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Boating

20 Azimut Yachts: A gutsy, state of the art craft with ultimate charm

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Freshly brewed: Old Phuket’s ‘kopitiams’

Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

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Azimut Yachts

Laid-back Lanta

Dining

34 Hot food promotions. Don’t miss out! 37 Recipes and signature dishes from Phuket’s top chefs 73 Restaurant table booking –SPECIAL OFFERS

TRAVEL

42 Resort review: Mom Tri’s Villa Royale 48 Laid-back Lanta: A trip back into ‘what was’ life on the ‘Island of Long Beaches’

LEGAL MATTERS

60 Check who you do business with... 62 Due diligence

PHUKET LIVING 28 30 64 72

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BEACHES

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INFORMATION.PHUKET'S bEACHES

What's your favourite beach?

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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

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63 A4

Patong Beach

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Karon Nui

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88 E4

Karon Beach

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31 D6

Kamala Beach

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9

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Tri Trang Beach

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122 G4

74 e4

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Kata Beach

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Nai Harn 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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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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12-15 JULY

19-23 JULY

Architect & Engineering Exhibition 2017. An exhibition of construction tools and materials and architectural design and décor items comprising a wide range of products and technology. www.pic-phuket.com

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Held 19-23 July, this is the first event in the annual Asian Yachting Grand Prix and comprises 4 days of yacht racing off Phuket’s south coast, with dinner parties most nights. Expect 35-40 boats from all over Asia and approximately 400 international participants. The legendary regatta parties ensure nobody leaves Phuket without having a fantastic regatta experience. www.phuketraceweek.com

Exhibition @ Royal Phuket City Hotel

13-16 JULY

Racing @ Phuket Yacht Club Multihull Solutions Regatta 2017. The Regatta is open to all multihulls (catamarans and trimarans) with a length overall of greater than 6 meters that are acceptable to the Race Committee. Registration is on the evening of Thursday the 13th with racing on Friday through Sunday. Awards ceremony and party on Sunday. www.phuketyachtclub.com

Racing @ Cape Panwa Hotel

JULY (DTBC)

Cultural event @ Kathu Village Kathu Street Culture Festival is a rather new event compared to other well-known festivals on the island but it’s getting popular and draws a bigger and bigger crowd each year. Spectators will enjoy checking out the street stalls, stage shows, live music, exhibitions and Thai traditional children’s games.

3-8 AUGUST

Culinary @ Banyan Tree Phuket 2 Star Michelin Chef at Banyan Tree Phuket. Experience the Michelin-starred cooking mastery of “Brutally Seductive” and “Dishes of the Gods” cooking from German born Chef Stefan of ECCO Restaurant. Seats are limited. Email fb-phuket@banyantree.com or call +66 76 372 400 ext. 5463.

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6 AUGUST

Marathon @ Sapan Hin, Phuket City Bangkok Airways Phuket Marathon. Starting from Saphan Hin, runners will enjoy an early morning jog towards Cape Panwa and the sunrise. This route is designed for participants to get to see different sights apart from the beach in Phuket. info@teelakow.com www.teelakow.com

AUGUST (DTBC)

Cultural event @ Bang New Shrine, Phuket City 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; turtle cakes are the most popular offerings.

3 SEPTEMBER

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

20-28 OCTOBER

Cultural event @ Phuket Town The Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a colourful event held over a 9-day period in October, celebrating the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. Over the years the festival has grown and developed into a spectacular annual event attended by thousands, with participants flying in from China and other Asian countries.

3 november

Festival @ All locations Loy Krathong It’s a peaceful and significant festival of lights. Participants release pre-prepared candlelit floating vessels that they have filled with symbolic emblems. The event marks the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar.

Patong

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Triathlon@ Laguna Phuket The Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia’s premier destination triathlon featuring a 1.8km swim, 55km bike and 12km run through spectacular tropical scenery. Over the past 20 years this race has attracted thousands of athletes from all agegroups, as well as triathlon legends Mark Allen, Greg Welch, Craig Alexander, Paula Newby-Fraser, Michelle Jones, Chris McCormack and Chrissie Wellington, to name just a few. www.lagunaphukettriathlon.com

Photo by Guy Nowell

3-9 december

Regatta @ Kata Beach Resort The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is Asia’s biggest regatta. Inaugurated in 1987 to celebrate the 60th birthday of the late King Rama IX of Thailand, the event has been held every year during the first week of December. www.kingscup.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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PHUKET LIVING.Helicam

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...a whole new world ADVERTORIAL

Helicam mapping & 3D models Helicam 2D maps & 3D models are helping all sorts of businesses for a variety of different purposes. Developers benefit from accurate maps for planning and measurments. Using the Helicam aerial drone provides orthophotos (geotagged photography) giving a high accuracy map great for taking site measurments and calculations. Use a Helicam 3D model to understand the topography of your terrain. Virtual reality lets you fly around your site model and discover the best views from any points. Take your architect's concepts and place them within the virtual environment to discover the new reality. For existing projects 3D models can also be created of your house interior or yacht by scanning from the inside out. Helicam's new laser scanner can quickly put together a walk-through tour with 3D model – a perfect virtual tool for showcasing your property for sales or rentals. Scanning can take from just a few hours, depending on size. So whether you are developing / mapping / promoting or selling call Helicam. Contact Helicam Co Ltd on: 087 2810451, www.helicam.asia Helicam Co., Ltd Phil : +66 87 281 0451, : +66 89 874 7464 info@helicam.asia www.helicam.asia 109 B1

Existing buildings / villas or yachts are scanned from inside out using laser scanner Helicam's drone will map your site by using a pre-programmed route at a set height. Imagery is stitched together with geotaged reference points for hi)gh accuracy.

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SOCIAL

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SOCIAL scene.WHAT WAS ON IN PHUKET

Cava and Spanish wine nigth with Freixenet @ Lobby Bar, Banyan Tree Phuket Full moon party with Bermudos @ XANA Beach Club

Musical Drama (SPY NOIR) Maikhao Dream Villa Resort & Spa

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner @ Catch Beach Club

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Laguna Marathon - Meet the Press @ Market Place, Angsana Laguna Phuket

Mastery of Artisan pizza by chef Pasqualino Barbasso @ Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach

Kata Rocks ‘Collective Series 9, Organic Gastronomy’

Renaissance Phuket 6th global day of discovery @ Renaissane Phuket

Best Rosé for Thailand 2017 by James Suckling @ THE NAI HARN Phuket

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ADVERTORIAL

“A gutsy, state of the art craft with ultimate charm.�

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legance and guts are the distinctive features of the Azimut S Collection, the ultimate worldwide benchmark for sports yachts. The new Azimut 77S, making its official debut along the Cannes wharf during the Cannes Boat Show, provides a perfect example of this philosophy, thanks to its aggressive styling ideally balanced by its classy design. Thanks to its sophisticated technological solutions, even its fuel consumption provides a pleasant surprise. The new Azimut 77S once again displays the vertical bow and the steel shield of the 55S, a true commercial success story with over 40 crafts sold since its launch two years ago. The 77S seems fated to match that success, with four boats ordered before the official launch. What sets the Azimut 77S apart from all others are two very exclusive features: the pivoting stern platform and the double open air area, one fore and one aft. The first, with its 8sqm, is perfect to launch

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every kind of water toy (a 3.85 m long jet tender, a jet ski, or alternatively 2 SeabobCayagoF7s), but it’s also a marvelous private beach where you can relax just a few inches away from the water while enjoying absolute privacy. There are also two very spacious open air living areas on board the Azimut 77S. The traditional aft cockpit with a sunbathing area of 8sqm, a dining table for as many as eight and a kitchen-bar area with a BBQ, fridge and icemaker. To enjoy all the shade you might require there’s also a very effective electrically powered soft-top. The fore cockpit is an eating and relaxation area that is utterly secluded even when docked and exciting during navigation. Here too there’s an eight-person sofa, a coffee table and all the space needed to relax in the sun, or in the shade thanks to an electrohydraulic bi-mini cover. All of the main deck is laid out on one level, from the cockpit right up to the staircase that leads into the night quarters. One is completely surrounded by

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natural light thanks to the two large windows and the vast crystal entrance door, which is just short of 9ft wide and made out of three segments that fold away into the starboard bulwark, so that the living room and cockpit can become a single environment. The brightness is further increased and made utterly unique by the broad prow facing windscreen and especially by the sliding glass roof. The Design and décor created by Carlo Galeazziexploit gloss Zebranowood essences and leather details, all produced by the best Italian craftsmen. ‘Ocean Drive’ design decorative panels are effective: their uniqueness lies in its distinctive “embossed” structure, with three-dimensional effect.

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On the lower deck the master suite is in the centre of the vessel and exploits to the full the maximum beam of the 77S. The luminous and breath-taking view over the water is guaranteed by the bulwark windows, characterisedby six squared glass panels in traditional Azimut S style. The furnishings highlight the colour contrasts between the Zebranowood essences, the pale ivory lacquering on the furniture and the sand coloured fabrics. The large exclusive bathroom on the right and the walk-in wardrobe complete the suite. The fore VIP cabin with a traditional lay-out and a private bathroom offers two guest cabins, both with separate beds and ceilings over 6ft 6’’ high.

The positioning of the kitchen, also on the lower deck, but set well apart from the night quarters, is extremely ingenious. Its facilities include a four-plate glass ceramic hob, microwave, grill, dishwasher and a 281 litre capacity fridge, best in class for dimensions and functionalities. All appliances are made by Miele. A fully equipped storage has been installed beneath the floor panels which can house all stores required for a medium to long range cruise Besides the main piloting station in the saloon, the Azimut 77S has a second open air piloting station on the sport fly. Integrated within the external sporting line of the craft there’s a 10sqm deck equipped with a cockpit with double seating and a sunbathing area that can be converted into a front facing sofa.

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Technical characteristics Length overall (incl. pulpit) 23.6 m (77’ 5”) Hull length (incl. platform) 23.54 m (77’ 2”) Beam at main section 5.48 m (17’ 11”) Draft (incl. props at full load) 1.64 m (5’ 5’’) Displacement (at full load) 58 t Engines 3 x 900 mHP (662 kW) VOLVO D13 - IPS 1200 Maximum speed 35 knots Cruising speed 28 knots Fuel capacity 4.000 l (1.056 US gls) Water capacity 1.100 l (290 US gls) Cabins 4 + 2 crew Berths 8 + 3 crew Head compartments 4 + 1 crew Building material GRP Keel V-shape with angle of deadrise 14° aft Exterior styling & concept Stefano Righini Interior Designer Carlo Galeazzi Builder Azimut Yachts

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TIDE TABLES

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2.9

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1.6

1.2

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1.3

1.8

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2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

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1.9

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.3

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28

2.5

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2.8

2.7

2.5

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1.4

1.3

1.4

1.7

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2.6

2.7

2.6

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1.5

1.4

1.4

1.6

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2.4

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1.6

1.6

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Mija Galeon 460Fly ADVERTORIAL

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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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

: +66 76 283112 Fax: +66 76 283113 Email: hans@hansboat.com Web: www.hansboat.com Post Office

To Airport

Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. School

To Phuket City

CHALONG CIRCLE

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CHALONG BAY

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Honda Jazz (S)

THB 460,000

Toyota Vios (E)

Mazda 2 Maxx Sport

THB 325,000

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THB 340,000

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: Gray, 2007, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 93,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2011, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 45,xxx KM.

Nissan Sylphy (S)

Honda Civic (E)

Honda HRV (EL)

THB 465,000

THB 599,000

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: Blue, 2013, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, BT, Cruise Control, 33,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.

Nissan Juke (V)

Toyota Fortuner TRD

Hyundai Grand

THB 580,000

THB 995,000

THB 890,000

PRE-OWNED: White, 2014, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, BT, 61,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: 4WD, White, 2014, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, Cruise Control, 54,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Starex VIP, White, 2012, 2.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, DVD, USB, 132,xxx KM.

Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Nissan Navara (LE)

Toyota Vigo

THB 850,000

PRE-OWNED: 4WD, Black, 2013, 3.2 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, BT, 67,xxx KM.

THB 365,000

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2007, 2.5 Manual, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 158,xxx KM.

THB 630,000

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2012, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, DVD, BT, 89,xxx KM.

Only the best cars - only the best service.

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PTT

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Thepkasattree Rd.

To Airport

Baan Lipon School

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

CAR FOR SALE

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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t 40 years old, and from a privileged Peranakan background, she would pass for 30 but even more astounding is that her metabolic age – an accurate gauge of physical wellbeing – is a staggeringly low 15 years.

She attributes much of this fitness to one of her less public passions – long-distance running. Phuket, with its triathlons, marathons, fun runs and trail runs, is a hub for these activities. Never one to shirk a challenge, Kiranee decided to embrace this arduous sport. With commendable marathons and ultramarathon runs, she then graduated to even greater distances – completing 66km south-to-north and 100km circuit of the island. She has also tackled sections of the Great Wall of China, New York City Marathon, Vietnam Mountain 70km and Madrid ‘Corre por Madrid 10,000’.

As if that’s not enough, Kiranee is an enthusiast of ‘trail running’, where participants run and hike, usually off road, through natural terrain. As if that’s not enough, Kiranee is an enthusiast of ‘trail running’, where participants run and hike, usually off road, through natural terrain. Support comes from Kiranee’s husband who, as a ‘sky runner’ confronts a different kind of challenge – in rarified Pyrenean airs and elsewhere. Running gives her, she says, an opportunity for meditation. It also means she can pass on her knowledge to other athletes via a few blogs aimed at the running community in Thailand. That desire to help and communicate is central to Kiranee’s compassionate philosophy. Education is a longstanding and abiding passion. It’s in her blood. She is the third generation of her family to own and head Thalang Wittaya Kindergarten and Primary School, a local private establishment which has now split into two separate entities. Very successfully. The kindergarten section, her cherished ‘baby’, has 300 pupils; the elementary school 500. With her passion to contribute to her hometown, she aims to develop the schools to become part of the community and integrate knowledge of the ‘Sufficiency Economy Philosophy of King Rama IX’ into all curriculum and learning activities. She is always concerned about selecting properly qualified and dedicated staff to develop healthy and happy children in the local community. For all her preoccupation with excellence, the school fees are extremely competitive. The profit motive is not all-consuming; ‘profit’ and ‘competition’ are not dominant words in Kiranee’s vocabulary – she’s much more concerned about co-operating and interacting with other schools in Phuket and to share ideas and experiences. In short to improve the learning experience of children. I was amazed to discover that she also plays a role in the Young Business and Professional Association of Thailand – Phuket Chapter to organise a three-year ‘Take Less Give More Camp’ project for 100 inter-high school students in Phuket. One of the highlight activities during 2016 was the beach cleanups, where children not only learn through practical experience about the spoiling of our environment, and but then create artwork from the objets trouvés – cigarette lighters for example – that they have collected. http://www.windowonphuket.com/ windowonphuket.com

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Supercharged heroine by Window Watcher After their small exhibitions at the end of the project, then their pieces of arts were given away asa souvenirs to other public schools in the community to create more social awareness about caring for the environment. Kiranee’s major ongoing projects reflect her extraordinary catholicity of interests and social conscience. A devotee of the late King’s ‘Sufficiency Economy’ and some Royal Projects, she is, for example, a consultant to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, involved in promoting Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animals A ct B.E.2557 (2014). Her passion for animal welfare is reflected in her involvement with the Soi Dog Organisation as a Vice President. She’s also Chairman of the Private Education Association of Phuket – which means regular meetings with owners of the island’s other private educational institutions in order to improve standards and services. She’s also a head committee member of the Young Business and Professional Women’s Associations of Thailand – Phuket Chapter. As if that’s not enough for our supercharged heroine, Kiranee is a part-time lecturer at both the Prince of Songkla University and Phuket Rajabhat University, where she can pass on her extensive knowledge of promotional and business practice, an expertise honed during her past career of more than 10 years in hi-tech manufacturing and automotive industry background, plus intercultural experience working in global corporates in both USA and Asia. Kiranee now has come back and settled herself in her hometown – Phuket, for already eight years and giving back to the community has become a strong obsession.

The profit motive is not all consuming; ‘profit’ and ‘competition’ are not dominant words in Kiranee’s vocabulary. But perhaps Kiranee’s best known contribution to Phuket society resides in her vaunted role both as public speaker and MC of many prestigious events nationwide. Everyone knows her as Khun Joiy. Not only is she the founder of Unique Organization Development & Consulting Co., Ltd., which specialises in organisational action research and human capital development to hi-tech industry and manufacturing clients, mostly in Eastern Seaboard towns of Chonburi and Rayong, she is herself a regular performer, an expert at forging links with her adoring audience. She remembers with affection such gatherings as 12,000 runners and audience at The National Stadium in Bangkok for the Thailand 10K Championship 2017, the Bangkok Triathlon 2016 and The International Gastronomy Symposium 2017, with candidates from all over the world. She is as also a news anchor for National Broadcasting Service of Thailand (NBT) Channel 11. Kiranee’s enthusiasm, social conscience and sheer zest for living is extraordinary. The island is indeed fortunate to have her on board. Little wonder, then, that in 2015 she was voted one of Phuket’s ‘seven most inspirational people and was recently recognised at national level by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security as one of the 20 most inspiring people under the campaign: “Inspired Women, Inspiring Others” in August 2016.

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Discovering Phuket’s Kopitiam inspired Coffee

Shops in the Heart of THE Old Town

It is no secret that Phuket is a well-known tropical island destination which boasts stunning beaches, verdant nature and a wide variety of water-based activities. However, to really appreciate the island to its fullest extent you need to move away from the beaches and venture into the ‘Old Town’ district.

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Charming Old Town's Sino-Portuguese buildings with wooden shutters

Famous for its Sino-Portuguese architecture, pastel shophouses with wooden shutters and local charm, the Old Town district also plays host to an eclectic mix of unique coffee shops that draw on the days of yesteryear, filledwith worn family heirlooms and antiques. Gathering inspiration from the traditional kopitiams of the region, Phuket Old Town’s new breed of coffee shops are definitely worth exploring. Coffee culture is no stranger to Southeast Asia, and simple coffee shops known as kopitiams are still alive and well in the region. A kopitiam is a traditional coffee shop that serves easy meals and beverages. Kopi is a Hokkien word for coffee and tiam is a Hokkien word for shop; menu options often include a variety of coffees, teas and simple dishes such as eggs on toast. The coffee shops in the Old Town district have taken this tradition to heart and expanded upon it with an innovative twist.

Coffee culture is no stranger to Southeast Asia, and simple coffee shops known as kopitiams are still alive and well in the region.

Traditional strong Phuket coffee

Chances are that while exploring the Old Town district, you will need to stop at some point at a cafe to refuel. This is the perfect opportunity to explore Phuket’s creative take on traditional kopitiams, while enjoying local desserts and coffee varieties.

Bookhemian 2521 is a cool coffee shop with creative drinks and a collection of books and independent movies

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Dotted amongst the endearing shophouses of Thalang Road is a scattering of vintage-inspired coffee shops that not only function as a respite from the island’s tropical climate, but also provide the perfect space to sit, relax and enjoy a freshlybrewed cup of coffee – not to mention the opportunity to meander around these Sino-Portuguese shophouses that typify the Phuket Old Town district.


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The Old Town coffee shops feature interesting interiors, including family heirlooms, antiques, one-of-a-kind artworks and loads of ‘vintage style’. The atmosphere is eclectic and the shops are fun to explore while sipping on a coffee

...it is quite cool to browse the family heirlooms and antiques that decorate these coffee shops

The interiors of these coffee shops only enhance the already timeless environment. For the tourist in Phuket, it is quite cool to browse the family heirlooms and antiques that decorate these coffee shops. In most of, the walls are lined with old family photographs depicting early life in Phuket. As many of the coffee shops in the Old Town district are owned by local families, a good number of the photographs that line the walls are of original Chinese immigrants that settled on the island during the tin mining days, married into local Thai families and made Phuket their home.

Old world flair enhances the charm of the coffee shops on Thalang Road

Keep this in mind while you explore these coffee shops, as many of the family heirlooms and antiques were brought from China to Thailand in those days. These personal touches really add personality and charm to the coffee shops as well as making for great photo opportunities. Experiences like this provide a quirky sneak peek into the history and culture of not only the coffee shop, but also Phuket. After you have the chance to explore the coffee shops, do take a seat and try some of the local coffee varieties that are on hand. Although it is typical to find the world-famous drinks such as lattes, cappuccinos and espressos, it is recommended that you try a local take on worldwide coffee favourites. Many of Phuket Old Town’s coffee shops source beans that are both grown and roasted in northern Thailand.

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I46 Old Town, 46 Krabi Road

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Macchiato House and Cakebox Taitong Café

Mostly Arabica from the north or Robusta beans from the south, the coffee used in Phuket is full flavoured and top notch. The real fun begins once the beans have been ground and brewed. With creative presentation clearly in mind, the Old Town coffee shop baristas conjure up delights that draw on Phuket’s local abundance of coconuts, lemongrass and even ‘butterfly pea flowers’. The results give basic coffee drinks a tropical twist, all while providing the caffeine boost that so many travellers need and crave. If you are looking for something less tropical and a bit less fancy, for coffee lovers it is impossible to leave the island without trying Phuket-style coffee. Known simply as ‘kopi’, Phuket-style coffee features a strong shot of espresso served in a glass mug with sweetened condensed milk and sugar cubes on the side. When mixed together, the coffee takes on a creamy consistency and varying shades of black and brown. Kopi is thick, rich, sweet and packs a powerful caffeinated punch. A must-try for coffee connoisseurs on holiday in Phuket.

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Rich in history, Phuket’s Old Town district provides the perfect setting for Phuket’s evergrowing canvas of modern coffee shops and vintage-inspired kopitiams. Coffee culture is alive and well on the island, and while the choice of coffee shops is plenty, it is the unique presentation of drinks and the charming décor of the Old Town district’s coffee shops that will keep you coming back for more.

The baristas aim to please and the Old Town coffee shops serve up some great drinks, including Toasted Marshmallow Iced Coffee, Iced Latte, Thai Iced Tea and traditional Kopi. All delicious and unique in their own way

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Experience the finest cuts of meat grilled to perfection; beef, lamb, pork, duck, chicken, salmon, tiger prawns and seafood kebab. Every Friday from 6.30-10pm at Rim Talay restaurant. +66 76 340106-14 ext. 85.

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Enjoy western set menu only 550 baht Net per person: • Grilled Beef Sirlion with red wine sauce • Caesar Salad with Chicken • Pumpkin Cream Soup with Bread Crouton • Banana Fritter with Ice Cream Attentive service in a romantic and sensual atmosphere right on Kata Beach. You wouldn’t want to miss it. Reservation call +66 76 360300.

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Quality dining restaurant offering stunning view of the Andaman Sea and featuring a delicious Buffet seasoning promotions or Mediter-Asian menu with emphasis on fresh products and creative presentations. 6.30 - 9.30pm +66 76 372 299. Hansha Japanese sushi bar @Reflection The Nai Harn Phuket

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DINING.NIKITA’S

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

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

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Beetroot & Licorise ideas by @ Tré at Banyan Tree Phuket Beet microwave sponge cake Ingredients 100g ground almonds | 90g boiled beets | 160g egg whites |100ml egg yolks | 55g sugar | 80g allpurpose flour Method Process all ingredients in a blender. Strain & pour in cream. Blend well & refrigerate for few hours. Make cuts in base of each plastic cup. Blend and fill 1/3 of plastic cup. Cook for 40 seconds in microwave; place cups upside down until cooled. Beetroot jelly Ingredients 600ml beetroot juice | 4 sprigs thyme | 10 tbsp sherry vinegar | 5g sugar | 15pcs gelatin leaves Method Add ingredients together & set aside in suitable tray and set. Cut in perfect cubes. Beetroot Sorbet Ingredients 10g liquorice powder | 200g sugar| 150ml water | 320ml beetroot juice | 60ml liquid glucose | 25ml sherry vinegar | 2 gelatin leaves | Method Place sugar & water into a medium sized pan to make syrup. Remove from heat. Add sugar syrup to beetroot juice, sherry vinegar, liquorice & glucose. Soften gelatin by soaking in cold water, squeeze excess water & add to beetroot mix. Sous vide endive Ingredients 300ml orange juice | 6 sprigs thyme | 50ml grape seed oil | 2 pcs crushed cardamom | ½tsp crushed coriander seeds | pinch salt Method Put endive flat in sous vide bag. Add the citrus liquor. Vac pack & cook at 80c until soft.

About the chef Chef Kreaton Cutajar Originally from Malta, Chef Kreaton has more than 17 years culinary experience prior to joining Banyan Tree Phuket in January 2016. He has worked for two Michelin-starred restaurants and for celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Demetre in London. Chef Kreaton focuses on details, using molecular and modern technique in food preparation, saying that he loves “anything that involves fresh ingredients!” Tré at Banyan Tree Phuket 19 D6 (opens from October-April) www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailand-phuket-resort http://www.windowonphuket.com/ windowonphuket.com

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DINING.PLUM PRIME STEAKHOUSE / VANILLA SKY BAR

PLUM Prime Steakhouse / Vanilla Sky Bar Steakhouse / Tapas Bar Plum 6-11.30pm (Closed Mondays) 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! Daily Happy Hour: Get 30% discount on all drinks, except wines, champagnes and super premium spirits, from 5:30-6:30 pm. Experience Cape Sienna and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view… Book now

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Mom Tri’s Villa Royale The Edenic vision of an artist by Window Watcher

Imagine you’re a guest in a private home owned by a Thai aristocrat with royal connections and exquisite tastes in everything from fine wines and food to rare objets d’art. To complete the picture, the property nestles in a uniquely dramatic seaside location – amid landscaped tropical gardens, sculpted pools and koi carp ponds – perched on a rocky promontory above the Andaman Sea. No idle pipe-dream this; such a hideaway actually exists. Villa Royale was created by celebrated Thai artist and architect Mom Luang Tridothsyuth Devakul (‘Mom Tri’ to his friends), and a descendant of King Rama IV. Originally

created as his summer residence – a single-storey thatched villa – it now offers, as the name implies, a ‘truly royal experience’ for those fortunate to enjoy its lavish and diverse charms. Unsurprisingly, Villa Royale has won many global awards as one of the world’s leading small luxury hotels. Villa Royale is small no more. Since its conception, it has been expanded to 42 suites in 12 distinctive styles. All boast spacious living areas, plus balconies and terraces which enable each and every guest to appreciate the panoramic views across Kata Noi Bay. The use of natural materials is in evidence everywhere: wood ceilings

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and mirror frames. The roofed, semi-circular balcony has matching sunbeds and lofty views above the treetops to the lush headland beyond the bay.

and floors, bamboo tiles and screens, rattan furniture. Outside, the terraces and linking pathways feature unglazed terracotta tiles inset with brown pebbles. The overall effect is one of mellow warmth. Each interior, moreover, is lovingly furnished and decorated: a living space graced both by contemporary landscape paintings, antiques and Chinese-inspired images. Suite Four, for example, formerly Mom Tri’s home, is dominated by a huge, six-panelled painting above the bed. A range of residences are available, all offering total privacy. The Kata Suites have individual pools, while Pool Suites enjoy extra privacy with a spacious sitting room and – naturally – a private plunge pool. The resort has three communal pools, one with salt water and, if that’s not enough, the adventurous can experience one of the finest sand beaches on the island by following the winding steps down to Kata Noi Beach. Our penthouse suite, accessed by lift, is superbly appointed: a spacious bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, luxurious initialed bathrobes, as well as shampoos and gels whose containers can be reused in a gesture to the environment. The huge bed is luxurious and bedecked with orchid blooms. Everything is colour-coordinated: even the waste bin blends with the elegant lamp plinths

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The sense of being at one with nature is palpable. Everywhere Mom Tri’s eco-friendly vision has meant the retention of mature trees – huge sea almonds, banyans and sand-loving stilt palms, supplemented by plantings of foxtail, Macarthur, fishtail and fan palms. Low growing plants: scheffleras, heliconias, polyscias, durantas, ginger, sea lettuce and even brugmansias flank the walkways and lawns. It’s entirely in character that Mom Tri should have invited his friend, celebrated botanist William Warren, to help landscape this rocky headland. The library, with its eclectic collection of books, bears his name. A short walk away, the Classic Ocean Wing offers yet more seclusion and luxury. Opened five years ago, the residences constitute the newest and most lavish addition to the resort. Like every Villa Royale suite, the six discrete living areas, all named after wines, and set amid lush greenery, have superb sea views and, wherever feasible, embody natural materials.

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It’s hard to believe that any other Phuket establishment can vie with Villa Royale’s wine list.

On the terraced lawns, ‘objets trouvés’ bear witness to an artist’s vision – an ancient bronze telescope, coloured buoys suspended from trees, driftwood sculptures. Steps lead down through a virgin jungle to the last of a series of wooden sun-decks. Huge seas pound a rampart of rocks sculpted over time into massive round forms by the relentless assault. Catch the happy hour from 6pm to 7pm in the relaxing atmosphere of the wood-lined Seashell Bar or Veranda Lounge, and sip a pre-dinner drink while listening to soothing guitar or piano. I enjoy a glass of classic Chablis, my partner a Corona beer, in the calm surroundings. The contrast with the wild nautical scene outside couldn’t be greater, as huge foam-laden breakers crash on to the rocks below. It’s so dramatic, we stay for over an hour. Superb wine is a prominent feature at Villa Royale. The resort has repeatedly won ‘Wine Spectator Awards for Excellence’, an accolade in no small measure due to sommelier Georges Ciret. In his wine cellar, maintained at a constant 17 degrees centigrade, there are more than 400 labels: everything from Grand Cru Bordeaux

to increasingly popular organic, biodynamic and even vegan wines, altogether from 19 different countries. Many of Georges’ recommendations are highlighted in the menus. It’s hard to believe that any other Phuket establishment can vie with Villa Royale’s wine list. While five-star restaurants are invariably blessed with impressive menus, Mom Tri ‘s is extra special. Two specialist chefs, Darren and Sura, have created an unusually extensive range of western and Thai dishes, each one accompanied by an inviting photograph and a description of the ingredients. I’ve never encountered a menu before where I yearned to sample so many exquisite offerings. The signature dishes, with a pronounced French and Italian accent, include rich and creamy rock lobster ravioli, crab soufflé, a succulent crab cannelloni, coq au vin, Mediterranean fish stew, risottos, gnocchi and chevre roulade. The tempura snapper offers a delectable Japanese touch. The braised beef cheek passed my partner’s taste test with flying colours. Chef’s suggestions include creamy geang pu sen mee (crabmeat in red curry with betel leaves), lamb kaprow (chops in garlic and basil), tom klong pla gao (grouper soup) and geang pla tuna (tuna with ginger and red ‘jungle’ curry. All this without even mentioning the range of inventive takes on classic Thai dishes. It’s well worth making the effort for breakfast: a veritable cornucopia of delights ranging from excellent coffee, home-baked breads to made-to-order eggs. Smoked salmon, crispy bacon, cold cuts, hash browns and sausages are regular offerings. There’s even a daily Asian option: crab fried rice or phad Thai, plus an array of fresh fruit and juices.

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Spa Royale, ‘a union of nature and luxury’, provides four different treatments. I opt for an essential oil-based massage, having chosen from four perfumed unguents. Chinese tea before and after completes a therapeutic experience which does wonders for my ancient frame. My partner enjoys a strong Thai massage called ‘Le Royale Release’. Naturally, the spa has private steam baths and soak tubs plus a well-equipped gym. Then there’s Wok Pagoda, Villa Royale’s sister restaurant, recently opened on a cliff side high above Chalong Bay, with panoramic views of Cape Panwa and verdant Andaman isles set in an azure sea. On a clear day one can see, if not for ever, all the way to distant Koh Phi Phi. A transfer service is provided for guests interested in a fresh dining experience with breathtaking marine vistas enjoyed from the restaurant’s two verandas. It’s not to be missed. Its teasing name, a conundrum I have managed to unravel, reflects the restaurant’s motif: a series of inverted bowls arranged on a pole to resemble the graduated storeys of a pagoda. Look closely and you realise that the bowls are real woks. Wok Pagoda. Hey presto! Wok Pagoda’s menu started life relatively small with the emphasis on shared dishes – Thai style. Now, reinvented by celebrated Chef Tummanoon, it is an ambitious affair – a delectable fusion of Thai, western and Asian recipes: 14 fish and seafood dishes, 12 meat and poultry, seven pasta, and four charcoal grill specials. Shared specials are still available. Try the superb pink snapper, pan-fried in white wine with tomatoes, capers and mushrooms. The crunchy signature salad with fresh greens, apple, grilled mushrooms, soft shell crab, smoked salmon and walnuts,

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plus a ‘secret’ dressing is a must. Likewise, the stir-fried boneless Grouper sanumpral – with herbs, roasted cashews and mushrooms. The ambience at Villa Royale is unique. Island attractions are all within easy reach: The Big Buddha, Phuket Town’s Sino-Portuguese architecture, the hustle of Patong, the temples of Chalong or Promthep Cape, the spectacular shows at FantaSea, and Siam Niramit. But there seems no good reason to leave this haven; everything is here. The warmth of the décor extends to staff members who are, to a person, uniformly friendly and charming. Throughout our stay, Khun Nidnoi was a wonderful guide and host. No wonder Villa Royale has a high proportion of guests returning year after year. The inhouse publicity states: “It is pleasurable having you as our guests,” an assertion that carries absolute conviction. Mom Tri’s Villa Royale 12 Kata Noi Rd., Kata Noi Beach, Phuket 83100 Tel: +66 76 333569 www.villaroyalephuket.com 109 A4 Wok Pagoda 32/78 M. 4 Chalong, Phuket 81330 Tel: +66 76 608899

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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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KOH PANYI

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KOH NOM SAO NOI KOH RAYA RING KOH PING KAN KOH MAK (JAMES BOND )

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PHANG NGA

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KOH CHONG LAT KOH NA KHAE KOH HONG

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KOH NAKAYA

KOH PHANAK

YACHT HAVEN MARINA

LEAM TAENG

KOH YAI

KOH BATANG

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KOH BOI NOI KOH DANG

KOH BOI YAI

KOH PHUDU YAI

KOH KUDU YAI

KOH RAI

LONG BEACH

KOH YAO NOI 2

AO PO GRAND MARINA

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KOH NAKHA NOI

KOH RUNG NOK

KOH SUP

KOH PHAE

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KRABI

KOH PAK BIA

KOH NUI

AO NANG

KOH YAO YAI

KOH YAMAN KOH SAMET KOH PODA

KOH RANG NOI KOH LIPI KOH RANG YAI

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KOH SI BOYA

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KOH KHAI NOK

HIN MUSANG SHARK POINT

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KOH MAITHON

KOH HAE

KOH KAEO NOI

KOH YUNG KOH MAI PHAI

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KOH DOKMAI

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KOH KAEO YAI

AO KRABI

KOH DAM HOK-DAM KHWAN KOH KHOM

KOH YAWASAM

KOH MAPHRAO

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AO NAMMAO

AO RAILAY

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KOH PHI PHI DON

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KOH RACHA YAI

KOH LANTA YAI KOH RACHA NOI

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Koh Lanta KOH HA YAI

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Laid back

Lanta

A Trip Back into ‘What Was’ Life on the ‘Island of Long Beaches’

Secluded, quiet and mellow, Koh Lanta is a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the busy, party prone ‘greater Phuket’ area. Pristine sandy beaches on the west coast, with tropical vegetation covering the relatively flat area of the island and the more mountainous tree hugging region to the south, the natural beauty of the island is mesmerising. Couple it with the fact that the island is home to only a small year-round population, with an influx of visitors during high season from November to April, and the island is truly a Shangri-la for those seeking a place to chill.

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Watch out for the macaque monkeys on the lookout for your valuables and whatever goodies in your bag they can eat.

We’re not talking the Robinson Crusoe experience… but forget the rat race and fast food outlets (in fact, Lanta holds only a handful of well-known convenience stores). Catch it soon though; much like Phuket and its nearer environs, it’s inevitable that a faster paced way of life is around the corner. The 30km long and 6km wide Koh Lanta Yai or ‘Big Lanta Island’, is the largest of the 52-island archipelago known as Mu Ko Lanta National Park that falls under the jurisdiction of Krabi province, southwest of Phuket, which is the primary destination for tourists.

So what is there to do on Lanta? By all means, get your fill of the beautiful beaches. There’s Klong Dao, the most popular beach, but by most standards not busy, with restaurants and stalls of various cuisines, bars and nighttime entertainment. The 4km‑long Pra Ae (Long Beach), with plenty of accommodation is more tranquil. Pristine Kantiang Beach, home to the island’s first boutique hotel, Pimilai Resort & Spa, surpasses all in terms of its seclusion and tranquility, while at the southern tip, there are few souls kicking sand and disrupting your tanning sessions…

The small town of Saladan at the northern tip, where the ferry pier is, is the liveliest, while the further south you go, the atmosphere is conducive to long walks along the stretches of sand and for viewing the island’s spectacular sunsets. Beach bars and restaurants are ready to quench your thirst and offer quick bites, as well as family or intimate meals as the sun shines or as the evening sets in.

The end of the road on the southwest of Lanta holds a national park of which Ta Nod Beach and Lighthouse are prominent features. A photogenic area, the small beaches are pristine, the public grounds well-manicured around the rangers’ station and restaurant and the surrounding forest brimming with exotic vegetation and animal life under a rich, thick canopy. Walk the 2km along the nature trail and spend the night in a tent to appreciate the unspoiled expanse. Oh, just watch out for the macaque monkeys on the lookout for your valuables and whatever goodies in your bag they can eat. Even the park rangers are mindful and on the run from these cute but persistent thieves! Keen to scuba dive or learn / upgrade your skills? There are several reknowned sites to discover, among which Hin Daeng and Hin Muang are noted to be amongst the best in the world. Lessons and tours can be booked in Saladan. Koh Rok Nok to the west of Lanta offers the deserted island experience: overnight accommodation and facilities are available with the chance to appreciate the remoteness and, above all, the land and marine life of the area.

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Escape into the magic of Lanta and CHILL on an island of natural beauty.

If you plan to travel to Koh Lanta in March, be sure to take in the Lanta Festival, which showcases traditional culture and features ceremonial demonstrations, performances, folk games and water sports competitions, as well as food booths serving local delicacies. Several services offer boat tours departing from the southern part of the east coast, thereby offering intrepid explorers the opportunity to discover areas even more off the beaten path. Lanta Longtail / Sun Island Tours, for example, offer unique tours by traditional longtail boat, including trips around Lanta and also to nearby islands, which include Koh Ngai and Koh Muk (with its absolutely stunning Emerald Cave, a sinkhole containing water that is flooded with sunlight and surrounded by jungle). Travel to other islands – Koh Ma, Koh Churk and Koh Kradan – can also be achieved by longtail boats and speed boats. On the main road that traverses the width of Lanta Island is the viewpoint that overlooks part of the east coast, the mainland and the channel separating the land bodies, as well as several smaller islands to the south. Stop and admire the view and get a fill of food and drink at one of the several restaurants perched there – then continue downhill through fields and farmland. Charming Lanta Old Town, on the east coast in the south of the island, was once Lanta’s port and commercial centre and is now the district capital. Stroll down the wide street and you’ll find waterfront buildings on stilts, constructed of dark timbers. This is the architectural style of the days several centuries ago when Chinese and Arab boats stopped enroute to trade goods with merchants in ports around the area, including Phuket to the northwest and destinations south such as the island of Penang in Malaysia. The area provides safe haven for boats from the high winds and seas during the monsoon season, while the long pier makes departure for, or arrival from, sea-going journeys possible at all-tides. Old Town has several fine restaurants and unique places to shop: Jumbo Hammock sells colourful and (very) comfortable cotton and waterproof hammocks suited for lying or sitting on, as well as storing stuff. These are woven by remote tribes in northern Thailand.

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How to get to Koh Lanta Arrival to Koh Lanta is by boat to Koh Lanta Noi and by road bridge from there to Koh Lanta Yai. Ferries run from Krabi, Phi Phi and Phuket several times a day during the high season from November through April / early May. Speedboats are also available. Boat services may be restricted during the monsoon season if the sea state is too dangerous. Transport is also available by personal vehicle or mini van via the car ferry.

Photo from amazinglanta.com / www.amazinglanta.com/ koh-lanta-bridge-open-22nd-april-2016

Most resorts have pickup trucks and mini vans that will transport passengers to and from the ferry pier or to prearranged destinations. Tourist services will provide a similar service. The best way to get around Lanta is to rent a motorbike. The going rate is 200 baht per day during the low season, but is slightly higher during the busier months between November and April. There are also tuk-tuks and motorcycle taxis, some of which have sidecars to transport more people. Note that it is advisable to agree on a price before setting off. Accommodation: Scores of places to stay that cater to tourists of all budgets scatter the beachfront of, or are within walking distance of, the nine beaches. There is also accommodation in Old Lanta Town and at the promontory on the southeast of the island. From the budget minded, and gung ho traveller wishing to get out on the road from early in the morning, to those seeking the comfort and pampering that a luxury hotel provides, there is a place to stay for everyone. “Escape into the magic of Lanta and CHILL on an island of natural beauty. “

Venture down to the southern tip of the island to the sea gypsy village, past small lookout restaurants, to the resort with its retro-style seating area on stilts. Take in the sea views and enjoy a well-deserved cold beer after a long journey! Beauty and diversity plus a balance of modernity and tranquility (with the emphasis being on the latter more mentally soothing element) characterise Koh Lanta Yai. Although the island may offer a greater appeal to an older, less party animal crowd, there are still activities to do for the more active. There is a nightlife on the island, just ask a local!

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

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Panoramic view of three pristine beaches – Tri Trang Beach, Patong Beach, and Freedom Beach. Project Concept: A relaxed style of living with a modern tropical concept, offering a radical new sense of living and appreciating Patong. A whole new chapter in accommodation, this exclusive condo reflects your lifestyle. Prices: start at 3 million baht. Concept: Viva is a low-rise condominium with ceiling heights up to three metres. Exceptional interior features have been selectively chosen to reflect a luxury lifestyle. This is a true sanctuary for the senses. Residents may enjoy access to many amenities including a saltwater swimming pool with Jacuzzi, a restaurant, a fitness centre, garden, as well as an outdoor parking area. Free Wi-Fi. A 24-hour security guard and CCTV cameras are also offered. Viva consists of four buildings with 65 units in total, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms ‌ Viva Patong is just for you.

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Space: Studio (one bedroom – en-suite bathroom) 29-34sqm. Deluxe (one bedroom – en-suite bathroom) 40-50sqm. Pool Access (two bedrooms – two bathrooms) 60-120sqm. Private Pool Villa (two bedrooms - three bathrooms) 80150sqm. Location: Viva is located in a prime area of Phuket with panoramic views of Patong, surrounded by many five-star luxury resorts. Viva enjoys sea views and is close by three beautiful beaches – Patong, Freedom, and Tri Trang. Bangla walking street and its world-famous nightlife, Patong Beach, and Jungceylon shopping complex are only five minutes away.

VIVA PATONG (Morakot Bay Development) Tri Trang Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket (Thailand) Tel: +66 84 545 8854 / +66 90 945 9444 Email: Sales@vivapatong.com www.facebook.com/vivapatong www.vivapatong.com

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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.

Phuket9 Co.,Ltd. 90/22 Moo 6, Chao Fah Road T.Chalong A. Muang Phuket 83130 Mr. Andrey Kozhushnyy Founder / CEO : +66 92 953 5654 (WhatsApp, Viber) www.rawaivipvillas.com 103 C4

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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, you’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)

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

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Check who you do business with... If you are a short or long term visitor to Phuket, you will discover that there isn’t a shortage of good opportunities for investment, but that there are also an abundance of scams too. Be cautious, take your time, observe, check, observe again – before making commitments. Hurry to say the least In a world where sound bites, short tweets, Facebook comments, We-Chat recorded voice instructions and emoticons are gradually permeating our lives both personal and professional at all levels, the basics of doing business can be forgotten. Using short form messages for all communications and business activities is also not advisable because – contrary to the principles of WhatsApp, Line, WeChat and Facebook Messenger – short and sweet is not always good.

The long con Recently in the news there has been a spate of ‘scam’ or, to use the legal term, ‘fraud’-based activities relating to business dealings. One such scam comprised a business person who used a Facebook page to sell fairly inexpensive products to a group of people. These products were reportedly marketed solely from the Facebook page and using Messenger. Following the build up of ‘trust’ by the purchasers of the products, the same business person then approached the group to ascertain if they would participate in a money lending scheme with attractive too-good-to-be-true terms. Having acquired their trust, the business person collected the monies, didn’t provide the returns, and simply disappeared. The victims were unable to identify the con artist, as they had all been communicating via Facebook and message systems only. They had not collected specific identification documents or address information on the person, yet they had sent monies – in aggregate a significant amount – to that person. Many con artists believe that what they do is not morally wrong, if people are greedy enough to make bad decisions...

The first successful project con Many developers who build a successful real estate project should be respected and rewarded for having gone through a difficult set of challenges. Unfortunately, in many packs of apples, there may be a bad apple or two. Some developers do not set out to scam their owners, but they become over-confident and over-extend themselves; then they may pass on their bad risk management decisions to buyers.

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Many developers will set up their marketing on the basis of one completed project, which they will represent as ‘successful’. They may set up multiple similarly branded projects and then persuade buyers that they are ‘on a roll’. They may even pay a contractor to start some foundation works, or for land clearance and superficial preparations to be made to their land to demonstrate that ‘works are underway’. Many times we have seen this model collapse, and expensive luxury-car-driving developers are suddenly humbled and must give up all control and assets to the bank that amazingly decided to lend them money for speculative sale projects. This is of course at the worst end of a spectrum in which there are many successes but, nevertheless, this is a reality of the business environment and, wherever possible, must be avoided at all costs.

What does ‘due diligence’ really mean? If you ask different lawyers from different law firms, you may receive similar lists, some longer than others. However, it is worth conducting an inexpensive ‘preliminary’ due diligence on who you are doing business with, before you even spend time, resources and monies on exploring a business investment opportunity, of any nature whatsoever – be it real estate, a joint venture into a potentially profitable food and beverage outlet, a hotel or a travel business. Here are some very basic checks: 1.

Google Results – has the person extensively deleted Google information under the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’. What was forgotten...?

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LinkedIn information – does this match up with other information provided, or are there conflicts? I remember some ex-staff of mine subsequently changing their profiles to represent they ‘managed’ the business I owned, when they were actually only junior employees. LinkedIn has no truth verification process.

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Department of Business Development online check.

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Department of Business Development physical check for more information on corporates.

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Litigation check of individual; corporates to idenfity cases filed in the court. This is a province-by-province check and the records are not necessary ‘national’ or updates as such. Therefore specific checks of the relevant court system are required.

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Asset check – land, shares. It is not possible to ascertain what land a person or company owns simply through a public check.

Summary Some people will conduct a quick Google search of someone, and forget that they might see what the other person wants them to see. Con artistry is as sophisticated as the technology we all use. Therefore, basic checks of information, comparing results and conducting diligent enquiry is an irreplaceable measure of caution that is unlikely to be replaced by any automated process anytime soon.

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


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Due diligence

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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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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.

By Frédéric Rétif (Legal advisor, Titulaire du C.A.P.A) Ake & Associates Ake & Associates is a law firm with in-depth experience in both civil and criminal law and regularly handles real estate transactions on behalf of Thai and foreign clients who want an experienced local law firm. 367/2 Yaowarat Rd., Talad Yai, Muang, Phuket. akelawyer@gmail.com, ake@golawphuket.com www.golawphuket.com : +66 76 355425 : +66 92 679 5999

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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.

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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, 3rd floor, Central Festival Phuket, Coliseum Paradise Multiplex, Phuket City and SFX Cinema, Jungceylon, Patong. See upcoming movies on page 17.

Sea canoes Sea canoes make a silent exploration of beautiful tidal sea caves and remote tropical coastlines, promoting alternative nonpolluting marine leisure activity. Professional guides and attention to safety standards make the whole delightful experience convenient and safe, even for young children.

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Phuket Thai Hua Museum Phuket’s oldest Chinese school, Thai Hua School, was built in 1911 and is now the Thai Hua Museum, a community and exhibition centre for Baba arts and culture, which came from China with the early immigrants. Some of the old schoolrooms still remain as they were, with old school desks and photographs of former students. Entrance is free. On Krabi Road, open Tues - Fri, 1-8pm; Sat & Sun 9am-8pm. 81 B4

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; suddenly you are airborne and looking down on mere mortals. The best place to give this a try is Laem Promthep right at the southern tip of Phuket.

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Wat Phra Tong is a popular attraction for both visitors and local residents. Phra Tong means ‘Golden Buddha’. One attraction is that the upper half of the golden Buddha image appears to sprout up from the ground. The image is known as ‘Phra Phut’. The temple, located on Thepkrasattri Road, 20 kilometres from Phuket City, also houses Wat Phra Tong Museum, which has a collection of ancient artefacts from Phuket locals.

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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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Thalang National Museum Built more than 20 years ago, it depicts scenes of times past with life-sized mannequins. The main tableau features the legendary Phuket Heroines, Lady Chan and Lady Mook, whose clever battle tactics saved the island from the invading Burmese forces in 1785. Another scene shows King Rama I honouring the sisters for their bravery and bestowing them with the titles Thao Thepkrassatri and Thao Srisunthorn. 37 C3

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EntertainmenT Choices patong DJ live performances @ Illuzion Show & Disco. Illuzion can suit a wide range of partygoers’ tastes. Standard dance club rocked by house music and special guest DJ live performances to Las Vegas-style shows performed by local and international professional dancers patong Dance and House music @ White Room Nightclub. The impressively large dance floor in the middle of the long room is filled with trendy young dancers grooving to a good mix of the latest R&B, hip hop, dance and house music patong DJs @ Hollywood Phuket. This remains one of the premium nightclubs in Phuket. Two separate rooms for partyers to enjoy, each playing different kinds of music. While it has resident Thai DJs, international names play here on a rotating basis

patong Haven for music lovers @ Café Del Mar Phuket. A 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

phuket city Live music @ Bebop Live Music Bar & Restaurant. A new place to hang out... a fresh and lively atmosphere for people to listen to jazz, soul, Latin, blues and pop. Live Music starts about 9:30pm

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 @ The Column Phuket. The house bands play a mix of international rock and pop hits as well as popular Thai music

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

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

Bangtao Jazz n’ Blues @ SALA Phuket. Live funky jazz n’ blues with happy hour and complimentary sunsets at SALA Phuket. +66 76 338888

phuket city DJs @ ZIMPLEX. A mixology laboratory – the brainchild of a very hip and artsy Thai couple – ZIMPLEX features DJs most nights of the week

patong Live music @ Tai Pan. Classic rock, and the latest dance hits every night with international singers

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Bar Bands @ Timber Hut. Typical Thai pub scene in Phuket Town; 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

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

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

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 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 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 a great location. Open every day 11pm- 3:00am

Regular eventS Phuket Yacht Club. Series 1 last race on 2 July. Series 2 Race 1 on 13 August, Race 2 on 27 August. 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 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

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, Thailand – The 12th Laguna Phuket Marathon welcomed almost 7,000 runners to the shores of Phuket for a record-breaking event. The sixth consecutive increase in participant turnout saw more than 50 countries taking part this year in what has become South East Asia’s leading destination marathon and Phuket’s largest annual sports event. Organised by Go Adventure Asia and hosted by Laguna Phuket, the run course is famous for its beauty, taking runners along quiet lanes in the North of the island, through Sirinat National Park and along Bang Tao beachfront before returning to Laguna Phuket and the finish line.

Nakajima Hiroki from Japan won the Marathon at the 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon

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Phuket Marathon took place 3rd and 4th June, 2017 and is organised by leading sports management company Go Adventure Asia with professional timing and results by Sportstats Asia, ensuring the highest of international standards. Dates are already set for next year – the 13th Laguna Phuket Marathon will take place 9th and 10th June, 2018. Go to www.phuketmarathon.com to book the Super Early Bird rates now! Phuket Marathon Co., Ltd Tel: +66 2 236 2931, info1@phuketmarathon.com www.phuketmarathon.com www.facebook.com/phuketmarathon. IMAGE asia is proud to support Laguna Phuket Marathon as a Media Partner.

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