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ome cities are instantly known by the famous landmark located within. Paris will forever be known by the Eiffel Tower, Seattle by the Space Needle and Sydney by its Opera House. Our Let’s Go feature this month takes us to Kanchanaburi, 123 Km’s west of Bangkok. In 1942 during World War II, Kanchanaburi was under Japanese control. It was here that they forced Asian labourers along with Allied POWs to build the infamous Burma Railway. It was nicknamed the Death Railway because almost half of the prisoners working on the project died from disease, maltreatment, or accidents. While working on the railway the workers were forced to build a bridge, a bridge that became the famous landmark for Kanchanaburi due to a movie. That movie, released in 1957, was called The Bridge on the River Kwai. Turn to page 38 to find out why you’ll want to visit and what you should see in addition to the bridge. In 1977, recognizing a renewed appetite for sophisticated travel, James Sherwood, founder of Belmond, a hotel and leisure company, purchased two vintage train carriages at a Monte Carlo auction. He sought out additional cars from famous vintage trains, including Le Train Bleu and the Rome Express. Following years of careful restoration, the iconic midnight-blue cars finally rolled onto the rails in 1982 ready to escort guests in peerless luxury on a classic journey between London and Venice. Luxury train travel, where getting there is more fun than arriving, has caught on world-wide. Get on board and turn to page 56 where we explore other luxury trains from around the world that should be on your bucket list.

Over the years HOT Magazine has been a media partner for several different organizations including the Thailand Property Awards and the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show. Recently we were selected to be a media partner for an organization that we are extremely excited about, that being the 2019 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous happening in Phuket January 18th to the 20th. This is the 18th year of the ASR where superyachts from around the world converge on Phuket for races and parties on and off the water. HOT Magazine will have an all access pass to all of the events and we look forward to bringing it to you in early 2019. Dig out your decks shoes and turn to page 64 to find out more about the event and its festivities. 13 years ago Terry Blackburn, publisher of the Thailand based Property Report Magazine, produced Thailand’s first Real Estate Awards program naming it the Thailand Property Awards. Since then the Awards program has grown to become the region’s biggest and most respected covering more than a dozen countries across Asia. The Asia Property Awards, as it is now known, rewards the best at a domestic and regional level, providing a benchmark of excellence for Asian real estate. On November 9th the winners from all the participating countries converged on Bangkok for the 2018 Asia Property Awards Grand Final to find out who is the best of the best. Break out your finest and turn to page 68 to find out who has this year’s bragging rights. 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.

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Thai Renaissance Style Be whisked away to a serene tropical paradise that is rich in historical ambiance. Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra’s lavish accommodations captures the beauty of a bygone Colonial era. Step outside onto your private balcony and feel your cares melt away as you breathe in the fresh air, as your eyes gaze upon the tranquil waters of the timeless River Kwai.

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Model: Dream Chanokporn MUA: Metasit Hair Studio Khonpond Make Up Photographers: Sunya Yamake Supphachat Khomkow Acc: Bride And Groom Gallery Location: Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra

Stitched clothing, including court attire and ceremonial uniforms, were invented during the reign of King Chulalongkorn. Western forms of dress became popular among urbanites in Bangkok during this time period. During the early 1900s, King Vajiravudh launched a campaign to encourage Thai women to wear long hair instead of traditional short hair, and to wear pha sinh, a tubular skirt, instead of the chong kraben, a cloth wrap.

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Model Dream Chanokporn MUA: Metasit Hair Studio Khonpond Make Up Photographers: Sunya Yamake Supphachat Khomkow Acc: Bride And Groom Gallery Location: Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra

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HOT AROUND HUA HIN New Executive Chef Does It All and ‘For the Love of Food’ at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort InterContinental Hua Hin Resort announces appointment of YiFan Chu as the seaside destination’s new executive chef. Originally from Taiwan and raised in the USA, Chef Yi-Fan brings to the position wide-ranging experience in all aspects of restaurant operation. He began his culinary career in front-of-house roles as waiter and bartender. Then, after graduating in 2004 from the Le Cordon Bleu programme at California School of Culinary Arts, he moved into the kitchen and there honed his craft at highly regarded venues in the Los Angeles area, working his way up from cook, to catering chef, sous chef and eventually executive chef. Along with such hands-on work, the chef likewise gained experience as venue operator with his own restaurant and wine bar. After heading to Europe and expanding his horizons in Germany as chef de cuisine at a large Chinese restaurant, Chef Yi-Fan set his sights back on the continent of Asia itself, Southeast Asia and Thailand in particular. From 2010 to mid-2018, he applied his talents at restaurants and luxury hotel properties on Phuket Island. During the period, he also had opportunity to express his drive and competitive spirit by appearing twice on Iron Chef Thailand. Now overseeing all culinary matters as of July 2018, Chef Yi-Fan Chu imparts his personal philosophy – ‘For the love of food’ – to the resort’s diverse collection of food and drink venues, including newly reconceptualised Azure Restaurant & Bar.

Tennis Great Aryna Sabalenka Swings By Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin Tennis star Aryna Sabalenka, who won her first two Women’s Tennis Association titles in 2018, took a relaxing break at the Holiday Inn Hua Hin Vana Nava Resort in October. Among other activities, the twentyyear-old Belarusian created her own cocktails at Vana Nava Sky and enjoyed a Thai signature lunch beside the sea at Le Colonial Beach Club. Vana Nava Sky Bar is a dramatic rooftop venue with spellbinding views spanning Hua Hin City and the Gulf of Thailand. The creative vision of worldrenowned bar and restaurant innovator Ashley Sutton, it’s the perfect spot to soak up a stunning sunset and slide into seaside nightlife vibes. Le Colonial Beach Club is an immaculately renovated century-old teak beachside villa dishing up every tropical beach activity under the sun. Cool drinks and freshest seafood are enjoyed while lounging in a cabana between dips in the infinity-edge swimming pool and strolls along the sand.

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HOT AROUND HUA HIN The event was over 2 days with 92 players flooding in from nearby Hua Hin and Bangkokians trying to escape the pollution. The event raised money for 2 wonderful charities: THE BEAUMONT FOUNDATION

‘Putting’ the fun in fundraising The pristine course and stunning backdrop of Black Mountain played host to Sansara’s first Charity Classic this year. There are few that have not heard of the world class golf course just outside Hua Hin. What was once pineapple groves is now an incredible 27 hole golf course that has the accolade of being in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses outside USA.

They believe there is a fundamental need in Thailand for quality education to be made available at all levels of society and are working hard to build schools to create education opportunities for people that would otherwise never get that chance. For more details please visit: www.tbp-foundation.com LIGHTHOUSE CLUB IN BANGKOK

A Thailand chapter of The Lighthouse Club founded in the U.K. more than 50 years ago. The Club raises money for various charities such as schooling for the children of construction workers.

For more details please visit: www.lighthousebangkok.com The main sponsor of the event – Sansara, is a development on Black Mountain which offers a full service lifestyle living with apartments starting at just 4 Million baht. All of their properties include 2 free green fees at Black Mountain every week. The event was made possible thanks to the support of all the sponsors that gave so generously: Black Mountain Golf Club, BuilderSmart PCL, Thai Gypsum PCL, Marriott Hua Hin, O’Malleys, Beca, RCC, D&W Asia, Kasikorn Bank, Fujitsu, Urban Living, S&P Restaurants, Rockwool, UAI, D’ablo, Urban Living.

Anantara Hua Hin Resort Ranked 14Th Top Resort In Asia Anantara Hua Hin Resort is delighted to announce that it has been ranked #14 out of the 45 Top Resorts in Asia by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longestrunning and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry, and the properties selected are internationally respected as being among “the best of the best” in the world of travel. This year’s award was based on the submissions of nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers who rated their travel experiences and cast their votes for their favorite top

resorts in Asia. As the very first of the Anantara hotels, a stay at Anantara Hua Hin Resort is an escape to a lush haven of luxury with a classic Thai elegance that has become the iconic inspiration for dozens of hotels and resorts in the world’s most beautiful destinations. Designed as a traditional Thai village by Asia’s leading landscape architect, Bill Bensley, the resort is set amidst the overflowing greenery of aromatic jungle gardens and lotus-filled lagoons that create a secret hideaway for your most indulgent dreams of relaxation and romance by the seaside.

Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Zambia. Our thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provide windows into the genuine modern character of each destination. Inside and outside each property travellers engage with the places, people and stories that make the destination like nowhere else in the world. Guests curate a lifetime of memories through personal experiences as Anantara opens doors and enables journeys of adventure and indulgence. For more, visit www.anantara.com

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InterContinental Hua Hin Resort & Spa Improves Your Afternoon Four Different Ways Afternoon Tea or High Tea as it is sometimes known originated amongst the wealthy social classes in England in the 1840s. An absoloutly delightful way to spend the afternoon with friends, the InterContinental Hua Hin serves it four different ways. AFTERNOON TEA DELIGHT Indulge in the ultimate luxury with afternoon tea set served to you and your family in the elegant surroundings of Lee La Bar, in the heart of the resort and feature intimate seating amid charming carved-wood décor. CLASSIC AFTERNOON The collection of traditional English afternoon tea favourites created by Executive Chef Yi-Fan. Enjoy premium tea paired with more than a dozen delicious morsels. Among savoury dishes are tuna mayonnaise sandwich with toast, caponata beetroot

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sandwich and green tea bread with salami. Sweet treats include strawberry mousse, fruit tart, seasonal Thai dessert and more. EAST MEETS WEST The double-tiered afternoon tea set with a twist. The perfect combination between Western and Thai delicacies specially chosen by our Thai sous chef, Lek, as he’s known in the kitchen. For this set, he’s enhanced that mastery with similarly extensive Asian and Western cookery know-how. The result is savoury titbits like Northeast-style pork sausage with condiments, while sweet choices include mango éclair and lime macaroon. A TASTE OF ROMANCE The vivid-coloured afternoon tea set designed to arouse the passions.

Our pastry chef, Chef Tum, has applied his two decades of patisserie experience in creating tidbits that delight the eye as much as the palate. His set includes savoury smoked salmon sandwich along with sweet delights like blueberry opera cake, chocolate heart, taro jam roll cake and more. This set is highly recommended for loving couples. Truly love at first sight! Available daily from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. at Lee La Bar or any other outlets throughout the resort. For more information or to make a reservation, please call +66 (0) 32 616999, email ichh.rsvn@ihg.com or visit intercontinental.com/huahin


HOT AROUND HUA HIN Thomas Ehrhart, The New Hotel Manager Of Amari Hua Hin Thomas Ehrhart has recently been named the new Hotel Manager for Amari Hua Hin. After having worked for the past six years in Hotel Management in Bangkok, most recently at Amari Boulevard, Thomas brings his experience in conducting task force programmes across Asia to the hotel. Thomas looks forward to working with him team to further enhance the already exemplary food and beverage outlets of Amari Hua Hin and to make them “first in mind” destinations for not only his guests but for the Hua Hin community as well. The recently revamped menu at Shoreline Beach Club has been well received and they plan to enhance the beach club further as they go into the high tourist season. Reef Deli Wine Cellar Restaurant will also be focused on to enhance their guest's enjoyment. With a lot of culinary creativity and continuous development Thomas and his team will be more than happy to hear from you about your personal favourites and look forward to welcoming you to one of their restaurants.

Mongdulay 77 Restaurant on Soi 77 Mongdulay is open from 12 to 10pm for lunch and dinner. The restaurant serves traditional Thai dishes with a few European choices thrown in. Ask about their free shuttle bus service and daytime beachfront sunbed rentals. 061 883 499 082 496 8888

All You Can Eat Ribs & Wings at Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Every Thursday from 6PM to 8PM at the Sheraton Hua Hin Resort’s Sundara Sports Lounge enjoy all you can eat fresh grilled pork Ribs and fresh grilled Wings along with Fries and Salad for the low price of THB 499 net per person or THB 599 net per person with a glass of draught beer. For more information or to make a reservation call 032 708 000, ext. 112

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Ultimate ‘Surf ‘N’ Turf’ Seaside BBQ Dinner Launched At The, Anantara Hua Hin Resort On Tuesday evening November 6th, the Anantara Hua Hin Resort’s General Manager Mr. Manish Jha, welcomed VIP guests to enjoy the Anantara’s inaugural Seaside BBQ buffet ‘Surf ‘n’ Turf’, which is exclusively available every Tuesday from 6.30pm to 10.00pm at the Anantara’s Sai Thong restaurant. Those attending indulged in premium local seafood and a selection of meats including the ‘Tomahawk' which offers the highest level of tenderness and juiciness. For the health conscious, all of the fresh organic vegetables come straight from the Anantara’s own farm. For those not so health conscious there were plenty of mouth-watering desserts. The Anantara’s Tuesday night Surf & Turf Buffet is priced at THB 1,200 net per person with an exclusive offer on selected Australian wines, priced at just THB 600 net per bottle.

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Thai House 51 Set in a traditional Thai style house, Thai House 51 serves traditional highquality Thai food at a reasonable price and includes many hard to find menu items. The restaurant is housed in an 80 year old remodeled classic Thai style from the Rama 7 period. The owners are Khun Fon, a captain in the Hua Hin Police force and Khun Joy from Red Mountain. A Private Karaoke Room is located on the 2nd floor. The restaurant is available for weddings and private parties or private catering. Open for lunch buffet and dinner from 10AM to 10PM Tel: 088 663 6224, K. Fon

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ICONSIAM Opens In Appropriately Spectacular Fashion On Friday evening November 9th in Bangkok ICONSIAM, a stunning global landmark, held a private celebrity filled grand opening and then opened to the public on the following day. Located on a 55-rai riverside site with 400 metres of Chao Phraya River frontage, Bangkok’s latest entry into the luxury mall foray appears to have set a standard that all future malls will measure themselves against. With a cost of 55 billion THB ICONSIAM offers over 750,000 square metres of floor area and includes not one but two of the world’s most glamorous retail complexes as well as two luxury waterfront residential condominium buildings of 70 and 52 floors, one of which carries the Mandarin Oriental

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Residences brand which also sets a new standard for luxury residences based on square meter pricing. ICONSIAM is being developed by three of Thailand’s most successful businesses, including Siam Piwat, the owner and operator of prestige retail developments such as Siam Center, Siam Paragon, and Siam Discovery; Magnolia Quality Development Corporation (MQDC), the owner and developer of luxury quality residential and mixed-use projects; and multinational conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group. The Charoen Pokphand Group, based in Bangkok, is Thailand's largest private company and one of world's largest conglomerates. According to Mr. Supoj Chaiwatsirikul, Managing Director, ICONSIAM Co.,

Ltd., “ICONSIAM has opened the door to a mega city full of ‘superlatives’ and ‘first-ever’ wonders. Many of the world’s ultra-luxury brands have located their flagship stores in the stunning 25,000-square metre super luxury pavilion called ‘ICONLUXE’ which is situated next to the river and has the longest pillarless glass façade in the world. It is built with specially commissioned glass that is pleated around the building to create a nirvana of luxury worthy of the new landmark on the Chao Phraya River. More than 7,000 leading brands of the world and Thailand will have their presence in Thailand, many for the first time and with new concepts and special products exclusively at ICONSIAM.” Among the ‘first-ever’ brands and stores is Siam Takashimaya. Takashimaya is a


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legendary department store from Japan that is highly admired. The group will have its first presence in Thailand and the Thai store has 36,000 square metres of floor space across seven floors. The Thai store will offer a wide variety of products for shoppers of every gender and age group. There are more than 500 brands, many being very wellknown Japanese brands and more than 80 of them being made available in Thailand for the first time. ICONSIAM also houses an empire of premium luxury automotive brands from many of the world’s most technologically advanced auto makers that offer exceptional experiences, including Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Mini, BMW Motorrad and Porsche. And most exclusively, BMW is ready to showcase, for the first time in Asia, its automobiles using Virtual Reality

(VR). Through special eyeglasses, the automobile is presented in virtual images. Settings can be adjusted to try on different features, change the background to daytime or nighttime, change the colour of the vehicle body, or walk around and even get inside the automobile. Mr.Visit Malaisirirat, Chief Executive Officer of Magnolia Quality Development Corporation (MQDC), developer of the two super-luxury residential towers at ICONSIAM, said, “Magnolia Waterfront Residences is the most luxurious condominiums ever with a magnificent location right on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The extraordinary 70-floor residential tower has 379 units. There is also a 52-floor, super-luxury tower which is branded as ‘The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok’ and which

is the first Mandarin Oriental-branded residential development in Southeast Asia. Both residential towers have become phenomenal success stories for Thailand’s real estate industry setting unprecedented standards of quality and luxury. Their design and construction standards are equal to the best residential developments anywhere in the world’s great metropolises such as London, Tokyo and Shanghai. Residences in both towers have set records as the most expensive residential developments and have become superb investments as well. Prices start at around THB 85 million (US$2.58 million) for a twobedroom condominium. The largest residence has 707 square metres and costs around THB 460 (US$ 14 million).”

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‘Un Ai Rak Khlai Khwam Nao’ (Love and Warmth at Winter’s End) Festival On Friday evening November 9th His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has graciously initiated the organisation of a winter festival under the theme ‘Un Ai Rak Khlai Khwam Nao’ (Love and Warmth at Winter’s End) from 9 December to 19th January, 2019, at the Royal Plaza on the grounds of Dusit Palace. The event reflects the long-standing bond between the Royal Institution and the Thai people, plus corresponds to the wishes of the late King Rama IX to carry on, conserve and continue to further develop all aspects of life for the benefit of the Thai nation. In addition, the public are invited to take part in charitable activities with proceeds going to assist the under-privileged and needy in all regions of Thailand. Event activities will feature many unique elements, including:

Exhibitions The ‘Siam Pracha Ramluek’  (The Memoir of the Siamese People), to be held on the grounds of Dusit Palace, will display the biography and life work of King Rama V the Great through photographs and a QR code. The exhibition and activities

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show the bountiful love and endless reverence the Thai people have for their monarchy. ‘The Trees of Kings’ exhibition will be housed in a Rama V the Great-era architectural style space displaying indepth biographies and achievements dating from the days of King Rama V the Great through to King Rama IX. Storytelling though photographs and VDOs, using advanced mapping projection techniques, will chronical Thailand’s development from the King Rama V the Great period to the King Rama IX period while emphasising the conservation and development efforts for the benefit and happiness of all Thai people. Royal Family shops, and those of invited guests, plus ancient Thai food stalls and products, will be on display at Sanam Suea Pa under the theme of ‘Tai Rom Phra Borom Bodhi Som Bhan Sueb San Choom Chon Withi Thai’ (Under His Benevolence, Conserve Thai Local Communities). The public will get an opportunity to enjoy Thai-style lucky draws and games from the Kalapaphruk Tree, proceeds going to assist the underprivileged and needy in all regions of Thailand.

Main stage Daily cultural performances from all regions of Thailand will liven the main stage, including retro-style openair cinema airing period films. There will also be demonstrations of fine art from the Royal Court that was passed down through generations including fresh floral garland making and cloth stitching, from the Royal Traditional Thai Crafts School for Women (Wittayalai Nai Wong Ying) and Royal Craftsmen College (Wittayalai Nai Wong Chai). Interested members of the public can take courses to learn these fine arts that remain viable ways to make a living today. In addition, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will present a replica cinema of the reign of King Rama V the Great airing period commercials of Thailand’s tourism. The event will be open from 10.30– 21.00 Hrs., and until 22.00 Hrs. on Friday and Saturday. Entry is free. The public is encouraged to dress in traditional Thai period costume from the golden reign of King Rama V the Great, or wear Thai textiles or polite attire of this bygone era


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Global Experts Share Their Know-How At PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit Keynote speaker Andrew Staples from the Economist Corporate Network shared his regional strategic forecast for Asia’s property market. The 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit (ARES) took place November 8th and 9th, with over 15 global experts in property technology (PropTech, big data, smart cities, e-commerce, digital innovation and Internet of Things (IoT) attending the prestigious event at The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok. The start of the two-day event saw the opening keynote speaker share his regional strategic forecast for Asia’s property market. He was none other than Andrew Staples, editorial director and chief economist of the Economist Corporate Network. Jones Lang Lasalle’s chief information officer George Thomas followed with his keynote entitled “The past, present and future of PropTech”. Arup Singapore’s head of cities and planning team Chintan Raveshia, who is an expert on masterplanned developments and smart cities strategisation, delivered the day’s final keynote on “How city design must adapt for success in the 21st century.” The first day of the event was chaired by author and Asian hospitality expert Bill Barnett, who is also the managing director of C9 Hotelworks. Other

experts also held talks on Day 1. For instance, McKinsey & Company’s vice-president of IoT for Asia Ani Bhalekar tackled “Tech for the future – Digitalising Construction”. Juwai. com’s CEO Carrie Law discussed “Virtual Reality in property marketing is over – what’s next?” Hitachi Consulting’s global client partner Andrew Hamilton talked about “How we use IoT in smart cities?” Moreover, there were panel discussions on “Demystifying Big Data” and “Fintech in Asian property”. The former was moderated by Paul Ashburn, BDO managing partner in Thailand. The three panelists comprised Smart Dubai’s strategic planning advisor Dr Okan Geray, One Bangkok’s director of smart cities & sustainability Anthony Arundell, and CBRE’s regional managing director for Southeast Asia, Vikram Kohli. The second panel discussion was moderated by Benedict Lim, Ernst & Young’s managing director of Southeast Asia Real Estate. The panelists comprised Savills’ CEO for Southeast Asia Christopher J. Marriott, FinFabrik’s co-founder and COO Dr Florian M. Spiegl, and fintech advisor Phonpimol Pathomsak. Finally, PropertyGuru’s chief technology officer Manav Kamboj moderated the panel discussion on

“Innovation and entrepreneurship in Asian property technology”. The panelists comprised HOMA’s founder and chief executive and Pennie Lim, HUBBA’s chief strategy officer Archawat Chareonsilp, and Jostein Aksnes, founder and CEO of Property Flow and 7 Peaks Software. Kamboj also handed out the inaugural PropertyGuru Tech Innovation Award, which honours innovative work of technology firms in the real estate sector. The recipient was igloohome, a Singapore-based startup established in 2016 that develops smart locks. “It’s our honour to gather these global thought leaders and industry innovators at the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit. Innovation indeed drives any industry and we will leverage what we’ve learned and discussed at this conference, so that we continue to be a trusted advisor to property seekers in the Southeast Asian region, and hopefully even beyond that,” said Kamboj. Meanwhile, Day 2 of the summit focused on smart and global cities, with keynote sessions by ASEAN Economic Community’s deputy secretary-general Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo and PLP Architecture’s Ron Bakker, the designer of Amsterdam’s The Edge, which is touted as the world’s most sustainable office building.

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generous sea breeze greet us. The sun had set and the early evening light cast the ocean in a soft hue of blue. Tables and chairs are set out between the palm trees, directly on the sand. Glasses and cutlery sparkle in the subdued light. A multitude of lanterns hang from the palm trees adding to the romantic, or even idyllic, atmosphere. What a fantastic first impressions we have arriving at the absolutely waterfront Sai Thong restaurant at the Anantara Hua Hin Resort.

Our goal for the evening is simple. Experience the new Surf “N” Turf BBQ – an initiative created by Executive Chef Rainer Mueller for hotel guests, local residents and visitors to Hua Hin visitors. And this writer can never say no to the opportunity of the freshest of seafood and great quality meats, perfectly prepared and cooked for my dining pleasure – and that’s exactly what Chef Rainer presented us with. With the large traditional coal fired barbecue as the centre piece, the Executive Chef and his team

have also set out a row of shiny silver chaffing dishes filled with a collection of different rice options, along with baked potatoes, sweet potatoes fries, a vegetarian pasta, and a choice of other vegetable dishes. The adjoining salad bar offered Thai pomelo or papaya salads, a grilled asparagus salad, and a variety of individual ingredients to make your own – with the hotel’s grown onsite hydroponic lettuce in pride of place. There’s even a bread station to slice your own from a selection of fresh crusty breads or grab some just baked Naan bread.

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For the “Surf” side of the BBQ, sitting atop an iced display were long handled skewers, threaded full with generous pieces of either barracuda, grouper, mackerel, squid, or fat prawns. The seafood on these skewers was interspersed with sliced vegetables like red, green or yellow peppers, onions, cherry tomatoes, and sweet banana chillies. Just decide what seafood to start with and chefs barbecue your choice on the spot. We started with a selection of barbecued barracuda and prawns in the shell which were delivered to our table on warmed platters to keep the food at optimum temperature.

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Attentive staff also supplied a Nam Jim seafood sauce to accompany the perfectly grilled fish and prawns. A mixed plate of the fresh salads and the oven hot Naan bread went perfectly with our seafood.

quickly barbecue and deliver to your table. We certainly tasted and enjoyed the lamb but the slices of tomahawk steak were delectable. Fit for a king even, and totally moreish!

The “Turf” side of the BBQ offers more of those generously filled skewers. A selection of three marinated meats – either pork neck, chicken thighs, or lamb cubes. There is also slow roasted beef short ribs.

To accompany the Surf “N” Turf BBQ there is a very attractive selection of quality wines – white and red – by the bottle and priced around 600 THB. We tried an Australian Wolf Blass which worked well with our barbecue selections.

The pièce de résistance though is, the Australian wagyu tomahawk steaks. Each averaging around 3kg. Already par-cooked, the chefs slice off succulent slivers which they then

Throughout the evening, a three piece band add to the atmosphere covering popular tunes suitable for a dinner setting. Also, twice during the evening a troupe of four Thai female


dancers performed. For their first routine they were accompanied by Thai traditional drummers and the second performance more modern and up tempo in nature. All adding an extra level of ambience to the evening. Dinner is never complete without desserts and Chef Rainer and his team created two display tables stacked full of temptation. In such a tropical and waterfront setting, there had to be a broad selection of exotic fruits that Thailand is famous for. Or help yourself to a choice of two ice-creams – coconut or peach on the night we visited. And then there

were the cakes – large platters with your choice of chocolate, cheesecake, carrot cake, and a brownie style – all cut into delicate portions so you don’t feel greedy trying more than one, two, or even three! The Surf “N” Turf BBQ happens every Tuesday evening staring from November 6th 2018 and can be found at the Sai Thong restaurant, ocean front within the Anantara Hua Hin resort. Reservations for, or further enquiries about, the Surf “N” Turf BBQ can be made on +66 (0) 32 520 250 or emailing fb.ahh@anantara.com

THB net per person. Yes, that price includes tax and service charges which to this writes mind, is excellent value for money. As are the wines on offer as part of the overall evening. If the atmosphere of the evening has you wanting to linger longer, then I suggest the Sala Siam lounge bar adjacent to the Resort’s foyer – a contemporary Thai space with live music and innovative cocktails. Michael Cullen

This Surf “N” Turf feast (Tuesday evenings only) is priced at 1200

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What is your full name and age? My name is Arnaud Béril, I am 29 years old. What is your current Job Position? Director of Food and Beverage at the stunning AVANI Hua Hin Resort & Villas. How long have you lived in Hua Hin or been coming to Hua Hin? I am new to Hua Hin and have arrived mid-October this year. Prior to my move I only had the chance to experience the destination once over Songkran and I am certainly excited to discover this charming place now. What did you know about Hua Hin before you moved here? Having now spent almost 9 years in the country, I knew that Hua Hin was a famous weekend destination offering some of the best Resorts in Thailand. What do you like most about your profession? Growing up in the south west of France near Bordeaux, our house was always a place where friends, family and neighbors would gather, enjoy tasty meals and spend quality times. I was then naturally driven to start a career in Hospitality for this very purpose of welcoming guests and fellow travelers and it is certainly one of the aspects of my job that I like the most! What do you like least about your profession? Being a hotelier is a true passion and I cannot think of anything I dislike. There are certainly more challenging situations than others but even then, positive outcomes can be expected.

What is your favorite restaurant and why? (please don’t promote your own restaurants) One of my favorite place to dine is in the country side of France serving simple authentic food, made with love for many years. Here in Hua Hin and being a member of the newly reformed Skål organization, I had the chance to enjoy a great dinner at the beach front restaurant of Putahracsa and look forward to return. What do you like to do in your free time and why? Playing electric guitar is one of my favorite thing to do when I have free time. I found this very relaxing and inspiring. What would you recommend to new-comers to do in Hua Hin and why? Enjoy the many markets and day trip activities the region has to offer and treat themselves in a nice resort by the beach to make the most out of their precious holidays. Tell us a surprising fact that the public might not know about you? I have always been attracted to extreme sports and one of my next goal is to Skydive. What is the most outlandish thing you have ever done and why? Back when I was 18 years old, I took on an adventurous road trip from Cape Town South Africa to the Namib desert with nothing else than a small rental car, a cool box and a strong will to travel through the bush and discover this amazing part of the world.

What do you like most about Hua Hin? I am yet to discover Hua Hin however I have already met some great personalities around the city which makes for a warm welcome. My early peaceful morning rides through Palm Hills Golf to reach our Resort is also something I enjoy since day one.

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GEARING UP TO THE GLORY OF FESTIVE SEASON AT INTERCONTINENTAL HUA HIN RESORT Join us for a brilliant moment together this year that will last forever in your hearts.

Monday, 24 December 2018 from 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 from 12.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

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Make Christmas Eve delightfully different with a BBQ dinner on the beach. Also enlivening the night will be an exciting fire dance, live saxophone music and festive tunes by our resident DJ. Price:

THB 4,299++ per person including one-hour cocktail reception during Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Children under 6 dine free,7- to 11-year-olds at half price.

Celebrate Christmas Day with a brunch and live music at Azure Restaurant featuring premium seafood along with international dishes made with premium local produce. Price:

THB 1,999++ per person. Children under 6 dine free, 7- to 11-year-olds at half price.

Beverage package: THB 1,999 net including free-flow beer, wine, soft drinks and fresh juices for two hours

Chandon special: THB 1,800++ per bottle, THB 3,200++ for two bottles

Monday, 31 December 2018 from 7.00 p.m. to midnight

Monday, 31 December 2018 from 9.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.

‘DINE AND DANCE UNDER THE STARS’ NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER

LAPLAYA RELOADED NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Presenting a glittering Hua Hin New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a cocktail reception and an extravaganza buffet dinner on the Beach Wing Lawn along with the entertainment performanced by renowned electric violinist June Chanakan.

Say hello to 2019 on the beach and a massively fun New Year’s Eve gathering. This surfside bash will feature DJ tunes as well as the largest fireworks display in Hua Hin. You’ll dance the night away while sipping bubbly and enjoying tasty nibbles. All the while, the night builds to a midnight countdown then spectacular fireworks and smiles as wide as the sea for everyone.

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THB 8,999++ per person including welcome cocktail. Children under 6 dine free, 7- to 11-year-olds at half price.

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Book by 15 December, receive 20% discount.

Entertainment: DJ tunes, fire show on the beachfront and Hua Hin’s largest fireworks display lighting up the night sky

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aris has the Eiffel Tower, London its Clock Tower, New York the Empire State Building, Sydney an Opera House, Seattle has the Space Needle and in Kanchanaburi it’s a bridge. In 1942 during World War II, Kanchanaburi was under Japanese control. It was here that they forced Asian labourers along with Allied POWs to build the infamous Burma Railway. It was nicknamed the Death Railway because almost half of the prisoners working on the project

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died from disease, maltreatment, or accidents. While working on the railway in Kanchanaburi the workers were forced to build a bridge, a bridge that became world famous due to the 1957 Hollywood movie classic The Bridge on the River Kwai. The Hellfire Pass Memorial documents the history of how the Japanese army forced Allied prisoners to build a railway through Burma and western Thailand. The museum is situated at the site where

prisoners labored night and day, often with torches that resembled the fires of Hell. The city is also home to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. But Kanchanaburi, 123 km west of Bangkok, is so much more, especially for nature lovers. Our HOT Magazine research team spent a few enjoyable days in this historic city and here are their sightseeing suggestions in addition to the museum’s and mustsee bridge.


Erawan National Park Just a short drive from town is the Erawan National Park which was founded in 1975 and is Thailand’s 12th National Park. The park consists of forest and limestone hills with picturesque plains. Deciduous forest covers 81 percent of the park, while the remainder is blanketed in evergreens, making the whole area a real haven for nature lovers. The number one attraction here is the Erawan Waterfall. The waterfall consists of seven levels with a

sapphire green pond in each. The waterfall got its name from its top tier which is said to resemble the three-headed elephant of Hindu Mythology, hence the name ‘Erawan’. Wildlife watching possibilities are limited although deeper into the forest some animals and birds can be found.

Srinakarin National Park Srinakarin National Park is another perfect choice for nature lovers in Kanchanaburi. It is famed primarily

for the spectacular Huay Mae Khamin Waterfall, which crashes down towards the Khwae Yai River and is said to be the most stunning waterfall in Thailand. It is further out of town so it’s less populated than the closer Erawan Falls. Adventurous visitors can also visit caves around the park. History lovers must not miss Tham Sawan and Tham Phra caves where prehistoric paintings rub shoulders with a wondrous Buddha image. Animals like leopards, bats and orioles also patrol the park – so keep your eyes open.

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Huay Mae Khamin Waterfall

Srinkarin Dam Named after Princess Srinagarindra, the Srinakarin Dam is built on the Kwae Yai River in the Srisawat District. The dualpurpose dam is for river regulation and hydroelectric power generation. The lake created by the dam has a breathtaking view with surrounding mountains. It is also an excellent spot of fishing and has become one of the most important attraction sites in Kanchanaburi Province. Initial construction on the dam began in 1974 and it was complete in 1980. The original cost of the dam was estimated to be $45 million but because the dam was constructed on a fault line, the dam's foundation had to be reinforced which raised the cost to $114 million.

Muang Singh Historical Park The Muang Singh Historical Park protects the remains of two Khmer temples dating to the 13th and 14th centuries. It was declared a historical park in 1987. The history of the site goes back to the period between 857 and 1157, a period when the Khmer Kingdom was flourishing. Records show that the town was abandoned until the reign of King Rama I. The name Mueang Sing first showed in the chronicles of the reign of King Rama I (1782-1809), when it was a fortified town protecting the town Kanchanaburi.

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Srinagarind Dam


Surrounded by limestone hills on the bank of the Kwai river, the ancient city is almost square-shaped with moats, ramparts and laterite city walls. The wall is 880 meters long with gates on all four sides. There is an embankment of earth on each of the other inner sides of the wall; the outer sides are enclosed with seven moats and ramparts. These moats and ramparts were probably constructed for the water control system as well as for fortification. During repair, fine art departments had found many significant art pieces that are similar to the ones in Cambodia. These statues are now kept in the Bangkok National Museum. Reproductions of the statues are displayed at the castle. Erawan National Park

Kanchanaburi War Cemetary

Kanchanaburi Night Markets Wherever you go in Thailand you are never far from a night market and Kanchanaburi has two located in the city. The main market is at the train station which has stalls selling just about anything you would want to buy (and plenty of things you won’t). The second and smaller market is at the main bus station. This one is less touristy, and the prices are slightly less, if you are staying in the area and will be cooking at any point this is a great place to pick up your fresh produce. The food market starts daily at 6:00 PM and you will find various local Thai specialties and home-made Thai sweets. The choice is huge and often unexpectedly delicious. While the offerings at most souvenir stalls and open-air markets do not often stray beyond typical tourist knick-knacks, Kanchanaburi can be an exciting place to shop for quality gemstones. Here is the centre of Thailand’s gemstone mining industry, and Bo Ploi, a district within Kanchanaburi province, is one of the world’s largest production centres for blue sapphires. You will find these brilliant sapphires along with other precious and semi-precious stones at nearly every souvenir stall at various tourist attractions. But if quality is your biggest concern, then head over to Bo Ploi. The eastern approach to the Bridge over the River Kwai is one other area worth checking out. These stalls feature a diverse collection of crafts and home décor items, including bamboo crafts, readymade wear, Thai musical instruments, ceramics, lacquerware, bronzeware, paper parasols, silk and gemstones. Just like there is much more to Paris than the Eiffel Tower, there is so much more to see and do in Kanchanaburi than visiting the bridge and war museums. But like the Eiffel Tower, those are two things you don’t want to miss while you are here.

Muang Sing Historical park

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THE BARAI Spa & Residential Suites

Award-winning destination spa with 18 remarkable treatment rooms and 8 exclusive residential spa suites located on more than 4.5 acres of serene beach adjacent to Hyatt Regency Hua Hin. THE BARAI is an enticing discovery of the mind, body and spirit, with the magnificent architecture guiding you through a personalized wellness journey. When you arrive at THE BARAI, you leave one world behind and enter another. THE BARAI was designed by the renowned Thai architect, Khun Lek Bunnag, who was first inspired to create this project when he visited the Bayon Temple in Cambodia’s Angkor. The BARAI is named after ‘Barays’, the large man-made reservoirs created by the Khmers to channel irrigated water for their daily use, believed to be the life arteries of the empire, and as a source of life, wellbeing and healing.

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hen going on holiday it is the destination and the sights seen that create the warmest of memories, at least that is normally the case. HOT Magazine’s research team recently returned from a trip to Kanchanaburi and our consensus was that our accommodation was just as memorable as our time spent seeing the sights in and around this historical city. Due to a recommendation, we booked into the Away Kanchanaburi Resort & Spa and were so pleased we did. Situated on 37 rai of riverfront land, the resort is stunning. Based on the architecture of King Rama VI’s Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, commonly known as the Teak Wood Palace located between Hua Hin and Cha Am, the Resort offers 104 rooms & suites. Walking thru their doors you feel like you have been whisked away to a serene tropical paradise that is rich in historical ambiance. Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra’s lavish accommodations feature wood carvings and exquisite artwork that captures the beauty of a bygone Colonial era. It is a place that is peaceful, exotic, and full of fairy tale charm. Away Kanchanaburi offers 7 room types ranging in size from a generous 52 square meters for their Superior and Deluxe rooms to 232 square meters for their Presidential Suite. Not feeling quite presidential, we checked into their Grand Suite and were very pleased with its substantial size of 118 square meters. All areas were spacious, from the separate bedroom and bathroom to the lounge and very large outdoor deck that overlooked the river and their floating rice barge restaurant. The suite also included a second guest toilet which is a nice extra. The Rice Barge is the hotel’s signature restaurant which redefines the tide of authentic Thai cuisine. The crux of their menu features the freshest and most seasonal fish sourced from the local waters in addition to exciting and authentic Thai cuisine from all four provinces of Thailand. Tiara is the hotel’s all day restaurant where you can start your day off with a delectable buffet breakfast. Their lunch and dinner menu delves into a vast array of culinary classics from all over the World. In addition to a menu of innovative dishes they also offer an excellent selection of fine wines. Their Terrace restaurant is also an all day dining destination as well as the perfect place to enjoy Afternoon Tea or cocktails.

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PRIVÉ is their exclusive wine bar and karaoke lounge with a decor that will make you feel like you have stepped back into the 80’s. Here you can delve into their Sommelier’s selection of fine Grand Cru Classe wines or into the world of delightful cocktails. You can enjoy your libations in the lounge area or choose one of their private rooms for a night of karaoke. Being ensconced in such tranquility brings thoughts of a pampering spa visit and the Away Kanchanaburi’s Le Dheva Spa does not disappoint, offering spa and treatment packages from around the world. Four secluded rooms with luxury bathtubs along with other facilities are the perfect place to enjoy organic Thai Herbal scrubs and massages to modern western treatments. The hotels signature treatment is called the LE DHEVA massage, which is their most comprehensive massage, combining long, rhythmic strokes with warm, aromatic essential oils in order to bring about a harmonious symphony of relaxation. When you are in the mood to bump up your heart rate you can always visit their fully equipped Techno Gym fitness center which feature a world-class kinesis machine, along with state-of-the-art strength and cardio machines. Their on-site personal trainers also specialize in instructing Thai kickboxing classes, yoga and cross-training.

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Although the property is outstanding for holiday travelers, it’s just as great for those wanting to conduct business or put together work-related functions utilizing their state-of-the-art facilities. Whether you are visiting historic Kanchanaburi from Bangkok or another major business center, you and your colleagues will feel worlds away from the fast paced city lifestyle. You will be able to unwind in lush, tropical surroundings while conducting business in a professional facility. The hotel offers 3 meeting rooms with 2 capable of accommodating up to 300 for cocktails and 140 to 200 for dinner. The property is also a unique setting to exchange vows on your Wedding day. The gorgeous location combined with the resorts unique blend of traditional Thai culture and colonial charm offers a pictureperfect ambiance, full of romance, enchantment and breathtaking scenery. Soul mates who wish to host their dream wedding here will fall in love with the atmosphere and the 5-star service. The hotel offers so many visually exciting spaces, it is also the ideal location for prewedding photographs and several packages have been put together specifically for this activity.

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The Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort & Spa is one of those magical places that will keep drawing you back once you’ve had the opportunity to experience their style of hospitality. When visiting Kanchanaburi don’t miss out on this gem of lodging. Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra 9/99 Moo 3, Tambon Thamakham Amphoe Muang Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand book.akd@AwayResorts.com +66 3461 5999

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Bumrungrad Health Briefs Prostate Cancer

What Men Need to Know About Early Detection Every man aged 50 years or older needs to know the risk of developing prostate cancer. One of the easiest and most available methods of detection is the blood test known as Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA

• Having problems starting or stopping urination.

PSA is a protein that is produced by normal, as well as malignant (abnormal), cells of the prostate gland. The PSA blood test measures the level of PSA in a man’s blood in order to determine if he is at risk for prostate cancer. The higher the PSA levels are, the higher the risk of having prostate cancer.

There are currently a number of successful treatments available for prostate cancer. Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy and Hormone Therapy are all good treatments depending on the stage and “grade” of the cancer. Bumrungrad International Hospital is proud to announce the availability of the most State-of-the-Art treatment for prostate cancer known as the Da Vinci Surgery procedure . The Da Vinci System (da Vinci Robot) is designed to perform minimally invasive surgeries (MIS). The treating surgeon needs to make only five small incisions near the navel and then operate the robot using 3D imagery. This type of treatment has several excellent benefits:

Prostate cancer is the leading cancer in men globally. According to the World Cancer Research Fund International, over 1.1 million men worldwide were diagnosed with prostate cancer which accounted for an alarming 15% of all cancer cases in men. There are a few things to look at in order to determine if you are at high risk for prostate cancer:

• Seeing blood in the urine stream. If you see blood, it is important to seek medical attention immediately!

• Effective cancer control.

• Age – Most cases of prostate cancer are found in men aged 50 and older.

• Patients feel less pain, spend less time in the hospital and faster recovery.

• Family History – Having a father or brother who has had prostate cancer.

• Greater surgical precision!

• Region – Prostate cancer is more common in North America and Europe and less common in Asia. • Diet – Men who eat a lot of fatty foods and regularly eat red meat are at increased risk. Often untested men wouldn’t know they had prostate cancer until it was already at the late stages. There are many symptoms to look for in order to detect prostate cancer early. Some of these symptoms include:

• More frequent urination, especially at night. • Pain or a burning sensation while urinating. • Feeling as if your bladder is never empty.

• Potentially Less urinary and sexual dysfunction side effects from the surgery.

Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok is home to over 1,300 doctors and surgeons providing quality in-patient and out-patient care in state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities. Founded in 1980, Bumrungrad today serves over 1.1 million patients each year, including 520,000 international patients, who have access to comprehensive support in more than 20 languages. Along with its internationally-certified lab and pharmacy, advanced imaging, and 24-hour emergency care, Bumrungrad has 55 specialty centers — including the New Life Healthy Aging Clinic, a dedicated geriatric clinic supported by specialists in heart and cancer care, bone and digestive health, and neurology and ophthalmology.

• Quicker surgery time and less blood loss. • Fewer complications. With early detection, prostate cancer survival rates are high. According to the American Cancer Society, the relative 10year survival rate is 98% and the relative 15-year survival rate is 96%. These are favorable numbers so long as prostate cancer is detected early, which is why having PSA levels checked is so important. By Dr. Charuspong Dissaranan, Urology Center, 16th FL the Bumrungrad Clinic Building

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Riding The World’s Most Luxurious Rails

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uxury train travel, where getting there is more pleasurable than reaching your destination, is gaining in popularity. Japan’s famous luxury train Seven Stars is in such demand that prospective riders must enter a lottery. Winners are then invited to purchase their place on an upcoming itinerary. The Seven Stars offers two and four day tours around the island of Kyushu soaking up the beauty of both mountains and the seaside. Traveling on one-of-a-kind cars built with various artisans skills and

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spirit, guests savor phenomenal dishes made by renowned chefs who honor the heritage of their respective regions. The Seven Stars travels at a leisurely speed, allowing you to gaze out at the scenery that transitions before your eyes. It harkens back to an era when we still had time to enjoy the journey and make new friends along the way. Guest compartments include 2 Deluxe Suites in one car and 3 spacious Suites per car in the others. All 14 guest compartments on the Seven Stars are suites, exclusively

furnished for just 14 pairs of guests. Each room is equipped with a shower, toilet, and air conditioning. The Lounge Car, named “Blue Moon” is a saloon on wheels, where you can wind down during the day. At night, sip drinks at the bar and mingle with fellow passengers in the modern Japanese atmosphere as the pleasant sound of the live piano performance tinkles in the background. The Seven Stars is a magnificent way to travel and see up close the


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beauty of the Japanese countryside. Thankfully there are luxury trains offering similar experiences around the world. Following are a few of our favorites.

The Venice SimplonOrient Express The Venice Simplon-Orient Express is the most storied set of carriages in the world. It promises to take you not just across Europe, but to transport you back in time. With its polished wood, sumptuous upholstery and

antique fixtures, the train epitomises the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel. An uncontested icon of the rails, this train has long captured the hearts and imaginations of glamorous guests. Three elegant dining carriages exude culinary sophistication, from Lalique glass inlays in Cote d’Azur to black lacquer panels in L’Oriental. The Bar Car glows with a champagne sparkle while the resident pianist fills the air with sweet melodies. A steward in blue and gold livery waves with a white-gloved hand, welcoming

you on board with a knowing smile. Settle in to your cabin, adorned with art-deco details and French-polished cherry wood, and sit back as a grand voyage begins In 1977, recognizing a renewed appetite for sophisticated travel, James B Sherwood, founder of Belmond, a hotel and leisure company, purchased two vintage train carriages at a Monte Carlo auction. He sought out additional cars from famous vintage trains, including Le Train Bleu and the Rome Express. The famous carriages

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deserved a noble return to service but required a specialised level of craftsmanship to be restored. Luckily a handful of artisans were found for the task, and they began the painstaking process of returning the carriages to their former glory. Following years of careful restoration, the iconic midnight-blue cars finally rolled onto the rails in 1982, ready to escort guests in peerless luxury on a classic journey between London and Venice. The train stops in Paris and Verona on the way and the food is sourced along the route meaning that when you sit down to dinner, there’s likely to be lobsters from Brittany or crisp tomatoes from Provence on your plate. After dinner, stop by the champagne bar for a cheers that will transport you back to the golden age of luxury travel.

Belmond Royal Scotsman, Scotland Riding Belmond Royal Scotsman is one of those pinch-me moments. Ranking among the world’s most luxurious trains, their mahogany-clad cars marry Edwardian elegance with the comforts of a country house. Ten intricately designed carriages, including the sublime Bamford Spa, form a palace on wheels which explores Scotland’s lochs, castles and countryside., Nestle underneath tartan wool blankets in your suite or nurse a scotch in the mahogany dining car as the Royal Scotsman chugs through the highlands. Maharaja Express 58

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Rovos Rail, South Africa

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Get a taste of the diverse landscapes in South Africa on the Rovos Rail journey from Pretoria to Cape Town. The three-day excursion takes passengers on a wide-ranging tour of environments, from the grasslands of Highveld to the desert of Great Karoo. The view is particularly exceptional from the train’s open-air balconies on the observation car. The train stops in the Cape Winelands for a parting drink before leaving passengers at the station in Cape Town. Aboard the train, guests can simultaneously experience lavish Edwardian furnishings and modern air conditioning. Recommended dress code during the day on the train is smart casual. Evening attire is more formal – for the gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies they suggest cocktail/evening dresses or suits. In maintaining the spirit of travel of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board. The use of mobile phones, laptops and essentially anything that has the ability to disturb other passengers is confined to the privacy of your suite.

Maharajas Express, India There are a few reasons why this train is consistently ranked among the most luxurious vacations one can have on the rails. Every car on the Maharajas Express train has a private butler, and at every single train stop, there are fresh flower garlands and a welcome ceremony. The eight-day “Heritage of India” tour is among the rail line’s most popular offerings which includes stops in Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi. Seven Stars

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Maharajas' Express, dubbed India's equivalent to the Orient Express of Europe, this Maharaja train is rated by prestigious travel magazines and luxury guides as one of the greatest rail journeys in the world.

The Presidential Train, Portugal The crown jewel of Portugal’s railway, the Presidential Train has hosted Kings, Presidents, Heads of State and Popes for over a century. Built in 1890, it served the court of King D. Luis I as the Portuguese Royal Train, transporting dignitaries like Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Paul VI. Renamed The Presidential Train at the turn of the century, it proudly transported Portugal’s Heads of State until 1970, when it was officially retired.

Rovos Rail

Today, the Presidential Train brings some of the world’s finest chefs to some of the world’s freshest food as it chugs from Porto to Quinta do Vesuvio, on the eastern coast of the Douro Valley. Michelin-starred chefs board every daytrip for nine hours of gastronomic delight, of course paired with wines from the region. Passengers can relax in private cabins and watch the golden valley through their windows as they wait for meal service. Rovos Rail

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Eastern & Oriental Express, Asia

President Portugal

Since 1993, this elegantly-decorated train has been making stops in three of Asia’s most glittering cities, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore. The interiors of the Eastern & Oriental Express were inspired by the 1932 Marlene Dietrich film “Shanghai Express,” and come complete with Jim Thompson Thai silk, Malaysian embroidery and cherrywood paneling. The rich decorations are only enhanced when the train passes through lush rainforest or ancient temples. Be sure to pack apparel worthy of the scene. Evening wear is required for dinner. In keeping with the golden age of travel, electronic devices are discouraged in certain areas. As for modern innovation, the train is beautifully air-conditioned so you can stay cool in the tropical climate and all of their cabins have luxurious ensuite bathrooms. Luxury train travel is an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s a chance to slow down your hectic life, put away your electronic devices, stare out the window and talk to your fellow travelers. Forge friendships and share life experiences, the way life used to be before everything was reduced down to ones and zeroes.

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HOT Magazine Named An Official Media Partner For The Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

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OT Magazine is pleased to announce that we have been named an Official Media Partner for the 2019 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup happening in Phuket from January 18th to the 20th. The 18th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous (ASR Cup) promises fierce racing and exclusive relaxed social events in its invitation to superyacht owners, captains & crew where the event is returning for its third year to the beautiful SALA Resort & Spa Phuket on pristine Mai Khao Bay. Asia Pacific Superyachts, the leading Superyacht agency in the Asia and Pacific region has successfully organized this annual event now going into its 18th year and sees no signs of losing wind.

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Kicking off opening day after the late afternoon ‘Captains Briefing’ is the impressive cocktail party aboard one of the spectacular mammoth vessels. The following day is the start of the first of two days of the fierce but friendly ocean sailing race for the 3rd annual ‘Winner’s Cup’. Both race days will see impressive luxury motor yachts marking and following the course set forth on beautiful Mai Khao Bay, along with invited pleasure craft. Following Day One of racing the action moves to the SALA Resort Phuket with a culinary highlight prepared by their international chefs from all three SALA Resorts and Spas. This special “Owners Dinner” is a new addition the ASR Cup and it will offer invited guests the perfect

venue to network and exchange news of what is happening in the yachting world. Day 2 starts with the race director’s horn blast on a new course around the stunning Mai Khao Bay. For the last two years the luxury sailing yacht Aphrodite has taken home the coveted ‘ASR Winner’s Cup’ and everyone is looking to see if they can make it a three-peat this year or will the trophy be captured by a new competing sailing superyacht in 2019? Long time ASR Cup organiser Gordon Fernandes sums up the appeal of the ASR Cup: “The Rendezvous is one of the most exclusive events in the world superyacht sector. This is one of the few regattas in the world that allows

both motor and sailing yachts (70’ and longer) to participate alongside each other. But unlike many superyacht gatherings and regattas, the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup is all about having a jolly, fun atmosphere where participation is encouraged, but not required – an event where it is about having a great time and putting the sails up.” “Attending yachts see Phuket as an outstanding destination and a perfect base for voyaging on to Myanmar, the Andaman and Indonesian seas. We’re looking forward to assisting our visiting superyachts to continue their journey as we roll out the red carpet at the ASR Cup!”

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Tanya Siri Vijitsomphong, HOT Magazine’s Managing Editor & Creative Director on being named an Official Media Partner had this to say: “With our magazine’s ethos of luxury living and exclusive lifestyle, we couldn’t think of a better or more appropriate organization to be associated with than the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous. Superyachts are the play toys of titans of industry and the world’s wealthiest and we are thrilled to be a part of this Rendezvous.” Going on two decades in Phuket, the ASR Cup is a superyacht drawing

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card for Asia, one that is kept strictly non-commercial, inviting both sail and motor vessels 70’ and longer to attend, an event that continues to be on the radar of superyacht owners and captains around the globe. Sail and motor yachts are encouraged to sign on early as only a limited number of vessels can be accommodated. For more information go to asia-superyacht-rendezvous.com


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Thailand Hosts The Property Guru Asia Property Awards Grand Final Gala For The First Time

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conic developments in 15 key APAC markets honoured at the glittering ceremony.

The 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, presented by Kohler, have announced the annual regional awards during a glittering ceremony held Friday evening, 9 November 2018, at the Athénée Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok in Thailand.

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Awardees came from 15 key property markets across the Asia Pacific region, including an elite selection from Japan and Australia who joined the prestigious awards programme for the first time in its 13year history. The Awards celebrated the new iconic developments in the region that champion green building, sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR), value for money, and innovation.

Hong Kong’s New World Development Company Limited was hailed as Best Developer (Asia) of the year by the independent jury comprising the head judges in each participating market. “New World Development Company Limited impressed the judges with its diverse range of highquality developments this year. The company has proven itself to be


leader in a difficult and extremely competitive property market like Hong Kong. The company continues to strive to set new standards, with exciting developments such as Mount Pavilia, Skypark and the Forest winning accolades,” said Thien Duong, managing director of Transform Architecture and the chairperson of the Grand Final judges.

The culminating event of the prestigious series that journeys throughout the year across the region featured country winners from Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. In addition, finalists from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia participated in the

regional competition to be named the ‘Best in Asia’. Overall, there were 22 regional categories, including Best Boutique Developer (Asia), which went to SonKim Land Corporation of Vietnam. The top markets that won the most regional awards were Thailand (collecting seven ‘Best in Asia’ accolades) and Vietnam (5), followed

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by the Philippines (3), Indonesia (3) and Singapore (2). Sri Lanka, China and Hong Kong won one regional award each. The evening also introduced the new PropertyGuru Icon Award as one of the highest regional honours to be presented at the programme. The firstever recipient of this distinction is one of Asia’s prominent and most active real estate leaders, Filipino-Chinese tycoon Dr. Andrew L. Tan, Chairman and CEO of Megaworld Corporation, who won the Philippines Real Estate Personality of the Year award in 2014. Tan was chosen for leading his team to earn three consecutive Best Developer (Philippines) titles and for being a champion of corporate social responsibility (CSR) through the Megaworld Foundation and Empire East Cares. Tan accepted his award via a video message from PropertyGuru Group CEO Hari V. Krishnan. Nearly 500 guests from around the region joined the exclusive ceremony, including H.E. Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the evening’s Guest of Honour, who delivered an inspiring message from the AEC about market integration and regional cooperation.

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Hari V. Krishnan, CEO of PropertyGuru Group, said: “Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. We are honoured to align with the region’s best and most innovative developers. They have made their teams and countries proud by producing iconic developments and improving the experiences of consumers.” Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards, said in his opening remarks: “Unlike 13 years ago, when we started this programme, there is now no doubt that the future belongs to Asia, which has the fastest growing economies today and is home to some of the most exciting real estate markets in the world. Hopefully the years the Asia Property Awards have spent promoting sustainable development, green buildings and corporate social responsibility, have in some small way, contributed to the conversation on what the best Asia should look like in the future.”

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Best In Asia: Regional Winners PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final 2018 DEVELOPER AWARDS Best Developer – New World Development Company Limited –– Hong Kong Best Boutique Developer – SonKim Land Corporation –– Vietnam

DEVELOPMENT AWARDS Best Condo Development – Vittorio Residence by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited –– Thailand Best Housing Development – Baan Issara Bangna by C.I.N. Estate Co., Ltd. –– Thailand Best Retail Development – Central Embassy by Central Group –– Thailand Best Office Development – The Podium West Tower by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines Best Hotel Development – The Westin Jakarta by Gamaland –– Indonesia Best Township Development – BSD City by Sinar Mas Land  –– Indonesia Best Mixed Use Development – Zhuhai International Convention Center Phase 1 by Zhuhai Huafa Group –– China Best Green Development – Le Quest by Qingjian Realty (BBR) Pte Ltd –– Singapore Best Universal Design Development – The Podium Complex by SM Keppel Land Inc. –– Philippines

DESIGN AWARDS Best Condo Architectural Design – Altair by Indocean Developments (Pvt) Ltd –– Sri Lanka Best Housing Architectural Design – Nim Collection by Bukit Sembawang Estates Limited –– Singapore Best Retail Architectural Design – Central Embassy by Central Group –– Thailand Best Office Architectural Design – Gama Tower by Gamaland –– Indonesia Best Hotel Architectural Design – Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort by Apex Development –– Thailand Best Condo Interior Design – Wyndham Atlas Wongamat Pattaya by Habitat Group Co., Ltd. –– Thailand Best Housing Interior Design – LEROY Ruamrudee by Habitat Group Co., Ltd. –– Thailand Best Hotel Interior Design – Le Méridien Cam Ranh Bay Resort & Spa by KIEN A Corporation –– Vietnam Best Commercial Landscape Architectural Design – Celadon City by Gamuda Land –– Vietnam Best Residential Landscape Architectural Design – Lavila De Rio by KIEN A Corporation –– Vietnam

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问:在华欣购买房产, 需要支付哪些费用? 答:与中国房产交易的税费项 目有所不同,主要有以下几 项: 1. 过户费。过户费为房产价 值的6.25%,房产价值是由财 政部根据国土部的数据计算得 出的。过户费通常由出售方与 购买方各出一半,但有时可以 讨价还价,由一方承担大部分 或全部。 2. 0.5%印花税或3.3%特种 商业税。这些税均由出售方支 付,后者是对房产权持有时间 不到五年出售的房主所征收。 3. 代扣所得税。这是由房产 出售方承担的累计税。 4. 维修基金。这是一种向公 寓的第一位购买者一次性收 费,二手房购买者无需支付。 该资金将用于公寓整体建筑物 的大修缮。 5. 76

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为物业费。是按房子的大小计 算,由房主或租赁者每月向物 业公司支付的费用。该资金由 物业管理公司用于小区建筑和 设施的日常维护。 6. 电表注册费。房产顺利过 户后,第一手房产的购置方需 要支付电表的注册费,而以后 的房产所有者则需要支付电表 的过户费。 问:在华欣看房时需要注意哪 些细节? 答:除了您个人偏好外,以下 5个方面的细节不可忽略: 1. 房子周围昼夜的环境状 况。有些街道白天很安静,一 到晚上就会热闹了起来。同 样,有些街道邻近市场商铺, 白天人来人往,一到晚上就静 寂无声。每个人对噪音的容忍 度不一样,所以尽可能在一天 的不同时段都去看看,免得今 后因为一些意外而后悔。

2. 一些道路在雨季会迅速积 水而无法通行,而旁边的街道 却安然无恙。所以,不仅要看 该区域的排水状况,更重要的 是看房子所在街道,因为相隔 数米之外的排水沟就有可能堵 塞。现有的住户是非常有用的 信息来源,别忘了向他们咨 询。 3. 楼房的维护状况体现了管 理者的水平,一个好的物业管 理公司能确保小区整洁、维修 及时和住户满意。管理的好坏 能一眼就看出来。但您要注意 一些楼内的维修通告,尤其是 电梯是否经常发生故障。您的 梦想可能是住在视野开阔的20 楼,但电梯频繁停运会让您苦 不堪言。 4. 注意一下有无如白蚁或蚂 蚁类的小虫。虽然灭虫会定期 实施,但还是建议您检查一下 是否有此类虫害。


5. 花点时间检查一下房子的配套设 施和设备,尤其是空调之类,过时的 型号效率低且耗电。在低层住房,您 可能需要注意有无防蚊纱窗,以及由 于通风不良引起的潮湿发霉的迹象。 问:外国人是否可以在泰国自建房 产? 答:泰国法律允许外国人在泰国租赁 土地,用于房产开发。但实际操作起 来,并不容易。其中,难度最大的是 获得建设用地。最适合外国人建设住 房的,是一种称为Chanote Land Title (Nor Sor Gor 4 Jor)的地契。 地契上有GPS定位的土地位置和边 界,并经地方政府验证,最为安全可 靠。 下期继续。如果您有任何问题,或者 想来华欣实地看房,请随时与我联系 heping@hotmagazine.website。

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his discounted estate home is located approximately ten minutes west of Hua Hin’s center, on a very large and private land plot encompassing 4,096 square meters. With five bedrooms, seven bathrooms plus maid’s quarters, this house is a dream family

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and entertaining abode. Internally, the home has 573 square meters of indoor living space with another 155 square meters of covered outdoor living space, which includes a large outdoor kitchen with BBQ, perfect for entertaining family and friends.

The indoor kitchen is fully fitted, all with high end appliances made by Teka and Smeg as well as an industrial double cooking stove with ovens. For coffee lovers, there is even a built-in espresso machine. The private swimming pool would be the envy of any medium sized


LIVING AREA: 728 M 2 LAND AREA: 4,096 M 2 BEDROOMS: 5 BATHROOMS: 6

37,000,000 THB

resort at 219 square meters in size. Just below the main pool is another pool, water fed by fountains, with built-in in water sun loungers. There is also a pool bar with separate drink and wine fridges. The grassed back yard is large enough to handle almost any sport. Additionally, an

underground sprinkler system runs throughout the manicured lawns and gardens and the home is protected by an extensive high grade security system with 16 CCTV cameras. This home is Ideally situated at just ten minutes to town and approximately equal distance to the

two best golf courses in Hua Hin, Black Mountain and Banyan. Originally priced at 39,750,000 this outstanding estate property is now being offered at 37,000,000.

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To view the complete picture catalog of this property, visit www.hothuahinproperty.com, reference number AG-B137. To arrange a personal tour call 084 387 5699 or email info@hothuahinproperty.com

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Hua Hin West

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Hua Hin Center

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10 Minutes West of Hua Hin Center, Up to 3 year finance, Great Rental Investment, Brand new, Fully Furnished, Great Amenities

Great location! Minutes from Restaurant Soi 94 & the Town Center, Air Con throughout, covered terrace, pool gardens and carport. Fully furnished

Beds: 2 Baths: 2

Beds: 3 Baths: 3

Living area : 100 m2 Land area : 100 m2

Hua Hin West

4,200,000 THB

#AG-B213957

Living area : 150 m2 Land area : 450 m2

8,700,000 THB

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Kao Takiab 

12 Minutes North of Hua Hin Center, 10 Minutes to Hua Hin, Fully Furnished, Covered Terrace, Large Pool, Euro Kitchen

Award Winning Project, Excellent Amenities, Great Rental Ocean & Mountain Views, Fully Furnished

Beds: 3 Baths: 2

Beds: 2

Living area: 500 m2 Land area: 155 m2

Hua Hin North

5,900,000 THB

#AG-B157

Baths: 2

Living area: 105 m2

7,250,000 THB

#AG-T313306

Koh Takiab

15 Minutes from Hua Hin Center, Less than 1km from golf course, Large covered terrace, Latest energy saving technology

7 Minutes South of Hua Hin Center 1 minute walk to popular beach Townhouse, Communal Pool, Euro Kitchen

Beds: 3 Baths: 4

Beds: 3 Baths: 3

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11,790,000 THB

Living area: 135 m2 Land area: 350 m2

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8,000,000 THB


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Hua Hin West

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Hua Hin South

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10 Minutes from Hua Hin Center, Completed Development, Sala, Covered Terrace, Pool, Euro Kitchen

5 Minutes South of Hua Hin Center, Desirable development, Fully Furnished, Large covered Terrace, Pool, Euro Kitchen

Beds: 3 Baths: 2

Beds: 3 Baths: 4

Living area: 250 m2 Land area: 609 m2

Hua Hin South

9,750,000 THB

#AG-B2138966

Living area: 270 m2 Land area: 800 m2

Hua Hin South

12,900,000 THB

#AG-B3135430

10 Minutes SW of Hua Hin Center, Guest House, Fully Furnished

15 Minutes South of Hua Hin Center, Sea Views, Near Beach & Golf

Large covered Terrace, 4 X 12 Pool, Euro Kitchen Beds: 4 Living area: 340 m2 Baths: 4 Land area: 1,000 m2

Large covered Terrace, Pool, Euro Kitchen Beds: 3 Living area: 210 m2 Baths: 2 Land area: 600 m2

Hua Hin West

10,950,000 THB

#AG-B217673

10 km from Town center and near many shops and restaurants. Features a Euro Kitchen, air-con throughout, a pool, sala, garden, & Covered Carport. Beds: 3 Living area: 300 m2 12,000,000 THB Baths: 3 Land area: 524 m2

Pak Nam Pran

14,500,000 THB

#AG-V0510481

Sea, River & Mountain Views, 3 Bedrooms in Main House, 1 Bedroom Guest Villa, Large covered Terrace, Large Pool, Euro Kitchen Beds: 4 Living area: 270 m2 16,000,000 THB Baths: 4 Land area: 1,000 m2

View our full property catalog at

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Hua Hin West

#B21358886

10 Minutes West of Hua Hin Center, Fully finished Development., Fully Furnished, Covered Terrace, Pool, Euro kitchen. Beds: 3 Living area: 230 m2 7,950,000 THB Baths: 4 Land area: 600 m2

Hua Hin West

#AG-B2123715

10 Minutes to Hua Hin, Near Bypass Highway, Covered Terrace, Lg. Garden, Fully Furnished, Fitted Wardrobes, Pool, Euro kitchen. Beds: 3 Land area: 1,200 m2 9,750,000 THB Baths: 4 Living area: 350 m2

Hua Hin West

#AG-V212241

Located mere minutes from the Black Mountain Golf Course, rated one of Hua Hin’s very best, is this large 3 story pool villa in a modern design. Beds: 4 Living area: 300 m2 19,950,000 THB Baths: 4 Land area: 800 m2

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Hua Hin West

#AG-B150

10 Minutes from Hua Hin Center & 10 Minutes from Black Mountain Golf, Brand new and fully furnished. Euro Kitchen, Air-Con, covered terrace, carport.

Beds: 3 Baths: 3

Living area: 137 m2 Land area: 350 m2

Black Mountain

6,500,000 THB

#AG-B30006117

15 Minutes West of Hua Hin Center, 2 Bedrooms in Main House, 1 Bedroom Guest Villa, Large covered Terrace, Large Pool, Euro Kitchen Beds: 3 Land area: 1,100 m2 9,500,000 THB Baths: 3 Living area: 190 m2

Hua Hin South

#AG-B143

Well-Built Fully Furnished L-Shape Pool Villa In A Popular Small Development. Just Minutes From Town. Covered Terrace, Euro Kitchen. Beds : 3 Living area : 278 m2 10,800,000 THB Baths : 4 Land area : 800 m2

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Hua Hin North Golf Course

#AG-V175

Stunning, Unique Modern Style, Luxurious 5 Bedroom Golf Course Mansion This house represents a truly unique lifestyle statement. Designed by International Architects & constructed using top quality materials by a premier construction company, this superb, modern 750 sqm North orientated home, considered desirable for tropical living, overlooks a lake and the 13th fairway of the prestigious Palm Hills Golf Course. Based on the principle that 'simplicity is the essence of good design' the ground floor of this spacious home features cascading water courses, a large open plan, part double height Living/Dining & Kitchen area giving panoramic views over the landscaped gardens, swimming pool, lake and golf course beyond. The first floor is accessed by both an internal cantilevered teak staircase with glass balustrading and an external 'vertical hub' linking a generous additional living area incorporating a 'Home Theater' with built in Beds: 5

Baths: 6

Living area: 750 m2

'Sonos' surround sound, overhead projection and 100 inch screen. Direct access to external balcony terraces give lakes, golf course & elevated views to the sea. Completing the accommodation on this floor is a spacious Office/Library accessed by full height double teak doors. Directly opposite is a generous, well appointed Master Bedroom Suite with a private balcony terrace with similar lakes, golf course and sea views. At the Ground Floor there is an Entertainment room complete with a pool table, wine bar, sink unit & fridge. Opposite are two self-contained Guest Bedroom Suites with full en-suite facilities, accessed by a private balcony terrace leading directly to the pool and gardens. At the Main Entrance there is a large selfcontained Garden Villa with 2 double size bedrooms, large bathroom, kitchen and living area. Completing the Ground Floor

Land area: 2,400 m2

accommodation is a 3 car covered parking area with storage rooms, Maid Quarters & Laundry area. A large 15m x 8m salt water infinity pool has its own access terrace and is highlighted by a large 'sunken dining court' with eye level swimming pool water views. This 5 Bedroom, 6 Bathroom Villa stands on a 2400 sqm plot and benefits from a sophisticated security system and outdoor 'Sonos' music system, great for relaxing & entertaining. This home is sold fully furnished complete with a Palm Hills Lifetime Family Golf Membership. To view the complete picture catalog of this property, visit www.hothuahinproperty.com, reference number AG-V175. To arrange a personal tour call 084 387 5699 or email info@ hothuahinproperty.com.

43,950,000 THB Large Golf Course Home in Prime Position With Breathtaking Views 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 tropical garden grounds contain the main house with 3 bedrooms all ensuite plus a bedroom/fitness room en-suite with steam room, an oversized kitchen and maids’ quarters en-suite. Additionally, there are two one-bedroom guest houses both ensuite and a three-car enclosed garage with plenty of storage. 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 facility lifetime family membership.

Hua Hin North

Beds: 7

Baths: 8

#AG-B116

Living area: 750 m2

Land area: 2,400 m2

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24,900,000 THB

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