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contents 06 Magazine informatioN Social Media & Where To Find Us

07 Pattaya By Day 08 Visit the Best Aquarium in Pattaya in 2017 @ Underwater World Pattaya

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10 3 Dream Jobs in Thailand

Visit the Best Aquarium in Pattaya in 2017 Underwater World Pattaya

11 More Travel Pattaya 14 Tropical Island Paradise Getaway @ Suntosa Resort Koh Larn 16 Start 2017 in Exciting Style by Discovering Scuba @ Pattaya Dive Centre

19 Pattaya Restaurants 20 Brand New Outdoor Terrace @ O’Garas Bar & Grill, Tara Court 22 Stylish Food in a Friendly Atmosphere @ Blue Olive Restaurant

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Tropical Island Paradise Getaway

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Brand New Outdoor Terrace

Suntosa Resort Koh Larn

24 Live Music and Quality British Cuisine for 2017 @ The Punch & Judy Pub 26 Experience The New Nordic Music Festival in January @ New Nordic Group 30 High Quality Food & Accommodation @ Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort

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Experience The New Nordic Music Festival in January New Nordic Group

O’Garas Bar & Grill, Tara Court


31 Pattaya Living 32 Go Retire Thailand 33 3 Things You Need to Avoid Doing in Thailand 34 The Best Pattaya Residential Villas in 2017 @ Villa Asiatic by Fed Property Group 36 Overlooked Facts About Pattaya 38 Termination of Employment By: Magna Carta Law Office 40 New Resolutions in 2017 @ K-Private Fitness Gym in Jomtien 41 High-Quality Fitness Machines for Affordable Prices @ X-Trend and K-Tech Fitness Equipment 42 Pattaya Temple and Culture Daytrip

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New Resolutions in 2017 @ K-Private Fitness Gym in Jomtien

43 Pattaya By Night 44 Pattaya’s Premier Darts Facility and Live Sports Venue @ I-Rovers 45 Free Things to do on Holiday in Pattaya 46 Weekly 9-Ball Comps & Live Sport @ Legends Pool & Sports Bar 48 Boot Leggers Saloon 50 Paul King’s Easy Visa

Editor Talk We would like to take this time to wish you a Happy New, and we are glad you have decided to celebrate the start of 2017 by being in Pattaya City. As always, this month we have advice and articles on some of the best things to see and do in Pattaya, from the best eateries that come highly recommended, to the best choice of nightlife spots and businesses that make Pattaya not only an exciting and memorable holiday destination, but also a great place for expats to live. Pattaya is widely known for its nightlife escapades, but when you want a more laidback experience that is still exciting, a night out in Jomtien is the perfect way to escape downtown Pattaya and Walking Street. Our front cover this month is taken by Bootleggers Bar in Jomtien, located in the Rhompo bar complex on Jomtien Second Road, and known as a great place to play pool on their two Brunswick Black Wolf 8ft pool tables, while also being the ideal spot to catch live spot on their massive screen. Make sure you get over to Bootleggers this month for an exciting night out. When you are looking for a highly recommended dining experience this month, we would suggest you check out Blue Olive Restaurant, the Punch & Judy Pub, Momento Beach Resort & Restaurant, O’Gara’s Bar & Grill or even an affordable Western dish at I-Rovers. If you love live music, the New Nordic Music Festival 2017 takes place in January and promises to be something really special with a great selection of Scandinavian artists appearing over the course of the 2-week festival. Make sure you check out our article about New Nordic and their music festival to get more info and book your tickets. At Pattaya City Uncovered, we are looking forward to bringing you the best in the city during 2017, so if you live in the city, we look forward to introducing you to more of the same, and if you are here on holiday, we hope you have a great time, which we are sure you will! Take care,

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Pattaya’s Premier Darts Facility and Live Sports Venue I-Rovers Sports Bar

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Where you can find us! Mike’s Mall 2nd Rd. Golf Shop Pattaya 3Rd. Mark Land Beach Hotel Beach Rd. Soi 1 Nantra De Boutique Hotel Beach Rd. Soi 1 Mantra Pura Resort Hotel North Pattaya Page 10 Hotel Soi 10, Pattaya Beach Road Jomtien Beach Hotel Klong’ Dong Tan The Now Hotel Jomtien Beach Aya Hotel Soi 10, Pattaya Beach Road Beach Front Hotel Beach Rd Jomtien Garden Hotel Jomtien Beach Just before soi Watapoon next to Rim Talay Kitchen Restaurant Marina Inn Hotel Soi VC 2nd Rd. Livi Man Resort Hotel Tappaya Rd. Soi 15 LK Royal Wing Hotel Soi Buakhao Rita Resort Hotel Tappaya Rd. Memo Suite Pattaya Hotel South Pattaya Citin Loft Hotel Pattaya Klang Soi 12 LK Metro Hotel Soi Diana LK Renaissance Hotel Soi Diana Sugar Hut Hotel Tappaya Rd Bella Villa Prima Hotel Beach Rd. Soi 4 LK Legend Pattaya Hotel

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Soi Arunothai Hill Fresco Pattaya Hotel Soi 5 Pratumnak Ambassdor Hotel 21/10 Sukhumvit Rd. Na Jomtien Angket Hip Residence Hotel Wat Boonkanjana (inbetween Soi 11 & 12 Jomtien) At Mind Hotel Pattaya Klang Subway Fast Food Soi 8 In Front of Eastiny Hotel Subway Fast Food Beach Rd. (Tiplaza) Subway Fast Food Beach Rd. Before Soi 6 Subway Fast Food Soi Buekhao Oasis Massage Naklue 12 Travel Agency Pattaya Soi 7 Fflic- Soi Kasetsin Momento Beach Restaurant Theprasit Rd. Soi 8 Universe Gym Sukhumvit Opp Soi Siam Country Club Pattaya Dive Centre Beach Rd. Collingbourne Auction Soi Chaiyapruk 2 Jomtein Beach Klong’ Dong Ton Floating Market Sukhumvit Rd The Sanctuary of Truth Nakula Soi 12 Railway Rd Bottle Museum North Pattaya Mimosa -City of Love 28/19-20 M.2 Na Jomtien Boxing World Suk Rd. Curry & Chips Pratumnak Rd.

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Kilkenny Bar & Guest House Soi LK I Rovers Bar Soi LK Armeggedon Bar Soi LK The Sportsman Soi 13 The Lion Pub Bar Theprasit Rd. Soi 8 Fraser’s Bar Thappraya Rd. News Steak & Grill Chateau Plaza Pattaya Realty Tip Plaza Alan Bolton Property The Avenue Party Girls Romphomarket Jimmy’s Den Romphomarket Oz Burger Romphomarket Ma Mak Bar Romphomarket Suntosa Resort Koh Larn Rum Dum Bar Romphomarket Aussie Ally’s Soi 7 Rolling Live 6 Bar New Simon Bar Complex Walking Street Rolling Live 4 Bar Soi 7 (2nd Rd.) Rolling Live 3 Bar Baron Bar complex Pig and Whistle Restaurant Thappraya Rd. Pig & Whistle Restaurant Soi 7 Just Burgers Restaurant Beach Rd. Jomtien Jomtien Property Theppraya Rd Pastrami on Rye Thappraya RD New Nordic Soi 4 Pratumnak Rd The Stones House Soi 16 Walking Str Auction House

Soi Chaiyapornvitee Rd Blue Olive Restaurant Theprasit Soi 8 Murphy’s Law Soi LK Metro AA insurance Brokers South Pattaya Legends Pool & Sports Bar Pattaya Klang Punch & Judy Restaurant Thepprasit Soi 8 Voodoo Restaurant & Pub Soi Chaiyapreuk Bruno’s Restaurant & Bar Thappraya Rd. Pattaya Bungy Jump Soi 9 Thepprasit Road The Comedy Pub Soi Batman Sugar Hut Hotel Thrappraya rd German Dentist Thappraya Road East Coast Real Estate Jomtien Complex (next to Shenanigans) Shenanigans Restaurant Jomtien Complex Corner House Bar Rompho Market Alibaba Tandoori Pattaya Klang Joker Bar Beach Road Eurostar Restaurant Jomtiem Beach Caddy Shack Restaurant Soi 8 Threppasit Road Crown of India Opposite the Tropicana Hotel Pattaya Dive Centre Beach Road Pattaya Pattaya Rent A Bike Pratumnak Road Fire & Stone

Pattaya Klang The Booze Lounge Bar Soi Buakhao Robin’s Nest Restaurant Soi Dianna Inn, Second Rd. Akvavit Jomtien Beach Road Siam Expat Food Soi Siam Country Club London Office View Talay 2, Thappraya Road Magna Carta Law Office South Pattaya Rd. Sheraton Hotel Pratunak The Now Jomtien Beach Road Hard Rock Pattaya 2 Rd Baraquda Hotel Pattaya 2 Rd Capedara Naklau soi 22 Mulligan’s Restaurant Pattaya Beach Road Siam@siam North Pattaya A-one Hotel Pattaya Beach Road Ibis Hotel Pattaya 2 Rd Manita Boutique Pratumnak Hill Long Beach Garden, Naklua Soi 16 Dv aree Jomtien Beach Hotel Mariott Hotel Lotus Hotel Pratumnak Soi 4 Hilton Pattaya Beach Rd Holiday Inn Pattaya Beach Road Centara Grand Mirage Wongamart Livv Bakery, Khal Talo Munich Dental Clinic South Pattaya New Nordic Bistro Pratumnak Soi 4 Sunny Online Travel 3rd Road Country Road Bar Rompho Complex Mood Café- Soi 6 Pratumnak Loaf Bakery- Pattaya Klang Thai Sky AdventuresSoi Banluekanka


PATTAYA by day Pattaya Dive Centre Start 2017 in Exciting Style by Discovering Scuba See Page 16 - 17

In this section ... > Visit the Best Aquarium in Pattaya in 2017 @ Underwater World Pattaya > 3 Dream Jobs in Thailand > More Travel Pattaya > Tropical Island Paradise Getaway @ Suntosa Resort Koh Larn > Start 2017 in Exciting Style by Discovering Scuba @ Pattaya Dive Centre

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Visit the Best Aquarium in Pattaya in 2017

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ow you are here on holiday in Pattaya, you need to find the best attractions and things to see and do in our special city. The best part about holidaying in Pattaya is the vast amount of family style attractions that are on offer. If

you are here with your family and kids or just enjoy something completely different, Underwater World Pattaya is a world-class aquarium, the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else in the region, offering an educational and fun-filled experience for Pattaya holidaymakers. Underwater World is located in an easy-to-find position, directly on Sukhumvit Road in between Pattaya and Jomtien, near to the Makro Supermarket. Famous for their 105-meter long underwater tunnel and a vast amount of sea and marine life, giving you the opportunity to swim with sharks and much more. The aquarium first opened its doors in 2003 and has become the most popular tourist attraction in Pattaya, constantly evolving and showcasing new and interesting marine life for your educational pleasure. World-Class Aquarium Whether you are seeking a couple of hour’s fun or a full-day, there is so much to do and see at the aquarium. You could swim with the sharks or take advantage of the ‘Touch Pool’, which will allow you

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to interact with a wide range of creatures such as turtles, sharks, starfish, many varieties of fish and even stingrays. There are other zones that fall under the categories of ‘Coral Reef’, ‘Sharks and Rays’, and ‘Giant of Siam zone. The recently-opened ‘World of Jellyfish has over 200 creatures in tubular tanks, and with the special lighting effects, the visuals are simply stunning. There are other zones that fall under the categories of ‘Coral Reef’, ‘Sharks and Rays’, and ‘Giant of Siam zone. The recently-opened ‘World of Jellyfish has over 200 creatures in tubular tanks, and with the special lighting effects, the visuals are simply stunning.


Happy New Year from Underwater World Pattaya Underwater world Pattaya would like to take this time to wish all their guests and those who have supported the aquarium over the past 12 months a very happy and prosperous New Year, and look forward to seeing you all again in 2017. Pattaya Underwater World is open: 9am to 6pm daily (last admission at 5:30pm).

How to find Pattaya Underwater World BY CAR: Take Highway 3 (Sukhumvit Road) towards Pattaya and Sattahip from the Bangna Trat Expressway or the Motorway go past Pattaya South Road and you will Tesco Lotus on the right hand side. Take the next u turn and you will arrive at Underwater World. The aquarium is located between Jomtien and Thepprasit Road, next to the Makro superstore.

Feeding times: Tunnel 1: Coral Reef Zone 10.30 am. & 3.00 pm.

Underwater World Pattaya

Tunnel 2: Shark & Ray Zone 11.00 am. & 4.00 pm.

Address: 22/22 M.11 Sukhumvit Road, Nongprue, Banglamung Chonburi 20260

Tunnel 3: Giant of Siam Zone 11.30 am. & 3.30 pm. ***Subject to change

Phone: 66(0) 38 756 877-8

www.underwaterworldpattaya.com

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3 Dream Jobs in Thailand

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lthough most people see Thailand as one of the most popular and desirable tourism destinations in the world, did you know that you can find your dream job here? There is a thriving job market in Thailand for expats with all manner of skills. Because Thai people are not really in the upper echelons of the world in terms of speaking the English language, this opens up lots of work options in Thailand, especially in the tourism market. Here are 3 dream jobs that are plentiful in Thailand for foreign workers that offer a decent wage and an excellent way of life.

Dive Instructor in Thailand Many people come on holiday to places such as Pattaya and Phuket and while they are here, fall in love with scuba diving. Thailand has some of the best dive spots in the world, and the industry is always on the lookout for English and foreign speaking dive guides and instructors to cater towards tourists. If you are already a PADI certificated dive instructor, you could simple turn up in Pattaya and visit the city’s best dive agents and it won’t be long before you find yourself a scuba diving job. The industry is always looking for English speaking dive instructors, and what a way to live life, doing something you love in paradise and getting paid for it. Turn your dream into reality today. If you are not certified, you can do your courses

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here at any one of the country’s most reputable dive agencies.

Personal Shopper One of the most interesting dream jobs in Thailand is to become a personal shopper. If you have your finger on the pulse of the fashion industry and have a keen eye for style, you could put your skills and knowledge to use as a personal shopper. If you are a former fashion model or have experience in the fashion world, many hi-society Thais seek your recommendations for fashion clothing and accessories. Cities such as Bangkok have many options for those looking to be a personal shopper and style advisor, making this one of the most interesting dream jobs in Thailand. Elephant Conservation Jobs The elephant is seen as a sacred animal in Thailand and is actually one of their national symbols. If you have had experience with wildlife conservation or have a deep and meaningful love for elephants, there are lots of options for you in Thailand. There are many elephant conservation camps in Thailand that are always on the lookout for help, which is especially important in this day and age as elephants are now on the endangered species list. These are mainly volunteer jobs available, but there are also opportunities to get paid doing something you love.


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Tropical Island Paradise Getaway

Suntosa Resort Koh Larn

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attaya is a great place to holiday and has some of the most exciting nightlife in the world, but sometimes you seek a change from the norm no matter how exciting it is. For those of you who have visited the city several times before, or just want to get away from the madness for a few days here and there, a short ferry ride over to the beautiful Koh Larn Island really does take it to the next level, and with the Suntosa Resort on the island, you have the perfect accommodation option at your fingertips. Nestled aside the ocean on Koh Larn, Suntosa Resort encapsulates what it means to enjoy a truly inspiring tropical getaway on a paradise island. There is nothing that can recharge your batteries better than visiting such a sundrenched and beautiful Thai island. Just a 30-minute boat ride from Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya, the Suntosa Resort is located just 100-meters from Naban Pier, which is where you will arrive on the island from Pattaya. The contrast between the hustle and

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bustle of the city with the peaceful serenity on Koh Larn is like visiting another dimension in so many ways. Tropical Island Accommodation for a Price that’s Right Suntosa Resort epitomizes that special tropical island getaway atmosphere. Offering stunning sea-views, the resort is easy to access and located centrally so you can explore the island with the minimum of fuss. Offering a stylish and modern stay with affordable prices is what makes Suntosa Resort a great choice on Koh Larn. This stunning resort is home to 11 modern rooms, alongside a great selection of onsite facilities. You can choose from two sea-view rooms, eight superior rooms, or even choose the spacious family suite if you are bringing the wife and kids along. In the rooms, you will find double beds, air-conditioning throughout, fully-stocked mini-bars, ensuite bathrooms and safe deposit boxes.


PLEASE NOTE: When booking at Suntosa Resort, please mention Pattaya City Uncovered Magazine and enjoy a 10% discount on the room rates. Over the past couple of month, Suntosa have renovated their sea-view terrace and their onsite restaurant, which serves a stunning array of both Thai and international cuisine, in the gaze of some of the most beautiful sea-views imaginable. It really is a treat to dine on the terrace. Alternatively, if you want to order dishes that are not on the menu, Suntosa can order your food from other restaurants on the island and have it delivered directly to the sea-view terrace. There is also a new sun terrace that is welcoming and comfortable, offering amazing views out across the Gulf to Pattaya. What to do on Koh Larn? Koh Larn is a place of stunning tropical beauty and where you come to relax and cool down from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya City. The island has 6 main beaches, all of which are pretty stunning. Many people opt to explore the island by hiring a motorbike or bicycle, or simply relax on the beach and enjoy water sport activities such as paragliding, jet-skiing, snorkeling and even underwater diving. If you are a couple, Koh Larn is the perfect place for a romantic getaway and a far cry from the Pattaya City life, and also a great destination for those travelling with their families and children.

Suntosa Resort

Koh Larn, Pattaya, Chonburi Email: Suntosa1001@hotmail.com Phone: 038-434-002, 090-3922-037 Website: www.suntosaresort.com or www.suntosaresort.expub.com

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Start 2017 in Exciting Style by Discovering Scuba @ Pattaya Dive Centre

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If you want to do something new and exciting to start 2017 as you mean to go along, discovering scuba diving really is special. If you are on holiday in Pattaya and want to try scuba diving for the first time, Pattaya Dive Centre, located in the heart of Pattaya between Soi 10 and 11, is known as the most trusted and reliable dive

agent in the city. It doesn’t matter if you already have experience or want to learn scuba, you are in the most professional hands. Under the guidance of owner and British PADI Master Dive Instructor, David Wright, with almost 30 years’ experience on the Pattaya dive scene, the company is the place you visit when seeking PADI accreditation and certificates, or to learn to dive for the first time. From excursions out to dive the best spots in the Gulf of Thailand to a wide range of courses, Pattaya Dive Centre is your one-stop-shop for everything scubarelated in the city.

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Discover Scuba and Entry-Level Courses Sometimes in life we need a bit of a push or some inspiration to do something new. Did you ever want to try scuba diving but never had the opportunity? Not only is discovering scuba diving with Pattaya Dive Centre a great way to learn something new, but it’s also fun and easy. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to enjoy a single day of scuba diving or you are seeking a PADI lifetime certificate, as Pattaya Dive Centre cater for all tastes and requirements. Talking of PADI, if you are looking to get some PADI certificates, you could try out the PADI Open Water Diver Course, which is a 3-4 day program that trains you to be able to dive independently. The Open Water Diver course is a great way to start out. If you don’t have a few days available, you could get certified as a PADI scuba diver in just 2 days. Whether you are seeking entry-level courses or something more in-depth, Pattaya Dive Centre is the


only place to visit in the city with the highest level of trained staff and over a quarter of a century experience diving in the city. Pattaya Dive Centre adheres to the highest levels of safety standards and is truly known as the most reliable and trusted dive agent in the city. From Emergency First Response courses to dive excursions out across the best sites in the Gulf, when you expect the best, you have to align yourself with the best. When you want to learn to dive in Pattaya, make sure you are in the hands of experts who not only known the terrain, but also put your safety first.

Pattaya Dive Centre

Between Soi 10 and 11, Pattaya Beach Road Phone: +66 38 422 133 Website: www.divecentrepattaya.com Facebook: Pattaya Dive Centre

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PATTAYA restaurants Brand New Outdoor Terrace O’Garas Bar & Grill, Tara Court see page 20 - 21

In this section ... > Brand New Outdoor Terrace @ O’Garas Bar & Grill, Tara Court > Stylish Food in a Friendly Atmosphere @ Blue Olive Restaurant > Live Music and Quality British Cuisine for 2017 @ The Punch & Judy Pub > Experience The New Nordic Music Festival in January @ New Nordic Group > High Quality Food & Accommodation @ Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort PattayaCityUncovered.com

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Brand New Outdoor Terrace @ O’Garas Bar & Grill, Tara Court

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’Garas Bar & Grill is situated in the heart of Pratumnak Hill in the stylish Tara Court Hotel, perfectly located for the ultimate Pattaya holiday experience. Although O’Garas is located in the grounds of the hotel, the restaurant is its own entity with its own identity. Serving a delicious choice of Western food dishes with large portions and affordable prices, make sure you come along to experience their top notch food and drink and their brand new outdoor terrace, which is the perfect place for a memorable dining experience. Combining a vast array of quality Western-style dishes and top-notch Thai cuisine, alongside a choice selection of draught beers, O’Garas is the perfect place for an enjoyable evening, a business meeting or to sample some quality food. This month sees the launch of their brand new outdoor terrace area, which is the ideal spot to enjoy a drink or two and watch absorb the tropical atmosphere of Pattaya City.

O’Garas Food Menu The O’Garas food menu really does take it to the next level, and if you are looking for somewhere to start your day, their Irish Breakfasts with prices starting from only 140 THB, really do hit the spot and kick-start your day in the best possible way. Come along to sample their delicious main course dishes that include Australian imported steaks, succulent New Zealand Lamb and lots of snack food such as sandwiches. There is also a tasty choice of Thai dishes on the 20 PattayaCityUncovered.com menu.

Make sure you keep in touch with their Facebook page to find out about the latest weekly specials that offers quality food for unbeatable prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Brand New Outdoor Terrace O’Garas is widely known as one of the most comfortable eateries in the city with a stylish interior that feels homely and welcoming, and this is why so many people in the city see O’Garas as an ‘home away from home’ so to speak. The bar recently launched their brand new covered outdoor terrace area with a stylish wood decked floor, lots of seating options and large flat-screen TVs, so you can keep abreast of the sporting world as you eat. The outdoor terrace has a retractable roof and offers just another option for guests to O’Garas, which is why this stunning restaurant/bar is so popular with local expats and holidaymakers alike.


Tara Court Hotel Tara Court is a popular upscale boutique hotel located on Pratumnak Hill in a prime holiday position, where Walking Street and Jomtien Beach are both just a short distance away. With 66 large stylish rooms, Great Bar/Grill, lots of communal facilities and no fees for short term guests. Tara Court is one of the most central and exquisite Hotels not just on Pratumnak, but in Pattaya and Jomtien.

Tara Court & O’Garas Bar & Grill 338/109 Moo12, Soi 5, Pratumnak Road Jomtien Chonburi Thailand 20150 Email: stay@taracourt.net Tel No: +66 (0) 38 250 666 Fax No: +66 (0) 38 252 772 PattayaCityUncovered.com

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Stylish Food in a Friendly Atmosphere Blue Olive Restaurant

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t has been a great 2016 for Blue Olive, as the eatery has made its mark on the Pattaya dining scene. With so many restaurants on the Pattaya dining scene, it can be a real minefield, so it’s important that you find the best at the first time of asking, which is why Pattaya City Magazine

is so important for you guys visiting Pattaya. We highly recommend Blue Olive for those who enjoy top quality food with the best imported ingredients for a price that’s right, all within an elegant yet friendly atmosphere.

Blue Olive Restaurant is located on a peaceful sidestreet off Soi 8 of Thepprasit Road, directly between Jomtien and Pattaya. The eatery is known for its top-notch cuisine, with lots of Mediterranean inspired classics that have cemented the eatery as one of the best in the city. Changes to the Blue Olive Menu There are some changes happening at Blue Olive in the early part of 2017. Their international chef has recently moved on to pastures new, so this will affect the menu in the short-term, but that will be an extremely positive thing with the introduction of a new Thai-fusion food menu that will offer some delicious new dishes for you to try. Also, coming back by popular demand due to requests from the restaurant’s existing customers, will be some classic dishes and other Mediterranean specialties from the original menu, which will please many of the restaurant’s clientele. There will still be a delicious choice of imported steaks and seafood specialties available on the menu, so if you are a meat lover, get down to Blue Olive this month to treat your taste buds. All in all, this is a great time to visit Blue olive to sample some of their classics and the new Thai-fusion dishes

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that promises to be a bit special. Blue Olive also still has a great selection of wines from the four corners of the world to compliment any and every dish on the menu, so if you are a fan of fine food and fine wine, Blue Olive is the place to be in 2017. Opening Times Blue Olive is now open from 12-midday to 10pm at night, perfect for a delicious lunch or a romantic evening meal. If you live and work in the city and want affordable lunch dishes, make sure you come over in your lunch break for the best value for money lunch menu around. Although there are a few changes in place this month at Blue Olive, the restaurant will be retaining their quality throughout and the imported ingredients and tasty dishes that has made the eatery one of the most loved in Pattaya City. When you seek an eatery that is modern and stylish, warm and friendly, delicious and affordable, Blue Olive is a guaranteed great night of gastronomic pleasures.

Blue Olive Restaurant

62/147 Moo 12 Theprasit Soi 8 Pattaya, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, Thailand 20150 Opening Times: 12 Midday to 10pm Closed on Mondays Phone: 038416285 Email: kim@akatraders.com Website: www.blueolivethailand.com www.facebook.com/blueolivepattaya

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Live Music and Quality British Cuisine for 2017 @ The Punch & Judy Pub

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lthough Pattaya might seem to have a vast choice of sports bar/pubs, some of them are really hit and miss. At Pattaya City Uncovered, when we want to experience one of the best and most affordable sports bars in the city, the Punch & Judy Pub is where we go every time for a guaranteed great night out. Merging affordable food, draught beers, live music and live sports, make sure you visit Punch & Judy to kick-start 2017 in fine style.

spot of jamming, come along to introduce yourself to the group every Friday.

Located directly between Pattaya and Jomtien on Soi 8 of Thepprasit Road, the Punch & Judy Pub offer an authentic British pub-style experience, coming with a dark wooden interior, several flat-screen TVs and a great choice of food and drink.

Other sporting events this month include the 2017 Snooker Masters and the Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam. Punch will have all the live sporting events this month, so make sure you drop by to enjoy with other likeminded souls.

Live Sport in December Punch has several flat-screen TVs strategically placed throughout the bar area showcasing the best selection of live sport from around the globe in full English-speaking commentary. Make sure you keep in contact with the ongoing English Premier League (EPL) football season, with all televised games live throughout January at Punch.

January is a great month to visit Punch, with some live music nights and as always, the best choice of sports in the city. Live Music Fridays at Punch There will also be live music every Friday evening during high-season from the resident group, Helmut and his band, who play a cool choice of classic rock tunes that will keep your head-bobbing all night long. The music will be every Friday from 7:30pm onwards. Helmut always has some special guests that come along to Punch to jam band, so if you are a musician that wants to do a 24 with the PattayaCityUncovered.com

Food & Drink Menus The Punch & Judy Pub is known for their classic Britishstyle pub food that always comes with large portions for amazing value for money. Come along


to sample one of the best English breakfasts in the city with prices starting at only 99 THB. Other popular dishes in the restaurant include fish and chips, bangers and mash and Indian curries and many more. There is a new daily specials menu as well, so keep an eye out for that. There are a great selection of draught beers on offer at Punch that include Magners, Boddingtons, Guinness, Old Speckled Hen, Stella, Heineken and Tiger. Stowfords is also back on the menu in the form of cans, as well as Magners and Thatchers of course.

Top Notch Guesthouse Accommodation The guesthouse rooms at Punch offer amazing value for money directly between Pattaya and Jomtien in a convenient holiday location. The rooms offer a very clean cut and modern environment and come with double beds, bathrooms and all the latest mod-cons and are available for amazing value for money day rates, so use the contact details below for more info.

Punch & Judy Pub Address: 62/191 Soi 8 moo 10, Nongprue Banglamung, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand Phone: +66 38 413 255 or +66 8 4870 3846 (Rob’s Mobile) Website: http://punchandjudy.co.th www.facebook.com/ThePunchJudyPub PattayaCityUncovered.com

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Experience The New Nordic Music Festival in January @ New Nordic Group

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s we move rapidly into 2017, one of the most exciting events taking place in the first quarter on the year is The New Nordic Music Festival. Hot off the heels of their 2016 music festival, New Nordic is taking it to new heights this year with this event that promises to be something special. The New Nordic brand and its vast assortment of fully serviced resorts on soi 4 of Pratumnak Hill is one of the true successes on the Pattaya real estate market. Not only are they known for their amazingly affordable real estate and resorts, but also for their vast onsite facilities that include swimming pools, bars, restaurants and much more. New Nordic is a welcoming and friendly community.

The 2016 New Nordic Festival took place in the early part of last year and was a roaring success with artists such as Chris Jagger, Dag Ingebrigtsen, Casino Steel, Ottar “Bighand” Johansen, Terje Tysland, Steinar Albrigtsen and Monika Nordli performing some of the most memorable shows of the year. This year’s event will be taking place from the 16th January to the 4th February and is taking it to the next level in every respect to not only match last year’s event, but to succeed it. New Nordic Music Festival 2017 The New Nordic Music Festival 2017 promises to be a mustsee event in Pattaya, showcasing a stunning selection of world-renowned musicians and artists from Norway and Sweden. Last year’s event saw 8 concerts and were almost fully booked, but this year’s event will have 11 concerts. The event is great for music lovers of all nationalities, and not just Scandinavians. Not only will the event focus on live music concerts, but there will also be a delicious international buffet created by the resort’s award winning chefs included in the ticket price, all set within a beautiful garden location at New Nordic Marcus on Soi 4 of Pratumnak Hill. The price of the tickets are 1,500 THB per person for each concert.

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This year’s event will once again be a memorable affair, headlining the event with Tommy Körberg, who is mostly known for his role as Anatoly “The Russian” in the musical


“ELG and Dance With A Stranger sold over one million albums all over Europe, and of the 7 albums they released, they had “Top 10” chart positions in several countries. They also received 3 awards (Grammys).

CHESS, which was a huge success on West End, London and on Broadway, New York. Körberg was the main actor together with Murray Head and Elaine Paige, and he is one of Scandinavia’s best singers. Another one of the biggest names performing at the festival is ELG -Øivind Elgenes, who is the lead-singer in the Norwegian rock band ‘Dance With A Stranger’ who is one of Norway’s most popular bands. Another one of the popular acts confirmed for the festival is Tommy Nilsson, who is one of Sweden’s most popular Artists and he is also well known in the rest of Scandinavia. He has released 9 albums and a lot of singles with 3 no 1 hits in the charts - “Öppna din dörr” (open your door) is probably the most known in Scandinavia and the song has more than 3 million views on YouTube.

Doors open: 18.30 (every night) Buffet: 19.00 Concert start: 20.00 (approx.) Ticket price: 1,500 Baht a Welcome drink a Buffet dinner a Concert Tickets are now for sale – booking at New Nordic Marcus Reception or 061-4900055 or email events@new-nordic.com

Other artists appearing at the festival include Stephen Ackles, Jan Johansen and many more, so make sure you don’t miss out on this amazing musical spectacular this month at New Nordic. Concert dates: ELG - JAN. 16th, 22nd and 27th Jan Johansen - JAN. 19th and 26th Stephen Ackles - JAN. 20th and 24th Tommy Nilsson - JAN. 31st and FEB. 3rd Tommy Körberg - FEB. 1st and 4th

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Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort

he Pattaya dining and hotel scenes are two of the city’s strongest components, and if you are armed with the right knowledge, you can find some of the best cuisine and hotels with amazingly affordable deals. Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort is one such establishment that merges top-notch resort accommodation with one of the coolest restaurants in town. Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort is located in a quiet and private location just off Soi 8 on Thepprasit Road in between Jomtien and Pattaya, known for their modern eatery that offers a stunning selection of international and Thai cuisine, alongside some value for money apartment-style rooms and poolside bungalows, and an onsite swimming pool, making it a great choice for those travelling to Pattaya looking for quality and affordability. Stylish European Restaurant Momento is perhaps known firstly for their restaurant and top quality food. They have a choice of an elegant indoor dining space and an outside dining area next to the resort’s communal swimming pool. Their food menu is inspired by French cuisine, but is also home to lots of Western favorites, snacks and even Thai cuisine.

Open from 9am to 11pm daily (10am on Weekends), Momento is the perfect place for a delicious continental breakfast, high quality French cuisine, snacks, sandwiches, burgers, imported steaks and much more. The restaurant’s and resort’s owners are very experienced with French cuisine, which is evident when you taste the flavors. Affordable Apartments & Bungalows Momento is home to a fully-serviced resort that offers a delectable choice of modern apartments and Thai-style poolside bungalows for amazing value for money prices. Just a 5-minute drive to beaches, bars and international shopping centers, this is the ideal place for a holiday stay directly between Pattaya and Jomtien. The choice of rooms consists of a low-rise building with apartment-style rooms and some beautiful wooden Thaistyle bungalows, all positioned around the resort’s communal swimming pool. The hotel-room style amenities include Wi-Fi internet, minibars, balconies/terraces, bathrooms, televisions, air-con and double beds. When you seek out excellent quality international, Thai and French cuisine, or a top-notch apartment or bungalow for a price that’s right, Momento really is a great choice.

Momento Beach Restaurant & Resort Mobile: 09 27 21 76 60 Telephone: 038-422-114

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PATTAYA living The Best Pattaya Residential Villas in 2017 Villa Asiatic by Fed Property Group see page 34 - 35

In this section ... > Go Retire Thailand > 3 Things You Need to Avoid Doing in Thailand > The Best Pattaya Residential Villas in 2017 @ Villa Asiatic by Fed Property Group > Overlooked Facts About Pattaya > Termination of Employment By: Magna Carta Law Office > New Resolutions in 2017 @ K-Private Fitness Gym in Jomtien > High-Quality Fitness Machines for Affordable Prices @ X-Trend and K-Tech Fitness Equipment > Pattaya Temple and Culture Daytrip PattayaCityUncovered.com

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“To succeed jump as quickly at opportunities as you do conclusions” Benjamin Franklin Happy New Year everyone.....So 2016 has come to an end and as we head into 2017 it has been a while since we have had a year with so much to talk about. Whether it be the Brexit, the Trump victory, or the loss of so many people who made such a difference to our lives and the world. I am sure you all have your own thoughts on these. As a golf and boxing fan, Arnold Palmer and Muhammed Ali were most poignant personally.

To conclude of course no one can be right all the time, although if you didn’t make money in 2016 , you most definitely need a change. Working with people who are knowledgeable and dedicated helps.....as Roy would say “Dedication’s what you need......if you want to be a record breaker.....”

But we are all still here, no doubt looking forward to 2017 but probably feeling a little like we did 12 months ago. We are all one year older so presumably one year closer to events which require being in the right financial position: • Retirement? • Marriage? • Having children? • Children starting school / university? • Business and investment opportunities? • Year off sailing around the world...? A passive investor who owned the FTSE and Dow Jones would have made 14.4% and 13.4% respectively last year…we have seen these markets hit record highs! Start using good managers out there and you should see these returns improve. Those of you who work with me probably own Fundsmith and Henderson Technology fund.....27.2% and 26.5% ...not a bad return on your money, given with its relative low risk. Of course there are issues such as a falling pound which need to be considered....owning assets in three or four major currencies is a way to hedge this. We can offer a range of solutions to prevent being a victim to these fluctuating currency markets, as well as ensuring you are getting sound investment advice and making the returns your hard earned savings you deserve.

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3 Things You Need to Avoid Doing in Thailand

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lthough for many people, Thailand is quite a free place where you can come on holiday, have a great time, enjoy yourself and really let go, however, although you do have quite a wide margin for error in Thailand, we can all go a bit overboard at times, especially if we are partaking in a few holiday beverages. This lends us to do things we wouldn’t sometimes do. Thailand can have that sort of effect on all of us! Trying new things such as food, exploring local religion and traditions and getting to know the local folks are some of the magical things about visiting Thailand on holiday. There are a few things that you could avoid, just to make sure your holiday goes without any hitches. Here are 3 things to avoid when on holiday in Thailand. Hiring a motorbike without a license Many people love hiring a motorbike when in Thailand for not only convenience, but also to explore their holiday destinations at their own time and pace. And although this can be a great idea, if you don’t have an international driving license, we would recommend that you don’t.

Arguing with locals or losing your cool One thing we always have to remember is that we are guests in Thailand, and that many things in the Kingdom might not run with the same military precision as some of your home countries. This is expected from a ‘so-called’ third world country, so always avoid losing your cool and definitely avoid arguing with locals. As with any argument in any country, it can rapidly escalate, and you don’t want to spoil your holiday because of a fight or something equally avoidable, so please be patient and keep calm at all time. Talking bad about Thai culture and Royal family This is the same advice I would offer to anyone visiting a foreign country on holiday – don’t talk bad or criticize Thai culture, and especially the Royal Family. This can not only lend you in hot bother with the locals, but if you criticize the Royal Family or deface money and other such things, you could find yourself on the worst side of a lengthy prison sentence. Have respect for locals and their traditions.

There are many police checkpoints in the major tourism areas of Thailand, especially in Pattaya, and you don’t want to go through the ordeal of getting caught without a license. Although the fine is quite small, it’s the hassle that comes along with it. Not only that, but some motorbike hire companies ask to keep your passport while you rent the bike, which is never a good thing.

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The Best Pattaya Residential Villas in 2017

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ow is a great time to purchase real estate in Pattaya, because with more choice than ever before, you can find some of the most stylish and high-quality residential villas for the best prices around. One of the best Pattaya residential villa developments for 2017 are the stunning options at Villa Asiatic, located in an ideal location just outside Pattaya City while offering some of the best quality and excellent value for your money.

Stylish Modern Villas For Sale Combining a world-class selection of 12 ultra-modern townhomes and 66 Modern Asian Villas with 3 floor plan choices, the Villa Asiatic philosophy is to offer that special Asian environment with all the modern features you desire. With a choice of townhomes with either two or three bedrooms, and an exclusive selection of garden-style villas and luxury pool villas, Villa Asiatic offers lots of choice and the option to customize your villa to your exact specifications.

Take advantage of this amazing offer at Villa Asiatic that represents one of the finest residential options in the city, but also perfect for those seeking a quality investment. The development is located just a 20-minute drive from the center of Pattaya City set amidst luscious tropical gardens, just 1km from the sea in a prime location on the outskirts of town, making this ideal for those who live and work in Pattaya or those who want to be close to the city but enjoy a private and peaceful living experience.

The option to customize your villa is what makes Villa Asiatic so special. You can choose how many bedrooms you require, color schemes, and all the things that will give your poperty that personal and homely feel that fits your exact specifications.

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The three villas types: Garden Villas (144sqm) with prices starting from 5.4 million THB; Grand Villas (171sqm) with prices starting from 5.9 million THB and Deluxe Villas (181sqm) with prices starting from 6.8 million THB. The Townhome option represents some of the best value for money you will find in the city. There are 12 units that come equipped with high-quality fixtures and fittings, all close to the estate’s 36m-long communal


swimming pool. The units are located back to back, which maximizes spaces and functionality. The townhomes are 10-meters in length and come with the standard layout of 3-bedrooms and 3-bathrooms, although you can customize them to your taste by having 2 master bedrooms. It’s all about what you want, which is why Villa Asiatic represents the best choice in the city. The Villa Asiatic development offers lots of onsite amenities such as a fully-equipped gymnasium, a large communal swimming pool, a kid’s play area, 24-hour security and gardens. It is a real community for real people. Flexible Payment Options There are some great flexible payment schemes at Villa Asiatic that can be tailor-made to your exact specifications. For example, they propose a 2-year owner finance payment scheme for all their customers. For more details, please contact them directly. They also offer both freehold and leasehold contracts. When you seek a guaranteed real estate development just a short distance to the beach and Lake Mabprachan, and within close proximity to the city, merging high quality excellence and amazing value for money, Villa Asiatic is the place to visit in 2017. Give them a call today and come and view their show-home. It’s a decision you will never regret.

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Phone: 0633821881, 0633821991

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OverLooked facts about Pattaya

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ith its wild night life and sandy beaches, the question is what do people really know about this popular seaside destination?

Pattaya has not always been Pattaya! Pattaya without tourists, hotels, and bars may a bit hard to imagine. Right? However, 30 years ago, this vibrant metropolis was only a small and humble beach side fishing village. Not before the indo-china war in the 1980s when the city was rapidly developing into famous resort town we now know today. How did the name come about? It was called “Tappaya” as it is believed this area is where the troop of Phraya Tak (King Taksin) rested when marched to Chantaburi almost 300 years ago. The name was later became “Pattaya” which is less tongue twist. Best Diving in The World If you are diving lover, Pattaya is one of the best diving sites for you offering clear and good weather all year round. Just 30 minutes of the shore, you can visit a number of islands and shipwrecks which contain many reefs and small rock pinnacles. The Pattaya Far Islands are known among some of Thailand’s most beautiful diving sites. This is yet to include 4 of the best shipwrecks --- including world famous wreck from WWII S.S Suddhadip or The “Hardeep” and the very first artificial reef of the country “HTMS Khram”, which all locates is within advanced openwater certified divers’ limit (30m or less). Making it the best to get your PADI certifications.

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Excuse me?! How Many Beer Bar? Fact- Everybody knows there are a lot of beer bars in Pattaya city, but the question remains how many? Based on the recent count, there are roughly 1500 - 2000 beer bars scattered all over the city. If you visiting only 1 beer bar a day it would take you over 4 years to visit them all. 3rd Tallest Building in Thailand The beach of Pattaya and Jomtien lined up with a number of Skyscrapers by the sea with Jomtien Beach Oceanfront Tower as the highest building in town. It towers over the long beach of Jomtien with the height of 234 metres, and ranked as the 3rd highest tower in Thailand. With its height, you can see as far as Sri Racha and Sattahip. Unfortunately, the tower is not open to the public. The owners of these 2 ultra-luxurious penthouse on the top floor can have a pleasure of this exclusive panorama all to there self. If Heaven was a golf course you’d be in Heaven. There are a total of 23 (and counting) golf courses in Pattaya where you can exercise your swing and enjoy the day on green challenging fairways. These courses range from above average standard to the international level golf courses, with some of them renowned worldwide likethe Laem Chabang Country Club and the Siam Country Club. If you have a round every weekend, you will need over half a year to visit them all.


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Termination of Employment By: Magna Carta Law Office

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hen an employment defines a fixed duration, the contract of employment expires upon the completion of the period specified in the contract without the need to give advance notice. When an employment does not define a specific period, an employer can terminate an employment of an employee or an employee can resign from a job by giving an advance written notice to the other party before the next date of a wage payment falls due. When there is a termination without cause, it is compulsory that the employer gives a written notice and make severance payment to the employee according to the length of uninterrupted service, as follows: Period of Employment

Rate of Severance Pay

120 days or more but less than 1 year 1 year but less than 3 years 3 years but less than 6 years 6 years but less than 10 years 10 years up

30 days 90 days 180 days 240 days 300 days

Exceptions to Severance Pay Severance pay must not be paid upon any of the following conditions: 1. An employee whose employment is contractual or for a definite period and the employment is terminated at the end of that period. Employment for a definite period is allowed for employment in a specific project which is not the normal business or trade of the employer and requires a definite date to commence and end the work, or for work which is occasional with a definite ending or completion, or for work which is seasonal and the employment is made during the season. Such work shall be completed within a period not exceeding two years and the employer shall make a written contract with the employee at the beginning of the employment. 2. An employment is terminated under any of the following conditions: 1. The employee performing his/her duties dishonestly and/ or intentionally committing a criminal offense against the employer; 2. The employee is willfully causing damage to the employer; 3. The employee is committing negligent acts causing serious damage to the employer; 4. The employee is violating work rule, regulations, or lawful and just order for the employer after written warning has been issued by the employer, except for a serious case with no requirement for the employer to give warning; 5. The employee has not reported for work for three consecutive working days without justifiable reason, regardless of whether there is a holiday in between;

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Special Severance Pay 1. In case an employer intends to relocate the place of business, the employer is bound to inform its employees at least 30 days in advance of business relocation. When the relocation of the employer’s establishment shall have a vast effect on the employee and its family’s way of living, the employee is entitled to refuse and terminate the contract of employment within 30 days of the relocation notice being received. An employer who fails to inform an employee in advance of relocation shall be liable to pay the employee a special severance pay in lieu of advance notice in an amount equivalent to 30 days pay at the latest wage rate or equal to the wages of the last 30 days for an employee who is paid on a piece rate basis. When an employee wants to quit a job, he/she has the right to terminate the contract of employment with entitlement to special severance pay of not less than the rate of severance pay that he/she entitled to. 2. In case the employment is terminated as a result of the reorganization of an undertaking, production line, sale or service due to the adoption of machinery or the change of machinery or technology, which causes a reduction of the number of employees, the employer must comply with the following: a. The employer must inform the Labour Inspector and the concerned employees at least 60 days in advance of the date of the termination. In case the employer fails to make an advance notice, the employer shall be liable to pay the prescribed severance pay as well as a special severance pay in lieu of advance notice equal to an employee’s last rate of wages for 60 days. b. In case an employee has worked consecutively for a period of 6 years or more, the employer must pay additional special severance pay not less than the employee’s last rate of wages for 15 days for each full year of service. Such special severance pay in total does not exceed the last rate of wages for 360 days. In case the period of employment is less than 1 year, a fraction of such period of more than 180 days must be counted as 1 year of employment.


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New Resolutions in 2017

K-Private Fitness Gym in Jomtien

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ow the New Year is already upon us, this is the time of the year for new beginnings. This is a time of the year to change your life in a positive way and to move forward. To be successful in life, it is important to balance your mind,

body and soul, and what does that better than getting or keeping fit? If you are on holiday in the Pattaya and Jomtien regions, or you live here and seek a gymnasium that really does appeal to the more mature persons and especially females, the K-Private Fitness Gym in Jomtien is the ultimate choice.

was founded by former international footballer and Sports Science graduate, Koni Holenstein, who is always available to give you some great advice both on your exercise technique and fitness in general. The K-Private Fitness clientele are like a big, happy family. Start 2017 in the best possible way by getting fit in the perfect fitness center environment at K-Private Fitness Gym in Jomtien.

K-Private Fitness is located in the View Talay Residence 1 on Jomtien Second Road, and is a relaxed and friendly establishment, known as one of the cleanest gyms in the city, and also as a great place for women and older persons to train and for those who want to achieve a nice shape rather than bulk up. K-Private is more like a friendly community where you can get fit and can also enjoy the social aspects of gym life. K-Private Fitness utilizes state-of-the-art machines that are always well cleaned and maintained and include collapsible treadmills, vibrating machines, exercise bikes, ellipticals and fitness trainers. All the equipment was designed and constructed in-house by the gym’s sister-company, X-Trend, so the quality of the equipment is guaranteed. The gym has a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, which is why so many people who usually don’t frequent a fitness center fit in so well here. The gym

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464 Moo 12 Jomtien Second Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Thailand Tel: +66 (0)87 934 7600 , (0) 38 059 650 E-mail: info@private-fitness.net Web: www.private-fitness.net


High-Quality Fitness Machines for Affordable Prices X-Trend and K-Tech Fitness Equipment

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n the modern world of today, you can buy anything at any time, for the best or lowest prices imaginable online. Although the world might have changed in terms of choice and access, the same rules always apply to buying. At X-Trend and K-Tech

Equipment, you get the best choice of high-quality fitness machines for great prices. It really is value for money at its best. Have you noticed that when you buy something online from a less reliable factory, the product is usually quite cheap, but also of lesser quality? Many people who own gymnasiums and fitness centers opt for the cheaper route, which always causes many knock-on problems in the future. X-Trend and K-Tech Equipment is located in Pattaya, Thailand, distributing the latest and greatest fitness machines on the market, innovative and most importantly‌. excellent value for money. X-Trend and K-Tech Equipment are the prime products of former professional footballer, Koni Holenstein, who is also a graduate in Sports Science and runs the K-Private Fitness Center in

Jomtien, where you can see his latest innovative fitness machines in operation. X-Trend provide the latest innovative standard and folding treadmills, professional elliptical cross trainers and recumbent and upright cycles, professional grade rowers, grade steppers, vibrating machines and much more, guaranteeing excellent quality and reliability every time. Another exceptional reason to buy from X-Trend is they offer a 2-year guarantee on all products and 24-hour rapid response customer care, taking the service to the next level. They are always on hand to replace parts and give you the best advice, which is highly unlikely if you buy your Products from factories without a first class back up service. Reliable, high-quality and built with care and consideration, if you already have a gym and need to replace equipment, or are just starting out with a new fitness center venture, get it right at the first time of asking by contacting X-Trend and K-Tech Equipment.

X-Trend and K-Tech Fitness Equipment 404/201 Moo 12 Jomtien Second Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150, Thailand Tel: +66 (0) 80 080 6070, (0) 38 059 650 E-mail: info@x-trend.com, info@k-techfitness.com Web: www.x-trend.com, www.k-techfitness.com

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Pattaya Temple and Culture Daytrip

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emples and Buddhism in general are staple parts of the Thai diet. A trip to Pattaya, or any other Thai destination, is not the same without visiting the temples and cultural icons that are a massive part of everyday life and the culture here. Please see a daytrip itinerary of three of the best temples and cultural attractions to visit in the Pattaya region.

10am – Viharnra Sien Temple A 30-minute drive out to Bangsaray is a great way to start the day to visit what is the most unique temple in the Pattaya region. Viharnra Sien is a Chinese-Thai temple complex located within luscious countryside near to the Buddha Mountain and Silverlake Vineyard on the banks of a large reservoir. Famous as being the King’s own project, the main temple is akin to a museum with many Chinese artifacts and even a full scaled down version of the famous Terracotta Army. Check out the art, sit by the banks of the reservoir and absorb cultural Thailand. 2pm – Romance of the Three Kingdoms Park On your way back from Bangsaray, head towards Lake Mabprachan to visit the Romance of the Three Kingdoms Park. Constructed by a Thai-Chinese businessman who wanted to detail China’s long history, the park was built with feng shui geometrics, showcasing beautiful Chinese architecture. With a vast array of Chinese marble statues and art works, alongside some stunning pagoda-style Chinese buildings, the countryside location and culture come together to create this masterpiece. 5pm – Big Buddha Pratumnak Perhaps the most famous Buddhist temple and shrine in Pattaya, the Big Buddha, located on Pratumnak Hill, sits aloft the tallest hill in the city, overlooking the ocean and Pattaya in its entirety. The views are worth the visit by itself. The imposing golden Buddha image that sits atop this shrine, ensures flocks of tourist and pilgrims visit on a daily basis. Make an offering to Buddha or the monks and pray for good luck. The best part about visiting this temple during the late afternoon is you can hang around to catch the sunset from what is probably the best vantage point in the city.

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PATTAYA by night Weekly 9-Ball Comps & Live Sport Legends Pool & Sports Bar see page 46 - 47

In this section ... > Pattaya’s Premier Darts Facility and

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Pattaya’s Premier Darts Facility and Live Sports Venue @ I-Rovers Sports Bar

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lthough we love to visit holiday destinations such as Pattaya to get away from our home countries for a couple of weeks, the best part about holidaying in Pattaya is you can literally have the best of both worlds. Venues such as I-Rovers Sports Bar on Soi LK-Metro harness the tropical atmosphere of Thailand while offering lots of delicious Western-style food dishes, alongside being the ideal place to keep in touch with the live sporting world, and also to play darts. Situated in a quiet corner of Soi LK-Metro, I-Rovers is open 24-hours per day and is home to biggest and best choice of live sporting events from around the globe. If you have that special craving for Western food that you are accustomed to, their amazing value for money menu offers the Famous Baht Buster Breakfast and a stunning array of daily specials, all with an inviting and friendly ambience. Make sure you visit I-Rovers this month to keep in touch with the busy period for the English Premier Football League (EPL), as the bar will be showcasing all live games on their several flat-screen TVs in full English speaking commentary. Pattaya’s Premier Darts Facility One of the fastest growing participation sports in the world is darts. The game has been revolutionized over the past decade by Matchroom Sports in the UK, and is now seen as a modern and popular game moving into the new millennia. I-Rovers is the ultimate venue in Pattaya to play darts, not just in a social capacity, but also in a competitive match environment. I-Rovers have teams playing in the local Pattaya Darts league every Weekday evening and have also hosted some exhibitions by the likes of the legendary Phil Taylor and Simon Whitlock. If you are a darts enthusiast and want to play while you are in Pattaya on holiday, you are very welcome to join the team to play in the league. Players of all abilities are welcome, so if you want to take part, call into I-Rovers to let Darren or Thomas know so they can add you to their team.

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I-Rovers Sports Bar

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Free Things to do on Holiday in Pattaya

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e live in a world driven by commercialism and money, which drives every part of life as we know it. As they say, human beings are the only ones who have to pay to live on Planet Earth! The beauty of holidaying in Pattaya is there are so many things to do whether you have that millionaire-type dollar or you are on a tight budget. If you are looking for free things to do in Pattaya, we have some great suggestions that will keep your spending at a minimum, while at the same time still exploring Pattaya City to the fullest. People Watching on Walking Street If you enjoy people watching, neon-lights and high-pitch screams that could burst the eardrums of a lesser human being, vising Walking Street is a must. With hundreds of bars and restaurants, Walking Street is the epicenter of the Pattaya tourism scene. There are lots of free things to do on Walking Street such as absorbing the exciting atmosphere, catching the breakdancing and magic show street performances, and generally just soaking up the atmosphere. If you are keeping your spending to a minimum, you could get a cheap beer from 7/11 and just sit back and enjoy the show!

as Wat Phra Khao Yai, which is home to some large Buddha images and offers some of the most amazing elevate views across the Gulf of Thailand. This is a great place to catch the sunset, and the best part of it all is that it’s free! Visiting Buddha Mountain and Silverlake Vineyard As mentioned above, if you have your own transport, the region really does have lots of things to see and do for free. Over towards Bangsaray, you will find the stunning attraction known as Buddha Mountain, which is a gold encrusted Buddha image on the side of a mountain, surrounded by beautiful gardens, making to a great place to relax and reflect. Your will also find Silverlake Vineyard nearby, which is also free to enter and a great place to bask in the stunning countryside.

Sunbathe at Bangsaray Beach Although the obvious free thing to do in Pattaya would be to hit the beach, if you have your own transport, we would recommend that you take a 20-minute drive out to Bangsaray Beach for a spot of relaxation and sunbathing. Make sure you take your own towel or beach mat along. Bangsaray Beach is simply stunning, and the views out across the Gulf of Thailand with Pattaya visible in the distance make this one of the best free places to visit in the Pattaya region. Climb the Hill at Wat Phra Khao Yai If you feel a bit energetic and want to see something special, we would suggest you take a stroll to the summit of Pratumnak Hill where you will find the popular temple known

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Weekly 9-Ball Comps & Live Sport @ Legends Pool & Sports Bar

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attaya is such a diverse and exciting place, to not only holiday, but also to live. There is so much to see and do, and you don’t have to go without the things you have become accustomed to in the Western World. Legends Pool & Sports Bar is one of the

city’s most famous venues for playing pool and darts and also as a sports bar with all the biggest and best live sporting events televised each month. When you want to keep in touch with the world of sport, make sure Legends is your first port of call… we always do! Located in a peaceful out-of-the-way position, while still being easy to find on the Pattaya Klang and Third Road intersection, Legends is legendary for being the ultimate pool-playing paradise in Pattaya City. Whether you are by yourself and seek a partner to play pool, or whether you are with friends or even your family, Legends is the place to come to take advantage of their world-class facilities that include 11 Brunswick 9ft Metro Pro Tournament tables and purpose-built darts ochies. Nobody does it better than Legends. 9-Ball Wednesday Handicap Pool Competition If you love playing pool in a tournament type format, Legends is the perfect place for you. Compete with the best players in the city to see how good you really are. Every Wednesday evening from 6pm onwards, you can take part in the 9-Ball Weekly Handicap

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Pool Comp at Legends. The price of entry is only 500 THB per player (including a free drink), and is a double elimination tournament with 5,000 THB added to the prize pot. There is also a winner trophy every week, and a new handicap system. If you play a minimum of 4 weeks out of the 12 weeks the tournament is taking place, you can qualify for the Players Tournament, which really is the biggie. Live Sport @ Legends in January Although Legends is famous for its pool facilities, it has become as equally famous as the best place to watch live sports in the city, and has quite a following for the English Premier League Football Season (EPL). Catch all the English league football matches throughout January at Legends.

You can catch all the best sporting events from around the globe at any time of the day or night in full-English speaking commentary at Legends on their several flatscreen TVs and their gargantuan 150” HD projection screen, which is the biggest and best in the city. This month sees the start of the first Grand Slam tennis event of the year at the Australian Open, and also the 2017 Snooker Master, which is one of the most prestigious snooker comps in the world.


Whether you want to catch the biggest sporting events from around the world in the ultimate sports bar atmosphere, want to test your skills at the weekly 9-ball comp, or simply want to have a relaxing game of pool or darts in the best venue in the city, Legends Pool & Sports Bar is the place to be in Pattaya City.

Legends Pool & Sports Bar Address: 324/10, Pattaya Klang Soi 5, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150, Thailand

Phone: English - 0898 171 084 or 0929 302 595 Thai 038 412 955 or 0806 312 366 Email: legendspoolpattaya@gmail.com Website: www.legendspoolpattaya.com Facebook Fan-Page: legends.pattaya

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