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Long Live Her Majesty Queen Sirikit On the auspicious occasion the 87th Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 12th August 2019 Your Loyal Subjects, the executive board and staff of Hua Hin Today Newspaper

Hua Hin, Cha-Am, Pranburi

August 2019

Hua Hin Today’s New Owner and Management Team Were Invited to Join the Hua Hin GM’s Luncheon Meeting

Discussions about Hua Hin’s tourism inevitiable turn to the subject of air transport with conjecture aboui when they may be more flights from the Hua Hin airport.

There many speculative stories about why there is currently only one scheduled destination (Kuala Lumpur). Rumours may be about a brand new airport planned for somewhere inland and about restrictions imposed by the proximity to the Royal Palace.

Mr. Thanachai Theerapattanavong, and the Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Visa Chimdee, were amongst guests at the July Meeting of Hua Hin’s resort and hotel General Managers. The aim was to reveal what is being planned for the future of our publication and to spread the ‘good news’. We were able to describe plans to expand our role in promoting the hospitality industry and tourism sector and to introduce the new owner who addressed the gathering.

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2 Long Live Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The 87-year-old Queen Mother, HM Queen Sirikit was born on August 12th, 1932. Her Majesty Queen Sirikit is the daughter of H.H. Prince Chandaburi Suranath (M.C. Nakkhat Mongkol Kitiyakara) and his consort Mom Luang Bua Kitiyakara (nee Mom Luang Bua Snidvongs). Prince Chandaburi Suranath was the third son of H.R.H. Prince Chandaburi Suranath and H.S.H. Princess Absarasman Kitiyakara. HM Queen Siriki was the Queen Consort of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (or Rama IX). Their Majesties have four children, namely: Princess Ubol Ratana, born on

April 5, 1951, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun (or King Rama X), born on July 28, 1952, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, born on April 2, 1955 and Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn, born on July 4, 1957. Queen Sirikit is also regarded as the mother to all Thai people, thus her birthday is also celebrated as Mother’s Day. For more than half a century, Queen Sirikit has inspired many in Thailand and beyond with her deep compassion for the Thai people and tireless service to her nation. Also, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit accompanied His Majesty the King on his visits to remote villages in all corners of the Kingdom. At that time she found that the majority of Thai people who are farmers do not earn a decent living because they were at the mercy of natural forces beyond their control. Thus, there are countless development projects

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under the royal initiative of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit such as the Foundation of the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand, or the Support Foundation. The Foundation helps residents in rural areas to have a supplementary income to support their families, and enjoy better lives. Recently, the Bureau of the Royal Household announced that Queen Sirikit was admitted to the Chulalongkorn hospital after she developed a fever and persistent cough. However, the Queen Mother’s overall health has now improved and the fever has subsided. On behalf of Hua Hin Today newspaper, staff members, advertisers, readers and the people of Hua Hin, it is our pleasure to wish Her Majesty Queen Sirikit a joyous, speedy recovery with good health, and prosperity on her 87th birthday.


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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Dear readers, it is indeed our pleasure to introduce you the new owner of Hua Hin Today newspaper, Mr. Thanachai Theerapattanavong, the previous President of The Nation Multimedia group.

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The Nation Group or the Nation is one of the most successful English language newspapers in Thailand. With his remarkable experience, knowledge, professionalism, and efficiency in journalism, Mr. Thanachai believes that Hua Hin Today Newspaper can be improved with today’s digital social media platforms.

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This issue includes the exclusive interview with Director of Hua Hin Airport. He discussed having more domestic and international flights at the airport.

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4 Continued from Page 1 THE FUTURE OF THE HUA HIIN AIRPORT FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS There has been an announcement made in August 2018 by the Airports Department Director General that 3.5 billion THB is to be spent to upgrade the Airport over the next five years. He was quoted as saying that this would include “enlarging the passenger terminal and widening the runway and expanding hangars”. Very recently Hua Hin Today had the opportunity to be much better informed by meeting with Airport Director, Mr. Apisit Ubolkomut, he’s someone who is very qualified to know the real story. The Department of Airports (DOA) is the Thai government department under the Ministry of Transport. It operates 28 civil airports throughout the country; including Hua Hin. However to describe the Hua Hin airport as Khun Apisit’s ‘own airport’ is not far from reality.

Khun Apisit is very comfortable and relaxed about any responding to question about ‘his’ airport; after all he answers such questions every day. His first question to us was “OK, what do you want to know?”; our immediate response was “what is the future of the Hua Hin Airport?”

Khun Apisit has been the Director for the past 5 years but with an architectural background he was the lead designer of the building completed 25 years ago; he knows the facility intimately.

Here’s what the community can expect with the following developments commencing very soon: Final confirmation to double the size of the terminal. The primary reason is the inability for the existing building to separate domestic and international passengers; vital for security, customs and immigration. It is also confirmed that the runway will be made wider from the exiting 35 metres to 45 metres wide along with additional aircraft tarmac ‘parking’ facilities.

The length of the current runway is satisfactory for narrow bodied aircraft such as the A320 Airbus operated by Air Asia and may other lost cost carriers. A longer runway for long haul carriers can be achieved with an extension of some 500 metres. However this could only be achieved with an extension seaward as private ownership inland prevents any western extension. There are no current proposals or considerations being given to this extension in the near future. Next Khun Apisit was also able to dispel some of the more persistent rumours: There is no plan or active discussion for the construction of a new airport in the foreseeable future. The proximity of the Royal Palace poses no restrictions to the airport and is not a part

of development considerations. The civil flying school adjoining the main airport is not problematic. Some very preliminary discussions have taken place with other carriers considering Hua Hin as a destination. Singapore and Myanmar appear to be the front runners however formal proposals are yet to be presented. The current Air Asia daily flights to Kuala Lumper have been well patronised. Khun Apisit mentioned figures averaging around 70 – 80% of the capacity with a maximum passenger load of 185 people on the A320 craft. Previously domestic patronage to the most recent route to Chiang Mai was also popular but discontinued due to internal issues for the airline (Kan Air). With completion of the extended passenger terminal there is no reason why domestic services cannot resume and that seems is likely in the future. Where these destinations may be awaits specific proposals. Our thanks to Khun Apisit for his cooperation and the welcome to ‘his airport’. In summary; he describes the future of scheduled airline transport to Hua Hin as a combination of more international destinations and a reemergence of domestic flights. It’s a carefully considered and conservative approach, rather than any more radical changes. This may well be the best formula for success and community acceptance.

The current Air Asia flight schedule to Kuala Lumper is as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: Depart HH 11.40 arrive KL 14.35 Depart KL 10.05 arrive HH 11.10 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Depart HH 15.10 arrive KL Depart KL 13.40 arrive HH

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Hua Hin Today’s New Owner and Management Team He was able to reveal plans to extend our publication platforms, including more frequently printed newspapers, extended online presence, video and podcasting strategies. The ‘good news’ was received with an enthusiastic response from this gathering of the ‘movers and shakers’ of our hospitality scene. Mr. Thanachai gave some interesting information related the outlook of Hua Hin’s tourism industry such as the future development plan of Thailand Riviera. These monthly meetings are an example of the cooperative approach at the top level of our hospitality sector. It’s a way for them to find out about changes and developments and to share experiences. Typically the meeting is attended by ten or twelve GMs and happens at different resorts each month without the domination of one ‘brand’. There may be a guest who has important information, valuable insights and ‘inside’ information to offer to the group, rather than the time consuming process of visiting each GM individually. Of course this is not about revealing confidential information as there is also the spirit of competition, as well as cooperation, between those in attendance. From motorbike donations to school kids and to the joint venture of the Hua Hin ‘Dine Along the Beach’, cooperation between the top level of management of our hotels and resorts has gone a long way towards ensuring that the events and activities of the our hospitality sector meets the needs of locals and visitors to Hua Hin. HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019

However being competitive does not have to mean being unfriendly.

other’s company after the game to talk about their trials and tribulations.

It’s a bit like members of different football teams battling against each other on the field then enjoying each

We look forward to continuing a very cordial and beneficial relationship with all the GMs and marketing staff of

this vital part of the future of the city’s tourism industry. Hua Hin Today’s new owner and management team were invited to join the monthly Hua Hin GM Luncheon Meeting.


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6 Exclusive Interview with Mr. Nopporn Vuttikul; His Vision for Hua Hin City What is your policy to improve safety standards at tourist attraction to regain the confidence of tourists? “Hua Hin is the home of the King”, where Klai Kang Won Palace, the summer residence of King Rama IX is located, is the strength of Hua Hin city so Hua Hin needs to make sure that all tourists have been prevented crimes and aided in traffic control once they enter Hua Hin area. Hua Hin municipality has now set up CCTV cameras in the areas of tourist attractions, but they are still not enough. We do have a plan to install more CCTV cameras throughout the city so not only do residents and tourists feel a greater sense of security in this city, but police can also act on incidents spotted by cameras before a 191 call is made. What is your plan or project that helps he rasie environmental awareness of tourists? Hua Hin succeeded in protecting the environment since Hua Hin was one of three cities worldwide chosen to receive the Global Green City award from the United Nations Sustainable cities and Human Settlements Awards. Hua Hin Today had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Nopporn Vuttikul, mayor of Hua Hin. Mr. Nopporn discusses his thoughts on the city’s success, problems that they have faced, and the city future projects that will make the city move forward. Due to Baht appreciation causing the recession in tourism, what are your shortterm and long-term plans to deal with the recession? Just so you know, Hua Hin is just municipality, yet Baht appreciation is a national issue beyond our duty. However, we do have the short-term and long-term plans in tourism. For the short-term plan, we annually hold the events such as Hua Hin International Jazz Festival and Hua Hin & Cha Am Golf Festival to attract tourists over the low season. The Hua Hin & Cha-Am Golf Festival is a great opportunity for visiting golfers throughout the world to enjoy some real bargains. In addition, our long-term plan, although there are so many tourist attractions in Hua Hin, they are not enough for us to boost the tourism. Hence, we are going to build a landmark called “Hua Hin Sky Walk Tower” which is a scenic tower and an elevated glass walkway on Hin Lek Fai which overlooks the city. All Visitors can enjoy panoramic views on the tower and stroll along the elevated glass walkway. Apart from that, there will also be a large “Hua Hin” sign that will be visible from a distance. All in all, the project is approval, and Hua Hin municipality office is now waiting for funds for the construction.

The issue of stray dogs is a frequently discussed concern to residents and visitors in Hua Hin since there are serious injuries caused by roaming dogs and dog bites. What’s your long-term solution? We have attempted to solve this problem though. First of all, solving such problem in Thailand is obviously different from other countries--it is should be noted that it is against the Buddhist way to destroy animals (saying that what you do to others will come back to you one day), so no dogs are killed regardless of how long they stay. It is fortunate for Hua Hin city that we have “Hua Hin Dog Shelter” initiated by H.M. King Rama IX in 2003 to tackle the stray dog problem in our city. However, since there are so many stray dogs in Hua Hin and the shelter has limited capacity (approximately 1,500 dogs) and relies on charitable donations from animal lovers, some 300 stray dogs at the shelter were moved to Buriram province to make

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room for a quarantine of dogs suspected to be infected with rabies. Anyway, this problem seems endless as long as a number of owners get rid of their dogs by simply dropping them off in the middle of nowhere. Hence, in situation like this, we would like to ask some people petting dogs to help reduce the population of stray dogs through sterilization. Moreover, people can adopt dogs from the shelter like me. Parking is a problem in most modern cities and Hua Hin is not an exception. Would it be possible for the influx of visitors especially during the vacation or the weekend to park at the parking lot of municipality? Why not, all visitors can park at our parking lot from 8.30 AM until 22.00 PM for free. The municipality’s parking lot is also equipped with an elevator and restrooms for visitors’ convenience. Does Hua Hin have a plan to move the tangled mess of communication cables underground? Hua Hin municipality has intermittently l a u n c h e d b i d s f o r t h e p ro j e c t o f undergrounding a hanging mass of cables in Hua Hin, but the process has so far dragged on with half achievement. If we had funds for that, we would bury the lines within three

years by using Damnoenkasem Rd. as a pilot program. There are so many complaints from tourists about the unfair and expensive price from restaurant operators, especially seafood restaurants. How do you prevent such problem to ensure the fairness and consumer protection? Well, it depends. It is the right of vendors to price the menu, but its price needs to be appropriately priced by dishes and weight. Nonetheless, Hua Hin municipality has recommended that the price of goods and services be clearly displayed with the good manner. Please tell us your future city projects. There are so many upcoming projects. The first project is that the municipality will do concrete road from Soi Hua Hin 102-112. Next, we will add more lanes in the area of Chomsin Rd. from 4 lanes to 6 lanes in order to decrease congestion. Also, Khao Tao reservoir will be renovated to be another landmark by making dancing fountain, along with rubber giant turtle floating around the reservoir. In addition, to support Thai children’s education to meet international standard, be intelligent, and have life skills, Hua Hin municipality is going to build trilingual (English, Chinese, Thai including computer field) kindergarten and primary school in area of Soi Hua Hin 11 Kong. Last but not least, in terms of water extension or development, we have formulated the plan to transfer water directly from Kaeng Krachan Dam to the water filtering plant near the Khok Ma valley. The Royal Irrigation Department will work with Kaeng Krachan Dam to launch closed water system with the budget about 900 Million THB. As a result, the construction of a waterworks plant can produce water at a capacity of 500 cubic meters per hour in Smorprong and Boh Fai Volley. This project will be completed by 2022.


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8 Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas

More CCTV Cameras being installed for Minor Streets

Sub Lt. Soodyod Aiemsumang, Mr. Wann Chatree, director of Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (Hua Hin), villagers and fishermen joined the meeting concerning about “Guidelines for Marine Protected Areas— Sing Island, Tao Island and Hua Don beach.” Due to the policy of DMCR for the sustainable marine resources, the items on the agenda was mainly about setting the fishing area for fishing boats and providing parking area for tourist boats.

Organising Parking Lot at Hua Hin Ferry Harbour

Mr. Jeerawat Prammanee, Permanent Secretary of the Municipality presided the meeting about determining points for installing CCTV cameras and cancellation of purchasing CCTV cameras through e-bidding—the 12 core fiber optic cables are not qualified by Provincial Electricity Authority’s regulation. In the meeting, they discussed about CCTV installation points and equipment for the installation such as cameras and lines for making sure that they will be qualified and approved by the government supervision. However, Hua Hin municipality had installed the CCTV in inner-city for the first round. The upcoming round, the municipality will be installing in the minor roads. In the future, CCTV cameras will be set up in every Soi of Hua Hin city to improve safety measures for tourists.

An Outstanding Center Quality of Life Development and Career promotion for the elderly

Mr. Nopporn Wuttikul, mayor of Hua Hin, presided the meeting on organising the parking space for Taxi at the area of Hua Hin Ferry Harbour. There are two items on agenda. Firstly, the parking space will be set for taxi. Secondly, the badge must always be displayed while taxi drivers are on their duty. Taxi drivers have been informed and they must comply with this notification hereupon.

On 5th July 2019, Ms. Pailin Kongpan, deputy mayor of Hua Hin city, joined the exhibition, “Thailand Social Expo 2019” at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani as a representative of Center Quality of Life Development and Career promotion for the elderly people. The center was rewarded from Ministry of Social Development and Human Security for being an outstanding center that has provided activities about life development and job promotion for the elders in the community.

Tree Planting for His Majesty the King Rama X

Resolving Disputes between Local Folk and Hua Hin Internal Communication

Hua Hin mayor Mr. Nopporn Wuttikul, presided over mediation as mediator at the Prosecutor’s office of Hua Hin. Earlier, there was an accident that the unnamed person’s was injured by electric wires from a burning utility pole. However, the litigant from Hua Hin internal communication company paid damages 10,000 baht to the victim, so the process will not go to court. Whether you are Thais or foreigners--if you want a lawyer to assist you with any property, corporate, family or immigration issue that you may have, please contact directly to Hua Hin Law Aid at (Soi Hua Hin 2), call 032-520447-8 or email: huahin-lawaid@ago.go.th HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019

On 10th July, local people and government officials led by the mayor of Hua Hin Mr. Nopporn Wuttikul, participated the activity, “Yellow Community of Father’s Home Planting Trees”. The Hua Hin mayor, representatives from 39 communities, and people joined the planting of 500 Silver trumpet and Yellow elder trees to increase green and yellow spaces in communities. The objectives of this event are not only to celebrate the 66th anniversary birthday of His Majesty the King on 28th July, but also to raise awareness about the preservation of natural resources and environment.


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Wild Elephant Found Dead in Palau

On 3rd July, a 7-year-old wild female elephant which had died about 1 month before was found dead in the forest area near Moo 3, Ban Pa-la-U village in tambon Huay Sat Yai—far 2 kilometres from Kaeng Krachan National Park. Originally, a team of specialists scanned the elephant’s copse for metal, but no bullets were found.

Her death is still unclear since there were no gunshot wounds in her body; however, with our initial assumption, we believed that she died of natural causes, said Mr. Sawat Taweerat, director of the Protected Area Regional Office 3 (Phetchaburi). Mr.Sawat also told villagers, motorists, and drivers to be aware of wild elephants that usually stray from the forest.

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10 Hua Hin Cycling 2019

Donation for Phrabatnampu Temple

On July 21 morning, Maj. Gen. Prasarn Ruaydee, Commander of the Thanarat Camp Infantry Center, presided over the event of HUA HIN CYCLING 2019 held at the Rajabhakti Park with more than a thousand cyclists attending an activity under the theme: “Visit Hua Hin, enjoy the nature breath.” HUA HIN CYCLING 2019 is organized by the Hua Hin & Cha-am

Tourism Business Association. Mr. Thanasorn Dokduer, Director of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Prachuap Province, Mr Thanon Punpeepas Hua Hin Sheriff, Mr. Nopporn Wuthikul Hua Hin Mayor, Miss Soraya Hom Chuen Director of TAT, Prachuap Office, Mrs. Wassana Srikanjana, President of the Hua Hin-Cha-am Tourism Business Association and

the honorable guests joined the activity with the gorgeous weather. Mrs. Wassana mentioned the objectives of the event are to encourage people to exercise by riding bicycles and to promote tourism in Hua Hin by using the well-known tourist attraction routes from Rajabhakti Park to Banyan Golf Course.

Hua Hin people donated money, clothes, and goods to the abbot Phra Alongkot to help HIV/ AIDS-infected patients, needy, elders more than 2,000 people at Wat Phrabatnampu, Muang district, Lopburi. As of 9th July, Mr. Thanont Panpeepas, chief district officer, accompanied by Hua Hin mayor Mr. Nopporn Wuttikul, deputy mayor Ms. Pailin Kongpan and Hua Hin people Temple went listening to the sermon from Phra Alongkot and donating essential stuffs including money at Hua Hin Market Village forecourt. Wat Phrabatnampu has been a place of shelter for the

number of HIV patients, for 20 years. Due to increasing of HIV sufferers, including those who are not related to HIV sufferers, Wat Phrabatnampu needs more funds and goods to support those people. To donate online, visit www. facebook.com/phrabathnampu, or transfer money to Phrabatnampu a c c o u n t a t B a n g ko k B a n k (Account No. 289-0-84697-1), Kasikorn Bank (Account No. 174-239000-0), and Siam Commercial Bank (Account No. 579-2-337307).For more information, call 062751-8800, 066-151-0440.

“Black Water Flowing Across The Beach is Natural Watercourse”

Random Check on School Lunches in Hua Hin

On 11th July 2019, municipality officials had conducted random inspections of meals provided by schools and sampled the contents of lunch boxes at seven schools and two child Development Centers. Mr. Jeerawat Prammanee with director of education and head of education and other staff participated in the inspections. The inspections followed reports that budget frauds have HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019

occurred in this important service for children at government schools. Mr. Jeerawat encouraged local governing officials to follow the government financial audit guidelines to prevent corruption in this area. “Privat caterers should also inform students that they can ask for more food if they are not full.” He stressed. The contents of lunches have

to be fully described, including the cooking methods and carefully monitored to ensure that standards issued by the Ministry of Education are met. Th e c h e c k s co n d u c te d found that each school had a healthy nutritious food with a clear schedule of lunch items and that the schools were meeting the required standards.

D u e to Fa ce b o o k p o st showing “sewage and gray water” flowing into the sea at a beach north of Hua Hin, the Cha Am district chief and officials went checking the area where dirty black water runs across the beach and into the Gulf of Thailand. Although Mr. Khajornsak S o m b o o n , d i st r i c t c h i e f, acknowledged that the offensive outflow stank, he denied that released water was from local businesses and stressed that it was natural watercourse.

He also stated that the dirty water will not flow out to the beach if there is no strong force from waves M e a nw h i l e , a u t h o r i t i e s claimed there will be primarily two solutions to resolving the situation—they do have plans to dig the canal to expand the space for drainage and have a watertreatment facility installed near the canal. Source: Daily News Photos: Angsana Sinarkorn


11 Durian Processing Factory Opened in Southern Thailand Durian has now become a very popular fruit among Chinese consumers, especially durian from southern border provinces known for a unique flavor. Durian is a very popular fruit in Thailand, and its export has become a major source of national income. Durian production has interested many Chinese investors, with the thirdlargest durian processing factory in Thailand recently opened in a southern border province. Despite the high demand, only 5 percent of national durian harvest is exported to China. Manguwang Food Company has realized the great potential of durian exports to the Chinese market, and has therefore made a significant investment, in cooperation with the Thai government which offers tax deductions and facilitation in opening the country’s third-largest durian

processing factory. With the new factory located in Songkhla province, the company buys fresh durian fruit from local farmers in southern border provinces and processes it using a freeze-dry process. The product is then exported to provinces of China overland through Laos and Vietnam. The company is planning to include shipping by sea in the future. It is expected the company will purchase 12,000 tons of fresh durian fruit this year, and will increase the number to 20,000 tons in 2020, creating 1,200 new jobs for villagers. Thepha District Chief, Sanong Chantarak said this week that the new durian factory will be very beneficial for local villagers and help increase local employment, as well as attracting other businesses to invest more in southern border provinces.

Thai Ministry Increases Renewable Energy Ratio

The cost of electricity generated from renewable energy will be approximately 2.44 baht per unit, which should not affect the general public’s electricity bills. On the move to reinforce electricity security, the Ministry of Energy has amended its Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP) 2018 to comply with the national electricity generating capacity development, increasing the ratio of electricity generation from renewable energy sources to 29,358 megawatts by 2037. The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency’s (DEDE) Director General, Yongyut Juntararotai has disclosed that the Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP) 2018, which covers operations from 2018 to 2037, is aimed at increasing electricity generation from waste materials utilized in energy plants, from 500 megawatts to 900 megawatts,

which will help solve the national issue of excess garbage needing disposal. Public consultations will be held in August to gather input from all sides, before proposing the project to the National Energy Policy Committee. According to the latest amendment of the AEDP 2018, electricity generated from renewable energy sources will be introduced into the national power grid, with solar power generating 15,574 megawatts, biomass generating 5,786 megawatts, wind turbines generating 2,989 megawatts, hydroelectric power from domestic generators and from Laos generating 3,000 megawatts, and waste to energy generating 900 megawatts. These renewable power sources will contribute a total of 29,358 megawatt, or 33 percent of the national electricity generating capacity. Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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12 August might seem light on the vacation offerings. Hua Hin Today provides you the celebrations to assist you beat the heat. August 1st : National Girlfriends Day Th i s h o l i d ay h a s surely nothing to do with boyfriends throughout the world. National Girlfriends Day honors the lady friends including our sisters, mothers, classmates, or colleagues who are there for their lady friends. If you like gendered activities, today would be the perfect day to schedule a beauty treatment with your best girlfriends. Go let your girl pals know how much they mean to you! August 5th : International Beer Day Throwing back to 2007, a group of friends in Santa Cruz, California decided to internationally dedicate a day to gather with friends and enjoy a g o o d b e e r a n d to celebrate for those who are responsible for brewing and serving beer—say either cheers or salute to our brewers and bartenders. August 5th : National Underwear Day

Though we cannot prove it, we smell a collusion between International Beer Day and this activity of unmentionables. Whether coincidence or conspiracy, celebrating these two on August 5th vacations does not have to be exclusive. You probably get a free pair of undies out of it. August 8th : National Dollar Day

August 10th : Lazy Day

Your Country’s National Day

August 1st: is the national holiday of Switzerland, Although the founding of the Swiss Confederacy was first celebrated on this date in 1891 and annually since 1899, it has only been an official holiday since 1994. It has been an official holiday since 1994, following the acceptance of a federal popular initiative in its favour in 1993.

Lazy Day is your chance to goof off, and definitely not work. Also, it definitely comes at a good time. Raining and muggy weather make it easy to kick back and be lazy for a day. Whoever said that “There’s no lazy days...just lazy people.” Well, we respectfully disagree. Today is proof positive. It is indeed a Lazy Day--we consider that a good thing. August 11th : Son and Daughter Day  Son and Daughter Day is a day to spend time with your children. After all, your son and daughter are the joy of your life. We hope that everyone who is reading this would have the opportunity in their life to see these joys born and raised happily, and successfully. August 19th : National Potato Day 

National Potato Day is a day to celebrate and enjoy a few potatoes. The versatile spud can be enjoyed in some way for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as a snack. While it is able to be eaten raw, it is usually cooked, boiled, baked or fried. It is used in countless recipes. Americans can’t seem to get enough of them. August 20th : National Radio Day The invention of the radio dates to the late 1800s. A number of inventors played a role in creating this significant medium. A number of inventions and discoveries were required to make the radio a reality. This included both transmission and reception methods and technology. The radio somewhat evolved from the telegraph and the telephone, with wireless telegraph directly contributing to its invention.

1 August is celebrated each year with paper Iantern parades, bonfires, hanging strings of Swiss flags, fireworks and competitive rifle shooting matches August 10th: Ecuador, Proclamation of independence from Spain in 1809 and officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) west of the mainland. The capital city is Quito, which is also the largest city. August 14th Pakistan Independence Day is observed annually on 14 August, a national holiday in Pakistan. It commemorates the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign state following the end of the British Raj in 1947. Pakistan came into existence as a result of the Pakistan Movement, which aimed for the creation of an independent Muslim state in the north-western regions of South Asia via partition.

August 15th: Independence Day of India, is annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, On 15 August 1947, the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru raised the Indian national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi. On each subsequent Independence Day, the incumbent Prime Minister customarily raises the flag and gives an address to the nation. The entire event is broadcast by Doordarshan, India’s national broadcaster, and usually begins with the shehnai music of Ustad Bismillah Khan.

On this day all the way back in 1786, the Continental Congress established a monetary system for the US. There were some Greenbacks along the way, but Amaricans have always been carrying around George Washington’s in their wallets. Today, they honor the birth of cold hard USD with a few Georges, Andrews, and Abrahams. If you decide to invite Benjamin, give us a call! August 9th : Book Lover’s Day

For book lovers every day is a day to celebrate reading, but for the sake of celebration let’s open the floor to all interpretations of what it means to be a “book lover.” Perhaps, you just love the physical feel of a book, and have no interest in cracking one open. This day is meant to honor books in love with each other. Today is the day to exalt book lovers of all shapes, sizes, covers, and word counts. HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019

Celebrating National Radio Day is super easy. In Hua Hin we would recommend you tune into Surf 102.5 FM. August 24th : National Hug Your Boss Day While it appears to have originated in the UK, the principles of this special day apply around the world. For one day of the year, set aside your frustrations and show your boss a little appreciation with a physical embrace. Please make sure to first check all company HR codes.

August 17th: The Proclamation of Indonesian Independence.  Proklamasi Kemerdekaan Indonesia, or simply Proklamasi was read at 10:00 in the morning of Friday, 17 August 1945. The wording and declaration of the proclamation had to balance the interests of conflicting internal Indonesian and Japanese interests at the time. The declaration marked the start of the diplomatic and armed resistance of the Indonesian National Revolution, fighting against the forces of the Netherlands and proDutch civilians, until the latter officially acknowledged Indonesia’s independence in 1949. August 31st: Hari Merdeka (Malaysian for ‘Independence Day’), also known as Hari Kebangsaan (National day), refers to the day when the Federation of Malaya’s independence from the British Empire was officially declared. At exactly 09:30 on 31 August 1957, the declaration was read by the first Chief Minister of Malaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman at the Merdeka Stadium in the presence of thousands of people including Malay Rulers, members of the federal government, and foreign dignitaries.


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14 Trans-Asean Bullet Train to Link Thailand with Singapore and China

Under the Thai government’s plan to make Thailand the logistics hub of ASEAN, the high-speed trains will be at the heart of the country’s new infrastructure system. Construction of a high-speed railway using Chinese technology is at the center of Thailand’s plan to become the logistics hub of ASEAN. All eyes are on what kind of influence China can gain by helping Thailand build its infrastructure. The government has already begun the construction of some routes and will keep calling bids for the project, according Thai Deputy Minister of Transport Pailin Chuchottaworn. The Thai government is pursuing an ambitious plan to build a rail network linking Thailand to other countries in the region, like Singapore and China.

China has only a decade or so of experience operating high-speed rail. But it has already caught up with Japan’s shinkansen in terms of technology.

The road to Singapore and China

“Thais will be able to take high-speed trains to the Chinese capital and Singapore from a railway station in Bang Sue in the future,” said Deputy Transport Minister Pailin Chuchottaworn. Bangkokians may find it hard to imagine that their next trip to Beijing could begin in Bang Sue wrote recently the Bangkok Post That will be possible once the construction of four routes for

Shinkansen like high speed trains is completed and the Bang Sue railway station will be a hub of the “Trans-ASEAN Line”. The plan is part of china’s $1 trillion belt and road initiative designed to create transport infrastructure for china to import energy and other vital resources. But China’s high-speed rail ambitions in Southeast Asia don’t end in Bangkok says Nikkei Asian Review. Under its planned 3,000km pan-Asian railway network, Chinese rail lines will extend even further south, stretching through Malaysia and feeding into Singapore.

Under the government’s plan to make Thailand the logistics hub of ASEAN, the high-speed trains will be at the heart of the country’s new infrastructure system. It will be the first time Thailand will have such a modern transport network, which will cover 3,193 kilometres at a cost of about 2.07 trillion THB (67.3 billion USD). The plan is part of China’s $1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative designed to create transport infrastructure for China to import energy and other vital resources. The rail route will link Bang Sue with Chiang Mai in the North, Laos in the Northeast, Cambodia in the East and Malaysia in the South. Bang Sue will be a grand station, expected to be the largest in ASEAN, according to the plan. The four-storey station will cover an area of 300,000 square metres

and is planned to be surrounded by commercial areas.

Faster trips to Laos and Beijing

The first route, a Thai-Sino project linking Bangkok and Nong Khai in the far Northeast, is now under construction and is scheduled to be completed by 2023. The route will make transport more convenient and are expected to drive the national economy forward in the long term, the official noted. From the border line, another rail route will run to the Lao capital of Vientiane, and the last leg will take passengers to Mohan, a border town in Yunnan Province, China. The station will also be connected the city’s Blue Line, Airport Rail Link, and rail routes to upcountry provinces. Source: Thailand-business-news

The New Exclusive Importer for Peugeot Cars in Thailand 17 July 2019, the PEUGEOT brand has appointed Belfort Automobile (Thailand), a subsidiary of the Master Group Corporation (Asia) Co., Ltd., as the new exclusive importer and distributor of PEUGEOT cars in Thailand. The signing ceremony took place at the French Embassy in Bangkok and was witnessed by H.E. Mr. Jacques Lapouge, The Ambassador of France to Thailand.  Mrs. Laurence Noel, Senior Vice President Asean, Groupe PSA stated that “PEUGEOT is pleased

to have appointed MGC-ASIA as the new exclusive importer and distributor of PEUGEOT cars in Thailand, since MGC-ASIA is one of the leading automotive retailers and mobility companies in the Kingdom. Together with MGC-ASIA, we are planning to substantially expand our presence in Thailand and wishing to win new customers f o r t h e P E U G E OT b r a n d .” Furthermore she added “We would like to thank European Motor Cars (EMC) for the 47 years of partnership”.

Dr. Sunhavut Thamchuan viriya, Group Chief Executive Officer of MGC-ASIA, said: “I am proud that MGC-ASIA has been appointed as exclusive importer and distributor for PEUGEOT cars in Thailand. PEUGEOT is a valuable addition to the product and brand portfolio of MGC-ASIA. The new brand will contribute to the growth of the group as well as the development opportunities of our employees. Likewise, new jobs will be created in the Kingdom”.  Also in Thailand, PEUGEOT will benefit from the new strategy of PEUGEOT in Southeast Asia. As Dr. Joerg Breuer, Chief Executive Officer, PEUGEOT Thailand stated: “PEUGEOT will create a new market segment in Thailand and will be positioned as ‘High-end Mainstream’.  PEUGEOT will introduce at least 6 new models to Thai automotive customers over the next couple of years. The company will start with 2 attractive SUVs, the PEUGEOT 3008 and the PEUGEOT 5008. The 2 new models will be introduced to the Thai customers shortly. To serve customers in the entire

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Kingdom, PEUGEOT plans to build a network of sales and service outlets in Bangkok and all major provinces. PEUGEOT THAILAND seeks to appoint professional automotive dealers to join this exciting venture. The first new PEUGEOT dealership is planned to open in Bangkok at the beginning of the 4th quarter this year, shortly followed by additional sales and service outlets across the country.  Experience the first unveiling of PEUGEOT cars to the general public during the 16-25 of August in BIG Motor Sale 2019 at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre.


15 Dept Warns of Worst Drought in Decade

The Meteorological Department (MD) says Thailand is going to experience the worst drought in a decade, as average precipitation across large swaths of the country has fallen far short of the monthly average. Kornrawee Sitthichiwapak, the MD’s deputy director-general, said downpours this rainy season were far below average, particularly in the North and Northeastern as well as in the Central Plains -- all of which are important crop growing regions. “The country’s overall rainfall is the lowest in a decade,” she said. Ms Kornrawee said this season’s storms -- including Tropical Storm Mun -- were much less powerful than in previous seasons, bringing much less rain to the interior part of the country.

“As such, farmers will have to wait until late August or early September for heavy rain to fall,” she said. The lack of rain has affected water reserves across the country. Water levels in large reservoirs stood at about 38% in the North, 33% in the Northeast, 22% in the Central Plains, 35% in the East, 67% in the West, and 60% in the South, according to figures released by the ONWR. The lack of heavy rain has seen four medium-sized reservoirs in Nakhon Ratchasima completely dry out, according to the 8th Royal Irrigation Office. The empty reservoirs have prompted the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) to speed up efforts to mitigate the impact of the looming drought.

Samroeng Saengphuwong, the deputy ONWR secretarygeneral, convened a meeting in Buri Ram -- attended by officials from Nakhon Ratchasima, Surin, Buri Ram, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani -- to discuss the situation. Officials also proposed measures to lessen the drought’s impact on local residents. “Prime Minister Prayut Chano-cha has instructed the ONWR and other related agencies about the importance of helping those already suffering from water shortages, who will be even more affected by the drought,” said Mr Samroeng. According to Mr Samroeng, the northeastern region has only 4.3 billion cubic metres of water

reserves left in its dams and reservoirs, which equates to about 33% of its maximum capacity. “Seven large dams in the region now have less than 30% of their maximum capacity,” he said. The drought is expected to affect 105 districts across 12 provinces -- namely Loei, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Kalasin, Yasothon, Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Roi Et, Buri Ram, Surin, Si Sa Ket and Nakhon Ratchasima. Some provinces have already resorted to drastic measures to cope with water scarcity. Buri Ram plans to pump water from an abandoned mine to produce tap water, Mr Samroeng said. Source: Bangkok Bost.

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16 “Mom’s Advice Is Still the Best for Treating Diarrhea”

Eat the right foods to ease your symptoms and discomfort

Most of us will experience diarrhea a couple of times a year, whether it’s from a bacterial infection, a food allergy or simply something you’ve eaten that disagrees with you. Diarrhea usually is not serious and often disappears within a day or so. Mom’s advice is still the best when it comes to home treatments for diarrhea, which you should eat chicken soup and saltines and follow the BRAT diet – bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast. You might think that eating will make your diarrhea worse, but your food choices can help to ease your symptoms and ensure your health doesn’t worsen as a result.

When your health is good, physicians usually recommend whole-grain, high-fiber foods. But high-fiber foods could spell trouble when you have diarrhea. The BRAT foods are low-fiber and can help to make your stools firmer. Bananas also are high in potassium and help to replace nutrients your body has lost because of diarrhea. Dr. Kirby says you also can add oatmeal, boiled or baked potatoes (peeled), or baked chicken with the skin removed. “These are simple foods that people often tolerate very well,” Dr. Kirby says.

Salty and sweet

The biggest danger with a short bout of diarrhea is dehydration, or the loss of water and nutrients from the body’s tissues. You could become dehydrated if you have diarrhea more than three times a day and are not drinking enough fluids. Dehydration can cause serious complications if it is not treated. The best way to guard against dehydration is to consume liquids that contain salt and sugar, says digestive disease specialist Donald Kirby, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Human Nutrition. The salt slows down the fluid loss, while the sugar helps your body to absorb the salt. “We tend not to want people to have salt in general, but when you’re having significant diarrhea, you want to make sure you’re getting salt and enough sugar to keep out of the emergency room,” Dr. Kirby says. Over-the-counter rehydration solutions such as Pedialyte will do the job, Dr. Kirby says. Or, follow Mom’s advice and have some chicken soup with saltine crackers or pretzels. “Doctor Mom has been doing it for generations and it still works,” Dr. Kirby says. “In this case, Mother really does know best.”

Probiotics

Another way to help your gut recover from a diarrheal infection is to consume probiotics— a food or dietary supplement that contains live bacteria, which replaces or adds to the beneficial bacteria usually found in the gastrointestinal tract. While it’s wise to avoid dairy products when you have diarrhea, Dr. Kirby says, there’s one notable exception – yogurt or kefir, a fermented milk drink that contain probiotics. These can restore the beneficial bacteria that your body flushes out with diarrhea. Just make sure the yogurt or kefir are low in sugar, as higher levels of sugar can potentially worsen symptoms or diarrheal losses (water and electrolytes) in some patients. It’s time to call the doctor when diarrhea lasts longer than a few days, Dr. Kirby says. Also see your physician if you experience severe pain or your stool contains significant amounts of blood or pus (emission). Source: Cleveland Clinic

The BRAT diet

Here’s another bit of good advice from Mom for treating diarrhea – eat the BRAT diet: banana, rice (white), apple sauce and toast.

Talking about Kidney Disease

Many of us enjoy indulging ourselves with good delicious food. No matter how stressedl we are, once we have the taste of our favorite food, stresses just seem to vanish.

In correlation with the emotional effects of food, researchers from various countries have considered the emotional perception of those who suffer from kidney diseases. The results show that the happiness of these patients suffers badly. One of the key factors is the impact on their social ability activities. Because their diet is extremely restricted, there is an extensive list of foods that they cannot eat or should not eat. They cannot enjoy their favorite food as before. Approximately fifteen million Thai people suffer from kidney diseases. The number tends to get higher every year at the rate of 7,800 people per year. Eight million of these individuals suffer from chronic kidney disease, with 200,000 people are at the end-stages. The most common cause of kidney disease is diabetes and high blood pressure. This contributes to 70% of the overall cases. It is undeniable that changes in eating habits has many effects, causing an increased ratio of kidney disease, including in children and youth. The intake of salty food, spicy food, fast food, snacks, or continuous medication all leads to kidney disease. This leads to the fact that once you are in the world of kidney disease, there will be an increasing amount of food that you will have to avoid: H Salty food: the more salt accumulates in our body, the more water is retained. This leads to swelling and with an excessive amount of water in your body, your kidney and heart will have to work harder. H Restriction of food with high potassium; such as bananas, orangse, coconut water, raisins, dried fruit, canned food, and snacks. High potassium will stimulate the heart, HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019

causing arrhythmia that could advance to the fatal cardiac arrest. The suggested food for people with kidney disease is food that contains low potassium; such as rose apples, green grapes, watermelon, sponge gourd, white jelly fungus, and cabbage. Mostly anything that has a mild taste, as well as vegetables and fruits with a light colour, are suggested. Now that we are talking about kidney disease, one unavoidable thing that we need to discuss is dialysis and when this is needed. Kidney disease can be divided into 5 stages. The stage that requires dialysis is the 5th stage, or known as renal failure stage or the end tstage of kidney disease. The treatment for kidney disease can only slow down the condition of renal failure, which can be divided into 3 types as follows: 1. Haemodialysis: this type of dialysis will remove blood from the body for cleansing. It will eliminate waste and minerals from your blood, as well as adjust water balance in the body. As the kidney is approaching renal failure stage, it will no longer be able to perform its function and can filter only a slight amount of waste from the blood. Once the blood is cleaned, it will be returned to the body. 2. Peritoneal dialysis: this type of dialysis will remove waste and the water excess from the body using a tube installed in the abdominal cavity. The exchange has to be repeated 4 times per day; usually 6 hours apart between each exchange cycle. Peritoneal dialysis can be carried out at home by the patient. Therefore, it is suitable for those who do not want to commute to the hospital. However, the patient needs to pay extra attention and be careful about any infection. 3. Kidney transplant or renal replacement: this treatment could be done for only 500 patients per year. This is because, in addition to lack of kidney, there are complexities in testing the compatibility between the kidney donor and the recipient. As a result, a few cases of this treatment can be operated per year.


17 Allergy in Children Can Be Prevented

Allergic diseases are popular and found in every age group, however, they are more prevalent in children than adults. Allergies occur when the body responds to stimulants which are considered harmless leading to reactions causing inflammation to the contact organs. For instance, hay fever or allergic rhinitis happens when we breathe in allergen, or substance we are allergic to, leading to reaction in the nasal cavity causing nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose. Asthma takes place when the reactions happen in the airways causing spasm of the air passage and shortness of breath. The reactions may happen within minutes or hours after the contact. Allergic patients may also react to other things more actively than the allergens such as smoke, pollution, cold, damp weather and humidity. The reaction may last for days or months.

Dr. Onsuree Boonyaviwat, our pediatric allergy and immunology specialist and Director of Pediatrics at Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin, shares that the parents may notice abnormal symptoms in their children such as frequent or chronic cold symptoms. The symptoms may be more prominent at certain times such as runny nose at night time or at dawns. Some children have more coughs after exercises or when the weather changes or after having a cold. For skin allergies, it may happen intermittently or after eating certain food such as cow milk, eggs, seafood and peanuts. Skin allergies may happen from contacting allergens such as dust or pets. Children with suspicious allergies should have a consultation with a doctor. Allergies may be geneticrelated or caused by external factors. If one of the parents has

allergic diseases, the chance that children may also have allergies is 30 – 50 percent and when both of the parents have allergies, the chance will increase to 50 – 70 per cent. The chance is only 10 % when none of the parents have allergies. Currently, there is nothing we can do with the genetics, the avoidance of allergens such as cigarette smoke and dust can reduce the symptoms of the disease or prevent the allergies. For allergic rhinitis, patients often have nasal congestion with difficulties of breathing leading to a lack of sleep causing drowsiness during the day with a lack of energy, poor memory or concentration which can affect learning and working abilities In children, it will affect growth and also the personality and the quality of life. Furthermore, in the case of asthma, patients may have severe asthmatic symptoms which can be very serious and life threatening as well as the case of severe food allergies. The treatment principle for allergies is to control the

environment and allergens. Most of allergic patients in Thailand have an allergy against dust mites, cockroaches, pollens and animal hair are also very common. The doctor will recommend all patients to receive an examination called skin test to identify what the patients are allergic to. The information is used to produce desensitization injection as a form of treatment too. l. Another allergy treatment is medication. For an easy understanding, we will separate the treatment of allergies into 2 levels; 1. Medications to relieve symptoms such as antihistamines a n d b ro n c h o d i l a to r s , a n t i inflammatory drugs such as steroid nasal sprays or oral inhalers. 2 . A l l e rg y va c c i n e s o r desensitization is a treatment by injecting allergens that the patient is allergic to into the body by starting from small amounts and increasing until the body becomes used to that allergen. The patients who should be treated with an allergy vaccination are ones who

have been treated with drugs without improvement or suffering from side effects of the drugs. Before choosing a treatment by vaccination, the doctor needs to know what the patients are allergic to prepare the vaccine. This treatment should be made by a specialist and patients must undergo continuous treatment for at least 3 - 5 years.

Dr. Onsuree also shares that the most important for self – caring when having allergies is to avoid those allergens, use the medicine as recommended and maintain good sleep and regularly exercise. If patient has severe symptoms or medication does not seem to work, they may have to consult the specialist sooner than expected. The treatments are individualized as there may be some complications during the treatments. Pediatric Clinic, Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin

How to Prevent Common Illness Occurring in the Rainy Season

The rainy season brings lot of fun, greenery and cool climate with it. However, it also invites lot of health disorders as well. There are so many illnesses associated with rainy season that parents of small children need to be careful during this season to prevent such disorder. Read on. The Department of Disease Control asks people to be aware of these problems. The most common illness is related to respiratory system, Dengue, water and food borne disease, Hand, Foot and mouth disease, etc. cannot be overlooked. I. Respiratory illnesses and diseases that can be found in children during the rainy season are that Asthma, Influenza, Pneumonia, etc. Additional suggested ways to prevent respiratory condition include washing hands frequently and getting adequate sleeping.

II. Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue, Zika Virus and so on. The best way to prevent All of these mosquito-borne diseases is to eliminate pockets of stagnant water that serve as mosquito breeding sites at home, at schools, workplaces and their vicinity, and to avoid mosquito bites.

III. Foodborne/ Waterborne diseases are caused by consuming contaminated foods or beverages. They typically cause cholera that is bacterial disease usually spread through contaminated water and Hepatitis A that is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A from contaminated food and water. During the rainy season, your risk of contracting the disease is extremely low if follow these precautions: wash hands with soup and water frequently, eat food that is completely cooked and hot, and get vaccinated. IIII. Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is common viral diseases found only in Humans, especially children. Most infected people do not show symptoms. These symptoms may include fever, headache, nausea, and body aches which present for only 3-5 days. You can lower your risk of being infected by washing your hands often with soap and water, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and soiled items, including toys, and avoiding close contact such as kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or cups with people with hand, foot, and mouth disease. V. There are a few dangerous activities in the rainy season that people should avoid. do not eat mushrooms you do not know because they can be poisonous mushrooms. do keep the house clean, so poisonous animals cannot hide within the house as a shelter. people should drive slow or carefully during the rain since the vision is reduced and the car takes longer to stop as the tires ineffectively grip the road. For queries or additional information, please call DDC hot line 1422.

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18 Ricinus communis Miracle Tree

The Miracle Tree (Ricinus communis) is the only species of the monotypic genus Ricinus, which belongs to the family of Euphorbiaceae.

by Dr. George F. Grossniklaus

In connection with the use of the oil of castor bean seeds as a renewable energy source, the miracle tree is therefore also called castor plant by the industry and the media.

Propagation

The miracle tree bears abundant fruits, called “castor beans” which are reminiscent of a fully sucked tick. Along with its rapid growth, this leads to the fact that the plant is considered as a invasive species (Neophyte).

Distribution

This plant is native to northeast Africa and the Middle East. As a cultural refugee, it has now spread to all tropical areas, also to Thailand. The specie loves a sunny, warm and windless area. The soil should be humus and nutrient rich and well drained. While good water supply promotes growth, but once it has established, it is no longer mandatory since the plant tolerates drought periods.

Ingredients Castor oil

Description

In temperate climates the plant grows as an annual herbaceous plant in the tropics as a perennial plant. The plant is vigorous and is in ideal conditions within three to four months to five meters high. In tropical climates they reached after several years of growth heights of up to 13 meters and forms a woody stem.

The viscous, clear to yellowish castor oil, (also ricin oil, pharmaceutical name: ricini oleum, formerly; oleum ricini Castoris) is pressed cold from the seeds of the plant (oil content of about 40 to 50%), it consists of 70 to 77 percent of triglycerides of ricinoleic acid. In contrast to the seed, it is non-toxic. In addition to its medical application, it is used in a mixture with methanol for the lubrication of internal combustion engines in models (Nitro engines).

Ricin

The seed coats of the miracle tree are very poisonous because they contain the toxic protein ricin, a lectin. The ricin content in the seeds of the tree is about 1 to 5 percent. At an oral intake of ricin already a level of 0.25 milligrams can be fatal, which corresponds to a few seeds. Ricin dissolves while in water, but is fat insoluble, and therefore not included in the castor oil. During pressing of the seeds the poison thus remains in the pomace. (Pomace, or marc, is the solid remains of grapes, olives, or other fruit after pressing for juice or oil. It contains the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems of the fruit. Grape pomace has traditionally been used to produce pomace brandy. Today, it is mostly used as fodder, as fertilizer, or to extract bioactive compounds like polyphenols from it.)

Utilization Use as an ornamental plant

The alternating leaves are standing 30 to 70 inches tall, shiny, green (in some varieties reddish to deep purple), have long petioles and are five to eleven palmate shaped (Peltatum). The miracle tree blooms from August to October. The unisexual flowers are inconspicuous and green yellow. In the upper half of the inflorescence only the red stamps to discerning female flowers are formed, in the lower half only the male flowers with their distinctive yellow stamens. Red-brown capsule fruits are formed, studded with soft spines, with reddish brown-marbled, bean-shaped seeds.

The miracle tree is a popular ornamental plant, especially as it is vigorous and of a exotic look. Ideal location in the garden is a hotbed, or any other non-shady spot. If small children or toddlers are in the house - be aware, due to the poisonous fruits.

Use of castor oil Medical application

The use of the miracle plant as medical and oil plant has been documented already around 1552 BC in ancient medical text, the ancient Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, testified, also seeds of the plant have been found in Egyptian tombs. The best known use is, as an indigestible laxatives against constipation or to accelerate defecation. The effect is two to four hours after ingestion of approximately 10 to 30 milliliters of castor oil. Some compounds of the oil act already after 10 to 20 seconds. The actual active substance is ricinoleic acid, a C18 fatty acid, is released in the small intestine by endogenous lipases (fat-splitting enzymes). Through the collection of water in the intestine an enlarged and softened stool volume , is produced and thus the laxative effect. In addition, the released ricinoleic acid leads to irritation of the intestinal mucosa, which also produces a laxative effect. Externally, castor oil is applied for the treatment of warts and ringworm

Use of Ricin

Ricin is one of the most potent, naturally occurring toxins in general, and also very easy to produce. Since it also acts via the respiratory tract, it has been tested by armies on its use as a chemical warfare agent.

Plastics production and chemical industry

By far the most important application is the use as a natural polyol for polyurethane(PU) plastics. Castor oil is the only available vegetable oil in large quantities, which has by nature the required OH-functionality, to react with dior polyisocyanates to form polyurethane polymers. The applications are PU foams (e.g. upholstery and mattresses, construction foams), casting resins (e.g, electrical encapsulation), adhesives and many more. Even as a raw material for linoleum flooring, paint and varnish production, castor oil is used as a softener in the plastics industry as well as lubricants. In the cosmetics industry it is used as raw material for lipsticks, shampoos and other cosmetics. In the model and motorsport, castor oil is added as lubricating component to the fuel of two-stroke engines. Combustion of such two-stroke mixtures produces a characteristic odor.

Its use, however, discarded and destroyed all relevant inventories, especially since it is difficult to disperse as an aerosol and more suitable for attacks on individuals, then of mass killings. Ricin is documented in Paragraph 1 of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) listed containing the poisonous toxins, and at the same time in the last version of the Organic and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). Ricin is currently under review due to its cytostatic, i.e growth- inhibitory effect on cancer cells for use in tumor therapy.

World Trade

The main producer country for castor oil is India, which accounts for about 60 percent of world production with 750,000 tons annually. Other major producing countries are the People’s Republic of China and Brazil.

Sirindhorn International Environmental Park With a huge area of mangrove trees boardwalk and a good place for bird watching, this is an outstanding part of the nationwide network of environmental centers development by HRH Princess Sirindhorn. How to set an appointment to visit the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park The Sirindhorn International Environmental Park opens daily from 08:30 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. In order to provide an effective service to all visitors, we urge all visitors to follow these advices: 1. Kindly call our staffs to check the available dates and times at 032 508405 -10, 032 508379, and 032 508352 HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019


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Some Important Regional Contacts Organisation

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Instructor / Traditional Chinese Watercolor CECIL G.HILL Spouse & Starving Poet 323 Moo 7 Taptai Hua Hin, Prachuab Khiri Khan 77110 HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019


20 CROSSWORDS ANSWER 67 ACROSS : 1 Disappear. 6 Amp. 8 Kendal. 9 Tribe.

10 Repeat. 11 Oarsman. 13 Upfront. 16 Travern.

18 Fluke. 19 Malady. 21 Eat. 22 Hesitated.

DOWN :

1 Die. 2 Sidle. 3 Peloton. 4 Easter. 5 Radium.

7 Pregnancy. 8 Kerfuffle. 12 Attempt. 14 Fourth.

15 Operas. 17 Valet. 20 Dad.

CROSSWORDS ANSWER 68 ACROSS : 1 Let slip. 5 Sags. 7 Fan. 8 Decanter. 9 Belle.

10 Flop. 13 Rote 14 Also. 18 Stye. 19 Pupil.

21 Comanche. 22 III. 23 Data. 24 Pioneer.

DOWN :

1 Lifeboat. 2 Tuneless. 3 Ladder. 4 Pacify.

5 Senior. 6 Glee. 11 Porpoise. 12 Cellular.

15 Ottawa. 16 Teacup. 17 Speedo. 20 Sofa.

HHBN Wine Cruise Evening on 24th August 2019 with Siam Sea-Cret. Date: Time: Venue: https:

Saturday 24th of August 2019 18:30 to 20:30 Sanae Beach Club, Sai Noi Beach, Khao Tao //www.facebook.com/amarihuahin/

Entrance Fee: 700 thb for members and 1000 thb non-members. Entrance fee includes free flow of Wine & Beer and Food. Special after 8.30pm drink prices apply. Hua Hin Business Network Memberships: For Membership Queries please Email: pisa@homeless-furniture.asia FOR PARTICIPANTS: Please note RSVP’s are compulsory due to space limit. Please reply with your attendance to us latest by 15 March to brigittehomeless@gmail.com or through Facebook.

House for Sale

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Spacious Lounge, European Kitchen and Dining Room

Bungalows for Rent not far from Black Mountain Golf Course

• Swimming Pool with SPA (10m x 3m) • 2 Car Ports • Peaceful Area with 24-hour Security

Hua Hin Beverly Hills, Nong Phlub Road (10 minutes to Town Centre and Beach) PRICE: 7,000,000 Baht Contact: +66 (0)85 428 2368 Jennifer (English) +66 (0)81 488 9977 Polly (Eng./Thai) Email: jennyltan@hotmail.com, center-p@hotmail.com

Pool Villa for Long Term Rent/Sales

LAND FOR SALE

Rent 55,500 month/Sales 11.95 THB M. Extraordinary village, Baan Ing Phu

Land for sale: This 1 Rai land super good location on Petchkrasem Road, the idea for Apartment or shop house, for sale @ 36 Milion THB. Please call @ 086 369 3604.

Full fitness facilities, tennis court, spa, restaurant, 24 hours security guard, near Black Mountain, 600 Sqm land, 2 bed rooms, 2 bath rooms, swimming pool, park villa with buggy services.

Mobile: 061-289-5533, 086-344-3195 French: 080-780-6788

Land for sale: This 2.8 Rai is perfect for Condominium or small Hotel in Takeab area, only 5 minutes walk to Takeab beach, for quick sale only 21 Million THB. To views please call @ 086 369 3604. Land for sale: This 10 rai of land in good location, only 600 Metters from Petchkrasem Road and the railway track, the idea for small housing project or Condominium, for sale @ 20 Milliuon THB per Rai. views please call @ 086 369 3604. Land for sale: nearby True Arena 326 Tarang wha, idea for Apartment for sale @ 17 Million THB. call @ 086 369 3604. Amost 4 Ria land for sale nearby True Arena for quick sale @ 22 Million THB, perfect for small hotel, Apartment, Please call 086 369 3604 for more detail.

Pool Villa for Sale

1.6 rai land,, 2 br/3 ba.. security...5x10mtr pool sumvee@gmail.com... PH 087-882-4453

1/4 rai,,Ready To Build...............700,000 B 2 Mountain/Valley.. View lots ....10,000 B per sq wah

English 089-911-6536 .....Thai 087-882-4453

Everyone sees our Classified Ads! (Page 20-21) Lodge your classified to sell, buy, borrow or hire.

sales@huahintoday.com phone 086 369 3604 HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019

Very nice bungalows for rent in closed community 1 and 2 bedrooms Living room European kitchen Large outside covered terrace Large swimming pool Long term rental contract Rental price monthly start at Bath 15,000. For more information please call 095 742 6587


21 New 3 Bedroom Pool Villas For Reduced for Quick Sale! 2 Sale – Only 6 km to Hua Hin Bedroom Villa For Sale in Khao center Tao – Manora Village I Property Type: Pool Villas For Sale Price: start at 6,934,000 THB Code (Ref): MPHH-086 Location: Hua Hin Living Area: 216 Sqm Land area: 444 – 1064 Sqm Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Property Type: Villa For Sale Price: 7,500,000 Code (Ref): Villa Busaba B29 MV-I Living Area: 145 Sqm Land area: 500 Sqm Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Ownership: Land Leasehold

Beautiful Villas available for sale in Hua Hin’s latest development, located only 6.5 km from downtown Hua Hin. These properties are a perfect blend of quality, comfort and luxury for an affordable price.

Villa Busaba B29 is a delightful twobedroom property located within a secure luxury villa development, where you will find relief, genuine sense of community and peacefulness. The floor plan comprises of open living and dining room area, European style kitchen with high quality appliances, a cleverly concealed utility room, large terrace area and fabulously landscaped tropical garden.

Amazing location makes the project attractive as its conveniently located in proximity to beach and world-class golf courses with easy access to central Hua Hin, where you can find local markets, schools, exquisite restaurants, large shopping malls and anything else you might need. For more information please call +66(0)63 629 3505; +6632 525 051 or check on www. Manoraproperty.com

Well-priced 2-bedroom Villa For Sale on Soi 112, Hua Hin Property Type: Villa For Sale Price: 3,950,000 Code (Ref): MPHH-091 Living Area: 114 Sqm Land area: 368 Sqm Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

For more information please call +66(0)63 629 3505; +6632 525 051 or check on www. Manoraproperty.com

Fully Furnished Condo for Sale in Khao Takiab – Walking distance from Beach Price: 4,200,000 Code (Ref): MPHH-062 Location: Hua Hin – Khao Takiab Living Area: 57 Sqm Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

This beautiful property is a true definition of value for money. Located only 7 km from city center, and 9 km from beach, this cozy villa is surrounded with peaceful environment, has easy access to main road and quick connection to downtown Hua Hin.

Well-priced 2-bedroom condo for sale in a highly popular location of Khao Takiab, Hua Hin. This 2-bedroom property consist of open plan living, dining and kitchen area, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, guest bedroom, guest toilet and a cozy balcony with partial sea views. The unit is fully furnished and ready to move-in. With-in walking distance you can reach the beach and find many shops, restaurants, convenience stores and other facilities in the area.

For more information please call +66(0)63 629 3505; +6632 525 051 or check on www. Manoraproperty.com

For more information please call +66(0)63 629 3505; +6632 525 051 or check on www. Manoraproperty.com

Reasonably priced 1 Bedroom Studio on 12th floor with Amazing Sea Views For Sale at Boathouse, Cha-Am Property Type: Condo For Sale Price: 3,600,000

Code (Ref): MPHH-103 Living Area: 45 Sqm Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Beautiful 1 Bedroom studio apartment located on a 12th floor of Condominium Building B at Boathouse project, Cha-Am. The unit is fully furnished and has breathtaking sea views from the balcony. Priced to sell! For more information please call +66(0)63 629 3505; +6632 525 051 or check on www. Manoraproperty.com

RESIDENCE FOR RENT @ THB 60,000/month

SOUTH HUA HIN : LUXURY POOL VILLAS

BRAND NEW DEVELOPMENT 560 SQ.M. TO 1,200 SQ.M. LARGE OPEN ISLAND KITCHEN 3 BEDROOM / 3 BATHROOM FULLY FURNISH 3.5 METER HIGH CEILING

091-819-9810 ENG 080-840-8080 TH

www.sivanavillas.com info@sivanavillas.com @sivanavillas

FOR SALE Olympic FINN

Pool Villas For Quick Sale 5,800,000 THB

The house with steel structure (30 years guaranty) Fully furnish, 100 Tarangwha( 400 Sqm.) 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Living room, swimming pool, Terrace, carport, Garden, Water tank for 15,000 liters, Septic tank 2,000 Litters.

– 1996 Lumineux ( canada) Finn – Carbon mast and alu boom – Beach trolly – retractable rudder (easy for beach launching) – New hanging pads. – Delivered with two sails – Top cover – Trimming lines all new – Boat is in good condition

Contract Direct to Owner at 080-500-2222: Tony Autumn Hua Hin Condominium is directly sold from the owner! Hull weight 120 kg, Lengte 4.5 m, Sail area 10 sqm

Finn has always been sailed on the Dutch lakes. In 2015 the boat has been transported to Thailand.

about 200 meters to the beach with big swimming pool. At the 2nd floor at B Building (big bacony) total room areas 42 sq. meters with full furniture, and separated kitchen and restroom area.

For Sale: 2,790,000 THB For Lease: 25,000 THB/month Good for Investment

Interested please call 0819042773 Line: Kayeiji Email: kayji@windowslive.com

In 2016 the Finn crossed the Gulf of Thailand from Hua-Hin to Sattahip in remembarance the King’s crossing 50 years earlier. Interesting to buy please contact: khun Lilly or Mr.Peter Tel: 085 1528838

PRICE: 135,000.- baht

Luxury condominium For Sale and Lease! HOUSE FOR SALE

8 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms Common areas — lobby, bar, verandah, balconies, Sala Adjacent kitchen and laundry, Large swimming pool

Beautiful grounds, 1 rai and 21 Tarangwha. Off-street parking Suitable for Boutique hotel & B, family resort, residence Serious inquiries call : 090 969 4606

With private beach and 3 beautiful swimming pools surrounded by nature. The room is pool’s views, 1 bedroom and 1 restroom with furniture and equipment where you can immediately move in.

Total areas 60.31 S. meters/140,000THB For Lease! 40,000 THB/ MONTH

(renting at least one month) This rental includes service but not including water, electric, internet WIFI and cleaning bills. Contact to Mr.Billy Tel: 081 868 9524 Line: linebilly E-mail: tobilly108@gmail.com

House has two floors with space for fourth bedroom suit or swimming pool if required accessed by spiral staircase. Thai and european kitchen with roof top bar. Air con and ceiling fans in rooms electric oven and gas hob in kitchen covered car port and fountain.

8,900,000 Bhat ono.

Contact: 088-242-8896 email: lillyjazz1969@gmail.Com

HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019


22 Cha-Am is Meeting the Quality Tourism Challenge

There’s been recent news that the Department of Highways has set a deadline of 2024 to open a new Bt70-billion toll motorway linking the west of Bangkok with Cha-Am. Additional access to Hua Hin’s smaller sibling is promised with the completion of the dual track rail and on the horizon is an even faster ‘bullet train’. At the same time as the future access to Cha-Am promises a much higher profile for the town, the quiet tourism season in Cha-Am has been extra quiet this year. These low visitor numbers reflect those of the major tourism centres of Phuket, Pattaya and Chiang Mai as well as Hua Hin with a shift in tourist demographics away from European countries. Outgoing Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat long encouraged tourism operators to change; placing a higher focus on quality tourism and safe destinations, rather than focusing on huge arrival numbers and more recent reports from tourism authorities suggest that theme will continue. Within that context Cha-Am is showing the way. This has seen the emergence more ‘boutique style’ businesses with those that have not recognised the need to change closing their doors. Just a quick survey of the 6 kilometre beach road demonstrates this change. New ‘quality’ hotels, restaurants, cafes and condo styled accommodation have emerged as ‘backpacker style’ guesthouses and restaurants with standards reminiscent of the 60’s disappearing. There’s been some distress along the way with unfinished projects and ‘For Sale’ signs marring the landscape in places. It’s hard to follow the message of signs on a bar with a locked gate saying “For Sale” but also “Staff Wanted”! But there’s also no shortage of completed and operational quality developments. Some perennial favourites are also weathering the quiet season blues: perhaps those that were always a ‘cut above the rest’ remain as testament to the ‘quality matters’ mantra.

One of the necessities for success is to appeal to a customer base that has become more demanding and diverse. The days of depending on customers who are longstay Europeans satisfied with a ‘cheap Charlie’ approach seem to be over. A failure to respond to visitors who demand more than just a tired format and have differing cultural demands needs means business failure. The continuing weekend and holiday crowds of Thai families have also been neglected by some. These visitors are also becoming more discerning. When a western style restaurant fails to have a menu or signs with Thai as well as English script, they are unlikely to attract these essential customers. Can you imagine going to a Thai Restaurant overseas and only finding a menu in Thai? One example of managing these new demands is the OKay Supermarket which has been providing many of the necessities of daily life to both Thai and non-Thai customers for around 12 years. Even with a brand new Makro down the road, a willingness to listen and understand what is important to customers means the competition down the road may only be attracting customers to the area.

By the way you’ll always find copies of Hua Hin Today on the OKay front counter where Cha-Am locals have been picking up their copies for around six years. In days gone by semi-retired expats would open their own bar or small restaurant with little hospitality insight and survive by relying on friends and fellow countrymen; but those days are gone.

Quality hospitality is the new Cha-Am. There is an air of optimism amongst those businesses that follow that strategy. Like many tourism locations around Thailand tough times have shown the need for big changes. Cha-Am is embracing that need and likely to be at the forefront of the new Thailand tourism model. HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019


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24 Installation Night Lions Club of Hua Hin 2019-2020

BlúPort Hua Hin Staff and Trash Hero Team Cleaning Up Hua Hin Beach

The Installation of Lions Club of Hua Hin for the incoming President, Mr. Alex Binnekamp, was held at The Grand Hotel Hua Hin on 19th of July. Many honored guests including Mr. Thanon Pornrapeepas, Hua Hin Sheriff, Mr. Thanom Praysri, the Former counselor of the royal palace office, Police Col. Dumrongsak Thongngamtrakul, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Prachuap Khirikhan Province, and Soraya Homchuren, Tourism Director of Prachuap Khirikhan Office had attended to congratulate the new president and the management team.

Lions Club’s slogan is “We Serve” which means we are happy to encourage serviceminded people to serve their community without personal financial reward.

Due to TMG Health Day 2019’s July activity, the management team and staff of Blúport Hua Hin Resort Mall, along with Trash Hero Team joined together to clean up trash from the beach in front of Navi Phirom Hotel. This activity was held to raise awareness on environmental issue among the participants and encourage them to do good deeds to honor King Rama X. They removed a whopping 270 kilograms of rubbish consisting of cigarette butts, plastic bags, bottles, and so on.

The Doctor Kasem Pangsrivongse Foundation Funds Over 1.7 Million Baht for Pharmacy Scholarships

Tirapongse Pangsrivongse (4th left), Chairman of Doctor Kasem Pangsrivongse Foundation, donated for the 3rd consecutive year over 1,797,265 Baht to 23 funds to support pharmacy students and Thai pharmacists in scholarships and pharmaceutical research. Professor Dr.Chomchin Chantaraskul (5th left), The Foundation’s Executive Director, graciously presented the scholarships in this ceremony at B.L.H. Building, Wireless Road, Bangkok. The Doctor Kasem Pangsrivongse Foundation established in 2016 and aims to fund development HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019

projects in all fields of pharmacy, international symposia and scholarships to promising students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds; short course overseas studies, inviting eminent academics from overseas to share their knowledge and experience with Pharmacy students in Thailand; career development projects and R&D, etc. The Foundation, with a sinking fund of 100 Million Baht donated by Tirapongse Pangsrivongse, will allocate an annual sponsorship and scholarship over 20 years.


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26 You’re Cordially Invited to Join the 20th Kin Hoy, Do Nok, Tok Muek Festival Cha-Am’s Biggest Annual Festival ‘the 20 King Hoy, Do Nok, Tok Muek’, which means ‘Shell Eating, Bird Watching, and Squid Catching.’ It’s Cha-Am’s biggest offseason Festival and a huge celebration of local sea food—

sea shell eating, bird watching, and squid catching—will be held at Cha-Am viewpoint between 14th and 21st September 2019. The Festival is organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Cha-Am Municipality and the Boonrawd Brewery Public Company Limited.

Aiming to promote tourism in Cha-Am, this festival encourages tourists to enjoy a period when there are many squid in the sea and birds migrating from cold weather in the far north of Asia. The highlights include stage performances and a seafood fair launched by restaurants and hotels with the campaign of reducing using plastic bags and foam. All visitors can expect to be offered a free-of-charge guided tour taken place at the 3rd Training Center (Cha-Am) and Tung Takard Phalee with a chance to find out about Cha-Am’s bird population. It’s unfortunate for foreign visitors that this very colorful extravaganza needs to happen at a time of the year when the squid are close to shore, and the birds are migrating. That’s because it’s also

Social Collocation by Preserving the Environment

Mr. Nopporn Vuttikul, Hua Hin mayor, presided the opening ceremony of the activity “Social Collocation by Preserving the Environment” at the beach in front of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin. In the activity, there was an artificial fish named “POP” who is the only marine animal on earth that loves to be fed plastic waste.

This activity has been held by the cooperation with government and public sections since 1st of June, the world environment day to help protect the environment, bring a sustainable environment to the seaside, and support ecotourism in Hua Hin.

Hua Hin Art Village or Baan Sillapin

Hua Hin Today got a chance to see the watercolour exhibition’s premiere of the artist, acharn Aood Ampawa with the concept: “Impression: water, boat and the way of life through watercoclour.” HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019

Acharn Aood had got the international awards such as International Watercolour Society India Bienale 2017 and International Watercolour Biennale 2018. Although acharn Aood personally is quiet and humble, he can

a time when there are few foreign visitors in town. However, largely Bangkok-based Thais always arrive

in droves to guarantee a busy and successful festival year after year.

Watch Out Fake Soldier Extorting Money

Recently, there had been social-media messages posted publicly of a man dressing up as a military officer and using the power that comes with such a uniform to extort money from motorcycle taxi drivers in Hua Hin. On 10th July 2019, Mr. Jirapat Panna, vehicle inspection operation of Department of Land Transport (Pranburi), along with SubLt. Sombhorn Hongtong, Chief of Order Maintenance Division, Pol. Capt. Pradit Sukchareon, sub-Inspector (Traffic), went check motorcycle taxis in Hua Hin area whether they get extorted money. The authorities had conducted random inspections of three motorcycle taxi points where most tourists usually take the service in the area of Hua Hin such as Clock Tower, Hua Hin Market Village, and Railway Station.

The motorcyclists told the authorities they neither got extorted money nor heard the news about fake officers. If the post is true, all motorcyclists will surely warn each other. The authorities, however, stressed the motorcycle taxis, “Please do call the police and take pictures if they see fake military officer collecting inspection fees” The inspection conducted found that the post on social media might be fake since the authorities did not see any gangs dressing in fake military outfits to extort money from motorcycle taxis. Nevertheless, the officers still need more details and evidence, so if anyone sees extortion gang, please notify the police, Damrongdhama Center or Department of Land Transport, said Mr. Jirapat Panna

express his emotions through the art works. Hence, Hua Hin Today would like to invite our readers to join the colourwater exhibition. Date: 27 July 2019 – 30 August 2019 Time: 10:00-18:00 hrs. Venue: Art Village Hua Hin (also known as Baan Sillapin) Phone: 032 534 830


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Hua Hin, Cha-Am, Pranburi

August 2019

Bellissimo Custom Furniture in Hua Hin

“Italian furniture design companies have great designers, with the best talents and keep the flag of Italian Design flying high.” says Paola Antonelli, senior design curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and renowned expert of Italian design. These sentiments give an insight to the talents of T & S Contract Furniture founders Matteo Taminelli and Attilio Sala. The partners are are both native to Milan (Italy) but strangely enough met many years ago in Moscow. That’s an indication of the extensive experience in managing projects worldwide.

Another indication is a world map on the office wall with coloured pins showing where they have plied their trade. That means all over the map including many parts of Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australia. Only the continent of Antarctica remains ‘unpinned’! These projects have included famous fashion houses, luxury resorts and lavish homes. Mattio casually mentioned one such project recently completed for the son of the President of the Maldives. The partners separate their roles in the company with Mattio being the office based designer and Bangkok supervisor of manufacture and supply with Attilio being responsible for the onsite

operations and quality assurance. Custom made contract furniture means individually created designs which don’t need to follow standard sizes or shapes; if the size needs to be 732 mm that doesn’t mean 750 mm is close enough. Of course furniture doesn’t just mean tables and chairs but complex stairs and understair cabinetry, kitchen storage, counter or bar areas. It really means fitting out every room in the home or display area. The partners were based in Bangkok for around 5 years but shifted their business focus to Hua Hin 2 years ago. Bangkok remains the manufacturing base and source for the very carefully chosen materials, often imported from Italy or other European origins.

Quality comes from the use of the best materials, together with the best workmanship and the best design. The quality delivered by T & S is uncompromising and celebrates the owners’ skills to give each customer a customised and personal part of Italy in their home. The contribution of contemporary Italian furniture designers has left an indelible mark and has established the country as a major exporter of modern-day classics; including to Hua Hin.

T & S Contract Furniture

Where: Off Soi 12 Hua Hin Open: By appointment Contact: office Tel.(0)32 805 284

www.tscontract.com


230 The Insured can use the Cash Value for his interests as follows: 1 To get paid the Cash Value on termination 2 To change the Policy to become a Paid Up Policy by using Cash Value as a Premium 3 To extend the Insurance Period by using the Cash Value to pay the Premium of the Extension 4 To use the Cash Value to pay the Premium when cash flow is insufficient for some payment 5 To use the Cash Value as a Loan Security with the Insurance Company

Termination of a Health or Life Insurance Contract and the Consequence Termination of a Health or Life Insurance Contract can follow a False Statement given to the Insurer which allows the Insurer to nullify the Contract.

Another form of termination can be made by under Section 894 of the Civil and Commercial Code, which states: “The Insured is entitled, at any time, to terminate the Contract of Insurance by discontinuing to pay the Premium. If the Premium has been paid for at least 3 years, he is entitled to receive from the Insurer the Surrender Value of the Policy or Paid Up Policy”. By the above provision, the Insured can easily terminate the Contract by stopping payment of the Premium with two possible consequences. 1. In a case when the Insured has paid the Premium for less than 3 years consecutively, there is no cash value of the Policy consequently the Insured cannot get any cash back and cannot change the Policy to be a Paid Up Policy. 2. If the premium has been paid for more than 3 years, there is a cash value in the Policy which can be paid back to the Insured or the Insured can request that the Policy is changed into a Paid Up Policy. This means a reduction to the benefit in compliance with the paid amount of the Premium and the insurance will continue until the expiry date of the Contract. The two different results are a consequence of the Cash Value of the Policy. By law after paying premium for three consecutive years a cash value has been created which will increase as long as you keep paying. It will be equal to or more than the final benefit on expiry of the Insurance Contract.

I hope the above information will give you some idea for making use of your Cash Value with the Insurance Company. © Jatupon Cherbangkaew Executive Partner / Chief Lawyer Website: www.actahuahin.com email: actahuahin@gmail.com

New 3 Bedroom Villa For Sale, Pranburi – 2 km From Khao Tao! Bedrooms: 3 / Bathrooms: 3 / Living area: 244 Sqm / Land area: 525 Sqm / Built in 2019 / Not Furnished / Freehold Ownership / Price: 3,990,000 THB

2-Story Townhouse With A Successfully Operating Restaurant For Sale, Hua Hin 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathroom / Living area: 250 Sqm / Land area: 132 Sqm / Fully Furnished / Freehold / Chanote Title Deed / Price: 3,700,000 THB

Successfully operating Resort For Sale with 57 rooms on 5 rai land area – 4km to beach, Cha-Am 57 Bedroom / 75 Bathroom / Living area: 24 - 32 Sqm / Land area: 8,000 Sqm / Fully Furnished / Freehold / 4 km to Beach / Large Communal Swimming Pool / Price: 65,000,000 THB / Location: Cha-Am

Lovely 1 Bedroom Condo For Sale On 7th Floor, Cha-Am Bedrooms: 1 / Bathrooms: 1 / Living area: 49 Sqm / Furnished / Top-Floor, Roof-top Swimming Pool / Freehold / 300m From Beach / Price: 3,000,000 THB /

4 Bedroom Beachfront House For Sale In Kuiburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan 4 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / Living area: 485 Sqm / Land area: 2,092 Sqm / Beachfront / Freehold Ownership / 70km from Hua Hin / Price: 16,900,000 THB

Large 3 Bedroom Beachfront Condo For Sale With Private Jacuzzi, Pranburi 3 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / Living area: 332 Sqm / Fully Furnished / High-quality built / Beachfront / Private Jacuzzi / Freehold Ownership / Price: 35,000,000 THB

HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019


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432 Thailand is Global Ranking #3 from Top 10 Study Abroad Countries in the World - 2019 Rankings Welcome to the official 2019 rankings for Top 10 Study Abroad Countries in the World!

In Education survey of over 20,000 international students, most of the voter told them that, when deciding where to study abroad, they choose country first over a university or specific type of program. They also told the Education survey what they consider the most important factors when choosing a study abroad destination. The Education survey used international students’ feedback to create the list ranking the best countries to study abroad in 2019! The rankings are based on these 7 factors: 1. To experience a new culture 2. To achieve career goals 3. To have an adventure 4. To make new friends/widen professional network 5. To access higher quality teaching 6. To study for free 7. To attain a visa

#10 Australia is unique in its range of habitats, from rainforests and deserts to alpine mountains and underwater ecosystems, attracting a diverse range of animals and wildlife both on land and in the ocean. Whether you are going on an expedition to the Outback, taking a trip along the Great Ocean Road or diving in the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has something for everyone!

# 7 Netherlands, for such a small country, having eight universities in the Top 100 in the world is an impressive accomplishment! Choose from over 2,000 university programs taught in English, and enjoy an interactive and student-centered style of teaching that will set you up with skills for life! Many international students choose to study there.

#3 Thailand offers so much more than a typical beach and resort holiday. Just imagine yourself attending university while taking study breaks enjoying the picturesque scenes of floating markets, gorgeous temples and palaces! With a low cost of living, delicious street food, universities that rank among the world’s best and an amazing climate to enjoy, living and studying in Thailand is a dream come true!

# 6 Costa Rica is a vibrant nation that is home to a very proud and peaceful population, making it well known for being one of the happiest countries in the world! Perhaps it’s the well-known gourmet coffee beans the country produces, the wonderful ‘Pura Vida’ attitude to living that Costa Ricans pursue or something else entirely. With over 60 universities to choose from, a broad level of respect for education throughout the country, and affordable living costs, Costa Rica is a great place to get your degree, too! #2 Spain makes for an irresistible choice for your study abroad destination! With low living costs, an excellent education system and over 70 universities to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice of where to further your education in this sunny, historical and beautiful country!

#9 French--as a country famed for its stylish fashions, breathtaking French Riviera and the enchanting Notre-Dame Cathedral amongst so many other attractions, France sits at the top of most people’s bucket list and you can experience everything from the cozy warmth of a snow cabin in the Alps to the glitz and glamour of Cannes.

#8 Switzerland--Study abroad in Switzerland and joins some of the happiest citizens in the world! Switzerland has so much to offer and in your study breaks, get ready to ski in the splendor of the Swiss Alps, wander through majestic fairy tale castles and savor the taste of some of the most delicious chocolate you can find! Why not join the Swiss and earn a top degree in this stunning, safe and sweet-filled haven! HUA HIN TODAY, August 2019

#5 Mexico is consistently a favorite with expats due to its fantastic climate, low living costs and welcoming locals. It’s the perfect place to study and live; coming in at an impressive. Outside of the cities you also have 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore as well as a myriad of mountains to trek, beaches to enjoy and rainforests to explore! Take this opportunity to learn a new language, enjoy some authentic enchiladas and experience the electrifying festivities of Dia de Los Muertos, and make your study abroad trip one to remember!

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6 34 New Land and Property Tax Forces Site Owners to Consider Options

THE NEW Land and Property Tax that comes into effect in January 2020 will present a new challenge for the Thai property market. rental parking. The sites are covered in asphalt and have automatic parking systems usually run by a third party. Although parking rates are much lower in Thailand than in Japan, developing car parking may be the easiest way to generate income on many sites and requires the lowest level of capital outlay by the owner.  A second alternative for some owners could be leasing out the site to a third party. Leasing land could be done for either the short term or long term, but again only certain locations offer development potential along with demand from third-party tenants.  For some landowners, finding additional revenue may simply |be too difficult and, faced with |the Vacant land is one of the sectors to be impacted, particularly given that many unused sites remain in Bangkok.  The owners of these sites will, for the first time, have to start paying significant taxes once the new land tax is in effect. Many owners can be expected to develop some form of commercial use on these unused sites to generate sufficient income to pay the new tax and so avoid having to sell the land.  The risk for many owners is that in their rush to develop

a commercial use, they create an even bigger financial burden for themselves through building inappropriate money-losing developments. Lacking expertise, experience and market knowledge, they risk building something for which there is no demand and so end up owing the bank far more than the cost of the property tax. Commercial office, retail or residential rental developments will not be feasible on many sites due to either the location or size of the land.

burden of the new tax, |they may decide to sell. After 2019, we believe there will be more sites available for sale and the mechanism of supply and demand will reduce the difference between asking prices and what purchasers are actually able and willing to pay. Another question being raised, but so far without a clear answer, is the definition and interpretation of “land usage”, especially regarding agricultural land, which will be taxed at a lower rate than other land use. We will have to wait for the details to be found in the supplementary laws that are expected in July 2019.  Source: CBRE Thailand. www.cbre.co.th

Those owners may also lack the commercial expertise or financial resources to develop the site themselves. Landowners first need to calculate how much tax they will have to pay and then carefully examine their options to earn income from developing on their sites. For example, renting parking spots may be the best solution in locations where people own cars but there is insufficient residential parking. In many Japanese cities, it is common to see even small land sites being used for commercial

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Majestic Creek Golf C

For the past 7 years we have been holding a competition each Thursday for both Members and Guests. We generally have 2 stableford competitions , one Strokeplay and one team game each month. All non- members enjoy a special green fee for these competitions, price dependant on High or Low Season green fees. The entry fee to the competition for members and nonmembers is 200 baht, all of which is given out as prizes. In addition to this, the club donates a 100 baht voucher for each player taking part, which is added to the prize fund, to be spent in the Pro-Shop. The cash and the vouchers are given out to the players after the competition along with a prize for nearest the pin on all par 3 holes. Sometimes we have as many as 8 prizes, dependant on the number of players taking part. At the moment we have a special offer for all players, playing at least twice each week, details shown below. Put details here of the special offer We will be publishing the results of the competitions in each edition and details of the last few weeks showing the top three players are as follows: 27th June we held a Strokeplay and Stableford competition Results as follows, Strokeplay, 1st Didier Marchand playing off 8 handicap scored a net 65, now playing off 6.1 2nd Tim Mitchell playing off 12 scored a net 70 3rd David Morris playing off 17 scored a net 72 Stableford, 1st Nick Holloway playing off 18 scored 39 points now playing off 17 2nd David Gibson playing off 12 scored 38 points 3rd Richard Law, playing off 19 scored 37 points. The Summer Order of Merit Competition began on 4th July. This is a competition spread over 6 weeks during July and August on the following dates, 4th, 11th and 25th July and 1st, 8th and 15th August.

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The top 20 players each w their position in the competitio 20th place 1 point. The player w games will be the winner. The r Hin Today.

July 4th Stableford. First Order of Merit Competition 1st, Mark Helsby, 38 points, play 2nd Richard Law, 37 points, play 3rd Jean Berruyer, 36 points, pla July 11th Stableford. This was the second game in Competition details of the resu 1st Mark Helsby, 46 points playin 2nd Brian Callihoo, 41 points pla 3rd Dana Lilja, 39 points playing The top 5 places after 2 games Competition are as follows, 1st Mark Helsby 40 points, 2nd Brian Callihoo 36 points 3rd Jean Berruyer 29 points 4th Angie Southgate 28 points 5th Tony Southgate 26 points


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July 18th This week we held our monthly Team Game competition. We had 11 teams of three players, playing a Stableford multiplyer. The best two stableford scores on each hole multiplied together to arrive at a score for each hole The Winning Team was, Otmar Egli, Manfred Lanter, Rudolf Anderegg with a score of 116 points All handicaps are maintained on the Masterscoreboard Website. You can access the Majestic Creek information on; masterscorboard.co.uk, selecting “my society”, choose the letter “m” and the second listed society is Majestic Creek Golf Club and Resort. Select this and enter the password “putter” and login. Full details of all the competitions can be found there Any player wishing to take part in our weekly competition, can make a reservation by email by Tuesday evening and your Tee Time will be sent to you on Wednesday morning to; mjccompetition@gmail.com. If you have not played with us before, please inform us of your Handicap when making your reservation. COME AND ENJOY YOUR GOLFING AT MAJESTIC CREEK

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10 38 Gary Stevens Appointed Head Coach of Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy

Former England, Totttenham and Brighton defender Gary Stevens is getting back to grass roots football. The 1984 UEFA Cup winner and 1986 World Cup veteran will start coaching at the Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy in September. Stevens has managed Thai Port and Army FC in the Thai Premier League. He made 204 appearances for Tottenham between 1983 and 1990 but is excited to pursue a challenge outside of the professional game, “The Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy is family run and the children here have so much enthusiasm for football. I love the pressure of professional management, despite the lack of job security but it will be refreshing for me to be able to work on a long term basis with children who are just playing because they love the game,” said Stevens. He is also looking forwards to working with the Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy to provide coaching to children from impoverished backgrounds, “One of the things that really appealed to me about the Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy is that they work closely with local charity Jungle Aid to do coaching for stateless children near the border with Myanmar. There is also a scholarship program which allows impoverished Thai children to play for free, as Hua Hin is my home now I was looking to get involved in a community program and I think this suits me perfectly.” Phichaya Goyder, General Manager of the Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy, is excited to welcome Stevens to the team, “We only opened in 2018 but the Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy has grown rapidly. We wanted to create a place where children of all backgrounds could come together and play football and Gary shares our vision. We are delighted to have someone with his experience and qualifications heading up our coaching team.”

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The Pros Getting It Wrong – Relief from Obstructions

Northern Irishman Darren Clarke failed to make the cut at his first US Senior Open after picking up a bizarre two stroke penalty during his opening round.

The Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy is based at the Hua Hin International School in the award winning Black Mountain resort and is open to boys and girls aged 4-16. The academy is committed to being a force for good in the local community and has several charitable schemes set up. Gary Stevens is a UEFA Pro Licensed coach and had a very successful playing career. Highlights include winning the UEFA Cup with Tottenham, winning the European Championships with England Under 21s, scoring for Brighton against Manchester United in an FA Cup Final and playing for England in the World Cup. For more information about the Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy: Website: www.huahinacademy.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ huahinacademy Instagram: www.instagram.com/ bmhuahinacademy Contact: info@huahinacademy.com For more information about Gary Stevens: Website: www.garystevens.co Facebook: www.facebook.com/ garystevensuk Twitter: www.twitter.com/garystevensuk Instagram: www.instagram.com/ garystevensuk Contact: gary@garystevens.co

However, Clarke was only entitled to relief if it directly interfered with his stance or his swing, which it did not. The problem centered on what is considered movable and what is considered immovable. USGA Rule 15.2: Movable Obstructions: This rule covers free relief that is allowed from artificial objects that meet the definition of movable obstruction. It does not give relief from immovable obstructions (a different type of free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1) or boundary objects or integral objects (no free relief is allowed).” It adds: “Without penalty, a player may remove a movable obstruction anywhere on or off the course and may do so in any way.” Clarke, who turned 50 last year, carded a three over par 73 to sit in a tie for 101st at the Warren Golf Course, Notre Dame, Indiana.

The caddie, technically, had a point. The bird feeder is movable, as he proved. But in the eyes of the USGA, it is considered an immovable obstruction because it is a permanent fixture on the course.

Things had been shaping up reasonably well for Clarke when he made the turn at one under par after three birdies and two dropshots on his opening nine.

Rule 16-1 says: This Rule covers free relief that is allowed from interference by animal holes, ground under repair, immovable obstructions or temporary water.

However, it was at the tenth that things turned sour. With Clarke’s ball left of the fairway, the Northern Irishman was in discussions with a rules official when his caddie attempted to remove a bird house that seemed to be in his man’s line of shot.

A player only receives relief when a) the player’s ball touches or is in or on an abnormal course condition b) abnormal course condition physically interferes with the player’s area of intended stance or area of intended swing c) or only when the ball is on the putting green, an abnormal course condition on or off the putting green intervenes on the line of play.”. In other words, there’s no relief.

Clarke was then told later in his round that the bird house is deemed an immovable obstruction and therefore could not be interfered with. Clarke’s caddie had mistakenly thought the bird house was a movable obstruction, defined in the rules as something that can be moved “without unreasonable effort or without damaging the obstruction or the course”, which he would have been free to move.

To make matters worse, Clarke was not informed about the penalty until after he finished the hole. Thus, the former British Open champion’s bogey turned into a triple bogey and his round was shot. He was clearly not happy with the ruling.


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12 40 Golfers Do Not Miss The Annual Event!

On 20th July, all 9 golf courses and 13 Hotels in Hua Hin & Cha-Am held the press conference on the 18th Hua Hin & Cha-Am Golf Festival 2019 with this year theme: “Golf Vacation Paradise” at Royal Springfield Country Club. The opening ceremony and the first tournament will be held at Palm Hills Golf Club on Sunday 4th August--Shotgun starts at 12.30 PM.

The Hua Hin & Cha-am Golf Festival has been held for 17 years to promote golf in Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan. The event aims to boost the number of visitors during the provinces’ low season. The Festival happens during the months of August and September with great green fee rates and special offers at nine regional golf courses. The promotion includes green fees of either 1,000 or 2,000 THB. Participating Golf Courses (*1,000 THB green fees; **2,000 THB green fees) *The Imperial Lake View Golf Course *Springfield Royal Country Club *The Majestic Creek Golf & Resort *Palm Hills Golf Resort & Country Club *Kaeng Krachan Country Club & Resort *Royal Hua Hin Golf Course *Sea Pines (Suan Son Pradipat) Golf Course (Closing ceremony) **Banyan Golf Course **Black Mountain Golf Course

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About The Rules: Playing The Wrong Ball

If you discover on the green you played the wrong ball you must locate your ball and go back and play it. In stroke play, there is a 2-stroke penalty if you played the wrong ball. After taking the 2-stroke penalty, assess the situation and go back and locate and play your own ball. If your own ball is lost, you treat it as a lost ball and go back to where you hit it before it became lost. If it turns out another player is playing your ball, the other player must likewise go back and correct the mistake and take a 2-stroke penalty for hitting the wrong ball. The stroke made with the wrong ball (and any more strokes) does not count. If you don’t correct the mistake before making a stroke to begin the next hole you are disqualified. If you are on the final green, you need to go back and correct it before turning in your scorecard or be disqualified (Rule 6). In match play, the penalty for playing the wrong ball is loss of hole. If the players hit each other’s ball, the first to make a stroke at a wrong ball gets loss of hole. If it is not known which wrong ball was played first, there is no penalty and the hole must be played out with the balls exchanged (Rule 6).

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41 13 League of Friends

Dusit Thani Hua Hin is fortunate to have facilities that allow hotel staff to stage various sporting events on grass and space for more than one full-sized football pitch. Accordingly, the hotel’s Sports and Guest Activities

Department recently organised the 2019 staging of the annual Dusit 7-a-Side Football League & Cup to help bonding amongst the entire hotel staff. Played over a one-month period, each of the 6 competing teams’ squads comprised players

of various levels from different departments competing for the prized Dusit Premier League Trophy and Dusit F.A. Cup. In addition, awards were handed out to the best supported team, most passionate fan, most valuable player and most sporting team.

Fair play to all involved who ensured that the old motto of ‘taking part is more important than winning’ was adhered to by

one and all, with matches played in the spirit of great sportsmanship amidst a carnival off-the pitch atmosphere.

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14 42 Lowry Wins The Open with Much More Than The Luck of The Irish!

With all the Irish folklore behind him and all of Ireland cheering him on, there was no way that Irishman Shane Lowry could not win at Royal Portrush for the 2019 (British) Open! This was the force, combined with his skill and talent that helped him lift the trophy for the 2019 Open title. The venue ticked every box for a successful Open; a

challenging links course loved by the players, a local population that lives and breathes golf, good organisation and just enough infrastructure to cope with the biggest crowds seen outside of St Andrews. Shane Lowry claimed a first major championship win with a dominant six shot victory on 15 under par as Ireland plunged

into celebration. The 32 year old maintained his calm in the wind and rain to shoot a one over 72, with Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, coming in second on 9 under. American Tony Finau battled to a oneover-par 71 finish to end third on 7 under, his best finish at a major. England’s Lee Westwood carded a two over 73 for a share

of fourth that guarantees him a place at next year’s Masters. He finished 6 under overall alongside world number one Brooks Koepka who struggled to a 74. The best performance by an Asian was turned in by South Korea’s Sang Hyun Park who carded a final round two over par 72 to be tied for 16th place.

Clarification Rule 7 Ball Moved During A Search

If you or a fellow player accidently move your ball during a search, you must put it back without penalty. If you do not know the original position, it must be estimated as accurately as possible. If you do not put the ball back, you will be playing the ball from the wrong spot and you will incur 2 PENALTY STROKES. When identifying your ball, if you cannot tell whether the ball found is yours, you are allowed to mark it and pick it up for

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identification. If its lie has not been marked beforehand or if the ball is cleaned more than needed for identification, 1 PENALTY STROKE IS INCURRED. The ball is then to be put back on exactly the same spot and the original lie to be restored (e.g. embed the ball in high grass etc.). As a matter of courtesy and to avoid misunderstandings, it is advisable to inform your fellow players of this in advance.


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Baba Beach Club Hua Hin Presents Exclusive Dining Experience at Baan Chok, Beachfront Café & Eatery

Baba Beach Club Hua Hin is delighted to present new and exclusive dining experiences at their beachfront Café & Eatery Baan Chok, also used as an event and function space. Built nearly 40 years ago on the beachfront between Cha-am and Hua Hin, the multifaceted beachfront historical house Baan Chok is located next to Baba Beach Club Hua Hin with unobstructed ocean views of the Gulf of Thailand.

Offering a spacious, elegant and colonial style design, Baan Chok Café & Eatery is equipped with a large executive meeting room, a vibrant 100 sq.m indoor seating area, exclusive reading room, and a serene 1,500 sq.m courtyard garden leading up to the picturesque Cha Am & Hua Hin beach. Specializing in classic teas, stylish coffee, desserts and a selection of International and Thai cuisine, now offering exclusive

beachfront dining experiences such as Sunday Roast every Sunday from 7am 9pm, exclusive Afternoon Tea available every day, Tea time special, live entertainment by Burin the Sax man every weekend, exclusive breakfast set menu, Al Fresco Beach Barbeque and more. Baan Chok is perfectly suited for various events, functions & weddings, adapting to every occasion whether it be a business meeting, grand conference, private parties, intimate wedding ceremony, grand receptions, private dinners, or bigger celebrations. With a unique backdrop of the Gulf of Thailand, Baba Beach Club Hua Hin’s beachfront house Baan Chok provides the

perfect setting for a truly unique experience like no other.

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2 46 Centara Grand Hua Hin Leads The City’s Wedding Scene With Best Wedding Hotels Award From Smart Travel Asia The latest SmartTravelAsia’s “Best In Travel” poll once again saw Hua Hin’s iconic Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin taking one of the top prizes as “Best Wedding Hotels 2019”, among the top luxury hotels and resorts in Asia on a global scale. Acclaimed one of the grand hotels of the East, the beautiful Centara Grand Beach Resort &

Villas Hua Hin has recently been recognized in Best in Travel Poll 2019 by SmartTravelAsia as “Best Wedding Hotels 2019”. This year’s poll involves travelers from around the world voting for their preferences in regards to travel and service industries. SmartTravelAsia is the region’s only dedicated online travel magazine with over one million readers worldwide.

“We are excited to be one of Best Wedding Hotels 2019” said David Martens, General Manager & Corporate Director of Operations Hua Hin, Krabi Samui & Vietnam. “Being honoured the recognition by SmartTravelAsia not only illustrates the wedding guests’ satisfaction for Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, but also reconfirms the hotel’s long-standing reputation for the highest standards of excellence in Hua Hin’s wedding industry”

Presenting some of the best wedding package starting only from Baht 150,000, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin is the perfect setting for your wedding day, offering many different venue options, each with iconic character to match your style. Traditional Thai ceremony with Khan Mak procession, Classic Western wedding in a garden, or romantic beach wedding reception, the hotel’s experienced wedding

team will make your special day even more memorable. Pictured, from left to right: Duangjai Khrueangam Front Office Manager, Jan Weisheit​​ Resident Manager, Nareerat Thongbu​Sales & Event Executive, David Martens​​General Manager, Rinrada Suriya s ing​ Guest Relations

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473 The Spirit of ‘Bon Vivant’ at the Centara Grand Jazzy Weekend July 14th is the annual French National Day and a fitting date last month for the second performance by French musician Aude Lhôtelais at the Centara Grand Resort Hua Hin’s ‘Jazzy Weekend’.

The prev ious evening’s soirée was at the COAST Beach Club & Bistro with Aude’s expressive sultry vocal talent and evocative saxophon e accompanied by the Centara’s own musical duo on stage performing some musical classics. This was a fully booked evening of fine dining and fine entertainment beachside on an equally sultry evening. Smooth jazz and Bossa Nova was the musical theme of the evening with Aude preferring to sing in the original language of the song , including ‘Brazilian-Portuguese’; perhaps the mother tongue of Bossa Nova. T hat favoured musical style could be described as a fusion of samba and jazz. Bossa Nova or ‘new trend’ or ‘new wave’ is perhaps the best know musical export from

Brazil; but who doesn’t know ‘The Girl from Ipanema’? Being th e French national day, the second e vening’s performance featured many mor e French songs and perhaps a more i ntimate occasion at the Centara Elephant Bar. Aude was in her element with French language interchanges and songs such as such as Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, J’aime Paris au Mois de Mai; Vive La France! Aude (as she is known on her latest CD), is no stranger to Hua Hin. There’s a story that her husband Gilles was a long term platonic friend who had decided to move here to open a restaurant as an adjunct to his jazz bar in Le Havre, France.

However separation provoked much stronger feelings and a mutual realisation that there was too much at stake for a long term separation. That reu nion led to marriage several years ago at the Monsoon Valley vineyard.

An independent eye witness describes the wedding as a very romantic occasion with Aude serenading her new husband on the balcony of the Sala Restaurant and not a dry eye or glass in the house! Now apart from continuing her career in France, including the production of musical theatre and pantomime, the family, including daughter Maliann, will remain as frequent visitors to Thailand with performances in Bangkok and always at the Centara in Hua Hin. It may be another year before Aude graces the stage at the Centara with some members of the local French population hoping that can again coincide with their national day. But in the meantime there will be many more opportunities to experience the beachside ambience and fine dining of this iconic Hua Hin Resort. Check out www. centarahotelsresorts.com for the latest promotions and happenings.

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4 48 WEEKLY MONDAYS Suan Bua’s Surprise & Delight, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Daily from 12:00 to 22:30 hours. Visit Suan Bua for a delicious menu of “Must-Try” Thai specialities that have been recreated to surprise and delight you. Baht 690 net for two persons. Yam Yen Rooftop, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Wind down as the sun goes down at Yam Yen Rooftop with great beverage packages. Prices start 390 Baht for Local Beer Bucket, 17:30 hrs to 19:30 hrs. Luna Lanai Beach Bar, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Freshly-picked tropical fruits and catch-of-theday treasures of the deep together transport taste buds to new territories, thanks to our inspired and ingenious chefs. Prices start at 220 Baht net 11:00hrs 22:30hrs.

TUESDAYS

WEDNESDAYS Salas, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

InAzia, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Savor the flavors of InAzia’s Indian, Chinese and Japanese buffet. Master Chef freshly prepared Maki rolls, tandoori meats and Chinese noodles. Discover this Pan-Asian flavors every Tuesday night while enjoy the soothing sound of live band .. only at Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant. Prices 712 Baht net per an adult | 398 Baht net per child. 18:00hrs 22:00hrs. Oh-Fish-Cially Best Fish In Town!, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

BBQ & Seafood Market, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Every Tuesday from 19:00 - 22:00 hours at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Choose your fresh fish fillet of tuna, salmon, seabass or tuna along with your favorite sauce and side order then we will pan sear it and deliver to your table. Your fillet includes a selection from the chef’s salad buffet. Price: Baht 450++. Sundara Sports Lounge, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Culinary Treasures Of Japan, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Monday, 5, 12, 19 August from 18:00 - 22:00 hours at Hagi Japanese Restaurant Japanese buffet - enjoy a wide variety of Japanese specialties such as Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, live Teppanyaki and much more ... Price: Baht 1,200++ per person.

A parade of homemade Italian pizza, pasta & risotto cooked a la minute from our live cooking stations. A rich and satisfying risotto comes in a wheel while our pizzas are served hot right from the wood-fired oven to please everyone’s taste buds and providing personalised temptation. Our chefs have prepared your favorite Italian dishes with the freshest high quality come along with garden-fresh salads and sensational desserts. Prices 628 Baht net per person 18:00hrs 22:00hrs.

Lobster Lovers Rejoice! Phuket lobsters are in their prime this season, strutting their stuff in style and enhanced with Asian culinary concepts. Prices start at 690 Baht net 18:00hrs-22:30hrs.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 from 19:00 to 22:00 hours. Gather family and friends and enjoy one of the best BBQ & Seafood markets in town. Serving up a feast of fresh from the ocean seafood along with prime quality meats, grilled to your liking right on the beach. Luna La Pran Restaurant, Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas Enjoy a lazy Sunday by the pool with chilled out beats at Luna La Pran. Fish and chip combos served with beer and happy hour specials throughout the afternoon to ensure you make the most of your Sunday in style. Free access to the pool. Prices start at 299 Baht net per set 14:00 hrs18:00 hrs. Thai Temple Fair, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Wednesday, 7 August from 19:00 - 22:00 hours at Suan Bua Thai Restaurant. Submerge yourself into a genuine Thai cultural event and experience culinary delights from all over the Kingdom whilst listening to indigenous music from throughout Thailand. Price: Baht 950++ per person.

THURSDAYS

FRIDAYS

Suan Bua Noodles, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Yam Yen Rooftop, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Daily from 12:00 to 22:30 hours. Enjoy a tantalizing variety of noodle dishes recreated by Suan Bua’s culinary team with a harmonious match of many tastes and textures Thai cuisine is famous for. Starting from Baht 240++. InAzia, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

SATURDAYS Coastal Seafood Platter, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Luna La Pran Restaurant, Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

Looking for a place to relax and unwind? Come and join #TGIF - Thank God It’s Friday with free flow wine, beer, unlimited canapés and chill house beats by talented DJ, “Smurf”. Enjoy the stunning sunset view and the cool breeze at Yam Yen Rooftop ... Prices 590 Baht net pre person, 18:00hrs - 20:00hrs.

Every Saturday from 12:00 - 22:00 hours at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Get Baht 1,000 discount per platter when ordering the Seafood Platter. Price: Baht 2,900++ per couple. Book in advance due to limited sets available!

Enjoy a lazy Sunday by the pool with chilled out beats at Luna La Pran. Fish and chip combos served with beer and happy hour specials throughout the afternoon to ensure you make the most of your Sunday in style. Free access to the pool. Prices start at 299 Baht net per set 14:00 hrs18:00 hrs.

Surf ‘N Turf, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Luna La Pran Restaurant, Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

Sunday Roast @ Coast, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

We offer Buy one Get one free beer, house wine and special drinks. Tuesday - Saturday 18:00hrs - 22:30hrs. Salas, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

Salas is transformed into “Trattoria La Siciliana” throughout the months of July and August. Explore the exuberant cuisine of Italy’s storied southern island in a fruity salad, a cheesy pasta, a seafood stew and a lemony sweet. Everyday 12:00hrs 22:00hrs. Steak Out, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Every Thursday from 19:00 - 22:00 hours at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Select your preferred steak from Australia. Cooked to your order and accompanied by the chef’s salad buffet of fresh cut vegetables and greens - truly a meat lovers delight! Starting from Baht 990++ (220g portion). Luna Lanai Beach Bar, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Savor freshly prepared specialties by the Luna Lanai culinary team inspired by the local area. Prices THB. 590 per person 18:00 hrs.22:00 hrs.

Friday, 2 & 16 August 2019 from 19:00 to 22:00 hours. Dive into our “Surf ‘N Turf” buffet at COAST with an impressive assortment of tempting seafood and meat treats. The extravagant buffet spread is accompanied by live cooking stations and mouth-watering desserts amidst Hua Hin’s famed beachside atmosphere and live entertainment. Baht 1,200++ per person. Luna La Pran Restaurant, Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

Experience “BBQ Chill & Grill” buffet every Saturday at Luna La Pran restaurant. Enjoy a delicious selection of freshly grilled seafood, marinated meats, salads,Thai specialties and mouthwatering desserts. Prices 1,490 Baht net for an adult | 599 Baht for a child 18:00hrs-22:30hrs. Mouth-Watering Pomelo & Passion Fruit Treats, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin

Experience “BBQ Chill & Grill” buffet every Saturday at Luna La Pran restaurant. Enjoy a delicious selection of freshly grilled seafood, marinated meats, salads,Thai specialties and mouthwatering desserts. Prices 1,490 Baht net for an adult | 599 Baht for a child 18:00hrs-22:30hrs. Reef & Beef, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin Friday, 9 August from 19:00 - 22:00 hours at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Discover the variety of coast side dishes and a wide assortment of tempting appetizers, fresh fish, seafood, prime quality meats and live entertainment. Price: Baht 1,200++ per person.

Daily from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. The Museum presents decadent indulgence in “Mouth-Watering Pomelo Treats”. The new dessert selection is full of tropical juiciness and luscious texture of the refreshing fruits. Baht 120++ per piece.

PHONE NUMBERS Amari Hua Hin: 032 616 600 BaBa Beach Club Hua Hin: 032 899 130 Cape Nidhra Hotel Hua Hin: 032 516 600 Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin 032 512 021

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Corner 112 Grill Restaurant: 083 006 1300 Dusit Thani Hua Hin: 032 520 009 Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort: 032 616 999 Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa: 032 904 666 Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin: 032 547 555

Every Sunday exclusive for Dinner at COAST Beach Club & Bistro. Choose your own favourite portion of ROAST - Tender Pork, Juicy Beef or Tasteful Lamb, served right at your table with freshly cooked root vegetables and assorted home made sauces. Price: Starting from Baht 690++ per couple. The Deck restaurant & Terrace, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa

August the 4th arrives and oysters are among us. France, Australia and many more exotic oysters await, coupled with the best live interactive offerings around this is one not to be missed. Prices THB. 1,300 per person | add another THB. 800 to enjoy free flow beers & wines + cocktail and bubbles. 12:00hrs 15:00hrs.

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Novotel Hua Hin Beach Resort & Spa: 032 708300 Putahracsa Hua Hin Resort: 032 531 470 Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa: 032 708 000 Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas: 032 909 900 Wora Bura Hua Hin Resort & Spa: 032 655 333

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Majestic Creek Golf Club & Resort Majestic Creek Golf Club & Resort is one of the most unique golf courses in Thailand since there is a 27 -hole gem, lying in the beautiful undulating countryside close to the mountains separating Myanmar from Thailand and only 25 minutes outside the Royal town of Hua Hin.

Please call +66 (0)81-942-3679, email bookings@majesticcreekcc.com, or browse our website: www.majesticcreekcc.com to reserve for Green Fee. There will be a very warm welcome for you here at the Majestic Creek Golf Club and Resort and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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50 Local golfers are often asked by newcomers or visitors what are the best regional golf courses to play. That’s not an easy question to answer; golf course conditions change as well as facilities and costs. Thus, our recommendation for golfers to visit during the period “Hua Hin & Cha-am Golf Festival 2019” is Majestic Creek Golf Club & Resort. Majestic Creek Golf Club Hua Hin & Resort is one of the most favourite golf courses among local golfers. The layout is criss-crossed by natural streams that add to the challenge, and indeed, the beauty of the course. It’s suitable for golfers of all levels, but low handicappers will enjoy the difficulty presented by several large water hazards. Majestic Creek Golf Club has been cut through the original jungle and follows the natural contours of the land, while this verdant landscape may not be as well-manicured as some of the other courses in Hua Hin, it nevertheless gives it a lovely natural feel. Most holes have water hazards, as well as excellent bunkering, which rewards precise shots. All visitors are welcome to come and play and why not make Majestic Creek your holiday base? Our up and coming ‘Stay and Play’ deals and long stay packages will be unbelievable value for money, so check them out and start planning your golfing break in this Golfer’s Paradise. Please call +66 (0)81-942-3679, email bookings@majesticcreekcc.com, or browse our website: www.majesticcreekcc.com to reserve for Green Fee. There will be a very warm welcome for you here at the Majestic Creek Golf Club and Resort and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Rajabhakti Park Rajabhakti Park, located in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, is a historically themed park honouring past Thai seven kings from the Sukhothai period to the current royal house of Chakri. The seven kings made great contributions to the country in each period of Thai history.

Wat Huay Mongkol Hua Hin Wat Huay Mongkol Hua Hin--this Buddhist temple is home to the world’s largest statue of Luang Phor Thuad, a legendary southern Thai monk revered for his enlightenment and ability to perform miracles. Many believe that the amulets created in his image guarantee safety in times of distress. The statue, set within a park-like setting that attracts many visitors each weekend, was commissioned by HM Queen Sirikit and is the first thing you see when approaching Hua Hin from Highway 4 (heading to Prachuab Kirikhand). Sitting in the meditation pose, it looms overhead once you arrive on the worship ground. Opening Hours: 05:00 – 22:00 / Location: From Phetkasem Road (Highway 4, heading to Prachaub Kirikhand), take Highway 3218 and continue about 15km. / Tel: +66 (0)32 576 187, +66 (0)32 576 297

BOOMERANGO™ Vana Nava Water Jungle

The Longest water slide in Thailand. Experience weightlessness as you shoot up and down the wall at up to 45 km. per hour before splashing down into a pool over 20 meters below! At 179 meters in length, this is the longest slide in Thailand.

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They are King Ram Khamhaeng (reigned 1279-1298) of the Sukhothai period, King Naresuan (1590-1605) and King Narai (1656-1688) of the Ayutthaya period, King Taksin (1767-1782) of the Thonburi period, and King Rama I (1782-1809), King Mongkut (18511868), and King Chulalongkorn (1868-1910) of the Rattanakosin period. They were designed by Thailand’s Fine Arts Department. His Majesty the King (King Rama IX) granted royal permission for the Royal Thai Army to build this park. He also gave this historical park the name “Rajabhakti Park,” which means the park built with the people’s loyalty to the institution of the monarchy.  Rajabhakti Park is open to visitors every day, between 8:00 and 18.00 hours. No entrance free. You must follow cover your shoulders and knees – clothes are available to borrow.

Hua Hin’s station Hua Hin’s popularity began to increase in the 1920’s as the railway line from Bangkok was constructed and King Rama VI built Klai Kangwon Palace as a summer retreat. Hua Hin’s station is one of the oldest in Thailand and its main feature is The Royal Waiting Room that used to welcome King and his court when they were visiting the town.

Monsoon Valley was founded in 2001 by Chalerm Yoovidhya, a wine-loving entrepreneur with a vision to create a Thai wine culture. Upon returning from his studies abroad, Chalerm saw potential in growing grapes in his beloved native Thailand and set out to show the world that great wines can be crafted even at the 13th latitude of the northern hemisphere. His first vineyard was at Tab Kwang, in beautiful Khao Yai, a region known as the ‘traditional’ grape-growing region of Thailand. Surrounded by national parks and jungle, the choice for this area was perfect as the fertile red soil and convenient climate conditions created the best platform for making opulent and rich Shiraz. After initial success in Tab Kwang, he explored other areas of Thailand that would give birthAugust to great2019 wines. HUA HIN TODAY,

Originally, it was situated at Sanamchan Palace in Nakom Pathom and was known as Plub Pla Sanamchan. Eventually, the room was tranported to Hua Hin. It is designed in the same style as Maruekkhathayawan Palace and is an attraction not to be missed if you are staying in Hua Hin. The train station is located at the top (west end) of Damnoern Kasem Road.


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Welcome to Our Very First Map Directory Issue

According to the survey of Hua Hin Today advertisers, they were asked by Thai and foreign visitors whether we had a map. Anyhow, Hua Hin Today Team tried our best effort and came up with the brilliant idea called “PULL OUT MAP” that you can just simply pull it out and use it as your navigator. Hopefully, you will find our map advantageous. Since it is our first map issue, we apologise for any incomplete information. We certainly will provide you more tourist attractions and information. Stay tuned for our next issue!

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Friday Live Music by Susan & Larry

6/421 Soi Mae Kep 2, Mooban Thang Rot Fai (west), Hua Hin, Prachuab Kirikhan 77110, Tel.094 645 9483

Tel: 092 434 7048 090 970 7552 Open: 08.00 am. - 10.30 pm.

• Building / Maintenance – Repairs – Construction • Passport / Visa Applications • Car / Truck / Motorcycle Maintenance & Crash Repairs • Taxi / Van all transportation • Pick up and furniture removal • Tours and Event Catering

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Soi 88 (near Mali Supermarket)

Tel. 095 514 0157

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The Cha-Am ATV Park

is situated on Bor Khaem Road of Km.#198 Phetchakasem Road, Tambon Cha-Am, (about 8 KM. from Cha-Am beach / 22 KM. from Hua-Hin market) covering a total area of 43 rai. Our park has received the Award of Outstanding Performance in the category of Recreation Tourist Sites at the Thailand Tourism Awards 2008 and 2010. It is a soft-adventurous attraction with various activities available; including, ATV riding at different levels of difficulties, paintball game, gun shooting, archery. Open during 9:00 A.M.- 5:30 P.M. and closed on Wednesday.   More information please visit our website or please call 095-828-9454.

Phra Ratchaniwet Mrigadayavan With a breezy seaside location 12km north of Hua Hin, this summer palace – Phra Ratchaniwet Mrigadayavan – was built in 1924 during the reign of Rama VI. Set in a beautiful garden with statuesque trees and stunning sea views, it’s a series of 18 interlinked teak buildings with tall, shuttered windows and patterned fretwork built upon stilts. The functional but elegant style of the palace was a result of Rama VI suffering from rheumatoid arthritis; the court’s Italian architect designed it to maximise air circulation and make the most of the seaside location. A slow-motion renovation means there will be no interior access for many years (access may not resume even after the renovation is finished, but this is still uncertain), which is unfortunate, but it’s lovely on the outside too and still worth a visit. There’s also a nature trail here. The palace is within the grounds of Camp Rama VI, a military base. It’s easiest to get here with private transport but you can also catch a Hua Hin–Cha-am bus and ask to be dropped off at the camp’s front gate. As this is a royal palace, legs and arms must be covered, otherwise you’ll have to pay 20B to wear a sarong.

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539 Spa InterContinental Hua Hin Resort The serene environment of InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is an ideal place for wellness therapy, whether you would like to detox, relax, energize, or simply recharge. A truly rejuvenating stay with us is made complete by taking a little time to enjoy a healing spa therapy. Our SPA InterContinental is set in a secluded and tranquil space of the resort for the ultimate pampering session.

A sanctuary of calm, the spa is a haven for total relaxation, with a range of facial, massage and beauty. Early risers are also the welcoan ideal place for wellness therapy, whether you would like to detox, relax, energize, or simply rechargeme to join our morning yoga sessions on the beach, starting your day in meditative calm, or to take a private class with our Tai Chi master. Whatever your wellness needs, we will go out of our way to ensure your stay leaves you feeling totally refreshed and relaxed to face the world again with success. Soothing aromas and quiet tones greet you as you

enter the sanctuary of our tranquil spa by the sea. Leave the world outside with a refreshing towel, an herbal drink and mini fruit stick set, to begin your journey to bliss in a mood of calm relaxation and health. In consultation, our expert therapists will help you select the perfect complement of treatments from our menu of body, facial, massage and beauty treatments. Your personal therapist will lead you to a treatment room where you will enjoy a foot bath with warm water and stones for their stimulating benefits. As your treatment begins, ease away the years under the pampering attention of our therapist, dedicated to your maximum comfort. Whether you have selected our celebrated facial, body scrub and wrap (ideal for sunburn) or our signature, Oriental Signature Massage, you are on the way to total rejuvenation. A range of relaxing treatments is available – taking you all the way on the path to re-energize, reshape, de-stress, or rebalance in a supreme luxury of body and mind. Finish off the session with a warm

towel, ginger tea, and some light local Thai snacks to bring you back out into the world with a new state of well-being. SPA InterContinental’s two membership packages provide outstanding discounts on treatments and therapies as well as food and drink. Members also receive special privileges at the resort’s state-of-the-art fitness facility and delightful pool area.

Become a Gold Amber or Pure Diamond member of Spa InterContinental at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort and start enjoying tremendous advantages at our world-class health and well-being facility. For more information, please contact the spa on: 032 616 999 ext. 6341.

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11 55 Double You Women’s Health Club THE FIRST GYM FOR LADIES IN HUA HIN! Double You is a fitness studio/female society that serves women only.

The moment you enter Double You, you will see that we are not ordinary Hua Hin fitness club— we’re exactly what you’re looking for in a women’s gym! Over 2 years, Double You has changed women’s fitness by delivering studio fitness. Unlike traditional gyms, Double You provides you with affordable price, amazing staff, energizing vibe, lots of choices in equipment, nicely maintained space, fun and highly motivated group classes with extremely knowledge and professional instructors to help women achieve their desired weight and fitness goals by offering healthy fitness courses that are designed to fit woman’s individual needs.

LET’S START YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY Before choosing sessions, you will get tested by the InBody machine as a way to get to comprehensively know your body composition, body mass index, percent body fat, the total amount of muscle or fat in your body so that Double You can find the most suitable workouts for you. GET A SNEAK PEAK AT HOW TWO OF THEIR COURSES CAN HELP FEMALES GET STRONGER AND GET THE BEST OUT OF THEIR WORKOUTS According to Pattarida Sotarat, Managing Director at Double you, Pilates provides a bunch of well-rounded advantages:

“Pilates Reformer helps women to improve flexibility, quickly build strength and develop control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Such exercise will also strengthen the pelvic floor muscle, which supports the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. In the class, our instructors will show you how to adjust each more to fit your fitness level and experience.” Indoor Cycling Studio to Build Women’s Endurance “We know that cycling is a great workout for its highly effective cardio and strength. Hence, Double You provides indoor cycling in a darken room with professional trainer and the beat of awesome music that can encourage you to burn up to 600 kcal in one class.

During indoor cycling, your glutes, calves, quads, hamstrings and core will work, so your body fat and body mass index will be decreased!” said Waritha Tanamayteechai, managing director. All in all, these excises help to brighten ladies’ appearance and encourage women to be confident to seize the day.

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12 56 The Family Choice For Mother’s Day

Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa Team’s Up With ‘theAsianparent’ For Extra Special Mother’s Day Celebrations

Especially for fun loving families hot on the trail for adventure, Sunday 11th August 2019 marks the eighth successful year of celebrating Mother’s Day at the Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa. To honour the occasion, the awardwinning family resort and it’s ever-popular children’s experience ‘Siam Adventure Club’, is partnering with leading family advice website ‘theAsianparent’, to launch an extended fun-packed weekend to celebrate. To make Mother’s Day extra special, from Friday 9th August until Monday the 12th August, an extended weekend carnival full of activities at the Siam Adventure Club is available; bringing parents closer to little ones, with the added bonus of a variety of great dining experience offers. Families can enjoy an escape to the beach for less as a special Mother’s Day ‘three nights for the price of two’ is available for stays on Friday to Sunday, which this year has been extended throughout the month of August.

If that wasn’t reason enough to treat Mum on her special day, for families of three members or more dining at the resort, Novotel is offering ‘Mum’s Eat For Free’ on Saturday 10th August and Sunday the 11th August for the dinner buffets. Novotel General Manager, Bernardo de la Garza comments on the success of family holidays at the resort, “We’re extremely lucky to be so popular at this time of year, and particularly to host one of the best Mother’s Day family short breaks in Thailand.

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The combination of our beach location, spacious family suites, variety of dining experiences and super friendly staff, is complimented with the best kids experience in the country, the Siam Adventure Club. “This year marks our eighth consecutive year of celebrating everything ‘Mum’, so we’ve teamed up with theAsianparent to bring even more pampering, more fun and more games for all the family to enjoy”. As part of the Siam Adventure Club carnival on Mothering Sunday, theAsianparent team will be running a prize raffle stacked with exciting Mother’s Day and familyoriented gifts to win, and the resort offers special spa packages with a Mother’s Day Celebration Buffet on the Sunday. Mother’s Day Special Includes: • Stay 3 Nights and Pay 2 Nights (Fri/Sat/Sun) • Mothers Eat 4 Free (3 guests or more on Sat/ Sun) • Friday Night Mexican Fiesta • Saturday Flavours of Siam • Sunday Mother’s Day Celebration Buffet • Mothers Spa Promotion • Special sponsored Raffle on Sunday. Children’s Carnival Fun Includes: • Foam Party • Kids Yoga • Kids Movies • Water Sports • Thai Dancing • Crazy Putting • Fairground attractions with bow and arrows, hoop tossing, balloon popping, roller ball, frisbee fun and much more… ***Family Day Passes Also Available***

www.siamadventureclub.com

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