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ISSUE 105 # JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2016

REGULARS 10 14 17 18 30 58 78 81

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

BOATING

34 Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous 38 INTERVIEW: Tayfun Koksal, the new GM at Royal Langkawi Yacht Club

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Adventures in the north Andaman daman Sea

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Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous

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Exploring Phuket City’s nightlife

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Romancing Hua-Hin

DINING

44 Hot food promotions. Don’t miss out! 46 Recipes and signature dishes from Phuket’s top chefs

TRAVEL

54 Unforgettable island adventures 60 Romancing Hua-Hin

LEGAL MATTERS

70 High season property tips

PHUKET LIVING 20 22 40 74 80

PROFILE: Roland Bleszynski Exploring Phuket City’s nightlife Mangosteen Resort and Spa – a tropical hideaway Your Phuket: things to do on the island Out on the town – where to find the best night out + clubs, associations and other regular expat happenings

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BEACHES

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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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Patong Beach

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Karon Nui

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Karon Beach

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Kamala Beach

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Tri Trang Beach

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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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WHAT’S ON. PHUKET EVENTS

5-8 JANUARY Boat show @ Royal Phuket Marina Phuket International Boat Show 2017 (PIMEX). The 14th PIMEX showcases marine and lifestyle products and services. This year will see the addition of complementary events and activities, including fashion shows, live bands and cooking classes, enhancing the visitor experience. This year there will be more emphasis on charter cruising, a comprehensive conference programme, a ‘Mariners Market’, and additional food outlets. www.phuketboatshow.com

Royal Langkawi International Regatta

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Regatta @ Royal Langkawi Yacht Club

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15th Royal Langkawi International Regatta. Not really Phuket, but popular with Phuket sailors. Marina/yacht club venue; free berthing for participants. Usually reliable medium-to-strong breezes with a combination of offshore, round islands and inharbour racing. Five days of racing and parties some evenings. www.langkawiregatta.com

The third Phuket Night Run 2017. Categories and fees: Night walk (3.2km.) 350 baht. Fun Run (5.6km.) 400 baht. Night Run (11.2km) 450 baht, children under 12 years 150 baht. 50 baht registration fee for charity to support medical equipment for bedridden patients in Phuket. www.phuketnightrun.com

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29 JANUARY Cycling Race @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club

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Phuket Classic Cycling Race. Exciting race around tropical Phuket! Cycle through lush jungle hills, along scenic roadways, and exotic coastlines. Choose from two different routes, a 45km ride or an advanced 106km ride. Entry fees: 45km – 800 baht and 106km – 1,000 baht. www.thanyapura.com

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15-19 FEBRUARY Regatta @ Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi The Bay Regatta. Join Thailand’s Fun Regatta with four days of great racing while visiting four stunning destinations. Fantastic parties and daily prize givings. www.bayregatta.com

FEB (DTB) Festival @ Old Phuket Town Old Phuket Town Festival 2017. Held in the heart of the Old Town on Thalang, Krabi and Phuket roads and along the famous Soi Romanee. Thalang Road and Soi Romanee will be converted into walking streets during the festival. Expect colourful entertainment including a Phuket Baba Light Show, a rickshaw tour around the streets, cultural parades, Chinese opera performances, Chinese folk dancing troupes and more. Activities start from about 3pm and run till midnight each day.

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FEB (DTB) Fair @ Chalong Temple Wat Chalong Fair 2017. Wat Chalong (Chalong Temple) Fair is the biggest of all temple fairs on the island and occurs at Chinese New Year every year. People attend for the shopping, games, food and fun. Clothing, bags, jewelery, flowers and plants and ceramics are just some of the things available for sale and there are entertainment areas with darts and shooting games, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds and playground areas. Many people pay respect at the temple which is brightly light and decorated for the festival.

19 MARCH Run @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club Supersports 10-Mile International Run 2017. Supersports and Thanyapura are organising the third edition of the Supersports 10-Mile International Run. The race spans over four distances: the signature 10-mile, 5-mile, 2-mile, and 500-metres for children aged 4-12 years. The event’s highlight features the 10-mile race, divided between men and women, into five age groups (15-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years and 60+ years). www.thanyapura.com

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SOCIAL

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SOCIAL SCENE.WHAT WAS ON IN PHUKET

BCCT ‘Phuket Business Dinner’ @ Amari Phuket Accor ‘Appreciation Night’ @ Novotel Phuket Phokeethra

Kenny Rogers Roasters Grand Opening

Opening Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Cooking workshop with Chef Renu @ Saffron Restaurant, Banyan Tree Phuket

Sala poolside cocktail party @ SALA Phuket

Supersport 10-mile International Run – Phuket press conference @ Thanyapura Dusit D2 Phuket Aria launch and signing ceremony

29th Anniversary Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket - ‘Charity Dinner’ @ Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket ‘NOVO tale’ by Novotel Phuket Resort re-opening party

Special dinner at AMOR Restaurant @ Novotel Phuket Phokeethra

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A wine journey through 3 continents @ Millennium Resort Patong

Sunday ‘Fun Brunch’ @ Xana Beach Club

Kata Rocks celebrates its 2nd anniversary with DJ José Padilla

‘Great Wines of Italy’ @ Reflections Rooftop Terrace, The Nai Harn Resort

Thailand Yacht Show @ Ao Po Grand Marina Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous @ Kata Rocks

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Roland Bleszynski Pride in performance

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oland Bleszynski is an unusual man: a mould-breaker who has maintained his core principles while establishing a successful career. He may move in the rarefied air of high-end business contracts, but unlike so many CEOs who have forged stellar careers after taking an MBA, Roland came into property development via a different route – civil engineering. He could have chosen to follow a more lucrative career in a big city atmosphere, but decided 16 years ago to work in the natural surroundings of Phuket. He loves life here and has no intention of leaving a climate which has, “365 days of summer and an uninterrupted growing season”. Above all, he hopes to assist Phuket to evolve and mature in the right way, without an overdose of “cheap and (not so) cheerful” apartment blocks. Managing Director of MontAzure, an award-winning resort and residential development at the north end of Kamala Beach, Roland has also long been MD of Abode Developments, a development management consultancy involved in real estate projects for foreign investors and property funds. But the MontAzure project is massive in scope. In combination with Narai Property, ARCH Capital management of Hong Kong and Philean Capital of Singapore, it aims to develop 454 rai of prime beachfront, valley and hillside land. The integrated scheme will include a hotel, Café Del Mar and five beach clubs, including the HQ Beach Lounge – in which we enjoyed lunch. In keeping with Roland’s environmental concerns, none of the properties will exceed 16 metres in height, so the tree line will not be compromised. He intends to retain the existing mature woodland and, since the surrounding hills form a natural watershed, to install a system of rainwater harvesting. Planned in three phases, the first two will be Twinpalms Residences and The Estates at MontAzure. The area extends from the shoreline to deeply wooded hillsides – today wreathed in mist.

He hopes to assist Phuket to evolve and mature in the right way, without an overdose of “cheap and (not so) cheerful” apartment blocks. You could say that Roland’s amazing energy, curiosity and zest for life comes from his parentage – a Chinese-New Zealand mother and a Polish father who emigrated to the UK, served in World War II, and then married and settled in Regina, Canada. If you believe in the genetic precept of hybrid vigour, then Roland exemplifies it. At 45, he’s slim and fit. His doctorate in civil engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada’s leading academic establishment, focused on environmentally sustainable materials and engineering systems, with emphasis on the use of locking away industrial byproducts in construction materials. Such expertise is of particular relevance in his present role. But Roland has a profound interest in so many aspects of living: how things look and work, how we can protect our heritage, how to create beautiful residential spaces as well as how best to use natural and durable materials.

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To walk into his ‘HQ’ (as he calls it) is to enter an ambience where everything is on show or to hand for the would-be investor or villa buyer. Nothing is left to chance. There are architectural scale models of all phases of the proposed development along with televisions with touch-screen images and relevant information. Even the living area is designed to simulate how it would look in one of the completed villas. The use of natural and recycled materials is evident everywhere. Roland has imported matt floor tiles from Italy and what resembles wooden facing on the walls is in fact a durable material, called Resysta, made from rice husk ash. As befits a beachside location, Roland has kept all the magnificent casuarinas trees. Only one, he declares proudly, was lost in the process of HQ Beach Lounge.

The use of natural and recycled materials is evident everywhere. Roland has imported matt floor tiles from Italy and what resembles wooden facing on the walls is in fact a durable material, called Resysta, made from rice husk ash. The husband of a Thai wife, Daojai, and devoted father of two spirited children, Cleo aged four, and Kye, two, Roland is very concerned about the world they will grow up in. The family lives in Kamala and the children attend the local Shining Stars School. He wants his children, above all, to be sociable and creative, to appreciate music and the visual arts, and to develop the language skills so essential in the global village. Himself fluent in French as well as English, and with a working knowledge of Thai, he hopes they will learn Thai and Mandarin Chinese as well as English in their formative years. If they inherit the drive of their father, they will… Despite often inhabiting a world of figures and fine margins, Roland thinks primarily in visual terms; his visiting card is a psychedelic work of art, its golden MontAzure logo has a line across the middle representing the horizon to remind him of its importance. His laptop is packed with images of every conceivable interest – charts and tables about plants and fishes as well as scenery, buildings and people. But what is so remarkable is his capacity to marry these interests to core business practices and to his expertise in marketing, construction techniques and management, sales and negotiation and the thousand and one other daily tasks. Of course, his specialist knowledge as a civil engineer and architect gives him an advantage over bosses who have risen through the ranks via a different career path, but in any case, Roland has the flexibility to adapt to every exigency. As he says, “Success is best measured using one’s own metric”. Add to that, his abiding concern for the preservation and enhancement of Phuket and the world’s natural environment, and you have a special person. MontAzure www.montazure.com

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LIVING.NIGHTLIFE

Exploring the

The nightlife scene in Phuket City has, over the past few years, grown into something special. It seems that on almost every corner, a new hip bar or small club is opening. The scene in Phuket caters to all tastes and has a li le something for everyone. A recent wander through the city showcased the wide variety of op ons on oer for those looking for a bit of fun once the sun goes down. Narrowing down the various op ons can prove to be challenging, but on the next few pages are some of the best, to help you reach a decision.

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Craft Beer Bars Trendy beer bars serving the latest flavours and brews of craft beers continue to pop up all over Phuket Town, and they’re a welcome addition to the Phuket nightlife scene. Phuketique

81 C5

A charming downtown corner café that serves awesome coffee drinks and cocktails. Two well-stocked refrigerators at Phuketique showcase hard-to-find bottled craft beers from around the world. Perhaps the first bar in Phuket to serve craft beer, Phuketique is a great place to relax and ‘people watch’. The café menu has good food at affordable prices as well.

Comics Café & Bar

81 C5

Feels like walking straight into a comic book. Drawings cover the walls, and the overall decoration theme is black and white. Comics Café & Bar serves many imported beers and craft beers, as well as rather large cocktails. Most nights, there’s live acoustic music or a DJ.

The Barrel Wine Beer & Bistro Bar A new restaurant that serves a wide variety of Thai and Japanese dishes, as well as a few western favourites. An expansive wine list, and a generous craft beer list, accompany the food. Seating is comfortable and ample at The Barrel and the restaurant features live acoustic music in the evenings as well as great nightly specials on drinks and food.

Crafts & Co

81 C4

Located on Yaowarat Road in the heart of Phuket Old Town. The bar itself is small and cozy which makes it perfect for an evening with friends. Crafts & Co. has a wide variety of craft beers on tap and in bottles, and offers a small menu of simple snacks and Thai food.

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Mixology & Flair A few really interesting mixology & flair bars have opened up in Phuket Town, and these establishments take cocktails to the next level. Creative and skilled, the ‘mixology & flair’ bars are gaining quite a reputation in Phuket. Club No. 43

81 C5

An upscale cocktail bar located on Yaowarat Road, staff members are highly skilled in the arts of mixology & flair. Watching the cocktails being made is half the fun of this place. The cocktail menu is extensive, and it should be noted that Club No. 43 makes a good mocktail, too. Events surrounding cocktails and food pairings are regular occurrences at Club No. 43.

Cariocas Bistro & Lounge

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The new kid on the block in Phuket City. This South American themed bistro serves Mexican favourites and Thai food, while the cocktail menu is as thick as a schoolbook. Cariocas hosts events nearly every night of the week, including salsa dance classes, live music and some of Phuket’s finest DJs.

ZIMPLEX

81 E5

A mixology laboratory that is the brainchild of a very hip and artsy Thai couple. Drinks here are carefully constructed and pack a punch. ZIMPLEX’s drinks are art in a glass featuring neon-coloured liqueurs that blend into interesting designs. ZIMPLEX features DJs most nights of the week.

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If you’re looking to dance the night away in Phuket City, there are a few clubs sure to please. Clubs in Phuket may be quite different from those in other international cities, but they provide the same level of great entertainment and fun, nonetheless.

Timber Hut Dance & Night Club

81 C4

Popular amongst young professionals, Timber Hut has two levels and is a great place to ‘people watch’ and meet friends. It’s the kind of place where you grab a bottle, claim a table, order some snacks and watch the night unfold. There’s a dance floor and both a live band and DJ providing the nightly soundtrack.

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Kor Tor Mor Pub

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An Phuket City icon. This pub enforces a strict dress code and is the place to be seen for the younger crowd. Kor Tor Mor Pub Phuket offers an array of alcoholic beverages and features live music and DJs most nights. There’s no cover charge to enter, but do bring your ID as the doorman tends to check...

Popular amongst the university crowd, local Thai pubs are found scattered throughout Phuket City. Most feature indoor and outdoor seating, a basic Thai food menu and live music.

Rockin’ Angels

81 C5

Rockin’ Angels has been a staple on the Phuket City scene for a number of years. It’s a favourite amongst expats and hosts live music and open jam sessions every night. Rockin’ Angels serves up a variety of beers, cocktails and great whiskeys. This is the best bar in the city for live blues.

Ploenchit Phuket

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Decorated in vintage style, it’s a kitsch lover’s delight. Famous for its bright marquee sign and vintage movie posters, Ploenchit Phuket sells Thai food, a variety of whiskeys and local Thai beers. Many local musicians play acoustic sets here and on the weekends there’s often a local Thai band.

CUE Bar

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A local Thai pub that leans more towards being a sports bar, CUE Bar is popular with those who like to play pool and often hosts contests. There are two pool tables in the bar, and well-placed television sets which feature the latest sporting events. CUE Bar has great happy hour deals and is a fun place to meet up with friends to watch football on the big screen.

With so many great spots to choose from, there’s no doubt that a night out in Phuket City is well worth the effort. As it’s still small enough, an old style pub crawl is the best way to sample all the venues on offer. Enjoy and have fun, but remember to call a taxi to get yourself home safe and sound.

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06:15

0.2

02:20

2.4

18.15

0.7

23.55

2.7

2

06:50

0.2

12:55

2.4

18:55

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2.6

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13:40

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23:50

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01:15

2.4

08:10

0.4

14:25

2.3

20:35

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5

02:05

2.3

05:55

0.5

15:30

2.3

21:50

1.0

6

03:10

2.1

10:00

0.6

14:40

2.3

23:25

1.0

7

04:40

2.0

11:15

0.7

18:00

2.1

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8

10:00

0.9

06:25

2.0

12:40

0.4

19:10

2.5

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02:10

0.7

07:50

2.1

13:55

0.7

20:10

2.6

10

03:05

0.5

08:55

2.2

14:55

0.6

21:00

2.7

11

03:50

0.3

09:45

2.4

15:45

0.6

21:40

2.8

12

04:35

0.2

10:30

2.5

16:30

0.6

22:20

2.8

13

05:10

0.1

11:10

2.5

17:15

0.6

23:00

2.8

14

05:50

0.1

11:50

2.5

17:50

0.6

23:35

2.8

15

06:25

0.1

12:30

2.5

18:30

0.7

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16

00:10

2.7

07:00

0.2

13:05

2.5

19:10

2.8

17

00:45

2.5

07:35

0.3

13:45

2.4

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-

18

01:20

2.4

08:05

0.5

14:25

2.3

20:30

1.0

19

10:55

2.2

08:40

2.6

15:10

2.2

21:25

1.1

20

02:25

2.0

09:25

0.8

16:10

2.2

22:50

1.1

21

03:40

1.8

10:20

0.9

10:30

2.1

-

-

22

00:45

1.1

05:45

1.8

11:50

1.0

18:45

2.2

23

02:10

1.0

07:40

1.8

13:20

1.0

19:45

2.3

24

02:55

0.8

08:40

1.9

12:40

1.0

20:30

2.4

25

03:30

0.6

09:20

2.1

15:10

0.9

21:05

2.5

26

04:00

0.5

09:55

2.2

15:50

0.8

21:40

2.6

27

04:30

0.3

10:25

2.3

16:25

0.7

22:10

2.7

28

05:00

0.2

11:00

2.4

17:00

0.6

22:45

2.7

29

05:30

0.2

11:30

2.5

17:35

0.6

23:20

2.8

30

06:05

0.1

12:05

2.6

18:10

0.6

23:50

2.7

31

06:35

0.1

12:40

2.6

18:45

0.6

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Height

Time

Height

Time

Height

Time

Height

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2.6

07:10

0.2

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2.6

19:30

0.7

2

01:05

2.5

07:45

0.3

14:00

2.5

20:15

0.8

3

01:50

2.3

08:30

0.3

14:50

2.4

21:15

0.9

4

02:45

2.1

09:20

0.6

15:50

2.3

22:15

0.9

5

04.00

2.0

10:30

0.8

17:15

2.3

-

-

6

00:25

0.9

06:05

1.9

12:15

0.9

18:45

2.3

7

02:00

0.6

07.50

2.0

15.50

0.9

20.00

2.4

8

03.00

0.6

08.55

2.2

14.55

0.8

20.50

2.6

9

03.45

0.4

09.45

2.3

15.45

0.7

21.35

2.7

10

04.25

0.2

10.25

2.5

16.30

0.6

22.15

2.7

11

05.00

0.1

11.00

2.6

17.05

0.6

22.50

2.8

12

05.30

0.1

11.30

2.6

17.40

0.5

23.20

2.7

13

06.05

0.1

12.05

2.6

18.15

0.6

23.55

2.7

14

06.30

0.2

12.35

2.6

18.45

0.6

-

-

15

00.25

2.6

07.00

0.3

13.05

2.5

19.15

0.7

16

00.55

2.4

07.30

0.4

15.35

2.4

15.50

0.8

17

01.25

2.3

07.55

0.6

14.05

2.3

20.30

0.9

18

01.55

2.1

08.25

0.7

14.45

2.3

21.20

1.0

19

02.35

1.9

09.00

0.9

15.40

2.1

22.45

1.1

20

04.00

1.8

10.05

1.1

17.10

2.1

-

-

21

01.05

1.0

07.00

1.8

12.25

1.2

19.00

2.1

22

02.55

0.9

08.25

1.9

14.05

1.1

20.00

2.2

23

03.05

0.7

09.05

2.1

15.00

0.9

20.45

2.4

24

03.40

0.5

09.35

2.3

15.40

0.8

21.25

2.5

25

04.10

0.4

10.05

2.4

16.15

0.6

22.00

2.7

26

04.40

0.2

10.35

2.6

16.50

0.5

22.30

2.7

27

05.10

0.1

11.10

2.7

17.20

0.4

23.05

2.8

28

05.40

0.1

11.40

2.8

18.00

0.4

23.40

2.8

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If you are after something special for your holiday or any of your special days birthday, christening, wedding cocktails, bucks/hens outing, business meeting, etc.. why don’t you try a cruise around Phuket waters. Chartering your own yacht allows you to avoid the usual tourist crowds and routes to give you an unforgettable and unspoilt experience aboard one of the charter yachts of Asia Marine. From the moment we pick you up from your hotel in a private limousine or minibus, to suit the number of guests, you will never look back, and you will know immediately that you have made the right choice. Once you have reached your favourite spot, our friendly crew will help you choose between a sea-kayak expedition around Phang Nga bay, a bit of snorkeling in the shallows of the big blue, with a myriad of tropical fish at Koh Kai islands or alternatively, simply zoom around in our tender to discover the magic of those stunning limestone formations at Phi Phi Island. Our destinations Similan, Racha, Phi Phi and Phang Nga Bay / Krabi

Go in luxury The 65ft Isabella Rose is privately owned but generously put at the disposal of the few who have an eye for the good things in life. With two decks and a spectacular fly bridge, she and her crew will look after you in every possible way. From the moment you step aboard a warm welcome is assured. Specification Length: 20.90m - 65ft Beam: 5.08m - 16.8ft Max. cruising speed 20 knots Prices Full day trips (9am-5pm) from140,000 baht Price includes • Service of the crew • Soft drinks, water, ice and fruit • Lunch for up to eight persons • Land transfer, National Park fees, soft drinks • Snorkeling gear and towels • Four hours engines Price does not include • Extra meal over eight pax 1,500 bht per person • Alcohol and wine Overnight two-day/one-night cruise from 280,000 baht

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BOATS.KATA ROCKS SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS 2016

Over 15 world-class superyachts assembled for the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous, making it the most successful event on the Asian superyacht calendar. In the foreground, the 93m MY Lauren L, the world’s 33rd largest superyacht

ADVERTORIAL

Kata Rocks Puts Phuket Firmly on The Superyacht Map PHUKET, 15 December, 2016 – The first Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) is being hailed by leading industry players as Asia’s top superyacht event, placing Phuket firmly on the global yachting map. The KRSR raised Phuket to a new level, joining Monaco, St Tropez, Cannes and the Caribbean as one of the world’s most preeminent superyacht destinations. Mr Bas Nederpelt Commercial Director Feadship said: “The organisers of the 2016 Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous have exceeded all our expectations. Kata Rocks hosted very energetic parties attracting the right crowd and organised a memorable owner’s dinner. The 2017 cruising season could not have had a better kick-off. With KRSR Phuket truly is now well and truly Asia’s top yachting destination.”

From left to right: Mr Michael Nurbatlian (Director of Marketing, Infinite Luxury), Khun Pimchaya Wutthichatthanon, Khun Chantiwa Chatwiriyaamnuay (Assistant Vice President of Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd.), Khun Kwanchai Aswawongsonti, Mr Richard Pope (CEO, Infinite Luxury and Kata Rocks), Colonel Surathep Nookaeow (the 152nd Infantry Regimental Commanding Officer) Khun Sonthana Nookaeow, Mr Scot Toon (General Manager, Kata Rocks), Mr Tim Sargeant (Marketing and Events Manager, Kata Rocks)

In total over 15 world-class superyachts assembled for this exclusive rendezvous, making it the most successful event of its kind on the Asian superyacht calendar. The KRSR offered a series of bespoke activities, glamorous parties and social events that effortlessly mixed networking and socialising in a relaxed and luxurious environment.

Private, extravagant and commercially significant, KRSR welcomed Phuket to the ‘superyacht society’ in grand style. With many luxury destinations now competing specifically for yachts, its fast becoming the best way to visit Phuket and its archipelago, the true sign of wealth, style and status has arrived. Mr Richard Pope Kata Rocks’ & Infinite Luxury Chief Executive said that everyone was absolutely delighted by the overwhelming positive response. “Overall we are thrilled by the response we have received from all KRSR participants. Feedback has been extremely positive and it is very gratifying to help elevate Phuket to elite status as a true luxury destination and superyacht playground.”

The invitation-only Feadship Owner’s Dinner in a Kata Rocks Penthouse Sky Villa, with superyacht and Kata Rocks’ owner’s enjoying a lavish gala dinner

The unique atmosphere of the KRSR gave the feeling of discretion and intimacy for the selection of brands on display, many of which said they felt like members of an exclusive club by participating. This relaxed and fun setting gave guests time to talk and to experience the participating superyachts, making the goal of KRSR a huge success. windowonphuket.com

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Industry representatives engaged influential editors from over a dozen luxury lifestyle media during the private champagne breakfast in a Kata Rocks Sky Villa Penthouse

From left to right: Dr. Paye Srinarong from VieTrio, Jody Chapman from 77 Design and Dr. Chettha Songthaveepol, Owner of Penta Media; during the private media champagne breakfast

“We were very impressed with the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous. It was a professionally organised event with an excellent social programme and an impressive array of yachts joining the rendezvous. As well as launching the Asia charter season we are confident that the KRSR will become an important fixture in the international yachting calendar,” Richard Lambert, Managing Director Asia Burgess said. Chief Executive Richard Pope, General Manager Scot Toon, Infinite Luxury Director of Marketing Michael Nurbatlian plus other resort colleagues welcomed 250 esteemed guests, captains of industry and over a dozen superyacht owners: Mr Bas Nederpelt Commercial Director Feadship, Mr Jean-Marc Poullet Chairman Asia Burgess, Mr Richard Lambert Managing Director Asia Burgess, Mr Trenton Gay CEO, Gold Coast City Marina, Mr Dick Van Lent, Director Feadship, Mr Gulu Lalvani, Chairman of Royal Phuket Marina, Mr Bart Kimman Managing Director Asia Northrop & Johnson, Mr Sietse Koopmans CEO & owner of Zeelander Yachts, Dr Chettha Songthaveepol Chairman of Penta Media, Mr Adam Frost Founder & MD Seal Superyachts, Ms Nicky Andre, Managing Director Hemisphere Crew Solutions (Monaco), Mr Vrit Yongsakul Managing Director Princess Yachts South East Asia, and Mr Josh Lee Founder & MD of Lee Marine, and many more.

The 50m MY Northern Sun sleeps 12 guests and is often to be found taking charter guests around south-east Asia. Inside, the boat has all the modern comforts along with some befitting Asian influences This beautiful 29m schooner Dallinghoo is a popular charter boat, often to be spotted sailing around Myanmar with charter guests.

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A stunning performance by the world fly board champion during the KRSR opening party held at Kata Rocks

The opening cocktail party held at Kata Rocks was incredible at sunset with superyachts in the background, a stunning performance by the world fly board champion in the foreground while Thai pop opera superstars Fivera delivered a soaring vocal performance. Undoubtedly, one of the most extravagant superyacht parties of 2016! Day two saw the entire fleet leave Kata Rocks in formation to cruise along Phuket’s west coast to The Surin Phuket, where invited guests indulged in a gourmet beach barbecue. Invitees were absolutely thrilled to cruise on the majestic and largest superyacht attending the rendezvous, the 93m MY Lauren L, experience the modern design of the Pershing 92 or satisfy the need for speed on the swift Zeelander Z44 among others. Later that evening, Kata Rocks’ celebrated the launch of its own small batch hand crafted branded gin, ‘The Spirit of Kata Rocks’ to much acclaim at the KRSR ‘Gins of the World’ cocktail party. The invitation-only Feadship Owner’s Dinner in a Kata Rocks Penthouse Sky Villa followed, with superyacht and Kata Rocks’ owner’s enjoying a lavish gala dinner, featuring a one of a kind culinary experience paired with Dom Pérignon, Penfolds ‘Grange’ 2010 and Louis XIII cognac by Rémy Martin among others.


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Guests enjoying the cruise along Phuket’s west coast to The Surin Phuket, onboard MY Northern Sun From left to right: Painting that raised THB 150,000 (US$ 4,500) for the Phuket Youth Sailing Club (PYSC). From left to right: Tim Sargeant (Marketing and Events Manager, Kata Rocks), Katy Gooch from the Phuket Youth Sailing Club and Kez Jennings from Negarta Asian Art Gallery

During the dinner one of Thailand’s most prominent artists, Mr Watcharin Rodnit of Negarta Asian Art Gallery, created an original work of art that attracted a final silent auction bid of THB 150,000. The proceeds of the auction were donated to the Phuket Youth Sailing Club (PYSC), an organisation that aims to promote and develop sailing for the next generation of sailors on the island.

cross-over band, VieTrio, opened the show and played a moving rendition of the Thai national anthem in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Then another live band got the party dancing as guests enjoyed yet another amazing buffet prepared by Kata Rocks Executive Chef Laia Pons and her culinary team.

On the final day invited guests were impressed during the lively ‘yacht hop’, moving around to experience the 51m Dunia Baru’s ancient Phinisi pedigree, modern luxury on board the MY Princess 77, the classic feel of Dallinghoo Schooner or the racing thrill of the 34m Ocean Runner, among others.

The KRSR executive committee is delighted to announce that the 2017 Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous will be held from 8 to 10 December 2017. For all KRSR news and updates visit www.katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com.

Others enjoyed signature treatments at the award-winning Infinite Luxury Spa, a Penfolds Wine and Cheese Master Class and a Louis XIII cognac experience session, while industry representatives engaged influential editors from over a dozen luxury lifestyle media during a private champagne brunch in a Kata Rocks Sky Villa Penthouse. Meanwhile select VIP guests were also hosted for a champagne brunch while cruising the Andaman Sea on the 51m MY Northern Sun, courtesy of Burgess. The KRSR closing celebration was billed as the charter season opening event. It exceeded all expectations with many calling it Phuket’s ‘party of the year,’ and remained crowded into the early hours of the following morning. Internationally renowned

Kata Rocks celebrating the launch of its own small batch hand crafted branded gin, ‘The Spirit of Kata Rocks.’ From left to right: Mr. Nikolaus Prachensky (the artisan gin distiller who crafted the Kata Rocks (CEO, Infinite Gin) and Luxury and Kata Rocks)

Ms Nicky Andre, Managing Director Hemisphere Crew Solutions (Monaco) Mr Bas Nederpelt Commercial Director Feadship

ABOUT KATA ROCKS Kata Rocks is a design driven, luxury resort and residence, located directly on the ocean front at the southern end of the famous Kata Beach, along Phuket’s sunset west coast. It features 34 iconic Sky Villas of one to four bedrooms, each offering its own private infinity-pool, expansive living and dining area, superbly appointed bedrooms and bathrooms. Each villa is equipped with latest interactive iPad technology allowing guests to control the world of the Sky Villa at the touch or swipe of a button. Along with exquisite dining options, pool side restaurant and bar, the resort also features the award-winning Infinite Luxury Spa and fitness suite. In October 2016, Kata Rocks had the honour of being named one of the 25 best hotels in South East Asia by the prestigious Conde Nast Travelers 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. This brings the total to over 40 international awards. For more information please visit www.katarocks.com

KATA ROCKS SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS www.katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com Tel: +66 76 370777 From left to right: Mr Jean-Marc Poullet (Chairman Asia Burgess), Mr Richard Lambert (Managing Director Asia Burgess), Ms Hwee Tiah (Business Development Manager Burgess), and Mr Mark Woodmansey (Yacht Broker Burgess)

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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).

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BOATING.ROYAL LANGKAWI YACHT CLUB

ADVERTORIAL

Tayfun Koksal the new general manager of Royal Langkawi Yacht Club on transforming the brand into a super word for ‘cool’ in the yachঞng fraternity: EDITOR: Since the beautiful renovation has been successfully completed at RLYC, how do you differentiate the disciplines of running three distinctive departments, ie: yacht club and marina, hospitality and hotel and, last but not least, the new retail outlets? TK: The disciplines are not really that much apart from each other; they all aim to give our patrons maximum statisfaction and make them happy. The Yacht club and marina are well established and, with the addition of the Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel and Fisherman’s Wharf Langkawi, we have elevated our operations to a new level. Often the different disciplines are overlapping; a yacht owner may stay in our hotel for a few days and also enjoy the new facilities on Fisherman’s Wharf. EDITOR: Is managing the yacht club easier because it has been operating for several years – or more challenging because of the massive expansion? TK: The old yacht club was a much smaller operation. There are much larger challenges now, but if you love your job no challenge is too big and I have a good team with me which is a real advantage in lifting the yacht club to the next higher level. EDITOR: Is running the annual ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA a big part of your role?

EDITOR: Do you feel it’s important for the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club to expand beyond a marina with boats? TK: It’s very important! That’s exactly why we’ve had our massive re-development and have now, besides our award-winning marina which now offers 250 berths for yachts of which six are for super yachts up to 80m, also a Yacht Club Hotel as well as Fisherman’s Wharf – which will be a new tourist destination on the island, featuring a variety of shops and new dining options and will also have offices of many of the charter companies in Langkawi. This way RLYC will not only appeal to a relatively small number of sailors and yacht owners, but to all tourists visiting the island. EDITOR: Is the expansion in step with what’s happening in Langkawi now? TK: Yes, indeed it’s in line with the plan to further promote Langkawi for nautical tourism, especially the area where RLYC is located. Right next to us there are several luxury hotels, with more planned, to promote and turn this area into a new small ‘Monaco’ of the East to bring more high spending tourists to the island. EDITOR: Are you making Langkawi your home? TK: I consider Langkawi my home-away-from-home as it’s certainly a beautiful place to live.

TK: The Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR), although only taking place for five days each January for the past 14 years, requires a lot of planning and work for about eight months each year. It has grown into being the premier regatta in the region and certainly plays a big role in promoting sailing; it also promotes Langkawi and RLYC as premier nautical holiday destinations. It has extensive media coverage worldwide and as such is an important event for RLYC. EDITOR: What do you look for in good staff? Is staffing a challenge in Langkawi? TK: Good staff for me must be honest, self-motivated, take responsibility for his/her work and be a good team player. An operation like we have now requires an effective team effort across many tasks. Indeed, getting good qualified staff in Langkawi is an issue as the local population is less than 100,000 and, with more than four million tourist arrivals, almost everybody on the island is somehow involved in the hospitality industry. Our employees motto is ,“We are gentle people serving gentle people”. The people who work for RLYC are our most valued resource; as such, if we serve our people with trust, honesty, respect, integrity and committment we will nurture the right values in each of our staff – which in turn will make them care equally about our guests.

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PHUKET LIVING.MANGOSTEEN RESORT AND SPA

MANGOSTEEN RESORT AND SPA A TROPICAL HIDEAWAY

Located along a ‘rustic’ road which gives no hint of the exciting surprises in store for guests, The Mangosteen (named after the delicious purple Thai fruit) is a lush oasis of tranquility in Rawai. Graciously welcomed by Rose von Keller, co-owner with her husband Hajo, we’re soon appreciating the delights of this boutique resort. Our villa is perfection: a high-ceilinged, spacious suite with soft lighting. Orchid blossoms welcome us into an opulent living space with an enormous four-poster bed and luxurious sofa. Thoughtful details include a well-stocked bar, a bowl of fresh fruit and superfine bathrobes and towels. On the balcony – surprise, surprise – an alfresco Jacuzzi.

Established 14 years ago, The Mangosteen enjoys an undulating hilltop setting, with an abundance of palms, leafy trees and colourful shrubs. In this tropical garden setting, Hajo has wisely retained existing trees, as well as adding colourful plumerias, bougainvilleas, tabernaemontanas and adeniums. Reaching the restaurant and adjacent swimming pool involves a walk along glazed terracotta brick paths – an impressive design feature – flanked by lush greenery, a pleasant stroll which discreetly links all 42 of the individual villas.

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The Mangosteen’s buildings, created by Hajo in consultation with celebrated designer John Underwood, share a stunning and unique structural feature: an octagonal motif which ensures all-round views. The figure is present everywhere: in poolside parasols and thatched salas, in the villas and reception area (itself surrounded by an octagonal fish pond with koi carp), in the centrally sited restaurant, even in the spa. Hajo’s preference for natural materials is evident everywhere: wooden doors, internal floors and beams, earth tones of orange, green and cream, the use of natural brick outdoors, and polished granite in bathrooms. Pause for a moment as you meander, and you can enjoy panoramic views of ultramarine seas, Lone, Bon, Racha and Coral islands and of yachts moored at Chalong Bay. At night, the whole resort, with its undulating pathways, twinkling lights and lanterns, assumes an almost magical aura.

Pause for a moment as you meander, and you can enjoy panoramic views of ultramarine seas, Lone, Bon, Racha and Coral islands, and of yachts moored at Chalong Bay.

If you want to explore the neighbourhood, nearby attractions include Nai Harn Beach, inexpensive shopping and sunset views at Promthep Cape, as well as Rawai’s beachside restaurants and busy bars. Buddhist landmarks include the gleaming presence of the Mingmonkol statue, 45 metres high and clearly visible from the resort, and the celebrated temple at Chalong. Other local features worth a visit are Kata Viewpoint, the Seashell Museum, bustling Bangla Road in Patong, the Botanical Gardens, Cape Panwa’s aquarium, Muay Thai boxing and the spectacular shows at FantaSea and Siam Niramit, which celebrate the past history and present culture of Thailand. Boat excursions to Racha and Phi Phi islands leave from Chalong Pier. The airport is an hour’s drive away; Phuket Town with its shops, markets and SinoPortuguese architecture is a mere 30 minutes.

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The hilltop restaurant at The Mangosteen specialises in both traditional Thai cuisine and international food. A circular outdoor terrace with panoramic views seats 40 guests, while the covered area can accommodate a further 30 diners. The starters, mostly with a Thai provenance, are imaginatively conceived; for example, a selection of grilled, marinated beef dishes, deepfried shrimp with noodles, fishcakes with curry sauce, wrapped shrimps, and prawns with a spicy peanut dip. Thai names, pictures of dishes and ingredients are helpfully included in the menu listings.

with eggplant is inevitably included, as is tom yam, a spicy sour soup flavoured with galangal and lemongrass, and phad thai, a classic confection of noodles, egg and shrimps in a tamarind sauce. Other dishes feature duck breast with black soybeans, sautéed pork, and sliced beef with garlic and chili. For the vegetarian, there is phad pak ruam, a selection of stir-fried mixed vegetables. The restaurant uses only healthy rice-bran oil in its stir-fry dishes, and Spanish olive oil in its western cuisine. No stone is left unturned in the pursuit of a varied, healthy and appetising menu.

The extensive selection of main course dishes – 27 in all – largely features locally sourced ingredients. Andaman specialities include curried blue crab baked in its shell, and white snapper with Thai herbs and pandanus leaves. Tiger prawns come either deep fried or grilled. An exotic touch is provided by snowfish fillets given a Thai inflection by sour green mango salad and cashews. Traditional curries feature prominently: yellow curry comes with sea bass fillets, or chicken and potatoes; pork, beef or chicken red curry is cooked in coconut milk. Authentic green curry

Few meals are complete without the accompaniment of fine wine, and The Mangosteen possesses an underground wine cellar – yet another original touch. Open daily upon request, it can accommodate a private party of two to eight guests. The wine list is carefully chosen with 13 whites and 17 reds, as well as a ‘Sommelier’s Collection’ for the ultra discerning. Seated in the alfresco restaurant, Hajo recommends a glass of Gran Monte, an award-winning Thai wine. Surprisingly good…

Few meals are complete without the accompaniment of fine wine, and The Mangosteen possesses an underground wine cellar – yet another original touch

In keeping with the resort’s ‘something for everyone’ image, there are special buffets on Mondays and Thursdays. ‘Five Tastes of Asia’ proposes a gastronomic journey taking diners from Thailand to Vietnam, China, Japan and India. The delectable dishes are tastefully presented, clearly labeled and come with appropriate dipping sauces. Both hot and cold offerings, they include seaweed salad, sushi, spring rolls, tempura prawns, bamboo soup, beef teriyaki, grilled chicken with lemongrass, steamed snapper and pork spare ribs. The vegetarian kadai curry is especially popular. On Mondays, another themed buffet, ‘Thai Food Lovers’ Night’, features intensely flavoured local dishes and delicacies. Both buffets and à-la-carte dishes are competitively priced, as are the alcoholic beverages. There is even a happy hour from 3pm to 6.30pm – two drinks for the price of one.

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A central feature of the resort is the large, freeform, saltwater pool. High above the surrounding landscape, and a substantial feat of engineering, it seems to follow you wherever you go. Bridges add a picturesque note. Open all day, every day, whether you fancy a drink at the poolside bar or a dip at midnight, it’ll be there waiting for you. The resort features the first-ever Ayurveda spa in Phuket with a resident Ayurveda-qualified doctor available for free consultations. The word combines ‘ayur’ meaning ‘life’ and ‘veda’ meaning ‘knowledge’. More than 5,000 years old, it’s an Indian holistic science, engaging mind, body and spirit. It treats not just the disease (as western medicine tends to do) but the whole patient. All ingredients used in Mangosteen treatments are authentic and naturally sourced. Facilities are comprehensive: four private treatment areas, including two specialist Ayurveda rooms, two steam saunas and a spacious yet private Jacuzzi. Detox, weight reduction and more specific therapies aimed to alleviate back pain, headaches and other ailments, are available. They range from two-day programmes to a fourweek package, including Yoga and the Dosha balancing Satvik vegan meal, custom prepared at the restaurant. ‘Chakra Balancing’ and ‘Dosha Purifying’ constitute two of the most popular treatments. ‘Doshas’ or energies, govern the creation, maintenance and destruction of bodily tissues. Each of us has a unique combination of these doshas (rather like mediaeval

humours), which determine our basic constitution or ‘prakruti’. Individual treatments can be tailored to meet the particular requirements of guests. In our case, Dr Subhash Shanbhag, who trained in India, spent a long time patiently considering our needs. For me, he recommended a revitalizing treatment, a traditional Indian massage, expertly performed and suited to my dosha type. It employs “warm herbal oils and long rhythmic massage strokes to loosen accumulated toxins in the tissues”, followed by the application of poultices containing herbal powders such as galangal, sandalwood and dry ginger, previously fried with rock salt, coconut and lemon juice. Tied in cloth boluses, and soaked in hot oil, this mixture relieves stiffness in joints and muscles and claims to break down toxins in the digestive system and improves metabolism. The treatment, which finishes with a steam sauna and hot shower, takes a deeply pleasurable 90 minutes. I come away feeling relaxed and refreshed; definitely recommended. Famous for its relaxed ambience, The Mangosteen will look after your every holiday wish and whim. Villas range from family Jacuzzi Suites (two bedrooms) to Superior Garden Villas. To complete the picture, the resort features multilingual friendly staff, a children’s pool, 24-hour and in-room service, valet parking, a fitness room/gym, a safety deposit box, porter, laundry and Wi-Fi facilities. There is even a souvenir/ gift shop. Few stones are left unturned at The Mangosteen, so little wonder that it was awarded five stars in 2005 as a boutique resort or that, time and again, guests return to luxuriate in its charms.

MANGOSTEEN RESORT AND SPA 99/4 Moo7, Rawai, Phuket Tel: +66 76 289399. www.mangosteen-phuket.com

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Four-course raw food set menu @ Divine restaurant, Thanyapura

Delicious themed buffet dinners @ The Bistro, Millennium Resort Patong 11 C4

Divine restaurant is presently offering a four-course raw food set menu with an appetizer, soup, main course and dessert. Diners can pick one of three set menus featuring their raw food specialities. +66 76 336000. 75 C2 New food, new fusion @ KEE Sky lounge, The KEE Resort & Spa

KEE is now serving up an eclectic mix of tasty east-meets-west tapas and appetizers in a new rooftop vibe. Enjoy the trendy new fusion finger food, influenced by cooking styles from around the world alongside your main course. Or simply relax with some Eurasian tapas and sip sundowners from the new selection of creative cocktails. +66 76 335888.

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Enjoy our themed dinners at The Bistro with 980 baht++ only. Mon, Wed: Pacific Rim; Tue, Thu, Sat: Seafood BBQ; Fri: Southeast Asian flavours; Sun: Mediterranean flavours. Terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice. +66 76 601999. Seafood BBQ night @ The Square Restaurant, Novotel Phuket Vintage Park

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Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 6.30–10.30pm, all the fresh seafood you can eat plus international dishes. 850 baht net per person. Wine promotion: glass 95 baht and ½ litre at 360 baht. Free for children under 3 years old and 50% discount for children age of 4-12 years. +66 76 380555. Friday BBQ @ Karlssons

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Spare ribs, two kinds of sausages, pork steaks, mixed seafood buffet, salad bar, sauces and dips, potatoes, bread and butter. Fresh fruit and more; all-you-can-eat 399 baht. +66 76 345035.

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Every Sunday Xana Beach Club invites you to experience the “best Sunday brunch on the island!” An extensive array of exciting live stations and fun beach entertainment set up for you, providing the perfect background for an incredible day by the beach. The feast is from 12.00-3.30pm. Price 1,650++ baht for Sunday fun brunch buffet. 2,450++ baht with free-flow house wine, sparkling wine, beer and signature cocktails. +66 76 358500.

The ‘all-you-can-eat’ Churrasco extravaganza 99 @ El Gaucho, Karon Beach Square B3 All-you-can-eat salad and meat buffet at 1,200 baht ++ per person including two glasses of house wine; 2,900 baht ++ per couple. 6–11pm. +66 76 396139 Ext. 442. windowonphuket.com

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Everyday giant seafood basket @ Poolside, Cape Sienna Hotel 40 E5 & Villas Enjoy a giant poolside seafood basket for only 1,790 baht net per basket for two persons. From 6–10pm. +66 76 337300.

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Every night of the week there’s something unique to enjoy, from lobster to BBQ lamb, a grill and fire show, Sunday roast and special happy hour prices… all with a resident DJ spinning tunes in the background. +66 76 201234. Sunday roast @ Irish Times, Jungceylon

Every Monday – The meat lover’s buffet of the week! Lamb chops, pork and beef steaks, beef burgers, veal and pork sausages, pork ribs, mixed skewers… With oysters on ice, Mexican nachos and tacos, chili con carne, salad bar, appetizers and a sumptuous dessert buffet. 800 baht per person. +66 76 342777.

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An all-you-can-eat lunch carvery of roast lamb, beef, BBQ ham, chicken, pork, fresh vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and more. Lunch includes a glass of wine. 450 baht per person. +66 89 972 5122.

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Happy hour experience every evening. Buy one get one free deal for cocktails. Daily from 5.30–7.30pm.

Available every Sunday from 12.00-3:30pm with prices starting at 2,800 baht per person for brunch only; 3,400 baht person with free-flow selected alcoholic beverages and 4,000 baht with free-flow selected wine and bubbly. Also available complimentary for Sunday Brunch guests are selected watersports activities, including stand up paddle, water bike and water ball. +66 76 372400.

Sizzling night @ Casuarina Beach Restaurant & Pub, 25 DusitThani Laguna Phuket D5 Enjoy 15% off our unique BBQ buffet dinner by the beach at panoramic beachfront restaurant, Casuarina Beach Restaurant & Pub, every Tuesday and Thursday from 6–10pm. Priced at 1,500 baht ++ per person. Prices are subject to 10% service charge, and 7% government tax. 50% off for children ages between 6-12 years old. Special offers reserved for Window on Phuket magazine’s readers who present the promotion page (print or website) when making a reservation during January–February 2017 only. +66 76 362999 ext.7303. Seafood night @ Rim Talay Restaurant, Amari Phuket 114 E6 Happy hours @ The Cove Phuket

Happy hour every day from 3–6pm on all cocktails. Prices range between 200 - 280 baht. +66 62 791 4643.

Seafood night at 980 baht++ (excluding beverages), every Wednesday from 6.30–10pm at Rim Talay Restaurant. Guests will enjoy a variety of hot and cold seafood stations, featuring several Thai and international dishes including soup, salad, Italian cold cuts with cheeses, Japanese food corner and grilled seafood with spicy seafood dip. End the meal with international sweets and many seasonal fruits. +66 76 340106-14 ext. 8027.

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Guinness pie BY IRISH TIMES PUB Ingredients (serves 4) 1 kg boneless beef cut in small squares | 1 large roughly chopped onion | 1 carrot chopped coarsely | 3 potatoes, each cut into 6 pieces | 2 garlic cloves | 2 tbsp of tomato paste | 1 cup of beer broth | 1 cup of Guinness | 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce | 3 thyme sprigs | flour for dusting | salt and pepper Method Pat beef dry and season with salt and pepper. Dust with flour and fry in a heavy ovenproof pot in batches. Transfer beef to a bowl and fry onion and garlic till softened. Add tomato paste and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add broth, Guinness, potatoes, carrots and thyme. Bring to gentle boil. Cover and transfer to 175°C preheated oven, until beef is tender (about 90 minutes). Cool and remove the thyme. Once cooled, transfer into bowls and top with puff pastry (store-bought is fine). Brush the pastry with egg wash and bake for 20 minutes.

About the chef Paul Orr Chef Paul Orr was born in Malta and raised in Canada. He graduated from the acclaimed Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Arts and got his start at Aldo’s Cucina, an Italian California hotspot, followed by Savoir Fare, a chic French restaurant where he worked his way up to Executive Chef. He followed this with a stint at Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa outside Vancouver, working under a three-star Michelin-trained chef. After a couple of consulting opportunities, he was craving something entirely new, so he moved to Thailand. He started in Hua Hin, firstly at Springfield Royal Country Club followed by Anantasila, a beachside resort. He jumped at the opportunity to move to Phuket and spent the next two years at La Bodega in Jungceylon. Chef Paul is currently at Irish Times Pub, also in Jungceylon. Irish Times Pub www.irishtimespub-phuket.com

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PLUM Prime Steakhouse / Vanilla Sky Bar Steakhouse Tapas Bar Plum 6-11.30pm | Vanilla 5pm-midnight Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas brings sophisticated style to the tropical beauty of Phuket with its two unique dining venues – both with outstanding service, fine cuisine and views to match. It’s chic, it’s modern, it’s hip, it’s laidback, it’s Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas! PLUM Prime Steakhouse: Dinner is a great experience and at PLUM we are all fired up! At the centre of your experience is the charcoal burning oven, bringing out the succulent best from our prime cuts of US and Australian beef. Equal attention is given to the fresh fish and seafood, along with an appealing choice of a la carte dishes and fine wines. Innovative and modern….walking a tasty line between ‘steakhouse’ and ‘fine dining’. Come relaxed…. leave inspired! Vanilla Sky Bar: The pinnacle of the resort, serves creative craft cocktails and exclusive artisan tapas, backed by a breathtaking view of Kamala Bay. Gaze out over an amazing sunset whilst sipping a Grand Chili Moon Martini or a Mandrin Lemongrass Mojito, tasting our Premium Tapas in slightly oversized format…life is good! Every Friday “All you can eat” Tapas with one bottle of wine per person for only 1,490 baht net or Premium 1,790 baht net. Daily Happy Hour: Get 30% discount on all drinks, except wines, champagnes and super premium spirits, from 5:30-6:30 pm. Experience Cape Sienna and be surprised by the amazing location, delicious food, great drinks, good music and stunning view…

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200g Australian fillet steak Served with red wine sauce, garlic butter and potato gratin BY KARLSSON’S RESTAURANT & STEAK HOUSE Daily 11am-midnight

Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas, Kamala Cliff +66 76 337300 www.capesienna.com, fb@capesienna.com 40 E5

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

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Risotto alla fragole, Prosecco e prosciutto BY PLUM PRIME STEAKHOUSE This is a recipe to make a risotto the traditional way, slow cooking and without stirring. The choice of ingredients is balanced between the fruity flavor of the strawberries, the fresh acidity of Prosecco wine and Prosciutto di Parma.

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

Ingredients (serves four) 400g Carnaroli rice | 200g unsalted butter | 120ml Prosecco sparkling wine | 60g chopped white onion | 100g diced strawberries | 150g Parmigiano reggiano cheese | 4 large slices of Prosciutto di Parma | 1.2 litres vegetable stock | aged balsamic vinegar Preparation Dry the ham in an oven at 65ºC until crispy. Warm half of the butter in a pot and add half of the strawberries and all the onion. Stir slowly until the onion becomes translucent. Pour in the rice, heating it well. Pour in the wine and stir with wooden spatula, let it evaporate completely. Add boiling vegetable stock, lower the heat to a slow simmer and let it cook without stirring anymore for circa 13 minutes. Check if more stock is needed. Turn off the heat; add the rest of strawberries, the rest of the butter in small pieces and the grated Parmigiano cheese. Blend ingredients with a wooden spatula, then cover the pot and leave for five minutes. Distribute the risotto in four plates, decorate with a slice of ham and serve accompanied by balsamic vinegar.

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About the chef Francesco Greco Francesco Greco is the Executive Chef in charge of all culinary operations at Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas. He was born in Sardinia (Italy) in 1970 and represents the third generation of chefs in his family, following his French mother and Hungarian grandmother. He started in the kitchen in 1986 and since then has worked in many countries, learning and developing a true cosmopolitan culinary knowledge. Plum Prime Steakhouse www.capesienna.com

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Blue swimmer crab, avocado and pomelo segments in light lemon mayonnaise

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BY COAST BEACH CLUB & BISTRO Daily 11am-11pm COAST Beach Club & Bistro at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, Karon Tel: +66 76 201234 coastphuket@chr.co.th 107 D3 www.coast-beach-club.com

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

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

076 284 555

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

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HEALTH & BEAUTY.HAIR STUDIO 9

Hair Studio 9

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

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

HAIR STUDIO 9

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

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

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

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LEMONGRASS HOUSE fresh handmade spa products

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

Their formulas are based on a deeply rooted environmental commitment and all of their ingredients are fresh and derived from safe, renewable resources. They contain no animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals. Simple but attractive packaging made from recycled or recyclable materials is used. Lemongrass House is a pioneer manufacturer and supplier of aromatherapy products to major hotel spas in Thailand and around the world. Integrity, creativity and quality has been the driving force in the development of their product line over the years leading to a superb selection of delightful and innovative products. We believe that the secret of their success lies in the quality and concentration of essential oils and the loving care with specialised hand-blending resulting in unique aromatic effects in each product. If you live locally, you can drop by the shop and chat to the in-house experts to see and smell the products firsthand. They are open daily from 9am to 8pm, Lemongrass House and are located in Cherngtalay, on Srisoonthorn Road on the way to Surin Beach. If you do not live in Phuket, you can use the contact details below and make enquiries directly to the shop. Hoteliers, spa owners and anyone interested in health and beauty products will be warmly greeted.

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Unforgettable Island

Adventures in the North Andaman Sea

A sleepy coastal town, Kuraburi is nevertheless a jumpingo point to adventures further afield. The small pier north of the town centre is home to a variety of long-tail boats and speedboats ready to take day-trippers and holidaymakers to lesser-developed islands, such as Koh Phrathong and the stunning turquoise waters of Mu Ko Surin National Park.

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A combined trip to Koh Phrathong and the Surin Islands is a wonderful way to explore lesser-developed islands

Seeking solitude in Koh Phrathong Koh Phrathong is a rare treat; it’s one of those ‘off the beaten track’ islands that we are sometimes led to believe no longer exist in Thailand. The island is nearly deserted and barely receives a Wi-Fi signal. It’s oddly quiet and amazingly calm. With its stunning scenery and rugged patches of landscape, Koh Phrathong conjures up images of wild adventures and uncharted territory. The coast of Koh Phrathong is hugged by tall, willowy casuarina trees and coconut palms. In various parts of the island, some trees have been uprooted or fallen, their giant trunks and immense gnarled roots adding character to the already unique terrain.

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An abundance of marine life and a unique landscape are a few of the great features of Koh Phrathong

Koh Phrathong’s beaches feature expansive stretches of soft sand and, as it’s a rather large island, it’s easy to wander the beaches without seeing another soul for hours. The northern tip of the island plays host to a few small bungalow operations and the horizon here appears to stretch on forever.

Nature is abundant here. There’s a healthy population of large hermit crabs as well as many hornbills high in the trees that begin singing just before the sunset paints the sky fiery hues of orange and red. Koh Phrathong’s interior has yet to be developed and is an amazing contrast to the island’s tropical coastline. The central part of the island is covered in white sandy dunes and tall grass. The trees are tall and barren, many with their bark peeling off. With the exception of a small dirt path,

Nature is abundant here. There’s a healthy population of large hermit crabs as well as many hornbills high in the trees that begin singing...

the interior of the island does not have a road. In fact, the interior of Koh Phrathong closely resembles the African savannah and adds to the distinctive charm of the island. This is the perfect escape from it all, and it’s well worth spending a few days there wandering the beaches, dipping your toes in the sea and generally relaxing.

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Where to stay The Moken Eco Village is a delightful, environmentally-friendly resort that prides itself on sustainability. The 13 bungalows and cabins are made from natural materials and each accommodation draws on the history of the island and is designed to highlight the local natural wonders. For example, one bungalow is named ‘Hermit Crab’ and is built over a hermit crab colony.

The Moken Eco Village is a delightful, environmentallyfriendly resort that prides itself on sustainability.

The bungalows at the Moken Eco Village all use solar panels to generate electricity and there is a small garden on the premises where the restaurant grows herbs and vegetables. Little touches such as this really do go a long way, and it’s refreshing to see the staff so dedicated to the environment and general upkeep of not only the resort, but also the island. Accommodation ranges in price from roughly 3,000 baht to 3,600 baht a night during the peak season – breakfast included.

The Moken Eco Village is a stunning, environmentally friendly resort perfect for relaxing. Ideally located on the beachfront, the resort is enhanced by breathtaking sunsets

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Snorkeling the Surin Islands A popular excursion from Koh Phrathong is a one-day trip to the Surin Islands. Located within Mu Ko Surin National Park, the Surin Islands are pristine and a must-visit for any beach enthusiast or nature lover. A day trip focuses on a visit inside the national park grounds to Mai Ngam Beach and Ko Surin Tai as well as snorkeling in Sapparod Bay and Bon Bay and also exploring the underwater world at Pak Kard Bay and Pae Rock. These destinations are absolutely breathtaking and both are surrounded by verdant growth while the beaches are covered in powdery soft sand and the water sparkles with amazing shades of turquoise. The flora and fauna of the Surin Islands is lush and tropica, and you’ll find slow lorises, water monitor lizards and huge sea turtles.

commonly known as ‘Nemo’. One of the snorkeling spots is known as ‘Nemo’s aradise’ where day-trippers can observe (but NOT feed!) the clownfish up close. A trip to the Surin Islands is not complete without a visit to the Moken Sea Gypsy village. The Moken Sea Gypsies are a semi-nomadic group of people who until recently led a very traditional way of life. A visit to their village of thatchroofed houses on stilts is an interesting and educational experience and a small learning centre has been set up at the back of the village explaining their previous nomadic way of life. Written in English, the explanations are useful to visitors. It’s quite enjoyable to walk around the village and mingle with the locals who have many smiles to exchange and if you’re lucky, a few interesting stories to share.

Snorkeling spots host an array of healthy corals and plenty of schools of fish, but perhaps the most prominent fish to be seen in its natural habitat is the clownfish, most

A popular excursion from Koh Phrathong is a one-day trip to the Surin Islands.

Mu Ko Surin National Park is an island lover’s dream and a snorkeling paradise The Moken sea gypsy village shows a different way of life lived by sea nomads

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Getting there To Kuraburi Kuraburi is approximately 190km from Phuket; a scenic three-hour drive. Take Route 4 just after Sarasin Bridge and follow the signs north to Kuraburi. Daily buses depart from Phuket to Kuraburi from 7am until 6pm. Tickets are under 200 baht and the journey takes up to four hours. To Koh Phrathong and the Surin Islands Kuraburi Pier is located approximately 7km north of Kuraburi Town. Although boat rentals from here are quite easy to negotiate, it’s best to book a ticket beforehand. Greenview Tour has an office at the pier where it’s possible to book tickets to both Koh Phrathong and the Surin Islands.

How to go There are only a few tour operators who visit the Surin Islands, but Greenview Tour comes highly recommended. Based out of Kuraburi, this tour operator offers an extremely personalised tour with knowledgeable guides who speak a variety of languages. In addition, the guides are also environmentally conscious and do their very best at educating guests on the importance of keeping both the water and the national park clean.

Contact Information Moken Eco Village Resort +66 81 895 6186 / +66 99 126 9296 moken.ecovillage@gmail.com mokenecovillage.com Greenview Tour +66 76 472 0701 / +66 86 268 6888 / +66 91 523 3088 greenviewtour99@gmail.com greenviewtour.weebly.com

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The boat ride to Koh Phrathong takes approximately one hour and, if you wish, you can make a few stops along the way. On leaving the mainland, the boat passes through a seven-metre deep canal that plays host to a mangrove forest and an abundance of natural wildlife including starfish, numerous varieties of crabs, tropical birds and sand worms just to name a few. Greenview Tour also facilitates pick-up times in Phuket to Kuraburi Pier. This option leaves Phuk et as early as 5.30am, but it’s worth it for an exceptional day trip.

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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 59 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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Hua Hin – Thailand’s original seaside resort – provides an ideal escape from the hectic pace of life in Bangkok. Incurable romantic Mike Moore took a train journey to this tranquil and laidback beach tow to wn to discover a touch of history, considera rabl ble e char ch arm m an and d a ho ost of fa fasc scin inating allll Thaii a adv dven entu ture res. s.

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a hopeless romantic and like to stay in a hotel that some folks consider passé because it hasn’t changed since Queen Victoria bunked in the place. It’s often difficult, in Thailand, to fill my need for the quaint and romantic, but Hua Hin is close to perfect. Originally a sleepy fishing village, Hua Hin awakened from its slumber in the 1920s with the addition of a railway from Bangkok. Although no longer ‘sleepy’, Hua Hin attracts me when I feel a need to escape the fast and furious pace of Bangkok and indulge in a bit of relaxation by the seaside. Embark to romance: Historic Hua Hin train station

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Railway to Hua Hin on the Bangkok – Singapore line

The journey Since I’m into history, charming little train stations and stuff like that, I take the railway to Hua Hin on the Bangkok – Singapore line. Built in 1911, Hua Hin’s wooden train station has been beautifully preserved and has a fascinating adjacent station reserved solely for the Royal Family. The trains don’t quite match the station for quaintness, but the journey is exciting. The arrival in Hua Hin will transport any selfrespecting romantic into another world. All trains going south stop at Hua Hin, but the most convenient and comfortable is the all second-class Special Express Diesel Railcar leaving Bangkok’s Hua Lampong Station at 8.05am and arriving in Hua Hin

The trains don’t quite match the station for quaintness, but the journey is exciting. at 11.26am. When you leave the station, be sure to take a bicycle samlor to your hotel. It’s the way they did it in the 1920s. Flights, buses and taxi will also get you from Bangkok to your Hua Hin hotel in just a few hours.

Eating out Once an active fishing port, Hua Hin still has enough fisherfolk around to ensure a steady supply of fresh seafood for its restaurants. Most of the seafood eateries are found along the beach on Naresdamri Road, but the best places are away from the centre of town. There are also loads of places serving western, Indian and Japanese food, including Italian places with pizza and pasta. In the evening, the adventurous head for the food stalls at the Night Market on Dechanuchit Road where, in addition to traditional Thai specialities, several vendors serve fresh seafood.

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Lazy days & fun stuff Plearn Wan invokes a time warp to what life was like in the 1950s. It’s literally a living museum composed of a unique two-storey courtyard-style architecture

There’s a lot to do in Hua Hin, with most recreation centred on the waterfront and the beach. In addition to swimming and lazing in the sun, activities like horseback riding, jet skiing, windsurfing and parasailing are also available. Away from the beach visitors go for elephant rides, watch Thai boxing, learn to cook Thai cuisine and play golf at one of the area’s eight golf courses. Spas: Pampering oneself at a spa is a must for all visitors. I don’t know whether they did this in Hua Hin’s good old days, but if they didn’t, they should have. In addition to numerous smaller (and less expensive) day spas, all the major hotels have substantial spas offering everything from exotic treatments to traditional Thai massages, as well as wraps, scrubs and beauty services. Sightseeing: There are numerous sightseeing opportunities in and around Hua Hin. These include several wats, temples and palaces. Marukathaiwan Palace, built by King Rama VI in 1923, is a personal favourite. Built of teak, 'the palace of love and hope' was a rainy season retreat and is located a short distance from Hua Hin.

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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park The outstanding feature of Phraya Nakhon Cave is the ‘throne’, a historic site built during King Rama V’s (King Chulalongkorn) reign. The best time to see the throne is between 10.30 - 11.30am as that’s when the sun shines on it.

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Shopping: Hua Hin is a wonderful place to shop for virtually all of Thailand’s traditional handicrafts. In addition, the town is a centre for contemporary art with several small galleries in town featuring works by local artists. Although less exciting, visits to Hua Hin’s reasonably priced tailors, dentists and optometrists are commonplace with visitors from abroad.

Day trips: From Hua Hin, day trips offered to Sam Roi Yot National Park and River Kwai, snorkelling at Koh Talu, fruit plantation tours, caves and waterfalls and river boat cruises.

There is a wealth of shopping and lifestyle destinations in this resort town to comb where visitors can browse for treats. Two places of note are Plearn Wan Shopping Village and The Venezia. Plearn Wan invokes a time warp to what life was like in the 1950’s. It is literally a living museum composed of a unique two-storey courtyard-style architecture filled with wooden shophouses that sell vintage merchandise, clothing and toys of the era and homemade food fare along with a beauty salon, photo studio, outdoor cinema screen and a guesthouse. Another addition to themed shopping and attraction destinations in Hua Hin is The Venezia. Both charming and fun, the village boasts a canal styled upon the waterways of Venice that were traditionally used for transportation, but are more widely known as a means to enjoy the photogenic sights. The Venezia holds several attractions and entertainment venues along with shops and eateries.

Hua Hin Train Station The historic Hua Hin Train Station, which arrived when the railway connecting Bangkok to Singapore was constructed in the early 1920s, was the catalyst for opening up the seaside town to royalty and people seeking a weekend escape from Bangkok. Today the red and white structures of the station are a popular tourist attraction, particularly the iconic pavilion that was once the waiting room of royalty. Visitors can enjoy a scenic and nostalgic ride between Thailand's capital and Hua Hin that takes approximately four hours.

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LOFTY VILLAS

ADVERTORIAL Lofty is a vacation rental management company founded by Wade Leathem in January 2016. The company manages vacation rentals across the island for individual property owners. In return for a percentage of the income generated Lofty takes care of all guest interaction, provides a 24hr concierge, reservations, online marketing, bill payments, and property inspections. A flat fee maintenance and cleaning package is also available which will be deducted from commissions earned by Lofty.

For luxury villa owners, Lofty offers a premium service that only charges 5% commission plus a flat fee for full time services like private chefs, villa managers, and maids. CEO Wade Leathem says, “Each villa is unique and different compensation models can be flexible to make both sides happy.” Lofty sources its customers through a wide range of agent channels – online and offline, local and international. Primarily through Airbnb, Booking.com, Agoda, HomeAway and its own Lofty Villas website.

It’s not an easy job but Lofty is uniquely qualified to take on the task with a management team that includes veterans from the Phuket hotel industry. Owners and guests will be impressed with the range and quality of services offered.

However, the company has also strong connections with the Chinese marketplace and sources a growing number of bookings through Ctrip, Tujia and Zhubaijia, along with connections to offline travel agents in China.

Owners receive a full set of professional photos upon signing up to the service and weekly property inspections are complimentary. Owners also get access to an online account that allows them to view their property calendar, see how much money is in reserve on their behalf, and allows them to make their own bookings.

Wade remarks, “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.” Lofty has rolled out a number of extra services geared for the Chinese market including a grocery delivery service, a mobile seafood BBQ service, high-end amenities and extra blankets. The vacation rental industry is changing fast, chat with Wade at +66 (0) 9-2475-4984 or email him at Wade@LoftyPhuket.com for more insights. To see a list of current vacation rentals managed by Lofty, visit www.LoftyVillas.com or visit www.LoftyPhuket.com to for more information on becoming a Lofty Member.

76 F2 LOFTY VILLAS 26/11, Sainamyen Rd, Kathu, Phuket 83150 : +66 92 475 4984 Wade@LoftyPhuket.com www.LoftyVillas.com

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Where lifestyle meets nature Concept Tucked away in a quiet, idyllic residential area surrounded by nature, you’ll find the beautiful Lake House development. The villas focus on spacious, open-plan living space complemented by an integrated indoor and outdoor area. The nature living experience is further enhanced by floor-toceiling glass windows and doors. Price range: 15-28.8 million baht Location The Lake House is located in the western part of Phuket Island, near Laguna complex, Boat Avenue, and the whitesand beaches of Bangtao and Layan. The Lake House enjoys all local amenities and facilities the area has to offer, while at the same time providing a rural retreat from mainstream tourism.

The Lake House is proud to launch Phase Three; our latest new villa designs feature secure advanced home automation technology allowing you to control devices in the villas through your Smartphone. Please come and see our show villas - they’re completely furnished and ready for you to move in. Specifications The Lake House offers 18 affordable, luxury pool villas (nine lakeside villas and nine villas with garden views) designed in modern tropical style, with plot sizes ranging from 400sqm to 1,200sqm. Our villas, one or two-storey, consist of three to four bedrooms, and are fully furnished with a spacious living room area, a modern fitted kitchen, private Jacuzzi pool, ample parking for two cars in a garage connected to the villa.

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PROPERTY / HOMES / INTERIORS.RAWAI VIP VILLAS & KIDS PARK

Rawai VIP Villas & Kids Park

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

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

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

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The View Effortless Lifestyle

ADVERTORIAL Phuket’s popularity as a place to own a second home has resulted in a vast choice of properties being built; from near-beachside condominiums to secluded hillside villas. Most people prefer to aspire to private villas but their expensive upkeep and maintenance costs are sometimes enough to deter prospective buyers who opt for condominium living instead. However, this needn’t be the case. The View, a luxury low-rise development in the hills of Kata, is a perfect mix of villa living with the ease and convenience you would come to expect in a condominium. The concept at The View is to create an environment as close as possible to your own private home. But the beauty of it is that it all comes with the added extras not found in a stand-alone villa. Firstly, each unit is cleverly designed to maximise privacy, each with its own entrance to give the feeling of a separate entity, and each enjoying panoramic Andaman Sea views.

“When building The View, I felt that it was important to balance the look and style of the building while making life for the residents straightforward,” comments architect Alex, from Denmark. “After all, many of the investors are expatriates in Southeast Asia, so they just want to fly in, enjoy their time at The View and then leave without having to worry about maintenance.” Its slick state-of-the-art minimalist design is not something you’d expect in a normal standard residential development. The kitchens and bathrooms are from Denmark and this modern and contemporary Scandinavian theme is consistent throughout. Some of these two-storey units have their own garden and pool, thus adding to the feeling of a private villa. Each unit can be opened up to enjoy the sea breezes, and The View has its own helipad – one of only six on the whole island. Unlike some private detached villas, residents at The View all have access to excellent facilities that include two swimming pools – one of which is an infinity pool – as well as a spa, a fitness centre and a clubhouse. Essentially, The View provides the simplicity of condominium living, but in a prime hillside location for those who desire a luxurious, effortless lifestyle.

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PROPERTY / HOMES / INTERIORS.ISS FACILITY SERVICES

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

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PROPERTY / HOMES / INTERIORS.TILE-IT

Discover the best solution for your floor or wall, exterior and interior With showrooms in Phuket and Bangkok, our boutiques offer compact, unconfused displays, taking the "bazaar" out of the tile showroom and presenting you with an easy reference point for all your floor and wall solutions. In stock Italian porcelain tiles and the highest quality European certified porcelain tiles from China, providing superior materials for home and office renovations as well as larger commercial, residential and condominium projects. We offer a wide range of solutions to flooring requirements in pricing, whilst maintaining the same high standards of material performance and customer care. After sales services include the supply of accessories and machinery for installation and finishing, and care & maintenance products.

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

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High season

Property tips Excited developers / agents – waiting for you At this time of year, property developers and real estate agents are at their most excited and, in some cases, with their finely tuned fever pitch smoothness and schmooze strategies in play, ready for the much dreamt about tourist-turned property investor to arrive by air, sea and (less common) by road.

Phuket’s choice The good news for any investors out there is that Phuket really does have some good property development offerings available. During what has, in the last three years, been a relatively quiet period in terms of volume of property investment, many developers have not packed up and retreated to condominium over-supplied Bangkok or to further shores. Instead, Phuket now has: new sea view condominium projects; new globally branded beach clubs – this time we believe, correctly set back and positioned in relation to the beaches; new attractions for children including Kids Clubs at marinas; a great existing retail area which is under considerable development and investment, about to be expanded to more than four times its existing size. I could go on, but you might think I’m being sponsored.

Field of gravity pulling you in Whilst looking at all the wonders of Phuket, you may find yourself gravitating to a situation where you are presented with nicely prepared 3D images and brochures and drone aerial shots of beautiful land sites – all ready for the first concrete and steel rod pilings to be driven into the ground with a shudder, as soon as enough would-be buyers have placed their deposits.

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If that happens, then please consider, very carefully, why you are thinking about investing in property in Phuket, and how you can do this safely. Take your time and – as I inevitably must say – seek decent legal, but also practical, advice before you make a commitment.

Baby steps If you think you can learn everything about a project or property from being in the sales office, then I guess you may also buy a car by inspecting the specifications provided to you at the showroom by that attractive show room salesperson. If you don’t think this way, then some of the matters that you should check are as follows: 1. How much cash does the developer have to finish the project, without you? 2. Is there a large bank loan taken out on the project land, which could be OK, provided the developer can actually service the loan. 3. Is the project land legal? This isn’t a question of whether there is a land title document in existence – of course, there will be one of those, it’s a question of inspecting the entire history of the land; sometimes more than 60 years worth of old land title documents need to be checked at the land department. 4. Is the developer being sued for anything in the courts? 5. Is the timing of the construction phase of the development completely reliant upon sales – and therefore a moving feast? 6. What is the type of legal ownership being offered and is the developer / sales team / agent able to eloquently describe this to you without struggling. If they oversimplify, then you won’t get the true picture. If they get caught up in technical language, then you definitely need help and advice, as they probably do too... 7. Is the access way, from the public road to the front door of your prospective property, free and clear of impediments, and legally registered?

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8. What is the asset management plan for any ‘common area’ in the project: landscaping, lighting, refuse collection, road resurfacing, amenities upkeep – gyms; saunas, spas, yoga rooms, restaurant facilities – they all require maintenance. Someone has to pay – that will be you. Have the projected fees been projected on a decent set of financial assumptions and is there a professional management company or a team assigned, or ready to be assigned, post-completion?

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9. The big crunch for many investors – the rental programme. A rental programme, like a real estate agent, can take on many disguises. It can be your friend, your dinner partner, and then your enemy who doesn’t pick up the phone anymore. If you are buying for the comfort of knowing that you are to be ‘guaranteed’ a yield, then you need to take advice on the guarantee, the format of the programme, how the gross operating expenses are calculated, how your share is calculated after the guarantee expires, who is backing the guarantee in the event the project isn’t as successful as hoped. Really, a rental programme is sometimes worth looking into almost as much as the property itself. So, whilst I prepare to leave my Phuket property home, which I bought eight years ago and which has doubled in value, to drive to my office in a marina where I may, if I ever had the free time, set sail around the sunny pristine vistas of Phuket and the surrounding islands, please take your time to choose your dream second/third/fourth home, or the next property purchsase which ought to beat the yield of any investment fund manager.

Desmond Hughes By Desmond Hughes (Senior Partner) of Hughes Krupica. Hughes Krupica is a law firm which specialises in Real Estate; Construction; Hospitality; Corporate; Marine; 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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LIVING.LAGUNA PHUKET MARATHON 2017

Laguna Phuket

Marathon 2017

ADVERTORIAL The 12th edition of the Laguna Phuket Marathon, considered to be Asia’s largest destination marathon, presents runners with the chance to test their endurance on a beautiful-yet-challenging race course in one of the most famous destinations in the world. This year’s Laguna Phuket Marathon will take place over two days, 3-4 June. The 2km, 5km and 10.5km races will take place on the afternoon of 3 June while the half marathon and marathon will start early morning on 4 June. This race is attracting more than 8,000 athletes from Asia Pacific, Europe, Americas and Southeast Asia.

The first Laguna Phuket Marathon was held in 2005 in response to the 2004 tsunami to celebrate and support the island’s fast recovery. The event was a showcase of the resilience of local businesses and communities and to this day continues to support the island’s businesses during a period of the year when the island is typically quiet. The event has never been about breaking records – rather, participants return to the annual event to support the local community and enjoy one of the most popular lifestyle sporting events in Asia. In addition to the marathon, participants can sign up for a half marathon, a 10.5km run, a 5km run and a 2km kids’ run. There will also be parties, trophy presentations and an expo where local businesses and sponsors showcase their products and services. Runners follow the course from Laguna and head north through local villages, pineapple and rubber plantations. It is a fun and family oriented affair in conjunction with the Laguna Phuket Foundation, which supports educational and social development of local communities, marine and natural environmental conservation. Organised by Go Adventure Asia, the Laguna Phuket Marathon continues to support local charities; runners are encouraged to raise money through the Laguna Phuket Foundation, which supports educational and social development of local communities, the conservation of marine and natural environments, and emergency relief. PHUKET MARATHON CO., LTD Tel: +66 2 2362931, info1@phuketmarathon.com www.phuketmarathon.com

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PHUKET Wat Chalong

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The most popular of all the temples in Phuket is Wat Chalong, built during the reign of King Rama II (1809-1842) and since subject to much extension. The temple contains several structures and halls, one of which features a gilt-covered statue of the famous and revered Luang Poh Cham, plus statues of Luang Poh Chuang and Luang Poh Gleum, all ex-abbots of the temple. The Grand Pagoda is decorated with wall paintings of scenes from the Buddha’s life and features various Buddha images.

Bangla Road (Patong) Many people come to Phuket just to revel in the razzmatazz of Patong’s hotspots, but even if your tastes are generally more moderate, you should not miss this international icon of the hedonistic lifestyle. A short street in the heart of down-town Patong, Bangla Road packs more than a hundred bars, restaurants and discotheques into a single traffic-free, brightly-lit celebration of glitz, which operates from dusk until dawn. Walking up and down and dropping into one or two of the throbbing cacophonous homages to Mammon will leave you with vivid and enduring memories of the ‘other’ Phuket. 75 C2

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Snorkelling Crystal clear waters, beautiful coral reefs and a prolific marine life; it’s an underwater paradise. The best time is between November and April, when there’s very little rain and the sea is clear and calm. Most of the west coast beaches, especially the smaller ones, offer good snorkelling – as do the islands off the southeast coast of Phuket

Cable Ski Great for speed-lovers: Phuket Wake Park, in Kathu. Try knee boards, double skis, slalom (single) skis, wake boards, ski disks and trick skis. All equipment is available for rent or you can bring your own. Costs from 950 baht for two hours to 1,600 baht for a full day. Daily 7.30am-11pm. Also, try Anthem Wakepark in Thalang, built on a 50,000 sqm natural fresh water lake. Costs from 800 baht for two hours to 1,500 baht for a full day. Daily 9am-6.30pm. 55 C4

Sapan Hin

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

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


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Weekend market The most popular week-end market, about 1km south of Central Festival, is officially called ‘Chao Fa Variety’ but is universally referred to by its Thai name ‘Talad Tai Rot’. There you’ll find a bewildering choice – everything from clothes to electronics. If you’re after handicraft items like tooled leather goods, Buddha images or second-hand books, you’ll not be disappointed. And if you’re hungry, there’s a huge selection of Thai snacks – all freshly prepared on the spot. The market opens at 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays − when it’s cooler. It’s a good idea to arrive early to avoid the crowds and traffic. Car parking can be a challenge... 80 G6

Old Phuket Town A hundred years ago, Phuket was a prosperous tin mining town and was an international centre with a large community of Chinese and Europeans. They built beautiful homes in the style called SinoPortuguese – terraced townhouses with narrow frontages and accommodations stretching back from the road. The beautifully furnished interiors often included walled gardens and Chinese inspired decorations. Explore Rommanee, Talang, Yaowarat and Dibuk Roads, where the buildings have been lovingly restored to their former glory and now feature antique shops, speciality restaurants and more. 81 C5S

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LIVING.EXTRACT FROM ‘OUR MAN IN PHUKET’ BY ALAN R. COOKE MBE

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Iraq invades Kuwait

2nd August 1990… eight days later

It was longtime friend and fellow hasher, Johnny Johnson, who – putting his head round my apartment door that August morning – uttered the immortal words, “I’ve got a map. We leave in an hour.” Bloody hell did he have a map, but we left anyway. The family who were reputedly more knowledgeable in the ways of the desert than we (as it turned out their experience was based on family picnics in the desert), we parked up while our ‘picnic family’ squeezed as much of their ‘stuff ’ into their four-wheel drive vehicle as possible. We must have sat there for nearly two hours, finally getting on our way at noon, the sun scorching down from directly overhead. Outside temperatures were by this time more than 50 degrees centigrade. Our small group of four or five vehicles got under way heading for the family’s favourite picnic spot. Once we were a few miles into the deserted desert proper, it was apparent that we had no idea where we were going; we needed help. Parked up on some hard sand below and to our right was a typical, picture-perfect desert Bedouin tent with a few desultory camels wandering about outside. Maybe we should go and ask the way. Nobody else seemed to want to be the one to make the approach, so I stepped out into the searing heat and walked the 150 or so metres to the tent. As I approached, I could see the whole family in the low tent were seated around their mid-day meal with baskets of dried dates, fish and rice laid out in front of them. Shit, I thought, I’m going to have to sit down and join them, and experience the true desert hospitality. It would be considered insulting to refuse if they offered hospitality but I really didn’t have time to stop for a MacDonald’s As I got close, it was indicated I remain standing in the sun outside the shade of the tent, I then saw the dark angry look on the father’s face; I was clearly not welcome, which was a relief. As he looked up at me from a few yards away, he implied by the unasked question, “What the bloody hell do you want, and where do you think you’re going?” I did the respectful “Salam Ali Cum” bit and then asked, in my very best (crap), Arabic: “which way to Saudi?” He waved a piece of fish in such a way that it indicated nothing. Clearly he had no interest in being helpful and simply wanted me to go away. I tried again. “Is this the way to Saudi?” He probably thought it was too bloody stupid a question to answer. Anywhere

Alan R. Cooke MBE in a 90 degree arc south would lead to Saudi. Fortunately at this point one of his many children, a young lad of no more than nine or ten, jumped up. “Follow me,” he announced and set off striding back towards our small group of waiting cars. Jumping up onto the running board, he pointed in the direction we needed to travel and we were off. We probably drove for about three miles, far enough for me to begin to worry as to how the boy would be getting back to his family. Each time I tried to inquire he would merely reply “marlish”, which pretty much meant “never mind”. Finally I decided that his walk back was far enough and made him get off. After profuse and profound “Shukhrans”, he was off striding back, dish-dash fluttering in the light breeze that had sprung up, to return to his interrupted lunch in the 50-plus degree heat. At one stage we spotted Iraqi soldiers on the western horizon, sitting out the heat of the mid-day sun. None of them moved to intercept us – I guess they had lost interest in soldiering until later in the day. As we drew closer to the border we could make out through the haze a black line stretching across the horizon. Gradually, as it came into focus, we could see that it was a huge sand bund, maybe as much as 10 metres high, that had been pushed up over a great many years to define the Kuwaiti-Saudi border. A few days later we learnt that a Range Rover with four Brit occupants had tried to drive over it and got stuck. All four people had died. The Saudi Border Police Station was like something out of a Beau Geste movie. In my memory it was a two-storey building and looked like it was made of mud and wattle. When we finally reached the front of the queue, an official took our passports to check, but failed to return them. “Aliens over there,” he said, indicating where we should park. HURRAY – WE WERE OUT – FREE AND CLEAR An abbreviated extract from the book ‘Our Man in Phuket’ by Alan R. Cooke MBE. Available only from Island Furniture. Copies are free to clients, hashers and cricketers.

Left to right: Ian W, David L, Reg, Johnny J, Alan R Cooke, Kelvin D, on the road south, outside of Jubail towards Dammam, Saudi Arabia. 11 August 1990.

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

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

HOSPITALS Bangkok Hospital Phuket

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

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

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EMBASSIES & CONSULATES Austria +66 76 248334-6 #35 Australia +66 76 317700 Finland +66 76 330530-4 #2631 Germany +66 76 610407 Ireland +66 76 381052 Italy +66 76 263923 Korea +66 76 234452 Norway +66 76 237156 Sweden +66 76 380000 United Kingdom +66 23 058 333

COURIERS DHL FedEX TNT Thailand Post

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LANDLINE SERVICE CENTRES TOT Chalong +66 76 367200 +66 76 367238 TOT Patong +66 76 340199 TOT Koh Kaew +66 76 272 800-14 CAT City +66 76 216861 +66 76 216879 CAT Patong +66 76 341102-3 HI-SPEED INTERNET CALL CENTRES 3BB 1530 AIS FIBRE 1185 TOT Hi-speed 1100 TRUE Online 1333 MOBILE PHONE CALL CENTRES AIS Dtac MyCAT TrueMoveH

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ENTERTAINMENT CHOICES PATONG Disco @ Banana Bar & Disco. Open for more than 10 years, Banana Disco remains one of Patong’s most popular dancing clubs with a mix of Thais and visitors in regular attendance. PHUKET CITY Bar Bands @ Timber Hut. Typical Thai pub scene. A fun place featuring one of Phuket’s great bar bands. PATONG Live music @ Tai Pan. Classic rock, and the latest dance hits every night with international singers. PHUKET CITY DJ & live music @ Kor Tor Mor Pub & Restaurant. A great spot to experience the local nightlife scene. Live Thai music and the DJ plays international hits.

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. PHUKET CITY Live blues @ Rockin’ Angels. It’s a favourite amongst long-term expats and hosts live music and open jam sessions every night. Rockin’ Angels serves up a variety of beers, cocktails and great whiskeys. This is the best bar in Phuket City for live blues. MAI KHAO Jazz n’ Blues @ SALA Phuket. Live funky Jazz n’ Blues with happy hour and complimentary sunsets at SALA Phuket. +66 76 338888.

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

KAMALA Live Entertainment @ The Pool Bar, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. Enjoy live music from the resident band ‘2gigis’. Every Tuesday and Friday from 6-10pm at the Pool Bar. Happy Hour: Enjoy two cocktails for the price of one from 5-8pm. BANGTAO Live DJs @ XANA Beach Club. DJ chill-out set every day in the evening ‘till late.

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. PHUKET CITY Jazz live @ The Route Café & Music Bar. Live music every weekend: pop, soft rock, jazz – all cool styles of music are played here and musicians are welcome to jam later on. PATONG Ladies Night @ Seduction Beach Club & Disco. Tuesday and Thursday nights. DJ Tracks and DJ Eazy Official on the decks. Doors open 10pm. VIP bookings +66 85 183 7059. PHUKET CITY Live acoustic music @ The Barrel. The Barrel features live acoustic music in the evenings and great nightly specials on drinks and food. Seating is comfortable and ample.

REGULAR EVENTS Phuket Yacht Club. 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

Lions Club of Patong Beach. Dinner 2nd Tuesday of each month. +66 81 374 2088 www.lions-club-patong.org

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

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

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

Rotary Club of Patong Beach. Meets each Tuesday at 7pm. www.rotarypatong.org

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Baluchi Bosalino Irish Times Pub Kantok Karlsson's Restaurant Kiko Japanese Restaurant Naina Restaurant Patong Seafood Sam's Steak & Grill Straits Dining Sushi Box The Bistro The Crab House Two Chefs Patong

Patong / Indian Patong / Indian Patong / International Patong / Thai Patong / International Patong / Japanese Kathu / Seafood & BBQ Patong / Chinese Patong / Steaks & Grills Patong / Thai Patong / Asian Patong / Asian Patong / Asian Patong / International

Kata/Karon +39 Italian Street Food @ Beach Bar & Restaurant @ Beach Bar & Restaurant Baluchi Boathouse Wine & Grill CafĂŠ Studio COAST Beach Club & Bistro El Gaucho Mare Italian Restaurant MINT Mom Tri's Kitchen Ocean Beach Club OrientAsia Roy Dee Secret Cliff The Cliff Restaurant The Cove Two Chefs Karon Beach Two Chefs Kata Beach Two Chefs Kata Center

Kata / Italian Kata / Steaks & Grills Karon / International Karon / Indian Kata / International Karon / Coffee, Bakeries & Desserts Karon / Fusion/Mediterranean Karon / International Karon / Italian Karon / Fusion/International Kata / Eurasian Karon / Asian Karon / Asian Kata / International Karon / International Karon / International Karon / Asian Karon / International Kata / International Kata / International

Mom Tri's WOK PAGODA

Coast Beach Club

Mid-Island (Cherngtalay, Bang Tao, Kamala, Surin, Koh Kaew, Boat Lagoon, Royal Phuket Marina & Mai Khao) Baan Talay Big Fish Restaurant & Bar Bodega & Grill CafĂŠ Del Mar CUT Grill & Lounge Iniala Gourmet Iniala Kitchen & Bar Kenny Rogers Roasters Plum Prime Steakhouse Sala Phuket Seafood at Trisara SKYE Lake Club The Watercourt Vanilla Sky XANA Beach Club

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LIVING.PATRIKO LONDON

PATRIKO LONDON Handmade Ladies’ Footwear

The largest collecঞon of designer shoes on Phuket Island

ADVERTORIAL Our brand-new Phuket store has over 120 unique and different styles and colours of fabulous handmade leather shoes and sandals for all events and occasions, from beach parties to wonderful evening balls and everything in between. We have sandals, pumps, evening shoes, high heels, low heels, high wedges and low wedges in fact just about everything in footwear a lady could possibly want. These fabulous shoes come in a multitude of colours in the finest leathers, suede, and even snakeskin and at prices you can afford starting around 3,500 baht (US$100) .

Visiting Patriko London and browsing around is a delight and you can rest assured that everything in our store is unique to us and of top quality materials and workmanship. Come and see us at our large store at the new ‘Lagoon Road Plaza’ which is at the entrance to Laguna Phuket, just 100 metres up the road from BamPot restaurant, virtually opposite Bake and Flame and just around the corner from Villa Supermarket and Boat Avenue. Very central, easy to find and you will not be disappointed. Have a look at our website: www.patrikolondon.com or find us on FaceBook at patrikolondon-ladies shoes or give us a ring on 089 8737075

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21/4 Lagoon Road Plaza, Lagoon Rd., Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket : +66 89 873 7075 www.patrikolondon.com

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