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by usual suspect
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders
Replies: 107
Views: 8489

Re: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders

I also remember in the late 90's that HH municipality had a tractor & beach cleaning/sand-sifting machine that would comb HH beach every morning prior to deck-chair owners setting their chairs out ...Now the beaches are only cleaned by invisible 'Ghost machines' each Wednesday..(or the teams of West...
by usual suspect
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders
Replies: 107
Views: 8489

Re: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders

Just changing the subject slightly...a few years ago now I'm sure a ban on smoking was imposed in bars & r/rants here in HH, & that when the bar staff put their tables outside the bars in Bintabaat (in the street)..they did not leave ashtrays on these tables...if a customer sat down, ordered a drink...
by usual suspect
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 167
Views: 15447

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

Every year we read of the police checkpoints at Songkran to check drivers & their paperwork.. Every year we also read about the 1000's of drivers who do not have a licence or insurance..IMO If a points-system was introduced, the drivers who had qualified for their licence to be confiscated would sim...
by usual suspect
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: 15th Hua Hin Vintage Car Parade ** with Photos **
Replies: 12
Views: 1063

Classic cars in Hua Hin this weekend

Just ridden on Petkasem Rd, & saw quite a few classic cars converging on HuaHin. But where are they going..? Some folk say you can see them at Bluport, some say the Sheraton, others say since the December car show left the Sofitel grounds they've been dotted across various venues... ..Does anyone ha...
by usual suspect
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Million dollar Pace MahaSamutr lagoon development coming to Hua Hin
Replies: 66
Views: 13658

Re: Million dollar Pace MahaSamutr lagoon development coming to Hua Hin

Was it not reported a while back that the mega-condo/6* hotel project between HH & Cha Am had ground to a halt also..with reports of workers picketing the entrance because they'd not been paid in months...Maybe these big projects are somewhat prone to financial problems here..?
by usual suspect
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Child obesity in Thailand
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Child obesity in Thailand

I cycled by the HH High School gates at kicking-out time last week..it was unbelievable the percentage of fat chunky girls..I'm talking double the size they should be..& all sat enjoying sausages, etc...it really was an eye-opener! (And I'm really not talking about 1 or 2 hefty lumps..as I passed I ...
by usual suspect
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: More demolition in Hua Hin - Chomsin road
Replies: 9
Views: 461

More demolition in Hua Hin - Chomsin road

This may be the start of a milestone event or simply just 10m to widen things, but.. Work began today at the Chomsin Rd rail crossing, the buildings along the railway-side just South of the crossing are starting to be flattened. Now this may well be to facilitate a slip-lane for vehicles turning lef...
by usual suspect
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

Tom..I sit opposite the small Family Mart on about level 3 (I think)..still got my trolley with me, got beer /crisps or hot coffee/pastries just across from me, toilets to the right of me, elevator to the left..so here I am..stuck in the middle with..lots of eye-candy passing by non stop :P (Must be...
by usual suspect
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 167
Views: 15447

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

So tonight I roll up to the red light at Chomsin/Pekky Rd lights...2 MiB on a m/cycle sat there also waiting.. *1..2 Thais on m/cycles park right next to them..no helmets worn..Reaction?...No reaction. *2..Once we had the green light we all headed west up Chomsin..police bike in the lead...a car pul...
by usual suspect
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Hua Hin Immigration Move to top of Soi 88
Replies: 38
Views: 3351

Re: Hua Hin Immigration Move to top of Soi 88

Cycled by this week..it was lunchtime..a full complement of 5 workmen were all sat outside for lunch..should be finished for mid-way thru' next year at this rate.
by usual suspect
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Coopers 94 Guest house - very good (now Capones)
Replies: 18
Views: 3497

Re: Coopers 94 Guest house - very good

Shutters still firmly down at mid-morn today..?
by usual suspect
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

Re: Arrival to carousel time at BKK airport?

I arrived at BKK last month, sailed thru' immigration...only to wait 1 hr...Yes one full hour for my bag to arrive on the belt!! Luckily I'd booked a bus for 3 hrs after my arrival time.
by usual suspect
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Pies in Hua Hin
Replies: 243
Views: 27157

Re: Pies in Hua Hin

I'm looking to buy 20 pork pies for Xmas day snacks...But not gonna go to BKK or Pet'buri..What's the going rate for small P.P.s in HH & in your opinions where's the best outlet..? :cheers:
by usual suspect
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Sewing (turning up needed)
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: Sewing (turning up needed)

Depending on where-abouts you live in town...If you go West over the Chomsin Rd rail crossing..past Gee-supermarket on your left..at the point where the main Rd goes to the right...aim straight ahead...& almost straight away on your left is a motorcycle repair shop...& right next to them sits a man ...
by usual suspect
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Kims Kitchen
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: Kims Kitchen

For the moment Kim's is indeed closed..The owner used her family members to staff the place..& they've now all gone back to the family-village in Issan..One or two folk have been interested in renting Kim's tho..?