Volume 15, Issue 20
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Immigration form compulsory
he Thai Immigration Bureau has confirmed that its latest additional requirement, Foreign National Information Form, applies all over Thailand and must be filled in by farang when they apply for extensions here or make or renew their one year visas. The form is now in use at offices of Chonburi Immigration. Until recently, the form was on pilot at Bangkok and Phuket offices only. An immigration spokesperson said the new form must be filled in every time an alien applies for any extension or submits the paperwork for a one year visa or registers for the 90 day reporting period. In other words, the form needs to be completed every time a submission is made. The general advice is for foreigners to keep a copy of their answers for future reference. The form also has space for a small, passport-size photo. The form contains about 10 questions requiring respondents to provide details of their passports, names of mother and father, home base
address (whether Thailand or abroad or both), vehicle registration, contact details of a Thai and farang friend or relative and – for one year submissions only – details of Thai bank account. There are supplementary questions on social media useage – those are described on the form as optional – and frequentlyvisited places listed as clubs, restaurants, shops and hospitals. The bureau says that the new form will be helpful in both tracking down undesirable aliens and also in bringing assistance to those with a problem. For example, the details on car ownership and hospitals might be useful in helping the victims of accidents in some circumstances. Opponents of the new form, who have been vocal in the Englishlanguage Thai press and on social media, argue that some of the information demanded is private or should be. They also claim that foreign criminals will find ways of disguising matters such as their personal details, assets and habits.
In fact, much of the required data is already held by immigration authorities or – like car ownership – is a matter easily checked by reference to other government databases. The section on social media is clearly stated as optional and adds the clarification that it would be used as a means of
communication from officials. The form also has a lot of extra space for applicants to file more information about themselves if they so choose. It is unclear at the moment whether the new forms will be entered onto a master database or will be simply filed
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News Thai pickpocket under arrest
Disappointed in her sexuality A Chinese tourist, who began dating what he assumed was a person of the feminine gender, was very upset on finding out that his new contact was actually of the third person identity. Hsiao Shun-Wen, aged 32, and his male friend both had swollen faces after the transgender hit them before escaping after her ladyboy identity was plain to see. The principal victim later said he had met the transgender on Facebook but had no idea he was texting another guy, thus leading to an argument and a painful head.
Customer and client canâ€™t agree An Uzbek tourist complained to police that a man she was dating had robbed her after visiting her room. Urazalieva Feruza, 26, said that her date, said to be a boxing promoter, took 2,000 baht and a cellphone in spite of her attempts to make him see reason. But the man in the story said he had paid 1,000 baht for an unspecified yet welcome service, had fallen asleep and then woke up to see the lady going through his pockets. Consequently, he had hit her in the face and taken her purse. Police are still trying to sort out truth from fiction.
Police organized a press conference to reveal the arrest of 31year old Patchara Eimsa-ard who was suspected of robbing several baht bus passengers on separate occasions. Various complainants had stated they had lost sums of 20,000-40,000 baht when their valuables were stolen as they sat in close proximity to the alleged thief. She was eventually detained in her room in central Pattaya after informants told investigators of the location where she was holed up.
Four suspected rapists deny allegations
Doctor help injured man Tiffany Show staff assaulted by co-worker
When a motorcycle hit an elderly man in front of Pattaya Police Station, a passing motorist, Dr. Peerawat Kanchabenja, provided immediate first aid to the victim, 65-year-old Amporn Khaokaew. The motorcycle driver, Somkiat Kawaothong, aged 51, offered to cover Ampornâ€™s medical expenses.
Heavy rain causes fatality
A man identified as Teerayuth Saengnumpong, 31, was seen badly injured lying on Beach Road. Witness Sorawat Photichai said they were drinking on the beach with Sompong Wuttiwong when suddenly the suspect hit Teerayuth in the face with a bottle, then stabbed him. Sorawat tried to stop Sompong but he was assaulted as well.
Four men were arrested for raping a 32-year-old Thai woman. Khanueng Kaesa, 29, Pairoj Boonmee, 42, Apichart Phankompin, 34 and Chamnarn Kongplien, 43, denied the allegations. The victim, called Kik, said that seven to eight Thai men claiming to be police officers arrested her for dealing drugs. She denied the charges but admitted to having used drugs. The said police officers promised to release Kik in return for 100,000 baht. First, however, the men wanted to investigate her residence. As they drove through a dark area of Jomtien, one of the men pointed a gun at her and raped her. She subsequently was kept in a safe house for three days. The four suspects were released on the same day they were arrested; they were told to return to court the next morning; only two suspects showed up. Arrest warrants were issued for Apichart and Chamnarn.
Tour guides abandon 38 Chinese tourists
A motorbike driver who crashed into an unlit cement barrier in central Pattaya was the victim of recent storms, according to police. Boonsueb Duangchan, 37 from Pitsanulok province, was pronounced dead on arrival at Banglamung Hospital. Witnesses said the doomed driver was proceeding in heavy rain when he suddenly crashed into the obstruction and received fatal head injuries.
One or more tour guides abandoned 38 Chinese tourists in the lobby of their hotel, the R-Con Hotel in Wongamart. The group had bought their package tour from Taiwan Kua Tang Co., Ltd. for 357,200 baht. However, on arrival at the hotel, the guides demanded additional money. When the tourists refused, the tour guides disappeared. The police ordered the hotel to allow the group to stay in their rooms, according to Tourist Police Inspector Pol. Major Piyapong Aenarn.
The police later arrested 35-year-old Udon Thani native Nanthakarn Khanhasinthu, charging her with violating the Travel Agency Business and Guide Act. The suspect admitted that she was hired by the tour company but said a Chinese man named Kun took over the group and told the Thai woman to stay in her room. Police also arrested another suspect, 26-year-old Li Jinkun. He was charged with having no work permit or valid tour guide permit. Both suspects were detained.
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News Title Holder Thaworn and Major Winner Immelman Headline King’s Cup Defending champion Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand and Major winner Trevor Immelman of South Africa will be among the top stars headlining the US$750,000 King’s Cup next month. Thaworn won the 2014 King’s Cup for a record 18th Asian Tour title and will defend the prestigious trophy against a strong line-up which includes the 2008 Masters Tournament champion Immelman. For the first time in the history of the King’s Cup, the tournament will be sanctioned by t h e A s ia n T ou r a nd European Tour at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya from July 28 to 31, 2016. At the age of 49, the evergreen Thaworn continues to shine on the Asian Tour where he has won the Order of Merit crown twice and notched 18 victories, a record on the region’s premier Tour. With His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej celebrating his 70th year as the King of Thailand, Thaworn is eager to keep the revered trophy on home soil. “It is a great honour for me to defend my title at the King’s Cup. The King’s Cup is such
an important tournament for the Thai players. I’m proud to be a winner of the King’s Cup and I’ll do my best to defend this prestigious trophy,” said Thaworn. “There are many young and up-coming players who will challenge for the trophy and I’ve not played my best golf yet this year. But it is different when you are fighting for the King’s Cup because this is a trophy which you want to keep in Thailand,” he added. Immelman, a four-time European Tour winner, will make a welcome return to Thailand for the first time since 2004. “I’m excited to play in the King’s Cup. I’ve heard great things about the event and I’m looking forward to the challenge. The standard of golf in Asia has grown tremendously over the past few years which is great for the sport,” said the 36-year-old Immelman. The King’s Cup, supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), will receive global coverage on the Asian Tour’s extensive television platform which has a potential reach of over 180 nations and territories and 740 million homes.
Sakon Wannapong, g ov e r n o r o f t h e S p o r t s Authority of Thailand stated: “The Sports Authority of Thailand is pleased and honoured to support the King’s Cup Golf Thailand 2016. This tournament is very dignified for Thai golf and we believe the King’s Cup will support and develop the game in our nation and also help gain more engagement and interest among fans from Thailand and around the region. This tournament will also promote Thailand as a leading tourism destination through the global television exposure that will be generated during the tournament week.” Asian Tour Commissioner Kyi Hla Han was delighted to welcome back the return of the King’s Cup on the Asian Tour’s Schedule. “The King’s Cup is a special event which Thai golfers hold close to their hearts as it honours their King. We’ve witnessed many worthy champions over the years and I’m confident we will see another great champion emerge during the week,” said Han. Keith Pelley, Chief Executive of The European Tour, said: “We are delighted
to be adding another tournament to the schedule, which gives those European Tour members not playing in the US PGA Championship an opportunity to compete that week. We had a very successful visit to Thailand in March - it’s a wonderful country with some of the most warm, welcoming people in the world, so we are very much looking forward to returning for the King’s Cup.” “The King’s Cup is one of Thailand’s most significant golf tournaments. We are determined to maintain the importance of this tournament and make an effort to strengthen it in cooperation with the Asian Tour and European Tour in order to grow golf in Thailand, particularly to offer Thai players the opportunity to play in international fields,” said Methee Sudasna Na Ayudhya, President Professional Golf Association of Thailand. Chanya Swangchitr, president, Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club said: “We are looking forward to welcoming both local and international players at our challenging championship course. We also strongly believe that it will be
one of the most exciting and very competitive tournaments in Thailand.” Lt. Gen. Kriangkrai Chaichumporn, president of Greatness Holding Company Limited, the promoter of the tournament, said: “We are delighted and proud to organize this prestigious golf event which is considered as one of our nation’s prominent events. We do hope that the coming King’s Cup 2016 will be beneficial for golf development and promote tourism in Thailand.” The Royal Thai Army Radio and Television (Channel 5) will broadcast the event live on Saturday and Sunday for local golf fans. “Channel 5 is pleased to be part of this international golf tournament. With our nationwide network and
high definition broadcasting system, the Thai golf fans can enjoy watching the exciting golf tournament at home,” said Col. Thanathip Sawangsang, program director of Royal Thai Army Radio and Television. The field for the King’s Cup will comprise of 90 players from the Asian Tour, 25 from The European Tour, 25 from Thailand PGA and 16 invite spots. Prize money earned from the tournament will count towards the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit and also on the Race to Dubai ranking on The European Tour. The King’s Cup will be the second tournament in Thailand to be jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and The European Tour following the staging of the True Thailand Classic earlier this season.
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News Immigration form compulsory Continued from page 1
with the other documentation submitted at the same time. Pattaya Today contacted several foreign embassies for a comment, but did not discover any new or salient points. However, one retired officer summarized, “What is not a good idea is to tell lies on this form. You will never be sure that wrong information won’t come back to haunt you later on. Most of the information is routine when dealing with government bureaucracies and not worth making a fuss about. If there is something you feel you really cannot answer, then explain to the recording officer your concerns”. He added that there is a lot of inaccurate discussion on social media about the new form.
“Nowhere, for example, does it want to know the details
of your home country bank accounts.”
Mazda creates history with 4,000-km Thai-Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia caravan
Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd. in cooperation with Mazda Motor Corporation Co. Ltd. is preparing to write a new chapter in automotive history by staging a 4,000-kilometer a l l - S K Y AC T I V c a r a v a n routing through four ASEAN countries. The “Mazda SKYACTIV ASEAN Caravan” emphasizes Mazda’s outstanding brand image in this region and will serve as a crucial test for Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology. Participants come from 5 different ASEAN nations, taking turns to complete the 4,000-kilometer journey around 4 countries. The event draws the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to the opening ceremony, along with distinguished guests from both the government and private sectors, to be held at the King Rama V Statue in Bangkok. Hidesuke Takesue, president of Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd., said that the introduction of new Mazda models featuring SKYACTIV technology and KODO design in every ASEAN market was met with excellent market response, and Mazda plans to
grow further in this region. “We have set a sales target of 150,000 units per year in 2020 for the ASEAN market, which is a very important market for Mazda’s business. ASEAN consists of countries with high potential and are closely watched in the global stage. With a population of more than 600 million and an economy that has been growing steadily over the years, there is no question why Mazda has decided to invest heavily to build auto assembly plants as well as engine and transmission factories in Thailand, plus assembly plants in Malaysia and Vietnam. Not to mention investments to support sales of Mazda vehicles in Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Brunei,” he said. “The staging of the historic ‘Mazda SKYACTIV ASEAN Caravan’ is also targeted at bringing together the cultures of the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community) and strengthening the friendship among member nations, apart from promoting tourism and boosting the economy,” Hidesuke added.
The caravan, consisting of various Mazda SKYACTIV models like the Mazda2, Mazda3, CX-3 and CX5, takes place from June 27 to July 5. The opening ceremony will be held at the King Rama V Statue in Bangkok and the caravan will travel to Nakhon PanomKhammuan (Laos)-Vinh (Vietnam)-Hanoi-Hoi AnNatrang-Ho Chi Minh CityCambodia-Trat (Thailand). The total distance of the 9-day journey is 4,000 kilometers. There are 140 participants from 5 countries – Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore – and they will have an opportunity to visit historic sites in each country the caravan passes through. This is the first ASEAN caravan that will be taken part by members from various AEC countries, and Mazda is proud to be a part in opening the door to the ASEAN region. Mazda wishes to lead the way into the AEC and learn the different cultures of each member country, spreading them to members taking part in this historic caravan.
Thailand named as host country for Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017
The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) and QNA International signed an agreement for Thailand to host the 4th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017 (DWP Congress 2017). This event is scheduled from May 2-4, 2017, and is expected to attract 450 delegates from around the world. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of TAT said, “We are delighted that Thailand has been chosen as the host country for the prestigious Destination Wedding Planners Congress 2017. Thailand is a highly attractive country for couples looking to get married or enjoy honeymoons, and we can boast a wide range of wedding packages, romantic settings and luxurious, private accommodation. In addition, Thailand’s own wedding planners have great expertise in helping couples enjoy memorable and romantic nuptials.” DWP Congress is an avant-garde initiative and the only one of its kind concept in the world. This spectacular congress has raised the bar of the destination wedding industry, as the crème de la crème across the globe from the wedding industry converges under one platform. The first DWP Congress took place in Greece in 2014, and
has grown from strength to strength spreading its wings to Mauritius in 2015, and Florence, Italy, in 2016. And amidst a plethora of exclusive destinations from across Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, and Europe, Thailand’s bid for the 2017 edition emerged victorious. Ackash Jain, director of QNA International said, “Thailand has been a very strong contender; the country is already very popular among travellers and leisure seekers, and is also on the radar as a coveted destination for weddings and honeymoons. Given, the country’s reputation as a destination with deeprooted cultural traditions, rich heritage and warm hospitality, we are extremely excited to get the ball rolling on the 4th edition.’’ According to a survey conducted by QNA International, results of which were released during the 3rd annual DWPC, Thailand was revealed as the top destination of choice in Asia for destination weddings and honeymoons. This is no surprise given Thailand’s cultural lure, natural beauty including scenic stretches of beaches, mountains, greenery, unique gastronomy, entertainment, and world renowned hospitality. “The experience in
destination weddings and honeymoons that Thailand has acquired through attracting couples in Asia include various wedding ceremonies whether it is by the beach, rock-climbing wedding, underwater wedding, traditional Thai wedding, and cooperation with luxury resorts and hotels, wedding planners, event organisers, and professional photographers, to offer competitive packages for the couples. Therefore, Thailand is well-poised to welcome couples who want a memorable and exclusive experience for their wedding and their guests,” according to the QNA International’s press statement. Yuthasak Supasorn concluded, “Weddings can raise a great deal of revenue for Thailand. The average spent for a wedding is around 5-20 million baht depending on how many guests attend. It is estimated that 400 couples come from India alone to get married in Thailand, with Europe and the US being strong markets. The hosting of the DWP Congress 2017 will certainly help raise the profile of Thailand even further as a preferred wedding destination for couples from around the world and boost the positive image of Thailand, positioning the country as a quality leisure destination.”
Police campaign for tourist safety
All seven local police stations in the greater Pattaya area attended a meeting in which commanders stressed that more checkpoints needed to be established to protect the resort’s evergrowing tourist numbers, especially from China and Japan. It was reported that police are now recording their arrests on smart phones which had increased greatly information-exchange and the collection of documentation which are an integral part of the successful prosecution of undesirables.
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News Thai tourism projected to show good growth in first half of 2016
The Thai tourism industry is projected to record international visitor arrivals of 16.67 million in January-June 2016, which will be up 13 percent over the same period of 2015. Projected earnings are estimated at 824 billion baht, up 17 percent. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, made the announcement at a press conference on the Thailand Tourism Situation in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2016. The event was held at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel. Also present at the media conference were Ittirit Kinglake, president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, Charoen Wangananont, president of the Association of Thai Travel Agents, and Supawan Tanomkiatipume, president of the Thai Hotels Association. Yuthasak said “In the first half of 2016, Thailand is projected to record 1.24 trillion baht in tourism receipts, covering both international and domestic tourism. International visitor arrivals are projected at 16.67 million, up by 13 percent over the first half of 2015, generating an estimated 824 billion baht in tourism receipts (+17 percent). Domestic travel is projected to generate over 75 million trips, up 4 percent over
the first half of 2015, generating an estimated 416 billion baht in tourism receipts (+6 percent).” Both the first and second quarters of 2016 recorded strong increases. In the first quarter, international visitors were up 15 percent and tourism receipts were up 19 percent. The second quarter is projected to have recorded 9 percent growth in international visitors and 14 percent growth in tourism receipts. All the source major markets affected by the bomb blast in the Ratchaprasong Intersection in 2015 showed a quick recovery; such as, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. In addition, long-haul markets also showed a good recovery particularly from Europe. Domestic travel is also projected to improve steadily due to signs of a recovery in the Thai economy. The first quarter January-March 2016 period recorded 37.4 million domestic trips, up by 3.6 percent, generating an estimated 212 billion baht (+6 percent) in receipts. The second quarter April-June period is projected to record an increase of 4.4percent to 37.7 million trips, generating an estimated 200 billion baht (+6 percent) due to the Songkran Festival in April and other long weekend holidays.
The most popular regions for domestic travel in the first two quarters were Bangkok (18.3 million trips), Central Region (16 million trips) and Northeast Region (13.4 million trips). Yuthasak said, “TAT is forecasting that in the 3rd quarter of 2016, Thailand will receive 635 billion baht (+14 percent) in receipts from international and domestic tourism.” This forecast is based on projected international visitor arrivals of 8.30 million (+14 percent), generating an estimated 423 billion baht (+18 percent). The top-five markets in terms of tourism receipts are projected as China (146 billion baht, +32 percent), Malaysia (22.5 billion baht, +15 percent), Australia (17.8 billion baht, +4 percent), Japan (17.6 billion baht, +7 percent), and the UK (15.1 billion baht, +6 percent). The positive direction is underlined by various factors. The forward flight bookings to Thailand in particular for long-haul markets send a positive sign. The launch of several new routes from China’s secondary cities include Chengdu and Chong Qing to Koh Samui. Moreover, the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale in June and the upcoming Women’s Journey project in August will help stimulate travel during the Green Season and female travellers, respectively.
Diana Group Pattaya holds 19th Dharma on Time
The Diana Group Pattaya led by Managing Director Sophin held the 19th Dharma on Time at Diana Garden Resort in North Pattaya. Dr. Wannaporn Wannasri, supervisor of the Pattaya City Education Office,
Dentists updated at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Cosmetic and Implants Dentistry Center Bangkok Pattaya led by Dr Thatsanee Lertutsahakul, director of center, held a dentistry academic training 2016 to update dentistry technology, including lecturers from foreigners on the latest in dentistry.
presided. Teachers and students from different school joined the religious event that promotes Buddhism among the young. Senior monks lectured students and youth.
Sausages Ahoy It is said that 2,000 sausages are eaten in Pattaya every day, but do the consumers know what they are devouring? Last year they almost jumped out of their skin when WHO’s International Cancer Research categorized processed meats such as sausage, ham and bacon not just unhealthy but positively dangerous. Apparently, even Thai favourites such as kun chiang (Chinese sausage) or naem (Thai-style fermented sausage) are risky too. This is because in the manufacturing process, various chemicals are added to prevent the growth of bacteria in the food and to maintain the original pink colour of the meat. One solution is to steam your sausages or bacon, rather than fry or grill them, as there are fewer downsides that way. Then again, you can switch wholeheartedly to fruit and vegetables which are rich in vitamins and very good for you. But not in the form of chips! Nutty Advice It has become an article of faith amongst pregnant ladies that they should avoid eating nuts and shellfish during pregnancy and during breast feeding to reduce the risk of their babies developing an allergy to them. But now the American Academy of Pediatrics has produced new guidelines which state that avoiding these products may encourage the very allergies they seek to prevent. In a test study 11 percent of babies who were exposed to peanuts developed an allergy compared with 35 percent of those denied them. As with many things in healthcare, there is no clear answer. Avoidance of certain foods is sometimes needed for those with severe reactions, but things backfire when the same rules are applied to everyone. Long Life Eggs Only one person born in the 19th century is still alive today: 116-year old Italian Emma Morano who is enjoying the limelight as the oldest person in the world. The record for longevity is still held by Frenchwoman Jeanne Calment who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and around 6 months. Emma was born in November 1899 and has reportedly not left her flat for 25 years. Contrary to all received medical opinion, Emma has thrived in spite of giving up fruit and vegetables in favour of a diet which features at least one raw egg a day and portions of raw minced pork. She has maintained this regime over many decades and remains a creature of habit, rising at eight, lunching at eleven and having dinner at six. Incidentally, according to research conducted a few years ago, the average age of death of expats in Thailand is a discouraging 66 years. Job Opportunity With bars and restaurants sometimes closing rather than reopening these days, it may be time to think of a new business nobody has tried yet. A few years ago, an English guy made a fortune making wedding dresses in Pattaya and exporting them back to Europe for a fraction of what they would cost over there. More recently, another guy did rather well forwarding to addresses abroad non-nicotine cigarettes until it was discovered that the practice is illegal. One gap in the Pattaya market seems to be wigs for men. In spite of periodic discussions on social media, it seems that there is not actually a publicly-identifiable business in our fair city specializing in this particular form of vanity. Looking around at the many bald, farang heads in Pattaya, there may be a small fortune awaiting some intelligent entrepreneur. Transgender Transformation Ever so slowly, it has to be admitted, the stereotype of cross-dressers is beginning to change on the Eastern Seaboard. Traditionally, transvestites and transgenders have been given a limited role in the mass media – stealing your necklace and escaping on a motorbike or poisoning a drink to remove your possessions whilst you are unconscious – but that’s beginning to change, or rather to become diversified. It is now common to see transgenders working in supermarkets, banks, hospitals and restaurants, and customers hardly blink. Not to mention the fact that Pattaya’s three main theatres all offer a cross-dressing cabaret show which is attended dutifully by large numbers of Chinese tourists on a daily basis. How long will it be before a transgender puts up for elected office? Assuming there any elections, of course. Wholesome Food There’s a really good French cafe-restaurant in the soi which has the main side entrance to Tukcom in South Pattaya. La Petite Planete, absolutely non pretentious, has daily specials for around 300 baht with a wide selection as well as an a la carte menu which is also very reasonable in price. On a recent visit, we enjoyed a crab salad served with fresh French bread, John Dory fillet and French fries with dill sauce and a choice of desserts. The house wine is good value for the price. Another good eatery with reasonable prices is Palmer’s on Pattayaland Soi two and almost next door to Cheers bar. Their breadcrumb fish with chips is first class and their sausage sandwich, uniquely, comes with plentiful fried onions. On the same street, there’s a good Indian restaurant, Maharaja where the staff understand the difference between spicy and non-spicy flavours.
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News Merit-Making at Over 5,000 runners assemble Pattaya Tourist Police Station
The Royal Thai Health Marine Corps this year is expected to attract thousands more participants in its annual marathon to be held on July 3. The exercise, open to the public, is aimed
at improving relationships and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Funds and donations will support naval families and will also buy much-needed medical equipment.
US and Thai navies cooperate
The Pattaya Tourist Police celebrated their 11th anniversary with a merit-making ceremony and offering food to monks. Commander, Pol. Maj. Piyapong Ansan, led the ceremony. Local businessman and special guests presented gifts and donations.
Last month’s, CARAT training exercise between the Thai and US marine service focused on air defence, artillery, helicopter operations and anti-submarine activities. As part
of the exercises, there was an amphibious landing leading to jungle-warfare tactical training and noncombatant evacuation operations.
EXAT Director No Show
Safety House Campaign
A group of 200 locals protest in front of Ravindra Beach Resort and Spa when the director of Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) was a no show. He had been expected to meet
The community leaders of Wat Chaimongkol and representatives of Pattaya police have launched a campaign on home safety. The need for such efforts arose out of the increasing number of
with the group and discuss the building of the Burapavithee–Pattaya expressway. Local residents oppose the project but said they will allow it to continue as long as they have the EIA approval.
burglaries and robberies in their area. Residents were told to protect their homes with the help of the neighbours by sticking phone numbers outside of residences in case of suspicious activities.
KlaiKlai Helps Users Discover what’s Near Them in Thailand KlaiKlai.com announced the official launch of its free map application that helps locals and tourists find what’s near them in Thailand. Available in both Thai and English languages, it consists of more than 14.6 million physical addresses, hundreds of categories and 1.2 million points of interest in 77 provinces within the Kingdom. In conjunction with the government’s initiatives on promoting international and domestic tourism, KlaiKlai aims to provide quality mapping services for locals,
expats and tourists while they reside or travel in Thailand Between January and April 2016, Thailand’s international tourism has witnessed a growth of 14.12 percent over the same period of 2015. In addition, domestic tourism is estimated to increase by 6.5 percent reaching 146.5 million trips by year-end, said Pornkamol Chatchawanthanapak, cofounder of KlaiKlai. “This steady growth has shown that it is important for the travel and tourism industry to continue developing quality applications that can assist both locals and
tourists while they travel in Thailand,” she said. In December 2015, its mapping technology’s proof of concept – YourSingaporeMap. com was first launched in Singapore and it has since served more than 3 million users over the past 6 months. Singapore’s modern infrastructure, open data initiatives and geographical size help to serve as an ideal testing ground to further develop and adapt the technology for Thailand. Pornkamol said KlaiKlai currently has more than 1.2
million points of interest w i t h i n 7 7 p rov i n c e s o f Thailand, including amenities, transportation, shopping, F&B establishments, healthcare, hotels, tourist attractions, financial and emergency services. Developed with the ability to process natural language queries, KlaiKlai’s Smart Location Search Technology combines knowledge graph, conversational search and artificial intelligence to better understand search queries and to deliver relevant locationbased results.
Pornkamol said she has plans to release KlaiKlai’s dataset API for Thai developers to build useful applications that can help accelerate the tech ecosystem in Thailand. She also has plans to roll out additional language support for
Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Japanese users. KlaiKlai’s mobile application can be downloaded for free on both Android and iOS platforms. It is also accessible via web browsers on laptop, desktop computers and mobile devices.
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PM visits local airport Snap Judgment Hitler Overkill
Prime minister General Prayut Chan-ocha with other senior officials made a fact-finding visit to U-tapao airport. The hub is now attracting 1,500 passengers per day and the plan is to expand the runway to allow more take-offs
and landings. A budget of 239 million baht has been set aside for that purpose. Enhancements are also being made to the existing terminal, expected to be finished by the end of this year.
Fashion week underway
Central Festival Pattaya Beach was the location for this year’s ongoing Fashion Week which aims to boost shopping in the area by demonstrating the latest trends
in clothing and employing models to reveal smartness and glamour. Another venue was also on display at the Royal Garden Plaza.
Tourist police plant trees
Fifty tourist police and volunteers attended a treeplanting activity in Huay Yai to honour the King’s 70 years
on the throne. Over 200 tree-shrubs were planted by officers who also performed a cleanup job at the nighbouring temple.
WHAT OUR READERS SAY
(Erdener Etiksan writes) Regarding your newspaper dated 1-15 June 2016 (front page Moving to Cambodia), I’m a 64-year-old retired Turkish man staying in Thailand for eight years (last four in Pattaya with one Thai lady who has her own shop and own job). We don’t have money problem in Thailand but me, as a foreigner, I have some big problems that push me to leave this country for Cambodia or Vietnam. 1-Visa difficulties. Especially cannot be free to create my own job free of Thai partner. Income verification and maybe big
sum on Thai bank. 2-Harrasment of policemen on foreigners. View of Thai police on foreigner: If one farang get problem with one of Thai national, he or she could be guilty 90 percent. 3-Increasing street crimes everywhere. 4-Increasing traffic problems. 5-Incredible street pollution. Everywhere is dirty and smell very bad (especially around rubbish box areas). 6-Big rat population on Beach Road side of Pattaya (or Rattaya). Nobody take care on it??!! 7-Nightlong noise from some cars and motorbikes free silencers (plus big music). Some reasons for me to leave Pattaya.
No dead political leader has been dragged into arguments more frequently than Third Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler who committed suicide more than 70 years ago. This is true even in Thailand. There was an outcry 20 years ago because the Fuhrer was shown on a public transport advertisement in Bangkok munching a potato chip in the presence of Charlie Chaplin. Several years ago, a waxworks museum in Pattaya erected a large hoarding on Sukhumvit Road showing Adolf giving the Nazi stiff-armed salute to hundreds of motorists as they passed by. Of course, neither of these episodes reflected pronazi sentiments but rather a total ignorance of what Hitlerism meant in the 1930s and 1940s. After all, Thailand was attacked by the imperial Japanese army in World War Two and not by the latter’s ally Germany. Other examples of Nazi-style goofs in Thailand have included selling Third Reich militaria on Pattaya Beach Road and dressing up in swastika uniforms at a school parade in Bangkok. The Jewish Holocaust is mostly ignored in Asia which has its own nightmares such as the Khmer Rouge and mass starvations in China under Chairman Mao. In Europe, where Hitlerism is a more touchy subject, politicians and others try to obtain the advantage in a controversy by raking up what Adolf once said. Indeed, when anyone makes reference to the Fuhrer, one should think of Godwin’s Law which effectively states that the longer any debate goes on in the newspapers or on the internet, the closer to one hundred percent grows the likelihood that Adolf will be cited. The former London mayor, Kenneth Livingstone, recently tried to win the day by observing that Hitler was in favour of letting German Jews emigrate before, later on, he went mad and murdered several million people. Critics in UK immediately rounded on Livingstone for attempting to turn Hitler into a pro-Jewish crusader, but Ken refused to budge and claimed history was on his side. Maybe. We also had the spectacle of another former London mayor, Boris Johnson, in the run-up to the Brexit referendum, comparing Hitler’s dream of rediscovering “the golden age of peace and prosperity under the Romans” with the European Union’s attempt to do this “by different methods”. Presumably Boris took the view that if you can show Hitler, if alive today, would have voted to remain in Europe, then any sensible person would cast his or her vote to leave. In historical terms, there is no connection between the Third Reich’s conquest of much of western Europe and the contemporary European Union. Hitler’s empire was as ragbag of different forms of administration – Denmark was left to its own devices whereas France was partitioned and parts of Poland formally annexed – but Boris would not want to know the fact that Hitler’s aim was simply to loot subservient countries in an attempt to win the war. Perhaps Boris’ real aim was to raise Hitler’s ghost over the Brexit debate whilst painting himself as some kind of Winston Churchill. Boris has made no secret of his liking for the wartime British leader, mentioning him at every opportunity and even writing a biography designed to impress readers with the similarities between the two. Indeed, there are similarities. Churchill shared Boris’ liking of talking a great deal, churning out books and articles galore and even being dismissed as a rogue at some moments of his career. Not only rogue but perhaps worse. The legend persists that as sea lord in 1915 Churchill deliberately sacrificed the Lusitania to bring America into the First World War in 1915, although this did not happen for another two years. He also favoured in the Second World War murdering German leaders wholesale rather than subjecting them to the Nuremburg trials: in practice the two alternatives added up to the same thing. Actually, Hitler’s contemporary significance is a good deal more menacing than trite historical debates. He was a true demagogue who cared little for the trappings of democracy even though he always claimed to have come to power legally and by the popular will. Today, we can see something of the same phenomenon in the popularity, selective as may be, of the new Philippine president Duterte who apparently advocates extra-judicial killings and throwing the bodies of drug dealers into Manila bay. Donald Trump in the USA may not be a paid-up fascist but his programme to ban Muslims from entering the USA and build a wall to keep out unwanted Mexicans is hardly a liberal policy. Both these latter day politicians – and they are by no means unique – mimic Hitler in appealing to gut reactions and racist ideologies. Some individuals’ urge to want a strong leader with comprehensive and simple solutions to everyday problems has a ready outlet in such policies. Meanwhile the ghost of Hitler is by no means dead. Governments in Poland and Hungary have plainly adopted anti-immigrant policies which, in Hungary’s case, have led to the success of openly fascist political parties sporting neo-nazi uniforms at rallies. The elections for the new Austrian president also illustrate the revival of the extreme right. These developments, as well as the growing importance of movements in England and France to shut out immigrants, undoubtedly reflect the movement of millions of people in war-torn Syria and Afghanistan in particular both as refugees and as economic migrants. In this context, the significance of Hitler is a good deal more worrying than his picture munching potato crisps on the back of a Bangkok bus.
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Our Community Ascott’s Staff in Thailand Unite to Donate GM Thailand Restores the Environment with Mangrove Replanting Project Blood for the Third Consecutive Year
More than 60 staff and management from Ascott properties in Bangkok have again participated in the voluntary blood donation activity, ‘Share Life, Give Blood’ at The National Blood Centre at Thai Red Cross Society. The company has held its blood donation drive each year since 2014. Over 300 blood donors attended this life saving campaign so far. At the same pace, eight people from the team of Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha have also taken part, organising the blood donation campaign at the Queen Savang Vadhana
Memorial Hospital, one of the Thai Red Cross hospitals in Sri Racha. Every year Ascott Thailand pledges support to Thai Red Cross by organising blood donation drives twice a year, part of a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign. Ascott is committed to making a difference through a series of CSR programmes such as blood donations and fundraising campaigns to improve the quality of life of the local communities it operates within, as well as promote sustainable growth for future generations.
Amari Phuket Holds a Save the Planet Activity The Amari Phuket team recently organised a CSR activity to support World Environment Day and World Ocean Day at Patong Beach. Led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, vice president and area general manager, South Thailand, and team members participated in releasing fish to the ocean. In collaboration with Chalor Preecha, officer of the fish nursery unit of Phang-nga Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre, the team received proper instructions on how to release the fish in order to achieve the best result and help preserve the environment.
International Day of Yoga Pattaya 2016 by Derek Franklin
Apart from being the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, June the 21st is fast becoming known as International Day of Yoga. Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, in it became a record breaking vo t e w h e n e ve r y s i n g l e nation and territory accepted the proposal to introduce International Day of Yoga to the world. In 2015 the largest ever yoga gathering took place in New Delhi and saw more than thirty five thousand devotees taking part in a yoga class led by Narendra Modi, prime minister of India. In Bangkok almost eight thousand joined together for an afternoon of yoga, but in 2015 the Day of Yoga was almost forgotten in Pattaya, e xc e p t by t h e d e vo t e d . However, on the afternoon of
Tuesday the 21st June 2016 more than two hundred and fifty yoga enthusiasts, mostly locals, young and old, male and female, came together at Central Festival Pattaya Beach for a yoga class and an evening of fun. Students with disabilities from the Father Ray Foundation took part, and showed ever yone that a disability does not stop anyone taking part in this ancient
physical, mental and spiritual practice. Plans are already under way to make the 2017 event here in Pattaya even bigger than this year. It is hoped that hundreds, if not thousands, of not only yoga enthusiasts, but people from the whole Pattaya community will come together for a yoga class that will spread along Beach Road, the promenade walk way and also the beach, if the tide is not too high.
General Motors Thailand conducted the “Mangrove Replanting” project, in line with its CSR initiatives, at Pak Nam PraSae, Rayong. It was attended by more than 150 people, including executives, representatives from local government, teachers and students from Wat Ta-Kien-Ngam Community School and employees including their family from GM Thailand’s manufacturing facility in Rayong. This is the second “Mangrove Replanting” activity organizedby GM Thailand in order to restore the mangrove forest that is important to ecosystem and the environment. The activity is aligned with the company’s purpose and value: to serve and develop communities where it lives and operates worldwide. The other purpose is to celebrate 70 years of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the throne. Mangrove replanting serves multiple purposes. Mangroves are an important ecosystem on Thailand’s coastal areas, providing environmental and socio-economic benefits. They also help prevent coastal erosion and habitat degradation, support a healthy ecosystem for wildlife, and provide sustainable resources and livelihoods for the coastal populace. “ We expanded areas for mangrove
restoration from last year to maximize benefits for the local community. At GM, we have an ongoing commitment to help the communities where we work and live. In this case, our employees planted over 300 mangrove plants that will help contribute to a healthy coastal area for wildlife and the local populace,” said Somnuek Ngamtrakulchon, vice president of Human Resource, GM Thailand and South East Asia. Saengjan added, “Before starting the planting process, employees and students from Wat Ta-Kien-Ngam Community School got opportunities to learn about the mangrove, benefits of the forest and how to plant mangrove trees properly. We are committed to drive employee engagement toward conservation of natural resources, to boost awareness about the local environmental concerns, and motivate planning for a sustainable future.We have a long-term follow-up plan to plant even more mangrove plants in the future.” GM Thailand also donated One World Futbols, the ultra-durable soccer balls to Wat Ta-Kien-Ngam Community School, located in Paknamkrasae sub-district, Klaeng district, Rayong province. It is a primary school. Approximately 600 students in the school will benefit from this donation.
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Pattaya Earns the Totally New 2016 HONDA CIVIC Hilton 2016 Award of Excellence Turbo RS â€“ The Game Changer by Hotels.com 10th Gen Honda Civic Going Premium - Spacious & Loaded
All the Honda's I've tested during the last decade have been normally aspirated. What? Normally aspirated means 'normal' or non-turbocharged engines. Turbo means more power, more response, more torque and more FUN at the wheel. Remember the previous compact CIVIC? It was just like the old HONDA Civic plain vanilla sans topping. Now, no more plain vanilla. The completely new Civic is California designed; Japan engineered and assembled in Thailand. Downsized engine and upscale design: exterior and interior. The old compact Honda Civic has become a mid-size sport saloon. Design: The all-new NEW Civic architecture. Cool fastback styling. Side view shows that this new Honda is longer, sleeker and sportier. The black grill with heavy chrome accents is tad similar to Honda City and Honda HR-V. Our demonstrator, the rangetopping Civic Turbo RS variant, boasts full LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED turning signal. The flared front wheel arches feature
Photo from left, Aphisit Boonthanom, Hilton Pattaya revenue analysis, Nalinee Phongviratchai, Expedia area manager, Phatrarika Phatraprasit, Hilton Pattaya director of business development, and Penprapa Chulaksorn, Expedia market manager
new side position lamps. Note the chunky 17 inch racing inspired alloys. The rear design is also new. More dominant with a new half circular LED tail light cluster. More premium sport
sedan accents: twin exhaust pipes and a low spoiler that matches the red "RS" badge.
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Hilton Pattaya announced that it has been presented with the award of excellence by Hotels.com in honor of achievements over the past year with a score of 4.5 out of 5 as reviewed by global travelers.The award reflects the high level of guest satisfaction of Hilton Pattayaâ€™s service and facilities on the leading hotel booking site. Hotels.com, an affiliate of Expedia Inc., is a leading provider of hotel accommodation worldwide, offering booking services through its own network of localized websites and telephone call centres.
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HRH Princess Soamsawali Cup Charity Fun-Run for Woman and Kids 2016 Hilton Pattaya Wins the 2016 HRH Princess Soamsawali Cup Charity Fun-Run for Woman and Kids Hilton Pattaya joined the HRH Princess Soamsawali Cup Charity Fun-Run for woman and kids organized by YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya which took place on Pattaya Beach. This year, Hilton Pattaya team was the fastest team out of the seven teams that ran and walked over 1.5 km along the Pattaya coastline and awarded the HRH Princess Soamsawali Cup. The team was the first runner-up for the show and costume contest of this charity race. The team came with the creative concept of ‘Beauty Blue Army’ theme, wearing Stop Clicking Around T-Shirt to spread the word of the latest Hilton Worldwide campaign through the event which saw more than 2,000 participants.
A-ONE Hotel attends Fun-Run on Pattaya Beach for Woman and Kids 2016 A-ONE The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya attended to The HRH Princess Soamsawali Cup Charity “Fun-Run on Pattaya Beach for women and Kids 2016”. Achawin Sornthip (2nd center, right) assistant director of Sales, Tassanee Maneenate (1st center, right) personnel manager, were given a certificate from Pawat Lertmukda (1st center, left) vice governor of Chonburi Province at Central Festival Pattaya Beach
Hotel Baraquda Pattaya wins the second runner up at the Pattaya Walk – Run for Charity 2016 Former Member of Parliament Chonburi Province Poramate Ngampichet (fourth from right) congratulated the Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel team for winning the second runner up of the Pattaya “Walk – Run for Charity 2016” which took place along Pattaya Beach starting in front of CentralFestival shopping mall. The event was organized by the YWCA Bangkok Pattaya branch and sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Pattaya City Hall. After finishing the competition, all the participants enjoyed free food and drink plus a mini concert by The Star Team. Part of the money raised from this event will be added to the budget of constructing new buildings for poor schools, constructing a building for the Glory Hut Foundation for people who have HIV and supporting the water filtration machine project of Sirijaroenwat Forest.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya won the best costume of beauty on the beach
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya won the best costume and the best show of the 4th Fun-Run Charity 2016 organized by YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya centre with the theme of ‘beauty on the beach’ this year. For the Fun-Run Charity, Centara Grand Mirage received the 1st runner up of HRH Princess Soamsawali Trophy for the team, category of beauty on the beach. The event was corporate between YWCA and Pattaya City hall to raise money for women and children.
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Newly Opened Pool Hall and Sport Lounge in Pattaya The grand opening of Double Kiss Pool Hall and Sports Lounge was recently held at Pattaya 3rd Road near Central Pattaya. This event is a double celebration, the grand opening and the birthday of the owner, Piyachat Agari. Double Kiss Pool Hall has 10 high standard billiard tables and offers a wide variety of beverages which are very affordable. For more information visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/ Double-Kiss-Pool-Hall-Sports-Bar.
Dusit Selfie Race and Thank You Party
To express appreciation to its corporate clients for their support for many years, Dusit Thani Pattaya organized Dusit Selfie Race and Thank You Party. The event was held in the Napalai Convention where some 50 invited guests were provided healthy snack options and complimentary massages by the Devarana Spa team before enjoying the ice breakers conducted by the hotel’s own Teambuilding Crew. GM Chatchawal Supachayanont thanked everyone for their participation and reiterated the hotel's gratitude for their loyal support. A selfie race then started and awards were handed out to the best pictures before the guests were served lunch specially prepared by Chef Jens Heier and his kitchen team.
3rd E-Sarn Festival Pattaya For three consecutive years the E-sarn Festival was held at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Booths sold OTOP products from E-sarn provinces, and entertainers performed traditional dance, as well as jazz and rock. Of course, a somtum contest was held for the Princess Sirinthorn’s cup. Som Poy and Team Father Ray won honorable mention. Team Hochimin won third place and Som Tum Ho Taek won second place. Farang Rak Sao E-sarn won first place. This festival aims to promote tourism in northeastern part of Thailand and to let the E-sarn people residing in Pattaya enjoy the event.
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Suthikiati Chirathivat presided over the General Managers meet
Suthikiati Chirathivat (4th right), chairman of the board together with Thirayuth Chirathivat (3rd right), chief executive officer of Centara Hotels and Resorts recently presided over a meeting of the company’s general managers. The meeting was held at World ballroom, Centara Grand at CentralWorld and attended by Supatra Chirathivat (centre), senior vice president for Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities, and all general managers and senior executives of Centara Hotels and Resorts. In the photo are Robert F. Maurer – Loeffler, group director of operations – Bangkok & City Hotels of Centara Hotels & Resort, Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Dr Ronnachit Mahattanapreut, senior vice president of Finance & Administration of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Suparat Chirathivat, vice president Business Development, Supatra Chirathivat, Suthikiati Chirathivat, Thirayuth Chirathivat, Thirakiati Chirathivat, vice president Procurement of Centara Hotels & Resorts and Eric Weber, general manager of Centara Grand at CentralWorld
Marking the 70th Anniversary of HM’s Accession to the Throne
Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Chatchawal Supachayanont led the management team in joining the nation as it celebrated the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne by wearing yellow as a symbol of love, honor and respect for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The management also encouraged their respective staff members to commemorate the auspicious occasion in their individual departments in order to share among one another the Kingdom’s common sentiments of unity, love and reverence for His Majesty.
Mercure Football Cup 2016
It was indeed the tournament of the year when the management and staff of Mercure Pattaya Hotel enjoyed a friendly football competition, “Mercure Football Cup 2016”. Four teams consisting of finance and kitchen, front office and housekeeping, security and food and beverage and the engineering department battled it out with the finance and kitchen team eventually lifting the trophy after some hard-fought matches. As well as being healthy and fun, the most important objective of the tournament was the development of relationship and teamwork between the hotel staff.
Joint Chamber Networking at Amari Pattaya
The Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce (NTCC) organised a joint networking event sponsored by Best Global Logistics, an event that could impact businesses in many industries around Pattaya. Two guest speakers gave out information on the future development plans for the Eastern Seaboard and about the number two investor in the Eastern Seaboard in 2016. In the picture are Robert Rijnders, senior vice president of ONYX Hospitality Group and area general manager of Pattaya (left), Porametee Vimolsiri, Ph.D, secretary-general National Economic and Social Development Board of Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (first guest speaker, second from left), Sander van der Linden, plant director of Purac (Thailand) Ltd. (second guest speaker, second from right), and Hans van den Born, executive director from NTCC (right).
Sunday Brunch and Car Show at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport
Sayam Sethaputra (front row, 2nd left) president of Mercedes-Benz Club Thailand, invited members to join the car show and enjoy Sunday brunch at The Square restaurant, Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel. Poj Vijjittranon (standing, 4th left), Nisanart Tavedikul (standing, 5th right) and Chudech Techapaiboon (front row, 2nd right) also joined. They were welcomed by Naruemol Thierkarochanakul (standing, right) hotel’s marketing communications manager.
Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya at Khaenthong Children’s Home The first Corporate Social Responsibility at Khon Kaen
Dimitry Chernyshev, general manager of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya led the hotel’s management in donating food, beverages and money to “Khaenthong Children’s Home at Khon Kaen city. The donations were accepted by the administrator representation from Khaenthong Children’s Home.
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Totally New 2016 HONDA CIVIC Turbo RS – The Game Changer >> from L1 Interior: Civic's high spec aesthetic cabin with 2.7 meter wheelbase means it's almost Honda Accord roominess with stylish and comfortable charcoal black leather upholstery. by John K. Lindgren Power seats for Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com driver and front passenger. Rear seats passengers enjoy increased legroom. The cockpit features a new dashboard design (no more two-tear display) with a floating center console. There's no parking brake lever. Just press "P" electronic parking. Don't forget all the bells and whistles; driver assist systems from cruise control to rear view camera, etc. Here form follows function. Everything is easy to read and operate including the bi-lingual crisp 7-inch touch screen and the upgraded Honda navigator/
map with good coverage of all the highways and byways in Bangkok and the provinces the “Bann-nook”. Engine: Enter downsizing and turbo. And voila! The 1,500 cc (1.5L) in-line 4-cylinder turbo charged motor producing 137 horsepower and enough torque to make you smile. Powertrain: Honda's own automatic CVT (continuously variable transmission). Gone is previous generations rubbery throttle response. This is a responsive smooth CVT box with a manual paddle shift option for enthusiastic drivers. Back in the day some Honda models were known to be a little thirsty. Below 10 km/liter. The new Honda Civic's downsized motor is frugal: 18 kpl combined running on petrol, gasohol and E20. On the Road: Low stance but good visibility from the driver’s seat. First exit the dark, tight basement parking slot. No problem. Reverse. The wide rearview camera with almost HD picture quality on the 7-inch screen works fine. You'll stay clear of hidden
corners and grey pillars. On the express way the turbo kicks in and the FUN starts. Front wheel traction with tons of torque on tap. The electronic power steering is responsive. The handling, the brakes are better than the previous Civic's. This is more a driver's Honda but notwithstanding safety; active and passive top 5-star rating. As the dusk and darkness arrives, Honda's Lane Watch Camera on the driver's side adds safety watching the blind spot for other motorists and motorbikes. The LED headlights and the powerful high beam were highly appreciated when driving back to Bangkok in the dark through the heavy rain on Kanchanaburi/Petchburi country roads. Overtaking 10-wheel trucks with confidence thanks to Honda Civic RS turbo power and those LED headlights. Safe driving – all the way.
The completely new Civic comes in four trim levels, the entry level 1.8 EL non-aspirated with a sticker price of 868,000 baht and our favorite the 1.5 L Civic Turbo RS at 1,199 million baht in White Orchid Pearl. The 10th generation Honda Civic. What a makeover! Big engine power with small engine fuel consumption. And the looks no more plain vanilla.
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Mick & Di The Food Lovers
AROI PUB RESTO
Features Great International Fare with a Belgium Twist Our personal favourite outrageous travel fantasy is teleportation – the ability to arrive without travelling. Imagine sitting in your armchair and being able to dematerialize and show up anyhere in the world that takes your fancy. Scientists are working hard to make this materialize but in the meantime get yourself and friends over to Soi 89, off Sukhumvit Road, almost opposite Makro, cross the railway line and on the right hand side is Aroi Resto Pub Restaurant where, should your teleport destination have been Belgium – you would have arrived. This big welcoming sports family friendly bar-cum restaurant just oozes with hospitality and comfort from its extensive selection of Belgian beers, the spectacular beer mug chandelier to it’s chef/patron Peter de Kegel who is a power house of energy looking after his customers and guiding the kitchen brigade. His wife, Sukanda is also unflagging in her front of house duties making this gustatory marriage an impressive union. The menu is a well laid out pictorial inducement of international dishes with many traditional specialities from Peter’s homeland. Weekly specials are extraordinary
value and extremely popular. In brief, Wednesday night an International buffet is presented for only B.295 followed by a dedicated Mediterranean buffet on Thursday (B.259), Friday night (B.295) offers unlimited moules-frites or a giant mixed brochette (beef, pork, chicken and shrimps) which come with a complimentary salad bar. Saturday night is a bonanza beef fest with special premium cuts from Australia and Argentina. This is a very popular event and reservations are advised. Sunday night is a showcase roast buffet featuring chicken, spare ribs, beef, pork and lamb for B.299. The famous French snack Croque Monsieur (B.155) or Madam (B.175) kicks off the a la carte menu together with big crusty baguettes packed with ham, cheese, tuna mayo or even chicken curry for a tasty lunch time snack. As it was a Tuesday night when Mick and I visited, our chosen starters from the daily menu were salmon tartare (B.195) and a set of Italian antipasti. The salmon was an excellent example of this “in style” dish, the fresh salmon precisely chopped and mixed with a variety of complementary flavours to keep me interested without overwhelming the delicacy of the fish. Mick’s Italian
antipasti contained some very good and spicy style Chorizo sausage, Parma ham, olives, cheese and salad. Belgium, of course, is famous for its beer with its nationals imbibing 150 litres per person per year. So naturally this patriotic bar is a firm proponent of their amber nectar. Over a dozen beers are on offer, ranging from Leffe Blond or Dark, Hoegaarden –the famous white beer with an aroma of orange peel, coriander and spice, to Kasteel Bier with a whopping alcoholic content of 11 percent, to the mysterious monastery beer from the Trappist monks of Rochefort. We were imbibing the excellent house wine with a first glass of Australian Chardonnay (B.110) which we followed with a fruity French Rose (B.150) and later with a full bodied French Cabernet Sauvignon. Look out for the “Specials Board” or ask Peter as there’s always something interesting on offer. On the night we visited it was chicken breast stuffed with Parma ham and foie gras or the famous steak tartare. For a true taste of Belgium try the beef stew (prepared de rigueur with Belgian beer) or the chicken stew, known as Waterzooi, which actually translates as “watery mess” but, of course, is nothing of the kind as it’s a national treasure and is, in fact, chicken layered with vegetables, poached in wine and broth and then thickened with egg yolks and cream. Smooth, velvety and silky it was studded with tender morsels of mixed fish making for a memorable dish. There’s so much on this menu from the big, beefy burgers (from B.165), the selection of pastas, especially their signature lasagna plus the interesting selection of pizzas or indeed the full Thai menu featuring over two dozen all time favourites.
Do not leave Aroi without tasting one of their delectable desserts. Chocolate mousse oozes with decadent joy while the tiramisu and panna cotta would put a sunny smile on any sweet-toothed diner. The speciality pie the night we were there was Rhubarb Pie (B.100) now who out there could pass on that one especially accompanied by a ball of almond fudge, or Swiss chocolate ice cream? Aroi is the friendliest pub/diner around, children are welcomed and there is even their own playground in the garden. The food is first class with Peter constantly searching out more top class products to add to
his superbly sourced ingredients. Come here for quality produce at reasonable prices with those nightly special buffets and of course the amazing juicy steaks and the famous mussels-frites. Aroi Pub Resto is open daily except Mondays from 12 noon to 10.00 pm (last orders 9.45 pm). It is situated on Soi 89, Sukhumvit Road which is almost opposite Macro there is a 7-11 on the corner. Drive over the railway track and Aroi Pub is about 200 metres on your right. Tel: 087 0433 227or 082 459 5733. Party bookings accepted and a catering service is available.
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Come and crack a crustacean or two with us, at our delectable Thaiinspired Elements restaurant. With enigmatic views of the Gulf of Thailand and our resort garden, in a stylish contemporary Thai setting, we are serving up mouthwatering salad, tempting noodles, consuming wontons and some divine curry, to excite your taste buds. Let us wow you with our culinary talents and crab galore, at the all-dining Elements restaurant, in the luxurious InterContinental Pattaya. Day and night, dine on the terrace, under an umbrella of stars, or in the cool charm of our indoor dining room. Crazy for Crab is available from now until August 31 at Elements from 11 am to 10:30 pm daily. Prices start from 365 baht ++ per dish.
Pattaya visitors and residents already know Big Fish is where to find the best seafood at the best value. Starting from July 1, the restaurant’s nightly Seafood BBQ Buffet, only 700 baht net or 990 baht net with free-flow wine, simply can’t be beat. Especially not with the buffet’s recent upgrade featuring more high-quality, premium seafood choices. And now it’s all to a new beat. To music, that is, namely acoustic guitar and piano by prominent local artists. Seafood BBQ Buffet at Big Fish is available every night from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.
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From now until August 2016, Tavern By The Sea Restaurant & Pub at Amari Pattaya presents its “Seven Days Hunger Buster”Promotion, in conjunction with a special drink matching each day. The seven promotions that run for seven days include the venue having 15 TV sets that feature live sporting events, which you can watch as you spend time with your friends or family. Cheer as you enjoy the games in front of the biggest screen in town. Mondays, you will love the all-day Mex-Tex dining, and buyone, get-one-free promo. Tuesdays are Steak Nights. Get 20% off selected steaks and skewers from 6 pm onwards. Wednesdays, savour traditional Thai cuisine during Thai Night. Choose three Thai dishes served with jasmine rice and try out this promotion from 6 pm onwards. Thursdays are Curry Nights. Select two Indian or Thai curries from four choices of curries, which are served with vegetable biryani rice, garlic naan and Indian curry condiments, available from 6 pm onwards. Fridays, enjoy a Churrasco buffet accompanied by the same dishes except for the changing food selections on the hot and cold salad buffet, from 6:30 to 10 pm. Saturdays, beef up with the classic Brew & Burger, available all day. Sundays, we offer a Sunday roast with a meat of choice for lunch. Come with the whole family for the classic Sunday Roast, available from 12 to 4 pm. For more information, contact Tavern By The Sea at 038 418 419 or email email@example.com.
Sunday Beach BBQ at The Beach Club at the Beach Club, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
The Beach Club at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G invites all sun seekers to enjoy an easy Sunday and satisfy their afternoon cravings with its weekend special Grab & Go. The tranquil, private beach setting and make the most of your day-off with Chef Yongyuth’s weekend specials from his great value and delectable BBQ skewer sets, including prawns, meat, pork, chicken and sea bass. Starting from 399 baht net per set, all sets are accompanied by fried rice, green salad, tantalizing dips and a choice of soft drink. Every Sunday, from 11 am to 3 pm. Later, finish off the day with your favorite drinks at half price from 5 pm until 7 pm! Enjoy 50% off for selected drinks at The Beach Club. For reservations or information, contact 038 411 940-8 Ext. 3110 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Three Signature Dishes at La Gritta, Amari Phuket
Let Your Monday Nights Sparkle with Oysters & Bubbles
at Hagi Japanese Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
On Monday nights from now to August 2016, join us for a taste of Sparkling Wine and Fine de Claire Oysters. Those who love bubbles should come to enjoy the free-flow Sparkling Wine served with three fresh oysters from France, making a world-famous match. Don’t miss this perfect pairing, priced at only 990 baht per person and available from 7 to 9 pm. For more information, contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at 038 429 591 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Citrus flavour of raw seafood ceviche at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Oasis, the all-day restaurant at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, offers three styles of seafood ceviche during the month of July. Ceviche is a dish in which raw seafood is cured in citrus juices, and then spiced and seasoned. It is very popular along the Latin American coastline, and Oasis is serving a classic Peruvian prawn ceviche, at 350 baht ++. Other countries have adapted the style, and also on the menu is a Japanese seafood ceviche, which is served with a citrus-based ponzu sauce and priced at 350 baht ++. Thailand has its own delicious form, and Oasis is serving a Thai ceviche with scallops, coconut, lime leaves and galangal root, price 390 baht++. Oasis is on the lower lobby level and is open from 6 am to 11 pm.
“Sphere”, the mesmerizing new world At the lobby level, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya
For more information and reservations, contact 07 629 2697, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/LaGrittaPhuket.
All About Teppanyaki
at Mantra Restaurant & Bar
For reservations call 038 714 981.
La Gritta, the Italian restaurant at Amari Phuket launches an exclusive promotion, offering its top three signature dishes in 2016, as selected by Chef Patrizia Battulo, an Italian speciality chef from Rome, Italy. The three dishes consist of Ossobuco, Wagyu Beef Ravioli and Baccala. • Ossobuco is a traditional Italian one-dish meal. It is a traditional veal shank crosscut to come up with the best bone-to-meat proportion and braised with vegetables, white wine and broth for several hours before serving. It comes with a choice of polenta or pasta. It is priced at 810 baht ++. • Wagyu Beef Ravioli is hand-made pasta stuffed and sealed perfectly with a rich blend of Wagyu beef cheek, vegetables and herbs. Before serving, porcini mushroom sauce is added to the golden ravioliand garnished with grated parmesan, making it a truly authentic Italian dish. It is priced at 550 baht ++. • Baccala is a Spanish baked black cod fish, poured with tomato ragout mixed with Roma tomato, red onion, garlic, dry white wine and Kalamata olives, before serving hot with a brown and crisp roasted potato. It is priced at 890 baht ++. This special offer is available until August 31.Any guest who orders any of these three dishes will receive a 10% discount. Please advise the promotion code: SNG2016 to the La Gritta service team to receive the discount. Terms and conditions apply.
The Sounds of the Sea – and Delicious Seafood Too
If “New World” is where you can fulfill your nightlife desire, “Sphere” is the one. Cape Dara Resort is beyond excited to debut its groundbreaking style of lounge. With its modern dazzling ambience, your social gathering is amused along with music and its soft compilations played through the night. The outof-the-ordinary signature cocktail, “Interstellar”, will make your night more exhilarating. With the innovative technique of cocktail art, “Interstellar” is made of red or white wine infused with fresh fruits, which bring about the tender taste and mesmerizing fruity aroma. Not only how it is astoundedly made, how it is served which makes you feel like being in a scientific lab causes you even more spellbound. Coconut comet and Berry comet are ready to be served for those who wonder how their cocktail is ice-cream. Sphere is open daily from 5 pm to 2 am. For more information, call 038 933 888 or log into the website at www.capedarapattaya.com or Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ CapeDaraPattaya.
Hagi Japanese Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok is pleased to present the arrival of its enticing “Teppanyaki Set Menu” throughout the year 2016. These delightfullypresented sets include red miso soup; three assorted appetizers; salmon, tiger prawns, scallops, squid or Japanese Wagyu beef or Canadian lobster tail; Japanese fruits in season or sweet potato cake. The sumptuous set is priced at only at 1,950 baht ++ per person. For reservations contact F & B reservation coordinator at tel: 02 541 1234 ext. 4151 or e-mail: email@example.com
Catch of the Day at Garden Cafe, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Delicious, versatile and enjoyed worldwide, is July’s a la carte highlight at Garden Cafe, Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. Our chef, expert in the intricate balancing of seafood and meat flavors, essential to the preparation of this famous culinary delight have come up with a delightful menu which include tropical cocktail at 490 baht net per set. Enjoy daily from 11 am to 5 pm. A promotion not to be missed. For more information and reservations contact Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Tel: 038 412 120 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surf & Turf Tower at Red Sky, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Red Sky restaurant at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is presenting a sumptuous dinning experience in town for two could be enjoyed with our signature dish “The Red Sky Surf & Turf Tower”, an assortment of the freshest seafood and prime quality meat; Wagyu Rib eye, Australian lamb rack, grilled Maine lobster, giant Andaman shrimp, Alaskan crab and Hokkaido scallops, all served with fresh seasonal vegetables, double stuffed potatoes and delicious sauces and dips and more. The Surf & Turf Tower is served everyday from 6 pm to 1 am. The price is 5,955 baht ++ per set. For more information or reservations call 02 100 6255 or e-mail: email@example.com
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STRONGER, BRIGHTER, FITTER.
eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya
please dial 038 253 000 for inquiries and reservations
Vol. 04 No. 13 | July 1-15, 2016
TWO PHUKET TOWN GEMS
The Brasserie and Raya Set the benchmark for International and Thai cuisine Bangkok Airways fly from our local Pattaya International Airport (U-Tapao) a 1 hour 20 minute flight to the holiday island of Phuket. We eschewed the beach venues and spent a few days in the island's capital, Phuket town, so we could visit two special restaurants that we had been interested in for some time. Raya is set in an old SinoPortuguese house specializing in traditional Phuket style dishes, while Brasserie is a modern restaurant serving international cuisine with Belgian flair. First let’s journey to Raya in the heart of Phuket town still operating from its original venue in a picturesque house in the heart of the old town. The food is genuine
Sino-Thai with southern Thai dishes similar to its sister restaurant One Chun. The most popular dish is crabmeat curry in coconut milk (B.400 small and B. 600 large) which is such an iconic dish it has foodie visitors and locals beating a path to their door. The uniqueness is the mild but slow-burning effects of a pungent curry with the addition of the sweetest, most succulent taste of Phuket crab accompanied by khanon jeen – fresh noodles wrapped into shapes resembling skeins of wool. It is addictably delicious, fragrant with kaffir lime leaves its spicy sweetness invades your senses leaving you wanting more before you have finished the bowl. The next must have Phuket derivative
taste sensation is stir fried Sa-taw beans with prawns (B.250 – B.350). These immensely flavoured beans resonate with a pungent aroma some say could pass as methane gas – but obviously in a scrummy way! Let me reassure you that we consider these magic little beans are one of our favourite things to eat on the planet and accompanied with tossed fragrant prawns in a deeply flavoured prawn sauce it is nirvana indeed. There is so much on this Thai “boran” menu, fried shrimp with tamarind sauce (B.600 – B.900), glass noodles with shrimp and minced pork, fish with yellow curry and coconut shoots plus the renowned and celebrated Moo Hong (steamed pork with pepper and garlic Phuket style). The Hokkien Chinese who arrived from Singapore and Malaysia introduced Muu Haawng (Moo Hong) to the repertoire of the Phuket Thai style cuisine. Here there is no use of Chinese five-spice powder, instead relying on soy sauce, sugar, garlic and black pepper to create a thick gravy with a carmelised shiny red sheen. It is again another incredible dish. There is so much more to take pleasure in on this menu we leave it to you to come, eat and enjoy the flavours of ancient Phuket cuisine. Brasserie is a cuisine another Continent away but the deeply flavoursome experiences are just as incredible. This is a modern bistro serving international cuisine in an ambiance of the best hospitality and geniality. Belgian Chef/Patron, Alain Tabruyn gained his gastro-spurs in Michellin starred kitchens and is producing dishes of amazing depth and expertise. Together with his charming wife Kwanjai he has carved out an establishment of top dining to equal the best. His sourcing is superb which enabled him (on our last visit) to be serve a dozen Fine de Claire oysters in their shells for an amazing B.650. We slurped and slid these beauties with drops of Mignonette (a piquant vinegar and shallot concoction) and sweet deep fried shallots for the most sensuous
of experiences. Pan fried foie gras with apple syrup definitely winked at me as did the ditto terrine with a sweet wine gelee or snails in Burgundy style but sharing a platter of polar fresh raw, tasty slimy bivalves with my husband won the day! We followed this with a pan fried white Snapper served with the most flavourful Provencal sauce which bursted with sunny tomatoes, heaps of garlic, onions and black olives, it was exquisite. Meanwhile Mick was salivating over the finest Bouillabaisse (B.380) that had passed his lips in a long time. The broth was sublime, redolent with an almost bisque-like profundity and packed with the finest fish and shellfish. The accompanying rouille was a triumph. This traditional accompaniment is a mayonnaise made with garlic, saffron and cayenne, served with croutons. We were drinking the house wine at a mere B.400 per 75 cl carafe but don’t be fooled by the price is was a solid Chilean wine with surprising depth. As food writers I suppose we do get inured to restaurant dining but when we are served such a stupendous meal our taste buds stand to attention and cheer for the pleasure of it all. We were told they have opened another restaurant in Cape
Panwa and at the next opportunity we will be hot footing it down there to taste more masterly cuisine. Raya is open daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm and is located at 48 New Dibuk Road, Phuket Town. Tel: (076) 218155 Brasserie is open daily from 6.00 pm to 11.00pm and is located at 18 Rassada Road, Phuket Town. Tel: (076) 210511 or visit www.brasseriephuket.com.
Hotel Promotions Friends that Vacay Together, Stay Together!
Luxurious Stay in the City with Bangkok Holiday Package
Celebrate Your Friends on this International Day of Friendship with Amari
at Centara Grand, Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
Travelling with a friend can turn a good vacation into a great one! The perfect excuse to spend some quality time with a bestie is the International Day of Friendship. This year falling on July 30, the day aims to promote the concept of friendship across diverse backgrounds and cultures. So this coming vacation, plan a trip with a friend to one of Amari properties across Thailand, with the Great Escape Package, designed to help guests spend quality time and get the most of each destination. Whether it’s a quick city escape or a relaxing getaway on the beach, this package is available in at Amari Watergate Bangkok, Amari Phuket, Amari Pattaya, Amari Hua Hin, Amari Vogue Krabi and the newly re-opened Amari Koh Samui location with prices starting from 3,534 baht ++ per night from today until October 31, 2016*. *Package inclusions and price is subject to change, depending on location and period of stay.
Bangkok visitors who want to make the most out of your stay can now take advantage of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok’s latest “Bangkok Holiday Package”. This offers you a luxurious facilities, services, special benefits or other privileges you may require during the trip in Bangkok. Rates start from 3,000 baht ++ for Deluxe Room per night, and if you stay for two or more consecutive nights, you will get a free upgrade to higher room category. Available from now until October 31. Exclusive benefits for Bangkok Holiday Package include a special 50 percent discount on International buffet breakfast at Chatuchak Café Restaurant, unlimited internet access, an all-day ticket for the MRT and daily shuttle bus service to Chatuchak Market, plus a 20 percent discount of regular spa treatments at the hotel’s awardwinning Spa Cenvaree, a 20 percent discount at all of the hotel’s grand restaurants, and finally, a 5 percent discount at selected outlets at the adjacent Central Department Store.
To learn more or to make a reservation, visit www.amari.com/hotelpackage.
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Vol. 04 No. 13 | July 1-15, 2016
Plastic Surgery Explained: Breast Augmentation
by Thonglor Clinic
Quite often, with age and child breast feeding, breasts are depleted of the fatty tissue that gives them their perkiness of youth. It can be a very stressful condition for women. Can lead to a lack of self confidence and depression in some cases. Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enlarge or enhance the shape of a woman’s breasts through the use of artificial breast implants. Women may choose to have breast enlargement surgery either as a reconstructive technique following mastectomy, to balance different sized breasts, or to accentuate the contours of the body. Whatever the specific purpose, women who
undergo breast enhancement can expect larger, firmer, and more visually satisfying breasts. Breast Augmentation Surgery Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. It is performed for a number of reasons. After a thorough consultation with the surgeon, to evaluate the condition and the expectations of the patient blood tests will be done to ensure the patient is healthy and able to safely undergo the procedure. Chest radiographs and heart screening will also be performed.
Breast augmentation surgery begins with an incision, made either in the crease of the breast, the armpit, or the perimeter of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). The placement of the incision will vary according to body type and the specifics of each breast enhancement procedure. The plastic surgeon then creates a pocket for the breast implant; either underneath the breast tissue or under the chest wall muscle. Breast implants can be placed in either location, centered directly behind the nipple. Finally, the original incision is sutured. Breast lifting is more complicated but can be performed at the same time if needed.
After Breast Enlargement Once the surgical incisions have been closed and taped, the breasts are wrapped and supported by a gauze bandage. Breast augmentation patients are fitted with a surgical bra that provides support for several weeks. Fatigue, soreness, and discomfort are postoperative conditions that are greatly reduced through medication. The swelling that follows breast enhancement surgery gradually subsides and becomes undetectable in one month’s time. Stitches are removed within seven to 10 days following breast augmentation. Breast Enhancement Risks and Complications As with any surgical procedure, complications following breast augmentation, although rare, do exist. Capsular contracture (a tightening of the scar or capsule surrounding the breast implants) can occur following a breast augmentation procedure. If this happens, the plastic surgeon either “scores” the scar tissue, or removes the breast implant and re-inserts
another. Other breast enhancement complications include excessive bleeding and infection in the area surrounding the implants. Scars may be evident for several months, but they gradually fade. In some cases, the nipples may become hypersensitive or under-sensitive for a period after breast augmentation surgery. In rare instances, the breasts may produce milk for several days after the surgical procedure. To maximize the success of breast enlargement and minimize the risk of complication, always follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions for surgical preparation and postoperative care. It is very important that you choose a qualified and highly experienced plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation. Please feel free to ask us for a free consultation with our surgeon if you would like to improve your breasts' appearance. Thonglor Clinic – Pattaya is located on Thappraya Road towards Jomtien. For more information and to book for a free consultation, contact 038 252 055.
Vol. 04 No. 13 | July 1-15, 2016
Spa Promotions 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.
Relaxed from Head to Toe at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya 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. For more information, call 038 253 000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or click beeforeaspa.com.
A Thai Touch at Aisawan Spa, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
Carboxytherapy for cellulite and fat reduction Carboxytherapy refers to the cutaneous and subcutaneous administration of carbon dioxide gas [CO2] for therapeutic purposes. Carboxytherapy originated at the Royal Spas of France in 1932 with the treatment of patients afflicted by peripheral arterial occlusive disease. by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen In South America and Europe, carbon dioxide therapy has been applied to the treatment of stretch marks, cellulite, and hypertrophic scars with impressive results. Studies have demonstrated that carboxytherapy improves skin elasticity, circulation, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and encourages collagen repair and destroys localized fatty deposits. Carbon dioxide is a natural constituent of our very being. We breathe in oxygen, and we exhale carbon dioxide. Plants take up the carbon dioxide and, in turn, give us the oxygen that we need. There are no known risks associated with carboxytherapy. Carbon dioxide injection has been safely used for years to facilitate endoscopic surgeries of the abdomen. How does carboxy therapy work in general? Carboxytherapy takes advantage of a physiological principle known as oxygen off-loading. Carbon dioxide is naturally present in our bodies at all times and it is essential to the life processes of both animals and plants. With every breath, we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. With each inhalation we breathe in oxygen to our lungs. This oxygen is picked up by the red blood cells in the tiny blood vessels of the lungs. When the red blood cells encounter an area that has a high level of carbon dioxide, the waste product of cellular metabolism, the red blood cells become distorted, the oxygen is released to the needy tissues and the carbon dioxide is picked up by the now empty red blood cells The carbon dioxide is carried back to the lungs, we exhale to get rid of the carbon dioxide, we inhale more oxygen, and the entire process begins again.
oxygen flow to the area by compelling the red blood cells to pick up all of the excess CO2 that we injected so that it can be carried back to the lungs for elimination from the body with the next exhalation. What are some clinical uses for carboxy therapy? • to increase oxygen flow at site • stretch-marks • cellulite reduction • to improve cellular metabolism • non-surgical fat sculpting on the face and the body What does carboxytherapy feel like? Carboxytherapy doesn’t hurt; the sensation is slightly different depending upon what is actually being treated. The treatment of cellulite and fatty deposits on the arms, abdomen, and legs has a unique sensation of its own. This is because a larger amount of the gas is injected directly into the offending fat deposits and allowed to expand. While the gas is expanding, you may feel some pressure in the area being treated that feels similar to when the arm is squeezed by a blood pressure cuff. The areas will feel warm and tingly for up to 24 hours after treatment as circulation to the area is improved.
Carboxytherapy Avail 10 Session for 10,000 baht. Normal price is 2,000/ session.
So how does carboxytherapy work? Stretch marks, cellulite, and scars are believed to be caused, at least in part, by poor blood-flow to the region. By injecting a small amount of carbon dioxide gas into the area, we are “tricking” the body into increasing the
For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 063 297 372 or visit Nicha Clinic on Pattaya Second Road (opposite View Talay Beach Condominium and Central Festival Pattaya Beach). Line ID: nichaclinic. Email: email@example.com. Visit www.nichaclinic.com for promotions.
Killing pain..and your hearing
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
A Relaxing and Purifying Body Oil Massage at Amrita Spa, Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok Prepare to be extensively pampered by expert therapists in an invigorating setting at Amrita Spa, including a complimentary add-on treatment that will make you feel even better. Simply book yourself into a blissful relaxing & purifying body oil massage and get a 15-minute head & shoulder or reflexology foot massage free! Priced at only 2,100 baht ++ for 85 minutes from now till August 31. Open daily from 6 am – 9:30 pm. Swissotel NaiLert Park, Bangkok Tel 02 253 0123 Ext 7162 or e-mail: SNL.Amrita@swissotel.com
You know that blaring music, explosions, advancing age and some diseases are risk factors for hearing loss. But did you know that over-the-counter pain relievers also may diminish your ability to hear? Frequent use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)) may damage the cochlea--the snail-shaped hearing mechanism in your inner ear--because the drug can reduce blood flow to the cochlea, which could result in cellular damage and cell death, according to a Harvard study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study also noted that acetaminophen (Tylenol) may deplete the antioxidant glutathione, which protects the cochlea from damage. It was found that women who took these pain relievers at least twice a week were more likely to experience hearing loss, and more frequent usage increased the risk by up to 24 percent. The findings are similar to a study of men and hearing loss. In that study, aspirin was also found to contribute to risk. That does not mean you should stop popping these pills; they provide good pain relief. However, think twice
before using such medications frequently or over long periods of time. And talk to your doctor before making any changes in your medication use.
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
Vol. 04 No. 13 | July 1-15, 2016
upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya
music / new release
Where the Light Shines Through – Switchfoot Where the Light Shines Through is the upcoming 10th studio album by American Grammy Award-winning band Switchfoot, scheduled to be released on July 8, 2016. The album was recorded in the band's recording studio Spot X in their hometown San Diego, and produced by Switchfoot and John Fields, with whom the band has worked on their breakthrough album The Beautiful Letdown (2003) and its follow-ups, Nothing Is Sound (2005) and Oh! Gravity. (2006). It is Switchfoot's first album to be released through Vanguard Records.
1. Holy Water 2. Float 3. Where the Light Shines Through 4. I Won't Let You Go 5. If the House Burns Down Tonight 6. The Day That I Found God 7. Shake This Feeling 8. Bull in a China Shop 9. Live It Well 10. Looking for America (featuring Lecrae) 11. Healer of Souls 12. Hope is the Anthem
ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE
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July 7, 2016 Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen Jaume Collet-Serra Anthony Jaswinski Drama | Horror | Thriller
A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.
July 14, 2016 Adam DeVine, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa Rauch Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu Michael Berg, Yoni Brenner Animation | Action | Adventure
Scrat's epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, highs and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.
Foldimate Clothes Folding Machine Samsung Gear IconX Earphones
Pulse Camera Remote
It's a universal truth: everyone hates folding clothes, even those who never spent hour after mindless hour folding tees on the floor of a retail store. The Foldimate Clothes Folding Machine makes sure you never have to fold again. Simply clip your clothes to its rotating rack, and hit start. It sucks each one inside, where robotic arms give it a perfect fold before dropping it down to the removal tray. It can buy you precious time currently spent in front of the dryer, soften and de-wrinkle while folding, and even give your duds a spray of your favorite cologne before you put them away.
Beyond smartphones, the two gadgets you see most often at the gym are fitness trackers and headphones. Samsung Gear IconX Earphones combine these two into a compact package. The earphones have 4GB of internal storage, so you can play music without taking your phone with you, and built-in sensors record data like heart rate, distance, speed, and calories burned. Of course, you can also stream music to them over Bluetooth, an ambient sound mode ensures you can hear what's going on around you when you're running on/near the road, and the included carrying case doubles as a charger, giving you two extra top-offs before you need to find an outlet.
UEFA EURO 2016 THE OFFICIAL BOOK By KEIR RADNEDGE 9781780977577 This book covers every aspect of the tournament, from how the bid was won and an overview of the venues to be used to an assessment of how the teams got there, a comprehensive analysis of their chances of success, a full breakdown of players expected to grab the headlines and a thorough examination of the event’s fascinating history (including biographies of the leading players of the tournament). Packed full of facts and statistics and beautifully illustrated with a superb collection of photographs, this book is suitable for fans of all ages and is the perfect accompaniment to the year’s biggest soccer event.
Your camera might have Wi-Fi control. It might not. It doesn't really matter, because there's no chance it can match the features of the Pulse Camera Remote. This Bluetooth-based remote sits atop your camera's hot shoe and connects to it via USB, giving you an unprecedented level of control. It can do all the normal things, like set the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, take photos, and record video, and give you a preview of the image. But it also enables super-precise control over long exposures without the need to sit next to the camera, and has advanced timelapse features that let you ramp the ISO and shutter speed over time to match the changing natural light. Compatible with nearly every modern Canon or Nikon DSLR, as well as the Panasonic GH4.
THE EUROPEAN FOOTBALL YEARBOOK: 2015/2016 By MIKE HAMMOND 9781780976921 At the core of the book is the statistical review of all 54 UEFA member nations’ domestic competitions, not just league tables, but a full results service (with dates, venues, and scorers for every league match), plus appearance information for each club in the league and main cup competition. The last section concentrates on the clubs in the top division of each member nation for the upcoming season, with a map of the country and information on each of their European competition entrants. An appendix gives details of UEFA, an events calendar for UEFA competitions in 2015/16, and the remaining ﬁxtures in the UEFA 2016 UEFA European Championship qualifying competition.
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Visa and TAT launch the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016 Suripong Tantiyanon (second from left), Visa country manager, Thailand and Wiboon Nimitrwanich (second from right), executive director, Tourism Investment Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand presided over the launch of the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016 campaign. More than 15,000 shops in 110 department stores and shopping centres in seven major tourist destinations of Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Hat Yai, Hua Hin and Udon Thani participating in the campaign which starts today and ends on 31 August 2016. Visa cardholders get special privileges on top of the program.
or every 500 Baht spent with their Visa cards during the campaign period, shoppers get two tickets to enter “The Travel 365 Days in
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Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts Appoints Area Director of Revenue Management for Asia The Swiss hotel management company, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, has appointed Devdutta Banerjee as its area director of Revenue Management for Asia.
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he move follows recent executive appointments in e-commerce and communications in the company's Asia headquarters in Bangkok, as the hospitality pioneer sets its sights firmly on growth in the region. "We are delighted to welcome someone of Devdutta's calibre in this key position at an exciting time for the group as we expand throughout the region," said Andrew Langdon, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts Senior Vice President Asia. "We look forward to Devdutta playing a crucial role in consolidating the impressive work our Asian office is doing, providing value for owners and growing our unique brand of upscale hospitality in Asia." Banerjee, an Indian national,
has 18 years of experience working with global hotel brands including his previous employer, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, where he was corporate director of Revenue Management and Distribution. Prior to that, Banerjee was Starwood Hotels and Resorts' India-based regional director of Revenue Management and Franchise Support, having previously been regional director of Revenue Management at Starwood for six years (2006-2012). "It is an honour to be entrusted with such a vital position at a time of great anticipation as Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts extends its Asia reach and award-winning brand of warm, authentic Swiss hospitality through a host of outstanding hotel projects," Banerjee said. Continued on page 4/24
Bangkok Ranked Among the World’s Cheapest Office Markets While Hong Kong Soars to the Priciest
Expat Money Corner
Is ‘Boom & Bust’ Human Nature
Singapore International School of Bangkok Launches New SISB Campus in Chiangmai
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Economic Progress for Thailand
Key economic indicators of the last several weeks reflect that Thailand is making a healthy comeback. Let’s hope that continues. During the first quarter of this year, the economy gained great momentum while registering its highest growth figures in three years. As recently reported by the government's economic planning agency, these promising figures were greatly attributed to Thai government spending and an impressive rise in international inbound as well as domestic tourism. According to agency board Secretary General Porametee Vimolsiri, the first quarter statistics were the highest in 12 quarters and, according to a poll recently conducted by The Wall Street Journal, many leading economists are expecting growth of 2.8 percent. In my previous Pattaya Today column, I mentioned that overall international tourist arrivals grew 12.5 percent in the first five months of this year, and Thai Air Asia's parent
company, Asia Aviation, as well as Bangkok Airways both posted strong first quarter growth; their profits rose a robust 16 percent to 8.95 billion baht and 15.5 percent to 7.75 billion, respectively. Asia Aviation's numbers represented an astounding 99 percent jump in profit from 2014 to 2015. Bangkok Airways profits rose exceptionally well by 44.9 percent to 7.75 billion baht. These are incredible figures; over the first half of 2016 the travel business is growing from strength to strength. With all these great economic statistics flying around, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) projects Thailand’s international tourist arrival growth during the 2016 low season will surpass that of a year ago by as much as 13.4 percent. Chinese tourist arrivals are climbing higher and higher with each passing month, and are projected to grow more than 21 percent--to 2.7 million visitors--this quarter. Malaysian tourists are right behind
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with an 8.43 percent growth to 890,000 visitors, followed by Japanese with 3.21 percent growth to 376,000, South Koreans with an 8 percent jump to 370,000, and Indians with a 7.23 percent growth to 273,000 visitors. As a whole, Asian holiday visitors are projected to rise by 14 percent in the July to September quarter. Our Asia Pacific neighbors are showing up in force ready for all the great holiday experiences Thailand has to offer; even our friends abroad are coming in larger numbers with their holiday bookings growing as well. Thailand expects to welcome 13 percent more European holiday makers and 19 percent more visitors from North and South America. Based on advance bookings, TAT predicts there will be 25.1 million foreign tourist arrivals, up an impressive 13 percent year-onyear, generating income growth of 16 percent--to more than 1.2 trillion baht. It goes without saying that tourism is doing well and
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
contributing to the recovery of the Thai economy. Other sectors whose growth is even more critical to establishing any legitimate economic recovery figures include automobile production, where output has risen sharply this year. The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) revealed that production increased 25 percent in May compared to the same month last year. At the same time, car sales rose to 66,000 units in May, an impressive 15.9 percent over May 2015. It is worth mentioning that the increase in auto sales is linked to the Thai government's economic stimulus measures. In fact, the current vice chairman of the FTI Automotive Industry Club Surapong Paisitpattanapong was recently reported as saying that the government’s economic stimulus and investments had contributed greatly to the higher production report. It would seem that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his government just may have found their footing and are actually making some positive and productive decisions in their stimulus program agenda. In April and May, the number of cars manufactured grew to 168,400 units, representing a huge 22 percent increase due to higher domestic demand, which is another very sound and welcome economic indicator. Yes, an impressive 70,200 cars were manufactured for Thailand’s domestic automobile sales with the remaining 98,200 units to be exported.
Specialist (CIPS) and a CIPS certification instructor with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States. He is an instructor with the Thailand Real Estate and Business School (TREBS) and heads the International Marketing Committee as vice president for the Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand. He also is a council member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, the New York-based international research and consulting firm, and is a registered consultant with the Coleman Research Group in Hong Kong. He has been a national panel judge with the Thailand Property Awards for 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
These May car exports bring the total value of car exports to almost 55 billion baht, with pickup-based passenger vehicles recording the highest increase at 110 percent. As is well known, Thai’s love their pickup trucks! During the first five months of 2016, total export value of automobiles and auto-parts increased by 10 percent, reaching 393.6 billion baht. The Thai Chamber of Commerce predicts further recovery in the last two quarters of this year, with stabilized export growth going into 2017. Looking around at our Asia Pacific neighbors for positive economic growth data, the National Economic Development Authority reported that 11 Asia Pacific economies have already released their growth figures for the first quarter of 2016. The fastest growth rate was registered by the Philippines, whose economy grew by an impressive 6.9 percent, followed by China’s 6.7 percent, Vietnam’s 5.5 percent, Indonesia’s 4.9 percent and Malaysia’s 4.2 percent. The economic growth and progress of so many ASEAN nations has led a number of pundits to project continued growth and success for Thailand as well. More and more people and products are flowing into Thailand every day. All we need now is to build up the Thai export industry and Thailand is back on the books as a recovered economy on its way to being a very successful economy… once again!
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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Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts Appoints Area Director of Revenue Management for Asia
Banerjee's other positions include director of Regional Management at the Taj Group (2004-2006). Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts will open seven hotels and resorts in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Vietnam over the next three years, with a host of additional projects under negotiation. The focus is primarily on Southeast Asia.
The group has eight hotels in operation in Asia, four of which are in Thailand, its biggest market in the region. The Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok and the 260-room Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya are the latest additions to the group's burgeoning portfolio in the region. Set to open in 2016 are Mövenpick Resort and Spa Boracay and Mövenpick Resort and Spa Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia.
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Bangkok Ranked Among the World’s Cheapest Office Markets While Hong Kong Soars to the Priciest by
Bangkok has become one of the cheapest-priced office markets in the world while Hong Kong has been ranked the most expensive office location. Asia continued to dominate the list of the world’s most expensive office locations, accounting for seven of the top ten markets worldwide including China, Japan and India, according to CBRE Research’s latest semi-annual Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey.
the world. The average prime Grade A rent was at 959 baht per sq. m. per month, 9.5 times cheaper than Hong Kong (Central) - the world’s priciest market. “Bangkok office demand has remained strong despite the weak economy and this, combined with the limited amount of new space completed, will continue to push up rents,” reported Mr. Nithipat Tongpun, Head of Office Services, CBRE Thailand.
Hong Kong’s (Central) overall prime occupancy costs of 9,140 baht per sq. m. per month topped the ‘most expensive’ list, displacing London’s West End (8,261 baht), which dropped to second place. Beijing (Finance Street) (5,923 baht), Beijing (Central Business District (CBD)) (5,720 baht) and Hong Kong (West Kowloon) (5,653 baht) rounded out the top five. Tokyo (Marunouchi/Otemachi), New Delhi (Connaught Place CBD), and Shanghai (Pudong) also featured in the top ten list. Although the average rent for prime Grade A offices in Bangkok’s CBD has increased by 6.6 percent year-on-year and is among the top 25 annual rental increases, Bangkok has been ranked in 109th position out of 126 cities surveyed, becoming one of the cheapest office markets in
Global prime office occupancy costs—which reflect rent, plus local taxes and service charges for the highest-quality, ‘prime’ office properties—rose 2.4 percent yearover-year. In Asia Pacific, prime office occupancy costs are growing at a faster pace than average, up 2.7 percent year-over-year. A few key Southeast Asian markets registered decreases, including Singapore and Jakarta. “We expect the global economy to keep growing, and the global service sector, the primary occupier of prime office properties, will continue to expand through periods of volatility,“ said Dr. Richard Barkham, global chief economist, CBRE. “Since inflation is low, the growth in prime office occupancy costs is significant for both users and investors.”
The service sector will show particularly strong growth in Asia as pensions and insurance products gain market share so occupancy cost growth will continue to trend upwards at a moderate pace. “With low vacancy rates and lack of prime space in Hong Kong, this has allowed landlords to push rents upwards,” commented Dr. Henry Chin, head of Research, CBRE Asia Pacific. “Mainland Chinese financial firms have been seeking prime office space in Hong Kong to support their overseas business expansion and to cater for the clients’ needs to manage their capital outside China.” The study also revealed that 22 markets moved more than three rankings upwards with 41 percent of these in Asia Pacific. The majority of these markets (72 percent) are not global gateway cities, indicating that as rents continue to rise in line with economic growth, cost-conscious companies are seeking space in the less expensive markets. That 41 percent of the markets moving up are in Asia Pacific indicates that the region is still growing despite the slowdown in China. Notes 1. The Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs report is a survey of office occupancy costs for prime office space in 126 cities worldwide. 2. The latest survey provides data on office rents and occupancy costs as of March 31, 2016. 3. The Largest Annual Changes rankings are based upon occupancy costs in local currency and measure. The Most Expensive ranking is based upon occupancy costs in US$ per sq. ft. per annum. 4. The figures given in this report refer to occupancy cost. This represents rent, plus local taxes and service charges. The occupation cost figures have also been adjusted to reflect different measurement practices from market to market. 5. Due to methodology changes, comparisons with figures in previously released reports are not valid.
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A-V-Tan Haircut now open A merit-making ceremony was held at the grand opening of A-V-Tan Haircut Salon on Soi 10 Thepprasit Road. Salon owner, Ittipat Attaphokin, invited monks from Wat Chaimongkhol to give blessings to their second branch after the successful one in Pattaya 3rd Road. Services available are haircut, blow-dry, hair straightening, hair colour, highlight, hair treatment, steaming, spa, serum, waxing, facial scrub and massage, pedicure and manicure. For more information, visit Facebook page A-V-Tan Hair cut or call 094 495 4366 from 10 am til midnight.
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Business Operating Licenses Alcohol License and Cigarette License An alcohol license must be obtained from The Excise Department (Ministry of Finance) for any of the following purposes: • To sell alcoholic beverages • To produce alcohol and possess related equipment • To import more than one (1) litre of alcohol • To transport untaxed alcohol from a factory • To transport more than ten (10) litres of alcohol • To transport more than one (1) litre but less than ten (10) litres of alcohol between specified territories (provinces) Establishments that require liquor licenses include: • Pubs • Bars • Restaurants • Distillers, Importers, Distributors and Wholesalers • Hotels • Clubs • Theaters • Grocery and Convenience Stores • Liquor stores Alcohol license holders are prohibited to sell alcoholic beverages: – to people younger than 20 years or those people that lose consciousness when they drink; – between 12 midnight and 11am, and from 2pm to 5pm; – in close proximity to educational and religious areas; – at or within petrol stations and dormitories; – at or within public parks provided by the government for public recreation; – at or within State Public Health Service Units; – at or within public offices, except in the areas designated for the establishment of shops or clubs In case the business establishment intends to sell cigarettes, it must also apply to The Excise Department for a Cigarette License. Alcohol and Cigarette Licenses must be renewed at the end of the calendar year (December 31). However, the applications for renewal are accepted starting from the month of October. Food License for Restaurants Opening a food business has its own set of legal considerations, which includes obtaining a variety of licenses and permits in order to start operating your business. The type of licenses to obtain depends on the type of products or services that are intended to be sold. All establishments in Thailand intending to serve or sell food are required to obtain a Food License from the municipality or district where the proposed establishment or business will be located. The entire procedure may take about two months from the date of submission of the application. An
officer from the municipality or district shall set an appointment to inspect the location, restaurant facilities and overall sanitation to consider the approval of the license application. Food License is valid for one year and must be renewed on a yearly basis. Entertainment License Entertainment License must be secured by establishments or businesses who intend to provide or engage in any of the following services: • Entertainment Venues 1. A place providing a show or other activities for the purpose of entertaining customers and allowing staff to socialize with customers; 2. A place providing equipment enabling patrons to sing and allowing staff to socialize with customers; 3. A place that has no dance floor but allows customers to dance on the premises; 4. Other places with lights and sound facilities • Dance Venues such as discotheques and other venues that stage folk and country dancing • Restaurants that provide entertainment Entertainment License must be renewed at the end of the calendar year (December 31). However, the applications for renewal are accepted starting from the month of October. Massage License Massage License must be obtained from the municipality or district where the proposed establishment or business will be located if the business intends to engage in a spa or massage service. The establishment applying for this license must: • have staff/massage therapists with a valid massage certificate from a registered massage school, with a minimum of 60 hours of training; • display a sign that bears information about what medical conditions are worsened by massage; • pass the sanitation inspection conducted by the municipality officer; • have an enclosed changing room; • have first aid medicine supplies inside the premises Massage License is valid for one year and must be renewed on a yearly basis.
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Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley
Is ‘Boom & Bust’ Human Nature? Very few ever seem to learn from the enormous amount of historical evidence surrounding the economic cycles of both markets and the macro (national) economics of individual countries. We are now witnessing the slowing of the so called ‘world engine’ of China with levels of growth down to below their stated minimum requirement of around the 7 to 7.5 percent per annum which is purported to be necessary to sustain a colossal population’s demand for jobs thereby avoiding potential social unrest. China’s average wage increased last year by almost 50 percent and the currency continues to strengthen; that often coupled with a 120 day lead time from order to delivery of goods in Europe, for example, is taking the icing off the cake. This same ‘pricing themselves out of the market’ has happened over centuries as the prosperity increases in particular economies, the unit labour costs increase and the once cheap haven for manufacturers become much less competitive. If you couple that with the current trend in the US, the UK and parts of continental Europe to bring manufacturing home, where possible, you have the beginnings of a trend. With the habitual inequalities in this world there will, seemingly, always be somewhere the economic powerhouses can have their products manufactured at rock bottom labour rates and business being what it is, multi nationals will have no compunction in moving operations to the latest cheap hotspot, whilst also using favourable tax regimes as bases, a fact that has resulted in much publicised criticism of many global players in recent months and prompted governments to try to take action to curb what they see as evasion. This will aim to ensure large corporates pay tax in the countries they do business and receive revenue. With the somewhat patchy world economic recovery from the financial crisis and geopolitical tensions creating volatility in the markets, the lessons we can take from this ballet, which has been played out since time immemorial, is that there is always a ‘rise and fall’ in national economies, from the British Empire to the American version and now the Chinese rocket. No one is writing China off economically; however, the never ending meteoric growth of individual countries is unsustainable. The fact is that, in China’s case, there may be a new burgeoning middle class, nonetheless, they still have well over one billion people in poverty. As is often the case in the developing economies, there’s only a relatively small percentage of the overall population that sees significant benefit from the country’s success at a macro level, certainly in the earlier stages of development. The cyclical nature of a particular country’s economy brings knock on effects in their market which, in turn, has similar effects on other markets and so we go on. These swinging fortunes should lead us to ‘Economics 101’, ‘supply and demand’. When I first studied economics at my grammar school, they gave me a ‘Hanson’ textbook and on near-enough the first page ‘demand and supply’ was covered. Why have we forgotten this basic truism? We have studied the available options for investors over many years and there are, in fact, more than a few examples of funds whose sphere of activity is based in a sector where demand far exceeds supply and surprise, surprise they have been able to maintain consistently decent results throughout the whole financial malaise of the last 5 to 7 years and can attribute more than a little of their success to Mr Hanson’s first lesson. 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: email@example.com
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Business News Singapore International School of Bangkok Launches New SISB Campus in Chiangmai
Singapore International School of Bangkok (SISB) has begun the construction of a new campus in the city of Chiangmai. The new campus, Singapore International School Chiangmai (SISB Chiangmai) held a foundation stone laying ceremony presided
over by Putipong Sirimatya, vice governor of Chiangmai Province. SISB Chiangmai is the first Singapore International School to be launched in Northern Thailand. The new campus spans 5-rai with a capacity for up to 750 students ages 2 to 12 years old (nurser y-kindergarten to primary level). SISB Chiangmai will include a 25-metre swimming pool, indoor multi-purpose hall, canteen, library, music room, science lab, arts and crafts room, computer lab and hard court, with full completion expected by academic year 2016 2017.
“SISB Chiangmai is our first development beyond the Bangkok Metropolitan Area and we are excited about the launch of this new campus, which marks a new phase for our school’s growth. This opportunity will enable us to serve the community in Northern Thailand with the unique Singapore curriculum, which integrates English, Chinese and Thai languages as the foundation for teaching and learning,” says Kelvin Koh, chief executive officer, SISB Group and chairman of the School Governing Board (Pracha Uthit). SISB Chiangmai is part of the ongoing large-scale expansion project of the group. SISB is also developing an all-new 9.5-rai secondary complex at the Pracha Uthit campus, which will cater for up to 800 more
students. The new project enriches sports and performing arts education of the school with state-of-the-art sports complex with extensive facilities including a 25-metre swimming pool, a 450-seat auditorium and boarding houses which can accommodate up to 400 students, with full completion expected by Academic Year 2016-2017.
dnata acquires stake in Asian DMC Destination Asia dnata has reached an agreement to purchase a stake in the Destination Asia Group - a leading Destination Management Company (DMC) in Asia. This acquisition marks dnata’s first foray into Asia’s inbound travel market. Destination Asia is an integrated destination management company (DMC) located in 11 major countries in Asia including Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. The company was formed in October 1996 in Thailand and Vietnam and has progressively expanded to cover all of the major markets in Asia.
Destination Asia will become part of dnata’s family of travel businesses, which includes Stella Travel Services, Gold Medal Travel
Group, Travel Republic, and additional investments in Hogg Robinson Group. The stake in Destination Asia follows other
recent high-profile transactions by dnata in travel, including a majority stake in Imagine Cruising in 2015. "Our stake in Destination Asia opens the door to business opportunities in new markets, and will strengthen dnata’s position as a global player in travel,” said Iain Andrew, divisional senior vice president of dnata’s travel business. “Already a valued partner to dnata, the Destination Asia Group has an impressive track record, in-depth regional expertise and a strong network. In Destination Asia, we have found a great partner who shares our passion for excellence, and we are confident that we will reap success from this relationship.” “We are very honoured to be
joining the dnata family,” said James Reed, the CEO of the Destination Asia Group. ”Our 11 country network with 33 operating offices perfectly complements dnata’s expansion plans. Our 700 plus award-winning staff are highly regarded in the industry and deliver the same high standards of service as dnata, every day of the year. Our diverse, multi-market segment expertise, and our international market distribution systems will enable Destination Asia to continue to deliver creative and cutting edge travel experiences in Asia. With dnata as our partner, we are confident that the Destination Asia Group will achieve even greater success in the future.”
Honda also displayed four models of Honda cars equipped with the latest genuine Modulo accessories: the Brio Amaze, City, Civic RS, and BR-V, responding to Honda owners’ requirements when they want to accessorize and decorate their cars with modern, sleek accessories and parts. This will create a distinctive yet unique style for each model of Honda car. With Honda’s innovative R&D and testing standards, the accessories improve aerodynamics and also offer the standard 3-year/100,000 km warranty period for body kits and accessories. The organizer of the Bangkok International Auto Salon 2016 has imported some very special cars on display in the Imported
Japanese Car Zone. This includes the Honda S660 NEO Classic Concept, it is a new S660-based coupe that combines the old-school style of the classic Honda roadster with a new exterior design, newlydesigned alloy wheels, very stylish cues around the headlights, vertical tail lamps, and a steel-reinforced body frame. Honda is also offering a special campaign called “Honda Jaidee Chuay Pon,” or “Honda Helps with monthly installments,” with payments of 1,000 baht per month (12 months in total) for the Honda City, City CNG, Jazz, and Mobilio models, and 3,000 baht per month (12 months in total) for the CR-V, together with special interest rates and other benefits.
Honda displays cars with genuine “Modulo” accessories installed under the concept “Sophisticated Sport” at the Bangkok International Auto Salon 2016 which are available as a package or Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in collaboration with Honda Access Asia and Oceania Co., Ltd., featured its genuine “Modulo” customized automobiles under the concept “Sophisticated Sport,” and offered exclusive benefits to buyers of all Honda cars, at its exhibition booth at the Bangkok International Auto Salon 2016 at Booth A2, Challenger Hall 2, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.
Pitak Pruittisarikorn, chief operating officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “Honda is committed to continue developing automobiles to suit all lifestyles of our customers including those who have a passion for customizing their cars in a sporty style. At this event, we exhibited Honda’s white and black edition cars and Honda cars with Modulo sporty-style accessories installed,
separate parts.” Tadashi Ikeda, president of Honda Access Asia and Oceania Co., Ltd., said, “Honda Access Asia and Oceania Co., Ltd. develop and sells genuine accessories for Honda cars under the name ‘Modulo.’ All accessories are made from highquality materials and have passed all Honda research and development standards, so our customers can be assured of the quality and safety of our products. All Honda accessories are also environmentally friendly. Specially for this event, we have installed Modulo accessories on some popular Honda models such as the Jazz, Civic, and HR-V under the concept ‘Sophisticated Sport,’ boasting a luxurious, sleek, sport-style finish that fits with current trends. This goes hand-in-hand with the new two-tone black and white body kit consisting of a customized roof, black rear-view mirrors, and black alloy wheels fitted to a white auto body.”
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Business News Emirates Airlines and Tourism Authority of Thailand sign new agreement to boost tourism to Thailand The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Emirates Airline, UAE’s leading airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Bangkok which aims to utilise the Airline’s global network to further boost inbound tourist arrivals to Thailand by focusing on the growth of key niche markets and luxury destinations within the Kingdom. Under the MoU, Emirates together with TAT will put into effect a range of joint promotions to mutually increase tourism and visibility for Thailand through the Emirates Airline Global Network.
The promotions will focus on niche tourism markets such as Green Tourism, Sports Tourism, Luxury Tourism, Weddings and Honeymoons as well as Medical Health and Wellness. The agreement also involves the possibility of launching a new route from Dubai to other key destinations in Thailand such as Chiang Mai and U-Tapao. The agreement was signed by Emirates Airline, senior vice president of Commercial Operation – Far East, Badr Abbas, and Tourism Authority of Thailand’s deputy governor for International Marketing, Europe, Africa, Middle
East and Americas, Juthaporn Rerngronasa at a commemorative event at the State Room, The Dome – Lebua State Tower, Bangkok. They were joined by Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chalermsak Suranant, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Dubai and Middle East Office and other officials from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “This collaboration will boost travelling of tourists from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and America with more availability of flights to Thailand to meet the demand. As Emirates Airline boasts for its world’s aviation hub that bridges the East to the West, we will implement this strength to
BMW Group Thailand announces opening of new parts distribution center on Bangna-Trad to further enhance services for customers
BMW Group Thailand has officially announced the opening of its new parts distribution center in Bangkok Free Trade Zone on Bangna-Trad Road Km.23, spanning 14,000 square meters and backed by a 220 million-baht investment. The opening ceremony was witnessed by Pornchai Trakulwaranont, vice
minister of Industry, who presided over the event along with senior executives from BMW Group and various logistics partners in a moment of celebration for BMW Group Thailand’s next step in Thailand and full commitment to the country as a key strategic market. Wolfgang Baumann, vice
president – Parts Logistics Management for BMW Group in Munich, Germany said. “Thailand is a key market in the BMW Group strategy on both national and regional levels. “The opening of the new parts distribution center will enhance BMW Group Thailand’s logistical
penetrate into the niche markets by working on the worldwide joint promotion together. Juthaporn Rerngronasa, TAT’s deputy governor for International Marketing, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas, said “Tapping into Emirates’ extensive global network will give the Tourism Authority of Thailand access to markets in regions that hold great potential for our unique tourism proposition. Through this MoU, our aim is to jointly put in place the best strategies and practices to increase Thailand’s marketing footprint and position it as a Quality Leisure Destination through Thainess, which focuses on enhancing Thailand’s image as a unique leisure destination offering
quality with value. This ensures the balance between tourism growth and its social and environmental impact by creating value-added experiences and striking a balance between revenue, community and the environment.” In 2015, Emirates Airline carried more than 700,000 passengers from its Global Network of destinations to Thailand. Of this, more than 580,000 passengers flew to Bangkok and 120,000 passengers to Phuket. Emirates is planning to add its seventh daily flight between Bangkok and Dubai on July 1. This service will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and will help meet growing passenger demand, affirming Thailand’s position as a popular destination for business and leisure.
efficiency and elevate its capability to deliver quality services in response to the remarkable rise in BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorrad ownership. “I am very excited to be a part of this moment of celebration, which is another step forward for BMW Group as we mark the 100th anniversary of our operations. Through strong management, highly capable partners, and a committed workforce, I am confident that we can drive BMW Group Thailand to grow and succeed even further in the future.” The new parts distribution center is almost three times as large as the previous facility. The complex will enhance BMW logistical efficiency as it is capable of handling over 40,000 different part models. With support from business partners like TLM Logistics Management, Yusen Logistics Thailand and DHL Supply Chain Thailand, the new facility will have an expanded parts shipment capacity of 2,000 lines per day. Matthias Pfalz, president of BMW Group Thailand, added, “As an innovation and technological leader in the premium automobile segment, we recognize that topquality services represent one of the major factors behind our success. We have always strived to improve and enhance our services to maximize customer satisfaction. The new parts distribution center will help shorten the lead time required for part shipments to our BMW and MINI authorized
dealers nationwide significantly, as well as enhancing higher workshop flexibility, enabling quicker service and more convenient service booking availability. With highly positive results in our Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI), the new parts distribution center will lead us to build upon the success that BMW Group Thailand has enjoyed after achieving record-breaking sales in the previous years.” Pornchai Trakulwaranont, vice minister of Industry, said, “Over the years, BMW Group has shown outstanding commitment to invest in Thailand, and the Ministry of Industry has provided many measures of support in return – including operation expansions and business development opportunities. This collaboration reflects the fruitful partnership between Thailand and BMW. The opening of the new parts distribution center is an important milestone for both parties as we work together to drive the growth of Thailand’s automotive industry on a global level.” TLM Logistics Management, Yusen Logistics Thailand and DHL Supply Chain Thailand has partnered with BMW Group Thailand for the development of this expanded distribution center with TLM overseeing inventory management and storage, Yusen taking charge of logistical management and distribution, and DHL Supply Chain Thailand supervising space management and utilization.
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(ptmbo-j2415)18 Room Guesthouse, restaurant seating 24 outside seating 16 separate, sports beer bar, 10 motorbike rental service, laundry service, more extras. Rent paid till January 2017. Soi Buakow Area. 3.5 million baht. Offers considered. Call 086 102 5400 (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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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 P a r t n e r re q u i re d . 5 0 % 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. email@example.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
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
can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset. The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application. Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software orhardware,please phone 0868202577 or 0972549072 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)
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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. Contact Panida (Thai) 0839097822or Edward (Eng.) 0814918406,or you can e-mail us at email@example.com L u x u r i o u s 4 - B e d ro o m house w/ pool near Mabprachanlake 16,500,000 baht. Includes 2 living rooms and a European-style kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida (Thai) 0839097822or Edward (Eng.) 0814918406, you can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com (ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors. Call 082 479 1204 (ptmhfs-ao0000)Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1339)
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Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0855) Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: 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, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 2 1 M illio n B a h t, B a h t, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075)
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Houses for Sale
Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 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. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For
appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray 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 Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai
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285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6004)
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) 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5695) Luxury & Modern Home Designed! Rental Price 1 3 5 ,0 0 0 B a h t/M o n th , 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1168)
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sq.m., thai ownership, Spacious 4 bedroom home B 5 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 ; S t u d i o , 1 with large private pool! bathroom 45 sq.m., thai Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ ownership, B4,000,000; Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 2 b e d ro o m , 1 b a t h r o o m Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership For appointment and private B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 viewing, call the Premier bathroom 75.82 sq.m., thai Homes Real Estate Co., ownership B6,000,000; 2 Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: b e d r o o m , 2 b a t h r o o m email@example.com or 97.08 sq.m., thai ownership visit our website at www. B8,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 premierinternational.com bathroom 78.35 sq.m., thai (PR1601) ownership B6,000,000; 2 Very Impressive Nagawari b e d r o o m , 1 b a t h r o o m Home for Rent! Rental 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 bathroom 75.75 sq.m., thai Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the ownership B6,000,000; 2 Premier Homes Real Estate b e d r o o m , 1 b a t h r o o m Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership 081-634-2915 or by Email: B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 bathroom 81.06 sq.m., visit our website at www. thai ownership B6,000,000; premierinternational.com 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom (PR2587) 79.74 sq.m., thai ownership Baan Amphur Beachfront! B6,000,000. Call 083 0009 Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ 6424 for more details M o n t h , 4 B e d r o o m s / 3 1 bedroom unit in Atlantis Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. resort condo in foreign For appointment and private n a m e 1 , 7 9 0 , 0 0 0 . b a h t . viewing, call the Premier 36.44 sqm, fully furnished, Homes Real Estate Co., f o r i n q u i r i e s , p l s . c a l l Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and Panida(thai) 0839097822 or 081-634-2915 or by Email: Edward (eng) 0814918406, email@example.com or or you can e-mail us at visit our website at www. firstname.lastname@example.org premierinternational.com Incredible Sea Views and (PR6999) Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this (ptmcf-k1715)Apartment spacious 200 square meter for sale in North Point Tower fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 B. 2 bedroom (108 sqm), bathroom condo apartment 13th floor, 15,000,000 baht. with gorgeous sea views. It is Directly from the owner. Tel: a very good value for someone Rus +66 86-772-1158, Eng,/ looking for a great beachfront Thai +66 87-746-1287 home or a great rental S e v e r a l C o n d o m i n i u m property. For appointment Units for Sale in City and private viewing, call G a r d e n P a t t a y a - 2 the Premier Homes Real b e d r o o m , 2 b a t h r o o m Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 108.08 sq.m.,thai ownership, 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or B8,700,000; 2 bedroom,1 by Email: premier@loxinfo. bathroom 67.71 sq.m., thai co.th or visit our website at ownership, B5,500,000;1 www.premierinternational. bedroom,1bathroom 63.73 com (PR0359)
Houses for Rent
Condos for Sale
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
Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6517) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3478) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075)
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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. (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 ‘Designer Apartment’! 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
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Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4979)
Condos for Sale
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: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185)
Condos for Rent
Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3114)
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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: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1866)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711)
Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front A re a ! S e l l i n g P r i c e i s 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0706) S o i Tu n g k l o m t a n m u n A re a ! S e l l i n g P r i c e i s 21,000,000 Million 14 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0964) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya A re a ! S e l l i n g P r i c e i s 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0018) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 96,000,000 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0003) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Soi Chaiyapornvithi Area! Selling Price is 40,000,000 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0002)
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P r a t a m n a k H i l l A re a ! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 2.3 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0927) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0983)
Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the 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 (PLD0988)
HIRING: MARKETING STAFF. We are looking for a personinterested to join our team and be part of the most successful developer in town, Global Top Group Co. Ltd.Requirements: Thai Female,Good command in English both verbal and written.Must be enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume jobs@ globaltopgroup.com or call 090-741-7417
Vehicles for Sale
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid – pearl white, full option, beige leather seats, 36,000 km mileage, with insurance and service book. Selling at 750,000 baht. Call 089-6079850 2012 Toyota Yaris – pearl white, full option. 400,000 baht. Call 089-607-9850
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Youth Focus The Marks of a Quality School
by Jay Chambers One thing that parents, teachers, students and even principals around the world have in common is the wish to be part of a quality school. They may want different things from such a facility, yet the yearning to be part of something special holds them all. A quality school is not something that appears everywhere at the same time. It is a place that comes all too rarely in every country and indeed, the countries’ needs differ enough to make such a special place a “diamond in the rough.” They differ so much, in fact, that for the sake of time this article will focus mainly on what characteristics make a quality school in Thailand. Many would argue that there are no set attributes for what is considered a “good” school, but quite a few authors of previously written articles would disagree. An Ashoka Contributor (Ashoka “is the largest network
of social entrepreneurs worldwide”) reported that a highly rated school would have, “Supportive environmental conditions.” This can mean anything from: Do the students have safe transportation to and from school, to: Are the students happy with their teacher(s)? Do the students feel secure in their educational experience and have confidence in those providing said experience? This leads us to a quote from Ross Morrison McGill (Guardian Teacher of the Year in Secondary School in London 2004) in his own
article about outstanding schools: Staff relished working, and I loved Monday mornings again. I couldn’t get to school quick enough. In short, staff worked together and supported each other. Students enjoyed their studies, coupled with an array of enrichment opportunities and great successes. In order to provide the type of educational experiences that students desire, teachers need to be happy and confident in themselves. They need to have respect for the director and confidence in his/her vision
and abilities, along with the support staff that keeps the school running. They need to have faith that their past degree(s) and educational experiences are up for the task ahead of them, along with the focus on teaching that can only come if they are certain their visa and immigration status is on firm footing. So you see, there is no one thing that makes up a quality school. It is a web
Year 11 Holds Fabulous Formal!
Year 11 students from Garden International School (GIS) celebrated the end of their IGCSE examinations with a spectacular evening at a five-star resort. The students, along with their parents and teachers, went to the newlyopened Movenpick in Pattaya.
As well as a fantastic buffet, there were performances from all the talented Year 11s, including a version of the Friends' theme 'I'll Be There for You', some poetry and lots of videos showing how the students have enjoyed their time at GIS. Some students will be leaving GIS to continue their studies but many will
by Mark Beales
be joining the school's successful IB Diploma Programme. IGCSEs are run by Cambridge University and are the world's mostpopular assessments for 16-year-olds. GIS is based in Ban Chang. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.
of characteristics which depend upon one another to function as a whole. The more confident of a director or principal’s backing and vision teachers are, the more likely they will show loyalty and go the extra mile for their school. If students see how dedicated their teachers are, they are more likely to put forth extra effort in their studies and competitions because knowledge has been imparted to them in ways that motivated them to learn. According to the Ashoka Contributor this should lead to, “A school-wide climate of high expectations.” That “climate of high expectations” is hard to miss, especially for parents. Parents send their children to what they think is a high quality school and hope that their high expectations match that of the school. Then they will do their best to motivate their children to work hard and the teacher(s) to teach well. Good parents are pearls beyond price. They may spend their time helping out with homework at home or even volunteer in the classroom. The enrollment of
their children alone adds to the budget of the school and may allow the facilities to be modernized to high standards. With good communications, parents, the teacher(s) and the school make an unbeatable team that can’t help but succeed in their primary goal: to educate the students of that school. The marks of a quality school are many and varied. The school must have an atmosphere of learning that comes from students ready and willing to learn. It must have qualified and dedicated teachers who enjoy their work and focus upon that work each and every day. A quality school is led by a director or principal who holds respect and a vision that those who attend the school support. And last but definitely not least, a quality school has parents who are willing to work both with the school and their children to help ensure that the “climate of high expectations” that first drew them to the school in the first place doesn’t fade away. Jay Chambers is year 1 homeroom teacher at MIS.
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This & That Popular Conspiracy Theories
Her first officer admitted seeing the stricken Titanic
The usual view is that a British ship, ss Californian, lay nearest to the Titanic as she sank and yet failed to heed her distress calls. Although there is controversy about how near the Californian actually was to the stricken liner, likely 10 -19 miles, her officers did see rockets or flares being hired from the direction of a mystery vessel on or near the horizon. Although the Californian’s captain, Stanley Lord, was informed as he lay snoozing in his chartroom of the neighbouring ship behaving oddly, he failed to come out
on deck to see for himself and limited his advice to his officers to try and contact her by morse lamp. Although most historians believe the Californian was too far away to have rescued the Titanic’s passengers, the case against Captain Lord is that he should have started engines and tried. Or, at least, he could have roused his radio operator to check out any nearby happenings. Captain Lord, none the less, always denied until his death in 1962 that the Californian was the vessel
Did the Samson or the Californian see the Titanic?
whose faint masthead light could be seen by passengers of the doomed Titanic. Indeed, some of the lifeboats even tried to row in the direction of the light. But in vain. As it turned out, those who were saved from the Titanic were rescued by the Carpathia which raced through the night for 58 miles to reach the wreck site. There have always been those, defenders of Captain Lord, who refuse to accept that the Californian was the mystery ship which lay near the Titanic. In 1962, on the 50th anniversary of the sinking, a BBC radio programme introduced a new suspect – the Norwegian sealer the Samson. A transcript of the diary of the first officer Henrik Naess surfaced which seemed to implicate his ship and, by implication, let the Californian off the hook. According to Naess, the Samson was in the area of the sinking on the night of April 14-15 1912 and the crew saw a big ship with bright lights firing rockets. Since the Samson was on an illegal sealing expedition in territorial waters, her officers feared that the mystery vessel might be the American coastguard and
so they fled. The implication is that the Samson might have saved many of the Titanic’s crew and passengers if she had chosen to get involved. Naess’ diary states, “I was on duty that evening, but I sat with the captain and drank a rum toddy and smoked an evening pipe. Just before midnight I went on deck ... and noticed two big stars in the sky far away to the south ... I thought it might have been American sea hunters. The watchman on the bridge shouted that it was not stars but lanterns. And he told us he saw a lot of lights. Then suddenly some rockets appeared but they soon went out and it became dark.” It was only later when the Samson docked in Iceland that her crew learned of the Titanic disaster. But there are several difficulties with believing Naess’ bizarre tale. He actually wrote his diary entry some months after the Titanic sank and the disaster occurred in mid-ocean, nowhere near anybody’s territorial waters and far from any seal fishing possibilities. The Americans did not have a coastguard in early 1912 and a close examination
Picture of the ss Californian taken hours after the Titanic disaster
of Naess’ testimony shows that the Samson was hundreds of miles from the Titanic’s reported position. Shipping records show that the Samson was docked in Iceland on April 6 and again on April 20: it was absolutely impossible for a six knot ship like the Samson to have been within ten miles of the Titanic on April 14-15 and then made it back to Iceland in less than a week. Nobody knows what made officer Naess concoct his tale. He died in the late 1920s so it was not possible to ask him by the time the story surfaced in the 1960s. Naess may have seen something from the deck following his boozing session with the captain but it certainly had nothing to do with the Titanic. None the less books were being written as late as the late 1990s suggesting
that the Samson was the real mystery vessel which lay in between the Titanic and the Californian. Naturally defenders of Captain Lord have seized the opportunity to cast the net of suspicion well away from their hero. But the Naess diary is a red herring and a total irrelevance. Captain Lord has suffered many indignities over the years. He has been accused of being drunk on the night of the Titanic disaster, absolutely untrue, and he is badly misrepresented in the 1958 movie A Night to Remember where he is depicted as being more interested in sugar in his tea rather than in mysterious rockets reported by his officers. None the less, the Californian was the ship that stood still and did nothing whilst 1,500 people drowned or froze to death.
1 - 15 July2016
This & That by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com
7 Best Places To Meet Single Men Single women all over the world have one thing in common. They all eventually ask “where are the best places to meet good single men?” Women who find themselves asking this question almost invariably follow up with the statement “I’ve tried the bar scene and hated it.”
friends to bring along any single guys they may know. Let them know that it’s not a setup arrangement but rather an informal meeting to see if you hit it off with any of them. Without the loud music and bustle of a bar or restaurant, conversations are more relaxed, so it’s easier to get to know someone. You can also cast an appraising eye on their cooking skills, and learn a little about their character through their choice of beverages.
Your Pattaya Horrorscope
4. The Dog Run
by Professor Blunt
Aquarius (Jan23-Feb22) You may find this week that people you know are being
particularly helpful, for example feeding the cat whilst you are away or doing a bit of shopping if you are busy. Do not be fooled. As Pluto sinks behind the Milky Way, the portent is that so-called friends and relatives will be asking you for loans they have little or no chance of repaying. Another looming problem is that you are destined to be fancied by a very ugly transvestite. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22) You probably feel like a black sheep in the office or club as people seem to be gossiping behind your back or deliberately ignoring you. Like all Pisceans you are not at your best in obeying the rules of bodily hygiene. Indeed a black sheep may seem like a better bet than you on the smells front. You need to remember that BO can stand for both Body Odor and Beggar Off. I fear there is little relief on the horizon. Aries (Mar23-Apr22) Applying for a new job is quite pointless in your case as you have hardly any skills of use to a potential boss. The things you are good at – safe breaking and soliciting in public – are more likely to lead to the jail than to a regular salary. Like most Aries you are too fond of acting the goat in public which is you will never be a speaker at the expat club. Lucky number is 8742009842156788 because it’s impossible to remember. Taurus (Apr23-May22) Sadly you are a bull in a China shop forever trampling on other people’s property and dearly-held beliefs. Your wish to have a new position may come true but you will need to find an S and M club first in our opinion. As Castor and Pollux are in unison this month, you may be able to find a middleman though not in the disgusting way that you are hoping for. Frankly, we feel sick. Gemini (May23-Jun22) There are many problems in your life at present and friends may suggest a brainstorming session. Because Gemini-born men tend to be very coarse, please do not think that this idea involves bashing other people on the head. There is a chance you may meet someone who would make a suitable lover, but this hope will collapse as soon as you turn round or take your hat off. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22) Keep crucial information to yourself at all costs as the danger signs are all there as Neptune tunes his fork. One example is your credit card number which you should not print on the back of your mobile phone, a crazy idea to most of us but a revelation to most persons born under your star. If you don’t see eye to eye with your partner, check whether you are wearing glasses. This is advanced stuff for you we realize.
The good news is that there are plenty of decent single blokes. All of which are looking for love and the right women, but it pays to know where to find and meet them. Here are a few pointers on how you can meet quality single blokes, and all without stepping foot into a bar: 1. The Library You always find busy professionals taking advantage of the quiet at the local library while working on their laptops. Use a little subtlety (but not too much!). Settle yourself down next to someone attractive and try to engage in a little eye contact. Any interested party will discretely return the look, and hopefully keep on looking. The more they look the more they’re interested. When the timing feels right, smile and start up a conversation.
If there’s a dog in your life but no man, then you should be taking your pet to the local dog run. While your dog has some fun with the other animals, you can be making small talk with the single men who are also spending time with their pet. Knowing that he’s a dog lover as well is a great start. Plus, it gives you a ready-made topic to break the ice with. 5. Volunteer Work You’re giving back to the community but you also get to meet lots of new people. The volunteer industry is definitely biased toward women but there are still a decent number of guys who enjoy it as well – and they more than likely have their heart in the right place. 6. Workshops And Seminars
Any guy who attends a workshop or seminar is making a statement that they are open to learning new things while also being aware that they don’t have all the answers. By joining a seminar or workshop on a topic you are interested in is an excellent strategy to ensure that any single men you meet also share that passion or interest.
3. Potluck Dinner Party At Your Place Potlucks are traditionally easygoing affairs – the perfect place to meet a suitably qualified single male. Organize to hold one at your place and tell your
2. Technology Store
There are few guys who aren’t into gadgets and technology and who really enjoy showing how much they know. Most of them are also willing to help out with things you may be confused about. When you visit your local tech store, don’t be in a hurry. Use the time to find help from a guy who may also be there to shop.
7. Grocery Store All men have to buy groceries at some point, and single men are more likely to do their own grocery shopping. The best times to go are early in the morning, or later in the evening. The weekend is rarely an opportune time, as most single guys will avoid this traditionally busy shopping period. Always dress nicely to raise yourself above the competition, as they are more than likely going to be wearing their sweats. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.
by Madam Zyra
Leo (Jul23-Aug22) Your personal life is in dire straits as usual and you will blame everybody but yourself, just like all self-centered Leos. You need to watch out for signs of end to a relationship, for example the sound of breaking glass or the need to call the emergency hospital number. You may be tempted to steal someone else’s lover but, with your luck, you will likely end up with a sexually transmitted disease. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) Your recent approach to the bank for a loan will be probably be rebuffed as you sent in a blank copy and forgot to sign it. Meanwhile your loneliness is likely to intensify as The Plough in the heavens has lost an arm. People do not take readily to you because your interests are far too narrow. Nobody wants to be close to someone who is an expert on ancient Etruscan pottery and popular music in the Third Reich. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) Watch your mouth or it may turn a friend into a foe. Remember you have two ears and one mouth so that you can listen for twice the time you actually speak. Tighten your wallet if you take a train trip as the cost of sandwiches is horrendous these days. Your sex life is due to take a turn for the better, yet remains almost as boring as before except the use of a feather by your partner. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22) Luckily for you, you do see value in things other people throw away. This is why you could have a successful career as a bottle collector or seller of unread newspapers. Try not to buckle under the weight of problems particularly if you are on a diet. The signs are very good that you could soon come into an inheritance. Although it remains true this could be a dreaded family disease or going bald at an early age. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) It may be time to say goodbye to your lover as a secret has been revealed. Your best bet is to deny everything and to try to get hold of the negatives or the CD. However do not upset yourself too much as strangers you meet on the Walking Street are rarely looking for a lifetime commitment. If you gay at this point in your life, we strongly recommend a detailed medical examination in a top hospital. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan22) You may not be able to finish planning things owing to sickness. This will particularly annoy your partners who were hoping to organize the bank heist for next week and may now have to cancel the tow rope. Capricorn singles will attract an admirer from a foreign land, yet this will result in absolutely nothing as North Koreans cannot apply for a passport.
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Local Sports The Golf Club
by Steve Ellison
Mulholland drives to victory! Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees Post Brexit golf just got 6 percent more expensive in Pattaya as the UK has pulled out of the European Union and the pound sterling took a big hit. We hit 46.5 (pound to the baht) at one stage on Thursday but when those yellow TT exchange booths rolled down their shutters for the night, the bounce was up to 48 baht to the pound. I believe most British expat golfers here would still say we are getting a great deal on our golf in Pattaya! Green Valley is returning to greatness, today the lads reported near perfect conditions even though we only had a small turnout of just 12 golfers. First off, the near pin was awarded to Capt. Phil who was the only bloke in his group to even hit the green! The 20-footer could not be negotiated (caddy no good!) so Phil settled for a tap in par. Mr. Hynard and Mr. Mulholland both had sweet 38’s on the card but Mr. Cusatis had other ideas. One shot better found Corey the winner as he returns to his winning form of last month with a strong 39 to close out the field.
afternoon of ups and downs and the lead going back and forth as those lads were making some amazing putts of 15 feet and more. Everything was dropping! We had a bit of a rain delay after the 14th, the Beautiful Beast, but not before my partner Bob had an eagle chip in from 110 yards! It was that kind of a crazy afternoon of golf! The weather cleared and we finished the round in perfect, but a bit wet, conditions. On the 17th, the last par 3, it was Capt. Phil who once again had his name on the sheet. Phil was about 24 feet from the pin, but when Bob’s ball came to a stop, we could see he had him beat by a good stride. Congrats go to Mr. Mulholland for the near pin, and for carrying my 97 kilo frame for the last 17 holes. I still had one drive left to play, so on the 18th there was no choice and it somehow got us halfway to the hole. A tighter contest I have not had in ages as our joint 62.4 scores had us share the win, and rightly so with two pars on the last! Results: T 1st – Mark Bamber/ David Hewson (5.6) 62.4 net T 1st – Bob Mulholland/ Steve Ellison (10.6) 62.4 net
Results: 1st – Corey Cusatis (20) 39 points T 2nd – Bob Mulholland (9) 38 points T 2nd – Phil Smedley (15) 36 points
On the first tee box at Wangjuntra Highlands
Peter Hynard, Corey Cusatis and Bob Mulholland back in TGC Wangjuntra Highlands – Two-man Scramble - White Tees Two or three times a year we book an adventure trip out here to the middle of nowhere at Wangjuntra Golf Park. There are three 18-hole golf courses at this “Golf Park”, the Valley, the Jungle and our task today, the Highlands. Quoting the great Leonard Nimoy, “It’s golf Jim, but not as we know it” would be a quite fitting description here, hence the scramble format. This is an unfair and extreme golf course, which is why we love it! The complex sits on a thousand acre plot, up in the mountains and how the heck they built (and maintain) the three courses is some achievement. The size of some of the greens are just crazy huge and 100 foot putts are not uncommon. We found the course today to be wet, and the remains of a few scorched greens still linger from the searing sun and droughts of the springtime. Never mind, it is still very playable, very enjoyable and the looks on the faces of the first-timers priceless! There was just a 12 man road trip today but the 90-minute drive put none of us off. We actually found a better way to come back as there is a cut through about five clicks from the exit gates then left at the traffic light to the 3245 and you end up on the 3027 with Pattana on your right. We reckon it saves about 10 clicks and it is a good road. Bob Mulholland and I ended up playing with co-winners Mark Bamber and David Hewson, so it was an interesting
Laem Chabang B & C – Stableford – White Tees This is one of Pattaya’s best golf courses and a trip to Laem Chabang always brings out the best in us. Bigger numbers today saw a full field of 20 golfers hit the links. A great course, a great deal and great condition all make Laem Chabang one outstanding golf venue. We can get here from TGC in just 28 minutes, such is the benefit of Highway 7. How much longer this link will be free and how much the powers that be will charge at those soon to be opened toll booths is anyone’s guess. Right now we are getting away with it but certainly by high season the penny will drop, literally. This Jack Nicklaus course was in great shape and the recently remodelled facilities are fantastic value for just 2,300 baht all in. Our man in Hong Kong, Barry Collier, swung to near pin honours and good to get Barry back after four long weeks of slaving over a corporate jet. Fred Birch has been gone for far too long as well, so good to see Fred back in action and returning to the podium again. Yasu Higuchi is another Japanese visitor joining us on a regular basis, and 34 at this course is good going indeed. There’s that Scotsman once again, and Friday ends a terrific week of winning ways for Bob Mulholland, who dominated golf this week at The Golf Club. Bob’s 39 points were never in doubt for a great win and a win on Wednesday and second on Monday cap off some strong play. Nice shooting Bob! Results: 1st – Bob Mulholland (9) 39 points 2nd – Yasu Higuchi (17) 34points 3rd – Fred Birch (20) 33 points Thanks to all who joined us this week for another great week of amazing golf in the Kingdom.
PSC Tropical Golf From BJ's by Derek Brook Pattana (Stableford) This course is becoming one of our regular courses, we seem to fit it in most months at least once. It always is in good condition and during the recent drought it always appeared in good condition and had grass on it. When we arrived on this day it had obviously had some rain because the rule was carts on the cart path. So I took a cart and luckily they gave me a flag so I could take the cart in the rough. This
being over mature does have some advantages, but sadly not many. So after being told we were to play the B and C nines, off we went and as all who play there know B1 is a difficult drive, especially when it is your first drive, with water on both sides and ahead. So as I do not like to disappoint people, great drive, straight into the water. The course was fine, a bit wet as carts were not allowed, but not too wet. The rough was a bit damp but no big pools of water; all in all pretty good.
The greens were fine, a bit soft but they ran true and the only real problem we met was the wind got up at various times and we had some rain, but not a lot. We moved along well on both nines and soon were back in the changing room. Soon changed, and what a fine changing facility, it was time to go back. We got back to BJ’s nice and early and so it was soon into the results. The winner on the day was Tom Herrington with 36 points ahead of Steve Truelove in second with 34
points and in third was Reg Cochrane with 33 points. The consensus was that we had had a great day, so we all drank to that. T.T.F.N. Near Pins: Brian Parish (2), Reg Cochrane and Derek Brook
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Local Sports Traffic Jam at the top of the Leader Board but Ever Green Ebbi takes the prize by Peter R Grey
Growling Swan – Stableford Twenty five eager golfers gathered in Soi Chaiyapoon keen to take advantage of the 1,650 baht green fee, caddy and cart deal on offer at such a good keep you honest type course. Climatically it was a balmy type of day with little or no breeze to help the comfort level. This course (as always) was in good condition and with the usual tricky type greens, which were a little on the slow side, assisted in contributing to good scores. Two flights today, with scratch to 17 being or A Flight and 18 plus for the B Flight. With all the novelty holes in play. In the A Flight, we had four golfers tied with 38 points bringing the count back into play. Unfortunately with only three podium placings one golfer missed out on the prize money. The four were Tom McMahon, Bill Steinmann, Ebrahim and Sal Brizzi. Tom McMahon was the unfortunate golfer to miss out. B Flight saw popular golfer Lorraine Percy take out her first win with us with Fred (Boris) Cuypers, and Geri Crilly filling the spots on the podium.
Long First Putt 9th - Gerry Arthur 18th - Mike Gosden For was again let from his chain by Alex Field to collect for the needy in Pattaya. All golfers are thanked for their generosity. Golf 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 0861 503086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am to play at The Retreat. Contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454005 if you wish to partake. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.
Results: A Flight 0 – 17 1st - Ebrahim (16) 38 points 2nd - Bill Steinmann (13) 38 points 3rd - Sal Brizzi (4) 38 points B Flight 18+ 1st - Lorraine Percy (33) 35 points 2nd - Fred Cuypers (18) 34 points 3rd - Geri Crilly (27) 33 points Near Pins 4th - Andrew Hills 7th - Sal Brizzi 13th - Gerry Arthur 17th - Tom McMahon
Winners Ebrahim Al-Ansari and Lorraine Percy
Buckers Hoists Monthly Mug! Burapha – Medal Last Friday of the month, and you know what that means? Rent is due? No, not
that, it is time for the Battle for the Tropical Golfers Monthly Medal Mug. Other awards might look better on the shelf,
Monthly Mug Winner Graham Buckinghan with Steve Truelove
by Derek Brook
but are any so practical? And while some might be satisfied with merely winning the US Open, in reality this is what real golfers want! To make the occasion special, the venue this day was Burapha – a fair test of medal play skills. Due to low season and travel, we had just 12 golfers show up to give their best. Everyone had a good chance. Burapha is getting into the local price wars by giving Sports Day prices all week long. The Tropical golfers don't play this course often so the anticipation was high. Recent rains have finally started to green up the courses, and Burapha was in good condition. Playing the A and B links off white tees, the layout is interesting with a good mix of long and short holes. Some
Golf from the Bunker Boys
by Frank Quinlan
Bangpra Stableford White Tees Twelve players returned to a course which had been showing excessive wear and tear during the dry spell hoping that the recent rains had given it the kiss of life only to find the patient still in the intensive care ward but displaying signs of life. Rain can only do so much for the course which was still ragged in places and needs a bit of TLC. The scores reflected the condition of the course and Sean Murphy playing his second last game before his return home managed a win with four players ending up on 30 and the unlucky ones not securing a place were Peter Habgood and Tony Robbins. Only two near pins were won again reflecting the challenges. Results: 1st - Sean Murphy (15) 33 points 2nd - Mike Lloyd (16) 30 oco 3rd - Les Hall (23) 30 points Near Pins: Jimmy Carr and Neil Carter Royal Lakeside Blue Tees Stableford A disappointing turnout of only eight players to this prestige club with its commanding setting, layout and fast putt able greens which should attract bigger fields. However on analysis the following points came up, the combination of a 1000 baht green fee (in low season), the distance, the roadworks, heavy rain overnight and playing off the blue tees deterred a few although five of our regulars did take off for the UK this week. Those who are not deterred by the green fee (600 baht more than Greenwood which is in excellent condition) love coming here as it is usually in great condition. Today the greens were terrific 11 on the stimpmeter, fast and true, unfortunately a few of the fairways were scruffy and a number of bunkers had not been repaired by the caddies.(Players, please make your caddies rake the bunkers). Also the regulations that only permit the caddie to drive the buggy means that the golfer has to put up with trainee racing car drivers who dash to your ball with no consideration of where other golfers are playing their shot and finally with so many areas restricted to the buggies a golfer spends a large fee to walk and have his golf bag chauffeured around the course. We started on 10, always difficult with a challenging par 5 followed by a cute par 4 with a water carry to the green. Sean Murphy and Jimmy Carr started well with 17 points each on the first nine but faded at the end and Tony Robbins, after a disappointing 14 points on the first nine, romped home with 20 points on the second nine to take 1st place. Neil Carter shrugging off a poor run of form took 2nd with 33 points and Sean Murphy in his last game this holiday edged out Jimmy Carr for 3rd on count back with 31 points . Sad to say, Skinny Newton, after his amazing 43 points last week, came last. light drizzle accompanied the golfers for a few holes but not enough to stop or even slow down play, and it soon moved away. Someone in the area got wet but nothing was going to spoil this day. When the final putts fell it was back to BJ's Lodge for the announcement.
Geoff Parker The winner at Eastern Star Results: 1st - Tony Robbins (15) 34 points 2nd - Neil Carter (13) 33 points 3rd - Sean Murphy (15) 31 points cb Near Pins: Mike Lloyd and Neil Carter Eastern Star White Tees Stableford Only ten players made the trip to this southern course that we have not played for a while. The course is recovering well from the dry spell and has good grass coverage on fairways but areas frequented by the buggies are taking longer to recover, but this did not spoil our enjoyment of the course. Many players were heard to comment on how good the greens were, being closely mowed and holding their line on the putts. The heavy rains prior to us teeing off resulted in many of the bunkers turning into water hazards with lost balls in bunkers being the order of the day. Geoff Parker is back in the winning spot and consolidating his spot near the top of GOM as is Jimmy Carr. The par threes were challenging with only two golfers getting to put their names on the markers. Results: 1st - Geoff Parker (14) 35 points 2nd - Geoff Cox (14) 33 oco 3rd - Jimmy Carr (16) 33 points Near Pins: Mike Lloyd and Les Hall The Bunker Boys play out of The M Club located 100 meters up Soi 14 off of 3rd Road and no prior booking is required, merely turn up by 9:30 am on any Monday, Wednesday or Friday and enjoy a game with us. We arrange transport which departs at 10 am for a booked tee time at 11 am. For inquiries contact Neil at 084 758 9907.
Smashing all competition and winning his first mug was Graham “Buckers” Buckingham (course h'cap 27) who mastered the course with an impressive net 66. Wow... way to go, Graham! Sometimes it pays to take a break from the game. Now
Graham is back and better than ever. After Graham came Steve Truelove (7) with a fine net 69 off his tiny handicap, beating Daryl Evans (25) on countback. Don Carmody (29) finished the roll call with a net 70. For the rest there is always next month.
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You & Your Pets Kvetch, Kvetch, Kvetch Does your cat bitch much? Not in so many words, of course, but in the form of constant meowing? Sometimes you should pay attention to her plaints because they might be signs of something serious. Or not. For example, cats often meow when they are ill. How do you know? You don’t. But if she’s crying constantly, take her to your veterinarian for a thorough checkup. That’s a particularly good idea if Ms Kitty is older; she might have an overactive thyroid or a kidney disease. On the other hand, Felix may just be vocalizing because he wants attention. Maybe he wants to play or be petted or just noticed. However, it may not be a good idea to give in to such demands lest they become habitual. So don’t be too ready to respond to meows. Just walk away without a word. That said, do give him attention when he’s quiet, and spend time with him every day, playing, petting, grooming, etc. Another common reason for meowing is hunger—or at least anticipation of being fed. Cats often start making noise when it’s close to meal time or perhaps anytime you walk into the kitchen. That
Cats for You in Pattaya Cats for You is a great and much needed service in our area, but Paul and Sandra point out that adopting a cat or kitten is a longterm commitment with costs such as feeding and veterinary fees. Many adopters find it’s a good idea to adopt two animals so that they can enjoy each others’ company as well as yours. Contact Paul and Sandra on 0852875004 or look at their useful website http://cats4youinpattaya.webs.com/ is NOT the time to feed him. Wait until he is quiet before putting down his food bowl or giving him a treat. “Welcome home” mews are equally familiar though less annoying. In fact, they could be pleasing if you don’t have a smiling roommate to welcome you. Other reasons for meowing include stress, old age, loneliness and the need to breed (a great reason to have your cat spayed or neutered). Too, cats may become vocal if their water bowl is empty or if they’re trapped in a room or a closet. Don't shrug off a meow without making sure there’s no problem. And if you want your furry friend to remain your friend, do not punish her for being a chatterbox.
Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being. Cats have a low thirst drive by nature, so they may not drink enough to stay adequately hydrated. Chronically under-hydrated cats could be at risk for urinary tract disorders. Encourage more drinking by adding a water fountain designed for cats. There is also a prescription dry food that encourages pets to drink. A good option is canned food, which generally is about 78 percent water. A fluid-rich diet is particularly important for cats with a history of urinary tract problems.
Dog trainers in ancient China were held in high esteem. A great deal of dog domestication also took place in China, especially dwarfing and miniaturization.
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.
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.
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 Dog Food
Going to the Dogs... The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother - and they'll settle for a puppy every time. ~Winston Pendelton
An occasional bite of dog food won't hurt your cat. But dog food is not a substitute for cat food. Dog food has many of the same ingredients, but cat food is specially formulated for a cat's needs, which include more protein as well as certain vitamins and fatty acids. A steady diet of dog food can cause your cat to be severely malnourished.
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Down 1. “Fame” singer Irene 2. Those in debt 3. Chops roughly 4. Got out of bed 5. Not positive (abbr.) 6. Solemn vows 7. Soars 8. Unescorted 10. Gigantic person 12. Cookie brand 13. Natalie Cole’s dad 18. Pilgrim John 19. Command to a dog 20. Worthless stuff 21. Cowboy, at times 22. Army divisions 23. Despise 24. Artist Kahlo 25. Flooring squares 28. Fashion model Macpherson 30. Drano ingredient
Solution Issue 19
WHAT’s the WORD? new
1. George M. ___ 6. The chance ___ lifetime (2 wds.) 9. Alert 10. Having height 11. Public acknowledgement 14. Vessels like Noah’s 15. Zeus’s warrior daughter 16. Opp. of NNW 17. Hunting dog 18. Reason for confession 19. Plays the ukulele 23. Fore and ___ 26. Sarcastic 27. Cocktail party cheese 29. Legislators’ locale (2 wds.) 31. Actor Rogen 32. Alpine Call 33. Time periods (abbr.) 34. Rub out
Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: A general term for more than 100 diseases characterized by abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells. First letter: C Answer: __________ 2. Definition: The salt water surrounding the great land masses, and divided by the land masses into several distinct portions, each of which is called an _____. First letter: O Answer: __________ 3. Definition: A set of related elements that work
together to accomplish a task or provide a service. First letter: S Answer: __________ 4. Definition: A record of actions and events that take place on a computer. First letter: L Answer: __________ 5. Definition: A state or nation in which the supreme power rests in all the citizens entitled to vote. First letter: R Answer: __________ Answers: 1. Cancer; 2. Ocean; 3. System; 4. Log; 5. Republic.
Hidden Words Puzzle Source: www.puzzles-world.com
Solution on Page 31
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Answers: 1. Stormy (on Tree); 2. Puddle (on boy’s Raincoat); 3. Wet (on Purple Umbrella); 4. Showers (on Orange Umbrella); 5. Damp (on the Drain); 6. Clouds (on the bush below Cloud).
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