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BEACH FOOTBALL EXTRAVAGANZA
The “13 th Pattaya Beach Football Cup 2018” will take place this year again from 9. February to 18. February 2018, at the Jomtien Beach stadium. Page 5
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CHIANGMAI NEW YEAR GREETINGS The Rotary Club of Pattaya has New Years well wishers from the Rotary Club of Chiangmai San Sai. Rotarians Donnaphorn Phunkhun and Isawan Wilson
presented a basket to club president Premprecha Dibbayawan. The Pattaya Rotary Club is one of 5 rotary clubs in Pattaya, and the oldest one from 1972, hav-
ing their bi-monthly meetings at First Pacific Hotel on Central Pattaya Road.
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CHARITY CLOTHING FROM HOLLAND
On Saturday 6 Januari children of the Father Ray Foundation were invited by Pattaya Expat Charity Chairman Colin de Jong at the Euro Star Hotel in Jomtien to receive many clothes from Colin’s Dutch friend and director of Telaco, Harrie ter Laak. Harrie
organized a great welcome party with food and ice cream at the pool, with help from Dutch entertainers Gerbrand and Theo, and some friends of mister ter Laak, who also gave support with Dutch clothes. The kids had a great day out and enjoyed swimming with
music at the pool. There are also plans for a bigger Clothing Charity next year in Euro Star. Anybody who want to support the Charity clothing events can contact Colin, or Pattaya People.
INTERNATIONAL CHARITY FIGHT NIGHT
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Continued from page 1 The “13 th Pattaya Beach Football Cup 2018” will take place this year again from 9. February to 18. February 2018, at the specially for this tournament constructed beach football stadium located half way down Jomtien Beach Road on the beach side opposite the market. 12 teams will compete this year, they are: Holland, Norway, Thailand, England, Ireland, France, Finland, Germany, Russia, Latvia, Luxembourg and Cameroon. There will also be four girls teams competing, with the plan to expand the girls beach football tournament further in the coming years. The teams are: Retox, Crystal, Wongtong and Pattaya City Hall team.
Four special trophies will be awarded: “Fair Play Team of the Tournament - The Pisai Panumwan Na Ayuthaya Trophy”, “Fair Play Player of the Tournament - The John Haerum Trophy”, “Top Scoring Player of the Tournament” and “Goal Keeper of the Tournament”. Press Conference and Group Draw will take place on Monday 5. February 2018, 18.00 PM at the stage on the ground floor at the Second Road side of Royal Garden Shopping Plaza. The general public are most welcome to attend the Press Conference and Group Draw. Last year the winner of this tournament was Holland, followed by Norway, Cameroon, Thailand, Russia, England, Finland, Scot-
land, Ireland, France, Italy and Germany. The organizer Pattaya City Hall supported by Pattaya People Media Group, has this year promised to make the beach football stadium bigger, as the many spectators last year could not be accommodated in the stands. The beach football cup has grown in its popularity year by year, and is now the biggest international sports event on the year calendar in Pattaya. There will be FREE admission all 10 days of the tournament. For further information about the tournament and results of individual games, please follow the Facebook sites of Pattaya People Media Group.j
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METER LONG PIZZA MONDAYS
We are now serving pizza by the meter, gourmet baked Margarita pizza featuring your choice of 3 toppings. ( Feeds a family of 4)
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Price : THB 1,250++ ( 1,471 net) About Coast Beach Club & Bistro Stay all day and move with your mood, exploring our range of in-
door and outdoor settings, right on Pattaya’s best beach with panoramic views of the coastline. Enjoy a casual lunch in the shade, experiencing our eclectic menu of international cuisine or lounge away the afternoon on a sunken daybed in the sand, steps away from the beach. For evenings, COAST transforms into one of Pattaya’s most sophisticated dining experiences, showcasing grills and seafood. After dark, the beachside ambience becomes candlelit and alluring with a sizzling collection of cocktails. The focus at COAST is always on views of the beach and your effortless glide through the day. Open: Lunch & Dinner 11.00 – 22.30 hrs. You will find us on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Call us on (038) 714-981 for your reservation.
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PATTAYA PEOPLE Office address: 20/15-16 M. 10, Soi Pattaya People off South Pattaya Road, Pattaya City
HONORARY ADVISORS General Saiyud Kerdpol Lt. Gen. Suchinda Suthiphong Lt. Gen. Chatchai Tammaraksah Khunying Tidarat Tammaraksah Lt. Gen. Padoongsaak Padoongnoradaid Khun Sansak Ngampiches Khun Chanyut Hengtrakool Dr. Sanya Viravaidya Khun Atthapon Palkavong Na Ayudhaya Khun Sanga Kitsamrej Khun Niran Wattanasartsatorn Khun Poonpol Kamuttira Khun Namchai Devi Khun Sema Jongchaiyo Khun Surat Mekavarakul Khun Piyatidar Mahapiyanon Khun Bruno C. Keller
Tel.: 0-3842-7585, 0-3842-0707 Fax: 0-3842-9773 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pattayapeople.com
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Office Manager: Khun Tawanya Kantasoponsakul Cross Media Production Manager: Khun Nawalak Waralert Editor: Khun Laddawan Yingyong Legal Advisors: Khun Suthipong Trakulsak, Khun Sornchai Chiewcharn Assistant Office Manager: Khun Suwanna Tochai
BIG DRUG DEALER ARRESTED It was announced by a combined team of Police officers from Pattaya Police and the Narcotics Suppression Police that they had arrested a drug dealer under the name Singtichai Mayam with the nick name “Po Wat Tam” age 34. Confiscated in the raid was 100 gram of Ya-Ice, a Samsung Hero mobile phone, evidence of money transfers, a white Toyota Revo car, a gray Yamaha Fino motorcycle and many more items related to this case. Singtichai who is considered a really big drug dealer admitted to dealing with
drugs all over the Pattaya and banglamung district area, and stated that he was supplied the drugs from a person in Sriracha named “Benz” and that he bought each time between 100 and 1000 grams of ya-ice for a price of 40,000 baht for 100 gram, he would then sell on the drugs for 50,000 baht per 100 gram. Money was transferred through bank accounts Signtichai said.
FAKE BRAND NAME PRODUCTS
A ell known shopping mall in Pattaya have rented out space to some small shops who have been selling fake brand name products. A raid conducted by the Pattaya Police was targeting these shops and products of a value of more than 600,000 baht was confiscated during the raid. Staff and owners of the shops tried to flee the scene when the police arrived but arrests was
made and the contraband products including jeans, hand bags and other clothing items was taken away as evidence in the case now being processes for the further court cased following this raid. For any potential buyers of these fake products it should be pointed out that buying the products is also a violation of the criminal code of Thailand.
200,000 BAHT GOLD CHAIN SNATCHED A Chinese tourist, who is a swimming teacher in his home land, was paying for some street food when a robber on a black Honda Wave 125 motor cycle came from behind and snatched a gold chain from his neck. The Chinese obviously in shock as the value of the gold chain was 200,000 baht cried for help and people helped call for the assistance of the police, who came to the place of the crime, made initial investigation and now is studying CCTV cameras to identify the thief. We warn anybody to not wear expen-
sive gold chains and be careful how you carry hand bags not to tempt and thief or snatcher to make you a victim of a robbery.
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ILLEGAL BUILDINGS INTO CANAL
The “Klong Nok Yang” canal in Naklua was the target of inspection by the Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wichian Pongpanit and the Ampheur Banglamung Palad Praphan Pratumchompo, as reports has emerged that garbage has been dumped in to the canal and a massive illegal construction of houses into the canal has emerged over time. People who apparently have violated the law have 180 days to either produce valid construction
permits from the Harbor department or other authorities or dismantle the structures. Actions have also been taken to relocate people who are living illegally on public land into affordable housing projects. In connection with the canal inspection it also was mentioned that the state of the environment and cleanliness of the canals of our city and public areas has improved a lot.
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NIGHT CLUBS RAIDED
Two night spots on Pattaya Third Road was raided by a combined task force team of district officers and police under the leadership of Pichet Tammahon, the Permanent Secretary of Banglamung District. The two entertainment places were “Larn Silapin Esan” and the “Talk 99”, both these places are known in Thailand as “pubs” however the term a “pub” in Thailand means a nightclub with music and some entertainment, not like a family friendly pub in the western sense. The task force stated to the press that the two places had indeed broken the law, by opening after
official closing hours, and having underage guests drinking. When the partying guests at “Larn Silapin Esan” saw the police entering the place it went into a chaos of people trying to run away from the law enforcement. The manager was arrested
and charged with operating without a proper license. The “Talk 99” was full of customers on the day of the raid and the police informed us that this place has a lot of staff and customers who are lesbians. This place was charges with serving alcohol to people under the legal age of 18 and operating after normal opening hours.
FIRE IN THE SAUNA ROOM
A serious fire alarm came from a popular North Pattaya Hotel as a sauna room in the sports resort had caught fire. The fire started on the second floor where the hotel has been renovating the sauna rooms and it is speculated that the cause could be that a guest has turned the sauna at a too high temperature. The area has a lot of wood materials and that off course helped expand the fire, but 8 fire trucks and good work from the fire men got the fire to a stop within 30 minutes. During the fire chaos broke out among the tourists staying at the hotel and that and traffic in the
area had to be managed. The District Chief Officer of Banglamung Narit Niramayawong
himself came to the site of the fire and promised that the cause of the fire would be investigated.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY “MUGGI”
Danish regular visitor to Pattaya for many years “Muggi” celebrated his 75th birthday at “Favoritten Restaurant” in Soi Buakhao, the many invited guests enjoyed the famous Danish food buffet of this very successful restaurant. Pattaya People Join the Danish community in Pattaya to wish this very popular and generous person
a happy birthday with many more to come. PATTAYA INTERNATIONAL CHURCH Sunday Morning English Service 10.30am. Everyone welcome. 21/1 Soi 61 Sukhumvit Road, Central Pattaya. Pastor Daniel Krynauw. 089 235 8912 or 038 231 104. REDEMPTORIST CENTER Sunday Eucharistic Mass in Thai at 8.30am. English at 10am in the Mahatai Chapel. 086 417 5245. ST. GEORGE’S PATTAYA Anglican/Episcopal. Sunday: 3pm. Modern English Service. Redemptorist Chapel Father Ray foundation, Sukhumvit Road. Fr. David : 084 070 5258. ST. NIKOLAUS CHURCH Masses and Services in English. Saturday:6pm.Sunday: 8.30am & 4pm. Sukhumvit Road, near Pattaya Klang. Pastor: 038 422 290. Keeper: 038 716 401. SRIRACHA ADVENTIST CHURCH Every Saturday at 10am. 10/11-13 Kao Kilo Road, Moo 3, T. Surasak, A. Sriracha. Pastor Rianthong: 082 235002 or contact Sudung: 084 7257552. ENCOUNTER CHURCH Sunday at 10am at Royal Twins Palace Hotel (opposite Marriott Resort on Second Road). Pastors Fred and Dianne Doell: 086 688 5367 GERMAN PROTESTANT CHURCH Celebrate Gottesdienst in German language every last Sunday of the month at 11am in the newly opened ‘Meeting Center Naklua’ (Begegnungszentrum Naklua), Naklua Road, 678/38, M.5, (Rungroi Plaza) between Soi 11 and Soi 13, Tel: 038 223 520. E-mail: www.pattayazentrum.com
EVERY FRIDAY! Pattaya Expats Club have their meeting every Friday at 11.00 am. buffet from 10am, at Mercure Hotel, Pattaya Soi 15, off Pattaya 2nd Road. Information: 081 001 6372 The P.E.C. Trademark, ‘Palm Shadow’ is Copyright property owned exclusively by PEC Co. Ltd.
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THE SOUVENIR SHIRT
A limited edition of souvenir shirts are being produced fir this years “13 th Pattaya Beach Football Cup 2018” and will be sold at cost price 275 baht st the sta-
dium during the tournament and at the Pattaya People Media Group office near Tukcom computer center in South Pattaya. 038-427-585.
SAFETY AT SEA
The recent incident where a boat caught fire near Phi Phi island causing death and injury to many tourists made the Thai government take action to order all local authorities around the country to increase safety for all especially tourists on the sea. In Pattaya the head of the Tourist Police announced that in coordination with the Harbor department, military and other au-
thorities inspections would now take place on an increased scale, for boats of any kind operating from our city. From the first inspections it was discovered that some boats was operated commercially without a proper licence, it must be mentioned that any foreigners are prohibited from being involved in any sea operation as this kind of job is reserved for Thais only.
GAMBLING DENS RAIDED This Valentine’s Day, the Mantra team will whisk you away to the most romantic spot in town – an intimate table for two with a divine five-course “Fall in Love” menu accompanied by acoustic violin entertainment. Red roses and L’Occitane gift set for the
for gambling. It had come to knowledge of the Banglamung District Chief that two gambling dens was operating in very modest venues. A subsequent raid at the places resulted in the arrest of 29 gamblers, 3,830 baht in cash, playing cards and other gambling equipment. Out of the 29 gamblers arrested 24 was females. The police will now make further investigation and get all the suspects prosecuted.
special lady and a souvenir photograph in a nice frame. Dinner price is 2,999 THB per couple. For more information and reservations, please call +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email: mantrapattaya.com.
DISCOVER LUXURIOUS CHINESE NEW YEAR DINING On Friday, 16 February, Chinese Chef Paitoon Junjua and his team invite you to Mantra Restaurant and Bar, which has won awards from Tripadvisor for seven consecutive years, to celebrate Chinese New Year with
a four-course dinner menu at 899 THB per person. For more information and reservations, please call +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email: mantrapattaya.com.
Even that many Thai love gambling and there has been so much talk about a future casino in
Pattaya, people with a gaming desire must still go to neighboring countries to satisfy their lust
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DR.KAMALJIT SINGH’S HEALTH TIPS:- ARE YOU COVERED?
How your Diet Affects Your Skin 1. If you eat too much sugar, you can get “Wrinkles”. It’s hard to stop the fine lines, wrinkles, dull tint. The sugar in your blood likes to bind with proteins that keep skin firm and smooth. Sugar from processed foods is the bad stuff. The natural sugars in fruits and vegetables aren’t harmful, and these foods give your skin helpful antioxidants, too. 2. You have to drink a lot of water to keep your skin healthy, yes your skin needs moisture to look and feel its best. Dry skin ages quicker and is more likely to itch and get red. But most liquids- not just plain water-help keep skin hydrated. Nearly 90 % of both orange juice and milk is water. Drink with caffeine and alcohol don’t work though. Both can pull moisture out of your body. 3. Foods with a lot of simple carbs like white bread, white bagels, corn flakes, cooked spaghetti, and even raisins kick your blood sugar up quickly. That triggers your body to make more insulin, a hormone that pumps up the production of oil. Which can clog your pores and leads to “pimples”. 4. Essential fatty acids, like omega-3s, are the building blocks of cell membranes. They also help make the skins natural oil barrier
that keeps skin supple. They’re found in carb and in fish like tuna and salmon. You can get them in plant oils, nuts, and soy, too. But if your diet doesn’t include animal protein you shall have lower levels of them. 5. More vitamin A in your blood means less of your skin’s natural oils, known as sebum, Butternut squash, cantaloupe, carrots green leafy vegetables, mangoes, pumpkins and sweet potatoes are rich sources of it. 6. Nearly half of people with this skin condition say it’s a trigger. Other foods can bring on its redness too, including alcohol, hot drinks, dairy products and certain fruits and vegetables. Spicy food can also cause hives if you have an allergic reaction. 7. Studies found that about onethird of children with severe eczema, a disease that makes skin itchy, red and swollen, also had a food allergy. Adults rarely do. Dairy products and eggs often cause reactions when kids are young. 8. Psoriasis – a condition that causes itchy, red, scaly patches on the skin-and celiac disease-an immune reaction to eating a protein found in some grains and processed foods-are both related to inflammation. They may share a genetic link. But you shouldn’t
have to give up foods with gluten unless you’re sure it causes a reaction. For More information Contact:Dr. Kamaljit Singh M.D. (A.M.), PhD, MWSAM (USA), FRHS (London)
Chief Consultant Dr.Kamal Bio Magnetic Holistic Health Centre Mobile (+66) 869032543, Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.drkamalholistic.com
CONJUNCTIVITIS (RED EYE)
Conjunctivitis outbreaks mostly occur during the rainy season. What is Conjunctivitis? And how can it occur? Dr. Bundit Leethanaporn Ophthalmologist, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, explains that conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva. The most common causes of conjunctivitis are viruses and bacterial that spread around homes and schools. Viral Conjunctivitis Viral Conjunctivitis is easily and rapidly spread through direct contact, sharing items, coughing and breathing. Viral Conjunctivitis will occur within 1-2 days after infection. Once conjunctivae becomes red, the virus can be transmitted to others for 2 weeks. Infected person will have sudden redness,
irritation, sensitivity to light, watering eye, swelling and clear discharge. Conjunctivitis will occur in one eye and infect to the other eye within 2-3 days and will last 1014 days. In some cases, after the conjunctivitis gets better complications can occur such as Keratitis that makes the person have blurred vision or irritation. The symptoms will occur during 7-10 days right after the conjunctivitis becomes obvious. Keratitis can last for a month if it does not get proper treatment. As Virus Conjunctivitis is infection by virus, antiviral medication may not be able to treat the condition completely. The different ways of treatment will be considered according to the patient’s conditions such as
· If conjunctiva is inflamed, an Ophthalmologist will advise using eyes drop to treat the inflammation. · Pain reduction medicine to be used such as Paracetamol to reduce the pain and irritation · Use cotton bud/pad with clean water (soak a cotton bud in clean water) clean around the eyelids to remove all discharge. Wearing sunglasses to reduce the irritation from the light. Avoid using eye pad to cover the infected eye because it will make the inflammation worse. Avoid wearing contact lens until the eyes are completely settled. Rest your eyes as much as possible. Avoiding conjunctivitis infection is very important because the virus transmits easily but there is no specific treatment for this virus up until now. The infection is prevalent in the communities, workplaces etc. The ways to protect and stop the spread from this virus are: · Isolate the infected patient; infected children and adults need to stay home to avoid spreading the virus to their colleagues. · Do not touch or rub the inflamed eye because the virus can be transmitted from objects to persons, and do not share facial and hand towels or clothes with the infected person, and cover your mouth when coughing. · Wash your hands with soap and
always keep your hand clean. Bacterial Conjunctivitis has symptoms similar to Virus Conjunctivitis; redness, irritation, pain and produces thick or yellow discharge that makes the eyelids stick together. Bacterial Conjunctivitis has no sudden symptoms like Virus Conjunctivitis because Bacterial Conjunctivitis spreads from person to person and not a virus outbreak. The bacteria can be treated by antibiotic eye drops when it occurs but if the symptom gets worse, an Ophthalmologist will advise the application of eye drops more often generally every 1-2 hours, and every 4-6 hours when the symptom subside. With an eye ointment, usually apply before bedtime in order to leave the medicine in place all night. An eye ointment will cause blurred vision if applied in the day time. The condition will be better within 2-3 days after being treated and will be completely settled within 1 week. Other ways of treatment and protection are much the same with Virus Conjunctivitis. Apart from the above mentioned symptoms, it can be found in other eye diseases such as Glaucoma, Corneal Infection or Uveitis. Once you notice the redness, see your Ophthalmologist for the proper treatment and do not buy over the counter medications.
When we were younger, we all thought we were 10 foot tall and bulletproof. We were wrong. Many of you have already found this out with cardiac conditions, diabetes, prostate problems and other medical conditions requiring hospitalization. You then found out that while private hospitalization is much more comfortable than public hospitalization, it also costs more. Unfortunately, medical problems, medical treatment and private hospitalization are not cheap, anywhere in the world. In this country, there is no 30 baht scheme to cover the ex-pat. You have to shoulder your own costs and this can be quite horrendous if you are laid up for any length of time. Of course, there are also those of you out there who will proudly say, “I never get sick!” and for you I sincerely hope that idyllic state continues. Of course, even if you do escape prostate cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes, there is still the chance of getting run over attempting the 50 meter dash across Pattaya Second
Road’s “pedestrian” crossings any evening. The message is just that none of us are above the risk of ill health or injury. The important word in that last paragraph is “risk” – that is what insurance is all about. You are minimizing your risk of financial exposure by contracting with an insurance company for them to cover your medical bills, which is in turn taking on the “risk” of whether you get sick or not. This is really high level gambling. They hope that you will pay more in premiums than you cost in medical bills, averaged out over the period of insurance. Now the insurance companies do not go blindly into this agreement with you. They demand to know your current state of health and family history to work out if you are a “standard” or “high” risk candidate. That is, I believe, fair and equitable. So what should you do? Well, I would suggest that you do as I have done and check with a reputable insurance agent! You cannot live without insurance in this country. by Dr.Iain Corness
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Pattaya City Hall: (North Pattaya Road) Tel.: 0-3825-3100 Pattaya City Call Center: 1337
Health Department: (Soi Buakhaow) Tel.: 0-3842-0823, 0-3842-0562 North Star Library: (Sukhumvit Highway) Tel.: 0-3871-6755 Pattaya Post Office: (Soi Post Office) Tel.: 0-3842-9341 Banglamung Post Office: (Sawang Fa Road) Tel.: 0-3842-8225 Jomtien Post Office: (Soi 5, Jomtien Beach Road) Tel.: 0-3823-1944 Fire Brigade Pattaya: Tel.: 0-3842-4678-9 Fire Brigade Naklua: Tel.: 199, 0-3822-1000, 0-3822-1666 Pattaya Expats Club: Friday meetings 11.30 AM (buffet from 10am) at Mercure Hotel Pattaya Soi 15 off, Second Road Tel.: 081 001 6372 Email: email@example.com Website: www.pattayaexpatsclub.info Pattaya Train Station: (Siam Country Club Road) Tel.: 0-3842-9285
Thai Airways International (Beach Road, Dusit Resort) Tel.: 0-3842-0995/7 U-Tapao International Airport Tel.: 03824-5595 Rotary Club of Pattaya Monday meetings 19.00 PM at Town-in-Town Hotel, Central Road Tel.: 0-3842-7585
Lost or Stolen Credit Cards: American Express Bangkok: Tel.: 0-2273-5544, 0-2273-5522 Diners Club: Tel.: 0-2238-3660, 0-2232-4111 Master Card: Tel.: 0-2232-2484, 0-2260-8572 Visa Card: Tel.: 0-2252-2212, 0-2263-2094 Thomas Cook: Tel.: 0-2256-2816/9 Hospitals: Bangkok Hospital Pattaya: (Sukhumvit Road) Tel.: 0-3825-9911, 0-3842-7751/5 Emergency: 0-3825-9999 Banglamung Hospital: Tel.: 0-3841-1551-2 Pattaya International Hospital: (Soi 4, Second Road) Tel.: 0-3842-8374/5, 0-3810-3900 Emergency: 0-3842-7575 Pattaya Memorial Hospital: (Second Road) Tel.: 0-3842-9422/4 Pattaya city Hospital : Tel.0-3810-3900
Electricity Pattaya: Tel.: 0-3842-6463, 0-3842-8502 Electricity Banglamung: Tel.: 0-3822-1007 Garbage Collection: Tel.: 0-3842-9494 Water Works Pattaya: Tel.: 0-3822-2461-5 Water Works Banglamung: Tel.: 0-3822-1463
Pattaya Police Station: (Corner of Soi 9 and Beach Road) Tel.: 191, 0-3842-9325, 0-3842-0802/5, 08 2799 9111 Banglamung Police Station: (Sukhumvit Highway) Tel.: 0-3822-1801, 0-3822-1331, 0-3822-2100 Nongprue Police Station: Tel.: 0-3824-9843 Immigration Police: (Soi 5, Jomtien Beach Road) Tel.: 0-3825-2751-4 Hotline: 1178 Tourist Police: (Phratamnak Road, near Jogging Park) Tel.: 1155, 0-3842-5937, 0-3842-9371 Highway Police: (Sukhumvit Highway, near South Pattaya Road) Tel.: 0-3839-2001, 0-3842-5440, 1169 Marine Police: Tel.: 0-3842-3666
Bus Station: (North Pattaya Road) Tel.: 0-3823-1142 Pattaya Van (South Pattaya) Tel.: 08-2796-4417-8
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7 A long (usually round) rod of wood (4) 8 Having legal authority (8) 9 Subject to change (8) 10 Taxis (4) 11 Fearlessly (6) 13 Examinations (5) 15 Metallic element (4) 17 A quick lock (7) 20 The capacity for rational thought (13) 22 Pushing down force (8) 23 The expression on a person’s face (4)
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1 Vegetable (6) 2 (prefix) half or partial (4) 3 Hired hands who tend cattle (7) 4 Frequently (5) 5 Frozen dessert (3-5) 6 Burrowing animal-talk incessantly (6) 12 Lower, make less (8) 14 Freed from any question of guilt (7) 16 Pretend not to see (6) 18 A person who is older than you are (6) 19 Give out (5) 21 A small replica of a person; used as a toy (4)
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DEN OF THIEVES
Summary: In the hustle and bustle of 1950s Coney Island, where the buzzing crowd comes and goes trudging slowly over the wooden boardwalks, silent stories of the everyday toilers who give life to the attraction unfold. Somewhere in a clam bar, there’s the sad waitress Ginny, a one-time actress and now a suffering wife who’s been given a second chance by the side of the well-intentioned but uncouth carousel operator, Humpty. On the other hand, there’s Humpty’s 26year-old estranged daughter, Carolina, who left the familial nest and a preordained future seeking adventure as a mobster’s wife; only to return home with her wings broken, begging for forgiveness. And from the lifeguard’s high tower, where all is in plain sight, the young and charming lifesaver and hopeful playwright, Mickey, is the inadvertent but potent catalyst that binds everything together. Shattered dreams, reckless love and betrayal, all under the bright lights of Coney Island.
Summary: “Den of Thieves” is a gritty Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
FIFTY SHADES FREED
Summary: The third installment of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy.
Summary: A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
Summary: T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
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Summary: Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
IMMIGRATION ACT In the past we have written about immigration in our articles before, in that case it was regarding immediate expedition. If you are a foreigner here in Thailand and there is an arrest warrant issued in your home country, the immigration department has the authority to arrest you and send you back to your country straight away with no need for any court proceedings. This process is extremely fast as it is all internally executed by the immigration of-
fice and is processed by their discretion. Now we have found a similar but different kind of immigration case, our client was a UK citizen who had come to live and work here in Thailand. One day a warrant of arrest was issued for him but it did not come from his home country, it came from Australia. The procedure is almost the same with the man being arrested followed by ending them to face charges in Australia without any court hearing.
This does not count as extradition as you are not being returned to your home country, but I believe this is worse. At least if you are returned to your home you will have the full rights and protection provided by the government and justice system, this may not be the case if you are sent to another foreign country. I believe this is an unfair law as it leaves lawyers almost powerless to assist these cases as it skips the court process and there is almost
no time to act as the process requires o outside approval. The method used by the authorities is usually a house visit requiring the accused to go with them to the immigration office in Bangkok, when asked under what charges they state that they don’t know but they just have to bring you in. They will bring you to a local police station to process the evidence of your arrest; usually this will only take five minutes after which they will bring you to the immigration office in Suan Plu. After being processed you will be taken to the airport straight away and will wait there until you get a plane ticket. During this limited time frame you will have to contact your lawyer to get them to submit an urgent appeal stating that you need to know what charges are being filed and what is going to happen to them. This is a crucial process as submitting an appeal will delay the proceedings from one to two weeks, giving you valuable time to negotiate with the authorities. If you can remember from all of my articles I have never say any bad things about
the police or the immigration department, we don’t recommend you to do anything bad or wrong but you may have to act for your own survival. The negotiations with the police are very private and confidential, the procedure of your case is not fixed and there are many ways to negotiate and settle. By constitutional law it is unfair to arrest someone like this, at least they have the right to know what they are being charged with and be allowed to fight to prove their innocence. Usually a law like this is created to catch terrorists but it is difficult to decide who is and isn’t one. On cases like this it is imperative to act fast, being late or submitting anything late by
only half a day can make your future change drastically. If you are sent to another foreign country to answer charges and are proven innocent, you will still be blacklisted and not allowed back to Thailand. This law and treating people like this is very unjust, as a lawyer I still don’t understand why they have a law like this that does not exist anywhere in the world, I sincerely disagree with his law and this procedure. I believe that to decide who is innocent or guilty is in the courtroom, we should be able to protect ourselves here in Thailand first. To contact the Lawyer please call: 08-9911-1199 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO DO IT, IS TO DO IT
First of all, Happy New Year from all the team at NLP Top Coach. 2017 was amazing, and 2018 will be even better, so let’s wrap up the first week of the year, with some quick tips on ways you can achieve your 2018 goals NOW !! We’ve all heard of New Years Resolutions, and probably know the statistics that by mid-February, majority of people stop working towards their Goals? Why is that?? It’s because Goal Setting & Goal Getting are very different processes. The Goal Setting process is easy. You write your goals, set a date for when you want to achieve them, and off you go. By the way, if you haven’t written down your 2018 goals yet, please do so this weekend, or your 2018 will be very average. The Goal Getting process is also quite easy, but most of us are not aware of the Subconscious Mechanics that prevent us from moving forward towards our Goals. Let’s demystify some of these processes, which will help us engage the subconscious mind, to PULL us towards our Goals, with 5 easy tips..
No.1 - Daily Habits - If you’re serious about improving yourself, and achieving your goals, you must take action DAILY. No matter how small, as long as you are moving forward, towards your goal, you WILL achieve it. As you take action daily, that action becomes a habit, which is simply a subconscious program, that will pull you towards your goal. No.2 - Speak the Language of the Subconscious - The conscious mind is famous for language, logic, order & sequence. The subconscious mind has it’s own language. It’s the language of IMAGES & EMOTIONS. As you set your goals, be sure to find
images & pictures that represent those goals. Look at those images daily, and even go as far as visualizing yourself having already achieved those goals. Feel the feelings of what it would be like to achieve it. Feel the gratitude, joy & appreciation of success. Congratulations, you just x10 your chances of achieving that goal. No.3 - Focus - Focus on your daily habits, focus on the actual goals you wrote down, and focus on the images you found that represent those goals (magazine cut outs, google images, etc). Most of us don’t achieve our goals, because we simply fail to focus on them daily. As you focus daily, you strengthen your habit, and goal getting becomes effortless. No.4 - Daily Top 3 - Each day, as you’re focusing on your goals, your images, and your habits, simply make a short list of 3 Actions that you MUST take today. Big or small, make those 3 actions the MOST important things that you will do, today. This simplifies the whole process, and prevents procrastination. The best way to do it, is to DO IT !! No.5 - Develop Yourself - If you
do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got. For an amazing 2018, be sure to make your Personal & Professional Development a priority. By doing so, you increase your knowledge, skill & resources available, to achieve ALL your Goals. And as a New Year gift, we have some great FREE Seminars and Workshops, to help get you started. Here are the dates & locations; ·16th January - Bangkok ·18th January - Phuket ·20th January - Phuket These workshops are designed to give you an introduction into how you can use NLP & Coaching
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Tools & Techniques to achieve your goals, in your workplace, in your Life, or as a Professional Coach or Trainer. It’s ideal for you if you’re considering becoming a Professional Trainer, Coach, Consultant or Therapist. It’s also great for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs & Senior Leaders. You’ll discover techniques to improve Communication, develop Leadership, improve EQ and Confidence, and help others become the best versions of themselves. For the Bangkok session on 16th January, find more details & register here. For the Phuket sessions on 18 & 20 January, find more details & register here. If you’re ready to reserve your FREE SEAT, or if you’d like a little more information, simply click on the links above, and feel free to share with your friends, family & colleagues.. Accelerate Your Success & Happiness The first Quarter of 2018 is a great opportunity to start the New Year strong !! Please see a summary of courses and certification programs available for you & your
teams... NLP Practitioner TRIPLE Certification 16-21 February English Language Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a set of tools & techniques you can use to clarify your thinking & decisionmaking processes, increase your EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and develop your Communication & Leadership skills. Here are a few of the tools & techniques you will learn; ·Learn how NLP & Coaching skills can be used to develop your teams & your business · Understand the mechanics of thinking & emotions ·Unleash your motivation from
your sub-conscious mind ·Prevent & resolve conflict ·Remove bad habits and install new empowering behaviours · Powerful tools for managing your EQ & improving your Confidence ·Coaching Skills and much much more.. Early bird investment of 59,900 THB also finishes soon on 16th Jan. Discover all the details here.. ICF Approved Coach the Coach Certification - 15-18 March If you’re serious about incorporating a Coaching culture into your organization, or looking to become a professionally paid Coach or Consultant, then the internationally approved ICF Coach the Coach program is for you. The dates for the next session are 1518 March, and the Early Bird finishes mid February. You can discover all the details at this link, or simply respond to this mail to register your seat. Your special investment is just 59,900 THB, and if you are a group of 3 or more, ask me about our special group discount. Leadership Essentials Train-
ing - 8th February - Bangkok - Thai Language - 9am to 5pm This workshop is perfect for New Leaders, Supervisors or Department heads, who wish to develop their Motivation & Leadership Skills. They’ll learn how to manage emotions, resolve conflict, create motivation (in self & others), KPI achievement and much much more. Training is located on Sukhumvit Rd.. We also have Group Discounts. Simply respond to this email for full details, or call to the office on 02 169 1632. NLP Master Practitioner Triple Certification - 18-25 May This is the advanced course that follows on from the NLP Practi-
tioner. Here, we go much deeper into re-programming the subconscious mind, and learn a full process on how to Coach anyone!! Learn more here... Coaching Mastery Certification - 2018 – this Exclusive Program is only for those serious about becoming a PAID Professional Coach. With this program, you receive 7 x internationally accredited certifications, that will allow you to Coach anywhere in the world. Our graduates from this program have been able to charge $300+ per hour for their coaching services. This program is strictly limited to only 3 students, as you also receive personal mentoring from myself & Sebastien Leblond, Master Coach. Again, this is only for those serious about positively transforming the lives of others. If this sounds like you, simply respond to this mail with your name and phone number, and we will give you a call to see if you meet the requirements for this program. Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Certified Coaching - As a certified MGSCC Coach, we have the process &
strategy to positively influence the behaviour of senior Executive, and to create a Coaching Culture within your organisation. In summary, the benefits of this Stakeholder Centered Coaching are; · Focuses on improving 1-2 Leadership Behaviors ·Is a 12 month engagement ·Includes 360 degree surveys, to measure the results ·Involves Stakeholders (people that the Leader works with regularly) ·Is the initial key step to Creating a Coaching Culture in the organisation ·Is Guaranteed...No Growth No Pay If you’re interested in an exciting new way to facilitate Executive Coaching, simply respond to this mail and I can send you the full details. Luke Salway Managing Director NLP Top Coach Work: +66857822634 email@example.com www.nlptopcoach.com
SUPER BLUE BLOOD MOON
The night sky had a display in store on Wednesday 31 January, with a lunar event being called the “Super blue blood moon”. For Australia, Asia and some parts of the US and Eastern Europe, there was a lunar eclipse, as the Earth passed between the Sun and the Moon. On the very same night, our only natural satellite entered the closest point to us in its elliptical orbit. It is also the second full Moon of the month, commonly called a blue moon. The eclipse began at 10:51 GMT and ended at 16:08 GMT. The word “blood” has been used to describe the deep red colour of the sunlight that passes through Earth’s atmosphere to illuminate our celestial neighbour. Supermoon watching This red glow was produced by the same effect that gave us blue skies and red sunsets, Dr Shannon Schmoll, director of Abrams Planetarium in Michigan, said. “Some sunlight is skimming through the Earth’s atmosphere on its way to the Moon, and it also gets refracted or bent towards the Moon a little bit,” she said. “So, we have this process of filtering out the blue light and leaving the red light to see. “And then having that light bent a little bit toward the Moon.” Dr Schmoll said the coincidence of these three lunar events was a “good excuse to go out and look at the night sky”.
“I know some people did not like the term supermoon, since it’s not always obvious how much bigger it is,” said Dr Schmoll. The supermoon should appear about 7% larger than average and about 15% brighter. But this particular view of our satellite, which remains the only object to which we have sent humans beyond Earth, comes at a time of resurgence for lunar exploration. Back to the Moon? In December, US President Donald Trump announced his intention to return to the Moon - directing Nasa to plan a crewed mission to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972. India’s space agency, ISRO, is set to launch and land a rover on the lunar surface later in 2018. This year should also see the launch of China’s Chang’e 5 mission, which aims to return Moon samples to Earth for the first time since 1976. Dr Katherine Joy, a lunar scientist from the University of Manchester, said we were now seeing a “global revival in lunar exploration” she hoped would lay the foundations for human exploration and a lunar base. “We’d even like to know if there are spaces in underground chambers that could be used as subsurface locations for underground bases that could be protected from the radiation environment,” she told BBC News. The key to this new age of lunar science - particularly human exploration - Dr Joy said, was inter-
MERIT MAKING CEREMONY 2018
Management executives and staff members of two Centara resorts located in Pattaya, led by Jonas Sjostedt, General Manager of Centara Pattaya Hotel and Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya joined together to mak-
national collaboration, modelled on the approach it had taken to build and operate the International Space Station. “That’s what makes the Moon ideal - it’s only three days away,” said Dr Joy. “You can do all of those things and plan ahead for where you would go next, but retaining that infrastructure around the Moon.” In an online article about the event, Prof Tim O’Brien, from Jodrell Bank Observatory, in Cheshire, admits to being conflicted about the excitement surrounding the so-called supermoon, because the difference in the Moon’s apparent size
ing merit ceremony for 2018 New Year. This ceremony for brings good, happiness, quality of the next life and prosperity of the hotel and our family throughout the year.
may not be as dramatic as the term might make it sound. But, he said, we could still learn much from the event. “The details of how the sunlight we see reflected from the Moon during eclipse has been altered, scattered and absorbed on its way through our atmosphere, and how this is affected by, for example, volcanic eruptions or even meteor showers, are still being studied,” he said. One thing all the scientists I spoke to agree on is it is worth venturing out to look up at the night sky whenever it is clear, because every view of the Moon is super.
BURAPA BIKE WEEK
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NEXT WEEK FOR ARIES: (Born between 21st March & 20th April) There is no full moon in February this year, but don’t feel deprived. February 1 is the day after a full moon and February 28 is the day before one. Get more done than you might imagine as the month starts and as it winds down. The moon conjoins Mars in fiery Sagittarius on the eighth. Connect with a large number of people and come out on top. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on February 15 is packed with people and social interaction. Meet some new people and let them show you some new and exciting places and events. Lead the pack some other time. NEXT WEEK FOR TAURUS: (Born between 21st April & 20th May) There is no full moon this month, but February 1 is the day after a full moon and February 28 is the day before one. People may be more socially and emotionally active as the month starts and as it ends. Venus enters Pisces on the tenth, and romance and your social life could turn sweeter and more compassionate. Love and friendship are everywhere. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on February 15 could give you a big opportunity at work or out in public. Be self-assured and ready to speak up at just the right moment. Your words will be heard and your efforts valued. NEXT WEEK FOR GEMINI: (Born between 21st May & 20th June) This month has no full moon, but February 1 is the day after one and February 28 is the day before one. Expect people to be energized and emotionally engaged at the beginning and end of the month. For the new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth, your world could get bigger and give you more room to move and breathe. It might be time to finally start something special that you’ve been putting off. It won’t be a matter of money that has been delaying you. You could see a dream come true when Mercury conjoins Neptune on February 25. NEXT WEEK FOR CANCER: (Born between 21st June & 22nd July There is no full moon this month, but February 1 is the day after a full moon and February 28 is the day before one. Be ready to see hearts being worn on sleeves at the beginning and end of the month. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth encourages you to respect your own talents and strengths. Someone may come for advice or other help, and you will easily have it for them. If a difficulty arises, don’t overthink it. You’ve got this. Mercury enters Pisces on February 17. Be happy to think less of yourself and a bit more of others. NEXT WEEK FOR LEO: (Born between 23rd July & 22nd August) February 1 is the day after a full moon, and February 28 is the day before one. Hearts could be beating faster at the beginning and end of the month. There may be no full moon this month, but the new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth is positioned to bring a new love or business associate into your life. A possible partner could be right around the corner. Don’t blink. If you think you’re burned out on love, it won’t help to hide. The sun enters Pisces on February 18. Be more generous with your time, but stay within reasonable bounds. NEXT WEEK FOR VIRGO: (Born between 23rd August & 22nd September) There is no full moon in February this year. February 1 is the day after a full moon, and February 28 is the day before one. People may be passionate and emotionally plugged in as the month begins and as it ends. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth brings some emotional calm and balance to your daily routine. Rediscover a clever little fix that improves everything from paying the bills on time to feeding the cat. Look forward to an efficient month. On February 25, the MercuryNeptune conjunction can make sense of a fond desire or wish.
MOBILE PHONE THIEF
Pattaya police was informed that good citizens had caught a thief in the middle of Soi Buakhao 18 in Central Pattaya. The suspect was a 19 year old Pratumreak Fuktong who was in possession of a Samsung mobile phone. Also at the scene was Miss Luksika Pumgan age 18 who stated that she was the victim of a theft of this Samsung mobile phone. The incident happen
when the victim was a sleep in her room. Pratumreak ia s friend of a friend of the victim and he came into the room and snatched the mobile phone off her hand and stated to run off, as the victim shouted for help good citizens caught the thief, who admitted the crime to the police and was taken to the police station for legal procedings.
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NEXT WEEK FOR LIBRA: (Born between 23rd September & 22nd October) February may not have a full moon this year, but February 1 is the day after a full moon and February 28 is the day before one. Emotions could fluctuate wildly at those times, so plan accordingly. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth is yours to get more playful and creative. No blahs allowed. Do what makes you happy and turns on your inner light. It might be something that you’ve loved for a long time. On February 21, the Venus-Neptune conjunction in emotional Pisces could reinvigorate a stalled romance or open your eyes and heart to an unexpected love interest. Remember to love yourself, too. NEXT WEEK FOR SCORPIO: (Born between 23rd October & 21st November) This month has no full moon, but February 1 is the day after one and February 28 is the day before one. Expect emotions to be high at the beginning and the end of the month. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth could raise a family issue that is ready to be resolved. Admire a smart solution and use it, no matter who thinks of it (probably you, though). On February 27, Venus sextiles Pluto to add a heavy dose of excitement and sassiness to an otherwise ordinary day. It could very well be a romantic encounter. NEXT WEEK FOR SAGITTARIUS: (Born between 22nd November & 21st December) Last month had two full moons and next month will, too. Rest up after a possibly hyper February 1, and brace yourself for a busy February 28. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth will keep you hopping with friends and fun close to home. Younger friends or relatives may think they can run circles around you, but they’re out of their league. Introduce them to an old perennial favorite treat or activity. The Moon-Jupiter quincunx on February 24 might cause a few moments of self-doubt. Don’t let anything throw you off your game. You’ve got things under control. NEXT WEEK FOR CAPRICORN: (Born between 22nd December & 19th January) There will be no full moon in February. There were two in January, and there will two next month. This could make February 1 and February 28 more romantic than usual, so be prepared. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth shines on your finances and moneymaking skills. Make the most of your networking connections. A friend or co-worker may step in with a good suggestion or helping hand. If something is lost or goes away, it will be replaced by something better. On February 25, the sun sextiles Saturn and nudges you toward greater authority and respect. You’ve paid for this in advance. NEXT WEEK FOR AQUARIUS: (Born between 20th January & 18th February) There is no full moon this month. However, there were two in January and there will be two in March, so don’t feel deprived. February 13 is Mardi Gras, with a Sun-Uranus sextile. There is a possibility of wild and crazy fun in a big way. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth is packed with charm, smarts, and maybe the return of a few old habits, for good or ill. No matter how you feel, the world wants you to be upbeat and have fun. On February 26, the moon-Uranus square could cause second thoughts. Don’t be too hard on yourself. NEXT WEEK FOR PISCES: (Born between 19th February & 20th March) February has no full moon this year. That’s okay. February 1 is the day after one and February 28 is the day before one. Feelings are high and hearts are full as the month begins and as it ends. The new moon (and solar eclipse) on the fifteenth is a precious, private time for you, even if you’re busier than usual. Save time and energy to reflect on what is happening to and around you - and what it all really means to you. On February 21, Venus conjoins Neptune in Pisces for possibly the most romantic, dreamy day of the year. Don’t float away.
BEACH GARBAGE PROBLEM
A long stretch of the Pattaya beach front is undergoing a face lift with a budget of more than 400 million bath involved in a massive sand fill. The private contractors have put up a metal fence and the project is now planned to start in March, unfortunately there has been several delays and behind the iron fence garbage, dead rats and birds is piling up, also homeless people has been living here causing further pollution of food leftovers etc. This problem has been exposed on social media giving potential visitors and tourists the wrong image of the Pattaya beach, indeed an embarresment to our city.
The Chonburi Immigration Police announced from their head quarters in Soi 5 off Jomtien Beach Road at a press conference that over 100 foreigners of various nationalities had been arrested for overstaying the visa in the country during the period between the 25 December and the 25 January. The arrested foreigners could be separated into 3 groups: Group one: 38 people who came into Thailand for a holiday but overstayed. Group two: 50 people who came to the country for prostitution or human trafficking from following countries: Laos, Uganda, Kenya, Madagascar and
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Tanzania. Group Three: 14 illegal migrants who came to Thailand to take on jobs that is by law prohibited to Thai citizens. A word of warning for any foreigners is to make sure that you never overstay your visa as it can result in large fines, sometimes even in jail terms and “black listing” from entering Thailand in the future.
On Friday, 16 February, Chinese Chef Paitoon Junjua and his team invite you to Mantra Restaurant and Bar, which has won awards from Tripadvisor for seven consecutive years, to celebrate Chinese New Year with a four-course dinner menu such as Shrimp cake with plum sauce, Shitake mushroom clear soup
with braised black chicken and young pork sparerib, Hong Kong Fried rice with garlic and roasted duck at 899 THB per person. For more information and reservations, please call +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email: mantrapattaya.com.
NATIONAL CHILDREN DAY
Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien hosted activities on Children Day at 16.00 hours. Pool area on Saturday 13th January 2018. The event is for Children Day celebration and encourage to great relationship in family, support to kids for thinking and join actives. Centra Maris Team and Super Hero dancing time with Giraffe song, Duck song and Baby Shark. Entertain activities by Magic Show by Khun Add, Food and Beverage, QuizUp game, Musical Chairs game. There are also snacks which is popcorn, cotton candy, popsicle and Trampoline for children to enjoy throughout the event. The children’s day activities are well supported and interested by the guests and the family.
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WINNER AT SOGGY EMERALD
Friday, February 02, Emerald – St, Paul and Jim Win at Soggy Emerald It was “Two-Two” day and a new month for the PSC Tropical Golfers, and to kick it off we returned to the interesting and slightly difficult Emerald Golf Course. Twenty five intrepid golfers made the trip, and a few were happy for the later than usual tee time, using the extra hour to sleep or get in another couple cups of brew. We haven’t played this course in a while, and for some occasional visitors it might be measured in years, so a good choice. Some days you win, and some days you lose. With all the golf and golfers in the area its amazing things usually go smooth, but once in a while...! We arrived at a crowded course - so much so that many had to wait for caddies to finish a round or get called into work on short notice. Eventually everyone had their helper, and just as the first group was ready to hit it started to drizzle. That was to be the routine all day; drizzle, sometimes rather heavy, then a few holes of easy going, then rain again.
To top it off it was a slow round with the last group finishing at dusk. Several Tropical Golfers gave up after nine holes, but most stuck it out and some were rewarded. Emerald is a difficult but well designed course, so the conditions made it extra challenging. How did the best of the best finish? A-Flight (0-20): Paul Weatherley (c/h 20) continued his fine form and had the best score of the day with 38 points on a difficult course in difficult conditions. Awesome Paul! Mashi Kaneta (17) was next with 36 points, followed by John Davis (14) edging out Landis Brooks (10) on count-back at 34 points. B-Flight (21+): Jim Ferris (27) and Gordon Clegg (25) tied on an impressive 37 points with Jim taking first on count-back. Torsten Bischoff (26) was next with 35 and Colm Mullen (26) finished his flights honor roll with 33 points. Way to stick with it guys! Best Nine (non winner): Tom Herrington and Gordon Maher won the best non-winning 9 hole scores.
INDIAN MAN ATTACKED
Pattaya Police received a report that an Indian man had been assaulted on Pattaya Walking Street. When the officers arrived at the place of the assault they found the victim a Mr. Shrivasia Varakul age 27 bleeding from his mouth, and an arrest was made of Hanarong Ninphoong, a staff from the Nang Nual Seafood restaurant. According to the victim he was walking down Walking street and when he passed the seafood restaurant Hanarong came straight at him and in a drunken stage started to give him
some fist. When the police asked the suspect why he did what he did, he was in a very drunken state and just kept on swearing and shouting. This kind of behavior of local people against visitors to our city really is damaging the image of Pattaya, and we can only hope that the police will deal with this case in a serious manner.
CHINESE RESTAURANT OWNER ARRESTED
Pattaya police and the Tourist police held a press conference regarding the arrest of a Chinese restaurant owner who had been employing 8 illegal Burmese migrant. All had overstayed their visa, and had no valid work permit. The action by the local police followed the Thai Deputy Prime Ministers appeal to follow the law regarding employment of illegal migrants. The Chinese restaurant owner now face a fine for each illegal migrant of between 400,000 and 800,000 baht.
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High ranking officers of local authorities including police and the Banglamung district administration went to inspect “I am Laemchabang” a popular night spot, regarding opening hours, underage customers, illegal drug use and dangerous weapons. Drug tests of the customers was done and a thorough search of all corners of the place was conducted, the good news is that no violations of the law was found, and we hope that other entertainment places will follow the good example of this place.
REFERENCE 2018 CHARITY CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT As those that made it to Khao Kheow Golf will know, the competition today had to be cancelled due to the heavy rain that flooded many areas including fairways and greens. The first tee was postponed for one hour in the hope that conditions would improve. at 0800 the first groups commenced play and within a very short time the rain increased and it was realized that it would not be possible to hold a competitive tournament. After discussions with the golf course it has been agreed that the Charity Classic will now be rescheduled for Monday 12th February 2018 and the presentation
dinner at the Holiday Inn on the 13th February 2018 I would like to give my sincere thanks to all who tried to support today’s function and ask you to please continue and come along to the reorganized event in February. We are aware that this may not be possible for all due to other commitments. Those who cannot make the new date and have already paid can receive a refund by contacting the Pattaya Sports Club office. maybe behind today’s dark clouds there may be brighter moments with players who could not make today’s event given an opportunity to attend the February tournament. There are places
available and you would be more than welcome. Just to add that this is our biggest charity function of the year and all proceeds go to deserving charities, please help us help them! We will now commence the organizing of the next tournament and details will be released as soon as possible. Any comments or concerns can be directed to myself through the office. Kind regards Ron Gale Pattaya Sports Club Golf Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org 099 286 1324
POLO FOR CHARITY
The Thai Polo & Equestrian Club located in eastern back land to Pattaya was the venue for yet another Polo match involving world class athletes. The “Carrier B.
Grimm Thai Polo Open 2018” was the name of the tournament and it was raising charity funds for the Chitralada School. The winning team received a trophy from Her
Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. This yearly tournament provides excellent competition and entertainment with participation of some of the
worlds best international polo players. Winners of the tournament was the “Royal Pahang team” from Malaysia, followed by “La Familia team” also from Ma-
laysia. Other teams participating was: the Thai Polo team, the Axus team from China, the 22BR team from Hong Kong, and the Fast Fish
team from China. Many VIPS both locals and from Bangkok attended the this high society event.
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CHINESE NEW YEAR, 16 February 2018 in Pattaya
heart at our Seafood BBQ buffet specializing in Korean & Japanese cuisine at Flames restaurant includes a glass of sparkling rose wine and free flow of soft drinks. At Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya,Tel.: 038 714 981 Honda LPGA Thailand : 22 – 25 February 2018
VALENTINE’S DAY 14 February 2018 Celebrate with your sweet-
at Siam Country Club Pattaya, Old Course, Ticket: www.hondalpga thailand.com
PATTAYA PLAYERS. You are more creative and funnier than you think you are. Prove it to yourself at the Pattaya Players’ FREE COMEDY IMPROV WORKSHOP every Wednesday at 7 PM at the White Horse Pub, Eastern Grand Palace Hotel, Soi Khao Talo (GPS Location: 12.909871,100. 900562 (la,ln)). Create original theatre comedy instantly, under the direction of award-winning playwright and director Sheldon Penner. Play theatre games and perform for one another in a friendly, no-pressure, supportive environment. Everybody welcome, aged 12 or over. No experience necessary. Just the desire to play, laugh and have fun! For more information and to reserve a place on the session, please contact Sheldon at email@example.com.
BARS & CLUBS HOTEL & RESTAURANTS AKVAVIT GRILL & BAR Taco/Tex-Mex Buffet every Friday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm: 385 baht. 20% discount on beer and wine by the glass. Daily International Lunch Buffet including glass of beer or wine or soft drink for 335 baht from 11.30am to 4pm. Breakfast, lunch and ala carte menu Mon-Fri from 4pm-midnight. Sat-Sun 10am-midnight. Reservations: 038 233 672. Located on corner of Soi 3 Jomtien Beach Road. BEEFEATER STEAK HOUSE AND PUB in arcade opposite Mike Mall on Second Road. Tel: 038 720 926. CENTARA GRAND MIRAGE BEACH RESORT on Wong Amat Beach, North Pattaya. Acqua Restaurant in main lobby. Open Friday to Sunday from 6 to 11pm. Call for reservations at 038 714 981. HILTON PATTAYA 7 Days, 7 Themes Lunch with a view at Edge Restaurant. A unique lunch concept by the sea with several themed buffets including Tex-Mex, BBQ, Pattaya Seafood and Sunday Brunch. Lunch: starts from 580 baht nett per person. Dinner: starts from 1,050 baht nett per person. 12 noon to 2.30pm.Edge Restaurant is on level 14.Telephone: 038 253 000.
L’ITALIANO Italian Restaurant and Pub. Fine Italian Dining with a sea view setting on Walking Street, in South Pattaya. Appetizers from 150 baht. Main Courses from 360 baht. Mention Pattaya People and receive 10% discount on food and drink. Open every day from 4pm2am. Telephone: 038 711 394. LINDA’S RESTAURANT. Located opposite Jomtien Complex at 315/177-180 Thappraya Road. Telephone: 038 252 726 or www.lindarestaurant.com MANTRA RESTAURANT. Location: North Pattaya Beach Road. Open daily from 17:0001:00. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday from 6:30pm to 10pm and Sunday Brunch from 11am to 3pm by Jazz Band. For reservation please call 038 429 591 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MERCURE PATTAYA HOTEL Grill and Chill by the Pool. Enjoy a leisurely evening with a succulent BBQ buffet freshly prepared by chefs. Friday only 333 baht nett for traditional BBQ Style. Saturdays features fresh BBQ Seafood at 599 baht nett. Kids 50% discount. Promotion of 3 carafes of wine for 500 baht per person. Further information and reservations call 038 425 050. www.mercurepattaya.com
INTERCONTINENTAL PATTAYA RESORT (formerly Sheraton) Location: Pratamnak Hill. Contact: 038 259 888.
MEGABREAK weekly pool tournaments! Tuesday: Ladies 9 ball handicap (8.30pm); Wednesday: 10 ball handicap (4pm); Thursday (7pm); Sunday: 9 ball handicap (6pm). Low entry fees - Great prizes. Soi Diana Inn. Telephone: 086 033 6617. PIC KITCHEN Jazz Pit Pub Soi 5 off Second/Beach Roads. Tel: 038 428 374. SUGAR HUT RESORT on Thappraya Road presents The Art of Jazz Guitar with Thomas Reimer, one of the best European guitar players. Every day except Tuesday from 6.30pm10pm. Tel: 084 865 1355. TAVERN BY THE SEA restaurant on Pattaya Beach Road near Amari Pattaya Hotel. Telephone: 038 418 419. TEQUILA REEF CANTINA Tex-Mex specialties. Soi 7 Pattaya Beach Road. Tel: 038 414 035.
THAI GARDEN RESORT Buffet from 6pm9pm with resident band. 399 baht net per person. Children under 12 years: 199 baht. Free for children under 4 years old. Mon: Pizza & Pasta. Tues: BBQ. Wed: Multi Cuisine Buffet. Thurs: German Buffet & Roast Pig. Fri: Thai Buffet. Sat: International Buffet. Sun: Steaks & Skewer Buffet. Location: 179 North Road, North Pattaya. Tel: 038 370 614.
EVENTS YEAR ROUND BALAJI YOGA Special Yoga training workshop by Ravinder Jangra from India. Friday: 6.45pm-7.45pm and 8pm-9pm and Saturday at 6pm. Located near Cucumber Restaurant off South Pattaya Road. Contact (English): 089 748 6204. CHESS CLUB with Grand Master - at Brau House, Second Road, near Soi 7. Play every Tuesday at 7pm. Free entry. Lessons available. Call Gerhard: 081 159 5341 or email email@example.com DEUTSCHSPRACHIGER EXPATS CLUB meets on first Saturday of every month at 10am in the Chaimongkol Royal Temple, South Pattaya Road. www.pattayaexpatsclub.ch DUTCH SOCIETY IN PATTAYA (Nederlandse Vereniging Thailand Pattaya); president Martin Brands, secretary Dick Koger. Social club for all Dutch-speaking people in and around Pattaya. Weekly and monthly activities. See website www.nvtpattaya.org for latest information. FOOTBALL Six-a-Side on artificial grass pitch, every Wednesday at 6.30pm at Planet Football, Siam Country Club Road. Phone: 038 248 212. Open Daily 8am to midnight.
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NORTH STAR LIBRARY Thai Language Classes: Conversation & basic vocabulary at 10.15am-noon & 1pm to 2.30pm, Monday to Friday. Cost: Library members: 100 baht per session. Non-members: 200 baht per session. Private Class: 200 baht. Sukhumvit Road near Redemptorist Center. Call: 038 716 755 or 081 575 4854. firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION THAILAND Tel: 089 807 2335.
ROTARY CLUB OF EASTERN SEABOARD. President Rodney Charman, Secretary Jan Abbink. English speaking Rotary Club. Meeting every Thursday from 5.30pm. at Siam Bayshore Resort, Pratumnak Road (also pedestrian entrance on Pattaya Beach Road, near Bali Hai pier). Meeting starts 6.00pm. Specialized in PATTAYA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB Info: HS0ZIN (Paul) 087 043 humanitarian projects all over Thailand and neighbouring countries. 1408 or email@example.com. See also website www.rotary-es.org. PATTAYA BACKGAMMON LEAGUE. B.G. House & Restaurant 315/ VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF USA Social group helping US 17-18, Thepprasit Road, (off Thappraya Road). League Tournaments veterans & dependants with free assistance about Administration, on Sundays: 2.00pm. Info: 081 664 9085 or www.blot.asia Social Security & Service related agencies. Post meetings every 2nd Tuesday, 1pm at Hogsbreath Saloon, 148 78/79 Sukhumvit Road on PATTAYA BRIDGE CLUB: upstairs of Altos Restaurant, 144/99 Soi 46-3 (formerly Soi Batman). Informal gathering: Tuesdays & Thappraya Road (near Bali Hai flyover). Monday, Wednesday & Fri- Wednesdays from 11:30am. Info: Eric Larsen (Post Commander). day at 1.00pm. Contact Jeremy Watson 085 818 2172. Tel: 038 423 462. www.bridgewebs.com/jomtien E-mail or call us about any upcoming events: We are here PATTAYA EXPATS CLUB Meet Fridays at Mercure Hotel, Soi 15 off to serve you so please give plenty of notice beforehand Second Road. From 10am for breakfast. 11.30am programme to provide a positive widespread service for your event. starts. Tel: 081 001 6372. Tel: 038 427 585. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Dollar rises but long-term outlook remains murky
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin - who attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week - gave US currency bears a major boost with a tacit endorsement for the weak dollar, whilst also promising massive investment in the US with lower corporate rates and a loosening of regularity systems. Although, the dollar is said to be losing its relative yield attraction for investors, whilst short-term interest rates are expected to rise in other countries as the European Central Bank and many others start to scale back their easy monetary policy, with bond yields in Germany soaring to multi-year highs on Monday.
Supply cut sees oil prices hold firm amid strong demand
Aided by rising bond yields, the dollar inched slightly higher against a basket of major currencies on Monday following weeks of decline, but the greenback’s long-term outlook remains murky. Despite last week’s conflicting data from top US officials, Reuters reports, net short dollar bets reached their highest level since October. After six straight weeks of losses, the dollar crawled back up a quarter of a percent higher to 89.30 against a basket of other currencies. Against the yen, the dollar was up 0.3 percent to trade at 108.95 yen, after hitting a low of 108.28 yen on Friday, its lowest level since mid-September. “The dollar is getting some help from higher US. yields and we have the Fed and the jobs data this week”, said Alvin Tan, a currency strategist at Societe Generale in London. However, he added that the “broader story remains selling the greenback into any rallies”. In fact, the greenback is set to fall 3%, its biggest monthly decline for nearly two years (March 2016). According to Thomson Reuters data, the dollar has only fallen about 10 times by that extent over the last decade, including the financial crisis.
A weak dollar coupled with an OPEC-led supply cut to curb a global glut has kept oil prices firm on Monday amid strong demand, but experts warn that growing output from North America could dent the market’s outlook later in the year, Reuters reports. OPEC, Russia and other non-OPEC oil producers have agreed to extend production cuts until the end of 2018, subject to a mid-year review. The intention of these supply cuts is to spur up prices which had been reaching all-time lows in 2014. The first round of supply cuts agreed to in late-2016 has seen varying success with oil prices on the rise. In fact, the supply cuts coupled with a growing demand have pushed up oil prices by 60% since mid-2017, with investors piling the cash into crude futures in exception of higher prices. Prices have also been boosted by a weakened dollar. “Loose fiscal policy in the U.S., a recovery in growth in Europe and an acceleration in EM (emerging market) growth have all combined to push the dollar lower and oil prices higher”, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a note. On Monday (GMT 06:59), US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $66.29 a barrel, up 15 cents, or 0.2%, from their last settlement. Brent crude futures held above $70 per barrel, dipping 8 cents to $70.44 a barrel. However, the US are not part of an OPEC-led deal to limit production and havce actually accelerated output in 2017 with their current boom showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Therefore, despite the bullish outlook, experts warn that prices could start falling later in 2018 due to rising output in North America. US crude production has grown by over 17 percent since mid-2016 to 9.88 million barrels per day (bpd) in mid-January - with the 10 million bpd mark to be reached imminently. Apart from US oil production, Canadian shale production currently stands at 335,000 bpd and could start to rise as investment picks up. According to Reuters, Canada’s overall crude production currently stands at 4.2 million bpd. In light of all this, JP Morgan expects oil prices to fall towards end of the year as markets become “flush with oil from shale and other unconventional oils.”
UK economy beats forecasts again but growth still slow
The UK’s economic growth has once again exceeded analyst expectations, expanding 0.5% in the fourth and final
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quarter of 2017. The latest figures were released by the Office for National Statistics and are consistent with 2017’s theme - better than expected quarterly results but overall a fundamental slowdown in growth related to June 2016’s shock Brexit vote. ONS head of GDP Darren Morgan said: “Despite a slight uptick in the latest quarter, the underlying picture is of slower and uneven growth across the economy.” The UK’s GDP report in Q4 is still subject to change but preliminary figures put 2017’s overall growth at 1.8%, down slightly from the 1.9% seen in 2016. However, that figure is still well above analyst expectations of 1.5% growth in 2017 that was predicted by the Office for Budget Responsibility in the Autumn Budget. Furthermore, quarterly growth in 2017 has either remained stable or risen slightly, with Q1 and Q2 both recording a slowdown of 0.3%, whereas Q3 saw growth of 0.4%. A closer look at Q4’s figures reveals that the services sector - which accounts for the bulk of the economy - expanded by 0.6%, up from 0.4% previously. Construction, on the other hand, experienced its third successive quarter of contraction for builders, dropping by 1%. “The boost to the economy at the end of the year came from a range of services including recruitment agencies, letting agents and office management. Other services – notably consumer facing sectors – showed much slower growth”, Morgan said. Elsewhere, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown, Ben Bretell said: “Despite today’s better-than-expected number, the overall picture is one of muddling through.
However, he adds: “But it’s certainly fair to say the economy has performed much better than many feared in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, boosted by the rising tide of a global recovery which has lifted all boats”. Currently Broadgate Securities Pattaya are offering no cost or obligation financial health check. Following the referendum in the UK we are recommending anyone who has a frozen UK pension to get a valuation and a better understanding of how you could be affected. We can find this information out for you through our pensions administration team. For expatriate offshore investment advice from the world’s largest offshore financial brokerage contact Broadgate’s Pattaya office on 038 489371 or email email@example.com
CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATE DATE : 05TH FEBRUARY 2018 Update : 1 Effective From : 8:30 Currency Description
[Unit : Baht per 1 unit of foreign currency] Bank Note
Buying Rates Selling Rates US DOLLAR $50-$100 US DOLLAR $5-$20 US DOLLAR $1-$2 EURO BRITISH POUND STERLING JAPANESE YEN:100 SINGAPORE DOLLAR HONG KONG DOLLAR KOREAN WON SWISS FRANC AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR MALAYSIAN RINGGIT SOUTH AFRICAN RAND SWEDISH KRONA CANADIAN DOLLAR DANISH KRONE
31.71 31.71 31.71 39.66 45.09 29.15 24.29 4.09 34.28 25.51 4.029 25.75 5.32
31.83 31.76 31.74 39.98 46.16 29.69 24.38 4.16 0.03 34.69 25.94 8.4 2.95 4.06 25.81 5.36
Bank Note Buying Rates Selling Rates
NORWEGIAN KRONE NEWZEALAND DOLLAR INDIAN RUPEE CHINESE YUAN PHILIPPINE PESO TAIWAN DOLLAR BAHRAINI DINAR SAUDI ARABIAN RIYAL INDONESIAN RUPIAH UAE DIRHAM OMANI RIAL BRUNEI DOLLAR RUSSIAN RUBLE VIETNAMESE DONG
4.12 23.42 0.53 5.12 -
4.15 23.96 5.30 0.79 1.34 87.68 9.21 0.00 9.31 85.85 24.25 0.73 0.00
Buy: 19,450 Baht. Sell: 20,400 Baht
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MEETING EVERY FRIDAY AT 11.00 AM AT MERCURE HOTEL, OFF PATTAYA 9TH ROAD THE HONORARY BOARD ADVISORS Pattaya Expats Club are honoured and happy to have the support and advice from a number of Thai dignitaries. In the following find a list of the people who constitute the Honorary Board Advisors to Pattaya Expats Club. Lt.General Suchinda Suthiphongs Lt.General Chatchai Tammaraksah, KhunyingTidarat Tammaraksah Khun Ittipol Khunplome, Mayor of Pattaya City Khun Niran Wattanasartsatorn, Former Mayor of Pattaya City Khun Chanyut Hengtrakool, Former Member of P a r l i a ment Pol. Co. Nanthawut Suwanlaong Superintedent. Pattaya City Police Station Pol. Col. Somnuk Changate, Banglamung Superintendent Khun Sansak Ngampiches, Senior politician in Pattaya Khun Revat Pholookin, Senior politician in Pattaya Dr. Sanya Viravaidya CEO Pattaya International Hospital Khun Sanga Kitsamrej Owner of the SK Group of companies and President of UPE Khun Surat Mekavarakul, Owner of Mike Business Group Khun Paisan Bundityanon, Owner of Rabbit Resort Pattaya Khun Somchai Manothavorn Advisor to the Mayor of Pattaya Khun Sopin Theppajug Owner of Diana Group of companies Dr. Prasan Stianrapapongs, Specialist in Preventative Medicine at Bangkok Pattaya Hospital Pol.Col. Suuwan Chiewnawintawat Pol.Lt. Col. Aroon Promphan Pol.Col. Chanapat Nawaruk Khun Suttikorn
Jearpaitoon, Owner of Alangkarn Pattaya Khun Sucreep Krajai President of Esarn Association Pattaya Lt. Gen. Padoongsaak Padoong noradaid Pol. Lt. Col. Songprode Sirisukha Khun Ronnakit Aegasing Khun Wutisak Rermkitkarn Khun Verawat Khakhai Khun Wattana Chantanawaranon Khun Poonpol Kamuttira
Club Founders : Pete Mills and Preben Hansen BOARD OF TRUSTEES: In order of Election: Niels Colov, President, CEO Richard Ravensdale, past Vice Pesident, Meeting Manager Colin de Jong, Charity Chair William Hurndell Brian Maxey Bruno Keller, Manager, German Language PEC. Jahir Khan, Theo Hitz, Dave Wilson Dan Schwartz, Programme Manager John Coughtrie Chamnong Anusat-utai. Treasurer Daniel Sztanke, President, French PEC Preben Hansen Christian Foerster, cashier Bob Donald. Peter Anders, Membership Coordinator Pattaya Expats Club Co. Ltd. Directors: William Hurndell, Michael Withers, Herman van Gucht and Frans Moret. Members of the Volunteer “Production Team”: Capt Dechasa Tonsung-nern, Pirunya Anuntakool, Peter Hyland Eddie Farrington Loran Davidson, Guest Speaker Bookings Jan Kahl
Expats Group Medical By Pattaya Insurance Center Max Age 70 & renew till 75
Premium From 20,497 ß /Year(Plan1) Contact Neng: firstname.lastname@example.org Association of Thailand Expats Clubs Pattaya Expats Club: 081 001 6372. www.pattayaexpatsclub.info Chiang Mai Expats Club: 0-8532-10273 www.chiangmaiexpatsclub.com German Language PEC: www.pattayaexpatsclub.ch French Language PEC: 090 124 5611 Finnish Language PEC: email@example.com Scandinavian Expats Club of Pattaya: 081 523 6080.
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Established 2001 Website: www.pattayaexpatsclub.info Email: contact@ pattayaexpatsclub.info Pattaya Expats Club Co. Ltd. Tel. 081 001 6372 E-Newsletter FREE to all submit your first name & email address on the home page of PECs website and it will be emailed to you each week. Or to view it on-line, go to Current Newsletter page. Friday, 9 February 2018 Our Featured Speaker is Dengue Fever is a serious disease the Pattaya Expats Club (PEC) will learn at their February 9th meeting. The presentation by Andy Barraclough shares how serious it really is, what you should do about protecting yourself as well as information on the status of new vaccines against the disease, which affects many in Thailand and other locations around the world. It is a viral disease that is evolving rapidly. Andy is an Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Director of Training at the Empower School of Health. His focus has been the effective management of pharmaceuticals and medical commodities, and the development of new medicines and vaccines for neglected tropical diseases. As Professor at the Empower School of Health, he has authored and presents many World Health Organization Certificate Courses. In his endeavors, he supports various vaccine programs in Africa, South/ South-East Asia.
Friday, 19 January 2018 Valent Soisuvarn CEO of Playboy Magazine (Thailand) History of Introduction to Thailand contact Valent: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=7nze8Jyr_fc
Friday, 12 January 2018 Patrick Lewinger M.D. Pattaya Prestige Properties The State of the Property Market
PEC Meeting Programme – Fridays, 2nd February 2018 in Pattaya Contact Julia Socha – Sales Manager (English & Polish) +66(0)38-059-559 http:// pattayaprestigeproperties.com https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=sveb8JNCB2E Friday, 5 January 2018 Guenther Worthmann, Retired Manager of German Spacelab Flight Programme Astronomy, NASA, ISS, and the business of space. Contact Guenther: email@example.com https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=zCFy-cGdk0E Friday 29 December 2017 John Coughtrie PEC Meeting Manager Apps for your SmartPhone Contact John: firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 22 December 2017 Dr. Stewart McFarlane Retired University Professorr. Contact Stewart: email@example.com Friday, 22 December 2017 Barry Upton PEC Member, Musical Wiz of radio, tv and performing fame Contact Barry: firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 15 December 2017 Daniel Schwartz PEC Meeting Manager, Investor and Business Man. What Smart Phone Should I Buy Now? (For all budgets) contact Dan: email@example.com or local on 092 476 1032 https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=p2Y7Pt1sawM Friday, 8 December 2017 Brian Maxey PEC Meeting Team Technology from the Past A look back at some things we thought were ‘cool’, but now leave you ‘cold’. contact Brian: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=8Y3bK-SA-es Friday, 1 December 2017 Steve Kendall My recent experience at Bangkok-Hospital Pattaya Steve is one of our volunteer team presenters.. Video also includes a review of local Archery Clubs. https://www.youtube.com/
PEC Visa Advice Desk
Darren Mcgarry from Key Visa Company attends Pattaya Expats Club on the “Visa & Immigration Information Desk” with all the latest updated information to answer all Club members queries.
watch?v=WvmllnRqRbI Friday, 24 November 2017 Sam Hunting The State of the Union in America Discussing in detail the many political and social transformations taking place in the USA in 2017. https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ZYD1gxsUtDI Friday, 24 November 2017
up to 80 years of age (renewal through to 90 yrs). http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/wp/ insurance/ NEWS.. If any member would like to suggest a new club venue, on a public transport route – 2nd Road or Beach Road, please send an email request for our MS Word document PEC VENUE FACILITIES – NEEDS LIST to check the facili-
Ms. Deborah Bundityanond Rabbit Resort, Pattaya An invitation to all PEC members, to attend a Grand Opening at the Rabbit Resort, starting at 6 PM on Saturday, December 9th. Rabbit Resort is focusing on being a Photography Resort and the event will include a Photo Exhibition by famous Thai photographers. 038-251-730 http:// rabbitresort.com/ Paisan Bundityanond: email@example.com Our meeting venue is The Mercure Hotel, Pattaya 2nd Road – Soi 15. Entry price is now 220B for the large breakfast buffet with a 20B discount for club members. Arrive at 09:50 – With a valid Life Members’ card entry for Buffet & Meeting is 200 Baht, non-members 220 Baht. 11:20 – Entry for Meeting only is 100 Baht for all. Life Membership is 750 Baht. ALSO Just across the Road is their ‘Sister’ Hotel Hotel Baraquda http://www.hotelbaraquda.com Pattaya 2nd Road, next to the Pattaya Avenue Shopping Mall. Fine Dining & Bars, with fabulous ‘sunset views’ over Pattaya Bay NEWS.. PATTAYA SERVICE CENTRE is offering a NEW (Pacific Cross) Health Insurance – higher cost, higher cover,initial application
ties we need to operate the club meetings. If you think a Hotel you know may match up to our needs – let Meeting Manager Richard know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will attach a copy of the venue facilities list for you to use as a tick list to review the hotel for us.
PEC Members Lucky Draw Free entry tickets for the next week’s meeting.
PEC Finance Reports now available on-line: http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/wp/ club-finances/ NEWS.. The next ACS Outreach to Pattaya is planned for JUNE 2018. Appointments are not needed for consular services during outreach visits. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call the American Citizen Services Unit at 02-205-4049, or visit website: https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/consular-outreach Outreach Events will no longer accept cash (U.S. Dollars and Thai Baht) for American Citizen Services. https://th.usembassy.gov/newoutreach-policy-no-cash-accepted NEWS – Pattaya local telephone numbers – Emergency & Utilities. http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/wp/ newsletter/newsletter-full-topic/ NEWS.. PATTAYA SERVICE CENTRE is offering a NEW (Pacific Cross) Health Insurance – higher cost, higher cover, initial application up to 80 years of age (renewal through to 90 yrs). http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/wp/ insurance/ Open Mic Forum – This week we will have Open forum with Club Member Barry Upton as Moderator for the interactive discussion
session. It’s a lively mutual exchange of information, with a little humour and advice from Asia hands and expats in the meeting room. This is PEC Members programme segment, for all those practical questions on life in Thailand in general, and in Fun-Town in particular. Also during this session if you are new in town or to the meeting, feel free to grab the microphone and introduce yourself to the group and ask any questions you may have. Club TV Reports. Club TV Reports. Our PEC weekly meeting content has a generous segment on Pattaya People Television, shown on Sophon Cable, Bang Lamung Cable and Jomtien Cable here in our local area. Some past Reports are available on YouTube . . . https://www.youtube.com/user/ PattayaPeopleMedia/videos And on Pattaya People website . http://pattayapeople.com/category/expats-club/ Please suggest Main Feature Speakers for our weekly Meetings and contact Dan Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com PEC’s Programme Manager, or Loran Davidson, Guest Speaker Bookings. Give your suggested ‘lead’, with contact info but please do not fix dates in advance. (Next available date is: 23 February 2018) Phyathai Sriracha Hospital – Special monthly health check up promotions available’ http://www.phyathaisriracha.com/en Pattaya City Hospital – Special Packages change each Month http:// www.pattayacityhospital.go.th/en/ promotion PEC Finance Reports now available on-line: http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/wp/ club-finances/ Important change to rules for Land-Border-Entry to Thailand: http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/wp/ visa-inf/ During Our Meetings In the main lobby is ‘Expat Expo’, tables with information and staff PATTAYA SERVICE CENTRE Insurance – Neng on 08 4003 6030, firstname.lastname@example.org Medical, accident, car, motorcycle, house, condo, boat, shop, office and travel cover. Special discount group medical for PEC members. PATTAYA SERVICE CENTRE Travel – Jahir on 086 394 0863, email@example.com For Tours & Travel – air tickets, package tours. Property sales & rentals. Business services, com-
pany formations, contracts, work permits, visa, accounting. Legal civil / criminal litigation and Notary services. PATTAYA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL – Soi 4 on 2nd Road, 038 428 374 Regular FREE testing of blood group and pressure, and on the first Sunday of each month bloodsugar level tests. (A blood sugar test requires fasting for 8 hours prior to the test). SUTHIPONG LAW CENTER Co. Ltd, www.suthiponglaw.com For legal query and free advice from lawyer Khun Suthipong Trakulsak. 038-413616, or 081914 8193. 3rd Road 247/122 Moo 10, Pattaya 3rd Road. HEALTHUT (Former NUTRITION CLUB): Khun Wan & Pascal 099 391 5664. For a healthier and stress-free lifestyle, with weight loss suggestions, diets, Nutrition questionnaire and tests on the spot. Healthut – Organic & Natural Health Products and Nutrition Services. Located on Soi Town In Town – Website: www.healthhut.com with weight loss suggestions, diets, Nutrition questionnaire and tests on the spot. KEY VISA Co Ltd, Darren Mcgarry, 08 1004 5397, www.keyvisathailand.com Free advice on expats’ Immigration queries. A service, handling Income letters and UK Passport renewal – approved by the UK Embassy. Now at a more centralized location, directly opposite the car park entrance of BIG C in South Pattaya. Skype account at: KEYVISACO. AA INSURANCE – The PEC’s own ‘low cost group health policy’, available alongside many other types of Insurance. If it can be insured we will insure it. Home, condo, car, motorbike, health and life here in Thailand is all in a days work for us. 038-415795, or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.aainsure.net/ insurance_pattaya.html TIP4BUY Co., Ltd. – Harbor Mall, Pattaya Central Road, Floor 4. Professional Video Security Solutions – Alarm Systems – GPS Navigation & Tracking Systems – Dashboard Cameras – Gadgets. We will never compromise on Quality & Customer Service. call 038 195 937, 082 465 6340, email email@example.com Wellness Life Group — Mirko Rosa and his team offer consultations on post-operative rehabilitation and
PEC CORPORATE SPONSORS Pattaya Insurance Center Pattaya International Hospital Health Food Shop Co., Ltd. TIP4BUY. Key Visa Co., Ltd. AA Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd. Suthipong Law Center Co.,Ltd. Mirko Rosa Wellness Life Group ISSUE 598
weight loss at their Sitpholek gym on Soi Khao Talo 8. Rehab routines for many post-op recoveries, including shoulder, knee and elbow exercises. 25% discount to PEC members, plus their first treatment session free. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org +66 6 1638 3092 http:// sitpholekcamp.com/ +66 8 99 345 001 English, German, Thai, Dutch FOR MUCH MORE INFORMATION ON OUR SPONSORS, GO TO MEM-
Bobby Brooks (email: email@example.com) call 084-158 0785. Membership Life Membership is just 750 Baht and only by personal application at any meeting of the Club. This one-time joining fee provides a Photo-ID Card - no renewals needed, and offers many member services, a free copy of the Pattaya People Newspaper on Fridays by showing your entry ticket and member card, entry to our weekly lucky draw, discounts from some area businesses. Bring two very small photos and your card
100B including Coffee, Tea, Water and the excellent meeting facilities at the hotel. Speakers from 11:30 am. The table plan is a friendly format of tables for four so please allow the ‘gaps’ to be filled by new arrivals at your table. We are a friendly Expats helping Expats advice forum. Please dress appropriately for a hotel setting. Thai culture is governed by respect, so the way you dress reflects how you respect yourself and others. However we are informal, so short sleeved shirts covering shoulders and chest and shorts are fine.
BERS BENEFITS PAGE: http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/useful-links/member-discounts/ Club Information PEC has 7 different ‘Help Contacts’, from our volunteers… For General Inquiries email <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Or call Richard on 081 001 6372. Or Bob on 098 579 9886. Or Jahir on 086 394 0863. Or Brian on 089 604 3646. And… For Legal assistance call Lawyer Khun Suthipong Trakulsak, 08 1914 8193, (www.suthiponglaw.com) (Emergency cover 24/7) For Legal assistance call EXPAT LAW CO. Ltd, 09 1239 3495, email: (email@example.com) (Emergency cover 24/7) British Embassy Emergency assistance, telephone the British Embassy (Consular Section) in Bangkok on 02 305 8333. Visits to the Embassy are ‘BY APPOINTMENT ONLY‘ now. website (https:/ /www.gov.uk/government/world/ organisations/british-embassybangkok). If you are in the UK please call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office London on 020 7008 1500 for assistance. There is a local Honorary Consul in the Pattaya Area. US Embassy has a local Pattaya representatives for help. Warden
will be prepared and laminated right away by our club staff. Our membership table is open from 1030am until 1130am. Have you lost your PEC Life Member Card? We can trace records in our database and via paper application forms, to re-issue a card, for a trace service fee of 100 Baht. (It is not refundable if we are unable to confirm a previous life membership.) At our Club Meetings All Club Information is in detail on our Full Feature Newsletter… http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/ newsletter/ Our ‘Club Shop’ (next to the entry ticket sales point) – has Caps, Shirts – Guide booklet to Thai Wills, death and funeral arrangements – Condo’s In Thailand, Your Rights – Book Swap’ table – free take-away Information Centre leaflets, publications and business cards – Pattaya International Hospital Health Desk has a medical team in our foyer – Lucky Draw Prizes for Members Only – Grand Mercure Food Discount Voucher and a Free Entry Ticket for next week’s meeting plus an assortment of other donated prizes. We meet at the Hotel Mercure, Entry Tickets are sold from 9:50AM - 11.30AM. If you arrive for Breakfast, your entry fee is 220B, if you come after breakfast ends at 1120am, the cost is only
Club Activities PEC Special Interest Groups- all members can access these activities, some incur costs. Six-A-Side Football for PEC Members, Now Every Wednesday between 1700 and 1800, members are invited to play a social game of six-a-side football at the stateof-the-art artificial grass stadium, “Planet Football” located on Siam Country Club Road, Cost is now only 40B per person. Information Phone: 038 248 212. Open Daily 8am to midnight. The Club’s deep sea fishing trips are organised monthly by James Duffy, call 082 211 4879 for dates, or email: (firstname.lastname@example.org). Trips leave 4am and return 6pm, usually from Sattahip. Show member card please. Join our Badminton group - currently played by our members at Diamond Badminton Centre on Pattaya Third Road, near Soi 17 traffic lights, at 6.30 pm two evenings per week. Ask Meeting Manager Jahir, call him on 084 3489 501, and please show member cards.
PEC, EH ! Pattaya Expats Club has 4 Help Lines. Call 081 001 6372, 089 604 3646, 098 579 9886, 086 394 0863 for general enquiries. Legal emergencies either call Khun Michael A. Lieberman 091 239 3495 or Khun Suthipong Trakulsak, 081 914 8193. (Both 24 hour call out service to Police Stn).
Pattaya radio station, Pattaya People Radio 96 FM and Kiss Radio broadcasting on 91.75 MHzFM, features community news sponsored by PEC - plus a great play list of classic 70s & 80s rock music. With Local information International news - and upcoming PEC programme information, listen live either in Pattaya, on 96 FM or 91.75 FM, or from anywhere in the world via the Internet and your PC www.pattayapeopleradio.com. Location and Price Why not come along next Friday morning (9:50am Brunch, 11:30 Programme start) to the Hotel Mercure, Soi 15 behind The Avenue, 2nd Road and Soi 15. Hotel Mercure address: 484 Moo 10, Pattaya Second Road Soi 15, 20150. The Hotel website has a location map: < http:// www.mercurepattaya.com > This Soi runs from 2nd Road to Soi Bua Khaow. If you walk through THE AVENUE, on 2nd Road, to the back, you will be in Soi 15, turn right, walk about 50 meters (past Pattaya Bay Resort), and you will see the Mercure on your left. Cost for non-Members is now 220B, members receive a 20B Discounted price down to 200B if you come for Breakfast (starts 950am, ends 1120am sharp) or only 100B for coffee/tea/water if you come at the start of the meeting at 1130am. For location, website & email see: (www.mercurepattaya.com). (www.pattayaexpatsclub.info). (email@example.com) Register for our weekly e-newsletter, via PEC website home page where you can scroll down to boxes for your name and e-mail address. When you receive a confirming email, click on the link to start receiving the e-newsletter. (Visit www.pattayaexpatsclub.info). PEC’s Other Language Groups – meet at other times and locations… For full information – click… http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/language-groups German Language Pattaya Expats Club – Deutschsprachiger Pattaya Expats Club, French Language Pattaya Expats Club, Finnish Language Pattaya Expats Club http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/language-groups.
CLUB INFO MEMBERSHIP: New membership cards are laminated at the meeting. Bring 2 very small p h o t o s to become a new Member. Life Membership is 750 Baht including buffet worth 200 Baht. Health Insurance: The club offers members a fantastic discounted group medical policy from AXA Insurance Company that’s 30 % less than similar group policies. Contact Khun Neng at Pattaya Service
Center for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: The Pattaya Expats Club has a great website with lots of information. www.pattayaexpatsclub.info. Register for our FREE weekly E Newsletter online on the home page by submitting your first name and email address. Buffet: From 10am, 220B. From 11.30am, 100B Coffee, Water.
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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES (598-1) Sale Raveekan-Resort-Buriram 16 rooms-Big House-Swimming pool-Restaurant. Tel: 081 999 2217 (590-1) Bar/ restaurant available Soi Khao Talo, Two-story building, Great potential, No key money, Rent: 16,000 baht per month, Sale: 550,000 baht Tel: 0890632678 (568-1) GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, In international travel and leisure program. We are expanding our operations in Europe and Asia. Investment opportunities start from USD 100,000 with 50% return over 3 years. For more information email us on email@example.com CONDOS /APARTMENTS FOR RENT (597-01) Jomtien Beach Condo, Thappraya, 2 nd Road, Near beach, has gym & swimming
pool, Air Con, Euro kitchen, new bed, fully furnished, 1 year contract 7,000 Baht/month or Sell for 950,000 Baht. Tel: 080 644 5740 (597-02) Rooms for Rent, South Pattaya Air Con, fans, cable TV, Kitchen Balcony, 2 new beds, Electric Long term 7,000 Baht/month Also have similar rooms with air con, no balcony For 5,000 Baht and 4,000 Baht Tel: 080 644 5740 (585-1) Great luxury 1 bedroom condo in 5 star resort for sale 50 meter from Jomtien Beach Soi 9. Complex has a nice pool and gym, and a nice bedroom and luxury kitchen and bahtroom and large teracce.Owner reduced price from 3.8 to 3.3 in Thai name. Rent 20.000 baht p.m. or 1200 baht per day. Tel; 0812907310 (585-2) Jomtien Plaza 100 meter from the beach nice condo 38 meter with nice furniture. Reduced from 1.7 to 1.4 million in company or foreign name. Rent 12.000 baht pm.Tel; 0812907310 or 0878201529 (584-01) In Centercondotel near Walking Street, Rent Condos 37/51 sqm 3/13 Floor 10,000 Baht / 13,000 Baht Call Maai 038 410 648 , 084 783 9668 (577-01) At Center Condotel Pattaya, very close to Walking Street, spacious condos available for rent, 37sqm 3rd floor only THB 12,000 per month, 51sqm 11th floor only THB 14,000 per month, Call Maai: 038 410 648 / 084 783 9668 (575-02) Beach Front Condo 100 Sq. M. 2 Bed 2 Bath Fully Furnished 50" Flat Screen T.V. 12,000 Month, Call: 086-1688507. (575-03) Pratamnak Hill, 75 Sq. M., 1 Bed Fully Furnished Apartment, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine, Sophon Cable, Internet Included, 12,000 per Month. Call:
086-1688507. (573-01) Jomtien Shining Star 3 bedroom Condo close to the beach. 130 meter with large living, 2 bahtrooms next to the pool. Short or Longterm.www.villas pattaya.info or call 0812907310 (572-03) Clean & newly painted, electric cooker, air con, TV, fridge, For Long Term Contract THB 5,000 per month, Located at South Pattaya, Call: 080 6445740 (568-01) CONTER CONDO 1 bedroom 50sqm close beach/walking street. Sea View. 12th floor. Modern. 50inch TV. Marble floors. 11000 month long term 085 953 9058. (541-01) ROYAL PARK. Starting at 15,000 baht per month. Luxury serviced apartments and penthouse suites in Jomtien. 56-70 sqm one bedroom, large living room area with balcony and European style kitchen. Free internet. Enjoy our rooftop swimming pool, 5 minutes walk to the beach. Monthly and daily rentals. Check our website www.royalparkjomtien.com to see why we are number one in Jomtien. Call 086 111 7414. CONDOS /APARTMENTS FOR RENT (598-1) Spanish Condo fully furnished, A/ C, TV. Fridge, Cooking Siemens Front Loading W/M Safety Cut. 6,000 baht per month. Tel: 083290-4227 CONDOS FOR SALE (598-1) 2 new Town House Furnished in modern style, Location: Ban Nongprue Pattaya Sale 1.6 Million for each negotiable. Te: 080 776 0602 (597-01) Condo 27.5 sqm. Studio for sale in Seven Seas, Jomtien. 3rd Floor, fully furnished, balcony, A/C, swimming pool
Gym, bar, restaurant and security. 1.55 mln Baht + Transfers Tel Thai: 065 228 1745 Tel UK: +44 739 392 2453 (595-01) Beach front Condo at Bangsaray Condominium 150sqm. 2bedrooms 2bathrooms Attach 300meter beach condo. only137unit in 20Rai, excellent decoration in exclusive residence Most greensurrounding landscape romantic and privacy condo in Pattaya. fully furnished TV LCD50' Hot Sale 8.9mil. 59,000bth/sqm. 081-3358102 owner ask pictures firstname.lastname@example.org Line: piti.t (595-02) Condo South Pattaya 2 bedroom at Center Condo, 79sqm, 3 floor, corner unit, foreign owner, in baht taxi route. Building have laundry, gym, swimming pool, restaurants, bar, and shop, parking lot, 24 h security and a very friendly staff. Condo have been renovated in 2017. 2 pc Daikin ac, all furniture, curtains, safe, fans, 48' Sony led tv, kitchen, fusebox, doors, refrigirator, waterheater, all new 2017 and included in price. Private sale, forein owner. 3,6 mill baht. Email: email@example.com (594-01) For Sale- Markland Condo Beach Rd. with sea view ß2.8 million, Contact Pawee Phone: 093-859-2309 (590-1) Pattaya Beach Condo Soi 13 Unit 482-111 Long Time Owner Wishes to Sell and Return to Australia-Has Open Space-City and Ocean Views-Call Me and Come for Look Price 1.56 to 1.59 M. baht fully Furnished. Tel 0626503-679 HOUSES FOR SALE (574-01) HOUSE FOR SALE 3.8 MB CLASSIC GARDEN HOME, (PATTAYA), 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom (61sqw.), FULLY FURNISHED - JACUZZI, CON-
TACT : 061-645- 5653 (KHUN POO), EMAIL : ESYCAR_POO@ HOTMAIL.COM HOUSES FOR RENT (598-1) 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 3 A/ C, Furnished, Pool, Clean Beautiful Soi 53 Nern Plabwan at Soi 45, Rent 10,900 baht per month. Tel: 084-351-8254 (593-01) 2 Bedrooms, Bathrooms, 3 A/C, Furnished, Pool, Clean Beautiful Soi 53 Nern Plabwan at Soi 45, Rent 10,900 baht per month. Tel: 084-351-8254 (585-1) Jomtien Palace 4 bedroom Poolvilla close to great restaurants and Jomtien beach.Available by July 1 Rent reduced to 45.000 baht per month.Tel. 0812907310 (576-01) 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 3 A/C, furnished with pool, clean beautiful located soi 53 Nern Plabwan at soi 45, Only 10,900 THB per month, call 084-351-8254 (573-01) Jomtien Palace 4 bedroom Pool Villa.Walking distance to the beach and many top resataurants. Wifi and Cable TV. Short or long term. See www.villaspattaya.info or tel. 0878201529 Thai-English or 0812907310 (572-01) 2 Bedroom house fully furnished, new 48" smart TV, 2 bathrooms, newly painted Located at South Pattaya Price THB7,000 per month Call: 080 6445740 LAND FOR SALE (581-01) Bargain 100 Sq.wha land for sale in soi Chaiyapruk 2 (East Pattaya) near Charknok lake, approx 6 km from Sukhumvit Rd and 15 minutes drive to Town only 670,000 baht. Tel 0808-905578 Namfon (572-01) 3 plots of land for sale in soi Chaiyapruk 2 (East Pattaya) near Charknok lake, approx 6 km from Sukhumvit Rd and 15 minutes
drive to Town. Each plot 100 Tw( 400 sqm) for 800,000 baht. Can buy two or three plots together. Tel 0808-905578 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE (572-01) Alto Saxophone (Emperor Deluxe) 10,000 Baht, Soprano Saxophone (Emperor Deluxe) 10,000 Baht, Yamaha Clarinet Mod 250 10,000 Baht, Sax Mic & Zulex Mic, Fantom Mic Mixer Unit, Pro Music Stand & Mic Stands, Many Sax & Clarinet Mouthpieces & Reeds, Everything Half Price or Less Phone Pete on 0853203053 OFFICE FOR RENT (572-01) Newly painted with bathroom, suits for law office or travel agency For Long Term Contract THB 7,000 per month Located at South Pattaya Call: 080 6445740 STUDIO APARTMENT FOR RENT (585-2) Jomtien View Talay 2A&B 37sqm., Low season price 11,000 per month, Call Jari on 0871376006 WANTED (583-04) ‘Smiles Bar’ for sale Excellent location in Central Pattaya, next to Premier Inn Hotel and behind Avenue Shopping Centre. Fully equipped: pool table, sound system and accommodation, For sale as owner moving to Bangkok, Contact Ta on: 080-1097140 PLACE CLASSIFIED ADS FILL OUT THE FORM IN THE LOWER LEFT OF THIS PAGE AND WE’LL PRINT!!!
WEEKLY LIST OF PRIZES Day and Date of Lucky Draw: 1 February 2018 Lucky Draw no: 432 1. Special “Pattaya People Man” Perfume from THE PERFUME HOUSE. Winner no.: 0135 2. Special “Pattaya People Woman” Perfume from THE PERFUME HOUSE. Winner no.: 1404 3. 100 Years of Comedy DVD. Winner no.: 0920 4. Fashionable T-Shirts 3 ps. Value 500 baht,THAI T-SHIRT FACTORY, Located on Thappraya Road.Winner no.: 0162
5. D.V.D. from Colin (Elvis) de Jong (Rock n Roll in Pattaya) no.: 0398 6. Private a Session with Diana ( 2 x 1 Hour Yoga) Winner no.: 1067
Next Lucky Draw: 28 February 2018 Lucky Draw no.: 433
THE BIG PATTAYA PEOPLE LUCKY DRAW The Lucky Draw takes place every Tuesday, during the live Radio broad-cast of the “Morning Radio Show” on “Yes2day – Pattaya People Radio – 96FM” from 8.00am to 11.00 am. To participate in the Lucky Draw first get a “Lucky Draw
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Card” from the Pattaya People office in Soi Day-Night, off South Pattaya Road, 038 - 427 - 585, 038 - 720 -707 The “Lucky Draw Cards” are numbered and this “Lucky Number” (only one per person) can be kept for all future draws. If anyone loses their “Lucky Draw Card” a copy
of the registration will be kept at the Pattaya People Office and as such a new Card can be issued. Prizes are fantastic; with many fabulous items to be won. No strings attached! It is ABSOLUTELY FREE to participate in THE BIG PATTAYA PEOPLE LUCKY DRAW. If someone
participates in the draw and is not present in Pattaya, then a representative can be assigned to pick up the prize at the Pattaya People office. When one registers for the “Lucky Draw Card” the following information is required: Name,
Address,telephone, E-mail and Nationality. Good luck everyone, the fun starts here!
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THAILAND WINE AND DINE: FOOD FOR THOUGHT the likes of this column. It’s not about ripping into the consistently bad places. Even if we wanted to, under Thailand’s defamation laws any public criticism even if soundly based is illegal if it affects the reputation of the individual or business. A lot of shysters breathing a sigh of relief and getting away with unacceptable practices that fall way short of a minimum standard of professionalism as a result, but nothing we can do about it. T.I.T. So Thailand Wine and Dine and especially this column, is mainly about emphasising the good. Because you will read mostly posi-
Facebook food groups are started for all sorts of reasons, but TWD was set up to find and describe the best value for money places, mostly in and around Pattaya and Jomtien. Of course members don’t always agree 100%… but that’s part of the fun! Real value can be had in fine dining establishments, quality laidback bistros, 98 baht ‘bahtbuster’ breakfasts, hole-in-the-wall Thai eateries, street stalls. But the plain fact is that there is some very average and sometimes pretty inedible food to be found too; in unhygienic locales, overpriced, with offhand, sometimes rude staff. Times are tough, cor-
ners are sometimes cut. Thailand isn’t exactly renowned for its enforcement of health and safety regulations. Owners and often poorly paid employees get lazy, disillusioned. Standards can reflect this. Margins are tight in hospitality today, with a surfeit of hotels, guest houses, bars and restaurants scrapping over a pool of Western customers that is certainly not growing, and which in many cases has a lot less baht to spend in real terms than ten years ago. Now as the paying customer you might be thinking “great, it’s a buyer’s market”. True, and there’s nothing wrong with that
tive reviews and articles, it’s not because we’re ‘buttering up’ restaurant owners. Articles here are not advertorials. We write about places that we know are of a consistently acceptable standard, and as for the rest… Well, read between the lines in the group discussions, make a post asking for recommendations, or ask the admins by PM for advice or information.
either. Trouble is what seems to be value for money can disguise what is going on behind the scenes. Cheap and sometimes nasty ingredients, dubious sources of supply, stored in poor conditions, staff untrained in basic hygiene, food past its ideal consumption date. Illegal quantities of carcinogenic chemicals used as preservatives by both suppliers and vendors. And that’s me sugaring the pill… I hope I’m not putting you all off your dinner! Fortunately for all visitors to the area there’s a solution. A pool of local expertise that finds a voice through our Facebook food group, and through
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TROPICAL GOLF GROUP Tuesday The 23rd January 2018: Bangpakong riverside ( Stableford) We had a large turnout for this day, somewhere between 8 and 9 Groups. I say that because between Monday Night and Tuesday Morning anything can happen. This is after all Pattaya. One thing is certain, it is never mundane here. So finally with about 8 Groups off we went. The trip up there was quite normal, until we overtook a series of slow lorry’s and noticed we had passed the turnoff. I tried to workout the way to u- turn but the woman on the Sat Nav would not stop talking and telling me it would take over 1 Hour to get there. Had to turn her off, as we were only 15 minutes away and I had no idea how to get back. Fortunately the driver, somehow, made all the correct turns and we turned up at the Course only a little late. It does get a bit fraught when you have the start sheet. Onto the tee where Don Carmody
SIAM COUNTRY RESORT Stan the man On Tuesday 16th January we went to King’s Naga. It was a nice sunny day with a breeze and not too warm. The course was in good condition. There have been done a good job since the takeover. And the price is very attractive, value for money. Despite the good conditions today we had not high scores. Stan Rees was the most consistent and played a god round and won with 36 stable ford points. Second was Paul Davies with 32 stable ford points and third Dave Smith with 32 stable ford points. The nears to the pin were for Dave
had taken charge and so we all got away on time and in good order. Thanks Don. So off we went on a Course that really looked to be in fine order. However it seemed we were at the back of the queue and so we played one of the slowest rounds of recent time. This is a great Course but at times does seem to get congested. The course was in fine condition although on the day it seemed most of the tees were back, some on the Blues. The fairways were well grassed but they seemed rather wet, the greens were a bit slow but all in all this was a pleasure to play. Apart from the fact that it was really hot. With a long round and hot weather most of the players were struggling by the end of the round and were pleased to get into the cool of the Clubhouse. It is never a problem driving to a Course, but the drive back can sometimes be a problem. The drive back on this day was a
Smith, Willem Lasonder, Josh and George Gamble. Mountain Shadow was our venue for Thursday 18th January. It was a bright sunny day. First we thought it would be very hot, but it was not too bad. The course was in very good condition, but we had some problems with trees and greens. That kept the scores moderate. It was again Stan Rees who played a consistent game. Again he won with 36 stable ford points. Second was Jonathan Pratt with 32 stable ford points and third Willem Lasonder with 30 stable ford points. The nears to the pin were for Allan Cassin, Dave Smith (2x) and
struggle as dark descended and it got really busy. Mind sat in the back it was not too bad. We got back really late, for us, so it was soon into the results with many of the winners missing as home beckoned. In the A Flight, 0 to 17, the winner was Richard Kubicki with 40 points. In second was Rob Brown with 39 points ahead of Steve Truelove in third with 38 points and in fourth was Andre Van Dyk with 33 points on countback over Andy Murray. In the B Flight, 18 to 25 , the winner was Brian Gabe with the best score of the day, 41 points. In second was Walter Baechli with 35 points ahead of Graham Buckingham in third with 33 points. In fourth was Joe Sparwith wit 32 points on countback over Dick Warberg. In the C Flight, 26 up, the winner was Torsten Bischoff with 37 points ahead of a countback on 34 points that saw Frank Xin in second and George King in third.
In fourth was Karen Brown with 32 points on countback over Henry Wong. We then had the normal Front nine, Back nine for the ‘Losers’. Best front nine was 19 points by Dick Warberg and 18 points back nine by John Davis. T.T.F.N. Pic Flight Winners left to right Torsten , Richard and Brian. Friday January 26, 2018, Crystal Bay – St John, Tom, and Jim Sparkle at Crystal Bay Wow, we are nearly finished with our first month of the New Year. Time marches on and speeds up. Its busy time at Tropical Golf, and today we had thirty-one golfers signed up for the trip to Crystal Bay. We had a rather early tee time, and as will be seen that was lucky. With the staff at BJ’s Lodge bustling to get all golfers served, everyone loaded up and headed out before 08:00. For some troubles were just to begin. The trip to CB always starts with
the question “Sukhumvit or freeway”? Last time the freeway route was the loser, so this time a few “smart” drivers opted for Sukhumvit. Huge mistake! Due to construction delays it took over two hours to get to the course! Tee times were missed on a busy day, forcing the staff at CB to scramble to fit in groups well over an hour late. To their credit eventually all groups got underway, but on different nines. Lesson: If possible, always check traffic before heading out. Those that chose the “freeway made it on time” this day. More compliments to Crystal Bay in these times of rising prices, they have held firm at 1050 Baht to walk. The consensus is course condition would be considered “fair”. A few greens were in need of repair but most were just fine. So how did the groups fare? A-Flight (0-16): John Davis (c/ h 13) kept his winning scores going with 36 points, winning on a
narrow count-back over Rob Brown (10). Next “never gone for long” Brian Parish (11) had a fine 35 points, followed by Paul Sharples (16) taking final place on count-back. B-Flight (17-22): Tom Herrington (17) posted the best score of the day with 39 points, followed by “messed up 18” Dick Warberg (19) with 37. Mick Coghlan (21) took the next spot with 33 points, and a surprised Paul Weatherley (20) took the final spot with 31 hard earned points. C-Flight (23+): Jim Ferris (24) won his flight with 35 points, barely edging out Dave Cooper (23) and Karen Brown (38) at the 34 mark. Then the ever present Torsten Bishoff (26) took the final flight step with 30 points. Best Nine (non winner): Visiting Arne Jorgensen and Takeshi Hakozaki won the best non-winning 9-hole scores.
arch past the 7/11, turn right after 50 meters, with the venue on the left another 200 meters along. T 098 840 7594 E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.siamcountryresort.com Golf from here is generally played on Tuesday & Thursday, with the Resort hosting prompt presentations on both days. As a PSC affiliated venue we welcome all golfers. Call 089 253 5440 (Willem Lasonder) for scheduling or enquiries. Nice courses On Tuesday 23rd January we
went to Greenwood and played the A & B course. We found a beautiful kept course with nice fairways and difficult greens. Also no complaints about the weather, nice day slightly clouded and not to warm. All the circumstances are there for good scores and we had some. It was again Stan Rees who played very consistently and had a very good score. He won with 42 stable ford points. Second was Jonathan Pratt with 38 stable ford points and third Dave Smith with 36 stable ford points. The nears to the pin were for
Dave Smith, Paddy Devereux, Neil Harvey and Willem Lasonder. Pleasant Valley was our venue for Thursday 25th January. It was again a slightly clouded day. The course looked very good, but the greens were again difficult for our group. Today it was Dave Smith who was going like a rocket. He won with 40 stable ford points, but Paddy Devereux kept very close with 39 stable ford points for second. Third was Jonathan Pratt with 36 stable ford points. The nears to the pin were for Dave Smith, Paddy Devereux and Willem Lasonder.
Willem Lasonder. Siam Country Resort Accommodation - Restaurant - Bar
Siam Country Road, Soi Polo 1, 39 Moo 9 Pong, Banglamung. The location is just off Siam Country Club Rd, after going under the
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GROWLING SWAN MOUNTAIN SHADOW GC – 15th Jan 2018. A Frenchman makes it to the Summit First. Well we are still suffering from player shortage, eleven golfers were heading out to Mt Shadow, a favorite of The Growling Swan Crew. We had a later than normal Tee time as one may think that things are picking up, anyway game On! Playing from the Blue Tees it seemed to suit some of our players, but then again as scores showed it may have been a little too long! The course was in good condition (as always) fairways were mowed and the first cut wasn’t too bad either. The greens were slow as per the normal. Weather played an important part, it made conditions quite pleasant a nice change from the heat that we sometimes suffer from.
LINKS GOLF SOCIETY Treasure Hill..Wed.Jan.24...S/ ford Paul and Helene Top Flights Once again Treasure Hill prepared a sparkling, well manicured course for us, and greens that were true and had some pace. Thirty Three Golfers came along to take advantage of a great course and still paying the much appreciated price of 1250 bht for G/fee, Caddy and Cart. What strange weather we are having right now. It appeared most of the round that it might rain, but didn’t, but a few sprinkles on the windscreen of the bus on the way home told us there was some around. By early evening, during presentations at Links Bar, the promise of rain came good, short but sweet.
It was Patrick Poussier that made it his day, returning with the best score of the day being 33 points. Second past the post was Colin Stielow. With the size of the field being so small we were only to recognize first and second spots. All novelties were in play! Results for Mountain Shadow 1st Patrick Poussier (28) 33 pts. 2nd Colin Stielow (26) 29 pts. Near Pins 5 Stuart Mann 8 Lance Brooks 15 Keith Buchanan 17 Steve Richardson Longest First Putt 9 Patrick Poussier 18 Glenn Smith In the Photo is (from L to R Keith Buchanan, todays winner Patrick Poussier and runner up Colin Stielow. Back at The Swan we welcomed Lance Brooks, Steve Richardson and welcomed back Stuart Mann. D-For, our resident charity hound
was let of his chain and had a great time collecting for the needy in Pattaya. Players and patrons of The Growling Swan are thanked for their generosity! The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 086 1503086. On a side note I am finding that a lot of reports that I send out to people that are using Hotmail these are bouncing back. I am trying to rectify this! CRYSTAL BAY – 25 th Jan, 2018. Mashi takes “The Jan Monthly Mug” in a count back from Rudy! It was not a large turn out as we find this time of year, but all were anxious and optimistic golfers, we
Treasure Hill is not known for allowing good scores, however, some players today were out to prove that it could be done. “A” flight saw a well played 38 points from Paul Chesney to take the honours, closely followed by Phil Davies on 37 points. Ray Banks won the Green Jacket on Monday and continued that form today with a fine 36 points to take third spot. The magic number this time was 38, as Helene Lindberg scored that many to have another top three placing, this time winning “B” flight. Tip Briney was surprised to take second spot with 32 points, and happy about it. Charlie Leon was over the moon with his 31 points straight after the game, his best for a long time
he told me. Not sure he believed it when that score got him third place. We were able to pay two flights today, along with 4 near pins and Best Nines. Winning the near pins were: John Evans (No.2), Ray Banks (8), Niall Caven (13), Martin Patch (17) Best Front Nine ( non winners)…. Simon Watts……….18 pts Best Back Nine ( non winners)…… Ronnie Ramsey……19 pts Winner …”A” flight…….Paul Chesney (19)…38 pts 2nd Place…Phil Davies (12)…37 pts 3rd Place…Ray Banks (14)…36 pts Winner…”B” flight……..Helene Lindberg (22)…38 pts, 2 nd Place…Tip Briney (20)…32 pts, 3rd Place…Charlie Leon (27)…31 pts Looking at the lower end of the scoring, we wondered just how low the score would be for the “wig” and sunglasses. It was very low…not telling, but the recipient was a newcomer to Links. Tony Mc Lean was a late entrant and a deserved winner of that coveted prize. Phil Davies presented Paul Chesney with his first Green Jacket. Of course the rain came back heavier as I started the trudge home. Pattaya Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels. We play Monday ,Wednesday
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departed The Swan somewhat earlier than expected. All were ready for the days challenge to play at The Crystal Bay. At stake was Jan 2018 Monthly Mug! The weather threatening early and with the deluge last night we were not sure as to what we would get. Ironically it rained all day in Pattaya but not a drop at Crystal Bay. We played C and B Nines in that order from the Yellow tees. The course was in bad shape and having not played on the day what feedback I got was that “the course was very tired and in need of a fair amount of work”. It was also mentioned that the staff including caddies lacked the drive and motivation. This is somewhat of a disappointment to us as in the past Crystal Bay has always been a favorite for Growling Swan Golfers.
It was Mashi along with Rudy that had a day out, both returning with Net 69. Mashi was the eventual winner via the count back system. Coming in third was James Wilks, (better known as Bear) got to say he is enjoying some good golf at the moment. Fourth, fifth and six were all sorted by the count back system. Fourth place went to Paul Sharples (who kindly donated the winnings to D-For) Fifth went to JJ Harney and the unlucky No 6 was Patch. Graham Laurie sorry mate! Winners. 1st Mashi Kaneta (15) 69 Net. 2nd Rudy Regenass (18) 69 Net. 3rd James Wilks (29) 72 Net. 4th Paul Sharples (15) 73 Net. 5th JJ Harney (14) 73 Net. NTP’s C4 Bill Steinmann. C7 JJ Harney. B4 Mashi Kaneta.
B6 Rudy Regenass. First Long Putt: C9 Bill Steinmann. B9 Wan Makmul. In the Photo from L to R: Rudy Regenass and “Todays Monthly Mug Winner” Mashi Kaneta. D-for (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players and supporters are thanked for their continued generosity. Everything that goes to D-For is for charity and is not used for anything but! Back at ‘The Swan’, we welcomed back Sean Miller joining us yet again! The GS is a friendly golf outlet and welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 0861 503086.
and Friday.” Links” Bar is towards the Southern end of Soi Buakhow. Check the Big board out front for upcoming games schedule. Sign up at Links Bar or online to join us for a day of golf. Royal Lakeside...Friday January 26 S/ford , Harrison’s Haul at Lakeside The Pattaya Links Golf Society abandoned an expensive Phoenix visit in favour of a late booking at Royal Lakeside on Friday, 26th January, and found the course in impeccable condition and at half the cost of a visit down the road in Ban Ampur. Even the early start did not deter too many golfers and three dozen early risers played in two flights with the division set at eighteen. With quick greens and a steady breeze scores were not as high as normal but a couple of golfers excelled with sub-par rounds. In the top flight “Mr Consistency” Colin Smith scored 35 points for fourth place, on countback from Maurice Roberts and Huw Phillips. In third was Andrew Purdie with 36 points, losing runner-up spot to compatriot Bob Watson on countback and the winner was John Chelo with 38 points, his best effort this trip. The second flight had Harry Langkoff in fourth place with 33 points, again assisted by countback, which was also used to separate third placed Colin
Service and runner-up Helene Lindberg, both on 34 points. The flight winner was Nigel Harrison with an excellent forty one points, the best total by far on the day. Near pins were won by Tommy Marshall, Chris Barker, Simon Watts and Nigel Harrison whilst the consolation prizes went to Paul Greaves for his best front nine of 21 points and Ray Banks’s best back nine of 17 points. Near Pins: Tommy Marshall (3), Simon Watts (6), Chris Barker (12) ,Nigel Harrison.(15) Best Front Nine ( non winners)….Paul Greaves….21 pts Best Back Nine (non winners)…. Ray Banks... 17 pts Winner …”A” flight…John Chelo (18)… 38 pts 2 nd Place…Bob Watson (4)… 36pts c/back 3rd Place…Andrew Purdie (9)…
36pts 4th Place…Colin Smith (13)… 35 pts Winner…”B” flight…Nigel Harrison (22)… 41 pts 2nd Place…Helene Lindberg (22)… 34 pts c/back 3rd Place…Colin Service (20)… 34 pts 4th Place…Harry Lankoff (22)… 33 pts c/back The dreaded wig went to Udo Emmerich. All were convinced the decision to abandon Phoenix in favour of one of the best courses on the schedule was the correct one as all had enjoyed a fine day out, doing what they like best, playing golf with many good friends. Pattaya Links Golf Society is a PSC affiliated, friendly group and welcomes golfers of all levels.
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BUNKER BOYS GOLF REPORT Week starting Monday 22 January Monday, January.22, 2018 Today we headed down the 36 to Emerald Golf Course. After dealing in the last couple weeks with some courses being short on caddies, lockers, or even buggies. It was nice to see we did not have this problem at Emerald. But we were delayed 40 minutes on our start time. The course was jammed. Such is life with high season golf. Once we got going it seemed to move along at great pace. The course was in good shape, greens were not overly quick and people seemed to have good starts. But this was one of our monthly medals and by the end of the game, we had 7 no return golf cards out of 23 that golfed. Not the case for Bob Cowell though as he plowed through the course with no issues
and came in with a Net 69 off a 6 handicap or Eddie Kelly who handed in a stellar performance of Net 71 off a 19 handicap and not going to forget a mention of Neil Griffin’s Net 72 off a 27 handicap. Well done lads! The case for golfer of the month is still close and there’s going to be a good battle until the end. 1st- Bob Cowell (6) Net 69 2nd- Eddie Kelly (19) Net 71 3rd- Neil Griffin (27) Net 72 4th- Colin Greig (10) Net 73 5th- Neil Carter (14) Net 73 Closest to Pins Bob Cowell, Ken Elmore, Tony Berry, Neil Carter. Wednesday, January. 24th, 2018 We found our way to Pleasant Valley today and most of us look forward to visiting PV as it’s usually in good shape and all enjoy their day. We weren’t disappointed. Tee off was smooth as
was the pace of play. Had some big scores come through though. We’ll start by mentioning that a gent that does not come around much joined us and he destroyed the course, in a good way. Was sinking nice puts, accurate drives and was on point with his irons. Everything fell into place for Takeshi Hakozaki(14) with a Stableford score of 42 points! Well done! Right behind Takeshi was Geoff Parker(15) with a 41. Great game Geoff! Seems Geoff’s new irons he recently acquired are working out nicely. But we can’t forget this month’s front-runner for Golfer of the Month, again! Colin Greig(10) who once again shows he is not going to give up his crown without a fight. Colin came in with a very respectable round of 37 and that almost guarantees him to be on top for GOM for January. Followed by in a close call with 36
PATTAYA CRICKET CLUB It was an unusually hot and sticky morning at the Thai Polo Ground, the home of Pattaya CC, when the two captains strode out to the wicket for the toss. Kerala CC won the toss and elected to bat first in the cup semi final with the winners facing the Southerners in the final. The PCC opening bowlers of Andy Emery and Lee Standen started superbly as the new ball offered assistance through the air and off the wicket. Lee made the breakthrough when Simon Philbrook held a sharp chance at a deep gully and Wezley Masterton held an even better catch at cover point. When Venky snaffled a catch at mid off Kerala CC were 20 for 3 and behind a par scoring rate. Peter Gangur’s (2/19) wily spin and Basu’s (1/16) inswing maintained the pressure on the opposition batsmen. Wezley (1/25) bowled with his usual aggression that at times was too quick for the lower order batsmen and Damith
Tilakaratna (0/12) continued PCC’s dominance. A few lapses in concentration from Paul Hack behind
points was Keith Norman(15) who seems to be coming into form before next months Memorial Tournament. Near pins by Keith Norman, Colin
Greig and Neil Carter x 2 1st- Takashi Hakozaki(14)- 42 points 2nd- Geoff Parker (15)- 41 Points 3rd- Colin Greig(10)37 points 4th- Keith Norman (15)- 36 Points Friday, January. 26, 2018 Oh, what a great day we had today as the Bunker Boys were in full force to take on Royal Lakeside. A good number of lads participated on a beautiful golf day. Greens were perfect, fairways nicely groomed and quite a few good scores came in. Start by saying Neil Carter seemed to be on a mission, been struggling with his new irons and his usual consistent drives have not
been there until today. Hit almost every fairway, 7 pars in a row finishing with a very good 38 points. Richard Baldotto has been keen on gaining ground for Golfer if the month and handed a card in with 35 points (18 on back 9) winning 2nd on a count back over Neil Griffin who had 35 (17 On back 9) to claim 3rd. We had another 35 (12 on back 9) by Alan Sullivan who put up a 23 on the front 9 to take 4th. But we can’t forget Stuart Brown who grabbed 5th with a nice 34 points. All in all a great day out at Royal Lakeside. 1st- Neil Carter (14)- 38 points 2nd- Richard Baldotto (24) - 35 points 3rd- Neil Griffin (27)- 35 points 4th- Alan Sullivan (15)- 35 points 5th- Stuart Brown Closest to Pins Keith Norman, Colin Greig, Stuart Brown Photo of Neil Carter winner on Friday
ish with a very tidy 4 for 22, as KCC were all out in the last over for 111. A special mention should go to Shaun Jones who was outstanding in the field. In reply PCC made the worst possible start when Venky was beaten for pace and lost his off stump first ball. Wezley’s (14) cameo allowed Andy to stake a claim for a regular top order spot but he soon found the pace too hot and was cleaned up also without troubling
the scorers. At the other end Manik was seemly untroubled and when he was joined by Lee the pair calmly added 44 runs to take the PCC score to 76 before Lee (16) was caught behind. The PCC captain Simon ensued there were no late order travails with a composed 13no. But it was Manik who was the star of the innings with a beautiful 54no, finishing with a glorious straight six to ensure PCC’s 6 wicket victory, the man of the
match award and a place in the Grand Final on Sunday 28th January in Bangkok. PCC would like to invite any supporters to come along for a great finals day out, the details of the fixture will be advertised on the club Facebook page and website. The club would also like to express their gratitude to the PSC, Retox Outback Bar, Amigo Group, Macallan Insurance Broker and Aegis International.
the stumps gave KCC some respite but Lee returned at the death to mop up the tail and fin-
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TENNIS TENNIS STARTS AT PSC Great News for PSC Members. Seems a lot of PSC members play tennis at various facilities in Pattaya so it’s only logical Tennis be added to the list of sports that the PSC should be involved with. PSC member John Conway, who has a long history of coaching, organizing tennis clinics and tournaments in the UK through various tennis clubs, has kindly offered to be our Tennis Organizer. John has been busy negotiating court rates and putting together a tennis plan for PSC members and we can announce Tennis as a PSC sport will start on Sunday 15th of October. Siam Bayshore on second road will be the venue. It has some great courts with good facilities such as change rooms chairs tables and shade plus a hitting wall. Format on the day will be a 40 minute clinic run by John to warm up and get an idea of numbers and player skill levels. After that players will be organized into groups and then play doubles. We have organized the courts at Siam Bayshore for 4 consecutive Sundays from 4pm till 6pm. It is planned (pending player interest) that tennis will be orga-
nized on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a mix of doubles and singles. The clinic and doubles will be on Sundays only. The idea of the Sunday clinic and doubles format is to help those who may have played tennis in the past get back in the swing and play again in an organized environment. It is also a way tennis players can find likeminded people and we can help organize tennis on other days. The only pre requisite is you have or had some tennis ability, beginner clinics will be organized after we get settled in. VENUE : Siam Bayshore Hotel tennis courts Second Road beside the Nova Platinum Hotel. DATES : (Initially) Sunday 15th 22nd 29th of October and Sunday 5th of November TIME: Registration 3:45pm with clinic and play from 4pm to 6pm. COST: 200 ba t per person (PSC are providing new balls) So we can assess player numbers please email John advising you will attend. Contact John Conway Email email@example.com Phone 090 291 7588
FEATURED GOLF COURSE OF THE MONTH
Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club The spacious Phoenix Golf and Country Club’s clubhouse with its sunshine-colored, tiled roof has become famous as an inviting landmark for both local and international golfers. It can be readily seen just a short distance inland from Thailand’s eastern seaboard 25 minutes south of Pattaya in Baan Umpur area. Denis Griffiths, a world renowned golf course designer, planned the total 27 holes in 1993. Extending
over 1,000 rai, it’s three courses are nestled on rolling fairways that are often lined with a large variety of young and mature trees, shrubbery, lakes, ponds, and of course bunkers to add spice and challenge to all golfers’ skills. The Mountain Course affords the golfers an exquisite view of a famous landmark as seen especially from the #6 par 4 fairway. A nearby mountain, with a large sheer-cliff face that is easily seen, has an impressive laser-carved image of Buddha. The 3-dimen-
Game Fishing in Pattaya has always provided anglers with a challenging experience. Under the banner of the PSC (promoting sport), we run this fishing section for your enjoyment, and because we have a large database and club membership we can arrange for the best deals in this area. Although we refer to it as game fishing, do not get carried away with the thought that we go out hunting for the likes of marlin or sailfish etc. Quite simply we do
placement) and all bait is provided for each trip, but you are more than welcome to bring your own equipment should you desire to do so. All the trips are on board a traditional Thai fishing boat (approximately 65 feet long) adapted specially for recreational fishing and providing the customer not only with good fishing, but also a bit of historic Thai culture. The boat has adequate seating and relaxation areas. There are also Eu-
not conduct this type of fishing. In saying that we have had the odd larger game fish wander into the waters we fish in, but it has been said this is very rare. There are several reputable commercial enterprises to contact for big game fishing which requires heavier fishing gear and faster boats to go to the fishing grounds some many kilometers offshore. PSC Fishing What we do provide is a good day out on the sea for both the serious fishermen and women and the less serious fisherperson who just want to experience a day (or night?) at sea (with only fishing on the itinerary). We always make sure there is enough tackle (a small charge is made for Rod and Reel hire and line and tackle re-
ropean toilet facilities on board. The boat is serviced annually and well maintained throughout the year, and fitted with ample life jackets and buoys. Our Captain is an experienced and competent sailor with a good knowledge of the local waters who, not only knows good fishing grounds, he takes good care of his passengers and their needs. A browse through the photographs will show the size and variety of fish that can be landed in local waters. Worthy sized sharks, skates, rays, cobia, queenfish, jacks, king mackerel and barracuda are caught from time to time but we mainly enjoy
PSC DARTS TEAM
PSC Darts Team wins at MWABAAN THA-IT DARTS OPEN 2018, BANGKOK A team of enthusiastic darts players competing under the PSC banner. The beat all comers to bring the trophies back to
Pattaya. “Team Champion” Chonburi – Johns/Adrian/Rolly/ Pop “Single Champion” Chonburi – Rolly
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sional quality of The Mountain Course’s fairways tests the golfers’ interest and judgment of each stroke. The greens are designed to provide opportunities to show the golfers’ putting skills. The Lakes Course challenges the golfers to keep their golf drives on line as well as finding a good layup position for the green and final putt for a well-earned par. Many beautiful ponds, small lakes and few well-placed trees and bunkers challenge the golfer’s abilities.
The Ocean Course is often a favorite with many golfers of all abilities. Many of its fairways are lined with mature trees on both sides. It is currently receiving a major upgrade with much of the lower shrubs and redundant trees being cleared to allow the golfers view to the beautiful distant mountains to the north and the ocean to the east. Also, additional bunkers have been added while existing bunkers have been redesigned with graceful contours. The Ocean Course gradually rises in elevation from holes #4 to #6 and looking back the golfer can catch glimpses of the surrounding countryside. The par 3 #7 hole is being upgraded to the signature hole of The Ocean Course. The 9th hole tee-off has a dramatic view to the west and a glimpse of the gulf of Thailand with the clubhouse to the left to complete a memorable day of golf. Tel. (038) 239 400 Fax. (038) 239 414 Mobile : 084 873 5363 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Website : www.phoenixgoldgolf.com
catching large quantities of smaller varieties such as pla dang, snapper, grouper, etc. plus many other species. These fish, in the main, range in size from ½ pound to one pound but also includes a species of cod and grouper averaging between 1 and 3 kilos. All are pan-sized (or bigger) and provide a delicious meal. You are welcome to keep your catch to take home and enjoy if you wish. The captain and boat boy will scale and clean your fish and pack it on ice for a small charge of baht 100 per person. Well worth the money! Other Info
these are non returnable, except when cancelled by the Captain due to bad weather. Please try to give at least 3 days notice when booking. · TRIP: We have 4 regular trips each month. They are conducted on the first and third Saturdays and second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. · Private Charters can usually be arranged for any day of the week with 3 – 5 days notice. ·You should arrange for your own food and beverage and transport from Pattaya to Bang Saray and return. · To download a booking form CLICK HERE
· The FULL FEE WILL BE REQUIRED when booking on the regular organized trips or arranging/booking special charter trips,
Contact Information Colin Cave 081 869 7113, John Haddon 084 539 1134.
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THE ‘MASH UP’ of the day, each giving it their in dividual treatment. Cover versions could also be released as an effort to revive the song’s popularity among younger generations of listeners after the popularity of the original version has long since declined over the years. On occasion, a cover can become more popular than the original, such as Elvis Presley’s version of Carl Perkins’ original “Blue Suede
A song is a song is a song is a song. This phrase was banded about a lot by my ex manager and co-composer from ‘Brotherhood Of Man’, Tony Hiller (pictured), a long time stalwart of the music business, during our many writing sessions of old. He was referring to the fact that a good song can be performed in many different ways and, depending on the quality of the song, would always sound good in whatever genre was chosen. He was right. His theory has been bourne out so many times with countless hits being ‘covers’ of a previously released track, but performed in a completely different style. In popular music, a cover version , cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording of a previously recorded, commercially released song by someone other than the original artist or composer. Before the onset of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, songs were published and several records of a song might be brought out by singers
Shoes”, Santana’s 1970 version of Peter Green’s and Fleetwood Mac’s 1968 “Black Magic Woman”, Johnny Cash’s version of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” Whitney Houston’s version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You”, or Jimi Hendrix’s version of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”. The Hendrix recording, released six months after Dylan’s original, became a Top
10 single in the UK in 1968 (US number 20) and was ranked 48th in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Another famous example is the Beatles’ cover of “Twist and Shout”, originally by the Top Notes, and their version of the song, “Til There Was You”, by Meredith Willson, among many others. I, personally, have always been impressed when someone takes a song and performs it in a completely different style adding creativity to a familiar tune. Recently, because of my musical past, I’ve been getting many requests to sing ‘Save Your Kisses For Me’,
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which by the way, was number one in 35 different countries. For fun, one evening whilst jamming at a Blues club, I had a go at doing the same song as a standard 12 bar….and it worked. It took many people a while to figure out what I’d done but, after a great reception, I’ve kept it in to my live band gig repertoire. So, my point is, you cover artists out there, why not experiment a bit and try playing your favourite songs in a completely different style. There have been a few bands, such as ‘Hayseed Dixie’ who take Hard Rock songs and give them the Hillbilly treatment causing great fun and frivolity. Another favourite of mine is the former Eagles member Bernie Leadon lead band ‘Run C & W’ who also brilliantly do a similar treatment but this time with Soul classics. My latest bit of fun is using the ‘Mash Up’ genre. Many DJs and other producers have combined two or more famous song elements and come up with something fresh. Even the Beatles ‘Love’ album saw many ‘Mash Ups’ of their own songs created by George Martins’ son, Giles. For example, I’m currently performing a ‘Mash Up’ of Queens’
‘We Will Rock You’ combined with Led Zepplins’ ‘Whole Lotta Love’ with the result being a superb hard hitting dance creation and a feel of what it might be like if two of the best Rock bands in the world, played together. I’ve also managed to combine AC/ DCs ‘Highway To Hell’ with Aretha Franklins’ ‘Respect’ and New Orders’ ‘Blue Monday’ with Deep Purples’ ‘Smoke On The Water’. My audiences seem to love the fact that effort has been put into doing something fresh and exciting whilst still playing recognizable tunes. I understand for the standard cover singer who has his/her downloaded backing tracks, this is not possible, but even then, they could try to not copy the original vocal and attempt to inject their own personality into each song. During my travels around the world, I’ve encountered many bands who, although musically
brilliant singers and players, only perform covers exactly how they sound on the record. They have the ability to copy but no originality whatsoever. So, why not play the record? Adding a new live element is a positive move and can bring much more satisfaction than just regurgitating someone else’s creativity. There have been artists who have chosen to radically rework a popular song to exemplify their approach and philosophy to music. Prime examples include Joe Cocker’s soul reworking of The Beatles’ originally-jaunty ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’, the band Devo’s radical reconstruction of the Rolling Stones’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, or Marilyn Manson’s version of the Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’. So, performers and producers, get your thinking cap on and try to be more creative. The ‘safe’ option is not always the best. Try doing a song a different way or have a right good ‘Mash Up’….you’ll love it.
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SOULED OUT 6TH ANNIVERSARY – SOLD OUT !!!!
Pattayas’ fun loving Ex Pat community once again came together on the 6th January to, not only celebrate some of the greatest classic music ever released, but also to raise money for a notable charity in our region. ‘Souled Out’ was conceived by
Earl Brown and Eva Johnson to provide a stage for the ‘Northern Soul’ music they love. Still the main provocateurs in the organization of this very popular event which occurs usually every 4 months or so, their team has expanded and so has the public
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response. The beneficiary of the 74,000 baht profits from the evening this time will go to the Take Care Kids Shelter for children in dire economic and social difficulties. Their aims are to support and improve the quality of life for
orphans and children who live in disadvantaged conditions. The evening really was ‘Souled Out’ with a full Robin Hood pub at the Avenue in 2nd Road grooving to the fab Tamla Motown like tunes offered by the various knowledgable DJs on hand.
Songs such as ‘Do I Love You’, ‘Sign On The Dotted Line’, ‘Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache’ and classics such as ‘9 Times Out Of 10’ were enthusiastically danced to by fans of the genre and those who just wanted to join the party.
We at Pattaya People congratulate everyone who took part and can ensure everyone that we will let you know well in advance of the next ‘Souled Out’ event which will be ‘not to be missed’. Barry Upton
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SAI THONG MASSAGE SCHOOL
Soi Potisan was in the party mode on Friday 26. January when Khun Patthamaporn “Pat” Mcghie had
the Grand Opening of her new traditional Thai Massage School. 9 monks came to make the bless-
ings and students, teachers of the school, many invited guests and VIPs all dressed up for this auspicious occasion enjoyed the celebration with lots of good food. Khun Pat has been living in our
fair city for 12 years and is a very active business woman with six massage shops in Pattaya, two
of them now also having a school for learning Thai massage.
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