Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

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Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by Bevs » Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:18 am

My wife and I have been coming to hua hin for six years now and love the place in fact we have been making plans to retire to hua hin full time, but following these brutal attacks we are left wondering if the Thai people have had enough of us and want us out ?

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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by RCer » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:09 pm

I'd think a single problem that happened in the location of most of the bars, late at night, while all participants were likely heavily intoxicated, is not much to base a decision on.

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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:19 pm

I agree with RCer.
So many lessons to be learned from that awful incident.
If you are going to stay out until 2 a.m. try to have an arrangement with a tuk tuk to pick you up (obviously not possible for the incident in question).
Keep your hands to yourself whatever the provocation, don't get involved in an argument, keep walking.
If you think about it, this is probably sensible behaviour anywhere in the world in a bar district at 2 a.m.
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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by STEVE G » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:44 pm

dtaai-maai wrote: Keep your hands to yourself whatever the provocation, don't get involved in an argument, keep walking.
If you think about it, this is probably sensible behaviour anywhere in the world in a bar district at 2 a.m.
Yes, that is pretty much my thoughts, I was in one of those bars in that location earlier on the day of the attack and it was quite evident that some of the young Thais in the area were getting into a condition where it was best to not be around them.

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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by Khundon1975 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:32 pm

Bevs As said by others, keep out of the bar areas late at night and you are very safe.

This type of incident is no different to other bar areas, all over the World.
The mix of youth, drink and drugs, is no different in Hua Hin, to many cities anywhere you may go.

Stay clear and enjoy Hua Hin.

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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by MajorBloodnok » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:43 pm

Dear 'Bevs',

no need to worry unless you & your wife are bent on frequenting such places in the wee hours during Songkran!

Kind regards,

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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by stretch » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:47 pm

lets be honest the way of the world today .if we are going to let every incident scare us we will never leave the house then the thugs have taken over. Go out but use your wits and remember a THAi loses face if they walk away

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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by seascape » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:50 pm

I don't understand how in a crowded bar area, no one picked up a beer bottle and whacked those punks!

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Post by pharvey » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:15 pm

seascape wrote:I don't understand how in a crowded bar area, no one picked up a beer bottle and whacked those punks!
Seriously...........
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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by Siani » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:01 pm

:idea: Where were the tourist police? :idea:

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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by Spitfire » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:39 pm

Maybe the question should be "Is Thailand safe anymore?"

The answer is 'yes' but it's not the country it used to be and the 'land of smiles' BS etc is getting closer every day to not being the case.

It's still cool....but not as cool as what it used to be. :|
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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by kendo » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:44 pm

Spitfire wrote:Maybe the question should be "Is Thailand safe anymore?"

The answer is 'yes' but it's not the country it used to be and the 'land of smiles' BS etc is getting closer every day to not being the case.

It's still cool....but not as cool as what it used to be. :|

Maybe Spitfire you've been here so long its a much of a much.
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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:48 pm

But it isall symptomatic of the fact that they need us or rather our money and they just hate that fact

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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by Spitfire » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:53 pm

Maybe Kendo....but I don't think I said anything crazy there. I reckon that's probably about right.....it's not the country now that it was when many of us moved here.

I know everything changes. And I might be romantic for the "yesterday" Thailand.....and I'm open to disagreeing opinions.

Just that these days I have major reservations about investing anything here as within 24 hours everything can do a 180.....not good imo.

No continuity or reliable laws...everything changes in a 'click of the fingers'.....Hmmmmmm
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Re: Is Hua Hin safe anymore?

Post by kendo » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:16 pm

Spitfire wrote:Maybe Kendo....but I don't think I said anything crazy there. I reckon that's probably about right.....it's not the country now that it was when many of us moved here

I think you would be far more disappointed if you were back here mate. I think society in general is getting more violent or is it just more highlighted in this digital age.
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