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by Senor
30 May 2014 23:14
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Oil/Gas Platforms off Bang Saphan/Ban Krut?
Replies: 5
Views: 3823

Re: Oil/Gas Platforms off Bang Saphan/Ban Krut?

This thread on Thai Visa made me think of this.

[Admin edit, sorry, we cannot link to this website as they have a policy banning any links to other forums in Thailand.]
by Senor
10 May 2014 10:16
Forum: Ban Krut
Topic: Taxi from Train Station to the beach?
Replies: 4
Views: 10532

Re: Taxi from Train Station to the beach?

PM Sent.

Rented it through Ban Krut Resort.
by Senor
10 Apr 2014 22:07
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Oil/Gas Platforms off Bang Saphan/Ban Krut?
Replies: 5
Views: 3823

Re: Oil/Gas Platforms off Bang Saphan/Ban Krut?

No, it would have been March 31st.

The following few days were too bright/hazy to see out that far with binoculars, same for the oil rig thing.
by Senor
07 Apr 2014 11:10
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Oil/Gas Platforms off Bang Saphan/Ban Krut?
Replies: 5
Views: 3823

Re: Oil/Gas Platforms off Bang Saphan/Ban Krut?

Pretty sure that it was a rig.

It was massive with a big arm. Perhaps it was being towed to a site.
by Senor
04 Apr 2014 14:17
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: On the dark side of Bang Saphan
Replies: 66
Views: 30825

Re: On the dark side of Bang Saphan

Sickening really. But after a few years here you understand that it is what the culture and society is really like. You pity older people coming out with a pension and buying a property straight away, only then to run into these sorts of issues and the police and authorities doing nothing at all. Mu...
by Senor
04 Apr 2014 14:14
Forum: Ban Krut
Topic: Taxi from Train Station to the beach?
Replies: 4
Views: 10532

Re: Taxi from Train Station to the beach?

Yes, it was 20b each.

We rented out a nice Saleng for 450b a day. It was a very nice one, lesser nice ones were 400b per day. It's a nice way to cruise along the strip/7-11 runs etc.
by Senor
04 Apr 2014 14:03
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Oil/Gas Platforms off Bang Saphan/Ban Krut?
Replies: 5
Views: 3823

Oil/Gas Platforms off Bang Saphan/Ban Krut?

Whilst recently on holiday at the far end of Ban Krut beach (the side of the hill with the large Buddha and temple) we looked through our binoculars and right on the horizon we could see what looked to be an oil or gas platform. looking to the far headland by Bang Saphan there was a steep cliff or d...
by Senor
21 Mar 2014 21:21
Forum: Ban Krut
Topic: Taxi from Train Station to the beach?
Replies: 4
Views: 10532

Taxi from Train Station to the beach?

3 adults and a baby are arriving by train to Ban Krut with medium sized luggage. One of the 3 wheeled tuk-tuks should do. About how much and how easy is it to get one to the beach area?

Thanks.
by Senor
21 Mar 2014 21:19
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: On the dark side of Bang Saphan
Replies: 66
Views: 30825

Re: On the dark side of Bang Saphan

Sorry for the bump, but sad to hear that this sort of stuff happens in BS - Farangs being targeted by protected local scum. One idea is a fake safe that is connected to a very strong electric current. Though unfortunately you will probably have to leave town immediately after, there is nothing Thais...
by Senor
01 Apr 2013 19:38
Forum: Attractions, Activities & Events
Topic: 1/2 or full day snorkeling trip?
Replies: 6
Views: 12036

Re: 1/2 or full day snorkeling trip?

From what I gathered it was her father who was leasing (or owns) the boat and was running the show. She said her parents own the Siam Garden Beach Resort, so maybe it is a new venture of theirs. I went to the resort where a few of the Western guests were also doing it, then we were taken to the pier...
by Senor
31 Mar 2013 11:19
Forum: Attractions, Activities & Events
Topic: 1/2 or full day snorkeling trip?
Replies: 6
Views: 12036

Re: 1/2 or full day snorkeling trip?

I called Suchart, a Thai man answered and then laughed when I said I'm by myself, then quoted 1,400b. Okay, never mind. Riding through town I surprisingly spotted a little Tourist Office which had loads of info on everything and was run by a very nice woman called Khun Kate. Speaks perfect English a...
by Senor
25 Mar 2013 14:48
Forum: Attractions, Activities & Events
Topic: 1/2 or full day snorkeling trip?
Replies: 6
Views: 12036

Re: 1/2 or full day snorkeling trip?

Yep, call Suchart Tours on 081-7594997, half day trips are about 400 baht.
Nice one. That's what I'm looking for. Thanks.
by Senor
25 Mar 2013 10:21
Forum: Attractions, Activities & Events
Topic: 1/2 or full day snorkeling trip?
Replies: 6
Views: 12036

1/2 or full day snorkeling trip?

I'm looking for a 1/2 or full day snorkeling trip. Like the ones they offer on Koh Change for around 600/700b for a 1/2 day island hop and snorkel trip. I've searched the web and they all seem to be tours from Hua Hin for 2,500b for tourists on holiday here. Picked up at their resort by a minivan wi...
by Senor
25 Mar 2013 10:18
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Cost of living in Bangsaphan
Replies: 12
Views: 6638

Re: Cost of living in Bangsaphan

It really does sound like a great, cheap place to live if one is after a nice quiet life by a nice Thai beach area. Sounds like the type of place older retirees on diminishing state pensions can get by comfortably on 30-40k p/m. Must say that I'm really looking forward to coming down for a few days,...
by Senor
24 Mar 2013 16:57
Forum: Attractions, Activities & Events
Topic: Nice 400km bike ride from Ban Saphan??
Replies: 3
Views: 5551

Re: Nice 400km bike ride from Ban Saphan??

Thanks.

So taking route 4 pretty much from Chumpon?