Jim Lawrie Passes

Jim Lawrie has been a fixture of Hua Hin for many years but we learned of his passing on Thursday. Jim initially came to Hua Hin during the Canadian winters when the golf club he was associated with, Spruce Needles Golf Course, was closed for the winter months.

Jim was with this golf course from the out-set, one of the original 12 Horsemen, who first met to discuss the possibility of opening a new course in the Porcupine in August of 1958.

Their idea for a new course was apparently spot on as the course opened in the fall of 1960 and is still a popular course in the area today. Continue reading

Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2013

Rolls Royce Silver Dawn to be seen at Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2013Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin, with Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow, president and CEO of Grand Prix International Co. Ltd., Tourism Authority of Thailand, Hua Hin Municipality and Prachuabkirikhan Province with support of five-star hotels in Hua Hin, will be organizing the 11th edition of the Hua Hin Automobile Concours 2013, to celebrate the 86th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the 81st birthday of Queen Sirikit. Continue reading

Odds and Ends for November, 2013

The storm last weekend in Hua Hin was certainly an oddity, flooding parts of Hua Hin, Cha Am, and Pranburi, and roads in between. Trees were down in many areas and power, internet, and water were off for several hours and many schools closed. Cell coverage was intermittent and totally out in some cases. Most is pretty much back to normal now though as streets are cleared of trees and most water. More rain is forecast for this weekend though it shouldn’t be anything like last week, and this should pretty much be the end of the rains until next year. Continue reading