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

Santorini Park G-Max Reverse Bungy Fail

Santorini Park is a popular amusement park newly opened just north of Cha Am. They offer rides such as a Ferris Wheel, G-Max Reverse Bungy, and other thrill rides.

This past week, a cable snapped just as the Reverse Bungy was about to take its passengers into the air. No one was injured but now folks are asking why there is no national agency to regulate the safety of such rides.

There was an accident at an amusement park in Bangkok last year and there were injuries. It’s good that there were none in this instance in Cha Am.

Here is a link to a video of the normal ride:


and here a link to the snapping ride.


For more about Santorini Park and other sites around Hua Hin, go here.