It’s been 15 years since Volume 1, Issue 1 of Hua Hin Today appeared on the streets of Hua Hin and surrounds on 1st November 2003. The cityscape looked a whole lot different back then. Hua Hin Today also looks very different from 15 years ago. That’s due to a process of constant improvement in content and appearance; including our online presence. During a recent function l was greeted with a handshake introduction and the comment “thanks for your newspaper; I always have a copy on my coffee table and read it again everyday.”
That was indicative of the fond relationship between readers and our publication. We thank all our readers and advertisers for your support over the years. Commencing in 1924 with the founding of the Royal Hua Hin Golf course, Hua Hin’s affinity with golf is now approaching 100 years. Golf continues to be a major driver for local tourism to the economic benefit of all the community.
Our congratulations to all the caddies, ground & service staff, course management and tour operators who have played their part in Hua Hin being recognised as Asia Pacific’s Golf Destination of the Year for 2019. This is a highly regarded and well-deserved honour. I recently had the opportunity to personally congratulate Khun Suwit Ruengroongrueng, as President of the Phetchaburi – Prachuap Khirikhan Golf Association for this achievement. Although Khun Suvit is a usually a quiet and reserved character, his huge beaming smile said it all. He promised to extend an invitation to the celebrations when the award arrives back in Hua Hin from Slovenia; that will be a party to remember.