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by usual suspect
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hua Hin dual-track rail project to go ahead
Replies: 80
Views: 14636

Re: Hua Hin dual-track rail project to go ahead

The photo from Dannie Boy shows work progressing with the usual machines required for road-building...
..But opposite the back entrance to MV they've now got tracked cranes, & some sort of on-site machinery..?
by usual suspect
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive
Replies: 290
Views: 9992

Re: Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

After all the drama, & distraught..to not let the parents see/meet their own offspring ffs.. :banghead: :banghead: This is when the world will witness what mad rules the Thais have to live with each day.. :? Still I suppose isolation in a hospital ward is a million times better than where the boys w...
by usual suspect
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand
Replies: 42
Views: 1848

Re: Governor: 49 missing as boat overturns in seas off Thailand

OK..So I'm more akin to driving big tractors etc, than being familiar with nautical displacement values. But looking at the size of the Phoenix, putting that many folk on board is gonna make it top-heavy surely..? THEN add some five foot waves, and the chances of the voyage turning sour must soar! (...
by usual suspect
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Tiny explosion in Market Village underground parking
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

Re: Tiny explosion in Market Village underground parking

The blast had enuf force to knock over the bike next to it..And lift it's front wheel up onto the rail..Is that a wheel rim minus spokes & tyre I can see laid there..? As HHCanuck said here...it will be social media where we will no doubt find the story..unlikely the MiB will hold a press conference...
by usual suspect
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: El Toro Loco bar closed?
Replies: 78
Views: 13310

Re: El Toro Loco bar closed?

King Bar originally was called 'Universal Joynt' I think, ran by a sea-fairing man & his lady Aon. Toro bar arrived on the scene down Binta much later, & I cannot remember the name of the bar on that plot before/ (Ran by Hienrick). Romantic is one of the 'old girls' down the Soi..it's had the same o...
by usual suspect
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Attack on Farang Tonight, Results in Early Bar Closing
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Attack on Farang Tonight, Results in Early Bar Closing

In the usual knee-jerk reaction to an incident the HH Mib thought it wise to close the bars at midnight tonight. ...Last night one of the 'guest' players in the elderly football tournament was attacked by a Thai youth with a broken bottle in/near Mai-Tai bar over a jealousy incident involving the Th...
by usual suspect
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 470
Views: 58881

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

I've been talking with a flower-girl this week (& last night also)..She told me she's never known the bars be so empty..all the way around the 'Bintablock' she said "no Farang". (A good indicator of nightlife-trade is to ask the street-traders themselves) Last week An Irish friend & myself took a wa...
by usual suspect
Fri May 25, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: GBP vs THB
Replies: 1425
Views: 116853

Re: GBP vs THB

I go back to work in the UK twice a year, & now I can honestly say (for me).. it's cheaper to live there than here! OK, I live in the north, not the expensive home counties, But apart from examples such as Lecky & water bills, & maybe eating out at the food-courts..I do think my money buys more over...
by usual suspect
Fri May 25, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 2727

Re: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets

NOKYAI is correct with this observation..maybe that's why the child has to sit up-front?..as lookout for potential hazards (2 kids between rider & handlebars increases the awareness) Leaving mama to happily read texts & reply too.. :? As for the MiB getting tough on helmet-wearing?..Nah, same-same a...
by usual suspect
Thu May 24, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises
Replies: 17
Views: 1602

Re: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises

Now I may be wrong here, but on the list of HH hotels that were found to be illegal this last week..was one named Citin Loft. I remember this place having this name years ago, but I think it had a name-change to 'Hua Hin Citin Loft' The other night when I was waiting at the traffic lights I looked a...
by usual suspect
Thu May 24, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 470
Views: 58881

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

So late April, and into May my dear mother was in HH. She stayed (as always) at Peung Phen hotel..so she can walk to most places easily. In the 3 weeks she was here she never saw anyone in the pool, every day maybe 1 other guest would be on the loungers. But my mum (the old bat) is very astute..& sh...
by usual suspect
Mon May 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Good Barber / Hairdresser
Replies: 16
Views: 2135

Re: Good Barber / Hairdresser

Would these Blueport barbers understand how I want my hair?.. or are they like so many here that may as well be androids?...doing the same 'short, back & sides' day-in, day-out. My problem is getting the hairdresser to under stand my Thai/English on the matter of NOT cutting any of my long hair off....
by usual suspect
Tue May 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Sands Inn on Poolsuk Rd
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Sands Inn on Poolsuk Rd

I was walking past this place 2 days ago, & the building has been totally ripped out! Further more, inside were 2 mini-diggers with 'hen-pecker' attachments pecking away at anything they felt like decimating.. I really was dumbstruck when there are 4 floors above these diggers, & one/both of them ha...
by usual suspect
Fri May 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 257
Views: 22670

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

Sorry if this story has been mentioned earlier, but... ..I was reading a recent copy of 'Hua Hin Today', & inside was a feature/report that the powers-that-be here are about to ban the sale/registration of new double-decker coaches due to their bad accident record over the last few years.. ..Excuse ...
by usual suspect
Thu May 03, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Wildlife hunters must face justice
Replies: 46
Views: 5207

Re: Wildlife hunters must face justice

I'm sure when I look at my screen whilst reading this I can see an opaque 'Red Bull' logo in there... :banghead: