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Issue 19 / February 2013

Things 10 to do in

PHUKET off the Beaten Track

Real Experience in

Phi Phi Islands

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Editor’s Talk Welcome to the Phuket High Season issue of Lomprayah

The largest island off the coast of Thailand, Phuket has long been a popular tourist destination for a variety of reasons. Many explore Phuket’s cultural history, or honor their own Buddhist heritage, by visiting the island’s many wats, or temples. There are others that make a yearly pilgrimage to the island’s resorts to take in the sun, splash in the crystal blue waters or purchase a bolt, or two, of beautiful Thai silk. Whatever the motivation behind your next Phuket holiday, there are several ways to explore this diverse and breathtaking island. Inside of this issue of Lomprayah Magazine, there are also other interesting topics such as 10 Quick Facts about Phuket and 10 Things to do in Phuket off the Beaten Track, Real Story, Phi Phi Islands (Maya Bay) by Ms I-Hua. In Destination Guide, we introduce you to James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. In Place Guide, Bangla Boxing Stadium Patong - The stadium attracts fighters from all over the world to compete in this ancient Thai martial art. In Restaurant Guide, Harbour View Restaurant - which is located at Lomprayah Pier on Koh Samui. Finally, We hope you enjoy this issue of Lomprayah Magazine, The Gulf of Thailand’s leading Leisure, Travel & Lifestyle Magazine. Thank you for your support. Join us on Lomprayah Magazine and Facebook. Photjanard Kantiwong

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Lomprayah Team Editor in Chief

Photjanard Kantiwong

Executive Editor

Wanitcha Sukchet

Editorial Staff

Vorapong Vongvarothai Juntiya Laoniyomthai Nuttavoot Hinjit Jiraporn Boonta Jiwako

Art Director

Methakritsada Wanngoen

Graphic Designer Seattakit Meunnak


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10 QUICK FACTS ABOUT

PHUKET


If you have never been in Phuket before, you probably don’t know what to expect apart from those annoyingly beautiful photos everyone posts everyday on Facebook. If you are not in the mood to search the net for hours and you just want to get an overview, we compiled here 10 Quick Facts about Phuket that will summarize some of the interesting facts. It is not meant to tell you everything you should know, but you will get the big picture in few minutes, maybe enough to know the basics to start, then you can find more detailed information.


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About Phuket

Phuket is both an island and a province, the largest in Thailand and the size of Singapore (539 sq.km, 48 km north to south, 21 km east to west), located on the south west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea and connected to the mainland by the Sarasin Bridge. The currency is the Thai Baht and the electricity is 220 Volt. Most of the population is Buddhist. Phuket has an International Airport mostly deserved by Thai Airways, Air Asia and Nok Air.

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Phuket Name and History

Phuket is pronounced ‘Pooket’ (not: ‘...’) and the original name was Jungceylon, which is the name of the giant ‘Jungceylon Shopping Mall’. Before being ‘Phuket City’ the main town was ‘Thalang’, not far from the airport. The main source of income is tourism, but tin mining put Phuket on the world map all the way back from 16th century. An entire Kathu Mining Museum has been built in a remote location to preserve the tin mine history. Latex, pineapples, frozen fish, cashew nuts and palm oil are also main source of revenue.


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The Beaches of Phuket

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The Main Towns

The nicest sandy beaches are all on the west coast, the most popular ones being of course Patong, Karon, Kata, Kamala and Bangtao, but some are still peaceful in the northern part: Naithon, Maikhao and Haad Sai Gaew. The East coast is covered by mangrove in the north and rocky in the south at the exception of few hidden beaches such as Laem Ka. The east coast offers beautiful view on the nearby islands.

The main town is ‘Phuket City’ but everyone calls it Phuket Town. Thalang Road in the city center has applied to be a UNESCO heritage site with the many Sino Portuguese mansions and shophouses, including some jewels such as the ‘Baan Chinpracha House Museum’, ‘China Inn’, the Thai Hua Museum and the recently renovated ‘Blue Elephant Restaurant’. The second biggest town is Patong Beach and it keeps on growing as you read this.


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The Nightlife

Nightlife is really unique in Phuket, mostly in Patong Beach, but is also very active in Kata Beach and Karon Beach. Almost any beach has its bit of nightlife but ‘Soi Bangla’ is the hottest place on the island. Closing time is supposed to be 2am, but party always continues way beyond. Most popular night venues are the beer bars and the famous Go Go Bars, but also several Night Clubs and a very active gay nightlife.

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Events and Festivals

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival occurs on the 1st to the 9th day of the 9th moon according to the Chinese lunar calendar (october). Songkran in April is an occasion to have fun throwing water at each other for a day and mostly party all night. Loy Kratong on full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar (November) is celebrated by releasing on the water little floats made of leaves, incense and flowers. Old Phuket Festival, end January, and Chinese New Year are the occasion for parades in town. The Phuket Gay Festival April 24 to 28 is also great fun.


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The Landmarks

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The Climate

Phuket highest point is Radar Hill with amazing views of Patong and Chalong, other popular hills include the famous Big Buddha, Kao Rang Hill and Karon Viewpoint. Wat Chalong is the most visited temple and Promthep Cape is the southernmost viewpoint. The Heroine Monument on the way to the airport stands in memory of the two sisters who defeated the burmese in 1785. Some movies shot in Phuket: James bond Island in Phang Nga Bay, On On Hotel in Phuket Town in ‘The Beach’ and Baan Chinpracha was used in Heaven and Earth.

The best time to come is (usually) between December and March and the temperature is around 24˚C. The hottest months are March and April reaching 35˚C when Songkran celebrates the start of the rainy season. The rainy season is (usually) from May to October but you will still get a lot of clear days and a very agreeable temperature, a lot of things to do, not to mention great prices in most hotels. However, the sea is usually rough during this month and swimming is not recommended. Read more


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The Food

Thai food is famous all around the world and trying local restaurants should really be be part of your Thai experience. Phuket food is generally more spicy than in the rest of Thailand. Popular dishes are Tom Yum Koong (Spicy sour prawn soup), Tom Ka Kai (Chicken soup with coconut milk), Som Tam (Green papaya salad), Hor Mok (fish mousse), Kuay Tiew (Noodle soup), Pad Thai and more. If you can’t eat spicy just say “Mai Pet” (not spicy). But best of all, Phuket is famous for its amazing seafood!

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Around Phuket

The amazing limestones cliffs of Phang Nga Bay and the famous James Bond Island are about 75 km North East of Phuket, as well as Koh Panyee, the village entirely built on stilts. Phi Phi Islands are 46 km south east and Similan Islands are 120 km north west of Phuket. Khao Lak is 100 km away along the east coast, past the connecting bridge, while Krabi is 150 km driving along the east coast, past Khaosok National Park.


Things 10 to do in

PHUKET

off the Beaten Track

Like most people you want to visit Phuket but you would prefer to see it from a less known angle, places most people haven’t heard of, and where the chances to meet another tourist are rather thin. Many would say there are no such places in Phuket anymore, but there are! After seventeen years spent on Phuket Island, I found a lot more than you think! So here are some of the little places I rediscovered in the past months and where I spend time when I feel like getting away from it all, and these are just few among many!


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Haad Sai Kaew Beach (North Phuket)

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Wat Srisoonthorn

Haad Sai Gaew, means ‘Glass Sand Beach’ in Thai is a beautiful endless beach located at the very north of Phuket Island. During the high season, The sea over there has a nice blue tone and walking alone for miles, you would never guess you are still in Phuket. It is also home of some great small seafood restaurants.

Wat Srisoonthorn sounds like any another Wat, and since there are maybe 40 of them in Phuket, you might ask what can be different about this one? I has a huge reclining Buddha very visible from the main road, but missed by most visitors.


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Bang Pae Seafood (Phuket East Coast)

Another of our great week end favourite in Phuket. Bang Pae Seafood serves a large choice of delicious and really local dishes. Sit in a perfect nature setting made of huge mangrove trees growing right into the sea and totally out of the beaten tracks.

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Radar Hill View Point

Phuket has quite a few viewpoints but some less visible than others are actually much nicer. The panorama from the ‘Radar Hill’ is simply breathtaking. Once you are up there, you will barely see anyone but locals and you’ll wonder why.


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Wat Kao Rang

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Discover Secret Old Phuket Town

Here is of other sitting Buddha of Phuket, not the Big Buddha but the original and first sitting golden Buddha on the island, built long ago on the hillside of the popular Khao Rang Hill in Phuket Town. Here too, many people don’t even know about this beautiful temple.

Thalang Road is where everyone goes on a Phuket exploration, it’s a nice walk and a must do. But if you too have a passion for old houses, you might want to explore a bit deeper to uncover some amazing mansions still standing right before our eyes, but everyone drive too fast to even notice them. It is so easy to imagine Phuket hundred years ago when standing in front of one of these beautiful mansions.


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Go to Phang Nga

Phang Nga Bay is huge and you can explore it endlessly without meeting any tourists. Stop at the reclining Buddha inside Suwannakuha Cave and its naughty monkeys. Cruise around Phang Nga Bay and visit a renowned water cave. Get a unique glimpse of Koh Panyee daily life by renting your own boat early morning.

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Explore ‘SuperCheap’

This is a shop like you never saw one before! Even shops shop here! And it is also about how you can get lost in their amazing maze of everything you need for your daily life or local business. An experience in itself and you will get a good glimpse on what people use for their everyday life.


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Laem Ka Beach (South East Coast)

Laem Ka Beach, in the very south of Phuket near Rawai is a beautiful little gem hidden from view, only the ones in the know might find it. But you have to be a bit curious or adventurous to get something different and obviously some did their homework since I found about fifteen people lazyng on sun loungers.

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Mor Mu Dong (South East Coast)

Thalang Road is where everyone goes on a Phuket exploration, it’s a nice walk and a must do. But if you too have a passion for old houses, you might want to explore a bit deeper to uncover some amazing mansions still standing right before our eyes, but everyone drive too fast to even notice them. It is so easy to imagine Phuket hundred years ago when standing in front of one of these beautiful mansions.


Destination Guide

JAMES BOND

BAY Phang Nga Bay

James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. This area is a popular destination for sailing as well as kayaking. Most of the organized tours to James Bond Island are combined with a visit to other popular islands and usually include a stop for a seafood lunch at the charming Koh Panyee – a nearby Muslim fishing village on stilts. Even though tour companies usually hand out plastic bags to protect your camera it really is best to bring along a snap-shut waterproof camera bag. If you want to have more freedom, you can rent a long-tail boat from Surakul Pier in Phang Nga for less than 2,000 baht for a good three to four hours. The boat can carry up to ten people.


Place Guide

Bangla

Boxing Stadium Patong Choice of one of boxing. Bangla Boxing Stadium is widely known. The stadium’s Tiger Telematics, Hi Phuket People are known. Non-specific, but Thai people only. Foreigners are known worldwide, and most who come here to fight. The Bangla Boxing Stadium. Stage is one of the leading standard that can be used to present the world championships in architecture major at all. The problem, which takes two years to rot - Virat Rattana W. Wong had taken “I Candy” Oh, catchy lyrics, CP Marsh CHR interface. The defending champion and world 105-pound World Boxing Council’s “old Java” Muhammad was once Rush had that Bangla Stadium Dagraebidtaewolk! Opening Hours: Every Friday, Sunday and BigMatch Wednesday night starting around 9:00pm and carrying on close to midnight. Location: Soi Bangla in Patong Beach (Phuket)

The stadium attracts fighters from all over the world to compete in this ancient Thai martial art.


Restaurant Guide

Harbour View Restaurant Which is located at Lomprayah Pier, near Wat Napralan, overlooking the sea and the island of Koh Phangan. The restaurant served for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks. All customers will be experienced a wide selection of Thai cuisine, Fresh seafood and International Specialties. It should leave your palate mouth watering. Open : Daily Address : At Lomplayar Pier, near Wat Napralan, Tambon Mae Nam, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84330 Thailand


Real Story

Phi Phi Islands (M ay a Bay) THAILAND :

By Ms I-Hua On November 12, 2012 Well. Neither the Boy or I have managed to become gazillionaires lately nor have we managed to be any good at punting at horse racing, so I guess we’ll have to stick by our day jobs just that little bit longer *sigh* What’s not too bad, is that we will be going on our honeymoon soon! BIG YAY! But before that, we thought we had better put up more pictures from our last (and first) romantic getaway to the Land of Smiles. From where we left off the last time, I was gazing off into the beautiful landscape and the horizon of the Phi Phi Islands. We finally made it to Maya Bay. Clear blue unconditionally skies (yes, I ripped that line from TLC) and the softest white sand that you can ever imagine. If you can’t quite see it in your mind’s eye, let me just say, it’s akin to walking on a beach of baby talcum powder. It was that soft and that beautiful, I wanted to take some home with me to scatter on the verandah.

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If you have watched the movie The Beach before, the area we were at, was apparently where they filmed dear old Leo fighting off a shark attack. Having never seen the movie, that little piece of information floated right out my head as we were there. The picture above doesn’t do justice to the majestic towering walls that surround the bay, and it is not until you are passing by via speedboat that you are hit by how tiny you actually are in the scale of things. Due to the popularity of Maya Bay, unfortunately it isn’t as tranquil as we would have liked it to be. We were only one party to around 30 speedboats in the area at any given time. The best time to visit Maya Bay is during the months of November to April. If you are looking to avoid the crazy bucket loads of tourist lining the sand and the shaded alcoves by the beach, then come early in the morning or stay a little past 5pm to enjoy the bay in all its glory. We were keen to take the short trek from the beach side of the bay to the back of the island where the parts of the movie The Beach was filmed. As I was lured by the softness of the sand, I decided to leave my slippers on the boat and run along the trek with the Boy to the inlet at the back. Bad idea. The tiny lagoon that led up to the rickety steps facing the rather choppy waves on the unprotected part of the island were strewn with broken sea shells, making me wince every step of the way.

The Boy and I laughed as we look back at our pictures. We took too many pictures of the beautiful horizon and clear blue water surrounding, so much so that we forgot to take actual pictures of the beach itself! I think at the time, we figured that the beach wouldn’t be that pretty in pictures so we took plenty of happy snaps of what we were looking at, failing to capture the places we were standing on (we also were trying to avoid taking pictures of nearly naked people on the beach :O). Oh, what I would give to go back to Maya Bay one more time! Await for me thy beautiful sandy beach. We will return one day


Horoscope

Predictions for the month of

February 2013 By Mr.

Aries: Money and family are the twins who ride you hard and spur you to glorious achievements. Buying/selling/leasing/borrowing/funding hold the key to a happy you. While romance is possible, it will be sporadic and sudden. Gemini: Be practical,work hard and be scrupulously honest. Avoid judging or criticising others too harshly though. Romantic relationships work best if you enjoy shared activities. Leo: Take care of your health. A new romance is possible. Do not be taken in by false promises. Use your imagination and will to get what you desire and expect. Libra: You are in a mood to gamble. If you compute the odds carefully and go for safe options, the pay off would be great, though not for very long. Younger relations rely on your support and so give it freely. A work matter should be resolved amicably. Sagittarius: A month of gains and financial transactions, trips and ties to loans, funds, investments and capital formation. Buying and selling are the highlights. With Moon exerting its influence on your house of marriage, there is a chance to settle outstanding matrimonial questions. Aquarius: An excellent month to travel, publicise your wares and boost your image. Matters related to home, family, vehicles, property, jewellery, shop, office etc receive a great fillip.

Rup Krishen Baqaya

Taurus: Sun and Mars give you a fillip,the imaginative brilliance,the intuitive hold on things so necessary to speed ahead and become a winner. Be it music, science, research, construction work, housing, management, you should forge ahead. In love,passions remain high. Cancer: Prosperous planets are on the move-at last. It is an ideal time for a business venture or two. Go for long term investments and serious purchases rather than luxuries or immediate gains. Many Cancerians are in for a change of direction, both in their personal and professional lives. It will be for the better. Virgo: Time to start or expand business. Prepare to make money, have plans, commute and contact. Cut away the frills and concentrate on what is important. In the midst of this all, you will enjoy life to the full. Scorpio: This is an excellent month to marry, mate, coordinate, collaborate, build a house, renovate, move and reach out to others. Avoid getting too emotional. There will be a brief upturn in finances towards the later part of the month. Capricorn: The focus will be on family values, finance and personal relationships. Children, hobbies, creative pursuits keep you engaged. It is also time to ask for favours, so step out in style. Good events are foretold. Pisces: You seem to be on the move. A bunch of powerful planets is aligned with your house of foreign travel, suggesting that distant parts are calling. Life will be fun and pleasure. Keep an eye open for adventurous opportuni-


Special

The first national Women’s Day was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. In August 1910, an International Women’s Conference was organized to precede the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen. Inspired in part by the American socialists, German Socialist Luise Zietz proposed the establishment of an annual ‘International Woman’s Day’ (singular) and was seconded by communist Clara Zetkin, although no date was specified at that conference. Delegates (100 women from 17 countries) agreed with the idea as a strategy to promote equal rights, including suffrage, for women. The following year, on 18 March 1911, IWD was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In the AustroHungarian Empire alone, there were 300 demonstrations. In Vienna, women paraded on the Ringstrasse and carried banners honouring the martyrs of the Paris Commune. Women demanded that women be given the right to vote and to hold public office. They also protested against employment sex discrimination. Americans continued to celebrate National Women’s Day on the last Sunday in February. In 1913 Russian women observed their first International Women’s Day on the last Sunday in February (by Julian calendar then used in Russia). In 1917 demonstrations marking International Women’s Day in Saint Petersburg on the last Sunday in February (which fell on 8 March on the Gregorian calendar) initiated the February Revolution.


Following the October Revolution, the Bolshevik Alexandra Kollontai persuaded Vladimir Lenin to make it an official holiday in the Soviet Union, and it was established, but was a working day until 1965. On May 8, 1965 by the decree of the USSR Presidium of the Supreme Soviet International Women’s Day was declared a non-working day in the USSR “in commemoration of the outstanding merits of Soviet women in communistic construction, in the defence of their Fatherland during the Great Patriotic War, in their heroism and selflessness at the front and in the rear, and also marking the great contribution of women to strengthening friendship between peoples, and the struggle for peace. But still, women’s day must be celebrated as are other holidays.”

From its official adoption in Russia following the Soviet Revolution in 1917 the holiday was predominantly celebrated in communist and socialist countries. It was celebrated by the communists in China from 1922, and by Spanish communists from 1936.[6] After the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949 the state council proclaimed on December 23 that March 8 would be made an official holiday with women in China given a half-day off, though today’s young women in college or before motherhood are increasingly reluctant to celebrate it for the suggestion of the term ‘women’ of youth ended, prettiness lost, and relational liberty restricted. In the West, International Women’s Day was first observed as a popular event after 1977 when the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace.


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BIKINI-BODY

CHALLENGE

PART II

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Squats or lunges are a surefire way to firm your glutes—doing two sets of them with 12 to 15 repetitions will suffice (add light hand weights for more of a workout). To stay centered, focus on pressing down through the heels while pushing your hips back, which will place rightful emphasis on your glutes and hamstrings. Another way to squeeze in tush-firming exercise: Choose steps over the elevator and/or do a hard-core stair workout at home, running up and down as fast as you can for 30 seconds, then slow-climbing for two minutes (repeat this routine for a half hour).

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While nothing can beat the heady jolt of a good cup of joe, we asked Garcia to spill the beans on a healthier way to get your daily caffeine fix: green tea. “Coffee increases cravings. It can control appetite in the moment, but it will cause you to be hungrier in the long run—it makes your blood sugar shoot up, then crash hours later.” Green tea, on the other hand, is a powerful antioxidant and natural diuretic that can “help control your cravings and raise your metabolism.” Garcia recommends drinking up to four cups daily.


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Apply Anticellulite Cream Despite the fat-busting potential of a good workout, putting in time on the treadmill doesn’t always banish cellulite in areas like the upper thighs. Supplement your routine with an anticellulite cream. Though the visible results may not last longer than 24 hours, anticellulite formulas that contain caffeine, seaweed, herbs, spices, and/or bioflavonoids can temporarily diminish dimples. An anticellulite lotion with selftanner will be especially effective, since darkening the skin creates an optical illusion. “Darker skin absorbs more light than it reflects, and so the surface appears smoother to the eye,” says Meredith Baraf, Victoria’s Secret bronzing expert. Toning sunless tanners to try: Tarte CelluFIGHT Anti-Cellulite Self-Tanner (contains plant extracts and caffeine) and the new DuWop Clear Revolution Shimmering Self-Tanner (infused with arnica and calendula extracts). Sip Red Wine, not Beer Vino need not be relegated to special occasions. “Red wine is soothing, and it’s also good for your heart,” says Garcia about the antioxidant-packed beverage. And body-conscious oenophiles are in luck: According to a recent study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, light to moderate alcohol consumption—especially red wine—is not only good for the heart, it’s also good for the waistline. Though a glass of wine contains about 150 calories, subjects who drank one to two glasses per day over the course of 13 years gained less weight than nondrinkers (of the 19,220 participants, the risk of obesity was 30 percent lower for wine consumers). A potential explanation? Resveratrol, a compound present in grapes and red wine, appears to inhibit the development of fat cells.

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If you want a dancer’s body, then take a cue from ballerinas’ rigorous routines. Try this thigh-toning barre exercise: Standing straight and facing forward, slowly lift one leg at a 90-degree angle, keeping it stiff and pointing toes. Do this eight to 12 times, repeating the exercise to the side and back, switching sides to work out your other leg. For firm inner thighs, Kirsch recommends pliés (three sets of 15). Here’s how: Stand with legs wide and toes pointed outward, slowly bending knees until they’re over your ankles. Next, gradually straighten legs and pull your body back up through your core. When bending legs, arms should float upward until they’re parallel to the floor; as you straighten, arms should move back down to your sides. For the ultimate thigh workout outdoors, go biking. Cut Back on Starchy Grains “Wheat tends to bloat you—it makes you hold water, it inflames you, it makes you gassier, and it increases cravings. It’s one of the most important foods to limit on the menu,” says Garcia. Eating a healthy starch like a slice of whole grain bread or cup of steamed brown rice at lunchtime is okay, but avoid white bread at all costs, adds Kirsch.

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Push-ups might be old-school, but they get the job done and don’t require any weights or equipment. To do the perfect push-up, Kirsch says to start out in front of a mirror so you can check your alignment—hands should be directly under shoulders and lined up with your chest. Also, make sure your stomach is taut and that your shoulders and neck are relaxed. “Use your triceps to help execute,”


says Kirsch in Abs & Arms. “Make sure you feel them engage.” Another arm-toning exercise that you can do on the fly: shoulder rotations (these will work your deltoids, the rounded muscles forming the contour of your shoulders). Standing with feet hip-width apart, raise arms out to sides slightly below shoulder level, palms facing up and fingers spread apart. Reaching outward with your fingers, rotate arms forward at shoulder joint until palms face backward. Rotate arms back to start position; repeat 30 times.

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Fill Up on Good Fats “After water, fat is the most abundant substance in your body. Fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet and are the building blocks for cell membranes, hormones, and prostaglandins,” says dermatologist and wellness expert Nicholas Perricone, MD. But before you dig into that fettuccine Alfredo, take note: The type of fat you ingest is key, so stick with the “good” fats—the essential fatty acids found in avocado and virgin olive oil. And when it comes to more “bad” fats like cheese, consume in moderation.

DAY Pack On Protein

Besides being necessary to build lean muscle, protein is a potent calorie-burner because your body has to work hard to digest it. Since protein stays in your stomach longer, you also feel fuller longer, making you less likely to find refuge in sweets and greasy foods. Wiatt, who works with svelte stars like Jennifer Aniston and Fergie, encourages women to eat 8 to 10 ounces of protein, preferably from fish, three to four times a week. Beans, nuts, eggs, and vegetable sources like soy and tofu are also great proteins, says Kirsch.

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Don’t Skip Breakfast Barely have time to unwrap a granola bar before work? We know the feeling. But never underestimate the benefits of jump-starting your day with a protein-rich breakfast. An eight-week study done by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University System found that those who ate an eggs-and-toast combo versus bagel and cream cheese reduced their waists by 83 percent more. Investigators also found that subjects who ate eggs in the morning instead of a bagel went on to consume fewer calories over the next 24 hours. Kirsch recommends an egg white omelet or protein shake.

Be Green Eat your spinach! In Abs & Arms, Kirsch calls spinach, broccoli, and asparagus “the dieting MVP” because of their nutrient-dense quality (each contain loads of antioxidants, vitamins, calcium, iron, and folic acid). Bonus: “They’re very filling and relatively low in calories. They’re also void of sugar, which can bloat you,” says Kirsch.

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Lompraya News Group of Revenue Department Bangkok Area 21 The program to strengthen and improve operational efficiency by Revenue Department Bangkok Area 21 at Koh Tao Hillside Resort on 25 - 27 February 2013

Date : 25 - 27 February 2013 Location : Koh Tao Hillside Resort

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Date : 2 - 4 March 2013 Location : Koh Tao Hillside Resort

Lomprayah Booth at 27th Thai Tiew Thai 2013 Lomprayah recently launched special rates for Thai residents at the travel fair, 27th Thai Tiew Thai 2013. Explore the exclusiveness of this getaway haven at QSNCC Booth no. C213 between 21 and 24 February 2013.

Date : 21 - 24 February 2013 Location : The Queen Sirikit Convention Center


Global News Date: 6-10, March 2013 Venue : Messe Berlin (D-14055 Berlin, Messedamm 22) Opening hours: Trade visitors : 6-10 March 2013, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. General public : 9-10 March 2013, 10 a.m-6 p.m.

ITB Berlin 2013 - The World’s Leading Travel Trade ShowTrade Show ITB Berlin 2013 travel trade show is coming soon where The Aquincum Hotel Budapest will be present on common stand with Hungarian National Tourist Office. Visit our stand and play with us: Tell us the following word “wellness“ at our stand personally and we will surprise you with a small gift. Last year 187 countries took part in ITB Berlin 2013 representing all the continents while there were more than 110 000 trade visitors, almost 40% from abroad. The organizers hope that these data will remain nearly the same in 2013.

Hong Kong decorated with lights to greet Lantern Festiva A citizen walks in front of a lantern creation in Hong Kong, south China, Feb. 21, 2013. As China’s Lantern Festival falls on Feb. 24 this year, the square outside the Hong Kong Cultural Center were decorated with various lights, which attracted citizens and tourists.


Tip to Trip

Tips to Spend

Luxurious Vacation in

PHUKET Phuket is one of the famous island in Thailand which located around the Andaman sea. Phuket is a well known tourist destination with warm weather all year round. This island can be your destination for having a family vacation, golf vacation, romantic vacation or shopping vacation. But did you knew that Phuket can also be your destination of luxurious vacation? How to get luxurious vacation in Phuket? Here how.

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Buy a beach front villa in Phuket. Beachfront villas in Phuket can range from a bargain to expensive. Though some of the beachfront properties here considered cheap but it will have about the same beauty as the most luxurious ones. Just look for area which is less famous in Phuket you will get a beachfront villa considerably in more affordable price tag.

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If buying a villa is not your option then rent one. Renting a beach front villa on your vacation in Phuket is the best option to have more privacy on your vacation. The price will be not more expensive than an all inclusive package in a hotel. Instead of having to pay tax and services for every meal your take or having to eat buffet food everyday, on private villa you can cook your own meal or have someone do it for you. Charter a luxury yacht. If you want to be more in style then just book a private yacht. There are many affordable option of luxury yacht in Phuket and one of them could be match with your needs and your budget. The wonderful thing about Phuket is no matter what is your budget, preferences and other requirements, there is someone who will be able to provide exactly what are you looking for.

Contact Phuket vacation specialist you can done this by going online. Just search what are the things you need to have and do in Phuket, however iit is a lot easier if you have the Phuket vacation specialist to do it for you. This will save you time and money because they will do some of the serious work and effort to plan a luxurious vacation for you.

Lomprayah in Magazine Issue 19 (02/2013) www.facebook.com/lomprayah  

Inside of this issue of Lomprayah Magazine, there are also other interesting topics such as 10 Quick Facts about Phuket and 10 Things to do...

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