Issue 49 / May 2017
20 MAY TO 27 MAY 2017 CHAWENG BEACHKOH SAMUI
20 MAY TO 27 MAY 2017 HTMS SATTAKUT WRECK KHAO NIAO MA-MUANG WATERPROOF GADGETS
Travel Destination OF MAY HTMS Sattakut Wreck LOMPRAYAH CUSTOMER CARE
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Editor’s Talk Hello, May
Editor in Chief
Hello everyone, nice to talk to you again. Although it’s still summer, but sometime it’s raining. So just take care of yourself.
Every year, the Samui Regatta attracts both famous yachts and knowledgable sailing audiences and experts from all over the world, so we would like to give you some information about it as our Highlight. Furthermore, the column that we think it is interesting is “HTMS Sattakut Wreck Dive”. We provide you the details about great dive site between Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. We hope that you will get the useful information, and also enjoy other interesting stories in this magazine.
Thank you for your kindly support.
Executive Editor Wanitcha Sukchet Tinn Chacalanuwattanapong
Editorial Staff Vorapong Vongvarotai Juntiya Laoniyomthai
Art Director Sakdiphat Jiacharonpong
Graphic Designer Sakdiphat Jiacharonpong Annop Sawatdipol
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20 MAY TO 27 MAY 2017 CHAWENG BEACH KOH SAMUI
samui regatta - 2017 -
Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui One of Asiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and most prestigious regatta events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Samui Regatta will be celebrating its 16th year in 2017. This year, the weeklong event will take place from 20-27 May and the event organisers would like to invite sailing enthusiasts, boat owners and sailors all over Southeast Asia and across the world to converge on Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui, for this annual gathering of boat lovers.
As it has done every year, the Samui Regatta expects to attract both famous yachts and knowledgeable sailing experts from all over the world with sailors from Australia, Europe, and the Americas being invited. Around 500 sea-hardened participants are expected, with approximately 40 boats to join in the big races. The sailing courses will consist of Windward/Leeward, Coastal, and Triangle formats.
Schedule 2017 During the week of the Regatta there are many activities going on in Samui that participants and spectators alike can enjoy. More information on these events will be added shortly so make sure you check back regularly. Fri 19th May 10.00 - 17.00 > Sail Measurement (by appointment only) Sat 20th May 08.00 - 10.00 > Dinghy Fleet Registration 11.00 - 16.00 > Dinghy Fleet Racing - Day 1 15.00 - 17.00 > Main Fleet - Early Registration
Wed 24th May 10.00 - 17.00 > Racing off Chaweng Beach 17.00 - 19.00 > Daily prize giving on Chaweng Beach 19.00 - 21.00 > Mid-Week offsite Party - Venue to be confirmed
Sun 21st May 10.00 - 12.00 > Immigration/Harbour/ Customs - Boat Check-In at Centara Grand Beach Resort, Chaweng Room 1,2 10.00 - 16.00 > Main Fleet Registration at Centara Grand Beach Resort 11.00 - 16.00 > Dinghy Fleet Racing - Day 2 13.00 > Practice Race 17.30 > Skippers Briefing 18.00 - 22.00 > Opening Dinner
Thu 25th May *** Racing - Reserve Day 12.00 - 14.00 > Skippers Lunchtime Meet-up with guest Speaker
Mon 22nd May 10.00 - 17.00 > Racing off Chaweng Beach 17.00 - 19.00 > Daily prize giving on Chaweng Beach
Sat 27th May 10.00 -17.00 > Racing off Chaweng Beach 19.00 - Late > Gala Dinner and Presentations
Tue 23rd May 10.00 - 17.00 > Racing off Chaweng Beach 17.00 - 19.00 > Daily prize giving on Chaweng Beach
Fri 26th May 10.00 - 17.00 > Racing off Chaweng Beach 17.00 - 19.00 > Daily prize giving on Chaweng Beach
Sun 28th May 10.00 -12.00 > Immigration & Customs check-out at Centara Grand Beach Resort, Lamai Room 2 - for departing yachts
HTMS Sattakut Wreck Dive For history lovers and students, we have not forgotten you. HTMS Sattakut is one of Thailandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier wrecks which was sunk on 18th June 2011 near Koh Tao. Furthermore, the landing craft infantry, also known as (LCI) was one of the infamous assault ships during world war two. This artificial reef harbors both of the two historical vessels which has turned into a home for various types of marine life. Additionally, it is the home to barracudas, groupers, schools of fusiliers, blennies and moray eels. For those of you who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done any type of wreck dive, this is a good point to start and is definitely something that is out of the ordinary.
LOCATION OFF Of Koh tao
The Sattakut lays in a sandy area, just south of the dive site Hin Pee Wee. Her Stern lies at a depth of around 30-31 meters and her Bow in 26 meters. Although still relatively new, the dive site boasts an abundance of marine life that has flocked to Sattakut and now calls home. A 15-20 minute boat ride from Crystal Dive the dive site is often the second dive of an advanced dive trip. There are 2 buoy lines on the wreck, attached to the ship itself and there is one more attached to a large concrete block with an extra line, leading to the wreck. HTMS Sattakut is suitable for divers with their Advanced certification or higher, and for penetration a Wreck Specialist certification is required. It is also a popular choice for one of the elective Adventure dives as part of the PADI Advanced Open water diver course.
Highlights HTMS Sattakut Aside from the wreck itself, Grey Reef Shark, Great Barracudas, Pufferfish and various Flatworms.
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Thai dessert for summer
Thai Sweet Sticky Rice With Mango
(Khao Neeo Ma-muang) It’s mango season here in Thailand, and the best way to enjoy them is to pair the sweet fruit with sweet and salty coconut-milk sticky rice. Khao Nieow Ma-muang is a very popular dessert with both Thais and foreign visitors, and the first sweet we’re adding to the site. Enjoy!
Directions 1 Combine the rice and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
Ingredients • 1 1/2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice • 2 cups water • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk • 1 cup white sugar • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup coconut milk • 1 tablespoon white sugar • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1 tablespoon tapioca starch • 3 mangos, peeled and sliced • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
2 While the rice cooks, mix together 1 1/2 cups coconut milk, 1 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil; remove from heat and set aside. Stir the cooked rice into the coconut milk mixture; cover. Allow to cool for 1 hour. 3 Make a sauce by mixing together 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the tapioca starch in a saucepan; bring to a boil. 4 Place the sticky rice on a serving dish. Arrange the mangos on top of the rice. Pour the sauce over the mangos and rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
GLIAW CLIUN CAFE is located near the Central Festival in Phuket. The coffee shop is located inside Lomprayah Bus Terminal. This is a coffee shop with a relaxed atmosphere and this spot is ideal for quick meetings or just plain chilling out. The coffee place offers a range of hot and iced coffees with fresh complementary foods such as sandwiches, croissants and cookies. GLIAW CLIUN CAFE operates are 5 shops throughout the South of Thailand such as Hua Hin, Chumphon, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Phuket.
Lomprayah News & Events Koh Phangan Colormoon Festival 2017 23-27 April @Phangan Battle Ship Thongsala Koh Phangan Colour Moon Festival is set to take place from 23-27 April, 2017 to showcase some of the Unique Local Thai Experiences to be discovered on the island and to celebrate Koh Phangan’s famous coconuts.
Amazing Thailand Road Show to Malaysia and Singapore 2017 Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran Co.,Ltd. joined the “Amazing Thailand Roadshow 2017” to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore between the 23th-27th April.
Thailand Travel & Dive Expo 2017, 11-14 May 2017 @Queen Sirikit National Convention Center Thailand Travel & Dive Expo (TDEX) features major expositions of activities and equipment related to diving and travel. The aim of the show is also to promote and support the tourism industry of Thailand and especially dive and adventure destinations.
Samui Regatta 2017, 20-17 May 2017 @Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui This is going to be a great event, it always is. Seats on the ferries heading in and out of Samui are going to be in high demand over this period, so why not get yourself booked on a ferry early and sail on over to the Samui Regatta! Is there any better way to get to this prestigious sailing event?!