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  • We are ready to save the tourists! Fire drill at Hua Hin mall designed to inspire confidence

    We are ready to save the tourists! Fire drill at Hua Hin mall designed to inspire confidence

     

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    A full scale fire drill and evacuation was mounted yesterday at the popular Market Village mall in downtown Hua Hin.

     

    77kaoded said that the event was designed to inspire confidence among tourists in the safety measures. It would also help staff and rescue personnel to understand what to do in an emergency. 

     

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    Joining in with the drill were officers from the Hua Hin police, local tourist police and tessakit (municipal council staff). 

     

    Source: 77kaoded

     

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-10-18
    18 October 18 2019
    1129216
  • Suicide or murder? Police keep open mind after Norwegian found hanging at rented pool villa in Hua Hin

    Suicide or murder? Police keep open mind after Norwegian found hanging at rented pool villa

     

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    Thai caption: Mystery death in Hua Hin

     

    Police in Hua Hin have yet to come to any conclusions as the investigation into the death of a 47 year old Norwegian man intensifies. 

     

    A worker coming to maintain the pool found  G. E. hanging from a cord in an outside area at the front of the bungalow. 

     

    A large number of police including tourist officers, forensic teams and medics descended on the house.

     

    The victim was hanging from a coiled electrical extension cord that had been secured to a concrete beam.

     

    Dressed only in jeans' shorts the victim was kneeling. There were no injuries to the body apart from a slight grazing on one knee. 

     

    Next to the body was a fallen bar stool adjacent to a sofa area. 

     

    On a glass table top investigators found three bottles of Thai spirits, two were empty and the third was half empty. 

     

    There were two empty beer cans. 

     

    There were three glasses and a shot glass as well as two sets of plates with spoons and forks. 

     

    Also on the table was a mosquito spray can, cigarettes, lighter and ashtray. 

     

    A mobile phone was found in the pool. 

     

    The body was found by Wirot, a maintenance man who said that the Norwegian who had rented the property for six months had hired him to look after the pool. 

     

    He arrived as normal and when his calls were not answered he peered through the gate and saw the body and called the police. 

     

    Police are gathering fingerprint evidence on all the items found at the scene, such as bottles, glasses and plates. 

     

    They are contacting relatives and studying CCTV in the vicinity of the house. 

     

    They have yet to state whether this was a suicide or a staged suicide to conceal a murder. 

     

    The body has been taken to Hua Hin Hospital. 

     

    Investigations continue; more about this as we hear of it. 

     

    Source: Sanook

     

     
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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-10-15
    15 October 15 2019
    1128684
  • 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

     

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    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

     

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-09-11
    11 September 11 2019
    1122838
  • The Museum welcomes October with pink delights

    The Museum welcomes October with pink delights

    By THE NATION

     

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    This month, Centara Grand Hua Hin invites you to join its Pink October initiative with the hotel's The Museum Coffee & Tea Corner showcasing almost every shade of pink in its afternoon tea treats to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

     

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    Every day in October, high tea lovers will be spoiled with The Museum’s popular The Pink Colonial Afternoon Tea Set, deliciously recreated to embrace the pink theme for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

     

    Indulge in a scrumptious highlights such as Pink salmon Pumpernickel triangle, Framboise tiramisu, Strawberry profiteroles, Rosewater panna cotta and Grape cheese cake - all served alongside TWG Tea's renowned Pink Flamingo, a graceful tea blend with crimson hibiscus blossoms that will surely brighten and pinken your day.

     

    In addition to the abundance of sweet treats on offer, The Museum also presents The Pink Heritage Afternoon Tea Buffet.

     

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    Diners can delight in an array of specially created pink treats, which includes the alluring Pétale de Rose macaron and the luscious Romance white chocolate cake, among other endearing creations such as the raspberry éclair, strawberry mille- short cake and pink raisin scone.

     

    A familiar sight at The Museum, the chocolate fountain will take on a gorgeous shade of blush to complement the dazzling assortment of dainty sandwiches, savouries, salads, pastries, desserts and traditional English scones, presented in a beautiful colonial setting that overlooks the hotel’s iconic Topiary Garden.

     

    Part of the sales revenue will be donated to The Breast Care Foundation.

     

    The Pink Colonial Afternoon Tea Set is available daily from October 1 to October 31.

     

    The Pink Heritage Afternoon Tea Buffet will be served on October 20, Sunday.

     

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    Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/Food/30377085

     

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    -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-10-05

     

    5 October 05 2019
    1127046
  • Rogue elephant faces transfer after demolishing convenience store

    Rogue elephant faces transfer after demolishing convenience store

     

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    A wild elephant in the area of the Kaeng Krachan national park is facing a fate usually reserved for corrupt Thai officials. 

     

    A transfer. 

     

    On Wednesday night "Bunmee" popped into a convenience store in Huay Sat Yai and demolished it. 

     

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    The locals have been complaining about the pachyderm's antics for years but they might have expected it - Huay Sat Yai can be translated as "The Creek of Large Animals". 

     

    Yesterday Hua Hin district chief Thanon Phanpheephat went with a large entourage of officials to see the shop owner Thanita and three other home owners who suffered damage at the hands of "Bunmee" who locals call by the more disparaging name of "Ai Duan".

     

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    The Bloomin' Amputee. 

     

    Thanon is in touch with the park chief and other officials to look into a transfer for the elephant who has damaged things like durian trees and even threatened motorists on the roads. 

     

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    They are now looking for a suitable "inactive post" where Bunmee will cause less trouble. 

     

    Sources;  77kaoded |   77kaoded

     

     

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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-09-20
    20 September 20 2019
    1124419
  • Treats for longan fans at Centara Grand Hua Hin

    Treats for longan fans at Centara Grand Hua Hin

    By The Nation

     

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    Centara Grand Hua Hin will satisfy your sweet tooth throughout October with Luscious Longan Treats.

     

     

    The new dessert selection from The Museum Coffee & Tea Corner features the season's best longan to please fans of refreshing, delicious treats of sweetness.

     

    The deli’s featured desserts promise to tickle your taste buds with a sweet, creamy flavour and a floral hint from the best longans. The small, plump fruit also has a gentle aftertaste that reminds of the naturally refreshing bubblegum flavour.

     

    Highlights from the new selection include Longan & Raspberry yoghurt cake that boasts multi-layers of light and creamy longan and raspberry yogurt mousse, and Longan & Rose panna cotta flavoured with freshest longan’s juice that lends this Italian classic a lovely exoticness - this tasty dessert also comes with a flavour of rosewater that melds perfectly with a garnish of pistachio praline.

     

    Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/Food/30376841

     

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    -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-09-28

     

     

    28 September 28 2019
    1125890
  • Hua Hin: Tourists help in ten kilometer clean up of the beach

    Hua Hin: Tourists help in ten kilometer clean up of the beach

     

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    Thai media reported that the Hua Hin municipality and other volunteers had help in a clean up operation along ten kilometers of the coast. 

     

    Tourists chipped in to keep the beach clean. 

     

    77kaoded reported that trash blown in that had found its way into the sea via rivers and canals was less than normal for this time of the year perhaps due to light winds. 

     

    But there was still plenty of it and the main culprit (disregarding who had tossed it out in the first place) was a mass of cups and bottles....

     

    Made of plastic. 

     

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    Tourist areas and beach fronts outside big hotels were cleaned up first as this was deemed to be the most damaging to the image of Thailand. 

     

    Source: 77kaoded

     

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    28 September 28 2019
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  • Hua Hin: "Dangerous" American fugitive arrested by Thai immigration police
    Hua Hin: "Dangerous" American fugitive arrested by Thai immigration police
     
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    Thai immigration police working with the department of Homeland Security Investigations of the USA have announced the arrest of a man who had been hiding out in Hua Hin. 
     
    Named only as Derick, 48, he was reportedly on overstay in Thailand of nearly 2,000 days. 
     
    He was wanted in America in the state of Virginia on charges related to the supply of weapons and marijuana. 
     
    Naew Na described him as a dangerous individual with a prior rap sheet that included threatening to use explosives, theft, burglary and drugs and weapons violations in Virginia and North Carolina. 
     
    It was found that he had come to Thailand in September 2014 and never left.
     
    Biometrics played a part in his capture. 
     
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    Daily News also announced the results of two other cases handled by the immigration police. 
     
    Also in Hua Hin two men were arrested following a scam in which one posed as a bank employee on Facebook to obtain account details of 12 victims. 
     
    Worawat, 29, stole more than 300,000 baht between June and August this year. His accomplice Karn, 24, was paid 1,000 baht a time to get the stolen money out of ATMs. 
     
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    In the second case Jaran 21, and Yingyong, 24,were arrested in Chiang Saen in northern Thailand in connection with cross border trade in meth amphetamine and ketamine.
     
    They were also involved in the attempted murder of a kamnan and his three year old child and the death of his wife and a five year old child. 
     
    The pair had fled to Laos but were arrested on return to Thailand. 
     
    Source: Naew Na | Daily News
     
     
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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-09-24
    24 September 24 2019
    1125050
  • 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

     

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    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

     

     
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    -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-08-29
    29 August 29 2019
    1120467
  • SPS Mini League IV Set for Sunday

    SPS Mini League IV Set for Sunday

     

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    This Sunday the top academies in Hua Hin will be in action again at SPS Mini League IV. The ‘big four’ of Hua Hin City, Vanon Kanong, SS Academy and Black Mountain will be joined by newcomers Taptai Academy.

     

    The 5 a side, Under 11 tournament will get underway at 10am at Midfield Soccer in Bofai. Having previously won SPS Mini Leagues with their Under 10 teams SS Academy and Vanon Kanong will come into this competition as the favourites.

     

    This will be the fourth addition of the one day tournament which has featured eight different teams from local academies to date. The SPS Mini League V is set for Midfield Soccer on October 6th with four

     

    Under 7 teams set to participate.

     

    The SPS Mini Leagues are organized by Hua Hin Football Club Co Ltd and supported by Spencers Property Services.

     

    For more information visit: www.huahinfootball.com

    23 September 23 2019
    1124939