Volume 15, Issue 06
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Online dating scam blitz T hai women, who comprise over 70 percent of the victims cheated by online scammers, are lobbying the Crime Suppression Division to initiate a proper crackdown on social media. One woman claimed she had been robbed of 23 million baht after falling prey to a trickster who said he was looking to marry an unhappy widow. Two women from Pattaya also claimed to have lost much smaller sums after thinking they were in touch with male lonely hearts on an online dating site. In fact, these victims had been scammed by Nigerians, based in Africa and often working in groups, who claimed to be bachelors from the UK or the USA and formed relationships with women through media channels such Facebook as well as specialist sites catering for those hunting a lifelong partner. The scammers conned the women out of money through various methods. If the victims were rich, they would be tricked into joining bogus investment schemes or paying huge hospital bills of their imaginary boyfriend. If they were poor, the scammers would ask their gullible contacts to pay the customs duty on a suitcase full of jewels which had been impounded at an airport. Another victim, who asked not to be identified as she felt very foolish, said she had been conned out of 100,000 baht by a scammer who said
Nigerians arrested in Pattaya in December 2014 for cash scam he was a British oil rig worker who had broken his leg whilst saving the life of a dolphin and had short-term cash-flow problems. She explained that she became suspicious only when her online romantic contact sent two photographs of himself, one revealing a black body and the other a pale white one. Why women in particular fall prey to online schemers is not totally clear. But it is probably related to the victim’s longing for a partner, perhaps after the breakup of a previous relationship or a divorce, and their reluctance to believe that their new boyfriend is a fraud. As regards Thailand, it is likely that some Thai women’s ambition to marry a rich European or American,
writing a book on online dating scams, said, “In the past, villains would post advertisements on the back pages of magazines and were lucky to get a victim once a year or so. But now technology has streamlined communications and given scammers new tools of deceit, thus opening up a vast pool of potential victims.” He added that the scammers knew very well that many women are searching for foreign husbands on the internet which has become a happy hunting ground for scammers. “My research suggests that over half of the scams originate in Africa although the practitioners disguise their true identities and often use a proxy server.”
and to go and live in style in a foreign land, also plays a part in the gullibility stakes. The administrator of the Thai Anti-Scam Facebook page, Pornnapas Chartphuek, said she received about 20 complaints a day from women who had fallen prey to fraudsters on dating sites. She explained that many Thais were still rather naïve about internet evils. Her advice was to try and verify the identities of online contacts who showed a romantic interest in them and to be suspicious when a new friend started talking about money, investments or medical emergencies. “If these subjects are raised, the likelihood is that you are being targeted,” she said. Peter Worsley, who is
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After-hours drinking targeted
The local authorities have stepped up patrols of popular tourist spots after-dark after the dreadful incidents in Paris recently. In particular, Walking Street was thoroughly investigated because of reports that some bars and clubs
were serving alcoholic drinks after 2 oâ€™clock in the morning. Police gently reminded the visiting public that the licensing laws had to be fully enforced as a security measure for their safety.
Cash haul hidden in sand Two women who were allegedly stealing from foreign tourists in the Beach Road area have been arrested whilst they were sitting together near a sand dune. Boonkue and Wannipa, 53 and 22 respectively, were arrested after police found 5,540 baht hidden nearby in the sand. A British tourist had complained to the police that the two women had approached him allegedly for a friendly chat but in reality picked his pockets. The women initially denied everything before the awesome discovery in the sand.
Jumper falls through roof Mike Shopping Mall staff found the body of a man aged about 25 who had jumped from on high and crashed through the roof of the coffee shop area. Luckily nobody was in the storage room at the time of the incident. Security staff told investigators they had noticed a man removing his glasses in the swimming pool area but had no reason to believe he was about to jump into oblivion.
Fake gun not responsible Police have confirmed that a gun found in the belongings of a dead man was fake and could not have delivered the fatal shot. Santi Losoongnern, 30, was hit twice in the back and was found by villagers near his overturned bike in the Nongprue district. Locals said that the dead man was formerly a janitor for a public swimming pool. It was reported that a man on a bike was chasing Santi and the presumption is that the stranger was responsible. Identifying the killer wonâ€™t be easy as the only description is that he was chubby.
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News Naklua culture promoted
Deputy Mayor Wattana Jantanawaranon announced a new campaign to make Naklua a sustainable tourist district. The centre of attention was the Lan Pho Naklua Park which
is popular amongst weekend vacationers. There are popular folk singers to be found there on a regular basis as well as stalls selling local seafood and OTOP products.
SOS Rice Appeal 2015 This year’s SOS Rice Appeal will take place from December 4-7 at locations throughout Pattaya. This annual campaign is organised by the Father Ray Foundation to raise food to feed the 850 underprivileged children and students with disabilities currently in its care. From December 4-7 the children and students from the Foundation will be at supermarkets throughout the city and you can also donate at most 7-Eleven stores in Pattaya, and all they ask is that you add an extra bag of rice to your shopping basket and donate it to the children. All cash collected in donation boxes will be used to purchase food for the children. Your donation will ensure the blind students, the children with special needs, and the vocational students with disabilities will have enough food so they can concentrate on their studies. It will also help feed the toddlers who attend the Father Ray Day Care Center and who receive a nutritious breakfast on arrival. Your donation will also mean the residents of the Father Ray Children’s Home, Children’s Village and the Drop-In Center never go to bed feeling hungry. Each year the Father Ray Foundation uses 75,000 kg of rice, but this year they also need cooking oil, salt, sugar, fish sauce, canned fish and dried noodles.
New look for local airport
A new look for U-Tapao Airport is scheduled for early 2016 with a new 65-rai airport terminal and better amenities all round. Thanet Supornsahasrungsi, vice president of the Tourism Council of Thailand,
said that the aim was to process efficiently a maximum of three million passengers annually. A number of problems were awaiting resolution including not enough staff.
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Motorbike thefts a worry
Banglamung police superintendent Colonel Thanapat Chawalak summoned his deputies to a crisis meeting after reports that many motorbikes had been stolen, especially in Naklua, but without the necessary number of arrests. It was
stated that the police did not have enough manpower to create checkpoints at night. However, renewed efforts will be put into warning the general public to have good security for their valued commodities.
Trouble brewing for mahouts
Banglamung authorities presided over a meeting with eight elephant-camp operators after hearing worrying reports that unhealthy competition for custom had broken out. Apparently, there is a growing demand from tourists for nature tourism which usually includes riding atop an elephant in a forest area. But some unregistered elephants have been noticed carrying
tourists and several of the human owners seem to be Korean or Chinese which is contrary to law. There have also been reports that some tour operators have been trying to bribe the mahouts into working only for them. It was stated that if the problems could not be ironed out harmoniously then another meeting would be held.
Military intervenes for dust
Indian businessman attacked
Officers from the 14th Military Circle, based in Sattahip, visited the construction site of Pattaya Posh condominium after complaints that dust and tools were falling on cars below. Pattaya City authorities then ordered construction to
Indian businessman Mahendra Singh, 42, was attacked when he sat on a strangerâ€™s parked motorbike on Walking Street while waiting for a friend. When a man told Singh to get off the bike, an argument ensued and soon turned to fisticuffs. Singhâ€™s Thai girlfriend took him to the police station to report the assault and confirm the manâ€™s bruising and bleeding. Singh later realized that he lost 3,000 baht at the scene of the assault. A meeting at Pattaya Police Station ended with concerned parties agreeing to drop all charges.
cease whilst a fence and netting were brought in to try and solve the problem. Another meeting to review progress and any compensation for affected owners was scheduled for late November.
Murdered man found in car
A South Korean businessman, Im Dongjun, aged 24, was found in the back seat of a car in Tambon Huai Yai. His blanket-covered corpse had been beaten and there was evidence his head had been struck by a hard object. There was no evidence of identification on the body but the police discovered who he was after two Koreans reported that he was missing. Police are working on the theory the dead man had business enemies who by now might have fled to another country, thus making the case very difficult to solve.
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China still number one Retirement address When applying for or renewing a one-year retirement visa, the authorities are now insisting you show a house book or Chanoot with your name on it or, if relevant, a long rental contract. If the latter, the owner of the property may sometimes be summoned to attest you really live at the address. At a meeting of the Thai Hotels Association Eastern Chapter, it was announced that about six million Chinese nationals have visited Pattaya this year compared with about 2.5 million Malaysians and one million Japanese.
Other nationalities, including Russia and India, were below the one million mark. Marketing for 2016 will include road shows in Indonesia, Singapore and Berlin with the support of several local government organizations.
New tourist visa Most Thai embassies abroad are now issuing six months, multiple-entry tourist visas. But we hear that they are available only in first country of residence (i.e. the one of your passport). So this visa is not meant for expats or long-term vacationers looking for a long visa whilst abroad. Also, there’s a staggering amount of paperwork needed, both financial and personal. Log book query A reader asks whether you can obtain a new log book at Chonburi Land Transportation if the vehicle was originally registered in Bangkok and still is. Afraid not. If you lose the log book, the replacement is given at the office or city where the registration took place. Remember to take your passport, driving licence, a letter from the local police (notifying the loss) and, if you have one, a photocopy of the lost document. Costs a mere 55 baht. Ongoing road checks Police are continuing in the Pattaya area, including the Dark Side, with their campaign to check drivers for drugs and booze as well as smaller infractions such as not wearing a seat belt, not wearing a helmet on a motorbike, having out-of-date documents and so on. The consequences of being over the alcohol limit can be truly awesome. Just don’t drink and drive.
The Bangkok Hospital Pattaya conducted a seminar and training session to teach 30 young people the best ways of saving people from drowning during an emergency. Marine and medical experts were on hand with practical advice.
School holds sports day
Arrest warrants Arrest warrants have been issued at Pattaya court for Drew Noyes and Wanrapa Boonsu. The couple had already been sentenced to two years imprisonment for extortion but had been allowed bail pending an appeal. Wanna break There’s a great little English-style cafe in Soi Yamato (next to Soi Post Office Pattaya) called Wanna Break, which serves up some great English grub. The breakfasts are hearty and reasonable in price, whilst the mince and mash is surely one of the tastiest examples of its kind in Pattaya. They serve some Thai food too and have rooms for rent.
Banglamung School hosted a sports day with an emphasis on Fuengfah Games to give students a chance to demonstrate their health and strength whilst promising to stay away from harmful drugs and nefarious activities.
Amari Pattaya receives 2015 Hall of Fame Certificate from TripAdvisor Amari Pattaya held a celebration for being awarded a world certificate guarantee by TripAdvisor, the world-famous travel website that provides directory information, travelrelated content and customer reviews of hotels and restaurants. TripAdvisor acknowledged Amari Pattaya for having received a Hospitality Excellence Award for five consecutive years from 2010 to 2015. This year, Amari Pattaya was included in TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame. Pictured are members of the management team, who were all very proud of the team’s performance, led by Brendan Daly (middle), general manager.
Latest vegetarian A new South Indian-style restaurant has opened on Second Road (diagonally opposite the Royal Garden), called The Dosa Hut, and it’s exclusively vegetarian. Try the hot and sour vegetable soup and the thali (selection of dishes in small pots) if you are not sure what to order. Recommended. Tourist numbers up According to government sources, tourist arrivals have been 25 percent greater than in 2014. With a month yet to go in the calendar year, the number of foreigners is said to total just a shade under 30 million with the biggest contributor being China (of course). Meanwhile hoteliers in Pattaya, from two stars to five, report that their guest rooms are filling up nicely. Tops in Tukcom Although Tops supermarket has not reopened on Central Pattaya Road – although mercifully the car park is still operational – it’s worth visiting the newly expanded Tops in the basement of Tukcom on South Pattaya Road. Good selection of food and one of the best salad bars in town. Opinions expressed in this column are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent those of Pattaya Today’s management.
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News Thailand introduces new multiple entry tourist visa
Diplomas awarded to graduates of Chonburi Health Care School
by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org
Thailand has introduced a new Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV) for foreign visitors to facilitate the forth coming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration and to boost tourism. As published in the Royal Gazette on September 14, 2015, the Multiple Entry Tourist Visa is available from November 13, 2015 onwards and can be obtained from the Royal Thai embassies and consulates worldwide. The six-month METV, costing 5,000 baht, will grant travellers unlimited border crossings for up to 60 days per stay within the visa validity. Requirements for the METV applications: in addition to the required documents for a tourist visa, applicants for the METV must provide the following supporting documents: 1. Passport or travel document with a minimum six months of validity. 2. Visa application form completely filled out. 3. Two passport-sized photographs (2-inch x 2-inch). 4. Evidence of permanent residence/residence permit (if the applicant is not a national of the country where he/she is applying for the visa.) 5. Copy of bank statements or evidence of adequate finances in the last six months with a minimum balance equivalent to 200,000 baht (every month). 6. Letter of employment. For those who are self-employed, a business license or business registration indicating the applicant’s name. 7. For students, proof of full-time student status. 8. Copy of an air ticket, e-ticket or proof of itinerary (for the first visit to the Kingdom minimum). 9. For minors under 20 years of age, a copy of a birth certificate, copies of the mother’s and father’s passports/ID and copy of a marriage certificate if any; letter of consent from the mother and father for the minor to travel abroad if not accompanying the child (has to be notarised); in case of sole custody, a copy of the court order must be provided. 10. Visa fee for the METV: 5,000 baht. For more information on the Multiple Entry Tourist Visa, contact the Royal Thai Embassy and Consulate in your country. www.thaiembassy.org/main/
Dr Paitoon Vashirawongpinyo from Rayong Center for Skill Development handed out diplomas to 135 graduating students of Chonburi Health Care School at a ceremony held at Nong Nooch Garden. Having studied care of infants and the elderly, the graduates are now eligible to work as assistants in
nurseries, clinics and community homes in both the private and the public sectors. The school offers non-formal education with short courses in nursing and elderly care, open to male and female age 16 years and above.
Phangan Colour Moon Festival returns for the second greater and bigger year by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org
Following the success of the first Phangan Colour Moon Festival, the event’s second edition is set to return on December 9-13, 2015 with greater celebrations and more exciting activities under the theme ‘Island of Power, energised by the moon’. The Phangan Colour Moon Festival 2015 will be held at the Phangan Royal Ship Memorial Museum, Thong Sala Pier, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani. Visitors can explore and discover the latest developments on the island as well as the charming past through several activities including a photo exhibition and competition and painting exhibition telling the charm of Koh Phangan in the good old days, beach party fashion show, body paint competition, and bartender competition. Throughout the five days, there will be demonstrations of Koh Phangan’s way of life, sale of local products, seafood
floating market, concert, and sporting activities. The event also incorporates a travel trade fair providing opportunities for visitors to shop for interesting tourism products and services.
Herbalife organizes Nutrition Day Mini Marathon
Winner gets free ticket The first Herbalife Nutrition Day Mini Marathon was held at Chulalongkorn University Sports Center in Bangkok. With over 1,000 participants, the fun-filled event was organized to encourage people of all ages to stay fit and active to ensure healthy aging. The winners were presented with trophies donated by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Moreover, runners
were motivated by the presence of TV celebrity and health buff Diao Suriyon Arunwatthanakun,who was among the eager marathoners. The participants ran either 10 km or 3 km along familiar streets, landmark buildings and historical monuments. Among the activities was a fitness session by Herbalife trainers who led a series of push-ups for post-marathon health evaluation.
Preparing sailors for work Micah Tamthai, vice president of Minor International, presented the Miss Ripley’s Popular Vote a 20,000 baht cash prize and a free one-year validity ticket to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum worldwide to Sophida “Baimon” Siriwatananukul after he participated in Miss International Queen 2015.
Officials from the Ministry of Labour visited Sattahip Naval Base to observe sailors in a career development programme including mechanics and electronics. This is to enable them easily
to find work after leaving the armed services. There is a special course in cutting and welding as there is currently a scarcity in the labour market for these particular skills.
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Cotton garden opens Snap Judgment Boosting the economy
Diana Group Managing Director Sophin Thepjak presided over the opening of a cotton garden which will lead to the production of weaving cloth to create robes
for monks. At first the robes are white but then are dyed saffron before being presented to several temples in the province.
Horticultural congress is held
The vice president of the Horticultural Science Society of Thailand, Dr Kitti Withunwitalak, hosted the 14th annual congress at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden. There
were interesting lectures from experts on horticultural standards and the ASEAN Economic Community and several fruit and vegetable growing competitions.
Cleanup on Walking Street
Many tourist volunteers from Europe and Australia joined in a mass cleanup of Walking Street for a distance of 800 meters. The industrious group was led by two Pattaya Council members. The activity is undertaken every year and is designed to illustrate the importance of environmental issues and keeping healthy. A concert was also held to highlight the campaign.
Education Days cited for January
Pattaya City Hall has designated January 9 as National Children’s Day. A sum of 1.7 million baht has been set aside for the celebrations but with a new set of rules. These are needed because, last year, it was discovered that necessary purchases, such as food and
musical bands, had been mysteriously blocked at bank level. This year persons with the authority to make purchases will have to show approved documentation. Teachers’ Day is set for January 16 when festivities will be held at Pattaya’s indoor stadium.
According to a panel of economic experts, Thailand’s history of military coups since 1932 has made the country’s politicians too absorbed by the issues associated with political stability rather than the equally important areas of foreign investment. At the CNBC Exchange 14th Asia Business Leaders Awards meeting last month, the subjects of transparency and accountability were the main reasons why research gurus maintained their reservations about Thailand which is Southeast Asia’s second biggest economy. Foreign direct investment in the country’s economy remains weak owing to structural weaknesses such as high labour costs, labour shortages in hi-tech and skill industries and a lax regulatory environment in which both civil and criminal laws are not always strictly enforced. Curtis Chin, former US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, drew attention in particular to pervasive corruption and stressed that the country as a whole was investing too much time in the political situation and not addressing the underlying problems which were mammoth. In May 2014, there was a military putsch after seven months of political protest against the democratically elected government. Thailand’s army chief, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, declared the military had seized the supreme power and later installed himself as prime minister, marking the 19th coup since 1932. Initially, the military authorities declared that a general election would be held within a year, but the date has been progressively pushed back and is now scheduled to take place in May 2017. Because of the special powers granted to the prime minister under section 44 of the interim constitution, opposition has been largely muted. Supporters of the coup always claim that the putsch has achieved political stability, at any rate for now, whereas critics refer to the loss of civil liberties and the selective use of military courts from whose decisions there is no appeal. In particular there has been a renewed crackdown on “lèse majesté” offences, namely criticism or abuse of the royal institution. The World Bank’s latest survey on the ease of doing business ranked Thailand 49th out of 189 countries, down three places from last year, with frontier markets like Macedonia and the Slovak Republic outpacing the Land of Smiles. Although the local and international media made much of this decline, it is also true that the ordinary citizen’s perception of the military has remained remarkably high. For instance, public opinion polls show that General Prayut’s personal popularity remains high. Trust in him has barely deteriorated, if at all, since he assumed office. This positive attitude probably reflects the coup leaders’ efforts to arrest and jail some corrupt policemen and to increase accountability amongst civil servants. The establishment of the Centre for National AntiCorruption is seen by some as evidence of the government’s good intentions. Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda has also been actively campaigning in his speeches for a renewed crackdown on corruption. It is also true that although General Prayut has made a few gaffes in his public utterances – even once suggesting he would never relinquish power if the country remained without harmony – his no-nonsense approach and openness with the general public has won him a lot of support within the country. Even outside the country, there has been a softening of international hostility to the coup makers. The American ambassador recently commented that relations between the two countries were now 95 percent normal. In other words, the coup and its consequences amounted to only five percent of the balance sheet. General Prayut has also won wide support within the ASEAN 10-member block and has good relations with both China and Japan. The real challenge for Thailand now is to understand that the country doesn’t need to fix its political system to tackle pervasive corruption. Thailand’s outlook is more geared towards externallysourced capital as opposed to domestic, due to a shrinking pool of investment savings as the Thai population rapidly ages, and the country’s leaders (whoever they are) have to focus on creating an environment welcoming to foreign direct investment. Investors want stability, visibility and transparency. If the latter can be achieved, whether or not the government is democratically elected, that will be a sound beginning for the future. It would be quite wrong to await the results of the next general election before preparing Thailand for its economic future. The time for action is now. The ASEAN Economic Community, basically a regional free trade zone, formally begins in one month’s time and Thailand must play a major role in the group’s dynamic unfolding.
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Nothing to worry about by Derek Franklin
Many of the students at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities, especially those who were born with a disability, have never experienced the feeling of being immersed in a bath full of water, or floating in a swimming pool, a lake or a river. Most Thai houses do not have baths; a shower is taken by scooping water from a large container and pouring it over yourself, so for many with a physical deformity or a mental disability, the chance of ever
going for a swim is very small and it would be too dangerous for the person with a disability to go down to the nearest river and jump in. So imagine how it feels for the new students at the school to be invited to the pool, given an inflatable swimming ring to wear, and with the aid of a friendly volunteer be lowered into the water. For the first few seconds there are a lot of worried looking students, but then that worry is replaced with smiles that never leave their faces.
They are not going to sink, the pressure on their joints and muscles is relieved and they flap their arms and legs and somehow make it through the water, still smiling. Several receive therapy while in the water and they are soon able to move their limbs like never before. Those students who have lost limbs in accidents are also encouraged to get into the water. There are many who, before losing a limb, were competent swimmers, but they have doubts that without both arms and both legs they will never be able to swim again. But they can, they just
move through the water in a different way. Swimming is just one of the sports the school offers its students. If learning to swim does not take their fancy, there is also basketball, tennis, archery and fencing, all for wheelchair users. There is also volleyball, takraw, badminton and athletics, and many former students have represented Thailand at international sporting competitions. Getting into the water for the first time was an ordeal for many, but who knows where it will lead. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email email@example.com.
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In celebration of Hilton Pattaya’s fifth anniversary, Rudolf Troestler, general manager, led the hotel’s biker team to ride from Pattaya to Phanom Sarakham district to deliver happiness to young students by donating educational supplies to Wat Nong Ket School. Troestler teamed up with colleagues and friends for this second Teddy Bear Ride for Kids. A short time after 7 am bikers departed on 130 kilometers route to deliver the goods such as educational materials, sports equipment, snacks, toys and many soft toys. The team also brightened up the day with some fun activities that surely made this event more memorable for the kids. “To celebrate fifth anniversary, this project is the fifth corporate responsibility that we have participated throughout this year to make a difference through community service and we are a team of volunteers working to inspire the children.” “The donation items were contributed by hotel’s team members and guests. We really appreciate their kind support in this humanitarian project,” said Rudolf Troestler. In line with the hotel’s commitment to remain a core pillar of Hilton Worldwide’s
corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, Hilton Pattaya’s Blue Energy team will continue to work closely with local organizations to take the lead in both implementing sustainable activities and enhancing corporate social responsibility.
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Hilton Pattaya Thank You Party and 5th Anniversary Celebration To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Hilton Pattaya, led by Rudolf Troestler (back row, fourth from right), general manager, and Phatrarika Phatraprasit (back row, first from left), director of Business Development, and team organized Hilton Race walk rally and Full Moon Thank You Party. This event was organized to express the hotelâ€™s gratitude to its guests, partners and media for their kind and tremendous support throughout 2015.
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Father’s Day Saturday, December 5, 2015 6:00-10:00 PM Elements Restaurant A day for all the family
Loy Krathong was once again celebrated in its traditional glory at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The hotel’s management team was present to welcome diners. Guests were treated to a sumptuous international buffet and fun-filled entertainment. In addition to lucky draw, the evening included traditional Thai dance, fire dance, Ram Klong Yao and floating of krathongs.
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Bring your wonderful Dad along to Elements for a grand Father’s Day buffet dinner, and a fun family evening out! The restaurant overlooks the blue seascape of Pattaya Bay, and has both indoor and outdoor seating. The theme is seafood, with Alaskan king crab on ice as the centrepiece, and fish and shellfish prepared in exciting ways by our chefs at the live stations. We also have a super choice of BBQ meat items including pork ribs, marinated chicken, sausages and skewers, and a tempting carvery! 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
Japanese Fine Wine Dinner at Benihana The recent wine dinner at Benihana Pattaya featured wines from Grace Winery in Katsunuma, the birthplace of Japan’s wine industry and now the country's wine hub. Guests not only enjoyed the Japanese fine wines but also the special menu prepared by the executive chef using premium key ingredients ranging from hibachi shrimp and butterfish to Australian marbled rib eye. The event would not be complete without the Benihana chefs showing their trademark culinary and “eatertainment” skills dancing and juggling as they cook up the dish. Grace Koshu 2014, the winery’s signature white wine, was paired with a delectable plate of sushi and sashimi. The fine and delicate characteristics of the wine make it the perfect match with any kind of Japanese cuisine. For the mains, the balanced acidity of Grace Chardonnay 2013 went well with grilled butterfish finished with lemon and butter, while Grace Kayagatake Rouge 2013 with its abundant acidity matched the high-grade rib eye steak grilled to perfection. To end the evening on a sweet note, caramelized banana crepe was served with subtle green matcha ice cream and azuki beans. Have a Benihana experience and call 038 412 120 for reservations.
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G Session returns glamorous style with Black & Gold party It was all class and glamour as The Beach Club at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G hosted the muchanticipated return of its G Session 1920s style. The black and gold party saw guests wearing chic clothes reminiscent of The Great Gastby movie. The festive night featured up-beat hits from a trio of lady DJs and an impressive flapper dance performance. Also, the hotel announced the completion of its newly refurbished facilities and awarded a room night to the best-dressed male and female guest of the evening, while the lucky draw winner was rewarded with a onenight stay at the Pullman Bangkok Hotel G.
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Music high at Siam@Siam Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Design Hotel Pattaya Mystery Project TV
One of Thailand’s top bands, Endorphin, traveled down from their base in Bangkok for a concert in Pattaya. Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya General Manager Dmitry Chernyshev was happy to welcome the band’s vocalist, Da (Thanida Thamwimon), and ensure she enjoyed her stay in the hotel’s Presidential Suite.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Miguel Maldonado (2nd right), resident manager, gave a warm welcome to Nophasit Thiengtham (2nd left), TV Program Director of Mystery Project, and Tannob Trakulchocdee (right), TV host, during filming of the travel program on TV Channel 3.
St Andrew’s Day Ball at Amari Watergate HE Mark Kent (center), British ambassador to Thailand, was guest of honor at the 125th anniversary of the Bangkok St Andrew’s Society annual ball held at the Watergate Ballroom of Amari Watergate Bangkok. The event was attended by the Scottish community of Thailand.
Royal Thai Consulate New York in Pattaya for a media fam trip Pramot Sothana (right), director of rooms of Dusit Thani Pattaya, welcomes the delegation of the Royal Thai Consulate General in New York led by Consul General Pornpong Kanittanon (left). The Royal Thai Consulate delegation stayed in the Dusit brand hotel when they were in Pattaya for a media familiarization visit. Photo shows (L-R): Consul General Pornpong; Jane Peterson of Forbes Magazine; Jean Louise Broge, Aerospace and Defense Technology Magazine; Sandra Leah Smith, EHS magazine; Douglas Wayne Nelms, Aviation Maintenance Magazine; Hua Chen, NTD TV, and Pramot.
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Blue Christmas Dinner Buffet
Blue Christmas Lunch Buffet
At the carving station a roasted whole turkey with chestnut and raisin stuffing, turkey roll and leg of lamb, with all the trimmings and sauces, and a baked sea bass crusted with seafood.
Our fresh sushi and sashimi bar has a wonderful selection, and on ice is rock lobster, oysters, tiger prawns, Alaskan king crab and heaps more. Don’t miss the caviar station and the foie gras station!
Enjoy also the BBQ station with its mountain of fresh seafood!
A roasted whole turkey and mushroom-stuffed turkey roll is at the carvery, along with prime rib of beef and baked salmon.
Crafting Time exhibition at Hermès, Central Embassy
Mantra Restaurant & Bar receives 2015 Hall of Fame Certificate from TripAdvisor
THB 2,100++ Blue Christmas Lunch Buffet
THB 2,300++ PER PERSON
*For free flowing wine THB 1,100++
Our 5-piece live band plays your favorite Christmas music, and Santa will pay a visit with his bag of gifts.
Our 5-piece band returns, and so does Santa! Kids have their own supervised action with food and fun at the Phratamnak Room.
*Price is exclusive of 10% service charge and 7% VAT.
Contact "038 259 888" to reserve your seat, or visit sheraton.com/pattaya
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Hermès held a travelling exhibition scenography entitled "Les Métiers du Temps" at Hermès boutique in Central Embassy. Les Cristalleries Royales de St-Louis craftsman Xavier Zimmermann (second left) was present to demonstrate the art of crystal Millefiori. The Millefiori technique was first applied to 19th century paperweights which inspired a watch dial that was showcased at the exhibition.
The management team of Mantra Restaurant and Bar, led by Amari Pattaya General Manager Brendan Daly (third from left), is congratulated on the occasion of the restaurant receiving the 2015 Hall of Fame Award from TripAdvisor, the world-famous travel website which provides directory information and reviews of hotels, restaurants and other travel-related content. This prestigious certificate is given out to properties that have received a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.
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A Much-loved Restaurant As soon as Mick and I walked through the doors of Mata Hari we knew why it ticks all the boxes and has done so since 1996. The atmosphere in the bar was palpable. Happy imbibers clinked their glasses in delicious expectation, waiters darted to and fro and the loquacious patron was on hand to oil the wheels and meet and greet his guests. This bastion of good eating is under the baton of Louis Noll: Pattaya’s own gustatory guru who has pioneered his food philosophy of good quality produce and affordable prices served in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere for over a decade. After relaxing in the bar and enjoying a reviving glass of the house Sauvignon Blanc, we were shown to our table. The decor is charming, elegant and relaxed, reminiscent of ’30s art deco with classical colonial overtones. A spectacular Stephen Gormley glass sculpture dominates the dining room providing an exotic, artistic centrepiece and the overall impression is comfortable and pleasing. The menu dazzles with surprises; new creations juxtapose with much-loved favourites providing mouth-watering reading and difficult decisions! After much deliberation we chose the beef carpaccio and their celebrated Kilpatrick oysters (grilled and prepared with bacon and Worcester sauce). There’s a bit of resurgence in the popularity of oysters and whether you choose to slurp them raw or enjoy cooked, as in the Kilpatrick recipe, their distinctive flavour shines through. Mine were fat and fleshy, perfectly grilled, Beef Carpaccio
Turkish Lamb Kofte
topped with shredded bacon and served on a puddle of light Worcestershire sauce. For the first time oyster novice this would be a good introduction into the joys of these delicious bivalves. Across the table all was well as Mick finished the last of his gossamer thin beef scattered with Parmesan. Other starters include the famous Dutch smoked eel (B.390), whitebait fritters, calamari, snow crab salad and also the famed Jamón Ibérico (Spanish ham from contented acorn-fed pigs). For our main courses we chose the Turkish lamb kofte (B.420) accompanied by parsley, tomato, mint salad and yoghurt sauce and pan-fried crab crusted red snapper. Both were fantastic and big on flavour. Mick gave 10 out of 10 to his aromatic minced lamb kebabs while my snapper enclosed in its flavour-packed crusty overcoat was crunch-tastic. A nice touch (and much appreciated) was that our affable waiter asked if we were ready before serving the main course. With this stunning meal we were drinking a French Pinot Noir. The extensive wine list is far-reaching offering excellent vintages from around the world to suit all tastes and pockets and the temperature controlled cabinets ensure the wine arrives at table in perfect order. Meat lovers can order their signature dish of fillet steak ‘Mata Hari’ (with chicken liver pate, mushrooms and green asparagus) or Australian T-bone, rib eye (B.790) or fillets are available from the grill menu. Another house speciality, the slow-cooked lamb shank, has been a perennial Oysters Kilpatrick
favourite and it still reigns supreme as do the lamb cutlets grilled with fresh herbs, garlic and olive oil. So many wonderful dishes to describe it’s not possible in one article. However, check out the website it will give you a good overview of this most impressive menu. To leave without tasting the house lemon cheesecake or warm sticky date pudding with homemade ice cream and caramel sauce is a capital offence punishable with death by chocolate. We must make mention now of the staff. They are the happiest group of servers we have met on our food forays. The service is sociable and friendly but also impeccably polite without being obsequious and their joie de vivre in their work very engaging. Mick and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at Mata Hari. So many things make it special: its cosmopolitan gastronomy, the ambiance which is friendly and relaxed and the prices realistic reflecting the quality and overheads experienced by restaurateurs in our times. The unwavering popularity of Mata Hari also speaks volumes for the esteem in which it is held and the culinary reputation that it has achieved, and deserves, here in Pattaya.
Located on Thappraya Road in the Nirvana Place Condo (corner of Soi 15), Pattaya Open daily except Mondays from 6 to 11 pm Bar opens at 4 pm Reservations recommended Tel: 038 259 799 www.mataharipattaya.com
top tables Celebrate the Festive Season with Amari Pattaya
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New Year’s Eve Masquerade Gala Dinner and Countdown at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Come celebrate the New Year with Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya as the hotel welcomes 2016 with a Masquerade Gala Dinner and Countdown. Enjoy a lavish international buffet featuring Phuket lobster, prawns, oysters, live cooking stations, a wide range of gourmet delicacies along with an extravagant sweet table, inclusive of free flow of soft drinks and a glass of sparkling wine. Additional special beverage packages available along with signature cocktails. Listen to live music, entertainment, games, lucky draws and much, much more. Price is 7,950 baht ++. After party at Oasis Restaurant and Bar at 999 baht ++ inclusive of three drinks and snack buffet. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.
Amari Pattaya has prepared a grand festive season programme for guests to celebrate the end of 2015 and usher in 2016. Kicking off the programme is the Christmas Tree Lighting on December 8 at the Ocean Tower Lobby followed by Sparkling Wine Experience on December 11 at the Garden Lounge for 950 baht net per person. For New Year’s Eve, guests may choose from three different equally exciting parties. Colour n’ Rhythm event at the Party Grounds with a gala dinner serving a wonderful array of Asian and international dishes with fireworks display at midnight for 3,800 baht net per person and 1,900 baht per child. Tavern by The Sea Bar and Restaurant is hosting Disco Night Party for only 999 baht net per person and 499 baht per child. Mantra Restaurant and Bar is going big with The Great Gatsby Night for 4,299 baht net per person and a special kid’s set for 2,150 baht, allowing guests to indulge in an exquisite gourmet buffet and of course, a roaring ’20s cocktail to kick off the night. Meanwhile, a special seasonal programme from Mantra Restaurant and Bar begins with a Festive Sunday Brunch on December 20 at 1,690 baht ++, 745 baht ++ per child, and 1,490 baht ++ per person for the wine brunch, followed by a Christmas Eve dinner on December 24 with a Christmas set menu at 2,999 baht ++ per person and 1,500 baht ++ per child. A special Christmas Day Brunch will be offered at 1,999 baht ++ per person and 999 baht ++ per child. A Festive Sunday Brunch will again be held for the last time in 2015 on December 27 for only 1,690 baht ++ per person, 845 baht ++ per child and 1,490 baht ++ per person for the wine brunch. Child price is for 6 to 12 years old. For more information, contact 038 418 418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festive Fun at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Celebratory Christmas Eve Gala Buffet Christmas calls for joyous celebration, so this year make it an evening to remember with a festive dinner feast at Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa. The hotel will host a magical Christmas Eve adventure at Sala Rim Nam. A variety of fun-filled entertainment for the entire family awaits including spectacular shows and performances perfectly complemented by an enormous dinner buffet featuring the age-old traditions from tender roast turkey to succulent seafood, baked Virginia honey glazed ham to Christmas pudding. Price is just 2,900 baht ++ per person, with half price for children. New Year’s Eve Lavish Dinner Ring in the New Year with a lavish dinner at Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa, where a spectacular New Year’s Eve awaits you. You will witness delightful shows and performances from each corner of the Kingdom and marvel at the donning of astonishing, traditional Thai attire. All this, whilst enjoying the chefs’ exquisite New Year’s Eve buffet. The night will climax in a colorful display of bright, resplendent fireworks. Enjoy great
Festive By Design at Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Christmas Eve Seafood and BBQ International Buffet Dinner at Big Fish Restaurant Enjoy a wide range of world cuisines in addition to holiday favorites including roast turkey. For entertainment there will be live band, Christmas carol singing and visit from Santa Claus and Santarina. Price is 800 baht net per person or 1,100 baht net with free-flow wine. Christmas Set Dinner at Sky Restaurant Ascend to level 24 and feast on a special four-course set menu with house music entertainment. Price is 1,200 baht net per person. Bookings of two persons or more per table receive one complimentary bottle of wine. New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Big Fish Restaurant Get ready for the New Year with a grand BBQ and seafood buffet. Live band and four special shows: klong sabudchai, human puppet performance, magic show and Thai dancing. Then it’s an exciting countdown event to 2016. Price is 2,500 baht net per person. Bookings of two persons or more per table receive one complimentary bottle of wine. Sky Dine at Sky Restaurant Special four-course set dinner menu. Rousing countdown event to 2016. Price is 1,500 baht net per person. Bookings of two persons or more per table receive one complimentary bottle of wine. New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Sky Bar A line-up featuring top DJs to ring in 2016. “Sip” cocktail menu package starting from 4,500 baht net. Entrance fee for outside guests is 500 baht net per person (includes one Sip cocktail) and free entry for hotel guests. For reservations, call 038 930 600 or email email@example.com.
event s cale ndar CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING FOR CHARITY Date: 4 December 2015, Friday, 7:30 pm Venue: Main Lobby, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Activities: Join the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to welcome the festive season, where you can purchase your own Christmas tree ornaments to complete the decoration of the Christmas tree. The proceeds of these ornament sales will go to Pattaya’s Father Ray Foundation. Also, there will be Christmas shows and photo with Santa to celebrate the coming holiday season. For more information: Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya PR Department Tel: 038 301 234 ext 4201, 4174
celebrations during this holiday season with your friends and loved ones for a price of 7,500 baht ++, with half price for children. For more information, call 038 412 120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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F&B Promotions Enjoy Twice… for Once
at Twilight Bar, Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya
at ThreeSixty Outdoor Lounge, Millennium Hilton Bangkok Open nightly from 5 pm, ThreeSixty Outdoor Lounge showcases an extraordinary panoramic view over the city of Bangkok and across the Chao Phraya River. Every Thursdays to Saturdays, the private garden offers the ultimate outdoor dining experience – the humble Rooftop Picnic, taken to a new level of romance and sophistication. A hamper for two is only 1,800 baht net, and by candlelight guests will indulge in sashimi and fresh seafood, foie gras and decadent desserts. Experienced mixologists are on hand to whisk up cocktails from all the classics to modern invention.
Enjoy the happy hour at Twilight Bar and get yourself a treat with two drinks for the price of one! Available daily throughout December 2015 from 5 to 7 pm and from 9 pm to 1 am. For more information or reservations, contact 033 007 888 ext 33.
For further information and reservations, telephone 02 442 2000.
Thursday Mirage Beach BBQ Night at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Yuletide Sweets for the Holiday Season at Dusit Gourmet, Dusit Thani Pattaya Visit the Dusit Gourmet and find the most perfect holiday gift for friends and loved ones, be it Christmas cookies, cakes and other pastries! Available from December 5-26, 2015 from 7 am to 10 pm. Dusit Gourmet is located near the main lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Call Tel: 038 425 611-7 ext 2497.
Your Time, Your Style, Your World at Twilight Bar, Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya This sophisticated restaurant, located on the sixth floor, offers highlight rooftop dining with wonderful view across Wong Amart Beach. Open daily for dinner from 5 pm to 1 am, the restaurant serves authentic modern bistro fare. Savour succulent tapas, handcrafted cocktails, and wines to pair. For more information or reservations, contact 033 007 888 ext 33.
Father’s Day Set Menu at Miss Siam restaurant, Hua Chang Heritage Hotel Bangkok Make Father’s Day extra special by treating your beloved dad and wonderful family with special seafood Father’s Day set featuring sumptuous appetizers including crispy deep-fried prawn wrapped with pancake roll, mixed satay chicken, pork, beef and prawn, crispy catfish, prawn roll with rice noodle and main delightful dishes of spicy scallop salad, stir-fried pork with chili paste, seafood green curry, deep-fried sea bass topped with garlic and bird chili, stir-fried green flower with prawn, deepfried boiled eggs topped with tamarind sauce. Tantalize your taste buds with Thai delicacies of mango sticky rice, mixed Thai sweets and tropical fresh fruits. Available at 888 baht net per person from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm and includes complimentary family photo and Thai afternoon tea set voucher for dad. For more information and advance reservations, contact 02 217 0777 or e-mail email@example.com.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya offers you every Thursday an incomparable gastronomic experience with Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet. Enjoy the resort’s natural setting by the sea while savoring tasty dishes and fresh produce from the sea that include tiger prawns, snapper fish wrapped in banana leaves, grilled squid with spicy sauce, and much more. For the ultimate entertainment, Hawaii and fire dance shows on the beach from 7 to 10 pm. Price at only 1,199 baht ++ per person. For more information or table reservations, contact 038 714 981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Hour at Siam Bayshore Pattaya Enjoy the roundthe-clock happy hour promotion at Siam Bayshore Pattaya: - Garden Pool from 4 to 6 pm - Explorer Bar from 6 to 7 pm - Siam Elephant Bar & Restaurant from 7 to 8 pm - Explorer Bar from 10 pm to 1 am For more information, call 038 428 678.
Fine Mediterranean and Spanish culinary at UNO MAS, Centara Grand at CentralWorld
The new trendy restaurant features stunning panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline and an inspired menu celebrating Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines including cold and warm tapas, pasta and paella, and much more. Open daily from 4 pm to 1 am. For more information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or email email@example.com.
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Mick & Di The Food Lovers
email@example.com Gambas al ajillo
Turbot a la Nage
Affordable Luxury For over a decade and a half Casa Pascal has been setting the benchmark for culinary art in Pattaya. Since those early days, when very few stand-alone fine dining restaurants even existed, it has consistently served exquisite, picture-perfect food in a sleek and sophisticated ambiance. At the helm of this contemporary but classically driven restaurant are Pascal and his lovely wife Kim who have created a temple to polished service and gourmet dining. Since our last visit the menu has been enhanced with many new dishes but all the old favourites are still there to please the regular fan base. Cold appetisers feature classic beef steak tartar prepared at your table, pan-seared sea scallops zinging with garlic, lime and garlic sauce (B250 and Casa Pascal’s signature home-smoked (yes, actually in his garden) Norwegian salmon (B.270) plus beef carpaccio prepared “Calabrese” style with olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Amongst the warm appetisers, featured items are the 5-spice roasted duck breast with hoisin sauce, cucumber and Asian coleslaw salad, and the top seller, gambas al ajillo. Mouthwatering choices all but Mick and I plumped for the garlic prawns
and Pascal’s celebrated overbaked French onion soup flavoured with red wine and thyme (B.170). As a culinary curtain raiser we were served an amuse-bouche of chilled cucumber soup with a mule's kick of garlic followed by a deluxe selection of perfected prepared seafood. A soft tender scallop came ringed with the tenderest squid, a sweet prawn had been wrapped in pancetta, and a gyoza dumpling, pan-fried to perfection Japanese style plus a slow-cooked egg oozing with creamy yolk. Delicious in the extreme, we could have eaten many more of them! However, with our palates titillated and our appetites on full throttle, we sat in anticipation for the dishes to come. While waiting, we enjoyed a glass of Prosecco which more than pleased. We followed this later with a bottle of an outstanding rosé, Cep d’Or Rosé from Provence lively and fruity but with a pleasant steely dry style it paired well with our choices. The classic bistro fare, onion soup, does not get any better than Pascal’s. Very umami; deeply beefy, boozy and pungent with those sweet baked onions and its hat of toasted bread smothered in Gruyere, I enjoyed every last slurp. Mick’s choice of gambas al ajillo was another spot
on dish with its big blowsy prawns saturated in virgin olive oil and garlic and interestingly served in a candle charged cast iron pot. Casa Pascal is the place for lobster fans. They are flown in weekly and served either just simply grilled or extravagantly flambéed in Scottish whisky. We eschewed this fine example of those lush crustaceans this time and chose instead to sample the fresh turbot a la Nage and Australian Yellowtail from the “Specials” list. Nage means “swimming” in French and here the turbot had been bathed in a lovely poaching broth with white wine and flavoured with a host of vegetables and herbs. With its wonderful flavour and firm texture it made very good friends indeed with the fragrant stock. The Yellow fish benefited from its pansearing leaving a crisp crust and a soft interior of sweet flesh topped with diced tomatoes, peppers and onions for added textural play. Both dishes were very, very good with a luxury overload of taste and care
preparation. Other main courses include pork Wiener schnitzel (plate sized), the famous crispy, succulent Pork Knuckle (B.520) served with sauerkraut, ovenroasted rack of lamb with the house 7-herb crust and the celebrated steaks from Australian Angus rib eye through tenderloin, medallions to lamb chops. All served with your choice of vegetables, salad, sauces and seven options for potato preparation. After all this eating we passed on dessert but the list is very tempting and fancy; Chocolate mousse with Grand Marnier marinated oranges and vanilla sauce (B.240) or for cheese lovers their European
assorted platter served with walnuts and dried fruits. In these belt-tightening days Casa Pascal’s menu reflects the times in which we live. The prices are astonishingly reasonable and the quality extreme. The a la carte menu manifests the culinary imagination and enthusiasm of its patron/chef and is wedded in professionalism and proficiency. Casa Pascal Located in the street opposite Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa on Second Road, next to the Ruen Thai restaurant Open daily from 11:30 am to 11 pm Tel: 038 723 660 or 081 983 4182 Limousine service and valet parking www.restaurant-in-pattaya.com
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Liver spots, excessive pigmentation and other skin blemishes! by Thonglor Clinic
With age, our skin accumulates dark pigments, and these show as brownish patches on the hands and the face--not to forget the cranium of bald men. Lentigines, also known as sun spots, age spots or liver spots, are harmless, flat, brown discolorations of the skin which usually occur on the back of the hands, neck and face of people older than 40. These spots, more than anything else, give away a person’s age. We frequently call these ‘liver spots’ (nothing really to do with your liver function!) These unsightly patches can be removed with the help of the Perfect Laser Dual Yellow. Other conditions that appear with age are those small blood vessels that creep up on the side of the nose or on the cheeks. This condition is called telangiectasia. These small capillaries can also be eliminated with the use of Perfect Laser Dual Yellow. Very small spidery varicose veins are treated the same way. A careful examination is needed for these as larger varicose veins require a different treatment and will not respond to Perfect Laser treatment. In people with dark-pigmented skin there also is the insidious appearance of melasma, usually on the cheeks of those who suffered severe acne when young. Long-term sun exposure also leads to these melanin deposits. Melasma is a difficult condition to completely eliminate. Repeated treatments, usually five, are required.
Results will vary with each patient depending on the amount of pigmentation present. Using the laser without the need for surgical excision can also eliminate small skin tags. Other forms of skin growth--like freckles, moles and nevus--may require two or three treatments due to the depth where the pigments are located in the skin. Safe and showing results immediately, this procedure does not have any downtime. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment. A local anesthetic cream is applied to minimize discomfort during the treatment. Some very dark lesions may require a second treatment two to three weeks after the initial one. Perfect Laser is specially calibrated to attack red or brown pigments with bursts of light. The normal skin is not damaged during the process. The laser scans the surface of the skin and the wavelength touches only these dark pigments. For skin rejuvenation, treatments can be repeated monthly, but for dark pigmentation a two to threeweek interval is all that is needed. The dermatologist will consult with you to establish a program tailored to your skin problems. Each individual has different needs and careful attention is assured. Why look in the mirror and see the same blemish day after day when all it needs is a short treatment? Then you can be more pleased with your reflection in the mirror.
Hotel Promotions Discover Bangkok Break Package at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has created an incentive “Bangkok Break” room package to encourage city breaks and corporate travel to Bangkok. The package is available from now until December 30, 2015. Room prices start at just 3,700 baht ++ for a Deluxe room. The “Bangkok Break” package incentive includes the convenience and value of a daily buffet breakfast at Chatuchak Café International Restaurant, a free upgrade to higher room categories for minimum two nights stay, complimentary one daily MRT trip ticket, complimentary daily shuttle bus service to Chatuchak Weekend Market and BTS sky train station, unlimited in-room internet access, 30 percent discount on regular spa treatments at Spa Cenvaree, 20 percent discount on food items at all of the hotel’s grand restaurants and 5 percent discount at designed outlets at adjacent Central Department Store. For reservations, contact Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4116-19 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laser treatments can be combined with fillers and Botox but may need to be spaced so not to interfere with each form of treatment. The dermatologist will advise you on the ideal schedule to give yourself a self-image boost that will make a marked difference in your life. If you wish to learn more about Perfect Laser treatment or if you want to schedule a consultation, contact Thonglor Clinic Pattaya on 038 252 055.
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Spa Promotions Shea Butter Skin Nourishing Package at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya Starting the treatment with essence of mulberry tea and chrysanthemum flower scrub, and followed by a soothing massage with the vanilla shea butter cream. The vanilla is more than just a pretty scent, but the constituent of vanilla is a powerful antioxidant that helps skin repair cell damage. Package includes: - Foot Ritual - Mulberry Tea and Chrysanthemum Flower Scrub - Soothing Vanilla Shea Butter Massage
What is Fractional Laser?
Fractional laser resurfacing is an innovative laser technology which can achieve significant skin rejuvenation coupled with brief recovery time and low risk of complications. A total skin rejuvenation is achieved with so many skin conditions with deep tissue changes can be corrected or improved, by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen including acne pores, scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, fine wrinkles, and some forms of pigmentation, such as melasma with a short downtime and a reduced risk of complications. This is a non-invasive one which means not involving the making of a relatively large incision in the body or the insertion of instruments. Modern laser technology targets specific molecules and structures in the skin to achieve desirable changes
Price is 1,800 baht ++ for 90 minutes. Available throughout December 2015. For more information or reservations, contact 033 007 888 ext 21.
and minimize unwanted side effects. The wavelengths of lasers target the epidermis (outer skin layers) and dermis (mid-level skin layers including high contents of collagen and elastin). This is a safe one that can be used by many. Nicha Clinic offers a cheaper price for a fractional laser for only 9,500 baht including ultradeep vitamin and a mask to make it smoother and have tighter effect.
Snow White spa package at The Okura Spa, The Okura Prestige Bangkok The Okura Spa offers an exciting new body treatment that uses white-only products and ingredients to celebrate the purity of the winter snowfalls in Japan. Snow White spa package begins with a rice body scrub, followed by a snow yoghurt body mask. The final stage of this sensational new treatment is a hot candle wax massage that helps blood circulation and eases muscular aches and pains. The heat of the wax recreates the sensation of sitting by an open fire after walking in the snow. The Snow White spa package is priced at 4,200 baht ++ per person and it lasts two hours. Available daily from 10 am to 10 pm from January 1 to March 31, 2016. For more information and reservations, call 02 687 9000 or email email@example.com.
Firming & Softening
FACE LIFTING AND TIGHTENING 5,000 baht (from normal price 7,500 baht) Valid until December 31, 2015
For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990 or visit Nicha Clinic on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condominium and Central Festival Pattaya Beach). Website:www.nichaclinic.com. Facebook: Nicha Clinic Beauty and Beyond.
Do you scold yourself for not losing weight? How critical are you of the size of your thighs, hips, stomach? How often do you complain to family and friends about how fat you are? Stop it. Stop such thoughts and stop such talk. People who believe themselves to be overweight are more likely to gain weight, according to a 2015 study published in the International Journal of Obesity. The
at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Modus Resort Pattaya Coffee has been used for centuries as a natural fighting and skin firming ingredient. Coconut oil is a fantastic natural moisturizing lotion. It is anti-aging and an acne fighter. Together, coconut oil and coffee are an amazing all-natural firming and softening therapy. Package includes - Foot Ritual - Coffee-Coco Body Scrub or/and Galangal Firming Wrap - Swedish Massage Price is 1,500 baht ++ for 90 minutes or 1,900 baht ++ for 120 minutes. Available throughout December 2015. For more information or reservations, contact 033 007 888 ext 21.
British researchers analyzed three datasets, two from the US and one from the UK, comprising about 14,000 people in all. All three datasets followed people for at least seven years. In two of the three datasets, about 40 percent of people believed they were overweight; they gained nearly one point more of body mass index (BMI) than those who didn’t see themselves as overweight. In the third study, about two-thirds considered themselves overweight and gained 0.3 BMI points more than those who didn’t. The results were consistent regardless of whether participants were actually overweight. Have you often tried to lose weight and failed? Such experiences can instill a sense of hopelessness. You might feel you have no control over your weight. So stop repeating the same thoughts and failed attempts of the past. Forget about your weight. Instead, focus on what you do have control over: what you eat and how active you are. Take charge of what goes into your mouth—avoiding unhealthy foods and drinks. And take charge of your activities. Make a promise to yourself that you will walk 10 minutes a day. Yes, even that little helps to improve your life and provides a sense of doing something. You no doubt will double or treble your walking routine in a matter of weeks. The British study also determined that people who think of themselves as overweight are more inclined to binge eat or stress eat. Do not permit negative thoughts to control your eating habits. Think thin and healthy. Simply put, to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you take in. There are only two ways to do this: reduce the number of calories you take in each day, or increase the number of calories you burn each day. Once you learn to do this you will be in charge of your life…and your weight.
THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO
LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL 2016
By MITCH ALBOM HARDBACK
Nine-year-old Frankie Presto is sent to America with an old guitar and six precious strings. His amazing journey weaves him through the twentieth-century musical landscape with his stunning talent affecting numerous stars, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and even KISS. Frankie becomes a pop star himself, makes records and is adored. But he realises, through his music, that his gift is his burden. He can actually affect people’s futures -- with one string turning blue whenever a life is altered. At the height of popularity, he vanishes. Only decades later does he reappear, to change one last life.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 is the latest edition of the annual headline-making, agendasetting bestseller. Be an in-the-know traveler this year with Lonely Planet’s collection of the hottest trends, destinations, journeys and all-around best travel experiences for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge, passion and miles travelled by Lonely Planet’s staff, authors and online community, we present a year’s worth of travel inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences.
diversions music / new release
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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya
The Buffet – R Kelly
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
Release Date December 3, 2015 Lead Actors Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson Director Ron Howard Writers Charles Leavitt, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Genre Action | Adventure | Biography
Release Date December 9, 2015 Voice Actors Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Édgar Ramírez Director Ericson Core Writers Kurt Wimmer, W. Peter Iliff, Rick King Genre Action | Crime | Thriller
The Buffet is the upcoming 13th studio album by American R&B singer R Kelly. It is set to be released in the United States on December 11, 2015 by RCA Records. The album's guest appearances include Lil Wayne, Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Juicy J, and Tinashe. The album also marks the debut of Kelly's own daughter, Joann Kelly going by the stage name Ariirayé.
1. The Poem 2. Poetic Sex 3. Anything Goes (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) 4. Let’s Make Some Noise (featuring Jhené Aiko) 5. Marching Band (featuring Juicy J) 6. Switch Up (featuring Lil Wayne and Jeremih) 7. Wanna Be There (featuring Ariirayé) 8. All My Fault 9. Wake Up Everybody 10. Get Out of Here With Me 11. Backyard Party 12. Sextime 13. Let’s Be Real Now (featuring Tinashe)
Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.
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I started out on the entry-level Vespa Primavera 125 scooter and soon I hit the Vespa Sprint 150. What a ride! Case in point, the millions of motorbikes on the Thai roads are mostly 120cc- and 125cc-powered one-cylinder Japanese-built Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha brands. However, in the high-end 650 cc and bigger engine segment there's competition from the Italian superbike Ducati, the American iconic HarleyDavidson, and the UK “Brit-Bike” Triumph. These are heavy, powerful and expensive motorcycles and definitely NOT for beginners. Just think straddling a big-bike in Bangkok or Pattaya chock-a-block traffic jams. Now. What about a scooter or motor scooter. A cool Italian Vespa Sprint? That's a two-wheeler vehicle built on a pressed steel unibody design for a step-through mode that allows riders to plant their feet on a floorboard. Plus a prominent front fairing providing wind protection. Also a complete cowling for the engine to conceal dirt and grease. This design not only makes
it easy to get on and off. Women can ride a Vespa while wearing a dress. Like Audrey Hepburn in the iconic ’50s Hollywood movie “Roman Holiday”. Design/Practicality: In styling the new Sprint pays homage to the legendary ’60s Vespa Sprint. Fluid lines and compact dimensions, together with attention to detail like the rectangular LED headlight and the chrome lined side indicators. The new oyster shaped instrumentation with analogue speedometers, clock, tripmeter and fuel gauge. LED sidelights and a big fat LED brake light cluster. The handlebar grips are comfortable to hold. The switches are top-quality and the important sturdy side mirrors are easily adjusted and offering good rear vision. Last but not least the horn. Not wimpy. More of a piercing sound. Accident prevention. Use it accordingly. Vespa Sprint has a top-quality feel with excellent paint and an impressive level of fit-and-finish. Hidden beneath the elongated red seat is a convenient 15-liter lockable storage with enough space for two open face helmets
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Vespa Sprint 150 – Piaggio's Sporty Scooter Agile, Powerful with Loads of Street Credibility
“The Mercedes-Benz of Scooters” and extra stuff plus a useful glove compartment under the ignition. Twelve-inch front wheels and 12-inch in the back. Front disc brake and rear drum brake. These wide smaller wheels make the Vespas more nimble at low speeds for example on a Friday night traffic congestion. This test ride was conducted by yours truly Pattaya Today Automotive Editor. I am what they call “young at heart” or 60 plus. (“In USA about half our buyers are between 40 and 65 years old,” says Andy Zolman, general manager of Vespa Cincinnati) I done 15 years of car tests in the Kingdom from luxury convertibles to flatbed pick-ups. I consider myself a driver not a rider. That was before my Vespa scooter test rides. First my short 125 cc Primavera spin was around Rama IV neighborhood. I was impressed. A week ago the more powerful 150 cc Sprint demo scooter was provided by Vespiario Thailand (sole authorized distributor of Italian Piaggio scooters.) I was more than impressed. I was blown away! Ride, Handling and Braking: On my head a gray, vintage Vespa Scoot open face helmet (1,290 baht) and I am wearing an armored Gore-Tex Alpinestars red, white and black Bonneville Air Jacket (4,490 baht). As I thumb-press the starter, the engine comes to life with a throaty rasp. I roll out on the busy Rama IV. Friday traffic. No FEAR! Just twist the throttle. My black Vespa Sprint lunges forward without much effort. It feels vibe-free and so agile. Zipping along Sukhumvit Road direction Soi Thonglor with trucks, buses, and zig-zagging Japanese fast motorbikes all over.
But I am easy and relaxed. Riding a Vespa which is piece-of-cake. It's so maneuverable, with a tight turning circle, and the step-through design means that even if your legs can’t touch the ground, you can still pop forward and paddle the bike in and out tight spaces. The torque response is immediate. The 150 cc engine puts out a peak power of 12 horsepower and the CVT automatic transmission systems allow seamless, linear acceleration. However, the engine gets a bit loud as I rev up. This is the emblematic Vespa “put-put” sound but it's a sweet noise which increases as you gain speed. Later outside Bangkok on a long fine stretch suddenly I am cruising 85 km/ hour. Wow! The fuel consumption? Around 47 kpl combined. Compare that out my wife's commuter eco-car Nissan March 23 kpl. Verdict: This Vespa must be the easiest and coolest way to “scoot' around town be it in Pattaya or Bangkok. Also the most economical. A test ride is recommended.
Vespa Flagship showroom and next door Alpinestars (high-performance protective gear for motorcycles and mountain biking) store is located at A-Square on Rama IV Road opposite K Village. My advice. Start with the ridiculously easy to ride 125 cc Primavera. In front of the showroom there is plenty of space. No traffic. Vespa scooters with their lighter weight, automatic transmissions and feet-in-front design, they're easier to handle than more powerful motorcycles and can be less intimidating to new users. Vespa US tagline: “Turns on a Dime, Runs on a Nickel”. That's a Vespa! Vespa Sprint 150 Price: 121,900 baht Engine: 1-cylinder, 150 cc Power: 12.8 horsepower Torque: 12 Nm Top speed: 110 kph Fuel tank: 8-liter Fuel consumption: 47 kpl (95 or Gasohol) www.vespa.co.th
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NAR Conference & Expo 2015! I just returned from San Diego in the United States after attending the National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo. I accompanied our Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association (Thailand) President Somsak Chutisilp and once again it was a real eye-opener to say the least. Many people are not aware of what a huge and influential organization the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) really is and that it is the world’s largest trade organization having over 1.1 million members worldwide, 20,000 of whom attended last month’s confab. As the National Association of REALTORS® holds the official trade mark for the word “REALTOR®;” no one may use the word unless he or she is a cardcarrying member of the NAR. The NAR in conjunction with Thailand’s Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association (RESAM) have held two NAR Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) training courses in Thailand in the last couple of years (2013 and 2015) in which nearly 100 participants were named REALTORS® and Certified International Property Specialists. Both of these great educational opportunities were the result of the collaboration between Dr.
Pairote (RESAM president 201314), Somsak Chutisilp (RESAM president 2015-16) and Nancy Suvarnamani, NAR liaison to Thailand and former chair of the NAR Global Business and Alliances Committee. These last two CIPS training courses are just the beginning as Nancy Suvarnamani has huge plans for even larger real estate activities for her native Thailand. She will soon host another CIPS training course and in 2017 will organize an NAR International Conference of REALTORS® in Thailand. The conference will be open to all members of NAR from around the world, and will be attended by the NAR president and other top officials. All of which attests to Thailand’s becoming the hub for real estate development in Asia. I say this because the ASEAN countries and Asia as a region have exploding middle classes that will be purchasing vehicles, homes and a variety of products at unprecedented rates. Some 500 million Chinese are expected to enter the middle class over the next decade; by 2030 around one billion people in China could be middle class — as much as 70 percent of its projected population.
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To help put the phrase ‘exploding middle classes’ in perspective, imagine that in 1970 there were approximately 400,000 middle class people in India and China combined. Less than 45 years later we have about 23.6 million middle class persons in India and 109 million Chinese with wealth of between $50,000 and $500,000. It is amazing when you consider that since the year 2000, twice as many Chinese as Americans have joined the middle class and today 2015 China has more middle class citizens than America. Yes, the Chinese dream is coming true for millions and the National Association of REALTORS® is very much aware of this incredible phenomenon in which millions upon millions of Asian middle class citizens are purchasing their very first homes. NAR is preparing for the by conducting as many CIPS training courses as it possibly can. There are now only 44 licensed CIPS instructors that are qualified to conduct the five-day training, and only six reside outside the United States. Seeing this great need for real estate education here in Thailand and Asia as a whole and enjoying both writing and public speaking,
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
I took my second CIPS course two years ago, then went on to participate in a CIPS Instructors class with NAR instructor Aida Turbow, a top instructor. I received an official letter from the National Association of Realtors September 2014 informing me that I had been officially approved as a ® Certified International Property Specialist instructor. More recently (July 2015) I was able to assist CIPS instructor David Wyant during the five-day training in Bangkok. Very soon I will be teaching my own CIPS Training Course classes and I am really looking forward to being a part of the fantastic growth in real estate professionalism across Asia which, although in its infancy, is already moving fast. For example, Terry Blackburn of Ensign Media—organizers of the Thailand Property Awards— after almost 10 years now has annual awards in Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Southeast Asia and China; eight of those events have been launched in just the last three years! Real estate and the entire
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
property industry are exploding across ASEAN and across Asia to Russia, India and the entire Middle East; Thailand is quickly surfacing as the hub of this great race to educate and accommodate the growing needs of the tremendous booming market. With the support and drive of NAR officials like Nancy Suvarnamani and RESAM’s Somsak Chutisilp, we will see more and more education and support for professionals in our industry. Just take a look through the many local Pattaya real estate publications and note how many REALTORS® display their CIPS logos within their advertising. Yes, real estate proficiency in Pattaya has come a long way. There are now 10 to 15 CIPS agents serving the Eastern Seaboard; in coming years you will see these numbers increase steadily as a result of our coming CIPS International Property Specialist training courses. If you would like more information about our next CIPS training course, please feel free to contact me at clayton@ premierinternational.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New Movenpick hotel opening in Pattaya Swiss hotel management company Movenpick Hotels and Resorts is scheduled to open Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya in Na Jomtien on December 15. Owned by Siam Motors Group, the hotel promises a new era of upscale hospitality experiences on the pristine Na Jomtien Beach with elite beachfront accommodation, gourmet cuisine and interests such as yachting and island exploration. Located next to Ocean Marina Yacht Club, the 262-room resort is the first five-star beachfront property in Na Jomtien, leading a trend to family-focused accommodation which is fast becoming the norm on the Eastern Seaboard. Attractions on site include an attractive lagoon pool, tropical gardens, a Wave Spa, a kidsâ€™ club and a full range of educational activities both indoors and outdoors. The hotel also offers a water-sports centre, a fully-equipped fitness centre, golf concierge, island cruises, deep-sea fishing tours and regional excursions. Siam Motors Group President and Siam at Chonburi Co., Ltd Chairman, Dr Phornthep Phornprapha said that Siam Motors had been expanding into the lifestyle sector for the past 10 years and the opening of Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is another step in realizing that vision. Pattaya Council Spokesperson Banjong Banthoonprayuk is grateful to Siam Motors and Movenpick Hotels and Resorts for investing in Pattaya and beginning a new chapter of growth for the resort city as it develops stronger reasons for families to come to visit. Movenpick Hotels and Resorts Senior Vice President Asia Andrew Langdon is passionate about the Pattaya property because of its location in Na Jomtien, where the beach is nice, the traffic is not as bad, and the food is good. With this reason, Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is going to offer something new compared to all the other hotels in Pattaya. Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya General Manager Hayden Edgtton added that the new property will not only be a leading hotel but one which will pioneer five-star hospitality on Na Jomtien. Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya offers spacious accommodation, all with panoramic sunset views of the Gulf of Thailand. There are a total of three gourmet dining outlets and signature culinary services, such as the daily Chocolate Hour, when complimentary Swiss chocolate is featured for guests to enjoy. To quickly establish the property as a must-use facility for local and international meetings and wedding planners, the function
Banjong Banthoonprayuk (Pattaya City Council Spokesperson), Phornpinit Phornprapha (President and CEO of Siam at Chonburi Co., Ltd), Dr Phornthep Phornprapha (President of Siam Motors Co., Ltd), Andrew Langdon (Senior Vice President Asia, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts), Hayden Edgtton (General Manager, Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya)
space at the resort will feature soaring seven-metre high ceilings and glorious sea views. Its banquet
facilities could cater to 350 guests for a gala dinner or 450 guests in a theatre-style configuration.
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Legal & Expat Money
by Magna Carta Law Office
Thailand Work Permit
What is the importance of obtaining a work permit? If you are a foreigner intending to work in Thailand, you are subject to the Alien Employment Act, which requires you to have a work permit to be issued by the Ministry of Labour, unless the work you are to perform is an approved temporary and urgent work for a period not exceeding 15 days. In accordance with the format and procedures prescribed under the Ministerial Regulations, a work permit defines the locality you are permitted to work, length of time permitted to work, category or nature of work and the employer for whom you will be working. Failure to comply with Thailand’s employment regulations shall be punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. What are the qualifications of an alien entitled to apply for a work permit? • Having residence in the Kingdom or having permission to stay in the Kingdom temporarily in accordance with the Immigration Law (NonImmigrant Visa) • Not applying for work in any of the 39 occupations reserved for Thai nationals as stated in the Royal Decree B.E. 2522. • Having the knowledge and/or skills to perform the work as stated in the application for a work permit. • Not being insane or mentally sick; not suffering from leprosy, tuberculosis, drug addiction, alcoholism, and elephantiasis. • Never having been imprisoned for violation of an Immigration Law or an Alien Working Law at least one year prior to the date of application. What are the typical jobs in Thailand that are open to foreigners? Any work may be performed by foreigners provided that it is a job that will not in any way compromise national security or career opportunities of Thai people, and that calls for foreign labour for reasons of national development. The following are some of the job categories that foreigners are most likely to fall into: • Teaching English and Translation • Computer and Information Technology • Engineering • Writing and Editorial • Sales • Hotel and Restaurant Management • Music and Entertainment • Specialized Skills • Proprietorship What are the criteria for the issuance of a work permit? • Employers whose business has a registered paid-up capital of not less than 2 million baht are entitled to apply a work permit for their prospective
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foreign employees. A work permit shall be issued to one alien worker for every 2 million baht registered paid-up capital, but no more than 10 work permits shall be allowed per company. However, certain considerations apply in certain situations. For the alien who is married to a Thai national, the amount of investment capital required in order to obtain a permit shall be reduced to half of the amount prescribed above. • The required minimum number of Thai employees per foreign employee must be met by the employer; the standard ratio is four Thai employees to one foreign employee. • The minimum salary requirement prescribed by the Immigration Rule shall be followed. • Companies must comply with the laws of the Business Development and the Revenue Departments by fulfilling their tax and social security obligations. Companies who fail to comply shall not be eligible to apply for a work permit for their foreign prospective employees. What is the standard validity of a work permit? An authorized official may grant a work permit to an alien in the Kingdom according to the necessity of the work, but for not longer than two years. If the duration of employment of a foreigner is less than one year, a work permit will be granted for not longer than the period requested. An application for renewal must be submitted before the expiration date of a valid work permit. Expired permits cannot be extended; new application must be completed to obtain a new work permit. Can a permit holder work anywhere in Thailand other than the location specified in his/her work permit? Any intention to change or increase the category of work, employer, working locality or conditions shall be realized only upon the approval of the registrar in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed under the Ministerial Regulations. The employer is prohibited from employing a foreign worker who does not have a work permit or employing them to engage in a work other than the job description or condition specified in the work permit. Any violation shall be liable to a fine and/or imprisonment.
Did you know that the rules relating to UK inheritance tax (IHT) are quite different for those married to non-domiciled wives, who are not UK citizens? With the current rate of tax at 40 percent, above thresholds, serious consideration should be given to mitigating the effects on your estate. As far as the UK is concerned, there are two separate issues which have an effect on an individual, or couple’s tax status. The first is non-residency, the second being non-domiciled. It is still relatively straightforward to establish non-residency; however, it is not as easy to be certain whether HMRC will regard you as non-domiciled even though you, as a UK citizen, are now an expatriate. In fact, there are UK citizens living abroad that could well be deemed as still UK domiciled, even though they may have lived overseas for some years, leaving the door open for the UK government to impose IHT on their estate. From the UK’s perspective, all foreign nationals who do not, de facto, live in the UK would be regarded as non-domiciled. Therefore, if you are UK domiciled, but have a non-domiciled wife, you could be leaving a substantial legacy to HMRC when you die. This is because a non-domiciled spouse loses the all-important inter-spouse transfer allowance, which normally allows a wife, or husband, to inherit all of their spouse’s wealth free of IHT. Instead a tax-free limit is placed on the transfer between a UK citizen and his/her non-domiciled spouse. Let’s take a look at an example of how this might work in practical terms:The Problem The example below relates to UK inheritance tax inter-spouse transfers - assets quoted in GBP UK Domiciled Spouse Home in Thailand 500,000 Cash at Bank 150,000 Investment portfolio 300,000 Gross Estate* 950,000 IHT Payable on death NIL
Non-Domiciled Spouse 500,000 50,000 300,000 950,000 250,000
* (Assuming no mortgages, other liabilities or gifts made to trusts within the last seven years) A Possible Solution/Outcome With careful planning, in most cases, it is possible to shelter both the cash and investment portfolio from IHT which will effectively: • Save 130,000 GBP inheritance tax • Equalise the treatment of IHT for your non-domiciled spouse • Mitigate IHT on first death • Create a TAX-FREE income for life • Maintain control over who benefits from your wealth • Allow you to choose how your spouse receives your wealth; a lump sum, or an income • Preserve your wealth for your family, rather than the UK Treasury Each case is individual and should be properly assessed as such. Spending a little time organising your affairs could help preserve your life’s accumulated assets for the benefit of your loved ones. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Business News Winners announced TAT spotlights the essence of at Thailand’s first Thainess with Thailand Tourism Entrepreneur Now Awards Festival 2016 by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org
Winners of Thailand’s first Entrepreneur Now Awards (ENA) were announced at Four Points by Sheraton Sukhumvit 15. Attended by over 200 guests, the ENA 2015 was organized by BNOW.org (Bangkok Now), a Bangkok networking community for SMEs, in conjunction with The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, Bangkok Entrepreneurs, Bangkok University, School of Entrepreneurship and Management (BUSEM), The Irish Thai Chamber of Commerce, The Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce, UNESCO and Brand Now. Photo shows winners with their awards and category (back row): Jonas Becker from Thinkatorium
(Creative Entrepreneur), Michael Cluzel from Eatigo (Most Outstanding Male Entrepreneur), John Stuart Tolmie from Monroe Consulting Group (SME), Pascal Martin from Delishop (Micro SME); (front row): Peetachai Dejkraisak from Siam Organic Co., Ltd. (Social Enterprise Entrepreneur), Richard Pham and Wanicha Watanawanichkorn from Banh Mi Bo (Most Entrepreneurial Team), Duangdhamon Kaewphongsri from Solution Nine Co., Ltd. (Most Outstanding Female Entrepreneur), Pawit Khid-Arn representative from Parking Duck (Exceptional Thai owned) and Kanyaporn Sangthavorn representative from Equator Pure Nature Co., Ltd. (Eco Entrepreneur).
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced the launch of the 36th Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF), which will be held from January 13-17, 2016 at Lumphini Park, Bangkok. Aimed at attracting local residents and tourists from all corners of the world, the fiveday Thai tourism showcase will be set amid the 360-rai (58-hectare) public park in the heart of the Thai capital. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of TAT revealed that, “It is TAT’s mission to promote Thai tourism among the Thai people and international visitors, and the TTF is an efficient way to stimulate domestic
Bangkok Airways announces operating results for the ninemonth period of 2015
Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited announces its operating results for the nine-month period of 2015 which has the total revenue amounting to 18,661.3 million baht in which net profit was reported at 1,779.7 million baht; up by 1,024.3 percent from the same period of the previous year. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, president of Bangkok Airways PCL commented that, “In the third quarter, total revenue of the company was 6,364 million baht, increased by 20.4 percent from the same period in the previous year. Net profit was reported at the amount of 590.8 million baht in which the profit attributable to the equity holder of the company was 578.6 million baht. Earnings per share equal to 0.28 baht. The better operating performance was mainly based on higher average fare and increasing number of passengers. The number of passengers of Bangkok Airways increased by 12 percent for the third quarter of 2015 (1.3 million passengers). Our load factor was at 67.6 percent for this quarter, increased 4.9 percent point from the same period last year. For the first nine-month period, the company had total revenue amounting to 18,661.3 million baht in which net profit was reported at 1,779.7
million baht; up by 1,024.3 percent. The total number of passengers of Bangkok Airways for the ninemonth period of 2015 is 3.8 million passengers. The market that has the highest growth was the Middle East, North America and Asia.” “The company has recently entered into a codeshare agreement with Emirates and Air Astana. This partnership does not only help Bangkok Airways create a greater connectivity between Europe via the Middle East and directly from Central Europe and Thailand, it also provides more choices to passengers as well as increases the efficiency of our routes. “In addition to that, starting from December 1, 2015, we will increase our flight frequencies on Samui-Phuket route to 45 flights
per week, Samui-Singapore route to 12 flights per week, Chiang MaiYangon route to seven flights per week and Chiang Mai-Mandalay route to four flights per week. We are also currently in a talk with local carriers in the neighbor countries such as Vietnam, Myanmar and China about possibility of launching new services to new destinations,” Puttipong added. Recently, Bangkok Airways has been included in the top 50 airlines in the world by financial rating (ranked 24th). The evaluation and ranking was conducted by Airfinance Journal based in the United Kingdom. Currently, Bangkok Airways has a total of 30 aircrafts; 11 of turbo-prop ATR72-500/600s, 19 of Airbus A319s/A320s.
travel and disperse tourism revenue to all parts of Thai society. With a focus on content strategy, the TTF 2016 will provide a platform to raise awareness of Thai culture, traditions, heritage, and simple ways of life, as well as stimulate travel driven by the unique identities of our multicultural communities nationwide.” The Thailand Tourism Festival 2016 will not only highlight the vernacular spectacle of colourful festivals and vibrant local fairs from the five major regions – North, South, East, Central, and Northeast – that tourists can enjoy all year round, but will also underline the beautiful Thai way of life along with world famous Thai hospitality.
From lively festivities to exotic crafts and scrumptious delicacies, the TTF 2016 will provide visitors with first-hand experiences of what each region has to offer including the exquisite art of handwoven fabric from the North, the sacred rice rituals from the Northeast, the floating market villages from the Central Region, the cultural crossroads of the South, and the colourful seaside in the East. In addition, visitors will be able to enjoy the grand opening ceremony and live performances, as well as learn more about TAT’s latest campaigns including ‘Discover Thainess’, ‘12 Hidden Gems Plus’, and ‘They Said That’ (folklore tourism).
GM Thailand wins its fourth consecutive AMCHAM CSR Excellence Recognition
General Motors Thailand (GM) received the AMCHAM Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Recognition (ACE) 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year GM Thailand has been honored for being a “good corporate citizen and giving back to the communities” by The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Thailand. Wanwemol Charukultharvatch (center), director of Public Policy and Government Relations for GM Thailand, accepted the award
from Glyn T. Davies (left), US Ambassador. The ACE recognition identifies AMCHAM members as having demonstrated an understanding of the links between business operations and society and conducting business in a way that creates long-term economic and social values. Applications are evaluated for their CSR program’s integration with company mission, measurability of results, sustainability and communication.
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Business News Thailand Tourism Forum Three ONYX hotels honoured with the Kuoni set for January 2016 Water Champion Award Thailand's leading hotel investment event will discuss the critical issues that are challenging and driving the country's hospitality industry at the fifth edition of the annual Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF 2016) on Jan. 25, 2016. Organised by C9 Hotelworks and the American Chamber of Commerce, TTF 2016 will be held at the InterContinental Hotel Bangkok Grand Ballroom from 3 to 6 pm, and feature many of the industry's leading speakers and thinkers. In the lead off role will be
ONYX Hospitality Group announced that three of its hotels in Thailand are amongst only 11 nationwide to be honoured with the prestigious Kuoni Water Champion Award. The international hospitality provider is also the only group to have hotels in three different destinations receiving this recognition, which validates each property’s commitment towards tracking water usage, managing water supplies efficiently and raising guest awareness on sustainability. Amari Boulevard Bangkok, Amari Phuket and OZO Chaweng Samui entered a long-term engagement on sustainable water management with Kuoni, one of the world’s largest travel industry service providers. All three properties excelled in a range of sustainable activities recommended by Kuoni, including the installation of water meters, calculation of consumption data and implementation of watersaving practices.
According to data collected by Kuoni, all three hotels collectively saved almost 2,500 cubic metres of water within a two-month period, the equivalent of a full Olympic-sized swimming pool, as a result of these water management initiatives. The Kuoni Water Champion Award is an integral component of the company’s water champion programme. To support the hotels during the implementation phase in Thailand, Kuoni, in collaboration with local consultant Nicolas Dubrocard, developed and published a sustainable water management manual in English and Thai. The aim of the manual is for the end-user to have the tools necessary to implement step-by-step a sustainable water management in their own operations, including an accompanying set of Excel worksheets to calculate water consumption and cost-benefit analyses of the improvement mechanisms.
Conrad Koh Samui crowned Asia’s Leading Honeymoon Resort for 2015
Kenneth Gaw who is the president and managing principal of Gaw Capital Partners. Gaw has been a long-term and significant player in the Thai market both through the Pioneer Global Group and other affiliates, with investments including interests in Dusit Thani PLC, Pullman G Hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya and the upcoming Park Hyatt Phuket. Other key speakers include representation from Minor Hotels, InterContinental, ACCOR, Centara and Onyx along with noted experts from Horwath HTL, JLL Hotels, STR Global and QUO.
To see the full programme visit www.thailandtourismforum.com. Attendance is complimentary. To sign up, go to www.amchamthailand. com.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand starts All New Pajero Sport first shipment to the world
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand celebrates ‘All New Pajero Sport 1st Shipment to the World’. New model of Mitsubishi SUV will be exported to over 90 countries worldwide, after its success in Thailand. Morikazu Chokki, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., presided over the celebration at Laem Chabang Port, Chonburi. After world premier launch in Thailand on August 1, 2015 and started the delivery to Thai customers since
the beginning of October 2015, now the Pajero Sport is ready for customers worldwide. Chokki stated that “Since we started exporting the previous model of Pajero Sport from Thailand in August 2008 until October 2015, we have exported Pajero Sport of over 270,000 units worldwide. We have received outstanding awards for best SUV Car in many countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and India. Now, we are about to create another chapter for international
SUV market. In Thailand, we have launched and received booking since August 2015. By end of October 2015, the booking is over 15,000 units. And just for October alone, our retail sales for new Pajero Sport went up to 3,279 units, which was the highest record ever. The response has been very good. I hope this great response will continue with worldwide market as well. The main export markets are expected to ASEAN, Middle East and Australia.”
TAT organises Amazing Thailand Luxury Fam Trip and Trade Meet to attract luxury visitors
by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org
Conrad Koh Samui was named Asia’s Leading Honeymoon Resort at the 22nd World Travel Awards 2015. The award is highly regarded among the global travel and tourism communities. Stefano Ruzza, general manager of Conrad Koh Samui, on receiving this award said, “It is an honor to be
recognized as one of the winners in Asia Pacific. Our team is committed in extending the Stay Inspired experience and providing guests with impeccable service. Winning this award is certainly another feather in the cap for us and will serve to spur us to create an even ‘richer’ and more inspired stay experience for our guests.”
A total of 40 overseas top travel agents visited Thailand between November 15-24, 2015 for fam trips and trade meets designed to enhance the image of Thailand as a quality leisure destination for the quality market segment. The Amazing Thailand Luxury Fam Trip and Trade Meet covered some of the country’s finest luxury tourism products and services in Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Phuket. It was divided into three routes to ensure that participants are exposed to the right products and services catering to the specific needs of their respective markets: America and Europe regions; ASEAN, South Asia and South Pacific region, and East Asian region. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of Tourism Authority of
Thailand (TAT), said, “Promoting luxury travel is now one of the priorities of the Thai tourism industry, as we are shifting to put emphasis on promoting Thailand with the aim to grow visitor expenditure over visitor numbers and enhance the average length of stay.” Thailand is a vibrant country with a spectacular range of products for luxury travellers. These include
upscale restaurants on the rooftops of many of its five-star hotels, some of the most elegant shopping malls. Individuals searching for exclusivity can also enjoy outstanding spa, health and wellness facilities, stylish boutiques and beachfront pool villas, and well-equipped yachts and cruises in Phuket and Pattaya to accommodate the needs of classy island hoppers.
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Houses for Sale
(ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors. Call 082 479 1204 (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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3346)
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211)
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Classified Houses for Sale
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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. Donâ€™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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House for Sale
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and
private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667) 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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, 217 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call
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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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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
1-15 December 2015
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.
email@example.com, call 095 487 8200 Toyota Tiger Sports 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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1-15 December 2015
Youth Focus Taking hands: School, Parents, Students and the Local Community The Reggio Emilia Approach The Reggio Emilia approach to education focuses on child-centred and social reconstruction values to learning. The values of a child-centred approach can be viewed by the importance Reggio Emilia places on children’s interests and allowing them the freedom to construct knowledge individually. The Reggio Emilia approach was developed by Loris Malaguzzi and parents from the region of Reggio Emilia after World War II during the social reconstruction of Europe. The people from Reggio Emilia wanted children to be respected and viewed
as powerful individuals with social rights and had a vision of changing the local community. I believe that The Reggio Emilia approach places a high value on learning through interaction and communication between children, teachers, parents and the local community. Parents
by Edward Emmett
are encouraged to participate in the children’s development at various levels. This includes school meetings, supporting observation from home through documentation and daily discussions about their child’s progress. The teacher at the beginning of every school year
should have meetings with parents to discuss observation, child development and give opportunities for them to voice any issues or suggestions they have about the upcoming academic year. There should also meetings every three months that parents attend to have further discussions about all aspects of the school and classroom. Parents must feel welcome to arrange private meetings at any time if they want to be involved in their child’s learning. Ways this could be implemented by a teacher could be having phone calls and email
exchanges with parents on a weekly basis as well as regular scheduled meetings with the option of language translators when necessary. Reggio Emilia views the child as a collective responsibility of the local community and involves parents in the teaching process. Parents should be encouraged to volunteer with helping and offering support to children in learning about the local community and different customs and traditions. Teaching children about the local community is important in their development through
intercultural transmission. Parents should be invited to teach children about the local community through different projects. These include learning about community helpers, school trips and festivals and celebrations held at the school and in the classroom. Main sources: Learning Teaching Scotland – www.brainy-child.com/article/ reggioemilia.shtml Rosedale Play School – www. rosedaleplayschool.com/ parent-involvement/ Edward Emmett is a teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.
GIS students rewarded for being top in Thailand Garden International School (GIS) students have been given top IGCSE awards at a special ceremony in Bangkok. Jun Beom Chi was Top in Thailand for IGCSE Music, while Arjit Verma was Top in Thailand for an incredible three subjects: World Literature, Geography and Coordinated Science. Dr Ben Schmidt, regional director, Southeast Asia and Pacific for Cambridge International Examinations, presented the awards at an Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony at Shrewsbury International
School in Bangkok. GIS had the fourth highest number of awards for the whole of Thailand – only three large international schools in Bangkok had more winners. It also had more awards than any other school in this region. A spokesman for Cambridge said, “Such results demonstrate the enormous talent, dedication and passion for learning among students. It is also a clear indication of the high quality of support from teachers, schools and parents in the Cambridge network.” Jun Beom’s achievement is even more remarkable as his sister Sarah won exactly the same Top
International Baccalaureate launches Student Registry The International Baccalaureate has launched the IB Student Registry. Free for IB students, this registry will allow for students in the last years of the Middle Years Programme, or who are pursuing the Diploma Programme or Career-related Programme, to create an online portfolio which includes short personal essays, extended essays, CAS details, course credits and more. University admission offices will be able to use this subscription service to reach these highly sought-after students.
in Thailand honour for IGCSE Music two years ago. Sarah is now studying at the worldfamous UCLA in the USA. When Jun Beom joined GIS he was an ESL (English as a Second Language) student, but quickly progressed. He is now studying for the International Baccalaureate Diploma at GIS. Jun Beom, who started playing piano when he was six, also plays bass, guitar, drums and violin. Since joining GIS four years ago, he has taken part in numerous performances, as part of rock bands, the choir and orchestra. He said, "I think I want to use music as my job but it will always be there
“For years, admissions officers at the most prestigious colleges and universities have asked us how they can access the pool of IB students they want to come and be part of their campus community,” said Ian Chambers, director, Asia Pacific for the International Baccalaureate. “Studies have shown that IB students are well prepared to handle the rigorous academics of higher education. “Universities actively seek to bring IB students to their campuses and this student registry is a great tool to help those admissions officers reach IB students from across the world.”
whatever I do, maybe I'll join a rock band as a hobby." He also had some tips for those wanting to improve their musical skills, "Learn the basics first and then just practice a lot and enjoy what you're doing. Don't force yourself to do what you don't like." Jun Beom thanked his music teachers for helping him become the best in Thailand, saying, "I would like to thank my Music teachers at GIS. Mr and Mrs Shiells helped me get through the IGCSE course; I think that's why I did so well." Arjit Verma was named as Top in Thailand for three subjects: Coordinated Science, Geography and World Literature. In total Arjit was awarded 9 IGCSEs, all with A's. For every subject, Arjit scored more than 90 percent. What is particularly impressive is that Arjit’s awards come in three different areas: Literature, Humanities and Science. IGCSE Coordinator Mr Stokes said, “This is an incredible achievement for both students. It shows that GIS students really are incredibly talented and dedicated.” IGCSEs are the International General Certificate of Education awards; the main exam in the UK for 16 year olds. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.
by Mark Beales
1-15 December 2015
This & That Did the Titanic really hit an iceberg?
Popular Conspiracy Theories On the face of it, the Titanic was plain sailing. She hit an iceberg in mid Atlantic in 1912 on her maiden voyage and sank two hours and forty minutes later with the loss of 1,500 lives. But not everybody agrees and there are lots of divergent theories. In his 2003 book, Captain L.M. Collier claimed that what the Titanic hit was low lying pack ice and not a berg. He argues that what the lookouts spotted was not haze (as
they later testified at the official inquiries) but pack ice. He adds that if the ship had truly hit a berg, the damage would have been much more substantial and she would have gone down in a matter of minutes. The length of the sinking process strongly suggests pack ice which caused damage to the first five of the watertight compartments. The trouble with this theory is that a good many witnesses actually saw the iceberg and
bits of it indeed shaved off onto the promenade deck. An engineer, Robert Essenhigh, in 2004 released a theory that a coal fire led indirectly to the iceberg collision. He claims that a pile of stored coal had started to smolder and, to get control of the situation, more coal was put into the furnaces which led to unsafe speeds in dangerous waters. The author states that fire control teams were on standby at Cherbourg and Southampton because of a fire in the stockpile. Such fires, he claims, commonly restart after they have been supposedly extinguished. Actually, many Titanic historians accept that there was a smoldering fire in the coal bunkers throughout the voyage. That wasn’t uncommon in the days of steam and the problem could be handled by constant dousing. Robin Gardiner actually wrote a whole book entitled “Titanic – The Ship That Never Sank” in which he concludes that the ship which sank was in reality the Titanic’s sister ship, the almost identical Olympic, in what was an elaborate insurance scam. The Olympic had been involved in a collision with another ship in 1911 and the White Star line was not properly insured unless the ship sank. Rather than repairing
Olympic, the company decided to sink it in order to claim the insurance money. Gardiner went on to claim that the Olympic, posing as the Titanic, actually hit a blacked out vessel and not an iceberg. He does not believe an iceberg could have caused so much damage to a doublehulled ship. If the theory is true (ahem!) then the real Titanic assumed the identity and name of the Olympic and spent the next 23 years merrily sailing the oceans blue. The Olympic – sorry the Titanic – was retired from active service in 1935 and broken up. Yet another theory is that the Titanic was cursed by an Egyptian mummy, possibly the corpse of the priestess of Amen-Ra who lived around 1050 BC. After the discovery of the mummy in Egypt in the 1890s, the purchaser ran into serious illness and misfortune and gladly donated his purchase to the British Museum. The mummy was eventually purchased by the journalist William Thomas Stead who dismissed the curse as nonsense and hit the body in his car which he was transporting to the United States on Titanic. Stead reportedly divulged to passengers the night before Titanic sank he had a cursed mummy aboard. The theory
goes on to argue that the dead priestess conjured up enough evil spirits to create a terminal accident. No historians have adopted the Unlucky Mummy theory although the idea has been the subject of a couple of TV shows, including a 1950s episode of Douglas Fairbanks Presents. The British Museum has denied knowing much about the tale but did admit that the lid of the coffin of a priestess had been stolen. The ideas keep coming. A very recent suggestion is that the Titanic sank because the watertight doors were closed, causing the Titanic to start listing and to go down by the head. If the doors had been left open, goes the theory, Titanic would have settled slowly on an even keel and remained afloat long enough for all the passengers and crew to be rescued. So this is a case of a safety precaution hastening everyone’s demise. However, the Discovery Channel on TV did a simulation to show that leaving the watertight doors open would have caused the liner to capsize an hour earlier than she actually did. Finally, a Titanic enthusiast Douglas Woolley put forward the theory that Titanic had been sunk by a torpedo from a German submarine in a story eerily anticipating
what happened to the Lusitania three years later. Mr Woolley seemed to have forgotten that the first world war actually started more than two years after the sinking of the Titanic and that, in any case, a German submarine would hardly be found off the Grand Banks. Well, you pay your money and you take your pick. Perhaps the most amazing fact about the Titanic is that the discovery of the wreck in 1985 has only multiplied the conspiracy theories rather than diminished them. Next year, 2012, will be the centenary anniversary of the Titanic disaster. Expect to hear that the doomed liner was attacked by aliens or overwhelmed by a tsunami or is about to be brought to the surface (in bits). You ain’t heard nothing yet.
1-15 December 2015
This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope
by Professor Blunt
by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com
Single? Here Are 5 Simple Tips To Help You Find Your True Love (Finally!) Great examples of classes you can take are cooking classes or classes that teach photography – both areas of interest that attract lots of passionate people. Don’t despair if you don’t meet that special someone, as you have just made yourself a more interesting person and learned some new skills.
Some people are of the opinion that there is one person and one person only who can be their soul mate; the yin to their yang, and the one they are destined to spend the rest of their lives with. But with our busy workaholic lifestyles, who has the time to seek out this special someone? And when we do meet a special person, is he our soul mate and the one we are to have and to hold by our side for eternity, or until death do we part? Following are a few ideas you can use to make this challenging task somewhat easier… 1. Learn Patience You never know when that magical moment is going to happen. It could be tomorrow, or 10 years from now. You could be lucky and get to grow old with your soul mate from a young age, with all the trappings of life such as marriage, houses, cars and kids. It could also be that this isn’t meant for you, and you have something to learn first before you can settle down with your soul mate. Just remember that when you do finally meet your soul mate, something will light up inside you and you will ‘just know’. 2. Keep an Open Mind and Heart You may have only one soul mate but that doesn’t mean you can’t love others as you make your way through life. Take love and happiness from wherever you can find it. Your Mr Right may look nothing like what you imagined, and you may finally meet them in a place entirely unexpected. The only real way to find out is to go on as many dates as possible, with as many different partners as you can. 3. Learn New Things and Discover New Hobbies Classes and activities are an excellent way to make new friends; it may even be possible that your soul mate is attending that very same class. So join up with classes that explore activities you have an interest in, and attract like-minded people you can interact with.
4. Internet Dating Might be Fun Not a day goes by without hundreds of people igniting the spark of love through meeting on the Internet. This is a worldwide phenomenon and it could be that your soul mate does not even reside in the same country as you.
Aquarius (Jan23-Feb22) Aquarians make everyone jealous because they have a ridiculously high sex drive. They are forever on the lookout for sexual pickups whether it be in the supermarket, the library or even at a funeral. They have a secret desire to go naked in public which is why a good number have been deported from Thailand in recent years. Research shows that many pop stars and other undesirables were born in early February. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22) Everywhere you go laughter and comedy follow you. This would be fantastic if you were trying to be funny, but alas that’s not true. You are a complete social disaster, believing for example that The Big Dipper is a constellation next to The Milky Way. For this reason Pisceans should avoid quizzes and competitions at all costs. For you, working out why the chicken crossed the road is postgraduate material. Aries (Mar23-Apr22) Hitler was an Aries man which says it all. Your problem is that you think violence is the answer to every problem. Many Aries born men are club bouncers or debt collectors who become too big for their boots. Hitler in his youth was a house painter but this was simply to give him an excuse to start arguments with the people living there. Thinking of you as a ram is laughable as impotency awaits you in every encounter. Taurus (Apr23-May22) If you feel your life is going nowhere that’s because it is true. To start with, your personal habits are disgusting, smoking when taking a shower and not washing properly under your arms and between your legs. You are also pig ignorant which doesn’t help. When filling in a form asking you for your sex you are supposed to give your gender and not write “Yes Please”. Gemini (May 23-June22) You are a schizophrenic but don’t realize it. You imagine you are Socrates and Plato combined but a more likely duo is Laurel and Hardy who slept together even though they didn’t fancy each other. Geminis speak very loudly which is unnecessary as they are usually talking to themselves. They also imagine they are ambidextrous which means they can pick their nose with both hands at once. Ugh! Cancer (June23-July22) Cancerians are forced to be loners because they are never invited to parties. They are always trying to help other people without knowing how to assist. SWAT teams show up at their house because someone has reported a hostage situation. More Cancerians than any other star sign are thrown out of the Samaritans for giving bum advice to the suicidal, for example where to buy handcuffs and plastic bags.
You can start by localizing your search to potential partners in your area but just make sure you are open to all possibilities, as many lifelong relationships have been started despite the loving couple being separated by miles of ocean. 5. Put yourself Out There You won’t meet anybody if you stay indoors by yourself all the time. If the search for your soul mate is going to have any chance of success then you need to start socializing.
This task is much easier if you have hobbies such as hiking, bowling, or cycling. Venues on the Internet such as Meetup make it a breeze to find groups in your area that allow like-minded individuals to safely get together and make new friends, or maybe even meet that special someone. If you don’t get out much and a friend throws an invite your way, be sure to accept it. Shift your schedule around if you have to, as you never know where such things may lead. It would be a shame to miss out if something special was meant to happen and you weren’t there. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com.
by Madam Zyra
Leo (July 23-Aug22) You like to grab attention any way you can. Many people who set fire to themselves at demonstrations are Leos as are those who steal knickers from clothes lines in the middle of the night. You like to kiss mirrors a lot. People like you are forever searching for affection but you never find it because the population at large regards you as a jerk. Some Leos claim to be gay but this is only to draw attention to themselves. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) You are obsessed with cleanliness and even examine your toothbrush with a magnifying glass. You are also dangerous. Virgos commit most of the world’s drive-by shootings and, when challenged, say it’s because the owner never cleaned his car. You also like opening and closing the fridge door continually for hours on end, just to try and fool the light into switching itself on and off wrongly. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) Libras eat a great deal but have no insight into the culinary arts. They think that fusion cuisine is two sausages stuck together and an Indian take-away is a Red Cross parcel. They also believe that fast food is running down the road with fish and chips after failing to pay the bill. Librans are so hopeless at general knowledge that they don’t even know the difference between milk coffee and coffee with milk. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22) You think the whole world is against you yet fail to understand why you have never been abducted by aliens. You see conspiracies everywhere and think the Titanic was sunk by a stray torpedo. It has been shown conclusively that most Scorpios are very hairy and this is particularly true of the women. You cheat at cards but it doesn’t do you any good as you don’t know what trumps can actually do. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) Sagittarians have a great love of adventure come what may. Several booked a passage on the Lusitania after the Germans threatened to sink it. Others rushed to British railway stations when the IRA bombing campaign was at its height in the 1970s. Their lack of fear explains why Sagittarians often accept jobs such as fairground freaks. Most of the applicants for the recent vacancy of hangman in India were born in December. Capricorn (Dec 23-Jan22) Capricorns are ambitious, self-glorifying and as dull as hell. This explains why most politicians are Capricorns and why global warming is unlikely to be challenged early enough. They love to talk into their mobile phones whilst everyone is watching, even though they don’t have anyone to call. Most of the people arrested for grand larceny and counterfeiting are born in early January. Jack the Ripper was a Capricorn.
1-15 December 2015
Local Sports Rothwell rules the roost! RACE REPORT
Stuvik soldiers on in the desert
Round 8 of the GP3 Series took place in the famous Bahrain circuit, this time however, the GP3 event would be hosted in conjunction with the World Endurance Championship instead of Formula 1 to 'fill in' for a German Grand Prix that never happened. Sandy Stuvik races for Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand, and the Sports Authority of Thailand.
Qualifying: Sandy – 23rd 1:48.815 Esteban Ocon – 1st 1:46.684 The GP3 qualifying session got underway in the sweltering heat at midday, this would be a test of man, machine, and the Pirelli tyre as the drivers try to find the fastest way around the Sakhir circuit without compromising the life of the tyre too much. “Qualifying was very difficult and with all the different tyre compounds on the track this weekend made it even more difficult to know where the grip is, and how much of it there actually is. Nevertheless the session was one to forget as there was a miscommunication in the team that led to us teammates impeding one another.”
Race 1: Sandy – 13th Kirchhofer – 1st
The first race of the weekend for the GP3 Series took place at 1:20 pm, once again meaning the drivers would face a challenge that has been unseen throughout the season: heat. This would also take a toll on the Pirelli tyres, making it interesting to see who would conquer the abrasive Sakhir circuit, and finish the race with enough tyres to fight for points. “There was a lot of tyre degradation in this race because of the heat and the abrasiveness of this circuit, and from the second lap of the race I was saving my tyres a lot but still keeping up with the pack. Towards the end it was easy to see those that did not save their tyres and I could overtake. Unfortunately we couldn't get into the top 10 after a long hard race.”
Race 2: Sandy – DNF Ghiotto – 1st The second race of the weekend took place in the morning at 9. However, it would be a very short race for Sandy. “On the first lap of the race coming into the last corner I am slipstreaming my teammate Seb Morris. He blocks once and I remain behind and just before the corner I am on the inside when he blocks again and our tyres make contact. That is what you don't see in the TV coverage, at that point my car is heavily damaged and I have no control of it. Then I continue skidding with no brakes or any control of the car and unfortunately hit Matheo Tuscher, before going head on into the barrier at very high speed. It's no doubt this was my hardest impact but apart from a few bruises I am ok.” After the race, the stewards deemed that it was the fault of Seb Morris for making multiple moves to block and causing a dangerous accident.
by Steve Ellison
a reasonable level which is supposed to be the case. You may notice some familiar names up on the podium, and on top with a 38-point round was Alan Rothwell who is making his stamp on most leader boards these days. You will also find Ian Brimble back in town for a few weeks and chances are this Texas-based Englishman will find the podium many more times. Not easy to do shooting off just a 5 handicap! Nice going guys!
It looks like a two- to three-month job so we will keep you posted as to the progress. The improvements they have done here at KBSC are all maturing very nicely now. The bunkers are perfect (I should know) and the rest of the course was immaculate. The only thing I disagree with is the par-5 with that huge tree and creek in front of the green. They are letting that beautiful fairway grow into rough right in the middle of the fairway. I just don’t get it. What would Kato-San say? First day scores saw Ian Brimble jump into the lead with 36 points on the card. Kenny and Alan were right behind him Thursday – Kabinburi and it was to be the low handicappers S.C. - Stableford – who ruled the roost here on this trip. Yellow Tees Second day was musical chairs on the 1st – Ian Brimble podium as Kenny and Ian dropped a slot John Hutt and lads back at TGC après-golf (5) 36 points and Alan had a great 38 to take the win. today as word is getting around that the 2nd – Kenny Aihara (3) 35 points Ian must have been distracted seeing all course is back in great condition once 3rd – Alan Rothwell (7) 34 points those wild birds on the course he wanted again. There was a lot of golf this week to shoot…with his new Nikon of course. at TGC and after four days out of five Friday – Kabinburi S.C. – Stableford – Sorry boys, if your handicap was more walking the courses, Capt Phil’s puppies Yellow Tees than 7, you were not in the game this must be barking. 1st – Alan Rothwell (7) 38 points time! With a win at Khao Kheow and A bunch of good scores found a gaggle 2nd – Ian Brimble (5) 32 points now here at Kabinburi, it was a wonderful of golfers at the 35-point mark. Kenny 3rd – Kenny Aihara (3) 30 points week for Rothwell! Aihara stood alone on the second position Thanks to Oi who spot with his handicap equaling 36-point took good care of us scorecard. Man of the match for today at KBSC while Nahm was the highest handicapper on the leader was out of town. We board, John Hutt, showed the best score will be back soon! of the day at 37 points. Nice shooting sir! Thanks to all who joined us this week Khao Kheow – Stableford – White Tees and hope to see you 1st – Alan Rothwell (7) 38 points again! 2nd – Michael Whelan (18) 37 points The Golf Club T-3rd – Ian Brimble (5) 32 points is “The Home of T-3rd – Adrian Wilcox (8) 32 points Golf in Pattaya” and A quick trip up highway 7 saw the located on Soi LK convoy exit in plenty of time so as not to Metro. We broadcast The par three 11th at Kabinburi Sports Club miss the turning for Khao Kheow. The all English Premier way they have left things is a bit of a mess, Another great road trip was ahead of League, UFC, NFL, MLB and AFL and poorly marked turns leave us a very us as the Kabinburi Sports Club was our games live. Our kitchen is open from 7 dangerous departure to the course. Let’s November destination. The Tawaravadee am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak hope they are not finished and make some is our new hotel up there and this time Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and changes before they fire up those new toll it took about two hours and 20 minutes Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see booths. due to some major resurfacing on the our website www.golfclubpattaya.com, The course was spectacular, that’s 331 just after the turn to Pattana. This is and for more information mail us at about all that needs to be said. It looks actually good news because that stretch of email@example.com and see updates like we will be playing here regularly road was getting ridiculously bumpy and at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya. over the high season if the price stays at a top speed of 60 kph was required there. All handicaps welcome! Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees 1st – John Hutt (22) 37 points 2nd – Kenny Aihara (3) 36 points T-3rd – David Rose (3) 35 points T-3rd – Alan Rothwell (7) 35 points T-3rd – Peter LeNoury (11) 35 points T-3rd – Gary Emmett (17) 35 points We had a big turnout for Green Valley
Maurice Pummels Pattavia by Derek Brook
This Friday the Tropical Golfers headed out to Pattavia CC. With no chance of rain in the forecast it was a good day to enjoy well-watered fairways without getting watered ourselves. The drive to Pattavia is one of the longer ones, but the trip was surprisingly smooth. Some new shortcuts helped. Pattavia is one of those courses that got it right. Overall in excellent condition with well-maintained fairways and greens, and at 1,050 baht to walk is great value. Other courses that want to charge significantly more for less would do well to visit here. Putting the greens are among the most difficult in the area, fast and highly sloped. A real test of skill. Speaking of skill, a few golfers really showed theirs this day. When the counting was done, PSC Golf Chairman Maurice Roberts (h'cap
14) bested the field with room to spare with 39 points. Maurice did so well this day he brought his business manager along. Next in line frequent winner John Davis (14) did well with 36 points, edging
out Ted Morris (15) on countback, and poor Brian Gabe (18) was left in the dust. Near pins: Landis Brooks (2), Ted Morris (2) Long putt: Maurice Roberts
1-15 December 2015
Local Sports PSC Golf from the Phantom Golf Society by Peter Blackburn Rees & Gabe triumph in the jungle! We had golfers join us from Colin’s Golf Bar for the competition on this day making for very healthy total of 29 golfers ready to tackle the Jungle Course at Wangjuntr. We left our bars at 8:30 am and it was a trip of 90 minutes mainly due to the extensive roadworks on 331 and after the check-in and long drive to the first tee our first group got away 30 minutes later than our scheduled 10:30 am time. It was very hot so we loaded up with water and
I must say that this being my first time at this particular layout I was “blown away” by the spectacular views on many of the holes. As for the degree of difficulty it was very hard for first-timers with lots of “blind” shots, and many of the greens were massive compared to what we are used to; regardless of the low scoring most enjoyed the experience. We had two flights with A flight for handicaps 0 to 14 and B flight for players with handicaps of 15 and over; there were four places in each flight. We also had nearest-thepins on all four par 3s and longest first putts on three holes with Colin Davis chipping in to help with the prizes. A flight was won by Roger Rees with 34 points and Christian “Psycho” Boysen finished second with 32 points. With two golfers on 30 points, a countback was
required to determine third and fourth spots and that resulted in Thomas Nyborg (16-point back nine) taking third spot from Chris Martin (12-point back nine) in fourth place. Brian Gabe took out the B flight with 34 points and Barry Elphick was second with 31 points. Another countback was required with two players on 29 points and that saw Torben Lindgaard (15-point back nine) end up in third place with John Knight (13-point back nine) finishing fourth. Results A Flight – 0 to 14 1st – Roger Rees (13) – 34 points 2nd – Christian Boysen (10) – 32 points 3rd – Thomas Nyborg (11) – 30 points 4th – Chris Martin (13) – 30 points B Flight – 15 & over 1st – Brian Gabe (18) – 34 points 2nd – Barry Elphick (24) – 31 points 3rd – Torben Lindgaard (29) – 29 points 4th – John Knight (15) – 29 points
this trip by scoring 39 points and won the day on countback from two others. In second spot was Svend Hommel (18-point back nine and 13 points on the last six holes) with Aussie Terry Dreier (18-point back nine and 12 points on the last six holes) finishing third and Richard “Banjo” Bannister took fourth place with 38 points.
NTPs 3rd – Bill McGarvie 5th – Barry Elphick 12th – Roger Rees 17th – Roger Rees
Results 1st – Bill McGarvie (8) – 39 points 2nd – Svend Hommel (13) – 39 points 3rd – Terry Dreier (10) – 39 points 4th – Richard Bannister (13) – 38 points
LFPs 9th – Jim Oakley 15th – Thomas Nyborg 18th – Torben Lindgaard
NTPs 3rd – Bill McGarvie 16th – Christian Boysen
Bill McGarvie signs off with another win! There were four groups signed up for this particular game at Silky Oak and your writer had to sit this one out due to a leg injury, so the report will be brief. Teeing off a little earlier than scheduled, the course was reported to be in fine condition and the weather was excellent. Looking at the scores it seemed that most enjoyed the round which was finished in a little over four hours. Having been with us for four weeks and playing some great golf, Bill McGarvie (20-point back nine) celebrated his last game
Returnees clean up! by San Mig Stu
Twenty-one was the enthusiastic number in the field for today’s game, we were heading for the great course of Pattavia. It is a 45-plus-minute journey but one has to say well worth the trip. I was thinking as we were heading up the highway there would be literally hundreds of thousands of people that would love to swap places with us! Welcomes were handed out to returnees Don Richardson, Colm Mullen, Geoff Bracegirdle and Dennis Steele. A special welcome was given to our regular “Ricey” who has been absent due to fighting the dengue fever virus. One sad farewell to Bill “Shooter” McGarvie heading back to the states. Travel safe, Bill, we hope
to see you again real soon! The staff and management at Treasure Hill wish you bon voyage. The weather was hot, however, a light breeze prevailed which kept playing conditions quite pleasant. Rifkin was hot under the collar when heard yelling out of a bunker, “Move your left foot”; boy some people are dumb! The course was in great nick and all commented on how well it was presented…there were however murmurs of discontent with the difficulty of the greens but the general consensus was that we should learn to be better putters! We all should be aware of the greens on this wonderful course. Max Bracegirdle, after five holes, was starting to think
Graham Rice & Sal Brizzi
LFPs 18th – Satita Cheoychao 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
that he should have bought a bucket and spade instead of his clubs. There was additional who ha back at camp when one of the happy hackers complained that he was hard done by when he teed off outside the white marker areas and was forced to hit another ball off the tee. Freddy Cuypers reckoned his caddy should have told him of his error, but when the caddy indicated that one of Freddy’s playing group had given the caddie the universal finger to the lip, Freddy lost it as he reckoned he had a good score going at that point of his game. (Note: It always pays to ensure that you tee off behind and within the tee markers.) Geri Crilly gave Stu Rifkin a rules reminder that when your ball clears a water hazard (yellow stakes) and then rolls back into the water, the player cannot drop his ball where it landed before rolling backward into the hazard. Instead he must replay his last shot or take a drop in a line with where his ball first crossed the hazard back to the tee…Thanks, Geri! Many of the returnees to The Growling Swan were winners today with Dennis Steele taking out first place, regular star golfer Sal Brizzi one shot behind came second and many countbacks for third, fourth and fifth were needed to sort out the remainder resulting in Sandy Leiper taking third, Graham “Ricey” Rice fourth and our gentleman golfer Ebrahim rounding off the fifth
podium spot. Results 1st – Dennis Steele (13) 37 points 2nd – Sal Brizzi (5) 36 points 3rd – Sandy Leiper (31) 32 points 4th – Graham Rice (13) 32 points 5th – Ebrahim (17) 31 points NTPs 4th – JJ Harney 7th – Geri Crilly 13th – Roy Dayton 17th – Sal Brizzi Long First Putt 9th – Don Richardson 18th – Geoff Bracegirdle Deefa, our resident hound, collected donations again for the needy youngsters of Pattaya and contributors are thanked once again. He is becoming quite good at this. For some serious golf with a dash of fun, The Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 150 3086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs The GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Contact Paul Rennison on 084 345 4005 if you wish to partake. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht, so great value for a day out.
1-15 December 2015
You & Your Pets Ready for a problem-free pet? Hasbro has the answer On the heels of Japan’s having created a robotic toy cat made of acrylic fiber, Hasbro, Inc. has come up with a line of perfect pets for seniors. Launched last month, Companion Pets is Hasbro's first foray into products designed specifically for older adults. The first animatronic pet introduced by Hasbro is a cuddly cat that features soft fur, soothing purrs, and pleasant meows. What’s more, the kitten not only looks and feels real, it also responds to being petted, held and hugged. Stroke your furry companion on the head and she will move it towards your hand, demanding more attention (is that realistic, or what?). Rub her back for a while and she will roll over and wait for you to give her a belly rub. Treat her with affection and she will reward you with the gentle hum and vibrations of her purrs. For many seniors, the best attributes of the Pet Cat are what it doesn’t do: It doesn’t make a mess, it doesn’t shed, doesn’t eat, doesn’t need toys or a litter box or anything other than batteries.
Cats for You in Pattaya Cats for You is a great and much needed service in our area, but Paul and Sandra point out that adopting a cat or kitten is a longterm commitment with costs such as feeding and veterinary fees. Many adopters find it’s a good idea to adopt two animals so that they can enjoy each others’ company as well as yours. Contact Paul and Sandra on 0852875004 or look at their useful website http://cats4youinpattaya.webs.com/
Becks and Benny
The first animal in the Joy For All line, the $99 Companion Pet Cat, available in your choice of three colors, is packed with motion and light sensors to realistically respond to being petted, held, and hugged. And at the end of the day—or anytime you ignore her for a few minutes—your new best friend closes her eyes and goes to sleep, thus helping to extend her interior battery life. The global company conducted extensive consumer research with older adults and caregivers to ensure the appeal of the new line of adult pets, said Ted Fischer, Hasbro vice president of business development. Companionship was important to the happiness of seniors, he added. "Many live alone, miss
having a pet, or are no longer able to care for a pet. While it's not a replacement for a pet, the JOY FOR ALL™ Companion Pet Cat is a life-like alternative that can provide the joy and companionship of owning a real pet, without the often cumbersome responsibilities." For additional information, or to purchase the Companion Pet Cat, go to JoyForAll.com. It’s available in three different fur colors: silver, creamy white, and orange tabby. Other Companion animals will be available soon.
Live in a condo or an apartment?
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.
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.
Here 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.
Then don’t adopt a Beagle or a Collie. Those two are the nosiest breeds. If you want to be considerate of your neighbors, opt for the Akbash Dog or the Basenji; they are the quietest.
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.
Limp linked to lungs Pet owners sometimes take their dogs to see the vet for a limp and leave with a diagnosis of lung cancer. What’s the connection? Cancer in the chest can activate the leg bones to grow new tissue which causes swelling and pain in the dog’s legs; it’s called hypertrophic osteopathy. Once the cancer is successfully treated, the problematic condition in the animal’s legs will vanish. A more typical symptom of lung cancer in dogs is a cough, although about 25 percent of dogs have no symptoms until cancer is detected on a chest X-ray.
Going to the Dogs... The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. ~Ambrose Bierce
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 Cats do NOT always land on their feet. So let’s bust that myth immediately. In fact, just last month a cat jumped from a balcony in Pattaya and landed back first on an electrical transformer. Cats are champs at landing feet first over short distances, thanks to a highly flexible backbone. But they do sometimes land on their heads, sides and backs. And beyond one or two stories, their feet cannot "break" the fall. Their heads and bodies collide with the ground, causing severe injuries. (Death in the most recent case.) Cats with access to a balcony or an elevated, open window may also focus so intently on a bird, that they lose their balance and fall -- called high-rise syndrome. Be aware and take care of your little friend.
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1. What was the name of Hitler’s plan to invade Britain? 2. What was the name of Hitler’s plan to invade Russia? 3. In which decade did Stalin die? 4. In which decade did Sir Winston Churchill die? 5. Who was Mussolini’s favorite mistress who died with him?
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