Hua Hin News 2008

Hua Hin countdown to the New Year 2009

On Tuesday 31 December 2008  from 6 p.m. around Queen’s Park Hua Hin residents have gathered for the New Year celebrations. Lord Mayor  Jira Pongpaibul with three Vice Mayora; Khun Atikhun Bootying, Khun Sivit Rein-roong-rueng and Dr. Roongraoch Si-lueng-Sawasdi and municipality officials have organized the Countdown Festival to welcome New Year 2009. Read more...

Seminar for Rachapat University students

On Sunday 28 December 2008 at 09.00 a.m. Director of Ratchapat University with the help of Police Senior Sergeant Major Nok-Keay Lahboot has organized seminar for 300 students. In attendance at the seminar was Director General of Grand Hotel Dr. Roongroch Silueng-sawasdi and President of Chamber of Commerce of Prachoupkhirikhan Province Khun Panchai Kitcharayotin. Subject of the seminar was ‘World in Crisis’. Read more...

HM the King at the Long Boat Race Festival

On Sunday 28 December 2008 at 2:15pm His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has attended the Long Boat Race Festival at Kao Tao reservoir. The previous evening, on the 27th December Vice Secretary General Has called Hua Hin Mayor and has informed him that the next day HM the King will come to Kao Tao watch the Long Boat races.Read more...

Long Boat Racing Festival 2008

On Saturday 27 December 2008 Governor, Hua Hin Mayor, government officials, school teachers, students, Hua Hin residents and tourists have gathered for the highly anticipated Long Boat Race at Kao Tao reservoir. In total over 10 thousand people arrived for the event and to see winner of the competition receive King’s Cup. Read more...

Fortieth Anniversary of Thanarat Hospital

On Thursday 25 December 2008 early in the morning at Thanarat Camp’s Hospital General Director of Thanarat Hospital Colonel Dr Supot Tantithawarn and his medical military staff took part in the fortieth anniversary of Thanarat Hospital celebrations. Read more...

Hua Hin Big Cleaning Day

On Tuesday 23 December 2008 in the morning Lord Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul and Director of Environmental Department Khun Napawas Bour-soung have organized Big Cleaning Day in Hua Hin. In the Big Cleaning Day event have participated staff of Hua Hin Municipality, government officials, school teachers, students, staff from hotels and banks and seven municipal schools. Read more...

New Year celebrations at Infantry Centre

On Tuesday 23 December 2008 in the evening at the Infantry Centre, Thanarat Camp Major General Niwat  Meenayotin Chief Commander of Infantry Centre has arranged New Year celebrations for his officers with families and invited guests. Among guests was Governor of Prachuapkhirikhan, Chief District Officer, Chief Provincial Judge and other VIPs. Read more...

Christmas Day at Salesian College Hua Hin

On Sunday 21 December 2008 at 06.00 p.m. Rector Yarat Chaiyara, Fr Smit Daeng-Umpan, honorary guest Anu Theeranuwat, teachers and parents came to see school children performing at Christmas Day at Salesian College (Hua Hin Vithayalai College) in front of the school building. Read more...

Governor opens sunflower field for tourists

On Sunday 21 December 2008 in the morning around Huay Mongkol Temple Governor Pranchai Borwornratanpran has opened Toong-Tarn-Tawan sunflower field for tourists. At the ceremony was also present Chief District Officer Khun Prasit Boonlikit, Lord Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul, police officer, military, tour companies, representatives of Hua Hin Hotelier Group and Hua Hin residents. Read more...

9th Thai Modern Classic Art Exhibition 19 December - 19 January

On Friday 19 December 2008  in the evening at the big hall of Dusit Hua Hin Resort General Manager  has openned 9th Thai Modern Classic Art Exhibition. Number  9 is an auspicious number for Thai people and therefore 9 artists have displayed their work at the exhibition. Read more...

Technical Day at Hua Hin Commerce College

On Friday 19 December 2008 Managing Director Khun Adchareeya  Orsuwan,  Staff Working Group and Director General of Hua Hin Commerce College  have organized Technical Day fair. This year it was 20th annual fair at the College to which Vice Mayor Khun Suwit  Rienroongrueng was invited. Read more...

Hua Hin School has financial problems

On Thursday 18 December 2008 I have spoken to Director General of Hua Hin School Khun Cham-ni Sae-tang. He has been recently transferred from Samroiyod School. He said that Hua Hin School has 2,239 students but currently there are not enough classrooms for all of them and some students have lessons in a tent. Read more...

Time Optic Hua Hin donates spectacles to students

On Thursday 18 December 2008 in the morning at the meeting room of Hua Hin Municipality School Managing Director Khun Samarn Boon-Hoh together with principals of 6 Hua Hin schools has welcomed parents of students, members Hua Hin Assembly, President of Hua Hin Thai Culture Association, Lord Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul and Vice Mayor Khun Atikhun Boot-ying. Read more...

Children's Day at Market Village on 10 Jan 2009

Hua Hin Market Village will organize Children's Day on 10 January 2009. Director General of Market Village Khun Yanyong Kunhawatanah said that Children's Day at Market Village will have “Funny Land Funny Day” theme and will coincide with Thailand Children's Day celebrations. Read more...

Hua Hin Mayor opens new Computer Store at Market Village

On Saturday 13 December 2008 in the afternoon on the third floor of the new phase development at Hau Hin Market Village Vice  Managing Director of Comseven Distribution C Limited Khun Kriswat Woravanich has invited Lord Mayor Jira  Pongpaibul and Director General of Hua Nin Market Village Khun Yanyong  Kunawatanah for the opening ceremony of a new computer store. Read more...

Mario Carmine holds housewarming party

On Saturday 13 December 2008 at 07.00 p.m. Mr. Mario Carmine has arranged housewarming party in his new house. He has invited over one hundred guests including Hua Hin Mayor Jira Pongpaibull. Mr. Carmine Mario has moved to Hua Hin 3 years ago. Before he was coming to Thailand very often as a tourist. He was looking for a business opportunity and eventually he has decided to reside in Hua Hin. Read more...

Hua Hin Vintage Car Parade 2008

On Friday 12 December and Saturday 13 December 2008 took place annual Hua Hin Vintage Car Parade. On Friday in the evening at the front of Hua Hin Market Village General Manager Khun Yanyong Kanhawattana together with Hua Hin Hotelier Club has arranged 30 food stands selling sea food at low price. Read more...

Long Boat Race 27-28 December Kao Tao Reservoir

On Tuesday 09 December 2008 in the morning at Hua Hin Municipality Lord Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul, three Vice Mayors Khun Artikhun Bootying, Khun Suwit Liennloongrueng and Dr. Roongroch Srilueng-Swasdi, President of Hua Hin Assembly Khun Pathom Pudam and Vice President of Hua Hin Assembly Khun Prapa Nortes have announced that on 27-28 December 2008 will take place Long Boat Race competition on Kao Tao Reservoir. Read more...

Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat's Remembrance Day

On 08 December 2008 in the morning at Infantry Centre of Thanarat Camp Chief Commander of Infantry Centre Major General Nomit Meenayotin has arranged Remembrance Day of Field Marshall Sarit Thanarat's death. Among many guests were government officials, school teachers, members of Lion & Rotary Clubs. This year Major General Setha Thanarat who is son of Field Marshall Sarit Thanarat came to the Remembrance Day ceremony. Read more...

Remembrance Day at Wing 5

On 08 December 2008 early in the morning at Air Force Wing 5 Prachaupkhirikhan Province Air Chief Marshal  Ithiporn Suppawong representing Air Force has laid down a wreath at the Statue of Heroes to commemorate successful defense of Japanese troops landing in Prachaupkhirikhan Province on 08 December 1941. Read more...

Governor organize celebration of King's birthday

On Saturday 06 December 2008 Governor of Prachuapkhirikhan Province and provincial officers have gathered for the celebration ceremony of HM the King’s birthday at the Sofitel Centara Resort in Hua Hin. Bangkok organizer has prepared one hundred tables at 10000baht per table for VIP guests. Read more...

Wing 5 celebrate King's birthday

On Friday 05 December 2008 military staff of Wing 5 has arranged celebration ceremony of HM the King’s birthday. Early in the morning Group Captain Vice Chief Commander Supchai Surakul together with his colleagues took part in merit making ceremony for Buddhist monks at Sarn Luk Maung Temple. Read more...

Hua Hin residents celebrate King's birthday

On Friday 05 December 2008 early in the morning around the Tower Clock Hua Hin residents, government officials, students and teachers have gathered at both sides of Naeb-Kehard Road to make a merit for 99 monks. More than thousand people turned up for the merit ceremony. Among them were Chief District Officer and Lord Mayor Jira Pongpaibul. Read more...

Art Exhibition at Phetchaburi Provincial Culture Center

On Wednesday 03 December 2008 in the afternoon at Phetchaburi Provincial Culture Center, Cultural Director Khun  Krirkchai  Charthai-Trirong has opened art exhibition to celebrate HM the King’ 81st birthday on 5th December 2008. At the exhibition fifty eight artists displayed their paintings, drawings, photos, fine arts and artistic compositions about HM the King. The exhibition will be open until 31st December 2008 on the 4th floor at Phetchaburi Provincial Culture Center. Read more...

Irregularities with public land near Houy E-Ork King's Project

In the past I was a member of Prachuapkhirikhan Provincial Assembly, Hua Hin Vice-Mayor & President of Hua Hin Assembly during 6 terms. Recently Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul has assigned for me task of checking all the public properties in Hua Hin area. Read more...

Phase II of Hua Hin Market Village has been completed

On Saturday 29 November 2008 Phase II of Hua Hin Market Village has (3rd floor) has been open for business. The cost of Phase II expansion was 150 million baht. The shopping area on the 3rd floor as been designated as a Kids Zone and has been open by Managing Director of Hua Hin Market Village Khun Yanyong Kanha-Watana. Read more...

First King's Royal Project

On 5th of December 2008, all seventy six provinces of Thailand will celebrate His Majesty the King’s 81st birthday. Governor of Prachuapkhirikhan Province Khun Panchai Borworn-Ratanapran held press conference regarding planned birthday celebration which will begin on 06 December 2008 and will last until 04 January 2009. During this time, there will be traditional dancing shows, Jazz in Town, traditional music performances and much more. Khun Panchai confirmed during press conference that for 30 days celebrations will take place in Hua Hin,  Pranburi District  and Prachuapkhirikan to celebrate HM the King’s birthday & Thai Father Day. Read more...

Seminar at Silpakorn University

On Tuesday 19 December 2008 in the afternoon at Silpakorn University Dr Uthai Dulyakasem, and Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ranu Vejaratpimol Ph.D have arranged seminar. The seminar was attended by 29 persons. Dr. Uthai has presented 19 points agenda for discussion and review. Each person took part in the discussion on how to use art and culture to promote well-being of the communities. Happiness is very important in people's life. Read more...

Foreigner resident shot recently in Hua Hin

Mr Donald Whiting who has lived in Hua Hin for 5 years has been shot recently. He bought property from foreign developer for 9 million baht, but the construction of the house has not been finished. The developer has abandoned the project for 3 years and did not construct the tennis court as per contract. Donald Whiting has given up his hope of having the property project finished and then buyer was needed for the property to get his 9 million baht back. Read more...

Thais say farewell to HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana

On Saturday 15 November 2008 thousands of Hua Hin residents of all ages dressed in the mourning colours of black and white joined the royal cremation ceremony of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana at Umparam Hua Hin Temple. An Abbot Prakru Pitack Workarn has built the Golden Malru (sacred mountain in the middle of the universe) funeral pyre. At the same time the main royal cremation ceremony was taking in Bangkok. The atmosphere in the whole country was one of deep sadness. Read more...

Loi Krathong Festival in Hua Hin

On 12th of November Lord Mayor Jira Pongpaibul, Vice Mayors, members of Hua Hin Assembly, Hua Hin Municipality staff, Hua Hin - Cha Am Tourism Association, hoteliers, school children, students, teachers, Hua Hin residents have participated in the Loi Krathong Festival. At 7.00 p.m. fifteen Krathong parade processions have walked around Hua Hin Municipality and then proceeded to the Queen's Park. On the parade there was angel of the year Nang Nopamas. Read more...

Hua Hin mountain bike race press conference

On Tuesday 11 November 2008 time in the afternoon at Naresdamri Room at Hua Hin Municipality Lord Mayor Jira Pongpaibul has called Mountain bike race press conference. In attendence was Vice Mayors Khun Artikhun Bootying and Khun Suvit Reinroong-rueng, representative of Boonrod Trading Khun Kanit Chokesucharti, Khun Somchai Krajubjerm and President of Provincial Trade Department Khun Panchai Kij-charayotin. Read more...

Hua Hin Village Scouts Club training

On Saturday 08 November 2008 Chief of scouts Khun Chumpol Chaksucharti and the Committee of Hua Hin Village Scouts Club have arranged training and swearing ceremony for scout instructors. Governor Khun Panchai Borwornratana and Chief District Officer Khun Prasit Boonlikit have attended the ceremony. School Director Khun Chamni Sae-tang and Vice Direstor of Hua Hin School Khun Amorn Pat-thong have allowed use Hua Hin School for the ceremony. Read more...

Hua Hin Food Festival 05 - 09 November

On Tuesday 05 November 2008 at 07.00 p.m. at around the Queen’s Park Hua Hin Municipality together with Hoteliers Association and Hua Hin / Cha-Am and Provincial TAT have opened Hua Hin Food Festival. This year event will take place during 5-9 November 2008. Read more...

Loong Tuck talks about current Hua Hin Mayor

Hua Hin is tourism town which is expanding rapidly. Since May 08 there is now new Administrative Team running Hua Hin Municipality lead by Hua Hin Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul and supported by three vice Mayor Artikhun Bootying, Suwit Rein-roong-rueng and Dr. Roongros Srirueng Swasdi. All three Vice Mayors have considerable administrative knowledge and experience. Read more...

Preserve Hua Hin Group helds press conference

On Tuesday 05 November 2008 at 09.00am at Hin Lek Fai mountain, leader of the Preserve Hua Hin Group Khun Krip Rochanasatien has arranged press conference regarding the 5th annual I Love Hua Hin Sustainability Concert. At the press was present Provincial Governor Khun Panchai Borworn Ratanapran. Read more...

Wing 5 arranged friendship party for mass media

On Wednesday 29 October 2008 in the evening. at Dusitar Room at Wing 5 Senior Group Captain Ardnarong Tonsuwanarat, Chief Commander of Wing 5 and Wing 5 officers  have arranged friendly party for the mass media from Prachupkhirikhan Province. To the party were invited members of many local newspaper, television, FM stations, and local radio broadcasting station. Read more...

Prachuapkhirikhan helds press conference on Maha-Rachan

On Wednesday 29 October 2008 in the afternoon in front of Sofitel Centara Hotel Provincial Governor Panchai Bowor-Ratanapran held press conference regarding birthday celebrations for HM the King. At the press conference was present  Vice Governor Khun Pisit Soontreerat, Hua Hin Mayor Jira Pongpaibul, Director of TAT Khun Pinnat Chareonpol, V1ice Managing Director of Care You Ltd Khun Anuchit Manichai and Khun Prasert Salin-Ampai of Petroleum Group. The press conference was organized by Khun Top Pipat.Read more...

Hua Hin Municipality will organise Hua Hin Food Festival

On Wednesday 29 October 2008 in the morning at Naresdamri Room of Hua Hin Municipality Hua Hin Lord Mayor Jira Pongpaibul has called press conference regarding organization of Hua Hin Food Festival. At the press conference were present 3 Vice Mayors, Khun Artikhun Bootying, Khun Suwit Lien-Roong-Rueng, and  Dr. Roongroa  Silueng-Sawasdi,  Director of TAT Khun  Pinnat  Chareonpol, and  Khun Kanisn Cholsucharti representing Boon-Rod Trading and Khun Supot Tanprasert representing  Sombul-Prom company. Read more...

Hua Hin Municipality will build plastic recycling plant

On Tuesday 28 October 2008 in the afternoon at meeting room of the Navy Pirom Hotel Lord Mayor Jira Pongpaibul has arranged press conference on a new recycling plant which recycles plastic back into oil and diesel. To the press conference was invited Air Chief Marshall, Vice  Chief Royal bodyguard Chainsaw Niwarsboot, Chief Cabinet Inspector of Energy Ministry Khun Pirapon  Sakarin, Vice Governor Bongkarn  Limpapan and Mrs Santiwipha Panichkul from Single Point Energy and Environment Co (SPEE). Read more...

Market Villa Hua Hin Festival

On 24th October 2008 a brand new shopping supermarket Villa Market Hua Hin has been open by Hua Hin Mayor Khun Jira Pomgpaibul and Villa Market owner. To celebrate the opening, during 24-26 October 2008 between 10.00 am - 08.00 pm Villa Market Hua Hin Festival will be held. Read more...

Hua Hin Red Cross Fair

On Thursday 23rd October 2008 at 07.00 pm Hua Hin Red Cross together with the Provincial Red Cross and Hua Hin Chief District Officer has organized fair around Naeb-Kehard Road. Among the guest was President of Provincial Red Cross Khun Saeng-Jan Boworn Ratanapran and Provincial Governor Khun Panchai  Boworn Ratanapran. Read more...

Hua Hin Vintage Car Parade 2008 press conference

On Wednesday 22 October 2008 at 03.00 pm, in front of Sofitel Centara Hotel took place Hua Hin Vintage Car Parade 2008 press conference. At the press conference were present Provincial Governor Prachuapkhirikhan Khun Panchai Boworn-Ratanparn, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand Prachuapkhirikhan Khun Pinnart Chareonpol, Vice Hua Hin Mayor Suwit Lienroongrueng, President of Vintage Car Club of Thailand Khun Kwanchai Paphatphong and General Manager of Sofitel Centara Mr.Remko Kroesen. Read more...

Hua Hin Museum project

On Monday 20October 2008  in the morning at Hua Hin Municipality Lord Mayor Jira Pongpaibul together with  three vice mayors; Khun Atikhun Bootying, Khun Suwit  Rienroongrueng and Dr. Roongroch Siluengsawatdi has invited representatives of  34 communities, members of Hua Hin Assembly and advisers for a  meeting regarding Hua Hin Museum project. In attendance was present History and Cultural expert Khun  Kwan-soung   Atipoti .Read more...

Long term tourism strategy seminar

On Friday 17 October 2008 at 09.00 am at Poompandin Hall of Ratchapat Petchaburi University there was a seminar on long term tourism strategy. The speakers at the seminar were Rector Dr. Eksak Bootlab and Vice Rector Rawiwong Srithongroong of Ratchapat University. There were two guest speakers; Dr. Supanni Chayaboot and Dr. Chomyong Tohthong.Read more...

Avalon donates police booth

On Friday 17 October 2008 at 09.30 am, beside the King's school developer of Avalon Mr. Dinkie Man has transferred a new police booth to Hua Hin Police. Chief Commander of Hua Hin Police Pol. Colonel Kasana Jaeng-Sawang and Pol. Lieutenant Colonel Samer U-Samran from Hua Hin Traffic Police has accepted the police booth. Read more...

March with Royal Flag

On Wednesday 15 October 2008 at 09.45am Chief District Officer Khun Siriwuth Hemtas and about one hundred residents have arrived in front of Hua Hin Market Village with the Royal Flag from Pranburi District. The Royal Flag has been passed to Hua Hin Chief District Officer Khun Prasit Boonlikid who has arrived with about one thousand residents from Hua Hin.Read more...

Preparation for march with Royal Flag

On Monday 13 October 2008 in the afternoon at Naresdamri Room at Hua Hin Municipality, Hua Hin Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul has arranged meeting for government official from every division, student’s & teacher’s representatives and community representatives to discuss preparation to the march which will take place on the 15th October 2008. In total about 200 persons have participated in this meeting. Read more...

Blood Donor Project

On Friday 10 October 2008 in the afternoon at Hua Hin Market Village Hua Hin Surf 102.5 FM together with Market Village, Tourist Police, Ford Chareon Prachuap, Bean’s Leaf Café and Starbuck have organized and participated in a blood donation project for Hua Hin Red Cross. Read more...

Juvenile Court organize character building camp

On Monday 06 October 2008 in the morning at the Division 2 of the Infantry Center at Thanarat Military Camp the Chief Judge of the Juvenile and Family Division Mr. Somprasong Phetsuwan has organized character building camp for 51 youngsters with problems aged 15 – 18. Read more...

Hua Hin Impressionist Art Exhibition 04 - 30 October 2008

On Monday 04 October 2008 at Hua Hin Art Centre  Khun Thawi Kesa-ngarm and other artists  have arranged Hua Hin Impressionist Art Exhibition which will take place during 04 - 30 October 2008. For the openning day of the exhibition came many Thai  and foreign Hua Hin residents. Khun Thawi  has invited a member of Parliament  Khun  Chalermchai  Sri-On and Khun Than  O-suwan. Read more...

Governor visits Northerners Club at Hua Hin District

On Thursday 02 October 2008 President of Northerners Club Khun Songsak Yarangsi (originally from Chiang Mai Province, now property developer) has arranged party which took place at the club house in Soi 22. Read more...

Transfer ceremony of the Military Students Commander post

On Monday 29 September 2008 in the morning in front of the Military Students Department took place the transfer ceremony of the Student’s Commander Post. Major General Amnart Somprasong has officially passed his responsibilities to Colonel Aroon Imsombat. Read more...

The Banyan VIP Golf Tournament

On Sunday 28 September 2008 the Banyan Golf Course has organized VIP Golf Tournament to celebrate the soft opening of the golf course. This event was organized in association with Hua Hin Today newspaper. Many VIPs from Prachuapkhirikhan have turned up for the tournament. Read more...

The fishing village Chao-Le festival

During the weekend 27-28 September 2008 Chairman of Fishing Village Club Khun Nanthapol Thaolipoh together with consultant Khun Siriwut Pongpaibul has arranged the annual celebration of Chao-Le. This is Hua Hin fisherman's festival which has a very long tradition and has been passed from generation to generation. Read more...

Farewell Party for Hua Hin Land Office Officers

On Friday 26 September 2008 in the evening at the Hua Hin Land Office staff has arranged a farewell party for two land officers. Chief Land Officer Khun Pakit Sirichareon and the Deputy Chief Land Officer Khun Weera Srithong from the Hua Hin Land Registry Office will retire on 01 October 2008. Read more...

Vintagebikethailand Party 2008

Khun Klaisorn  Savate-Sombul president of the Vintage Bike Thailand Party Society would like to invite you to the annual Vintagebikethailand Party 2008 which will be during 6-7  December 2008. This year meeting point for the bikers will be boat house by the river, Sarika district, Nakorn Nayok  Province. Read more...

Infantry Day

On Wednesday 24 September 2008 in the morning at the Infantry Corps Chief Commander Major General Niwat Minayotin, infantry soldiers, forty one retired generals and invited guest took part in the Infantry Day celebrations. Chief Commander and Under-Secretary of Ministry of Defense have presided over the ceremony. Read more...

Loong Tuck interviews Chief Judges

Recently there has been a conciliatory seminar for village headmen held at the Hardthong Hotel. When the seminar has finished Loong Tuck have had a chance to interview Chief Judge of Provincial Court Khun Supkit Boonpontuk and Chief Judge of Youth & Family Court Khun Somprasong Petchasuwean. Read more...

Hua Hin Assembly Meeting

On Tuesday 17th September 2008 in the morning at Naresdamri Room at Hua Hin Municipality took place Hua Hin Assembly Meeting. President of Hua Hin Assembly Khun Pathom Pukdum has opened meeting for the third quarter of the year. Sixteen item were on the agenda of the meeting. Lord Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul has presented many projects which require budget approval for year 2008. Read more...

Meet new Major General of Infantry

We would like introduce to you Special Colonel  Amnart  Somprasong. Colonel Somprasong is currently Chief Commander of  Infantry Student Centre at Thanarat  Camp. He has been transferred to the Infantry 10 years ago, in 1998.  His position at that time was Support Force Officer. After two years he has been  promoted to Chief Commander of Student Department. On 31 August 2008 HM the King on recommendation of the Army Commander has been promoted to Major General of the Royal Thai Army  Force  effective from 1 October  2008. Read more...

Hua Hin Municipality Team

We want to introduce Hua Hin Municipality Team responsible responsible for efficient management of Hua Hin District. The Lord Mayor of Hua Hin is Khun Jira Pongpaibul. He is supported by Vice Mayors: Artikhun Bootying, Dr.  Roongroch Siluengsawasdi and Suwit Reanroongrueng.  Khun Supaut Narongrit is the Secretary of Hua Hin Municipality Team.  Hua Hin Municipality has number of consultants led by Umnouy Thaiyanon. Khun Phairoch Markmoo  is the leader of the Khun Jira’s party members (fifteen seats) at the Municipality Assembly. Read more...

Conciliatory seminar for local village headmen

On Thursday 11 September 2008 in the morning at Hardthong Hotel, Chief Judge of Provincial Court Khun Supkit Boonpontuk and Chief Judge of Youth & Family Court Khun Somprasong Petchasuwean have arranged a conciliatory seminar for local village headmen meeting. About 80 villages were represented at the seminar. Read more...

Visit to Prachuapkhirikhan Town

Hua Hin 07 September 2008. Prachuapkhirikhan Town is located 91km south of Hua Hin. More and more Thai and foreigner tourist go to visit Prachuapkhirikhan every year as there are many places to relax. We have driven for 20km on the road which runs in parallel to the beach. This road led us to the front of Wing 53 and Ta-mong-lai Mountain. From there you can see Ta-mong-lai Mountain’s port with fishing boats, many island and three gulfs of Prachuapkhirikhan Province. Read more...

Money donation ceremony for a new Hua Hin School building

On Saturday 6th September 2008  in the morning at  the meeting  room of  Hua Hin School , Director Khun Anu Theeranuwat and the school committee  have arranged money donation ceremony to finance  construction of a new building at Hua Hin School. At the ceremony were present many people willing to donate money to the Hua Hin School new building project. Read more...

Six Points Strategy Plan for managing Hua Hin District

Hua Hin 05 September 2008. Khun Jira Pongpaibul has become Hua Hin Mayor after winning election in May 2008. This is the 4th time he has been elected as the Hua Hin Mayor. He has recently outlined his Six Points Strategy Plan for managing Hua Hin District. Read more...

Meeting to select Election Committee of Kui Buri District

On Thursday 04 September 2008 at 2 pm at Provincial Election Office Election Committee  Director Khun Sirichai Wiriyapong has called a meeting to select Election Committee of Kui Buri District. The new Election Committee will oversee the election of local assembly in the Kui Buri District.  Read more...

Hua Hin Market Village supports community

On Wednesday 3 September 2008 Hua Hin Market Village staff lead by Managing Director Khun Yanyong Kanhawathana has paid a visit to Kindergarten School located at Hin Lek Fai area.  As a part of the Support Community project run by Hua Hin Market Village, visitors brought lunch meal for the children, sport and multimedia equipment, and children shoes. Khun Yanyong Kanhawathana on behalf of Hua Hin Market Village has donated money to the school educational fund. Read more...

Hua Hin Artists Group

Hua Hin 02 September 2008. Hua Hin Artists Group has been paiting pictures of Hua Hin District since 2004. That year I have invited other artists to join me and create professional artists group based in Hua Hin. The group was going help us make a living and support our families. Read more...

Developers in Khao Tao Reservoir protection area

Hua Hin 28th August 2008. During past few years Hua Hin has expanded with a breath taking speed. Prices of beach land have sky rocketed and foreign developers have turned their interest to the beautiful Khao Tao Reservoir area which has been designated as King's project.Khao Tao Reservoir is located near the Queen Sirikit’s residence.  Read more...

Khun Tuck Dechapanya celebrates 80th birthday anniversary

On Sunday 24th August 2008 our reporter Khun Tuck Dechapanya has celebrated his 80th birthday anniversary. Members of his large family, friends and VIPs from Hua Hin have gathered at 7pm for the big birthday party. Read more...

Teachers Day at Hua Hin Education Centre

On  Sunday  24  August  2008  in the morning  at  Education Centre of  Ratchapat Phetchaburi University in Hua Hin  Director Khun Sujinda  Onkaew  and leader of students Khun Thongyoy have arranged Teacher Day celebrations for members of the college faculty and university consultants. Read more...

Education Department organize character building camp

On Friday 22 August 2008 in the morning at Provincial Education Department Director of Education Zone 1 Khun Kanueng Yoyprasertsoot has chaired a meeting regarding organization of character building camp for primary school children. Read more...

Hua Hin Municipality makes emergency plans for a possible tropical storm

On Tuesday 19 August 2008 in the afternoon at Hua Hin Municipality Hua Hin Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul, Vice Mayor Suwit Reinroongruen, group secretary Khun Sura-ut Narongrit and Mayor's consultant Khun Thawisak have attended an urgent meeting and have made emergency plans for a possible tropical storm in the Gulf of Thailand. Read more...

Protection of Hua Hin Environment seminar

On Monday 18 August 2008 in the early afternoon at Hin Nam Sai Suoy Hotel, the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment has organized Protection of Environment seminar. The seminar has concentrated on preserving of unique Hua Hin environment and surrounding provinces of Phetchaburi & Prachuapkhirikhan. Read more...

16 - 22 August training seminar for Military Staff

On Friday 16 August 2008 in the morning at Pranburi Infantry Centre Prachuapkhirikhan Province Chief of Military Staff (Royal Army, Navy and Air Force ) General Song Kitit Jackabasrt has attended opening session of the training seminar for Military College class 2008. The seminar was open by Faculty Director. Read more...

Thai Hotel Association will organize Cocktail Competition on 27 August 2008

On Thursday 14 August 2008 in the afternoon at Grand Pacific Hotel, President of Thai Hotel Association Thailand Western Region Khun Wason Kitikhun has opened press conference for Cha Am District and Phetchaburi Province. In attendance were members of press and hotel’s representatives, in total about 50 persons. Read more...

Hua Hin residents pay respect to HM the Queen on her 76th birthday

On Tuesday 12th of August 2008 at 08.30 am government official, royal army, police, students, teachers, Rotarians, Hua Hin residents have gathered around the high tower clock. In total about 3,000 Hua Hin residents have formed a procession and have started to walk on Petchakasem Rd to the King’s palace about 2 km away. Read more...

Abbot Kan donates money to Education Fund

On Monday 11 August 2008 at 09.00am Abbot Kan (Prakru Wisarnsmatiwat) of Racha Yatana Banpot “Ton Kate Temple”. To celebrate his 88th birthday he has donated money to good courses. Like every year his followers and villagers have arranged few days ago a merit fair for the Abbot. Some of the money donated by them Abot Kan donated 33 Education Funds for Hua Hin School, Hua Hin Withaya School and Rak Withaya School. Read more...

Opening ceremony of Villagers Scout Club in Hua Hin

On Saturday 09 August 2008 at 10.00 am Khun Chumpon Choke Sucharti, the leader of Villagers Scout Club has presided over the opening of a new club's building. The total expenditure on the building was 1.5mln and most of the moneys were donated by AbbotPra Pai Roch from Huaymongkol Temple thanks to a successful sale of Ong-jatukarms. Read more...

Municipality organise Hua Hin Beach Cleaning Day

On Thursday 07 August 2008 at 09.00 am at Hua Hin Beach, Hua Hin Lord Mayor, Khun Jira Pongpaibul with two Vice Mayors Khun Atikhun Bootying and Khun Suwit Lienroongrueng have attended Hua Hin Beach Cleaning Day organized by Public Health and Environment Department. Read more...

Rapee Day at Prachuapkhirikhan Provincial Court

On Thursday 07 August 2008 in the morning at the Prachuapkhirikhan Provincial Court was celebrated Rapee Day. In attendance during celebration were Chief Judge Khun Supkit Boonpontuk and Chief Judge of Youth & Family Khun Somprasong Petsuwan and Provincial Court's staff. Read more...

Director General of Thai TV PBS visits Hua Hin

On Sunday 3 August 2008 Khun Kwansruang Atiphoti Director General of Thai TV PBS which belongs to the Government came to Hua Hin on invitation of Hua Hin Vice Mayor Khun Suwit Rienroongrueng. Both were in the same classroom at Suankularb School. Together with other invited guests they met at the Sundance Hotel. On Monday 4 August 2008 Khun Kwansruang Atiphoti was invited by Hua Hin Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibool to a meeting with representatives from 35 communities and school teachers. In total about 50 persons have participated in the meeting. Read more...

Closing ceremony of Hua Hin Regatta 2008

On Sunday 3 August 2008 HM the King has assigned the Privy Councilor Royal Prince Asani Pramoth to present prizes to winners of Hua Hin Regatta 2008. The closing ceremony took place at Sofitel Centara Resort. Among invited guests were Governor Parnchai Borwarnrathapran, Vice Governor Bongkarkn Lipapan, Pol. General Wirat Watcharakajorn, Chief District Officer Prasit Boonlikit, Hua Hin Mayor Khun Jira Pongpaibul, members of Hua Hin Assembly, Government Officers from the Province and Navy Officers. Read more...

Hua Hin Market Village wins Health and Safety prize

Hua Hin Market Village has won Health and Safety prize for 2008 in the Thailand Trade Centre category. This prize has been awarded by Occupation Health and Environment Department. This is 9th time Hua Hin Market Village wins this prize. Read more...

Hua Hin Regatta 2008

On Thursday 31 July 2008 at 07.00 pm. Admiral Wichai Uwanangkul Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Navy has presided over opening of Hua Hin Regatta 2008 at Navy Pirom Hall. Vice Admiral Apiwathana Sriwathana Secretary of Sailing Association spoke about the history of Hua Hin Regatta. Read more...

Opening of new Hua Hin Electricity Department building

On Wednesday 30 July 2008 at 09.30am Managing Director of the Hua Hin Electricity Department and his staff has arranged opening ceremony of the Hua Hin Electricity Department building. In attendance were: Provincial Governor Khun Panchai Bawonrattanapran, Hua Hin Khun Jire Pongpaibull, Chief District Officer Khun Prasit Boonlikit, Chief Police Officer Pol.Col Kasana Jaemswang and representatives of local hotels and business. Read more...

Staff of Chai-ya Provincial Court visits Prachuabkhirikhan Court

On Monday 28 July 2008 Chai-ya Provincial Court sent a group of ten management staff led by Miss Prapapan Karnjanasapak for a working visit to the Prachuabkhirikhan Court. The visitors from Chai-ya were welcomed by Chief Judge Khun Supkit Boonlontook who has shown them around the Prachuabkhirikhan Court.Read more...

Opening of New Election Office and Library for Prachuabkhirikhan

On Friday 25 July 2008 at 10.00am Director of Election Committee Khun Warothai Naewbantad and his staff has arranged opening ceremony of the new Election Office and Library for Prachuabkhirikhan Province. Khun Sumate Ubpanisakorn member of Election Committee Bangkok Office has presided over the openning ceremony.Read more...

Hua Hin property fraud case

On Tuesday 22 July 2008 Mrs Pauline Bratcher came to see Loong Tuck at the office. She has read in the Hua Hin Hotline newspaper that anyone with property fraud case can contact Loong Tuck anytime. At the meeting was present Mr. Ian MacKinnon, South-east Asia Correspondent of the UK Guardian newspaper.Read more...

Teacher's Day at Education Center of Ratchapat Petchaburi University

On Sunday 20 July 2008 at 09.30 am at the Education Center of Ratchapat Petchaburi University Director Arkom Srithongloong and staff have organized Teacher's Day. The ceremony of students paying respect to their teachers was presided by Dr. Aeksak Bootlab and Vice Professor Rawiwong Srithongloog. In attendance were also present ten consultants from the Education Center.Read more...

Seminar for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

On Monday 14July 2008an Association of Radiologic Technologists and Technicians of Ramathibodi Hospital has organized a seminar regarding x ray technology. The seminar at the Hua Hin Grand hotel was presided over by Mr. Phantip Songchareon. Vice Professor Dr.md Sirithra Singhara na Ayudtaya, Chief of Radiology Department at Ramathibordi Hospital has attended the seminar.  Read more...

Recycling of aluminium project to make the Peg Legs

On Saturday 12 July 2008 at the Market Village Hua Hin District, Prachuapkhirikhan Province, the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment has announced recycling of aluminium project to make the Peg Legs. The project is lead together by Khun Supathana Wangwong-Wathana, a director-general of Natural Resource and Environment and Khun Wiwathana Nitikarn Secretary of Minister of Natural Resource & Environment. Read more...

Royal Thai Navy invites to Hua Hin Regata 2008

09 July 2008, Royal Thai Navy and Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, YRAT have made a statement on Hua Hin Regatta 2008 at Colonial Room, Sofitel Centara Grand Resort and Villa, Hua Hin. In attendance at the meeting were Vice Admiral Aphiwat  Sriwanthana, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Royal Thai Navy / Secretary of YRAT, Captain Sutheephong  Kaeothab, the Executive PR. of YRAT, Mr. Chalee  Jaruwat, Foreign Relationship Administrative Vice President, Mr. Remco Crosen, the GM. of Sofitel Hotel, and Mr. Danial Schwalb, the representative of Siam Winery Co.Ltd. Read more...

Asanha Bucha Day

On 08 July 2008 it was Asanha Bucha Day. The Buddhist Lent starts on the first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month. Asanha Bucha also anticipates Kao Pansa, the three-month period of Buddhist penitence and fasting. Read more...

Interview with Withat Borirak, the Deputy Superintendent

I have had an opportunity to interview Pol.Lt.Col. Withat  Borirak, the Deputy Superintendent of Hua Hin Police Station who is responsible for Traffic Section. We have spoken about problem with a lot of cars for rent belonging to local entrepreneurs being parked on both sides of roads and as a result of their actions there are not enough parking spaces for tourists.  Read more...

Siam Commercial Bank presents reflective safety vests to police

July 4, 2008 at 09.00 hrs. Mr. Weeraphol Ritthiyong, the Manager of Siam Commercial Bank of Hua Hin, Dechanuchit, Chatchai Market and Market Village branches has presented 30 reflective safety vests to police officers. The safety jackets were received by Pol.Col. Kasana  Jaemsawang, the Hua Hin Superintendent, and Pol. Lt. Col. Samer  Yusamran, the Traffic Inspector and other police officers participating in the ceremony.  Read more...

Royal Flood Prevention Project in Hua Hin

Monday 30 June, 2008. 10:00 hrs. Mr. Panchai Bawonrattanapran, the Prachuap Khirikhan Provincial Governor, presided over Royal Flood Prevention Project meeting in Hua Hin, arranged by the Hua Hin Municipality next to a large Bodhi tree in Nongkae which is the vicinity of waterway.  Read more...

Thavaraj Mahasombhat Gems

Yesterday I went to see Mr. Niyom Saengbanyang, 57, who has told me a story of Thevaraj Precious Stones. One day he had a dream in which he has been asked to go to a village at the foothill in the northeastern region of Thailand to discover sacred gems stones called Thavaraj Mahasombhat Gems in a cave. The next morning Mr. Niyom has rushed to the scene of his dream.  Read more...

The Great Artists of Hua Hin

After graduation from a university, in the Faculty of Arts, Khun Tawee Kesa-Ngarm has chosen settle down in Hua Hin. He has used Baan Silapin as the arts center for several years, now know as Baan Silapin Hua Hin Sinlapa Wanasathan. Read more...

Hua Hin Mayor gives traffic signs to Hua Hin Police

Mr. Jira  Phongphaiboon, the Hua Hin Mayor and the deputy Mayors were present during the ceremony of handing over 30 traffic signs and 26 barriers (THB. 99,580) to the Hua Hin Police Station represented by Pol.Col. Kasana  Jaemsawang, the Hua Hin Superintendent and Pol. Lt. Col. Samer  Yusaran, Trafic Police Inspector. The handing over ceremony took place in front of Hua Hin Minucipality, on Wednesday 25th June 2008.  Read more...

Kaeng-Hin-Perng waterfall

Last Sunday, Khun  Aticha Rossuwand, a Director of  TAT  of Nakorn Nayok, has invited me to make a trip to see the Kaeng-Hin-Perng waterfall. Kaeng-Hin-Perng originates from the waterway of Kao Yai National Park ( Kao-Yai is a big mountain) close to Saparn-Hin village of  Na-Dee  District,  Prajeenburi  Province. Read more...

Hua Hin Jazz City

On Friday 20 June 2008 at 6 pm the Prachaupkhirikhan Province has organized jazz performance on Damnern Kasem Road. This two days event 20-21 June was open by Khun Bupha Rob-rue, consultant to TAT Minister.  Read more...

Royal Thai Army held “Crisis encounter military exercise” at Infantry Center

June 19, 2008, at 09.30, Infantry Center of Thanarat Military Camp, Maj.Gen. Niwat  Meenayothin, the Commander of Infantry has welcomed Gen. Weerawit  Phusamran, the Deputy Thai Army Commander and Gen. Montri  Sangkawat, Deputy Supreme Commander, Royal Thai Air Force.  Read more...

Jazz in Town

On Sunday 15 June 2008 at Phokingphat Public Park, Prachuap Khirikhan Provincial Governor Mr. Panchai  Bawonratapran has presided over the opening ceremony of Jazz in Town. This event was an extention of the Hua Hin Jazz Festival on the Beach which took place during 13 - 14 June 2008. Read more...

Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2008

On Friday 13 June 2008 at 6 pm Mr Chousak Sirinil Minister Attached to the Prime Minister's Office, has opened Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2008. The Governor of Prachuap Khirikhan Mr. Parnchai Borwornratanapran has reminded the history of the Jazz Festival and said that he was very pleased with this year organization of the festival thanks to True Music, this year sponsors of the Hua Hin Jazz Festival. Read more...

Hua Hin Police arrests two gunmen

On Friday 13 of June 2008, at Hua Hin Police Station’s meeting room, Pol.Col. Kasana Jaemsawang, Hua Hin Police Station Superintendent together with other Hua Hin Police officers has made a statement regarding the arrest of two gunmen who shot Mr. Sarote Siluaengsawat also known as “Sia To”, the owner of Sport Villa Hotel.  Read more...

Hua Hin Mayor holds meeting with the new administration team

Thursday 12 of June 2008, at 14:00, Hua Hin Mayor Mr. Jira Phongphaiboon held his first neeting with the Hua Hin Municipality administration team. The Chairman of the new administration Mr. Pathom Phukdam has announced agenda for the meeting.  Read more...

Ten thousands Hua Hin residents welcome Their Majesties King & Queen

Mr. Panchai Bawonrattana, the Prachuap Khirikhan Provincial Governor, has announced that their Majesties the King & Queen will come to Hua Hin on June 11, 2008. The Provincial Office has requested that Mr. Prasit Boonlikit, the Hua Hin District Chief Officer, and Mr. Jira Phongphaiboon, the Hua Hin Mayor, should go ahead and organize the welcoming ceremony for Their Majesties.  Read more...

102nd Anniversary of Thanarat Infantry Center

June 10, 2008, at 10:00, Thanarat Infantry Center, Pranburi District, Prachuap Khirikhan Province, Maj.Gen. Niwat Meenayothin, the Commander of Infantry Center together with other senior officers has attended the ceremony for the 102nd Anniversary of Thanarat Infantry Center during Jun. 9 – 10, 2008.   Read more...

Hua Hin Municipality new administration holds inauguration meeting

The election for Hua Hin Mayor and Municipal Council Members took place on May 11, 2008.  The General Election Commission (EC) from Bangkok has already certified the electoral result and announced that Mr. Jira  Phongphaiboon is the Hua Hin Mayor. The inauguration meeting of Hua Hin Municipality new administration on 04 June 2008.  Read more...

Interview with The Provincial Chief State Attorney of the Attorney General Office

I would like to introduce The Provincial Chief State Attorney of the Attorney General Office, Mr. Somchet Srisupphatphong. Previously he has worked as the Assistant District Chief Officer of Bangsaphannoi District, Assistant State Attorney, State Attorney (Crime Section), Deputy Provincial State Attorney of Chainat Province, Provincial Chief State Attorney of the Attorney General Office, Samut Songkram Provincial State Attorney Office and now he is the Senior State Attorney at Prachuap Khirikhan Provincial State Attorney Office.  Read more...

Interview with The Vice Provincial Governor of Prachuap Khirikhan Province

I would like introduce Mr. Phisit Sunthreewat, the youngest Vice Governor, 35, who used to work as the Chief of Ratchaburi Governor’s Office from 2005-2006. Now he is the Vice Provincial Governor of Prachuap Khirikhan Province.  Read more...

Interview with the new Hua Hin Mayor Mr. Jira Phongphaiboon

The mayor and municipal council members election on May 11, 2008 has been concluded and the “Hopeful Hua Hin Group” or known as “Hua Hin Mai Sin Wang” lead by Mr. Jira Phongphaiboon, the Group Leader has won 15 municipal council members seats (from total 18 members seats available) and the election results have been certified by General Election Commission (EC).  Read more...

New World-Class Golf Courses in Hua Hin

Hua Hin is nowadays one of the top destinations in Thailand for tourists from many countries.  Many of the visitors are comming to Hua Hin play golf on the seven existing 18 holes professional golf courses in and around Hua Hin: Royal Hua Hin Palm Hills, Springfield, Milford, The Majestic Creek, Imperial Lake View, and Black Mountain. Eight golf course (Banyan) will be open shortly.   Read more...

Retail Business Study Center of Prachuap Khirikhan

Hua Hin Market Village has welcomed a group of teachers and students from Marketing Department of Prachuap Khirikhan Technical College lead by Mr.Somporn Eiadchuai, the Head of Marketing Dpt. for educational observation to the auditorium, 3rd Floor, Hua Hin Market Village Shopping Center.  Read more...

The Province held meeting to welcome Their Majesties King & Queen

Monday 26 May, 2008, 10.00 hrs., at Naresdamri Auditorium, Hua Hin Municipal Office, Prachuapkhirikhan Province, Mr. Panchai  Bawonrattanapran, the new Governor, with Mr. Bonkarn  Limpaphan, the Vice Governor, Mr. Phayung  Yooklin, the Head of Prachuap Khirikhan Provincial Office, Mr. Prasit  Boonlikit, the Hua Hin District Chief Office have organized a meeting regarding preparations to welcome Their Majesties King & Queen.  Read more...

The Rajabhat University Students attended the seminar “Sustainable Democracy”

Sunday 25 May, 2008, 09.00, at Hua Hin Grand Hotel and Plaza, Mr. Lamom Panyathorakhul, the secretary of the Mayor of Raikao Sub district, Samroi District, Prachuapkhirikhan Province, has organized a seminar for Rajabhat University Students titled “Sustainable Democracy”. Read more...

Khundarn Prakarnchon Mini-Half Marathon

Nakhoin Nayok Province in cooperation with government, private sectors and Tourism and Sport Ministry will hold The 3rd Khundarn Prakarnchon Mini-Half Marathon on Sunday 1 June 2008 at Khundarn Prakarn Chon Dam, Muang District Nakhon Nayok Province. The winners of the Khundarn Prakarnchon Mini-Half Marathon will receive Queen’s Cup, Princess’s Cup and other Honorary Cups. Read more...

Seminar of Prachuapkhirikhan Provincial Cultural Council

Wednesday 22 May, 2008, 09.00, Prachuap Khirikhan Provincial Cultural Council held a seminar at Yothin Auditorium, Hadthong Hotel. The seminar was organized by Mr. Chucheep Suk-Anan, the President of Prachuap Khirikhan Cultural Council. Mr. Phisit  Sunthreerat, Prachup Khirikhan Vice Governor has presided over the seminar. Read more...

Art Exhibition at Baan Silapin May 17 – June 17

May 17, 2008, Mr. Krip Rojanasathian, the President of Hua Hin Conservation Group has opened art exhibition at the Baan Silapin gallery. During the opening day the art exhibition was visited by many Thai and foreign guests. The art exhibition will remain open from 10.00 – 17.00, May 17 – June 17, 2008.Read more...

Honda Summer Festival @ Hua Hin

Saturday of May 17, 2008, 10.00 am – 02.00 am., Honda has just held “Honda Summer Festival @ Hua Hin” organized by Mr. Phithak Phrukthisarikhon, Managing Director at Honda Automobile Thailand Co., Ltd., Mr. Winit Lertrattanachai, the Managing Director has introduced the New Honda Jazz and kick off the first ever musical festival with the theme of Bossanove, Reggae, Ska, and Dance in Thailand. More than 100 both Thai and leading foreign DJs and musical guests, along with more 20 bands from all over the world were present.  Read more...

Sermon at Hua Hin School

On Saturday 17th May 2008, Khun Rungthip Panyamang, the President of students at Phetchaburi Rajabhat University, General Management Center, Hua Hin, has organised a sermon on 'Dhamma with the Thai families at the present time' preached by Phra Maha Somporng and Phra Khru Winai Monks from Soi Thong Temple, Bangkok. About 1000 Hua Hin residents have lissened to the sermon at Hua Hin School. Read more...

Election results for Hua Hin Mayor

The election took place on May 11 2008, from 08.00 – 15.00. Mrs. Srisuda Ratri, the Municipal Clerk and acting Mayor, was assigned by the Provincial Election Commission (PEC) to monitor election in 3 zones with 7 villages; Khao Tao, Takiab, Nongkae, Khao Phitak, Samorprong, Bor Fai, Hua Hin Villages. In total there were 50 election polling stations, 35,000 residents were entitled to vote (50.15% of Hua Hin District population).   Read more...

Hua Hin Tourist Police Inspector Pol.Maj. Jaturapat Bhiromkaew

Tourist Police in Thailand have duties and authority to assist visitors (both Thais and foreigners) when they need help, prevent crime against tourists and ensure that the visitors will receive fair treatment. Tourist Police assist also the local police to enforce criminal law, suppress and investigate crime. Tourist Police collaborate with other police units based on specific assignments. In addition Tourist Police works closely with other related agencies to promote tourism in Hua Hin and Thailand. Read more...

Hua Hin Police ensures public safety during election for Hua Hin Mayor

In the evening of Wednesday, May 8 2008 at 18.30 police officers from Hua Hin Police Station, soldiers from Infantry Division 16 and police with dogs from Hua Hin Police Station have gathered to start an operation to ensure public safety during election for Hua Hin Mayor.  Hua Hin District Chief Officer Mr. Prasong  Boonlikit has overseen launching of this operation.  Read more...

Hua Hin Police makes arrests in connection with possession of weapons & explosives

On May 7th 2008 at 12.30 at Hua Hin Police Station Hua Hin Superintendent Pol.Col. Kasana  Chaemsawang and Deputy Superintendent Pol.Lt.Col. Somsak  Nuaeng-Aon have made a statement to local press that Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 7 Pol.Lt.Gen. Waraphong  Chawapreecha has ordered  Deputy Commissioner (suppression) Pol.Maj.Gen. Sophol  Phisutwong, Commander of Prachuapkhirikhan Provincial Police Pol.Maj.Gen. Wirat  Watcharakhachon, Hua Hin Superintendent Pol.Col. Kasana  Chaemsawang, Deputy superintendent (suppression) Pol.Lt.Col. Withat  Borirak, Deputy Superintendent (investigation) Pol.Lt.Col. Somsak  Nuaeng-Aon, Inspector Pol.Lt.Col. Nadet  Tanti-Apha, Inspector Pol.Maj. Somkid  Sathongsab and other Hua Hin Police Officers to take part operation to arrest criminals possessing weapons & explosives. Read more...

The 44th Prachinburi Agricultural Fair

Prachinburi is regarded as one of the most fertile provinces and its population earn their living from agriculture selling vegetables, flowers, durian, mangosteen, santol, rambutan, bamboo shoot, and other quality and reasonable priced local products.  It makes Prachinburi Province one of agricultural tourist attraction where tourists can admire orchards, plantations, flower and herb gardens. Read more...

Chonburi - Pattaya Golf Festival 2008

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Central Region Office 3 (Choburi Province) in cooperation with Pattaya and Chonburi Province and Eastern Golf Club to host “Chonburi - Pattaya Golf Festival 2008” during 3 May -11 October 2008 at 12 eastern golf courses.  The final golf championship will take place at Siam Country Pattaya Plantation Golf Course, which often is used in International Golf Competition.   Read more...

Property case investigation

On the morning of 2nd May 2008, at 0900, Superintendent of Hua Hin Police Pol. Col. Kasana Jaemsawang has summoned Mr. John and Mrs. Paula to Hua Hin Police Station. Mr. John and Mrs. Paula have made a complaint regarding Hua Hin's property developer Mr A. M. during a meeting held at the Hua Hin Red Cross Auditorium on March 25, 2008 with Hua Hin Chief District Officer Mr. Prasit Boonlikid. Read more...

Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2008 Press Conference

On Monday 28 April 2008 at 14.00 Provincial Governor Mr. Prasong Phithunkijja, has organized Press Conference at Hilton Hotel regarding Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2008. In attendance were: Vice Governor Mr. Phisit Sunthrirat, Director of TAT central office region 2 Mr. Wiboon Nimitwanich, Hua Hin Police Station Deputy Superintendent, traffic section Pol. Lt. Col. Withat Borirak, Hua Hin District Chief Officer Mr. Prasit Boonlikit and local press. Read more...

The 54th  Anniversary of Naresuan Police Camp

On Sunday 27 April 2008 at 09.00, Border Patrol Police Bureau, Airborne Division with Pol.Maj.Gen. Kosin  Boonsarng, the Commander of Naresuan Camp, Police Officers from all regions took part in the 54th anniversary ceremony of Naresuan Camp at Ruampol Phanya Field, Airborne Division 2, Border Patrol Police Bureau, Hua Hin, Prachuapkhirikhan. Read more...

Ford opens new Car Service Center in Hua Hin

On Saturday 26 April 2008 at 6 pm. Managing Director of Ford Motor Company Thailand Khun  Worawoj Pranthenachai has invited car owners and and journalist to the opening ceremony of the new Ford Car Service Center and Meguiars Car Care Products Center in Hua Hin.  Read more...

Hua Hin Market Village Phase II Expansion Project

General Manager of Hua Hin Market Village Mr. Yanyong Kanhawatthana has announced that the Hua Hin Market Village is going start Phase II Expansion Project of 5,000 sq.m. in the third quarter of 2008 and will double budget of 20 million Baht on public relation to advertise activities at Hua Hin Market Village and to attract new traders and customers.  Read more...

Paradise deals

Hua Hin was a well kept secret from foreign tourists and residents until a few years ago. This has changed after tsunami when vitors to Thailand have switched their attention to other tourist destination like Hua Hin. As a result, property boom has followed and new development project have started appear everywhere. Read more...

Meeting with Prachuapkhirikhan Provincial Chief State Attorney

On Wednesday 23 April 2008 I have had an opportunity to meet Mr. Chatchai Jaidee, the Provincial Chief State Attorney, who has just moved to take his position a few day ago. I have spoken to him (around half an hour) about the property and land buying scams which are a common in Hua Hin. Many of the foreign property buyers do not know the Thai law and naively sign dubious property purchase contracts. Read more...

The 2nd Term of Prachuapkhirikhan Mayor

On Wednesday 23 April 2008 I have had met Mr.Sutthichai Khet-Raksa the 50 years old Prachuapkhirikhan Mayor who has won his 2nd term in the office during recent election. He has run a transparent campaing. Read more...

Hua Hin Planning Law meeting

On Monday 21 April 2008 at 13.30 hrs. at Hua Hin Municipal Office’s auditorium, Prachuapkhirikhan Provincial Governor Mr. Prasong  Phithunkijja has presided over the meeting regarding Hua Hin Planning Law. Vice Governor Mr. Bongkarn  Limpaphan, Provincial Public Work Officer  Mr. Phichet  Panaphan, Municipal Clerk Ms. Srisuda  Ratri,  Hua Hin District Chief Officer Mr. Prasit  Boonlikit on behalf of Acting Hua Hin Mayor, members of committees from government sectors and communities representatives. Read more...

The Election Commission held a meeting with candidates for Hua Hin Mayor

On 18 April 2008 at 10.00 the Election Commission has organized meeting with the candidates for the Mayor seat at Naresdamri Auditorium of Hua Hin Municipal Office. Attending to the meeting were two parties; Mr. Jira  Phongphaiboon, the former Mayor on behalf of the leader of the “Hopeful Hua Hin Group” and Mr. Siraphan  Kamolpramote, the current Mayor on behalf of “New Power Hua Hin Group”.  Read more...

Conciliatory case of Hua Hin building contractor and property developer

On 18 April 2008 at Prachuap Khirikhan Provincial Court’s conciliation room, Chief Conciliator Gp.Capt. Amnuay Noreewong and Mr. Tuck Dechapanya member the conciliation committee have attended the conciliating meeting of the plaintiff Mr. S. L. who is a building contractor and the defendant Mr. H.H who is property developer. The plaintiff came with a lawyer and the defendant has sent three lawyers but was absent himself. Read more...

Annual procession of Gods and Goddeses in Hua Hin

On 16 April 2008 Advisory President Mr. Siriwut Phongphaiboon and Club President Mr. Nanthaphol Taolipo of the Naresdamri Beach Club Committee together with 10 of committees have organized the traditional, annual procession of God Somboon, Hua Hin Goddess and Tabtim Goddess as well as other deities on Naresdamri Road, near Hilton Hotel. Read more...

Invitation to Paet Rio Festival 1 -3 May 2008

President of Chachoengsao Provincial Food Entrepreneurs Club Mrs. Boonmee  Srisuk has announced that The Chacheongsao Province together with Chachoengsao Provincial Administration Organization (PAO) and Chachoengsao Provincial Food Entrepreneurs Club will hold Delicious Food and Good Products of Paet Rio Festival, 1 -3 May 2008 at Chachoengsao City Hall.  Read more...

Hua Hin Songkran Festival

The Songkran Festival in Hua Hin took place on 13 April 2008.  There was a big crowd of villagers on Naresdamri Road participating in the Hua Hin Songkran Festival. They were lead by the President adwisor of the Fishing Village Club Mr. Siriwut  Phongphaiboon and President of Committee of the Club Mr. Nanthaphol  Thaolipo. Both have presided over Hua Hin Songkran Festival. Read more...

Merit ceremony for monks

On 11 April 2008 early in the morning Municipal Clerk from Hua Hin Municipality Office Ms. Srisuda  Ratriby acting on behalf of Hua Hin Mayor has arranged alms offering ceremony for monks at the Clock Tower opposite of Ampharam Temple (Hua Hin Temple).  Read more...

Marking 100 days since H.R.H Galyani Vadhana has passed away

In the evening on 10th of April 2008 at 17.00 Hua Hin District Chief Officer Mr. Prasit  Boonlikit has presided over merit making ceremony to mark 100 days since H.R.H Galyani Vadhana has passed away.  To the ceremony were invited monks (for chanting), officials from all government sectors, police officers, scouts and other businessmen.  Read more...

Hua Hin Hotline Newspaper holds meeting

In the evening on 10 April 2008, Hua Hin Hotline Newspaper owner Mr. Tuck  Dechapanya together with Mr. Walhan Pope and other staff have organized a meeting to discuss problems foreign buyers face when buying property in Hua Hin from foreign developers. To the meeting was invited Provincial Governor Mr. Prasong  Phithunkijja, Vice Governor Mr. Bongkarn Limpaphan, Hua Hin District Chief Officer Mr. Prasit  Boonlikit, Hua Hin Branch Land Official Mr. Pakit  Siricharoen, Deputy Commander of Provincial Police Pol. Maj. Wirat  Watcharakhachon, Hua Hin Police Station Superintendent Pol.Col. Kasana Chaemsawang, Deputy Superintendent and Chief of Tourist Police Pol. Lt. Col. Withat  Borirak.   Read more...

OTOP products on sale at Market Village during 29.03 - 07.04

During 29 March - 07 April 2008 OTOP products will be sold at Hua Hin Market Village. The OTOP stand was opened by Vice Governor of Prachuapkhirikhan Province Khun Pisit Soontreerat. On sale are wood furniture, rattan chairs and tables, sofas, fruits, flowers, cakes, cosmetics, bags and many more products.  Read more...

Hua Hin Sports Day for 35 Communities

On Saturday 29th March 2008 Hua Hin Municipal Office has organized Sport Day for 35 communities. The sport parade has started at 07.30am at Pone King Phet Public Park and went via Phetchkasem Road, Chomsin Road, and Nongplub Road to Hua Hin School. In the joyful parade, there were cheering teams dressed colourfuly. The sports parade was almost 2,000 meters long. So far this was the longest sports parade in Hua Hin.  Read more...

Hua Hin foreign property buyers meet Hua Hin Chief District Officer

On Tuesday 25 March 2008 at 10.30 pm Mr. John Borke and another six foreign property buyers have met Hua Hin Chief District Officer to complain about property developer Mr. M. who runs five property projects. Hua Hin Chief District Officer Khun Prasit Boonlikit has welcomed all the foreign property buyers. For this meeting Chief District Officer has invited police officers from Hua Hin Police station and from Hua Hin Tourist Police. Read more...

Hua Hin Thai Culture Association organize merit for monks ceremony

On Saturday 22 March 2008 at 06.30 am President of Hua Hin Thai Culture Association Khun Tuck Dechapanya has organized merit ceremony for monks at Hua Hin Municipality School. In the ceremony for 329 monks took also part Kalayanimit Club, Hua Hin district officials and many thousands of Hua Hin residents. Read more...

Prachuapkhirikhan Provincial Court organize Seminar for Conciliatory Committees Region 7

On Saturday 22 March 2008 at Wannara Hotel’s Conference Room there was a seminar for  Conciliatory Committees Region 7 organized by Prachuapkhirikhan Provincial Court. In total 80 members Conciliatory Committees from 8 provinces of region 7 took part in the seminar. They came from Prachuapkhirikhan, Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Kanchanaburi, Samut Songkram and Samut Sakhon Provinces. Also in attendance were expert Lay-Judges. Read more...

Tourist Police organize Tourists Rescue Program Seminar

On March 18-19 2008 Tourist Police from Station 7, Sub Division 2 have organized a Seminar titled Tourist Rescue Program. The aim of the seminar is to prepare the Tourist Police for a tourist’s life threatening situation in Hua Hin and Cha-am District.  Read more...

Farewell party for 8 Judges of Prachuapkhirikhan Province

On Wednesday 19 March 2008 at the court hall Judge Khun Manoo Tharapipitchai and President of Conciliatory Committee of Provincial Court Amnouy Noriwong have arranged a Farewell Party for 8 Judges. Some of the Judges have received transfer request and two chief judges have been promoted to another post. Read more...

Election Committee meeting at Hua Hin Municipality

On Wednesday  19  March  2008 the Permanent Secretary of Municipality Miss Srisuda  Ratri has arranged meeting at Hua Hin Municipality to elect a president of election committee. Four members of the election committees  were elected by provincial selection panel. Election Committee will supervise the forthcomming election for Hua Hin Mayor and for members of Hua Hin Assembly as their term will finish in May. Read more...

Visit to sacred place in Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi

I have organized trip to visit a sacred place in Sai Yok. I am Abbot Temple Warden ( Pra-Moo-nee-Buddha-Dham) of this sacred place. Our group has 9 persons and we have left Hua Hin at 9am. It took 4 hours to get to there. We are joined by another group from Bangkok. I have visited this sacred place many times before and today we went present robes to Buddhist monks and almost one hundred thousand baht. Read more...

Trip to Bang Klar District, Chachoengsao

Director of TAT Part 8 Khun Benjawan  Sunet-worakul has invited  me for a  trip to go the see Bang Klar District during the mango season. I have also met  Chief District Officer of Bang Klar District Khun Choosak Treesarn. He said that he would like me to invite Hua Hin Thai and foreign residents to make a trip to Bang Klar District for Mango Festival. Read more...

5th Preserve Hua Hin Run

On Tuesday 11March 2008  at 9am at Hin Lek Fai Mount  Governor of Prachuapkhirikhan Khun Prasong  Pitulkisja, Hua Hin Mayor Khun Sirapan  Kamolpramoth, President of Pitak Hua Hin Club Khun Krip Rojanastien and Director of Amazing Field Company Khun Songkram Kraison have announced at press conference that the 5th Preserve Hua Hin Run will take place on the 06th of April 2008. Read more...

Provincial Conciliatory Committee meeting

On Wednesday 11 March 2008 Chief Judge of the Provincial Court Khun Pralom Kashane has arranged a meeting of the Conciliatory Committee members in order to review the committee responsibilities. Currently there is a backlog of civil cases being heard by the court. Many of cases can be heard by the committee. Read more...

Hua Hin Police arrests motorbike gang

On Monday 10 March 2008 Chief Commander Pol Major General Wirat Watchakajorn together with police officers has announced at the Hua Hin police station that a motorbike gang has been arrested. Police have investigated this gang for some time. They have raided house number 5 & 6 at Tab-Tai Village located in Hua Hin District. Read more...

Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej cooks at Chathai Market

On Saturday 08 March2008 at 15.00 Prime Minister of Thailand Khun Samak Sundaravej and his followers (also called Yokkayoong Team) have arrived early in the morning to Chatchai Market in Hua Hin. They were filming the morning cooking program for TV channel 5. Police Col Kasana Jaem-sawang together with local police officers have provided protection for the Prime Minister. Read more...

Bankruptcy Court seminar at Hua Hin District

On Saturday 8 March 2008 Chief Judge of Provincial Court Khun Pralom Kashane and Chief Judge of Youth & Family Court Khun Ongard Gnarmesri have organized a seminar on Bankruptcy Courts. The aim of the seminar to provide training for staff working in courts how to handle bankruptcy case for private persons and companies. Read more...

Visit to Wat Maha Chedi in Bangsaphan District

On the 07 March 2008 we have made a trip from Hua Hin District to Ban Krut Village ( บ้านกรูด ) in Bangsaphan District about 200kms south from Hua Hin. We went up to Thong-Chai mountain, on which Wat Maha Chedi (Thabg-Sai Temple) is located. Abbot of the temple Tan Atikarn Maitree Thitipanyo said that this temple has been established in 1984, and Pra-Buddha Kitisirichai has been started on 09 January 1990. On 06 June 1996 Buddha's bone has been enshrined in the temple. Read more...

Hua Hin Education Center

In the past, after finishing primary school children would need to go to Bangkok in order to receive further education. Nowadays Hua Hin has become an education center. There are currently many secondary schools and universities located in and around Hua Hin.Read more...

Hua Hin through time

One hundred years ago Hua Hin was a small fishing village located next to a white sand beach. Next to the beach there was a forest of a tall palm trees .Following the international trend for recuperative spa resorts in1920's, Hua Hin became a popular retreat for Thai Royal Family, Bangkok's high society, and affluent foreigners.  Read more...

Rotary Club Hua Hin donates cooler with filters to Takiab School

On Friday 29 February 2008 at 02.00 pm President of Rotary Club Hua Hin Khun Suraut Narongritand members of the club came to the Tessaban Takiab School and have donated a water cooler and water filters. At the Takiab School there are more than three hundred children. Read more...

AIS donates water tanks to Hua Hin Huaymongkol Temple

On Thursday 28 February 2008, on behalf of AIS Company, Engineering Director Khun Pichet Tonwathana and Marketing Manager Khun Wachira Rojterawanitch have donated water tanks to Huaymongkol Temple in Hua Hin. At the donation ceremony was present on behalf Hua Hin Municipality Senior Khun Rathapol Nikrothanont, who is a director of donation. 
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Final preparation meeting for the 10th Thailand International Kite Festival

On Tuesday 26 February 2008 Director of TAT Central, Region 2 Khun Wibull Nimitvanitch has arranged the final meeting at Long Beach Hotel in Cha Am in order to finalize preparation for the 10th Thailand International Kite Festival to be held in Hua Hin - Cha Am area. Read more...

Peter W. Jansen from Bangkok German Press Agency (dpa) meets Tuck Dechapanya

On 25 February 2008 Mr. Peter  W. Jansen from Bangkok Section of the German Press Agency (dpa) has met Mr. Tuck  Dechapanya. Khun Tuck is the President of Hua Hin District Cultural Council, the Chairman of the Administrative Committee for Foreigners Complaints Center in Hua Hin and acts as the compromiser at the Provincial Court Prachuapkhirikhan. Read more...

Grand opening of Red Mango Restaurant & Cafeteria

On Saturday 23 February 2008 four shareholders have opened The Red Mango restaurant & cafeteria on the corner of Chomsin Rd. The opening ceremony was led by Khun Thapuying Wirya Chawkul. To the opening ceremony were invited Governor Khun Prasong Pitulkitja and over one hundred guests from Bangkok. Read more...

Provincial Court refuses bail application to Hua Hin developer

On 20  February  2008  the  Provincial Court of Prachuapkhirikhan  during a hearing of a criminal case against Mr Mario A. has refused bail to him. Mr Mario A. is developer in Hua Hin and several clients have made complaints and two clients have accused him of defrauding them. Read more...

Staff of Provincial Court, Border Police and Technic School donate blood at Red Cross

On  19  February  2008  President of Provincial Red Cross in Hua Hin Khun Ying (title given by HM the King to her) has organized voluntarily blood donation session at the  Royal Princess “Somdej  Pradhep Ratana Racha Suda building  for the staff of Provincial Court, Border Police and Technical School. Read more...

Case of a wife accused of defrauding her husband of 26 MB was successfully compromised

On Monday 18th February 2008, at Prachuap Khirikhan Provincial Court's compromise room there was a compromise hearing between 65 years old Mr. Ian UK citizen and 28 year old Miss Natjeeta S. Thai citizen. Mr Ian has met Thai widow Miss Natjeeta 5 years ago at Soi 10, Sukumwit, Bangkok. She came from Buriram Province and was working in a bar on Sukumwit. He fell in love and after just few days they have decided to live together as a couple.
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Chief Judge complets Master Degree study in Arts

Friday 15 February 2008 Chairmen of Chamber of Commerce Khun Wirat Piyapornpaibul has arranged a party to congratulate the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court in Prachuapkhirikhan Khun Pralom Kashane for completing a Master Degree in Arts. The party took place at the Chivas Pub. Read more...

Governor takes Mai-Jan-Hom tree to Bangkok

On Monday 11 February 2008 Governor of Prachuapkhirikhan Province Mr. Prasong Pitulkitja has shown Mai-Jan-Hom magic tree to Hua Hin residents. He and the provincial staff went recently to the Gui-Buri Jungle to find Mai-Jan-Hom tree. Thais believe that this tree has magic powers. In the past when the Thai prince, princess, king or queen has had a funeral, the cinerary urn was made out of Mai-Jan-Hom wood. Read more...

Home Pro & Market Village celebrate Chinese New Year

On 09 February 2008 Managing Director of Home Pro Mr. Khunawuth  Dhampromkul has organised celebration Chinese New Year and the 2nd anniversary of oppening Home Pro & Market Village. During celebrations there was Sing-To & Dragon dance around the Pra-prom Joss House in the centre. Read more...

Preparation for re-election in Prachuapkhirikhan Province

On Thursday 7 February 2008 the Provincial Election Secretary Khun Warotai Naewbantad has arranged a meeting in order to select Election Committee members for re-election in Prachuapkhirikhan Province. The aim of the Election Committee is to establish set of voting rules for re-election and to monitor the re-election in the province. Read more...

Chinese New Year celebrations in Hua Hin

On 06 February 2008 in Phonkingpet Public Park Hua Hin residents have celebrated Chinese New Year. The celebration were organised jointly by Hua Hin Municipality and the Celebration Holding Committees. Hua Hin Vice Mayor Mr. Nopporn Wuthikul, has thanked Hua Hin Mayor on behalf of the Celebration Holding Committees for attending the Chinese New Year celebrations. Read more...

Farewell party for Hua Hin Chief Police Officer

On Sunday 03 February 2008 at 07.00 pm at  Hi-pieng Restaurant  the police officers have arranged a farewell party for Police Colonel  Jittiwuth  Petpisetsak who was the Chief Commander of the Hua Hin Police Station. The party has been arranged as a friendship  party and all the policemen and policewomen have participated. Read more...

Letters to Khun Tuck

03 February 2008. Last year www.huahinexpat.com has urged foreign residents living in Hua Hin to contact Khun Tuck Dechapanya if they were cheated or unfairly treated. Since last year Khun Tuck has received many requests for help, especially from foreigners. After listening to problem he would contact appropriate government department to investigate the case. Read more...

Internet line cable fitter suffers an electric shock

On Friday morning 01 February 2008  close to the Boh Fai Village entrance  50 years old fitter of communication service Mr.Trirong Sookprasert   has suffered an electric shock. Mr.Trirong has climbed up on the electric post as he was about to install cable for internet line. At that time internet cable has touched electric cable and there was loud explosion. Mr.Trirong fell down but fortunatelly for him he didn't fell down to the ground as his safety belt was hooked to the pole. Read more...

Hua Hin Communities Project

On Friday 01 February 2008 at Ratchamongkol Technology University hall, Director of Public Health Khun Niran  Nimitthavil has arranged a seminar to which he has invited representatives from  35 communities living in Hua Hin District. The aim of the meeting was to explain to community leaders how all the communities can live together in a harmony and how Hua Hin Municipality can provide support to them. Read more...

An Ode to Phetchaburi Province, Thailand

30 January 2008. Sean Lawlor Nelson, professional poet from America has sent us a poem about Phetchaburi Province. Sean taught for sometime at Phetchaburi Rajabhat University. Read more...

Plans to upgrade the railway crossing in Hua Hin

On Wednesday 29 January 2008 near railway crossing, Hua Hin Mayor Khun Sirapan Kamolpramoth has held a press conference regarding Hua Hin Municipality plans to upgrade the main railway crossing on Chomsin Road. Chomsin Road turns in the area of the railway crossing and traffic jams at the railway crossing are a common place. Read more...

Dispute between Hua Hin Night Market vendors and shop owners

On 29 January 2008 Vice Mayor of  Hua Hin Municipality Khun Witool Loh-Siriluck said that there is a dispute between Night Market vendors and shop owners on Soi 72. The shop owners of the shops on Soi 72 are unhappy because the Night Market vendors block with their goods for sale the footpath next to the shops. This prevents potential shoppers from using the footpath and going into shops to buy goods. The shop owners complain that they have lost a lot of business as a result of the footpath being blocked. Read more...

Opening ceremony of bus service from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai and Korat

On Saturday 26 January 2008  at 04.00 pm Director General of Sombat Tours Khun   Sombat  Shinkiat,  Vice Under-Secretary of Ministry of Communications Khun Piyapan Jampasuth, Governor of Prachuapkhirikhan, Mayor of Hua Hin Khun  Sirapan  Kamolpramoth and other guests took part in the opening ceremony of the new bus service from Hua Hin to Chiang Mai and Korat. Read more...

Governor arranges meeting regarding construction of condo near King's residence

On Friday 25 January 2008  Governor of Prachuapkhirikhan Khun  Prasong  Pitukkisja has arranged meeting at Hua Hin Municipality regarding construction of condominium near residence of HM the King. At the meeting were present Governor and Vice - Governor, the Secretary-General of the Royal Household Khun Kaewkwan Watcharothai, Chief of Military Staff of Infantry Center Colonel  Ongart  Kuli, representative of Wing 5 Air force, Natural  Resources Officer, Police Commander of Prachuapkhirikhan, Public Work Officer Khun Pichet  Panahpong, provincial division officers, owner of the Heritage Resort & Condominium Hua Hin project and audience. Read more...

Inspector General from Ministry of Culture visits Hua Hin Cultural Association

On Wednesday 23 January 2008 Mrs Prisna Pongtadsirikul, Inspector General from Ministry of Culture and staff come to visit Prachaupkhirikhan Provincial Culture Division. They were welcomed by Prachaupkhirikhan Provincial Culture Officer Khun Thongbai Klin-Ubol and staff. Khun Thongbai has made a report regarding last year work done by Provincial Culture Division after which he has invited all present to visit some local communities and to see how Thai culture is preserved. Read more...

Royal Thai Army Day at Thanaratchata Camp Pranburi

On Friday 18 January 2008 troops from Infantry Center of Thanaratchata Camp Pranburi have celebrated Royal Thai Army Day. The Royal Thai Army Day is the commemoration of King Naresuan the Great's victory on January 18, 1593 where he claimed a famous feat over the Burmese during the elephant wars. The celebrations were led by Major General Niwat Minayotin a chief of Infantry Center. Read more...

Facts finding meeting of Election Commission

On Thursday 17 January 2008 at the Election Control Department, Election Commission (EC) have arranged a facts finding meeting. EC nullified election results in two constituencies: Klongwarn village and from Park-nam-pran village. The nullified election results mean that re-election will take place and EC have elected re-election committee, which will oversee that the re-election will be fair and free of fraud. Read more...

Meeting of Hua Hin Cultural Association

On Tuesday 15 January 2008 committee and member of Hua Hin Cultural Association have met to select new members and committee. The constitution of the of Hua Hin Cultural Association states that members and committee must be selected every three years.
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Visit to Karen village at Tambol Huay-sat-yai

We have visited recently the Karen village at Tambol Huay-sat-yai, Hua Hin district. In the village live Karen refuges from Burma. They have been displacement since 1996 when mass forced relocation program inside Burma took place. Human rights abuses are systematically carried out by the Burma army against the Karen population and other ethnic groups. Read more...

Childrens Day at at Thanarachata Camp in Pranburi

On Saturday 12 January 2008 Major General Niwat Minayotin has organized Children's Day event at the Infantry Center of Thanarachata Camp Pranburi. Children's Day is organized every year at the camp for local residents. Thai people celebrate Children's Day by taking their children out to have fun. Read more...

Vist to Nang Yai Shadow Puppet Drama at Wat Khanon Temple in Ratchaburi

09 January 2008 Few days ago I have paid a visit to Nang Yai Shadow Puppet Drama at Wat Khanon Temple at Photharam District, in Ratchaburi Province. The Nang Yai Shadow Puppet Drama at Wat Khanon was first established during the reign of King Chulalongkorn. It now is the only important location for this form of entertainment in Thailand. Read more...

Hua Hin Lord Mayor gives press conference

On 08 January 2008 at Hua Hin Municipality PR Office Lord Mayor of Hua Hin Khun  Sirapan  Kamolpramoth gave a  press conference regarding free eye health care. Every year Tas Khong Pandin Company with the support of Hua Hin Municipality offers free of charge eye examinations for Hua Hin residents. Read more...

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