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Vol. 8 No. 14  1 - 15 April 2009

Volume 8, Issue 14

1 - 15 April 2009

Tourist Visas Free Until June

Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore The Thai Foreign Ministry and the Immigration Authority has confirmed that tourist visas issued abroad to foreigners coming to Thailand until early June will be free. Thai embassies and consulates round the world have been told to abolish all charges, provided that the visa being granted is specifically tagged as “tourist”. This means that

Non-Immigrant Visas, types “O” or “B”, will continue to be paid for. Tourists who obtain a free 30 or 15 -day “visa on arrival” at Thai airports or border posts are unaffected. However, extensions to all visas, including tourist visas, issued at immigration offices in Thailand will need to be paid for as before.

A spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry said, “We want to encourage foreign tourism in the slow period leading up to the summer. For example, if a foreigner previously paid for a 60-day tourist visa in his own country before setting off, that visa will now be free, whether single or multiple entry. The ruling will not affect the income of Thai Immigration Bureaux since all extensions to any visa must still be paid for. The charge for

extending a visa of any kind in Thailand remains Bt1,900. Those foreigners securing tourist visas in neighbouring countries, including Laos, Malaysia and Cambodia, will not be charged for them, but the extension charge remains in place for them, too. An immigration spokesman said the move would help increase tourist numbers in April and May when there is traditionally a downturn in the statistics.

Pattaya Immigration Officers recently organised an online training course to develop the skills of hotel operators by instructing

them in the use of registering foreigners on line upon their arrival to stay in Pattaya. The course which took

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Pattaya Immigration Police trained hotel operators to use online address

place at the Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital attracted in excess of 400 hotel operators from around the city. Continued on page 4

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Worldwide embassy director visits Pattaya

Nongnooch Gardens celebrate Thailand’s Elephant Day

The owners and staff at Nongnooch Gardens recently organized a special day to coincide with the National Thailand Day of the Elephant, where they gave thanks to the majestic beasts for helping the development of the gardens with their huge appeal to tourists of all na-

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tionalities. Presided over by many local dignitaries, Mr. Manit Narinruk, Assistant to General Manager, organized this very special day which was bigger and better than previous years with such spectacles as the blessing ceremony, a walking un-

der the elephant ceremony believed to bring good luck, health and prosperity and a writing and drawing contest for the elephants. The highlight of the afternoon was one elephant who arranged words to make the sentence ‘Brother Mark Generous, Hands out 2,000’ and one of his fellow performers who surrounded the sentence by drawing a large red heart. Nongnooch Gardens wanted to get the message across to foreign tourists that these intelligent animals had been used in war and peace over the centuries and helped to build this wonderful nation.

London based Julian Braithwaite, director of all British consular services in 150 countries, made an inspection of the newly opened Pattaya consulate. He was welcomed by the British honorary consul in Pattaya, Barry Kenyon, who said that the volume of business conducted by the office had

increased by 40% in the past three months. The consulate was now able to perform many more notarial services including affirmation to marry in Thailand and verification of death certificates. Visiting work in hospitals, police stations and prisons remained constant and included the whole of Chonburi province.

Party Night at Suan Dusit Rajabhat University

The faculty and students of the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Pattaya Center, recently got together at the Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel, Sattahip, for the aptly named ‘Pattaya Party Night’, which saw more than 150 instructors, undergraduates and graduates get together for a ‘get to know’ each

other party and to rehearse for the upcoming graduation ceremony. Mr. Nattachamon Supanurat, the Director of the University, welcomed all the assembled and talked about the goals and courses available from the ‘Pattaya Center’ based in Thepprasit Road. He explained that

Bond of Affection Luncheon Project for Visually Impaired Children

Mr Braithwaite later addressed a meeting of British expats in the Marriott Hotel and explained that about 1% of British nationals visiting Thailand sought the help of the embassy in one form or another. The total in Pattaya was over 500 cases a year. In a question and answer session, he pointed out that expats in Thailand were not necessarily covered by the national health service if they returned to UK because of illness. He also pinpointed the high number of motor bike accidents as being responsible for most of the deaths in Thailand of British nationals under 40 years old. Mr Braithwaite congratulated the staff and volunteers attached to the Pattaya consulate for their work over the past year and said he was very pleased with the progress in the new office in Jomtien. all the staff and management wish to send out well educated students into the community to help both it and themselves. The ‘Pattaya Center’ is currently offering 4-year Bachelor Degrees for both young and mature students at weekends in Public Administration, Business Management and the Hospitality Industry. The Masters programmes are taught in Public Administration and Master of Education Mr. Ronnakit Ekkasing, Pattaya City Deputy Mayor, was the guest of honour and was delighted to present Special Awards to five students who had vastly increased the reputation of the school. Mr. Ronnakit praised the students receiving the awards and encouraged other students to follow in their path.

In March, the YWCA Bangkok Pattaya Centre, Diana Hotel Group, led by Mrs.

Sopin Teppajak, along with a former juvenile court judge and the Pattaya Sports Club,

organized a special luncheon for pupils of the ‘School for Visually Impaired Children’ in Pattaya, which is under the patronage of Princess Sirindorn. The lunch was provided to enable these supporters the chance to hand out much needed items to the students as well as to supply them with a free hair cut and entertain them for the afternoon with games and music. All those present had a wonderful afternoon and many thanks were extended to the organisers and supporters. by Nana

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worry,” he said. These measures represent part of PM Abhisit’s stimulus package to boost tourism. In a recent speech in the UK, he was quoted as saying “The past three years have not been easy, but Thailand is back in business – and the business of tourism is at our forefront.” Reassuringly, a recent UK

Post Office holiday costs survey apparently regards Thailand as the best value long-haul destination for European travellers: the costs of meals, drinks and accommodation were found to be less than half that of the most expensive EU destination and 41% less than the cheapest parts of the euro-zone.

Tourist Visas Free Until June He denied speculation that overseas embassies and consulates would be reluctant to issue tourist visas now that their income had been slashed. “Overseas offices will be compensated, so there is no reason to

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Stresses of Financial Failure Give German Man Heart Attack

New Tourist Police Chief Welcomed by Pattaya Tourist Police

Recently Police and Sawangboriboon paramedics were summoned to Jomtien Beach, close to Moo 12, after a report that a dead foreigner had been discovered sitting on the beach. At the scene, the body of German, Michael Kernchen, aged 46, was still sitting in a deckchair holding his glasses, with his mobile phone close

by on the sand, indicating he may have been trying to use it when he suffered a heart attack. Next to the deceased, the police discovered two carrier bags, one containing a bottle of Singha beer, a glass, a packet of cigarettes, a lighter and a small bag from 7-eleven containing a bottle of water, a small bottle of Thai whisky and an empty Coke can. The

Hell Club Gets An Official Visit

The newly appointed National Commander of the Tourist Police and his team visited Pattaya Police Tourist Station on Pratumnak Hill, South Pattaya, recently, to a warm welcome from the local tourist police. The visit took place at 2p.m. in the afternoon, when the new commander, Pol. Maj. General Adisorn

Ngamjitsooksree, and his high-ranking tourist police team were received by Pattaya Tourist Police Chief, Pol. Lt. Col Suwan Oonanant, 40 tourist police officers, and 50 foreign tourist police volunteers. The guests toured the station and saw a presentation of the work undertaken by the Pattaya Tourist Police.

Drunk Rider Causes Head-On Collision

The Hell Club situated in Soi LK Metro was recently the centre of lots of attention in the early hours of the morning, when it was busted by officers from the Juvenile and Women’s Division of the Crime Suppression Division, who, after a tip-off, made the surprise inspection. It was alleged that members of the staff had engaged in an erotic strip show and had also

put on a lesbian show, which was intended for the entertainment of the patrons, but was also filmed and put out live over the Internet. An American national, Mr. Jack Richey Daigle, Jr., aged 47, who apparently was the owner, was taken into custody, along with the 10 exotic dancers and 25 phallic objects were confiscated. by Somboon

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Pattaya Immigration Police trained hotel operators to use online address registration for foreign guests

A British man, Mr. Gavin Mann, aged 41, was recently spotted by a local security guard travelling at high speed, swerving in and out of traffic, whilst apparently under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Mann was traveling at high speed on the wrong side of the road when he collided head on with Mr. Boonreung Sakoonma, aged 41, who was rushed to hospital by a good Samaritan, but unfortunately Mr. Mann had died of his injuries upon impact.

Police officers arrived on the scene, Soi Boonsumpun Temple 14, to discover the body of Mr. Mann and the two badly damaged motorbikes, a Honda CBR and about 20 meters away a Honda Dream belonging to the injured man. The body of Mr. Mann was transferred to Banglamung Hospital by the Sawangboriboon Rescue Team to await collection by his next of kin. The British Embassy in Bangkok has been notified of the unfortunate accident.

Vol. 8 No. 14  1 - 15 April 2009 other bag contained clothes, a pillow, a blanket and other personal items and the deceased’s German ID card, which enabled the police to identify him. From an initial examination, it appeared the gentleman had probably been dead for about eight hours. Near to where the dead man was discovered, the police talked to a local motorbike taxi driver, who also happens to be a member of the Sawangboriboon Volunteer Rescue Team, who explained to the officers that he had arrived for work at about 5.30am and after seeing no movement from the man in the deckchair for a prolonged period, went to make sure he was OK. He was obviously dead and so the taxi driver notified the Chaiyapruek police box regarding the incident. Police officers pressed the redial button on his phone and were connected with a Thai lady, who wished to remain anonymous, but who informed them that Michael

had recently been forced to live rough, due to having insufficient funds to look after himself. He had called her the previous evening, whilst under the influence of alcohol, looking for money to borrow to enable him to return to his home country, but had been cut off half way through the conversation; she thought no more of it at the time. Police assumed the man had had a heart attack and subsequently died, but his body has been sent to the hospital for an autopsy and the German Embassy in Bangkok has been advised. by Somboon

Police Use CCTV Footage to Capture Robbers

Two assistant managers from a Family Mart store, situated in Tappraya Soi 12, near the entrance of Pattaya Park Hotel, whilst still in a state of shock, managed to contact police to report they had just been robbed. When the officers arrived on the scene, they encountered Mr. Tanit Soemwaeng, aged 23, and Mrs. Kantong Pralud, aged 35, assistant managers at the store in a state of shock after the robbery. Mr. Tanit informed the police that whilst he and his colleague were going about their normal duties, two men, aged 25 – 30, had entered the shop and, pretending to buy some noodle soup, informed Mr. Tanit that there was no hot water in the machine. When he went across to

investigate, the two robbers both pulled out knives and held them to the ribs of each assistant manager. They demanded that they be given all the money from the cash register, around Bt3,000, after which they made a swift exit, jumped onto their getaway motorbike and headed off into the distance. It had taken them less than three minutes to pull off the robbery, which in monetary terms represents 1,000 Baht per minute. Not a bad job if you can get it, and stay out of prison!! Police checked the CCTV from the store and have had drawings of the robbers created for distribution around the town. They are quite confident that arrests will be made in the very near future.

Hospital received prestigious awards from HA Institute

Police Lieutenant Samruai Saman, explained to those attending that it was very important that the Police get information on foreigners staying in the city as soon as possible and the new online registration would certainly speed this up.

According to the Immigrant Act section 38 and 77, 1979, it states that Hotel owners must inform immigration of foreigners staying at their accommodation within 24 hours of their arrival, failure can incur a fine of between 2,000 and 10,000 baht.

The Phayathai Sreeracha Hospital recently received two prestigious awards at a ceremony held at the 10th HA National Forum Seminar held by the Hospital Quality, Improvement and Accreditation Organisation. The seminar focused on a ‘Lean & Seamless Healthcare’ and spreading useful information on the health service system, its development and hospital accreditations. Many doctors, healthcare officials and medical spe-

cialists attended the seminar which took place from the 10th to the 13th of March at the IMPACT Convention Centre in Bangkok. Doctor Tanakom Mantananon, Managing Director of the Phayathai Sreeracha Hospital, Doctor Chanchai Seesomprasong, Director of Medical Staff of Phayathai Sreeracha Hospital, were on hand to receive the awards on behalf of the hospital. They were congratulated by their fellow medical personnel.

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Junky Attempting Rape Captured by Good Samaritans

Towards the end of March, Banglamung Police were notified of a disturbance at the Father’s House Apartment, and an investigation team was sent to the scene. There, they found a man who had attempted the rape of a young lady, and several passersby and witnesses, who had managed to stop the attack and subdue the miscreant. The disturbance had taken place at the entrance of Father’s House Apartment, located on Sukhumvit Road, Moo 11, at about three in the morning. The young victim, Saengdeun Pinkeaw, aged 20, informed police officers that she and her husband had paid a visit to his parents. When it came time for them to leave, the husband appeared reluctant to return home, and an argument had ensued, after which she had stormed off, telling him she would walk home. When she got to the railway crossing, carrying her 9- month-old baby, she was approached by a Mr. Nguan Gluakratoke, aged 40, who was walking his dog and who asked her where she was off too at that time of night carrying her baby. She explained about the argument with her husband and that she was walking home to teach him a lesson. Suddenly, Mr. Nguan, pulled out a knife and held it to her neck, telling her not to make a sound. He grabbed her baby and mercilessly threw it into a bush, whilst dragging her to the side of the railroad about half a kilometer away. All the time, she pleaded for him not to

hurt her or her baby. Fortunately, her husband, who was feeling bad about allowing her to walk home alone was following in her footsteps with some friends, heard the commotion and went to investigate. Hearing the group of men approaching, the assailant thought better of his intentions and started to escape. After questioning his wife, the husband went in search of their baby, whilst his friends gave chase to the attacker. The baby had luckily only received a cut to the chin after being thrown into the bushes and both parents were delighted to have a cuddle and bestow loads of kisses on their little loved one. The attacker, on the other hand, was tracked down by the friends and, with the help of local residents, was brought back to the scene when the police arrived. The husband and father could not control himself when he thought what this individual had done to his lovely family and proceeded to attack him, giving him a few hard kicks before the police could stop him, whilst the crowd of friends and onlookers cheered him on and shouted abuse at the attempted rapist. The assailant, who has a police record for drugs and violence, and who was actually under the influence of drugs on the night in question, exercised his right to silence, in the hope of not being returned to prison, from where he had recently been released. He was taken into custody for further questioning and processing.

Old man dies mysteriously Pattaya Police Investigators from the Dontan Substation were recently notified of a deceased man, lying face down, near an antique shop on soi Boonkanjana Temple, Moo 12.Upon arrival Police officers and the Sawangboriboon paramedic rescue team found the unidentified Thai man, with a few bruises caused by falling down, but no sign of foul play. The man,

aged 50-55 years, was found wearing an old dark blue shirt and shorts and the good Samaritan who had notified the Police of the discovery, only knew the old gent by sight, and that he collected old items to sell on to make a living. Police surmise that he died from a heart attack but his body has been sent to the hospital for an autopsy.

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A very serious case of not knowing when to give up recently led to the arrest of a 40- year-old Indian, Mr. Kun Vinder Singh. It transpired that whilst trying to arrest the offender for cheque fraud the Indian categorically decided against the prospect of a lengthy spell in prison and decided to fight with the police to avoid arrest. An urgent call was put out over the radio for assistance to help at the disturbance in front of the 7-Eleven store on PattayaNaklua Road, Moo 5. The belligerent Indian managed to get to his vehicle and was attempting to flee the scene when Police Senior Sergeant-Major Amnuay managed to get his head and shoulders inside the cab in an attempt to prevent his departure by wrestling him for control of the steering wheel. At this stage, Police Colonel Somnuek, Banglamung Police Chief, arrived on the scene and watched dismayed as events unfolded. Mr Singh, in a desperate attempt to get away from the officer trying to apprehend him, put his ‘pedal to the metal’ and sped away towards North Pattaya, with the police officer still hanging on for dear life. After about half a kilometer, the offender came to rest outside the IMF Rice Porridge Restaurant and having given chase on foot, the Banglamung police chief approached the vehicle and identified himself, but instead of gracefully giving up, Mr Singh, drove straight at the chief, running him down and headed off in the direction of

Pattaya City. Driving like a maniac, nearly causing numerous accidents whilst being chased by police officers, Mr Singh, was finally forced to a stop at a police checkpoint on the North Pattaya intersection. Still refusing to believe it was all over, he refused to get out of the vehicle and police had to spend a further 10 minutes trying to coax him out. Upon searching the offender’s vehicle, police were astonished to find four knives, a tazer, 20 credit cards, 5 land deeds, 10 cheque books as well as personal documentation. Upon being questioned, Mr. Singh informed the officers that he had been living in Thailand for almost 20 years, was married to a Thai lady with whom he had jointly been running a tailor’s business in Bangkok for many years. Over the last couple of years, business had become very bad, they had been forced to close their shop with debts in excess of Bt10 million and were at the moment on the run from creditors, who were turning nasty. Having spent the last week living in their car in Pattaya to save on hotel bills, Mr. Singh was finally apprehended and will be made to account for himself for his debt-ridden background in Bangkok. He is charged with issuing bouncing cheques to the value of Bt6 million and upon his arrest, Police Senior Sergeant Major Amnuay, informed him, in no uncertain terms, that ‘he could run, but he couldn’t hide’.

Following an operation by undercover police officers to detect and arrest drug dealers in the Pattaya area, the arresting officers encountered more than they expected when Mr. Somkid aka Kid Yimprai, aged 31, pulled a knife on the officers in an attempt to evade capture. At a press conference where the culprit was displayed along with his accomplice, Mr. Preecha aka Big Boonjad, aged 27, police informed reporters that the couple, arrested with 1960

Motorbike Thief Trio Busted with Stolen Bikes and Parts

At a recent press conference, Police Colonel Somnuek Janket, Banglamung Police Superintendent, along with fellow officers, informed assembled reporters of the apprehension of three males from Rayong, who were in possession of six stolen motorbikes and numerous spare parts.

Sleepy Truck Driver Creates Havoc Chaos was the order of the day, or rather night, recently, on the Sukhumvit Road in front of Baan Na Kuree Resort, Moo 3, after an 18-wheel truck collided with a pickup truck in the early hours of the morning. At the scene, police along with the Sawangboriboon Paramedic Rescue Team, found the mangled wreckage of a bronze Nissan NV, which had been rear-ended, an upside down Toyota Vigo pickup truck, a Yudee 18-wheel delivery truck and a flattened, red

Nissan pickup truck, which had been run over by the 18-wheeler. The Nissan driver was immediately transported to Banglamung Hospital. Mr. Paitoon Tongsit, aged 20, the Toyota Vigo driver, informed police officers that he had pulled over to the side of the road in order to pick up some bags of stucco, which had fallen off his vehicle when it had had a puncture shortly before. Suddenly, the 18-wheel truck, travelling at high speed, crashed into his car,

methamphetamine tablets, the copy of a money transaction receipt and 2 mobile phones would be charged with the ‘possession of Category 1 illegal substances for the purpose of distribution’ and will appear in court in the very near future. After several hours of interrogation, the two offenders admitted to buying the drugs from Mr. Preecha, a well known drugs’ distributor in the Pattaya area. No doubt the police will be taking a keener interest in this individual.

before swerving across the road and hitting another pickup truck, which then continued on to hit yet one more. The police assume that the driver of the 18-wheeled truck, who, in all the commotion, did a runner and has not been seen since, had fallen asleep behind the wheel and caused the accident. A report has been filed and police officers will try and locate the driver in order to question him and find out the truth. by Nana

The police chief revealed that one of the apprehended, Mr. Preecha, had instructed his two fellow defendants, Messrs. Charoenchai and Tanaput, to steal motorbikes in the Pattaya and Banglamung areas, using an unlicensed black Honda LS to transport the bikes for further distribution. The three admitted that after they had stolen the motorbikes, they would then sell them on to the fence, Mr. Rod, Tor, aka Tung, for only between Bt1,500-4,000 each. The fence would then sell them or strip them down to sell for spare parts. The very quick response of local police officers led to the arrest of the three culprits when a report was distributed of a stolen motorbike and, minutes later, the two were apprehended at a police checkpoint because they could obviously not prove the bike belonged to them. The capture of the 2 culprits led to the arrest of Mr. Preecha, the leader of the gang.

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Joint Pattaya City-TOT Initiative to Provide Free Beachside Wi-Fi Internet

A free Wi-Fi (wireless Internet) service for 3 km along Pattaya Beach Road from North Pattaya to Bali Hai Pier is to be inaugurated from April 1, 2009. The Wi-Fi service, which is free for local residents and tourists, will initially be for a three-month trial period, likely extendable by annual increments. The project is a joint initiative between Pattaya City and the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT) and a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was recently signed at Pattaya City Hall by Mr. Ittipon Khunpluem, Pattaya City Mayor and Mr. Prayoon Ampapan, Assistant Managing Director of TOT to this effect. TOT will invest Bt10 million on this project by providing high speed WiFi coverage for a 3 km stretch along Pattaya Beach Road. Wi-Fi, or wireless technology as applied to Internet access, requires a dedicated wireless network adapter to be installed in a laptop or desktop computer before the

facility can be used. A computer with a Wi-Fi network adapter, however, has no need of a direct lead connected to a phone line and is thus far more convenient, allowing mobile access via transmitter-receiver network stations, called ‘hot-spots’, which have a limited range. The Internet signal strength varies, according to one’s proximity to the hot-spot. When you attempt to connect to a Wi-Fi network, a symbol with between 1-5 bars is shown alongside the network source on the Network Map on your computer; 5 is the strongest. In this instance, there will be 40 hot-spots, spaced at regular intervals along the 3km route. TOT will set up wireless antennas at the hot-spots to send and receive Internet signals with a 2.4 GHz capability, at a speed of 256 Mb. Each antenna will have a radius coverage of 300 feet/100 metres. In this particular case, the Wi-Fi Internet service will be a security-enabled

Local Saint Receives Outstanding Person Award for Helping Needy

A local woman, Mrs. Anong Sajjaweta, 65, received the 2008 Outstanding Persons’ Award, recently, in recognition of her dedication and altruism in helping the underprivileged, despite the fact that she, herself, is virtually destitute and lives in

lowly conditions. Mrs. Anong was described as a veritable saint by her friends and neighbours. She apparently helped the sick, HIV patients, drug users, senior citizens, deprived children, the disabled, and anyone in need. Her home

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Deputy Speaker of Pattaya City Council Throws House Warming Party

The Deputy Speaker of Pattaya City Council and family threw a traditional house warming party for his fellow local councillors and others, on March 6, 2009, to celebrate the completion of his new Bt15 million mansion. The event started with the dedication ceremony, with 9 monks chanting the liturgy for the good health and prosperity of the owners and one, requiring password access. Residents or visitors, however, will be able to obtain the necessary password simply by presenting their ID card, or passport at Pattaya IT Centre. This free internet service will be evaluated after 3 months of testing. If it is popular and successful, all users will have access for 30 minutes at a time for at least 1 year and the online period could well be increased in the future. by Thaksin is a now a refuge for young orphans, and children whose parents are currently serving prison sentences. Mrs. Anong said that she had helped ease the plight of the less fortunate without expecting anything in return, and she felt really good when she could help them. Accordingly, Pattaya City submitted her details for consideration as a candidate to receive the award for helping the underprivileged to the Office of Welfare Promotion, Protection, and Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups (OPP), which was subsequently approved. Mrs. Anong was presented with the Outstanding Persons’ Award for 2008 by HRH Princess Somsawalee. If you want to give Mrs. Anong a hand, please call 087-535-2867, or visit her at the Inner City Community, Thepprasit, Soi 7, Moo 12.

guests. After the dedication, Mr. Adisorn Poneluke-in, the Deputy Speaker, proudly showed off his new mansion, ‘the Field of the Golden Sun House’, to the assembled guests, who included council members from Pattaya and Nongprue, local dignitaries and residents that had come to congratulate the new home owners. Following the view-

ing, they all enjoyed a Thai buffet. The house, situated on a 1 rai plot, has 7 rooms and

9 bathrooms and took 3 years to build. by Nana

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Babysitter Mugged Near Railway Line

A 47-year-old babysitter riding home late one evening, recently, was pursued by two teens on a motorbike, one of whom kicked her motorbike, causing it to crash. Dismounting, the two young thugs proceeded to beat her up, simultaneously demanding her valuables. Handing over all she possessed, the assailants then made off with her bike, leaving her shocked and petrified. Banglamung Police were notified of the mugging and that the female victim was waiting for assistance, near the railway line in Soi Nongprue. The police team sent to render assistance found a distraught Mrs. Sooksom Klaipleong, 47. She had a bleeding mouth and cuts and bruises on her face, as well as on her arms and legs. The victim told the officers that whilst she was riding her motorbike from Soi Nongket to Soi Nongprue, homeward bound, two teenagers on another motorbike had suddenly appeared from the gloom behind her. Drawing alongside, the pillion rider had lashed out with his foot, causing her to lose control and both she and the bike fell to the ground. Leaping off their bike, the young assailants then laid into her, with kicks and punches.

At the same time, they began demanding all her possessions and she was forced to hand over her mobile phone and Bt400. The muggers then sped away, stealing her motorbike in the process. A Good Samaritan saw her and phoned the police.

Mrs. Sooksom was given first aid at the crime scene and then transferred to Banglamung Hospital for further treatment. The police officers reportedly suspect that the young muggers were drug users, keen to raise cash to sustain their drug-habits. Recently, apparently, the price of drugs on the street has shot up, due to an ongoing police crackdown, forcing relatively hard up drug-users to increasingly resort to crime in order to obtain their drugs. A report had been filed and the police are searching for the young suspects in the hope of bringing them to justice; though, realistically, the prospects are not too good.

Poltergeist caused fatal road accident claims young life

I would imagine that just as the police believed they had heard it all, up pops this Thai/ Swiss national with a new one even for them. Mr. Patrick Zenneburger, was the driver of a red Mitsubishi Lancer wrapped around a tree, and in which one young student from Kingston College, Pattaya, aged 17, lost her life, and three others were badly injured. The accident occurred in the early hours of the morning on the SattahipPattaya road, 158 kilometer road marker, only 100 meters from a police box, in Moo 9, Najomtien. The vehicle had apparently swerved to avoid a head on collision at which time the driver lost control,

bounced off the road onto the central reservation and hit a tree. Police Lieutenant Anont Infong, Najomtien Police Investigator, was quickly on the scene after being alerted by a Sawang rojjanastan paramedic rescue team, where he found the red Mitsubishi firmly embedded around a tree within the central reservation and very badly damaged. Along with the rescue team they immediately rushed one of the passengers, Miss Patcharin Sree-in, aged 16, to hospital with serious neck and right wrist injuries and Mr. Wittawas Hin-on, aged 19, who only sustained minor injuries was treated on

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Ruthless Killer Gun Revenge Stabbing of Motorbike Taxi Driver Downs Huay Yai Grocery Store Owner

The owner of a small convenience store on SaibaanSaaknok Road, Huay Yai, was shot dead by one of two hooded assailants in front of two drinking companions, recently. Police suspect the motive for the shooting may have been jealousy, or a love entanglement. The assailants remain at large. Pol. Sub-Lt Seksan Atornkitjawat, Huai Yai Police Investigator, received a report of a shooting at the Huay Yai grocery store and dispatched a police and paramedic team to investigate. Arriving at the scene, police and Sawangboriboon paramedics found a typical Thai grocery shop, with a table containing food and a whisky bottle and two benches in front of the shop. The body of the dead victim, Mr. Jood Huay Yai, 45, the store owner, wearing a striped shirt and military-style trousers, was lying on the ground. He had been shot 3 times, sustaining wounds to the back, left ear and upper body. Police also found 3 bullet cartridges, which they kept as evidence. Mr. Banyong Popuek, 47,

the victim’s friend, told police that before the shooting occurred, they had been drinking, together with another friend. Suddenly, 2 men, one slim and the other chubby, rode up on a motorbike and parked near the store. The 2 then donned balaclavas and approached the table. One of them pulled out a gun and told the 2 drinking companions to duck, simultaneously shooting Mr. Jood, 3 times at close range. They then leapt on their motorbike and sped away in the direction of a nearby reservoir. Mr. Banyong said he wouldn’t be able to recognize the suspects, due to being petrified and having ducked under the table during the shooting. Questioning the deceased’s wife and friends, police were told that as far as they knew the victim had not recently had any disagreements or conflict with anyone. Nevertheless, police suspect some form of love entanglement as the motive, but reserve judgement until all the evidence has been presented. The assailants are still being hunted. by Somboon

site. The driver only received minor injuries so was quickly interviewed by the police to try and find the cause of this fatal road accident. Mr. Patrick Zenneburger, the driver, informed police officers that at approximately 11.30pm the previous evening he and his three friends had driven from Pattaya to Bangsare to check out a haunted house they had recently seen highlighted on a Thai TV program. Arriving at the spooky house he witnessed the ghostly apparition of a woman walking towards them, and frightened out of his skin he immediately ordered his friends back into the car for a quick getaway. Making his fast exit with Miss Patcharin in the passenger seat and the other two passengers in the rear he suddenly saw a garbage truck on a head on collision course and swerved to avoid the accident at which time he claims to have felt mystical powers at work, pulling on his steering wheel which caused him to

lose control. Unfortunately when the vehicle impacted with the tree, Miss Panadda was thrown out of the back seat and died instantly from a broken neck. A local motorbike taxi driver, who wished to remain anonymous, told reporters that the haunted house had previously been owned by a foreign man, but that the two storey house, with a basement had recently featured in a movie entitled ‘A Cobra Man‘. The house had been abandoned for some time and had recently been used by teenagers for LSD parties. It is claimed that a young woman was raped and murdered in the house and local residents believe it is her spirit that haunts the residence. Over the last few months the house has become very popular with young people wanting to experience the supernatural, but the local residents, who are very aware of the houses reputation, keep well away, especially after dusk. by Nana

Two days after having been assaulted by a motorcycle taxi gang, the still irate, vengeful victim decided to make a surprise knife attack on one of his previous assailants. The stabbing occurred in the early hours of the morning at a taxi rank in front of Alika Lodge, Soi Diana Inn, off Soi Buakhao. The police were alerted, but the stab victim’s cronies had already apprehended the knifeman, when the constabulary arrived. The police investigation team was dispatched as soon as the stabbing report reached the duty officer, Pol. Lt. Somchai Chaikananukoon, Assistant to the Chief of Pattaya Crime Suppression. On arrival at the incident scene, the police team found a 10-man coterie of motorcycle taxi drivers detaining the knifeman, Private Wasan Krailas, 23, with his weapon, a rusty, 1-metre knife, lying beside him. Apparently, Private Wasan had needed some Dutch courage, as he been drinking

before he stabbed the victim, Mr. Muan Samas, 31, in the head with the knife. The police arrested the culprit and confiscated the knife as evidence. Mr. Muan, a motorbike taxi driver from Surin, told the officers that while he was waiting for customers, Private Wasan had approached him and without warning had stabbed him in the head,. He said he had tried to avoid the blow, but without success, citing a nearby pool of blood as evidence. A number of Mr. Muan’s fellow motorbike taxi drivers, who were in the vicinity, came to his assistance and subdued the attacker before the police arrived. In custody, Private Wasan confessed to police that he had tried to kill Mr. Muan in retaliation for having been beaten up by the victim and some of his friends several days previously. He was charged with premeditated murder and is currently awaiting trial. by Somboon

Female Drug Dealer Busted

A recent undercover Police and Immigration sting to purchase 35 Yah Bah (methamphetamine) tablets netted a 29-year-old lady, who was apprehended with the four Bt1,000 notes used to entrap unwary criminals in the operation. Wilaluk Nonghanpitak was arrested, along with her 17-year-old business associate, Mr. Anont Soneruksa, and upon searching her rooms, police found a number of fake methamphetamine tablets. The young lady explained to the undercover officers that her husband had recently

been apprehended for drugs distribution, and the only way to help get him released from prison, was to follow in his footsteps and raise the large amount of money required to help secure his release. She explained that she loved her husband very much and this was the only way she could see to help him. Both were charged with ‘possession with intent to supply’ and are awaiting their day in court. She will certainly get to see her husband sooner than she expected, but, sadly, not under the best of circumstances!

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Randy Ex-Monk Lures Teenage Girl for Sex

One year ago, a monk at the Striped Bull Temple and his accomplice lured a teenage girl to the grounds of a Sri Racha factory and effectively raped her. The culprits swore her to silence under threat of violence, but the girl eventually confided in her boyfriend, who told the police. The former monk was subsequently arrested. Apparently, the lead perpetrator, Tawatchai Iam-ong, 24, who has since left the monkhood, and his accomplice, a Mr. Saengpetch, somehow lured the 17-year-old girl to the Thai Gypsum Industry Factory in Sri Racha, where they both forced her to have sex. They videoed the sexual assault and warned her that, unless she remained silent, they would distribute the

video, find her and beat her up. She was sufficiently intimidated that for a long time she told no one, but eventually did tell her boyfriend, who immediately took her to the police station. Reporting the matter to the police, the girl decided to press charges. Armed with an arrest warrant, a police team led by Pol.Lt. Col. Kreeta Tankanarat, Deputy Superintendent of the Children and Women’s Welfare Unit, hunted down the ex-monk, but his accomplice escaped and is still on the run. Ex-monk Tawatchai was arrested, but denied the charges and opted to remain silent. Nevertheless, he was charged with the sexual abuse of a minor, under 18 years-of-age.

2 British pedophiles captured, extradited back to the UK

Two convicted pedophiles, Mr. Thomas Charles Hadley, aged 58, and Mr. Brian Peter Nielson, aged 66, both British nationals, who had served 9 and 7 years respectively in the UK were recently apprehended in Thailand up to their old tricks. Local police and Immigration officers worked together to get these two sick individuals arrested and start extradition procedures to repatriate them to their home country for punishment. They had previously been convicted in the UK for the sexual assault

of young children, under the age of 15, in England, Cambodia and Thailand and had filmed the obscenities whilst committing these obscene acts. After being released from UK prison the two pedophiles apparently entered Thailand on a Tourist Visa after visiting other Asian countries and police and immigration officers became aware of their presence in Pattaya staying on Pattaya 3rd Road. The officers swooped to the location and the two individuals were arrested.

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Police Seize Over Bt700,000’s Worth of Counterfeit Goods

1,278 counterfeit branded items being sold in both Thepprasit Flea Market and Mike Shopping Mall by five individuals were impounded recently in a police swoop. All five were arrested. At a press conference, Pol. Cols. Jindaluang and Sarayoot, from the Chonburi and Pattaya Constabularies, respectively, announced the seizure of over Bt700,000’s worth of brand-copy clothing products, including shirts,

trousers, belts, watches, and baseball caps, and the consequent arrest of 5 sellers from Thepprasit Flea Market and Mike Shopping Mall. Those arrested were Miss Sasitorn Sreeanusorn, 22, Mr. Somkid Supanichi, 41, Mr. Worapon Mayom, 34, Miss Chaweewan Surai, 31, and Mr. Jedsada Leehokseng, aged 23. They will be charged with knowingly selling illegal branded-copies. by Nana

Unlucky Couple Burgled 4 Times in 3 Months

A Brit and his Thai wife, living off Pratumnak Road, have had the misfortune to be burgled four times in the three months they have lived there. Previously, they were out when the burglaries occurred, but on the last occasion, the wife was home alone in the late evening, when she was shocked to see a young man wielding a gun suddenly appear behind her in the bedroom, while

she was out on her balcony. He demanded her valuables, netting Bt5,000, a mobile phone and a notebook computer before fleeing the house. On being notified of the latest burglary by the housewife victim at 1:50 am, Pol.Lt.Col Preecha, Pattaya Police Investigator, immediately sent a team to investigate. Arriving at the scene, a 3-storey townhouse, the police team found

Medical Student Loses Finger on Ferry

A 20-year-old medical student from Bangkok, Mr. Worarat, was recently rescued from Larn Island by Bangkok-Pattaya Hospital after a freak accident severed one of his fingers. Fellow

medical students, traveling with the victim, informed our reporter that Mr. Worarat had casually been sitting at the side of the ferry for the trip back to the mainland, with his hand dangling over the

the disturbed home owners, Mr. Alan Robinson, 51, and his still frightened partner, Miss Chayanun Reunrerng, 41, from Chacherngchao, waiting apprehensively for them. Miss Chayanun told the police officers that she had been home alone on the top floor on the evening of the incident. Her husband, she said, had gone out to a friend’s bar 3 hours previously, at 10pm, and she had left the front gate unlocked for her husband’s return. Having just taken a shower, she was in the process of hanging out her underwear to dry on the balcony, when she turned to see a young man, aged between 18-20, wearing black clothes and holding a gun, standing in her bedroom. She was deeply shocked, even more so, when he told her not to look at his face and demanded that she hand over her valuables. She admitted to being petrified and started to cry, not daring to glance in his direction. Fortunately, the burglar was only interested in robbing her and took Bt5,000, a Nokia mobile phone and side, when, suddenly, part of one of the floats came adrift and a rogue piece of wood crushed and severed his finger. The amputated finger was stored in ice and taken to the hospital with the unfortunate traveller in the hope that it could be reattached.

a notebook computer, after which he dashed downstairs and out of the house, leaving her unharmed. Miss Chayanun spotted 2 apparent accomplices on motorbikes, one of which she recognised as being a Yamaha Fino, waiting for the burglar outside. After the trio had disappeared into the night, she managed to regain her composure and phoned her husband and the police. Mr. Alan told police that they had only lived in the townhouse for 3 months, but had already been broken into 3 times previously. The earlier break-ins had occurred while they were out. They had lost a great deal of money and valuable assets in the robberies, but as yet the police have had no success in tracing the culprits. Mr. Alan implored the police to attempt to locate the young robbers and prosecute them, before they cause any serious harm. The police fingerprinted the house and scanned the video footage of the CCTV, attached to the gate, to identify the latest perpetrator and his accomplices. They apparently suspect the teenage gang responsible live in the vicinity and must have kept the house under surveillance, as they evidently knew Miss Chayanun was home alone. The police are continuing their investigations and are confident of arresting the gang soon.

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Russian Circus now in Pattaya

The Russian Circus by special arrangement with the Tamga Star Co., Ltd. and The Pattaya Mayor’s Office and Strategy Co., Ltd., present “Russian Circus”. A brand new production created by Russian Circus, designed to be performed on a proscenium stage. The Russian Circus production is a show for children and adults alike, and each show begin as soon as the audience enters the theater. The foyer is filled with acrobats, clowns, costumed performers, dancers and theatergoers walk directly from the street into a traditional Russian Circus atmosphere. The current acrobat show is based on centuries-old Russian traditions and fables, and is narrated by mythical Russian characters. The production is a dramatic tale told and based on a foundation of the circus arts, and the famed performers of the Moscow Circus, in a Theater-Circus format. Combined with Russian dancers, acrobat gymnastic, human puppets, and ornate costumes and backdrops, the show combines drama, cultural history and most of all the excitement and entertainment that can only be created by some of the greatest circus performers on earth.

With its rich tradition and enviable reputation, The Russian Circus continues to be the standard by which all other circuses are judged. Produced on a proscenium stage, The Russian Circus shows allow audiences everywhere to experience one of the crown jewels of Russia’s rich cultural heritage and an evening of unforgettable excitement. Awaken your pulse in every minute of the hours, everyday from 7am. Reserve your seat for the unforgettable performance now at Thai ticket major and promotion ground, Central Pattaya Nua Call: 02 262 3456 for marketing and public relation call: 080 104 4884. by Nana

2 youngsters busted for selling marijuana on Walking Street

NEWS

Teen on shooting spree kills 1 and badly injures 2 A group of six friends were on a side road near the Nongyai Temple Kinderaten School, Moo 6, Naklua, to celebrate the last day of the annual religious ceremony of covering an image of Buddha with gold leaf at Nongyai Temple, when two riders on a motorcycle stopped a short distance away and one of them made his way towards the group. Mr. Pan, approached the group looking for the whereabouts of his little sister, the group explained that they had not seen her and did not know where she might be. At this stage Mr. Pan got agitated and started to lose his cool, so as the group were trying to calm him down, he took out a pistol and shot 8

times indiscriminately into the group. Mr. Noppadon Intana, aged 28, was shot with the 9mm pistol in the left leg and was taken to Banglamung hospital, Mr. Niran Tapyoi, aged 28, was shot in the chest, was in a critical condition but later died of his injuries in the Banglamung hospital and Mr. Tamnoon Tamcharoen, aged 27, was also shot in the chest and remains in a critical condition in Bangkok Pattaya hospital. Mr. Pan made a quick getaway after his shooting spree, Police officers found 8 discarded 9mm shells at the scene which they took for evidence, and plainclothes Police

Motorbike taxi rider delivers more than passengers!

Deciding that he could not make enough money as a motorbike taxi driver, one enterprising man turned to the darkside, drugs, to supplement his income. Police were tipped off that a local taxi rider in Jomtien, was delivering more than passengers and mounted an undercover operation to try and catch him in the act. Mr. Pontep or Tom Juntarakumneon, aged 45, was suspected of supplying marijuana and amphetamine tablets to teenagers and Thai and foreign tourists. Police followed his every move and before long they were able to apprehend him outside the White House Resort located on Jomtien Beach Road, Moo 12, during a sale and at which time they asked to search him and his transportation.

He was found to have four packs of marijuana on his person that he admitted he was trying to sell, and being a very honest fellow, informed Police officers that he had been in this line of work for a long time and they would find many more drugs at his home in another part of Jontiem. True to his word, upon searching his home, Police officers found 3,610 amphetamine tablets and 110 bags of marijuana. He confessed to Police that all the drugs were his own and been purchased to sell on at a profit. He had paid a Mr. Nont in excess of 320,000 baht for the drugs but had hoped to turn a tidy profit. It would seem that his long standing customers are going to have to find a new supplier for the foreseeable future? by Somboon

Motorbike mechanic accidentally shot Two youngsters were recently spotted trying to sell drugs to foreigners on Walking Street and an undercover operation headed by Police Captain Sarawoot Boonchai, assistant to Crime Suppression Chief, Pattaya Police Station, was launched to try and apprehend the entrepreneurs red handed. When the Police arrived at the scene, behind the Marine Hotel, they witnessed the youths approaching foreign tourists as they went about their business. The two boys were approached by undercover cops who identified themselves and requested to

search them. Mr. Weerachai Kanad, aged 23, and Mr. Bundit Klangkoon, aged 25, were then searched and 4 bags of marijuana were confiscated as evidence. The youths confessed that they had purchased the drugs from a young friend, with the intention of selling them on for between 300 and 400 baht per bag and had had a very lucrative business for quite some time. The two youths were arrested and charged with ‘possession for the purpose of distributing a category 2 drug’, and will have to wait for their day in court.

A motorbike repair man recently got a lot more than he bargained for when he went outside his workshop to find out the cause of all the load bangs. Pattaya Police officers led by Police Lieutenant Colonel Anuchet Kassomboon, Pattaya Police Investigator at Dongtan Sub-station, was called to the crime scene at soi 8 Teppasit in front of MN Motor Aura Center, after a telephone call from Mr. Chanchai’s colleague. At the scene they discovered Mr. Chanchai in a pool of blood and receiving medical attention from the rescue team before he was transferred to the Banglamung Hospital.

Later Mr. Chanchai was able to explain to the Police, that as he was mending a motorbike in his garage for a customer, he heard loud noises from outside that sounded like gunshots, and made his way outside to see what was going on. Outside his garage he noted a number of teenagers on motorbikes were responsible, but suddenly felt a sharp pain in his left leg and realized he had been shot. The Police will make further investigations, but on first observations, it would appear that the teenagers were out supposedly having fun, firing their guns for entertainment and Mr. Chanchai got caught up in the excitement.

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Youth found with pistol claims self preservation

Two young men were recently spotted acting suspiciously whilst riding a Yamaha Miro motorcycle, along North Road by a routine roadblock outside the Tesco/Lotus store by Police officers. Mr. Rangsree Pantong, aged 23, and Mr. Tawan Chanasepa, aged 28, were stopped by Police officers who explained that they wished to carry out a rou-

tine search of both the young men and their motorcycle. Mr. Rangsree was found to be position of a loaded .22 millimeter hand gun which he claimed he had bought from a friend solely for the purpose of defending himself against rivals. He was taken to the police station and charged with procession of a firearm without a permit. by Somboon

Brutal teen shooting kills one youngster

Towards the end of March in the early hours of the morning Police officers from the Crime Suppression Unit Banglamung, were contacted by officers from the Thepprasit Pattaya Police Box, requesting assistance with a fire arm incident. The Police officers accompanied by a Sawangboriboon paramedic rescue team quickly rushed to the scene. At the scene the rescue team found Mr. Atit Ngernjun or Golf, aged 17, who had been shot four times in the chest, stomach, arm and leg and was laying in a pool of blood in a critical condition. He was given emergency treatment at the road side but was unfortunately pronounced dead on arrival at the Banglumung hospital. Mr. Meechai Ngernjun, aged 21, the victim’s older brother, told attending Police officers that with his young brother and two friends they had enjoyed a nice quite evening at the DD Herbal Drink Restaurant in South Pattaya and were making their way home. Waiting at the intersection for the lights to turn green, they were approached by four teenagers, one of them a girl on a Yanaha Fino and Honda Wave motorbikes. Suddenly

two of the teenagers pulled out pistols and asked the questions, “What are you looking at? Do you want to get shot in the head? Do you think your motorbikes will travel faster than my bullet?” Hoping to avoid confrontation they ignored the questions and as the lights turned to green continued their trip towards home. When they reached soi Khaotalo 3, the teenagers pulled alongside them again and opened fire, hitting his younger brother four times before speeding off into the distance. The brother added that they were not part of any gang and therefore had no rivals, he could not understand why they should have been singled out for this treatment apart from a random act, by bully teenagers, on some kind of insane trip shooting live ammunition and killing indiscriminately for entertainment. Police officers have filed a report and will endeavor to catch the killers as soon as possible and bring them to justice. The family of the deceased young man have promised the Police every co-operation with their investigations and urge them to catch the gang before they can strike again. by Somboon

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BUSINESS NEWS

The Oasis Spa (Thailand) recently became certified by Thailand Ministry of Public Health as Thai World Class Spa, one of only 23 in Thailand. The Trophies were officially presented to Chiang Mai Oasis Spa, Lanna Oasis Spa and Bangkok Oasis Spa

Recently, Bangkok Airways was announced the “Best Regional Airline” at the gala function of the Go Asia Award Presentation 2009 held during the ITB 2009 in Berlin. Mr. Keerati Chantree, Bangkok Airways’ Sales Manager – Frankfurt Office, received the accolade on

Oasis Spa received the Thai Spa World Class Standard from Thailand Ministry of Public Health

by HRH Princess Srirasmi at “Thai Spa to The World Showcase 2009” at Siam Paragon, Bangkok. Shown here receiving the awards are Oasis Spa Management lead by Toby Allen, Sirikul Toonkham, Manatchanok Yodwut, Earth Saiswang and Pakin Ployphicha.

Bangkok Airways wins “Best Regional Airline” at Go Asia Award 2009 in Berlin

Phuket Choice Destination for Southeast Asia’s First Radisson Plaza

Resort on Track for 2009 Second Half Opening

Radisson Plaza, the premium extension of the upscale, full service hotel brand, Radisson® Hotels & Resorts, will be introduced in Southeast Asia this year with the opening of the new Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach in Phuket, Thailand. This new Radisson Plaza

is scheduled to open in the second half of this year, and will be the first of seven new Radisson Plaza properties to open under the Carlson Hotels Worldwide portfolio in Asia Pacific. Carlson is the parent company of Radisson® Hotels & Resorts. The group plans to quadruple the

Centara Hotels & Resorts appointment General Manager for Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives Mr. Gerd Steeb, President of Centara Hotels & Resorts recently announced the appointment of Mr. Grant Jefferies as General Manager of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Grant’s career in hospitality began at the tender age of 6 by cleaning glasses at his parent’s hotel in Southeast Queensland, Australia. From humble beginnings, Mr.Grant Jefferies, General Grant began a journey of Manager of Centara Grand traveling and working in hotels and resorts around Island Resort & Spa Maldives. develop an ability to view the world. Grant has over 20 years of issues from many perspecexperience in the hospitality tives whilst remaining foindustry working in Austra- cused on the fundamentals lia, New Zealand, New York, of good management. With UK, Singapore, Maldives a penchant for pre-openings, and multiple world cruises Grant will embark on anon the Queen Elizabeth 2 other journey in opening the (QE2). Such an expansive Centara Grand Island Resort career has enabled Grant to & Spa Maldives.

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number of hotels in Thailand within the next two years, adding close to 1,500 rooms in key destinations including Bangkok and Phuket. “The opening of this resort marks an important milestone for the brand, as we will be present in one of the most stunning and sought after resort destinations of the region,” said Jean-Marc Busato, managing director – Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels Worldwide. “It will be a signature resort in Phuket’s expanding and diversified tourism offering and will bring an added dimension in breadth and product appeal,” he added. The 211-room resort will include 14 ocean villas and 15 pool villas with an infinity edge plunge pool. It will feature three meeting rooms, including a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows for banquets, which can accommodate up to 170 people banquet style or 220 people in theatre style. Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach will

behalf of the company from Mr. Gunter Fritsch, the President of the Federal State Parliament of Brandenburg. The merit was the result of votes cast through www. goasia.de from over 8,000 German-speaking readers of the Reise + Preise Magazine during October 1, 2008 – February 15, 2009. also feature three free-form swimming pools, Talay Spa - a wellness spa facility with six treatment rooms, Form - a lifestyle fitness centre, Sapparot Club - a dedicated zone for children, as well as a range of activities including kayaking, windsurfing, yoga and meditation. The resort entwined amidst ten acres of lush flora and fauna is not only an ideal wedding venue, but also caters to families, couples, honeymooners and moderate sized meeting groups. It will be the only resort in Phuket serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine at its signature restaurant Azur. “Embracing the diversity of various market segments, the resort’s team of dedicated employees will help ensure that the Radisson brand’s commitment of Engaging guests with genuine hospitality, will foster return business,” said Neil Taylor, general manager, Radisson Plaza Resort Phuket Panwa Beach. Carlson Hotels Worldwide is one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 1,000 locations in 74 countries globally.

Dusit Thani’s new Sales Manager

Chonticha Praditwattana is Dusit Thani Pattaya’s newly-appointed Sales Manager for Governments and Embassies. A graduate of Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Assumption University (ABAC) in Bangkok, Ms. Praditwattana will be in charge of accounts from the market segment in securing business relationship with the five-star hotel.

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VIPs from Cairo

AROUND PATTAYA

Dusit Thani Pattaya warmly welcomed VIPs from Cairo, Egypt on their short visit to the hotel.recently. In photo from left to right, Dorrothy Kam, hotel Director of Sales and Marketing; Oranuch Chantramala, Dusit Club Manager; Grigoryan; Ruben Grigoryan; David Rezaieh; Rezaieh, Chairman of Blue Crest 7 Inc. and owner Dusit Thani Lake View Cairo; Thidsida Shingrissri, hotel Director of Rooms Division.

Siam City Hotels and Resorts make donation

Mrs. Kamala Sukosol (centre), president of Siam City Hotels & Resorts and to her left, family members Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi and Krissada Sukosol Clapp in conjunction with Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd. present a cheque for 2,104,313 Baht raised from the Charity Concert “Kamala Sukosol: Highlights Concert”, to Khunying Priyangsri Watanakun (2nd left), Assistant Secretary-General and Director of Fund Raising Bureau, Thai Red Cross Society, for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society at Siam City Hotel’s Club Siam recently.

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Hi! visits Pattaya Marriott DTAC’s executive meeting

Somsak Tanruengsri, General Manager of Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa welcomed Vee Marr, Sr.Director of Advertising and Public Relations and Pattharapol Puengboonpra, MD of Hi! Magazine at their visit to the resort. Picture left to right, Asanee Intaring, Pattharapol Puengboonpra, Somsak Tanruengsri and Vee Marr.

Paolo Randone (left), Guru (General Manager) of dusitD2 baraquda pattaya and his team welcomed Tore Johnsen (2nd left), Chief Executive Officer) of Total Access Communication PLC. (DTAC), on their first Leadership Development Seminar which was held on 14th March 2009 at dusitD2 baraquda pattaya.

Fabulous Sunday Brunch celebrity gathering @ Mantra

Executive Horizon Club welcomes H. E. Ambassador Dr. Hanns Heinrich Schumacher

Khun Patcharasri ‘Kalamare’ Benjamas (4th right) and Khun Woody Wuttitorn Milintajinda, together with their close friends, were warmly welcomed for the Fabulous Sunday Brunch at Mantra Restaurant & Bar, by Dhaninrat Klinhom, Director of PR (5th right), and Krongthong Namtiwong, Mantra Restaurant Manager (1st right).

Malaysian Ambassador welcomed at Dusit

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Hanns Heinrich Schumacher (right), was warmly welcomed by Mr. David Cumming (left), General Manager of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, on a recent stay at the executive Horizon Club, in the luxurious 5-Star Ocean Tower of Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya.

Graduation ceremony at Diana Hotel

Ironman World Championship

The Malaysian Ambassador, H.E. Datu Husni Zai Bin Yaacob (2nd left) recently paid a visit to Dusit Thani Pattaya. His Excellency was welcomed by Chonticha Praditwattana (left), hotel Sales Manager for Government & Embassies and Dorrothy Kam, Director of Sales & Marketing.

Excellent “Auto-Focus” speaker at Austcham

Pattaya hotelier Stephane Bringer from Woodlands Hotel & Resort recently participated within the past 3 weeks in 2 Ironman Triathlon events (Ironman Malaysia & Ironman Singapore) and his efforts paid off as he won a qualification spot to represent Thailand at the Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater, Florida on November 14th, 2009. An Ironman triathlon comprise of a gruesome 3.8km. swim, 180km. cycling and 42km. running.!

The Diana Inn Hotel, were pleased recently to be able to hand out certificates to students who had graduated from their Hotel School with the certificates presented by Pattaya Mayor Mr. Ittiphol Khunpluem. Mrs. Junyarut Kanjanaboot, Director of Pattaya School Number 3, along with teachers, directors of the school, local dignitaries and of course the students themselves were all very proud of the achievements of the graduates. This year 27 students graduated from the school and Mrs. Sopin Teppajuk, Managing Director of Diana Business Group, had the great pleasure of handing out two 30,000 baht scholarships which were from the proceeds of the Diana Gold Charity Golfing event. In Conjunction with the Australian Chamber of Commerce popular “Sundowner” get-together events in Pattaya, there is usually a car industry members meeting known as the “Auto Focus Group.” The March meeting saw Mr. Supachai Manusphaibool from his MR & TS cross cultural company, speak on downsizing (staff) in troubled times with a minimum of complications. This was one of the most concise and interesting addresses that the members have had, and was of huge benefit to both employers and employees. The sponsors for the actual “Sundowner” were the Hard Rock Hotel and Toll Logistics Thailand.

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AROUND PATTAYA

Central Summer Fashion Show

Cafe New Orleans host Crew from the USNS Concord

The USNL Eastern seaboard Council hosted a party for the officer and crew of the visiting support ship the USNS Concord. There was plenty food and drinks available for all and Steve Burke the JAG Officer of the Council put on a great spread, which was much enjoyed by all. President Peter mentioned in his brief speech that these ships visit are very important for Pattaya helping everyone getting through the lean times.

Party and Prizes at the orphanage

Central Festival Pattaya Beach recently had the “Central Blossom Summer Fashion Show 2009”. It was held on the 2nd floor of the Central Department Store, where models and invited guests from Pattaya City, showed the latest summer collection of Lacoste, Benetton and Billabong.

Good Health Magazine holds photo shoot at Ravindra

Now here was a party with a difference that entertained everyone associated with the Pattaya Orphanage, as well as being a time of celebration, it was also an awards night for staff and students, who had excelled during the past year. Notable amongst the VIPs were the Director, Fr. Micheal, The Chairman, Bishop Thienthai, Director Khun Toi and Vice Director Fr. Kitsada. Pictured are some of the VIPs and staff who were recognised for their great efforts throughout the year.

British Star Rocks on in Pattaya

The April edition of ‘Good Health Magazine’ will feature Thai movie sta Goi Ratchawin Wongwiriya, on its front cover and inside which was shot at the famous Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa. The owners of the magazine, Namfon (rain drop) Koonlanut Pariyawat, and her boyfriend, Mr. Stephan Salamone, chose the resort for its spectacular views and location.

Mr. Darryl Read is recorded in Rock-n-Roll history books as being the world’s first “punk rocker” and still has his band in Berlin, but also travels around the world doing various gigs. He has recently become a regular visitor to Pattaya, and we caught up with him at the Blues Factory off Walking Street, where he put on a special one night guest artist performance, and really had the place rocking. Darryl has taken a liking to Pattaya and is considering using it as a base for his appearances in America and future shows in S.E. Asia.

PILC lunch at Toscana

The Pattaya International Ladies Club held a coffee morning meeting at Trattoria Toscana Restaurant on Beach Road, with 117 ladies in attendance including 3 new members. President Gillian Thom brought all members up to date with what is happening over the next few months both on the social side and welfare activities. This includes Trivia Night on Saturday 2nd May and a Garage Sale on Saturday 6th June at Phu Luang in conjunction with the Rayong Ladies Circle. Anyone wanting to join the group, or who would like more information about its various activities, should telephone Gillian Thom, President, on 081 7626003 or e-mail to pilc262@yahoo.com

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Pattaya’s Emergency Services

by Peter Lloyd I had the misfortune recently to be in two places where incidents had taken place which luckily received a speedy response from Pattaya’s excellent emergency services. The first was a shophouse/ apartment fire a few weeks ago, when I was amazed to see the speed of arrival and the large number of attending emergency vehicles. There were many people deployed to direct traffic, keep gawkers in check, ensure the free running of traffic on Jomtien Beach Road as well as keeping the side roads free for emergency vehicles. I was also struck by the hive of emergency activity around the burning premises. I was deeply impressed with what I saw that night. I counted well over 25 emergency vehicles – ambulances, police, fire and

rescue vehicles attending the incident. As it turned out, the fire was manageable, and no major injuries occurred, but had it been a major conflagration like the Santika fire in Bangkok, I felt sure there were enough emergency vehicles and individuals to cope. I saw another incident recently when a motorbike with two people on it somehow came to be wedged under a seven ton coach, right at the junction of Thappraya Road and Jomtien Beach Road, where the number of emergency vehicles, ambulances and support trucks arriving also surprised me. The accident had just happened as I was passing, and there was a woman motorbike passenger who was quickly pulled out. She looked like she had broken

her leg. Unfortunately for the male rider, he was trapped by his ankle under the bus.

Help is at hand

At first, I noticed that the only people helping out were motorbike taxi drivers, and a beach attendant, and every few minutes the crowd seemed to double; the traffic backed up heavily

try to lift the coach off the poor guy’s ankle. People even tried to rock the coach to free his leg, and then lift the coach (had they lifted from the bottom it might have moved, but all

to walk around. They do things well at Royal Cliff, and if I were booking a conference, it wouldn’t be in smoggy, traffic-choked Bangkok, but in the tranquil grounds of Royal Cliff, right on the sea. That’s got to be a nobrainer. Maybe the powers that be really do read my column, because a couple of months ago I said, just after the airport closure, that Pattaya City Hall would try to take over U-Tapao, that Pattaya’s PEACH business attractiveness represented a huge growth area, and that “in future, maybe people will see that holding important regional governmental summits in safe and secure destinations like Pattaya should be considered more seriously than in Bangkok, especially when Pattaya must now be rated the Number 1 Thai city in terms of good and stable governance, tourism facilities and political safety.” Never a true word eh.

About a year ago a friend asked me what kind of business I would invest in in Thailand if I had unlimited money. I told him I’d buy or create a semi-professional football club in Pattaya, then seek to develop its brand to maximize advertising revenues and kit sales, build up a fan base in Pattaya, and at the same time agitate for the setting up of a more professional football league in Thailand to strengthen the game at club and eventually at international level for the country, and try to develop relationships with foreign clubs. I would be looking to maximise revenue streams and build capital value in the team as a business. It just seemed to me that Pattaya could do with, and was so big it could probably sustain, a Pattaya-branded footy team. It therefore came as a big surprise when recently one of the most highly politically connected families in the region, the Mayor’s of Pattaya’s family, in a brilliant Thaksin-style move, bought (or took over) a football team, and renamed it Pattaya United, which they are now aggressively marketing locally, having already secured Chang as a sponsor. This is good for the city and for Thai football, in my opinion, because it is another badge of respectability for the city, and something else for Thai and expat Pattayans

Pattaya’s International Reputation

Unthinkable until very recently, I was pleased to see the recent announcement that the next international East Asian Summit would be held in Pattaya, at the Royal Cliff Resort. Unfor-

and Phuket did not have the capacity to accommodate the many thousands of people who will be attending the event. And the PEACH conference hall at Royal Cliff offered world class

A Peach of a facility

tunately this is just as Songkran descends, so attendees will see Pattaya in its full idiotic water-wasting glory if they dare to venture out of their hotels, which could offend some attendees from countries which have a more severe shortage of water, but good news for Pattaya nonetheless. The summit is being held in Pattaya because Bangkok was ruled out over fears of red shirt mob protests,

conferencing facilities (PEACH stands for promotions, entertainment and corporate hospitality). This follows on from a recent ASEAN defence minsters’ summit which was also held at the Royal Cliff, and it is a deserved tribute to the Resort, which bravely invested many millions of dollars in upgrading and expanding its conference facilities, and whose grounds are a delight

in both directions, and shoddy and useless car jacks were produced to

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they did was roll it back, further trapping the guy’s leg). There was no-one in authority to take charge and it was largely unfocussed chaos. Fifteen minutes into the incident, which happened 30 steps (I counted) from the Jomtien police box, and still no police were at the scene, until a policeman on a motorbike finally arrived. Then the first of many sirens was heard and a vehicle with flashing lights roared up the road, screeching to a halt. Then another, then another, then another. In the end I counted four rescue pickups and FIVE ambulances of varying sizes attending this incident. I couldn’t help thinking this was overkill for one guy on a motorbike, or that the afternoon must have been particularly slow accident-

wise, or, perish the thought, that these many-vehicle accident responses are simply organisations in competition with each other. Mind you, if I were trapped under a truck or being otherwise scraped off the road, I would welcome every screaming siren, every medical attendant, every scrap of helpful encouragement I could get. Eventually the motorcyclist was freed, put on a stretcher and rushed to hospital; the huge crowd dispersed, the traffic thinned, the police investigation began, and the accident became just another small item in the local news, but I couldn’t help reflect that, for better or for worse, Pattaya is lucky to have such an overwhelming emergency response capability. Let’s hope it’s never really needed.

to rally around. It brings a new sense of civic pride in the City. On a Thailand footballing level it is an encouraging sign of a more disciplined organizational approach to the game. Who knows, in the future many of Thailand’s best footballers won’t have to go to Vietnam to play at a much higher level than the club football currently played in Thailand. Being an Everton fan, which

for my sins I am, I suspect the ex-Everton player who now manages the Thailand national team, Peter Reid (not to be confused with Pattaya Today’s very own Brit Peter Read), will be happy to see this latest professional development in Thai club football, but he may also be as surprised as I was to see the uncanny resemblance the shape of Pattaya United’s shield bears to Everton’s own unusual design.

Pattaya United FC

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PM Abhisit Makes All Out Effort to Increase Economic Confidence and Ease Social Woes Dear Sir / Madam, Congratulations are in order for your fine newspaper publication, which is certainly the most widely read in Pattaya, and the most highly sought after publication amongst the expat community. However I have serious doubts about the accuracy of the ‘Pete’s Peregrinations’ on page 14 of your issue of 1 – 15th March, in an article titled Tragic Gun Murders (Not in Pattaya) in relation to the murder of two Russian girls. The author Mr. Peter Lloyd quotes “--- the last gun murder of foreigners, tragically, being the poor Russian girls on Jomtien Beach in 2007 by an opportunist Thai thief”. I think there was more to it than that.

Dear Madam/Sir, In the part of the beach I patronize I as well as a few other guests used to have the more comfortable chaises longues instead of deckchairs that are mainly supplied. Suddenly the tenants claim that those chaises longues are no longer allowed due to police orders in respect of equal equipment on all parts of the beach(es)… Can you shed

Mr. Roger Whittle, Pattaya. Dear Roger, Many thanks for your complimentary remarks about Pattaya Today. As for your comments on Peter Lloyd’s statements about the murders of the Russian girls, unfortunately space and discretion preclude us from publishing them. We in the media are dependent on what the police choose to tell us, and, in this case, police press releases insisted that the murders were committed by an opportunistic thief, the courts convicted the attacker on that baisis, and we have not seen any evidence to the contrary. Nor are we aware of any other foreigners in Pattaya who have been killed by guns since those tragic deaths. Motorcycle Taxi Meters for Asia? A so called, self proclaimed entrepreneur has started the process of recruiting investors to design and manufacture taxi fare meters for all motorcycle taxis in the Asian area.

any light on this problem and particularly on how to overcome it? Thanks and regards, Alexander Minor Dear Alexander We have investigated this matter and it seems the reason the chaise longues were taken off the beach was a question of the allocation of space to the respective letters of deckchairs. These spaces are strictly defined and the infringement on neighbouring zones has often resulted in confrontations and violence between the various letters in the past. Additionally, chaise longues take up a disproportionate amount of space, which could be filled with more deckchairs and thus earn more revenue for the letter. May we suggest that you move beaches to one where chaise longues are still rented out. Dear Editor, I’ve noticed that Thai men seem to be able to have loads of mia nois, but my Thai wife isn’t too keen on me having one. Have you got any explanations for this? Yours faithfully, Bert Green

At this time there is no working model of this product to take to any patent office as yet, so the motorcycle taxi using community may have time to put a stop to this lunacy......This means you and I pay more to get to and from wherever we are going, by the quickest and for now the cheapest means of transport available to us. We would like to hear from you with your comments on this new concept, set to increase the cost of living and doing business for us all. Please contact us at nobiketaximeters@ gmail.com Best regards, A Concerned Group of Consumers, Dear Spokesman for the Concerned Group of Consumers, Sorry we had to cut down your letter, but we are restricted in terms of space. We share your concern about the prospect of higher taxi fares, due to the possible introduction of motorcycle taxi meters, which is obviously not in the general public interest. We would encourage interested parties to communicate with you via Email, so that a pressure group may be formed to nip this device in the bud.

Dear Bert, The question of mai nois is definitely an interesting one. It’s not commonly known that Thailand used to practise polygamy, i.e. having more than one wife or husband. However, this practise was supposedly stopped by King Rama V. Thais being somewhat conservative and loathe to give up interesting pastimes reinterpreted the idea of polygamy into the idea of concubinage, or having lots of girlfriends; a practice apparently popular across the board. This was institutionalised in the practice of minor wives, mia nois, which made perfect sense as it is a support for poor women. However, it seems somewhat chauvinistic as there seem to be few minor husbands. Your Thai wife might have accepted you having a mia noi if you’d been Thai, but she’s probably loathe to share you and your vast resources with other ladies.

After the worst economic downturn since the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has announced a raft of measures to combat Thailand’s economic problems, which include unemployment, expected to hit the 1 million mark in 2009. PM Abhisit luckily survived a no-confidence debate in Parliament on 21 March, which a government spokesman said will show the international community that it is following democratic principles. The PM said the government was launching an intensive job training programme, which will teach computer, service industry and other skills to selected candidates aged from 18 – 60, some of whom may also receive business start-up funding following the courses. Thailand’s economy, the second largest in Southeast Asia, expanded by an overall 2.6% in 2008. But in Q1, 2009, the economy’s performance, forecasts say, is likely to be on a par with, or even worse than Q4, 2009, when it shrank by 4.3%. To attempt to remedy such negative trends, the government will also introduce several more economic stimulus packages and borrow up to Bt70 billion from foreign sources to invest in infrastructure projects, such as building roads, water resources, education, transportation and health care. “The political situation has become more stable and the international community understands our country better,” PM Abhisit said, praising his government’s progress to date. Over the next three years, the government intends to invest about Bt1. 4 trillion in these and other large-scale projects, including high speed trains. The government earlier injected Bt116.7 billion into the economy to stimulate demand and create jobs, some of which will be given as one-off handouts to several million low-income employees and government officials. Meanwhile, the PM is encouraging dissidents, notably the pro-Thaksin Red Shirts, to give up their protests and join the populace as a whole in co-operation during this period of economic downturn. He admitted that he is concerned that he will face ongoing political problems following his survival of the recent no-confidence motion, but he stressed that he is adamant in his endeavour to solve these and other problems and will not allow the troubled political situation to deflect him from his avowed intent. This statement came as the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship was preparing to stage a mass rally in Bangkok, on March 26, of between 200,000 to 300,000 Red Shirts from over 50 provinces across Thailand. Regarding tourism, which saw numbers dwindle in 2008 to 14 million visitors, 1.5% down on 2007, stimulus measures will include encouragement for medical tourism, and the meetings and events sectors, as well as TAT-sponsored schemes, such as travel agent support, mainly via an online training scheme and diversification of venues, with a series of farm trips. As for the strife-ridden southern provinces, PM Abhisit said the military and police authorities are prepared to send 4,000 additional rangers to the region in an attempt to stem the intensified insurgency. The PM also said it was vital to provide better life chances for the youth via education, so as to prevent the insurgent networks from recruiting disaffected youth into their operations. In addition, the PM is launching a new war on drugs from April to September, but one which will not make the same mistakes as Thaksin’s 2003 controversial crack-down, which involved over 2,500 extra-judicial killings. In contrast, PM Abhisit said “We must decisively crack down on drugs’ usage ..... but I can assure you that my government will be guided by the principles of democracy, good governance, transparency and respect for justice and the rule of law.”

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By: Mr. Ponthep Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Mrs.Darunee Werachon, Thai Solicitor & Accountant of WERACHON LAW OFFICE, 315/304, Moo 12 Theppasit Road (Soi 12) Nongprue,Banglamung,Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Kingdom of Thailand Tel:(038)304 084,(038) 251 533Fax: (038) 304 027 Mobile: 081 423 4255,089 889 6483, Website: www.thaisolicitor.com, e-mail: thai@werachonlawyers.com

In Pattaya, many expats become ignorant by the misconception to judge everything around them by their heart not brain. Some may involve themselves in

Decorum 10th Anniversary Decorum Furniture & Decoration celebrates their 10th year anniversary by offering their customers, free design on house and condos. For more information, visit their shop at South Pattaya Road next to Friendship Supermarket or call 038.410.763, 038.420.203 Jazz Pit Pub Live entertainment every day, except Tuesday, at Jazz Pit Pub featuring Jazz Pit duo Rein on Vocals and Thomas on Guitar. All musicians and jazz singers are welcome every Monday with the weekly Jam session from 8pm to 12mn. Located on soi 5, beach road Pattaya. Free Character Portraits at the new Gŭbái Art Gallery Gallery owner and fine artist Jieng Sae Jern is offering a special invitation to visit the Gŭbái Art Gallery on Thursdays from noon to 6PM for tea, conversation and your own free character portrait. Jieng Sae Jern was born in China and, with his family, fled to freedom in Thailand during the Cultural Revolution. He has returned to China for extensive study in classical arts which is reflected in his eclectic and contemporary applications. He has a deep interest in creating works which allow a western perspective to touch the spirit of traditional Chinese artistic expression. The Gŭbái Art Gallery is on Third Road between South Pattaya Road and Tony’s Gym. Call Khun

LEGAL corner today

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Ignorance of law does no excuse

illegality without the real knowledge of what they do. The ignorance means the state of lacking a proper knowledge which never means the stupidity. All laws in Thailand are written down in the forms of codes or acts for the main law, and royal degrees or regulations in the subordinate law. For criminal laws, the Penal Code of Thailand was enacted in 1956. This code was influenced by the Penal Code of India which was drafted by the then British ruler. The other criminal offences are in many acts, royal degrees and regulations. Thai criminal laws are quite secular. How many laws are there in Thailand? Nobody can give the correct answer. How can you abide by the plethora of laws? Some behaviors can be

Jieng on 083.990.5346 for more information. Casa Pascal & Poseidon Restaurant Free Flow Wine Buffet Kim and Pascal from Casa Pascal & Poseidon have once again brain stormed what could be the best suitable culinary offer for you. No worry, no hurry! Free Flow Wine Buffet , a wonderful way to enhance your meal ! You can sample all of the wines , and it is à discretion (free flow)! Schlemmer Wine Buffet, 2 different white and red wines from Europe, 195 550. Culinary Wine Buffet, 4 different white and red wines from around the world, representing wonderful wines from excellent winemakers, 340 p. bottle 385 p. 8,5 dl 890. Gourmet Wine Buffet, 2 different white and red Wines from around the world. Special selected wines, usually not offered by the glass. Famous for their superiority and taste, 800 1750. Live Jazz at Manhattans Manhattans Restaurant & Bar is the hottest new venue in Pattaya for lovers of great live jazz. Saturday nights in the cocktail bar, customers can enjoy the spontaneous fusion of a jam session featuring a variety of talented local musicians. The entertainment starts at 7.30pm until 11pm. On the first Saturday of every month, a jazz concert in the restaurant featuring top-drawer guest singers and the superb Manhattans Band. To complement the fabulous

easily judged of being evil by itself (mala in se) which is a serious crime or an act that is inherently immoral,

such as murder, arson or rape. However, it is still questionable to judge the criminality of mercy killing or statutory rape. The statutory rape becomes the most criminal offence committed by many expat

tourists in Pattaya who commit the sexual intercourse with a person under the age of consent regardless of whether it is against that person’s will. Most of them always excuse themselves that they do not have knowledge of this law especially the age of consent. “Ignorantia juris non excusat” is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content. In the European law countries with a tradition of Roman law, they use the expression of “nemo censetur ignorare legem” which means nobody is taught to ignore the law. However, some acts are criminal merely because it is prohibited by the law which we call “mala pro-

hibita” or “prohibited evil”, e.g., anti-smoking law in pubic or ban of selling alcohol during the election or Songkran days. The basis for the distinction between “mala inse” and “mala prohibita”, between one might call a crime and an offence, or between what one might call a felony and a misdemeanour. Thailand adopts this doctrine in Section 64.- of the Penal Code “Ignorance of law shall not excuse a person from criminal liability. But, if the court is of opinion that, according to the nature and circumstances, the offender may not have known that the law has provided such act to be an offence, the court may allow such person to produce evidence before it, and the court believes that the doer does not know that the law has so provided, the court may inflict

less punishment to any extent, that that provided by the law for such offence” This doctrine assumes that the law in question has been properly published and distributed, for example being printed in a government gazette. In a reality, the accessibility of the laws in Thailand is not widely opened for foreigners. The prominent example is about the substance which can be considered as a narcotic drug. The government by the Ministry of Public Health issues the ministerial announcement about the quantity of cough medicine you can have in your possession. Even I who have been licensed since 1981 cannot find the right answer for this announcement. What will happen to you who are the ignoramus in this land?

music, Manhattans Executive Chef, Steve Manning creates unique cuisine for each event. The next jazz concert is Saturday 4th. Manhattans is proud to present Grace Nabong & The Manhattans Band. Enjoy 3 hours of sensational jazz & blues classics with a delicious Latin flavour. To make a reservation call 038 259 790 or visit www.manhattans-pattaya.com Crab Craziness at Mantra Mantra delights in presenting you with regal Alaskan King Crab for your dining pleasure, this April! Revel in a diverse and sensationally seductive menu brimming with sushi, salads, spicy chilli options and perfectly baked or poached creations. Let Superchef Supachai put yet another deserving smile on your face! For reservations contact 038. 429.591 or email an enquiry & be sure to visit www.mantrapattaya.com Splish Splash Songkran Celebrate the Songkran Water Festival in style at Amari Orchid Resort & Tower. Join this memorable Thai New Year Night with their Duo Band providing the entertainment and a whole host of amazing Thai & international delicacies from the sumptuous buffet, from 18.30hrs onwards at the poolside. Only THB 850++ per person. Call 038 418 418 for more details. Pattaya archery club The club shoots on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 10.00 a.m. and finishing around noon.

Anyone is welcome and coaching and use of equipment is free for beginners. Phone Eric on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattaya-archeryclub.com Kings Club Getaway Package Experience lifestyle of the privileged superstar, the package includes exclusive access to our Rock ‘n’ Roll “Kings Club Lounge”, private checkin/out, buffets breakfast, evening cocktails and one-time FREE Mini Bar Set in room. If that’s not enough we also provide a FREE internet access, 10% discount on food and drink (except mini-bar and room service) and 15% off on relaxing treatments in our Spa only for the superstar like you! Choral group starts Two expats living in the Pattaya-Jomtien area are now forming a choral group for both fun and performances. Contact Len on 087 783 5079 or email him at praglenus@ yahoo.com as all interested are welcome. New Ecologies art expo A contemporary art exhibition comes to Pattaya at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort, in conjunction with Gallery Opium and art critic Brian Curtin, January 29 to April 25. Themes include globalisation, rapid development, capitalization, cultural identity, political instability etc. Contact Brian Curtin on 089 163 8102 or Alan Kirkland Roath on 038 303040. New Ecologies challenges our perceptions of what’s going on. Onward with Optimists The Optimist International Club of Thailand is now meeting at Shenanigans, 2nd Road, at The Avenue lifestyle mall. Meeting times noon on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Further information from Drew Noyes on 084 111 7999 or drewnoyes@gmail.com

Cafe New Orleans All You Can Eat for 299 baht plus. Sabado night, an evening for Pinoy and friends of Pinoy, at Cafe New Orleans, Pattayaland soi 2, every Saturday night. Filipino food and unlimited soft drinks. Salamat Poo!! Greg’s Kitchen With over 30 years experience, chef Greg Sulis has the very best of British and international cuisine at Greg’s Kitchen on Second Road (just before Bangkok Bank, opposite Soi 6 or Yodsak). Generous portions and top quality menu. Said to be a favourite stopping place for British embassy staff! Basketball at Tony’s Mixed age basketball – pick up games. Monday and Wednesday evenings 5 pm – 7 pm or later. Tony’s new top floor gym on 3rd Road at South Pattaya Road, across from fitness centre. Take elevator to 5th floor, covered and lighted court. Phone 086 596 0966 (Jack). Celebrate Easter at Sheraton You are invited to celebrate the special day with a memorable buffet on the Gulf of Siam featuring traditional Easter Festival dishes and seasonal delights from around the world. The Easter Day Brunch is offered at a modest tariff of THB 899++ for adults and 50% discount for children age 4-11 years. So guests can make the most of the occasion, the buffet hours have been especially extended from 12 p.m. until 3.30 p.m. in the afternoon. Guests and their children will be offered Easter activities and coloured Easter eggs and hand-made Easter chocolates. Advance bookings for this unique Easter Day Brunch are recommended. Please call 038 259888 or email:sirada.

wuttikunakorn@sheraton. com. British embassy office There is now an office of the British consulate in Pattaya. It’s located in the row of shop units immediately outside the Pattaya immigration bureau, Jomtien soi 5, next to the Yingchit money changer and a few steps from the Meesen coffee shop. Office hours 9.00 a.m.-11.30 a.m. weekdays exc. public holidays. Liam’s Gallery Located on Pratumnak 4, this five storey art gallery has many original paintings, sculptures, antiques etc as well as Liam’s own private art gallery. Exhibitions are on view 10.00 am to 7 pm but closed Mondays. Open house from 6.30 pm every Friday with free wine and snacks. Phone 038 306 172. El Duo at Cafe The sensational Filipino El Duo appear exclusively at Cafe Royale, Pattayaland three, every Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturday from 9.45 pm till late. Regular bar prices and no admission charges. The area’s most popular duo singers and entertainers. Royal British Legion The Chonburi branch meets at Tropical Bert’s, opposite the Bangkok Bank on Second Road and adjacent to Soi Yodsak. You don’t need to be ex HM services to join but must share the Legion’s principles. There’s a get together every Sunday. Phone Bert on 089 807 2335. Free Thai lesson The Pro Language Thai Course has been designed and structured to meet those with no or limited Thai. Covers both conversation and reading/writing. Free introductory lesson available by phoning 038 4899 225 or writing to pattaya@prolanguage.co.th 2 days before you wish to start.

“Devil and the deep blue sea”

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Fool in Paradise There was no way I was going to miss the opportunity to hear his story so the following afternoon I waited for him at a beer bar in Central Pattaya. No surprise when he turned up with Lek joined at his hip. Over a couple of beers John explained that at the end of his last holiday the thought of going back to ‘work’ was torture for him, neither did he relish the idea of Lek working in a bar where she could possibly meet someone else. So he told her to quit work and he would support her. Lek told him she would like to move to Pattaya because her ‘sister’ lived there and it was closer to her family in Rayong. John hadn’t heard of Pattaya but agreed, leaving her with plenty of money to find a new apartment for just the two of them. Lek found a nice apartment, moved in with her meagre belongings and John kept sending her all the money she needed via Western Union. He also phoned her at least a dozen times a day and night to make sure she was OK. John gave me

a sly wink saying he also called to check for any music in the background. Lek smiled and gave him a mocking slap on the arm. On this holiday John had been busy buying furniture and kitchen appliances for their love nest, as well as a fast computer with webcam and telephone landline for Internet access. I watched Lek roll her eyes when he said he had been teaching her how to use it. “Now whenever I call I can see her beautiful face while we talk,” he grinned. He also said he had been teaching her English and bought a library of Thai-English books for her to study. Proudly putting his arm around her shoulder he added that she was very smart and learning English extremely quickly. “I’ll bet she is,” I smiled. At that point Lek whispered something in his ear and John apologised, “Sorry buddy, but we have to go. Lek reminded me we have to buy a washing machine today. I’m leaving in a week but maybe next time you can come over for

dinner and check our place out.” I replied, “Sure, I’d like that,” without really meaning it. Lek summoned a waitress and John paid my bin as well as his own; bless him. We shook hands and, as he and Lek walked off hand-in-hand, I wondered if I’d ever see them again. It was just after 1:00am on a crisp, clear, moonlit night. A column of shadowy figures slowly snaked its way along a secret bandit trail through the mountains spanning the undefined border of I-can’t-tell-you-istan and You-don’t-want-to-knowistan. The rough men, each with a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder, walked in single file along the ancient and treacherous mountain path. One man was much taller than the others and used a long stick to help him walk. He spoke through an unkempt shaggy beard but with an accent which would easily distinguish him above the other poorly educated men in the party. He spoke confidently and loudly to the man following, knowing full well this area

was a safe zone, with no fear of anyone overhearing them. Eight kilometres directly above this nefarious group, a new and highly secret satellite randomly scanning the area zoomed in on the men’s voices; its sophisticated technology picking up every word. The satellite’s computer kicked into gear and immediately relayed the conversation to the nearest intelligence gatherer on the ground; an agent sitting in an isolated cave merely 11 kilometres from the source as the crow flies. Meanwhile, John’s headset was in place and his eyes were firmly glued to the screen of his laptop. “Oh, shnookums, don’t be like that … you know I worry about you … Yes I know it’s early in the morning there but I’ve been trying to call you all night … Where have you been? … Sorry, honey-bun, something’s coming through on my } other computer so I’ll have to call you back … Oh, don’t say that … you know I love you very much … No I wasn’t checking up on you but I told you I’d call you every night … where have you been? … No Lek darling, of course I trust you, but … wait … it’s OK, the other signal has stopped … nothing important … it’s just I get so frantic when you don’t answer my calls … please turn the webcam back so I can see your face and tell me how much you love me …”

even, some guys have said, when they were accompanied by their wife or partner. Whilst I do not condone the activity per se, I have to say I have never had a problem with it. Even on this excursion, and I have now walked more than half way, I have been treated to nothing but friendly people. In my opinion, a lady making an unsolicited comment that I am a sexy man does not constitute harassment. She is merely making a valued judgement based upon true and accurate observation coupled with good taste. In my view, what does constitute harassment are the Time Share sellers attempting to get me to fill out mindless questionnaires. I don’t blame

the canvassers themselves because they are only trying to make a living, but the practice should be restrained. I have heard all the sales’ spiel before and, as for scratching off a card to see if I’ve won a prize well, that is just banal. If ever you scratch off one of those cards and DO NOT win a prize, it might be time to look for another planet because you have really run out of luck on this one! Now that is off my chest, it is back to the task at hand. Leaving Beach Coffee Restaurant it is only a short walk past Scandinavia Beach Club before I reach Soi 5, a narrow soi which is one way to traffic from the beach to Second Road and contains the famous Northshore luxury condominiums. Deutsches Haus restaurant marks the corner with Soi 4. On the opposite corner are three small beer bars, sometimes called the Susie Beer Bars or the Soi 4 Beer Bars. I stopped for a drink at Koong King Beer Bar to watch the sun go down. Between Soi 3 and Soi 2 I couldn’t help thinking the Royal Cruise Hotel looked like a fleet of luxury liners had run aground. This hotel covers a huge area of land and takes up almost

a third of the southern side of Soi 2. The Green Tree Restaurant and Pub with its open beer garden on the corner of Soi 1 is followed by Gulliver’s Tavern which is similar to the one to be found in the Nana area of Bangkok. Not far away is the famous Henry J Beans Bar & Grill (see photo). The Pattaya City Expats Club meets here every Sunday from

10:30am if you are looking for a very informative brunch with other expats. Soi Zero no longer exists thanks to the new Amari Orchid Resort and tower, so I turned away from the beach and headed to the roundabout. That was it - Beach Road done. Decision time now as to where to go to next, but I’ll keep you guessing until we next meet Up Your Soi.

Super Spies Among Us Part 3 For those of you who have not read parts 1 and 2 of this story, here is a brief summary: John is a super spy working for an undisclosed government in I-can’t-tell-you-istan where his top secret job is to use spy satellites to listen in on terrorist conversations in order to locate one man, his target, who goes by the codename OBL. He works 24/7 for three months and then gets 18 days off. On his first such holiday he flew to Bangkok. It was his first time in Thailand and I met him at a beer bar in the Nana area where he became enamoured with a bar hostess named Lek who, coincidentally, had secrets of her own. I checked bin and left John and Lek at the bar, wishing them both well before heading back to my nearby hotel. By lunchtime the following day I was back in Pattaya, giving little thought to the plight of the lovesick spy and his linguistic bar hostess. That was until around three months later when I was out shopping at Big C. Standing in front of me at the checkout was John, the muscle behind

by Frank Thring

a well-stocked shopping trolley, and Lek, the navigator. I said, “G’day,” but it took a few seconds longer for John to give a smile of recognition than it did for Lek to scowl. “Hey, buddy, fancy seeing you here,” said John loudly as I shook his hand. “You remember Lek, don’t you?” he proudly asked. Lek faked a wide smile as she responded to my, “Sawat dee krap.” As we proceeded through the checkout, John explained that Lek came home with him that first night at the Nana bar. They were so happy together that she spent the rest of his holiday with him. He and Lek were now ‘an item’, they were ‘in love’ and he had never been so happy in his life. He held Lek uncomfortably close as he spoke and kept referring to her as his ‘honey-bun’. She interrupted our conversation indicating they had better get the groceries home but was visibly dismayed when John suggested he and I meet for a beer the following day. I suggested a place and a time, we again shook hands and the happy couple walked off.

Standing at the corner of Soi 6 and Beach Road, I need to make a personal comment before continuing my walk along the beach to the

remove ‘undesirable elements’ from the beach promenade. I applaud their efforts to keep people with criminal intent from doing public harm but the umbrella term ‘undesirable elements’ is

Dolphin Roundabout. Over the years there have been comments in the press about the need to ‘clean up Beach Road’ and reports of valiant and enthusiastic efforts by the local constabulary to

used to include working ladies attempting to attract or solicit business. Letters from supposed tourists complain about being harassed or annoyed by such ladies as they stroll along the waterfront

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by Kris & Noi Do you have a question about customs, culture or life in Thailand? Send it to Kris & Noi at: PTPrivatePosts@yahoo.com

Dear Kris & Noi, Why do local expats moan and groan about tourists coming to Pattaya and paying too much for the girls? I work hard, all the hours I can, so that I can come here, fall in love a few times, and have stunning company every night, and day sometimes, for a few weeks. I’ve found that, if I treat the girls well financially, they will be very good to me in return. I’m not a fool, I know how much I can spend on my holiday, and I stick to that amount. It’s my hard-earned money, to spend as I like, so it’s none of their business if I choose to be generous to lovely girls who repay me by making me feellike

Private Posts I’m a special person. They claim that we make the girls greedy and they will always want more, but I don’t believe that’s true; I’m certain that they alter their rates to suit the circumstances. See you in six months! Exhausted and Happy Booze, food, and just about everything else have become pricier but the local expats want the girls to accept the boom boom rates that have been around for some time now. Therefore they do not take kindly to tourists who have the cheek to spend their own money in any way they choose, believing that the girls will then demand higher rates from local expats. Apparently girls asking for more are greedy, but expats trying for reductions are good blokes not cheapos. However, most of the girls are smart enough to make all they can from a generous

customer, then settle for the normal rates when back with the regulars; any girl who demands too high fees from a local expat will have lots of spare time unless she’s in the super star class. In their ideal world, the Union of Local Sex Mongers would agree a set price for nooky with the Bar Girls and Pole Dancers Association—tips optional. Dear Kris & Noi, I recently renewed my retirement visa, but only after suffering a very nervous time due to new rule changes that I knew nothing about. We’ve lived here for eleven years and I still cannot be certain that I will obtain a renewal each year. My nephew and his Thai wife visited us in December, and I couldn’t help but compare the treatment she received in the UK compared to me here. After they married in

Education Grow green for the world

Involving your children with the gardening can become a habit of a lifetime when

they discover what happens! Choose a place in you garden which is flat for

planting vegetables and a few pots for flowers. Make sure it is sunny, plants need sunlight to make their food. Make sure they have all the tools they need such as a trowel, rake, shovel, fork, gloves, watering can and a wheel barrow. But what to plant? Food for salad, food for soup or even better, food to eat right off the plant. You can collect the seeds from the fruit and vegetables you cook from the supermarket,

go outside and plant immediately. Can you imagine their surprise? Let your child decide what they want to grow, their answers may surprise you. Then when the vegetables are fully grown the gardening outside can move indoors to the kitchen. There they can experiment with the fruits of their harvest, a child is certainly more likely to eat something they have grown themselves and they will have the utmost pleasure of making something for their parents. In a tropical climate they will have the satisfaction of seeing plants grow rapidly, imagine their surprise when the nut from a mango begins to sprout. It’s great exercise, all that digging and raking can lead to a very satisfying

England she was able to qualify for the state-run National Health Service and could take any employment, without having to obtain a work permit restricted to just one specific job and she didn’t have to report her address to immigration every 90 days. Their house is in joint names and after living there a few years she now also has a British passport. I love living here, but every year I have the uncertainty of worrying that new rules may price me out of a renewal. I believe that if a permanent residence visa were to be granted to expats like myself with Thai wives who have renewed annual visas for five straight years, more expats would choose to live here, bringing in more income to the country. Colin It is misleading to compare the immigration policies of a major industrialised nights sleep. You can also make your own compost, children are fascinated by insects at work. Gardening is also a lesson in patience. It may take a few weeks for the first shoots to appear in the soil, but what an exciting day. There is nothing like the peace of a busy mind, so begin gardening today! MCCI Kindergarten Team Teaching

Vol. 8 No. 14  1 - 15 April 2009 nation (apparently Britain still is), with a developing third world nation, as circumstances are totally different. Never theless, such comparisons are frustrating for expats, married to Thais, who choose to settle in Thailand but can never feel secure due to having to go through the annual rigmarole of renewal. It doesn’t help that the rules constantly change, so every application can be a strain on the nerves. It is possible, but extremely difficult, to obtain permanent residence, but this is intended for people who have work permits here. However, you could check with the Immigration Bureau to confirm this. Thai authorities do not appear to be very eager to encourage expats married to Thais to live here permanently (maybe the filthy-rich would be accepted but not Mr. Average Income), so a change in policy is unlikely. Dear Kris & Noi, It seems to me that all the talk of banning alcohol during Songkran will mostly affect tourists, but the drunks who cause all the deaths on the

roads during this time are almost one hundred percent Thai. So why not just ban Thais only from buying alcohol, for seven days or so, especially that white spirit demon drink? I’m sure that most Thais, especially children, would still enjoy the festival, and tourism wouldn’t be affected. I think it’s the perfect solution, but I wouldn’t like to be the government official who authorises it! Sally Ann It would be a foolhardy, and soon unemployed, politician who tried to enforce that one! Just imagine if the impossible did happen—no doubt an “influential person”, as the saying goes, would soon be making a fortune selling a shed-load of fake Laotian, Cambodian and Vietnamese identity cards. And desperate Thais would be learning enough English to ask a tourist to buy them their booze. But isn’t it sad that successive governments announce weird plans every year to lower the horrific death rate, but refuse to introduce draconian laws to punish drunken drivers?

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Brace Yourself!

by Bee McConville

If you came into a large amount of money what would you spend it on? An exotic holiday? A new car? A new kitchen, or a week at a spa? Well it is a surprising fact that, when asked to be particularly honest, many women admit that they would ‘have their teeth done.’ I might add here that it’s English women I am talking about, which offers a fair reflection of the state of dentistry in the UK! Teeth are a particularly sensitive issue as there is so much baggage involved – bad experiences as a child, incompetent British dentists who performed more like butchers than oral

health providers, and the general fear of people poking and prodding around in your mouth with sharp objects. But the two things that we notice first when meeting a new person are the eyes and the teeth, and in the Land of Smiles, where everybody is so quick to beam at each other, the teeth become more noticeable than ever. And it is not the vain desire to have a ‘Hollywood smile’ that is underpinning the dream that women have of sorting out their teeth. It is more often than not a personal desire to get rid of the ugly black/silver fillings (and the jury is still out on whether mercury fillings can affect your health), get the teeth in some sort of order and not have the constant worry that bits are going to fall out, drop off or snap at an inconvenient moment. It is also having the confidence to smile with an open

Whether the Weather…..

Why is it that Thais complain about the weather all the time? When it’s cold they grumble all the time about how freezing it is, which is particularly annoying as they are wearing coats, hats and scarves when it is a pleasant 24 degrees C and the very epitome of ‘perfect summer’s day’. How can they whine about being cold when they don’t even know what cold means? And if that isn’t irritating enough they also have the cheek to moan about the heat as well. Now what’s that all about? I mean Thais live in a hot country don’t they, so how come they moan about the heat? Surely it’s part of being a Thai isn’t it? Hello .. you are Thai and living in Thailand and it is not called a tropical country for nothing is it? Get real for goodness sake! Which reminds me of some very pitiable farang friends of mine who constantly greet me with the phrase ‘turned out nice again hasn’t it’ as they then giggle and fall about laughing at their own stupid joke. Needless to say our Thai friends never actually understand why this might be seen as funny. I know that the British have a reputa-

tion for always talking, if not constantly carping on, about the weather but we actually have weather to moan about don’t we? We can get all four seasons in one day so have to be prepared, and we know what cold means, as well as dark, damp, foggy, chilly and deep and crisp and even, and we know all the shades of grey that exist in British weather. But for a Thai to go on and on about how hot it is is tantamount to Mr Frosty the Snowman complaining about how unpleasantly cold it has become! And then Thais have a habit of waving their hands in front of their face as if this pathetic fanning gesture is actually going to cool them down instead of generating even more heat. So pull yourselves together, Thai people, and stop stating the obvious that when the sun is out it will be hot. Oh, and I’ve just noticed that it’s getting a bit grey and cloudy now so, no doubt, when there is a heavy downpour, my Thai neighbours will start moaning about how wet the rain is! I say it like I see it! Moaning Minnie

mouth that actually looks reasonably pleasing rather than laughing with closed jaws or smiling for the camera with lips pressed firmly together to hide crookedness, staining or just sheer unattractiveness. It is another fact that most people consider braces to be something that only teenagers can wear to straighten their teeth. It is generally accepted that once teeth ‘set’ into their adult position then that’s that and very little can be done to move them around any more. But this is a mere modern myth. A little investigation unearthed the fact that teeth can be moved around in the gums at any age as long as the teeth, bone and gums remain healthy. One dentist was even proud enough to mention the fact that his oldest patient was a youthful 83 year old woman! Now if you have lived in Thailand for any length of time you will already know that dental treatment here is a fraction of what it would cost anywhere else in the western world and the standard of dentistry is very high. In hospitals and successful practices dentists offer the very latest treatments in state of the art environments. So, if you are one of those women who has always secretly wished she could afford to get up close and personal with the orthodontist then you have

no more excuses. Start talking to your friends and colleagues and see if any of them can recommend a local tooth doctor who has already been tried and tested, and then pluck up the courage to make that oh so important first appointment. Now you might be wondering why I am promoting the delights of orthodontic treatment. Is my husband a dentist? Have I been paid a secret sum to advertise? Am I actually a dentist myself? The answer to all these questions is a resounding ‘no’, but I will share an honest fact with you all. I am one of those many women who has harboured a long-held desire to ‘have my teeth done’ and just a few months ago I made a giant leap of faith and agreed to have braces fitted, not to look more glamorous, but to correct a dodgy bite and to push back a tooth that, rather like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, was in danger of inclining its way so far as to fall over! As I am not a teenager, and do not want to choose a variety of vibrantly coloured tooth accessories to put on display in my mouth, and as I am also no spring chicken (more like a summer swan!) I have opted to have a more subtle arrangement in my mouth and have paid a tad more to have

ceramic brackets for my braces. Whilst these are not entirely invisible, they are not as glaringly obvious as the conventional metal ones and you have to get quite close to notice them. The discomfort has been minor and has only lasted for a day or two and I am quite a regular customer at the practice as I go every month to have the wires changed. My orthodontist reckons that the whole process should take no more than 18 months. For those of you out there who still need a further nudge towards realising the dream of a lifetime then here is one other really good reason. I now have braces on both my upper and lower teeth. I can speak

normally, sing, whistle (sort of) and do all the things that I could do with unfettered teeth. However, eating has become a little more tricky than usual and hard chewing is now almost impossible. Consequently eating takes a lot longer than usual and you know what? After about fifteen minutes attempting to eat a meal I tend to give up through sheer boredom at the pace of progress and am therefore eating about half as much as I did before. And the results? Well, I’ve dropped two kilos so far and with another twelve months to go before the braces come off, I think I might just get down to my ideal weight! Hurrah!!

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Fr Ray Organic Farm Success

by Chris Gibbins PR Director Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya

news. He went on to explain, “We in Rotary help many humanitarian causes, but it is always extremely gratifying to see an ambitious project like this succeed, where it is self sufficient and will hopefully help to feed

The 750 underprivileged children and handicapped young people cared for by the Fr Ray Foundation in Pattaya are now enjoying the organic produce from their Redemptorist’s owned farm. This farm, where the Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya, the Rotary Club of Watford in the UK, the Pattaya International Ladies Club and other charitable institutions recently supplied top soil, a tractor and farming equipment, last year supplied half of the fruit and vegetables used in the seven kitchens of the Foundation, and the aim is to increase this to 80% this year with hopefully supplying all next year. They also have a number of small lakes

which produced differing kinds of fish, essentially reducing the food costs. Brendan Kelly, President of Jomtien Rotary said on Tuesday, when con-

gratulating the organisers on their success, how very much he and his fellow Rotarians welcomed this

needy children with good healthy food for many years to come.” Brendan added, “We

This month Ingrid and I took 20 ladies on a tour encompassing Goh Pai Kindergarten the Building of Dek Dee Kindergarten in Ban Chang and Phu Luang also in Ban Chang. Judy Wright one of our newer PILC members has written up a great article about the day but as she didn’t join us until our second

stop I just wanted to say a few words about Goh Pai. Khun Pim (Seaton) who is also a PILC member is the Project Director of Goh Pai Kindergarten. The kindergarten has been operating since early 2007.It started with around 20 students and now after extensive renovations last year has 72 stu-

dents. PILC support Goh Pai by donating on a yearly basis, as you can Imagine the running costs are quite high with this amount of students and teachers. On Wednesday when we all arrived for our tour Khun Pim was on hand to show us around the beautiful premises and we were able to watch some

believe this to be a major achievement as not only will the Foundation soon be self sufficient for fruit, vegetables and fish, but these are cultivated organically, an internationally recognised method of rearing more healthy crops. A sign of truly remarkable dedication in helping the needy and deprived children of Pattaya. We in Jomtien Rotary are indeed proud to been associated with, and supported, this wonderful success. To us, and I think everybody, a really worthwhile long term investment.” The farm is situated near the Tesco-Lotus supermarket on Sukhumvit Road and is staffed professionally by four people who rotate the crops regularly, using no chemicals for cultivation. The

lakes, into which 10,000 baby catfish were introduced two years ago, are

Foundation’s various sites in Pattaya and are fed, clothed and educated by

now being harvested, together with other varieties. It is hoped that in the near future these will supply the full fish needs of those living at the Foundation. All of these 750 youngsters live at the Fr Ray

donations received locally and from around the world. However, they too are victims of the current international financial crisis, and with assistance dropping fresh sources of income are being sought.

PILC March 2009 Welfare tour of the impressive alphabet recitals of the 4-6yr olds in both Thai and English!! Khun Pim is also helping out at Dek Dee and lending her valuable insights and experience gained from getting Goh Pai Kindergarten up and running. What a fabulous energetic lady she is!!! Kathleen Petras

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Cheap Charlie’s guide to weathering the economic storm

by Khun Kii Niao

Our day has finally come. We’ve been derided, ridiculed and disdained for too long now. When we walk into a bar or restaurant, the servers roll their eyes and fight over who will have to take our orders. Yes, we’re the ones who insist on “free” water (not the bottled kind); argue over the price of a plate of rice; look for the cheapest meal on the menu; check how big the wine glass is before we order one; bitch and moan and complain about the prices and then leave a two baht tip to show our appreciation. Sometimes to save a few baht, we arrive at our favorite restaurant with our own bottle of water (which we just happened to be carrying around on our walk) so we don’t have to order a drink. Well, while you big spenders were throwing your money around, lavishly showering yourselves with twenty baht bottled water, eighty baht beers, and fifteen

baht plates of rice to accompany your sweet and sour, we cheapskates accumulated quite a little nest egg of baht and satang. Now that the world economy has collapsed, people have lost their pensions and seen the value of their 401Ks plummet; and the worth of many currencies against the baht is in the toilet, maybe it would behoove the rest of you to scrimp and economize a bit; actually, it may be a necessity now that your savings have evaporated. Don’t worry. You can still live the good life here in Pattaya; you’ll just have to make a few adjustments to your spend-thrift ways. Staying on the topic of eating out, always order a drink you can “replenish” for free. For example, if you order a cup of hot tea, when it’s almost gone, simply request some more hot water. You can use the same tea bag. Why pay fifteen or twenty baht for a few grains of rice? It’s fattening anyway;

or if you really have the need for the white stuff, just scarf a couple of spoonfuls from your friend; he won’t care; and, stop leaving those extravagant ten percent tips. A few baht is enough. After all, you don’t want to make

the servers rich, do you? What’s more, don’t forget to stuff those sugar and creamer packets in your pockets, so you can use them at home. There’s a great way to get free food and sometimes, drinks. Become a “balloon chaser”. Look for restaurants and bars that are having grand openings

or anniversary parties. They usually put out a great spread for free. The downside is you might, actually, be expected to order a drink. Cook some meals at home. You can buy some really cheap cuts of pork and other meats at the local supermarket; and, for Pete sakes, don’t toss away meat, milk and other perishables just because they’ve reached the expiration date. Don’t you know that expiration dates are just a plot to make you throw away perfectly good food and buy more? Just hold your nose and force it down. Stop buying newspapers. The news is depressing, anyway. Or if you must have your news fix, many cafes and restaurants have free copies for you to peruse. When you rent a deck chair at the beach, bring your own water and sandwich. Then, you can sit at the beach all day for the mere twenty baht it costs to rent a space. Or, be really

Vol. 8 No. 14  1 - 15 April 2009 frugal and just spread out your towel on the sand. Then, your day’s diversion is free. (Ask one of your friends if you can “borrow” his sun block. If you “forget” to return it, you’ll probably have enough for the next six months.) For a really fun day out for free, visit Bangkok Pattaya Hospital. It’s lavishly decorated, fully air conditioned and has really comfortable chairs in the waiting rooms. Best of all, they offer newspapers, cold drinks, coffee and fruit, gratis, for waiting patients. They even have TV for your entertainment. You can also save on transportation costs. Don’t take motorcycle taxis. Hop a songtaew. When you get to your stop, hand the driver five baht and run like hell. You’ll save a few baht and get your daily workout, as well. Here’s a way to look generous to your friends, without actually parting with any coins: When you eat in a joint that has a “tip box,” just close your hand as if you’re holding some money and put it over the box, so it looks as if you’re making a deposit. You can use the same technique when you pass a beggar’s cup on the street.

Don’t worry. You can still have sex. When you go to your favorite pole dancing emporium, order one drink and nurse it all night. Don’t ask a dancer to sit with you. If you do, you’ll have to pay for her drink, as well. Just pick the one that strikes your fancy and tell the mamasan you want to take her off, thereby saving the price of her watered down drink. Or, you can avoid the bar fine, completely. You can have cards made with your name and mobile number. Simply, hand them to some of the workers (surreptitiously) and wait for them to call you. That way you can stiff the bar out of their “off” fee. Most likely, you can arrange for the young lady or gentleman to visit you during the afternoon, when the bar is closed. Since, it is extra income for her; you can also skimp on the tip. Or, you can pick up freelancers on Beach Road in the wee hours of the morning. You might get robbed, but don’t worry. Since you’re a Cheap Charlie, you probably won’t be carrying much cash, anyway. So, remember: Cheap Charlies of the World Unite. It’s our turn, now.

Test your analr Retentiveness

Anal-retentives are people who are fussy, meticulous, and obsessively focused on details. They are stingy and controlling, nerds and pack-rats. They hoard things that they may never use, and follow meaningless rituals for no discernible reason. Anal-retentiveness is often associated with genius. Woody Allen is a famous anal-retentive. I once read that he cuts a banana into seven pieces every morning and eats them. If he fails to perform this little ritual, it ruins his day. Anal-retentives were first identified by Sigmund Freud. He claimed that they took pleasure in retaining their feces as children—hence the

name. Their opposites are called anal-expulsives, and you don’t want to know about them. I’ve never taken pleasure in either retaining or expelling my feces. In fact, I would rather have as little to do with them as possible. Nevertheless, I am a certifiable anal-retentive. I achieved this status at the age of six, when my baby-sitter, a twelve-year-old neighbor, taught me to save the best food on my plate for last. The reason? That would make it last longer. Thus educated, as a child I would eat my vegetables first, then the potato, and finally the steak. As I was eating my veggies, people would ask, “Don’t you want to eat your steak?” I’d reply, “I’m saving it, to make it last longer.” They were, of course, astonished at my wisdom. Unfortunately, by the time I got around to eating it, the steak was cold and I was no longer hungry. Usually we ended up feeding it to the dog. This was a harbinger of great things to come in my mental development, and is one of the reasons why I am famed today as an icon of intellectual brilliance. For years I followed the “save-the-best-for-last” philosophy of eating. It was only in my thirties that I managed to break loose and dared to eat my steak first. Even now I feel guilty whenever I tuck into the steak while the vegetables and potatoes—neglected, uneaten, and unwanted—are gazing up at me reproachfully from the plate. As a master anal-retentive, I have devised a simple test whereby you can determine your Anal-Retentiveness Quotient (ARQ) and find out whether you, too, qualify as a member of this elite and prestigious group. Just ask yourself if any of the following 17 statements apply to you: 1. After picking your teeth, you eat the food particles off the tip of the toothpick. Your reason: Wasting food is a sin. 2. You wash your used dental floss and save it to reuse. 3. You do the same to condoms. 4. You would wash your used toilet paper, except that long hours of experimentation have taught you that it tends to disintegrate in the process. But you get full marks for the effort. 5. You start packing at least two weeks before a trip. Indeed, your anal-retentiveness can be measured precisely by the number of days before departure time your bags are fully packed. 6. You scrutinize every piece of writing you encounter in search of misspellings, grammatical mistakes, and missing commas. (This is a particular habit of English teachers, for whom the term “anal-retentive” was specifically invented.) 7. You arrange the banknotes in your wallet in order of value, with the highest-denomination notes outward and the lowestdenomination notes inward; or vice versa. 8. You are careful to put the banknotes in your wallet right-side up, fearing that if you stuff them in upside down the eminent personages pictured on them will get headaches. 9. After taking a pee, you double-check your fly to make sure

you’ve zipped it up. Sometimes you check it three or four times. The reason? You fear that the zipper may have slipped due to the intense pressures exerted on it by the massive organ within. 10. You save all the plastic bags you accumulate when shopping, because you worry that some day plastic bags will become extinct. 11. You always buy two of every item, because if you buy only one, you might lose it. The problem is that you keep both items in the same place, so if you lose one, you lose them both. You generally solve this problem by buying three. 12. When applying roll-on deodorant, you are careful to roll it over the outsides of the armpit (both sides), sometimes even up to the shoulder, lest deviant sweat glands may be functioning there. 13. When withdrawing money from an ATM, you count the flipping sounds as the machine prepares the banknotes for disgorgement. You believe that this will enable you to predict accurately the number of bills you are about to receive. (Scholarly digression: The flipping sounds that an ATM makes as it prepares to give you your money is one of the sweetest sounds known to man, right up there with “This one is on the house,” “I’ll get this round,” and “Tonight I go wit’ you for free.”) 14. You save your ATM and shopping receipts and doublecheck them at home to make sure you haven’t been cheated. 15. You always carry a pen and notebook in your shirt pocket. In fact, you carry two

pens, in case one should run out of ink. You don’t carry two notebooks unless one is almost full. You used to carry individual “nerd notes,” but gave that up when you realized that a notebook was more efficient and kept all your notes together. 16. You save all your notebooks when they’re full, believing that they will make a valuable historical record of your life and thought when it comes time for scholars to write your biography. 17. You keep detailed records of your morning poo, carefully noting down day-to-day variations in quantity, solidity, texture, hue, fragrance, and other vital characteristics. You conscientiously report even the most minor aberrations to your doctor, believing that they can signal significant changes in your health. (Note: This is VERY anal, and can qualify you for the loony bin.) If you answered “yes” to any four of these statements, you meet the minimum requirement for anal-retentiveness. If you answered “yes” to 5-9 statements, you are solidly anal-retentive; if 10-13, you are dangerously so; and if 14-17, we take you out and shoot you. …………. S. Tsow can be flamed at s.tsow@ymail.com, except when he’s waiting to be taken out and shot.

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Club Insomnia - Design Corner’s Most Impressive Showcase

Design Corner is a relatively new architectural and interior design house. New to Pattaya, that is, where they’ve been nearly a year; previously, they were in Bangkok. With a young, dynamic team dedicated to offering the best design, construction and consultation service they possibly can, they epitomize all the enthusiasm characteristic of youth, their ages ranging from 25 to 36. Their youth belies their wide experience, however. Their client portfolio is, in fact, extensive and includes hospitals, hotels, corporate offices, commercial outlets and residential properties. The team includes professional designers, experienced civil engineers, and the former

head of administration at an international interior design corporation, giving them a wide range of potential and enabling them to cope with a comprehensive sphere of clientele. Their purview includes pre-design and planning services; design services, such as architectural, interior, engineering, structural, mechanical and engineering design; costing and construction services; and supplemental services, including facilitating approval and planning permission, 3D virtualization, presentation and marketing materials, drawings, construction supervision and contract documentation. However, their ultimate showcase to date is the ul-

tra-cool and sophisticated new discotheque, Club Insomnia, in Walking Street, where all that is best in Design Corner’s interior design portfolio is displayed in its most refined form. Club Insomnia epitomizes all that is state-of-the-art in the clubbing scene, from the spectacular laser lightshow to the sophisticated, yet minimalist decor, reminiscent of a top class hotel like D2 in Chiang Mai. The venue consists of the cool pool hall-style bar below, opening onto Pattaya Bay, twinned with an industrial, cutting-edge Europeanstyle nightclub above. The club is well known by the locals as being the best of its kind in town and always busy, but now, after only

three months, the club’s reputation has spread far and wide, so much so that even Bangkok clubbers throng the dance floor and I-Bar every weekend, preferring Insomnia to virtually anything the capital has to offer. Whilst the clientele is obviously drawn by worldrenowned resident DJs, working their musical wizardry on the cutting-edge sound system, delivering 40k at 100db with crystal

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clarity, synchronized to the incomparable light and laser show, the attraction owes much to architectural and interior design flair of the Design Corner. Despite being Thai staffed, they’ve captured the essence of the contemporary European design concept, such tapping of the European pulse being partly due to having an extensive Western clientele in Bangkok. These concepts are evident from the industrial superstructure housing the lights above the downstairs bar and the discrete side tables, to the rectangular grey, black and red-highlighted wall tiles; a colour combination, incidentally, representing an establishment wishing to draw attention to itself. Upstairs, the colour combination is replicated, with the addition of column lights, which cycle through the colour spectrum, blending in admirably with the light show. The choice and style of decor and fixtures was a collaborative effort between Club Insomnia’s management, Nick and Paul, and the interior design team from Design Corner, specifically Kannika Kampanthong, who combines a rare and unique blend of beauty and intellect. The interior design house came highly recommended by the builders of the new Insomnia as being the best around and possessing the vision and youthful perspective nec-

essary to produce an end result the like of which has never been seen in Fun City before. The style of the original Insomnia was incorporated into the new venue to retain its atmosphere, but on a much more impressive and lavish scale, with considerably more contemporary sophistication; all of which was shown in 3D render before being put into practice. Thanks to Design Corner’s interior design genius, Club Insomnia now represents a quantum leap among Pattaya’s entertainment venues, in keeping with the new look and direction that the city authorities are striving towards. It bears favourable compari-

son with the most sophisticated clubs in London and other European capitals and will do much to encourage tourism in these lacklustre days. If Design Corner can produce such splendid workmanship as Insomnia, its most impressive showcase, then its future as a cutting edge design house is assured and will invite copious emulation, as is the Thai wont, but competitors will be hard pressed to surpass them. Contact details: Kannika Kampanthong Design Corner (Thailand) Co. Ltd., 306/90-91 M12 12 Thappraya Rd., Nongprue Banglamung Chonburi 20150, Tel: 038 364 977, Website: www.designcorner.co.th

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An Enterprising Collaboration by Pattaya

Ocean Property & WM Renovations As sales radically slow down, the Pattaya property market is diversifying by moving in two directions: rentals and renovations. These two trends spell hope for WM Renovations, the partnership between Mal Patterson and Watson Chong, an Australian and Sino-Thai. Renovations marked one of the first Western inroads into the Pattaya property market approximately twenty years ago as property, especially condos, built by Thai developers were stripped out and transformed into residences acceptable to foreigners. House and condo owners who eventually wish to upgrade are understandably

adopting a more cautious and prudent approach in the current economic climate. Rather than buying new properties, many are investing in renovations to radically improve the quality of their holdings to be better able to sell when the property market eventually recovers. The type of renovations often takes the form of an extra bedroom, a new kitchen or bathroom internally, or a swimming pool, or even substantially improving the landscaping outside. Alternatively, for those who welcome a more drastic modification, especially the owners of the older style of condo, a complete upgrade and renovation are often in order.

These, conveniently, are the fortes of WM Renovations, who have recently had orders for, and completed a number of such renovations for their clients. Their clientele are reassured by the substantial expertise and experience represented by Watson and Mal. Watson Chong is the owner and developer of Siam Place, a housing estate on Soi Country Club, comprising more than 40 houses, ranging from bungalows to luxury 2-storey villas. Watson has also been active for several years around the city, building contemporary and Thai-Bali style houses. Mal Patterson, on the other hand, concentrates on the retail

real estate side of things, as he’s been active for 30 years in the Australian real estate market in Melbourne and has been selling and managing property here in Pattaya for the past year as the owner of Pattaya Ocean Property. Considering their respective spheres of expertise, it obviously made absolute sense for them to combine their individual talents in a joint enterprise, namely WM Renovations, whilst still pursuing their individual businesses. They way WM Renovations operates is to sit down with their clients and thoroughly discuss their requirements, obviously leading the discussion by guiding the

client through all the possibilities. Having discovered exactly what the client’s requirements are, Watson then prepares a 3D computer generated image of their proposals, being able to cycle through the various possibilities of layout and interior design at the touch of a button, until the customer is completely happy. WM Renovations then provides an obligation free quote, based on the final draft and if their client is satisfied, the work can commence virtually immediately. Because both Watson and Mal believe in the handson approach, they personally oversee the progress of each job to guarantee quality control and as their personal motto is to exceed their clients’ expectations the com-

pany is rewarded with many extremely satisfied customers. These happy clients then broadcast their satisfaction, winning more clients for WM Renovations through personal recommendations, and so it goes. As for the rental side of the business, this is the responsibility of Pattaya Ocean Property. Mal says he is finding many people, who might otherwise have bought outright on coming to Pattaya, are now sitting on the fence in this current buyer’s market. The prospective buyers are now renting condos in the range of Bt40-50,000 per month and prospecting from their safe havens to hold out until they find a property completely to their satisfaction. This is the current trend.

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PATTAYA STYLISH LIVING

A glimpse at the world’s most reclusive state

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Is there a case for North Korea you ask? by David Greene

To many in the west, North Korea is just as George Bush said it was: part of the axis of evil. Our perceptions date back to the war of 1950-1953 and all that American propaganda about just how awful the communists were. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the formal name of North Korea, is seen in the west as not playing the game as regards nuclear weapons, faking US dollars by the million and starving its own people to death even as the elite lives in luxury. Yet to understand the country we have to understand its history. The DPRK has just celebrated its 60th anniversary as an independent nation. But the Korean people as a whole have a history which can be traced back 5,000 years. Most of the epochs were glorious and prosperous, but the Japanese conquest of 1905 to 1945 was a brutal colonial oppression which remains in Koreans’ consciousness to this day.

continues to this day as an armistice of 1953 was never formally ratified. As Pyongyang sees the situation, Korea was annexed and torn into two with the south under American control and the north under Russian, even though it was no choice of the people. Also, what became North Korea has much less fertile land than in the south: near starvation has been a constant theme. So the capital Pyongyang rose out of the ashes of the war and is relatively new. Its high rise buildings are surrounded by monuments and sculptures to remind them of a glorious if dim past. DPRK is certainly a police state. The population is not exposed to outside influence

In their leader Kim Ilsung, they found their leader. Without outside help, his guerrilla army led a revolt against the Japanese occupation which lasted until 1945. Then came the murderous Korean War, which involved both United States and Chinese armies, and involved the sacking of both Pyongyang, the northern capital, and Seoul, the southern one. Technically speaking, the war

through TV or the internet, although it’s said an increasing number of citizens listen to foreign radio broadcasts on sets illegally imported from China which shares a “leaky” border with her neighbour. Visitors are not permitted to bring in reading material and photography is a non-no unless you have crystal clear permission from the authorities or your minder. The severity seems to work. There

has never been a sniff of a coup or revolt in sixty years even though the country has become a hereditary republic with the founder’s son Kim Jong-il in formal charge. Whether Kim had a stroke earlier in 2008 is still unclear. If the timing is right, visitors on group tours (the only feasible option) can catch the spectacular Arirang music and dance extravaganza which takes 100,000 entertainers six months of preparation in a stadium holding 150,000 spectators. It’s a visual delight of time-choreographed music and dance with stresses the values of society – the protective role of the army, the productivity of the farms, the beauty of the children and the martial arts. A visit to the war museum is also instructive. It has sensorama and the noises of war and the electronically controlled movement of vehicles, lights, parachutists and airplanes are as impressive as anything you might see in Europe or the States. Or try the metro which is fantastic with paintings on the walls and chandeliers on the ceiling, all very modern although the trains are not. One popular nature site is the impressive Ullim Waterfall which opened to the public three years ago. Another is Mount Kumgan to see the Woodcutter’s Pool, supposedly where a celestial being and an earthling engaged in a forbidden romance although it all turns out happily. The

Chongsam cooperative farm is a showcase commune which is efficiently run and maintained by cadres. The children and adults are only too happy to display their singing and dancing routines. It is 160 km of highway from Pyongyang to the demilitarised zone where the border post of Panmunjom is the symbol of the tragedy of division of the Korean nation since the end of world war two. To west-

ern eyes North Korea is wholly unreasonable and a force for evil. To North Koreans it’s imperative to have a huge army and to develop nuclear weapons to deter those who would wreck their socialist independence and economic self-sufficiency model. How you see North Korea depends what you know and where you learn it. The American perspective over half a century is dominant out-

side the peninsula and, in North Korean eyes, is the reason why foreign media is officially banned. In diplomatic negotiations, North Korea is seen as devious and even dishonourable. But to North Koreans they need to be slippery in dealing with overwhelming hostility by America and her allies. It’s a pity more people cannot visit the world’s last Stalinist state to make up their own minds.

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Monkeys Learn How to Floss A research team from Japan’s Kyoto University, studying the activities of monkeys in Lopburi, discovered that some mother monkeys are teaching their baby offspring how to clean their teeth by using human hairs. The beasts seem to be flossing in the same way as humans. In a group of around 250 a crab-eating macaque monkeys, approximately 100 have adopted the practice of flossing. Ultimate Wildlife Eco-Adventure An American tour company, Wild Planet Adventures, has started the ‘Ultimate Wildlife Eco-Adventure’, exploring the ancient rainforests, and tree-house lodgings near Chiang Mai, before continuing on to sunbathe on tropical islands. The tour includes 4WD safaris for nocturnal animals, interacting with tigers and their cubs, witnessing mating gibbons serenading each other, interacting with elephants, as well as hiking, rafting and snorkeling excursions, while being accommodated in boutique hotels and rainforest lodges. Swiss Journalist In Defamation Case Returns Home Temporarily A Swiss journalist, Christopher Muller, arrested for alleged defamation on arrival at Suvarnabhumi was released on bail after being jailed for 24 hours and allowed to stay, but had his passport confiscated and was forbidden to leave Thailand. The supposed defamation referred to a 2002 documentary made for Swiss National Television, which alleged possible misrepresentation of a Thai children’s charity and a Swiss expatriate who worked with it. Muller was recently allowed to return home until his next court hearing.

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Koh Samui as part of the package. Drought Hits A Large Section Of Thailand 39 Thai provinces are currently suffering from drought, with 4 million people in 12,517 villages affected. The 39 drought-afflicted provinces include 14 provinces in the North, 18 provinces in the Northeast, three provinces in the Centre, and four provinces in the South. Currently, the government has distributed 135.49 million litres of water to those affected, with each provincial administration being able to use a further Bt50 million if necessary. ATM Scam Ring Arrested An alleged Malaysian ATM bandit was arrested recently in Chumphon Province for running a crime ring that ripped off over Bt3 million by attaching skimming devices to ATMs. The culprit confessed to police that his gang had altered ATMs by attaching fake keypads, tiny cameras and card readers placed over the machine’s card slot to record a bank card’s magnetic strip and PIN number. ATM scams have netted Bt50 million in the past five months throughout Thailand. Laid Off Workers Fueling Red Shirts The economic downturn is resulting in the return of redundant workers from Bangkok to Northern provinces, forcing their families into poverty. This trend is likely to fuel already strong resentments in a region where Thaksin is still extremely popular. Many unemployed and consequently disaffected workers are likely to join the “Red Shirt” movement that was once localized, but is now being increasingly seen as a national movement opposed to the Bangkok elites and new government.

Drug Running On Thai-Malaysian Border After Thai police alleged that the Malaysian province of Kelantan was being used as a transit point for drugs distribution, the Malaysians began investigating the allegation immediately. Kelantan is across the border from Thailand’s Narathiwat Province where, in turn, Thais have been prohibited from exporting honey oranges sprayed with the pesticide ‘Ethion’ to Malaysia and must also undergo blood tests at entry points to prevent the spread of diseases.

Alternative News Website Editor Arrested Chiranuch Premchaiporn, editor of ‘Prachatai’, a popular Bangkok alternative news website, was arrested and charged with violating article 15 of the computer crimes law by allowing a comment to be posted on her website, which authorities allege “undermined national security’’. ‘’I was shocked when I learnt about the arrest warrant. I didn’t expect this,’’ commented the editor of the website that was launched in 2004 to provide news and commentary that the mainstream media avoid.

Anzac Medi-Tourists Lured To Phuket Bangkok Hospital Phuket, 4 and 5-star resorts and spas and Bangkok Airways are collaborating to entice Australians and New Zealanders on medical tourism packages, especially for dental and cosmetic treatments. Thailand is already attractive to Australian and NZ medi-tourists because of favorable exchange rates, close location, state-ofthe-art technology and no waiting lists. Bangkok Airways has said it might even throw in free tickets to Phuket or

Thai Organic Shrimp Farmers Strike It Rich Thailand’s commercial shrimp industry got a much needed boost with Chanthaburi’s Sureerath Farm’s shipment of 40 tons of organic shrimp to Switzerland and Germany. This is the first entrance of Thai shrimp farmers into the organic shrimp market. One of the pioneers, Prayoon Hongrat, said ‘I make money off people buying my shrimp, but it’s not necessary for me to make more money by selling them unhealthy shrimp. That’s bad karma.’ Previously, some non-organic shrimp suffered from pollution. Neighbours Try To Smuggle In Farm Produce Subsidized grain prices are currently attracting smugglers from Cambodia and Myanmar, bringing in their grain and trying to pass it off as being Thai. The military and local administrations are currently collaborating to stem this illegal trade. 300 tonnes of paddy rice smuggled in from Cambodia was seized by Sa Kaeo police and 35 tonnes of corn and 300 tonnes of rice paddy from Myanmar were seized in Tak Province recently. Six Ferry Sinking Victims Still Missing A tourist boat, the Choke Somboon 19, ferrying passengers from the Similan Islands to Phuket, sank during a violent storm recently. Twenty three survivors, 15 international dive-tourists and eight Thais , were rescued the following morning, and one body was recovered from the sea the day after; however, six victims are still unaccounted for, including one Thai crew member. The five missing tourists are believed to be German, Austrian, Japanese, and Swiss nationals. Economic Downturn Begins To Bite Thai companies are currently suffering from massive layoffs, freezes in hiring and pay rises, increasing mutual separation programmes and reduced benefits of the large

expat work force. Companies affected are those in the car and transportation services, energy, and banking and finance industries. Remedial measures taken include reductions in overtime, fuel allowances, business travel and entertainment and cutting back on office outings, sports days, annual parties and replacing company cars. First “Asian Martial Arts Games Scheduled from Apr25-May3 Thailand is to host the first “Asian Martial Arts Games” from Apr25 to May3, at three Bangkok stadiums and one in Suphan Buri Province. 1,372 athletes from 41 Asia nations will compete for 112 gold medals in the following martial arts: Muai Thai, Kickboxing, Kurash, Jujitsu, Judo, Karatedo, Wushu and Kung fu, Pencak Silat and Taekwondo. The sporting event is under the auspices of the Olympic Council of Asia. Bloodshed Continues Down South In the southern provinces, two women motorcyclists heading to Yala City were attacked by two suspected militants, one woman was severely injured. On the same day, two other militants shot a village headman motorcyclist, while he was returning home. He was hospitalized. The following day witnessed an ambush on a military convoy on Narathiwat Province, in which three soldiers died and one was seriously injured. The attackers fled quickly afterwards. Government Targets Airports To Stop Wildlife Trafficking The government is making a determined effort to crack down on wildlife trafficking. 200 Bangkok airport personnel are being trained in an effort to stem the trade, worth billions of dollars annually. “The bulk of the illegal wildlife trade is actually going through airports on commercial airlines and cargo airplanes and to put a dent in the trade you really have to go after a big part of the trade,” said ASEAN wildlife trafficking expert. Cabinet To Assess Poverty First Hand The hardest hit as the global recession starts to impact the Thai economy are the rural and urban poor, approximately 30% of the population, mostly provincial. This has prompted PM Abhisit to encourage his Cabinet to visit each province and to go walkabout to obtain grassroots’ feedback. This will enable the government to funnel government aid to the most needy and tailor make solutions to alleviate their plight. Thaksin Blusters On Thaksin is once again rebel rousing, this time to his assembled acolytes in Khon Kaen via phone. “I would inject the money into the system, not distribute cash,” he told the crowd. “It won’t help better the economy. It shows that this government still doesn’t understand the problem,” he said criticizing the government’s grassroots policies, showing just how out of touch he remains, considering the current plight of the poor. Condom Use Still Major Weapon In Anti AIDS Campaign UNAIDS is once again promoting combination HIV prevention, specifically advocating condom use, increasing the age of first sexual activity, reducing the number of sexual partners and encouraging fidelity. The organization again praised Thailand’s ongoing efforts to de-stigmatize condoms and its targeted condom promotion for sex workers and their clients which has dramatically reduced HIV infections in its population and helped reduce the spread of the epidemic to the general populace. Burmese Pirates Attack Brit Yachting Couple Brit, Malcolm Robertson, on a round-the-world voyage with his wife, Linda, was bludgeoned to death and had his throat cut before apparently being thrown overboard by 3 teenage Burmese pirates, Mar 24, who climbed aboard his yacht off the coast of Satun, Southern Thailand. The trio launched a frenzied attack on Malcolm, before barging into Linda’s cabin and later tying her up below deck. The pirates have since been arrested.

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B U S I NE S S M A TTER S

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Are you protecting your investment wealth from the Bears and can you weather out the storm? by Craig Taunton Around September 2008 I cautioned investors not to expect a quick end to this epic bear market in stocks. I also outlined several steps that could help you defend and possibly even grow your wealth in this turbulent market. The reason for my warning last September is one and the same with my biggest concern today ... we remain locked in a punishing, long-term, secular bear market, and I’m concerned your investments may not be fully prepared to weather this financial storm. Roughly six months ago, I said ... “What makes secular bear markets so catastrophic for investors is that it’s often difficult to recognize that you’re in one until it’s too late — until a good chunk of your wealth is destroyed.” Today, the S&P 500 Index has lost more than half its value, from the 2007 peak. Many investors think the worst must be over by now but I caution again, since last September global financial markets have changed dramatically. - In September 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 10,800. Now it’s at 7,400 — having lost another one third of its value.

- Back then, worldwide bear market losses were $18.6 trillion. Today, investor losses have doubled to more than $36 trillion. - Last September, the U.S. economy was experiencing only a minor slump of -0.5% in terms of GDP. Now, the economy is in a free fall, contracting at a -6.2% annual rate last quarter ... and probably much worse in the current period If you followed my advice six months ago to protect yourself and potentially profit from this decline ... congratulations you’re far ahead of the overwhelming majority of investors in the country and the world. If you did not follow my advice, everything I see today convinces me more than ever that you need a bear market defence plan to help preserve your wealth and it’s not too late to take action now. Here’s, in my opinion, why... Bears with nine lives ...Like a cat with nine lives, it’s not easy to kill off a secular bear market in stocks — the defining feature is longevity. During the 20th Century, there were three secular bear markets in stocks. They occurred (roughly) from 1906-1921, 1929-1942 and 1966-1982. These three devastating periods for investors lasted

an average of more than 18 years. There’s little doubt in my mind that we’re in another secular bear market now, which began in 2000. The key questions for investors now are: - How low will stocks go? - How much longer will this secular bear market last? - How can I protect my investments and potentially profit from a secular bear market climate? To help answer these questions, let’s examine two of these previous secular bear markets in more detail... After the Dow plunged 89% from 1929 to mid1932, stocks went through some wild swings (including some strong countertrend rallies) before rolling over again and losing another 60% between 1937 and 1942! All in all, there were 12 distinct bear market declines (-20% or more) from 1929 to 1942, with a like number of short-term bull swings in between. But the entire period was one, long secular bear market, since the Dow didn’t surpass its 1929 high for good until 1954. In other words, investors were forced to wait 25 long years just to break even. This is a history lesson not to be taken

lightly... Deflation is what plagues our economy and financial markets today. But, during the secular bear market that began in the mid-1960s, it was inflation that made the situation worse. Like the current secular bear market since 2000, stocks also peaked in 1966 then made a “double-top” in 1968 at a higher level before falling sharply. The decade and a half that followed was like a sickening roller-coaster ride to nowhere. The end result was a punishing 16 year secular bear market in equities. So I would advise investors to expect more extremes before this bear market is over. Another key feature of a secular bear market is that it begins and ends at extremes. The extremely overvalued tech-bubble in 2000 was the first top in the current secular bear market cycle. The doubletop was completed five years later, when the housing/credit bubble collapsed in 2007. Before markets return to normal, we’re very likely to see extremes in the opposite direction. That is extreme undervaluation. Some investors think the S&P 500 is cheap today, with a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of about 12. While this is considerably

less than it’s P/E of more than 30 at the peak in 2000, at past market bottoms, P/ Es have frequently fallen into the single-digits. Don’t think this isn’t possible before the current bear market bottoms. Just two weeks ago, the S&P 500 Index slipped once again to a new bear market low, the lowest level since 1996 to be exact but then stocks turned on a dime and rallied dramatically, with the S&P 500 up nearly 10% in less than two-weeks. So, is this the beginning of another potentially powerful counter-trend rally? It’s still too early to tell, but stocks were extremely oversold, after getting off to one of the worst years on record early in 2009. Perhaps then, the time for a strong bear market bounce has finally arrived. If the S&P 500 does manage to extend its bounce so far, a strong, tradable rally may unfold similar to the bullish move we saw in late 2008. Were you able to profit from that rally? If you did, then you’re no doubt a very nimble trader. That’s because, if you were away for just a few weeks during the holiday season — from November 20, 2008 to January 6, 2009 — you probably missed the entire rally.

But this bull market pop to the upside was nothing more than a cyclical bull market move within a prolonged secular bull market. It was a classic bear market bounce in every sense of the definition. We’re bound to see more. It’s quite common during secular bear markets, to see rebounds that are brief, and sometimes powerful. However, you really have to be on your toes to profit from these quick pops. You need a trader’s mentality and you also need good timing to take your money and run before the market drops again to new lows as has been the case during this bear market. I will be addressing this issue of how to survive and weather the storm as well as protect your wealth in the next article. And make no mistake — we are still locked in the grasp of a secular bear market. How long could it last? Due to the epic nature of this crisis ... the unprecedented slide in home values and stock prices already ... this market turmoil could continue for many months or even years. Questions to the author can be directed to Craig Taunton of Haswell Pellant on 083 292 1793 or email ctaunton@haswellpellant. com

TAT Works Miracle Cure on Tourist Doldrums The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) believes it has solved the tourism dilemma by coming up with a new signature cocktail, ‘Siam Sunrays’, which in one fell swoop will undo all the negative effects of the Suvarnabhumi fiasco. Relying on the kudos that the Manhattan, Singapore Sling and Cuba Libre supposedly brought to their respective countries, the TAT hopes the new ‘Siam Sunrays’ will become immediately popular and will give “the Thai tourism and hospitality industries a much-needed boost.” Meanwhile, the respective authorities are playing a complex game of ‘pushmepullyou’. Deputy Public Health Minister Manit Nopamornbodi wants a total ban on alcohol for the upcoming Songkran Festi-

val and every other major holiday, which is bound to make hordes of holidaymakers ecstatic, I don’t think! Then the Industry Ministry has compounded matters by announcing that three key ingredients of the cocktail - chilli, ginger and lemon grass - are “hazardous substances”. The TAT remains unflinching, however.” Successful signature drinks are one way to fast track holiday destinations on to the world tourism map,” proclaims the TAT press release. “Siam Sunrays is the distinctive taste of Thailand”, which seems to reach the parts other drinks can’t, by being simultaneously refreshing and uplifting, vibrant, tingling, yet icecool, warming to the spirit and sensually awakening.

Quite some elixir, apparently. Here for avid Thaiophiles is the full recipe for the ‘Siam Sunrays’, courtesy of the TAT website: Ingredients: - 30-40 ml of Smirnoff vodka - 30 ml of coconut liqueur - 15 ml of syrup - 1/4 cm of Thai chilli pepper - 3 slices of young ginger - 1 Kaffir lime leaf - 3 slivers of lemon grass - 3 drops of lime juice - Soda water Preparation: Crush the small Thai chilli pepper, young ginger, Kaffir lime leaf, and lemon grass together in a shaker to bring out the aroma and flavour of the Thai herbs. Add syrup, lime juice and

Smirnoff and shake well. Strain into a glass with

ice; top up with soda water; garnish with chilli, lemon

grass and a slice of lime. See what you think.

times even hate. Supposing you were one of those Through no fault of your own Been born Without an arm or leg. How can you then atone For scientific blunders such as these? You cannot hide, Impervious, To the cries of those they call “Thalidomide” And spare a thought for those who live in anonymity The drunkard and the addict Who face humanity For help and understanding Not ours to reason why. Say to yourself “There but for the grace of God, go I”. Consider those, now old,

Who gave their lives Without a care Of what came after for themselves, Now facing near despair As loneliness and poverty Seem certain to descend Like vultures, Bent to pick the bones Of their untimely end.

POEMS OF LIFE

by Elizabeth Sheperd

Food for Thought

Whenever you feel weary, Whenever you feel sad, Whenever you begin to long for things you’ve never had, Consider other nations rife with famine and disease, Imagine Orphaned children and limbless refugees. Or think how it must feel if, just because your skin is black, The neighbors will not speak to you; Society turns its back Despite the fact That you sincerely want to integrate, But all you meet Is fear, mistrust, and some-

So remember When you’re weary, Remember when you’re sad, The plight of those who ever need Those things we’ve always had Try always to be cheerful Whenever you feel blue, There are people each day, Everywhere, a lot worse off than you!

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by Katy Grubb ‘The Strangers’ is the disturbing chilling film debut for director Bryan Bertino about a home invasion, loosely based upon the Manson Family’s murder of Sharon Tate, and possibly inspired by the French film ‘Them’. While this film does not break any new ground regarding it’s story, the fascinating use of

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My Movie Review of ‘The Strangers’

music, imagery and camera work allows a menacing atmosphere of paranoia and claustrophobia to build up throughout the film, eventually reaching its shocking climax. The film begins by introducing us to James Hoyt (Scott Speedman) and his partner Kristen McCay (Liv Tyler). Their evening is not off to a good start, when James makes a marriage proposal to Kristen and she rejects him. However it gets much worse when a masked young woman knocks on the door. This is the beginning of a series of disturbances that start out as annoying and a little eerie but soon develop into something far more threatening which leads you to question Just how safe are you in your own home? The Strangers are Doll-

face (Gemma Ward), Man In The Mask (Kip Weeks) and Pin-Up Girl (Laura Margolis) and they all wear masks throughout the film. The blank anonymity this gives these characters is one of the most unnerving aspects of ‘The Strangers’ as it dehumanizes them implying that they can’t be reasoned with, also coupled with the fact that only Dollface speaks for the majority of the film and even she only has about five lines in total most of which can be seen in the film trailer. There is a range of techniques that Bertino uses to frighten his audience. Every camera shot in ‘The Strangers’ has a specific purpose in mind to disconcert the viewer. He frequently shoots from the character’s point of view and he allows the audience

to see things the characters don’t. We know that The Strangers are in the house long before the characters realise it. A particularly unnerving scene when Kristen is standing in the kitchen completely oblivious to Man In The Mask standing watching her from the corner of the room. The Strangers also seem to possess the ability to appear and disappear soundlessly, therefore adding to the idea that they are not quite human. For me personally, the scariest aspect of The Strangers is that they have no apparent motives, personalities or anything else that would make them human. Kristen asks “Why are you doing this to us?” and Dollface replys simply “Because you were home.” The Strangers do not re-

The IT Guru

by Richard Bunch Now that Microsoft has finally launched its latest release of Internet Explorer, IE8 it’s time to have a look at what has changed here between this and the final Release Candidate. It is probably worthy of note that the launch has been a low key affair and although one of the featured downloads on Microsoft’s website, that’s it. It hasn’t as yet featured as an update to the OS or Internet Explorer itself though this is likely in the future, in the meantime though it is available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/?ocid=ie8. First off it is appears at the outset to provide a better basic browsing and productivity experience than its closest rival which has to be Firefox 3. Undeniably its tab handling is superior, it has an intelligent search bar as well as other features and tools more notably vastly improved security, anti-malware protection, and better ways to protect your privacy. Tabbed browsing has become a way of life for most of us now, but the way tabs are handled by different browsers and customisations that are available differs enormously. In IE8, out of the box so to speak when you open a new tab from an existing page, the new one opens directly to the right of the originating one, and both tabs are given the same colour, which nicely groups the tabs together in an easily distinguishable way. In IE7 and with other browsers tabs opened to

the far right, this was often confusing, now with colour coded grouping, switching between related tabs is a breeze! It is also simplicity itself to move a tab between groups and once moved it takes on the colour of the new group. Another new feature that has been a part of Firefox for ages is the ability to re-open closed tabs, where IE8 scores though is that each tab is a separate instance so if one locks or crashes the whole browser doesn’t suffer. And when the crashed tab is re-opened the content is restored as is, so for those people that use a web based e-mail client you should be able to pick up and continue writing the email where you left off. One thing to be mindful of though is that if you are in an Internet Cafe or other public Internet place be careful that you don’t allow the next user to pick up where you left off. In common with Firefox and Chrome the address bar is now an all-in-one search tool that searches the Web as well as previously visited Web sites, Favourites and RSS feeds. Some of the new features in IE8 are Accelerators and Web Slices, these are designed to let you get information from Web pages and services without having to actually visit them. Sounds strange? It takes a bit of getting used to but can be quite useful. Predictably the majority of Accelerators available at this time are written by Microsoft and use its ser-

vices, for instance Live Maps, Live Search and Windows Live Spaces; though there are some others including those from Amazon, eBay, Facebook and Yahoo. The limited availability of Accelerators at the moment is a definite drawback, but they are written in XML so it should be easy for them to be adopted by other providers fairly rapidly. Web Slices are similar in theory and again provide a way to get information without actually visiting the page. When you are on a page that is capable of providing information in this way the icon on the Favorites bar turns green, clicking on it then gives a list of available slices, when the content is updated it goes bold. Time will tell on this one but at the moment in my testing it doesn’t appear to be robust. Without doubt, one of the flaws in IE7 was the lack of security and privacy. That has been addressed in IE8 and certainly it has been beefed up with the introduction of SmartScreen Filter; the successor to the anti-phishing filter and this now alerts a user when they are about to visit a Website known to harbour malware. InPrivate Browsing is probably the new privacy tool that is getting peoples attention and deservedly so. After launching an InPrivate browsing session, all traces of the browsing session are removed when you close that instance of the browser, so all cookies, temporary Internet files, browsing history, form information, user names and passwords are gone, it really does work. It is customisable and in addition to keeping your session private also allows you to block a site from sending information to third parties and IE8 also protects against malicious ActiveX controls as well as

the more common types of malicious script. Slightly hidden away is a useful feature in the way it handles cookies. Often, visited websites will drop a cookie for one reason or another, some and probably the majority serve no useful purpose to the user, others like those from Hotmail for instance do. So when cleaning temporary files under IE7 you could select to delete cookies and that was it, they were either all deleted or not as the case maybe, with IE8 you can elect which cookies you don’t want deleted, really this is a nice feature. IE8 is far more than IE7 dressed up in new clothes, it introduces new standards which unfortunately some of the websites out there can’t cope with which is a shame. Microsoft has drawn up a list of common websites which are known to have problems with IE8 and the browser automatically switches to Compatibility View which essentially fools the website that you’re running IE7. For those sites that aren’t on the list which by the way I frequently updated, sites can be manually added so that they open in Compatibility View mode. The drawback with this is that the site may become compliant and IE8 will still show the site in Compatibility View mode, I haven’t been able to test this, it may be that a message is shown that the site is IE8 compatible or it automatically removes itself from the computability list. There is no doubt that IE8 offers an abundance of features and tools over its predecessors both in usability and security, in the former it is noticeably quicker than IE7 though in my usage it seems comparable with Firefox 3. I have used both IE7 and Firefox 3 on a

spond to pleas or emotions. They cannot be reasoned with. It’s pure nihilism. They kill because they find control and domination powerful, and they don’t care about consequences, moral or of any other kind. At the end of the film when they finally kill James and Kristen, they remove their masks and we are reminded that we are not dealing with the supernatural, but real

human beings who have chosen the path of evil and can’t be convinced otherwise. This film is genuinely chilling, however it focuses more on psychological torture rather than physical and may therefore let down less sophisticated horror fans. However for those who appreciate more subtle horror, ‘The Strangers’ will definitely not disappoint.

daily basis, some pages refuse to display correctly in Firefox and for those I would use IE7 and now IE8. One area it definitely scores is in its ability to handle Web 2 applications and AJAX. Will it be my browser of choice? Frankly I will probably still have a foot in both camps, I like the leanness of Firefox and the abundance of Add-ons, but it still doesn’t provide me with a 100% solution indeed some of its behaviour is still quirky and infuriates me. It will only be when IE8 rolls out as part of an update and thus widely installed and available for peoples use that its acceptance or otherwise will become apparent. Will Microsoft’s market share in the browser wars increase or decrease with IE8, only time will tell and the

availability of Accelerators etc. will have a bearing on the final result and I guess if any security defects are exposed. In any event I think it is worthwhile to download it and at least try it, you may be pleasantly surprised. If you need any further information, you’re welcome to call into my Office located on Sukhumvit Road (next door to Pattaya Today Newspaper). I am also happy to see you personally, but to avoid a wasted journey it is best to telephone me first on 08 3540 5220 as I am often out at client sites these days. Send your questions and to contact me by e-mail itguru@itsthailand. org, you can also visit our website www.itsthailand.org

The view from the hill

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by Mr Pobaan

We are Mr and Mrs Pobaan. Welcome to Khao Talo Towers, our humble home on the Hill. Despite the natural way our gracious residence nestles into the gentle slope above Pattaya and its walls are embraced lovingly by wind-ruffled palm fronds, the house is of reasonably recent construction. I can testify to this fact because, not many years ago, Mrs Pobaan - light of my life and resident angel in my heaven - and I travelled here to inspect a small area of scrubland on Soi Khao Talo and, having compared it with many other plots hereabouts, selected it as the ideal location for our dream home. As is the case with many such estates in the area, the name of our village includes the word ‘view’. In fact, the elevation of the plot over the surrounding countryside was an important selling point for the developers who sought to separate the Pobaans from their cash by encouraging us to invest in their venture.

Because the elevation was, to the Pobaan mind, slight in Alpine terms, and the landscape available for viewing really not that spectacular, the view was more of a selling point than a buying point. Now that our home is built, our reluctance to share in the saleswoman’s enthusiasm for the prospect afforded from the site has been justified. Other houses have sprung up on every side to obstruct whatever panorama was available from the virgin soil, though of course we are not totally hemmed in. From our back patio, particularly if one stands on a chair or mounts Mrs Pobaan’s shiny aluminium stepladder, one is afforded a clear view of the tower at Jomtien – the one with the revolving restaurant – and the tops of a number of other buildings which are almost certainly in the Jomtien area. It doesn’t have the calendar potential of, say, the Serengeti at sunrise or Abu Simbel at dawn. We cannot view herds of wildebeest thundering majestically

across the veldt nor observe gracious feluccas twisting in the currents of the Nile. But it’s home. And when the sun has gone down around half past six, there’s a soft glow from down there in Jomtien, the fans are slowly turning, there’s a glass of whisky and ice on the table and, from the kitchen, the sort of sounds that wives make when they’re using their magical skills to create some irresistible feast from what to men appear unpromising materials, I wouldn’t swop the view for a ring-side seat at Elvis’s come-back concert. ‘Who’s Elvis?’ Mrs Pobaan has been reading my thoughts again. ‘He was a very famous singer. They called him The King.’ ‘He was your king?’ ‘No, he wasn’t a real king. Oh, never mind. I was just thinking that the twinkling lights of Jomtien, when viewed from our very own home, seem more beautiful than sundown in the Serengeti.’ ‘You can see Jomtien?’

‘Well, the tower.’ ‘Where?’ ‘That thing. The one that goes round.’ ‘OK. What do you want for dinner?’ In a world of complexity and sophistication, up in Khao Talo Towers we remain true to the simple things of life. To the south, way off in the distance, are the sunburnt pelts of beach-loving tourists, shaking sand from their shoes as the umbrellas are packed away after another day of sun worship. To the west are the fleshpots of downtown Pattaya, the neon lights only now flickering to life unseen, but easily imagined, to illuminate another evening’s hard partying. To the north, and then round a bit, is Bangkok, a city so big and tiring that it is to be avoided by stay-at-homes like the Pobaans at all costs. To the east is abroad. Up here on the Hill, all of this geography is out of mind. Tonight we are thinking lazily about what’s for dinner and what little domestic chores we shall plan to make tomorrow a fulfill-

ing day. We have a couple of dud light-bulbs that need replacing. And those dried papaya seeds should be planted. Not to mention washing the car – or should I take it to that valeting place across the Sukhumvit Road? It’s only 225 baht and they do it so much more thoroughly. Besides, I could use the time to do something else, such as... This is the real view from the Hill. It’s not exciting, but it is real. If you, dear reader, drive a red Ferrari at high speed or bungee jump before breakfast, the view from the Hill is not likely to provide you with the adrenaline rush you need to make you feel alive. But if you’re a regular cove who can rub along just fine with all the good, honest and true things of life, then share the view in this space every couple of weeks with Kuhn Pobaan. The ride is more Toyota Yaris than rollercoaster, but you’ll get home in one piece without upchucking your breakfast. And, who knows, you may come to reassess what are the important things in life.

Kuhn Pobaan’s by-the-way Fact 1: taking off your shoes before entering a house is a nice custom. Fact 2: Khao Talo Towers has three outside doors – front, back and side. Sooner or later, any conscientious house-husband busying about his duties is bound to do as follows: he comes in at the back, leaving his first pair of shoes at the door; he exits at the side, picking up his second pair of shoes at point of departure; he deadheads a few hibiscus plants and re-enters the house by the front door, discarding the second shoes beside the third pair which he keeps at the front door. He then has to put out the rubbish at the side of the house, but of course there are no longer any shoes at the side door so he goes outside barefoot, comes back in and leaves dusty footprints in the kitchen. Outcome: annoyed teerak. Solution: sorry, Mrs Pobaan. You are to be obeyed in all other matters, but Mr Pobaan keeps his shoes on in his own house. Your views please.

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Now that’s a trick

A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender, "If I show you a really good trick, will you give me a free drink?" The bartender considers it, then agrees. The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat. He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano. The rat stretches, cracks his knuckles, and proceeds to play the blues. After the man finished his drink, he asked the bartender, "If I show you an even better trick, will you give me free drinks for the rest of the evening?" The bartender agrees, thinking that no trick could possibly be better than the first. The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out a tiny rat. He reaches into his other pocket and pulls out a tiny piano. The rat stretches, cracks his knuckles, and proceeds to play the blues. The man reaches into another pocket and pulls out a small bullfrog, who begins to sing along with the rat's music. While the man is enjoying his beverages, a stranger confronts him and offers him $100,000.00 for the bullfrog. "Sorry," the man replies, "he's not for sale." The stranger increases the offer to $250,000.00 cash up front. "No," he insists, "he's not for sale." The stranger again increases the offer, this time to $500,000.00 cash. The man finally agrees, and turns the frog over to the stranger in exchange for the money. "Are you insane?" the bartender demanded. "That frog could have been worth millions to you, and you let him go for a mere $500,000!" "Don't worry about it." the man answered. "The frog was really nothing special. You see, the rat's a ventriloquist."

Didn’t see that one coming!

Two buddies were out for a Saturday stroll. One had a Doberman and the other had a Chihuahua. As they sauntered down the street, the guy with the Doberman said to his friend, "Let's go over to that bar and get something to drink." The guy with the Chihuahua said, "We can't go in there. We've got dogs with us." The one with the Doberman said, "Just follow my lead." They walked over to the bar and the guy with the Doberman put on a pair of dark glasses and started to walk into the bar. The bouncer at the door said, "Sorry, Mac, no pets allowed." The man with the Doberman said, "You don't understand. This is my Seeing-Eye dog." The bouncer said, "A Doberman pinscher?" The man said, "Yes, they're using them now. They're very good." The bouncer said, "OK then, come on in." The buddy with the Chihuahua figured he'd try it too so he put on a pair of dark glasses and started to walk into the bar. He knew his story would be a bit more unbelievable. Once again the bouncer said, "Sorry, pal, no pets allowed." The man with the Chihuahua said, "You don't understand. This is my Seeing-Eye dog." The bouncer said, "A Chihuahua?" The man with the Chihuahua said, "A Chihuahua?!? A Chihuahua?!? They gave me a damn Chihuahua???"

Looking on the bright side

Jack and Tom, are having a beer in a saloon when a cowboy walks in with an Indian's head under his arm. He hands it to the bartender, and the bartender hands him money. The bartender turns to them and says, "I hate Indians. Last week they burnt my barn to the ground and killed my wife and three kids. Anybody brings me the head of an Indian, I'll give them a thousand bucks." Jack and Tom guzzle their beers and leave to go hunt Indians. After a while, they finally spot one. Jack throws a rock, it hits him on the head, the Indian falls off his horse, and rolls seventy feet down a ravine. The two cowboys make their way down the ravine and Tom pulls out his knife to claim their trophy. Jack says, "Tom, take a look at this." Tom says, "Not now, I'm busy." Jack says, "I really think you should have a look." Tom says, "Idiot, can't you see I'm busy? I've got a thousand dollars in my hand." Jack says, "Please, Tom, take a look." Tom looks up at the top of the ravine, and there's five thousand Indians standing there. Tom says, "Wow! We're gonna be millionaires!"

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A good reason not to drink

A new guy in town walks into a bar and reads a sign that hangs over the bar... FREE BEER! FREE BEER FOR THE PERSON WHO CAN PASS THE TEST! So the guy asks the bartender what the test is. The bartender replies "Well, first you have to drink that whole gallon of pepper tequila, the WHOLE thing at once and you can't make a face while doing it. Second, there's a 'gator out back with a sore tooth...you have to remove it with your bare hands. Third, there's a woman up-stairs who's never had an orgasm. You gotta make things right for her." The guy says, "Well, as much as I would love free beer, I won't do it. You have to be nuts to drink a gallon of pepper tequila and then get crazier from there. Well, as time goes on and the man drinks a few, he asks, "Wherez zat teeqeelah?" He grabs the gallon of tequila with both hands, and downs it with a big slurp and tears streaming down his face. Next, he staggers out back and soon all the people inside hear the most frightening roaring and thumping, then silence. The man staggers back into the bar, his shirt ripped and big scratches all over his body. "Now" he says "Where's that woman with the sore tooth?"

Don’t get carried away!

A preacher goes into a bar and says "Anybody who wants to go to heaven, stand up." Everybody stands up except for a drunk in the corner. The preacher says "My son, don't you want to go to heaven when you die?" The drunk says "When I die? Sure. I thought you were taking a load up now."

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Home buyers, sellers play the waiting game by Khun Dee There’s a new game in town. As if marathons, golf, tennis, volleyball and any number of other sporting events, tourist attractions and competitions— including chess--were not enough, visitors and residents alike are now participating in Pattaya’s latest diversion: the waiting game. Prospective property buyers are waiting for softening prices to hit rock bottom; would-be sellers are waiting for the market to turn around and for asking prices to firm up; real estate brokers and agents are waiting to see who will blink first. Though the local property market can be characterized as sluggish, the players are by no means lethargic. In fact, interest on the part of home buyers and real estate investors is arguably stronger now than it has been in recent memory. Similarly, sellers seem to be more eager to find takers, offering a growing number of homes and properties for sale. But while enthusiasm on both sides of the equation might be climbing, the number of transactions is falling.

Owners hard-pressed to move their properties are wheeling and dealing and agreeing to concessions, but they nevertheless are resisting price cuts; few are willing to sell at a loss. Yet apparently that is what bargain-hungry buyers are searching for—deep discounts in a slow, soft market. The end result of such opposing goals has been the widening price gap and stagnant sales activity. So what is the uninitiated lay person to do? In the words of great Thai scholars through the ages: Up to you. In essence, whether you are a potential buyer or a would-be seller, make a decision to based on your personal circumstances vis-à-vis existing market conditions. If you are in the market to buy a condo, a house, or a property, reflect on how urgent your need is. How long can you wait before you absolutely must make a purchase? If you do not buy now, how will that affect your financial condition? Will you be in a better cash position six months or one year from now? If you wait, will that choice prop-

erty still be available and at what price? These considerations as well as your present needs and long-term plans must be evaluated before you make a determination to buy now at a price you consider above market value or to wait—hoping to see prices decline to new lows. However, should you elect to play the waiting game, two new questions arise: How will you know when property values have hit their nadir? And what if world or local economic events exert an upward influence on Pattaya real estate values? Anticipating future trends in demand and pricing is equally problematic for sellers. Is it better to accept an insultingly-low offer price now, before property values head farther south, or sit it out until real estate makes a comeback? Either decision is a gamble. Before accepting an offer or even going to market, owners must ask why they want to or need to sell that home or property? Are you having financial difficulties? Can you afford to wait months or a year or longer before selling?

Becoming an Expat

Many visitors discover that Thailand’s cost of living and currency exchange rates allow them the opportunity to retire much sooner than would be possible in their country. Because the “Land of Smiles” offers beaches, tropical weather year around and a higher standard of living than they could get back home for the same money, who wouldn’t be tempted to uproot and move to Thailand? “I’m not happy working, and I’ll be too old to enjoy myself when I reach retirement age, assuming I live that long. Why should I continue to work and be stressed out until I am 65 or older when I can retire comfortably in Thailand right now?” Before you do, realize that becoming an expat requires a major lifestyle change. Foreigners from cold weather countries must adjust to Thailand’s hot climate. Eventually most people acclimate and the hot weather becomes not only tolerable

but pleasant, especially for those with arthritis. However, vacation in Thailand for at least a month during the period of April through October before you move here. The months of November through February are not representative of how hot and humid Thailand can get. Living far away from family can be a huge adjustment for those with close family ties and who have lived near relatives there entire lives. For some, getting away from family can relieve stress. Evolving from a tourist lifestyle to an expat lifestyle requires some major contemplation. Relocating on impulse is unwise. You must consider ‘what if’ scenarios. What if your finances don’t last, or supplemental income becomes necessary and you are unable to obtain employment, or your family experiences a major problem that requires your assistance back home, or you develop a serious medical condition

and your health insurance requires you to receive medical treatment in your country, or you are unable to renew your Thai visa, or you get tired of living here, or one of many other reasons that may require you to leave – will you be able to afford to move back to your country? You will be older, your savings may be less and a job may not be available. Becoming an expat requires that you maintain a sensible, feasible exit plan “just in case.” Of overriding importance is money; how you will earn it or transfer it. Both have their problems. Obtaining a work permit is costly and not guaranteed. Transferring money can be expensive and inconvenient. If you have stocks and other investments, check with your broker. Some will not service your account after you are out of your country ninety days. Home or condo – rent or buy? If you decide to buy, hire a reputable Thai real estate lawyer and make

If you accept a belowmarket offer now, can you use the proceeds to generate more income? Again, the decision is yours alone to make, but it’s important that you first answer these and other questions, and that you take into account your short- and long-term living, financial and investment strategies. Notwithstanding the uncertainties riddling Pattaya’s property market, if you nevertheless opt to sell or buy at this time, enlist the assistance of a qualified real estate professional. Get referrals from people you trust, then interview at least three experienced and knowledgeable agents. Your final selection should be someone you can relate to and like. As a prospective home buyer, ask your agent to keep you informed of all new listings and any price reductions or increases on existing listings. It’s important that you keep an eye on new listings, but do not expect to be able to low-ball these sellers. Instead, visit homes that have had recent price reductions or have been on the market

for at least 30 days or more. These sellers are more likely to be receptive to undermarket offers. When you find a home you want to buy, ask your estate agent to provide you with a list of similar homes (comparables) for sale or sold in that area over the last six months. Ask for specifics such as the property address, age of the structure, square meters, number of bedrooms and baths, asking price, and selling price. Armed with such information, you and your agent can work out a reasonable offer price. Keep in mind that this is a buyers’ market, therefore you are in control. And while sellers are quick to reject bizarre low-ball offers, they may welcome reasonable under-market offers. If the seller is eager to accept your offer, insist that he sweeten the deal for you. Most sellers realize that in a buyers’ market they often must give something extra to the buyers in order to ensure a sale. Don’t be afraid to ask. Do you like the sellers’ furniture? Oversized fish tank? Entertainment center? Ask

for any or all of those items and use them as negotiating tools. Often this draws the sellers’ thoughts away from price and toward the personal property. You might also demand that the seller make any needed repairs or upgrades and pay all fees, closing costs and taxes. As a seller, it’s up to you to decide whether to accept an under-market offer and give in to accompanying buyer demands. Consider the replacement cost of items that the buyer wants, the labor and material expense for specified repairs or upgrades, and the minor closing fees and taxes. All in all, the total may be a small price to pay, particularly for sellers facing imminent financial strains and those compelled to leave the area or the country. Shoppers smitten by a special home will be influenced by their emotions and guided by their estate agents to make a reasonable offer despite market conditions. For most sellers and buyers, however, there is little pressure to buy or sell immediately; they will continue playing the waiting game.

certain the title is free of encumbrances and deed transfer is correct. A second opinion from an unassociated lawyer is wise. Thailand has several outstanding world class hospitals with excellent doctors, however all hospitals are not created equal. Nearby towns like Sri Racha and Sattahip have hospitals that give excellent care at less expense. Ask fellow expats about their experiences and shop around to find a hospital you trust. Living in close proximity to a hospital is extremely important if you are elderly or have medical problems. If you feel only doctors from your country are medically qualified, stop any further consideration of becoming an expat. It’s not a matter of whether you will ever need medical care, but when. You may not have time to fly back home for treatment if you become injured or ill. Verify your medical insurance covers both accidents and illnesses when you are LIVING overseas. Some plans only pay for overseas medical care while on a holiday but cov-

erage stops if you are out of your country past a certain length of time. Thailand has low cost medical insurance, but past the age of 60 you may have difficulty obtaining a policy. Public transportation is plentiful. Passengers can sit back, relax, sleep, read, talk to a friend or gaze out at the scenery while riding busses, planes, taxis and trains. No road rage when you are not driving but if you chose to drive, be sensible. Liability for an accident in Thailand can be devastating. Can you speak, read and write Thai? For some people it is difficult to adjust from being an articulate professional to an illiterate who cannot even order food. Living can get frustrating for “mover and shaker” personalities. Things take longer to get done and often it is your inability to communicate that is at fault. Thai food is cheap, but eating Western meals either at restaurants is expensive. Most draft beers are cheap and ‘happy hours’ offer great prices. You will ALWAYS be a

foreigner. Are you openminded? The Thai culture is different than yours, and it is your responsibility to accept Thai mores and change. Your new friends may be from other countries meaning more cultural differences. No matter how many people you meet from your country or similar cultures, you still must interact with Thai people. For the most part, Thais are great people. You will enjoy your life here better if you learn their culture. When vacationing in Pattaya it is an exciting, exotic paradise. Living here reduces what was once exotic to an everyday occurrence. When the newness wears off you may no longer want to live here. Be honest with yourself before becoming an expat. Adventurous vacations are not the same as living in a foreign country all year around. If you have second thoughts after considering the changes you’ll have to make we hope you will still retain the desire to visit us each year. Thailand, and Pattaya, is wonderful like no other place on the planet.

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A warm welcome to Phillip of P. & N. Poolshop and his popular professional advice section on swimming pool. P. & N. Poolshop was formed in 2005 by Phillip & Nittaya. Philip worked as a competent building contractor for 20 years, mostly building private propert-ies including swimming pools. Now, he’s the company’s director, sales, swimming pool design, pool construction supervisor, quantity surveyor and pool structural engineer. While Nittaya used to be a photographer before she became the company’s director, administration, purchasing officer and pool maintenance supervisor. Many residents and property developers in and around Pattaya are benefiting from Phillip’s many years of experience, expertise and knowledge in swimming pool design, build and maintenance. Dear Pattaya Today Readers Hello again. Now, I’m back to answer all your questions regarding pool maintenance. You can send your questions at phil@pnpoolshop.com. For my first issue, I would like to share some tips regarding grout problems. From Robert Mabprachan Hi Philip, I am getting fine dirt

coming back into the pool during vacuuming and after I carryout a backwash, could you please help because this is making my pool continuously cloudy. Dear Robert, There are a number of reasons 1. Whilst you are vacuuming you pool you may be getting air into the system, check and bleed out the excess air. But always prime the vacuum line pri-

or to vacuuming. 2. There may be a problem with the filtration medium What kind of medium is in your filter? How long since this was last changed? Most mediums last a maximum of 2 years I would recommend that when you next change your filter medium you use Zeolite, This medium comes from Australia, it is made

from volcanic rock, it is very hard and specially graded for the use in filtration systems, it is very good for removing many metals from source water, and also this medium will last up to 7 years. 3. Check your M.P.V. check to make sure that the seal is not dirty or damaged; also check to make sure that the return spring on the M.P.V. is functioning as normal, ie making a positive seat. 4. After you have carried out all of the above, then I would suggest you use a coagulant, Cleartrine is what I use with great success.

Good luck Robert From Oliver Nongplalai, Hi Phil, I have heard from various people about a chemical that screens the pool from the sun, could you please give me more information. Hi Oliver, Yes we do have such a product its trade name is Focus chlorine stabiliser, it is in fact isocyanuric acid, This product protects chlorine from ultraviolet rays, Focus Chlorine Stabiliser is a free running white powder and when added to the swimming pool water at the correct dosage, will control

or condition the chlorine which has been added to the swimming pool. This chemical absorbs ultraviolet radiation which enters the pool and rapidly destroys the chlorine. The addition of stabiliser ensures longer protection of chlorine against harmful bacteria and algae. This results in lower cost of chlorine to keep the pool in a sparkling clean, safe and hygenic state for swimming. My persomal opinion is, for those with chlorine or salt water pools, one just cant help but save on costs. Regards Phil wwwwwww

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Ask Andy

Looking for a solution to problems in or around your house? Email questions to: andypattayatoday@gmail.com Quick Tip Do you have difficulty driving screws into hardwood? Try this next time: Before inserting the screws, coat them with soap or wax. Not only does the coating make it easier to drive the screws into the seemingly impenetrable material, it also reduces the likelihood that you will strip the hole.

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Loud Lines Several times a week the utility company’s electric cables [overhead power lines] running toward our house make a screeching noise-like a thousand crows. We haven’t suffered any power cuts, but I’d like to know what the noise is and if it is likely to become dangerous? Electrical Nerd My guess is that the noise probably stems from a moving magnetic field on the lines that causes the air to vibrate. As the air vibrates it creates a loud humming noise that to you sounds like a flock of screeching crows. As you no doubt know, sound is caused by air vibrations--the bigger the vibration, the louder the noise. (Did you already check for the presence of a flock of crows?)

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Size Matters Thank you, Andy, and to Thai Bob (Andy’s Helper) for mentioning True Value in your recent column. The hardware store turned out to be a God-send, carrying items I can’t find anywhere else, including familiar brands from back home. Why have I not seen the store advertised in Pattaya Today or anywhere else? Anyway, I was there three times in the last two days— not because I love it so but because I wasn’t thinking. The first time I stopped in and saw an item I needed for my kitchen sink. I bought it, took it home, and found it was too small for my particular faucet. I took the item back (no problem returning it) and left with a larger size. It still didn’t fit. This time I measured the fixture and purchased the proper size. Bingo! The staff was quite helpful— particularly when I knew what I needed. Evan

There are many faucets in a number of sizes on the market, Evan. The single most common mistake made by consumers is failing to take the faucet with them when buying a new part. That applies to many other household items as well when you have to replace an attachment or match a part; most of us cannot accurately eyeball parts. Also, trying to describe the items and not knowing the correct sizes or names can be frustrating--even with a helpful professional staff.

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Got Wood You’ve answered a number of readers who asked about care and cleaning of tile floors, but I can’t recall anything on wood floors. We just had new natural flooring installed in our condo, and I would appreciate some tips, like how often to clean wood and what cleaning products to use? Andrea Like tile floors, Andrea, wood floors should be cleaned daily. Actually, frequent cleaning is even more important for wood floors. I would recommend that you vacuum and dust mop at least once a day to prevent dirt from building up and damaging the surface. Wash wood floors when necessary using a mixture of a quarter-cup of apple cider vinegar and four liters of warm water. Dampen a soft cloth with the mixture. Wood floors are best cleaned on your hands and knees because you should only clean a small area at a time and then dry it and move on. Never get wood floors too wet, and do not allow them to dry naturally. Finished wood floors often can be cleaned just with water. However, the finish will eventually wear off, and you’ll either have to refinish the floors or start waxing them.

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Orange Bowl I cannot to make my toilet bowl clean altogether, Andy. Even I scrubbing long time still I have dark the orange ring around the bowl so close at the water

line. What I must do to take it away? Heinrick The earlier you attack this problem, Heinrick, the easier it will be to remove the ring. A thorough cleaning with a commercial acid-based bowl cleaner may do the trick. If the bowl cleaner doesn’t work, try using a green, nylonbacked scrub sponge along with the acid. For an old ring, dry the area then apply laundry bleach, Allow a few minutes for the bleach to whiten the stain, then wash thoroughly. As a last resort, if your toilet is vitreous china, use a pumice stone. Wet the stone with the water in the bowl and rub it on the ring. Keep the stone wet the entire time you’re scrubbing. (Do not use pumice stones on colored, enamel or plastic fixtures.) Once you’ve gotten rid of the ring, weekly cleanings should keep it from coming back.

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Mat Realm When we moved into our house here two years ago, we put down a walkoff mat at the entryway. I sweep it daily, of course, but it looks like it’s ready for a more severe cleaning. Can you advise? Cynthia Walk-off mats are a great

way to protect your home and your family’s health, Cynthia, inasmuch as most of the dirt and germs in your house walks in through the door on people’s feet. Even if you and your guests follow the local custom of leaving your shoes at the door, walk-off mats can nevertheless help further reduce contamination and housecleaning time. For

readers who are unfamiliar with such mats, they are the carpets seen at entrances to hospitals and some retail stores; they’re called walk-off mats because they give the dirt a chance to be walked off before it gets in. Walk-off mats, usually three- to four-meters long, are made of nylon or olefin with a rubber or vinyl back. In answer to your question,

Cynthia, vacuum your mats regularly or shake them outside. Periodically hose them down and scrub with an all-purpose cleaner. You can also use upholstery shampoo or a wet/dry vacuum to clean them. Important: always hang the mats until completely dry so that moisture isn’t trapped under the vinyl backing. --Handy Andy

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Pattaya’s French Archers Beat German and English Archers

On Sunday, in Pattaya, the French gained revenge for their defeats by English archers in the battles of Agincourt, Crecy and Poitiers, so many centuries ago. A team of French archers outshot their English opponents in an exciting international-style archery competition, winning in convincing manner. This competition was held in the Pirates of Pattaya shooting club’s archery range, in Hua Yai. It was staged by the Pattaya Archery Club as it’s first-ever “Special Events Day”, and judging by the very favourable reaction to the new-style competition, it was a very successful Special Event. The competition was to shoot 72 arrows at a distance of 30 metres into an 80cm target face. The French team consisted of Gilles Fourquet, Gilbert Pelissier and Henri Hofstatter, and by half-way they had scored a total of 892 points. The German team, consisting of Manfred Barth, Rudi Cigler, Barbara Braun and Michael Waas, had scored 885 by half-time; just seven points behind the French, in

second place. The British team, consisting of Roger Lorton, Mervyn Gillham, Paul Ingliss and Jeff Downes had scored 858 points by half-time and so trailed the French team by 34 points. Such a deficit was not insurmountable, it would only take a few poor shots by the French, and some Personal Bests by the English, to even the match. So with only seven points separating the French and German teams and 27 points separating the German and English teams, the secondhalf of the competition promised to be a nail-biter. However, the French archers were inspired, increasing their accuracy in the second-half, scoring an additional 915 points which was an increase of 23 points over their first-half score. The German archers also improved their score in the second-half by an additional 17 points, scoring 902 for the remaining 36 arrows apiece. The English archers however only scored a total of 844 in the second half, which was a disappointing drop of

Three Sisters Golf

by Paul Donahue

“St. Patrick’s Day this March 17 and it seems everyone had a bit of the green in their attire. There was no

shortage of green on the Pattaya Country Club course as the Three Sisters Group teed off at 0630. Except for the #2 Green which was more like a bunker with the sand coating,

Richard Hall on the left with Donald Goins on the right

14 points over their first-half score. So the match ended with the French team scoring a total of 1807 for a 3-man team. The German team scored a total of 1787 and the English team scored a total of 1702. The sharp-eyed amongst our readers will have noted

also shooting for a place in their country’s team. Added a bit of an extra challenge. Celebrations and vows of revenge The French Tricoleur was paraded with pride by the French team, as indeed they should be proud of such a

All three archery teams, plus compound archers John (extreme left) and George (extreme right)

that the French team only had three archers, whereas the English and German teams had four archers each. This imbalance was easily addressed by deleting the scores of the lowest-scoring archer in both the English and German teams. So not only were the archers trying to shoot their best, they were the course was in good shape and well mowed. As might be expected the “Free Drop Jim” group lagged well behind the starting groups. All participants eventually made it back to Caddy Shack II for some of Herbie Ishinaga’s fine regular and spicy hot dogs. As the cards were tallied, Richard Hall came in with a very respectable 39 followed by Donald Goins with a 38. Don will be returning to the City of Lost Wages tomorrow. Til next trip Don, have a good one. Herbie was right on the leaders tail coming in with a 37. Paul Kraft followed with a 36 and the remainder of the group went down from there. As usual, the sausages were accompanied by various beverages, among them San Miguel Lite, Heineken and even some Coke Light.”

convincing result. Indeed Gilles Fourquet only joined the archery club about four months ago, having never shot an arrow before. He quickly absorbed the club coach’s guidance and already Gilles is a fine shot, with great potential for the future The French team’s topscorer was Henri Hofstat-

ter with a remarkable score of 629 for the competition. There were a few mumbles in the English team as Henri is a French-speaking Belgian, and so was only half-French. Not his fault, of course, but as there are no other Belgians in the archery club, the other French team members welcomed him to their collective bosom. The German top-scorer was Manfred Barth with an outstanding score of 662, easily the best shot in the club. Manfred is 64 years-old, showing that archery can be suitable for people of all ages. The club’s youngest member is 12-year-old Charlie Brand, a mere slip of a girl. The English team’s topscorer was Roger Lorton with a respectable score of 606. His team-mates all shot below their proven capabilities and so the English team has the potential to save the nation’s honour in any future competitions. However, rumour has it that they have vowed revenge and are doubtless busy sharpening their arrows right now. A few beers were downed

in celebration or commiseration, and everyone thought the Special Event was a great success. Little do they know what challenge lies ahead for them in the next Special Event … watch this space.

Trying archery in Pattaya Pattaya Archery Club shoots on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, beginning at 10.00 am and finishing at about noon or thereafter. Anyone ─ Thai or farang, young or old, man or woman ─ is welcome to come along to the Pattaya Shooting Club in Hua Yai and find out what it is all about. Beginners’ Coaching is held on a Tuesday and / or a Saturday. The Coach’s services and the use of the club’s bows, arrows and other equipment are free for beginners, and so it costs nothing to see if this challenging sport is for you. For more details visit Pattaya Archery Club’s website at www.pattaya-archery-club. com, or telephone Eric, the President, on 089 535 1193

Golf form Tropical Bert’s

by Thomas Cotton

The number of aspirants is thankfully thinning out and the congregation at Bert’s was much reduced this Tuesday morning. We headed out to the course which our captain fondly calls “Pleasant Swamp”. As we set out on our struggle with the course, we were confronted by a stiff breeze, or as one might hear in the vernacular of Pattaya bar culture “wind with power”. In spite of the tight and tricky layout, birdies were coming hither and thither and then, Scott Dobbins, had an eagle on the third hole. But this didn’t save him and our captain by being bettered by Mashi Kenata who roared down the back nine with 23 points! By popular demand, we played off the white tees, and this enabled many of our throng to register some rather handsome scores. Scott ended up with an impressive gross 70, but still didn’t make the leader board. One could speculate that our captain’s absence from the winners accounts for his swearing that “next time ye shall return to the blue tees!” Back at Bert’s our captain dished out the awards. The overall winner, with an im-

Kevin Dunne, Martin Philips, Brian Downey, Don Carmody pressive 43 points was Brian Winners B Flight (Hcps 16 Downey, a fine Irish relic, up): whose flamboyant and plati1. Brian Downey 43 pts num coiffure is the envy of 2. Don Carmody 37 pts heads hiding under hats. 3. Brian Gabe 34 pts Winners A Flight (Hcps 0 Near Pins: Steve Hamstad, to 15): Dick Warberg, Kevin Dunne, 1. Martin Philips 42 pts Tony Scrambler 2. Kevin Dunne 39 pts Long Putts: Brian Gabe, 3. Mashi Kenata 38 pts Anders Pedersen This is to notify friends and golf buddies of long time Pattaya resident-\”Jim Tully\”, that he past away this morning in Kaneohe,Hawaii. JimTully returned to Hawaii after suffering a stroke, to be with his oldest son Tangi and family in hopes to recover and return to his dearest friends in Pattaya where his wished to spend his final days. He is survived by three sons and a daughter Tangi, Tunui, Kimo and Mellissa as well as nine grand-children. Jim Tully expressed how much he missed his Gang [his second family] and that his heart is still there in Pattaya,\”his paradise\”. To \”Herb,Jerry and the rest\”[you know who you are]..\”ALOHA\” And Mahalo for your friendship through out the many years.

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Wednesday Quiz League Golf from the “Travellers Rest” by Barry Hooper

R1Q5 Q: The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; what is a Terminator? A: Cyborg or Humanoid Robot. Nervous Wreck appealed for “Killer Android”. From Wikipedia: An android is a robot designed to look and act human. Nervous Wreck’s answer is correct - 2 points. R2Q5 Q: Bristol is a city and ceremonial county in SW England; True or False? A: True. Cheers wanted the answer explained. From Wikipedia: The ceremonial counties are areas of England that are appointed a Lord Lieutenant. The current Lord Lieutenant of Bristol is Mary Prior. R2Q7 Q: Which river flows through Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and The Netherlands? A: The Rhine. Bowling Green appealed for the Somme. From Wikipedia: The Somme is a river in Picardy, northern France. It only flows through France. Appeal denied. R2Q8 Q: The Yorkshire Wolds are located in which of the 3 historic ridings of Yorkshire? A: East Riding. Cheers appealed for North Riding. From Wikipedia: The Yorkshire Wolds are low hills in the Counties of East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. I’ll allow both answers. Two points to Cheers, Boxing Roo, Bowling Green, Stag’s Head, Bunker and Palmers. R5Q1 Q: What country celebrated the 59th anniversary of its Republic Day on 26th January 2009? A: India. Palmers appealed for North Korea. From Wikipedia: On 26 January 1950, India became a republic and a new constitution came into effect. North Korea became a republic on September 9th 1948. India is correct. R6Q1 Q: Dame Jane Goodall is best known for her study of which species of primates? A: Chimpanzees. The Londoner appealed for Gorillas. From Wikipedia: Dame Jane Goodall [...] is well-known for her 45year study of chimpanzee social and family interactions in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. The Londoner may have been thinking of Diane Fossey. Appeal denied. R6Q7 Q: Name the British chef who rose to fame teaching cookery on the 1970s TV show ‘Family Fare’? A: Delia Smith. Bowling Green complained that Delia Smith was never a chef. I think this is a little churlish, as she is certainly known as a “celebrity chef”, as are others who have never worked as a chef in a restaurant. Question stands. Next week’s matches April 1st: Derbyshire vs. Shagwell, Londoner vs. Cheers, Nervous Wreck vs. Boxing Roo, OK Corral vs. Bunker, Palmers vs. Bowling Green, Stag’s Head vs. Rising Sun.

The Bunker

by Mick Ramshaw

Plutaluang Playing Stableford at the Thai Royal Navy course for a change the Bunker Boy’s found themselves playing the South and East courses and there was a rumour that the East course had been closed for maintenance! Well, the maintenance didn’t work because it was in a terrible state, nonetheless Mashi and Tom Wilson weren’t complaining as they both racked up 40 points, Mashi winning on a count back to win the A Flight, John Thornber took third place five points behind them. Jack Robertson walked away with the B Flight finishing five points ahead of John Lee and Stan Watkins got in the money sneaking into third place a point behind John.

Results: A Flight: 1st Mashi Kaneta hcp 11) 40 points 2nd Tom Wilson (hcp 10) 40 points 3rd John Thornber (hcp 19) 35 points B Flight: 1st Jack Robertson (hcp 22) 37 points 2nd John Lee (hcp 22) 32 points 3rd Stan Watkins (hcp 26) 31 points Near pin winners - Mashi Kaneta, PJ Redmond and two went to Charlie Chance. Emerald With the weather looking a bit overcast there was a few golfers who went back to bed and they weren’t

bad judges as the start was delayed by rain and a downpour later in the round played havoc with the scores. With not so many golfer’s playing there was only one flight and it couldn’t have been any closer with only two shots separating the first six golfers. Three players finished with nett 77 and it was Alan Sullivan who beat Gerry Cooney and Geoff Hart on a count back to take fourth place. Another count back decided third place where Jackie McPherson kept up her good form by edging out Tom McDowell to take the runner up spot but it was Dave Keats who took the honours claiming it was his past experience of playing football in any weather that enabled him to overcome the conditions winning by one shot with a nett 75. Results: 1st Dave Keats (hcp 26) nett 75 2nd Jackie McPherson (hcp 19) nett 76 3rd Tom McDowell (hcp 22) nett 76 4th Alan Sullivan (hcp 12) nett 77 Near pin winners - Gordon Melia won two today the others going to Colin Stokes and Tom McDowell. Eastern Star Eastern Star is normally a tough nut to crack and good scores are never easy to come by but today proved to be an exception. Playing Stableford it was lady golfer Jackie McPherson who stole the show winning with 39 points with old timer Reg Smart coming in second just a point behind. Tony Robbins claimed third place with a steady 36 and his mate John Hughes took fourth place a point further back. Results: 1st Jackie McPherson (hcp 19) 39 points 2nd Reg Smart (hcp 24) 38 points 3rd Tony Robbins (hcp 14) 36 points 4th John Hughes (hcp 16) 35 points Near pin winners - William Macey, Reg Smart, Tony Robbins and Gordon Melia.

St. Patrick’s Scramble a Great Success As all Irishmen will tell you the seventeenth of March is a very important day on the calendar. It is of course St. Patrick’s day. Well as the TRGG is run by an Irishman it was essential that we put on something different for the boys and girls. So instead of our usual stableford format we had a four ball scramble at Green Valley and what a ball we had. Some twelve teams took part in what was essentially a very well organised event. The quality of play was something to behold with everyone really out there to win. Well there can only be one winner and that was the team of Fergus Brennan, Eddie Townsend, Nigel Jones and Ray Allison. Please see my report further down this report for all the scores. This week my more serious commentary is the subject of scorecards. How many golfers sign there score cards without really checking them to make sure no errors have been made. Well one player this week will never forget to next time check his card is filled in correctly before signing it. An error occurred and it cost him a place. I find it is not prudent to name people when things like this occur. They are hurt enough. But all players should be on their guard as it could so easily be you. On Monday the 16th Mountain Shadow was the venue. The turnout was small as everyone was apparently holding back and going out the next day to the St. Patrick’s event. However this did not prevent some quality play from taking place. That man Brendan Moore was in there again his name keeps cropping with regularity these days. Winning with thirty-seven points and four clear of second placed Fergus Brennan with thirty-three (his knee seems to be getting better) Third place went to Ito Akitoshi with thirty-two. No two’s so a ring of the bell back at the Travellers Rest as is customary these days. On Tuesday the 17th it was the big St.Patrick’s four ball event at Green Valley. Big it was with anyone who is anyone at the TRGG taking part. The quality of play was something to see

with everyone seeming to be on there best game. But one winner is all there can be and that was the strong team of Fergus Brennan., Eddie Towsend, Nigel Jones and Ray Allison with fifty-eight point two points. Second was Danny Wheelan, Ted Senior, Brendan Moore, (where have I seen that name before) and Alan Evans with sixty point two points. Third Micky Flynn, Bob Heath, Jim Slatery and Gerry Decio with sixty point three points. The last team on the day were presented with TRGG shirts as a momento. (I wont shame them in print) There were lots of two’s to many of them to mention. This was followed by a great party atmosphere back at the Rest which carried on late into the evening. A thank you must go out to the Travellers Rest for an excellent Irish Stew that was made available to all the players and guests.

taking part in the PSC charity event the previous day so just the one division and places to fourth. John Merritt is back in town and has not lost any of his skill on the course taking first place with thirty-six points. Another man who has been slowly improving of late Mick Flynn was second beating Larry Simpson on the count back both with thirty-five. Fifth was Brendan Moore again winning on count back over Derek Lucas at thirty-four. There were no two’s but Greg Mason must have stood in disbelief when he saw his only two chance go into the cup and promptly bounce back out. Gutted is probably more accurate. Detailed Results for the week – Monday 16th – Mountain Shadow Brendan Moore 7 hc 13 Fergus Brennan 3 hc 10

This weeks Saturday Winners – Mick Flynn, John Merritt, Larry Simpson and Brendan Moore

On the 18th another of our regular Thursday outings to Phoenix (Ocean and Mountain) As always this is a great course in excellent condition and yet another very big turnout. But just one big division and places down to fifth. What can you say about this course that has not already been said. It lends itself to some great golf and that is what we got. It was a very tight scoring event with only five points covering the top five places. 1 Larry Simpson 39, 2 Ray Allison 38, 3 Bill McGarvie 36, 4 Phil Battah 35, 5 Fergus Brennan 34. Three two’s Nigel Jones, Bill McGarvie and Ray Allison Saturday the 21st was another of our weekend visits to Green Valley. The cost to play there cannot be beaten and we have the best price around for weekend golf. However we had a smaller turnout than usual mainly due to a lot of our regulars

Ito Akitoshi 2 hc 09 Tuesday 17th at Green Valley (Four Ball Scramble) Winning Team Ray Allison, Eddie Townsend, Nigel Jones, Fergus Brennan 58.2 Second Danny Whellan, Ted Senior, Brendan Moore, Alan Evans 60.2 Third Mick Flynn, Bob Heath, Jim Slatery, Gerry Decio 0.3 Mark Krysl, Adi Mayer, Brendan Abbott and Donald Pearson presented with TRGG shirts. Thursday 19th at Phoenix cean and Mountain Larry Simpson 9 hc 10 Ray Allison 38 hc 11 Bill McGarvie 36 hc 11 Phil Battah 35 hc 16 Fergus Brennan 34 hc 10 Saturday 21st at Green Valley John Merritt 36 hc 14 Mick Flynn 35 hc 20 c/b Larry Simpson 35 hc 09 c/b Brendan Moore 34 hc 12 c/b Derek Lucas 34 hc 17 c/b

“APRIL” 2009 Golfing Schedule for the TRGG (Please note that this list is provisional and is subject to alteration) Thursday Monday Thursday Monday

2nd Phoenix. 6th Mountain Shadow 9th Phoenix 13th T.B.A.

Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday

4th 7th 11th 14th

Green Valley Khao Kheow Green Valley Greenwood

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Softball sees Rocky’s Revenge followed by Tommee’s Trouser Snake Triumph by Diego Wells Marked the return of Sausages and Burgers to Pattaya softball. The lovely Ice is back skillfully sizzling the meat, after a two week vacation in Bangkok. All of the boys, and especially this scribe, were elated to see that foxy greyhound back in business again. It was also good to see some new blood arrive at the Jomtiem field of dreams at 1pm. A warm welcome was given to John G, Robert, as well as Richard and Bruce who made the trek from Bangkok. Rick, our controversial umpire, who doesn’t mind an ale or twenty, screamed out “PLAY BALL” and the boys took to the field. Game 1 Tommee’s Trouser Snakes struck first, scoring 3 slick runs off a homerun blast from Diego to right center field. Rocky’s Red Rockets countered with consistent hits and relentless base running. Several slugging shots by Sriracha John, Philapino Richard, Rick, John Stockton, Rocky and Alan, gave the Rockets a 7-3 lead that they never relinquished. Tommee and his team of Trouser Snakes slithered back into the game with a run in the second and three in the third to tie the score. However, Rocky’s three run blast to deep left center field was the dagger, as the Rockets regained a 4 run lead in the 4th. However,

the Trouser Snakes refused to shrivel, poking at the Rockets lead until the final out. They scored 4 in the final frame, and had a chance to take the game to extra innings. Unfortunately John Chicken F. popped out to Richard at third base with two on base

itiveness of game 1, the boys decided to keep the identical teams for the second half of the double header. Tommee’s team this time cooled the Rockets, with solid, all around defence. New Canadian stud Bruce made several strong plays at left field,

Rocky touching the plate with peter counting the run

to end the game 15-14 for the Rockets. Funniest moment of the game (unless you were Tommee) was when an errant throw from Diego, who was totting a half eaten sausage in his glove led to Tommee being trounced at third by a hard running Sriracha John. To his credit, Tommee picked himself up, yelled at yours truly and put his game face on for game 2. Game 2 Due to the compet-

while Phil finally decided to bend down at shortstop and threw out many of the Rocket batters. Diego and Bruce banged out homers and Robert and Nick hit long doubles to give the Trouser Snakes plenty of breathing room. Final count was a 9 to 3 victory for the Trouser Snakes. For the starting line ups and box scores, see below, and hopefully we will see you on the diamond next Sunday.

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MICKEY MOUSE FRIDAY NIGHT DART LEAGUE RESULTS TABLE

Rumor has it that the Earth stuttered on its axis on Friday night, this can be the only explanation for the extraordinary dart throwing witnessed on this evening. Soi Yamoto was rocked to its core as Stan’s Boys & Girls took on and beat Mee Chew in the game, the Mee Chew Crew then regrouping to take the beer. The MCC shaking their collective heads in wonder at their second game defeat on the trot. Up the Soi at the Rising Sun the Sunshine Boys faired no better, with the visiting Coffee Shop Quartet taking the game. At the break for food, Steve was seen praying to the God of Darts (a plastic replica of the Crafty Cockney), Bristow must have heard his plea as the Sunshine Boys won the beer leaving the Blue Mountain with an empty coffee pot. The Bunker Boys gave their Captain away to Team Lucky Time, which in retrospect was a huge mistake, Capt’ Mick winning his singles game against PG (Pensioner Geoff), without which of course LT would have not have won the game, and then Mick went on to check out the beer for a smiling Lucky Time. Darts Mick! The Posse visited the Squadron Lines where the Airborne Assaulters showed them what precision arrow throwing can do, Helicopter taking both game and beer. Due to the Pattaya Music Festival, Ben from Stars had his bar full of Elvis Presley impersonators all day, and was unable to host Palmers for their game. Bob said he was all shook up at not being able to play but would not be lonesome tonight as his own bar was full of customers.

Golf fom the Cafe Kronborg by Derek Brook

Bangpra ( Stableford) The Bangpra Golf Club was the host to a Stableford Competition in two Flights with the cut at Handicap 18. This was the first time we have visited since October and the Course on the day was in good condition but a little dry once you got off the fairways. Brian Gabe won the A Flight on countback over

ble will be held on Thursday the 7th May at Plutaluang and the party will be held back at Rays House. Thursday The 19th March 2009: (Phoenix-Monthly Mug) The test for the day was to be the Lake and Ocean Nines, and it was a much reduced number that set off to have a fine day at this excellent Course. The reason being that on the next day it was to be ‘The Charity Classic’ on

I played with Henry O’Brien who shot a great net 67, and there was great optimism in our group that he had a great chance. On reflection it was a dogs chance. Hard luck Henry and better luck next time. Henry falls into the same bracket as I in that he nearly won once but forgot to sign his card in the excitement. Having done it in really big Tournaments I can sympathise.

Brian Gabe Larry Simpson in second both with 36 points. In third was Doug Maiko with 35 points. In the B Flight the winner was Jan Lovgren on a countback over Graham Buckingham, both with 35 points. Wayne Koch was in third with 33 points. Near Pin Dave Neal Dave Richardson Johan Reynisson Graham Buckingham Just a reminder that The Ray Rogers Memorial Scram-

Jan Lovgren the same Course but on the Mountain and Lake Nines. So this reduced nunber set off with a much better chance to win the mug with fewer numbers. However it was to be found that reduced numbers did not mean a reduction in quality, as the scores were quite astounding. Usually of late a few shots under handicap would mean a chance to win, but not on this day as many shot the lights out.

Dave Presents to Takeshi There was only one Flight and the winner was Jan Lovgren with a fine net 66 on countback over Per Anders Karlsen in second. In third was Henry O’Brien with net 67 with Derek Brook in fourth on countback over Walter Bachli both net 71. So to the winner of The Mug and with a fine net 66, beating Jan and Per on countback, the winner was Takeshi Hakozaki. Well done Takeshi. T.T.F.N.

PSC form Tropical Bert’s

by Thomas Cotton

This Saint Patrick’s Day we were headed out to Crystal Bay, another course which is idyllically misnamed, since it is well inland with the only water views across some small ponds and course reservoirs. It does seem that in general that there is a lack of verisimilitude in naming most courses. We never hear a course, for instance, named “Hacker’s Hell” or “Golfer’s Nightmare” or “What a Challenge”. Such honesty might help the golfer’s rise to the course’s difficulty. On this particular day we played off the white tees,

as was told to our reporter, who sleep-walked his way through the game. Some of the features our reporter observed were the abundant artificial mounds and knolls which Greg Norman recently said were a common feature of golf course architecture in the 80’s and 90’s, an unnatural architectural style which he disliked. Another defect is the line of high tension towers which run through the course. These were aspects of the course which disturbed our reporter’s slumber. On the second hole our reporter hit a ball into a palm tree, where often balls get lodged, but this time, two

Brian Downey, Scott Dobbins, waitress, Frank Pilkington, Derek Brook, Dick Warberg

balls fell out, so the delinquent ball remained in play and a lost ball was recovered. This had the effect of rousing our reporter for a few moments from his somnambular sojourn. His caddie was quite mute, hardly mentioning a word through the game and seemingly half asleep herself. Back at Bert’s Irish stew was the special but only our reporter, now almost awake, was wearing green. Scott Dobbins shot a gross 72 to nab the win, with last week’s winner, Brian Downey (celebrating St-Patrick’s Day) hard on his heels in second. Both are vying for “Golfer of the Month”. Well, our reporter will be off for a week for a little R&R in the US and France. Adieu Winners: 1. Scott Dobbins 36 pts 2. Brian Downey 35 pts, on count-back from: 3. Dick Warberg 35 pts 4. Derek Brook 34 pts on count-back from: 5. Frank Pilkington 34 pts Near Pins: Derek Brook, Brian Downy, Bernie Seagrave, Scott Dobbins Long Putts: Derek Brook, Dick Warberg

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ot ‘em licked, maybe: In the last issue I mentioned the Club Boesche (Soi 16, Covent Garden complex), Coyotee’s (Soi Marina Plaza), Gentleman’s Club and Mirage (both in Soi Diamond), and Champagne (Soi LK Metro) chrome pole dens were going to start a round-robin of contests involving much laying on of tongues, the first due to lick into life on 15 March. For a variety of reasons this contest was put back until the end of March, but far too late to be able to remove the information from the newspaper. To those who sent emails asking what had happened I can only apologise for any inconvenience caused. They say it’s your birthday: Two different but quite popular places in their own way will be celebrating anniversaries in the first part of April. First joint off the rank is the Blues Factory live music emporium (Soi Lucky Star) who opened their doors in 2001 and will commemorate the occasion on Saturday night 4 April. The Blues Factory remains unique in Fun Town and is the kind of place all expats and regular visitors should bring newcomers. The second place holding a balloon fiesta is the Tahitian Queen 2 ogling den (Soi BJ, off Walking Street). They opened back in the dark ages: 1991, and will therefore be legal, turning 18 this year. The party, I’m led to believe, will take place on Wednesday night 8 April. On the Slide: For much of this first decade of the new century the Peppermint ogling den (Walking Street) could lay claim to being among the best in

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Pattaya, but in recent times it seems to have lost much of its spark. The reason? Personally, I think it’s the attitude of the chrome pole molesters employed to attract the customers. As with its siblings Beach Club (Soi 15) and Happy (Walking Street), a punter can easily wander in and be lucky to get much more than a “what you like some dlink?” from a surly serving wench. If a customer is a regular and known to the wallet emptiers, or just a two-week millionaire with the dazed look of a kangaroo staring into the headlights of an oncoming road train, then some kind of social interaction will take place. The happy hours at all three places remain popular (50 baht for most libations between 8:00PM and 9:30PM) and the numbers of dancing damsels and their overall quality in terms of looks and youthfulness remains pretty good, but a ‘my-guano-smells-like-perfume’ attitude is not a good one to be taking into what may well prove to be a very tough low season. Finding a fine line: The Sisterz ogling den (Walking Street) has been juggling its happy hour prices for draught amber fluid, house liver wasters, Thai rotgut, and lolly water in recent times. After decapitating a few chickens and spreading the entrails of a couple of Malaysian tapirs around the base of a rose bush, the management seems to have settled on 48 baht as the impost between opening at 8:00PM and 11:00PM. It may seem an unusual price, why not 45 or 49 or 50 baht? I think I can see a certain logic. At 45 baht the average customer will leave anywhere from five to 10 baht as a tip, depending on whether he has

one or two libations. At 48 baht he will leave anywhere from two to four to 12 baht, again depending on whether he has one or two drinks. The result is a win for the den and a potential win for the serving lasses. The den earns an extra three baht a drink no matter how many libations are consumed (not much, but in these tough times and given the turnover the place seems to enjoy, a definite difference), while serving lasses probably win when a punter has just one drink and pays with three 20-baht notes or a 100-baht note: 12 baht or 52 baht change. Most would probably leave the coins. If anyone has any doubts about the effectiveness of cheap prices I can assure you the place keeps reasonably busy for most of the evening. After happy hour is over the drinks rise to 79 baht, still an extremely reasonable impost in these times. One interesting turn of events that has not gone unnoticed by those who are into such mundane things, are the number of Sisterz dancing damsels who are now sporting little maps of Tasmania in the nether regions, rather than keeping this private area free of shrubbery. In some cases the forest-look strikes one as almost akin to a bushfire hazard; not that I’m complaining mind you. Bars, bars, and more bars: Talk of the removal of the so-called 101 illegal businesses stretching on the bay side of Walking Street has well and truly abated in recent times. The proposed bayside road project looks to be back at the bottom of the government development pile and given the vested interests and large sums of money poured into new projects along the bay in the last few years, as well as the current world economic malaise it’s hard to see any changes taking place. Anyone who has wandered down Walking Street near the King Seafood restaurant can’t have failed to notice the large vacant block of land that is currently being filled in to provide a solid base for a new building. According to local rumours the site is set to be turned into yet another bar complex, thus continuing to cement Walking Street’s position as the premier nightlife centre in Pattaya.

Imports keep the till ticking: The Diamond ogling den (Soi Diamond) experiment of importing up to 10 or more dancing damsels from an agency in Bangkok is continuing. Every 10 days or so, the majority of the Bangkok faces change as a new crew come down for a stint at hugging the chrome poles and emptying wallets. The Coyotee’s ogling den (Soi Marina Plaza) has also chimed in on the Bankok imports act, with about a half-dozen or so damsels on rotation, but via a different agency. Diamond is back to holding its popular and longestablished in-house dance contests at varying nights in a month: sometimes a Wednesday, sometimes a Sunday, occasionally a Monday. The last one, on a Thursday night before the Music Festival commenced, was packed from about 11:00PM onwards. For those who have asked, the change inside the den to a shower theme has yet to eventuate, even though the shower heads and other ablution materials are in place. The owner remains uncertain of precisely when he will open the showering floodgates. Treading the boards: While other dens have spruikers outside holding up tattered looking promotional boards, such is definitely not the case with the ladies hoping to lure punters into the upstairs portals of the Heaven Above chrome pole palace (Soi Diamond). Their spruikers hold up very nicely produced boards containing the information that draught amber fluid in the den is just 50 baht during happy hour (7:30-9:30PM), hardly earth-shattering news, but at least there is a subliminal message there: the boards look enticing, so maybe the bar is as well. Since it’s a tough task to get people up a flight of steps the management of Heaven Above know they need to stay on top of their game at all times. On my most recent inspection foray I can attest to Heaven Above continuing to keep a pretty strong lineup of attractive wallet emptiers. The free style mode of dancing damsel attire also lends an air of informality to the place that is attractive to most customers and because the wallet emptiers are not given drinks or barfine targets there is no pressure for

lady drinks. Joining the amber fray: It looks as though the majority of den owners have now fallen into the conga line of offering draught amber fluid all night at a special discounted impost. Among the most recent converts are the Dollhouse ogling den (Walking Street) and the newly-opened Betty Boum joint (Pattayaland Soi 1), both of which are now promoting draught amber all night at 55 baht a glass. Blinked and almost missed it: No offence meant to the owners of the benighted joint, but it was hardly a surprise to see the Popcorn ogling den (Pattayaland Soi 2) close its doors less than a month after attempting a reprise. It finished faster than a premature ejaculator at a porno convention, hardly

surprising considering there were just three damsels attempting the chrome pole shuffle when I stuck my head through the door. Down in Soi 16, the Covent Garden Complex is in a state of flux with the former Babewatch and later Taboo ogling den opening as either Black and White or XZone 2 depending on which door person you happen to talk with. An ex-Secrets mamasan and some dancers made up part of the original complement. Upstairs, the original X-Zone barn-like den was closed. Rumour has it the Gamebird Irish beer boozer (Soi 15) will be turning into a den of the chrome pole sometime in April. Piece of Pith: If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.

games

Vol. 8 No. 14  1- 15 April 2009

Pattaya Today’ s Brainy Fortnightly Crossword

by Mr Mick

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No ideal on this hand Sometimes there just isn’t a perfect bid to describe the shape and value of your hand. Take today’s deal for example. You hold ♠K4, ♥K92, ♦AJ732, ♣863. Your

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partner opens cheerfully with a one spade bid and the opponent on your right overcalls with two hearts. So what do you bid? You can’t really support your partner’s spades with a dolubleton, unless he rebids the suit

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Vol. 8 No. 14  1 - 15 April 2009

Five years of beyond the ordinary

At Indian by Nature by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Mick and I were happy to be invited to Indian By Nature to be a part of their 5th Anniversary celebrations. Five years ago, Av and Jack Khanijou broke the conventional mould of what to expect at an Indian restaurant and now set the benchmark for gourmet Indian cuisine. The restaurant is internationally acclaimed and bears the distinction of being the only Indian restaurant in Thailand to be a member of the Chaine de Rotisseur. The celebratory anniversary four-course menu was offered at a conciliatory B.1500 for two to thank their guests for their five years of patronage. When we arrived the res-

taurant was packed and the atmosphere palpable with expectant diners. The proceedings were unveiled with a welcoming cocktail and once we were seated the amuse bouche was quickly served. A pi-

quant, frothy spinach soup presented in an espresso cup and accompanied by a petite coriander filled puri perfectly set the mood for the pageant of dishes to follow. Navaratnas (meaning nine jewels and also a group of nine extraordinary people from Akbar’s court) was a stunning eye pleaser of a dish presented on a jet black nine-sectioned glass palette containing IBN’s signature appetisers. An inspirational small printed card was then presented which contained a diagram and description of each bouchee. Coconut saffron prawns nestled next to chilli chicken; samosas, pepper chicken and tandoori broccoli snuggled along side various kebabs each with

i t s individual flavour and accompanying chutney or sauce. Full marks for the inventive presentation and the individual tantalising taste of each spicy appetiser. Main courses offered a trio of choices, either

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tandoor cooked breast of chicken with stuffing in a piquant cream sauce, minced lamb koftas with egg in an onion tomato gravy or fish fillets wrapped in a banana leaf. Mick and I both chose the fish and it arrived encased in a baked banana leaf encrusted with a coat of coriander, desic-

cated coconut and chilli. It had been cooked to perfection, without any oil, allowing the natural flavours and juices to permeate the fish. Mutter pilaf rice, potato masala and a Ajwaini (carom seeds) naan accom-

panied this perfect parrot fish dish. All the surprise mini desserts were delightful but my favourite has to be the creme brulee; all were special and brought a sweet ending to our evening at Indian By Nature. It was a wonderful meal which had clearly been lovingly and precisely planned and a reflection of the originality of the menu and the exquisite presentation. We wish Indian By Nature many, many more years of serving their unique, contemporary Indian cuisine to those who are seeking to explore beyond the ordinary and discover the full potential of Indian fine dining. Indian By Nature is located in Chateau Dale Plaza on Theppraya Road, Jomtien. Tel: (038) 36 46 56 or mobile: 081 862 9452 or visit www.indian-by-nature.com. Open daily from 5.30 pm till 11.00 pm.

Dear Food Lovers,

I love chicken liver pate and always order it whenever we eat out. Have you an easy recipe I can make at home and impress my guests? Thanks in advance, John. Dear John, This is a recipe from that acclaimed chef, Antony Worrall Thompson. We have tried it many times and it always produces very good pate and doesn’t take too long to prepare. Enjoy – regards, Mick and Di. Quick Chicken Liver Pate Ingredients: 175g/6 oz unsalted butter, softened 450 g/lb chicken livers, trimmed and cleaned 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 tsp. soft thyme leaves 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tbsp. brandy 2 tsp. anchovy essence ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper 55g/2oz clarified butter, melted. 1. Heat 15g/1/2 oz of butter in a frying pan until foaming. 2. Add half the livers and fry quickly on all sides until golden, but still pink in the middle, about 4-5 minutes. 3. Repeat with a second batch of butter and livers.. 4. Place the livers and juices in a food processor. 5. In the same pan heat another 15g/1/2 oz butter, add the shallot, thyme and garlic. Cook over a moderate hat until the shallot is soft but not coloured. 6. Add the brandy, anchovy essence and pepper, and scrape the bottom of the pan to release any coagulated juices. 7. Place everything in the food processor, including the remaining unsalted butter. Blend until smooth. 8. If you want a very smooth pate, pass the mixture through a fine sieve and put in a bowl. Cover with cling wrap, cool then refrigerate. If not using within 48 hours, cover the top with clarified butter. If you would like to request a recipe, please email thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com.

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Poseidon

Vol. 8 No. 14  1- 15 April 2009

Bargain Lunches and Beer Buffet

by Mick and Di The Food Lovers Poseidon restaurant in Jomtien has enjoyed the umbrella management of the famous Casa Pascal for some time now. The excellent menu is parallel in strategy of cuisine and quality although perhaps the ambiance lends itself more towards a laid-back and informal mood. The large comfy terrace is a popular meeting and eating place and the interior decor cool and elegant. Poseidon recently hosted the celebrated Chaine de Rotisserie gourmet dinner and proved that it could more than hold its own in the superior culinary circles of Pattaya. In these impecunious times when we are all looking for value for our diminishing Pound both Casa Pascal and Poseidon are offering brilliant credit crunch lunches. For B.350 the menu offers a gourmet main course such as sliced veal liver in a port wine sauce, white snapper fillet pan fried in butter, grilled sirloin steak, pot-au-feu (a rich French beef stew) or osso bucco. Not only that it also includes a complimentary amuse bouche and an appetiser or dessert of your choice. The array of appetisers sound mouth-wateringly good;

oysters Kilpatrick, assorted smoked fish, beef carpaccio, a seafood cocktail or an antipasto that includes a selection of seafood, ham and marinated vegetables. (Three courses are B.420 and four courses B.490). Both restaurants’ set lunch menus change fortnightly).

want!) amounts of Singha, Chang, Tiger and Heineken beer can be consumed for an all in price of B.250 while eating in the restaurant. That evening, Mick and I chose appetisers from the a la carte menu and selected the Scandinavian platter

Mick and I were invited to dine with the charismatic Manager, Hugh Miller who was still aglow from the previous evening “Amical” event. Poseidon recognise that their core clientele enjoy the delights of quaffing beer as much as wine and have introduced an innovative “Beer Buffet” whereby copious (as much as you

and lobster bisque. For seafood lovers the platter is a delight; succulent smoked salmon, home made graved lax and smoked fish, shrimps in mayonnaise and a delicious marinated herring make up this first rate fusion of fish. A cappuccino froth crowned my intensely-flavoured bisque and we enjoyed both starters enormously. Other starters we spotted were pan-fried goose liver on sautéed mushrooms, ovenbaked Burgundy snails in herb butter and cannelloni pasta rolls filled with meat sauce and gratinated with a white cheese sauce (190). We were supping the very acceptable house wine, Cackle Berry a South Australian Shiraz-Cabernet. Our main courses then arrived, both of a fishy nature; we were dining at the eponymously named king of the sea after all. I opted for the the Poseidon

special and Mick the seafood skewer containing grilled prawn, rock lobster and Alaskan scallops served with an aubergine/ tomato fusion and the requested mashed potato (B.470). The deep sea special indulged with a sweet, tender tranche of snow fish, Thai sea bass and the finest Scottish salmon. A wonderful selection perfectly pan-fried in tarragon butter sauce. Meat fans would enjoy the oven roasted rack of lamb Provencal with gratin potatoes and ratatouille, beef fillet stroganoff with peppers and home made gherkins or their celebrated feast for two of oven roasted chateaubriand at B.980. We initially eschewed dessert but Hugh persuaded us (not too difficult!) to taste their surprise dessert selection. A quartet of creative confections included a dark, delectable chocolate mousse with vanilla ice cream, creme caramel, a delicious strawberry/fruit compote and a creamy fruit concoction which brought down the curtain on this most convivial of evenings dining at Poseidon. Poseidon provides a welcome culinary destination in the “hood” plus recession busting bargain lunches (both here and at Casa Pascal in mid-town Pattaya) and deserve our patronage to illustrate that we scoffers in straitened circumstances can still enjoy our pleasures at walletpleasing prices. Poseidon is open daily from early till late (last orders 10.45 pm). Tel: (038) 303 300 or Mobile 081 983 41832 or visit www.restaurant-pattaya.com.

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(ptm-1208) Mobility Scooters -Free test ride at your home! Portable mobility scooters, latest models. Full service from Thailand’s mobility scooter specialist. Call 081 875 0860 or 02 964 840507, www.ecobrand.net, info@ ecobrand.net for prices and brochures. Contact us now for your free test ride at your home! (ptfas-b1408) For Sale – Bedroom Furniture. 3 piece ensemble – Euro Oak (white oak), purchased at Index. Bed & Mattress – Perfect Mate Queen Size – Excellent Condition - 8,000 baht, Wardrobe (closet) – mirrored doors, two drawers – Excellent Condition - 9,000 baht, Chest of Drawers – six drawers, minor scratches and dents – Fair Condition - 3,000 baht. Package deal - 18,000 baht for all three. Contact Bruce 086 159 9491 Website for Sale (Ecommerce / Shopping online ) Ready to moving on ! For more details call : 089 748 9536 or 087 133 8282 (ptfas-j1508)Sony 40” LCD TV, Big Refrigerator 15 Cubic, front load washing machine, big microwave, two sectional couches, new queen bed, carpets, desk, wooden file cabinet, printer, fans, kitchenware. All one year new, half price. 086 846 3200. (ptfas-j1508)BBQ for Sale Import USA 3 Burner, oven, temperature gauge, cast iron plate and grill, stainless steel trolley, new in the box. Cost 28,000 will sell Baht 20,000, 081 376 1773 (ptfas-h1308) 27 Danish books (thriller,novel), bht 650. 087 100 5726 (ptfas-h1308)122 movies on VHS (James Bond, shawshank Redemption and many other good movies)1500 baht, 087 100 5726 (ptm-0908)Satellite/Cable TV. Live Sport, Movies, News, 3,600 THB/Year. Multichoice PRG etc. Hotel, Apt, Resort Lease Welcome. E-mail: easternthai.sattv@ gmail.com Tel: 087 609 9329

(ptfas-p2407)Cheap TV’s. I have a wide range and certain brands of TV’s that are all brand new and come with 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. From LCD’s to Plasma’s all of which come in a range of sizes. Not only TV’s but many electrical Items are available for sale i.e. fridge freezers and washing machines. For further information and prices on any items please contact Alan on 084 944 2541.

Articles Wanted

(ptfaw-hp1308)Wanted........2nd Hand Lounge Furniture, sofa, chairs, tv stand, coffee table, wall units, must be in good condition, 084 105 4533 Thai, 087 901 5229 Eng

Pets and Vets

(ptfpv-s1508)Wanted: American Pit-Bull Terrier Bitch. 1-3 years old. Phone: Sean 087 818 8445. (ptm-s0808) Top-Dog Hotel. Boarding facilities for dogs, cats, etc. Jomtien Beach. Call (English) 086 154 0377, (Thai) 085 042 8811

Boats for Sale

(ptbs-a1508)Jet Ski for Sale. Sea Doo RXP 2005. Color Green/ Black at 270,000 baht (can negotiate). Tel. 087 617 9115 (ptm-1108)\ Paddle on Lake Mabprachan on Your Own. 9-foot single-person canoe for only 2,000 baht. Paddle and life jacket included. Call Les at 087 136 5925 (ptm-0508) For Sale Imported Cruiser Boat Regal Commodore from US – 29 feet, 320 HP. Many option – GPS – Fish Finder – Hot water – Toilet – Shower etc. – Correct Price. Tel. 085 225 4037

Boats & Marine Wanted

(ptfbw-k1508)Outboard Motors Second Hand 200 to 300 H.P. For export. No problem. Cash paid immediately. PH 086 006 8390.

Business Opportunities

(ptm-p0409)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379 Leading English Magazine Publication FOR SALE in Pattaya. Leading English Magazine in Pattaya for 7 years now is up For Sale! Staff in place and very low cost production makes this an ideal business for the right person. Health conditions forces the owner to sell this profitable publication. Particulars of purchase price and details will be given to serious inquiries. Contact James at 081 000 8192 or Email : jordygwaping@yahoo.com

Classified We are Growing Company Looking for Business Partner about Advertising Around Thailand! (on Internet , publishing ,TV, Radio , Transport and many more ) . For more details call 089 748 9536 or 087 133 8282 (ptm-1408)Newly Build Double Corner Shop House in Busy Part of Town. Perfect for Restaurant, Guesthouse or Office with XL terrace. Reduced to 9.7 million baht or best offer for urgent sale. Financing possible. Tel. 081 290 7310 or 086 303 6661. (ptm-k0008)Shop House for Sale/Rent. New 2 storey shophouse units for sale/rent. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/ large balcony, 100sqm living space ideal for home and any kind of business. no key money 10,000baht/month. Call 038 413 551 mob.087 132 5600. (ptm-pa1308)Popular and Profitable Beer Bar Close to Soi 7. Return to Europe Forces Sale. 1.5 Million Baht for Quick Sale. To Include All Fixtures Fittings & Stock. Tel: 085 324 0872 (ptm-d1408)Swimming Pool/ Bar/Restaurant. Pool table, mini gym. Built in B.B.Q, Large garden. Two bedroom accommodation, Both with en suit. Reasonable rent. Open to offers around 2.500 mil bt. English 086 148 7705, Thai 084 926 4627. A serious ‘hands on’ investor requires a 50% share in a running, successful, well renovated and maintained 15 - 25 room guesthouse/hotel in a good location. Up to date accounts must be available. All replies treated with complete confidence. Email to – kevinh@ jomtien-property.com Two office spaces for rent located on the 4th floor of a low rise building along Sukhumvit Road, in between South and Central Pattaya, 20 meters after Spanish Condo. Both spaces have toilet, unfurnished. The first one is 36 sqm., price is only 7,200 baht per month and the other one is 64 sqm. and the price is only 12,800 baht per month (FOR LONG TERM LEASE ONLY). Accessible to public transportation. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Office Space for Rent in Pattaya Today Building, along Sukhumvit Road in between South and Central Pattaya, 20 meters after Spanish Condominium. 152 sqm. on the front side of the building, unfurnished. Perfect location for business, accessible to public transportation. Available to move in on the 1st of May 2009. Price is only 30,000 baht per month (FOR LONG TERM LEASE ONLY). For viewing and more information please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Two Shops are Available for Rent. Good business opportunity at the excellent locations, nearby hotel lobby area at Ocean Tower & Garden Wing in Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, North Pattaya. Please call for more information at 038 418 418 ext. 701 (Ms. Supanee, Executive office) or email: orchid@amari.com

(ptm-0008)Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar for Sale. 6 year lease, 1st year’s rent already paid, no key money, newly renovated, turnkey, 5 rooms above, low price. 081 429 4507, 089 248 4909 We Sell Going Concerns! If You Want Expert Professional Advice on Buying or Selling a Business in Pattaya TSBA Have a large selection of businesses available. Call Craig 087 077 0475 www. tsba.info Bar /Guest House – Located just off the busy Soi Buakhao .There are five rental rooms and a busy bar with pool table . Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@ tsba.info Pizza – An opportunity to purchase Pattaya most successful pizza delivery business. This business has been running many years and has always shown great profits. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info Beer Bar- Very busy bar located right in the heart of Pattaya this bar makes good profits all year round and has plenty of foot traffic. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info Bar/Restaurant-This business is for sale for less than the purchase price of the fittings, this is a genuine bargain as owner has to return home urgently. Call Craig 087 077 0475. email: craig@tsba.info Beer Bar. Great Location of Soi Buakao. Many regulars easy operation, Pool table, 2 TV, UBC&Cable, 4 Rooms upstairs for rent plus 2 rooms for own use. All licences current 3 years lease. Rent : 20,000 Baht/Month Bargain 1.4 MB. Please Contact : 038 374 623, 0811 580 065 Thai Living: Restaurant at Hotel venue Inn, in Jomtien. An opportunity too good to miss out on. The restaurant already have a large existing customer base from, mainly from Scandinavia and has a high turnover. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Finance Available on our Condominium and Pool Villa Projects, 10% deposit only. Call Barry 089 933 3583 Hotel Units and Villas for Sale and Rent Back. Fantastic investment for speculators requiring security. Call Barry 089 933 3583 Bali-Style Shops on Siam Country Club Road. Surrounded by 1,000 Homes. For Rent or Sale by owner. Perfect for Mini mart, Pizza Delivery, cafe, coffee shop/ bakery, bar, deli, restaurant or retail sales business. Large outside seating and sales area. Front unit rents for 42,000 Baht per month. Back unit rents for 18,000 Baht per month. Entire building rent is 50,000 Baht. Will sell on 83 square wah, corner plot directly on main road for 8 million baht. Financing available. Includes air cons, refrigeration, cooking extractor hood, counters, displays. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.

Vol. 8 No. 14  1 - 15 April 2009

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HOUSES FOR SALE

We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. The most exiting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/Month for the next two years. We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Most incredible sea views from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home. Want a Thabali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style homes right in the heart of Jomtien. We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! Immaculate Beach House next to the Dusit Hotel for sale at 27.5 Million Baht! Each room in this extremely well laid out home has been designed and decorated to a very high standard. The location and sea views are to die for….. this is luxury! An Absolutely Stunning Home For 60 Million Baht! With over 3,000 square meters of living space all done in the finest hardwoods, marble and granite this is a grand and very impressive estate home. The estate has seven master suites and four separate lounge areas with a cinema room, games room and three kitchens all built around an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. To put it simply, this is luxury! Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home.

CONDOS FOR SALE

Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. NORTHSHORE 112sqm FOR 11.5 Million Baht………..Very high floor ‘05’ unit in NORTSHORE for the LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE! Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ with a guaranteed rental return for two years. Buy a steady monthly income! 53sqm for 3.2 Million Baht with 16,000 Baht/Month guaranteed two year income and 83sqm for 4.8 Million Baht with 25,000 Baht/Month guaranteed income! Together for 7.5 Million Baht with 41,000 Baht/Month two year guaranteed rental return. The rent is paid every three months in advance. EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘D’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 20 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors….. prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Splendid investment opportunity! For sale Tip-Condo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Act quick we have the Top-Corner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 270 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. We Have Several Very Nice Jomtien Condos for Sale Starting just under 1 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! View Talay 6 46 sqm beautifully renovated Studio apartment for only 2.1 Million Baht. Just a 50 meter walk to the beach. Panoramic views over the ocean and the Boulevard. We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Na-Jomtien 3 Bedroom Sea View Apartment for 11.8! A beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. Thai Bali Style interior design, 178 sqm, high floor and huge balcony with Fantastic Sea view. Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town.

Vol. 8 No. 14  1- 15 April 2009

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Classified Business Opportunities

0276/SLN - Lease for Sale – 3 storey single shop house located in East Pattaya. Ground floor ideal for any small business. On the upper floors are 3 rental rooms. Many extras including kitchen facilities, air – conditioning etc. Rent only 12,000 baht per month. Sale Price: 300,000 baht 0268/SLN – Coffee Shop & Restaurant – Single storey shop house, located in East Pattaya, earning profit. Rent only 4,000 baht per month and Key Money has been pre-paid till May 2010. Sale Price: 850,000 baht. 0296/SLN – Bakery & Shop – Located in East Pattaya with low rent on the premises. The business specializes in the baking of meat and fruit pies and has built up an excellent reputation with the local bars and restaurants around Pattaya. Sale Price: 1.1 million baht. 0199/SLN – Laundry with Rooms above – Busy laundry business located in Central Pattaya. 4 storey single shop house with 3 large studio apartments on the upper floors for rental. Rent only 15,000 per month with Key Money of 60,000 baht per year. Sale Price: 1.5 million baht 0271/V – Pet Shop – Single storey retail shop, located in North Pattaya. Specialising in the sale of Dogs, Cats, pet foods and accessories. Very profitable. Sale price includes a Limited Company. Sale Price: 2 million baht 0297/SLN – Bar & Guesthouse – Single, three storey shop house located in Central Pattaya. On the ground floor is a busy bar with pool table. On the upper floors are 5 rental rooms. Rent only 30,000 baht per month with long lease & No Key Money. Sale Price: 2 million baht. 0298/SLN – Bar with Rooms – Single, four storey shop house, located in a busy ‘foot traffic’ area, just of Beach Road. On the ground floor is a bar with 5 rental rooms on the upper floors. The current rent is 20,000 baht permonth. Sale Price: 2 million baht. 0263/SLN – Hotel & Bar – 15 room hotel with ground floor bar and kitchen. Located in high ‘foot traffic’ area just off Beach Road, South Pattaya. On the upper floors are 15 rental rooms all with en suite bathroom, air-con and personal safety box. Rent only 60,000 per month and NO KEY MONEY. Sale Price: 2.3 million baht. 0286/SLN – Pool Lounge – Profitable business located in Central Pattaya with bar facilities. Currently playing in 3 local leagues. Sale Price: 2.5 million baht. 0284/SLN – Hostess Bar with Rooms - 3 storey, double shop house located in a busy Soi in the heart of the ‘nightlife‘ action. Ground floor bar recently refurbished. Rent 30,000 baht per month. Sale Price: 2.75 million baht 0291/SLN – Pub/Restaurant with Rooms – Located in East Pattaya. On the ground floor is a Pub and Restaurant with a large kitchen and seating capacity for 100 customers. On the upper floor there are 3 large rental rooms with separate entrance. Long lease and NO KEY MONEY. Sale Price: 2.9 million baht. 0304/SLN – Restaurant, Guesthouse & Motorcycle Rental Business – Located in a single three storey unit in a busy ‘foot traffic’ area of Central Pattaya. Long lease & No Key Money. On the ground floor is restaurant and kitchen with 6 rental rooms on the upper floors. Included in the sale is 25 motorcycles for rental. Sale Price: 3.5 million baht 0269/SLN - Bar & Guesthouse - 3 storey double shop house, located in busy ‘nightlife’ area of North Pattaya. Large ground floor bar with external seating area and 7 rental rooms above. The business generates good turnover & profits. Low rent and no Key Money. Sale Price: 4.9 million baht. 0270/SLN - Furniture & Interior Decor shop - Incorporating a retail shop, which also offers interior decor project design for clients. The sale price includes all the stock and a Limited Company which would enable any prospective buyer to obtain 2 foreign work permits. ‘Walk into’ a well established, extremely profitable business. There is also a seperate entrance with 12 rental rooms above the retail shop. Sale Price: 5 million baht. 0154/SLN - Restaurant - Well established Restaurant located in North Pattaya - seating capacity for nearly 100 customers. Have enjoyed good profits over the last two years. Key Money has been paid till February 2010 and is transferable. Sale Price: 6.5 million baht. 0300/SLN – Bar – Restaurant & Guesthouse – Double, four storey shop house located in busy ‘nightlife’ area of Central Pattaya. On the ground floor is a bar and dining area with modern kitchen facilities. On the upper floors are 16 rental rooms. Included in the sale is a motor cycle rental business. No Key Money and rent is paid annually in advance. Sale Price 7.5 million. 0301/SLN – Bar & Guesthouse – Double,, three storey shop house located in busy ‘nightlife’ area of Central Pattaya. The bar on the ground floor is unique in appearance & décor. Viewing is highly essential. On the upper floors are 7 rental rooms. Rent 55,000 baht per month payable one year in advance and No Key Money. Sale Price: 7.5 million baht. 0293/SLN – Pub & Restaurant - Profitable Pub & Restaurant located on busy main road in East Pattaya with dining facilities for over 50 people.. On the upper floor is the kitchen and 3 bedrooms for employees or the new owner. Included in the sale price is the land and buildings held in a Company name. Sale Price: 12.75 million baht. 0274/SLN – Restaurant & Bar – Single storey double shop house located in South Pattaya. The lease has been fully paid up till 2023, the next 15 years. There is seating for in excess of 100 diners. Included in the sale is a sound & lighting system for live music. The business is profitable. Sale Price: 14 million baht. 0294/SLN – Go Go Bar – Extremely profitable business located in the centre of ‘Walking Street’. Good staff and excellent long lease in place with a fixed rental for the period of the lease. Sale Price: 16.5 million baht. 0247/SLN - Bar/Restaurant and Guesthouse - Located in South Pattaya. Extremely profitable business which the current owner can verify. On the ground floor is a large bar and restaurant. Included in the sale price is the land and buildings. Sale Price: 25 million baht. 0273/SLN – Lawn Bowling Club – Located in East Pattaya on 3 rai of land. 2 International bowling greens, separate bar & restaurant, 5 en suite bedrooms & swimming pool. Foreign ownership in Company name. Viewing highly essential. Sale Price 30 million.

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(PRT0102) This Boutique Restaurant out over the ocean about 50m, now being offered at 88million, this Restaurant offer’s living quarters out on the pier for over night stays. A large home across the street could also be converted into a Boutique Hotel with Ocean views. To me, it is an honor to be a part of this transaction. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th (PRT0097) Restaurant in busy Soi Baukao. 600,000baht. Take over this well established restaurant, serving both Thai and European Foods. With no Key money involved. Equipment, inventory all inclusive. This is a very nice investment don’t miss out on this one. Buyer is very motivated. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Walking Street GO GO Bars.. If you are a serious Investor Looking at Number 1 Go Go Bars, then you need to Call Us. I have listings on top GO GO Bars that are not for sale “But Are”. Investor must qualify for showings. Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PLB0102) Walking street 2nd floor bar. View of the ocean, the road below. Plenty of room to grow sale priced at 950,000 baht. Low upfront deposits of 500,000 with 60,000 baht a month for lease. Call today. Making your Business our Business-Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0123) Don’t take my word for it go to our web site for this once in a lifetime opportunity priced for a quick sale baht 12,500,000 this 5star classy restaurant with an all Stainless steel industrial kitchen that could be guesthouse& restaurant with lounge, very nice rooms upstairs, Dbl shop house Beach front, Views, Views, lease at 60,000 a month can buy the two shop houses next door. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PLB0099)Another Walking Street Bar Priced to sell 90% inside w/3 pool tables. Large stage for everyone to share entertainment 2,200,000 all deposits paid and included in price for the first 2.5 years Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th

(PLB0095) MAKE PAYMENTS: Very Famous GO GO Bar with 80 seats, 240 sqm, 4 rooms above this well designed floor plan, like nothing else on this very, very popular Soi. For only 8million baht and with a nice size down the owner will consider payments. He has many companies that require his attention… which makes this very busy and profitable bar”, even in low season”, to much work for him…... Buyer is very motivated. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PLM0003) Massage parlor on the back side of Walking Street, 4 star curb appeal, “very, very nice with all new furnishing, updated, renovated, store front location for only 3.3mill. Owner is ready to deal because of recent breakup. Lease is only (6,000), six thousand baht a month. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Jomtien Shop houses 5 of them together with Sea Views priced at only 3.6 million each. When every one else has a price on theirs at 5million, that makes these five a steal, with great sea views. These would make a great Guest house or even a shopping centre with rooms above. Top floors have View of Bangsare. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th. (PSH0108) Shop House in the busiest area of 2nd road, 36millon baht. Looking for a new owner to open a bar and restaurant with guest house. The building is for sale with chanold title. Owner will take everything with him making it easy to renovate at the same time lowers out of pocket expenses. Investors dream. Making your Business our BusinessPremier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Koh Samui Resort. One of the world’s most Famous Islands now has a Prestigious Hotel available, at 50million baht for your spot in Paradise. With only five staff members 18 rooms and two retail stores makes it easy to manage All rooms have a 5 star quality, with Tv’s, fridge, Bar A/C. BusinessPremier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Koh Chang Resort. Guys it doesn’t get any better than this. Own a piece of the Rock. To many facilities to list, owner wants to move to Northern Thailand. Making your Business our BusinessPremier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th

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(PHG0017) Guesthouse in an extremely busy location priced to sell at 25 million. This successful business has 4 floors and 14 furnished rooms in a very high demand location. You could have the number one business of any kind with this location. Internet, motorcycle rental bar, restaurant, or retail this is an immediate high volume business for you, call today. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0127) Soi Boukhao single shop house. Five rooms completely furnished. Main Floor waiting for your ideas and marketing strategy. Priced at 6.5million, building included with title/deed. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PLD0537) Land on Suhkumvit Road, Pattaya area. Great exposure for your business. 2 plus rai with a building. Building must be removed. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PFO0001) Deluxe East Pattaya Factory. Two New factory buildings on 6.5 rai, interior has over 3000sqm. Both buildings already leased out for 400,000 thousand baht a month or can relocate. Two story apartment building for staff, a home for owners with swimming pool. Each Factory has luxury rooms on top floor for Managers. Making your Business our Business. Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0124) 600.000 Here is another one of those inexpensive opportunities priced to sell, this laundry and Guesthouse. Rent is only 25,000 a month with your living quarters. Complement your business with Motorcycles and you have a winner. Add a website and you have a real on going concern with these well designed

rooms…should be able to very well here as the ground work is down. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0122) Jomtien walking Street- the best location in Jomtien can be your new business location where your clients can walk to the beach without crossing the road Great beach front views 5rooms with lounge 24million baht and you own the building too. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0113) Want a Fabulous Luxury Hotel, restaurant for only 390 million, “act quickly!”. Great location, Two Go GO Bars & restaurant with spa facilities, not too mention one of the best locations in all Pattaya. Rooms are exceptionally equipped and furnished in a very impressive style with great imagination. Call soon this will not last. Making your Business our Business- Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PLB0097) East Pattaya guesthouse and bar & restaurant on very busy road just needs someone that understands marketing. premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0033) This Hotel on Jomtien Beach is being sold under the utmost confidentiality, at 250million baht. Panoramic Sea views on all upper floors. Everything is Brand New yet, you will still enjoy immediate income from long standing client base. Fifty five rooms with Penthouse on top floor for owners or for rent. Forty Seven Staff members help you with your everyday needs. Beach front location, in the busiest area of Jomtien. In the heart of the night life. This is an excellent location for business. You want traffic check this place out. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

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Business Opportunities

Shop houses commercial store fronts for best pricing. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Investors wanted for Commercial Real Estate Ventures. Major Investments over 50million, see what the Public can’t see. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PLB0103) Pattaya, just off Beach Front rd, with 3 sides covered it could be enclosed very easily. Great potential, for this very large bar. Over 80 seats, very large bar area with a very large stage for a live band “closed now”, needs some repairs but, for 550,000 priced way under market value 200,000 deposit 25,000 a month. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PLB0092) 10,000 a month on this new Contract. 1,650,000, this is a giveaway at this price.\ This single shop house bar in a very busy soi off Jomtien beach road you won’t find a deal like this again. The owner has been there making money for the last four years, said he made a lot of money so he can sell for whatever he wants…Let someone else “ have fun”, that is what he said. (PSH009) 10,000 baht a month for this vacant shop house with Views. Needs lots of work in this hallow shell, but with beach views like this….And the price” My goodness!” it is a steal..! walk to the beach in 2 seconds . Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

(PHG0126) Beer Bar & Guest House With Two balconies overlooking the bar. Pool table disc jockey both. Flat screen TV, Large Kitchen that isn’t being used 27sqm. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0117) Very nice Dbl shop house Restaurant, 9rm Guest house w/pool table, 2nd one in on the sub soi with front road coverage. Perfect guesthouse for only 9.5mil @ 15,000 a month. Over 1.5 mill in profit without advertising. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0116) Five story Double shop house with 10rooms. 22million, “building included”. Very nice restaurant and bar. Over 2.5mil a year in profit. Some financing maybe available Owner ready to retire. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0110) Shop House Jomtien Complex. Lower retail store already rented out which creates a positive cash flow for this 4 story building. At 5.2 million it is a steal. The owner has moved to Bangkok. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PHG0102) 80 room Resort between Jomtien and Pattaya. 150,000,000 Make an offer, Plenty of room to make this a 5 star. Needs good management that knows what to do with this gem. Owner wants fast sale. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

Classified (PHG0107) 150million very private Resort style Spa with Theme park swimming pool. Very large ponds, bridges and Gazebos. Four two bedroom guest homes. Separate building with Theatre, Conference room, Fitness Center. Also included is very large 2 story home. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th (PRT0098) Get a Pizza this. Pizza parlor with support. Long proven track record @ 2.5 million baht or can finance a new location. Your choice! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Investors wanted for projects over 100 million baht. If you are one of the few,and looking for real estate ventures, or an on going concerns, call now and find out what is really on the market. All Gold member investors must provide financial statement before viewing, “Non Public listings”. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th

Education & Training

(pta-tk0008) Do you Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. We speak Thai, English, German & Duetsch. (ptm-j1508)Spanish Translations and Interpretation. Spanish native speaker offers translation and interpretation services. Websites, contracts, official letters, manuals etc. Both for private companies and official institutions. Thai translations also offered. Call 087 047 0590 or email: Spanish_Consultant@yahoo.es Learn to Speak, Write and Read Thai ?!! Learn to understand what people are saying around you !! With a professional and experienced Thai teacher. Contact 081 466 7478, 080 635 1769 (pta-0406)TEFL Intercontinental, we are specialist in teacher training, a full 120 hours TEFL certificate course, we offer Guaranteed job & Work permit, Earn 36,000 Baht while you practice teaching for 2 Months. Please contact us at: 086 841 5976 or 038 406 640

(pta-0406)Foreign Ladies: Speak and write ‘Beautiful English’ in the comfort of your own home or office, at your own speed, learning the social or business English you need. Training from English professor now retiring to Pattaya. Tel: 081 838 8163 for first discussion Pro Language we offer a variety of effective and enjoyable language courses. English, Japanese, German, Russian, French, Spanish and Thai course. For foreigner from beginner to advance including a preparation for the Grade 6 examination by ministry of education. 3 year ED Visa for full time students. Please call for Free Trial Lesson. Opposite Carrefour, Central Pattaya Rd. Tel. 038-489-225-7 Fax. 038-489-228 www.prolanguage.co.th PROGRESS Language & Computer School: (Licensed by the Ministry of Education) Thai (1-5 Year ED (Student) Visa Available-Speak Thai confidently in 60 hours)-English (General and Business Conversation-GrammarIELTS Test)-Dutch (Inburgerings Examen)-German (Start Deutsch 1-A1 Test)-French-Italian-Spanish-Russian-Chinese-JapaneseKorean-Computer: Free Trial Thai and English Lessons 1 hourTranslation & Certification of all documents: North Pattaya Road (Soi almost opposite bus station to Bangkok) (Next to Lukdod shop) Tel. 081 577 2967, 038 370 263 Email: progress.2001@gmail.com

House for Sale

(ptm-c1308)Make Me An Offer. Spacious bungalow, 2 yrs old. Max. drive 10 mins. to anywhere in Pattaya. Quiet village location, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Euro kitchen, aircon, alarmed, 24 hrs. security, fully furnished, spacious parking, communal pool. Total cost to owner 4 million baht, but will sell for much less. Come & View & Make an offer. Best reasonable offer secures. Tel: 085 934 5411 English or 089 699 1507 Thai. (ptm-k0008)Shop House for Sale/Rent. New 2 storey shophouse units for sale/rent. Located in Soi Khaotalo 9 (corner with Soi Kao Noi). 2bed/2bath/kitchen/ large balcony, 100sqm living space ideal for home and any kind of business. no key money 10,000baht/month. Call 038 413 551 mob.087 132 5600.

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Fax: (038) 374535 (ptm-m1308)3 New Homes for Sale. Chockchai Garden Home 4. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully finished kitchen. Twin Home. 3 air con. 24 hour security, pool. Priced at 1.89 mil. baht, 1.99 mil. baht and 2.29 mil. baht. Tel. 089 934 4148 (ptm-d1408) Mabprachan Gardens, representative properties in top Expat location for business on the Eastern Seaboard. Sale and Lease. Call 081 636 9289, www. chev-dev.net, agents welcome Soi Siam Country Club House for Sale. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished with European kitchen, UBC, cable TV. Includes double oven gas cooker and imported furniture from England. 50 sq. wah. 2.5 mil. baht including transfer fee. Payment Negotiable. Call 086 323 3523, 087 134 9669 (ptm-1408) JOMTIEN. Great house in top village opposite pool. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 large covered terraces and completely renovated with large carport, nice garden and fully furnished incl. 4 TV, exclusive European and Thai kitchen. Reduced from 8.9 to 6.9 million baht for urgent sale and financing possible. Tel. 081 290 7310 or 087 820 1529. (ptm-1408)JOMTIEN Nice house in Royal Park with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Euro and Thai kitchen, fully furnished and reduced to 4.9 million baht. Tel. 081 290 7310 or 087 820 1529. (ptm-s1408)House for Rent/Sale: 2-storey 4-Bedroom 4 Bathroom Swimming Pool Fully Furnished 79 t.wah GrandTW Thapraya15 Sell:7.5Million Rent: 50,000/ month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-s1408)House for Rent/Sale: 2-storey 3Bedrooms 2bathrooms Not Furnished 75 t.wah Thapraya15 Sell:4.5 Million Rent: 25,000/month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-s1408)House for Rent/Sale: 2-storey 3-Bedroom 3-Bathroom Raviphorn Khaotalo Sell: 3.5 million Rent: 15,000/month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-s1408)Townhouse for Rent/ Sale: 2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Sell: 1.3 million Rent 6,500/month Call 081 244 6970 Great Value “Quick Sale” Stunning Family Bungalow Next To New Golf Course. 9.8 mil negotiable. Very spacious with private swimming pool in large well kept garden. 3 beds, 3 baths and large lounge. Soi Siam Country Club (only 10 mins from Central Pattaya). Quality furnished throughout, European kitchen, high security alarm and electric gate. Don’t miss this one!!! 215 TLW. Call 089 607 9850 Royal Ambassador Residence. NaJomtien. 26 unique Thai-Bali-style villas with private pool, Jacuzzi, tropical gardens, maids’ quarters and garage (automated door). Two, three and four bedrooms, top-quality built-in furniture, security system. Prices from Bt12.5 million. Phone: 0854 870 720 www.rar-jomtien.com

THAIHUS: New 2 storeys house with sea view, 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, close to Hua Hin city, ready to move in, Price start from 6.5 Million THB. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. We Speak Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, English and Thai. THAIHUS : New 1 storey house In Hua Hin 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, Ready to move in, Price start from 4.2 Million THB. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. We Speak Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, English and Thai. Stunning Townhouse for Sale in a Famous Village in Soi Tanan. Only 4.8 Million Baht, 25 sq. wah under Thai Name. Have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 w/ jacuzzi) have heater, fully furnished, a very nice living room, dining room, have Euro Kitchen, 4 aircons, 2 balconies, swimming pool, small garden, 2 parking space, playground, maid room, underwater tank, ADSL, Cable, Direct telephone line, 24 hr security, w/ alarm system, maintenance paid already. For viewing and more information please call us: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. For Quick Sale! Only 11 Million Baht. A spacious and well furnished 90 sq. wah house. Have 3 bedrooms, living room. European kitchen, private pool. Located in Soi Kao Talo, only 10 minutes drive from Lotus South Pattaya. For viewing, please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. A Captivating Townhouse is now for Sale for only 5 Million Baht. Located at 378/69 Moo12 Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi 20260, 20 meters from Royal Cliff Hotel and opposite of Royal Cliff Sports Club. 82 sqm land size, 200 sqm living area w/ garage and balconies. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master w/ jacuzzi), quality fitted Euro Kitchen, amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table and equipped with alarm system. For viewing and more details please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398.

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Truly 25% discount OFF the original price. Magnificent and Fabulous Beach Side Living at a very low price. You can design and build your own house on the remaining plots. Hurry there are only 10 remaining plots left. Plots range from 520 sqm to 680 sqm. Price starts at 7 Million Baht. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Gorgeous Houses for Sale and Investment. Absolutely all brand new houses, in a modern high quality and extremely nice tropical villa project. With underground cables, private pool, furnished. Located in Naklua Area. Only a few minutes away from Pattaya, very convenient, no hassle on driving around the city. Accessible to public transportations. Ready to move in. Price starts from 13 Million Baht. To view, please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Fascinating House for Sale at Chateau Dale Village, Thappraya Rd. 496 sq. m, have 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, garden, car park and a private swimming pool. A haven that is so peaceful. Price is only 17.5 Million Baht. For viewing and more information, please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. For Quick Sale!!! A 2-storey Brand New House at Banglamung in Soi Water Office. Only 1.5 Km. from Sukhumvit Rd. 250 Talang Wah. Have 5 rooms, kitchen, living room, 3 bathrooms, (1 w/ jacuzzi), with built-in thick wooden furniture, garden, parking space. Now price is only 9.5 Million Baht. For details and viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. The Best Low Price Ever. A 3-storey Spectacular Designer Townhouse located near the Royal Cliff Hotel. Have 2 big bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms (master with jacuzzi). Top of the line European Kitchen. Fitted with amazing wardrobes and other built-in furniture. Furnished including T.V, expensive sofa, dining table. Equipped with alarm system. Only 6 Million Baht. Great Offer! This townhouse + a nicely decorated studio unit in Khieng Talay, both for only 6.5 Million Baht. Call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398.

HS0826: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms bungalow available in east Pattaya inclusive of tenant. Ideal for the investor!! 2.1 million Only!! Call us 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HS1208:4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom detached house located in east Pattaya. Inclusive of European kitchen and furniture! Dramatic price drop from 4 million to 3 million!! Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HS1239: Just come available 3 bedroom villa located close to Siam country club inclusive of full furniture & company, price dropped from 4.2 to 3 million!! This property has to move fast. Call us 08-47808457 or by Email: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HS1244: Another bargain to be had, 3 bedroom 220sqm villa located in SP3 Village in east Pattaya. Very nice tropical garden and tastefully decorated interior. The owner has had the property from new and only stays 2 months of the year!! Call us 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com Hot Property!!!! House at Jomtien location 210 Sq.Wah Two storey,3 Bedrooms,4 Bathrooms, European kitchen, large living room, Built in furniture, Full Air con ,Hot water, Large private swimming pool, Parking car, Hot Price at 7,500,000 Baht Call North Shore Real Estate 038303825-6 or 086-3134841 E-mail : noina@nsre-thailand.com Thai Living: Pattaya Hill 2, Soi Khoa Noi. Prime location residence, 1 storey with 63 sq.wah of land, fully furnished, 2 bed / 2 bath. 3 M Baht. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: House for sale at Ruen Pisa, Beautiful Village .1 storey house, 55.70 sq.wah. 2bed / 2bath. 2.95 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net In Central Pattaya. 10 room house and three room house in small compound. Behind Carrefour. Near Third Road. Perfect for Bed & Breakfast or private home. Only nine million baht. Financing Available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) Email pappa@csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please.

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We as Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. have a lot of emergency sales. This is a buyers market and we have dozens of fire sales!!!!!! Millions under the price of the developers!!! Act quick. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have a re-sale in a new 5-star housing project in Jomtien! Stunning two level designed house on 120TLW with 4 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. Asking price 18 Million Baht, 4 Million under the developer price. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014 We have for sale a stunning house in View Talay Villas! Asking price 12 Million Baht for this stunning 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Stunning House For only 10.5 Million Baht! Four extra large bedrooms, four Bathrooms with separate Guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool. The house is built on a 1200 m2 plot in the very prestigious area of Phoenix Golf Course. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com The most exiting Estate on the entire Eastern Seaboard for Sale for 150 Million Thai Baht. This 7 Bedroom, 11 Bathroom on 35 Rai of land is one of the most impressive homes you will ever see. Its grounds, water features and landscaping are second to none. If you have the finances to secure a home such as this.....you must do yourself the favor of making an appointment for a private viewing. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity in a 5-star Village between 9-14 Million Baht! 25% Down-payment! Six year Mortgage! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Quick Sale Opportunity! A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Selling price lowered again from 15.9 Million Baht to 12.8 Million Baht! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The house has a lap-pool, big balcony with oceanview and stunning furniture. Also a nice investment as the house is rented for 80,000 BHT/Month for the next two years. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2 587)

We have a re-sale in Phu Tara! Stunning two level designed house on a Rai of land for 29 Million Baht. Call Jan for more information 087 021 7014 Most incredible sea views from a designer 4 bedroom home for 19.9 Million Baht! Situated high in the Bangsarey Hills, this gorgeous four bedroom four bathroom home was completely decorated by one of the areas most noted interior designers, which makes it both beautifully appointed as well as being a very comfortable family home. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2424) Want a Thabali House? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Very tastefully designed and decorated modern Balinese style homes right in the heart of Jomtien. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several View Talay Villas for Sale from 7.9 Million to 50 Million Baht! Live in one of these highly sought after villas in this exclusive development! For appointment and private showing call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Immaculate Beach House next to the Dusit Hotel for sale at 27.5 Million Baht! Each room in this extremely well laid out home has been designed and decorated to a very high standard. The location and sea views are to die for…..this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2258) An Absolutely Stunning Home For 60 Million Baht! With over 3,000 square meters of living space all done in the finest hardwoods, marble and granite this is a grand and very impressive estate home. The estate has seven master suites and four separate lounge areas with a cinema room, games room and three kitchens all built around an outdoor lounging area and swimming pool. To put it simply, this is luxury! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2 152)

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Gorgeous and Very Large Estate Home For Sale at 25 Million Baht! This is luxury on a large scale, with five bedrooms five bathrooms and a lovely swimming pool with Jacuzzi. The interior design work is very tasteful. There is not a better address, as this is in the areas best Expat development. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Beautifully Designed Bali Style home for 15.5 Million Baht! This very nice three bedroom home is in one of the finest villages in Pattaya for foreigners wishing to have a familiar and safe environment, make sure to see this fine home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Act Quick…..we have the last remaining house in a 5-star development for 14 Million Baht. This stunning house is located 200 meters from the beach and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 280 m2 living space on 400m2 land. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have several Owner Finance opportunities! We have houses available with Owner Finance. For more information about the finance call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Want a Fabulous Home in Paradise Villa? We can’t be matched for selection and prices at this exclusive development! Great home layouts and designs in these spectacular and modern homes at Pattaya’s ‘Number One’ development. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Beautiful Regent Village four Bedroom, five bathroom Home For Sale at 14 Million Baht! Absolutely stunning interior design. This five bedroom plus home is a must see. Fantastic fully equipped European kitchen and you will love the wonderful landscaping and finishing work, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR2 685) We have houses for sale in the range of 3-130 Million Baht!! We have by far the most listings…… examples are houses in Siam Royal View, Paradise Villa 1 and 2, Nagawari, Thabali, Park Villas, View Talay Villas, Little Hill, Phu Tara, etc, etc. We are known for the best listings and the best prices. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com

House for Rent

(ptm-n1408)A Beautiful House for Rent at Jomtien Chaiyapruk Rd. Soi 3. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished, Eurokitchen, private pool, UBC + ADSL 33,000 baht/month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920 (ptm-n1408)A Beautiful New Townhouse for Rent: On Pratumnak Rd. Soi 5. 2 & 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully furnished, Euro kitchen, communal pool. Starts from 25,000 baht/month. Call 081 782 0206, 084 362 5920 (ptm-no1908)Occasion! New, Beautiful Townhouse (South Pattaya), 2 minutes to city or beach, peaceful and green environment, superbly fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 3 televisions, garage. Must have seen! Contact 081 862 9710 (ptm-g1608) Brand New 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House to Rent in Jomtien. 800 Metres to beach. Close to communal swimming pool. New quality furniture, UBC , Internet, Euro Kitchen. 25,000 Bath/month including free automatic motorcycle. Phone 081 866 7049 Khun Tongsa

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(ptm-s1408)House for Rent/ Sale: 2-storey 4-Bedroom 4 Swimming Pool Fully Furnished 79 t.wah GrandTW Thapraya15 Sell:7.5Million Rent: 50,000/ month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-s1408)House for Rent/Sale: 2-storey 3Bedrooms 2bathrooms Not Furnished 75 t.wah Thapraya15 Sell:4.5 Million Rent: 25,000/month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-s1408)House for Rent/Sale: 2-storey 3-Bedroom 3-Bathroom Raviphorn Khaotalo Sell: 3.5 million Rent: 15,000/month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-s1408)Townhouse for Rent/ Sale: 2-storey opp. Huaiyai municipality 2-Bedroom 2-Bathroom Not Furnished 25 t.wah Sell: 1.3 million Rent 6,500/month Call 081 244 6970 (ptfhr-ta0008)Furnished Townhouse for Rent. Located at Soi Khao Noi. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Only 5,000 baht per ,omth. Call 080 646 5322 (pta-silk0508)Two Houses Available are Plot 30 Blackpepper. 134sq wah, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, with swimming pool for 90,000 baht per month. Long term rental only(minimum 1 year). The other house is plot 34 chilli, 103 sq wah, 3 bed, 3bath, no pool for 65,000 baht. Long term rental only. Both houses are fully furnished. If you need any more information please contact 081 612 7222, email:adam@tara.co.th Beautiful Detached Villa Quiet Area, South Pattaya. 4/5 bed, maids quarters. Hi speed internet. Fully furnished garden & 2 Car park. 35,000 Baht P.M. Office: 038 374 623. Eng: 081 158 0065 www.pattayaoceanproperty. com E-mail : info@pattayaoceanproperty.com 2 Bed room House East PattayaAir conditioned, Furnished, Car park, Garden , Quiet Location off soi. Khaonoi 17,000 baht PM. Office: 038 374 623, Eng: 0811 580 065 www.pattayaoceanproperty.com, E-mail: info@pattayaoceanproperty.com Luxury House- Pratumnuk 2 bed, 2 bath, Fully Furnished. Beautiful Swimming pool. Internet, Car park, A/C washing M/C. security 60,000 P.M. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 0811 580 065 www.pattayaoceanproperty.com, E-mail:info@pattayaoceanproperty.com Pratamnuk Town-House 2 bedroom, 2 mins. to Dongtan Beach Modern Furniture and Fittings . Internet Connection, 40,000 baht P.M. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 081 158 0065 www.Pattayaoceanproperty.com, Email:info@pattayaoceanproperty.com Thai Living: Jomtien Condotel & Village, Jomtien beach. Single storey house with 85 sq.wah. Fully furnished, taxi route, 3b/4b. 35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay Villas, Jomtien Beach. Well maintained village, fully furnished, nice residence, fully facility, 3b /4b, a few minutes to Beach and Central of pattaya. 50,000 THB/M. (Short term available) For more information contact us today: 038 364515 / info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net

Thai Living: Silk Road Pattaya, Prime location residence, 3b /2b, living area 173, land area 70 sq.wah.Partly furniture, Euro kitchen, 45,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Pratamnak Hill, 2-3 bedrooms, 3 storey house. fully furnished, Euro Kitchen, Rent start from 25,000 - 35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net HRAD1: 3 bed house with private pool in Jomtien, close to beach, all modern furniture included, internet and satellite 35,000 P/M. Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HR1117: East Pattaya 2 storey villa, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, fully furnished and ready to move in with the reduced price of 20,000 per mth. A very big house for a little bit of money!! Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HR0525: Just come available once again at a reduced price!! 2 storey, 3 beds, 3 baths, fully furnished and ready to go with internet available. 30,000P/M Call for more info 038-373966or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HR1141: Just come available this 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom bungalow located in Greenfield villas 1, modern furniture, ADSL and private swimming pool!! Priced at 65,000 p/m Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HR1138: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom bungalow located in SP5 Village Comes fully furnished with euro kitchen and a/c and inclusive of ADSL! New house just 35,000 p/m Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HR1072: Spacious house for rent (250 Sqm) on SP Village, tastefully decorated, 3 beds, ADSL connected and private swimming pool only 35,000 P/M. Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HRPN: Several small 2 bedroom townhouses located in Pratamnak. Inclusive of furniture, ADSL, UBC, Communal swimming pool and very close to the beach of Pratamnak. Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com HR1144: 2 bedroom villa with a interior size of 120sqm has just come vacant and is located in east Pattaya not to far from the local supermarkets. A bargain price at only 18,000Bht Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com House for rent at SP Privacy 125 Sq.Wah, one storey house , 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, European Kitchen, Large living room, fully furnish and decorated, Private swimming pool, Large Garden, Security Price at 45,000 Baht per month including Garden and pool service Call North Shore Real Estate 038-303825-6 or 086-3134841 or 087-8335066 E -mail: noina@nsre-thailand.com

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House for rent at Royal Village Soi Chaiyapruk Jomtien location 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Living room, fully furnished and Decorate, Large garden, Call North Shore Real Estate 038-303825-6 or 086-3134841, or 087-8335066 E-mail: noina@nsre-thailand.com Pattaya Hill: 3 bedroom, new, 30 000 p.m. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net SP Village: 3 bedrooms, new, 35 000 Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Jomtien: oriental style long stay resort with full hotel service, 1 bedroom 45 000 Baht, 2 bedrooms 65 000 Baht per month, daily or weekly arrangements possible. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Wonderland in North Pattaya, 3 bedrooms plus maid, 50 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Paradise Villa, large house with 4 bedrooms and private pool, 100 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net View Talay Villa with 2 bedrooms and private pool, fully loaded, 75 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Phantastic 3 bedrooms house with private pool in good location, 48 000 Baht per month. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net We have many more apartments and houses for rent – call us! Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Spectacular Family Home at 80,000 Baht per month! A luxurious four bedroom, six bathroom home with a lovely swimming pool. The house is built on a 2400 m2 plot with an enormous landscaped garden. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3 765) Five Bedroom, Four Bathroom Family Home for 95,000 Baht per month located in Jomtien. This house has a large and gorgeous guest bungalow and a huge swimming pool! This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Family Three Bedroom Home for 85,000 Baht per month in Chateau Dale Villas! Located in one of Pattaya’s quietest and most beautiful villages with large and gorgeous swimming pool. This house is just an example, we have over 3000 homes for sale and rent. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Family Home for 100,000 Baht per month! Located in one of South East Pattaya quietest and most beautiful villages with a large and gorgeous swimming pool! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3761) Luxurious Homes for Rent at Phoenix Golf Course Ranging from 40,000 – 130,000 Baht per month! Only fifteen minutes from the city, live in luxury at one of the area’s best golf courses. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Great Mediterranean style villa for rent at 60,000 Baht per month! This superbly finished four bedroom four bathroom home with swimming pool is a must see for those wishing to rent a great home. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3716) Executive Class Rentals In and Around Pattaya from 15,000 – 150,000 Baht per month! A very rare opportunity awaits those discerning home hunters looking for both a luxurious quality home and with it a lifestyle most all would love to have. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Magnificent House in Grange Park Village. Three Bedrooms, Three Bathrooms for 80,000 Baht per Month! The decoration and design are from a high standard! This house you really need to see to appreciate its beauty. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3703) A Truly Exotic and Incredible Home. Renting price 200,000 Baht/month! This is a masterpiece in home design and comfort, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house has an enormous-pool and stunning furniture. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3700)

Apartment/Rooms for Sale

(ptm-s1408)Apartment for Sale : 45-Rooms + 1 Big House Big pond in the middle 917 t.wah Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Income of 100,000 BHT/month Selling for 15 million Call 081 244 6970

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(ptm-2407)Carina Mansion. Large fully furnished apartment. 48 sq.m., swimming pool, cable TV, aircon, fridge, sofa, king size bed, wardrobe, kitchen and large bathroom with hot shower. All rooms high speed internet enabled. 500 baht daily and 6,000 baht per month. Best value in town!! www.carinaapartment.com. Contact 081 829 2285(English), 081 311 7856(Thai) (ptm-0309) Royal Park Luxury Serviced Apartments, Jomtien 56-70sqm luxury furnished, one bedroom, large living area with balcony and kitchen, Free wireless internet, Cable TV in every apartment. Enjoy our rooftop swimming pool from 16,000 per month, call 086 111 7414 or check out our website : www. royalparkjomtien.com (ptm-w1208)Aromdee Apartments has availability for rent. Fully furnished apartments with balcony, cable, telephone and also private internet lines available. It is quiet and clean with in house laundry and supermarket by European management. Only 5 minutes walk to the Big C and Lotus Supercenter in North Pattaya. Furnished standard apartments 3,000 baht/month. Furnished air conditioned apartments 3,700 baht/month. Call 089 938 6022 (ptm-s1408)Apartment for Rent: Fully furnished at Sukhumvit Soi 87, only 600m from Sukhumvit Rd Free cable+wi-fi Rent: 3,000/ month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-h1508)Jomtien Beautiful 3 room, 2 bathroom apartment (76 sq m). Air con + fully furnished. 14,000 p/m long term. 087 100 5726

Condo for Sale

2 Balcony Corner Studio, 45 sq.m. 8th Floor in Angket Jomtien, with sea views, a very nice apartment with kitchen, fridge freezer, Sony surround HiFi, LCD, TV, fully furnished. Everything you need. Absolute bargain, only 1.2 mil. baht. Freehold or Rent 15,000 baht per month. In Foreign Name. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Hot Sale, Be Quick! Pratumnak Jomtien Soi 5, 300 Meters from One of Jomtien’s Best Beaches, 32 sq.m. corner, 4th floor, big balcony for sea views, in need of renovation, very cheap price in a very good area. Only 690,000 baht (In Foreign Name). Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Cozy Beach Pratumnak Jomtien, 200 Meters from Beach, Two 38 sq.m. Studios, side by side. 6th and 8th floor with sea views in need of renovation. Make 76 sq.m. or sell separate. Excellent opportunity investment

in one of the best areas. Only 990,000 baht each. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Stunning 84 sq.m. 2 Balcony Sea View, 12th Floor. 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 showerooms, separate Euro kitchen, 2 AC’s, beautiful Mahogany furniture, marble floors and walls. Loads of money spent, this is a must see in the very popular Khiang Talay, 200 meters Jomtien Beach. Only 3.9 mil. baht (in Foreign name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Rare Opportunity 1 of Only a Few, 6th Floor (Top Floor) in Majestic Jomtien, 61 sq.m. 1 bedroom with large balcony and en-suite, 1 living room with very large picture windows for excellent Jomtien views. Euro kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 TVs, fully furnished, A/C. This is an original room from new (not converted). Good price, only 1.8 mil. baht (in Foreign name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com The Residence Jomtien New 52 sq.m. 5th Floor Studio, 800 meters from beach. Euro kitchen, quality furniture, big balcony, huge swimming pool, fitness centre, brand new building. Well under developer’s price, only 2.8 mil. baht. In foreign name. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien 30 sq.m. 1st and 4th floor Studios, empty rooms over looking swimming pool. 800 meters from beach. In foreign names. Good price only 690,000 baht. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com 500 Meters from Beach, 39 sq.m Studio, 8th Floor, Big Balcony with Nice Breeze and Lovely Sea Views of Jomtien Beach. Beautifully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard, stoned pictured walls, marble shower room and new European kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, new air conditioning, safety box, LCD TV, DVD. Now only 1.5 mil. baht. Freehold or rent 15,000 baht per month. This condominium will be repainted and refurbished this year with new swimming pool and lobby, therefore prices will rise. Good investment. (In foreigner’s name). Part exchanges considered and stage payments available. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com.

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Angket Jomtien, Two 8th Floor Studios, 38 sq. m with lovely sea views, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. Real Bargain of the month. Only 1.3 mil. each. In Foreign Names. Freehold or rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Thiantong Condominium Located on Jomtien Beach Road Just Inside Soi 7, 32 sqm studio, 16th floor (top floor). Fantastic views of the beach front and the islands. Fully furnished, kitchen, A/C. Ideal for taxi route, bars etc. Good letting potential. Only 1,390,000 baht. Freehold (in Foreign name). Be quick!! Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Majestic Jomtien 600 meters from Beach. 60 sqm, 4th floor, 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 bathroom, kitchen, 2 balcony, fully furnished and renovated. Overlooking swimming pool. Very good price. Only 1.6 mil. Baht. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Khiang Talay Condominium, 200 meters from Best Beach Jomtien, 40 sqm, 4th floor, mountain view, beautifully refurbished with ornate ceilings and covings, Euro kitchen, remote A/C. Fully new furnished. Really must be viewed at 1.8 mil. baht. In Foreign Name. Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, now include LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants… Fantastic bargain. Only 1,350,000 mil. baht. Freehold or rent 12,000 baht per month. In Foreign name. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www. pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@ pacpattaya.com Jomtien Beach, 18th Floor (Top Floor), 39 sq.m. Spectacular scenic views from big balcony, refurbished and furnished with new A/C. Only 1.5 mil. baht (in

Foreigner’s name). Freehold. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com (ptm-1408)800,000 Baht SUPER Discount for Urgent Sale. This great Jomtien 96 sq m 2 bedroom and 2 large terrace corner condo is located only 100 meters from beach and police box. Developer price 4.3 million now 3.5 million for urgent sale for this brand new corner unit with partly seaview. For sure cheapest condo price in Jomtien. Tel. 081 290 7310 or 085 275 1717. (ptm-a1408)Jomtien Sweet Condo 2 (near Pattaya Park). Studio room 32sq.m. Close to beach. Just been totally renovated, with kitchen, balcony, aircon and cable TV. In foreign name. Good price, only 790,000 Baht. Freehold. Call: 080 719 7057 Alexander. (ptm-g1508)Baan Suan Lalana, 42 sq mtr Condo, 5th (Top) floor, balcony, nice view, kitchen, fridge, air con, great complex, 2 pools, mini–mart, tennis, security. 990,000 Baht. Tel.: 084 105 4533 Thai, 087 901 5229 Eng. (ptm-h1508)Jomtien Beautiful 3 room, 2 bathroom apartment (76 sq m). Air con + fully furnished. 2.4 million baht. 087 100 5726 (ptm-j1408)View Talay 1 & 2 Studios. Finance option available. 087 803 3329 (ptm-s1408)Condo for Rent/ Sale: 9-Karat 3rd Floor 64m2 Suite Room Sell:1 Million Rent 10,000/month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-t1408)Sale View Talay Condo 5. Studio 48 sqm., fl. 12, luxury room, beautiful view. Modern style, black & white. High quality furnishing. Price 3.05 million. Foreign name. 085 439 9699 Thai & Eng. (ptm-t1408)The Residence – Jomtien Beach. Studio 51 sqm, fl. 7 (top floor). Fully furnished including 40” TV. Big swimming pool. Foreign name. Price 3 million baht. 085 439 9699 Thai & Eng. (ptm-j1508)Finance Available. I am selling 3 nice condos in View Talays. From only 850,000 baht down & the rest over 5 years. Call 087 803 3329 (ptm-g1208) Sale View Talay Condo Project 5. Located on Jomtien Dongtan beach on fl. 21(top), very wonderful sea view and greenery view. 55 sqm. luxury fully fitting furnished. 100% perfect condition. Elegant design & very nice decoration, Beautiful guarantee! Luxury Cozy breezy & newly. 3.19 mil. by owner (foreigner name) 081 933 2240, pitipity@hotmail.com. See pictures as vedio virtual tour www.chosenmarketing.com/viewtalay

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(ptm-L2108)Northshore Beachfront Condominium, 1 Bedroom , 1 Bath, #2101, 21st Floor, Overlooking Pool and Beach, Facing Walking St., 64 Sq. Mtrs, Fully Luxury Furnished, New Washing Machine,100% Equipped, Soi 5 and Beach Rd., 7.9 million baht FOREIGN NAME. (Will consider term payments up to 8 months) Realtors Welcome! Gary 089 544 0634. (ptm-L2108)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 10 condos to choose from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street (Units are unfinished shells with electric outlets; bathroom completely finished with tile floor, tile walls, shower, sink, toilet, granite counter tops, lights, etc.). Units available 1804, 1805 and 1806 (18th floor; all 3 side by side); 1906 (19th floor), 2005 (20th floor), 2104 (21st floor), 2205 and 2206 (22nd floor; both side by side). Purchase Option One: Cash 3.0 Million to 3.2 Million Baht Each. Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 600,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 600,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! (ptcs-0008)Sale 1,500,000 Baht, Rent 1,000 per night, 5000 per week, 15,000 per month high season. 10,000 baht per month on 1 year contract. Marble Condo with stunning sea view, on 5th floor, fully furnished, in foreign name. 350 meters from sea in quiet, safe coastal village, Baan Amphur, south of Pattaya off Sukhumvit road on the way to Sattahip. Wonderful weekend hideaway next to Ocean Marina harbor, near Phoenix Golf course and Pattaya airpark. Welcome to come see. Free rent for up to two weeks if you decide to buy. This is our residence as well, and we would be pleased to show you the neighborhood. Call me, Lela, at 66 (0) 86-984-9700, or e-mail: lelaaukes@gmail.com (pta-dec0008)Penthouse 720 sqm with a Spectacular Front Sea View. 300 meters from the beach, 5 minutes away from Walking Street. In the best location of Pratamnak Hill. This residence is a 360° unblocked sea view, with a golf and Buddha Hill. Large terrace (240 sqm) with huge Jacuzzi. New modern design concept, 4 beds/baths + maid room. Any room have terrace. Euro style kitchen, living 118 sqm. Fully furnished at high standard. Price exceptional at 50,000 baht/sqm. Tel. for information or a visit 081 863 1076.

Stylish Condo for Sale at Keang Talay (near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Now for only 1.25 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. A Very Nice Condo for Sale. Located at the 3rd flr. of Bangsaray Condominium. Totally renovated and has 2 bedrooms. Price is only 4.2 Million Baht. For more viewing and more information please call us : 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. For Quick Sale! Condo for only 3 Million Baht. Located at Wong Amart Beach. Luxurious Studio, 53 sqm at high floor, fully furnished with built-in furniture. For viewing please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. An Amazing Panoramic view in Baan-Am-Pur, only 10 minutes drive and 8 kilometers from Big C in South Pattaya. Located on the 14th flr, 105 sqm, 1 bedroom, living room, furnished with European designs, 2 balaconies, 24hr security, big swimming pool. Price for quick sale, only 7 Million Baht. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. FOR SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY. Fascinating Penthouse at Wong Amart Beach in a Low Rise Condominium for Quick Sale!!! For only 20 Million Baht, 260 sqm, two levels, with great interior designs, a spacious living area, executively decorated, breath taking sea view, just 1 minute walk to Wong Amart Beach and accessible to everywhere, good facilities are available. For viewing please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Top Quality Beachfront Condominium! In Foreign Name for only 7.9 Million Baht. Have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, high floor, with superb overlooking view at the ocean and at the pool, 64 sqm, fully furnished, downtown location, Owner financing can arrange (will consider payment terms of up to 8 months). To view, please call at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. The Perfect Destination. Absolutely brand new project with high standard quality. Feel the cool breeze in the modern tropical villas with only 49 units. There are 3 lovely designs of family home to choose from, with 3 bedrooms, 3 restrooms, underground cabling and with private pool. Being located off Sukhumvit Road, driving to and from Bangkok is

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CS1285: Another bargain to be had! View talay 6 studio apartment on the 13th floor. Needs to be finished with A/C & furniture, kitchen if desired. Only 2.8mill O.N.O Call for more info 038373966or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CSNM: just come available at discount prices starting from 1 million Baht!! Studio and 1 bedroom available, some empty shell and some fully finished inclusive of furniture. An investment not to miss! Call for more info 0847808457or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CS1248: studio apartment located in a low rise in Jomtien. 42sqm, fully furnished in which case everything is new and been lived in for 3 months by the owner. Owner needs to reside back in UK. Only 1.250million O.N.O Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CS1241: This apartment has just been lowered, the price from 3.9 to 3.3million!! It is located in the new Hyde Park buiding! 1 bedroom, 50sqm and modernly furnished to a high standard. A must to view! Call for more info 08-17613238 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CS1230: Brand new A.D condo studio apartment on the top floor, 32sqm and with sea views! Available at only 1.5m Offers considered! Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com Thai Living: Hot Sale 1 Unit, View Talay 1A- Foreigner name, 5th floor, For 950,000 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Hot Sale - Penthouse- Chateau Dale Thabali (120 sq.m). Easy access to taxi and short walking to beach, tropical living, 1bed / 2bath, 5th floor, For 6,300,000 M THB , For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Metro Jomtien, Corner unit, Fully furnished and great sea view, 9 M THB. 165 sqm, duplex unit. 40th floor. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net

so convenient and also without the hassle of driving through the city of Pattaya which is only few minutes away, getting in and out Pattaya is easy with several kinds of public transportation available. Price starts from 12 Million Baht. For viewing please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Great Opportunity for Low Season! Only 5 Units Left!!! For Quick Sale only 3.8 Million Baht. New 5 Star Condominium at Jomtien Area, 96 sqm. Have 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 aircons, kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. Slightly furnished, accessible to everywhere. To view, please call us at 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Majestic Sea View and Private beach in North Pattaya, LaemChabang view, 137 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, big living room, with a large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, unfurnished. Only 12 Million Baht. Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Finance Available on our Condominium and Pool Villa Projects, 10% Deposit only. Call Barry 089 933 3583 First to View Will Buy - New Completed Unit. Pattaya “Down Town” location. 1 Bed- 57.20 sqm, fully furnished 2.8 Million. 2 Bed- 99 sqm, fully furnished 4.8 Million. Call Barry 089 933 3583 “Trade Up To a Better Lifestyle”. We will “trade in “your property, as part payment on any of our luxury pool villa and condominium projects. Call: Peter 081 982 6145. “Penthouse Style” over looking Pattaya Bay, 180SQ.M. Fully finished and furnished, best value in town 10,340,000- Call: Peter at 081 982 6145. Jomtien “Foreign Ownership” Pre-Construction discounts and easy payment plans, 150 metres to Jomtien Beach from 3,500,000Call: Peter at 081 982 6145. Foreign Ownership, 2 Bedroom Corner Unit. Fully furnished and fitted by a quality developer. Central Pattaya. Special deal for 60 days completion. Call: Peter at 081 982 6145.

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Thai Living: Grand Condo. Great View and good location, sea View and large balcony, 3b/3b, need renovated, 186 sqm, 11th floor. 9.5 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Hot Sale Studio 2 Units , Jomtien Beach Condo (Rim Haad). BLDG 3A, Pattaya, 3rd floor, For 850,000 M THB per Unit, For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Jomtien Complex. nice sea view and good location, 68 sqm, high floor, fully furnished. For 2.9 M. THB / unit, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Hot Sale Studio, Jomtien Beach Condo (Foreigner name) BLDG S2, (Pattaya Side),16th floor, For 1,400,000 M THB, For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net/ www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Metro Jomtien, Fully furnished and great sea view, 110 sq.m, 5th floor, 4.5 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Hot Sale - Metro Jomtien, 54 sqm, great sea view, 34th floor, 2.75 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay 5D, Jomtien side and nice sea view, fully furnished. 48 sq.m, high floor, 2.9 M THB. , For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net The Best Location in Town Near Royal Garden & Behind the Avenue Mall. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom from 1.6 Million Baht. Phone: 038 -711017 Mobile: 084 866 9644, E-mail: theavenueresidence@hotmail.com, www.avenue-residence.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: novaatrium@hotmail.com, www.novagroupthailand.com Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www. novagroupthailand.com, E-mail: novamiragecondo@yahoo.com (ptm-L2108)View Talay 6 Condominiums – Beachfront on Beach Rd and Soi 9, Pattaya directly next to the new and largest shopping mall in Asia. 2 condos to choose from, 48 sq meter studio units, high floors, FRONT SIDE of building facing Walking Street. Units available 2506 and 2507 (25th floor; side by side) and COMPETELY NEW INSIDE AND TURN KEY FURNISHED. Purchase Option One: Cash 3.6

Million Baht Each, Purchase Option Two: 1,000,000 to seller upon contract signing; 1,000,000 to seller at 60 days from contract date; final payment of 800,000 to seller at 120 days from contract date; 800,000 to seller at 180 days from contract date. Gary 089 544 0634. Keys at View Talay Office. Realtors Welcome! View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. One million two hundred thousand baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime,Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. For sale by owner. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only two million baht. Fifty percent financing available. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Offer of the Month, The Park Condominium, Developers Price 55,000 Baht/sqm, Selling Price 45,000 Baht/sqm, 117 sqm, Type A, Building B, Foreign Ownership. We also have a 167 sqm unit on a high floor in building A. Act Quick, foreign ownership not available anymore from the developer. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com NORTHSHORE 112sqm FOR 11.5 Million Baht………..Very high floor ‘05’ unit in NORTSHORE for the LOWEST PRICE POSSIBLE! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity! I have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ with a guaranteed rental return for two years. Buy a steady monthly income! 53sqm for 3.2 Million Baht with 16,000 Baht/Month guaranteed two year income and 83sqm for 4.8 Million Baht with 25,000 Baht/Month guaranteed income! Together for 7.5 Million Baht with 41,000 Baht/Month two year guaranteed rental return. The rent is paid every three months in advance. Call Jan at 087-021-3170 EMERGENCY SALE!!!!! Royal Cliff ‘D’ Building High Floor, Three Bedroom, Three Bathroom Apartment for 20 Million Baht! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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Special Promotion in La Royalé Condominium! We have several units far under the developers price, starting from 8 Million Baht 106 sqm, 145 and 268 sqm units. Take this opportunity to purchase a high-end unit in a five-star beach front condominium. We not only have everything far under the developers price but we even have an owner who gives a car for free. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Northshore Unit for sale! 80 sqm front unit for only 8.9 Million Baht! Buy this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Northshore is the only 5-star Condominium on the Pattaya beach Road. High Floor! This is not the only unit we have for sale……..we have almost all the different Northshore units available on all the high floors….. prices range from 7.5-30 Million THB. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Splendid investment opportunity! For sale Tip-Condo for 1 Million Baht. Steady rental-income of 13,000 Baht/Month. The best quality renovation money can buy is only one of the many features in this condo. Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014 Act quick we have the Top-Corner View Talay 5 facing Jomtien. 270 sqm for 18 million Baht. Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. This must be the best corner unit in town. Also available a 239 sqm View Talay 6 corner on the 22nd floor facing Walking Street for 16 Million Baht. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice Jomtien Condos for Sale Starting just under 1 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay 6 46 sqm beautifully renovated Studio apartment for only 2.1 Million Baht. Just a 50 meter walk to the beach. Panoramic views over the ocean and the Boulevard. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We have the best selection of Ananya Condos Available on the Market Today! We have the last two units available on the penthouse floor of Ananya (5th floor, Phase 3) two bedroom, 155 sqm. Ananya the best location on the best beach of Pattaya, Wongamat Beach. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Two Bedroom Condo at Jomtien Beach’s Best location for 7.9 Million Baht! This has been very nicely renovated and has two bedrooms two bathrooms all within 126 square meters of comfort and security. Priced to sell, make sure that you see this apartment soon. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (Property PR2402) Na-Jomtien 3 Bedroom Sea View Apartment for 11.8! A beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. Thai Bali Style interior design, 178 sqm, high floor and huge balcony with Fantastic Sea view. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3091) Act quick we have a front corner unit, A building, View Talay 3 facing Pattaya (cool side). 137 sqm for 7.4 million Baht on a high floor!! Spectacular views, 50 meters from the ocean and the best beach of town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Spectacular Sea View unit in the new project La royale! Only with us is this rare opportunity to purchase something special for only 8 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Studio units in Popular Seafront Jomtien Condo with Amazing Seaviews Available from only 900,000 Million Baht! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Condominium for 8 Million Baht! This is a great opportunity to purchase in a great ‘downtown’ location. If you are looking to live in a dream, be sure to take a look at this popular building. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com INVESTORS: For the latest and most Exclusive Condominium Developments…..Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Beautiful Condo in the Low Rice condominium of Grand Condotel for 12,25 Million Baht! LOWERED FROM 14.5 MILLION BAHT FOR A QUICK SALE!!! Just 1 minute walk to Jomtien Beach with a really spacious living area and an enormous balcony. The condo is completely renovated, ready to move in. A lot of facilities are available, two swimming pools, a gym and a tennis court are just examples. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR 2975)

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Pattaya’s Hottest New Five Star Condo Still Has Units left! Yes Nirvana Place Condo does have a few one and two bedroom apartments available. The very best in security, construction and location between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. You will love the interior design motifs available and will love the fine dining and socializing at the Matahari Restaurant downstairs. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Gorgeous Sea View Condominium Apartments on Wongamat Beach! Starting as low as 1.8 Million Baht, you may want to take a look at these brand new units that are being completed with beautiful interior designs and will be ready for occupancy very soon. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We Have Several Very Nice View Talay Condos for Sale Starting at under 2 million Baht! One of the most popular developments in the city has several units for sale, many of which feature beautiful furniture and finishing and priced to sell! Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014. We Have a lot of units in the new Popular Seafront View Talay 6 with Amazing Seaviews. We have all the units available on all the floors for the best prices in town. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Investment opportunity! We have two units for sale in the new spectacular building ‘Jomtien Residence’ with a guaranteed rental return for three years. No work and a steady monthly income! 50sqm for 3.3 Million Baht with 16,000 Baht/Month guaranteed three year income and 80sqm for 4.8 Million Baht with 25,000 Baht/Month guaranteed income! Together for 7.5 Million Baht with 41,000 Baht/ Month three year guaranteed rental return. Call Jan at 087-0217014 Pattaya’s New Five Star Condominium, NORTH POINT, is sold out! We have a re-sale on a very high floor, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, 103 sqm for 16 Million THB Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3769) Duplex Penthouse on Jomtien! Have you ever dreamed of a house with sea view? Well, this duplex condo high above Jomtien Beach will get you this feeling due to the impressive staircase, 3 balconies on different directions, 2 living rooms and 3 bedrooms/4 bathrooms. The app. 200 sq.m. have just been first-class decorated (marble floors and bathrooms, beautiful built-in kitchen). Very reasonable priced at 8.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net

Jomtien Beach Road. Spacious apartment with 4 bedrooms an tremendous sea views, 252 sq.m., for only 13.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Grand Condo. Top location at Dongtan Beach, several apartments for sale, 2 bedroom apartment of app. 130 sq.m., high floor, for 11 M Baht, very nice 3 bedrooms apartment, low floor, for 12 M Baht Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Ocean Marina. You don’t need to have a boat to live here: a 3 bedrooms corner unit with magnificent views over the marina. The building comprises 2 pools (indoor/outdoor), an excellent restaurant, covered car park, etc. You will be impressed by the lobby and then maintenance of Ocean Marina. 178 sq.m. for 12.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Hi Floor Apartment – Wong Amart Beach. Magnificent 2 bedrooms apartment of 146 sq.m. on the 27th floor. Decorated and furnished to highest standards, ready to move in. Enjoy breathtaking views over the sea, the island and Pattaya from a 12 m balcony. Priced at 9.1 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net “Starter Apartments”. For the first-time buyers or for customers who need just a holiday or weekend home we offer duplex (!) studios from 1 M Baht and 1-bedroom apartments from 2 M Baht. Very stylish, brand new, nice furniture, with air con and kitchen. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Jomtien Beach Road. 250 sq.m. condo with sea view on Jomtien Beach Road with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. The apartment needs to be decorated what can be done by our company. Only 7.8 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net VT 6 Pattaya Beach Road. 2 studios next to each other, high floor, facing Walking Street, 96 sq.m., bargain price at 4.2 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net The New Markland! The best rental investment! Rental gurantee 7,8 and 9% for 3 years.Totally new decorated apartments on Pattaya Beach Road, 45 sq.m., priced around 4.1 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Breathtaking Views. Condo shell of 232 sq.m. high over Jomtien with large terrace and balcony. It can be transformed into an exciting high end apartment with 2 or 3 bedrooms. We have done several of these projects and can show them to you. Expect app. 3 M Baht for decoration. Price as it is 12.5 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net

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Penthouse Duplex at Chateau Dale. A stunning creation with magnificent pool view. This 105 sq m 1 bedroom duplex penthouse has been designed and fitted out to a very high standard: fully-loaded Western-style kitchen, designer spiral staircase to the top floor bedroom, large bathroom and tasteful furniture. PRICE 7.9M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net High End 1 bedroom apartment. Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment of 67 sq.m. with stunning views from 2 balconies. Exclusively furnished (2 flat screen TVs, 2 ACs, kitchen, built-in wardrobe, etc.) and ready to move in! The building is located in Pattaya’s most fashionable area on Pratumnak Hill and offers hotel like service: pool, fitness, sauna, restaurant, cleaning. Priced at 4.5M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Corner unit in Jomtien. Beautiful 111 sq.m. apartment with 1 bedroom, one bathroom, large living area, 2 air con, built-in kitchen and a balcony with breathtaking sea views. The building is one of the best around (40 m pool, covered car park). Priced at 6.2 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Property of the month. Nice 1 bedroom apartment of 56 sq.m. with sea view in a building with hotel-like facilities (restaurant, gym, room service, mini mart). Top location on Pratumnak. Priced at 2.99 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net New Condo. Located on Thappraya Road this project provides a fresh and innovative design with very reasonable pricing: 40 sq.m. start at 1.69 M Baht, 65 sq.m. at 2.9 M Baht and a top floor apartment of 154 sq.m. will cost you 10.59 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net View Talay 6. Pattaya Beach Rod, 48 sq.m., empty shell, only 1.9 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Central Living. New project in top location, 3 buildings surrounding the communal pool. Walking distance to all shopping malls, Beach Road and Walking Street. Available are studios of 34 and 47 sq.m., priced between 1.8 and 2.656 M Baht. Be quick to reserve your favourite unit! Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net La Royale. Soon to be finished high rise at Na Jomtien. We offer several attractive re sales for very reasonable prices: Unit A (Center) 268 sq.m. for 23.8 M Baht, Unit B Pattaya Side 148 sq.m. for 13.5 M Baht, Unit C Pattaya Side 106 sq.m. for 9.7 M Baht. Several other units available. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net

On the Beach! This 2 bedrooms apartment of 126 sq.m. is not only beach front, but literately built on the beach! Tastefully furnished. You cannot get closer to the sea without getting wet! Priced at 14 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Metro. Located on Jomtien Beach Road this is a 54 sq.m. studio with sea view, nicely decorated, only 2.5 Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net On the mountain – Pratumnak Hill. The best Location on Pratumnak Hill within walking distance to the beach: studios, 1-or 2 bedrooms apartments, empty shells or including decoration and furniture. Price: Studio 30 sq.m. shell 1.4 M Baht, 1 bedroom 60 sq.m. decorated 2.95-3.3 M Baht, 1/ 2 bedrooms 90 sq.m. decorated 4.8/4.9 M Baht. All units on high floors, foreign ownership. Considering location, views and interior there is nothing comparable! Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net The Beaches. This project in Bang Saray will change the way we look at Resort Living! Hotels, restaurants, shopping, water park, sport center, spa, etc. Suitable for clients who demand the best for a holiday home as well as for investors. Siam Properties is appointed agent for THE BEACHES. For further information call our office or Mr. Heiner 081 861 19 07 Baan Suan LaLaNa. Very nice compound just a few hundred meters away from Jomtien beach with 3 pools, restaurant and mini mart. Available are brand new decorated studios for 1.29-1.45 Mio. Baht, corner units at 2.35 M Baht and 1 bedroom apartments for 3 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net

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(ptm-n1408)Condo for Rent at Pratamnak Hill Near Cosy Beach & Soi 4. 1 bedroom, 1 living room, 2 air-cons, fully furnished 15,000 baht per month. Phone 081 782 0206, 084 362 5 920 (ptm-gl0008)Privately Owned Suite Room at the Hotel in Jomtien for Rent, newly, elegantly and brilliantly renovated, sea view, 24 hours service, safe and convenient. 1 bedroom 2 toilets, living room, kitchen. Normally 2000 Baht per day but will be negotiable for monthly or yearly rent. Interested call 087 141 2783 or email: glenzsky@yahoo.com (ptm-s1408)Condo for Rent: 9-Karat 12th floor near Carrefour 32m2 Fully Furnished Rent:7,000/ month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-s1408)Condo for Rent/ Sale: 9-Karat 3rd Floor 64m2 Suite Room Sell:1 Million Rent 10,000/month Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-h1508)Jomtien Beautiful 3 room, 2 bathroom apartment (76 sq m). Air con + fully furnished. 14,000 p/m long term. 087 100 5726 (ptm-1308)Bangkok Silom 1 Bedroom – near sky train and subway. UBC – direct line telephone. Long term. Telephone 086 006 3543

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(ptm-w1508)Pad Condo Central Pattaya fully furnished room 40 sq meter. Wi-Fi cable, TV etc for rent at 6,500 per month. Tel 086 006 3543 (ptm-j1408)View Talay 1, 2 and 6. Quality studios. Short & long term. 087 803 3329 (ptm-a1308)Wongamart Garden Condo for Rent. 27th floor beachfront. 2 rooms, 100 sq. m., with luxurious modern furniture and European kitchen. Rent for 3 months up, for only 32,000 baht. Call 083 974 7448 (AVI) (ptfcr-g1408)Condo for Rent. By owner, 1BR condo for rent, brand new, adjacent to Avenue Mall, just steps to Villa Market and a block to the beach. Top floor with pool and elevator. Great view, hardwood floor, two a/c’s, two decks, striking new kitchen, full security, 14,000B for long term tenant. Call owner at 089 803 0388 or 038 225 349. 2 Balcony Corner Studio, 45 sq.m. 8th Floor in Angket Jomtien, with sea views, a very nice apartment with kitchen, fridge freezer, Sony surround HiFi, LCD, TV, fully furnished. Everything you need. Rent 15,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com 500 Meters from Beach, 39 sq.m Studio, 8th Floor, Big Balcony with Nice Breeze and Lovely Sea Views of Jomtien Beach. Beautifully refurbished and furnished to a very high standard, stoned pictured walls, marble shower room and new European kitchen, fridge freezer, microwave, new air conditioning, safety box, LCD TV, DVD. Rent 15,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai). For more details and pictures, visit our website www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Angket Jomtien, Two 8th Floor Studios, 38 sq. m with lovely sea views, just been renovated to high standard, with marble floors, quality kitchen, matching furniture. Everything new. Really must be viewed. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com Lovely 11th Floor 39 sqm Jomtien Sea View Condo, just been renovated with big balcony, new A/C, furniture, kitchen, fridge, microwave, washing machine, LCD TV, DVD, pictures and plants. For rent 12,000 baht per month. Call P.A.C. Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539/087 139 1570(English), 087 150 4845(Thai) for details www.pacpattaya.com, e-mail: info@pacpattaya.com (ptcr-0008)Sale 1,500,000 Baht, Rent 1,000 per night, 5000 per week, 15,000 per month high season. 10,000 baht per month on 1 year contract. Marble Condo with stunning sea view, on 5th floor, fully furnished, in foreign name. 350 meters from sea in quiet, safe coastal village, Baan Amphur, south of Pattaya off

Sukhumvit road on the way to Sattahip. Wonderful weekend hideaway next to Ocean Marina harbor, near Phoenix Golf course and Pattaya airpark. Welcome to come see. Free rent for up to two weeks if you decide to buy. This is our residence as well, and we would be pleased to show you the neighborhood. Call me, Lela, at 66 (0) 86-984-9700, or e-mail lelaaukes@gmail.com Two Captivating Condos for Rent. Private Beach on North Pattaya, 64 sqm, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, with balcony, 24 hr security, swimming pool, furnished. For only 25,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call us at 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Stylish Condo for Rent at Keang Talay(near Cozy Beach) 40 sqm on 5th flr (have mountain view). Good size kitchen and bathroom. Totally renovated with all brand new equipment and furniture. Price is 10,000 Baht per month. Tel: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491 or 038 422 398. Best Quality Beachfront Condo for Rent. Stunning sea view and private beach in North Pattaya, 105 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, with large balcony, 24hr security, swimming pool, furnished. Price at 35,000 Baht per month. For viewing, please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. A 105 sqm. Superb Condo which has captivating sea view is now for Rent. Furnished, has 2 relaxing bedrooms, 2 cool bathrooms and direct telephone lines. Price is only 28,000 Baht per month. Call now at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Nova Park Executive Sevice Apartment. For rent Luxury Studios 1or 2 bedrooms fully furnished from 16,000 Baht / Month, Free Internet, Pool & Gym. Tel: 038 415 304-8, E-mail: novapark@loxinfo.co.th, www.novaparkpattaya.com Sale or Rent Luxury Condo. In Centre Pattaya Luxury fully furnished 1+2 Bedrooms, Rent from 25,000 Baht / Month. Sale 50,000 Baht / m2. Call Khun Ann 085 090 0051 , 081 921 4508, E-mail: novaatrium@hotmail.com, www. novagroupthailand.com

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Wong Amat Nova Mirage. Luxury Studio & 1 Bedroom for Sale or Rent. Phone: 038 225 723, www. novagroupthailand.com, E-mail: novamiragecondo@yahoo.com CR0388: GREAT VALUE, 82 Sq m 1 bedroom unit, 6th floor in View Talay 2B, Only 20,000 P/M Modern furniture, Call for more info 08-47808457 or by Email: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CRNA: 2 1 Bedroom apartments located in the center of Pattaya, fully furnished with free wifi internet and fitness center at only 28,000 p/m Call for more info 0847808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1149: just recently come available studio 48sqm in view talay 6, 24th floor beach front apartment with fantastic view of Pattaya bay by day & night! Only 20,000 P/M Call for more info 0849442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1112: Outstanding 3 bed penthouse, POSSIBLE SHORT TERM LET, Wongamat beach, great sea views, High speed internet connected, modernly furnished from 75,000 P/M view http://www.pattaya-property.biz/ index.asp to view pictures or call 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1111: Studio apartments for rent, both long & short term lets, Wongamat beach area,44 Sq m, modern furniture LCD TV, from 15,000 P/M Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR0846: 2 bedrooms apartments located in Pratumnak close to the beach, many rooms available, short & long term, fully furnished, Wi-Fi internet, big TV Prices start at 45,000 P/M call 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1122: 1 bedroom apartment, brand new, 51 Sq m, fully equipped, superb location 5 minutes to Walking Street, only 25,000 B Per month, Call for more info 08-49442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com

CR1148: studio apartment in the very popular view talay 2 building in Jomtien. 48sqm a rare unit to get. Fully furnished and only 14,000 p/m Call for more info 0849442541 or by E-mail: pattaya@ paradisecityproperty.com CR1135: Newly renovated 20th Floor beach front apartment, great sea views, central location, 20,000 per month Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com CR1136: Newly renovated 11th Floor 1 bedroom apartment, in Center condo, South Pattaya, 15,000 per month Call for more info 08-17613238 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com Thai Living : Ananya Beachfront Condo Naklua soi 4, Building C, 4th floor. Beautiful beachfront unit with fantastic Sea View, huge balcony, 143 sq.m, 2b/2b, fully furnished. 60,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: View Talay 6, Pattaya Beach Road, 48 sq.m, 27th floor Walking street side, fully furnished. 20,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Penthouse- Chateau Dale Thabali. Easy access to taxi and short walking to beach, tropical living, fully furnished 1bed / 2bath, 35,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Metro Jomtien, Duplex unit. Fully furnished and great sea view on 29th floor, 226 sq.m. 3b/3b, Big Balcony, 65,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Jomtien Complex, Sea View-high floor, Fully furnished. 68 sq.m. 17,000 THB/M. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515 / info@ thailiving.net/ www.thailiving.net

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THAIHUS : Condo for rent in Wongamat Beach 1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 27 floor, 96 Sqm. Sea view and full facilities. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. THAIHUS :Condo for rent 19,000/month, 1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms Full facilities newly renovated condo, tastefully furnished unit at a reasonable price with full European kitchen. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. THAIHUS :Condo for rent in Wongamat Beach 2 beds 2 baths 38,000/month, 143 Sqm. uses of the facilities of the 5 star beachfront hotel located next door. Call us NOW at Eng: 0 852 777 900 Or Thai: 0 879 739 704. Where the largest Night Market in Pattaya is located. Near Sukhumvit Hwy. Panoramic ocean views. Older building. Top floors. 60 square meters (600 square feet). Large swimming pool, tennis courts, near

Tesco-Lotus and Big C. Great security. Only 14,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. View Talay 1B. 42 square meters 10th floor. Only 10,000 Baht per month with one year lease. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Royal Cliff ‘A Building’ Double View Four Bedroom Apartment for 90,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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View Talay 2 Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! This is a masterpiece in condo design and comfort, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The condo has a big balcony with ocean-view and stunning furniture. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Pratamnak 3 Bedroom for Sale and Rent 7.35 Million Baht, 45,000 Baht/Month! A beautifully 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom luxury condo. 128 sqm, beautifully furnished and decorated. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR1362) We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 65,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished 112 square meter unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, at a great ‘downtown’ location. Our Northshore rentals are starting from 42,000 Baht/Month. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (Property PR3 036) Beautifully Renovated Three Bedroom Condo in Jomtien For Rent at 55,000 Baht per month! Great three bedroom, three bathroom furnished apartment. Ready to move in, this is a great way to live! Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Great Two Bedroom Condos for rent from 20,000 to 45,000 Baht per month! We have a number of very nice condominium apartments available for rent in this price range. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Sensational View Talay 5 226 sqm Front Corner Unit Facing Jomtien for 55,000 Baht/Month! Private access to the best beach of Pattaya (Dongtan Beach), On the Baht-Bus route. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and huge balconies. Call Jan for more information. 087-021-7014. Very nice Royal Cliff Two Bedroom Plus Apartment for 55,000 Baht per month! Those that know the ‘Cliff’, know that it is one of the most sought after places to live. Enjoy this two bedroom plus office apartment with fantastic sunsets and seaviews. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Ocean Marina Yacht Club Three Bedroom Suite For 50,00 Baht per month! What more can you say? If you would like a ‘Five Star’ lifestyle with the yachts and all…. this is your apartment. There are no better building amenities anywhere. Two swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, weight training gym, the list goes on and on…..and don’t forget their first class gourmet restaurant with Dim Sum on Sundays! This is just one of our listings in Ocean Marina. For a total overview of our listings contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Incredible Sea View Three Bedroom Apartment for 65,000 Baht per month! A very sharp building right on the beach with gorgeous beachfront swimming pool and roof top pool as well….what a view from the top! This apartment has 198 square meters of comfort and style with sunset and Jomtien Beach views to die for. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Royal Cliff ‘B Building’ Double View Three Bedroom Apartment for 70,000 Baht per month! One of the most sought after places to live with fantastic sunsets and sea views. Also we have other magnificent rentals in Royal Cliff starting from 50,000 Baht per Month! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com Northshore Sea View Condominium for 45,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many Northshore rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

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We Have Many Studio, 1, 2, 3 or 4 Bedroom Condos for Rent in Every Major Condo Building in the Area at the very best possible prices! From Sri Racha to Naklua and Pattaya to Jomtien and beyond. Examples are, Northshore, Baan Rimpa, Saranchol, Grand Condotel, View Talay, and a lot more, we simply can’t be matched! Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com View Talay V Sea View Condominium for 20,000 Baht per month! Rent this beautifully furnished unit at a great ‘downtown’ location. This is only one of our many rentals. Contact the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com We are the absolute leader in rental properties in Pattaya! We have over 1000 units for rent available in all the major condominiums. Examples are units on high floors in Northshore, Royal Cliff, Chateau Dale, Saranchol, etc, etc. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com

Land for Sale

BANG SARAY THE MOST DESIRED AREA! U-Tapao planned for Pattaya’s International Airport. Unprecedented Mega Projects Starting. Property Prices set to Sky Rocket! Check our Exclusive Land, Villa & Condo’s. Tel: 081 576 0035, Email: countryproperty@loxinfo.co.th, www.countrypropertyservices.net (ptm-1408)18, one Rai plots for sale. All plots with own lake water front beside Phoenix Golf course. Cost 4 million/Rai. Call John 081 919 1120 (ptm-n1408)Land Plot for Sale. 200 to 400 sq wah land size on Eastern Star Golf Course: Phone 081 782 0206 or 089 249 1364 (ptm-1408)CORNER PLOT 800m in exclusive village next to tennis court. Reduced to 2.7 million for urgent sale or 1200 m corner plot Mabprachan reduce to 1.9 million baht incl. exclusive natural solid wall. Tel. 081 290 7310 or 087 820 1529. (ptm-m1608)Bang Saray Hills, Prime Real Estate for Sale by Owner, 2 to 3 rai, spectacular ocean and mountain views, walled, water, 3 phase electric, most exclusive farang area. 2.9 million per rai. 081 295 7236 (ptm-1308)Bang Saray Mountain, 1200 sqm (15 x 80). Ready to build on 790,000 baht. 087 100 5726 LS1019: Land located in East pattaya great plot ideal for someone looking for that special land plot of that being 1 Rai, priced at 4million baht O.N.O. Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com

PL 046: This land is located in the center of the city. Ideal for house or apartment building filled and leveled already. Asking 12 million for 473sqw (1892SQM). Call for more info 08-47808457 or by E-mail: pattaya@paradisecityproperty.com Phoenix golf Course. Several plots close to the golf course: 307 tw(=1228 sq.m.) for 1.8 M Bath, 305 tw (=1220 sq.m.) for 1.6 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net 31 Rai with views. Located close to Phoenix Golf Course, 31 Rai with 3 wells and planning for housing project, floor plans, etc. only 19 M Baht. Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net Land for Sale. 11 Rai in Jomtien Area, only 10 Million per Rai. For viewing please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Land for Sale. 20 Rai in Soi Hua-Yai, only 8 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road and 70 meters from the main road, perfect for small housing project. For quick sale, grab our cheapest offer, only 500,000 Baht per Rai. Nothing cheaper than this! To view please call: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Land for Sale. 4 Rai in Soi HuaYai, 7.5 Kilometers from Sukhumvit Road, next to the main road in soi, perfect idea for a big house suitable not only for a big family, but for small family as well. For quick sale, we’re selling it for only 1.5 Million Baht per Rai. For viewing please call us at 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398. Land for Sale. 50 Rai in Boput Area at Samui Island. Best idea for business and investment. For quick sale, only 10.8 Million Baht per Rai. Please call us at 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398 for viewing. Land for Sale 7 Rai. 43 Sq. Wah located at Najomtien Soi 8-12, Soi Pinnacle Resort, Opposite of Thai Alangkarn Show, only 350 m. from seaside. Price is only 20,000 per sq. wah (56,800,000 Million Baht). Please call us at: 081 334 5291, 081 357 7491, 087 784 1937 or 038 422 398 for details and viewing. For sale by owner. Almost one rai (368 square wah) in Central Pattaya between Third Road and Motorway 7 entrance on Sukhumvit Road. Perfect for shophouses, condo building or small housing estate. 15 million baht. Call 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) E-mail pappa@ csloxinfo.com. Agents welcome. No time wasters, please. Thai Living: Behind Diamond Beach Condo, land for sale with 3 Rai-200 sq.wah for 5.5 M THB. / Rai. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@ thailiving.net/ www.thailiving.net

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Thai Living: land and house/ private pool for sale 200 meters from Beach - Haad Tawanron, Bang Sare, 1 Rai 96 sq.wah for 12 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Quick Sale Land near Bang sare market, 164 sq.wah sale at 1.79 M THB. 3 km from beach and Sukhumvit Rd. For more information contact us today: 038 364-515/ info@thailiving.net / www.thailiving.net Thai Living: Pratamnak Hill Soi 4 (Opposite Star Beach) 207 sq.wah Sale 55,000 THB per sq.wah (N/A) For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net Thai Living: Chaiyapruk soi 3, 2 Rai - 68 sq.wah of land for sale at 7.2 M THB. For more information contact us today: 038 364515/ info@thailiving.net / www. thailiving.net 48 Rai for 5.5 Million Baht/Rai 500 meters from La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 2 Rai for 27.5 Million Baht/ Rai Beach Front near La Royale condominium! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 32 Rai on a hill near Phoenix Golf Course with nice sea views, ideal for a housing development. 550,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Land for sale next to Siam Country Club Golf Course! 36 Rai perfect for a housing project for 2.1 Million Baht/Rai. The land is located in a beautiful landscaped area with stunning mountain views. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Two land plots for 1.1 Million Baht/Rai near Mabrachan Lake. 19 and 31 Rai ideal for housing developments as the whole area is already developed with other housing developments. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 16 Rai at 18 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

Beautiful located plots of Land! A few examples are stunning plots on the Prathamnak Hill (1 Rai up), 21 Rai of beachfront near the Ambassador Hotel and 7 Rai of Land on the beach in Bangsaray. Our database contains over a 100 exclusive plots of land in and around Pattaya. Call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com Looking for Beach front land? We have prime beach front land parcels available. For appointments and private tours contact Premier Land and Development (038) 231-931 or (01) 634-2915 Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit us online at www.premierinternational.com Land next to the Polo Club in the Mabrachan area! 8 Rai at 1.2 million Baht/Rai, 23 Rai at 920,000 Baht/Rai, the whole plot (31 Rai) at 850,000 Baht/Rai. Owner motivated to sell quickly. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038231-931 or E-mail to premier@ loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien 23 Rai at 16 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Beachfront Land Jomtien, 5 Rai at 27 million per rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Incredible 35 Rai of Land perfect for Development includes designs for 160 Unit Condo project 2 Rai lake and area for 20 homes. Priced to sell. Property is in a fast growing area only 10 minutes to the beach and covered in mature coconut trees-absolutely beautiful. Good flat ready to build condition with three road frontages. Smart money buy- call to take a look. Making your Business our Business – Premier Land and Development. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th Land Parcels all locations Starting Baht 300,000 per Rai. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 274.4 Rai Prime Master Plan Development Land- Baht 570 million. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th

20 Rai- Bang Saray 4 mil per Rai, sea view, ready to build. Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th 2 Rai Beachfront land in Jomtien for 25 Million Baht/Rai. If you are looking for land to build a beach front condominium or a small scaled up class housing project this is it! Call Premier Land and Development Business Brokers- 038-231-931 or E-mail to premier@loxinfo.co.th FOR INVESTORS……1.5 Rai plot of land for sale on Pratamnak Hill including Building designs, Brochures, Building License, etc, etc. for 32.5 Million Baht including everything you need to start your development. Call Jan at 087-021-3170

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Property wanted! We are urgently looking for condos, especially in Saranchol, Sky Beach, Silver Beach, Park Beach, Wong Amat, Garden Cliff, Royal Cliff, Sugar Beach, Jomtien Plaza, Grand Condo, Metro, Markland. And houses especially close to the beach in Jomtien and Wong Amat. You ‘ve got the property --- we’ve got the buyer! Call SIAM PROPERTIES 038-415 490 or Heiner 081-861 19 07. www.siamproperties.net THAIHUS : Properties urgently wanted for rent in Pattaya and Jomtien areas: Call us today at (Eng) 085 277 7900, (Thai) 087 973 9704 or send email to mikael@thaihus.com

Services Provided

(ptm-b1608)Paradise Home Cleaning Services – 1,500 B for 2 staff / day – 2,000 B for 3 staff / day including chemicals – Optional steam vapor cleaner for aircon/carpet cleaning. Dynamic team and foreigner follow–up. Call now: 089 886 5445 (ptm-1608)90 Days Notification Service. No more wasting days at the Immigration Office. We do it all for you. For more info, call: Eng: 087 054 0126, Thai: 085 393 1898 We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, Swimming pool Installations, New kitchens and Bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional service. Australian and Thai owners. WM Renovations - Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 Eng: 0811 580 065 www. pattayaoceanpropperty.com , Email info@pattayaoceanproperty.com (ptm-j2108)Storage Lockers for Rent. From 300 baht/mo. Jomtien Plaza. PH 085 275 0987 (pta-no0008)No 1 Visa behind Carrefour, Central Pattaya. Visa service for Thais to visit abroad, UK, Europe, USA and Australian Visa Specialist. The best affordable professional visa service in Thailand. Over 7 years experience. Taxi to the embassies, cheap airline tickets, travel medical insurance. Tel: 038 360 204, Mobile: 089 246 5980 (ptmsp-1309)Architect Services Plans, houses, shops, apartments, etc. Contact 081 295 8038

(ptm-p0409)Pool Tables and Touch Screen Game Machines Coin Operated. You provide the location we provide the pool table or Touch screen game machine for free of all maintenance cost. Make good money from profit sharing. Call: 081 762 8379 (ptm-p0409)Eden Massage. Enjoy a relaxing massage in the privacy of your own place. Thai massage, Oil massage, foot massage, Aromatherapy massage, Sports massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) (ptm-p0409)Need a Sports Massage. Call : 081 781 3861 (no sex) Do You Have Back Pains, Body Pains, Kidney Problem, High Cholesterol or High Blood? We have cure that are proven by our many cured and satisfied client. Simple, safe & secure treatments come to our health spa for free trial and consultation; pre booking will be highly appreciated. Interested call 038 416 493 or 087 141 2783 Do You Want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun, Easy and Effective Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native eligible, professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment. Call 038 724 239 or 038 723 324. *Email: thankful. knowledge@gmail.com**.* We speak English, Thai, German & Deustch We Have Built Over 50 Houses and Also Specialize in Landscaping, swimming pool installations, new kitchens and bathrooms etc. Free quotations and professional serviceAustralian and Thai owners WM Renovations – Design and Construction. Office: 038 374 623 M: 0811 580 065 (Mal) Freelance I.T. Specialist. Services Offered: Data Recovery (accidental format and deletion), Website design and devolopment, Hardware/ Software setup and installation, PC cleaning and maintenance, Free online tech support for minor issues, LAN Configuration, etc. Contact: 087 481 2163, E-mail: emvals4@gmail.com Dan One Call Service. Property Services includes general household repairs, air conditioning repairs, swimming pool maintenance, gardening new and maintenance, electrical repairs, plumbing repairs, cleaning. General Services includes translation, assistance for Thai driving license, immigration matters, real estate matter, driver for your own car. Call 085 163 5037 or email p.krittaphon@yahoo.com VDO Present Studio. We can make a presentation as VDO Presentation, Recording, Music VDO, Slide Show or special photograph in expertise skill in photographer. Please contact: Tiwa 086 787 8001 E-mail: pepz11@yahoo.com Made to Order Cakes and Brownies, characters such as Sponge Bob, Barbie doll, Power Puff Girls, Spiderman, Christmas Bears and etc. Call 089 607 9850. Also, available Chocolate, Banana and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese.

Ski Blind. For blinds, sunshade, retractable awning, canopy, folding doors. PVC strip doors, wallpapers, canvas, umbrellas, curtains, partitions, window shutter, and tents. Call Mr. Kiat at 081 307 7732 or e-mail skiblind@hotmail. com. Visit their website www. skiblind.com Renovation Services Carried Out on Condos or Houses. All types of work carried out at a very high standard with very reasonable prices. For quotations call PAC Co., Ltd. 087 139 1539 (Eng), 087 150 4845 (Thai) If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software and hardware, please phone 086 820 2577 or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng). I will go to service at your place. If you are Looking for a Computer Graphic Designer, Web designer or would like to make some printed matters in reasonable price, please phone 086 820 2577 (Thai) or 081 157 4561 (Thai & Eng) or e-mail: info@ ssallinone.com (ptfsp-0108)Pattaya Secretarial Services. One Stop Service for your office needs, www.pattayasecretarial-services.com. Client service 081 550 0885 Legal and Visa services provided by American expert living in Thailand more than 10 years and English-speaking Thai lawyer.see ads in PattayaToday. Call PAPPA Co., Ltd. at 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English) for a free consultation. E-mail pappa@csloxinfo.com

Job Wanted

(ptfjw-e1408)Two European/ Hungarian/Ladies/35. Looking for a part time job in the day. We have car, we speak English Italian Russian. We are open for every job. Tel 087 067 0239 (ptfjw-e1408)Retired 57 Year Old American with TEFL Certificate would like to volunteer services teaching English and/ or basketball. I can be reached in Jomtien at don.coppock@yahoo. com or phone 082 257 9431 (ptfjw-0008)Italian Man, 40 y.o. is looking for a job as manager for go-go bar, etc. Previous experiences in the nightlife – industry of Pattaya. Michael 085 212 0788

Job Vacancies

(ptfjv-m1508)We are Seeking Freelance Writers to Submit Articles for a New Tourist Project. The articles should be funny, informative and fact based. We will give you a topic heading to write about and articles should be between 150 - 500 words. We will pay between 200 - 500 baht per article. Articles can be emailed and payment can be collected in cash or deposited into your Thai bank account. Please contact Mark anytime on 081 160 7764 to discuss, or email: tothemark@hotmail.com

We are Growing Company, looking for more team work. 1. Marketing & Sales, Thai or native Speaker . Call 089 748 9536 or 087 133 8282 (ptfjv-l1508)Live-in Housekeeper / Companion for Retired English Gentleman. Age and nationality are not important but must be non-smoker, speak and understand English very well, and be a happy person. Salary rising to 15,000 Baht/month. Phone 038 421 502. Please keep trying. (ptfjv-m1408)Thai Office Staff Wanted with Good English Skills, reading and writing. We require 2 Thai staff to assist with a business in Pratumnak developing a new concept providing information for tourists. Field work is required, meeting business owners, collecting information, translating English to Thai, using software. Excellent salary provided with bonuses as well. No transportation is required. Please contact Mark anytime on 0811 607 764 to discuss, or email: tothemark@hotmail.com (ptfjv-ex1408)Top Car Rental in Jomtien; Seeking a highly efficient lady, can speak good English for Office Management. Starting salary 13,000 Baht. Have driver license. Call for interview 081 865 1011, 038 364 461. (ptfjv-ex1408)New Supermarket Opening Soon. Needs a Thai lady with experience with Supermarkets and can speak English. Call 081 865 1011, 038 364 461. (ptfjv-gc1408)Garden Cliff Resort & Spa Pattaya is looking for staff, male or female. Several positions available. Must speak good English. Experience is an advantage. Send or drop off your resume at Garden Cliff Resort & Spa, 220/21 Naklua Moo 5, Soi 16, or email hrm@ gardencliffpattaya.com (ptm-te1408)Wanted Secretary. Required: Thai female, good in English, basic computer skill. Please apply at info@ teflintercon.com or call call 086 841 5976

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Job Vacancies

(ptfjv-c1308)Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya. 1)Administration Position; Sales Office, Reservation Office, Accounting Office, Purchasing Office, IT, Human Resources Office, Public Relation Office, Security Office. 2) Front Office, Guest Service Agent, Butler, Business Centre, Bell & Driver, Call Centre, Spa & Sports , 3)Engineering, Engineering, Gardener. 4)Housekeeping, Housekeeping, Florist, Laundry. 5)Food & Beverage, Food & Beverage. 6)Kitchen, Kitchen Staff, Steward. For further information call 038 370 028 -30 ext. 105, E-Mail: ratchadavo@chr.co.th or go to our temporary office, opposite the project site in Soi Wongamat Naklua

(ptfjv-j1308)Free Private Accommodation Available, T/V etc in return for light garden and pool duties. Would suit couple 50/60 and be able to speak some English a small salary will be paid, and motorbike supplied. Huay-Yai area. Tel 087 905 58 89 (ptfjv-p1308)Profil Construction Co., Ltd. is looking for an Interior Decorator. Call 082 202 7626 or email profil.architecture@yahoo.de (ptm-srv1108)Are You a Special Needs Teacher Who is Looking for an Interesting Job? A Special Needs School on the Eastern Seaboard is looking for a new member of staff who is: A certified teacher. Experienced in working with children with Special Needs, Creative, independent and disciplined, Fluent in English. What we are offering: A pleasant working environment at a young school

Classified in development, prospect of a management position, a good monthly salary, a challenging job with a lot of autonomy, attractive and free housing in the vicinity of a large city, free transportation by car. Interested? Call 081 940 4246 for more information (ptm-q1108)Office Staff Wanted. English speaking, reading, writing and computer experience is essential. Please contact 038 231 694, mobile 081 996 8 915 (ptm-r1208)Southshore Personal Driver Urgently required, experienced preferable, english speaking is an advantage. For more details, contact: 083 773 3210 (ptfjv-0008)Wallpaper Hanger, English speaking required. Phone 084 958 6569 (ptfjv-0008)Clay Modeler Wanted to make chess set of cartoon characters; c.25cms. tall. Phone 089 058 4509 (ptm-h1208)English Speaking Computer Teacher Wanted for English Man and Thai Wife. Stay 2 days, 1 or 2 or two nights; 370 kms from Pattaya. Comfortable home with all facilities and good food! Must have good references. 089 058 4509 or 084 958 6569 (ptfjv-1008)Pool Cleaner Wanted. Experience is required. Full time cleaning and able to travel within Pattaya City. Swimming, male. Strong and have knowledge for pool maintain. Well paid. Call tel. 081 982 4963, 086 533 4963

(ptm-tl0808)Thai Living Ferry: Coworkers wanted for our ferry between Pattaya and Hua Hin. A Captain with three years experience and a captain’s license. For more information contact Sara today sara@thailiving or call, 081 925 5982, 038 364 515. English is mandatory. (ptm-tl0808)Thai Living Ferry: We are looking for coworkers for our ferry between Pattaya and Hua Hin. Crew with two years experience please send your CW and letter of application now. For more information contact Sara today sara@thailiving or call, 081 925 5982, 038 364 515. English is mandatory. (ptm-tl0808) Thai Living Ferry: We are looking for coworkers for our ferry between Pattaya and Hua Hin. Hostess with two years experience please send your CW and letter of application now. For more information contact Sara today sara@thailiving or call, 081 925 5982, 038 364 515. English is mandatory. (ptm-tl0808)Just Us 2: Room Rental Service at Bang Sare. Thai Staffs: 4 positions for Cooker, Diver & Bar, Maid & Serve and Mechanic Man. Cooker can cook for Inter & Thai food, must be active, hard working. English speaking for all position required. Good salary & bonus. Contact: Nu 089 143 9787 E-mail:saengduen_s@ yahoo.com

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(ptm-tl0808)Thaihus Samui: Real Estate Agency in Samui. Thai Staffs: 5 positions for Sales Representative , Assistance Sale, Marketing, Listing Agent and Admin & Book Keeping. Foreigner Sale Manager: Top ability & dynamic are required and sale experience in housing business, ac-

tive, good relationship. High salary + commission. All prefer 2 years experience up in this business filed and must be able to speak English and have computer skill. Good salary and commission. Call: Wanjira 086 113 0667 Email:wanjira_uttha@hotmail.com

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Job Vacancies

(ptm-tl0808)SarSaz: Iranian Restaurant in South Pattaya. Thai Staffs for Cooker, Waiter & Waitress, Female Cleaner and Female Reception. Cooker must be able to cooking for Iranian & Thai food with 2-3 years experience of international restaurant. All must able to speak English and good relationship, active and hard working. High salary + bonus. Call: Kim 086 336 5690 E-mail:kim@thailiving.net LC International languages and Computer School is looking for German, Dutch, Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and English speaking teacher. Interested person please call: 038 361 948 - 9 or contact us by lc_pattaya@hotmail.com (ptfjv-0108)Needed immediately secretary, receptionist, ad sales people and graphic artists for publishing company. Top pay for experienced professionals. Call PAPPA Co., Ltd. at 084.111.799 (anytime, English) or 038.301.048 (daytime, Thai & English). Send resume, CV or inquiries to pappa@csloxinfo.com. (pta-vj2207)Leading Thai International Construction Company. Looking for top quality personnel for major civil project in Dubai. Excellent salary & career opportunites. Project managers, Construction managers, QA/QC Engineers, AutoCad/Design Engineers, Structural Engineers, Civil Engineers, Electrical Engineers. Age 30 – 47 years, good English. Engineer degree. Please send resume to info@ecothaigroup.com. Call 086-8169398

(ptfj-2007)Exciting Projects, Dynamic Company, great salary & bonus schemes are looking for the following positions: 2 Construction Managers (THB 100,000150,000 tax free), 5 Section Managers (THB 60,000-80,000), 10 Superintendents/Supervisors (THB 40,000-50,000), 1 team Survey Engineers/Technicians (THB 20,000-40,000), 5 CAD Draughtsman (THB 20,000-40,000), 2 Project Planner/Co-ordinator & 4 Assistants (THB 30,000-50,000), 2 Architects (THB 50,000100,000). Only those with top ability & dynamic are required. Spoken & written English. Call 087 140 5199 or 086 816 9398 (ptfj-1907)Off-shore Oil & Gas Personnel for Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia required. Call ECO Thai Group Co., Ltd., 038 682 097, 087 140 5199 Pro Language is language training institute based in Bangkok. Now we are opening a new office in Pattaya and seek Part-time and Full-time Teachers to join our team in Pattaya Branch. English Teachers and other Language Teacher, English-Dutch-GermanItalian-French-Japanese-Chinese-Russian-Korean-Spanish, Thai Teachers to teach Thai and English for Foreigners, Marketing. Please call K. Jerry and K. Nutcharee to arrange an appointment. Tel. 02-250-0072 www. Prolanguage.co.th

Travel

Mc Flight Travel & Visa. Cheapest Air Fares. Promotion BKKLON, FRA,PAR, ROM, GVA Start from 10,000 O/W 20,100 R/T. Special Promotion on September AMS-BKK-AMS . Start from 570 Euro’s. All the price not include tax. Visa to Europe, Vietnam, Laos, China, India, Myanmar, Indonesia; Ext Hotel Reservation, Scuba Diving, Taxi, Minibus. Tel 038 413 530, 038 724 023, Fax 038 413 540 Email.... Mcflightpattaya@hotmail.com

(ptm-y0008) Pattaya Global 2000 Car Rentals. Taxi & car for rent, cheap price. Taxi to airport only 1,200 baht inc. toll fees. Call Yai on 086 323 3523 or email pakkamoncull@hotmail.com. Visit our website at www.pattayacarrentals-yai.com for more info. (ptm-s1408) Motorbikes for Rent: Automatic Daily=200 Weekly=1,000 Monthly=3,000 PANDIA Shop, Soi Buakhaow Call 081 244 6970 (ptm-s0708) Do You Want to Rent a Car? Neat, reliable Mitsubishi Champ, 4 doors, aircon, well running, radio. Full comprehensive insurance for just 9,500 B/month. Phone 081 835 9923 or stefanalive@ gmail.com

Motorbikes &Cars for Sale

(ptm-ex1408)Expat Used Cars; (MP. Service Station) Thepprasit Rd. 3 X Toyota Fortuner, 4x4, A/T 2005-2007 (Diesel & Petrol) Models. TAKE YOUR PICK!!! 1 x Honda City VTEC ’07. 1 x Honda Jazz ’06. Plus Many More: View at MP. Service Station (Thepprasit Road). All of above vehicles are accident free, one owner and with low kms!!! Tel K. Na 089 091 0714 or K. Nat 087 486 4848 for test drive. (ptfcs-1508)Toyota Fortuner 4x4 2.7 Petrol 2006 Silver. Excellent condition. 1 Foreigner owner. BHT 820,000. Tel 081 8087213, 085 3945932, 038 429 124-5. (ptfcs-1508)Toyota Fortuner 4x4 2.7 Petrol 2005 Black. Excellent condition. 1 Foreigner owner. BHT 799,000. Tel 081 8087213, 085 3945932, 038 429 124-5. (ptfcs-v1508)Mazda 3 Top Model Full Option, Black Colour. 8 Airbag ABS. Leather seats. MAX 17 Auto, sunroof, MP3, CD. 70,000 km. 081 862 8846, 038 433 255. Alarm system. For Sale 650,0000 Baht. (ptfvs-je1508)Suzuki Caribean 4 Wheel Drive Jeep. Customized, new Vitara big engine, auto, air, power brakes/steering. Very low mileage on engine and drive train. Asking 140,000 OBO. See write up at: http:// www.thaivisa.com/forum/Customized-Suzuki-Caribian-Pattaya-t231013.html&hl=suzuki or call: Lek/Jeep 086 072 9843 glenp@loxinfo.co.th

(ptfvs-c1508)For Sale 2007 Mitsubishi Triton Plus 2.5 diesel turbo black, 4 door, automatic, only 13,000kms. showroom condition! First to pay me 550,000 baht takes it away! For more information call 081 187 8633(English) (ptfvs-j1508) Honda Click 2007, 2600 Km. Only 26000 Bath. Tel. 087 142 2237 (ptm-t1408)Yamaha Fino Motorcycle (Pink) 9614km. Very good Condition. Lady Owner, 18000 baht. Tele: Thai/ English 087 149 8534 (ptm-c0007)Toyota Tiger 3.0 Turbo Diesel 4x4 2 Door. Big Cab 1999, 5 speed, power steering. Heavy duty front and rear bumpers. Raised suspension, air bag, ABS, C.D. Big alloys, loads of extras, 130,000 kms. Full history. Falang owned. Immaculate condition. 390,000 baht. Call 087 139 1539 (ptm-j1208)Beautiful 1964 VW. No rust, good engine, repainted inside and outside, all done by professionals in Bangkok. A perfect opportunity for someone who wants to start a small business (cafe,bar) with minimum risk and without key money. 520,000 Baht. Call 082 475 9099 (ptm-m1208)260cc HAM ATV XYST 260, 2 years old, very low mileage, 1 Farang owner. 149,000 THB new. All reasonable offers considered. Must Sell. Tel: Martyn 087 489 56 81 (ptfvs-d1208)Toyota Fortuner 3.0V 2006 Silver. Top model with full options + auto gear. House car farang owned only 17,000 kms. Many extras inc. tinted windows. Insurance 1st class. 880,000 Baht. Call 089 607 7931 (ptfvs-f1108)1997 Volkswagen Ventor. Excellent condition, service records, all power, 190,000 baht OBO. Tel: 085 689 8033 (ptfvs-k0708)Toyota 2003 Sport Rider 4X4 Auto DSL. Only 140,000 ks Only 475,000 offer. 08 600 68 390 (ptfvs-k0708)A Solid Gold Longines Watch and Band, valuation $14,000 – new $20,000. Sell for only $6,000 or swap for jet ski or car or 4 wheel drive. 08 600 68 390 (ptfvs-r0408)2003 Nissan NV Truck with Carryboy. Topautomatic 69,000 km. Excellent condition. 229,000 baht or best offer, tax and insured. 086 109 0721

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When great Italian wines complement superb Italian cuisine

Chef Claudio Mendini checks in on guests who enjoy a night of fine wines along with superb Italian cuisine.

Anuchit Sang-On (left), Channel Manager (HORECA); Joao Vale Carlos (2nd left), Cesari Export Manager during the pre-dinner antipasti at The Bay Italian Restaurant Terrace. The Cesari Wine Dinner’s success was attributed to the hotel’s team effort led by Jakrapong Vitayasirikul (right), hotel Director of Food and Beverage; Executive Chef Flemming Schulthess (2nd right) and Italian Chef Claudio Mendini, (3rd right).

Dusit Thani Pattaya and Italthai recently put their inimitable products together during a Wine Dinner held at the five-star resort’s Italian Restaurant, The Bay. The event drew wine enthusiasts who sampled Cesari Wines that perfectly matched every part of the meal from antipasti to dessert. The wines go back to its prestigious origin in the Lake of Garda in Verona, Italy. Italian Chef Claudio Mendini, the man at the helm single-handedly prepared the special five-course dinner that provided the guests a most rewarding gastronomic experience during one night of fine wining and dining.

Happy 10th “successful” Year Anniversary Yorkies Beam Kawee, Lydia, A Cappella 7 invited fans to sing along

At Reva Beach Restaurant of Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa, the place was crowded by fan club of the young talented, Beam Kawee that waited to admire the production of “Love Peacemaker” program. The program invited 4 lucky winners to sing at the most romantic atmosphere of the beach resort on a holiday. They also joined together for a special Latino meal, prepared specially for this event by Reva Beach.

One of the only meat product and pastry businesses to have stood the test of time is “Yorkies” on Jomtien Beach Road, which is owned by Norman and Eilleen Denning. These two English expats come from Yorkshire, where Norman was a highly trained professional butcher and baker, which has led to the huge success of his Pattaya business. Their 10th anniversary party was held in Rim Talay Restaurant at Jomtien beach. Hundreds of guests and well wishers graced the charity event. An auction of collectables included a very valuable painting by world famous Australian expat artist, Robert Hagen, which sold at the bargain price of 95,000 baht. On the night it was proudly announced that enough funds had been raised to start the construction of the new Yasothon School in Northern Thailand.

Guinness Book record holder host Salvage and Rescue Divers

BBQ Bob, the record holder for the largest Hamburger in the world, recently hosted the divers from the Salvage & Rescue ship the USNS Safeguard. The ship is presently undergoing repairs and docked at the Sattahip Chuck Samet Pier. The divers of the ship where welcome by Bob Schindler and his family the host of the event, the NLUS Eastern Seaboard Council Peter Thorand, Chairman of the Board Brain Welter, Secretary Steve Burke and Member Khun Amorn. Bob put on a get spread of food and every one enjoyed them self. The evening carried on with Karaoke singing where the divers joined in and presented great talents.

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Royal Cliff Wine Club hosts Winemaker’s Gala Dinner

Chief winemaker of Simi Winery Mr Steve Royal Cliff Beach Resort’s Deputy General Reeder presented the wines to more than Manager and the Royal Cliff Wine Club 120 wine club members and guests President Mr Ranjith Chandrasiri welcomed Royal Cliff Wine Club recently hosted the guets, to the elegantly decorated Grill an exclusive winemaker’s gala dinner Room and Wine Cellar by the Royal Cliff Beach Resort’s

Left to Right Royal Cliff Beach Resort’s Deputy General Manager and the Royal Cliff Wine Club President Ranjith Chandrasiri, Royal Cliff Beach Resort Executive Director, Vathanai Vathanakul, Royal Cliff Beach Resort Business Development featuring prestigious Simi wines from Manager Vitanart Vathanakul, Regional California at the award winning restaurant, Grill Room and Wine Cellar. Manager, Constellation wines Asia, Fiona The event presented the Wine Club members and guests with an extraordi- Darby, Chief Winemaker of Simi Winery nary evening of indulgence in fine food and wine, featuring six fabulous wines Steve Reeder, Global Premium Wine Gencomplemented by a multi-course gourmet menu crafted by the culinary experts eral Manager, Tassanee Assawagovitawon

of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort. The gala dinner was co-sponsored by Global Premium Wine Co. Ltd. and Constellation Brands International which is the largest wine company in the world. The wines were personally presented by non other than the chief winemaker of Simi winery, Mr. Steve Reeder, who among many of his accomplishments has already secured the number one and number two places on Wine Spectator’s prestigious Top 100 Wines of the Year list in 1999 and 2002.

TAT, Bangkok Air and Emirates Agents joined together

A group of Travel Agents from New Zealand recently visited the Royal Cliff Beach Resort as part of a educational trip during 6 – 13 March. Organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Bangkok Airway and Emirates, the educational trip was aimed at promoting the new Emirates airline route from Sydney to Bangkok and also to build confidence and a good image of Thailand. The Group led by Ms Victoria Moore, TAT representative from New Zealand were welcomed by the Royal Cliff Beach Resort General Manager Mr. Alexander Haeusler and Deputy Director of Sales and Marketing Mr. Michael Swart. The visitors were treated to a sumptuous buffet dinner hosted by TAT at the picturesque Larn Thong Terrace, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel & Spa, which offers stunning views of the Gulf of Siam.

Music Festival Superstars at Marriot

Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa welcomes International Superstars to the resort , a press conference was held to kick off the Pattaya International Music Festival 2009.Among the star were Shinee from Korea, Danson Tang from Taiwan, Kenny Kwan from Hong Kong, Ikio Ayaka from Japan, Minh Thu from Vietnam and Cirque De Freak from Australia. Many Fan clubs were present at the event.

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