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Issue 8 / Volume 04 / August 2016


M R . N AT I O N A L T H A I L A N D 2016 • L E T’S G O – P E N A N G , M A L AY S I A L E T’S S TAY – T H E E A S T E R N & O R I E N TA L H O T E L O C E A N M A R I N A PAT TAYA B O AT S H O W


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Dear Reader Welcome to Issue 8, Volume 4. Last year we traveled to the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat show to report first hand on this yachting spectacle. It was a fun weekend on the water and this month on page 40 we get you prepped for this year’s boat show happening November 24th thru the 27th. Pull out your boat shoes and get ready to board. Next up we take you Bangkok for the Mr. National Thailand 2016 Competition. Hosted and organized by the owners of this magazine, HOT Hua Hin Co. Ltd, the pageant saw 20 candidates vying for six titles to represent Thailand on the International stage in competitions being held in Malaysia, the Philippine’s and Myanmar. Take a front row seat on page 44 and find out who the winners were. I’ve said it time and time again, one of the great things about living where we do is that in an hour or two you can be in so many great and interesting destinations. This month, case in point, we take you to the island of Penang Malaysia. Just an hour and forty minutes away by air from Bkk’s International airport, Penang is an island steeped in history with part of it being designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also very well known for its flavorful cuisine. Turn to page 58 to find out why UNESCO gave it World Heritage status and why you should go there. When visiting Penang, we’ve found the perfect hotel for you to stay, the Eastern and Oriental Hotel. Also steeped in History, this amazing property first opened its doors over 125 years ago. Welcoming movie stars, novelists and poets, it’s guest registry reads like a “Who’s Who.” On page 52 find out why the Sultan of Brunei decided to make the E & O his home away from home just last year. Those are just a few of the stories you’ll find inside this month’s issue. As always, thank you for picking us up and we hope you enjoy the read.


Tanya Siri Vijitsomphong Editor, HOT Magazine


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L et’s Meet, Phanuphan Buasuang


Let’s Eat, Hua Hin La Grappa


Hot Around Hua Hin


True Arena News

32 Chiva-Som Celebrates 21 Years 34

Hot Around Bangkok

40 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 44

Mr. National Thailand 2016


L et’s Go, Penang


Let’s Stay, Eastern & Oriental Hotel

66 Let’s Eat Bangkok, Kisso 72

Let’s Check In, Jim Thompson Museum


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L et’s Meet,

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WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME AND AGE? My name is Phanuphan Buasuang. I feel like 45, but I am actually only 35 years old. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT JOB POSITION? General Manager of Amari Hua Hin HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN HUA HIN OR BEEN COMING TO HUA HIN? I used to work in Hua Hin about eight years ago in the hospitality field. Then I moved to Bangkok for four years. During that period, I regularly visit Hua Hin, at least once a month, since I have a home here in Hua Hin. WHAT DID YOU KNOW ABOUT HUA HIN BEFORE YOU MOVED HERE? I knew that it is a quiet and charming city with a very beautiful and peaceful beach, not too far from Bangkok. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION? To provide the best Thai hospitality service to guests from all around the world. I like taking care of them, making them feel at home by providing excellent service, especially when travelling from other countries. WHAT DO YOU LIKE LEAST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION? Any form circumstance that could affect the tourism business in our country, i.e. political situation WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT HUA HIN? I like everything here in Hua Hin; quiet and peaceful, not so much traffic (of course, if it’s not on a weekend). But


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what’s most important is that Hua Hin is the living city of our beloved king, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND WHY? (PLEASE DON’T PROMOTE YOUR OWN RESTAURANTS.) I would like to share my secret place – it’s Mamma Mia restaurant, a good place for pizza and steak. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME AND WHY? I like spending a quality time with my family, especially my little, 15-month-old daughter, Kathy. I enjoy taking them out for local sightseeing. WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO NEWCOMERS TO DO IN HUA HIN AND WHY? Depending on what they like, we do have many attractions to recommend to guests, such as Vana Nava, Hua Hin Vineyard, Wat Huay Mongkol temple and the new, upcoming shopping complex, Blu Port. TELL US A SURPRISING FACT THAT THE PUBLIC MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU? I graduated with two master’s degrees when I was only 25 years old. WHAT IS THE MOST OUTLANDISH THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE AND WHY? This is such a difficult question, but the most exciting thing I ever did was skydiving. I jumped off a plane with my wing commander, who was a relative of mine.

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L et’s Eat, Hua Hin


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n December of 2014 we dined at the Black Mountain Gourmet Restaurant and afterwards I proclaimed it was the best meal I’ve ever been served in Hua Hin. Sadly, this high end eatery has closed but the good news is that their Chef, Chef Luigi Sica, responsible for the masterpieces coming out of the kitchen, has relocated to the La Grappa Ristorante nearby. The venerable La Grappa first opened its doors in 2003 and has consistently been mentioned as one of the very top restaurants in Hua Hin ever since. We first featured La Grappa in an article that appeared in our November 2014 issue that ran with the title “La Grappa, Obscenely Good Food”, and it was. But, with Chef Luigi creating the plates leaving the kitchen, “obscene” has transcended to a new level. Luigi is just 35 and comes from the small town of Como in northern Italy, near the lake by the same name, made famous by its Hollywood resident George Clooney. Luigi says he was born with the passion of cooking and that when he cooks something he always uses his heart. He says that is the most important part for him, otherwise his preparations would lack taste, flavor and aspect. The night we visited La Grappa, Chef Luigi had prepared a Degustation dinner for us and we also ordered a few additional items off of the menu for a total of nine courses. Degustation is a French culinary term that refers to sampling an array of small dishes served one after the other. In order of table appearance, we were served; A selection of raw and cooked marinated seafood. A pumpkin cream soup with Gorgonzola cheese foam and crumble of Disaronno amaretto. Homemade veal ravioli with Parmesan cheese fondue, shaved of black truffle and Alba white truffle foam. A spaghetti square with White Sea bass ragout, Hua Hin rock lobster and candied lemon skin. A seabass fillet baked Mediterranean style served with cherry tomatoes, artichokes, black olives and mixed vegetables. Australian black angus tenderloin Rossini style with fresh baby spinach, roasted potatoes and Madeira wine truffle sauce Chocolate lava cake with a decadent creamy heart served with white coffee Ice cream and crispy caramelized almonds. Fan of cooked pears with cinnamon Ice cream and Chianti red wine reduction. Rum babà served with vanilla cream and fresh strawberries. All of the dishes above are from La

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Grappa’s ala carte’ menu but can also be served degustation style with a little advanced notice. Degustation menus are a popular option in restaurants today, particularly high-caliber establishments, allowing the chef to showcase his or her signature dishes and techniques. A degustation meal often takes place over the course of several hours and ours certainly did. Our reservation was for 7pm and it was 10:30 when we finally said good-bye to Luigi after a good-night limoncello. Although we certainly had no room for pizza, we’ll be back to La Grappa to try theirs. Luigi says he makes good pizza in La Grappa’s wood fired oven using only top quality ingredients from Italy. Luigi says he would “like to invite all to La Grappa who have never come to taste my culinary specialties,” and after spending three and a half hours thoroughly enjoying each course that came out of his kitchen we highly recommend that you do. La Grappa Italian Restaurant Pizzeria 20/5 Poolsuk Rd, Hua Hin, Prachaubkirikhan, 77110 Tel +66 (0) 32 516 510, 080-0596901


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HOT AROUND HUA HIN 5 COURSE WINE PAIRING DINNER Hua Hin’s RED Piano restaurant was the place to be on Friday night July 22nd when they held their second wine dinner. The sold out affair paired chef Ian Jones masterful cooking with the Chilean Wines of Casillero Del Diablo. My personal experience with wine dinners is that there are usually some hits that are served with a few misses but Chef Ian was firing on all cylinders and those in attendance were loving what was coming out of his kitchen. Civility was in the air as a glass of sparkling Casillero Del Diablo Devil’s Brut was served to everyone walking across the threshold and then it was time for the feast to begin. Chef Ian started us off with a White Asparagus and Goats cheese soup with a dash of truffle oil, paired with Casillero Del Diablo’s Sauvignon Blanc 2013. Normally, I am not a soup person but this was really flavorful and something I would definitely order again.

In honor of Hua Hin’s Beachyness, it was seafood that next made an appearance. Course two was a combination of Chilled Fin Claire Oysters along with Smoked Salmon with a horseradish cream sauce. A Casillero Del Diablo Chardonnay 2013 accompanied. Moving inland, Chef Ian graced us with a Duck and Chantrel Mushroom Risotto served up with a CDD CDD Pinot Noir 2012 which was followed by the main entrée, a Roasted Black Angus Tenderloin with Sweet and Sour Caponata along with a Fennel Salad, paired to a CDD Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. Thinking I could not eat anything more, desert was placed before me. Thankfully it was a light platter of Tallaggio and Brie Cheese with a Pineapple Chutney and a final pour of a CDD Diablo Merlot 2013. As mentioned, RED Piano does not put on wine dinners often, but when they do, they shouldn’t be missed. For reservations call 032 900 510 or 087 158 3786. Email, manager@ redpianohuahin.com 18

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HOT AROUND HUA HIN XI'AN FEAST AT INAZIA Xi’an is one of China’s oldest cities and is the oldest of the four great ancient capitals of China. It is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the famous Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. On July 8, 2016, the Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa invited Master Chef Charles & Master Chef Alex from the city’s most renowned 5-star hotel, The Westin XI’AN to prepare a Xi’an feast for its special guests. The Chef pair prepared Biang Biang noodles and many more delicious cuisines at the Sheraton’s Award winning InAzia Restaurant. Chef Charles and Chef Alex created the atmosphere of an ordinary Chinese restaurant with the slight sound of Chinese melodies and the best Chinese cuisines the Westin XI’AN has to offer. In addition to the aforementioned Biang Biang noodles; one of the ten strange wonders in Shaanxi province, guests were also served Liang Pi; rice noodles combined with great chili oil and vinegar, A highlight of the evening was the Rou Jia Mo, XI’AN’s specialty Chinese hamburger. Rou Jia Mo, means "meat burger" or "meat sandwich," and is a Chinese street food originating from the Shaanxi Province which is now widely consumed all over China. It has been noted that this meat filled-bun recipe dates back to the Qin Dynasty, possibly making the Chinese Rou Jia Mo the world’s oldest hamburger or sandwich.

Other delicious dishes prepared included, Chilled Chang’an Sweet & Sour Fish Slice, Chinese Seafood Hot & Sour Soup, Braised Chicken, Fried Mutton with Cumin, Ordinary Chang’an Style Fish and Mixed Fruit Coconut Sago. Well satisfied guests of the Sheraton’s special dinner commented that they felt like they were actually sitting and eating in China. To keep up to date on other special events happening at the Sheraton Hua Hin Resort stay in touch with their different internet sites; www.sheraton. com/huahin, www.sheratonhuahin.com and www.facebook.com/huahin.

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HOT AROUND HUA HIN SWISS NATIONAL DAY AT THE MARRIOTT HUA HIN RESORT The Federal Charter (Bundesbrief) of 1291 opens with the words “In the year of the lord 1291, at the beginning of the month of August”. The Bundesbrief document unified three cantons in the area of modern-day Switzerland and is considered one of the country's most important founding documents. There are celebrations in communities all around Switzerland. In most cases, the official ceremonies include a prayer and the singing of the Swiss national anthem (the Schweizerpsalm). At 8:00 p.m. church bells ring throughout the country. The Bundesfeier is a public holiday in all of Switzerland. Offices, banks, schools and businesses are closed. Public transport runs on a reduced schedule. Many may not know, but Hua Hin has a huge Swiss Community and they weren’t about to let the 725th Swiss National Day go unnoticed. Although officially on August 1st, Swiss National Day was celebrated in Hua Hin on August 2nd to accommodate the schedule of Switzerland’s Ambassador to Thailand, His Excellency Ivo Sieber. Two hundred and six Swiss and friends of Switzerland, including 43 Rotarian’s, attended a raucous party held in the ballroom of the Marriott Hua Hin Resort. Organized by the Grande Dame

of Hua Hin herself, Khun Lizzy, along with the Marriott Hua Hin Resort, it was a night filled with great friendship, food, entertainment and an abundance of wine. The top VIP was of course the Swiss Ambassador who only the day before hosted a large Swiss National Day party at his embassy in Bangkok. Other guests of note included Khun Suvit Reanroogruang Past President of the Rotary Club of Hua Hin and Advisor to the Mayor, Mr. Andrew Elliot, Head of School, Da Vinci International School, Mr. Ari Parnanen, Public Relations, Da Vinci International School and Michael Kehnscherper, Board of the Tourism Association of Prachuap Khiri Khan (TAP) as well as the translator for the evening translating Thai, English and German. Marriott G.M. Goetz Bauer, a proud Swiss himself, was away on holiday so the Marriott’s Director of Rooms, Alexander Schoell took to the podium to officially welcome all of the guests. The Marriott’s P.R. Executive, “Par Excellence,” Ms. Gina Sansoni, also Swiss, did her best to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves and felt welcome. You can bet that the 726th Swiss National Day will be celebrated in Hua Hin next year and if it is even half as much fun as this year’s, you’ll want to be sure to mark it on your social calendar.


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THE MED COMES TO THE INTERCONTINENAL HUA HIN RESORT’S AZURE RESTAURANT The InterContinental Hua Hin Resort’s Executive Chef, Riccardo Ioanna, is working his magic once again. We first profiled Riccardo back in April when he was fairly new in his position. Before arriving in Hua Hin Riccardo was at the InterContinental Resort in Bali and prior to that he was Chef on the World Cruise ship, the largest residential cruise ship in the world.

Set amid elegant decorative elements and table settings, Azure’s new innovative menu of Mediterranean favourites has been skillfully prepared and features beautifully presented dishes made with fresh seasonal ingredients. In keeping with the reputation of Mediterranean cuisine as healthy faire, the menu likewise includes a number of light and nutritious options.

One of Riccardo’s first acts as Executive Chef was to fine tune the InterCon’s Sunday Brunch experience which is held at their beachfront Azure Restaurant. Riccardo added more starters and international cuisine and made sure that all items, whether local or imported were carefully selected for freshness.

Chef Riccardo has created dishes highlighting the region’s diverse ingredients and cooking styles, his influences ranging across Italy to French Provence, on to Spain and into Greece – in short, all that’s considered Mediterranean cuisine. Expect your seafood and pasta to be enhanced by fresh aubergines, peppers and tomatoes and enlivened by garlic as well as by, of course, olive oil. These and many other ingredients including a wide array of spices achieve the distinctive flavour combinations for which Mediterranean cuisine is renowned throughout the

Riccardo’s most recent focus has been to revamp the dinner menu at Azure and he has done so masterfully. Now when entering the stylish seaside eatery, you will be enticed by the aromas of the Mediterranean.

world. Highlights from the new menu include Gratinated Jumbo Prawns wrapped with Parma ham and dusted in mixed-herb breadcrumbs, served with marinated green zucchini and pumpkin salad with green peas and garlic purée; Vintage Aquitaine Caviar served with Blinis, scallion, shallot, hard boil egg, sour cream and a beluga vodka shot on ice leaves curving; Wagyu Beef Tenderloin in Porcini Crust served with Potato Anna and buttered baby carrots with Madeira and Porto wine reduction and more on the menu. When it comes to restaurants in Hua Hin it seems like they are limitless, but, when scaling the list down to fine dining in a beautiful setting there are only a handful and Azure is one of them. Azure restaurant at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort serves dinner from 6.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. For reservations call 032 616 999.

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HOT AROUND HUA HIN MAITREE YAIPUN, CHIEF CONCIERGE INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN RESORT InterContinental Hua Hin Resort, on the Gulf of Thailand and combining modern luxury with coastal village charm, is delighted to introduce Chief Concierge Mr Maitree ‘Mike’ Yaipun. Mike is truly ‘In the Know’ when it comes to providing information for guests and assisting them in whatever way he can. He has worked in the hospitality industry for 16 years, taking on his first concierge-related position in 2004 when he became a concierge officer at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok; by 2009 he had worked his way up to assistant chief concierge of the hotel. He later continued his career at W Bangkok hotel, then at Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort Koh Samui, as a Chief Concierge, before returning to W Bangkok in 2015 as W Insider. Mike joined InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

in July 2016, and in a very short time has proved himself a fast learner and quick study. Despite never having lived in Hua Hin, he’s already the person to ask if you have a question or request regarding Thailand’s premier beachside town, as well as, of course, if you want to know anything about the resort itself including all facilities and services. Mike is a “Les Clefs d'Or” member as well. Les Clefs d’Or, pronounced "lay clay door," is French and literally translates as "keys of gold." The crossed gold keys on their members’ lapels are the international symbol that confirms that you’re dealing with an experienced concierge, who through their vast contacts are able to open doors that no others can. The InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is the only resort in Hua Hin to have a “Les Clefs d'Or” member.

PUTAHRACSA HUA HIN WINS WORLD'S TOP-50 HOTEL AWARD PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION FROM HOTELS.COM Putahracsa Hua Hin has been named a Top 50 Beach winner and have achieved outstanding guest review ratings from customers around the world by Hotels.com. The elite recognitions are based upon strict criteria that include guest ratings and reviews. 24

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Put the glow back to your skin and a big smile on your face, with a visit to Breeze Spa. Breeze Spa at Amari Hua Hin has captured an Asian secret in restoring silkiness to the skin. “A Sweeter Way to Glow” is a natural skin renewal treatment that perfectly blends organically derived honey and milk, to intensify moisture, making the skin firmer and more luminous. With a special two-month promotion, guests booking any 90-minute massages will enjoy a complimentary royal jelly honey body scrub for free. This special offer is priced at 2,600 THB net per person for any 90-minute body treatment, starting 1 August until 30 September 2016 only. To avail of this special offer, advance booking is required. Visit huahin@breezespa.com or call 03261 6600 ext. 7801. This offer is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.



OB-OON BOULANGERIE ET PÂTISSERIE Enjoy homemade macaroons, Movenpick ice cream, traditional French bread and pastries. All made fresh daily Also available are made-to-order wedding or birthday cakes and catering of any kind for your special events and occasions

HILTON'S BEER CAN CHICKEN Every Friday & Saturday You haven’t tried real chicken unless you try our famous beer can chicken. THB 720 nett per chicken (great for 2) Hua Hin Brewing Company Next to the Hilton For enquiries or reservations, please call 032 538 999 or email fb.huahin@hilton.com www.huahin.hilton.com, www.hilton.co.th/huahin

Parisian style breakfast is available daily 7:00 am - 12:00 pm And don’t forget other favorite items like… Banoffee Honey Toast 295 THB net for two persons Ob-Oon Afternoon Tea Set 599 THB net for two persons SPECIAL FOR AUGUST! Ob-Oon Ultimate Chocolate Cake Apple Upside-Down PLUS! A unique Mother's Day "Sweet Present" 6 Jasmine Macaroons in our Ob-Oon Box at 150.- THB

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WHY YOUTH FITNESS? Youth Fitness and a healthy lifestyle. It is important to teach children and young adults the benefits of exercise and leading an active life. In my opinion the number one way to tackle this problem, is to lead by example. To tell a child to go out and play while you are watching TV is not sending the right message. Leading an active lifestyle as a family can be fun, healthy and rewarding. This passion and enjoyment for fitness should start at home at an early age. As adults we are all responsible for promoting youth fitness, to educate our children and teenagers on the benefits of leading a healthy active lifestyle. Youth Fitness plays a very important role in the physical development of children. The percentage of children that are considered unfit and obese by clinical terms is staggering. The childhood obesity rate has tripled in the last 30 years, but advocating an active lifestyle and developing healthy eating habits at an early age will help combat this trend and create healthy, fit children. It is our role as parents, teachers and coaches to promote the Student Athlete,

In addition to regular daily activity and Healthy Eating, children should also be introduced to regular exercise. Most children can safely train using body weight exercises to increase speed, strength and flexibility. Consult with a trainer or doctor before introducing increased resistance exercises. NOTE: TAHH is currently offering weekly Youth Sports programs over the summer and the upcoming Thai school holidays. Children may sign up for the day or for the week of fitness and sports under the guidance of a certified professional. George Grecia

Some ideas to keep a child Active: • Teach them a new sport • Go for a hike, walk • Family bike ride • Swim • Play tag • Enroll your child in a martial arts program • Join a local gym or fitness club

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TENNIS FOR LIFE HUA HIN People often ask me “How long does it take to be a good tennis player?” The answer is “It depends.” There are many factors that would determine how much time a player needs to be a good player, such as: natural ability, physical condition, how well you can compete, attitude and talent to overcome the presented obstacles in each match. If your goal is to become a professional tennis player, then you will have to spend thousands of hours on and off the court to reach a really high level. Here are 3 of the most common mistakes people do when starting to play tennis and how to correct them: 1. Play once per year with and walk away thinking tennis is too hard.

Correction: Take a couple of lessons to learn the fundamentals of the game. You will feel better going onto the court and will be able to enjoy playing a lot more. 2. Trying to hit every ball as hard as they can!! Correction: Slow down and try to make every ball in, no matter how slow the ball is or how your swing looks like. Players will win many matches at any level just by making one more ball in the court as their opponents.

proverbs. Once you are ready to take your first lessons or to improve your game please e-mail me at arturo.n@truearenahuahin. com Hasta la vista, Arturo Navarro Director of Tennis True Arena Hua Hin

3. Players do not practice serve and return of serve. These are the two most important shots in the game. Take some lessons and practice them as often as you can. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Chinese

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hailand’s wonderful climate is perfect for outdoor entertainment, especially in the evenings as temperatures cool. Outside BBQ’s and pool parties are one of Thailand’s many pleasures. Unfortunately, mosquitoes can play havoc with your outdoor party plans. Web MD (www.webmd.com), a fantastic resource for pretty much everything that has to do with the human body has some interesting insight’s regarding those pesky pests and why they are attracted to some people and not others. According to experts, mosquitoes do exhibit blood-sucking preferences. "One in 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes," reports Jerry Butler, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Florida. But it's not dinner they're sucking out of you. Female mosquitoes -males do not bite people -- need human blood to develop fertile eggs. And apparently, not just anyone's will do. Genetics accounts for a whopping 85% of our susceptibility to mosquito bites. Researchers have also identified certain elements of our body chemistry

that, when found in excess on the skin's surface, make mosquitoes swarm closer. There are a number of chemical based sprays that do a medium to good job of keeping mosquito’s at bay, but not everyone likes the idea of slathering their unprotected skin with repellant products, not knowing the long term affects they might have. A local Hua Hin business called Fans, Lights and More has begun importing Italian UV-A (ultra-violet) insect killers and mosquito traps from the Mo-EL company, a great alternative to chemical based sprays.

of newborn’s will fall into the Mo-EL mosquito traps because of the attraction of the ultraviolet light, and after the first two hours nearly all of the insects ended up being caught. More information on the MO-EL product line and how they work can be found on Fans, Lights and More’s website, www.fanslightshuahin.com or you can stop by their store located at 70/164, Soi 112 almost directly across from Maha Samutr. Fans, Lights and More’s telephone number is 032 900 426.

Extensive research has shown that mosquitos are hatched in dark, humid places, safe from dehydration. When the baby insects are born they can only leave this environment in the absence of solar rays, since these would dehydrate and kill them. Nature has therefore programmed them to only emerge at night, when the only rays to guide them are ultraviolet. Properly placed, experiments have shown that during the first hour of the mosquito’s live’s, a very high percentage

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For the past 10 years, Chiva-Som is the only destination spa in the world to have consistently appeared in the top three of the Conde Nast Traveller (UK) Reader’s Travel Awards. It has also won the “Best International Small Hotel and Best International Spa Hotel” from the International Hotel Awards 2016-2017, “Best Wellness Spa + Health Management resorts around the World”’- Conde Nast Traveller China Reader’s Choice Awards 2016 and the “Best for Medical Services”’- Spafinder Wellness 365! Wellness Travel Awards 2015 Winner of Intel-AIM Corporate 32

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Responsibility Award’– Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility 2015 ‘1st Place Sustainable Development in Tourism for Urban Accommodation’Skål International Awards 2015 ‘1st Place Green Spa’- Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2015 along with many more accolades. It’s the reason that 90% of their guests come back again and again. And, as you would expect of a world class spa, it is visited by world class celebrities. Guests at Chiva-Som have included David and Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant, Venus Williams as well as the Thai Royal Family. Wealthy Middle Easterners spend months at a time there. “A” list celebrities know they can stay at Chiva-Som and have their privacy

fully protected. All guests checking into Chiva-Som have to sign a declaration stating they will leave all of their electronic devices and cameras in their rooms. Even e-readers are not allowed, which is why they provide such a large library for their guests. Before any treatments or wellness programs begin, each guest receives a health consultation to determine their overall well-being. Once complete, a custom program of activities and treatments is then recommended and supervised over. Chiva-Som staff include a fully qualified team of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and fitness professionals to give you specialized and personalized care and guidance.

dermatologist or trained medical practitioners to achieve the rejuvenation the guest desires on their journey to eternal beauty. Niranlada offers a wide range of services with an initial consultation using VISIA 3–dimensional computerized facial imaging and color photography to evaluate your current skin condition. The information is used as the basis to discuss your personal requirements and to evaluate which treatments are best suited for you. The photos become part of the ‘before and after’ comparison so you can evaluate your improvements with time. Niranlada’s doctors are US–trained dermatologists and plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery. They specialize in the art of aesthetic medicine, especially non-invasive laser treatment, microinvasive cosmetic surgery and anti-aging medicine. World-renowned cosmetic dermatologist and surgeon, Clinical Professor Dr. Niwat Polnikorn and his medical team are dedicated to enhancing your aesthetic virtue and confidence using state of the art technology.

Some of Chiva-Som’s most popular treatment programs include those to combat stress and stress related illnesses, cardiac rehabilitation and assisting guests in quitting smoking. Cutting edge treatments aimed at improving the efficiency of the immune system as well as anti-aging and body rejuvenation are also becoming increasingly popular. Weight loss programs are also very popular and at Chiva-Som seem effortless, usually happening whether it’s desired or not. Breakfast and lunch is available at their Emerald Restaurant and is served buffet style with a tremendous choice of offerings. Dinner is off of the menu and includes a starter, soup, entrée and dessert. Each item on the menu has a calorie count as well as the number of carbs and fats for those keeping a food

diary. Most ingredients are sourced locally with many picked from the Resort’s own organic gardens located in the North of Hua Hin. In addition to the Emerald Restaurant you can also enjoy lunch or dinner at their poolside restaurant adjacent to the beach. Coffee is served only during breakfast and alcohol is forbidden except during dinner with your choice limited to wine or champagne. A key component of Chiva-Som is its Niranlada Medi-Spa which follows Chiva-Som’s philosophy and traditional approach to overall wellness with the latest developments in both modern aesthetic treatments and micro-invasive cosmetic surgery, offering guests a path to eternal beauty. All treatments are administered by their certified

Dr. Niwat is active in clinical service, teaching and research and hundreds of doctors from around the world have studied and trained under his guidance. He has published textbooks on laser surgery and has written numerous research articles on laser surgery, especially on treatment of hyperpigmentation and melasma. Dr. Niwat was the first to introduce laser treatment for dermatology to Thailand in 1982. In addition to 70 treatment rooms at Chiva-Som, the resort facilities also offer a kinesis studio, gym, watsu pool, flotation pool, large outdoor swimming pool, bathing pavilion with kneipp bath, sauna, steam, jacuzzi, and an indoor swimming pool. Chiva-Som International Health Resort 73/4 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin Phone: +66 032 536 536 Email: reservation@chivasom.com www.chivasom.com

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HOT AROUND BANGKOK BANGKOK'S CHATRIUM RIVERSIDE HOTEL NAMED ONE OF THE WORLD'S 10 BEST LUXURY HOTELS When you’re planning your world trip it’s always a good idea to check the reviews first. The only ones you can really trust though are the ones from guests who have stayed at the Hotel your looking at. That’s where the Guest Awards come in. The prestigious Hotels.com "Loved by Guests Awards" is an annual awards program where the guests are the real judges. It celebrates and recognizes the hotels that have achieved the best average review rating, determined by over 20 million genuine and trusted reviews from guests of the hotels. To receive a ‘best for’ award, the 50 hotels with the highest average customer review score in each category were chosen, based on a minimum of 20 reviews as of December 31, 2015. Of the Fifty hotels worldwide that have received the ‘Best for luxury’ award, here are the top ten! 1. W Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan 2. Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in Australia 3. Hotel Sofitel New York 4. Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok 5. Dolce CampoReal Lisbon in Portugal 6. The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel in Australia 7. Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia 8. Mondrian London 9. Waldorf Astoria Orlando in Florida USA 10. The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Nevada USA

DISCOVER THE ART OF MOONCAKES Welcome the Mid-Autumn Festival with freshly-baked, delectable mooncakes, every mouthful a nod to tradition and a wish for the future. Celebrate the season with Swissôtel Nai Lert Park Bangkok’s exquisite mooncakes available at the awardwinning Noble House Chinese restaurant, Gourmandises Thai-French. Using meticulously selected ingredients our master Chinese confectioners from the most delicious fillings – traditional Durian, Custard, Red Date and Lotus Seed, with or without yolk– all beautifully single boxed or premium deluxe boxed from August 1st – September 30th 2016 Prices: Traditional Baked Mooncake 1 pcs (100g) THB150 Traditional Baked Mooncake in Deluxe Presentation Box (4 pcs x 100g) THB1,088 Traditional Baked Mooncake in Deluxe Presentation Box (8 pcs x 50g) THB1,088 Special: Buy 10 boxes or 10 pcs get a 10% discount! For more formation, please call +66 2 253 0123 Email: snl.gourmandises@swissotel.com www.swissotel.com/hotels/bangkok-nai-lert-park/ 34

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Lobby floor – It’s layer upon layer of sweet, tempting Gallic goodness at Treats Gourmet with our exclusive Mille-Feuille promotion. Bite into a delectable slice of your favorite French fancy with mandarin mille-feuille, chocolate mille-feuille or banana-caramel mille-feuille all available at the Lobby Lounge throughout September. With its perfect vantage point and sweeping views of the majestic Chao Phraya River, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is a dynamic destination offering guests an upscale and exclusive environment to be enjoyed whatever the occasion. Guests can experience fine dining in the very best of company at the hotel’s outlets which will allow them to escape into an inviting world of luxury and elegance as they enjoy tantalizing cuisine against a backdrop of exquisite décor and impeccable taste. Whether you want to simply stop in for a drink with friends after work or enjoy lingering over a sumptuous dinner or signature buffet at night, Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok is waiting to welcome you with superlative levels of comfort, cuisine and service. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok on 0 2307 8888, visit www.chatrium.com or E-mail the River Barge Restaurant at riverbarge.chrb@chatrium.com, Silver Waves Chinese Restaurant at silverwaves.chrb@chatrium.com and Treats Gourmet at dining.chrb@chatrium.com

DAVID TAMBURINI - NEW ITALIAN CHEF AT LA SCALA La Scala restaurant at The Sukhothai Bangkok, a stylish, contemporary haven of classical Italian cuisine, welcome David Tamburini from Tuscany as their new Italian Chef. Following his recent position as Executive Chef at Giando Italian Restaurant, Hong Kong, David’s passion for food, its preparation and cooking, combined with his continuing strong interest in Asia led him to Thailand. Back in Sicily, David studied the different components and traditional recipes of southern Italy and expressed


his desire to give to them a more contemporary flavour, whilst developing a personal cooking style based upon the respective ingredients and techniques. Creative flair, a combination of traditional Italian recipes and his own renowned creations will form the basis of David’s menu at La Scala. Experience these delicious, unique gastronomic delights from now. Should you wish to interview and review his new and exciting menu, please contact us at MarCom@sukhothai. com

MEDINII: BEST ITALIAN CUISINE IN ASIA Winner of the World Luxury Restaurant Award in 2016 and chosen by Tatler as the Best Italian Restaurant in Thailand in 2014, 2015, 2016. Medinii is Bangkok’s premier Italian Sky Dining experience. Set on the 35th floor of the hotel, the dining room offers dizzying panoramic views of the Bnagkok cityscape and the bright neon lights of Sukhumvit Road below. Diners can choose between swinging benches, private room and window-side tables lo oking out at the city, making for an intimate and unforgettable dining experience. For reservations call, 02 686 7000

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RIVER BARGE RESTAURANT - A NEW UPSCALE DINING EXPERIENCE Following an extensive refurbishment, River Barge Restaurant at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok has reopened its doors with a luxurious, vibrant new look inspired by the beauty of the Chao Phraya River and the engraved designs of the Suphannahong Royal Barge. Bringing an eclectic new menu, focusing on the freshest and most enticing of dishes, we are proud to showcase the

very best buffet ever; offering you a treat for all the senses with both impeccably tasty food and the new mesmerizing look of the River Barge Restaurant, open 7 days a week. Our River Barge Signature Dinner Buffet is available every Sunday to Wednesday, the Thai Night Dinner Buffet is every Thursday, the Remarkable Riverside Dinner Buffet is offered every Friday and Saturday, while Sunday Brunch by the River is every Sunday. All


offerings are bound to delight diners as they enjoy their meal overlooking the panoramic views of the majestic Chao Phraya River. Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok Tel: +66 2 307 8888 ext. 2602 Email: pr.chrb@chatrium.com

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HOT AROUND BANGKOK DRIFT PARTY AT WESTIN GRANDE SUKHUMVIT 1st ever “Bangkok Drift Party” located at the car park of The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, on Saturday, August 20, 2016 Highlights: underground street graffiti and two live & sexy Car Wash Shows Party to the sounds of three star DJs: DJ Bomber Selecta (Red Bull Thre3Style Thailand National Champion), DJ Anan (Bangkok Invaders) and DJ Warah Sangwanich (Black Mail Music) Doors open at 7pm Dress code: Street Style Entrance: 400 THB including 1 Hennessy welcome cocktail Special drink prices from 7pm -8pm VIP Package (9,800 Baht) includes: Free entrance for up to 8 people Seating in VIP Zone VIP table service 2 bottles Hennessy + 12 Mixer 8 bottles Corona Beer 8 Red bull (Product of Europe) Recommended reservations at 02 207 8000 or email fb.bangkok@westin.com.


‘HAPPY KIDS’ EAT FREE AT RAIN TREE CAFÉ PLAZA ATHÉNÉE BANGKOK, A ROYAL MÉRIDIEN Fine dining is fun for all the family at Rain Tree Café, home of some of Bangkok’s most gourmet buffets. With the elegant, conveniently located restaurant’s new “Happy Kids” concept, up to 02 hungry youngsters under 05-years-old per paying adult can have their fill for free. Moreover older children aged 06-12-years-old can dine similarly opulently with 50% discount. Happy Kids applies equally to Rain Tree Café’s breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffets, each a great culinary adventure featuring international cuisines and live cooking. Just a short ride to BTS Phloen Chit skytrain station, the senses awaken to new styles of dining. With heritage

design concepts and culinary passion, the award-winning Rain Tree Café offers three distinct areas defined by extreme elegance interwoven with homely threads.

is a seafood extravaganza including mountains of steamed seafood on ice, enhanced sushi-sashimi, gourmet hot dishes and grilling to order of prime local and imported seafood produce.

Striking the keynote, the main buffet and seating area is dubbed “The Bronze Kitchen”. Adjoining this, “The Valaya Room”, a formal library-style space is adjacent to tree-lined Wireless Road. The “Secret Garden” is another vibrant dining room.

Location: The Rain Tree Café, Level G

Each of the hotel’s specialist head chefs prepare specialty dishes for both lunch and dinner buffets. Gala Sunday Brunch sessions feature surprise popup kitchens and over-the-top a la carte and passaround menus. Saturday evening

Operating Hours: Breakfast 06:00 – 10:30 Buffet Lunch 12:00 – 14:30 Buffet Dinner 18:00 – 22:30 Sunday Brunch 12:00 – 15:30 Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel For restaurants reservations please call 02 650 8800 or e-mail fb.bangkok@lemeridien.com or visit plazaatheneebangkok.com, lemeridien. com/plazaatheneebangkok

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ith the largest display of boats and lifestyle products yet, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show returns for a fifth year. Running from November 24th thru the 27th, the Boat Show will once again be a catalyst for the Gulf of Thailand’s marine industry, showcasing not only Ocean Marina’s onshore facilities but also offshore cruising grounds worldwide. “Since launching Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show five years ago we have seen considerable growth in marine tourism and boat use in the Gulf of Thailand. The boat show has helped to


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position this region as a leading marine destination in South East Asia. Both the number of boat owners overseas choosing Ocean Marina to base their boats and the number of Thai people buying boats in the region has increased, and this trend looks to continue,” said Mr. Scott Finsten, Harbour Master, Ocean Marina. With 22 boats up to 36 meters (119 feet) in length at last year's show, organisers are planning for an even bigger and better display this year, and have expanded the in-water display space to accommodate the increased interest.

Early exhibitor confirmations for the 2016 show include top dealerships Simpson Marine and Boat Lagoon Yachting, both of which have secured larger exhibition space this year. These are joined by luxury Italian boat brand Azimut Yachts, Beneteau, Cranchi, CNB Yachts, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Monte Carlo Yachts, Prestige, Princess Yachts, Viking Yachts and Wider. Superyacht brands represented at the show include Admiral and Sanlorenzo, and a large selection of brokerage yachts will also be available for viewing. 68% of visitors to the 2015 show were Thai, a key demographic for organisers

and exhibitors, and a statistic in-line with Ocean Marina's experience of a boom in the number of Thai people spending time on the water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The number of Thai people enjoying the boating lifestyle has increased exponentially in the last five years. Not only are more Thais coming to Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show as a way to learn about boating and to research and buy products, but we see more Thai people chartering boats, getting out on the water and enjoying the beautiful marine playground here in the Gulf of Thailand,â&#x20AC;? added Mr. Finsten.

Ocean Marina's close proximity to Bangkok makes it the number one coastal destination and weekend getaway for the capital's 8+ million inhabitants. Within minutes of arriving at the marina, visitors can be on the water enjoying the 43 islands that are within one hour by boat. Having recognised this growth in boating interest and subsequent need for more berths, Ocean Marina has undergone a phased expansion over recent years and is now, with 380 berths for boats upto 50 metres, the largest marina in South East Asia.

exhibitors, highlights for visitors to the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show include daily yacht cruises, kayak and paddleboat trials, jetpack flying board demonstrations, games, a food and drinks festival, and the Boat and Yacht Thailand Conference. For more information, visit www. oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com

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Mr. National Thailand 2016


n July 28th, HOT Hua Hin Co. Ltd., the parent company of this magazine, presented their first Mr. National Thailand pageant which was held in the grand ballroom of the Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel in Bangkok. Close to 400 people joined in this inaugural event including local, national


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and international media. Twenty men competed for six titles; Mister Continental Tourism Thailand 2016, Mister United Continents Thailand 2017, Mister National Thailand 2016, Mister Amity International Thailand 2016, Mister Tourism World Thailand 2016 and Mister Southeast Asian Thailand 2016. From the evening competition, six

winners were picked to represent Thailand in the six aforementioned international male pageants that will be held in Malaysia, the Philippineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Myanmar in 2016 and 2017. Awards were also given at the competition for the most photogenic and congenial. The honorary chairwoman of the event was well known Thai celebrity, socialite

and businesswoman Khun Sumanee Guna Kasem who spoke to the audience prior to the start of the competition. Ten celebrity judges oversaw the competition which included socialite/businesswoman Khun Vachini Krairiksh Venvell, former Miss Thailand Universe, Ms. Chutima Durongthej, Chalomjit Chankate, former runner-up in the Miss Thailand World competition and Oneruk “K” Sittiwong,

famous Thai shoe designer and the only Thai to win the Prestigious Jimmy Choo Award. The competition actually started on Sunday July 24th when all 20 contestants boarded a bus in Bangkok and traveled to Khao Yai for several days’ jam packed with events. Contestants enjoyed photoshoots at different Khao Yao

locations, cooking classes and fitness. Returning to Bangkok on the 26th the men had two days of fittings and rehearsal prior to the Thursday night competition. Similar in scope and style as the much more well-known female beauty contests, the Mr. National Thailand competition started with a runway parade where

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each candidate was introduced with all dressed in casual sportswear. The catcalls from the women in the audience went into a high fever pitch as the men next came out in their swimsuits, all designed by Franco, another sponsor for the evening. One of the many highlights of the evening came when Mr. Wichaya â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tackâ&#x20AC;? Wongsuriyan from the Voice Thailand came out next and performed for the capacity crowd, singing several songs as the men came out again, this time shirtless, wearing sport coats and slack or shorts. One of the tenants of the pageant was that contestants must speak English well and present themselves with poise as representatives of Thailand to the various international pageants. This was put to the test when the judges and audience got to hear each contestant speak in the next segment introducing themselves and telling the the audience their thoughts on what representing the New Gen of the Future was all about, The New Gen of the Future being the motto of the event. It was then time for the Judges to go to work and narrow the field from 20 to 10 Candidates. Once done, the 10 contestants were brought back on stage and each asked a different question that they had to immediately answer off the top of their head. And with that it was time for the judges to go to work and decide who the winners would be.

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AND THE WINNERS WERE; Mister Continental Tourism Thailand 2016: Mister Richard Ricardo Carter Mister United Continents Thailand 2017: Mister Rachata Hamphanon Mister National Thailand 2016 and MNT 2016 POPULAR VOTE: Mister Arthit Mekarkard Mister Amity International Thailand 2016: Mister Narapat Sakunsong Mister Tourism World Thailand 2016: Mister Sylvester Alamdar Mister Southeast Asian Thailand 2016:Mister Waranyoo Suwan Mister National Thailand 2016 PHOTOGENIC: Mister Suphachok Taweechote MNT 2016 CONGENIALITY: Mister Suphachok Taweechote


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Ms. Tanya Siri Vijitsomphong, Editor of this magazine oversees all pageant operations along with her team Carima Khakhao, & Thanyasa Thajinda. Ms Siri Vijitsomphong had this to say about the event, “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do, and these guys did. I was really impressed and proud at how hard these guys worked over the course of the competition. By the end of it all we all felt like one big family.” The official photographer for the event was Sunya Yamaka with the Bride and Groom Gallery. The prime sponsor for the evening was Raudy Sa-i-mi of Raudy’s Flowers with Franco clothing the official clothes sponsor. Hotel Sponsors for the event included the Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, Sukhothai Bangkok, Marriott Hua Hin Resort, Sheraton Pranburi Villas, NovoTel Hua Hin/Cha Am, Amari Hua Hin Resort and the Hilton Hua Hin,


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L et’s Go, Penang


ust an hour and 40 minutes by plane from Bangkok is Penang, also known as the pearl of the orient, it is one of the most touristic locations of Malaysia. Penang Island is one of the main components of Penang State. The island’s alluring charms and unique attributes alongside its multifaceted cultures make it the perfect destination for all kinds of tourists from all over the world; from couples, to lone riders, to abundant families and friends.


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About 700.000 people inhabit Penang Island, of which 59% are Chinese, 32% are Malay, 7% are Indian and 2% are of other origins. This notable diversity within the citizens of the state resonates throughout the culture and ambiance that flourishes in every aspect of this oriental pearl that once again opens up its gates wide to the West once again.

powerful colonial empires throughout history. The island is approximately 285 square kilometers in size and is situated exactly on the northwest side of exotic Peninsular Malaysia. Penang has long served as the sole link between Asia’s two halves and as an extremely important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East.

The beautiful state of Penang is located at the intersection of Asia’s great kingdoms and Europe's most

Penang embraces modernity while never forgetting to retain its traditions and old world charm creating a

fascinating fusion of East and West. These are once again, strongly reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings. The easy going lifestyle of Penang is a result of the melting pot of cultures, religions and food. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town in particular, is a total fusion of Chinese, Malay, Indian and other races, evidence of which is apparent everywhere, from its fusion cuisine to the blend in

architectural styles. Penang offers activities of all sorts, and for everyone; from hanging around at the beach to walks alongside irreplaceable sights on the island. The fascinating culture is complemented by golden sun kissed beaches and serene deep blue seas. Penang's abundant tropical atmosphere, and its palm-fringed beaches and unconventional fishing villages; its mountainous jungles and farms that are growing exotic produce

such as nutmeg and durian are the icing to this very delicious cake. One would have to search really far and wide to find an island blessed with as many natural attractions as Penang; a truly tropical paradise that offers something for everyone, from historical tours to re-encounter the past and nature park enthusiasts to those just wanting to relax and disconnect on a warm, sandy, sun-drenched beach. The island offers numerous hotels and resorts that range

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from luxurious decadency such as the famous Eastern & Oriental Hotel to local bed and breakfast charm for a budget fit to the average traveler. Most of the accommodation options are located in and around the city of George Town and around the towns of Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah, well connected beautiful places, that one enjoys to simply stroll around in them. Another one of Penang’s heartwarming and palette pleasing appeals is its famous fusion gastronomy. Penang is especially known as the best place to enjoy wonderful local dishes; and it is rightfully seen as Malaysia’s food capital enticing travelers from all over the world not only with the alluring force of its marvelous beaches and historical impetus but also with its scrumptious, one-of-a-kind native delicacies. Assam Laksa is one of the very famous Penang dishes. It is a spicy noodle soup with sour undertones that are ravishing to the taste buds; it is a poached mackerel that stews in the broth with tamarind, chilies, lemongrass and shrimp paste topped with a generous amount of rice vermicelli. Another famous must-try dish is Mee Goreng, thin yellow noodles fried with onions, garlic, shallots, and an option of either prawns or chicken, chili, cabbage, egg, and special pickles that give it an out of this world taste. Although this dish was once Chinese Chow Mein, it has evolved to an essential Malay dish that one cannot overlook while in Penang. The list of noodle dishes is endless. Nasi Lemak is a famous rice dish with lots of little side dishes to accompany the main substance; the rice which is cooked in coconut milk and placed on a banana leaf so the aroma of it penetrates the grains of rice. Roti Canai is a dish which descends from Indian cuisine; a flat bread which tends to have different shapes and which has a side dish of delicious curry sauce to dip in. The Roti, or flat bread is also known to be a sweet dish, enjoyed by the younger generation with sugar or a sweet syrup. If there's a more compact, convenient and exhilarating microcosm of the exotic east than Penang, our ears are open to the news since it is believed that there aren’t two like Penang. Such a wonderful place is yet to be found. Penang is irreplaceable, unlike anything on the face of this earth and definitely bucket list worth. The history behind the island of Penang, has resulted in a culture and a way of living that is one of Malaysia’s most diverse, cosmopolitan and exciting for curious tourists from all over the world who are hungry to explore one of a kind places to gain inspiration, knowledge and a fresh approach to life. Its fascinating eventful history resonates in the diversity of the friendly inhabitants, clearly indicating the


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richness in culture and traditions. The culmination of it all is undoubtedly George Town, Penang's main city and capital, it is an urban center that delivers the old-world Asia in spades; think of auto rickshaws pedaling past antique Chinese shop houses and the smell of spices and incense lightly perfuming the heavy tropical air with a captivating aroma. Penang is one of the most industrialized states in Malaysia, however, its capital George Town has still wisely managed to retain much of its old world charms. George Town was the first town in the then Malaya to receive city status, by a royal charter approved by Queen Elizabeth II, just before the country finally achieved independence. For that reason, you often hear it being called the City of George Town, especially among the locals. George Town is located on a cape to the northeast of the island. The very tip of the cape is the site of the earliest British settlement, when the island was opened as the first British trading port at the end of the 18th century. Today a lasting reminder of British occupation stands there in the form of Fort Cornwallis, one of the must-sees in the island. History shapes this state so much, that even the name "Penang" itself comes from the colonial days while under the British Empire until 1957. The pronunciation of the original Malay name of the island would be Pulau Pinang, but this name has almost been erased and it no longer applies since today even the locals still call it Penang while speaking in English. The area within a radius of about a mile from Fort Cornwallis forms the famous old quarters of George Town, what today can be seen as the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area holds some of the oldest and most historically significant structures on Penang Island. In this zone one can find whitewashed colonial buildings alongside gleaming temples, exotic mosques, old churches, intricate alleys that will please wanderers and all the popular sites that most tourists come to visit during their stay. Penang is a must-see destination. Its rich colonial history, its iconic cosmopolitan diversity, the tropical white sandy beaches with green palm trees, the chopstick licking spoon defeating cuisine, and the architectural decadence are a combination that make Penang an unforgettable visit. The place is a seething metropolis of cultural fusions. Penang is bustling with excitement, clean, laid back and for everyone who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t visited yet; a diamond in the rough.

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Eastern & Oriental Hotel


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he Eastern & Oriental Hotel also known as The E&O in the breathtaking island of Penang is the only hotel in the heart of the Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Site that possesses prime sea frontage. The hotel is located at Lebuh Farquhar in a convenient zone of Georgetown, next to some of the major heritage sights such as the Cheong Fatt Tze Blue Mansion and the colonial-era municipal hall. The Eastern hotel was founded in 1884, and the Oriental Hotel followed a year later after the clear success of the first hotel, the construction of the Oriental made the two become powerful mergers in 1889, and in turn created the famous combination of their names; The Eastern & Oriental Hotel. Together, as a whole, the hotel possesses over 125 years of magnificent historical value; the constructions and reconstructions that have taken place over time and the many people that have walked through the doors of the hotel throughout its existence as well as the events that have taken place make the hotel a one of a kind place to accommodate yourself in. The E&O has played host to some of the world's most celebrated artists, writers and heads of state including the irreplaceable Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, along with famous novelists and poets; Noel Coward, Hermann Hesse and Rudyard Kipling, these personalities have marked the hotelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personality and make its historical relevance even higher when personalities of such magnitude chose it as the place they wanted to accommodate themselves in. The E&O continues to house the famous and the powerful with the Sultan of Brunei taking residence in the hotel, along with a very large entourage, just last year. Today, the E&O hotel, the luxurious all-suite hotel, stands as the grand dame of heritage hotels having survived two world wars, the wane of the British Empire and the birth of Malaysia. Its distinctive classic elegance and grace of service has grown and enhanced with time making it a sharp image of hotelier perfection. The E&O brings a majestic colonial touch to the already fascinating UNESCO World Heritage town of Georgetown with its lavish

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interiors and the little objects such as porcelain vases and dĂŠcor spaces which possess the power to carry one all the way back to a century ago. The hotel is divided into two; the Victory Annex and the Heritage Wing. Both of the wings at the hotel have a swimming pool each. And alongside the incredible lounges and the magnificent infinity pools come the fitness center which also comes along with incredible views of the beautiful sea ahead. The majority of the suites in this colonial style hotel look out onto its beautiful ornamental garden and swimming pool with dream like views across the Andaman Sea. The E&O Hotel offers a variety of different kinds of beautifully arranged regal suites which transport you back to a past century of decadent luxury and undeniable comfort. All the suites boast of wooden floors, Wi-Fi access, en-suite bathrooms and separate living rooms. The Deluxe Suite, features the promised breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea, the Georgetown Suite has view to the world heritage site city or to the colonial courtyard of the hotel, the Straits Suite have a pair of bay windows and the main lounge area overlooks the straits of Penang as indicated by the very name of the suite, the Writers Suite is the very room in which famous writers such as Sir. Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, Hermann Hesse and Somerset Maugham used to be guests of with large windows that let plenty of natural light in. The Penang Suite is two bedrooms on the second floor of the E&O Hotel which allows guests to overlook the straits of Melaka, these accommodation units feature a lounge, a kitchenette, a guest room, and a dining room with a bar. The Superior Suite and the Corner Suites are


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also spacious rooms with lounge area, luxurious bathrooms, beautiful vanity counters, and spacious balconies with views to the sea. Finally, the Eastern and Oriental Suite is one of the most luxurious amongst them all in the entire region of Southeast Asia, these suites are located on the third floor of the hotel and each have three bedrooms; all of which feature king size beds or twin sized beds, a private study area, a lounge, a walk-in dressing room and a private dining room that can accommodate up to 22 people. Depending on the stay details, guests have special access to the various private lounges, which host breakfast in the mornings, cocktails in the evenings and tea as well as coffee all throughout the day. A hotel choice in Penang is a nobrainer; The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the right choice for comfort, and a one of a kind experience, which is undoubtedly what the guest is looking for. Eastern & Oriental Hotel 10, Lebuh Farquhar 10200 Penang Tel: +(6) 04 222 2000 Fax: +(6) 04 261 6333 Email: luxury@eohotels.com

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Kisso Restaurant


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here are dinner courses that mark a before and an after in the life of a person. It is easy nowadays to find a Japanese restaurant at a stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw away from any one point in Bangkok, which at times leads us to undervalue the astounding delicacy that is a simple looking meal from the nation of Nippon. But there is one place at the very heart of Bangkokâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centre, tucked up in what at first sight seems an unassuming eighth floor of the Westin Hotel, which holds an ambassadorial role in the representation of the culinary tradition from the Land of the Rising Sun. It goes by the name of Kisso, and the HOT Magazine team had the marvellous honour of being treated to a true spectacle of the palate during the evening we spent there. As one enters Kisso, up its wide and veering staircase, the realisation that it is hiding something special is apparent. Classically themed, with beautifully sharp yet discrete colours, soothing Japanese music, an open kitchen and aesthetically rounded lamps, it harbours an undeniable class, comforting the guest before he has had any food at all. As one sits down, before the craftily folded serviettes, the utmost trademark notion of Japanese care commences: waitresses with a modern-styled attire hinting a contemporary kimono design, are quick to bring you a hot towel, along with a drinks menu. We started in no other way than with a classic Asahi beer, which would be a great companion for the meals that came subsequently. The first to arrive was the Japanese Wagyu Shabu-Shabu Salad. Beautifully garnished, it had a flavourful hint of sesame, which accompanied the wholesome combination of the cherry tomatoes and the rockets, which complemented the smokiness of the beef to perfection. With it came the Avocado and Tossed Prawns with Tobiko Mayonnaise, the smooth texture of which was enhanced by the marvellously blended flavour of the smoky prawns and the soft avocado. Mediated by the mayonnaise and the touch of spice, it was a sign of many things to come. Next came the Salmon Bento Box: A Kisso popular, it took little to find out why. The freshness of the salmon was incomparable. Time and again we are accustomed to semi-fresh or pseudoprototypes of salmon, and while this settles for standard after some time, it also shows how categorically superior the one at Kisso is. Tender, meaty, aromatic, simple, yet entirely distinct, its different styles are testimony to how premium quality salmon is a meal fit for kings. Variations of it were caviartopped, infused in a tangy ceviche-like marinade, garnished with lemon or grilled, all of which were impeccable. The sashimi set followed, part of the Kaiseki

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Menu course, with an assortment of different types of fish and with a quality that astounded taste buds, and they all melted on the palate, with the tuna being the pearl highlight of them all. We were then treated to a dish of Satsuma Beef and Foie Gras Sushi Rolls, and it wasn’t as delicious as it sounds – it was better. Slightly spicy, intense in flavour, combining hints of salmon and caviar with its distinct meaty flavour of foie gras and a dash of serenity from the wasabi, we were in true awe at this one. The dishes kept coming, and they kept besting themselves at every given chance. The tempura was one to relish, and the Unagi No Sumibi Yaki to Foie Gras Balsamic Teriyaki Sauce was as complex to the palate as it reads, a true delight: beautifully cooked, incredibly tender, sweet, aromatic, with a distinct intensity of the teriyaki sauce and a soft finish, it combined to perfection with the asparagus, and we couldn’t get enough of it. Nor could we keep our chopsticks off the Grilled Snow Fish, which captivated our attention for looking so simple but amassing such a rich flavourful kick. The freshness was, as per protocol, to be duly noted, and the development of its beautiful taste along with its subtle finish was a highlight. Lastly came the highlight of the night: a searing flat black stone was placed as a table centrepiece, attracting all of our attentions to the middle. As we began accommodating the strips of Wagyu Beef on the sizzling platform, the mere sound made our mouths salivate. A quick double turn of the meat and the meal was ready: it melted on the palate completely effortlessly, whilst it released the grandest of smoky aromas we had known. Tender, juicy, with a full display of quality and a marvellous subtle ending, it reminded us why the Japanese hold this to such esteem.


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We capped off with some dessert. The Plum Wine Jelly, the Homemade Green Tea Ice Cream and the Tiramisu Ice Cream were truly a stupendous manner of ending the evening. The first was cleansing, citrusy, with a hint of grape and a refreshing taste of plum, adorned with the most curious of semi-liquid textures. The Green Tea Ice Cream was equally marvellous, intense with an emanating flavour of matcha. But the highlight of this was without a doubt the Tiramisu Ice Cream. With a passionate and wholesome flavour culminating in a splendid coffee taste and a beautifully formed chocolate dough core, it was truly a marvellous way to end an enlightening evening. Kisso really demonstrated why it holds Bangkokâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold Standard when it comes to Japanese food. A meal at this restaurant is an ultimate highlight, no matter what else happens that day. Kisso Japanese Restaurant 8th Floor - The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok 259 Sukhumvit 19 ¡ Bangkok Phone: 02.207.8000 kisso.bangkok@westin.com

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L et’s Check In,


Jim Thompson Museum


f there is a man who made himself a name amongst Thailand’s (and Asia’s) most loved Farangs, it is without a doubt Mr. James Harrison Wilson Thompson, best known to the world as Jim Thompson. American by birth, from the hometown of Greenville, Delaware, he was born in 1906 as the youngest amongst five siblings. Having attended the prestigious Princeton University, he completed a significant


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amount of his degree in architecture, which he did not complete due to his feebleness in calculus. Nonetheless, Thompson remained a passionate architect, which would be reflected later in his life. For the moment, he was content with sitting on the board of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, until the Second World War erupted, something that would forever change his life. Whilst

in a military outpost in Fort Monroe, Virginia, Thompson met a Second Lieutenant from the US Military Academy who encouraged him to join the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which would in time become the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Sent to tour much of Northern Africa and Europe, Thompson was transferred to Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka) late into WWII, and was assigned as a mission to aid the

liberation of Thailand, which was then under Japanese occupation. Japanese surrender took Thompson to the land of Smiles, which led him to set up an OSS office in Bangkok. Thomsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s days in the army were over a year later, from which he sought to be discharged in order to return to Bangkok. As he did, he became part of the group of investors who subsequently bought the Oriental Hotel. But disagreements with

the group saw him beginning to work on silk project, in which he bought eighteen percent of the Thai Silk Company Limited, valued then at 25,000 dollars. In 1951, the fabrics of his firm were used to make the garments for the famous film The King and I, which bolstered him into prosperity. His idea of allowing the many people he employed to work from home, lifted thousands of Thais out of poverty, women in particular, who in

this way could dedicate time in being the main wage earners. For his contribution to the development of the Thai Silk industry, Jim Thompson was awarded the Order of the White Elephant, a decoration bestowed upon foreigners for having rendered exceptional service to Thailand. Thompson's success story in Thailand has become one of the most popular post-war legends of Asia.

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Still passionate about architecture, he went about constructing his own house, bringing authentic and original materials from around the country, in a quest for originality which led him to purchase many old and valuable antiques, which today continue to grace his museumturned house. The sculptures in the house are Southeast Asian, principally from Thailand and Cambodia, with a few pieces from Burma. The collection consists of Buddha images and fragments covering fourteen centuries and contains some of the finest pieces reflecting the principal styles in Southeast Asian art. At the heart of Bangkokâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Stadium, a few hundred metres up the street from the famous MBK shopping mall and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, it is today a gallery, art shop, restaurant, museum and hangout place situated next to the river. Beautifully crafted and well designed, guided tours of Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy are organised both in English and in Thai. In 1967, Jim Thompson went on holiday with friends to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. There he set out for a walk in the surrounding jungle but never returned. Thus began the Jim Thompson legend. Jim was never found, nor were any traces of his body. Nobody heard of him, nobody had seen him and no one has since. Rumour has it that his past in the OSS had to do with it, but the truth seems poised to remain an enigma. A large international search and rescue operation was put underway in vain, before he was declared deceased in absentia by a Thai court seven years later. He would have turned 110 this year. His legacy remains and his home is worth a visit. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet, you definitely must.


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4,800,000 THB



• Located Approximately 10 minutes from Hua Hin • Euro Kitchen, Air Con in every room • Pool, Covered Terrace, Fantastic Rental Beds : 3 Land Area : 600 m2

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Baths : 2 Living area : 180 m2

9,500,000 THB



Hua Hin West

Baths : 4 Living area : 247 m2

14,500,000 THB



Beds : 3 Land area : 500 m2

Hua Hin South


Baths : 4 Living area : 160 m2

7,000,000 THB


• 10 minutes south of Hua Hin’s Center • Close to 2 great beaches and 2 golf courses • Euro Kitchen, large covered terrace, Poo

• 10 minutes west of Hua Hin’s Center • Large landscaped land, Sala w/ outdoor kitchen • Euro kitchen, large covered terrace, poo

• Located Approximately 10 minutes from Hua Hin • Euro Kitchen, Air Con in every room • Pool, Covered Terrace, 5 minutes to great beach

Beds : 3 Land Area : 1,157 m2

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Beds : 3 Land area : 700 m2

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Black Mountain

Baths : 4 Living area : 250 m2

11,300,000 THB



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Baths : 3 Living area : 295 m2

11,900,000 THB


• 15 minutes West of Hua Hin’s Center • Large land, privacy, built in 2015 • Euro Kitchen, large covered terrace, Pool

• 10 minutes west of Hua Hin’s Center • Euro Kitchen, Air Con, Security System • Covered Terrace, pool, Extras available

• Located Approximately 10 minutes from Hua Hin • Large home, garden, covered terrace & Pool • Excellent Value and Condition

Beds : 3 Land area : 1,600 m2

Beds : 3 Land area : 464 m2

Beds : 3 Land area : 754 m2

Baths : 3 Living area : 350 m2

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Baths : 2 Living area : 150 m2

Baths : 3 Living area : 210 m2


7,900,000 THB



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Hua Hin South

8,900,000 THB



• Located Approximately 10 minutes from Hua Hin • Built by Award Winning Hua Hin Developer • Close to golf, Vana Nava Water Park, Centennial Sports Club

• Located 10 minutes West from Hua Hin • Euro kitchen, air con and fans throughout • 5 X 10 Master pool, garden, alarm system

• 10 minutes South of Hua Hin Center • Close to 2 great beaches and 2 golf courses • Euro kitchen, Air con, Pool

Beds : 3 Land Area : 600 m2

Beds : 4 Land area : 648 m2

Beds: 3 Land area : 690 m2

Hua Hin West

Baths : 2 Living area : 180 m2

9,000,000 THB



Black Mountain

Baths : 3 Living area : 299 m2

34,000,000 THB

Hua Hin South



Baths: 4 Living area : 180 m2

15,500,000 THB


• 5 minutes West of Hua Hin • Euro kitchen, air con and fans throughout • Pool, spa, carport, shuttle bus service

• Located Approximately 15 minutes from Hua Hin • Built by Award Winning Hua Hin Developer • Close to Black Mountain Golf & Water Park

• Located approx. 5 minutes South of Hua Hin • Fantastic Euro Kitchen, Air Con, Fans • Pool, garden, large covered terrace & Sala

Beds : 3 Land area : 650 m2

Beds : 4 Land area : 1800 m2

Beds: 3 Land area: 1200 m2

Hua Hin South


Beds : 4 Land area : 1,120 m2

Baths : 4 Living area : 250 m2

11,000,000 THB


Baths : 5 Living area : 300 m2

Hua Hin South

Baths : 4 Living area : 355 m2

11,500,000 THB

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Hua Hin Center


Baths: 4 Living area: 320 m2

12,500,000 THB


• 5 minutes South of Hua Hin’s Center • Large landscaped land, Elevated Sala • Euro kitchen, large covered terrace, pool

• 2.5Km’s from New BluePort Shopping Mall • Brand new, ready to move in • Large covered Terrace, Pool, Euro Kitchen

Beds : 3 Land area : 1,400 m2

Beds : 3 Land area : 769 m2

Baths : 4 Living area : 300 m2

Baths : 3 Living area : 245 m2

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Countryside • Minutes walk to the Beach and New BluPort Mall when opened • Many beachfront restaurant and bars within minutes’ walk • Close to Black SeaPine Golf & Water Park

Khao Takiab

Beach • Located approximately 5 minutes from Hua Hin • Amari w/beach club/ 2 large pools • Fitness, 4 restaurants, furnished

Khao Tao

Beach • Located approx. 15 minutes South of Hua Hin Center • 180 degree ocean view, Hotel Amenities • Fully furnished / turnkey


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22,800,000 THB

Khao Tao

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Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Living area: 192 m2 Land area: 252 m2

5,950,000 THB

#AG-A56 Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Living area: 44 m2

2,950,000 THB

#AG-A57 Beds: Studio Baths: 1 Living area: 48 m2

• Located approx. 15 minutes South of Hua Hin Center • 180 degree ocean view, Hotel Amenities • Modern/High Rental Returns

Hua Hin North

Near Beach • 15 minutes North of Hua Hin’s Center • Ground floor unit with direct swimming pool access • Beach Front Complex, tremendous amenities

Khao Tao

Beachfront • Located approx. 15-20 minutes South of Hua Hin • Ocean & beach views, Oceanfront pool • Euro kitchen, Air cons, large covered deck

Beds: 2 Baths: 2 + 1 Living area: 187 m2

12,500,000 THB

#AG-A59 Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Living area: 166 m2

21,950,000 THB

#AG-A54 Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Living area: 250 m2



19,500,000 THB

This modern Hua Hin golf course home is located in Palm Hills, the “Beverly Hills” of Hua Hin. With majestic mountain and water views this “almost” new home is stylishly decorated with high quality furniture and high end kitchen appliances. All 3 bedrooms are en-suite plus there is a separate guest bathroom. A covered terrace gives you golf course, water and mountain views, the perfect place to entertain guests or just to relax and soak in natures beauty. Included in this home’s purchase is a lifetime family membership to the Palm Hils Golf Club and Palm Hills separate Fitness Club.

Beds: 3

Baths: 3

Hua Hin North

Living area: 650 m2 Land area: 854 m2


27,500,000 THB

This Hua Hin golf course home is located in the prestigious golf course community of Palm Hills and offers gorgeous park like views overlooking a lake and golf course. The mature grounds contain a three car enclosed garage with storage, two one-bedroom guest houses both en-suite, a main house with 3 bedrooms all en-suite, a bedroom/fitness room en-suite with steam room, an oversized kitchen amd maids quarters en-suite. The 15-meter swimming pool overflows and there is a 10 person jacuzzi with waterfall feature. This Hua Hin Golf Course home comes with a family lifetime golf membership and a separate fitness facillity lifetime family membership.

Beds: 7

Baths: 8

Living area: 750 m2 Land area: 2,400 m2

Hua Hin North


24,500,000 THB

Located in the desirable north end of Hua Hin is this 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom home on a very large land plot of 2,512 square meters. Three separate buildings are contained within the property. The main house features 3 bedrooms, all en-suite and a large open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge. A very large covered terrace provides great outdoor living along with an outside shower and bathroom, storage room and covered parking for two cars. A separate building contains two large bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bathroom, a storage room and a large office that could also be a bedroom. A spacious entertaining sala overlooking the ultra large 8 X 16 meter pool contains a bar with two wine fridges and plenty of seating. The lawn is immense with stunning landscaping. Additional amenities include a CCTV system, an internal and external alarm system featuring laser beam protection on the perimeter walls, 2 large storage areas and a separate washing machine room. The large executive home is ideal for entertaining many guests.

Beds: 6

Baths: 5

Hua Hin North

Living area: 411 m2


Land area: 2,512 m2

25,000,000 THB

This large impressive golf course home is located in Palm Hills, approximately fifteen minutes from Hua Hin’s center. From its commanding position you have great golf course and mountain views. This large home has four bedrooms, all en-suite, an office, two covered terraces, a large swimming pool, covered parking for two cars, electric gate and mature topical gardens. This home comes with a lifetime membership to both the golf course and the separate fitness

Beds: 3

Baths: 5

Living area: 650 m2 Land area: 2000 m2

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HUA HINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEST BUYS Hua Hin North

Beds : 6 Baths : 7 Land : 1,600 m2 Living : 700 m2


60,000,000 THB

Located in Palm Hills,

Hua Hin North


110,000,000 THB

Approximately 20 minutes from Hua Hin, this spectacular golf course estate consists of the main house, 2 guest houses and a helipad. Within the main house there is an exceptionally large living room, a library, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, a dining room, a wine and food cellar, a pond with a wet bar, a pool (thirtythree meters at its widest and deep enough for diving), a lanai with outdoor shower, and a sala for meditation. There are 2 guest houses with 5 additional bedrooms. Beds: 10 Baths: 10


Living area: 1700 m2

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Land area: 9,600 m2

Beds: 5

Baths: 5

Living area: 775 m2 Land area: 4.800 m2

HUA HINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BEST BUYS Hua Hin West


35,000,000 THB

DESIGNER HOME IN DESIRABLE LOCATION This home has too many selling points to mention, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try. 100 sqm living room with teak folding doors to the stunning pool and garden,15-meter pool with built in Jacuzzi and solar, 6 bathrooms. 2 with Jacuzzi, Large 60 sqm master suite with huge bathroom and walk in closets, 2 guest suites with huge bathrooms and walk in closets, all 3 suites on the second floor have private terraces, specially designed custom spiral staircase, Smart House system, big TV projector with built in sound system, massive bamboo floors on the second floor, custom imported Pininfarina Kitchen with a large American fridge, wine cooler etc etc., vaulted ceilings with light design, maid quarters with full kitchen, double covered carpark, water filtration system, fully furnished with designer furnishings. Located less than 4 kilometers from Hua Hin town centre, 3 kilometers from Hua Hin Beach, and only 2.5 kilometers to the new Blu Port mega shopping mall and mere minutes away from the Ultra-Luxe Maha Samutr Country Club and Banyan Golf Course. Living : 500 m2

Land : 1,200 m2

5 Bedrooms

6 Bathrooms

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