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Where should you go when you want to experience vibrant city life and laid-back beach vibes, at the same time? Hua Hin, and not just because it's only a two hour drive from Bangkok. (And getting even closer with the new double track railway coming up.) Hua Hin is having a chic resurgence. Unwind, ...
An English speaking foreign man was lucky not to spend a night in the cells after acting aggressively towards paramedics, police and locals in Hua Hin. The man was caught on camera threatening people close in the Soi Bintabaht area of Hua Hin on Tuesday. The incident took place when a friend of ...

Two women are dead and a female friend is in hospital after a jealous husband went berserk with an ice pick at a Ya Dong shop in downtown Hua Hin this morning. Ice shop owner Suppharik "Oi" Phuangngern, 35, went to the Ya Dong shop to celebrate a birthday party after drinking two bottles of beer.
The government plans to unveil a high-end tourism campaign, 'Riviera Thailand', to boost tourism in the western coastal provinces with Hua Hin front and centre. According to a March Bangkok Post report; Tourism and Sports Minister Weerasak Kowsurat has been instructed by the Deputy Prime Minister Dr ...
Downtown Hua Hin; saying dry is an impossibility Tuk-Tuks are not exempt Songkran actually originated from Burma. In fact, there are also other countries practicing this festivity including Vietnam and Laos, but nowhere like Thailand. The word Songkran was derived from “Sankranti”, which means 'to move ...
Based on proposals put forward at the August meeting, this announcement may only be Stage One with projections suggesting that over 40 cities will be linked to Hua Hin by 2022. Skeptics may point to the past failures of carriers to put Hua Hin on the air transport map, with short-lived flights being offered ...

Bland hotel uniforms are a thing of the past, or at least it is for the staff of SO Sofitel Hua Hin in Thailand. The property recently showcased its line of Asava-designed uniforms. Notable Thai fashion designer and Asava founder Polpat Asavaprapha drew inspiration from Hua Hin – a popular Thai beach ...
Amazing and lovely Thai people: Expat praises Hua Hin locals for returning his wallet ... Two Thai men have been praised for returning a wallet containing 12,000 baht in cash to a Norwegian man in Hua Hin. ... After returning to the gas station, Mr Knutsen reported his wallet lost at Hua Hin police station.
New TV reported that two foreigners - a Swiss man and a Swede - were found dead on Friday. There were no suspicious circumstances in either case with both expected to have died of natural causes. Cops and local foundation rescue were first called to Tropical Paradise Garden where 81 year old Dieter ...
Police in Hua Hin have announced the arrest of two of the four teens responsible for the shooting of a chef's assistant on Monday night. Kittichai "Nat" Bunrat who worked at a restaurant in the holiday town was gunned down by a shotgun blast as he rode home from the 19 Rai Queen's Park. At the park there ...
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Part of the tourist district of Hua Hin has been declared a red rabies zone after an elderly man was found to have died from the viral disease after being infected by a cat bite. Dr Surin Suebsueng, health chief of Prachuap Khiri Khan, said the 61-year-old man was bitten by a cat two ...
A high percentage of herbs and vegetables used in Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi's restaurant are originated from the resort's own organic farm. Plants being harvested here include celery, chilli, chives, coriander, kale, morning glory, tomato, lemon basil, mint, spinach, eggplants, butterfly pea, ...
PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Part of the tourist district of Hua Hin has been declared a red rabies zone after an elderly man was found to have died from the viral disease after being infected by a cat bite. Dr Surin Suebsueng, health chief of Prachuap Khiri Khan, said the 61-year-old man was bitten by a cat ...
The 27-storey property is a new landmark for Hua Hin and stands just beside the 3.2ha Nava Vana Water Park. Located just south off the city centre on Petchakasem Road, the hotel has no beach access but provides regular shuttles to Bluport mall, True Arena sports complex, Hotel InterContinenal and the ...
Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Koh Lipe. These are some of many Thai destinations that are often recommended to travellers looking for a getaway by beautiful beaches. While Hua Hin is lesser known than its touristy counterparts, this seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand is also home to beautiful beaches.
After the hour and a half bus ride from Hua Hin, the other students and I finished the journey with a boat ride down the canal to the homestay on a field trip to experience traditional Thai culture. As we got off the boat, we were greeted by a traditional Thai home and lovely Thai smiles, welcoming us into their ...
The Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial administration has declared the entire district of Pran Buri and a tambon in Hua Hin as rabies control zones. Saroj Chanlard, animal health division chief of Prachuap Khiri Khan's Livestocks Office, said the measure was taken after 15 sampled dogs in Prachin Buri's ...

Hopes are high that Thailand's oldest beach town, Hua Hin, will soon become a bigger draw for overseas visitors as it gets a much-anticipated boost in air accessibility through a new international connection operated by AirAsia. The Malaysia-based LCC last week announced the launch of four-times ...
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia, is set to fly to Hua Hin, Thailand, with four times weekly direct flights from here, starting May 18. In a statement yesterday, AirAsia said the route, operated on flight code AK, marked the airline's seventh route into Thailand, while providing the widest network in Asean and ...
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia, is set to fly to Hua Hin, Thailand, with four times weekly direct flights from here, starting May 18. In a statement today, AirAsia said the route, operated on flight code AK, marked the airline's seventh route into Thailand while providing the widest network in ASEAN and connecting ...
The low budget airline is currently evaluating the feasibility of a Hua Hin - Chiang Mai route after being approached by officials from Thailand's Department of Aviation ... Last month, Air Asia announced the start of direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Hua Hin, which are scheduled to begin on 18 May.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand will hold an international kite festival in Hua Hin next weekend. Deputy TAT governor Sujitra Jongcharnsittho says the Thailand International Kite Festival 2018 will be held at the Army Non-Commissioned Officer School next to Ratchapak Park from Friday to Sunday, with ...
Making the plea were the Save Elephant Foundation, SOS Animals Thailand, the Hope Thailand, A Call For Animal Rights Thailand, Thai Love Animals, the Man That Rescued Dogs, Pac Pattaya, Dog Nation, Soi Dogs Matter and Watchdog Thailand. An official at the Hua Hin Livestock Office, speaking on ...
The checks involve officers visiting foreigners at home to ensure they have not overstayed their visa. Expats in the popular resort town have taken to social media to report being visited by Tourist Police officers. One report posted to a local Facebook group read: “Had a nice friendly visit from tourist police ...
... to escape after authorities combed their rented room at Ban Pong mansion in Ban Pong district of Ratchaburi early today. The arrest of the three suspects came after NSB and railway police searched a Bangkok-Sungai Kolok train for drugs while it was on the way from Ban Pong to Hua Hin railway station.
Earlier, in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Hua Hin district, a combined force of local, highway and drug suppression police boarded train No.171 at the station about 6.38pm on Monday, the source said. They had heard that a large amount of drugs were being smuggled on the southbound train. After searching all ...
Earlier, in Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan, a combined force of local, highway and drug suppression police boarded train No.171 at the station about 6.38pm on Monday, an informed source said. They were acting on information that a large amount of drugs were being smuggled on the southbound ...
BANGKOK - Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns on Thursday (Feb 1), the ministry of natural resources and environment said, Reuters reported. The law protects 24 beaches in 15 provinces located along the Andaman ...
Hua Hin railway station, opened 1911. Photograph: John W Banagan/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images. I started in Hua Hin, where the king has his summer palace (it beats Balmoral any day) and took a train to a town an hour or so north called Petchaburi. There is a temple and old wooden houses and a ...
Students in the resort town of Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri Khn join a campaing to remind tourists and local residences of the smoking ban on beaches from ... Twenty-four beaches will see a smoking ban enforced after authorities surveyed beaches in the holiday resort towns of Hua Hin in Prachuap Khiri ...
We are back for our annual thawing in Thailand. Well, when I say thawing, apparently the locals are struggling to cope with a recent cold wave. Our cabbie at Suvarnabhumi confessed to not showering the morning of our arrival. “Too cold!” Outside, along the sidewalks on the beach in Hua Hin, people are ...
Set in lush landscaped gardens, the beachfront Hyatt Regency Hua Hin has 213 elegantly appointed guestrooms including residential spa suites. The resort offers a family-friendly environment that features the largest recreational facilities in Hua Hin, including inter-connecting free-form swimming pools, ...
Beach-going smokers will have to weigh up a year in jail before lighting up next month. Starting Feb. 1, a smoking ban piloted late last year will go into effect at 24 beaches across 15 provinces. They include popular tourist destinations in Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Tao, coastal ...
PHETCHABURI — Beach-going smokers will have to weigh a year in jail before lighting up next month. Starting Feb. 1, a smoking ban piloted late last year will go into effect at 24 beaches across 15 provinces. They include popular tourist destinations in Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Tao, ...
Colliers International, a global real estate services firm and advisor to this deal, said on Monday that the portfolio consists of four hotels in Phuket and one each in Bangkok, Hua Hin and Koh Samui. With 1,688 rooms in combination, the hotels have an average occupancy rate of 80 per cent. “We expect the ...
The lineup includes seven internationally branded hotels in Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin and Koh Samui: The Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Swissotel Resort Phuket Kamala Beach, Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong Beach, Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa, Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort, ...
A man has confessed to killing his bar-worker wife last Thursday over jealousy and a money dispute. Mingkwan Rattanapetch, 27, known as Saranya, was strangled inside her apartment in Bangkok. Her husband, Noppadon Singhachote, 22, told police that he got angry when Saranya quarrelled with him ...
A Cambodian gang responsible for "countless" snatch thefts in Hua Hin and Pattaya has been arrested. Led by a lady boy called Kong Loeun, 25, the team would approach tourists to chat them up and make suggestive comments before grabbing gold necklaces. Another lady boy called Ngaporn, 26, was ...
Hua Hin police chief Pol Colonel Sitthichai Srisophacharoenrat held a press conference on Saturday to announce the arrest of Kongluan, 25, ... Sitthichai said the Hua Hin police station had received complaints from several western tourists that two Cambodian ladyboys approached and spoke with them ...
The head of Hua Hin police has been forced to admit that one of his finest was boozing in uniform after a clip hit social media. Constable Anan Meejanphet, 45, was shown with a can of Leo in his hand groping a woman. Station chief Pol Col Sitthichai Srisophacharoenrat tried to play down the incident ...
Hua Hin - Thailand's original beach-resort town - fortunately gets one thinking beyond the cliche of just a long classic unwind by the ocean. No doubt, endless meals of fresh-seafood and a spot of kite-surfing will prevail, but there's much else for those keen to return from the journey, not just relaxed but also ...
Two women rescued five puppies found beside their mother's bloated dead body on a roadside in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Hua Hin district. ... Facebook wall on Wednesday that she and her friend spotted the puppies on the Hua Hin-Nong Plub road near the roadside Nong Sor market on Tuesday morning.
Fist were flying between British tourists just seconds after the clock struck to mark the start of 2018. The men were seen brawling in the street as locals tried to pull them apart and fellow holidaymakers attempted to keep out of the way. A video caught the moment a British man fell to the floor after wrestling ...
Italian-Thai Development landed the deal to build an 84-km stretch from Hua Hin to Prachuap Khiri Khan. The second double-track project phase is worth 398 billion baht. This will cover nine routes running a combined 2,217km. Cabinet approval is scheduled to be sought later this month or early next year.
Romanian tennis star Simona Halep received a USD 800,000 prize after winning the demonstrative World Tennis Thailand Championship in Hua Hin, Mediafax reported. Halep will end the year on the first place in the WTA ranking of the best women's tennis players in the world. Besides Halep, the Czech ...
After a party of tourists slammed Hua Hin for ripping them off for a seafood lunch the traders on the beach have defended their prices saying they are in ... Facebook user Ploynapas Lukthongmak complained with pictures of a bill about the price of their meal: "Blimey - watch out if you go to Hua Hin - I am ...
The new year is less than two weeks away but the start of the new tennis season is even closer. Four top women's stars will begin their seasons at the World Tennis Thailand Championships in Hua Hin starting on Saturday, while six of the top men begin in Abu Dhabi at the Mubadala World Tennis ...
A police official based in Hua Hin told the Irish Sun that the victim's name was Jonathan Gerard, from Ireland. Friends later confirmed his name as Jonathan Wogan, originally from Co Louth. It is believed that his kite-board control line became entangled with a lifebuoy and he subsequently drowned in ...
PRACHUAP KHIRIKHAN: An 43-year-old Irish kitesurfer drowned in heavy surf off Hua Hin beach after his control line became entangled with a buoy on Wednesday. The accident occurred shortly after midday at the beach near Soi Hua Hin 77 in Hua Hin district. Rescuers who pulled him unconscious from ...
In a first for Thailand, Kui Buri National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan will be ringed with CCTV cameras to protect adjacent farms from raids by hungry elephants. The “Smart Early Warning System” will see the edges of the park adorned with 25 cameras in March or April. Park officials will also establish more ...


 

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