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DINING

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TRAVEL

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What's your favourite beach?

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Phuket's fame and fortune is founded primarily from its stunning beaches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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

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Patong Beach

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Karon Nui

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Karon Beach

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Kamala Beach

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Tri Trang Beach

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WHAT’S ON. PHUKET EVENTS

13 MAY Gala dinner @ Latitude Marquee, Laguna Phuket Phuket Gala Dinner Fundraiser ‘A Magical Island Event’. The

Phuket Hotels Association, a non-profit organisation, is hosting a benefit to fund 20 hospitality scholarships and traineeships for local residents. It will be an evening of cocktails, dining, entertainment and a live/silent auction from 7pm until midnight. For more details, prices etc, contact president@phukethotelsassociation.com

3-4 JUNE Marathon @ Laguna Phuket Laguna Phuket Marathon 2017. On 3-4 June, thousands of runners from around the world will ‘Run Paradise’ in the latest edition of the Laguna Phuket International Marathon, Asia’s most popular family-friendly destination marathon. Features:

42km marathon (18yrs +); 21km half-marathon (16yrs +); 10km run (13yrs +); 5km community walk (all welcome); 2km children’s race (up to 12yrs). Beautiful location with plenty of excitement, refreshments, lots of parking and best of all – it’s for a good cause. www.phuketmarathon.com

16-17 JUNE Culture event @ Hongyok Mansion, Phuket City The 8th Baba Wedding 2017 ceremony in the ‘Baba Peranakan’ (Straits Chinese) tradition. This event is a celebration of

Peranakan culture and sees couples dress in the style and manner of 19th century Chinese traders and well-to-do local Thai maidens. It takes place at two venues, the Thai Hua Museum on Thalang Road and the Hongyok Mansion on Thepkasattri Road. +66 81 691 1955 www.phuketbaba.com

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18 JUNE Running @ Kamala Sub District Administration Organisation Andaman Trail. The scenic route leads through the local village

and winds 2.5km to the top of a hill then 3km downhill. This is one of the most atmospheric and striking running routes on an already stunning tropical island If you can’t run, you walk... info@teelakow.com www.teelakow.com

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participants compete over four days of intense and actionpacked racing. A combination of round-the-cans and round-the-islands courses gives the varied fleet a mixture of challenging and scenic racing. After each day’s racing, the legendary regatta parties, with unlimited free buffets, drinks and entertainment, ensure nobody leaves Phuket without having an all-round fantastic regatta experience. www.phuketraceweek.com

Racing @ Cape Panwa Hotel

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Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Four days of racing,

Marathon @ Sapan Hin, Phuket City

five nights of parties. Held 19-23 July 2017, the first event in the annual Asian Yachting Grand Prix, comprises four days of yacht racing off Phuket’s south coast during the windy southwest monsoon season. Phuket Raceweek sees 35-40 boats from all over Asia, and approximately 400 international

Bangkok Airways Phuket Marathon. Starting from Saphan Hin,

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Culture event @ Bang New Shrine, Phuket City

Running @ Thanyapura

Por Tor (Hungry Ghost) Festival 2017. 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 with gifts of food, with turtle cakes being the most popular offerings.

‘King of the Mountain Phuket Trail Run’ 2017. One of Thanyapura’s most popular races. Beginner and experienced trail runners can compete over three distances: the 4km fun run, the 8km and the 15km, along steep hilly terrain amid beautiful waterfalls of Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. www.thanyapura.com

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

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End of an era The end of March saw the end of an era at IMAGE asia (publishers of Window on Phuket, Where to Eat in Phuket… and more). Peter Smith, who joined the company in its infancy, 15 years ago, and was a major factor in its growth, has retired and gone to live in the northeast of Thailand. Many clients knew Peter as the ‘face’ of IMAGE asia and he will be sorely missed by the company and clients alike. “I’m not sure what would have happened had I not been able to convince Peter to join our – at the time – very small team. But I do know that life would have been different over the past decade and a half,” said IMAGE asia’s founder and MD, Grenville Fordham. Joining IMAGE asia as an advertising salesman came as a bit of a surprise to Peter. At his interview, he thought he’d applied for a different kind of job; when he discovered what it was, his reaction was, “I can’t sell advertising.” No doubt the hundreds of people who have bought advertising from Peter over the years would disagree. We certainly do! Peter’s idea of a salesman was the brash, aggressive stereotype. What he came to understand was that it is much more about building relationships and trust – something for which Peter was perfectly suited. Another anomaly is that, although he’s worked for all the past 15 years, and some before, Peter actually came to Phuket to retire on the ocean waves, having been inspired by the predecessor of IMAGE asia’s Southeast Asia Pilot book at the Southampton Boat Show. He realised his dream and became Lee Marine’s first customer, first buying a second had sailing yacht from the newly set up yacht brokerage and later returning to them for an easier-tohandle motor yacht.

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As often happens with dreams, reality intruded and the famous ‘black hole’ so well known to the yachting community obliged Peter to give up the boat and return to work. And that brings us full circle to today, when Peter has finally settled into his carefully designed and purpose-built ‘container home’ in a field in Isaan, taking with him the sincere well wishes of his former employers and colleagues.


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MGC-Asia Autoplex Phuket grand opening Le Meridien bids farewell to GM Rudolf and introduces Julian @ Le Meridien

Emerald Phuket - ‘Big Cleaning Day’ @ Patong Beach Media lunch @ Osha Thai Restaurant & Bar, The Memory, On On Hotel

St. Patrick’s Day @ Irish Times Celebrate Songkran with ‘Magical Beach Buffet’ @ Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach

JW Marriott Phuket trainee chef's cooking battle

Kata Seafood Market dinner at Kata Sea Breeze

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St. Patrick's Day @ Drunken Leprechaun Irish Pub, Swissotel

Laguna Phuket Marathon press conference @ Cassia Phuket

Sake master dinner @ Banyan Tree Phuket

Phuket launch of De BORTOLI Wines @ Sunset Grill, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

New Zealand Food Connection 2017

Phuket media VIP Cocktail @ Black Ginger restaurant, The Slate

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Walking Amongst

Visiting the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Recently opened, the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is a new experience that allows visitors to walk amongst the giants and gain firsthand knowledge of why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so important to let elephants roam in their natural habitat.

An introduction to the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is a wonderful initiative brought to Phuket in partnership with Elephant Nature Park, an elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre in the northern province of Chiang Mai. The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is pioneering ethical elephant tourism on the island by offering retired elephants the chance to live out the rest of their days being well looked after and roaming free.

Phuket Elephant Sanctuaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elephants roam free during the day in their natural habitat of tropical plants and trees

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Essentially, the sanctuary is a retirement home for sick, injured, tired, or old elephants whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent their lives working long, exhausting hours in the tourism or logging industry.

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The lovely creatures that rule the roost are called Dok Gaew, Kannika, Madee, and Gaew Ta. The youngest elephant is 32 years old, while the others are now middle aged.

Essentially, the sanctuary is a retirement home for sick, injured, tired or old elephants whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent their lives working long, exhausting hours in the tourism or logging industry. Although not uncommon in Southeast Asia, this type of work is not only difficult but often conducted under abusive and cruel conditions. The combination of these factors makes the life of an elephant quite unbearable, and more times than not, unbelievably sad.

The relationship between an elephant and its mahout (caretaker) is a special one that revolves around mutual respect, love and trust. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wonderful bond to witness

Constructing the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary In the north of Phuket, in the Cherng Talay neighbourhood, the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is located on an undeveloped land parcel that stretches far and wide. Lush, tropical trees line the open grassy fields that now comprise the natural habitat for the elephants at the sanctuary. The grounds of the sanctuary feature a charming treetop reception area and observation platform as well as constructed night shelters for the elephants. A dam has been built, and there are shallow lagoons for the elephants to swim and play in. As the sanctuary continues to expand, more construction will take place in order to accommodate more elephants.

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Meet the majestic beauties Currently, the sanctuary is home to four gorgeous elephants of enormous stature with unique personalities. Prior to coming to the sanctuary, these elephants were often traumatized by harsh working conditions. However, those days are far gone now and the resident elephants are being shown love and kindness and are finally understanding what it means to be truly happy and free. The lovely creatures that rule the roost are called Dok Gaew, Kannika, Madee, and Gaew Ta. The youngest elephant is 32 years old, while the others are now middle aged. The elephants are happy to eat bananas and other fruits all day long

Playing in the water is one way the elephants beat the heat of the day at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

During a visit, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible to get up close and personal with Dok Gaew, Kannika and Madee. However, aside from observing her eat fruit from the observation platform, interaction with Gaew Ta is limited as she is blind and understandably slightly nervous around, not only the other elephants, but also strangers.

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travel.Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Experience the morning tour at the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Joining the morning tour is a wonderful way to get up close and personal with the elephants. The best way to sign up for the morning tour is to book online at phuketelephantsanctuary.org The meeting point for the morning tour is at Monkey Pod Cafe, a charming little coffee shop located on the road to Ao Por Marina on the east of the island. Once there, representatives load participants into various modes of transport and make their way to the sanctuary. The tour begins in the treetop reception area where the breathtaking views are further enhanced by watching the elephants roam around the grounds. After an introduction from the project managers, a short video is shown that highlights not only the good work that Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai is doing, but also explains the darker side of the tourism entertainment industry that many of Thailand’s elephants are a part of. It’s an eye-opening video that tactfully highlights why ethical elephant tourism is so very much needed. After the video the tour really rolls into action, and it’s amazing just how quickly the 90-minute visit goes; it’s an outstanding educational experience. The opportunity to get up close and personal with the elephants, ranging from their feeding to

Watching the elephants interact with their surroundings is completely awe-inspiring as the elephants are so happy, so relaxed and... following them around the verdant grounds of the sanctuary, is just amazing. Watching the elephants interact with their surroundings is awe-inspiring as the elephants look so happy, so relaxed – and very much like mischievous children when it comes to pulling down bamboo trees not only to munch on, but to also play with. A true highlight of the tour is watching the elephants splash and play in one of the shallow lagoons not far from the reception area. Elephants do indeed like to swim, and watching as they throw water at one another and do a bit of customised elephant snorkeling truly is delightful. It’s heartwarming to see the elephants comfortable and carefree in their natural habitat. At the tour’s conclusion, a tasty vegetarian lunch is served and it’s during this time that you get the chance to pose further questions to the project managers, or the very engaging tour guides and other staff, regarding the sanctuary itself and the continued wellbeing of the elephants.

The elephants are very protective of one another. Watching them interact is very heartwarming, especially because it is obvious to see the love they have for one another

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The Phuket Elephant Sanctuary gives visitors an opportunity to get up-close and personal with the elephants in their natural habitat and also watch them swim and play

Further Information

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary Thai: +66 92 079 4288 English only: +66 94 990 3649

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Interested in learning more about the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary and the wonderful work it’s doing looking after retired elephants? Do visit the sanctuary’s website at phuketelephantsanctuary. org or follow the venue itself on both Facebook and Instagram. Information regarding volunteer work and the funding policy with regards to donations can also be found on the website. We encourage visitors to the island, locals and expats, to take the time to visit the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. A morning spent at the sanctuary truly is a fantastic experience that’s both educational and aweinspiring. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience; a testament to a few people making a very big, very positive change for elephants formerly working in the logging industry or being used in the tourism entertainment industry on the island.


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e meet in the cavernous interior of his newest project, The Beyond Resort, Patong. The name is symbolic. Khun Pramookpisitt Achariyachai is a merchant adventurer, always looking ahead and beyond to the next goal. No coincidence that all three of his Beyond Resorts occupy prime seaside locations with the ocean â&#x20AC;&#x201C; another symbol of new vistas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; beyond.

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t has been a long journey since Khun Pramookpisitt first arrived in Phuket 36 years ago. A native of Nakhon Si Thammarat, he came to Phuket after working for a bank in Bangkok. With two university degrees and a keen commercial eye, he quickly sensed the touristic potential of the island’s golden beaches, and – armed with a bank loan – created Ka-Kata Inn, at the southern end of Kata Beach. A bold move, it was an aspirational moment in the success story both of Pramookpisitt, and of Phuket’s tourist industry. His flagship resort has gone from strength to strength.

heading Phuket Town Football Club, an onerous position which became “a headache”. It’s no coincidence that since his departure, the club has been relegated to the fourth division.

Kata Beach Resort and Spa (its subsequent title) has long been associated with the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. After Pramookpisitt rescued it from possible oblivion in the 1990s, his resort became the focal point for the regatta’s activities. The opening night party was, and still is, held there. Maybe Kata Beach’s Resort’s iconic sculptured elephants are emblems of their owner’s wisdom and enterprise

He took on the ‘poisoned chalice’ of heading Phuket Town Football Club, an onerous position which became “a headache”.

He was awarded, in 2015, the prestigious ‘Tourism and Sports Industry Quality Person of the Year Award’. Khun Pramookpisitt’s empire has since grown apace. His Kata Group owns and operates six other resorts in southern Thailand. In 2012, it launched the Beyond Resorts. Now established at Khao Lak, Krabi and Karon, the innovative brand caters particularly to the high-end couples’ market. Kandaburi Resort and Spa in Koh Samui was also added to the portfolio.

He also acts as Honorary Consul-General of Finland in Phuket, and, without public fanfare, funds scholarships for deserving students, conscious that a good education can unlock so many career doors. He should know: he possesses two degrees himself: a BA in Business Administration and an MA in Public Administration from the University of Manila.

This public concern has seen Khun Pramookpisitt become a prime mover in the initiative to overhaul transport on the island. As coinvestor in the Phuket City Development Company (PKCD), he is a key player in plans to create a viable public transport system with smart buses and a light rail system. Not straightforward. In “Honda City” – as he describes Phuket – the motorbike is king, so too the tuk-tuk. The transport waters here, as we all know, are muddied; Pramookpisitt is all too aware there are no easy solutions. That he is on board is a huge plus. An enthusiastic advocate of Phuket’s tourist potential, Pramookpisitt argues passionately that its seafront resorts offer unmatched facilities – at a fraction of the cost of comparable venues elsewhere, such as the Caribbean. Moreover, he is acutely aware of the changing demographics of tourism.

As president of the company, he was awarded, in 2015, the prestigious ‘Tourism and Sports Industry Quality Person of the Year Award’. In conversation, he modestly bypasses the topic, but it is given to those who “lead by example and make a major contribution to Thai society”. As he observed: “The company is in many ways an extension of my own family who I would like to thank for their great support and encouragement”.

He is a key player in plans to create a viable public transport system with smart buses and a light rail system. Not straightforward. In “Honda City” – as he describes Phuket – the motorbike is king, so too the tuk-tuk.

Naturally, he hopes his son will devote his future energies to the family business. But as he remarks, the younger generation sometimes cherishes different aspirations and values.

Increasingly he sees visitors, and in particular those from Chinesespeaking destinations, coming not for sun and sea, but for a metropolitan experience – for shopping and sightseeing. Beyond Patong Hotel aims to cater expressly for such guests: a huge, selfcontained complex of 160 rooms with name-brand retail stores, and a superb seafood restaurant. He even plans a special package for Chinese honeymooners.

The notion of family, both immediate and extended, is of central importance to Khun Pramookpisitt’s philosophy. Involved familial members include his wife, Kee and his son and heir, Pariyawit, who recently completed an MBA in Hotel Management at the Glion Institute in Montreux. Naturally, he hopes his son will devote his future energies to the family business. But as he remarks, the younger generation sometimes cherishes different aspirations and values. Khun Pramokpisitt has always been devoted to the island community. President of the Chamber of Commerce and of the Tourist Association of Phuket, both positions demanded much in terms of his time and energy. He took on the ‘poisoned chalice’ of

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Pramookpisitt’s hectic lifestyle does not allow much time for leisure pursuits. A trim 68, he is, however, a keen golfer, formerly played off 12, and knows all eight island courses. He cherishes the conviviality that comes with the sport. A Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, he allows himself the luxury of “two or three’’ vehicles, garaged at his house near Wat Chalong. Pramookpisitt is upbeat about Phuket’s future. He clearly has a devoted team whom he encourages to talk over problems. That he is a caring boss is self-evident: in our meeting, he listens carefully, then responds directly, and without hesitation. Definitely a guiding presence in a crisis.

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Honda Jazz (S) THB 460,000

Nissan March (E) THB 330,000

Toyota Yaris (J)

THB 425,000

PRE-OWNED: White, 2013, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Standard Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, 43,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2013, 1.2 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Standard Wheels, Standard Seats, Airbag, CD, MP3, 42,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2014, 1.2 Auto, Manual Wings Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, 29,xxx KM.

Nissan Sylphy (S) THB 465,000

Mazda CX5 4WD THB 999,000

Honda HRV EL THB 870,000

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

PRE-OWNED: Gray, 2014, 2.2 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, BT, Cruise Control, 55,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2015, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, 54,xxx KM.

Ford Ecosport Trend THB 530,000

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport THB 625,000

Toyota Fortuner TRD THB 990,000

PRE-OWNED: Brown, 2014, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, 22,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: GT 2WD, Silver, 2010, 2.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, Cruise Control, 42,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: 4WD, White, 2012, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, NAVI, 58,xxx KM

Honda CRV (S) 2WD THB 590,000

Isuzu D-Max Hilander (S) THB 560,000

Toyota Vigo THB 630,000

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2010, 2.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 89,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Platinum Silver, 2009, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, NAVI, 103,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Prerunner G, Silver, 2012, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, DVD, 122,xxx KM.

Only the best cars - only the best service.

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Chevrolet Mitsubishi To Airport

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To Phuket City Monument

Phuket Villa Tesco Lotus California Market

To Chalong

Thai Watsadu

37 B2

Chaofa East Rd.

Phuket

93 A6 Villa 3

To Phuket City Phatthana Thong Thin Rd.

Yaowarat Rd.

To Central

Thepkasattree Rd.

Merlin Hotel

Thepanusorn Rd.

To Airport

To Wachira Hospital

Kwang Rd.

These are just some of over 100 cars that we have in stock. Come to our showroom and see the rest, or visit our website. sale@suremotor.net www.suremotor.net facebook.com/SureMotorGroup

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A Plus Auto (Sure Motor Chaofa East Rd) Sure Motor Phuket Town Sure Motor Thalang Open: Mon-Sat 8.30am-7pm, Open: Mon-Sat 8am-5.30pm Open: Mon-Sat 8am-5.30pm Sun 8.30am-4pm : +66 76 224632 : +66 76 617270 : +66 76 264244


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boating.Fountaine Pajot’s ‘Lucia 40’

ADVERTORIAL

FOUNTAINE PAJOT SAILING CATAMARANS

SHARE YOUR EMOTIONS Create timeless memories as you experience spectacular destinations with those you love. Fountaine Pajot’s range of sailing catamarans has been designed with remarkable living space and superb levels of comfort and performance so you can share all the pleasures of a premium cruising lifestyle. Asia Marine has worked in collaboration with Fountaine Pajot Catamarans in La Rochelle, France, for almost 20 years and are very excited to be importing two new Fountaine Pajot models into Thailand later this year, including a new Lucia 40 in September 2017.

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This exciting new 40-foot catamaran has been exclusively designed to deliver a simply superb experience at sea and while moored.

This exciting new 40-foot catamaran has been exclusively designed to deliver a simply superb experience at sea and while moored. Remarkable volumes and light-filled living spaces allow you to comfortably share the experiences and create lifelong memories with family and friends. The Lucia 40 is a true revolution in her class. No other sailing catamaran of her size has fabulous living space of the Lucia 40, which includes a luminous saloon, generous cabins, expansive 12m2 cockpit, and a decadent lounge area on the bow that spans more than 3m2! She is also the only 40-foot sailing catamaran that includes four bathrooms and boasts the largest owner’s suite available in her class.

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boating.Fountaine Pajot’s ‘Lucia 40’

The Lucia 40 has all the contemporary conveniences you need for carefree cruising, so you can relax in comfort while experiencing the catamaran’s impressive performance at sea.

Beautifully appointed, the Lucia 40 has all the contemporary conveniences you need for carefree cruising, so you can relax in comfort while experiencing the catamaran’s impressive performance at sea. This well equipped Lucia 40 model will come equipped with a 4 cabin/2 bathroom layout, ideal for chartering in and around Phuket and The Andaman Sea. In addition, she has been specified to handle longer passages with the inclusion of solar panels, additional batteries, a gas oven, a fridge and a freezer too. Furthermore, the saloon table drops down to create a 5th double bed to accommodate up to 10 guests.

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Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 Specification Main Features Length over all 11.73m/ 38ft Beam over all 6.63m / 21.7ft Displacement unloaded 8900 kg approx Draft 1.2m/ 3.9 ft Sail area 58 m2 / 624.30 ft2 Genoa area 37 m2 / 398.26 ft2

Standard Power 2x20 cv / 2x20 HP Option Power 2x30 cv / 2x30 HP Architect Berret-Raccoupeau Yacht Design Maestro version 1 owner’s suite + 1 bathroom / 2 doubles cabins + 1 or 2 bathrooms Quatuor Version 4 double cabins + 2 or 4 bathrooms

Reservoir capacity Fresh water 2x265 L Diesel 300 L

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boating.Cholamark

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

Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer

ADVERTORIAL

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

Hypalon • In addition to our Cholamark models we also offer

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

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

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

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

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

Cholamark BOAT

110 G3

To Kata & Karon

16/29 Moo 8, Chaofa Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130 To Rawai

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To Airport

Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. School

To Phuket City

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CHALONG BAY

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Chartering your own yacht allows you to avoid the usual tourist crowds and routes to give you an unforgettable and unspoiled experience. From the moment we pick you up from your hotel in a private limousine or minibus you’ll never look back, and you’ll know immediately that you made the right choice. Our friendly crew will help you choose between a sea-kayak expedition around Phang Nga Bay, snorkeling in the shallows of the big blue, with a myriad of tropical fish at the Koh Kai Islands or a zoom around in our tender to discover the magic of the stunning limestone formations at Phi Phi Island. Our destinations: Similan, Racha, Phi Phi, south of Phang Nga Bay & Koh Kai group or Phang Nga Bay & Koh Hong Krabi. Go in luxury: Day Trip with MIJA The GALEON 460Flybridge. This brand-new motor yacht is fitted with many innovative features. From her automatic bow settee area that can be swiftly changed into a sundeck, her aft cockpit rotating-seat, to everyone’s favourite feature – the beach mode, with dropdown bulwarks creating a huge extended cockpit space.

2 Days 1 Night (6 Persons) MIJA is fully air-conditioned and has all the amenities needed to accommodate 6 guests in 2 double cabins with en-suite facilities and a further twin cabin. As well as the surprisingly spacious Flybridge, guests can also relax on the main deck featuring a dining area and a full-sized kitchen. Externally, the Galeon 460 proves to be very unique, with her ‘beach-mode’ set up. The huge aft cockpit opens out through an ingenious design. Specification: Launch: 15 Dec 2106 Length: 14.35m - 47.1ft Beam: 4.37m - 14.8ft Max. cruising speed 20 knots Prices Full day trips (9am-5pm) from 140,000 baht for 8 guests. Price includes: • Service of the crew • Soft drinks, water, ice and fruit • Lunch for up to eight persons • Land transfer, National Park fees, • Snorkeling gear, donut and towels • Four hours engines Price does not include: • Alcohol and wine • Similan on surcharge Prices 2 Days/1 Night from 280,000 baht (9am to 5pm of the next day)

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Barbecued spare ribs, sausages, pork steaks, chicken skewers, prawns, crab, fish, mussels, salad bar, sauces and dips, tsatziki, potato salad. Local Thai specialities and more. All you can eat for 399 baht. Every Friday from 7pm to late, +66 76 345035. Plant-based items from our à la carte menu @ DiVine Restaurant, Thanyapura 11 D4

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Roast@Coast @ COAST Beach Club & Bistro, Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket 88 G5

Enjoy roast favourites such as leg of lamb, ribeye, sea bass, chicken, BBQ pork ribs, pig on a spit, mini burgers accompanied with fresh salads and tempting desserts. 900 baht++ per person, half price for children and free for children below six years old. +66 76 201234.

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Unwind with friends with stunning views of Phuket City. Enjoy creative tapas, signature cocktails and a large selection of wines and liqueurs in a chic atmosphere with outside terraces. Special happy hour promotion: buy-one-get-one-free 5-7pm every day. For more information and reservations, call +66 76 396777. Sunday brunch @ The Pool House & The Pool Bar, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

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Enjoy our sumptuous buffet while our DJ and band play your favourite tunes. * Brunch including free flow soft drinks 1,600 baht++ per person * Brunch including free flow soft drinks, selected wines, beers and cocktails 2,200 baht++ per person Sundays 3-6pm. +66 76 231234. Seafood BBQ buffet @ SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL

Enjoy a Seafood B.B.Q Buffet at SLEEP WITH ME HOTEL design hotel at patong with a selection of fresh Seafood and a variety of delicious dishes from the menu at SWAY WITH ME garden restaurant & bar. The BBQ buffet is available every Wednesday & Saturday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. THB 699 net per person including Appetizer, Salad Bar, B.B.Q Station, Main dish and Desserts. Join us for a relaxing and stylish buffet night with great music. For reservation or more information, contact Tel : +66 76 363333

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Fried prawns with garlic and pepper by @ Natural Restaurant

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PLUM Prime Steakhouse / Vanilla Sky Bar Steakhouse 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 Prime Steakhouse: Dinner is a great experience and at PLUM we are all fired up! At the centre of your experience is the charcoal burning oven, bringing out the succulent best from our prime cuts of US and Australian beef. Equal attention is given to the fresh fish and seafood, along with an appealing choice of a la carte dishes and fine wines. Innovative and modern….walking a tasty line between ‘steakhouse’ and ‘fine dining’. Come relaxed….leave inspired! Vanilla Sky Bar: The pinnacle of the resort, serves creative craft cocktails and exclusive artisan tapas, backed by a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Gaze out over an amazing sunset whilst sipping a Grand Chili Moon Martini or a Mandrin Lemongrass Mojito, tasting our Premium Tapas in slightly oversized format…life is good! Every Friday “All you can eat” Tapas with one bottle of wine per person for only 1,490 baht net or Premium 1,790 baht net. Daily Happy Hour: Get 30% discount on all drinks, except wines, champagnes and super premium spirits, from 5:306:30 pm. Experience Cape Sienna and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…

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Watermelon Salad Chunky fresh watermelon mixed with black olives, red onion and basil, tossed in our signature lemon-olive oil dressing. by The Port Restaurant & Bar Visit us

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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, garden-sala café-bar with fantastic island views across Chalong Bay, a shady setting & cool sea breeze is unbeatable for relaxing away balmy afternoons & evenings. 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.

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Angel Hair Pasta Angel hair pasta with crab meat in besciamella black truffle and salmon caviar. Thin noodles with crab meat sauce and black truffle paired with salmon caviar.

Dine or relax under the sala, at garden tables or outdoors by the sea. Great food, great music, great wine, great friends… Nikita’s.

by @ SALA Phuket Restaurant Ingredients 80g prawns | 60g crab meat | crab shell (decoration) | 50g besciamella (cream sauce) | 15g fresh black truffle | 10g Parmesan cheese | 5g salmon caviar | 5g olive oil | 5g pepper | 5g salt | 5g butter | 2g parsley | 1g dill Authentic Mediterranean method Italian style Put angel hair pasta in hot water for about five minutes and remove when al dente. Cook crab meat with butter, salt and pepper. When the crab meat turns golden, add the besciamella cream sauce. Put the cooked angel hair pasta together with Parmesan cheese, then add fresh black truffle. Lastly, decorate with full crab shell, salmon caviar, dill and parsley.

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

About the chef Chef Davide Pritoni Chef Davide focuses on sourcing quality local suppliers of fresh produce for a mix of brasserie-style international food, delectable Thai dishes and succulent local seafood and grills. After many years in the culinary industry, his passion for fresh traditional Italian and Mediterranean food from his childhood days in Bologna adds a twist and further variety to SALA’s already acclaimed international and authentic Thai cuisine. SALA Phuket Restaurant

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Peking Duck Served with lotus leaf pancake, cucumber stick and spring onion. The duck meat will be cooked in the style of your choice. by The Royal Kitchen

Karon Beach & Patong Beach

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Daily Lunch 11am-2pm Dinner 6-11pm The Royal Kitchen at The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa Tel: +66 76 340666

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

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Hair Studio 9

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

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

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

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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 inhouse 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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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 47 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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Story and photo courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand

Regular visitors to Thailand know it to be a devoutly Buddhist nation – the glittering temples and colourful festivals are testament to this. But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find traditions and beliefs that pre-date even Buddhism – customs that still play their part in the everyday lives of people around the country.

One of the most distinctive of these ancient traditions is the festival of Phi Ta Khon, which takes place every year between March and July in the Dan Sai district of Loei. Sometimes called ‘The Ghost Festival’, the event is known for its cavalcade of locals dressed in distinctive and wildly colourful masks and headgear. Revellers head for the local Wat Pho Chai Temple, accompanied by bells, music and laughter. Along the route, the masked and merry pranksters dash into the crowd, teasing blushing maidens and frightening and thrilling the children. It’s all great fun and one of Loei’s biggest draws for visitors seeking a little taste of ‘Thainess’ off the kingdom’s better-known travel paths.

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To make the characters appear larger than life, the masks are topped with wickerwork (usually a sticky rice steamer) painted in the same vibrant colours, or finished with an intricate piece of art.

Phi Ta Khon is just one element in a three-day event called Bun Phawet. On the first day, the people of the district seek protection from the spirits of Phra u-Pakut, believed to live in the nearby Mun River. The parades take place on the second day with the final day being given up to Buddhist sermons on Vessantara Jatarka – a popular morality tale about the Buddha’s final incarnations as the charitable King Vessantara. This is why Phi Ta Khon is seen as a Buddhist celebration where locals make merit. But the rites, processions and costumes on display also evoke fertility festivals and hark back to times when people would appease local gods and spirits to ensure a good harvest. In a region such as Loei, where agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, the fertility of the soil and favourable weather is crucial, especially in June and July when the allimportant rice crop is being planted. At first of course, it’s the colourful masks of the Phi Ta Khon revellers that draw the eye. Impressive, vivid and fierce, the masks are made from shaped rice husk which has been elaborately painted and decorated with grinning, shark-toothed mouths and long, elaborately carved and curved noses.

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To make the characters appear larger than life, the masks are topped with wickerwork (usually a sticky rice steamer) painted in the same vibrant colours, or finished with an intricate piece of art. The ghosts’ clothes are made up of tasselled rags and their belts are hung with bells, which add to the theatrics and rhythms of the parade.

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But when you look beyond the mask you’ll see how the Phi Ta Khon celebrations are all about paying homage to the spirits of nature and the countryside. Among the standout groups are staff-carrying farmers, not wearing masks, but smeared from head-to-toe in fresh dripping, fertile mud and clearly enjoying every minute of it as people flee from their sticky embrace. Alongside these representations of life-giving soil are wicker models of the traditional beasts of Thai agriculture – buffalos. These are ‘ridden’ through the procession in front of ploughs which have been hoisted onto wheels to trundle down the roads.


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It’s good bawdy fun and links the Phi Ta Khon festival with similar rites found in ancient rural societies the world over. Anyone with an interest in culture or anthropology will be glad to see that modern prudery hasn’t wiped out these phallic displays in this lovely region of Loei.

But it’s that most obvious symbol of fertility, the phallus, (known as Bhalad Khik) that stands out. In the procession they are represented in all shapes, sizes and often vivid colours, brandished like weapons by adult ‘ghosts’ and in some cases, even fired from guns, dangled from fishing poles or captured in nets. It’s good bawdy fun and links the Phi Ta Khon festival with similar rites found in ancient rural societies the world over. Anyone with an interest in culture or anthropology will be glad to see that modern prudery hasn’t wiped out these phallic displays in this lovely region of Loei.

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The Phi Ta Khon festival has grown considerably over recent years but hasn’t lost any of its spirit. The performers seem to appreciate the bigger audience and ham it up all the more, posing for selfies and competing with bigger and better costumes. And whether you regard it as a Buddhist ceremony, a pagan fertility procession or simply a fun and colourful festival, Phi Ta Khon is a wonderful way to enjoy a uniquely Thai phenomenon in an area of the kingdom that is ripe for further cultural exploration.

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PROPERTY / HOMES / INTERIORS.LOFTY GROUP

LOFTY GROUP

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The Lofty Group is an experienced hospitality and vacation rental management company founded in 2013 when Wade Leathem and the brothers Sammy and Wahid Baht entered the hospitality business in Phuket.   The increasing number of visitors to the island had created a demand for alternative accommodation. CEO Mr. Leathem and the brothers helped satisfy this demand by converting short-stay guesthouses into unique serviced apartments, similar to those found in major cities worldwide. With the learning curve of this type of business in Phuket behind them they sought to expand into property management. In return for a percentage of the income generated, Lofty takes care of all guest interaction, provides a 24/7 concierge for guests, reservations, online marketing, bill payments, property inspections and integral maintenance for individual property owners on the island. Owners receive a full set of professional photos upon signing up to the service, weekly property inspections are complimentary as well as access to an online account that allows them to view their property calendar, to see how much money is in reserve on their behalf, allowing them to make their own bookings. For luxury villa owners, Lofty offers a premium service that only charges 5% + for full time services like private chefs, villa managers, and maids. Lofty Group sources its customers through a wide range of agent channels – online and offline, local and international –

primarily through a vast network of agencies and its own website. The company has also strong connections with the Chinese marketplace and sources a growing number of bookings through connections with Chinese agencies and other platforms. Mr. Leathem says, “China is Phuket’s largest source market and its fastest growing market. Considering less than 5% of Chinese nationals even have passports Phuket is just experiencing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Chinese tourism. By understanding the nature of this market and what our customers are looking for, we are expanding our activities into the property market to keep delivering total satisfaction to our stakeholders.” Lofty’s entrepreneurial CEO is launching a Real Estate business as a natural expansion of its activities: “By understanding the nature of this market and what our customers are looking for, we are expanding our activities into the property market to keep delivering total satisfaction to our stakeholders,” stated Mr. Leathem. The company has invested according to it’s Lofty forecasts: with a highly valued office directly on Patong Beach road and hiring the most qualified professionals in the field, the CEO is betting his company has the edge it takes to succeed in the competitive real estate market in Phuket. For more insights regarding hospitality, property management and real estate businesses in Phuket, chat with Wade at +66 (0)9-2475-4984 or email him at Wade@LoftyPhuket.com To see a list of current vacation rentals managed by Lofty, visit www.LoftyVillas.com or visit www.LoftyPhuket.com for more information on becoming a Lofty Group member. 76 F2 LOFTY GROUP 26/11, Sainamyen Rd, Kathu, Phuket 83150 : +66 92 475 4984 Wade@LoftyPhuket.com www.LoftyVillas.com

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Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park

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

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

The Kids Park has three play areas that youngsters will love playing in. The Water Area is a large, safe kids’ pool that is 40cm deep and features slides. Kids can run, play and jump at the Outdoor Playground with its four slides, swing and trampoline while being shaded from the sun.

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Property / HOMES / INTERIORS.The Jade Villa @ Emerald Nirvana

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The Jade Villa @ Emerald Nirvana

Unique Private Pool Villa with Panoramic Oceanfront View Project Profile 8 Private Pool Villas 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Pool Villas with 3 Floors Total Villa: 8 Pool Villas Land Plot Area: From 107 – 250sqm Villa Area: From 245- 350sqm Price Range: Starting from 30M baht. Developer: Emerald Development Group.Co.Ltd These are unique and exclusive sea view pool villas nestled on a slope with breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea and perfectly in tune with the surrounding nature. Each villa is spacious and ingeniously designed to provide an individual and stylish character where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets from your own private infinity pool. The villas are on the grounds of a luxury development of apartments, villas and a five-star hotel with an array of excellent amenities as well as an exclusive beach club. Location The villas are located on a hillside facing the Andaman Sea just a few kilometres away from Patong, allowing easy and quick access to the heart of the island’s entertainment centre with fabulous shopping venues, restaurants and an eclectic nightlife. Rental Guarantee and Vacation windowonphuket.com

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Home Programme Our degree of involvement, from the development right through to the day-to-day operations by our team of experienced villa management professionals and rental providers means that no one knows their product as well as us. With our Rental Guarantee & Vacation Home Programme, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re assured a return on your investment of at least 8% per year taking into consideration your individual financial requirements.

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PROPERTY / HOMES / INTERIORS.THE SUKSAN GROUP

THE SUKSAN GROUP Villoft Zen Living – Resort & Spa in Layan New sales and resales: Villa Sunpao in Layan Completed villas: Villa Suksan in Nai Harn (including 1-Year builder’s guarantee)

From 2,900,000 ADVERTORIAL

The Suksan Group has been a landmark on the Phuket property scene since 2005, building and delivering over 40 villas in six developments for international buyers and investors from all around the world. As one of most successful privately owned property development companies in Phuket, The Suksan Group has a reputation for delivering quality villas in some of the island’s best locations. This is the case for their most recent success story; Villa Sunpao at Layan Beach, which was built and sold in less than 20 months. The last remaining property available at Villa Sunpao is a spectacular custom designed four-bedroom villa which takes full advantage of the spectacular views overlooking the valley

below and the hillsides above. This villa is now available for immediate occupancy at 34M baht for the discerning buyer who is looking for something really special. Contact us for other villas that may also be available for resale starting at 10M baht. In Rawai, where The Suksan Group first started selling villas, we have two villas available that have been completely renovated, located just two minutes from the world-renowned Nai Harn Beach. These three- and four-bedroom pool villas are built in a Thai-Bali style that is one of the most popular designs for villas in Phuket. At 11.9M baht – 14.9M baht, they’ll not be available for long, so contact us now for a personal viewing. Following on from this past success, The Suksan Group is anticipating the launch of Villoft Zen Living – Resort & Spa, which will be the most beautiful and prestigious yet. Contact us now to get involved in this new opportunity.

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Each development is professionally managed by Holiplanet, another member of The Suksan Group. Through their optimal Channel Management System each owner is able to maximize their rental income if they choose to rent out their villa. This service is now being offered to villas throughout Phuket and around the world so contact us now to increase your rental return.

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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.

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• Our Phuket showroom is located in an easily accessible area of Cherng Talay at Baan Wana on Srisoonthorn Road, not more than five minutes from the Two Heroines Monument. • Or if you are on a visit to Bangkok, drop by our showroom at Brighton Place.

After sales services include the supply of accessories and machinery for installation and finishing, and care & maintenance products.

Our Services: • Supply of wide range of high quality tiles for both indoor and outdoor spaces. • Installation consulting • Tile cutting machines • Diamond Discs & Diamond Hand Pads • Spacer and Levelling Systems • Grouting machines • Care & Maintenance products

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Fake news and fake property promises An ever-changing world The state of our world is clear for many to see, but all of us have different points of view. Generally speaking, through positive eyes, we have developed medicines and medical care so that many live longer, we have amazing transport networks allowing budget travel on airlines to destinations domestic and international that were previously completely inaccessible to most – allowing mobility of labour and leisure, which has directly affected tourist hubs such as Phuket. We have amazing technology allowing, in theory, people in impoverished areas access to educational information to allow them to better themselves. Which App today? And then we have Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Facebook, Google+, Renren (China’s leading Facebook clone), Wechat, Whatsapp, Twitter and YouTube. As a result, we have better information sharing and better access to a an incredibly wide scope of information; but we also, as a consequence, have… Fake News. Here in Phuket, we also have ‘Fake Property Promises’ . Phuket is great overall To ensure we have balance in an article about unreal things, I must strongly emphasise – we also have ‘real property news’, real developers, real projects, real excellent international schools, a real expanding airport, real new road infrastructure, real beaches, real new shopping malls, real local markets, real supermarkets – from Supercheap to super-expensive – and really regular super-horrific road traffic accidents, which significantly contribute to the reported average 66 deaths per day on the roads in Thailand. We have lots of real things here in Phuket. ‘Fake News’ phenomenon We are all susceptible to the issue of fake news. On news panel shows, participants have been found referring to fake news they have seen that day in an attempt to make a point, politicians have re-tweeted fake news, we have probably discussed fake news with our friends, not realizing the news we refer to is fake. This is a natural reaction to the greedy consumerism of all information without the correct use of testing sources, analysing neutrality or bias, fact checking and avoiding oft-used ‘click bait’ techniques that allow marketeers to charge their customers for your browsing activities. Property news and ‘trends’ I am very impressed with some of the new marketing techniques employed by property developers in Phuket, and more widely – in Thailand. These days a property project, even un-built, can be presented through the eyes of drone camera footage showing every angle of the magic sea or mountain views and surrounds, ‘Go Pro’ style walking or quick time footage of walk throughs of

the property, filtered Instagram snaps of people enjoying coffee and croissants and wheatgrass shots before posing for their yoga sessions. A property project can now take on a Millenial style shallow, but attractive, personality of its own. You can find versions of the project in completely different formats on Facebook, WeChat and the website. There will be super wide highly enhanced photo images that draw you into your media device with HD gravitational pull. This is the trend now. Property is being presented as all our consumer style goods and services are now being presented – more perfect than it actually is. Back to basics What is not evident on any of these new platforms is the fundamental information that is of great importance to a property investment, in Phuket or elsewhere. There is no sign in the video footage, or glossy photography, as to whether or not a project is legally compliant, or whether your property investment will be secure. I wonder how Instagram or another application would present the following: 1. Is the land title legal from when it first came into being, until now? 2. Does the property have legal registered access from each plot or property to a public road? 3. Are the companies selling the property properly capitalised and do they have cash in the bank? 4. How much of the project is leveraged by loan finance and is the level of financing sensible or speculative?

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5. Has the developer complied with all local rules relating to zoning, height, built-area-to-green-area ratios? 6. Does the developer have a well thought-out asset management plan for the management of private property and common areas? 7. Is the form of legal ownership being offered suitable for you as an investor, and what risks are involved? 8. Are the sale and purchase agreements fair and balanced and will they ensure you are protected if there are an issues during development, upon legal registration of your rights, and post completion? 9. Has any rental programme been properly vetted for compliance with the restrictions and license requirements relating to letting property out for periods less than 30 days, including having regard to any requirements, if applicable, of the Hotel Act and any ministerial regulations such as those relating to the Building Control Acts?

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The said building has also to be free of any debt, charge or other restriction of private or public laws other than the usual easements. To avoid future legal litigation, the construction must correspond to the correct permit issued. In condominium projects, rules and regulations are even stronger, and some developers use the word ‘condominium’ only for marketing purposes with the result that at the end of negociations the condominium license won’t be issued and the unit will not be registered under your name. In the case of land and building, the owner of both can differ, in this case, one of the assets can be subject to checks made for each particular owner as to his/her criminal and civil background which could impact on the legal process of acquisition. A Thai company can also be the owner of the whole asset. In this case, the buyer can purchase shares and become director of the company. The due diligence procedure will request specific verification in accounting and tax domains. For the above reasons, the first step of your real estate investment should be followed through with due diligence. It makes perfect sense.

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n some western countries, during the process to transfer ownership of real estate, the law obliges the interested parties to use the services of a public body or representative to protect the buyer by making ‘due diligence’ compulsory. In Thailand however, parties can directly go to the relevant administration to register the ownership or rights in immovable property transfer. But some choose not to. Consequently, some buyers take the risk to be engage (in a purchase) without performing a competent and comprehensive due diligence process and unfortunately stand to lose a lot of money if they don’t comply.

In Phuket, land use restrictions are encompassed under three laws with the relative ministerial regulations. • The Building Control Act • The City Planning Act • The National Environmental Control and Maintenance Act All of these have been enacted within the last 40 years. Due diligence is implemented basically on the title deed, the building, the owner or holder of the immovable rights and legal relations between them and third parties. The title allows certain private use and grants rights to use, possess, own, or to transfer rights by freehold and leasehold. There are three titles to be considered: the Nor Sor Sii Djor (chanote), the Nor Sor Sam Gor and the Nor Nor Sam. The due diligence report regarding the title deed will show all historical transactions and any encumbrances as servitude or mortgage.

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Laem Singh Viewpoint

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Laem Singh Viewpoint is a popular stop on the coast road between Kamala Beach and Surin Beach, offering a pleasant place to rest a while, with seating and a roof providing shelter from the sun. The view over the popular Laem Singh beach is really beautiful; you can enjoy great views and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a popular place for watching Phuketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive sunsets.

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Parasailing & Paragliding Ever wish you could fly like a bird, soaring and diving effortlessly with the wind in your face, and experience views of this beautiful island from a new and exciting perspective? Phuket now offers you the chance to do exactly this. It’s called parasailing. The parasail is a specially designed parachute which you wear, and which is then towed behind a speedboat; suddenly you are airborne and looking down on mwere mortals. There are several operators on beaches and prices start at 2,000 baht.

Wat Koh Siray

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Wat Koh Siray, with its golden reclining Buddha, sits on a hilltop from which there are spectacular views of Rassada Harbour and adjacent islands on the one side and views of rubber plantations on the other. It also overlooks the picturesque Sea Gypsy village of Laem Tuk-Kae. From the road you climb up a staircase flanked by huge dragons. The outside temple hall is surrounded by other Buddha images that you can walk around.

Sapan Hin

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This is a public park located by the sea at the end of Phuket Road. There’s an old dredger-shaped monument called (somewhat unimaginatively) the ‘60 Year Mine Monument’, which was built on the headland at the southern end of Phuket Road in 1969. This monument commemorates one Captain Edward Thomas Miles, an Australian who brought the first metal ore-dredger to Phuket in 1909, hence the ‘60 year’ bit. In former times, Sapan Hin was regarded as the gateway of Phuket because the promontory was the chief trading port for freighters. As time went by, more land was reclaimed and developed into parks and public facilities, which now include a sports centre, large playing fields, restaurants and the island’s main boxing stadium. It’s also the site of two colleges – Phuket Community College and Phuket Vocational College.

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Every day many Phuket residents visit Sapan Hin to jog or just to enjoy walking along the mangrove-lined paths. In the evenings people turn out to play tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lawn bowling and takraw. Others come to picnic and enjoy snacks and drinks available from the small market. At the south end of Sapan Hin is the Kiew Tian Shrine, which plays a significant role in the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival; all the street processions end here. To get to Saphin Hin just hop in a Tuk- Tuk or taxi; they all know it.


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Muay Thai (Thai boxing) If you prefer a quiet gym, then Rawai Muay Thai Camp or Tiger Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts on Chaofa West Road, in the south of the island, might suit you. If you plan to watch a Muay Thai fight for real, you should visit the boxing stadium located in Bangla Road, Patong. Bouts are held every Friday evening from about 8pm. 123 B5

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

Monkey Hill (Khao To Sae) view point. This hill towers over Phuket City and is easily spotted as it’s topped with wireless masts. The narrow approach road allows views of Phuket’s eastern beaches and at the top, there’s a jogging track. This is a favourite place for locals who come here to exercise or just to chill out. There are no specific facilities, but the Khao To Sae shrine makes a pleasant interlude. Don’t forget to bring a bag of peanuts to feed the monkeys, but watch out! Don’t get too close. The monkeys are wild. 81 E1

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Many people come to Phuket just to revel in the razzmatazz of Patong’s hotspots, but even if your tastes are generally more moderate, you should not miss this international icon of the hedonistic lifestyle. A short street in the heart of down-town Patong, Bangla Road packs more than a hundred bars, restaurants and discotheques into a single traffic-free, brightly-lit celebration of glitz, which operates from dusk until dawn. Walking up and down and dropping into one or two of the throbbing cacophonous homages to Mammon will leave you with vivid and enduring memories of the ‘other’ Phuket.

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Extreme adventures

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For the bold family seeking extreme adventures, Phuket has a number of exciting choices to satisfy that adrenaline rush, including zip-line and canopy tours through the hillside jungles. Many of these tours are set up as team building eco-adventure activities. High above the trees, you can experience Phuket's natural scenery first hand and, if luck is on your side, come face to face with some of the island's native jungle species of lizards and birds. There are four places on the island: Flying Hanuman, which is in Kathu, is open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm. Hanuman World is off the Chaofa West Road, near the Honda dealership. Turn down Muang Chaofa Rd (4010), pass the Mazda dealership and turn left after 200m. Open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm. Tarzan Adventure Phuket is on AoYon - Khaokhad Road and it is open from 9am - 5pm. And last, but probably the best, is Jungle Xtreme Adventures Park on Chaofa West Road, in the Chalong area, near Wat Mai Luang Pu Supa. Open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm. www.junglextreme.com

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Venture from tree to tree & discover a bird’s-eye view of nature! Jungle Xtrem Adventures Park is Phuket’s largest adventure park with 83 combined stations. Realise your childhood dream of climbing trees, than venture freely from tree to tree via a series of suspended bridges, walkways, nets barrels and other fun challenges – and have fun at the same time with friends and family. 100% safe fun! 101 B1

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The exclusive shopping & dining destination The best shopping and dining on Mai Khao Beach. Cuisine choices match wonderfully with the gift, souvenir, antique, carpet and clothing selections. Shop at Jim Thompson, Triumph, Eleph, Marie France van Damme, Private Collection. Dine at Bill Bentley Pub, the Coffee Club, Thai Express and Swensen’s Open daily from 10am until late. Turtle Village (near JW Marriott Resort & Spa Phuket) +66 76 314897-900 www.image-asia.com/q/82

Island Furniture Looking for furniture for your home? Island Furniture supplies or manufactures every item to furnish a property, working with international or local designers, or directly with clients, to create custom furniture from a photograph or drawing. Staff take pride in cooperating with overseas clients who visit only once or twice prior to arriving to their fully furnished home. +66 76 263707 www.image-asia.com/q/86 93 A2


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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

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

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EntertainmenT Choices patong Live DJs @ Patong Beach Club. The ultimate place next to Patong Beach to find upbeat house music, live DJs, and a cozy atmosphere to chill out in. Featuring extensive menu , enticing cocktails and it’s best location. Open everyday 11pm- 3:00am. phuket city Live acoustic music @ The Barrel. The Barrel features live acoustic music in the evenings and great nightly specials on drinks and food. Seating is comfortable and ample. phuket city DJs @ ZIMPLEX. A mixology laboratory that’s the brainchild of a very hip and artsy Thai couple. ZIMPLEX features DJs most nights of the week. kamaLa Haven for music lovers @ Café Del Mar Phuket. A haven for music lovers, foodies and cocktail fanatics. Serving quality electronic music, our tunes range from Café del Mar’s classic Balearic sound to cool jazz, soul, down tempo, house, deep house & techno. Loop Pool Fiesta! Every Sunday, from 2pm. Free entry. www.cafedelmarphuket.com

kamaLa Live entertainment @ The Pool Bar, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. Enjoy live music from the resident band ‘2gigs’. From Saturday until Thursday from 7-11pm at the Pool Bar. 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 at 9pm every night. mai khao “Jazz n’ Blues” @ SALA Phuket. Live funky jazz n’ blues with happy hour and complimentary sunsets at SALA Phuket. +66 76 338888. patong Live music @ Tai Pan. Classic rock, and the latest dance hits every night with international singers. patong Ladies Night @ Seduction Beach Club & Disco. Tuesday and Thursday nights. DJ Tracks and DJ Eazy Official on the decks. Doors open 10pm. VIP bookings +66 85 183 7059. phuket city Live acoustic music @ Comics Café & Bar. Live acoustic music most nights or a DJ. Comics Café & Bar serves many imported beers and craft beers, as well as large cocktails.

phuket city Bar Bands @ Timber Hut. Typical Thai pub scene; a fun place featuring one of Phuket’s great bar bands. There’s a dance floor and both a live band and DJ providing the nightly soundtrack.

phuket city Fiesta Friday live music @ CARIOCAS Bistro & Lounge. Good atmosphere, excellent food and seductive drinks. Fiesta Friday in Phuket City at 8pm-late. Latin American live music and some of Phuket’s finest DJs. +66 76 218403-4.

patong Disco @ Banana Bar & Disco. Open for many years, Banana Disco remains one of Patong’s most popular dancing clubs with a mix of Thais and visitors in regular attendance.

phuket city Live blues @ Rockin’ Angels. This bar’s a favourite amongst long-term expats and hosts live music and open jam sessions every night. Rockin’ Angels serves up a variety of beers, cocktails and great whiskeys. The best bar in Phuket City for live blues.

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.

Bangtao Live DJs @ XANA Beach Club. DJ chill-out set every day in the evening ‘till late.

Regular eventS Phuket Yacht Club. PYC Race on 14 and 28 May as well as 18 June. Dinghy sailing lessons and RYA training courses available. 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 of each month. +66 81 374 2088 www.lions-club-patong.org

Skal International Phuket & South Thailand. Monthly dinners, usually with speaker. www.skalphuket.org

Phuket Hash House Harriers. Regular hash every Saturday. Tinmen Hash (male only) 1st Wednesday of each month. Iron Pussy Hash (female only) 2nd Wednesday of each month. Puying Hash (for families) middle Sunday each month. Kamala Koma Hash (mixed adults) last Tuesday each month. www.phuket-hhh.com

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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Online table reservations by IMAGE asia Our restaurant table booking service is growing fast. The restaurants featured below are those where online booking was already activated, or was in the process of activation, when we went to print. There may be more restaurants featuring our online booking by the time you read this.

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Scan the QR code at the bottom of this page to access our online booking service – where you will discover some great SPECIAL OFFERS from partner restaurants! Just hit the BOOK NOW button and you’re on the way to some great Phuket dining!

Phuket City

Mid-Island (Cherngtalay, Bang Tao, Kamala, Surin, Koh Kaew, Boat Lagoon, Royal Phuket

Blue Elephant

Marina & Mai Khao)

Cooking Schools / Thai

South East (Cape Panwa, Chalong, Rawai & Nai Harn) The Cove Phuket Fusion/Mediterranean / International / Seafood & BBQ / Thai Flip Side International Mangosteen Restaurant Fusion/Mediterranean / Thai Mom Tri´s WOK PAGODA Asian / Fusion/Mediterranean / Thai Nikita's International / Seafood & BBQ / Thai Rossovivo Italian

Dee Plee Kenny Rogers Roasters Metzo's Plum Prime Steakhouse Sala Phuket Seafood at Trisara Sunset Grill

The Royal Kitchen

Kata/Karon @ Beach Bar & Restaurant Baluchi COAST Beach Club & Bistro The Cove El Gaucho Mare Italian Restaurant MINT Mom Tri's Kitchen Orient Asia Roy Dee Secret Cliff Two Chefs Karon Beach Two Chefs Kata Beach Two Chefs Kata Center

Thai International / Italian / Steaks & Grills Fusion/Mediterranean / Seafood & BBQ / Steaks & Grills Steaks & Grills Asian / International / Italian / Thai Seafood & BBQ / Thai Fusion/Mediterranean / Seafood & BBQ / Steaks & Grills

Fusion/International Indian Fusion/Mediterranean / Seafood & BBQ / Steaks & Grills Asian International / Seafood & BBQ / Steaks & Grills / Thai Italian Fusion/International / International / Italian / Thai Eurasian / Thai Asian / Thai International / Steaks & Grills / Thai International / Italian / Seafood & BBQ / Thai International / Thai International / Thai International / Thai

Patong/Kalim Indian / Italian Baluchi Eurasian / Seafood & BBQ The Bistro Borsalino Ristorante International / Italian / Thai Bubbles Restaurant Thai / International The Crab House Asian / Chinese / Thai etHo's Restaurant and Lounge Fusion/Mediterranean / International / Seafood & BBQ Thai Kantok Naina Restaurant Seafood & BBQ / Steaks & Grills / Thai Roof Top Steak House Steaks & Grills The Royal Kitchen Chinese Thai Straits Dining Two Chefs Patong International / Thai

Roy Dee

Nikita’s

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