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  • Hua Hin: Tricky lady boy ripped off her friend over rental car for tourists

    Hua Hin: Tricky lady boy ripped off her friend over rental car for tourists



    Picture: Bangkokbiznews


    Crime Suppression Division police arrested a 34 year old lady boy for fraud in connection with a car rental company for tourists in Hua Hin. 


    Phirun was picked up in Krung Petch Soi 2 in Petchaburi and taken back to Hua Hin. 


    In 2018 she had opened up a car rental business in Hua Hin. A friend had let her rent out her car for 6,000 baht a week. It was all fine at first then Phirun disappeared - and so did the car. 


    Phirun explained that she sold the vehicle because she had lost money in a Ponzi scheme. 


    Bangkokbiznews reported that there were 7 other warrants out for Phirun on matters of fraud and bouncing fraudulent checks. 


    Source: Bangkokbiznews


    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-08-29
    29 August 29 2019
  • Hua Hin: Two hundred Illegal hotels apply for amnesty

    Hua Hin: Two hundred Illegal hotels apply for amnesty



    Picture: Talknewsonline


    Talknewsonline reported a local official as saying that more than 200 hotels had applied for an amnesty to continue operating in Hua Hin. 


    Regulations issued by the Interior Ministry on June 12th gave operators of illegal hotels nationwide until September 9th - next Monday - to apply for an amnesty that will last through until August 2021.


    Jirawat Phramanee of the Hua Hin municipality said that more than 200 illegal and unregistered establishments had so far applied for the amnesty. 


    It is understood that such establishments will have two years to comply fully with the regulations or face being shut down for good. 


    Source: Talknewsonline




    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-09-06
    6 September 06 2019
  • Hua Hin: Resort gearing up for Thailand's longest seafood pizza next weekend

    Hua Hin: Resort gearing up for Thailand's longest seafood pizza next weekend



    Picture: Talk News Online


    Highlight of the Hua Hin Food Fest 2019 next weekend will be the kingdom's longest ever seafood pizza. 


    The event at the Queens Park 19 Rai will showcase all manner of Thai and international cuisine. 


    Hua Hin's district chief Thanon Phanpheephat and mayor Noppaporn Wutthikun joined with tourism folk and industry chiefs at the Holiday Inn resort last Friday to promote the upcoming event. 


    One of the "tasters" for what is to come was a pizza prepared by chefs from Cha-Am and Hua Hin that really hit the spot. 


    The food festival will take place by the beach on Saturday and Sunday August 31st/Sept 1st.


    Source: Talk News Online




    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-08-26
    26 August 26 2019
  • Hua Hin condo market picks up

    Hua Hin condo market picks up

    By The Nation



    File Photo Hua Hin/The Nation


    The condominium market in Hua Hin has returned to a balanced state thanks to developers slowing down the launches of local condominium projects. This follows the opening of a large number of developments in 2011 and 2012, which caused demand to fall behind the supply, according to Knight Frank Thailand research.


    The company's director of research Risinee Sarikaputra said that in the middle of 2019, the supply of condominiums in Hua Hin totalled 26,886 units. An average of 1,120 new condominium units were put on sale annually between 2016 and 2018, as operators began to delay the launch of projects in the Hua Hin area because of the oversupply. In 2011 and 2012, new condos were being launched at a rate of 6,000 units per year, resulting in reduced sales rates of 45 per cent in 2011 and 56 per cent the following year. That same period also saw operators engage in price wars by devising various promotions to boost sales. Many operators had to delay the launch of their projects and some projects were cancelled altogether.


    Slightly more than 22,000 condominiums have been sold in the Hua Hin area out of a supply of 26,886 units, which represents a sales rate of 83 per cent. The lowest sales rate was in 2011. The sales rate increased to 71 per cent in 2015 and 78 per cent in 2017. It was the highest in mid-2019, at 83 per cent. The area with the most supply remaining includes Cha-am, with about 3,376 units available for sale while the areas with the least amount of available supply are Hua Hin and Khao Takiab, with only 254 and 295 units remaining, respectively. The sales rates in Khao Takiab and Hua Hin are 92 and 89 per cent, respectively.


    Risinee said that the main buyers in Hua Hin are still Thai people looking for a holiday home for their weekend breaks, and they may rent the units out when they are not there. Foreign customers who buy condominiums in Hua Hin only account for 10 per cent of all buyers; this buyer group consists of foreigners from Scandinavian countries, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.


    In terms of the price of condominiums in Hua Hin, the average selling price of a condo with sea views is currently 131,494 baht per square metre. This increased 2 per cent from the end of 2018. The price of a sea view condo falls within the range of 107,000 to 176,000 baht per sqm. Lower-priced units are usually those that have only partial sea views or are not directly facing the sea. The average selling price in Hua Hin tends to be higher than other areas. For units that do not have sea views, the prices range from 60,000 baht to 90,000 baht per sqm. In the first half of 2019, the average selling price of units without sea views was 73,685 baht per sqm, reflecting an increase of 2 per cent from the end of 2018, she said.


    Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/property/30375605



    -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-30
    30 August 30 2019
  • Hua Hin: "We didn't sell our baby online", harassed family tells Thai police

    Hua Hin: "We didn't sell our baby online", harassed family tells Thai police



    Picture: 77kaoded


    A family in Hua Hin has gone to the police to say that they didn't try to sell their five month old baby online. 


    The family of the infant have been caught up in the ongoing investigation about an illegal adoption service on Facebook. 


    The service for parents who can't afford to raise their children is under the scrutiny of the Social Development and Human Security minister who believes that the site contravenes human trafficking laws. 


    The child in Hua Hin appeared on the site. Since the case broke the family have received threats online and been the subject of a hate campaign.


    They told provincial police at the Hua Hin station that contrary to claims on social media they did not sell the child who was up for adoption. 


    The mother is a 22 year old deaf woman who had her aunt and uncle look after the child since it was born. 


    Source: 77kaoded




    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-09-11
    11 September 11 2019
  • Former England Defender Gary Stevens Makes Surprise Appearance in Friendly Match

    Former England Defender Gary Stevens Makes Surprise Appearance in Friendly Match




    On Sunday Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy welcomed Pak Nam Pran Academy for an afternoon of football. The visitors brought over 50 children and coaches to Black Mountain for five matches followed by an evening at the water park.


    The Black Mountain Hua Hin Football Academy had Under 8, Under 10, Under 12 and Under 15 teams in action against the visiting team. Representing BMHHFA were players aged 5-57 with head coach Gary Stevens making a surprise appearance for the parents & coaches team.


    For many of the BMHHFA players in the Under 8 side it was a first ever experience of competitive football. The youngest player was just 5 years old but everyone enjoyed the match and the 5-7 year old players will be back in action at the SPS Mini League V next month.




    At the opposite end of the age spectrum was the parents and coaches team. BMHHFA co-owner and head coach Gary Stevens was watching from the sidelines but, when a couple of players limped off injured, the former England and Tottenham defender volunteered to fill in. 


    It wasn’t the biggest crowd the 1984 UEFA Cup Final winner had ever played in front of but he enjoyed the whole experience,


    “I haven’t played football in decades and wasn’t planning on making a comeback this weekend so it was a bit of a surprise. My playing days are behind me but these youngsters have a bright future and it’s fantastic to see so many children and their families coming together to enjoy the game of football,” he said.


    It promises to be a busy few weeks of football in Hua Hin with the SPS Mini League IV (Under 11) set for September 29th and the SPS Mini League V (Under 7) set for October 6th.


    For more information visit: www.huahinacademy.com



    10 September 10 2019
  • Novotel Joins TAT ‘Amazing Hua Hin 2019’ Campaign


    Novotel Hua Hin Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa Joins Tourism Authority Thailand’s September Regional Promotions Campaign



    Cocktails and kisses, Novotel Hua Hin brings the family together


    Novotel Hua Hin and the Tourism Authority Thailand (TAT) have joined forces as part of a strategic approach to boost tourism across the country and announce the launch of ‘Amazing Hua Hin 2019’, a tourism partnership with local businesses in the region.


    Novotel joins the ‘Amazing Hua Hin 2019’ campaign as one of 30 local hospitality businesses in the province offering amazing discounts and promotions throughout the month of September.


    Novotel General Manager, Bernardo de la Garza comments on joining the TAT campaign, “Tourism Authority Thailand’s relentless efforts to boost regional business in Hua Hin is always welcomed and Novotel is proud to join TAT in the ‘Amazing Hua Hin 2019’ campaign. 


    “To kick of our September promotion, guests need to book direct through our Reservations team on rsvn@novotelhuahin.com or call +6632708300.  We offer 30 per cent off our ‘Best Available Rate’ plus we will include 20 per cent off food and a late check out of 2pm,” adds Bernardo.  


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    A view from above, Novotel Hua Hin’s beachfront is the perfect weekend chillout spot


    Ideal for family short breaks, Novotel Hua Hin has added free entry to Novotel Hua Hin’s exciting Siam Adventure Club, recognised as the ‘Best Family Destination in Thailand’ by TripAdvisor.  From pool foam parties to carnival games and entertainment, the Siam Adventure Club team ensures the whole family has non-stop fun weekend long.   


    Ms. Soraya Homchuen, Director of Tourism Authority Thailand, Prachuab Kirikhan Office explains more about ‘Amazing Hua Hin 2019’, “The campaign will help generate additional income to stimulate the economy and to manage through the Green Season or the ‘low-season’.” 


    Throughout September, TAT will be proving ‘surprise gifts’ and souvenirs to the first 1,000 guests who book directly Novotel Hua Hin using the code “Amazing Hua Hin”.


    To enjoy a September escape to the picturesque Thai coastline, take advantage of Novotel Hua Hin’s special ‘Amazing Hua Hin 2019’ promotion and contact reservations team direct on rsvn@novotelhuahin.com or call +6632708300.

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    6 September 06 2019
  • British expat and Hua Hin bar owner arrested on eight year overstay


    British expat and Hua Hin bar owner arrested on eight year overstay



    Caption: Arrest of man from the land of gentlemen (Britain) Visa ran out 7 years ago. Sneakily running a bar in Hua Hin

    Banmuang reported that following complaints a team from Prachuap Khiri Khan immigration arrested a 50 year old British man by the name of Michael Gary Doyle on Thursday. 
    Mr Doyle's passport had expired in 2011 and he was consequently on overstay of 2,917 days since June of 2011. 
    He was arrested at house number 22/8 on Phoonsuk Road in downtown Hua Hin. 
    Picture: Banmuang
    Banmuang said Mr Doyle ran a beer bar and had been married to a Thai woman. 
    When his wife died he went into depression and kept himself to himself. 
    Pictures seemed to show immigration officers at the bar.
    He is now in the custody of the Prachuap Khiri Khan immigration. 
    Thaivisa notes that Banmuang said he was on 7 year overstay but this appeared to be an error as it was nearly 8 years according to the numbers reported. 
    Source: Banmuang
    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-06-14


    14 June 14 2019
  • Thai honesty: Come in Mr Anderson - your money is waiting for you!

    Thai honesty: Come in Mr Anderson - your money is waiting for you!



    Image: Manager


    Police in Cha-Am are looking for a foreign tourist called John Anderson after an honest hotel employee handed in a wallet that was found on the sidewalk outside. 


    Chompoonut Mangprasert, 22, a front office staffer at the Talay Hotel and Villa in Cha-Am went to the police after a wallet containing 19,032 baht, three credit cards and ID in the name of Mr Anderson was found early morning on Friday.


    Police praised her for her honesty and are now trying to find the rightful owner after efforts to do that at the hotel failed.




    Source: Manager



    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-08-10
    10 August 10 2019
  • UPDATED: Hua Hin Food Festival 2019 to take place 30 Aug to 1 Sept

    Hungry? Hua Hin Food Festival promises a 66 foot long pizza!



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    Star of the show at the upcoming Hua Hin Food Festival will be a 66 foot long pizza. 


    Visitors to the festival will be able to sample the "longest pizza in Thailand".  


    The festival is the fifth annual event and showcases both local delicacies and international cuisine. Chefs from some of the leading hotels in Hua Hin and Cha-Am will be in attendance as well as many vendors selling a wide variety of produce.


    It is organised by the Prajuab Khiri Khan Tourism Authority, the municipal council, Hua Hin - Cha Am Chamber of Commerce and the Cha Am and Hua Hin Chefs' Association. 


    The Hua Hin Food Festival 2019 will take place at the Queen's Park 19 Rai from 30 Aug to 1 Sept*


    *This corrects an earlier report which said the food festival would take place 20-22 Sept


    Source: Facebook


    31 July 31 2019