Volume 15, Issue 19
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Pattaya’S Cashless Future
n a determined attempt to push Thailand towards a society in which hard currency plays little or no physical part, the government has approved the banks’ investment in card acceptance through electronic data capture (EDC). There are currently about 300,000 EDC units in the country, but they only work with chipbased debit and ATM cards. After the shift to microchips from magnetic stripes – all new cards issued from May 15 carry the new technology – the number of EDC machines is expected to grow quickly to two million. Part of the rationale for the changes derives from cost as printing and replacing banknotes is an expensive enterprise. Fund transfers via mobile banking currently cost 10 baht per transaction – 75 million baht in a full year – but will be lower under the new structure. The e-payment programme envisages that people will be able to use their mobile phone numbers or ID or passport numbers to make payments to merchants from October 2016. Commercial
banks will be in charge of registration which customers can do via ATMs, internet banking, mobile banking or by visiting bank branches. Supporters of the plan also stress that electronic payments make it easier to trace tax evasion, money laundering and other crimes as transactions are observable. To encourage cashless banking, commercial banks are expected to reduce the number of ATMs nationwide in order to encourage customers to pay for merchandise or services electronically. At present there are 70,000 ATMs in Thailand with a reduction to 30,000 envisaged during the next two years. A spokesman for Thai bankers said, “Card acceptance must be in place in every province. Moreover, the government should motivate the use of debit cards and EDC registration by offering incentives to both individuals and small- or medium-sized businesses. ATMs dispensing cash will eventually be replaced.” But experts agree that cash-based transactions will
have a longer life in tourist spots such as Pattaya. This is because most foreign tourists are likely to fight shy of the registration system and the unknown charges of paying in a foreign currency. “Pattaya in particular has a long way to go because so many small transactions are done by short-stay visitors,” said a local banker. “There is also a lot of mistrust of card transactions for bigger transactions such as the purchase of a new car or a property. It is still almost universal to require customers to bring huge wads of cash for such purchases. There is still a lot of suspicion about largescale cashless transactions.”
In any case, there remain substantial doubts whether Thailand is ready for the national e-payment master plan. The biggest concern revolves around the lack of sufficient security measures to protect account holders from the unauthorized use of accounts and to prevent system errors, fraud and growing cyber-threats such as hacking, phishing and denial of service attacks. A national e-payment system will require the creation of a central repository of the personal data of the vast majority of the population. But criminals might attempt to circumvent the system by use of anonymous payment Continued on page 6
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News Motorbike gang broken up Gold necklaces targeted
Banglamung police have arrested six youths, aged 15-17, on suspicion that they have been involved in motorbike thefts including spare parts. Apparently, there have been numerous complaints that motorbikes disappeared overnight from the car parks of apartments
and condominiums. The boys cannot be named for legal reasons but are thought to have been responsible for at least 15 thefts. The motorbikes are now at Banglamung police station and owners can reclaim their property provided they have the required documentation.
Another gambling arrest
Chinese tourist Guowei Shi, 52, complained to police that she had been assaulted and robbed of a necklace worth 100,000 baht in front of a restaurant on Pattaya Third Road. She stated she was a member of a tour group when someone on a motorbike suddenly appeared and snatched her jewelry. Police said they would inspect the CCTV footage, assuming there is any, to try to ascertain if any relevant information is forthcoming.
Police from Pattaya headquarters raided an apartment on Soi 9, Central Pattaya, and found seven gamblers of both sexes indulging in a game of cards. The owner-occupier of the room, Sucahrt Sarape, 42, confessed that his friends played cards there as they were night workers who became bored in the day. Several packs of cards and the sum of 40 baht were taken away as evidence, whilst the gamblers were fined a nominal sum. The activities in the room had been heard by a neighbour who called the police as she was annoyed by the loud noises.
Wife severs penis in rage
A Thai man screamed in agony when his wife severed his private parts with a knife after becoming convinced he was having an affair. Sawangboriboon volunteers arrived at the house in Naklua to find him in great agony and holding a bag of ice close to the large wound. They rushed him to Banglamung Hospital but doctors said it was too early to state whether or not his manhood could be reattached in working order. Throughout the rescue operation, the wife kept staring vacantly at her spouse; she was taken for questioning by investigators.
Fire strikes Pattaya Discovery Beach Hotel
The Chic Tower of Pattaya Discovery Beach Hotel caught fire sparked in the power control room. The flames spread to air-conditioning pipes before the overhead water sprinklers were set off and the Pattaya Fire Department arrived to control the flames. Napaht Thitirotnawat, hotel director, said that there was not much damage.
road accident Chinese tourist drowns Serious near Big C Extra
A Chinese national identified as Mu Han, aged 20, died in the Adriatic Palace Hotel swimming pool at a time when management had closed off the area for the night and the pool was in darkness. The wife said that she and her husband were on honeymoon in Pattaya and did not realize the pool was closed at the time. Staff said they rushed to the area after hearing a woman scream. The body was taken for autopsy and the Chinese embassy informed.
Police rushed to the area of Big C Extra in Central Pattaya after a motorbike driver crashed into a bus as the larger vehicle was attempting a u-turn. The motorbike rider Penipa Kuiapai, 21, was badly injured and rushed to the Memorial Hospital. Several bus passengers were also slightly injured. Observers said the bus was turning with a green traffic light when the motorbike suddenly appeared.
Brit drugs, robs Italian man
Italian Luca Viggiani was drugged and robbed of valuables worth 700,000 baht, according to Pol. Lt. Col. Somkid Sitthisart. The assailant was identified as British citizen Irfan Asaf. Earlier, Luca reportedly lost his investment of 2 million baht, which Irfan claimed he could recover by paying police 600,000 baht. The 44-year-old Italian agreed and, en route to the police station with the money, he was drugged by the Brit. While unconscious, Luca was robbed of the money as well as his 100,000-baht Rolex watch.
Four-car crash in North Pattaya
A four-car pileup in North Pattaya, near the Roong Reuang bus station, resulted in one death and one injury, according to Pol. Captain Niwat Pengkhaen. The Sawangboriboon volunteers attended to the injured person. The dead man, 26-year old Arthit Sukhon, reportedly was thrown from his car when he lost control while driving at high speeds.
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News Brit arrested for practicing law illegally
ASEAN science conference at Ambassador City
The 16th ASEAN Conference of Clinical Laboratory Sciences in conjunction with the 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of Association of Medical Technologists of Thailand (AMTT) at the Ambassador City Hotel Pattaya focused on health and well-being in 21st century. The biennial conference seeks to foster
medical laboratory sciences in the ASEAN region, promote cooperation in scientific exchange among the ASEAN countries, establish a closer professional and personal rapport amongst members, and help establish and formulate policies for attaining the highest possible level of the practice.
The Orient Express Free Concert Kevin Harper, a 66-year-old Britain, has been arrested for illegally practicing law in Pattaya. Police apprehended the suspect in his office at the British Law Co., Ltd., while Harper was counseling a foreign client. In addition to being charged with working in a restricted profession that prohibits aliens, Harper was cited for operating an unregistered law office and for misleading the public. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to a term in prison. Evidence centered around a YouTube video in which the accused promoted his legal skills and services to the public, it was revealed at a meeting at the Magna Carta Law
Office in South Pattaya with Magna Carta CEO Chalmermwat Wimuktayon, who also is chairman of the Pattaya Lawyers Association, cooperating with various government officials. When the suspect was interrogated, he acknowledged that he was, indeed, the person in the promotional video. Police searched Harper’s Third Road offices and collected a number of documents and bank accounts. Leading the search were Chakorn Kanjanawatta, chief of Banglamung District Office, Major Somkiat Sumkrang of Nawamindhachini Army base in Banglamung, Army Pol. Lt. Rattapong Tiasud, and secretary of the Lawyers Council Pattaya, Puntawat Pimsakun.
Don’t Miss! The Orient Express performance on Sunday, June 19 at 7 to 9 pm. at Royal Garden Plaza .The Orient Express is one of the U.S. Seventh Fleet Band’s popular music groups. They are a high energy rock-and-roll band that performs a wide range of music from the 1960s to today’s most popular hits. The ensemble has been featured throughout the Indo-AsiaPacific region, thrilling audiences wherever it goes. Their energetic performances are sure to add excitement
to any event! Seventh Fleet Band’s popular music ensemble Orient Express
traveled to Pattaya as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2016.
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US officials visit Sattahip Tourism plan unfolded US Senate officials, led by Robert Porter, made a courtesy call to the Sattahip naval base and Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Chatchawan Meesawat. The purpose was to strengthen ties between
the two countries and to enhance understanding about the navies of the respective countries. It is now US policy to pivot to Southeast Asia because of the importance of the area in the 21st century world.
Santana Mekavarakul celebrates 80 years Surat Mekavarakul, managing director of Mike Group, led family members in celebrating his mothers 80thbirthday. The event for Santana Mekavarakul, chairperson of Mike Group, was held at Mike Shopping Mall. In attendance were government officials, business leaders, members of Thai Red Cross Banglamung, women development groups and distinguished guests who donated 200,000 baht for the Thai Red Cross Banglamung and Chonburi Hospital.
The Tourism Association of Thailand organized a seminar at the Hilton Hotel in Pattaya to plan a development paper for the next five years. There was much attention paid to measuring tourism quality and improving the image of the country in the eyes of the world. Over 50 tourism officials attended the workshop and gave their feedback from their contacts in local areas of the realm.
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News Disease control highlighted
The Surveillance and Rapid Response Health Team held their fifth annual party in the presence of Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. The group, with nearly 200 members, prepares and distributes
monthly reports about health issues, including epidemics, which afflict local communities. It also offers advice on healthy living and the avoidance of common infections.
‘Clean Food Good Taste’
The city’s tourism and sports committee, in the presence of senior health officers, visited The Harbour Mall in Central Pattaya and awarded good marks to 90 percent of the 59 restaurants and food outlets checked.
Buppha Songsakulchai, from the health department, said he was impressed by the quality of service and the health safety approach of most of the businesses in the mall.
Lanna Expo Caravan 2016
ATM cards change Some 60 million magnetic-stripe ATM and debit cards issued by Thai banks and circulating in the market are being upgraded to chipembedded cards, a process already underway and lasting until 2019 as cards expire. However, the vast majority of cards are already embedded, but the withdrawal machines will still support the magnetic stripe variety for another three years provided they are not lost or expire. Thailand is actually the third country in the ASEAN region to have mandatory chipembedment after Malaysia and Singapore. It is argued that the new type will be less open to skimming and other types of fraud. But a further reason for the change, according to bankers, is the slow migration from a cash-based society under the central bank’s e-payment policy. Facilitating the move to a cashless era would help reduce operating costs when managing cash. Actually the number of banknotes printed by the Bank of Thailand fell to 2 billion last year from around 3 billion in 2014. This move illustrates how the cashless society is beginning slowly to take root. Even though the banks have spent a great deal of money updating their machines to chip-embedded, they say that current fee rates will remain unchanged. Most Thai banks have around 10 million ATM and debit cards in circulation. The robots are coming Automation, which can mean fewer errors and higher quality in producing goods and services, is a great thing. But the downside is that the process can reduce labour. Technology has already done away with many jobs as instanced by robots operating trucks in some mines and corporate litigation software which can replace workers who used to sift and categorize thousands of documents. Big banks have slashed thousands of jobs in recent years as businesses such as bond trading have become less profitable. Under pressure to boost profits, banks are increasingly turning to technology to help them shed labour costs. And there are lots more to come. There is currently the prospect of driverless cars to name but one example, the consequences of which are still being debated for those who currently earn their living sitting behind a wheel. One of the biggest causes of the stagnation of middle class wages, a bone of contention in the UK and the US in particular, is essentially because of clever computer programs. However, the optimists say that the real revolution in computers and jobs is some decades away. In the meantime, computer savvy individuals can boost their income by operating freelance sites or by teaching novices on the internet. In order words, don’t villainise technology too soon as it also creates a whole load of opportunities out there. North Korean paradox It’s something of a paradox that, whilst North Korea has at last moved against smoking by discouraging it in advertisements and restricting it in the workplace, dictator Kim Jong-un is still seen in state media puffing away merrily. Mind you, he has probably found out the secret of how to avoid catching lung cancer but will keep the information to himself so as not to influence public opinion. Nothing is impossible for the Kim family. After all, the current dictator’s father allegedly once sacked his spokesman for claiming that Kim Jong-il had three holes in one on his very first trip to a golf club. The number of holes in one was actually eight. But no visual record of this particular triumph has survived.
Puttipong Sirimart, Chiang Mai deputy governor, led the opening ceremony of Lanna Expo Caravan 2016 along with Montri Piyakul, head of Chiang Mai Tourism and Sports, at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Promoting
Chiang Mai as well as Lampun, Lampang and Mae Hong Sorn, the Expo and its 40 participating vendors sought to lure tourists to the northern provinces and promote accommodations, tours, food and other revenue generators.
World Environment Day
Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wuttisak Leamkitjakarn led locals and students in releasing more than 51,000 sea creature into the waters off Jomtien Beach to celebrate World Environment Day. The animals
were donated by Rayong Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Center to help increase marine life population. Participants also cleaned the beach and collected garbage.
Ageing Thailand Thai families are increasingly having to bear the costs of caring for elderly relatives who can no longer look after themselves as the Thai population ages faster than any other ASEAN country. The country’s working-age population is expected to shrink by 11 percent over the next 20 years. The rising cost of care is an additional burden to households struggling with record levels of debt that is a drag on consumption and is stunting the economy. A culture of filial piety, in which families feel obliged to care for the elderly, means more often than not absorbing the expense of looking after parents and grandparents. A poor savings culture has left many people ill-prepared to help themselves financially in old age. The only bright spot is that the cost of looking after a relative with, say, dementia and diabetes is a lot lower in rural areas than in urban sprawls such as Bangkok or Pattaya. Embassy postbag Readers have submitted a number of queries on embassies. The British embassy does not now publish a local Pattaya contact number and you have to contact officials at the main Bangkok number 02 305 8333... So far as we know, Pattaya does not have an authorized translation service from Swedish to English or to Thai and the local Swedish consulate refers enquirers to Bangkok... Neither embassies nor the Thai authorities publish a record of the total of farang deaths in Pattaya (or any other city) but it’s much higher than the cases mentioned in the local press as most foreigners die an unpublicized death in hospital... Increasingly, embassies in Bangkok do not provide a walk-in service and you have to book an appointment online well in advance.
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News Pattaya’S Cashless Future Continued from page 1 means such as Bitcoins. Other concerns are that many low-income people have little understanding of sophisticated e-payment systems which would make them susceptible to cyberthreats. Critics also say that the infrastructure is not yet in place to provide a fully stable internet connection countrywide, which may hinder its use in rural or outlying areas. In other words,
there needs to be a massive public education campaign boosted by security measures, proper data management and equal broadband access. Some observers say that e-payments should be a priority in remote areas as there is often a lack of physical banks even to perform traditional functions. At the moment, there is no clarity on whether account holders or financial institutions will bear the risks associated with fraudulent transactions or identity theft of a credit card.
The cashless society requires a huge investment to develop security measures, to install complex software and to train both traditional bank staff and potential users. If the regulations are not sufficiently well thought out, people may end up not using the system at all for fear of security flaws and invasion of privacy by the government. Consequently, there is no threat to the livelihood of the 200 or so money changers and exchange bureaux in the greater Pattaya area. Not yet anyway.
New Police Chief visits District Officer Pol. Col. Apichai Krobpetch, new commander of Pattaya Police Station, together with Pol. Lt. Col. Vasuwat Chotichuang visited Chakorn Kanchanawatta, Banglamung district office to introduce themselves. Among his goals, said Apichai, is to improve current rules and regulations, minimize traffic problems and suppress crime.
Fix IT centre opens A-One Pattaya at Baan Kru
Boonchoo for Special Children
Thatsanee Maneenate, human resources manager of A-One Pattaya, led the hotel’s management and staff in donating food, 200 blankets and 5,000 baht to Baan Kru Boonchoo for Special Children.
The donations were accepted by Boonchoo Muangmaithong. The Sattahip-based shelter, established in 2012, is in dire need for donations. To help, call Baan Kru Boonchoo on 089 809 5279.
Tara Pattana International School Summer Fete Sattahip Technology College and municipality officers have come up with a new plan to ensure that students fulfill an important community role. They will repair motorbikes and replace old parts for free while they gain expertise which could be useful in their adult life. So far the college reports the students are busy from morning until dusk. It is not known how long the centre, based in the college, will remain open.
Ladyboy steals necklace from Dane
Two katoey stole a 40,000-baht necklace from a Danish tourist on Naklua Road. The victim, 52-year-old Tommy Walther Larsson, said he was walking past the Lodge Hotel when approached by two ladyboys. While hugging Larsson, the assailants snatched his necklace and fled, according to Pol. Capt. Panlop Rhingrhord, deputy suppression inspector.
A number of students, parents and teachers participated in the Tara Pattana International School’s Summer Fete, which featured arts and crafts, live student performances, a football
match, singing contest, lucky draw, games and a bazaar. The event sought to encourage teachers, staff, students and parent to strengthen their camaraderie.
ISOC Chonburi reclaims land
Col. Thatsanai Prathumthong, associate director of Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), Chonburi, led the confiscation of land in a mangrove forest project in Nong Mai Daeng and Ban Suan. The National Council for Peace and Order
assigned ISOC and the Ministry of Natural Resources to handle the case of forest invaders accused of causing the deterioration of the forest and its resources. Guidelines have been designed on protecting further destruction in the next 10 years.
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News Japan, the Philippines, and Thailand Reign at 2016 Laguna Phuket Marathon Koji Nishizawa from Japan won the 2016 Laguna Phuket, besting defending champ Mario Maglinao from the Philippines in the men’s 42 km marathon, finishing in 02:37:53h while the Philippines’ Lany Cardona won the women’s division in 03:23:00h. Neil Pearson from the United Kingdom finished second in the men’s marathon in 02:47:16h followed by Mario Maglinao coming in at 02:49:54h, breaking his 2:55:35h record from 2015. In the women’s marathon, Thailand’s Wilaiwan Kumpituk came in at 03:24:33h and Xiomara Templeton, from the USA, placed third in 03:31:10h. The Philippines dominated the 21 km half marathon races, taking four of the top six spots. The winner of the half marathon men’s race was Richard Salano from the Philippines, who finished in 01:15:18h, followed by Australia’s Chris Truscott in 01:16:56h and Gregg Vincent Osorio from the Philippines in 01:19:05h. In the women’s half marathon race Singapore’s Vivian Tang led the pack in 01:27:11h while defending women’s half marathon champ Christabel Martes from the Philippines followed in 01:28:13h and Jho-An Banayag, also from the Philippines, placed third in 01:29:17h.
Thai runners ruled the 10.5 km half marathon that took place in the late afternoon of June 4 with Phuket son Rattakarn Lamanee winning the 10.5 km male race in 00:37:56h and Wilaiwam Kumpituk winning the women’s race, finishing in 00:41:49h. Also participating in the 10.5km run was Babu Seenappa, running wunderkind and youth advocate for children living with HIV/AIDS. Babu finished the 10.5 km run in 00:51:55h. Overall the 2016 Laguna Phuket Marathon attracted over 6,000 participants from 54 countries, making this year the first time the event has broken the 6,000 entry mark, as well as setting new records for entries in each race distance. This year was also the first time that the races took place over a course of two days, solidifying the event as
Asia’s largest destination marathon. The 2 km Kids’s Run, 5 km Run and Walk, and 10.5 km Run saw runners running into the sunset on Saturday June 4, while the half marathon and marathon runners had an early start at 4:30 am and 5:30 am, respectively, on Sunday morning, running into the sunrise. The Laguna Phuket Marathon is a fun, family-oriented marathon that focuses on athlete experience and offering everyone from 0-99 years old a chance to participate in the races. The 2017 Laguna Phuket Marathon will be held on June 3-4, 2017. Registration for the 2017 event with super early bird entry fee opens now on www.phuketmarathon. com and www.gotorace.com. More information about the Laguna Phuket Marathon is available at 02 2362931-2.
Marking World No-Tobacco Day 2016 Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Chatchawal Supachayanont led the City of Pattaya, hotel staff and management, Sunday Bike Club, friends and associates including Thai Airways International Pattaya Office in marking World NoTobacco Day held on the resort grounds. The event started with the Pao Bun Jin show that illustrated the bad effects that smoking can do to one’s health. The hotel’s DFiT
fitness team also performed an aerobic dance after which Chatchawal handed out certificates of commendation to the staff who have quit smoking. Cycling for Health followed which covered 28 kilometers starting from Beach Road to Jomtien district to raise awareness on the importance of physical exercise and workout while saying no to tobacco consumption.
Snap Judgment Perils of Booze It is, of course, possible to exaggerate the importance of alcohol when discussing road accidents or violent crime. Many road accidents are caused by poor driving, whether caused by ignorance or intent, with everyone involved being perfectly sober. Also relevant are cars, motorbikes and lorries being driven whilst in poor condition with, for example, worn tires or literally-exhausted engines or brakes. Refusal to observe safety precautions, including not wearing a seat belt or a helmet, must also be brought into the equation. Here, in Pattaya, there are far more helmet-less motorbike drivers to be seen in the mornings than in the afternoons. This is because of the perceived reality that the police are not active at breakfast time. All that said, alcohol is still the culprit in too many cases involving injury and death. When a gang of toughs viciously attacked three British tourists in Hua Hin a couple of months ago, drink was blamed on the fact that extreme violence was used on a very flimsy excuse. The same claim was apparently made by a group of louts who beat to death a man delivering bread and by a tourist who killed a transvestite simply because she had suggested an intimacy which was not to his liking. Drink is also the excuse in road accidents, although in these cases there may be independent proof such as the results of a breath test or a doctor’s report. But even here, there are pressures to falsify or distort the findings. Recently a 23-year old farang was killed in a motorbike accident when he was driving too fast in the wrong direction on a one way street. The immediate post-mortem examination showed that he had consumed at least 15 bottles of beer before mounting his motorbike, which was far more powerful than any similar machine offered for rent in his European home. Yet the report issued to the insurance company made no mention of alcohol abuse. Why? Presumably because a true finding would have invalidated the policy to cover cremation costs and the cost of a new bike. Hopefully, this kind of malpractice is extremely rare, though it does indicate the sort of pressure a doctor may have to resist. In other words, booze is still seen by the authorities and many members of the public as an unfortunate and chance contributor to human misery. In the Songkran attack in Hua Hin, four men in their 20s punched and kicked unconscious a British couple in their late 60s as well as their 43-year old son. The police said that the son accidentally bumped into one of the men, leading to an argument. In another incident, a group of six youths allegedly beat up and stabbed to death a handicapped man who had the gall to answer back when taunted by the gang because of his disability. These cases were admittedly extreme examples, but there must be thousands of minor incidents of a similar ilk happening annually throughout the country. We all know the effects of alcohol which include diminished judgment, a false sense of well-being or even invincibility, a lowering of inhibitions. Amongst a group of drinkers, with peer group pressures playing a large part, including the “one for the road” theme, the influence of drink becomes ever stronger with the result that people are goaded into behavior that they would otherwise shun. Thus, rapists commonly claim that their unwelcome attentions were the consequence of having had one-too-many. Whether judges in court take such defences into consideration is a matter for speculation. One sincerely hopes that they do not. In Thailand, there has been some restriction on the advertizing of alcohol and, where it is allowed, there are often warnings about the dangers of consuming too much liquor. Brewers prefer this sort of self-censorship rather than being forced to comply with a wide-ranging law. But such warnings are routinely ignored as everybody knows. Add to this the fact that Thailand has just about the highest consumption rate of alcohol in the ASEAN region. On average, Thais drink 7 litres of pure alcohol a year which is the equivalent of 226 bottles of beer or 25 bottles of spirits. Some commentators suggest that these figures from the Centre for Alcohol Studies in Thailand actually understate the real position. The response of the government has always been, and still is, to pile on all the rules and regulations on the hours and places booze can be sold, on the minimum age limit and on the alcohol content listed on every bottle sold. The current government revived an old martiallaw era decision to restrict the sale of booze to a few hours in the afternoon and in the evening. Also, it is technically illegal to purchase a drink between the hours of 2 and 5 pm although it is OK to consume provided the purchase was made before 2 pm. Yet all these rules and regulations can hardly succeed if people continue to believe that being drunk is a fair excuse for all manner of deviant behavior. When people want to break the law or behave badly, the main hesitation is likely to be whether they will be caught or suffer unwelcome consequences any time soon. Everybody accepts that the police operating roadblocks and using breath tests are a disincentive to drinking and driving. But that is hardly enough. There has to be a sea change in the way people perceive alcohol abuse. When the blood begins to boil, impaired judgment can lead to the most awful consequences.
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Where’s our bridge? by Derek Franklin
There was a time, not too long in the distant past, when crossing from one side of Sukhumvit Road to the other was not a life-threatening task. A few short years ago the road was just four lanes wide, two going in each direction, with a wide grass verge running down the middle. Cars were fewer in number, and crossing the road, even for a person with a disability, was easy to do. But as Pattaya increased in size, and the number of cars on the road has almost doubled in recent years, Sukhumvit was widened to become eight lanes. A new overpass was built and a road tunnel is currently under construction, which has meant that getting from one side to the other is today almost impossible.
Near the junction of Pattaya Klang, outside School No. 5, there is a pedestrian bridge which is used by hundreds, if not thousands each day, but if you have a disability, use a wheelchair or are missing a lower limb, how do you get to the other side? Not too long ago representatives from the Ministry of Transport visited Pattaya, and in particular they visited the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities. With much fanfare in front of the local and national press it was announced, and promised, that an accessible bridge would be constructed outside the Father Ray Foundation. An electric lift would carry people up to the bridge where they would then wheel
themselves, or walk, across a bridge and then back into a lift to take them down. Since the announcement the students at the school have heard nothing; no start date, no designs, no plans, not even an apology for a delay in the work starting. So to remind the people at the Ministry of Transport of their promise, the students recently held a demonstration on Sukhumvit Road, and in front of the local and national media. Wheelchair users showed how difficult it is to climb the stairs on Sukhumvit Road’s only foot bridge in the city centre. Not just going up, but also coming down the other side. Most people can barely maneuver the pavements
A new army of fans Anyone who spends any amount of time here in Thailand will soon realise that Thais are obsessed with football, or soccer to our American friends. Pattaya is home to several football clubs, both Thai and foreign, with the most well known being Pattaya United, currently languishing in the lower half of the Thai Premier League. Pattaya City F.C., who presently play in Division two, may not be as popular as their Premier League city mates, but the team, formerly known as Sriracha FC, has recently gained several hundred new fans, most of them from the Father Ray Foundation. Owner of Pattaya City FC, Poonpol Kamuttira, recently
visited the Foundation to pledge his support by offering all revenue from the sale of tickets at the club’s home games, which are currently being played at Nongprue two Stadium, just off Siam Country Road. Following the announcement, and at the team’s next home game, several vehicles arrived at the stadium from the Father Ray Children’s Home, Special Needs Center, Vocational School for People with Disabilities and the School for the Blind all full of Pattaya City FC’s new fans. The students from the School for the Blind were selected to be the local team’s match mascots, which may be a first in the world of football, and then they sat in
by Derek Franklin
the grandstand as their teacher giving a commentary as they game was played. But the local fans were out numbered by the visiting supporters who had traveled for many hours along the coast to Pattaya. They cheered, booed, banged drums, waved flags, shouted abuse at the referee and were as devoted as any supporter of an English Premier or La Liga team. The local team may have been playing on their home ground, but the team from Trat was just too good and they won the match two goals to one. Nongprue two Stadium may not be as big as Wembley in London, San Siro in Milan or Madrid’s Bernabeu, but what it lacks in size it makes up in enthusiasm and passion.
of Sukhumvit, never mind attempt to climb s tairs with a disability and with a wheelchair. It wasn’t too long ago that most people living with a disability would be expected to stay at home, not go to school, to college or to university. It
was expected that they would not do much with their lives, becoming reliant and a burden on family members. But today things have changed. People with a disability want to be educated, they want to be independent, they want to be equal and
they want to be able to cross Sukhumvit Road in safety. We can only hope the current Minister of Transport was watching the news channels when this story was aired. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email email@example.com
International Day of Yoga Pattaya 2016 by Derek Franklin
In 2014 at a meeting of the United National General Assembly, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, suggested the date of June 21 to be known as International Day of Yoga. Six months later, a record 175 member states adopted the proposal and the first International Day of Yoga was celebrated on June the 21 2015. This inaugural event saw people in more than one hundred nations taking part, with more than thirty five
thousand people in New Delhi participating in what became the largest ever yoga class. This year, 2016, International Day of Yoga will be celebrated here in Pattaya, on the afternoon of Tuesday June 21 at the sunken plaza at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. The event starts from 4:30 pm, and includes an opening ceremony with VIP guests, a performance of Fly Yoga and a community yoga class which it is hoped that several hundred yoga enthusiasts will attend. This is an event not only
for yoga devotees, but one for the whole community, Thai and foreign, young and old, male and female, rich and poor. It is free for everyone, though a donation is requested, and optional, and which will be donated to the Father Ray Foundation, Pattaya’s largest charitable organization. This will be the second International Day of Yoga, and an oppor tunity for everyone here in Pattaya to join together to celebrate this ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice.
Lamborghini Club (Thailand) together with Royal Cliff Hotels and Niche Cars Group Support Father Ray Foundation Lamborghini Club (Thailand) and the Royal Cliff Hotels Group led by Mana Trongkamolthum, Lamborghini Club Thailand's president (4th left) and Vitanart Vathanakul, executive director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group (2nd right), donated 200,000 baht to Father Pattarapong Srivorakul, president the Father Ray Foundation (3rd right), showing strong support for the children’s education program. The event was held at the Royal Opal Theatre of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel in Pattaya.
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New MG6 Turbo 1.8X Sunroof
Marvelous BBQ Seafood Buffet at InterContinental Pattaya Resort
Retune Yourself @Rock Spa Pattaya
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City Garden Tropicana holds completion party
Breeze Spa at Amari Pattaya introduces new treatments with Murad products
Leading Pattaya property developer Global Top Group held a grand celebration to mark the completion and opening of its luxurious tropical lifestyle condominium City Garden Tropicana. City Garden Tropicana is the fourth and latest completed project of Global Top Group, which currently has seven outstanding projects under its brand. Located in a tranquil area on Naklua Soi 16/1, a short distance from the shops and attractions and with easy access to Wongamat Beach, the eight-storey condominium consists of 188 units in a captivating
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As part of an ongoing commitment to explore the best treatments and products, Breeze Spa announced its new partnership with Murad, the cosmeceutical line by leading American dermatologist, Dr Howard Murad. Combining Murad’s allinclusive approach to resolving skin issues through innovative science and Breeze Spa’s wellhoned techniques, the partnership introduced five new and exclusive facial treatments designed for a wide range of skin concerns. Each of the treatments utilise Murad products and Breeze Spa’s expertise to address issues such as dehydration, lack of radiance, sunburn, hyperpigmentation and signs of ageing. Amari Pattaya organized the Breeze Spa and Murad Workshop to mark the launch of the new line of
facial treatments. Spokespersons from Breeze Spa, ONYX Hospitality Group and Dr. Murad revealed the selection of products used in the exclusive treatments and their benefits. The Hydration Facial Treatment aims to reinvigorate dry and tired skin, providing the ultimate
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Hilton Pattaya Participates in Hilton Worldwide’s Largest Annual Global Career Initiative
Hilton Pattaya has taken part in Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, Hilton Worldwide’s annual global career event showcasing the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry for young people. Last month, Hilton Worldwide hotels and corporate offices around the globe hosted hundreds of events to inform those looking for employment about the exciting and diverse career opportunities in the hospitality industry. This initiative is a part of Hilton Worldwide’s Open Doors commitment, which aims to positively impact at least one million young people by 2019 and better prepare them to reach their full potential. Hilton Pattaya recently hosted Careers at Hilton Live event
that brought 55 students from Burapha University to this openhouse activity. This year the students get to have the hands on experience and get to work together with team members. The students were assigned to four different departments including Housekeeping where they had a chance to do cleaning and make up rooms, F&B Service where they learnt to be a bartender by making mocktail, set up tables and carrying plates to guests, and learned how to cook and prepare their own Thai set lunch with a professional kitchen team and to greet guests at the front desk and answering calls at Magic call center. They also visited the Engineering department for a short tour. Moreover, the HR team also gave advice on how to write a
CV and also allowed students to practice their answers to the questions they’re most likely to be asked in a job interview. Rudolf Troestler, general manager, said “Young people continue to face challenging employment prospects, so it is more important than ever to make sure they receive information and advice about the options available and the skills and attributes they will need once they embark on their chosen careers” For more information about Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, visit www.hiltonwordwide.com/youth. For information on job opportunities with Hilton Worldwide, visit http://jobs.hiltonworldwide.com/.
The Baraquda Pool Party Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort is too hot to handle Pattaya plants Mangrove trees
Hotel Baraquda Pattaya – MGallery by Sofitel once again held a cool pool party, this time with the concept of “Too Hot to Handle”. For only 300 baht entry fee including a free drink and a choice of freshly grilled BBQ favorites, revelers enjoyed an afternoon-to-night party kept alive with the eclectic sounds of DJs Vladi, Aaron James and Katze. Entertainment from hot six-pack guys and gorgeous girls added heat and sizzle to the party. Four partygoers also received food and accommodation vouchers from the lucky draw. Watch out for the next event on Hotel Baraquda Pattaya’s party calendar or contact 038 769 999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart, general manager, along with hotel management and staff recently joined a mangrove tree planting activity at the Nature Education Center for Mangrove Conservation and Ecotourism in Chonburi welcomed by Tanaphat Intanakornsakul, assistant chief of the Nature Education Center for Mangrove Conservation and Ecotourism. This activity is as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to help and protect the Thai coastline against erosion to secure this environment as nursery for many species of plants and animals.
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tropical theme setting fitted with European-style kitchen and bathroom. Nearer to nature, City Garden Tropicana has three well-placed swimming pools granting all residents a beautiful scenic view, whilst the rooftop terrace offers outstanding views of Wongamat Beach and The Sanctuary of Truth. Well known for hosting remarkable events in Pattaya, Global Top Group provided a great night with free food and drinks, live band entertainment, and a raffle giving away an Apple Watch, a GoPro camera and a bar of Thai gold to three lucky guests at the completion party.
Yigal Heli, CEO of Global Top Group, was delighted to see all guests, customers, real estate agents and media partners who came to enjoy and celebrate the completion of City Garden Tropicana. With this milestone, Yigal was proud to showcase the quality of the project. Global Top Group also unveiled a special promotion of “Pay 20 percent and move in” for the remaining units in City Garden Tropicana.Units include studios and one- and two-bedrooms ranging in size from 23 to 77 sqm. Show units are available for viewing on the project site. Call 090 741 7417 or visit citygardentropicana.com for more details.
Summer Floats at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
Hotel Promotion Stay Exclusive and Save up to 35% at Holiday Inn Pattaya
Pullman Pattaya Hotel G transformed its beachfront swimming pool area at The Beach Club into a colourful party scene as the hotel organized its first-ever pool party. G Session Summer Floats saw party seekers officially bid farewell to the hot season with actionpacked activities cooling down the summer heat in a pool adorned with fancy floaters and gazing at an
exciting swimwear fashion show featuring the summer collection of international renowned swimwear brand Vilebrequin. The free-entry party also featured a trio of DJs – DJ Ivy, DJ Taey and DJ Benz – and lucky draw prizes including a hotel stay and Vilebrequin swimwear. Call 038 411 940-8 for the next G Session.
Holiday Inn Pattaya offers an exclusive experience than ever, with up to 30% off rates plus an extra 5% for IHG® Rewards Club members. From business trips to weekend getaways, a little extra value goes a long way to making travel more rewarding. Book your next Pattaya getaway direct to hotel website from now until September 15, 2016 for stays between June 1 and September 30. Guests will receive up to 30 percent off room or room with breakfast rates and IHG® Rewards Club members get an extra percent off, on top of free Internet and extended checkout. Save on your stay and stretch the moments at Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call us at 038 725 555 or visit ihg.com/memberexclusive
East Coast Kitchen Open 6.00am - 11.00pm Holiday Inn Pattaya Executive Tower, level 6 Call 038 725 555
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Pattaya Triathlon Long Live The King Super Series 2016
Dusit Thani Pattaya was the host hotel in the recently concluded Pattaya Triathlon Super Series 2016 whose winning triathletes were awarded in the Napalai Convention of the Dusit brand resort. The event lasted the whole day with Mitch Robins emerging as the champion while Fredrik Croneberg and Paul Amey came in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Picture shows (from right): Pin Krasang, hotel director of banquet, GM Chatchawal Supachayanont and Pattaya Mayor Ittiphol Khunplume with HRH Princess Soamsawali Kityakara and HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol who graciously honored the triathlon series awards night ceremony.
70th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok led by Wim N.M. Fagel (5th left), general manager of the hotel, joined hands with the hotel management team and staff to celebrate the 70th anniversary celebrations of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the Throne at Sala Thai, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.
Amari Phuket welcomes UK and Ireland’s Top TV host
Amari Phuket’s representatives, Tipaporn Koonphol, deputy general manager (left) and Penprapa Chooklin, associate director, Marketing Communications (right) welcomed Sabrina Chakici, E! Entertainment’s host in the United Kingdom and Ireland (second from right) and Aimee Le Tourneau, United Kingdom professional photographer (second from left) upon arrival at Amari Phuket for a holiday.
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne on June 9, Somsak Tanruengsri (middle), general manager of Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, led his associates in performing good deeds: making merit and host lunch for disadvantage children, to show their respect, loyalty and gratitude.
Annual fire drill and evacuation training 2016 at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (6th right, 2nd row) general manager along with hotel management and staff recently organized "Annual Fire Drill and Fire Evacuation Practice Training 2016" to make sure high standards of safety awareness and highly trained personnel are maintained and ready to deal promptly with fire emergency situations. The event was successful with good cooperation from the hotel staff of all departments and Suraphol Swadivichien (7th right, 2nd row), head of Pattaya Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and his team to complete this event.
Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Visits Teacher Boonchoo Home for Special Children
Pullman Pattaya Hotel G led by GM Sophon Vongchatchainont paid a visit to the Teacher Boonchoo Home for Special Children. The visit aimed not only to host lunch for gifted children but to look for a location to build a shower room for the new activity center. While the kitchen team was preparing lunch for all kids and caretakers, the G Club and their entertaining team created a fun activity to familiarize and to give laughter to the children. Founded in 2009 by Boonchoo and the gifted children’s parents, Teacher Boonchoo Home for Special Children foundation has now been accommodating 160 gifted children ranged from 4 to 47 years old. The center has expanded in the past years with the support by private sectors. Secluded a few kilometers away from the foundation, a new center will help support a proper space for gifted children’s activities.
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New MG6 Turbo 1.8X Sunroof
BRIT Styled Legendary MG is Back! The new MG6 impresses with maximum de-luxe features, safety and turbo power. Great Britain: Fog, landed gentry, tweed jackets, foxhunting, kidney pie and great motor car brands like Morris Garages, aka “MG” established 1924. This iconic British motor vehicle marque now owned by John K. Lindgren by Chinese SAIC Editor-in-chief: Motor Corp of China carsanook.com but designed and engineered in the UK. MG re-entered the Thai market 2011 in cooperation with Thai-agro 7-Eleven giant conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group. CP’s automotive division operates an assembly plant on the Eastern Seaboard province of Rayong with 5,000 MG vehicles per annum capacity. Fast forward to 2016. MG Sales (Thailand) boasts four models: MG3 in Hatchback and Xross, MG5, MG6 in Sedan and Fastback, and the new MG GS (SUV Crossover). There are currently 41 showrooms in the Kingdom, 18 in Bangkok and 23 in provinces, more are planned in the near future. Plus a spanking new MG Driving Experience Center featuring a compact circuit; all the models and MG driving instructors. Location: near Seacon Square, Srinakarin road, Bangkok. This week PATTAYA TODAY Life & Leisure tests the new MG 6 Turbo 1.8X. The range topping, good looking, black dressing four-door sedan or saloon, if you like. Styling: The exterior, body looks all premium, sport sedan with a flowing roof line and flared wheel arches. Some say the tail-light cluster and the shark fin roof antenna could be Audi or BMW inspired. Note the sharp looking V-front front with a big octagonal MG emblem dead center. On the flanks powerful projector Bi-Xenon headlights and below LED daytime running lights. The rear trunk badge/emblem indicates the heritage: "BRIT Dynamic" with the Union Jack.
Hotel Promotion Suite Dream Package at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel Bangkok Interior: Black dashboard, cream colored leather upholstery and electric driver and co-driver comfy bucket seats. Excellent for long week-end drives. In-car entertainment comes with MG’s InkaNet connectivity and a 7-inch touch screen. For the cool season late afternoon and sunset drives in the mountains or by the sea there’s a sunroof or moon-roof enhancing the feeling of openness and space in the cabin. A multifunction leather wrapped steering wheel with audio & cruise controls and paddle shifters. The driving wheel is adjustable in both tilt and telescope mode for perfect driving position. Most mass market cars offer only tilt function. The rear seat passengers are well looked after, too. Ample comfortable space, legroom and headroom thanks to MG6 long wheel base. Plus two separate A/C vents in the back.
Engine: First of all, the hood is surprisingly easy to lift. Under the lid lurks a 161 horse power petrol turbo unit mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual paddle shift option. This fine motor runs on 95 gasohol including E85. There is more underneath the chassis: European Tuning Suspension with front MacPherson strut and Z-type rear multilink shock absorber. Driving experience: “Power to control” says MG’s tagline and there is power & control and safety systems, the whole alphabet soup: ABS,EDB,SCS,MSR,TCS,HADS and ITPMS. Plus cornering lights, headlight washers, auto-levelling headlights and rear parking sensors/camera. This turbo charged MG is a blast to drive on the flowing country roads in Khao Yai. From Wang Nam Khieu across to PB Valley. Excellent traction with the cool 17 inch alloys. Up & down shifting only using the paddles. Ferrari, Porsche style! This MG 6 braking and acceleration. Performance and handling. One hundred percent! Verdict: MG6 a British born Chinese owned Thai assembled drivers car and a spacious mid-size family sedan with top safety systems and luxurious interior. A test drive is my strong my recommendation.
MG 6 Turbo 1.8X Sunroof
Engine: 1.800 cc 4-cylinder turbo Driveline: 6-speed automatic Power: 161 bhp Torque: 215 Nm Max speed: 210 kph Thirst: (combined) 12 kpl Price: 1,128,000 baht www.mgcars.com
Enjoy romantic luxury in the heart of Bangkok at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel with a stay of two nights (per couple) in our timeless suite room for 15,999 baht net, all suites occupied 88 square metres featuring a large living room and bedroom. All these features will make more cozy and comfortable for guests and their loved ones. A separate living area has a high ceiling with a traditional ceiling fan, reflecting the historic charm of Thailand’s past. Trendy furniture and a state of the art television set provide all the necessities needed for modern living. Book this romantic Suite Dream package included; • Sumptuous traditional Thai and international buffet breakfast for 2 persons • 15 percent discount at our Miss Siam restaurant • Complimentary frozen foam beer for 2 persons at our fabulous pool bar • Complimentary welcome drinks, tropical fruits, flowers, daily mini bar and in-room newspaper • Complimentary unlimited in-room Wi-Fi access & public area throughout your stay • Complimentary one-way airport transfer • Complimentary extended check-out time until 3 pm Suite Dream package is available from now until March 31, 2017. For more information and to make reservations, call 02 217 0777 or email email@example.com or visit www.huachangheritagehotel.com
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Mick & Di The Food Lovers
INTERCONTINENTAL PATTAYA RESORT
Presents their Sensational Saturday Night Seafood Buffet
InterContinental Hotel Groups, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has expanded its presence in Thailand with another property added to its portfolio. The luxury resort of Sheraton Pattaya has recently been rebranded into the InterContinental Pattaya Resort. Perched atop the headland called Khao Phra Tamnak and located in one of the most tranquil spots along this stretch of coastline with panoramic views out across the neighbouring islands, mountains and ocean, it oozes with style and elegance. Mick and I were invited recently to experience their new Saturday night seafood buffet (B.1,399++). The buffet is held in Elements Restaurant offering al fresco seating on the spacious terrace overlooking the gardens and ocean beyond or cool and comfortable settled inside the cosy restaurant. The staff are a happy friendly team efficiently removing discarded plates and readily anticipating the need for more cutlery and utensils. The abundance of gourmet items is astonishing – so take your time, wander through the various food stations making sure you don’t miss
a gastronomic opportunity to try something different or to make your own individual pairing of dishes. For a hot soup option both mushroom and a Thai sour soup with crispy fish and cowslip creepers were on offer. Fresh, vibrant salads abound with a popular DIY Caesar area, and many other choices such as spicy grilled salads, an exciting nam prik with all the necessary accoutrements plus a well-stocked charcuterie and smoked fish table with a myriad of cold options to start your taste buds zinging. Chilled polar fresh seafood glistened from its icy display, big chubby pink prawns, blue crabs, mussels, rock lobsters and shimmering oysters in their pearly shells were accompanied by their special sauces and condiments. It was from here that Mick and I launched into our gleeful eating, starting with those succulent oysters. There is definitely a love ‘em or hate ‘em element to these sexy mulluscs - we’re just mad about them. A small spoonful of that classic Mignononette sauce (wine vinegar and minced shallots) a sprinkling of fried shallots and a squeeze of lemon and they’re good to go sliding down your throat
Sphere Lounge The new star debuts at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Cape Dara Resort launched a new star called ‘Sphere Lounge’ under the new world concept. The newest cocktail innovation with liquid nitrogen is made to be the ‘Interstellar’, a signature cocktail that is made of red or white wine infuses with fresh fruits. The tender taste and fruity aroma together with serving method is mesmerizing enough that you would never experience anywhere before. Enjoy soft music and get up the beat when the night gets dark. Experience now at the lobby level of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya from 5 pm to 2 am For more information, call 038 933888 or visit www.capedarapattaya.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CapeDaraPattaya
spreading their briny, “taste of the sea” loveliness. The sushi/sashimi table is always a popular spot at any buffet and here was no exception. Premium quality raw fish and seaweed wrapped delicacies always disappear at a rapid rate. Sashimi is a direct taste experience with the fish needing to be of the highest quality as there is no hiding behind sauces and other distractions other than a good soy sauce and wasabi. It was all absolutely delicious and top-notch. The chaffing dishes then beckoned. Here on a gentle heat awaited spicy salmon with green pea sauce, beef cheek massaman, roast pork, snow fish with saffron sauce, red curry with crab meat, shrimp balls and spinach ravioli. Across the restaurant roasted leg of lamb was being carved to order and served with a selection of roasted vegetables. Plus unlimited offer of rich foie gras, pan-seared and served on toast with a sweet and tangy fruit reduction. Outside on the terrace the BBQ chef was poised at his station ready to throw another prawn, fish, squid or rock lobster onto the heat, grill a banana wrapped fish or let you select
your preferred marinated squid. The smell was wonderful and the air heavy with smoking seafood and intense aromas. Another live station nearby was offering a whole gamut of “cooked to order” items, deep-fried crab meat with minced pork served in the shell, steamed snapper, fried pork and garlic or sea bass with black bean sauce. Just give the chef your table number clip and it will be served to you fresh from the pan. We could not leave without tasting the splendid array of imported cheeses from Italy, France and Spain (Pecorino Romano, Parmesan, Blue and Manchego). Crunchy baguettes or garlic toast were both there to complement the cheeses plus pickles and dried fruits.
Closing with a decadent dessert is a must here. The house patisserie produces the most beautiful creative pastries and desserts, opera cake, mango mousse, crème brulee, tiramisu to name just a few sparkle and glint with sweetness while the home-made ice cream flavoured with coconut, or strawberry would make for a wicked companion to the above or a refreshing solo dessert to close your InterContinental buffet feast. Seafood Buffet is served every Saturday from 6.00 pm. InterContinental Pattaya Resort 437 Phra Tamnak Road Pattaya, Chonburi 20150 Tel: 038 259 888 www.intercontinental.com/pattayaresort
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F&B Promotions Mid-Autumn Mooncakes
Mirage Beach BBQ Night
at La Pâtisserie
at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Delight your family, friends and business colleagues with a gift of traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn mooncakes from La Pâtisserie. At La Pâtisserie, our beautifully designed boxes include eight mooncakes. The Okura selection is 708 baht net per box of eight delicious mooncakes (two of each flavour): green tea, custard, durian single yolk, and jujube single yolk. Customised selection for 808 baht net per box of eight mooncakes. Mid-Autumn mooncakes are available at La Pâtisserie on the ground floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok from August 1 to September 15.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya offers you every Thursday an incomparable gastronomic experience with their “Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet”. Enjoy the resort’s natural setting by the sea while savoring tasty dishes and fresh produce from the sea that include tiger prawns, snapper fish wrapped in banana leaves, grilled squid with spicy sauce, and much more. For the ultimate entertainment, experience our musicians, Hawaii and fire dance shows on the beach from 7 – 10 pm. Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet offers every Thursday at only 1,199 baht ++ per person.
For more information, call 02 687 9000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Vienna Coffee House Cupcake at Vistas Lobby Lounge, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya offers Vienna Coffee House Cupcake in this month at the Vistas. Sweet fresh aroma of freshly brewed coffee highlights these little cakes. These can all be enjoyed the sweeter side of Vienna. Vistas is located at the main lobby of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, and opens daily from 9 am to 10 pm. For more information or reservations, contact us on 038 714 981.
Dim Sum Delectable Selection buffet at Ginger, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Ginger restaurant at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, requests you to try out our dim sum selections along with the traditional Cantonese dishes of the restaurant. Enjoy as much as you can only 599 baht ++ per person, available every Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. You can enjoy unlimited amount of our selection of Dim Sum with more than 30 menus, steamed fried or baked dim sum dishes such as crab meat and shrimp dumplings, scallop and shrimp dumplings, shrimps wrapped with seaweed, steamed shrimp and fish maw in brown sauce, pork ribs with black bean sauce, BBQ pork noodle rolls, deep-fried shrimp wantons, deep-fried spring rolls, and many other delicious options. Add to your meal experience with a daily rotating menu of crispy sushi with spicy fish, stir-fried rice or noodles, Cantonese fish or meat specialties, along with desserts that include deep-fried sesame balls, sweet cream buns, mixed fruit jelly and deep-fried sweet cream buns. For more information or reservation contact dining reservation at 02 100 6255 or e-mail at email@example.com
Double Yummy Pizza! Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Mercure Pattaya Hotel It’s double the yumminess with the crispy homemade thin-crust pizzas just like mama used to make plus the irresistible offer of buy one, get one free! Choose from Margharita, Hawaiian, Regina, Seafood, Chicken with Green Curry or Krapao Gai at only 220 baht net. Delizioso! Available every day from 10 am to 10 pm from June 1 to October 31. For further information or to reserve a table, call 038 425 050 or visit www.mercurepattaya.com.
For more information or table reservations, contact 038 714 981 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2nd McGuigan Wine Tasting Night at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya Holiday Inn Pattaya in partnership with Siam Winery Trading Plus Co., Ltd. brings back the famous wine night from one of the awarded wineries 'McGuigan wines' at Havana Bar. Meet the six different tastes of McGuigan wines matching with Artisain Chiangrai Cheeses and canapés created to complement the wines. Priced at only 990 baht net per person or 1,290 baht net per person and receive a bottle of complimentary premium wine. Guests can also bring home their favourite selection of great wines at a special price on the night. Don’t miss the most recognized wine tasting in Pattaya which is back on on Saturday, June 25 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at Havana Bar, Beach Road, Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information or reservations call 038 725 555 or e-mail: email@example.com
Take a giant bite “Saimaki”
at Benihana Pattaya
Try handcrafted sashimi and amazing Saimaki or Tiger Prawns delicacies on the Teppanyaki table while you sit and enjoy the performance, paired with fantastic Japanese style cocktails. 2,600 baht net. For more information and reservations, contact Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa 038 412 120 ext.1395.
New Thai Dishes to Welcome Rainy Season at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel Miss Siam restaurant at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel is pleased to invite all lovers of refined Thai cuisine come to experience the exquisite all you can eat authentic Thai food created by our top professional chef. Executive Chef Pairos or Chef Bombay welcomes the arrival of the rainy season with sophisticated selection of hot and spicy menus to keep body warm and stay healthy by using the finest Thai herbs and vegetables. The new dishes included delicious sour soup with King river prawn and mixed vegetables together with deep fried sundried snake-head fish, mullet soup in sour soup, Thai spicy mixed vegetable soup with prawns and a delightful dessert with the outstanding variety of Thai sweets and seasonal fruits. All-you-can-eat authentic Thai cuisine and rainy season food at Miss Siam restaurant available only on Saturday and Sunday at 650 baht net per person inclusive of free-flow Thai herbal drinks, starts from July 1 to October 31 during 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Special Promotion ‘Dine 5 Pay 4’
International food and Thai Cuisine Jomtien Bead Road Corner of Soi 8
For more information and to make reservations in advanced (strongly recommended), contact 02 217 0777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.huachangheritagehotel.com
For food promotions please email press release at email@example.com
Tel : 038 756698, 091 0564911 www.jomtien-boathouse.com
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NEWS STEAKS & GRILL We had been receiving so many recommendations for News Steaks & Grill that a visit was definitely needed. Under new ownership for over a year, the new patron, Jack Grindvold, has succeeded in gaining an enviable position in Jomtien’s dining scene. With a newly crafted menu created by Master Chef Jens Johansson, it now fairly sparkles with international cuisine of culinary exactitude interspersed with many Swedish favourites. The lunch specials (12.00 till 6.00 pm) offer an impressive pageant of daily changing platters for only B.199. For instance, on Mondays that 60’s party favourite, Swedish
meatballs has been reinvented and comes served with mashed potato, Lingon berries and pickled cucumber; on Friday beef and pepper sauce is served over pasta, while Tuesday breaded crisp dory comes with boiled potatoes and the house dill mayonnaise. Thursday is a fishy traditional Swedish pattie called Wallenberg from the Sea which leaves Wednesday offering grilled chicken fillet with a sardell (anchovy) and lemon butter served with fries. Mick and I visited for dinner recently and while perusing the menu ordered a cool glass of Prosecco (B.220) for company. The
tapas plate (B.345 for two) looked interesting with its twist of Swedish flair but another had caught my eye and I plumped for beetroot tartare (B.110) while Mick opted for the toast Skagen (think Swedish prawn cocktail). The earthy beets had been pulsed with seasonings and came accompanied by Feta cheese and an unusual crunchy rye bacon bread. I loved it. Mick meanwhile was enjoying his shrimps liberally combined with home made dill mayo with onion, capers and gerkins and also served with that rye bacon crunch. Other starters include prawns fried with garlic and chilli, a New Zealand beef tartare and
beef packed nachos with jalapenos, tomatoes, onion cheese, salsa and sour cream. This menu is a meat lovers dream. From grilled pork chops to Australian lamb loin, burgers, ribs and kebabs and of course the News premium steaks it’s a carnivore’s carnival. Texas hot spareribs (B.485) come BBQ glazed, the signature burger is 200 grs of pure 100 percent beef with all the accoutrements, bacon, cheese, French fries, etc., while the sizzling fajitas can be served with a choice of chicken or beef. I followed the Swedish tradition with a grilled salmon fillet. Perfectly cooked with a translucent centre, it was a star dish accompanied by a top notch white wine sauce and the best mash I have tasted for a long time: Skagen mash – the creaminess of the potatoes had been combined with the sweet prawn and mayo to produce the ultimate in adult comfort food. Pork fillet Oscar with shrimp and asparagus and Béarnaise sauce was our other selection and again chef had cooked it faultlessly. There is truly a sauce master in this kitchen; every creamy, velvety emulsion that was served was superb indeed. Mick and I were drinking the very acceptable Italian house wine at B.110 by the glass. However, there is an interesting list of global wines, liquers, shots, aperitifs and cocktails
including some frozen specialities and of course, Akvavit is close to hand for the discerning. What about the eponymous steaks? I hear you ask. Well, the News signature steaks are imported premium New Zealand and Australian 150 days grain fed and are the most ordered items on the menu. From only B.745 for a 250 g New York sirloin to the house tournedos a la News with duck liver sauce and pickled red onions to the 450 g of succulent T-bone, they are all one of the reasons these tables are so sought after. Daily changing evening specials keep the regulars happy and on the night we visited it was Chateaubriand with French fries, vegetables and a trio of luscious sauces, B.1,090 for two or New Zealand beef fillet with mushroom sauce and potato skins for B.595. There are also over a dozen Thai favourites from Tom Yam soup to Penang curry and fried noodles. Desserts are equally creative showcasing chocolate cake with lemon curd, caramelised popcorn and whipped cream or crème brulee Catalana with fruit (B.125) or the house News tiramisu. We were feeling pleasantly fed and watered but did manage to finish with a portion of chocolate truffles with berries for a sweet ending to our dining out experience News style. News Steaks & Grill presents cosmopolitan meals of distinction at affordable prices. The ambiance is relaxed and cosy with friendly, personal service. Owner Jack is always on hand to recommend and advise in a most cordial manner. A neighbourhood gem indeed providing cool interior dining with an extensive terrace for your al fresco pleasure. News Steaks & Grill Is located in Chateau Dale Plaza on Thappraya Road close to Indian By Nature. Open daily from 12 noon to 11.00 pm. Visit www.newssteaks.com or their www.facebook.com/NewsSteaksAnd Grill. Tel: (038) 267 174 or 081 863 7488. A full catering service is also available.
Vol. 04 No. 12 | June 16-30, 2016
Retune Yourself @Rock Spa Pattaya
Rock Spa at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya allows you to experience the ultimate relaxation for the inner rock star and diva in you. The spa, located by the hotel’s poolside, offers a wide range of services from massage to body treatments, facial and beauty regimens, and a specially crafted spa menu for the little rock stars and divas. Select a treatment of your choice as you enjoy the spa’s welcome drink and soon you will be directed to one of the five stylish and fully equipped therapy rooms. Rock Spa also has a designated area for traditional Thai massage and foot reflexology. Each spa journey begins with a sensational foot cleanse followed
by Rock Spa’s unique Hot Rock leg and foot massage. The heat of hot volcanic stones on your calves and in between toes alternate with the nurturing hands of the therapist is just what you need to get in the mood – an ultimate Rock Spa welcome indeed. Hard Rock Massage, the spa’s signature massage, combines all massage techniques. A fusion of global massage styles including ear reflexology will get the blood pumping and purge impurities leaving you with a renewed state of mind. If you’re torn between selecting a Thai massage or an oil massage, this is the best option for you. Price: 1,550 baht ++ (60
minutes), 2,100 baht (90 minutes), 2,450 baht ++ (120 minutes). Retune Yourself is not your typical massage treatment but a must-try. This meditative treatment combines Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage techniques with resonating sounds and vibration from the Japanese Suzu Gong. In between the soothing massage strokes, the therapist holds and taps the gong directly above specific areas of the body giving you a feeling of acoustic and vibratory sensation to release energy blocks and achieve inner bliss. Prices are 1,800 baht ++ for 60-minute massage and 2,300 baht for 90-minute massage. Rock Spa at Hard Rock Hotel
Pattaya puts a rock spin on traditional treatments in a modernist Zen setting. The full-service spa offers something for everyone with its extensive list of distinctive treatments, many of which can also be enjoyed in the cabanas at the Beach Club or in the privacy of the hotel room for guests checking in (additional charge applies). Packages are also available for total pampering. Rock Spa Pattaya is your place to retune and indulge yourself with enticing treatments that will
leave you refreshed and ready for wherever the day (or night) takes you. For your convenience, schedule your spa session in advance and arrive at least 30 minutes before your appointment, providing you sufficient time to change into your robe and relax. Rock Spa Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya Open daily from 11 am to 9 pm Tel: 038 428 755-9 http://pattaya.hardrockhotels.net/rock-spa
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Hilton Pattaya’s eforea spa invites you to discover the well-preserved with luxury spa package throughout this June. Top to Toe pampering: Begin a body treatment with exfoliating body scrub, followed by an aromatic warm herbal compress massage and express facial to leave you feeling extremely relaxed all over. Priced at 4,500 baht nett per person and 8,000 baht nett per couple for 2 hours. Be relaxed by visiting eforea spa on level 17 at Hilton Pattaya.
moisturising experience. Utilising lipid technology and an age-diffusing mask to ease fine lines and provide double skin hydration, guests can look forward to restoring their natural contours and recapturing plump and youthful glowing skin. For dull and uneven skin caused by clogged pores, the Deep Cleansing Facial Treatment features a clarifying vitamin C radiance peel to help unclog pores, eliminate dull, dry skin cells to reveal a more even skin texture and tone. As holidays may involve spending too much time under the sun, the Sensitive and After-Sunburn Facial Treatment can help combat redness triggered by stress and overexposure to sun, wind and extreme temperatures. This breakthrough treatment provides fast relief to calm and soothe inflamed and sensitive skin, featuring two intensely calming and cooling facial masks. This treatment is also ideal for skin which suffers from occasional or persistent redness. For pesky dark spots, the
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Aisawan Spa presents an herbal Thai treatment created to exfoliate a new you. Enrich your complexion and lift up your spirit with the customized herbal Thai treatment, available only at Aisawan Spa. Unwind in the paradise and enjoy the 30-minute sensual herbal steaming. Continue the rejuvenating ritual with a 30-minute Thai scrub comprising of Kaffir Lime, Galangal, grinded Jasmine rice and milk. Finish off with a tension relief in a personalized 90 minutes of Siam Massage. An absolute pampering in paradise for 2,995 baht ++ per person. For advance reservation, contact 038 411 940 to 8
The Ultimate Thai Treat at Royal Garden Spa, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Royal Garden Spa at Pattaya Marriott resort & Spa is a tropical hideaway, the perfect place to relax, unwind and escape for a few hours from the stress of the outside world. We have created a special package that allows you to experience the spa. Indulge in a relaxing 60 minute traditional Thai massage and a 60-minute traditional Thai Facial. Receive a complimentary set of Thai pajamas. 3,800 baht net from now until June 30. For more information and reservations, contact Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Tel: 038 412 120 Ext.1711 E-mail: email@example.com
Breeze Spa team recommends the Brightening Facial Treatment. This fast-acting formula with double brighteners will boost skin radiance and reverse visible signs of damage, helping fight dark spots, pigmentation, freckles and uneven skin tone to reveal a youthful glow. For those in search of smoother and more youthful skin, the Antiageing Facial Treatment works towards defeating the signs of ageing, reducing the appearance of wrinkles using the intensive radiance peel, and infusing the skin with longlasting hydration. The results will leave the skin noticeably smoother and more youthful, after just one treatment.
The treatments last 75 minutes each and are now exclusively available at Breeze Spa locations across Thailand and the Maldives. These include Amari Pattaya, Amari Watergate Bangkok, Amari Phuket, Amari Hua Hin, Amari Vogue Krabi, Amari Havodda Maldives and the newly re-opened Amari Koh Samui. Prices for the facial treatments start from 2,700 baht. To learn more about the new treatments, visit www. breeze-spa.com/facial-treatments. Breeze Spa at Amari Pattaya is located on the fourth floor of Ocean Tower and open every day from 10 am to 10 pm. For more information about spa treatments, contact 038 418 418 ext 840.
Beauty Treatment Basics
Chemical peels use an acid solution to remove old, dead cells from the outer layers of skin. The solution often has a mix of glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, or trichloroacetic acid (TCA). It can take about 15 minutes to apply, and you might feel some stinging and irritation. Over the next few days, your skin's upper layers will peel, revealing newer, smoother-looking skin
Happy Hour “Buy One, Get One” at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya Relax and save with the Spa Happy Hour promotion at Breeze Spa, Amari Pattaya. Enter into exotic beauty and pleasure as you choose an individual treatment from Breeze Spa that is perfect for you; a treatment that makes you feel good and improves your skin tone. During Happy Hour, spa guests will enjoy a 90-minute massage, which is offered from 10 am to 2 pm. Discover a newfound spring in your step and the energy to make tomorrow even better than today. We look forward to seeing you for your first visit. Indulge yourself this summer at Breeze Spa with Amari Pattaya’s scrumptious Spa Happy Hour treatment, a delicious treat for the skin. Come visit and try this promotion from now until July 31 at 2,500 baht per person. For more information, call 038 418 418 or visit www.breeze-spa.com and www.facebook.com/BreezeSpas.
Worldwide, there are approximately 107 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls. Scientists believe the elevated birth rate in favor of boys may be linked to the higher mortality rates of boys in infancy and childhood.
Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
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The Getaway – Red Hot Chili Peppers
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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya FINDING DORY
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Release Date June 9, 2016 Lead Actors Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Idris Elba Directors Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane Writer Andrew Stanton Genre Animation | Adventure | Comedy
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The Getaway is the upcoming 11th studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, slated to be released through Warner Bros. on June 17, 2016. This will be the band's first studio album since 2011's I'm with You. It was produced by Danger Mouse, who replaces Rick Rubin after 25 years and six albums as the band's producer, making it the first non-Rubin produced album since 1989's Mother's Milk. The album was preceded by the first single "Dark Necessities" on May 5, 2016. "Dark Necessities" became the band's 25th top-10 single on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, a record they hold over U2 who currently have 23 top-10 singles. On May 26, 2016, the band released the title track on their YouTube channel. While not a single, the song was made available to purchase the following day along with as a free download for those who pre-order the new album.
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Book Review by Barry Kenyon
Very gruesome Russia The Romanov dynasty lasted for just over 300 years and produced some of history's most awful rulers since Caligula and Nero. The czarina Anna liked to watch armed fights between dwarves and handicapped persons - to the death. Peter the Great was obsessed by decapitation as a biological experiment and even had his own son tortured to death because of opposition to dad's reforms. Simon Sebag Montefiore (The Romanovs 1613-1918) takes us through hundreds of examples of cruelty and slaughter leading up to the Bolshevik revolution and the end of the dynasty during the later stages of the First World War. The first Romanov czar was Mikhail who picked his czarina at a bride circus-show and a party marked by the poisoning of all his possible rivals for power. He was succeeded by Alexei, a young monk who woke at 4 a.m. and spent the next six hours standing up in meditation or prostrating himself one thousand times. He tried to ban drinking, smoking, dwarf dancing and buggery with boys - but all to no avail and he was butchered like so many other Romanov rulers. Before he was killed, Alexei unleashed an orgy of violence against Jews and the many atrocities included the eating of Jewish children in front of their mothers' eyes. Peter the Great was fond of watching tortures and even played chess with real persons who were killed when the opponent made a superior move which led to capture. He once hanged 200 prisoners together and left their bodies to rot on the gallows for a six month period in order to dissuade anyone from even thinking
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about disagreeing with him. But he also ordered the building of many new roads and issued edicts to stop ordinary Russians from defecating in public and eating with their mouth full. This was also the czar who founded St Petersburg. An exception to this awful succession of monsters was the 19th century czar who freed the serfs and tried to introduce some reforms into the judiciary. However, he was repaid by terrorists who blew off his legs as he was riding in his coach. It is a pity that the author is so determined to keep us awash with atrocity and murder and he does not explain the unfolding of political and economic events. Why did the Russians succeed in defeating Napoleon? What were the consequences of the freeing of the serfs? How did Russia attempt to industrialize before the First World War? Alas, in this book, we are too busy being spellbound by screams of murder to dare to ask these questions. The story ends, of course, with the ill-fated Nicholas the Second, a man with a childlike view of the world who would see his own children lined up for execution along with him and his German-born wife. He believed that his powers were given by God and could not be watered down by politics.
FLOOD OF FIRE By AMITAV GHOSH 9781473626850 Flood of Fire follows a varied cast of characters from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China’s devastating defeat, to Britain’s seizure of Hong Kong. Flood of Fire is a thrillingly realized and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve. It is a beautiful novel in its own right, and a compelling conclusion to an epic and sweeping story - it is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Once or twice he allowed the Duma (Parliament) to meet and make suggestions, but he quickly changed his mind and ordered it closed. He encouraged his most efficient minister Stolypin to introduce some reforms. Then Stolypin was murdered by revolutionaries at the opera in 1912 and Nicholas ordered hundreds of hangings. He sought to unify the nation by entering the First World War but ended up surrendering his kingdom to the Bolsheviks. In an interesting section, the author describes how Nicholas' cook, Spiridon, managed to survive the revolution and went on to work for both Lenin and Stalin. He is one of the few characters in this book to have died in bed from old age. Spiridon was the grandfather of the current Russian ruler Vladimir Putin who seems keen to restore former Russian glories and prestige by undertaking daring foreign escapades. Putin is every bit as autocratic and ruthless as the fallen Romanovs but has learned, in our world of social media and instant, TV to portray a less sinister public persona to the millions of voters throughout his huge empire. Unlike the Romanovs, Putin has learned from history.
HOT THAI KITCHEN: DEMYSTIFYING THAI CUISINE WITH AUTHENTIC RECIPES TO MAKE AT HOME By PAILIN CHONGCHITNANT 9780449017050 In this much-anticipated cookbook, Pailin brings her signature warmth and impressive technique to Thai food lovers everywhere. She begins by taking readers on a beautifully photographed trip to Thailand to explore the culinary culture and building blocks central to Thai food. With foolproof and easy-to-follow instructions, Pailin breaks down the key ingredients, ﬂavors, equipment, and techniques necessary to master authentic Thai cooking.
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The Russians Are Coming...Back!
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Mooltripakdee International School
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Feeding us all!
Growing from Strength to Strength
Mooltripakdee International School is expanding! A new building is going up on campus and staff and students alike are all excited. The new fivestory building is the tallest building for miles around and will be a landmark in the area.
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New middle school building The new building will house the MIS middle school. MIS has become a very popular school and enrolment is going up every year. At first MIS was a Montessori school, then it added a primary division and now, as the students have matured, MIS has added a year 7 class and then a year 8 class. Next year, with the addition of year 9, itâ€™s time for a building devoted to the middle school. Continued on page 4/24
Mooltripakdee International School (MIS) is a friendly school located near Mabprachan Lake along Chaiyapornvithee road in a very quiet area. It has approximately 400 students from all over the world. MIS uses the British National Curriculum.
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The Russians Are Coming...Back! During the Cold War there was a popular American motion picture Comedy called The Russians are Coming The Russians Are Coming starring Carl Reiner and Alan Arkin. It was a story about a Russian submarine that became grounded on a sand bar and the misadventures of its crew entering a small American resort town. After initially experiencing the expected mistrust and cultural differences, the citizens of the town end up helping the ‘wouldbe invaders’ back out to sea and on their way. Similarly, the resort town of Pattaya experienced its own Russian invasion and went through its own cultural challenges welcoming its newest tourist group to invade both the local tourist scene and residential scene as well. Just when it seemed that the Russians pretty much had conquered Pattaya, the ruble fell through the floor; within a matter of months most Russians had fled our city and were on their way back to Russia...just like in the movie! And—just like many movie franchises—this same Russian
theme looks to have a sequel as the Russians are coming...Back! Following the devastating tumble in the value of the ruble and the huge drop in oil prices in 2015 when we saw the bottom drop out of the Russian tourist industry with very few Russians returning and almost no new Russian tourists coming to Thailand we are now, according to the Russian Federal Tourism Agency of Thailand and their recent survey, beginning to see Pattaya and Phuket returning to be favored destinations. Yes, the Russians are back and this year the numbers are expected to rise above one million due to a recent surge in oil prices. The same survey asked Russians where they planned on holidaying in the summer and Thailand ranked in the top ten destinations. In fact, overall international tourist arrivals grew 12.5 percent in the first five months of this year to 14.2 million while tourism revenue grew 17.3 percent year on year to 709 billion baht. In May alone arrivals grew 5.7 percent year on year to 2.43 million, despite the arrival of the low season. Tourism
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revenues in May grew 10.3 percent to 115 billion baht. Foreign tourist arrivals through Don Mueang airport grew 33 percent while Phuket airport arrivals increased 16.2 percent, Hat Yai airport grew 14.9 percent, Chiang Mai airport rose 4.18 percent and Suvarnabhumi rose 3.04 percent for the month. Now that’s tourism. But what about the rest of Thailand’s economy? The Thai Ministry of Finance reported that the economy grew 3.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, the fastest growth in three years largely due to strong public spending and large numbers of international tourists. Tourism actually boosted the service sector, which grew by 15.2 percent. While we welcome the return of Russians, the most recent country to throw its hat into the Thailand economic ring is China; it seems that every industrial estate in Rayong and almost everywhere you look features signs written in Chinese. It's the same in Pattaya, where Mandarin is increasingly visible
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
alongside English and Russian signs just about everywhere. As the Chinese economy slows, many of its investors are looking outside of China for growth, and Thailand hosts one of the world's largest ethnic Chinese minorities. Thailand is fast becoming a virtual gateway to Southeast Asia's 600 million consumers, making Thailand a very hot investment destination in everything from industry to condominiums. The Thai-Chinese Rayong Industrial Zone, about 200 km (120 miles) southeast of Bangkok, is home to Xu Gen Luo, who runs dozens of new Chineseowned solar, rubber and industrial manufacturing plants which have opened since 2012. Recently Xu Gen Luo was quoted as saying, "Thailand is usually the first stop for Chinese tourists and investors," noting that it definitely means business and economic success in Thailand’s future. The growth does not stop there, as Jet Airways is preparing Thailand for even greater tourist numbers with plans to greatly increase flight
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
frequencies between India and Thailand. In fact it was just this last March when the airline raised its seat capacity by a whopping 60 percent by adding a huge number of new direct flights from India to Thailand, and it is considering the addition of new wide-body planes and even more flights. In 2015, more than one million Indians visited Thailand, up 15 percent from 2014. The Tourism Authority of Thailand expects an 8 percent rise this year. So whether it is Russians coming back, Indians arriving in jumbo jets or a full blown Chinese invasion, the Thai economic future is really starting to show great promise as we see the next cycle of property development in front of us. As we here in Pattaya know so well, increased tourism of a particular nationality leads to greater spending and eventually that is realized in our own Eastern Seaboard real estate industry. Yes, tourists around the globe love coming to Thailand and they all look for any excuse possible to either stay here or come back soon. What better way to do that than purchasing property here? There is an oversupply of condominiums in some areas, presenting some great opportunities for bargain hunters, but don’t let this current oversupply fool you into thinking that Pattaya real estate isn’t coming back for a long time. Yes, do take advantage of this period to find some great deals, but remember you are going to be competing with more and more Russians, Indians and Chinese as the days and months go by, and before you know it, Pattaya and the rest of the Eastern Seaboard will be riding the crest of the next property boom. Yes, it is just a matter of time before we will witness Jomtien, Na Jomtien, Bangsarey, Huay Yai and Silverlake in the midst of the next property development cycle. That is simply the nature of economics and the real estate industry…and you can count on it!
having written regularly for leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Special Feature Mooltripakdee International School
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Incredible 360 degrees view The plans call for the top three floors to house middle school classrooms. Each of the top floors will have three classrooms and a staff room. With the incredible 360 degree views offered from the top floors there can no doubt that teachers and students will be inspired to do their best. And with the building devoted to middle school, classrooms can be designed to appeal to the budding teenage population who will be attending classes in the building. The ground floor of the new building will be an office to welcome visitors to the middle school as well as an open area canteen where students can eat, study or visit with friends during school hours. The next floor is designed as a large conference hall where MIS can host student assemblies, staff meetings and community events.
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More space for sports and other events With the new building in place MIS will have more space for clubs and sports to take place on the campus. As MIS continues to grow and improve its programs, it’s the students who will ultimately reap the greatest benefits.
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Thailand aims at becoming Asia's ultimate destination for sports tourism
Thailand is positioning itself as a dream destination for sports tourism by promoting the Kingdom’s worldclass sporting facilities, wide-ranging expertise, and reputation for hosting successful regional and international sporting events and tournaments. H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, unveiled the plan to turn Thailand into a sporting hub to delegates attending the Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Sub-Region 2016 (TTM+ 2016). This event opened at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre and was attended by tourism professionals from all over the world. Her Excellency said, “Thailand is entering the sports and tourism era, and I would like to invite the world to enjoy some of the many opportunities the Kingdom can offer sport-loving tourists – whether you are enthusiastic amateurs, professionals or somewhere in between. Sports can give people a new way to enjoy and experience Thailand – playing games of golf or football with friends, taking in the scenery while cycling or running or meeting, and competing with Thai people at any of our gyms and sports centres.” Sports; such as golf, are already popular among tourists coming to Thailand and the Kingdom boasts over 300 world-class courses. But now, the Royal Thai Government, with the support of the Sports Authority of
Thailand and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, wants to help visitors discover other facilities where tourists can enjoy sporting activities. These include 5,000 boxing rings, many with Muay Thai training centres, over 50 diving clubs, and an increasing network of urban and rural cycling lanes which are spreading across the country and are being promoted at a government level. These world-class facilities mean that Thailand has already played host to many international sports events including the 1997 and 2007 World Weightlifting Championships, the 2014 Asian Beach Games, the 2015 Asian Cycling Championships, and the World Touring Car Championships 2015 (WTCC) held at the Chang International Circuit in Buri Ram province. There are also popular boating events such as the annual King’s Regatta which takes place every year off Phuket. Thailand has also hosted the Asian Games four times and the South East Asian (SEA) Games three times. In addition, Thailand itself has a proud sporting history and many of the Kingdom’s sportsmen and women have earned renown at an international level. These include badminton player Ratchanon Inthanon who was the first Thai to become number one in the women’s singles and who became world champion in 2014, and rising golfer Ariya Jutanugarn, who is the first player in the Ladies Professional
Golf Association (LPGA) Tour history to get her first three wins consecutively and is now number 10 in the world rankings. Team sports are popular in Thailand too, and the National Volleyball Team recently ranked 13th in the world. In terms of training and facilities, there are four national training centres in Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Songkhla and Chiang Mai. There are also private facilities up and down the country that can be used by sports lovers including Thanyapura Phuket, which has some of the best sports facilities in Asia including two 50-metre Olympic class swimming pools, and is the first Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) training centre in Southeast Asia. Many international sports people and teams come to Thanyapura to train including the British and Australian national swimming teams. In addition, Stamford International University in Bangkok recently partnered with Real Madrid to offer the first MBA in Sports Management in Thailand to train a new generation of sports trainers. H.E. Kobkarn concluded, “Thai people have always been crazy about sports, but now we want Thailand to be seen as a centre of sports excellence too, and for people to come here to develop their skills and enjoy their favourite sports, on land and in the water. With our outdoor lifestyles and range of destinations, we have the potential to be a magnet for sportsmen and women.”
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by Magna Carta Law Office
CLOSING A COMPANY IN THAILAND Closing a company requires strict compliance with the laws and regulations of the relevant Thailand government agencies. Financial, auditing and legal aspects of the company must be settled accordingly. A limited company may be dissolved due to the following: 1. If provided by its regulations 2. The company is formed for a specified period of time, by the expiration of such period 3. The company is formed for a single undertaking, by the termination of that undertaking 4. Special resolution to dissolve the company 5. The company is bankrupt A limited company may also be dissolved by the court on the following grounds: 1. If default is made in filing the statutory report or in holding the statutory meeting. 2. If the company does not commence business within a year from the date of registration or suspends its business for a whole year. 3. If the business of the company can only be carried on at a loss and there is no prospect of its fortunes, being retrieved. 4. If the number of the shareholders is reduced to less than three. According to Thai law, shareholders’ meeting must be summoned to discuss the liquidation process and to confirm the appointment of the liquidator(s). Invitation letters must be published in a local newspaper and must also be sent by registered mail to all the shareholders of the company at least 14 days prior to the date of the meeting. The meeting may direct the liquidators to make an inventory or whatever is necessary for the settlement of the affairs of the company. The liquidators have the authority to settle the affairs of the company, to pay its debts and to allocate its assets. The dissolution of the company and the names of the liquidators must then be registered with the Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce within 14 days from the approved closing date of the company. The liquidators must, as soon as possible, prepare the company’s financial statement and have it examined and certified by the appointed auditor and consequently notify the public by advertising in a local paper announcing the liquidation of the company to warn its creditors, if any. A notice should also be sent by registered mail to each creditor requesting
them to file a claim for debts owed to them by the company. The liquidators may require the shareholders to pay their unpaid shares at once. If the liquidators find that after the shares have been paid up and the assets are still insufficient to meet the liabilities, they must apply at once to the court to start bankruptcy proceedings. The company must file its tax return and settle all taxes due. VAT registered companies have to apply for VAT de-registration within 15 days prior to the company’s closing date and return the TAX ID card along with the VAT Registration Certificate (Por Por 20) to the Revenue Department. A penalty shall be imposed for failure to comply within the specified time. Once the assets and liabilities of the company are fully liquidated, the liquidator must call the final shareholders’ meeting to present an account report of the liquidation showing how the liquidation has been carried out and how the assets of the company have been disposed of. After the account report is approved, the proceedings of the meeting must be registered with the Department of Business Development within 14 days from its date by the liquidators. Such registration is taken as being the end of the liquidation. During the liquidation process, the liquidators must file a report of their activities, showing the accounting of the liquidation process every three months with the Department of Business Development until the liquidation process is finished and the Revenue Department has issued a letter to the DBD certifying that the company is free of taxes. The DBD will then issue a document to certify that the company’s liquidation has been completed. After the liquidation, the balance sheets of the liquidated company shall be deposited within 14 days at the Department of Business Development where they shall be kept open for public inspection.
MAGNA CARTA LAW OFFICE 193/126-8 South Pattaya Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150, Thailand Telephone : 038 373735-6 MOBILE NO. : 082 479 1204 Fax : 038 373672 Email : email@example.com
Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley
Feeding us all!
As the world grows wealthier, demand for meat leads to massive demand for grain feed The World’s population is now more than 7 billion and continues to grow by 82 million a year. During the last half-century, the total number of people has more than doubled. Between 1960 and 2010, the world population rose from 3 billion to 6.8 billion. In other words, there has been more growth in the last 50 years than the previous 2 million years that humans have existed. Currently the rate of increase is 1.2 percent per year, which means we are on a trajectory to double again in 58 years. The extreme growth in human population – now counted by an additional billion people every 12 to 13 years — is taxing the Earth and its resources. Some people may be relatively less damaging than others, but none of us is without an ecological footprint. Everybody needs basic resources but almost all of us aspire to utilise significantly more resources than are required by our basic needs. These needs and aspirations are multiplied by a factor of 7 billion affecting the stability of the planet’s ecosphere, states the Population Media Centre. Food demand and Production Putting food on the world's tables is a serious business. The United Nations' index of global food prices hit a record high recently.There have been riots over rising food prices in Algeria and Tunisia. In Sri Lanka, the army has started buying up vegetables from producers and selling them at low prices to ensure locals can get affordable meals. And prices in our own shops are reflecting a surge in world demand for essentials ranging from beef to wheat. Beef rose by 20 percent in 2015, according to the latest official inflation figures. Some of this increase in prices reflects short-term shortages after poor harvests and the effect of commodity speculators. But there is also a longer-term trend of rising prices as consumers around the world want better, more protein-rich diets. Investing in companies that help meet a growing demand for food and farming products could prove both ethical and fertile for investors. It takes 7 lbs of grain to make 1lb of beef and 4 lbs of grain to produce 1 lb of pork. As the middle class in the emerging world gets richer, there is a greater demand for meat and hence for grain and feed. Similarly, higher wealth is boosting demand for agricultural products ranging from cotton to coffee. One option for investors is to join the speculators and try to profit directly from the growth in commodity prices but this is risky. Many feel following the agricultural theme by investing in shares of agricultural businesses is a better option than the unpredictable and volatile commodity futures markets. Specialist investment funds are open to investors. These funds invest in companies worldwide that are linked to agriculture such as fertiliser producers and farm machinery manufacturers. Some also invest in firms that are further down the food chain, such as processors and even consumer food companies. Farmers have to invest in higher-yielding seeds and use more machinery and fertiliser to boost production. One fund has a narrow focus on buying into companies that are directly involved with agriculture. Their fund price has returned an annualised 9.5 percent since 2007. Some like a broader base, looking to invest "from field to fork". This means the portfolio can include food processing companies and even some infrastructure investment. This sector has appeal for many as the explosion in the planet’s population continues to challenge the world’s food industry, with demand for most staple foods increasing almost exponentially. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Business News Fiji Airways and Jetstar join forces to bring Thailand closer to the South Pacific
Chevrolet Announces Mid-Year Sales Campaign
Interline partnership to offer one-stop flights from Thailand to Fiji Fiji Airways and Jetstar announced the launch of an interline partnership to provide seamless, single ticket air travel from Thailand to Fiji, and onwards in the South Pacific for the first time. The new commercial agreement between the Fijian flag carrier and the Jetstar Group of branded airlines including Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Jetstar Japan and Jetstar Pacific, will connect Fiji Airways’ newly launched Singapore to Nadi route, with more than 21 destinations on Jetstar’s network from Singapore, including Thailand. Fiji Airways commenced twiceweekly direct flights to Singapore on April 5, creating the first ever direct flights between Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Andre Viljoen, Fiji Airways managing director and CEO said, “We’re excited to expand our reach in Asia through this partnership with Jetstar to connect more destinations in the region to our extensive South Pacific network. “This interline agreement will offer a seamless travel experience from 21 cities in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, The Philippines, Cambodia and
Myanmar, to Fiji, via Singapore. It also opens new travel possibilities for the growing number of South Pacific travellers looking to explore Asia.” While the agreement covers all 73 destinations served by the Jetstar Group, including Jetstar Airways in Australia, the immediate take-up will be for Jetstar destinations from Singapore. Barathan Pasupathi, CEO of Singapore-based Jetstar Asia, said: “Our services and networks out of Singapore deliver very attractive itineraries for global carriers to offer their customers. “More importantly, such interline and codeshare partnerships with full-service carriers are testament to our product and delivery of an equivalent level of
service on board our flights.” The Jetstar-Fiji Airways interline agreement builds on Jetstar’s growing base of 46 established interline partners that include Qantas, Air France-KLM, British Airways, United and China Eastern, just to name a few. Jetstar currently also have existing codeshare agreements with Qantas, Japan Airlines, American Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Finnair, LATAM and Emirates. Fiji Airways and Jetstar customers will be able to book flights and check-through baggage when purchasing tickets from Fiji Airways’ sales channels, including its website, online travel sites, sales offices and reservation centres.
Developer receives BCI Asia Top 10 Developer Award for Magnolias Waterfront Residences The ICONSIAM Residences Corporation Limited bestowed with top industry accolade and named in country’s ten best property developers The ICONSIAM Residences Corporation Limited, one of Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC), has received a BCI Asia Top 10 Developers 2016 Award for its luxury riverside project, Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM. The BCI Asia Awards is a regional event attended by the industry’s top architects and building professionals, and recognizes developers and architecture firms building and designing quality projects throughout Southeast Asia. Nominated developers are assessed on the greatest aggregate value of projects under construction during the last full calendar year weighted by the extent of their sustainability efforts. “It is an honor to receive this coveted award for Magnolias Waterfront Residences at
ICONSIAM, and it serves as further proof of our ability to deliver quality products to our customers. It reflects our commitment and consistency, and this is something of which we are very proud. The success of our development shows
that is clearly up there with the very best of Asia, and on behalf of our team I’m thoroughly delighted that our efforts to deliver exceptional projects for customers have been recognized in this high profile awards success,” said Thanawan.
Backed by popular demand, Chevrolet Sales Thailand has launched its Mid-Year Sales campaign that runs until June 30. “The campaign aims to provide customers easier ways to own a Chevrolet, so that more can enjoy our great vehicles.” said Una Tan, director of Marketing and Customer Experience of Chevrolet Sales Thailand. It starts with a Trade-In Offer, offering discounts of up to 50,000 baht when customers trade in their vehicles of any brand. In addition to the trade-in offer, customers can also enjoy the lowest, zero-percent interest 48 months instalment and free insurance along with free all expenses (on selected models and variants). The offer is applicable for customers who make a purchase, reserve or receive any of the Chevrolet vehicles listed below from May 1 to June 30. Additionally, customers can also enjoy all the benefits of Chevrolet’s Chevy Plus membership. Members of Chevrolet’s Chevy Plus program enjoy free or discounted products and services from many popular brands, including SF Cinema City, Coldstone Creamery, McDonalds, Bangkok Airways, Thaiticket Major and Onyx Hospitality Group. Details of Chevrolet’s Mid-Year Promotion, according to models, are: Chevrolet Captiva MY15 – Trade-in offer plus a saving of 30,000 baht for the diesel-powered Captiva MY15 2.0 AT AWD LTZ SVP (Navi). The gasoline-powered Captiva MY15 2.4 AT AWD LTZ SVP (Navi) gets a 50,000 baht saving. Both variants will also come with up to 48-month zero-interest instalment for a down payment of 25 percent. Free first-class insurance is applicable for all variants. Additionally, there are special prices for selected variants: 1,299,000 baht for the Captiva 2.4 (gasoline) AT AWD LTZ (Navi) and 1,489,000 baht for the Captiva 2.0 (diesel) AT AWD LTZ (Navi). Chevrolet Captiva MY16 – Free first-class insurance for all variants. Chevrolet Trailblazer MY16 – Trade-in offer for all variants with up to 50,000 baht discount. The Trailblazer MY16 2.8 AT 4WD LTZ1 comes with zero-
percent interest instalment of up to 48 months for 25-percent down payment while the 2.8 2WD AT LTZ comes with a 0.59-percent interest rate and 48 months instalment at 25% down payment. The Trailblazer 2.5 2WD MT LT and 2.8 2WD AT LT both come with an interest rate of 1.59 percent 48-month instalment at 25% down payment. All variants enjoy free first-class insurance. Chevrolet Cruze MY14 – Trade-in offer for all variants with discounts of up to 50,000 baht, and interest-free instalment of up to 48 months for purchases with 25-percent down payment and free first class insurance. Chevrolet Cruze MY15 – Trade-in discount of 20,000 baht for all variants, and instalment of up to 48 months at 1.99 percent for purchases with a 25-percent down payment. All variants enjoy free first-class insurance. Colorado MY16 Low-Trim (LS/LT) – Trade-in discount of up to 40,000 baht for the Colorado MY16 2.5 X-Cab MT LT, 2.5 X-Cab MT LT Z71, 2.5 C-Cab MT LT and 2.8 C-Cab AT LT Z71. Meanwhile, the Colorado MY16 2.5 LT X-Cab MT LS comes with a trade-in discount up to 20,000 baht. All variants come 48-months instalment at an interest rate of 1.99 percent, at 25% down payment and free first-class insurance. Colorado MY16 High Trim (LTZ/HC/STORM) – Free expenses (vehicle registration fees, compulsory insurance and red-plate deposit). Trade-in discounts of up to 50,000 baht is also offered with the Colorado MY16 2.5 X-Cab MY LTZ Z71, the 2.5 C-Cab MT LTZ Z71, the 2.8 C-Cab AT LTZ Z71, the 2.8 High Country 4x2/4x4 and the2.8 High Country Storm 4x2/4x4. The Colorado MY16 2.8 C-Cab AT LTZ Z71 is offered with a 48-month instalment at an interest rate of 1.39 percent and a 25-percent down-payment. Interest rates for other variants are 2.09 percent for the Colorado MY16 2.5 C-Cab MT LTZ Z71; 2.29 percent for the Colorado MY16 2.8 High Country 4x2/4x4 and the 2.8 High Country Storm 4x2/4x4.
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Business News UnionPay International Launches Emirates announces Third Annual Global Airport Campaign new area manager for Travelers can enjoy exclusive discounts, gifts and more when they pay with UnionPay cards at over 120 duty-free shops in 28 countries and regions
UnionPay International (UPI), an international payment network, has launched the 2016 Global Airport Campaign, its third edition since the inaugural annual campaign in 2014. This year’s Global Airport Campaign is the largest to date, featuring 120 participating dutyfree shops at 80 airports, including 16 of the busiest airports across the world. Duty-free outlets located at the Heathrow Airport in London, United Kingdom, Tokyo International Airport Haneda in Japan, and Chicago O’Hare International in the United States of America are some of the notable inclusions in this year’s campaign. As part of the 2016 Global Airport Campaign, UnionPay Cardholders with card numbers starting with “62” can enjoy
exclusive shopping discounts, complimentary gifts and more at airports located in 28 countries and regions in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and America. Top duty-free groups in the world, including King Power, Dufry, DFS, Lotte Duty Free, World Duty Free Group, The Shilla Duty Free Group, Everrich Duty Free, Blue Sky and China Duty Free are also on board the campaign to offer special shopping privileges to UnionPay Cardholders at participating outlets across the world. In Thailand, the participating duty-free merchant is King Power. Starting June 1 till August 31, shoppers can enjoy 500 baht discount when spending 15,000 baht or more in a single receipt. This offer is valid with other discounts,
offers or promotions and the King Power Member Privileges Card. Some exclusions apply, check with the eight participating King Power downtown and airport outlets in Thailand for details*. UnionPay Cardholders in Thailand can also enjoy special discounts and privileges at their favourite Asia Pacific destinations such as Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Paris and London, to name just a few. Other participating cities offering exclusive duty-free shopping privileges for UnionPay cardholders include Barcelona, Cape Town, Osaka, Los Angeles, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Rome, San Francisco and Toronto. UPI focuses on supporting the growth of UnionPay’s global business. With an acceptance footprint covering 157 countries and regions globally, UnionPay serves the world’s largest cardholder base by providing quality, cost-effective and secure payment services to over five billion cardholders worldwide. In Thailand, UnionPay enables efficient and cost-effective payment services that are tailored to the needs of local businesses and consumers. UnionPay cards are accepted at over 70 percent of retail, lifestyle and food and beverage establishments locally, as well as at almost all automated teller machines (ATMs) across the country. To date, Union Pay cards are issued by five banks in Thailand: Bangkok Bank, Bank of China (Thai), ICBC Thai, Kasikorn Bank, and Krungthai Bank.
88 Suki Sichuan Restaurant
Vice-admiral Sarayut Dabngthet, associated director of Wind Surfing Association of Thailand, presided at the grand opening of 88 Suki Sichuan Restaurant on Pattaya Third Road together with owner, Chinese businessman Lieu Song Pai. Lieu said that he invested 5 million baht to build the restaurant. 88 Suki serves authentic Sichuan cuisine with fine quality ingredients cooked by a professional Sichuan chef. The restaurant is open from 11 am to 10 pm. For reservation, contact 063 456 2259.
Thailand & Indochina
Emirates appointed Mohammad Sarhan as area manager for Thailand and Indochina. Mohammad brings to the role his extensive experience having worked in the aviation industry for the last 10 years. Prior to being appointed as area manager for Thailand and Indochina, he served as Emirates’ country manager for Vietnam. As area manager, he will oversee Emirates’ commercial services
and operations in Thailand and Indochina. Emirates recently announced the addition of a seventh daily service from Dubai to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The airline also has two daily flights between Dubai and Phuket. The additional service underlines the importance of Thailand as a destination in the Emirates network.
Ascott appoints Koen Vermeersch as area manager for Thailand and general manager for Somerset Park Suanplu Bangkok International serviced residence owner-operator, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has appointed Koen Vermeersch as area manager for its Thailand’s properties and general manager for Somerset Park Suanplu Bangkok. Vermeersch brings with him a wealth of work experiences from real estate management and securities investment funds to property operations management. Before moving to Thailand, he was national director Asset Management and Investments for the SK China Real Estate Fund, where his responsibility was directed to improving the assets, increasing revenue and attracting new acquisitions. Prior to joining The Ascott Limited Thailand, he held key leading positions in several companies such as city manager of Tianjin for The Ascott Limited, city asset manager for Savills Beijing where he was awarded as “Savills best employee, China asset management” in 2007 and Property Manager for a 300-unit villas compound in Beijing with CBRE. Vermeersch has a diverse
educational background with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a Master’s degree in Marketing from Melbourne University, a Master’s degree in European Policies and Politics and a Real Estate Management Certificate from China as well as a Property Management and Hospitality Certificate from Frankfurt. A Belgian national, Vermeersch also speaks fluent Dutch, French, English and Mandarin.
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(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: email@example.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 (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.
(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 you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset. The
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 0812951310 (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) 0839097822or Edward(eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand. com Luxurious 4-Bedroom house w/ pool near Mabprachanlake 16,500,000baht. Includes 2 living rooms and a Europeanstyle kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida (thai) 0839097822or Edward (eng) 0814918406, you can also e-mail us at email@example.com House with private pool in Central Park 5 Village Pattaya 6,900,000 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: (038) 076063
appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (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 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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, 3 9 0 S q m / 2 1 2 T LW. F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931
and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 3 0 0 T LW / 3 0 0 S q m . F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR1158)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: (038) 076063
Houses for Sale
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 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4606)
16 - 30 June 2016
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 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (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. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (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 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1168) 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587)
P10/30 16 - 30 June 2016
Houses for Rent
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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6999)
Condos for Sale
(ptmcf-k1715)Apartment for sale in North Point Tower B. 2 bedroom (108 sqm), 13th floor, 15,000,000 baht. Directly from the owner. Tel: Rus +66 86-772-1158, Eng,/Thai +66 87-746-1287 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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.,
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
Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2178)
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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)
Call Premier Homes Co., Ltd. 038-231-931 and 081-634-2915
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: (038) 076063
Condos for Sale
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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4979)
Condos for Rent
(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 081-6342915 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359)
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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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1866)
Land for Sale
Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcourse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081-6342915 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: email@example.com 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 081-6342915 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 081-6342915 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.
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Youth Focus Cultivate a growth mindset by Hettie Visser Do we want to raise children who fear failure or would we rather have children who embrace challenges? It all depends on the way they see themselves and it is our responsibility to help them to develop the right mindset. The child with a growth mindset believes you can get smarter and that success is about stretching yourself. The child with a fixed mindset believes that he is born smart and doesn’t make any mistakes. This mindset is already being formed in the preschool years.
Benjamin Barber, an eminent sociologist, says he doesn’t divide the world into successes and failures but into learners and non-learners. What would make someone into a non-learner? Babies are born with an intense drive to learn and to stretch their skills - the most difficult skills of a lifetime, like learning to walk and talk. Babies never decide something is too hard or not worth the effort. They don’t worry about making mistakes
or humiliating themselves. They walk, fall and get up. What could then put an end to this irrepressible learning process? The answer is the fixed mindset. Professor Carol Dweck, a leading researcher in the field of developmental psychology, did a study with four year olds. After building an easy puzzle they were given the choice of building the same puzzle or a more difficult one. A child with the fixed mindset answered: I’ll do the same one. I don’t do mistakes.” A child with the growth mindset said:
IB Students Graduate at 5-Star Resort
by Mark Beales Garden International School's oldest students graduated in style from a fivestar resort in Pattaya. The final examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme have just finished, and the students celebrated the end of their studies with a graduation evening at the Mövenpick Resort on May 28. To begin the evening, the school's Head Boy and Head Girl welcomed everyone and IB Coordinator Ian Fraser gave a speech praising the students' efforts and thanking parents for their support. In between speeches and musical performances, guests enjoyed a fantastic buffet dinner. The school's IB students then gave their own speeches, thanking their parents, teachers and classmates for helping them complete the course. Students were then presented with their yearbook and a special GIS teddy bear. The evening ended with the students heading outside to release balloons and make a wish for a successful future. Having the IB Diploma helps ensure a successful future as it's the world's leading preuniversity course. GIS is the most experienced IB school in the region and its results are regularly far above the global average. For more on the IB Diploma, visit www.gardenrayong.com. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.
“I’m dying to figure out the difficult ones!” This example demonstrates that children with the fixed mindset want to make sure they succeed. But for children with the growth mindset success is about stretching themselves. It’s about becoming smarter. The good news is that mindsets are pliable — and preschool years offer a rich developmental window for parents and teachers interested in nurturing a growth mindset in children. Characteristics of the fixed mindset: • Avoids challenges • Gives up easily when facing obstacles • Sees effort as fruitless • Ignores constructive criticism • Feels threatened by the success of others. Characterisitics of a growth mindset: • Embraces challenges • Persists in the face of setbacks • Sees effort as the path to mastery • Learns from criticism • Finds lessons and inspiration in the success of others.
Guidelines to develop a growth mindset: 1. Replace Generic Praise with Process Praise “Generic praise is easy to give — Well done! Excellent work! Wow! — but these statements lack instructional value. The most effective praise emphasizes one of three things: a child’s effort, a child’s strategies, or a child’s actions. The trick is to help kids tie their success to the strategies and steps they are taking.” In contrast, descriptive statements — also called “process praise”— share specific observations about children’s choices and efforts. They are teaching statements because they provide information children can use in the future. (Dr. Carissa Romero, director of programs at Stanford University’s Project for Education Research That Scales). 2. “When your child is struggling on something or has setbacks, don’t focus on their abilities, focus on what they can learn from it. One way is to ask a child: “How can you use this as a jumpingoff point?” (Kyla Haimovitz, professor of psychology at
Stanford University) 3. The word “yet” reframes the sentence away from present frustration and toward future possibility. “You can’t do it yet. You are still learning. But keep trying.” 4. Tell Stories of Resilience Telling stories from family life is a powerful vehicle for shaping children’s understanding of how the world works. The best thing teachers and parents can do is to teach the children to love challenges, be inspired to rectify mistakes, enjoy effort and keep on learning. The growth mindset must be modelled and lived by parents and teachers. References: • Preschoolers and Praise: What Kinds of Messages Help Kids Grow? By Deborah Farmer Kris JUNE 10, 2015 • Mindset by dr Carol S. Dweck Hettie Visser is a kindergarten teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.
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This & That
Cult Camp Classics strike the dust For those who love bad movies Just the thing for Christmas – three rather silly historical epics under one roof, or rather one DVD label by Warner. Cult Camp Classics 4 brings you Land of the Pharaohs, The Prodigal and The Colossus of Rhodes, all from the 1950s or thereabouts. Gr....eat! Now awful movies do have a following. Some people collect them for fun and others because the discs might be worth a fortune in the late 21st century. Also, they give rise to
endless discussions about which is actually the worst movie of all time. Such arguments have in the past led to divorces, gun fights and at least one murder. All three movies have one thing in common – a love of spectacle. Grand armies are put together from a cast of thousands and Land of the Pharaohs has 9,787 of them in full costume in one scene alone. That’s according to the blurb on the back of the DVD. The Colossus of Rhodes has fight
scene after fight scene, each one struggling to be even better than the last. The Prodigal can’t manage that but it does show several hundred worthy citizens of Damascus battering down the gates of the temple of Baal and Istate to bring organized religion to a sudden end. But the spectacle can’t disguise the quite dreadful story lines. In Land of the Pharaohs you have Jack Hawkins going on and on about life after death and how to take all your treasure with you. It’s a big yawn. Then there are lengthy sequences of the luckless slaves being whipped into submission as they labour on the construction. Surely, there’s a limit to the number of times you can see limestone being cut before you fall asleep. In the Prodigal, Richard Thorpe manages to take 22 sentences in the Gospels and make it into a two hour movie. The theme is simply that a complete wastrel, Edmund Purdom, takes his legacy a bit early, wastes it all on prostitutes and returns to the fatted calf in his home town reunion.
There are some good moments, notably when Purdom has to take on a vulture on strings in a death pit for plague victims. Incidentally, it’s said that this scene gave Alfred Hitchcock the inspiration to make The Birds, but that may be wishful thinking. But otherwise The Prodigal is the ever so slow moving movie about a spoiled brat who listens to nobody. While the Colossus of Rhodes suffers from the same pacing problems as the other two, it’s probably the best of the bunch as it’s fun, lively and crammed with high action sequences. This is Sergio Leone’s first credited directorship and describes how a crack team of elite rebels manage to bring down the evil ruler of ancient Greece. The one silver lining to this camp collection is that the three films have been beautifully transferred to DVD. Each movie has a commentary which gives you more than enough information to deal with the rather thin story lines. The commentary from
Land of the Pharaohs actually has an interview with Howard Hawks, the inspiration behind ancient Egypt, and it must be the only chat involving a director who actually admits he didn’t like the movie. Christopher Frayling gives more than enough background information on the real Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The commentary on The
Prodigal is the driest of the three, but there is a useful trot through the history of paganism culminating in Baal and Istate, the male and female of all creation, who could ruin your crops if they were not appeased with human sacrifices. Oh, and by the way, the young man who jumps voluntarily into the fiery pit to his death was a great pal of sportsman Babe Ruth. You could hardly ask for more.
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This & That
Top 10 Health Benefits of Music by Top 10 Home Remedies
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Judging by the quote above from Plato, it’s clear that music has been part of life for thousands of years, and it continues to be an important aspect of almost every culture on Earth. Music is an art form that
However, experts believe that music’s impact on the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is crucial for happiness and relaxation, may play a role. 3. Improves Immune Functioning Another great benefit of listening to music is that it can boost your immune system functioning. When you listen to music, your body has an increase in
Here are the top 10 health benefits of music. also provides entertainment and pleasure. In addition, music works as a medicine for the soul and body. When the right type of music is chosen, it has amazing effects on both the mind and body. It seems to impact our health and well-being in a number of ways and has fascinated health experts who research its healing powers.
immunoglobulin A. This antibody plays an important part in the mucous system and keeps cells healthy. It even reduces the stressrelated hormone cortisol, which can lead to a decreased immune response. Start listening to your favorite music to keep your immunity strong and prevent frequently getting sick.
1. Reduces Stress and Anxiety Many people struggle with stress and anxiety on a daily basis. To deal with these problems, one of the easiest options is listening to slowtempo and low-pitch music, without lyrics or loud instrumentation. Such music can calm people down, even during highly stressful times. As an added bonus, music can help reduce cortisol levels, a biological marker of stress. It can even promote relaxation of tense muscles and help you feel more optimistic and positive. The key to relieving stress through music is to follow your own taste and listen to music that fits your mood.
4. Motivates to Exercise More Music can help improve your athletic performance. It aids exercise performance through reducing the feeling of fatigue, increasing the levels of psychological arousal and improving motor coordination. So, the next time you exercise, do not forget to listen to rock and roll or other upbeat music.
2. Decreases Pain Music has a unique ability when it comes to dealing with pain. It helps reduce pain but the mechanism through which this happens is not very clear.
6. Improves Sleep Quality If you have difficulty sleeping soundly, listen to some soothing music before bedtime. However, avoid listening to rock or retro music, which can have the opposite effect.
5. Boosts Memory Music also promotes cognitive health. When you listen to music while studying, it helps you remember the information better. Music helps promote dopamine release, which spurs motivation to keep learning.
Soothing and relaxing classical music reduces sympathetic nervous system activity, alleviates anxiety, relaxes the muscles and provides distraction from thoughts that do not allow you to sleep. By improving your sleep quality, you will feel reduced fatigue, tiredness, depression and problems in daytime functioning. Make it a habit to listen to 30 to 45 minutes of relaxing music prior to bedtime to enjoy restful sleep throughout the night. 7. Helps You Eat Less Playing soft music during a meal can help people slow down while eating. This in turn makes them more aware of when they become full. Plus, music helps reduce anxiety. In response to anxiety, the body makes extra ghrelin, which makes you crave more foods that are high in carbohydrates and fat. So, reducing your anxiety with music can help you eat healthier. When eating at home, soften the lighting in the room and listen to some soothing music in order to consume fewer calories and enjoy your meal more. Taking in fewer calories will go a long way in managing your weight. 8. Enhances Blood Vessel Functioning When listening to joyful music, you feel good and happy. These emotions experienced while listening to music have a healthy effect on your heart and blood vessel functioning. Music impacts the endothelium function of the body, which forms the linings of blood cells. Better endothelium functionality is the secret behind a healthier vascular system. Music even increases the production of nitric oxide that helps dilate blood vessels, keeping them healthy and flexible. 9. Lowers Blood Pressure By listening to some relaxing music every morning and evening for 30 minutes, people suffering from high blood pressure can notice great improvement in their blood pressure levels. Music also plays a key role in strengthening the heart and improving the recovery time of patients suffering from heart disease. 10. Improves Recovery in Stroke Patients Music can also help stroke patients recover sooner. Listening to music while resting in bed after a stroke helps relax patients and reduce their stress levels. If you know someone who has suffered a stroke, gift them their favorite songs to significantly ramp up their recuperation. To read full article, visit www. Top10HomeRemedies.com.
by Emily Irwin, www.UrbaneWomen.com
Keeping The Passion And Romance In Your Relationship After Marriage Romance is that bond which braids the couple together. And it is because of this word “romance” that the both of you decide to get married and begin a new family of your own.
Make your married life lot more passionate with all the romantic ideas and experience the thrill of falling in love with your partner over and over again. Pamper your partner; surprise him/her with all the romantic ideas to nourish your wedded life. On this page, you’ll find a total of five romance tips that will help keep your relationship with your partner alive for many years to come: 1. Praise Your Partner Praise your partner for whatever he does to appreciate his effort. For example if he cooks a special dish for you, don’t overlook to value his effort. Make sure you praise him for the effort to bring back romance in your married life. 2. Show Care & Concern Do something special for your partner to show how much you care for him. It can be anything from wishing
him good morning with a cup of coffee or with his favorite dish. Another good idea is to stick an “I love you” note in his personal diary. Gestures like this can pronounce your love and warmth for your beloved, and he will definitely appreciate it.
3. Have A Daily “Heart To Heart” Talk Allot a particular time everyday where the both of you sit down, discuss and relate your day’s experience. It can be half an hour before you tug in for the night. Doing so will not only aid in understanding each other better but will also add that little extra in your love life. 4. Take Pictures It is a great idea to take pictures together with you partner even without any reason and is one of the best romantic ideas to revive romance in your daily life.
Appreciate his grace and beauty with a click as soon as your partner dresses up in his new outfit for you. Just do it and you will be amazed to feel the difference that it makes. 5. Take Note Of Important Dates Make a list of all the important dates such as his birthday, your marriage anniversary, or the anniversary of the day when you first met him, the anniversary of your first candle lit dinner or even your first kiss, etc. And on these particular days, wish him to show that these dates are indeed important for you and you can never forget the dates. You may also want to block out the nights of these special dates to spend some time with him and relive your romance where the both of you can go out for dinner, or cook a special meal together, etc. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.
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Local Sports Thailand’s new Mixed Martial Artists take to the big stage at FMD11
by Max Rapkin Photos: David Ash (SingaporeMaven)
The sad passing of Muhammad Ali was marked by the fighters and fans at the opening of FMD11: Sweep all the Legs on June 4 at Insanity Nightclub, Bangkok. But soon some of the region’s top upand-coming mixed martial artists were marking the day with a fitting tribute, by competing in Thailand’s top MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) event promotion, Full Metal Dojo.This was the company’s 11th event since their inaugural show two years previously, with nine professional MMA bouts on the card, coming just a week after Asia’s leading MMA organization, One Championship’s blockbuster first Thai MMA event. There was added electricity in the air with the recent announcement of Full Metal Dojo’s MMA TV series, premiering on True Sport 6 at 7 pm on Thursday, June 9, repeated twice daily. The weekly 30-minute episodes will show every full fight from all of FMD’s previous and future MMA events, giving
all of the fighters and gyms involved a huge new platform to promote themselves and the country’s combat sports industry. With four seasons scheduled, running all the way into 2017, it marks a watershed moment for the booming sport of MMA in Thailand. On a night of memorable debut performances with nine professional MMA bouts on the card, Thailand’s 17-yearold Sunsisa Srisan stole the show, and the hearts of the crowd, surviving an early onslaught to claim a stunning victory. She wept tears of joy as the judge raised her hand, following her 2nd round TKO of Malaysia’s Audreylaura Boniface via ground and
pound. It was a performance of courage and cold-bloodedness from the Thailand wrestling champion, who simply refused to lose, even as Boniface was in full mount raining punches down upon her. In the fight of the night, two more MMA debutants, Trevor McKenzie and Francois Xavier Leal dela Torre.showed a full range of MMA skills, as the US Navy wrestler McKenzie overwhelmed Leal de la Torre eventually and finished with a slick arm-bar submission. The Frenchman had displayed his heart and high-caliber muay Thai, but was repeatedly muscled down by the Phuket Top Team rookie. McKenzie proved himself a force to be reckoned with in the cage with such a strong wrestling base. Elsewhere on the card, Israeli Toni Hitman from Phuket Top Team was swiftly submitted by Iran’s Ali Motamed. It was a sweet victory for the Tiger Muay Thai recruit in the battle of the Phuket gyms, and their man Motamed completed the job in just 54 seconds via rear naked choke. This may have been the performance of the night, but Brazilian, Marcelo
Golf from the Bunker Boys Golfer of the Month The close tussle for the Golfer of the Month award for May somewhat fizzled out when Neil Carter closed the deal with two firsts, a second and a third in succession giving him a total of 56 points out of a possible 60, leaving the remaining contenders of Jimmy Carr, Geoff Parker, Stuart Tinkler and Tony Robbins wallowing in his wake. So congratulations, Neil, a great way to welcome the Bunker Boys to The ‘M’ Club.
Neil Carter with the Golfer of the month cut glass trophy
by Raleigh Gosney
Bang Pakong Stableford White Tees The courses are really taking a beating from the drought and even Bang Pakong was suffering and looking far from its normal pristine self. Eight Bunker Boys made the ride only to find our organizer, who had earlier cried off sick with stomach pains, had messed up the booking . Fortunately, they fitted us in and an enjoyable round ensued. Geoff Parker woke up thinking he was a much better golfer than his recent scores suggest and proceeded to demonstrate it with a commanding 41 points, winning in a canter. Jimmy Carr's 36 points nudged out the ever consistent Neil Carter's 35 points to take second. Neil Carter, with the Golfer of the Month safely under his belt, took two near pins, Jimmy Carr took his regular one and Peter Allen missed out for the second time in a row! Welcome back, even for a short stay, to Keith Hemmings and Roger Tuohy. Results: 1st - Geoff Parker (15) 41pts 2nd - Jimmy Carr (18) 36pts 3rd - Neil Carter (14) 35pts
“The Latino” Tenorio, also staked a claim. He trumped Ali’s finish with an out-ofthe-blue arm-bar 42 seconds into the first round of the headlining fight against Askar “The Jaguar” Mozharov. The Ukrainian had taken him down and was staring down upon the Brazilian, assessing ways to damage his opponent from above, when Marcelo smoothly slipped his arm into place and pulled with all his might, visibly distressing “The Jaguar”, who soon tapped. The Bangkok Fight Lab’s Amr Elgohary incurred a
suspected torn bicep while throwing a punch at Liam “The Panda” Lockyer, from rival Bangkok gym, Fighting Spirit. The referee was forced to halt proceedings in the first round after Elgohary quickly crumpled to the ground in agony. The Egyptian prospect will be sidelined for a while, whilst “The Panda” will likely return to the Dojo soon. It was a debut to forget for Thai Judo Team’s Sawich “Phetchsamut” Maruang,who came into FMD with a lot of promise. The wrestling medalist ran into a hurricane in the form of Tiger Muay Thai’s Thanongsaklek “Top Noi”, who blitzed him with a vicious flurry and finished him via ground and pound, an outstanding first MMA win for the young muay Thai veteran. There were also wins for all three of the Thai fighters cornered by former UFC
fighter, and current Bangkok resident, Tommy Hayden. Rangsit’s Hero Factory Gym founder Jaktan “The Man” Tangjan won his first fight in MMA, Bangkok Fight Lab’s Weerayuth “Oak” finished his fight in a stunning comeback after nearly getting knocked out early on, and Jirawan Aunjai won a dominant unanimous decision over Phairin Sukkhamueang. Tommy Hayden divides his coaching time between Bangkok Fight Lab and Hero Factory and his fighters all displayed superior wrestling skills to previous fights, which Hayden no doubt played a huge part in, underlining the huge importance of a strong wrestling base in modern MMA. FMD12 is in Bangkok on September 10 and you can catch Full Metal Dojo TV on True Sport 6, premiering every Thursday at 7 pm.
Official Results: Full Metal Dojo 11 Strawweight bout Weerayuth Pinyoporn def. Wisava Kaweewarakorn Rear Naked Choke – 3 min 16 sec round 1
Welterweight bout Liam Lockyer def. Amr Elgohary Referee stoppage (TKO) 1 min 54 sec round 1
Women’s catchweight bout Sunisa Srisan def. Audreylaura Boniface Referee stoppage (ground and pound), 1 min 33 sec round 2
Bantamweight bout Thanongsaklek “Top Noi” TigerMuayThai def. Sawich Maruang Referee stoppage (strikes) 4 min 20 sec round 1
Bantamweight bout Jirawat Aunjai def. Phairin Sukkhamueang Unanimous decision Lightweight bout Trevor McKenzie def. Francois Xavier Leal de la Torre Armbar 3 min 17 sec round 2
Bantamweight bout Ali Motamed def. Toni Hitman Rear naked choke, 54 sec of round 1
Near Pins Neil Carter, Keith Hemmings and Jimmy Carr
Results: 1st - Mark Stanley (8) 32pts 2nd - Roger Tuohy (10) 31pts cb 3rd - Jimmy Carr (18) 31pts
Stableford Blue tees Ten Bunker Boys set off to take advantage of the special discount this month at Laem Chabang. There was a heavy shower as we left Pattaya, but although the rain clouds and thunder hung around, we were able to complete a rain free round. The threat of rain and the knowledge that the Mountain course was closed for coring and top dressing, and the Valley and Lake had only just been sanded, probably deterred people as the course was deserted (apparently only 9 groups were playing). The greens on the Lake nine had recovered well, but they were still slow and uneven on the Valley nine. Against the wishes of the shorter hitters, we elected to play off the blue tees, which was a big mistake as many of them were placed next to the black's resulting in several players having trouble making the water carries. As a result scores were not good. Marty Rock and Jimmy Carr had good opening 9's with 18 points but fell away on the back. Mark Stanley, with 18 points on the back nine including a no score on the 18th, took the honors with 32 points. Roger Tuohy edged out Jimmy Carr for second on count back with 31 points. Naturally Jimmy Carr routinely picked up a near pin prize.Most of us want to return as it is a beautiful course but with a very definite vote to play off the white.
Catchweight bout Marcelo Tenorio def. Askar Mozharov Armbar, 42 sec of round 1
Near Pins Roger Tuohy and Jimmy Carr Mountain Shadow Stableford Blue Tees Eleven brave souls headed up to a course that has been showing bare patches because of the drought but were welcomed by reinvigorated fairways and greens due to the recent rains. We thought we were going to get wet but luckily missed the impending showers. The first three ball made their way around the course in record time and had already departed when the fourballs made it to the locker room.However, speed was of no assistance as none of them managed to win, place, or show. Tony Robbins, who felt deprived of the GOM, made an early start in the new month by edging out Geoff Parker on a count back. Peter Allen, playing in the first group, was sure he had won two near pins only to find out that Tony Robbins had deprived him of both. Results: 1st -Tony Robbins (15) 34 pts cb 2nd - Geoff Parker (15) 34 pts 3rd - Keith Hemmings (19) 33 pts Near Pins Tony Robbins, Frank Quinlan and Mark Stanley
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Local Sports The Golf Club St. Andrews – Monthly Medal – White Tees It was a very sad week here at The Golf Club as we mourned the passing of a great friend, Aumporn Prakai. Aum was only 46 and fit as a fiddle, which made her loss such a tragedy. Aum was part of the family here and will be forever missed. There was a tournament at our regular venue of Green Valley today, so we were happily shifted over to St. Andrews for a change. This would make for a most interesting monthly medal and the results were the closest we have ever had. Four of our finest were to shoot 77 net so we referred to the countback system for the winning score. The golf course was in great condition as were a few of the players this morning. After a few café latte’s we were perked up enough to set off for the course and our 9:27 tee time. Weather conditions were also perfect as an overcast sky gave welcome relief from the heat. Visiting from Japan, Yasuo Sakai was the near pin winner today on that long par-3 17th hole. The stroke play contest was a tight one and a foursome at 77 were to have their cards reviewed for the countback. When the results were in, it was to be another victory for the inimitable Ken Aihara. Ken won last month as well, and today’s win makes him our best medal golfer with 6 victories under his very small belt. His wardrobe of Antigua TGC shirts must be the best in town! Results: 1st – Kenny Aihara (5) 77 net 2nd – Peter Thomas(17) 77 net 3rd – Fred Graham (16) 77 net 4th – Micky Beresford (21) 77 net
by Steve Ellison
very consistently lately and possibly thinking a 38 may be good enough for the win (normally, it might be). Or how about a dry hankie for Corey Cusatis? Corey must have had the winnings already spent with a 43 on the card…and who could blame him? All it takes is one bloke to spoil the party, and the deadly Smedley returns with a vengeance to card a 45 point round. This was Phil’s best ever round in Thailand and will not be beaten any time soon. The Captain had a 21 on the front with a blistering back nine 24 to be a poor host and s#ndb@&in* M*_#erf*@^er to total 45 Stableford points. Well played, Phil, let’s look at that handicap next week! The last par-3 near pin was won by visiting John Haberski. We are contributing half of the money raised here to our Caddy Smile programme which has now helped over a dozen ladies with their dental issues. Please see our facebook page for updates. Results: 1st – Phil Smedley (16) 45 points 2nd – Corey Cusatis (20) 43 points 3rd – Peter Thomas (17) 38 points Laem Chabang – Stableford – White Tees During the month of June, every weekday is a Sports Day at Laem Chabang. We scheduled our event for Friday knowing the course would be wide open and it was. The easy drive back was also a bonus, beating that Friday rush hour. We were assigned the A and B nines to the relief of many, and the condition of the course was just about perfect.
Results: 1st – Dale Shier (12) 38 points 2nd– Mark Wood (7) 37 points T -3rd – Peter Thomas(17)36 points T -3rd – Yasuo Sakai (11) 36 points Our colourful buddy Walter Baechli was the winner of the near pin today. Another golfer to note was Peter Thomas who was on the podium every contest this week. Peter has been on form for the last few months and I don’t expect any less of him in the future, so be warned! Mark Wood had a 40 at Green Valley last week and was in the frame again, but this time just shy of a winning score. Fred Graham, medal winner Story of the day was Shier, for a Kenny Aihara and Yasuo Sakai change. Dale has been playing less golf Silky Oaks – Stableford - White Tees lately and spending more time with the family This relatively new Silky Oaks track is and his son Worcester. The lad is 16 months old becoming increasingly popular as we all get now and unlike daddy, very quick on his feet. used to the layout, and the condition of the Or is that Ryder? Anyway, Dale done good out course has now stabilized to a very high level. there and shooting 20 on the front with a decent The elevation changes are a beautiful aspect of 18 on the back made for a quite comfortable the design and the sneaky corner cutting drives victory, thank you very much. It could have on a couple of the holes give the locals a tricky been even better had he not panicked when he advantage. The crazy short 11th is a dinky saw the water on the par-5 to drown 2 balls in curiosity that remains 85 yards of trouble. All the lake and walked off with a blob. Nice going, and all this track is a fun challenge for every Khun Dale! ability. Thanks to all who joined us this week, we Let’s start off with Peter Thomas, playing hope you had a great time on the course! The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located on Soi LK Metro. We broadcast all English Premier League, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www. golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@ gmail.com and see updates at www. Yasuo, winner Dale Shier facebook.com/golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome! with Jimmy Brackett and Mark Wood
Buzzer goes to infinity and beyond! by James Olson
Plutaluang Eighteen golfers had made it their mission to take on the Big Navy course and at 1,000 baht for green fee cart and caddie it was well worth the journey. Big Navy can be daunting to some but personally I find it a challenging course in particular north and west and that is what we played off the yellow tees. It was a day that we did not get one complaint regarding the course and the way the course played. All aspects of this course played as a course should. Credit goes to staff and management for the great job that they have done and the foresight to make it affordable. Ian (Buzzer) Parry set the field alight with a fantastic 44 points, talk about saving the best till last. Coming in second was Denis Steele from Martin Todd, Sal Brizzi and Bernie Mc Cart. Results: Division A 1st - Ian Parry (11) 44 points 2nd - Denis Steele (14) 41 points 3rd - Martin Todd (13) 38 points 4th - Sal Brizzi (5) 37 points 5th - BERNIE McCart (32) 37 points Near Pins North 3 – Gerry Arthur North 6 – Alex Field West 3 – Sal Brizzi West 8 – Mark Stapleton
Bernie McCart, Martin Kempton and Ian (Buzzer) Parry
Long First Putts North 9 – Martin Todd West 9 – Martin Kempton Yet another great day was had by all returning to the Swan where the beer was cold and flowing freely as were the stories. We welcomed back Volker Buley, Gerry Arthur and Roger Ellis. We also said goodbye to Ian Parry heading back to Aussie. Travel safe and come back soon. Deefa was the happy recipient of many donations for the needy children of Pattaya and the golfers are thanked for their generosity. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at 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 on 086 150 3086.
PSC Tropical Golf From BJ's by Derek Brook Khao Kheow (Stableford) After the dry fairways of the last few months we went to Khao Kheow with hope as some of our players had just played in and assured us the course was in fine condition. After recent rain in the area the course actually had grass. Like most of the courses, it seems that of late the usage has been sparse so we have been getting some great rates from some of the courses and this has included Khao Kheow. So not only would we get to play this excellent course but play it at a rate that we have not played it at in my memory. Happy days. All went well, we had a fine run up there and the book in was quick and painless as it usually is at this fine course. Then into the changing rooms to get changed. There I met my first problem as I realised I had left my spikes at home. However, Landis lent me his practice pair. Really kind of him but he has small feet. Ever played a round in small spikes? Never again. So onto the course and we were to find that the test for the day was to be the B and C Nines and we were able to get away on time on a course, we saw nobody ahead all the way around. And what
Winner and runner up a fine round, except for the oppressive heat and sore feet, well toes actually. With grass around, what a fine walk around and the greens were fine as usual except they were a bit ‘Hairy’, but you cannot have everything in life. With shoes off, I gratefully walked from the course to the changing room and breathed a sigh as I removed my socks and soaked my feet. It has been decided I need a minder to ensure I can get to the course in one piece. Back at BJ’s it was soon time for the results. In the A Flight, zero to 14, the winner was Brian Parish with 37
points with Tommy Marshall in second with 34 points ahead of a countback on 31 points that saw Landis Brooks in third ahead of Paul Smith. In the B Flight with the best score of the day we had Brian Gabe as winner with 38 points. In second was Dick Warberg with 36 points ahead of a countback on 35 points that saw Tom Herrington in third ahead of Bob Britton. Then time to relive the Saga of my spikes that caused all to have a few cold ones. T.T.F.N. Near Pins: Tom Herrington, Barry Elphick, Landis Brooks and Paul Smith
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You & Your Pets Cats may crave people food but…
Cats for You in Pattaya
Yeah, yeah. Felix is a member of your family and enjoys sharing your meals. But is it a good idea to give him people food? The simple answer is: sometimes. It’s probably not a good idea to allow your cat to sit at the dinner table or even to sit under it begging for morsels from your plate. At some point that will become an annoyance and may lead to unwelcomed leaps onto your lap and table top. More importantly, people food doesn’t have all the nutrients cats and kittens need. In fact, most of their diet should be a nutritionally complete cat food. And it should be eaten from their bowls. That said, Felix may be allowed the occasional table scrap if you choose feline-friendly snacks. That is to say, cats are carnivores. They need meat protein for a strong heart, good vision, and a healthy reproductive system. So by all means share cooked beef, chicken, turkey, and lean deli meats, but nothing raw. Cooked or canned fish also is fine; it helps their vision. But sushi is a no no. Having white rice with your meal? Don’t invite Ms Kitty. You can try brown rice, but you probably will need to mash it first; cats like smaller grains like couscous and polenta, but they must be cooked for
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/
Does your cat or dog scratch much?
proper digestion. Ms Kitty will no doubt turn her nose up at vegetables and fruits, but try slipping her cucumber, cantaloupe, steamed broccoli or mashed potatoes. They’re a rich source of vitamins and water. Felix and Ms Kitty may take more of a liking to things like eggs (cooked, of course) and cheese, but only in moderation. In fact, any people food should be shared in moderation and only occasionally to avoid weight and health problems. Speaking of which, skip the milk (cats don’t need it and it may cause diarrhea) and shun such toxic foods as chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, macadamia nuts, bread dough and alcohol.
Charlie is a special case and needs to go to a new home on his own. He is deaf, blind in one eye and has only a little vision in the other. He will not get on with any other cats and dogs and so must be an only pet. He loves people though and just loves to nip your toes !
Madge is a very friendly girl who loves to be stroked and cuddled. She is around six years old now but still runs about the house and garden like a young kitten. She looks a bit mean in this photo but a very loving cat.
Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being.
Felix is the "Big Boss" of the household and was our first Thai rescued cat. He is now nearly 10 years old but is still in prime condition. He is an excellent hunter, keeping the garden free of snakes and vermin.
Constant scratching is a classic sign of fleas, which can be even more serious if your pet is hypersensitive to the parasites. Determining if your cat or dog has fleas can be tricky. If a visual inspection or a flea combing does not reveal the problem, check for the telltale sign of flea “dirt” (digested blood that the flea deposits in the fur) which usually is seen along the lower back, tail
base, or around the neck. If no fleas or flea dirt are found, but your pet is scratching in these areas, a treatment trial with a veterinarian-recommended flea medication is warranted. You must treat all pets in the household for several months to completely eradicate the fleas.
There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.
Zero is an old timer and spends most of her time chilling out in the garden in some shady spot. She loves her food and will run at a great pace as soon as she hears a tin of tuna being opened.
Cat Corner Tip Separation Anxiety
Going to the Dogs...
I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
Cats are very social. They like it when you're around. When left alone, they might get noisy or spray your house. What to do? Try ignoring your cat for about 15 minutes before you leave and when you get back. Leave out some of his favorite toys and put them away when you come back. Play with him regularly to burn extra energy so he'll rest when he's alone. For more help, talk to your vet about other tactics or medication.
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1. Girdle 2. Carpenter’s tool 3. Sense of self 4. Snooty manners 5. Gnats, e.g. 6. Comic-genius Charlie 7. Gallup specialty 8. Be defeated 9. Freezing rain 11. Favoring 16. Drivers’ org. 18. Water-boiling pots 21. Kit___ Club (“Cabaret”) 23. Couldn’t do without 24. Skyscrapers 26. Bridges and Chandler 28. Actor Beatty and others 29. Lifesaving technique (abbr.) 30. House division 31. Small quantity 32. Statute 36. Author Anais ___
Solution Issue 18
This week’s subject is Books 1. In which English county was Jane Austen born? 2. Which French novelist wrote Gigi? 3. In which century was Agatha Christie born? 4. Who wrote the Titanic tale – A Night to Remember? 5. Who wrote 120 Days of Sodom?
WHAT’s the WORD? new
Answers: 1. Hampshire; 2. Colette; 3. 19th century; 4. Walter Lord; 5. Marquis de Sade. other
Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: How far advanced the cancer is in terms of the size of the primary tumor, spread to nearby lymph nodes, and spread to distant sites in the body. First letter: S Answer: __________ 2. Definition: A document submitted to an insurance company by either a health care provider or a patient for payment of medical services under an insurance contract. First letter: C Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Wholly: to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent. First letter: C Answer: __________ 4. Definition: A shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary. First letter: H Answer: __________ 5. Definition: “_____ are any income that is not spent, but put aside. In an economic sense we would also include buying shares or securities as part of this. _____ are a leakage or withdrawal from the circular flow. First letter: S Answer: __________
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Answers: 1. Stage; 2. Claim; 3. Completely; 4. Haven; 5. Savings.
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