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by buksida
Tue May 29, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: South Of Hua Hin
Topic: Extensive coral bleaching at Koh Talu, Bangsaphan
Replies: 11
Views: 7844

Re: Extensive coral bleaching at Koh Talu, Bangsaphan

More coral reefs damaged by mass bleaching More coral reefs in Thailand’s seas are suffering from mass bleaching as the result of continuous warm seawater. A special task force to tackle coral bleaching has been set up by the Marine Science Association of Thailand to monitor the bleaching problem a...
by buksida
Tue May 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Yingluck gets 10-year visa from UK
Replies: 19
Views: 776

Yingluck gets 10-year visa from UK

Yingluck Shinawatra has been given a 10-year visa from the British government, according to BBC Thai. “She can enter and leave England anytime but each stay in the kingdom must not exceed six months,” BBC Thai said in a Thai-language report, quoting a source. The travel arrangements of the former pr...
by buksida
Mon May 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Places to visit in Hua Hin
Replies: 38
Views: 4717

Re: Places to visit in Hua Hin

Thistle wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 6:14 pm
Everyone is asking the same,,,,,,anyone in the background taking a few snaps without disturbing them?
I took a few last time I visited a few years ago: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29485
by buksida
Mon May 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 257
Views: 22427

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

Cops eye traffic offences points system Police are hoping to introduce a penalty point system to deal with traffic offences as part of an effort to improve road safety in the country. Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn, the assistant police chief, said efforts must be made to amend traffic laws sin...
by buksida
Fri May 25, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 200
Views: 27191

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Data protection rules come into effect today The EU's so-called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been blamed for a flood of spam emails and messages in recent weeks as firms rush to request the explicit consent of users to contact them. Even though the rules were officially adopted two...
by buksida
Fri May 25, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 2660

Re: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets

I'm not including foreigners in my comments. I assume you'll can ride. However, I guess you haven't seen the Thai motorcyclists roaring up and Petchkasem road north of Soi 2. They greatly exceed the speed limit, weave in and out of traffic and present a danger to other drivers. Helmets don't compen...
by buksida
Fri May 25, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 313
Views: 25003

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

Govt warns of crypto vote scam Cryptocurrency transactions could be manipulated to buy votes in the general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam warned Thursday. Mr Wissanu said the government had been alerted by other countries to keep a close watch on crytocurrency transactions other...
by buksida
Fri May 25, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 382
Views: 40085

Re: Which Mobile Phone?

Chinese phones star at Thailand Mobile Expo New Chinese smartphone makers are keen to increase their footprint in Thailand's saturated smartphone market worth 108 billion baht via the Thailand Mobile Expo. "Nearly 50% of the smartphone market comes from the retail channel and the rest is through mo...
by buksida
Thu May 24, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: My drive to Langkawi
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: My drive to Langkawi

Went to Langkawi a couple of years ago and enjoyed the place. Agree on the driving, Malaysia is far more civilized than Thailand when it comes to road etiquette and behaviour.
by buksida
Thu May 24, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand fuel/pump prices
Replies: 43
Views: 8207

Re: Thailand fuel/pump prices

Government to cap diesel price The government will cap the diesel price at 30 baht per litre as part of efforts to ease the impact from increasing world oil prices. The Energy Ministry announced the move Tuesday, saying world oil prices have fluctuated greatly for two months. The price of Dubai cru...
by buksida
Thu May 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 2660

Re: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets

What is bad about that? People who ride what you call “big bikes” are very likely to use crash helmets as they are more knowledgable about riding motorcycles. :agree: You rarely see 'big bikes' pulling dodgy u-turns, or riding up the wrong side of the street, or talking on the phone while riding, o...
by buksida
Wed May 23, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand tourist slump continues
Replies: 470
Views: 58602

Re: Thailand tourist slump continues

T.I.G.R. wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 11:34 am
this is the slowest year I've ever seen there.... The place is virtually dead ....
But ... but ... but, tourist numbers are up - TAT stats say so ... :duck:
by buksida
Wed May 23, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Grab Coming to Hua Hin
Replies: 38
Views: 2325

Re: Grab Coming to Hua Hin

I was just commenting on the attachment above showing prices, good to hear they're sensible now.

Either way Grab is a welcome development that may take some of the dominance away from Hua Hin's taxi mafia.
by buksida
Wed May 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal
Replies: 39
Views: 3192

Re: Govt crackdown on Airbnb, declares bookings illegal

Short-term leasing in condominium: Getting it right Following the recent court rulings handed down to a condominium unit owner in Hua Hin, two of many questions arise: Why is it illegal to rent out condominium units on a short-term basis? Why has Thailand made condominium unit short-term leasing il...
by buksida
Wed May 23, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets
Replies: 35
Views: 2660

Re: Hua Hin police to get tough on motorbike helmets

Never fails to amaze me that these 'schemes' are only enforced with great zeal in tourist towns and not nationwide. Easy money.