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UK APPOINTS NEW envoy B rian Davidson is to succeed Mark Kent as the UK ambassador to Thailand in September 2016 after spending much of the interim period learning the Thai language. He is currently the UK’s consulgeneral in Shanghai and was previously in the same position in Guangzhou. He has good contacts with senior Chinese business gurus, a fact of great importance in view of growing trade between China and the UK and Beijing’s increasing diplomatic and political significance throughout pan-Asia. British ambassadors these days are seen as front-line promoters of British economic interests overseas. A Cambridge University law graduate, Mr Davidson joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1968 as a desk officer for Eastern Europe. However, he undertook Mandarin language training and became a second secretary at the British embassy in Beijing from 1988 to 1992, the first of several Chinese positions. He also served as an analyst on terrorism and international security and held senior positions in the British diplomatic presence in Vilnius and Canberra. In September 2014 Mr Davidson married his

American boyfriend, Scott Chang, in a ceremony officiated by the British ambassador at his residence in Beijing. Same-sex weddings are legal in UK law and can be performed at 22 British consulates worldwide, including mainland China (but not Hong Kong), Russia and Azerbaijan. Neither China nor Thailand recognizes gay marriages and Thailand currently refuses to allow same-sex weddings even in foreign embassies. Some commentators speculate that this could change in the near future. At the time Mr Davidson wrote in the social media, “It means that, finally, our family

and friends can witness the moment we commit to love and cherish each other. I am very proud that the law in the United Kingdom today affords me the same rights as any other British national to be married to whomever I love.” He takes up his position as British ambassador in Bangkok following many changes in the diplomatic world in recent years. Some services, for example the issuing of passports and visas, have been semi-privatized and significant financial cuts imposed by London have found their mark. Thus, as regards the British embassy in Bangkok, many more

decisions about individuals are made in London than used to be the case. Boosting British trade is now seen as taking centre stage. The UK is already Thailand’s biggest trading partner throughout the European Union. Mr Davidson will be expected to maintain and expand that prominence. The new ambassador will also need to take note of the complaints by many British nationals in Thailand about the reduction in front-line, consular services. Several social media sites popular in Thailand frequently demonstrate the negative feeling, caused in part by the Continued on page 6


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News Deals in drugs Drugs hidden to help mama in fruit

A married couple have been arrested for possession of quantities of yaba and crystal meth which they allegedly then sold to customers on Jomtien beach. Police searched the room of Suwit Iamyim, 41, and his wife after receiving a tipoff from a reliable source. The couple told investigators they were unemployed and desperately needed cash to support their children locally and a mother upcountry.

An Iranian man was arrested by police in a sting operation after he was suspected of buying illegal substances from other Iranians and re-selling them to tourists. Undercover officers, pretending to be customers, made an appointment in a Jomtien supermarket car park and arrested Reza Rostami, 31, who then led them to his flat where 51.90 grams of crystal meth were discovered in his closet. The alleged drug specialist admitted selling the substances because he had no money and wanted to enjoy himself. He had advised his suppliers to hide the drugs in fruit so as not to arouse suspicion or cause his arrest.

7-Eleven robber strikes again

A man used a knife as a threatening weapon as he held up a 7-Eleven convenience store on the corner of Sukhumvit Road and Soi Toongklom-Talman, and forced staff to hand over 1,500 baht before zooming away on a motorbike. Staff told concerned police later that the man was wearing a green T-shirt

and jeans but was hiding his identity with a crash helmet. Checking the CCTV, investigators said a similar-looking person had been up to mischief in a nearby convenience store in recent weeks. They promised a full effort to try and track down the scoundrel.

Woman dies in temple accident

Accident blackspot in the news

A tragic incident occurred in front of Putthiwararam temple, Nong Plalai district, when a car struck the temple wall and caused the sudden death of the driver, 25-year-old Apinya Ninsalab. There were no witnesses to the accident and police investigators are assuming that she may inadvertently have dozed off whilst driving. The car appears to have run onto a footpath and then crashed into the outer wall of the temple.

Yet another fatality has occurred on the road near the railway crossing at Moo 6, Tambon Nong Plalai, when a car crashed into a pickup as the traffics lights were out of order. The dead man in the car, driver Meth Chotipanang, 42, had multiple wounds on his head and body. A female passenger was thrown clear and is in the intensive care section of a government hospital. Local people said the area is a notorious blackspot as drivers tend to ignore the flashing yellow lights and do not cross with caution.


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New building in Pong

Wittaya Kunplome, president of Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization, presided over the opening of a new multi-purpose building in Pong which cost 15 million

baht. It includes a meeting room, offices, information centre and other reception areas to serve the needs of local government.

Budget helps the poor

Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjanawatta presided over a meeting to decide what to do with a 5-million baht budget which has been allocated by the interior ministry to support those with inadequate incomes. It was decided that the budget

should be distributed in the eight sub-districts of Banglamung to reduce people’s problems, but no final decisions were made about the specific disbursement which will be decided at a subsequent meeting.

More and more Chinese

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The Pattaya Court of Justice chief officer Payung Chusong held a seminar about law in daily life which explained people’s rights and duties in society and the rules of

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News Chonburi Real Estate Association launches at Royal Cliff Grand Hotel Expensive bags At the moment, only superstore Makro in Pattaya has abolished plastic bags in the interests of the environment. You either take your own carriers or walk out with the goods in your trolley. It works well. Now the government is saying that an amendment to the 1992 environment act means that shoppers will need to pay extra if they want plastic bags at a retail outlet. At the moment, shoppers are being encouraged not to expect plastic bags at some stores on the 15th of every month. Plastic bags, which have an indefinitely long life after being discarded, create 2.7 million tonnes of rubbish in the country every year. No date has yet been set for the introduction of the latest move to require you to pay extra for plastic bags. Don Mueang champion Don Mueang international airport is the world’s busiest for low-cost carriers, ahead even of Las Vegas, according to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. The Thai airport served 22.5 million passengers in the first eight months of this year, a surge in traffic of 50 percent compared with the same period in 2014. Currently major low-cost airlines operating at Don Mueang include THAI Smile, Nok, Nok Scoot, Thai Air Asia, Thai Air Asia X and Thai Lion Air. More airlines from Japan, China and South Korea are queuing up to join them. Critics say that the airport is short of parking bays and is in dire need of investment in such facilities. Border run restrictions Thai immigration authorities have resurrected a former policy of refusing 15- and 30-day visa-stamp holders to visit the border on a single-day visa run. They are being advised to visit Thai embassies in Vientiane or Phnom Penh, or wherever, to obtain a 60-day tourist visa. However, the latest ruling does not affect holders of 60- or 90- or 365-day visas who have a useable re-entry permission. The ruling does not appear to apply to visitors coming by air provided they spend at least one night away from Thailand. The golden rule at present is to check with the company of your choice, doing border runs by bus, to obtain the most up-to-date information as it applies to you. Don’t forget TIT (This Is Thailand).

Real estate investors, professionals, realtors, traders and guests were present during the official launch of the Chonburi Real Estate Association at the Head of State Chamber of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel. Chaowalit Saeng-Uthai, deputy governor of Chonburi, Wuttisak Rermkijakarn, deputy mayor of Pattaya City, and the executive committee of the association were present during the opening ceremony. The event also brought together pioneering individuals in the field including Anant Asavabhokhin, chairman and president of Land and House PCL, Lerdmongkol Warawenooch from The Real Estate Association of Thailand, Meesak

Chunharuckchot, chief executive of Chonburi-based developer Life and Living Co., and many more who shared valuable experiences and gave insightful talks on the idea of passive income and ways to prepare and cope with fluctuation that may affect real estates in the future. In addition to providing a communication platform to unite members and potential associates, the association aims to build an interdisciplinary real estate society to discuss the industry’s trend, future market demands, how to strengthen governmental cooperation and represent the common interests of the members at a corporate and political level.

Row leads to son’s suicide

Retirement visas Anyone with a retirement visa who has borrowed money from a friend to make up his or her 800,000 baht on a short-term basis or a couple of days or a week, can’t do so in future. According to Bangkok immigration, the cash must have been in your bank personal bank account for two or three months, depending on whether it’s a first or renew application. Your bank account will apparently be scrutinized to check about late payments. Of course, you can still use an embassy letter if you have income abroad for all or part of the 800,000 baht requirement. Every embassy seems to have rather different rules about the financial documentation, if any, they expect to see. Ongoing Jet Skis It just goes on and on. One of the biggest public sores in Pattaya – the Jet Ski scams – continue to plague tourism at a time when it needs every bit of help it can get. There have been committees galore, promises to impose sanctions on evil operators and suggestions that the new Tourist Court would solve the issues. Complaints about the Jet Ski menace have poured in from embassies, especially the Chinese and the Indian, but still no concrete action. The most recent City Hall meeting achieved nothing more than a hope from distraught officials that everyone would cooperate to end the misery. One thing is for sure – the Jet Ski operators are a really influential lobby in our fair city. Flood ally The recent Pattaya floods certainly put the resort city on the front pages of local and international media. Pattaya’s civic officials did manage to divert some of the flood waters on Sukhumvit Road to the 10 square kilometer city centre area into a most effective water basis: the new underpass, now under construction, helped magnificently in diverting unwelcome water into the new (temporary) reservoir. Some lobbyists are already saying what we need are more huge holes rather than new concrete surfaces. It’s an ill-wind that doesn’t blow any good luck, as they say. Value for money Here’s an ad hoc list of good value meal options in Pattaya. Nobody has lobbied us – it’s just recommendations from readers. A really good buffet said to be at Thai Garden Resort, 399 baht, which operates in the evenings with options changing regularly. We also hear good reports about the buffet at Cherry’s out there on Third Road as well as the great spread at the lunchtime buffet at the Hilton Pattaya. In the Jomtien Complex, both Yupins and the Ritz offer excellent meals, with abundant choice for under 400 baht and the drinks are very reasonable too. On Mexican food, you can’t do better than Mike’s, just off Thappraya Road, whilst the best veggie food is likely at Five Stars on South Road, corner of Third Road.

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

A 21-year-old man shot himself in the head after his father criticized him for not helping his mother in the shop. Anupap Boonrod, the father, told police he saw his son Totsawat playing on his computer instead of helping to create a profit for the family business. He admitted foolishly leaving his gun on the table and, following a

furious row, Totsawat shot himself in a state of anguish. On discovering the sad reality, the young man’s mother threw the gun outside where it was promptly picked up by two youths on a motorbike who promptly fled the scene. Police said they were following up on the two youths but had no description. Tosawat died in hospital.

Mobile phone suspected in fire Police are still investigating the causes of a fire in a Central Road, Pattaya, apartment house which caused 500,000 baht of damage to one room. Concerned locals raised the alarm after noticing that they were choking because of the intense smoke billowing from an open window. Firefighters squirted for almost an hour and assisted residents to vacate the building. Luckily no one was injured. The room’s owner, Narueporn Sermwiset, 44, said she had forgotten to unplug from a socket her mobile phone charger. But investigators said there might have been other electrical faults, such as a stereo still in its socket.


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Do It Yourself in school More coral reef in Sattahip

Civic officials hosted a DIY contest for schoolchildren at the Diana Garden Resort, North Pattaya. There were a number of project-based learning strategies to discover and improve critical

thinking and communication skills. Contestants from primary and secondary school sectors played their part and the winners were awarded scholarships to the total value of 200,000 baht.

Help for the disabled

Pattaya City Hall officials donated a quantity of walking sticks, zimmer frames and wheelchairs to members of the community who need assistance with mobility. Deputy

Mayor Wattana Jantanawaranon said the general idea was to make sure everyone got access to social welfare on a more equal footing.

The local branch of the YWCA and school authorities led 80 students to help grow coral reef at Toei Ngam beach in Sattahip. This was part of the environmental protection project and was designed to help the children understand the importance of assisting nature wherever we can in this increasingly polluted world. The YWCA also handed out 146 pairs of glasses to Ban Nongprue School students with eye problems.


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Snap Judgment Whither now Thailand? The decision by a junta-nominated committee to vote down the suggested constitution was not unexpected. Even if the document had been the subject of a public referendum early next year, it would have likely failed at that point too. There were too many unpopular clauses in the constitution – an unelected prime minister on occasion, an extremely complex voting system, a special panel which could overrule the elected government of the day – for the regular Thai parties to have swallowed. Members of the Thai junta surely know this was too hot a potato to handle. So we are now back at square one and a new committee will have six months to prepare a new document. Whether this one will include similarly controversial clauses is unknown at this time. However, the new panel is unlikely to repeat all of the recentlydiscarded document lest it frankly appears ridiculous in full public view. It is likely that the complex voting procedures will be amended, at any rate to some extent, and it is to be hoped that the next proposed constitution will be shorter than the last. Written constitutions cannot be a series of detailed laws and penalties but rather a framework in which elected officials can operate. What is clear is that military rule will continue in Thailand until the middle of 2017 with Prime Minister and ex army chief General Prayut Chan-o-cha holding extraordinary powers under what is generally known as Section 44. The Bangkok bombing atrocity apart, the junta has brought order to the streets on an ongoing basis. Most Thais will likely shrug and get on with their daily lives. Real revolutionaries in Thailand have not so far broken cover to campaign against the junta and this situation will likely not end anytime soon. Whatever its faults, the junta has its hand firmly on the tiller when it comes to political opponents, social critics and the like. After all, the events of May 2014 provided the 20th coup in Thai history since 1932, so the military has built up an amazing quantity of experience when the subject is a putsch. Nonetheless, the elephant in the room is the Thai economy. Indeed, some commentators are saying that the junta has manoeuvred to stay in power longer than expected precisely to avoid leaving office whilst the economy is in poor shape. Recent Cabinet changes certainly suggest unease with the current economic condition of Thailand. Exports have fallen 4.9 percent during the first half of 2015 and incomes in rural areas, where 34 million Thais still live, have shrunk. Although the current government seems committed to massive spending on 17 so-called mega-road and railway projects, an infrastructure-related structure such as that will not have a serious impact on domestic demand for years. Real GDP growth has slowed too and the bombing at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok will deter some income-generating tourism, at any rate in the short term. General Prayut has now put in charge of the economy Somkid Jatusripitak, the architect of many progressive economic policies under exiled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who still retains great support in rural Thailand because of his populist schemes and incentives. General Prayut’s government also recently set up a national savings fund, which has taken years to come into being, aiming to help up to 30 million Thais without pensions. All eyes are now upon Khun Somkid to see if he can achieve the same sort of turnaround which he managed more than 10 years ago. It won’t be easy this time around as the world situation is very different. In particular China’s economic boom seems to be in trouble. The saying goes that when China sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold. Many commentators are saying that Somkid must be radical and introduce two extremely controversial proposals to jolt the country out of the economic doldrums. These are dramatically to raise rural incomes to spur domestic consumption and aggressively devalue the baht massively to boost exports. But both of these measures would upset the Bangkok elite and the traditional ruling class in Thailand. Thus, they can remember the awesome devaluation of 1997 when many fortunes were wiped out. For a time the whole economy seemed likely to collapse and that discredited the stewardship of the ruling elite. That in turn led to the adoption of a liberal constitution, cancelled by an earlier coup in 2006, and paved the way for the rise of Mr Thaksin, whose policies also weakened the traditional power of the elites. Thus, it is likely that if the current junta wants to be successful in its extended grip on power, it must embrace tough measures that run contrary to the vested interests of the junta’s key allies. That is the central issue for the next two years. Indeed, it is just as much political as it is economic.

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closing of the British consular offices in Pattaya and Chiang Mai and the publicity given to cases of British subjects in dire distress who claimed they received little or no official support.

In response, the UK government advises travellers and expats to refer to the British embassy Bangkok website which explains in some detail what the embassy can and cannot do for Brits in trouble. In particular, embassy officials cannot

get people out of jail, find them jobs, pay their bills or give or loan them money. As Mr Davidson travels round Thailand and meets British groups, he is likely to hear a great deal about expat expectations in a rapidly changing world.

Executive birthday party

At The Zign Pattaya, a birthday party was held for Suwatchai Anchaleewiwat, 71, who is an executive of

several hotels in the family group, including Garden Sea View Resort, Stardice Pub, Long Beach Garden and others.

Happy Birthday, Archie! Archie Dunlop celebrated his 93rd birthday with a whole host of friends at Baan Souy Resort recently. The party was a spectacular affair and Archie partied into the night with a fantastic cabaret with acts from Madam Jim, Richard Taylor and a star celebrity from Brighton flown in especially for the occasion, Miss Jason Sutton. Happy Birthday Archie and many happy returns.

Royal Cliff’s restaurants receive Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence For the ninth consecutive year, five restaurants of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, namely Caprice, Chrysanthemum, Larn Thong, Rossini, and the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar, have been awarded with Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence 2015. The award gives special recognition to restaurants with at least 350 selections of fine wine with superior presentation appealing to a wide range of wine lovers.

4Cs Graduation Ceremony at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (centre, back row), area general manager, held the 4Cs Graduation Ceremony 2015 along with the GMs and management of Centara Hotels in Pattaya. The 4Cs is a project to assist disabled and others who lack opportunity in life and career. Additionally, 4Cs means Centara, Career, Creation and Children. Students will get the training from professionals to build their career in hotels and hospitality business.


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News Hilton Pattaya welcomes Thailand Minor Food Group Extreme Makeover contestants returns to PEACH

Chen Yuhan from China, Darleen Cubas from USA and Novi Meyliani from Indonesia—contestants of Thailand Extreme Makeover season 2—were welcomed by Rudolf Troestler (2nd from right), Hilton Pattaya general manager, upon their arrival at the hotel. Thailand Extreme Makeover, aimed to boost medical tourism in Thailand, invited women from around the world to participate for a chance to receive an incredible and exclusive head-totoe transformation package while holidaying in Thailand all for free.

Thailand launches the 2015 Discover Thainess Streets and Markets of Clean Food Good by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

The Ministry of Public Health in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports launched the 2015 Discover Thainess Streets and Markets of Clean Food Good Taste project, aiming at assuring and elevating the good sanitation of all markets and street food vendors in Thailand. The project recommended 17 food streets and 13 fresh markets in the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) 12 hidden gems that tourists must not miss when they are in the Kingdom (Lampang, Phetchabun, Nan, Buri Ram, Loei, Samut Songkhram, Ratchaburi, Trat, Chanthaburi, Trang, Chumphon, and Nakhon Si Thammarat).

Over 900 delegates of the Minor Food Group attended the Manager Conference 2015 at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH). Minor Food Group’s top executives along with managers from different outlets across Thailand converged at PEACH for three productive days of team building activities, insightful seminars and breakout meeting sessions. Recreational activities promoting camaraderie and encouraging team work on problem solving was also a part of the weekend event.

Annual blood donation at Amari Pattaya

All food streets and fresh markets listed have passed the Ministry of Public Health’s criteria and been awarded the Clean Food Good Taste logo and the Clean Fresh Market certificate, respectively. In addition, all participating restaurants and food vendors must pass the following criteria: Clean Food Good Taste; no sale of alcoholic drinks and cigarettes; no use

of foam food containers; must provide serving spoons; have clean restrooms, and are equipped with wash basins. The fresh markets must pass the criteria of environmental sanitation, food safety, and consumer protection. Under the 2015 Discover Thainess Streets and Markets of Clean Food Good Taste project, all 12 local health stations in collaboration with

the provincial health offices and the provincial administration offices have organised meetings and seminars, guiding local restaurants and food vendors on the Clean Food Good Taste concept and on using natural materials as food containers. Thus far, restaurants and food vendors of the food street on Khuang Muang Road in Nan are 100 percent free of foam food containers.

Management and team members of Amari Pattaya led by Richard Gamlin (centre), resident manager, joined the annual blood donation drive for 2015 in support of The Thai Red Cross Society from Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital to help hospital patients there as well as victims in various regions nationwide. This activity was organized to allow both hotel guests and team members to participate in the hotel’s CSR activities.


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News Thailand to host Asia’s 50 Best ButlerTech Group Restaurants 2016 Awards introduces Butler Pad

by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

Thailand has been selected to stage “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 Award.” The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with William Reed Business Media is preparing to officially announce this collaboration at Paste, Artisanal Thai Cuisine, Gaysorn Shopping Centre, on October 20, 2015. The lavish event, supported by TAT, is expected to generate extensive publicity for the Kingdom’s gastronomic delights, promote Thai cuisine worldwide through various publicity channels, as well as enhance the delight of sampling the huge array of restaurants that have opened in Thailand. This year, Gaggan in Bangkok took first place in the list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants at a ceremony hosted in Singapore. Also, Nahm took seventh place and was joined by other Thai successes including Chef Tim Butler’s Eat Me (25th

place), Bo.Lan (37th place) and Ian Kttichai’s Issaya Siamese Club (39th place). Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards has been held annually since its founding in 2013 by the publishing venture William Reed Business Media. The list is created by the Diners Club® Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each

selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. The Asian countries eligible for voting are: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Lao PDR, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, TimorLeste, and Vietnam.

Hug, snap & win prizes from Marriott Thailand The world could use a little more love and a lot more hugs. Join in with the simplest and warmest gesture, help children with cleft palates and win numerous amazing prizes from Marriott Hotels and Resorts Thailand each week! Starting today, Oct. 1, post a picture which involves hugging then tag two friends, open status as public, and mention #1000hugsTH #MarriottThailand in your caption on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Marriott Thailand will donate 10 baht for every post and donate it to Operation Smile Thailand. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 29. For more information, visit www.1000HugsTH.com or call 02 125 5000 ext 8703-4.

ButlerTech Group, a company that creates smart solution applications for lifestyle and hospitality industries, have developed ButlerPad, a revolutionary and easy-to-use application to deal with the demands of millennial travellers looking for that unique digital experience. The virtual concierge application is a necessity for all hotels that wish to provide their guests with a familiar way to communicate. Tipped to be the next Wi-Fi, the virtual concierge is expected within the next five years to be used by most top hotels around the world. Concierge applications are beneficial to travellers because the applications offer reputable locally curated activities, streamlined communication channels for various hotel departments and access to realtime customer service consultants all from the comfort of a their own smartphone, tablet or PC. This can only help hotels be an integrated

part of their guest’s travel experience resulting in guest loyalty and superior satisfaction, the company said. Group CEO and Founder Mike Mazza commented “this is a world first new advertising medium that provides local companies with an opportunity to advertise their services for free to hotel guests. They only pay a fee for every booking received through our application. All companies listed are firstly researched and reviews checked, then visited by our full-time local team who ensure that what we read online is matched by what we see in person. This protects both guests and our hotel partners”. ButlerPad has offices already established in Singapore, Thailand, UK, Australia, Hong Kong and a new office is opening early 2016 in New York. Hotels will appreciate the opportunity to access this new tech for free especially when it comes with a new revenue channel, he said.

PET NEWS

Spay and neuter event Pattaya 2015 Thailand’s increasing population of stray animals, based on the data provided by the Department of Livestock, has grown out of control to an estimated 8.6 million dogs. One single dog pair can produce 67,000 new dogs within six years. T h e re f o re PAC – P a t t a y a Animal Coalition (www.facebook. com/PattayaAnimalCoalition) and Santisook Dogs and Cats Rescue Foundation (www. santisookdogsandcats.org/en) joined hands to sterilize and neuter 400 dogs and cats within the Pattaya area from September 25 until October 4, 2015. Within these nine days a team of veterinarians and volunteers will be traveling to different locations to assist temples, shelters and private entities which will also include the Homeless Dog Shelter of Royal Thai Navy Sattahip and Mabprachan Animal Shelter located in Chantaburi to

sterilize and neuter as many dogs and cats as possible to tackle the problem. Since stray animals are an issue for the entire community these two organizations have received astonishing support from local hotels, businesses

and individuals to guarantee success and so hopefully establish the base for annual recurrence of this event. Visit www.facebook.com/ PattayaAnimalCoalition/events for schedule.

Nothing comes between dog lovers and their beloved companions, particularly in the United States where a new survey concluded that nearly four in ten Americans would choose their pet over their partner. Researchers found that 38 percent of dog owners love their dog more than their romantic partner or spouse. Dog owners even admit that they’d be slightly more devastated by their pet running away than they would if their lover ran away. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being completely devastated, a runaway dog averages a 9.0; a breakup with a partner averages 8.8.


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The Barn Steak House at Pattaya Sheep Farm by Mick and Di Barker

We thought our “extreme” city of Pattaya offered just about every kind of leisure opportunity but, as usual it always surprises us by pulling yet another rabbit out of the hat, this time it bleats not grunts or purrs. A few kilometers outside Pattaya (opposite Regents International School Pattaya on Highway 36) sits a pastoral playground named simply Pattaya Sheep Farm. Owned by Chang Siam, it is an idyllic attraction for all the family. Here the sheep roam freely but will come running when a bottle of milk is in the offing. They never seem to tire of being fed the nutritious white liquid and for B.20 it will make for a memorable moment for the kids. Other attractions include donkeys, Shetland ponies, deer, white buffalos, alpacas, a Ferris wheel, a shooting gallery, souvenir shops, an aviary and so much more. A veritable zoo-cum-fair ground-cum-carnival at an admission

charge of only B.50 (little ones under 110 cm have free admittance) it’s a definite ‘baaaagain’. Mick and I visited in the evening to review the rustic restaurant called The Barn Steak House. The restaurant closes at 8 pm so come early. This is a big “barn” seating approximately 400 people inside and out with a big menu to match crossing from east to west with ease. Kids have their own menu featuring nuggets, chicken balls, fingers and sandwiches priced at B.150. Beers and wines are available and we set off our dinner with an excellent glass of Sauvignon Blanc while chatting with the owner, Greg Phatnamrob. Appetisers are diverse offering a light lunch option or a tasty starter. We tasted the baked mussels (B.260) which were big, plump molluscs coated in molten cheese having been toasted under the grill and served with garlic bread. Cheese

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Urban Assault with V-Twin Power, Torque and Street Cred Rider: Peter Thygesen Writer: John K. Lindgren

The brand an American icon like Apple, Coke and McDonald's is also known as the Hog, the Knucklehead, the Fat Boy or simply Harley. Harley-Davidson, the world's most legendary motorcycle manufacturer, was born 1903 in a wooden shed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Years later it boasted 200 dealers across the States. It participated in two World Wars. In the 1960s the hog becomes the hairy-scary Hells Angels' preferred transportation. Harley also stars in numerous movies with Marlon Brando, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. In the turbulent 90s the two-wheeler goes almost bankrupt

but comes back full throttle. Today Harley-Davidson is the world's fifth largest motorcycle manufacturer instantly recognized by the rumbling, choppy "potato-potato" unmistakable Harley-Davidson trademark, soundtrack. This week Pattaya Today's Automotive intrepid test-rider Peter Thygesen takes the Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight for a test ride. It's Friday high noon. The vivid black Forty-Eight is parked outside Power Station, Thailand's first authorized Harley-Davidson dealer. The all new, tough and modern-looking showroom and service center located beside Rama IX road near Thanon Petchburi and Royal City Avenue. HarleyDavidson Bangkok is one of 1,300 certified H-D dealerships across 68 countries.

The Forty-Eight Roadster architecture boasts classic Harley Sportster style elements. The fat tires, cast aluminum 16-inch wired wheels and the emblematic, puny, steel peanut tank, chopped front fender and a retro circular speedometer. Short black handlebars with under-bar mounted mirrors and a black, low, single seat. The naked rear end, where the sweep of the guard is unbroken. Tail and brake lights are enclosed within the indicators. This motorbike is a tight looking, low-slung urban brawler. The Forty-Eight has always been the epitome of Harley-Davidson minimalism. Sans clutter, dechromed. This is pure motorcycle design, not decoration.

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Movers & Shakers celebrates six years of charity network Mantra Restaurant and Bar was abuzz with talk and excitement as Movers and Shakers celebrated its sixth year of holding corporate charity network events. Movers and Shakers Founder Cees “KC” Cuijpers was overwhelmed by the attendance of business professionals within a variety of sectors who joined in the jam-packed venue. KC shared that for the past six years, Movers and Shakers held 60 plus events and five gala events in Bangkok and Pattaya attended by 15,000 guests and raised 4 million baht for local charitable causes. The event also marked the end of a long and loyal support cycle by title-sponsor Riviera Group, developer of The Riviera Wongamat Beach and The Riviera Jomtien. Founder and Developer Winston Gale received a plaque of appreciation for its support to the charity event. A chic and choc fashion show by brands Vayla and Shacreya was exclusively brought by Riviera Group. Attendees enjoyed a night of networking and guest performance by Ornny and danced to the music from DJ Benz.

eve n ts c a le n d a r FORTUNE TELLER FESTIVAL 2015 Date: 10-11 October 2015, Saturday-Sunday, 11 am – 8 pm Venue: 1st floor, Central Center Pattaya Activities: The Fortune Teller Festival 2015 will feature eight tellers from various types of fields, such as Guzheng, Palmistry, Numerology and Gypsy Fortune Telling. And on October 10 at 5 pm, there will be a live horoscope talk show by celebrity fortune teller Katha Chinabanchorn. The fee is 500 baht per person and 1,000 baht for the English version. All funds raised will be donated to Amari’s Baht for a Better Life Foundation. For more information: Amari Pattaya Tel: 038 418 418

“ART CODE EXHIBITION” THE SECRET OF ART Date: 12 October 2015 – 12 January 2016, 10 am – 8 pm Venue: Sky Lobby, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Activities: This exhibition by Cholasinth Chorsakul presents 2D, 3D and multimedia art pieces, both semi-abstract and abstract, with some of the artwork exclusively created for the exhibition. The exhibition reveals the fineness of shapes, techniques, surface, color, placement and other elements, known as “Truth of Art”. A part of the total revenue gained will be donated to the Princess Mother’s Medical Volunteer Foundation. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. For more information: Centara Grand at CentralWorld Tel: 02 100 1234 ext 6753-56

OKTOBERFEST AT AMARI PATTAYA Date: 24 October 2015, Saturday, 7 pm onwards Venue: Amari Pattaya Activities: Experience Germany’s greatest tradition. Join the special buffet with specialities such as Schwein Spanferkel (whole pig on a spit) and the traditional Schweinshaxe (grilled pork knuckles), especially crafted by Amari Pattaya’s chefs. A pint of Oktoberfest bier with a complimentary souvenir mug is included with the dinner, for only 1,400 baht net per person. For more information: Amari Pattaya Tel: 038 418 418 E-mail: fbreservation.pattaya@amari.com

HUGO TICCIATI & ORCHESTRA Date: 25 October 2015, Sunday, 4-6 pm Venue: Courtyard by Marriott South Pattaya Activities: D&M Music Studio in cooperation with Yamaha Ratchadapisek Music School presents young British-born violinist Hugo Ticciati. Hugo has been successful in several worldwide events and has begun his own festival in Sweden. Program includes Swedish folk music and a Vivaldi / Piazzolla mix of Four Seasons among others. Tickets are priced at 600 baht (early bird) and 700 baht (door price). For more information: Tel: 081 682 8000

OCEAN MARINA PATTAYA BOAT SHOW 2015 Date: 26-29 November 2015, Thursday-Sunday Venue: Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya Activities: The 4th annual Thailand’s lifestyle boat show offers great opportunities for a broad range of potential exhibitors – incorporating lifestyle, boating, accessory, diving, fishing and tourism displays. With the event held at Asia’s largest marina of its kind, it will attract even more exceptional prospective buyers to the event. This year’s boat show is a perfect marketing platform to expose your brand visibility, products, and services directly to your prospective target group. For more information: Tel: 02 661 6800 ext 407 090 909 7469 (Khun Narumol) Email: info@oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com


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2015 FEI World Jumping Challenge The 2015 FEI World Jumping Challenge, Category A (120-130 cm), B (110-120 cm) and C (100-110 cm), was held at the Horseshoe Point Pattaya last September 18-20. This is the 37th year that the challenge has been held worldwide. This competition was created originally to provide less experienced jumping riders to compete in an international level without leaving their respective countries. The FEI World Jumping Challenge made a big contribution to develop jumping, one of the equestrian disciplines in the Olympics, and the most popular worldwide. Up to today, riders who participated in the Challenge are successfully competing in the elite level worldwide. This year, the challenge has introduced a new format – three events organized throughout the year, instead of only one. Horseshoe Point, despite the onslaught of typhoon Vamco, with tons of rain and massive flooding in Pattaya, continued the first event, and had a good result with participants in all three categories. The course plans were designed by Guilherme Jorge (BRA) who will also be the Course Designer in the Rio Olympics 2016. The Ground Juries were Pakin Chamswat (THA), Phutthihat Sethchaivut (THA) and Zherwin Acosta, DVM (PHI). The Final of the World Jumping Challenge 2015 will be in Bulgaria; the qualifications for the final will be based on the results of Category A. The Category A in Thailand will also be used as a qualifier for the shortlist of the THA National Team for Show Jumping.

Winners:

Category A: 120-130 cm 1st place: Dhewin Manathanya & Blue Boy Category B: 110-120 cm 1st place: Sunsinee Thaicharoen & Umalda Z Category C: 100-110 cm 1st place: Porawan Larbtawee & Braveheart Class 1: Warm-Up Show Jumping Clear Round 1st place: Saserach Tomongkol & Hilltop Stormboy Class 2: Warm-Up Show Jumping 1st place: Panisa Maleenont & Rusty Wave Class 3: Warm-Up Show Jumping 1st place: Panisa Maleenont & Rusty Wave Class 4: FEI World Jumping Challenge Cat. C 1st place: Porawan Larbtawee & Braveheart Class 4: FEI World Jumping Challenge Cat. C Open 1st place: Porawan Larbtawee & Braveheart

Class 11: Dressage Intro Pony 1st place: Charlotte Crabb & Cody Class 11: Dressage Intro Open 1st place: Charlotte Crabb & Cody Class 13: Sub Junior Dressage Open 1st place: Lissa Welser & Feliz Navidad Class 14: Dressage Open 1st place: Charlotte Crabb & Cody Class 14: Pony Dressage 1st place: Charlotte Crabb & Cody Class: FEI World Jumping Challenge Cat. B Open 1st place: Sunsinee Thaicharoen & Umalda Z Class 15: FEI World Jumping Challenge Cat. B 1st place: Sunsinee Thaicharoen & Umalda Z

Class 5: MaxWin Show Jumping Power and Speed 1st place: Chanakarn Intorn

Class 16: FEI World Jumping Challenge Cat. A 1st place: Dhewin Manathanya & Blue Boy Class 16: FEI World Jumping Challenge Cat. A Open 1st place: Jaruporn Limpichati & Irregular Choice

Class 6: Thonglor Clinic Show Jumping 1st place: Wanvisuth Yongkamol & Rio Ledy’s

Class 11: Thonglor Clinic Show Jumping 1st place: Marvin Navaraj & Connemara

Class 7: Thonglor Clinic Show Jumping 1st place: Tanya Nokhong & Drummer

Class 18: MaxWin Show Jumping Accumulator 1st place: Lily-Mae Toon & Crystal

Class 8: MaxWin Show Jumping 1st place: Thongsri Kiengbontod & Cricket

Class 19: MaxWin Show Jumping Accumulator 1st place: Thongsri Kiengbontod & Ginggo

Class 10: Novice Dressage Open 1st place: Lissa Welser & Feliz Navidad

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Pullman Pattaya Hotel G welcomes Iranian Table Tennis Team Pullman Pattaya Hotel G led by Director of Rooms Prarinya Charoenrat (second from right) welcomed Iranian national table tennis athletes on their arrival to stay at the hotel for the 2015 ITTF-Asian Table Tennis Championships held during Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, 2015 at the Eastern National Sports Training Center on Soi Chaiyapruek 2.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Johnny Anfone

A-One Hotel Pattaya welcomes Department of Special Investigation chief

Andre Brulhart (left), area general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed Thai celebrity Johnny Anfone during CMA Carnival Dinner Party organised by the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Somchai Rattanaopath (right), president of A-One Hotel Bangkok-Pattaya, warmly welcomed Suwana Suwanjuta (2nd right), the first female chief of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) at A-One Hotel Pattaya.


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Actress-singer pays visit Holiday Inn Pattaya welcomes Ministry of to Hilton Pattaya

Tourism and Sports officials

Thai actress and singer Pimmara Charoenpukdi, also known as Numwan Zaza (center), visited Hilton Pattaya on a TV show taping of Khun Nay Jai Ta Lad lifestyle TV program of channel 9 at Horizon rooftop restaurant and bar on level 34. Hilton Pattaya Hotel’s representatives Parapa Teerasoontornkul (right), Marketing Communications manager, and Visarus Faikronburi (left), sous-chef, welcomed Numwan on her visit.

Ministry of Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Suriyasat Wattanavrangkul (center) and Permanent Secretary Areepong Bhoochaoom (left) were warmly welcomed by Kate Gerits, area general manager – Holiday Inn Express Bangkok and general manager – Holiday Inn Pattaya, on the annual meeting of Ministry of Tourism and Sports for increasing the development potential of tourism and sports management held at Holiday Inn Pattaya.

Annual Fire Knowledge and Evacuation Drill at Amari Pattaya

Amari Pattaya’s management team led by Richard Gamlin (centre), resident manager, in conjunction with Pattaya City Fire Station, organized the annual fire knowledge and evacuation drill for 2015. The drill reinforced the importance of all team members being knowledgeable about evacuation procedures from high-rise buildings and gave them a chance to practice emergency evacuation skills so that trained employees will be able to provide assistance to those in need whenever something unpredictable occurs in a real-life situation. More than 200 team members participated in the activities.

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco visits Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Jazz Chuancheun visits Hilton Pattaya

HE Abdelilah El Housni (right), ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, together with his family, were warmly welcomed by Andre Brulhart (left), area general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, during their stay at the resort.

Parapa Teerasoontornkul (center), Marketing Communications manager of Hilton Pattaya, welcomed Padung Songsang (Jazz Chuancheun) and his wife Punnasa Promyod upon their arrival at the hotel for a private visit.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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The Barn Steak House >> from L1

or duck spring rolls are bestsellers as are the barn chicken wings and calamari rings. Caesar salads come with options of grilled salmon or chicken and are extremely popular plates throughout the day as are the soups (creamed corn, mushroom or spinach), but starting at only B.220 the pasta dishes are bestsellers, especially their signature seafood with spicy sauce. Ours came bursting with flavours and topped with two sizeable prawns. Mix and match your own pasta dishes with a choice of spaghetti, penne, linguine or fettuccine. The Barn Steak House specialises in premier cuts of Australian prime beef. Weighing in at 250 grams the tenderloin tops the list at B.630 closely followed by sirloin, rib eye and a hearty serving of T-bone with a weight of 400 grams for the carnivorous trencherman. We chose the Barn lamb burger which was a truly delicious ground patty of the lamb homemade in the Barn’s style. Other lamb dishes include the Barn Penang or Massaman curry which again we tasted and liked. Accompanied by roti bread it was an excellent bowl of profound aromatic spiciness complimented by the crispy flat bread just screaming out to be dunked into its rich goodness. So much more on this menu from grilled pork ribs, through roast chicken (B.270), a mixed sausage platter, grilled grouper and a whole gamut of gourmet Thai food featuring a spicy salmon salad with chili paste or a selection of green curries and Tom Yam soups plus fried rice dishes. It was now time for desserts and they are scrumptious in the extreme from banana split to crème brulee, to crepes, panna cotta and gorgeous rich chocolate brownies which with a dollop of creamy ice cream would put the finishing touch on any fun day out with the family. Open daily from 9 am, Pattaya Sheep Farm is fun, affordable and

Seafood Spaghetti

Barn Lamb Burger Chocolate Brownies

an entertaining destination for everyone, young or old. The present 20 rai is soon to be expanded to 40 rai so watch out for even more attractions coming this way. The Phatnamrob family has created a very special place, rural, rustic and so entertaining and educational. The Barn Steak House is open from 10 am till 8 pm and offers the perfect spot to rest a while and enjoy their

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The Barn Steak House

Pattaya Sheep Farm Situated on Highway 36 before the motorway on the left-hand side Tel: 092 321 6718 www.facebook.com/PattayaSheepFarm

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F&B Promotions Clam Celebration

Oktoberfest

at Elements Restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

at Dicey Reilly’s, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa

Plump and juicy clams have their own special menu at Elements throughout October, with the chefs creating some irresistible dishes. Select from clams with a chilli and mint dressing, steamed clams in curry sauce, clams with smoked bacon, clam ravioli with extra virgin olive oil, and spicy stir-fried clams with garlic and peppercorn. Prices start from 290 baht ++ per dish. For more information and reservations, contact 038 259 888 or info.pattaya@starwoodhotels.com.

Many Germans claim they brew the best beer in the world, and one thing's for sure, they really know how to enjoy life. On October 3 from 6 to 10 pm, Dicey Reilly's Irish Pub is holding its very own Oktoberfest with loads of great beer and great food. Price is just 650 baht net including a pint of beer and a special buffet or 1,200 baht net for the same buffet and free-flow local beer. Come and have a great Oktoberfest at Dicey Reilly's: your favorite "local" pub in Pattaya. For more information, call 038 411 755 or email diceyspub@minor.com.

Win a Honda Wave 125i at Tavern By The Sea, Amari Pattaya

Saturday Special: International Seafood BBQ Buffet at The Beach Club Restaurant, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Every Saturday night from 6:30 until 10 pm, spoil yourself with an extensive international buffet that includes seafood on ice, a Thai station, sushi and sashimi, cold cuts, Mediterranean selections, Norwegian salmon, desserts and much more. Oyster lovers should not miss the succulent and tasty Fine de Clare French oysters in addition to local Thai oysters. Jazz up your weekend vibe with live acoustic performances from Santos the guitarist. Buffet price is 1,390 baht net per person. The Beach Club Restaurant opens every day from 6:30 am to 10 pm. For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8 or email info@pullmanpattayahotelG.com.

Tom Yum Talay Maprow Orn at Flare, Hilton Pattaya Throughout the month of 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. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email sawitree.seerasa@hilton.com.

Watch the Rugby World Cup 2015 live on Tavern By The Sea Bar and Restaurant’s new 140-inch LED HD screen, the largest in Pattaya, and get a chance to win a Honda Wave 125i, valued at 49,000 baht, from now until October 31, 2015. For every 500 baht spent whilst watching the Rugby World Cup, guests will receive an entry in the draw to win the major prize. The winner will be drawn at Tavern by The Sea on Monday, November 2, 2015. Also, throughout the tournament, enjoy free-flowing draft Heineken beer, from kick-off until the first points are scored, during the selected Rugby World Cup game of the day. Tavern by The Sea serves a wide variety of great food and drinks and is located on Beach Road in North Pattaya with plenty of parking available.

Mushrooms

at Acqua Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya It's the height of summer back in Italy and time to bring the flavours of the Mediterranean to the table at Acqua Italian restaurant. Choose from grilled tomino cheese on Portobello mushrooms with speck ham, mascarpone and sautéed mushroom bruschetta, spaghettini with Canadian lobster and chanterelle mushrooms. Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 6 to 11 pm. Call for reservations at 038 714 981.

Dine & Win campaign at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya

Havana Bar introduces the biggest promotion ever. For every 500 baht spent on food and beverage at Havana Bar, guests will receive one lucky draw ticket for a chance to win each month a free stay at Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park, InterContinental Bangkok, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach or win the big prize of round-trip air ticket to Kuala Lumpur and two-night stay at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie with breakfast for two persons. Holiday Inn Pattaya's Hi-Club members will receive two tickets for every 500 baht spent. Promotion is available from now to December 2015. The lucky draw will be held every last Wednesday of each month. Terms and conditions apply.

To make a reservation and for more information, contact 038 418 419 or email fbreservation.pattaya@amari.com.

For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Treat Yourself to a Tasty Trio

Paulaner-sponsored Oktoberfest

at East Coast Kitchen, Holiday Inn Pattaya

at Twinkle Pool, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

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.

Taking Oktoberfest to a whole different level by taking in romantic sunset scene on a private beach tuned by light jazz music every day from now until October 24, 2015. Beer serving hours from 5 to 11 pm with various authentic German cuisine and enjoy DJ party every Saturday from 7 to 10 pm for only 750 baht per person with complimentary glass of draught Paulaner beer and unlimited mouthwatering Bavarian canapé. Or better yet, get excited and join the epic Oktoberfest Beer Drinking Competition on Saturday, October 24 at 5:30 pm to win yourself many great prizes namely free stay at deluxe room, BBQ seafood buffet for two, dim sum buffet for two and many more. Application fee is only 500 baht per person. Get ready to drink up! Many great prizes and good mingles await.

For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

For more information, call 038 933 888.

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DRIFTERS BEACH CAFÉ Feel the sand between your toes and the tropical sun on your face while enjoying one of the best pizzas in town say, Mick and Di. Eclectic retro rock, frosty beers, perfect thin crust pizzas, jugs of Margaritas and an ace beach location to dream about make Drifters Beach Café one of the area's funkiest fun bar-cum-eateries. Nestling on a quiet stretch of Na Jomtien Beach close to the Pinnacle Hotel, it would be hard to improve on this laid-back beach bar. No invasive supersized flat screens here – just the wide blue yonder, mountains and sea, and the perfect place to kick back and forget your troubles for an hour or two. It certainly ticks all our boxes: an ambiance so laid-back it’s horizontal, a backdrop of tropical paradise proportions, craft beers to slake the thirst and beyond borders chow. Drifters came about circa 2000 when a group of boat heads would park their ski boats in the water in front of a ramshackle beach hut. They would ski and wakeboard down to the Bang Saray Club finding driftwood on the way which they would then tow back slowly to base to build the bar. It was named after that driftwood and also the friends that would drift in and out of each others lives. From humble origins it is now a thriving business complete with the five-story Drifters Apartments. It is Australian Tony Trail’s baby who with his partner, Mon, run a tight ship and cook amazing pizzas. Drifters coordinates are posted at the neighbouring marina and yacht club which periodically results in flotillas of sailing boats (The Drifter Dash) descending on their sandy doorstep to enjoy the hearty victuals and many cold ones before heading back to the club. What’s on the menu? It all started with pizzas and they are undoubtedly still the bestsellers. Over the years they have been perfected, honed and refined with the choice of toppings diverse and atypical. Choices from their 20long list include the quintessential

Margherita (B.220) through prosciutto with mushrooms, seafood with crab, prawns and Mozzarella, but our favourite (until we tasted the new crab and smoked salmon) was vegetarian with tomatoes, olives, garlic, onion, rocket, bell peppers and mushrooms, but with our “Food Lovers” hats on, we ordered it with extra salami! Hawaiian (B.350) is another top seller but they are all much in demand from 11 am until well after the setting sun. Aussies love their pies and Tony caters for his fellow antipodeans with a choice of seven ranging from the much loved mince through steak and potato, steak and kidney, or steak and mushroom, chicken and mushroom and two vegetarian options all priced at B.185. Quick bites (Small Stuff) offer crispy corn nachos topped with cheese and Jalapeno peppers (B.145), fat tasty sausage rolls, potato wedges, chicken wings and more. While for heartier fare there are three types of pasta (carbonara, Napolitana and Bolognaise) and “Mains ‘n Stodge” include a robust beef stew (B.220), chilli beans and a trio of hot dogs

new moon. First up (and a first time for us) we sampled the homemade beef jerky Humpty Doo style which originates near Tony’s hometown of Darwin in the small town of Humpty Doo. Full of protein and fat-free it’s a favourite drinking food in the Northern Territory and is proving quite a big hit 4,430 km away in Na Jomtien. We followed this with a Buffalo Mozzarella and a fresh tomato salad (B.150), and a substantial serving of chilli cheese fries. Sizzling hot chips are topped with chilli beans, molten cheese and sour cream, pukka tucker if ever there was! The latest from Drifters’ portfolio of pizzas then hit the table, Smoked salmon, Crab and Mozzarella (B.440). Creamy cheese makes such good friends with smoked salmon and here they are joined by soft sweet crab meat with a touch of salinity – it was a winning combination. The demand for craft beers has soared recently and Drifters has taken in this trend and is now

stocking premium craft beers from the across the globe including America and Japan plus a whole range of stouts, porters and IPA’s. Drifters Beach Café is a true bonza place, no pretensions here, just great food, convivial company and a happy atmosphere in which to watch the world drift by. How to get there: Located on Na Jomtien Beach just past the Kilometer 154 marker and Wat Na Jomtien. Heading south from Jomtien on Sukhumvit Highway make a U-turn after the Shell station on your right. Soi 8 is marked for the Pinnacle Hotel. Follow the road to the bottom and turn right. 500 metres on the left-hand side you will see Drifters Beach Café. Drifters Beach Café Tel: 081 619 8626 Open daily (except Mondays) from 11 am to 10 pm www.driftersbeachapartments.com

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with various sauces. Thai food is not forgotten and Tom Yam Kung, Tom Kaa Gai, Massaman and a Penang chicken curry are hot favourites. When Mick and I visited the other week, Mon served us a selection of the latest additions to the menu including their new pizza. The floods having subsided, it was a clear, bright night to enjoy the wafting ozone and a delicate

Smoked Salmon and Crab Pizza

Spa Promotions Kenya Sensory Journey

Rest, relax and rejuvenate

at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya

at The Okura Spa, The Okura Prestige Bangkok

Let’s add a tiny bliss into your autumn holiday through Devarana Spa Nairobi signature treatment “Kenya Sensory Journey” complimented by native botanic herbs of Kenya. This exclusive program uses African red tea, ground coffee and Savanna essence as the grind ingredients. With the essence of native herbs and plants, this treatment rejuvenates your skin through 30-minute African Red Tea Body Scrub, 60-minute Kenya Coffee Detoxifying Wrap and 60-minute Oil Massage of choice with special formulated blend of Savanna grassland for a total rejuvenation. This inspiring rejuvenation is available at all Devarana Spas in Thailand until October 2015. The 2.5-hour program is priced at 4,500 baht net per person.

The Okura Spa has introduced a range of rejuvenating body scrubs that nourish the skin and provide essential healing qualities. • Siamese sesame scrub: A mix of soy bean, mung bean and black sesame to provide natural anti-aging, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. • Mixed rice dry scrub: A combination of jasmine rice, black sticky rice and corn to help maintain moisture balance in the skin with added deep cleansing benefits. • Tropical fruit scrub: A blend of papaya, pineapple, mango and mandarin extract to help skin whitening and exfoliation and balancing the skin’s natural PH level. These 50-minute body scrubs are available every day between 10 am to 10 pm from now to November For more information and to book a treatment, call 30, 2015 and are priced at 1,800 baht ++ per treatment. 02 687 9000 or email spa@okurabangkok.com.

For more information, contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or pattaya@devaranaspa.com.


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Laser treatment helps restore youthful appearance by Thonglor Clinic

Time always takes its toll on our appearances. Either we become wrinklier, gain too much weight or start to sprout different skin tags on our body. It is never too late to take action. The worst thing we can do is ignore these problems. Unattractive skin tags can be removed with the aid of laser

technology without leaving unsightly scars. The doctor will examine you during a free consultation to assess the best way to approach your special needs. Lasers also have a rejuvenating effect on the skin and can improve early changes. If your masses appear to be more like some skin cancers, then an appointment with the surgeon may be in order. Caucasian skin

is more easily damaged by the effects of the sun; all sorts of changes can be then encountered. Asian skin is more subject to developing melasma or to have some scarring post acne. Lasers and rejuvenating products will help to resurface the skin and reduce the depths or severity of old scars. These laser treatments have to be repeated in some instances if the skin lesions are severe. Thonglor Clinic has a special laser that targets colored skin lesions and blood vessels. It can be used to remove liver spots and small red veins that often appear around the nose. This laser can also be used to treat small varicose veins. These capillaries can be zapped away with no scarring. Lasers come in different wave lengths and are used to treat multiple skin conditions. If you are wondering if it is for you, please make an appointment for a free consultation. Just don’t ignore the problem…it won’t go away on its own. Unwanted fat deposits too stubborn to disappear with exercise can be removed with the help of liposuction. This is not a weight reduction method, more a body reshaping intervention. Many older men present large breasts that make them uncomfortable to be seen on the beach without a shirt. These can be markedly reduced in size and shape. Lower abdomen aprons can also be reduced by up to 4 kg in one session. With our female patients

we have to deal more with reshaping saddle bags and ventral fat deposits. Arm circumferences can also be reduced by this procedure. It can reduce the ‘bat-wing’ effect on the arm area. Another area that can be targeted is fatty chins and double/triple chins that some of us sport. This quite often is combined during a facelift operation. Liposuction can be performed in the clinic with some light sedation and the use of saline laced with local anesthetic to make it painless. It is called “tickle lipo” as the feeling is more like a tickling effect when the fat is aspirated out. Wearing a support bandage post operatively allows the skin to resume its place without sagginess. Some bruising is present for one week after the procedure and then a firming effect takes place during the healing process. There is no down time as most people resume their normal activities almost the same day. Only a slight preparation is required medically. The patient must not take aspirin medications or other blood thinning products for one week prior to the procedure. Blood tests are conducted also prior to the surgery to rule out any other underlying

problems. Our staff will be glad to answer any questions you may have before making your decision to rediscover the new you! The rainy season is the best time to tackle these issues as the beaches are not as much the focus of our daily activities. Take control of your life and your appearance now! Thonglor Clinic – Pattaya is conveniently situated on Thappraya Road. For more information or to book a free consultation contact 038 252 055.


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Vol. 03 No. 19 | Oct 1-15, 2015

Hotel Promotions

How Effective Are Weight-Loss Programs?

Special anniversary promotion at OZO Pattaya

The odds are against obese women and more so against obese men

To celebrate its first anniversary and to thank guests for their support, OZO Pattaya introduces a special anniversary promotion, designed for travellers seeking an unforgettable getaway, rejuvenated by the fresh sea breeze of Pattaya. Enjoy special rate starting at 1,155 baht ++ per night for stays in a Sleep room from now until October 31, 2015. Price includes breakfast for two, a 20 percent discount at EAT Restaurant and late checkout until 3 pm. Special promotion is available by booking through www.ozohotels.com/pattaya (promo code: OZOAN1).

For more information and reservations, contact 038 103 777.

Enjoy high season with an Early Bird Deal at Eastin Hotel Pattaya Pattaya is a fun yearround destination but during the high season there’s even more reason to visit with cool wind and nice weather plus a very special Early Bird promotion from Eastin Hotel Pattaya. With an advance reservation of at least 30 days prior to arrival guests will receive a full 20 percent discount on room rates starting from 2,070 baht for an Arcadia Superior Room. The promotion is available for booking from now until March 31, 2016.

For reservations, call 038 427 121-9 or email rsvn@eastinpattaya.com.

School Break Special with Amari Exclusive special offers await families at all Amari properties in Thailand The school holiday is round the corner, and this year Amari introduces special School Break Holiday promotion with up to 30 percent discount at 10 Amari properties across Thailand including: - Amari Buriram United: from 1,440 baht ++ per night - Amari Garden Pattaya: from 2,025 baht ++ per night - Amari Hua Hin: from 2,380 baht ++ per night - Amari Phuket: from 2,880 baht ++ per night The rates are inclusive of breakfast for two, a complimentary extra bed for children under 12 years old (excluding breakfast) and special amenities for kids and/or free activities. Available only for those living and working in Thailand and valid for booking and stays from now until October 31, 2015.

Book online at www.amari.com using promo code SCHOOLBREAK.

Since the launching of Weight Watchers 52 years ago in Brooklyn, New York, the concept has expanded around the world, has been replicated by hundreds of competing organizations, and has attracted millions of overweight and obese women and men seeking to shed extra pounds through such support systems. But now a study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that most obese people who don’t get some kind of weight-loss surgery will never achieve a “normal” weight. (The Centers for Disease Control classify a BMI of between 25 and 29.9 as “overweight,” anything above that as obese.) Data for 76,704 obese men and 99,791 obese women from the United Kingdom were analyzed over the course of nine years, and researchers found that the annual probability of reaching a normal weight was just 1 in 210 for obese men and 1 in 124 for obese women (obese = 30.0–34.9 BMI).

For those with morbid obesity (BMI = 40.0–44.9), those odds decreased to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women. In contrast, a systematic review conducted last year found that at 12 months, Weight Watchers was associated with 2.6 percent more weight loss than those who were in a control group. Weight Watchers programs use a science-driven approach to help participants lose weight by forming helpful habits, eating smarter, getting more exercise and providing support.

Need help with your bags? Have you recently begun to notice that you have bags under your eyes? It’s a common problem and there are some common solutions. Puffy eyes are often brought on by the build-up of water, often stemming from allergies, a cold or a sinus infection. Alternatively, they might develop the morning after having eaten salty food or suffering a night of crying. Addressing the underlying cause will help treat these temporary eruptions of puffiness. If the cause is an allergy, treat it with nonsedating, over-the-counter allergy medications. It’s also a good idea to discuss such allergies or hay fever with your doctor. You might also consider trying a neti pot to irrigate your nasal cavity. (The device looks like a small teapot.) It can help relieve fluid buildup caused by allergies, sinus congestion, or a cold. A third option is to switch your sleeping position. Thanks to gravity, sleeping on your side or stomach can encourage fluids to collect under your eyes. If you're a side sleeper, you may notice a heavier bag on the side you sleep on. Try sleeping on your back and add an extra pillow under your head.

Other everyday habits including rubbing your eyes frequently, going to bed with makeup on, and excessive drinking, can contribute to under-eye bags, too, because of irritation or dehydration. Eye bags are common and usually not related to your health. But if your bags appear suddenly and you're not suffering from allergies, a sinus infection, or a cold—and they don't improve when you try the lifestyle steps mentioned above—see your doctor; some thyroid or kidney problems can cause under-eye fluid retention.

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud was a proponent of cocaine. After trying the drug for the first time in 1884, he recommended it as a useful treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.

EVERYDAY SUPER FOOD

THE SCORCH TRIALS (MOVIE TIE-IN)

By JAMIE OLIVER 9780718181239

By JAMES DASHNER 9780553538410

“In Everyday Super Food, Jamie’s done all the hard work for you - all you need to do is choose a delicious recipe, cook it up and, most importantly, enjoy it. Every meal in this book is a good choice and will bring you a step closer to a healthier, happier you. “

This special movie tie-in trade paperback edition features a foreword by Wes Ball, the director of the movie, an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film and an exclusive fan sticker. The first book, The Maze Runner, is now a movie featuring the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster! Also look for James Dashner’s newest series: the Mortality Doctrine that includes The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts.


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Vol. 03 No. 19 | Oct 1-15, 2015

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

Unbreakable – Janet Jackson

Unbreakable is the upcoming 11th studio album by American singer Janet Jackson. It is set to be released on October 2, 2015. It is the first album to be released under her independent label Rhythm Nation Records, distributed by BMG Rights Management. Unbreakable reunites Jackson with the songwriting/production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who last collaborated with her on her ninth studio album 20 Y.O. (2006). Songs on the album also include rappers J. Cole and Missy Elliott as featured artists. Jackson developed the concept for the album and the production of the supporting world tour simultaneously. Its theme reflects various experiences over the course of her life—including aspects of her childhood and the loss of Michael—in addition to socially conscious messages related to her 1989 album Rhythm Nation 1814. It is described an open dialog on "where we stand today as individuals and as the interrelated elements of a planet." She has promoted the album through social media, frequently using the hashtag #ConversationsInACafe as well as taglines "I've been listening" and "Let's keep the conversation going." Its lead single, titled "No Sleeep," was released on June 22, 2015.

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THE WALK

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writers Genre

October 8, 2015 Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried Joe Wright Jason Fuchs, J.M. Barrie Adventure | Family | Fantasy

The story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland.There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

Release Date Voice Actors Director Writers Genre

October 15, 2015 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley Robert Zemeckis Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Browne Adventure | Biography | Drama

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

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

Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight >> from L1 Forty-Eight refers to the 7.9-liter tank, the emblematic all-steel "peanut" gas tank first introduced by HarleyDavidson in 1948, the year the Sportster range was launched – hence the name. Engine: Power is supplied by the tried-and-tested, fuel-injected 5-speed, V-Twin 1.2-liter air-cooled and belt drive Harley Evolution engine built with aluminum heads and cylinders for weight reduction. Rubber-mounted power train to lessen engine vibrations and shorty dual exhaust with slash-cut mufflers. Fuel efficiency is circa 20 kilometer per liter comparable to my wife's dinky Nissan March 1.2-liter eco car. The Ride: Impressions by Peter Thygesen, the rider: “First full face helmet and gloves on for safety”, says Peter and fires up the 1.2-liter engine. Rumble. Final adjustments and off he rides direction RCA and Makkasan old railway depot. Two days later back at Power Station Peter elaborates: “This is Sportster Forty-Eight. Call it entrylevel Harley. But there's still enough vibration and rumble to reassure you that you're riding the real deal. Lowered rear suspension and the saddle height, combined with the forward pegs and controls gives an upright, aggressive riding position, which I found commanding, however not comfortable for more than an hour's ride due to the seating position with no option to shift weight from the foot pegs located at the front of the bike.” “However, find an open stretch of tarmac open the throttle, let that

big torque kick in and the Forty-Eight really takes off,” Peter continues. “The power is impressive and delivery is reassuringly smooth. And there's tons of torque or pulling power. Enough to ensure a grin across the face every time you drop the clutch at the traffic lights”. “My verdict after a weekend on the Forty-Eight down to Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Totally 550 kilometers. The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight feels, looks, and sounds like an American classic. Plus a cool feature: the option to open valve (max sound level). Not recommended in your condominium or townhouse parking area! “Although I'm now more of an adventure touring motorcyclist I had great fun on the Forty-Eight and I understand the younger, urban less experienced, the wannabe big Harley-Davidson riders will not be disappointed,” Peter concludes. Some say the Sportster FortyEight is a tad uncomfortable on long rides. No worries! The new 2016 Harley Sportster Forty-Eight gets a new comfortable solo seat and a new suspension system. There's even a wrench tucked inside the seat to adjust the suspension exactly the way you like it. By the way. Why do Harley aficionados call their motorbikes "Hogs"? Beginning in 1920, a team of Wisconsin farm boys, known as the "hog boys" were consistently winning races. The group had a live black pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) as their mascot. Following a win, they would put the hog on their Harley and take

Harley-Davidson of Bangkok showroom

a victory lap. In 1983, the HarleyDavidson Motor Company formed a club for owners by turning the long-standing nickname "hog" into the acronym HOG: Harley Owners Group. Good news for the biker community on Phuket Island. A new HarleyDavidson showroom and service center will open later this year. Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Price: 869,000 baht Engine: 1,202cc V-twin Torque: 96 Nm Top Speed: 200 kph Seat height: 710 mm Kerb weight: 255 kg Fuel consumption: Combined 20 kpl www.harley-davidsonbangkok.com


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Business News Facebook opens office in Thailand

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What's Inside: Business News

Thailand projecting turnaround in visitor arrivals from Russia

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Thai Inheritance Law

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QROPS – the evermoving goalposts!

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10th Thailand Property Awards crowns the Kingdom’s best developers Marking its first decade as an institution that helped put Thai real estate on the radar, the Thailand Property Awards 2015 honoured the Winners and Highly Commended in an exclusive, black-tie awards gala held at the prestigious Plaza Athenee Bangkok (a Royal Meridien hotel). Established and up-and-coming developers in Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Khao Yai, Samui and Eastern Seaboard vied for a total of 29 categories over three sections: Developer, Development and Design. Three-time nominee SC Asset Corporation PLC claimed the biggest award of the evening for Best Developer, beating ‘MQDC’ Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited, which received a Highly Commended certificate in the same category and was also presented a Special Recognition in Corporate Social Responsibility. Completing at least 50 successful projects in the last five years that are focused on creating sustainable and “lively neighbourhoods”, SC Asset was a shoo-in for the year’s top honour, as well as for the Best Housing Development (Bangkok) award, which was given to its Granada Pinklao project that features practical design and

friendly amenities. The Chatuchak-based developer also became a Highly Commended winner in the Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok) for its Centric Tiwanon Station project. Another three-time nominee Absolute World Group emerged victorious, this time in the Best Boutique Developer category. Considered one of the current leaders of the vacation club ownership industry in Thailand, the company is also known and respected for building an impressive boutique collection of forward-thinking resorts with an environmentally-conscious approach. The firm also bagged two Highly Commended honours for current developments on Phuket and Samui. It was also an exciting evening for Minor International PLC, which was the most nominated developer of this year with five nods for the company and its subsidiaries. The group won the judges’ approval for

Best Residential Interior Design for The Residences by Anantara, a project undertaken by its Hua Hin Resort Co., Ltd. unit, and also took home four Highly Commended certificates: two in Design, and one each for villa and hotel developments. In a departure from the various award categories, the evening held a moment to honour Minor International’s founder, CEO and chairman, WIlliam “Bill” E. Heinecke, who was presented the Real Estate Personality of the Decade award by the editors of Property Report, Ensign Media’s industryleading publication, for being a shining example of a true leader in Thai luxury real estate. It was the only award not selected by the independent panel of judges.

While the Thai market has been affected by political tension and changes, a fluctuating economy, and concerns of a potential bubble in the last few quarters, the industry has remained solid, particularly the high-end, luxury, villa and retail segments in the Thai capital. Bangkok-focused Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited certainly has had a great year. The developer received two highly coveted development awards – Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) for Ivy Ampio, and Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok) for Chapter One: The Campus Kaset – as well as one ‘Best of the Best’ award for Best Condo Development (Thailand), which went to Ivy Ampio.

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Business News Facebook opens office in Thailand Facebook celebrated another milestone in Southeast Asia with the official opening of its Thailand office. “The opening of this office builds upon our commitment to Thailand and reiterates our investment in supporting the growth of Thai businesses, and making it easier for consumers to connect with each other and businesses in more meaningful ways,” said Dan Neary, vice president, Asia Pacific, Facebook. “With a small team now based in Thailand, we are strengthening the support we offer partners, and delivering on our mission to make the world more open and connected.” Thais are the most avid users of social networks in Southeast Asia, spending an average of 2 hours and 35 minutes per day on Facebook. In Thailand there are more than 34 million people on Facebook who use the platform regularly every month and more than 94 percent of people that come

back to Facebook every month in Thailand do so on mobile (source: Facebook data, as of June 2015). Facebook’s popularity, coupled with a projected increment for advertising spending on digital media to reach 10 billion baht in 2015, makes the platform a valuable tool for businesses wishing to make an impactful connection with Thais. Locally, 70 percent of Thais are connected to at least one SME Page on Facebook, while over 1.16 million businesses have an active Page on the social media platform. Added Neary, “Prior to us having an office here in Thailand, we had always supported Thai businesses and consumers through our regional team based in Singapore. We are able to do that better now with a small team on the ground here in Thailand. Our goal is to help Thai businesses get more value from being on

Facebook, and also to help people use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family.” In addition to announcing the opening of its office in Thailand, Facebook also announced the availability of Instagram ads in Thailand. With 7.1 monthly actives on Instagram in Thailand (as of June 2015), the availability of Instagram ads provide a new suite of ad formats on a self-serve basis. From September 2015, the Instagram community in Thailand will gradually see ads appear from launch partners including Air Asia (@airasiathailand), dtac (@dtac), Lazada (@lazada_th), Tesco Lotus (@ tescolotus) and Zalora (@zalorathailand). Through technology that leverages the best of Facebook's ads infrastructure, it's now easy for advertisers on Instagram to target their message more effectively and reach people based on what they care about.

Vi Oparad, account manager, Facebook; Dan Neary, vice president of Asia Pacific, Facebook; Rathiya Issarachaikul, manager, Thailand – Small & Medium Business Facebook; Arnon Suntivisut, client partner, Facebook

Thai market continues to be dominated by local investors Supported by international investors continuing to diversify their real estate portfolios, Asia Pacific has recorded a steady flow of international capital, with investment turnover increasing by 9 percent year-on-year to US$13 billion in H1 2015. CBRE’s Asia Pacific Investment Guide 2015 provides a comprehensive overview of the investment terms, foreign ownership restrictions and key investment features of 15 markets. Richard Kirke, managing director, CBRE Capital Markets Asia Pacific, said, “Asia Pacific’s real estate is continuing to demonstrate strong, sustained fundamentals. Relative to the volatility being witnessed in global equity markets, APAC real estate provides investors with superior risk-adjusted returns.” Diverging Approaches: Deregulation and Curbs Real estate-related levies are playing a larger role in selected markets with the aim of curbing speculative investor activity. A number of markets have already imposed preventive measures: In 2013, Singapore introduced a more rigorous debt servicing ratio while Hong Kong doubled the stamp duty on foreign property investments. Other markets are also planning to

introduce new tax measures. Taiwan has announced a new capital gains tax, effective January 1, 2016. The current luxury tax will be abolished and replaced with the capital gains tax, while China’s value added tax (VAT) will be widened to encompass a broader range of real estaterelated services. Ada Choi, senior director, CBRE Research Asia Pacific, said, “In recent years, country governments have increased taxation and tightened lending on property transactions as part of wider cooling measures in domestic markets. Despite the higher financial burden on real estate investment, the investment demand in Asia Pacific remains high. These policies are therefore expected to largely remain in place.” “We’re also seeing more investors showing a preference for core assets— which require lower leverage ratios—and being backed by international and regional institutional capital. As a result, they are less affected by the limitations on leveraging and the higher transaction costs which are aimed at dampening speculation,” Choi added. Conversely, a number of emerging economies, particularly in the Southeast

Asian region, have relaxed restrictions on foreign direct investments in a bid to attract overseas capital to boost domestic growth. Deregulation measures include permitting full foreign ownership of properties in markets like Vietnam and full ownership of luxury residential condominiums in Indonesia, whereas India and China are allowing for more flexible investment policies such as lowering minimum capital requirements and the easing of exit norms. The Thai market continues to be dominated by local investors because of the restrictions on foreign ownership, specifically the prohibition on foreign entities owning land. "At a developer level, foreign investment is restricted to bona fide joint ventures such as these agreed between Mitsui Fudosan and Ananda Development Public Co., Ltd. along with Mitsubishi Estate and AP (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd. to develop condominiums,” said James Pitchon, executive director – head of Research, CBRE Thailand. Individual foreign investors can buy up to 49 percent in area terms of a condominium development, but the requirement that all funds must come in from overseas as foreign currency

(effectively preventing foreign investors from borrowing locally) remains in place. “In addition to the ongoing urbanization and rapidly expanding middle class in many emerging economies, the policy shift of some governments to more open foreign investment policies sends a clear and positive signal to international investors. Given these additional incentives, coupled with many global funds still being relatively underweight in APAC, it is not

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surprising that capital seeking real estate is at record levels,” said Kirke. With more forthcoming relaxation measures expected, it is anticipated that there will be a notable reduction of barriers to market entry for foreign direct investments in the coming years. Nevertheless, investors should be mindful of domestic restrictions on capital repatriation and currency volatility and plan accordingly.

Thailand projecting turnaround in visitor arrivals from Russia by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) proceeded normally with its participation in the International Russian Travel Market-Leisure (OTDYKH-Leisure) trade show as part of its ongoing objective to maintain a high marketing profile across all source markets. The Thai delegation to the OTDYKHLeisure, the most important travel trade event in the Russian market and CIS countries, was led by H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports. TAT has been participating regularly in the show since 1995. It has played a major role in helping make Russia one of Thailand’s top 10 sources of visitor arrivals. The trade delegation included over 14 Thai exhibitors representing hotels, tour operators and travel-related agencies. The Thai Pavilion this year bore the “2015 Discover Thainess” marketing theme with interesting activities organised alongside including the Thai Fight for the Thailand Fan Club at the Ray Arena, which was designed to tap the growing Russian interest in Muay Thai boxing. TAT also celebrated its being awarded as the ‘Most Active’ national tourism organisation (NTO) at the OTDYKHLeisure. There are only two NTOs receiving this award, another is Dubai’s Department

of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, United Arab Emirates. Russia is Thailand’s largest source of visitor arrivals from Europe. It is also one of six countries that contributes more than 1 million annual arrivals, and one of only two countries that generates more female visitors than males. In 2006, Russian visitor arrivals totalled 187,658. By 2014, this number had surged to 1.6 million Russian visitors. In January-July 2015, Russian visitors to Thailand totalled 506,071. Thailand, like many other destinations popular with Russian visitors, is feeling the impact of the decline in Russian outbound travellers. However, TAT is confident that the Russian economy will soon be back on track. This year, Thailand is projecting between 900,000 to 1 million Russian visitors. One reason for this projected turnaround is the outcome from the April 2015 visit to Thailand by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The visit was explicitly designed to boost bilateral trade, economic and investment between Russia and Thailand, which is Russia’s biggest trading partner in ASEAN. The two countries agreed to increase the trade turnover up to US$10 billion by 2020. Russia is looking to increase its import of fruits and vegetables, meat and

fish products from Thailand. At the same time, Russian companies have offered to help Thailand with the implementation of major infrastructure projects, especially in the railways sector. The two countries also signed a tourism cooperation agreement covering the period 2015-2017. The Thai government has welcomed Russia’s plan to establish a cultural centre in Bangkok. This year, TAT launched a Russian version of its smartphone application “The Maze”. This app is designed to match the travel preferences of each individual with the appropriate choice of products, services and destinations in Thailand. It is available for download from the website http:// tourismthailand.ru/maze/ Road shows and marketing workshops will also be conducted in major Russian cities. This is in addition to the most recent marketing event, “The Romantic Thailand Campaign”, which was launched in May 2015. For the first time, 122 couples from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Azerbaijan and Georgia took part in this online competition. Six winning couples were hosted to experience a fabulous Thai wedding ceremony and honeymoon between July 28 and August 9, 2015. The entire trip through the best tourism attractions of Bangkok and Phuket was massively covered via social media in a

unique new format of an online show. Russians can obtain a 30-day visa-free facility at major international Thai border checkpoints. As of September 2015, there are seven direct scheduled flights per week between Bangkok and Moscow operated by Aeroflot Russia Airlines. In addition, numerous scheduled and charter flights operate between major cities in Russia, the CIS countries and Thailand. At the OTDYKH-Leisure, the Russian trade was informed about the

agreement to further develop the U-TapaoRayong-Pattaya International Airport for commercial purposes. The first phase includes a new passenger terminal, which is expected to be completed in June 2016 and capable of handling 3 million passengers a year. This will help Thailand better handle the growing demand by scheduled and charter flights from Russia to land directly at the U-Tapao-Rayong-Pattaya International Airport.


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Legal & Expat Money

LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

Thai Inheritance Law What happens to my assets in Thailand if I don’t have a last will and testament? In Thailand, when a person dies without a last will and testament, the intestate’s assets must be distributed in accordance with the law. As stipulated in the Civil and Commercial Code Section 1629, there are six classes of statutory heirs in Thailand. Each class is entitled to inherit in the following order: 1. descendants 2. parents 3. brothers and sisters of full blood 4. brothers and sisters of half blood 5. grandfathers and grandmothers 6. uncles and aunts The right of a surviving spouse to share in the estate of a deceased spouse arises automatically from marital status. Spouses who are under separation do not lose the right of inheritance to one another as long as divorce between them has not been granted according to law. Ordinances awarding such rights on a surviving spouse make the spouse a statutory heir. Before any distribution of the estate to the relatives, half of the estate (community property or in Thai, sin somros) will belong to the spouse, if any, and the other half will be distributed accordingly. Can a foreigner acquire a free-hold condominium by inheritance? A foreigner who acquires a condominium unit by inheritance, either as a legal heir under a last will and testament or as a statutory heir, shall acquire the property ownership if the condominium unit is within the foreign quota and the foreigner qualifies for ownership. Otherwise, it is required by law that the foreigner shall dispose of the unit within one year from the date of acquisition. If it is not disposed of within such period of time, the Director-General of Land Department shall have the power to sell the condominium unit on the foreigner’s behalf. Can a foreigner acquire a land by inheritance? Foreigners are not allowed to own or inherit land in Thailand. Any foreigner who inherits land must dispose of the land within one year as prescribed by the Director-General of Land Department. If such time period elapses, the Director-General shall have power to dispose of such land. Can a leasehold property be inherited? A major disadvantage of lease in Thailand is that the contract and the right of possession is terminated upon death of the lessee and is not automatically transferable by inheritance. Although the lease agreement must include a succession clause, this does not offer full legal guarantee for the lessee’s heirs. How are debts due by the estate managed? The creditors of an estate are entitled to be paid

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

QROPS – the ever-moving goalposts!

only out of the property of the estate. Debts due by the estate shall be paid in the following order and in accordance with the provisions of the Thailand Civil and Commercial Code concerning preferential rights: 1. expenses incurred for the common benefit of the estate 2. expenses incurred for the funeral of the deceased 3. taxes and rates due by the estate 4. wages due by the deceased to any clerk, servant or workman 5. supplies of daily necessities made to the deceased 6. remuneration for the administrator Unless otherwise provided by the deceased or by law, the property of the deceased shall be appropriated to the payment of debts in the following order: 1. property other than immovable property 2. immovable property expressly appropriated to that purpose by will, if any 3. immovable property to which the statutory heirs are entitled as such 4. immovable property bequeathed to a person upon the condition that he shall pay the debts of the deceased 5. immovable property bequeathed under general title 6. any specific property bequeathed under a particular title Any property appropriated under the foregoing provisions shall be sold by way of public auction, but any heir may prevent such sale by paying, to the extent required for the satisfaction of the creditors, the value of the whole or part of the property as may be determined by an appraiser appointed by the court. A statutory heir or a legatee under a general title is not bound to execute legacies under a particular title for more than the amount of property received by him. The administrator is not bound to deliver the estate or any part thereof to the heirs before one year has elapsed from deceased’s date of death, unless all the known creditors of the estate and legatees have been satisfied by the performance and distribution.

As HMRC in the UK keep nibbling at the edges of the QROPS regime, it is clear that the tighter and more difficult they and the existing schemes can make it to transfer your money, the better. Since its introduction, as an attractive alternative for expatriates, the rules have just become tougher and tougher for those of us who benefit from taking their hard-earned pension pot out of the hands of the UK taxman. It’s not only the rules and regulations that have hardened; many UK providers of individuals’ existing pension holdings have increasingly tried almost anything to delay moving the pension holders’ money out of their coffers. Many regularly say they will only send out information by post, rather than email or fax, even though there are several perfectly ‘secure email’ systems available; it’s ridiculous. By post to the far reaches of Southeast Asia from the UK can take 10 to 14 days – all time the client’s money remains in their bank account not the beneficiary’s! We have now reached the conclusion that ‘Customer Service’ Departments are a euphemism for NO SERVICE. The corporates and institutions that use these delaying tactics seem to think it is their money. The truth is that if you delay several hundred, or thousands of transfers for a number of months, that’s a hefty chunk of interest these providers are receiving, even at today’s rates. Also, every year the UK budget comes around, it’s no longer a matter of ‘will he make changes to pensions and QROPS, in particular, it’s a virtual certainty that some bureaucratic stumbling block, or benefit entitlement will be negatively affected. Those of you with pension pots in more than one scheme can often expect months of delays before starting to reap the benefits of a QROPS. Keep in mind, all the time your money remains in a UK scheme, the following will apply: How can your If you die pension be before age 75 passed on? Lump sum

Free of income tax

Income

Free of income tax via an annuity or drawdown (both options available to any dependent or nominated beneficiary)

If you die on or after age 75 Subject to 45 percent tax for payments made between April 6, 2015 and April 6, 2016 Taxed as income* for payments made from April 6, 2016 Taxed as income* via an annuity or drawdown (both options available to any dependent or nominated beneficiary)

*Income is taxed at the beneficiary's/beneficiaries' rate of income tax

It’s important to remember that if your funds are in a UK scheme and are free of income tax at the time of your death, inheritance tax will still be levied above the then current thresholds at, currently, 40 percent unless 10 percent of a net chargeable estate is left to charity, then a reduced rate of 36 percent applies. UK non-residents’ funds transferred into a QROPS are exempt from both UK income tax and inheritance tax on death, able to leave their fund intact for dependants. Our advice, to those of you that are considering moving your pensionfund into a QROPS, is think about doing it sooner rather than later. Importantly, changes to benefits and/or other regulations surrounding QROPS only affect new members and are not imposed retroactively. 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 Eastern Seaboard Winners! This year’s Thailand Property Awards once again proved to be another spectacular event with the gala dinner well attended by the country’s real estate elite. We saw another sold out event of more than 500 guests, including a well-represented Eastern Seaboard contingency. All of the leading real estate agents, property developers, interior designers and architects from throughout the nation's housing, condominium, commercial and hospitality industries were in attendance at the Athenee Crystal Hall, Plaza Athenee Bangkok ‘A Royal Meridian’ on Wednesday September 16. The evening began with an entertaining reception, where you could enjoy fine wines and appetizers while mixing with the industry elite, including most of the top developers, designers and hoteliers in Thai real estate. Following a four-course dinner which featured a classical music sextet, the gala awards presentation began. Without question these highly regarded and much sought-after awards once again showed themselves to be the highest symbol of achievement that a company or an individual can aspire to in Thailand’s residential real estate industry. This year’s event was hailed as an outstanding success, owing to the efforts of its organizer, Terry Blackburn, CEO

of Ensign Media Co., Ltd. In just ten years Terry and his team have created a cutting-edge awards venue. In each of those years, in every category, more and more entries have been submitted from around the country, enhancing the competitive nature of the contest. “We received more than 1,600 nominations this year,” Blackburn reports, “from which more than 350 entries were chosen. The quality of nominations and entries was exceptional, pushing the bar ever higher, showing the growth and diversity of Thailand's robust real estate industry.” He went on to say, “It was good to see so many major players supporting our efforts. I was particularly pleased to

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. clayton@premierinternational.com

have such an engaging keynote speaker as Mom Rajawongse Sukhumbhand Paribatra, the governor of Bangkok”. Blackburn pointed out that the “judging process was more rigorous than ever this year, from having a central Bangkok panel make the initial shortlists and then regional judging teams undertake site inspections for the condo, villa, commercial and hotel categories.” As the final list of winners was delivered to the podium by Paul Ashburn of BDO, one of Thailand's largest accounting and advisory firms, the largest contingency—those of us from the Eastern Seaboard—sat together excitedly looking forward to learning which of our entries might win.

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.

The Eastern Seaboard Best Villa Development Award went to The Sedona Villas. A proud and deserving Mathew Sigel, assistant managing director of Sedona Villas Co. Ltd., accepted the award. Also receiving awards for the Eastern Seaboard Best Villa Development were the highly commended finalists The Vineyards III by Bravothai Lifestyles Co., Ltd., Santa Maria by Real Wood Co., Ltd., and Huay Yai Villas by Pattaya Traditional Homes. Next, the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Affordable Condo Development Award was presented to the iconic development company the Nova Group for its impressive Amari Residences

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

condominium. Accepting the award was the Eastern Seaboard’s most respected developer Rony Fineman. Highly commended finalists in that same category included the Nova Group’s Serenity Condo Wongamat and the Urban Group’s Acqua Condo of Jomtien Beach. Finally, the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Luxury Condo Development Award went to the newly-completed Na Jomtien landmark high-rise The Movenpick White Sands Beach Resort Condo by the owner and developer Apex Development PCL. Jenny Sang accepted the award. Highly commended finalists in that category included the The Palm Wongamat Beach by Nova Luxury Developments Co. Ltd. and The Riviera Wongamat by The Riviera Group. The final Eastern Seaboard contender to take top honors was Pattaya’s own beachfront Holiday Inn by The Erawan Group PLC who won a highly-commended award in the Best Hotel Development category for their impressive Executive Towers. As you can see, the Eastern Seaboard stacked up some impressive wins. It makes one realize just how competitive Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard have become--and continue to be--in Thailand’s residential, commercial and hospitality real estate game. Bravo, Eastern Seaboard!

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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10th Thailand Property Awards crowns the Kingdom’s best developers Another big winner from Bangkok was the recently-completed AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Co., Ltd., which won a three-peat for Best Commercial Development (Thailand), Best Green Development, and Best Office Development. The 29-storey Grade-A office tower located in the Sathorn central business district is touted to be another iconic addition to the capital’s ever-evolving skyline. Elsewhere, Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd. claimed four trophies, including Best Housing Development (Thailand) and Best Villa Development (Phuket), plus two design awards. Attended by more than 500 real estate VIPs and top industry leaders – including Dr. Supachai Tantikom, advisor to governor of Bangkok, who gave an insightful opening keynote speech on behalf of Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra – the event, organised by Ensign Media, was the culmination of the fair and transparent nomination and judging process spanning the last six months. The top winners in Thailand will move on to compete with their ASEAN peers in the grand finale – the Southeast Asia Property Awards 2015, which will take place at The Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on Wednesday, October 21. The awards gala will be preceded by the inaugural Property Report Congress, a high-level forum featuring the region’s top industry leaders and experts, and present and past winners of the Asia Property Awards series. Full list of Winners and Highly Commended at the Thailand Property Awards 2015: DEVELOPER Best Developer Winner: SC Asset Corporation PLC Highly Commended: ‘MQDC’ Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited Best Boutique Developer Winner: Absolute World Group Highly Commended: Emerald Development Group Co., Ltd. Special Recognition in CSR ‘MQDC’ Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited BEST OF THE BEST Best Commercial Development (Thailand) Winner: AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Co., Ltd. Best Villa Development (Thailand) Winner: Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd. Best Condo Development (Thailand) Winner: Ivy Ampio by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited Best Green Development Winner: AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Co., Ltd. DEVELOPMENT Best Retail Development Winner: Central Plaza Westgate by Central Pattana PLC Best Office Development Winner: AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Co., Ltd.

Best Hotel Development Winner: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa by MHG Phuket Limited, Minor International PCL Highly Commended: Akyra Manor Chiang Mai by Manor Group Holiday Inn Pattaya by The Erawan Group PLC Sala Ayutthaya by SALA Hospitality Group Thames Valley Khao Yai by Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel Co., Ltd. Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) Winner: Ivy Ampio by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited Highly Commended: Menam Residences by Menam Residences Co., Ltd. Best Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok) Winner: Chapter One: The Campus Kaset by Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited Highly Commended: Centric Tiwanon Station by SC Asset Corporation PLC Best Residential Development (Hua Hin) Winner: Veyla Cha Am Residences by Ideas 1606 Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Mali Residence by – Mali One by SLM Real Estate Co., Ltd. – trading as Orchid Palm Homes Red Mountain by Red Mountain Hua Hin Smart House Valley by Suppagarn Real Estate Service Co., Ltd. Best Condo Development (Phuket) Winner: The Emerald Terrace Condominium Patong by Phuket Future Development Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa – PHASE 2 & 3 by Absolute World Group Best Affordable Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard) Winner: Amari Residences Pattaya by Nova Group Highly Commended: ACQUA Condominium by Jomthian 9 Condominium Co., Ltd. Serenity Wongamat by Novana Wongamat Co., Ltd. by Nova Group Best Housing Development (Bangkok) Winner: Granada Pinklao by SC Asset Corporation PLC Highly Commended: District Sriwara by AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited Best Villa Development (Phuket) Winner: Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Anchan Villas by Pearl Island Property Co., Ltd. The Residences by Anantara by Hua Hin Resort Company Limited, subsidiary company of Minor International PCL Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard) Winner: Sedona Villas by Sedona Villas Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Huay Yai Villas by Pattaya Traditional Homes (Trading as Huay Yai Villas) Santa Maria by Real Wood Co., Ltd.

The Vineyard, Phase Three, La Residence by Bravothai Lifestyle Co., Ltd. Best Residential Development (Samui) Winner: Aqua Samui by Luxury Living Highly Commended: Azur Samui by Azur Samui Co., Ltd. Horizon Residence by Residence Gold Co., Ltd. The Ridge by Panoramic Estate Company Best Residential Development (Chiang Mai) Winner: Peaks Avenue Condominium by Saha Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: The Prominence by Regal Asset Co., Ltd. Best Residential Development (Khao Yai) Winner: Provence Khao Yai by Provence Khao Yai Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Toscana Valley’s La Casetta III by Toscana Valley Co., Ltd. Best Luxury Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard) Winner: MÖVENPICK Residences & Pool Villas by Apex Development PCL Highly Commended: The Palm Wongamat Beach by Nova Luxury Developments Co., Ltd. The Riviera by The Riviera Group DESIGN Best Residential Architectural Design Winner: Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Aqua Samui by Luxury Living Menam Residences by Menam Residences Co., Ltd. The Residences by Anantara by Hua Hin Resort Company Limited, subsidiary company of Minor International PCL Best Residential Interior Design Winner: The Residences by Anantara by Hua Hin Resort Company Limited,

subsidiary company of Minor International PCL Highly Commended: Menam Residences by Menam Residences Co., Ltd. The Vineyard, Phase Three, La Residence by Bravothai Lifestyle Co., Ltd. Best Hotel Interior Design Winner: Akyra Manor Chiang Mai by Manor Group Highly Commended: Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa by MHG Phuket Limited, Minor International PCL Sala Ayutthaya by SALA Hospitality Group The Beach Samui by Absolute World Group Best Retail Architectural Design Winner: Central Plaza WESTGATE by Central Pattana PLC Highly Commended: Central Plaza Rayong by Central Pattana PLC Best Office Architectural Design Winner: G Tower by Grand Canal Land

Public Company Limited Highly Commended: AIA Sathorn Tower by AIA Company Limited Best Hotel Architectural Design Winner: Sala Ayutthaya by SALA Hospitality Group Highly Commended: Akyra Manor Chiang Mai by Manor Group Anantara Vacation Club, Phuket Mai Khao by Samui Beach Club Owner Limited Thames Valley Khao Yai by Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel Co., Ltd. Best Landscape Architectural Design Winner: Andara Signature Resort and Villas by Andamandara Development Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Thames Valley Khao Yai by Thames Valley Khao Yai Hotel Co., Ltd. PUBLISHER’S CHOICE Real Estate Personality of the Decade William “Bill” E. Heinecke – Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Minor Group


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( p t m b o - k 1 5 0 5 ) We l l Established Sports Bar & Restaurant For Sale – 2,300,000 THB. Excellent fit-out & lease – includes 2 bedroom accommodation. Turnover 4,000,000 THB per year. Rent 17,000/ month. Ring 087 785 3958 (ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required. 50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304 (ptmbo-s0115)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 onebedroom 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: 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@gmail.com 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. 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 (PR6164) Grand Estate Home or Resort with Restaurant f o r S a l e w i t h G re a t 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) Restaurant-Bar in Bang Saray – Established more than 8 years, well known and popular Scandinavian restaurant and two storey house on more than 700 sqm land plot, commercial kitchen, mini-mart specializing in Scandinavian products, can accommodate 200 people for private parties, private pool, landscaped gardens, detached house with 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom. For sale: 8.5m Bt. Website Ref: BUSS047. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Restaurant – Jomtien. A very popular fully fitted restaurant with rooms above, serving international and Thai food, in a great location in central Jomtien just 50m from the beach. For sale leasehold: 650,000 Bt and 30,000 Bt per month rent NO KEY MONEY. Website Ref: BUSS046. 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 GUESTHOUSE - Jomtien. An opportunity to take over this easy to run guest house with 5 fully furnished rooms located in a busy location in central Jomtien just 100m from the beach. For Sale Leasehold: 250,000 Bt and rent 15,000 Bt per month on 3 year lease. Website Ref: BUSS033. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Restaurant – Jomtien. A fully renovated and stylishly fitted restaurant with commercial kitchen and rooms above, for sale leasehold, in a heavy foot traffic location in Central Jomtien and just 100m

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(ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors. Call 082 479 1204 (ptmhfs-ao0000) 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. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 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! 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 (PR2567) 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 081634-2915 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 081634-2915 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)

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 Sale

Phoenix Golf Course Vi l l a s ! S e l l i n g P r i c e 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

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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 f o r S a l e w i t h G re a t 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) Bang Saray - Ideally located in this popular and secure village is this 150 sqm modern style

family home modern and very stylishly furnished throughout consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen with oven, open plan living room and dining area with leather sofa and LCD TV, covered patio terrace with relaxing recliner, 350 sqm landscaped garden with movable Sala and enough land to put in a private pool, car parking, 24/7 security. Price: 3.99m Bt. Website Ref: HSES164. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Huay Yai - A great value 3 bedroom 129 sqm single storey house in a private cul-de-sac Soi less than 5 minutes from Sukhumvit Road. Built just over a year ago the property is offered partially furnished and has been cleverly designed to take advantage of every bit of available space and offers 1 en-suite bedroom and 2 smaller bedrooms, 2 luxury bathroom, open plan living room, kitchen work-tops and an outside kitchen on the covered terrace, private water-well and covered parking. Very

difficult to find a house of this design and quality anywhere in the city at this price! Price: Only 2.1m Bt in Thai name. Website Ref: HSES171. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com East Pattaya – Kho Noi. This fully furnished 225 sqm property is offering really great value with 4 bedrooms, 3 luxury bathrooms, European kitchen, open plan living room and dining area, 330 sqm gardens, communal pool, 24/7 security and just a couple of minutes from Sukhumvit Road. Price: Only 3.75m Bt in Thai name. Website Ref: HSES170. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. w w w. p a t t a y a - j o m t i e n property.com

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 air-

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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condition, 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. 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,

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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)


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Houses for Rent

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) Central Jomtien - This is a really spacious 255 sqm two storey property with large 480 sqm tropical landscaped gardens and near the new Jomtien 2nd Road and just 250m from Jomtien Beach. Stylishly furnished throughout offering 3 en-suite bedrooms with balconies, 3 bathrooms, guest bathroom, large open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen, lawned garden with patio terrace, covered parking, communal pool, 24/7 security... Just a short stroll to the beach and numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies 50,000baht and 1 year contract 45,000baht per month Website Ref: HSER014. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. w w w. p a t t a y a - j o m t i e n property.com

Condos for Sale

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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 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) 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 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) Axis - Ideally located at the top of Pratumnak Hill is modern high high rise building and this mid floor 44 sqm unit offering 1 bedroom

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with fitted wardrobes, luxurious bathroom, open plan living room and dining area with 50” SMART TV, European kitchen, balconies with great views over both Pattaya Bay and Koh Larn Island, communal pool and Jacuzzi, fitness, key card entry and 24/7 security, right on the Baht Bus route so easy access to Jomtien and Pattaya. Price: 3.3m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS1169. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Hagone - A really great value high floor pool facing 64 sqm unit in this popular and established Thepprasit Road low rise building. It has been renovated and is very nicely furnished throughout offering 1 en-suite bedroom, 1 full bathroom and 1 guest bathroom, kitchenette with dining area, open plan living room, communal pool, 24/7 security and less than 5 minutes from the beach and downtown Pattaya. Price: 1.7m Bt in Thai name. Ref Code: CDOS1168. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com View Talay 2 - A really spacious top floor 204 sqm unit in these popular high rise buildings in Central Jomtien. It’s superbly renovated and furnished throughout offering 3 ensuite bedrooms with builtin wardrobes, 3 luxurious bathrooms one with bath tub, European kitchen with breakfast bar, large open plan living room with dining area and office space, 5 balconies each offering really great sea views over Pattaya Park and Koh Larn, huge communal pool, key card entry, 24/7 security. Available in company name so no huge transfer fee to pay. Price: 7.4m Bt. Ref Code: CDOS1174. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Majestic - INVESTMENT PROPERTY: A very popular well established low rise building just 800m to

Jomtien Beach and this high floor 32 sqm studio has been renovated and re-furnished with a comfortable living area, luxury bathroom, kitchenette on the balcony from which you can get some sea views, communal pool, cafe, 24/7 security . The studio has a long term tenant in place for the last three years paying 5,000 Bt per month rent. Price: 795,000 Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS1170. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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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Condos for Rent

(ptmcfr-j1315)Private condos; clean, low priced; seaview beachfront or city. weekly/ monthly; 092-753 9309; photos: www.jkl53. com 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., 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)

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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 builtin wardrobes and flat screen LCD TV, luxurious 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-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com

Property Investment

Ban Amphur - In a dream location next to the greens stands this is a part built 776 sqm mansion house within Phoenix Gold Golf Club. The land has been purchased and the house is half finished, the investors now need to sell this project due to lack of financing and therefore it is a very interesting investment object for any investor. The house can be built finished and furnished in the range of an amount of THB 6-8 million Baht, depending of the quality of furniture. This exclusive new build two storey mansion offers 6 en-suite bedrooms including a 60 sqm master bedroom, 7 bathrooms with golf view rain shower and Jacuzzi in the master bathroom, kitchen with breakfast bar, large open plan living room and dining area, 1st floor balconies

from the bedrooms, private lagoon style pool and a nice golf greens view, poolside terraces with sun deck, laundry room, large 1,604 sqm gardens, double car parking and just meters away from the green at the 27th hole.... golf course living at its best! The seller will also consider joining with a co-investor together to complete the project and share the profits, an imposing property such as this one and in such a golf course location can expect to market at 32-35m Bt. Price: Only 11m Bt. Website Ref: PLVS252. 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

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 Golfcourse 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 081-634-2915 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 t y. c o m . w w w. pattaya-jomtien-property. com Central Pattaya – 150m from Central Festival. A 42 sw rectangle plot in a

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small Soi just 150m from Central Festival ideal for 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. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com Huay Yai Road - 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-jomtienp r o p e r t y. c o m . w w w. 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: LANDxxx. 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

Job Vacancies

The Ranch Steak House Requires Manager, Steak Chef, Steak Sous Chef, Pizza Chef, Captain, Bartender, Welcome Staff. Interested call Mr Danny at 081 949 8702

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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 Everyone’s favourite subject… by Anthony Lawrence Kelly Learning to speak a foreign language is a challenging task. Trust me, I didn’t get an ‘F’ grade for French because I possessed a profound appreciation of irony whilst doing my GCSE’s at 16 years old. When changes were made to the British National Curriculum recently, leading to the publication of a new curriculum in September 2014 there were some notable directives on how teachers are to approach literacy teaching from the beginnings of Key Stage One onwards. One stand-out theme which has been given

prominence in the British media, as it was eluded to many times in the new Curriculum document, is the drive for

GIS students celebrate Roald Dahl Day by Mark Beales

Students at Garden International School (GIS) celebrated Roald Dahl Day by hunting for a golden ticket. In true Willy Wonka-style, students bought 1,000 bars of chocolate, in the hope that their one would contain a lucky ticket. If they found one of the six golden tickets, they were rewarded with a Roald Dahl book, chocolate and other prizes. Around 10,000 baht was raised, which will go to a local charity. The event was organised by Languages' Prefect Yukta. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

a more deliberate focus on explicit grammar, punctuation and spelling teaching. This has led some commentators to interpret such changes as an attack on regionalised, colloquial and ethnic patois with a subsequent elevation of middle-class, formalized language. That being said, based on my experience with teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) I feel confident that a more structured approach to language teaching will be beneficial to children studying English in Thailand. Over the past six years, while teaching English-based

curriculums in Thailand, I’ve noticed that, academic intelligence aside, those children with English-speaking parents assimilate rudimentary spoken and written grammar more smoothly and more quickly that those with parents who can’t or don’t use spoken English regularly whilst communicating with their children at home. The lack of recreational reinforcement for many ESL learners means that by the age of 10, these students can easily be as far as two or more years behind in terms of syntax, vocabulary development, conversational skills and reading fluency compared to those similar children, of similar academic intelligence who hear significantly more English in their home environment. In summary, kids that hear a language spoken correctly on a regular basic learn that language more quickly and more accurately than those denied this opportunity. Proverbially speaking, ‘practice makes perfect’, so for those children that don’t receive consistent reinforcement in their foreign language studies, I’m happy to support the idea of young children having more explicit reinforcement

regarding English language structures at school. For those children who have limited access to spoken English and grammatical tuition, the lack of opportunity to overhear and mimic accurate examples of English grammatical structures may lead children to mimic poorer interpretations that they hear ambiently in social scenarios. Or even worse, children might have no recourse but to revert to learning English by reading the local public signs. Have a grammatically correct 2015. Anthony Lawrence Kelly is a teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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You & Your Pets Walking the Dog Or does your dog walk you?

Unless your dog is properly trained, he not only will side-track you along your route, he also will dictate the speed at which you walk and, more distressingly, can cause you to trip and fall. Tens of thousands of dog owners start out for a stroll with Fido only to end up in a hospital emergency room because their pets have pushed them over, pulled them down, or caused them get tangled up in the leash and tumble to the ground. The best way to avoid such accidents is through obedience training. It’s fun for your dog and prudent for you. On the topic of walking your dog, keep in mind that on most days in Pattaya the temperature averages about 30 degrees or higher, and with the sun beating down on the ground, streets and sidewalks can reach

Cats for You in Pattaya

a sizzling 56 degrees. That’s hot enough to cook an egg in five minutes. And it can do the same to your dog’s sensitive foot pads. Asphalt or concrete temperatures of 60 or above are hot enough to cause burns, permanent damage and scarring after just one minute of contact. Beyond which, the heat reflected from such hot footpaths, pavement and sand can also elevate your pet’s body temperature and increase the risk of deadly heatstroke. If you wouldn’t put your dog in a frying pan, please don’t make him or her walk on hot pavement. Always test the pavement with your hand before setting out (if it’s too hot for you to touch it is too hot for Spot). Take your walk early in the morning or after sunset when it’s cooler; carry water and take frequent breaks.

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/

Spotty

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.

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.

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.

Mr. Tibbs

Plan Ahead If an emergency forces you to evacuate your home, what will you do with your pets? Leaving them behind is not an option if your neighborhood is threatened by fire or flooding. If the city or province sets up a temporary shelter for displaced residents, that shelter may not allow you to bring your dog or cat. With the rainy season and tropical storms upon us, now

would be a good time to consider the potential dilemma. Ask in advance if there will be any pet-friendly shelters available in the Pattaya area. As an option, identify local hotels that will allow your pets to stay with you during the emergency. Finally, contact

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. reliable pet boarding facilities and kennels to determine fees and what arrangements need to be made in advance.

Cat Corner Tip Skip the Milk

Thirty percent of all Dalmatians are deaf in one or both ears.

Going to the Dogs... A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.

~ John Holmes

The widespread belief that cats thrive on milk is a myth. In fact, the opposite is often true. Most cats are lactose intolerant, meaning that they can't properly digest the sugars in milk. This can result in diarrhea. While some cats can digest milk with no problems, they don't need it. So most vets recommend skipping the milk and go easy on cheese and other dairy products.


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Our Community

Ambassadorial visit The Irish tricolour was flying outside the Sukhumvit Road offices of the Father Ray Foundation on Friday, September 25, to welcome His Excellency Brendan Rogers, the first resident ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Thailand. Upon his arrival at the Foundation, the ambassador was welcomed by Father Peter Pattarapong and Brother Denis Gervais, president and vice president of the Foundation respectively. Also there to welcome the ambassador was a large group of toddlers from the Father Ray Day Care Center, all dressed in traditional Thai costume and enthusiastically waving the flags of Ireland and Thailand, as well as a sizeable contingent from the local Irish community. Accompanied by Deputy Ambassador Alan Farrelly, Ambassador Rogers was making his first official visit to the Father Ray Foundation, in particular to the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with

Disabilities where a donation of 250,000 baht was presented by the ambassador. He also visited the Father Ray Center for Children with Special Needs and the newly opened Ray Bakery School, which is teaching new skills to teenagers with special needs and also to their parents. At the vocational school Ambassador Rogers was welcomed

by Derek Franklin

by Sister Pavinee Pichaisrisawadi IJ, manager at the school, as well as Rattanachai Suttidechanai, representing the mayor of Pattaya, and it was here that he presented the donation which will be used to improve the bathroom facilities at the school. In return Brother Denis presented the ambassador with an Apostolic Blessing from Pope Francis, in recognition of the support the Father Ray Foundation has received from the people of Ireland over many years. The ambassador spent some time meeting more than 200 students at the school, impressing them with his knowledge of the Thai language. He also met with Meunchai Kaewna, a former student who was born with no arms and who has overcome many obstacles to become a teacher of TV repair at the school.

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Ascott, CapitaLand Hope Foundation and iCare Thailand Foundation create a brighter future for children in Chiang Rai CapitaLand Limited’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), and the Group’s philanthropic arm, CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), organised the first CapitaLand International Volunteer Expedition to Chiang Rai province. The expedition reached out to over 500 students of Doi Wiangpha Pittaya School through the iCare Thailand Foundation. Close to 50 volunteers from CapitaLand, including staff from Ascott, helped improve the rural school’s facilities to create a better study environment and brighter

future for the students. The volunteers comprised senior management and staff from Thailand as well as various countries such as China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. Doi Wiangpha Pittaya School is a Thai government school located within the Golden Triangle area of Northern Thailand, a 10-hour drive from central Bangkok. The school provides education to over 500 children from kindergarten up to 9th Grade, with 50 children living on the school premises. Aside from painting the school’s exterior and

refurbishing the playground, amongst other tasks, to upgrade the school, the volunteers conducted a specially designed lesson, named the “CapitaLand Little Architect Programme”, to enable the children to learn building construction concepts in a simple, yet fun way. The volunteers also brought cheer and bonded with the children through a wide array of interactive activities such as team sports as well as arts and craft. To mark the start of a new school semester in a meaningful way, all students received a surprise gift of CapitaLand schoolbags, stationery and

school shoes. This is part of the “My Schoolbag” programme supported by CHF that has been benefiting underprivileged children since 2009. Through #100KHopeHours, CHF seeks to rally the public to volunteer their time, skills and effort for charity, highlighting the message that everyone can contribute in different ways to benefit the community. Volunteers simply have to log on to www. capitalandhopefoundation. com/100khopehours to clock their volunteer hours to raise funds for underprivileged children.

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

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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Local Sports PSC Tropical Golf Fitz Club holds 6th Tennis Tournament from BJ’s by Derek Brook

Fitz Club – Racquets, Health & Fitness staged the 6th Tennis Tournament garnering over 30 players from around Thailand. Keen tennis players gathered at Royal Cliff’s fitness centre as Antonello Passa, general manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, along with Fitz Club’s team welcomed participants and supporters to the event. The tournament included two types of matches: Singles

Open and Singles 45+. The matches adopted the roundrobin system which allowed competitors the chance to play several matches against friendly opponents. Towards the end of the tournament, Tos Peung-Rassamee, winner of the Singles Open, and Niphit Sricharoen, winner of the Singles 45+, were each presented with trophies and prizes including 5,000 baht in cash and BBQ buffet dinner vouchers for two.

Winners relaxing Green Valley (Stableford) We’ve been to this course a few times over the years and it has always been a pleasure to play. I remember walking down the road from the ‘old clubhouse’ with old type spikes clumping down the road and teeing off on what is now the second hole. There have been a few changes over the years, many that have not been an improvement in my view, but we have still been left with a course that ranks with the best in the area. The course is a fairly open course and thus the wind always seems to be there as it was on this day, and in general the course was in good condition with maybe the fairways a bit spongy. We were away on time and the round progressed well although with a spongy fairway we had little run and

the course seemed to play long. Amazing how the course seems to get longer as we get older. Mind the rain held off and we had a good walk around. Soon showered it was a quick bite in one of the fine restaurants they have here, before into cars and back to BJ’s. Most of the players usually eat at BJ’s when we get back but that usually takes little time and it was soon into the results. The winner on the day was Tom Cotton with a fine 39 points on countback over Mashi Kanata in second. In third was Andre Van Dyk with 37 points on countback over Graham Buckingham. Then it was time to relax. Near pin: Tom Cotton (2), Graham Buckingham, Andre Van Dyk Long put: Dick Warberg (2)

Skilton wins on countback!

by Peter Blackburn

Martin Todd makes a statement! Twenty-one players arrived at The Growling Swan with an appointment to take the trip up Highway 331 and take on the very popular Greenwood GC. Cannot report what took place on the buses, as I did not make the trip myself. But I am sure it was the usual banter of what players were anticipating from this outing. Judging by the way that Brad Todd was sent off by Russell Calcutt I would hazard a guess he would have slept the entire trip. We played A and B nines, off the White tees and at 6,200 yards (approx.), with no run it made it a tough day for all. Of course, as usual the tricky par 5s sorted many out. Course was in good condition and as always the greens were playing on the tricky side.

The weather was warm with no rain in sight but, as the day got longer the lack of breeze made it somewhat uncomfortable. On the return to The Swan we greeted many red faces and that had nothing to do with scores, more to do with lack of sunblock. Martin was on the day with his trip to Japan not affecting his golf, second was Jim Groves taking that position (on countback) from Steve Jones who looked to have his putter working. Winners 1st Martin Todd (11) 38 pts 2nd Jim Groves (12) 37 pts on a countback 3rd Steve Jones (21) 37 pts 4th John Anderson (27) 32 pts 5th Chris Stewart (2) 31pts on a countback from 2 other golfers NTPs A2 Martin Todd A6 Steve Jones B2 Steve Jones B5 Alan Sanders

JJ Harney winning at The Billabong & Martin Todd winning at The Swan

After some overnight rain we expected Pattana to be somewhat wet and we headed off from the Phantom Bar a few minutes before our scheduled 8:30 am departure time. With a last minute withdrawal due to illness we were left with three groups and arrived at the course after a 47-minute drive. We were granted our request to play the A nine so A and

B it was and after presenting ourselves at the A1 tee we had to wait for a couple of groups to tee off but we managed to get our first group away right on time at 10 am. The groups ahead were playing the fourperson scramble format which we thought would be fairly quick but we soon found out it was the opposite and we were waiting on almost every shot.

The weather was great, not too hot with a nice breeze and the golf course was in very good condition although quite wet after the overnight rain but we declared before the start that it was to be preferred lies on the fairways. It was a very slow round due to the groups ahead and our round was completed in four hours and 35 minutes. With a fine 38 points (76 off the stick on the par 73

Longest One Putt A9 Geri Crilly B9 Fred Cuypers Back at The Growling Swan, we

combination) the winner was Neil Skilton with Tony Cook in second spot after a fine 37 points and third place went to John Pierrel who scored 34 points. Results: 1st – Neil Skilton (5) – 38 points 2nd – Tony Cook (27) – 37 points 3rd – John Pierrel (13) – 34 points

by Peter Grey

welcomed back The Japanese Touring Party: Chris Stewart, Martin Tood, Stuart Rifkin, Allan Sanders, Allan Nolan and Steve Jones. We also welcomed Fez Duriban and John Lewis and a welcome back to Glen Henricksen all the way back from Barrow Island, Australia. We said goodbye, (be it only on a temporary basis) to Ebrahim Al-ansari, Geri Crilly, Gentleman Jim Groves and Mark The Viper Stapleton. All are heading to their respective home countries for a short break. We wish you all well and hope you all travel safely! A hush went over the crowd when word got out that Brad Todd was close to losing his manhood thanks to a miss hit from playing partner John Lewis. Three Thai women were seen leaving offerings to Buddha in thanks! Russell Calcutt paraded charity dog Deefa who gratefully received significant donations from the happy clan and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All Deefa donations go to the PSC to be directed to projects to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For 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.

NTP A3 – Stuart Mann B3 – Stuart Mann LFP B9 – Neil Skilton Due to the horrendous weather conditions in the Pattaya region the games on Wednesday at Khao Kheow and Friday at Plutaluang were cancelled. The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of

any persuasion – low and high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, meeting at the Phantom Bar on Soi Buakhao at 8 am with transport departing at 8:30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7:30 am onwards. For bookings or more information, contact Peter on 080 635 1386 or email petermalcolmblackburn@gmail. com.


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Local Sports Bolton strikes twice! Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees 1st – Paul Bolton (14) 38 points T – 2nd – Darren Stanton (18) 34 points T – 2nd – John Emmerson (13) 34 points

a big red 38 circled atop his scorecard for a resounding victory at our home course. Well played, Paul, and thanks for showing the lads how it is done.

Greenwood – Stableford – Yellow Tees 1st – Paul Bolton (14) 38 points 2nd – Al Marumoto (10) 37 points 3rd – Phil Smedley (10) 35 points It was a bit on the damp side today, and as usual Darren Stanton, Paul Bolton and John Emmerson in the rainy season Much-needed precipitation finally we opted for lift, clean and place on the appeared in Pattaya and aside from local short stuff. A couple of short outbursts bits of flooding, it was a most welcome interrupted the round but we all finished rainfall. It certainly helped the condition in just over four hours. of the course here, although the greens For the most part, Greenwood was were still on the slow side. Lakes and in pretty good shape and the greens were ponds were also looking fairly full so it in decent condition. The layout here is was good news all round. Golf sign-ups are holding up with about 20 players out today. Only one of them broke their handicap, and the next were four shots back. Darren Stanton stays with us about half of the year and today his podium station was shared with John Emmerson, both with 34 on the card. Paul Bolton proved the man to beat with Paul Bolton with Al Marumoto

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second to none and it is worth the extra 10 minutes drive to play this lovely golf course. Capt. Phil, playing off 10, continues his good run once again and 35 was good enough to take third place today. Al Marumoto, also off 10, did Phil two strokes better and claimed second with his 37-pointer. Story of the week was the double-header from visiting Paul Bolton as another 38-pointer took him to the top for a great week of golf. Thanks to all who joined us again this week in our golfing paradise of Pattaya! Siam Waterside – Stableford – White Tees The morning greeted us with more rain, so at 7:30 we pulled the plug and cancelled golf here today. It had been pretty continuous rain for the last 48 hours and the decision was made not to play in such wet conditions. In the end it was a mistake as the skies began to clear and by the afternoon it was dry and gorgeous. It was such a shame as we had 36 guys signed up to play today; we will reschedule in October. 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 at pattaya4golf@gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya. All handicaps welcome!

Leo, John and monkey business! The Growling Swan welcomed back Fred Cuypers, Keith Buchanan and Alan Taylor, whilst Kevin Waycott’s alter ego, Leo, rocked up in garish, non-matching iridescence. Leo deservedly endured the mocking from the remaining 23 starters. Several of our stalwarts have headed to Japan for a golfing smorgasbord, so our field of 24 was fantastic. Our destination was Bangpra, the affectionately named ‘monkey course’ and the day turned out to be most eventful. Firstly, there was an unfortunate tee-time mix up and our six groups had to wait some 45 minutes for other groups to clear and then on-course the monkeys proved to be prevalent, extremely brazen and aggressive. Leo had his day’s fruit portions nicked early on; however, his caddy was distraught after losing her mobile phone. Brad Todd lost his durries and dutifully offered a light to the perpetrator, but was

rudely ignored. Be warned, they are very brazen and the resident sleeping dogs are outnumbered! We played off the white tees. Monkeys aside, the course proved to be in excellent condition and the undulating slick greens were immaculate. The course, with minimal run, played long after overnight rain and whilst most combatants struggled in vain on the ‘lightning fast’ greens, a few returned good scores. John Davis and Leo Wanka won their respective divisions and Sal Brizzi enjoyed a respectable 34 pts. Adrian Schmidt, Ebrahim and Rob Motea gratefully received some choccies for their modest returns. Winners: Div A 1st Leo Wanka (8) 37 pts 2nd Sal Brizzi (6) 34pts 3rd Adrian Schmidt (12) 30 pts Div B 1st John Davis (16) 33 pts 2nd Ebrahim (16) 30 pts 3rd Rob Motea (17) 29 pts

NTPs: 2 Andrew Hills 8 John Davis 12 Rob Motea 17 Peter Bailey Longest 1 Putt: 9 Leo Wanka 18 Ebrahim Dave Fletcher was farewelled in the usual manner and our charity dog Deefa gratefully received donations from the players and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All Deefa donations go to the PSC to be directed to projects to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For some serious golf with a dash of fun, The

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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 on Sundays at 10 am (departure time) 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 Tell If He’s lying to you

There’s nothing worse than the feeling that your man might not be telling you the whole truth. Maybe he told you he was working late, but someone mentioned seeing him somewhere else – and now the specter of him with another woman is floating through your mind. While cheating is usually the first thing that comes to mind when we suspect our partner of dishonesty, there are many other reasons for lying, and they aren’t always bad (maybe he’s planning a surprise!) But your man could also be hiding money problems, an addiction or another type of situation that you need to be aware of. Because of that, we’ve talked with some experts on human behavior to help you learn to recognize when he may be hiding the truth from you: 1. He Can’t Stop Fidgeting Lying makes people feel uncomfortable, and it shows in their body language. He may play with his keys or blink too often – both examples of the kind of fidgeting behavior that goes along with lying. He may run his hands through his hair frequently, in an attempt to calm or sooth himself. 2. He Avoids Personal Conversation One of the great aspects of being in a relationship is the level of comfort you have that allows you to share the more private details of your life. But your man keeps those details secret and doesn’t let you in to his inner thoughts. While some men are truly uncomfortable sharing deep thoughts, liars use it as an excuse to avoid saying anything that may get their tall tales discovered. 3. The Details Get Mixed Up Telling a lie means the liar has to remember all the details of his story. Sooner or later, he’s bound to forget something he told you before and change a fact or say the wrong thing. Keep your ears open for things he says that don’t make sense with the rest of his story.

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4. He Frequently Accuses You of Lying There’s this psychological behavior known as projection. It’s a defense mechanism where a person sees their own flaws in someone else. So if your partner is very suspicious of you and accuses you of lying all the time, it just might be because he’s doing it himself. He also may accuse you in an attempt to put you on the defensive and take the heat off of himself. 5. He Hesitates Before Answering Does your man often hesitate before answering a simple question? If he repeats your questions back, or takes a long pause before answering, it may be because he’s trying to think up a good answer or make up an excuse. 6. You Notice a Change in His Personality

Expat Insider’s Top 10 Expat Destinations 2015 Expat Insider is among the biggest surveys worldwide to inquire into the living situation and happiness of expatriates. After the success of the 2014 edition, InterNations have again asked 14,000 respondents from 195 countries and overseas territories a range of questions on life abroad including demographics, basic facts about moving abroad and daily life in the respective country. The questionnaire especially emphasized individual satisfaction with various aspects of expat living. Survey participants cover a variety of people from 170 countries of origin and all kinds of backgrounds. Below are the top 10 expat destinations for 2015. 1. Ecuador The 2014 winner, Ecuador, is still a clear favorite among expats for low living expenses and affordable healthcare, for feeling welcome, making friends, and socializing. 2. Mexico Mexico climbed from a good third place in 2014 to an even better second place this year. Similar to Ecuador, expats in Mexico appreciate their financial situation and the ease of settling in. Their overall happiness balances out somewhat less than stellar results regarding, for example, working hours and personal safety. 3. Malta Malta only entered the country ranking this year and already holds third place. The tiny island state owes its success to the health, safety, and wellbeing of local respondents, as well as their great work-life balance.

Has your happy, open-minded partner suddenly turned secretive and quiet? That just might be a sign that he’s feeling guilty and trying to keep something from you. If you’ve seen changes, ask him straight up if there’s a problem. If he gets defensive or angry with you for asking, he’s very likely hiding something. 7. Shifty Eyes

4. Singapore In the Quality of Life Index, Singapore — nicknamed the “Switzerland” of Southeast Asia — deposes 2014 winner Switzerland. It particularly owes this position to the respondents’ satisfaction with travel and transport options. 5. Luxembourg Luxembourg, the second country on the podium in 2014, only comes in fifth this year. Expats in Luxembourg enjoy excellent job security. 6. New Zealand Expats in New Zealand are generally satisfied with the ease of making local friends. Expats don’t find it very difficult to get used to the local culture. 7. Thailand Expats are satisfied with the availability of housing in Thailand. Besides countless beaches and paradise islands, Thailand offers a number of attractive features for expats who appreciate a pleasant climate and affordable living costs. Also, the majority of expats in Thailand is in a relationship with a local resident. 8. Panama Many expats in Panama have a partner who is also an expat.

Does your man have a hard time looking you in the eyes when he talks to you? Shifty eyes and looking away are often a sign of guilt. But be careful with this one – because they know shifty eyes look guilty, liars often make a point of looking you straight in the eyes as they spin their tales. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

9. Canada Ranking 9th overall, Canada offers expats great education, work, and leisure options, among other things. People in Canada are considered to be very polite. 10. Australia Australia is the place for expats who are on the look-out for fun activities in their free time and a great family life. Australia is among the top five for availability of and overall satisfaction with education options for expat kids. Along with Austria and Singapore, Australia also stands out as a healthy destination for happy expat children. It also performs very well in terms of children’s safety.


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