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by STEVE G
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: News
Topic: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi
Replies: 79
Views: 3835

Re: Shark Attack - Had Sai Noi

When I went rubbernecking a couple of days ago, it was already quite an attraction at the temple with film crews and locals waiting for the daily visit by the sharks. As for the water off the temple wall, it's probably the clearest I've seen in this area. Not as good as the South of Thailand, but f...
by STEVE G
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: News
Topic: New pedestrian overpass for Market Village
Replies: 45
Views: 6966

Re: New pedestrian overpass for Market Village

If you use the next bridge, the one by the entrance to the Catholic school, don't pay too much attention to the riser height of the steps as you'll then knock your head on a concrete beam!
by STEVE G
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3257

Re: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread

nil wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Is the water throwing still going on today? It was fun yesterday but I want to go out and stay dry!
Have just got back from town and it's all dry.
by STEVE G
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Things you had better get used to living in Thailand
Replies: 26
Views: 2518

Re: Things you had better get used to living in Thailand

Now that I spend a third of the year here, I seem to have become more tolerant to it, I used to have to use air conditioning to sleep but I've been here for a few weeks now and haven't used it once.
by STEVE G
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 227
Views: 19622

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

I remember in previous years there was some discussion about how the figures were calculated. I believe only those dying at the scene of the accident were counted, not those that died of their injuries later, so the figure is many times higher. Many obviously get killed in the mayhem of traveling h...
by STEVE G
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 227
Views: 19622

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

And the current headline in the Bangkok Post,,,,,,,,,,, "39 DIE ON DAY ONE",,,,,,,,,,,,,,its similar i guess to winning medals in the current Commonwealth Games,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,absolutely SAD. Incredible as it may seem, 39 in a day is actually below average as over 20,000 die on Thai roads every year!
by STEVE G
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Alcohol ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches?
Replies: 38
Views: 3434

Re: Alcohol ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches?

Yes, there was one of those in front of the Hilton yesterday.
by STEVE G
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Alcohol ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches?
Replies: 38
Views: 3434

Re: Alcohol ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches?

I was walking the beach a couple of hours ago and I see at least one of these signs has been put up again, in front of the Hilton next to where the beach restaurants would be if it wasn't a Wednesday.
by STEVE G
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 987
Views: 45846

Re: Global Warming 2

"A Startling New Discovery Could Destroy All Those Global Warming Doomsday Forecasts" https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/global-warming-computer-model-nitrogen-rocks/ Presumably the authors of this paper are hoping that we haven't noticed that the world hasn't got more plant growth after...
by STEVE G
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 227
Views: 19622

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

I have reminded myself why I drive as little as possible and prefer to use only two wheels on the roads here in lunaticland. Aren't something like 75% of fatalities on motorcycles? The reason so many people die on the roads in Thailand seems to me to be a simple combination of high motorcycle use a...
by STEVE G
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2723
Views: 231562

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

Dannie Boy wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:03 am
Big Boy wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:52 am
Yuk - Cold, wet and windy :cry:
Surprisingly, the forecast for today has turned out to be accurate, with the winds expected to pick up strength over the next few hours so could be set for a miserable day.
Yes, it's been lashing it down for a couple of hours now out in Nong Khon.
by STEVE G
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Typical price of a large beer in HH bars?
Replies: 24
Views: 1965

Re: Typical price of a large beer in HH bars?

If you're on a budget, those two food courts by Big C offer a reasonable night out, plenty of food choices, live music and a large Leo for 65bt.
by STEVE G
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Closing Times in Hua Hin
Replies: 9
Views: 885

Re: Closing Times in Hua Hin

The last early closing was after the murder of a Thai on soi 41 late at night so perhaps this is a reaction to the two women that were stabbed on Monday night.
by STEVE G
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Thai Airways - Seating Restrictions for Obese
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: Thai Airways - Seating Restrictions for Obese

It occurs to me that anyone with a 56 inch plus waist must weigh so much that if they're on an economy ticket, they're paying less than the freight rate per kilo for a flight to Bangkok! well,if you read the link it's about buisness class :idea: :cheers: :cheers: I was making the assumption that pe...
by STEVE G
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Thai Airways - Seating Restrictions for Obese
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: Thai Airways - Seating Restrictions for Obese

It occurs to me that anyone with a 56 inch plus waist must weigh so much that if they're on an economy ticket, they're paying less than the freight rate per kilo for a flight to Bangkok!