I was having a clear out the other day and I came across the December 2011 to January 2012 edition of Haad Rin Focus – The Official Haad Rin Guide. This is issue number 11. I don’t know if many more were published after this point.
The magazine is typical for a free mag – heavy on ads and very short on new content. The events have to be updated but the other material such as the FMP survival guide is ‘evergreen’ and gets recycled. Such a magazine is a tried and tested business in Thai tourism. Perhaps the ever increasing move to online information will make these productions redundant.
Anyway, here are 3 scans from the magazine grabbed before I ditch it. 2 images are the maps they made. One is a map of Haad Rin centre and the Sunrise Beach. The other is split in two showing Sunset Beach and Leela Beach. The third scan is perhaps the only ‘gold’ in the magazine. It is a directory of telephone numbers for businesses in Haad Rin. Although some of the businesses will have folded most of the numbers will still work. It is hard to get a 077 number. I suspect you will get someone pick up the phone.