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rom July 15, customers at Thai banks are registering for what is known as AnyID, allowing people to use mobile phone numbers or national identification numbers to pay merchants starting in October this year. Commercial banks will facilitate AnyID registration, allowing customers to sign up through ATMs, internet banking and mobile banking as well as traditional bank branches. Thailand’s bankers expect that, within five years, 60 percent of all financial transactions will be made without cash, double the present limit. Banks and other financial institutions are now investing in electronic data capture to comply with the government’s national e-payment program. The second phase of the

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government program is centred on electronic data capture (EDC). Thai banks now have 300,000 EDC units that work with chip-based ATM cards or debit cards and have now stopped issuing the traditional magnetic strip ATM or debit and credit cards in order to accelerate the shift to EDC units and cashless payments. The number of EDC units is expected to rise to two million at Thai banks before the end of this year. There are many reasons for the advance of cashless payments worldwide. Firstly paper or plastic currency is inconvenient to carry around and, if stolen, cannot usually be replaced. Also the fees for digital banking are likely to be lower because the transactions do not cost the banks as much as those at branches or ATMs. To encourage the

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use of cashless payments, the number of traditional ATM machines is expected to reduce from 70,000 to 30,000 within the next two years. The switch away from paper and plastic money still has a long way to go in Thailand where, for example, buyers of new or second-hand vehicles or properties must often carry huge amounts of cash to complete the transaction. There will also be resistance from small-scale merchants who are not used to any other payment than physical cash. But financial experts say the move to a cashless

future is inevitable. The UK and Sweden are the two countries in the world closest to becoming the world’s first such societies. According to Mastercard, almost 90 percent of transactions there take place by debit and credit card processing or online. Increasingly, people in those countries simply do not carry around cash any more. Almost all citizens over the age of 15 have at least one bank account. The logic of the cashless society is that it makes sense. Printing the bills and overseeing the cash Continued on page 4


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Food safety checks ongoing

The consumer protection division of the health authority has launched a mobile unit which will inspect markets and retail outlets to make sure that no chemicals have been added to food artificially to extend its shelf life. A recent inspection at Lan Po

Chinese tourist Lyu Ming, 38, reported at Pattaya police station that a group of unwelcome ladyboys had snatched his necklace worth 150,000 baht before absconding into the night. He explained that he was walking with a friend on Beach Road when the transvestites approached and offered unspecified services at a fair price in today’s competitive world. Whilst one of the ladyboys hugged Ming, another swiftly separated him from his expensive jewelry. Ming said he was not immediately aware he had been robbed and began searching the ground to see if the necklace had accidentally dropped off. Sadly it had not.

market found no evidence of contamination of fresh food to violate the food safety act. It is also proposed to make random checks on restaurants in the greater Pattaya area to make sure that high standards are maintained.

Full speed led to accident

Tourist assaulted in bar Three Kwaitis on a motorbike crashed into another one, injuring the Thai driver, 20-year-old Sukanya Surinam. Apparently the foreign nationals were driving behind her at full speed and tried to cut her off from the main road.

Sukanya was taken to hospital but the foreigners escaped unscathed. Police said they were reviewing some CCTV evidence in an attempt to pin the blame on these careless visitors.

Serious accident in Pong An unidentified tourist was assaulted in Showgirls Agogo on Soi LK Metro, reportedly for not having enough money to pay his bar bill. Pol. Lt. Chainarong Chai-in went to the scene with Sawangboriboon Foundation Pattaya and police officer and found the injured man with wounds on his cheeks. A witness said that the tourist came out of the bar bleeding and asking for help. He said he was assaulted inside the bar because he did not have enough money to pay his 4,130 baht bill. Employees attributed the man’s injuries to his having a fight with another customer. Police asked to view the CCTV but the bar manager refused, so he was taken in for questioning. In the meantime, the victim fled from the hospital after being treated.

Officers at Khao Keaw police station reported an accident along highway number 7 in Pong, Banglamung. A passenger taxi with 12 passengers collided with a cement truck which led to all concerned being injured and requiring hospitalization. The driver

of the van admitted he had collided with the rear of the truck but was unable to explain the incident to the satisfaction of police who are continuing their inquiries. Bystanders said the driver seemed to change his mind after indicating he was going to make a turn.


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News Travelodge to Open Hotel in Pattaya Screening Travelodge has signed a management agreement with C.A.T Opulence (Thailand) Company Limited to launch a new 150-room Travelodge Hotel in Pattaya. T r a ve l o d g e J o m t i e n , expected to open in 2019, will include the trademark multifunctional space of Travelodge in Asia – The Lodge, which combines a restaurant, bar, meeting spaces, business centre and the lobby, into one integrated space. Approximately a-50-minute drive from U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport, Travelodge Jomtien is strategically situated close to Jomtien Beach, a location that features some of the finest restaurants, unique tourist attractions and breath-taking religious and cultural sites in Thailand.Some of the best attractions located near the Jomtien Beach include the Pattaya Floating Market, the Pattaya Park and thePattaya Shooting Park.

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ChanchaiThemsoontorn, managing director of C.A.T Opulence, said,“Travelodge is a highly recognisable international hotel brand, especially in the midscale segment. Given the brand’s strong global footprint, we are confident that our hotel will be able to cater to the needs of both domestic and international visitors traveling to Pattaya. We are thrilled to partner with Travelodgefor this exciting project.” Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Travelodge Thailand, added, “We are delighted to announce the first of many Travelodge properties in Thailand with the announcement of the Travelodge Jomtien. Pattaya

is an internationally recognized resort destination and we are delighted to develop our first Travelodge property in such a high profile location to service both the domestic and international markets. With Bangkok and Chiang Mai soon to follow this is a great first step.” Aw CheokHuat, chairman of Travelodge Hotels Asia, said, “Travelodge offers guests a consistent and uncompromising experience of the essentials – complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, high quality signature bedding, dine-in or grab and go breakfast options, multifunctional space of The Lodge and overall great value. Pattaya is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations with plans to transform into a world-class sports and family destination. We expect Travelodge to be well-received in Pattaya and broadly across Thailand, and anticipate more new Travelodge hotels in key cities across the country in the near future.”

Bangkok Pattaya Hospital treated junior card holders to a movie at SF Cinema Central Pattaya. BHP pediatrician, Dr. Tippawan Wannachai, also shared some health knowledge with the 50 families who participated.

Renovation expands seating capacity at all-day diner Oasis Oasis, the all-day restaurant at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, has completed a renovation programme that has seen the number of seats increase by almost one hundred. The restaurant now has 192 indoor and 288 outdoor seats, making a total of 480 seats, compared to the previous total of 387. Oasis, which is located at the lower lobby level of the resort’s south tower, opposite the entrance to the jungle water park, is now fully open for service. Each morning an extensive breakfast buffet is served from 6 am to 10:30 am, offering Thai, Japanese, Chinese,

Indian, American and Continental cuisines. Healthy organic whole-wheat items are also served, accompanied by a variety of juices and freshly brewed coffee and tea. An a la carte menu is served throughout the day, with the emphasis on fresh

ingredients and with a range of international signature dishes. A full range of soft drinks, beers, cocktails and world wines is available. Last orders are taken at 11 pm. For further information and reservations, contact 038301234 ext 4261.


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News Cashless Thailand Booms Minimon Art Exhibition Continued from page 1

transactions costs over US$4,500 billion a year in the United States, including the huge loss of revenue through money laundering and tax evasion which will be much harder to disguise once cash is no longer used. A recent banking report said that the trend to a cashless society in Thailand is less advanced

than in Singapore where even road toll fees are automatically and routinely debited from your bank account as you pass through the control point. But compare this with Mynamar where, until a year ago, not a single hotel, restaurant, shop or tourist attraction could process digital payments.

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Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld will host the Minimon art exhibition by Niam, Surachai Mawornkanong, talented colorblind artist at Sky Lobby, 23rd floor of the hotel from

August 6 to October 6 from 10 am to 8 pm. Part of the revenue received be donated to The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand. This exhibition presents semi-abstract art pieces using acrylic painting on canvas with

unique techniques that seem like an oil painting on canvas. The art pieces tell a story through minimon monsters hidden in each artwork. For more information or a catalogue, contact 02 100 1234 extension 6753 to 56.

Maggie Mae Collection at Central Festival Pattaya Beach

Recent heavy rains in the Sattahip area caused the Huay water reservoir to flood; it became a swimming destination of travelers and residents, and local vendors from sold food and beverages. The reservoir is a dam development project of HM the King, built by the Royal Irrigation Department and Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in the Kledkaew district.

ANNOUNCEMENT The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Pattaya on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 10 am to 1:30 pm at the: Amari Garden Pattaya 240 Pattaya-Naklua Road, Pattaya, 20150 Tel. +66 (0) 3841 8418 Fax. +66 (0) 3842 8165 http://www.amari.com/garden-pattaya/ Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary. The following consular services will be available during our outreach visit.

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PASSPORT SERVICES: Renewal of adult passports ($110 / 3,960 THB – exact change required) Renewal of minor (under age 16) passports ($105 / 3,780 THB – exact change required) – IMPORTANT: The child and both parents must appear in person. Replacement of adult lost/stolen passports ($135 / 4,860 THB – exact change required) Replacement of minor (under age 16) lost/stolen passports ($105 / 3,780 THB – exact change required) IMPORTANT: The child and both parents must appear in person. IMPORTANT: There are two ways to receive your new passport: 1.) IN PERSON: Come to our office in Bangkok (or send a representative on your behalf) during our appointment hours (M-F from 7:30-11 AM, except holidays and the last Friday of every month), but no appointment is necessary. Present your old passport for cancelation and collect your new passport. If you select this option, please submit a copy of your current passport when you apply. 2.) BY MAIL: Purchase a prepaid Thai Post envelope at the outreach for 100 THB (exact change required). If you select this option, our staff will take your current passport to Bangkok, cancel it when the new passport arrives, and mail both passports to you at the same time. NOTARIAL SERVICES Income Affidavits (for retirees) and other affidavits ($50 / 1,800 THB – exact change required) Social security, veterans affairs, and other federal benefits questions will only be answered over e-mail: acsbkk@state.gov. Consular reports of birth abroad cannot be processed at consular outreach events

Please see https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services for more information. Send questions to acsbkk@state.gov or call 02-205-4049. Follow us on Twitter by searching our username @ACSBKK.

runner-up, Kwang, led other famous models in presenting the new Maggie Mae Full Cup Full Fashion lingerie “Soft Pop” collection.

Admiral Prasarn Suk-asate, deputy commander senior military, presided over the 54th Police Academy & Military School Sport Competition 2016 closing ceremony at Navy Sport Field, in Sattahip. Commander of Navy School, vice admiral Luechai Rutdit, said the purpose of the event is for the police and military students to show their sports ability and promote camaraderie. Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy won the football, basketball and relay competitions and will receive the Princess Sirindhorn Cup.


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News Garden International School praised by inspectors You’re in trouble In this week’s column, we explore how your embassy can help (or not) when you meet a big problem. Of course, embassies are separate institutions, but they are increasingly coming together when asked for assistance.

An international school near Pattaya has been praised by inspectors for its positive and supportive climate. The comments came after a recent visit to Garden International School (GIS) by the Council of International Schools (CIS). The independent inspectors also confirmed GIS’s status as the only international school in the region with full CIS accreditation. GIS first gained full accreditation in 2013. Follow-up visits are made every few years to ensure high standards are being maintained. Following the recent visit, CIS praised the school for its achievements, including the excellent use of the school core values as a guide for

decision-making and programme development and the positive and supportive school climate. Inspectors also liked GIS’s quality and creatively managed professional development that is offered to teaching staff. They also highlighted the school’s enthusiastic and capable student body. The report added, “GIS is heartily commended for its commitment to the accreditation process. The seriousness with which it has worked to meet the recommendations of the visiting team is testimony to its efforts to improve and to the professionalism of its faculty and staff.” Another strength, according to CIS, is “a well operated and safe

boarding programme that meets students social and emotional needs.” CIS helps shape international education through professional services to hundreds of schools around the world. GIS’s new principal, Dinah Hawtree, said “The comments from CIS confirm what a wonderful school GIS is. Being accredited by CIS is important as it demonstrates to everyone the school’s commitment to high quality international education.” GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya. There are still spaces available for students wishing to study at the school when the new academic year begins in August. For details, visit www.gardenrayong.com.

Harley-Davidson rides into Pattaya Eastern Thai Riders Co., Ltd. has opened a flagship Harley-Davidson dealership in Pattaya featuring a stateof-the-art service center and spacious retail showroom. The new facility provides a full range of servicing of as well as the latest model motorcycles and a large selection of parts and accessories. This is the fourth authorized dealership in Thailand. Harley-Davidson of Pattaya is on Sukhumvit 91/2. For more information, call 038 255 255 or visit www.Harley-DavidsonPattaya.com.

Harbor Mall instructs kids

Harbor Mall Pattaya organized a Balance Bike seminar in the front area of the premises to teach children how to drive bicycles safely and to use the safety gears without a hitch. More than 50 boys and girls attended the event and agreed they now felt much safer on the roads than hitherto.

You are arrested The police are required by law to inform the appropriate embassy if one of its nationals is arrested, but they may not do this as quickly as you might wish. Services offered by embassies are restricted to visiting you when they can, suggesting lawyers from a list and maybe offering a translation service. Embassies won’t pay your bail or – unless you are very high profile – intervene on your behalf. You are in jail Police cells are for short-time incarceration and prisons are for serving sentences. Most embassies will visit you once a month or so, maybe less, and will contact the prison authorities if you need medication of some kind. They will also contact friends and relatives, if you wish, or suggest you make contact with a prisoners’ welfare organization in your home country. They can probably pay small sums of money into your prison account, if somebody has provided the cash, to buy extra food or commodities. You are in court Embassies do not ordinarily send a representative to any court appearance you are required to make. If you want legal representation, you or your supporters must make those arrangements and pay the fees. Embassies never pay bills of any description. Court cases in Thailand can last for months or years because of the delays built into the system. If you are accused of an offence potentially carrying the death penalty, the Thai court will appoint a public defender if you wish. You are to be deported Once you are scheduled for deportation, you must return by air to the country of the passport you used to enter Thailand. If you have contacts on the outside, they can arrange to pay for your single airticket and other expenses associated with the procedure. If you have no sources of help, your embassy will eventually arrange the airticket but may cancel your passport so that you must repay the government before being allowed to travel again. In serious cases, police officers of your home country may accompany you on the flight. You are blacklisted The courts sometimes recommend blacklisting of individuals, but the actual process is at the discretion on the Immigration Police. In some cases, for example serious visa overstaying, the length of time of blacklisting is clearly laid down. In other cases it won’t be clear and blacklisting can last from one year to 99. A prisoner has no “right” to know his blacklisting decision which is sometimes taken by the authorities after deportation. You are hospitalized Embassies will not pay your hospital bills and you are very much on your own. You need cash reserves, medical insurance or friends and relatives with a deep pocket. Some embassies do visit seriously-ill nationals and can be a useful link with friends and relatives back home. It’s wise to remember that hospital charges in private sector hospitals in Thailand are similar to those in most European countries. You are dead The role of embassies is limited to issuing a “letter of release” allowing the mortuary to hand over the body to the next of kin or preferred contact for hygienic disposal or transfer back to the home country. It goes without saying that embassies don’t contribute financially to these procedures. If the embassy can’t find anyone to pay for a cremation here, the Thai state will likely provide a pauper’s cremation or hand the body over to a volunteer association with access to a communal burial mound.


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News Floating Market honors the Queen Police make merit VIPS and guests will grace the Pattaya Floating Market’s celebration of the 84th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit. Floating Market General Manager Vichai Tanatesanurak leads the ceremony. Kanchanpisek School for Mechanics, fine arts department, and Ministry of Culture are cooperating in presenting Thai handicrafts, local produce products, and musical instruments. Also featured will be mom and kids activities from August 7 to 11.

Police colonel Piyapong Ensarn and his team celebrated a merit ceremony on Asarnha Bucha and Buddhist Lent day at the Wat Chaimongkol temple on the south Pattaya road. They offered candles and flowers, made a donation and prayed for good fortune for everybody.

PBTA held 5th association conference in Pattaya

GDSF Thailand and SMAhome Thailand to host event Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media and Worldex GEC will host two international security and smart home technology events in Bangkok next month. Global Digital Security & Solutions Forum (GDSF) Thailand 2016, and SMAhome Thailand 2016. Scheduled are seminars to update international security and smart home trends as well as an exhibition and global smart technology display. Three major seminars will focus on supporting the highrise building business, hotels, real estate developments, retail outlets, and government city administration on topics such as security, safety and lighting design. Veronica Chen, group manager of Messe Frankfurt, a leading international trade fair organiser, said, “The security market has been growing continuously. The global physical security market

is predicted to grow from US$65.4 billion in 2015 to $105.3 billion by 2020, about 10 percent each year on average. Asia will be the main driver of the growth. The ASEAN region will be strong, projected to average 4.6 percent growth in 2015 and 5.2 percent over 2016 to 2020. “Private consumption is a large contributor as well, with large investments by the residential, retail, and hospitality sectors. A smart city policy in each country compliments the growth of security solutions. It is also anticipated that global unit shipments of smart city devices, which are internetconnected devices used in smart city projects, will increase from 115.4 million in 2015 to 1.2 billion in 2025.” Sirapat Kettarn, director of the business development department at Worldex GEC Co Ltd called Thailand “one

The Pattaya Business and Tourism Association president Sintachai Wattanasartsatorn presided over the 5th association conference at the Grand Sole Hotel Pattaya. Members and representatives from Pattaya and Banglamung police, Tourism Authority of Thailand and businessmen attended the conference. Suladda Sarutilavan, director of TAT Pattaya, narrated activities affecting tourist and the economy, noting that Asian, Russian and European tourism have increased slightly over a year ago.

Ferry inspections stepped up of the major markets that is putting large amounts of investment into security solutions. Thailand’s smart home solutions market value is forecast to reach 645 million baht in 2016 and 2.5 billion baht in 2020, a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent. This growth is concurrent with the development of the security industry.” Target audiences are security and smart home entrepreneurs, developers,

manufacturers, instalIers, business owners, engineers, architects, and designers. End users are government ministries and departments, investors, state-owned enterprises, transportation organisations, industrial factories, property developers, retail outlets, hotels and banks. For more information, visit www.thailandsmartech.com or contact Worldex GEC at tel 662 664 6488 ext 401/405; fax: 662-641-5480/82; email: info@thailandsmartech.com

Another marathon this month

Tourist police have been making extra checks on the ferries which weekly take thousands of tourists, mostly Chinese, from Pattaya to the popular Koh Larn island. In the past there have been sea tragedies occasioned by a lack of safety equipment and overcrowding. A spokesman said the priority right now was to create a safe environment for all international and domestic visitors who wanted to enjoy their stay at the Eastern Seaboard’s most popular city.

Pattaya City Football Club donates shirts

Rear admiral Pornchai Yaemklin held a press conference to announce that a marathon would be held on August 6 in cooperation with Queen Sirikit Hospital and the navy department.

There will be three categories to include 10.4 kms or 21.1 kms or 42.1 kms. The event is to celebrate HM the Queen’s birthday later this month and all proceeds will be donated to nominated charities.

The Pattaya City Football Club donated 115 football shirts to Fr Ray Foundation. The shirts, accepted by Father Peter Pattarapong, will be sold by the children to raise money for the foundation.


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News Mitsubishi Motors donated four advanced engines to Phradabos School Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd donated four units of Mitsubishi Motors’ innovative engines to Phradabos Southern Border Project Yala Campus as part of the company’s Vocational School Support Project (VSSP). The social initiative aims to render support for vocational education in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand. Representing Mitsubishi Motors, Panupakorn Apinanthanapat (5th from left) and Nopphaamornpan Apinanthanapat (4th from left), top management executives from A.A.S. Motor Limited Partnership (Yala), Mitsubishi Motors authorized dealer in Yala Province, joined to deliver the engines attached to their stands to His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pukbhasuk, Privy Council and Secretary-General of Phradabos

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Foundation (4th from right), and Ajarn Suta Tavetong, assistant director of Phradabos Southern Border Project Yala Campus (3rd right). The donated engines included two units of benzene

engine used in Pajero Sport, one unit of diesel engine used in New Triton pickup and All New Pajero Sport, and one unit of benzene engine used in Mirage and Attrage.

Honda ranks No. 1 in passenger car sales for first half of 2016

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. announced its success as the leader in Thailand’s passenger car market with top-ranking sales for the first half of the year, with 53,952 units sold, including the Honda CRV, HR-V, and BR-V. In the passenger car market, total sales were 152,619 units including SUVs (which are subject to the same tax rates as passenger cars), with Honda’s market share representing 35.4 percent of the total sales. In the overall automobile market, sales totaled 366,373 units in the first half of the year, a decrease of 0.7 percent compared to 369,109 units in 2015. In the passenger car market, sales decreased 12 percent compared to 2015, at 173,757 units. In spite of a sluggish market, Honda maintained sales at the same level as last year, at 54,793 units. Honda has also increased its market share from 31.5 percent in 2015 to 35.4 percent in 2016. This success is due to new model launches, including the BR-V, Accord, and particularly the latest Civic. Customers have booked over

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15,000 units within four months following its launch, and Honda has already delivered more than 10,000 units to customers. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, chief operating officer said, “Amid the slow economy and automobile market at large, Honda has introduced many new models to deliver maximum satisfaction to our customers. Our three new models have uplifted the Thai automobile market during the first six months of 2016. For the second half of the year, Honda will

29th Redemptorist Sports Game Opening of the 29th Redemptorist Games at the Mahathai Sports field were presided over by former city council member Rattanachai Suthidaechanai, Dr Picharn Jaiseri and Sister Paving Pachaisrisawat. Presented were the players who will compete in ten categories for a chance to represent the school at the national and international sports competition with disabilities.

introduce the new Accord Hybrid model at the end of July. It will feature the latest advanced hybrid technology from Honda.” The new Honda Accord Hybrid will feature the latest and more advanced hybrid technology to deliver both powerful driving performance and excellent fuel efficiency. It will boast a new dimension of advanced safety technology, Honda Sensing, to ensure confidence in every journey. Honda officially launch the new Accord Hybrid on July 28.

There has been a lot of publicity in recent months about driverless cars, but the practicalities are far from resolved. Fully automated cars don’t drink and drive, fall asleep at the wheel, text, talk on the phone or put on makeup behind the wheel. With their sensors and processors, they navigate roads without these human failings which all too often result in nasty accidents. But there is something self-driving cars do not cope with well – at present anyway – the unexpected. The human brain is still better than any computer at making decisions in the face of sudden, unforeseen events on the highway: a child running into the street, a swerving cyclist or a fallen tree limb. Computer algorithms can ensure that self-driving cars obey the rules of the road – making them turn, stop, slow down when a traffic light turns yellow and resume when a light turns to green from red. But this technology is unable to control the behavior of other drivers. Autonomous vehicles will need to deal with drivers who speed, pass even when there’s a double yellow line and drive the wrong way up a one-way street. Not to mention the awesome problems created by drunk drivers careering all over the road suddenly and without any decipherable pattern. One solution might be to equip cars with transponders that communicate their position, speed and direction to other vehicles. This is known as vehicle-to-vehicle or V2V communication, and it is similar to how airplanes avoid each other in the air. While promising, V2V is still early in development and it will be effective only when large numbers of vehicles with this capability are on the road. Moreover, the skies are a good deal less crowded than a typical city thoroughfare. Snow, fog, rain and other types of weather make driving difficult for humans. It’s no different with driverless vehicles which stay in their lanes by using cameras that track lines on the pavement. But they can’t do that if the road in question has a coating of snow. Falling snow or rain can also make it difficult for laser sensors to identify obstacles. A large puddle caused by heavy rain may look like blacktop to an autonomous car’s sensors. Indeed, in reports to Google and others filed with the authorities in USA, weather was the prime cause of system failures after which, or during which, human drivers had to take back control. So much for the argument put forward by early devotees of driverless cars that the human driver could take a nap whilst his vehicle was doing maximum speed on the motorway! Sadly, life can be more difficult than that. Still automakers are confident that technology will continue to improve. Mercedes-Benz already offers a car with 23 sensors that can detect guardrails, barriers, oncoming traffic and roadside trees to keep the vehicle in its lane even on roads with no white lines. A further problem, can be detours and rerouted roads. Google’s bubble-shaped self-driving cars rely heavily on highly-detailed threedimensional maps which are far more detailed than those often available on Google Maps. As any listener to morning radio can attest, there are commonly news items about detours and rerouting caused by accidents, road repairs and a host of other factors. Maps so easily become out of date – an intersection with a four-way stop might suddenly become an ordinary traffic light or even become a roundabout. Although the pioneers of automated vehicles are confident that new technologies will overcome these unknowns, the solution still awaits implementation for the time being. Self-driving cars use radar, lasers and high-definition cameras to scan the road ahead for obstacles and the images they generate are assessed by high-powered processors to identify pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles. But what about potholes? They lie below the road surface and a dark patch ahead could be an oil spot, a puddle or even a filled-in pothole. Google and other companies hope more precise laser-based sensors will make it easier to distinguish between different hazards and even tell the difference between a pothole and a shadow created by an overpass. Lastly, there’s the issue of making tough decisions. In the midst of heavy traffic, a ball bounces into the road pursued by two running children. If a self-driving car’s only options are to veer right and strike a telephone poll or to hit the children, which is the better alternative? In one the children die, in the other a crash into the pole may kill the car’s occupants. Should the computer give priority to pedestrians or passengers? When a crash is inevitable, a human driver gives a spontaneous reaction in a split-second. But in a car controlled by algorithms, it is a choice which has been predetermined by a programmer. Who or what should play God in these very difficult circumstances?


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Our Community Centra Care Chaiphun Tongsuthum, general manager of Centra by Centara Maris Jomtien, joined with Kan’s Air and Cartoon Network to bring the students from Mae Hong Son Border Patrol Police School to Pattaya to have a glimpse of the city’s attractions and developments so it will serve as an inspiration for them to contribute in the progress of Mae Hong Son province in the future. This activity is part of the hotel’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel recognizes the importance of eco-friendly waste management of electronic materials and have therefore donated used computers and printers to the Redemptorist Vocational School for the Disabled of the Father Ray Foundation in Pattaya. Hotel Baraquda’s representative Wong SweeHuat (third from right) and hotel manager Wanithchaya Kietdamrongwong (second from left) along with the management team of Hotel Baraquda Pattaya recently presented the used computers and printers to Ajima ChavalitThamrong, the fundraising manager of the Father Ray Foundation (second from right). These items will be used as learning aids for disabled students at the Redemptorist Vocational School for the Disabled to practice their skills. The donation is part of the CSR project of the hotel and this extremely worthwhile cause gives something back to the community and those less fortunate than ourselves.

GIS Goes Even Greener Daily 06:30 (English) Sunday 08:30 (Thai), 10:00 (English)

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

Garden International School (GIS) students took part in an action-packed series of events to mark Environment Day. Students were able to choose from being reporters for the day, crushing bottles or taking part in a debate about global warming. Other students planted trees to help the environment, some went on a bicycle ride, while others carried out a beach clean-up. The day was held to tie in with World Environment Day and was organised by the school’s Eco Warrior Committee. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya.

Amari Phuket Receives the Thai Red Cross Society Certificate Representatives of Amari Phuket, Pierre-Andre Pelletier, vice president and area general manager, South Thailand (right) and Chonnanan Prakarn, director of Human Resources (left), received the Thai Red Cross Society certificate from Thanphanida Shusuthichot, Thai Red Cross Society’s head nurse (middle). The certificate was presented to thank Amari Phuket for organising a blood letting activity, wherein a number of team members participated to express their care and willingness to give back to the community.


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Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya launches Friday Jazz & Blues Prime Dining at T55 New York Grill Room Night at Havana Bar

Come and enjoy an iconic jazz and blues music from Jowel & the Blues Machine every Friday night at Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya, from 8:30 pm to 12 midnight. Also, try Havana’s signature burgers along with your favourite drinks. For more information and reservations, call 038 725 555. Ken SNOWMAN Minahan was born and raised in Chicago where he learned at the feet of the city's best. He had his own bands and has backed other artists,..."everything from belly dancers to Polynesian shows!" He's toured the world extensively, especially after winning the 1992 I.B.C. (International Blues Challenge) and receiving the B.B. King 'Lucille Award" that same year. Snowman moved to Thailand in 2001 where he became the bandleader, and musical director, at the world famous Blues Factory for 11 yrs. He then went on to do another 2 years in residency at the Mood Blue's Cafe'.

Inspired by New York's famed Meatpacking District, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya's newly launched T55 New York Grill Room is set to become a signature restaurant for food lovers. With a prime location on the shores of the Gulf of Thailand and a chic, post-modern design, T55 New York Grill Room effortlessly recreates the Big Apple's hipster vibe without being pretentious. As a homage to the Meatpacking District, aged prime cuts are laid out in glass chill boxes in the Butcher Room for guests to choose and have the chefs prepare. The menu delights even the most serious meat connoisseurs with an array of signature dishes including a succulent Tomahawk steak and the Meatpacking Burger which boasts 250 grams of beef topped with crispy bacon, avocado, beetroot and homemade truffle mayonnaise. An extensive selection of salts and mustards bring out the rich flavours of the meat. The T55 Waldorf salad adds to the taste sensations on offer – a timeless American classic also originating from New York that's given the restaurant's own interpretation with sliced apples, walnuts and homemade mayonnaise.

Oi Sonor was born in Thailand and played in two of it's biggest bands, selling millions of records, Friend and Kaleidoscope. After his success in his homeland he moved to Switzerland for 20 years taking his music there. He is one of the most in demand musicians in Thailand , not only for his drumming but also his great singing voice. Oi is also an alumni of the Blues Factory and Mood.

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Friday Jazz & Blues Night King’s Cup golfers presented at Havana Bar >> from L1

Golfers who participated in the recent King’s Cup were presented to the media at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club Pattaya. They were welcomed by Phoenix general manager Nathawat Aksornchat. A traditional Thai dance was performed for the participants. The King’s Cup made its return to the Asian and European Tours after a one-year break in 2015 and featured 90 players from the Asian Tour, 25 from the European Tour and 25 from Thailand PGA. Lek honed his bass skills playing the hotels, rock clubs and beer bars of Pattaya. A respected musician and in Jowel possesses one of the most demand bass player, he sometimes will soulful voices in Thailand. She do 2 to 3 gigs a day. He has recorded started singing professorially at a with rock super star Lek Carabao and young age and paid her dues in the backed the "Guitar King of Thailand" clubs and discos of Pattaya. She is also a talented musician and teaches Lam Morrison. Lek is also an alumni of both the Blues Factory and Mood. music.

Reni Hildenbrand Returns to Pattaya with her Award Winning Wines and Olive Oils by Mick and Di Barker The Food Lovers

Reni Hildenbrand is a consummate wine maker having followed her childhood passion for wine making and creating something special at Klein Rhebokskloof on South Africa’s Western Cape, which has become the home to Hildenbrand Wines and Olive Oils. By dint of sheer hard work Reni transformed the dilapidated 300 year old property into its present charming working winery, guest and country house plus olive farm. The estate’s range of wines are vegan friendly with no fining agents like gelatin or egg whites. When the farm was bought it already contained 3,000 olive trees which inspired Reni to turn her hand to olive oil. Continuing with her organic ethos the olive oils are prized for their natural cold pressing and preserving which makes these bottles a highly sought after gourmet item resulting in many medals and awards. Reni presented her wines and olive oil at a wine tasting event held at Mantra restaurant recently. Five established whites, Chenin

Blanc Unwooded and French barreled fermented launched the evening elegantly followed by a sensational nouveau Shiraz Rose and an interesting Crouchen Blanc 2015 plus two 2013 vintages of Chardonnay Barrique and Semillon Barrel Fermented wines. The chosen red wines offered a 2014 Malbec a 2014 Shiraz plus a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon Barrique and

the star wine of the evening “The Duo Red Cuvee 2012.” The olive oil was sensational. Fruity with a fresh grass and olive aroma it sparkled through its gold, green colour and proved the perfect vehicle for dipping and dunking Mantra’s freshly baked bread. Creative canapés also accompanied the wine tasting complementing the vino-compilation perfectly.

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya launches Prime Dining at T55 New York Grill Room >> from L1

"The latest culinary trend of pairing a steak with cocktails comes to life at T55 New York Grill Room through an extensive cocktail list to pair with the succulent meat dishes," explains Asker Skaarup Bay, executive chef of Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya."Our signature Bloody Larger – a twist on the classic Bloody Mary – takes a handcrafted cocktail to another level with a blend of Tito's handmade vodka and the restaurant's own secret recipe." Diners can also complement their meal with a selection of fine wines from around the world which are available from the cellar by the glass or by the bottle. To round off a fabulous feast, another signature offering that exemplifies T55 New York Grill Room's innovative approach and unaffected air is Cookies & Milk – a chocolate chip cookie that's shaped into an edible cup with warm thick milk poured into it for the perfect sweet memento. T55 is a stylish, spacious and comfortable venue for dinner enhanced by floor to ceiling windows that frame the stunning natural surroundings. The restaurant's arresting design, enticing flavours and trailblazing culinary concepts bring together urban sophistication and tropical elegance to create a unique prime dining experience.


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Pattaya Marathon 2016 Dusit Thani Pattaya joins the 25th King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon Dusit Thani Pattaya staff led by incoming general manager Neoh Kean Boon in representing the hotel at the 25th King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon to promote the resort city as a sports and tourism destination for international athletes. Over 10,000 marathon enthusiasts joined the annual run that featured a seaside route to showcase the spectacular coastal views to both the runners and their supporters. Dusit Thani Pattaya has been supporting the event since its inception in cooperation with the Athletic Association of Thailand, local government and tourism officials.

Hilton Pattaya Joins King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon 2016 Hilton Pattaya led by Chatree Ngamsuwan, chief together with hotel team members completed the King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon 2016 for tourism and to the increasing needs for international marathon events as well as to raise awareness of Pattaya as one of a leading sports tourism destinations especially among international travellers.There were an estimated 10,000 runners in the marathon this year.

Pullman Pattaya Hotel G joins Pattaya Marathon 2016 Participants from Pullman Pattaya Hotel G participated in the annual King’s Cup Pattaya Marathon 2016. Setting off at 6:30 am, the team ran in the Fun Run category, for a distance of 3.7 km together with a host of other runners. The event aimed to showcase the city as a sporting tourism destination, with Pullman Pattaya Hotel G also joining the race to raise awareness of staying healthy. Routed in five categories, the Fun Run race was meant for amateur runners and those who love jogging for health. The event was also open for enthusiastic athletes in wheelchairs to join the mini marathon race.

Feeling the Burn at Mercure Pattaya Hotel Pattaya Marathon 2016 General Manager Gerald Hougardy and the team from Mercure Hotel Pattaya participated in the 25th Pattaya Marathon. The team took part in every competition including the 42 kilometer, 21 kilometer, 10 kilometer and 3 kilometer races. Mercure Pattaya was proud to be part of Pattaya’s biggest and most fun annual event and are eagerly looking forward to the next one.


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PEACH Welcomes Allianz Ayudhya BRITAIN for Agency Leaders Seminar 2016

NEW SERVICE

Renew Your UK Passport Without Visiting Bangkok The procedure for obtaining or renewing a British passport in Thailand is now complex. We can assist you, check forms and documents and submit the application and collect the passport on your behalf. Our comprehensive visa services also include: - Visas for Thais visiting all countries worldwide - Visa extensions for foreigners in Thailand - Retirement, marriage and education visas - Company registration and work permits - Marriage service and registration - English teaching and test centre

Successful business record for almost 20 years

Panga Vathanakul, managing director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group (2nd from right) welcomed Bryan Smith, president & CEO of Allianz Ayudhya Assurance PCL (2nd from left), Vithaya Charnpanich, chief agency officer (left) and Patchara Taveechaiwattana, chief market management officer (right) at the award-winning Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH). More than 1,000 delegates of Allianz Ayudhya Assurance PCL joined this year’s Agency Leaders Seminar under the theme “Dare to…We are with you.” Apart from the range of educational sessions conducted by Allianz Ayudhya’s best trainers, the final night of the seminar also included an exclusive party which showcased a performance from The Star Singers.

Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa Welcomes Cast & Crew of Songkram Nangngam Series

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Mobile: 081 754 9342 or 084 362 6574 Tel: 038 711 145 Fax: 038 710 163 Email: changvisa@gmail.com

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Hotel Promotions Get yourself ready for the upcoming Baraquda pool party

Thanet Supornsahasrungsi, director of Sunshine Hotels & Resorts, and Krissana Uthaisri, resident manager of Ravindra Beach Resort & Spa, welcomed the cast and crew of the popular drama television series Songkhram Nangngam Season 2 shooting at the Resort. The episode broadcasts every Monday and Tuesday at 8:30 to 10 pm on GMM Channel "One".

The Green Park Resort and Loma Resort Welcomes Thai Playboy Bunny Sunshine Hotels & Resorts' Group Director Thanet Supornsahasrungsi (2nd right) together with Executive Director Thana Supornsahasrungsi (2nd left) welcomed the Playboy models during their visit for swimwear photo and VDO shooting with Playboy Thailand Magazine at The Green Park Resort and Loma Resort, Pattaya.

Media Golf Day at Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club

It’s time to get really wet and a little bit wild at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel’s latest and greatest pool party on Saturday August 6 from 2 to 9 pm. Our 4th, can’t miss cool by the pool event will have you soaking up the vibes as you groove the afternoon and evening away to the sounds of in-demand and hot as hell international DJ’s VLADI, Lisa Blue Star, Neil Thorpe and OSKAR and take in the bodacious bodies and crazy curves of our sultry, sexy and sinful girls and buffed to the max six-pack guys and for an entrance fee 300 baht you’ll get 1 complimentary drink and special offer for early birds- enjoy a free one hour all-you-can-eat freshlygrilled BBQ from 3 to 4 pm. So what are you waiting for? Mark Saturday August 6 off in your diary and get wet at the weekend at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel, Pattaya’s hippest and most happening luxury boutique hotel. For more information and reservations, contact 038 769 999 or info@hotelbaraquda.com

Organisers of King’s Cup Golf Thailand 2016 invited members of media for a dinner at Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club in preparation for the recently concluded event.


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SUBARU FORESTER AWD 2.0i-P The GO Anywhere Family SUV with "More Grip Less Slip"

Come hell or high water I'll take Subaru Forester with maximum visibility, space, utility and symmetrical Full Time All Wheel Drive. We do know the "Subie" fast and furious, pocketby John K. Lindgren rockets Impreza WRX Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com and WRX STi the legendary flat boxerengine rally champions and boy racers. Now, what about Subaru Forester? First, Subaru XV the smaller, popular 2.0 liter crossover XV. Entry level model priced 998,000 baht. Subaru Forester, the big brother like XV is also assembled in Malaysia by Tan Chong International for the ASEAN regional markets. This explains the competitive pricing. Our tester, the Forester Premium spec model, costs 1,398,000 baht including all the bells and whistles. Exterior: SUBARU FORESTER has got the classic, solid SUV looks. The nose with the trademark chrome accented Subaru grille the blue badge displaying the Pleiades star constellation. Headlamps with LED Day Time Running Lights including the cool vertical LED's. Side view boasts 17 inch alloys and flared wheel-arched. Notice the raised suspension with 220 mm ground clearance. The SUV rear view shows new chunky taillights and a cool rear roof spoiler. Interior: Climb in and feel the spacious lofty cabin and commanding view for the driver. A stylish, functional in-car environment featuring premium leather black upholstery and powerseats for driver and front passenger. These well bolstered, adjustable power seats make a big difference on long road trips. No low-back pain. Trust me. The dashboard (some call it fascia!) and the center console with crisp instrument graphics and big A/C buttons. The infotainment 7 inch HD touch screen connects your smartphone through Bluetooth or USB port and the clear maps in NAVI system.

On top of the dash the 6.4 inch LCD multi-function display with all driving information: ambient and A/C temperature, fan speed, time: digital and a crisp blue analog clock plus distance to empty (tank) also, average fuel consumption and current fuel consumption etc. Excellent display feature. More goodies: The cavernous XLsize cargo space with easy to operate electric tailgate withmemory function and soft close mechanism. No more slamming the tail door. Boom! For the driver, sporty super car inspired aluminum pedals and driver's foot rest. The leather wrapped multi function steering wheel which tilts up-down and telescopes in-out. Few mass market cars have both tilt/telescope mode due to cost saving. Another unique feature, the "arrow" turn signals integrated into the side view mirror surface. This keeps you more alert when making turns or shifting lanes. Safety: top 5-star EURO NCAP rating. Impressive passive safety and SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) with front-side and curtain airbags. Plus driver's side knee airbag. Engine: What makes all Subaru vehicles so special? Their famous engines like Forester's 2.0 litter naturally-aspirated (non turbo) flat-four boxer petrol motor pumping out 150 horse power and 198 Nm torque mated to a Lineartronic Subaru CVT gearbox. Fuel consumption average 12.6 km/l. Recommended fuel petrol (gasoline) or Gasohol 95. By the way the legendary German sport car Porsche also uses flat or horizontally-opposed boxer engines. Low center of gravity (GC) better handling.

Drive: The best all-round visibility in comparison to other crossover SUV's in the market. The Subaru flat boxer engine rumble is a sweet sound. Especially during acceleration using the paddle shifters, passing other vehicles at motorway speeds. When the traffic thins out. You engage to the cruise control. Our Subaru Forester road test takes destination the evergreen Phetchabun province and the mountainous Khao Kho National Park sometimes called “Switzerland of Thailand. Here temperature drops to 23 centigrade as we negotiate the serpentine roads in the dark. On a final steep descent. Press the “X-Mode” button and the Hill Descent Control kicks in. Going up the hill X-Mode again takes control of the engine and transmission without losing traction. This means no free-spinning tires when the going gets rough. Subaru calls it “Confidence in all conditions”. Verdict: Here is versatile family SUV for daily school and work runs and week-end up-country National Park sojourns. Exercise and shopping routines with enough cargo space for golf bags, skateboards and bicycles. Or the IKEA flat-pack big shopping spree. My recommendation go for a test-drive. There are 13 showrooms in metropolitan BKK region and 11 Subaru showrooms up-country.

Subaru Forester 2.0i Premium Engine: 2.0 Liter Flat-4 Boxer Power: 150 hp Torque:198 Nm Transmission: CTV Auto AWD Fuel consumption: 12.6 Km/l Price: 1,398,000 baht www.subaru.asia/th/en/home/ www.subaru.asia/th/en/buying/ showroom-locations/ www.motorimage.net


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Mick & Di PASTA PASTA The Food Lovers

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An Affordable Trip to Italy A culinary find awaits if you travel through Ambassador City’s impressive gates and keep going until you hit the glorious sandy beach of Na Jomtien, the azure ocean and a sparkling swimming pool. There you will find two dazzling white architect designed restaurants. The appealing white pavilion complete with clock tower, is the subject of this issue’s review Pasta Pasta. A huge terrace graces the forecourt of this charming restaurant comfortably furnished with masses of seating for that languid lunch overlooking the sea or al fresco dining under the stars. Inside the décor is elegant resonating with Italian ambiance, the colour scheme echoing their patriotic flag. Cosily upholstered red velvet seating, starched white tablecloths and green napery are set against traditional brick faced walls. The décor and menu are completed by the presence of a huge state of the art wood burning pizza oven. Chef Claudio Viale is the master chef in charge of this kitchen. His culinary travels have taken him across many continents and his knowledge of Italian cuisine is considerable. The menu is photo specific and extensive packed with Italian favourites with some culinary surprises along the way. We chose a B.490 antipasto misto for 2 (mixed

appetizers) to get under way. A generous platter of various salamis, oil-steeped vegetables, artichokes, cheese, anchovies, olives, and baby peppers stuffed with tuna filled the platter. The Provolone (a pulled curd cheese) managed to be tart and creamy at the same time. The salamis were Coppa, Milano and Napoli all top quality and served at peak condition. With this we were drinking a Tuscan Chianti, medium dry with light tannins, it proved the perfect companion for the Italian fare to come. What else could we sample now but the eponymous pasta. There is an official statistic for

pasta consumption in Italy, it is believed that the average Italian eats something like 28 kilos of pasta per year. That’s a lot of pasta so no surprises that it is so close to every Italian’s heart. Here at Pasta Pasta the extensive menu encompasses spaghetti, linguine, penne, egg fettuccine, cannelloni, pappardelle, ravioli and lasagna served with a myriad of signature sauces. Chef Claudio has created some memorable, innovative pasta dishes which are sensational. I chose the ravioli filled with spinach and cheese in white wine sauce with smoked Norwegian salmon sautéed with leek and pumpkin. The flavour combinations in this were also remarkable. On reading the ingredients it seemed a myriad of tastes to savor in one dish. It was but it worked and I loved it. Main courses run the gamut of Italian fare from fritto misto to mussels in tomato sauce to Italian pork sausages with sautéed mushrooms and baked potatoes. Meat lovers are well served with beef tenderloin with green peppercorn sauce and rib eye grilled with garlic and rosemary. We chose one of chef’s latest fish dishes, namely Sea Bass pan-fried and served with a trio of home made sauces, pesto,

mayonnaise and a herby tomato. The sum of the parts all perfectly executed together with a perfect portion of pan fried fish. I haven’t even told you about the pizzas yet. We like the fact that they come in two sizes from B.130 for a small with the large size (perfect for sharing) coming in from B.250. Toppings cover the traditional options from quattro stagioni (B.200/370) to the creative with mushrooms, prawns, sun dried tomatoes and smoked scamorza cheese. Sautéed spinach, pine nuts and heart of artichokes are also much ordered as is the popular calzone (a folded stuffed pizza). The latest addition to the portfolio is a pizza Carbonara born from tourists combining their two top dishes. Chef Claudio reiterated that all his products down to the smallest caper are imported from Italy. Attention to detail is critical, even the hydroponic salad ingredients and vegetables are

grown in chef’s restaurant garden and harvested daily making for fresh,vibrant greenery. You will not be able to resist the desserts at Pasta Pasta, we couldn’t. Before calling it a night we just had to sample, probably the most renowned pud in Europe, tiramisu. Chef Claudio’s version is exquisite. His personally made rendition, was fluffy, light with a dash of espresso and liquer - oooh my goodness, it was heavenly, plus we tried the new ice cream lava desserts which come in a multitude of mouth watering flavours but we plumped for chocolate and it was an icy bomb of pure pleasure – do try one. STOP PRESS: Mention you heard about Pasta Pasta in Pattaya Today to receive a 10% discount. Pasta Pasta is located on Ambassador City grounds at the beachfront end. Open daily from 11.30 am till 11.00 pm. Tel: (038) 255 501.


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F&B Promotions Ripe red tomatoes for healthy zesty meals at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Plump, ripe, red tomatoes are very much a nutritious and colourful attraction at Oasis, the all-day restaurant at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, with three special tomato dishes on the menu throughout August. A fresh tomato and basil salad, bursting with flavour and with added mascarpone cheese, bruschetta and toasted pistachio, is a wonderfully healthy and zesty light meal at any time of the day. The price is 200 baht ++. Heirloom tomatoes sliced paper-thin to form a carpaccio and served with goat cheese crumbles and grilled ciabatta bread makes a wonderful appetiser and is priced at 200 baht ++. For a main course, the earthy flavour of roasted tomatoes packed with sweet leeks as the filling to a ricotta lasagne, price 320 baht ++, is a satisfying and nutritious dish. Oasis is on the lower lobby level and is open from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations call 038 714 981.

Mothers’ Beach BBQ Treat at InterContinental Pattaya Resort Celebrate Mother’s Day in style, this year, with a beach BBQ to remember, at InterContinental Pattaya Resort! On August 12, indulge in an unlimited dining experience, from our special Mother’s Day BBQ menu. With soup, salad and sides, order hot off the grill from our selected, succulent meats, fish and seafood delights, topped off with delectable desserts. Show your mother the appreciation she deserves, with a beachside, unlimited BBQ and a sweet chocolate gift for each mother to take home. Our Mothers’ Beach BBQ Treat serves from 6 pm to 10 pm at 1,299 baht ++ per person and 650 baht ++ per child. Make it a family affair! For more information and reservation, contact 038 259888 or e-mail: icpattaya@ihg.com Website: www.intercontinental.com/pattayaresort | www.facebook.com/InterContinentalPattaya

Glenmorangie Whiskey Dinner at Bai Yun, Banyan Tree Bangkok An evening of delectable pairing awaits you at Bai Yun where Chinese favourites are “married” with one of the world’s most revered Scottish whiskey distilleries: Glenmorangie. Enjoy a 5-course dinner of traditional Chinese cuisine, with each dish perfectly paired with an equally crafted whiskey ranging from the classic 10YO to the more refined 18YO. A dining experience that promises to take on a whole new world of flavours. Seating is limited, book now to avoid disappointment. Located on 59th floor Open daily: 6 pm to 10:30 pm. For more information and reservations, contact 02 679 1200.

Pizza Lover on Board

A Taste of Thai

at Mix Bistro and Reflection Bar, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien

at Mantra Restaurant & Bar

Lest’s enjoy an authentic homemade pizza and get to choose in 8 flavors, Mediterranean, Hawaiian, Carbonara, Prosciutto, Hot Rod, The Bistro Favorite, Mega Meat Lover and the Maris’s signature pizza, a really must try. You can select two flavors in one pizza. Available everyday at Mix Bistro and Reflection Bar. Get special 20% discount for Centara The 1 Card holder.

Throughout the month of August, Mantra Restaurant & Bar proudly presents fresh and abundant Thai cuisine for a taste of Thai. Indulge in sumptuous Thai specialities, as we take you on a journey with popular Thai dishes such as Tom Yum Goong, wok-fried seafood, spicy papaya salad, chicken green curry and Phad Thai Goong. Stimulate your taste buds with a luscious Thai dinner, starting at 240 baht. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is open daily from 5 pm to 1 am.

For more information and reservation, call to 038 103 333 or e-mail: cmj@chr.co.th

For more information, contact Mantra Restaurant & Bar at 038 429 591, e-mail: email@mantra-pattaya.com or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com.

Mother’s Day Special

Tender veal is a real treat

at Benihana Pattaya

at Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Benihana Pattaya and enjoy the mouth-watering Teppanyaki menu, available from August 9 to 15. Plus, every mother who dines at Benihana during this period will receive Teppanyaki Salmon served with Hibachi Brown Rice, with a booking of 3 or more people.

Tender veal is a mainstay of Italian cooking anywhere, and Acqua, at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, has three special veal dishes on the menu throughout August. Veal escallops breaded and combined with crabmeat makes an intriguing blend of flavours, and is priced at 890 baht ++. Veal Milanese is a Northern Italian recipe in which veal escallops are served with baked eggplant and cheese, price 990 baht ++. Also on the menu is a rack of veal prepared with potato frittata and served with a sauce of morel mushrooms, priced at 1,790 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, Saturday and Sunday from 6 pm to 11 pm.

For more information and reservations contact Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa 038 412 120 ext.1395.

Seafood Lovers Sensational Seafood Buffet at Ginger & The World Restaurants, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld To satisfy the appetite of all seafood lovers, you will find a great variety of luscious seafood including Maine lobster, tiger prawns, mussels, clams, crabs, fishes, seafood on ice and more. You can have your choice of seafood prepared by our chefs any way you like at our live cooking stations. Then, pick your favourite seafood dipping sauces and get ready to dig in, knowing that you can have as many of those perfectly grilled delicacies as you wish. There are also Japanese food stalls to entice your love for sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki and also Chinese kiosks to appease your cravings for roasted duck, roasted pork, dim sum, dumplings and buns. The desserts are also simply divine , be sure to leave room for our extensive dessert buffet with mouthwatering selection of International and Thai desserts, a wide range of homemade ice cream, fresh regional fruit and many more sweet treats. All this for only 999 baht ++ per person (including soft drink). The Seafood Buffet is available every Friday and Saturday night from 6 pm onwards. For information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or e-mail diningcgcw@chr.co.th

For reservations, call 038 714 981.

Cooking with Mom at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G This Mother’s Day, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G is exclusively celebrating the love of the kitchen with Mom for just 12 teams! On August 12, join chef Yongyuth at the Mother’s Day Cooking Class to prepare and enjoy his signature recipes, specially created for Mother’s Day only. Enroll now to participate in this complimentary culinary class for just the first 12 entrants. The class consists of two signature Thai dish demonstrations, with preparation and cooking taking place in the shopping zone that will be converted intoclassic Thai market stylefrom which to collect the ingredients. When the class is finished, each team will be rewarded with a Cooking Class certificate and a souvenir Tuxedo apron. Submit your cooking crew of two or three persons to reserve your session by Friday 12th, 12 pm and let’s see you at the classroom! For more information and reservation, call 038 411 940-8.

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


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ALI BABA

Ali Baba also has a considerable take-away service available. Their delivery area is extensive spreading from Pattaya-Jomtien to the other side of Sukhumvit (as far as the crocodile farm). Delivery charges depend on the zone (starting at B.50) and the minimum order has to be B.150. Simply call the number below and they endeavour to deliver within 45 minutes depending on your location. For home deliveries call: (038) 423 227. Whether you are a long-time Indian food lover or trying it for the first time, do visit Ali Baba and let the

ambiance and broad range of spicing introduce you to the cuisine of the Punjab. The quality and quantity are more than generous (we have never left without taking home a doggie bag!) This is lip smacking, honest, wholesome food which we whole-heartedly recommend. See you there. Ali Baba is located on Pattaya Klang (Central Road) next to the Krung Thai Bank, Pattaya City, at the Beach Road end. Open daily from 11.00 am till midnight. Tel: 038 361 620 or 038 429 626 or visit www.alibabarestaurantpattaya.com.

Pattaya’s Longest Serving Curry House Ali Baba was a poor woodcutter from The Arabian Nights who gained entrance to the treasure cave of the forty thieves by saying the magic words, “Open Sesame!” Here in Pattaya entry into Ali Baba’s Indian restaurant is just as rewarding. It carries the crown for the longest serving Indian restaurant having survived the fads and caprices of Pattaya’s restaurant world for 27 years. The longevity of this Indian curry house speaks volumes for the consistency of food, reasonable prices and friendliness of the staff. Indian cuisine crosses all culinary demographics and when an Australian friend suggested we dine at Ali Baba together with his Thai guest this fact was in evidence demonstrated by the three continents represented at our table. To enter Ali Baba is indeed to set foot inside a treasure trove. The stairs are lined with the swag of the fictional thieves, the gold ceilings gleam and glisten and the entire exotic décor bursts with colour and olfactory gratification. The smell, ah! the smell: pungent aromatic spices redolent with turmeric, cumin, and garam masala tantalise the sensory

organs. Is there a more welcoming mouth-watering scent to get the taste buds jumping than Indian curry ingredients? We ordered drinks, perused the menu and sat back in anticipation of the Punjabi treats to come. We raised the curtain on our dining out with an Ali Baba 20 Thieves selection of meats, seafood, chicken and Indian cheese (B.575). Tandoor roasted chicken and paneer cheese, peshwari kebab (succulent lamb pieces barbequed with spices and yoghurt), seekh kebab (skewered minced lamb kebabs), chicken minced kebabs and tandoori king prawns were (generously) stacked on to a sizzling hot plate of spiced onions and brought crackling to our table – and what a “cracker” of a dish this was! The succulence of the meats was superb and the spicing delightful. The accompanying pickles and sauces added extra sparkle and we were in subcontinent culinary heaven. All these items can be ordered separately of course together with their famous butterfly deep fried prawns (B.550), samosas, bhajis, and one of our

favourites: aloo chat (a speciality spiced potato salad). We followed this with an order of lamb vindaloo, spinach curry with paneer and aloo gobi (B.185). All had the aroma, flavours and consistency of quality that we have come to expect from this Indian eatery. We like to enjoy the curries with some of their superb breads, either naan, paratha, rotis or our preference, puri (fried flour bread). If you are unfamiliar with Indian cuisine, a good introduction would be to order a “Tali” (literally means tray). Here an array of small dishes is gathered together with breads and a dessert. They come in the vegetarian version (B.590) or the meaty kind at B.675 which would include lamb tikka, tandoori chicken, tandoori king prawns, prawn kooman, rogan josh, butter chicken, vegetable curries, garlic nam, puri, pulao rice and the famous Indian sweet, gulab jamun. A definite feast of flavours and it would certainly set you on the road to becoming an Indian food fan. Another option would be to order from their set meals for a balanced combination of dishes.

Hotel Promotions Mother’s Day Treats at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Celebrate Mother’s Day throughout August 2016 at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. The resort is offering “Mother’s Day Package” for making great memories. Enjoy a peaceful time with your mother in Deluxe Premier Garden View Room, include breakfast. Exclusive for mother only; one complimentary buffet dinner at Garden Cafe and one time 60 minute spa treatment at Royal Garden Spa. Package price starts from 4,999 baht ++ per room, per night. Make your mother feel more special than ever this year. Terms & Conditions apply. For more information and reservations call 038 412 120 or email: pattayamarriott@minor.com

Chill Out Friday Night Party at Mercure Pattaya Hotel It’s Party Time again! Mercure Pattaya Hotel invites you and your friends for their 2nd Chill Out Party Night on Friday, August 5. Entrance is free and you’ll receive one complimentary drink with all other fantastic food and delicious drinks at only 100 baht. So make a date in your diary and enjoy live band and cool music at Aqua Bar from 6 pm to 1 am at the party to end all parties! For further information or to reserve a table call 038 425 050 or visit www.mercurepattaya.com

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Toxic lifestyles – What about detoxification, what can we do to help our bodies? by Thonglor Clinic

As the most powerful antioxidant in the body, glutathione works around the clock to remove toxins. And yet, few people recognize its importance. Glutathione is likely to get more attention in the near future. In terms of staying healthy, it is one of the most important molecules in the body. Glutathione is a triple threat to toxins. It neutralizes free radicals, enhances the immune system and detoxifies the liver. The trappings of modern life — everything from refined foods to over-the-counter painkillers to stress — rob the body of this vital antioxidant. And, even if you’re doing everything right, aging takes a bite. Around age 45, our glutathione levels start to slip. Ultimately, those levels can dip as much as 50 percent below optimal as we age. Some scientists are now wondering if low glutathione levels aren’t partly to blame for the free-radical-induced illnesses so common in middle age and later, such as Alzheimer’s, cancer and heart disease. Gloota-what? Most glutathione is made inside the body from three amino acids: glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. In addition, some foods, particularly asparagus, spinach, avocado and squash, are high in a plant version of glutathione that the body converts to replenish its supply. Cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, processed foods and certain

medications deplete the body’s reserves of glutathione. Stress and toxic surroundings may pose an even bigger threat to our body’s glutathione supply. Cleanup Crew Found throughout the body, glutathione is concentrated in the liver. The body’s primary detox organ, the liver is charged with giving nutrients the nod to be absorbed and giving toxins the boot. Glutathione owes much of its detoxifying prowess to cysteine. This is why vegetables high in sulfur, including garlic and onions, have been at the heart of detoxification diets for years. Another plant substance, called cyanohydroxybutene (found in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage) helps restock the body’s glutathione supply. Green tea and fish oil also house substances that switch on genes responsible for making glutathione. Aerobic exercise and yoga are thought to increase glutathione levels as well. Glutathione Supplementation Logically, if more glutathione means better detoxification, people with the highest levels of the powerful antioxidant should live the longest. That was the theory that drove Danish researchers to enroll 41 centenarians in a study of glutathione levels. Their results, published in the journal Age and Ageing, found that glutathione levels were highest in the healthiest seniors. Glutathione can be injected intravenously to help the liver

Health Promotion Reward Your Body with Royal Cliff’s Health & Relax Package Take a well-deserved break and treat yourself to Royal Cliff ’s Health and Relax package! Spend a healthy holiday with this special package exclusively designed for those looking to relax and rejuvenate the mind and body this busy season. Enjoy free private classes and training sessions as well as massage treatments of your choice along with a lavish stay that will exceed your expectations. For those who desire a peaceful and rejuvenating retreat, this is the perfect getaway especially made just for you! The Health and Relax package is available until 31 October 2016. Book now and indulge in a well-deserved luxurious holiday that you have longed for!

perform its functions. It is used in people with liver failure to help them handle the toxins building up in their body and it is usually combined with vitamin C to boost up its efficacy. As a side effect it gives a pinkish hue to the skin, something that Asians are very fond of. Aesthetic medicine has adopted glutathione with open arms in Thailand. Come and discuss your detoxification plan with our doctor. You will be surprised how well you will feel after. Contact Thonglor Clinic Pattaya on 038 252 055.

Package includes: • Luxurious accommodation with complimentary breakfast buffet (breakfasts for 4 pax offered for 2 bedroom suites) • Fresh and healthy welcome drink & refreshing towel upon arrival • Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout your stay • Complimentary tropical fruit basket in room • 1 hour massage treatment of your choice from the following options: Aromatherapy Full Body Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and Thai Massage • 1 hour free use of tennis or squash courts between the hours of 8:00 am 5:00 pm. Coaching included. • 1 hour private class of your choice (choose one of the options: Aerobics, Yoga and Pilates) • 1 hour of personal training session with a personal trainer • 10 percent discount on food throughout your stay in all 11 restaurants • 10 percent discount at our luxurious Cliff Spa For more information or to make reservations, call Reservations at (66 38)250 421 ext 2732, e-mail: reservations@royalcliff.com


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Spa Promotions

Laser For Spider Veins Problem Telangiectasias or spider veins are dilated superficial veins. Facial spider veins generally appear on the nose, chin or cheek area and often occur in rosacea. These veins are most commonly red,

SPAarkling Foot Massage at Tea Tree Spa, Holiday Inn Pattaya Tea Tree Spa invites you to experience its unique treatment with the 60 minutes SPArkling Foot Massage package. Price starts from 1,990 baht net/couple. Sit back and enjoy an hour long foot massage while sipping some sparkling wine. Experience the bliss in your mind, body and soul as our professional masseure gently works on the right pressure points. SPAarkling foot massage will lower your blood pressure, warm your heart and give you an hour of total relaxation. Terms and Conditions: - Promotion valid from now until December 31 - Tea Tree Spa reserves right to alter conditions or cancel this promotion without prior notice. - Advance booking is required. Tea Tree Spa — a calm and refreshing sanctuary from the stresses of life where you’ll relax the body, soothe the soul and feel the spirit soar. A visit to one of Pattaya’s best luxury spas, Tea Tree Spa will help you get more out of your stay. Located on 5th floor, Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information, call 038 725 555 ext. 3902.

Oriental Jasmine Journey with a Gift for Your Beloved Mom at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok This month, Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok will be celebrating your lovely days with your beloved mothers with a delectable “Oriental Jasmine” spa treatment, designed to enchant the senses with the alluring aroma of the night-blooming jasmine. Featuring local plant essences, this specially-created two-hour treatment regime begins with a ‘foot cleansing ritual’ to set the stage for the relaxing interlude to follow. A jasmine-scented salt body scrub procedure will be performed, then a jasmine-infused body mask and wrap. After a shower, an aromatic oil ‘Oriental’ scalp massage will follow, complete jasmine tea and a traditional Thai dessert. Then each guest gets to take home a gift – the Spa Cenvaree’s own exclusive ‘White Jasmine’ gift-set that includes shower gel and body lotion. This aromatic package will be available at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok’s SPA Cenvaree from now until August 31, and is priced at 2,800 baht per person. For more information or reservation, contact Spa Cenvaree at tel. 02 541 1234 ext 4292 and 4567, e-mail: spacenvareecglb@chr.co.th

Happy Mother’s Day through “Jasmine Herbal Facial” at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya Let an aromatic blend of sweet, subtle jasmine and the refreshing green herbal such as lime leaves, mint, lemon, aloe gel and rosemary in a “Jasmine Herbal Facial” comfort every mom this Mother’s Day. The treatment starts with a deep milky cleansing together with aromatic lemon & lime oatmeal face scrub to eliminate impurities and refine skin texture for a smooth complexion, followed by a warm rosemary compress and jasmine aromatic facial massage to ease all facial muscles, boost circulation and firm skin. After the massage, an Aloe gel mask is applied to rehydrate the skin. Complete this wonderful treat with a finishing application of face and eye moisturizer to ensure that every mom’s skin becomes clean, bright and soft. Price: 1,900 baht ++ (60 mins.) Validity: August 1 – 31, 2016 For more information, contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya 038 371 044 or e-mail pattaya@devaranaspa.com

Marma Abhyanga Magical Massage at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld Enjoy Marma Abhyanga massage with a skilled massage therapist at Spa Cenvaree, 26th floor, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. You will be treated to a relaxing full body massage designed to release blocked energy from your physique and emotions, as well as bringing balance back into the body with this rejuvenating massage using Ayurvedic medicated oils to alleviate mental and physical stress. The Marma Abhyanga massage uses pressure points to stimulate vital energy sources and rejuvenate strength throughout the body which can give a deep feeling of stability and warmth. This treatment works on the physical and energetic levels of your wellbeing as well as harmonises and stimulates the organ functions and immunity of the body, priced at 2,400 baht ++ per person for 60 minutes and 2,800 baht ++ per person for 90 minutes. For more information or treatment reservation, contact Spa Cenvaree 02 100 1234 ext. 6511, 6516 or e-mail: spacgcw@chr.co.th

by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen

Symptoms: Burning or itching are the most common symptoms of spider veins.

Incidence and Causes: Nearly 70% of all women and 30% of men will develop some type of venous disorder. No one knows exactly the cause of spider veins, but several factors, including heredity, are believed to cause a person to be more likely to develop them. Oral contraceptives, hormone changes and therapy, sun exposure, and the natural aging process also may contribute to their development. Spider veins may also be related to rosacea and other trauma to the skin, or may be heredity. It may resemble a "star" with numerous small veins radiating from a center point, or they can also appear as fine, separate lines, a web-like maze, or as "branches" from a single "tree trunk." These red, blue or purple thread-like lines may develop on any part of the body, including the face, but most often appear on the thighs, calves, or buttocks. The condition is associated with increased pressure to the veins. The gold standard treatment for spider veins is laser. Laser vein removal is an easy, fast, and effective way to treat superficial veins. Laser therapy has been used in medicine for more than 30 years. Advances in technology have helped develop many different lasers. The laser uses a focused beam of light. In the treatment of veins, the wavelength of light is targeted to the pigment in the blood. The laser heats up the small vein and destroys it. The laser beam is focused and does not damage the nearby skin tissue. Over a period of four to six weeks, the vein is reabsorbed by the body and disappears. What type of laser is used to treat spider veins? The most common laser used to treat spider veins is the Nd: YAG Laser system. It is a hand held device and also has a cooling tip to minimize the discomfort during the therapy. How does the laser work? The Nd YAG laser pierces the skin and penetrates the superficial blood vessel. The heat generated from the laser coagulates the blood inside the vessel causing it to collapse and seal. Over the next few weeks, the vessel will disappear and all the blood will be removed by the body's scavenging cells. The newer laser treatments allow the delivery of a precise dosage of energy to each blood vessel without injuring any nearby structures. The procedure is done in a doctor's office or clinic and usually takes less than 10-20 minutes. In most cases, only the very small superficial veins are treated with a laser. The majority of individuals do not require any type of anesthesia, but for those who are squeamish or anticipate pain, the physician may apply a topical anesthetic 20 minutes prior to the procedure. Most current day lasers also have a cooling system which prevents the tip of the laser from getting hot. During your treatment, you may feel a slight tingling sensation as the laser fires. If the individual feels any pain, a topical local anesthetic is applied 20 minutes before the procedure. Soon after the procedure, you may feel a slight

bump on the skin which will disappear in the next 2-4 hours. The area may also appear slightly redder and occasionally may be bruised. Are there any precautions after laser therapy? After laser therapy, it is strongly recommended that one keep away from the sun. Healing can be facilitated by wearing support hose. The pain is minimal and one may take any over the counter pain medications. After treatment, there is no down time. You can resume all of your normal activities immediately afterward. It is generally recommended that the treatments be spaced four to six weeks apart. If new veins appear, additional treatments are required for optimum results. Most patients report a high degree of satisfaction with the procedure and relief at no longer having to hide unsightly veins. The treated areas are noticeably clearer and in most cases the skin continues to improve with each successive treatment. You can see results right after the treatment but the majority of spider veins will disappear within two to four weeks, and in some cases even longer, it depends how deep the vien is. What are potential complications of laser therapy? The risks associated with laser vein therapy are minimal. Your eyes will be shielded during the treatments. Most facilities use state-of-the-art cooling systems, thus the treatments are low risk and relatively pain-free. It takes 2- 3 treatments to achieve a very good result. What causes spider veins? Spider veins are typically caused by abnormal blood flow and weakening of the blood vessel wall. Any condition or activity that places pressure on the veins (like weight gain, prolonged sitting or standing) can contribute to their development. Spider veins increase with age and thus are quite common in the elderly. There is also a genetic basis, since spider veins do tend to run in families. In pregnancy, spider veins are quite common and have been associated with an increase in the female sex hormone, estrogen. Estrogen is known to weaken the walls of the veins and may contribute to the development of spider veins. During pregnancy, spider veins are most common in the 2nd trimester.

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Fitness Promotion Fitness activity promotions to get you jumping for joy! Purchase one of our packages when you join LIFESTYLES ON 26, located on 26th floor, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld to kick start your fitness routine. We offer a variety of promotions to help get you on your way and stay motivated in achieving your fitness goals: Purchase a class activity package and receive a complimentary membership • A package of 10 vouchers at 3,500 baht and receive a 1 month free membership. • A package of 20 vouchers at 6,000 baht and receive 2 months free membership. Purchase a Personal training package and receive a complimentary membership • A personal training package of 10 sessions at 10,000 baht and receive a 2 months free membership. Become a member today! Take advantage of this special offer throughout this month until August 31st, 2016. For more information, call 02 100 6299


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Hurricane – Nick Fradiani

Hurricane is the upcoming debut studio album by American Idol season 14 winner Nick Fradiani. It will be released on August 5, 2016 by Big Machine Records. Following Fradiani's Idol win, he played a number of radiosponsored concerts, as well as working on new songs with writers including Paul Doucette. On May 5, 2016, Fradiani revealed the album's release date and title Hurricane, named after a track co-written with Jason Mraz and with Fradiani's Beach Avenue guitarist, Nick Abraham. Putting his electrifying melodies and contagious confidence on full display, Fradiani also released snippets of the recorded versions of various songs from the album, sometimes accompanied by "behind the songs" videos, posting every Friday starting in late May 2016 through August 5. Discover more of his sound on www.facebook.com/NickFradianiMusic. Nick co-wrote 11 of the 12 tracks – including the album's lead single "Get You Home" released on March 11, 2016 – and has continued to captivate audiences nationwide with his vocal swagger and songwriting panache.

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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya Suicide Squad

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writers Genre

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writers Genre

August 4, 2016 Margot Robbie, David Harbour, Jared Leto David Ayer David Ayer, John Ostrander Action | Crime | Fantasy

A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

August 11, 2016 Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter James Bobin Linda Woolverton , Lewis Carroll Adventure | Family | Fantasy

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

Tiny1 Astronomy Camera Bonx Wearable Walkie Talkie

Plenty of cameras can take pictures of the night sky, but very few were actually built specifically for it. The Tiny1 Astronomy Camera pairs a sensor that's particularly good in low-light with advanced image processing to create striking images of stars, whole constellations, and planets in far less time than a traditional DSLR. It can also take timelapse videos in 2.5K resolution, and should you have trouble finding a subject, it can show you where to point with its augmented reality, up-to-date star charts, shown on its 4.3-inch touchscreen. And unlike a DSLR, you can easily throw the Tiny in a pocket, making it far more convenient than your average stargazing rig.

IMAX Private Theatre When you're outdoors and on the move, it's less than ideal to pull out your phone in order to keep track of your group. The Bonx Wearable Walkie Talkie gets around this by pairing with your phone and letting you talk to your team with a single button press. Its oversized button is easy to tap, its wraparound design ensures it stays in place, and its water- and shock-resistant body lets it stand up to whatever you throw at it.

Just like the gargantuan screens at the local cineplex, an IMAX Private Theatre is far bigger, louder, and better than a traditional home theater setup. Modeled after IMAX's private screening room, which has played host to many filmmakers coming to see their films in IMAX for the first time, this integrated solution includes custom IMAX hardware — including state-of-the-art dual 4K projection systems, a proprietary laser-aligned sound system, and a floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall screen — and consulting from IMAX specialists who work with your architects, interior designers, and installers to ensure that everything is built to the company's exacting performance standards. Available in 20-40 seat Platinum or more intimate Palais configurations.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD: PARTS I & II (SPECIAL REHEARSAL EDITION) By ROWLING & THORNE 9780751565355 It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

FOOL ME ONCE By HARLAN COBEN 9781784751128 If your husband was murdered And you were a witness How do you explain it when he appears on your nanny cam? You thought you trusted him. Now you can’t even trust yourself. Dark secrets and a terrifying hunt for the truth lie at the heart of this gripping new thriller by the ‘master of the double twist’, Harlan Coben.

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Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show Grows Thai Boating Market Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show returns for a fifth year with the largest display of boats and lifestyle products yet. Held from November 24 – 27, 2016 at Ocean Marina in Pattaya, Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show has been a catalyst for the Gulf of Thailand's marine industry promoting the onshore facilities and offshore cruising grounds worldwide. “Since launching Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show five years ago we have seen considerable growth in marine tourism and boat use in the Gulf of Thailand. The boat show has helped to position this region as a leading marine destination in Southeast Asia. Both the number of boat owners overseas choosing Ocean Marina to base their boats and the number of Thai people buying boats in the region has increased, and this trend looks to continue,” said Scott Finsten, Harbour Master, Ocean Marina. With 22 boats up to 119 feet in length at last year's show, organisers are planning for an even bigger and better display this year, and have expanded the in-water display space to accommodate the increased interest. Early exhibitor confirmations for the 2016 show include top dealerships Simpson Marine and Boat Lagoon Yachting, both of which have secured larger exhibition space this year. These are joined by luxury Italian boat brand Azimut Yachts, Beneteau, Cranchi, CNB Yachts, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Monte Carlo Yachts, Prestige, Princess Yachts, Viking Yachts and Wider. Superyacht brands represented

at the show include Admiral and Sanlorenzo, and a large selection of brokerage yachts will also be available for viewing. “Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show continues to attract leading marine and luxury brands and 2016 looks to set a new benchmark. With increased exhibition space onshore

and in-the-water, and already many top boat brands having confirmed their attendance, we're looking forward to welcoming more than 6,000 visitors and showcasing the Gulf of Thailand,” commented Dr. Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, managing director, Ocean Property.

Sixty Eight percent of visitors to the 2015 show were Thai, a key demographic for organisers and exhibitors, and a statistic in-line with Ocean Marina's experience of a boom in the number of Thai people spending time on the water. Continued on page 4/24

Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, hosted by Ocean Marina, is set to welcome over 6,000 visitors to the biggest boating and lifestyle showcase in the Gulf of Thailand.


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Property

Phoenix Gold Glittering Brighter! In an article I wrote back in May of 2014 titled the ‘Phoenix Effect,’ we took a good look at the residential development of homes today inside the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Pattaya, and coincident with the ‘Phoenix Effect’ article the residential development of homes inside and surrounding the Phoenix Golf Club really seemed to take off in a big way. It really is quite amazing just how much growth and activity there is at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club itself, which is going through some big and exciting developments these days. Of course the most exciting news was the Thailand King’s Cup Golf Championship through last weekend, with a handsome prize of US$750,000 awarded. For the first time, the King’s Cup was jointly sanctioned by The European Tour, which received 25 spots for its players at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Just the idea of having a golf event of this magnitude would have been a ‘pipe dream’ just a couple years ago. I must admit, being in the real estate business here, and particularly with my wife, Khun Supap, and I having lived at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club for more than 10 years, we can remember the rumors that were flying around just before the club was sold to its present owner. There would be buzz that someone

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

or a group was looking to buy the golf course, and all kinds of gossip about who it or they were and what they were going to do with it. There have been so many Thai’s and even big names in the international golf scene that were identified as potential buyers—including John Lloyd, husband of champion tennis player Chris Evert. After many years of rumors and speculation, the Phoenix Golf Club was finally sold by its caretaker bankers, Siam Commercial Bank, to Chanya Sawangchit, CEO, chairman of the executive board, and vice chairman of the board of directors of P. Overseas Steel Public Company Ltd. The 32-year-old company is involved with the trading of construction materials, steel and cement, as well as brick blocks to a vast number of Thailand’s major projects, supplying them with ready mixed concrete under the brand name “POC Concrete”. As a Thailand-based trading company, the P. Overseas Steel Public Co., Ltd has been involved with many of Thailand’s major high profile construction and development projects, and has grown to annual sales of more than 5 billion baht—an indication that Chanya and her companies have gained the confidence and trust of Thailand’s most prestigious construction companies. In addition to her original company,

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

P. Overseas Steel, Chanya also has two subsidiaries, P. Overseas International Group Co., Ltd., and P.O.C. Concrete Co., Ltd. Also within her network are P. Overseas Golden Land, Ltd., Adler Overseas Limited, Ltd., Phoenix Portland’s West Development Co., Ltd., and now P.O.C. Phoenix Golf & Country Club Pattaya Co. and the Phoenix Golf & Country Club Pattaya Co., Ltd. Over the past 30 years and through her many companies, Chanya has definitely proved herself to be a pioneer and innovator in the trade of construction materials of all types. Her long list of her accomplishments includes some of the greatest and most well known projects in Thailand, such as Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok Ring Road, MRT Purple Line and Red Line, Double Track Railway Line Project, B a n g n a - B a n g p a k o n g E x p r e s s w a y, Donmuang Toll Way, Phra Nang Klao Bridge--including various main roads in Bangkok and its perimeters, Government Complex, SCB Park, Fashion Island Shopping Center, All Seasons Place Building, Land & House, Ministry of Sciences, Ministry of Commerce, Raimon Land Projects, Central World, Suphalai Place, Central Rama II, Central Festival Phuket and Chang Cylon Patong. About three years ago Chanya began the process of purchasing the Phoenix Gold Golf Course. Hot Golf Magazine two years ago reported that the club’s purchase price was a staggering 1.6 billion baht. Chanya is certainly no stranger to the Thai media, as just two and a half years ago she was in the news for having made a Government Housing Bank deposit of 200 million baht to help rice farmers, and shortly after that she was summoned to meet with top military officials working

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

towards reconciliation with Thailand’s top political, educational and industrial figures. A very busy woman she is, but that has not stopped her for one second as she started pouring money into her new Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club acquisition even before the final papers had been signed. It was just two years ago that millions of baht were invested in landscaping Nong Nooch Garden--new trees and flowers and a completely new entrance. That was when we residents as well as golfers began to realize that ‘something had happened!’ Since then Chanya has completed the Ocean Side course, Lakeside course and Mountain course with total course makeovers…and boy do they look great; world class great! More than 200 new golf carts have been purchased, and several exciting tournaments have already been played there, including the Singha TAT Pattaya Golf Festival 2014, the third leg of the Chonburi Golf Paradise; the 12th MercedesBenz Junior Golf Championships, and the 2014 Singha Classic, All Thailand Golf Tour which featured golf professionals from all over the world. So, as you can see, Chanya Sawangchit has wasted no time in getting the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club out from the ashes and into a leading position as one of Thailand’s and now Asia’s leading golf clubs. Like a Phoenix out of the ashes, the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club is quickly taking its position as one of Asia’s truly great golf courses and having had the Thailand Kings Cup Golf Championship there is one great international stamp of approval. 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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Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show Grows Thai Boating Market

“The number of Thai people enjoying the boating lifestyle has increased exponentially in the last five years. Not only are more Thais coming to Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show as a way to learn about boating and to research and buy products, but we see more Thai people chartering boats, getting out on the water and enjoying the beautiful marine playground here in the Gulf of Thailand,� added Finsten. Ocean Marina's close proximity to Bangkok makes it the number one coastal destination and weekend getaway for the capital's 8+ million inhabitants. Within minutes of arriving at the marina, visitors can be on the water enjoying the 43 islands that are within one hour by boat. Having recognised this growth in boating interest and subsequent need for more berths, Ocean Marina

has undergone a phased expansion over recent years and is now, with 380 berths for boats up to 50 metres, the largest marina in South East Asia. In addition to the impressive line-up of boats, cars and luxury lifestyle exhibitors, highlights for visitors to the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show include daily yacht cruises, kayak and paddleboat trials, jetpack flying board demonstrations, games, a food and drinks festival, and the Boat and Yacht Thailand Conference. The 5th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will take place November 24 to 27, 2016 at Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand.

For more information: website: www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com facebook: www.facebook.com/oceanmarinapattayaboatshow


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Legal Advice

LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN THAILAND

What should I do if I think I have been a victim of a Medical Malpractice? Getting a bad result from a medical procedure may not always be a proof of medical malpractice. If you suspect that you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, the first thing that you should do is to start gathering relevant facts and documenting all the important details that you can possibly recall such as symptoms and results experienced, laboratory results, prescriptions, treatment dates, and procedures.

by Tim Whiteley

7 billion and growing

What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice refers to the negligence of professional duty by a health care provider in which the treatment provided to a patient falls below the recognized standard of medical practice which results in damage, injury, or death. What is Medical Malpractice Claim? According to the Thailand Civil and Commercial Code, a person who negligently or unlawfully injures the life, body or health of another person is said to commit a wrongful act and is bound to make compensation, therefore. Medical Malpractice Claim is a demand for compensation that is filed against the health care provider who failed to meet the standards of medical practice wherein his negligent actions resulted in damages to the patient. According to the Consumer Case Procedure Act 2551 and Consumer Protection Act, any person who has been treated by medical services, whether from a government hospital or a private hospital, is defined as the consumer. Thus, if damages from medical malpractice occurred from such medical services, a Consumer Case can be filed in court. In such cases, the claimant can gain benefits with faster court procedure and without court fee.

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You should contact a qualified lawyer as soon as possible to make sure that you get proper legal advice, that your claim is filed within the time limit, and to help you obtain the legal leverage necessary in proving to the court that a medical malpractice occurred. Are there time limits for filing a Medical Malpractice case? According to the Thailand Civil and Commercial Code, a claim for damages arising from wrongful act must be filed within one year from the day when the wrongful act and the person bound to make compensation became known to the injured person, or ten years from the day when the wrongful act was committed. However if the damages are claimed on account of an act punishable under the criminal law for which a longer prescription is provided, such longer prescription shall apply. What is Informed Consent? An Informed Consent is an agreement a patient signs granting permission to a health care provider prior to a medical or surgical procedure or to a participation in a clinical study after being properly informed of the relevant medical facts, benefits, consequences, and possible health risks involved. Can I file a Medical Malpractice claim if I signed a consent form prior to a procedure? Signing a consent form does not waive your right to file a malpractice claim; you may still be able to seek compensation for damages if negligence occurred during the medical procedure. Health care providers are expected to provide the standard level of care to their patients at all times, whether you were required to sign an informed consent or not. A signed consent form does not release the health care provider from any liability. How long will it take to resolve a claim on Medical Malpractice? Medical Malpractice Claim may be settled in less than 1 year from the start of filing the case in court.

MAGNA CARTA LAW OFFICE 193/126-8 South Pattaya Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150, Thailand Telephone : 038 373735 MOBILE NO. : 082 479 1204 Fax : 038 373736 Email : legal@magnacarta.co.th

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The world’s population is now more than 7 billion and continues to grow by 82 million a year. During the last half-century, the total number of people has more than doubled. Between 1960 and 2010, the world population rose from 3 billion to 6.8 billion. In other words, there has been more growth in the last 50 years than the previous 2 million years that humans have existed. Currently the rate of increase is 1.2 percent per year, which means we are on a trajectory to double again in 58 years. The extreme growth in human population – now counted by an additional billion people every 12 to 13 years — is taxing the Earth and its resources. Some people may be relatively less damaging than others, but none of us are without an ecological footprint. Everybody needs basic resources but almost all of us aspire to utilise significantly more resources than are required by our basic needs. These needs and aspirations are multiplied by a factor of 7 billion affecting the stability of the planet’s ecosphere, states the Population Media Centre. Food demand and production Putting food on the world's tables is a serious business. The United Nations' index of global food prices hit a record high recently.There have been riots over rising food prices in Algeria and Tunisia. In Sri Lanka, the army has started buying up vegetables from producers and selling them at low prices to ensure locals can get affordable meals. And prices in our own shops are reflecting a surge in world demand for essentials ranging from beef to wheat. British food costs are likely to rise short term after the EU referendum due in no small part to the Pound dropping in value which affects the cost of imported food, as we only produce about 60 percent of our food needs. Some of this increase in prices reflects short-term shortages after poor harvests and the effect of commodity speculators. But there is also a longer-term trend of rising prices as consumers around the world want better, more protein-rich diets. Investing in companies that help meet a growing demand for food and farming products could prove both ethical and fertile for participants. It takes 7 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef and 4 pounds of grain to produce 1pound of pork. As the middle class in the emerging world gets richer, there is a greater demand for meat and hence for grain and feed. Similarly, higher wealth is boosting demand for agricultural products ranging from cotton to coffee. One option for investors is to join the speculators and try to profit directly from the growth in commodity prices but this is risky. Many feel following the agricultural theme by investing in shares of agricultural businesses is a better option than the unpredictable and volatile commodity futures markets.' Specialist funds invest in companies worldwide that are linked to agriculture such as fertiliser producers and farm machinery manufacturers. Some also buy into firms that are further down the food chain, such as processors and even consumer food companies. Farmers have to utilise higher-yielding seeds and more machinery, as well as fertiliser to boost production. One fund has a narrow focus on buying into companies that are directly involved with agriculture. Some like a broader base, looking to invest "from field to fork". This means food processing companies and some infrastructure projects can be included. 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 Ascott Thailand introduces “A mobile coffee break station” as a new approach to express gratitude to its link club members Ascott’s Thailand has introduced a new initiative to appreciate its Link Club members, Ascott reward programme by arranging a mobile coffee corner to be served right at the offices of its corporate clients. A team from Ascott’s Thailand sales and marketing will prepare a selection of beverages and cakes to fresh up clients in their lazy afternoon. There will also be some fun quizzes to test customer knowledge of Ascott’s information and a chance to win special Ascott’s souvenirs and complimentary stay voucher at Ascott’s properties in Thailand. This activity is part of The Link Club (TLC), an Ascott reward programme that offers top corporate clients a delightful selection of

benefits and treats including a wide range of enticing rewards through various corporate appreciation events and personalised workshops. For more information about The

Link Club, visit www.thelinkclub. com, search for #TheLinkClubTH on Facebook and Instagram to see more photos of The Link Club events.

Mazda counters industry doldrums with new advanced technology Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd recently revealed its unprecedented market success of the company’s business operations in the first half of 2016; Mazda posted new vehicle sales of 21,000 units of its entire model range, a 25.7 percent growth rate which exceeded expectations – and more importantly catapulted Mazda to the third best selling brand in the assembler car segment of the Thai automobile market. Mazda’s overwhelming success was attributed to customer confidence in the automaker’s unique brand-building strategies which highlights world-class quality of Mazda with the underlying concept

of Skyactiv technology. Mazda will introduce new models and its advanced technology in the latter half of 2016 comprising of three models to spearhead its annual sales target of over 42,000 units. Hidesuke Takesue, president of Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd, said, “The current overall vehicle market in Thailand is feeling the effects of the economic downtrend since the end of 2015. The first six months averaged vehicle sales of about 60,000 units due a barrage of internal and external factors. The first half of 2016 saw total vehicle sales of about 370,000 units, while the latter half is expected to be brighter with a

volume of 410,000 units.” Hidesuke added, “Mazda is confident that the industry will absorb demand of over 780,000 units by year’s end owing to positive factors which will drive the total vehicle market to reach the forecasted target.” That said, research results by Mazda revealed that consumer behavior is experiencing a paradigm shift – demand for an automobile capable of delivering a complete range of multi-purpose functions that focus on discerning customer requirements. Customers research product data, conduct comparisons and carefully though-out purchase decisions; or are extra careful in their decision making, while pay interest in the technical details of the vehicle. Mazda is still adamant in its ability to achieve annual sales volume of over 42,000 units. The local economy is showing signs of improvement starting from the start of the 2nd quarter via new model introductions to the market; in conjunction with more aggressive and effective Aftersales policies which emphasize personalized service for customers as the top priority aimed at strengthening the Mazda brand and transforming Mazda as the automobile brand

Onyx Hospitality Group appoints Patrice Landrein general manager of Amari Vogue Krabi Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality Group appointed Patrice Landreinas as the general manager of Amari Vogue Krabi. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Patrice has held a wide range of roles at various international hotel brands in France, the United States, United Kingdom, the Caribbean and Vietnam. He joins Onyx from Samdi Hotel in Danang where he served as general manager. As a hotel consultant, he also led the successful opening and operation of three hotels in Ho Chi Minh City. In his new role at Amari Vogue Krabi, Patrice will lead the resort team in achieving further success in the areas of guest experience, team satisfaction and financial performance. Overlooking the pristine Tub Kaek Beach, Amari Vogue Krabi offers guests unforgettable memories with dramatic sea views, elegant Lanna-inspired architecture and interiors in a unique garden setting, and a wide range of facilities

including Breeze Spa. For the adventurous guests, the resort also offers a range of exciting water sports activities, including kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving. Commenting on his new role with Onyx, Patrice said, “Having lived in many parts of the world, I am excited to call this stunning location home. I look forward to continuing the success of Amari Vogue Krabi, and to fully maximising the potential of this amazing team and property.”

Onyx appoints Suganya Wiwitwanit as senior vice president of Human Resources Onyx Hospitality Group appointed Suganya Wiwitwanit as senior vice president of Human Resources. She reports to Anand Rao, EVP and chief people officer, and is based at Onyx Hospitality Group’s headquarters in Bangkok. Prior to joining Onyx, Suganya held HR leadership positions with multinational companies, such as Oracle, L’Oréal, Wyeth/Pfizer and Amcor, amongst other companies in multiple industries. With more than 25 years of experience in human resources, strategy, communications and administration management, Suganya brings a wealth of experience in different markets. Her

past responsibilities included panregional coverage involving markets such as Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Suganya holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Chulalongkorn University, as well as an MBA from the University of The Thai Chamber of Commerce.

which customers love. In the first half of 2016, Mazda will continue its momentum of success when compared to 2015, especially in the first 6 months of this year, new vehicle sales has increased when compared with the same period last year. The past success and determination to reach the designated goal in the future, armed

with a steadfast mission objective, total confidence in the economy of Thailand, development of new advanced technology transfer to the local market economy of Thailand – all of this is what will drive Mazda to unchartered territories in the latter half of 2016 – to bring upon even more success to a brand that is determined to earn the confidence and trust from now till eternity.


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Business News The new Jaguar XF and the new Jaguar XJ officially launch in Thai market with exclusive promotional offers at Big Motor Sale

Jaguar is officially launching two new 2016 model year cars in the Thai market, The NewJaguar XF 2016 and The NewJaguar XJ 2016, at Big Motor Sale 2016, held from August 20 to 28. Both cars have been refined and improved upon to offer greater space, more technology and better efficiency, adding to models that were already class leaders and global award winners. The Jaguar Land Rover booth at Big Motor Sale 2016 will introduce special promotional pricing and inclusive benefits unique to the event, along with the option for customers to book test drives directly. There has never been a better chance to explore the world of the Jaguar ownership lifestyle. The new Jaguar XF 2016, Jaguar's most award-winning car ever, is much loved by the motoring

press globally for its superb road manners, exceptional cabin and invigorating drive. It is well-matched to Thailand’s tech-savvy entry-level and mid-level business managers and executives who love driving for themselves. The XF’s exceptional running cost benefits suit larger fleet operators such as hotels and corporate organisations (earning it ‘Best Executive Car’ Award at Fleet World Honours) as well as being an ideal executive travel solution for SME users. The new Jaguar XJ 2016 needs no introduction beyond its existing reputation as the world’s most advanced luxury four-seat car. XJ continues to be the vehicle of choice for dignitaries, celebrities and wealthy individuals, a great match for Bangkok’s privileged high-end market.

The two models meet the requirements of a growing segment of customers in Thailand looking for a unique vehicle with the British DNA of individualism. Both new sedans feature a 2.0-litre petrol engine, an ideal choice for busy capital cities such as Bangkok; it offers incredible fuel efficiency, NVH performance, lower running costs and reliable power. There will be another four models on display at the event including the Jaguar F-Type, Jaguar XE as well as Land Rover models The New Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque Year 2016 for the Thai market. For more information, please call the Jaguar Land Rover showroom and service facility at 02 713 6777.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya New Hotel Manager Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya appointed Wuthisak Pichayagan as hotel manager. Wuthisak joined Centara Hotels and Resorts in 1999 as the food and beverage manager at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. He was then promoted and transferred to be the executive assistant manager for food and beverage at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya in 2011. Thereafter, he was promoted and transferred to be the general manager at Centara Hotel and Convention Centre Khonkaen in September 2014. With over 17 years employment and excellent track record with Centara, he will be able to support the general

manager to take Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya to a new level of success.

Banyan Tree gallery welcomes summer with its newly-launched website and refreshing apple green tea collection

Conrad Koh Samui’s Jahn restaurant wins three accolades at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016 In recognition of delivering some of the best dining experiences in the world, fine dining restaurant, Jahn, at Conrad Koh Samui, was the overall winner at the recent World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2016. At the same inaugural event, Jahn was also named Global Winner in two categories - ‘Thai Cuisine’ and ‘Ambience/ Romantic Atmosphere’. “Being the Overall Winner of the World Luxury Restaurant Awards as well as the Global Winner in both Thai Cuisine and Ambience/Romantic Atmosphere underscores the commitment of our culinary team at Conrad Koh Samui to offer exquisite dining experiences inspired by Thailand’s rich culinary roots. We will continue to deliver these exceptional experiences that celebrate the country’s culture and flavourful heritage,” said Stefano Ruzza, general manager, Conrad Koh Samui.

Mr. Ruzza attended the gala dinner and award presentation in Switzerland The award presentation ceremony and gala dinner was held in the beautiful town of Pontresina in Switzerland, attended by representatives of luxury restaurants, VIP guests from luxury

resorts and spas from 38 countries, and Swiss TV and radio presenters. Winners of the prestigious World Luxury Restaurant Awards were selected based on votes from all around the world.

Banyan Tree Gallery introduces a brand new shopping experience this summer with its newlylaunched website, banyantreegallery. com.The quintessential highlight of the Banyan Tree experience, Banyan Tree Gallery’s new website comprises a range of exclusive personal care products, aromatic essential and massage oils, and ceramic oil burners. Signing up on the website enables one to receive an exclusive promotion code of 20 percent savings on the first purchase and 200 bonus points to kickstart loyalty rewards redemption. Inspired by Banyan Tree Spa’s Apple Green Tea Refresher treatment, Banyan Tree Gallery features the refreshing Apple Green Tea Collection. Infused with brightening and anti-ageing properties of apple

cider vinegar and organic green tea extract, this purifying hair and body care range is enriched with a blend of botanical oils (coconut, sweet almond, jojoba and olive oils), shea butter, vitamins B5 and E, cucumber extract and mandarin essential oil. Featuring aromatherapy benefits to calm and uplift the senses, the Apple Green Tea Collection hydrates and restores moisture to the skin. Paying homage to Banyan Tree Gallery’s role as a socially responsible retailer, the Apple Green Tea Collection is free of parabens, sodium laurethsulfates (SLES), sodium lauryl sulfates (SLS), and are not tested on animals. This collection is also available in-store at Banyan Tree Galleries in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui in Thailand, Singapore, Maldives, Bintan in Indonesia, Seychelles and Mayakoba in Mexico.


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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 (ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required.50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304

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

Services Provided

Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.  The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.  Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment.

STARS RESORT (near Pheonix Golf Course)

FOR SALE OR RENT. 88/1 Moo 11, Huay Yai

Ideal as a private club, tourist, golf or retirement centre. A secluded resort with a swimming pool and eight villas set in tropical gardens all with en suite and resort front parking for 20 plus cars. Front complex consists of kitchen, large bar and restaurant plus security room with CCTV and cameras. First floor comprises 2 luxury owners apartments and a newly

refurbished 60.sq m. room for use as a private sauna, Jacuzzi or massage facility. Land total 2200 sq m. and total built space 1600 sq m. 15 km to Pattaya and 10 km to Bang Saray plus 7 golf courses within 20 mins. Available freehold direct from the owner at 18 million baht plus transfer costs or leasehold at 1.8 million baht ingoing and agreed monthly rental plus legal costs.

CALL 0848677299 quoting “STARS”.

Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software orhardware,please phone 0868202577 or 0972549072 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

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

Houses for Sale

Pool Villa for Sale in Silk Road Place. Best Place to Live & Invest. Swiss owner selling his very nice corner plot pool villa.Great facilities include top security, automatic gate, communal swimming pool, tennis court, kids’ playground, gym. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 94 sq.wa.Please call 090 130 9302.Price: 8.9 million baht neg. Beautiful 5-Bedroom villa w/ pool in a very popular village in Jomtien 28,500,000 baht. 1,000 sqm land area, house is around 380sqm,with tropical garden,for more inquiries pls. contactPanida(thai) 0839097822or Edward (eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand. com Luxurious 4-Bedroom house w/pool near Mabprachanlake 16,500,000 baht. Includes 2 living rooms and a European-style kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida (thai) 0839097822or Edward (eng) 0814918406, you can also e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com

House with private pool in Central Park 5 Village 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) 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

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and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0855) Great Pattaya Central Home! Selling Price 8.9 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm/71 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6600) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Ya c h t C l u b ! ! S e l l i n g Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 3 9 0 S q m / 2 1 2 T LW. F o r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: 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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 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) 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)


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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 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:

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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 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.

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premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6999)

Condos for Sale

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


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Condos for Sale

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 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.,

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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 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

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

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) 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)

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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 & BangsarayAre Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. (PR6004)

HOUSES FOR RENT

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

CONDOS FOR SALE

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

CONDOS FOR RENT

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. (PRC084) Spectacular ‘DesignerApartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. (PR3114) Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm. (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. (PR1866)

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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 Golfcourse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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)

Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1866)

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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 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

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Youth Focus Implementing values into a school curriculum by Edward Emmett Most early years schools around the world follow the same curriculum design which include social and emotional, creative, environmental, physical, literacy and numerical development. Although the curriculum we follow at Mooltripakdee International School MIS) has a number of learning outcomes, the main area I believe has a significant importance and requires extra focus is social and emotional development linking the children’s interests, ideas and concerns into all learning areas of the curriculum. In my teaching practice I incorporate positive education into my curriculum to support social and emotional development. Positive education is defined as education for

both traditional skills and for happiness. The fundamental goal of Positive Education is to promote flourishing or positive mental health within the school community. Flourishing is defined in three components which are emotional wellbeing, social well-being and

psychological well-being. It is recommended to implement programs supporting positive education from the early years as experiences from childhood can lead to positive and negative effects in adult life. There should be a balance of adult-led

and child-led activities in the classroom using both an indoor and an outdoor environment. Early education guidance suggests that implementing Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) personal, social and emotional development into a classroom would lead to cooperative play, understanding the need for sharing, expressing feeling and emotions, exploring new activities, being able to ask for guidance and adjusting behaviors to different situations. One key factor for any international school to think about is the differences in the children’s native language and background. This has to be considered, for example, differences in culture can lead to differences in behaviour in the classroom. It is important for the students to feel welcome in the classroom and although English will be the primary spoken language throughout the curriculum, children will

GIS celebrates record IB diploma results by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona Records came tumbling down at Garden International School (GIS) as this year’s International Baccalaureate results were revealed. GIS had a 100 percent pass rate for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, the world’s top course for 18-year-olds. It means the IB graduates are now looking forward to starting degrees at some of the world’s top universities. As well as having an unbeatable 100 percent pass rate, the students achieved a points’ average of more than 34 out of 45, well above the global average. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

not be discouraged to use their native tongue to communicate and express. At MIS I like to teach cross-curriculum lessons. For example, a class could take place where an early years group is making an African drum from recyclable materials. The children will be learning about international culture and environmental importance while also using creative development to design the drum. Numeracy, social, and physical development could be included in the class using the drum to dance and play music in the classroom Mooltripakdee International School uses the local community in conjunction with the curriculum to teach different types of theme work throughout the academic year. In my experience teaching early years using the theme of community helpers I can definitely see positives in involving parents and the local public in the classroom environment. Parents will have the opportunity to lead classroom lessons and teach the children about their professions. The school will have excursions to the local

hospital, fire station, police station and the post office during the academic year. Not only will the children enjoy learning in a different real world environment but it helps the school build new positive relationships with the local community. Another way to get the parents and the local community involved in the curriculum while also celebrating diversity is to teach the children about different cultural festivals and celebrations. As our school is located in Thailand, the local community can teach the children important traditions and customs. Children from different backgrounds will attend my ideal school so it is important that everybody feels welcome. All parents and children will have the opportunity over the academic year to teach others about their cultures and traditions and share their experience with other parents, children, teachers and the school community. Edward Emmett is the early years coordinator and kindergarten teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That Popular Conspiracy Theories All we know for sure is that Andrew and his wife Abby Borden were battered to death in separate rooms at the family home in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1872. At the subsequent trial, Andrew’s daughter Lizzie was acquitted of the murders. The witnesses contradicted others and themselves and the murder weapon never did turn up. Legend says that they were killed with eighty one blows of an axe, but father was hit only eleven times

with a heavy-edged weapon and Abby several times more. The scene was a bloody mess to say the least. Not long afterwards police found an axe but the handle was missing. The prosecution claimed the handle had been broken off and burned because it was bloodstained, yet one police officer said he had actually seen the handle and a forensic expert said there was no way the axe could have been wholly cleaned of blood in such a short time.

Was Lizzie Borden framed for murder?

Even lesbian lust has been suggested Three days after the murders Lizzie burned one of her blue dresses, claiming she had spilt paint on it. But the witnesses once again failed to agree what type of dress she had been wearing that day – dark blue or light blue, floral or plain. Although police were still in the house, they failed to stop Lizzie and ask what she was carrying in a bundle. Shortly after the murder, the maid Bridget left the house to summon the police and some witnesses said she was carrying a bundle which nobody checked. So the bloody dress could have been disposed of by the maid. Certainly either Bridget or Lizzie could have committed the murders and hidden the evidence. Bridget was washing windows at the time, or said she was, and there was ample time for Lizzie to kill her relatives whilst the maid was at the other end of the large house. Lizzie gave conflicting answers to the question where she was as the axe blows rained down. Initially she said she had been in her room, later in the basement, and at the inquest she claimed she had

been eating pears in the barn. As for motives for the killing, it’s take-your-pick time. Mr. Borden was apparently going to change his will and Lizzie, who was Abby’s step-daughter, was rumored to be getting a mere pittance. But nobody could find any will whatsoever, old or new. One newspaper revealed that Lizzie was pregnant with the result that Mr. Borden tried to kick her out. A major problem with this theory is that Lizzie was known to be having a menstrual cycle at the time of the murders, which makes pregnancy an unlikely condition. The man who made this odd claim was not contactable. He had gone to Canada and had conveniently died in a train accident. There’s also the theory that Mr. and Mrs. Borden were spiteful people who were also thoroughly nasty. One of the richest men in New England, Mr. Borden was so “tight” that he even cut the feet off corpses so that they would fit into shorter coffins in his funeral home. Abby never accepted Lizzie as her step-daughter and was at continual loggerheads

with her as both competed for the pittances which father doled out to run the house. Food poisoning was common in this family and the doctor was a frequent visitor to the household. Some say that an intruder slipped into the house and committed the murders. Or maybe the culprit was John Borden, father’s illegitimate son, who was known to be violent. We must go on reminding ourselves that Mr. Borden was both rich and ungenerous, a likely target for strangers or relatives needing cash. Others say Bridget the maid committed the foul deeds and disposed of the murder weapon and her dress whilst carrying out her domestic duties under the noses of the police. But most say Lizzie did it. She could have been angry with her parents over money or perhaps she fell into a dreamlike state during her menstrual cycle and couldn’t remember later what she had done. There is some likelihood Lizzie was a thief as she was arrested for shoplifting several years after her famous trial. Or

was she actually having a gay affair? Lizzie and the couple were found in bed together by one of the senior Bordens. There is no direct evidence, but supporters point to the fact Lizzie never married. It seems likely that Lizzie did murder her parents but we don’t know why. The chances of a stranger coming into the house and not being seen by either Lizzie or Bridget seem remote. Either Lizzie did it, or she looked the other way whilst Bridget struck the blows. Bridget gave a deathbed confession years later and said she had tried the help the guilty party, Lizzie, at the trial. Lizzie was acquitted of the murders in court after a one hour’s deliberation by the jury. Though ostracized, she continued to live in Fall River until her death in 1927. Her sister Emma died a few days later and the two were buried in the family plot, not far from the murdered couple. Whether Mr. and Mrs. Borden turned in their graves has not been recorded for posterity.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com

What makes a marriage work? Give your marriage a boost with these 7 tips Weddings are easy, marriage is hard work. It’s one thing to walk down the aisle and say “I do,” but keeping your marriage alive year after year is a whole other ball of wax. I’ve often heard it said that marriage is a 50/50 proposition, but I disagree. I think it’s 100/100! Both partners have to give 100% all the time. With effort from both of you, it’s possible to not only make your marriage last, but to make it thrive. These are the 7 secrets we learned from people who have successful marriages: 1. Use humor when things get hard

An easy and effective way to strengthen the bond between you and your husband is to stop taking everything seriously. Instead of looking for insults or hidden meanings, think about what you can do to make each other smile. When you dwell on the bad, no one is happy. Make each other laugh to create a happy, loving atmosphere. 2. Tell your husband when he does good

It’s so easy to see the bad and criticize; but the good stuff often slides by unnoticed. When couples get into the habit of only seeing the negative, it creates a hostile environment in the home. Instead, look for things your husband has done right – then tell him how much you appreciate it and how happy it made you feel. He’s much more likely to take out the garbage again if he feels appreciated for it.

4. Shake up your routine Life gets busy what with jobs, kids and obligations; it makes it easy to settle into a routine. While routines can be a great thing for making sure the important stuff gets done, routines also have a tendency to turn into a rut. And ruts are hard to get out of. So make sure you don’t fall into a rut! Plan little surprises every so often – send the kids to the sitter and go out on a date; plan a weekend picnic at the park; or spend a weekend at a nearby hotel. By planning a special occasion just for the two of you, your husband will feel loved and will know how important the marriage is to you. 5. Tell him that you love him As obvious as it might seem, there are many couples that forget how important it is to tell your feelings out loud. They say that actions speak louder than words, but the truth is that the words are pretty darned important too. Never assume that he knows – tell him! 6. Always be encouraging Even when things are going well, people need the occasional encouraging word. Being supportive of your spouse does much to bring the two of you closer together. You’ll both be happier if you motivate each other to succeed. 7. Create moments of intimacy

It can be difficult to make time for intimacy in our rush and over-scheduled lives. But intimacy is such a vital part of a marriage, it must be a priority. Simple things like holding hands while you watch a movie, hugs hello and kisses good-bye, and of course, making love, all help to make both partners feel respected and loved. Make an effort to include time for intimacy by scheduling it on your calendar if you have to! Nothing else on your schedule should matter as much. There are good times and bad times in every marriage. But you can multiply the good times by making just a few small changes in your relationship. Make the effort to keep conflict at a minimum, and you’ll be able to keep your marriage growing strong.

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( Jan 23-Feb  Aquarius 22) You need to dress up

your residence so that it matches your personality. This likely means painting all the interior walls black and having pictures of Edgar Allan Poe hung on every door.  You should think seriously about next year’s New Year resolution now as you may not make it to the end of December.  Love and romance are in the heavens but this won’t affect you in the slightest. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22)  Stick close to home and try to avoid going outside for the foreseeable future.  This is the only way to stop people laughing at you behind your back as it’s not much fun gossiping when you have disappeared.  Beware of answering the door to strangers as they do not have your interests at heart, but you may make an exception if it’s an ambulance. Aries (Mar23-Apr22)  With Mars again in the ascendant it is very likely that you will be taking a ride in a very expensive car in the near future.  It is possible that you may have won a competition with a fashion magazine and are being driven to the airport in style, but it’s more probable that the vehicle in  question will be a hearse.  Love is in the air but it will be too late in your case. Taurus (Apr23-May22) Getting together with relatives may spark a new interest in you.  For example you could consider flattering aunty Dorothy to try and get back in her will.  But you need to concentrate very hard on what you are doing as your own stupidity is the reason why you were crossed out of the will in the first place.  Your lucky number is GHK/5691208543 which is unfortunate as you will never be able to remember it. Gemini (May23-Jun22) Your loneliness is inevitable as you a complete bore and have a tendency to cross-dressing.  Because you are very ugly it is just a fact of life that any clothes you wear look just awful.  The stars are indeed against you in this life and you are unlikely to fare better in the next one.  By all means take up a new interest or hobby but, in the name of all that’s holy, don’t turn to nude bathing. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22) The problem is that you just can’t stop eating, usually all the wrong things.  You are the sort of person who goes to a weight watchers’ meeting and then eats double fish and chips on the way home.  Because you are a very unintelligent person you are unlikely to benefit from lipo-surgery which, in your ignorance, you take to be a sexual technique. 

3. Be Kind to One Another

We sometimes forget the importance of simply being kind to our spouses, and how much that simple act can improve the quality of a relationship. Greeting him with a smile when he comes home, saying “thank you” for the little things or doing some little chore that you know he hates to do – these are the small acts of kindness that make a marriage last.

by Professor Blunt

by Madam Zyra

(Jul23-Aug22) Don’t get  Leo involved with rumours today and tomorrow as they will be mostly about you and the result will be embarrassing.  An older friend will try to dump responsibilities on you but you must resist as you know nothing about abortion and will get into a lot of trouble with the authorities.  It’s a good idea to pick up a new pastime but remember that you need two dice to play Monopoly. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) Friendships look promising with The Milky Way being observable once again, but you must be prepared for a big disappointment.  The new person in your life may be a bi-sexual so do check under his or her arms before becoming too involved.  Irritating travel delays can be expected on Thursdays for the next few months, but this should not bother you as you seldom go anywhere interesting. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) You must not, under any circumstances, reveal any secrets to an acquaintance this weekend. There are worrying signs that somebody is trying to trick you or cause you unhappiness by publishing details about you on Facebook.  Also please be on your guard against cameras eyeing you, especially if you are having a scratch or just emerging from the toilet.  You can’t be too careful these days. Scorpio (Oc t23-Nov22) Redecorating your home would be a wonderful way for you to find happiness and fulfillment, so it’s a great pity that you can’t tell one end of a paintbrush from the other.  The other problem is that you are probably colour-blind.  You also have a nagging personal problem of a sexual nature which you can’t discuss with your partner as you don’t have one. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) Research will pay off and precision and detail will most certainly make a difference.  Al Capone would never have been able to rob banks if he hadn’t studied the maps first.  An emotional matter from your past will surface mid-week and this is likely to cause you acute problems as your history of court appearances becomes known to a wider public. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan22) Scrutinize any free sexual offer made this week for any hidden snags. Remember that sex for money can be a lot cheaper than sex without money. Although a new relationship is heralded by the stars, the consequences can be negative rather than positive. Thus there is absolutely no point in becoming involved with someone who has a dread disease or is good at forging signatures.  You must be on your guard.


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Local Sports Sal Does It Again ! Growling Swan – Stableford (Burapah) After a night and early morning of heavy rain and storms, a field of 25 golfers headed out to Burapah in overcast conditions. The rain cleared just in time as we teed off.With no sign of any breeze it was quite humid. Course A followed by B was played, with the pick, clean and place rule enforced due to overnight rain. The course had recently hosted a professional tournament, thus the rough was very thick and the greens quite fast. Greetings were handed out to Rob Cross, Rocky Lawson, Peter McDonald, Kevin Smith, Greg Proctor&Big Dave Fletcher over for a short visit. A Grade was won by Sal Brizzi with an excellent 38 point score, off his low handicap of 4. Denis Steele was only one behind Sal with 387 points to fill second place, with Greg Proctor three shots behind to be placed third. B Grade was taken out by way of a countback by Andrew ”Turtle” Allan who scored the win on a countback from Jayson Schembri, both with 38 points. Andrew never had a wipe, and said it was probably his best round ever. Another countback saw Sandy Leiperclaim in third spot with 31 points, from Lindsay Slender, whose 2 wipes on the last 2 holes would not have helped! Results: A Grade (0-21) 1st- Sal Brizzi (4) 38 points 2nd - Denis Steele (13) 37 points 3rd - Greg Proctor (17) 34 points B Grade (22-36) 1st- Andrew Allan (30) 38 points C/B 2nd - Jayson Schembri (22) 38 points 3rd - Sandy Lieper (22) 35 points C/B NTP’s A3- Rob Cross A6 - Martin Kempton B3 - Jayson Schembri B8 - Denis Steele

by Peter Grey

by Raleigh Gosney

Pattavia Stableford (White Tees) A&B Only six players turned out for this fine venue with its perfectly presented course of pristine fairways and well manicured greens. Our players elected to go off the white tees which was over 6800 yards making the course very difficult to reach the greens in regulation. One reason our members give this venue a miss is their buggy policy of "pay for 18 holes but you can only use 14 as the first and last holes on each nine are no go zones." Rab McDonald did a fine job of holding Geoff Parker at bay beating him on a count back on the final six holes by two shots.

Today’s winners, Andrew Allen and Sal Brizzi (Foo has returned) Longest Putt’s A9 - Lindsay Slender B9 - Jayson Schembri Back at the Growling Swan, we enjoyed a spicy chicken and mushroom meal cooked by the girls. Alex Field let D-For off his chain to collect donations, the Swan’s players and punters are a very generous bunch and keep giving to D-For. All are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. We also encourage women to play. 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.

Warberg On Top at Mountain Shadow by Derek Brook

Mountain Shadow – St Time again for the Tropical golfers to try their skills at Mountain Shadow, a scenic and deceptively tricky course with a couple difficult par-3 holes, and enough jungle and water to test even the best. Sixteen golfers met at the BJ Holiday Lodge to assemble and get their fill. Worries about the weather go daily this time of year, and hoping for the best we all set out. Eventually, and we do mean eventually, all golfers made it to the correct course. Does that mean someone went to the wrong one? Our lips are sealed – for now, Dick. Nevertheless all were ready on the first tee in time. During the round it went from cloudy, to just the slightest rain, to hot and sunny, and back to cloudy, something for everyone. Mt. Shadow is in good to excellent condition now. To look for

Golf from Bunker Boys

faults, about 3-4 greens had patches and creeper weeds were too common, but for the most part fairways and greens were very good. No excuses there and the scores showed that, coming in pretty good for the number of golfers. The top of the mountain showed Dick Warberg (CH 24) proudly displaying his 40 points. Dick is also on a runaway to be Golfer of the

Month. Stay tuned two rounds to go including the Monthly Medal. Very near the peak was Gerd Riedler (9) with 38 off his impressive handicap, and moving down the slope was John Perrel (17) with 37, Mashi Kaneta (17) with a fine 36, and thanks to a long par 3, Alan Sullivan (11) with 35 points. Congrats to all. Near Pins: Gerd Riedler, John Pierrel and Alan Sullivan.

Results: 1st - Rab McDonald (17) 30 points 2nd - Geoff Parker (14) 30 points

Gerry Cooney winner at Eastern Star

Near Pins: Les Hall, Neil Carter and George Cooney. Navy Stableford (White Tees) Only eight players today with many being put off by the heavy rains the previous night and the course advising us that no buggies off the pathways rule was in force. Despite having called before to enquire if the rate quoted had changed because it was a Buddha Day and being told that there was no change, on arrival we were charged the weekend rate and were told we had spoken to the wrong office when calling. The course played long as there was no run on the ball and Geoff Parker beat Jimmy Carr by one point. Results: 1st- Geoff Parker (14) 33 points 2nd - Jimmy Carter (14) 32 points 3rd - Les Hall (23) 30 points Near Pins: Les Hall, Geoff Cox and Jimmy Carr

Eastern Star Stableford (White Tees) Nine players travelled down Sukhumvit road to a course that has blossomed after the recent rains and was back to its former glory. Not too much run on the fairways but the greens were good. Gerry Cooney cleaned up on the day with a win and the only two near pins while many others were finding the going tough with some poor scores being recorded. Results: 1st - Gerry Cooney (17) 33 points 2nd - Rab McDonald (17) 31 3rd - Geoff Parker (14) 31 oco Near Pins: Gerry Cooney (2) Note: The Bunker Boys play out of The M Club located 100 meters up Soi 14 off 3rd Road and no prior booking is required. We welcome new players who can merely turn up by 9:30 am on any Monday, Wednesday or Friday and enjoy a game with us. Transport is arranged which departs at 10 am for a booked tee time at 11 am. For inquiries contact Neil at 084 758 9907

PSC Tropical Golf from BJ'S by Derek Brook

Pattana (Stableford) This is another course that is becoming a regular on our schedule. Not too far from Pattaya, it is a very fine course of three nines and a clubhouse that is for me the best on any course. Of course it does not make it the cheapest of courses but here you get all that you pay for. On this day we had agreed a Tuesday sport rate with the course and had agreed to play on the Wednesday, also a local special day off. Thanks to the course and because of this we had quite a good turnout. Not often you can get a great deal and a great course at the same time. At present it is raining all over the place and it only seems a few days ago everywhere was as dry as a bone. On the drive up there the roads were very wet and as we went a ‘Mashi Route’ the back roads proved deep in water in places and we even went through a flooded stream, a different drive up there. The book in these days has got quicker and we were soon booked in and out to the first tee. The play for the day

Winner and second with one of BJ’s finest was to be the A & B nines and as it had rained so much, the carts were to be driven only on the cart paths. Not too bad if you hit the ball straight, or have a slice as a right hander, but can be a bit difficult if the ball is the other side of the fairway. The course was wet and in some places very soggy, but all in all, the course was in very good condition with grass on the fairways and greens that were fast and true. Major problem was that with the rain of late it got very hot and humid, still what a great day out. Round over, it was a quick

shower and a bite to eat then back to home base. Soon into the results we saw that we had some good scores and as we were playing ‘course handicaps’ it was nice to see. Winner on the day was George King with a fine 39 points ahead of John Pirelle in second with 38 points. We then had Takeshi Hakozaki in third with 37 points ahead of a countback on 36 points that saw John Anderson in fourth with 36 points over Derek Brook and Dick Warberg. Then time for an early night. T.T.F.N. Near Pins: Dick Warberg, Brian Parish and John Pirelle.


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Local Sports Golfers Paradise! by Steve Ellison

Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees Summer solstice has passed and we are losing a couple of minutes of daylight every day. We had no alcohol at The Golf Cub for two nights this week as we celebrated Buddhist Lent and cleaned up our livers for a change. We still managed a good turnout for today as 20 golfers joined the comp. Green Valley is in great condition these days and some say it has never been so lush. John and Jeff at the St. Andrews Golf Centre always look after us before and after the round so pop in to see them for lessons or equipment or a beer when you are there. Thirty nine was the best we could do out here today and the affable Aussie Gary Emmett rose to the occasion. We also say buon giorno to Louis Ventimiglia who is back with us for a 10 day stint, and Louis makes his mark with a 36 today. Va bene! Kev Hamilton knows this course well and 35 points ties him with regular Mark Wood to share third place honours. Don’t forget Bob Catlow who got the Caddy Smile near pin out there today on the testy 16th. Results: 1st –Gary Emmett (17) 39 points 2nd – Louis Ventimiglia (25) 36points T-3rd – Kevin Hamilton

Challenging weekend in Hungary for Sandy Stuvik

(17) 35 points T-3rd – Mark Wood (7) 35 points Pattaya C.C. –Stableford – White Tees A departure from our regular schedule saw us with a last minute booking change to Pattaya C.C. for our comp. The course was well received by our three groups and reports from the lads noted it was in pretty good condition. As usual, the front nine played better than the back nine. The new clubhouse always has rave reviews and the food and drink are properly priced. Capt. Phil found his way from fairway to podium today and 34 Stableford points were required for a third place slot. Not only that, he had the audacity to bag our Caddy Smile near pin as well! There’s Louis V. (not Vuitton) again at the second tier as Lou shoots his handicap for 36 points. Visiting from Oz and TGC house guest Bruce Miller ran away with first today as he finished three strokes ahead of the field with 39 points. Brucie is enjoying his stay with us, but we just need to get him out of bed in time for that 60 second commute to the van. Results: 1st –Bruce Miller (7) 39 points 2nd – Louis Ventimiglia (25) 36 points

Phil Smedley, Gary Emmett and Mark Wood ruled the day 3rd – Phil Smedley (14) 34 points Eastern Star– Stableford – Yellow Tees We got the two fully loaded vans out right on time and set our sights south for the comp at Eastern Star. This is a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course and an interesting layout. Unfortunately, the greens were still on the sandy side but like they say…same for everyone! Loads of putts went short today so scoring was mediocre at best, and that was playing from the yellow tees! This can be a tough course if you let it, and those little fingers of water that invade from the sides are a good challenge. There are some stunning golf holes here and the fairways were in perfect nick. Weather on the day was quite nice and we had a good sea breeze to keep things cool. Last week Steve Wentford had his best ever round in Thailand with a 43 at Khao Kheow, and now shares the

win with his 36. Wayne Martin joins Stevie at the top level with Lasse Pettersen getting third place with a 32 point card. Results: T - 1st –Steve Wentford (13) 36 points T - 1st- Wayne Martin (10) 36 points 3rd – LassePettersen (24) 32 points Thank you for supporting us and see you on the first tee! 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 7 am to 10:30 pm 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!

Brazilian Footballer Supports GIS Stars by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona

A Brazilian international footballer helped students from Garden International School (GIS) celebrate their sporting success. The 3rd annual Sports Awards Evening was held at GIS just before the end of the school year. To make the event even more prestigious, the special guest was Brazilian international footballer Leandro de

Oliveira da Luz. He gave a speech telling students to do their best, and then handed out the awards, signed autographs and had his photograph taken with many students. Leandro played four matches for the Brazil Olympic squad at the Pan American Games in 2003, scoring in a 4-0 victory by Brazil against Colombia. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya.

The fourth round of the GP3 Series took place at the Hungaroring Circuit just outside Budapest, in Hungary. The circuit had been fully resurfaced since the last time the GP3 Series raced there last year. Sandy was feeling ready for the challenge after his strong qualifying in Silverstone two weeks ago. Qualifying took place on Saturday morning. Sandy Stuvik and the Trident Team had a positive Free Practice session on Friday, and felt confident for the day's qualifying. However, Sandy was very unlucky in this qualifying session, after having the red flag intrude his run on the second set of new tires, this meant he would not get the best performance from them and would thus end the session in 21st place. "We had the potential to be in the top five, but we were just really unlucky and it didn't go our way today. It will be a very difficult weekend from here."

Starting from the back in race one, Sandy had a good start and managed to get a few positions up. Unfortunately the first few laps would be the only chance to overtake, as the new asphalt on the Hungaroring circuit combined with the Medium compound Pirelli tire meant that there would be very little degradation and therefore no overtaking. Sandy finished the race in 18th position. "Just a very processional race today, not a lot to do after the first few laps when everything settles down it's almost impossible to overtake at this circuit and it's something we expected." The second and final race of the weekend saw Sandy start and finish in 18th position, almost an identical repeat of yesterday in a race that saw virtually no overtakes. "Similar race to yesterday, there isn't much to do and it feels very disappointing when you know you have the car to be fighting for podiums. We will work hard to make sure our qualifying in Hockenheim next weekend puts us much higher up the grid." Sandy is sponsored by the Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand.

Leandro presented the trophies at the Sports Awards Evening.

2016 GP3 Series Calendar

Well done! A GIS student picks up a special sports' award.

A GIS student gets to meet a Brazilian footballer.

Date 26-28 Aug 2-4 Sept 30 Sept -2 Oct 25-27 Nov

Venue Spa-Francorchamps,Belgium Monza, Italy Sepang, Malaysia Yas Marina, UAE

Remark Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9


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You & Your Pets Morning Breath

Isn’t it wonderful to be nudged awake by your furry friend, whether it’s a dog licking your chin or a cat kneading your chest? Except when their lively “good morning” greetings are accompanied by their deadly bad breath: the bane of many pet owners. Halitosis usually is a result of periodontal disease,

common to about 85 percent of all dogs and cats. As the disease progresses, the smell worsens. To counter the problem, your pet must have a complete teeth cleaning at the veterinarian. Subsequently, you can brush his teeth and provide dental chews between cleanings. Note, however, that bad breath might be the result of other medical conditions such as bacterial infections, fungal overgrowth, or even cancer, diabetes or kidney disease. An experienced veterinarian can often differentiate the uremic breath of kidney disease from the ketone breath of diabetes, but for most that diagnosis requires blood work. Lastly, bad breath can be diet related, especially if your cat is on a strong-smelling fish-based diet or (sorry to say) your dog is into eating feces. If the halitosis doesn’t bother you, you might ignore it. Just know that it might be a symptom of something serious and that in most cases bad breath is highly treatable.

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

What to do when… Do you know what to do if your dog eats something with sharp edges or ingests a long piece of string? Bread to the rescue. Dogs have been known to swallow sharp bone shards and even things like pins and needles—any of which can damage the gastrointestinal tract and perhaps be fatal.

So immediately feed your pet some bread. The bread can encase the foreign material, allowing it to pass more safely through the GI tract. It can also help protect the esophagus from harm if your dog eventually vomits. Similarly, if your furry friend ingests a long piece of string, yarn, or thread that becomes stuck in his throat or elsewhere in his GI system, again give him some bread. The bread can help the material wad up into a clump and pass through the GI tract. But left untreated, the strand could interfere with proper intestinal workings or even cut through the intestinal wall and cause peritonitis. However, if Fido vomits a couple of times, has profuse diarrhea, is in pain, or becomes very lethargic, skip the bread and head straight to the vet.

A cat’s eyesight is both better and worse than humans. It is better because cats can see in much dimmer light and they have a wider peripheral view. It’s worse because they don’t see color as well as humans do. Scientists believe grass appears red to cats.

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

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.

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

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

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 Not Always Purrfect

Going to the Dogs...

The amount of time it takes for a dog to "do its business" is directly proportional to outside temperature plus the suitability of the owner's outerwear. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon

A kitten's purr is a complex emotional signal that is designed to communicate with other cats and to us humans as well. Purrs can be a sign of contentment and general well-being, but they can also be an indication of an injury or illness. When in doubt, check the kitten's body language.


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Games

CROSSWORD Across

Down 1. Ladder part 2. Perlman of “Cheers” 3. Large vehicles 4. Fight, like stripes and plaid 5. “Happy” bird 6. Finland’s cont. 7. Out of bed 8. Armed uprising 9. Slumbered 11. Confines (2 wds.) 16. Oohs and __ 19. On __ of (as a representative) 20. Entertainer Kitt 21. Group of puppies 22. “Norma __ “ (Sally Field movie) 23. Football trainer 24. Tells all 26. Purplish fruit 27. Comet feature 28. Novelist Ferber 29. Minor impression 31. Intense rage

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Solution Issue 21

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WHAT’s the WORD? new

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1. Reading and B&O (abbr.) 4. Becomes sunny 10. Negative answer (hyph.) 12. Hardy’s pal 13. Actress Campbell 14. Get here 15. Air filterer (2 wds.) 17. Dip in liquid 18. Moviegoer’s admonition 19. Jarring blow 20. Wallach et al. 22. Tenant’s obligation 23. Adam’s son 24. What Scoorage shouted 25. Food morsel 26. Like some skirts 30. Famous Hun 32. Burden 33. Member of the first circle of angels 34. Helsinki’s native 35. Sultan’s households 36. Map marking (abbr.)

get

Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: To restrain. First letter: K Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Any picture or image file within a Web page, usually in GIF or JPEG format. First letter: G Answer: __________ 3. Definition: A document completed by a physician or another approved examiner and submitted to an insurer to supply _____ evidence of insurability (or lack of insurability) or in relation to a claim. First letter: M Answer: __________

4. Definition: A provision in a title insurance binder or policy excludes liability for a specified title defect or an outstanding encumbrance. First letter: E Answer: __________ 5. Definition: _____ is the nonpersonal communication of information, usually paid for, and usually persuasive in nature, about products, services or ideas by identified sponsors through the various media. First letter: A Answer: __________

Answers: 1. Keep; 2. Graphic; 3. Medical; 4. Exception; 5. Advertising.

Hidden Words Puzzle Source: www.puzzles-world.com

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Answers: 1. Mirror; 2. Straw; 3. Couch; 4. Tiles; 5. Cat; 6. Cord.


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