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ISSUE 102 # JULY - AUGUST 2016

REGULARS 10 14 17 18 24 56 87 89

Phuket’s beaches What’s On Movies Social Phuket Tide tables Nearby islands Useful numbers Table booking

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BOATING

28 Hot new yachts for 2016

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Hot new yachts for 2016

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Phuket’s food-truck revolution

Off tthe beaten track: Khao Sok National Park

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Phuket’s floating market

DINING

36 Recipes and signature dishes from Phuket’s top chefs 40 Hot food promotions. Don’t miss out!

TRAVEL 50 58 76 80

Off the beaten track: Khao Sok National Park Penang: Phuket’s eclectic sister city Beach safety in Phuket Phuket’s floating market

LEGAL MATTERS

70 Waste in Phuket: the legal implications

PHUKET LIVING 20 42 84 88

Profile: Scott Duncanson Phuket’s food-truck revolution Your Phuket: things to do on the island Out on the town – where to find the best night out + clubs, associations and other regular expat happenings

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INFORMATION.PHUKET'S BEACHES

What's your favourite beach?

Sarasin Bridge

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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 12, you'll find most of Phuket's beaches. The number in the blue circle corresponds to the same number on the Page 12 map, making it easy to plan your beach itinerary. We recommend renting a car – and driving carefully!

Mai Khao Beach

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Nai Yang Beach

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Bang Tao Beach

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Surin Beach

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Leam Sing Cape

118 E2

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63 A4

Patong Beach

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Karon Nui

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31 D6

Kamala Beach

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88 E4

122 G6

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75 B2

Tri Trang Beach

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Karon Beach

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Ya Nui Beach

Layan Beach

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Kalim Beach

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Hua Beach

Kata Noi Beach

Naithon Beach

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Paradise Beach

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99 A5

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Kata Beach

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Nai Harn Beach

122 G4

74 E4

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Phromthep Cape

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Ao Por Bay

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Saphan Hin Park 3

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Yon Bay / Panwa

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Chalong Bay

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Leam Ka Cape

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Rawai Beach

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To find all the great places in Phuket, get yourself a copy of STREETS of PHUKET - 188 pages of detailed street maps, landmarks and local information - with a series of comprehensive indexes. It’s the easiest way to find your way quickly around Phuket. Check www.streetsofphuket.com to find out where to get it – at only 399 baht it’ll save you time and fuel. There’s nothing nearly as good online!

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WHAT’S ON

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WHAT’S ON. PHUKET EVENTS

3-30 JULY Camps @ British International School A choice of programmes for kids aged 8 to 15. The Adventure Sports & Activities Programme includes the development of a strong skills and English framework. The Skill School Programme includes English, football, tennis and cirque education in the mornings and activities and trips on and off campus. Boys and girls board in separate houses. www.bisphuket.ac.th

14-17 JULY Regatta @ Phuket Yacht Club (PYC) Multihull Solutions Regatta 2016. Features a wide variety of performance and cruising catamarans and trimarans taking to the waters off Chalong Bay during the three-day event. The host venue is Phuket Yacht Club with parties and prize-giving ceremonies held at the club in Chalong. www.acyc.asia

15 JULY Phuket Hospitality Challenge @ Laguna Golf Phuket A new golfing event for Phuket open to all golfers involved in the Hospitality industry in Phuket and Krabi. Do you have what it takes to be the best in the region? Enter a team of 4 and find out. Special surprises on a number of holes as you go around the golf course at Laguna which are supplied by our sponsors. Entry fee includes a round of golf for each of 4 golfers, goodie bag for each player, gala dinner at Xana Beach Club. Team price 18,000 baht. Tel: +66 61 486 6736. www.asianfolfevents.com

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18-20 JULY Street Festival @ Kathu Shrine Kathu Cultural Street Festival 2016. Activities and performances that showcase the cultural heritage of one of Phuket’s oldest and most vibrant communities including the main economic activity of centuries ago, tin mining. It includes a light and sound show, shop booths and exhibitions, handicrafts and local food. www.kathucity.go.th

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.

20-24 JULY Regatta @ Cape Panwa Hotel Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Four days of racing, four nights of parties: Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, the first event in the annual Asian Yachting Grand Prix, comprises four days of professionally run, international-standard yacht racing off Phuket’s south coast during the windy southwest monsoon season. www.phuketraceweek.com

AUGUST (DTB) Hungry Ghosts @ Bang New Shrine, Phuket City Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) Festival 2016. The ‘Hungry Ghost’ festival is an important merit-making event for ethnic Chinese. Food, flowers and candles are offered to ancestors’ altars to ‘feed the ghosts’ that are said to have been released from hell for the month. Relatives pay their respects and appease them with gifts of food with turtle cakes being the most popular offerings. The turtle symbolises longevity and by giving these cakes, the worshippers believe they will prolong their own lives. www.tourismthailand.org/phuket windowonphuket.com

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15 NOVEMBER Loy Krathong @ Around Phuket Loy Krathong 2016. One of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand, Loy Krathong sees people floating ornately decorated sections of banana tree trunk that contain flowers, incense sticks and a candle. The concept of Loy Krathong is to worship the Goddess of Water and to float away ones’ troubles and bad luck. It is traditionally performed on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, which usually falls in November. VRISPHUKET / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

OCTOBER (DTB) Vegetarian Festival @ Phuket Shrines Phuket Vegetarian Festival 2016. During this time, local people of Chinese ancestry wearing white strictly observe a 10-day vegetarian or vegan diet for the purposes of spiritual cleansing and merit-making, eating only vegetable dishes with the intention to purify bodies and minds, and enlighten the spirit. www.phuketvegetarian.com

20 NOVEMBER Triathlon @ Laguna Phuket, Cherngtalay Take in the excitement of the 23rd LagunaPhuketTri experience and rub shoulders with the pros at the race and social events. The Triathlon is Asia’s premier destination triathlon featuring a unique 1.8km swim, 55km bike and 12km run. www.lagunaphukettri.com

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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 favorite SHOWTIME please visit our website at www.windowonphuket.com/ whats-on/movies.php

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SOCIAL

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SOCIAL SCENE.WHAT WAS ON IN PHUKET

Laguna Phuket Marathon press conference & expo @ Laguna Grove

A NEON Night Party with Miss Thailand World 2016 contestants @ Xana Beach Club

Hanuman world invited media to experience a new world of adventure

Grand opening the Thai Rising Star start-upClaim Di 2nd branch in Phuket @ Limelight Avenue

Official opening of The Mission 75th Anniversary Building @ Mission Hospital Phuket

Yamaha Marine Service Center Phuket branch opening ceremony

Domaine Barons des Rothschild (Lafite) wine dinner @ Boathouse Wine & Grill

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Limelight 1st anniversary

Opening ceremony of Gundum Festa 2016 in Thailand @ Jungceylon

One Last Time Farewell Party @ Catch Beach Club & Bimi Beach Club

Argentine wine tasting @ Patong Beach Club

IWFS Phuket Chapter’s First dinner @ Boathouse Wine & Grill

Chandon wine dinner @ Bodega & Grill

Best Rosé of Thailand Competition @ Rock Salt

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‘Champion sailor and captain of industry’

Scott Duncanson

W

e meet at the beachside setting of the Phuket Yacht Club, with stunning views over Chalong Bay. Home from home for Scott Duncanson. Why? Scott is a household name among the local sailing fraternity. Not only is he Commodore of the Phuket Yacht Club (formerly ACYC), but a dedicated racer who has just returned from winning the prestigious Coronation Cup at Jomtien Pattaya, one of four annual regattas which make up the Platu 25 One Design Championship.. Scott talks enthusiastically about Thailand’s largest fleet of one-design keel boats. Designed by New Zealander Bruce Farr specifically for Thai weather conditions, it is a mono-hulled, 7.5 metre design named after a famous Thai fish, Pla-Tu. In the course of the Pattaya regatta, helmsman Scott and his four crew defeated teams from Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia and the highly fancied Easy-Tiger team from Sydney, Australia. A sweet victory. Incidentally he is the only skipper to have won this event back-to-back and this 2016 victory made it a history-making three-peat in his boat Kingdom Property. Asked about his number of triumphs in sailing events, Scott modestly declined to remember… They are many. His prowess as a sailor is legendary. He describes his most recent triumph in the following terms:“Winning a one design regatta such as the Coronation Cup stirs up different emotions, especially after all the hard work in creating a programme to attract sponsors, countless hours of boat preparation, forming a crew, training, tuning and racing… As you cross the finish line there’s a huge relief of pressure and stress, then there’s the blurred celebration with the crew and competitors at the presentation ceremony and finally … then realisation that we did actually win.”

He is the only skipper to have won this event backto-back and this 2016 victory made it a historymaking three-peat in his boat Kingdom Property He is passionate about other, equally worthwhile things. As befits a leading security expert, Scott – ironically talking while his fiveyear-old is absorbed in a smart phone game – is deeply concerned about the dangers of the media revolution. While useful as a business tool, there are huge security risks. Social media makes its users vulnerable, not just to the prying eyes of Thai authorities, but to exploitation by unscrupulous, unseen agencies and criminals. Hence his distrust of Facebook. Scott wistfully observes, safety and security is not a priority for most Thais. Scott’s concern for ecological matters is equally heartfelt. He lives with his wife Cattaleeya and two boys, Ryan aged five and Zac aged eight in Parlai, very close to the new dolphinarium. He thoroughly disapproves of the venture. And while he is aware that in some respects, Phuket has made positive strides –“When I first came it was tough buy a loaf of nice bread or get a decent cup of coffee” – he agrees that so called “development” on the island has been too haphazard and to the detriment of the environment . windowonphuket.com

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It is hard to imagine Scott doing anything by halves. His obvious success as a business executive mirrors his winning ways as a yachtsman. With an Australian background and experience in innovative areas such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), Scott’s budding interest in matters maritime led to his morphing into a shipwright designing and building boats. Leaving Adelaide for Thailand in 1991, and working for four years in the then fledgling marine industry, Scott has worked for three different international security companies, the most recent being the over-hundred-yearold Danish company, ISS Facility Services, where he now fills the role of General Manager, Aviation and Southern Thailand. ISS is a massive enterprise operating in 77 countries worldwide, with more than half a million workers, including 35,000 in Thailand alone.

With an Australian background and experience in innovative areas such as Computer Aided Design (CAD), Scott’s budding interest in matters maritime led to his morphing into a shipwright designing and building boats. In the company’s Southern Thailand region, which consists almost exclusively of Thai personnel – 1,000 of them – much of his time is spent communicating with his large team of sub managers. Developing operating procedures and raising service quality standards are always high on the agenda. If you will pardon the pun, it is not all plain sailing. He bemoans the fact that good workers are difficult to recruit and that site level turnover is a staggering eight percent per month and labour shortages are a fact of life. Nonetheless, ISS Facilities Services, which specialises in aviation, commercial security and support services at Suvarnabhumi, Phuket and Chang Mai airports has an enviable track record, both globally and locally, filling the Number One spot in the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) awards 2013-15. Scott is now 50 but looks, behind the shades, and even after a hard day’s night on the red wine, much younger., He is obviously in great physical shape. But he anticipates the day when he will spend less time racing, and more time helping to develop the sport among young people and especially his children. He enjoys teaching and passing on his expertise. A friend, Duncan Worthington , recently opined that not enough was being done in Phuket at grass roots level. Scott agrees, saying that he would like to change the stereotype of sailing as an activity dominated by “rich old codgers”. How nice, he mused, it would be to sit here and watch the sailing with your young family, or even better to watch them actually participating. Scott’s oldest, Zac, is not only a fine swimmer, but is already ‘messing about in boats’. If Scott has a hand in such developments, they will surely happen. ISS Facility Services Co., Ltd www.th.issworld.com

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TIDE TABLES

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INFORMATION.TIDE TABLES

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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

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.6

1.9

2.4

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.2

2

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.7

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

2.0

2.4

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.6

3

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.3

3.3

3.1

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.0

2.9

4

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.4

3.4

3.1

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.0

5

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.3

3.5

3.3

2.9

2.4

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.2

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.0

6

3.0

2.8

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.4

3.0

3.4

3.4

3.2

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.3

1.9

2.4

2.9

7

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.4

3.3

3.0

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.1

2.6

8

2.9

3.0

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.8

3.1

3.3

3.1

2.8

2.2

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.4

1.8

2.3

9

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.5

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.6

2.1

10

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

11

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

12

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.6

13

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

14

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.1

1.9

1.8

15

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

1.9

16

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.3

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

17

1.9

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.5

18

2.1

1.8

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.8

3.0

3.1

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

19

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.2

3.1

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

2.9

20

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.3

3.1

2.7

2.1

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.0

21

2.9

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.4

3.4

3.0

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.0

22

3.1

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.8

3.3

3.4

3.3

2.9

2.3

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.2

1.8

2.3

2.8

23

3.1

3.0

2.8

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.4

3.0

3.3

3.4

3.1

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.5

24

2.9

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.2

1.5

2.0

2.6

3.0

3.3

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.0

0.9

1.2

1.6

2.2

25

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.7

2.2

2.6

3.0

3.1

3.0

2.6

2.2

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.8

26

2.3

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.9

2.9

2.8

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.5

27

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.4

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1.6

1.9

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

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2.3

2.1

1.8

1.6

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1.4

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

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2.3

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.9

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2.3

2.5

2.5

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2.0

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1.5

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.4

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31

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.8

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2.4

1.8

1.3

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1.2

1.7

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2.8

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0.9

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1.9

1.2

0.8

0.7

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1.5

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2.9

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1.9

1.3

0.9

0.9

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1.5

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2.6

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2.9

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2.5

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1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

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2.6

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3.1

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.3

8

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.1

9

2.5

2.8

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.6

1.9

10

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.5

2.3

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1.7

1.5

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

11

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.7

1.7

1.8

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2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

12

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.2

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1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

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2.1

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.2

2.1

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1.9

1.8

1.7

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1.8

1.8

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2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.2

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1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.9

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2.1

2.2

2.3

2.2

2.1

2.0

1.8

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1.7

1.7

1.7

1.8

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2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

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1.8

1.6

1.6

1.6

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2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

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1.8

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.3

16

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1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.8

3.0

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.8

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2.6

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2.3

1.9

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.7

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.7

2.1

1.6

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.0

2.9

18

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.3

3.3

3.0

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.1

19

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.2

3.4

3.3

2.9

2.3

1.6

1.0

0.7

0.7

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.2

20

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.3

2.9

3.4

3.5

3.2

2.7

2.0

1.3

0.8

0.6

0.8

1.3

1.9

2.6

3.1

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3.3

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.3

1.9

2.5

3.1

3.4

3.4

3.0

2.4

1.8

1.1

0.7

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.2

2.8

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3.2

3.2

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2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.1

2.7

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.7

2.2

1.5

1.0

0.8

0.9

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1.8

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2.4

1.9

1.3

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1.7

2.3

2.7

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3.1

2.9

2.5

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1.4

1.1

0.9

1.1

1.5

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2.5

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.7

2.9

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.7

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2.5

2.8

2.8

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1.8

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.6

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.6

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1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.5

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.6

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1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

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1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.1

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1.8

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.9

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1.5

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.7

2.5

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1.7

1.3

1.2

1.3

1.6

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2.5

2.9

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

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2.4

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.1

3.2

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.8

0.9

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.8

3.0

3.0

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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 22 for tide tables).

CHOLAMARK BOAT 16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 283112

Fax: +66 76 283113 Email: hans@hansboat.com Web: www.hansboat.com

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Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. School

CHALONG CIRCLE

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To Chalong Pier

CHALONG BAY

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BOATING.HOT NEW YACHTS FOR 2016

Ferretti Yachts 850

Hot new yachts for 2016 An elegant, sporty and imposing megayacht Simply said, some yachts just leave you breathless with the feeling you’ve witnessed a brand-new aesthetic standard and level of pleasure. The Ferretti Yachts 850 is guilty on all counts

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The Ferretti Yacht 850 plays a key role in the evolution of our range. It features captivating design and bold performance, but also seductive interiors, comparable to those one would find in a sumptuous loft apartment.

Rooted in a unique design experience and style, reflecting the most authentic Italian nautical tradition, the new Ferretti Yachts 850 is ready to redefine the cruising experience. Setting new standards in engineering and design is only possible for leaders in the industry like Ferretti Yachts and its team, heirs of the Made in Italy boat building tradition, who are carrying forward this heritage. Ferretti Yachts 850 is exploring new waters with its combination of power and beauty, aggressive appeal, elegance and luxury. Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, with exterior design by Studio Zuccon International Project, and the Group’s Engineering Department joined forces to create the yacht that is described as a ‘maxi loft surrounded by the sea’. The waterlines draw inspiration from the successful Ferretti Yachts 80-footer and have been adapted to the increased length of the hull, which is now 85.4ft (26m).

“The Ferretti Yacht 850 plays a key role in the evolution of our range. It features captivating design and bold performance, but also seductive interiors, comparable to those one would find in a sumptuous loft apartment. We’re proud to be presenting a yacht that will leave luxury boating enthusiasts breathless as soon as they step aboard,” says Ferretti Group’s Chief Commercial Officer Stefano De Vivo. Characterised by sharp angles showing off a strong, aggressive personality, the Ferretti Yachts 850 is immediately striking for its bold profile. The two trapezoidal hull windows with integrated portholes are very large and extremely streamlined, thus maximising the amount of natural light and providing magnificent views. The profile is completed by the flybridge with its optional fore-and-aft hard top over the raised pilothouse and roll bar in vulcan grey contrasting sharply with the ivory white of the hull and superstructure. The aft area features an innovative mechanism to open and fold down the transom door. This becomes a ‘beach area’ that can also be lowered under water providing a large submersible platform to enjoy. This also makes tender operations easier. Both exterior and interior furniture and fittings redefine the architectural and design ‘language’ of yachting with gritty design and performance, along with seductive interiors. Powerful beauty, overwhelming charm, elegance and luxury are expressed through previously unexplored combinations. This new yacht features design elements that include accessories and built-in furniture by the highly acclaimed furniture-design group Minotti.

Ferretti Yachts 850

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Ferretti Yachts 850

The living style is in line with the latest developments in residential architecture, characterised by sober minimalism and relaxing simplicity. Engine performance is powered by MAN engines. Owners have two options: twin V12 1800 mhp engines for a cruising speed of 26 knots and a maximum speed of 29 knots, or more powerful twin V12 1900 mhp engines for a cruising speed of 27 knots and a maximum speed of 31 knots (preliminary data).

The 5X is an innovative departure for Pershing and also takes design cues from the much acclaimed and bestselling P70 launched in 2015, bringing them in a smaller package.

The Ferretti Yachts 850 is indeed a new luxury icon, offering owners the opportunity to live in a luxurious apartment-like space on the sea. The new Ferretti Yachts FY850 will be introduced at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2016 with deliveries starting from year end.

Pershing 5X Phuket’s perfect big-small boat “Stop boating start Pershing” is the company’s latest tagline, declaring a spirit of speed, luxury and performance. Developed around adrenaline, not just boat performance, this is perfect for Phuket One of the latest Pershing projects, the Pershing 5X is due to be unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, 2016. Five have already been sold from the renderings. Her 54ft-length is a prime example of a big-small boat fitting the criteria communicated by Pershing owners. The 5X is an innovative departure for Pershing and also takes design cues from the much acclaimed and best-selling P70 launched in 2015, bringing them in a smaller package.

Pershing 5X

Pershing 5X

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Pershing 5X

The Pershing 5X feels bigger than that she actually is with an exciting large yacht feel… just perfect for Phuket.

Fitting the full-beam master cabin that spans the stern’s width with maximum clearance is one result of how seriously Pershing listens to its clients. In the 5X, this is a sought-after feature for current Pershing owners, while at the same time attracting new clients. A VIP double in the bow has also its own en-suite space. Between the cabins is a C-shaped dinette to port, and L-shaped galley opposite. New wings and a door leading from the saloon to the cockpit are seen for the first time in a 50 footer.

Exploring new products and suppliers, yet maintaining Pershing’s signature silver colour and the same DNA is key to creating the next, best boat. In this size of boat more time, design, and revisions combined to maximise the space effectively and get every detail just right. The Pershing 5X feels bigger than that she actually is with an exciting large yacht feel… just perfect for Phuket. Lee Marine is pleased to be the Thailand Distributor for Pershing and the Ferretti Group brands. www.leemarine.com

This new Italian sports-cruiser will be available with a choice of IPS or surface drives. The Pershing 5X certainly retains the sporty qualities of this range with a top speed of 45 knots from the twin 1,000hp CAT 12.9 surface drives. Those choosing the twin 725hp Volvo IPS950 option will have a top speed of 35 knots. Both versions boast a cruising range of approximately 280nm from the 2,200-litre fuel tanks.

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Helicam in

MONACO

ADVERTORIAL

Phuket-based Helicam Ltd. recently spent time in beautiful Monte Carlo to capture imagery of several properties there. Nestled at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera with spectacular scenery and clement weather, Monaco provides the ultimate tax-free haven for many millionaires with plenty of exciting activities and luxurious amenities. Parts of the assignments were not only to photograph the prime properties but also to capture Monaco’s lifestyle and essence, including the Grand Prix. To obtain imagery from Helicam please visit: www.helicam.asia or call: 0872810451 HELICAM CO., LTD Phil : +66 87 281 0451, : +66 89 874 7464 info@helicam.asia www.helicam.asia

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Toyota Vios E

THB 399,000

Toyota Yaris (E)

THB 340,000

Honda City SV

THB 385,000

PRE-OWNED: Gray, 2012, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 117,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2009, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 72,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Gray, 2008, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, Multifunction, 122,xxx KM.

Honda Jazz Hybrid

Suzuki SX4 5Drs

Ford Fiesta (S)

THB 495,000

THB 390,000

THB 315,000

PRE-OWNED: White, 2012, 1.3 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, 28,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2012, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 59,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: White, 2011, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, 92,xxx KM.

Toyota Altis E

Honda Accord (EL)

Honda CR-V (S) 2Wd

THB 470,000

THB 780,000

THB 490,000

PRE-OWNED: Gray, 2012, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, CD, MP3, 107,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2011, 2.4 Auto , Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, Multifunction, Cruise Control, 113,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2008, 2.0Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 100,xxx KM.

Isuzu D-Max CAB4

Mazda BT50 PRO

Toyota Fortuner (V)

THB 550,000

PRE-OWNED: Hilander Silver, 2010, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, NAVI, DVD, 132,xxx KM.

THB 470,000

PRE-OWNED: Hiracer Blue, 2012, 2.2 Manual, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, CD, MP3, 45,xxx KM.

THB 550,000

PRE-OWNED: White, 2012, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, Multifunction, Cruise Control, 104,xxx KM.

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Merlin Hotel

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Srisoonthorn Sub District Administrative Organisation To Airport

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TRAVEL.POR TOR FESTIVAL

With its spirit-possessed mediums performing shocking acts of self-flagellation, the Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colourful spectacle that’s become famous around the world. But a month before the Veg Fest is a more gentle, less well-known yet no less important, event for the island’s Hokkien Chinese community: the Por Tor Festival. The Por Tor Festival has a long, rich tradition in Phuket and similar festivals are held throughout Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Known also as the Hungry Ghost Festival, it starts on the first day of the waxing moon on the seventh lunar month of the Chinese calendar. During this month it’s believed that the gates of hell are opened, allowing ghosts trapped inside to return to earth to enjoy feasts prepared by their living relatives. It’s also a time to help those who may be wandering lost in a deathly realm: the forlorn spirits of those who died suddenly or died away from family, or otherwise missed the chance for a proper send-off.

The festival’s first day is typically spent at the family home, where an elaborate feast is prepared. The table is set with all the dishes placed in the middle, plus a plate of rice for each of the departed relatives. Sticks of incense speared into each serving of rice are lit, then all the family members sit off to the side or go to another room. When the incense is burned through, it indicates the ghosts have finished dining, allowing the living relatives to come to the table to start their meal. Feeding their forsaken dead relatives gives the living a chance to show respect to their ancestors. Preparing meals and making offerings at the Chinese temples are acts of loving kindness and mercy, giving shelter and sustenance for suffering, starving spirits. The name of the festival in Phuket originates from the Chinese god Por Tor, who is the king of hell. He’s the gatekeeper and judge to whom the recently departed must make their case in their quest to reach heaven.

Seng Tek Bel Shrine, next to Baan Bang Neow School on Phuket Road

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At the Por Tor Gong shrine near Saphan Hin in Phuket Town, temple walls are lined with murals depicting this entrance to hell, as well as gruesome scenes of the punishments Por Tor metes out to hell-bound spirits. Every Chinese shrine around Phuket stages ceremonial offering events, but the Por Tor shrine is the main one since it’s dedicated to the Por Tor god.

Local historian Khun Chaya NaTakuathung, who offers culture tours with Phuket Heritage Trails, says some believe the inclusion of turtles in the festival originated from early Hokkien migrants to Phuket, who had a difficult passage by sea from the Fujian region of China.

Red turtle cakes, called ‘ang ku’ in the Hokkien dialect, are the most vivid offerings prepared for the festival, and Phuket is the only known place where such turtles play a ceremonial role.

The journey reminded the migrants of a story in Buddhist legend about a Chinese Taoist monk who made a journey to India to learn more about the Buddhist teachings that were spreading across the region. While at sea a storm swept up. The monk began to pray and a huge turtle rose up out of the sea. Some believe the turtle led the ship to shore while another story tells about how the turtle lifted the ship on its back and carried it to safety.

The turtles, which represent longevity, are made with glutinous rice flour and decorated with a fondant icing. The colour red is chosen for good luck, success and wealth, while some turtles are white for purity and others are yellow to represent high status and royalty. Phrases like ‘good luck’ or ‘good health’ are inscribed on the cake as well as name of the person, family or business making the offering. Several shops around Phuket Town specialise in making the turtles and some order very large and elaborate turtles, costing 50,000 baht or more.

In addition to the turtle cakes, an abundance of food dishes are proffered for the famished lost souls. The temples are brimming with bags of rice, whole roasted ducks, pork and chicken, piles of fresh fruit and vegetables. Even whiskey and wine cooler bottles are on offer, keeping things festive. Despite the seemingly dark themes of death and hell, the Por Tor festival is a lively, family-oriented event. Not only is it a feast for the ghosts, but a fascinating feast for the senses offering a peek inside Phuket Hokkien culture, perhaps in more accessible and palatable ways than the better-known Vegetarian Festival.

'Chok Dee' or 'Good Luck...'

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Pan-seared goose foie gras Apple in honey red wine, sweet cracked almonds and mango emulsion BY THE 9TH FLOOR RESTAURANT & BAR For mango emulsion ½ mango | orange juice ½ pc | lemon juice 1 tsp | honey 1 tbsp | Dijon mustard ½ tsp | red wine vinegar ½ tsp | salt to taste | olive oil 6 tbsp For foie gras Two foie gras, each ½ inch thick | black pepper | sea salt For sweet cracked almonds 25g butter | 25g red sugar powder | 20g brown sugar | 10g orange juice | 13g flour | 20g almonds For apple in honey red wine 30g small apple balls | 20ml red wine | 3 tbsp honey | 2g orange peel | cinnamon Directions: Mango emulsion: mix all ingredients in a blender (except olive oil) till smooth. Then slowly add olive oil. Foie gras: Season foie gras. Heat a small skillet over high heat. Place foie gras in skillet scored-side-down and cook, swirling pan gently every few seconds, until deep brown on both sides. Cracked sweet almonds: knead ingredients, place in refrigerator two hours then bake until brown. Cool and crack. For apple in honey red wine: boil ingredients, except apple; add apples later.

About the chef kritsakorn Pakdeevir e Chef Kritsakorn has worked in hotels for 15 years, in aircraft catering for five years and he’s been at the 9th floor for 10 years. He enjoys playing takraw and walking. The 9th floor restaurant & bar www.the9thfloor.com

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Hanuman Clook Foon Stir-fried minced pork or minced chicken with curry paste

Karon Beach & Patong Beach

BY WANON RESTAURANT

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Daily 8am-10pm Hanuman World Phuket Tel: +66 7639 0189 www.hanumanworldphuket.com

The only award winning Indian restaurant on the island, serving Authentic Indian cuisine using original ingredients imported from India and specializing in Tandoori and Curries.

Open daily 6pm-11pm Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa Soi Karon, Soi 2, Karon Beach horizonkaron@horizonbeach.com

076 284 555

Open daily 1pm-11pm Horizon Patong Beach Resort & Spa Soi Kep Sap, Patong Beach horizon@horizonbeach.com

076 292 526-30

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Nikita's International/Thai/Seafood Daily 9am until late South Phuket's premier beach-side bar & restaurant, Nikita's at Rawai, is a real favourite. The absolute seafront, gardensala café-bar with fantastic island views across Chalong Bay, a shady setting & cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons & evenings.

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Phuket Lobster Trilogy Tom yam/phad med/phad prik Thai dam BY BOATHOUSE WINE & GRILL

Time means nothing at Nikita's on peaceful Rawai Beach. The well-trained team offers real Thai hospitality, while guests sit happily daydreaming for hours, observing life on the water & chatting with friends. The extensive menu of authentic Thai food, fresh seafood & the famous wood-fired pizzas − along with a selection of over 50 quality wines, cool cocktails, icy cold beers, English draught cider, delicious fruit shakes, an excellent coffee menu and service with a smile – is a winner with visitors as well as the many locals who make Nikita's a second home. Dine or relax under the sala, at garden tables or outdoors by the sea. Great food, great music, great wine, great friends… Nikita’s.

Ingredients: 500g Phuket lobster | 30g galangal | 30g lemongrass | 3g kaffir lime leaves | 40g mushrooms | 100g capsicum | 10g young pepper corn | 10g chilli paste | 20g fish sauce | 20g soya sauce | 20g oyster sauce | 2pc lemon | 20ml fresh cream | 2g coriander | 10g red chilli | baby tomatoes | canola oil Method: Tom yam: Place stock, herbs and chilli paste in a saucepan and bring to boil. Add lobster shell and season with salt and fish sauce. Add mushrooms and tomatoes and finish with cream and lemon juice. Phad med: Place the wok on heat and add oil. Add lobster, capsicum, mushrooms, onions and season with oyster sauce, soya sauce and chilli paste. Cook the stock for about 2-3 minutes and finish with 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Phad prik Thai dam: Place the wok on heat and add oil. Add lobster, yellow capsicum, mushrooms, onions, young pepper corn and season with oyster sauce and soya sauce. Cook the stock for about 2-3 minutes. Serve with steamed jasmine rice.

Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd +66 76 288703, +66 81 091 5788 www.nikitas-phuket.com

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Ki i Saelhue Originally from Koh Lanta, Chef Kitti has worked in some of Southern Thailand’s most famous resorts as well as in the Maldives. For him a chef must be an artist, making each dish presentable as well as delicious. Chef Kitti is passionately creative, but he’s careful not to let his inspirations interfere with the essence of Thai cuisine. He also holds weekly cooking classes.

Boathouse Wine & Grill www.boathousephuket.com

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Plum Restaurant / Vanilla Sky Mediterranean Tapas Bar 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 laidback, it’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas! PLUM Restaurant is best described as a Mediterranean fine-dining experience… “Back to basics with a fresh and creative touch” describes our menu, featuring Mediterranean home-style cooking and creative Thaiinspired dishes. The excellent value wine list, featuring more than 20 carefully selected labels under 1,500 baht net, means PLUM – with its fantastic views and service – redefines value for money. It’s a restaurant we believe you’ll want to put on your ‘regular’ list! Vanilla Sky Bar & Lounge – the pinnacle of the resort – serves distinctive cocktails and interesting tapas, backed by a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Step out on the terrace, slip into one of the chairs; you'll feel you've reached a small piece of heaven on earth. Experience Cape Sienna and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…

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Trio Homemade Pasta Spaghetti with mussels. Ravioli with three cheeses sauce. Linguini with salmon and bottarga (salt-cured fish roe). BY SALVATORE’S

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Lunch Tue-Fri 12-2pm, Dinner 6pm-Midnight. Closed Monday Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff +66 76 337300 www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com 40 E5

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S N O I T O M O PR The ossobuco @ La Gritta, Amari Phuket

Great value set menu @ Plum Restaurant, Cape Sienna Hotel

La Gritta, the Italian restaurant at Amari Phuket, introduces ossobuco, a traditional Italian one-dish meal. Chef Patrizia from Rome expertly prepares traditional veal shank crosscut to come up with the best bone-to-meat proportion possible. The meat is braised with vegetables, white wine and broth for several hours to make it incredibly tender, before serving it with a choice of polenta or pasta. The ossobuco is priced at 810 baht++. +66 76 292697

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Mediterranean home-style cooking and Thai-inspired dishes. Excellent value wine list with more than 20 labels. Three-course set menu 1,190 baht. Open 6-11.30pm. Monday closed. +66 76 337300.

Surf & turf BBQ buffet @ Patio, Phuket Panwa Beachfront Resort

Thai coconut delights @ Cafe Cino, Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa

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All you can eat Aussie beef and pork, sea bass, calamari, mackerel served with selection of salad and side dishes. Every Saturday from7-10pm. 499 baht for food only, 599 baht for food and one draft beer. +66 76 302900.

LiveTheDream Sunday brunch @ Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa

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Let your taste buds indulge in this heavenly taste of tropical paradise served in a coconut husk. Menu recommended is fresh coconut jelly, coconut custard, smooth and creamy coconut gelato and coconut milk shake cappuccino. +66 76 396433-41.

Private beach dining gazebo and Siam selection menu 3 A2 @The SALA Restaurant The SALA Restaurant offers daily fresh seafood, international cuisine and Thai favourites with some truly memorable dining experiences, complimented with warm personal service at our multi award winning SALA Restaurant. Private beach dining gazebo and Siam selection menu 6,000++ baht/couple. Reservations are essential 24 hours in advance. +66 76 338888.

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Features seafood bars with oysters, tiger prawns, king crab, sushi and sashimi bar, imported meats, live cooking stations, Thai dishes and desserts. International DJs, performers & live music. 1,500++ baht/person. +66 98 048 3500.

Mediterranean Sunday brunch @ Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort Feast to your heart’s content on a Mediterranean menu of mezze, tapas and charcoal grill specialities served à la carte. 990++ baht/person. Highlights: Live cooking station, chicken shawarma and char grill and Kids’ Corner with tasty child-friendly options. +66 7636 0600.

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Sunday roast @ Irish Times, Jungceylon

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An all-you-can-eat lunch carvery of roast lamb, beef, BBQ ham, chicken, pork, fresh vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and more. Lunch includes a glass of wine. 449 baht per person. +66 89 972 5122. www.irishtimespub-phuket.com

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Bodega gourmet Sunday brunch @ Bodega & Grill, Angsana Laguna Phuket

Brazilian churrasco for two @ El Gaucho, Karon Beach Square

Bodega gourmet Sunday bunch begins with the finest variety of seafood buffet accompanied by a 12-course degustation menu along with cheese plates and luscious desserts. 1,950++ baht for brunch. 2,950++baht for brunch with free flow wine, beer and cocktails. Brunch is served from 12-3pm. +66 76 324101 Ext 8938. 99 B3

Seafront location with an unlimited selection of freshly grilled beef, chicken, pork, and seafood. Served with unlimited salad buffet, rice and fruit platter. Offer: 1 complimentary bottle of imported red or white wine per table. From 6-11 pm, 1,200++ baht per person

BBQ seafood dinner buffet @ Mosaic Restaurant, Phuket Panwa 114 F1 Beachfront Resort Every Tuesday enjoy your evening all-you-can-eat BBQ Seafood from Andaman Sea and meats, fresh salad bar, live cooking station and delicious dessert different menu each day. 6.30pm -10pm. +66 76 302900.

Happy hours @ Vu Rooftop Pool Bar, Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa

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Sunday brunch @ Oriental Spoon, Twinpalms Phuket

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A gastronomic selection of western and oriental cuisines and much more. 1,690++ baht including half bottle of wine (red/ white/sparkling)/person. 7,380++ baht/couple, including a bottle of French champagne.

Happy hours @ KEE Sky Lounge, The KEE Resort & Spa

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We invite you to enjoy this great deal with a buy-one getone free drink from 5.30-8pm. Choose from a selection of cocktails, beer, spirits, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. +66 76 335888 Ext 8241. 40 E5

Every evening from 5-7pm enjoy the stunning Phuket sunset with a refreshing buy-one get-one complimentary drink. Choose from a selection of cocktails, beer, spirits, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Daily1-11pm. +66 76 609888.

Mouth Watering ‘Rock Oysters’ 107 @ Kata Rocks C6 Celebrate sensational summer dining with Chef Laia’s ‘Rock Oyster’ menu featuring an exclusive selection of Fine de Claire oysters flown in fresh from France. This unique dining experience includes, but is not limited to, the bar, restaurant, in villa dining, and the terrace overlooking the Andaman Sea. One dozen freshly shucked Fine de Claire oysters are priced at 800 ++ baht, or 1,350 ++ baht including two glasses of ‘Cotes du Provence Rose St. Tropez’ white wine.

For information about Streets of Phuket

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Sunday tapas @ The Watercourt, Banyan Tree Phuket

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Sunday tapas with fresh, fabulous and unlimited western and Asian tapas. Price: 2,000 baht net/person. 12-3.30pm. +66 76 372400 Ext 5463.

Crazyyy lobster @ Coast Beach Club Bistro, Centara Grand 88 G5 Beach Resort Phuket Every Wednesday enjoy boiled, grilled and stir-fried lobster with various sauces, white and ‘black’ organic rice. 1,770 baht/lobster and Moet & Chandon Piccolo

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Phuket’s

food-truck revolution

Over the past few months Phuket has been undergoing a food-truck revolution of sorts, a trend that is a welcome addition to the street food scene. Entrepreneurs and home chefs are making names for themselves with their mobile kitchens and the delicious unique food they serve up.

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Although already popular in the Western world, these culinary vehicles represent a fairly recent phenomenon in Phuket. The island (and indeed Thailand) has long had a vibrant street food scene, but the arrival of food trucks has upped the ante with regards to mobile culinary choices. It’s always been easy to buy your favourite Thai dish at street stalls, whether it’s noodle soup, phad thai or papaya salad, but nowadays – because of these newcomers – you can find such western delights as juicy cheeseburgers, thin-crust pizzas, Chicago-style hot dogs with loads of mustard and relish, sushi and Korean fried chicken, as well as carefully thought out exotic cocktails and local fruit smoothies.

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The island (and indeed Thailand) has long had a vibrant street food scene but the arrival of these food trucks has upped the ante with regards to mobile culinary choices.

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Local noodle soup food-trucks have also become popular, and are a staple at many of Phuket’s markets.

In both beach neighborhoods of Kata and Karon, there are vintage Volkswagen campers that have been converted into trendy cocktail trucks, which also serve fresh fruit, healthy smoothies and simple snacks.

The food trucks scattered across the island are convenient and serve their fare up quickly – ideal for those who are super-hungry or workers who have limited time to dash out for a lunch break. They’re also on the scene late in the evening, which quite literally makes for a great midnight snack. You’ll come across them simply by driving along the west coast of the island. In both beach neighborhoods of Kata and Karon, there are vintage Volkswagen campers that have been converted into trendy cocktail trucks which also serve fresh fruit, healthy smoothies, and simple snacks. Patong plays host to a very hip burger truck with a modern feel to it; you’ll find it parked on Bangla Road until the wee hours of the morning. The staff members are young and friendly, serving a variety of beef and chicken burgers with French fries and onion rings. Take our advice and try to get there as soon as they open as there always seems to be a queue and the wait for a burger can be up to 20 minutes.

Nothing better than piping hot noodle soup from a food-truck!

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Chalong has a very popular sushi truck that’s hard to miss as it’s decorated with Japanese samurai flags and almost always has a crowd around it.

Vintage Volkswagen camper that serves up a wide variety of cocktails, soft drinks and smoothies.

In the heart of Phuket Town, there’s a unique food truck serving up Korean fried chicken in a tiny courtyard that houses a full-on restaurant of the same nature behind it. The chicken is crispy, delicious and well worth a try. Further south, Chalong has a popular sushi truck that’s hard to miss as it’s decorated with Japanese samurai flags and almost always has a crowd around it. Most nights, the sushi truck is parked on Chaofa East Road, just north of Chalong Circle. Then there’s a food truck that parks on Soi Saiyuan on the way to Nai Harn Beach every afternoon until late evening. Serving cakes, cookies, strong coffee, fruit smoothies and cocktails, the girls that run the show are extremely friendly and lots of fun. They love meeting new customers and always have a big smile for returning ones. One fantastic fact about this food truck is that the girls are open to suggestions as to what to serve, foodwise. If the facilities in the truck allow them to make any requested or suggested dish, these girls will certainly try.

Artisan burgers and pizzas are just some of the foods being served up by the local food-trucks.

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Adorable cocktail carts serve up a wide variety of refreshments for those enjoying a bit of market shopping.

Another great place to experience these new food trucks in Phuket are at the wide variety of hip, new markets popping up all over the island. The Sunday walking street on Thalang Road is home to an adorable little food cart that serves grilled pork and sticky rice in upscale packaging, as well as burgers and sliders. The cart also has a sister companion selling trendy cocktails and Italian sodas. There’s also a Thai-style pizza truck in Samkong most nights of the week serving up miniature versions of thin crust pizza with a variety of fresh, delicious toppings. The seafood pizza is a favourite here and the owner of the truck is a super friendly fellow who’s eager to please.

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The Sunday walking street on Thalang Road is home to an adorable little food cart that serves grilled pork and sticky rice in upscale packaging as well as burgers and sliders.

A few food trucks in Phuket are open for special occasions and local festivals only, but are also available for hire to cater for such events as birthday parties and weddings with western-style cuisine. The owners of these ambulant kitchens may sometimes treat them as a hobby, but the food is nevertheless second to none. As the already popular street food scene in Phuket continues to change and evolve, there’ll be a growing market on the island for these food trucks. Without a doubt, they’re a fantastic addition to our gastronomic island.

A variety of great eats can be found at the food-trucks.

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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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Jungceylon 2nd Floor Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Daily 11am – 10pm : +66 76 600108 ejshin2000@hanmail.net www.phukethairstudio9.com facebook.com/Phuket Hair Studio9 Jungceylon

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.

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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HEALTH & BEAUTY.LEMONGRASS HOUSE

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. If you live locally, you can drop by the shop and chat to the in-house experts to see and smell the products firsthand. 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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RAWAI SHOP (Fisherman Way Business Garden) 5/46 M.5 Viset Rd, Rawai, Muang, Phuket, Thailand 83100 Tel: +66 093 673 4409 www.lemongrasshouse.com info@lemongrasshouse.com 1

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Off the beaten track :

National Park Just a couple of hours from Phuket lies one of Thailand’s most spectacular national parks

Raft houses line the edge of the lake in many places.

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Khao Sok National Park is a nature-lover’s paradise. It’s covered by one of the oldest evergreen forests in the world – believed to be over 160 million years old.

There is an abundance of exotic flora and fauna and a good chance to see wild animals.

For the longest time, travellers to Thailand have traditionally headed to the north of the country for jungles, wilderness and mountains and to the south for sea, sand and sun. Yet with Khao Sok National Park right on Phuket’s doorstep, it doesn’t have to be like that – it’s actually possible to sunbathe on Phuket’s lovely beaches in the morning and find yourself in the almost untouched wilderness of Khao Sok in the afternoon. And getting to Khao Sok is easy: Most tour operators can arrange transport and, with local roads in good condition (in the dry season), renting a car and driving yourself is also an option. The latter also gives you the opportunity to explore the national park on your own once you get there.

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The lake is surrounded by verdant and thick jungle and parts of it have become popular photographic spots due to the huge blocks of limestone karst jutting out of the water, forming majestic islands.

A network of smaller or larger trails snake their way through the park and, if you’re lucky (and stay quiet), you might be able to see some of the park’s rare wildlife. There is a 300-baht entry fee which comes with a detailed map of the park. If you’re not comfortable with roaming around on your own, guided tours can also be arranged at the park entrance. Covering more than 700sqkm, Khao Sok National Park is a nature-lover’s paradise. It’s covered by one of the oldest evergreen forests in the world – believed to be over 160 million years old – complemented by huge limestone mountains that rise up here and there, dramatic waterfalls, inviting and cooling swimming holes, deep lakes and mysterious caves. With all this wilderness, the park is home to an astonishing array of wildlife, including wild elephants, gibbons, tapirs, tigers, deer and wild boar.

Several tour companies arrange trips on the Cheow Lan Lake.

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Covering more than 700sqkm, Khao Sok National Park is a nature-lover’s paradise.

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The limestone karsts shoot up from below the surface.

Most people just make a day trip to Cheow Lan Lake but staying overnight is actually an attractive option, with several places offering accommodation in floating bungalows

The main attraction of Khao Sok National Park is the vast 165sqkm Cheow Lan Lake, created in 1982 following the construction of the Ratchaprapha Dam. The hydropower generated from it supplies electricity to much of the region. The lake’s main pier is located around an hour’s drive from the park entrance and there is never a shortage of long-tail boats ready to take you out on the water. Several tour operators also arrange tours. Nepenthes amullaria jack

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A quiet moment on the lake.

The lake is surrounded by verdant and thick jungle and parts of it have become popular photographic spots due to the huge blocks of limestone karst jutting out of the water, forming majestic islands. Most people just make a day trip to Cheow Lan Lake but staying overnight is actually an attractive option, with several places offering accommodation in floating bungalows – essentially rooms built on stilts or on pontoons on the water. Depending on where you want to stay, the bungalows range from the most basic form to more luxurious options offering air conditioning and hot

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showers. As the night falls and the day-trippers leave, use the opportunity to take a dip in the lake while staff members prepare a meal of freshly caught fish on the barbecue, then fall asleep to the sound of the water lapping against the bungalow stilts and the distant calls of monkeys.

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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 57 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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Phuket’s eclectic sister city

Step by Step Lane’s ‘Children on Swing’ street art is a major highlight on Penang’s street art map.

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A young traveller chases pigeons across Chinese shrine grounds near the junction for Little India.

Located in the Strait of Malacca, just off of Malaysia’s northwest coast, Penang’s strategic setting saw it become a thriving destination for traders travelling to Asia from Europe and, further afield, from the Middle East. Nowadays the island’s population has grown to 1.6 million and Penang still retains its role in the region as a melting pot of colonial architecture with delicious food, plenty of beaches and a rustic, almost vintage, urban style. In September 2014, Phuket and Penang became sister cities. The decision was based on their historical parallels of Chinese immigration, rubber tree plantations and tin mines, as well as both housing a variety of interesting Sino-Portuguese shop-house buildings. Recently, Phuket was recognised by UNESCO as one of their ‘Cities of Gastronomy’ and, coincidentally, Penang’s George

Phuket was recognised by UNESCO as one of their ‘Cities of Gastronomy’ and, coincidentally, Penang’s George Town was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2008

Town was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2008 for its long and cosmopolitan history. A two-hour flight from island to island, Phuket’s eclectic sister city Penang is ideal for an interesting, and different, break.

Penang’s Chinese influences are strong, and easily spotted all around the city.

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Clay pot chicken rice is a ‘must-try’ when in Penang.

Lebuh Chulia presents colorful street life in the form of local vendors, vintage Chinese decorations and hip coffee shops.

Penang is a veritable explosion of cultures; everywhere you look there are Chinese, Malay, Dutch, Indian, British and Portuguese influences; this is truly an island that functions on sensory overload. The streets are filled with hustle and bustle and around every corner there’s a Chinese shrine or Hindu temple with the familiar smell of incense wafting out.

The small lanes and alleyways of Penang come alive in the morning and maintain their momentum throughout the day; vendors sell everything from steamed buns and old-style black tea to rolled tobacco and Chinese herbal medicines and elixirs. There are flower vendors on every corner, fresh markets displaying exotic fruits and vegetables to wander through, a temple to visit or a coffee shop to settle down in with a good book and a cup of strong, local coffee.

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Penang is also famous for its Peranakan cuisine, which is a distinct fusion of Chinese and Malay flavours.

Penang has become well known for its delicious and affordable street food, too. The UNESCO World Heritage Site centre of George Town has become a hotspot for local food tours and a haven for international food bloggers eating their way around the island. There is a large variety of hawker stalls in Penang selling Chinese, Malay and Indian delights such as noodle soups, curried prawns, as well as dosas, samosas and fried bananas. Penang is also famous for its Peranakan cuisine, which is a fusion of Chinese and Malay flavours. The food in Penang is fantastic. There is a whole lot of bang for your buck so it’s best to try a bit of everything.

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Penang is also famous for its Peranakan cuisine, which is a distinct fusion of Chinese and Malay flavours.

Penang boasts some excellent sightseeing destinations scattered across the island and it should be noted that most taxi drivers are happy to take you to the various spots of interest for a reasonable fare. One of Penang’s most scenic spots lies just outside of George Town, and is known as Penang Hill. The summit is 821m and it commands a panoramic view of the island. The air is cool and the vegetation lush and green atop Penang Hill, making it one of the most visited viewpoint destinations in the region.

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A visit to Penang wouldn’t be complete without exploring the ever-growing street art murals displayed on Love Lane and the backstreets of George Town. Painted by a variety of local and international artists, the murals depict vintage Chinese scenes, as well as

A stroll down Love Lane is a must when in Penang.

Malay fisherman, and are a throwback to Penang’s yesteryears. Interesting steel sculptures reiterate the oral history of Penang in a very clever manner, and if you are brave enough to wander the city and find them all you will have a newfound understanding of just how eclectic the history of Penang really is. Another interesting place to visit that showcases the island’s history is the Clan Jetties, the most developed of which is Chew Jetty – a commercial hub with restaurants, shops selling souvenirs and even a modest homestay. The Clan Jetties were, and still are, home to the original Chinese families that settled in Penang, of which there are about 20 remaining. This colonial island offers much in the way of beaches, nature, upscale restaurants and shopping, but if it’s a bit of history and culture that you seek, then head to George Town. Here you’ll find authentic street cuisine from a mish-mash of cultures, interesting Chinese shrines and Hindu temples, charming old SinoPortuguese shophouses and a real vintage feel. Penang sets a refreshing change of pace, and is well worth exploring for a few days.

Getting There Firefly offers direct flights from Phuket to Penang every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The flight leaves Phuket at 3:20pm and arrives in Penang at 5:35pm. Penang is an eclectic mix of charming shophouses and fabulous street art.

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A commitment to excellence A stunning tropical setting on your doorstep The highest level of quality workmanship and interior design Tropical pool villas as smart as they are beautiful Phuket’s finest tropical pool villas only 300 metres from the beach

LOCATION NZO Villas are all about location, situated only 300 metres from the beach. Tucked down a tranquil soi in the south of Phuket, our location is second to none. Owners can indulge in the ultimate tropical paradise setting near pristine beaches with crystal-clear waters and spectacular sunsets. Only minutes away from restaurants and bars, shopping centres, supermarkets, schools and marinas – the convenience of paradise is at your doorstep.

CONCEPT At NZO Villas, we’ve chosen to build unique and modern homes to exacting and high standards while still offering incredible value. All our villas come equipped with our Smart Home systems which enable automation of security systems, climate control, and integration of media and audio systems. The project integrates harmoniously with the natural environment. NZO Villas is a fully gated community with 24-hour supervision and camera control for the whole area. There is a remote control security gate at the entrance.

SPACE • Phase 1: 8 Villas with land plot of 270sqm to 520sqm Sold out • Phase 2: 8 Villas on 3,55 2sqm / Completion August 2016* • Phase 3: 9 Villas on 4,200sqm / Completion December 2016* (*The size of the land plot will be according to customers’ wishes)

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Underground electric earthed three-phase system All rooms are connected and wired to cable TV and internet All villas are equipped with LED lights, controlled by dimmer Private water well, water storage (4,000 litres) for each villa Central water storage (20,000 litres) and water pressure pump

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Our property management services look after your investment, whether for your own use or for your investment to buy and let Full property management Rental management (also for short-term and holiday letting) Maid service, garden, and pool services Shuttle or taxi services

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Large living and open-plan kitchen space Foundation: Piling with concrete footing Strong concrete (Q Con eco-block) structure Asphalt shingle with roof thermal insulation High-quality ceramic tiles (glossy or matt) from COTTO and Teak Wood Floors in master bedroom Contemporary Designed European Kitchens Wall-placed air conditioners (Daikin) throughout All bathrooms include tiled walls with quality fittings and hot and cold water with mixer taps Spacious roof-covered car park and automatic remote gate control Swimming pool 7m x 4m (average) to 12m x 5m with saltwater overflow pool, Jacuzzi and underwater LED lighting Garden lighting to up-lit the mature tropical landscape, trees and plants

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PROPERTY / HOMES / INTERIORS.LAYAN TARA VILLAS

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LOCATION Layan Tara is located in one of Phuket’s upcoming residential areas, where everything needed for comfortable living is nearby. Only minutes away from restaurants, bars, shopping centres, supermarkets, schools and marinas – the convenience of paradise is at your doorstep. CONCEPT Phase I: There are seven private villas at Layan Tara Phase 1. All the villas come with en-suite bedrooms with airy and spacious living room, dining room, landing area, kitchen and private swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens. The style combines colonial with tropical Thai design.

This is a great place to live your relaxed lifestyle in the tropical destination of Phuket. The villas are equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access and numerous other thoughtful considerations for the comfort of the owners and guests. Phase II: Brand new single storey detached villas with 2 and 3 bedrooms. The villas’ style is simple and minimalist, presenting clean lines and fresh décor. They offer big and cozy bedrooms facing their own private swimming pool, along with an open living/dining area. The living room with its refined décor creates a cozy and homely atmosphere, and is perfect for laid-back evenings. Spacious master bedrooms come with fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, equipped with bathtub and separate outdoor rain shower. Garden Zone: Gorgeous spacious 3-bedroom villas with continental European style decoration, manicured lawn and a new private swimming pool. The sleeping area consists of double master bedrooms and one twin room. All bedrooms are fitted with wardrobes and drawers. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with enclosed shower and bathtub and the guest bedroom has an en-suite shower room and exotic open-plan bathtub. The kitchen has built-in cabinets and modern fitted appliances, including gas cooking hob and an extractor hood. The outdoor salas are ideal for private BBQ dinners by the pool.

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Starting from THB 8.9 – 22 Million

Our property management services look after your investment, whether for your own use or in the case that you buy to rent.

SPACE Layan Tara Villas are designed to be spacious and airy with an attractive and practical layout. The built-up areas start from 200 to 675 sq.m. Each villa features a large private swimming pool with a spacious terrace that connects to the master bedroom and main living room, combining your indoor and outdoor activities and contributing a comfortable and convenient tropical lifestyle.

• Full property management • Rental management (also for short-term and holiday letting) • Maid service, garden and pool services • Shuttle or taxi services SUMMARY: • Developer: Tarasuralai Co. Ltd • Ownership: Leasehold / Freehold • Total Units: 41 • Condition: Ready to Move In / Under Construction • Complete: 2016

21 B4 LAYAN TARA 215 Moo 4 Baan Don - Layan Road, Thepkasattri , Thalang 83110, Phuket : +66 76 274454, +66 87 2828118 info@layantara.com, layantaravilla@gmail.com www.layantara.com FB: LayanTaraVillas Line ID: LayanTara Skype: LayanTaraVilla Twitter @ LayanTaraVilla IG: LayanTaraVilla

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Anchan Villas

Location: The Anchan Villas are located just five minutes away from Layan’s white sandy beach. The site was chosen with care to ensure residents enjoy the peace and tranquility of a secluded neighbourhood with the convenience and prestige of residing in one of Phuket ‘s upcoming residential areas, where everything needed for comfortable living is nearby. Price range: From THB 25.5 million with flexible payment plan. About the developer: Anchan Villas is developed by Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. Since it was established on Phuket in 2007, Pearl Island has earned a solid reputation as a professional design and property development firm delivering the highest quality products, situated in the most sought-after locations, and built to the highest international standards. As testament to the calibre of the project, Anchan Villas was awarded “Highly Commended” and “Winner” in the Best Phuket Villa Development category in the prestigious Thailand Property Awards 2012, 2013 and again in 2015.

Space: Anchan Villas are designed to be spacious and airy with an attractive and practical layout. The built-up areas start from 600 to 840sqm. and rest on plot sizes from 800-1,500sqm. Each villa features a large private swimming pool with a spacious terrace that connects to the master bedroom and main living room, combining your indoor and outdoor activities and contributing a comfortable and convenient tropical lifestyle. Management: Our management team also offers full villa maintenance and cleaning services, ensuring your villa will be well maintained both during your stay and while you are away. Villa rental management is also available for home owners who want a return on their investment by renting out their property while not there.

Concept: These contemporary modern style villas are an ideal investment as a holiday home in the tropics or a permanent residence offering the peace and tranquility of a secluded location, yet just a short distance from a pristine coastline with all modern amenities nearby.

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38/2 Moo 6, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket 83110 : +66 76 305500 : +66 76 305499 info@anchanvillas.com www.anchanvillas.com

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KAMALA: Situated on Kamala headland’s water edge, this spectacular 4 bedroom luxury villa overlooks the breathtaking turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and features a unique private stairwell to the sea below. Significantly reduced from 114m to 84m

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LEGAL MATTERS.WASTE IN PHUKET

WASTE in Phuket the legal implications

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huket is known for its white sandy beaches, worldclass resorts, and spectacular array of dining and entertainment spots. Thailand’s largest island continues to retain its position as the epicentre of tourism in Southeast Asia.

But, whilst it is easy to get caught up with the beauty and serenity of the island, we must recognise that Phuket has a growing waste problem. As a resident or tourist, it is important to be aware of, and respect, Thailand’s waste-related laws. In comparison to violation of Thailand’s drinking and drug laws, which are always prioritised under a tourist’s or foreign resident’s ‘DON’T DO IT’ list, laws concerning littering and waste are often overlooked and unfortunately taken for granted.

Illegal Dumping A key environmental issue which is taken lightly is the illegal dumping of waste, not only by corporations but also individuals. According to Navigation in Thai Waterways Act (volume 14) (last amended in 1992), dumping of any refuse/waste (including oil and chemicals) into a river, canal, lagoon, reservoir or lake which is used as a public passage, and which may pollute the environment or disrupt navigation in Thai waterways, is prohibited. Any person who breaches this law, will be punished by imprisonment not exceeding six months or by a fine not exceeding 10,000 baht, or both. In addition, according to S.380 of the Criminal Code, anyone who causes contamination of any well, pond or reservoir which is reserved for the public will be subject to imprisonment for not more than one month, or can be fined up to 1,000 baht or both.

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Throwing Litter It must be accepted that littering is a serious and growing problem in Thailand; even more so, it is becoming evident across many of the country’s coastal areas. It is important to understand the rules and regulations concerning littering in Thailand, as the implications of such acts can often be easily dismissed. Environmental regulations are issued under various laws, such as

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration created its ‘litter police’ (in Thai referred to as ‘thetsakji’) who are authorised to inspect and penalise (via fines up to no more than 2,000 baht) any person found throwing litter on the streets, in particular cigarette stubs. Cleanliness and Orderliness Act BE 2535 (1992) which prohibits the discharge of waste in public places. Furthermore, Section 20(1) of the Public Health Act, authorises local governments with powers to prohibit the discharge, emptying and leaving of waste or sewage to exist in a public place. In addition to regulations concerning littering, there have been government enforcement measures introduced to further curb the growing litter problem in the country. Bangkok is a good example of this. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration created its ‘litter police’ (in Thai referred to as ‘thetsakji’) who are authorised to inspect and penalise (via fines up to no more than 2,000 baht) any person found throwing litter on the streets, in particular cigarette stubs.

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Although, these measures create some awareness amongst the wider population, there is still a great deal of work to be done to create a greater sense of environmental responsibility. It may be the case that similar litter prevention measures may become the norm in other parts of the country, such as in Phuket, if individuals do not start to recognise their joint responsibility for protecting their local environment.

Burning Trash Another significant environmental issue is of the burning of household waste, which is common across rural areas and in local communities of Phuket. Burning trash significantly worsens air pollution around us, and unreasonably interferes with an individual’s enjoyment of their property and life.

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This area of environmental concern is perhaps given less importance than littering and illegal dumping, which are widely evident in public places. However, it must be acknowledged that burning waste has severe implications on the wider ‘public health’ and may also result in catastrophic risks to the life or property of another.

...whoever sets fire to any material which may belong to himself and thereby causes injury to the another person or to a thing belonging to the other person, will be punished by imprisonment not exceeding seven years... Burning trash may well trigger criminal liability for arson due to unforeseen consequences, such as causing injury to another. According to Section 220 of the Criminal Code, whoever sets fire to any material which may belong to himself and thereby causes injury to the another person or to a thing belonging to the other person, will be punished by imprisonment not exceeding seven years and may be also fined around 14,000 baht, or both.

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There is of course another issue in Asia which is the current practice of burning palm oil husks, which continues every year to affect the health and lives of populations across the region with seemingly ineffective policies in place to date to combat this issue properly.

Conclusion Despite clear rules and regulations concerning waste and environmental protection, Thailand faces a serious problem in controlling the amount of increasing waste on its land. For Phuket to maintain its global appeal of a leading holiday destination and attractive investment hub for the hospitality sector, further waste management and control measures may need to be enforced to preserve its reputation.

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This is not only the responsibility of the government but also requires the joint efforts of residents and tourists, who should be aware of the need to act responsibly and, ideally, should have some knowledge of waste-related laws.

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PROPERTY / HOMES / INTERIORS.ISS FACILITY SERVICES

Cleaning Service The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) now ranks ISS as the NUMBER ONE outsourcing service provider in the world. Fresh, clean surroundings and a healthy working environment are not only prerequisites for a functional environment, but also the basis for well-being and employee productivity. ISS has set new standards within cleaning services by offering efficient and flexible cleaning solutions. All of our solutions are based on each individual customer’s needs and wishes. We are constantly developing new methods, tools and materials, which help improve the cleaning as well as the working conditions of our employees while minimizing any negative effects on the environment. Our skilled and motivated employees are an essential part of our success, because it is our employees’ attitude, servicelevel and efforts that ensure living up to our customers’ expectations. Therefore we put a lot of effort into recruitment, employee development and people management. Only by offering attractive working conditions we can hire the qualified people we need to deliver high quality service to our customers. With outset in our customer’s needs we provide a customized cleaning solution where scope, level and the combination of services are carefully adjusted to each customer. Ongoing quality control ensures that we constantly live up to the expectations.

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Discover the best solution for your floor or wall, exterior and interior With showrooms in Phuket and Bangkok, our boutiques offer compact, unconfused displays, taking the "bazaar" out of the tile showroom and presenting you with an easy reference point for all your floor and wall solutions. In stock Italian porcelain tiles and the highest quality European certified porcelain tiles from China, providing superior materials for home and office renovations as well as larger commercial, residential and condominium projects. We offer a wide range of solutions to flooring requirements in pricing, whilst maintaining the same high standards of material performance and customer care. After sales services include the supply of accessories and machinery for installation and finishing, and care & maintenance products. • Our north Phuket showroom is located in an easily accessible area of Cherng Talay at Wana Park on Srisoonthorn Road, not more than five minutes from the Two Heroines Monument. • Our south Phuket showroom is located opposite HomePro Village at Plaza Dracaena on Chaofa West Road, just a stone's throw from Chalong Circle. • Or if you are on a visit to Bangkok, drop by our showroom at Brighton Place.

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oji Nishizawa from Japan won the 2016 Laguna Phuket men’s 42km marathon, finishing in 02:37:53 while the Philippines’ Lany Cardona won the women’s division in 03:23:00.

The UK’s Neil Pearson finished second in the men’s marathon in 02:47:16h followed by Mario Maglinao coming in at 02:49:54, breaking 2015 record. In the women’s marathon, Thailand’s Wilaiwan Kumpituk came in at 03:24:33 and Xiomara Templeton, from the USA, placed third in 03:31:10. The Philippines dominated the 21km half marathon races, taking four of the top six spots. The winner of the men’s race was Richard Salano, who finished in 01:15:18, followed by Australia’s Chris Truscott in 01:16:56 and Gregg Vincent Osorio. In the women’s half marathon Singapore’s Vivian Tang won in 01:27:11 while defending women’s champ Christabel Martes from the Philippines followed in 01:28:13 and Jho-An Banayag, also from the Philippines, placed third in 01:29:17.

This year was also the first time that the races took place over two days. The 2km Kids’ Run, 5km Run & Walk, and 10.5km Run took place near sunset on Saturday 4 June, while the half marathon and marathon runners had an early start on Sunday morning. The Laguna Phuket Marathon is a family-oriented marathon, offering everyone a chance to participate in the races. The 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon will be held June 3-4, 2017. Registration for the 2017 event with super early bird entry fees is open on either of the two websites listed at the end of this article. More information about the Laguna Phuket Marathon is also available at +66 2 236-2931-2.

Thai runners ruled the 10.5km half marathon that took place on June 4 with Rattakarn Lamanee winning the 10.5 km men’s race in 00:37:56 and Wilaiwam Kumpituk winning the women’s race, finishing in 00:41:49. Also participating in the 10.5km run was Babu Seenappa, running wunderkind and youth advocate for children living with HIV/AIDS. Babu finished the 10.5km run in 00:51:55. Overall, the 2016 Laguna Phuket Marathon attracted over 6,000 participants from 54 countries, making this year the first time the event has broken the 6,000 entry mark, as well as setting new records for entries in each race distance.

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TRAVEL.BEACH SAFETY IN PHUKET

Beach Safety in Phuket Phuket is one of Thailand’s top tourist destinations. The island features something for everyone with regards to nightlife, entertainment and shopping options, but for many the real appeal of Phuket is, without doubt, the rich selection of stunning beaches.

The weather varies during the southwest monsoon season. Exercise caution when playing in the waves.

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However, from May until October it’s extremely important to exercise caution on Phuket’s west coast beaches; this time of year is known as the southwest monsoon season.

From May until October (the southwest monsoon season) the sea at Phuket’s west coast beaches must be treated with respect.

The clear waters that grace Phuket’s coasts entice travellers, as well as locals and expats, as the water is warm all year round. However, from May until October it’s extremely important to exercise caution on Phuket’s west coast beaches; this time of year is known as the southest monsoon season. The monsoon brings a lot of rain, stirs up dangerous creatures such as jellyfish and stonefish, and also produces rough seas and high waves, as well as extremely dangerous rip currents.

A lifeguard on Kata Beach keeps a close eye on the waves.

Although there is a scattering of lifeguards employed year-round on Phuket’s beaches, the monsoon season unfortunately sees many tourist drownings and people needing to be rescued from the surf. However, it’s possible for accidents such as these to be avoided. Having an action plan before heading to the seaside is important. Check out our tips below to ensure a safe day out at the beach when holidaying in Phuket during the southwest monsoon season. Surf’s up at Karon Beach during the southwest monsoon season.

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southwest monsoon season in Phuket is decidedly sporadic and it doesn’t necessarily rain every day. The beach will still be there tomorrow!

Know how to swim It’s also important that you know how to swim. If you don’t, please refrain from getting into the water. Swimming in the sea is far different than swimming in a pool, and the ocean floor is not flat and can often change quickly and drastically. If you want to get in the water but can’t swim, wear a lifejacket and stay in the shallows.

Swim close to lifeguards

Local lifeguards paroling the sea during southwest monsoon season.

Lifeguards are aware of their beach surroundings and conditions much more than holidaymakers. If you’re playing in the surf, or choose to swim when the lifeguards say it’s safe, please make sure you keep them in your sights at all times.

Heed warning flags

Be aware of rip currents

During this season there are often yellow and red flags placed on the beaches. If you’d like to swim, it’s best to speak to a lifeguard before going in the water. If there is no lifeguard present, use your very best judgement.

Rip currents are caused when waves break away from the shore and cause a strong circulation in the water that results in what we know as a rip current.

Red flags are warning signs advising beachgoers not to enter the water. Yellow flags indicate moderate currents and surf, warning that the water is rough and dangerous.

Check the weather It’s important to remember that storms and the beach do not mix. Check the weather before heading to the beach. If it’s a stormy day, use the time as an opportunity to explore some of Phuket’s other tourist attractions. Remember, the weather during the

When looking at the water, if you see a current of choppy water extending from the shore avoid this area. If you get pulled out by a rip current, the most important thing to remember is to remain calm. Let the current carry you for a while and save your energy. Don’t try to swim against the current, instead gain your composure and start swimming horizontal to the shore. Once you’re out of the current, and if you are able, swim diagonally towards the shore as you normally would.

Rip currents are caused when waves break away from the shore and cause a strong circulation in the water that results in what we know as a rip current.

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A typical lifeguard station on one of Phuket’s west coast beaches.

During this season there are often yellow and red flags placed on the beaches. If you’d like to swim, it’s best to speak to a lifeguard before going in the water.

Beach safety in Phuket is an important part of any tourist’s holiday as well as any local or expat’s daily life. With the southwest monsoon season comes a lot of rain and wind, and the realisation of just how powerful nature truly is. The ocean ean is no exception and Phuket’s beaches are a fine es. example of the strength of the waves. When hitting the beach, please be sensible and take in your surroundings. Look at the waves, and figure out where the lifeguards are located. Remember that beach conditions in Phuket can change rather quickly. Ultimately, the lifeguards on duty are there to help you and keep you safe, so please listen to them if they tell you to get out of the water. An enjoyable beach holiday in Phuket is possible during the monsoon season, but please nd remember to adhere to the rules and follow our beach safety tips to enjoy oy the Phuket experience to the maximum. m.

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TRAVEL.PHUKET FLOATING MARKET

Phuket’s NEW Market Opened on 18 May, and designed to emulate Pattaya’s highly successful floating market, the Phuket version is starting to settle down. A vibrant mix of traditional and modern, you can buy a bowl of noodles from a ‘floating’ vendor or a thousand varieties of Thai snacks, soft drinks, great coffee or ice cream from one of the waterside shops. For more serious hunger pangs, there’s the typical food court, a pizza restaurant, curries from Patthalung and more. In Thailand a good feed, or at least a snack or two, is a critical part of a shopping trip – and the floating market does not disappoint.

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Feeding taken care of, what next? You could take a quick boat trip around the market, drop into the ‘superhero’ café-bar – or one of the other spots where the man of the house can relax while the lady browses... or why not start shopping now? If it’s shopping, you absolutely MUST visit @beach for the latest in hats, bags, fancy flip-flops and beachwear. Don’t miss out! This is arguably the best-stocked shop in the whole market! And the prices are, of course, unbelievably attractive.

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But there’s lot more than shopping. Take a stroll around the boardwalk, chat with the vendors, see how relaxing life on the water could be in days gone by. If you like taking photos (and who doesn’t?!) there are numerous opportunities both inside the market and around the entrance. Some amazing scultptures (including a whole bunch of giant-size superheroes) await your proficiency with that selfie-stick... Want more? Check out the traditional Thai dancing and music performances that are staged just inside the entrance throughout the day.

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That’s all very well, but it is a market. And markets are for serious shopping and eating. How does the Phuket Floating Market shape up in this respect? Pretty good – and getting better every day. There really is something for everyone here: Beachwear and accessories, hats and shoes galore, inflatable toys for the kids, traditional Thai outfits (they make great gifts for the folks back home), herbal remedies, cosmetics, fresh and dried fruits and more... and more... PLUS every kind of snack and fast food you could want AND one or two comfortable places to grab a cold beer, gin and tonic or whatever you fancy while you rest your feet. Finally, if time allows, why not get a foot massage, a Thai massage or dangle your feet in a fish spa.

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Things to do in

PHUKET 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 49 for more details. Spoil yourself. 31 D4

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Cinemas Still raining? Need a diversion? All the latest movies are on offer on the island. There are three excellent multiplex cinemas to choose from: SFX Cinema, third floor, Central Festival Phuket, Coliseum Paradise Multiplex, Phuket City and SFX Cinema, Jungceylon, Patong. See upcoming movies on page 17.

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Surfing The waves at most beaches, while not huge, are predictable and fun to ride during the southwest monsoon season (May to October). Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll find the beaches at Kata, Kata Noi, Karon and Nai Harn ideal for honing your skills, while some beaches offer surf shops and tuition.

Old Phuket Town A hundred years ago, Phuket was a prosperous tin mining town, and was an international centre with a large community of Chinese and Europeans. They built beautiful homes in the style called SinoPortuguese – terraced townhouses with narrow frontages and accommodations stretching back from the road. The beautifully furnished interiors often included walled gardens and Chinese inspired decorations. Explore Rommanee, Talang, Yaowarat and Dibuk Roads where the buildings have been lovingly restored to their former glory and now feature antique shops, speciality restaurants and more. 81 C5

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Ton Sai and Bang Pae Waterfalls Located in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park, these waterfalls, at 18 metres high, are the tallest on the island. Combine a visit to the falls with a tour of the park and see the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre, where gibbons captured as babies for illegal aspects of the tourist trade are gently reintroduced to their natural environment. Near the falls are a restaurant and several kiosks selling inexpensive snacks. Take along a bottle of wine and make a picnic… 24 G2

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Phuket Botanic Garden Phuket Botanic Garden should be on your list of attractions to visit while in Phuket! The garden is in the Chalong area not far from Chalong Temple and features an amazing horticultural display split into 30 zones, each containing different species. There’s a butterfly garden in addition to various other gardens: Herb Garden, Orchards, Sufficient Garden, Orchid Garden, Fern Garden, Cactus Garden, Rainforest, Japanese Garden, English Garden, Bali Garden, Water Lily Garden and a Palm Garden. The Phuket Botanic Garden also serves as a research centre for many rare plant species. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy these immaculately kept tropical gardens. Open from 9am-4.30pm. Closed on Wednesday. The entry fee for nonlocals is 500 baht for adults and 300 baht for kids. 81 C5

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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USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS EMERGENCIES Diving Medicine Center 1719 Emergency Hotline (Fire / Police) 911 Marine Police +66 76 211883 Narenthorn Emergency Services 1669 Tourist Police 1155 +66 76 223891-3 TRAVEL Airport Bus Airport Meter Taxis AirAsia Bangkok Airways China Airlines Nok Air Orient Thai Airlines Silk Air Thai Airways

+66 86 470 6675 +66 76 211977 +66 76 202171 +66 2 515 9999 +66 76 225033-5 +66 2 250 9898 1318 1126 +66 76 304018-20 +66 76 360444 +66 76 360400

HOSPITALS Bangkok Hospital Phuket

1719 +66 76 254425 Dibuk Hospital 076 298 298 Hyperbaric Services +66 76 342518-9 +66 89 871 2335 Mission Phuket Hospital +66 76 237220-6 Patong / Kathu Hospital +66 76 344034-5 +66 76 342633-4

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Phuket International Hospital +66 76 249400 Phuket Provincial Hospital (Or Bor Jor) +66 76 358888 Thalang Hospital +66 76 311033-4 Vachira Hospital +66 76 361234 +66 76 211155 GOVERNMENT OFFICES Phuket Customs Harbour Master Immigration Authority TAT, Phuket Office Department of Labour LOST CARDS American Express Mastercard Visa

+66 76 211105 +66 76 391174 +66 76 221905 +66 76 212213 +66 76 211995

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EMBASSIES & CONSULATES Austria +66 76 248334-6 #35 Australia +66 76 510111 Finland +66 76 330530-3 Germany +66 76 610407 Ireland +66 76 281273 Italy +66 76 323029 Korea +66 76 234452 Norway +66 76 230130 Sweden +66 76 380000 United Kingdom +66 76 318188 +66 89 874 9080

COURIERS DHL FedEX TNT Thailand Post

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LANDLINE SERVICE CENTRES TOT Chalong +66 76 367200 +66 76 367238 TOT Patong +66 76 340199 TOT Koh Kaew +66 76 272 800-14 CAT City +66 76 216861 +66 76 216879 CAT Patong +66 76 341102-3 HI-SPEED INTERNET CALL CENTRES 3BB 1530 AIS FIBRE 1185 TOT Hi-speed 1100 TRUE Online 1686 MOBILE PHONE CALL CENTRES AIS Dtac MyCAT TrueMoveH

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ENTERTAINMENT CHOICES MAI KHAO Jazz n’ Blues @ The SALA Phuket. Live funky Jazz n’ Blues with happy hour & complimentary sunsets at The SALA Phuket. +66 76 338888. BANGTAO Deep Sexy Beach House Soundwave @ Bliss Beach Club. Happy Sunday with Deep Sexy Beach House Soundwave. Since 2004 with resident and international guest DJs Timmy T- Taz Q - DJ JK. Blissful hour 5-6pm on selected drinks.

Chain of Love PHUKET CITY Jazzy live @ The Route Café & Music Bar. Live music every weekend: pop, soft rock, jazz, all cool styles of music are played here, and musicians are welcome to jam later on at night.

RAWAI Live music Fridays @ Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Spa. Featuring The Colin “Illy” Hill Band rock, blues, funk and pop classics. Every Friday Night from 7pm–10.30pm. +66 89 728 5304.

PATONG Live music @ Tai Pan. Classic rock, and the latest dance hits every night with international singers. PATONG Seduction’s Ladies Night @ Seduction Beach Club & Disco. Tuesday and Thursday nights. DJ Tracks & DJ Eazy Official on the decks. Doors open 10pm. VIP bookings +66 85 183 7059.

KAMALA Live Entertainment @ The Pool Bar, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. Enjoy live music from our resident band 2gigis. Every Tuesday & Friday from 6p -10pm at the Pool Bar. Happy Hour: Enjoy 2 cocktails for the price of 1 from 5pm-8pm. +66 76 231234.

PHUKET CITY Live music @ Chain of Love. Offers a variety of Thai, local and some international dishes. This location features a private room perfect for a small party. You can also enjoy live music indoors or outdoors – starts 7:30pm every day.

PHUKET CITY Bar Bands @ Timber Hut. Typical Thai pub scene. A fun place featuring one of Phuket’s great bar bands. BANGTAO Live DJs @ XANA Beach Club. Resident DJ Wii’s chillout set every day in the evening ‘till late.

XANA Beach Club PHUKET CITY Live music @ Ploenchit Pub & Restaurant. This is more for local people who love nightlife, but why not give it a try? Live bands start from 9pm every night.

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PHUKET CITY DJ & live music @ Kor Tor Mor Pub & Restaurant. A great spot to experience the local nightlife scene. Live Thai music and the DJ plays international hits.

REGULAR EVENTS Phuket Yacht Club. Club race on 9 July & 7 & 21 August. Dinghy sailing lessons and RYA training courses available. Swap meet, bring in your unwanted items on the last Saturday of each month; sell or trade for another treasure. Marine gear will be on display along with other items. There’s live entertainment, a sausage sizzle and more. www.phuketyachtclub.com Phuket International Women’s Club. Various meetings. +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com www.phuketiwc.com Grumpy Old Men’s Society. Meets 1st and 3rd Monday each month. vguytonbeck@gmail.com

Rotary Club of Patong Beach. Meets each Tuesday at 7pm. www.rotarypatong.org Lions Club of Patong Beach. Dinner 2nd Tuesday each month. +66 81 374 2088 www.lions-club-patong.org Phuket Hash House Harriers. Regular hash every Saturday. Tinmen Hash (male only) 1st Wednesday each/month. Iron Pussy Hash (female only) 2nd Wednesday each month. Puying Hash (for families) middle Sunday each month. Kamala Koma Hash (mixed adults) last Tuesday each month. www.phuket-hhh.com

Skal International Phuket & South Thailand. Monthly dinners, usually with speaker. www.skalphuket.org Alan Cooke Cricket Ground. Family touch rugby on Saturday afternoons For more information call Gary on +66 81 968 3707. www.acgphuket.com British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (BCCT). BCCT holds about four Phuket business dinners per year, with excellent topical speakers. www.bccthai.com

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Phuket City Blue Elephant Natural Restaurant Salvatore's Restaurant

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South East (Cape Panwa, Chalong, Rawai & Nai Harn) Cosmo Restaurant Flip side Mangosteen Restaurant Nikita's Rock Salt Wanon Restaurant

Nai Harn | International (incl Thai) Rawai | International (incl Thai) Chalong | Fusion/Mediterranean Rawai | International (incl Thai) Nai Harn | Fusion/Mediterranean Phuket City | Thai

Kata/Karon The Grill @ Beach Bar & Restaurant @ Beach Bar & Restaurant Baluchi/Border Town Boathouse Wine & Grill CafĂŠ Studio El Gaucho MINT Mom Tri's Kitchen Ocean Beach Club OrientAsia RE KĂ TA Roy Dee Secret Cliff The Cliff Restaurant Two Chefs Karon Beach Two Chefs Kata Beach Two Chefs Kata Center

Ao Makham | Fusion/International Kata | Steaks & Grills Karon | International (incl Thai) Karon | Indian Kata | French Karon | Coffee, Bakeries & Desserts Karon | International (incl Thai) Karon | Fusion/International Kata | Eurasian Karon | Asian Karon | Asian Kata | International (incl Thai) Kata | Eurasian Karon | International (incl Thai) Karon | International (incl Thai) Karon | International (incl Thai) Kata | International (incl Thai) Kata | International (incl Thai)

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Patong/Kalim 3 Spices Baan Rim Pa Baan Rim Pa Kalim Baluchi/Borsalino Da Maurizio Irish Times Pub Joe's Downstairs Karlsson's Restaurant La Bodega Tapas Bar Naina Restaurant Patong Seafood Sala Bua Sam's Steak & Grill Terrazzo Ristorante & Bar The 9th Floor The Bistro The Crab House Trattoria capri da rico Two Chefs Patong

Patong | Fusion/International Patong | Thai Kalim | Thai Patong | Indian Kalim | Italian Patong | International (incl Thai) Kalim | International (incl Thai) Patong | International (incl Thai) Patong | Spanish, Mexican & Latin American Kathu | Seafood & BBQ Patong | Chinese Patong | Italian Patong | Steaks & Grills Patong | Italian Patong | International (incl Thai) Patong | Italian Patong | Asian Patong | Italian Patong | International (incl Thai)

Mid-Island (Cherngtalay, Bang Tao, Kamala, Surin, Koh Kaew, Boat Lagoon, Royal Phuket Marina & Mai Khao)

Bliss Beach Club Divine Restaurant Metzo's Oriental Spoon Palm Seaside Plum Restaurant Seafood at Trisara Trilogy Vanilla Sky Sala Phuket Da Maurizio

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