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by Big Boy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 866
Views: 43950

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

Has anybody else viewed the gruesome YouTube video? :shock:

Presented that way to let people decide whether they want to view it.
by Big Boy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 71
Views: 4525

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Well this will help the problem. Van operators considering protest about safety measures. Passenger van operators are threatening to stop their services from this Friday if Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha does not relax new traffic rules which require safer public van services. Some regulations are...
by Big Boy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Odd/Even Days Parking on Soi 94
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Odd/Even Days Parking on Soi 94

Yes, I think the 88 ones have been there for a few days now.
by Big Boy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Odd/Even Days Parking on Soi 94
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Odd/Even Days Parking on Soi 94

Workmen are currently erecting signs on Soi 94 indicating parking on Odd/Even days in future. This will help the snowbirds, giving them a straight run as they wander down Soi 94 4 and 5 abreast :cuss: All they need to do now is get rid of those hideous pots placed outside of some establishments forc...
by Big Boy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Need a pickup truck to carry motorbike and boxes to Krabi
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Need a pickup truck to carry motorbike and boxes to Krabi

In Hua Hin, the truck numbers are stuck on lampposts all over town. You probably see something like 4, 6, 8.10 (referring to the number of wheels) followed by a phone number to call. I've seen similar signs on lampposts in other towns, but can't remember if I've seen them in Krabi.
by Big Boy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Where my kids can get smimming lesson ?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Where my kids can get smimming lesson ?

I know they do swimming lessons at Sport Villa. I used to see one on one lessons by a Thai instructor all of the time.

I also know a very good Russian swimming instructor here in Hua Hin. If you would like more detail, PM me and I will try to put you in touch. I've no idea what he charges.
by Big Boy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Need a pickup truck to carry motorbike and boxes to Krabi
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Need a pickup truck to carry motorbike and boxes to Krabi

I think the first thing you need to do is clarify the direction you are travelling i.e. your header says 'to Krabi', but the body of the post states, 'to Hua Hin'.

I don't have details of a truck, but most people move motorcycles using Thai post - not expensive.
by Big Boy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Songkran 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: Songkran 2017

I think we're all waiting for the answer to that one HHT. I've been posting Hua Hin updates as I see them, but everything is talking about traditional so far. However, I notice the Super Soakers are on sale :wink:

Methinks it'll only take a single salvo to start a war :D
by Big Boy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Songkran 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: Songkran 2017

Bangkok update:

After conflicting reports over the last few days about whether or not Songkran celebrations were canceled on Khaosan Road, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has come forward to say that the festival will happen — albeit with lots of rules.

Full story: Coconuts
by Big Boy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Memorial Day Hero Thai Boxers
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Memorial Day Hero Thai Boxers

There is a FREE boxing (I think it's Thai boxing, but not sure) event on at Pone Kingpetch Park (Soi 76 next to Tessebahn/Red Cross) on 16th April from 20:00 until 24:00 as part of the Songkran festival.
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by Big Boy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Songkran 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1160

Re: Songkran 2017

Here's the invitation to join in traditional celebrations in Hua Hin on 13th April at Pone Kingpetch Park/

At 10.30 pm. The ceremony - pouring water in the Buddha Image.
At 11.00 pm. City Mayor. - speeches
At 12.30 pm. Parade around Hua Hin
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No mention of the 'crazy; celebrations.
by Big Boy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 553
Views: 58196

Re: The Beer Thread

Federbrau has been around for years, but Thaibev have changed the recipe and relaunched it. Some people don't seem to think much of it - https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/federbrau/99854/ My son treat me to a bottle yesterday - 42 Baht from 7-11. Please realise that the only beer I can drink here, sinc...
by Big Boy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Doncaster v Plymouth
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Doncaster v Plymouth

You mean you prefer the plastic football played by prima donnas, which you only watch from your armchair or bar stool? :run: Would be interested to know what WCAF means though. The best matches I can find are: Waterloo College Associate Faculties (Ontario, Canada) West Coast Art and Frame (trade sho...
by Big Boy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Freak motorcycle occurrence, or a regular happening?
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Freak motorcycle occurrence, or a regular happening?

Trying to re-capture your youth? :wink: OK, I said I wasn't a bike person. The rider and passenger did seem a little old to be on a Zoomer. :D Seriously, a similar shape to a Zoomer, but it had super-truck tyres (OK, maybe that bit wasn't serious) - they were totally out of proportion with the bike,...
by Big Boy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Stop Signs
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Stop Signs

:laugh: A Thai seeing a road sign? He must've been to Specsavers :D