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THAI WIDOWS LOSE PENSIONS

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he latest round of UK financial cuts include the loss of all bereavement and pension rights for Thai widows of British nationals who have died after April 5, 2016. Until last month, foreign widows - who number hundreds of thousands worldwide - could claim an ongoing state pension loosely based on their deceased husband’s National Insurance contributions or a one-off lump sum of up to 2,000 pounds payable in certain circumstances. Under the revised rules, a widow will be able to claim the British state pension only if she has her own record of National Insurance contributions of paid employment in the UK. In other words, she can no longer rely on her late husband’s work record but must have her own National Insurance record with payments of not less than seven years to produce even a part pension. The full pension in UK is currently around 145 pounds per week. Other bereavement benefits have also disappeared for foreign wives without a British employment record. Malcolm Mclean, a pensions consultant, explained, “The introduction of the new single-tier state pension with effect from April 6, 2016 have brought about a change in the former arrangements which allowed a person in a marriage or

civil partnership to claim the state pension based on the employment record of their spouse.” He added that, since last month, only contributions made into the new system by the individual herself (or himself ) can count towards building up an entitlement. The government’s attack on foreigners receiving a British state pension whilst living abroad could even affect people who have lived in Britain for many years. The changes that will stop pensioners in Bangkok or Belize from getting a weekly cheque from Whitehall will have exactly the same effect on their counterparts living in Birmingham or Blackpool: widows or widowers can no longer rely on their former’s spouse’s National Insurance contributions. Strictly speaking, this is not a nationality issue. As regards Thai widows of British husbands, there are believed to be about 2,000 living in Thailand. Those already in receipt of UK state benefits or those whose husband died before the cut-off date last month still fall under the old regulations. But pension consultants say that Thai women now contemplating marriage to a British national should bear in mind that they can inherit none of their husband’s state pension rights. However, many British men with foreign wives

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ner in a marriage had never even set foot in UK and yet was drawing thousands of pounds a year in benefits. The move is also being seen as a drift towards penalizing expats in financial terms across the board. For example, it is increasingly difficult for them to have access to the National Health Service even if they paid contributions for all of their working lives. The Chancellor of the Exchequer is still examining a proposal to cancel the personal tax allowance of all British expats, although many commentators believe that particular issue is probably too complex to permit a single sword stroke. But the lesson for Thai wives remains the same. In strictly financial terms, it would have been better if your British husband had died before the beginning of the 2016 tax year. May he rest in peace!


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News Ordination cash stolen

The mother of a monk due to be ordained reported to police that 50,000 baht had been stolen whilst the family slept in the temple at Wat Boonkanchanaram. Bang-orn Boonlap, 55, said that she had arrived at the temple with her husband and sister for the ceremony and had fallen asleep after attending a dinner party in a nearby school. In the middle of the night, she awoke after hearing a noise and saw a male running away with the cash. Police said they were investigating the incident but added there was no CCTV footage of the crime.

Taxi driver assaulted by Indian

A Pattaya baht-bus driver was injured after his passengers refused to pay and thumped him. Somchai told police that he picked up a group of six Indians in South Pattaya who then told him to pull over at the Dolphin roundabout. The group then began to complain that the driver had taken a

Cigarette almost creates doom Finnish tourist Jerry Soderholm, 30, fell from the third floor of his hotel on Pattaya’s Walking Street and was taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment. Friends said he was drunk and wanted to smoke a cigarette. They said he must not do so in the room so he opened the glass door and walked onto what he thought was a spacious terrace. In fact, it was very narrow ledge and he accidentally toppled over onto the concrete below.

wrong turn and began to walk away. Somchai complained that he needed to be paid but one of the group assaulted him in an attack requiring medical attention. Police announced later that they had taken six suspects to the police station for questioning.

Security guard handcuffed

Jewelry snatchers in town Police rushed in force to the beach area in North Pattaya after hearing that a man was covered in blood and needing medical attention. The injured man, Songkran Moonsarn, 48 and a security guard, is believed to have had an intimate relationship with a woman who was very disappointed by the small amount of cash she received as a reward. She had summoned several male friends who bound the victim with his own handcuffs and beat him savagely. After two more jewelry thefts, Pattaya Police are again warning tourists not to wear expensive jewelry in public. A Korean businessman and his girlfriend looking around for a restaurant on Soi Potisan were accosted by a motorbike rider who snatched a gold necklace and fled. In the second incident, a restaurant owner from China and his tour guide were walking in North Pattaya and were robbed of a gold item worth 250,000 baht. Investigators believe that both thefts were the work of the same thief.

Man hit and run by truck

Brit jumps from condo UK-born Lee Bullock, 39, was declared dead after leaping from the 26th floor of a condominium in central Pattaya. The precise circumstances are still unclear but a security guard saw him holding a bottle of beer as he took a lift to the flat. It is possible that the victim opened the glass door of the room and did not realize that it was easy to fall from the balcony.

A truck collided with a motorbike in Nongplalai fatally injuring the motorbike driver. Police and Sawangboriboon Foundation Pattaya and Banglamung Hospital personnel rushed to the scene where they attempted to revive 27-yer-old Seksan Rakkhwamsuk. The Chonburi man later died. Witnesses said that Seksan’s motorcycle crashed into and slid under the truck along the u-turn tunnel. The truck driver fled on foot and is being sought by police.


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News Holiday Inn Pattaya celebrates the Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya Partners success of IHG Academy Program with Ocean Marina Yacht Club to Offer The program provides opportunities for local people to develop skills and employability Upscale Sailing to Guests

Holiday Inn Pattaya celebrates the success of IHG Academy programs with over 10 IHG Academy participants in Thailand giving the students the opportunity to develop skills to work in the hospitality industry. IHG Academy had launched in China in 2006, the collaboration in the hospitality industry, between IHG properties, local education providers, and community organizations that gives participants realworld experience working in the hospitality industry and allows IHG the opportunity

to develop talented people to work in its hotels. The program has continued to grow year-on-year and now spans almost 60 countries worldwide. Since 2013, Holiday Inn Pattaya has worked with 13 IHG Academy participants the opportunity to develop their skills needed to work in the hospitality industry. Kate Gerits, area general manager, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok and general manager, Holiday Inn Pattaya, said “This is a great opportunity for both our hotel and participants. Our program gives participants

the invaluable experience of working in a hotel and we get a chance to improve capabilities, create job opportunities and build a sustainable community where the hotel is located.” Treethip Panyasarakhun, director of Human Resources said, “Not only the knowledge that we have given to the participants but also the life experience and job opportunity in hospitality section that they cannot find in the university and we are delighted to be one of the hotels that help local people build their hospitality skills and improve their employability.”

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya has partnered with the Ocean Marina Yacht Club to offer guests upscale sailing experiences. Whether for couples, wedding party’s or groups of friends, a full range of fully-manned yachts are now available to whisk guests around the bay off Na Jomtien coast or venture to pristine neighbouring islands. “This is the new Pattaya,” said Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya General Manager Hayden Edgtton. “These are upmarket experiences for guests that are unique to the destination and offer a chance to get on the water in style. “Moreover, it is an opportunity to create memories, special moments of exuberance, laughter and romance that will stay with guests for years to come.” Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is blessed with a location right next to Ocean Marina Yacht Club so access for guests is quick and convenient. Yachts include the

25-person capacity, 53ft sailing catamaran Siamese Twin for 50,000 baht ++ per day including captain and crew, fuel, state of the art equipment such as VHF radio, GPS rudder, SATNAV, living quarters and four bedrooms. All boats come with full life insurance policies per passenger. Other boats include the 20-person capacity, 43ft sailing catamaran Sonic for 40,000 baht ++ per day) or the intimate six-person capacity,

26ft sailing catamaran Siamese Cat. Hourly and half day rates are also available. Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya offers accommodation rates starting at 3,999 baht ++ per night for a Deluxe Sea View room. Since opening in February this year, the 260-room resort, the first five-star beachfront property in Na Jomtien, has set new standards in upscale hospitality not only for Na Jomtien but for Pattaya as a whole.


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News Fund drive to help earthquake victims Pattaya futsal

cup competition

Following a serious earthquake in southern Japan, which led to 40 deaths and 40,000 people being evacuated, the Father Ray Foundation in Pattaya joined other sponsors to raise money for the victims. The projects to encourage giving include donation boxes, selling clothes, musical shows and funds directly from local businesses.

Local councilor Ittiwat Wattanasathorn announced that the 9th Pattaya futsal competition would be held from May 19 to 29 at Pattaya School Number Eleven. Twelve teams would enter the contest and Ittiwat said that Pattaya was now an important centre for international sports competitions.

Elephant Village gets new management team

Seeking to improve tourist services and improve care for elephants, Pattaya Village in Nongprue appointed a new management team. The new team was introduced at a press conference where plans for the coming high season also were announced.

P&G sponsors play area

P ro c t o r & G a m b l e T h a i l a n d , makers of Pantene, Head & Shoulders and Rejoice, collaborated with YWCA Bangkok in building a play area in Baan Nork School Banglamung. The opening of “Aorpim Milintasut” was

attended by representatives from P&G Thailand as well as celebrities Rut Suparut, Dew Arunpong, Not Akhanat Ariyaritvikul, SasaAr tta Ramnarong and Alice Toy. The company’s corporate social

Traditional Thai house Kuwaitis men stabbed, one fatally destroyed in fire

A raging fire completely destroyed the 10-year-old Baan Phaya Maai Thai traditional house on Soi Mabsong-Nongyai 10. Police responded along with the Nongprue Municipality Disaster Relief Huay Yai, 10 water trucks and the Sawangboriboon Foundation Pattaya. The 600- square-meter wood house, a 100-million baht tourist attraction, caught fire due to an electrical short circuit. Firefighters battled the flames for an hour.

Two Kuwaitis stabbed in the Titanic Beer Bar on Soi Marin South Pattaya were taken to Pattaya Memorial Hospital, where one of the victims later died. On arrival at the scene of the crime, police found two suspects who had been detained by a witness to the assault. The assailants were identified as fellow Kuwaitis Adel Owaed and Mohammad Shuwaired, both of whom were unwilling to discuss the incident. They were arrested and taken to the police station. The victims were later identified as Sami Joha, who sustained stab wounds on his arm and leg, and Ahmad Eha, who sustained wounds around his body, head and face. The latter victim later succumbed to his injuries.

responsibility arm, P&G Thailand Foundation for Society, also awarded scholarships to less fortunate children with high grades. Deserving students will be chosen by the Y WCA in Pattaya.

Thai man shots himself

A Thai man who was badly injured when he shot himself was rushed to Pattaya Hospital by relatives. Witnesses said 24-year-old Jatuporn Jomsanga, visiting here from Ayutthaya with relatives, shot himself near his right eyebrow. He was found on the floor of the Jomtien resort where he was staying with his girlfriend. The girlfriend said Jatuporn had had an argument with his parents, went out, and returned with his 32 caliber gun.


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News Beach cleanup underway Ageing Gracefully How are Pattaya’s expats coping with advancing years? Here are some thoughts on the matter. - I didn’t go to the gym today. That makes five years in a row. - I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds. People get out of the way quickly now. - You know that tingly feeling when you really like somebody? That’s common sense deserting you. - I decided to change calling the bathroom The John and renamed it The Jim. I feel so much better saying I went to the Jim this morning. - I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop irritating me. - Old age really is coming at a bad time! - When I was a child I thought Nap Time was a punishment. Now it feels like a small vacation.

Air Asia collaborated and Pattaya City Hall launched a green project to collect trash at the diving site in Koh Sark as part of an ongoing campaign to help improve environmental health. Other recent projects

have included cleaning the Kanching Rainforest and a beach adjacent to Rayong. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplume congratulated Air Asia on its various initiatives which, he said, benefited the local economy and the country’s image.

Ban Noen Thang Rotfai and partner Hilton Pattaya win Eco Community Challenge

- The biggest lie I tell myself is that I don’t need to write it down to remember it. - My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance of idiots that needs working on. - If God had wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them higher up. - I’m going to retire and live off my savings. Not sure what I’ll do in the second week. - I’ve lost my mind and I’m pretty sure my wife took it. - Even duct tape can’t fix stupid, but it can muffle the sound. - Why do I have to “press one for English” when you’ll just speak to someone you can’t understand anyway? - Of course, I talk to myself. I need expert advice. - I have joined a support group for procrastinators, but we haven’t fixed up a meeting yet.

Ban Noen Thang Rotfai and its partner Hilton Pattaya took first prize in the Eco Community Challenge. The community-based initiative was launched by eight Hilton Worldwide hotels in Thailand and WWFThailand, with assistance from the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion. Second prize went to the Suvarnabhumi Mosque Community, and third to Khlongtoey Nai 1 Community. Other communities participating included Ban Saiyuan— which got honorable mention, Soi Ruam Rudee, Fah Si Khram, and Banpangka. The project seeks to provide communities with information on waste management and segregation using the 3R principles: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Activities included selling recyclable items, recycling

for child charities, fertilizer production from degradable waste, use of bio-extract in farming, and elimination of plastic bags. Since its launch in late 2014, the initiative had reduced 16 tons of solid waste, saving an equivalent of 6,380 liters of fuel consumption. A visit to the winning community, Ban Noen Thang Rotfai, demonstrated waste segregation for selling of recyclable items, bio-fertilizer production from degradable waste, and its own low-cost hydroponics undertaking. Pattaya City also supports the community by providing waste bins and industrializing fertilizer production. Residents may participate in such environmental efforts by learning proper procedures for segregating waste. Go to www.wastechallenge.com.


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News TAT and Thai Air Asia launch Paint the Sky with Amazing Thailand design contest The Tourism Authority o f T h a i l a n d ( TAT ) i s partnering with Thai Air Asia in launching the “Paint the Sky with Amazing Thailand” design contest, following the success of last year’s cobranding partnership in which the airline wrapped its newest Airbus A320 aircraft with the logo of the 2015 Discover Thainess campaign and decorated its interior with images of the “12 Hidden Gems” destinations. Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, executive director of the Advertising and public relations Department of TAT said, “Last year’s co-branding partnership between TAT and Thai Air Asia proved highly popular with visitors while adding a unique colour to Thai Air Asia’s fleet. Under this year’s Paint the Sky with Amazing Thailand design contest, we look forward to seeing great designs that will help inspire more travellers from around the world to want to visit Thailand to discover the many amazing travel stories here by themselves.” The “Paint the Sky with Amazing Thailand” design contest is open for designers, artists and members of the public. They are invited to submit their entries under two categories: Amazing Thailand – Amazing Culture, to promote

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya in co-operation with the Tourist Police, Sawangboriboon Foundation Pattaya and the Office of Insurance Commission Chonburi met to discuss how to keep residents and tourist’s safe in Pattaya. They also agreed to support rescue volunteers in providing medical supplies and equipment to help ease rescue operations.

Thai culture, hospitality and lifestyles, and Amazing Thailand – Amazing Destination, to promote Thailand’s tourist attractions, be they cultural, natural, architectural or concerned with Thai festivals and leisure. Any region of Thailand can be represented, giving artists a great deal of freedom when coming up with creative designs. Banyat Hansakul, director of Engineering for Thai AirAsia said, “As one of the world’s largest low-cost carriers, Thai Air Asia is responsible for bringing tourists into Thailand

and showing them its wonders, so we are proud to work with TAT again and further promote the kingdom via the livery of our aircraft.” The winning designs in both “Paint the Sky with Amazing Thailand” concepts will be painted onto two of Thai Air Asia’s Airbus 320-200 aircraft, which operate on both domestic and international routes. The first aircraft with the winning design will be launched in August 2016, and the second one about a month later, and will be available for at least 11 months.

Man on motorbike killed A 25-year-old motorbike driver, Kritakarn La-ongdee, was killed when he attempted to cut off a baht bus on Sukhumvit Road. The Surin man’s motorbike was found about 20 meters from the scene of the collision, and the white baht bus was abandoned some 50-meters away. Police identified the taxi driver as 50-year-old Chaleuy Famkhlongkhom. The baht bus was confiscated and an arrest warrant issued.

Group focuses on safety

Mazda follows up sizzling April sales performance with “Amazing Drive” campaign Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd. is celebrating continued sales growth, with April sales of 3,400 units posing a 13-per cent increase compared to the corresponding period last year. Mazda is also revving up marketing offensive with activities to be held at all showrooms nationwide to attract customers for the Amazing Drive event, which will allow them to experience Mazda’s “Jinba-ittai” (rider and horse as one) philosophy first-hand. Customers will also learn advanced driving skills and enjoy the fun-to-drive character of all award-winning Mazda vehicles being offered. While premium souvenirs will be made available for everyone taking part, customers who place orders for any Mazda model will also get an in-car video camera as a special gift. The promotion lasts for just 9 days, from now until May 22. The test drive event will help customers find the model that best suits their driving style, and customers will also get to learn additional driving skills through the Mazda Amazing Drive event that they can apply to daily driving.

Hidesuke Takesue, president of Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd., said that the purpose of the event is to allow Mazda customers to raise their driving skills and be able to deal with emergency s i t u a t i o n s o n t h e ro a d , which will help lower road accidents in the long-term. “The accident rate during the festivals in Thailand is very high, but if the customer is able to learn just a little from this event, they may have the capability to avoid accidents and save lives. In addition, customers who are interested in new Mazda models can also take the opportunity to drive them and experience the superior performance and package coming from

the SKYACTIV technology, KO D O D e s i g n , M Z D Connect and i-ACTIVSENSE all-round safety system,” he said. The Mazda Amazing Drive campaign will be held from May 14 to 22 at all Mazda showrooms around the country. Participants will receive a premium neck pillow worth 400 baht while customers who place a 10,000 baht deposit on any Mazda model for purchase within May 31 will receive an in-car video camera worth 5,499 baht, on top of the usual sales promotions offered by Mazda such as low down payment, low interest, free insurance and Mazda Care free maintenance.


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News Media bowling event held

Snap Judgment The Zero Sum Game

The Pattaya Press Bowling Competition 2016 was held at the SF Strike Bowl at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. The annual event seeks to improve cooperation between the local media and the government and private sectors in Pattaya. The teams competed for the Dr Santasak Charoon Ngaampichate award named for the former Minister of Health.

Central Group Annual Scholarship 2016 Central Group led by the executive management team recently held the annual scholarship presentation ceremony of the Central Group staff members’ children at Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Seen in the photo from left: Charaspak Karnplumchit, head of corporate HR people capabilities development of Central Group; Somkamol Vejjajiva, assistant vice president office of policy management for corporate relations & CSR of Central Group; Rattana Chirathivat Norrapanlop, executive management of Central Group; Vanida Chirathivat, executive management of Central Group; Mookda Chirathivat Uahwatanasakul, executive management of Central Group;

Supatra Chirathivat, executive vice president office and policy management for corporate relations and CSR of Central Group and

Dr. Chartchai Norasethaporn, chief human resources officer corporate human capital management of Central Group.

Thrilling matches at the Fitz Club 7thTennis Tournament

Fitz Club –Racquets, Health & Fitness, the luxury sports centre in the Eastern Seaboard run by the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, once again held an exciting tennis tournament for the 7th year in a row, gathering over 30 players. Supported by Tohkaiya Company Limited, Kingfisher408 trading Limited, Sunrise Dairy Limited, TPI Public Company Limited, Kiattikhun Dairy Company Limited and Sports Engineering and Recreation Asia Company Limited, both national and international tennis players assembled for competing in two

types of matches: the Singles Open and Singles 45+. As the round robin system was adopted, competitors had the chance to play several matches against friendly opponents filling the weekend with fun and excitement. After the three memorable days, the winners from each category, Daniel Rajsky from the Singles Open and Jiri Cermakfrom the Singles 45+, were each presented with trophies and prizes including 5,000 baht cash and BBQ buffet dinner vouchers for two. “I would like to extend my congratulations to all winners and

runner-ups as well as thank all participants, supporters and sponsors for this tournament. I look forward to seeing you all again at FITZ Club’s 8th tennis tournament later on the year,” Vitanart Vathanakul, executive director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group said. “We always look forward in organizing the Tennis Tournaments because all the players in Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard make new friends and create a lively tennis community. At Royal Cliff we continually promote activities that benefit both health and wellness.”

The Thai government is again cracking the whip and claiming to want to “do something” about cheap, prepaid tour groups coming to Thailand because of the many problems associated with zero sum vacations. Major General Sansern Kaewkamnerd, the Thai government spokesman, said recently that the Cabinet had received many complaints about abuses and was taking a serious approach to addressing them. “We will advise of reasonable tour package prices from countries such as China and South Korea so that their governments can check. If the tour package fees are lower than the identified prices, then the travel should be banned.” So what exactly is the problem? The tour service firms that operate zero-dollar packages subsequently pressurize their customers into buying expensive products and services at locations which know exactly what is going on. Such companies have about 300 partners in Thailand and most of them are actually proxy setups designed to channel profits back to the originating country. About 350 billion baht changes hands annually amongst operators involved in the unreasonably cheap prepaid tour services which have also spawned illegal tour guides, monopolized vehicle rental services and other abuses. Most of the zero sum tour groups now originate from China and first-time visitors are often wooed by the free airfare and low-cost accommodation. But once the often-gullible tourists set foot in the Kingdom, the scams begin. They are herded into expensive jewelry shops, expensive restaurants and entertainment venues chosen by the tour organizers. Often unable to speak Thai, the members find they are virtual prisoners and sometimes robbed blind. The profits to be made are substantial. On some estimates, 90 percent of Chinese tourists to Thailand come on these “discounted” holidays and the rewards to the organizers may be as high as US$800 million or more. The numbers of Chinese tourists to Thailand has risen dramatically from about half a million in 2004 to four million a year at the present time. Surveys in Chinese cities suggest there is no shortage of volunteers: up to 50 percent of urban Chinese say they want to see Thailand. In response, the Thai authorities have tried a number of approaches to reduce the abuse problems. Centres have been opened with Mandarin-speaking staff and translators have been brought into police stations to help sort out issues such as Jet Ski scams and street crimes. There have been several memoranda of understanding in which tourist officials from Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore have met with Chinese officials with promises to punish operators who conduct zero sum tours or other illegal activities. However, discernible progress has been minimal to say the least. Representatives of the 4,000 Thai guides across the country say that measures so far have failed because of weak enforcement. “The government has been trying to end this issue for a long time with different strategies, but the same old problems keep coming along owing to the government’s poor implementation,” said Juropol Ruangket of the Association of Professional Guides. A subsidiary problem has been that not enough Thai guides speak Mandarin which has resulted in the illegal employment of native speakers from the Chinese mainland. These workers seldom have the necessary work permits but there is often a conspiracy of silence. Pattaya in recent years has been practically awash with zero sum vacationers from China. Many complaints have indeed surfaced such as tourists complaining about high prices when shopping for souvenirs, objecting to being herded into sex shows whether they wanted to go or not (sometimes including babes in arms) and getting involved in arguments at store checkouts. Several Chinese nationals have lost their lives in fires and maritime accidents, sometimes caused because they could not understand warning notices in the Thai language about dangerous swimming or overcrowded boats. On at least two occasions, the Chinese embassy in Bangkok has complained about the lack of local assistance given to Chinese nationals with serious problems. Now it seems that the current Prime Minister General Prayut, has got involved, according to Major General Sansern. He said, “Information has been gathered about the zero dollar firms and, initially, the number of tourist arrivals may drop, but the focus now is on quality and not quantity,” cautiously adding, “If the problem is not solved by this government, it will be difficult to do so later because most of the big Thai operators benefitting from the zero sum game are close to political groups.” That was indeed a very fair and frank assessment. What can be achieved within the next year or so, before the long-promised general election, remains to be seen.


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Our Community

Donation to Boonchoo Home

The management and staff of Siam Bayshore Pattaya recently donated supplies to the Boonchoo Home, a home which accommodates more than hundred children with disabilities. A fun-filled day was arranged which included delicious food and drinks as well as gifts prepared by the hotel for the children at Boonchoo Home Pattaya.

Big Cleaning Day at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Christophe Geoffroy (Standing, 1st row 8th right), general manager of Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel recently led the management and staff to clean hotel’s area, as part of cleaning campaign and hotel’s 10th Anniversary.

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

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

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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

Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Joins Planet 21 project Pullman Pattaya Hotel G has collaborated with Accor Hotels’ sustainable development programme, Planet 21, with a new long term initiative. Last month, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G began the annual Planet 21 programme under this year’s vision ‘My Impact on the Community’ with the new continuing project concerning the cleanliness of the Wongamart Beach area. With the cooperation of Wongamart businesses and residents, sessions of beach cleaning for the month were divided into two teams, setting off from The Beach Club

Bar. This activity summoned 35 Pullman Pattaya Hotel G employees and Wongamart Beach volunteers, each of whom at the end of the

cleaning enjoyed some cooling refreshments from The Beach Club Bar. Starting at 5:30 pm, every 21st of month, this beach cleaning activity

will be carried out under the supervision of Pullman Pattaya Hotel G as part of its sustainability contribution to the community.

Amari Phuket Grows Green at Patong Library Amari Phuket offered a hand to support the local community’s Earth Day activity. Led by PierreAndre Pelletier, vice president and area general manager, South Thailand Amari Phuket, volunteers arrived to plant a tree and decorate the garden at Patong Library. Waraporn Kamkeaw, librarian and a representative of Patong Library, gave a special speech, thanking the team for the garden’s beautiful new look, which is now ready to welcome visitors into its green atmosphere.


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RamaYana, Thailand’s biggest water park, now open

Guests can enjoy special promotional rates until October 31, 2016 RamaYana Water Park, a new family theme park and entertainment water park complex located within the scenic nature surrounding the big Buddha image of Khao Chi Chan and only 25 minutes from Central Pattaya, opened its gates to the public for the first time on May 5, 2016. RamaYana Water Park delivers a massively exhilarating day out to remember. With lakes, islands and green hills in and around the park, RamaYana offers so much more than its 21 exquisitely designed waterslides, many of which are unique. Visitors will find two dedicated kids’ zones, a recordbreaking double wave pool, the Lazy River with waves, caves and water features, and activity and relaxation pools throughout its vast expanses of parkland. The water park itself has something for every taste, especially when zipping down the collection of slides which range from gentle fun to ultimate thrills. RamaYana has been built to the strictest international standards of design and managed to the highest global quality standards too. It offers a full day experience, providing access to beautiful nature, clean air, and well-maintained pools and rivers to be explored and enjoyed over the site’s 100 rai of land.

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Top of the Gulf Regatta 2016 Merit-making for hotelier’s birthday

Popular marine lifestyle event of Asia – Top of the Gulf Regatta – was held for the 12th consecutive year from April 30 to May 4, 2016 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya, with 271 boats and more than 700 sailors from 30 countries. The 2016 Top of the Gulf Regatta presented by Ocean Marina will go down in the history books as one of the best yet and most definitely the biggest. A fleet of 271 boats ranging from Optimists to dinghies, windsurfs, keelboats and multihulls is the largest gathering of watercraft anywhere outside an Olympics in Asia, in recent times. And the quality was there too. From the largest TP52s to the Rio-bound Laser sailors and windsurfers, there was quality and sailing talent in abundance throughout the fleet. The icing on the cake was the first-ever three-peat in the Platu Coronation Cup by Scott Duncanson – three victories in a row, bringing his total tally to six over the Cup's history. Quite a feat in anyone's eyes. The keelboat and multihulls sailors, race management, sponsors, media and VIPs came together to celebrate a successful Top of the Gulf Regatta at the closing party and gala dinner hosted by Ocean Marina Yacht Club.

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Cape Dara Resort Pattaya’s President, Surat “Mike” Mekavarakul, celebrated his birthday with a merit-making ceremony with family, supporters and employees. Nine monks from Chai-Mongkol Temple were invited for the merit-making ceremony held at the hotel’s Vela Grand Ballroom. A mini birthday party was also held where Mike’s supporters gave birthday presents and expressed well-wishes.

photo © Guy Nowell

Kingdom Property (far right) on their way to winning the Platu Coronation Cup Kevin Whitcraft's THA72 raced to a clear win in IRC 1

Hard Rock Hotel Dance 2016 South Africa Freedom Day On the 27th of April each, year South Africa celebrates the day in 1994 when the first democratic election was held. The election marked the liberation of the country from a long period of colonization and white minority rule. The event was celebrated in fine style at the Conrad Hilton in Bangkok by many visiting and local dignitaries, celebrities, well wishers and of course the South African Ambassador to Thailand Robina Patricia Marks. South African wine and culinary treats were on offer, entertainment was provided by amongst others, The South African State Choir and Qadisi and Maqhinga. A very good time was had by all.

Hard Rock Pattaya together with Boss Studio held the Dance’16 at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya May 7. For the fifth year running, the challenge was on for boys and girls of any age and nationality to compete either solo or in team. More than 250 dancers competed neck and neck; the results are as follows: Poppin’1 on 1 Winner: “Moon” received THB 3,000 cash and trophy Runner up: “Maidai Ma Lenlen Tae Ma Choeychoey” received THB 1,500 cash Freestyle Dance 2 on 2 Winner: “Gang Bang” received THB 6,000 cash and trophy Runner up: “Smack and Wack” received THB 3,000 cash B-Boy 5 on 5 Winner: “Labue Labue” received THB 15,000 cash and trophy 1st Runner Up: “Cross Over” (team from Hong Kong) received THB 5,000 2nd Runner Up: “Sai Lor Fah” received THB 3,000 Team Performance 2-7 people per team Winner: “SACREW” received THB 20,000 cash and trophy 1st Runner Up: “Kaifong Crew” received THB 10,000 2nd Runner Up: “Urban Squad” received THB 5,000 On top of that, the winners of all categories will be appointed as Ambassadors of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, and spread the spirit of rock by having the opportunity to participate in all initiatives in the whole year, hosted by Hard Rock Hotel.


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events Siam@Siam hosts hotelier night Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya organized a hotelier night at its Car Bar to provide hoteliers an opportunity to meet their colleagues from other hotels and share first-hand insights in the hospitality field. General Manager Dmitry Chernyshev shared that Pattaya has been missing a networking opportunity for quite some time now and hoped that this event will be a first of many especially for the hotel industry. Management from local hotels and resorts and members of the travel trade enjoyed free beer and wine and music by Siam@Siam Pattaya’s resident DJs – Diva and Rocky.

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

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Amari Pattaya Presents Da Pullman Pattaya Hotel G welcomes Endorphine Live in Concert Cheongam College for hotel inspection The most exciting way to listen to music is to go to a live concert, with Thailand's most popular rock band, Da Endorphine. See Da Endorphine Live in Concert at the Aranda Ballroom, Amari Pattaya on Friday, June 17 from 8 pm to 12 midnight. Catch an earlybird ticket at only 1,000 baht net per person before May 31. Tickets are limited. Admission includes drinks. Book today to avoid missing out! For more information, please contact Amari Pattaya on 038 41 8418 or email fbreservation. pattaya@amari.com.

Pullman Pattaya Hotel G led by GM Sophon Vongchatchainont welcomed tourism and hotelier students from Choengam College for the hotel inspection. The group of 42 aspiring students was divided into 3 groups rotating on each spot of the inspection. The aim of this inspection was to showcase the actual facilities and services for their experience and case studies. After each group had a visit on accommodation, restaurant and bars and G Club fitness, the group gathered for a group photo with the management team from Pullman Pattaya Hotel G before heading to other tourist attractions in Pattaya city.

The British Chamber of Commerce holds Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya marks Earth Day 2016

Members of Dusit Thani Pattaya Green Committee reiterated their support to environmental initiatives towards the conservation of natural resources and preservation of planet Earth on the occasion of Earth Day on April 22. As an eco-friendly hotel, Dusit Thani Pattaya created the Green Committee that meets on a regular basis to discuss the resort’s environmental practices and ensure that the hotel’s standards are well maintained and policies fully implemented. The hotel has garnered numerous awards and accolades for its eco-friendly efforts from prestigious bodies and agencies, namely Thailand Tourism Awards, EarthCheck.org, ASEAN Green Standard Hotel, Green Leaf Foundation Thailand, among others. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (3rd right), area general manager, gave a warm welcome to Chris Thatcher (3rd left), vice chairman of British Chamber of Commerce Thailand and all sponsors during their evening event Joint Chamber Eastern Seaboard Networking at the rooftop of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.

Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Open House for astronomy observers

Royal Cliff management welcomes the Ambassador of Switzerland

Antonello Pass, general manager (3rd from left) together with Prem Calais, resident manager of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel (right) recently gave a warm welcome to H.E. Ivo Sieber, ambassador of Switzerland (3rd from right) and the delegates of the Embassy of Switzerland in Thailand at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel. The resort organized a fabulous welcome Cocktail Party on May 4.

Surat Mekavarakul, president of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya, welcomed Master Aree Sawasdee, president of Thai Astronomical Society, astronomers and astronomy' observers in observing the 'Phenomenon Mercury orbits the sun' at spa deck of Luminous Spa in Cape Dara Resort Pattaya. The 'Phenomenon Mercury orbits the sun' will be visible in Thailand again in 13 years. After the viewing, the astronomers and observers had dinner together, shared their knowledge and experience at Radius restaurant.


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The Baddest and Biggest Four by Four by Far The 2016 Ford Wildtrak is back with more innovations and features. The flagship Wildtrak 4x4 is still powered by the 3.2 L turbo diesel with four wheel traction. Now, upgraded with a by John K. Lindgren stylish contemporary Editor-in-chief: interior and new carsanook.com advanced driver assist technologies from forward collision warning, lane keeping systems to sensors, radars and rear-view camera. Styling: This is no soft, run-of-themill pick-up. Wildtrak is aggressive, bold and exudes attitude something the “made in Japan” Thai assembled pick-up trucks have failed to deliver for many years. The new Ranger’s updated exterior comes with a bold trapezoidal grille, imposing projector headlamps with dark, liquid metallic gray color accents on the side mirrors, door handles, side air vents, roof rails and tail lamps for a sporty appearance. Ford's 4x4 Wildtrak rides on sturdy 18 inch wheels and boasts in-your-face exterior orange metallic paint job. Only a decade ago an “orange” commercial vehicle? No way! Well done FoMoCo. Interior: Capacious cabin with leather/fabric seats, soft-touch instrument panel creating a plush yet durable well-appointed space. Here a two-toned orange hue is used as a strong accent to add a sportiness and upscale interior feel. More like a four-door sedan with features like electrically adjustable driver’s seat and plenty of space in the back for two adults including armrest and cup holders. There's a comprehensive infotainment package with an 8 inch touch screen and Bluetooth Connection with SYNC. More bells & whistles: reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and hill descent control to aid descending steep slopes at a constant speed. The Front and Rear Park Assist uses sensors to detect obstacles. The audible warning sounds like a U-boat sonar. Engine: Power, plenty on tap from a 3.2-liter 5-cylinder, 20-valve turbo Diesel engine that pumps out 200 horsepower (highest in the 1-tonne pick-up segment) and 470Nm of torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission features a sequential manual shift mode. Suitable in offroad, slippery conditions when manual up & down shifting is needed. The drive: This vehicle is a high-rider with commanding cockpit view. In spite of the 2.2-tonne unladen weight, when on the move the multifunction steering

AN INTERCONTINENTAL PERSPECTIVE AWAITS WITH OUR WORLD OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE wheel feels sharp and responsive and the heavy duty suspension absorbs potholes and speed bumps adequately. When the tarmac ends and off-road engagement starts, you can shift onthe-fly from 4x2 low to 4x4 high with a knob on the center console. In case you need to cross shallow rivers and creeks, the Wildtrak wades through water up to 800 mm with 230 mm of ground clearance. Back in the day only Land Rovers and Land Cruisers could wade water this deep. Another cool feature, the exterior 12V socket on black bedliner. Driving on the expressways/ motorways Ford Wildtrak becomes a proper cruiser: 0-10 kph 10.6 seconds. This is premium SUV segment performance. The massive torque translates into a steady acceleration. Here you can engage the Adaptive

Cruise Control to maintain a safe distance when encountering slowermoving vehicles ahead. Safety: The Ford Ranger is the only pick-up to achieve full five-star Euro NCAP crash-safety rating. Wildtrak boasts driver and passenger airbags, traction control, stability control and anti-lock brakes as standard. Plus, Forward Collision Warning System, which uses front-facing radar to measure the distance between the vehicles. Too close, and the head-up display on the windscreen flashes a warning light. Just like the luxury Volvo V40 Cross Country at 2 million baht. There's also Lane Keeping System to prevent unintentional lane departures at high speeds. Verdict: Ford's tagline is “Go Further”. This is what FoMoCo has done. The Ranger 3.2 4x4 Wild Track is the most impressive pick-up truck on the market in the Kingdom. You'll see many of them on the roads. The 2.2 and 3.2 variants built at the Ford Auto Alliance plant in Rayong. The flagship Wildtrak 3.2L too pricy? Ford also offers a 2.2L Standard Cab XL. Price: 549,000 baht. The Double Cab High Rider 2.2L XLS models start at 789,000 baht.

Your perspective of Pattaya will never be the same again, with a stay at the new InterContinental Pattaya Resort. Calm elegance waits on you behind every door after a long day of shopping and exploration in the bustling streets of Pattaya, while the breathtaking sights of the city are always within reach from the comfort of your room. And if you’re looking to truly unwind, a tranquil in-room massage at the hands of our skilled therapists is never too far away. With our wealth of knowledge, you will always leave ready for any adventure beyond our doors.

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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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Hard Rock Hotel

Let the Good Times Roll in their Rocking Good Eateries Just in case you didn’t already know: the first Hard Rock Café opened its doors to the public on June 14, 1971 on Hyde Park Corner in London, England. It’s famous décor developed over the years reputedly starting with one of Eric Clapton’s guitar collection until today when it is considered the largest and most valuable rock ‘n roll memorabilia collection on the planet. The operation is now huge with hundreds of cafes and hotels spanning the globe including the Thai locations of Bangkok and Phuket and also here in Pattaya. Mick and I found ourselves in this nostalgic hall of fame recently and were blown away by the assembly of such eclecticism from the early days of rock and roll until today. Just stroll through the hotel foyer and gaze upon the collection of legendary guitars, gold albums and spectacular stage clothes worn by famous artistes to appreciate the Hard Rock ethos. The Café is a big friendly place staffed by young, zany servers who contribute to the air of fun and celebration. Once seated we looked around at the amazing collection of records and music paraphernalia that adorn the walls, including Elton John’s famous platform boots. American fare is the order of the day offering everything

Baked Snowfish

from smokehouse items through burgers, steaks, fajitas and sandwiches to scrumptious salads and sundaes. Don’t eat for a couple of weeks before coming to this café! The portions are Fred Flintstone sized. We were served the Jumbo Combo (B.599) to kick off the proceedings. The platter was stacked with onion rings, potato skins, tupelo chicken tenders, hickory smoked chicken wings and Sante Fe spring rolls accompanied by sour cream, barbeque and blue cheese sauces. A veritable feast of flavours and enough to feed a family of very hungry people. Burgers are legendary on this menu and are served basted with spicy chipotle pepper puree, hickory barbequed bacon and cheese, or patriotic red, white and blue style laced and grilled with spicy buffalo sauce and Cajun seasoning. They weigh in at 6 oz (B.479), or 8 oz at B.649. This was our choice and we enjoyed every beefy bite. Steak is always a popular option and here we spotted the New York strip (B.599) or for fish lovers, do not fret, an 8

oz. tranche of grilled Atlantic salmon would surely fit the bill. Desserts are wicked, indulgent, extravagant and delicious featuring their famous hot fudge brownie sundaes and the luxury Haagen Dazs ice cream. The Soul Lounge has an altogether different vibe. Dark leather chesterfield-style sofas are strategically placed around low coffee tables and easy chairs all set upon a wall-to-wall luxury carpet with the light from crystal chandeliers further enhancing this elegant ambiance. This is the zone to chill out, watch the latest games on the flat screens or at weekends unwind to the cool sounds from the talented jazz duo. Signature cocktails and mixes are essential imbibing with their house Spicy Soul 2.1 (Absolut Citron, Chambord, pomelo juice, sweet basil and lime) a must have. The menu includes inspired pasta and imaginative starters with the pizzas “craft your own” option providing the opportunity to devise your own bespoke pie (B.495 net).

The Starz Diner offers sensational indoor/outdoor seating and there is always an interesting vibe here as this is the hotel’s all day outlet (located on the ground floor) and it is here that their rock ‘n’ roll a la carte menu is served around the clock. Come here to experience the B. 930 all-you-can-eat buffet (Sun-Fri) or with free flow drinks at B.1,272) and to discover for yourselves why it has so many devotees. The buffet sets off with a superb selection of fresh, vibrant salad leaves, dressings and cold appetiser dishes nestling alongside freshly rolled sushi and glistening sashimi which segues into Asian and Western soups, pan fried sole, crispy calamari, a bubbling seafood gratinee bake, chicken green curry and much, much more. The fragrant bouquet of barbequed seafood wafting on the breeze drew

us out onto the terrace and the BBQ station. Soon we were tucking into these barbequed beauties and enjoying a glass or two of the free flow house wine. Hard Rock Café delivers in volumes. It is big on hospitality, ambiance, generosity of portions, fun and good vibrations. Come here to enjoy the quintessential spirit of rock ‘n roll, chill out and listen to the sounds from the in-house bands. . You’ll be assured of a rockin’ good time. All that’s left to say to everyone at HRC is “see you later, Alligator!” Hard Rock Hotel

is located on Pattaya Beach Road. Tel: (038) 426 635. Parking in the hotel area, accessed on Second Road. All credit cards accepted. Website: www.hardrockhotels.net


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F&B Promotions Bibimbap and Bulgogi

Keep Clams and Mussels on!

at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at The World restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

The word literally means "mixed rice". Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped sautéed and seasoned vegetables and chili pepper paste, soy sauce, or doenjang, a fermented soybean paste. A fried egg and sliced beef are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating. The Oasis Restaurant opens daily from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations, call us at 038 714 981.

‘Angels Kiss’in this summer at Drift Bar, Hilton Pattaya Drift lobby lounge and bar at Hilton Pattaya invites guests to cool down this summer with its latest signature drink ‘Angels Kiss’, a fresh blend of strawberry and lychee fruits for only at 180 baht nett. Enjoy the Angels Kiss in a comfortable and relaxed venue at Drift on level 16, Hilton Pattaya. Serve daily from 9 am to 12 midnight. For more information, call 038 253 000.

White Asparagus at Acqua Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Seasonal white asparagus is being served at Acqua this month. The traditional accompaniment of hollandaise sauce is available with the added pleasure of smoked salmon or Parma ham. Acqua Italian restaurant is located in the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 6 am to 11 pm. Call for reservations at 038 714 981.

If you are a seafood lover and enjoy eating clams and mussels, then you must visit The World restaurant, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. Treat yourself to a delicious buffet featuring a wide selection of seafood highlights. Start your dinner with Mussel Escabenche, Green mussel curry salad, Pasta & clams salad, Mussel Florentina, Stir fried black mussel with white wine, Yum Takrai Hoy Lai, Bake mussel with garlic & butter and more. This sumptuous buffet is available every Monday night at The World restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, serving from 6 pm to 10:30 pm, for just 1,890 baht ++ per person food including soft drinks or enjoy our free flow Sommelier at 2,190 baht ++ per person. For more information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or email at diningcgcw@chr.co.th

Love Fridays, Love Oysters at Horizon, Hilton Pattaya Liven up your Fridays with fresh air, outstanding views of the Pattaya Bay and chill to the sounds of our seductive lounge beats.To complete your night, enjoy our special promotion ‘Oysters & Bubbles’ served with seafood dressing, shallot vinegar and fried shallots, and two glasses of sparkling wine. There are two options on offer; a set of six Fines de Claire oysters with two glasses of sparkling wine for THB 1,350 and a set of a dozen of Fines de Claire oysters with two glasses of sparkling wine for THB 1,950. Join us every Friday from 7to 11 pm at Horizon rooftop restaurant & bar which is located on level 34 in Hilton Pattaya. For more information or reservations call 038 253 000 or email: bkkhp.pattaya.horizon@hilton.com

Forno Authentic Italian Pizza

Rambutan in season

at Benihana Pattaya

at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel

Liven up your Fridays with fresh air, outstanding views of Enjoy an amazing wood fired pizza topped with a taste of Italian at Forno, where the pizza lovers shouldn't miss! Forno will boast over 40 authentic pizzas: hot and scrumptious pizzas are ready to serve you. Come and enjoy a unique “al fresco” dining experience.

It’s Rambutan season so to celebrate Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel’s master mixologists and pastry chef have prepared some extra special Rambutan treats just for you. To truly enjoy the distinctive grape-like flavor of Rambutan our skilled mixologists have conjured up a pair of unique Rambutan-based Drinks of the Month for your delectation, the delightfully decadent Negrito Rambutan and copiously chill Rambutan Freezy, while our bakery team have been hard at work at the ovens creating a delectable Rambutan tart that is just so scrumptious! Drinks are available at all outlets priced at 250 baht ++ each and tarts are available at Nauti Café, Sunset Lounge and S.E.A. Restaurant priced at 85 baht ++ each throughout May and June 2016.

For more information and reservations contact 038 411 755.

An Outstanding Weekend Buffet with Great Value! at Hagi Japanese Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

For further information or reservation, contact 038 769 999 or info@hotelbaraquda.com

Welcome to Old World Cuisine at The World & Ginger Restaurants, Centara Grand at CentralWorld The World & Ginger restaurants, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld invites you to go back in time to enjoy our delicious dinner buffet with a special theme of The Old World. Our talented chefs will prepare dishes from various European countries in a contemporary layout, lined with many choices to keep your appetite satisfied. The buffet is available every Monday night from 6 to 10:30 pm. for just 1,555++ baht per person including soft drinks or enjoy our Sommelier at 1,855++ baht per person. You can see and taste the way the modern world meets traditional cuisine at The World & Ginger restaurants, Centara Grand at CentralWorld.

Hagi Japanese Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, invites Japanese food-lovers to come and enjoy an extensive array of more than 100 mouth-watering Japanese a la carte buffet dishes including sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki and many more adventurous choices, prepared by expert Japanese chef Iwata, including salmon rolls, prawn tempura, deep-fried squid; bacon and mushroom salad; tuna mixed with spicy sauce; Japanese seaweed salad; grilled New Zealand halibut fillet with teriyaki sauce and many other delicious options. The sumptuous buffet is available every weekend and public holiday throughout the year, this ultimate Japanese feast is being offered at only 880 baht ++ per person.

For more information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or email at diningcgcw@chr.co.th

For reservations contact F&B reservation coordinator tel: 02 541 1234 ext. 4151 /email: fb_office@chr.co.th

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

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

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


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Amari Pattaya Hosts a French Wine Experience

It was clinking, toasting, sipping, slurping and supping at Amari Pattaya recently when over 50 oenophiles gathered to meet and mingle with like minded souls who enjoy a glass of good wine complemented by the creative cuisine of Executive Chef Shaun Venter and his trusty brigade. These special wine tasting events are held on the last Friday of the month and feature a specific internationally recognised winery. The venue is the leafy Garden Lounge where comfy seating is provided, an excellent duo entertains and the tables are laden with specially prepared canapés, finger food and dishes to complement the chosen labels. French wines had been chosen for this event to showcase the wines from the legendary Borie Manoux. With more than ten Bordeaux

chateaux under their umbrella the wine chosen for our “French Experience” were from Chateau du Pin and Chateau La Jouissiere. The first pour of the evening was a sparkling Veuve Chantal Brut. Fresh, light and fruity it accompanied the cold items such as the grilled asparagus with truffle oil and Hollandaise and the smoked salmon tartare with cucumber and sour cream perfectly. We followed this with a glass of Chateau du Pin Blanc, a Bordeaux blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle resulting in a pale golden glass with grassy aromas and a slight touch of citrus. With this we particularly enjoyed the mushroom and Brie vol au vent, and the caramelised onion quiche and the deconstructed Salad Nicoise. The Beef Bourguignon with crispy egg noodles and the Coq au Vin on this station we were saving

to enjoy with a glass of the Chateau du Pin Bordeau. A big full tasting red from the Medoc region, it made ideal friends with the richness of both the wine intense dishes and of course the selection of imported cheeses and fresh baked breads. Yet to be tasted was the Aussie beef meatloaf with French toast and cherry tomato sauce which Mick finished with another glass of that tasty red Bordeau. The assorted pastries, mixed macaroons and croqiembouche (caramel choux pastry balls) brought down the curtain on another extremely successful wine tasting. Please check out their web site for the next wine centric event at the end of May. Before we go we’d like to mention the newly devised menu at Mantra. Chef Shaun has devised exquisite dozen or so pages of

his new pan-gastro menu which is quite extraordinary. Let me run through just some of the many highlights. The Chinese menu produces remarkable duck and pork dishes from the wood-fired oven, such as Hong Kong BBQ duck roll with Hoisin sauce and from the wok comes its celebrated beef tenderloin slices with onion rings and Cantonese sauce. For Japanese lovers the whole gamut is represented from sushi through tempura to miso glazed sea bass. The Thai Contemporary section offers traditional cuisine tempered with a touch of fusion. For example, Spanish mussels, shrimps and squid with U.S. sea scallops and seaweed noodles or Australian beef massaman with pumpkin and peanuts. Italian favourites are well represented with a quartet of various pastas, porcini mushroom risotto with pan seared foie gras, black truffle and rocket or the ritzy pizzas with the frutti de mare featuring U.S. sea scallops, prawns, Spanish mussels and Boston lobster. From the Mediterranean kitchen fresh shucked Fin de Claire oysters are served with lemon and condiments or baked Thermidore fashion with Hollandaise, English mustard and roasted red peppers. Main courses offer slow braised Australian beef short rib in red wine, prunes and blue cheese gnocchi or the Mantra signature burger

consisting of 100% pure Australian Wagyu beef with cheese, onions, semi-dried tomato, iceberg lettuce, fried egg, smoked bacon, pickles and steakhouse fries. Which brings us to the sub-continent and Indian cuisine. Here the tandoor oven yields tandoori lamb rack and king prawns while the curries and dhals offer a myriad of gourmet dishes: Goan prawn curry with tamarind, coconut milk and curry leaves or New Zealand lamb leg slow cooked with pickled vegetables in tomato gravy, the list goes on. Desserts are decadent and delicious. The choices are huge and the designated zone chefs experienced and proficient. The Sunday brunch is a wonderful gourmet affair (B.1,490+). The gastronomic choices and attention to detail totally deserves its celebrated reputation. The walk-in wine cellar offers the opportunity to select from an inspiring stock of hundreds of labels from across the globe. Mantra is open daily from 6.00 pm till l.00 am. (The bar opens at 5.00 pm). Tel: (038) 429 591 or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com. Sunday brunch from 11.00 am – 3.00 pm. Reservations recommended. Dress code applies. All credit cards accepted. On site parking available. Don’t forget to check out the up coming wine tasting at the end of May.

Hotel Promotions Get more out of your meetings and events at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Receive summer perks for free when booking meetings and events at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. Choose any four from the extensive list of benefits and privileges that include Free cocktail party, Free team building, Free internet, Free upgrade to the next meeting package category, One (1) complimentary room per 20 paid rooms and much more to select from. Reserve your meetings now until July 31 for stays during May 1 to September 30. For more information visit www.marriottmeetingperks.com

Truly Vintage Wedding Open House 2016 at M23, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Our professional catering of Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld will be staging “Truly Vintage Wedding Open House 2016”on May 28 to 29 from 10 am to 7 pm at M23, 23rd floor of the hotel as a onestop service to create a perfect wedding. Centara's wedding specialists will offer guidance and ideas on wedding decoration, flower arrangements, photographers, invitation cards, gifts and souvenirs, and will provide information on wedding packages and tailor-made weddings. All couples who reserve their wedding packages during this event will be entered into a lucky draw prizes include a luxurious stay at five-star Centara Hotels & Resorts like; 2-night stay at Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives 2-night stay at Centra Taum Seminyak Bali 2-night stay at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui Dining voucher at UNO MAS restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld. For more information contact Supaporn Klinchan, catering sales manager 02 100 1234 ext. 6746 or supapornkl@chr.co.th


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Weight loss dos and don’ts If you’re starting a new diet and are committed to sticking to it, don’t eliminate all your favorite foods, don’t starve yourself, and don’t limit your diet to tasteless, cardboard-like selections. In essence, do not make drastic changes in your diet that are unsustainable and will set you up for failure. Here are some science-backed tips that can help you cut calories and make smarter food choices. First of all, you can clean your plate and still lose weight. A 2014 study at Cornell University found that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever is put on their plate. If you’re like the vast majority of adults, if you serve it, you’ll eat it. Simple solution: Measure out proper portion sizes and don’t go back for seconds. That way you won’t have to worry if you’ve cleaned your plate. To keep portion sizes under control, eat off a smaller plate, such as a dessert or salad plate. Use a regular dinner spoon instead of a larger tablespoon when serving yourself. Second, be smarter about fruit. Many fruits are high in natural sugars and carbohydrates, but that doesn’t mean you need to banish them from your diet. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, increasing the amount of fruit you eat doesn’t automatically lead to weight gain. Fruits are also packed with fiber, vitamins and other nutrients your body needs. Fruits with high water content are best, and you can eat more of them. For 100 calories

you could have one medium-size banana or a mediumsize apple. Or you could enjoy 1½ cups of grapes, 2 cups of strawberries or 2 cups of watermelon and still hit the 100-calorie mark. Third, ditch white foods, including sugar. Whether your staple food of choice is rice, bread, pasta or potatoes-if it’s white it ain’t right. Opt for brown rice, dark, whole grain bread and pasta, and yams or sweet potatoes. And eliminate white sugar altogether. The white varieties of such foods lack sufficient fiber, minerals and other healthful nutrients. And here’s another reason to say no to white bread: A study of 9,200 adults found that those who ate only two slices of white bread per day were 40 percent more likely to have weight problems. Try ditching the white stuff altogether for just 10 days, and then see if you really miss it. You might even lose some weight! Finally, give it a whipping. Foods that are whipped or puffed up with air can make you feel satisfied without overdoing the calories. Popcorn, for example, with no melted butter or margarine, is light and airy so you end up eating about a third fewer calories than you would with more calorie-dense snacks, like potato chips. Whip air into eggs for fluffier omelets. For maximum volume, mix them in a blender.

Bananas are actually berries -but blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries aren’t?

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent. A glass of water before a meal helps digestion and curbs appetite.


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escapades Spa Promotions Relaxed from Head to Toe at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya Pamper yourself with any 90-minute all body treatment at eforea spa throughout this May. Receive signature journey enhancements which there are three options to choose from: head & face, shoulder neck and scalp, feet. The body treatment price starts from 2,900 baht nett. Be fresh by visiting eforea spa on level 17 at Hilton Pattaya.

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Mango Tango! Dessert for your skin at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya Throughout this summer, Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya is providing a delicious aromatic scrubfor all health loversthat helps their skin recover from all theexposure to the sun and outdoor activities that leave the skin dull and hungry for moisture. This delicious aromatic scrub can pamper your skin with a treatment inspired by the popular Thai summertime dessert, mango and sticky rice. It will deeply nourish the skin with vitamins and minerals, while revealing smoother skin all over the body and leaving a delightful scent. Guests can enjoy the Mango Sticky Rice Body Scrub Package, which includes a body massage of their choice, topped with a mango sticky rice dessert after the treatment. Indulge yourself this summer at Breeze Spa, withAmariPattaya’s scrumptious duet of Mango and Sticky Rice Body Scrub treatment, a delicious treat for the skin. Come visit us and try this promotion from now until May 31, at 2,400 baht per person. For more information, call Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya on 038-418-418 or visit www.breeze-spa.com and https://www.facebook.com/BreezeSpas.

Rejuvenation and tranquility Asian healing style at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central World Experience the elements of complete rejuvenation and tranquility through personalized attention and detailed consultations. Your body undergoes a lot of pressure and should be revitalized often to increase your overall wellbeing at Spa Cenvaree, we are dedicated to restoring your natural balance by alleviating your stress with a complete range of massage therapies. Being with Balinese massage, which traces its roots in Bali, Indonesia is a type of natural therapy which uses a variety of techniques including skin rolling, kneading and stroking, and pressure-point stimulation. Acupressure, gentle stretches, aromatherapy massage and reflexology are also used stimulate the low of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, and bring a sense of wellbeing, calm and deep relaxation to address various types of problems both emotionally and physically with a specific technique. Stress that accumulates each day both physical and mental can cause a weakness in the nerves and can impair circulation of the vital fluids to the brain and thus cause tension and headaches. The skull might feel tight and heavy and the brain is unable to function properly. The best, easiest and most natural way to relieve these symptoms is by Indian Head Massage. Vitality increases as the circulatory and respiratory systems open up to provide fresh oxygen and vital energies plus many other benefits. The 135-minute treatment is available during the month of May and June priced at THB 2,800++ / person and priced THB 4,900++ / couple (subject to government tax and service charge) For more information or reservation, please contact Spa Cenvaree at 02 100 1234 Ext. 6511 or 6516 or Email: spacgcw@chr.co.th

Aquaplay for kids Johannes Pattermann, marketing and sales director of RamaYana Water Park, said, “RamaYana has been developed to the highest international standards using only premium quality equipment. Every guest touchpoint has been designed and engineered to deliver an exceptional and unique experience. The natural water available throughout the park, for example, is crystal clear drinking water from the park’s own wells. It is our intention that RamaYana will be recognised as both the largest and leading waterpark in Thailand, and additionally as a new world-class visitor attraction; that of course means offering something for everyone. RamaYana connects guests with thrills and excitement, but equally important is the close-to-nature feel of the entire site, and the calming, natural, happy oasis it provides to all guests.” Built on the site of a long forgotten city, guests can explore the remains of ancient buildings, walls, sculptures and mystical caves. A visit to the floating market, feeding real elephants or a walk along the riverbank let visitors explore a true sense of exotic and relaxing Thailand, with a constantly evolving program of entertainment that will appeal to families as well as adult visitors. Guests can enjoy dining in a restaurant with cuisine from around the world, retreating in a private cabana and being pampered with a massage by professional masseuses. In total, there are over 50 independent attractions to keep guests busy all day, all housed in an exciting – and most importantly, very safe – environment. October 31, 2016, all visitors can enjoy the park’s special RamaYana was created on the guiding principle of safe, exciting fun for all ages at a reasonable price. Until opening promotion for a full day of unlimited use: adults 990 baht, children (90-122cm) 790 baht and kids below 90cm get FREE entrance. Various family tickets and annual Cabana passes for unlimited use are also offered. RamaYana is set to become a must-visit attraction for international visitors to Thailand, whilst offering Thai families and expats from across Thailand an epic, thrilling adventure, with some clean, green, relaxing respite on offer too.

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Ramayana Water Park 9 Moo 7, Najomtien Sattahip, Chonburi Operates daily from 10 am to 6 pm Tel: 033 005 929 Email: info@rwpark.com www.RamaYanaWaterPark.com

at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok This summer, the award-wining Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, invites you to give your skin a real pampering and get it ready for these extremely hot months, when soothing and cooling becomes a must. To start, we will apply an antioxidant glutinous rice and sweet mango body exfoliating scrub for 30 minutes. Black and white glutinous rices contain many antioxidant properties, and when mixed with fresh virgin mango pulp, you will feel the smoothing effects immediately. Then you will be able to lie back and inhale the heavenly scent of lavender as you are pampered with a 60-minute all-over rejuvenating rice-bran oil body massage designed to stretch tight muscles, release tension and leave you glowing. This sensual summer special is available now until July 31 and is priced at just 2,350 baht ++ per person. For more information or reservation, contact Spa Cenvaree at tel. 02 541 1234 ext 4292 and 4567 email: spacenvareecglb@chr.co.th

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music / new release

I Still Do – Eric Clapton

I Still Do is the 23rd solo studio album by the English rock musician Eric Clapton. The album will be released on May 20, 2016 through Clapton's own independent Bushbranch Records/ Surfdog Records label. The album features a combination of new material written by Clapton as well as cover versions of classic songs, contemporary tunes and influences the British recording artist interpreted in his own style. For the album, Clapton reunited with record producer Glyn Johns and had the album's artwork painted by Sir Peter Blake who also previously worked with Clapton. The album follows up to Clapton's global hit album The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale released in summer of 2014, his compilation album Forever Man released in spring of 2015 and his also commercially successful concert film and live album Slowhand at 70 – Live at the Royal Albert Hall released in late 2015.

Book Review by John K. Lindgren

Britain’s decline and fall

Nobody is quite sure when the British empire collapsed. At its peak, one in four of the world’s population technically owed allegiance to the British Crown. Oddly, the empire builders lost nearby Ireland as early as the 1920s whilst the far-flung parts

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

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Release Date May 19, 2016 Lead Actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence Director Bryan Singer Writers Simon Kinberg , Bryan Singer Genre Action | Adventure | Fantasy

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With the emergence of the world's first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home.

survived until after the second world war. A huge blow was in 1947 when Indian and Pakistani independence was granted. 1956 was another death-dealing moment when the UK and France invaded Suez, only to withdraw soon afterwards. The death agony itself took place in Hong Kong in 1997 when the province was handed over to China as the last governor Chris Patten shed a tear. Piers Brandon (Decline and Fall of the British Empire 17811997, Cape) starts his masterly dialogue in 1781 with the defeat of the British at Yorktown which led to the independence of the American colonies. At about the same time, Edward Gibbon published his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire which explained that particular collapse with reference to the “bishops and the barbarians”. Author Brandon believes that the publication of Gibbon’s work set the notional scene in the 19th and 20th centuries for the many challenges to British rule overseas which inevitably led to collapse. Brandon’s book emphasizes that the British empire, even at its height, was always a ramshackle affair which was run from the Colonial Office with its rickety chairs and gin-swilling officials who often let its governors overseas do as they please. Running an empire meant a lot of bloodshed. Hundreds of British women and children during the Indian mutiny of 1857 were forced to lap blood from the slaughterhouse floor at Cawnpore before being strangled to death by slow hanging. In the Zulu war of 1879 British soldiers were literally shredded by enemy swords, whilst the British in turn founded concentration camps in the Boer war which led to 160,000 white civilians being incarcerated in atrocious conditions. During the first world war, hundreds of thousands of Canadians, Indians and Australians lived in trenches which rapidly turned into cemeteries. Brendan shows that the chaos of war made it virtually impossible to keep the British empire together. Even when British politicians offered self-government as a way of preventing utter collapse, the will for complete independence never faltered. In

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many African countries, massacres were commonplace and in Rhodesia a savage conflict erupted between white racists and the black majority which ended only in 1965. In Malaya in the 1950s, the British declared a state of emergency and conducted a campaign against Chinese communist terrorists. But to no avail: Britain lost. It’s not all serious stuff. Brandon delights us with thumb-nail sketches of Britain’s oddball imperialists. The notorious Richard Burton liked to boast he had indulged in every crime and vice under the sun, whilst general Orde Wingate used to give interviews whilst combing his naked body hair with a toothbrush. Jomo Kenyatta drank Nubian gin to excess and had so many sexual adventures that he was suspended from church membership. Even Mahatma Gandhi provides a few tidbits: a compound of oriental mystic and crank interspersed with humility asnd the ability to be an advocate. “I wonder if the Romans ever went back to visit Britain?” asked Mr Nehru when he received a visit from prime minister Macmillan in India in 1958. At all events, the Romans like the British revisited their empire through the medium of history-writing. Piers Brandon has produced a remarkable testament to how fascinating such excursions can be. Given the ramshackle nature of the British empire, the real wonder is just how Britain managed to acquire an empire in the first place. Perhaps there was a lot of good luck and the fact that British sailors tended to discover the ends of the earth before anyone else could arrive there. It has been said that Britain lost an empire and has not managed to find another role, a phenomenon known as postcolonial blues. Young men can no longer join the army to see the world and imperialists are out of favour in an age of equal rights for all. When you wander round south Pattaya and see all those British flags hanging outside certain restaurants and bars, bear in mind that their owners are post-colonial pioneers. The British can no longer conquer countries, but there’s nothing to stop them opening a business and hoisting the flag out of the second-storey premises.

LONELY PLANET ULTIMATE TRAVELIST COLOURING BOOK 9781760344207 This colouring book has sights that will humble you, amaze you and surprise you. And in these pages, these places are yours to re-imagine however you desire. Let your creativity guide you. Be playful; be inventive. Allow your mind to wander. Allow it to empty itself entirely. Above all else, be inspired by the extraordinary places our planet has to offer.


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Business News Dusit Thani Pattaya appoints a new Executive Assistant Manager

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Seven Seas Cote D’ Azur foundation stone laying ceremony

What's Inside: Property

National Association of RealtorsÂŽ at the White House!

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Trademark Registration in Thailand

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International Trusts

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Tostem showcases a full range of housing technologies at Architect Fair 2016

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niversal Group -Thailand, developers of lifestyle projects, marked the start of construction of their most iconic project - Seven Seas Cote d' Azur led by Raj Punjabi (Managing Director), Sonia Punjabi (CEO), Michael Polak (Director) and Thakorn Sakultiaw (Co-partner) S-Con Concrete Ltd., in the morning of the auspicious day April 30, 2016. The ceremony, which was held on the project sites was held to take the blessings from mother earth and the co-operation of all living below the land for the smooth and safe completion of the project as thus after the prayer ceremony, the foundation pile of the project was laid. This Mediterranean lifestyle project from the southeast coast of France will bring the stylish and

exclusive luxury of Cannes and Nice, the glamour of Saint Tropez and Monte Carlo, Marinas with glamorous yachts, beach clubs, golf playground, private beaches, exclusive boulevard style shopping and promenade, cafes and bistros here in Pattaya.

This project offers a wide range of luxurious fully furnished condominiums at prices starting from 1.5 million baht. For more information call 038 181 947 or 0992 400 030 or visit www. sevenseascotedazur.com.


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Property

National Association of Realtors® at the White House! I am writing this from Washington, D.C., where, by special invitation, I’m a delegate member of the world’s largest professional organization—the 1.1 million-member National Association of Realtors® (NAR). The NAR is holding its annual MidYear Legislative Conference May 9 to 14, attended by several thousand of its American and international bilateral partners. Founded in 1908, the NAR has been supporting the business of real estate by strengthening the economic and legal conditions necessary to protect and promote property ownership throughout the United States; now the trade association is reaching out to support the growing interest in property ownership throughout the world. That is NAR’s primary goal, and that is what has made the organization an important player in American as well as international government regulatory bodies. Even more so with globalization and expanding property markets. This year’s Legislative Conference, promoted as the Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association itself. Realtors come to Washington, DC, for special-issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show. During the week we will be attending many interesting NAR Agency Visits in the nation’s capital, including visits to seven key

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

government agencies that impact housing policy nationwide. As special bilateral partners we have been invited to participate in these agency visits to enlighten us and educate government officials. The agencies we will visit are: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Federal Housing Finance Agency Tuesday, May 10, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Agency Tuesday, May 10, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm White House Briefing Agency Thursday, May 12, 8:30 am to 11:30 am Environmental Protection Agency Thursday, May 12, 9:00 am to 11:30 am Federal Aviation Administration Agency Thursday, May 12, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Department of Veterans Affairs Thursday, May 12, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service Agency Friday, May 13, 8:00 am to 10:30 am Speaking of the White House and the various legislative branches of the U.S. government, many people will be surprised to learn that the National Association of Realtors actually has its own well-organized and well-staffed American political party known simply as the Realtors Party.

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

The Realtors Party Convention & Trade Expo is the event where Realtors and association leaders come together to speak in unison on issues that pertain to real estate. And it’s an opportunity for all members to respond to and initiate change at all levels of government – federal, state and local. Following these Realtors Party Convention & Trade Expos and after the members discuss and gather information concerning laws and regulations that pertain to real estate that they wish to see become incorporated into law, the next step within the NAR and its Realtors Party is to submit all prepared documents to the NAR’s Global Alliances Advisory Board. On the very first day of the convention Jaime Gregory, NARs Deputy Chief Lobbyist and a leading member of the Global Alliances Advisory Board presented a special Lobbying 101 Presentation. Also in attendance were members of NAR’s Global Volunteer Corps. (Regional Coordinators, President’s Liaisons, Ambassador Associations) at Washington, D.C.’s Omni Shoreham, Hampton RoomEast Conference Center It was at this presentation that many of us were introduced to the process of influence that the National Association of Realtors Party and Organization has over real estate legal and regulatory issues facing America today. Being the world’s largest trade organization and being involved with the real estate industry at such a high level politically, the NAR has staff that work specifically and daily at the White House and in many government legislative agencies in Washington, making sure that the needs of home purchasers and home owners are communicated and addressed directly to relevant political figures. I and other international members of the trade group were invited to participate in this event so that we can share what we learned with industry professionals in our home countries. We all are now better prepared to help exercise similar procedures toward change and improvement in our respective nations as it relates to real estate laws and to advance our respective real estate industries and promote more secure home ownership for our clients.

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

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

I must admit that one of the issues here in Thailand that kept racing through my mind throughout the entire NAR Global Alliances Advisory Board’s Lobbying 101 Presentation was how much I would like to finally see something clear, concrete and fair done for the thousands upon thousands of foreigners all over Thailand that have been buying and selling land and house properties for decades. Yes, an end to the political terrorism against Thai nominee companies that foreign land and house property owners are subjected to every couple of years when some zealous Thai political figure grabs some cheap shot publicity attacking foreigners who live in land and house properties set up and documented at the Thai Government Commerce Departments all over the country. These land and house purchases by foreigners are facilitated at the various Thai government land offices by Thai government licensed lawyers and the accounting and taxation for these land and house properties are facilitated by Thai government licensed accountants. It is a huge cottage industry run and operated by Thai professionals and there is absolutely no good reason that those foreign owners should be subjected to the fear produced by these frivolous attacks that have never in my 25 years gone anywhere past some chest pounding and an article or two. This is something that the NAR experience here in Washington, D.C., has greatly inspired me and motivated me to see just what we might be able to do to correct this travesty and farce in the Thai legal system. It’s time to bring the nominee company land and house ownership issue out into the open and give it proper credibility and not continue threatening foreigners every couple of years. It is time to start lobbying the Thai government and seek their understanding and support with clear and proper regulations so that foreigners can live peacefully without unwarranted fear. I think the time has come when everyone living in Thailand—Thais and foreigners alike—can say ‘Home Sweet Home’! having written regularly for leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at clayton@premierinternational.com.


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Business News VISA

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Mazda Produces One-Millionth Mazda MX-5

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Mazda Motor Corporation announced that production of the Mazda MX-5 (Mazda Roadster in Japan) reached one million units on April 22. The milestone figure was achieved over 27 years, with massproduction of the MX-5 starting at Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima in April 1989. "From the first generation through to today's fourth-generation model, the reason we have been able to continue selling the MX-5 all these years is due to the strong support of fans around the world," said Masamichi Kogai, representative director, president and ceo. "Mazda was founded in Hiroshima 96 years ago, and as we move toward our centennial year we will continue offering customers the joy of driving with this model, which has become a symbol of our brand. Mazda aims to create a special bond with customers and become a 'one-and-only' brand they will choose again and again." As a way of expressing thanks to MX-5 fans and owners, the One-Millionth MX-5 will be displayed at

fan events in Japan and around the world. The tour begins on May 3 at the Hiroshima Flower Festival where the car will participate in the Flower Parade. The MX-5 is a symbol of Mazda's car-making philosophy and tireless pursuit of driving pleasure. Since its debut in 1989, the model has consistently offered driving fun that can only be experienced in a lightweight sports car and won the admiration of people from various countries, cultures and age groups. The MX-5 is also critically acclaimed, with over 200 awards from around the globe to its name. The fourth-generation model released last year has won a string of awards, including 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan, World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year 2016. The MX-5 has held the Guinness World Record*1 for the best-selling open-top two-seater sports car for many years. With the achievement of one million units of production, Mazda will now attempt to break its own record. • *1 Certified by Guinness World Records Limited


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LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

Trademark Registration in Thailand What is a trademark? A trademark is a recognizable sign, design or expression which distinguishes products or services of a particular source from those of others. The trademark owner can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity. What types of trademarks are recognized in Thailand? Trademarks, collective marks, certification marks, and service marks may be registered in Thailand. Service Mark is a special type of trademark used in connection with services instead of products. Businesses use service marks to identify their services and distinguish them from others’ services. Certification Mark is used by the owner in connection with goods or services of another person to certify the origin, composition, method of production, quality or other characteristics of such goods, or to certify the nature, quality, type, or other characteristics of such services. Collective Mark is a trademark or service mark used by companies or enterprises of the same group, or by members of an association, cooperative, union, confederation, group of persons, or any other state or private organization. Is it compulsory to register a trademark? Thailand does not officially require trademarks to be registered. However, there are numerous benefits to be considered. What are the advantages of registering a trademark? A. Registering a trademark provides greater legal protection against counterfeiting and infringement as it protects a company’s name or logo and grants the trademark owner exclusive nationwide ownership of the mark B. Registering a trademark deters others from using your trademark. The registered trademark will appear in trademark search reports ordered by others,

likely discouraging others from proceeding with registration of the same or similar mark, and C. Registering a trademark provides the trademark owner with greater remedies as it increases the likelihood of the successful filing of a dispute resolution case from an infringer. How can a trademark be eligible for registration? For a trademark to be eligible for registration, it must be distinctive and should not be similar or confusingly similar to a trademark registered by another. The trademark must not consist of any characteristics mentioned in Section 8 of the Thailand Trademark Act B.E. 2534 (with B.E. 2543 amendment). The applicant or his agent must have an office or address for communication by the Registrar in Thailand. What types of trademark cannot be registered under Thai Law? According to Section 8 of the Trademark Act B.E. 2534(with B.E. 2543 amendment), trademarks having or consisting of any of the following characteristics cannot be registered: • state arms or crests, royal seals, official seals, Chakkri emblems, emblems and insignia of the royal orders, and decorations; • national flags of Thailand, royal standard flags, or official flags; • royal names, royal monograms, abbreviations of royal names or royal monograms, or names, words, representations, terms or emblems signifying the King, Queen or Heir to the Throne or members of the royal family; • national or official emblems, names, monograms and flags of foreign states, international organizations, and head of a foreign state, unless permission is given by the competent officer of the foreign state or international organization; • official emblems and emblems of the Red Cross or appellations Red Cross or Geneva Cross; • a mark similar to a medal, diploma, certificate, or any other

Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

International Trusts

mark awarded at a trade exhibition or competition held by the Thai government or a Thai government agency for public enterprise, or any other government organ of Thailand, a foreign government, or international organization unless such medal, diploma, certificate, or mark has been actually awarded to the applicant for goods and is used in combination with the trademark; • any mark which is contrary to public order, morality, or public policy; • a mark, registered or not, which is identical to a wellknown mark as prescribed by the Ministerial Notifications, or so similar thereto that the public might be confused as to the owner or origin of the goods; • geographical indications protected under the law on geographical indications; How long does trademark certification take? The entire process takes approximately one year from the date of filing. However, trademark protection begins on the day the application is submitted. How long is the trademark protection valid? Registration of the trademark entitles the owner to protection of his trademark for a period of 10 years from the applicationfiling date. However, this can be renewed within 90 days before the expiration of each 10-year term. When an application for renewal is filed within the prescribed period, the trademark shall be deemed registered until the Registrar orders otherwise. The renewal of trademark registration shall be in accordance with the rules and procedures prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

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Protecting accumulated wealth and providing for beneficiaries using offshore trusts available from prime, regulated jurisdictions. Here we look at ways to protect accumulated wealth during one’s lifetime and beyond, and also how to mitigate multi-jurisdictional probate issues for beneficiaries. Many expatriates and international investors will have assets of one form or another in more than one country that is not their country of domicile, for example, bank accounts, investment portfolios, property and other assets, and so should consider establishing offshore wealth protection and succession-planning vehicles. What is a trust? The concept of the trust was familiar to the Romans, but the origin of the modern trust is Anglo-Saxon and dates back to the Medieval Crusades. During prolonged absence from England, a knight would transfer ownership of his property and belongings to a friend or trusted person so that if he should be killed, he could be certain that his wife and children would inherit his estate. A modern trust is an established means of safeguarding an individual's wealth, ensuring their continued access to (and control of) the assets during one’s lifetime, and facilitating its safe passage to one’s chosen beneficiaries and or future generations. A suitably worded trust can be very effective in minimising multijurisdictional probate issues, associated legal expenses thereof and long, frustrating delays for beneficiaries trying to locate assets in different parts of the world. Having a trust also removes the need to write a will in each country where assets are held (where that jurisdiction recognizes the trust concept) as ownership of the assets can be transferred to the care of the trust by a deed of assignment. What assets can be held in a trust? • Bonds, stocks and shares • Bank accounts • Fixed term cash deposits • Insurance policies • Real and intellectual property • Portfolio bonds and unit trusts • Private company shares • Pension plans and QROPS Indeed, most other asset types where legal transfer of ownership can be affected can be transferred into the trust. Assets held in trust do not form part of the estate of the settler and, consequently, the trustees are able to use them for the benefit of the trust beneficiaries without going through complex legal procedures. A suitably-worded trust can also help to reduce or eliminate inheritance tax or estate duty liabilities in the future. Who are the trustees? Professional trustees are appointed at the outset and have legal title to the assets, but no beneficial interest. • They are not able to make a profit for themselves out of the assets. • The assets are not available to their own creditors. • They must use the assets only for the benefit of the beneficiaries. • They operate under a fiduciary license in regulated environments. Who are the beneficiaries? The person (or entity) setting up the trust is called the “Settlor”, and they name the beneficiaries in a “Letter of Wishes” to the trustees that clearly sets out the parameters for the trustees to follow. For example, this may state that children should be provided for by having their education costs fully funded through university and receive an income at a pre-selected level. A spouse, or anyone else, anywhere, can be named as a beneficiary and provided with an ongoing annual income or lump sum paid directly to their bank account in any country. Assets can be safeguarded to protect the interests of minors or vulnerable members of the family, thus keeping them separate from other interests. The Settlor remains as a lifetime beneficiary and will therefore be included in the Letter of Wishes. As such, he or she retains the authority to amend the list of beneficiaries at any time via written requests to the trustees, add or remove assets, and even to close the trust completely at a later date should it no longer be required. In summary then, individuals with holdings outside their country of domicile should examine the possibilities of establishing a trust in a regulated jurisdiction to protect themselves, their assets, their chosen beneficiaries, and future generations. 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. 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: info@ifainternationalgroup.com


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Volume 5

Issue 9

16-31 may 2016

Business News

Tostem showcases a full range of housing technologies at Architect Fair 2016 Tostem Thailand, a leading Japanese manufacturer of architectural products has placed strong emphasis on the Thai market for 2016 which it considers a strategic area in ASEAN. The company is launching a full range of housing technology this year, and is demonstrating its market-leading product innovations at Architect ’16, held at Impact Bangkok. The company aims to offer more comfortable living and urban spaces with superior products that showcase intrinsic key features. Tostem products aid ease of use and offer a construction quality that meets strict Japanese standards. Earlier this year, Lixil Thailand, the distribution firm's ASEAN headquarters and manufacturing center, officially launched products to property developers and contractors. Pittaya Techarungnirun, general manager, introduced “the Exterior series”, a brandnew product category developed exclusively for the ASEAN region at Architect 2016. He explained, “This new series started with carport, exterior fence and gate, and new wall ties which represent further improvements of our solutions offering based on current market trends and also market needs.” Besides basic quality assurance, the new

products offer easily understandable functions with operability, safety and crime-prevention features, as well as the flexibility and environmentally-friendly qualities needed for Thailand residential projects.“They represent our passion for excellence and our desire to improve both interior and exterior living spaces for our end users,” said Techarungnirun. Another new Tostem product innovation is the Lightweight Aluminum Hand-rail which allows elderly and wheelchair-bound people and children to climb stairs more easily in the home (with 50 per cent less effort). It is indicative of the company’s push to inspire comfort and happiness in daily living. Techarungnirun highlighted that Tostem’s high performance can be recognized in

various product qualities: in durability, in water tightness to prevent leakage, sound insulation, and door/window frames with airinfiltration performance; these are all areas in which Tostem products are unmatched in the marketplace in Thailand, and in the greater ASEAN region. The company also provides consultation and technical support to assist in the installation of TOSTEM products for maximum convenience. Products and solutions for a fast-moving and exciting ASEAN High ceilings and large windows are popular for home designs in the ASEAN region, accentuating open and transparent atmospheres. Presently, home owners expect

The Royal College of Physicians of Thailand Returns to PEACH for 32ndAnnual Meeting The Royal College of Physicians of Thailand (RCPT) gathered together for their 32nd Annual Meeting at Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) from April 27-29. This year's conference theme was "Value-Based Medical Practice" which is in conjunction with the 2nd Meeting of the Southeast Asian Chapter of the American College of Physicians. This year’s topic was a discussion and an exchange of ideas and information regarding medical implications to be presented to the government to help society. The event encompassed an intensive program including workshops, plenary sessions, case seminars and

dinner symposiums. Some sports and recreational activities were also

organized for all to have fun! The Thai Minister of Public Health, Clinical Professor Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, presided at the opening of the three-day event. PEACH halls, lobbies and its meeting rooms were filled with remarkable exhibitions from various pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medical equipment as well as products featuring the latest, cutting-edge innovations in the medical world. The meeting brought together talented and skilled medical professionals from all over Thailand who also took part in an annual convocation ceremony as well as a presentation of the honorific distinguished internist’s awards to its deserving members.

a spacious and airy feel, unifying the indoors and outdoors, while high rise condo dwellers can enjoy breathtaking views. In order to meet these market trends, Tostem offers a full range of products to cover both high-rise and lowrise residential markets, including: • Low rise luxury – P7 series • Low rise smart choice – WE Series • Scenery views – Folding door • High rise – WE Plus • Innovation products – Ventilation door, Entrance door and Car port "Since the launch of brand new products in April this year, Tostem has gained more recognition from many property developers to integrate its products into their high-end residential projects,” explained Techarungnirun.

Hybrid technology for a new generation of air-conditioners

AirconSun launches a new generation of air-conditioners allowing saving up to 70% on your electric bill. In Thailand, they are the first company offering this type of technology and consider as a pioneer in renewable energy exploitation and utilization. AirconSun is aiming at building its name in clean energy development and usage. By having hybrid solar air conditioners to save energy and protect environment. By adopting the concept of sustainable

development, AirconSun as many green energy companies, wants to deliver a message that we can save money and keep our environment safe. Adaptable to condos, houses and offices, using brand name compressors system, AirconSun offers a five-star service and you can reach 7 days a week. For any further information, contact AirconSun, Intercollab Co. Ltd., tel. 091 804 4104 or email airconsun@gmail.com


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Volume 5

Issue 9

16-31 may 2016

Business News H.R.H. Princess Maha Thailand entices the Middle East market by offering a Quality Leisure Destination through Thainess Chakri Sirindhorn opened 29th Mint Directors Conference

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening ceremony of “29th Mint Directors Conference (MDC)” at Bangkok Convention Centre, Centara Grand at CentralWorld recently.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) participated in the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM), in Dubai last month, to provide the opportunity for Middle East travel operators to learn more about Thailand’s initiative to best cater to the Middle East tourists– the ‘Quality Leisure Destination through Thainess’, spearheaded by the ‘Amazing Thailand Luxury’ campaign. This year, 66 exhibitors from Thailand joined ATM 2016, most of which are hotels offering unique products and services such as pool villas, boutique experiences and total privacy. In addition, there are a number of health and wellness companies, attractions, and a Thai cooking school. During the ATM 2016, TAT hosted the Amazing Thailand Luxury Networking Reception in the famous Burj Al Arab Hotel on April 26, allowing the chance for top

Thailand a unique and memorable experience. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor said, “Middle East travellers are renowned for recognising quality and for seeking out family friendly luxury offerings, all of which Thailand is famous for. In terms of accommodation, healthcare, shopping and cultural experiences, Thailand’s standards are always high. By marketing the kingdom

Thailand’s travel executives led by Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, to mingle with representatives from the Middle East travel and hospitality industry and members of the media. The launch event gave people the chance to network and learn more about the latest developments in Thailand’s travel industry as well as to discuss prospective business and partnerships. The event was aimed at boosting the numbers of luxury tourists from Middle East nations by promoting Thailand’s wide range of high-class attractions and experiences as well as fine dining, health and wellness opportunities, family friendly resorts and attractions, as well as worldclass shopping. These are all backed by the touch of Thainess and innate hospitality that makes every visit to

as a ‘Quality Leisure Destination through Thainess’, we are positioning ourselves as a unique nation that serves the needs of luxury lovers while also meeting their religious requirements.” To ensure that Middle East travellers as well as tourists from other Muslim nations get the most out of their Thai travels, TAT is working with tour operators, hotels and other businesses; such as, hospitals, health centres and restaurants to ensure the needs of Middle East visitors are met. Many hotels and businesses now employ Arabic speaking staff and there are many restaurants in Thailand that offer halal dishes both local and international. A mobile application has also been designed to help Muslim

Dusit Thani Pattaya appoints new executive assistant manager Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Chatchawal Supachayanont recently appointed Larry Choi as the new executive assistant manager of the 457-key Thai brand hotel. A native of Hong Kong, Choi began his career with Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket as Guest Relations officer before he was transferred to Dusit International in 2010 as Cluster Revenue manager. He then joined Dusit Thani Pattaya in 2012 as Director of Revenue Management and was promoted to be director of Revenue Strategy and Profitability after his role covered a wider aspect of revenue management. With more than eight years of hospitality experience, Choi will oversee the full spectrum in hotel operations bringing his input as well in marketing initiatives of the Dusit property that has become one of the leading MICE hotels in Pattaya.

Choi has twice been part of a task force for two other Dusit properties - Dusit Thani Maldives and Dusit Thani Guam. Prior to joining Dusit Thani Pattaya, he worked in Anantara Sathorn and Le Meridien Koh Samui.

travellers find the nearest mosques, halal restaurants, and other facilities of cultural importance to Muslim travellers. As a result of these efforts, the Master Card Crescent Rating Global Muslim Travel Index 2016 ranked Thailand second place on the list of non-organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations for the second year running. With the collaboration from its strategic partners in using both social and traditional marketing tools, including celebrity marketing, Thailand has been able to better reach high-quality target markets in the Middle East, no matter coming as a family or alone; for business or pleasure; either honeymoon couples, or those who need healthcare services. The Middle East remains one of the key markets to raise Thailand’s quality tourism benchmark, especially for people seeking luxury experiences and healthcare. The importance of the Middle East Market has been noted as 67% of Middle East visitors make repeat visits to the country, an outstanding record that underscores Thailand’s enviable status as a top leisure travel destination. Thailand welcomed 571,920 visitors from the Middle East region in 2015, with 163,960 visitors from the UAE, 90,012 from Oman, over 85,597 from Iran and 71,000 from Kuwait. In 2014, Middle East visitors to Thailand stayed an average of 11.88 days, and spent an average of 171 US dollars daily, compared with an average 9.8 day stay for other nationalities who spent about 148 US dollars a day.


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Business Opportunities

(ptmbo-sn1315)Ice cream shop with external seating for customers at a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com (ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required.50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304

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(ptmbo-sn1115)Resort for Sale.A beautiful resort set in over 2 Rai of land in a tranquil area of Pattaya, but within 20 minutes drive of the town centre.The resort comprises of 9 (nine) chalets, a swimming pool, a large clubhouse/bar/restaurant with full kitchen facilities and seating for over 100 customers + 2 staff rooms.The land is leasehold with 11 years still remaining. The lease has been registered in a company name at the land office. The land rent is paid annually and is fixed for the full term of the lease at an exceptional rate. There is room for expansion and building permits can be obtained to build a further 9 chalets.This is a rare business opportunity and viewing is highly recommended.The business comes with a limited company.Sale Price: THB 7.80 million. Owner Finance Available. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349, Email: sven. tbac@gmail.com.

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(ptmsp-kp1815)New Storages & Warehouses & Lockers for Rent.Short/Long Term okay. Located in South Pattaya. Start from 600BHT/Month! Call 081 107 1717 www. WonderStorage.com Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Ice cream shop with external seating for customers at a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm.

Sale Price: THB 450,000 **********

Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell.

Sale Price: THB 1.7 million Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com

you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset. The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.  Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software orhardware,please phone 0868202577 or 0972549072 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

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

Pets for Adoption

(ptmpa-d1715)Free 6-weekold Thai Puppies. Looking for a good home. Can be looked at Soi 8, Soi Khaotalo. Phone anytime for Dan on 099 491 7537.

Houses for Sale

Pool Villa for Sale in Silk Road Place. Best Place to Live & Invest. Swiss owner selling his very nice corner plot pool villa.Great facilities include top security, automatic gate, communal swimming pool, tennis court, kids’ playground, gym. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 94 sq.wa.Please call 090 130 9302.Price: 8.9 million baht neg. Beautiful 5-Bedroom villa w/ pool in a very popular village in Jomtien 28,500,000 baht.

1,000 sqm land area, house is around 380sqm,with tropical garden,for more inquiries pls. contactPanida(thai) 0 8 3 9 0 9 7 8 2 2 o r Edward(eng)0814918406,or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com Luxurious 4-Bedroom house w/ pool near Mabprachanlake16,500,000 baht. Includes 2 living rooms and a European-style kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida (Thai) 0839097822or Edward (eng) 0814918406,you can also e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com House with private pool in Central Park 5 Village Pattaya6,900,000 Baht,3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms,around 200 sqm area, forinquiries,pls. callPanida(thai) 0839097822 or Edward (eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com (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 Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931

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and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3644) 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 081-6342915 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 Ya c h t C l u b ! ! S e l l i n g Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near To w n ! S e l l i n g P r i c e 2 0 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 T LW / 2 8 9 S q m . F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176)


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Houses for Sale

Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wa t Ya n & B a n g s a r a y Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 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 (PR1154) Unique and Spacious B e a c h s i d e To w n h o m e s ! 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6004)

Houses for Rent

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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4606) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5695) Luxury & Modern Home Designed! Rental Price 135,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4

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Bathrooms, 480 Sqm/256 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7007) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1168)

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Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6999)

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Condos for Sale

Several Condominium Units for Sale in City Garden Pattaya- 2 bedroom,2 bathroom 108.08 sq.m.,thai ownership, B8,700,000; 2 bedroom,1 bathroom 67.71 sq.m., thai ownership, B5,500,000;1 bedroom,1bathroom 63.73 sq.m., thai ownership, B5,500,000; Studio,1 bathroom 45 sq.m., thai ownership, B4,000,000; 2 bedroom,1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.82 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 97.08 sq.m., thai ownership B8,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 78.35 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.75 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 81.06 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 79.74 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000. Call 083 0009 6424 for more details 1 bedroom unit in Atlantis resort condo in foreign name1,790,000. baht. 36.44 sqm, fully furnished, forinquiries, pls. callPanida(thai) 0839097822 or Edward (eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com 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

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Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3478) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3

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

Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 10 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2196) 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) 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)

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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 39 Million for 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) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai. (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 2.3 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available). (PLD0927) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 1 Rai. (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW. (PLD0988)

HOUSES FOR SALE

Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. (PR3644) 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 25 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) 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 Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 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 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. (PR1154) 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) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. (PR5695) Luxury & Modern Home Designed! Rental Price 135,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 480 Sqm/256 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. (PR7007) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW. (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. (PR1168) 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) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm. (PR3478) 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) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 10 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm. (PR2196) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. (PR2185) 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 ‘DesignerApartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. (PR3114) Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm. (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. (PR1866)

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(ptmcfr-k1715)Apartment for rent in North Point Tower A. 3 bedroom (136 sqm) 20th Floor 100,000 baht/month; 2 bedroom (108 sqm) 37th Floor 80,000 baht/month; 2 bedroom (108 sqm) 38th Floor 80,000 baht/month. Seaview, private beach, swimming pool, sauna and tennis court! Tel: Rus +66 86-772-1158,  Eng,/Thai +66 87-746-1287 Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 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 (PR3114)

Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 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 (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 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 (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 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 (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 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 (PR1866)

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Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 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) Soi Tungklomtanmun Area! Selling Price is 21,000,000 Million 14 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate

Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0964) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0018) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 96,000,000 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0003) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 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)

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Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 2.3 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) 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 (PLD0927) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the

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HIRING: MARKETING STAFF. We are looking for a personinterested to join our team and be part of the most successful developer in town, Global Top Group Co. Ltd.Requirements: Thai Female,Good command in English both verbal and written.Must be enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume jobs@ globaltopgroup.com or call 090-741-7417

Vehicles for Sale

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid – pearl white, full option, beige leather seats, 36,000 km mileage, with insurance and service book. Selling at 750,000 baht. Call 089-6079850 2012 Toyota Yaris – pearl white, full option. 400,000 baht. Call 089-607-9850

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Youth Focus Exercise Improves School Performance and Student Health by Mark Grittner I had a talk with a parent the other day. His daughter was doing very well in all her subjects. His question to me was, since she is doing so well, what else should she be doing to improve? My response was, “exercise.” I told him to please be sure she is getting at least an hour a day of exercise. If you establish a pattern of regular exercise at a young age it tends to carry over into adulthood.

We would like our students to mix exercise with academics. There is a lot of research that shows students need regular physical activity throughout the school day. Not only does activity prevent obesity but it also helps students perform better academically. Most people now recognize that the age of computers has made us more sedentary. The hours that kids would spend outside running and jumping are now often devoted to video games

and computer work. Even those kids not playing video games are still spending hours chatting online with friends.

While there are social benefits to their chatting, the reality is that their physical conditioning suffers. Our societies are exhibiting the highest rates of childhood obesity ever seen. However, this doesn’t have to be the case for every child. The school and the parents can both work to make sure students get more exercise. At MIS we are working to incorporate more exercise into the student school day. First of all, we are encouraging our PE

classes to be active. In my view, students should spend at least 80 percent of their PE time engaged in physical activity. Most of our students also take swim classes. Swimming is one of the greatest ways to build conditioning. Students also need exercise outside the classroom to meet their exercise targets. Most schools, including MIS, have regular breaks in the school day in addition to lunch-time breaks. These are times when students are often left to relax as they please. Realistically, after a few minutes, most will just “hang out’ with their friends. This is a time when we can offer optional activity programs. Many students could then choose to play basketball, football, badminton or some other physical activity. Would that be enough exercise to meet the one hour a day minimum criteria? The answer is: probably not. That’s where the parents come in. Even if the school provides an hour a day of exercise there is still the likelihood that this hour is lost on occasion due to special school events or holidays. It then behooves the parents to establish physical activity during home time. A family walk or bike ride in the park in the evening is one idea. In addition, one of the great things about living in

Pattaya is there are many opportunities to enroll students in after-school activities such as Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, and volleyball. These are great ways to encourage an active lifestyle.

Poleon and Bambi attended the Johor Bahru Chess Festival in Malaysia in December 2015 and Poleon won Gold in the Under 8 category and a cash prize for Best Unrated Player (for adults), while Bambi won Silver for Girls Under 8. At the Thai School Chess Championship, Poleon won Gold in the Under 8s (winning every single game) while Bambi won Silver in the Under 10 Girls. Poleon and Bambi then attended the Qualification Tournament for the ASEAN championship where Poleon again won gold, and was awarded sponsorship for the ASEAN Youth Group Championships from the Thai Chess Federation.

The pair have now been endorsed by the Thai Chess Federation to play in the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships in October 2016 in Batumi, Georgia. Poleon and Bambi attended the Bangkok Open chess tournament (a world

It’s an investment in our children’s future and it’s a very worthwhile one at that. Mark Grittner is the deputy principal & Grade Eight home teacher of Mooltripakdee International School Pattaya.

MOU for Educational Cooperation signed at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Supatra Chirathivat (4th left), senior vice president corporate affairs and social responsibilities of Centara Hotels & Resorts together with Heinrich Meister (3rd left), president of Benedict Education Group, jointly signed a memorandum of understanding on Educational Cooperation between Centara Hotels & Resorts and Business & Hotel Management School (B.H.M.S.) in Switzerland. Under the MOU, the two parties have agreed to work hand in hand to develop talents and future leaders coming from all across properties both in Thailand and overseas of Centara Hotels and Resorts. The contract was signed at Krungthep Suite, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

GIS chess champs head to world youth contest by Mark Beales Two students from Garden International School (GIS) are heading to the World Youth Chess Championships in Georgia. Year 2 student Poleon and his sister Bambi, who is in Year 5, have been going to the chess club in GIS since early 2015. Poleon attended the Thai Rapid Chess Championship (for adults) in autumn 2015 and had some good results. Poleon and Bambi played in the Thai Junior Chess Championship 2015, where Poleon was 3rd runner up and Bambi came 5th in their categories. They are due to take part in the ASEAN youth group championships in Pattaya at the end of May.

Parents can work together to enroll their child and their friends in these kinds of programs. When students are accustomed to regular exercise it sets up a pattern for a lifetime of healthy choices.

class tournament for adults with many of the world's top players competing), where Poleon won 2 and Bambi 1.5 of 7 games. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

Austin Robinson, Group Director of Operations – East Thailand & Vietnam of Centara Hotels & Resorts; Anthony J. Erb, International Academic Dean of B.H.M.S.; Heinrich Meister; Supatra Chirathivat; Pattara Jongcharoenkulchai, Vice President – Human Resources of Centara Hotels & Resorts; Harinder Singh Thaliwal, Group Director of Operations – South Thailand & Vietnam of Centara Hotels & Resorts and Robert Maurer-Loeffler, Group Director of Operations Bangkok & city hotels of Centara Hotels & Resorts.


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This & That

Errol Flynn’s last swashbuckler movie

A cod piece gem, according to fans Even many Errol Flynn enthusiasts don’t recall that The Warriors (also known as The Dark Avenger) was his last swordsman’s role in 1955, just four years before his untimely death. By the mid fifties, Errol was certainly past his best as heavy boozing and a loose lifestyle had both left their mark on his appearance and his girth. Still, he doesn’t look any worse than your average 46-year-old and better than some. Certainly that’s true of Pattaya at any rate. The film is still a rousing good number about the Hundred Years War which was fought between England and France in the later Middle

Ages, all of it on French soil for control of large parts of the country, in particular the principality of Aquitaine. Errol plays the Black Prince who is assigned by his dad, Edward the Third of England, to protect English interests and fend off the French nobles who are unhappy about having an English overlord. Well, who wouldn’t be? No wonder General de Gaulle tried to keep the damnable English out of the Common Market. In trying to rule Aquitaine, Errol has a number of problems. His unhistorical girl friend Joanne Dru, who lives in a nearby chateau, just won’t understand the security risks

and insists on living without special protection. Needless to say, she is captured by the treacherous French together with her two small sons. Joanne, who was best known perhaps for her appearance in She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, has no real part in this movie. The plot wouldn’t be any different if she had been cut out altogether. Another difficulty faced by Errol is that most of the English army has been taken back to London, so he is left with a rather skeletal force to defend the principal castle which is actually lifted from a disused film lot of the 1953 movie Ivanhoe, also shot in UK. The French nobles led by Peter Finch, playing Robert de Ville, try all manner of ruses to kill Edward including organizing a group of assassins disguised as petitioners. Needless to say, Errol and a couple of mates dispatch the lot to an early oblivion Errol survives many adventures in this movie. He has a fencing bout with Christopher Lee, in a very early movie role of his, and Errol is clearly not the steely expert he was in, say, The Master of Ballantrae or The Sea Hawk. But careful editing and use of a double ensures that he still

looks all right on the silver screen even when dashing about breathlessly. It’s lucky that knights in the fourteenth century often covered their faces with armour, thus preventing you from seeing who the guy really is. There’s a small part for Yvonne Furneaux, born in 1928 and still going strong in 2010, as the French tavern maid cum prostitute who agrees to help Errol escape from the French. She has an amazing little ditty which must have escaped the censor’s attention. “Everybody knows I am the girl for quelque chose. I caught him with his vizer down but he didn’t know what to do. So Marie had come and gone and he still had his cod piece on.” What was The British Board of Film Classification thinking of? Another bit part Noel Willman’s portrayal of du Guesclin, the high constable of France, who teams up with Peter Finch to lay siege to the English castle. Noel was later to become better known in a number of Hammer horror movies of the 1960s and the 1970s, but in The Warriors he is restricted to a couple of scenes where he laments Peter Finch’s failure to catch Errol

Flynn even though he had him in his grasp more than once. The final scenes, the siege of the English castle, are amongst the best in the movie. Before attacking, du Guesclin boasts to Errol that “We have ten men to one of yours,” to which the Black Prince responds, “Ten French to one English, we’re fairly matched my lord.” You can see in these remarks why The French hated the English for hundreds of years and still aren’t all that keen. The siege is distinguished by one of the few appearances of medieval cannon in a swashbuckling movie. These succeed in blowing the drawbridge off its hinges, but the French are still thwarted by a number of tiresome, English brushwood fires deliberately arranged as a warm welcome in the castle courtyard. Once Errol dispatches Peter Finch with a trusty axe, it’s all over. England is saved in France until Joan of Arc in the next century really does determine to kick ‘em out. Getting hold of a copy of The Warriors isn’t that easy. Youtube has a few excerpts but not the whole film. It has never been released on DVD although there was a video

tape produced in the 1970s, difficult to find now. You could try the dealers at Amazon.com or download the whole thing from one of several internet sites specializing in this kind of piracy. Perhaps somebody could then download the whole film onto Youtube. The Warriors was directed by Henry Levin and the script written by David Bullman. The film’s attraction is mainly because of Errol’s late appearance, but it’s also one of the very few spectaculars dealing with the earlier Hundred Years War before Joan of Arc arrived in force on the steps of Hollywood. They certainly don’t make ‘em like this any more. Perhaps that’s just as well.


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This & That

by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com

How to Deal With Arguments in a Relationship While all relationships are unique unto themselves, there is one thing that seems to be found in all of them – arguments. All couples argue occasionally, and it is their ability to recover from and get over arguments that often dictates how well, as well as how long, the relationship lasts.

3. Apologize, Even If it’s Not Your Fault You may feel like you didn’t do anything wrong or that you aren’t the one that “started” the argument, but apologizing can be a great way to get the argument over quickly. You don’t even need to apologize for anything you’ve been blamed for; it can be as simple as saying “I’m sorry this argument has gotten out of control. Why don’t we chill out for a while and try to talk about it again when we both are more relaxed?”

Travel planning and booking site, TripAdvisor®, reached out to top contributors in its traveler community and asked for their best-ever packing tips. Here are the top10 traveler secrets to packing smart.

Following are some of our best tips on dealing with arguments the best way, so you can help your relationship weather the occasional “storm”. 1. Find the Root of the Argument It’s important to understand what it is that you’re really arguing about. While on the surface you might think you’re arguing over what color to paint the kitchen or who will pick up your teen from football practice. But if you really think about it you may find that there’s a deeper reason for your anger that is expressing itself through the argument.

Travelers' Top 10 Tips to Pack Smart

1. Pack light to travel light If you can manage with a carry-on, do it. Try taking half of the things you need and twice the money. You can make buying a few new items a fun part of the adventure. Doing so can take the heat out of the argument and leaves the door open for your partner to apologize also, which can help you resolve the issue quickly. 4. Talk It Out Calmly After you and your partner have had time to calm down, you’ll be more able to sit and discuss the argument and the feelings it brought in a more responsible manner, without all the yelling and accusations.

2. Capitalize on empty suitcase space Roll your clothes, instead of folding them. Stuff socks, underwear, and accessories inside of shoes. Leave no space unused. 3. Bag it Kitchen sandwich bags can be used to hold your accessories, vacuum pack bags can be space savers, and trash bags have multiple uses (laundry bag, shoe covers). 4. Create compartments Two words: packing cube. If you are visiting more than one city during your trip, packing cubes will keep your suitcase organized and save you from having to pack and unpack. 5. Take a multi-socket extension cord Although newer hotels have USB ports in rooms, it’s best to have an extra outlet to charge all of your electronics at once.

Taking turns, let each person have five uninterrupted minutes to give their side of the situation and why they feel the way they do. This way, you can get back to the real issue without getting embroiled in a new argument It could be that you may be angry about a previous disappointment, or you could be replaying issues from childhood. While sometimes an argument is just plain silly, it can help to find out if there are any deeper root issues that need to be dealt with.

5. Let the Argument Teach You Something Do you often feel like you’re repeating the same tired arguments? That’s where finding the root cause can help. Figure out what is behind the arguments so that you can resolve the issues that are driving them.

2. Explain How You Feel In One Simple Sentence Now that you know what is at the root of the argument, you can express what you’re feeling in one sentence so that it is clearly understood and can be resolved. For example, you might say “I feel scared about our finances when you spend money without talking about it first,” or “I feel unattractive when I see you talking to other women.”

6. Forget About who’s Right and who’s wrong If you enter a discussion determined to prove you’re right, you might as well just get prepared for an all out argument. Forget about proving you’re right – even when you’re sure of it. And if it starts getting heated, back out and cool off before continuing the discussion. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

6. Pack a sleep mask and ear plugs These can come in handy on a plane, train or in your hotel room. 7. Keep a sarong or pashmina in your carry-on They can be used as a blanket on the plane, a scarf if it’s cold or a shawl on an evening out. 8. Skip airport snacks and take your own You can save yourself a bit of money and keep your hunger at bay in case you have a delayed flight. 9. Share your packing space Traveling as a couple? Split your clothes between two suitcases on the off chance one of them gets lost during the flight. 10. Make photocopies before leaving home If you’re traveling out of the country, make two photocopies of your passport. Use your smartphone to take pictures of your car in the airport’s parking garage and do the same for your luggage and its contents in case it gets lost.


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Local Sports

The Golf Club write-up by Steve Ellison Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees One quick note of congratulations to Thai pro Ariya Jutanugarn who is the first Thai to win the LPGA tour. After shooting a 63 on Saturday, Ariya took it to the wire and won by a stroke. At 11, she was the youngest qualifier for an LPGA event, and in 2013 we were heartbroken when she teed up on the 18th at Siam Old with a three stroke lead in the final round and ended up losing to Inbee Park. Great job, Ariya, on this long overdue win! As an update to The Golf Club summer programme, we have returned to our regular schedule for Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Low season is upon us and golf numbers are down to four or five groups with the occasional outing with just 12 blokes. That said, the good news is the courses aren’t so crowded! It was hot as Hades these days and the weatherman tells us this is the driest summer in 50 years. We just got in our new TGC branded golf hats which have a nice big floppy brim to keep your ears and neck in the shade, so that and a dozen bottles of water should do the trick. Shameless plug is over, now back to the golf. We are back to Green Valley today and found the course in good condition. There has been a bit of rain of late which is long overdue so the greens were pretty good but fairways a bit dry. No complaints from the peanut gallery as now many of the lads find their drives a further 40 yards down the fairway!

Pattana C & B – Stableford - Yellow Tees This course should be on the playlist of every golf organiser in town as Pattana got rave reviews from all the returning golfers this afternoon. We don’t play here in the high season as they tend to price themselves out, but it is great value this time of year. The clubhouse is nothing short of spectacular with 5-star resort facilities and a great clubhouse restaurant. The results speak for themselves, and Kenny Aihara delivers another great round of golf for the win. Jeff Hunt and Ken Grimes fired very respectable rounds as well but Kenny dropped one putt more to finish with 42 on the card. The Caddy Smile NP was won by Robbie Taylor, and Robbie was the only name on the list! Robbie got out early and placed a beauty to within 10 feet that no one else could match, so goodonya, Robbo! Results: 1st – Kenny Aihara (6) 42 points 2nd – Jeff Hunt (26) 41 points 3rd–Kenny Grimes (21) 39 points Khao Kheow C &B – Stableford – White Tees We had a pretty good turnout of 22 golfers today, proving the popularity of this great local course designed by Pete Dye. There were three visiting Scotsmen staying with us this week at T.G.C., and I persuaded them to join us here at Khao Kheow. It was a unanimous “fantastic!” when asked how they enjoyed this golf course, but that was not really a surprise. Davie remarked on the similarity to the last two holes at TPC Sawgrass that Dye also designed before I had a chance to point it out to him! Glad to hear that the B course is back open again, and it was found to be in great shape.

Peter Hynard stole the show here today, and it was an impressive 41 that did it. This is not what you would call an easy track so, Pete, as Kenny Aihara, Pete Hynard, Fred Graham, Rusty Barfield much as I hate to say it, ya done good, and Capt. Phil Smedley mate! Our fearless Capt. Phil had one The crowded podium found The Gang of of his best rounds in ages, possibly spurred on Five squeezed into 3 steps with 4 blokes on 35 by brother Gary’s monthly medal winning 63 points. No photos today as our winner Brian back at his home course in Oz. Carr has defected to the DarkSide and his press Lastly, and certainly not leastly (if that’s agent said he was not available for any media. a word), we come to Rusty Barfield. The I must teach Phil how to use that little camera rustbucket has won regularly during his they build into phones these days, so the elusive vacation here and has played some great golf. Mr. Carr will be identified next time! Brian Remember the ovation when Alan Rothwell did a great job of beating the rest with a 5 shot went home last week? Well, there was rapturous thumping! applause when Phil announced that Rusty was I must mention that we are now starting soon to head back. Jeez, you guys can be so another little comp that is purely voluntary. cruel! Thanks for joining us out there Rusty, From now on, The Golf Club will have a and we will see you soon no doubt. near pin on the last par-3 of every course we Freddy Graham won the Caddy Smile play. The idea is we throw in 50 baht to the nearpin, a brilliant tee shot that left him with a pot, if you wish, and the winner of the near mere 4-footer for the birdie. Next time you see pin splits it 50-50, with the other half going to Fred, ask him if he made that putt. our Caddy Smile Charity Project. This should add another interesting twist to Capt. Phil’s Results: presentations! 1st – Peter Hynard (14) 41 points Ironically, it was none other than Dave T -2nd – Phil Smedley (13) 38 points Ferris who won the NP today. Dave has been T -2nd – Rusty Barfield (4) 38 points a great help with the caddies and getting them Thanks guys, we appreciate your support! to the dentist and deservedly has the inaugural The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in win here today. In typical Dave style, he gives Pattaya” and located on Soi LK Metro. We all the winnings to the charity. You’re a class act broadcast all English Premier League, UFC, Mr. Ferris. NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our Results: famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Friday, 1st – Brian Carr (28) 40 points Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or T -2nd – Fred Birch (21) 35 points see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and T -2nd – Fred Graham (16) 35 points for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@ T -2nd – Tom Nettleman (19) 35 points gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook. T -2nd – Phil Smedley (13) 35 points com/golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome!

Sal returns to the Swan and makes his presence felt by J. Olsen Stableford A special thanks must go to Pattavia GC! We were due to play Burapha this day but two days prior, when calling the course to book a caddy, I was advised that Thursday the 5th was a public holiday and we would have to pay holiday rates. Green fee 1,400 baht + cart + caddy 2,400 baht all up. Rang around and was quoted 1350 baht all up at Pattavia! Two buses were loaded and left the Growling Swan a little earlier than the scheduled 8:30 am departure time and all golfers happy with the change of venue and of course the price. Adding to that the trip wasn’t as bad as it normally is, one thinks “The 331” has improved! Weather was as good as one could expect for this time of the year, little or no breeze making it a hot day out. Condition of the course was as good as always, lack of rain at this time of year was not evident. The greens lived up to and as usual were somewhat difficult to read and play. Thank God for caddies! Sal Brizzi returned from a spell in Australia and showed he was not going to mess about, with 38 points he set the pace for what turned out to be a good day for scores. Second place went to the count back with Kaguo taking

Peter Bye, today’s winner Sal Brizzi and Bill Stienmann. Our host Peter Grey welcomed back Kaguo, Takashi, Sal Brizzi and Ernie Picken. it from Alex Field. Then another count back separated three players for the last two places on the podium. Results: 1st - Sal Brizzi (6) 38 Points 2nd - Kaguo (23) 37 Points 3rd - Alex Field (18) 37 Points 4th - Peter Bye (15) 35 Points 5th - Bill Stienmann (12) 35 Points NTPs 4th - Rita Zoebelli 8th - Kaguo 13th - Sal Brizzi 17th - Bill Stienmann LFP 9th - Alex Field 18th - Cassa Rifkin

The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 086 150 3086. Lawn Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sunday mornings at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 350 baht, so great value for a day out!

PSC Tropical Golf From BJ's by Derek Brook

Khao Kheow (Stableford) Been a bit warm of late and still the golfers venture forth and walk around in the sun. Well some do, and on this day the scribe and his two playing partners zoomed off in their carts and were around in an easy three hours, leaving the walkers way behind. It has to be said, struggling in the heat. One said after 10 holes he really had to force himself to continue as the heat started to get too high. Mind finish he did. The test for the day was to be the C and A nines in that order. I have to say that at the present time many of the courses on the circuit are really struggling with the lack of water, however, on this day Khao Kheow was in fine condition and was a pleasure to play. Obviously with the area being short of water, it is sometimes a problem to keep grass on the course but here it was fine. Indeed, the greens were in particularly fine condition and were firm and true with plenty of grass on. A

Flight winners real fine day. with a fine 39 points ahead We all got around well of John Davis in second with although, as said, some 38 points and Mashi Kaneta struggled in the heat. So the in third with 35 points. In the fine showers at K.K. were B Flight, the winner was Rita most appreciated as were Zoebelli with 38 points ahead the cool refreshments upstairs of Barry Oats in second with in the restaurant. Still, soon 36 points and Dave Cooper into transport and back to in third with 35 points. It Pattaya before the traffic built being a hot day, naturally up was on the cards and once some refreshments were taken. there we were able to get on T.T.F.N. with the results. Near Pin: AVD, John In the A Flight, 0 to 18, Davis, Brian Parish, Steve the winner was Brian Gabe Truelove


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Local Sports Hooters performs well at 30th Talbot and Gibb triumph Bira Circuit Racing Event in the Phantom Cup!

by Peter Blackburn

Hooters cars were among 100 racing cars that joined the 30th anniversary racing event at Bira Circuit. Hooters racing cars were BMW E36 3,000CC turbo with 490 HPW, and BMW E30 25,00CC with 435 HPW.

Bunker boys Crystal Bay B & C Stableford Yet another hot humid day in the land of smiles saw three groups make their way to a regular course on our schedule. Surprisingly even though it was a holiday there were not many on the course and we had a comfortable round without holdups. Tony Roberts was convinced he had won the day on his 39 points only to find he had been pipped at the post by an inform Stuart Tinkler with 40 points. The greens were in good condition but the fairways are suffering from a lack of rain. Results: 1st - Stuart Tinkler (15) 40 points 2nd - Tony Robbins (14) 39 3rd - Les Burns (32) 33 Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Stuart Tinkler, Garry Bright

The cars were driven by Urs Schoenenberger, a well known Swiss driver who also won the last event. There were more than 100 cars that participated in the event in order to recognize Bira Circuit as the racing venue in Thailand over the years.

by Raleigh Gosney

Silky Oaks Stableford Only nine players turned out for this venue even though it is a favorite of many of our players who like the challenge of the course from the longer tees. However the first group unknowingly teed off from the more forward tees resulting in easier carries over the numerous water features. This was evident from the winning score of 45 points by Mike Johns, a clear 10 points ahead of second and third. The greens and fairways were in good condition. Results: 1st - Mike Johns (16) 45 points 2nd - Jimmy Carr (18) 35 3rd - Mashi Kaneta (16) 35 Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Mashi Kaneta, Les Humphrey Greenwood Medal A good turnout of 14 players for what must be the

best value-for-money course in the area. We were greeted by the greenest course we have encountered since the start of the heat wave with well grassed fairways and greens in excellent condition. Neil Carter was really on form today, shooting a two over par front nine before running into problems after a thunderstorm delayed play for about 15 minutes. Wet conditions were obviously unusual resulting in a few unnecessary dropped shots. Mention must also be made of Patrick Kelly who also shot a subpar round off his 1 handicap. On the trip back to the Ranch, many golfers expressed their desire to return to this venue soon. Results: 1st - Neil Carter (16) 66 net 2nd - Patrick Kelly (1) 69 3rd - Mashi Kaneta (16) 73 Near Pins: Geoff Cox, Neil Carter, Patrick Kelly

Green Valley – Stableford We had a very good field of 40 golfers signed up for the 11th Phantom Golf Cup which was played at Green Valley with an excellent green fee rate of 700 baht negotiated by “The Donkey”. 10:40 am was the earliest tee time we could get but it seemed to suit most and we got our first four ball away about 10 minutes ahead of schedule in fine but hot conditions. The golf course was in terrific condition, although some greens appeared to be a bit on the slow side. Despite the recent lack of rains, the fairways were mostly very green and lush. Teeing off went very smoothly and the tenth group teed off right on time at 10:35am. The pace of the field was excellent and most groups finished their rounds in around four hours with most golfers looking the worse for wear after the oppressive playing conditions which probably contributed to the fairly poor scores for many. We had two flights with A Flight for handicaps 0 to 18 playing Stableford, off the white tees and B Flight for golfers with handicaps of 19 and over playing Stableford also off the white tees, there were three places in each flight. As usual, there were technical prizes for the two flights on all holes – eight for A Flight and eight for B Flight with a special prize for combined A and B Flights on the third hole which was nearest the keg on the fairway with the winner taking the prize of the contents of the keg to be consumed at Touch A Go-Go on LK Metro.. The A Flight winner was Brian Talbot with 38 points, and last month’s A Flight winner Peter Hynard

Phil Davies & Christian Boysen with Sisters Nim & New St. came second with 35 points. In third place came Mark “Coops” Cooper with 34 points. B Flight was well won by Larry Gibb who scored 39 points, with Darren Boyle coming second with 36 points and Tony “Captain” Cook was third with 35 points. The “nearest the keg” prize was won by big Phil Davies who, would you believe, does not drink but rest assured that Phil will take a bunch of mates down to Touch A Go-Go within the next few days to “empty the keg”. Results: A Flight – 0 to 18 1st – Brian Talbot (14) - 38 points 2nd – Peter Hynard (14) - 35 points 3rd - Mark Cooper (13) - 34 points B Flight – 19 & over 1st – Larry Gibb (21) - 39 points 2nd – Darren Boyle (20) 36 points 3rd - Tony Cook (28) - 35 points It had been yet another successful monthly tournament with a good low season field and all enjoyed the golf course particularly at the very good price that we were able to obtain. We had

a terrific buffet meal back at the Phantom Bar. Thanks to Colin Davis of Colin’s Golf Bar for that, and also many thanks to Christian Boysen and Neil Smith of the Phantom Bar for sponsoring the event. We would also wish to thank Prince of India Restaurant, Colin’s Golf Bar and Hotel Dania plus my old mate Jason McDonald of Touch A Go-Go for helping us with sponsorship. Next month’s tournament will be held at Burapha Golf Course on Wednesday, June 1st, with a special green fee rate of 750 baht, so get in early for that one. 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 in Soi Buakhow at 8 am with transport departing at 8:30 am. Breakfast is now available at the Phantom Bar from 7:30 am onwards. For bookings or more information, contact Peter on 080 635 1386 or email to petermalcolmblackburn@ gmail.com

John Davis Smooth as Silky Silky Oak – St With the hot weather in full swing and taking advantage of a Sports Day price, the Tropical Golfers headed out to Silky Oak. Most people were happy to go to a “carts required” course and take it a little easier for a change. There is a lot going on now but still 14 dedicated golfers showed up.

Winner John Davis and 2nd place Tom Herrington congratulate each other

Silky Oak is overall in fair-to-good condition, and the greens are in fine shape. It’s clear, the place could use some rain – who doesn't - but balls in the fairway were generally on grass. Silky Oak is an interesting but fair test of skill, strategy, and mental dexterity. The course is not as hard as it looks – and that is where it can be deceiving! It forces self doubt on what are really straight forward holes. Stay in control and you can score there. Score people did! The scores were on the high side, and many people with 36-38 points expecting some reward were disappointed. John Davis (h'cap 15) continued his streak of impressive golf with a sky high 42 points! Excellent golf, John! Tom Herrington (15) carded a fine 40 points to take second place honors, and Peter Barry (18) was next with 39 points. Remember when playing Silky that you need to keep your head about you as the competition will be tough. Near Pins: Tom Herrington, Graham Buckingham, Barry Elphick, Brian Parish, Brian Gabe


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You & Your Pets

Rising Temperatures; Rising Pet Deaths Pattaya temperatures have been at recent highs for more than a month now. Not much of a problem for most people: We dress appropriately, seek out air-conditioned venues, increase consumption of beverages, etc. Not so for our four-legged friends. A growing number of dogs and cats are succumbing to the ravages of scorching temperatures. Dogs and cats don’t have the option of shedding their fur or insisting on A/C or demanding fresh water. Making matters worse, their ability to cool down is limited because their sweat glands are primarily in their paws. Our little buddies do what they can to beat the heat by resting in the shade, spreading their bodies out on a cool surface, not exerting themselves, and panting. Note, however, that while it’s quite common for dogs to pant, only extremely heat-stressed cats will pant. So if your cat is panting, you need to be concerned that she is too hot. Cool her off immediately by wetting her fur with cold water, providing cool drinking water, and moving her to a cooler area.

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/

Blackberry

Blackberry is the youngest kitten that we have here at the moment. She is very friendly, full of fun and her mum is KitKat, so we are hoping that someone will choose them as a pair.

KitKat

In dogs, panting is their major cooling technique; not always adequate when temperatures soar. Beyond which, the insulation effect of their fur means they are prime candidates for heat exhaustion, particularly on long walks in the mid-day sun. Don’t. Many dogs die of heat exhaustion and heat stroke at this time of year. What to look for? Sluggishness, very heavy panting, bright red gums, hypersalivation (which can progress to the opposite: dry tacky gums), vomiting or diarrhea, and collapse. In the later stages, death can occur rapidly if not treated in

an emergency animal hospital. Especially prone to heat stroke are overweight pets, flat-faced breeds like pugs and bulldogs, and dogs with dark coats. If you have any suspicion that your dog is showing early signs of heat exhaustion, stop, spray your pet with cool water (NOT ice!), and get him to a clinic. Bottom line: Always ensure that your pet has plenty of fresh water available and a shady spot in which to relax and cool off. Avoid taking your dog on long walks during the hottest periods of the day, and never, ever leave your pet in the car on a hot day.

Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being and perhaps answer some common questions.

Limps and Lungs

Dogs are sometimes taken to the vet for a limp and leave with a diagnosis of lung cancer. What’s the connection? Cancer in the chest area can activate the dog’s leg bones to grow new tissue -- causing swelling and pain in the legs. A more typical symptom of lung cancer is a cough, although about 25 percent of dogs with lung cancer have no symptoms whatsoever until the cancer is detected on a chest X-ray. Once the cancer is treated, the leg problem -- called hypertrophic osteopathy – clears up.

KitKat is one of the most friendly cats that we have ever had. She came to us pregnant and, a few days later, had 3 lovely kittens. They are all grown up and only one is left for adoption. So now it is her turn to find a new home.

Bella and Jacko

This lovely pair have been with us for a while now, Both are friendly and although they are not brother and sister they are soul mates, so we thought it would be great to re-home them together if possible.

Pepe & Ginger Nutz

This handsome pair of ginger boys are both quite shy when they first meet you as they don't get many visitors. But if you stay quietly with them for a while, they will soon befriend you big-time..

Cat Corner Tip Cat Aggression

Going to the Dogs... Ever wonder where you'd end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?

~Robert Brault

If your cat becomes aggressive, call your vet right away. Do not go near a cat that's showing signs like a stiff-legged stance, widened eyes, or growling. Do not touch or approach the cat, even if you have a strong bond with the animal. It's not that your cat has become “mad” or "bad." It may be fearful, stressed or in dire pain. But safety -- for your cat and everyone in your home -- comes first, so get professional help.


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1. Toothed wheels 6. Knotted 10. ___ paper 11. Govt. food-regulating agcy. 12. Noted comet discoverer 13. Outfits 14. Romantic poem 15. Not substantial 17. Percolate 19. DDE’s military arena 20. Author Ferber et al. 22. Name of 28 Across 26. Stimpy’s pal 28. “The ___ King” 29. Fifties music 32. Drunkard 33. Turkey, e.g. 34. Fame 36. C.S.A.’s Robert ___ (2 wds.) 37. Disarranges 38. Yield 39. Enjoyed an Aspen sport

1. Spurred 2. “My Sister ___” 3. Entire amount 4. Parrotfish milieu 5. Current fashion 6. Confusion 7. Egyptian deity 8. Fidgety 9. Courtroom figures (abbr.) 10. The other ones 16. “___ a boy!” 18. Conditionally released 21. Use thread 23. Employ incorrectly 24. Kicked 25. Stakes 27. Standards 29. Distribute 30. TV lawyer Marshall 31. Sneak a look 33. Second mo. 35. 23rd Greek letter

Solution Issue 16

This week’s subject is Films of the 1990s 1. In which film did Susan Sarandon play a nun visiting death row? 2. Whom did Kevin Costner protect in The Bodyguard? 3. Which film had a song Streets of Philadelphia? 4. Which president did Anthony Hopkins play in Amistad? 5. Which king was played by Nigel Hawthorne?

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Answers: 1. Dead Man Walking; 2. Whitney Houston; 3. Philadelphia; 4. John Quincy Adams; 5. George the Third. other

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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: By bad luck; "_____ it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay". First letter: U Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Providing assistance or serving a useful function. First letter: H Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writings, images, sounds or information of any nature by cable, radio, visual, optical or other electromagnetic systems. First letter: T Answer: __________ 4. Definition: 1. An enforceable warranty on the continuing usefulness of a product. 2. An agreement by a third party to a loan transaction to join in the transaction and to be held liable for the money secured by the loan instrument should the principal debtor fail to pay. First letter: G Answer: __________ 5. Definition: The science, art and business of cultivating the soil, producing crops and raising livestock (farming). First letter: A Answer: __________

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Answers: 1. Unfortunately; 2. Helpful; 3. Telecommunications; 4. Guarantee; 5. Agriculture.


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