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Effective from December 1, a new law is on the Thai statute books to criminalise child pornography. Previously, the mere possession of child pornography was not considered an offence although downloading indecent material in some cases for distribution was considered criminal. The coup-appointed National Legislative Assembly voted unanimously on the new legislation earlier this year which was based on United Nations recommendations. The act prescribes punishment of up to five years’ incarceration for possession of pictorial or written obscene material featuring children under 18 years, up to seven years for distribution and up to 10 years for production and trade. The Thai justice ministry explained that images of this sort are being traded for financial gain and distributed far too easily on the internet. Ministry permanent secretary, Police General Chatchawai Suksomjit, added that the law is designed to protect children from sexual abuse. The amendment and addition of existing pornography legislation follows Thailand’s signing of the international convention on children’s rights. The materials now outlawed include visual displays, both static and in motion, of sex acts involving young people and children under 18 years. The displays in question also include portraits and drawings and files kept in electronic devices, mobile phones and computers. Courts will have the option of imposing fines of up to 200,000 baht. A lawyer specializing in human rights issues in Thailand told Pattaya Today, “In the past, pornographic material has been introduced into a court case only where the defendant is also facing charges of molestation. What is different now is that possession of child pornography becomes a crime in its own right.” He added that, in Pattaya in particular,

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police action over several years had made it difficult for pedophiles to operate as freely as in the past. For example, bars and clubs catering for those seeking underage partners had been raided and closed. The age of sexual consent in Thailand is normally 18 (15 in some narrowly defined circumstances) whilst the Entertainments Venue Act of 1960 specifically bans prostitution with paid partners of any age. However, that aspect of the law has generally been ignored if both parties are adults. He added that the new Thai legislation was in fact less severe than in some other countries. “For example, in New Zealand, it is a criminal offence even to search on the internet for sexual material relating to under 18s.” Questioned about the problems of enforcing anti-porn laws and distinguishing between obscene material and the innocence of a normal family situation where photos are sent to family

and friends via social media, he said that he doubted the courts in practice would have a problem about this aspect. Police General Chatchawai explained that the latest technology would be used in identifying users of child pornography on the internet. This would include the tackling of increasingly-popular software such as a virtual private network which hides the user’s IP address by use of a proxy server, or special software which allows the individual to access what is commonly known as “the dark side of the web”. The National Council for Peace and Order over the past year has banned access in Thailand to many sites deemed undesirable, especially those defaming Thailand or its institutions, and the list has included some pornographic sites. However, most pornography is still readily available on thousands of designated sites and throughout much of the social media. Continued on page 4


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Fake police arrested at last

Three Thai men and a woman posing as police officers were arrested in a South Pattaya motel where the suspects were holding a kidnapped woman for ransom. The band also is accused of assaulting and extorting funds from others in the Pattaya area. Police, acting on a tip-off, raided the motel and arrested the group together with a quantity of illegal drugs and paraphernalia, some jewelry, several phones and three fake guns. At the press

conference, police said the modus operandi of the villains was to take potential victims to their room or a safe house. If the luckless victim then tested positive for drugs, he or she would be threatened by the group who variously posed as army or police officers. If the victims were slow at paying up, they would be threatened with violence and left to cool off in a locked room. The leader of this particular gang is said to be still at large.

Baht bus thieves arrested

Four people were arrested by police after stealing wallets and possessions from foreigners travelling on a baht bus. The gang was spotted at the police station by two Norwegian visitors who were reporting the loss of their valuables. Karl Armand Larsen and his wife Sandra Cristina Corbatta-Larsen told officers that they recognized the four people as travelling on the same baht bus earlier in the day. Another two gang members are being sought by police. They apparently operated by sitting next to foreign tourists and stealing whilst another gang member distracted the visitor’s attention.

Drunken foreigner attacked outside club

An Australian visitor was punched as he tried to leave a nightclub after ordering two drinks but failing to pay the bill. A member of staff of the Oasis Club is believed to have struck the man, causing bleeding, as this kind of behavior is just unacceptable. Police are still investigating the incident and are examining a short video clip of the incident. The member of staff Krisana Totamwong, 31, admitted striking the tourist but claimed it was a matter of common sense and self-defence as the guy was inebriated.

Woman jumps Mum panics after to her doom key disaster

A guard at the National Housing Authority’s building on Thepprasit Road, Pattaya, notified police after hearing a thud and discovering a corpse on the concrete pavement at the rear. Police said later the dead body was that of an Asian female although positive identification was impossible at the scene. The guard explained that he had previously seen the woman sitting on a ladder at the ninth floor. He then noticed she walked up to the 12th floor, but thought little of this before hearing the fatal crash.

Volunteers rushed to a pickup truck on Sukhumvit Road after hearing that a mother had accidentally locked herself out of the vehicle while her baby was stuck inside in a state of distress. With the key left in the vehicle, the volunteers worked on the problem for half an hour before finding an appropriate way to open a door. They were reluctant to break a window in the vehicle as this is a noisy procedure which could easily frighten a young child.


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News Farmers urged to change tack Banglamung District Chief Chakorn Kanjanawatta has advised farmers to grow crops in the upcoming dry season which do not use a lot of water like rice certainly does. The move comes after fears that there will not be enough water next year to satisfy all domestic, industrial and agricultural needs. The main reservoir at Mabprachan is said to be only a third full in spite of recent downpours. It was also suggested that some farmers might want to diversify their income by selling arts and crafts in local markets.

Loy Krathong is upcoming

Pattaya City has announced that the official Loy Krathong festivities this year will be held on Wednesday, November 25 and will center on Lan Po Park in Naklua. There will be the usual krathong-making contests, concerts and even exciting Thai

folk games. Members of the public are being encouraged to create their krathongs using natural materials because the commonly-used foam is an environmental hazard and becomes indestructible garbage in the sea and on the beaches.


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Child porn crackdown Continued from page 1

Some commentators believe that the current argument about whether Thailand should, or should not, use a single gateway for internet access – rather than the 10 currently in use – is also partly related to the authorities’ wish to combat obscene material. “Countries like China, which do have a single gateway, have a great deal less online pornography,” said Charles Turner who specializes in international internet censorship issues.

New Jet Ski assistance on hand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is extending full support to Pattaya City in setting up the Jet Ski Tourist Assistance Centre to resolve Jet Ski scams and to ensure the safety of tourists choosing to rent the craft. The centre is under the control of Chonburi provincial authorities and the marine police. Operators in Pattaya and Koh Larn are being asked to join a non-compulsory insurance scheme of the Marine Department and a sticker will be placed on the front of each Jet Ski to specify its service area, zoning and number. The insurance will cover loss, damage and expenses incurred by renters during their ride. A legal adviser will be on hand at the centre to give advice without the renter necessarily having to go to the police station first. The Jet Ski Tourist Assistance Centre is located at Pattaya Beach (Pattaya Soi 9), Jomtien Beach (in front of the Surf restaurant) and on Koh Larn. The centre is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.

Ladyboy may be innocent Phoenix Gold to open new course

Cross-dresser Noi Panpradap says he is mystified after a waitress in a Soi 8 bar demanded he pay a foreigner’s bill. Jouko Juhani Salminen, a 53-year-old man from Finland, ordered a beer, which he paid for on the spot. As he was leaving, the waitress asked him for 79 baht for his quaff. The man protested and a violent argument ensued in the street. At this point Noi, who was buying food nearby, intervened and tried to stop the argument which, in turn, led to the waitress accusing him of bringing the customer to the bar. Noi claimed to have been punched twice in the face in the bout when they turned their attention to the customer. Police were called and declared themselves somewhat confused, stressing that they would need more witnesses before deciding on a possible prosecution. The Fin was believed to be a bit drunk and had a head wound.

Jealous lover kills ex-girlfriend

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The Lakes Course at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club is now scheduled to open for general play in January 2016. This nine-hole course has been closed since May 2015 while it has been given a multimillion-baht facelift by leading Thai course designer Pirapon Namatra, well known for having created many courses including Banyan in Hua Hin, Santiburi Koh Samui and with IMG the Siam Country Club’s Waterside course. Namatra said, “The work on Lakes has been extensive with new routing; a few more water hazards have also been added. The work was actually ahead of schedule until the violent storms in October meant some of the landscaping needed more attention. Members are now expected to be the first to test out the new layout, and the club plans to host an official opening in late December before all 27 holes will be playable to all golfers in January. Apart from the course upgrades and redesigns, their putting greens have also been increased in size and will become the biggest greens in Thailand. Good news for players is the popular free carts on Tuesdays has been extended to the end of November. The club is also

offering a new one-year membership for a limited number of players at 60,000 baht. For more information, check out the new website www. phoenixgoldgolf.com.

Beach area holes repaired Officials from the Pattaya Public Works Department visited parts of the Pattaya beach area after hearing complaints that some nasty holes had appeared following recent downpours and flooding of the main road. They were accompanied by Pattaya Call Centre staff who had received the public complaints. The welfare party did indeed find several gaping holes and promised that they would soon be filled with sand to prevent accidents and mishaps. City Hall later confirmed that it is policy to improve the beach areas of Pattaya including Jomtien and Koh Larn.

Woman drowns in canal Incensed that his former girlfriend was having an affair with a foreigner, Santirat Raksapakdee, 21, a soldier from Lopburi province, left his military barracks without permission and came to Pattaya to make some checks. He found his ex-girlfriend, Wilailak Pidtatasa, 33, with her foreign contact at a convenience store in Walking Street. Here Santirat lost control of himself and stabbed the luckless woman at least 10 times. She died later in the Memorial Hospital. He made no attempt to run away after the stabbing and told investigators that he was insanely jealous. According to reports, Wilailak had previously reported to police that the soldier had threatened to kill her, but without any follow-up action.

A middle-aged Thai woman seems to have accidentally died after falling into the Huay Tu canal in Sattahip. The dead woman was identified as Korkaew Prasertsang, 50, who was a local collector and seller of plants which she found in wooded areas. Her husband reported that she had left the

house as usual in the early morning but failed to return by mid-afternoon. Because this was unusual, he had telephoned the police. The prevailing theory is that she must have fainted; she had no known enemies and there were no signs of thirdparty involvement.


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News Dusit Thani Pattaya holds a Staff Day

Staff and management of Dusit Thani Pattaya held a Staff Day with fun games during the day and a Luk Thung Night themed party aimed at boosting the morale of the hotel team and reaffirm sportsmanship and camaraderie among departments of the 457-room resort. The annual event was capped with music and dance as well as lucky draw prizes that included accommodations from other Dusit hotels and resorts as well as flight tickets courtesy of Thai Airways International. GM Chatchawal Supachayanont expressed his appreciation to the staff for their hard work and selfless effort and dedicated the much-awaited event to each and every staff member of the Dusit brand hotel.

Blood donation at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

As part of the hotel’s CSR activity, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya management and staff led by Daranat Nuchaikaew (2nd left), Human Resources director, joined the blood donation for Thai Red Cross led by Wachari Vanda (3rd left), head of Thai Red Cross Volunteers for Chonburi.

Lucky tourist regains cash

Baht bus driver Jaturong Wongsuree was given a modest reward for returning to a Korean passenger a bag containing 500,000 won (14,000 baht) and important personal documents. The ceremony took place at The Green Park Resort with local business and tourism association president, Sinchai Wattanasatorn, officiating.

A Resounding Success of Fortune Teller Festival 2015 Sayan Nakboon (fifth from right), general manager of Central Center Pattaya, and Pornsook Pengmanee (fifth from left), president of the Institute of Multi-Approach in Astrology, presented a cheque for the 55,500 baht of funds raised during the Fortune Teller Festival 2015 event to Pichchaya Nitikarn (fourth from right), public relations manager of Amari Pattaya, on behalf of the hotel’s CSR Committee. The proceeds will be donated to Baht for a Better Life foundation.

More motorbike bureaucracy Chonburi governor Komsan Eakachai stated at a meeting that the reorganization of motorbike taxi operatives in the resort is proceeding apace thanks to cooperation between various agencies. Under the rules motorbike taxi drivers are required to register and then receive their official jacket and membership card. Those who are found not to have registered yet are fined and given one last chance to obey the law. Police checkpoints all over the Pattaya area are busy checking the procedures now in place.

Gut-buster breakfast Over a hundred cafes and restaurants in Pattaya offer the full English breakfast, usually on an all-day basis. It has been a staple offering worldwide for as long as anyone can remember and apparently made its first appearance in an English cookbook of 1861. Its popularity is almost without limits and the dish is available not only in restaurants and greasy spoon cafes but in five-star hotels and luxury cruises. It is even doled out to bleary-eyed passengers at the tail end of overnight flights to Manchester and London. The ingredients It is known as the full English – a combination of bacon, sausage and egg with ad hoc additions of baked beans, black pudding, cooked or tinned tomato, mushrooms, fried bread, hash browns, ketchup, brown sauce, buttered toasts, dollops of jam, and a cup of tea. Sometimes there are variants according to size such as “small English” or “big English” or even “very big English”. A huge breakfast may be a “gut-buster” or, less happily, “the cholesterol special”. One restaurant in Pattaya even said it would refund your money if you could manage two “gut-busters” one after the other. The owner had to withdraw the offer after losing a lot of hard cash. Health issues It is amazing that the full English remains as popular as it is in this healthconscious age. A recent report by the World Health Organization’s international agency suggested that processed meats such as sausage are in the same nominal category of carcinogens as asbestos, alcohol, tobacco and arsenic, albeit with lower levels of hazard. The findings a few weeks ago received global publicity but resounded particularly strongly in UK where the battles between health and indulgence continue unabated, with the latter usually winning. You can always start living healthily tomorrow! Health hypocrites The British, at home and abroad, are well-known for their personal ambiguities. Prime-time television in UK accords equal prominence to exercise machines and physical prowess as to belly-bulging cooking shows specializing in chocolate fudge cake and the various ways of frying fish and chips. Gym memberships sell very well in Britain although some practitioners have been observed creeping out at lunchtime to order a mammoth burger with extra cheese or an outsize sandwich squelched with mayo. Urged to eat at least five portions of fruit or vegetables every day by their doctor, some Brits seek refuge in five portions of French fries or multiple banana splits. Back to the ’70s Processed meat has been the butt of comedy since a Monty Python sketch of 1970 which revolved around Spam, the canned meat that gave its prewar name to a newer generation’s unwanted email. Based partly on ham, spam today is sold in 100 countries and, in 2007, was applauded for the seventh billion tin actually sold since its first appearance in 1937. Whether this total included the countless tins at the bottom of the Atlantic, thanks to Hitler’s submarines, is simply not known. All diet sheets tell you to avoid spam. Not only is it fattening, but it’s full of salt. Newspaper campaigns British newspapers love to join the bandwagon to frighten the masses. The tabloid daily The Sun recently proclaimed below a front page photograph of the sausage, “Banger out of order”. Another paper called to full English “the killer in the kitchen”. Almost every health column in periodicals is forever harping on about the evils of fatty breakfast meals, urging instead a return to an apple, a crispbread and some unsweetened porridge. Whether these campaigns are successful is another matter entirely. Gallows humour But warnings seem to bring out the devil in people. One contributor to a national website remarked, “My work is very stressful so I often grab fast food. I do no exercise, always travel by tube or bus and am admittedly rather obese.” He added that he intends to go down fighting: with a bacon sandwich in one hand and a bottle of beer in the other as he sings the national anthem. Another wit commented, “If I had known that smoking was only as dangerous as eating sausages, I would never have given up cigarettes.” The same guy read that red wine is actually good for you and has begun consuming a bottle and a half every night. He believes that the roads to good health can be a most inebriated one. The alternative Mind you, the Continental breakfast isn’t a whole lot better for you: all that butter, croissants, pastries and French bread. A recent hospital survey that changes in diet could prevent 9 percent of all cancer cases was read as meaning that it could not in 89 percent. Another poster wrote, “I don’t care anyway. We all have to die of something sooner or later.” Of course, he is right about sooner.

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News Siam Bayshore Pattaya hosts guitar festival Siam Bayshore Pattaya and the Thailand Guitar Society held the Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival and Competition 2015, which featured guitar competition, exhibition and concerts by some of the biggest names in classical guitar. Pesol Nuamkhayan was named winner of the junior competition while Nattakrit Plewjit, senior competition winner, received a guitar valued at US$4500 made by the world-renowned Indonesian luthier Hanief Palopo.

Origins skincare now in Pattaya

Ripley’s wins award A skincare workshop called “Experience with Origins” was held at Central Festival Pattaya Beach to introduce the US-based skincare product Origins in Pattaya market. They invited guests at the Origins counter located on the 1st floor of Central Department Store for a demonstration using Origins products.

Origins create high-performance natural skincare powered by nature and proven by science. Products are formulated using the most potent and efficacious plants, herbs, organic ingredients and 100 percent natural essential oils. The longstanding commitment to protect the planet is reaffirmed by the use of recycled materials for packaging.

The Urban Property offers buyers great deals

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has given an Award of Outstanding Performance: Tourist Attraction to Ripley’s World Pattaya for its contribution to Pattaya tourism. The minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, made the award to Micah Tamthai, vice president of Minor International PCL, which administers Ripley’s, at the 10th Thailand Tourism Awards 2015.

Dormitory for sports players on the agenda

Praiwan Aromchuen, Pattaya Council president of the Sports and Recreation Committee, presided over a meeting concerning the progress in the building of a dormitory for players at the Pattaya Sports Centre. It was noted that a budget of 21.4 million baht will be earmarked in the 2017-18 budgetary allocation for a four-storey building of 400 sqm. Between 200 and 300 persons will be accommodated with important facilities such as bathrooms and laundry areas. The blueprint is not yet quite ready and will be the subject of a further meeting in the preconstruction phase.

The Urban Property led by Managing Director Sompop Vanichsenee (center) launched a new promotional campaign to buyers at the four Urban projects in Pattaya and Bangkok. They include AERAS Beachfront Condominium, The Urban Attitude Pattaya, The Urban Attitude Bearing 14 and The Gallery Condominium Sukhumvit 107. Deals include “buy two, get one” at AERAS Beachfront Condominium where they can select the free unit at either The Urban Attitude Bearing 14 located near BTS or The Urban Attitude Pattaya with city center location.

The campaign also offers “18 percent rental guarantee” program. The promo ends in January. Visit www.theurban-property.com for more details.

Oil spill larger this year Rotary Club Phoenix Pattaya on the lookout for classic cars

The latest oil spill near Hua Hin has affected a larger area than the one which hit Rayong in 2013, causing incalculable damage to marine life. The Marine Research Institute said this one is 10 times worse than previously and covers 100 square kilometers. The only positive feature is that, owing to winds and currents, the oil slick is thinner. Nonetheless, it is certain that the sandy beaches and mangrove forest ecosystem of the Gulf of Thailand will be affected. The oil is currently being cleaned up and relevant agencies are tightening sea inspections with the aid of radar technology. The oil-spilling culprits are unknown but, typically, the responsibility lies with tankers washing out their interiors contrary to law. The penalty for this offence is three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 60,000 baht.

The Rotary Club Phoenix Pattaya is looking for classic car owners/collectors to participate in its annual Charity Spring Partyon February 27, 2016. One of the highlights will be a Pattaya Police escorted Classic Car Beach Road Parade with 50 children from the Child Protection and Development Center Pattaya as co-drivers. When the parade is finished there will be a Classic Car Show with live music, where visitors and guests will vote for the Best Car of the Show. The winner will get a dinner voucher and a certificate from the Rotary Club Phoenix Pattaya. For details, contact Jo Klemm, chairman project, at Tel: 092 753 9309 or e-mail: jkl53@jkl53.com.


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Chevrolet hosts rally for Snap Judgment High Country customers Humans and technology

Chevrolet Sales Thailand organized a one-day rally for customers of the top-of-the-range Colorado High Country and Colorado LTZ pickup trucks. The rally was organized on behalf of dealers who performed exceedingly well, and also as a gesture to thank customers for their support.

Over the 180-kilometer drive, participants had the opportunity to experience first-hand the Colorado’s capabilities both on and off the road on a smooth track as well as on an off-road course. Customers were also treated to various activities including games and lucky draws.

Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition names finalists The semi-final round of Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition by Bacardi (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has come to an end where 15 bartenders presented their legacy cocktail to a panel of judges led by Peter Chua, winner of Singapore Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2015, and industry experts. The five finalists will take their legacy cocktail to compete in Thailand’s final round in March 2016 to find the Kingdom’s representative to compete in the world’s final round in San Francisco, USA.

Thailand welcomes the 25 millionth visitor as the peak season of 2015 starts by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

Thailand welcomed the 25 millionth visitor, who arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, to a special greeting ceremony jointly organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Airports of Thailand, the Immigration Bureau, Thai Airways International (THAI) and True Corporation. Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the TAT Board of Directors said, “I am absolutely delighted to welcome the 25 millionth visitor. Thailand now enters the usual peak season and we look forward to welcoming the next few millionth visitors between this month and December. November boasts the impressive festival of lights or Loy Krathong while December is the month of many celebrations, especially the highly-anticipated ‘Bike for Dad 2015’ in honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

on the auspicious occasion of his 88th birthday anniversary.” Ian Andrew Mcculloch from Scotland, United Kingdom, was granted the “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” certificate, two economy-class return tickets from and to Thailand valid for one year, a voucher for a fivenight stay at a luxury accommodation, and a mobile phone with a 4G simcard and seven-day Internet usage. The “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” welcoming events are part of the TAT’s

“2015 Discover Thainess” campaign, which showcases Thailand’s most charming attractions: diversity of destinations, the spicy flavours of Thai food, the colour of Thai traditions, festivals and culture, and the friendliness of the Thai people. The “millionth tourist” welcoming activity has been such a success that it has now been extended to December 31, 2015, to celebrate one of Thailand’s best ever years in terms of tourist arrivals.

There are still people alive today who were born before the first aircraft flew across the Atlantic. The warfare in the Second World War had more in common with the battles of ancient history than with the military technology of the later 20th century and beyond. In New York in the 1890s, people were genuinely alarmed about the amount of horse shit which was piling up in the streets from all those horse-drawn carriages. But the problem was solved by the introduction of the motor car. News about technology always sounds like it has tumbled out of the future. German automaker Daimler has recently tested a truck that drives itself. Driverless cars might well be on the loose in North America as early as next year. Singapore is said ready to try them out soon as the small city state is said to be short of professional drivers. Just turn to YouTube to see some amazing videos of cars which drive themselves. Most people right now are likely skeptical about these forthcoming innovations. Yet technology without human intervention goes back all the way to prehistoric times. The first animal traps to make finding food less difficult did not require a person to activate the mechanism. The more sophisticated public baths in Roman times regulated the temperature without anyone pressing a button. In the 15th century, the widespread use of gunpowder and the innovation of the printing press revolutionized society, made the crossbow obsolete and saved the monks a great deal of time since they no longer had to do all that copying. In our lifetime, technology has advanced mercilessly. In the 1970s, London Underground discovered that a driver was not strictly necessary on the Victoria Line as automated procedures could do all the work. But so intense was the public concern that men were paid to sit in the cab at the front in order to assuage the nervous passengers. Man landed on the moon decades ago, using essentially robotic or computerized guidance systems. Missiles have long been able to fly across continents, and even turn left or right at traffic lights intersections, without any human on board. Military drones are in action today with a mobility which would make Flash Gordon and the Emperor Ming turn in their graves. Commercial airliners rely on the autopilot mode a lot more than the passengers will ever know. The cars we drive today are made largely by machines in any case, so it is not so far-fetched to think of driverless vehicles in the medium future. Critics will, of course, be hostile but theirs is a lost cause. Most big-time innovations in the world have happened whether people were in favour or not. Many inventions in fact reflected changes in the art of war and were designed to help armies kill more of the opposing forces. Even medical research was pioneered on the battlefields of yesterday because the dead and the dying were everywhere in abundance and did not object to being dissected. The human race lost the major battle to limit and circumscribe technological progress centuries ago. In 30 years, some say, the actual holding of a driving licence will be an anachronism. Self-drive cars will encourage car-sharing and less individual ownership, thus reducing overcrowding on the roads. In Germany, a Daimler truck has steered itself along a test motorway for the first time. Although crew support was needed, the vehicle performed well and laid the foundations for safe and sustainable road-freight transport in the future. Daimler’s next step forward is to start testing autonomous trucks in real traffic to prepare the technology for mass-marketing. Several British cities have already experimented with low-speed, self-driving shuttles on streets close to regular thoroughfares. In America, several states have passed laws allowing driverless cars and more are ready to follow. One of the obvious downsides will be the massive job losses and both auto manufacturers and dealers will both be severely hit by the winds of change. There will also be legal headaches relating to liability damage and the spectre of rogue computerized cars. Still humans have gone through transport transitions before. When the wheel was invented in prehistoric Africa, the world was never the same again. Luckily for us.


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Our Community Hilton Pattaya celebrates annual Hilton Worldwide Global Month of Service

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

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

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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

In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s Global Month of Service, more than 30 volunteers from Hilton Pattaya donated computer equipment to Pattaya City School 5 and 11 and helped spruce up their learning center. Community service is a centuryold tradition for Hilton Worldwide, and throughout the year team members dedicate their time, passion and unique brand of hospitality to create positive change in their local communities. Hilton Pattaya’s efforts are a part of this month-long celebration of the company’s year-round commitment to serving and enriching the communities where we live, work and travel. “We are delighted to take the lead on this community project and support Hilton Worldwide’s Global Month of Service. Our team members came up with a great idea that we should donate used computers and related equipments directly to nonprofit organizations or local schools. We provided 20 sets of refurbished computers to Pattaya City School 5 and 11. In additional to the computer equipment, Hilton Pattaya has provided the service of computer technicians to assist in the evaluation and repair,” said Rudolf Troestler, general manager at Hilton Pattaya. “We would like to thank Hilton Pattaya for seeing it as a crucial factor to extend a helping hand to the community. We

Holiday Inn Pattaya plants mangrove trees in Sattahip Holiday Inn Pattaya held a mangrove tree planting activity at Ao Tung Prong, Sattahip as part of its corporate social responsibility. Hotel team members led by Thitiporn Boonsuk, director of Sales and Marketing, were joined by corporate guests, friends and family in planting 150 mangrove trees to help conserve the environment and raise awareness of valued coastal resources.

believed that these electrical goods will bring the student access to computer technology,” said Jirasak Jitsom, director of Pattaya School 11. Global Month of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual community service initiative and mobilizes hundreds of thousands of team members from every region to engage in numerous volunteer events and activities happening around the world.


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Moken Village where Sea Gypsies reside in Andaman Sea

The sandy coast of Phang Nga

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Phang Nga, Thailand’s southern beach resort region, is blessed with a variety of outstanding natural attractions including its stunning bay, the island groups of Surin and Similan – considered the most beautiful in Thailand for their unspoiled beaches and underwater scenery, and the sandy coast of Khao Lak. Along Phang Nga’s Andaman seashore lies Khao Lak, a stunning coastline of expansive beaches that bore the brunt of the 2004 tsunami but has greatly recovered. Many luxury and budget hotels are located along the spectacular coast. On the Phang Nga mainland, Khao Lak features a coastal park full of scenic waterfalls. Transport Although part of Phang Nga province, Khao Lak is best visited from either Phuket or Krabi provinces where airports are located.

Because of its location, bordering both Phuket and Krabi provinces, it’s quite easy to get to Khao Lak from either destination. The nearest airport to Khao Lak is Phuket, which is serviced by numerous Thai and international carriers from destinations within Thailand and abroad. Bangkok Airways has daily direct flights from U-Tapao International Airport, the closest airport to Pattaya. Bangkok Airways also flies from Suvarnabhumi Airport along with Thai Airways and Thai Smile. Other low-cost carriers such as Thai Air Asia, Nok Air and Thai Lion Air fly from Don Mueang International Airport.

From Phuket, visitors can take a bus, rent a car, or take a taxi (around 1,200 baht) to Khao Lak. Many tourists recommend hiring the services of Boss from Cheaper than Hotel Travel (Mobile: 085 786 1378 or www.facebook.com/ bosstaxikhaolak). It is also possible to fly to Krabi, where it is then possible to rent a car or get minibus transportation to Khao Lak, about a two-hour trip. Although day trips to Phang Nga’s national parks depart Phuket and Krabi frequently, the best way to get around Phang Nga is in a rental car. The attractions around the province are quite spread

out, even around Khao Lak, which covers an enormous stretch of coastline. Public transportation such as songtaew and motorbiketaxis are also rarely found in Khao Lak so it might be a challenge to get around the more densely populated areas or even travel for very short distances. Cars can be rented in Phuket or Krabi airport. Thai Rent A Car offers a wide range of fleet and deals. (Note: the deposit amount from your credit card as guarantee is a minimum of 10,000 baht up to 20,000 baht.) When driving, take advantage of mobile navigation apps such as Google Maps for directions. Visitors traveling from Phuket should take Highway 402 over the Sarasin Bridge. Highway 4 north (left) leads towards Khao Lak, while Highway 4 south (right, but still

in a northerly direction) leads to Phang Nga town. Both Khao Lak and Phang Nga town are around 90 kilometers from Phuket, a journey of around one hour and 30 minutes. Attractions Khao Lak Beach and more A popular sandy beach lined with plenty of rocks, Hat Khao Lak is about 32 kilometers from Takua Pa and is a great spot for swimming, watching the sunset, or just breathing. The hotels and resorts around there are usually occupied with Thai and foreign tourists as they offer an ambiance that works well with the abundant natural surroundings from the serene sea to the shady rows of the pine trees and coconut groves.

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Vol. 03 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2015

Marriott Thailand hosts global customer appreciation night Marriott Hotels and Resorts Thailand culminated the 2015 Global Customer Appreciation Week by hosting a White Abundance event at the Royal Maneeya Ballroom of Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel. Customer Appreciation Week is celebrated annually by Marriott hotels around the world with a weeklong festival of community engagements to thank its best customers for the business partnerships and their loyalty.

In Thailand this year, Marriott hosted an all-white themed party where customers were presented with vouchers for hotel stays across the globe as prizes for the lucky draw. Also, it was announced that four Marriott hotels will open in Thailand in 2016 including Hua Hin Marriott Resort and Spa, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa in Naiyang Beach, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Queen’s Park in Phrom Phong, and Marriott Koh Chang.

Estate Wine Dinner at Elements, Sheraton Pattaya Resort Wine dinner aficionados enjoyed an evening of wine exploration and fine food at an event organized by Sheraton Pattaya Resort in cooperation with Estates and Wines, the Moët Hennessy Wine Division. The wine dinner at the resort’s Elements restaurant featured five magnificent courses created by Executive Chef Pichit Plaibua, each perfectly paired with a glass of wine from Estates and Wines. A sparkling Chandon Brut from Australia served with seafood canapés at the cocktail reception teased the palates of guests before the five-course meal. Nuttanich Deesald, Moët Hennessy brand manager, introduced each wine.

Loy Krathong Buffet Dinner Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Elements Restaurant 6:00-10:00 PM

THB 1,399++

PER PERSON (FOOD ONLY) *Price is exclusive of 10% service charge and 7% VAT.

Buffet dinner and traditional Thai dance Loy Krathong is a family occasion, a magical evening of candlelight and ancient tradition. Elements will stage a grand buffet dinner with specialties such as Alaskan king crab, BBQ prawns and rock lobster, marinated snapper, steamed crab, and the famous Chiang Mai dish of curry noodles with chicken and prawn. For your entertainment there will be a colourful display of traditional Thai dancing. Contact "038 259 888" to reserve your seat, or visit sheraton.com/pattaya

©2015 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sheraton and its logos are the trademarks of Strawood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates For full terms and conditions visit sheraton.com/pattaya

A golden fruity Terrazas Altos Chardonnay from Argentina was matched with an innovative first course of oyster carpaccio with miso-squid ink, lemon foam, truff¬le salt and pink peppercorn. To accompany the rich and savory shellfish risotto with gratineed river prawn was the night’s favorite wine – a classic Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. A glass of ruby-red Terrazas Reserva Malbec and a full and rounded Terrazas Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon were matched with the two meat courses of roast lamb loin and slow-roasted duck breast. To end the dinner on a sweet note, a Chandon Brut Rose accompanied a trio of chocolate sphere, passion fruit jelly and raspberry sorbet.


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events Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya celebrates 6th anniversary In celebration of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya’s sixth anniversary, the hotel management team headed by Area General Manager Andre Brulhart led the staff in a religious ceremony paying respect to the Royal Garuda, the four-faced Brahma statue and spirit house. Also, nine monks were invited to bless the hotel and wish its staff good luck.

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Royal Cliff hosts Spooktacular Ghosts

Royal Cliff Hotels Group hosted a spooktacular familyfriendly ghost-themed Halloween party at its beachfront restaurant, Breezeo – Be Yourself Dining. Parents and their little ones in charming Halloween costumes enjoyed the festive feel of ghost-themed Halloween décor while dining on delicious dishes topped with a unique Halloween-inspired menu consisting of fun Monster Bites, Bat Wings, Macs O’lantern, Dracula Beef Burgers as well as an array of creative cocktail concoctions!

Entertaining activities featuring photo opportunities, Halloween masks, creative coloring activities, ghost treat hunt, fun face painting, special treats and a variety of spooky games kept the children entertained all throughout the evening. Laughter was abundant as families enjoyed exciting games such as Pass the Ghost, Musical Chairs with a ghostly twist, Ghost Float, Halloween Bingo, Skeleton Race Relay, Ghost Piñata and Eyeball Relay.

Spooky Halloween at Zulu Family Club Another spooktacular night was held at Zulu Family Club of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya where guests dressed up and partied until late for the spookiest night of the year. The Halloween night featured dance shows, lucky draw and the much-anticipated ghostly costume contest.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Halloween at Tara Pattana presents Horrors of Prison International School

Ripley’s World of Entertainment Pattaya hosted a week-long Halloween celebration at their Royal Garden Plaza base with the theme of Horrors of Prison. There were Halloween Cover Dance Contest and Halloween Fancy Costume Contest with prizes worth 200,000 baht as well as special show by Millenium Boy, makeup activity and special promotions.

Tara Pattana International School celebrated Halloween with scary activities including spooky performances and a fashion show where students dressed up as ghosts, witches and vampires.


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Amari Pattaya welcomes Miss Universe New Zealand 2014 Amari Pattaya’s management team led by General Manager Brendan Daly (second from left) gave a warm welcome to Rachel Maree Millns (second from right), Miss Universe New Zealand 2014, on her visit to the hotel for a lunch at Tavern by the Sea restaurant hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Pattaya Office.

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Bangkok visits Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya His Excellency Saud Abdelaziz Al Zarooni (2nd left), ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Bangkok, along with entourage, were warmly welcomed by Miguel Maldonado (left), resident manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, during his recent stay at the resort.

Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa welcomes British Ambassador Somsak Tanruengsri (2nd left), general manager of Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa, had the honor of welcoming Thailand’s British Ambassador, HE Mark Kent (center), to the resort. The ambassador came to visit the resort to attend the BCCT Eastern Seaboard Dinner. Also in picture are Unchulee Thammachat (left), assistant director of Sales at Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa; Simon Mathews, country manager – Thailand, Vietnam and Middle East at ManpowerGroup, and Hisakazu Sato, director of Sales and Marketing at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa.

Hilton Pattaya welcomes Miss International Queen 2015 finalists eve n ts c a le n d a r MCGUIGAN WINE TASTING Date: 21 November 2015, Saturday, 6-9 pm Venue: Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya gave a warm welcome to the 27 contestants of Miss International Queen 2015 on a visit to the hotel for a very exclusive dinner at Edge restaurant. Photo shows Hilton Pattaya’s management (from left): Montree Sattham, director of Human Resources; Jean-Philippe De Haes, director of Operations, and Parapa Teerasoontornkul, Marketing Communications manager.

Activities: Experience some of the best premium wines from Australia paired with international cheeses and a selection of canapés created to complement the wines for only 990 baht per person. For more information: Havana Bar Tel: 038 725 555


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

THE PEAK OF CHINESE CUISINE

Sous-Chef Prasit Kemphukaew

Dusit Thani Pattaya’s Flagship Restaurant The Dusit Thani is one of the doyennes of Pattaya’s hotels. It has graced the corner of the northern end of Pattaya Bay for over 25 years and its reputation for excellence is indisputable. So it was with much pleasure that Mick and I visited their flagship penthouse Chinese restaurant last week. Soar to the eighth floor and then climb a short flight of stairs to find this most pleasing of restaurants. Decked out in muted colours with decorative touches of gold and burnished burgundy it is a beautiful contemporary space in which to relax and enjoy the signature dishes of Sous-Chef Prasit Kemphukaew formerly of Mantra and Cape Dara Resort. The first of these dishes to

arrive was a salute to the recent vegetarian festival, a riot of flavours incorporating refried bean curd with sesame sauce. If you thought tofu was a bland ingredient – think again. In Chef Prasit’s hands it is transformed into a thing of beauty with a soft, luscious consistency coated in a crisp, glistening coat and accompanied by a delectable sesame sauce (B.250). Roasted duck rolls (B.250) followed escorted by two slices of pink duck meat. These miniature rolls had been filled with hand-shredded duck and crunchy vegetables providing a fusion of textural flavours. The sliced duck was a juicy duo of tender meat with a border of crisp skin for that extra zing. To pair with our Chinese banquet

we had chosen a South African Sauvignon Blanc from the Robertson Winery. Clean, fresh aromas with the distinctive underlying tones of that sunny continent, it made good friends with all the courses. The next dish to hit the table was so picture-perfect it dazzled. An intricate basket had been made out of taro and filled to brimming with big buxom prawns and all manner of brightly coloured vegetables and fried cashew nuts with piquant dried chillies (B.690). The flavours zinged and zooshed in the mouth from sweetness to spicy and back to creamy nuttiness with the cashew nuts. Daring to spoil the symmetry of that taro nest we nibbled around the edge for an exquisite taste of vegetable pastry.

Bah Kot Teh soup (B.250) followed. The name literally translates as “meat bone tea” and consisted of meaty pork ribs simmered in a complex broth of herbs and spices including anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds and garlic. It was a wonderful piece of culinary engineering to produce such a deeply satisfying broth throbbing with aromatics. Shiitake mushrooms bobbed on the surface and spooning down deeper we discovered meaty pork ribs to nibble and chew. The plates flowed on – stewed pork leg appeared glistening and shiny from its braising in a salty, sweet sauce to become melt-in-themouth delicious with its layering of skin, fat and succulent meat. Chinese steamed buns provided the accompaniment. Snow fish is a deluxe item and here it was served with Szechuan sauce. Decidedly soft, juicy and

Shrimp with Cashew nuts in taro nest

Roasted Duck Rolls

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yielding the snowy white fish tasted delicious drenched in that flavoursome sauce. Did we have room for dessert? We were convinced by chef’s description of a dessert fit for an emperor and so it was. A sweet mango pudding with its mammary wobble was served with vanilla ice cream, strawberries and an excellent raspberry coulis. Chef Prasit creates exquisite contemporary Chinese cuisine, his dishes are innovative and truly delicious and kudos all round for our 6-course romp through the happy valley of Chinese gastronomy. A full a la carte menu is available. Visit soon. The Peak Chinese Restaurant Situated on the 9th floor of the Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel just by the Dolphin Roundabout on Naklua Road Open daily for lunch (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) and dinner (6:30 to 10 pm) Tel: 038 425 611-7 ext 2276 www.dusit.com/dtpa


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F&B Promotions The Sounds of the Sea and Delicious Seafood at Big Fish restaurant, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Big Fish enhances its seafood buffet with more premium catches and live music entertainment. The restaurant’s nightly Seafood BBQ Buffet is Pattaya’s best seafood at the best value for only 650 baht net or 950 baht net with free-flow wine. The buffet’s recent upgrade features more high-quality, premium seafood choices and now a new beat – acoustic guitar and piano by prominent local artists. Available every night from 6:30 to 10 pm.

Sensational soft-shell crab at Oasis restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya The start of softshell crab season is traditionally marked by the first full moon of November. To celebrate the chefs will feature throughout November Louisiana-style hand-breaded soft-shell crab served on a toasted bun accompanied by a crisp basket of fries. Oasis Restaurant is open daily from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations, call 038 714 981.

Relive the magic of Loy Krathong at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa

For reservations, call 038 930 600 or email fbsec@siamatpattaya.com.

Chronicles of Mantra presents Italian Cuisine at Mantra Restaurant & Bar, Amari Pattaya

Throughout the month of November, discover the true taste of Italy as Mantra offers Italian specialities that allow diners to explore and enjoy a culinary journey in a fresh and vibrant environment. Prices range from 220 to 850 baht. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is located on Beach Road in North Pattaya. For further information and reservations, contact 038 429 591 or email@mantra-pattaya.com.

Celebrate the full moon water festival on Saturday, November 21, with a special dining offer and the unique experience of floating candlelit krathongs. The Thai culinary team has prepared a mouthwatering Thai cuisine buffet from the four regions of Thailand to help celebrate the ancient festival of Loy Krathong. Also, there will be traditional Thai performances, plus a krathong floating ceremony. Price is 1,450 baht ++ per person. For further information or reservations, call 038 412 120 or email pattayamarriott@minor.com.

November Festivals with Buffet Dinner at Dusit Thani Pattaya

Lobster fest at Flames restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya For the month of November, Flames is offering lobster fresh from the Atlantic, prepared simply steamed or roasted with crab-and-seafood stuffing served with vegetables and drawn butter. Flames Restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya and opens daily from 6 to 11 pm. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.

The True Taste of Thai

Loy Krathong Night – Nov 25, 2015 A sumptuous buffet at The Bay Restaurant with speciallymade krathongs to float in the Lagoon Pool to mark the occasion. Buffet price is 999 baht net per adult and half price for children 5-12 years old. 699 baht net per person for unlimited flow of wine, beer, juice or soft drink. Pattaya Fireworks Festival – Nov 27-28, 2015 Watch this year’s fireworks festival at The Point with an international buffet and a great beverage package. Buffet price is 1,790 baht ++ and half price for children 5-12 years old. 890 baht ++ for free flowing wine, beer, juice or soft drinks. Open from 6:30 pm onwards.

at M Café Restaurant, Mercure Pattaya Hotel

For reservations, call Tel: 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2150.

Every Thursday evening from 6:30 until 10 pm Chef Nattavut and his team invite you to experience the true taste of Thai cuisine with a sumptuous buffet featuring enticing local favorites freshly prepared just for you. Among the delights on offer are fragrantly spicy Tom Yum Goong with plump shrimps and richly satisfying Gaeng Kiew Wan plus many more traditional classics and a dessert corner to die for, all at the irresistible price of only 300 baht per person nett. And with children under 5 dining free, 50 percent discount for children between 5 and 12 years old and Accor Plus members receiving 15 percent discount on food and drinks the price is as delicious as the fare.

Oohs and Aahs On High

For further information or to reserve a table, call 038 425 050.

Reserve your ticket now by calling 038 930 600.

at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya offers a specially created viewing, dining and party area for this year’s Pattaya International Fireworks Competition on November 27 and 28, 2015 from 6 pm onwards. Head skyward on the hotel’s 24th floor for not only the dazzling pyrotechnic display but also a line-up of top DJs from 7 pm until late as well as great food and drinks. Admission is 500 baht per person including one drink and all-night viewing and fun.

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

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

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


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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

The Royal Cliff’s unique deVine Wine Club delivers the La Dolce Vita Pattaya’s foodiegentsia and oenophiles gathered recently in the opulence of the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar to enjoy the latest deVine Wine Club dinner. The host for the evening was the distinguished sommelier, Federico Rainero, export manager of San Patrignano, Falesco and Castello di Cigognola who selected six excellent and varied Italian wines to accompany the exquisite food of Executive Chef Walter Thenisch. Graciously presided over by Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, these occasions are eagerly anticipated and enthusiastically attended. The first pouring of the evening was enjoyed in the Sunset Terrace Lobby and Bar when the sun was Federico Rainero - Export Manager

just dipping under the horizon as we arrived to be served a glass of 2012 Spumante Brut IGT, NV San Patrignano. Created from Sangiovese grapes it’s a fragrant wine, fresh, fruity and floral making it the perfect aperitif to be enjoyed with chef’s homemade Italian antipasti. We then adjourned to the Royal Grill Room where the glasses glistened and the starched napery stood to attention to welcome the guests and members of the wine club to another evening of wining and dining Royal Cliff style. The first appetizer to be served was Alaskan king crab leg on a bed of dark rye with frosted red currants, quail egg and Yuzu lime powder. Aulente IGT Bianco Rubicone 2014 was the chosen wine pairing. A Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc blend, it paired beautifully with the sweet luxury crab and its contemporary accompaniments. Our table loved

this course with its sparks of sharpness from the icy red currants contrasting with the bed of crumbed dark rye, the creaminess of the quail egg and the powdery interest of the fruity Yuzu and lime powder. The next entrée delivered, in our opinion, the star dish of the evening accompanied with a stellar white wine, Vie IGT Bianco Rubicone 2012. A polar white steamed cod fish medallion was crowned with a honey mirror, a puddle of fresh black truffle and served on a bed of sautéed baby greens and mint risotto. An incredible grouping of taste sensations and textures the interplay was extraordinary. The fish fell in perfect shards under the fork into a flawlessly executed risotto with the crowning glory of a precision cut square of aspic honey mirror adorned with a tiny pond of black truffle to deliver that final touch of luxury overload.

It was now time for the big, lusty red wines, the first of which was a Vitiano IGP 2011, Falesco. Blended from equal parts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, it displayed all varietal personalities resulting in a blend of distinction. To escort this gutsy wine we were served slow braised Wagyu beef ribs, veal marrow and grilled porcini mushrooms, baby broccolini, homemade potato dumplings and a Barolo reduction. It tasted as good as it sounds with its deep robust flavours of premier beef flattered by the heady mushrooms and tiny gems of soft, buttery veal marrow. A short respite from this pageant of dishes was provided by a rosella sherbet with its slightly tart flavour; it was the perfect antidote to the richness of the previous courses. The penultimate serving was a fine selection of Italian cheese with a fresh fig and pear slivers. The wine chosen to keep pace with these bold flavours was a full-bodied

Marciliano IGP 2009, Falesco. Rich in colour with a complex bouquet and warm with ripe blackberries it was a very graceful wine which loved the vibrancy of the king of Italian cheeses, Parmigiano, the tart, salty gentleness of the Taleggio and the distinction of the Gorgonzola. Dolci was provided in the form of a dark chocolate mousse with fleur de sel caramel and a mini macaroon. A Moscato D’Asti dessert wine was the charming escort to this top-notch confection. The wine dinner was as well orchestrated as ever, the standard of service was impeccable and Chef Walter had pushed the culinary envelope to bring a cavalcade of contemporary dishes that truly provided an evening of edible memories. The deVine Wine Club Dinners are held every few months and members and non-members are welcome. Details can be found on the Royal Cliff Hotels Group website on www.royalcliff.com.

Steamed Cod Fish Medallion

Alaskan King Crab

Slow Braised Wagyu Beef Ribs

Hotel Promotions Hilton Pattaya celebrates its 5th birthday with month-long promotions Hilton Pattaya celebrates its fifth anniversary this November with special culinary promotions for customers to enjoy throughout the month. Drift lobby lounge & bar – Anniversary Afternoon Tea Set at 750 baht Edge restaurant – Spend a minimum of 5,000 baht and receive an exclusive anniversary privilege voucher valued at over 10,000 baht Edge restaurant – Receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a Hilton teddy bear when you purchase four Sunday Brunch buffets on Nov 29 Horizon rooftop restaurant & bar – Five special menus created by the talented chefs from F&B Masters 2015

To learn more about the anniversary promotions, contact 038 253 000 or email: BKKHP_Pattaya_Festive@hilton.com.


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Sports Nutrition – A Key Factor behind every Successful Athlete by Herbalife

increase the effectiveness of training and indeed improve their performance.” If you are interested in boosting your sports nutrition, the main recommendation from Dr Julián is to feed your entire sporting activity. This means that in addition to taking care with nutrition for competitions, you must attend to nutrition during your everyday training, as it greatly impacts your body’s response. And also, your performance in competitions depends on how you perform in your training sessions. Vital Nutrition for Athletes Dr Julián shares the three important nutrients that athletes shouldn’t miss and how they affect performance.

In the world of sports, there is always a spotlight shining on the man of the match: an elite athlete, who brings thrills and excitement to the game. Certainly, behind the success of every athlete, aside from rigorous training and commitment to their goals, is the strong support from their families, team, fans and others. However, we should always remember that proper nutrition is one of the success factors behind great athletes as it can help enhance their athletic performance. Dr Julián Álvarez García, a specialist in sports medicine and sports physiology and a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, says that balanced nutrition is vital for sport players, regardless of their level. “Indeed, aiming for good nutrition should be a way of life for all athletes. They need to intensely focus on the contents and timing of their food, understanding such choices and loosely modelling their routines after that so they can benefit from good health over the long term. And, for sure it will

1. Carbohydrate (and Fat) – Source of Energy During exercise you NEED energy, and most come from carbohydrates and fat, with carbohydrates taking over at higher intensities. Studies have found it worthwhile to eat a meal rich in carbohydrates several hours before exercise, with good options including whole grain breads, potatoes, and fruit. Snacks between meals further boost energy intake. Because you can fill your carbohydrates deposits, choosing the right carbohydrates at the right time lasting the days leading up to a competition. 2. Protein – Best Care after Training You need to eat protein before and especially after exercise, as it’s vital for producing new muscle tissue and repairing muscles that are strained during exercise (which we call adaptation). Typically, only resistance training may require a special increase in protein, but endurance athletes also require protein for recovering and replenishing carbohydrate reserves. Many sportsmen and women may consider it challenging to get the necessary nutrition through traditional

meals, simply because they take time to prepare as well as eat, but optimal recovery is not only a problem of what to eat, also depending on when. So, the sooner, the better. This has led to the increasing popularity of protein/carbohydrate shakes that deliver key nutrition in the form of a drink. Such nutrition is accurate, easy and fast – and so, optimal. These shakes are not all created equal. Some have very high protein content, like those popular with body builders, who have higher muscle damage that needs repairing. Others have more carbohydrates, for athletes needing to restore energy levels, better suiting sports such as cricket. 3. Fluid – Reduce Fatigue, Heat, and Dehydration during Exercise In addition to carbohydrates, proteins, fats and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), you also need to drink enough fluids. Hydration is crucial during exercise. There’s an oft-repeated principle about drinking at least eight glasses of water per day, but as exercise can swiftly deplete your body of fluid, you should take special care to replace your fluids – including electrolytes – after exercise. Otherwise, studies show you’ll suffer both physically and mentally. And we can take advantage of this “fluid replacement” to carry other nutrients to your working muscles. So, it is an exciting field in continuous evolution. All elite athletes must observe strict discipline when it comes to nutrition to achieve the best results. It has never been easy to stay on the right track, especially when there are so many tasty dishes tempting you almost every day. But stay focused on achieving your sports goal and you’ll know you can do it! Remember, you can be your own champion! This article is brought to you by Herbalife in line with its mission of providing nutrition for a better life and promoting healthy, active lifestyles.


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Vol. 03 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2015

Khao Lak

Spa Promotions Love is All-Year Round promotion at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya Why wait until Valentine’s Day? Surprise your partner with the two-hour For Him and For Her treatment. For him, a masculine massage to soothe underlying muscles, and for her, a reviving massage for a youthful, glowing skin. Book this package now and enjoy a complimentary dip in the Jacuzzi, or indulge in a warm oil scalp massage together. Come visit and try this promotion from now until November 30, 2015 for only 4,800 baht for two persons. For more information, call 038 418 418 or visit www.breeze-spa.com and www.facebook.com/BreezeSpas.

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.

SPA Cenvaree

SPICE OF LIFE 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.

2 Hours THB 2,595++ / Single I THB 5,000++ / Couple For reservations, please contact Spa ext. 4333 This promotion is not valid in conjunction with Baht Bonanza, Discount Coupons and Gift Vouchers.

For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 967 or email: spacenvareecmbr@chr.co.th.

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Khuk Khak Beach can be reached by turning at the signpost just south of km 790 or, better, turning at the JW Marriott Hotel sign (km 789.1) and following the signs to the hotel, then proceeding past it to the beach. North of Khuk Khak are Pakarang Beach and Pakarang Cape (km 787), Pakweep Beach (km 784), and Bang Sak Beach (km 780). The latter beach is just 18 km south of Takua Pa. Sai Rung Waterfall About 30 minutes drive north of Khao Lak, just off Highway 4, is a nice waterfall, only a short walk from the car park. Swimming below the falls is reasonably safe. Chong Fah Waterfall 7 km inland (a quarter of which is unimproved dirt road) off Highway 4, at the northern end of Bang Niang, is another waterfall. The turn is marked with a blue signpost. Open from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Enjoy a short swim, as you have to walk about 1 km from the car park to access the scenic waterfall. Entry fee applies. Mu Koh Surin National Park To get to the Surin Islands there is ferry that leaves the dock on Highway 4, 6 km north of Kuraburi town, between Takua Pa and Kapoe. It’s a four-hour ferry ride to the islands; by speedboat it’s about one hour and 15 minutes. SeaStar (www.seastarandaman.com) and others can arrange passage, even if you plan to camp in the national park. Restaurant Phen Restaurant Located at Khuk Khak Beach, first restaurant to the right (facing

Mu Koh Surin National Park

the sea) of the JW Marriott Hotel beachfront. It offers a wide range of Thai and seafood, as well as nice sunset views and an informal and friendly atmosphere. Tour information, parasols, shower, traditional Thai massage, and taxi service available. Lucky Seafood Located in Bang Niang (find the 7-Eleven on the main road, restaurant is about 100 m behind it on road to the sea), Lucky has an extensive Thai/Western menu. Ample portions at prices typical for Thai restaurants serving tourists. Full bar. Accommodation JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa Located in Khuk Khak, north on Highway 4 past Khuk Khak centre, after 2 km turn towards beach at the huge JW Marriott sign (km 789.1), then follow signs. JW Marriott is known as one of the top hotels in Khao Lak with high standard of service and high-end facilities including the longest swimming pool in Southeast Asia.

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Khaolak City Hotel Located in Bang Niang, Khaolak City Hotel is close to bus station and just 10 minutes from the beach by shuttle service. The hotel offers furnished rooms at 500 baht per night. Call 076 486 192 or 093 660 3080 for details.

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25 – Adele

25 is the upcoming third studio album recorded by British singer and songwriter Adele. It is scheduled to be released on November 20, 2015, through XL Recordings. Following the release and international success of Adele's second studio album 21, she had planned to quit the music industry and go out on a positive note. However, Adele decided to take a hiatus instead and raise her son. During her sabbatical, she suffered with writer's block and rescheduled the album's studio sessions fearing she had lost her ability to write songs. In 2013, Adele had a breakthrough and the material that eventually became 25 manifested, with writing and recording continuing through to 2015. According to the singer, the album's title is a reflection of her when she was 25 and the frame of mind she was in during that age. The lead single, "Hello", was a critical and commercial success, topping the charts in 26 countries including the United Kingdom and the United States, where "Hello" became the first single to sell onemillion downloads in a release week.

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Release Date November 26, 2015 Voice Actors Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn Director Peter Sohn Writer Meg LeFauve Genre Animation | Adventure | Comedy

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts by the Capitol, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

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

OK. First some “Mitsu” nomenclature. Triton is the two-door and four-door pickup truck. Pajero Sport is the PPV (passenger pickup vehicle) aka Thai SUV built on the pickup truck skeleton. This concept enjoys lower excise tax than its passenger car-based equivalents. That's the simple reason you see them everywhere. Anno Domini 2015 despite the sluggish car sales this is Thailand's year of the PPVs and these are the contenders: the new Ford Everest, Isuzu MU-X, Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Trailblazer and the all-new Pajero Sport. Money matters: the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is circa 150,000 baht cheaper than the new Toyota SUV Fortuner and new Ford Everest SUV. Design: In terms of styling the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has released the WOW factor. It's futuristic and bold, called “Dynamic Shield” design. What a contrast compared to Mitsubishi Attrage, Mirage and Lancer passenger cars and the Triton pick-up. Mitsubishi’s latest design language shows off the heavily angular chromed front end, the accentuated fender flares and the outstanding, tapered,

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The All-New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2WD GT

tall vertical LED taillights. Remember Volvo XC90. Maybe too funky for some people but in the night they shine bright, increasing road safety. Two new colors have been added to old usual gray, white and black: Sterling Silver and the trendy Deep Bronze. Interior: The cockpit and cabin in stylish all black. Bolstered leather seats. The T-shape brushed aluminum center console and door panels bring a contemporary deluxe feel. Power seats for both driver and passenger. The chunky, four-spoke multifunction steering wheel and stylish, short, stubby gear selector look cool and is easy to operate. Like the electric parking brake. No pulling! While the competition boasts a sunroof or panoramic moonroof, Mitsubishi offers no sunroof but instead a flipdown DVD ceiling monitor with two pairs of wireless headphones and remote control. I like that. I am not a sunroof man, because Thailand is a hot, tropical country “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”. Engine/Drivetrain: The Pajero Sport’s drivetrain is based on the all-new downsized MIVEC clean 2.4-liter turbo diesel mated to a

Impressive Thai Built 7-Seater 8-Speeder SUV About 1.2 Million Baht with All Bells & Whistles slick eight-speed gearbox. Gone is the previous 2.5-liter diesel with a five-speed automatic. Mitsubishi says the new gearbox brings 17 percent improvement in fuel consumption. Noise and vibration have also been reduced. The 18-inch wheels provide adequate traction and grip. The Drive: First impression. This is a smooth machine with plenty of torque on tap. Hit the highway and FUN starts. Commanding view like all PPVs. Step on it! Two hands on those delicious aluminum Ferrari-style paddle shifters for up and down shifting and cruise control when needed. In the traffic jam there's a fine entertainment system DVD, Bluetooth, etc., and a bilingual navigation/map. Safety features: LED daylight running lights, dual knee and curtain airbags, plus ABS, BA and EDB systems. I must confess that of all the pickup trucks and PPVs I have driven, including the previous 3-liter V6 Pajero Sport, this new Pajero Sport GT cuts the mustard. Verdict: Amazing piece of automotive innovation. Inside/Out. What a development from the 1996

predecessor utilitarian Mitsubishi G-Wagon. Whether you call it a Thai built SUV or PPV, the new Pajero Sport GT is a strong contender – maybe a winner in this popular segment. Pattaya Today Automotive recommends a test drive. There are 223 “Mitsu” dealers in the Kingdom. The all-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes in two variants: 2WD GT at

1,250,000 baht and GT 4WD-Premium at 1,450,000 baht. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2WD GT Engine: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder diesel-turbo Power: 181 hp Torque: 430 Nm Transmission: 8-speed automatic Top speed: 180 kph Price: 1,250,000 baht www.mitsubishi-motors.co.th


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What's Inside: Property

South East Asia Property Awards 2015

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Thailand Intercountry Adoption of Minor

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Succession Planning...

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Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH)

Award-winning hotel group and convention centre amid nature PEACH is a world-class multipurpose convention venue under the flagship of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. The centre has won multiple prestigious awards for being the best MICE facility in Asia including 'best convention hotel in Thailand' by International Hotel Awards in association with HSBC.

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his highly-rated convention and exhibition hall can accommodate up to 10,062 persons theatre-style and 4,340 for banquets. The main hall is flexible and can be divided into four large sections or nine smaller sections,

all adequately soundproof. There are also 18 smaller meeting rooms with seating capacities ranging from 10 to 680 people for breakout sessions, board meetings, training classes or discussion forums. Versatile and flexible options allow

the venue to host any type of event, from high-level conventions, meetings and exhibitions, product launches to concerts, gala events, weddings and banquets. A dedicated international team of professional conference and incentive specialists is on hand to assist you with your every need. Location The Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) is situated in a 64-acre estate of lavish, landscaped greenery overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. With no other location in Thailand boasting such spectacular views coupled with deluxe interior design and up-to-date technology,

it offers the convenience of supporting five-star hotels and facilities. It is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, lush green areas and a scenic natural environment. Green Feature Endorsed as a ‘green’ venue and accommodation, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and PEACH have been championing environmental conservation since 1973. The property is the first of its kind in Asia Pacific to be ideally located amidst nature. Its commitment to environmental stewardship has been recognized by numerous organizations. Continued on page P4/24


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Property

South East Asia Property Awards 2015 The South East Asia Property Awards 2015, now in its fifth successful year, is the largest, most prestigious and certainly the most recognized industry awards event in the region. The event last month at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore attracted nearly 400 of the best known and up-and-coming names in real estate. Last year’s winners included Ayala Land Inc, Pace Development, Vingroup, Sinar Mas Land, Frasers Centerpoint, Major Development, Sunway Integrated Properties and CapitaLand. The Lippo Group’s James Riady was awarded the distinguished title and honor as the Real Estate Personality of the Year 2014. This year’s gala event also featured the inaugural Property Report Congress--a unique opportunity to celebrate the region's established and emerging property markets by meeting industry leaders who are redefining those markets. A record was set when the Far East Organization became the first company ever to win the prestigious Best Developer (South East Asia) title twice at the glamorous blacktie ceremony after previously claiming the honor in 2011. Speaking to the guests, Vincent Lee, assistant director of the Far East Organization, said, “We’re really grateful for this award and we want to show our appreciation to the South East Asia Property Awards for believing in what the Far East Organization is doing.” That was not all for the Far East Organization as they took home four domestic awards including

Best Commercial Development for SBF Centre, a 31-storey sustainable development in the heart of Singapore’s core central business district, and The Green Mark Platinum-certified project that was ultimately declared the Best Green Development (South East Asia), setting the bar for the region’s mixed-use segment that is becoming more involved in the green movement. Still another Singapore industry giant winning the coveted Best Condominium (South East Asia) trophy award was GuocoLand for their freehold project in Singapore’s Garden City District 10, beating award-winning luxury and midrange condo projects in Myanmar, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Overall, it was a fantastic evening and year for Singapore and Malaysia as they accepted four awards each at Ensign Media’s most respected South East Asia real estate award event. Another milestone was the fact that the Asia Property Awards was also celebrating its tenth year. Other big winners were Malaysia’s prized hotel property, WOLO Bukit Bintang by Wonderful Vantage Sdn Bhd, which was judged the Best Commercial Development (South East Asia), while the outstanding Senibong Cove by Front Concept Sdn Bhd was declared champion in the Best Villa/Housing Development (South East Asia) category. At the grand finals, these same two Malaysia-based projects also accepted one design award each.

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

Following the inaugural Property Report Congress 2015, Asia’s industry-leading monthly publication, Property Report, presented special trophies to properties in Indonesia, while the Philippines and Thailand went to center stage for one trophy each as other deserving finalists from Vietnam and Myanmar cheered their ASEAN partners on. This year’s South East Asia Property Awards featured Mink Tan, principal architect and chief design officer of MINKKE, as leader of the independent judging panel. Tan, a veteran architect and designer, said, “The biggest change in the region’s property sector in the past five years has been the speed with which the developing countries have started to catch up with the developed ones. “You can see developments from the less developed regions now brimming with new ideas, though at times borrowed from the more developed countries, but soon will be moving beyond just copying the West or the likes.” Once again entries were submitted by industry players as well as the general public and, once again, administering the process was BDO International—one of the world’s largest accounting firms, universally known for its fairness and transparency. In Southeast Asia the firm is represented by Paul Ashburn. Speaking before the Shangri-La Hotel’s gala ballroom dinner guests, Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media and publisher of Property Report magazine, said, “This evening is the end of a year-long journey

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 Real Estate Co., Ltd., with his wife, Khun Supap, for more than 20 years. He himself has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years, having started his career in the United States where he was licensed and practiced both real estate sales and property management in Seattle, Washington. Wade is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and a CIPS certification instructor

to find the best of the best across Southeast Asia. It is the crowning event of the hard work of developers and real estate professionals in the region as it approaches a new era of economic integration. The depth of innovation and leadership displayed by all the contenders this year is a great reminder why Southeast Asia remains one of the most exciting real estate markets internationally.” As for me, this was truly a great year as not only did we celebrate the gala and glitz of the South East Asia Property Awards but I also participated in the inaugural Property Report Congress event, where I moderated the ‘Break

with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States. He is an instructor with the Thailand Real Estate and Business School (TREBS) and heads the International Marketing Committee as vice president for 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 almost 10 years. Having done business successfully in the Eastern Seaboard/Pattaya area for over 20 years, Clayton Wade is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his public speaking and television presentations as well as

Out Session’ Thailand panel. We successfully presented the best of things to come from Thailand’s real estate future, with positive insights contributed by my three esteemed panelists. After almost ten years of judging and presenting awards for our Thailand Property Awards events, it was an honor and a privilege for me to present an award at the South East Asia Property Awards 2015. On center stage I presented the Best Residential Interior Design award to the proud and deserving The Residences by Anantara by Minor International (Thailand). For a decade now Terry Blackburn and his Ensign Media have been the absolute benchmark for recognizing Asia’s finest and most successful real estate developers and associated professionals while single handedly raising the bar of excellence each and every year. Terry Blackburn and Ensign Media in their tenth year and once again…even better! For a full list of winners and highly commended at the South East Asia Property Awards 2015 visit: www.asiapropertyawards. com/seapa or email: info@ asiapropertyawards.com. You may also follow #AsiaPropertyAwards to join the conversation about the Asia Property Awards series on social media.

having written regularly for leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at clayton@premierinternational.com.


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In 2008, the centre was recognized as “The Best Green Venue” by the Green Hotels of USA and is the only property in Thailand to achieve this prestigious distinction. It has been awarded the Environment Impact Assessment Monitoring Award in recognition of exceptional environment management policies since 2004 up until its latest addition in 2014. It supports and pioneers environment-friendly initiatives and takes this further by encouraging event organizers to do the same. It has launched an exciting program where flame trees are planted in various vital

locations on behalf of companies who select PEACH as the venue for their events. PEACH also offers a supplementary range of green venues including the Lotus Pond garden and picturesque tropical terraces for exclusive events. Technical Specifications and Additional Facilities • Column-free halls • Overhead catwalk system • Self-sufficient kitchen set-up • Space for 474 standard booths • Helipad • 495 recess boxes • Organizers’ offices

• 18 breakout rooms • Simultaneous multilingual interpretation facility • 9.5 m ceiling height • Wi-Fi • Vehicular and display material access • Indoor car park for 506 cars with a chauffeurs’ waiting room • 1-2.5 tons floor loading capacity • VIP rooms Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) 353 Phra Tamnuk Road, Pattaya Tel: 038 250 421 Email: mice@royalcliff.com www.peachthailand.com


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Legal & Expat Money

LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

Thailand Intercountry Adoption of Minor Where does the application for intercountry adoption take place? Foreign applicants who intend to adopt a Thai child must make the adoption application through the social welfare authority (competent authority) in their country or the nongovernmental child welfare organization which is licensed by their government to handle the matter of intercountry adoption. Thailand intercountry adoption is operated in accordance with the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. Under Thailand’s Child Adoption Act of 1979, all intercountry adoption applications have to be processed through the Department of Social Development and Welfare (DSDW referred to as a competent authority) or nongovernmental child welfare agencies (authorized agencies) which are particularly authorized by DSDW and under the direction of the Child Adoption Board of Thailand. What are the preliminary qualifications of a prospective foreign adoptive parent? 1. The adoptive parent must be more than 25 years old and must be at least 15 years older than the person to be adopted. 2. A prospective foreign adoptive parent must have a legitimate spouse in case of applying as a couple or family. 3. The adoptive parent must be eligible to adopt a child from Thailand under the laws of their home country. What are the Thai regulations regarding the adopted children? 1. The person to be adopted who is more than 15 years old must give his or her consent. 2. If the person to be adopted is a minor, consent must be received from: • both parents if they are still alive; • either parent if only one is alive or has custody; • the legal representative or the prosecutor who has made a request to the court to approve the adoption; • the person in charge of the hospital or other institution approved by the local governmental agency; • the person who has taken care of an abandoned child for more than one year. 3. The adoptive parent and the person to be adopted must receive consent from their spouse except where the spouse is not capable of giving consent or the spouse has left the area and his or her whereabouts are unknown for more than one year. 4. A minor cannot be an adopted child of someone else, except if the child has been adopted by your spouse. 5. It is not possible to adopt more than one child at a time, except for twins, siblings, or in cases of adopting the children of the applicant's Thai spouse.

6. DSDW advises that it is extremely unlikely that an abandoned child under the age of one year would be available for foreign adoption. According to the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand, a minor is a person under the age of 20. What are the benefits of the registration of adoption? Once registered, the adoption is recognized by the Thai government, and the adoptive parents and the adopted person gain the benefits of adoption. 1. The adopted child has the right to use the last name and inherit the assets of the adoptive parent. However, the adoptive parent cannot inherit the assets of the adopted person. 2. From the date of registration, the adoptive parent has the authority to raise the adopted child as his or her own legal child. 3. From the date of registration, biological parents no longer have power or rights over the child. Are the foreign adoptive parents required to travel to Thailand? According to the Ministerial Regulation, both of the prospective adoptive parents have to travel to Thailand. In case the pre-adoption placement is approved, DSDW will set a specific appointment for the prospective adoptive parents to present themselves to the Child Adoption Board in Thailand for interview, and to receive the child for pre-adoption placement. Are the foreign adoptive parents who do not have permanent residence in a foreign country eligible for intercountry adoption? For applicants who are temporarily residing in a foreign country, the Home Study Report will have to be made and their eligibility will have to be assessed and confirmed by the competent authority in their country of residence. Unless the applicants have been living in that country for at least six months when submitting their application and will remain in that country until the adoption is finalized, assistance may be needed from the competent authority in the country where they have temporarily resided. The competent authority may prepare the Home Study Report and supervise the pre-adoption placement when due. The eligibility for intercountry adoption may be confirmed by the embassy of their country of residence in such country. Furthermore, the permission for the child to be adopted to enter the countries has to be confirmed to DSDW by the concerned authorities of both countries.

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Succession Planning... Expatriate Financial Planning, back to basics… In our earlier articles we covered asset protection structures through the use of offshore trusts, and inheritance planning vehicles. Often overlooked however, are the most basic foundations of any financial planning review, especially relevant for international families taking up residence overseas, or already living outside their home country. Could your family survive…? This question is an obvious one but we are always surprised at how many expatriate families ignore international life assurance. This is even more important for cross-cultural relationships and marriages. For a myriad of good reasons, most expatriates will retain the bulk of their capital, bank accounts and investment portfolios, outside of the country that they are living in. If the survivor(s) is not aware of the existence and/or location of those assets they could remain undiscovered for years.

In any event, on the death of the person named on the account, (and if not in joint names and/or with named beneficiaries) those assets will be frozen in each country that they are based in, and will then have to pass through probate in the domicile country of the deceased, which more often than not, is the country they were born in. This could take a year or more, not to mention the logistics involved, and no one gets any money in the meantime – a huge burden on loved ones. The bills keep coming in, school fees still need to be paid, and in many cases the survivor will not be able to generate an income level sufficient to meet initial and ongoing needs. This could lead to a severe downgrading of current lifestyle and a significant depletion of capital. Check that any existing life protection you have in place already still covers you whilst living overseas. Many expatriates assume that the life cover they took out years ago in their home country will still cover them in Asia. This may be so for a few but the vast majority of ‘home country’ insurance companies will not extend cover to overseas residents, and will certainly not take the trouble to tell you so until it’s too late. Of course no one knows when their time will come. However, knowing that you have taken steps to help those you leave behind to cope if the worst should happen can be hugely reassuring to all involved. A local will for local assets, offshore life cover with named beneficiaries, and offshore assets assigned into a suitably worded trust are the basics. New Products Recently, some new providers of international life assurance have appeared in the market place with competitive rates for both term and whole life insurance. These can be written as a single life plan or on a joint life basis and can be incorporated in a trust to provide solutions for a variety of Inheritance issues. 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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Business News Asia-Pacific countries strengthen Savills Thailand expands in Eastern regional cooperation in trade and Seaboard with two investment at UN policy forum new appointments

Savills Thailand are pleased to announce and welcome two appointments in the Savills Pattaya office effective from November 1, 2015. The first being the appointment of Mark Bowling, who assumes the role of associate director – Head of Eastern Seaboard. Mark leads the well-established Savills property management business within Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard. Furthermore, Mark is responsible for developing a team specializing in residential sales and leasing throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Prior to joining Savills, Mark spent over six years as associate director with Colliers International (Pattaya), successfully leading them to three consecutive wins as Best Agent (Eastern Seaboard) at

the prestigious Thailand Property Awards in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Mark was also awarded a Colliers International Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Achiever in 2011. Mark is currently serving as chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), Eastern Seaboard, and as a regional panel judge for the Thailand Property Awards. The second appointment is Warisa “Joy” Raktham who joins as sales manager, Residential Sales and Leasing in Pattaya. Prior to joining Savills, Joy also worked alongside Mark Bowling at Colliers International as sales manager for over seven years. Joy will be seeking new opportunities to develop corporate leasing and residential sales.

Senior government representatives from more than 30 Asia-Pacific countries ended three days of United Nations-sponsored talks in Bangkok, calling for strengthened regional cooperation in trade and investment with a special focus on realizing the role of trade and investment in achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Fourth Session of the Committee on Trade and Investment, a regional policymakers’ forum convened biannually by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), called for continued work in trade facilitation and paperless trade, a renewed focus on potential regional barriers to trade and investment and the ongoing need to integrate the region, especially along the lines of SouthSouth cooperation. The Committee also called for countries to build capacity so that policymakers could effectively navigate the new global economic landscape. “Strong, diversified and wellbalanced growth and trade, propelled by both external and domestic demand, will be critical to set on

course the SDG implementation,” said United Nations UnderSecretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP Dr Shamshad Akhtar in her opening remarks at the Committee. Dr. Akhtar said, “It is an opportune time for the region to take stock of its real trade potential and to take steps to enhance its competitive edge through implementation of enabling policies that fully exploit each country’s economic potential in an inclusive and sustainable manner.” Discussions at the Committee were informed by findings in the

ESCAP Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2015 Supporting Participation in Value Chains. The report sent a strong message that the Asia-Pacific region needs to respond to slowing global trade growth with new policies that boost competitiveness and productivity to harness the potential for trade created by the spread of Global Value Chains. The Trade and Investment Committee session was one of the main events during the Fourth Trade and Investment Week held by ESCAP and partners from November 1 to 6.

Thanyapura named Asia’s leading sports resort at World Travel Awards

Amari Phuket wins Orbitz Worldwide Award

Amari Phuket was presented with 2015 Best in Stay Elite Award by Orbitz Worldwide, one of the most popular online room booking channels in the world, for being the highest-rated hotel in the Phuket market. The award was received by the hotel’s management team led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier (middle), vice president and area general manager – South Thailand.

Thanyapura Phuket has been named Asia's Leading Sports Resort at the 22nd annual World Travel Awards, renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive of its kind in the travel and tourism industry – the 'ultimate hallmark of quality' and the 'benchmark to which all others aspire'. "This is a great honour and the ultimate validation of the industryleading health and fitness model we've established," said Philipp Graf von Hardenberg (second from right), Thanyapura president and chief executive officer. "We set very high standards every day and receiving a world travel award makes

us very proud. We truly appreciate that our commitment to our guests, athletes and patients is recognized." Hundreds of thousands of travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers vote in the World Travel Awards, with Thanyapura set to go head to head with the other regional winners from around the planet in a final round of voting to decide the Grand Final victors of the awards. Being named Asia's Leading Sports Resort is another highlight for a venue that attracts some of the world's best athletes to use its state-of-the-art facilities, while also catering to amateur enthusiasts looking to improve their

performance and people who want to feel and look better by tapping Thanyapura's patented body, mind and soul approach to health and fitness. It is an approach that resulted in swimming's governing body, FINA, choosing Thanyapura for its "Targeting Rio 2016" project – a partnership in which 26 Southeast Asian scholarship-holders are living and training at the facility ahead of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. It is also known for its triathlon training with programs led by four-time World Champion and Executive Chairman Chris Macca McCormack.


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Business News Herbalife executive receives Quality Person of the Year 2015 Award

Suphot Rittipichaiwat, general manager of Herbalife Thailand, received the Quality Person of the Year 2015 Award in the Business Section for Personal Care and Medical Products category from the Foundation of Science and Technology Council of Thailand (FSTT). This distinction is given to individuals in various fields who have succeeded personally and professionally, while dedicating themselves to the benefit of Thai society and the country. In addition to his successful career and family life, Suphot

is recognized for his charitable efforts. He is a staunch supporter of Herbalife’s corporate social responsibility activities to help underprivileged children through CASA Herbalife programs in Thailand. The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) also provides financial aid for nutritional programs and sports activities for children. The program aims to encourage both physical and mental development among the youth, so they can become responsible and productive members of the community.

Ten Honda opens showroom in downtown Bangkok office, customer lounge with chic decorations, breastfeeding room, children zone, service center that can service up to 100 cars per day, and 60 well-trained staff fully committed to provide the best service to all customers. Ten Honda also offers car rental services starting from 800 baht per day. Celebrating its opening, promotion and customers activities are held for the whole month of November. To find out more, contact Tel: 02 392 5555. Ten Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., Honda authorized dealer and service center appointed by Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., hosted an official opening ceremony for its new showroom, Kluaynamthai branch, featuring a 7-storey building with a 2-rai plot of land on Rama IV road with an investment of 750 million baht. The building includes a modern showroom, headquarters

TAT launches new Amazing Thailand Logo at WTM 2015 by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

InterContinental Bangkok named Thailand’s leading business hotel for third year running

For the third year in a row, InterContinental Bangkok has been named Thailand’s Leading Business Hotel in the prestigious World Travel Awards annual survey. The downtown Bangkok hotel bested nine other nominees to take top prize in the category during the

22nd World Travel Awards, Asia and Australasia Ceremony, held in Hong Kong. The World Travel Awards are considered the Oscars of the industry, with nominations made and votes cast by travel and tourism professionals around the globe as well as by the general public.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) rolled out a number of strategic activities to promote the good image of the Kingdom as a top tourist destination at one of the most important travel trade events in Europe, the World Travel Market (WTM), from November 2-4, 2015. TAT first attended the WTM in 1980, making this the 35th year of participation. Traditionally, TAT uses the show as an important platform to launch the country’s tourism marketing campaign for the incoming year. This year TAT is launching the new Amazing Thailand logo, which incorporates the attraction and appeal of the most famous characteristic of Thailand – The Smile. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT

governor said, “One of Thailand’s most important events for this year, WTM will be the launch of the new ‘Amazing Thailand’ logo, which features the famous Thai Smile. Thailand is also known as the Land of Smiles, and the new logo builds on that in order to strengthen the bonds of friendship, fun and happiness.” Ornate details of the traditional Thai Kanok pattern have been adjusted to create the ‘Smile’ symbol. The letter ‘A’ in the word ‘Thailand’ has been redesigned to look like a pair of smiling eyes, which, when accompanied with the ‘Smile’ symbol, perfectly form a person’s smiling face. The colour schemes have also been specifically chosen to underpin the image of softness. One highlight in support of the

new logo is the “I-smile” activity to show the development of TAT’s world-class information technology management tools to promote tourism. Visitors were able to check out the entire website, mobile application, as well as events and online campaigns. Visitors who signed up for the campaigns and activities received exotic prizes of high-quality Thai fabric and a bag tag with their photos emblazoned by the new Amazing Thailand logo. TAT has also organised a prominent “London Bus Wrapping” with the new Amazing Thailand smile logo display that is being prominently positioned in front of the Excel Hall. The bus offers a chance for visitors to enjoy a free cup of Doi Chang coffee, and a free Thai massage.


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Business Opportunities

( 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 one-bedroom apartment with large ensuite & separate kitchen (suitable for owner or could rent out). 1 studio apartment for staff. Fully furnished with all bar equipment. 3 + 3 year lease available & no key money. Sale Price: THB 2.3 million. Any reasonable offer considered. Contact Tel: 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@gmail.com

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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) PAC Co., Ltd. Can 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 If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0958466533 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services o f f e r e d : A i r- c o n d i t i o n installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

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Houses for Sale

(ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Ta l a n g w a . L o c a t e d i n Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors. Call 082 479 1204 (ptmhfs-ao0000)Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis

court. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) F a b u l o u s 5 B e d ro o m s 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

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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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR6075)

Beautiful Home in Ta d a r a w a d i V i 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) G o r g e o u s L a k e Vi e w Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 9 0 T LW / 2 0 6 S q m . 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. (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)


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A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 35 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Phoenix Golf Course Villas! Selling Price 13.950 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6407) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) 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)

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Houses for Rent

( p t m h f r- h 0 7 1 5 ) 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 W i 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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 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, 2 5 0 S q m / 9 8 T LW. 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 (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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

Condos for Sale

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


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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. 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

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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) F o re i g n e r O w n e r s h i p 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Nicely Decorated Apartment in Town at Northshore! Selling Price 9 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 67 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4990) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Wongamat Bay Sea View Apartment....This Month Huge Reduction! Selling Price is 14.375 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3990) B e a c h f ro n t L i v i n g i n 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)

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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) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (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. (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) Beachfront Living in Dongtan Area Apartment! Selling Price is 4.95 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 96 Sqm. (PR6646) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm. (PR4979)

CONDOS FOR RENT

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

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Condos for Sale

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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4979)

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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0689) Absolutely Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 90,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 350 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1704) The Resort Style Residence Apartment! Rental Price is 65,000 Baht/Month, 2+1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 138 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6896) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Jomtien Beach! Rental Price 120,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms,

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217 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6662) Lovely Apartment with a Nice Sunset & Island Views! Rental Price 75,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom, 254 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5338)

Land for Sale

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 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 A re a ! S e l l i n g P r i c e i s 48,000,000 Million 324 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 (PLD0706)

S o i Tu n g k l o m t a n m u n A re a ! S e l l i n g P r i c e i s 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 A re a ! S e l l i n g P r i c e i s 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 081-634-2915 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)

Job Vacancies

Painter to paint our kitchen cupboards and also a carpet fitter to fit a carpet in our bedroom. Tel: 085 084 4270 The Ranch Steak House Requires Manager, Steak Chef, Steak Sous Chef, Pizza Chef, Captain, Bartender, Welcome Staff. Interested call Mr Danny at 081 949 8702

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

Vehicles for Sale

Toyota - Hilux Vigo D4D Double Cab 2010. I sell my car Toyota - Hilux Vigo D4D - Double Cab, Silver, Manual, Climate Control, Alloy Wheels, CD, Nov. Powder River, a. Power. Lock, tapestry velvet mirror chrome. Electric mirrors doors, digital white lights, fog lights, 17 “alloy, fiber, Liner, remote, Awm, PT. SPECIAL PRICE ONLY 170 000 Thb, year: 2010, 52000kms. alan.antoniou@ gmail.com, call 095 487 8200

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To y o t a T i 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 The Use of Drama in the Classroom by Maureen Nelly The students at MIS Year 5 are all around 10 and 11 years old. While there are many students from around the world, what these children have in common is being immersed in the English language during instruction time at this Pattaya international school. Since literacy is comprised of the four elements of reading, writing, listening and speaking, I’ve found that the use of drama in the classroom helps children become successful in all four areas. In particular, in those whose second language is English, confidence, fluency and good times are the natural byproducts of drama and theatre in class. Although play script creation began in the earlier years, many of the students

in Year 5 are becoming more acquainted with acting, its strategies, and the use of emotion and humor, through acting this year. Just recently, the Afterschool Drama Club staged several performances of “Little Rabbit Foo Foo” for Year 5 and other classes. The children were very proud of their work and pulled together all the different stage aspects of memorization, use of voice,

Diwali Delights at GIS by Mark Beales

Garden International School (GIS) celebrated Diwali in spectacular fashion with dances, songs and traditional Indian snacks. The main hall was packed on November 5 to mark Diwali, the festival of light. Beforehand, parents had prepared tasty snacks to try

and scented candles lit the way into the hall. Primary and Secondary students took part in several performances, which told the story of Diwali and also featured traditional and modern Indian music and dance. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

stage directions, editing scripts, and costume and prop creation. We are now beginning work on our next production – a humorous adaptation of the story “Cinderella”. During first term, the construction of a classroom puppet theatre was begun and it is now nearing final completion. We decided as a class that making sock puppets would be a great way

to begin using our theatre. So after the winter break, one of the first new projects of term two will be the creation of our individual sock puppets. Initially, children will be placed in small groups to work with the script, define

their characters and to practice their performances both in small groups and before the whole class. And scripts will be simpler affairs with anywhere from two to five characters. Eventually, we will bring in more complex elements of staging, scripting and productions as well as the creation of our own puppet theatre play scripts. Maureen Nelly is a teacher certificated in both the states of New York and California in the USA. She has taught in various types of classroom settings including homeroom teacher, specialist in English instruction, long-distance learning and

more. In addition to teaching in America for 15 years, Ms Nelly has also traveled throughout the world working as a teacher of English and other subjects in English as both a volunteer and a paid professional. After teaching in international schools in Taiwan for five years, Ms Nelly realized her dream of teaching at an international school in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Now here at Mooltripakdee International School in Pattaya, she is convinced more than ever, that she will remain and teach in Thailand for the next many years. “It is my home now and I love the Thai people, the culture and the Kingdom of Thailand.”


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This & That Sex and Religion in Ancient Thebes

20th Century Fox’s The Egyptian (1954) is wedged awkwardly in Cinemascope terms between The Robe (1953) and Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra some nine years later. Only The Robe was a box office success as it was quick-moving and dealt with the sufferings of the early Christians at a time when cinema audiences were not totally turned off by orthodox religious subjects. Cleopatra was far too long and bored the pants off people who went to see it. Oddly, The Egyptian made its money not in the cinemas of the 1950s but in much later releases on cable TV and in disc versions. Today the movie, based on a novel by Mika Waltari about court intrigues in the 14th century BC, is something of a cult classic and has recently been re-released by Twilight Movies on DVD and Blueray with a full-length commentary by film historians.

The reason why cinema audiences of 60 years ago did not warm to the Egyptian is that there is no happy ending and thus ran contrary to the expectations of the time in epics. The main character is Sinuhe (Edmund Purdom), a physician who wastes his entire life chasing shadows and ends up being exiled for life in a remote desert. He gets mixed up with a Babylonian harlot, Nefer (Bella Darvi), who bankrupts him without ever showing him the “finer perfection of love” which he craves, or thinks he does. He recovers from this episode, making mega-cash from his medical skills, only to end up murdering the pharaoh Akhnaton (Michael Wilding), almost killing his successor, and ending up as a penniless exile writing his memoirs in total isolation. Sinuhe is not a likeable guy whereas cinema audiences of the time looked for heroes. He toys with the new religion

of the One God, allegedly anticipating Christianity, and even has an affair with one of its adherents, Merit (Jean Simmons). Yet he shows no real remorse when she is murdered in a massacre of worshippers by priests representing the Old Gods. He very nearly poisons his best friend, Horemheb (Victor Mature), but has a last minute change of heart and is exiled for life when Horemheb becomes the next pharaoh in a palace coup. As in the book, Sinuhe spends his life searching for answers to the meaning of life but fails to come up with any, except to remark that mankind is a crawling disease on the face of the Earth. His only ability seems to be to make a fortune from medicine and then lose it – twice as a matter of fact. He even betrays his own parents and sells their tomb in the Valley of the Kings to pay for his sex life during one of his pauper periods. It is a paradox of the movie that DVD watchers of today, who are much more broad-minded than the post-war cinema audiences, find the deviousness and sordidity implicit and explicit in the movie much more to their taste. The Egyptian was a hugely

expensive movie to make and many of the props were later sold off to re-appear in Cecil B deMille’s The Ten Commandments. In spite of the gloomy theme, the cast is mostly well chosen. Bella Darvi is convincing as the heartless gold digger who eventually gets her come-uppance by dying of a dread disease. Peter Ustinov is excellent as Kaptah, Sinuhe’s servant who sticks with him through thick and thin. On the other hand, Michael Wilding just can’t carry off the part of the pharaoh who believes in one god. He comes across simply as a prissy Englishman in funny clothes and a hat which reminds you of the sort that popes are buried in. Director Michael Curtiz organizes well the crowd scenes and gives a convincing interpretation of the massacre of the followers of Aton in their temple. The musical score is excellent, partly written by Bernard Herrman, and the Twilight Movies version allows you to listen to the musical score, if you want to, without any dialogue at all. The words of the hymn to Aton “How beautiful art thou” are said to be based on ancient papyri, although the connection is surely slight.

Not that it matters much, but the film is not based on real history. Although the pharaoh Ahknaton was real enough, he was succeeded by the boyking Tutenkhamen and not by Horemheb as depicted. Ahknaton built his own city Tel-el-Amarna in dedication of the sun god Aton and had no temple in Thebes as shown in the movie. The film tries to draw a strong parallel between the worship of Aton and early Christianity over a thousand years later, but is forced to give up on the attempt: there are no parallels in fact! Well, never mind. If you

like historical spectacles on the screen, then you are likely to put The Egyptian on your much-wanted list. The latest DVD and Blue-ray limited edition, available from Amazon, will set you back about US$40. However, it’s worth it for the extras. During the commentary by the film historians, we learn that Bella Darvi’s cat, which hisses at Sinuhe as he tries to strangle and drown its mistress, was chosen from a short-list of 50 Persianlooking moggies. You would surely not find that kind of attention to detail in the movies of today.


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This & That antiseptic and antibacterial properties in these teas help fight bad bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. Also, a 2014 study published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery noted that a green tea mouth rinse could be an appropriate and effective choice for controlling pain associated with acute pericoronitis.

by Emily Irwin, www.UrbaneWomen.com

Are You Ready For A Relationship? 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before “Plunging In”

Admitting to yourself that you’re not ready to enter a relationship can be very hard to do when single. Everyone should get the chance to be in a loving, healthy romantic relationship, but depending on your circumstances and emotional health, it may not be a good idea to jump right into one. It may be better for you and your eventual partner if you get your emotions and other parts of your life straightened out first. Before committing to a relationship, always stop and ask yourself these five questions: 1. Are You Really Over Your Ex? If not, getting involved with someone else is highly unwise. Using someone who may or may not really like you to help heal a broken heart is wrong, because your relationship with the new person will be permanently tainted by thoughts about your ex. You won’t really be able to start fresh – you’ll just try to work out whatever unresolved issues you and your ex may have had with your new partner. Or, even worse, you won’t be able to judge him for who he is, but only on the basis of what your ex was like.

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Here’s Why You Should Not Throw Away Used Tea Bags

Prepackaged tea bags make it so easy to enjoy a cup of tasty tea. Whether it is green tea, black tea, chamomile tea, peppermint tea or any other herbal tea, drinking a few cups daily provides many health benefits. Herbal teas have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, astringent and antibiotic properties. But did you know you can get many additional benefits from those little tea bags after you’ve had your tea? Instead of just throwing them away, you can use the damp, small tea bags in your beauty regimen and even gardening. Here are the top 10 uses of used tea bags. 1. Treat Mild Acne Used green tea bags can help protect and beautify your skin in a number of ways. In fact, they are one of the best home remedies for mild acne. The catechins in green tea have antibacterial properties that help fight acne-causing bacteria. A 2009 study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology suggests that green tea lotion can be an effective and safe treatment for mild acne. Another study, published in the Journal of Investigative

4. Make Your Hair Shiny Used black or green tea bags can add shine to dry and dull hair. The antioxidants in the tea promote hair growth as well as prevent common problems like dry scalp and dandruff. 5. Soothe Puffy and Irritated Eyes Any kind of tea bags can help soothe puffy and irritated eyes. Tea has anti-irritant and antioxidant properties that help reduce swelling around your eyes and relieve tiredness and inflammation. Furthermore, it helps restore the natural glow and spark of your eyes. 6. Soothe Sunburns and Razor Burns Moist green teabags can soothe sunburns as well as razor burns. Green tea contains tannins with astringent and mild anesthetic properties that can help combat itching and pain. A 2001 study published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology notes that the polyphenolic extracts of green tea help reduce the number of sunburn cells and protect epidermal Langerhans cells from damage caused by ultraviolet sunrays. You can also try used chamomile tea bags for their antiinflammatory qualities. 7. Fight Toenail Fungus Instead of discarding used tea bags, you can use them to treat toenail fungus. The tannins in tea help kill the fungi responsible for fungal infections, while its antibiotic and astringent properties relieve symptoms like burning sensations, swelling and skin irritation. 8. Exfoliate Your Skin The slight rough texture of the contents of used tea bags is great for exfoliating your skin. This helps get rid of dead skin cells, dirt and other impurities.

2. What Do You Really Want From A Relationship? Maybe you really want a relationship, but before you start one, consider this: How deep and how exclusive do you want it to be? Do you just want to go on some casual dates? Do you want a “friends with benefits” relationship? Do you want to find the love of your life and settle down? Whatever you want, if you know what your ultimate goal is, you’ll enjoy the pursuit of dating more and feel much more confident abut it. 3. Are You An “Independent” Person? The main difference between being independent and being selfish is that independent people can work out effective compromises with others, and selfish people cannot. Do you have to have everything your way, all the time? Do you disappear for days at a time without informing anybody of where you’re going? When you’re at a social event, do you have to have the spotlight the whole time? If any of these sounds like you, you need to learn how to be considerate of others’ needs, compromise, and share the attention before getting into a relationship. 4. Are Your Finances In Order? That question may strike you as completely unrelated to the question of whether or not you’re ready for a relationship, but bear with us for a moment. Sticking to a budget and investing money wisely are skills that are essential to being an adult. If you’re having trouble meeting your own needs and financial responsibilities, how can you expect to be able to take care of someone else’s needs? 5. Is This Guy The Right Type For You? Maybe every guy you’ve ever had a relationship with has turned out to be a cheater or a slimeball, even though you’ve always insisted that you want a “real man.” If this is the case, it’s very likely that you’re actually afraid of having a lasting relationship, and in order to avoid getting into one, you’ve stuck exclusively to guys who don’t have the right stuff for a long-term relationship. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen. com.

Dermatology in 2012, concluded that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in green tea helps modulate intracellular molecular targets and inhibit p. acnes bacteria that causes acne. 2. Fight Aging Signs Green tea has anti-aging and antioxidant properties that help improve skin complexion and elasticity. It even delays signs of skin aging, such as sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. A 2003 study by the Medical College of Georgia notes that green tea aids skin rejuvenation. It can be used to treat skin diseases and wounds. 3. Eliminate Bad Breath You can enjoy fresh, minty breath using a soothing and mild mouthwash made with peppermint and green tea bags. The

Plus, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help soothe your skin and give your skin an incredible glow. 9. Protect Plants from Pests and Infections Whether you grow plants in pots or lush green gardens, used tea bags can help keep pests and fungal infections at bay. 10. Add to Organic Compost As long as the bags are made of paper or muslin, rather than polypropylene, used tea bags can be composted to speed up the decomposition process in plant material. They also encourage friendly bacteria to grow, which helps prevent fungal and pest problems. Collect your used bags in a jar and add them to your compost at your convenience. To read full article, visit www.Top10HomeRemedies.com.


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Local Sports Alex streets the “Field” Seventeen eager players gathered at The Growling Swan anticipating the challenge set out for them in today’s event. We were heading up the highway to play Crystal Bay, one of our favorite courses. Weather wise it looked as though we were in for a good day; pleasant conditions greeted us and stayed with us all day. We welcomed Fred Cuypers returning from his adventure to the USSR, some great stories and great photos. Unfortunately I was advised sometime later that Niall Stuart played his last game of golf for this trip; travel safe, Niall, we hope to see you soon. The course was in good nick and from the white tees Alex Field showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of “The Field”. Cyndi Lauper (Sandy Leiper) may have played his best game at The Swan coming in second with a fine score. Filling the other placings

were Bill McGarvie and John Anderson who tied for third. Winners 1st Alex Field (20) 43 points 2nd Sandy Leiper (29) 40 points 3rd Bill McGarvie (9) 39 points 4th John Anderson (23) 39 points Near The Pin A5 Bill McGarvie A8 Ebrahim C4 Takeshi C7 Eric Black Long First Putt A9 Pierre Cere C9 Mike Gosden Our resident hound Deefa once again was on hand to collect donations for the

Carr in the driver’s seat! Green Valley – Stableford– White Tees 1st – Andy Makara (27) 42 points 2nd – Jack Grindvold (3) 40 points T – 3rd –Brian Carr (30) 36 points T – 3rd – Kevin Hamilton (16) 36 points T – 3rd – Phil Smedley (10) 36 points The battlefield of Green Valley was the sight of today’s turf war and the troops were

by Steve Ellison

dispatched right at our 9:27 attack time. We had a pretty good turnout today as well as some pretty good scores. A three-way tie for third saw Brian, Kev and Phil all at 36 to equal their handicaps. All respectable scores, but a long way off the leader. Smilin’ Jack Grindvoldseemed to have it in the bag with a big red 40 circled on the top of his scorecard. Indeed, 95 percent

Dave Ferris with Razorback fan Brian Carr back at TGC

by James Olsen needy children of Pattaya and the punters are thanked for the contributions. For serious golfing with a dash of fun, The Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Please contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 150 3086.

From L-R: Sandy Leiper, Eric Black with Deefa & Winner Alex Field Bowls The Growling Swan also Please contact Paul Rennison on 084 caters to bowls enthusiasts. 3454005 if you wish to partake. The cost Bus transport departs The GS on Sundays including return bus transport, bowling fees and at 10 am for open grass bowling at The a hot lunch is less than 400 baht, so great value Retreat. for a day out. of the time that would surely be the winning score, no problem. Today was different, today was the turn for a high handicapper to take the prize and Andy Makara, shooting a 42, did just that. Andy usually plays with us out here every Monday and it was good to see his experience here pay off. Greenwood – Stableford – White Tees 1st – Brian Carr (28) 41 points 2nd – Howard Cross (23) 39 points T – 3rd – Fred Dawson (7) 37 points T – 3rd – Dave Ferris (21) 37 points 5th – Alan Rothwell (8) 36 points Here we go again, back up highway 331 to one of our favourite courses, Greenwood. Yes, it is a long haul to get here but it sure is worth it. When I say it is worth it, it is not just for the value but the course was in great condition and as we all know, the layout is hard to beat. A good turnout for today’s event saw Captain Phil passing out Christmas cards to the top five blokes on the start sheet. And top blokes they were, turning in some great scores that were all at their handicap or better. Alan Rothwell, the Mayor of New York, is back in town and wasted no time in getting back on a crowded podium with 36 points. Dave Ferris and Fred Dawson did

him one better with a tie for third place at 37 Stableford points on their cards. Watch out for the high handicappers, Howard Cross off 23 shot lights out and carded a 39, but our buddy Brian Carr had one of his best ever rounds. Timing is everything, Howard; most days would have seen you the winner, but with a 41, it is Brian Carr who drives down victory lane today and stuck it to ‘em like they were Ole Miss. Go you Hogs! They got BA but we got BC! We had an abbreviated golf schedule this week as we joined the Royal British Legion on Friday for the Poppy Day appeal for the Veterans of the Armed Forces so please see all the details of the competition in the local papers. Thanks to all who joined us on Soi LK Metro this week and hope to see you again soon! 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 famousSteak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya. com, and for more information mail us atpattaya4golf@gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya. All handicaps welcome!

Gentlemen Jim Groves rocks the croc by James Olsen

There were18 eager golfers waiting to get out and have crack at the great course that was presented to us at Treasure Hill. It would be somewhat remiss of me not to mention the treatment that we have received from our hosts. They have maintained the pricing for not just The Growling Swan but other PSC golf clubs for a good period of time including going into high season! Can’t report too much as this scribe did not play on the day! Taking out The Chocolates today was gentleman Jim Groves with a very good score with the next four placings going to the countback, in the countback was Ebrahim, JC Lhoste, Sal Brizzi and Kissy Buchanan. With another five coming in one shot behind these guys!

Winners 1st Jim Groves (12) 38 pts 2nd Ebrahim (17) 33pts 3rd JC Lhoste (29) 33pts 4th Keith Buchanan (17) 33pts 5th Sal Brizzi (5) 33pts NTPs 2 Snowy on the Trams 6 Ebrahim 13 Mike Gosden 17 Graham Rice Long Putt 9 Bill Steinman 18 Ebrahim Deefa, The Growling Swan charity mutt, snaffled many donations and the players are

From L-R: Keith Buchanan, Sal Brizzi, Jim Groves (winner on the day), Ebrahim Al-Ansari & JC Lhoste thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya. Back at The Swan into the trophies and plenty of tales as to how it should have gone, in speaking to one of the bus captains

I asked why it was late getting back. His response was, “Ask squeaky clean McGarvie,” it appears the shooter has a fondness for a hot shower. I guess it could be worse.


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Local Sports PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society by Peter Blackburn

Mogens back on top! It was a slow old trip to Greenwood what with the crawl along Sukhumvit and then the roadworks on 331 but we arrived after a 62-minute drive and found the course to be fairly busy as is to be expected with the current special prices. 1150 baht for green fee, caddy and cart and 950 baht for walkers is terrific value, especially on this golf course which is invariably well presented. With five groups on the start sheet we were allocated the A and B nines in that order and our first

Mogens Mellander

group got away just a little after our scheduled 10 am tee time. The weather was great with very little wind, although it did warm up somewhat towards the end of the round but the course was in good nick, although many of the greens were very hard, they were firm and true. The pace was fairly good and most of our groups got around in about four hours and 15 minutes. Our resident biker Mogens Mellander returned to his top form and won the day with 40 points, while 3-handicapper Mike Allidi shot an even par round to gain second spot with 39 points. There were three golfers with 38 points which required a countback that resulted in Svend Hommel Hansen (22-point back nine) finishing third from Steve Truelove (21-point back nine) in fourth place, and having no trouble playing from his new handicap of 11 came Christian Boysen (19-point back nine) in fifth spot. Results 1st – Mogens Mellander (29) – 40 points 2nd – Mike Allidi (3) – 39 points 3rd – Svend Hommel Hansen (18) – 38 points 4th – Steve Truelove (6) – 38 points 5th – Christian Boysen (11) – 38 points NTP A6 – Christian Boysen B2 – Steve Truelove

LFP A9 – Peter Blackburn B9 – Dick Braimbridge Wylie wins the low gross in a tight one! There was a fantastic response for the 6th Phantom Golf Cup as we had 65 players signed up and with the weather looking good we were looking forward to a great day with an earlier than usual first tee time of 9 am. With a low gross prize up for grabs this month there was keen interest shown by the low handicappers. The first group away just five minutes early consisted of Jeff (5), Bob (2), Jack (3) and Steve (6), and they produced some very fine golf on the day with just two strokes separating the four of them at the end. The rest of the groups followed and things went extremely smoothly with everyone showing up on time (well almost) and the last group teed off just two minutes later than scheduled – a great effort with 17 groups. The weather was fabulous, although it did get hot towards the end, and the golf course was in terrific shape with the greens better than most had seen them for a long time. Hats off to Mountain Shadow for producing a lovely course for us. All groups moved well and after the first group came in after four hours and 10 minutes the others followed in quick succession. In addition to the low gross prize we had A flight for handicaps 0 to 16 playing stroke off the blue tees and B flight for golfers with handicaps of 17 to 36 playing stableford off the white tees; there were four places in each flight. We also had a prize for the best ladies' score and there were technical prizes for both flights on all holes – nine for A flight and nine for B flight. Jeff Wylie took out the low gross award with a fine 73 off his 5-handicap, but there were a few others snapping at his heels, namely Steve (74), Bob (75) and Jack (75). The A flight was fairly easily won by big Steve Truelove with a net 68 and there were three golfers on net 71 involved in a countback for the next three places. Bill McGarvie (net 36 back nine) got the nod for second place with Mike Allidi (net 37 back nine) finishing third and Peter Hynard (net 40 back nine) came fourth. It was an outstanding effort by 79-year-old Svend Hommel who plays off an 18-handicap and won the B flight with a magnificent 45 points with Nick Shaw finishing second with a great 43 points. Ken Grimes was third with 39 points and with two players on 38 points the resultant countback determined that

Dick Braimbridge (24 points on the back nine) finished fourth with Dave Lehane (19 points on the back nine) just missing out. It had been one of the best monthly tournaments with an excellent field and some great golf played on a fine golf course. We had a great buffet meal back at the Phantom Bar and thanks to Alex from the Hotel Dania for that and also many thanks to Christian Boysen of the Phantom Bar for sponsoring the event. We would also wish to

Svend Hommel, Jeff Wylie, Nat Rukkid & Steve Truelove thank Alibaba Restaurant, Crown of India Restaurant, Colin’s Golf Bar and Hotel Dania for helping us with sponsorship. Next month’s tournament will be on Wednesday, December 2 at a venue yet to be decided. Results Low Gross Winner – Jeff Wylie (5) – 73 gross A Flight – 0 to 16 1st – Steve Truelove (6) – net 68 2nd – Bill McGarvie (9) – net 71 3rd – Mike Allidi (3) – net 71 4th – Peter Hynard (16) – net 71 B Flight – 17 to 36 1st – Svend Hommel (18) – 45 points 2nd – Nick Shaw (17) – 43 points 3rd – Ken Grimes (20) – 39 points 4th – Dick Braimbridge (35) – 38 points The Phantom Golf Society welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low and high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners. We generally play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, meeting at the Phantom Bar on Soi Buakhao at 8 am with transport departing at 8:30 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.

PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's by Derek Brook

Pleasant Valley (Stableford) I know some players dislike this course, but the scribe is not amongst them, and I can think of many courses with better reputations that would be lower in my list of courses to play. It did not start very auspiciously years ago, as the fairways seemed too close on a piece of land that was really too small for a golf course, however with the planting of trees and as it has matured I feel it has come on leaps and bounds. This was usually a course that suffered greatly when it rained, and one of our players used to call it Pleasant Swamp, however when we play these days it always seems to be in fine condition and so it was on this day. The fairways were fine although the ball did pick up mud in places, and the greens were a bit slow, but it is not exactly dry around the area these days. All in all a good course and well presented. The restaurant is not too bad either and the food is good and reasonably priced. A couple of our golfers sat outside for a while until they were forced in by the flies. Seems

it is that season. However it was fine indoors and helped us to relax after a hard day on the course. We were soon away and the good weather deteriorated as we got close to Pattaya. It was pouring down, and we waded through the water to BJ's. Here we were reminded that this was the first anniversary of our move from Tropical Bert's, and a nice little buffet had been laid on by the proprietors. I thank them for this nice gesture. So to the presentation. The scores were not too bad as the Flight winners with one of BJ's finest course was long on the day. In the A flight, no surprise, 0 to Wet streets and running water seem to 18, the winner was Mashi Kaneta with 38 produce two types, those who warm up on points ahead of Landis Brooks in second cold beer and those who dash home in case with 37 points and Bill McGarvie in third it pours down again. Guess which ones we with 36 points. In the B flight the winner are. TTFN. was Nigel Perry with 34 points on countback Near Pin: Don Carmody, Landis over Tom Cotton in second place. In third Brooks, Takeshi Hakozaki was Cave Cooper with 33 points. Long Put: John Hackett


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You & Your Pets Dog People v/s Cat People A very casual sampling of Pattayans (Pattayanese?) reveals that most people here prefer dogs to cats. Unfortunately, pet lovers who live in condos or apartments don’t have a choice; if they want to keep a pet, they must choose the feline variety—unless they find a rabbit, bird, fish or snake more cuddly. So what does your pet preference say about you? According to one study, if you’re a dog person, it’s likely that you tend to seize the day. Dog people were 15 percent more extroverted than cat people in the survey. That means they are more outgoing, enthusiastic, positive and energetic. In contrast, cat people were found to be 11 percent more open to trying new things; they tend to be more curious, creative, artistic and nontraditional thinkers; but they might be less agreeable. The online survey, done by the University of Texas at Austin, asked people to rate themselves as "cat people" or "dog people," then asked questions designed to reveal their true personalities. Conclusions: *Dog people were 11 percent more conscientious than cat people. What does that mean? They are selfdisciplined, have a strong sense of duty, and tend to be "planners."

*Dog people were 13 percent more likely to be agreeable than a cat person. Agreeable people tend to be trusting, altruistic, kind, affectionate, and sociable. *Cat people tend to get stressed out more easily. *Cat people were 12 percent more neurotic than dog people. Neurotic people are easily stressed, anxious and worriers. The study noted that pet owners may be a lot more like their furry friend than they ever realized. If dogs tend to be energetic, faithful, and easy to get along with, for example, so do the people who love them. On the other hand, if you prefer to spend time on your own and are always game to try new things, then you could be a cat person, and you are more unconventional in your thinking and actions, and more prone to worry than dog people.

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 and Benny

This lovely pair is not real brothers, they just think they are. Both of these fine boys are friendly and heaps of fun. If you choose either or both of them, please be prepared for lots of excitement.

Newbies

These lovely brothers and sisters would love to come to your house and play. You can choose from either two boys or two girls, maybe you have room for two.

Tigress

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.

De-fleaing the Scene

Fleas can be an annoyance to you and a threat to the health of your pets. They usually enter your home from outside, so leaving your pets in the yard is like putting out the welcome mat for pests that ride into your home on your pet’s fur. To cut down on fleas in your home, vacuum weekly, throw away trash in an outside garbage can ASAP, and wash areas where your pet spends time. Most kitties are sensitive to insecticides. Sadly, every year many of them die from flea control that's been used the wrong way. Don’t use any flea product on cats that isn’t labeled for them. If you bought it at the store, it can’t hurt to ask your vet first. Always check with a vet before you use any product on cats under 4 months old. Some foggers don't destroy eggs and must be used again two weeks later when eggs have hatched. If your pet is on flea control and you vacuum often, you might not need to use a fogger at all. For serious flea problems, consider calling a professional exterminator.

Cats for You in Pattaya

Here we have we have yet another cute kitten: this is one of three beautiful sisters. She is full of beans and just loves tearing about the place with her siblings and other friends whom she has here.

Oreo

This handsome, disabled fellow has to wear nappies which normally need changing four times a day. Other than that, he has no other special needs and is quite happy scooting around the place on his bottom!

Cat Corner Tip Flea control products with chemicals aren't recommended for young puppies. But regular flea combing can help get rid of these pests on both puppies and kittens. Dip the comb in soapy water between strokes to kill fleas. Outside your home, sunlight reaching the soil can keep the flea population down. Can worms called nematodes that eat fleas? Most nematodes are tiny. Some eat plants, while others eat animals, microbes, or insects, like fleas. You can sometimes find them for sale at stores that carry gardening supplies.

Going to the Dogs... Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives. ~Sue Murphy

Cats are very social. They like it when you're around. When left alone, they might get noisy or spray your house. What to do? Try ignoring your cat for about 15 to 20 minutes before you leave and when you get back. Leave out some of his favorite toys and put them away when you come back. Play with him regularly to burn extra energy so he'll rest when he's alone. If you still need more help, talk to your vet about other tactics or medication.


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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: The event consisting of the start of something; "the __________ of the war". First letter: B Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Amounting to a large indefinite number; "__________ times". First letter: N Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Thousand: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100. First letter: G Answer: __________ 4. Definition: Let: make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't __________ the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off". First letter: A Answer: __________ 5. Definition: A computer system component that can send or receive data, such as a keyboard, display, printer, disk drive, or modem. First letter: D Answer: __________

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