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Crisis on Koh Larn

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ourist congestion on Koh Larn, situated just 7.5 km from Pattaya, has climbed to alarming proportions. The number of daily arrivals has now reached 7,000 with upwards of 10,000 on weekends, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The problem is that the flocking visitors leave behind tonnes of rotting rubbish which existing services on the island are unable to clear away properly. The casual visitor sees a picture-postcard destination of rolling hills, clear waters and white sand beaches, but there are huge piles of debris in the less-populated centre of the island. The tourists generate about 30 tonnes of solid waste but the city authorities cannot handle all of it. Pattaya City has no adequate landfill of its own and transports much of its own

waste, and that of Koh Larn, to various provincial sites. Plans exist to build a garbage recycling and separation plant by 2016. Much of the recent growth in Koh Larn arrivals is due to the phenomenal development of U-Tapao Airport which is now drawing more charter and scheduled flights to the area. There are already regular flights from the Chinese cities Nanning and Nanchang as well as from Kuala Lumpur. Thai Air Asia plans to launch daily flights from Macau, Singapore and Udon Thani later this month. This year U-Tapao authorities say they will handle 250,000 arrivals, more than double last year’s total. Chinese authorities from their embassy in Bangkok recently visited Koh Larn and expressed concerns about

the unbridled growth. Pattaya City Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said that his administration had tried to limit tourist numbers by restricting the number of ferry operators and controlling permissible passenger numbers. “But it is difficult to control the number of private boats to the island,� he cautioned. There has also been concern from Chinese authorities on the number of accidental drownings off Koh Larn, and maritime officials in Pattaya have promised to erect clearer warning signs about unescorted swimming by the elderly. The overcrowding on Koh Larn could get worse next year if and when the Russians reappear as a major force in Pattaya-bound tourism. It is estimated Continued on page 6


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Nightclub raid follows tip off

Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjanawatt led a large group of police and civic officials to Route 99, a nightclub located behind Numchai Home Electronics in Central Pattaya. They found more than 300 teenagers there, some under the age of 14, and a smaller group of adults, many of whom said they had forgotten to bring their ID cards. Police found a pack of prohibited substances and a quantity of crystal meth which

nobody claimed ownership of. A knuckleduster was discovered under a settee. Investigators had received a tip off about drugs in the night club from an informant. Owners of the establishment were charged with a variety of licensing offences and a report has been prepared for the Chonburi governor with a recommendation for a five-year closure certificate.

Money illegally withdrawn

A woman reported to police that her Krungthai ATM card at a shopping mall must have been forged as 35,000 baht was missing from her account. Supawinee Pradabkam, 38, was distressed as she had only 2,000 baht remaining and several big bills still unpaid. A bank investigation showed that the money had been withdrawn in four separate transactions on the same day. The bank agreed to block the card so that the remaining cash would be safe even as an investigation is still under way.

Even more prostitutes arrested

In the latest Beach Road roundup of female and transgender prostitutes, 100 local police arrested 50 suspects who might have been involved in cheapening Pattaya’s reputation or committing

Squid turns out to be a body A Japanese chef and his friends were surprised whilst fishing in the Bali Hai area to hook a heavy object which they took to be a large marine animal. However, on hauling in the catch, it was discovered that the haul was the dead body of a foreigner aged around 30 and possibly from the Middle East. He had been dead for about three hours and had a splint on one leg and without formal identification. There were traces of blood coming from his ears. The body has been sent for autopsy in an attempt to shed further light on the mystery.

street crimes against innocent tourists. The ages of the miscreants were in the range 18-45 and they all processed with a 100 baht fine before being released.


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Shaved ice is a winner

National wind surfing champion Eak Boonsawat has opened a store selling Koreanstyle shaved ice—an increasingly popular topping for fruit, ice cream and cheesecake. Eak, who took a bronze medal at the 2014 Inchon Games, said he had been inspired by his family’s successful restaurant. Bingsu House on Jomtien Second Road sells the shaved ice, giving a soft touch in the mouth, every day except Wednesdays. Most of the ingredients are imported from South Korea.

Holiday Inn Pattaya offers all-star menu to make meetings memorable Holiday Inn Pattaya offers meeting planners the chance to treat their business guests to an exciting new culinary experience. A team of celebrity chefs had been put together to create bespoke lunch and break menus, tailor-made to add flavor and flair to any corporate gathering. Book from now until December 31, 2015 and available until January 31, 2016. Experience a culinary treat with an exciting selection of fresh international dishes, adding flair and flavour to any business event by choosing from Sam Leong’s delicious Chinese selection, great Indian dishes from famed chef Vikas Khanna and desserts by the pastry genius Dean Brettschneider, to make the meeting something to savour. The meeting package also includes complimentary internet for meeting attendees, a discount of 10

percent on post-event drinks, earn IHG Business Rewards Global Points up to 75,000 bonus points and much more. Terms and conditions apply. For more information or meeting inquiry, call 038 725 555.

HotelQuickly expands to sevenday booking window

Booking app HotelQuickly unveiled a new, seven-day calendar for mobile users in more than 250 Asia-Pacific destinations. Two years after introducing mobile last-minute hotel booking to Asia-Pacific, HotelQuickly is expanding its 48-hour timeframe to a wider booking window in response to customer requests. Travelers in 15 countries can now use the app to score exclusive deals on rooms up to seven days before check-in. The move is aimed at offering users greater freedom in their travels. Since its launch in March 2013, the app has received more than 1.5 million downloads from travelers looking for an easy solution to last-minute booking concerns. The streamlined booking process shows users in any destination a list of the day’s best deals at three- to five-star properties. HotelQuickly’s seven-day booking calendar is now open for users in all destinations. The app is free to download on Android and iPhone devices, and is available in nine languages.


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News Prisons celebrate 100 years

Pattaya Remand Prison signed a memorandum of understanding with several local authority organizations at a merit-making ceremony held to recall the founding of the Department of Corrections whose centenary was held recently. The memorandums allowed prisoners to work in several public

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services although the prison commander’s approval is necessary for every incarcerated individual offered employment outside the prison confines. Twenty scholarships were awarded to 20 children of serving officers to help with school fees and equipment purchases.

Foreign labourers targeted

PILC’s Melbourne Cup Celebration Celebrate the most important event on Australia’s racing calendar with Pattaya International Ladies Club (PILC) on November 3, 9:30 am at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. Please book as soon as possible with infopilc@gmail.com. Pattaya Auctions Collingbourne Auctioneers’ general auctions every Saturday at 11 am. Great items to buy and sell – antiques, collectables, furniture and more. Wednesday motor auction is now temporarily closed but sell vehicles by private treaty. See www.pattaya-bid.com or contact 038 076 234.

Pattaya Bridge Club Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1pm at The Bowling Green, Soi Fuengfa (Soi X-Zyte), between Soi Buakhao and Third Road. Tel 038 720 741, 083 606 6880 (Terry) or see www.pattayabridge.com Religious services Pattaya International Church – 089 235 8912 St George’s Pattaya (Anglican) – Fr Bill 098 935 6738, 098 335 5218, revfrbillpattaya@gmail.com St Nikolaus Catholic Church Pattaya – 038 422 290-1 Redemptorist Center Chapel (Catholic) – 038 422 290 Encounter Church – 038 416 703 Clubs & Associations Pattaya International Ladies Club PILC organizes regular lunches and coffee mornings President Helle Rantsen, email: pilc262@yahoo.com

Fifty local police divided themselves into three distinct groups in a determined hunt for illegal or scam foreign labour. The first visitation occurred at the Boom Boom apartment house in Soi Nong Prue where an informer had seen suspicious activities and odd goings-on. However, there were no foreigners at the residence and local residents said a pickup truck had taken away a large group of Cambodians two

hours previously. However, the locals said they had no idea where the truck was headed although the driver seemed to be in a hurry. The hunt resumed at a house in Naklua where 9 male and 10 female manual workers were discovered. None of them could provide documentation from the Labour Office and they will be sent by immigration police to the border of their home country.

Female corpse dumped in field

Stock market worries blamed fort fatality

Rotary Club of Eastern Seaboard Meets Thursday evening at 6.30 at Siam Bayshore Hotel President Russell Iffland – 086 089 0402 Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya Meeting every Wed. 6.45 P.M. at Royal Cliff Grand Hotel President Vutikorn Kamolchote – 081 447 4152 YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center Meet as notified. President Praichit Jetapai – 083 118 5591, 038 716 316 Useful contact numbers Alcoholics Anonymous Pattaya – 084 564 8479 (English), 096 225 9564 (Russian) Pattaya Archery Club – 089 535 1193 (Eric Hearn) Pattaya City Call Center – 1337 Samaritans of Thailand – 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai) The Royal British Legion (Chonburi Thailand Branch) – bert@tropicalberts.com Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Department of Pacific Areas – 038 423 462 (Eric)

Two friends who took food to a pack of dogs in a cassava field stumbled upon a large bag which turned out to contain the decaying body of a woman who had been dead for about a month. Boonsong Srimek, 49, said he had followed one of the dogs to a corner of the field which was producing a nauseating smell. Police said the woman’s feet had been tied with white wires and she was wearing no clothes beneath the waist. Investigators are working on the theory that she was murdered elsewhere and then dumped in the remote field.

German Alexander Minor, 73, was found by security guards after apparently leaping from his apartment at a Jomtien condominium. Staff said they heard as thump near the car park and went to investigate. Police added that there was no sign of third-party intervention or responsibility but there were the pieces of a mobile phone on the floor of the room. From written records in the apartment, police are working on the theory that the deceased became depressed after financial losses on the stock market. The body was sent for autopsy and the German embassy was been informed of the death.


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News King Power supports sports Old wine new bottles The newly-appointed head of the Constitution Drafting Commission leads a team of experts to prepare a new constitution for Thailand which will be ratified (or turned down) in a plebiscite. Meechai Ruchupan is an experienced drafter of charters and is already the centre of attention both here and worldwide. Given the country’s delicate political situation, can he succeed? Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplume received 100,000 baht from duty free specialists King Power to buy outfits for players and trainers participating in the 33rd Local Administration Student Games. The main event, after qualifying rounds in Pattaya, was held in Sakaew province at the end of October.

Another DASTA initiative At Centara Grand, Police Colonel Dr Nakilatipak Saengsanit (director of the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration) and representatives from the Tourism Council of Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding for developing the Pattaya area’s products and services. In particular there will be a new marketing campaign to trumpet the many attractions of the Eastern Seaboard.

Dusit Thani Pattaya appoints new F&B manager Chatchawal Supachayanont, general manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya, has appointed Akshay Prabhakar as the new Food and Beverage manager of the 457-room hotel effective October 1, 2015. An Indian national, Akshay has more than 11 years of experience in the F&B division having worked for Kempinski Leela in India; Hilton Labriz Resort, Silhouette Island in Seychelles; Holiday Inn and Rembrandt Hotel in Bangkok. His most recent position was general manager and F&B consultant for Indian Host Company and his background includes marketing and overall hotel operations.

Thai Economic Reporters Association’s reforestation rally returns to PEACH Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) was abuzz with around 500 reporters after a car rally by the Economic Reporters Association of Thailand. This annual event, attended by some of the country’s largest newspapers, brought reporters together to raise environmental awareness and to participate in a reforestation activity at Wangchan, Rayong. The event kicked off from Bangkok traversing through a beautiful scenic route of coastal areas all the way to Rayong and finished at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. As part of its Green Initiatives Program, Antonello Passa (second from left), general manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, presented the hotel group’s tree planting certificate to Thiwa Sudjai (center), the new president of the Economic Reporters Association of Thailand.

Doubts do persist Judging from recent interviews, Meechai is likely to insist on putting in the new, proposed charter a clause that a future prime minister could be an unelected person. The safeguard would apparently be that members of the House of Representatives would need to vote him or her into office, presumably during a terrible crisis. But the very idea of an unelected prime minister can be seen as a slap in the face for the Thai electorate. Similar objections have been raised to Meechai’s idea of a crisis committee which could overrule the government. No senate elections Critics also say that Meechai has indicated that the Senate, or Upper House, does not need to be elected since that would make it a mere copy of the House of Representatives. Although Meechai has stated that the new constitution will contain some democratic features, this will seemingly not be one of them. Thus it can be argued that one of the problems over the past half century is that constitutional drafters aren’t democratic by instinct. Short or long Thai constitutions, which have had an average lifespan of four or five years, have tended to get longer and longer as time has gone on. Meechai has said he wants the latest one to be short and dynamic. The problem here is lack of detail leads to ambiguity which leads to arguments in the constitutional court by those seeking clarification. Not uniquely Thai On the other hand, these are not problems faced only in Thailand. For example, many countries have legislation in place for use in a national emergency. In Britain a civil contingencies act allows the monarch to suspend the right of the individual to a trial and bail for good and urgent cause. In the USA, the terrorism of September 11, 2011 led to an emergency regulation about the American armed forces – their size – which has still not been rescinded. The 2014 quandary It can also be argued on behalf of Meechai that Thailand isn’t a real democracy. Prior to the coup of May 2014, there was ample evidence of this. There were attempts by the then government to force through amnesty legislation (to benefit Thaksin) in the middle of the night as well as expensive populist schemes to ward off opposition to the regime. Also there were nightly bombings in Bangkok and substantial evidence that murders of innocent people were politically-inspired. Ambiguous future Sadly, there is little sign today of the much-debated national reconciliation. The country appears as polarized as ever between political parties which want a return to a general election under the old rules and those who want reforms before returning power to the voters. These reforms will presumably be indicated in the next version of the charter and may well include a new electoral system, as in Germany, which will prevent (or make nearly impossible) the emergence of one political party to rule on its own. Chinese proverb So Thailand remains bogged down in the traditional political dilemma. Should she hold a general election before the end of this year, as recently championed by the new US ambassador, and risk a return to the chaos of the pre-coup days? Or should Thailand wait awhile and seek a new basis on which to proceed? It is certainly tempting to support the ambassador’s statement. The problem is that it has been tried many times in the past and evidently leads to yet another coup d’etat. We certainly live in interesting times.

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Crisis on Koh Larn Continued from page 1

For BuzzFeed, five billion views are worth more than 18 billion impressions by Peter Kafka

BuzzFeed doesn’t care where you see its stuff — just that you see it. And it says you see its stuff a lot — five billion times a month, according to a new memo from CEO Jonah Peretti, who says that viewing happens on BuzzFeed’s own properties, as well as on “over 30 other platforms including Facebook video, YouTube and Snapchat.” But wait a minute. Back in March, when Peretti was explaining BuzzFeed’s interest in showing its stuff on other peoples’ platforms, he said the company’s reach was even bigger than that. Much bigger. Peretti said BuzzFeed’s stuff was seen 18 billion times a month on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. So what’s the right number? Both! It just depends on what you’re counting, says Peretti. That said, he thinks the smaller number is now the more relevant one because people actually consume five billion things a month from BuzzFeed, as opposed to seeing links for them in their various feeds. The 18 billion doesn’t really do him much good, unless people are clicking those links. Here’s Peretti’s explanation, which he sent to me via email today: “The 18B was the total feed impressions on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Most of these were links pointing to stories on BuzzFeed. com that users didn’t click, e.g. scrolling past a BuzzFeed link in your Twitter timeline and not clicking it. “The big number of impression raised questions: Why are we publishing so many links to social feeds when people click them less than 5 percent of the time? What if we published actual content into social feeds? “So we started publishing more videos, comics, articles, etc., directly to the feed. The 5B views is the result and represents actual content views on BF.com, app, and mostly views within feeds where people don’t have to leave the feed to watch a video. The distributed views are mostly video views that would have otherwise been links. “So 18B was promos pointing to content, 5B is actual content views. Link pollution is way down, distributed views way up. Does that make sense?” It does. Thanks!

Locals complain about water leak

that charter flights from Russian cities to U-Tapao could double from their current levels by the middle of 2016. Koh Larn itself is inhabited by about 3,000 residents in 1,000 households, mostly clustered around the ferry pier where many of the tourist facilities and restaurants are based. The estimated daily income on Koh Larn is 2.5 million baht. About 9.2 million tourists, domestic and foreign, will visit the Pattaya area this year. The resort is spending 9 billion baht to develop basic transport and infrastructure to serve a future capacity of 15 million visitors annually. City planners have called for Pattaya to become the “Thai Riviera”, competing with the French Cote d’Azur, by early in the next decade. Meanwhile, government statisticians have separately highlighted the growing popularity of Cambodia as a tourist destination. More than 3 million tourists entered in the first eight months of this year, with a jump

of 20 percent for Thai visitors totaling 187,000. Chinese numbers swelled by 26 percent and Vietnamese by 11.5 percent. The most popular venue remains the ancient temple complex at Angkor Wat, near Siem Reap, which is also showing increasing signs of deterioration because of the huge numbers of tramping feet. Tourism analysts say that the

boom in tourism amongst ASEAN members, plus China, will lead to a massive influx to all the region’s tourist destinations. “Pattaya is wellplaced to benefit from this growth but there is now great urgency to deal with environmental issues, especially on Koh Larn,” concluded a Pattaya City spokesman. Meanwhile, the rubbish piles are growing bigger.

New yoga studio in Pattaya

A group of Pattaya business people have opened Pattaya Yoga Studio on Thepprasit Road. Two commercial units have been converted in Moroccan style and will offer specialist courses, including yoga

for pregnant mothers, weight loss, hot and cool yoga techniques, etc. It is said that the practice of yoga helped to calm body and spirit and thus bring about healing and balance in daily life.

Driver refuses to stop car

Even though there had been next to no rainfall, residents of Nong Prue municipality noted that water was flooding part of Siam Country Club Road and potentially causing traffic accidents because of the algae which created a slippery surface. Officials initially said they were not sure whether the leaking was caused by a broken water pipe or a fault in the water treatment tank. Investigators then discovered that both problems were to blame. Workmen managed to correct the problems.

Officers at a checkpoint in South Pattaya were alarmed when a car with a Bangkok number plate refused to stop for a routine search. Police chased after the car which eventually stopped on Wat Tung Krad Road with two teenagers – one is presumed to have been the driver – running away into a wood. Officers decided not to follow them into the forest

area as it was very dark and there was a suspicion the teens might be armed. A search of the car revealed there were four tyres hidden in the boot, two licence plates and several tools which could be used for breaking and entering. A check is now being run to see if the car was a stolen. If so, the search for the two young men will resume once again.


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Thailand to host Asia’s 50 Snap Judgment Best Restaurants 2016 Cattle-Class Woes

The fourth annual awards ceremony to celebrate Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants will be held in Bangkok on February 29, 2016. Following three successful years in Singapore, 2016 marks the first time Thailand will host the event. The region’s most respected chefs and influential restaurateurs, together with leading industry figures and international media, will gather for the announcement of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. As evidence of Thailand’s growing influence on the region’s culinary scene, Bangkok restaurants have claimed the No 1 spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list for the last two years. Thailand was officially announced as a selected destination to host an award ceremony of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 at a media conference held by Asia’s 50

Best Restaurants and the Tourism Authority of Thailand at Gaysorn Shopping Centre in Bangkok, which was followed by a celebratory VIP dinner at Paste at Gaysorn. HE Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports said, “Thailand is honoured to be the host country of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016. The support of this event is consistent with the national agenda to promote Thainess, Thai culture, and, in particular, Thai cuisine to the world. It will also strengthen the country’s strong brand image and differentiate us from other countries. Moreover, it will prominently feature and position Thailand as a multi-faceted fine dining destination where visitors are treated to an unimaginable array of cuisine options prepared by renowned chefs and backed by our warm Thai hospitality.”

Windsurfing receives boost

A memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Windsurfing Association of Thailand and South Korean Ulsan Windsurfing Association to develop ties between the two countries’ sporting activities. Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplume said contacts would be developed by attending competitions in each other’s territory.

Upcoming water shortage discussed Banglamung civic officials held a meeting to update the local community on the drought situation. District Chief Chakorn Kanjanawatta pointed out that, in spite of some recent downpours, the situation was still uncertain. Pattaya Waterworks Authority stated that Mabprachan Lake was now 63 percent full, whilst Huaicharknok reservoir was a mere 26 percent. With due care the water supply to Pattaya should be maintained until mid 2016. However, to safeguard supplies for domestic users, farmers were advised not to grow off-season rice.

Local forest illegally occupied Prapan Puangchompoo, Banglamung deputy chief officer, led officials to Tambon Huaiyai to check on reports that locals had taken over 100 rai to grow rubber trees and cassava. Police collected evidence and took photographs to send to public prosecutors. They said they would wait 30 days to see if any owner of the land turned up. If not, the illegal occupiers will be forced out and the land restored to its pristine condition.

Most travellers assume there isn’t anything they can do to stop the erosion of comforts in the economy section of an airliner. The main problem, of course, is shrinking leg room. The average cattleclass seat pitch, the normal measure of leg room, has gone down from 35 inches before airline deregulation in the 1970s to about 31 inches today. Indeed, there are some budget airlines with a seat pitch as low as 29 inches. These changes – together with others such as reducing the quality of meals, having fewer staff members and introducing charges for food or choice of seat, etc. – have benefitted airlines a great deal and they are now enjoying record profits, especially as the price of fuel has dropped so dramatically. Customers who complain about discomfort in economy class are usually advised to purchase a premium or business class seat. You get what you pay for is the obvious conclusion. Moreover, if you are too fat, you may have to pay for two seats or even be refused boarding altogether. But now groups of consumer advocates are turning conventional wisdom on its head and questioning the assumption that passengers have no right to space just because they paid less for their seat. Two consumer organizations, Travelers United and Flyers Rights, are staging a coordinated effort to change governments’ policies on airline seats. They point out that the steady reduction in the pitch of economy-class seats raises substantial health and safety concerns. The procedures for evacuation, for example, are not properly tested on overcrowded planes whilst the number of health risks, such as deep vein thrombosis, is certainly on the rise. When put to the test, many governments refuse to rise to the bait. In the United States, the Department of Transportation has merely stated that the government should not regulate but instead allow market forces to determine seat sizes. After all, most airlines in the world are private companies. These days, airlines are in steep competition with each other, driven by product differentiation amongst companies. So, the argument goes, customers for airline tickets vote every day with their wallets just as in any other commercial transaction. On the other hand, many countries do already regulate the amount of space allocated to animals in the cargo hold. It is thus clear that some passengers have the right to space even if they don’t happen to be human. Airline critics also point to the history of trans-Atlantic sea transport where, in the 19th century and even later, steerage passengers were crammed together in awful conditions whilst their fares actually subsidized first-class passengers as well as fattening shipping company profits. But the main point remains safety. The hope is that government regulators will act before a disaster forces them to. The seats on some airliners are now wedged together so closely that it’s seen as impossible to evacuate everybody safely during an emergency. Some companies have already appreciated that changes are inevitable. For example, they have introduced economy-plus seats which offer a slightly bigger seat with more legroom but with the same service standards as in cattle class. Meanwhile, some companies are reducing the number of flights on which the elite first class is available. First-class passengers appear to be a dying breed, except on transcontinental routes, and airlines are busy investing in an expansion of business, premium or economy-plus tickets which offer varying degrees of comfort according to what you are prepared to pay. A few airlines even offer business-only class on selected flights. There is little doubt that the business class traveler of today receives a better level of service and comfort than the first class passenger of 20 years ago. Critics, of course, will warn that meddling in the size of economy seats will raise the cost of plane tickets and that government interference will stifle competition and innovation. The argument is coming down to two fundamental questions. Do you really want to fly in an ever-shrinking, unsafe and unhealthy environment that doesn’t respect your human dignity? Or do you believe that the customer can always buy his way out of discomfort by paying more for the ticket in accordance with market forces? But the eventual solution – to maintain choice whilst requiring minimum standards – may not happen in the near future.


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Our Community Amari Pattaya receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Jesters Care for Kids The management team of Amari Pattaya led by Brendan Daly (second from right), general manager, received a certificate of appreciation from Jesters Care for Kids, presented by Chairman Lewis “Woody” Underwood (second from left). The certificate was given to show appreciation to the hotel for hosting the wonderful Gala Party Night 2015. This was the fifth consecutive year that the hotel provided an amazing venue for the charity event. The Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive was established in 1998 by the Jesters Motorcycle Club to provide opportunities for a brighter future to children in need. They support children of all ages, including children with disabilities.

GIS Bake Off helps charity Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

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Garden International School (GIS) hosted its first-ever Bake Off competition to raise money for charity. Students, parents and teachers baked cakes in the hope of winning House points. The event was hosted by House Coordinator Mr Carr and the House captains. Students sold the cakes in the canteen during break and lunch time. Some parents had the lucky job of tasting the banoffee pies, chocolate cupcakes and Fruit Loops cookies, and then deciding on a winner – in the end Tiger was victorious. Money raised from the cake sales will go to one of GIS’s designated charities.

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CBRE beach clean-up in Phuket Fifteen CBRE staff in Phuket volunteered to participate in a beach clean-up activity as part of the company’s Green Week and managed to collect over 300 pieces of rubbish at Bang Tao beach in Phuket, helping restore its beautiful landscape. Led by Nicholas Franklin, associate director of CBRE Phuket, this annual activity was also a great opportunity for the staff to increase awareness on the environmental sustainability and to show their support in saving the planet.


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Spice of Life at SPA Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Add spice to your life with an awakening experience at Pattaya’s largest spa haven

Pattaya Today was invited to experience the latest special offer of SPA Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya – Spice of Life. Although the two-hour spa package is being offered at all SPA Cenvaree branches throughout the country, each facility having a unique concept, it was still a completely different retreat having the spa journey at the enormous spa haven in Pattaya. SPA Cenvaree adopts an “awakening” concept with the 2,007-sqm spa facility inspired by clear open skies, warming woods and an experience designed to enliven each of your senses through music, rituals and traditions. There are 24 treatment rooms, 10 luxurious couple suites with private Jacuzzi, 12 single treatment suites, plus two indoor Vichy shower rooms, so booking a treatment would be a breeze. The compound also includes a trendy nail salon and a Thai pavilion, which can accommodate up to six traditional Thai massage therapy sessions. It is advisable to arrive 25 minutes prior to your treatment, enough time to enjoy a refreshing glass of herbal drink (lemongrass on the day of our visit) with a cold towel on arrival and fill out the spa questionnaire indicating health conditions and specific areas to

avoid and focus on during treatment. It is even better to arrive an hour prior to your treatment to take advantage of the steam, sauna and plunge pool facilities, which are complimentary for guests. Time to step into a journey of relaxation and begin the Spice of Life package. This spicy mix of treatments will make your skin gloriously soft and smelling divine leaving you aglow from the inside out. But first, SPA Cenvaree’s foot ritual–feet dipped in neem tea, known for its antibacterial properties, followed by a neem and citrus salt scrub to wash away negative energy. The Spice of Life experience begins with a 30-minute Spices Body Scrub – cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, cocoa, coffee and olive oil are ground together to produce a warming body polish that increases circulation and leaves your skin tingling. The ingredients along with brown sugar or salt help with the skin’s exfoliation process, improving its texture and making it healthier. After a quick rinse in the shower to wash off the body scrub, it’s time for an Aromatic Body Massage. Choose from a selection of several oil combinations. Lie back and revel in the hypnotic therapy as you breathe in your personal blend of essential oils during a 60-minute full-body massage to relax the body and mind. Smooth and soothing movements will gently lull you into a realm of tranquil dreams, leaving you totally rejuvenated. Thoroughly relaxed and blissedout, the finishing touch to your experience is a 30-minute Warming Mulberry Pouch Facial Massage. The facial massage focuses on pressure points on your face that leave the skin refreshed and radiant.

The spa journey ends with complimentary herbal tea, fruit juices and healthy snacks in the relaxation lounge. Chinese tea and strawberry yoghurt were served on our visit. Hurry and experience the haven of tranquillity in Pattaya

with the Spice of Life package, available until November 30. Package prices are 2,595 baht ++ per person and 5,000 baht ++ per couple. SPA Cenvaree also offers an extensive menu, from individual treatments and packages to special

half-day couple packages and a multi-day retreat package.

SPA Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm Tel: 038 714 967 Email: spacenvareecmbr@chr.co.th


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events event s calendar PILC’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Date: 22 November 2015, Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm Venue: Holiday Inn Pattaya, Beach Road Activities: Fun for all the family. Fantastic grand raffle with exceptional prizes, relax zone with foot massages, café and a huge range of shopping with 70+ vendors from all over Thailand. A unique shopping experience with jewellery, designer clothing, leather handbags, gifts, gourmet treats, decorations, and much more. Visit Santa in his grotto. Entry is 150 baht, under 12s free. Come along and support PILC’s major annual fundraiser.

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Oktoberfest at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Cape Dara Resort Pattaya concluded its month-long Oktoberfest celebration with an epic beer drinking competition held at the hotel’s Twinkle Pool. Many great prizes were given away including free stay at a deluxe room with breakfast, BBQ seafood buffet, dim sum buffet and many more. DJ partied all throughout the night and complimentary glass of draught Paulaner beer and unlimited mouthwatering Bavarian canapés were served to guests.

For more information: PILC Email: infopilc@gmail.com

Hotel Promotions Loy Krathong celebration on the beach at Amari Phuket Amari Phuket invites guests to celebrate this important festival with its special offering – the Loy Krathong Package, available for stays from November 23 to 28, 2015. Every room category is part of the package, with a minimum threenight stay. Package price starts at 20,655 baht +++ for a four-day and three-night stay, with many add-on benefits including: - Round-trip airport transfer - A 20 percent discount on F&B for the whole period of stay - Complimentary late checkout until 4 pm - In the evening of Loy Krathong on November 25, 2015, a special Thai cuisine buffet will be offered, with a cultural show and complimentary krathong for floating in the ocean. There will also be a Miss Noppamas Beauty Contest.

For more information about room reservations, contact 076 340 106-14 ext 8033-34, email reservations.phuket@amari.com or visit www.amari.com/phuket.

Make a wish room package at Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Discover the incredible special wishes and Centara Grand at CentralWorld will make them come true just by making a room reservation in World Club Deluxe, World Club Premium or Executive Suite for two consecutive nights via www. centarahotelsresorts.com or Centara Reservation Centre. You will be eligible to choose one wish from the below wish list: - An empowering two-hour session with your very own personal trainer at the gym - Guaranteed late check-out time of 6 pm - One-way airport transfer on your departure day - A handy dandy laundry service for four pieces per day (excluding dry cleaning) - One-hour foot massage for two people to unwind with - A uniquely delicious tapas set for two at UNO MAS restaurant - Brush up your court skills with one private two-hour tennis lesson - A special deluxe hair treatment at Le Salon for two Booking period is from now until November 30, 2015 for stays between January 1 to December 24, 2016.

For more information or reservations, contact 02 100 1234 ext 6753-6759 or email cgcwreservation@chr.co.th.

Amari Pattaya celebrates Oktoberfest Amari Pattaya celebrated Germany’s greatest tradition – Oktoberfest –– with a special buffet, games, entertainment and kegs of beer. Guests were welcomed by General Manager Brendan Daly who also led the tapping of the first keg of Paulaner beer. The buffet featured German specialities such as Schwein Spanferkel (whole pig on a spit) and the traditional Schweinshaxe (grilled pork knuckles), sausages, especially prepared by the hotel’s chefs. A pint of Oktoberfest bier with a complimentary souvenir mug was included with dinner. Traditional games and entertainment were hosted by Die Bayrische band.


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Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

Chandon’s Stripy Sparkler at Infiniti Restaurant

by Mick and Di Barker

The Chandon sparkling wine was flowing on the night of October 9 at Sheraton Pattaya Resort’s Infiniti restaurant where like-minded wine lovers gathered to experience dining out Infiniti style and the glitz of a glass of elegant Chandon, Australia’s sparkling wines. Who doesn’t like a bit of bubble in their glass and the air was crackling with enjoyment as we arrived for the 3-course gourmet dinner courtesy of Chef Pichit Plaibua and his brigade. Champagne goblets in jewelled colours were offered for the first pour of the evening which married well with the well-dressed appetiser of warm salmon rillette. Chopped salmon had been muddled with mayonnaise, white wine, lemon juice and a lot more of chef’s special ingredients and presented on a bed of avocado puree, with coriander, salmon roe and speared with crisp croissant shards. It was a delightfully chic curtain raiser. Next up, with another glass of bubbly, was roasted sea bass with precision cut miniature root vegetables and a creamy mushroom puree all held together on a piquant curry clam jus. Sea bass is not the easiest of fish to sear to exactness but it appeared on our table pan fried to correctness with its glistening, crispy skin adding depth of flavour, especially when savoured with those robust vegetables. Everything on the plate spoke for itself, no excessive chefery, just premium ingredients and professional execution.

The sweet ending was provided by caramelised mango cheesecake (with a chocolate stripe), lime and a tamarind sorbet. The Chandon sparkling was loving this dish and pairing beautifully. The tamarind sorbet was sensational with its sweet/ sour tastes making very good friends with that mango cheesecake with its deep chocolate base. To dine at Infiniti is an experience to remember. Tables are set on the terrace under an inky night sky with a panoramic view of the ocean and islands beyond. Gentle breezes catch the air and the open kitchen affords a glimpse of the chefs doing what they do best in an atmosphere of quiet professionalism. Infiniti is open daily and operates from 11 am until midnight for the bar and from noon to 10 pm (last order) for the kitchen. On arrival at the hotel we recommend you take advantage of a buggy to take you down the not inconsiderable distance, through the tropical gardens to the Infiniti location. Tel: 038 259 888 or visit www.sheraton.com/pattaya.

Nuttanich Deesald - Brand Manager at Moet Hennessy-Chandon & Wines

Roasted Sea Bass

Caramelised Mango Cheesecake

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rendezvous Warm welcome for ambassador of Bahrain at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

His Excellency Adel Yousif Sater (2nd left), ambassador of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, along with his family were welcomed with a bouquet of flowers by Andre Brulhart (2nd right), area general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, during their stay at the resort.

Royal Cliff welcomes Thai superstar Antonello Passa (left), general manager of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, welcomes Thai singer and actress Mai Sirivimol Charoenpura to the hotel.

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

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Yearly fire drill at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya In a continuous effort of ensuring the safety of its employees and guests Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya led by General Manager Dmitry Chernyshev organized the annual fire drill and evacuation training for staff. The morning session saw the team members being trained by Pattaya City Fire Brigade on emergency preparedness. Later in the day an evacuation drill was conducted to brief staff on methods of putting out a fire and using hand signals during evacuation procedures.

Amari Pattaya management welcomes Thailand’s king of rap The management team of Amari Pattaya led by Sukanyapach Homchuen (third from left), executive assistant manager, gave a warm welcome to Thailand’s king of rap, Apisit Opasaimlikit, aka “Joey Boy” (third from right), together with his gang, including DJ Spydamonkee, BZ and FK Hero, during their visit for a concert in the Aranda Ballroom of Amari Pattaya. There were more than 500 fans who enjoyed the superb evening.

Breezer sponsors Thailand’s first music festival in a water park Breezer together with Nylon organized Breezer X Nylon House Party, Thailand’s first music festival in a water park, gathering famous artists and leading Thai DJs to create non-stop fun at Santorini Water Fantasy. The exclusive party saw Breezer lovers enjoying the music as well as other amazing entertainment. “Breezer will continue to excite its consumers with upcoming new events that will bring fun and out-ofthe-box experiences. Please follow www.facebook.com/ BreezerThailand to get all the news and movements,” said Arya Intasuwan, brand manager.


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F&B Promotions Mirage Beach BBQ Night at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya offers every Thursday night an incomparable gastronomic experience with Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet. Enjoy the resort’s natural setting by the sea while savoring tasty dishes and fresh produce from the sea that include Tiger Prawns, Snapper Fish wrapped in Banana Leaves, Grilled Squid with Spicy Sauce, and much more. Experience ultimate entertainment with musicians, Hawaii and fire dance shows on the beach from 7 to 10 pm. Price at only 1,199 baht ++ per person. For more information or table reservations, contact 038 714 981 or email irdcmbr@chr.co.th.

Premium Wagyu steaks from Stanbroke, Australia at Terrazzo Restaurant, Holiday Inn Pattaya Terrazzo Restaurant presents Wagyu beef from Stanbroke, an Australian familyowned and -operated business who have a firm commitment to sustainably manage their land to provide superb quality beef. Savour the delectable taste from now until December 2015. For the month of November, enjoy a superior Wagyu Rump steak with rich marbling to ensure tenderness and flavor. Every steak is served with sautéed mushrooms, rocket salad, red wine sauce and a selection of your favourite side dish at only 1,190 baht net/portion. Throughout December, relish this splendid taste from the finest Wagyu Tenderloin steak, the tenderest of steaks, served sizzling with your choice of side dishes and a selection of your favourite sauces. Special price at 1,590 baht net/portion. The best-tasting beef is available daily from 2 to 10 pm.

Marvelous BBQ Seafood Buffet

For more information or reservation, call 038 725 555.

at Elements Restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort

Celebrate Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2015 with special F&B offers

Come for an unforgettable experience of magnificent fresh seafood, generous selections of BBQ items, tempting desserts and delicious drinks surrounded by the marvelous ambiance that encompasses seafood buffet at Elements Restaurant! Guests will enjoy a prime selection of seafood from around the world prepared in various exciting ways right in front of you. The renowned and beloved buffet is now enhanced with all-time favorite BBQ items such as pork ribs, marinated chicken, sausages and skewers. The interesting carving station is also worth checking during short intermission. Price is 1,399 baht ++ per person. Available every Saturday from 6 to 10 pm. For more information and reservation, contact 038 259 888 or info.pattaya@starwoodhotels.com.

A Journey of Thai Discovery at Sala Rim Nam, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Sala Rim Nam launched a new enticing a la carte Thai restaurant nightly from 6 to 10 pm. By combining the tastiest aromatic ingredients and herbs and spices used in Thai cuisine with a romantic atmosphere, the Thai chef has created a variety of cuisines that complement one another in a delicious way. Every Saturday, the restaurant will feature “Thai Night” with a sumptuous buffet from different regions of Thailand along with live entertainment. Sala Rim Nam is an outdoor restaurant located in the tranquil surrounds of lotus ponds and tropical gardens of Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa. Enjoy the flavor of Thai delights and authentic Thai entertainment. Do not miss this culinary journey for 850 baht net per person. For reservations, contact 038 412 120.

Saturday Night BBQ Buffet & Free-flowing Beverage at The Bay Restaurant, Dusit Thani Pattaya Be spoilt for choice and enjoy a fantastic selection of meat and seafood BBQ items as well as an extensive buffet of international cuisine in the Saturday Night BBQ Buffet from 6:30 to 10 pm. Buffet price is 1,490 baht ++ per person and free flow of wine, beer, juice and soft drinks is at 599 baht ++ per person. For reservations, call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149-50.

at Hilton Pattaya

In conjunction with the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2015, Hilton Pattaya introduced special F&B offers for November 27 and 28. Guests will get to wine and dine in style at four venues within the hotel. Hilton Pattaya is situated by the Pattaya Bay making it the choice location for guests to enjoy the fireworks display with the spectacular panoramic views of the bay and Gulf of Thailand as a backdrop. Guests can choose from the following F&B outlets to soak in the fireworks: Centre Stage at Edge Enjoy a sumptuous international dinner buffet for 2,200 baht net per person. A wine buffet is also available at an additional cost of 1,350 baht net per person from 6 to 11 pm. BBQ Buffet on the Sundeck For a more casual affair, select from the chefs live barbecue offer for 2,750 baht net per person, which includes free-flow wine, beer and soft drinks from 6 to 11 pm. Hot seats at Drift Package consists of free-flow wine, beer, pouring spirits and soft drinks for 1,950 baht net per person, available from 7 to 11 pm. A la carte menu also available. Viewing from the highest level at Horizon Horizon offers a premium set menu for 2,800 baht net per person from 6 to 11 pm. Or enjoy VIP access (only after 9 pm) at Horizon’s infinity bar and stargazer lounge, imbibe on your favorite cocktail while you soak in the Festival’s atmosphere. Beverage package is available at 2,400 baht net per person and it includes free-flow wine, beer, pouring spirits and soft drinks. Advance booking is essential. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email Bkkhp_pattaya_festive@hilton.com.

European game at Acqua Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Celebrate the hunter season with Acqua as they highlight European game this November. Guinea fowl breast on porcini mushrooms, boiled quail wrapped in smoked pancetta bacon and roasted tender pigeon. Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 6 to 11 pm. Call for reservations at 038 714 981.

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

Winter Spa Treats for All Winter Wonder 2.5-hour A 30-min tamarind herbal skin polish increases cell renewal and brightens your skin, a 60-min massage with concentrated hot candle oil releases muscle tension and energizes your entire body, and a 60-min deep-cleaning facial massage creates a lasting radiant, healthy glow. Terraké Facial Treatments 75-min each *Precious Earth Ritual for Ladies *Mineral Fore for Men Ideal for anti-aging. The Precious Earth ritual is an energizing acupressure facial treatment using precious stones, while the Mineral Fore uses powerful minerals to reduce expression lines, increase skin cell renewal, and leave a youthful glow of health. The treatment includes a complimentary 30-min back or foot massage.

AMBURAYA SPA OCTOBER 1 , 2015–JANUARY 31 , 2016 ST

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Winter Wonder THB 5,000 net per person THB 6,500 net per person using Terraké products Terraké Facial Treatments THB 5,400++ per person *Price is exclusive of 10% service charge and 7% VAT.

Open daily: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM For more information, contact 038 259 888 Facebook.com/sheratonpattayaresort Life is better when shared tripadvisor.com


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

ANWAR

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com Stuffed Vine Leaves and Pickles

Authentic Lebanese Cuisine Rooted in Geography and History

Anwar Alhadi is a consummate restaurateur with many restaurant notches on his belt both here in Pattaya and across the globe. His latest enterprise is a stunning Lebanese restaurant, which literally hugs the LK Miracle Suite, Third Road, Pattaya. Step in here and immediately the glitz and glamour of the palatial décor will impress while the food will bring delight with its richness and variety. The cuisine of Lebanon is the epitome of the Mediterranean diet. It is abundant with fruits, vegetables, olive oil, pickles and primarily lamb and poultry. A unique cultural history has helped to make Lebanese food the most popular of all Middle Eastern cuisines. Turkey and France have probably been the two countries which have left a significant stamp and influence on the types of food represented by Lebanese food today. Mick and I have known Anwar for some time having reviewed his previous restaurant on Third Road

and also Cedars, which can be visited on 6th floor of Central Festival Pattaya Beach and is always a busy popular eatery. Anwar however, is certainly unique, its opulent décor dressed out in gold, silver and black could grace any presidential palace. The waiting staff are politely efficient with the male contingent sporting a rakish fez. The restaurant segues across the road to their open-air dining area nestled beside the swimming pool for an al fresco experience. An extensive range of fruit mocktails, fresh juiced shakes and juices, coffees, teas and Singha beer are served but if you are partial to a glass of wine you will need to bring your own bottle with only B.100 corkage charge levied. The menu is bright, pictorial and broad and makes for exciting reading. From various renditions of creamy houmous (chick pea/sesame seed/ garlic paste) through shawarma (shredded lamb), tabbouleh (cracked wheat mixed salad) to chicken,

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Chaiyapluke Saengon

SIGNATURE DRINK Heavy Mojito

FAVORITE SPIRIT – PREFERRED BRAND BACARDÍ® Black

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Havana Bar’s Bartender

and a myriad of grilled meats, they all evoke the mysteries of Arabic cuisine. The opulent surrounds are definitely not reflected in the prices here, with dips, salads and appetisers in the B.100 range and all prices are net with service left to your own discretion. A popular mode of eating in Lebanon is the “mezze” way (similar to Spanish tapas). There are literally dozens of dishes here, both hot and cold, that could make up a dinner mezze. What is ultimately chosen is of course to the whim of each individual. We elected to order the mixed selection of cold starters (B.300) with extra plates of vine leaves (B.175), falafel, shish tawook (marinated chicken) kebbe and the restaurant’s signature bread. There is a presentation wizard in this kitchen. Each dish was beautifully decorated with the bejeweled colours of fresh

vegetables, studded with olives and pine nuts and scented with heady olive oil and herbs. The mixed starters consisted of a creamy, garlicky houmous, a wonderful moutabal giddy with smoky mashed aubergine infused with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, pomegranate juice and olive oil. Fattoush is a traditional mixed salad, healthy and delicious mixed with crisply fried pieces of flat bread. The tabbouleh was super-green, zingingly light and herby exhilarated with piquant parsley, various herbs and cracked wheat. The bread is a must; these big, freshly baked pillowy puffs of flat bread are just perfect for tearing and dipping into the rich, smooth pastes and a natural accompaniment to all the flavours. Dark, luminous green vine leaves stuffed with fragrant rice and herbs, spicy falafel (vegetarian patties of chickpeas) and the national dish of Lebanon, kibbeh, was sensational. It is an emulsified paste of the freshest lamb which had been hand mixed with bulgur wheat and flavoured with lots of aromatic herbs resulting in a Middle Eastern pate consistency which was then deep-fried and served with spiced yoghurt. For meatier affairs there’s the mixed grill (B.395) which serves a huge platter of their lamb chops, boneless lamb, grilled marinated chicken, kebabs, and chicken wings served with French fries. For fish lovers, shrimps or grilled salmon with pepper or Provencale sauce would fit the bill perfectly. Arabic biryani rice

dishes are classic, popular dishes perfect for lunches and suppers alike. Here they come accompanied by chunks of juicy lamb or chicken with peeled shrimp (B.240), lamb shank and many more variations of the theme. There’s a dozen or so Thai dishes to round out this remarkable menu. Last items on the menu before desserts offer Manousah or Arabic pizza. Here traditional flat bread is laden with minced meat or cheese or spinach or thyme or combinations of all four to produce a substantial, hearty filler for those times of the day when it is needed. Did I mention that Anwar is open until 5 am? So we’re thinking an Arabic pizza would nicely hit the spot in the early hours before heading home. Anwar serves original Lebanese food with a passion. So obsessed with eating are the Lebanese that even their country’s name came about because the snow-covered mountains inland reminded them of the pure whiteness of “laban” (yogurt). Do visit and discover for yourself why Lebanese cuisine is considered the jewel of the Mediterranean. Anwar is situated on Third Road about 100 yards after the flyover to Bali Hai on the left-hand side heading towards Pattaya Tai. Then look out for a soi with signs to Anwar Lebanese Restaurant and the LK Miracle Suite.

Anwar

Open from 10 am to 5 am Tel: 092 585 7221 or 038 422 856

Heavy Mojito

Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you to try this perfectly prepared cocktail made with the famous BACARDÍ® Black at Havana Bar. INGREDIENTS 1 gram 1 oz 1 pc 0.5 oz 0.5 oz 1.5 oz 2 oz

mint leaves brown sugar lime wedge lime juice simple syrup BACARDÍ® Black soda water

GARNISH

lime wheel sprig of mint leaves

HOW TO MIX

Put the mint leaves, brown sugar and lime wedge into a Centro beverage glass. Use a bar

spoon to bruise or muddle the leaves into the sugar and lime wedge until the sugar dissolves and you smell an intense mint aroma. Add sour mix (combined simple syrup and lime juice). Fill ¾ of the glass with crushed ice. Pour in the rum and stir well. Top up with soda water. Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprig of mint leaves.

GLASS TYPE

Centro Beverage Glass

CATEGORY Cocktail

Available at

Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya Bay Tower


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RESTAURANT OSCAR Sweden Meets the Mediterranean

Newly opened on Soi Welcome Jomtien is a hidden gem of a restaurant. Patron/chef Magnus hails from Uppsala, Sweden and has travelled the world gaining culinary experience before settling here in Thailand with his wife and 3-yearold son, Oscar. Ewan Macglashan is executive chef who has enjoyed an extraordinary culinary career transversing the globe in boats and planes and private catering to the rich and famous from Sydney to the Bahamas to Panama. With two such experienced and qualified individuals at the helm of this restaurant we were anticipating a gastronomic meal to remember and were not disappointed. The menu has been kept commendably concise with seven appetisers, 11 main courses and three desserts plus, of course their dedicated Swedish menu which lists seven much-loved traditional classics. House wine is from Millstone, South Australia (Shiraz and Chardonnay) with the optional table wine hailing from Spain, both are more than acceptable and are priced (per glass) at B.179 and B.109 respectively. Red and white vintages are also available. We launched the evening with a glass of chilled Chardonnay whilst perusing the menu. Starters are creative, interesting and varied and we chose crab ravioli with a white wine saffron sauce (B.150) and a Caesar-style salad with mackerel fillet, again priced at B.150. Eye candy presentation with a taste to match the salad was a riot of flavours in the deconstructed fashion with a Parmesan crisp, a pungent anchovy dressing and a perfectly soft boiled duck egg offsetting the powerful strength of the mackerel. A stellar dish with just a hint of Swedish fusion. My crab ravioli was a big, bold affair encasing the sweet crab meat with elegance and grace and offset by the white wine saffron sauce. Other starters include mussels with Pernod cream and fresh herbs, confit duck croquette with soft-boiled duck egg and a cranberry dressing, and an antipasti platter of roasted vegetables, cheese, olives and charcuterie accompanied by Focaccia bread (B.230); a larger platter is offered as a main course for B.590. Pacific oysters with shallot red vinaigrette or baked a la Kilpatrick are also on the menu. We had now switched to the excellent house Shiraz to pair with our main courses of duck breast with wilted spinach, semi-sun-dried tomatoes, Dauphinoise potatoes plus Cassis jus. I plumped for the chargrilled sesame tuna fillets with a rosemary Mandarin salad. Other menu suggestions include chicken breast stuffed with wild mushroom Caesar salad with mackerel

duxelle, quail eggs with rosemary and a porcini veloute sauce. Signature dish of Oscar’s is Fillet Oscar – milk-fed veal tenderloin with half a lobster, choron sauce (tomato-flavoured Béarnaise sauce) and potato au gratin (B.1,390). It’s a showstopper and according to Magnus the origins of surf 'n' turf is firmly placed in Sweden. I enjoyed the premium-grade tuna chargrilled to perfect pinkness with the required translucent centre and complemented by another fusion concept of Thai basil, and a Chinese cabbage and orange salad. Across the table all was well as Mick tucked into the medium cooked duck enjoyed with dark, leafy spinach and a tranche of those decadent potatoes slow cooked in the oven with lashings of garlic, cream and cheese. Other main courses include rosemary and garlic crusted lamb with baked ratatouille, slowcooked pork loin stuffed with apricot, cashews and sage, and pan-fried sea bass fillets with summer roasted vegetables and a red pepper coulis (B.390). Now for all you Swedish folk out there – let’s talk about your menu. Thanks to IKEA, Swedish meatballs are arguably the most famous meatballs in the world and are standard fare Chargrilled tuna

year-round in Swedish households and restaurants. Here at Oscar’s they arrive with mashed potatoes, creamy gravy, pickled cucumber and of course lingonberries (B.250). Minced beef stuffed cabbage rolls, beef tenderloin cuts sautéed in a Dijon and egg yolk cream, poached and smoked salmon come highly recommended as does the in-house gravlax with sweet mustard sauce served with potatoes in a dilled Béchamel sauce (B.269). We passed on dessert but for the confirmed sugarista cappuccino crème brulee, crepe suzette with Grand Marnier or strawberry shortbread mille-feuille would lower the curtain sweetly on dinner at Restaurant Oscar. This restaurant is a gem. The quality of both the ingredients and professional standards in the kitchen are unquestioned. These people know their food and know how to present it at prices that will very quickly gather them a host of discerning diners. Welcome Restaurant Oscar to Jomtien’s culinary circle!

Restaurant Oscar

Located on Soi Welcome Jomtien One on the right-hand side on entry Open daily except Mondays Tel: 038 757 138 or 090 043 7806


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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya 007: SPECTRE

AMERICAN ULTRA

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writers Genre

Release Date November 12, 2015 Voice Actors Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton Director Nima Nourizadeh Writer Max Landis Genre Action | Comedy

7 is the upcoming ninth studio album by British soul and R&B singersongwriter Seal. The album is set to be released on November 6, 2015 by Warner Bros. Records. All tracks produced by Trevor Horn and Seal.

Kylie Christmas – Kylie Minogue

Kylie Christmas is the first Christmas album and the 13th studio album by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. Scheduled to be released on November 13, 2015 by Parlophone, the album features cover versions of Christmas songs and original material.

Book Review by John K. Lindgren

A History of the Thai-Chinese How the Chinese-Thai became Thai-Chinese. From early traders, coolies, kuay tiew vendors to retail, telecom, agribusiness billionaires to Prime Ministers and royalty by way of assimilation, entrepreneurship and hard work. “My life here in Thailand started with three zeroes. No education, no money and no credit,” says Kraisorn Chansiri, born in Guangdong, China, chairman of Thai Union Group, the world’s largest canned tuna producer. A History of the Thai-Chinese is a handsome, crimson red hardcover, 447 pages and 1.3 kilograms heavy tome that covers extensively the tale of the Thai-Chinese from the Ayudhya Chinese year 1351 to the Fall of the Bamboo Curtain 1975 including the booming late '80s, the '90s and the new beginnings the 21st century.

November 5, 2015 Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes Sam Mendes John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade Action | Adventure | Thriller

A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

A stoner – who is in fact a government agent – is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle.

Ayudhya Chinese (1351-1707) Geopolitical proximity, connectivity and trade with ceramics, porcelain, tea and silk started it all followed by rapid assimilation of mixed-ethnicity offspring. Children born of a Chinese father and Siamese mother became lukchin in Thai vernacular. In the 17th century a large Chinatown already existed in Ayudhya. The King of Thonburi (1767-1782) King Taksin the Great. The son of a Teochew immigrant and tax collector. This chapter tells story of how a lukchin (half Thai and half Chinese) native of Ayudhya rose to become governor of Tak province and later king of Siam. A sensational tale of individual skill, court intrigue, military conquest and murder. The Age of Immigrants (1855-1900) The torrent of migrants who arrived by sailing junks and steamships, disembarked on the shores of Chao Phraya river. In 1876 it was possible for Chinese from major emigrant areas to travel by scheduled steamers to Bangkok via Hong Kong. The largest group was the Taochew, followed by Hokkien, Hailam, Hakka and Cantonese. Some came as coolies, non-skilled labour, while others were well-educated English speakers. Together they formed an enormous non-native population in Siam. “Of raw imports to Siam the Chinaman certainly heads the list,” Herbert Warington-Smyth, a British national working for the Siamese government from 1891-1901. Divided Loyalties (1900-1945) The first half of the 20th century saw communist and nationalist agendas divide the Chinese communities followed by anti-Chinese sentiments after the absolute monarchy ended in 1932. In 1939 Siam changed its name to Thailand, and the lukchin in military and government services were required to change their names and surnames to Thai. With the rise to power of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram (Thailand's only Field Marshal) in 1938 anti-Chinese decrees closed every Chinese school and all but one Chinese newspaper the Zhongyanbao. The derogatory name for Chinese: Jekk appears in the street parlance. December 1941 the Japanese Imperial army invades Thailand. Two years later the beginning of the aerial bombing of Bangkok. Finally, the long-awaited end of World War II and the surrender of Japan takes place 16:30 hours on August 16, 1945. In and Out of the Bamboo Curtain (1945-1975) In 1949 it was formally announced, with Mao Zedong as the leader of the Chinese Communist Party and US becomes Thailand's long-time military ally as the communist threat looms over Southeast Asia. In spite of several military coups the Thai economy develops steadily. Again, the lukchins; Chin Sophonpanich (Bangkok Bank) and Puey Ungpakorn (Bank of Thailand) are seen as trailblazers important for the foundation future Thai-Chinese retail, manufacturing and trading empires. The lukchins became also great philanthropists for example the tycoon Udane Techapaiboon, founder of Poh Teck Tung Foundation. New Beginnings (1975-Present) The end of the '70s is a historic transition period for both Thailand and China. The cold war alliance with United States comes to an end and friendship with China is renewed. On page 398 there's a black and white photograph of the Thai Prime Minister Kukrit Pramoj presenting gifts to Chairman Mao on June 30, 1975. The economic boom of the late '80s and '90s creates new

opportunities for many Thai-Chinese entrepreneurs. The previously closed China door is opened by the ThaiChinese agro-industry giant Charoen Phokkhaphan, aka CP Group. The ThaiChinese excels in politics, too. Several of Thailand’s prime ministers are of ThaiChinese origin: Banharn Silpa-archa, Chuan Leekpai, Abhisit Vejjajiva and Thaksin Shinawatra. Beyond Bangkok’s historical thriving Chinatown, in the large provincial towns of Chiang Mai, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Sri Thammarat and Chanthaburi large Thai-Chinese communities continue to prosper and Bangkok's Chinatown, Sampeng or Yaowarat Road, is still a densely packed enclave with narrow lanes and alleys with chaotic centuries-old wet markets sparkling gold shops, rice in wholesale and retail, spices and medicinal herbs. Scents you'll never experience in A/C shopping mall. Some say Sampeng is the home to Bangkok's best street food. Finally, in the 2014 Forbes World's 500 Richest People all the top richest Thais are of Chinese descent. They came as Chinese and centuries later they became Thai-Chinese. This remarkable, well-researched coffee table book comes with extensive appendices, footnotes, glossary and maps of Chinese emigration to Thailand including China-Southeast Asia trade routes complemented by chronologies of Chinese dynasties since 1127 and Thai Kingdoms from Sukhothai year 1238 to the present Chakri Dynasty founded in 1782. A History of the Thai-Chinese Authors: Jeffery Sng and Pimpraphai Bisalputra Publisher: Editions Didier Millet, www.edmbooks.com Available at all Asia Books branches, www.asiabooks.com, and Kinokuniya Bangkok stores, www.kinokuniya.com Price: 1,295 baht


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fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 03 No. 21 | Nov 1-15, 2015

Sports medicine and some solutions by Thonglor Clinic

As we advance in age, we have more free time to enjoy the finer things in life. Sometimes pain can be a real barrier to surmount. We all have aches and pains, and after exercise or sport these can be exacerbated. For some of us even walking can be painful. Even with proper training and equipment some sporting activities leave you in pain, or existing pain prevents you from achieving your sporting goals. Thonglor Clinic offers a new approach to these problems with the Guna Pain Management. This consists of a thorough examination to define the source of the problem. If need be, other investigation may have to be carried out. The Guna Pain Management Therapy has been developed in Italy following homeopathic principles. A series of injections, patterned upon homeopathic trigger points are isolated and different homeopathic solutions can then be injected in the areas. These treatments are repeated once or twice weekly for 6-8 weeks. Some people benefit from follow-up sessions before tournaments or competitions. Even occasional players will get relief with these treatments. Golfers specially benefit from these treatments when chronic pain is present. Posture and position as freedom of movements are essential for a good game of golf. Guna Pain Management can be applied for a multitude of problems. There are 10 different combinations of solutions that can be applied for each specific

condition. Guna shoulder combined with Guna Polyarthritis offers a lot of relief for the scapulohumeral syndrome. Quite often a full golf swing can’t be achieved due to this condition. Some conditions are muscular in origin, others are of bone origin. Combination therapies help to target the source of the pain. There are preparations for the neck, thoracic, lumbar, ischial, shoulder and hip pains as well as muscle, polyarthritic or neural pains. The doctor can recommend the right combination for your individual problems. The homeopathic approach is a safe method and does not present side effects as do some painkillers available on the market. The Guna method is a form of regulating medicine that teaches your body to heal itself. Quite a different approach to normal therapies that target principally the problem but not the source of the problem. At Thonglor Clinic you can discuss your problems and explore alternative therapies for a multitude of problems. Thonglor Clinic can deal with aesthetic medicine and surgery but also allows you to enjoy your retirement/holiday time to their full extent with the help of the Guna Method. Why suffer or limit yourself? Enjoy life! Thonglor Clinic – Pattaya is conveniently situated on Thappraya Road. For more information or to book a free consultation contact 038 252 055.


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Vol. 03 No. 21 | Nov 1-15, 2015

Spa Promotions Good Health Starts Here at Lifestyle on 26, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Lifestyle on 26 offers the best value with privileged membership cards: Corporate PureFit card for a group of three persons above, priced at 30,000 baht and Corporate FitSpa card for a group of three persons above, priced at 34,000 baht. Register by the end of November and get additional one to three months membership, three sessions of one-on-one coaching from professional trainer as well as attend various classes without additional costs. Special privileges include: • Sports bag • Free use of fitness locker with full set of locker amenities • Your guest passes free of charge • Free access to tennis court and swimming pool • 20-30 percent discount on spa a la carte treatments • 15-20 percent discount on spa retail items • 25 percent discount at Le Salon • 50 percent savings at Centara Hotels and Resorts (Rooms)

Liposuction without Surgery Keeping in shape is among the biggest headache most people have these days . However, there are now some various treatments to remove the fats without surgery. Mesotherapy treatment is a non-surgical cosmetic solution aimed at diminishing problem areas in your body such as cellulite, by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen excess weight, body contouring, and face/neck rejuvenation, just to name a few. It is administered via numerous injections containing various types of FDA approved medicines, vitamins, and minerals. These new non-surgical procedure offers all the benefit of traditional liposuction but without a risk for surgery. It re-contour your body in those areas that don’t response to diet and exercise alone. Mesotherapy (Meso Lipo) This procedure involves introduction into fat cells through injection and destroys them. This process also burn fat underneath the skin.

For more information or details, contact 02 100 6299 or email spacgcw@chr.co.th.

Passion Fruity Body Treats

5 Irresistible reason why you should go for Mesolipo injection: -It dissolve excess fat deposit in just the right place. -It helps you lose inches, decrease bulk and improve your body shape and contour. -It removes fibrotic, hardened connective tissue and hence improve the appearance of your skin with the reduction of cellulite. - It soothes and tightens your skin. - No Downtime. You can immediately return to your social and working life. Nicha Clinic offers a Body Complex that consist of 4 treatment to lose weight plus a free slimming capsule intended for 1 month.

at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok To pleasantly end the rainy season, it is time for the skin to be pampered, and Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok is offering a luxury fresh fruits treatment designed to soothe the skin in preparation for the cold season. Available from now until December 31, 2015 at 2,500 baht ++ per person for a two-hour spa treatment. The package includes a 30-minute Fruit Salad Smoothie Body Exfoliating Treatment followed by a 70-minute Orange Blossom Aromatherapy Massage and finally a 20-minute Lymphatic Drainage and Head Massage. For more information or reservations, contact Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4292 and 4567 or email spacenvareecglb@chr.co.th.

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

THE MONOCLE GUIDE TO COSY HOMES 9783899555608 The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes celebrates the durable and the meaningful through a collection of homes that tell a story. Most architecture and interior books show houses polished to perfection, manicured to the extent that it is hard to imagine anybody actually lives there: they seem to miss the point that homes are meant to be inhabited. They should be able to take scuffs and knocks and to be part of a community, whether in a Chicago skyscraper or on Australia’s sunshine coast.

Meso Lipo for only 8,500 Baht Show this coupon to avail free 1 Therma Slim and 1 Carboxytherapy

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.

Think Thin

Do you scold yourself for not losing weight? How critical are you of the size of your thighs, hips, stomach? How often do you complain to family and friends about how fat you are? Stop it. Stop such thoughts and stop such talk. People who believe themselves to be overweight are more likely to gain weight, according to a 2015 study published in the International Journal of Obesity. The British researchers analyzed three datasets, two from the U.S. and one from the U.K., comprising about 14,000 people in all. All three datasets followed people for at least seven years. In two of the three datasets, about 40 percent of people believed they were overweight; they gained nearly one point more of body mass index (BMI) than those who didn’t see themselves as overweight. In the third study, about

two-thirds considered themselves overweight and gained 0.3 BMI points more than those who didn’t. The results were consistent regardless of whether participants were actually overweight. Have you often tried to lose weight and failed? Such experiences can instill a sense of hopelessness. You might feel you have no control over your weight. So stop repeating the same thoughts and failed attempts of the past. Forget about your weight. Instead, focus on what you do have control over: what you eat and how active you are. Take charge of what goes into your mouth—avoiding unhealthy foods and drinks. And take charge of your activities. Make a promise to yourself that you will walk 10 minutes a day. Yes, even that little helps to improve your life and provides a sense of doing something. You no doubt will double or treble your walking routine in a matter of weeks. The British study also determined that people who think of themselves as overweight are more inclined to binge eat or stress eat. Do not permit negative thoughts to control your eating habits. Think thin and healthy. Simply put, to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you take in. There are only two ways to do this: reduce the number of calories you take in each day, or increase the number of calories you burn each day. Once you learn to do this you will be in charge of your life…and your weight.

LONELY PLANET’S WILD WORLD By LONELY PLANET 9781743607480 From Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guide publisher, Wild World, the follow-up to the super-sized bestseller Beautiful World, is a vivid and compelling portrait of the world in which we live. Featuring breathtaking images of the natural world, this gorgeous collection of full-page photographs, carefully curated by Lonely Planet’s photography experts, brings the world’s wildest corners into your home. Incredible and majestic wildlife spectacles and natural phenomena are spellbindingly on display in this beautiful, noexpense-spared hardback.


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Vol. 03 No. 21 | Nov 1-15, 2015

All-New FORD EVEREST 3.2 Titanium Plus 4x4 AT The Big, Bold and Powerful 7-Seater Ford SUV has Arrived!

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

photos courtesy of Ford Thailand

Named after the highest mountain on our planet, the 8,848-meter Mount Everest, here is the second generation long-awaited Ford Everest, one of the biggest and most powerful SUVs available in the Kingdom. The new Ford Everest is manufactured at AutoAlliance Rayong plant. This vehicle is worlds apart from the first generation Ford Everest, which was more of a pick-up truck with two extra rows of seats. I know because I drove one from Bangkok to Samui, round trip, many years ago. OK, by definition the Everest is also a PPV (passenger pick-up vehicle) based on the Ford Ranger platform or bodyon-frame concept but it sure looks like a real SUV inside and out. Drivability and handling is impressive, too. Design: The new Everest takes its styling cues from Ford Ranger, with a similar facade. But real changes in appearance are seen in the elongated roof line and the mighty 20-inch alloy wheel. The rear impresses with more

premium SUV looks. Maybe little bit of Land Rover. A tad of BMW in the LED tail lamp cluster. The chrome garnish has been added sparingly. I like that. Interior: The cabin and cockpit are significantly upgraded over the previous Everest and exude a sense of refinement. For example, the top of the dashboard trim. Chocolate brown leather and contrast double white stitching. “Like a Gucci, Louis Vuitton bag, said my wife” The cabin accommodates seven persons in three rows with beige leather-upholstered seats under two panoramic moonroof systems. The second passenger row features A/C controls and 12V power outlet. The third boasts of a power-fold seat. In all 30 storage compartments. Total cargo space 2,010 liters with second and third rows folded. And let’s not forget the automatic liftgate. Double, 'click-click' the key fob and the gate opens/closes smoothly. Cool!

The cockpit comes with a multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel that can be adjusted for rake only, not reach. In the center console an 8-inch touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC™ 2 voice activation system. Call family and friends just by saying their name. Play your music the way you like. More bells and whistles, cruise control, driver information: Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert. Everything at your fingertips. Powertrain: Under the hood a big block 3.2-liter Ford’s Duratorq TDCi turbocharged diesel delivering 200 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque. The engine power is channeled through a 6-speed automatic transmission that can be manipulated in semi-manual mode. In case you wanna go off-road Ford Everest's Terrain Management System (similar to Range Rover's Terrain Response) gives you four driving modes – Normal, Snow (not in Thailand!), Gravel/Grass, Sand and Rock, the Everest will automatically

adjust torque split between the front and rear axles, and throttle response to cope with driving on the sort of terrain you’ve chosen. The system also features Hill Descent Control (previously only available in Land Rovers and BMW X series), HDC which lets you take the vehicle down steep slopes without any need of throttle or brake inputs. More off-road features: ground clearance of 225 mm and water wading capability of 800 mm. The Drive: Out on the road commanding cockpit view, all around. Light steering, which gets stiffer with increasing speed. Acceleration is not overwhelming but adequate with tons of diesel torque when you put the pedal to the metal. Steady as a rock she goes. Enough power on tap and four-wheel drive. Exactly what we needed on our test drive to the North where we encountered torrential rain showers, roadworks, potholes, gravel, detours, bypasses and countless 10- and 18-wheel container trucks and buses for overtaking. Last but not least. Urban drivers with parking anxiety? No problem with Everest's rear view camera and rear parking sensors. You’ll need it.

Especially when parking in tight spaces with pillars and concrete dividers – in the dark. Well, this Titanium Plus does not come with a navigator. But I rather have the back-up camera and sensor – than the electronic map. Verdict: Overall the new Everest really is a cut above a lot of other SUVs in this popular segment. A trendsetter, game changer in the family 7-seater SUV market. Ford's slogan says: “ENGINEERED FOR EXTRAORDINARY”. I'd like to add: “ENGINEERED AND STYLED FOR EXTRAORDINARY”. Ford Everest retail price starts from 1,269,000 baht for the entry-level 2.2L Titanium 4x2 AT variant. Pattaya Today's Automotive tested the top-spec 3.2L Titanium+ 4x4 AT in Cool White exterior color. Price: 1,599,000 baht. FORD EVEREST 3.2 Titanium Plus 4x4 AT Engine: 5-cylinder in-line 3.2-liter turbo diesel Power: 200 hp Torque: 480 Nm Transmission: 6-speed automatic Average fuel consumption: 14 km/l Top speed: 180 km/h www.ford.co.th


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Door 2 Door

Pattaya's Best Restaurants Delivered to your Door!

Whether you are a local or a foreigner, you will definitely appreciate sumptuous meals served on your table. Door 2 Door food delivery service will make sure that you have the best-tasting cuisines in Pattaya. In fact, Door 2 Door have listed all the top-quality restaurants and food providers all over the city to make sure that they can cater to all your needs.

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o, whether you are looking for European, American, Italian, or Thai dishes, you do not have to look any further, as Door 2 Door have them all. All you need to do is check out the menus in the website, www. door2doorpattaya.com, and order a gastronomic feast for you and your family. Founded as a home delivery food courier on November 14, 2003 in Pattaya, Door 2 Door are a full-service food courier providing delivery from restaurants in Pattaya, Naklua and Jomtien direct to your door, whether that is your office, house, condo or bar! Door 2 Door were the first to offer this service in Pattaya. The emphasis has been on providing the highest quality service to customers, in the speediest fashion. Door 2 Door continually strive to provide on-time food delivery, professional employees and an efficient service by building a strong working relationship with the restaurants that supply the food. Currently Door 2 Door service in excess of 73 restaurants and also deliver party food, pies, tobacco products, and wines and spirits. The restaurant clients include international and Thai cuisines ranging from American to Vietnamese, and the client base is constantly expanding since Door 2 Door’s partnership with Foodpanda in July 2014. Door 2 Door operate food delivery service direct to you from 11 am to 3 am daily, seven days a week. Continued on page P6/26

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Business News Bangkok Airways opens new direct route between Phuket and Hat Yai Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited launched the new direct route between Phuket and Hat Yai. The new service started serving daily flight on October 11, 2015.

Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, president of Bangkok Airways PCL, said “Bangkok Airways foresees the potential of Phuket and Hat Yai as prominent destinations of leisure and

Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi named outstanding women business leader for green growth

Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi (second from right), executive vice president of Sukosol Hotels Group, received the Outstanding Woman Business Leader for Green Growth award from The Federation of Business and Professional

Women’s Associations of Thailand and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for her outstanding strategy and success in promoting “green growth” in Thailand. The ceremony was held at JW Marriott Bangkok.

Wyndham Hotel Group’s expansion accelerates in Southeast Asia with seven new properties Wyndham Hotel Group’s aggressive growth in Southeast Asia is showing no signs of slowing down, as the hotel company signed seven new franchise agreements during ITB Asia in Singapore. The properties will be located across tourist hot spots in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam under Ramada®, Days Inn® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brands. Barry Robinson, Wyndham Hotel Group’s president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim, said the seven new franchise agreements boost the company’s strategic efforts to expand its brands even further across the region.

“South East Asia is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination with an estimated 100 million visitors annually,” said Robinson. “With visitor numbers continuing to rise, we have our sights set on growing our presence to meet this demand over the coming years. We know our range of globally recognised brands will offer the utmost in value and services to meet the needs of today’s travellers in Southeast Asia.” Five of the newly signed properties will be located in Thailand: Days Inn Rest Sea Jomtien Beach Pattaya, Days Inn Siam Central Pattaya, Days Inn Patong

business. Phuket is recognized as one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions where millions of travelers from all over the world have visited. Hat Yai is a major commercial city of Southern Thailand and a gateway to Malaysia and Singapore. This new service between Phuket and Hat Yai will certainly enhance the growth of tourism and economy due to the convenience and ease of travel. “Bangkok Airways currently operates several routes between Phuket and Thailand’s most popular destinations such as Phuket-Bangkok (eight flights daily), Phuket-Chiang Mai (one flight daily), Phuket-Samui (four flights daily) and PhuketU-Tapao (Pattaya) (one flight daily). This new direct route will certainly offer a greater choice to

our passengers in Hat Yai to be able to connect to Phuket and to other destinations within Bangkok Airways network, which ultimately will drive the tourism industry in both ends,” Puttipong added. Bangkok Airways serves daily flight between Phuket and Hat Yai, operated by ATR72500/600 which consists of 70

economy class seats. From Phuket to Hat Yai, PG298 departs from Phuket at 07:25 hrs arrives Hat Yai at 08:30 hrs and back to Phuket by PG299 departs from Hat Yai at 09:10 hrs arrives Phuket at 10:15 hrs. For more information and reservation, visit www.bangkokair. com or call center at 1771 (24 hrs).

Mazda celebrates first CX-3 production in Thailand Mazda Motor Corporation held a ceremony to celebrate the start of production of the all-new Mazda CX-3 at AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AAT), the company’s production facility in Rayong. Approximately 300 people attended the ceremony, including Mazda’s Managing Executive Officers Kiyotaka Shobuda and Kazuhisa Fujikawa as well as executives and employees of AAT. Production of the all-new Mazda CX-3 began at the Hiroshima Plant in Japan in December last year. AAT is the second production location and the first overseas facility to start producing the model. “AAT is an extremely important hub that consolidates our system for supplying the CX-3 promptly and consistently to the growing compact SUV market,” commented Kiyotaka Shobuda. “By providing customers with Thai-produced vehicles that are as high-quality as those we make in Japan, we will work towards further

raising our brand image.” The all-new CX-3 is the fifth model in Mazda's line-up of newgeneration vehicles featuring the full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODOSoul of Motion design. As a new kind of compact crossover SUV, it offers all the essentials people look for in a car: a quality, stylish design; packaging developed for ease-of-use; and responsive driving performance.

Mazda launched the CX-3 in Japan in February this year as a new core model and has since begun sales in other key markets, including North America, Europe and Australia. Mazda plans to continue its efforts to enrich people's lives through a variety of touch points, including the production of highquality cars, and become a brand with which customers feel a strong emotional connection.

Beach Phuket and Ramada Suites Wong Amat Pattaya, all of which are owned by Ratanakorn Asset and managed by KosMopolitan Hospitality, and Ramada ChaoFa Phuket. The flurry of development also heralds Wyndham Hotel Group’s debut in Vietnam with

Wyndham Legend Halong, and its expansion in Malaysia with Ramada Resort Lumut. To celebrate its growth in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group will launch its Explore Our World promotion to consumers in the region on

November 2, 2015, which will give guests the opportunity to experience Wyndham’s growing portfolio of accommodations with discounts and other benefits. For more information on the promotion, visit www.wyndhamap.com beginning November 2.


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Legal & Expat Money

LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

Thailand Labor and Employment What are the standard working hours in Thailand? An employee’s working time shall not exceed eight hours per day or 48 hours per week. If the nature of work may be harmful to the health and safety of an employee, the working time shall not exceed seven hours per day or 42 hours per week. An employee must be given at least one day holiday in a week and at least one hour resting time after working continuously for five hours in a day. Can an employer require an employee to work on traditional holidays or weekly holidays? An employer shall not require an employee to work on a holiday unless it is emergency work or the nature of work requires it to be performed

continuously and stoppage may cause damage to the work. However, hotel businesses, entertainment establishments, transportation, food and beverage services, medical establishments, clubs and associations may require their employees to work on a holiday. The employer must then make an agreement with the employee to take another day off to substitute for the traditional holidays or the employer is obliged to pay holiday pay to the employee. How many days of traditional holidays are given in a year? Employees in Thailand are entitled to 13 paid traditional holidays per year. How many days of annual leave should be given in a year? An employee who has worked for an uninterrupted period of one year is entitled to annual leave of not less than six working days in one year. The employer and the employee may agree in advance to accumulate and postpone any annual leave that has not yet been taken in a year to be included in the following years. How many days of sick leave is an employee entitled to in a year? An employee is entitled to sick leave as long as he or she is actually sick and shall receive the basic pay during the sick leave not exceeding 30 working

days per one calendar year. For sick leave of three days or more, employees are required to produce a certificate from a first-class physician or an official medical establishment. Can an employer require an employee to work seven days in a week without granting him any weekly holiday? An employer shall provide an employee a weekly holiday of not less than one day per week, and the interval shall not be more than six days. The employer and employee in a hotel business, transportation, work in a forest, work in a location lacking basic facilities, or any other work as prescribed in the ministerial regulation may agree in advance to

accumulate and postpone weekly holidays to be taken any time, but they must be taken within a period of four consecutive weeks. What are the laws protecting pregnant employees? An employer shall be prohibited to require a pregnant employee to perform any of the following: • work involving vibrating machinery or engine; • work of driving or going on a vehicle; • work of lifting, carrying, pulling or pushing of loads in excess of 15 kilograms; • work on a boat; or • any other work as prescribed in the ministerial regulation Employers must not require their pregnant employees to work between 10 pm and 6 am, to work overtime, or to work on holidays. Where the pregnant employee works in an executive position, academic work, clerical work or work relating to finance or accounting, the employer may require the employee to work overtime in the working days as long as there is no effect on the health of the pregnant employee and with prior consent on each occasion. An employee who is pregnant shall be entitled to maternity leave of not more than 90 days for each pregnancy and shall be entitled to wages for maternity leave equivalent to the wage of a working day throughout the leave period, but not exceeding 45 days per year.

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

There’s no Silver Bullet There probably never will be a foolproof, one-size-fits-all answer to the dilemma of trying to produce a worthwhile return on savings with minimal or no risk. The idea that a host of risk-free opportunities exists out there that will continually provide a multiple of the returns offered by banks is a myth. The conundrum is this: in order to achieve worthwhile results, money has to be placed in asset-backed investments of some sort. These come in assorted colours but all have issues generally connected, to some extent, with risk and/or liquidity. Let’s take some of the ‘hard asset’ funds that have performed well throughout the slowly disappearing financial crisis. By ‘hard asset’, we mean funds that hold tangible holdings, such as property. As a strategy, they must invest up to 90 percent of the fund in the class of investment they have chosen to base their fund in, because, as for everyone else, ‘cash’ does not perform, so the more invested, the more likely a better return for clients. This is fine until, for whatever reason, redemptions exceed subscriptions over a prolonged period, leading to a liquidity problem, i.e. they have to sell prime assets under forced conditions – far from ideal. The choices they then face are to ‘gate’ (suspend) the fund until cash is realised from the orderly sale of assets, or draw on either pre-arranged or renegotiated finance facilities to maintain liquidity. The fact that a particular fund finds itself in this position does not mean that the investments it holds are now worth less than they were three months ago. The reality is that regrouping to handle such a problem probably means that the fund will come out of this period stronger and better placed to deal with investment outflows. This, of course, does not help those who need to withdraw money during a suspended period. However, to illustrate the case, imagine you own a property in prime central London with a tenant and a mortgage. If the tenant stops paying the rent which covers the mortgage, it doesn’t mean the property is worth any less, it just means you have a liquidity problem and a bad tenant. Excess redemptions occur for a number of possible reasons but often, in part, because investors are used to seeing a steady notch up of their fund value every month with such funds, combined with the whole ‘short termism’ thinking today, often brought about by 24/7 access to fund values, brings some to the conclusion that the first time yields slip, most likely temporarily, it’s time to get out. This short-term view is crippling for most investments that aren’t in the bank. Yes, if you buy and sell the right stock on the markets at the right time, you can achieve significant results, but most investors miss the boat and buy at a ‘high’ and sell at a ‘low’, because their experience in the markets and that same short termism takes over, often brought about by the fear created when a price drops and the unwillingness to look further ahead and ride out the curves. If you go back just a decade, or perhaps two, you would see that those who generally made money on the markets were investors who bought ‘blue chip’ stock and held them for the long term. This is largely what Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway does, albeit on a much grander scale. As with most things, a spread of investments is desirable but not diversification for its own sake. A mix of well-selected, different asset classes to make up a portfolio gives balance and reduces risk. Also, when deciding on your holdings, consideration should be given as to whether capital growth or income is the main objective. Clearly both are desirable but usually one of the two is the prime focus. 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

Property Report Congress in Singapore! What is the Property Report Congress 2015? A dedicated forum for industry leaders, VIPs and Southeast Asia Property Awards winners and judges focusing on how to continue driving growth and excellence in the world’s most dynamic real estate markets. After a brief introduction by Terry Blackburn, Ensign Media’s managing director, the Property Report Congress opened in Singapore last month with it two special keynote speakers. First, Mark L. Clifford, executive director, Asia Business Council, addressed the topic, ‘How to Make Green Development Pay.’ Clifford previously served as editor-in-chief of the South China Morning Post; publisher and editor-in-chief of The Standard, and regional editor of Business Week. He authored ‘The Greening of Asia’ (2015), co-authored ‘Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation’ (2012) and wrote the Council’s book ‘Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings Are Key to Asia’s Future’ (2007). Clifford was followed by Nicholas Holt, head of Knight Frank’s research platform in the Asia-Pacific since 2012, who spoke to ‘The Outlook for Asian Real Estate in 2015.’ He is responsible for tracking market performance, producing specialist research reports and providing regional commentary on property markets. Holt’s international experience extends across the UK, mainland Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Next on the agenda was the The Leaders Forum which featured insights from industry leaders on the burgeoning success of real estate companies in Southeast Asia and the challenges and opportunities of ASEAN integration. Featured speakers were from the following countries: Malaysia Dato Colin is managing director of the Tan Group, part of the Hatten Group of Companies. He has led the way for the Hatten Group to become one of the top 10 property developers in Malaysia. Indonesia Candra Ciputra, CEO, Ciputra Group, who for more than 20 years has demonstrated commitment to Indonesia’s real estate industry, leading the company’s PT Ciputra Property Tbk as president director, and PT Ciputra Residence and PT Ciputra Surya as director since the early 1990s, among other subsidiaries. Vietnam Nguyen Hoang Tuan, chairman and founder, SonKim Holdings Investment, who with more than two decades of successful leadership experience to his name, is an MBA graduate from the Southern California University’s international programme in Vietnam. He has helped SonKim Group pioneer unique lifestyle-cum-business ideas in real estate, fashion, retail and media in Vietnam, building highly successful partnerships with government, local and international firms. Philippines Ramon D. Rufino, executive vice-president, The Net Group, a young and dynamic leader

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

with a passion for green building and sustainability. In 2013 he was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Green Building Council, a national non-stock profit organization he co-incorporated in 2007 that promotes the BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence) certification. Myanmar Dr. Stephen Suen, founding chairman, Marga Group, whose vision and leadership helped turn the region’s attention to Myanmar’s fledging property sector, mainly through the much-talked about Dagon City 1 project. He had hoped the project would help contribute to the pace and quality of Yangon’s urbanization process. Next on the agenda was Country Focused Opportunity Sessions hosted and moderated by the heads of the Asia Property Awards Judges Panels. The theme of the Break Out Session was the widespread oversupply, political instability, the unstoppable US dollar, China’s woes...and the big question: Will the ASEAN markets be walking dead in 2016? Some key points of the day: How the implementation of the AEC will affect cross-border transactions and investment: - With the AEC's long-awaited introduction only a couple of months away, what should we be wary of and what should we welcome? - The potential fall of China and what that means for ASEAN markets: How big a shadow will

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

the uncertainty regarding China's economy cast over the region and can Europe and the US, if necessary, fill the void? - The significance of political and economic stability in attracting overseas buyers: Although often cited as two key factors that encourage foreign investment in real estate, markets that have faced instability, such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, over the past year have not witnessed a significant decline. Are they really that important? - What the strengthening USD dollar and fall of regional currencies mean for the ASEAN property markets: The return of the greenback is good news for the US economy but what impact will it have here in Asia? These country-by-country focused opportunity sessions generated some interesting points of view and engaging looks into the property industry for each of the involved countries which included panels for Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

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

I moderated the Thailand panel, and asked participants: ‘With Russian buyers retreating, sluggish investment from the rest of Europe and the US, and the predicted influx of Chinese investors yet to arrive, what now for Thailand’s major resort markets such as Phuket and Pattaya’? After a positive reaction to this rather negative and challenging query, the final question was even gloomier--although it, too, brought a resounding and positive response: ‘Teflon Thailand, as it’s tritely dubbed, is well-known for its resilience, but with poor yields outside of its luxury segment, is it fair to say that Bangkok’s market is consistently one of the region's least desirable capital cities for investment’? When the Thailand panel’s time was up, it was quite clear to all that Thailand’s top professionals within the panel had strong and clear voices envisaging a positive and strong future for the nation’s real estate sector. All said and done, it was apparent to everyone that Amazing Thailand--The Comeback Kid--was still as amazing as ever!

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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ZET ESTATE Pattaya & Bangkok Savvy Property Consultants A group of investors from Bangkok with broad experience in Pattaya investment have recently set up their new property consultancy and management office right in the heart of Pattaya. Zet Estate is being run by Siraprapa "Jeep" Raksujarit and her partners Jirayu "Ham" Rungvichaniwat and Chatchawan "Kim" Wattanachote. They are trained and approved by The National Association of Realtors (NAR) which guarantees that they are working in a professional manner with high experience. Jeep has been working as a professional realtor for a Bangkok agency and developer for several years and also invests in Pattaya and Bangkok properties. Ham has invested in Pattaya properties a value of more than 60 million baht in the past two years. Kim, also an investor, is a blogger of Properth website, which contains full of information in real estate and investment. He said, “With our experience in Pattaya investment, we can evaluate price trend, worthiness, and return on investment that

can guarantee you will get a highly potential property from us.” All three saw the potential here in Pattaya, so they have moved to the city and set up an office close to Big C Extra in Central Pattaya. Ham said, “We realize that the customers' needs are top priority. If you want to buy, sell, rent or invest in a property, we offer a professional consulting service which specializes in Pattaya and Bangkok properties. Moreover they have “Zet Care One Stop Service” for all your property needs such as maid service, interior design and home loan consultation. And they came up with 4B of Zet Estate: Best Quality, Best Price, Best Service, and Best Choice. In the past two years, Zet Estate has invested more than 500 million baht in many developments and condos. In these and other condos they also handle the management for over 100 units. They are now promoting projects in Pattaya, Jomtien and Sri Racha. “Pattaya City is a good place for

Ham, Jeep and Kim

Siraprapa "Jeep" Raksujarit investment and a perfect place for second home. The property in Pattaya has a higher rent of more than 8 to 10 percent compared with Bangkok real estate which only offer between 3 to 5 percent returns. Also many Bangkok buyers are looking for a second home by the sea too,” said Jeep. She mentioned that there is, in some areas of the capital, an oversupply of units with 200,000 baht per square metre compared with beachfront units in Pattaya going for 100,000 baht per square metre. Some of their customers are even buying two to three units, keeping one as a holiday home while renting out the other units to tourists or expats. Jeep was also very positive, saying, “Although the developers have been having to deal with the Russian investors, many Bangkok investors realize that there are great opportunities to buy now at a good price with good profits here in the future. The Chinese are also going to be a big factor as well.” “As an example in a prime location a small studio in Bangkok can cost approximately 7 million baht whereas the same studio in Pattaya's beachfront can be bought for less than 2 million baht.” They are now working with several Pattaya- and Bangkok-based developers such as Blue Sky Group, Global Top Group, APUS Development Group, The Urban Property, One Group Development,

Origin Property, and Serene Property and Development. Once they find a suitable unit, they then provide the client with a detailed report covering a survey, all the information and they also calculate the rental returns and the eventual profits on that unit. Zet Estate literally are a one-stop shop as apart from sourcing good investments, they can also arrange bank loans and manage the property down to finding a suitable tenant.

“We will offer you the best deals with the best location to maximize your satisfaction because when you come with us, you are a part of our family, like our slogan: All your property needs we can set,” Jeep concludes. Zet Estate Tel: 033 043 767, 082 999 3182 Email: info@zetestate.com www.zetestate.com


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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 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 1 million up 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 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 038-373735 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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Houses for Sale

(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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(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 Lovely Home and Spacious in Town! Selling Price 6 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 400 Sqm interior/129 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 (PR0855) 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)


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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

Houses for Sale

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) Great Family Home 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) 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) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 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 (PR6004) 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

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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) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah. (PLD0706) Soi Tungklomtanmun Area! Selling Price is 21,000,000 Million 14 Rai. (PLD0964) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai. (PLD0018) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 96,000,000 Million 2 Rai. (PLD0003) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai. (PLD0004) Soi Chaiyapornvithi Area! Selling Price is 40,000,000 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0002)

HOUSES FOR SALE

Lovely Home and Spacious in Town! Selling Price 6 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 400 Sqm interior/129 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! (PR0855) 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) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. (PR6004)

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, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 560 Sqm./140TLW. (PR5958) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/125 TLW. (PR6902) Nice Rental Home near Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 420 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5086) 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 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. (PR0359) 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) 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)

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Houses for Sale

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

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Houses for Rent

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

T h e Aw a r d Wi n n i n g Development Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 260 Sqm/110 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. 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, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 560 Sqm./140TLW. 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 (PR5958) Lovely Thai Bali Style Homes! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 300 Sqm/125 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6902) Nice Rental Home near Phoenix Golf Course Area! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 420 Sqm/200 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 (PR5086) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6999) Central Jomtien - This is a really spacious 255 sqm two storey property with large 480 sqm tropical landscaped gardens and near the new Jomtien 2nd Road and just 250m from Jomtien Beach. Stylishly furnished throughout offering 3 en-suite bedrooms with balconies, 3 bathrooms, guest bathroom, large open plan lounge, dining area, European kitchen, lawned garden with patio terrace, covered parking, communal

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pool, 24/7 security... Just a short stroll to the beach and numerous restaurants, shops, bars and taxis. Minimum rental period of 6 months applies 50,000baht and 1 year contract 45,000baht per month Website Ref: HSER014. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@pattayajomtien-property.com. w w w. p a t t a y a - j o m t i e n property.com

Condos for Sale

View Talay Building 1B, 13 th Floor Jomtien Side for Lovely Sea Views. 32 sqm studio just been decorated, nice big Euro kitchen, fridge freezer, all matching furniture, big screen TV, new A/C. This condominium is located right near the main Jomtien to Pattaya Road. Ideal for buses and taxis and ideal for renting. Nice big swimming pool, bars and shops. Don’t miss it! For only 1,450,000 baht. In foreign name. Call: 084 529 9939 Porchland Condominium Jomtien 800 Meters to Beach. Lovely 38 sqm, 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1 lounge, 1 bathroom unit with beautiful lake views from the balcony. Fully furnished with nice Euro kitchen, fridge freezer, 2 big screen TVs, 2 A/Cs, everything as new. Building only 2 years old, lovely swimming pool, fitness center. Private sale. Only 1,390,000 baht in foreign name. Call Alan: 087 139 1570 Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo

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apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great 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 (PR0359) 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667)


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Foreigner Ownership in Jomtien’s La Royale! Selling Price 11.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 148 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4015) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662)

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

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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 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

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to Jomtien Beach. Great value for money, probably the best one bedroom available in these popular buildings. Price: 2.5m Bt in foreign name. Ref Code: CDOS835. Tel. 085 129 5657 Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com View Talay Residence These ever popular modern low rise buildings are ideally located just 150m from Jomtien Beach and 75m from the Night Plaza and fresh food market. This 55 sqm studio really is one of the best value for money studios we have offered. Stylishly furnished throughout, spacious living area with built-in wardrobes, 1 luxurious bathroom, large European kitchen, large balcony overlooking the communal pool, sauna, 24/7 security and close to all amenities and taxis. For Sale: 3.2m Bt in foreign name. Website Ref: CDOS885. Tel: 085 129 5657. Email: lam@ pattaya-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.com

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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Land for Sale

Condos for Rent

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/ Bathrooms, 217 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 (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-jomtien-property. com. www.pattaya-jomtienproperty.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.

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) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 3 2 4 Ta r a n g Wa h F o r 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 (PLD0706) Soi Tungklomtanmun Area! Selling Price is 21,000,000 Million 14 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 (PLD0964) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 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 (PLD0018) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 96,000,000 Million 2 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 (PLD0003) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai 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 (PLD0004) Soi Chaiyapornvithi Area! Selling Price is 40,000,000 Million 7 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(PLD0002) 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.

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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

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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

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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

Know-It-All Consider the following conversation between a teacher and his student in the classroom: Student: Teacher, how do I find the area of a triangle? Teacher: Hey, I don't want to just feed you information! I want to teach you how to learn! In fact, I want to teach you to learn how to learn. I want to help you to become a learning learner! Student: You have no idea how to find the area of a triangle, do you? Teacher: See! You figured that out all by yourself! One of the first things I

by Tim Swihart

discovered when I aspired to be a teacher (and a parent) was that it didn’t require me to know everything – much to my relief. In fact, as teachers and parents, we do our children a great disservice if we try to convince them we know all the answers. They need to understand the reality that learning is a lifelong process. “Learning” tends to sound rather boring and formidable when associated with “life-long process.” But it doesn’t have to be. It can be an adventure, and even fun. We simply need to tap into one of the things our children do best

– play and have fun. Child psychologists have long known that when children play, they are not just having fun, but they are practicing and developing skills they will use later in life. In other words, they are “practicing” to become healthy, well-adjusted and successful adults. Play stimulates key areas in the brain, not only for enjoyment but also for maximizing learning, experiencing creativity and, ultimately, selfactualization. Game theory, and its application to learning, is on the cutting edge among educators who are seeking to

initiate their students in the learning process. They are finding it not only engages students to become highly competent in academics, but it also prepares them for life by stimulating creative thinking skills. Consider just a few of the ways “playing” not only leads to learning maximization, but also lays the groundwork for success in life: 1. To play a game, you have to know the rules. Life Lesson: knowledge is power 2. To enjoy the game, you have to know the objective – why you are playing. Life Lesson: life is more rewarding and enjoyable when you know your purpose

Drama tips and awards for GIS students by Mark Beales

A UK-based drama company has visited Garden International School (GIS) to pass on some top acting tips. Performance Exchange made a special trip to GIS to give students in Years 9 and 10 some tips on acting and performing.

Actors held workshops with students who are studying IGCSE Drama and World Literature, with a focus on Shakespeare and movement. For the final lesson of the day, all Secondary students enjoyed watching a performance by the actors.

A GIS student sings at a recent show

Some even helped perform some of Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquies. To see a video of the day, go to www.gardenrayong.com. On another note, GIS students swept the boards following recent drama-based examinations. Dozens of GIS Secondary

students took part in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations. The results have been released and show that GIS students did brilliantly, gaining the highest grades and the best overall results in the region. GeeGee in Year 11 did particularly well, scoring 99 percent in her test – higher than anyone from any other school in this part of Thailand. Other amazing scores include Shaniya and Seren with 98 and Henry with 97 out of 100. Year 10 students have begun studying IGCSE Drama at GIS for the first time this year, and, based on these scores, should do very well. Drama teacher Mr Lund said, “These great results reflect the huge amount of talent that we are fortunate to have here at GIS, as well as the dedication and commitment shown by the students and their teachers. This confirms again that GIS is the leading centre for the Arts in this region.” Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

3. To be successful in the game, you have to develop and use a strategy. Life Lesson: success in life is dependent on having a plan and working your plan – know where you are going (purpose), know how to get there (rules, strategy), then go for it. 4. To improve performance in the game, you must learn how to deal with the disappointment of failure and the satisfaction of victory in order to learn from both and, as a result, enhance performance each time the game is played. Life Lesson: both failure and success can be used to strive for improvement and achieve self-actualization. Using games and play as a

part of learning certainly has its place in the classroom. One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is not our knowledge, but rather the gift of learning to learn. I firmly believe that games and play are vital to that endeavor. As Year 7 teacher and part of the team of educators at Mooltripakdee International School (MIS), I am always striving to mold my students into learning learners. I am also trying to determine how to find the area of a triangle, just in case the question ever comes up! Tim Swihart is Year 7 head teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That 50 years of Jack Kennedy mythology

Popular Conspiracy Theories

by Barry Kenyon

Most people still believe that U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s eyeball-to-eyeball war of nerves with the Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev-in which the latter blinked first-- saved the world from nuclear war during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. There was a confrontation on Oct. 24 of that year between US destroyers and Soviet ships carrying nuclear missiles to Cuba. According the legend, the Soviet vessels were within a few miles

of the US blockade line, yet turned away at the last minute. This was the moment when Secretary of State Dean Rusk memorably said, “I think the other fellow just blinked”. This eyeball-toeyeball imagery has made for great drama and documentaries down the years, but has been responsible for some of the most disastrous decisions in American foreign policy including the escalation of the Vietnam war under presi-

dent Lyndon Baines Johnson and the invasion of Iraq under George W. Bush. The imagery lives on. In late 2012 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on President Barack Obama to “draw a line in the sand” about Iran’s nuclear program, “just as President Kennedy set a red line during the Cuban crisis”. The truth is rather different. The lead Soviet ship, the Kimovsk, was actually 750 miles away from the American blockade line, heading back to the Soviet Union, at the time of the supposed eyeball contact incident. Acting to avert a naval showdown, Soviet Premier Khrushchev had turned aside his missile-carrying freighters 30 hours previously. It’s true that Kennedy was preparing for an eyeball-toeyeball confrontational moment but it never happened. There is now plenty of evidence that both Kennedy and Khrushchev were a lot less steely than is often supposed. Thus, transcripts from the White House deliberations at the time show Kennedy was willing to make significant concessions, including a public trade-off of Soviet missiles in Cuba for American missiles

in Turkey and even the surrender of the United States Navy base at Guantanamo Bay. Although there was certainly a dire risk of war in 1962, it was not caused by a clash of wills. The real threat came from the “fog of war”, the danger that as two superpowers prepared for the worst, there might be a breakdown in communication or a misunderstanding which could plunge the world into chaos. On Oct. 27, Soviet troops in Cuba targeted Guantanamo with tactical nuclear weapons and shot down an American U-2 spy plane. Another U2 got lost over Soviet Union airspace and MiG jet fighters were already in the air even as Alaska Air Defense Command scrambled F-102 interceptors armed with tactical nuclear weapons. In the Caribbean, a Soviet submarine commander very nearly launched a nuclear torpedo on American destroyers which were trying to force him to surface. Both Kennedy and the Soviet leader were in real danger of losing control of their own militaries–the very essence of the “fog of war”. When the crisis subsided, Kennedy’s aides obviously sought to spin the crisis by de-

picting the president as a man of decisive action who knew exactly what he was doing all the time. One biographer praised “the mathematical precision” with which Kennedy acted and extolled his “composure, clarity and control.” In time the wider world accepted this interpretation even though, as the White House tapes illustrate, Kennedy himself was skeptical about red lines and deadlines and sought to buy time for a negotiated settlement. President Bush made a fateful error when, in 2002, he depicted Kennedy as the father of his pre-emptive war doctrine. In fact Kennedy went out of his way to seek a deal with the Soviets. Far from “ignoring” Khrushchev’s public offer of a Cuba-Turkey missile deal, Kennedy sent his

own brother to seal the deal with the Russian ambassador to America. As it turned out, the Americans were able to keep this agreement secret for several decades. In deciding how to respond to Krushchev, Kennedy was strongly influenced by his reading of Barbara Tuchman’s book on the origins of the First World War. The most important lesson he drew was that mistakes and misunderstandings lead to unpredictable consequences which cause a chain of events over which national governments have little control and no understanding of the consequences. Once the troop trains started rolling in 1914, it proved impossible to stop them. This is a lesson that statesmen need to remember to this day.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Professor Blunt

Fight Fatigue: 7 Ways To Boost Your Energy by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com

We’ve all been there. It’s 2 pm in the office and you feel your eyelids closing and your head dropping over your keyboard. How do you deal with the afternoon doldrums? Many of us reach for sweets or caffeine for a quick boost, but unfortunately those are only temporary solutions that fade quickly – and the crash can leave you feeling more tired than you did before. If you want a real energy boost, we’ve got just what you need. Here are seven smart solutions to wake you up from that after-lunch coma and get your afternoon back on track: 1. Get Wet If you’re at the office, step into the restroom and splash some cool water on your face and neck for an instant pick-me-up. If you work from home or have the time, a quick shower in cool water will get your blood flowing faster and boost your energy. 2. Drink A Glass Of Water Of course, we can’t all leave the office to jump in a shower… But if your body isn’t properly hydrated, you will start to feel tired and run down. The fluids your body loses from sweat and just from breathing needs to be replenished! Drinking a large glass of ice water can help you feel less fatigued. Make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day – your urine will be very pale yellow if you’re sufficiently hydrated. Added bonus – walking to water cooler or office kitchen for a refill is enough movement to get your blood flowing and wake you up.

3. Take A Power Nap A quick 10-minute nap is all it takes to recharge your batteries in the afternoon. If you can swing it at the office, nap in your chair or in the employee break room; if not, consider sitting in your car. If you’re at home, nap in a chair; lying down makes it harder to wake up and you may end up sleeping too long! 4. Breathe Deeply Anytime you start feeling lethargic, stand up, stretch and take a several deep, cleansing breaths. Breathe in through your nose, out through your mouth, with your eyes closed. This type of meditative breathing increases the oxygen in your blood, and more oxygen to the brain help it wake up. At the same time, you’re lowering your heart rate and blood pressure. 5. Try A Quick Workout It might seem like the opposite of what you’d expect, but if you’re feeling tired, a quick workout can boost your energy and get you through the day. It doesn’t have to be a full workout – a five-minute jog or a couple times running up and down the stairs is enough, say the experts at Fitness Magazine. Having trouble getting motivated? Turn up some music and dance for five minutes. Even something as simple as doing 25 jumping jacks is enough to get the blood flowing and wake up your brain. 6. Eat Every 3-4 Hours When your blood sugar levels go down, so does your energy level. Keep your blood sugar on a steady keel by eating small, frequent meals.

Aquarius (Jan23-Feb22) With Mercury again dipping you are warned to be careful what to say to other people lest you offend them. Admittedly, this will be very difficult for you to achieve as you are universally thought to be tactless, brainless and selfcentred. In fact you are so stupid that when you ring the bell in your local pub you expect everyone will pay for your drinks. Expect physical violence and try to wear a tin helmet whenever possible. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22) Your dream is to achieve inner peace but this will not be easy whilst you maintain an interest in violent DVDs and blood sports. During the next few days you are likely to experience a surge of power although this is likely to be followed by an electric shock of considerable size. You are advised to stay well away from home repairs, particularly lawn mowers and drills. November is a prime time for Pisceans to have accidents or suicides. Aries (Mar23-Apr22) Given the state of your health recently it is somewhat laughable to think of you as a Ram. Recent movements in the Milky Way suggest you are doomed to a life of sexual disappointment unless your sole expectation is to view questionable movies on the internet. Mid November sees someone grabbing your attention, but beware as this is likely to be a thief, charlatan or an expelled member of Rotary. Taurus (Apr23-May22) Your interest in gambling is leading you to rack and ruin. You think an ace in the hole is something to do with gardening and a full house is a sign in front of a popular cinema. As Castor and Pollux are scheduled to combine an orbit in the next two weeks, it is possible that a stranger may make you a tempting sexual offer. As long as you are clear that going is prostitutes is expensive and habit-forming, then go straight ahead. Gemini (May23-Jun22) An inheritance is on the cards this month so you will be anxiously watching for the postman. Venus and Jupiter’s position right now suggests you should not become too optimistic as your family have been spendthrifts. It could just mean that you will have to subsidize an elderly relative’s funeral as there is nothing left in the bank. Single Geminis can expect to meet someone who has had many lovers and needs a medical check-up. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22) Your reading of the heroes of history may land you in big trouble as you attempt to follow them. The invasion of Poland seemed like a good idea in 1939 but Hitler regretted it later on. Mussolini may have attracted big crowds but he went bald prematurely and ended up being hung upside down outside a petrol station. Prospects on the romantic front are poor as you never fancy anyone except yourself.

You should have a meal or snack every three to four hours. Make sure to get a balance of carbs, fats and proteins to provide long-lasting fuel for your body. Cheese and crackers, a small sandwich and juice or a handful of nuts and a piece of fruit will keep you going until the next meal. 7. Go Nuts Speaking of nuts, next time you’re feeling drowsy, grab a handful of almonds or peanuts. They’re high in folic acid and magnesium, two key nutrients for energy and cell production. For additional information on health, romance, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com.

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by Madam Zyra

Leo (Jul23-Aug22) Black eyes are par for the course if you continue trying to pick up people who think you are disgusting. If people show interest in you then you will be well advised to read between the lines. For example, a new friend may turn out to be an undercover reporter or a Nigerian scam mastermind. Until The Heavenly Plough is back on kilter in the skies it may be best if you consider yourself under curfew during the night hours. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) If you are thinking of organizing an early Christmas party, then invite only true friends and loyal lovers. It is true that probably nobody will show up but your expenses will be minimal and you will be able to donate handsomely to assorted and seasonal charities. It is likely that you will be invited on a long journey soon, but this may turn out to be only a tedious car trip to wave an acquaintance goodbye at the airport. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) Sometimes enjoying sunny skies can lead to you getting wet when an unexpected storm develops. Developing a crush on a member of the opposite sex can lead to most severe problems if they turn out to be married to a mafia boss. You can always seek the protection of an umbrella but this will be of little use against automatic weapons and sharp knives. Your lucky number is 13, another big concern at this time. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22) You need to be reminded once again that a momentary pleasure can result in a long period of misery. Examples include enjoying a large Chinese meal you cannot pay for and breaking windows in the local police station. The stars insist that a stranger may offer to dump his partner for you, but insist on a full medical and psychiatric assessment before getting involved. Only you can take care of yourself you see. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) Examine your bills very carefully this month as there are warnings that you may be cheated or the victim of a terrible mistake. If you are a red-blooded male you need to check carefully items from a women’s lingerie store. The stars suggest you concentrate on improving your working environment although this may be difficult if you are unemployed or a door-to-door salesman. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan22) Nobody was put on this planet specifically to make you happy. You need to realize that you have to act to make people like you. You can impress others by inviting them for a meal, it is true, but absolutely pointless if you pass the bill to them or expect them to pay for your taxi home. It is sad but true that there are more Capricorns in jail than any other star, but it’s best not to advertise this fact.


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Local Sports Steinman, Bass and Stapo go Chabang! With 36 starters, warm welcomes were extended to Olga Giudice, Brian King, Scott Baumgarten, Brendan Moylan, Neil Herd, Mike Quill, Peter Bass, Glenn Henrikson, Fred Starbeck, Theiry, Gerrard, Harry Wzola, Nigel Perry, The Viper and an unusually sombre Graham Rice turned up for his weekly fix. It seems that Graham’s pride and joy rhubarb plants were washed away in the recent floods. The dangling carrot for the big field was Laem Chabang. It seems that with the current quiet season, some discounts bandied around, but in this case, the offer was of disappointment. A rate of 2,300 baht at Laem Chabang is regarded by some as value and were keen to enjoy the offer. The snip was made on the eve of play when a representative of LC advised that all 54 greens were rough cut, cored and sanded (too rough to play) and no further discounts were offered. It was too late to change to another venue and we wanted to play golf! The biggest disappointment was the arrogance of the golf club management and many of us won’t be scurrying back.

Blue skies initially greeted us, but the blue soon turned to a very watery grey, but after an hour of tipples, we resumed play in perfect, cool conditions. With recent heavy rains the fairways provided zero run, however the course played rather benignly as some scores indicated. Bill Steinman, Peter Bass and Mark Stapleton excelled. Mike Quill went awfully close to having an ace and Dave Fletcher was delighted with his podium finish. Winners: Div A (0-14) 1st Bill Steinman (11) 41 pts (c/b) 2nd Peter Bass (12) 41 pts 3rd Graham Rice (13) 38 pts (c/b) 4th Kevin Waycott (8) 38 pts Div B (15-23) 1st Mark Stapleton (17) 40 pts 2nd Stuart Rifkin (17) 36 pts 3rd Keith Buchanan (16) 35 pts 4th Steve Younger (18) 34 pts Div C (24 +) 1st Ernie Picken (24) 33 pts

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2nd Dave Fletcher (26) 29 pts 3rd Henry Wzola (36) 28 pts 4th Lindsay Slender (24) 27pts NTPs A2 Kevin Waycott A7 Mike Quill B5 Bill Steinman B8 Fred Starbeck

Long Putt 9 Stuart Rifkin 18 Mike Gosden Post mortems back at The Swan were rather sombre when a sobbing Jerry Dobbs was farewelled by Peter Grey, travel safe Dobbsy and come back soon. The camaraderie improved markedly when our host provided curried chicken for the troops. We should not forget that Mashi (who cleaned up with us on Monday) contributed the evening meal. Thanks Peter and Mashi! The only thing missing was Khun Noi’s

PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society Phill & Marcus have easy wins! Due to a Thai public holiday on the Friday we just had two games booked for this week and the first one on Monday was at Pattana where we had an excellent field of 20 golfers signed up to play this classy golf course. It was a late tee time so everyone had chance for a bit of extra sleep and after departing the Phantom Bar at 9:30 am we were at the course just 46 minutes later. We asked for the A and B nines and were granted that request so our first group teed off 15 minutes ahead of our scheduled 11:15 am tee time. The course was in fine shape although with carts not allowed on many of the fairways the mark, lift, clean and place rule was allowed on the fairways and first cut although there were very few instances of soggy fairways. The greens were good, as usual, and at a speed of 8.5 were quite friendly to all. The pace was quite good and most of our groups finished in around four hours and 15 minutes. With the good numbers we

were able to have two flights with A flight for golfers with handicaps of 0 to 16 and B Flight for handicaps of 17 and over. There were three places in each flight and rewards for nearest the pins on 2 of the par threes and longest first putts on A9 and B9. In A flight it was big Phill Davies who finished first with 40 points followed by Christian “Pyscho” Boysen in second spot after scoring 37 points. With two golfers on 36 points, a countback was required which resulted in your writer Peter “Blacky” Blackburn (19-point back nine) finishing third from an unlucky Richard “Banjo” Bannister (17-point back nine). Marcus Earp easily won the B flight with a fine 39 points which was 11 points better than Nat Rukkid who came in second. Another countback was needed with two golfers on 27 points and that determined that Larry Gibb (13-point back nine) finished third from his mate John Tallett (12-point back nine) who just missed out.

Marcus Earp & Phill Davies

Winners from L-R: Ernie Picken, Mark “the Viper” Stapleton and Bill Stienmann

Results: A Flight 1st – Phill Davies (13) – 40 points 2nd – Christian Boysen (14) – 37 points 3rd – Peter Blackburn (14) – 36 points B Flight 1st – Marcus Earp (34) – 39 points 2nd – Nat Rukkid (18) – 28 points 3rd – Larry Gibb (21) – 27 points NTP A3 – Peter Gangur B3 – Larry Gibb LFP A9 – Adam Barton B9 – Adam Barton Wan the Winner at Khao Kheow! We had another good field with five groups signed up and we welcomed Stuart Herman from Melbourne, Australia and also

delicious homemade spring rolls. Russell Calcutt paraded D-For (the donation dog) for his collection round and the players are thanked for their continued generosity. The donations go to the needy children of Pattaya. For some serious golf with a dash of fun, The Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 150 3086.

by Peter Blackburn

Jorn Finnerup from Denmark. Khao Kheow was the venue for the day and after just a 40-minute drive we arrived at the course where it was reasonably busy as this quality course usually is and we were told that we would be playing the C and B nines in that order. In fine weather and quite hot and humid conditions, our first group got away on C1 10 minutes earlier than our 9:42 am scheduled time and proceeded at a steady pace, finding the golf course in good shape, although the greens were quite a bit slower than usual which caught many of us out. The weather stayed fine until we had a 10-minute heavy shower which started on the 17th green but it stopped as quickly as it started and we completed our round in just over four hours and 10 minutes. It had been a tough “slog” for many of us with the course playing quite long off the yellow tees and the scores certainly reflected that. 32 points was the best score of the day which was achieved by Wan Makmul, and in second place was

Wan Makmul

Dipty Narula with 31 points, one point ahead of Dave Edwards in third spot. With four golfers on 28 points it was countback time and this resulted in Dick “Reverend” Braimbridge (17-point back nine) taking fourth spot from Patrick Poussier (15-point back nine) in fifth place and Richard “Banjo” Bannister (12-point back nine) and John Ianson (12-point back nine) just missed out. Results: 1st – Wan Makmul (31) – 32 points 2nd – Dipty Narula (13) – 31 points 3rd – Dave Edwards (12) – 30 points 4th – Dick Braimbridge (36) – 28 points 5th – Patrick Poussier (26) – 28 points NTP B8 – Dave Lehane C3 – Dave Edwards LFP B9 – Christian Boysen C9 – Peter Blackburn The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low and high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, meeting at the Phantom Bar on Soi Buakhao at 8 am with transport departing at 8:30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7:30 onwards. For bookings or more information, contact Peter on 080 635 1386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@ gmail.com.


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Local Sports Steve sparkles at Crystal Bay by Derek Brook

This week the usual Tropical Golf “Friday outing” was held on Thursday to avoid the holiday rates on Friday the 23rd. Several friendly faces we haven't seen in a while returned to exchange stories from abroad and get caught up with the local news. Pattaya never seems to have a shortage of interesting stories to report. The target this day was Crystal Bay and, after loading up on a great breakfast, 13 golfers set out. Crystal Bay is an underrated course. For just 1,050 baht (including caddie)

to walk a course in good condition with a fair but interesting layout, it’s hard to beat and deserves more attention. Weather for the day was threatening with some rumbling in the distance. Play was rather slow due to another tournament on the course, and the last group had to deal with precipitation as they putted out on 18. So who would shine at Crystal Bay? Two golfers broke handicap and tied for first with 37 points. Winning on countback Steve Truelove (6)

The Golf Club

by Steve Ellison

It’s a John Thing!

Dale Shier, John Hutt & Dave Ferris back home at The Club Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees 1st – Andy Makara (27) 37 points 2nd – Kevin Hamilton (15) 34 points 3rd – John Hutt (23) 33 points The verdict on Green Valley is still as last week, things are getting better by the week but still some ways to go before the perfection of the past. We had 16 golfers out today and it was an enjoyable day of golf. We even dodged a bullet with the rain! I don’t know what John Hutt has been having for breakfast, but I want some. The purple patch continues and his 33 got him on the first step of the podium. Green Valley stalwart Kev Hamilton has always done well here and 34 points here today will get you second place. Hope that blue Antigua Monthly Medal shirt gave you a bit of luck mate! Andy plays with us here just about every week he is in town. He has won here several times before and knows the course well being a member. Today was no exception, and being the only golfer today to beat his handicap, Andy takes the gold. Well played to Andy, but get into town one of these days so we can get your picture in the paper! Laem Chabang – Stableford – White Tees 1st – Mark Wood (8) 34 points 2nd – Walter Baechli (16) 32 points T – 3rd – Gary Smedley (20) 31 points

The Laem Chabang Gang!

Winner Steve Truelove (L) on countback over Tom Herrington won the day off his single digit handicap. Good golfing, Steve! Taking second place honors was Tom Herrington (16). Third place was claimed

by Barry Oats (21) with 34 points. Good golfing, all, and welcome back to the rest. Long putts: John Hackett (2), Barry Oats, Mick Coghlan

T – 3rd – Phil Smedley (11) 31 points Today it was back to the Jack Track of Laem Chabang for the last Sports Day of 2015. The C and A courses were the assignment and it was a full field of 20 golfers that gathered on that first tee. It is always tough starting on the C, especially that second hole par-5 that criss-crosses over the creek, but today was the day I finally got a par there! Let’s not bother with the details of the rest of my round, and on to the scores of some good golfers. The dynamic duo of the Smedley Brothers garnered a joint third spot on the podium as Phil and Gary both netted a 31 on the card. Gary has set off back to Oz by the time you read this and Phil will now have to pay for his own haircuts. The multicoloured and multicultural Northshore resident Walter Baechli took sole second with 32 for today’s efforts. Walter is one of those Pattaya characters we always look forward to playing with as he always has a smile on his face. The biggest smile of the day was on Mark Wood who shot a steady round of 34 Stableford points. The Scotsman did little wrong out on the course and I don’t recall he even had one blob on the card. Not everybody needs to get to horizontal! Khao Kheow A & C – Stableford – White Tees 1st – John Hutt (22) 40 points 2nd – Per Forsberg (15) 38 points T – 3rd – Dale Shier (10) 37 points T – 3rd – Dave Ferris (21) 37 points 5th – Sonny Goldsbury (16) 35 points Pattaya’s only Pete Dye-designed course was on the agenda for today and it is a course everybody in town respects. Condition of the course was pretty darn good, given the fact that the week was full of pounding rain nearly every day. We played the A and C tracks again as the B course is still closed. Personally I do not care which of the three nines we play as they are all great layouts and all very enjoyable. This is not an easy course to score on and the fact that our 5th place golfer, Sonny Goldsbury, shot a 35 tells how good the boys were playing here today. Dave and Dale shared third place with very nice pair of 37s on the card. Visiting Per Forsberg had a great 38 for second but still two shots back of Englishman John Hutt. John is definitely having a good run with a good result at the T.Q. Masters and now a whopping 40 pointer today! Take it while you can get it mate, golf is a cruel mistress! Thanks to all who supported us this week and keep it in the fairway! 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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You & Your Pets Add a healthy dose of fur and fun to your life If you have ever had a dog or a cat, you undoubtedly know the joy and comfort they bring to your life. Just coming home to find your best friend wagging its tail hello or brushing your leg lovingly is enough to warm your heart. And what’s better than cuddling with your furry friend as you watch TV or read a good book? But sharing your

life with a pet offers more than companionship, fun and a more active existence; it also may boost your mental and physical health. Study after study has demonstrated that pets enhance emotional and psychological well-being. They help decrease depression, fatigue, loneliness, stress and social isolation, particularly in older adults who are more vulnerable to such conditions. And that is true not only for dogs and cats, but also for

birds, fish, chimps and even snakes. Older adults with pets report fewer doctor visits and increased physical activity. Understandably, older adults may be reluctant to adopt and care for a pet. People suffering from arthritis or diabetes, for example, may feel unable to walk a dog several times a day. Your option might be adopting a cat or other small animal that is more independent and does not have to be walked. And to reduce the need to train your new pet, consider adopting an adult pet already housebroken and perhaps more sedentary. Studies also have found that simply petting your cat or dog can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine (the feel-good nerve transmitters in our brains), which can calm and relax you. Pets have the unique ability to calm and soothe. Too, pet owners usually have lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels which may reduce the risk of heart attacks down the road. And people who have already had a heart attack tend to survive longer when they have a pet companion. Pets can help lower heart rates and reduce muscle tension. In addition to easing stress—which can increase your risk of a number of health problems from heart disease to cancer, owning a pet can provide you with a sense of purpose, especially if you are older and live alone.

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.

Sharing Illnesses

Did you know that dog kisses can make you sick? Contrary to common wives’ tales, dogs’ mouths are not cleaner than those of humans. In fact, their mouths are teeming with bacteria, and may harbor germs like salmonella and campylobacter. These organisms get into a dog's mouth from eating spoiled food or when he uses his tongue as toilet paper. Then, when he licks your face or—worse yet—your mouth, he transfers these germs from his tongue to you. You might enjoy playing kissy face with your pooch, but wash up thoroughly after each session lest you wind up with an unromantic case of diarrhea. Conversely, you can be responsible for making your dog or cat sick. It's not common, but it happens. Pet owners suffering with H1N1 (swine

Ginger Nutz

flu) have passed on the ailment to their cats and dogs. Most often it's mild, but a few pets have died. This is true for other contaminants as well, such as the MRSA “superbug” and strains of E. coli bacteria. So when you or your pet gets sick, sleep apart from one another, and wash your hands frequently.

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

Puppies are sometimes rejected by their mother if they are born by cesarean and cleaned up before being given back to her.

Going to the Dogs... Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend. ~Corey Ford

Not unlike children, cats like to have fun. Unfortunately, they often enjoy playing and romping in the middle of the night…just as you’re in deep slumber. What to do? Plan ahead. If you know your cat will get revved up or hungry when you'd rather be sleeping, play with him in the evening until he gets tired and wanders off to bed for the night. As an option, feed him just before your bedtime to preclude his need to awaken you. Finally, don’t get up. Unless you think he’s hurt and in need of attention, ignore his nighttime complaints. Otherwise, you'll be teaching your cat to keep doing it.


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1. In which year precisely did His Majesty King of Thailand become monarch? 2. Which Southeast Asian country was under martial law from 1972 to 1977? 3. What number was the last Louis to rule France? 4. Which sea battle of 31 BC saw the destruction of Cleopatra’s fleet? 5. Who was the last Stuart monarch of England?

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Pattaya Today Vol 15 Issue 04 - 1-15 November 2015  
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