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REGULARS

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

BOATING

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DINING

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TRAVEL

54 Rolling on the river at Kuraburi 62 Lampang, ‘City of the Rooster’

LEGAL MATTERS

70 Practical tips for dealing with ‘legal encounters’ in Phuket

COVER: Surin Clock Tower, Phuket City

PHUKET LIVING

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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!

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

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WHAT’S ON. PHUKET EVENTS

Events during November may be postponed or cancelled as a show of respect during this period of mourning for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Please check.

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Loy Krathong sees people float decorated sections of banana tree trunk that contain flowers, incense sticks and a candle. The concept of Loy Krathong is to float away ones’ troubles and bad luck, on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month.

Loy Krathong @ around Phuket

Melbourne Cup @ Hyatt Regency Phuket, Kamala The race that stops a nation! 9am-2pm. Ticket costs 3,000 baht per person (food and beverage inclusive). donna_scot@toon.co.nz.

12 NOVEMBER Women’s soccer @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Thalang 5th Phuket International Women Soccer 7s. Last year saw teams from Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore and Thailand. Up to 12 teams can play. www.thai7s.com/women-soccer-7s

13 NOVEMBER Cycling race @ Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club (TSLC), Thalang

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

Thanyapura Phuket Classic Cycling Race. Cycle through lush jungle mountains, scenic roadways and exotic coastlines; 45km ride or an advanced 106km race. www.thanyapura.com/events

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Phuket International Sportfishing Tournament 2016. Registration is on 23 November from 4pm onwards at Tamarind Bar & Grill. The final evening and prize giving party will also be held in the Tamarind Bar & Grill. www.phuket-international-sportfishing-tournament.com

24-27 NOVEMBER Boat show @ Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya Pattaya Boat Show returns to Pattaya’s Ocean Marina Yacht Club for the fifth time with more 6,000 visitors expected. Free yacht cruises, trial kayaks, paddle boats, food & drinks and live band. www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com

3 DECEMBER Muay Thai fight @ Outrigger Laguna Phuket Black Tie Muay Thai III. Muay Thai Chic! Celebrities and experienced Muay Thai fighters from Phuket step into the ring for a good cause. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception, a delicious four-course dinner and free-flow beverages. Tickets: 3,500 baht. +66 76 278146. info@phukethasbeengoodtous.org.

3-10 DECEMBER Regatta @ Kata Beach Resort, Kata Beach

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The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The regatta will be held off Kata Beach from 3 -10 December, hosting international racing classes with about 150 boats and around 1,500 sailors compete for one of sailing’s most prestigious trophies. www.kingscup.com

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15-18 DECEMBER Yacht show @ Ao Po Grand Marina The largest gathering of the most innovative superyachts in the region, coupled with luxury yachting lifestyle activities for the first time in Phuket. This event supports the government policy to promote Thailand as a ‘Marina Hub of ASEAN’ as well as stimulating Thailand’s economy, particularly the tourism sector. www.thailandyachtshow.com

10-12 DECEMBER Superyacht event @ Kata Rocks, Kata Beach Bringing like-minded people together to connect in a relaxed social environment, our hand-selected guest list features Kata Rocks villa owners, superyacht owners, industry professionals and media. The event is open to both sailing and motor yachts measuring over 24m in length, visiting or based in Phuket – Southeast Asia’s leading luxury location and superyacht hot spot. Sponsored by Infinite Luxury, the resort developer and hosted by the award-winning Kata Rocks. www.katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com

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

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Dining with a dierence

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ADVERTORIAL Banyan Tree Lang Vietnam recently commissioned Phuket-based Helicam Co. Ltd. to capture their destination in an advertisement featuring moonlit dining on their beach, bridge, and lakeside. This was a special occasion in an exclusive and romantic set up. Beautifully themed decorations and backdrops were prepared in advance by the resort team for maximum impact. The filming was done during the twilight moments for the best lighting arrangements and editing was done using Lightroom and Photoshop. If your company or product requires the best imagery in either photography or video productions, please visit: www.helicam.asia or call for any enquiries: 087-2810451

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Collective Series Session Six @ Kata Rocks

Southeast Asia Pilot celebrating 25 years in print @ Royal Phuket Marina

Last Sunday brunch @ Bodega & Grill International Homestay Fair 2016 @ Limelight Avenue

Baan Yamu Villas and Condominium open house

Movenpick Karon’s CSR campaign ‘A Kilo of Kindness’

Thanyapura celebrated The 5 Year Service Award Ceremony

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Seventh Sky Condominium opening

Andaman Hotelier and Tourism Fair 2016 @ Limelight Avenue

El Gaucho launch new menu @Karon Beach Square

Go Pink With Chef Nooror @ Blue Elephant Phuket

The first Xana Sunday brunch in this season @ XANA Beach Club

4th Triumph of Health & Wellness Weekend Retreat @ JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

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TRAVEL.PHUKET’S BLOSSOMING STREET ART SCENE

The colourful street art murals on Dibuk Road are a popular spot to take group photos and selfies. The murals are a collaboration between a variety of local Thai artists

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In recent years, a lot has been done to make the streets of Phuket Old Town more aesthetically pleasing. Sidewalks have been repaved, ugly overhead electrical wires removed and buried underground, and many an old Sino-Portuguese building has been given a colourful facelift. Phuket Old Town has always been popular because of its oldworld charm, but perhaps more so nowadays due to the current application of fresh paint on oldstanding buildings in the form of some extremely colourful pieces of street art.

Show-stopping red turtle, symbolising the red turtle sweet cake – a symbol of long life and good fortune – served during the ‘Por Tor’ festival

Painted by Mue Bon, this colourful bird adorns the side of a local restaurant on Phang Nga Road

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Located at the downtown fresh market, this piece by Alex Face depicts local Peranakan culture

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n mid-2016, an initiative between a well-known property developer and a local artist came to fruition. The initiative took on the name ‘F.A.T. Phuket’ (Food Art Town) and the project instantly became the talk of the town. Local artists and some of Thailand’s most famous street artists quite literally canvassed the streets to give the town yet another renovation as colourful paintings and murals started popping up all over the place. It is no secret that street art tends to be a controversial subject, quite possibly because the concept is often misunderstood. The days of young kids with paint cans spraying graffiti all over the place are mostly past. These days, street art takes on more creative and artistic forms; artists have become more innovative in their approaches, cumulating in some really great murals and gorgeous pieces of art.

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Capturing the ‘shabby-chic’ essence of Phuket Old Town, street-art pieces and various murals have brightened up street corners, adding flair to external restaurant walls and noodle shops, enticing tourists as well as locals and expats to wander into previously dark alleys, and have generally added a colourful character to the already charming Old Town district of Phuket. It’s now common to see people posing for pictures in front of these large, colourful pieces of art.

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Although hard to find, the hornbill is a gorgeous piece that pays homage to one of the island’s local birds

Take two examples, both by a popular Thai street artist with a deep-rooted Peranakan theme running through them, touching on Phuket’s prominent Thai-Chinese heritage. One features a character in an intricate batik sarong and kebaya – traditional garb worn by Phuket’s local Baba community – while the other is a large-scale interpretation of the annual ‘Hungry Ghosts’ (Por Tor) festival, the massive piece a showstopping red, painted in the form of a turtle, symbolising the red turtle sweet cake – the symbol of long life and good fortune – served during the ‘Por Tor’ festival.

In today’s social media age, the murals in Phuket have proven to be very interactive, prompting people to pose in front of, or alongside the works while their photograph is taken and promptly uploaded and shared to a worldwide range of social media sites and this can only be a good thing.

Other scenes often appear to pop up out of nowhere; as you wander the streets of the old town, an impressively large lion’s head graces the entrance to a parking garage while a pastel-rendered bird with large protruding eyes has made the side of a famous local eatery its ‘nest’. A hornbill, a native of the region, is brought to life under an abandoned awning, while a dancing Chinese troupe ups the ante of the entrance to a small but popular Chinese shrine. Indeed, wandering the streets of Phuket Old Town affords the opportunity to get up close and personal to this unique street art and provides a chance to see just how detailed the works actually are. Whether Phuket’s authorities have fully realised it or not, street art is a fantastic way to promote tourism: it is seen as fresh and contemporary and in today’s social media age the murals in Phuket have proven to be very interactive, prompting people to pose in front of, or alongside, the works while their photograph is taken and promptly uploaded and shared to a worldwide range of social media sites. This can only be a good thing. Street art murals are getting people out and about, and producing some outstanding images on social media

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About the artists: Mue Bon Bon is a Bangkok-based visual and creative street artist skilled in a variety of media including installation, painting, video and performance art, as well as mixed-media. He is well known for his colourful street murals in Thailand and across Southeast Asia. Alex Face Patcharapol Tangruen is popularly known as ‘Alex Face’. One of Thailand’s most influential street and graffiti artists, he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine and Applied Arts from Bangkok’s King Mongktut Institute of Technology. An artist with a social conscience, his ‘Baby with the third-eye character’ can be found all over Thailand. Ludmila Letnikova Well known by her colourful hair and striking clothes, Luda is a Phuket-based expat artist originally from Russia. Luda is trained in graphic design, post production, illustration and art direction. She often collaborates with the Attitude Club and is a member of Phuket Sketchers.

Murals have added a splash of fresh paint to Phuket’s Sino-Portuguese buildings and shophouses

Rukkit Khuanhawate Rukkit is a popular street artist and graphic designer from Bangkok. Graduating with a degree in Art Education from Chulalongkorn University, he started painting street murals by stencil in 2011. He’s famous for his colourful and geometric style, and has painted street art in such places as far apart as Hong Kong, India and Dubai. Thaweesak Srithongdee Better known by his nickname ‘Lolay’, Thaweesak is a well-respected Thai graphic designer and a well-versed artist. Largely known for his local designs and acrylics, Lolay also draws on his international experience as he’s participated in several solo and group exhibitions abroad – and in 2005 enjoyed an artist residency in Japan. Pichit Paidan Hailing from Mae Hong Son, Pichit is a prolific artist whose works depict life in the Kingdom in an epic manner. He is famous for bridging the gap between artists and communities, as well as local and national governments. His impressive paintings are an ode to society, mixing images of life in both northern and southern Thailand. Ton Lim (P7) Bangkok-based, P7 is an artist and designer who merges contemporary fine art with street-art sensibilities – no mean task. Interestingly, P7 is self-taught. He works all over Thailand and has also displayed on the international market. His work typically intertwines cartoon-like shapes, colours and figures.

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Thalang Road photo opportunity awaits against the backdrop of a flowery, blue Land Rover

The fresh paint decorating Phuket Old Town enhances the certain charm of the area there’s no doubt about that, but perhaps the best outcome of this all is that visitors to the island, as well as locals and expats, have been prompted to get out and about more. Foot traffic within the already busy Phuket Old Town has increased, which shows that island folk and visitors are discovering more of Phuket and what the island has to offer rather than idling their time away in air-conditioned shopping malls. As the street art scene in Phuket continues to blossom and flourish, it’ll be grand to see more and more pieces providing unique photographic opportunities as well as scenes that shed a positive, affectionate, light on Phuket Old Town and the island as a whole.

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A Creative Passion:

Rose Maitland Smith

W

e meet at Silk Restaurant at Andara Resort. I arrive early but mistake the precise venue. Rose is serene, unflustered by the delay. Beautiful, elegantly but simply dressed, glowing with health, I recall her resume: “Just turned 40… my heart still feels 24”. What’s more, she looks 24. Perhaps it’s a question of attitude for Rose is passionate about many things – indeed, ‘heart’, ‘enthusiasm’ and ‘passion’ are three of her favourite epithets. As the “proud mother of two wonderful girls” they represent her most passionate project. Now aged nine and eleven, they attend Kajonkiet International School, where they are already showing exceptional prowess as swimmers. By choosing KISP with its emphasis on Thai culture, she believes her girls will continue to be proud of their national heritage. As a Thai parent she is convinced of the importance of good manners and respect for others. Nonetheless, Rose would like them to spend time at a university in England or America (as indeed she did in Seattle at the tender age of 16), both to broaden their horizons and to hone their English. Still, that ‘project’ is some way away... Her enduring love for Phuket is another example of Rose’s passion: after all, the island was where she spent many vacations before deciding to call it home. Describing it as “this beautiful island”, she declares that she “loves to be in a place that surrounds me with inspiration,” adding that she and her family “would never dream of leaving it.” Praise indeed... Married to a British gentleman, she lives with her family in a modern home she planned in close harmony with the architect. Set on a spectacular rocky promontory, it provides her with amenities key to her well-being: a sense of privacy, close contact with the natural environment and an idyllic location in which to bring up her daughters. It is, moreover, “perfect…for living and entertaining friends.”

Rose hopes Phuket will not end up as another Singapore. She applauds its ‘simple lifestyle’ and ‘beautiful scenery’, and hopes it can stay that way When constructing the property, Rose retained the original mature trees, including coconut palms, and included large expanses of lawn in a gar den that slopes right down to the sea. By doing this, and by cultivating local plants, including shrubs such as buddleias to encourage butterflies, she has created a haven for wildlife. Not everyone in Phuket shares the same concern for nature and repose. Indeed it’s a matter for concern to Rose that the island is being developed too rapidly and without sufficient concern for its future. As she says, they don’t think about “the bigger picture”. She’d prefer the island’s evolution to continue in ways which will not destroy its charm. “The most disappointing thing… is that many people try to change it … in a completely wrong direction.”

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No fan of big cities, Rose hopes Phuket will not end up as another Singapore. She applauds its “simple lifestyle” and “beautiful scenery”, and hopes it can stay that way. Apart from her daughters, she has a plethora of other interests. As befits someone who has more than 10 years’ experience of yachting, and as the holder of a degree from Mahidol University International College in Travel Industry Management, she is perfectly equipped for her current positions: Ambassador for Pommery Champagne, and, most importantly, the prestigious role of Official Ambassador for the forthcoming Thailand Yacht Show. This event, supported by the Ministry of Tourism, takes place from 15-18 December at Ao Po Grand Marina, and combines the “best aspects of yacht charter, boating industry and luxury lifestyle events”. Rose sees her key role as a public relations one: helping to put Phuket on the map as a world-class yachting venue and destination, and “linking people together who share the same passion… to get them to enjoy the same passion”.

Rose sees her key role as a public relations one: helping to put Phuket on the map as a world-class yachting venue and destination, and “linking people together who share the same passion… to get them to enjoy the same passion You may be sure that she is very good at it… In this connection, she’s recently returned from two celebrated expositions on the Cote d’Azur, the Yachting Festival de Cannes, and the Monaco Yacht Show, where she was able to promote the virtues of this island as a winter Mecca for superyacht owners and charterers. Rose’s enthusiasms don’t stop there. As befits her artistic inclinations, she’s a painter of some repute, who last year held a one-woman exhibition of her work at The Boathouse hotel in Kata. Her colourful canvasses are in the tradition of abstract expressionism. She’s a keen photographer and holds a student pilot’s licence. Flying gives her a sense of freedom and a confidence which she says comes from believing you can handle anything the elements throw at you. How does she manage to fit in all these activities? Part of the secret lies in her serene temperament and her sense of initiative; “I’ll never be shy about trying new things all the time.” She keeps fit and alert by going to the gym and working out at least six times a week. It shows… in mens sana corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body. Add the ingredients of passion and pulchritude, and you have Rose Maitland Smith.

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2.8

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.0

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.9

13

2.3

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.5

2.9

3.2

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.7

2.4

3.0

3.4

3.5

3.3

14

2.8

2.2

1.5

1.0

0.7

0.9

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

3.3

3.2

2.8

2.2

1.5

1.0

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.9

2.6

3.2

3.6

3.6

15

3.2

2.6

1.9

1.2

0.8

0.7

0.9

1.5

2.2

2.8

3.2

3.3

3.1

2.6

2.0

1.4

0.9

0.7

0.9

1.4

2.1

2.8

3.4

3.6

16

3.5

3.1

2.4

1.7

1.0

0.7

0.7

1.0

1.6

2.3

2.9

3.2

3.2

3.0

2.5

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.1

1.6

2.3

3.0

3.5

17

3.6

3.4

2.9

2.2

1.5

0.9

0.7

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.1

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

0.9

1.0

1.3

1.9

2.5

3.1

18

3.4

3.4

3.1

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

19

3.0

3.2

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.1

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.3

20

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

2.0

21

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.5

1.6

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.8

1.8

1.8

22

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.9

1.8

23

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.6

1.6

1.8

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.4

2.1

1.9

24

1.8

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

25

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.7

1.5

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.7

2.4

26

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.3

1.9

1.6

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

3.0

2.7

27

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.2

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.1

2.9

28

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.4

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.6

3.0

3.2

3.1

29

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.9

3.2

3.2

30

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.4

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.1

3.3

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SUNDAY

NOON

MIDNIGHT

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2

3

4

5

6

7

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9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

1

3.2

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

0.9

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.6

2.2

1.7

1.3

1.1

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.9

3.2

2

3.3

3.0

2.6

2.0

1.4

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.6

1.6

2.2

2.7

3.1

3

3.2

3.1

2.8

2.3

1.7

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.3

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.8

4

3.1

3.1

2.9

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.5

5

2.9

3.0

3.0

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.3

6

2.6

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.3

1.3

1.5

1.8

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.6

1.6

1.7

2.0

7

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.7

1.8

8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.5

1.4

1.5

1.8

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

9

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.8

10

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.0

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.5

1.9

2.3

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.8

2.5

2.1

11

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.7

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.8

3.1

3.2

3.0

2.6

12

2.1

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.5

3.0

3.3

3.3

3.0

13

2.5

1.9

1.3

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.1

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.5

1.9

1.4

1.0

0.8

1.0

1.4

2.1

2.7

3.3

3.4

3.4

14

3.0

2.4

1.7

1.1

0.7

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.2

2.7

3.0

3.1

2.8

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.2

2.9

3.4

3.5

15

3.3

2.9

2.2

1.5

0.9

0.6

0.7

1.1

1.7

2.3

2.8

3.1

3.0

2.7

2.3

1.7

1.1

0.8

0.8

1.2

1.7

2.4

3.0

3.4

16

3.5

3.2

2.7

2.0

1.3

0.8

0.6

0.8

1.2

1.8

2.4

2.9

3.0

2.9

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.1

0.9

1.0

1.4

2.0

2.6

3.1

17

3.4

3.3

3.0

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.9

2.9

2.8

2.4

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.2

2.7

18

3.1

3.2

3.1

2.7

2.2

1.6

1.1

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.7

2.2

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.3

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.3

19

2.7

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.9

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.7

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.5

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.0

20

2.4

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.5

1.2

1.2

1.3

1.6

2.0

2.3

2.5

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.8

21

2.1

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.6

2.4

2.1

1.8

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.5

1.7

2.0

2.2

2.4

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.7

1.7

22

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.4

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.7

23

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.3

2.2

2.1

1.9

1.7

1.6

1.5

1.6

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.3

2.1

1.9

24

1.7

1.6

1.7

1.8

2.0

2.1

2.3

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.0

1.8

1.6

1.5

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.3

2.1

25

1.8

1.6

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.9

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.6

2.3

26

2.0

1.6

1.4

1.3

1.4

1.6

1.9

2.3

2.5

2.5

2.4

2.2

1.9

1.6

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.7

2.0

2.4

2.7

2.9

2.9

2.6

27

2.2

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.1

1.3

1.7

2.1

2.4

2.6

2.6

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.4

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.8

2.2

2.6

2.9

3.0

2.9

28

2.5

2.0

1.5

1.1

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.8

2.3

2.6

2.7

2.6

2.4

2.0

1.6

1.2

1.1

1.2

1.5

1.9

2.4

2.9

3.1

3.1

29

2.8

2.3

1.8

1.3

1.0

0.9

1.1

1.6

2.0

2.5

2.7

2.8

2.6

2.2

1.8

1.3

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.7

2.2

2.7

3.1

3.2

30

3.0

2.6

2.1

1.5

1.0

0.8

0.9

1.3

1.8

2.3

2.6

2.8

2.8

2.5

2.1

1.6

1.2

1.0

1.0

1.4

1.9

2.4

2.9

3.2

31

3.2

2.9

2.4

1.8

1.2

0.9

0.8

1.0

1.5

2.0

2.5

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.3

1.9

1.4

1.1

1.0

1.2

1.6

2.1

2.7

3.1

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DREAM FASTER.

ADVERTORIAL Welcome to Thailand! Speedboat Xperience’s team is waiting for you to embark with us on an unforgettable journey of discovery. With our private charter service that combines maximum luxury, comfort and safety, you’ll head off on an exceptional journey to discover another Phuket – unknown, unique and unexpected ... In this enigmatic region of 1,000 faces we’ll help you come across the most enchanting corners far away from beaten paths and overcrowded destinations. With our reputation as premium tourism specialists our boat charter rental offers unique and totally original concepts. From Boat Lagoon Marina, you’ll board the fastest speedboats on the island; true ‘ocean riders’ combining flexibility and maneuverability with advanced comfort and unrivalled equipment for bespoke excursions that combine heavenly destinations with the heady fragrance of adventure.

Lovers, families or friends, take a seat on the most exciting speedboats on the island for one or for several days and get ready for the ultimate thrill. Our choice of charter rentals offer the most suitable and original tours and will make your stay in the historic kingdom of Siam like nothing you’ve experienced before. Beautiful Koh Phi Phi, Phang Nga, Krabi or the Similan Islands ... they’re all within our reach while you enjoy exclusive onboard personalised service (catering à la française, sports broadcasts, leisure and relaxation ...) It’s entirely up to you where you go, so choose between these magical destinations and we’ll reveal the secrets and precious treasures these places hold. White-sand beaches with pristine sand and crystal-clear warm water, natural freshwater pools surrounded by tropical trees and vegetation, we offer a gateway to timeless Thailand. Your well-being and safety are paramount to us; we’ll take care of everything, from the time we pick you up until your return. Speedboat Xperience offers top expertise and professionalism along with a friendly ambience in order to make your vacation in Phuket an event never to forget.

47 SPEEDBOAT XPERIENCE B1 58/35 Moo 5, Koh Keaw, Muang, Phuket 83000 Tel: +66 92 441 9232 contact@speedboatxperience.com www.speedboatxperience.com

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BOATS.THAILAND YACHT SHOW

Thailand

Yacht Show 2016

ADVERTORIAL and brokerage yacht sales companies will return once again, presenting the stunning Italian-built superyacht, Sanlorenzo 46Steel, Forwin. Local dealer, Lee Marine will display a range of large yachts from some of the world’s most prestigious brands such as, Ferretti Custom Line, CRN and CDM among others.

TYS is thrilled to be working once again in partnership with the Thai government, promoting Phuket as the principal hub for superyachts in Asia with its superb cruising grounds and prime location. Momentum and interest in Thailand’s charter potential have continued to build since the 2015 landmark announcement of a new license for foreign-flagged superyachts to charter in Thai waters.

The luxury Dutch brand, Feadship, known for their exclusive custom designs, is also coming on board as a partner this year. For the first time in its 167 years of operation, Feadship has launched three almost identical 34m yachts tailored to the Asia market, with another two on the way. The length and draft of Feadships’s new model is designed to accommodate Asian waters.

On the back of the 2015 Thailand Yacht Show, an increasing number of premier yachting and luxury brands have realised the importance of participating in this leading event. Boat Lagoon Yachting has confirmed a lineup of eight yachts including Princess Yachts, Jeanneau and Prestige Yachts. Simpson Marine, one of Asia’s leading new Photo by Helicam Asia

The iconic, Norman Foster-designed Ocean Emerald, which can accommodate up to 12 guests, will be returning to Thailand’s shores this December. The ultimate yacht for an intimate charter, this contemporary masterpiece provides an expert crew of nine and Michelin star on-board dining. About Thailand Yacht Show

www.thailandyachtshow.com Photo by Richard Dobson

Photo by Phil Blake

Photo by Richard Dobson

Created by the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show, the second edition of the Thailand Yacht Show in partnership with Thai government will combine the best aspects of yacht charter, boating industry and luxury lifestyle events. Destined to attract industry and consumers alike and to become the focal point of the luxury charter yacht business in Asia Pacific.

IMAGE asia is proud to support Thailand Yacht Show as a Media Partner.

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BOATING.CHOLAMARK

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

Our work is done with the expertise of a European manufacturer

ADVERTORIAL Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. is the local dealer for Williams Performance Tenders and is a service station for Avon Inflatables Limited and DSB of Germany • Wide range of inflatable boats made from Neoprene/ Hypalon • In addition to our Cholamark models we also offer Williams & Highfield tenders • Professional repairs of all Neoprene & Hypalon Dinghies, re-tubing & general inflatable dinghy overhauls • Stock in our showrooms includes RIBs & soft floor dinghies • Manufacturer of dinghy covers, sun shades, cushions with closed cell foam; supply & use anti-skid mats • Licensed to repack liferafts. Pick up & delivery service • Parts for dinghies - repair sets, air pumps, paddles, oars & dinghy wheels • Rental of dinghies • Outboard engines, life rafts, self inflating life jackets, hand flares & parachute flares • Stainless steel work (316), Argon Welding & perfect polishing Open in Chalong from 08:30-17:30, Monday-Saturday. Office and shop located opposite Soi Sukee on Chaofa Road, Chalong - very close to Chalong Bay. The dinghy ramp at the opposite end of Soi Sukee and close to “The Lighthouse” makes for easy collection & delivery, subject to tidal restrictions (see page 22 for tide tables).

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

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

110 G3

To Kata & Karon

Cholamark Boat Co., Ltd. School

CHALONG CIRCLE

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To Chalong Pier

CHALONG BAY

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BOATING.GALEON 460 FLYBRIGE

ASIAN PREMIERE!

NEW GALEON 460 FLYBRIDGE Arriving in Phuket early December 2016 Asia Marine is proud to announce the impending arrival in Thailand of the Galeon 460 Flybrige, the first in Southeast Asia. Due in early December, the Galeon 460F will be displayed at the Thailand Yacht Show at Ao Po Grand Marina.

ADVERTORIAL

The 460 Fly is a clear indication that Galeon is still at the forefront of innovation, charting a new direction for modular luxury crafts.

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BOATING.GALEON 460 FLYBRIGE

This daring new design clearly demonstrates the bold path Galeon has taken to propel its yachts into the future.

Groundbreaking innovations The highly anticipated Galleon 460 FLY retains all the groundbreaking innovations of the Galeon 500 FLY, but in a more compact frame. This daring new design clearly demonstrates the bold path Galeon has taken to propel its yachts into the future. Once again fitted with an automatic bow settee area that swiftly morphs into a sundeck, rotating cockpit area, and everyone’s favourite feature – the ‘beach mode’ with its innovative hydraulic drop down bulwarks that literally open up the yacht’s aft cockpit providing a great entertainment space.

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Customise the interior with a variety of available woodwork and fabrics and select from a wide range of available options and equipment to truly make it your own

Quality finish customised interior Inside, you’ll find yourself in a world of luxury with the kind of quality finish all Galeon yachts are known for. Customise the interior with a variety of available woodwork and fabrics and select from a wide range of available options and equipment to truly make it your own. Guests can be entertained on the main deck which features a dining area and a full-sized kitchen. The 460 Fly will feature a three-cabin lower deck layout with a full-beam owner’s room, forward double, and a third bunk cabin to starboard. Living space is concentrated on the main deck, with an astern galley layout. The spacious master is located midships and offers access to an en-suite bathroom for extra privacy. Several engine options and propulsion types, including the IPS drives, will allow striking a perfect balance between great fuel economy and sporty performance. The yacht will join the already extensive line up of third-generation units available and is sure to make a long-lasting impression with its unique combination of substance and style. All buttoned up in boat mode, the 460 – powered by either twin 435- or 600-hp Volvo-Penta diesels – runs like a typical express cruiser. Volvo’s forward-facing props on its IPS system will also be an option.

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In Phuket since 1987, Asia Marine is the longest established yacht charter operator in Thailand. In partnership with Asia Marine Yacht Services (Hong Kong), Asia Marine is the exclusive dealer of Galeon Yachts in Thailand . The Galeon brand utilises Polish shipbuilding expertise and offers very competitive pricing compared to its competitors. The brand is also proving to be very popular in Western Europe and in the USA.

ASIA MARINE LTD., Phuket Boat Lagoon, 20/99, Moo.2, Thepkrasattri Road, Koh Kaew, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand Vincent Tabuteau (CEO, Asia Marine Thailand) : +66 81 827 6075 : +66 76 w239111 vincent@asia-marine.net Paul Stamp (Senior Broker & Operations Manager) : +66 91 824 7966 www.asia-marine.net

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BOATS.KATA ROCKS SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS 2016

Kata Rocks launches its own

Superyacht Rendezvous

ADVERTORIAL The inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) from 10 to 12 December 2016 will focus on the social side of the yachting industry, bringing together superyacht owners, industry partners and luxury lifestyle media for three days of fun and networking in a relaxed social environment. The KRSR event is by invitation only and open to both sailing and motor yachts measuring over 24 metres in length, visiting or based in Phuket – Southeast Asia’s leading luxury destination and superyacht hot spot. Sponsored by Infinite Luxury, the management company of Kata Rocks, the growing list of participating partners includes Feadship, 77 Design, Benetti, Bristol Charter, Burgess, Hemisphere Crew Solutions, Lee Marine, PMYA Asia, Princess (SEA), SEAL Superyachts, Yacht Solutions and more.

The KRSR is part of a series of coordinated yachting events starting with the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, from 3 to 10 December. This year the King’s Cup is followed by the inaugural KRSR from 10 to 12 December, and Southeast Asia’s most powerful yachting trifecta culminating with the Thailand Yacht Show from 15 to 18 December. This exclusive superyacht event features a first-class threeday programme including: full complimentary use of resort facilities, welcome reception on superyacht, a cruise with the fleet to a secluded beach for a gourmet BBQ, keynote presentations by yachting professionals, ‘Gins of the World’ sunset cocktails, ‘yacht hop’ and ‘big boys toys’ on the water, an exclusive Feadship Owners’ Dinner in Kata Rocks’ iconic Sky Villa Penthouse and a grand finale that concludes with the Kata Rocks Charter Season Opening Party. Kata Rocks and Infinite Luxury CEO, Richard Pope, said: “We are delighted with the universally positive response and support regarding the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous from the yachting industry and luxury media. Kata Rocks is often referred to as ‘the world’s first superyacht-inspired resort’ and KRSR continues to extend its long association with the yachting industry.” KATA ROCKS SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS 2016 www.katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com Tel: +66 76 370777

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BOATING.ROYAL LANGKAWI INTERNATIONAL REGATTA

Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2017 Fifteen Years and Counting

ADVERTORIAL The 15th edition of the Royal Langkawi International Regatta (RLIR) will take place from 9 to 14 January 2017 in and around the mystical islands of Langkawi, Malaysia. Organised by the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (RLYC), this annual event attracts sailors from the world over vying for the coveted trophies as well as the Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship Award, presented in memory of the regatta’s founder, the late Prince Abdullah, to the best team voted by the participants for its competitiveness, fair racing and comradeship on land and at sea. Yachts competing in RLIR2017 will race in eight different classes; Racing, IRC 1, IRC 2, Sports Boat, Multihull, White Sail, Ocean Rover and Club Cruising Classes and entries before 30 November 2016 will offer participants special early-bird rates. The races are held in a combination of harbour and open sea courses, with one day set aside for the round-the-island race. Teams participating in the RLIR 2017 will be competing for the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy (Racing Class), the RLYC Commodore’s Cup (Club Class Cruisers), the LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy (IRC 1 Class), the RLIR-IRC 2 Challenge Trophy (IRC 2 Class), the Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup (Multihull Class) and Langkawi Sports Trophy (Sports Boat Class). In 2016, Alive’s debut RLIR was rewarded with the Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy for the Racing Class. Fujin stole the show to take the LADA-IRC Challenge Trophy while Mata Hari claimed the RLIR IRC-2 Challenge Trophy. SMU took home the Langkawi Sports Trophy for the Sports Boats Class and WOW won six of the seven Multihull races to take the Malaysian Multihull Challenge Cup.

The RLYC Commodore’s Challenge Cup for the Club Cruisers stayed with Sophia while the 105-year-old Eveline won the Ocean Rover title, and Chantique made a clean sweep of the White Sail Class. The Tunku Abdullah Sportsmanship Award was presented to Manta Blu. The participants for the 2016 RLIR will be welcomed into the all-new RLYC, which has been redeveloped to include a bigger clubhouse and a new three-storey complex that will house offices as well as retail and lifestyle businesses. The RLYC marina has also been upgraded, expanding the berthing capacity from a 200berth marina to 250 berths. The expansion includes six berths for superyachts up to 80m. The new superyacht berths are fitted with a power supply of up to 400Amps. The Royal Langkawi International Regatta was inaugurated in 2003 by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdullah Hj. Ahmad Badawi and is the brainchild of the Founder of Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, the late Prince Abdullah. The annual RLIR is an event sanctioned by World Sailing and Malaysian Sailing Association (MSA); and supported by the Ministry of Tourism & Culture and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, as well as the Kedah State Government. The RLIR is part of the Asian Yachting Circuit annual calendar. IMAGE asia is proud to support Royal Langkawi International Regatta as a Media Partner. windowonphuket.com

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BOATS.OCEAN MARINA PATTAYA BOAT SHOW

Showcasing the Gulf of Thailand: Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show

Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is growing the boating market in the Gulf of Thailand.

ADVERTORIAL

As the fifth Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show prepares to open its doors from 24 to 27 November at Ocean Marina in Pattaya, organisers are putting the finishing touches to what is set to be a four-day celebration of all things marine in the Gulf of Thailand. With an impressive lineup of diverse products and businesses in the marine and luxury sphere, organisers expect the fifth edition to be one of the best yet with 6,000 visitors expected. Joining the world-class lineup of yachts are Princess Yachts, Monte Carlo Yachts, Azimut, Cranchi, Island Spirit Catamarans, Seat Boat, a selection of pre-owned yachts including Ferretti Yachts, and Derani Yachts who will be representing Fairline, Dominator, Absolute Yachts, Selene Yachts, Fleming Yachts and the multi-award-winning Axpor Boats from Finland. More than 20 boats from day boats up to the 41m superyacht Ocean Emerald will be in the water and available for interested visitors to walk through and inspect, while more than 40 boat brands – international and domestic – will be represented. Onshore luxury real estate offerings from Mövenpick Residences & Pool Villas, Ocean Property, MahaSamutr Country Club & Luxury Villas Hua Hin, and Origin Property will be joined by charter companies and all manner of marine businesses and products including Sky Cruise Phuket,

Bakri Cono, Sika (Thailand), Hull (representing Suzuki), VSM Volvo, Cummins DKSH, Seabob, SeaDoo, Liqui Moly GMBH, V.R. Handle, GoPro as well as the Macau Yacht Show, Phuket International Boat Show and many more. Also joining the onshore exhibits are superbike brands Ducati and Harley Davidson. In addition to the best boat lineup ever, Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show has a packed programme of activities for visitors including daily free yacht cruises, kayak and paddleboat trials, jetpack flying board demonstrations, and games. The food and drinks selection will keep everyone refreshed with Stella Artois beer, Sailor Jerry mojitos from William Grant & Sons, designer ice cream maker Annette I tim tuk tuk, who will be onsite with their iconic three-wheeler, and more. Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is open daily 24 to 27 November, from 11:00 – 19:00. Sunday the event closes 18:00 Entry is free. For more information, please visit www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com.

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GO CRUISING

ADVERTORIAL

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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Phuket King’s Cup Regatta marks 30th Anniversary

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The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Under Royal Patronage will draw a sizeable gathering of sailors from around the world to mark its 30th Anniversary year.

This year’s fleet will comprise around 13 different competing classes of yacht with crew, support personnel and families from many countries, including USA, Australia, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China.

The regatta programme includes the Phuket Dinghy Series, International Dinghy Classes, keelboats and multihulls amongst its competitive classes, as well as a new CRX Kiteboard class. The 30th Anniversary Regatta is to be held from 3-10 December, 2016, at Kata Beach Resort and Spa, Phuket, Thailand.

The new CRX Kiteboard Class will provide a three-day open clinic for young riders from 5-7 December and a race in Chalong Bay during the regatta. More than 30 riders around Asia are expected to participate.

With dinghies and youth sailors included, something like 190 entries and in the region of 1,500 participants are expected to join the 2016 regatta, giving a welcome boost to local businesses in and around Kata Beach. In recent years, Phuket has also become home to fast-developing youth sailing talent. According to regatta president Kevin Whitcraft, “With so much interest in sailing and yacht racing among Thailand’s juniors, the regatta committee installed the Phuket Dinghy Series which has inspired youths from many sailing clubs in Phuket, Phang Nga, Songkhla and as far as Chonburi, to take up sailing since its introduction in 2010. There is great hunger and motivation, especially among young sailors here, for competing at world championships.”

Youth sailing races comprise the International Dinghy Class, which has played a part in the development of youth sailing in Thailand. Victorious young sailors from the Phuket Dinghy Series, which takes place from July to November, will receive trophies,together with other winners at the prize giving ceremony. Whitcraft said, “We are proud of our new wave of young Thai sailors. Bam Kamolwan Chanyim (KC Laser winner 2012), was the first female Thai sailor to join the Olympics in Rio, together with Keerati Bualong, KC Laser winner 2015. And earlier this year, our 2014 and 2015 Optimist winner from Phuket Youth Sailing Club, Nattapong (Max) Yuang-ngam was crowned World Champion at the Rooster International Topper 4.2 World Championships 2016 in Northern Ireland. For more information, visit www.kingscup.com.

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S N O I T O M O PR Sunday roast @ Irish Times, Jungceylon

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

Weekly promotion @ Coast Beach Club & Bistro, Centara Grand Beach 107 Resort D3 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. Everyday giant seafood basket @ Poolside, Cape Sienna Hotel & Villas

Thursday oysters party @ HQ Beach Lounge

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290 baht ++ for 6 pcs. 540 baht ++ for 12 pcs. 1,350 baht ++ unlimited. +66 91 1650 251.

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Enjoy a giant poolside seafood basket for only 1,790 baht net per basket for two persons. From 6 -10pm. +66 76 337300.

Happy hour @ Reflections Rooftop Lounge, The NaiHarn

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Happy Hour experience every evening. Buy one get one free for cocktails. Daily from 5.30-7.30pm. Western BBQ @ Coffee House Restaurant, Novotel Phuket Resort 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 fruits and more; all-you-can-eat 399 baht. +66 76 345035.

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

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

Happy hour @ KEE Kitchen, The KEE Resort & Spa

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50% off! Enjoy the best deals from 6-7pm. +66 76 335888 Ext 8241. Italian set ‘Discovery’ menu @ La Gritta, Amari Phuket

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Chef Patrizia introduces a new six-course discovery menu consisting of the appetizer, main course and dessert. The Discovery Menu is priced at 1,590++ baht per person. +66 76 292697. Sunday ‘Fun Brunch’ @ XANA Beach Club

Amore dinner @ DusitThani Laguna Phuket

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Enjoy your evening with a starry night, ocean breezes, sand between your toes and a delectable four-course menu. Bookings are essential. 5,900++ baht per couple. Weather permitting. +66 76 362999 Ext.7303.

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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, chill-out set will provide the perfect background for an incredible day by the beach. The feast is from 12-3.30pm. 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.

Sizzling night 25 @ Casuarina Beach D5 Restaurant & Pub, DusitThani Laguna Phuket Enjoy unique dining in Phuket at our panoramic beachfront Casuarina Beach Restaurant & Pub. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 12.00-10.30pm. Special: Every Tuesday & Thursday: BBQ Buffet Dinner from 6.30-10pm. 1500++ baht per person. Passion for Italian flavour @Vero Trattoria& Wine Bar, Pullman Phuket Arcadia 9 Naithon Beach A2 Chef Salvatore leads the Vero Kitchen team and prepares a unique new menu with homey style experience which has driven the recognition of Vero in Phuket. Menu starts from 480++ baht. Vero Restaurant opens daily from 5-late. +66 76303299.

Seafood BBQ night @ The Square Restaurant, Novotel Phuket Vintage Park

The all-you-can-eat Churrasco extravaganza @ El Gaucho, Karon 99 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.

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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 net and ½ litre at 360 baht net. Free for children under 3 years old and 50% discount for children age of 4-12 years. +66 76 380555.

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Black peppered tuna steak BY THE COVE PHUKET Ingredients 200g sashimi-grade tuna | 5g black pepper | 50g artichokes | 10g black olives | 60g steak tomatoes | 5g spring onion | 10g rocket salad | 10g onion | 2 tsp olive oil, balsamic dressing and lemon juice Method Brush the fish with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. To grill the tuna, heat a charcoal or stove top cast iron grill to maximum and grill each side for approximately two minutes. The centre should be raw, like sushi or the tuna will be tough and dry. Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes and serve. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice. Gently toss in artichokes, olives, tomato and onion to combine. Serve the tuna on a bed of salad and garnish with spring onion and rocket salad.

About the chef Somjit Chef Somjit from Udon Thani started his career 26 years ago as a kitchen helper, when he discovered his passion for food and his executive chef took him under his wing. Before creating his signature dishes at the Cove Phuket, he previously worked for Cape Panwa Hotel and Movenpick, where he got a chance to travel and teach Thai cooking in Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia he personally looked after the King’s food and learned how to make the best hummus possible. The secret of his dishes is in their simplicity by using the freshest ingredients. Chef Somjit believes “food is love, so cook with your heart!” The Cove Phuket www.thecovephuket.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…

SIGNATURE DISH

Andaman Platter Sea shrimps, tiger prawns, rock lobster, Fine de Claire oysters, steamed Rawai clams in chili, ginger, garlic, coriander and coconut milk, served with garlic bread, red wine shallot vinegar, tabasco sauce, fresh lemon, olive oil. BY ROCK SALT 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.

RECIPE

Mutton Rogan Josh Mutton Rogan Josh is cooked with India’s most intensely hot and fragrant spices. It has a beautiful red hue and is as thick and as rich in flavour as it looks. Mutton Rogan Josh is generally accepted as one of the most delectable Kashmiri dishes.

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.

BY BALUCHI RESTAURANT Ingredients 300g mutton | ½ cup yoghurt | ½ cup tomato purée | 3 chopped onions | 3 tbsp oil | 1 tbsp ginger paste | 1 tbsp garlic paste | 1 tbsp coriander powder | ½ tbsp turmeric | 1 tbsp cumin | ½ tbsp black pepper | 1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder | ½ tbsp cinnamon powder | ½ tsp garam masala | 3 cloves | 3 green cardamoms | 2 bay leaves | chopped coriander Method Heat the oil, add garam masala. Add the sliced onions. Sautée till golden brown. Add mutton and sautée on high heat. Add ginger-garlic paste, reduce heat and add coriander, chili and cumin. Sautée on medium heat. Add the tomato purée and sautée. Add 3 cups of water and cook. Whisk the yogurt, add to the mutton. Add garam masala and cinnamon powder. When it starts boiling, remove from heat. Garnish with chopped coriander. Located on the water's edge on Rawai Beach Rd +66 76 288703, +66 81 091 5788 www.nikitas-phuket.com 123 D4

About the chef Kamal Singh Chef Kamal Singh was born in the northern region of India and he’s been interested in trying new dishes since he was 18 years old. For the past 13 years he’s worked at many places trying different cuisines, including in five-star hotels, gaining great knowledge and experience from various regions. His concept of cooking comes through his heart following his hands, using a wide variety of ingredients. Baluchi Restaurant www.horizonbeach.com

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Black Crab with mild Yellow Curry Sauce

BY THE CRAB HOUSE

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Daily 12pm-11.30pm Near Patong Hospital Tel: +66 76 687065, +66 81 785 5086 www.thecrabhouse.net

Karon Beach & Patong Beach

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

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

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

076 292 526-30 Patong

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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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HEALTH & BEAUTY.LEMONGRASS HOUSE

LEMONGRASS HOUSE fresh handmade spa products

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

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

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HEAD OFFICE (Next to PTT Gas station Cherngtalay) 10/2 M.1 Srisoonthorn Rd, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand 83110 Tel: +66 76 271233; Fax: +66 76 325502

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Kuraburi, a small rural town just three hours north of Phuket, is becoming increasingly popular for its communitybased tourism and charming local life. The natural beauty of Kuraburi is outstanding as the area features lush mountain landscapes, thick mangrove forests, and breathtaking waterfalls. With the Nang Yon River at its heart, the Kuraburi scenery is picturesque and the destination is close enough to Phuket that is makes for an enjoyable weekend getaway from the island with plenty of lovely views along the way.

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The Nang Yon River sets the scene for the Tarn Morakot Rafting adventure. Photo by Verasak Pratakviriya

The abundance of nature in Kuraburi is outstanding, and perhaps none more beautiful than the crystal waters of the Nang Yon River – the perfect setting for Tarn Morakot Rafting, an exciting new business that promotes excellent eco-tourism trips while at the same time benefitting the community. Tarn Morakot Rafting is sustainable tourism at its best and the 20 dedicated bamboo rafts have been made by local community members and artisans. The bamboo rafting company ensures that tourism remains communitybased by only employing locals and offering career advancement in the form of on-site job training, all the while educating locals, visitors and tourists about green initiatives and corporate social responsibility. Tarn Morakot Rafting offers the unique opportunity to spend a day in the splendid nature of this region in the form of bamboo rafting down a long and winding lazy river that is crisp and clean, but more importantly shallow and calm.

The scenery of Kuraburi is picture perfect

Friends enjoying the crisp, clean river during their day at Tarn Morakot Rafting

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The entire bamboo rafting trip takes just over an hour. The staff and services are professional, and life jackets are provided for the safety of guests. A day spent at Tarn Morakot Rafting is fun for everyone and is suitable for all ages. Families and groups of friends will enjoy the hands-on outdoor activities, spending the day rafting and swimming while taking photographs and endless selfies. Solo travellers are also welcome as the friendly staff members are perfectly happy to punt a single traveller down the river on a raft.

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Although Tarn Morakot Rafting is a relatively new business, the company’s founders are well known in the community. A group of four professionals, as well as longtime friends, they are no strangers to hospitality and tourism. Their collective goal was to start a company showcasing the natural beauty of Kuraburi – and they’ve certainly succeeded. Tarn Morakot Rafting’s location along the river is stunning, flanked by verdant trees and vegetation. It should be noted that the rafting grounds and the river are immaculately clean, no doubt a labour of love by the rafting staff. The water is inviting, and although a bit cool, so very refreshing. An exceptional, affordable day out in the sunshine floating on the Nang Yon River is what you can expect. The entire bamboo rafting trip takes just over an hour and life jackets are provided for the safety of guests.

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Simple presentation, simple food: Tasmeam Shabu & Coffee is a must try when in Kuraburi

Kuraburi, much like any other small Thai town, is home to plenty of restaurants and street stalls serving fresh, delicious food. However, if you are looking for a complete fine local dining experience, it’s highly recommended to check out a modest, Muslim restaurant in town called Tasmeam Shabu & Coffee. Tasmeam Shabu & Coffee is a quaint, cozy restaurant popular for its shabu hotpot dishes of thinly sliced boiled meats and vegetables, along with its strong coffee varieties. In addition, Tusmeam Shabu & Coffee also features a small menu serving simple, delicious dishes guaranteed to satisfy. Everything on the menu uses fresh ingredients and plays on local flavours. Items are well-presented in simple, bamboo dishes giving the meal a rustic feel. Recommended dishes from the menu include leafy vegetables cooked in coconut milk known as pak liang, root vegetables fried tempura-style and served with spicy Thai nam phrik, a popular steamed eggs dish called kai toon in Thai and a delightful, tasty stir-fried chicken dish with shrimp paste and chilies. The meal is rounded out with wild mushrooms and a variety of herbs including lemongrass steamed, wrapped, and served in bamboo leaves with a delicate dipping sauce.

Delightful seafood dishes at Kosak Restaurant, a local favourite

Cheap and cheerful, Tasmeam Shabu & Coffee is a musttry when in Kuraburi.

tasty seafood dishes, staples such as fried rice varieties and mixed vegetables and makes an absolutely delicious Thai omelette. Kosak Restaurant is a popular local institution and is often busy.

Another restaurant option that provides the perfect meeting spot for dinner is Kosak Restaurant. Without doubt a local favourite, the restaurant serves up fresh and

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Kuraburi Greenview Resort offers a variety of accommodation options in a rustic, natural setting

Kuraburi has a lot to offer, and it’s worth staying overnight to have time to visit all of the local community sights. If you’re looking for a great place to lay your head while exploring, Kuraburi Greenview Resort is a fantastic option for solo travellers, families and groups of friends. Nestled in a valley next to a private lake, Kuraburi Greenview Resort offers a variety of bungalow-style accommodation choices well within most travellers’ budgets. The resort has six different room types, including fan rooms, family rooms, bungalows and cabins. During high season from November to late April, room rates range from 1,500 baht to approximately 3,500 baht. Rooms, bungalows and cabins are spacious and clean and include such amenities as a refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, mini-bar and a landline telephone. Thai TV channels are also available as is Wi-Fi and a DVD player.

The main lobby houses an on-site restaurant that serves American and Continental breakfasts as well as the option of a set menu for lunch and dinner. It also features a meeting room big enough to host large groups or teambuilding events. Staff members are informed and friendly and are able to answer queries regarding local sites to see or places to check out while staying in Kuraburi.

Contact Information Tarn Morakot Rafting Contact: Khun Noi +66 86 268 6888, +66 64 159 8453 facebook.com/tarnmorakot Tasmeam Shabu & Coffee Contact: Khun Keng +66 63 339 9147 Kosak Restaurant Contact: +66 81 079 9442, +66 93 623 0976 Kuraburi Greenview Resort Contact: +66 76 401400, +66 76 401406 kuraburigreenviewresort.com

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From Phuket, it’s approximately 190km to Kuraburi; roughly three and a half hours, depending on traffic. The scenic drive can be made by taking Route 4 just after Sarasin Bridge and following the signs north to Kuraburi. Buses depart from Phuket to Kuraburi every day, hourly from 7am until 6pm. Tickets cost approximately 160 baht and the journey takes about three hours.


TRAVEL.MAP OF THE ISLANDS

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 55 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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The city of the

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Nestled in the hills of northern Thailand, Lampang is a perfect place to wind down, relax, and get a taste of the city’s colourful past as a teak trade hub. When travel conversations centre in on the north of Thailand, cities like Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai invariably get the brunt of the attention. And sure enough, they both offer a plethora of cultural, culinary and shopping pursuits, not to mention stunning backdrops against misty mountains, mighty rivers and rolling hills. But what of a place that has all of that yet without hordes of tourists? Welcome to Lampang. Humans have settled in this part of Thailand for millennia and the area is rich in remnants from the many civilisations that have called it home. Mon, Lanna-era and Burmese-inspired temples are found on both banks of the river. Majestic teak mansions lining the old town, and the streets in the quiet residential area on the northern bank of the Wang River, stand in silent testimony to the city’s rich past as one of the centres of Thailand’s lucrative teak trade.

A woman sells drinks and sweets from her house in the old part of Lampang

Lampang’s streets are lined with grand teak mansions, a testament to the city’s past as a teak trading centre

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Lampang is famous for its ceramics

A rooster, which is also found on the city’s famous and popular ceramic products that can be found all over Thailand.

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One of the city’s landmarks, and a good place to start exploring, is the Ratchadapisek Bridge which spans the Wang River from the eastern end of Thalad Kao Road. Its perfectly shaped white arches make for a striking sight. The bridge was allegedly the longest in the country when it was constructed in 1894 and has collapsed a number of times. Its current structure dates back to 1917. Both ends of the bridge display the Lampang provincial seal – a rooster, which is also found on the city’s famous and popular ceramic products that can be found all over Thailand. Those looking to buy a souvenir or two should head to Thalad Kao Road, the main commercial street in Lampang, lined with small shops, restaurants and small hostels. One of the more interesting emporiums here is a spice shop more than 100 years old, selling products from both Thailand and China. The spices are kept in old wooden cabinets and weighed on old-fashioned scales. For something a little livelier, head to Wangnua Road on Friday afternoons for its quaint local market, where locals set up stalls selling home-cooked food, old-school cooking utensils, secondhand clothing, accessories and shoes – as well as vintage furniture plus just about everything in between.

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Northern fare

Coconut custard

Kanom jeen with fish curry

Khao soy noodles

The area around Ratchadapisek Bridge is also home to some of the best food in Lampang. Just off the bridge on the northern bank you will find Khao Soi Islam in a small alley where Khun Wittaya’s family has sold its popular noodles dishes since the 1970s. Served with either chicken or beef and a generous helping of both crispy and soft egg noodles, the succulent broth will make you ask for seconds. If you come before lunch, you might be lucky enough to sample the restaurant’s excellent chicken or beef satays as well. On the other side of the bridge, Kanom Jeen Pa Boonsri serves another northern specialty: fermented rice noodles served with various curries and fresh bean sprouts, green beans and herbs. Make sure to try the kanom jeen nam ngiaw – noodles served with a rich tomato-based curry, pork meat and blood cakes.

Kanom jeen with curry and fresh vegetables

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PROPERTY / HOMES / INTERIORS.LOFTY VILLAS

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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ADVERTORIAL

The Lake House 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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Management The Lake House offers legal assistance for ownership with full villa management and rental services, ensuring owners and visitors not only a high standard of service, but also peace of mind.

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Pasak Soi 8, 1.5 km from Laguna / Boat Avenue Baandon - Cherngtalay Road, T. Thepkasatri, Thalang, Phuket Phuket : +66 81 734 4324 : +66 76 615606 sale@phuketgreenlandvillas.com Property Co.,Ltd. www.phuketgreenlandvillas.com

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PROPERTY CHOICE.ANCHAN VILLAS

Anchan Villas

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

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

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

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

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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.

99 THE VIEW C6 On site office: 78/8 Patak Road, Karon, Muang Phuket 83100 : +66 76 608800 Head office (Rawai): 29/7-18 Moo 5, Rawai, Muang, Phuket 83130 : +66 76 381488 info@theviewphuket.com www.theviewphuket.com

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LEGAL MATTERS.PRACTICAL TIPS FOR AVOIDING LEGAL ENCOUNTERS IN PHUKET - PART 2

PRACTICAL TIPS for dealing with legal

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n the last issue, I wrote about the kind of incidents that visitors to this great Kingdom can encounter and provided some tips about overcoming or mitigating issues such as: road traffic accidents, being asked and legally obliged to carry and present identification at all times, and avoiding losing your temper and violating very strict laws relating to insults. Amidst a backdrop of foreigners visiting other countries and falling foul of laws they don’t seem to have brushed up on, such as the Australian nationals who were recently arrested for displaying the Malaysian national flag on their underwear at a Formula 1 event, it seems appropriate to consider that every country has its own set of laws, rules and regulations. It isn’t a country’s obligation to inform every visitor what they should and should not do. In the age of ‘millenialism’ it seems there is a use of information gathering devices, but not enough use of the information available on them to ensure cultural sensitivities and legal obligations are properly dealt with. Here are some practical tips for common issues that arise in Phuket that can assist with ‘brushes’ with the law as set out in this Part 2 of a 2-part article:

1. Hotel injuries Recently we have been contacted by a number of tourists/visitors to Phuket who have suffered quite serious debilitating injuries in hotels. The circumstances of an injury can be very different on a case-by-case basis. Sometimes an accident really is ‘nobody’s fault’ and is just a quirk of circumstance. However, sometimes an accident can be due to negligence by way of an act of a hotel’s operations, or a failure to do something such as maintaining adequate life, health and safety measures at all times. If you happen to be someone who suffers an injury, or one of your friends or family suffers an injury, then you should take the following measures (a) Make sure that the facts of the injury are properly recorded in writing – the time, the place and the nature of what happened – as soon as possible after the injury. Do not hesitate in writing down this information, or if you are incapacitated, ask a friend or family member to do so for you, to avoid both memory and facts becoming clouded. (b) Take photos of the site of the injury. (c) If you start to engage in discussions with hotel representatives, make sure you are careful not to make any undue admissions and reserve your rights and position. Whatever you say could be to your detriment if you reach the point where you need to sue for compensation/damages. (d) If you are incapacitated so that you may not work, you should obtain medical certificates specifically confirming your inability to work and for how long it is anticipated this inability will last.

(e) You must keep a record of all medical expenses and bills. (f ) You must keep a note of the lost income you may have suffered. (g) You must keep a record of any and all other expenses, eg transport costs including any emergency flights or booking adjustment costs, extra accommodation costs and legal fees. (h) If there were witnesses, try and secure their agreement to record events and potentially be a witness at a subsequent date. This is easier said than done. (i) Do not leave the incident too long, and note that a normal claim can be limited by time to one year from the date of the injury. You should also liaise with a law firm in Thailand, and potentially in your home country, and work out with them if certain proceedings can be brought – through service of notices in ‘paralell’. Note that the structure of many hotels is that there is a hotel owner, a separate entity that ‘operates’ the hotel on a branded basis (which may have a head office outside of Thailand) and a mandatory insurer. Dealing with a personal injury claim requires an understanding of how to navigate these relationships.

2. Respecting Thai culture Thailand is world-famous for its hospitality. Not only is it a generally welcoming country, but it is also a very tolerant society in general, unless a foreigner or guest crosses the line. Sometimes in Thailand there are reports of violent crime against foreigners, and this is sad and disturbing. However, this is not unique to Thailand, and it should be noted that many countries have danger zones where crime takes place on an indiscriminate basis; London’s streets have stabbings and now more gun crime; there is plenty of gun crime in the U.S. and currently a high crime and murder rate in Chicago. Thailand’s tolerance can lead to a false sense of the right to take advantage of the tolerance. When listening to stories of encounters that foreign visitors experience, unfortunately the issues may be self-created or a large part of the issue may have been contributed to through ignorance or deliberate misconduct. I often see, as I am sure you do, lists of ‘do’s and don’ts in Thailand. Really there are some people, particularly residents who have lived here for some years, who should know better. I mentioned some issues in the first part. Here is a special list of just two particular issues of significant note:

Don’t talk about the Royal Family in a disparaging way. It is insulting, and illegal to do so – a SERIOUS CRIME in fact. If you do break this rule and you try to engage another foreigner or a Thai in your conversation, then this means that you could be involving them in your

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misdemeanor. If you have opinions about your own country, its status and its heads of state, then of course you can express them how you like, in your own country, subject to the laws of that country. Bear in mind that you may one day wish to visit Thailand again; it is wrong to think that because you may not like the laws of a country, you somehow have the right to choose whether to respect those laws or not.

Don’t disrespect any religious images –and that includes Buddhist images. In many countries, a Buddha image is displayed as an icon of coolness and may even be used in an image for commercial marketing. However, in Thai Buddhist society, this is not acceptable. Buddhism is generally very tolerant, so the rules of Buddhism will often not be forced upon visitors. But it is expected that there is an understanding that tolerance should not invite abuse. Even residents ignore these sensitivities and choose to adorn certain areas of their residence with Buddhist statues and images, not understanding the spiritual significance of such images and without receiving or seeking guidance from a Buddhist on what they are doing. Such persons may be forgiven for these mistakes, but the fact of them can be quite embarrassing and can paint a bad picture of foreign attitudes towards Thai culture, including Buddhist culture. If you don’t understand something, then learn about it before you seek to use the images and identity of that thing.

Enjoy your time visiting Thailand, and in particular Phuket. Everyone who cares about the country and this Province wishes that those who show respect will return over and over again. If you do encounter or suffer an injury or difficulty, take the same care as you would in your own country to deal with the incident properly.

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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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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67 E2 ISS FACILITY SERVICES CO., LTD 96/53-54 Moo 1, Phra Phuket Kaew Rd., Tambol Kathu, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83120 Thailand. : +66 81 958 6879 (English & Thai) : +66 95 204 7847 (English & Thai) scott.d@th.issworld.com piyarat.c@th.issworld.com www.th.issworld.com

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

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

35 A3 PHUKET Baan Wana, Srisoonthorn Road, Cherng Talay. : +66 76 620168 : +66 76 620169 BANGKOK Brighton Place, Soi Soonvijay 6, Petchburi Road, Huay Kwang : +66 2 716 6216-8 : +66 2 716 6219

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PROPERTY / HOMES / INTERIORS.HÄFELE

THE FOURTH DIMENSION OF FURNITURE ADVERTORIAL

Ambiance counts Light is a fundamental part of life and it noticeably affects our well-being; for example bright, cool-white morning light has a very different effect compared to the warm glow of candles or soft light bulbs. When dealing with inside lighting, one tries to mimic daylight in an effort to highlight the room’s assets. Correct lighting complementing furniture and furnishings blends harmoniously with the atmosphere of any room in your house, adding another layer to the design – creating a fourth dimension. If used skillfully through correct lighting, subtle nuances are created, enhancing your home’s ambiance while different areas are separated or accentuated to create a perfectly composed holistic effect.

Due to their low heat, small fixture size, and the long service life, LED lights are ideally suited for this purpose in any colour you choose, resulting in a realistic and warm effect. With the Loox LED system any area in your house or office can be illuminated for functional and decorative purposes and it’s surprisingly simple. Loox light ideas are flexible, easy and reliable to implement. With the Loox LED system it’s simple to develop and plan flexible light ideas and designs plus it complements a wide selection of different components ranging from light fixtures to switches. The easy to use plug-in system with its clearly marked colour coding connects all the elements with a compact driver. Larger systems with multiple or different drivers can also be installed. All components are of certified quality and provide long-term reliability and peace of mind.

For more information please call +66 2 741 7171 or visit us at one of our Hafele Design Studios.

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Toyota Vios(J)

THB 450,000

Toyota Yaris TRD

THB 335,000

Toyota Avanza (G)

THB 390,000

PRE-OWNED: Red, 2015, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Standard Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 12,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: sportivo, White, 2008, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, CD, MP3, 104,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2012, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, AIRBAG, CD, MP3, 79,xxx KM.

Honda City (SV)

Honda New Civic (S)

Honda Civic (E)

THB 350,000

THB 565,000

THB 450,000

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2008, 1.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 112,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Blue, 2013, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 32,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Gold, 2009, 1.8 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 87,xxx KM.

Nissan Juke(V)

Mitsubishi Pajero

THB 730,000

Toyota Fortuner (V) 4WD THB 770,000

PRE-OWNED: White, 2014, 1.6 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, 81,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Sport GT, Brown, 2011, 2.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, DVD, 76,xxx KM.

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2010, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, USB, 102,xxx KM.

Nissan Teana XV

Ford Ranger XLT 4WD

Toyota Vigo (G) 2WD

THB 590,000

THB 1,130,000

PRE-OWNED: White, 2015, 2.5 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, DVD, 10,xxx KM.

THB 365,000

PRE-OWNED: Black, 2007, 3.0 Manual, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Leather Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, 251,xxx KM.

THB 460,000

PRE-OWNED: Silver, 2010, 3.0 Auto, Electric Wing Mirrors, Central Locking, Mag Wheels, Standard Seats, ABS, Airbag, CD, MP3, DVD, 126,xxx KM.

Only the best cars - only the best service. These are just some of over 100 cars that we have in stock. Come to our showroom and see the rest, or visit our website. www.suremotor.net : +66 76 224632, +66 76 216243 and +66 76 617270 To Airport

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Thepkasattree Rd.

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Things to do in

PHUKET Phromthep Cape A headland on the extreme southern end of Phuket about 19 km from Phuket City, this is the most popular of all Phuket’s viewpoints,. There are walking paths from the cliffs to the water's edge for the adventurous. The sunsets are breathtaking. Phuket's No#1 selfie stage! 125 C2

Sailing and boating One of the great ways to enjoy Phuket is sailing in the many beautiful bays. There's no shortage of yacht operators and there's something to suit everybody. Activities range from sailing lessons through yacht charters to dinner cruises. Check out our marine pages for some of the operators who can help make sure you get the most out of your boating experience. © Charter Catamaran - www.chartercatamaran.com © Charter Catamaran - www.chartercatamaran.com

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

Go-karting

65 B5

Kathu

109 B3

91 E6

Chalong

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

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

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INFORMATION.USEFUL NUMBERS

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

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

273 002 244 001-800-11-887-0663 001-800-11-535-0660

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

+66 76 355850 +66 76 523218 1721 1545

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 Entertainment during November and December may be subdued or cancelled as a show of respect during this period of mourning for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Please check.

PHUKET CITY Fiesta Friday live music @ CARIOCAS Bistro & Lounge. Good atmosphere, excellent food and seductive drinks. Join us for the Fiesta Friday in Phuket Town at 8pm-late. Latin American live music, privileges for all ladies on the most famous Brazilian drink. +66 76 218403-4.

BANGTAO Deep Sexy Beach House Soundwave @ Bliss Beach Club. Happy Sunday with Deep Sexy Beach House Soundwave. Since 2004 with resident and international guest DJs Timmy T- Taz Q - DJ JK. Blissful hour 5pm-6pm on selected drinks. RAWAI Live music Fridays @ Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Spa. Featuring The Colin ‘Illy’ Hill Band: rock, blues, funk and pop classics. Every Friday Night from 7pm10.30pm. PHUKET CITY Bar Bands @ Timber Hut. Typical Thai pub scene. A fun place featuring one of Phuket’s great bar bands. 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.

PATONG Disco @ Banana Bar and 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. MAI KHAO Jazz n’ Blues @ SALA Phuket. Live funky Jazz n’ Blues with happy hour & complimentary sunsets at SALA Phuket. +66 76 338888. BANGTAO DJs and Live Music Galore @ Bliss Beach Club. Here’s where the WOW factor kicks in-hard. Vibrating, quivering. DJs and live music will reach into the night to climax your perfect Bliss day and night. Every Saturday from 2pm-8pm chill out and enjoy DJ Chedi’s mind-Blowing tunes. BANGTAO Live Entertainment @ The Pool Bar, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. Enjoy live music from our resident band 2gigis. Every Tuesday & Friday from 6pm-10pm at the Pool Bar. Happy Hour: Enjoy 2 cocktails for the price of 1 from 5pm-8pm.

PATONG Seduction’s Ladies Night @ Seduction Beach Club & Disco. Tuesday and Thursday nights. DJ Tracks & DJ Eazy Official on the decks. Doors open 10pm. VIP bookings +66 85 183 7059. BANGTAO Live DJs @ XANA Beach Club. DJ chill-out set every day in the evening ‘till late. 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 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. PATONG 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.

REGULAR EVENTS Phuket Yacht Club. Dinghy sailing lessons and RYA training courses available. www.phuketyachtclub.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 International Women’s Club. Various meetings. +66 76 316711. info@phuketiwc.com www.phuketiwc.com

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

Grumpy Old Men’s Society. Meets 1st and 3rd Monday each month. vguytonbeck@gmail.com Rotary Club of Patong Beach. Meets each Tuesday at 7pm. www.rotarypatong.org

British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (BCCT). BCCT holds about four Phuket business dinners per year, with excellent topical speakers. www.bccthai.com

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South East (Cape Panwa, Chalong, Rawai & Nai Harn) Cosmo Restaurant Flip Side Mangosteen Restaurant Mom Tri’s WOK PAGODA Nikita's Panwa House Rock Salt Rossovivo The Cove Phuket Wanon Restaurant

Nai Harn / Fusion/Mediterranean Rawai / International / Thai Chalong / Fusion/Mediterranean Chalong / Asian Rawai / International / Thai Cape Panwa / Thai Nai Harn / International / Thai Chalong / Italian Ao Makham / Fusion/Mediterranean Vichit / Thai

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El Gaucho

Patong/Kalim Baluchi Borsalino Irish Times Pub Kantok Karlsson's Restaurant Kiko Japanese Restaurant Naina Restaurant Patong Seafood Sam's Steak & Grill Sushi Box Terrazzo Ristorante & Bar The Crab House Two Chefs Patong

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

Mid-Island (Cherngtalay, Bang Tao, Kamala, Surin, Koh Kaew, Boat Lagoon, Royal Phuket Marina & Mai Khao) Baan Talay Big Fish Restaurant & Bar Bliss Beach Club Bodega & Grill HQ Beach Lounge Metzo's Oriental Spoon Palm Seaside Plum Prime Steakhouse Sala Phuket Seafood at Trisara SKYE Beach Club The Watercourt Vanilla Sky XANA Beach Club Mom Tri’s WOK PAGODA

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RUN FOR KIDS

‘Run for Kids’, the second ACCOR HOTELS ‘Heartbreak Hill Mini Marathon’ was held on 18 September at Naithon Beach. It was a huge success, with 17 ACCOR hotel teams in the South of Thailand attending.

ADVERTORIAL The teams were from Pullman Arcadia Naithon Beach, Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Avista Hideaway Patong, Mgallery By Sofitel, Pullman Khaolak Katiliya Resort & Villas, Pullman Panwa Beach Resort, Grand Mercure Patong, Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach, Novotel Karon Beach Resort & Spa, Novotel Phuket Resort Novotel Vintage Park Resort, Novotel Surin Beach Resort, Novotel Kata Avista Resort & Spa, Novotel Phokeethra & Ibis Styles Phokeethra, All Seasons Nai Harn Phuket, Ibis Phuket Kata & Patong, and Ibis Style Krabi Ao Nang Around 2,000 runners participated on the day and we sold 2,873 tickets, generating well over a million baht before cost deductions. We were also blessed by three donations from hotel guests as follows: An auction initiated by Felix von Jascheroff, a German TV Star staying at Pullman Phuket Arcadia over the weekend and who wants to help raise even more funds back in Germany; the Schmid Family, guests of Pullman Phuket Arcadia who donated 75,000 baht to the cause; a third donation came from the Langford Family, guests at Pullman Khao Lak, who donated 5,000 baht. There were three cheerleader teams along with a DJ to root for the runners and a lot of prizes in the lucky draw. Additionally, Athit – a special-needs runner from Bangkok who flew down for the race – was our ‘last’ runner who showed such a big heart, finishing the run in 3.30 hrs. The funds raised are aimed to improve the education and well-being of underprivileged children in the area. Our priority is to raise funds for local schools in Phuket and nearby provinces and to support the Accor Yim Kids Project which is a part of ACCOR HOTELS’ corporate social responsibility project.

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