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Confidence in Pattaya!

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efying critics who take a negative view of Pattaya’s future, a new luxury boutique hotel opens in December which will target wealthy visitors from Thailand and overseas. Project owner and managing director Pongstorn Sangruchi says the development, known as The Monttra Pattaya, will feature a select 23 units on 4 rai of land located at Pratumnak Hill, adjacent to the Royal Varuna Yacht Club and overlooking Koh Larn island. The luxury development is the first hotel project for the Sangruchi family business which has been involved in property development locally for many years. Although five-star hotels are by no means new in Pattaya, Khun Pongstorn says this is a new concept designed to capture visitors who want to stay at a property offering privacy and exclusive service. Highseason room rates will be in the 8,000-15,000 baht range per night. The word “Monttra” means magic and the hotel architecture represents the attractive tall tree environment blended with touches of contemporary interior design and aspects of Thai culture. Innovative features, never before seen in Thailand, include the Soap Concierge and Skin Supervisor, with

many other services offered on a rotating weekly basis such as Monk Blessings, Kitchen Fun, and Spine Fitness, amongst others. As well as a private plunge pool, there’s private beach access. Because this is the family’s first hotel project, the developer has teamed up with Singapore-based Miners Hospitality which is in charge of the design, management, sales and marketing of the enterprise. Mendes Cavin, founder of Miners Hospitality, said the company was currently training staff ready for the formal opening before the end of the year.

He added that the marketing campaign was targeting high-end spenders in Europe and Asia, including English speakers from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore. Khun Pongstorn explained that his family was in the process of planning more developments over the next three years, including a 150room five-star hotel. He said he believed that the next five years would be bright ones for the Eastern Seaboard resort and that Pattaya would bounce back to become a rival to Phuket to become one of the most popular holiday spots in the Kingdom.

A spokesperson for the Tourism Authority of Thailand said that there were many promising signs for the future of Pattaya overall. They included major infrastructure improvements, especially new motorways, the move away from Pattaya’s reputation as a nightclub resort to a more diversified and family orientation and the success of the city authorities in attracting major international sporting and music activities. She also pointed out that one in four overseas visitors to Thailand was now from China and that an increasing Continued on page 4


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Egyptian sold drugs

Police in a drug sting operation caught an Egyptian man red-handed in the parking lot of Big C in South Pattaya. Atef Zakaria Ibrahim Elghonemi, 61, was found to be in possession of packs of crystal meth and yaba tablets hidden in packets of cigarettes. Informers had already informed the authorities that

the alleged criminal had lived in Thailand for more than 10 years and supported a family in Chiang Rai. He was apparently in the business of selling illegal drugs to fellow countrymen and to local Thai bar girls. He was charged with possessing and selling type one illegal drugs.

Van driver tricked by fake cop A Pattaya man was tricked out of nearly 6,000 baht after believing a stranger’s tale that he was a policeman in need of a lift to Bangkok. Wittawat Jaranpong, the 36-year-old van driver, later told investigators that a man standing outside Pattaya police station had told him that he was a cop needing a lift to Bangkok and was happy to pay 3,500 baht. No money exchanged hands during the journey, but the con man then asked for a loan of 5,800 baht to buy a gift basket for a friend who was in hospital. The scammer never returned to pay for the journey nor the alleged gift. Wittawat said he had been foolish, but this kind of trick was quite common according to his sources on Facebook.

Illegal immigrants targeted

More than 100 police and army personnel searched the Fly Bird condominium, Soi 17, South Pattaya, in an attempt to track down illegal visitors said to be staying there. Twenty-seven nationals from Myanmar were discovered without up-to-date travel documentation.

They were handed over to Thai immigration authorities for deportation back to their homeland. A police spokesman said this type of raid was now commonplace in view of security concerns following the Ratchaprasong bombing in Bangkok.

Two arrested after Chinese rape

Two Thai men have been arrested after complaints from two Chinese female tourists that they had been sexually abused whilst on a day trip to Koh Larn. The men at first claimed they

were innocent but admitted their guilt after seven hours of questioning. They blamed having had too much to drink which allegedly clouded their normally good judgment.


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News YWCA hands out scholarships

The local branch of the YWCA, at its recent annual general meeting, announced a total of 330 scholarships for needy children at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of the education ladder. Plans were also established to distribute

reading glasses to needy students and to plant coral reefs at Toei Ngam beach. Separately, donations of food and basic living equipment would be given to Nong Pla Lai Remand Prison.

Revo Cup Takraw Comp

Pattaya School Number 9 hosted a competition with the cooperation of Toyota Motor Thailand to find budding new

players under 12 years who could become part of the national team. The final round will be held in the period of October 16 to 18.

School offers second-hand goods FOR SALE: GUESTHOUSE & BAR

The director of Pattaya City School 11, Jirasak Jitsom, presided over the opening ceremony of the school’s second-hand market which is held on the last Friday of every month. The idea

is to encourage students to spend wisely and exchange possessions they have to boost the self-sufficiency economy. The project is backed by the Office of the Basic Education Commission.

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Fairtex Sports Club in North Pattaya is publicizing its latest exercise programme – CrossFit – to encourage people to take care of

their health, including weightlifting, running, jumping, climbing and throwing. All the trainers are in possession of a certificate of proficiency.

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Confidence in Pattaya! Continued from page 1

Language key Why is there so much confusion about nationality when the police arrest a foreigner who may (or may not) have a fake passport? A suspect in the Bangkok bomb atrocity didn’t speak English or Thai, so in which language did the police interview him? It doesn’t sound like rocket science but, then again, maybe it is. Popular restaurant Visiting the Jomtien Complex, it’s apparent that the restaurant with the most customers night after night is Yupins. Not difficult to see why – fair prices for good food and imported wine, tempting choices on set menu, efficient service and the reassurance that comes with a caring Mein Host. Another great restaurant is The Ritz, in the adjoining street, but the atmosphere is frankly a bit lacklustre. Cheese addicts All Pattaya superstores sell imported cheese, but the biggest selection could well be in the large basement food section of Central Festival Pattaya Beach – Central Food Hall. This also houses one of the best salad selections in town. Although most of the retail units in Central Festival open at 11 am, remember that the supermarket section starts one hour earlier.

number of them were independent and wealthy travellers rather than package tourists. In recent years, the Pattaya skyline has been transformed by many high-rise buildings and by the development of facilities and venues for families and groups rather than individuals. It boasts the largest indoor, beachfront shopping mall in Asia and has entertainment and sporting facilities to rival any rivals. On the negative front, recent surveys suggest that overcrowding on the roads, refuse disposal, and petty crime remain concerns which need to be addressed by the civic authorities and the police.

District chief welcomes high season

Ongoing drought Mabprachan reservoir is facing its biggest crisis since 2008 as the lack of rain continues to threaten water supplies in the Pattaya area. There is already a lowering of pressure during the night and restriction of the precious liquid to businesses and homes remains a distinct possibility. The skies are often dark but, somehow, the situation seldom results in a downpour. British passports A reader complains that the British embassy is unreasonable in insisting that applicants to renew their passports must turn up in person at Trendy Office in Bangkok. Actually, they don’t. The website makes it crystal clear that you can appoint a representative provided he or she is given formal approval in writing. Just read the website, sir. Nightmare film-maker Wes Craven, the film-maker who died recently, was famous for his horror flicks, notably A Nightmare on Elm Street. Several years ago, when he was vacationing in Pattaya, he said that he got many of his ideas for family dysfunction and dark secrets about personal lives whilst he was here. Don’t blame Walking Street as he said he had never visited it. Checkpoint Charlies It may be our imagination, but the number of night-timer road blocks and booze and drug checkpoints in Pattaya seems have gone down in the last fortnight. A cynic might wonder if it’s connected with the depths of the low season in the resort – businesses claiming they have few customers – but perhaps there is another explanation.

Banglamung district chief Chakorn Kanjanawatta held a meeting to prepare administrators for the onset of the tourist high season which begins next month. He said that the bomb incident in Bangkok at Ratchaprasong was to be regretted, but he explained that adequate precautions had

now been taken. In the Pattaya area, these plans included more patrols in tourist districts and more checks on vehicles after dark. Chakorn added that he was confident that Pattaya would welcome 10 million overseas visitors in the last three months of the year.

Car passport confusion addressed Banglamung land transport bosses have reacted to a common misunderstanding that an international transport permit issued in Thailand can be used in seven ASEAN countries. In fact, the free-trade agreement applies only to Laos. In Cambodia, the arrangement applies only to buses and trucks. Thais or foreigners living in Thailand can apply for a car passport but must bring the car ownership papers and personal ID for verification and processing.

Electricity poles pose a hazard

Jomtien progress Although there’s a huge budget allocation for the muchproclaimed Jomtien beach facelift, not a lot of progress has been made. The main action to date has been the cutting down of trees, much to the chagrin of locals and tourists alike. The project is not due for completion until 2017 when, we are assured, beauty and safety will have been established. Tourist numbers The newly appointed head of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says he will bring an extra 10 million foreign visitors to the country in the last quarter of 2015. His main strategy is marketing campaigns throughout Asia, especially to remind people that Pattaya has some amazing music and sports festivals. Indeed we do.

Opinions expressed in this column are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent those of Pattaya Today’s management.

Several electricity power poles were left lying in the road near Sao Thong Thong temple, Nongprue, which meant that the situation was most dangerous to drivers of all kinds of vehicles. Staff from the provincial electricity authority

tried to move them but they were too heavy. A crane was brought and the poles moved only after two hours of intense effort. The grave situation had arisen because of road widening but nobody thought to move the poles to safety.


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News Bangkok Hospital Pattaya trains police volunteers

Investigators receive training

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya hosted another “iRescue” project, a first aid programme for Thai and foreign police volunteers dealing with victims of accidents or violence. Attendees were given a lecture on life saving and were trained on the basics of helping victims in accidents and other emergencies until they reach the hospital.

Pol Lt Gen Thitirat Nongharnpitak, Central Investigation Bureau chief at the Crime Suppression Division, presided over a training course to improve the investigation process for 200 officers from several police divisions. Experts lectured on carrying out investigations, questioning, tracing evidence and the use of technology in investigations.

Thammasat University Pattaya opens new workshop

Mango week at Dusit Thani Pattaya

Thammasart University Rector Dr Somkid Lertpaitoon along with Siam Motors Group President Dr Pornthep Pornprapha and Bangkok Bank executives presided over the opening ceremony of a new workshop and a 48room dormitory for the university’s automotive-

Jane Higher, head of kitchen at Dusit Thani Pattaya, hosted a new guest activity called Mango’s The Way To Go. Dishes being prepared included mango parfait, mango with grilled fish and mango salsa. There was a friendly competition to see which group created the best menu.

engineering program. The new buildings will help the university produce skilled engineers in the country’s booming automotive industry. It is expected when the ASEAN Economic Community is implemented Thailand will become the center of automotive production.


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Parrot training on offer Snap Judgment Death on the Roads Everyone knows that fatal injuries in road accidents in Thailand are little short of a national scandal. Some research suggests that Thailand is in the top five countries in the world when it comes to carnage on the highways. A World Health Organization report on accident prevention ranks Thailand third in terms of road casualties, with 38 deaths for every 100,000 people. The current response, in Pattaya at any rate, has been to increase massively the number of police checkpoints throughout the city after dark. The campaign certainly has had its plus side. Partygoers and late night drinkers are clearly very concerned about the possibility of a breathalyzer test on the way home. Nobody can argue against the principle that overthe-limit drinkers are to be discouraged from sitting behind the wheel, although it remains a moot point whether the campaign is more about road safety or income generation for the boys in brown. Probably both. Nonetheless, there are other issues. Drunk driving is by no means responsible for all road accidents. Many are caused by drivers who are reckless, speed above legal limits, overtake vehicles in prohibited areas or risk playing “chicken” at traffic lights. It is also the case that an unknown number of drivers of motorbikes and cars are unqualified to drive, don’t know the highway code and lack any kind of insurance cover. One estimate in Pattaya is that one driver in ten is unable to provide paperwork showing he or she is fit to be on the roads. It is a cultural norm in Thailand to believe that if you are involved in an accident, then that is just bad luck or someone else’s fault. Hence, the complaint (often heard) from a driver that the collision would never have occurred if the other party had not been in that particular spot at the time of impact. But bad luck is not the point as so many accidents are indeed preventable. Drunk driving, speeding, falling asleep at the wheel, holes in roads, inexperienced drivers, slow decision-making, dimly lit roads or those without any illumination, flawed braking systems, lack of familiarity with local conditions – these are all factors that cause accidents that could have been prevented. Not to mention the obvious points about drivers not wearing seat belts or failing to wear a crash helmet. Violation of traffic laws is a titanic problem in its own right. So what can be done? The accident rate in Nepal is said to have fallen dramatically since the police organized scores of extra checkpoints on a 24-hour basis. Officers are not looking exclusively for evidence of alcohol but conduct on-the-spot checks for other road safety regulations. Fines are stiff and incarceration a real possibility. In Japan, tough and enforced laws which even punish passengers taking a ride with drunk drivers are said to have been responsible for the low car accident rate in the country. Police in Thailand have long campaigned for the suspension of the licenses of guilty and reckless drivers through a pointscoring system. But how often does suspension occur? Available statistics show that the land transportation department suspended the driving licenses of just 75 taxi drivers last year, a mere drop in the ocean it may be assumed. This in spite of the fact that the police now have sophisticated equipment to monitor drivers’ behavior, including cameras installed at intersections (assuming they are in working order) and other trouble spots which can capture on record those who violate traffic laws. Sometimes, a speeding or offending driver will receive a fine ticket sent to his or her home. These fines are usually paid, but there seems to be no other consequence, for example, no evidence that there is a score cut or movement towards suspension. The authorities and public opinion generally have to accept that carnage will continue on the roads until traffic laws are strictly enforced in order to save people’s lives and property. The reality is that in Thailand there is not yet the will to achieve substantial and sustainable improvement.

A group of traders at Rai Market, Sattahip, are offering lessons to the public about how to treat and train parrots of which there are over 300 kinds. It was emphasized that parrots are indeed trainable after they are one month old

and will return during flight when a whistle is blown. The birds are generally friendly and are becoming more popular as avian pets throughout Thailand. They learn fast and can memorize human vocabulary.

Lucky housewife worried by win

A 48-year-old Thai woman wishes to remain anonymous after winning 12 million baht on the Thai lottery and becoming concerned that she might become a victim of violent attack. She visited the police station

but officers said there wasn’t anything they could do in view of her reluctance to give personal details. The best advice, according to one officer, was to lay low and not to spend large amounts of money.

Another pub searched

Large numbers of police visited Take Mee Out, a pub in South Pattaya, and found that alcohol was being served to 100 or so customers even though it was almost dawn.

Cambodian man hit with bottle In the vicinity of the Jomtien night market, a group of Thai teens attacked a Cambodian man and injured him after they became annoyed by a loud argument the Cambodian was having with his girlfriend. Police were summoned to the scene but the assailants had disappeared. The victim of the assault visited a hospital but the wound was not serious.

Some visitors were urine tested, but nobody was found to have consumed illegal drugs. The pub management was charged with illegal sale of alcohol.


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News Amari Pattaya wins in ice carving competition

New tourist measures in place

Three team members of Amari Pattaya received their respective trophies at the THA The Professional Challenge 2015 – Thainess Ice Carving Competition, where Yuthaporn Namwichai (centre) was the top winner, while Ronnasit Dangkaew (second from left) and Sirawit Thangthong (second from right) were first and second runners-up. Brendan Daly (left), general manager, and Richard Gamlin (right), resident manager, were extremely proud of their efforts and results.

Pattaya police authorities have announced their plans to enhance visitor safety following the recent Bangkok bombing. They have already stepped up checks in popular tourist areas of Pattaya, checking bags and asking questions about suspicious characters. Many of the 1,600 or so security

Drive draws more blood for the Red Cross

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya in cooperation with Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital and Thai Red Cross Society hosted its fourth blood donation session of the year. More than 100 Thais and foreigners contributed to the stocks of the precious fluid maintained by the Thai Red Cross Society. Next blood donation will be October 29.

cameras in the city are believed to be non-operational, assuming they ever were, and civic authorities have promised detailed examination of the offending machinery. Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh also announced that security on Koh Larn would be stepped up.

Bangkok Life Assurance holds sales seminar Royal Cliff Hotels Group and the Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) has once again been the chosen venue for Bangkok Life Assurance PCL’s annual sales seminar. Present during the opening ceremony were Bangkok Life Assurance’s president Chone Sophonpanich and senior executive vice president of the Marketing Division Ruangsak Panyabodegun. Over 1,400 delegates came together for the threeday event that consisted of key plenary sessions, workshops and insightful talks from motivational speakers. Hosted under the theme “Sky is the Limit”, this year’s seminar featured exclusive talks from Thunyawat Chaitrakulchai, a popular TV host and financial consultant on the marketing prospects of 2015, and Neramit Srimuang, who talked about achieving multi-million baht business goals.

A-One Hotel Pattaya hosts staff party Royal Cliff develops language

training for employees

Somchai Rattanaopath (center), president of A-One Hotel Bangkok-Pattaya, organized a red carpet-theme party for A-One Hotel Pattaya staff. At the event, Somchai granted education scholarships to 30 children of the hotel’s employees.

Ladyboys compete to be Health Queen Civic officials presided over the Miss Healthy Queen International 2015 in which 18 ladyboys competed for the title. The idea was to encourage cross-dressers in general to improve their lifestyles and to look after their personal health and well-being.

Gearing towards the upcoming economic integration of the ASEAN Economic Community, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group has advanced its employee training program with interactive international language workshops programmed to enhance, expand and develop necessary language skills to its new recruits and current employees. In addition to offering a primary hospitality

training course, employees at the Royal Cliff also have the opportunity to attend language workshops for English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian, which are regularly conducted by native-speakers from the international team. The sessions which are well attended by over 50 people from various departments typically cover useful vocabulary and important phrases that are frequently used in their line of work.


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The settlement issue Q: I live with my Thai wife in Thailand but we are considering moving back to the UK. At the moment I don’t have any home or job there, but I can stay at my sister’s flat until I get sorted out. I assume there is no problem with my wife obtaining a UK settlement visa straight away? A: There is a problem. The settlement visa for your Thai wife assumes you are “settled” in UK which at the moment you are not. It is not an automatic entitlement based on your marriage. Your best chance initially would be a visit (tourist) visa for your wife, but questions will be asked about your sister’s flat – whether it is big enough, conforms to health and safety rules and so on.

President of the Sawarangboriboon Foundation, Wisit Chawalitnititham, and other officials hosted a merit ceremony at the Pae Kong shrine, Naklua, to

commemorate Chinese ancestors and to oblige wandering ghosts. This annual event is linked to the seventh month of the lunar calendar.

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Time limit Q: I have only known my girlfriend for a few weeks but I am very keen to invite her to UK as soon as possible for a holiday. How long do I have to wait? A: There is no specific time slot given. However, you have to show the genuine nature of your relationship, backed up with documents and photos, and that will not be easy in such a short time span as you suggest. Once you are back in UK, keep up the daily contact on social media and make sure you have a complete record of all contacts, including any money transfers. Visa refusal Q: I wonder if you could tell me what are the most common reasons for the refusal of a settlement visa in UK? I am married to as Thai lady and live in Sussex for most of the year. We are just looking for the pitfalls in advance. A: The most common reason is lack of evidence on the financial position of the sponsor. He should have an income of at least 18,600 pounds per annum, assuming there are no dependent children, and most sponsors have that. But you have to read carefully the Appendix 2 financial document to see the documentary detail required – it’s far more than simply providing bank statements.

Visa refused Q: We were very disappointed when a UK settlement visa for my Thai wife was refused last year. Do you know if there is an appeal procedure? A: Yes you can appeal on certain criteria. An appeal based on more documentary evidence is cheaper than an appeal based on an appearance before the court which is based in Leicester. But the appeal is likely to succeed only if you can show your wife’s human rights have been compromised or if a mistake was made in processing the visa earlier on. There are also time limits to observe; unless you have sound reasons the appeal must be sent in to arrive not more than a month after the notification. Your own company Q: I have heard it is more complicated, as a sponsor, to apply for a UK settlement or visit visa for my girlfriend if I own my own company rather than work on a salary or receive a pension. Is this so? A: Yes I’d say that is correct. It is harder to monitor self-employment as some companies don’t pay VAT, don’t require an external audit or may need more than one financial year to show a certain level of income. We can certainly give you a list of the required documentation depending on your specific circumstances.

A food street seller in Naklua complained to police that a Thai man had ordered food from her stall and then escaped on a motorbike with her handbag whilst her attention was momentarily distracted. She lost 3,000 baht,

a credit card and a smart phone together with assorted papers. A second seller also reported a thief stealing her bag whilst pretending to buy a durian. Police said it was possible a gang was operating this scam.

Arson suspected in Police find indecent display construction camp fire

The Living Dolls, a nightclub in South Pattaya, was visited by cops after reports that young women were dancing nude. Officers did indeed find three girls who were bare chested. The manager was arrested.

Robbery victim regains possession Police have arrested Jakri Sawatnatee, 25, who allegedly stole a gold necklace worth about 13,000 baht from an Indian tourist. In a statement, the foreign tourist said he was approached by a group of three ladyboys who pretended to be friendly whilst stealing his goods. At the time the victim did not notice he had been robbed. Two other cross-dressers escaped the police dragnet and their whereabouts are unknown at the moment. Nonetheless, the search continues.

A fire at a construction workers’ accommodation on Soi Kasetsin 1 in Pratumnak was thought to have been either arson or an electrical wiring problem. A Cambodian worker reported that he and his friends had been involved in an argument with workers at another camp, which caused them to be suspended from work. Three of his friends were upset and left the camp and 10 minutes later the fire erupted.


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Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa celebrates 37 years with a special discount Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa held its 37th anniversary ceremony on September 9, 2015. The morning spiritual ceremony was led by its general manager, Somsak Tanruengsri, followed by the resort management team, guests and associates, who offered religious aliment to the monks at the Rose Garden and paid respect to the spirit houses of the resort. Thousands of Chinese firecrackers were used to mark the resort’s 37th year of establishment; with a view to looking forward to a bright, prosperous future together. In addition, the resort offers a 37 percent discount on the second night of a two-night stay at the resort between November 9 and 30, 2015.

Horseshoe Point Cup 2015 More than 17 equestrian clubs, more than 110 horses, and more than 300 entries from around Thailand converged in Horseshoe Point Resort Pattaya to compete in the Horseshoe Point Cup 2015. The three-day event was a qualifying round of show jumping and dressage for Thailand and Pony Championships. The Dressage competitions were presided by Vittorio Barba, a 2-star FEI Judge from the Philippines, and Dr Ellen Ryan, a national judge based in Thailand. Judges officiating the Show Jumping competitions were Pakin Chamswat, Phutthihat Sethchaivut, both Thai nationals, and Dr Zherwin Acosta, a Filipino. The event was a huge success, not only because of the huge turnout of competitors, but because

of the presence of the whole family from each club giving their full support to the riding activities of their children. This is a good indication that the equestrian sport is headed in the right direction here in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Artists reunite at Silverlake Singha Corporation hosted at Silverlake a reunion of song artists from the 1990s. Many bands and singers turned up including Nursery Sound, Pong Pong and Playground. It was announced that two major concerts will be held at Silverlake on the same theme on October 31 and November 14.

The next Horseshoe Point Pattaya event is the 2015 FEI World Jumping Challenge on September 18-20. This is a qualifier for the shortlist selection of the Thai National Team for Show Jumping.


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Sheraton Pattaya hosts an exquisite night at Infiniti with Stonefish wine tasting by Mick and Di Barker

Sheraton Pattaya Resort in cooperation with Peter Papanikitas, founder and owner of Stonefish, organized “An Exquisite Night at Infiniti Stonefish Wine Tasting”. The newly revamped Infiniti restaurant now boasts of the new bar serving a great selection of alcohol, while the refurbished furniture set under either a sunny blue or night sky blends well with the panoramic view of the sea and islands beyond. Stonefish Wines’ Peter Papanikitas hosted the evening giving the event his inimitable touch of conviviality and wine expertise. He has been involved in various facets of the wine industry for the past 30 years. Initially his contact was with companies that included Penfolds, Lindeman’s and Leo Buring then he spent five years working for Cinzano gaining experience in worldwide sales and marketing. In 2000 he established Stonefish, a virtual winery operation in partnership with the various grape growers and winemakers principally in the Barossa Valley and Margaret River and is now a major force in the Southeast Asian wine export trade. The evening set sail with a Stonefish Cuvee Brut NV from the Hunter Valley. A premium sparkler which was paired with curry steamed clams, coriander and garlic bread. A delightful 2013 Sauvignon Blanc married well with sweet mango crème brulee with green tea crumb while the 2013 Margaret River Chardonnay was paired with miso glazed snow fish with a pumpkin purée, Parma ham sauce and pickled vegetables. Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 made extremely good friends with the grilled Australian lamb chop with an eggplant purée and balsamic honey. The final pourings were two big hearted

reds, a Merlot 2013 from Blackwood Valley paired with roasted duck confit with garlic potato purée and their celebrated Barossa Valley Reserve Shiraz 2010 which was married with 48 hours 1824 short rib with roasted carrot purée. Chef Pichit and his brigade provided the most creative canapés, live music filled the air and the award-winning wines from Stonefish sourced from premium vineyards across Australia were a hit from the word go. As their slogan proclaims, “Australian to the Bone.”

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BMW Group Manufacturing has celebrated 15 successful years of production in Thailand at the BMW plant at the Amata City Industrial Estate, Rayong Province. Hosted by Jeffrey Gaudiano, managing director of BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand, the event welcomed deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Dr Somchai Harnhirun, along with key stakeholders and business partners to mark a major milestone in BMW Group’s long-term partnership with the Kingdom, both as a market and a production hub.

Hilton Pattaya welcomes FAM trip from New Zealand and Australia

The Supreme Court in cooperation with the Central Labour Court of Thailand held the 2nd International Cooperative Symposium on the Development of Labour Law in ASEAN to discuss methods and measures for fact-finding in labour-related cases in ASEAN. The event was held at Siam Bayshore Pattaya. Picture shows from left to right: Skander Chamakh, executive assistant manager of Siam Bayshore Pattaya, Direk Ingkaninan, president of the Supreme Court of Thailand, and Kiatipong Amatyakul, chief justice of the Central Labour Court.

Hilton Pattaya management representatives Napatsawan Sithirangsun (right), director of Sales, along with Ponsin Tree-Ngam (left), sales manager – Leisure, welcomed frontline staff members of 20 leading travel companies from New Zealand and Australia upon arrival at the hotel on their familiarization (FAM) trip to Pattaya. The FAM trip was organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Dusit International holds annual S&M Workshop at Dusit Thani Pattaya

GM Chatchawal Supachayanont of Dusit Thani Pattaya joins the Dusit International delegates on stage for a group photo during a session break from its annual Sales and Marketing Workshop held at the resort. Also in photo are The Honeybees who performed for the meeting participants their winning number at the recently-concluded Pattaya Bartender Contest 2015. The S&M Workshop was led by Erena Chan, VP for Sales and Marketing, and Bobby Saw, AVP for Revenue, and was attended by representatives of the sales, marketing, new media as well as revenue executives of the participating resorts and hotels who discussed a number of topics and exchanged new knowledge while sharing best practices related to their respective divisions.

A-One Hotel Pattaya welcomes MercedesBenz Vietnam Fan Club

A-One Hotel Pattaya Phuwanart Arunchit (right), Food and Beverage manager, and Suladda Sarutilavan (left), TAT Pattaya director, welcomed Hoang Anh Vinh Nam (center), president of Mercedes-Benz Fan Club, Saigon, Vietnam, during his visit to Pattaya and stay at A-One Hotel Pattaya.


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Jason Villarino (right), resident manager of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, welcomes (from left to right) Bongkoch Benjarongkakul (Tuk), Tudsanawalai Chakrabongse (Hana) and Chulachak Chakrabongse (Hugo) on their arrival at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

Vol. 03 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2015

“The Star” shines at Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Recently visiting Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya during a holiday with friends were two celebrities from “The Star” television program. Singer and actress Grand Panwarot Duaysianklao (second from right) and singer Ying Linpita Jindapu (far right) along with friends are seen here being welcomed by General Manager Dmitry Chernyshev.

Hilton Pattaya welcomes Discover Thainess FAM trip from India

Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi office organized a familiarization (FAM) trip “Discover Thainess” to bring frontline tours and travel agents from New Delhi, India to experience new attractions and tourism products in Koh Chang, Pattaya and Bangkok. Hilton Pattaya General Manager Rudolf Troestler (center) along with Napatsawan Sithirangsun (left), director of Sales, and Ponsin Tree-Ngam (right), sales manager – Leisure, welcomed them on their visit.

A tribute concert to The Kings of Swing at Mantra At Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Barry Upton’s Swing Band rendered more than 40 songs for a fantastic night dedicated to the Kings of Swing. About 100 people participated in the swing concert. In photo are Yaowaluck Bumrungthum (right), restaurant manager, and Benjamas Sitthi (left), public relations manager of Mantra.

3rd annual Hotelier Pool championship Matthew Fryar, director of Operations of Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa, presents the Hotelier Pool Championship winner’s trophy to Yodpong Sinsai from Chittawat Engineering. The annual pool tournament was held at Dicey Reilly’s Irish Pub of Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa.

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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

Cape Dara Resort Pattaya’s “star” destination hosts a romantic wine dinner

This 3-year-old resort is truly a star destination. Not only does “dara” mean star the galaxy of star elements convene to make this one of the glitziest hotels in the city. Set on the most southernly promontory of the Naklua peninsula, the building rises 26 stories into the sky offering incomparable vistas of Pattaya Bay. We have visited on many an occasion to dine at their splendid Cantonese restaurant, Ming Xing and their sensational all day dining outlet, Radius but on this occasion it was to enjoy a gourmet 5-course dinner paired with the wines from the Wolf Blass portfolio. The origin of the house of Wolf Blass wines is an interesting story. Owner and founder, Wolfgang Franz Otto Blass was born in Germany in 1934. He ran away from school so many times that his parents persuaded him to start a 3-year winemaking apprenticeship or return permanently to his school – and so began a journey that changed the winemaking world. From humble beginnings in a tin shed in the Barossa Valley, Wolf Blass wines is now one of the most successful and awarded wineries in Australia. The iconic logo of a spread eagle is attributed to Wolf’s first winery, named Bilyara which is the aboriginal word for eaglehawk. The setting was stunning with candlelit tables directly on the beach only metres away from the lapping shore of the bay and the stars turned out to light the sky from the heavens. The first pouring of the evening was a Zonin Prosecco Brut which proved the perfect appetiser with its delicate almond notes. Accompanied by some creative canapés and lively chitchat with Andrea Picello, the brand executive of Independent Wine & Spirit (Thailand) Co, Ltd, who had supplied the wines for the evening; it was all a splendid curtain raiser for the wining and dining to come. The premier course offered a duo of Scottish salmon married with a Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay.

Ostrich fillet Australian lamb shank

It’s subtle edge of integrated oak and classic peach nose matched well with the salmon tartare with its caviar crown and the carpaccio of salmon combined with the mayo and fruity nuttiness of the Parmesan cheese. The next wine was my favourite of the evening, a Yellow Label 100% Cabernet Sauvignon bursting with flavours of plum and cassis with a long finely textured finish which was served with an ostrich fillet. As first-timers to the taste of ostrich, it was a surprisingly dark meat for a bird, even a shade or two darker than good beef but with less fat and half the calories it was a lighter, healthier option. Served with a wonderful cheesy spinach and herb butter sauce it proved a star dish. Italian meatball soup with penne, capsicum and tomato followed, harmonized with Mick’s pick of the evening, a Yellow Label Merlot. Meatballs and Merlot is a match made in heaven and these were made to perfection, light, flavourful and thoroughly addictive. A passion fruit sorbet was served in preparation for the signature course, Australian lamb shank. Only a big wine could complement such a robust dish and

MIXOLOG

Wolf Blass Yellow Label Merlot

Mixed berries with kirsch & mascarpone

the Yellow Label Shiraz filled the job to perfection. Full-bodied with dark berry fruits and plums on the palate, it loved the powerful aromatic flavours of the braised lamb shank in red wine sauce, wild mushrooms and truffle emulsion. A strong, well-built dish and deservedly chef’s speciality of the evening. After such powerful dishes the dessert had to go some to keep up with all this extravagant eating. Wild warm mixed berries with kirsch and

topped with mascarpone cheese pulled it off. Deep, intense fruity flavours with the unsweetened eau de vie and its distillation of cherries made for a memorable dessert. The wine to escort this sweet was a surprise; the final pour of evening was a Yellow Label Riesling. Elegant and clean on the palate with lemon/ lime and notes of green apples, it managed to deliver a young, fresh but racy mouthful which did make good friends with the grown-up dessert.

Nitchana Rachsuwor

BIO

Bar attendant at ICE Bar, Amari Pattaya

Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Soi 20, Pattaya-Naklua Road Tel: 038 933 888 www.capedarapattaya.com

Mango Tango

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MIXOLOGIST

The evening had now drawn to a close, tables cleared and the bottles packed away, the romantic evening of wining and dining was over and it was time to wind our way home and relive it all this morning as I am writing and Mick is perfecting his photographs.

INGREDIENTS

4 oz mango juice 2 oz orange juice 2 oz pineapple juice 1 oz lime juice a dash of grenadine a dash of Angostura bitters a dash of soda

GARNISH

orange wedge cherry

HOW TO MIX

Add all the ingredients except the soda into a shaker and fill with ice cubes. Shake vigorously until the shaker is chilled well and frosty on the outside. Pour (unstrained) into a highball glass and top with soda.

GLASS TYPE Highball Glass

CATEGORY

Mocktail (non-alcoholic)

Available at

ICE Bar, Amari Pattaya


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Vol. 03 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2015

F&B Promotions Snow fish at Acqua Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Snow fish will be celebrated in September at Acqua. Whether it is served gossamer-thin in carpaccio style, encased in ink ravioli, pan-seared on a pumpkin purée or poached with zucchini, the flavour of this luxury fish will shine through. Acqua Italian Restaurant is open from 6 to 11 pm, and is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

Love Fridays, Love the weekend, Love Horizon! at Horizon, Hilton Pattaya Horizon offers guests to liven up their Fridays with fresh air, outstanding views of Pattaya Bay and chill to the sounds of sexy lounge beats. Selected ladies’ cocktail are on offer at only 210 baht net including Cosmopolitan, Margarita, Blue Mojito, Mai Tai, Long Island Iced Tea and Berry Fizz. Join every Friday from 8 to 11 pm and dress up as fabulous as you can!

For reservations, call 038 714 981.

For reservations, call 038 253 000 or email bkkhp.pattaya.horizon@hilton.com.

Saturday Night BBQ Buffet & Free-flowing Beverage

The Chronicles of Mantra for September

at The Bay Restaurant, Dusit Thani Pattaya

at Mantra Restaurant & Bar, Amari Pattaya

Be spoilt for choice and enjoy a fantastic selection of meat and seafood BBQ items as well as an extensive buffet of international cuisine in the Saturday Night BBQ Buffet. Open from 6:30 to 10 pm, the buffet is priced at 1,490 baht ++ per person (food only). Free flow of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks at 599 baht ++ per person. For reservations, call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149-50.

Miyazaki Beef in Teppanyaki Style

For the month of September, Mantra is proud to present Sous-Chef Wongduan Dowrueng. She has joined Mantra from the very beginning and is now vastly experienced in many cuisines. Her passion and excellence will be on display as Mantra offers you her contemporary culinary highlights. Prices range from 460 to 1,500 baht.

Hiramasa yellowtail kingfish

At Benihana – the renowned Japanese Steakhouse, “My Kitchen is Your Table” is brought to life through dynamic “eatertainment”. The joking, juggling chefs are ready to prepare some lipsmacking dishes with Miyazaki beef as the key ingredient. This exquisite cut of imported beef will tantalize your taste buds as you catch the action of the talented chefs! Benihana Pattaya is located on the 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza.

at Flames Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

For more information and reservations, contact Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa on 038 412 120 ext 1395.

Treat Yourself to a Tasty Trio

Enjoy the sweet and juicy flavour of this fish as the speciality chefs bring a new take on this prized ingredient. Flames Restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort and is open nightly from 6 to 11 pm. For reservations, call 038 714 981.

at East Coast Kitchen, Holiday Inn Pattaya

Tom Yum Talay Maprow Orn at Flare, Hilton Pattaya Throughout the month of September and October Flare invites you to enjoy the popular Thai spicy and sour soup Tom Yum Talay Maprow Orn. The dish includes tiger prawn, Japanese sea scallop, NZ mussel and young coconut, paired with a selection of vermicelli or egg noodles. Priced at 950 baht net and available daily from 6 to 10:30 pm.

Tradition comes alive as the aroma of roasted almonds and vanilla crème are combined in this classic bee sting torte. Vistas Lobby Lounge is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and is open daily from 9 am to 10 pm.

East Coast Kitchen introduces special set menus from three IHG Culinary Panel ambassadors. The award-winning chefs represent their signature cuisine on the following culinary journey: - Vikas Khanna: India’s hottest celebrity chef - Theo Randall: Rustic Italian cuisine inspired by his childhood trips to Italy - Sam Leong: TV celebrity and face of Chinese/Singapore cuisine Enjoy the tasty trio set menus with price starting from 790 baht net for two courses and from 890 baht net for three courses. Guests will enjoy the second glass of Wolfbass wine free. Available from now until November 15 from 11 am to 10 pm. East Coast Kitchen is located on the 6th floor of Holiday Inn Pattaya Executive Tower.

For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 981.

For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Bee sting torte at Vistas Lobby Lounge, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Jomtien Bead Road Corner of Soi 8

For further information and reservations, contact 038 429 591 or email: email@mantra-pattaya.com.

at Benihana, The Japanese Steakhouse Pattaya

For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email sawitree.seerasa@hilton.com.

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BENIHANA

“It’s a culinary circus, a foodie playground and a piece of gastronomic theatre that hits all the right spots,” say Mick and Di, The Food Lovers… Sake is a Japanese alcoholic drink made of fermented rice, koji and water. In Japanese the word ‘sake’ also means alcoholic beverage in general. It has been the alcoholic beverage of choice for more than 1,000 years and the same distilling methods of yesteryear are still being used to this day. This rich brewing tradition is probably one reason why the Japanese love their sake so much, so where better to hold this unique Sake Tasting event than at Benihana, Pattaya’s favourite teppanyaki steakhouse. So it was with much anticipation and enthusiasm that Mick and I headed out to the second floor of the Royal Garden Plaza’s lifestyle mall to enjoy this rare occurrence. Benihana’s beginnings began with Yunosuke Aoki, a Samurai descendant and entertainer, who along with his wife, Katsu, opened a small coffee shop in Tokyo. The shop was named “Benihana” (red flower in Japanese) after a red safflower that grew in the streets. His eldest son had the

idea to combine Japanese food and entertainment and subsequently the first restaurant opened in New York in 1964 and the Benihana that we know today was born. Benihana Pattaya is under the auspices of the Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa. Its reputation is based on their teppanyaki style of cooking: teppan meaning “steel grill” and yaki “broiled”. Their chefs receive 16 weeks of intensive training before the final accolade of a red kerchief is awarded to confirm their proficiency. Interaction between chef and guests is positively encouraged and the culinary cabaret is great fun, natural and bodacious. Our sake tasting was launched with an introduction from their new director of Sales and Marketing, Hisakazu Sato, followed by the first pouring of the evening. Bijofu was the chosen opener, produced from mixing Bijofu’s popular sparkling sake “Shuwa” with fresh juice of Yuzu and honey, it was a refreshing

opener. Enjoyed with cold Zaru Soba noodles, edamame beans and a wakame seaweed wafer, it was a pleasant foreword for the next five courses (and sakes) to come. A polar fresh platter of an outstanding Chilean oyster and premier sashimi paired with a Yuki No Bosha sake was a beautiful marriage and probably our favourite course of the evening. However a selection of succulent sushi balls, takoyaki (octopus-filled wheat balls) and California rolls was a strong contender. The accompanying sake was a smooth Kirinzan which enhanced and complemented all the various flavours. Skewered scallops and butterfish in an outstanding white miso sauce and beef wrapped enoki mushrooms presented exceptional nuances of essences which were married to the subtleness of a Yuki No Bosha sake. The finale presented our master chef preparing us garlic fried rice and a teppanyaki premier quality beef. Knives (and eggs) were thrown,

flipped, juggled, lobbed and pitched with skill resulting in a delicious bowl of rice and a perfectly grilled piece of beef before his wagon was ceremoniously wheeled to another table. Quite a performance and from the appreciative ovations and cheers that emanated from the surrounding areas we were not the only ones enjoying the Benihana magic. For serious beef aficionados the selection of premier cuts is superb (prices from B.3,250), with the likes of US Porterhouse, Kobe, Australian prime tenderloin, Miyazaki in Grade 4 perfection plus milk-fed Dutch veal, New Zealand venison and a host of other luxury items to tempt the discerning diner. Current promotions offer fun for the kids with personalized instruction from the chef on how to create their own maki set which can then be enjoyed with the family at B.499 net per child.

Yaki Hotate, Butterfish Miso and Niku Rolled Enoki

A WALK IN THE WOODS: REDISCOVERING AMERICA ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL By BILL BRYSON 9781101970881 The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

KINFOLK VOLUME 17 By KINFOLK 9781941815182 A Stylish lifestyle magazine coupled with original essays and stunning editorial photography. Kinfolk volume 17 is the family issue, exploring the difference meanings of the word family and the people who make us who we are.

We had a “funtastic” evening, the food was top-notch, the sakes were more than interesting and proved the perfect accompaniment to this Japanese cuisine. Benihana scores on so many levels having created a totally distinctive ambiance where the preparation of the food is driven by the prowess and skill of its highly trained staff who not only produce the product but entertain, surprise and amuse along the way. It’s a culinary circus, a foodie playground and a piece of gastronomic theatre that hits all the right spots. Visit www.benihanapattaya.com for full menu and prices. Benihana Pattaya 2nd Floor, Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya Second Road Tel: 038 412 420 ext 1395 www.facebook.com/BenihanaPTY

Wakame Wafers and Zaru Soba Noodles


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Anantara to bring its authentic luxury to Sri Lanka

In a uniquely secluded beachfront location along Sri Lanka’s southern coast, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort will blend the private exclusivity of a secret paradise beach with easy access to an abundance of natural wonders and cultural gems when it opens later this year. The allure of the resort is matched by convenient travel; Cinnamon Air offers a daily 30-minute sea-plane flight from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport to Dickwella, a 10-minute drive from the resort. Other transport options include chartering a private flight, helicopter transfers or making use of the resort’s luxury Hybrid SUV transfer

service, a three-and-a-half-hour drive. On arrival, guests will find themselves ensconced in a luxury resort of enchanting Sri Lankan design, set amidst a 21-acre coconut plantation that opens onto a golden sweep of beach and the warm clear waters of the Indian Ocean. 152 guest rooms and villas of indigenous luxury will boast hand-woven custom-made Sri Lankan furnishings and contemporary amenities, al fresco spaces to relax with stunning ocean views, interconnecting options for families and friends, and accommodation for differently abled guests.

120 guest rooms will offer a sumptuous bedroom and luxury bathroom with a rain shower and separate oval bathtub, as well as a terrace or balcony with a daybed and dining furniture overlooking tropical gardens or the ocean. In addition 32 spacious one- and two-bedroom villas entice guests to spend lazy days dipping into their private plunge pool, sunbathing on comfy loungers and dining under the shade and the stars, and inside guests will be able to enjoy a separate living space and deluxe amenities such as a Bose sound system, while the two-bedroom villas also feature an indoor dining room and pantry.

Six restaurant, bar and lounge venues will showcase vibrant island cuisine and delightful colonial customs. Journeys, the all-day international dining restaurant, serves world classics and Sri Lankan, Middle Eastern and Asian specialties in refined a la carte or lavish buffet style, with pool and ocean views. For lunch and dinner, Sri Lankan inspired teppanyaki dining fires up the taste buds at the Verele beach restaurant. After local fishermen have handed over their best fresh catches, the Il Mare chefs create delicious seafood and freshly made pasta dishes, the passions of the Italian coastline are savoured at this cliff-side restaurant. Capturing the Mediterranean’s convivial spirit, tapas and wine degustation menus are a real talking point at El Vino. By day the poolside bar serves refreshing beverages, light bites and sundowner cocktails, and for a charming retreat the lobby lounge offers high tea with a Sri Lankan twist. Guests desiring privacy can order from the extensive in-room and

in-villa dining menu, or indulge in Dining by Design, in which a choice of connoisseur menus and idyllic settings, alongside the services of a personal chef and villa host, ensures the most romantic occasion imaginable. Rooted in Ayurveda, the Anantara Spa will stimulate holistic wellbeing. This ancient healing practice enhances the connection between mind, body and spirit. The spa features eight treatment suites, a reflexology centre and a beauty and hair salon. The resort is an ideal base from which to explore Sri Lanka’s southern attractions including Wewurukannala Vihara temple, the amazing rock temples of Mulkirigala and the Madunagala hot springs. The resort is also close to wildlife reserves and only 30 minutes from Rekawa, a turtle conservation project. Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort Goyambokka Estate, Tangalle, Sri Lanka Tel: +94 11 479 0500 Email: tangalle@anantara.com


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STRONGER, BRIGHTER, FITTER. eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya

Suriya Music Art The Thai company that owns it has been running the business in Pattaya for more than 20 years. The first one is the Suriya Music Centre in South Pattaya, before in partnership with Yamaha Music Japan, then the home decor gift shop, followed by the secondhand Japan items, then 10 months ago another second-hand shop in Sa Kaeo, lastly the Suriya Music Art, which opened just four months ago. The company also has a radio radio station, FM93.50MHz online. Suriya Music Art are not only selling musical instruments but also other items such as ceramics, retro decors, antiques, toy collections, new and second-hand clothing and bags, sport equipment, jewelry, furnishings, hobby items and more. Most come from Japan, Europe, Thailand and Myanmar. Items being sold are 70% new and 30% second hand. Suriya Music Art is surely a shop for all ages. 102/38 Sukhumvit Road, Moo 1 Tambon. Jomtien. District, Sattahip, Chonburi. 20250. Telephone: 038-255446 038-255447 081-762-7348 081-318-2461 E-mail: suriyamusicart@gmail.com Website: suriyamusicart.com

please dial 038 253 000 for inquiries and reservations

Vol. 03 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2015

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Hotel Promotions Share Your #DiscoverAmari contest at Amari Pattaya Amari Pattaya is holding an online photo sharing campaign called “Share Your #DiscoverAmari #AmariPattaya.” All guests can participate by following on Facebook @AmariOceanPattaya @AmariGardenPattaya and on Instagram @AmariPattaya, taking a photo during their stay at Amari Pattaya and uploading the photo on either Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #DiscoverAmari and #AmariPattaya. After guests have finished uploading their photos, they have to show them to staff at ICE Bar, Ocean Tower or Lobby Bar, Garden Wing to receive a free complimentary Oriental Beauty Mocktail drink. The activity officially begins now and ends on November 27, 2015. Every week, Amari Pattaya will select a “Photo of the Week” winner and all winners will have a chance to win the grand prize – a complimentary one-night stay voucher at Amari Pattaya. The winner will be announced on Facebook @ AmariOceanPattaya @AmariGardenPattaya and on Instagram @AmariPattaya in December 2015. For more information, contact 038 418 418.

Conrad Koh Samui introduces the newest Thailand weekend escape offer Conrad Koh Samui is offering luxury travellers a new weekend package to discover the amazing Thailand throughout 2015. Guests who book a four-night weekend stay at Conrad Koh Samui and/or Conrad Koh Samui Residences with the resort’s best available rates will receive a complimentary one-night stay, in addition to the three paid nights. Guests can choose to spend the fourth night for a beach hideaway experience in Koh Samui at Conrad or travel to Bangkok for a one-night weekend stay at Conrad Bangkok to enjoy a city retreat. The resort’s best available rates at Conrad Koh Samui start from 24,000 baht ++ per night for an Ocean-view One-Bedroom Pool Villa. When booking, please request the “Thailand Weekend Escape” package or mention code PR42WE. For reservations, call 077 915 888, email conradkohsamui.reservations@conradhotels. com or visit conradkohsamui.com.

The Ultimate Breakfast Package at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok is offering you the ultimate breakfast deal package with extra benefits at any time and at any grand restaurants of the hotel. Prices of the ultimate breakfast package start at 3,800 baht ++ for Deluxe Room and available from October 1 until December 30, 2015. For reservations, contact Reservation Department via Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4116-19 or email reservationcglb@chr.co.th.

Special offers during the annual vegetarian festival at Amari Phuket The annual vegetarian festival in Phuket will be held from October 13 to 21, 2015. Amari Phuket takes part of this special event by offering a special “Hot Deal” package (promotion code: PKTVGF2015). For a minimum of three-night stay at any room categories, guests will receive a 10 percent discount on the room rate, buffet breakfast and one-way transfer from Amari Phuket to Jui Tui Shrine to be a part of the festival for one time per stay. This package is ready to book starting today and valid from October 13 to 21 with room rate starting at 4,807 baht net. For more information about room reservations, contact 076 340 106-14 ext 8033 and 8034, email reservations.phuket@amari.com or visit website www.amari.com/phuket.


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Vol. 03 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2015

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS

EVEREST

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Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking is a collection of over 120 delicious new recipes that are infused with Gordon’s expertise and skill gleaned from his years in professional kitchens. Divided into chapters to see you through the whole day from weekday breakfasts to Saturday night dinners, the book is all about the pleasure of cooking and sharing the very best home-cooked food with family and friends. In this book Gordon Ramsay is going to prove that however busy you are, it’s still possible to cook stunning food. If you think you can’t cook amazing food at home, think again. Gordon shares recipes for healthy food you’ll need throughout the day, from breakfast, lunch to dinner, presented with simple rules to make home cooking easy, fast, delicious and efficient as possible. Gordon also shares some general tips to make cooking a pleasure. Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking is available at Asia Books. Order online via www.asiabooks.com with free delivery anywhere in Thailand.

After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.

automotive by John K. Lindgren Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com

Sold in more than 160 countries across Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa the Honda CR-V is one of the world's top-selling urban SUVs. Pattaya Today’s Automotive takes the facelifted, refreshed, upgraded Honda CR-V 2.4 EL 4WD for a spin in Bangkok, Pattaya and the provinces. Styling & Practicality: The CR-V midcycle edition is sleeker, wider and a tad longer. A bold new grille with sparkling chrome and gloss black accents gives the front a more aggressive look including the new wraparound twin beam LED daytime running lights. The posterior view shows tall vertical taillights, a roof spoiler and a shark fin antenna. This is Honda's new contemporary design language. Interior: Upgraded, rich-looking, soft touch materials and leather upholstery. Cockpit and cabin boasts of space and creature comforts like the 7-inch touchand swipe-sensitive screen, the i-MID (Intelligent Multi-Information Display), Bluetooth, USB connection, navigator and a much appreciated multi-angle rear view camera (should be standard in all new cars). Plush electric seats for driver

September 17, 2015 Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster Wes Ball T.S. Nowlin, James Dashner Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

and front passenger and rear seats that recline for more comfort. Another practical Honda CR-V feature, the easy-to-use boot or cargo area. The boot extends further to the rear seats, which fold nearly flat just by pulling levers at the side of the passenger seat. Voila! the seats fold seamlessly creating a flat base of 1,146 liters of loading space. Or 589 liters with the rear seats in place. Furthermore, wide tailgate opens lower than the previous generation, making loading larger, bigger stuff easy. Engine/Driveline: Our demo vehicle the top-spec 2.4L i-VTEC pumps out 170 horsepower. The four-cylinder power unit is married to a five-speed automatic gearbox, connected to paddle shifters for a more active, controlled manual gear change drive. The i-VTEC is quiet as a whisper yet with enough oomph for overtaking and cruising effortlessly in the right-hand lane. Slow traffic keep left! Drive: During our test drive in the crowded urban jungle, on long motorway stretches and on twisting minor country roads, the CR-V provided an effortless, dynamic and safe drive. Overtaking and changing lane piece-of-cake thanks to Honda's exclusive safety technology: LaneWatch features dinky camera embedded in the passenger side mirror that puts a live video stream of the car's

September 24, 2015 Jake Gyllenhaal, Elizabeth Debicki, Keira Knightley Baltasar Kormákur William Nicholson, Simon Beaufoy Adventure | Drama | Thriller

A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

The HONDA CR-V Born 1995 Still Going Strong Family 4WD SUV with Class, Capacity and Capability

blind spot on the 7-inch screen. Drivers don't need to depend on the right side mirror and a glance over the shoulder (stiff neck) to make a lane change. During some soft off-roading up-country the CR-V's 4WD real-time traction, the 170 mm ground clearance and the hill-start assist (release brakes on steep incline, no fear!) impressed Pattaya Today’s Automotive team. So, if you want sedan ride quality and comfort with SUV versatility and safety plus high resale value is Honda CR-V still the pick-of-the-pack, the top-of-the-heap family-friendly SUV? You decide. There's a big Honda showroom opposite Ambassador City Jomtien hotel. Honda CR-V 2.4 EL 4WD Price: 1,580,000 baht Engine: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder Power: 170 hp Torque: 225 Nm Transmission: 5-speed auto, front-wheel drive Average fuel consumption: 12 km/l Top speed: 190 km/h www.honda.co.th


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Workshop at Holiday Inn Pattaya A place to get creative and get things done Holiday Inn Pattaya offers a wide range of meeting room options tailored to every need, which includes the first design concept for meetings and events in Pattaya – Workshop.

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oliday Inn Executive Tower’s meeting and function facility – Workshop – features an industrial setting containing all tools needed for serious work with the imagination-firing ambience of an artist’s studio. The space includes Pattaya’s first full-fledged auditorium facility within a hotel. Spacious 115-square-metre venue is suitable for small meetings, concert and events including presentations and lectures. The space comes with theatre-style seating with capacity for up to 60 persons. The venue’s advanced audio-visual system furthermore guarantees an engaging and entertaining event.

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Business News Wyndham Hotel Centara Grand Mirage Group boosts Ramada Beach Resort Pattaya presence in Thailand appoints PR manager Andre Brulhart, area general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, announced the appointment of Sunee Robinson as Public Relations manager. Sunee graduated with a master’s degree in mass communication from Chulalongkorn University. She worked in media communication with many companies before

changing her career into the hotel business. She started working with Centara Hotels and Resorts in 2011 as Public Relations manager at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Then, with the same position at A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya in 2013. She returns to Centara Grand Mirage assuming her former position as Public Relations manager.

Bangkok Airways voted Top 10 Airline Worldwide by SmartTravelAsia.com Building upon the company’s strategic efforts to grow its Ramada® brand in key markets throughout Southeast Asia, Wyndham Hotel Group announced the opening of the 206-room Ramada Phuket Deevana in the heart of Thailand’s lively Patong Beach. The 1-billion-baht development, owned by Deevana Hotels and Resorts Co, Ltd, provides a serene escape in the bustling beach town and offers Deluxe rooms, Premier rooms and Junior suites, all with private balconies. The contemporary resort joins four additional Ramada properties currently open and

operating in Thailand, a popular spot for international travellers with the country’s Department of Tourism charting more than 2 million visitors monthly. Because of its consistently high appeal to travellers worldwide, Thailand is a key country in Wyndham Hotel Group’s development strategy for the region. The opening of Ramada Phuket Deevana also follows the June opening of Wyndham’s first mixeduse property in Asia, Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket, which accommodates hotel guests as well as timeshare owners through CLUB WYNDHAM ASIA®.

Abu Dhabi’s largest real estate consumer show opens up new arena for Thai properties Abu Dhabi’s largest real estate consumer show opens up new arena for Thai properties The International Real Estate and Investment Show (IREIS) 2015 in Abu Dhabi October 29-31 is open to participation by Thailand property and business entities. The three-day exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is seen as an excellent platform to attract international investments. It will feature events such as international conferences, country/

project presentations, business network meetings and investor meets. The organizer calls the Middle East a new market to attract investments to Thai projects from those looking to invest or live in the Kingdom, which claims 9.5 million expats. It is a favorite tourist destination for UAE residents. UAE investors maintained their leading position in real estate transactions not only from the region but across the globe, and seek real estate

SmartTravelAsia.com has revealed the winners of their prestigious travel poll called "Best in Travel 2015." The poll involved millions of travelers from around the world voting for their favorite travel brands. This year Bangkok Airways is cited as Top 10 Airline Overall Worldwide and is also ranked the 5th Best Airline for Cabin Service Worldwide. ML Nandhika Varavarn (second from right), vice president – Corporate Communications of Bangkok Airways said, "This recognition illustrates Bangkok Airways’ commitment to highquality service provided for all passengers. It is yet another achievement this year for Bangkok Airways to be included in the top 10 airlines overall worldwide." "On behalf of everyone at Bangkok Airways, I would like to

thank all the voters who casted their vote for us at SmartTravelAsia.com, and most importantly I would like to express my appreciation to all of our staffs whose dedication to excel in complete airline services has been truly recognized. We promise to keep up with our service to provide the highest standards to underline our commitment to be Asia's Boutique Airline." ML Nandhika added.

Picture also shows from left: Songkrot Palakawong Na Ayuthaya, director – Corporate Affairs and Events of Bangkok Airways, and Vijay K Verghese, editor and director of Dancing Wolf Media (SmartTravelAsia.com). For more information and reservations visit www.bangkokair. com or contact 24-hour Call Center at 02 270 6699.

investment opportunities especially in emerging markets like Thailand. IREIS 2014 witnessed 84 exhibitors from 22 countries and 4,306 visitors from 75 countries

with spot sales worth US $110 million, creating more leads for future business. IREIS is supported by various government departments, business promotion

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Legal & Expat Money

LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

BUILDING PERMIT

Unlocking Capital…..

What is a building permit? A building permit is a license issued by the Division of Public Works of the local municipality, that legally authorizes the owner or his/her agent to commence construction according to the plan submitted. The issuance of a building permit provides building officials with the means to enforce the requirements of the Building Control Act and other applicable standards to ensure strict compliance.

Unlocking cash from existing offshore assets and raising the bar on equity release schemes. So what do you do if you want to buy overseas property perhaps to live in, perhaps to retire to, or to generate rent from to supplement your other income? You don’t want to empty your bank accounts of your savings or sell your portfolio holdings, and vendor or developer finance is not an option. Well, before you abandon the idea completely, it is perhaps worth looking at your asset column for alternative ways of freeing up capital that you can put to work elsewhere.

Why is a building permit required? Under Thai law, it is necessary to obtain authorization from the local administration for any construction, alteration, and demolition of buildings. Building permits are required to ensure that building safety standards and zoning requirements are satisfied for the general safety of the public. Zoning is a system of developing a city or district plan in which various geographic areas (zones) are restricted to certain uses and development, such as residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural, parks, schools and other purposes. To avoid problems in the future, it is necessary to check the zoning regulations of the specific area as several zoning restrictions may apply. They may include some or all of the following depending on the district: • Height and width of the structure • Building lot size • Distance from the shore and to another property • The use of the structure (residential, commercial, industrial) • Height of land above sea level • Type and color of roof When is a building permit required? A building permit is required when: 1. Constructing a new building 2. Altering an existing building by changing the structure of the building such as size, shape, proportion, weight support and the materials used for construction 3. Destructing or relocating a building 4. Changing the usage of a building 5. Modifying or using the parking, U-turn, car entrance and/or exit for another purpose How long does the building permit approval process take? The consideration for the approval of a building permit application for a 2-storey residential building takes a maximum of 20 days, excluding the length of time to amend the building plan. The consideration for the approval of a building permit application for a large commercial building

takes 33 days, excluding the period needed to amend the building plan. What can result from not obtaining a building permit? Commencing any construction work without the proper building permit is deemed illegal and is punishable by law with fine or imprisonment. If the construction work violates or fails to comply with the Building Control Act requirements or is not in accordance with the approved building plan, the local municipality shall have the power to either order a demolition or to issue a stop-work order. When the latter is ordered, the license holder, within reasonable time, shall then be compelled to correct and re-submit the building plan for approval. What information and documents are required in support of a Building Permit Application? • A copy of the identification cards of the applicant and landowner • Building plan • Land title deed • Certificate of incorporation • Company documents (issued within the last six months) • Consent to build adjacent wall (if using a common wall) • Written permission of the design/calculation engineer and architect with a copy of a valid professional license • Details of the sewage system and its calculation • Water treatment system, if building a hospital, market, or industrial factory • Permission to control the allocated land space for construction • Approved plan of land development project • Calculation for building structure Can a building permit be in a foreigner's name? A foreigner can be issued a building permit in his/her name. Although foreigners are not permitted to own land in Thailand, they are not prohibited from owning the structure on it. How long is a building permit valid? Building permits are valid for one year from the date of issuance and can be renewed on a yearly basis for three years.

Home equity loans Releasing equity (the difference between an outstanding mortgage if any and the current value) from your existing overseas property is a well documented method of raising cash via a traditional re-mortgage facility. This is worth looking into if you have some equity as well as easy access to a friendly lender who is not allergic to expatriates! If however, you do not own a property with equity, then there are other ways to access capital. Asset-backed lending from offshore portfolio structures Many expatriates and/or retirees living overseas will already have an offshore investment structure or portfolio bond that has over the years, with ad hoc top ups and investment returns, risen to a valuation of 500,000 USD or more. In many cases, that can be used as security to provide access to a cash loan, secured by the portfolio itself. A lending ratio of 50 percent loan to value would, in this example, release $250,000 cash lent to the investor on a rolling term basis. The underlying assets in the portfolio would have to be of a low risk nature at outset to qualify, and then be conservatively managed going forward, but even so could well still provide a return higher than the interest cost of the loan in the current environment. There are risks involved: if the portfolio valuation were to fall below a certain limit which could in theory lead to a margin call from the lender, so a word of caution here is to avoid holding cross currency loans and risky stocks or funds inside the portfolio. That said, the days of lending against highly aggressive portfolios are largely in the past now as we enter a new world of cautious lending strategies being adopted by banks. Many will now only look to be lending against low to moderate risk assets such as blue chip stocks, investment grade bonds, government gilts, and professionally managed unit trusts. One of the main benefits of asset-backed lending of course is that the security that you put up for the loan remains invested even after the loan proceeds have been released to you – whether that be the portfolio or the first property. If your loan is costing 5 percent a year in interest, and your portfolio is conservatively managed yet still returns 7-8 percent pa, then this can be a very viable option. An experienced investment professional should be able to properly structure your portfolio, prior to submission of a loan application, to maximize the chances of success. With proper ongoing monitoring and a full understanding of the risks involved and how to mitigate them, this can be a very powerful tool for individuals seeking cash funding for new ventures or who would like to buy a property in Thailand with cash. Important Note - This article contains general information only and is not intended to be taken as specific financial, investment, or tax advice. A personal analysis should always be obtained. Tim Whiteley of IFA International has over 25 years as an IFA, advising international investors and expatriates, both onshore UK, and offshore in Asia. With offices in Bangkok, and regular client visits to Pattaya, IFA specialises in wealth protection services, offshore trusts, QROPS UK pension transfers and QNUPS, creating tailor-made investment solutions for individuals around the world. IFA International does NOT provide discretionary portfolio management, securities advice, forex trading, or local brokerage / insurance products. The services that IFA International Group provides are for international investors and expatriates only and are not applicable to local nationals. This is NOT a solicitation to sell or market securities. Questions to the author can be directed to: timwhiteley@ifainternationalgroup.com


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Property

Thailand Property Awards 2015 Great winners of the past!

The Thailand Property Awards 2015 judge’s scoring for Best Developer, Best Condominium, Best Villa and Best Designed Developments throughout the Kingdom of Thailand are all in and the finalists have been posted. Their names will be revealed at today’s Property Awards Gala dinner at the Athenee Crystal Hall, Plaza Athenee Bangkok.

So while we are waiting to see just who will be the ‘best of the best’ this year, I thought that it might be interesting to revisit some past events to look at some of the Eastern Seaboard great winners.

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

It should be noted that initially the regional awards did not exist and, in fact, until 2007 the event had only 13 awards, all of which were national and went to Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui. In 2008 various regions such as the Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Phuket, and Koh Samui were individually awarded trophies. Even more recently, Khaow Yai and Chiang Mai were added to the mix. Yes, the Thailand Property Awards event has grown a lot over the past ten years and the Eastern Seaboard has made its mark on the very popular awards event and in a very big way. That first year that we had the Eastern Seaboard awards category was 2008 and it was Raimon Land’s Northpoint Condominium that won the Luxury Condominium category, and Jate Sopitpongstorn, representing Horseshoe Point’s The Residence, accepted the award for the Best Villa Development Eastern Seaboard category. The following year proved equally successful for the Eastern Seaboard with the Daika Estate Co. Ltd. taking the Best Luxury Condominium award for the Sanctuary Wong Amat Condominium and the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Villa Development award and Thailand’s Green Development award were accepted by Jate Sopitpongstorn for The Village at Horseshoe Point. The year 2010 was probably the most memorable and most successful year to date with the gala dinner awards presentation starting off with the Raimon Land’s Northpoint Condominium winning its second Best Luxury Condo award, and what was thought at the time to never happen again anywhere in Thailand was the Horseshoe Point’s unforgettable ‘Triple Crown’ win. By the end of the 2010 Thailand Property Awards gala dinner, Jate Sopitpongstorn had already walked up onto center stage three times to pick up Horseshoe Point’s Best Villa Development Eastern Seaboard award, Thailand’s Green Development award and the elusive Thailand’s Best Villa Development award. Now that was a fantastic evening and that was the night that the entire Kingdom knew that the Eastern seaboard was not only a major contender in Thailand’s residential real estate industry but a very close second

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to Bangkok, with Horseshoe Point having won the Triple Crown and especially the Best Villa Development Thailand award. At that time, the only award not yet claimed by the Eastern Seaboard was Thailand’s Best Luxury Condo award, but in the following years the entire country was going to see the rise of the Eastern Seaboard’s own super luxury high rise condominiums. The year 2011 brought a record five awards to one development--which has not been done since and is going to be very hard to match. That achievement went to the Koh Kood-based Six Senses Sonevakiri. On behalf of the developer, Benjawan Sudhikam picked up trophies for the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Villa Development, Best Residential Architectural Design, Best Residential Interior Design, Thailand’s Green Development award and Thailand’s Best Villa Development Award. The year 2012 brought forth two of the Eastern Seaboard’s most established and successful luxury property developers: the Siam Royal View Group and Rony Fineman’s Nova Group. That evening the Best Villa Development Eastern Seaboard award went to Siam Royal View’s Marina Villas on Koh Chang, with a very proud and deserving Roland Steiner accepting the award, followed by Rony Fineman and Kobi Elbaz who picked up the Best Luxury Condominium Eastern Seaboard award for The Cliff Condominium. Following the Northpoint Condo a few years earlier, it was now very clear to the rest of Thailand that the Eastern Seaboard was on the march building luxury high rise condominiums that were of world class architectural design. The year 2013 was no different as the first Eastern seaboard award went to Silk Road Place for their charming and very well executed village of modern family friendly homes and gardens. Next up on center stage was Winston Gale on behalf of himself and co-developer partner Rony Fineman and the Nova Group. Yes, two years in a row the Nova Group was picking up yet another Best Luxury Condominium Eastern Seaboard award for our area’s next ‘best of the best’ luxury condominiums, The Palm Wongamat Beach. Last year we had yet another record

Our very special thanks to Clayton Wade, managing director of Pattaya’s Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., for preparing this Pattaya Today column. Clayton Wade is managing director of Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., the Eastern Seaboard’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals, and managing director of Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd. Clayton Wade has been running Premier Homes with his wife, Khun Supap, for more than 19 years. He has been in the real estate industry going on 29 years, having started his career in the United States where he was licensed and practiced both real estate sales and property management in Seattle, Washington.

Wade is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and a CIPS certification instructor with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States and a current board member with the Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand. He also is a council member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, the New York-based international research and consulting firm, and is a registered consultant with the Coleman Research Group in Hong Kong. He has been a national panel judge with the Thailand Property Awards for many years. Having done business successfully in the Eastern Seaboard/Pattaya area for nearly 20 years, Clayton Wade is known throughout the AsiaPacific region for his public speaking and television presentations as well as having written regularly for

in that the Nova Group became the first development to win the Best Development award three years in a row and with three different projects. On that night, Fineman and Elbaz walked to center stage and accepted the award for Best Development Eastern Seaboard for the Amari Residence Condominium, thus making Thai real estate history. Another great ‘feel good’ award that evening was when Terry Collins of The Vineyards La Residence III proudly accepted the award for Eastern Seaboard’s Best Villa Development after having been highly commended in several previous years. The Thailand Property Awards 2015 is going to be another very exciting event as we have three exceptional battles for the coveted Best Developments Eastern Seaboard. First is the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Villa Development award which is going to be exciting in that we have four of our area’s best foreign developers competing for the Best Villa Development award. Due to the fact that we had so many top-quality condominium developments that entered this year, the Eastern Seaboard was allowed to have two Best Condominium awards categories--Best Luxury Condominium and Best Affordable Condominium; there is strong competition in both categories. Watch out, Bangkok, as the Eastern Seaboard is after that Best Luxury Condominium Thailand trophy and one of these days…it’s going to happen! leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at clayton@premierinternational.com.


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Workshop at Holiday Inn Pattaya The Workshop’s Media Hub ensures access to quick communication by laptop and phone as part of a fully integrated pre-function area, which likewise includes large open-air terrace ideal for cocktail receptions of up to 80 guests. Three meeting rooms, enhanced by natural daylight, are highly configurable and can be arranged for classrooms, theatre, banquet or cocktail functions accommodating 18 to 195 people. Boardroom facility also available. The entire Workshop space likewise functions as main coffee break and snack area for all meeting facilities. Special Meeting Package Book your next meeting in Pattaya to experience the concept meeting space at Workshop with special meeting packages on

offer. The full-day premium meeting package priced at 1,600 baht net per person includes two coffee breaks and lunch from IHG Culinary Ambassador menu while the half-day meeting package priced at 1,400 baht net per person includes one coffee break and lunch from IHG Culinary Ambassador menu. All meetings receive free internet throughout the day. Contact Holiday Inn Pattaya’s Events Team for bookings and more information. Workshop Holiday Inn Pattaya Executive Tower 463/68, 463/99 Pattaya Sai 1 Road Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 725 555 www.holidayinn-pattaya.com

Stamford International University introduces Event Management program for MICE industry Stamford International University, a member of Laureate International Universities, has collaborated with Impact Exhibition Management Company, Muang Thong Thani Center, one of the top five exhibition centers in Asia, to co-develop the Event Management program. The MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry in Thailand has an increasing need of trained staff and the program is designed to satisfy that need and grow the MICE labor workforce to meet international standards. It has the potential to generate a national income of more than 1 trillion baht per year. The program will also raise the quality of MICE staff in Thailand to an internationally competitive level. Gilles Mahe, CEO of Laureate International Universities Thailand, explained, “We have a clear direction in developing the potential of our graduates. According to a survey conducted by lecturers at Stamford International University on the possibility of getting a job in the AEC, the three most crucial factors for recruitment includes on-thejob skills or direct work experience of graduates, English language proficiency, which is an important factor, and technological know-how

and its application on the job. Therefore, these three factors will be the main basis in the course/ program development between the University and Impact and signifies the university’s intention to address the issues of the labor market. The Event Management program is the first and only program offered in Thailand where the course is designed by experts in the MICE industry such as Impact. The program, therefore, focuses on fulfilling the potential of new graduates and raises the level of experience in the MICE industry

thanks to internship projects with Impact. Graduates will receive quality education and an intensive on-the-job learning experience along with English proficiency. Additionally, graduates learn in a multicultural environment while studying at Stamford International University. This provides a perfect platform for the ASEAN Economic Community as many corporations are looking for graduates with not just English language skills but also personnel with an international mindset and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.


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Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court.

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Houses for Sale

Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) Fabulous 5 Bedrooms Lakeside Home! Selling Price 24.95 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 380 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or

visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3346) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6536) G re a t F a m i l y H o m e Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the

Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Ta d a r a w a d i Vi l l a g e For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR5758) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 35 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by

Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6407) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5796) East Pattaya - Offered at below market price in this very popular modern gated community is this partially furnished single storey family house located on a corner plot giving added privacy. The property is 160 sqm offering 2 bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with 50” new Panasonic LCD TV with sound system and karaoke, 364 sqm gardens, car parking, communal pool, sauna, fitness, kiddies garden, beautiful lake with fish, CCTV, 24/7 security and just 10 minutes to central Pattaya. Price: 4m Bt. Website Ref: HSES135. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

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HOUSES FOR SALE

Exceptional Home at a Fantastic Price! Selling Price 8.5 Million Baht Reduced from 13.5 Million Baht! 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 164 Sqm interior/135 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! (PR2567) Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5035) Fabulous 5 Bedrooms Lakeside Home! Selling Price 24.95 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 6 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 380 TLW. (PR3346) Stunning New 8 Bedroom Beachfront! Selling Price 65 Million Baht, 8 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 650 Sqm/850 TLW. (PR6536) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW. (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. (PR6075) Beautiful Home in Tadarawadi Village For Sale! Selling Price 42,075,000 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom /4 Bathrooms, 526 TLW/769 Sqm. (PR5758) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 35 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. (PR5052) Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR6407) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (PR4516) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. (PR5796)

HOUSES FOR RENT

Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW. (PR4606) The Award Winning Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/200 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. (PR5961) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm./133 TLW. (PR5025) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/125 TLW. (PR6902) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai. (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. (PR6999)

CONDOS FOR SALE

Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm. (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm. (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm. (PR1667) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm. (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm. (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. (PR4990) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR6369) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 14.375 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. (PR3990) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. (PR6646) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm. (PR4979)

CONDOS FOR RENT

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. (PR0689) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. (PR6896) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. (PR5338)

LAND FOR SALE

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah. (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 23 Million 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0718)

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Fantastic Investment with Great Rental Return! 12 Million Baht only for Five (5) spacious 160 square meter 3 bedroom 3 bathroom multiplex houses on 37 Tarang Wah (148 square meters) of land each. That is only 2.4 Million Baht per house! All five (5) houses are currently rented and bringing in 80,000 baht per month total. (PR6164) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! 8 Guest Suites all with en suite Bathrooms! Americana Antiques in Every Guest Suite! Over 2 Rai of Beautiful Gardens (847 TLW) Absolutely Gorgeous Swimming Pool! 1950’s Rock n Roll era Siam Country Club Roadside Restaurant. (PR5796)

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Houses for Rent

(ptmhfr-h0715) OCCASION: Beautiful To w n h o u s e ( S o u t h Pattaya). 2 minutes to city or beach, peaceful and green environment, superbly fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 televisions, ADSL, 4 aircondition, garage. Contact: 092 647 1521 Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4606) T h e Aw a r d Wi n n i n g Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.

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premierinternational.com (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/200 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5961) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm./133 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5025) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms,

300 Sqm/125 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6902) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601)

Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6999) East Pattaya - Located on a spacious corner plot in this popular, quiet and secure village less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road and Central Pattaya, the single storey property is offered living area 150 sqm, land area 390 sqm, fully

FOR SALE: GUESTHOUSE & BAR • CENTRAL LOCATION PATTAYA • 4-STOREY, DOUBLE UNIT • LARGE GROUND FLOOR BAR • LARGE EXTERNAL TERRACE • JACUZZI SUITE • 6 LARGE RENTAL ROOMS • 1 ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT with LARGE ENSUITE & SEPARATE KITCHEN (Suitable for owner or could rent out) • 1 STUDIO APARTMENT FOR STAFF • FULLY FURNISHED with ALL BAR EQUIPMENT • 3 + 3 YEAR LEASE AVAILABLE & NO KEY MONEY.

SALE PRICE: THB 2.3 million Any reasonable offer considered Contact Tel: 0872835349 Email: sven.tbac@gmail.com

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furnished with 3 bedrooms all with Flat screen TV, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, living room with large LCD TV, dining area, landscaped tropical gardens, communal pool and clubhouse, 24/7 security. An ideal property for those looking for a quiet and secure village yet near to all amenities. Rent: 30,000 Bt per month on 1 year lease. Website Ref: HSERxxx. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

Condos for Sale

View Talay Building 1B, 13 th Floor Jomtien Side for Lovely Sea Views. 32 sqm studio just been decorated, nice big Euro kitchen, fridge freezer, all matching furniture, big screen TV, new A/C. This condominium is located right near the main Jomtien to Pattaya Road. Ideal for buses and taxis and ideal for renting. Nice big swimming pool, bars and shops. Don’t miss it! For only 1,450,000 baht. In foreign name. Call: 084 529 9939 Porchland Condominium Jomtien 800 Meters to Beach. Lovely 38 sqm, 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1 lounge, 1 bathroom unit with beautiful lake views from the balcony. Fully furnished with nice Euro kitchen, fridge freezer, 2 big screen TVs, 2 A/Cs, everything as new. Building only 2 years old, lovely swimming pool, fitness center. Private sale. Only 1,390,000 baht in foreign name. Call Alan: 087 139 1570

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Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 127 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. The price has been reduced for immediate sale and is a very good value for someone looking for a breat beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6471) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5559)


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Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1667) Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private

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viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4990) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6369)

Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 14.375 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3990) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6646) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4979) View Talay Residence – FIRE SALE. Superbly finished and stylishly furnished throughout this new 1 bedroom condo offers European kitchen, huge luxury bathroom with shower and bath tub, open plan lounge and dining area, large wrap round front corner balcony overlooking the communal pool and excellent security. These new stylish low rise buildings are extremely popular, ideally located in the heart of Jomtien on Jomtien 2nd Road just 150m from Jomtien Beach and the Night plaza with numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. This unit has been reduced in price to sell, in foreign name. Price: 3.99m Bt. Ref Code: CDOS069. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienproperty.com www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Atlantis – A new resort style low rise development ideally located just 300m from Jomtien Beach. This

high floor pool facing front corner unit offers 1 bedroom with fitted wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, balcony, huge lagoon style communal pool with Jacuzzis, kiddies’ pool and slides. Fitness, sauna, restaurants, key card entry, 24/7 security. Price: 2.579m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS941. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattayajomtien-property.com Jomtien Beach Rimhad - The owner has carried out a very nice renovation, with stylish furnishings and fittings over 56 sqm offering 1 bedroom, 1 luxury bathroom with new LG washing machine, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area with large LCD TV and sound system, office, 2 balconies, communal pool, fitness, cafes, laundry, 24/7 security and just 300m to Jomtien Beach. Great value for money, probably the best one bedroom available in these popular buildings. Price: 2.5m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS835. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattayajomtien-property.com View Talay Residence These ever popular modern low rise buildings are ideally located just 150m from Jomtien Beach and 75m from the Night Plaza and fresh food market. This 55 sqm studio really is one of the best value for money studios we have offered. Stylishly furnished throughout, spacious living area with built-in wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, large European kitchen, large balcony overlooking the communal pool, sauna, 24/7 security and close to all amenities and taxis. For Sale: 3.2m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS885. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

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Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co.,

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Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 168 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0689) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/ Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6896)

Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5338) View Talay Residence - Ideally located 100m from the new Jomtien Night Plaza and 150m from Jomtien Beach, this spacious high floor corner unit with pool and sea views offering 1 large bedroom with built-in wardrobes and flat screen L C D T V, l u x u r i o u s bathroom with shower and bath tub, European kitchen with microwave, open plan living room and dining area, large 40” flat screen TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi internet, huge wrap-around balcony with balcony furniture, communal pool, key card entry, 24/7 security and numerous restaurants, shops, fresh food market, bars and taxis outside the building. For Rent: 30,000 Bt high season, 27,000 Bt low season or 25,000 Bt per month on a long term lease. Website Ref: CDOR328. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. c o m . w w w. p a t t a y a jomtien-property.com


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sqm landscaped gardens, covered car parking, alarm and CCTV, just 3km to Sukhumvit Road. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS242. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. c o m . w w w. p a t t a y a jomtien-property.com

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Ref: PLVS198. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. c o m . w w w. p a t t a y a jomtien-property.com Huay Yai - So much is included in this great value buy 190 sqm detached villa built to European standards with block walls, white Upvc windows and doors, ceramic tile floors. Offering 3 en-suite bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms, high gloss European kitchen with center isle work top, Franke oven and dishwasher, open plan living room and dining area opening up to the 8m x 4m pool and terrace, ceiling fans in every room, garage with remote electronic doors. Price: 5.95m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS241. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Ban Amphur - FIRE SALE POOL VILLA: A really great buy, a spacious and stylishly furnished 450 sqm two storey villa offering 5 en-suite bedrooms, 5 luxurious bathrooms, white gloss European kitchen with center isle, open plan living room and dining area, office, private pool with pool side terrace and covered patio, large 680

Pool Villas for Sale

Jomtien - Fully furnished 124 sqm single storey pool villa in a private cul-de-sac development just 800m from Jomtien Beach. 3 bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, large open plan living room and dining area, private pool, covered terrace, 280 sqm land. Price: 4.6m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS270. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. c o m . w w w. p a t t a y a jomtien-property.com Bang Saray - A brand new unfurnished 154 sqm single storey pool villa ideally located in a quiet residential area of Bang Saray village and just 500m to the un-spoilt beach. The villa has been built to European standards offering 3 bedrooms with the two main rooms having direct access to the pool, 3 luxurious bathrooms, a white fully fitted European kitchen with oven and gas hobs, open plan living room and dining area with stepceiling and dimmer lights, private pool, poolside terrace, covered parking with remote electronic gate. A great value pool villa close to the beach. Price: 7.9m Bt. Website

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Pool Villa For Rent – Jomtien - Located in this exclusive new development near to the new Jomtien 2nd Road this modern design single storey pool villa is stylishly finished and furnished throughout offering 2 ensuite bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, 125 sqm , land area 210 sqm ,high gloss European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, UPVC windows, private pool, poolside sun terrace, car parking, small park outside the property, 24/7 security and just 700m to the food market and shops and 1km to Jomtien Beach. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies. Rent: 55,000Bt for 6 month lease or 48,000 Bt for 1 year contract. Website Ref: PLVR289. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienp r o p e r ty. c o m . www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com East Jomtien - Located in a quiet village off Soi Chaiyapruk is this new build fully furnished 80 sqm single storey pool villa, 2 en-suite bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms, large European kitchen, open plan living roomdining area, terrace, 7m x 4m private pool, underground water storage, parking with remote roller shutter doors, 24/7 security and just 5 minutes from Makro and Tesco Lotus. Great value. Rent: 30,000 Bt on 1 year lease. Website Ref: PLVR346 . Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. c o m . w w w. p a t t a y a jomtien-property.com Bang Saray – A large and spacious family single storey corner plot 250 sqm pool villa stylishly furnished throughout in a quiet and secure village just 1.2km from the beach, offering 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan living

room with dining area, private lagoon style swimming pool with water features and children’s slide, poolside terrace, covered terrace, 664 sqm walled secluded landscaped gardens, secure covered parking for 2 cars, remote garage gates, alarm system, communal pool, fitness, 24/7 security. Rent: 35,000 Bt on 1 year lease. Website Ref: PLVR359 . Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. c o m . w w w. p a t t a y a jomtien-property.com

Land for Sale

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 23 Million 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) East Pattaya – Soi Siam Country Club - A rectangle cleared walled plot of 3 rai, electric and water straight outside, seller already holds plans for 95 room apartment building or can do small exclusive pool villa development. Price reduced: 12.95m Bt. Website Ref: LAND164. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienp r o p e r ty. c o m . w ww. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Central Pattaya – 150m from Central Festival. A 42 sw rectangle plot in a small Soi just 150m from Central Festival ideal for

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small hotel or serviced apartments, not possible to find land this low price so close to the center. Price: 9m Bt. Website Ref: LAND104. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. c o m . w w w. p a t t a y a jomtien-property.com H u a y Ya i R o a d - A rectangle plot of 359 sw, electric and water straight outside, already have outline plans for small exclusive pool villa development and seller also has an identical adjoining plot for sale at same price, total of 718 sw. Price: 3.5m Bt each plot. Website Ref: LAND166. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattaya-jomtienpropert y.com. www. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Bang Saray - A 538 tw plot just 300m from the beach, ideal for luxurious 5-Star pool villas. Price: 17m Bt. Website Ref: L A N D x x x . Te l : 0 8 5 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. c o m . w w w. p a t t a y a jomtien-property.com

Job Vacancies

The Ranch Steak House Requires Manager, Steak Chef, Steak Sous Chef, Pizza Chef, Captain, Bartender, Welcome Staff. Interested call Mr Danny

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at 081 949 8702 Experienced Sales Person / Customer Service Wanted. We are looking for a female who is interested to work in a property industry. Requirements: Good written and spoken English / Chinese / Russian. Must be customer service-oriented. Must be sales driven, enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume to john@ citygardenpattaya.com or call 0903855595.

Vehicles for Sale

To y o t a Ti g e r S p o r t s Cruiser. 4-door truck 2002. Champagne gold over silver. Powered by Toyota 4-litre 24 valve 4 cam V8, runs on LPG or Benzine, with automatic gear box and overdrive, raised suspension, new front and rear shockers, new front and rear stabiliser bars, new 17” alloy wheels. New interior, carpets and headlining. The bodywork is 100% immaculate with no marks, TV with power AMP, chrome roll over bar and much more. This must be the finest available. Looks, goes and sounds awesome. All these for only 340,000 baht. Call 084 529 9939 Beautiful Toyota Camry ’05. Drive only 79,000km. Colour Silver blue. Have many extras, Car look like new… Best price only 280,000 THB. Tel: 087 025 9711.

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Youth Focus Differences between teaching foreign students and Chinese students

by Lei Chen

I currently teach mandarin to Pre-school B through Year 7 students (aged from 3-12 years old) at Mooltripakdee International School (MIS). In MIS kids are from Thailand, the US, the UK, Korea, Russia, Finland, and the Philippines. Before I came to Thailand I was in Los Angeles teaching kids from 3-12 years old. They were born in the US but were from Chinese or Vietnamese families. From both of these two experiences teaching abroad I have noticed that there are some differences between Chinese students and others. any mistakes students would point it out in class. Some teachers may find it embarrassing, but I like this kind of student because if they could recognize a teacher’s mistake it means that they have fully mastered what the teacher has taught. And you actually should thank this student for correcting you so that you wouldn’t mislead other students.

1. Belief in authority I found that foreign (non-Chinese) students are more likely to think freely. They don’t believe in authority blindly but can question and challenge authority. In China students think that everything that the teachers or experts say is correct and nobody could question them. But foreign students question everything, so they are better at critical thinking. If the teachers made

2. Class management and control Compared to Chinese students, foreign students are harder to control in class. Chinese students are born to be hardworking learners, they are educated by school and their parents to study hard and brainwashed about the importance of their academic performance at school. They got used to the teacher-centered way of teaching with teachers doing most of the work in class, talking all the time, and students sitting there listening and making notes. They

New records as GIS announces IB results Students from Garden International School (GIS) are celebrating record examination results. In May, students sat their final examinations for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. The results have been released, and show that 100 percent of GIS students achieved 24 points or more. The total of 24 points is the

normal pass mark for the Diploma. Top scorer was Sarah Chi, with total points of 41 out of 45, which places her in the top 3 percent of students worldwide. Sarah started at GIS as an ESL (English as a Second Language) student but quickly progressed. The score of 41 is the joint highest-ever for a female student at GIS. Sarah is now

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going to the US to study at the world-famous University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Also doing well was Yeen, who scored 38 points, a record score for a Thai student at GIS. Yeen is now going to study at Durham University in England. In addition, Yashvanth Suri gained 36 points and is now heading to the world-famous

learn everything through listening to the teachers and taking notes. So Chinese students have a longer span of attention and therefore the class is easier to control. Foreign students learn things through doing. They like to discuss in groups, play games, and complete projects so they get bored very easily. To teach foreign students you have to try your best to make your class more fun. If students feel bored they start to talk or play and the class becomes very hard to control. 3. Be responsible for your own future During my practical teaching, I found that foreign students are more likely to know what they want and they are responsible for their own study. I usually check each student’s work in class after they complete their work, but when we don’t have enough time students fight each other to be checked first since they are worried if their work isn’t be checked. But Chinese students would be happy to know that their work wouldn’t be checked because they are scared to find out their mistakes. However, you have to know that only when your mistakes are found out you could correct them and improve, and please remember that you study for yourself not for the teacher. 4. Separate students into different groups In the west, students are separated into different groups according to their levels and they would be taught different things using different textbooks. In the Chinese education system all students in one class learn from the same textbook. No matter if you could catch up with other students or not they are taught the same thing. If you couldn’t catch up you would fail the exam. But western education

Purdue University in the US. The average grade for students was just over 5 out of 7 and the average points score by Diploma students was 33. Overall, there was a pass mark of 94 percent, another record for GIS. IB Coordinator Ian Fraser said, "To have such a high pass rate and so many outstanding performances shows why so many parents choose to send their children to GIS to study IB. This is a very challenging course and I am very proud that so many students achieved results they can be truly proud of." Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

tends to tailor the courses to the needs and levels of individual students since if you teach the same thing to all the students, the ones who are left behind would be frustrated and give up, the smartest ones would get bored because the things you teach are too easy for them, which is not good for their personal development. The best education system should benefit the students the most and make them learn as much as possible since that’s the reason they are in school. By knowing the differences between Chinese students and foreign students I tried to adjust my way of teaching to fit in western education system and to benefit the students most. For example, I teach more songs and design some interesting games and group activities to keep their attention in class and to give the kids fun. I gave more and harder things to the top students after they finish their work before others and tried to challenge them more in class when I asked questions. By writing this article I hope it would help other Chinese teachers working in Thailand or other countries to make their work easier. Lei Chen is a Chinese teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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You & Your Pets Leave Your Pets At Home Does your cat enjoy riding around Pattaya in the car with you? Do you think it’s fun to take your dog along when you run errands? All well and good when you were back home and the temperature was under 20º. But on a typical day here, outdoor temperatures average about 30º (that’s about 86º Fahrenheit for you Yanks); it’s probably a bit cooler in your car with the air conditioner blasting. However, when you reach your destination and park your car, you cut the engine and the A/C. Then it takes only 10 minutes for your car’s interior temperature to reach 40º—even when you crack open the windows. And within 30 minutes it can climb to nearly 50º. That’s too hot for most of us, and potentially life-threatening to our pets. Under such conditions animals can suffer brain damage or even death from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs and cats because they can only cool themselves by sweating through their paw pads and panting. If you see a pet left alone in a hot car, notify a police officer, who might be able to reach the car’s owner. In some parts of the United States and Canada, it’s a crime to leave an unattended animal in a parked, hot vehicle— even for just a minute. If you make the stupid mistake of leaving your pet in your hot car, immediately on your return to the car look for signs of heatstroke. Symptoms include restlessness, excessive thirst, thick saliva, heavy panting, lethargy, lack

Cats for You in Pattaya Cats for You is a great and much needed service in our area, but Paul and Sandra point out that adopting a cat or kitten is a longterm commitment with costs such as feeding and veterinary fees. Many adopters find it’s a good idea to adopt two animals so that they can enjoy each others’ company as well as yours. Contact Paul and Sandra on 0852875004 or look at their useful website http://cats4youinpattaya.webs.com/

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of appetite, dark tongue, rapid heartbeat, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and lack of coordination. If your dog or cat shows any such symptoms, get him into an air-conditioned vehicle and drive him to a veterinarian immediately. Or take the animal into an airconditioned building, provide drinking water, and wet it down with cool water to lower the body temperature. Applying cool, wet towels to the groin area, stomach, chest, and paws can also help. Do not use ice water. Pets most at risk for hyperthermia (overheating) include very young and elderly animals, overweight animals, those with short muzzles and those with thick or dark-colored coats. But ALL animals are vulnerable. So on hot days, leave your pets at home (of course, after explaining to them that it’s because you have their best interests at heart).

This cute kitten was rescued along with her mum and three brothers and sisters from the roof space of an apartment building. We don't really know her character just yet as she has only been here for a day or two but she does like lots of cuddles.

Dottie

This is another of the four rescued kittens; this one is camera shy and would rather be stuffing her face than posing for a photo. Dottie also loves to be picked up and cuddled too. There are two more cuties in this family so be quick to come and reserve one.

You probably are aware of family health measures, but do you know what issues are important to provide for your pet’s well-being? This Pattaya Today feature may help answer some common questions.

Benny

This lovely Tabby boy was rescued from a local market: he had an injured leg and was limping badly. He was found to have a nasty bite wound which was treated with antibiotics. He is now fit as a fiddle and runs about the place like a puss possessed.

Don’t Ignore Ringworm If your pet has a round bald patch, ringworm could be to blame. Left untreated, this fungus can put your family at risk and threaten the life of your pet. People can get ringworm from dogs or cats by touching their skin or fur, and vice versa. Ringworm usually causes a reddish, ring-shaped rash on the skin or bald spots if it infects the scalp. If you suspect ringworm, immediately quarantine your pet, thoroughly wash your hands, and then visit a veterinarian to confirm a diagnosis. Kittens and puppies less than a year old as well as elderly pets are most prone to infection, but malnourished and stressed animals also are at a greater risk than healthy animals. Transmission of the ringworm fungus can occur through contact with infected animals and bedding, dishes and other materials in the area where infected hair or scales may collect—and it can spread quickly. Ringworm spores are notoriously hardy and can survive in the environment This pet lover has contracted ringworm (on her forearm) from her cat, whose leg and face are infected. for more than a year!

A poll by the television show Animal Planet listed vampire bats as the third-most feared animal on the planet, right after wolves and gorillas and just ahead of piranhas.

Going to the Dogs... If you can look at a dog and not feel vicarious excitement and affection, you must be a cat.

~Carrie Latet

Mr. Tibbs

This fine fellow has been with us now for a couple of years. Sadly now he is grown up no-one ever seems to choose him which is a real shame as he is a very friendly boy who deserves a nice home to go to.

Cat Corner Tip Are you considering adopting a kitten from Cats for You in Pattaya or from some other rescue group? Or maybe you recently bought a new kitten from a pet shop or market. In either case, you no doubt want your new friend to grow into a loving, happy member of your family. So here are a few tips on how to make that happen. When you first bring the kitten into your home, it’s a good idea to confine it to one room. In that room, put food and water bowls, a scratching post, and a bed. Once he gets used to his new surroundings, start introducing him to other things that will be a part of his life, being careful to read his reactions as you go along. If you introduce your kitten to something and he acts fearful –cringing back from the item and you, and twitching, with tense muscle tone and hyper-alert, step back and take it slower. But if he’s acting friendly and relaxed, you can keep expanding his world, introducing new items, new people, other pets, etc. It’s a good idea to allow a variety of people to handle your new pet while it is still a kitten. Ensure that all such interactions are gentle and positive during this formative time, being particularly careful when children are involved.


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Our Community Ken Doherty Snooker Legends Golf Day The inaugural Ken Doherty Snooker Legends Golf Day took place in Pattaya to raise funds for the Father Ray Foundation Education Fund, Pattaya’s largest charitable organization. Snooker legends taking part in the golf tournament

included former Thailand Open winner, Jimmy White (left), former World Snooker Champion Ken Doherty (second right), and former Irish Champion, Joe Swail (right). Derek Franklin (second left), international fundraiser at the Father Ray Foundation, along with

several teenagers from the Foundation attended the evening prize giving dinner

at the Tavern by the Sea where 300,000 baht was raised and donated.

Royal Cliff & PEACH distributes 1,600 flame trees around Pattaya As part of Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall’s (PEACH) long-term commitment towards corporate social responsibility, the property has distributed over 1,600 flame trees to local government offices, schools and temples. Reaffirming the unwavering commitment towards environmental conservation excellence, the property has an exciting tree planting program where flame trees would be planted in various vital locations on behalf of organizations who select PEACH as the venue for their events. Royal Cliff’s team led by General Manager Antonello Passa distributed

the flame trees to significant locations around town including the Banglamung Social Welfare Development Centre for Older Persons, Pattaya City Schools 1, 5

and 11, Chonburi College of Agriculture and Technology, Chaimongkol Temple, Tourism Authority of Thailand: Pattaya Office and many more.

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

Checking for dental caries The dental health department of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, led by Pathompong Khrueachan and Sukanya Kwangthongpanit, checked the teeth of blind and visually impaired students at the Father Ray Foundation and the Tharn Cheewit Center.

Daily 06:30 (English) Sunday 08:30 (Thai), 10:00 (English)

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Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive The annual children’s fair of Jesters Care for Kids at Regents International School Pattaya, saw supporters enjoying a full day of stage entertainment, games and a variety of food and goods for sale. The 18th charity drive to raise funds for needy children also featured magic shows, a children’s playground, competitions, and a variety of activities to entertain the youngsters and amuse adults.

(Photos courtesy of Rodney James Charman)

Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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Local Sports From Spa to Bira RACE REPORT

Point-scoring position for Sandy Stuvik at the Italian Grand Prix

Round 6 of the GP3 Series took place at the Cathedral of Speed: Monza, under an hour away from Milan, Italy. After a disappointing weekend at Spa, Sandy was looking for improvements to his results. Sandy, as usual, races for Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand, and the Sports Authority of Thailand. Qualifying: P14 – 1:52:095 P1 Luca Ghiotto – 1:50:007 Stuvik claimed 14th place in the wet conditions of qualifying on Saturday morning. In the middle of the pack, Sandy would have to make use of Monza's long straights for overtaking to gain positions. He noted, "It was our first real wet session with this car this season so it was something new for me. I lost quite a lot of time in two corners which prevented a top-10 finish, but we know where to improve should it be wet again." Race 1: P11 P1 Emil Bernstorff Race 1 took place under a sunny Monza circuit. Sandy finished his race only one position higher than he started from, there was a lot of change of position towards the end of the race and unfortunately the Thai driver couldn't progress. At the end Sandy's position was changed to 11th place. Sandy said, "We've made some changes to the car and most of these changes helped us improve where we wanted, and in some areas too much. Now we know what to do for the next race tomorrow." Race 2: P8 P1 Marvin Kirchhofer Race 2 took place Sunday morning. With some tweaks to the setup of Sandy's Status GP3 car, the Thai driver was eager to gain some positions. With a decent start Sandy picked away at his opponents as the race went on, and eventually finished in 8th position. "I'm decently satisfied with the race today, there were some hindrances during the race which prevented me from moving further up the grid, but those things I will learn and try to improve for our next round. I feel we've made improvements to the car that suit me and I'm looking forward to where this brings us." The next race will take place at the circuit of Sochi, on Russia's Adriatic coast on October 9-11. The GP3 Series now waves goodbye to Europe, and the next few races feature circuits lesser-known to most drivers; this should create a challenge for all the drivers as we head into the final part of the season.

Just a few weeks after sensationally winning the 24 Hours of Spa, unquestionably one of the most significant international motorsport victories by a Thai in recent decades, Pasin Lathouras was back where it all began, Pattaya’s Bira International Circuit, to meet the media and pay respects to Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh. The 67th edition of the famous 24 Hours of Spa, held last July, turned out to be one of the toughest on record after the event was lashed by rain right from the moment the racecars lined up on the grid, resulting no less than 10 Safety Car periods. Pasin Lathouras, sharing the #47 Ferrari 458 GT3 with Italians Alessandro Pier Guidi and Gianmaria Bruni as well as Belgian journalistracer Stéphane Lémeret, battled non-stop for 24 hours. Combined with ultra-slick pitwork from the AF Corse team and a car that ran like clockwork under extreme pressure, they were able to pull off a stunning victory in the race’s highly competitive Pro-

Am class. Winning at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps Circuit, one of the world’s most demanding racetracks, is one of the toughest tests possible. For Pasin that represented his biggest career win to date, and one of the most important by a Thai driver in living memory. He’s still just 21 years old too. To further his racing career and compete in Europe, Pasin switched his university studies from Bangkok to London at the beginning of last year, so he’s been away from Bira Circuit for quite some time. But this is where his career started and quickly began to blossom, on the kart track, as a very raw youngster. He also drove here on the main circuit in 2013 when he raced a Ferrari 458 GT3 in Thailand Super Series, taking a victory and breaking the official track record. Pasin Lathouras said, “It’s great to be back, Bira is where it all began for me, coming here to learn to race in karts with my dad. I won the 6-hour kart endurance race here very early on, in 2007, so that’s eight years ago now,

PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's by Derek Brook

It was nice to see the ‘Boys’ back after their trip last week to Hua Hin but I suspect some of them were a bit tired as one or two took the day off. However, we noticed how quiet the roads are early in the morning; this certainly reminds me to appreciate the drive before the return in the high season to normal. Or we hope for a return to normal. We were there early, so had to wait a bit before signing in and this was after we had changed, so we were able to get out to the start nice and

as we walked down to the tee the board said the speed on the greens was 10 on the stimpmeter so we expected them to be really fast. I think they forgot to cut them or we are getting used to the greens here, however, the greens were fine, fast from above but as usual slow from below. Nothing new. The fairways are getting a bit dry and hard fairways are certainly causing my old bones to suffer, my hands are a bit tender. Also the fairways were a bit bare but I suppose you cannot expect anything else at

Winners with one of BJ’s finest

Date Oct 9-11 Nov 19-21 Nov 27-29

2015 GP3 Series Calendar Venue Sochi, Russia Sakhir, Bahrain Yas Marina, UAE

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early and of course being us we got away. First off was the Aussie three ball with the low handicappers in it, so after they teed off the next group did not have to wait until they played their second shots but could tee straight off. Of course we did not, after all we have some pride. The way ahead was clear all the way around so we made good time, however,

the moment. Add this to the normal wind and a really hot day and as you can imagine it was a really tough day. But good company makes any day fine. A hot shower was a treat and a cold drink in the restaurant was fine and we were soon into cars and away back to the home base. I have to say here that I do appreciate Mashi driving as 40 winks

and that really cemented my love for racing and the desire to succeed and become one of the best. “I spent about four years racing karts and learning so I was continually here, I had many happy times at the Bira Kart track and many successes. I also spent a year in Super Car and raced here on the main track, but that’s my only time on the circuit, I hope to be back though in the future. But it was a good year as I got a win here and set a new lap record. “Winning the Spa 24 Hours was an amazing experience, my teammates and I pushed and pushed all race, the rain kept coming and early on we often really had no idea where we were as the

Safety Car kept coming in and out. The team did an amazing job to turn the car around so quickly at every pitstop and really every second we gained helped an awful lot. Spa is an awesome track, it lives up to the legend, I certainly love the high-speed tracks but racing at night in fog is something else, something to experience and learn from. “It’s certainly the high point of my career so far and it really confirms to me that I can keep pushing on towards the top, aim for Le Mans in two or three years, and most importantly that I can successfully fly the flag for Thailand. The support I have been getting from people in Thailand has been amazing and it helps push me on.”

GIS golfing stars win in Vegas

by Mark Beales

Two Garden International School (GIS) students have won a major golfing tournament in the US. Year 11’s Poon and Year 6 student Queen travelled to Las Vegas to take part in the World Stars of Junior Golf competition, July 20-23. This tournament attracted more than 350 junior golfers from 37 countries around the world. Poon finished with a score of 208 (69-67-72) (Par 71) in three rounds to win the championship title in the Boys 15-16 years division at the TPC (Tournament GIS student Queen with her Players Club) in Las Vegas. latest trophy Queen had a fantastic score of 103 (34-36-33) (Par 37) in three rounds of 9 holes each day at the Badlands Golf Course. That gave her a 5-stroke win over the US’ Summer Lee from Texas to win the Girls 9-10 year division. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School. really sets me up. All that driving is fine before the game but on the way back it really is best to sit in the back and rest my eyes. We were early into the presentation and the winner was Andre Van Dyk with a fine 37 points. Andre also had two near pins so had a great day. In second was Mashi with

35 points and also a near pin that was as close to a hole in one as you would want. We then had a countback on 31 points that saw Bob Watson in third, Daryl Evans in fourth and Brian Parish just missing out. We then had a few cold drinks and chilled out. Near Pin: AVD 2, Mashi Kaneta, John Perrin


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Local Sports The Golf Club Hamilton hammers the medal! 1st – Kevin Hamilton (18) net 63 2nd – Micky Beresford (18) net 65 3rd – Ken Hole (17) net 69 4th – Paul Pauloff (7) net 70 We are officially into the “rainy season” now and have barely had a drop upon us. September is (allegedly) the rainiest month of the year here in Pattaya, and for once we would love to have some of the wet stuff which is already long overdue. We have seen very little precipitation anywhere and things are getting pretty dry at many courses. Green Valley, however, is holding up pretty well under the circumstances. Today we found the course in generally good nick, save for the slow greens. I have always found that when one encounters slow greens, one should hit the ball a bit harder. It was our TGC Monthly Medal here today and a field of 24 of Pattaya’s finest were to put her to the test. Paul Pauloff (is his sister’s name Paula?) turned in a respectable 70 to get a podium finish with Ken Hole (my new best friend) in with one shot better and a 69 for third. Now we can only imagine what must have been going through poor Micky Beresford’s mind… a 65…well that should easily be good enough for the win and a new shirt, shouldn’t it? I mean c’mon man, I sure would be thinking that way. I would have already had the money spent! I would have been writing my acceptance speech on the way in. I would have got all puffy chested and towel snappin’ in the locker room. But that’s just me. Fortunately, Micky is far cooler than I and took defeat gracefully. It was Kevin Hamilton who rained on Mick’s parade when he turned in a card with a big red 63 on top! Jeez, we haven’t had a score

by Steve Ellison

that low in a couple of years when Brett Chan did the same. Kevin had a strong finish and birdied the 17th and 18th with long putts that ended in the hole, so what can you say? He had a magic day on the course and is the deserved winner of our Antigua MM shirt with his first star on it. Congrats to you, Kevin, for a fantastic round of golf!

It really was a winner winner chicken dinner for Ben and Darren!

Greenwood – Stableford – Yellow Tees 1st – Ben Denham (3) 40 points 2nd – Darren Stanton (18) 35 points T – 3rd – Peter Thomas (18) 33 points T – 3rd – Dave Ferris (21) 33 points T – 3rd – Allan Pang (18) 33 points Hey, it’s like déjà vu all over again as we see three lads tied for third, just like last week at RGV. Peter, Dave and Allan all hit that 33 number to creep onto the podium. Darren Stanton is back after a far-too-long absence and had a good day for second place. The big story this day was long hitting 3-handicapper Ben Denham, who blew away the field with a 5-stroke win to hit that magic 40-point mark. Aussie Ben has been playing with us for the last year and did good today as he saw Greenwood suit his game to a tee. Pleasant Valley – Stableford – Blue Tees 1st – Phil Smedley (10) 29 points 2nd – Allan Pang (15) 27 points 3rd – Ben Denham (3) 22 points A small turnout for this venue today led us to choose the blue tees for a change, hence the low Stableford scoring. The golf course was in fairly good shape,

and fairly priced. It was a welcome subfour-hour round that got us back to the club by 3:30. We had another day of good weather, but it did get a bit hot at high noon as a cloudless day saw the sun beating down from above. Our own fearless Captain Phil was a terrible host today as he swept the field with a mere 29 points for his first first in a long while. Regular visitor Allan Pang took his second podium finish of the week to end a happy and quick visit to our sleepy little fishing village. Ben has had better days, but when you get to the podium, that’s not so bad, is it? Thanks to all who joined us this week for some great golf in the Kingdom. Keep smilin’! The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located on Soi LK Metro. We broadcast all English Premier League, UFC, NFL, MLB and AFL games live. Our kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@gmail. com and see updates at www.facebook. com/golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome!

Jim Groves – putting on the Ritz! After a presumed bout of ‘indulgence poisoning’, we had one cancellation whilst 15 golfers headed to Khao Kheow, a favourite of many in Pattaya. Graham Rice was an obviously happy man. When asked the reason, he stated, “This morning I lay back exhausted, gazing happily out the window. Despite my concerns about my inexperience, my rhubarb had come up a treat”. Peter Bailey (Darwin) was welcomed. We played off the yellow tees on A and B nines. The weather and the course were perfect and one wonders when the wet season will arrive and spoil these current idyllic conditions for golf. After an enjoyable round, one really happy camper was Jim Groves. After

recently fine-tuning his game in Hua Hin, it was like watching the pro’s on Golf Channel as Jim shot the lights out with a stunning 41 points to blitz the field. An outstanding score on a great course! Happy Graham Rice swooked his way to 34 points to edge Martin Todd on 33 whilst the day’s lucky falang, Kevin Waycott, was rewarded with mediocrity to pip a log-jam field. Winners 1st – Jim Groves (13) 41pts 2nd – Graham Rice (12) 34pts 3rd – Martin Todd (11) 33pts 4th – Kevin Waycott (8) 30pts Near Pins A3 Mike Gosden

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A5 Ebrahim B3 Kevin Waycott B8 Peter Bailey Longest First Putt A9 Gerri Crilly B9 Mark Stapleton Back at the Swan, over frosty frothies, we contemplated how to improve at our next outing. Gerri Crilly, in particular, was like a kid in a lolly shop when the sausage rolls arrived. It seems that golfers are starting to flock again to Pattaya, as the next fixture starting sheet was on overload. We suggest you put your name down early to ensure some serious golf with a dash of fun. The Growling Swan 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 086 150 3086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Please contact Paul Rennison on 084 345 4005 if you wish to partake. The cost, including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch, is less than 400 baht, so great value for a day out.


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This & That

How to Communicate With Your Husband by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com Obviously, you and your partner do communicate, but getting into an argument about who forgot to buy the milk isn’t a great example of healthy communication. To help you and your partner return to your old time chatting skills, we’ve devised a list of tips to really break the ice of stony cold silence. 1. Stop Relying On Electronics An SMS or an email is appropriate for a quick reminder about a doctor’s appointment but they are hardly the medium on which to build a strong relationship.

Face-to-face communication is the only way to see all of the emotions which come into play during a real heart-to-heart conversation. It’s harder to mistake the tone and body language when the person is sitting directly opposite you. 2. Play Fair Always needing to be right and playing the blame game is only going to put obstacles in the way of a harmonious relationship. Resentment, frustration, and anger are the only result you will see from this destructive habit. Try taking turns in talking. If you don’t agree with something that’s said, ask some questions and get more clarification. Walk away from the discussion for a while to avoid becoming angry and splurging out comments you don’t really mean. 3. Pay Attention to the Non-Verbal Cues When you notice that your partner has become bored or upset, you will see signs of it in their body language. Use empathy so your husband knows that you understand. Using these cues and responding appropriately will ensure that the conversation remains constructive and positive.

4. Say what you’re thinking You might wish it was so but your husband is not a mind reader, so it’s your responsibility to let him know how you feel. Most times your husband will get it wrong if he’s forced to guess what you’re feeling or thinking, and will only end up making the situation worse. Don’t bottle your feelings. Be open and honest so your husband knows what you’re feeling and why you’re feeling it.

TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Best Pattaya Restaurants As of this month, below are TripAdvisor’s top 10 restaurants in Pattaya out of more than 600 establishments registered in the travel site. 1. Café des Amis

5. Get to the Point A weird thing goes on with males when they are interpreting a man’s voice over that of a woman’s. The male voice is interpreted as speech, while the female’s occupies the same soundscape as music. This is why he has no problems concentrating on his buddies’ latest achievement in Modern Warfare on the PS3, but can have trouble focusing on your tale of the latest catastrophe at work. To help him along, get to the point of your story as quickly as possible. 6. Learn to Listen Listening skills are a valuable commodity both at home and at work, so it pays to improve your skills as a listener. Time and practice are keys and your husband will definitely appreciate it.

While you’re having a purposeful conversation with your husband, try interjecting “Tell me more” on occasion at appropriate intervals. 7. The Right Time and Place Don’t try to start a meaningful conversation with your husband the moment he walks through the door after getting home from work. Give him time to relax and pick a moment when he can give you his full attention.

Through dint of hard work, determination and fortitude, Blu and his wife Pia have made Café des Amis the enviable success that it is today. Rated as No.1 Pattaya restaurant on TripAdvisor, it manages to combine a comfortable, friendly vibe with the best of fine dining and bushy tailed but professional service. In 2008 when Café des Amis flung open its doors the original menu was inspired by French bistro cuisine – hence the name. Through the years it has diversified into a fine international restaurant serving ingredient-led food from across the globe. 2. Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar This venue serves high-quality grilled imported meats and seafood. The magnificent Wine Cellar holds over 1,000 new- and oldworld wine labels which have been carefully selected by the restaurant’s wine connoisseur. Royal Grill Room is the only restaurant in Thailand to have an underground wine cellar (the wine cavern). Guests can sample the wines and canapés in the wine cavern before dinner. There is also an outdoor terrace which provides spectacular views of the sea. 3. Moonlight Fine Dining Moonlight is a bijou (only 35 covers), chic, little restaurant dressed in red, brown and gold with a classic motif adorning the walls and ceiling. The décor conveys luxury with a touch of theatrics Baroque-style. Compact this restaurant may be but that does not stop its chef from packing a big flavor punch. 4. Mantra Restaurant & Bar

5. MAYs Urban Thai Dine – Pattaya MAYs is an on-trend contemporary eatery that serves grownup Thai street food with a spin of “Royal Cuisine” onto the dishes which are liberally doused with healthy herbs. A see everything kitchen sports a trio of industrial pendants to illuminate the pass where some food is prepared and others checked before service. The tables are set with pots of herbs, a long center table displays the bottles of spirits, liquors and wines that are available, a wicker boat filled with natural ingredients welcomes at the entrance and the strains of up-beat world music fills the air. 6. Maggs Restaurant Pattaya With its soaring statues of “Atlas-inspired” figures supporting this neoclassical designed restaurant, it is hard to miss this unique Romanesque building on Thepprasit Road. The décor at Magg’s is bodaciously kitch with a beanything-you-want-me-to-be vibe. The food is home-cooked modern British, some of its fare is traditional and some of it contemporary with on-trend twists. So many reasons to visit this unique restaurant: pricing here is set in the medium range, that traditional English Sunday roast which spans the lunch/tea time spot plus of course their bargain daily set menu. 7. Mai Thai Cuisine Mai Thai Cuisine reintroduces traditional Thai dishes, prepared with market fresh ingredients and in a European style of cooking. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and boasts of excellent wines and exclusive Belgian beers. 8. Elements Bright and comfortable, the restaurant offers indoor seating in a modern Thai style dining room appointed with teak features and wide windows that let in the sky, lush gardens and outdoor terrace seating which enjoys sweeping views of the Gulf of Thailand. The menu selects original dishes from around the world with Western, Asian and specifically Thai cuisine the main areas of focus, so guests can always find something familiar or exotic, according to their taste. Emphasis is on top quality, fresh and authentic ingredients expertly prepared and complemented by excellent wine and beverage selections. 9. Bruno's Restaurant and Wine Bar Bruno's Restaurant has been a favourite amongst local residents and holiday-makers since 1996. Bruno's has a modern contemporary design with a relaxing yet bright interior. The restaurant offers a full international menu along with local Thai dishes so as to cater for all tastes.

Males are generally best at listening when they are active, so try getting his attention while you are out walking, or driving with just the two of you. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com.

Mantra Restaurant & Bar has set the benchmark for global cuisine since its opening in 2007. It consistently ranks in the top restaurants of the city and deserves its enviable reputation for serving unswerving quality in an ambiance of contemporary elegance. Chic, stylish and unique, it works hard to maintain its position in Pattaya’s culinary circles.

10. Ruffino Restaurant & Lounge Ruffino showcases the traditions of classic Italian cuisine with cutting-edge cooking. The concept is glossy minimalism in a monochrome set. The view from the window dramatically frames the illuminated Pattaya Park Tower. The wine cellar is splendidly displayed as a wall of shining bottles.


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