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decision has been made for most foreigners in Thailand compulsorily to use special SIM cards in their mobile phones. Initially, the rule was said to apply to foreign tourists and to one year visa holders for work, marriage or retirement. The secretary general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) said the move was to enhance national security but needed further discussion and would take six months to introduce. However, a government spokesman subsequently stated that the requirement would apply to tourists but not to “expats” although no definition of the term was given. Mobile operators can preset some technical features in SIM cards to ensure that they can always track users who will not be able to turn off this function. The NBTC claims that the policy is not a restriction of foreigners’ rights as they will be tracked by the authorities only if they are criminal suspects under a court order. However, Thai

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nationals will not be subject to the new regulation “as we can already track Thais”. The NBTC announcement has set off a wave of comments, especially in the social media, about the desirability and practicality of the measure. Many bloggers feel that this is one more anti-foreigner move after the recent decision to introduce a new immigration form for visa extensions which requires personal information such as

hangouts, vehicle ownership and local bank account details. Although the NBTC has claimed that Malaysia and Singapore are both due to introduce the new SIM card innovation, it is not clear that these neighboring countries currently have the necessary technology or the political will to do so. It is not clear how the Thai authorities would enforce the ruling. Some commentators believe that free “tracking”

SIM cards would be handed out on incoming flights or given at immigration entry points nationwide. Such a procedure is already used by several countries, for example Sri Lanka, but as a public relations and welcoming gesture without tracking implications. But the Thai authorities have not yet given a commitment that the new SIM cards would be free. Continued on page 6


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Police assigned to clean Necklaces 300 up crime before election snatched Pol. Maj. Gen. Ampol Buakhao, chief of Chonburi Police Station, Pol. Col. Trairong Phiewpan, deputy commander Chonburi Police Station and Pol. Col. Apichai Krobpetch, chief of police Pattaya City, led 329 police officers to clear up and manage crimes. Gen. Ampol said that the crime protection and suppression group also checked for illegal drugs, weapons and every type of crime before the recent election.

Engineer Jonsun Ryu, 38, a tourist from Korea reported to the police that his gold necklace was snatched on Naklua Road. Jonsun said while he was riding a motorcycle, two teenagers approached him and snatched his jewelry worth 30,000 baht. Indian national Vishnubhai Juthabhai, 45, said that a ladyboy took his necklace woth 75,000 baht on Pattaya Beach. Police investigator, Aekachai Moosi coordinated with the Tourist Police to check and investigate the rampant snatchings and to look for suspects especially on Beach Road and Naklua.

Stolen Honda car parts

Ladyboys hug again A white Honda Civic car was found parked beside the road at Nongkate Noi railway junction in Nongpalai missing its engine hood, spoiler and several items inside the car, like a Cannon 5D Mark 2 camera, two camera lens, computer notebook and

Three ladyboys were reported to the police by Indian businessman Kapish Kumar Ragawal, 24, who said the three katoey approached and hugged him on Beach Road, then suddenly snatched his gold necklace worth 40,000 baht. Kornkham Chanjorn, 24, was later arrested after the victim chased and caught him while the other two assailants fled.

stereo. Owner, Sukanai Phothong, 29, Japanese restaurant manager, said he was on his way to the hospital when his car ran out of gas. Returning with petrol 20 minutes later, he found his car in ruins.

Thai man dies in motel A Thai man in his 40s, identified as Amnuai Phummora, was found dead in Bird’s Inn Motel Soi Bongkot. The motel staff said Amnuai arrived with a Thai woman, about 30-years old. After two hours the woman ran out of the room and asked the staff’s help. She said her companion was unconscious with foam coming out of his mouth. Then the woman escaped from the scene.

Suicide in the woods Unhappy Englishman hangs himself

A young Thai man was found by his employee hanging from a tree in the Nongpalai district. Saengsuri Prayoonkhong, 24 and from Nan province, was said to have had a furious argument with his father which left him very depressed. His staff, Manote Khampunang, 19, said the two of them had been drinking whiskey and Saengsuri told him he was going to fix a cable. Police said they were working on the theory this was a suicide.

British national Andrew Thomas Quinn, 56, was found hanged in his Huay Yai home which had also been deliberately set on fire. His wife Daoruang told investigators that her husband had lately been drinking heavily and had begun affairs with several women. She claimed that Quinn had struck her on more than one occasion when she refused to grant him an

amicable divorce. For this reason she had left the house to stay with relatives. On the day of the suicide, the distressed foreigner asked his wife to come home or he would burn the house and end his own life. The next she knew was when a neighbor phoned her to say that he had accomplished both of his aims.


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News CEO of Magna Carta Chalermwat Winuktayon, appointed as legal adviser to Pattaya Mayor The Pattaya City director has appointed Chalermwat “Pico’ Winuktayon, ceo of Magna Carta Law Office, as legal advisor in civil, legal and administrative cases. The appointee will act as a litigation consultancy, suggesting the procedural process for the cases, which involve with the administration and attending meetings as appointed from the deputy mayor of Pattaya, Chanatpong Sriwiset.

The City Council and City executive have completed their terms and according to the Ministry of Interior, Chanatpong Sriwiset was appointed as the Pattaya City director and has been assigned to temporarily carry on the duty of mayor of Pattaya until a new mayor is appointed to operate and resolve problems in civil, criminal and administrative case.

To Be Number One Idol

Director of Pattaya City School 11, Jirasak Jitsom, presided over the opening of To Be Number 1 Idol, search for the youth idol 2016. Teachers and

students joined the opening. The contest aims to help youth gain self confidence and to excel in their studies. Twenty-four 24 students participated.

Save elephants: do not buy ivory Thailand is continuing its efforts to bring an end to an illegal trade in ivory and ivory products by strengthening the nation’s legislation to be in line with the Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). To create greater awareness on Thailand’s efforts to stop illegal ivory trade, the country’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has been actively campaigning for the project through several activities, including the release of a video aimed at warning travelers of

the regulations and penalties in place of anyone dealing with

illegal ivory or ivory products, as well as handing out leaflets.

Chinese Love Home open

Chinese Love Home Learning Centre was officially opened in Harbor Mall Pattaya. The ribbon cutting by former Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wattana Chanthavaranonth, former City parliament member Banjong

Banthoonprayuk, Pratheep Charoenporn and CHL manager Nongnut Parntubavorn. The CHL learning centre offers Chinese language education for beginners to advanced for ages 4 to 12.


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News Thailand celebrates August 2016 as the special month for women’s journey The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) today officially launched the highlyanticipated Women’s Journey Thailand campaign in a grand welcome reception, presided over by H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, deputy prime minister of Thailand, and H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports. The event was presented by Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the Board of TAT, together with TAT executives and representatives from leading players in Thailand’s tourism industry. TAT also invited more than 150 famous celebrities, bloggers and photographers from around the world to come to Thailand to enjoy and share their experiences during the one-month campaign. Making special appearances were Sheikha Hend Fausal Al Qassemi, princess of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Wanda Corazon Teo, tourism secretary, Department of Tourism, The Philippines;

Madeline Gay Cowe, Miss World Australia 2016, along with the four runners-up; Ms. Xu Yun Fang, Miss Universe China 2015; Michelle Yim, Hong Kong SAR movie stars; Chalita Suansane, Miss Universe Thailand 2016, as well as Rawan Bin-hussain and Amy Kitchingman, both from Dubai. Among the activities and events to mark the royal benevolence of H.M. the Queen of Thailand is the 84 Perspectives of Thailand familiarisation trip. A total of 84 journalists, bloggers and social media influencers are invited to visit Thailand, to experience firsthand the many royal projects that have been initiated up and down the country, as well as enjoying local Thai experiences. The five-day journey highlights a number of royal initiative projects that were established to boost local economies, help promote water conservation, self-sufficiency and the preser vation of Thailand’s natural heritages,

in the Northern, Northeastern, Central, and Southern Regions. Meanwhile, The Passage of Thai Fabric a Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen event is being organised to strengthen the recognition of Thai fabric and to honour Her Majesty’s continuous contributions to the conservation, development, and promotion of a wide variety of Thai fabric to international awareness. The event will take place in Bangkok from August 20 to 21 at Siam Paragon and from August 23 to 28 at the Plearnary Mall. Highlights will include fashion shows of top-quality Thai fabric clothes by leading and emerging Thai designers, exhibitions on Thai fabric, and showcase of handicraft products. To enhance Thailand’s positive image as one of Asia’s most female friendly d e s t i n a t i o n s , TAT i s inviting 33 professional lady photographers from around the world to join the Thailand through Her Eyes 2016

activity. During the six-day trip, they will enjoy uniquely local Thai experiences such as the local communities’ way of life, Thai massage, Muay Thai lesson, Thai cooking class, shopping, spa, tuk-tuk night food tour, and many more, in five routings across Thailand. Some of the participating photographers are USA’s Alison Wright, Qatar’s Andrea Buenafe, China’s Zhang Xiao Mei; Japan’s Asaoka Megumi, Australia’s Heather Marie Udy, and India’s Deepti Asthana. TAT is also organising the Lady Golf Challenge project, a joint effort between TAT’s overseas offices and local travel agencies in their respective markets to offer special golf packages to more than 100 lady golfers from around the world. Last but not least, TAT is organising the Lady Celebrities to Thailand familiarisation trip in cooperation with Thai Air Asia. The project will bring international bloggers and

CentralFestival Banglamung donates cones awards pins

CentralFestival Pattaya Beach donated 100 traffic cones to the city. Mall GM Sorachai Intaravichai gave the cones to Pattaya City representative Chanatpong Srivisate.

At a meeting of the Banglamung community and local administration, district officer Chakorn Kanchanawatta awarded service pins to newly appointed head of communities from Nongpalai, Khao Mai Khaew and Huay Yai.

Pedophile campaign diversifies A UN-backed report finds that child sex tourism has spread to every corner of the world and that the scourge is actually being helped by new technology now available. “A Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism” stresses that the spread of communications technology is facilitating abuse at every step by helping offenders groom and procure children using social media channels and by allowing them to spread abuse materials through encryption and the “dark web”. An allied problem is organized cybersex: webcam child sex tourism in which youngsters perform sexual acts in front of a camera directed by the abuser.

The traditional view of the foreign pedophile was that he was a wealthy white man visiting certain locations in Southeast Asia. But the report suggests that this perception is largely outdated. Cities such as Bangkok and Pattaya, which were popular with abusers in the past, are now less attractive thanks to ongoing police crackdowns and the increased likelihood of arrest. The report’s authors say that these days, victims are more likely to be targeted by local or regional travellers - such as Japanese, Chinese or South Korean tourists - who are present in much greater numbers. There is evidence of children being bought for sex in Myanmar and Laos, countries which

have a reputation for weak law enforcement in this type of offence. The study says, “Twenty years ago it might have been possible to sketch a rough global map showing where international travelling sex offenders were from but today the distinctions between countries of origin and countries of destination are blurring.” Thus Europe itself, once the main source of pedophile tourists, is now emerging as a destination, especially in central and eastern European nations which lack effective child protection laws. Poor countries in Latin America and North Africa, which have seen a huge expansion in international

travel, often neglect women and children’s civil rights. Dorothy Rozga, executive director of ECPAT International which oversaw the report said, “This is the largest bank of information ever gathered on the issue and shows that exploitation in travel and tourism has expanded across the globe, outpacing attempts to stop it.” The report stresses that Thailand has taken significant steps forward in combating child abuse, thanks partly to the fact that most western embassies have police officers stationed for anti-pedophile work using the latest hi-tech equipment. A senior Pattaya police officer, who asked not to be named as he was an undercover investigator, said “I can’t say that Pattaya has resolved the problem altogether, but the

social media influencers to enjoy a variety of exceptional products and services geared to meet the needs of all women travellers in three routings across Thailand. I n a d d i t i o n , TAT i s working with a range of partners in the health and beauty sector as well as hotels, airlines, hospitals, gyms and sports clubs to offer discounts and offers to women visiting Thailand from August 1 to 31, 2016. To support the Women’s Journey project, the special deals from the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale will be extended to August 31.

Finally, for the month of August 2016, TAT has worked with the related authorities to designate a special immigration lane for ladies (women travellers’ fast track) at Thailand’s major international airports in Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang), Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai. Visit www.tourismthailand. org/womensjourney for further details on Women’s Journey Thailand. Visit http://atgs2016. thailandshoppingparadise. com/ for details on Amazing Thailand Grand Sale 2016.

Hairstylists compete at Diana Garden Resort

Saowanee Panatsorn, deputy secretary of Board of Private Education, and Vichai Phuangpakeesiri, director of Secondary Education Chonburi Region 3, opened the hair and beauty competition in Diana Garden Resort Pattaya. More than 200 hairstylists representing different Pattaya beauty schools participated. Kay Boonkeyuth of Juthamas Beauty School won first prize. Hair and makeup training were provided during the event. pedophile network knows very well that youngsters are not available here as they once were.” He added that former pedophile haunts had been “raided to extinction”, commenting that there were now far fewer prosecutions of tourists for this type of offence. “They know we mean business,” he concluded, “and that they will be found guilty and punished in the courts.” None the less, some critics argue that the exclusive concentration on foreigners ignores the fact that many, even most, child sex offences are committed globally by relatives or friends of the family. For example, some expat blogs in Cambodia say that the overzealous targeting of foreign men, who may be innocent, ignores the reality of common sex abuse by locals.

“Sex abuse cases not involving foreigners just don’t seem to get to court,” argued one blogger. On the other hand, it is true that foreigners doing voluntary work with children or working in orphanages can sometimes be guilty. In Cambodia, a former orphanage director was jailed for abusing eleven children under his care, the court dismissing his claim that he had been set up. What is clear from the UN Global Study is that child sex abuse has spread globally and has been underpinned by new technology which has benefited the guilty parties rather than the investigators. As the report states, “With the click of a button, offenders can have children ‘delivered’ to their hotel room or anywhere else they choose.” The problem is no longer restricted to Thailand and its neighbours.


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Pattaya Motor Show Healthcare in Thailand Nine things to know: The new Toyota MR-S was officially launched at the Pattaya Motor Show held at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.

A total of 30 new models from various companies were promoted at the annual event and dealers provided various special offers to tempt buyers.

Combating global warming

1. The sectors Healthcare in Thailand is generally good but it is important to distinguish between the private and public sectors. The public sector is essentially for Thais although many hospitals will accept farang patients provided they can pay for treatment. Private hospitals in Thailand tend to be better equipped and have more staff able to communicate in languages other than Thai. Many Thai doctors are not based in one hospital but travel between several on different days of the week. 2. The costs Costs in public hospitals, outpatient and inpatient, are much lower than in Europe. But costs in private hospitals are much higher and comparable with those in specialist hospitals in Europe. In Bangkok and some provincial cities, intensive care units are equipped as well as those in Europe with the latest technology. But expect to pay similar prices.

CentralFestival Pattaya Beach General Manager Sorachai Intaravichai formally opened the SFX Cinema Energy Day 2016 which aimed to demonstrate the importance of saving electricity and slowing down global

warming. Various activities were held including the working of energy-saving innovations, renewable energies and cutting the use of traditional power in homes and offices.

Chevrolet delivers the first AllNew Colorado with a big surprise Chevrolet Sales Thailand has delivered the first unit of the allnew Colorado, to its first customer. Chevrolet recently organized a successful public launch for the allnew pickup truck in Bangkok, and will have road show events in four provinces nationwide throughout August. Wittaya Mekprasit, the customer and owner of the first all-new Colorado in Thailand, says: “We have been a customer of Chevrolet for quite a few years. We own a Cruze and Captiva, Colorado and we are adding the allnew Colorado to our family. Today, the Chevrolet team also provided a great experiences that went beyond our expectations, by organizing a ‘Chevy caravan’ consisting of a convoy of all-new Colorados to pick me and my family from our house, and drive us to the dealership to receive the new truck.

Lawyer’s Day in Court

Payung Chusong, Pattaya Provincial Court chief of judiciary, led the Buddha lighting ceremony in commemoration of Krom Laung Ratchaburi Rekrith, the father of law in Thailand. Ten monks performed the ceremony.

3. Insurance Travellers are forever being reminded to take out proper insurance, and this is obviously very good advice as long as you declare in advance any pre-existing conditions. But it is estimated that only about half the tourists to Thailand have any kind of medical cover and virtually none in the case of Chinese and Indian tourists. Many hospitals in Thailand now require a down payment, if no insurance can be shown, before treatment can be commenced. 4. Traffic jams Thailand is known for its high volume of traffic , especially in large cities, which can affect the efficiency of emergency health services. Ambulances often have difficulty responding and transporting patients quickly. Additionally, many doctors have schedules that require them to travel constantly from hospital to hospital which can mean they cannot always keep appointments on time. 5. Health hazards Thailand’s tropical climate is loved by many but it has its downside too. The warm weather generates the ideal conditions for bacteria and viruses to grow. Mosquitoes represent a particular risk since they are responsible for a number of diseases and not just malaria. If travelling to Thailand, there are a number of recommended vaccinations available in your home country.

Chevrolet and its dealer executives hosted us with a warm welcome which we are very impressed. We are certain there are more Chevrolet nameplates to come because Chevrolet vehicles offer great performance, usability and design. We are also impressed by Chevrolet M.K. Bangbuathong’s services.”

The all-new Colorado received great feedback from media and customers who already tested the truck. Prices for the all-new pickup truck start at 594,000 baht for the entry-level LS variant while the top-of-the-line, premium High Country variant is available at 1,068,000 baht.

6. Outpatient treatment Major hospitals in Thailand all operate outpatient departments, for example dentistry, plastic surgery and eye problems, but these are supplemented by large numbers of private clinics. Some private clinics are first rate and use the services of doctors based in hospitals. But some caution has to be exercised, especially as it is very difficult to sue in the case of allegedly unsatisfactory treatment. 7. Second opinion A doctor treating you in hospital and recommending a course of treatment will not object if you decide to take a second opinion, perhaps in another institution. Indeed, the appointment slips of several major hospitals even make this point explicitly. A second opinion is never a bad idea if you are concerned in any way there could be alternative treatments or solutions. 8. Living wills These are a very good idea for many people, but it is important that they surface at the right time. If you do decide to make a living will - which basically covers your wishes if you are terminally unconscious then lodge a copy with your best friend or nearest relative for them to show the hospital authorities when the time is right. Euthanasia is not allowed by law in Thailand. 9. Final journey Hospitals in Thailand are usually very good at helping grieving relatives cope with a death that occurs there. They will normally assist with embassyrelated bureaucracies, the issuing of death certificates, choice of a mortician and so on. Whether an autopsy is necessary or not is a police discretion in Thailand. Unless the body is transported abroad, the normal method of disposal is cremation as burials are prohibitively expensive in this country.


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News Foreigner tracking confusion Special privilege during the Maya Continued from page 1 Nor are Thailand’s many long-term retirees clear about the implications for them, if indeed they are to be included in the net. Many are not computer-savvy and do not own a mobile phone. It is not clear whether those with mobile devices would need to report to their operator to change the SIM card. A spokesperson for AIS said that she knew nothing of the new regulations and thought that it would be months before clarity was on the horizon. Further concerns have been raised about the effectiveness of the move as it may not work on some phones, especially those purchased and registered abroad. Indeed, the NBTC has already suggested that such phones will not be covered by the new regulation. Nor will the policy work for foreigners who no longer use their

mobiles and have abandoned their registration. When their numbers are reissued to a new subscriber, a whole set of unresolved issues are thrown up about identification. Although there is a consensus that Thailand does harbor some foreign criminal elements, especially in the area of financial fraud, it is far from clear that the SIM card news will help to counter them. There are all sorts of ways to circumvent the proposal including use of phones registered abroad, putting a mobile in the name of a relative or friend, or even paying a third party to purchase one. If the third party was a Thai national, there would be no requirement anyway to have the tracking technology. The NBTC has accepted that there will now be a period of consultation with interested parties such as mobile phone operators, the customs department and various

government agencies. It is to be hoped that discussions will also occur with tourist agencies who will be able to see that long lines of impatient tourists at immigration entry points, unable to understand what the new SIM cards are all about, are the last thing that is required if Thailand’s stated aim of encouraging international tourism is to avoid a torpedo shock. Everyone can agree that criminally-minded foreigners, whether potential terrorists or large-scale money launderers, should be kept out of the country by all lawful means. But the rash introduction of a compulsory scheme which may achieve little in practice but will compromise lucrative tourism - which amounts to around ten percent of the gross national product - is likely to lead to far more problems than it solves. In other words, it is folly to throw the baby out with the bath water.

Music Festival 2017 by Amari Pattaya

From last year’s tremendously successful Maya Music Festival, next year’s event will be held in Pattaya on February 17 to 18 2017. Amari Pattaya will join a partnership programme with Maya Music Festival 2017 by offering a special privilege for both Amari Ocean Pattaya and Amari Garden Pattaya. A 25 percent discount on room including breakfast with free late checkout until 3 pm in all room categories will be offered. If you prefer to stay in a modern room at Amari Ocean Pattaya, visit www.amari.com/ ocean-pattaya; if you prefer

resort style at Amari Garden Pattaya, visit www.amari. com/garden-pattaya. Choose your style. From today until February 20, 2017, make a reservation for stays on February 10 to 20,

2017, and don’t miss to add the promotion code: MAYA17 when booking. For more information, call Amari Pattaya on 038 418 418 or e-mail reservations. pattaya@amari.com.

Answer to flood problem

Anti-drug training Chatepol Boonsawat, consultant to the mayor, presided over a meeting on how to solve the Pattaya flooding problem which has bedeviled the city authorities since time immemorial. City officials responded that they have been hard at work improving the drainage system and providing extra pumping stations

at Sukhumvit 46, Jomtien Beach, Pratumnak Soi 5 and Chaiyapreuk Soi 1. Normally, the heaviest storms of the rainy season occur in October. So far, this year, rainfall has been 50 percent heavier than last which has improved the former drought situation along the eastern seaboard.

Pattaya Kwaeng Court Opens Teachers, parents and youngsters joined a youth training scheme at the Chumchon Chumsai Hall on Pattaya Third Road. It was explained that use of illegal drugs was a growing problem in society and that young people must be educated to refuse to become involved for health and safety reasons. Police officers contributed to the conference and emphasized that most inmates of the country’s prisons were serving time for drugs-related crimes.

Drunk foreigner assaulted by club staff A Russian tourist was badly beaten by the staff of a club on Walking Street. Thirty-year old Byzov Maxim was found u n c o n s c iou s by t h e police, his face swollen wounds to his cheeks. He was sent to Banglamung Hospital. Club staff said the Russian was very drunk and was assaulting other customers, so they decided to drag him outside.

The Pattaya Kwaeng Court was opened in observance of His Majesty King Bhumbibol 70th year of the accession to the throne and celebrating Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit 84th Birthday. The new department provides

service that meets international standards, will implement a conciliation system, and create knowledge and understanding about cases in court. Also, court personnel will be trained to assist and improve their services.

Teens caught with fake IDs Ordered to pull over on their motorbikes during a routine police check in south Pattaya, a group of male teens were found to have fake identity cards which increased their ages by several years. One of the group admitted he had produced the fake cards because he worked at offices were the technology was available. Police also found illegal drugs on their persons which provided yet another reason to march them to the police station.


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News Navy performs for the Queen

Snap Judgment Farang deaths

Nearly 2,000 navy men parade at the Navy Training Center in Sattahip on the occasion of her Majesty the

Queen 84th Birthday. They made an image with the wordings 84th Long Live The Queen.

Thailand’s Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek kicks off regional sailing circuit with a bang The 13th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek saw some of the toughest sailing competition in any regatta ever in Thailand July 21 to 24. Not only did the record fleet of 47 boats and 500+ sailors and friends include top sailing talent from more than 25 countries, but the challenging and shifty wind conditions meant it was a competition of patience and tactics, testing professionals and novices alike. Winners from Auatralia, Denmark, Canada, Singapore and the UK were celebrated at the closing party gala dinner presided over by Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the board of directors of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and hosted by Cape Panwa Hotel, with the overall series prizes being presented by Admiral Kraisorn Chansuvanich, president of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand.

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek kicks off the 2016/17 regional sailing circuit known as the Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a collection of 12 sailing events across Asia whereby sailors cumulate points and an annual winner is awarded in

June each year under the auspices of the Phuket Yacht Club and with support of the Sports Authority of Thailand, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and Sports Association Phuket.

Hair and Make Over Contest 2016

Winners of the Pattaya Hair & Make Over Contest at Royal Garden Plaza were awarded 100,000 baht cash. Judges were Tonakorn Pikulthong from Princess Sirindhorn Professional Centre, Manat Promduang,

president of Association of Beauty School in Thailand Pornchai Pisarnsith, former president of Chonburi press club Napol Boriboon and Nipada Rojratanavanich of Nipada Beauty School.

It’s a fact of life that around 100 Chinese tourists die in Thailand every year. According to the Chinese embassy in Bangkok, the main causes are accidents on land drownings at sea. A spokesman said that the Beijing authorities were now issuing travel advice whilst encouraging the Thai side, especially in resorts such as Pattaya, to ensure that warning signs are in Chinese and not just in Thai or English. Thailand welcomed about 8 million tourists from mainland China last year and the figure is likely to be larger this year. Since 2012 the Chinese have been the biggest international group and they are also, contrary to gossip, the biggest spenders. The Thai Tourist Authority is predicting at least 10 million Chinese tourists will arrive in the calendar year 2016. Last month the Chinese internet giant Baidu joined forces with the Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) to launch 17,000 tourist attractions in the Chinese language on Baidu which will encourage Chinese visitors to explore the Kingdom by themselves. TAT will also work with Baidu to introduce a smart guide in which Chinese visitors can use a QR code to listen to brief information on tourist destinations in Mandarin. It has been launched as a pilot test at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok and the Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya. Initial reports say both these venues have benefitted enormously from this new technology in boosting visitor numbers. Tourism, when all is said and done, is one of the main driving forces of the Thai economy at the present time. Now that Thailand is committed to annual tourist numbers of around 30 million, death does remain a problem subject. The challenge is in figuring out how best to prevent fatalities amidst increasing numbers. “We don’t want to see an increased rate of deaths, it leads to a loss of confidence amongst tourists as well as creating social problems in their own countries,” said Charoen Wangananont, president of the Thai travel agents’ association. In recent months, a series of bad accidents have given the country bad publicity. In January, a van accident in Phichit caused four Mexican tourists to lose their lives. Several Brits have died in swimming or pool accidents. In February, an elephant trampled and gored to death a Scottish tourist in Koh Samui, whilst a 52-year old French woman died after being struck by a boat whilst swimming off Krabi in an area reserved for snorkelers. There is actually a website, Farang-Deaths.com, which summarizes the situation on an ongoing basis. Statistics collected there reveal that around 200 farang have died in Thailand since the beginning of the year. That number is probably too small as the site collects information only from English, Thai and German media and seems to neglect the much larger number of deaths amongst resident expats from natural causes such as heart attacks and strokes. Records also show that in the past two years 109 Australian tourists lost their lives in Thailand, a fact which may have been responsible for the decline in Australians visiting Thailand, according to TAT. Other reasons were doubtless not death-related, for example, competition from other Asian destinations. Informal evidence collected by a former official of the British embassy in Thailand suggests that around 300 British nationals die in Thailand every year. The main reasons are lifestyle diseases, especially heart attacks and cancer, amongst the elderly resident expat population and these casualties rarely are reported in the local media, thus minimizing their impact. Amongst young tourists, the main cause of death is riding a rented motorbike. Many renters fail to realize that the engine sizes in Thailand tend to be greater than in Europe, whilst not everybody realizes that driving in the Land of Smiles is rather different in the safety stakes than back in the UK. Several international reports have highlighted that road accidents in Thailand are amongst the highest in the world. Although the media always report suicides, this mode of earthly termination is not a larger issue than most other world cities of a million or so people (in the busy season). Nor is it always clear that suicide hasn’t been confused with accidental death, especially where falls from condos are concerned. As regards murder of foreigners, this remains a subject sure to attract the media. But the number remains in single figures in most years, perhaps surprisingly in view of the number of unlicensed guns said to be in circulation. Everybody knows what should and could be done to reduce the number of accidental deaths in Thailand, both local and farang. Public service vehicles, especially buses and minivans, need to checked regularly to ensure that their tyres and brakes are in good working order. Road diversions and construction impediments on highways should be well-lit and easier to see in heavy rain when some of the most dreadful vehicle accidents occur. These common sense solutions are obvious yet are far from being properly operational in Thailand. As regards drunken driving, the Thai police have certainly stepped up their activities on main roads to suppress this evil, although rumours persist that income generation is at least as important as making the roads safer. But the road blocks in cities such as Pattaya have certainly had some beneficial effect. A recent survey of restaurants and bars showed that some drivers had changed their drinking habits specifically because of the increasing danger of being stopped and ordered to undergo a breath test. A handful of wellpublicized cases have illustrated that some farang have indeed been jailed, and in two cases deported, for driving under the influence of liquor. Yet the overall problem of tourist deaths is still unresolved. Tourist safety needs to be made a national agenda subject, ranking with issues such as human trafficking, corruption and illegal fishing. Only when every party gets seriously involved, will the subject be dealt with seriously enough. In the end, prevention is always better than cure.


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‘Take me to school’ CSR’s activity of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Daranat Nuchaikaew, human resources director, along with hotel staff went to the Teacher Boonchoo Home for Special Children to donate items to support their daily life, such as soap, toothpaste, tissue, detergent, snacks, milk, etc. Additionally, they cooked noodles for lunch plus cleaned and fixed the computers for children to be useful again. The Teacher Boonchoo home now has 120 residents, ages three to 47 years old with 35 volunteer nannies. In the afternoon, the group went to school of Ban Kho Bai

Daranat Nuchaikaew (centre), director of human resources received a basket from Boonchoo Muangmai, the owner of the Teacher Boonchoo Home for Special Children

Sri to clean the swimming pool, toilets and public area for children.

It is part of CSR’s activity of Centara Hotels and Resorts called ‘Take me to school’

to help and support the disadvantaged child who gets fewer opportunities. Children were waiting for their lunch

Hundreds of locals and students from Banglamung district donated blood to the Thai Red Cross on Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit 84th birthday. The Red Cross provided food and refreshments to the volunteers who donated blood.

Hotel staff joined the activity and played game with children

Hotel staff cooked noodle for lunch Hotel staff cleaned the public area in school

Pattaya Charity Pool Tournament 2016 Sixty teams turned up for the Father Ray Foundation 3rd Pattaya Charity Pool Tournament at Legend Pool and Sports Bar in Central Pattaya. Other sponsors included the Association of Entertainment Industry and Tourism of Pattaya City, Association of Thai Hotels in Pattaya and Association of Eastern Seaboard Food and Beverage Management Thailand. All proceeds go to the Father Ray Foundation.

Hotel staff started working to clean and wash the swimming pool Help to clean the toilets

Sunee Robinson, public relations manager, cleaned the computer and keyboard for children

Hotel staff from Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya took a group photo after the mission is done from cleaning the swimming pool

Centara Pattaya and Centara Nova donation to Karunyawet Home for Disabled Ladies Centara Pattaya Hotel and Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya led by general manager Jonas Sjostedt along with the management team and staff, visited Karunyawet Home for Disabled Ladies in Chonburi province.This charity and donation event aims to provide money earned from hotel’s internal activities such as selling garland on staff’s birthday party and second-hand market to this foster home. Centara team also brought some needed supplies and snacks. Karunyawet Home was opened in 1994 by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a big supporter of various charities throughout the Kingdom, in an effort to overcome the problem of the increasing numbers of disabled people needing assistance, all of whom have mental or physical disabilities and some have both. The aim of the centre is to provide care services to ladies that have been abandoned or neglected by their families and have no means of support.


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Bridging Thailand and Russia Seminar successful at Royal Cliff

Chevrolet Colorado High Country 2.5 L 2WD

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Renovation expands Chan Takes Royal Crown at King’s

seating capacity Cup Presented by PTT Group 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 100. The restaurant now has 192 indoor and 288 outdoor seats, making a total of 480 seats, compared to the previous total of 387. Oasis, 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, 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 038 301 234 ext 4261.

Chinese Taipei’s Chan Shih-chang realised his dream of winning his first Asian Tour title after a final round three-under-par 67 saw him lift the King’s Cup presented by PTT Group. Having already won five times on the Asian Development Tour (ADT), Chan knew a victory on the Asian Tour was long overdue and was clearly ecstatic when he compiled a four-day total of 12-under-par 268 to win the US$750,000 event by two shots. Compatriot Lin Wen-tang was also all smiles despite finishing second with a 66 at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Thailand’s Danthai Boonma came close to retaining the King’s Cup on home soil but faltered after a closing 64 left him three shots back of Chan where he would finish in tied-third with England’s Mark Foster. Victory was especially sweet for Chan as he became the second player from Chinese Taipei after Chan Yih-shin in 2009 to win the King’s Cup. The 30-year-old also dashed the hopes of the local faithful as the King’s Cup will not be kept on home soil for the first time since 2009. “It was a close battle all the way

until the 16th when I knew I had a chance. Words cannot describe how I felt when I sank that last putt. “It has always been my dream to win on the Asian Tour and I did it today,” said Chan. Chan was aware that a win would not be a straight-forward affair especially at the start of the day when he was battling neck-to-neck with England’s Eddie Pepperell.

It was only when Pepperell dropped five shots in his last four holes that Chan knew a victory was in sight. “I was actually feeling very nervous when I started my round. I knew it would be a very close fight as there was little separating the leaders at the start of the day. I told myself to play my own game and not look at the leaderboard too much so that I’ll not feel so nervous. “The greens are very challenging this week and it was important for me to get most of my shots onto the fairway. I did most of that today,” said Chan. Lin, a six-time Asian Tour winner, came close to adding another title. But despite falling short, he remained sanguine about his game. “If I was destined to win this week, I would be holding the trophy now. But that’s golf. It has been a great week and I cannot ask for more,” said Lin. “I thought I had a good chance coming in as I was really hitting the ball very well. But it’s okay, there will be another time for me again,” added Lin.

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Danthai surmount a late charge that kept the home crowd at the edge of their seats. He stormed towards the turn with a 31 and continued his birdie blitz with three birdies in his next four holes after the turn. However he ran out of steam after that and a bogey on 16 dented all hopes of another local winner.

The management and staff of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, led by Andre Brulhart, general manager, invited mothers from Banglamung Elderly Center and children from Baan Khru Ja Foundation, to celebrate the 84th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and Thai Mother’s Day. The children gave garlands to the elders as sign of respect and appreciation.

South African Wine Experience at Mantra Restaurant & Bar

Mantra Restaurant & Bar, in partnership with Wine Dee Dee Co., Ltd, held an exclusive night of South African Wine Experience at Mantra. All guests were able to taste great South African wines, nicely paired with tasty foods created by Chef Shaun Venter, executive chef of Amari Pattaya. This event was a success, with full support coming from both honourable Thai and international wine lovers. In the photo from left, Chef Shaun Venter, Bantawat Kerkpittaya, manager of Wine Dee Dee Pattaya Co., Ltd, AnirutPosakrisna, chairman of Wine Dee Dee, Karnthida Srinoi, assistant managing director of Wine Dee Dee, and Massiri Shute, food and beverage manager of Amari Pattaya

“I’m very pleased with how I played today although I felt let down by those two bogeys on five and 16. When I eagled six, I felt like my game was back on track and I was ready for the charge. “I did that right until 13. I could not find any more birdies after that and that bogey on 16 all but left me out of the running for the title,” said Danthai.

Bridging Thailand and Russia Seminar successful at Royal Cliff

Royal Cliff Hotels Group was the venue for the “Bridging Thailand and Russia” seminar by the ThaiRussian Chamber of Commerce. More than 60 participants joined this event at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel. In attendance were distinguished government officials lead by Vladimir Marchukov, the senior-counselor and deputy head of Mission of the Russian Federation and Oleg Maslennikov, the trade representative of the Russian Federation along with prominent executives, including Aekthida Vongkamhang, the director of European and CIS Affairs Division of the Department of International Trade Promotion, Oleg Oleinik, the president of the International Union of Ecologists and the president of the International Ecology Movement “Live Planet”, Pattanapong Tansomboon, the first senior vice-

president of Kasikornbank Public Co., ltd., Noppadon Khamsai, the managing director of the Thai Sturgeon Farm Co., ltd. and Nathareekon Saesubak, the Senior investment promotion officer of the Board of Investment of Thailand. Panga Vathanakul, managing director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and the honorary consul of the Russian Federation for the provinces of Chonburi and Rayong was also present to welcome the attendees. The seminar included a presentation of diplomas and awards of the International Union of Ecologists, Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, informative presentations on technologies, current trends and business relations between Thailand and Russia as well as a panel discussion on promoting Thai-Russian trading and investment.


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It was great and successful at the Baraquda Pool Party Hotel Baraquda MGallery by Sofitel’s latest pool party was simply wet and wild for 100 full-on party people. The event was a success as guests grooved the hours away beside the pool to the scorching sets of in-demand DJ’s Vladi, Lisa Bluestar, Neil Thorpe and OSKAR and chowed down on chef’s special a la minute BBQ buffet over their favorite tipple. Entertainment was also provided by the buffed six-packs and curvaceous corners of Hotel Baraquda’s hot gorgeous guys and gals. Due to the amazing feedback with guests already asking when the next event was being held, Hotel Baraquda said the next Cool Pool Party is the first Saturday of September and every month from then on. For more information call 038 769 999 or email info@hotelbaraquda.com

Bikinis on parade Singha Beer sponsored the Central Festival Bikini Race which was held along the resort’s beach. However, more than 1,000 locals and tourists joined in even though many did not have a bikini outfit including a large number of men. Also, shows were performed by Moo Baan Chang, Tiffany Pattaya, Alcazar, Playground and EDM DJ. The general idea was to promote tourism and to illustrate the importance of exercise in a healthy lifestyle.


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Dr. William’s orthomolecular coconut oil presentation introduces his new product by by Mick & Di Barker

There is an impressive amount of literature around on the health benefits of coconut oil and Dr. William is a proud proponent of his organic virgin (Thai) coconut oil. Made from fresh coconuts which are opened less than 48 hours after being picked they are then cold pressed to extract the milk and subsequently go through a centrifuge where the purest oil spins away from the water layer. Dr. William’s presentation, hosted by Aroi Resto and Bar in Soi 89, was an interesting and informative session. Reputed health benefits of the oil, taken regularly, are wideranging from curing Alzheimer’s Disease, easing IBS, fighting colds and flu to balancing cholesterol, improving bone health to energizing the brain. Dr. William comments, “In The Netherlands I was for many years an active member of the Dutch Society of Orthomolecular medicine and I

want to make sure you have peace of mind knowing that I am offering you what I believe is the absolute best coconut oil's that exists”. Peter, the owner of Aroi, had prepared a selection of dishes having marinated salmon tartare in the oil, flash searing tuna and frying peppered chicken and extra tasty

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Willie & Yelly Mcintosh

Andre Brulhart (right), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed Willie and Yelly, Ruengrit Mcintosh (centre) and Geraldine Ricondell Mcintosh (left) during their stay at the resort.

prime Argentinean steak to illustrate the oils cooking potential. Further information can be obtained from Prana Gaya Wellness Clinic on Second Road, North Pattaya near Big C. Tel: 094 889 4701 or call Dr. William direct on 089 207 1473 or email dvanewijk@gmail.com or visit www.pranagaya.com.

Sake Dinner at Mantra Restaurant & Bar

Mantra Restaurant & Bar, in collaboration with Bangkok Beer & Beverage Co., Ltd (BB&B), organised an incredible sake dinner. Mantra Restaurant & Bar was crowded with sake lovers who came to enjoy a taste of Japan, know about the history of sake and learn how to make sake from Ross Edward Marks, a well-known sake sommelier and director retail development of BB&B. In photo from left to right is Shaun Venter, executive chef of Amari Pattaya, Ross Edward Marks, director retail development of BB&B, Benjamas Sitthi, public relations manager of Mantra and Richard Gamlin, resident manager of Amari Pattaya.

Amari Pattaya wins Ice Carving Challenge at the Pattaya Hospitality Challenge 2016 Amari Pattaya celebrates its recent achievement – winning the Ice Carving Challenge under the concept "We Love the King” at the Pattaya Hospitality Challenge 2016. Yuthaporn Namwichai (centre) was the top winner and Ronnasit Dangkaew (second from left) was first runner-up. Robert Rijnders, senior vice president of Onyx Hospitality Group and area general manager of Pattaya (left) and Chutima Konfai (right), director of sales and marketing, were extremely proud of the team’s efforts and results.

VIP welcomed by Centra Maris Su Jianrong, deputy mayor of Ordos and his management team from Mongolia were welcomed by Chaiphun Thongsuthum, Centra Maris general manager and Rattavadee Vachaviputt, hotel resident manager. They attended a caravan car project relationship between Thailand and China.


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New Chevrolet Colorado High Country 2.5 L 2WD

by John K. Lindgren Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com

Downsized Motor, High Levels of Comfort, Features and Safety

We don't call them commercial vehicles – we call them pickup trucks and “Chevy” is one of the legendary pickups. The Colorado model was born in the USA. “Drove my Chevy to the levy...” Now built in Thailand at the General Motors Rayong plant which opened in 2010. Here the latest edition with a name that rocks: Chevy Colorado High Country. Pattaya Today Automotive took it for a weekend test drive. The Colorado High Country was easy to find. Parked at level 10A GM Thailand headquarters. Thanks to the paint job. “Pull Me Over Red” so beastly red that it almost hurts. I love it! Styling cues: The all-new dual-port grille, new bumper, new engine hood and the cool LED daytime running lamps. Maybe the best looking one-tonne Thai built pickup. You can hear it saying “I am ready to roll!” Interior: Step up on the running board and climb in. The cabin is more like an upscale saloon car boasting black leather with white contrast stitching, power-adjustable driver’s seat and piano black accents. Colorado is the first truck in the Thai market to offer Apple Car Play. In the center console a new driver information center with 8-inch color touch screen and Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system the chunky climate control buttons and the air vents are well positioned. All controls user friendly, also when driving in the night. High Country is a four-door crew-cab design with ample legroom in the backseat including armrest. This truck also boasts a marked reduction in wind noise, vibration and harshness. “NVH”. Engine: The previous 2.8 liter Drama diesel has been downsized to 2,5L. The powerful and fuel efficient four-cylinder turbo-diesel is available in manual and automatic transmission producing 180 horsepower and 440 Nm or torque. The 6-speed automatic box with manual mode provides smooth shifting. Diesel fuel consumption during our test drive according the on-board computer average 9.0 and best 17.4 km/l. You can start the Colorado High Country engine with the remote-start function on the key fob. Chevy High Country shares this feature with the new Honda Civic. The range is 100 meter.

Just click and the engine starts and the LED's light up. Cool feature – especially when you park your Colorado outside TESCO-LOTUS in the high noon heat. Safety: Everything from Panic Brake Assist (PBA), to Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Plus front airbags for driver and passenger and knee airbag for the chauffeur. Important Driver Assistance features: Depending on variants, the all-new Colorado boasts lane departure warning, forward collision alert, front and rear parking assist and tire pressure monitor. Additionally, it features auto rain sensor, auto headlamp on/off and the remote-start function. It also comes with a wide-angle view reverse camera (back up camera). The Drive: Destination Kaeng Krachang National Park. Don't be scared by the tongue-twisting “Kaeng Kra-chang” name. Most south bound week-enders pass the road sign at Khao Yoi it without blinking on their way to Hua-Hin, Prachaup Khirikhan. Kaeng

Krachang town is only 180 km from Bangkok. Hit the Thai national highway route 4 (Southern bound highway) and drive until junction to route 3499 south of Phetchaburi. Continue 32 km and you'll you reach Kaeng Krachan Town, near the national park HQ and the reservoir of Kaeng Krachang dam, which looks like natural lake surrounded by rolling hills. The park consists mainly of evergreen rainforest with the highest elevation at 1,200m. In the area you'll find hot springs, waterfalls and caves. Accommodation? Camping grounds, guest houses including a boutique resort the Nana Resort & Spa. What to Do? Trekking, birdwatching, butterfly watching, caving, rafting, canoeing – or just relaxing listening to the birds and the wind. The Chevy Colorado High Country passed test with flying colors: the expressway, highway, country road elevated hill climbs and descents on the asphalt track and the dusty dirt roads. Riding high on the 18 inch tires with commanding view and 180 horsepower provided plenty of traction. On the downhill hairpin turns adequate brakes. Feeling safe in a tough yet refined Chevy truck. Oh, yes! The all-new Colorado pickup truck comes in 13 variants. The entry level Colorado LS manual transmission starts at 594,000 baht and the top-of- theline premium High Country 4WD at 1,068,000 baht. Our tests drive the High Country 2WD Crew Cab: 998,000 baht.

Chevrolet Colorado High Country 2.5 L 2WD

Engine: 2.5 liter turbo diesel Power: 180 horsepower Maximum torque: 440 Nm Top speed: 180 km/h Fuel consumption: 16 kpl (combined) Price: 998,000 baht www.chevrolet.co.th


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

INFINITI @ INTERCONTINENTAL PATTAYA The new menu hums with the tastes and aromas of the best in mediterranean cuisine The newly branded Intercontinental Pattaya (formerly Sheraton) is quietly renovating the property including the creation of Club rooms on dedicated floors. Their flagship restaurant, Infiniti is also receiving a make-over in respect of their restaurant concept. Executive Sous Chef Prichet was on hand to guide us through the newly crafted menu. To dine at Infiniti is an experience to remember. Tables are set on the terrace under either a sunny blue or starry night sky with panoramic views out over the ocean and islands beyond. Gentle breezes catch the air and the open kitchen affords a glimpse of the chefs doing what they do best in an atmosphere of quiet professionalism. On arrival at the hotel, we recommend you take advantage of the buggy to take you down the not inconsiderable distance, through the spectacular tropical gardens to the Infiniti terrace location. We were to experience a 4-course culinary romp through chef’s new signature dishes and whilst waiting for the first serving we enjoyed a glass of the excellent house Cabernet Sauvignon. First up was Carpaccio of sea bass (B.420++). Now we have tasted many adaptations of this

Carpaccio of Sea Bass

Key Lime Pie

famous raw beef dish but never with this fish before. It worked a treat, the soft luscious fish had been sliced into gossamer thin slices and swathed in a rich avocado puree with a salsa verde and a scattering of wild rocket. It was a delicate, delicious dish and one we would certainly order again. Other appetizers that caught our eye were the meze plate of hummous, baba ganoush, Kalamata olives and a tabbouleh salad or fried mini blue crab cakes, caponata, and caper aioli. A modern crab salad is a highlighted dish, devised by Theo Randall (a British

Executive Sous Chef Prichet

born chef who specializes in Italian cuisine and is currently the proprietor of InterContinental Hotel’s London flagship restaurant) it features the very latest fashion in fish seasoning, “Bottarga” which is a dried, salted block of cured fish roe. It is a very expensive product and much in vogue at present. Served with Florentine fennel it is a must try dish. (B.520 ++). Our tasting menu continued with another starter namely a deconstructed Caprese salad with delicious vine cherry tomatoes, marble sized with a sweet, aromatic just-picked flavour. These were accompanied by creamy Bocconcini (small balls of Mozzarella) pesto and aged balsamic and finished with a sprinkling of pine nuts. The innovative tableside seared “Hot Rock” specialities are a unique experience. To be accurate they are not rocks but steel pucks which rest atop a container of white stones, star anise, cinnamon bark and peppercorns, and as you can imagine it all generates an exquisite smoky aroma to permeate the chosen items of Australian lamb loin, beef tenderloin or sea scallops with harissa sauce. Do try. Our main course comprised of a large roasted calamari served on a bed of lentils flavoured with the squid’s black ink. The meltingly juicy and tender calamari was presented in the whole piece for terrific presentation. A big, bodacious plate of health with

the added benefit of that salty ink to get the taste buds flying. Paella rice (for 2) with mussels, prawns, clams and lobsters (B.1,250++) caught our eye as did the rack of lamb with rosemary and salsa verde (another Theo Randall dish) or the speciality 48-hour 1824 short ribs with asparagus and roasted carrot puree. For heartier fare the Grill offers Australian beef tenderloin, fire roasted 150 day grain-fed beef rib eye or the most highly prized Japanese Kurobuta pork cooked to order and served with a variety of sauces and vegetables. For our final dessert course chef presented his speciality Key Lime Pie with summer berries and pistachio ice cream and the kitchen’s signature Tiramisu. Luscious, scrumptious confections for a sugary heaven and the sweetest gastro-finale. If you’re just in the market for a

brunch or lunch-time snack look no further than the brick oven pizzas laden with exquisite ingredients or a plate of fine pasta the likes of spaghetti and blue crabs with Bottarga, garlic, chilli and clam broth. Infiniti’s new menu hums with the tastes and aromas of the best of Mediterranean cuisine. The abundance of well-sourced quality ingredients combined with skillful execution, an energetic serving team and that stunning view from the terrace flows together to make this restaurant a hit from the word go. Infiniti is located in the new InterContinental Pattaya 437 Phratamnak Road. Open daily from 11.00 am to 10.30 pm. Tel: (038) 259 842 www.intercontinental.com/pattaya.


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F&B Promotions Power-packed Superfood Cupcakes available all day

Experience the delicious dishes featuring pomegranate throughout August

at Vistas, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya invites you to experience the delicious dishes featuring pomegranate, the locally-sourced produce of the month, available at Flare and Drift throughout this August only. Pomegranate is a rich source of vitamin A, C, E, antioxidant, iron, calcium and magnesium which helps provide youthful and glowing skin, protect against heart ailments, improve blood circulation and reduce risk of developing cancer. ‘Flare’ invites you to taste the creative menus in Thai style including a whole fish crispy fried with spicy and sweet pomegranate sauce and iced Thai dessert with pomegranate syrup and condensed milk. Price starts from 350 baht nett. Available daily at Flare on level 15 from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. ‘Drift’presents a set of ‘Trio of Ceviche’, the marinated salmon, shrimp and Japanese scallop with fresh fruits and pomegranate served

at Flare & Drift, Hilton Pattaya

Superfood Cupcakes, packed with nutritional power, mean that you can enjoy a sweet treat at Vistas in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya without any guilty feeling. The resort’s bakery has created a recipe using oatmeal, the sweetness of natural honey, the anti-oxidant qualities of blueberries, and other ingredients such as coconut milk, almonds and cinnamon powder. These irresistible healthy Superfood Cupcakes are available throughout August from 9 am to 10 pm at Vistas just off the resort’s lobby and serving light snacks and refreshments against a panoramic view of the water park and the ocean.

with crispy corn chips at 550 baht nett. Available every day at Drift on level 16 from 9 am to 12 midnight. For more information or reservation, contact 038 253 000 or e-mail: bkkhp_fb@hilton.com.

For more information or reservations, contact us on 038 714 981.

Pizza Lover on Board

Let the burgers begin

“A La Carte Breakfast’’

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

at the Lobby Bar, Holiday Inn Bangkok

at Dicey Reilly’s Complement yourself with a good start breakfast. From sensational starter to delicious desserts, it’s one temping meal you’ll definitely want to savor. All day available from 8 am. Price start at 180 baht net only! Dicey Reilly’s is located next to the Royal Garden Plaza and Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. For more information, contact 038 411 755, e-mail: diceyspub@minor.com

Tender veal is a real treat

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

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival at Zing Bakery, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

The Lobby Bar gets fully into the Olympic spirit and invites fans to watch the Rio games while enjoying a menu of great burgers created specially for the occasion. Available throughout August 2016, the menu features five burger styles – one for each Olympic ring – complemented by refreshing Brazilian cocktails. Just as the Olympic Games is a showcase for athletes from around the globe, Olympic burgers at The Lobby feature recipes from diverse culinary regions. So all August 2016, race to The Lobby Bar and let the games – and the burgers and cocktails – begin! Prices start from 320 baht ++ per dish – available from August 1-31, 2016. For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 656 1555 ext. 5112.

at Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Dim Sum Delectable Selection buffet

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.

at Ginger, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

For reservations, call 038 714 981.

From 15 August to 15 September 2016, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is pleased to invite you to celebrate this year’s mid-autumn festival with our traditional mooncakes. Our team takes much pride in creating The ‘Fancy Snowskin Mooncake’ comes in four different creative flavors - cream cheese with chestnut, cream cheese with raspberry, chocolate and mixed fruit; while The Authentic Mooncake comes in a variety of traditional flavors including lotus seed with egg or without, red bean with egg, and durian monthong with the one egg yolks or without. Both will be available at Zing Bakery for just 140 baht per piece. Plus there’s a gift option of a set of four pieces for 670 baht.

Ginger restaurant at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, requests you to try out our dim sum selections along with the traditional Cantonese dishes of the restaurant Enjoy as much as you can only 599 baht ++ per person, available every Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 3 pm. You can enjoy unlimited amount of our selection of Dim Sum with more than 30 menus, steamed fried or baked dim sum dishes such as crab meat and shrimp dumplings, scallop and shrimp dumplings, shrimps wrapped with seaweed, steamed shrimp and fish maw in brown sauce, pork ribs with black bean sauce, BBQ pork noodle rolls, deep-fried shrimp wantons, deep-fried spring rolls, and many other delicious options.

To order or more information, visit Zing Bakery on the ground floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld, or call us on: 02 100 1234 ext: 6485.

For more information or reservation, contact dining reservation at 02 100 6255 or e-mail at diningcgcw@chr.co.th

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

What's Cooking? “Cream Café”, a new bakery & coffee bar at A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya presents a new bakery and coffee bar, Cream Café. A latest modern designed coffee bar in Pattaya where you can sit back, relax and enjoy our crafting cakes, signature Log Toast, tasty chocolate, ice cream and much more. Cream Café is outfitted to keep dessert seeker relaxed and comfy with a plus ensemble of cozy chairs and intimate spaces. Come and indulge yourself at Cream Café where dessert sensation belongs to you. Located on the 1st floor, A-ONE The Royal Cruise Hotel, Pattaya Open daily: 11am – 8 pm. For more details and promotions, call 038 259 555 or www.facebook.com/aonehotel


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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

THE ATRIUM @ AMBASSADOR CITY

A 24/7 Culinary Venue full of gourmet surprises We have to say we would never have thought about popping into Ambassador City for a sashimi platter, sweet and sour chicken or to tuck into a plate of “prik nam pla tu,” but now we most definitely will. For such a venue the pricing is reasonable in the extreme especially at night when you are also entertained by a very accomplished trio of musicians. So next time you’re in a quandary as to where to go for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner – why not head down to Ambassador City and give the Atrium a run for your money? Sound interesting? Read on… The first impression of Ambassador City is that it is huge. With 4,200 rooms situated on a 40-acre property overlooking the beach, it consists of five hotel buildings, eight restaurants, bars, nightclubs, convention center, and fitness facilities and also claims to have Asia’s largest swimming pool. This is indeed a city. As our mission was to review the Atrium restaurant we entered through the Ocean Wing

building. It is an astonishing new edifice; gaze upwards and 18 floors of trailing plant-covered balconies soar into the glass roof. Eight panoramic lifts whizz up and down taking their occupants to their luxury accommodation. It is one imposing, massive space and a sight we never expected to find when we stepped into the foyer. We were now seated in the Atrium restaurant and could take stock of our striking surroundings. This is one glitzy space dominated by a spectacular circular performance platform elevated above the restaurant where a trio of musicians entertains nightly. The menu is also huge. A quintet of kitchens offers Asian cuisine (Japanese, Thai, Chinese and noodle) plus their popular Steak and Grill. We were to be served a tasting menu from all chefs and while waiting sipped on a very acceptable Bushman’s Gully, Cabernet Shiraz which comes in at a promotional price of B.950. Incidentally all prices are net and Atrium is a round the

clock culinary destination serving from their extensive menu 24 hours daily. Primarily we wanted to try the pan-Asian kitchens but did spot many interesting western items on the Steak and Grill menu such as imported steaks, kebabs, beef stroganoff plus lots of fish options including the ubiquitous fish and chips for only B.300. First to arrive at our table was a splendid bowl of glistening, polar fresh sashimi. Either you love this Japanese delicacy or you don’t – no two ways about it. We adore it and the Atrium’s mixed combination was a wonderful example, fresh, succulent and superb (and at only B.220). The Japanese menu also features an extensive choice of teppanyaki dishes and various mixed or individual servings of sushi. Teppanyaki sets offer U.S. or New Zealand beef, Kurobuta pork or chicken, salmon, saba, snow fish or a mixed seafood platter, all served with garlic fried rice, miso soup, mixed salad and kimchi.

From the Chinese kitchen we were served baked rice with seafood in a clay pot (B.180) which again is another personal favourite, the heady flavours of the fish infusing the sweetness of the rice works so well. There are over ten baked rice variations to please all tastes plus a myriad of stir fried or deep fried creations such as sweet and sour chicken, prawns or fish, stir fried young kale with salted fish or stir fried sea bass with black pepper. Prices are in the B.150/180 range. Noodle lovers listen up – there are 30 different variations to please your palates including some Vietnamese favourites. We haven’t even mentioned the Thai kitchen yet! We were served deep fried chubby prawns in a delicious tom yam sauce followed by an eye rewarding “prik nam pla tu” (shrimp paste dipping sauce and Thai mackerel). This Thai dish is a speciality of Chef Panus and was just a treat to gaze upon. Masses of cooked and raw vegetables nestled around a bowl of fiery spiced splendour with a crisply

grilled mackerel just crying out to be dipped into the chili paste (B.160). A wonderful dish and one that we would happily return to eat again on a private visit. Massaman chicken curry was another tasting dish to hit the table, redolent with aromatic spicing it was an adept rendition. For a taste of Europe, bangers and mash appeared with a German twist using top notch Frankfurter sausages. Lots of red and green curries, soups and stir fried dishes with Thai sets (from B.175) the likes of jasmine rice with red curry paste and crispy pork crackling served with salted egg, or what about fried shrimps with roasted chili paste served with rice and deep fried crispy dried squids? A delightful plate of mixed fruit and a velvety crème caramel sweetly brought down the curtain on our Atrium experience. Ambassador City is situated on Sukumvit Road, Na Jomtien. The Atrium is open 24 hours a day and all prices are net (inclusive of service charge and VAT). Tel: (038) 255501 www.ambassadorcityjomtien.com

Hotel Promotions Celebrate the 9th Anniversary of Centara Grand at CentralWorld THB 500,000 worth of prizes to be won Centara Grand at CentralWorld is offering an amazing opportunity to go into the draw to win over 500,000 baht in celebration of Centara Grand at CentralWorld’s 9th birthday. 19 fabulous prizes are on offer, with a grand total of over 500,000 baht and you have a chance to win these prizes during our prestigious 9th birthday festivities. Spend 1,999 baht net at The World and Ginger restaurants and you could win one of our 19 fabulous prizes from our lucky draw! Sensational prizes include accommodation vouchers at luxurious resorts in The Maldives, Phuket, Krabi, Pattaya, Chiangmai and Bangkok, 1 year fitness membership, six months Spa Cenvaree membership and meal vouchers. This unbelievable promotion runs until November 26, 2016. So don’t miss out on your chance to win!

Inspiring anniversary, amazing special deals at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa celebrates its 39th anniversary with a marvelous Marriott offers. In addition, while the number 39 is often revered as a special figure, this year it is worth even more than usual, you are invited to book a night at the resort just 3,900 baht ++. Terms and conditions apply. For more information and reservations, call 038 412 120 or e-mail: pattayamarriott@minor.com


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Vol. 04 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2016

Sweet Secrets: Understanding Sugar and Its Role in your Diet What would life be like without sugar? Certainly not as exciting, because sugar makes our food sweet and taste good, giving us a certain amount of satisfaction. In addition, its sweetness is known to give us that nice instant “lift”that we sometimes crave. Until sugar was widely available as a commodity, sweetness was found in many fruits and vegetables. An interesting fact is that Cleopatra, who lived from 69 to 30 BC, enjoyed figs and dates, two of the sweetest fruits, as her snack foods. It was only in the 1600s that sugar became a major part of the human diet, when sugar plantations were set up and sea voyages brought it to different parts of the world. Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in many foods, such as lactose in milk and fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, some sugar is considered necessary in our diet to supply us with ready energy. Our muscles, and also our brain, both need fuel to boost up energy and keep them active. So sugar should not be eliminated outright from the diet, although moderation and a good understanding will enableus to enjoy the delicious sweetness without affecting our health. Fructose, glucose and sucrose There are many types of sugar that come from various sources. Among the most widely consumed are fructose and glucose which come naturally in the free state from fruits and vegetables – and, these foods naturally contain fibers and antioxidants, as well. Sucrose is a combination of glucose and fructose, and this is what we buy and know as common table sugar. In the body, the glucose is absorbed into the blood and causes the blood sugar to rise. Fructose, on the other hand, must be converted into glucose before being released into the blood, so it is an example of a simple carbohydrate that is great tasting, yet leads to much more modest increases in blood sugar after it is eaten. We also hear about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), made from corn, which is not the same as fructose. In fact, high

fructose corn syrup is very similar in composition to table sugar and about half of the sugar it contains is glucose. HFCS is commonly used in many processed foods. Its popularity started in the 80s and manufacturers started to use it to replace cane sugar. We often do not expect to find sugar in common food items such as ketchup, salad dressings, crackers and other bread products, but these hidden sugars are added to many processed foods to improve their flavor, and unfortunately leaves us with empty calories, and nothing more. This why it is important to learn to read the labels of food that we consume, so we know exactly what we are getting in our diets.   Sugar, yes, but in moderation Sometimes, some sweetener is needed to improve the taste of food or to make it less bitter, or to make it enjoyable to eat. However, it is important that we enjoy added sugars in moderation, and learn to enjoy and appreciate the natural sweet flavors of foods such as fruit. We are all aware that sugar consumption has been scientifically linked to obesity and other health concerns, which is why it is important to understand the different types of sugar and the role it plays in our diet. According to the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, a 475 ml cup of coffee that Thais normally consume contains 10.5 teaspoons or 52.5 grams of sugar, while a glass of 350 ml bubble tea contains 11.25 teaspoons of sugar or 56.25 grams. With just one drink, the recommended daily intake of sugar by the Thai nutritional guidelines (10% of total energy intake or not more than 40 – 55 grams per day), is nearly or already exceeded. Balance is necessary. You cannot have a totally sugar-free diet, but we don’t want to use excessive amounts of sugar that add unnecessary calories to the diet, since this may lead to weight gain.

Dr David Heber, renowned nutrition expert and chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute and the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, does not believe in cutting sugar totally out of the diet.“We need some sugar in our diet every day because of the quick energy it gives for our brain, for our blood cells, and other organs in the body to function properly. If you eliminate all carbohydrates from the diet, then you need more protein, or you would end up breaking down your muscles to make sugars.” He also explains that sugar is not a poison, especially when it is in a low-calorie food. We cannot avoid sugar altogether, but what matters is knowing about all the different types of sugar and also the amount of sugar your food contains. Pure fructose for example, found in fruits, vegetables and honey, is sweeter than sugar, so it can cut down the total amount of sugar you consume. “Since it is almost twice as sweet as table sugar, using fructose is a safe way to reduce the amounts of sugar added to foods, and can be a great way to help with weight management, he adds. Herbalife shakes available in the Thai market provide just 7-9 grams of fructose per serving which is the same amount of fructose usually found in a medium sized apple and considered a reasonable amount to give it a nice flavor. It is important for individuals concerned about high fructose consumption to look at their entire diet, to determine their total daily intake of fructose and other sugars. Nine tips to reduce your sugar intake 1. Always taste your food before adding sugar. 2. Limit your consumption of food and drinks containing high amounts of added sugar. 3. Learn how to read the nutritional facts labels. 4. Know all the different names of sugar- such as molasses, malt syrup,cane juice, etc. and ingredients ending in “ose.” 5. Make sure your daily added sugar intake does not exceed recommendations. 6. Reduce your sugar intake slowly, to get your body used to the change. *This article is brought to you by Herbalife in line with its mission of providing nutrition for a better life and promoting healthy, active lifestyles.


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Vol. 04 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2016

Getting rid of double chin

Spa Promotions Mew “Oriental Jasmine Journey” at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld Experience the delicate scent of hypnotic Jasmine in our spa designed to delight the senses and treat the body. You will experience the joy of this journey with a Jasmine Salt Body Scrub. The blends of salt and aromatic oils are designed to naturally clean and eliminate dead cells that accumulate on the skin’s surface. The Jasmine salt scrub will leave your skin feeling wonderfully soft and refreshed as well as feeling totally relaxed. Afterwards, you will take a nice warm shower and your body will be covered with a Jasmine Body Mask. This will cool and soften your skin, leaving it smooth and refreshed. Next, you will take another shower and continue with an Aromatic Body Massage. This will leave you feeling full of confidence and optimism, while revitalising and restoring energy to your body. Relax for 120 minutes with our promotion, priced at only 2,950 baht ++ per person (save up to 25 percent) or 5,400 baht ++ per couple (save up to 30 percent), from now until August 2016 with a complementary White Jasmine Shower Gel and body Lotion Gift Set. Let’s take the Oriental Jasmine Journey at Spa Cenvaree, 26th floor, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. For more information or treatment reservation, contact Spa Cenvaree 02 100 1234 ext. 6511, 6516 or e-mail: spacgcw@chr.co.th

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A double chin is a layer of subcutaneous fat around the neck that sags down and creates a wrinkle. making the owner appear to have a second chin. As we get older age or gain excessive weight. The musculous mylohyoideus, which is the muscle underneath the chin, loses elasticity and the area plumps up by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen when you gain weight. If losing weight with exercise and a healthy diet doesn't help you lose your double chin, you can try exercise and massage to help you lose it naturally -- before you resort to cosmetic surgery. If your double chin is genetic, these strategies are unlikely to have a major impact, though but Obesity is one of the primary causes of a double chin, but others don’t have time too much to do work out because of busy schedule at work or some other activities, that’s why there are easy and a non invasive one to cut the fats in just a short time. A shot that dissolves fat will offer people with a double chin a way to get rid of it without surgery and we called that Mesolipo. Mesolipo- The MesoLipo shot dissolves excess fat deposits in just the right place and it helps you lose inches, improves your body shape and contour and smoothens and tightens your skin. It removes fibrotic, hardened connective tissue and hence, improves the appearance of your skin. A cocktail of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and supplements is administered in a specific area of your body which tightens the skin and breaks down the existing fat cells. The liquefied fat will be flushed out naturally from your body through the lymphatic system, The professional one used finest needle into the targeted area so there is no anaesthetic or numbing cream is needed. One treatment takes only 5 minutes, There is no downtime with the Mesolipo shots so you can immediately return to your everyday life. Radio Frequency- is a non-surgical means of “reshaping” the body and the face from beneath the superficial layer of the skin. This method uses sophisticated devices specifically designed to treat men and women’s most common skin aging problems like wrinkles, excess fatty tissues, or cellulite. The method utilizes radiofrequency waves which is basically heat energy meant for tissue remodeling and production of elastin and new collagen.Unlike invasive procedures which primarily affect the most superficial layers of the skin, the resulting heat of the Radiofrequency treatment works mainly on the deepest layer of the skin, the dermis,

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From now until September 30 let Spa Cenvaree be a part of your experience at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok by allowing us to provide you the most blissful spa therapies from an unsurpassed level of personalized spa service starting at a price of only 2,800 baht ++ per person and 5,200 baht ++ per couple. Enjoy our spa buffet, whereby you can combine any spa treatment for 2 hours choosing from the following attractive selection: De-aging passion fruit lemongrass salt scrub (45 mins); mocha chino mud wrap (45 mins); aromatheraphy oil massage (60 or 90 mins); Thai massage (60 or 90 mins); head massage (30 mins); foot massage (30 mins); signature organic facial (60 mins); hot herbal compress (30 mins) and back & shoulder massage (15 mins). For more information or reservation, contact Spa Cenvaree at 02 541 1234 ext 4292 and 4567 e-mail: spacenvareecglb@chr.co.th

without affecting the upper layers that are above it such as the epidermis. As heat is a stimulation that promotes contraction of the underlying tissues, especially at the dermis level, soft tissues found within that area of the body compress, realign, and even produce new collagen, a process that normally takes many months to complete. With healthy new collagen present from the deepest level of the skin, exposing such soft tissues to further Radiofrequency waves help sculpt and tighten those tissues into a more youthful and elastic surface.. Mesolipo and Radio Frequency is a very good combination to get rid of the double chin. And in line with this, we do have a promotion for the combination treatment to easily trim down your double chin for as low as 5,000 baht you can have this 2 treatment.

Live Longer with Friends

120-minute spa package from eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya. Begin with Thai Aromatherapy massage that focuses on the deep pressure and relaxation. Complete the treatment with Hydrating Facial to boost up the moisture of the facial skin. The package price is 4,900 baht per person or 9,000 baht per couple. Available everyday, 10 am to 10 pm, from now until August 30, 2016 at eforea spa on level 17, Hilton Pattaya.

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Concert Promotion Amari Pattaya Presents Super “Dax & Silly Fools Live in Pattaya” Rock Concert Amari Pattaya invites you to experience a special night of super rock concert on Friday evening, September 23. The concert will feature Silly Fools band, one of Thailand’s top rock bands, and Dax Rock Rider, a wellknown rockstar and former lead vocalist of Big Ass band. He has popularised a number of songs, such as “Len Kong Soong”, “Kon Mai Aow Tan”, “Prom Li Kit”, “Kon Tai”, “Yang Noi” and “Toom Yoo Nai Ja”, as well as his most recently hit “Klub Tua Klub Jai”, which already has over 64 million views on YouTube. Grab an early-bird ticket beforeSeptember 9 at only 900 baht net per person, including unlimited drink. Regular price is 1,000 baht net per person. Tickets are limited. The concert takes place at Aranda Ballroom, Amari Pattaya on Friday, September 23 at 8 pm to 12 midnight. For more information and to purchase a ticket, contact www.facebook.com/AmariOcean or call 038 418 418.


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Vol. 04 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2016

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya BEN-HUR

MECHANIC: RESURRECTION

Standard edition 1. At the Ballet (from A Chorus Line) 2. Loving You (from Passion) 3. Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (from The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd) 4. The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened (from Road Show) 5. Any Moment Now (from an unproduced version of Smile) 6. Anything You Can Do (from Annie Get Your Gun) 7. Pure Imagination (from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) 8. Take Me to the World (from Evening Primrose) 9. I'll Be Seeing You/I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (from Right This Way and My Fair Lady) 10. Climb Ev'ry Mountain (from The Sound of Music)

Release Date August 18, 2016 Lead Actors Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro Director Timur Bekmambetov Writers Lew Wallace, Keith R. Clarke Genre Adventure | Drama | History

Release Date August 25, 2016 Lead Actors Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones Director Dennis Gansel Writers Philip Shelby,Tony Mosher Genre Action | Crime | Thriller

Deluxe edition: additional solo tracks 11. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (from Too Many Girls) 12. Not a Day Goes By (from Merrily We Roll Along) 13. Fifty Percent (from Ballroom) 14. Losing My Mind (from Follies)

The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.

Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway is the upcoming 35th studio album by American singer and songwriter Barbra Streisand, scheduled to be released on August 26, 2016 by Columbia Records. The new album features musical pairings with Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy, Seth MacFarlane, Chris Pine, Daisy Ridley, Patrick Wilson, and a spectacular virtual duet with Anthony Newley.

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Buying an old NES and a bunch of games to try and relive your youth is admirable. It's also a complete pain, storing and swapping out enormous cartridges and trying to figure out whether or not your TV even has a coax input. The NES Classic Edition gives you all the nostalgia with none of the hassle. Arriving in November, it's a miniature of the real thing, packing 30 games into a palm-sized box — including all three Marios, both Zeldas, a couple Castlevanias, Metroid, Punch-Out (sadly minus Mike), and the best football game ever made, Tecmo Bowl. It connects to your TV via HDMI, and its controller can hook to a Wii Remote for use with Virtual Console games.

It would be amazing if our phones spit out photos just like a Polaroid. Until that happens, the Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Smartphone Printer is the next closest thing. Faster than its predecessor, it can print a photo in as little as 10 seconds, connecting to your phone via Wi-Fi. Via the overhauled app, you can adjust things like brightness, contrast, and saturation before printing, apply filters, and create collages before you print out your 2 inches by 3 inches masterpiece.

XD9 4K TV

There's no need to wall mount it. With an integrated floor stand, the Sony 100-Inch XD9 4K TV is meant to be the centerpiece of your viewing area. It uses Backlight Master Drive technology for individual LED backlight control, offering unprecedented contrast and picture with full 4K HDR support. It also runs Android TV with Google Cast support for slinging videos from your phone, and the sleek stand helps to hide the mess of cords coming from your other gear.

THE RISE AND FALL OF NATIONS: TEN RULES OF CHANGE IN THE POST-CRISIS WORLD By RUCHIR SHARMA 9780241188514 Parsing the complicated flood of data on debt, trade and capital flows, this book explains exactly which numbers are most telling for a nation’s fortunes, and when they signal a turn for the better or worse. It is suitable for the business executive or investor interested in a new economics focused on what is coming next, not on the past.

LONELY PLANET: BRAZIL 9781743217702 Lonely Planet Brazil is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Party at Carnival in Rio, come face to face with monkeys and other creatures in the Amazon, or snorkel the aquatic life-filled natural aquariums of Bonito, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Brazil and begin your journey now!


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LEGAL EXECUTION IN CIVIL CASES

Issue 15

16-31 august 2016

Deep Climbing Gym

The Ultimate Climbing Experience is now open

The Deep Climbing Gym in Harbor Mall, Pattaya, recently held its opening ceremony as the first indoor rock-climbing gymnasium in the country. The total cost was 10 million baht and the facility occupies 800 square meters space on the eighth floor. Highly professional staff are on hand to assist the inexperienced climbers, according to manager Jirat Watanachaisaeng.

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Mazda appoints Chanchai as first Thai president Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd. has appointed Chanchai Trakarn-Udomsuk as its first Thai president in history, while promoting a new generation of Thai executives to top management positions in every department. The promotion reflects the outstanding capability and potential of Thais in managing multinational companies, preparing Mazda for future sustainable growth. Having been involved with production of Mazda vehicles at the AutoAlliance Thailand plant in Rayong province for more than 20 years, Chanchai is considered a pioneering executive in Mazda who was there since the AAT plant was built. He has vast experience in managing large organizations particularly in the automotive industry -- this is a strong advantage that could further develop Mazda in Thailand with a clear strategy in achieving maximum customer satisfaction. Chanchai has great experience from long years in the automotive industry and has full understanding of large-scale organization management, having taken up various important positions at AAT since 1996, first as head of Engine Assembly before being appointed

as vice president in 2005 and president in 2015. His contribution during to the last 19 years has helped AAT become one of the most advanced global passenger car and pickup truck production centers with a healthy dose of technology transfer to Thai production. Hidesuke Takesue, the former MST president who has completed his term and will return to take up a global sales position, said that the change that is taking place today is what the management of Mazda Motor Corporation, in other words, the executive board, has been trying to achieve during the last several years. The aim is to develop the full potential of Thai executives and to let them use all their capabilities in running the Mazda business. The restructuring of the management at Mazda sees Thai executives being promoted to managerial positions, a move aimed at creating more flexibility. As president of MST, Chanchai is expected to focus on strengthening the Mazda brand in the long run under the “One Mazda� strategy which combines all departments into a cohesive organization that works professionally towards a common goal.


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16-31 august 2016

Property

ASEAN Real Estate Networking Alliance! This past year we witnessed a number of groundbreaking events throughout the ASEAN region. The Thailand Property Awards has spread throughout Southeast Asia and into China with events now hosted in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Hong Kong, as well as in Thailand. In Singapore we have the prestigious South East Asia Awards event, and in Hong Kong the China Property Awards. Last year featured the first “all-day” Property Report Congress before the Singapore South East Asia Awards; it was so successful that this year every one of the above countries features an all-day Property Report Congress prior to the evenings’ gala dinners and awards presentations. Including being taken over by the wellknown Property Guru Group and having Hans Grohe as their platinum sponsor, Property Report Asia Magazine has gone from strength to strength and now dominates the market for the highest exposure for the Asia Pacific region’s best developers, designers and suppliers. We also had another successful first in July 2015--the 1.1 million- member National Association of Realtors held its very first International Realtors Conference & Expo outside the United States. It was a tremendous success organized by Shonee Henry, NAR Regional Coordinator to Asia Pacific, Australia, UAE & Lebanon, and a member of the NAR Global Business & Alliances Committee. Shonee’s efforts paid off big time as the event was well received. In fact, it led to the second IRC event later this month (August 31 to September 3) featuring speakers and attendees from all over the world, including some of the NAR’s top officials. The full schedule covers subjects that truly reflect the diversity of the many countries attending and the many ‘cultures of real estate’ that exist throughout the world.

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

Some speakers and topics include: *Doing Business in Europe - Chris Deitz, * R e a l E s t a t e M a r k e t o f Vi e t n a m Opportunities and Challenges– Nguyen Manh Ha, * Interesting Facts & Real Estate Investing Opportunities in Singapore - Kelvin Wong, *The Modern Day Real Estate Agent in Today’s Ever Changing Global Real Estate Industry – Sherri Medows, *Dynamic of the Malaysia Real Estate Markets -Erick Ko, *The REALTOR Trademark and Why It’s Important to Use the Marks Correctly– Pili Meyer, *The Era of Global Real Estate TransactionIvan Ko, *Investment into India Foreign Direct Invest Ravi Verma, *Business Connections & Opportunities in the Global Market-Vicky Silvano, *East meet West - Linda Lee, *Dynamics of the Singapore Real Estate Markets – Jeff Foo, *Attracting the Chinese Buyer in the Global Marketplace – Charles Pitter, *The Seismic Shifts in Technology Making Residential Property Management Profitable – Alexander Moore If you would like to learn more about

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

the real estate business in the United States, there is: *Chicago Real Estate Market– Ahmed Badat, *An Overview of the New York & New Jersey Real Estate Market – Min Lim, *US Economic Market Update / Updates on World Economic and Trend – Lawrence Yun *CIPS Institute Overview & Business in US Real Estate -- Furhad Waquad. That’s not all as Thailand is well represented with its own speakers and their topics such as REITs as an Asset Class in the Emerging Market in Asia (THAILAND) - Dr. Manop, Asian Real Estate Management Forum– Supin Mechuchep, Dynamics of Asian Markets (Thailand ) – Kittipol Pramoj Na Ayudhya, Thailand, What’s on the Horizon? - Suvit Maesincee, Dynamic of the Thailand Real Estate Markets - June Bernard and I will be featured on September 2 with the topic of the Asia Pacific Middle Class Explosion– Clayton Wade. I will be speaking on the effect of the Asian middle class boom on inbound and outbound real estate transactions throughout ASEAN and the Pacific Rim. So as you can see an awful lot of momentum has been created during this past year and another new organization is making big news for our Asia Pacific region and that is the ASEAN Real Estate Networking Alliance

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

(ARENA) which is having its own ARENA Conference & Expo in Bangkok just a few days before we all head to Incheon South Korea for the 2nd IRC event. The ARENA organization is the brain child of Dr. Sopon who is without a doubt one of Thailand’s most prolific writers, speakers and educators on the many facets of real estate. Dr. Sopon is the most highly regarded valuer/appraiser in Thailand who is also the president of Agency for Real Estate Affairs, Thai Appraisal Foundation and director of Thai Real Estate Business School. He is a former consultant to World Bank, FAO, ILO, UNCHS, UNESCAP, and presently the director of the largest real estate information and valuation center with over 150 staff members in Bangkok which has been in operation since 1994 throughout Thailand as well as Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Manila and Phnom Penh. Dr. Sopon’s specialties include appraisal, valuation, research and surveys on properties as well as soft laws and corporate social responsibility. He is the organizer for the ARENA Conference & Expo at the Arnoma Hotel on August 26 and 27, which features speakers from around ASEAN. One highlight will be a panel discussion on How to Strengthen Property Consultancy Services in ASEAN with special guest panelists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. I will be a member of one of the panel presentations and I will speak on the Asian Middle Class Explosion and how it will affect the region’s real estate industry. Yes, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an organization of countries in Southeast Asia set up to promote cultural, economic and political development in the region, has come a long way, and our own ASEAN real estate industry professionals are working hard together to make the real estate industry safer and better for all of us buyers, sellers and brokers alike! 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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Advertorial Dusit Thani Pattaya congratulates staff winners in Pattaya Hospitality Challenge

Dusit Thani Pattaya staff mostly from kitchen, food & beverage, banquet and housekeeping departments show their medals and awards that they won in various categories of the recently concluded Pattaya Hospitality Challenge 2016 held in the Napalai Convention Hall of the resort. The hotel garnered six awards namely Fruit Carving, Tapas Creations, Western Table Set Up with Flower Decoration, Thai

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The Riviera Group appoints construction company

(Left) Khun Winston Gale – Owner of The Riviera Group (Right) Khun Supasawat Siriplangkanon – Owner of JWS Construction After the success of The Riviera Wongamat, The Riviera Group have announced that Piling is now completed at their highly anticipated The Riviera Jomtien project and so have quickly moved to start main construction of the 46-storey landmark highrise. Winston Gale, owner of The Riviera Group, said “We have decided to appoint JWS Construction for

a second time after managing to agree suitable terms for both parties last month”. JWS are a BangkokBased construction company having built highprofile projects already. The Riviera Jomtien is scheduled to finish in the last quarter of 2018. Sales currently are recorded at 75 percent of the 1,075 unit development which was launched February 2015.

Royal Cliff surprises top regular guests on 53rd wedding anniversary The management and staff of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group headed by Managing Director Panga Vathanakul and General Manager Antonello Passa gave an unexpected surprise for top regular guests Alan and Dorothy Quine on their 53rd wedding anniversary at the Royal Wing Suites and Spa. Along with F & B staff and the Royal Wing team, they were presented with the hotel’s signature sparkling wine, a delicious gluten-free cake with passion fruit, a beautiful bouquet and an anniversary card.

Dusit Thani Pattaya names new general manager A year after he was appointed to lead Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok as hotel manager, Neoh Kean Boon comes back to Dusit Thani Pattaya to take up Dusit International’s promotion as the new general manager of the fivestar hotel succeeding Chatchawal Supachayanont. Boon held the position of resident manager in Pattaya for three years before he moved to Bangkok in 2015 for the hotel manager assignment. A Malaysian national, Boon brings with him 30 years of extensive experience in the hospitality

business. During the early years of his career, he worked closer to home with hotels and resorts in Penang and Langkawi and then to Myanmar. Prior to joining Dusit, Boon was director of Food & Beverage at the Equatorial in Penang and executive assistant manager at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa Langkawi. He was also a member of the Malaysian Food and Beverage Executive Association and served as president of the Penang Chapter. He speaks fluent English, Bahasa Malaysia and Hokkien.


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Legal Advice

LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

LEGAL EXECUTION IN CIVIL CASES What is a civil case? What is a legal execution in civil cases? Civil cases generally involve private disputes between persons or organizations. Civil case arises when one party (plaintiff) files a legal action to the court with a claim that another party (defendant) has failed to carry out a legal obligation owed to them, thus requiring the defendant to fulfill that obligation and/or make monetary compensation for the damages incurred, or to act or to abstain from a certain act. When the court’s decision has been awarded but the losing party disregards it, a legal execution action, carried out by an executing officer, will come into place. Legal execution action starts by requesting the court to issue a writ of execution and to appoint an executing officer who may seize or attach the losing party’s property or evict the losing party from his/her premise or demolish such property as per the writ of execution. How can I get the executing officer to attach a judgment debtor’s property? Attachment is a legal  process  of  seizing or apprehending a property owned by the debtor to be transferred to the creditor or to be sold for the benefit of the creditor, to ensure compliance with a judgment. In order to get the executing officer to attach a judgment debtor’s property, a request must be filed with the executing officer specifying the property to be attached. All the relevant documents must be submitted which includes a copy of the house registration or certificate of incorporation of juristic person of the Judgment Debtor or of those related to the claim. All documents must be certified by relevant officers not over one month prior to the date of submission.

How long will the judgment creditor receive payment after the judgment debtor’s property is seized or attached? Judgment creditor will receive payment once the auction is completed. In the case that the judgment debtor’s property is attached, the judgment creditor will receive payment once the attached amount is received. The executing officer will call upon the judgment creditor to examine the statement of income and expenditure; if the judgment creditor finds the statement in good order, he/she may proceed to collect the payment. Otherwise, the judgment creditor may file a motion of objection to the executing officer who will then put the payment on hold until the case is final. When will the auction take place? After notifying the relevant debtors (if any) and the relevant registrars that the property has been seized, the executing officer shall report to the court and ask for the court’s permission to start the public auction. Once permission is granted, the executing officer may make the announcement and send a notice to the judgment creditor to notify the venue and the date of the public auction. What is needed in order to collect the payment? The Judgment creditor must present his/her original ID card or other identification cards (with photo) issued by any government agencies. If a proxy is to be appointed, the proxy must bring a power of attorney in the official form prescribed by the legal execution department along with the judgment creditor’s original ID card for validation. In case the judgment creditor is a juristic person, a company affidavit must be presented. Where can I contact the executing officer? For the sake of convenience, you should check from which court the writ of execution was issued. If it was issued from a provincial court, you may contact the executing officer in such province. If it was issued from a court in Bangkok, you may contact the Civil Case enforcement Bangkok Office 1-6 which is now open to the public for the convenience of proceeding with the execution of civil cases including property seizure, eviction, demolition, attachment, disposal and deposit of property. (Reference: The Legal Execution Department)

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Expat Money Corner by Tim Whiteley

Protecting your Family….

Expatriate Financial Planning, back to basics ………… In our earlier articles we covered asset protection structures through the use of offshore trusts, and inheritance planning vehicles. Often overlooked however, are the most basic foundations of any financial planning review, especially relevant for international families taking up residence overseas, or already living outside their home country. Could your family survive...? This question is an obvious one but we are always surprised at how many expatriate families ignore international life assurance. This is even more important for cross cultural relationships and marriages. For a myriad of good reasons, most expatriates will retain the bulk of their capital, bank accounts and investment portfolios, outside of the country that they are living in. If the survivor (s) is not aware of the existence and/or location of those assets they could remain undiscovered for years. In any event, on the death of the person named on the account, (and if not in joint names and / or with named beneficiaries) those assets will be frozen in each country that they are based in, and will then have to pass through probate in the domicile country of the deceased, which more often than not, is the country they were born in. This could take a year or more, not to mention the logistics involved, and no one gets any money in the meantime - a huge burden on loved ones. The bills keep coming in, school fees still need to be paid, and in many cases the survivor will not be able to generate an income level sufficient to meet initial and ongoing needs. This could lead to a severe downgrading of current lifestyle and a significant depletion of capital. Check that any existing life protection you have in place already still covers you whilst living overseas? Many expatriates assume that the life cover they took out years ago in their home country will still cover them in Asia. This may be so for a few but the vast majority of ‘home country’ insurance companies will not extend cover to overseas residents, and will certainly not take the trouble to tell you so until it is too late. Of course no one knows when their time will come. However, knowing that you have taken steps to help those you leave behind to cope if the worst should happen can be hugely reassuring to all involved. A local will for local assets, offshore life cover with named beneficiaries, and offshore assets assigned into a suitably worded trust are the basics. 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 Expatriate Clients only and are not applicable to local Nationals of any country. 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 Amatara launches co-promotions for MTL Six Packs members with Muang Thai Life Assurance Amatara Resort & Wellness, one of Southeast Asia’s premier wellness resort & spa destinations, has launched a co-promotion with Muang Thai Life Assurance PCL (MTL) for MTL Six Packs Application Members. This combined synergy offers exceptional benefits for customers, as well as extending to MTL Six Packs members a wellness and rejuvenation solution in line with the “life protection” ethics of this leading assurance provider. The promotion offers double Amatara privileges for MTL Six Packs members with up to 5,000 baht cash back and up to 15 percent discount on treatments at Amatara Resort & Wellness. Bookable from now until October 28, 2017, this long-term co-promotion will be valid until October 31, 2017, offering lasting lifestyle benefits to MTL customers for much reduced prices. Exclusively for MTL Six Packs premium members, Amatara offers 2,000 baht cashback on bookings over 10,000 baht as first tier and up to 5,000 baht cashback if booking

over 25,000 baht. Moreover, customers will receive a special 15 percent discount on a Wellness Day Package, other treatments and a free trial wellness class as well. For MTL Six Packs regular members, Amatara offers up to 3,000 baht cashback when customers book a stay at Amatara Resort & Wellness over 25,000 baht. If they spend over 10,000 baht, MTL Six Packs regular members will immediately receive cashback worth 1,500 baht. Secondly, regular users will also enjoy 10 percent discount for a Wellness Day Package, other treatments and a free trial wellness class.

Certain terms and conditions apply. A 50 percent non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. This promotion is for direct booking through the hotel’s reservation and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions, discounts or packages. The promotion is valid for all MTL Six Packs members and their family members only. This promotion cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash once purchased. For more information about Amatara Resort & Wellness, call 076 200 800, 076 318 888, Fax 076 200 803, or visit www. amataraphuket.com or e-mail sales. phuket@amataraphuket.com

Experience meetings and events with a difference in Thailand with Manathai Hotels & Resorts imaginative spaces and services Manathai Hotels and Resorts not only offers guests from around the world an attractive choice of unique vacation options in Thailand's most sought-after resort destinations, the group has also introduced imaginative MICE packages to ensure corporate events, conferences and private functions exceed expectations and leave a lasting impression on every participant. Meet in Koh Samui For corporate clients that prefer an authentic Thai island experience, Manathai Koh Samui provides everything they need for successful, rewarding meetings and events. Located on tranquil Lamai Beach with a picturesque Thai fishing village backdrop, the resort invites guests to enjoy a productive yet relaxing stay in a colonial-style getaway featuring 148 elegant guest rooms with three generous meeting rooms ranging from 51 square meter to 147 square meter in size. The meeting rooms are fitted with the latest audio-visual technology and possible set-ups include classroom, u-shape and cocktail style. The resort also features a choice of generous outdoor gathering spaces including a generous poolside terrace for cocktails and networking events. Manathai Koh Samui is an appealing

Chevrolet Launches AllNew Trailblazer at Bangkok International Grand (BIG) Motor Sale 2016

Hot on the heels of the allnew Colorado midsize pickup truck, Chevrolet Sales Thailand has answered the burning question - when will the all-new Trailblazer SUV be launched. Fans of the popular SUV-D can visit Chevrolet’s booth at the upcoming BIG Motor Sale 2016 and have a close and personal look at the allnew Trailblazer. The all-new SUV-D is slated to bring a new level of refinement, performance and technology to the premium-SUV segment in Thailand. Already known for its superior handling, driving dynamics and engine performance in its segment, the all-new Trailblazer SUV will come with a more refined driving experience, complete with a redesigned exterior that separates it from the rest as the premium SUV. Its interior is also all-new and

provides a rugged yet premium feel, thanks to the use of premium, softtouch materials. At BIG Motor Sale, Customers can also sample the superior level of refinement, performance and technology of the all-new Trailblazer by test-driving the SUV. Chevrolet will also announce the price of the all-new Trailblazer. It will also be open for pre-booking. In addition to the all-new Trailblazer 7-seat SUV, customers and visitors to Chevrolet’s booth can also get reacquainted with the allnew Colorado, Captiva, Cruze and special promotions and activities. For more information, visit www.chevrolet.co.th or Chevrolet call center 1734. Chevrolet will be located at booth A03, BITEC Banga. The BIG Motor Sale 2016 will be open to the public from August 20 to 28, 2016.

Mitsubishi Electric delivers elevators and escalators to MRT in Thailand

venue for seminars, presentations, board meetings, and the beachside restaurant adds further attractive options for special gatherings and celebrations. "Our corporate customers value the resort's serene location and tropical surroundings. They enjoy the chance to fully focus on their

team and to work together more productively than would be possible in an urban setting. Many of our corporate guests have told me they had some of their most innovative ideas during a stay at our resort," said Natalie Kamolwattanasoontorn, general manager of Manathai Koh Samui.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Tokyo announced that it has delivered 49 elevators and 125 escalators to eight out of 16 stations, administration office, operational control center and car-parking facilities belonging to the MRT Purple Line, a mass transit line in Thailand that began operating on August 6. The line runs 23 kilometers to connect Bangkok and suburbs in adjacent Nonthaburi Province.

This is Mitsubishi Electric's second delivery to an MRT line, following the Blue Line in 2004, which runs 27 kilometers to connect 18 stations in Bangkok. The products were manufactured by Mitsubishi Elevator Asia Co., Ltd. (AMEC). Orders were placed by CKTC Joint Venture for the train stations and PAR Joint Venture for the rail yard and car-parking structures.


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Business News Mövenpick Hotels and Gyproc shows off exceptional Thai innovation in The Philippines Resorts names Olivier at CONEX 2016 Chavy as CEO Thai Gypsum Products Public Company Limited, the manufacturer of gypsum innovations over 45 years and of the leading brand Gyproc, demonstrated its leading Gyproc innovations at CONEX 2016, the premier building and construction expo event in The Philippines. Gyproc joined the event as exhibitor to reflect leadership and its expert image in regional gypsum markets; a chance to showcase its Thai-made gypsum solutions to growing overseas markets. The UAP Convention Exhibits (CONEX) is currently The Philippines' premier building and construction exhibition. Uniting all construction industry sectors, CONEX demonstrates state-of-the-art products and is a perfect ground to promote technologies, equipment and materials to the Philippine market. For Gyproc, it’s an ideal opportunity to connect to local architects, designers, builders and contractors.

The event is also important as it allows merchants in The Philippines to understand "Gyproc Go Green." These product development and production methodologies, also known within the industry as Gyproc 3G, are a part of Gyproc’s vision to preserve natural resources and reduce pollution, two hot topics for end users in The Philippines. Richard Juggery, managing director, Thai Gypsum, explained, “Gyproc really is a Thai success story. Its innovative products serve forward-looking architects and installers across the Southeast Asia region from its two Thai manufacturing facilities. It’s been great to connect to stakeholders in The Philippines, a growing market for us, and clearly a very important development market with lots of room to grow its innovation, architecture and installer quality in partnership with leading international brands like Gyproc.” For more information, call 02 640 8600 or visit website http://www.gyproc.co.th/

Akaryn Hotel Group engages F&B trailblazer Pierre Leuzy to manage Italics Bangkok Adding to its reputation as one of the top places in Bangkok to enjoy exceptional, innovative Italian cuisine, Italics Restaurant in Soi Ruamrudee recently named dynamic French epicurean, Pierre Leuzy, as its new restaurant manager. Originally from France, Pierre brings passion and experience to the team at Italics, backed by a proven track record of success in hospitality. Before landing in Thailand, he was involved in several five star hotel preopenings in Paris and the famous Beau Rivage in the Swiss Alps. He also managed a series of elaborate private events for several wealthy families and private companies on the French Riviera. "I have always been driven by the idea of service excellence," he says. "I once sent back an incredibly expensive birthday cake because the family that hired me said it was the wrong shade of pink. They ended up paying 10 times more for the replacement because we hired a famous pastry chef from Paris to make a new one, but it was never about the money. They trusted me, so I simply did everything possible to meet their expectations." More recently, working in the Thai capital's fiercely competitive F&B scene, Pierre managed one of the most popular rooftop bars in Bangkok before joining a team of hospitality professionals to develop a new highend community mall in the fashionable residential and nightlife district of Thonglor, which included a choice of international restaurants and a night club. "I enjoy the challenge of creating something new and unique," he said. "At Italics we already offer something

The new CEO Olivier Chavy is a veteran of the hospitality industry with a 28-year track record in hotel operations and brand management. "We are delighted to welcome Olivier to Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts," says Jürgen Fischer, chairman of MH&R: "Olivier will continue to drive value for Mövenpick's shareholders, hotel ownership partners, employees and guests alike. I am sure that Olivier will propel the company into the next chapter of growth, building on the impressive, existing development pipeline, which will allow us to grow Mövenpick's network to more than 100 upscale, full-service hotels in the very near future." Chavy has a solid operating experience including hotel openings on three different continents. He served as International Head, Global Brand Performance of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands for Hilton Worldwide. His experience in brand building and development in the hospitality industry has led him to his current role as president

and chief executive officer of Wilson Associates, leading global interior architectural design firm. The new CEO emphasizes: "I am thrilled to be joining the leadership team at Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts and to be representing this venerable Swiss brand. In accepting this role, I look forward to driving the next phase of growth for the company with the support of the MHR board, the expertise of the management team and the strong relationships with our business partners." Chavy received his Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University, a postgraduate diploma from ESSEC Business School and a BA in Hotel Management from Saint-Quentinen-Yvelines Hotel Management School in France. He is a dual citizen of the United States and France. He is fluent in French, English and German. Jean-Gabriel Pérès, whose departure was announced early in the year, will support the transition in leadership to Chavy.

Success of Cape Dara

special – my goal is to make it extra special." The much-posted eatery has built a loyal following of foodies thanks to Chef Kip's creatively inspired gourmet menu, and the attached Balvenie Bar is one of Bangkok's top spots for a post-dinner tipple with the best single malt selection in Southeast Asia complemented by an impressive selection of quality cigars in its humidor. To explore the bold and enticing menu at Italics Bangkok, visit the restaurant's website at italicsrestaurant. com.

Cape Dara Resort Pattaya celebrates accumulated achievements for the first half of 2016. Beginning with the winning of Top Choice of Beach Hotel from People’s Choice Awards and followed by winning the first prize of all spa competitions, then first prize of flair bartender, along with another three bronze medals from Miss Bartender Show, Thai fusion food, and fancy towel folding competition.


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Articles for Sale

PIANO SELL. Steinway Grand Piano c.227 6 years old. Must sell, leaving the country. Price new over 6 Million Baht. Sale price 2.9 Million. Tel. English/ Thai 093 001 0300

Business Opportunities

(ptmbo-j2415)18 Room Guesthouse, restaurant seating 24 outside seating 16 separate, sports beer bar, 10 motorbike rental service, laundry service, more extras. Rent paid till January 2017. Soi Buakow Area. 3.5 million baht. Offers considered. Call 086 102 5400 (ptmbo-sn1315)Ice cream shop with external seating for customers at a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven. tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com

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

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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 C o m p a n y. N e e d o ff i c e , 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 0863836583 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

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Houses for Sale

Single-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 185.5 sq. wah, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. The house has been for sale at 7.5 million baht. However, it has now dropped to 6.3 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. 2-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 211.2 sq. wah, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. Original selling price 9.5 million baht. However, owing to the owner relocating back to the UK and the low GBP Pound against the Thai baht, the price now reduced to 7.3 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. 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

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Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3644) Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 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 (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5846) G re a t P h o e n i x L a k e s i d e Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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 081634-2915 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, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: 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 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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 081634-2915 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 Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7006)

Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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) 231931 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 081634-2915 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

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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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6507)

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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 081634-2915 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 081-6342915 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2587)


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Houses for Rent

Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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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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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed 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) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5559)

Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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) 231931 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) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 10 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2196) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 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)

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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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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, 77450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3114) B e a c h f ro n t A p a r t m e n t . . . . 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1866)

Land for Sale

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081634-2915 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-

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2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0964) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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) 231931 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 081-6342915 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) 231931 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 081-6342915 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0983) N a J o m t i e n B e a c h A re a ! 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0987)

Job Vacancies

Italian chef wanted to conduct a series of cooking classes for Thai staff at our Jomtien restaurant. Classes to run for about a week in the end of August. Interested parties are welcome to reply to scandtours@gmail.com We are general contractor in Thailand. We build many factory warehouse logistic show room office building such as GM factory. We need to find the candidate for develop and find new customer. Job Description: Conducting

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

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

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

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

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continuous market research for finding potential customers, Achieving the yearly sales targets, Motivating team to reach sales targets, Planning sales strategies to drive sales volume, Providing weekly activity reports to the management. Qualifications: European national, male or female, aged 40-60 years old. Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineer, Architecture or any related fields. At least 4 years of working experience in managing a sales team. Experience in value-added selling techniques. Computer proficiency. advancemag@gmail. com 081 910 9158 HIRING: MARKETING STAFF. We are looking for a personinterested to join our team and be part of the most successful developer in town, Global Top

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Group Co. Ltd.Requirements: Thai Female,Good command in English both verbal and written.Must be enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume jobs@ globaltopgroup.com or call 090741-7417

Vehicles for Sale

Nissan Nivara Calibre 2009. Nissan Nivara Calibre 2.5 litre turbo diesel, 4 door automatic, 2009 registered top model, blue mettalic with tan leather interior, 2 air bags, electric windows, alloy wheels with new tyres, cd player, lots of extras, 126,000 kms, full Nissan service history, timing chaines, just been changed and serviced, 10 months 1st class insurance and tax falang owned. Blue book and papers for transfer. You won’t find better. First to see will buy. Only 390,000 Baht. For Quick Sale. Call 087 139 1539

Italian chef wanted to conduct a series of cooking classes for Thai staff at our Jomtien restaurant. Classes to run for about a week in the end of August.

Interested parties are welcome to reply to scandtours@gmail.com

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Youth Focus

Smart Partnership Foundation for Sound Education by Dr Wilna du Toit Education is not really about teaching - it is about learning. If your children are not learning then all the teaching in the world is to little avail. Education remains an illusion and teaching becomes a meaningless exercise. Yes, resources like established curricula, excellent work schemes, sufficient teaching and learning material or stateof-the-art equipment are important, but they cannot replace the value of smart partnerships. Knowledge of roles and open communication For optimum learning we need the threesome: the parent, the teacher and the child. Firstly, these three

partners need to know their roles and responsibilities in this educational partnership for the best possible outcomes. Secondly they need to practise an open, respectful two way communication for learning to have a solid foundation. Without these two components the process could be hampered. Partner One: Parents To put it in a nutshell: Parents need to create and provide the best opportunities and means possible for their children's education. They have a choice of schools to help them execute their parental duty of educating their children. Very often parents leave too much responsibility to the school

which puts a heavy and even unfair load on the teachers' shoulders. Partner Two: Teachers As professional educators teachers have to motivate and inspire children in the classroom to learn and gain the maximum knowledge, to kindle passion and acquire much-needed skills to equip them for the life lying ahead of them. Again, this is put in a nutshell. Partner Three: Children Children, when they enter upper primary school (the earlier the better), need to discover more and more their role and responsibilities regarding education, school and learning. Learning is so to

speak, their full-time job and much depends on them to make a great success of that. The children need to harness every opportunity to discover and apply knowledge and skills imparted to them by parental “appointed” experts. Three Partners As children mature, more and more responsibility for their education is to be taken by the children themselves. They have to realise that they have to start taking ownership of their education as it will serve them well in future. Here both parents and teachers need to take hands in helping children discover the world of knowledge, great positive attitudes and skills they need to acquire to to do and be the best person they are meant to be. Should one of the threesome not pull their weight, the best results will

GIS HOSTS FIRST CAREERS' FAIR by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona

Garden International School held its first ever Careers' FAIR. Prefects Berenice and Abhigyan organised the event for students to help them decide which kind of career they may wish to pursue in the future. Parents and teachers gave brief presentations about their various careers, which included accounting, building power plants, being a policeman and travel writing. Other presenters had worked in ICT, been in charge of fundraising for museums and been engineers. After the talks, students had a chance to chat individually with the teachers and parents about their careers and pick up some tips about what they needed to focus on. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

elude. It is not only the lack of commitment of one or more of this partnership that hampers effective learning, but power struggles can have an even worse impact on the process. Power struggles must be resolved by the three parties and if not, a mediator would be the next step towards success. For those who have established strong partnerships in the past, we salute you. For those who are willing to get more involved,

please take a step to ensure the best possible education for your children. If you are not sure how to go about it, discuss it with the other parties or get advice from seasoned educators. On a more poetic and philosophical endnote: “Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.” Dr Wilna du Toit is the School Principal of Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That

Fifty Five Days at Peking an Eternity Charlton Heston saves civilization again No expense was spared in turning some plains in Spain into the setting for the 1963 movie 55 Days at Peking which lasts exactly 159 minutes. At a cost of $US 17 million, the producer Sam Bronston and the director Nicholas Ray created an elaborate setting for their romanticized

Not history but lots of dead bodies

version of the Boxer Rebellion in Peking in 1900. The foreign delegations in the city are trapped in their compound by the nationalistic Boxer peasants who almost succeed in slaughtering the imperialist pigs before the arrival of foreign reinforcements saves the day for Charlton Heston, representing the United States, and David Niven the British ambassador. There’s also a sort of unconsummated love affair between Heston and an expat Russian baroness played by Ava Gardner. The Boxer uprising is represented in the film as a savage outburst of primitive xenophobia directed at the West and its Christian missionaries. The northern Chinese peasants with their red headscarves are shown in the movie

to believe in a magic and in ancient martial arts which can protect them from foreign bullets and save them from European and American imperialists. Their supposedly naïve ways are illustrated in the movie by a bit part character who exclaims, “The Boxers are not stupid. When they want to catch a fish they do not climb to the top of the tree.” Thanks for that insight. But in China the Boxers are often remembered as somewhat misguided patriots. It’s true that they burned many churches and killed foreign missionaries south of Peking, but their main victims were Chinese citizens who had converted to Christianity. These converts, known to the Boxers as “secondary hairy ones”, were no more than local ruffians who exploited foreign protection to ride roughshod over their countrymen. To the Chinese, these converts deserved to die in their tens of thousands. And they did. In fact, some commentators

today feel that the Boxer spirit of fervent nationalism and antiforeigner sentiment lives on in China. In 2009 the People’s Daily congratulated the Boxers on their patriotism and implied that such a sentiment rightly causes panic amongst foreigners. On the other hand, the Chinese government doesn’t want antiwestern feeling to be encouraged too much. Several attempts to erect memorials to the Boxers in Chinese cities have been vetoed by the authorities. China can hardly replace America as the world’s number one super economic power if xenophobia is encouraged. In the movie 55 Days at Peking, the part of the dowager empress Tzu His is played succinctly by Flora Robson. Although the movie wrongly suggests that the Qing dynasty collapsed as a result of the failed Boxer rising – in fact it survived for another twelve years or so – the dilemma facing the empress really did exist at the time. If she sup-

The Empress Dowager never really decided about the Boxers

ported the Boxers, she might risk being overwhelmed by them. But if she attempted to crush them, then she could be accused of pandering to foreigners. Neither the real dowager empress nor Flora Robson resolved this contradiction. They tried both policies at once and fell through the cracks of their own making. Perhaps the best thing about Fifty Five Days at Peking is the award winning musical score by Dimitri Tiomkin which makes the 159 minutes seem less of a drag. So if you enjoy an old fashioned epic of war and revel in exotic locations and a cast of thousands, with a handful of Hollywood luminaries thrown in, then the movie is just your cup of tea. However, the folks who prefer their history free of obvious fantasy may find a more exact version in the library or by surfing the web. It was always thus.


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This & That

The 10 Safest Countries in the World by Lilit Marcus, www.cntraveler.com photo courtesy of www.dailymail.co.uk

by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com

3 tips for making up after an argument

Step #2 – Make Body Contact A study in the Psychosomatic Medicine journal in 2005 showed that physical contact – touching each other – can raise the level of the hormone oxytocin in your body, which is known to reduce stress and increase loving feelings. So even if you’re still feeling a little angry about the disagreement, give a little hug or hold hands. Even just sitting side by side touching on the couch can be enough to help you get rid of any harbored resentment. Step #3 – See Things From His Point Of View

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in a relationship; you’re still two separate people who occasionally have a difference of opinion – and that can turn into an argument. Sometimes, those arguments can be pretty serious, and your ability to make up afterwards plays a big part in the health of your relationship. Here are three simple steps to take that will help you end your next argument easily and help you walk away from it without holding any grudges or hard feelings. Step #1 – Have A Pre-Arranged “Green Light” Signal

It can take a while for feelings to calm down after an argument, and it’s best to give each other that time before you try to talk about it. If both of you haven’t cooled off enough, it can just cause another blow out if you try to talk it over. Give each other enough time to let the sting of the disagreement pass; it may take longer for one than the other, and that’s OK. A simple phrase like “I’m ready when you are” is all it takes to let your partner know. When both have given the sign, the “green light” is on for calm discussion.

Once you’ve both given the green light, it’s important to avoid re-initiating the whole disagreement by repeating your arguments. Having a make-up conversation only works when you’re ready to bring something new to the discussion, which means you need to try to see it from the other person’s perspective. It’s not necessary that you give in and say that it was okay for him to head out with the guys after work and not call you. But being willing to at least see it from his point of view can make him less defensive about having done it in the first place. If you can state that you’re willing to try to understand his point of view, then chances are he’ll be more likely to feel truly apologetic; if he still feels under attack, he’ll only become more defensive and you’re no better off than when you started.

Start planning your travel to these peaceful places. With so many sad, scary stories popping up in the news these days— from a tragic shooting in Orlando to ongoing unrest in Turkey—it can feel like travel is the last thing you want to do. That’s one reason why Vision of Humanity, a project of the independent organization Institute for Economics & Peace, makes its annual chart of the most and least safe countries around the world. The Global Peace Index takes into account factors like numbers of police or security personnel, presence of nuclear weapons, and political instability in order to reach its findings. Unsurprisingly, South Sudan and Syria are the two most unsafe countries in the world to visit right now, but these 10 score high marks for locals and travelers alike. 1. Iceland For the sixth year in a row, Iceland tops the safety index. The Nordic nation scored low points for homicides, number of people in jail, and terror acts. Another bonus: Being an island makes it somewhat harder to have border disputes. What more incentive do you need to jump in a thermal bath already? 2. Denmark Denmark regularly ranks among the happiest countries in the world, and now it’s also one of the safest— other than a minor conflict with Canada over an uninhabited island, that is. 3. Austria Robert Frost wrote that “good fences make good neighbors,” and that’s true of Austria, whose neighbors (including Germany and the Czech Republic) also scored high on the index. Austria gets points for low weapon imports and peaceful elections. 4. New Zealand New Zealand may be one of the world’s best destinations for gaspinducing adventure travel, but you’re more likely to be shocked by stunning beach views than by internal conflict or violence.

5. Portugal Earlier this year, Condé Nast Traveler declared Lisbon the most underrated city in Europe. The Global Peace Index only underlines that point: Portugal’s relative affordability and beauty combined with its safety make it a must-visit. 6. Czech Republic The country that was home to the Velvet Revolution gets points for low per-capita military spending and relatively few acts of violent crime. Now, won’t you please start calling it Czechia? 7. Switzerland Switzerland’s famous neutrality works in its favor for the peace index, where the country was noted for its absence in both internal and external conflicts. That probably leaves it plenty of time to complete projects like the world’s longest and deepest tunnel. 8. Canada Despite being larger than its neighbor to the south, Canada ranks much higher for peace and safety than the United States. Try visiting one the country’s most friendly cities or checking out Toronto on a stopover program. 9. Japan Japan scored high marks on the peace index for having a low number of homicides and little access to weapons. Beyond safety, the country also makes it very easy for travelers to get around, with high-speed and even invisible trains part of a mission to double the number of visitors by 2020. 10. Slovenia While Slovenia has negligible terror activity and few internal conflicts, it does have a slightly higher than average police presence, which often makes visitors to the country feel safer. That’s good news for savvy travelers hoping to explore hidden European gems like Ljubljana and the Soca River valley.


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Local Sports Alex takes it from The PSC Trropical Golf from BJ's Count Back King by Derek Brook

by James Olsen

Greenwood We had 28-eager golfers waiting to take the long and sometimes boring journey to the popular Greenwood GC. One can hardly wait for the roads to be fixed as it will take approximately 20 minutes from the trip! Then we will be queuing up to play and God only knows what the fees will be like then. If you were not aware of it The AFL Season is heading to the pointed end, discussion on our bus was all about that great game of ours! Those not interested took the opportunity to catch up on some sleep! Cannot understand that. We arrived early to our tee time, Bernie McCart made comment as to how good the weather was and in no sooner saying that the heavens opened. Yes, if you have a property suffering from drought call Bernie in; he can make it rain. Fortunately playing in the second group we only had the rain for two holes. So we played A and B nines, from the yellow tees. I must say we could have gone back but not knowing how long the rain was to last we had to stick with that decision. It wasn’t long till the sun was out and it became quite balmy. Greens were fast on the front 9 and somewhat slow on the back nine. This is a very good course and at 1,350 baht all inclusive, it’s hard not to play there every month. We played two divisions A grade went down to the wire with Alex Field taking top honors from Steve Younger via the count back system. (I do believe that this is the 3rd occasion that Steve has lost top spot with the old count back). Third and fourth spots were filled by Peter MacDonald and Mike Gosden. B grade was taken out by our resident Pop Star Sandy Leiper (Cindy Lauper) from Lorraine Percy. With 3rd spot being decided once again by a count back Tony Cook the honors from John Anderson. Results: A Flight 1st - Alex Field (18) 42 points Countback 2nd - Steve Younger (11) 42 points 3rd - Peter MacDonald (17) 40 points 4th - Mike Gosden (18) 39 points

Winners Sandy Leiper (Cindy Lauper) and Alex Field B Flight 1st- SandyLeiper (30) 40 points 2nd - Lorraine Percy (32) 36 points 3rd - Tony Cook (27) 35 points Countback 4th - John Anderson (27) 35 points NTP’s A2 - Steve Younger A6 - Ebrahim B2 - Sal Brizzi Harry the Hoyts Usher B5 - Alex Field Longest One Putt: A9 - Peter MacDonald B9 - Lorraine Percy Back at the Growling Swan, welcomes were handed out to Shane Young, John Coetzee, Allain Taddei, Rocky Lawson, Ernie Picken, Bryce Buckley and Glenn Smith. We did have one farewell, a non-golfer but a good friend to us all (specially watching The AFL) Jeff Mellon. Have a safe trip and come back soon. Alex (once again) paraded charity dog ‘D-For’ who gratefully received significant donations from the happy clan and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All ‘D-For’ donations go to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For some serious golf with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 150 3086.

Dave Debuts as Silky Winner

by Derek Brook

Silky Oak – St This Friday the Tropical Golfers made another visit to Silky Oak. Usually this is just a once or twice/year visit for the TG, but good rates and favorable reviews have put it in the rotation a few additional times. It was a later than usual start and many of the golfers were able to sleep in an extra hour or so. Others used the time for an extra cup of courage to face the many hazards Silky has to offer. Usually golf reviews in Thailand don't mention the weather in any positive way, but this day was a rare exception. Fairly heavy clouds with no chance of rain along with an occasional breeze made it one of the most tolerable days in many months. Of course riding also helps. Silky Oak

Khao Kheow (Stableford) It is fair to say that when we make out the courses for the following month, Khao Kheow is first on the list. This is a Pete Dye course that tests every shot in the arsenal, and make one mistake and it will penalise you greatly. On this day, we were soon up at the course and with the normal quick book in were soon at the start. The test for the day was to be the B and A nines, in that order, and we were soon away on our day out. Not a lot to report, the course was in good condition, it usually is, and we were able to bimble along at a good pace. The fairways were well grassed and the rough was just that, rough. The best thing was that the greens were fast and true and all players thought they were in fine condition.

likes to make golfers nervous with several tee water carries, but they really aren't as long as they seem. Relax and hit it and you'll be fine. Fairways were in their usual excellent condition. The greens were in mostly good condition, but a few are in need of some TLC. Silky is also a scoring course! Shoot high or be left out of the presentation. This day was no exception. First place went to newcomer Dave Headington (course h’cap 24) with a sizzling 39 points. Welcome aboard Dave. After Dave came organizer Dick Warberg (22) with 37 points, beating Don Carmody (25) Peter Blackburn (17) on count-back. Then came the 36’s, 35’s and so on. Near pins: Tommy Marshall and Don Carmody

The boss with the ‘Guard Dog’

Flight winners with one of BJ’s finest Soon finished it was a quick bite, and then back into transport and back to home base which we reached nice and early. Back at BJ’s, it was soon into the results. In the A flight, zero to 24, the winner was Mashi Kaneta with a peerless 40 points, the best round of the day. In second place was Tom Herrington with 38 points, and in third was Brian Parish with 37 points. In the B flight, the winner was George King with 38 points ahead of Don Carmody in second with 37 points and Graham Buckingham in third with 34 points on countback over Gordon Clegg. Then to replaying all the shots over a few cold ones. T.T.F.N. Near Pins: Mashi Kaneta, Bryce Buckley and Tom Herrington

Mike leads the way in the low gross July 2016 PAGS Tournament from Greenwood

Another day dawned and golfers descended on the Greenwood course for the July PAGS tournament. Today’s field of 79 players which included 9 ladies had to contend with the course seeming to play long, due to the damp conditions, which required lift, clean and place being implemented. We played the C & A combination, having been a full year since we were last here for a PAGS tournament. Mike Allidi (3) shot a great round, winning the low gross with a fine 73, while his score of 38 points was also good enough to pick up 3rd spot in the A flight nett, to go with a technical as well. Equal best scores of the day went to the A flight winner, Peter Gulberg (9) with a fine 40 points, to edge Ian Parry (10) into 2nd spot on a countback, that went to the last six holes, 14/12, after both had 21 on the back 9. The ladies winner was Nantaporn Rukkid (15) with 36 points. B flight for handicaps 14 to 20 required no countbacks this month, with John Fenwick (19) on 37 points the clear winner. Last month’s winner, Simon Dutton (16) did enough to get 2nd spot with 33 points, while Neil Fidele (20) was a surprised recipient of 3rd prize with his 31 points, (surprised, but grateful). In the C flight, for handicaps 21+, there was a clear winner, Laurent Bertogliata (23) with a solid 37 points, while the minor placings again required countbacks. Louis Ventimiglia (23) just getting the better of Craig Muldoon (22) 18/16 on the back 9 holes after both had signed for 31 points. Again this month, I will throw out a few honourable mentions, to Ken Price, Gerd Riedler, Uwe Wegner any Jerry Sweetham who each picked up the maximum two technical prizes, well done to all. Dave and his team once again did a tip top job in the tucker department, with plenty of non golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening with their golfing partners, family and friends. As always, there is only one person to blame if you go home hungry from The Lion Pub after a PAGS presentation. We look forward to next month’s event back at Phoenix on August 30, as I am sure all who have experienced the PAGS organisation and hospitality do. Contact Shane on 085 945 9689 to ensure your preferred tee time.

by Jeff Wylie

Gerry Cooney winner at Eastern Star

Mike Allidi, Low Gross Winner

Peter Gulberg, A Flight Winner


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Local Sports Bunker Boys Bangpra (White Tees) Stableford Eleven players made it to Bangpra for the first game of the new month. It was glorious golfing weather and the course was in pristine condition back to the usual fast true greens. Colin Grieg in only his second game back from his summer break but with a new swing quickly made his presence felt with a fine 37 points, with 20 on the back nine, so he took first place on count back from Les Cobban who managed to claim three of the near pins. The ever reliable Geoff Parker taking third with 36 points. Looks like there is a new team back in town so last month’s contenders need to bring their A game. Results: 1st - Colin Gregg (12) 37 points 2nd - Les Cobban (8) 37 points 3rd - Geoff Parker (15) 36 points Near Pins: Les Cobban (3) and Colin Gregg Patavia (White Tees) Stableford Thirteen players made their way through the 331 repair works  to Patavia again in great golfing weather. We virtually had the course to ourselves ensuring a reasonably quick trouble free round. The course was in very good condition with the greens excellent, probably not quite as fast as in the past but quick enough.  The day resulted in excellent scoring with seven of the players bettering 36 points.Colin Grieg

by Raleigh Gosney

felt pretty good following up his 1st place on Monday with 39 points  only to end up in 4th  place. Peter Habgood walked into the club house grinning from ear to ear only to find his 40 points only put him in third place losing on count back to Les Burns, both with 40 points. Honors of the day went to Tony Robbins whose 42 points (25 on the front nine ) won the day. Special mention also to Geoff Cox and Gerry Cooney both 38 points and Rab McDonald 37 points. Interestingly, none of the near pins went to the best scorers, Neil Carter snaring three and Jimmy Carr the other. Results: 1st - Tony Robbins (15) 42 points 2nd - Les Burns (32) 40 points 3rd - Peter Habgood (23) 40 points

Tony Robbins, winner at Patavia Results: 1st - Mashi Kaneta (16) 39 points 2nd - Neil Carter (16) 37 points 3rd - Jimmy Carr (15) 34 points

Near Pins: Neil Carter (3) and Jimmy Carr

Near Pins: Ross Scheifer, Tony Robbins, Geoff Cox and Les Cobban

Mountain Shadow (Blue Tees) Stableford Twelve players turned out for our game at one of our popular courses on a perfect day for golf and were greeted with a course in great shape with reasonably fast greens. The weather was kind and the cool day eventually turned into light rain as we were finishing our round. The winner on the day with a fine 39 points was Mashi Kaneta followed by Neil Carter on 37 points. Welcome back to Ross Scheifer who managed to bag a near pin. 

The Bunker Boys (affiliated member of the PSC) are one of Pattaya’s oldest golf societies now, completing its 20th year. It organizes friendly competitions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and plays out of The M Club located 100 meters up Soi 14 off  3rd Road and no prior bookings are required. We welcome new players who can merely turn up by 9:30 am 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.

“Tony Olcorn Memorial Shield” Butcha Helps Casa, Coach and Jockey Take the Shield! Plutaluang We ventured out to play Plutaluang in memory of Tony Olcorn (Spagoni) who unfortunately passed away on this course two years ago. Forty players turned out to play which in itself as a great recognition of Tony. It needs to be mentioned that 8 guys flew in from Brisbane Australia to take part in this day, they were; Aaron Shorten, Jason Grainger, Wayne Johnson, Mick Seaton, Butcha Seaton, Allan Upington, Dave Marshall with a special mention to Mick MacGregor who was involved with a lot of the organization. Well done, guys! Not to be over shadowed but there were also 33 locals who fronted up to play, I guess Tony will not be forgotten whilst we celebrate this day. On another note it needs to be mentioned that the Queenslanders visited the Pattaya Orphanage and shelled out some big bucks supplying this organization with food to help cater for the many. D-For would have been proud! Ten groups of four took to the challenge, playing from the yellow tees, we played north and west nines. The marshall on the day let us have two starting points, this meant that five groups went

by Peter Grey

from north and the other five groups teed from west course. The course was in good condition as you would expect from this Navy run course. This scribe considers that the greens have become a lot slicker than in the past, but played reasonably true considering the constant heavy traffic. As per usual, the gnarly crabgrass lies took their toll on most of the field. Results: 1st Group 9 - Stuart Rifkin, Mike Gosden, Shane Young and Bucha Seaton. (11.3) 53.6 Nett 2nd Group 6 - Sal Brizzi, Wayne Johnson, David Marshall and Mick Seaton. (10.5) 55.5 Nett 3rd Group 5 - Glenn Henriksen, Tony Cook, Rick Spargo and Paul Jackson (11.8) 56.2 Nett Then there was Group 7, Group 3, Group10, Group 4, Group1, Group 2 and Group 8 NTP’s N3 Sal Brizzi N6 Stu Brown W12 Fletch W17 Ebby Long Putt: N9 Group 1 W18 Rob Cross

Winning team group 9: Mike Gosden, Bucha Seaton Shane Young and (Captain) Stuart Rifkin. Longest Drive: N4 Cassa Rifkin W14 Stu Brown Back at ‘The Swan’ all was reflected as to how it went or how it could have gone. Fourty players are a big field and this scribe reckons it all went off without a hitch. “Everything went to plan” as one golfer reported to me. It was a great day with a great crew of golfers, “Tony, you would have been proud of us”! I was thanked for the fine spread of food which I have to say was polished off in no time at all.

D-for (our charity collector mutt) was given the day off but some very generous punters found a way to get some cash to him. Thank you, group 9. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. For some serious golf with a dash of fun, contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 0861 503086. We hope to see you all back here next year!


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You & Your Pets Pets, Pools and Precautions If you have a swimming pool, you may wonder if it’s okay for your pets to take a dip and cool off. We’ve discussed the dangers to pets of various chemicals and meds found around the home, but what about chlorine used in pools? Without chlorine, pools would turn green or even black as algae and bacteria build up in the water. Fortunately, only a small amount of the chemical is needed to fend off such pollution, so it is unlikely to cause chlorine poisoning in humans or animals. Pets are more likely to become ill from a dunk in a standing pool of water, or a lake filled with unknown microorganisms such as amoeba, than they are from swimming in a pool. Drinking chlorinated water may cause minor GI irritation, but it should not cause serious issues for pets. On the other hand, pets that swim often or for long periods in chlorinated pool water may exhibit some signs of sensitivity, such as red eyes, itchy skin, or ear infections. Ask your veterinarian for a drying solution to use after swimming if your pet is prone to recurrent ear infections. The biggest pool risk for any pet is drowning. Although people mistakenly assume a dog’s instinctive paddling behavior means all dogs are

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.

water-safe, dogs can panic, tire, and drown in any body of water. Same for cats—who can swim but usually do not enjoy being in water; their coats become waterlogged when submerged. Always supervise your pet when swimming and watch for any minor problems before they become major ones, whether it’s a cough, exhaustion, or red eyes. With a little monitoring and attention to your pet’s behavior, there’s no reason you can’t all enjoy a dip.

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.

Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being. Most of us have experienced “Brain Freeze” when eating or drinking something ice cold. The pain comes on when a blood vessel in the roof of your mouth is cooled quickly by something such as ice cream which causes some dilation of blood vessels. Cats and dogs have similar blood vessels and nerves in their mouths, so they likely experience the same uncomfortable sensation when they consume ice-cold food. Or, given the high incidence of periodontal disease,

anything frozen may cause pain in the sensitive nerves in their teeth. Be considerate when giving your pet extremely cold food or water. Do not feed them ice cream to begin with inasmuch as it is high in fat, sugar and lactose. And avoid giving them any frozen human treats; stick to vetapproved food and treats. While touching on the subject, it might be worth mentioning that your little pals deserve to have their teeth brushed daily.

Elephants are the only animals that are unable to jump.

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 Presents from Patches

Going to the Dogs... Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. ~Franklin P. Jones

You may have said "No, thanks" to your precious Patches, but your cat insists on showering you with gifts of dead mice, birds, or lizards. Don’t be offended, and certainly don’t rebuke your little pal for what is an instinctive trait. Bringing dead animals home to you is normal for cats that are allowed to roam freely. It's best to keep your cat inside. Prowling cats can have a devastating impact on ground-nesting birds and otherwise get themselves into trouble or worse. Instead, give your cat some toys she can hunt for in your home. It will give her an outlet for her predator behavior; it also will keep her--and wildlife--safe.


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Games

CROSSWORD Across

Down

year back

first

give

after

Solution Issue 22

time day

work

know

up think

way

want

make

good

come

people

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WHAT’s the WORD? new

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take

1. When push comes to __ 2. Bother (2 wds) 3. Did an impression 4. Navigation aid 5. Certain Arabs 6. Lessen (2 wds.) 7. Mrs. Tom Cruise 8. Boil slowly 9. Chef who shouts “bam!” 11. Takes a rest 15. Small valleys 19. Exonerates 20. Lamp dwellers 21. Charades, e.g. 22. Sidestep 23. Masked TV hero 24. Actress Sophia 25. Change 26. existed 29. Ornamental fabric 31. Football coups (abbr.)

well

other

out

say

1. Caribbean, e.g. 4. Cookie-eater’s drink 8. Form 10. Regions 12. Indian emblem 13. Songbird Page 14. Got around 16. Discontinue 17. Drenched 18. Cooking directions 20. Fish’s breathing organs 21. Graceful animals 24. Statute 27. Stratford-on- __ 28. Biblical dancer 30. __badge 32. More scarce 33. Messed up 34. Drama unit 35. Throw lightly 36. Final curtain

get

Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: A unique string of characters that a user types as an identification code to restrict access to computers and sensitive files. First letter: P Answer: __________ 2. Definition: An institution rendering inpatient and outpatient services, may be a general, acute care, rehabilitation or specialty institution. First letter: H Answer: __________ 3. Definition: The capacity to do something; the power to perform.

First letter: A Answer: __________ 4. Definition: Express gratitude or show appreciation to. First letter: T Answer: __________ 5. Definition: The path that network traffic takes from its source to its destination. Also, a possible path from a given host to another host or destination. First letter: R Answer: __________

Answers: 1. Password; 2. Hospital; 3. Ability; 4. Thank; 5. Route.

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

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2

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4

9

4 2 8

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Solution on Page 31

1 9 7 3 5 4 9 6 8

8 3 5

Answers: 1. Quiz (Wheels of chair); 2. Learn (Upper Bed); 3. Write (On the Mat); 4. Report (On the Board); 5. Study (On the Bean Bag); 6. Test (Dustbin).


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