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by limbu
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb
Replies: 10
Views: 4008

Re: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb

The hotel act has an unofficial English translation on http://www.krisdika.go.th/. Its definition of an hotel is as follows: Section 4. In this Act, “hotel” means an accommodation established for business purposes of providing temporary accommodation service for travelers or any other person in exch...
by limbu
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb
Replies: 10
Views: 4008

Re: Thai Hotels Association concerned over popularity of Airbnb

It's not only hotels that are concerned. A couple of condos in Khao Takiab including my own are having to face the issue. Our management has informed apartment owners that under the Hotel Act B.E. 2547 (2004) Section 15. No person shall operate hotel business unless he has obtained a licence issued ...
by limbu
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders
Replies: 107
Views: 9013

Re: Smoking ban on Hua Hin beach, jail time for offenders

While they're at it, please ban horse manure thoughtfully left on the beach in plastic bags by the jockeys; and dog poo sometimes disguised with a sprinkling of sand by Thai but more often foreign owners. Khao Takiab beach is a dog toilet where scooping the poop seems to be unheard of.
by limbu
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Sheraton Hua Hin - Holiday from Hell
Replies: 40
Views: 2927

Re: Sheraton Hua Hin - Holiday from Hell

As a friend in Delhi says "Hua Hin is a wedding destination". He's travelled to several in Hua Hin over the years. It's a boon for the large hotels like the Sheraton who have very low occupancy at this time of year. The Hyatt, just up the beach from me has regular Indian weddings too. They are joyou...
by limbu
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: Easy fishing in Hua Hin
Replies: 17
Views: 1531

Re: Easy fishing in Hua Hin

It was the same yesterday (Sunday) on Takiab beach. Fisherman casting their nets just a few feet from the shore caught plenty of fish, big and small.
by limbu
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: How has the terrorism of 2016 affected tourism in HH?
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

Re: How has the terrorism of 2016 affected tourism in HH?

The owner of Dream Cones, my favourite downtown ice cream parlour, says his business has suffered since the Hua Hin bombings in August 2016. Since then the number of European and Australian customers has dropped, while the number of Chinese visiting Hua Hin, not known as an ice cream eating people, ...
by limbu
Sun May 28, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Disposal of IT waste
Replies: 0
Views: 2779

Disposal of IT waste

Is there anywhere in Hua Hin where IT waste and especially used batteries can be disposed of, in the hope that they will be recycled?
by limbu
Sat May 27, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Transport, Bangkok to Hua Hin
Replies: 18
Views: 7426

Re: Transport, Bangkok to Hua Hin

I think there is a bus service from Suvarnabhumi airport to Khaosan Road. It departs from Door 8, the same as the bus to Hua Hin.
by limbu
Tue May 23, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Hua Hin hotels push airport redevelopment
Replies: 26
Views: 6326

Re: Hua Hin hotels push airport redo

Would it be a success? A few years ago Malaysia's Berjaya Air had 3 flights weekly between Kuala Lumpur and Hua Hin, marketed primarily to golfers. After a year or two the service ceased. Before that, more than 10 years ago, Singapore's Silk Air had a test flight from Singapore to Hua Hin. But nothi...
by limbu
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: TAT revamps defunct Thailand Elite Card
Replies: 6
Views: 3756

Re: TAT revamps defunct Thailand Elite Card

A recent press release about Henley & Partners and the 20 year visa: Henley & Partners Appointed Global Concessionaire for Thailand Residence Program London, Monday 3 April 2017 International residence and citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners, has secured the global concession to promote Tha...
by limbu
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Hua Hin bus station relocating?
Replies: 64
Views: 13275

Re: Hua Hin bus station relocating?

Our local friendly taxi drivers are charging 300 baht from Khao Takiab to the new bus station.
by limbu
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Flight to Thailand bargains
Replies: 134
Views: 27502

Re: Flight to Thailand bargains

A couple of weeks ago I paid the equivalent of THB25,500 for an economy class return ticket on TG from Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow departing January 8th with 14 day stops both ways in Bangkok. I fly this route a few times each year but usually pay THB40,000 upwards. The very weak ringgit (droppe...
by limbu
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Petrol pumps in Khao Takiab?
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Petrol pumps in Khao Takiab?

Where are the petrol pumps closest to Khao Takiab? Thank you.
by limbu
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 378
Views: 37295

Mobile phone for the elderly

An elderly friend is being upgraded from 2G to 3G by her service provider so must say goodbye to her faithful 2G Nokia which needs recharging just twice a month, gets dropped often and still works after 5 years of use. She needs an easy to see keyboard and screen but does not require Internet, just ...
by limbu
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Transferring visa to new passport
Replies: 18
Views: 5147

Re: Transferring visa to new passport

I gave the airport immigration both old and new passport. I doubt they would transfer the visa even if you asked. Best is to contact quickly the immigration office in Hua Hin, as I did. 30 minutes and the transfer was done.