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uropean expats in Pattaya are bemoaning the recent falls in their currencies which are increasing the cost of living and even threatening their visa renewals. The worst problems are being experienced by Brits who have seen their purchasing power shrink by more than 20 percent since the Brexit referendum which effectively cancelled permanent British membership in the European Union. But the euro has also declined, thus making life more difficult for many German, French and Dutch expats. A group of British men in their 60s and 70s told Pattaya Today that they depend on pension income from UK to renew their retirement visas. Bill Browning said, “I need an income of 60,000 baht a month to qualify for my one-year retirement visa, but the recent exchange rate deterioration means I am now short. I simply don’t have the cash reserves over here to make up the difference.” He added that he had come to

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live in Thailand in 1998 when the exchange rate was over 90 baht to the pound. It is now only half that. Other expats noted that inflation here in Thailand is gathering pace even as the value of their overseas income is falling. A Brit who preferred not to be identified said, “In theory, the fall in the pound should mean that foreign goods in the supermarkets are cheaper, but this never happens in practice. He also pointed to the recent increases demanded by motorbike taxi drivers and hikes in the cost of meals even in modest restaurants. He explained that he needed urgent surgery and had been given quotes of around 500,000 baht. “Of course, I’m not insured, as the companies don’t want to take responsibility for old age pensioners.” An immigration spokesperson said the bureau was aware of the problems being created by the strong baht but observed that exchange rates are always in flux. There are several ways to qualify for a one-year retirement

visa. Some pensioners keep 800,000 baht in a special account which they never touch. Others rely on a letter from their embassy to confirm their home country monthly income is at least 60,000 baht. It is also possible to mix the two routes – an income of less than 60,000 baht a month but supplemented by cash reserves in a Thai bank to make up the shortfall. An independent financial adviser said, “Many expats here are faced with rising costs against a falling exchange rate. Some are even

considering returning to their base country, although this can be difficult for those who have cut ties with their mother country as they may experience difficulty resuming residential status.” He added that returning exiles usually needed an immediate address in the home country and proof of registration with a doctor. British expats who are deemed “non-ordinarily resident” in the UK would need to sort out their tax status with the revenue department. Continued on page 6


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Robbery victim shot

Two people were injured near the Roiraan construction site, Pattanakarn Road, after two male teens on a motorbike forced them to hand over their valuables. One of the intended victims Nirut tried to stop the unwelcome advances and was hit in the face with

a gun whilst his companion Tanaporn was shot in the shoulder. The victims lost a quantity of cash and two mobile phone. Staff from the nearby site contacted the police to come quickly, but the villains had disappeared by the time help was at hand.

Students learn safe driving Sattahip police hosted a meeting for local teachers and students to learn more about the hazards of poor driving standards which lead to nasty accidents. Local Mayor Pairoj Malakul Na Ayutthaya said traffic accidents were a growing and serious problem often brought about by driving too fast or being ignorant of traffic signs or rules of the road. He added that the overstretched police force did not have enough manpower to enforce the traffic laws everywhere and said he would put his trust in training the drivers of tomorrow to improve the appalling traffic accident statistics which showed far too many deaths in the area under his jurisdiction.

Police arrest Nigerian and his Thai girlfriend

Police officers patrolling Thepprasit Road saw a Toyota driving suspiciously, and then saw the passenger discard trash from the window. When the cops checked trash, they found a bag with 200 grams of crystal meth. The Toyota sped away but police called for a road block that soon stopped the suspect at the intersection of Thepprasit and Sukhumvit Roads. The driver and passenger were identified as Nigerian Ukwuani Ogochukwu Mathias, 34, and Thai Samorn Sutthakaew, 31. A third passenger was their year-old daughter. The suspects denied owning the drugs.

Robber seeks to justify crime

Driver loses control of BMW A BMW traveling down Beach Road jumped the curb, crossed the footpath, hit a man sitting on a bench, and then landed on the beach across from the Pattaya Police station. Pol. Capt. Tanin Tanphai, deputy inspector of Pattaya City Police, said the driver, identified as 27-year-old Soravit Thityankul from Chonburi, had been drinking. The driver admitted that after a drinking session with his girlfriend he fell asleep behind the wheel and lost control of his car. Saravut Boonkhong, 37, was sitting on the beach bench he was struck by the wayward car; he was rushed to Banglamung Hospital.

Swedish man dies bizarrely

Swedish citizen Sten Goran Lundholm, 62, was found dead sitting in his condo bathroom with his head in a bucket and a golf bag on his neck. Police said the man had been dead about six hours and that the body had been discovered by a bar owner who noticed that her very regular customer had gone

missing. Apparently, the expat had left a note explaining why he had decided to take his own life. The circumstances of the death are certainly unusual but the authorities are hopeful that the customary autopsy will determine what exactly has gone on here.

A thief robbed a woman and threatened her with a gun in front of the Paradise Hill 2 Estate, explaining that he had just come out of prison and had no cash whatsoever. Napaporn Worabut, 29, told police she was riding her bike when she noticed a suspicious character coming alongside. The stranger then produced a handgun and ordered her to hand over all her valuables. He managed to escape with 10,000 baht and a smartphone worth 15,000 baht. The incident might have been even nastier except for the intervention of a security guard who came to investigate and forced the villain to flee.

Man shot and killed on Soi Boonark

Twenty-year old Rachan Kaewduang was shot and killed on Soi Boonark. He had been seen arguing with an unidentified man who shot him in the forehead. Pol. Capt. Asawin Chanthor, deputy inspector of Banglamung police, said officers rushed to the scene and found the victim dead.


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News Nepal is Beautiful: Visit and Enjoy in Nepal

With the slogan of Nepal is Beautiful: Visit and Enjoy in Nepal, the Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok organized a tourism promotion program at Holiday Inn Pattaya. More than 100 representatives from Thai Government attended. Welcoming the guests, H.E. Khaga Nath Adhikari, ambassador of Nepal to Thailand, highlighted the potentialities and opportunities of tourism sectors in Nepal. He also sought the meaningful cooperation of the travel and tour entrepreneurs to take tourists from permanent water-washed sea beaches of Thailand to the permanent snow-covered Himalayas of Nepal. Janga Bahadur Gurung, deputy chief of mission/counselor made a Power Point

presentation about Nepal cultural heritages, the Himalayas, bio-diversities, and adventurous tourism and recreation activities. Gurung further elaborated about the system of visa, international and domestic transportation, accommodation. Bundit Sirithunyhong, chairman of ThaiASEAN Cultural and Economic Council, also spoke. In addition to a video on Lumbini, tourism promotion materials like framed photos of Maya Devi Temple of Lumbini, Mt. Everest, Boudha Stupa and Mt. Fishtail, and DVD and brochures on tourist attractions were distributed to all guests.

Chevrolet Announces AllNew Colorado Pricing Chevrolet Sales Thailand announced prices for the all-new Colorado midsize pickup truck. Prices for the all-new pickup truck start at 594,000 baht for the entrylevel LS variant while the top-of-the-line premium High Country variant is available at 1,068,000 baht. The pickup truck is now ready for pre-booking at dealerships nationwide and is ready for delivery by early August 2016. The all-new pickup truck has 13 variants to match every customer’s demand and lifestyle. Customers who prebook the all-new Colorado pickup truck between now until July 24 and get delivery by August 31 will get an offer of Chevrolet’s ‘Strong Pack’ accessories worth 12,100 baht. The ‘Strong Pack’ will include a sporty black front grille, black Chevrolet logo for the front grille and back, accessorized black sticker on the hood, accessorized black sticker with “Colorado” wording at the back, chrome fuel cap with black Chevrolet logo and cup holder.

The all-new Colorado was launched to the media in April and received very positive feedback. The pickup truck comes with new, characteristic American-style exterior and interior design, in addition to greater performance, better safety, increased refinement and segment-leading technology. Its exterior and interior have been designed with a tough, yet refined appearance. It provides superior comfort and technology including firstin-class remote start, Apple CarPlay Integration and Siri Eyes Free. It comes with an upgraded 2.5L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that has been tuned to offer better performance, fuel economy and lower emissions. Thanks to a Variable Geometry

Turbocharger (VGT), the 2.5L Duramax now produces 180 PS at 3,600 rpm and 440Nm at a low 2,000 rpm. The all-new Colorado also features electrically-powered steering (EPS) that makes steering efforts lighter and more accurate in city and highway. It still comes with advanced safety features with additional function like lane departure warning, forward collision alert, front and rear parking assist and tire pressure monitor and a knee airbag for the driver. Other important technologies include hill descend control (HDC) and hill start assist (HSA). For more information, customers can contact the nearest Chevrolet dealership, call 1734 or log in to www. chevrolet.co.th.


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News Rains on the plains

Pattaya businesses say they are much relieved that the rainy season this year has produced an abundance of water which has helped to fill local reservoirs to about 60 percent. Following the El Nino drought earlier in the year, the new La Nina has brought a watery result on most days in the past two months. Hotels in particular are rejoicing that the recent rains have removed the need for the provincial waterworks authority to reduce pressure in the pipes. The boast now is that Pattaya has enough reserves to help out in other areas, including Laem Chabang, but there is no guarantee water shortages won’t reoccur if next year’s rainy season is disappointing.

Fish prices rise short-term

TAT reveales 17 most favourite of the “2016 Peoples Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists” The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today announced the 17 most popular tourist attractions and activities in Thailand, as well as fruits and dishes among Chinese tourists. H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, deputy prime minister of Thailand, and H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports, presided over the “2016 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Voted by Chinese Tourists” ceremony at the Henri Dunant Hall, Royal Bangkok Sports Club. The contest was a continuation of a project launched successfully in 2015 to enhance Thailand’s tourism profile and brand image via social-media networks, which are frequented by millions of Chinese every day. It also helps support the many Thai tourism products and services seeking more exposure in the Chinese market. TAT organised the voting campaign in partnership with Tencent, which owns a number of Chinese online channels such as WeChat (570 million users/day), QZone (330 million users/ day), QQmessenger (27 million users/ day) and Tencent News (27 million users/day). Chinese who have travelled to Thailand were invited to vote via the website www.peopleschoiceawardsthailand. com between June 7-19, 2016, in 17

categories such as tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants, Thai food, spas, shopping malls, golf courses, etc. A total of 3,239,362 people participated in the voting. They were enticed to vote by the offer of a lucky draw prize of a five-day package tour of Bangkok and surrounding areas for two people, as well as two round-trip tickets between China – Samui Island (1 prize), China – Krabi (1 prize), China – Sukhothai (1 prize) and China – Chiang Rai (1 prize) as well as over 100 other prizes. The 2016 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Candidate Winners are as follows: 1. Luxury Hotel: Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel (36,985 votes) 2. Beach Hotel: Cape Dara Resort Pattaya (30,809 votes) 3. City Hotel: Banyan Tree Bangkok (26,977 votes) 4. Boutique Hotel: 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai (23,466 votes) 5. Restaurant: Baan Rim Pa Phuket (21,907 votes) 6. Spa: Let’s Relax Phuket (66,895 votes) 7. Shopping Area: Asiatique The Riverfront (27,248 votes) 8. Shopping Mall: CentralWorld Zen Department Store (19,146 votes)

9. Attraction: Pattaya Floating Market (28,498 votes) 10. Show: Muay Thai Live: The Legend Lives (64,053 votes) 11. Destination: Chiang Mai (19,516 votes) 12. Golf Course: Gassan Khuntan Golf and Resort Lamphun (22,885 votes) 13. Medical & Wellness: Vejthani Hospital (60,021 votes) 14. Airline: Thai Airways (71,243 votes) 15. Fruit: Durian (18,717 votes) 16. Festival: Songkran (Thai New Year) (69,858 votes) 17. Dish: Stir-fried crab meat with curry powder (17,654 votes) Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said, “We are very happy with the response to this unique campaign. China is a very competitive market and we are happy to have worked with Tencent for the second consecutive year to ensure that Thailand remains a top-line destination in the minds of Chinese visitors.” In 2015, Thailand attracted 7.9 million Chinese tourists, generating an estimated 376 billion baht in revenue for the Thai economy, up respectively 71 percent and 87 percent over 2014. In 2016, TAT expects Chinese tourists will total 10.5 million with an estimated expenditure of 509 billion Baht.

New legal chief in post Up to 300 fishing boats have been forced to stay onshore after recent storms, originating with strong winds over Vietnam, whipped up the sea in and around Sattahip bay. Waves reached over three metres in some areas and small vessels of all types were advised not to set sail. Many fishermen complained that their income had been badly hit by the disruption whilst local storekeepers said the price of fish in the markets had shot up in the short term. However, the situation had returned to normal by the end of the first week of July.

The new military-appointed panel now running Pattaya has appointed Setthaporn Boonsawat to be head of the local authority’s legal department. He said he expected to continue in his new, unelected position for two years and would be especially active in preventing encroachment on public property, tackling flood-related issues and dealing with people who were trading illegally, including street hawkers and foreigners without permits. He also pointed to the policy of the Chonburi governor to enforce the rules appertaining to the organization of local beaches.

Night Club busted Wife stabs unfaithful for underage patrons German husband

Kanchayakorn Chantawong, 43, was arrested by Tourist Police on Walking Street after the Petchaboon native stabbed her German husband, 49-year-old Joern Guenter Vonhedens Troem. The victim was rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital with knife and scissor wounds. Kanchayakorn said she was angry because her husband was having an affair. She said she takes care of him and she even works nights to send money to their child, while her husband doesn’t work.

DJ Pub on Third Road was raided by Pattaya Police who discovered more than 60 underage imbibers in the club, according to Pol. Capt. Akhom Wongsamart. Of the 100 teenagers found, 60 were age 15 to 20; 10 customers had no ID card. The club allegedly had no business license and was charged with selling alcohol to youth and allowing them in the premises. Club owner Nattaporn Aornsee, 27, was held for questioning.

Elusive teens apprehended

Police arrested two suspects who eluded a check point on Third Road. Motorbike driver Phermsarp Butsa, 18, and passenger Chakrit Ampaicha, 19, appeared suspicious and were asked to pull over, according to Deputy Inspector Captain Wuttikorn Plordprong. The suspects sped off but were apprehended in front of Numchai Home Electrics on Sukhumvit Road. Police claim that the two discarded three cigarette packets as they made their escape. In the packets was crystal meth, which the suspects denied any knowledge of.


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Pepsi Football Splash

Pepsi Cola (Thailand) executives Somchai Katechaikosol, marketing director, and Pongsak Sanitwogn Na Ayuthaya, head of marketing, opened the Pepsi Football Splash at Cartoon Network Amazone. Featured at the opening ceremony for world’s first soccer water field were football players Chanatip Songkrasin and Tanaboon Kaesarat.

The public is invited to join the Pepsi football Splash by purchasing a Pepsi tumbler with Cartoon Network Amazone design for 99 baht at Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park and get the chance to win prizes for the whole month of July. For more information, visit www.cartoonnetworkamazone.com

Manta Kids Swimming Academy opens

Gut-buster breakfast Over a hundred cafes and restaurants in Pattaya offer the full English breakfast, usually on an all-day basis. It has been a staple offering worldwide for as long as anyone can remember and apparently made its first appearance in an English cookbook of 1861. Its popularity is almost without limits and the dish is available not only in restaurants and greasy spoon cafes but in five-star hotels and luxury cruises. It is even doled out to bleary-eyed passengers at the tail end of overnight flights to Manchester and London. The ingredients It is known as the full English – a combination of bacon, sausage and egg with ad hoc additions of baked beans, black pudding, cooked or tinned tomato, mushrooms, fried bread, hash browns, ketchup, brown sauce, buttered toasts, dollops of jam, and a cup of tea. Sometimes there are variants according to size such as “small English” or “big English” or even “very big English”. A huge breakfast may be a “gut-buster” or, less happily, “the cholesterol special”. One restaurant in Pattaya even said it would refund your money if you could manage two “gut-busters” one after the other. The owner had to withdraw the offer after losing a lot of hard cash. Health issues It is amazing that the full English remains as popular as it is in this health-conscious age. A recent report by the World Health Organization’s international agency suggested that processed meats such as sausage are in the same nominal category of carcinogens as asbestos, alcohol, tobacco and arsenic, albeit with lower levels of hazard. The findings a few weeks ago received global publicity but resounded particularly strongly in UK where the battles between health and indulgence continue unabated, with the latter usually winning. You can always start living healthily tomorrow!

Minnicha Yarotaek, director of Manta Kids, and Poramet Ngampichet, former member of Parliament from Chonburi, led the grand opening of Manta Kids on Sukhumvit 9 Pattaya. Manta Kids Swimming Academy is a learning centre for kids from ages 4 months to 6 years old who are trained by professional swimming instructors and an Australian swimming coach. There

are three types of courses: Manta Splash provides basic swimming skills up to 18 months old; Manta Swirl teaches survival skills to 18 to 48 months old, and Manta Swim provides international swimming skills for children 4 to 6 years old. For more information, call 081 862 9488, or go to www.Facebook.com/mantakids

Yummy seafood soon Pattaya tourist authorities and the local hoteliers’ association are organizing the Pattaya Seafood Festival on Beach Road during the weekend of July 29-31. Booths selling fresh seafood dishes and delicacies at bargain-basement prices together with chef representation from some of the resort’s finest hotels and resorts. The Seafood Festival is part of the local authority’s ongoing efforts to create a positive image for the city.

Korean music featured at Central Festival

Young Lock Jo, director of the Korean International School of Bangkok, led students in performing Korean music at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. The school aims

to promote Korean culture, dance, K-pop, Taekwondo and Korean musical instruments to Thai locals and tourists.

Health hypocrites The British, at home and abroad, are well-known for their personal ambiguities. Prime-time television in UK accords equal prominence to exercise machines and physical prowess as to belly-bulging cooking shows specializing in chocolate fudge cake and the various ways of frying fish and chips. Gym memberships sell very well in Britain although some practitioners have been observed creeping out at lunchtime to order a mammoth burger with extra cheese or an outsize sandwich squelched with mayo. Urged to eat at least five portions of fruit or vegetables every day by their doctor, some Brits seek refuge in five portions of French fries or multiple banana splits. Back to the ’70s Processed meat has been the butt of comedy since a Monty Python sketch of 1970 which revolved around Spam, the canned meat that gave its prewar name to a newer generation’s unwanted email. Based partly on ham, spam today is sold in 100 countries and, in 2007, was applauded for the seventh billion tin actually sold since its first appearance in 1937. Whether this total included the countless tins at the bottom of the Atlantic, thanks to Hitler’s submarines, is simply not known. All diet sheets tell you to avoid spam. Not only is it fattening, but it’s full of salt. Newspaper campaigns British newspapers love to join the bandwagon to frighten the masses. The tabloid daily The Sun recently proclaimed below a front page photograph of the sausage, “Banger out of order”. Another paper called to full English “the killer in the kitchen”. Almost every health column in periodicals is forever harping on about the evils of fatty breakfast meals, urging instead a return to an apple, a crispbread and some unsweetened porridge. Whether these campaigns are successful is another matter entirely. Gallows humour But warnings seem to bring out the devil in people. One contributor to a national website remarked, “My work is very stressful so I often grab fast food. I do no exercise, always travel by tube or bus and am admittedly rather obese.” He added that he intends to go down fighting: with a bacon sandwich in one hand and a bottle of beer in the other as he sings the national anthem. Another wit commented, “If I had known that smoking was only as dangerous as eating sausages, I would never have given up cigarettes.” The same guy read that red wine is actually good for you and has begun consuming a bottle and a half every night. He believes that the roads to good health can be a most inebriated one. The alternative Mind you, the Continental breakfast isn’t a whole lot better for you: all that butter, croissants, pastries and French bread. A recent hospital survey that changes in diet could prevent 9 percent of all cancer cases was read as meaning that it could not in 89 percent. Another poster wrote, “I don’t care anyway. We all have to die of something sooner or later.” Of course, he is right about sooner.


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Falling pound woes Continued from page 1

Pattaya Today also spoke to several expats who had decided to quit Pattaya and return to their home countries to live. “Actually, I could afford to go on living here, but Pattaya has changed such a lot,” said Londoner Dave Roberts. “The roads are choked with Chinese tour buses and tourism as a whole is being ruined by constant police raids on licensed premises. I think Pattaya has lost its tag as Fun City.” He added that he also owned a condominium which

he was unable to sell but had managed to rent out on a long term basis. But other commentators believe the fundamental issue is that Pattaya is maturing. “Thailand is now part of the ASEAN Economic Community,” said a spokesperson for the Tourist Authority of Thailand. “The country is no longer just looking to Europe, Australia and America but has increasing links with neighbouring countries in the Pacific rim region. In due course, ASEAN will

become a free trade area with much greater movement of populations between the 10 member states.” She also pointed to the huge potential in the Chinese market and the research which suggested that about two million Chinese had already visited Thailand but that 100 million looked forward to doing so. Moreover, the majority of European expats who have settled in Thailand show no desire to move. Many have Thai partners on a long term basis, others have rental income and still others took

the precaution of moving funds here before the recent currency mayhem. “In any case,” said a local travel agent, “what goes down will surely come up again. After all, the pound was worth just 40 baht in the early 1990s.” He predicted that the pound in particular will rise strongly once the initial confusion surrounding Brexit is resolved. “Pattaya is still a great place to live and Thai cities are amongst the world’s most popular areas for visitors from the five continents.”

Bridge demolition under review Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

City Hall chiefs held a press conference to update about the ongoing saga of the bridge in front of the Siam Bayshore Hotel, a structure due for demolition together with the parking building at Bali Hai pier. Legal expert Setthaporn Boonsawat said that the recent construction was impeding

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Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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

the canals and the drainage system in their work of combating flooding during the rainy season. Moreover, a lot of trash and garbage had collected in the area. A notice was issued that the offending structures must be demolished by the end of the month.

Thailand to host Miss Universe China 2016 finalists in October The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Miss Universe China Organisation have entered into an agreement to bring 16 finalists in the Miss Universe China 2016 pageant to Thailand where they will be filmed for a week in October as they undergo various activities in the Kingdom. The high-profile ceremony took place on June 29 in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China and was presided over by Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak, deputy prime minister of Thailand. The agreement was signed by Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor, and Yue-Sai Kan, the official licensee for China Miss Universe Organisation. Yuthasak said, “ This agreement forms part of the TAT’s broader initiative to promote Thailand as a women friendly destination. For the Chinese market in particular, the hosting of 16 finalists in the Miss Universe China 2016

will help attract more affluent women travellers from China to Thailand, especially after they see how the contestants have come to enjoy discovering the many amazing experiences in Thailand.” The 16 finalists will experience a variety of activities in Bangkok, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai. During the final round in November, viewers of the pageant broadcast will have the opportunity to see the finalists discover the many amazing stories in Thailand and take part in charitable and social responsible activities. The finalists will also take part in fashion shows and pose for a photo-shoot in Thai traditional dress. They will be joined by Yun Fang Xue, who was crowned Miss Universe China 2015, and the Miss Universe China Organisation’s team members, totalling 40 participants. Their activities in Thailand will be shared live through

the Miss Universe China Organisation’s website and Weibo and Wechat accounts. In addition, the accompanying press and fan members from China will also be reporting their movements in various other online and offline media outlets across China. Yuthasak added, “We also see this partnership as a great opportunity to enhance the positive image of Thailand as a quality leisure destination among the people of China, which is currently Thailand’s largest tourist market. To this extent, I am very pleased that TAT is getting strong cooperation from the private sector in Thailand. Their enthusiasm in helping to host the 16 finalists will sure help strengthen the popularity of Thailand as a popular destination among travellers from China.” In 2015, Thailand attracted a total of 7.9 million Chinese tourists

and generated 376 million baht in revenue for the Thai economy, representing an increase of 71.14 per cent and 87 percent on 2014, respectively. Based on a survey conducted between January and June 2015, about 55.73 percent of Chinese visitors to Thailand are freeindependent travellers (up 81.20 percent year-on-year) and the remaining 44.27 percent are group tourists. Chinese tourists spent on average 46,363 baht per person per trip. Their popular destinations in Thailand are Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Krabi. From January to May 2016, Thailand welcomed 4,184,071 travellers from China, up 24.02 percent over the same period in 2015. For the entire year, TAT expects that Chinese tourists to Thailand will help contribute no less than 509 billion baht to the Thai economy.


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News Chonburi Attraction Club meets

Chonburi Attraction Club met at the Swiss Sheep Farm in Khao Chichan. Thitiphat Sirnatsrisakul, club president, said the meeting is designed to promote various events to attract tourists to Thailand. Events include the Thailand Golf Travel Mart 2016, Pattaya Variety Road Show to Indonesia, Amazing Thailand Road Show to Eastern Europe, Pattaya Grand Sales 2016 and others.

The club encourages members to distribute flyers and brochures offering discounts on tourist destinations. Thitiphat added that they will be getting full support from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports because, with the current economic situation of Thailand, we need to increase tourism.

Navy launches Knowledge Exhibit Royal Thai Fleet Deputy Commander Vice Admiral Thananth Khempetch opened the Fleet’s Knowledge Exhibit at the training command in Sattahip. The exhibit features pictures, portfolios and information to help improve skills.

Honda to replace more airbag inflators Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., will extend the range of Honda vehicles in Thailand which require replacement of Takata airbag inflators. Honda dealers nationwide will replace the airbag inflators free of charge. Honda said that the front airbag might deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated, which could result in a safety risk for the driver and passengers. The vehicles added to the list include: • 2012-2013 Honda City • 2012 Honda City CNG • 2012-2013 Honda Jazz • 2013 Honda Jazz Hybrid

• 2012 Honda Jazz (model imported from Japan) • 2011 Honda CR-V

Honda will notify affected car owners by mail. Or go to www. honda.co.th/vinsearch

Police nail robber Jetwat Prajuabsuk was arrested for allegedly robbing two mobile phones, a motorbike and other items from a 14-year-old student. The victim, Puwadet Suawanchote, a scout student, identified Jetwat who was apprehended

in his home at Rungrueng Villa. He confessed that he stole the items from the young boy along Soi Khaotalo and Soi Khao Noi railway, having stopped him under the pretence of needing information.

Snap Judgment Our popular city has many things going for it: excellent restaurants and hotels, ever-improving sports facilities, family entertainment options, widespread use of English, Russian and Chinese being amongst them. City Hall in the last few years has successfully marketed Pattaya, particularly overseas, which is now the preferred venue for a host of internationallysponsored sporting competitions and music festivals. Subject to government funding being available, much-needed infrastructure improvements are in the pipeline. Unfortunately, Pattaya’s major problem is not being addressed properly. Tourist scams remain the single most disastrous factor in both Pattaya and Phuket. A high-level diplomatic meeting was held in Pattaya some weeks ago to protest the crimes in front of the new police chief. There would be little or no point unless the underlying issues are addressed properly. Much of the action against tourist scams and violence frankly is propaganda. Slogans such as “Your Safety Is Our First Priority” on behalf of the authorities are no doubt meant well, but don’t translate into action if tourists are still being threatened by greedy jet ski operators, ripped off by shady gem shops or assaulted by taxi drivers. Earlier this year there was a great fanfare when police observation towers were introduced along Beach Road to be manned by eagle-eyed cops with binoculars. Apart from the first time, the edifice at the start of Walking Street has been unused for the whole period. Of course, we can’t expect miracle solutions. Tourists must take some responsibility for their own actions. Thus wearing expensive jewelry whilst walking around at night is silly in any country in the world, let alone in Pattaya which is increasingly attracting high-end visitors and expats. It’s also true that foreign tourists can’t wait months on end for a case to be heard at the criminal court even when the alleged offender is identified. The tourism ministry said two months ago that special fast-action courts would be established to deal with these matters. Since then nothing has been heard. Was this notion just propaganda once again? The reality is that in some quarters tourists are looked on as prey rather than as guests. Wherever tourists show up in force, with lots of money to spend, confidence tricksters and villains will be on hand to greet them. Tourists are out to enjoy themselves and tend to forget about personal security. Sadly there are video clips on the internet which frankly show visitors being ripped off in jet ski set-ups and other notorious scams. In the vast majority of cases, nothing happens to the perpetrators whilst the complaining tourist might receive a brief police report on the incident – period. Perhaps it is true that European, American and Australian visitors are relatively wise about these matters. They have had the advantage of countless TV documentaries, embassy warnings and social media messaging to put them on their guard. But the increasing number of Indian and Chinese tourists may not be so savvy. Not yet anyway. The Thai tourist ministry urgently requires an action plan dealing with the realities on the ground. Simply putting out reassuring press releases is no longer enough. After all, Pattaya’s future is at stake.


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The End of an Era by Derek Franklin

The Wai Khru ceremony takes place in schools, colleges and universities throughout the Kingdom on any Thursday in June. Throughout the month, ceremonies where students pay their respects to their teachers took place at several projects managed by the Father Ray Foundation, including the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities and the Father Ray Day Care Center. As usual the students presented their teachers with beautifully decorated floral ornaments, there was dancing and students also received awards and scholarships for good work over the past school year. But on the final day of June the Wai Khru ceremony which took place at the Pattaya School for the Blind was a very

special one as it was also saw the retirement of the school’s founder and principal Aurora Lee Sribuapan. For more than 30 years Khun Aurora, who herself is blind, has seen the school grow from a few rooms off Pattaya Klang, to the building of the current school located on Naklua soi 16. She has also witnessed the construction of a new vocational facility which is used to train blind and visually impaired people with new skills and knowledge so that they can find suitable employment. The school currently offers an education from kindergarten up to grade 9 to 110 blind and visually impaired children and since it’s opening more than 400 students have graduated. On Khun Aurora’s final Wai Khru ceremony not only did the

current students pay their respects and give thanks, but many former students traveled back to Pattaya to pay their respects. One young man who returned on Wai Khru first arrived at the school as a six year old; Khun Aurora taught him English, she sent him to a local government school to finish his final three years, grades 10-12, before he entered the Faculty of Law at Thammasart University. Bear is his name, and he is now secretary general of the Foundation for the Blind in Thailand. The new principal at the school is Khru Chitsukno, who is also blind and a former student at the school and, like Bear, was also taught English by Khun Aurora. Over the years many visitors have frowned upon

Help the children Christophe Geoffroy (back row, left), general manager of Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel and Apiradee Wannawongsorn (back row, right), managing director of Pipadee Co., Ltd. donated a part of revenue generated from organizing “The Luxe Art Exhibition” to Dr. Peerapat Makarapong (back row, centre), director and secretary of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Foundation in order to help children who need heart surgery at Cardiovascular Institute, Rajavithi Hospital.

Blood donation at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya held a blood drive donation recently in cooperation with the Thai Red Cross. Hotel management led by Andre Brulhart (centre), general manager, and staff plus several guests gathered to give blood. Rare types of blood were gathered together with ordinary types, and all will go into the Thai Red Cross blood bank.

ceremonies such as Wai Khru. They have said it is archaic, having children bow so low to another human being. Many have also said that they are glad their children back in the

Europe and North America never have to do this, but surely there is nothing wrong with paying respect to that one person who is playing such a huge part of a child’s life. And

can you imagine being blind or disabled and having no school to go to? More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org

Wildlife Conservation on World Environment Day by Amari Pattaya Recently at Banglamung Wildlife Breeding Center, the management of Amari Pattaya led by Kamonpetch Thawornwiriyanan, CSR conductor and team members organised a special activity on World Environment Day. The team was warmly received by Pharsee

Saenpot, assistant head of the breeding centre, as they fed the animals and cleaned the enclosure, to raise awareness, protect the environment and conserve natural resources. The team members were very happy to have been part of this great experience.


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The 2916 FEI World Jumping Challenge

Siam Kempinski Ravanal Wine Dinner @ Brasserie Europa

On Trend Cocktails and a Saturday Seafood Bonanza

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escapades L5

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Slow-Life at Sofitel in Luang Prabang LAOS P.D.R.

by John K. Lindgren

Fire Place by Swimming Pool

Colonial Ambiance with French Luxury Touch in the Former Laotian Kingdom

On the banks of the old, long trans-boundary Mekong river in mountainous northern Laos there's a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, some call it "the best-preserved little-big town in Asia", the former royal capital Luang Prabang, aka “LP”, sits on a peninsula where Mekong and Nam Khan rivers join.

Bucolic picture postcard setting. The scene is laid-back. Glistening Buddhist temples, French colonial edifices with blue signage like l’Ecole Primaire Luang Prabang and tourists; young hipsters and aging backpackers on the sidewalks. Cozy cafes with freshly baked, flaky chocolate croissants, bright

handicraft shops and enough strong Lao coffee to wash an elephant. Southeast Asia. Look at the map: Saigon, Phnom Penh, Vientiane and Yangon. Flying time from Bangkok circa 60 to 90 minutes. All ASEAN member countries. How about Luang Prabang? An hour and twenty minutes with a good tailwind. Let's go! Air Asia’s Airbus A320 touches down and LP's international airport welcomes us with airbridge and easy 30 USD visa on arrival (no photo needed). Lao P.D.R. Peoples Democratic Republic a landlocked country of seven million people and more than

130 ethnic groups and rich variety of animal and plant species. Far from Southeast Asia's humid, maddening, traffic-jammed mega-cities. “Sabai-Dee” (Sawadee) says our affable Sofitel Luang Prabang representative/chauffeur. Even the greeting in Laotian sounds relaxed. Half an hour later we arrive at Sofitel Luang Prabang situated in a restful residential area. This Accor property is the former governor's official residence with high fortified walls, watchtowers, manicured gardens and courtyards against a backdrop of stunning mountains.

The driveway, entrance with two heavy stone elephants exudes that “Oh, So Sofitel” exclusive ambiance. The all-suite low rise hotel is an elegant fusion of Far Eastern exoticism and colonial French splendor. Comes Next to the alfresco lobby overlooking the smaller green courtyard pleasant breeze with a scent of lemongrass from the next door Le Spa housed in a traditional Lao building on stilts. Here head-totoe pampering is available from the extensive spa menu.

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Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

Amari Pattaya Welcomes Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Winner The 2016 People’s Choice Awards Thailand Da Endorphine

Amari Pattaya organised Da Endorphine Concert at Aranda Ballroom. The management team, led by Sukanyapach Homchuen, executive assistant manager (right), presented a bouquet to Thanida Thamwimon or Da Endorphine (second from right) to welcome her to the concert. A crowd of over 500 people enjoyed the musical event.

Pattamon Mekavarakul (right) vice president of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya, received the prestigious trophy from Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul (left on the left photo), minister of Tourism and Sports with the top score voted from 2016 People's Choice Awards Thailand voted by Chinese tourist in beach hotel category.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Certificate Presentation Ceremony held at Resort Pattaya welcomes Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Nong Nutcha’s family

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, led by Andre Brulhart (left), General Manager, welcomes Khun Bob, Natee Kosolpisit (2nd left, back row), a well-known news reporter, and his family along with Nong Nutcha, Nutchavee Kosolpisit (middle with flowers) on their stay at resort recently.

Opening of "The Luxe Art Exhibition II: The Fabulous Myth" at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel recently organized the opening of "The Luxe Art Exhibition II: The Fabulous Myth" with the cooperation of Pipadee Co., Ltd. and 8 famous artists including Anurak Namaphai, Jakkapong Thapkoa, Witawas Thongkiaw, Praiya Ketkool, Isaree Rattanasirirat, Wararak Janta, Thidarat Rakkarnngan and Jaruwan Mueangkhwa. The opening was presided over by Dr. Chaweewan Puranitee, president of Zonta Club of Bangkok 8. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the SathiraDhammasathan for DhammaVipasana practice center. The exhibition is displayed at hotel lobby until 24 July 2016.

General Surasak Kanchanarat (3rd left), minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, recently presented certificates to graduated pundits of the specialized “Environmental Governance Executive Officer” program at Vibhavadee Ballroom, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Seen in the photo from left: Wijarn Simachaya, director general of Pollution Control Department; Pavinee Punnakun, director general of the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion; General Surasak Kanchanarat; Supatra Chirathivat, senior vice president for Corporate Affairs & Social Responsibilities of Centara Hotels & Resorts; Sermyot Somman, inspector general of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; Sakol Tinagul, inspector general of the Ministry of

Natural Resources and Environment and Pralong Damrongthai, deputy

director general of Royal Forest Department.

Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel nominated for the “World Luxury Hotel Award 2016” With a signature design of “modern nautical cool,” Pattaya’s premier and hippest boutique property Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel has been nominated for the hospitality industry’s “World Luxury Hotel Award 2016”, known as the highest accolade that luxury accommodation can receive. Hotel Baraquda, located in the heart of the city and part of the Accor MGallery collection of boutique properties offering a unique and captivating stay in totally indulgent comfort, features 72 luxury seathemed rooms and suites in subtle soothing tones replete with all the necessary amenities expected of an MGallery hotel. Guests can relax and unwind next to uniquely-shaped ground floor swimming pool before having a pre-dinner cocktail at the rooftop Sunset Lounge with its sweeping vista of Pattaya at night, work out in the fully-equipped gym or enjoy a delightful à la carte meal or tempting light bite at SEA restaurant or Nauti-Café. Guests will receive the highest levels of personal service from the Baraquda crew no matter the time of day or night and with complimentary wi-fi throughout the hotel and a host of other uniquely Baraquda “touches” a stay

becomes more than a mere stay – it becomes a memorable event. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a renowned global organization rewarding luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests. The awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country, continent and global basis and aim to encourage and raise service

standards within the luxury hotel industry. This year, the World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony 2016 will be hosted in Doha, Qatar at the St Regis Hotel in October. The voting will commence until 5th August. For more information, visit Hotel Baraquda’s profile at http://www.luxuryhotelawards. com/hotel/hotel-baraquda-pattayamgallery-by-sofitel/ and cast your vote for this prestigious event.


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70th Anniversary Celebrations of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (centre), General Manager, joined hands with the hotel management team and staff to celebrate the 70th anniversary celebrations of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the Throne at hotel recently.

Going Away Party for Exec Chef Jens Heier

GM Chatchawal Supachayanont led the staff and management of Dusit Thani Pattaya in wishing Chef Jens Heier (middle in blue) every success and happiness as he embarks on a new challenge and opportunity in a newly-opened high-end dining establishment in Bangkok. The farewell party was held at Dusit Meeting Room One. Chef Jens from Germany worked as the hotel’s executive chef for two years taking charge of all kitchen operations and supporting the food and beverage department along with events, sales, banquet and catering.

Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Pursue Excellence

Somsak Tanruengsri (2nd right), general manager of Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, led the management in promoting the team members engagement survey that allows the management to monitor the extent to which they provide a work environment that fosters associates engagement and give associates opportunities to grow and succeed is part of the company’s DNA.

Award for super-sight

Savour Moment of Chilean Wine at Mantra Restaurant & Bar Mantra Restaurant & Bar, in cooperation with Wine Pro Co., Ltd, recently organised the Chilean Wine Experience.The evening was a success,as over 40 people and clients came and provided great feedback. In the picture (from left) are Richard Gamlin, resident manager of Amari Pattaya, Pauline Gomez, national sales director of Wine Pro Co., Ltd., Thananut Singhathep, sales executive – Pattaya, and Shaun Venter, executive chef of Amari Pattaya.

Teerapong Boonhordchoo (2nd right) with Dr Natticha Loychuen (left) awarded Dr Somchai Trakulchokesathien a plaque for his work on shortsightedness and other eye problems using supersight technology and surgery.


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The 2916 FEI World Jumping Challenge "The Final Event of the 2016 FEI World Jumping Challenge (Event #3) was held at Horseshoe Point Resort Pattaya, last 01-03 July, with a good turn-out of 70 horses and over 230 entries from 13 clubs all over Thailand. This event, aside from the show jumping, also featured dressage competitions for all age groups. This is the 38th year of the challenge worldwide, and the purpose for its conception was to provide less experienced riders to compete in an international level without leaving their own countries. The major contribution of the challenge to the sport was to popularize show jumping in countries where the sport is still in its development stage.

This is the second year in a row that Horseshoe Point hosted all of the 3 events organized in Thailand based on a new 3-event format that was introduced last year, with a minor change; athletes now keep the 2 best results, and they can drop the lowest event, or skip one, in case their horse is lame or the rider is not well. The course plans for all the events were designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral (POR). The president of the Ground Jury for the event was Phutthihat Sethchaivut (THA), and the members were Pakin Chamswad (THA) and Dr. Zherwin M. Acosta, D.V.M (PHI). The final of the World Jumping Challenge this year will be in Rabat, Morocco.

Complete Results:

Class 10: Senior Dressage Qualifier Ravissara Wachakorn Jazz Royal II 24 Horse Lover's

FEI World Jumping Challenge Category C 1 Panisa Maleenont Rusty Wave 15 Checkmate Class 1: Warm-Up Show Jumping Prim Poolcharoen Un Exploit 10 Checkmate Class 2: Warm-Up Show Jumping Salome Lambert Songkram 66 Horse Guard Class 3: Warm-Up Show Jumping Dhewin Manathanya Rusty Wave 15 Checkmate Class 4C: Junior A show Jumping Qualifier Porawan Larbtawee Carl G 3 Phoenix by KP Class 4C: Senior B show Jumping Porawan Larbtawee Carl G 3 Phoenix by KP Class 4C: FEI World Jumping Challenge Cat. C Open Panisa Maleenont Rusty Wave 15 Checkmate Class 5: Young Rider show Jumping Qualifier Natthapatt Sooppapipatt Dorcha K 5 Phoenix by KP

Class 10: Senior Dressage Qualifier Open Ravissara Wachakorn Jazz Royal II 24 Horse Lover's Class 11: Junior Dressage Qualifier Lissa Welser Feliz Navidad 27 Horse Lover's Class 11: Junior Dressage Open Serena Bawden Looppan 17 Thai Polo Class 12: Sub Junior Dressage Qualifier Lina Welser Chicago 28 Horse Lover's Class 12: Sub Junior Dressage Open Kiattipoom Kleepklang Kody 48 Jojo Horse Club Class 13: Young Rider Dressage Qualifier Ravissara Wachakorn Sir Carlos 25 Horse Lover's Class 14: Pony Dressage Qualifier Kitikwin Namboon Pretty 40 Piyachart

Class 5: Young Rider Maxwin Show Jumping Open Natthapatt Sooppapipatt Dorcha K 5 Phoenix by KP

Class 14: Pony Dressage Open Supitcha Khanjanavisittaphol Al Pacino 21 22nd Horse Club

Class 6: Sub Junior B Show Jumping Qualifier Manussave Thongbunyoung Brownie 4 Phoenix by KP

Class 15: Dressage Intro Kitikwin Namboon Pretty 40 Piyachart

Class 6: Sub Junior B MaxWin Show Jumping Open Nitikarn Noupin Valentine 83 NPEC by Mana

Class 15: Dressage Intro Open Kitikwin Namboon Pretty 40 Piyachart

Class 7: Show Jumping Pony Cat.C Qualifier Supanat Sri-Angkura Lucky 37 Piyachart

Class 16: Thonglor Clinic Show Jumping Viritpol “Victor� Chunjaroen Zandro Boy 9 Checkmate

Class 7: Show Jumping Pony Cat.C Open Saserach Tomongkol Hilltop Stormboy 51 Thai Polo

Class 17: Thonglor Clinic ShowJumping Lina Welser Chicago 28 Horse Lover's

Class 8: Show Jumping Pony Cat.B Qualifier Phakkamol Kittimahakun Pluto 64 Phoenix by KP

Class 18: Show Jumping Sub Junior A Qualifier Manussave Thongbunyoung Brownie 4 Phoenix by KP

Class 8: Show Jumping Pony Cat.B Open Viritpol Chunjaroen Zandro Boy 9 Checkmate

Class 18: Show Jumping Junior B Qualifier Tanyatorn Nokhong Caracci 57 Horseshoe Point

Class 9: Show Jumping Pony Cat.A Qualifier Teeraya Chowvanayotin Vember 55 Chaengwattana

Class 18: Show Jumping Senior C Qualifier Panisa Maleenont Rusty Wave 15 Checkmate

Class 9: Show Jumping Pony Cat.A Open Viritpol Chunjaroen Zandro Boy 9 Checkmate

Class 18: MaxWin Show Jumping Open Manussave Thongbunyoung Brownie 4 Phoenix by KP


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Slow-Life at Sofitel in Luang Prabang LAOS P.D.R.

Sofitel Luang Prabang entrance

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The large inner courtyard cum garden comprises of 24 all-suite units with private gardens with either a pool or outdoor pavilion with access to the amethyst-tiled swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers on the wooden deck. Flourishing greenery frangipani flowers and plants decorate the grounds. Over there Governor’s Grill, the all-day dining venue under white billowing canopies. Our grand garden gazebo suite is an immersion in luxury. Here tasteful Lao artifacts adorn the walls, complemented by all the 21st century amenities: flat-screen TV to complimentary Wi-Fi. High wooden ceiling above the heavenly Sofitel four-poster bed with high thread count crisp sheets, downy duvet and fluffy pillows. The large bathroom boasts cool polished marble, rain shower and double washes basins with savory French L'occitane bath & shower amenities and white bath robes soft and thick as overcoats. Post Meridiem, late afternoon. Perfect for soaking session in the private garden bathtub. Relaxation, decompression. Afterwards, a short walk to Governor's Grill The restaurant sits under a romantic tented canopy, overlooking the pool & garden. Suddenly I am recalling the movie “Out of Africa” with Meryl Streep. Only the lions and elephants missing! “GG's” cuisine specializes in authentic Laos fusion dishes. But first the Gov’s signature cocktail: Gin, lime juice, honey, ice-cubes and Beerlao served in a tin bucket! The delectable tasting menu is a fusion of traditional Lao cuisine with its distinctive spices and flavors and

Poolside

Garden Suite Bathtub

Governor's Grills

Governor's Grills

Garden Suite gourmet western, French gastronomy. “The Buffalo Tasting Platter”, the specialty of the restaurant with Laap, buffalo meat salad regarded as the national dish of Laos (also popular in the Isan region of Thailand). Bourguignon for the French touch and mouthwatering Buffalo Carpaccio Parmesan, capers, pesto, citrus mayonnaise, skewers, baked potato and stir-fried vegetables accompanied a triple sauce combo: barbecue, cheese, tamarind. The wine: Marius Chapoutier Pays D’OC, Grenache-Shiraz 2014. Excellent “Vin de Pays”. Full-bodied with a silky,

velvety tannin. Desert local specialty: Rosella & Coconut sorbet and my favorite: Homemade, rice cake. “Finger lickin' good” as the Americans say. After the dinner we retire to the well-stocked multilingual floorto-ceiling library with comfortable leather easy chair and sofas. From the library bar, the night-caps: 12year old single malt from and a glass of chilled white Marius chapoutier, terret & vermentino for Madame. Compliments to all the “SLP” Food & Beverage team. A dinner fit for the governor. Chapeau!

In Luang Prabang town people go to bed early. Including tourists. Tomorrow its 05:00 wake up call for us. The Buddhist alms giving ceremony. (The hotel provides a complimentary 10 minutes shuttle in to town) The ceremony: two hundred saffron-clothed monks in a procession as the sun rises over the dark, grey mountains. “A unique experience – that should treated with respect”, said a journalist colleague of mine. “LP's” Accor/Sofitel property offers elegant and absolutely exclusive ambiance with private space

and sumptuous comfort. French management embraced with the warmth of Lao hospitality. Sofitel Luang Prabang - C'est Magnifique... “Once a year, go someplace, you’ve never been before.” - Dalai Lama

Sofitel Luang Prabang

Ban Mano, Luang Prabang 00600, Laos P.D.R. Tel: + 856 71 260 777 Email: H9669@sofitel.com www.sofitel.com www.airasia.com

Siam Kempinski Ravanal Wine Dinner @ Brasserie Europa by John K. Lindgren A wine dinner at the luxury grand Siam Kempinski’s is always a highlight of Bangkok's culinary calendar. Recently Brasserie Europa, the hotel's smart all day dining restaurant, hosted a wine dinner featuring a gourmet selection of dishes prepared by executive Chef James Norman paired with fine Chilean wines from Ravanal Wine Estate imported by P.O.P. Food & Beverage Company. The dinner fully booked and there is anticipation in the air as the guests, a new generation of wine aficionados, young professionals arrive. The elegant Brasserie Europa’s tables decked and glasses sparkling. Guests comfortably seated as the first dish appears. A melt-in-your-mouth yellow fin tuna tartare avocado cream, kalamata olives, lemon fennel salad paired with Ravanal's best white Ravanal Reserva Chardonnay

2014. Straw color with intense banana, vanilla aromas and a hint of pineapple loaded with Chardonnay crispness and freshness. The first red wine: Ravanal Reserva Carmenere, a dark-skinned grape variety originally from Bordeaux, which has found a particularly suitable home in Chile. Ravanal's Carmenere is served with a mouthwatering Parsley potato gnocchi duck ragout, chives sour cream, rosemary parmesan crisps. A match in gastronomic heaven: the duck ragout, parsley potato gnocchi (pronounced 'nokki') parmesan crisps ('chips' in US English) washed down Chilean Carmenere full of ripe black fruit flavor of plums and berries. Big smiles at the tables. Behind me I hear “this is lip smacking good” in North American accent. I see smiling faces and hear wine glasses clinking Here between the palatable dishes and delectable wines Pia Ravanal, agricultural engineer

oenologist and granddaughter of the founder Teodoro Ravanal, gives a short speech about the family wine enterprise, its history, the Chilean soil, terroir and ideal climate of Colchagua Valley producing grapes of outstanding quality. Now, the main course: Slowcooked Australian oyster blade beef carrot mousseline and roasted, homemade ricotta, Cabernet Sauvignon sauce. Juicy, succulent Australian beef with one of the award winning Ravanal 'Cabs' the Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. In the glass deep red tones complemented by elegant and intense aromas of red fruits, chocolate and soft notes of vanilla. On the palate expressive with ripe and silky tannins. What a duo: Australian prime beef, Chilean Cabernet Reserva. “Cheers, compliments to the chef!” says a young entrepreneur at my table. This memorable Brasserie Europa Chilean wine dinner ends on sweet note: Caramelized figs, mascarpone cheese ice cream, and ginger bread. A melange of flavors and textures matched with Ravanal Limited Selection 2010 in the glass. A red three grape combination of classic Bordeaux Syrah (Shiraz), Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon varieties with deep ruby hues, complex and intense, with aromas of ripe red fruits and dry plums. This Ravanal Limited Selection is not a (sweet) dessert wine – but it partners marvelously with the figs, ice cream and ginger bread. Chapeau! Kudos to Ravanal premium wines, Chef James cuisine and Brasserie Europe's impeccable service. Now, all wine lovers! To avoid disappointment book early for the next Siam Kempinski Wine Dinner. In Vino Veritas


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

CAPE DARA RESORT On Trend Cocktails and a Saturday Seafood Bonanza Cape Dara Resort is indeed a “starry” resort set on the most southerly promontory of Naklua peninsular, the edifice rises 26 stories into the sky to present incomparable vistas of Pattaya Bay. “Dara” means star and this 5-star resort boasts a coterie of bars, lounges and restaurants including the newlyopened Sphere cocktail lounge on the ground floor. Sleek, chic and subtly lit with a stunning bar glowing with a cosmic amount of multi-coloured cocktail ingredients, it is the latest on-trend venue in this extraordinary resort. Mick and I were invited recently to sip and taste their signature specialities. First up was Interstellar, a kind of molecular sangria made with either white or red wine and cut fruit. That is where the similarity ends. Two glass spheres are lit from below with the aid of a blow torch to heat the wine and fruit and then for extra extravagance enveloped in liquid nitrogen to create a smoky cauldron effect. Enjoy the spectacle and wait a while before drinking to make sure there is no visible mist or fog. Next up was Berry Comet, a cocktail ice cream created from Rose Tequila, Monin strawberry syrup, strawberries, apples

and raspberries making for the most delectable dessert cocktail. Last to be served was Sweet Summer mixed from Pampero Bianco rum, Malibu, coconut milk and topped with blue coconut sweet noodles and fine strips of jack fruit. There are dozens of mixologist’s creations here so lots of opportunities to enjoy the joys of the cocktail culture. It was then time to wind our way around the swimming pool to Radius Restaurant which benefits from spectacular panoramic views out over the sea and at night the glittering lights of downtown Pattaya. We were here to savour the restaurant’s Saturday night BBQ buffet priced at B.1,299++. The décor is chic and elegant, decorated in soothing muted tones using natural organic materials to reflect the hotel’s belief in environmental conservation. The restaurant was buzzing with happy eaters when we arrived, and the talented Phee was entertaining diners with his tuneful renditions of songs from the 70s and 80s, making for a cheery party ambiance. The sushi and sashimi table is always a popular starting spot at any

buffet and this was where we headed to kick off the proceedings. Premium quality raw fish and seaweedwrapped delicacies sat glistening on ice awaiting our selection. Salmon, snapper, and tuna immediately found their way to our plates accompanied by a mighty dollop of top-notch seaweed and fish roe salad, pickled ginger and of course that nose exploding wasabi. For a hot soup option, spicy pumpkin was the special for that evening, the big steel cauldron sat next to a huge basket of freshly-baked breads. The DIY Caesar salad was a popular spot for a tasty starter or side dish. Chilled poached prawns, crabs, giant mussels and rock lobsters are generously piled on their icy setting, and it was from here that Mick and I launched into our shellfish fest. The huge Surat Thani oysters glistened and beckoned as did the rock lobster and giant prawns, their shells easily falling away under our fingers (always a good indication of freshness) and dipped into one of the myriad of dressings and sauces, we were happy eaters. The adjacent cold meats table offered mountains of sausages, squid, chicken breasts, beef and pork kebab,

while the line of heated chafer dishes were brimming with hot, cooked dishes. These included baked crab with vermicelli, salmon steaks with Mediterranean sauce, roast stuffed chicken, lyonnaise potatoes, rice, BBQ duck, grilled pork rack with garlic sauce, and stir-fried beef in oyster sauce. However, the aromas from the noodle station pulled us in that direction. Oodles of noodles were on offer; pick your favourite and then select your vegetables, fish, crab or prawns and chef will prepare your bespoke noodle dish to order. We chose our version of the muchliked glass noodle salad (yum woon sen). Packed with shellfish, crunchy veggies, peanuts, onions and chillis and tossed in a fresh lime/fish sauce dressing, it was spicy and vibrant. The som tam table then beckoned. This perennially popular salad is prepared to your specifications and penchant for chilli heat, it was sparkling with freshness and flavours and quite the best we’ve tasted for a while. The omelet chef was cooking up a storm and the most popular seemed to be

Radius Saturday BBQ

Sphere Cocktail

Radius Saturday BBQ

the oyster and mussel variety, but also lots of other choices for egg lovers. Moving on to the dessert table, which included ice cream plus banana split or mango with sticky rice. Cape Dara’s in-house pâtissières had produced the most beautiful pastries and desserts. They looked gorgeous and tasted wickedly wonderful. Hot, fresh waffles looked tempting, but we had to pass as our volume of gleeful eating had defeated us. The a la carte menu at Radius covers the gamut of all-day dining from Thai favourites to western snacks and main courses. The views are stunning and the sunsets extraordinary, making Cape Dara one of Pattaya’s finest stylish lifestyle destinations. Sphere Cocktail Lounge is open from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm with Happy Hour running from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Radius is located on the ground floor of Cape Dara Hotel, Soi 20, PattayaNaklua Road. Open 06.00 am to 22.30. Tel: (038 933 888) or visit www. capedarapattaya.com


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F&B Promotions Stay Healthy in Style with Tomato ManiaPromotion

Meaty monkfish on the menu

at Horizon, Hilton Pattaya

Monkfish prepared Italian style is available throughout July at Acqua, in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. This firm and meaty fish, which once its central bone is removed has no others, is very versatile. Acqua’s chefs are preparing monkfish tail with saffron risotto and chanterelle mushrooms at 790 baht ++, and monkfish pavé, in which the fish meat is formed into squares and served with baby spinach and foie gras, at 890 baht ++. Also on the menu is monkfish acqua pazza, an Italian phrase that means “crazy water” and is a style of poaching the fish meat, in this case with artichokes. The price is 890 baht ++. Acqua is a warm and cosy restaurant serving Italian cuisine and wines, and featuring views over the resort’s water park. The restaurant is open every Friday to Sunday from 6 to 11 pm.

Hilton Pattaya’s rooftop restaurant & bar, Horizon invites you to take healthy eating into your own hands by choosing your healthy meals in style with tomato mania promotion during July to August. Enjoy the taste and 9 benefits of tomatoes; Tomatoes are good for your skin, eyes, heart, hair and kidneys. They help maintain strong bones, provide essential anti-oxidants, repair damage caused from smoking and help to prevent cancer. Price starts from 550 baht nett and available in 3 courses set at 1,850 baht nett, served daily until August 31 from 6 pm to 11:30 pm at Horizon rooftop restaurant & bar which is located on level 34 in Hilton Pattaya.

at Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

For reservations call 038 714 981.

All You Can Eat Dim Sum for Lunch at The Peak Chinese Restaurant, Dusit Thani Pattaya

International food and Thai Cuisine

For more information or reservations call 038 253 000 or e-mail: bkkhp.pattaya.horizon@hilton.com

Jomtien Bead Road Corner of Soi 8

Luxurious Lobster at Infiniti Restaurant, InterContinental Pattaya Nothing could be finer than sitting alfresco, gazing across the ocean, with a Thai-inspired cocktail in hand, unless you are dining at Infiniti, before the end of August. Our talented chefs at Infiniti restaurant, located at the InterContinental Pattaya, are conjuring up some especially, sumptuous lobster delights, for the summertime. Feast on classics, such as Lobster Thermidor, or go light with a Baked Lobster Salad… But then, why not treat yourself to a little Pernod-infused Lobster Bouillabaisse, and indulge in a creamy Lobster & Black Ink Tagliolini. Throughout June and July, you will be back for more of our luxurious lobster treats. Luxurious Lobster is available at Infiniti from 12 pm to 10 pm daily. For more information and reservation, contact 038 259 888 or icpattaya@ihg.com Website: www.intercontinental.com/ pattayaresort|www.facebook.com/InterContinentalPattaya

Enjoy a great selection of dim sum items in the All You Can Eat Dim Sum for lunch that also includes your choice of soup, noodle and dessert. Available from Monday to Friday, 11:30 am until 2 pm. 760 baht net per person. For reservations Call 038425611 ext. 2149, 2150.

Mind Blowing Éclair at Numero Uno Numero Uno: the bakery at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, the perfect setting for hanging out with friends and family, or even an informal business meeting; at any time of day; now tastes even sweeter. Enjoy home-made Éclairs with choices of Custard, Chocolate, Green Tea and Strawberry flavors. Numero Uno is located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Garden Plaza.

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Marvelous Macarons Menu at Deli, Intercontinental Bangkok

Cape Dara Resort is offering a great dining experience at Radius Restaurant. Fulfill your perfect evening with an assortment of BBQ and Seafood Buffet at 1,199 baht ++ per person (food only). Appetizer, salad, soup, sushi and sashimi, Chinese BBQ, seafood BBQ and oyster, som tam, rice noodle, steak, main course and dessert. Available every Saturday at Radius Restaurant, from 6 to 10 pm. For table reservation, call 038 933 888.

Now at Deli, InterContinental Bangkok: chewy and crunchy macarons in ten tempting flavors. Casual café and patisserie Deli at InterContinental Bangkok hotel presents a new menu of your favorite bitesized scrumptious macaron treats. Flavors range from the subtle notes of Green Tea to the bold fruitiness of Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry. All flavors, however, wonderfully complement the delicate sweetness of every macaron. Rounding out the menu’s flavors are Vanilla, Chocolate, Mango, Lemon, Cherry and Caramel. Available now at Deli with prices starting from 50 baht ++ per piece For more information or to make a reservation, cal: 02 656 0444 ext. 6430 or visit: www.bangkok.intercontinental.com.

All aboard for some great street food at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel invites you to hop on-board throughout July and August and enjoy the traditional and delicious taste of Chef ’s special street food sets featuring “Somtam”, or spicy papaya salad, prepared with a choice of shrimps, soft-shelled crab or salted egg plus freshly- grilled pork or chicken and sticky rice. Each set is priced at only 299 baht ++ Available in all outlets from 11 am to 11:30 pm. For further information or to make a reservation, call 038 769 999 or e-mail info@hotelbaraquda.com

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DICEY REILLY’S PUB & EATERY Hosts Another Successful Wine Tasting “The Craic” was alive and well at Dicey Reilly’s Pub & Eatery on Second Road recently where wine lovers had gathered to enjoy the delights of Arabella wines from the estate of Robertson Wine Valley in South Africa, widely regarded as one of SA’s premium wine destinations, together with Altivo wines from the Uco Valley in Argentina. Their Malbec especially is internationally recognised and representative of the speciality of the terroir which is located 1,700 m. above sea level. The evening commenced with a glass of French B & G (Barton & Guestier) Rose sparkling which perfectly opened the evening. These

two friends and business partners created the company during the French revolution and it has passed to successive generations ever since. Light, fruity and crisp it proved the perfect first pouring to launch the evening and mingle with the assembled eonophiles. South African wines are some of our favourites and the Arabella Chenin Blanc, a multi-award winning wine, was no exception. Enjoyed with chef’s creative cold appetizers such as seared sea bass in Masala sauce, pomelo salad with shrimp and ratatouille with black pearl tomato, it melded well with the flavours as did the Arabella Rose labeled Pink

Panacea 2015. A gentle wine with fruity light tannins we enjoyed it very much. The third label from this vineyard offered a Pinotage. This red grape variety from S.A. has gained in popularity these last few years for its inviting aromas of mocha and chocolate finishing with spicy undertones on the palate. For pairing with this rich red the 3-hour braised beef and the mini black lava burgers proved ideal friends indeed as did the yard long curled pork sausage in the style of the famous South African Boerewor. Moving on to the Altivo table, a 2013 Malbec beckoned with its cool flavours of dark raspberry and

Hotel Promotions Amari Phuket Offers “I Love You, Mum” Package Amari Phuket invites guests who would like to surprise their mums with an “I love you, Mum” package. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a memorable experience in August, to celebrate the month of Mother’s Day. With a minimum stay of two nights, the package is available for every room category and inclusive of the following.

• One complimentary three-course Thai set dinner at the seaside Rim Talay restaurant, featuring the chef ’s selected dishes • A round-trip transfer to/from Phuket International Airport, with an airport representative to welcome guests • A 20% treatment discount at Breeze Spa for holiday pampering

• A room with two-night stay (or above), including daily buffet breakfast • Traditional Thai hand garland to welcome beloved mothers and bring a great start to their holiday • Herbal drink upon arrival and in-room seasonal fruit setup

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licorice it married well with the selection of cheeses. The Altivo wine was a Torrontes from the high elevation of these vineyards Although the wine smells slightly sweet it is usually made in a dry style and is perfect with a variety of dishes especially Asian cuisine bringing to a close another delightful evening sipping and slurping the specially selected varietals from Argentina and South Africa. Every night of the week there is something happening at Dicey Reilly’s Pub & Eatery on Second Road. From Monday to Sunday there is a big value for money culinary highlight with the added attraction of a live band five times a week. The interior boasts fourteen TV screens, two pool tables, a 5-metre long shuffle board, a band stand, which is the scene for the live music and a massive, friendly bar as a prop for your beer arm. The walls are decorated with unique pictures of Celtic women whose exploits during the Viking invasion became legendary and conferred their reputation as fearsome warriors and romantic heroines. The result is a friendly, contemporary entertainment destination with

a laid-back ambiance and Gaelic vibes. So what’s on offer here throughout the week? Sunday (noon till 16.00) for only B.399 a traditional (all-you-can-eat) carvery buffet is on offer. Three top quality roast meats, complete with seasonal vegetables and all the trimmings. Monday is burger day. A big beefy burger is served with a soft drink for just B.199. Tuesday’s offer is a meat ball spaghetti for B.320 while Wednesday you can tuck into one of their thin crust pizzas for B.199. Thursday is Chicken Cordon Bleu for B.220, Friday naturally is fish ‘n chips with Saturday serving prime Australian rib-eye for B.799. The menu features good, honest pub grub with an Irish twist plus a selection of Thai dishes. There is a variety of draft and bottled beers, enough to satisfy the most discerning of imbibers. Through soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and beef stews to pizzas and deserts it’s all here on Dicey Reilly’s menu. To be sure, to be sure, this is a great pub serving first class pints by friendly staff with some of the best pub grub in Pattaya. Open from 11.00 am, it’s a home from home to view the best of the world’s sport, a great get together with friends to sup a glass or two of the amber nectar and escape from the hurly burly of downtown Pattaya. Dicey Reilly’s is a great destination that promises and delivers “the good craic” every day of the week. Located next to Marriott Resort and Spa, Second Road, Pattaya. Open daily from 11.00 am till late. Tel: (038) 411 755 or visit www. diceyspub.com. Parking available in Royal Garden Plaza with validation stamp from the pub.


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Spa Promotions Spa Cenvaree has a new “Oriental Jasmine Journey” Experience the delicate scent of hypnotic Jasmine in our spa designed to delight the senses and treat the body. You will experience the joy of this journey with a Jasmine Salt Body Scrub. The blends of salt and aromatic oils are designed to naturally clean and eliminate dead cells that accumulate on the skin’s surface. The Jasmine salt scrub will leave your skin feeling wonderfully soft and refreshed as well as feeling totally relaxed. Afterwards, you will take a nice warm shower and your body will be covered with a Jasmine Body Mask. This will cool and soften your skin, leaving it smooth and refreshed. Next, you will take another shower and continue with an Aromatic Body Massage. This will leave you feeling full of confidence and optimism, while revitalising and restoring energy to your body. Relax for 120 minutes with our promotion, priced at only 2,950 baht ++ per person (save up to 25%) or 5,400 baht ++ per couple (save up to 30%), from July to August 2016 with a complementary White Jasmine Shower Gel and body Lotion Gift Set. Let’s take the Oriental Jasmine Journey at Spa Cenvaree, 26th floor, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Gas up with these foods Most of these items don’t cause stomach discomfort except to the extent that they are gaseous. If a gassy stomach bothers you—or embarrasses you, go easy on… Apples contain sorbitol, a sugar found in many fruits. If your body can’t absorb it properly, you wind up with gas a bloating—maybe even diarrhea. Give your apple to the teacher. Watermelon, which is popular here, is high in fructose and could give you gas if you have trouble digesting the natural sugar. It’s a hereditary intolerance.

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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.

Soft drinks of the bubbly type are gas machines for some, thanks to high amounts of added fructose.

Chewing Gum generates gas as you chew and gasp air into your gut. Beyond which, low-cal gum often contains sugar substitutes like sorbitol and xylitol, which give some people gas or even laxative-like effects.

Hard candies induce you to swallow air as you suck on them. And if they are sweetened with xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol, or other sugars, it can upset your stomach.

Potatoes are a great side dish but the starch gives some people gas, sometimes bloating.

Diet Tip Eat When You’re not Hungry When you get really hungry, you probably tend to overeat. When you overeat, you feel full, but then your insulin levels spike, causing you to feel tired, then hungry again … so you overeat again. Instead of trying to resist hunger, beat it to the punch. If you eat when you’re either not hungry or only slightly hungry, you’ll eat less and tend to eat more slowly. Eating less throughout the day is great, and having more energy is certainly a nice bonus.

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.

If you stop getting thirsty you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

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Pea is a short name for a veggie with a long chain of sugars called galactooligosaccharides. (Say that three times and burp!) Those sugars can lead to gas.

Coffee, as you already know, might urge a bathroom visit and sometimes a stomachache.

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Shiitake mushrooms contain a natural sugar called mannitol, another gas producer. It can also work as a mild laxative.

The word “flu” is short for “influenza,” which itself comes from the Italian influentia, because people used to believe that the influence of the planets, stars, and moon caused the flu. How else to explain such sudden and widespread sickness?


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Gimme Some Lovin': Jukebox Vol II is the13th studio album by Australian pop vocal group Human Nature, scheduled to be released on July 22, 2016 by Sony Music. In 2014, Human Nature released Jukebox; an album of 1950s and ’60s pop standards. The album peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Charts and was certified platinum. Gimme Some Lovin' is the followup to Jukebox.

1. Gimme Some Lovin' 2. Be My Baby 3. Then She Kissed Me 4. Why Do Fools Fall In Love 5. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 6. Rescue Me 7. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher 8. You Send Me 9. Forgive Me Now 10. Twistin' the Night Away 11. Save the Last Dance for Me 12. I Saw Her Standing There 13. Don't Worry Baby 14. At Last 15. Shout

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Are Things Really Getting Any Better?

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Grand Regent Residence Pattaya opens its Phase 3 Dr. Virachai Techavijit, chairman and founder of Regent’s Schools Thailand, Honorary Consul General of Estonia in Bangkok and developer of Grand Regent Residence, led the opening ceremony of phase 3 of the Grand Regent Residence Pattaya.

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There are 15 brand new houses in phase 3 making its total number of 62 houses in the Grand Residence. These new houses will be ready to move in on August 16 prior to the start of the school year. These robot manufactured houses are of high quality, offering four to six bedrooms. Each detached house has its own private swimming pool and landscaped garden. These luxurious residences were constructed with SCG Heim technology. Each is built with structure that can sustain 7.0 Richter Scale quakes. Rust free ZAM steel frame, erosion resistant dust-proof external wall paneling, well insulated and quality filtered air free of dust: all these features provide healthy living throughout. Phase 3 is available for rent starting from 90,000 to 120,000 baht a month and for sale starting from 21 million baht with tenant. The Grand Regent Pattaya Co., Ltd. was established to support the operations at various campuses of

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Are Things Really Getting Any Better? There are all kinds of pricing indicators that have surfaced over the years to help us gauge the economy and determine how we are doing financially. Just one year ago I revealed my own economic indicator which I called the ‘Sign Board Index’ (SBI). Pricing trends normally are measured for modern wholesale markets, manufacturing industries and commodities markets by what is known as the Producer Price Index (PPI)--the international industry standard for imparting pricing fluctuations and, more importantly, pricing and economic trends. Then there is something called the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), which is an economic theory--a technique used to determine the relative value of currencies. When one wishes to understand these pricing trends and/or changes in relative currency values as concerns modern wholesale, manufacturing and commodities markets, it’s the PPI and PPP that can answer the big questions. But what about the guy on the street? You know, the average ‘Joe Consumer’ who might be your neighbor, friend or co-worker. Just how does he or she really know how things are going in their local economy? Many in our society and throughout the world are unable to decipher or apply such concepts as the PPI or PPP. Most simply have such questions as: Are things getting better? Are things getting worse? And just how bad is it? So how can we simplify economics to a level that the average person can understand and appreciate? Well nearly 30 years ago a clever American pricing standard known as the Big Mac Index (BMI) was introduced in The Economist magazine. The Pam Woodall creation was a tongue-in-cheek illustration that was so well received that the prestigious magazine has reprinted an updated version every year since. You may not have heard of Pam Woodall, but I’ll bet you’ve heard of her ‘Burgernomics’! Thailand has its own pricing index parody introduced by Achara Deboonme. According to Achara’s version of the Big Mac Index (BMI), the average price of a Big Mac in America in July 2013 was US $4.56, while in Thailand it was 89 baht--or $2.85 at the exchange rate of 31.27 per dollar at that time; the BMI suggested that the Thai baht was undervalued by 37.5 per cent. The BMI allows economists the world over to easily compare international currencies and their relative strengths, i.e., the purchasing power of one country versus another by the

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

price of a Big Mac in local currencies. Taking the concept to the next level in Thailand, Achara devised her own clever insight into pricing parity within the Kingdom, calling it the Isaan Somtam Index (ISI). Her new metric in determining the purchasing power parity of the Thai people is based on the price of somtam, known to most foreigners as papaya salad. Using the BMI or ‘Big Mac Index’ formula to compare the price of somtam in each province of Thailand, Achara determined that the cost of living in Phuket was the highest in the country. Yes, economically things are getting tough almost everywhere with almost no country unaffected. Having said that, according to the Associated Press, a little over a year ago we witnessed a shocking American newspaper headline, ‘The burger chain that put “supersize” into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald’s says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking’. Now that is an economic indicator that everyone in America can understand and relate to, but what about Thailand? The popularity of a burger in America is about equivalent to that of a bowl of noodle soup in Thailand. So a little over a year ago Thailand witnessed its own surprising headline: Mama brand instant noodles sales drop for the first time in 42 years. The article went on to say that sales of Mama brand instant noodles dropped 0.3 percent in the first four months of 2015, the first decline ever in company history. Now that’s an economic indicator that everyone here--rich or poor--can understand and relate to. Pam Woodall’s Big Mac Index and Achara Deboonme’s Isaan Somtam Index demonstrate that there are easier and less confusing methods to measure the state of local economies. Well at that same time a little over one year ago Clayton Wade came up with his own economic indicator: the Sign Board Index. I had been researching this phenomenon for many months while driving back and forth to Bangkok a couple of times every month, and I had determined for myself without a doubt that the Thai economy was not going in the right direction yet; it had not yet hit rock bottom either. On June 15, 2015, as I drove past the last 40 signboards on the motorway (Highway 7)

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before reaching Pattaya, I counted 19 that were blank. That represents an SBI indicator of 47.5 percent. That’s right; nearly half the sign boards were completely empty! If that was not a certain indication of what our economic situation was, I don’t know what was. I felt strongly that this very simplistic signboard phenomenon was a reliable economic indicator that was literally staring us in the face. My Pattaya Today column that month ended with, ‘The next time you find yourself driving down the motorway to or from Bangkok and happen to ask yourself ‘Just How Bad is the Economy…’ start counting those empty sign boards and calculate Clayton Wade’s ‘Sign Board Index’ and you will have a pretty good idea ‘Just How Bad the Economy is’! Well that was a year ago when the economy didn’t look great; it wasn’t. And it continued to get worse. Now, one year later, Clayton Wade has written two articles in a row (June 16 and July 1) on how the Thai economy is beginning to show clear indications of moving in a positive direction. After the long and difficult downward economic trend that most of us have experienced here on the Eastern Seaboard, believing that the local economy was getting better was a bit more positive than a few of my readers could imagine. Several readers have questioned my sources as they find it hard to believe that the proverbial ‘economic silver lining’ just might be shining down on us…finally! Then it dawned on me: Let’s try my SBI once more and see what we could glean from its figures. So there I was driving down the motorway

Our very special thanks to Clayton Wade, managing director of Pattaya’s Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., for preparing this Pattaya Today column. Clayton Wade is managing director of Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., the Eastern Seaboard’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals, and managing director of Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd. Clayton Wade has been running Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., with his wife, Khun Supap, for more than 20 years. He himself has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years, having started his career in the United States where he was licensed and practiced both real estate sales and property management in Seattle, Washington. Wade is a Certified International Property

Specialist (CIPS) and a CIPS certification instructor with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States. He is an instructor with the Thailand Real Estate and Business School (TREBS) and heads the International Marketing Committee as vice president for the Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand. He also is a council member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, the New York-based international research and consulting firm, and is a registered consultant with the Coleman Research Group in Hong Kong. He has been a national panel judge with the Thailand Property Awards for 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

once again, counting empty signboards. I did my first survey on June 30 with impressive results. I counted 16 out of 40 signboards without advertising. That represents an SBI indicator of 40 percent. That’s right; an improvement year on year of 7.5 percent! It was an exciting discovery, but I quickly decided that if I am going to use this for an honest and informative piece of journalism I had better give it one more survey to make sure. So ten days later I again set out and drove past those same 40 sign boards. This time I counted 14 out of 40 that were blank. That represents an SBI Indicator of 35 percent. That’s right, a 5 percent improvement in only ten days! I have always been a straight shooter, and when it came to reporting in my columns the recent condo oversupply and eventual condo market crash, I did so because I saw it coming and I saw it early and clearly. Now, I am more than happy to see these ‘hard times’ in the rearview mirror with better times ahead. All things considered, and with no unforeseen calamities on the horizon, I think that we have a good chance of rounding the corner and putting this recent Pattaya real estate bust in the history books. You think that Clayton Wade’s Sign Board Index is a joke? Come on, man, this is Thailand, the Magic Kingdom, where a panda and an elephant on CNN just predicted that Portugal would win over France in the Euro Cup! Let’s see if we can rain a little of that Thai magic down on the Eastern Seaboard property market and bring the ‘Thai Smile’ back to our fellow property professionals. having written regularly for leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at clayton@premierinternational.com.


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Home away from Home The Grand Regent Residence Pattaya development includes mainly exclusive high quality multibedroom detached houses, with private pool and landscaped garden. The 47 houses in phase one and two which are completed and are occupied by family of the Regent’s community. Properties could also be sold to suitable investors who are parents or whose objective is to rent out to expat parents. Prices ranging from 21 to 39 million baht.

The Grand Regent Residence Pattaya 33/9 Moo 1, Pong, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 (Adjacent to the Regent's International School Pattaya in the rear) Phone: 081 623 2555 085 515 7777 Website: www.grandregent.co.th E-mail: info@grandregent.co.th

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Legal Advice

LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

Child Support

How is the amount of child support determined? The amount of child support and up to what extent the amount would be granted shall be according to the decision of the court, considering the ability of the noncustodial divorced parent bound to provide the support, the condition in life of the child and the circumstances of the case. My ex-spouse has remarried and has another family to support. How does this affect the amount of support owed to our child? If there has been a change in circumstances or in the means or condition in life of the parties, they may request as follows: 1. In the case of mutual consent of divorce, both parties can request to amend the contribution attached to Divorce Certificate at the District Office. 2. In case of divorce by judgment of the court, the court may make alterations on the support by cancelling, reducing, increasing or re-establishing the amount of support when any interested person can

by Tim Whiteley

‘BREXIT’ MAY HERALD IN AN EARLY MOVE INTO QROPS?

What is Child Support? Child Support is a payment usually made by a noncustodial divorced parent as a legal obligation to support the financial care and costs of raising his or her minor child or children. Child support can be settled by a written agreement or by a court order. What is a Child Support Agreement? A Child Support Agreement is a written agreement between parents setting out the amount of child support to be paid to help with the financial costs of raising their child/children after separation. It can include provisions regarding the method of payment of child support to cover the child’s expenses such as food, shelter, clothing, education, health costs and other extra-curricular costs for the benefit of the child. Support shall be provided by periodical payments unless the parties agree to settle in other manners.

Expat Money Corner

show that there has been a change in circumstances or in the means or condition in life of the parties, Am I required to pay child support if I am not allowed to visit my child? Parents are bound to support their children during their minority until they are capable of earning their own living. Therefore, in case the custodial parent denies visitation rights to the non-custodial parent, such excuse cannot be used for denying support for their child/children. When do I stop paying child support? Parents are bound to support their children during their minority, to provide them proper education, to look after them when they are in poor health and maintain them until they are capable of earning their own living. What can single mothers do to demand child support from the father? In Thailand, a child born out of wedlock is deemed to be the legitimate child of the birth mother. The biological father is not considered as the legitimate father and shall have no legal rights over the child. Therefore, the biological father is not bound by law to pay child support unless he acknowledges that he is the father through child legitimation process. A father’s rights to a child can be legitimized: - If there is a subsequent marriage between the father and the mother - If there is a registration of legitimation made at the local district office or amphur on application by the father - If there is a judgment by the court

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Following the UK’s exit from the EU, possible amendments in legislation regarding the freedom of movement of pensions may herald in a period of increased demand for QROPS. The concern being that the UK Exchequer may decide to apply restrictions, or even abolish what was a system effectively foisted on them by the EU. Should that be the case, time may be of the essence because, although HMRC have never applied retrospective action on cases that are already in existence, transfers that are still in process would count as fair game and, as they can take weeks or months to complete, depending on the former pension schemes’ attitude and administration, this could catch a large number of individuals. The fact is that HMRC have never been keen on the concept of UK pension holders being able to move their pot outside their control, so there has to be a distinct possibility that the current ability to transfer pension benefits away from the UK tax net could well be a target. If you intend to remain a non-resident of the UK, for tax purposes, then examining the merits, or otherwise, might be better done sooner rather than later. It is, of course, entirely possible that HMRC will leave the situation as it stands. The issue is that, at this stage, nobody knows how they will react. Pensions in the UK have gone through dramatic changes over recent years and it’s important to look carefully at current schemes to weigh the potential advantages of transferring against any loss of guarantees that exist in some schemes, particularly ‘defined benefits’ arrangements. If you intend to remain an expatriate then distancing yourself from the UK financially is important from a tax perspective. There are two main categories that apply to non-residents of the UK. The first is ‘nonresident for tax purposes’. This requires certain conditions to be satisfied to ensure you are fiscally removed from the UK, apart from inheritance tax. Any significant attachments there can be construed by HMRC that you intend to return and whilst that may or may not negate your non-resident status, it can certainly affect the second category, ‘nondomicile’. ‘Non- domicile’ is more of a grey area. All UK citizens are deemed as domiciled in the UK, as a default position. Non- domicile, if established, removes you completely from the UK in every financial respect but it is not likely that HMRC will confirm this status in writing, even if it has been achieved. There have been a number of high profile cases won by the UK tax authorities, which subsequently exposed those individuals to inheritance tax assessments. In these cases, again, establishing intention to return to the UK came into play. The more it can be shown that you have reasons to come back, the more likely ‘non-domicile’ status will elude you. Owning property, holding UK bank accounts, children at school there are all notches on the gun that can add up to your being still classified as domiciled in the UK and, in consequence, potentially liable for inheritance tax on your worldwide assets. One of the advantages of QROPS for non-residents of the UK, irrespective of ‘domicile’, is that it places those pension assets outside of your estate for inheritance tax purposes. Nonetheless, this should not be taken in isolation – a proper assessment of your overall financial situation should be undertaken, in conjunction with any pension arrangements, to ensure the best possible planning for you and your family. There are other factors that can influence your status as far as the UK is concerned so, as is always the case in financial matters, getting the correct, legitimate advice is key to setting up your affairs in the most effective manner. Important Note - – This article contains general information only and is not intended to be taken as specific financial, investment, or tax advice. A personal analysis should always be obtained. IFA International does NOT provide discretionary portfolio management, securities advice, forex trading, or local brokerage / insurance products. The services that IFA International Group provides are for international investors and expatriates only and are not applicable to local nationals. This is NOT a solicitation to sell or market securities. Questions to the author can be directed to: info@ifainternationalgroup.com


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Business News The Nai Harn Phuket Unveils New Look THE Nai Harn Phuket has a new look following an extensive 18-month remodeling. The resort is offering an introductory rate starting at 6,320 baht per night for a deluxe room. The deal is valid from now to October 31 and available for direct bookings at www.thenaiharn. com. Offering guest rooms at least as capacious as the generous terraces and suites, The Nai Harn has been completely redesigned to maximize its exceptional vistas. Minimally elegant with lavish touches and 'ah' moments, this comprehensive re-imagining of Phuket's first luxury resort infuses contemporary style with a Southern Thai aesthetic, setting the scene for destination experiences informed by authenticity and local knowledge. Part of the revamp includes a stunning 50-metre rooftop deck complete with reflecting pool, plus stylish additions such as a "Push for Champagne" button in all suites. New adventures and culinary experiences redefine excellence with the resort's not-to-be-missed dining destination, also restored to its former glory.

Leading The Nai Harn into a new chapter is veteran General Manager Frank Grassmann, who has been joined by Culinary Director Kevin Fawkes. The bar signature cocktails are designed by former legendary barman at The Savoy in London, Salim Khoury, and global wine expert James Suckling was brought in to curate an exclusive wine list – the first time he has done so for a hotel. "It is a dream to work at this property with such a talented team and bring the glamour of the past and the dynamism of the future

together in such a perfect location," said Grassmann. The Nai Harn is the only hotel on Phuket selected to become a member of the elite Leading Hotels of the World (LHW). Originally launched in 1986, high profile guests over the years have included Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Prince Albert of Monaco, Prince Henrik of Denmark, former French president Jacques Chirac, the late actor Sir Peter Ustinov, dance legend Rudolph Nureyev, US actor Forest Whittaker and Roger Moore.

Onyx Hospitality Group Appoints Phanuphan Buasuang general manager of Amari Hua Hin Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality Group appointed Phanuphan Buasuang as general manager of Amari Hua Hin. Holding bachelors and master’s degrees in Business Administration from Assumption University in Thailand, Phanuphan has held a wide range of roles across international hotel brands and independent operators in Bangkok including Sofitel, Arnoma, Novotel and Le Fenix. He also served as hotel manager for Let’s Sea Al Fresco Resort & Spa in Hua Hin, and as cluster general manager for a collection of hotels in Bangkok and Koh Samui operated by Compass Hospitality. Most recently, he was

general manager of Siam Paragon shopping complex in Bangkok, operated by The Mall Group. In his new role with Onyx, Phanuphan will return to Hua Hin as general manager of the 223-room Amari Hua Hin. Located along Khao Takiab Beach, the resort is home to the Shoreline Beach Club as well as a wide range of facilities including two restaurants, meetings venues and Breeze Spa. Commenting on his new role with Onyx, Phanuphan said, “I am excited to return to the hotel business, and to Hua Hin where I was previously based. I look forward to continuing the success of Amari Hua Hin as its new leader, to

nurturing and developing the amazing team here, and to helping our guests experience the best that this royal seaside town has to offer.”

Goodyear Organizes Nationwide Roadshow for New Wrangler TripleMax Tire in Thailand Goodyear Thailand recently launched its latest highperformance tire, the Goodyear Wrangler TripleMax, designed for mid-sized SUVs and 4x4 vehicles. The launch was followed by a nationwide roadshow participated in by approximately 170 dealers. During the roadshow, dealers and technicians were educated on the core performance and safety features of the Wrangler TripleMax, presented in Goodyear caravans parked at the event venue. The roadshow highlighted the benefits of the Wrangler TripleMax, including superior braking performance, shorter wet braking and road hazard resistant features, all of which offer a safer and more enjoyable driving experience for the family. “We are pleased with the positive reception from our partners toward the Wrangler TripleMax at each stop of the roadshow. Goodyear is committed to putting consumer needs at the center of its tire innovation, and the launch of the Wrangler TripleMax is aligned with current demands in the middle SUV segment in Thailand. We are confident that the Wrangler

TripleMax is a tire that delivers on Goodyear’s brand promise of a safer and more comfortable ride for drivers and their families,” said Finbarr O’Connor, managing director, Goodyear Thailand. Goodyear developed the Wrangler TripleMax with an improved version of its proprietary HYDROGRIP Technology®. Its innovative tread design, optimized carcass and high grip compound delivers shorter wet braking performance, providing peace-ofmind for a safer drive and keeping families more secure across road conditions.


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Business News Bosch registers strong growth in Thailand Further expansion to meet increasing demand

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, ended its 2015 fiscal year with 10.8 billion baht (285 million euros) in consolidated sales in Thailand, thus registering a strong growth of 22 percent compared to the previous year. “Thailand continues to be an important market for Bosch. We anticipate an increased demand for our products and services following the government’s policies to stimulate the economy, and push through the development of key infrastructure projects,” said Joseph Hong, managing director of Bosch in Thailand. “With our solutions ‘invented for life’, we help make a difference in the country since 1923”, he added. The number of associates employed at Bosch in Thailand in 2015 stood at more than 1,100, a year-on-year increase of 12 percent. This number is expected to further increase in 2016 in line with the continued business expansion.

Development of Bosch business sectors in Thailand The production output of Thailand’s automotive industry increased slightly in 2015 from the previous year due to a growth in exports and despite a decline of the local market. Bosch’s Mobility Solutions business sector in Thailand saw an increase in sales revenue compared to the previous year, mainly driven by sales of the Chassis Systems division. The Industrial Technology business sector expanded its operations in hydraulic solutions and industrial packaging in 2015. On this basis a positive performance is anticipated for 2016. While the Consumer Goods business sector was impacted by the slowdown in the domestic economy in 2015, the Energy and Building Technology business sector benefitted from the government’s approval of several important infrastructure projects in the second half of the year and registered positive growth. Investment of one billion baht (26 million euros) in manufacturing facility in Thailand Bosch remains confident for the market outlook in Thailand as it continues to be an automotive hub. The company is constructing its first plant for the manufacturing of gasoline injection systems in Thailand – and the Southeast Asia region. Bosch currently has seven fuel injector factories worldwide, out of which three are located in Asia (China, Japan and Thailand). In 2016, Bosch plans to invest approximately one billion baht in

building and infrastructure of the new plant. It will be capable of producing one million fuel injector units every year, and will commence operation in mid-2017. This new activity is anticipated to generate more than 800 jobs by end of 2017. “With the new fuel injector plant we are able to meet the increasing demand of our customers in the region. The plant will also provide great career opportunities for the local workforce”, said Hong. New automotive R&D facility Bosch is also planning to set up a research and development (R&D) facility in the same area of fuel injector manufacturing site to further enhance the company’s automotive and mobility solutions business in the country. “The research and development facility will attract skilled engineers from diverse backgrounds, especially in the automotive and mechanical engineering fields”, Hong said. It will be the first R&D facility of Bosch in Thailand, underlining the country’s role for the Bosch Group. Bosch stays on course towards sustainability Over the course of 2015, Bosch Thailand continued to strengthen its longstanding commitment to provide educational opportunities to less privileged children and contribute towards their overall well-being. The company has been continuously supporting the “Hand to Hand” Foundation in Pattaya, which focuses on providing education to young students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

At the “Skills for Life” Foundation in Chiang Mai, Bosch continued to support hill tribe youths to achieve autonomy and self-sufficiency by providing a full range of essential kitchen appliances such as ovens, microwave ovens and refrigerators, which have already become a fundamental part of fund-raising activities at the foundation. As vocational skills are highly valued in today’s employment market, Bosch continues to work closely with Pradabos, a foundation that promotes vocational skills training, to jointly develop vocational courses, which align those skills to the market demand. Under the German-Thai Dual Excellence Education program, Bosch also works in collaboration with the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce to promote youth development and education. Bosch Group worldwide business outlook for 2016 Following a record year in 2015, the Bosch Group wants to continue its growth trend this year. A leading global supplier of technology and services, it expects worldwide sales to grow within an

exchange rate-adjusted range of 3 to 5 percent in 2016. Speaking at the company’s annual press conference in Germany, Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner said: “We plan to grow not only with innovative products, but also with innovative services.” In the connectivity business, Bosch focuses on the “3S’s”: sensors, software, and services. The company is increasingly using connected services to build on its broad basis in the hardware business. As it does so, Bosch benefits not just from its technological diversification, but also from its wide-ranging industry and domain expertise. The newly created Bosch Global Service Solutions division, the recently established Bosch IoT Cloud, as well as the Bosch Smart Home System launched at the start of 2016 contribute to this strategy. In Asia Pacific, the Bosch Group boosted its sales in 2015 to a total of 730 billion baht (19.2 billion euros), thus registering a nominal growth of 17 percent on a comparable basis (2.8 percent after adjusting for exchange-rate effects). At 27 percent of total Bosch sales revenue, the region’s share of sales remained at the high level of the previous year.

Outrigger Appoints Eugene iBank Change Agent Management Program Oelofse to e-Commerce Role

Chaiwat Utaiwan (seated, 4th left), chairman of the board of directors - Islamic Bank of Thailand and Veena Techachainirun (seated, centre), director and acting president,

recently led management to attend "Change Agent Management" training program at Chiang-Tung meeting room, Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel.

Outrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Eugene Oelofse as director of marketing and eCommerce, Asia Pacific. Eugene will be based in the Outrigger Asia Pacific office in Phuket and will report to Mark Simmons, VP sales and marketing, Asia Pacific. Oelofse, from South Africa, brings 13 years’ experience in branding, communications, digital, marketing and CRM to Outrigger. Before joining Outrigger, Oelofse was branding and communications director at Akaryn Hotel Group in Thailand. For two years prior to that he was group marketing manager at the Premier Hotel & Resorts Group, a diverse portfolio of business, leisure and luxury hotels in South Africa. Before to moving to Asia, Oelofse also held roles as creative director at leading advertising and communications agencies in South Africa, focusing on lifestyle, golf and property. “Eugene’s online, digital and communications skills in the leisure sector will be a major asset to Outrigger Resorts,” said Darren Edmonstone, Outrigger managing director, Asia Pacific. “Given our direction to further grow our B2B and B2C outreach with

innovative initiatives and programmes, Eugene will provide a strong resource in these areas to support this.” Oelofse has honours and postgraduate certification in marketing management from the IMM Graduate School of Business in South Africa. He has also studied strategic brand management, graphic design, accounting and economics.


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Business Opportunities

(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: sven.tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com

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(ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required.50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304 (ptmbo-sn1115)Resort for Sale.A beautiful resort set in over 2 Rai of land in a tranquil area of Pattaya, but within 20 minutes drive of the town centre.The resort comprises of 9 (nine) chalets, a swimming pool, a large clubhouse/bar/ restaurant with full kitchen facilities and seating for over 100 customers + 2 staff rooms. The land is leasehold with 11 years still remaining. The lease has been registered in a company name at the land office. The land rent is paid annually and is fixed for the full term of the lease at an exceptional rate.There is room for expansion and building permits can be obtained to build a further 9 chalets.This is a rare business opportunity and viewing is highly recommended.The business comes with a limited company. Sale Price: THB 7.80 million. Owner Finance Available. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com.

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

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

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

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

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Pool Villa for Sale in Silk Road Place. Best Place to Live & Invest. Swiss owner selling his very nice corner plot pool villa.Great facilities include top security, automatic gate, communal swimming pool, tennis court, kids’ playground, gym. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 94 sq.wa.Please call 090 130 9302.Price: 8.9 million baht neg. Beautiful 5-Bedroom villa w/ pool in a very popular village in Jomtien 28,500,000 baht. 1,000 sqm land area, house is around 380sqm,with tropical garden,for more inquiries pls. contactPanida(thai) 0 8 3 9 0 9 7 8 2 2 o r Edward(eng)0814918406, or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com

Luxurious 4-Bedroom house w/ pool near Mabprachanlake 16,500,000 baht. Includes 2 living rooms and a Europeanstyle kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida (Thai) 0839097822or Edward (Eng.)0814918406,you can also e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com House with private pool in Central Park 5 Village Pattaya 6,900,000 Baht,3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms,around 200 sqm area, forinquiries,pls. callPanida(thai) 0839097822 or Edward (eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com (ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors.Call 082 479 1204 (ptmhfs-ao0000)Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3644)

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Lovely Home and Spacious in Town! Selling Price 6 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/ Full Basement with spacious interior of 400 Sqm interior/129 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0855) Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Ya c h t C l u b ! ! S e l l i n g Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near To w n ! S e l l i n g P r i c e 2 0 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@

loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 3 0 0 T LW / 3 0 0 S q m . F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 T LW / 2 8 9 S q m . F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4176)


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Houses for Sale

Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wa t Ya n & B a n g s a r a y Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1154) Unique and Spacious B e a c h s i d e To w n h o m e s ! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design

and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004)

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

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or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5695) Luxury & Modern Home Designed! Rental Price 135,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 480 Sqm/256 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7007) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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

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


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Condos for Sale

Several Condominium Units for Sale in City Garden Pattaya- 2 bedroom,2 bathroom 108.08 sq.m.,thai ownership, B8,700,000; 2 bedroom,1 bathroom 67.71 sq.m., thai ownership, B5,500,000;1 bedroom,1bathroom 63.73 sq.m., thai ownership, B5,500,000; Studio,1 bathroom 45 sq.m., thai ownership, B4,000,000; 2 bedroom,1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.82 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 97.08 sq.m., thai ownership B8,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 78.35 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.75 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 81.06 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 79.74 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000. Call 083 0009 6424 for more details 1 bedroom unit in Atlantis resort condo in foreign name1,790,000.baht. 36.44 sqm, fully furnished, forinquiries, pls.call Panida(thai) 0839097822 or Edward (eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront

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home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th

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

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) 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2196) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2185)

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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) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah. (PLD0987)

HOUSES FOR SALE

Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. (PR3644) Lovely Home and Spacious in Town! Selling Price 6 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 400 Sqm interior/129 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! (PR0855) Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW. (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. (PR6004)

HOUSES FOR RENT

Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW. (PR4606) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. (PR5695) Luxury & Modern Home Designed! Rental Price 135,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 480 Sqm/256 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. (PR7007) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW. (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai. (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. (PR6999)

CONDOS FOR SALE

Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm. (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm. (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm. (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm. (PR3478) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm. (PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 10 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm. (PR2196) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm. (PR4979)

CONDOS FOR RENT

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. (PRC084) Spectacular ‘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)

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Condos for Sale

Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms,

104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3114) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.

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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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0706) Soi Tungklomtanmun Area! Selling Price is 21,000,000 Million 14 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0964)

Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0018) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 96,000,000 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0003) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0004) Soi Chaiyapornvithi Area! Selling Price is 40,000,000 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0002) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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

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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) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 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 (PLD0987)

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Youth Focus MIS Sport Day Builds School Spirit by Mark Grittner

Banners flew and flags waved as the sixth annual Mooltripakdee International School Sport Day was held last month. Technically, the sports day had already begun as the 16th of June was a special sports day devoted to our youngest students. Over 400 students and staff participated in sports activities and colourful presentations. The energy was electric as sports events and cheering could be heard all day.

The day started with the traditional parade to the sport field. First were the drum majors who dressed in astoundingly beautiful outfits and performed a routine

to a popular hit song. The dancing was great and the baton twirling was thrilling, prompting many cheers and applause from a large audience of spectators.

Next up was the MIS school band and they didn’t disappoint. They performed an excellent routine that got everyone fired up for a great

made. Eventually, the winning act was GIS's own Year 11 group Apollo. Well done to

everyone who took part. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

Bandslam at GIS!

by Mark Beales, Photos by Ritche Guisona Talented musical students rocked Garden International School (GIS) as they held another spectacular Bandslam. The annual event saw students from nearby school St Andrews join in the competition to find the area's top musical talents. There was a range of music and talents, all of whom impressed the judges. After the acts had performed, there were some tough decisions to be

day of activity. The entire school was split up in to three different teams; the green team, the purple team, and the orange team. Each team was then given a name. This year the Green team was called the Dashing Dolphins, the Purple team the Winning Whales and the Orange team the Speedy Sharks. Each team performed a dance routine after the walk-in and the dances were fantastic. Everyone was filming and snapping photos as the children performed. The excitement was palpitating. Following the dance the school participated in an aerobic dance exercise to get warmed up for the day. Once the opening festivities were over the competitions began in earnest. There was a large array of events to compete in. Some examples were

chair ball, basketball, football and relay races. There were also many individual events such as sprinting, distance running, hurdles, and ball toss. Students were awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal depending on the outcome of their competition. Not only did the students learn about winning and losing, but more importantly, they learned about good sportsmanship and fellowship. The rain came down hard just as the day was finishing. Nonetheless we managed to finish nearly all the events. The finals in football were finished at lunchtime the following week. Congratulations to all the students for trying their best and making the MIS 2016 Sports Day a day to remember. Mark Grittner is the deputy principal and grade eight home teacher.


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This & That

Just one more thing before I go! Set of 69 Columbo episodes available

It’s a bit late now for Christmas, but the boxed set of every Columbo episode is available from Amazon for around 200 US dollars. This includes the last episodes in and around 2003 which, until recently, were not available on DVD except in Japan. These final episodes, such as Columbo Likes The Nightlife and Strange Bedfellows, are amongst the weakest in the whole series spanning more than 30 years. Peter Falk by this time was failing physically – he’s still alive in December 2010 but suffering from advanced dementia – but neither his own energy nor the lacklustre scripts could make these episodes as riveting as the earlier ones. Everybody recognises the Columbo formula, created by William Link and Richard Levinson, in which the traditional detective tale becomes inverted. Forget about Who Dunnit. You know who the murderer is from the start and Columbo appears, as the Los Angeles police lieutenant, after about 15 minutes of viewing time. The fun is in seeing Columbo piece together the clues to bring the murderer to justice, howbeit in an idiosyncratic fashion, complete with raincoat, crumpled suit and a zany manner which makes suspects believe (wrongly)that he’s as thick as two short planks. Actually there are a couple of episodes which don’t quite fit the mould. In Double Shock, it’s not clear which of two brothers killed their uncle until the denouement. In Rest In Peace Mrs Columbo, there’s some ambiguity about whether the good lady has in fact died. Of course, she hasn’t. And there are other quirks too. Columbo claims never to carry a gun, but he does actually show up with one in No Time To Die, one of the last episodes, first shown on American TV in 1992. The worst episode of all is perhaps Dagger Of The Mind

(1972) in which Columbo arrives in London and helps the pedestrian UK police solve a Shakespearean tragedy. Ugh! By the way, the first time Columbo’s dog is shown is in the episode Etude in Black, and Columbo never appeared in the spin-off TV series Mrs Columbo, which was a complete flop. For more trivia of this sort, gripping to the dedicated follower and a complete bore to everyone else, go to the Ultimate Lieutenant Columbo site on the internet. Normally, Columbo never lost his temper when bringing unsuspecting murderers to justice. He normally humors them, keeps chipping away at their alibis and ends up in most cases actually hearing a confession, sometimes to the accompaniment of that odd background music Give A Dog A Bone or This Old Man Came Rolling Home. But Columbo does occasionally drop his guard and is actually angry and shouting when confronting the evil doer in A Stitch In Crime and in Etude in Black. There is much debate about which is the best episode. For my money, the choice is between Any Old Port In A Storm, in which Donald Pleasance murders his brother to prevent the family wine business from being sold, and Catch Me If You Can in which Ruth Gordon kills her nephew for murdering hiswife. Actually, both these episodes are notable for an unusual feature – Columbo actually likes the killers, not for what they did but for their positive qualities. In the denouement to Any Old Port, the detective actually brings a bottle of wine to cheer up Donald Pleasance as he confesses his dastardly crime. In Catch Me, Columbo almost apologises to Ruth Gordon for having to arrest her. This is all the more surprising as she subjected her nephew to an appalling death – entombed alive in a walk-in safe without any electric light. As in most Columbo episodes, there is no emphasis on the manner of

death and there is usually no sign of any blood even after a shooting. Death is invariably sanitized in the Columbo series. The episodes have stood the test of time well, even though there is no sign of new technology or mobile phones. And the Columbo legacy goes on. Short stories are still being published by William Link “as if ” solved by the detective. The lieutenant was impersonated by Homer Simpson in the TV show The Simpsons which must be just about the top accolade you can aim for. The Benny Hill Show and Mike Yarwood both did good impersonations of Columbo, and you can’t say better than that. The boxed set, by the way, comes in a sort of cigar box which is too big to fit in your DVD cabinet, probably. Surprisingly, there is not a complete list of the episodes in the booklet, simply a general commentary on the themes and the various series from the early 1970s onwards. And just one more thing. There are five Barney’s Beanery greasy spoons shown altogether, not one as often supposed. Columbo is shown in the entire series eating chili nine times, a hot dog twice and a hamburger just once. Trivial pursuits fanatics please note.


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by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com

5 Clues Your Relationship TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Best Islands in the World Might Be At Risk We’ve all had that sinking feeling at one time or another; that pit-of-thestomach feeling that there’s something wrong in our relationship. If you’re feeling it, take a look around – do you see any of these revealing signs of relationship trouble on the horizon? 1. Snooping Around Are you checking his phone or email? Have you been checking his pants pockets for anything suspicious? If so, then there are already trust issues in the relationship. And by the way, don’t kid yourself by thinking “oh, everyone does it.” Spying on your partner is in no way a healthy part of a relationship. It’s a sure sign of problems. 2. Have You Snuggled Recently? You used to hold hands while you watched TV; he used to squeeze you from behind while you washed dishes. But now, you can’t remember the last time he touched you – and you haven’t really even missed it. It’s in a man’s nature to want to have sex anytime they can – even when the relationship may be rocky. So if he’s stopped wanting to cuddle, if there’s no playful squeezes or pinches; if he stays up late after you’ve gone to bed, it might be that he’s no longer sexually interested in you. On the other hand, if you’ve made a habit of saying “no,” he may be avoiding the rejection. 3. You Argue About Little Things – Even In Front of Others Every couple has disagreements and squabbles occasionally. But if your arguments have become more about scoring points and trying to be “right”, and especially if you’re doing it in front of friends or family, this relationship may be near its end. 4. He’s Stopped Including You In His Activities It’s quite normal for couples to have hobbies and interests that they pursue separately; it’s the rare couple that does everything together. However, if he’s got a new hobby or activity that’s taking up all his time, and he never invites you along and doesn’t want to talk to you about it, it’s likely he’s looking for a way out. 5. You Don’t Know Where You’re Headed Couples in a healthy relationship like to plan for the future. They talk about things like how many kids they should have, where they would like to travel, and so on. If the two of you rarely discuss anything more in advance than what you’re doing for dinner, it may be because you just don’t see each other in your future lives. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

by Top 10 Home Remedies

With the release of its Travelers’ Choice™ award winners for 2016. TripAdvisor® once again named the very best of travel recognizing travellers’ favorite places around the world from hotels to attractions, landmarks, islands, destinations and beaches. Here are this year’s Best Islands in the World chosen by millions of travellers on the travel planning and booking site. 1. Maui, Hawaii If watching the sunrise from atop a 10,000-foot volcano, swimming under waterfalls, hiking through craters and luxuriating on white-, redand even black-sand beaches sounds like paradise, then Maui awaits. Maui is the place to surf and windsurf. Or hop a catamaran to scuba and snorkel on Molokini Island, a crater emerging from the sea that hosts a wealth of marine life. Golf, fine dining, a winery, museums and sipping a mai tai on the beach round out the perfect tropical holiday. 2. Santorini, Cyclades Glamourous Santorini is deliciously different. Geographical newness is in part to thank. The island’s popular black volcanic Perissa and Kamari beaches are big draws, as is its arguably most famous Red Beach near Akrotiri (which is the place to go for archaeology buffs). Santorini curves round a giant lagoon in the Cyclades islands, offering stunning views from sky-high towns, eclectic cuisine, lovely galleries, thriving nightlife and excellent wines. 3. Jamaica Jamaica is a melting pot of African, Asian, European and Middle Eastern cultures. You'll experience this diversity in its strong crafts tradition, performing arts and distinctive dining options, like ackee

and saltfish with roast breadfruit. Take your holiday to new heights at famed cliff jumping spot, Negril Cliffs. Jamaica offers long beaches, protected coves, rugged mountains, waterfalls, caves and sunshine and chances to play in the surf, ride horses and swim with dolphins. Jump in! 4. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Scuba diving, horseback riding, sunbathing... take your pick. "Provo" offers plenty for the happy couple to do, including picture-perfect coastlines to walk along, hand in hand. The island itself is relatively tranquil; try Malcolm Beach to get even further away from crowds. 5. Bali, Indonesia The Indonesian island of Bali is a favourite destination for both adventurers and those in need of a little relaxation. The waters off the coast of Bali's white beaches are an ideal spot for diving, while the dense jungles, teeming with monkeys and hidden stone temples, call out for exploration. Hike the rugged path to the summit of Mount Batur, and your effort will be rewarded with a stunning view. Then coax your sore muscles back into action with a massage at one of Bali's many luxury spas. 6. Majorca, Balearic Islands The dreamy island that provided inspiration to Chopin and Miró now has a reputation as a spring break beach destination. Don't worry, though, if you're holiday-making over elementary school spring break-there's plenty for the younger crowd. Marineland's dolphin and sea lion shows and children's beach attract families. And if you have a Thomasobsessed toddler, the antique train that travels between Palma and Soller is a must-see.

7. Mauritius, Africa Mauritius is arguably Africa’s wealthiest destination, a tropical paradise with tons to do. Port Louis, the modern capital of this 38-mile by 29-mile island, is a bustling port with a revitalized waterfront and a busy market. But most visitors gravitate toward resort areas such as Mont Choisy, quiet Trou-aux-Biches and the more bustling Flic en Flac, popular with scuba divers. Rivière Noire is ideal for those looking for great deep-sea fishing. 8. Phuket, Thailand Phuket offers a rainbow spectrum of spectacular holiday sights from blue lagoons and pink sunsets to orange-robed monks. Three wheeledtuk tuks, taxis, buses and long tailed boats transport visitors between these marvels. Phuket's south coast offers its most popular beaches. The north is more tranquil. Koh Phi Phi, Phang Nga Bay and Patong Beach are popular spots. Diving, snorkeling, wind surfing and sailing are just a few active options. Inland, forested hills, mountains and cliffs wait to be explored. 9. Bora Bora, Society Islands The relatively small island of Bora Bora is an activity giant, offering visitors the chance to experience a 4x4 safari, sunbathe and swim at white sandy beaches, dive in a natural underwater park among fish and corals, experience thrilling shark feedings, or circle the turquoise lagoon by boat. And Bora Bora is a superlative romantic spot. Fall captive to this lush gem of a Polynesian island by sharing an intimate midnight dinner on the beach; visiting the Lagoonarium, the Diving Centre, the Coral Gardens or the Leopard Rays Trench; or taking it all in from the lofty heights of 2,300foot Mount Otemanu. 10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a delicate ecosystem. Visitors are restricted, but the lucky few are rewarded with unrivaled beaches and soothing warm waters filled with dolphins and sea turtles, making Noronha one of the world’s top diving destinations. On land, hike the ecological trails of Jardim Elizabeth, the Esmerelda Coast or Sancho Bay, which culminates in a climb up a steep set of stairs carved into the split of a cliff.

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Local Sports Sandy Stuvik shines in Silverstone

At the third round of the GP3 Series at the legendary Silverstone circuit, thousands of race fans made their way to the home of British Motorsport for the official support event of Formula 1. Friday afternoon practice saw young Thai racer Sandy Stuvik top the timing sheets, proving that all the hard work put in by the team was starting to reward itself. "Although it's only practice it really does feel good to know that we've got a fast car here, and I'm confident for what we can do in the qualifying tomorrow morning." Come Saturday morning, Sandy's pace proved not to be a fluke as he qualified in third position in one of the most competitive single-seater categories in the world. "I'm really happy to have been able to qualify so well, we were lucky with our time management and we also managed to put a decent lap together. Thanks to a penalty to Leclerc who qualifed in second, I will be starting on the front row with Alex Albon making it the first ever all-Thai front row in the GP3 Series, Sandy said." Race 1 took place on Saturday afternoon, and after a good start, Sandy maintained his second position for the first part of the race. However, Sandy and the team had opted to play safe with the set-up which would ultimately be detrimental to the Thai racer. After developing lots of understeer, the others started to pass Sandy as his tires wore out. He would eventually finish in seventh place, after two penalties from drivers in front. "I'm really disappointed today, we showed that we have a really good one-lap pace but now our issue is race pace. Tomorrow we'll make some improvements to the car, but I'm lucky to be starting 2nd again tomorrow thanks to the reverse grid." Early on Sunday morning the second race of the weekend began on a damp circuit. Sandy had another good start from second position and managed to take the lead by turn 1. After pulling out a small gap, the other cars started to catch the Thai driver. With difficult conditions, Sandy was struggling and started to lose places. Towards the closing stages of the race Sandy's engine lost power and he lost even more positions. He would eventually finish the race tenth. "I had an engine issue at the end which really cost me, but it was difficult to have the pace of the others on the half-dry half-wet track. Now my focus in on the next race in Hungary. We have to improve our race pace while maintaining our strong form in qualifying." The next race will be at the Hungaroring Circuit. Sandy is as usual supported by the Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand, and the Sports Authority of Thailand.

Date 22-24July 29-31 July 26-28 Aug 2-4 Sept 30 Sept -2 Oct 25-27 Nov

Venue Remark Hungaroring, Hungary Round 4 Hockenheim, Germany Round 5 Spa-Francorchamps,Belgium Round 6 Monza, Italy Round 7 Sepang, Malaysia Round 8 Yas Marina, UAE Round 9

PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's Khao Kheow (Stableford) This is the first course on our schedule every month when we sit down to decide where we are to go. The recent water shortages on the courses have not been too bad here and as we drove up to the course all looked green and ready to go. Only drawback was that there seemed to be a bit of mist around and as one wag put it, we were more likely to have a fog delay than a rain delay. The course was quite empty and so we were able to get away on time. This is always a tough course no matter how good the day is, come out with a good score

here and you know you have had a good round. The course was in good condition with grass on the fairway and greens that ran quick and true, although maybe not up to their normal speed. Biggest problem on the day was the humidity, all the players suffered and the last few holes saw many players losing points. In fact we had some scores on the day that were well below even what we usually saw here. Soon finished, it was into the shower, up the stairs to the restaurant for a bite to eat and a drink, then back to Pattaya. Early back it was soon into the results. The winner

by Derek Brook

Winner and second with one of BJ’s finest

was Bob Britton with 35 points on countback over Tom Herrington in second. We then had a countback on 33 points that saw Dick Warberg

in third, Mashi Kaneta in fourth and Derek Brook in fifth. Then it was time to cool down with a cold one. T.T.F.N.

Crilly beats a bad back to take the Points! by James Olson Plutaluang A small field of 17 golfers made up for the numbers with the enthusiasm shown by our golfers. One needs to ask, was it the cheap rates offered up by The Big Navy course or the chance to play the course that it is? We played east and south from the yellow tees nominated by today’s captain. Big Navy can be daunting to some but personally I find it a challenging course. Once again this course was in great nick with the greens playing true. There was a threat of rain but that passed as quick as it arrived. Fairways had a bit of run and there was plenty of water to challenge all golfers as it was placed sometimes at two or three locations on the one hole. Geri came out guns blazing and was determined to not let his back beat him on the day. With only one

division it was Geri with 41 points, a good score on the day. Filling the other places were Denis Steele, with The Viper, and Glenn Henriksen made up the four spots. Good winning scores today! Results: Division A 1st- Geri Crilly (27) 41 points 2nd- Denis Steele (13) 39 points 3rd - Mark Stapleton (19) 37 points 4th - Glenn Henriksen (12) 36 points Near Pins East 2 –Denis Steele East 6 –Mark Stapleton South 4 – Denis Steele South7 – Patrick Poussier Long First Putts East 9 – Ebrahim South 9 – Geri Crilly D-For was the happy

Geri Crilly and Shane Young (Geri’s betch)

recipient of many donations for the needy children of Pattaya and the golfers are thanked for their generosity, as always. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter

Grey if you are interested on 086 150 3086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am to play at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht, so great value for a day out.

Tom H. Smooth at Silky Oak! Silky Oak – St ‘Tis another Friday for the Tropical golfers and on this particular one they decided to treat themselves to a visit to Silky Oak. The Tropical golfers play this course just a few times per year and it’s always a special day. It’s slow season and there is also a lot of local travel going on, but still, 15 golfers made their way to BJ's Lodge for food and cups of ambition. The later than usual tee time allowed for refills for those who wanted, and then the cars were loaded and off we went. Silky Oak is an interesting layout that is designed to mess with your mind. There are several water carries off the tee, and even though the carries are not nearly as long as they

look and easily cleared by even short hitters, it still makes for some knee knocking. If one concentrates on the positives they will find the wide fairways inviting. Speaking of fairways, the condition this day was very good to excellent. Sadly the greens were another matter, being both recently sanded and quite bumpy at times - green rating, fair. Silky Oak off the white tees is a course where good scores are common, and this day proved that – and how. You needed to be well above handicap to get mentioned. Even with a healthy dose of high scores, one stood head, shoulders, and a par 5 above the rest. Tom Herrington (course h’cap 18) awoke from a golf slumber and turned

by Derek Brook

Winnerg Tom Herrington (L), Mick Coghlan (R) and Jun smiling in a numbing 44 stableford points! When asked to comment about his amazing round, Tom replied “A group of butterflies is officially called a kaleidoscope”. We wonder about Tom sometimes. Next up Mick Coghlan (21) carded a usually winning 40 points.

Well done! Mashi Kaneta (16) had 39 points, and Dick Warberg a proud 38 points. It was quite the show of golf this day. Congrats to all! Near Pins: George King, Tom Herrington, Dick Warberg, Aidan Murray and Peter Hynard


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Local Sports A Beautiful Rainbow!

Peter says Bye, Bye to the field with a great captain’s knock!!

by Steve Ellison

by J.Olsen

Crystal Bay With 19 anxious and optimistic golfers we departed The Swan somewhat earlier than expected. All were ready for the day's challenge to play Crystal Bay. The weather threatening early and with the deluge last night we were not sure what we would get. We played C and B nines in that order from the yellow tees. The course was in good nick and the weather gods smiled at us and kept the rain away. Peter Bye took on the challenge of being group captain for the day, he played very well taking the game on from the outset. He came home with a very good score of 42 points. Coming in second (only one shot behind) were Steve Younger and Paul Sharples, both having to go to the countback. Fourth and fifth places also had to be separated by a countback with Mick Johns getting the nod over Mashi Kaneta. Looking at the scores one can only think golf was the winner on the day! Results: A Grade 1st - Peter Bye (14) 42 points 2nd - Steve Younger (12) 41 points c/b 3rd - Paul Sharples (13) 41 points 4th - Mick Johns (15) 39 points c/b 5th - MashiKaneta (15) 39 points

Golf from Bunker

Steve Durey winner at Greenwood and Burapa a bit but this was soon sorted out by Neil and the management, and we proceeded to tee off on a well presented course with slightly slow greens. A good day out was enjoyed by all with Steve Durey proving to be the man of the day with a first place finish and claiming two near pins: all this without playing to his handicap. Mr." hit the driver for the short holes", Peter Allen, managing to claim the other near pin. Results: 1st - Steve Durey (20) 35 points 2nd - Les Hall (23) 33 points 3rd - Mashi Kaneta (15) 32 points Near Pins: Steve Durey (2) and Peter Allen Burapha A & B Blue Tees Only six made it to Burapha (a number

Long Putt C9 - Mike Gosden B9 - Steve Dury D-for (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players and supporters are thanked for their continued generosity. Everything that goes to D-For is for charity! Back at ‘The Swan’, we welcomed back two golfers being Steve Dury and Paul Sharples, unfortunately we also bid farewell to Paul Sharples. Only a short visit so travel safe, Paul, we hope to see you back here real soon. Mine host Peter Grey was thanked for putting on the fine spread. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 150 3086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.

NTP’s C4 - Steve Dury C7 - Steve Dury B4 – Arfer Dunger B6 - Steve Dury

Greenwood B &C Stableford White Tees We had a change of venue from Bangpra as we felt the course still needed some improvement before going back on the schedule. A good turnout of 12 players made their way to the alternate course where a difference in the asking green fee from the quoted green fee held us up for

Glenn Smith with D-For, Peter Bye and Steve Younger. Appears to be a guest appearance peeking over the sign, Mellon!

Results: 1st - Steve Durey (20) 35 points cb 2nd - Jimmy Carr (15) 35 points cb 3rd - Tony Robbins (15) 34 points Near Pins: Neil Carter and Steve Durey Pleasant Valley Blue Tees Only seven players made the trip to a course we have not played in quite a while and found it to be in excellent shape, if a little wet after recent rains. A few of the holes that had longish carries over water or environmentally protected areas did not prove to be that difficult and the general consensus was that we should not wait too long before coming back. Jimmy Carr, one of our long hitters, had no problem taming the course with a score of three better than his handicap and of course adding to his tally for golfer of the

Results: 1st – Fred Birch (20) 37 points 2nd – Phil Lawrence (16) 35 points 3rd – Butch Furneaux (8) 34 points

Jimmy Carr winner at Pleasant Valley month. Neil Carter struggled to keep up with Jimmy but still posted a respectable 35 points. The course is exceptionally well bunkered with many strategic placements and a few golfers were heard to complain that they had gone in all the bunkers but that this had not affected their enjoyment of the game. Results: 1st - Jimmy Carr (15) 39 points 2nd - Neil Carter (14) 35 points Near pins: Geoff Parker(2), Tony Robbins and Jimmy Carr 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. New players can 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.

a good 10 minutes off our travel time. We have installed free WiFi in our TGC van so now the trips out and back are far more enjoyable. Our Aussie mate Kenny Grimes shot to his handicap today and a 36 will get you to third place on the podium. There’s Tuesday’s winner Fearless Freddie Birch with another great round of 37 for the next step down at second place. Chicken dinner today goes to Masao Ishikawa whose timing on and off the

Mark Wood, Masao Ishikawa and Capt. Phil après-golf back at the club challenge of this gem in Ban Chang. A good field of 16 golfers completed the field of this event and 37 points was the best the lads could muster. Steady Freddie rose to top and the 20 handicapper takes first place here today. Phil Lawrence claimed second with 35 (as well as our near pin!) with Butch Furneaux turning in 34 points for third.

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of our guys had gone on a golf trip to Soi Dao). It was too bad for them as the A and B courses were in terrific shape as they were prepared for the big Singha Pattaya Open next week. It was a great experience to play on professional speed greens with tiger rough for those who strayed off the fairways. It really shows how well the local courses can be presented, when the effort is given. There was spirited competition with Tony Robbins setting the pace with 18 on the front but bunker trouble on the 12th hurt. Jimmy Carr and Steve Durey fought it out to the finish, both with 35 points, with Steve taking it on count back for back to back wins with Tony a shot behind in third. The second place finish vaulted Jimmy Carr into an early lead in the July Golfer of the Month competition. Sad to say the Grandstands were empty as the Bunker Boys marched up the 18th.

Emerald – Stableford White Tees It has been several months since we headed southwards, and today we were off to visit The Emerald for a long overdue return. This Nick Faldo/ Desmond Muirhead course was in great shape and as tough a course as it can be, it is always enjoyable. The collection of par-3’s here is outstanding and the elevation changes through the course just add to the beauty and

Greenwood – Stableford – Yellow Tees Not easy playing golf after such a great Pattaya Sports Club Summer Party from the night before, but we all managed to turn up at that first tee box anyway. The course was certainly damp so lift, clean and place is our policy at this time of the year. Greenwood has become one of the most popular golf courses with all of the Pattaya bar societies these days, as the quality and price make the trip out here worthwhile. We were quite sneaky today and tried the shortcut just 3 clicks after the Burapha entrance. We headed left at the PTT station and up and around to be back on the 331 but past all of that Amata traffic light nonsense to save

course is just about perfect. Ishi showed up on Wednesday at 6ish as we were departing for the aforementioned PSC party so joined us there and now he walks away with first place! Nice going for a guy who just got his land legs. Well played, Ishi-san! Smooth swinging Scotsman Mark Wood claimed our near pin contest with ease. Thanks to all who joined us this week for another great week of amazing golf in our quiet little fishing village of Pattaya, the home of golf in Thailand. We welcome golfers of all nationalities and handicaps so don’t be afraid, grab your clubs (or hire some from us) and join in the fun! Results: 1st – Masao Ishikawa (17) 38 points 2nd – Fred Birch (20) 37 points 3rd – Ken Grimes (21) 36 points The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located in the Heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all English Premier League, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from 07:00-22:30 with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya. com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@gmail. com and see updates at www. facebook.com/golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome!


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You & Your Pets Healthy Lawn or Healthy Pet?

Do you use pesticides in your flower bed, vegetable garden or lawn? If so, you may be contaminating the environment and making your pets and other animals sick. And not only outdoor animals. Research has revealed that after pesticides are applied outdoors, they often make their way indoors and onto surfaces via your clothing and shoes. Some garden chemicals, such as fertilizers, may cause only mild stomach upset, while others, such as insecticides, can be deadly. Insecticides and snail bait tend to be the most poisonous to pets. Luckily, safer alternatives, such as pyrethrins, have been developed as of late. But it isn’t just insecticides that pose a threat— herbicides and fertilizers can be just as dangerous. Disolfuton, for example, is extremely toxic to animals, causing everything from diarrhea to seizures.

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/

Tiny Tabby

How can you maintain healthy lawns and gardens while keeping your furry friends safe? After fertilizing your plants, water the product off the leaves. With weed control chemicals that must be allowed to dry on the leaves, do not permit pets to use the area until the products have totally dried. Furthermore, be sure to read all warnings labels on products you buy for your lawn and garden, and always use caution.

Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being.

Gypsy

This lovely 3 coloured mum was rescued along with her 5 babies from one of our local temples. She is a very loving girl who has done a great job looking after her babies. She will be neutered in a few weeks time once her babies have stopped feeding from her.

Charlie

Is your dog drinking an excessive amount of water? Like an entire bowl at once and then more when it’s offered? Or has he recently begun drinking from the toilet bowl? Any changes in drinking patterns could be a sign of a potential disease or condition, anything from an infection to kidney insufficiency or from liver disease to diabetes. Some dogs—like larger breeds and more playful dogs—are naturally excessive water drinkers. Be aware of how much your dog drinks normally, and consult your vet if the amount suddenly increases or decreases.

Charlie is one of our special cases: he is stone deaf, blind in one eye and has only limited vision in the other. Because of his disabilities he must have a secure place to live, somewhere that he cannot escape from. Also, he can only go outside when supervised He stays in an outdoor wooden cat house by day and has a big indoor cage at night.

Muffin

Adopting a Pet on a Whim If a friend is giving away puppies or a local market is offering the cutest little kittens for a pittance, you may be tempted to take home a new cuddly pet. But this should never be a spur-of-themoment decision.

This small tabby kitten is one of 5 lovely babies that arrived just this week. There are 3: this lovely grey colour and 2 stripey ginger ones. They were rescued from one of our local temples along with their mum Gypsy. By the time you read this article they should be old enough to be re-homed.

You are making a long-term commitment to care for the animal -- 10 to 15 years for dogs and up to 20 years for cats. It's also best to do some research ahead of time to decide what type of pet -- and what specific breed -- would be best for you and your family.

A cat usually has about 12 whiskers on each side of its face.

Muffin is one of our lovely mums. Her babies went to new homes some years ago. She is a quiet soul who prefers the company of people to other cats and so would suit someone who would prefer to have just one cat in their family. Please consider giving her the loving new home that she deserves.

Cat Corner Tip Cats don’t always land on their feet

Going to the Dogs... I am not your dog, but if every time you saw me, you gave me a backrub, I would run to greet you, too. ~Robert Brault

Cats are champs at landing feet first over short distances, thanks to a highly flexible backbone. But they do sometimes land on their heads. Falling from windows or balconies that are higher than one or two stories, a cat’s feet cannot "break" the fall. Their heads and bodies collide with the ground, causing severe injuries. Cats with access to an elevated, open window may also focus so intently on a bird or flying insect, that they lose their balance and fall. The phenomenon is called “high-rise syndrome.”


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Games

CROSSWORD Across

Down 1. Fragment 2. Crack pilots 3. Emcee Parks 4. Beige color 5. ___ Paulo (Brazilian city) 6. Actress Langtry 7. Recesses in seashores 8. Scoops off 10. Coming before 11. Synagogue leader 16. Dirt plus water 18. Shred (2 wds.) 19. Talk about again 20. Talk ___ a minute (2 wds.) 21. Obtain 22. Cyclone 24. Peppy 25. October gemstone 26. Interlocking toy block 29. John, in Aberdeen 30. Rec room

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Identify which word is being defined. 4. Definition: Any visible or audible indication which can convey information. Also, the information conveyed through a communication system. First letter: S Answer: __________ 5. Definition: A palm-size device attached to a computer by a cord, which allows the user to select items displayed on the screen by controlling the cursor, and to give commands by clicking the device's buttons. First letter: M Answer: __________ Answers: 1. Volume; 2. Ideal; 3. Unable; 4. Signal; 5. Mouse.

1. Definition: This is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. First letter: V Answer: __________ 2. Definition: The depiction of people, objects, and scenes according to an idealized, preconceived model. First letter: I Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Indicates inability to comply with a specific instruction, request, or clearance. First letter: U Answer: __________

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