As the memories of Songkran in evaporate with the heat of the sun Hua Hin enters into low season once again and the pace of life slows down a little. The forums have been as busy as ever with readership records constantly being broken, they now average over 90,000 per month.
A long discussion comparing Hua Hin to Pattaya took place with a number of readers commenting on how the town is becoming similar in terms of traffic congestion, massive expansion and development, prices, and an ever present seedy side. Others though thought the opposite as Hua Hin does not have any of the blatant raucousness found across the pond or the associated dark influences.
Topics on cost of living are always popular as everyone feels the pinch when food and fuel prices go up which they have been doing steadily in Thailand for a number of years now. It is still possible to live in Hua Hin on a budget providing you’re willing to make lifestyle sacrifices, one topic titled ‘living on 1,000 baht per day‘ highlighted such.
There were a number of complaints about shop assistants and apparent deficits in knowledge along with the bizarre “mai mee” (don’t have) phenomena encountered in many of Hua Hin’s stores. This seems to be the standard response to farangs out shopping and asking for products!
The musical months are approaching with the Honda Summer Music Fest entering its X year on the beach in Khao Takiab this month and the Hua Hin Jazz Festival following. Info is scarce until a few weeks before the event which is really frustrating for those planning their trip around it, last year was a total farce with the dates being changed no less than three times!
The culinary gurus have been scouring Hua Hin’s restaurants recommending new and favourite venues, some of which included Khun Oy, Naab Thong, Bam Bams, Natta, and Peppers. Almost every month a new eatery arrives on the scene in Hua Hin and there is no better place than the forum to catch up on them.
Asking the expats was again popular with questions ranging from furniture removals to buying a telescope. Also included were enquiries for a plasterer, buying wallpaper, cool boxes, boat building, plotting large drawings, and starting a business. Whatever your question you’ll find an answer on the Hua Hin Forum.
The Hua Hin Forum – www.huahinforum.com – started out as HHAD in 2002 offering information on the town’s nightlife and entertainment. Since then it has grown into the area’s only active online web community attracting thousands of visitors and expats to its web boards daily to catch up on news, events, promotions, new venues and attractions for the area.