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- Operation ordered to contain oil on sunken oil tanker 24 miles from Chumphon estuary
Thailand’s Marine Department has been ordered to coordinate with the Royal Thai Navy to take immediate steps to contain oil spilling from a sunken tanker in the Gulf, before any reaches the shoreline of the southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan.
The Thai oil tanker, Por Aandaman 2, which was reportedly carrying 500,000 litres of diesel oil, started to take on water as it was anchored in the Gulf to provide fuel to trawlers, about 24 nautical miles from the Chumphon estuary.
The tanker eventually sank at about 7.15pm yesterday (Saturday) in 50 metres of water, but the captain, Wayu Moryadee, and five crew members were rescued by nearby vessel.-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2022-01-24
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- Cha-am and Hua Hin to be Destinations for Wellness Sandbox Program
By Natthaphon Sangpolsit
BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand is preparing to attract international health tourists by introducing the “Thailand Wellness Sandbox” program, with Cha-am and Hua Hin serving as pilot destinations.
According to government spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s proposal for the program has been approved by the Center for Economic Situation Administration (CESA).
The Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province and the Cha-am district of Phetchaburi province will become pilot destinations for the "Thailand Wellness Sandbox" project, which will attract tourists from around the world.
Health services, activities and products in these two districts will be upgraded to meet international standards and promoted to assist districts in developing their brand reputation as wellness destinations.
They will in turn be developed alongside the "Thailand Riviera" campaign to promote the tourism industry along the Kingdom’s western coast.
The wellness destination program is expected to be expanded to other regions in the future.
Spokesperson Thanakorn added that the government believes these pilot campaigns will mark the start of developments for new types of tourism, fostering economic growth at all levels and spreading prosperity to local communities.-- © Copyright NNT 2022-01-24
- Aetna offers a range of visa-compliant plans that meet the minimum requirement of medical treatment, including COVID-19, up to THB 3m. For more information on all expat health insurance plans click here.23 January 23 20221247776
- New French consular agency office opens in Hua Hin
By Online Reporter
Good news for French expats living in Hua Hin.
A new consular agency office has opened on Soi 112.
The French Ambassador to Thailand Thierry Mathou officially opened the office on Tuesday (Jan 18).-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2022-01-21
- Aetna offers a range of visa-compliant plans that meet the minimum requirement of medical treatment, including COVID-19, up to THB 3m. For more information on all expat health insurance plans click here.20 January 20 20221247514
- Impressive drone video offers unique close ups of Hua Hin’s new train station
Image: Mike's Tropical Tech
By Paul Andrews
A video shot by a local drone enthusiast offers a unique view of Hua Hin’s new train station, as well as the overall progress of the construction of the new dual track train line.
The video, by Hua Hin based YouTuber, Michael Brown, who runs the Mike’s Tropical Tech channel, is the latest in a number of similar videos that offer a fascinating aerial perspective of what is the largest major infrastructure project in Hua Hin for several decades.
Mike first started sharing videos of the dual track railway in April 2021 and we have featured a number of them on the Hua Hin Today website.-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2022-01-1919 January 19 20221247281
- Officials to set new rules for Hua Hin beach jet ski and water sport operators
A jet ski on Hua Hin beach. File photo
By Paul Andrews
Officials are to draft a raft of new rules that jet ski operators on Hua Hin beach will be required to abide bide when renting out jet skis to tourists.
Hua Hin Municipality held a meeting with jet ski operators and those providing water sport activities on the beach following reports of conflicts amongst business operators.
Municipal officials said they had become aware that the existing rules, which were last drafted in 2019, were not be being adhered to.-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2022-01-1817 January 17 20221247094
- Plankton bloom turns parts of Hua Hin beach green
By Paul Andrews
A plankton bloom has turned the water along parts of Hua Hin beach green.
The plankton bloom was spotted along a 500 metre stretch of the beach from the Saphan Pla fishing pier to the Jao Mae Tub Tim Shrine, the Chinese shrine which overlooks the beach.
The plankton bloom is likely the result of a seasonal natural phenomenon which occurs on the beach most years.-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2022-01-1716 January 16 20221246952
- Prachuap: Eight prisoners who fled prison hospital back in custody within 24 hours
Picture: Siam Rath
Siam Rath reported that eight prisoners who fled a prison hospital connected to Prachuap Khiri Khan prison in Muang district were captured again within 24 hours.
The prisoners managed to escape Saturday.
Picture: Siam Rath
Yesterday Region 7 chief Lt-Gen Thanayut Wuthijaratthamrong along with provincial governor Sathian Charoenrian were pictured interviewing some of the handcuffed escapees as heavily armed commandoes stood watch.
An investigation is underway to ensure there is no repeat of the jailbreak.
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- PT Maxnitron Racing Series 2021 to be closed to spectators
By Paul Andrews
The PT Maxnitron Racing Series 2021 due to be held next week in Prachuap Bay will go ahead without spectators due to the ongoing pandemic.
The organisers have now confirmed the event will streamed online via PT Maxnitron Motorsport Facebook page. A full schedule of races can be found below.
The event, which will be held between January 19–23, 2022 will take place on a special road circuit along Prachuap Bay and Khao Chong Krachok, a distance of 2.3 km.-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2022-01-1312 January 12 20221246535
- True Arena Mini League 1 set for January 30th
True Arena Mini League 1 set for January 30th
On January 30th a new tournament will be launched. The True Arena Mini League 1 will give five local Under 10 teams the chance to get a taste of competitive action on the best playing surface in the region.
The tournament is for players born in 2012 or after and will feature five academies from Hua Hin. Black Mountain, Hua Hin City, Vanon Kanong, SS and Taptai will compete in the mini league which will take place on the last Sunday of the month.
Paul King, the manager at True Arena Hua Hin Sports Club, is proud to be supporting grass roots youth football in Hua Hin,
“We want children to have access to the fantastic facilities we have here at True Arena and hope this will be the first of many youth competitions and tournaments this year. We all enjoyed seeing Thailand win the Suzuki Cup recently and want to give young players the chance to experience competitive football in a fun and friendly environment. Who knows, maybe one day one of these players will go on to represent the national team?”
Former England international, Gary Stevens, is the head coach at Black Mountain and is excited to see competitive football get underway in 2022,
“It has been a very uncertain time with Covid-19 and lots of postponements and cancellations. But young players need to play and these tournaments give them the opportunity to do exactly that. When I was a child we had to play on some terrible pitches and the children are really lucky to have access to the world class playing surfaces at True Arena.”
The tournament will be in a five a side tournament with all the teams playing each other once during the course of the morning.
For more information visit www.huahinfootball.com.
--2022-01-1212 January 12 20221246445
- Bars, pubs in Hua Hin invited to submit applications to reopen
By Paul Andrews
Provincial health officials have offered a glimmer of hope (of sorts) that Hua Hin’s nightlife will be allowed to resume later this month.
The operators of bars and pubs in Hua Hin have been invited to submit an application to the local authorities to seek permission to reopen.
Applications must be submitted before 15 January 2022.-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2022-01-1110 January 10 20221246262