Holiday Festival at the “19 Rai”

According to posters that have recently appeared all over town, there will be a 9 day festival of food, drink, and entertainment at the ‘fairgrounds‘ across from the Imperial Hotel on the beach between Sois 19 and 35, just to the north of the King’s palace.

This area has formerly been known as the “19 Rai”. For some reason, posters for the current event refer to it only by it’s location in front of the Imperial. We’ll try to find out what this is about.

Festivities will begin on the King’s Birthday, Sunday 5 December, and continue through Tuesday 14 December, with free admission. There’s entertainment scheduled every night, but just now we can’t make out the listings, which are given in Thai only. We’ll flesh out the schedule as we get help with translation.

Attendees should expect lots of options for food, as well as ample supplies of beer. It’s not know whether beer will be served on the King’s Birthday, though. Normally, this is a no-no.¬† There will almost certainly be a merchandise mart with bargains available on various goods and a ‘fair’ section with carnival rides and games.

It’s all good fun. Head down there with your mates on at least one of the nights. With a run of more than a week, you don’t have many excuses!



The Hua Hin Food Festival, previously listed for this week, has been cancelled. We’re sorry. You’ll have to eat elsewhere ūüôā

Opening Night at Baan Chang!

Sunday 7 November will be a knock-down, drag-out music party at Baan Chang, Soi 9 North in Cha-Am, as owner Nissa Nyberget rings in another wonderful season.

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‘Joe Louis Puppet Theater’ at Vic Hua Hin

On Saturday 6 November, the Vic Hua Hin Theatre will premiere a new show by the Joe Louis Puppet Theater, Thailand’s most famous traditional puppet theater company.

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Kurumawatan: The Myth of Rahoo and the Lunar Eclipse

This is one of the most famous episodes in the Ramakian, Thailand’s version of the epic Hindu drama the Ramayana. The story is enacted on a cosmic scale, with traditional Thai operatic singing and orchestra.

Kurumawatan will run every Saturday in November (6, 13, 20, 27 November) as the theater company takes up a month-long residency. Shows start at 7:15pm, with food and drink available from 6pm outside the theater.


The Hua Hin Arts Guide ON-AIR!

We have a radio show! That’s right. Sky Web Radio 98.5 FM, broadcasting from the top floor of Market Village , have invited us¬†to do a¬† report every Monday at 3pm. It’s a dual-language show, with the fabulously bilingual “DJ Sunny” (Satsanee¬†Sitapan), a professional interpreter, interviewing us and translating our English into Thai¬†on the spot. First broadcast was this past Monday, 25 October, with the next show on 1 November. Check us out!

This Week in Hua Hin (21-28 Oct.)

It’s time for another big multi-topic post (4 separate stories, keep on reading), to report what we’ve seen this week¬†and give you some ideas how you might like to spend your time in the days ahead.

1. Report: Debut Jam Session at Chez LouLou

Despite the threat of rain (and a busted keyboard), we had a fine time at LouLou’s opening session for the season. Here’s a slideshow of the jam and other images for this week:

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In many ways, we enjoy these early-season shows the most. More

Late News! British Blues at Souay Vista, Friday 22 October

We’ll have a special treat this Friday the 22nd¬†when the Souay Vista Social Club on Soi 94 presents British blues artist Andy Martin. A veteran of the original Blues Explosion in England in the 60s and 70s, Andy is a widely recognized artist of slide guitar and blues stylings of classic artists such as Muddy Waters. Here’s a clip from YouTube to give you a taste… More

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