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HOT HUA HIN M AGA Z I N E Your Essential Property Lifestyle Guide

Issue 01 Jan 15 - Feb 15 , 2013 |

Victoria Azarenka

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48 reasons why we love Hua Hin

Property predictions for 2013


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Siam Old Old Teak Teak Siam Siam Old Teak has built an impressive portfolio with furniture and interiors commissions worldwide. The company’ s objective is to create a personal, customized service of design and furniture that has style and longevity.

The Inspiration

About Siam Old Teak

When they first visited Burma they noticed that the old teak was being burned, turned into charcoal and sold as fuel. This began a long relationship with the peoples of Burma. The first factory was purchased and Siam Old Teak was born. Ya explains “Each month we spend one week in Burma purchasing old buildings which are being demolished to make way for new. The teak is then shipped to our factory where it is kiln dried before manufacture.” Siam Old Teak employs the descendants of the original artisans who built furniture for the British military. They use original manufacturing methods alongside modern management controls; the quality of their furniture is the envy of many competitors. Every piece can be made in any size. Whatever size and style of your home, Siam Old Teak will custom make each piece to fit, no need to walk around with a tape measure, they can also work with your own ideas and designs.

Siam Old Teak has built an impressive portfolio with furniture and interiors commissions worldwide. The company’s objective is to create a custom-made service of design and furniture that has style and longevity. Their world renowned furniture designs draw inspiration from Asian contemporary and classical styles. Each commission begins with the very intimate process of working with the client to ensure the designs reflect their needs and taste. Every piece of furniture is made to the most exacting standards using the finest materials and traditional cabinetmaking techniques, and each element of the interiors is addressed with the same care and attention to detail.

The Process “Our inspiration comes in sitting down with a client and having the opportunity to create something unique and exciting; a reflection of themselves. There isn’t a definitive style or period that defines our work, it’s rooted in our clients’ homes, their passions, their personalities.”

Materials Materials are the backbone of Siam Old Teak design. Only the best are used: Burmese reclaimed teak, Italian Grade ‘A’ aniline leather, the finest of marble and granite; as well as a plethora of other materials, both modern and classical, used in interesting and ingenious ways. They don’t use any Rubberwood (also known as Parawood) Bamboo, MDF/Veneers in the manufacture of their furniture. These materials soon lose their showroom luster and begin to show their age within a couple of years.

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Phuket Beach Side Condo

One thing that is clearly in evidence is Ya and Mark’s understanding of how to make a room comfortable. Their success lies in taking a mixture of traditional and contemporary elements, not forgetting their gorgeous neutrals, and creating a quietly glamorous, yet altogether cozy ambiance. It was exactly this mix of style and luxury that attracted the owners of the condo to Siam Old Teak. The clients wanted a cool, contemporary look which also needed to be comfortable and practical because they have three young boys. This transformation was easier said than done, given that the condo hadn’ t been touched for over ten years. All the eight floors were replaced with beautiful reclaimed teak. A grand teak entrance door and interior doors were replaced to freshen the look of the client’s home. New bathroom plumbing and beautiful custom made teak cabinets were set below granite tops. “The owners knew what they wanted, but didn’t know how to execute it” says Ya. “They were very keen on taking part in the sourcing and decision-making, and they didn’t mind waiting for the perfect solution rather than buying something locally for the sake of it.” It was a meticulousness that stretched to every last detail. Siam Old Teak installed a custom all-teak kitchen with Italian marble work tops, all the handles and soft close hardware being sourced from Hafele. Expensive? The same price that you would pay for a Rubber Wood, MDF/Veneered offering. The condo is very relaxed and elegant; it’s a wonderful beach house. Much of the furniture is free standing rather than fitted. This creates a very relaxed atmosphere. Beauti-

ful natural fabrics, neutral color schemes predominate in the main living space, progressing to subtle color schemes in the bedrooms. It has a timeless elegance, but with style and charm: low-key luxury at its ultimate, this is an intelligent interior without being too clever. “We provided our client with a beautiful, un-cluttered functioning home, it can be expensive when you get the interior designer in too late,” explains Mark. “We saved our clients stress, time and lots of money in allowing us to project manage their condo refurbishment. Interior design isn’t just for the wealthy, it’s for everyone.” Siam Old Teak will open in Canada in January 2013. We are also looking to appoint a sales manager for our new Bangkok showroom. Applicants must speak English and Thai fluently, please email your details before December 4th 2012.

Siam Old Teak 325 Moo 1 Thaptai, Hua Hin PKK 77110 Telephone: English: 0832 772220 Telephone: Thai: 0833 122 116 Email: Website:




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in the world. The things that we need to note are the infrastructure improvement, increase in labour cost, inefficiency in bureaucracy, and the most important thing in the real estate sector is legal certainty.” Voradet Sivatachanon President and CEO, ERA (Thailand) “Buyers’ behaviours will change again in 2013 due to the prices. Although the finished units of city condominums in Bangkok are cheaper than other cities in the region, prices are considered high for local buyers who therefore turn to town houses or single detached homes at the same price level. The improved transportation systems and the government’s policy including the first home buyers campaign will urge buyers to make a quicker decision in buying property out of town.” Dr. Jaturun Siraphongphan Managing Director, CEL Engineers Limited (Thailand) “With Thailand’s participation in the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, demand from foreign buyers and investors for property in Thailand is expected to increase, especially projects in major tourist destinations. We have seen that more than 40 percent of holiday home 46 buyers are foreigners with European buyers and investors being the main audience for the market. I believe that the same trend will remain in 2013. The challenge would be the lack of labour in the construction sector.” Clayton Wade Managing Director, Premier Homes Real Estate (Thailand) “The Hong Kong government just ‘stepped in’ to avoid a property crash by implementing a new levy of 15 percent against foreign real estate purchasers. The Phuket Gazette’s recent poll indicated that most people (62.5 percent) foresee a downward trend in real estate prices for Phuket over the next five years due to oversupply. The Eastern Seaboard, also oversupplied, will be witnessing a good number of their developers and developments falling by the way side because the entire area is also overheated.” Gulu Lalvani Owner and Developer, Royal Phuket Marina (Thailand) “I’m predicting the best year since the 2008 financial crisis for the Phuket property market, with rising demand especially from Russia and China. We have just sold Phuket’s most expensive condominium to January 15 - Feb 15 , 2013

a wealthy Russian settling in Phuket with his family, and I’m sure there are more investors to come. Russia is threatening to overtake Australia as Phuket’s second prime source of visitors, while China’s leading online booking agency recognises Phuket as a top destination for increasingly wealthy Chinese.” Samma Kitsin Director-General, Real Estate Information Centre (Thailand) “The housing market in Bangkok and surrounding provinces will continue to experience the shift from landed properties to high-rises. Most of the new condominiums launched will be of small sizes, i.e. under 30 sq m, to accommodate both first time buyers and buyers of second homes. Because of intense competition in the Bangkok Metro, developers will look to expand into strategic regional cities with sufficient roads, rails and air infrastructure.” Sorapoj Techakraisri CEO, PACE Development Corporation Plc. (Thailand) “The real estate sector will continue to grow in 2013 with condominiums dominating Bangkok residential market. The luxuryend sector will still be healthy as demand will outdo supply. Buyers’ demands have changed and will continue to shape the products offered in the market; now local and international buyers alike are smart and well educated, and they seek not only for just a place in prime locations to invest but they also look for quality and added benefits thus shaping how developers offer in their projects. “

looming, retirees will be looking to where their retirement funds go the furthest. With its economical health care, low cost of living, warm climate and large expat population, Thailand and its property sector will benefit.” Suphin Mechuchep Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) “In 2013 the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will continue to be one of the hottest topics of discussion in Thailand’s real estate industry. Whilst details of changes that Thailand and other ASEAN governments have implemented or planned to implement in preparation for the launch of the AEC have not yet been fully revealed, there will be higher speculation on opportunities that the new economic community may bring to Thailand’s real estate markets.” Apichart Chutrakul Chief Executive Officer, Sansiri PLC (Thailand) “The Thai real estate industry in 2013 should continue to grow at a similar rate as the country’s GDP or economic growth, which is predicted to be around five percent. One supporting factor to such growth will include the anticipated lower interest rates which will trigger an even more robust expansion of the real estate market. As the hub of the forthcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), properties in Thailand are undoubtedly going to be very much in demand by foreign investors.”

William Heinecke CEO and Chairman, Minor International Public Company Limited (Thailand) “Although the international economic climate will continue to have an effect on the property market, we will still see solid demand and consistent acquisition of key residential real estate assets throughout the world. Capital cities and major resort destinations will continue to enjoy high levels of demand from the HNWI looking to hold hard assets for cash flow, capital appreciation and capital protection purposes.”

Jason Payne Vice President, Tulip Group (Thailand) “With regards to Pattaya, I have my concerns for the first time in many years. I personally feel that we are approaching over supply stage especially in the low price range sector. I feel that local developers are concentrating their efforts on offering budget property that is cheaply priced but these projects are all beginning to look the same. The low-end sector will slow down, as the last quarter of 2012 has shown this, but I think Pattaya will continue to grow in the mid- to luxury sector mainly due to the limited supply of true highend luxury.”

Russ Downing Managing Director, Exotiq Property Hua Hin (Thailand) “In 2013 we will see an increasing number of retiring baby boomers searching outside of their home countries for a place to spend their golden years. With the European and American economies still underwater and with increased taxes and decreased services

Desmond Hughes, Deputy CEO, Limcharoen, Hughes and Glanville (Thailand) “Regionally, Asia continues to be where the intensity of real estate growth is its strongest. Amazing mixed use new city style developments in Malaysia and Indonesia, Super Retail and Lifestyle amenity based projects in Singapore with cutting edge


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