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EXQUISITE LIVING IN PHUKET INTRODUCING BOTANICA LUXRY VILLAS

An exclusive collection of exquisite private pool villas


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Phuket’s beaches What’s On Movies Nearby islands Classified advertising Useful numbers

Boating

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Escape to Koh Sirey

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15th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Songkran Festival

Dining

26 Hot food promotions. Don’t miss out! 29 Recipe and signature dishes from Phuket’s top chefs 66 Book your restaurant table here

TRAVEL

36 Off the beaten track in Southern Thailand 54 Songkran Festival

LEGAL MATTERS

52 Balancing... speed, technology & legal risk

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PHUKET LIVING

12 Social Phuket 20 Escape to Koh Sirey 42 Phuket people: Attasit Intarachooti of Botanica Villas: Architect. Visionary. Developer. 58 In Vino Veritas: Phuket’s Wine ‘Culture’ 60 Your Phuket: things to do on the island

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BEACHES

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INFORMATION.PHUKET'S bEACHES

What's your favourite beach?

Sarasin Bridge

1 C2

1

Phuket's fame and fortune is founded primarily from its stunning beaches – and they are still the fundamental reason most, if not all, holidaymakers hit this tropical island year after year. But how many are there? Where are they? Which is the most beautiful? Why? On this page, and on Page 9, you'll find most of Phuket's beaches. The number in the blue circle corresponds to the same number on the Page 9 map, making it easy to plan your beach itinerary. We recommend renting a car – and driving carefully!

Mai Khao Beach

2 A5

Nai Yang Beach

2

Bang Tao Beach

32 F1

39 B6

Surin Beach

31 D4

73 C3

Leam Sing Cape

118 E2

18

63 A4

Patong Beach

11

Karon Nui

14

88 E4

Karon Beach

122 G6

31 D6

Kamala Beach

19

40 G4

9

75 B2

Tri Trang Beach

99 A5

122 G4

74 e4

13

Kata Beach

16

Nai Harn Beach

19 C5

5

12

15

Ya Nui Beach

Layan Beach

8

Kalim Beach

10

9 A3

4

7

Hua Beach

Kata Noi Beach

Naithon Beach

3

6

Paradise Beach

5 D4

107 C4

17

Phromthep Cape

20

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Ao Por Bay

14 F6

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2

Saphan Hin Park 3

95 D4

26

27

4

5

Yon Bay / Panwa

116 F2

25

6

7 8 9

10

Chalong Bay

11

110 G4

24 12 13 14 15

26

16 17

Leam Ka Cape

24 25

18

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19 20

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WHAT’S ON

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what’s on. phuket eventS

2 MARCH

9-11 MARCH

Opening of Exhibition at VR Gallery, Phuket. Opening by the Norwegian artist Hilde Arnesen with the exhibition “NORDIC LIGHTS – tranquil, exotic and mysterious”. +66 76 333568. info@villaroyalephuket.com

Tour de Phuket 2018. The 3rd Tour de Phuket is locked and loaded. Registration is open with early bird rates. This is a three-stage tour for competitive amateur cyclists and a two-stage tour gran fondo for those who want to enjoy the countryside a bit more. info@cycosports.com

Art @ Mom Tri’s Villa Royale, Phuket

3 MARCH

Charity event @ Limelight Avenue

Phuket Indie Fest #5. The charity project by Phuket’s artists return on March 3, from 5-10 pm. +66 76 682900.

3-17 MARCH

Festival @ Heroines Monument

Sports @ Phuket Gateway

17 March

Music @ B-Lay Tong

Undaman presents DJ and Producer Franck Roger, a staple player in the world of house music playing tasteful, timeless and contemporary music. The owner of Real Tone Record launched the vinyl-only imprint ‘Home Invasion’, a take on Paris’ classic punchy house sound. The show runs from 9pm to 2am. Email: fishmongerofficial@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/fishmongerofficial/

17 MARCH

Dining @ Boat Lagoon

Pop Up 4 at Boat Lagoon at Boat Lagoon’s White House Marquee! For a 2,500 baht donation to Phuket Has Been Good to Us Foundation, sample food from some of Phuket’s best restaurants and chefs – as much as you can eat! Guests will also enjoy free flow beverages, music, dancing, amazing prizes and more! +66 76 278146. julia@phukethasbeengoodtous.org Thao Thepkasattri-Thao Sri Sunthorn Festival. This festival has a strong historical connection to the island and lately has been promoted as one of the most important events in Phuket. The fair lasts many days and largely consists of sporting and cultural experiences.

8 March

Comedy @ Drinks & Co

Comedian Eleanor Conway delivers ‘Walk of Shame’, an act of ‘sex, sobriety and the modern addict’ that puts her money where her mouth is. Her debut tour has seen sell-out runs and takes her to 10 countries. Doors open 7pm; show starts at 8pm. +66 83 720 5586. www.facebook.com/drinksandco.phuket.th

9-10 MARCH

Weekend market @ Phuket Boat Lagoon

Beats & Bites & Music & Food & Fun. Phuket Boat Lagoon Weekend is back! Block your dates for Phuket’s ‘Lively Marina’. Live music, DJ, activities for kids and families, F&B, arts and crafts. The Boat Lagoon Weekend dates are 9-10 March | 6-7 April. (All dates are on Fridays and Saturdays. (Subject to change). www.facebook.com/boatlagoonweekend

10 MARCH

Sports @ British International School, Phuket

BISP Run The Hour 2018. BISP’s popular Run The Hour 2018 registrations are now open at the CIS Office. How many laps of a closed one-mile loop will you be able to complete in one hour? This year will also include the Run The Mile family fun run.There will be live music and food stalls. +66 76 335555. running@bisphuket.ac.th

18 MARCH

Run 4 Blood @ Kata – Karon Beach RUN 4 Blood 2018. 3 km Walk and Run 350 baht / 5 km Run 450 baht / 10 km Run 450 baht / VIP 5 km 1,500 baht. Start Point at Karon Park. Get T-shirt, wristband and a medal. +66 63 062 5622. www. facebook.com/RUN4Blood/

23 MARCH

Run @ The Life Home Project Foundation

Electric Run The Hour at British School (BIS). Come and support The Life Home Project Foundation by running a fun Electric Run the Hour! You will be running at night, kitted out in neon colours and accessories. Someone you know pays a certain amount of money per lap and you run around the pitch. You will then receive a glow stick after completing each lap. Entry fee: 300 baht. bisplifehomeproject@gmail.com +66 76 614060. www.facebook.com/bisplifehome

24 MARCH

Sport @ Alan Cooke Ground – ACG Phuket

Phuket Masters. Australian Rules Football comes to Phuket as teams from across Asia compete in the first AFL Asia Masters Competition. thailandtigers@gmail.com. www.facebook.com/ThailandTigers/

24 MARCH

Burgers @ Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina

Phuket’s Best Burger 4 is coming on 24 March at the White House Marquee at Phuket Boat Lagoon. phuketsbestburger@ gmail.com. www.facebook.com/PhuketsBestBurger/

24-25 MARCH

Run @ Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort

10-Mile International Run 2018 takes place 24-25 March. 4,000 runners expected and 110,000 baht prize money. www.thanyapura.com windowonphuket.com

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1 APRIL

Sports @ Patong Beach

Thailand SUP Challenges 2018. ISA rules and Olympic Standard. Technical Racing SUP, 6km Distance, Open Men and Women Division. Maximum Board Length 12’6”. Cash prizes and trophies. Race pack of T-shirt, BIB and bag. 40 racers only! +66 99 469 7896 joob@surfingthailand.org

7-8 APRIL

Sports @ LUX Beach Club, Bang Tao Beach

5th Thailand SUP Festival. 6km Long Course; 2km Short Course; 200m Sprint; 200m Team Relay. Family & kids and fun races. SUP Yoga, SUP Clinics and board demos. Fees include entry into races, buffet dinner, event shirt or cap. +66 92 737 9706 info@thailandsupfestival.com

11-14 & 20-21 APRIL

Bike week @ Patong Beach

Phuket Bike Week 2018. Asian’s biggest motorcycle event, will celebrate its 24th anniversary on 11-14 April at Patong Beach and 20-21 April in Phuket City. +66 76 530356. info@phuketbikeweek.com

28 APRIL

Charity event @ Latitude Laguna Marquee

Phuket Hotels Association Benefit. Phuket Hotel Association’s 70 member hotels present a PHABulous evening in support of students pursuing a career in hospitality. Signature cocktails from mixologists and menu from hotel chefs. Online silent auction with prizes. Live music performances arranged by Legend Music feature Mark Zitti & Swing Band and DJ. Glam, Glitx & Glitter dress from 7pm. www.phab.phukethotelsassociation.com

Upcoming movies All the latest movies are on offer on the island SFX Coliseum cinema 3rd. floor, Central Festival, Phuket City +66 76 209000 SFX Coliseum cinema Jungceylon Shopping Destination, Patong Beach +66 76 600555 Catch up on your favourite SHOWTIME please visit our website at www.windowonphuket.com/ whats-on/movies.php

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WHAT’S ON

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SOCIAL

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SOCIAL scene.WHAT WAS ON IN PHUKET

Phuket RendezVous 2018 opening ceremony @ Royal Phuket Marina MontAzure launch the opening of three new beachfront show suites

Naughty Nuri’s in the Forest, Phuket Grand Launch

The International Michelin Star Andrea Cannalire @ Cucina Italian Kitchen, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Kata Rocks’ “Collective Series 11 - Night Bazaar”

Thailand Yacht Show 2018 opening ceremony @ Ao Po Grand Marina

Passionate Italian Driving & Yachting Experience with Maserati & Azimut

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Banyan Tree Phuket launched new ‘Taihei’ Japanese Restaurant

GETWETATCASSIA Brunch & Foam Pool Party

Grand Seafood Buffet @ Bubbles restaurant, Grand Mercure Phuket

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The Pool Linner Sunday Brunch @ Hyatt Regency Phuket

Guest Awared Mixologist @ Taihei, Banyan Tree Phuket

Laguna Phuket Marathon 2018 Press conference presented by Cassia Phuket II

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TIDE TABLES

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INFORMATION.tide tables

March

Sunday

Sunday

Sunday

Sunday

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1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

1

2.6

2.0

1.3

0.8

0.6

0.7

1.0

1.6

2.2

2.6

2.9

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.7

0.7

1.1

1.6

2.3

2.8

3.2

3.3

2

3.0

2.5

1.8

1.1

0.6

0.4

0.6

1.1

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.1

2.9

2.6

2.0

1.4

0.9

0.6

0.7

1.2

1.8

2.5

3.1

3.3

3

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.5

0.8

0.4

0.4

0.8

1.4

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.1

0.7

0.6

0.8

1.4

2.1

2.7

3.2

4

3.3

3.1

2.6

1.9

1.2

0.6

0.4

0.6

1.0

1.7

2.4

2.9

3.1

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.5

0.9

0.6

0.7

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.9

5

3.2

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.6

1.0

0.6

0.5

0.8

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.0

3.1

2.9

2.4

1.9

1.3

0.8

0.7

0.9

1.4

2.0

2.5

6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.2

7

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.5

1.9

8

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.8

9

2.0

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.7

10

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

11

1.7

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.0

2.0

1.9

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.8

12

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

13

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.2

14

1.9

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.2

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

15

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

16

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.3

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.2

0.9

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.0

3.0

17

2.7

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.0

3.2

18

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.3

0.8

0.6

0.7

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.2

19

3.2

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.0

0.7

0.6

0.9

1.4

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.3

0.9

0.7

0.9

1.3

2.0

2.6

3.0

20

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.4

0.8

0.6

0.7

1.1

1.7

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.7

21

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.4

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.4

22

2.8

3.0

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.9

0.9

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

23

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.5

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

24

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.5

25

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.6

1.5

26

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.2

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

27

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.0

28

1.6

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

29

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.9

0.9

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

2.9

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.9

30

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.7

0.9

1.3

1.9

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.3

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.2

3.2

31

2.8

2.3

1.6

1.0

0.6

0.6

0.9

1.5

2.2

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.8

0.7

0.9

1.4

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.3

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MIDNight

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3.1

2.6

2.0

1.3

0.8

0.5

0.7

1.2

1.8

2.5

3.0

3.3

3.2

2.8

2.3

1.6

1.0

0.7

0.7

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.2

2

3.2

2.9

2.3

1.6

1.0

0.7

0.6

0.9

1.5

2.2

2.8

3.2

3.3

3.1

2.6

2.0

1.3

0.9

0.7

0.9

1.3

2.0

2.6

3.0

3

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.4

0.9

0.7

0.8

1.3

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.2

3.2

2.8

2.3

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.7

2.2

2.7

4

3.0

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.1

3.1

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.4

5

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.8

3.0

2.9

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.8

2.2

6

2.5

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.0

7

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.1

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

8

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

9

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.8

10

1.7

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.9

2.0

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.1

1.9

11

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.1

12

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.4

13

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.9

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2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

14

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1.7

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.1

2.9

15

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.3

1.9

2.5

2.9

3.2

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.2

16

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.2

3.3

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.3

17

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.5

0.9

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.5

3.1

3.4

3.4

3.0

2.5

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.2

18

3.2

3.0

2.5

1.9

1.2

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.8

3.2

3.4

3.3

2.8

2.3

1.6

1.0

0.8

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

19

3.1

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.3

3.3

3.1

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

20

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.6

3.0

3.2

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.1

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.2

21

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.8

22

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.6

23

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.5

24

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

25

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.2

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.9

26

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.3

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

27

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.1

3.0

2.7

28

2.2

1.7

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.7

3.0

3.1

3.0

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2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.3

2.9

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.3

3.3

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.0

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BOATing.Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Getting better with age

The 15th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

ADVERTORIAL

Team Hollywood powers on to lead IRC 1

A lot can happen in 14 years. 493 boats and more than 2,500 sailors have taken part in Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek since its inception in 2004 and, as the organisers look to the event’s 15th year, the signs are good. “This year’s early entries are very encouraging. We see both familiar faces and new faces, as well as increasing numbers of charters and sailors from overseas – which is a sign that Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek’s reputation has spread far and wide,” said Mr. Byron Jones, Managing Director of organisers Media Business Services Co. Ltd. Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek has built a reputation for competitive racing across all classes and the growth in number and calibre in the 40-footers looks set to continue with entries already being received, the latest being the Farr 40 Prime Factor. Ramrod and mainly Chinese crew round a mark closely followed by a Singapore yacht

While Volvo Ocean Race organisers have been trying to attract more female sailors, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek’s recent work in this area is also paying off. In addition to an increase in female sailors across the classes, the Sailescapes Farrgo Ladies team, who finished second in IRC Racing II last year, are back and will be up against another all ladies crew from Australia – this time from Perth – who will also be racing another Farr 1104. Multihulls are also signing up in numbers. The five locallybased one-design Corsair Pulse 600s are all chartered and a new Stealth from Asia Catamarans’ yard is believed to be joining the rest of the catamarans and trimarans in Multihull Racing, while the Firefly 850 Sports One Design class looks set to exceed last year in size. “The multihull fleet is looking strong, and we expect the numbers to be similar or perhaps even more than last year’s record. One area we are keen to grow is the Multihull Cruising class which we introduced for the first time last year. We have already received entries from two, and a pledge from one other, including last year’s winner DaVinci, and we welcome expressions of interest from any other multihull cruisers in the region who wish to enjoy some fun, scenic racing off Phuket’s southeast coast,” added Jones.

Ray Roberts (Australia) on the helm of 2017 IRC 1 winner Team Hollywood.

The ABSOLUTE Platu One Design class returns and this year it will form part of the four-event Platu Championship of Thailand, which will see an overall series winner crowned in one-design Platu racing. Organised by Media Business Services, the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek will take place 18th to 22nd July, 2018 at Cape Panwa Hotel Hotel. For more information, visit www.phuketraceweek.com.

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boating.Cholamark

Cholamark Boat Established in Phuket in 1989, the company has about 30 employees and builds inflatable boats and RIBs in the range of 2.1 to 7.5 metres. Cholamark also offers a repair service, general overhauls and tube replacements.

Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer

ADVERTORIAL

Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders and is a service station for Avon Inflatables Limited and DSB of Germany • Wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene/

Hypalon • In addition to our Cholamark models we also offer

Williams & Highfield tenders • Professional repairs of all Neoprene & Hypalon Dinghies,

re-tubing & general inflatable dinghy overhauls • Stock in our showrooms includes RIBs & soft floor dinghies • Manufacturer of dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions

with closed cell foam; supply & use anti-skid mats • Licensed to repack liferafts. Pick up & delivery service • Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars

& dinghy wheels • Rental of dinghies • Outboard engines, life rafts, self inflating life jackets,

hand flares & parachute flares • Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding & perfect polishing Open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday. Office and shop located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa Road, Chalong - very close to Chalong Bay. The dinghy ramp at the opposite end of Soi Sukee and close to “The Lighthouse” makes for easy collection & delivery, subject to tidal restrictions (see page 30 for tide tables).

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Toyota Yaris (E) Limited THB 320,000

Mazda2 XD High Plus

PRE-OWNED: Green, 2013, 1.2 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Standard Wheel, Standard Seats, ABS, AIRBAG, CD, MP3, USB, 58,xxx KM.

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Mazda 3 (V)

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Toyota Camry Extremo

Nissan March (E)

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PRE-OWNED: Spirit Sport White, 2011, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheel, Leather Seats, ABS, AIRBAG, CD, MP3, 56,xxx KM.

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PRE-OWNED: White, 2013, 2.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheel, Leather Seats, ABS, AIRBAG, CD, MP3, DVD, NAVI, 53,xxx KM.

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Honda HRV (E)

Toyota Innova (V)

THB 580,000

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PRE-OWNED: White, 2010, 2.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheel, Leather Seats, ABS, AIRBAG, CD, MP3, DVD, Cruise Control, 77,xxx KM.

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PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2010, 2.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheel, Leather Seats, ABS, AIRBAG, CD, MP3, DVD, USB, 20,xxx KM.

Toyota Fortuner(V)

Toyota Vigo

Ford Ranger

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THB 480,000

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THB 775,000

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To Chalong

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To Central

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To Airport

To Wachira Hospital

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travel.Escape to Koh Sirey

Located on the eastern side of Phuket Town, Koh Sirey is a tiny island joined to Phuket’s mainland by a bridge. Although not a major Phuket tourist attraction, the island offers much to explore. Free from the rampant construction happening in other neighborhoods of Phuket, Koh Sirey offers a very up close and personal look into local life in Phuket. Time seems to move at a slower pace while following the winding coastal road and weaving out of its nooks and crannies. Koh Sirey is a wonderland of trees, rubber plantations and sea views. The neighborhood also has a few interesting sights to see, making it well worthwhile to take the time to explore this little treasure just off of Phuket.

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Tucked high into a hill and boasting phenomenal views over Phuket and the local neighborhood, Wat Koh Sirey is an unusual, yet interesting, Buddhist temple adorned with golden Buddha statues. Nestled amongst the various shrubs and trees, the temple is equally peaceful if not a bit overworn which adds to its charm. Many of the golden Buddha statues housed at Wat Koh Sirey appear to be in elevated rooms on the sides of the temple, while others are on the outdoor walkway around the temple. Set against the bold backdrop of the jungle and sea, the outdoor statues provide a vantage point for dramatic photographs awash in gold, blue and green.

Beautiful details at Wat Koh Sirey

Inside Wat Koh Sirey, there is a reclining golden Buddha. Although not as impressive as other similar statues found across Thailand, this particular statue is lovely nonetheless and adds a nice touch to this rather rustic temple. Intricate paintings depicting scenes from the teachings of Buddha and his life can also be found inside.

Wat Koh Sirey shines in the morning light. It offers stunning views across the bay

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Phuket’s replica of Kyaiktiyo Pagoda

The original Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Burma is located high on top of Mount Kyaiktiyo. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist religious sites in the world and estimated to have been built around 2,500 years ago.

Wat Koh Sirey is home to various Buddha statues, including a reclining Buddha statue inside the temple

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Perhaps the most intriguing fact about Wat Koh Sirey is that on its grounds there sits a giant golden rock, which is actually a replica of the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Burma. It was built by local Thai and Burmese construction workers and builders for the Burmese community. The golden rock indeed adds a nice touch to the temple. The original Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Burma is located high on top of Mount Kyaiktiyo. It is one of the most sacred Buddhist religious sites in the world and estimated to have been built around 2,500 years ago. Phuket’s replica is rather beautiful. It appears to glisten in the sunshine and showcases expansive views across Koh Sirey Bay.


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travel.Escape to Koh Sirey

Sea Gypsy Village Situated on Laem Tukkae (Gecko Cape) is a ramshackle development that is home to approximately 2,000 sea-roaming people known in Thai as Chao Lay, or sea gypsies. These indigenous people call themselves Urak Lawoi and share a Malay-influenced language and similar facial and physical features to other tribes up and down the Andaman coast. The sea gypsy village presents an educational opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of the Urak Lawoi and watch from the sidelines as these interesting people go about their daily lives. Continuous development on Thailand’s beaches and remote islands, as well as well stricter fishing regulations in national park waters, have forced these once nomadic people to settle in villages such as the one here in Koh Sirey.

The staple income of the village still comes from fishing, but many of the men drive longtail boats which take tourists to the waters off of Phuket. Often times, the village women set up stalls selling handicrafts and cultured pearl jewelry. While the day-to-day life of the sea gypsies makes for interesting photographs, do remember that this is not a human zoo. If you would like to take some photographs, it is always best to ask with a smile before you snap the shot. Chances are you will walk away with stunning photographs of these unique people if you are polite.

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The sea gypsy village presents an educational opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of the Urak Lawoi and watch from the sidelines as these interesting people go about their daily lives.

Not far over the bridge that brings you into Koh Sirey, you will notice a mangrove forest and a few signs indicating to drive slow, be cautious and watch for monkeys. This is known as Monkey Viewpoint, and although it is a tad dirty, it is a great place to see monkeys in the wild in Phuket. At Monkey Viewpoint, it is possible to buy bananas and peanuts for a few baht to feed the monkeys. The monkeys are cute; there is no doubt about that. However, it is best to remember that while they are used to being fed and are accustomed to human interaction, they are still wild animals. It is best not to get too close and, in the event that one of the bigger monkeys grabs your bag of bananas, a safe bet is to let them have the whole thing! To find all these great places get yourself a copy of STREETS of PHUKET - 188 pages of detailed street maps, landmarks and local information - with a series of comprehensive indexes. Check www.streetsofphuket.com to find out where to get it – at only 399 baht it’ll save you time and fuel.

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Take a day to escape to Koh Sirey. The slower pace of life on this tiny island is likely what Phuket was like 20 or more years ago. Koh Sirey makes a refreshing change from the busier tourist destinations on Phuket and is well worth visiting when you are here. 84 E6

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Kata Rocks’ Signature Easter Brunch @ Kata Rocks Kata Rocks’ Signature Easter Brunch returns on Sunday, 1 April at the Clubhouse Restaurant from 12 to 3pm. Brunch includes a selection of cocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks, imported seafood, traditionally roasted meats, live cooking stations and much more. Priced at 3,000++ baht per guest; children between the age of 6 to 12 receive 50% discount and complimentary for children under the age of six. Highlights include live entertainment and chill-out beats by DJ Shane OB, an exciting Easter egg hunt and special hand painting of the Easter eggs. dining@katarocks.com 107 C6

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ONLINE Thai & Western Seafood BBQ @ Roydee Restaurant Nook Dee Boutique Resort A large buffet selection of Thai, International, Seafood Specialties with Fire, Thai sword and Thai Boxing shows. Fridays from 5 to 9pm. +66 76 688888. 107 D6

Caviar on the menu at Cosmo @ Cosmo Restaurant, The Naiharn Cosmo Restaurant brings caviar to its menu with some special dishes with caviar from Hua Hin. The ‘Caviar Experience includes a 30gm tin of Royal Oscietra Caviar with chopped egg, crème fraîche and bread served with champagne for 5,400 baht. Two caviar variations are also available only during breakfast. Enjoy caviar dishes every day! +66 76 380200. www.thenaiharn.com 116 G1

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XANA’s Sunday ‘Fun Brunch’ @ XANA Beach Club, Angsana Laguna Phuket Sundays from 12-3.30pm. 1,850 baht++, 1,050 baht++ children age between 6 to12 years old (children below 6 dine for free). Additional 400 baht++ with free flow beverages and 800 baht++ with free flow of certain adult beverages. +66 76 358500. info@xanabeachclub.com

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Mussels on the menu at Rock Salt @ Rock Salt, The Naiharn Rock Salt has put mussels on the menu with superb specials by Chef Mark. Enjoy moules marinieres - classic mussels with french fries and Aioli sauce - and Yellow curry mussels served with Naan bread. +66 76 380200. www.thenaiharn.com 116 G1

Every Friday: Pub, Grub and Vino! @ Vanilla Sky, Cape Sienna Hurrah! It’s déjà vu at Vanilla Sky & Gastro Pub 2018 style. IT’S THE BUFFET SITTING ON YOUR BUTT. Your own personal “Butler” will be serving fresh food at your table. Just sit down, get comfortable and start with appetizers, up to six dishes; followed by mains and desserts. Pay 1,790 baht net you get all the food you want plus a nice bottle of wine per head. 1,990 baht net with a premium bottle of wine. Start from 7pm till 9pm. +66 76 337300. fb@capesienna.com 40 E5

‘Go Live’ Sunday seafood brunch @ The Watercourt, Banyan Tree Phuket Live seafood stations and music entertainment every Sunday from 12-3.30pm. Price starts from 2,800 baht net per person. Free flow beer and bubbly packages are also available. +66 76 372400.

ONLINE Sunday brunch @ COAST, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket All you can eat brunch menu. 990++ baht/person. 1,190++ baht/person including free flow soft drinks. 1,490++ baht/ person including free flow red & with grapes brew. Every Sunday from 12-3pm. +66 76 201234.

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Book now Sunday roast ONLINE @ Two Chefs (Kata, Karon and Patong) Don’t miss out on our other weekly specials including our traditional Sunday Roast! Join us every Sunday all day and all night long! Enjoy all you can eat for only 445 baht. Including: Roast Aussie Beef, pork loin and chicken. Roasted or mashed potatoes, roasted mixed vegetables flavoured with thyme and garlic, Yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy. www.twochefs.com 107 C5

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Paresa Tapas Experience Book now ONLINE @ Paresa Dining Paresa offers a daytime tapas experience! Guests can choose three tapas and a carafe of white or red wine or a jug of Sangria. Choices include Paresa signature dishes such as Chorizo, Ceviche, Gravlax, Lolly Pops and Mini Bombs and vegetarian dishes such as Olives & Pickles, Babaganush and Humus along with Ibérico, Herring Smorrebrod, Boquerones, Chicken Stripes and Pulpo. The Tapas Experience is served everyday between 11am to 5pm. The price is 666++ baht per person and 999++ baht with a carafe of white or red wine or a jug of Sangria. +66 76 302000. 49 C4

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Silk Road Buffet @ Rim Talay Restaurant, Amari Phuket Journey down the Silk Road and experience Thai, Lebanese, Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisines. Our talented chefs provide an extensive menu for your selection, including Babaganoush, Taboulleh, Lamb Ouzy, Lamb Kofta, Daal Tadka, Palak Paneer, Mutter Curry, Ghobi Masala, Tandoor Chicken, Roti, Japanese Maki, Sichuan Chinese Hot-and-Sour, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Duckling in Thai Red Curry, Hainan Chicken Rice, Goan Fish Curry and much more. A variety of salads, breads and desserts are also available. This is a pork-free buffet with a large selection of vegetarian and Jain food that shouldn’t be missed! 690++ baht per person. Every Thursday from 6.3010pm. +66 76 340106-14 ext. 8027. Friday BBQ buffet @ Karlssons Barbecued spare ribs, sausages, pork steaks, chicken skewers, prawns, crab, fish, mussels, salad bar, sauces and dips, tsatziki, potato salad. Local Thai specialities and more. All you can eat for 449 baht. Every Friday from 7pm to late. +66 76 345035. 75 B3

Seafood BBQ buffet Book now ONLINE @ Sleep With Me Hotel Seafood and a la carte dishes from the menu Wednesdays & Saturdays 6.30-10.30pm. 699 baht net with appetizer, salad bar, BBQ station, main dishes and desserts. +66 76 363333. 75 C3

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DINING.NIKITA’S

A beach-side dining experience. On the water´s edge, serving a full range of fresh Thai seafood, international dishes oven-fresh, wood-fired pizzas.

Nikita’s Thai/Seafood/International Daily 9am until late Created by its Thai owner 23 years ago, Nikita’s enjoys a sensational location oceanside at Rawai Beach. Customers dine in a lush garden setting right at the sea’s edge with white sand underfoot and enjoy spectacular ocean and island panoramas during the day and a romantic atmosphere at night. Nikita’s boasts no fewer than 18 cocktails, but we settle for a traditional gin and tonic. A Tomato Bruschetta comes as appetizer, followed by an unusual dish, a spicy salad with glass noodles and peeled prawns. The wine list is well chosen – 12 whites and 15 reds, plus five choices available by the glass. A competitively priced Santa Alicia cabernet sauvignon from Chile – full bodied with supple tannins – provides a perfect complement to our meal. Seeking something distinctive for the main course, my friend orders a firm-fleshed and succulent Mahi-mahi (dorado). Served with a creamy white sauce laced with Thai herbs and mashed potato, it is pronounced superb. My choice is a whole, Deep-fried white snapper in fish sauce (sweet and sour sauce is also available) with a Thai inspired salad of crisp slivers of green mango and peanuts. Delectable. It is worth noting that many of the vegetables served here are sourced from Nikita’s own farm. Famous for its thin-crust pizzas – all cooked in a wood-fired oven – the choice includes classics such as Margarita with mozzarella, tomato and basil. All Nikita’s pizzas are celebrated for their lavish toppings. Then there’s English style fish and chips, coated in beer batter, a house speciality. Though Nikita’s emphasis is on seafood and international dishes, there is an impressive range of authentic Thai dishes. We finish in style with a slab of hot, dark chocolate mousse and a scoop of fragrant ice-cream. A sensational and contrasting mix of flavours, textures and temperatures. A visit to Nikita’s certainly leaves a pleasant taste in the mouth…

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Salmon Sherry by Paresa Dining Ingredients 160g salmon fillet skin on | 30ml Tio Pepe sherry wine | 150g fresh spinach leaves | 30ml extra virgin olive oil | 80ml whipping cream | 10 saffron stems | ½ peeled clove of garlic | 30g Italian parsley leaves | 40ml sunflower oil | 80ml whole milk | 8 bread croutons | salt & white pepper Method Seal the salmon, the sherry and a pinch of salt in a vacuum bag and cook it for 20 minutes at 50˚C in an immersion cooking bath. Make a garlic and parsley lactonese with a hand blender, introducing first the sunflower oil, half the milk, the garlic and the parsley. Once everything is blended, then slowly start adding the rest of the sunflower oil and salt to taste. For the creamy saffron sauce, toast the saffron in a pan with a splash of extra virgin olive oil and add the whipping cream; let cook slowly for 5 minutes until it’s reduced to creamy sauce texture and add a pinch of salt. Pan fry the spinach with the remaining extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt and white pepper. Place the spinach at the centre of the plate surrounded by the saffron sauce and the green alioli spots and top it with the bread croutons. Strain the salmon from the vacuum bag, dry it with an absorbent paper and torch it with a gas blowtorch on the flesh meat side, then turn it and set it up at on top of the spinach and remove the skin and torch the back.

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Jordi Valles Claverol Celebrated Chef Jordi Valles Claverol hails from Barcelona. After spending time in the best kitchens of Paris and Spain, he went to China in 2008 to helm Agua Restaurant and to develop Aqua Restaurant Group, with openings in Hong Kong, Beijing and London until late 2015. He joined Paresa Resorts in January 2016. Jordi’s cuisine offers modern twists on old classics and contemporary Mediterranean cooking at its finest. His open mind and now savoir faire in the kitchen have honoured him Book ONLINE with multiple awards for the last 10 years. Paresa Dining www.paresaresorts.com windowonphuket.com

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DINING.PLUM PRIME STEAKHOUSE / VANILLA SKY BAR

PLUM Prime Steakhouse / Vanilla Sky Bar & Gastro Pub Steakhouse / Gastro Pub dishes Plum 6-11.30pm Vanilla 5pm-midnight Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas brings sophisticated style to the tropical beauty of Phuket with its two unique dining venues – both with outstanding service, fine cuisine and views to match. It’s chic, it’s modern, it’s hip, it’s laid back, it’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas! PLUM Prime Steakhouse: Dinner is a great experience and at PLUM we are all fired up! At the centre of your experience is the charcoal burning oven, bringing out the succulent best from our prime cuts of US and Australian beef. Equal attention is given to the fresh fish and seafood, along with an appealing choice of à la carte dishes and fine wines. Innovative and modern… walking a tasty line between ‘steakhouse’ and ‘fine dining’. Come relaxed... leave inspired! Vanilla Sky Bar & Gastro Pub: The pinnacle of the resort, serves creative craft cocktails and modern stylish gastro pub dishes, backed by a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. “Gaze out over an amazing sunset whilst sipping an ‘Elderflower Old Town’ or enjoying a cold Belgian Draught Beer, tasting some of the delicious ‘Pub Grub’ brought to new modern heights…. life is good!” For us, it’s about just doing everything the best we can, sending out the best food…pouring the finest drinks… making people feel at home. Ultimately sending you away as happy as we can. We’ve got a little dream team going on. It will be love at first sight. Daily Happy Hour: Get 30% discount on all drinks, except wines, champagnes and super premium spirits, from 5-6 pm. Experience Cape Sienna and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view. Get moving with DJ on every Friday & Saturday from 6pm until late night in March. Book now Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff +66 76 337300 www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com

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Mixed Grilled Signature Platters Experience mixed grilled signature platters with fresh seafood and prime meats. Served on sizzling platters, there are variations: Andaman Seafood Lovers, Gourmet BBQ Delight and BODEGA Surf ’n’ Turf.

by Bodega & Grill Daily 6.30am-11pm Dinner 6-11pm Tel: 0 7635 8500 www.angsana.com

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LEMONGRASS HOUSE fresh handmade spa products

Don't you think it's amazing how the best things in life come in small packages? But small things don't necessarily equate to small visions. Lemongrass House in Cherngtalay has become famous, not only in Phuket, but across the world for its fresh homemade spa products. Established as far back as 1996, Lemongrass House has constantly punched above its weight, dedicating its existence to the perfection of spa products concocted from natural elements.

Their formulas are based on a deeply rooted environmental commitment and all of their ingredients are fresh and derived from safe, renewable resources. They contain no animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals. Simple but attractive packaging made from recycled or recyclable materials is used. Lemongrass House is a pioneer manufacturer and supplier of aromatherapy products to major hotel spas in Thailand and around the world. Integrity, creativity and quality has been the driving force in the development of their product line over the years leading to a superb selection of delightful and innovative products. We believe that the secret of their success lies in the quality and concentration of essential oils and the loving care with specialised hand-blending resulting in unique aromatic effects in each product.

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Head Office (Next to PTT Gas station Cherngtalay) 10/2 M.1 Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110 Tel: +66 76 325501; Fax: +66 76 325502

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Surin Shop (Near Surin Beach) 106/13 M.1 Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110 Tel: +66 76 621661

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Rawai Shop (Fisherman Way Business Garden) 5/46 M.5 Viset Rd, Rawai, Muang, Phuket, Thailand 83100 Tel: +66 93 673 4409

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Karon Shop 603 Patak Road, Karon, Muang Phuket, 83100 Tel: +66 88 761 4361 Open daily 10.30am-10.30pm

If you live locally, you can drop by the shop and chat to the in-house experts to see and smell the products firsthand.

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They are open daily from 9am to 8pm, Lemongrass House and are located in Cherngtalay, on Srisoonthorn Road on the way to Surin Beach. If you do not live in Phuket, you can use the contact details below and make enquiries directly to the shop. Hoteliers, spa owners and anyone interested in health and beauty products will be warmly greeted.

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Hair Studio 9

Welcome to Hair Studio 9. Our experienced staff members are committed to providing the most professional services possible. We are one of the most well-known hair salons in Phuket, bringing superior services and satisfaction to our customers.

Our hairstylists have more than 10 years’ of experience and specialise in hair extension, cuts, style and colours for women, men and children. At Hair Studio 9 we offer the very best colours and shades available in the industry. Hair studio 9

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Our approach reflects the latest in great looks and fashion from around the world and our colour lines are manufactured by professional experts in the field such as Paul Mitchell, L’Oreal, Wella, Schwarzkopf and Kudu.

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Here's what we offer • Shampoo and blow drying / hair cutting • Natural hair perm / natural hair styling • Colour: Highlighting, multi-dimensional weaves and foils, colour-correcting, permanent and semi-permanent tinting • Natural hair extensions with 100% human remy hair which you can perm or apply colour to. They can also be matched to your hair colour with a completely natural look: available in 50cm or 60cm lengths. Hair extensions take about 90 minutes and last for six months with normal use. They can also be removed and replaced later if you wish • Permanent tattooing • Deep-conditioning treatment for both hair and scalp • Permanent waving and relaxing • Hair-cleansing support: Beautiful hair begins with clean hair and a clean scalp: Scalp therapy/hair growth support. Our hair is so fragile, yet we treat it harshly. Protect your hair with our customised More Hair! salon hydrotherapy treatments formulated to restore balance and vital elements to the hair and scalp for optimal hair growth. Our blends of powerful ingredients along with our de-chlorinated water infused with vitamin C provide treatment plans to recover and nurture you, your hair, and your scalp back to health • Hair colour support: Natural and organic hair colours which are gentler on your hair • We do special-occasion styles for weddings, black tie events, and proms


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Islands around Phuket One of the great things about sophisticated Phuket is that, if you want an uninhabited 'island of your dreams' experience, you only have to look east and take your pick! As the map on Page 35 reveals, there are HUNDREDS of islands – accessible by boats of every kind – just waiting to whisk you away to dream for a day... or longer.

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Southern Thailand is more than Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui. Travel to Hat Yai, Trang and Songkhla for some authentic culture, fiery dishes and southern hospitality. Colourful shopfronts in Hat Yai

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Trang’s dim sum restaurants are numerous and delicious.

A good place to start your journey is in Trang, some 100 kilometres south of Krabi. Trang is perhaps best known as a transit on the way to nearby islands

Most people associate southern Thailand with the idyllic beaches of Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui but few people know that just a couple of hundred miles south of the popular tourist destinations empty beaches, authentic night markets, and quaint fishing towns await. A good place to start your journey is in Trang, some 100km south of Krabi. Trang is perhaps best known as a transit hub on the way to nearby islands which is a shame because the town itself actually offers plenty of culture, charming coffee shops and, a short ride away, long stretches of empty beaches.

The local dish, khao yam, is best described as a rice salad with vegetables and herbs

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...and around marble-topped tables sit locals with hot cups of tea or kafae boran, strongly roasted robusta coffee which is sweetened with condensed milk

A large portion of Trang’s population is made up of the descendents of Chinese immigrants who came to Thailand in the 18th century and all around town you will see traces of this cultural legacy; a dim sum restaurant here, a traditional Chinese medicine shop there. Traditional Chinese coffee shops, or raan kopi as they are known locally, are great places to soak in the local culture and Yu Chiang is an especially atmospheric example. The place is owned by a family of Chinese descent and locals sit around marbletopped tables with hot cups of tea or kafae boran, strongly roasted robusta coffee which is sweetened with condensed milk.

Tee tarik, is a sweet milky tea served in southern Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

West of Trang town you’ll find Pak Meng Beach, which is a long stretch of practically untouched strand. Unlike many of the beaches in popular tourist destinations like Phuket and Samui, Pak Meng beach is almost deserted. Bar a few shacks along the beach road selling freshly caught seafood and colourful sarongs, you are likely to have the whole place to yourself. Renting a tuk tuk from Trang to Pak Meng is easy and affordable.

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A tuk tuk ride to Pak Meng beach takes less than an hour from Trang A young Muslim woman cuts up fried chicken at Gai Tod Decha

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Trang Railway Station

From Trang, head southeast to southern Thailand’s largest city, Hat Yai. Like Trang, Hat Yai most commonly finds itself on travellers’ itineraries as a transit to nearby locations but for those willing to spend a few days there, the town has excellent southern food and a great night market. Hat Yai is known for its fried chicken and a good place to try this regional speciality is Gai Tod Decha. Owned by a Muslim family, the restaurant masters the art of making crispy yet not dry chicken, which is served on khao mok, fragrant rice spiced with cardamom, turmeric, cloves, garlic and coriander seeds. The dish comes with a slightly sweet chilli sauce, sliced cucumber and a generous sprinkle of deepfried shallots.

A man waits for his morning coffee at Yu Chiang coffee shop in Trang

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Songkhla. Initially a part of the Malay kingdom, Songkhla used to be a trading port where Indian, Persian and Arab merchants came to sell and buy goods

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Just a short drive from Hat Yai is one of the most charming towns of southern Thailand, Songkhla. Initially a part of the Malay kingdom, Songkhla used to be a trading port where Indian, Persian and Arab merchants came to sell and buy goods and when Chinese immigrants arrived they cemented the city’s eclectic nature. Songkhla is divided into its old and new quarters, as well as Samila Beach in the northern part of town where locals hang out on weekends. The area around the old port is especially atmospheric with houses full of patina, old Chinese teahouses and souvenir shops. The newer part of the city is concentrated along Chana Road, which every night around five o’clock transforms into one of the most bustling night markets in southern Thailand, with a heavy focus on food. Here you can find turmeric spiced fried fish, spicy khao yam, satays, tee tarik and homemade ice cream.


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of Botanica Villas: Architect. Visionary. Developer.

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fter studying architecture at Kasem Bundit University in Bangkok, a glittering career in the field always beckoned for Khun Attasit Intarachooti. A lasting legacy of those formative years is his continuing friendship with a fellow student who, as consultant, is responsible for much of the fine tuning at Botanica Villas and the other developments masterminded by Khun Attasit. But make no mistake, the over-arching vision behind all these projects is Attasit’s, though his innate modesty precludes his labouring the point at our meeting. He is that rare animal: both an artist with an aesthete’s vision, and a highly successful businessman who not only designs his “secret pool villas”, but funds them as well. Phuket is, he feels, in addition to its charm as an island of exceptional natural beauty, a fecund place in which to work. Bangkok is relatively “cliquey” with limited social mobility: here he feels there is a stronger sense of community with a smaller group of entrepreneurs willing to cooperate with each other.

He does not share the current pessimism about the island’s future, seeing it as “better than Singapore’s” with enormous potential for continued growth and development. That he currently has a number of major projects, including five phases of Botanica Villas, mostly completed, at Layan, plus Grand Sea Through Villas at the other end of the island at Rawai, is testimony to that optimism. But he counsels caution. Success can be dangerous; over confidence as a developer can result in trying to expand too quickly – with disastrous results. And he is rightly concerned about the wrong kind of expansion: high density apartment blocks which ignore environmental concerns.

He is that rare animal: both an artist with an aesthete’s vision, and a highly successful businessman who not only designs his “secret pool villas”, but funds them as well. Failure is not part of Attasit’s vision: already more than 80 per cent of his uniquely designed pool villas have sold. Business is thriving. While we talk beside the pool of an exquisite property already reserved, groups of prospective buyers wander appreciatively around the site. Khun Attasit, a youthful looking 41, comes from a secure home background. Brought up in Hat Yai, his mother was a major influence, a “strong” woman who always insisted that “inside” you must be “very good”, was insistent that her son inherited these sound moral values. As he says, “I try to follow my heart”. His own domestic life is happy and settled; his wife comes from the long-established Thai/Chinese community in Phuket. Together they have two lovely daughters aged nine and five, both studying at Kajonkiet International School. You can be sure that Attasit will instill in them his own values, the same lofty ethical principles that he employs in his business activities. And somehow he finds the time to keep in shape by bicycling; it is entirely typical of the man that, never one to do things by halves, he rode a bicycle from Singapore to Phuket for a charitable cause.

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Botanica Villas is an initial development of 28 villas. More are following. Phase five features five-bedroom properties priced at up to 32 million baht. Described by their designer as “modern tropical”, these villas fit gracefully into the Layan landscape. Open plan in concept, our meeting venue combines Balinese and traditional Thai elements with elegant western furnishings. The central pool, beautifully lined with blue-grey natural stone, is flanked by magnificent bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, lavishly appointed with marble floors, white ceramic tiles, natural stone walls and teak furniture. A symphony in white, gold and grey. On another side is wooden decking and a sunbathing area; we sit and talk beneath a huge overarching eave where one can still relax in Phuket’s balmy air even when rain is falling. High ceilings, concertina glass doors and transom windows give a feeling of airiness and light. An open plan, fully fitted western kitchen abuts the lounge. To complete the picture, a grassy area and plants ranging from coconut and lady palms to Boston ferns and yuccas provide a tranquil and verdant alfresco ambience. Attasit’s aim – “to connect the inside with the outside” – is flawlessly achieved.

However, if they request changes and modifications, Attasit is happy to oblige; he is not (as he says) like some developers who adopt a rigid”buy what you see” attitude. Unsurprisingly, his vision has attracted international clients from a wide spectrum – including Finland, the United States, Italy and Dubai. Such affluent customers are not only discerning, but fastidious. However, if they request changes and modifications, Attasit is happy to oblige; he is not (as he says) like some developers who adopt a rigid”buy what you see” attitude. And he believes in giving maximum value – that word again – to the client. His budget disburses little on advertising: he believes it is better to spend on superb locations and materials, on build quality and design. For the same reason, he stringently limits his staff numbers. His aim is one of constant improvement: learning from experience, he feels that each project has enabled him to amend and upgrade. In the future, he will assuredly create even more luxurious villas. As a parting shot, I ask Attasit why, surrounded by up-scale resorts, he has never ventured into that market. His reply is succinct. The return on capital with resorts is necessarily slow; selling villas offers the prospect of an immediate recoupment on investment. Enough said… Attasit may be a romantic, but he is also a realist. Quality of construction and service are the main concepts behind Botanica Luxury Villas. Attasit always strives to learn from past experience to feed into the ongoing development of his various projects. by Window Watcher

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Property / HOMES / INTERIORS.Botanica Luxury Villas

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Botanica Luxury Villas Winner of Best Luxury Villa Development Phuket at The Dot Property Thailand Awards 2017, the Botanica Luxury Villas property development boasts 21 custom-built elite residences of large open plans, bespoke design and sophistication. As exterior design characteristics in the villas don’t change, buyers are free to fulfill a wish list, with the architects and developers assisting to personalise the future owner’s dream home. Located in a desirable spot in the Bangtao/Laguna area, there is a an eight-kilometre stretch of white sandy beach close by, along with boutique shops and restaurants and an abundance of activities for the family to enjoy. Laguna Phuket Golf course and the shopping centre, Canal Village, are just minutes away. Botanica Luxury Villas is the brain child of Khun Attasit Incharooti of AAP Architecture Properties & Development, who paired his artistic vision with functionality of indoor and outdoor living space in a tropical climate to produce a unique design. One ingenious solution to create more covered space outside was to create a covered terrace that can be used as a lounge or dining area with wooden columns. This signature feature interconnects all spaces in an agreeable and appealing manner. In addition, the tiling in the front room and the terrace match, thus making for a seamless connection between the indoor and outdoor.

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The villas are an ideal investment for people wishing to use them as short term rental accommodation for part of the year and use the remaining duration for personal use or family vacations. Houses of 700 square metres can host four couples plus visitors, while smaller houses of three bedrooms can accommodate three couples or more, making a comfortable and homey place for hoidaymakers. In addition, Botanica Luxury Villas can guarantee five years of rental income through these lettings, while responsibility for all aspects of holiday rental management will be achieved by an established tour operator based at the reception office. A natural stone-tiled, infinity-edge swimming pool forms the centre of each villa. Villas feature free-flowing floor plans with folding doors, transom windows above the doors and vaulted ceilings; all residences enjoy these exterior characteristics. A buyer can choose from three standard designs and the home is then custom built, ensuring future owners get a villa that suits their style. The architectural team is available to modify and enhance designs over the course of the year that it takes to build the residence. Villas are of three to five bedrooms with usable areas from 265 to 700 square metres of space. These elite homes will see natural wood blended with natural stone, imported kitchen cabinetry and high specification smart home technology. The project has a staffed reception and lobby service, along with 24-hour security. Residents may also wish to take advantage of the boutique coffee and cafĂŠ.

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People interested in purchasing a residence at Botanica Luxury Villas are encouraged by the developer to take a visual tour, see the show villa and discuss their aspirations and dream list. Villas are available under a freehold or leashold title. Launched in January 2018, the 21 units will be completed by January 2020.

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Property / HOMES / INTERIORS.Utopia Loft

ADVERTORIAL

Utopia Loft

Phuket’s Top Developer 普吉顶级の开发商

Utopia Loft is part of the Utopia Naiharn Project. The main feature of this project is the first loft-style condominium with a water park in the south of Phuket. It comprises 237 units, all fully furnished to 5-star resort quality. The benefit for owners at Utopia Loft is that they can use all facilities in the Utopia Naiharn project at no extra entry cost. LOCATION Utopia Naiharn is a short 10-minute walk to Naiharn Lake, Naiharn Beach and Rawai Beach. Naiharn Beach is voted Phuket’s top beach destination by many reviews and TripAdvisor. Rawai Beach is famous for its fresh seafood market by the pier, where the seafood is caught and sold daily at local market price. You can also rent a longtail or speedboat to explore the nearby islands from Rawai Pier.

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PROPERTY DETAILS Price: THB 3.1-5.1m Bedroom: 1-2 Built-Up Area: 37-53 sqm (2 floors) Land Area: 4 Rai Total Units: 237 Developed Area: 4 Rai View: Mountain, Pool Furniture: Included Swimming Pool: Shared/Private Parking: Shared Ownership: Freehold/Leasehold Rental Program: Yes Construction Date: Jan 2018 Completion Date: Aug 2019 Location: Naiharn Reference Code: UTL

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Property / HOMES / INTERIORS.Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park

Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park

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Situated in Rawai just 300 metres from the beach and a few kilometres from Nai Harn and Ya Nui Beaches as well as Cape Phromthep viewpoint, Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park is a family community comprising 40 luxurious modern Thai villas and a family-friendly park designed with kids of all ages. The villa community is a gated estate of two- to six-bedroom pool villas ranging from 150 to 450sqm+ for one or more families. Each villa includes: spacious and luxuriously furnished living and dining rooms and bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, en-suite bathrooms, a swimming pool, terrace, and parking space. Amenities include Wi-Fi, cable TV, security, and a sizeable shared private park along with breakfast, reception service, housekeeping and utility bills. The lush and friendly Rawai Park has a protected area for kids aged one through 10 years old. The largest kids’ park on Phuket includes waterslides, outdoor and indoor playgrounds, sandbox and a spacious family restaurant, Love Rawai Cafe, with its special Kid’s menu. Guests who book villas directly from the Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park have unlimited access to all park areas.

Playground with its four slides, swing and trampoline while being shaded from the sun. Parents can join in activities with their small children in the Indoor Playroom. There are toys and spaces for activities, a labyrinth, trampoline, kids’ houses and bicycles. Children eight years and older can partake in climbing activities on the Rope Climbing Tower. Safety is ensured by a large net seven metres off the ground. Personnel at Rawai Park also organise activities and games, face-painting in addition to special events and parties. Kids can delight in free balloons at weekends. Love Rawai Cafe is Rawai Park’s restaurant, which serves kid-sized portions of Thai and international foods. It’s an ideal place for family celebrations, birthdays and kids’ parties. Wi-Fi in the restaurant is free.

The Kids Park has three play areas that youngsters will love playing in. The Water Area is a large, safe kids’ pool that is 40cm deep and features slides. Kids can run, play and jump at the Outdoor

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Kamala: Luxury penthouse with sea view. Private pool on the terrace. 3 bedrooms each with en- suite bathroom, living room with 2 sitting areas. Inside and outside dining tables.

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Surin: Villa overlooking the Surin, Bang Tao and Laguna areas of Phuket’s west coast with stunning sea, mountain and valley views. Built in aspacious open-plan style with 6 bedrooms spread on 5 floors.

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Layan: Boutique resort with private pool villas. Well designed, furnished, of modern and tropical style. Quiet, private setting, for living or holiday. Relaxed ambience, with tropical gardens, hills and lagoon.

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Surin: 1 bedroom apartment located in Surin Beach, close to Surin and Bang Tao Beaches. Rooftop infinity swimming pool with view on Bang Tao Beach. Guests have free access to the complex fitness center.

The Promenade Villa 150 USD/night Rawai: 3 bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, living and dining area, western kitchen. Jacuzzi in master bathroom. Up to 6 guests. Indoor swimming pool on ground floor. Third floor has a terrace, Jacuzzi, dining table.

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PHUKET LIVING.Helicam

Helicam in Macau

Evening Aerial Photography of entire project - One Oasis

ADVERTORIAL

Phuket-based company Helicam Co Ltd was contracted to photograph a large scale project in Macau (China) including 15 tall residential towers, sports centre, restaurants, swimming pools and gardens. One Oasis complex is the leading new place for Macau residences and is only a stone’s throw from many casinos. As Macau is a small island and with a project close to the international airport, special permissions were obtained from authorities to conduct safe operations.

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Are you a home owner searching for tiles that are ‘different’ – with a touch of class? You’re yet to be inspired by anything you’ve seen? Then a visit to our professional, friendly team at tile-it will be the answer. Our unconfused showroom displays take the ‘bazaar’ out of tile selection, while our knowledgable showroom team are happy to listen to your needs and to offer real solutions – based on a stunning range of imported Italian tiles, as well as our own range of porcelain floor tiles, made to European standards, from China to cater for tighter budgets. Or are you a developer looking for a reliable, serviceoriented and knowledgeable supplier of top quality imported porcelain tiles who won’t let you down and will always go that ‘extra mile’. Service is key at tile-it, both the tendering of expert pre-sales advice and an impressive after-sales service,

Or if you’re on a visit to Bangkok, drop by our showroom at Brighton Place in Huay Kwang. Phuket Baan Wana, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherng Talay. : +66 76 620168 : +66 76 620169 To Bang Tao Beach

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legal matters.Balancing Speed, Technology and Legal Risk

Balancing...

speed, technology & legal risk

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xpectations amongst clients of service providers have increased in proportion to the depth of technological advancement they receive on a daily basis from Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, e-banking and e-payment services and the like. The legal services industry is currently under scrutiny as to the level to which these services can be replaced by automatic technology and artificial intelligence. It is correct that legal services include a substantial amount of administrative processes that simply require orderly and efficient communications. Just as the agricultural based economies moved to factory and industry in the 18th and 19th century industrial revolution era, tertiary services took over a large proportion of industry in key cities throughout the globe. Now, the new ‘technological era’ is disrupting services and radically changing the expectations of users, consumers – and therefore the behaviour of service providers. Whatever systems, technology and content is used to convey information and services to users, there are fundamental principles when it comes to using legal service providers that ought to be remembered, for the sake of obtaining the actual service bargained for. Automated nothingness carries with it little or no value. I truly believe in automation and artificial intelligence as the inevitable fast approaching future. Whilst we are being assaulted with change, and as it seems the internet becomes populated with interesting and easily accessible almost free material, the pollution

of our physical environment is now emulated in the pollution of our electronic environment – fake news, bad information, misrepresented services and the frequently seen ‘mere puff’ of pre-contract inducement. So, back down to earth from this macro view. What exactly should any legal service provision comprise, regardless of the depth or progression of technological advancement: 1. Reliable interpretation of law There are now computer-based systems that can identify legal precedents, whether binding or otherwise, collate and compress and summarise findings. This can be done more cost effectively and faster than employed paralegals, although the initial technological investment is very high. Whatever provides you with information, it must be reliable enough to use effectively within the levels of risk the user is prepared to accept. Most legal service users expect near-perfection in terms of the interpretation of the law, in the same way many expect absolute answers when seeking medical advice. 2. Ethical awareness The human element of legal services means there are differing standards of ethics, dissimilar consideration given to morals and principles and there are many so-called professionals who bend or break the rules. Regulatory bodies are supposed to oversee such providers, but standards of enforcement vary and, of course, with electronic communications the actual jurisdiction in which providers operate has become blurred.

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3. Empathy & decision making You don’t need to read many science fiction novels to understand that, for the artificial intelligence world, creating empathy in robots and software is going to be tough. Many clients actually want their legal counsel to try and understand their objectives and to focus on their perceived needs. Experienced legal counsel have to emphathise, and then adapt their services to ensure that the client’s objective is met but not to the detriment of the the client’s ‘best interests’. It is clear the role of legal services providers is changing and must change, fast. However, next time you try to print a boarding pass at the automatic self-check in counter, or you try to scan the warped barcode on your grocery item – only to receive an error message – remember that humans are still available to fix problems and oversee your overall objectives. Choose your lawyers carefully and make sure they are paying attention to both you and the changing environments.

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By Desmond Hughes, Senior Partner of Hughes Krupica. Hughes Krupica is a law firm which specialises in Real Estate; Construction; Hospitality; Corporate; Commercial; Personal Injury; Dispute Resolution; and Litigation, operating in Bangkok and Phuket, servicing clients in relation to their business activities in Thailand and in other regions of Asia. www.hugheskrupica.com

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Songkran in Phuket

No visitor who has ever been here during the month of April can have avoided coming into contact with the enchanting, hilarious, and occasionally exasperating and downright dangerous watery explosion of public celebration which is Songkran.

Thailand's most celebrated festival is Songkran – the Thai new year. It starts on April 13 and lasts for between three and ten days, depending on where you’re resident (only three days in Phuket). For most, it’s lots of fun and an excuse to cool off at what is usually the hottest time of the year. However, there’s a deeper significance to Songkran which is rooted in Thai history and beliefs. Here’s a bit of background information; perhaps it will enhance your enjoyment of the event.

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The word Songkran is from the Sanskrit ‘Sangkranti’, which means ‘to move upwards’ or ‘to be about to change’. On the eve of the festival, Thais spring clean their homes, symbolically expelling any bad luck from the old year and prepare for good fortune in the new. Food and other contributions are offered to the monks at the temple early on the morning of the 13th, after which there are ceremonial prayers. Water is also poured on the ground, or on the roots of an ancient tree, symbolising a blessing to ancestors.

Forget about getting anywhere on these days without getting soaked, especially if you’re on a motorbike.

Thais who have moved from their home towns always try to return to their families for Songkran and all forms of transport are booked solid. For this reason you should try to avoid travelling before, during or immediately after the holiday, particularly by bus or train. In many towns and villages, a Buddha image is carried in a procession through the streets and people sprinkle water upon it, to show their respect. In the southern provinces, village elders are invited to the temple and young people splash water on their heads, signaling their blessings for good health and long life. The elders respond by wishing the young vigour, wealth and happiness. In another delightful custom, Thais visit their elderly relatives bringing them new clothes for the coming year.

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Increasingly, though, urban Thais have come to celebrate the holiday in a frenzy of water-throwing. Nobody is immune. One of my fondest memories of Songkran is of an immaculately uniformed policeman (they’re normally very big on dignity) smiling good-naturedly as he emptied water from his highly polished boots. Unfortunately these high jinks can sometimes get out of hand. Motorised gangs with high pressure water cannons, iced water and lots of enthusiasm, get each other (and anybody else) wet, in running battles through the streets. But speeding traffic, wet roads and alcoholic bravado make for a dangerous cocktail. In the recent past, the holidays have been marred by tragic loss of life and injury so, inevitably, the authorities have moved in to safeguard life and limb. Thailand’s New Year celebration is a wet and wild event throughout the country, but the Phuket version is the most international, and perhaps the most boisterous, of all.

Thailand’s New Year celebration is a wet and wild event throughout the country, but the Phuket version is the most international...

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Tourists, expats and Thais alike arm themselves to the teeth with water guns, powder and buckets and let loose for three days of heavy dousing (and, it must be said, some heavy drinking too). Water battles take place along all the main roads throughout the island, and pick-up trucks turn into roving water-war vehicles overloaded with people who splash everyone they pass by as they cruise the soggy streets. Patong is host to the most frenzied Songkran celebrations, while Phuket City comes in at a close second. In addition to days of street parties, there are a number of traditional activities to join as well. At the time of writing the full schedule of events had not yet been finalised, but probable activities include a merit-making ceremony at Queen Sirikit Park in Phuket City on the morning of April 13 and festivities at Saphan Hin Park on each day of Songkran from 9am to 6pm. More sacred aspects of the festival that can be seen around the island include processions of Buddha images and ceremonies to pay homage to elders with scented lustral water.

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Forget about getting anywhere on these days without getting soaked, especially if you’re on a motorbike. And no one’s immune to a drenching, not even officials on duty. There really is no way of avoiding a soaking, unless you stay in your hotel. Our advice is, ‘If you can’t beat them, join them.’ But don’t forget to put wallets, mobile 'phones, cigarettes, lighters etc in a watertight plastic bag.

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Living.Phuket Days: Life in the Island Fast Lane

Extract from Phuket Days: Life in the Island Fast Lane

by Patrick Campbell

In Vino Veritas

Phuket’s Wine ‘Culture’.

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have always enjoyed wine. OK, in my student days, I downed, in common with my peers, countless pints of bitter. Pissed most Saturday evenings. But bitter beer, the top-fermented, hoppy stuff which finishes maturing in the pub cellar, was virtually unobtainable in Phuket. One micro-brewery in Phuket Town had tried and failed. In any case the local bottled beer, which was in essence lager – Chang, Leo and Singha – now made me feel dehydrated, made me pee too much and gave me gout.

Wine, not ale, was therefore “the stuff to drink – for fellows whom it hurts to think”. The only trouble was the byzantine restrictions on the stuff. I had done some research on the subject for The Bangkok Post and found it to be a sore point indeed. The piece had really set the cat among the pigeons: disgruntled ‘expat’ wine merchants from Bangkok bombarded me with emails complaining about government sanctions. It was another case of Thailand shooting itself in the foot. The nub of my research uncovered the following facts: Thailand, whose climate is fundamentally too hot and humid for grape vines, produces only a limited amount of premium wine. None in Phuket at all. Wineries such as Chateau de Loei, Monsoon Valley and especially Gran Monte all produce good quality vino, but do not make nearly enough to satisfy demand. But the problem, one that puts it beyond the budget of most people, is that imported wine is saddled with punitive duties. Indeed one retailer’s expert assessment, taking everything into account, was that there was over 700 baht tax on a bottle of imported wine sold for 1,000 baht. Mind you, when I had first set foot in Phuket, even the ‘plonk’ in bars was not only pricey, but often undrinkable. Why? Because, mostly imported from Italy, it came in 2.5 or 3 litre bottles which, once opened, often stayed in the bar for weeks on end. As everyone knows, once air gets at wine, particularly in Thailand’s high temperatures, it oxidizes, rapidly deteriorates and after three or four days, becomes undrinkable. Vinegar! But help was at hand. Providentially, the Australian invention of the wine box not only reduced transport costs worldwide, but allowed wine to stay fresh for up to six weeks. The ‘bag in a box’ with its polyethylene, metalized bladder and air-locked tap, began to signal a revolution in Phuket’s bar culture. I had turned myself into a right bore by going round all the local pubs and explaining the advantages of boxed wine. Even my drinking buddies got bored. “Come on, Henry. Not that stuff again about boxes and blue and orange customs labels,” would come the exasperated response. “Just drink the bloody stuff.” The boxed wine was not the only thing that was making a difference. Thai ingenuity has a way of getting round problems, particularly of a financial nature. The new container wine was certainly much cheaper – on account

of its bulk and lightweight packaging – but the biggest difference in price came with the stealthy appearance of ‘fruit wine’. And the first kid on the ‘fruit wine’ block was a product called Mont Clair. Sounded classy. But where did it come from? According to the label, from “Breede River Valley, South Africa. Our winemakers have selected cabernet grapes from South Africa to blend and create a wine for your everyday involvement” states the web site. What it does not say, however, is where the fermentation actually takes place. Nor does it say what other ingredients have gone into the mix, though the words “fruit wine”are there – in smaller letters. In fact, the producer is Siam Winery, a massive Bangkok enterprise with the industrial scale capacity to make “one million units a day”. Fruit wine allows native fruit juice, mellow tasting and readily available, to be blended in Thailand with imported grape juice or concentrate. There are two tangible benefits for the producer and bar owner. One is a quaffable and less tannin-rich wine, a concoction more amenable to a local palate that craves sweeter beverages. One bar in Rawai stopped buying Mont Clair and went for something a bit more up-market. Within weeks, customers were demanding the return of their favourite tipple. Fruitiness, it appears, is here to stay… Just as the world has habituated itself to the syrupy delights of Coca-Cola, so Thailand’s ‘winos’ have developed a taste for Mont Clair. But more importantly, ‘fruit wine’ is not only cheaper to produce, but avoids some of the most punitive imposts by calling itself “fruit wine.” In Thailand there is no obligation to declare what’s in a bottle of vino, but nonetheless some of these home-made blends are now doing so. Nadin, for instance, comes in a classy looking bottle. Remove the attractive packaging and at the bottom of the back label in small print is the narrative: “Imported Australian wine and selected roselle,” a reference to a native species of hibiscus whose dried fruits and flowers are made into a traditional, bright red Thai drink. The whole culture of boxed ‘fruit wine’ is now very much part of the scene. Overseas vinifiers, especially in Australia, have joined in the fun: they are now making and exporting ‘fruit wine’, mostly in boxes, in increasing quantities. While the main ingredient is the grape, whether they are actually adding other fruit to the fermentation process is not entirely clear. Yet in a country which insists that its wine-makers declare added ingredients such as sulphites, eggs or milk, and where consumer laws demand stringent laboratory analysis, there is rarely any specific mention of added fruit. So I make a point of buying, as standard house ‘plonk’, imported

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box wine – usually from Oz – in the belief that, while it might call itself ‘fruit wine’ to avoid import duties, it might still be fashioned exclusively from one variety of fruit – vitis vinifera. After all, there is no mention on a box of Cedar Creek or Castle Creek or Gossips, all of which originate in Australia, of adulteration with fruit other than grapes. It is just ‘fruit wine’. And I reckon it tastes better anyway. But in common with so many aspects of Thai life, the picture will always be blurred. Just to take one further example – the use of orange and blue customs seals. Blue seals are a guarantee that the wine is not made in Thailand, that it is imported. OK. Belleville, for example is boldly identified as an Australian wine and carries a blue customs seal. But this wine owes its respected blue tag not to antipodean manufacture, but to the fact that, like its competitor Avalon, it is actually rustled up in Vietnam. Imported? Yes, But only from across the border. The grapes, or more likely the juice, may be Australian. The finished product is Vietnamese…. Ged it? Less tax….And, as an imported wine, more market clout. Both producers and retailers have caught on fast. If I visit my local supermarket, I can find at least ten examples, mostly boxed, of – yes you’ve guessed it – ‘fruit wine’. The expensive bottles of ‘genuine’ wine”from respected Chilean, Australian, French, Italian or Spanish wineries, sit forlornly on the shelves, taxed to the hilt, and beyond the pocket of most wine-bibbers. As for the local bars, they are still fixated on Mont Clair. Cheap and cheerful. Nothing is going to change that.

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Oddly, only premium imported wine is so ferociously taxed in Thailand. So why bother? Only two per cent of the population are regular wine drinkers anyway, despite the fact that his Royal Highness the late King was advised by his doctors, for health reasons, to drink a couple of glasses a day. Most of the local population, and especially in Isaan, drink Lao Khao because it attracts little tax, and is consequently very cheap. A white spirit, it is sold in two strengths and is probably responsible for most of the heavy drinking in the kingdom. It only costs about 70 baht for an ale-sized bottle, is distilled from rice beer, and has an alcohol content of at least 35 per cent. Locally distilled ‘moonshine’ is even cheaper. Other inexpensive alternatives are Mehkong whisky actually a rum made from local sugar cane and Saeng Som also distilled from sugar cane. Yaa dong is a Thai herbal whisky which, for my sins, I used to drink in Karon from a tiny stall. It was red, tasted herby, and was apparently infused with an organic mix of leaves, bark or roots. I shudder to think what actually went into the concoction. I survive to tell the tale. While lager is becoming more and more popular, it tends to be mostly consumed in the touristy regions such as Phuket and Pattaya, where it is the favoured tipple of expats. Apart from gracing the dining tables of top resorts and restaurants on the island, fine wine will remain a connoisseur’s tipple.

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Go-karting offers a behind-the-wheel adventure using specially designed vehicles to race around a track. Kids love the thrill of becoming a mini F1 driver for the day, while children not ready to take the wheel may ride along with an adult on a two-seater kart. The most elaborate go-kart track is in Kathu, while another track is next to Phuket Shooting Range in Chalong.

Spa & massage There’s nothing quite like a visit to one of Phuket’s many spas to re-invigorate tired minds and muscles. Qualified and experienced masseurs and masseuses will smooth away all those aches and pains and make you feel younger. Luxurious treatments pamper you and leave you looking more beautiful and at peace with your inner mind. Spas are as much a part of the Phuket scene as the beaches and balmy seas. For quality spa products to take home to remind you of the Thai spa experience, visit Lemongrass House. Branches in Cherngtalay, Surin beach and Chalong. Open daily from 9am-8pm. See page 32 for more details. Spoil yourself.

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