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attaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome has admitted that the city’s tourist targets will fall short by around one million arrivals this year, but added he expected numbers to grow by around 12 percent in 2016. Current estimates are that around 9 million tourists, international and local, will visit the Eastern Seaboard resort this calendar year, compared with 10.2 million in 2014. Itthiphol’s optimistic prediction for 2016 was based partly on the doubling of passenger capacity at Rayong’s U-Tapao airport. In particular, the no-frills carrier Air Asia is expected to extend its domestic and international routes – including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and several Chinese cities – to facilitate the arrival of one million tourists. Air-Asia Malaysia, which made its debut at U-Tapao last July with regular flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, has already triggered a traffic flow unseen at the U-Tapao airfield since it was handed

over to the Thai navy by the US in 1966. U-Tapao still retains other functions apart from civilian arrivals, especially flights for weather research and natural disaster surveillance in Asia. It also is a servicing hub for Thai Airways. It is generally accepted that the downturn in Pattaya’s international market in 2015 has been the retreat of the cash-strapped Russians with the value of their currency falling up to 40 percent as Moscow continues to admit the economic doldrums at home. Although there is no sign that the Russian market is about to pick up – Cambodia and Vietnam also report a shortage of Russian visitors – the slack in the market has been taken up by the Chinese. Their numbers arriving in Thailand have increased by over 40 percent in the last two years. Research has suggested that, although only one percent of mainland Chinese have so far visited Thailand, 50 percent would like to do so.

Meanwhile, a survey by a group of British travel agents has suggested that the Erawan Shrine bombing in Bangkok, which killed 20 people and injured 130, had little to do with the much-publicized cancellation of visits to Thailand. Asked to indicate their reservations about holidaying in Thailand, respondents mentioned Jet Ski and other scams and the pollution in some cities, but rarely mentioned the bombing plus a second explosion at Sathon pier which led to 35 countries warning their citizens to be circumspect. Respondent Joseph Freeman said, “Actually I don’t take any notice of travel advisories as they are mostly about protecting the government and the embassies and generally contain statements of the obvious.” He added that he and his friends might spend less Continued on page 4


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Drain pipe just too narrow

Officials from Nongprue municipality and the director of sanitary division visited the area along Chonburi’s Highway Two after local people’s protest about the installation of waste water pipes. The concerned villagers pointed out that the

pipes were too small and would create mayhem and flooding every time there was a storm. Officials said they knew about the problem and would call another meeting to solicit the views of all.

Thief actually stole nothing A wannabe criminal sneaked into a South Pattaya hotel and entered six unlocked rooms of sleeping visitors. However, his total haul was just one mobile phone of staff before he disappeared back into the night. Police are earnestly examining CCTV tapes to look for identity clues. A hotel worker, Wimonrat Sirimon, said she was snoozing on a sofa when she heard a noise but then resumed her nap. According to police, tourists said their rooms had been disturbed but nothing taken.

Heavy drinking linked to death

Police drove in haste to Pattaya Beach after hearing that there was an expired farang laid near the drainage pipe construction site. Torsten Otto Rudolf Drews, a German national, had been discovered in a cold condition before dawn. There were several bottles of booze nearby, leading police to speculate he had a heart

attack after a heavy drinking bout. The corpse will be sent for autopsy and the relevant embassy informed. A witness, Sangob, said he had noticed the German man drinking at about 12:30 in the morning and became suspicious about the stranger never moved or changed position for a few hours.

Road holes cause crash

Close to the Bira Circuit, Route 36 entering Rayong was the scene of a nasty accident when an 18-wheeler truck carrying chemicals turned turtle after an unsurfaced area of the road struck the tyres. The driver, Komkrit Sukako, 25, and his mate were

taken to Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and are said to be in a stable condition. The driver later said he was driving with a heavy load of chemicals to Laem Chabang port when the accident occurred. The chemicals did not spill out, a big relief to all concerned.


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News 117 proud winners conferred 2015 Thailand Tourism Awards by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

In a dazzling ceremony at the Impact Muang Thong Thani, 117 Thai enterprises were conferred the Kingdom’s top tourism awards in recognition of their contribution to upgrading the quality, professionalism and service standards of Thailand’s largest foreign exchange generating economic sector.

Ranging from spas to homestays, community-based tourism associations to national parks and animal protection institutions, the winners of the Thailand Tourism Awards were specifically judged on the criteria of highlighting Thai culture, protecting the environment and contributing to society. The vast majority of them, especially the hotels and tour operators, were small- and mediumsized enterprises, owned and operated by Thais. All of them were geographically distributed nationwide. The full list of six award categories this year included: 1. Hall of Fame (7 Awards) 2. Tourism Support and Promotion Organisation (14 Awards) 3. Tourist Attractions (13 Awards of Excellence and 31 Outstanding Awards) 4. Tourist Accommodation (7 Awards of Excellence and 8 Outstanding Awards) 5. Health Tourism (9 Awards of Excellence, 10 Outstanding Awards) 6. Tour Program (6 Awards for Excellence and 12 Outstanding Awards)

Hall of Fame: Award of Excellence, Recreational Attractions, Chonburi – Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

Royal Garden Spa awarded greatest honor of the Award Dusit Thani Pattaya wins Award of Excellence of Excellence from 10th Thailand Tourism Awards from Thailand Tourism Awards 2015 Royal Garden Spa at Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa received the distinguished Award of Excellence in the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Siriwipa Promkomut, spa manager, received the Award of Excellence for Health Tourism: 1st spa in the Eastern Region for Royal Garden Spa. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, presided over the event. The Thailand Tourism Awards is Thailand’s ‘Hallmark of Excellence’ – a symbol of assurance in the finest achievements, outstanding quality and reliability of tourism products and services. It is a part of the tourism accreditation, which guarantees the quality of tourism products that meet international standards.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group receives Award of Excellence for Convention Hotel in the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards

Royal Cliff Hotels Group received the Award of Excellence for Convention Hotel in the Eastern Region at the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards 2015. Presented by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Thailand Tourism Awards 2015 plays a crucial role in the development of tourism products complying with international standard as it recognizes outstanding organizations that have accomplished continuous execution of service excellence. The Awards also known in Thai as Kinnaree Awards is the most prestigious Tourism Awards.

Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Chatchawal Supachayanont accepts the Award of Excellence (for the Tourist Accommodation categor y) from H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, during the ceremony held at the Impact Muang Thong Thani marking the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards. The event, which is organized every two years by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, recognized the Dusit brand hotel along with the 117 Thai organizations and establishments given appreciation for their effort and contribution in elevating the standards of Thailand’s tourism industry as it prepares to compete globally. Dusit Thani Pattaya was conferred the Kingdom’s top tourist award for its accommodation and service as a Thai brand hotel with sustainable practices and initiatives in place in its contribution to the society as well as its commitment to environmental protection. It has been receiving the honor since 2007 and endeavors to carry on its work towards achieving the prestigious award in the future.

Siam Bayshore Pattaya PB Valley Khao Yai Winery receives awarded Thailand Golden Tourism Award Tourism Award

Marisa Sukosol Nunbhankdi (left), executive vice president of Sukosol Hotels Group, received the Thailand Tourism Award for Siam Bayshore Pattaya in the category Resort Hotel from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The award was given by H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, at Grand Diamond Ballroom, Impact Arena, Mueang Thong Thani.

PB Valley Khao Yai Winery received the Golden Tourism Award 2015 (Kinnaree Award of Excellence) in the category of Agro Tourism. The Kinnaree Award, which is the “Oscar” for the travel industry in Thailand, was presented by H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul at the Grand Diamond Ballroom at Impact Forum, Impact Muang Thong Thani.


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News Pattaya predictions 2016 Continued from page 1

Flood lessons Many householders in Pattaya are now recovering from the September flood which caused a lot of damage in some downtown areas. One of the lessons is that it’s not only the flood water coming in your front door which creates the mayhem. In some houses, the water oozes up from the plug hole in the domestic toilets. Oh well, forget it until the next time.

time in the metropolis and head straight for the provinces. Another respondent Hilary Walsh explained, “Explosions happen all over the world, not just in Thailand. Also, in my opinion, street crime in cities in the Philippines or in India is much more prevalent than in Thailand. In any case, we

keep in close touch with friends on Facebook and other social media, so we always know immediately what’s going on.” Frequent visitor Kevin Noonan added, “I have been coming to Pattaya for many years and have never seen any public disturbances which are always restricted to Bangkok. As for military coups,

Pattaya simply swallows them and carries on as normal. He added that his main concerns about Pattaya were the drinking restrictions and hours of opening for clubs. “Somebody should tell the government that 24-hour drinking is sensible in a holiday resort if you want to keep the tills merrily ringing,” Kevin concluded.

Store owner viciously attacked

Digging up Walking Street The latest idea to make use of the city’s plentiful pneumatic drills is to dig up the drains again and make them wider and longer. The work will begin in mid-October, just in time for the arrival of the much vaunted high season. The new project is designed to prevent flooding in the entertainment hotspots of Walking Street. Surprising that nobody thought of this before. No more vendors Street sellers will be banned from Walking Street as part of the efforts to improve tourist safety in our fair city. Until now, the flower sellers have been left largely untouched. City Hall is also ordering a crackdown on overhanging signs in Walking Street which can prevent fire engines approaching a conflagration or even fall down and injure people. This is another ongoing saga with a very long history. Worse than Pattaya As you sit in your car on Sukhumvit Road in a long queue created by the underpass-in-progress, bear in mind that traffic chaos is much worse in Manila, capital of the Philippines. Over there, a taxi ride which would take 10 minutes here will likely last almost an hour. One of the problems in Manila is that new roads are forever being constructed as current roads are closed down for the diggers, but they never seem to be completed.

A man and his wife running a small retail outlet on Naklua Soi 17 were shocked to the core when a Thai entered the shop and told them not to sell any more goods. The stranger then struck Kittichai Chuetrakul, 47, with a bottle and then punched his victim before escaping as a motorbike pillion passenger even as he fired a gunshot

in the air. Kittichai told investigators that most of his customers were Chinese tourists and he had no idea of the reason for the unwarranted assault on him. Police later found a 9mm cartridge in the road and promised to check the CCTV footage of the incident, if any, in an attempt to apprehend the villain.

Two large trucks collide

Sunday brunch The incredible Sunday brunch at Pattaya’s prestigious Hilton is really something special. The cost is 1,400 baht nett (wine flow buffet 1,100 baht) with children under six eating free. You’ll find it on level 14 of the hotel. Be sure to remember to take a healthy appetite with you. There are also excellent-value buffets, one theme per day, Mondays thru’ Saturdays at under 600 baht. Egg question News reports are saying that plastic eggs are being mixed with real ones in trays now on sale. Apparently the fake ones give off a terrible smell when cooked or fried. Some people claim that this scam has been going on for a long time. But critics wonder why criminals would bother when making a plastic egg is more expensive than using a real one. Visa confusion A new six-month, multiple-entry visa to Thailand is now available at some Thai embassies worldwide for 5,000 baht. Allegedly, the move is to boost tourism, but it’s not obvious how it will do that. Multiple-entry tourist visas are already available, so it’s not clear what is new … other than the price. Some Thai embassies in Asia are already saying that they issue only single-entry visas and others are claiming they don’t know anything about the new opportunity. Hey ho! Retirement visas It’s getting more and more complicated to obtain a one-year retirement visa if your current visa is a 15- or 30-day stamp or a 60day tourist visa. In the old days, the local immigration bureau could convert your visa to non-immigrant status in a simple procedure. Now everyone without a non-immigrant visa has to visit the immigration headquarters in Bangkok to obtain the right stamp in your passport. Then it’s back to the local bureau to complete the procedure and get your retirement visa, assuming your documents are in order of course! Thought for the week “You must understand I’m most definitely a man of principle … but, if you don’t like them … I’ve got others I can use.” (Groucho Marx).

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

Police rushed to Highway 7 towards Pattaya after two 18-wheeler trucks were involved in a collision when one vehicle struck the other from behind. The driver of the front truck, Chakaj Jiwjongboon, 32, said he had parked his truck by the side of the road to take a nap when he felt a bump from the rear. After about 10 minutes, he felt a

loud bump at the rear and found that another truck had run into his vehicle. The second driver Prakob Onnom, 34, was found to be dead. Police confirmed that Chakaj had informed them before the incident that he was going to park and speculated that Prakob may have fallen asleep at the wheel or not noticed the obstruction in front of him.

American guy jumps to doom Another foreigner has killed himself, seemingly in a state of depression about his health. Police rushed to the View Talay Pattaya Beach Condominium, Second Road, after learning that security guard had found a corpse which had fallen many storeys. Hector Luis Ortiz Jr, 32 and American, had lived on the 16th floor with his Thai boyfriend, but there was no sign in the room of any struggle or violence. It is believed Ortiz was very concerned about a serious health problem and may have decided to end his mortal existence whilst his mind was disturbed. Investigators will interview the Thai man to ascertain more information about this tragic case.


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News Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat show coming soon

The annual Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is back and is showcasing extravagant yachts and other high-end products at Ocean Marina Yacht Club Pattaya. Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 2015 will be held on the weekend of November 26-29 with free admission as usual at the yacht

club. All the luxury brand names will be assembled there including the newest design yachts. Supercars, superbikes, and luxury real estate will be on display too. The exhibition will also sponsor maritime activities including sailing, paddleboard, kayak, Jet Skis and fishing. The highlight this year is the official launch of the Ocean

Emerald, a luxury superyacht and is one of just four identical superyachts in the world. This spectacular contemporary masterpiece is said to resemble a floating five-star hotel. For more details, visit www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow. com and facebook.com/oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.


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Snap Judgment The PM returns Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had a much better reception at the 70th United Nations General Assembly than his critics had predicted. It had been feared that the juntainstalled leader might speak off-the-cuff or crack jokes or spend his time justifying last year’s military putsch. But no. The general met with many world leaders, including the presidents of the US and China as well as the secretary general of the UN, whilst receiving the ITU Global Sustainable Digital Development Award from the International Telecommunications Union. Not to mention his acceptance on behalf of Thailand of the rotating chairmanship of the Group of 77 for 2016-17. Perhaps the most important feature was the meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. General Prayut wisely did not repeat the various justifications for the coup – the threat of civil war and the chaos brought about by elected politicians – but explained the road map set by his government and the National Council for Peace and Order. He told Ban that a general election would be held in Thailand in mid-2017 and this is a promise to the world community that must not be broken. It is well known that there are individuals and groups in Thailand who have pressurized the junta to rule indefinitely until the country has been “reformed” politically and economically. Not a good idea. The longer military rule remains in place, the less effective it is likely to become. The tallest challenge currently facing the government – apart from the obvious dilemmas of rewriting the constitution – is economic. In other words, the task is to stimulate the economy at a time of a quasi-international recession and falling Thai exports. Even the falling baht has not done much to stimulate exports because many other key currencies, with the notable exception of the US dollar, have fallen too. So the government is relying on boosting domestic demand as a way of combating these problems. But that is where the term “populism” enters the picture and that is indeed a controversial issue in the Land of Smiles. The expression “Prachaniyorn” means “popular with the people” and is often used to illustrate the policies of the Shinawatra years and its give-away budgets which eventually wreaked havoc with the national budget, in particular the rice subsidy scheme which some commentators believe was the major factor in the bringing down of the Yingluck government in May 2014. The term “Prachaniyorn” has now become a taboo expression to the current administration because it is seen as the mechanism by which politicians bought their way into power at the next general election: the people’s tax money was used to purchase the votes of the rural constituents. Nonetheless, “Prachaniyorn” is still fine in the eyes of those who believe it is an effective way of lifting grass-roots people out of poverty. The official policy of the current government is “Pracharath”, or “State of the People”, which is a good deal more difficult to summarize than its competitor expression. The term “Pracharath” is, in effect, taken from the national anthem and indicates efforts to reduce inequality and to prevent people from being misguided too easily. The prime minister sought to explain the term by saying populism may have been the starting point for economic policy before the advance towards a welfare state. Once you have a welfare state, he argued, you no longer need populist measures. On the other hand, it can be argued that welfare state countries such as the UK still try to “bribe” the electorate at election time, usually by flirting with income tax rates. So the challenge for the current government is to boost financially the agricultural sector, still the backbone of the country, whilst avoiding a dependency culture for the poor which is easily exploited for political reasons. Both “Prachaniyorn” and “Pracharath” at the end of the day are about government largesse and budgets for local tambons. The crunch point is whether “Pracharath” can deliver the much-needed stimulus whilst building up immunity to future political manipulation. The outcome of the 2017 general election should settle that most contentious argument. In the short term anyway.

School marks anniversary

Pattaya City School Number 11 held a merit-making ceremony on the occasion of its seventh birthday with former director Thani Seesai presiding over the event.

The school was established in 2008 on an area of 16 rai. The current director is Jeerasak Jitsom who was appointed in 2013.

Horror Halloween at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Pattaya Ripley’s World of Entertainment Pattaya are showing a haunted adventure called Horrors of Prison at their Royal Garden base in the week leading up to Halloween on October 31. There will be many ghosts, witches and vampires in attendance as well as a special show by Millenium Boy and makeup activity to find the scariest member of the public and win a substantial cash prize.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group wins TTG Travel Hall of Fame Award The Royal Cliff Hotels Group was once again conferred with the prestigious TTG Travel Hall of Fame Award at the 26th Annual TTG Awards 2015 Ceremony and Gala Dinner held in Bangkok. The uniqueness and legendary hospitality of Royal Cliff Hotels Group have consistently been acknowledged by its renowned peers in the travel industry as well as its guests from around the world by being voted as the Best Resort Hotel and Best Meetings and Conventions Hotel for 10 consecutive years. Organized annually by TTG Asia, the TTG Travel Awards celebrates 83 of the best and brightest in the Asia-Pacific travel and aviation industry.

TAT appoints new deputy governors and advisor by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

Sujitra Jongchansitto Visanu Jaroensilp Srisuda Wanapinyosak Charun Ohnmee The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has deputy governor for Tourism Products and Business, and announced the appointments of three internal executives Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT’s executive director for the to the deputy governor posts and one executive to be East Asia Region, has been promoted to deputy governor advisor 10 effective October 1, 2015. for International Marketing (Asia and South Pacific). In Sujitra Jongchansitto, executive director for the addition, Charun Ohnmee, executive director for Planning Northern Region, has become deputy governor for Department, has become advisor 10. Domestic Marketing while Visanu Jaroensilp, executive They have replaced the former deputy governors and director at the Office of the Governor, has been named the advisor 10 who retired on September 30, 2015.


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Air Asia extends routes

Senior officers of Thai Air Asia have announced one flight each day from U-Tapao Airport, near Rayong, to Macau, Singapore and Udon Thani with special promotional fares being offered. These routes are in addition to regular flights to and from Kuala Lumpur as well as Chinese cities Nanchang and Nanning. The airline also announced quick transfers by bus from U-Tapao to places of interest in or near Pattaya including Koh Larn.

Heart attack advice

The Bangkok Hospital Pattaya hosted an academic seminar on recent developments in helping patients with heart disease. Over 100 doctors and nurses attended the short course and

heard talks about contemporary surgical procedures, cardiac arrests and the importance of healthy living, especially following a low sodium diet.


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News Jiaranai Entertainment Chevrolet extends trade-in offer launches Chinese news SMS Chevrolet Sales Thailand has extended the last day of its trade-in offer to October 31, 2015, due to popular demand. During the promotion period, customers can trade in any vehicles for a brand new Chevrolet vehicle. Additionally, the customer will also receive further discounts of up to 50,000 baht on the new Chevrolet vehicle. For more information, contact your nearest Chevrolet dealer or call the hotline on 1734.

Jiaranai Entertainment Co., Ltd., creator of Thailand Headlines, partnered with three mobile operators True, AIS, and DTAC in launching the first and only SMS platform for Chinese language news in Thailand. Thailand Headlines will provide Chinese expats and tourists access to all kinds of news around the country.

Air quality improves in South Thailand by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

Air quality in Phuket and a number of other provinces in South Thailand has improved and is now well within the limit set for public safety standards, according to Thailand’s Pollution Control Department. The Department has released a report affirming that as of October 9, particulate matter in Surat Thani, Songkhla, Satun, Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and

Phuket is between 52 and 100 microgrammes per cubic metre of air. In Phuket specifically, the level has sharply decreased to 72 microgrammes per cubic metre. Haze is largely reported as generated by smoke from Indonesian agricultural fires. The limit for public safety standards is at 120 microgrammes per cubic metre. All concerned authorities in Thailand have joined hands to tackle the haze that covers

some provinces in the South of Thailand. Immediate safety measures were put in place after the haze caused visibility reduction and particulate matter increment over the past few days. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs officer had a meeting with the Indonesian Ambassador for cooperation to alleviate the situation. It would also seek the cooperation of haze-affected neighbours such as Malaysia

in joining discussions with Indonesia. Authorities are constantly monitoring the air quality and will make further announcement as the situation develops. In Phuket, in particular, a meeting was held among concerned authorities on October 7, 2015 to address the situation, and a 24/7 Centre of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Region 18 – Phuket was set up to monitor the haze situation.

Thai reporter wins 2015 AFP Kate Webb Prize by Agence France-Presse (AFP) photo: Christophe Archambault

Thai investigative journalist Mutita Chuachang will receive the 2015 Kate Webb Prize from Agence France-Presse (AFP) for her independent reporting on human rights including Thailand’s draconian use of the royal defamation law. Mutita is the assistant editor of the non-profit online newspaper Prachatai, where she has worked since 2004. Mutita’s painstaking reporting has sought to make a record of all of those accused of breaching the law despite the challenges posed by the opacity of the Thai legal system as well as the wider social taboo that cloaks the subject. “ W e a re re c o g n i s i n g

Mutita for her efforts to present a balanced, in-depth coverage of sensitive topics in Thailand, which can be difficult in an extremely dynamic political environment,” said Philippe Massonnet, AFP’s regional director for the Asia-Pacific region. The prize, which includes a g r a n t o f 3 , 0 0 0 e u ro s (US$3,400), recognises Asian journalists for exceptional work in dangerous or difficult conditions. It is named after New Zealander Kate Webb, one of AFP’s finest correspondents, who died in 2007 at the age of 64. Webb earned a reputation as a fearless reporter while covering the Vietnam War and other historic events in Asia during a career spanning four decades,

Thai Asia executive Sasitorn Srisamai visited City Hall to discuss the new domestic and international routes which will soon be operational at U-tapao Airport. She said that the airline was very keen to be involved in Pattaya community work and offered to buy a large number of beds and umbrellas to be used by tourists when visiting the beach.

Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival underway

including stints in Thailand and its immediate neighbours. “I am very moved and honoured to receive the Kate Webb Prize,” 33-yearold Mutita said. “But the prize is not about me, my organisation or even about the team who contributed to these stories. The important thing

is that it draws attention to this difficult time for human rights in Thailand. When we wrote these stories we were not thinking about being courageous – we all just felt that it was something we had to do and my organisation Prachatai was incredibly supportive.”

Special day for special needs

Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjanawatta presided over a 9th Lions event for handicapped children at Pattaya Shooting Park. There were games and food for the young people and scholarships

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were awarded as educational grants. Nongprue municipality is currently hosting events for children with special needs every last Thursday of the month at the premises of Pattaya Shooting Park.

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Hanief Palopo

Siam Hotels and Resorts and the Thailand Guitar Society present the seventh annual Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival and Competition 2015 on Sunday, October 25, at Siam Bayshore Pattaya. The only event of its kind in Thailand, the festival showcases many of the world’s top guitar makers and musicians. Open to the public as well as collectors, musicians and students, it boasts an impressive list of guest artists, luthiers and students hailing from Japan, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia and Thailand. This event kicks off with the adult and junior guitar competitions at 9:30 am, followed by a guitar exhibition at 2 pm, Thailand Guitar Society student concert at 3 pm, afternoon concert with virtuoso star Worrapat Yansupap and Duo Pongpat Pongpradit and Chuah Yeong Chin. The “guitar night” concert at 6 pm, featuring the expert strumming of Woratep Rattanaumpawan / Leon Koudelak / Tomonori Arai and Maria Duo, the exciting duo from Japan is a ‘must-see’ for all. First prize in the adult competition is a US$4,500 guitar made by the Indonesian luthier Hanief Palopo. Admission / festival pass (inclusive of coffee breaks) is 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for students (with valid ID). A special accommodation package, including breakfast and festival ticket, is available for 2,500 baht per night. Tickets are on sale at Siam Bayshore Pattaya (038 428 678). For more information go to www.thailandguitarsociety.com.


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Tea Factory and More After opening its Thai-Esan restaurant Somtum Villa earlier this year, À La Campagne Farm and Village in Pattaya-Na Jomtien has now opened a western restaurant called Tea Factory and More, offering a full dining experience, complete with a bakery and tea bar. The new venue is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 8 pm and weekends from 10 am to 10 pm. The design is inspired by a vintage tea factory in Sri Lanka adorned with antique European furniture and other decorations. The glasshouse dining area features a tea lab offering a wide

selection of tea from Sri Lanka, Japan, India, Taiwan, China, Israel and even local produce. The tea ranges from high-grade Japanese green tea, Matcha and Sencha, caffeine-free herbal tea to cocktails, mocktails, and special ready-to-drink house blends, which are perfect on a hot day. The main kitchen offers various choices of French-inspired western cuisine from soup, salad to pasta and uses high-quality ingredients such as foie gras, crab meat, Asari clams, and baby scallops to produce the perfect balance of flavors in every dish. Salmon dip, champignon mushroom cream soup, and duck confit are some of the bestsellers. French-style burger using the

signature short rib meat with a choice of original or black carbon bun is also available. Desserts include more than 20 types of cakes and 14 variations of macaroons, all baked daily with no preservatives.

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Star chefs bring culinary flair to Benihana Pattaya Benihana of Tokyo flew in its top two performing chefs from Honolulu, Hawaii, Kevin Achay and Barry Renkin, to train the Thailand-based team with their master culinary and entertainment skills. In addition, Toshihiko Nakazawa, a professional dancer, came in from New York to assist the culinary team with their Teppanyaki choreography and performances. The two superstar chefs showcased their juggling skills alongside Toshi at an exclusive show at Benihana Pattaya.

Hotel Promotions Royal Cliff’s spooktacular “Ghosts @ the Cliff” Halloween family fun It’s that spooky time of the year again and Royal Cliff Hotels Group is once again hosting a fun familyfriendly ghost-themed Halloween party for kids on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 7 to 10 pm at Breezeo – Be Yourself Dining. With fun and unique games such as the Halloween Bingo, Musical Ghosts and Ghost Piñata, dance entertainment and an exciting lucky draw, this will be one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year! Dress to impress as great prizes will be awarded to two kids and one adult with the best Halloween costumes! Admission is free for hotel guests and only 200 baht for outside guests. Other delightful perks include complimentary Halloween mocktail, ghost photo op, fun face-painting, freaky food, spooky tunes and lots of special Halloween prizes.

For reservations, call Guest Relations Department at 038 250 421 ext 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

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.

Chefs Kevin and Barry also entertained guests with their teppanyaki skills as they dished up some mouthwatering delights. Likewise, Pattaya-based teppanyaki chefs provided “entertainment” with a twist bringing Thai hospitality to their routine. The Benihana stars also performed at the Fountain stage of Royal Garden Plaza, and graced the grand opening of the third Benihana in Thailand located at AVANI Atrium Bangkok.


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Vol. 03 No. 20 | Oct 16-31, 2015

Oktoberfest in the Garden at Pullman Pullman Pattaya Hotel G kicked off the celebration in town of the world’s most famous beer festival at its beachfront restaurant The Beach Club. The garden-themed Oktoberfest celebration featured a great selection of German cuisine from famous sausages to pork knuckles, roasted ham and sauerkraut, accompanied by endless flow of local draft beer. The festival won’t be complete without a beer drinking competition and two beer lovers were awarded food and spa vouchers. The Beach Club also offers weekly specials: Monday exotic Thai cuisine, Tuesday KORT night, Saturday international seafood BBQ buffet, and Sunday beach BBQ. Happy Hours (50 percent discount) run daily from 5 to 9 pm.

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East Coast Kitchen Open 6.00am - 11.00pm Holiday Inn Pattaya Executive Tower, level 6 Call 038 725 555

Vol. 03 No. 20 | Oct 16-31, 2015

Centara Hotels Pattaya Sports Day Centara Hotels in Pattaya organized the first sports day activity among the five properties in the Eastern Seaboard city, which includes Centara Pattaya Hotel, Centara Nova Hotel and Spa Pattaya, Centara Grand Modus Resort and Spa Pattaya, Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya, and Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The staff from the participating Centara hotels competed in parade, cheerleading, sports matches, and fun games. Winners were Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort Pattaya for parade, Centara Grand Modus Resort and Spa Pattaya for cheerleading, and Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya as overall winner. The management gave thanks to all participants for their cooperation making the fun-filled day a success. Everyone is already looking forward to next year’s event.

Full Moon staff party at Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya led by Rudolf Troestler, general manager, held a Full Moon-themed annual staff party at the hotel’s grand ballroom. The staff enjoyed a truly unforgettable night with staff performances, including the hotel’s own rock band, and many lucky draw prizes.

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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Centara Hotels & Resorts international sales team

Centara Hotels and Resorts are represented all over the world by international sales representatives. Andre Brulhart (middle), area general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed the group from Centara Hotels and Resorts for the international sales conference led by Philip Hall (right of the middle), corporate group director of Sales and Marketing. The sales representatives had an opportunity to inspect the Centara Grand Mirage and see other Centara properties in the area in operation as well as those under development.

Swaziland’s Royal Family at Royal Cliff

Royal Cliff Hotels Group welcomed the Royal Family of Swaziland and its royal delegation to the resort. The Royal Family was greeted with traditional Thai performances. In addition to visiting popular attractions around town, the queens, princes and princesses also took cooking classes, indulged in spa treatments and enjoyed exceptional cuisine at the hotel.

Siam Bayshore Pattaya wins parade at THA E Sports Siam Bayshore Pattaya won the parade competition under the slogan Discover Thainess during the Thai Hotels Association Eastern Chapter (THA E) Sports 25/2015 opening ceremony participated by various hotels around the region. Saran Nimihut (center), regional general manager of Siam Bayshore Pattaya, received the trophy from Sanpech Supabowornsthian (2nd from right), president of Thai Hotels Association Eastern Chapter.

PTT Polymer Marketing celebrates a decade of success PTT Polymer Marketing Co., Ltd. (PTTPM), a company of PTT Group, celebrates 10 years of achievement under theme “The Journey of Success”. This anniversary theme reiterates the company’s commitment and dedication to improvement of products and services, in order to better serve customers and to become a global polymer solution provider and trading company.The anniversary party was graced by over 800 customers and honorable guests.

Numwan Zaza supports Hilton Pattaya’s teddy bear charity

Singer-actress Numwan Zaza encourages everyone to support Hilton Pattaya’s teddy bear charity campaign. All profits from the sales of teddy bears will go to Habitat for Humanity Thailand, the project that helps the poor by building houses and bringing new opportunities for disadvantaged people. The adorable teddy bears are available for sale at Hilton Pattaya for just 499 baht. To buy a charity teddy bear or for more information, call 038 253 000 or email pattaya.info@hilton.com.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

HAVANA HOSTS AUSTRALIAN WINE TASTING NIGHT

Arabic Lamb Kofta

Outback Jack Goes to Havana

A Chic Cuban-Retro Bar/Restaurant Havana is located on the ground floor of Holiday Inn Pattaya. This lounge bar is classy and upscale reconstructing the Cuban bars of the fascinating ’30s and ’40s when Hemmingway created the now famous Daiquiris and the iconic Mojito cocktail. Soaring wooden ceilings, deep mahogany-coloured leather sofas, comfy easy chairs, black and white photos from the era, huge Cuban-style chandeliers all contribute to the mood emulating a watering hole where Papa Hemingway would have been happy to while away a few hours. This bar is plush, sophisticated and unique. We were there for an evening of slurping and sipping the wines from Southeast Australia and in particular the Eden Gate wines bearing the Outback Jack labels. The evening kicked off with a fresh fruity glass of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc which with its clean, fresh palate was the perfect appetiser. Executive Chef Jason Large and his brigade had excelled themselves with a selection of creative canapés the likes of

chicken pate bruschetta with green apple relish, vegetable hosomaki rolls, Arabic lamb kofta, avocado and tomato bruschetta, salami Ventricina, Mali chicken kathi rolls and much, much more. It was a pleasure to trawl the tables enjoying the global cuisine generated from this inventive kitchen. Cabernet Merlot followed with tastes of ripened berries and subtle whispers of spice, vanilla and oak and proved the wine of choice for both Mick and me that evening. A classic Shiraz Merlot was a fruity mouthful and we enjoyed its soft subtle tannins which married well with the generous selection of cheese, breads, and grissini together with premier olives, cornichons and baby pickled onions. The last three pourings were from the Stable Hill Private Bin G portfolio and exemplified a noble bearing especially the Cabernet Sauvignon with its rich elegant finish and good balance whilst the Chardonnary reminded us of a Chablis with its full-bodied citrus and apple components.

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Executive Chef Jason Large

These tasting events are staged regularly and are excellent value for money and great fun affairs. Holiday Inn Pattaya host an enjoyable cordial evening with live music, happy friendly staff together with a posse of wine lovers who enjoy every drop of the goblet or two with great humour and conviviality. It’s certainly a fun evening. Check out their website for their monthly wine tasting event.

Although Havana is the signature bar/restaurant of Holiday Inn Pattaya, all food and drinks on their menu are inclusive of service charge and government tax; Happy Hour runs from 3 till 5 pm for pizzas and 5 till 7 pm for drinks. Overall the prices are in line with a quality bar/ restaurant and the diversity of their rums, single malts and Belgian beers are considerable, while wines are sourced from around the world and offer something for all pockets. The menu is eclectic: modern Italian meets cosmopolitan American in Asia. From pizzas, pasta, antipasti and salads through Asian noodles and Thai snacks to bar bites and burgers, it’s across-the-board cuisine sweeping the foodie favourites of visitors from around the world. The burger platters are huge. We challenge Godzilla and King Kong on one of their date nights to finish the Chicken BLT/burger (B.350); it’s massive, stacked with fried chicken breasts, crispy bacon, tomatoes, mayo and homemade tomato relish all served in a hefty bun and accompanied by Havana’s onion rings and “fat chips”. Chunky fat fingers of potatoes, still in their skins, are fried to precision and seasoned with paprika, rosemary and garlic. These are fantastic and in my view, definitely worth the extra calories! Other varieties are the classic allAmerican with cheddar cheese, dill pickles, and a battered and fried white fish burger with lettuce, onion and tomato with tartar sauce.

Jira Kaosang

BIO Bar attendant at ICE Bar, Amari Pattaya

Havana Bar & Restaurant

Beach Road, Holiday Inn Pattaya Open daily from 2 pm till midnight Tel: 038 725 555 www.holidayinn.com/pattaya.com

Piña Sangria INGREDIENTS

MIXOLOGIST

Pizzas are much in demand here and usually enjoyed on the large terrace over looking the bay of Pattaya. The “La Vostra pizza”, priced at B.420, offers the opportunity to create your own bespoke pie with a choice from all the ingredients imaginable. A Little India pizza is served with the usual mozzarella and tomato sauce but stacked with lashings of chicken tikka, red onion, green pepper, and mango and mint chutney. The classic Margherita comes in at B.270 but why stop there when you can order Hip Special No. 3 called the Ugly Duckling with the basic tomato/mozzarella layer piled with smoked duck breast, mango, sundried tomatoes, red pepper, rocket and pesto sauce. The selection is hot and spicy, soft and creamy, tropical with pineapple and red chilli or meaty with pork sausage, bacon, butchers ham and salami. Holiday Inn Pattaya is to be congratulated for creating a standalone bar/restaurant that will attract the patronage of their hotel guests, locals and tourists alike. It’s an atmospheric spot evoking the old style Havana glamour tempered with an up-to-date fusion. The pricing is realistic and the food big on quality and quantity making Havana a distinctive leisure destination.

3 tsp strawberry syrup 4 oz pineapple juice 5 oz orange juice fresh fruit cocktail a dash of soda

GARNISH

orange wedge cherry

HOW TO MIX

Add strawberry syrup into a wine glass and fill with ice cubes. Pour juices over the ice then add fresh fruit cocktail. Gently stir and top with soda.

GLASS TYPE Wine Glass

CATEGORY

Mocktail (non-alcoholic)

Available at

ICE Bar, Amari Pattaya


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F&B Promotions Vegetarian Food Festival

Korean BBQ short ribs

at Mantra Restaurant & Bar, Amari Pattaya

at Flames, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Take part in the special vegetarian festival at Mantra on October 13-22, 2015 with eight dishes on the à la carte menu available during dinner from vegetarian and bamboo mushroom soup, fried tofu with Szechuan sauce to black sesame dumplings in ginger tea. Prices range from 220 to 380 baht ++. Mantra Restaurant and Bar is located on Beach Road in North Pattaya.

Discover tradition as Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya highlight Korean BBQ beef ribs at Flames restaurant. Enjoy soy marinated tender ribs charcoal-grilled over an open flame, glistening with sweet caramelized flavours. Flames Restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and opens daily from 6 to 11 pm.

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

Miyazaki Beef in Teppanyaki Style

Green Tea Festival at Royal Cliff Grand Hotel This month of October is a green tea lover’s delight as Royal Cliff Grand Hotel will be serving three tasty creations: Iced Green Tea with Lime, Matcha Green Tea Frappe and Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte. Price is 110 baht ++ per drink. For more information, contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

Cannoli and Panforte at Vistas Lobby Lounge, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Experience the bold flavours of smooth creamy cheese and rich roasted nuts as the highlight of these bite-sized creations at Vistas Lobby Lounge. Vistas is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and opens daily from 9 am to 10 pm. For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 981.

Tom Yum Talay Maprow Orn

Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

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

International food and Thai Cuisine Jomtien Bead Road Corner of Soi 8

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

Fisherman platter at Breeze Beach Club, Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya If you’re looking for a seafood platter, check this out! You will love all those charcoal-grilled colours, and there’s sure to be a ton of fresh flavours too. Breeze Beach Club is located on the beachfront of the resort and is open daily from 11 am to 9 pm.

Tel : 038 756698, 091 0564911 www.jomtien-boathouse.com

For more information or reservations, contact 033 007 888 ext 31.

at Flare, Hilton Pattaya

The Noble Porcino Mushroom

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.

at Rossini –The Godfather’s Favourite, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

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

Bring your appetite to Rossini –The Godfather’s Favourite this October and experience the extraordinary porcini mushroom. Chef Massimo Gullotta has prepared two special dishes: Freshly sliced porcini mushroom salad with artichoke, pomegranate and pecorino cheese in passion fruit vinaigrette and Homemade saffron pappardelle with porcini mushroom sauce and black truffles.

Infiniti Gets Prettier

Paulaner-sponsored Oktoberfest

For more information, contact Guest Relations at 038 250 421 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

You'll love our new bar with its novel glow-chairs and sassy Modern Asian style!

at Twinkle Pool, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya 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, call 038 933 888.

Clam Celebration at Elements Restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort 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.

For food promotions please email press release at lifeandleisure@pattayatoday.net

Our cliff-top location, open to the cool breezes and with a dreamy view of the bay, is the ideal spot to enjoy the tantalizing Mediterranean cuisine, lunch or dinner. Bar: 11:00 AM to midnight Kitchen: 12:00 noon to 10:00 PM (last order)

For more information or reservations, contact 038 259 888 or info.pattaya@starwoodhotels.com 437 Phra Tamnak Road, Pattaya Chonburi 20150 www.sheratonpattayaresort.com | www.facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort


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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

AROI PUB RESTO Welcomes New Manager Ever fantasized about being “beamed” over to some place rather than an exhausting plane journey? Well, that is exactly the feeling that overcame us when we walked into the Aroi Pub Resto recently. Stepping inside this stylish pub/restaurant is the equivalent of being “beamed” the 9,000 km or so to a Belgian resto. It’s a big, bright friendly place with a garden, pool table, inviting bar and lots of well spaced tables for laid-back dining. The décor is classic modern continental style with colourful bar neons and upholstered bench seating, but the real eye catcher is the most extraordinary chandelier which is made up of hundreds of sparkling glass beer mugs hung on a seven-tiered extravaganza of a light fixture which beams light from this contemporary work of art. Aroi is Belgian owned and newly managed by Peter de Kegel who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new appointment. Cordial and sociable his front of house manner assures a friendly welcome to this popular pub. The doors open at 12 noon with a comprehensive menu to suit all occasions. The famous French snack Croque Monsieur and Madame is available from B.155 and big crusty baguettes come packed with ham, cheese, tuna mayo and even chicken curry. The starter menu is an interesting collection of European and Thai dishes while the beef tenderloin and rib eye (from B.355) are flamed

to order and served with a choice of sauces. Belgium, of course, is famous for its beer with its nationals imbibing 150 litres per person per year. So naturally this patriotic bar is a firm proponent of their amber nectar. Over a dozen beers are on offer, ranging from Leffe Blond or Dark, Hoegaarden – the famous white beer with an aroma of orange peel, coriander and spice, to Kasteel Bier with a whopping alcoholic content of 11 percent, to the mysterious monastery beer from the Trappist monks of Rochefort. Friday night offers moules-frites and a giant mixed meat brochette (beef, pork, chicken and shrimps) which both come with a complimentary salad bar, Wednesday night is the all-you-can-

eat buffet with Apero and desserts for B.295 and Sundays offer spare ribs, rotisserie chicken and one changing carvery for only B.259 from 1 pm till 9 pm. During the week a 3-course lunch menu is available for B.195. Mick and I made a special visit to taste the mussels recently and while waiting the arrival of this shellfish phenomenon that has now become Belgium’s national dish we enjoyed a glass of chilled Chardonnay. These marvelous molluscs are served Provencale style, natural or in a creamy garlicky sauce with prices starting at B.295. A big pot of these steaming lovelies hit the table accompanied by the essential crisp Belgian frites and the obligatory cup of mayonnaise. These big, buxom moules

smothered in the Provencale sauce were delicious especially with the freshly baked bread to mop up all the juices. The other Friday night special is their house brochettes. Served fashionably on a suspended rack, these huge grilled kebabs offer tender chunks of marinated mixed meats. Look out for the “Specials Board” as there’s always something interesting on offer. On the night we visited it was chicken breast stuffed with Parma ham and foie gras or the famous steak tartare. For a true taste of Belgium try the beef stew (prepared de rigueur with Belgian beer) or the chicken stew, known as Waterzooi, which actually translates as “watery mess” but, of course, is nothing of the kind as it’s a national treasure and is, in fact, chicken layered with vegetables, poached in wine and broth and then thickened with egg yolks and cream. There’s so much on this menu from the big, beefy burgers (from B.165), the selection of pastas, especially their signature lasagna plus the interesting selection of pizzas or indeed the full Thai menu. Do not leave Aroi without tasting one of their delectable desserts.

Chocolate mousse oozes with decadent joy while the tiramisu and panna cotta would put a sunny smile on any sweet-toothed diner. Pancakes are another speciality with the queen of pancakes –Suzette – getting the royal flambé treatment. Aroi is the friendliest pub/diner around. In fact it also has a big heart. No waste at this community-minded restaurant they make a weekly food donation to The Shelter for the kids to also enjoy their delicious dishes. (Other restaurants please note). Come here for quality produce at reasonable prices with those specialities from Belgium taking pride of place, especially of course the splendid mussels. Aroi Pub Resto is open daily except Mondays from 12 noon to 10 pm (last orders 9:45 pm). It is situated on Soi 89, Sukhumvit Road. Continue on Sukhumvit Road heading towards Sattahip. Soi 89 is on the left with a 7-Eleven on the corner. Drive over the railway track and Aroi Pub is about 200 metres on your right. Tel: 087 0433 227 or 082 459 5733. Party bookings accepted and a catering service is available.


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Vol. 03 No. 20 | Oct 16-31, 2015

Cold Facts

Monsoons have finally reached Pattaya, not to mention typhoons and a host of tropical storms. Along with the change in weather comes an increase in a number of medical ailments—most notably colds. The common cold is readily shared among friends and family members as well as fellow shoppers, workmates and partygoers. Colds are actually most contagious before symptoms appear and during the first two to four days after symptoms start to appear. So when you feel a cold coming on, do your best to avoid close contact with others and be sure to wash your hands frequently. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or handkerchief when you sneeze or cough, or use the crook of your elbow (but not your bare hand, lest you later touch people or objects and spread germs). Some cold sufferers load up on

vitamin C or Echinacea, but there is little proof that vitamin C has any remedial effect once you have a cold, though it may help prevent it in the first place. Simply put, the experts still have not found a cure for the common cold. On the other hand, as mother probably said, you should eat some chicken soup. The hot liquid helps break up nasal congestion and eases stuffiness. Some studies suggest that chicken soup inhibits the inflammatory response that leads to a sore throat. Furthermore, when you're feeling run-down, the combination of lean protein and vegetables can help boost your strength to help fight off illness. The best way to keep from catching or spreading a cold is by washing your hands thoroughly (for at least 20 seconds) and frequently. Hand sanitizers can be an effective supplement to hand washing.

The MIND diet now Before you get any older and worry even more about the risks of Alzheimer’s disease, set out now to begin making food choices that may reduce your odds of getting the dreaded ailment. In a number of studies, researchers have found that people who adhered to a diet that included foods like berries, leafy green vegetables, and fish were rewarded with a major decline in their risk for the memory-sapping disorder. The eating plan is called the MIND diet, standing for MediterraneanDASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. You no doubt are aware of the Mediterranean diet, as practiced by most residents in the south of Europe. DASH is an acronym for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.

Ready to start protecting your mind? Eat foods from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: A handful five times a week • Berries (any kind): Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fatty fish: Twice a week • Poultry : Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking and salad oil • Wine: One glass a day Avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week

• Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week • White rice, flour, sugar The Benefits One study showed that people who stuck to the MIND diet lowered their risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 54 percent. More importantly, researchers found that adults who followed the diet only part of the time still cut their risk of the disease by about 35 percent. But those who followed these guidelines only moderately had almost no drop in risk. The American Heart Association suggests eating two servings of fatty fish a week. A serving is 3 ounces (about 100 grams or the size of your fist). Try it baked, grilled, or poached.


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STRONGER, BRIGHTER, FITTER. eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya

fairness-fitness-finery Spa Promotions VelaSmooth Treatment please dial 038 253 000 for inquiries and reservations

Vol. 03 No. 20 | Oct 16-31, 2015

30 percent discount during October at eforea spa, Hilton Pattayaa

by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen

Throughout the month of October, eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya invites you to refuel your body and soul with total wellness. Purchase a 60-minute treatment from a wide selection of spa services and get 30 percent discount on the second treatment to emerge brighter. It’s time to reward yourself.

What is VelaSmooth? VelaSmooth uses electro-optical synergy to smooth out cellulite, tighten skin, and contour the body. The system employs a combination of lasers, massage rollers, and vacuum suction to target and minimize fat deposits. It works best in cases of moderate to severe cellulite.

How VelaSmooth Works? Before the treatment starts, the doctor or technician will evaluate your body and decide on a treatment plan to address your areas of cellulite. The VelaSmooth manipulates the skin in your trouble areas, like the

For more information, call 038 253 000, email pattaya.info@hilton.com or visit eforeaspa.com.

Spice of Life package at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks, reaching the deepest layers and smoothing out the underlying tissue. The massage makes it easier for the lasers to penetrate your skin and tissues. It directs radiofrequency and infrared light into the fat cells. The blend of heat and light speeds up the metabolism of the cells and shrinks their size. For optimal results, this kind of treatment is recommended twice a week for about four to eight weeks, and then monthly to maintain results. Effects of VelaSmooth Some of our clients say that the treatment feels like a deep tissue massage that warms their skin. There is minimal discomfort and little risk of burning sensation, irritation, and bruising. Since the procedure is noninvasive and non-surgical, no anesthesia is used, and there is no recovery period that requires bed rest or intricate bandages. There is also an added benefit upon doing VelaSmooth, it improves blood circulation and relieves muscle aches. Some may experience a slight burning sensation, irritation or rash but this will disappear after a day or two.

VelaSmooth 50% discount

Cut and present this coupon to get 50% discount on VelaSmooth For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990 or visit Nicha Clinic on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condominium and Central Festival Pattaya Beach). Website:www.nichaclinic.com. Facebook: Nicha Clinic Beauty and Beyond.

Glow from the inside out with this spicy mix of treatments that will leave your skin gloriously soft and smelling divine. Your experience begins with a Spices Body Scrub – cinnamon, cardamom, cocoa and nutmeg are ground together to produce a warming body polish that increases circulation and leaves your skin tingling. Then it’s time for an Aromatic Body Massage – lie back and revel in the hypnotic therapy as you breathe in your personal blend of essential oils. Thoroughly relaxed and blissed-out, the finishing touch to your experience is a Warming Mulberry Pouch Facial Massage. The two-hour package is priced at 2,595 baht ++ per person and 5,000 baht ++ per couple. Available from now until November 30, 2015. For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 967 or email: spacenvareecmbr@chr.co.th.

Love is All-Year Round promotion at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya Why wait until Valentine’s Day? Surprise your partner with the two-hour For Him and For Her treatment. For him, a masculine massage to soothe underlying muscles, and for her, a reviving massage for a youthful, glowing skin. Book this package now and enjoy a complimentary dip in the Jacuzzi, or indulge in a warm oil scalp massage together. Come visit and try this promotion from now until November 30, 2015 for only 4,800 baht for two persons.

Five Tips to Help Relieve Dry Skin in Wet Weather The weather outside is frightful…some days. But rain or shine, many women are burdened with dry skin. Here are several things you can do to combat dryness while helping to make your skin supple and smooth. • Wear cotton and other natural fibers instead of synthetics or other fabrics that might be scratchy and irritating. • Don’t allow yourself to get dehydrated; drink plenty of water. • Include essential fatty acids like Omega-3 in your diet to help fortify the skin’s natural oil-retaining barriers. Salmon, halibut and/or sardines two or three times a week, flax, walnuts, and safflower oil every day. • For redness or inflammation, apply a cool compress or an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream on the area for a week. If these don’t provide relief, talk to your doctor. • If the air in your home is dry, use a humidifier to help keep skin hydrated.

For more information, call 038 418418or visit www.breeze-spa.com and www.facebook.com/BreezeSpas.

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE ILLUSTRATED EDITION By J.K. ROWLING 9781408845646 When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he’s the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord’s curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS: BEING THE ADVENTURES OF SER DUNCAN THE TALL, AND HIS SQUIRE, EGG By GEORGE R.R. MARTIN 9780007507672 A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS brings together for the first time the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire, set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory. Featuring more than 160 illustrations by Gary Gianni, one of the finest fantasy artists of our time, this beautiful volume will transport readers to the world of the Seven Kingdoms in an age of bygone chivalry.


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Vol. 03 No. 20 | Oct 16-31, 2015

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

Another Country – Rod Stewart

Another Country is the 29th studio album by British singersongwriter Rod Stewart. It is due to be released on October 23, 2015 through Capitol Records. It was produced by Stewart and Kevin Savigar. Stewart stated that "Batman Superman Spiderman" was written about bedtime stories that he would tell his youngest son, Aiden Patrick Stewart, based around the three fictional superheroes. The album's title track, "Another Country" was inspired by Stewart's respect for the armed forces – a respect influenced by his birth occurring shortly before the end of the Second World War – and consequent musing on life in the armed forces, particularly regarding the emotions generated by being apart from loved ones. "Love Is" was released as the lead single from Another Country on June 23, 2015. In the United States, the single's current peak is at no. 37 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

THE LAST WITCH HUNTER

REGRESSION

Release Date October 22, 2015 Lead Actors Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie Director Breck Eisner Writers Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless Genre Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Release Date October 29, 2015 Voice Actors Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis Director Alejandro Amenábar Writer Alejandro Amenábar Genre Thriller

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

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

Vespa, Italian for 'wasp', is the name of a legendary two-wheeler with retro styling, agile maneuverability and amazing fuel consumption. Pattaya Today Automotive takes this iconic Italian scooter out for a spin. Bella Macchina Italiano! There's always something about these cool, ultra-trendy Italians and their amazing machines: Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati supercars. Ducati, Moto Guzzi performance bikes and Vespa motor scooters. The Italian Vespa brand was born after the Second World War in 1946 when Enrico Piaggio “the man who put Italy on two wheels” arrived at Florence's patent office and posted a trademark. Sixty plus years later and after more than 18 million vehicles sold over the five continents Vespa scooters are still going strong. Movie stars and pop singers are usually seen stepping out of their white Audi SUVs and black Range Rovers. But, did you know that celebrities love these compact Italian two-wheelers. There's Justin Bieber in Venice riding without a helmet! Blond Gwyneth Paltrow and daughter riding pillion on a California school run, the portly bearded hipster 'Hangover' star Zach Galifianakis and of course, Brad Pitt with shades riding a rusty vintage Vespa in Vietnam. The Thai Vespiario Bangkok flagship showroom occupies over 600 sqm at A Square, an upscale lifestyle space on Sukhumvit Soi 26 close to Rama IV Road opposite K Village. Vespiario (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is the authorized distributor of Vespa, Piaggio scooters and Alpinestars products in Thailand. Alpinestars is an Italian manufacturer of motor racing, action sports and casual clothing. The well-stocked retail outlet is next door to Vespiario. Here you'll get completely fitted and kitted out. Back in the Vespiario showroom motor scooters galore. Different

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Vespa Primavera 125 3Vie Scooting in Style with Urban Mobility

models with different paint jobs powered by 125 cc, 150 cc and 300 air-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engines. The showroom also boasts of a merchandise shop, service facilities and the Vespa gallery with '60s and '70s colorful posters on the walls and on display some 20 unique new Vespas each individually painted and accessorized. These mobile artworks are not for sale. Except one. The limited edition of the matt black Vespa 946 Emporio Armani developed to highlight the 40-year Emporio Armani fashion brand and celebrate the 150th birthday of Piaggio in 1946. Price a cool 599,000 baht! The Pattaya Today demonstrator is the entry level 125 cc Vespa Primavera in cool Volcano Black. A glance at the Primavera immediately brings to mind the classic Vespa style. Now, with new and futuristic looks showing off sleek lines and the right amount of chrome. The tail is pointed and tapered, just like on the first prototype that inspired the name “Vespa” because of its similarity to a wasp. Primavera's curb weight 118 kg combined 11-inch wheels make this Vespa perfect for moving about through city traffic. The increased wheelbase 1,340 mm enhances riding stability while maintaining Vespa's characteristic lightweight steering and agility. The new Vespa Primavera is the perfect beginner's scooter. Electric ignition. Press start button. Twist the throttle. Off you scoot! Piece of cake. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a CVT-type smooth automatic transmission. No clutch, no messing about with your foot on the peg switching gears like on many motorbikes. The Primavera you can ride in your tuxedo, dinner jacket (and a black helmet) since the engine is enclosed and a flat floorboard (providing foot

protection), and a prominent front fairing (providing wind protection) plus solid rear mirrors for rear view. Safety comes with a rigid steel body, LED daylight running lights and the new braking system with 200 mm diameter front disc and new front suspension. Verdict: The Primavera felt very light and nimble as I eased out into the busy Sukhumvit Road and Rama IV. And for a short test ride, I really enjoyed the experience. This is a very agile, cool, little machine and a blast

to ride, perfect for scooting or getting around the city. Absolutely brilliant! Perhaps, it’s time you find out for yourself. Treat yourself this coming cool season to a Vespa Primavera test ride. The football size parking lot outside Vespiario flagship showroom is perfect for a spin. However, safe riding is a must. Always ride with a proper helmet, jacket, gloves and of course, long pants and shoes or boots. No flip-flops. Thank you!

Expense is justified by fuel economy, styling and high build quality including lots of fun. Pattaya Today rating: Five out of five stars. Wanna go scooting? Vespa Primavera 125 3Vie Price: 95,400 baht Power: 10 horsepower Torque: 9.5 N Top speed: 100 kph Fuel tank: 8-liter Fuel consumption: 45 kpl (95 Gasohol) www.vespa.co.th


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What's Inside: Business News

UNO MAS restaurant scheduled to open at Centara Grand at CentralWorld

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Accounting and Financial Reports

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From Food to Chanel

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Land Prices Are Still On the Move!

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Mövenpick Pattaya project Thailand’s Apex Development Public Company Limited announced that their 4.2-billion-baht internationally branded development, Mövenpick Residences and Pool Villas Pattaya, has been completed and is now ready for occupancy. Located on a prime 30 rai site with absolute beach frontage at Na Jomtien, the Mövenpick Residences and Pool Villas are part of a residential condo, villa and hotel vacation development by Apex Development PCL. The spectacular development includes the Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya, which is due for soft opening on December 15, 2015. The total project includes a residential southern tower with 37 storeys and 192 units, a hotel northern tower with 34 storeys and 264 units, and 34 Pool Villas. An added benefit for condo and villa owners will be the ability to use all hotel facilities including restaurants, bars and spa, as well as the opportunity to be part of the

hotel’s rental pool with attractive rental return. Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts is a 5-star hotel management company, based in Switzerland which is under management contract to operate 105 hotels in 29 countries. Apex Development PCL has recently won first place in the category of Best Luxury Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard) for Mövenpick Residences and Pool Villas Pattaya at the prestigious Thailand Property Awards 2015. The Thailand Property Awards are Thailand’s biggest real estate event of the year and this year’s competition brought together over 200 projects that competed in various categories Continued on page P6/26


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Business News City Automobiles invests in Jaguar Land Rover Thailand flagship showroom in Asia Pacific City Automobiles has invested more than 300 million baht to create a flagship showroom on Bangkok’s Rama IV, a location set to become the first showroom in Asia Pacific to

provide ‘best in class’ service and aftersales service. The new facility raises the bar for an exceptional customer experience through new world class Jaguar Land Rover Global Standards.

The Rama IV showroom will feature 3S facilities: Services, Sales and Spare Parts – the first showroom to offer this in the entire Asia Pacific region. This new facility will also provide the ultimate ‘customer experience’ by bringing to life two global iconic brands – Jaguar and Land Rover – and helping to establish City Automobiles as a leading organisation through effectiveness, consistency and efficiency. The investment in the Rama IV showroom, which will be built on an area of 2 rai, demonstrates City Automobiles’ commitment to continuously improving its customer quality experience, and to enriching the relationship the customer has with their Jaguar Land Rover vehicle.

City Automobiles and Jaguar Land Rover both lead the market as customer-led organisations with a vast and formidable retailer network behind them. It is City Automobiles’ aim to combine these strong points to set new global standards for the Asia Pacific, such as the ‘best in market’ warranty available to customers.

All after-sales services will be provided exclusively at the new Rama IV location (previously Rama III). The Rama IV showroom is open Monday-Saturday 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. The service center is open Monday-Saturday from 8 am till 5 pm. For more information, call 02 713 6777 or visit www.landrover-asia.com/th.

UNO MAS restaurant scheduled to open at Centara ZTE enters Thailand’s premium Grand at CentralWorld smartphone market

ZTE, a global mobile device manufacturer, enters Thailand's high-end smartphone market with flagship models Axon and Axon Mini, driving the company's goal to become a top five smartphone player in Thailand within 2016. ZTE plans to open up to 20 ZTE smartphone shops in Thailand by Q4 2015 and reach more than 1,500 outlets nationwide in 2016. With ZTE's ambition to double shipments of its premium and mid to high-end product line which will account for 45 percent of its total smartphone shipments globally, ZTE launches its flagship Axon smartphone in Thailand. Packed with innovative and cutting-edge technology, the Axon is the world’s first smartphone to feature three different biometric authentication options: Fingerprint, Smart voice and the pioneering Eyeprint ID™, making it one of the most secure smartphones in the market, globally.

The Axon is also the world's first smartphone equipped with a dual-cam in 4K video recording capability. Other key features include a full HD 5.5-inch screen with the latest Corning Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass which blocks up to 99 percent of harmful bacteria, an innovative two-way HiFi using premium digital playback and recording with independent audio chipset, and a robust battery 3000mAh, Quick Charge™ 2.0 for much faster charging. Ten minutes charge can support 160-minute call. In addition to launching in Thailand, as part of ZTE’s brand strategy and high-end market expansion the Axon is being launched simultaneously in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and is available globally online through eBay. The Axon is now available in Thailand and retails for 17,900 baht. The Axon Mini will be available in Thailand soon.

Featuring stunning panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline, an inspired menu celebrating Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines, and an outstanding wine list, UNO MAS at Centara Grand at CentralWorld will offer city diners another outstanding destination in a spectacular setting, scheduled to open in November 2015. UNO MAS, Spanish for “one more” is designed to

take you on a journey for the senses through the vibrant Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean region. The restaurant is split into three unique zones on the 54th floor of the hotel—Wine Cellar, Tapas and Raw Bar, and Dining Deck—and has a capacity of up to 180 seats. For information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

Anantara Bangkok launches complimentary “handy” smartphone A first in Thailand: Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel and Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort now offer a complimentary smartphone called “handy” in all guest rooms. More than just a smartphone, the device is preloaded with destinationspecific features such as interactive travel solutions for leisure and business activities both onsite at the hotels and when they are on the move. The phone also offers unlimited local and international calls to ten destinations, unlimited 3G data connectivity with WiFi tethering capability and popular social media apps. At check-out, the browsing history, additional apps and all personal information is removed.


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Legal & Expat Money

LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

Accounting and Financial Reports What is a financial statement? A financial statement is a formal record of the financial activities of a business, person, or other entity presenting the results of operations and the financial position of the company. Who shall have the duty to keep accounts? A registered partnership, public limited company, or limited company established under Thai law, a juristic person established under foreign law engaging in a business in Thailand, and a joint venture under the Revenue Code shall have the duty to keep accounts, and must provide the bookkeeping for its business operations in accordance with the details, rules and procedures prescribed under the Accounting Act, B.E. 2543 (2000). Failure to provide bookkeeping or comply with the regulations shall be liable to penalty. All companies in Thailand need to prepare and comply with the following: - Monthly financial reports (balance sheet, profit and loss statement) - Withholding corporate income tax return (PND 3, 53) - Withholding income tax remittance return (PND 54) - Half-year corporate income tax return (PND 51) - Value added tax return (PP 30) - Annual corporate income tax return (PND 50) - Annual financial statement - Accounting transactions record What is a balance sheet? A balance sheet is a financial statement that summarizes a company’s assets, liabilities and shareholders’ equity at a specific point in time. It’s called a balance sheet because the two sides balance out. A company has to pay for all the things it has (assets) by either borrowing money (liabilities) or getting it from shareholders (shareholders’ equity). These three balance sheet segments give investors an idea as to what the company owns and owes, as well as the amount invested by the shareholders. Why do we need a balance sheet? This report can be used to obtain a complete picture of the financial results and financial position

of a business on the last date of the financial year. A balance sheet records the arrangement of money in a business and it shows the accounting value of all the company’s assets, liabilities and equity at one moment in time, which may lead to conclusions regarding the liquidity of the entity. Balance sheet data can be used to compute key indicators that reveal the company’s ability to meet its obligations. When must a balance sheet be made and submitted? The submission of financial statements shall be in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed by the Directors-General of the Revenue Department and the Department of Business Development. A balance sheet must be made at least once every 12 months. Such 12-month period constitutes the company’s accounting period or financial year. A newly established company should close accounts within 12 months from its registration. This must be certified by a qualified external auditor and must be filed with the Revenue Department and Department of Business Development every year. The balance sheet must be examined by one or more auditors and submitted for adoption to a general meeting within four months after its date. A copy of it must be sent to every person entered in the register of shareholders at least three days before the general meeting. Copies must also be kept open at the offices of the company during the same period for inspection by the shareholders. Where the accounts or the documents relevant thereto are lost or damaged, the person having the duty to keep accounts shall notify the Chief Accounts Inspector or the Accounts Inspector of the loss or damage, in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed by the Director-General, within 15 days from the date of knowledge thereof, or the date such loss or damage ought to have been known. What happens upon failure to submit the audited financial statement on time? The company’s annual financial statement must be filed, along with its annual income tax return, with the Revenue Department and Department of Business Development, within 150 days after the end of its accounting period. If a company fails to submit its audited financial statement within the required time then the company is liable to a certain penalty or fine which may also be applicable to its responsible officer. Can a company change its year-cycle of account? If a company wishes to change its accounting period, it must obtain written approval from the Chief Accounts Inspector of the Revenue Department by submitting Form SorBorChor 4 together with other documents specified in the mentioned form.

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

From Food to Chanel In previous articles we have touched on the unpredictable state of the markets in today’s financial climate. Europe, including Britain, is still the largest trading block on our green Earth and, although grappling with debt, it still represents the world’s biggest customers and is seeing the beginnings of an upturn, albeit patchy. Also, corporate America is faring well and always remember what the Oracle of Omaha (Warren Buffett) said, “Whether we’re talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.” So, in that vein, there are always opportunities that are carefully selected. The problem during the recent crisis was that, instead of specific sectors bringing the world indices down, as in the past, the whole market took the hit when bad news reared its head.

Consequently, sectors that should not have been necessarily affected by the doom and gloom got dragged down with the rest. That said, as things stabilise, allocation becomes the name of the game. In that context, there are funds that exist either in the “fundamental” space, or others that occupy a “niche” position. Today, we are going to look at one of each. Starting with farming, there are a few funds in the agricultural sector that, in reasonable times, have performed very well against many other sectors and their peer group. Given that we all need to eat, a well-placed offering covering many aspects of the food chain can provide a fairly safe bet for medium term money. In fact, according to UN forecasts, the world’s population will have swollen by around 30 percent to 9 billion people by 2050. If the agricultural sector is to provide sufficient output to feed this soaring population, it will need to take a giant leap forward. The extra demand will already make itself felt in the near future, with sharply increasing trade volumes for agricultural products. At the same time though, on the supply side, the amount of available fertile land is dwindling, not only because of the continuing spread of residential and industrial areas, combined with their respective transport routes,but also as a result of the climate-induced decline of useable agricultural land, particularly in the southern hemisphere. Secondly, the luxury market has a number “premium brand” funds invested, as the name suggests, in the world’s top brands, from Gucci to Rolex, and beyond. Although they may not be seeing meteoric growth in the developed markets, the emerging economies have a huge appetite for luxury goods; understandable for the newly wealthy with cash to spare. Over the recent past, the vast majority of the premium-brand companies confirmed that the emerging markets’ desire for luxury goods remains strong. Although there has been a recent slowdown, China is clearly the most significant of the newer buyers in the region. Nonetheless, demand is on the increase in many other countries in Asia, with India posting strong growth. It may or may not be the right time to enter the markets in the short term, even given the relatively robust statistics in both these sectors but, in our view, those looking for a “buy and hold” investment, without an income requirement for the next five years or more, could do a lot worse than take these sectors into consideration. 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

Land Prices Are Still On the Move! I can remember writing in an April article back in 2006 that Pattaya’s land prices are no longer ‘Dirt Cheap’! Even though land prices had already gone up considerably over the couple of years leading up to 2006, many local and foreign speculators were banking on land prices becoming even more expensive—rising sharply during the year 2007. Little did they know at that time that the world economic crisis was just around the corner, and you would have thought that was the end of Thailand’s ‘Dream Run’ on escalating land prices. But did we see land prices go down? No! Did we see land prices level out? No! In fact, land prices haven’t missed a beat over the last 12 years and all indications are that prices will continue going up! We have seen housing development go up and down and go east and now south. We have seen the condo market go from large luxury sizes to very small units. We have seen the hospitality sector first going through a phase of serviced apartments and then into a full-blown hotel boom. We have seen buyers plunking down the British pound (from 2003 to 2008), and then it was the Thai baht, and the Russian ruble, and now we are seeing cash-ready mainland Chinese with lots of yuan to invest in residential properties and hotels/ resorts. This great rise in foreign investment and vacant land pricing over the past decade or more has occurred in spite of the civil disturbances, red shirts/ yellow shirts, SARS, terrorists in the south, massive flooding, military coup and take over and even the tsunami! In fact, not even our recent new-construction condo dilemma has had any effect at all on the area’s land prices; they just keep going up! These major events have given way to an even more powerful influence…the strategic planning

and financial support being made by the Thai government within the Pattaya-Eastern Seaboard area’s industrial and tourism sector, which is teeming with signs of progress. The modern Suvarnabhumi Airport is ten times larger than Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport, only an hour plus from Pattaya, and it is one of the larger airports in the world. Suvarnabhumi, having been open now for almost ten years, is a fabulous addition to an already thriving tourist business, and it is a sure bet to continue bringing in larger and larger numbers of tourists and increased interest in the Pattaya-Eastern Seaboard area. Now we also have the new U-Tapao International Airport south of Pattaya, which is scheduled to bring in an even greater number of international travelers. Three Polo Clubs, the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, a huge, 100-rai water park at Silverlake and a queue is forming of the most respected international hotels poised to move in to grace our beachfronts—not to mention two mega high-rise hotel-condominium complex developments scheduled to be built in Na Jomtien—are just a few of the many dynamic happenings in our area that insure our Eastern Seaboard’s sound future. Does the presence of these world-class accommodations, entertainment venues and tourist destinations have an effect on real estate and land prices in the area? Absolutely! So, whether you are a homebuyer considering a small plot on which to build your dream home, or a serious developer looking to purchase a large beachfront parcel for a luxury condominium or housing project… you might strongly consider buying now! In fact, I can tell you there are more land investment funds and purchasers surveying the Eastern Seaboard now than at any time in the last 25 or more years. Why now? The masses

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

worldwide—including Thailand—do not have nearly as much disposable income as they had during past years, but don’t be naïve thinking that money has disappeared...as it certainly has not. No, all that disposable income has been transferred into the hands of the financial elite; that is just as true here in Thailand as it is in the rest of the world. Assuming you had received this abundance of new wealth (cash money!) in today’s financial scenario, would you put your money in the bank…absolutely not! Voila! Land is looking very attractive and the numbers of sales and potential buyers are incredible right now. Looking back just a few years in and around the greater Pattaya area will help you understand how land prices have arrived at this point…and just where they are heading. Today in the Jomtien Beach area, there are a couple 10 to 25 rai land parcels on Jomtien Beach Road priced for sale at 70 to 80 million baht a rai, with a couple small (less than a rai) parcels in the busiest part of Jomtien Beach’s Soi 1 and 2 beachfront area selling at prices based upon a 100 million baht a rai. Back in 2011, a 19-rai parcel directly on Jomtien Beach Road sold for about 25 million baht per rai—more than double their 2006 price—and we are already seeing much higher asking prices (tripled!) because, quite frankly, we are running out of beachfront land parcels! Going south from Pattaya along the sea and in the interior such as Huay Yai and Na Jomtien is where so much development has begun. Several luxury housing developments featuring beachfront homes are priced as high as 128 million baht (Baan Talay Thewa). That’s more than US $3 million! As a result of developments like this, there is purchasing and building activity all the way down to the Bangsaray

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.

Beach area and up into the Bangsarey Hills. Land parcel prices have risen in the Na Jomtien-Bangsaray Beach area and at a good rate of increase as well, with very few beachfront land plots still available. There are two Na Jomtien Beachfront land parcels, 59 and 60 rai each, from the beach to the Sukhumvit Highway for sale in the range of 35 to 37 million baht per rai. These large beachfront land parcels are definitely on the move and selling now, with a 59-rai beachfront to Sukhumvit Highway land parcel having sold recently next to Ambassador City, and a massive 149-rai land parcel with 80 meters on the Bangsaray beachfront to the Sukhumvit Highway having just sold. Another outstanding area to watch very closely is just east of Bangsaray Beach, the Buraran Hills and on to Buddha Mountain and the Silver Lake Vineyards and Winery, which are leading the way to unprecedented growth. Gorgeous sea-view properties in the Bangsarey Hills area that were selling as low as 250,000 baht per rai around 1997 started their rise to about 350,000 baht

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

in 2003, 600,000 baht in 2004, and by April 2006 as high as 1 to 1.5 million baht, and in 2011 for about 2 to 2.5 million baht a rai—doubling or tripling every couple of years. Prices are even higher today with one-rai plots now selling in the Bangsarey Hills and Silverlake areas for around 3 to 6 million baht depending on the number of rai in the parcel. Yes land prices in Pattaya and surrounding areas have not stopped climbing for a single minute with the Na Jomtien, Bangsaray, Buraran Hills and Silverlake areas being the current great success stories here on the Eastern Seaboard. They are definitely areas to keep an eye on before prices just go out of sight. In spite of everything from the tsunami to Thailand’s recent military takeover, the PattayaEastern Seaboard area is enjoying unprecedented increases in land prices, and everything points to continued robust interest from abroad, making foreign investment in vacant land extremely attractive. Yes, land prices are definitely ‘On the Move’ and Pattaya’s land prices are no longer ‘Dirt Cheap’! Now that’s an investment you can bet on!

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 including 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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Apex Development completes Mövenpick Pattaya project and top professionals from sectors of the real estate industry, including developers, architects, interior designers and construction professionals. Those developments shortlisted for the 2015 awards represent the best properties and developers in Thailand’s dynamic real estate market. Mövenpick Residences and Pool Villas Pattaya’s criteria for winning the Best Luxury Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard) category included design and amenities, location, value for money, use of space, construction and materials, unique selling points, state of completion and sales success. “It’s an honor to receive this award and that our company’s efforts have been validated by a prestigious peer-attended awards process,” said Pongphan Sampawakoop, chairman, Apex Development PCL. Apex Development PCL is a Thailand property development company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has made its first foray into the popular destination of Pattaya by securing four new contracts to manage 695 apartment units. Lee Chee Koon, Ascott’s chief executive officer, said, “Ascott has been expanding beyond the capital cities to other areas with significant growth opportunities for serviced residences. Pattaya is a major city in Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard region with many multinational companies and also a popular tourist destination.” The new management contracts in Pattaya will strengthen Ascott’s position as the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Thailand. The four new properties in Thailand – Citadines North Pattaya, Citadines Central Pattaya, Citadines Jomtien Beach Pattaya and Somerset Wong Amat Beach Pattaya – will be

Citadines North Pattaya ready to welcome guests from 2018. The four new properties in Pattaya will cater to different segments of corporate and leisure travellers and they signal Ascott’s expansion into its third city in Thailand after Bangkok and Sri Racha. The 300-unit Citadines North Pattaya will appeal to corporate travellers from the nearby major industrial estates for automobile, shipping and metal companies while visitors who enjoy Pattaya’s bustling nightlife options will appreciate the prime location of the 150-unit

Citadines Central Pattaya. The 95unit Citadines Jomtien Beach Pattaya will host expatriates working at the nearby industrial estate in Rayong as well as leisure travellers at the popular Jomtien beach. In the luxury resort and residential area, the 150-unit Somerset Wong Amat Beach Pattaya will cater to corporate guests on extended stay and travellers with families looking for exclusivity and tranquillity, offering a nice sea view from the serviced residence.


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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 from the beach. Has a 3 year renewable lease. For Sale Leasehold: 300,000 and rent of 25,000 Bt per month and NO KEY MONEY. Website Ref: BUSS051. 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

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Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from a minimum 700,000 up to a maximum of 50 Million Baht through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised

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valuation of your asset. The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.   Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. (ptmsp-kp0615)New Storages & Warehouses & Lockers for Rent. Short/ Long Term okay. Located in South Pattaya. Start from 600BHT/Month! Call 081 107 1717 www. WonderStorage.com Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PA C C o . , L t d . C a n renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai

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(pta-tk0008)Do you want to Study Thai Language or Thai Culture in Fun & Easy Way? Come to Thankful Knowledge Learning Center. Learn with the native professional teachers. Affordable price & friendly environment call 038 373 175 or 038 416 493. We speak Thai, English, German & Deutsch.

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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


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

Contact Allan Ottesen on 085-697-8245

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(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) 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)

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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Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4516)

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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

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(ptmhfr-h0715) OCCASION: Beautiful To w n h o u s e ( S o u t h Pattaya). 2 minutes to city or beach, peaceful and green environment, superbly fully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 televisions, ADSL, 4 aircondition, garage. Contact: 092 647 1521

Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4606) T h e Aw a r d Wi n n i n g Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6483) Bangsaray Beach Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/200 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5961) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm./133 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5025) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/125 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and

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081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6902) Nice Rental Home in Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 400 Sqm/600 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5230) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes

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Condos for Sale

View Talay Building 1B, 13 th Floor Jomtien Side for Lovely Sea Views. 32 sqm studio just been decorated, nice big Euro kitchen, fridge freezer, all matching furniture, big screen TV, new A/C. This condominium is located right near the main Jomtien to Pattaya Road. Ideal for buses and taxis and ideal for renting. Nice big swimming pool, bars and shops. Don’t miss it! For only 1,450,000 baht. In foreign name. Call: 084 529 9939


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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:

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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 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

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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.pattayajomtien-property.com View Talay Residence These ever popular modern low rise buildings are ideally located just 150m from Jomtien Beach and 75m from the Night Plaza and fresh food market. This 55 sqm studio really is one of the best value for money studios we have offered. Stylishly furnished throughout, spacious living area with built-in wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, large European kitchen, large balcony overlooking the communal pool, sauna, 24/7 security and close to all amenities and taxis. For Sale: 3.2m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS885. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com


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Condos for Rent

(ptmcfr-j1415)Private seaview apartments; beachfront or city location; weekly/ monthly; from 330 THB/night; 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)

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The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/ Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6896) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5338) View Talay Residence Ideally located 100m from the new Jomtien Night Plaza and 150m from Jomtien Beach, this spacious high floor corner unit with pool and sea views offering 1 large bedroom with 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

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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 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 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 Social Learning is Vitally Important in Schools

by Gordon Yates

There are many relevant theories on education and how children learn. Many of the theorists that have been studied include Piaget, Bruner and Erikson. The theorist that I will be concentrating on in this article is the social theorist Vygotsky. The reason for concentrating on this theorist is that Vygotsky included the social environment in which the student is immersed as a means by which the student learns. Lev Vygotsksy lived for the first half of the 20th century in the USSR. As a psychologist, he studied social interaction as a major determinant of human development. Children are surrounded by social interaction. They are constantly in contact with parents, teachers, siblings, peers, friends and other members of the community. Parents and teachers are important because they read to them, explain points and hold conversations. Friends and peers also encourage conversation and discussion. Learning commences in the social world. Children learn language and ways of thinking from other people. Children can form schemata (Piaget) from what other people have said into dialogue once they have assimilated and made sense of what the other person has said. It is in the assimilation of new knowledge into the existing schemata that children learn new material. Vygotsky posited that there is an imbalance occurring

when they cannot naturally assimilate the new knowledge into their existing schemata or knowledge base. Vygotsksy came up with the term ‘zone of proximal development’ to indicate the boundary area where on one side, children can cope independently with particular knowledge and skills but beyond that boundary, the children need adult assistance. What this means in practice is that children can cope with new learning if they can assimilate it into what they already know. Different students assimilate knowledge in different ways. This can be shown by Garner’s multiple intelligence theory: some students learn new material by reading, writing, yet others by using physical media such as art materials or music. If the student cannot assimilate the new knowledge by themselves, then adult assistance is required. The adults could include the parents of the child, other family members or even the teachers in the school at which the student is undertaking formal learning. This has an important application in how the teacher

teaches the material that should be covered in the curriculum. The teacher may introduce new learning material and the students can accomplish the associated tasks of the new learning material, if they are given adult (teacher) assistance to get them past the zone of proximal development. In practice, the teachers should provide instruction at a level just above the student’s independent level of functioning but not too high to make the learning frustrating for the student. Teachers should teach the next step in a learning scheme based on what the students already know. As an example, let’s look at teaching a new concept in mathematics. Perhaps the students already have knowledge of how to multiply three-digit numbers with two-digit numbers. A credible next step the teacher can introduce would be to include multiplying threedigit number multiplications to two-digit multiplication with decimal numbers introduced. If the students know methodologies on how to multiply integers together, then the multiplication of

numbers with decimals would be the logical next step. This ties in with the concept of scaffolded learning. The teacher provides initial support in the student’s efforts to solve a new problem or master a new skill. Gradually, the student can become more confident in their ability to solve the new skill and would be able to do the task more independently. The key here is that a human or adult is available to provide the scaffolding. This has implications for why schooling is vitally important to the learning of a child. In today’s world, where students have unprecedented access to computer technology and a wealth of reading materials available, students will always require human contact in order to fully engage and learn new material. Schools filled with people will always be relevant in the future. Gordon Yates is the Middle School Mathematics teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

Vietnam Visit for GIS Student Leaders by Praw Brander

Four Prefects from Garden International School have attended a special student leaders' conference in Vietnam. The Prefects – Aakshi, Yukta, Berenice and Praw – went to the 2015 FOBISIA Student Leadership Conference hosted by the British International School (BIS) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. FOBISIA is the Federation of British International Schools in Asia. It proved to be an awesome experience, with inspiring guest speakers, participation in collaborative activities – and great food. And yes, we were tired at the end of it all, but we were also full of great leadership initiatives ready to be shared with GIS students. On September 17, the GIS group travelled to Ho Chi Minh City and stayed at the 4-star Hotel Equatorial. More than 10 international schools around Asia came to the conference. The two-day conference allowed everyone to explore the role of ethical leadership and it was

a good opportunity for the students to share information about their schools’ leadership systems and discuss the challenges and opportunities as student leaders. Students also had the chance to gain a taste of Ho Chi Minh City on the Friday evening when we visited the AO show

at the Saigon Opera House; the show is based on the traditional lives of the Vietnamese people. After the show, we had dinner at Nha Hang Ngon. We were very sad to be leaving Vietnam the next day but we were excited to be coming back with lots of ideas to improve our school.

Top in Thailand! by Mark Beales

Jun Beom Arjit Two students from Garden International School (GIS) have been recognised by Cambridge International Examinations for their outstanding IGCSE results. Arjit Verma was named as Top in Thailand for three subjects: Coordinated Science, Geography and World Literature. In total Arjit was awarded 9 IGCSEs, all with A*s. For every subject, Arjit scored more than 90 percent. What is particularly impressive is that Arjit’s awards come in three different areas: Literature, Humanities and Science. Meanwhile, Jun Beom Chi was given Top in Thailand for IGCSE Music. What is even more remarkable is that his sister, Sarah, gained the same Top in Thailand award for

IGCSE Music two years ago. Sarah went on to gain 41 points for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which put her in the top three percent of students in the world. She is now studying at the worldfamous UCLA in the USA. When Jun Beom came to GIS from Korea in Year 6 he had almost no English, but through his hard work and the efforts of teachers, he soon dramatically improved. IGCSE Coordinator Mr Stokes said, “This is an incredible achievement for both students. It demonstrates the incredible talents and dedication of our students – and the hard work put in by teachers to achieve this level of academic excellence across a range of subjects.” Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.


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You & Your Pets How to ‘Treat’ your best friend Pet shops, supermarkets and other retailers in and around Pattaya offer a wide variety of tasty treats for cats and dogs. And while most may be tasty, not all are treats. In the same way that it’s a good idea to check package labels before buying human food, it’s important to be aware of the contents of pet treats. Don’t simply accept marketing slogans such as "healthy," "natural," "premium," and so forth. Read the label and evaluate the list of ingredients. If it isn’t on the package or if it is written in a language you do not read (let’s say Thai, for example), research the product online. In general, avoid anything containing milk and milk products, onions, garlic, and excessive sodium, sugar, fat, grains, and raw meat, eggs and bones. If your pet enjoys consuming a small amount of people food as a treat and she handles it well, the following can be safe: l Carrot sticks l Cucumber slices l Zucchini slices l Apple slices (without seeds) l Cooked lean meats l Baked potatoes (no unripe potatoes or potato plants) l Bread (no raisin bread, no uncooked bread dough) l Unsalted pretzels l Bananas l Unsalted almonds l Plain, cooked pasta

When feeding treats to your dog or cat, make sure to cut them into easily chewable pieces. Also, treats should be given in moderation, usually making up no more than 5 to10 percent of a pet’s daily caloric intake. The rest of the calories are best furnished from high-quality, nutritionally- complete pet foods intended specifically for your pet's life stage and lifestyle. Never give your pets grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts, avocado, yeast dough, caffeine, alcohol or chocolate. Remember too, the treat your cat or dog probably likes best is time with you. Making time daily to play with your pet helps them bond with you, keeps them fit, and averts boredom. So drag string, throw a ball, and give them what they're hungry for: lots of praise and love from you.

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

Becks

This handsome ginger boy came to us with his lookalike sister "Posh" who has already found a loving new home. He is a very playful and friendly chap who is a little shy with strangers at first, but once he gets to know you he will give you lots of purrs and cuddles.

Precious

This lovely young cat had a bad start to her life when she was hit by a car. She has spinal damage and cannot walk. She can however scoot around quite easily but only on a nice tiled floor so that her legs are safe from damage. Her new owner will have to change her nappy four times a day but has no other special needs.

Oscar

This handsome boy was rescued from Central Pattaya: he had pneumonia and cat flu but made a full recovery. Sadly he has also tested positive for both FIV and FeLV so will have to be an indoor boy and cannot mix with other cats. Oscar is not sick and is expected to live a normal life with regular check-ups.

You’re probably 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.

Skipping Flea Medicine If you skip your pets' flea medicine they aren't the only ones who may pay the price. Fleas will quickly set up shop on untreated pets, particularly at this time of year, and fill your house with their eggs and young. Some people wind up covered in itchy sores. Fleas can also transmit serious diseases to people including bubonic plague. Ask your vet about long-term flea medication and put a routine reminder on your calendar.

Ginger Nutz

This happy, healthy-looking, big ginger boy has been with us for what seems to be ages. Sadly he is such a big boy now he is not usually on the normal "shopping list" of the average adopter who may choose his younger friends before him. Shy when first meeting you, he quickly makes friends with anyone willing to spend a few minutes with him.

Cat Corner Tip Cats May Love Too Much

While many parts of Europe and North America consider the black cat a sign of bad luck, in Great Britain and Australia, black cats are considered lucky.

Going to the Dogs...

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made. ~ M. Acklam

Behavior experts confirm that some cats really do experience separation anxiety when apart from a favorite person — and that's one reason a sweet kitty may pee on your clothes when you're at work. Other signs: the cat paces, vocalizes, or blocks the owner's path to the door. Left alone, she may vomit or be too worried to eat. For cats who love too much, behavior therapy can help — along with anti-anxiety medications for severely affected cats.


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Our Community Hilton Pattaya supports community and environmental program Hilton Pattaya in cooperation with the international non-governmental organization World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) implemented the Zero Waste Project in Noen Tang Rod Fai district, Pattaya by supporting the community with containers and biological inoculum for making EM (effective microorganism) liquid. Hilton Pattaya’s Director of Human Resources Montree Sattham said, “We are so glad to be a part of this project and to help support the community. We are supporting and providing advice on very simple actions about recycling from wet waste (biodegradable), which aims to address waste management in the area by working with the community to collect and manage their household

wastes. And we believe this EM liquid will support sustainable practices in farming, improve composting

operations, efficiency of wastewater treatment plants in the community.” “Our goal is to build more environmentally conscious society and to show how the profit can be generated from this waste; less of it will be thrown away, thereby reducing pressure on the city’s waste management system.” Photo shows Montree Sattham (4th from left), director of Human Resources of Hilton Pattaya, and Pattaya City Council member Rattanachai Suttidechanai (6th from left) together with the community leaders and hotel’s blue energy team.

Billabong Golf Bar donates to Khao Bi Sri As happens every day at the Billabong Golf Bar Bob Philp has a few cold beers with friends that pop in for a chat about golf, rugby or cricket, but on this occasion the conversation turned to Scott Qua and his daughter, Kelly, and how it would be a good idea to have a charity golf day to support children with special needs. We have all heard the saying ‘oak trees from acorns grow’, well a similar situation occurred on June 30 for what started as a casual conversation turned into a huge success with more than 550,000 baht being raised. Thanks must go to the 132 golfers that supported this event but a special thanks to the sponsors who were so generous in their support. The winners of the golf were

Andrew Scaiffe and Charlie Brown but the real winners were the children with special needs. Situated along the 331 close to the junction with the 332, Khao Bi Sri Centre is a home for children from the age of 6 that have various ailments which include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and learning difficulties generally. Boonchu Muangmaitong (Khun Chu) has run the centre from the outset and has dedicated her life to helping children with learning difficulties teaching them to read, write, use computers and to develop their artistic skills. Some time ago, she was so frustrated with the lack of help from the Education Authority that she gave a rai of land to

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

by William Macey

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

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

038 422 290 Celebrate Mass in the chapel built by Fr. Ray Brennan

them on the understanding that it was to be used for the welfare of the children. Many of these children need 24/7 care and attention and the demand for help from families that have a child with special needs, is such that expansion has been a necessity. Jesters Care For Kids, the Thai Navy, PTT and others have assisted in this aim and she now has 140 children with 100 being resident. When you meet one of these children, you will find them friendly, loving and unafraid to have close contact with those they meet. It is indeed a pleasure to spend time with them. The children have very few personal items but what they have are guarded and treasured at all times. When we spoke to Khun Chu about what was

needed, her reply was simple, lockers for the children to use to keep their personal items safe and in one place to give them a sense of independence. A simple request which was readily agreed to by the Billabong committee. The 30 lockers are in bright, cheerful colours and the individuals name will be on each one. Khao Bi Sri is just one area of concern for us and further donations will be made shortly but plans are already underway for next year’s event so if you would like to sponsor a hole, make a contribution of cash, clothes, toys at any time or perhaps an appropriate item that could be auctioned on the day, contact Bob Philp at the Billabong on 082 204 3411 or William Macey on 086 152 2754.


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Local Sports Thongchai Jaidee triumphs at the RACE REPORT first Porsche European Open Disappointment for Stuvik in Sochi Thongchai Jaidee is the first winner of the Porsche European Open in Bad Griesbach, Germany. Top of the leaderboard at the start of the day, the Thai kept his nerves in the neck-and-neck race to card a round of 67 and finish 17 under par and one shot better than Englishman Graeme Storm. Bernhard Maier, Porsche AG Board Member Sales and Marketing, presented the winner’s trophy to the delighted victor who will be taking home 333,330 euro prize money after

securing his first win on this year’s European Tour. “Apart from the weather, I love Germany,” said Jaidee who

went on to thank his German coach Peter Wolfenstetter. The Bavarian has been working with the Thai for the last 12

years and was at his side all week. “I was nevertheless very nervous before the final putt,” admitted the winner.

PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society Round 7 of the GP3 Series took place at the modern Sochi circuit, close to the Sochi Olympic Park that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Russia on October 9-11. Sandy, as usual, races for Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand, and the Sports Authority of Thailand. Qualifying: Sandy – 18th 1:56.976 / Ocon – 1st 1:53.921

The GP3 qualifying took place on a damp and drying track on Saturday morning, Stuvik ran too long on his first set of tires and could not make the most of his second set. "It was a bad session, I should've changed tires earlier but I missed the radio call from my engineer due to some radio interference at the time," said the Thai driver.

Allidi wins on countback! After some heavy rain the evening before I had a few calls enquiring if the game was still on and after a phone call to the course at around 7 am, it was confirmed that the course was playable. With a full bus we headed north out of Pattaya and arrived at Bangpra Golf Course 43 minutes later where we found it to be quite busy. With a later tee time of 10:42 am, it gave us plenty of time to have a practice putt and other preparation and with overcast skies and fairly humid conditions our first of three groups teed

NTP 8th – John Pierrel 12th – John Pierrel LFP 18th – Stave Truelove Dipty & Bent triumph in the monthly! With many people away on golf trips and a very busy week of golf promotional days we were quite happy to get 34 players to participate in Phantom Golf Cup No. 5. Once again with an eye on the skies we made our way to Greenwood

Bent Larsen

Race 1: Sandy – 16th / Ghiotto – 1st The first race of the weekend for the GP3 Series was cancelled on Saturday due to the heavy crash of Carlos Sainz, thankfully he was okay but the barrier required repairs before the Formula 1 qualifying and GP3 was thus suspended. However, the organisation then rescheduled for two races on Sunday morning. Stuvik got a good start but failed to make use of the first lap and fell back the field, after an eventful race he finished 16th. "Just couldn't make use of that first lap and it put me on the back foot for the rest of the race," said Sandy. Race 2: Sandy – 17th / Eriksson – 1st After almost a carbon copy of Race 1, Sandy again did not get to grips with the circuit and couldn't use the first lap to his advantage. "This was probably one of my worst races ever, now we're working hard to improve for Bahrain where I will give everything to be back in the points." The next race will take place at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain on November 19-21.

Date Nov 19-21 Nov 27-29

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

Remark Round 8 Round 9

Mike Allidi

off 10 minutes ahead of our scheduled time. The course was naturally quite wet but very playable as mark, lift, clean and place through the greens was allowed on the day. The greens did not seem to be affected however and were their usual slick self, so three putts were plentiful for many golfers. The going was slow at first with some other society in front of us but it seemed to quicken up as the round went on and we completed our enjoyable, rainfree round in 4 hours and 25 minutes. With two golfers scoring 35 points, a countback was necessary which saw Mike Allidi (18-point back nine) finish in first place from your writer Peter “Blacky” Blackburn (17-point back nine) in second spot and big Steve Truelove was third with 32 points. Results: 1st – Mike Allidi (3) – 35 points 2nd – Peter Blackburn (14) – 35 points 3rd – Steve Truelove (6) – 32 points

in two minivans and although overcast it was looking good for a rain-free day. Our first scheduled tee time was 9:30 am and our first group hit off a couple of minutes before that on a humid morning with very little wind. The golf course was wet in parts so it was preferred lies on the fairways and first cut and there were many instances of deeply plugged balls but at least we were playing golf! The greens were in very good shape however, although a touch slow, but all in all everyone got around with no major problems and the average time for the round was a little over four hours. We had two flights with A flight for handicaps 0 to 19 and B flight for golfers with handicaps of 20 to 36 and there were five places in each flight. There were also technical prizes for both flights on 12 of the holes. Dipty Narongsak was the winner of A flight with 38 points and with six golfers on 36 points it meant a countback for the remaining four places. Mike Allidi (19-point back nine, 13 points on the last 6 holes and 7 points on the last 3 holes) finished in second place from Dave Edwards (19-point back nine, 13 points on the last 6 holes and 5 points on the

by Peter Blackburn

last 3 holes) who finished in third place. Campbell Smith (18-point back nine and 13 points on the last 6 holes) came fourth and Jack Grindvold (18-point back nine and 12 points on the last 6 holes) finished in fifth place. Colin Davis (17-point back nine and 14 points on the last 6 holes) and Bob Watson (17-point back nine and 11 points on the last 6 holes) just missed out. With by far the best score of the day it was Bent Larsen who easily won the B flight with a magnificent 44 points and John Tallett was second on 37 points with Barry Elphick third having 34 points. Another countback was needed to decide fourth and fifth place with two golfers on 33 points; it was Larry Gibb (17-point back nine) who grabbed fourth spot from Tony Cook (15-point back nine) in fifth place. It had been another fine monthly tournament with a great buffet meal back at the Phantom Bar. Thanks to Alex from the Dania Hotel for that and also many thanks to Christian Boysen of the Phantom Bar for sponsoring the event. Next month’s tournament will be at Mountain Shadow on Wednesday, November 4. Results: A Flight – 0 to 19 1st – Dipty Narongsak (13) – 38 points 2nd – Mike Allidi (3) – 36 points 3rd – Dave Edwards (11) – 36 points 4th – Campbell Smith (12) – 36 points 5th – Jack Grinvold (3) – 36 points B Flight – 20 to 36 1st – Bent Larsen (36) – 44 points 2nd – John Tallett (25) – 37 points 3rd – Barry Elphick (23) – 34 points 4th – Larry Gibb (20) – 33 points 5th–Tony Cook (26) – 33 points 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. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7:30 onwards. For bookings or more information, contact Peter on 080 635 1386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@gmail.com.


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Local Sports Three Amigos play with one coming up “Cross Trumps”! by James Olsen Two buses left The Growling Swan a little earlier than the scheduled 8:30 am departure time and all golfers were keen as ever to get to The Plantation Course (Pattavia) as it is a favorite of The Growling Swan golfers. As buses were full, Brad Todd and Peter Grey travelled up the highway with JJ Harney; reports are that the land speed record was shattered. The trip generally takes an hour to an hour and ten, their trip 40 to 45 minutes. Not to be out done, I believe that the trip home was a quicker journey as Mario Andretty was determined to beat the first bus back that left 25 minutes prior to the car. The weather was as good as one could hope for at this time of the year with over cast skies keeping the temperatures cool, but there was always the

threat of rain. We got through dry with the rain falling as the last group hit the showers. The course was in good nick as usual with the greens true but quite fast and tricky. Just ask Dobbsy as he found out on the 2nd green! Three putts were not uncommon on the day. Rob Cross took the chocolates from JJ Harney who took out second (on countback) from Mikito Homma coming in 3rd. Results 1st Rob Cross (28) 37 points 2nd JJ Harney (12) 35 points 3rd Mikito Homma (18) 35 points 4th Jerry Dobbs (24) 34 points 5th Kevin Waycott (8) 33 points

From L-R: Peter McDonald, Rocky Lawson and winner Rob Cross NTPs 4th hole – Kevin Waycott 7th hole – Jerry Dobbs 13th hole – Mike Gosden 17th hole – Graham Rice LFP 9th hole – Rocky Lawson 18th hole – Peter McDonald Our host, Peter Grey, welcomed back Mikito Homma from the UK. With a farewell to JJ Harney heading back to Ireland. The Growling Swan is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male and female, to have a hit on any of our weekly outings. We

Dick Warberg conquers Pattana

Dick Warberg shows his winning smile at Pattana

Greetings, golfers. This Friday the Tropical Golfers treated themselves to a visit to Pattana golf course. Not that expensive of a treat because coupons made this course reasonably affordable, but we don't get to play there enough. It was drizzling with dark skies as the hopefuls met for coffee and breakfast, and a couple of little faith decided to cancel for fear of the weather. Mistake. Pattana is a first-class venue all around. Locker rooms, staff, and certainly the golf course are all excellent. Despite overcast skies and a slight 10-minute drizzle that

generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 086 150 3086. Lawn Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs The GS on Sundays at 10 am to play 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 about 400 baht, so great value for a day out!

by Derek Brook didn't even stop play, it was good golf weather. We got round the course in good time and gathered in the fine restaurant area to go over the results. It was all very close, but when the counting was done Dick Warberg (hcp 19) sneaked into first place with a respectable 34 points on a multi-step countback. It’s good to see the organizer get something back for his efforts. Ted Morris (15) took second place honors also with 34 points. Rounding out the announcements was John Pierrel (13) with 33 points. A good time was had by all.

McHugh’s Magnificent Medal! by Steve Ellison 1st – John McHugh (14) net 69 2nd – Rod Black (15) net 70 T-3rd – Robbie Taylor (13) net 72 T-3rd – Peter Rogers (21) net 72 T-3rd – Al Marumoto (10) net 72 Hard to believe, but it is already time for our monthly medal again. I think everyone agrees that it is great to have Phoenix back on board and with free carts on Tuesdays it makes for quite the bargain. A few clouds were about but the forecast looked good so off we went with our 24 lads on board to tackle the Mountain and Ocean links. A bit of a disappointment to find both practice putting greens closed for renovations. I guess this is something we will have to deal with as they go ahead with these course improvements that in time should make this track one of the best around. I hear the Lake nine is right on schedule and will be open at the end of the year so that certainly is some good news. It’s like that motorway sign “Temporary Inconvenience, Permanent Improvement”. A trio stood on the smallest step of

a crowded podium as Robbie Taylor, Peter Rogers and Al Marumoto all turned in respectable cards of net 72 for joint third place. Al is already heading back to Hawaii, so see you in a few months buddy! The next step higher found Rod Black on his own with a net 70 for sole second place, just one shot out. Best score went to TGC partner John McHugh who, after eight years of trying, has finally bagged his first monthly medal and Antigua golf shirt! Johnny has come so close so many times that he actually does deserve this win. After two weeks of grueling golf in Scotland where he turned in many cards over 90, a handicap of 14 was his number for this outing. After a mediocre first nine, McHugh bounced back with a couple of “as seen on TV” style birdies to dominate the receptive back nine. On in two on the par-5, 18th hole, McHugh just missed his eagle putt for an easy tap in birdie to finish the day. It must be nice to get back home and not have to play in 30 mph wind conditions. Good goin’

Capt. Phil with Sept. Monthly Medal winner John McHugh partner… and thanks for that bell ringin’ back at The Club! 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!


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This & That

How To Rebuild Trust In A Marriage (After It’s Been Damaged)

by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com

When you get married, you are giving your heart to another person, trusting that he is going to take care of it. We have the expectation that our spouse will always be the one person we can rely on. That’s why it’s so devastating when a partner lies, breaks promises, or cheats. But trust that has been broken can be rebuilt. It can be difficult, but if you still love him – and if you both want to save your marriage – these five steps can help make it work: 1. Have Patience

The top 10 most competitive economies A failure to embrace long-term structural reforms that boost productivity and free up entrepreneurial talent is harming the global economy’s ability to improve living standards, solve persistently high unemployment and generate adequate resilience for future economic downturns, according to The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016. The report is an annual assessment of the factors driving productivity and prosperity in 140 countries. The 12 factors that drive competitiveness are: institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, health and primary education, higher education and training, goods market efficiency, labour market efficiency, financial market development, technological readiness, market size, business sophistication, and innovation.This year’s edition found a correlation between highly competitive countries and those that have either withstood the global economic crisis or made a swift recovery from it. The failure, particularly by emerging markets, to improve competitiveness since the recession suggests future shocks to the global economy could have deep and protracted consequences. The report’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) also finds a close link between competitiveness and an economy’s ability to nurture, attract, leverage and support talent. The top-ranking countries all fare well in this regard. But in many countries, too few people have access to high-quality education and training, and labour markets are not flexible enough.

3. Be Who You Promised To Be Your marriage vows promise to be there “for better, for worse” – well, this is one of the “for worse” parts it was talking about. You made the commitment to stick with your spouse through all the ups and downs, and not to quit when things got hard. It can be tempting to feel that your spouse has not kept up their side of the bargain by whatever they did that broke your confidence in them, but it does no good to either of you for you to hold on to your resentment. 4. Be Honest With Each Other Both partners need to admit that there is an issue if you want to start rebuilding trust. You can’t fix it if you don’t admit that it’s broken! Both partners need to be completely honest about what happened, what their actions were that led to the issue and what their feelings about it are. While it can be difficult to talk about, getting it all out in the open is often the most healing step.

Regaining your trust isn’t something that will happen overnight, especially if the transgression is particularly serious. It may only take a few days or a week to get over a small lie, especially if it’s something that hasn’t happened before. But an affair can take months or years to completely recover from. Both partners need to have patience and give the process time to happen. 2. Understand You Aren’t The First To Go Through This Even the happiest looking marriages can have trust issues, and many of them have survived whatever it is that you’re going through. There are sure to be books written from the point of view of others who have dealt with the same trust issue you are. You may want to join a support group for people with unfaithful spouses, or even go to a counselor who can help walk you through the steps of rebuilding trust.

5. Avoid Placing Blame First place in the GCI rankings, for the seventh consecutive year, goes to Switzerland. Its strong performance in all 12 pillars of the index explains its remarkable resilience throughout the crisis and subsequent shocks. Singapore remains in 2nd place and the United States 3rd. Germany improves by one place to 4th and the Netherlands returns to the 5th place it held three years ago. Japan (6th) and Hong Kong SAR (7th) follow, both stable. Finland falls to 8th place – its lowest position ever – followed by Sweden (9th). The United Kingdom rounds up the top 10 of the most competitive economies in the world.

It’s perfectly natural to hold on to your hurt and anger; and it can be very hard not to throw it back in your spouse’s face every time an argument or disagreement arises. But each time you do, it rips the scab off the pain and slows down the healing. Statements like “I told you so” do nothing to help build trust; in fact, they do the opposite. It’s a prideful statement that belittles your spouse and does not foster healing. Be consistent in your actions, do the best you can to forgive, even if you can’t forget. Truly forgiving is the real secret to rebuilding your trust. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com.

Among emerging and developing Asian economies, the competitiveness trends are mostly positive, despite the many challenges and profound intra-regional disparities. While China and most of the Southeast Asian countries performing well, the South Asian countries and Mongolia (104th) continue to lag behind. The five largest members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Malaysia (18th, up two), Thailand (32nd, down one), Indonesia (37th, down three), the Philippines (47th, up five) and Vietnam (56th, up 12) – all rank in the top half of the overall GCI rankings.


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