We would like to wish all of our members, readers and sponsors a happy new year and a prosperous 2012. We will be expanding the forum and our web services in the new year to accommodate our ever growing readership which currently stands at over 80,000 per month making Hua Hin Forum dot com the area’s best read publication.
The explosion of new bars and restaurants in Hua Hin are turning the town into a culinary paradise for those that like to eat out. Soi 94 is becoming a bit of a feeding hotspot with a new eatery opening almost every week. Our roving critics are constantly reporting back with restaurant news and reviews so don’t forget to login to the feeding time forum to find out what’s new in your area.
Accommodation bookings have been very disappointing this festive season due to a high number of cancellations as a result of the flooding in Bangkok. International news media organisations did not help by showing the world images of Don Muang airport under water when in fact international travelers use Suvarnabhumi.
Many major hotels are struggling to get 50% occupancy which is virtually unheard of at this time of year. The prospect of more political turmoil should a certain exiled leader return also does not bode well for the tourist industry in Thailand.
There are good deals on at the moment for the adventurous who would like to learn kitesurfing in Hua Hin which is becoming famous for its favourable wind conditions. Hua Hin Kitesurfing in soi 83 are offering a 20% discount for bookings in January, see their page on the forum for more details. For those that would like to take things at a more leisurely pace Hua Hin Bike Rentals in Naebkehardt Road offer high quality Trek bikes for rent.
The season of goodwill is upon us so don’t forget to give a little to those less fortunate than ourselves. Mercy House children’s home in Pranburi and Connect3e, a refuge for displaced Karen hill tribes, both need help – details on their projects and how to make a contribution can be found on the forum.
As ever asking the expats has been popular with a range of requests from commercial cleaners to stone wall carving to posting golf clubs and washing windows has been made. Radio controlled planes, Christmas trees, and sound proofing houses was also queried, whatever your question, you’ll get a quick answer on the Hua Hin Forum.