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by Sabai Jai
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Demise of AWOL magazine
Replies: 29
Views: 2844

Re: Demise of AWOL magazine

Sad indeed but I'm afraid it is a sign of the times.

I will miss it, used to pick up a copy each week

Crossword and page three were my favourites - and Margret's from Hull article as well
by Sabai Jai
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Re-registration of all SIM cards ordered
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Re-registration of all SIM cards ordered

Bangkok Post today has this article on the compulsory Re-registration of Sim cards Extract and link copied below. I can understand the theory - but in practice...?? for example a lot of people just spend three to six months per year here The telecom regulator plans to force all mobile firms to re-re...
by Sabai Jai
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Visa run from Hua Hin...which one?
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Visa run from Hua Hin...which one?

Kanchanaburi certainly would be easiest. I have done an organised Visa Run there a couple of times with the shop at Condochain, "One Tour", there are others available but I have found this firm to be pleasant and reliable. Think their phone is 081-8192212 or 091-8214826. They give an all-in price - ...
by Sabai Jai
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Pros & Cons of Kite Surfing
Replies: 17
Views: 1931

Re: Pros & Cons of Kite Surfing

I have to agree wholeheartedly that the Kite surfers should relocate. Hua Hin is a family resort and I have seen so, so many near accidents in recent years where people swimming or paddling in the sea have been terrified or nearly hit by irresponsible Kiters and people walking on the beach nearly hi...
by Sabai Jai
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness
Replies: 17
Views: 2020

Re: Looking for a nice place to get in shape// Fitness

I have been using @Lectic for a couple of years - they are having a bit of a much needed upgrade at the moment which is good news. I am happy there, I like the staff they are friendly and there are some good classes included in your membership.
by Sabai Jai
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Bouys on the Beach
Replies: 0
Views: 762

Bouys on the Beach

Yesterday at the beach I noticed lines of buoys and floats being laid offshore, starting off the Hilton beach and heading south. they are there again today and making steady progress. Their is an enormous barge full of the yellow floats and smaller vessels actually laying them. There are gaps presum...
by Sabai Jai
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Demolition of Plaza/Karaoke Area Beside Hilton
Replies: 5
Views: 1292

Re: Demolition of restaurants + shops in Poon Suk road

Heard nothing recently but apparently the Guy who leases the land from the Railway where the "Dark Side" after hours bars are wants to clear them out and open a Food Court. Same Guy that opened the Plaza area on Bintabaht.
by Sabai Jai
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict
Replies: 119
Views: 7562

Re: Thai ex-PM fails to show for verdict

and the ex PM Fled the scene......
by Sabai Jai
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Hin Lek Fai Monkeys
Replies: 21
Views: 2395

Re: Hin Lek Fai Monkeys

I am told that the monkeys in Hua Hin area are crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis). At quiet times you can see them diving and swimming in the sea at Khao Takiab. They can pull the shellfish off the rocks with their very strong fingers. They annoy the fishermen on the creek behind the mountain...
by Sabai Jai
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Visa tour to Myanmar
Replies: 4
Views: 2358

Re: Visa Tour

I booked a Visa Run to Kanchanaburi / Phu Nam Ron with "One Tour" the agency with the office at Condochain. All went well - picked up at my hotel at 8am and back in my room by 4:30pm. All was included in the price; coffee and sandwich stop, the minibus between the two border posts, lunch (Phat Thai ...
by Sabai Jai
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, this is Maria
Replies: 4
Views: 3697

Re: Hi, this is Maria

Hello Maria,

Welcome to the forum. i hope you find it both useful and entertaining.

Kind regards
Sabai Jai
by Sabai Jai
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Delays at airport immigration
Replies: 32
Views: 5922

Re: Delays at airport immigration

It's a bit of an unusual year - prior to Christmas / New Year it was very, very quiet with a lot of people getting seriously worried about the season. Hotels were pretty full of course over New Year period but it costs a fortune to come for that break. Since then the Airlines, Hotels & Tour operator...
by Sabai Jai
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Something for rice lovers to think about
Replies: 8
Views: 4889

Re: Something for rice lovers to think about

When you think about the proportion of the worlds population that have a rice based staple diet - and for how long this has been the case, I can't see how the arsenic levels can be dangerous? I understand that there are particular problems in Bangladesh. A few years ago I had blood tests for arsenic...
by Sabai Jai
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Hua Hin - Pattaya ferry project news and updates
Replies: 486
Views: 61492

Re: Hua Hin - Pattaya ferry project news and updates

I think the majority of Thais come under the "not good sailors" heading.

I wouldn't fancy this crossing on anything other than a very calm day - going to be very uncomfortable today if it actually operates
by Sabai Jai
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tough action against Hua Hin beach encroachers/demolition of pier restaurants
Replies: 132
Views: 21470

Re: Tough action against Hua Hin beach encroachers

I had lunch at one of the restaurants down there today, it was very pleasant; nice view, light wind and good food. It will be a very great shame if this area which is one of the very few examples still in existence of what was one of the prettiest little towns in South East Asia back in 1987 when I ...