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PhuketGOLD July 2010

The magazine for living in Phuket

CAPE HEIGHTS PHUKET

Luxury Sea View Villas in Cape Yamu

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SCUBA diving in the phuket region hair care in the PHUKET sun PHUKET BUSINESS DIRECTORY luxury cars phuketrader.com


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Luxury Condos

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The worlds leading landscaper • Design • Construct • Maintain

Phuket Office Tropical Landscaping International 19/9 Moo7, Srisoonthorn Road. Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand Phone : +66 (0) 76 620 099 Mobile: +66 811 871 571 ian@tropical-landscaping.com

Hong Kong Office Rm 201-4 Kam Chung Building 54 Jaffe Road Wanchai, Hong Kong Myanmar Office Pun Hlaing Golf Estate Road. Hlaing Tharyar Township Yangon, Myanmar

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Scuba Diving in Phuket

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The waters off Phuket Island offer a number of dive sites that can suit just about all levels of divers. With sites such as Shark Point, King Cruiser Wreck and Racha Yai Island the off-shore areas and Islands offer diverse marine life and spectacular diving experiences.

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Koh PHI PHI Island also offers some spectacular wall and pinnacle diving along with snorkeling in a variety of sheltered bays. Day trips to all surrounding Islands are possible either via speedboat or dive boat. Further afield are the five star dive sites of Hin Daeng and Hin Maung. Two outlying pinnacles that offer a high chance of seeing the magnificent MANTA RAYS and WHALESHARKS, which frequent Thailand waters during then high season. The Similan Islands are well known for some of the most spectacular diving sites in the world. The national park is accesible to only a handful of registered businesses which helps to maintain this pristine area.

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Siam Adventure Divers is a British owned and operated company & has been servicing the diving community for over seven years in and around Thailand waters.

KHAO LAK OFFICE 67/6 Moo5, Khuk Khak, Takua Pa, Phang Nga 82190, Thailand Tel and Fax: 66-076-486366 E-mail:

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Simon Kahn

Winner - BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth 2010

Johan Edfors

Winner - Black Mountain Masters 2009

Thongchai Jaidee

3rd - Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2010

Mikko Illonen

4th - Volvo China Open 2010

Team Black Mountain - Playing Strong When it comes to professional golf, the top players will only accept the best. That’s why the regions top golfers are proud of their association with Black Mountain...

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Luxury Condos & Villas

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Imagine waking to a view overlooking a valley, crisp with morning air and manicured fairways just waiting for use. Superior standards offer residents a sense of dignity and comfort that only this kind of quality home can provide.

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Most of us living here or holidaying on a regular basis have enough sense nowadays to look after our skin properly. The dangers of melanoma are well known, and none of us want to over expose our bodies to the sun’s rays and end up looking like an overboiled lobster, or a well done steak! There is though another part of our body that too often is neglected, and is just as susceptible to damage from the sun – our crowning glory, our hair. We spend loads of money cutting, setting, styling and colouring our locks, but when it comes to swimming and sunbathing, all too often forget to take care. Result – a head of dry, brittle, often frizzy hair, that takes away from the lovely tanned look we’ve spent ages trying to achieve. The sun’s light waves are categorised by their intensity. There are three categories of light waves. These are UVA, UVB and UVC. The UVA and UVB can both damage the hair in a variety of ways. They can cause permanent damage to the outside covering of the hair, which is the cuticle and can penetrate into the centre of the hair, which is the cortex and do all sorts of damage. Ultraviolet A This is the sun’s strong radiation-filled light rays. Ultraviolet A rays have the longest wavelength and they can penetrate into the hair’s deepest inner layer, which is the cortex. The UVA rays disturb the hair cortex’s fibre-like cells that give the hair its strength and elasticity. It can also damage the colour pigments that create natural hair color. The UVA rays can also burn the hair cuticle, which is the outer hair layer, causing hair to look lifeless and brittle. UVA rays can also burn and damage unprotected scalp. It is even possible to burn the part of your hair where the scalp is unprotected. UVA rays can damage the skin on the scalp in many ways and activate free radicals, which accelerates aging. A severe sunburn on the scalp has even been known to cause some cases of hair loss. The best place to buy and sell anything in Phuket

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Ultraviolet B These are invisible rays that also can penetrate deep into the hair’s cortex or centre damaging the hair fibres. They can also damage the hair cuticle. UVB rays can easily dry out the hair and cause natural and chemical colours to fade. Protection As with our skin, protection and prevention is better than trying to repair the damage done. There are more and more hair care products now on the market, specifically designed to protect your hair and your scalp from the sun’s harmful rays. Check the labelling – some products will only contain a sunscreen, whereas others will also have a built in SPF (sun protection factor), and the same rules apply as when choosing a protection factor for skin. Using natural products, such as coconut oil (maybe mixed with a little conditioner), which you should leave in while sunbathing, will also benefit your hair. If you swim in a chlorine/chemically treated pool, rinse your hair before your swim, so that your hair absorbs the fresh water rather than the chemicals. If you can bear it, wear a swimming cap. Rinse after your swim too, to rid your hair of any sediment. There is also an ever increasing range of excellent hair protection products that are usually applied before and during your time in the sun, sea and pool. Many of these are also suitable for children’s hair which is finer and more susceptible to damage. Some people recommend wearing a hat in the sun – though others suggest that a baseball cap acts as an oven and bakes your hair, thus damaging it. Do try and cut down on hairdryer use – given the weather, hair will dry quickly enough naturally, and as we tend to wash our hair more often while living in the sun, the less over heating applied the better.

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If you are going to have a colour treatment, do check with your hairdresser as to the possible effects of sun/chlorine on the colour and bear in mind that any dark tint will most likely fade much more quickly during the summer, more so if you are swimming frequently.

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Business Directory PROPERTY

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Angus MacLachlan

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Patrick Lusted

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REAL ESTATE AGENT UPL Real Estate is a full service agency based in Kamala Beach. We provide a large range of properties both for sale and for lease. Contact us to make an appointment.

REAL ESTATE AGENT Engel & VÜlkers is one of the world’s leading market leaders in real estate brokerage, specializing in the marketing of high-end real estate in top locations around the world.

REAL ESTATE AGENT Originally formed in 2001 on the Indonesian island of Bali, Exotiq Real Estate is growing fast and offers prime real estate in nine paradise locations across the region. Contact us for property information.

REAL ESTATE AGENT Garden Island are a well established & highly regarded source for high quality commercial and residential property.We apply the highest standards of quality and integrity in all our property services, our reputation is grounded in uncompromising professionalism in everything we do. Call Tom for more info.

REAL ESTATE AGENT Siam Real Estate property choice of over 3,000 property, villa and apartment rental listings covers Phuket, Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Koh Samui and Krabi. See our website or call us now for a free property guide.

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Kay O’Higgins

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LANDSCAPING

Ian Lenton

POOL MAINTENANCE The Mobile Pool Doctor was founded by Pat Gallagher, Managing Director 8 years ago, Pat is Phuket’s leading expert in complex Pool and Pond problems. That’s why we call him the DOCTOR. With over 20 years experience in the pool business in Australia , and 10 years in Phuket, he is the expert in treating problems caused by harsh tropical climates.

ELECTICAL CONTRACTOR TechWorX creates bespoke systems of the highest quality that complement your home and lifestyle. Whether you are looking for home cinema, mood lighting, electrical, security or multiroom AV, TechWorX provide solutions that meet your exact needs and budget, transforming your project and increasing both your viewing and listening pleasure.

ARCHITECTS Modern Zen Architecture is an international architect & construction practice based in Phuket, Thailand specialising in Modern Design. The company is committed to delivering an unparalleled customer experience to both commercial and private clients.

NATURAL STONE TILES Macrae Trading supplier of “Bali” Indonesian Natural Stone. We can now offer our services as a leading sourcing and supply agent for Indonesian “Bali” Natural Stone Tiles, fountains, sinks and ornamental features. Export quality Balinese product sourced and delivered with Macrae Trading handling all the logistics on a cost plus contract basis.

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Porsche Cayman S voted the “Best Driver’s Car”

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included select members of the Motor Trend staff as well as two professional race drivers - Randy Pobst and Massimiliano “Max” Angelelli. With its circulation of 1.1 million copies and 7.6 million readers, Motor Trend, an internationally renowned magazine, is acknowledged as one of the leading car magazines in the USA.

Motor Trend Magazine has chosen the Porsche Cayman S as the “Best Driver’s Car”. Additionally, the Cayman was also picked by British car journal Auto Express as “Best Sports Car” in their New Car Awards. In both cases Porsche’s mid-engined coupe won over experts with its driving dynamics, precision, feedback and response.

Auto Express, the British car journal, was equally clear in emphasizing that the Cayman leads the sports car scene with unrelenting efficiency. The title of “Best Sports Car” was won with the ultimate blend of traction, balance, and agility. Apart from the characteristic sound of the boxer engines, the testers also lauded the practical qualities of the Cayman with its two luggage compartments and large tailgate. Auto Express is the bestselling car journal in Great Britain.

Featuring PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung), Porsche’s Double-Clutch Gearbox, the Cayman S impressed Motor Trend on both regular roads and the race track, making its way to the top against nine other thoroughbred sports cars. The test team

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Along with the Porsche Boxster, the newest generation of the Cayman has been available since February of last year. Its newly-developed sixcylinder boxer engine provides exceptional fuel economy and performance - 320 horsepower delivered by the 3.4-liter power unit in the Cayman S and 265 hp from the 2.9-liter engine in the Cayman. Both models are EPA rated at 29 mpg highway and both fulfill the strict EU5 emission standard in Europe and the ULEV standard in the USA. Distinguishing itself from the other competitors in the “Best Driver’s Car” competition, the Cayman S also rates as one of the most fuel economic cars on the road.

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HONDA CITY FOR SALE Selling a Honda City V-TEC 1.5 - 2008, white color. Kilometers about 30,xxx. - No Airbags - ABS included - Sport Add ons - Sensors (back) - MP3/CD player - VIP card from Honda (Discount 10%) - Tinted glass Hi Kool (60%) - Paint Sealed card (every 3 months, valid until 2013) - Rust Proofed card (every 6 months, valid until 2018) - Insurance valid until April 11. 2 paiement options: 1 full paiement or take over the lease until March 2012 (B10,540 per month) and pay a downpaiement of B270,000. Contact me directly if you wish to have more information.

3 BEDROOM HOUSE WITH LARGE LAND FOR SALE I would like to sell my house. It is located in the Thalang district in Phuket. The home is 2 storeys with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large outdoor terrace, offstreet parking, air conditioning, has plenty of garden area that could contain a pool in the future. The large western kitchen has electric oven, gas cooker, dishwasher and black granite benchtops. This is a beautiful home in a growing area. FINANCE OPTION AVAILABLE.

HONDA Fazer 1000 For Sale Yamaha Fazer 1000cc, Year 2003, 28.000 km. Blue. New exhaust (GPR & standar exhaust include), tank pad (KEITI), and crash protectors (MOTOVATION), including the GREEN registration book, Tax & Insurance.

EXCELLENT FORD RANGER FOR SALE Ford Ranger 4 door 4X4, 27-6-2004,1 owner. 124000km in perfect condition, no accidents, rust or scratches. Electric windows, power steering, central lock (remote), new insurance, new battery, off road wheels, high rider, car has never been used for off road.

KAWASAKI ER6-N FOR SALE Kawasaki ER6-n 2010 Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve per cylinder, parallel twin Metallic Flat Spark Black Registration January 2010 with Green Book 2500 KM, 1st.Owner Accident-free, no damages 2 front sliders, original tank bag with quick lock THB 220.000 (including 6 month premium insurance) located in Phuket Phone: 0862706370

TOYOTA YARIS FOR SALE Toyota Yaris Top Of The Range, Limited Model. Auto, Remote Locking And Alarm, Keyless Entry And Start, Full Leather Seats, Power Steering, Electic Windows, Good Stereo System, Split Rear Seats, Keyless Rear Boot Lock, Just Serviced, Alloy Wheels, New Tyres All Round. Owned From New (Plus Finance Company) All Paper Work. Runs Great. Sale Due To Buying Bigger Car. Great Condition. 89,000 klms, 56,000 miles

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Reach thousands of Phuket residents each month at www.phuketrader.com KRABI MOUNTAIN VIEW LAND FOR SALE The best of the best mountain range views in Ao Luek. Land is located just 4km on the turn off to Surat Thani(Bi-pass 4lane Hwy)has over 100m main road frontage and back to the mountain range. The land has 5 year old palms,klong(small stream) between mountain range,beautiful land. Owner will split the land into 10 Rai blocks,all blocks have main road frontage and reach back to mountain range,stunning. Price per 10 Rai blocks : 5,000,000 million Baht Best hideaway location!Palm plantation. 157km Phuket & 44Km Krabi google map available.

Deep River Front Land for sale in Krabi FOR SALE The land is just the best for large or small boats, minutes to the ocean,huge deep river with Krabi mountain range views, stunning. Land has 64m river frontage, Chanote,soil-up,drain,retainer wall, water, power, coconut trees, true paradise can be created here. Owner needs cash quick will sell for only 470,000 Baht per Rai,so cheap for huge deep river (land.26km from International airport Krabi) 2km to beach Price 4,700,000 million Baht 10 Rai Chanote land,good investment google map on request.

PATONG CONDO FOR RENT Condo 28 sqm., 300 meters from the beach. Fully European style furnished with “KONCEPT� furniture, air-con, fan, hot water, bathroom, kitchenette, fridge, television & DVD surround system and wireless ADSL. Everything is in top condition! Swimming pool, Security & Parking, 15,000 Baht a month.

Rawai Restaurant and Bungalows FOR SALE Seaside Restaurant Bar, 2 bedroom house, 4 bungalows.Aircon in all rooms, wifi, cable TV. Open 8am to 2am. expat support year round. Prime location. Key money 2200000B fittings and fixtures fully stocked and furnished. Cable TV, Wifi. Rent 50,000 month. 2X2 year lease Please serious inquiries only. Thank you

HOME IN KAMALA FOR SALE Bargain Price. Only 2.3 million baht. 2 bedrooms, car park and garden.

12 BUNGALOW RESORT FOR SALE 12 bungalow resort situated Near Phuket airport. high occupancy rate. last year, 3.5 Millions profit. very good investment. leasehold for 10.5 years remaining. facility of payment can be arranged with the owner. an opportunity not to be missed. 30% ROi Per year

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KRABI RIVERFRONT LAND FOR SALE Wow, this is good; land blocks in Klong Muang with private jetty’s, mountain views, power,water, Chanote, tarred road, ready to build. Large boats use the river everyday, minutes to tropical islands, old prawn farm will be removed, opening the river to the land. Perfect, all set ready to go, 12 blocks for sale, house and land packages available. Contact us now for more information.

RAWAI APARTMENT FOR LONG OR SHORT TERM RENTAL 120 sq/m 2/bedroom fully furnished condo. Communal Swimming Pool Covered Parking Elevator Restaurant 24 Hours Security 200 meters From The Beachfront 2 Bedrooms Fully Furnished With Beds and Cabinets 2 Bathrooms Storage Room 3 Air-Condition Phone, High Speed Internet, TV Outlets Western Kitchen: Sink, Stove, Hood Dining Area with Dining Table and Chairs Washing Machine, Fridge, Flat Screen TV, DVD Player, Microwave

DONZI ZF 33 FOOT FOR SALE Mariner EFI 400 hours, 1100L fuel,140L water, 2 showers, cabin has double bed, marine head, new upholstry, full covers,GPS,fishfinder, VHF radio, stereo, auto bilge system, 8 rod holders,42 knots, 13+2 Thai charter licence, good soft riding open water boat, mooring in Chalong.

MAZDA 3 FOR SALE Mazda 3 MAXX (top model) 2005 with 2.0L (148hp) engine, Automatic/tiptronic, 4 doors, climate control, Sunroof, Leather interior (beige), 17’’ Mazda rims with brand new tires, Radio/CD/Tape player with controls on steering wheel, 8 airbags, ABS. 76.000 KM and always book serviced by Mazda (Anuphas. Contact Ronny now for more info.

SAMSUNG MONITOR FOR SALE Samsung 20 “ LCD Computer monitor, brand new, still in the box. Unneeded, hence a bargain at 2,500 BAHT.

ROBERTS SPRAY 44 FOOT FOR SALE Professionally built this sturdy Bruce Roberts designed “Spray 44” has in recent years been used as a day charter boat and has Thai Commercial registration for 20 Pax + 4 crew, and with the right marketing could produce a nice income, or she could easily revert to her previous role as a comfortable cruising yacht

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Reach thousands of Phuket residents each month at www.phuketrader.com PICK UP FOR SALE Toyota Vigo ExtraCab G, 2.5 Lit, Common-rail,limited edition, CD, ABS, AIRBAG, Leather, Remote, full option, new tires, new battery blackmet.,100.000km, 2 1/2 Years, 1.class insur., 100% Toyota service, best condition, 470.000,00 Baht, Location Krabi, sell privat, call Khun Hej 081838 8762

ACRYLIC PAINTING FOR SALE Ocean of Secrets - 90cm x 120cm acrylic painting by Khao-Lak based artist Franky Gun for sale. Genuine art not found in local “copy cat galleries”. Serious art collectors’ inquiries welcome for infos on my whole collection.

MAZDA ASTINA FOR SALE Manual, 142,000 kms, A/C, CD/MP3,drives well, good condition. Reduced to sell at 160,000 baht.

CHOLLARMARK RIB FOR SALE Superb boat with fitted Evinrude DI V4 engine. Bimini, inbuilt tank, full covers on winched trailor.

HARLEY FOR SALE 1600cc big bore with new ported and flowed heads. Compression release heads, Andrews’s cams Air legend suspension, PM contour forward control and passenger. A. Ness head light. Vance&Hines side shots. Pro one bullet blinkers. Cost price near 1.4 mill. Just drive and forget anything about spending money on modifying it’s already done. Or trade with Street glide or Ultra, green book OK. Mail for more details.

RESTAURANT FOR SALE Beautiful and new restaurant for sale opposite the beach of Patong. Open since March 2010. Buy and start to work Furniture of great quality. Exeptionnel terrace. Watch the pictures!! Beautiful, no? Only 5.5 million Baht. Contract 9 years Rent 60.000 Baht per month. A must see !!!!! Please no agents.

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The Sunseeker 37 Metre Yacht. AN UNRIVALLED COMBINATION OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AND CLASSICAL STYLE.

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