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- Brilliant drone footage shows progress made in construction of Hua Hin’s new dual track rail line
Image: Mike's Tropical Tech
By Paul Andrews
Local YouTuber and drone enthusiast Michael Brown has shared another fantastic video showing the construction of Hua Hin’s new dual track rail line.
Michael, who operates the Mike’s Tropical Tech YouTube channel posts monthly updates on the progress of the construction of the line, which passes right through the centre of the town.
We find Michael’s videos so interesting and brilliantly shot that we want to share them with the Hua Hin Today readership.-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2021-07-2121 July 21 20211224831
- Hua Hin's October 1 reopening could be delayed to Jan 2022
An official at the center of plans to reopen the popular resort of Hua Hin in Prachuap Khirikhan province has at last sounded a welcome note of realism.
Following outlandish claims coming from the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the government about opening Thailand up to foreign tourism again and how much tourists will spend, comes a much more sober and somber outlook.
It comes from Pornrawee Seeleuangsawat who represents SME's in the holiday city and is at the forefront of the "Hua Hin Recharge" plan.
This is, or perhaps more appropriately WAS, a plan to welcome double dosed foreign tourists to Hua Hin from October 1st, reports ASEAN NOW.
Before the latest wave of the pandemic started to devastate Thailand it was hoped this could bring in 1.2 billion baht to the local economy in the fourth quarter (October to the end of the year).
Pornrawee said that now this appeared "highly unlikely".
She said that the recharge plan would need to be delayed until at least November, possibly December and even the start of 2022.
She reported small hotels in the town with occupancy rates of just 10% and 3-5 star establishments struggling to make 30% what with all the travel restrictions at the moment.
She called for more help for businesses with interest rate deferrals.
And she referred to the much heard call to the government coming from every tourist area outside of Phuket and Samui:
For goodness sake speed up the vaccine rollout to ensure 70% of the population is jabbed.
Thailand's vaccine rollout has been universally criticized with many fearing that it will hinder prospects for the recovery of tourism even if the pandemic can be brought under control.
-- © Copyright ASEAN NOW 2021-07-2828 July 28 20211225631
- People travelling to Hua Hin from Bangkok, Pattaya and 11 other provinces need to self quarantine
By Paul Andrews
Prachuap Khiri Khan provincial health officials have updated the quarantine requirements people travelling to Hua Hin from Bangkok and other ‘dark red’ provinces.
Anyone travelling to the province, including to Hua Hin, from Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Nakhon Pathom, Narathiwat, Pathum Thani, Pattani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Yala, Songkhla, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Songkhla are required to report their arrival in the province to the authorities.
Reporting in the COVID-19 Screening System is to be done by scanning the QR code shown below.-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2021-07-2222 July 22 20211224916
- "Goodbye Cha-Am Beach" - netizens take aim at new steps installed at popular resort
Goodbye Cha-Am Beach
The popular beach resort of Cha-Am in Phetchaburi province now has no beach - if netizens are to be believed.
Kapook published the latest pictures from the resort along with a "Goodbye Beach" caption.
This was after a long stretch of about 14 steps leading down to the sea were installed.
The media said there was now very little space to actually walk on the sand.
Netizens were saying that when referring to Cha-Am in future it won't be a visit to the beach but a trip to see the steps.
Others noted that the measure was vital to prevent further erosion, however.
-- © Copyright ASEAN NOW 2021-07-2626 July 26 20211225361
- Cha-Am: Locals "hunt" Myanmar fisherman who fled hospital with Covid
Manager reported on a story how locals in Cha-Am in Phetchaburi province hunted and found a Myanmar fisherman who had fled from a hospital with Covid-19.
On July 17th Nara Khongthong, 45, the owner of some rented rooms in Saphan Hin called in the Cha-Am police after one of his tenants had a high fever.
He said the man called Mia-mong, 46, refused to go and get tested.
The police took him away to Cha-Am Hospital where he was diagnosed with Covid.
However he then fled back to the Saphan Hin area.
For two days the locals hunted for him before finding him in other rooms with three of his compatriots. The owner of those rooms had been admitted for treatment himself and the Myanmar people had taken advantage of this fact to hide.
It took four or five days before a Department of Provincial Administration team and other officials comprising ten people arrived with an ambulance from Cha-Am hospital to take the Myanmar man off to the field hospital in Khao Yoi.
-- © Copyright ASEAN NOW 2021-07-2626 July 26 20211225365
- Soi Bintabaht bar workers appeal to Thailand’s Prime Minister for vaccines
By Paul Andrews
Workers from Soi Bintabaht – Hua Hin’s famous entertainment and nightlife area – have appealed to Prayut Chan-o-cha for help in securing vaccines.
On Saturday (July 10), members from Hua Hin Beer Bar Club and Hua Hin Musicians Club staged a rally on Soi Bintabaht to help highlight their plight.
Members of the organisations say workers in Hua Hin’s entertainment industry have received no support from anyone in authority throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and have been forgotten in the vaccine rollout.-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2021-07-1212 July 12 20211223693
- Elephant breaks into Hua Hin house for a second time
By Paul Andrews
An elephant which infamously broke into a house near Hua Hin last month, has returned to the same house in search of more food.
Home owner Ratchadawan Phuengprasopporn, 29, who lives in Huai Sat Yai, was woken by the now familiar sound of an elephant breaking into her house during the early hours of Saturday morning.
Ms Ratchadawan said she was woken up at about 2am to the same kind of noises she had heard just weeks before.-- © Copyright Hua Hin Today 2021-07-2626 July 26 20211225362
- Expat in Hua Hin stole furniture/air-con worth 40K from rented room - blames relationship with Thai wife
Picture: Naew Na
Naew Na reported on the latest interesting cases at the Immigration Bureau briefing at Suan Phlu, Bangkok yesterday presided over by IB chief Lt-Gen Sompong "Big Oud" Chingduang.
High up the pecking order was the case of a French man who stole 40,000 baht's worth of furniture from a rented room in Thap Tai, Hua Hin and disappeared to Ratchaburi.
The owner of the room reported to police after Fadil, 58, took the air-con unit, water heater, wooden chair(s), sofa and curtains.
He was staying there with his Thai wife.
After getting an arrest warrant from the Hua Hin court, Prachuap Khirikhan immigration traced him to Suan Pheung district of Ratchaburi.
With the aid of immigration there they arrested him and charged him with joint embezzlement.
Picture: Naew Na
He told the IB he did it with his wife. He said they had argued and split up. He said he told the owner of the room he was leaving but the owner refused to return the deposit until utilities were acounted for and an assessment of potential damage was made.
But he said he needed the money right away and in a bad temper after his relationship with his wife went sour he decided to take all the items with him.
A vinyl board at IB HQ that was used in presenting the case referred to the man as a "farang saep" - a foreign trouble maker.
Naew Na did not report what happened to him further or what happened to his wife.
-- © Copyright ASEAN NOW 2021-07-2424 July 24 20211225163
- Pressed Brainstem Killed Teacher after 2nd Jab
BANGKOK, July 23 (TNA) – A 39-year-old teacher in Prachuap Khiri Khan province died because of her pressed brainstem after receiving the second jab of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Disease Control.
Dr Chawetsan Namwat, the department’s director for disease control and emergency health hazards, revealed a result from the autopsy of the female teacher who had received a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine which followed the first shot of the Sinovac vaccine.
He said her brain swelled and blood in the brain fatally pressed the brainstem.
Full Story: https://tna.mcot.net/english-news-745259-- © Copyright TNA 2021-07-2323 July 23 20211225134
- Two killed, several injured after ‘drunk’ foreigner crashes into motorcyclists in Hua Hin
Two killed, several injured after ‘drunk’ foreigner crashes into motorcyclists in Hua Hin
At least two people have been killed and several people injured when a foreigner driving a pickup truck at high speed crashed into motorcyclists in Hua Hin.
The horrific accident took place in Khao Takiab at around 5pm on Thursday.
A witness who was on the scene moments after the crash occurred told Thaivisa two people had been killed.
According to another witness, the white Ford Ranger pick up truck was travelling at high speed when the driver lost control, mounted the central reservation and collided with a number of motorcyclists before coming to standstill after crashing into a wall on the opposite side of the road.
Images shared to social media showed multiple people receiving treatment on the roadside and four ambulances in attendance at the scene.
The injured were rushed to Hua Hin hospital for further treatment.
It is understood the foreign driver, who has not been named, is in police custody.-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2021-01-29
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