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hai police are again alerting foreign tourists to the dangers posed by some ladyboys robbing unwary visitors. National Tourist Police Division Chief Surachet Hakphan said he did not wish to categorize all transgender people, but explained there was a real danger from those who trick and rob foreigners. Meanwhile, Pattaya police have conducted more patrols in view of the rising number of complaints by international visitors who have lost cash and valuables. In the past month, Pattaya police have received 15 cases of local robbery conducted by transgenders. In most cases, a group of several crossdressers got into conversation with the targeted foreigner, promising intimate services, or otherwise sought to distract his attention whilst an accomplice concentrated on stealing a wallet or a piece of expensive jewelry. In about half the cases, the thieves then fled on motorbikes.

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Police say that only a small number of foreigners want sex with ladyboys, which explains why the latter frequently turn to violent behaviour. But there have been several incidents where a naive foreigner took at least one ladyboy to a hotel room only to be drugged with a spiked drink and his

belongings ransacked. In the worst case, an Indian tourist lost the equivalent of 400,000 baht in foreign currency and a similar amount in jewelry and hi-tech equipment. He later told police he did not know that his chosen companion was not a woman until it was too late.

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Cambodian Police prepare for terrorist attacks worker knifed

Two Cambodian labourers who had too much to drink began quarrelling when one stabbed the other several times in the arm and upper chest. Oil, 23, said that he had become bored with his friend Hiang’s tedious conversation and told him to keep quiet and go to sleep. Instead of going to sleep, Hiang grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Oil, who was rushed to Banglamung Hospital.

Colonel Trairong Phiewpan, Chonburi deputy chief of police, visited 10 police stations in and around Pattaya to determine their readiness for potential terrorist attacks. As a leading tourist center,

Chinese tourist drowns in hotel Teen killed in swimming pool gang quarrel

Chinese tourist Guo Shijie, 35, was rushed to the hospital when found drowning in a swimming pool of a hotel in Jomtien. The Sawangboriboon Foundation did CPR to revive Guo.

Pattaya is considered a plausible target. Under new guidelines, police will step-up mobile and foot patrols and conduct rigorous checks at road blocks, both day and night.

Tourists complain about beach vendors

Beach vendors are not allowing tourists to use their own mats on the beach, according to Pattana Boonsawat, secretary of the Windsurfing Association of Thailand. Trying to look into the complaint, Pattana visited the beach opposite Soi Jomtien 8 but the owner of the vending business was not present. One tourist said that a Cambodian caretaker identified as Sonauean Aoen, told the tourists to leave the spot because it’s their area. The complaint will be forwarded to the beach board committee.

Teen lies about shooting Sixteen-year-old Worapop Suntornwong was shot in the back at point-blank range near Krathingrai beach. Friends told police that their gang argued with another gang and one of the latter group opened fire. Another boy, Amornthep, was also injured in the attack; he is recovering in hospital.

Man killed in motorcycle crash A 15-year-old boy, Phadungdech Wataorn, rushed to Banglamung Hospital claiming that someone shot him. However, police noticed several inconsistencies in his story and, upon further questioning, the boy admitted he had accidentally shot himself in the foot with his own gun.

Australian suicide

Surang Koongme, 35, was killed when his motorbike collided with a motorbike taxi driven by 23-year-old Sattaya Photkham on Soi Buakhao. Sattaya said that Surang suddenly changed lanes and crashed into his motorbike.

Russell John Calcutt, 59, reportedly jumped from a condominium unit at Soi Arunothai. He fell next to the swimming pool area of the condo. The victim’s friend said that he was drinking with Russell and his Thai girlfriend when Russell mentioned that he will be going back to Australia. He later returned to his condo unit and jumped.


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News Mövenpick’s ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign couples charitable school supplies with free ice cream

Student links to hotels enhanced

In a memorandum of understanding, Dusit Thani College, Holiday Inn Pattaya and InterContinental Pattaya Resort agreed to give students 1,200 hours of internship. Many students in the project said they felt much more confident and could apply for fulltime employment in the hospitality industry with enthusiasm.

TAT Newsroom announces winners of the very first Blogger Campaign To mark the United Nations International Day of Charity on September 5, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has launched the latest initiative as part of its ‘Kilo of Kindness’ drive. In the campaign, the hospitality company draws attention to the importance of supporting education as a charitable initiative. September is traditionally a time for students to return to school after the summer. Yet for many children in disadvantaged communities, the books, stationary, clothing and other educational materials required to optimise their learning, cannot always be counted on.

For Mövenpick’s ‘A Kilo of Kindness for a treat of ice cream’ campaign, guests and residents were invited to visit the 16 participating hotels in the Middle East and Asia to donate at least a kilo of learning supplies to organisations that will distribute these in their respective communities. Each person who made a donation received an ice cream as a small gesture of appreciation. The participating properties in Thailand include Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket, Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket, Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok and Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya.

The entries are in, the votes are all counted and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced the names of the six bloggers who received the most votes in the TAT Newsroom Blogger Campaign. These writers and photographers will soon be coming to Thailand to join an allinclusive familiarisation trip in the Thai northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Nearly 200 people entered the Blogger Campaign and close to 3,500 people signed up to vote. The date for submissions was between June 16 to July 31, 2016 and people were able to vote for their favourites until August 10. TAT announced the bloggers who got the most votes in both the photography and story categories.

The TAT Newsroom Blogger Campaign is part of the TAT’s initiative that aims to encourage international travellers to “Discover Amazing Stories” in Thailand. Bloggers and photographers were invited to share their most amazing images and writing

as a way of promoting the charms, attractions, customs and unique cultures of the Kingdom. These stories and images were uploaded to the www. blogger.tatnews.org website so that blog readers, followers and members of the public could vote for their favourites.


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News POLICE WARN TOURISTS: BEWARE LADYBOYS Continued from page 1 are too embarrassed to inform the police with the attendant publicity this can bring. He suggested that visitors should do more to protect themselves, such as not wearing expensive jewelry and avoiding walking alone in poorly lit areas. Pattaya police claim that regular patrols on Walking Street, sometimes involving the army, and better lighting along Beach Road have now begun to pay dividends in terms of public safety. Critics point out that arrested transvestites suspected of prostitution are often simply fined 100 or 200 baht at the police station before being allowed to go on their way. There is also evidence that Cambodian and Vietnamese

transgenders are now operating locally with the same aim of robbing hapless tourists. But they risk deportation when discovered as they typically have 15 day tourist visas which have frequently expired. Most commentators think that the only answer to the problem of thieving ladyboys is heightened public awareness. Visitors from some countries, including China and the Middle East, have virtually no knowledge of transgender issues and easily fall into traps. Researchers into the subject of ladyboys stress that many of them are not thieves or prostitutes but earn a living honestly working in factories, restaurants and stores. The three best-known theatres in Pattaya specialize in transvestite shows which provide a living

for hundreds of transgender persons. On the other hand, there is still employmentrelated discrimination in many sectors and open transgender appearance can be a real deterrent to actually finding a job. Living in the shadows is the only opportunity left for some. A Pattaya police volunteer, who asked not to be identified, said “In fact, the ladyboys themselves are sometimes the victims. They are rounded up and have to pay fines but the purpose of the exercise is raising cash rather than securing public safety.” He added that Pattaya streets and hotels have hundreds of security cameras which in theory should help to catch perpetrators. The problem was that most of them were out of action.

British team visits Pattaya

A delegation from the British Embassy in Bangkok visited Pattaya to congratulate the city’s newly appointed director, Chanatpong Sriwiset. At the same time, the group discussed safety and other problems faced by British tourists in the

city. Included in the visiting delegation were Margaret Tongue, deputy head of Mission, Jem Wild, head of Engagement & Customer Services - Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Jeffrey Mitchell, vice consul.

Colors of ASEAN

Beach vendors face fines

Beach vendors in Pattaya and Jomtien continue to block sidewalks with their wares, forcing pedestrians to walk in the street. To confront the problem, Pattaya City Director Chanatpong Sriwiset called a meeting with vendor representatives.

Pointing out that business has been slow, vendors pleaded for leniency in the interpretation of the strict rules. Chanatpong ordered that the 1992 by-law be enforced, meaning that offenders would face fines of 2,000 baht per offense.

SME Seminar at A-One Hotel

Saran Punyadilok, director of Chonburi Legal Execution Office, presided over a smalland-medium-sized enterprises (SME) seminar at A One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya. The 150 participants were told that SME business law is very important for small scale business

owner’s success, serving as guidelines in the efficient and right management of small and medium scale businesses. SMEs are growing in Thailand and contributing to the economy; they are receiving support from the government and development banks.

Representatives of 10 ASEAN countries presented the colors of ASEAN festival at Tawana Night Bazaar on Pattaya Beach Road to promote physical education and create harmony among the nations. Activities include making Malaysian kites, drawing on Philippine’s pineapple silk, making Vietnamese boats and pal hats, crafting Myanmar wood, making Cambodian silverware and more.

MRCF agricultural exhibition

Koh Larn restaurant collapses

The MRCF agricultural system and strategy 2017 exhibit at Nongnooch Tropical Garden Pattaya featured several products that follow the MRCF system used by farmers to increase productivity and create value-added products. MRCF also helps in managing and monitoring prices. “M” stands for mapping used for analysis,

Two Chinese tourists were injured when a restaurant collapsed on Koh Larn. Investigators concluded that the 15-year-old building, owned by Cala Meli Company, was in need of repair.

Due to numerous complains about beach bed vendors, the Pattaya City council met with about 140 vendors to discuss related rules. Pol. Maj. Jirawat Sukhonthasarp told the group that they must follow city

synthesis and goals determination, “R” means remote sensing used for communication between the agricultural extensionists and farmers about fluctuating prices and yields. “C” stands for community participation, allowing network to work and make decision together. “S” means specific field service solving the root of problems.

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regulations such as paying fees, complying with food sanitation and environment safety, and provide good service to customers. Complaints can be made at Pattaya City call center 1337.


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The “Drifters Dash” Textile Museum opens

Members of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, friends and families set sail recently to join in the “Drifters Dash.” A much anticipated yearly event when sailing dinghies and catamarans take to the sea to sail down the coast to the popular Drifters Beach Café set on Na Jomtien beach. Comraderie to the fore as participants help land each others crafts before repairing to Drifters for well earned frosty brews and fine victuals before returning to base. Turn to Gourmet Corner for a full review of Drifters Beach Café.

30th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta: A Heritage of Passion

The Textile Museum by Naowarat Kakhay had its grand opening while commemorating His Majesty King Bhumibhol 70 years on throne and to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 80th birthday. Naowarat, president of Pattaya Women Development Club, welcomed guests to showcase more than 1,000 displays of Thai silk, linen and clothes from around Thailand. The showcase promotes a national heritage may revive the weaving industry. The Textile Museum is on Second Road near Ruenthai restaurant.

Organic fertilizer learning center now open

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta will again put on a spectacular display of the finest sailing talent from around the world, competing in the Andaman Seas to win the greatest sailing trophy in all of Asia from December 3-10, 2016. This 30th anniversary is a culmination of the hard work, dedication, passion and heritage which have been hallmarks of this regatta since its inauguration in 1987. Over 150 boats and more than 1,500 sailors will be represented in this year’s race, making the 30th Anniversary Phuket King’s Cup Regatta the most coveted in the event’s history. The Regatta serves as a prestigious platform for sponsors looking to Asia for growth, and boasts a long record of delivering successful sponsorship programs for supporters. The Regatta’s series of beachside parties is legendary, attracting over 1,500 participants of VIP guests, world class sailors, participants and local and international

media. This gives participating sponsors a chance to connect to both customers and business stakeholders in an exciting and rewarding program of sponsorship and engagement. In fact, many past sponsors of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta return year after year to enjoy the public connection and media appeal generated by this classic race. Last year’s sponsors included principal host sponsor Kata Group Resorts Thailand, and Strategic Partners: The Government Lottery Office (GLO), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Co-sponsors were Central Pattana, PTT PLC, Siam Winery and Montclair and Haadthip PCL. To partner with the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta and world class exposure, contact Panadda Singtokaew, Tel: 02-615-6400, Email: pkcrsecretaryoffice@gmail.com

The organic fertilizer environment and learning center in Nong Palai will help low-income farmers decrease their fertilizer costs. The city allotted 5 million baht to 7,255 districts to produce natural fertilizers from three raw materials: food waste, tree waste and dry sewerage. Former members of the city council were at the grand opening.


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News TAT extends its thanks for the confidence in Thailand

The Bang Saray Club Re-Opens The Bang Saray Club has re-opened after a 6-month period of renovation, redecoration and repair. It is now under new management and is called The Bang Saray Beach Club. Watch for Mick and Di, The Food Lovers review in the next issue.

TAT conference at Cape Dara

Aiming to increase tourism income by 16.8 percent—or 105.5 million baht, the Tourism Authority of Thailand held a promotion conference at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya. Suladda Sarutilawan, director of TAT Pattaya, and Kritsada Rattanapruek, director of TAT Eastern Region, officiated.

The tourism promotion for 2017 focuses more on Thai travelers. TAT will encourage Thais to travel more to increase the tourism income by 10 percent. They also will set up a smart phone app to promote Thai tourist spots and improve safety, amenities, services and structures.

East-West Ferry

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn has extended a warm word of thanks and gratitude to the thousands of tourists who maintained their confidence in visiting Thailand in the aftermath of the August incidents in the Southern parts of the country. He also thanked the entire Thai private sector for their show of unity in the face of adversity. “We would like to thank everyone in the tourism sector who has contributed to the revival of Thailand’s tourism. This includes the tourists worldwide who still keep coming to our destinations as well as both the private and governmental sectors who have unitedly given their hands in restoring the situation back to normal in a short time.” Visitor arrival statistics in the immediate aftermath of the attacks in various parts of Thailand indicated just a small percentage drop, which lasted exactly a week. As of August 19, arrivals began increasing again. It is expected that the arrivals will fluctuate over the next few days but return to steady growth by September. TAT is optimistic that the projected arrival of 33 million visitors this year can be met. Among some of the highprofile visits and events that

have proceeded normally are: – A Phuket call by the Pacific Eden cruise ship, with 1,343 passengers and 620 crew members. Phuket was one of the major destinations of Pacific Eden’s one-month inaugural sailing in Asia. – The Travel Managers Conference from Australia, comprising 230 participants to join the team-building, and workshop activities during 19-21 August, 2016, at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong in Bangkok. – Among Japanese travellers, several pre-booked school tours from Japan have gone ahead as planned with organisers expressing full confidence in the safety and security of the Kingdom. Yuthasak credited several factors for this minimal impact, but cited the positive force of social media as playing a large role. “It is clear that visitors no longer just rely on mainstream news delivered via TV and print for their information. Social media networks can also

be used effectively to provide accurate and updated news,” he added. “We did this well via our in-house crisis management channels at TAT. I am happy to report that our private sector, which has a very high stake in warding off cancellations, also did a good job. The thousands of visitors who were in Thailand at the time were also able to make use of their own social media channels to communicate the all-clear.” He noted that all the various recovery campaigns would remain in place, especially those targeted at women visitors in this month marking the auspicious 84th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. “We look forward to communicating a strong business-as-usual message at all the international travel trade events over the course of the rest of the year. And once more, we thank all our visitors, security agencies and the private sector for their support and confidence in Thailand.”

Chiang Rai press visits Pattaya Seeking to learn more about Pattaya tourism, media representatives from Chiang Rai visited the city. They were welcomed by Suladda Sarutilawan, TAT Pattaya director, and Surasak Chansomboon, director of Communication and Technology Pattaya.

A proposal to relaunch a private ferry s e r v i c e f ro m P a t t a y a t o C h a - a m a n d Hua Hin was discussed at a meeting at Town and Town Hotel Pattaya. The

East-West Ferry, proposed for 2020, can accommodate up to 500 passengers and 30 to 60 vehicles. The Marine Department is studying the project.

Silk screen training

Hotel fire

An electrical short circuit from a malfunctioning air-conditioner caused a fire in a hotel room in South Pattaya. Firefighters took 10 minutes to extinguish the flames.

Some 30 participants were taught how to make shirt screens by Wat Chai and the Walking Street Business Group. The group encourages communities to learn how to do shirt screening as a source of income. The shirts will be sold in stores on the Bali Hai Pier and at Look Kradod.


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Tree planting in forest

In celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s recent birthday, government and community leaders from the public and private sectors held a tree-planting ceremony in the Khao Phai forest. A total of 2,000 trees were planted. Banglamung district officer Chakorn Kanchanawatta also issued an order that parts of the land which had been occupied by non-governmental interest groups should be returned to public ownership.

Amari Pattaya appreciates the generous support coming from all donors and sponsors of the Fortune Teller Festival for Charity 2016 Amari Pattaya, in partnership with CentralFestival Pattaya Beach and the Institute of Multi-Approach in Astrology, held Fortune Teller Festival for Charity 2016 at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach. This year, Amari received encouraging support from kind and generous Thai and international donors, for a total donation of 78,500 baht. Kriangkrai Wilailak, marketing manager of CentralFestival Pattaya Beach (first from left), and Pornsook Pengmanee, president of the Institute of MultiApproach in Astrology (fifth from left), presented a cheque of funds raised during the Fortune Teller Festival 2016 event to Kamonpetch Thawornwiriyanan, Community Social Responsibility committee of Amari Pattaya (third from right). The proceeds will be donated to “A Baht for A Better Life” charity that aims to help children in rural schools.

players in the future. We will continually sustain our ‘Giving a Smile’ project to arrange this kind of activities for helping Thai children and contribute to Thai society.”

Charity bowling sponsors youth

The Lions Club of Pattaya held a 12-team bowling match at SF Strike Bowl, Central Festival Pattaya Beach, with the Princess

As part of the 10th anniversary activities of Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, Christophe Geoffroy (standing 6th left), general manager, led management and staff to join a tree planting project ‘Love Water, Forests, Land Treatment’ to support Royal Project’s environmental conservation in Samut Prakan area and to celebrate the auspicious occasions of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen at Khung Bang Kachao, Bang Ka Sob Sub district, Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan province. They were welcomed by Virat Sirodom (standing 5th left), chief executive of the Bang Ka Sob Sub district administrative organization.

Life is precious at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel

Tata Motors donates sports equipment for students under the ‘Giving a Smile’ CSR Project Karanjit Rosha (back 3rd from left), head of sales and marketing, and Smith Saengfai (back 3rd from right), director of marketing and corporate communication, Tata Motors (Thailand) Limited, donated sports equipment to students at Samukkhee Ratbumrung Klong 3. This donation was held under ‘Giving a Smile’ project which initially focused on child’s development in three areas including nutrition, physical health and education. Sanjay Mishra, chief executive officer, Tata Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said, “This is fortunate opportunity to express Tata Motors Thailand’s commitment for social responsibility through our ‘Giving a Smile’ project. At this time, we have donated sport equipment to children in order to support their physical health and sport-skill development. We hope this support will be a part to pave way children to professional sport

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Joins Tree Planting Project

Sirindhorn Cup at stake. Proceeds from the contest will go to less fortunate young people in the community.

Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel held an Accor Hotels Pattaya blood donation to support the Thai Red Cross Society at the D&A meeting room. The event was led by Baraquda’s Hotel Manager Wanitchaya Kietdamrongwong (fifth from right) and Wachari Vanda, the head of the Thai Red Cross Volunteers for Chonburi Province (center) along with the Baraquda dream makers who welcomed all the donors from Accor Hotels Pattaya and friends in the neighbourhood who joined this worthwhile gathering. This event is one of Accor’s CSR programs which aim to establish a sense of giving and sharing happiness through this essential life-saving activity.

Amari Phuket meets the head of Phuket livestock as part of its CSR project

A team from Amari Phuket recently visited the Phuket Livestock Development to donate used linen and bed sheets in support of the Stray Dog Home project of the province and to further promote the use of the sterilisation process. The team also donated dry food for cats and dogs. This activity is a part of Amari Phuket’s CSR project in donating used materials to those in need. Surajit Vicchuwan, head of Phuket Provincial Livestock (right) gave a donor certificate to Pierre-Andre Pelletier, vice president and area general manager, South Thailand (middle) and Suchela Jackson, manager, Learning and Development (left) to express gratitude for all the support.


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Father Ray Month

Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule

Daily 06:30 (English) Sunday 08:30 (Thai), 10:00 (English)

Sukhumvit Road KM145 Between North & Central Pattaya Roads

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

by Derek Franklin

Of the 850 children and students who are currently living and being educated at the Father Ray Foundation, only a small minority ever met Father Ray Brennan. A few of the long-term residents at the Children’s Home remember him, several staff members at the vocational school have fond memories and a handful of blind students have a vague recollection of Father Ray. But while most have no recollection at all of him, they all know who he is and what he did for them. Each morning the toddlers at the Day Care Center thank Father Ray in their pre-lunch prayers. The youngsters at the Children’s Village and Children’s Home wai to his statue on the way to school

each morning and the blind and disabled students regularly pay their respect to the founder of their schools Father Ray died 13 years ago, in August 2003, and each year this month has become known as Father Ray Month, which sees the children and students from all projects come together to remember and celebrate the life of the man whose dedication to the needy in Pattaya changed the lives of thousands. This year it all started with the opening ceremony, which saw a large crowd gather to watch as Father Peter, current president of the Foundation, clean and decorate the statue of Father Ray. Early one morning nine monks arrived from a local Buddhist temple to receive alms from the students with

disabilities in the hope of making merit for Father Ray. The Thai Red Cross arrived to collect blood, all in the name of Father Ray, and more than 35 liters of the red stuff was collected. The closing ceremony of Father Ray Month saw a party atmosphere where the children of all ages and the students with different disabilities all sang and danced together along to songs. They watched several dance performances, traditional and modern, two blind youngsters got the crowd screaming with their rendition of a Thai pop song and there were prizes for the best money trees. It all came to an end with a candlelight ceremony, which thankfully this year saw not a single child rushed to the clinic to be treated for small

burns. As the candles were lit, those gathered said a prayer of thanks to Father Ray, even though most never got to meet the man. A memorial mass at St. Nikolaus Catholic Church saw many listening to the service outside as there was no more room inside the church. But once the service was over the gathered crowd made their way to the cemetery where they paraded past Father Ray’s final resting place. It was here that one little boy, nine years of age and a new resident at the Children’s Home, made his way to the front of the crowd, and standing in front of the grave, with a bag of noodles tucked under his arm, he waied, bowed his head and laid down a single red rose. Thank you Father Ray.


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Vejthani Hospital, a world-class medical center in Bangkok, now offers special state-of-the-art and JCI standard healthcare for Pattaya, Rayong and Chantaburi expatriates. Be it a complete checkup or a major operation, this hospital is a first choice for safety, quality and of course cost. As a global hub for medical tourism, Thailand's leading private hospitals provide excellent patient care with English speaking staff, certified doctors in all medical disciplines and state-of-the-art medical equipment. But many of the first class, private facilities in Bangkok are indeed expensive for most consumers. However, Vejthani Hospital, established 22 years ago and now expanded and upgraded, boasts Joint Commission International credentials and is in fact less expensive than its competitors for most procedures such as heart surgery, hip or total knee replacement or those all important annual medical checkups. Standing like a landmark in ochre and white with an impressive entrance, Vejthani Hospital located on Ladprao Road between Foodland supermarket and the Mall Bangkapi, is a 508 bed private medical center providing a full range of in¬patient and out¬patient services, including 24¬hour emergency care. Vejthani Hospital treats more than 1,500 out-patients per day or 350,000 per year, including international visitors from more than 40 countries. The staff includes 700 full-time employees with 250 doctors and dentists with international training certification, and over 200 registered nurses.

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Minimon Art Exhibition Opening Ceremony at Centara Grand at CentralWorld Pornpen Payakkaporn (3rd right), president of The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation together with Supatra Chirathivat (3rd left), senior vice president for Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities of Centara Hotels & Resorts, presided over Art Exhibition Opening Ceremony Minimon by Surachai Mawornkanong (2nd left), famous artist. Some proceeds will be donated to The Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand at Sky Lobby, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Stars by the pool HRH Princess Soamsavali graciously presided over the opening ceremony of the “Thailand Mother’s Day” event organized to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 84th birthday anniversary, in connection with the National Council of Social Welfare Thailand. Mookda Chirathivat Auewattanasakul was Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok’s representative to receive a trophy designed to demonstrate appreciation for the hotel’s ongoing support of the project.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Ning Panita and her family

Wedding Ceremony at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Dmitry Chernyshev (left), general manager of Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, along with Khun Montress Utta (right), guest service manager, recently welcomed Khun Feawfoaw (former name: Imm Archita) famous and talented actress during her stay at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya.

Andre Brulhart (left), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomed Ning Panita Tumwattana and Jarin Tumwattana along with their daughter Panirin on their stay at the resort.

Royal Cliff’s 5 Restaurants Receive Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence 2016

Thanpuying Putrie Viravaidya(left), His Majesty´s deputy principal private secretary, recently presided over the wedding ceremony to congratulate Weathas Pongpaew (2nd left), son of Prayoon Pongpaew (right), His Majesty´s deputy principal private secretary, and Pornthip Phetarwut (centre) at Suvarnabhumi Grand Ballroom, Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel. Sajja Pongpaew also joined to congratulate the bride and groom.

Korean Fever at Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Five exceptional restaurants of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group have once again been honored for their outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. A recipient of Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence 2016” for the 10th consecutive year, Caprice –A Taste of Riviera, Chrysanthemum –Dynasty Chinese Cuisine, Larn Thong –Authentic Thai Traditions, Rossini –The Godfather’s Favourite and the Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar, continue to be recognized as a top destination for wine lovers.

Award from the Russian Chamber of Commerce

Dmitry Chernyshev, general manager of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, welcomed Seo- Jiyeon, famous Thai’s actress and emcee from the comedy variety game show, Yutthakarn Sathan Tub, during her stay with family at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya.

GM Neoh Kean Boon accepts the diploma of the Laureate of International Award for Global Business Brand 2016 from Oleg Oleinik, president of the international ecological movement “Terra Viva” and UN Ambassador of Goodwill during ceremonies recently held at the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel Pattaya. The event coincided with the seminar titled “Bridging Thailand and Russia” organized by the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Thai Ministry of Industry.


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The Federation of Northeastern Thai Industries at Centara Maris VIPs from the Federation of Northeastern Thai Industries visited Centra By Centara Maris Resort Jomtien. Chaiphun Thongsuthum (second from left), general manager, welcomed Viroj Pipatchaisiri (second from right), chairperson of Parliament, Pornthep Saksujarit (left), chairperson of Parliament of Upper Northeast Industries and Chaya Tayangkhanon (right), chairperson of Parliament of Udon Thani Industries who held their seminar and meeting at the resort.

32nd TEMCA Forum and Exhibition 2016 successfully held at Peach

Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) was once again the venue for the annual “TEMCA Forum and Exhibition 2016 Pattaya” which was held from August 19 to 20, 2016. The organization gathered all the leaders of Thailand’s electrical and mechanical industry to provide its members the chance to connect and socialize with the purpose of sharing their ideas to help advance the development and progress of their industry in line with the event’s “Stronger Together” concept. The two-day event brought back the biggest electrical and mechanical products showcase in Thailand to the vast exhibition space of Peach. It also featured insightful seminars which had more than 5,000 participants that included consultants, contractors, dealers and end users.

Novotel Suvarnabhumi organizes "10th Anniversary Beauty Contest"

Christophe Geoffroy (4th right), general manager of Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, and Punpimol Wongthongsri (3rd right), assistant managing director of Universal Hospitality Joint Venture, recently led management and staff to organize "10th Anniversary Beauty Contest" to celebrate hotel’s 10th Anniversary. All contestants were staff from each department. Winners of Miss Novotel Airport 2016 was Waraporn Jaikran (6th right) and Mister Novotel Airport 2016 was Kittipong Chaiyapim (7th right). Both were from Sales & Marketing. Revenue from flower sales will be donated to SOS Children's Villages Thailand.


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Mother’s Day Celebration and Her Royal Highness Queen Sirikit Birthday Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao celebrates the 84th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

The Riviera Group Sports Day 2016 The Riviera Wongamat Beach, The Palm Wongamat Beach and The Riviera Jomtien or well-known as the Riviera Group, held their Sports Day at Pattaya School Number 7. The Riviera Group management led by owner Winston Gale organized the sports event to let the staff and contractors join together for a fun-filled day. About 300 participants joined the cheerleading competition, football, volleyball, track and field and many others. The management also prepared food and drinks to enjoy. The winners were given cash prizes and trophies.

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok led by Wim N.M. Fagel (middle of the heart shape), general manager of the hotel, joined hands with the hotel management team and staff to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s seventh cycle, the 84th birthday anniversary at Sala Thai, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

Mother’s Day Thailand celebration at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Wuthisak Pichayagan (2nd left, back row), hotel manager, hosted a candlelight ceremony at the lobby of hotel in honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 84th Birthday and Thailand’s National Mother’s Day. On this auspicious day, management, staff and guests offered heartfelt wishes to the Queen and mothers around the country.

Bike for Queen

To celebrate Her Majesty’s Queen Sirikit 84th Birthday, Dr Danai Khomkai, who was rescued by the Queen during Cambodian war, and his friend joined together for ‘Bike for Mom’ event held in Sanctuary of Truth. This is their way to show their love, loyalty and reverence to Queen Sirikit.


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Vejthani Hospital Bangkok Welcomes Expats

Vejthani hospital has recently upgraded its inpatient and outpatient facilities, emergency unit, clinical services and data and surgery centers. The improvements include advanced medical equipment such as CAS (Computer Assisted Surgery) for total orthopedic solutions, Multi-detector CT Scan, Navigator MRI, and O-Arm Multidimensional Imaging System to name a few of the advanced imported medical technology now in use. Vejthani Hospital offers a full range of diagnosis, screening, treatment, and rehabilitation. All procedures are internationally certified by the Joint Commission International (JCI), one of the largest and most respected global accreditation agencies for health care. Several Vejthani facilities s have received the top JCI approval including the Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) Knee Replacement Program, Heart Failure Program and Diabetes Mellitus 2 Program. As we enter the building on the ground floor, past Starbucks and S&P Bakery, we arrive at the Orthopaedic Clinic with a circular nurse station where we meet a specialized Vejthani physician Dr Krit Prugsawan, orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon with a Thai Board of Orthopedic Diploma and Clinical Fellowship Certificate from University Hospital Basel, 2014. Dr Krit tells us about his speciality and successful total ankle replacement operations for patients suffering from painful ankle arthritis and allied deformity conditions. “My clinical fellowship was at Basel University Hospital, Switzerland one of the leading foot & ankle arthroplasty research hospitals in

Dr Krit Prugsawan

Europe," he says. "The implants for the ankle replacement implants we use here are Swiss made." He adds that spinal block is a standard procedure since there is less nausea than from general anesthesia and patients generally also awaken faster. A testimonial: ”The patient, a 25 year old seaman from the United Arab Emirates who was seriously injured in a machine room explosion with extensive blast and burn wound in his right ankle. At the UAE government hospital an amputation was planned. A Filipino nurse recommended Vejthani in Thailand. A referral was made and the patient arrived in Bangkok. Dr. Krit and his team performed a successful ankle soft tissue and bone reconstruction and the young man was saved from a debilitating foot and ankle amputation”. Next door we meet Dr Chatchapol Thanarak, a noticeably fit orthopaedic and sport medicine physician with advanced diplomas in both specialities. His expertise is knee and shoulder arthroscopy. "Treatment of torn ligaments, ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) cases, and shoulder dislocation are some ailments we treat here," he explains. On his desk is a soft plastic anatomical model of the shoulder displaying all bones and muscles. A testimonial: ”The patient, a 25 year old from United Arab Emirates who suffered from ACL injury after playing soccer. A referral was made and the patient arrived at Vejthani. Dr. Chatchapol and his team performed a successful ACL reconstruction by Arthroscope and the man was able to walk after 2 weeks, and could resume his daily running activities after 3 months and play soccer again after 6 months.

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Dr Chatchapol Thanarak

As we talk Dr. Chachapol receives a message: next patient is waiting. So we bid him farewell. Both these doctors are typical of the expert medical teams working at Vejthani Hospital. Actually, everything is summed up in the hospital's mission statement: “We are committed to being the leader in providing an international standard, efficient and ethical highquality care through a dedicated healthcare team, ultramodern technology and effective leadership. Finally, if you're a Pattaya ¬based or Eastern Seaboard expat resident, why not contact Vejthani Hospital for a general medical or dental checkup? For inquiries/appointment: int_ mkt@vejthani.com Expats hotline 24/7: +66 85 223 8888


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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STARS RESTAURANT BAR @ COCO CLUB Dine with the Stars… Coco Club is a unique lifestyle destination. It boasts eight villas nestling in a mature garden, a 1,000 sq. metre covered sports area and the only covered lawn bowl facility in the country. Firmly at the helm are its co-founding partners Sue and Derek Bryant who both share a love of good food and lawn bowling, Sue being a proud member of the Thailand national team. Set in the rural Huay Yai countryside, near to Phoenix Golf Club, the resort is firmly established with the local community and ex pats in the area. Coco Club is a singular destination offering all the comforts of home in their eight 80 sq. m. villas, a long comfy bar and a full restaurant complex. Wander through the gardens past the pool and you will discover their newly kitted out sports facility. Fully covered and green carpeted, it is the perfect setting for all sports fans. Ten different sports are catered for: lawn bowls, short bowls, croquet, Bocca, petanque, floor skittles, table skittles, darts, American pool and for the more sedate players, chess.

CRISPY SALMON IN BLACK PEPPER

The restaurant-cum bar area has recently been renamed “Stars” which is reflected in the host of framed posters of stars of yesteryear that adorn the walls. At the nerve centre of Coco’s restaurant is Chef Sue who indelibly implants her own twist on the dishes that leave this kitchen. The day time concept (11.00 am to 5.00 pm) is an eclectic mix of

much loved snacks and desserts enjoyed by the rich and famous. For instance, the “Elvis Presley” is that famed sandwich comprising of peanut butter, banana and bacon, which according to many of his biographers he fastidiously liked to eat with a knife and fork. The “Harry Potter” is of course treacle tart while the “Humphrey Bogart” is his favourite tucker of ham,

STUFFED STEAMED SQUID

egg and chips. All these adored dishes of the stars are interesting and appealing and only B.100. The “Batman” is described as a nacho surprise and the favourite of the sweet Audrey Hepburn is a chocolate and vanilla ice cream with maple syrup. There are ten of these celebrity munchies with the “Paul McCartney” offering mashed potatoes, diced onions, a chip butty and eggs for a hearty fix of the best of British all on one plate. House wines are only B.80 by the glass or a small or large carafe comes in at B.160 and B.295 respectively. A full range of soft drinks and proprietary brands of beers and spirits are also available. The dinner menu (from 6.00 till 9.00 pm – with last orders at 8.00 pm), is a delicious, diverse listing with a whole opening page of tapas style appetisers all priced at an extraordinary B.80. We enjoyed a tasting menu recently and chose prawns in sizzling butter and crab salad canapé with garlic sesame dressing to launch the proceedings. The prawns are served in an escargot inspired clay dish to perfectly house the sweet prawns swimming in their garlickly butter just calling out for the joy of bread dunking. Four crisp canapés are loaded with fresh crab and salad and then dressed with a vibrant garlic/sesame emulsion for an extra kick. Prawn cocktail is listed as is wrapped smoked salmon with seafood dressing and chilli con carne with nachos and yes, they are all only B.80. The

main courses are again an eclectic international mix the likes of BBQ chicken tikka with rotis and garlic rice rubbing shoulders with minced lamb steak with mashed potato (B.200) or duck breast with mango salsa at B.200. Mick chose from the Thai menu while I plumped for the crispy salmon in black pepper. The skin had been crisped to crackling and served as a decorative spear over the salmon fillet cut into two pieces. It was truly delicious. Not a huge portion but adequate for the richness of the dish. Across the table Mick was tucking into his choice of steamed squid stuffed with minced pork in chilli sauce which he pronounced first rate with it’s tender white flesh and zingy sauce. All the tried and tested Thai dishes are highlighted but served with Sue’s unique twist. Chicken massaman, prawns in sour soup with baby sunflowers, spaghetti tom yam kung and more. Prices are in the B.150 range. Apple strudel and ice cream would be a fitting end to your meal. Reservations are essential for dinner so a little forward planning is needed to enjoy dining with the stars at Coco Club. How to get there Drive out on Sukhumvit Highway towards Sattahip and take the turning to Phoenix Golf Club. Follow the road to the right and you will see signs for Coco Club. Tel: 084 867 7299 or 087 135 8357 or visit www.cococlub.biz Reservations essential for the restaurant, email: reservation@ cococlub.biz. Pickup service available. Closed Mondays.


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F&B Promotions King of Seafood ‘Phuket Lobster’ Experience an Authentic, at Flare and Horizon, Hilton Pattaya Traditional-style Oktoberfest at Amari Pattaya

Lobster lovers should not miss the 3 special creations at Flare restaurant. Our chef prepares the whole Phuket lobster to be cooked with your favorite Thai flavors such as spicy Chu Chee curry sauce, garlic pepper sauce and a duo set grilled lobster and with tamarind sauce. The price is 2,500 baht per menu and available every day at Flare restaurant on level 15 from 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Horizon rooftop restaurant & bar invites you to savor a succulent taste of Phuket Lobster with a panoramic view of Pattaya bay. Chef proudly presents Grilled Phuket Lobster and Thermidor Duo which offer 2 styles of Phuket Lobster in a dish including grilled lobster with spicy sauce and lobster baked with pasta and cheese. Come enjoy the fresh flavors of our locally produce every day at Horizon rooftop restaurant & bar on level 34 from 6 pm to 11pm. For more information or table reservation, call 038 253 000 or bkkhp.fb@hilton.com

The Wonderful Taste of Curry Night Buffet

Amari Pattaya invites guests to celebrate Oktoberfest in Pattaya with special offers on German beers and buffet dinner, at 1,500 baht net per person. Enjoy a feast of authentic German specialities, such as Schwein Spanferkel(whole pig on a spit)and the traditional Schweinshaxe (grilled pork knuckle), including a spread of Thai delights, an array of fine German brew and live entertainment. The celebration will take place in the party ground of Amari Pattaya on Saturday, October 22 from 7 pm to 11 pm. Get an early-bird ticket before September 30 at only 1,400 baht net per person, including buffet dinner and one 50-cl Oktoberfestbier, with a complimentary souvenir mug. Tickets are limited. For more information and to purchase a ticket, contact www.facebook.com/AmariOcean or call 038 418 418

Fresh Seafood Market at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

at Rim Talay Restaurant, Amari Phuket Amari Phuket invites guests to experience a new buffet themed night at Rim Talay restaurant. The buffet concept provides an amazing combination of Indian and Thai food. The menus feature not-tomiss Thai dishes and popular curry dishes from the northern part of India. Chef Raj has selected high-quality ingredients to cook using traditional skills. He offers tandoori chicken, lamb rogan josh, chick tikka masala, fish curry, lentils, papadums, naan bread and biryani rice. Chef Amnat, on the other hand, offers masaman curry, green curry, penang curry and many more Thai popular dishes. Curry Night Buffet is available every Monday night at 790 baht ++ per person (excluding drink), from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Guests can enjoy the buffet from now until October 31. For more information and reservations, contact 076 340 106 ext. 8027 or e-mail rimtalay@amari.com

Sushi, Sashimi and Free-Flowing Sparkling Wine at Mantra Restaurant and Bar Mantra Restaurant and Bar proudly presents its new dining promotion “Sushi, Sashimi and Free-Flowing Sparkling Wine”. Every night from Monday to Friday, we invite you to enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi paired with sparkling wine that will surely excite your taste buds. This promotion is available from now until November 30, Mondays to Fridays only at 6 pm to 8 pm for only 990 baht net per person. Everyone can wash away the stress of each workday at unbeatable value. Come and relax after a busy day at work and enjoy dinner with us! For more information and reservations, contact Mantra Restaurant and Bar at 038 429 591 or e-mail email@mantra-pattaya.com.

Pizza Lover on Board at Mix Bistro and Reflection Bar, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien 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

Cape Dara resort would like to invite you and your beloved to join our Fresh Seafood Market. Enjoy the myriad of fresh seafood selections at your choice such as Rock Lobsters, Blue Crabs, Octopus, Tiger prawns, Oysters. You cannot only choose your favorite seafoods but how you would like them cooked by our award winning chefs such as stir fried with curry & egg or black peppers, whole fish steamed with chili and garlic lime sauce, sushi, sashimi, and more. See you at Twinkle pool every Friday starting from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. For reservations or more information, please call 038 933 888 or www.capedarapattaya.com

Dishes from Thailand’s neighbours at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Thailand has beautiful neighbours, with fascinating culinary traditions, and a selection of dishes from the region is being served throughout September at Oasis, the all-day restaurant at Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. From Laos, there is khaojee Vientiane, in which a French baguette is stuffed with pork pate, lettuce, tomato, carrots and onions, and given an extra zing with a dash of chilli sauce: price, only 190 baht ++. Cambodia presents amok, a creamy fish curry served in a banana leaf and priced at 230 baht ++. Myanmar’s mohingais considered a national dish, and is a hot-and-sour soup made with fish and rice noodles: enjoy it like the Burmese do at any time of the day from breakfast onwards, at 250 baht ++. Located on the lobby level, the restaurant is open from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations call 038 714 981.

Teppanyaki Happy Meal at Benihana, 2nd floor Royal Garden Plaza Indulge yourself and party in the worldfamous Japanese Steakhouse. Offering ‘Eatertainment’ known for cooking up sizzling culinary theatre that’s equal parts: good food and good fun. Perfect for a birthday party, anniversary or any special occasion. Kids eat free, Kids under 6 years old can enjoy Teppanyaki dishes for free, when accompanied by adults. Terms and conditions apply. For more information contact 038 412 120 ext.1395.

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DRIFTERS BEACH CAFÉ (DBC)

Feel the sand between your toes and the tropical sun on your face while enjoying one of the best pizzas in town, say Mick and Di. Eclectic retro rock, frosty beers, perfect thin crust pizzas, jugs of Margaritas and an ace beach location to dream about make Drifters Beach Café one of the area's funkiest fun bar-cum-eateries. Nestling on a quiet stretch of Na Jomtien Beach close to the Pinnacle Hotel, it would be hard to improve on this laid back beach bar. No invasive super sized flat screens here – just the wide blue yonder, mountains and ocean and the perfect place to kick back and forget your troubles for an hour or two. It certainly ticks all our boxes: an ambiance so laid back it’s horizontal, a backdrop of tropical paradise proportions, craft beers to slake the thirst and beyond borders chow. DBC came about circa 2000 when a group of boat heads would park their ski boats in the water in front of a ramshackle beach hut. They would ski and wakeboard down to the Bang Saray Club finding driftwood on the way which they would then tow back slowly to base to build the bar. It was named after that driftwood and also the friends that would drift in and out of each others lives. From humble origins it is now a thriving business complete with the five story Drifter’s Apartments. It is Australian Tony Trail’s baby who with his partner, Mon, run a tight ship and cook amazing pizzas. DBC’s co-ordinates are posted at the neighbouring marina and yacht club which periodically results in flotillas of sailing boats (The Drifter Dash) descending on their sandy doorstep to enjoy the hearty victuals and many cold ones before heading back to the club. What’s on the menu? It all started with pizzas and they are undoubtedly still the best sellers. Over the years they have been perfected, honed and refined with the choice of toppings diverse and atypical. Choices from their 20long list include the quintessential Margherita (B.220) through prosciutto with mushrooms, seafood with crab, prawns and mozzarella,

but our favourite (until we tasted the new crab and smoked salmon) was vegetarian with tomatoes, olives, garlic, onion, rocket, bell peppers and mushrooms but with our “Food Lovers” hats on we ordered it with extra salami! Hawaiian is another top seller but they are all much in demand from 11.00 am until after well after the setting sun. Aussies love their pies and Tony caters for his fellow antipodeans with a choice of seven ranging from the much loved mince through steak and potato, steak and kidney, or steak and mushroom, chicken and mushroom and two vegetarian options all priced at B.185. Quick bites (Small Stuff) offer crispy corn nachos topped with cheese and Jalapeno peppers (B.145), fat tasty sausage rolls, potato wedges, chicken wings and more. While for heartier fare there’s three types of pastas (carbonara, Napolitana and Bolognaise) and “Mains ‘n Stodge” include a robust beef stew (B.220), chilli beans and a trio of hot dogs with various sauces. Thai food is not forgotten and Tom Yam Kung, Tom Kaa Gai, Massaman and a Penang chicken curry are hot favourites.

When Mick and I visited the other week, Mon served us a selection of the latest additions to the menu including their new pizza. The floods having subsided it was a clear, bright night to enjoy the wafting ozone and a delicate new moon. We kicked off our DBC dining with a buffalo mozzarella and a fresh tomato salad (B.150), and a substantial serving of chilli cheese fries. Sizzling hot chips are topped with chilli beans, molten cheese and sour cream, pukka tucker if ever there was! The latest from their portfolio of pizzas then hit the table, smoked salmon, crab and mozzarella (B.440). Creamy cheese makes such good friends with smoked salmon and here they are joined by soft sweet crab meat with a touch of salinity - it was a winning combination. The demand for craft beers has soared recently and DBC has taken in this trend and is now stocking premium craft beers from the across the globe including America and Japan plus a whole range of stouts, porters and IPA’s. This is a true bonza place, no pretensions here, just great food, convivial company and a happy

Drifters Nachos

atmosphere. In truth, this is just about the most relaxed place in the world to nurse a beer and watch the kite surfers cruise by. How to get there: Located on Na Jomtien Beach just past the Kilometer 154 marker and Wat Na Jomtien. Heading south from Jomtien on Sukhunvit Highway make a U-turn after the Shell station on your right. Soi 8 is marked for the Pinnacle Hotel. Follow the road to the bottom and turn right. 500 metres on the left hand side you will see. Drifter’s Beach Café. Tel: 087 743 2319 Open daily (except Mondays) from 11.00 am to 10.00 pm.

Drifters Pizza

Visit www.driftersbeachapartments.com for more information. Apartments are available for rent.

Hotel Promotions Exclusive Savings from InterContinental Pattaya Resort at Thai Teaw Thai 2016 Pick up InterContinental Pattaya Resort vouchers, for accommodation, Amburaya Spa and F&B, exclusively available at the Thai Teaw Thai 2016 travel fair, from September 1 to 4, 2016 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Save on price, not on luxury! Accommodation vouchers start from just 4,999 baht net per night, including breakfast for two, 60-minute spa vouchers at 1,600 baht net per person, and Food & Beverage vouchers from 650 baht net. Valid until February 28, 2017, receive added savings and special offers for multiple purchases. For more information, visit our booth at Plenary Hall, P159 or contact 038 259 888 or icpattaya@ihg.com Website: www.intercontinental.com/pattayaresort | www.facebook. com/InterContinentalPattaya

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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Liposuction by Thonglor Clinic

The eternal question: Do I look fat in these jeans? After many years of overindulging at the table, it gets harder and harder to avoid those love handles, to prevent that muffin top over the pants, to keep the belly from hiding the southern regions. And most of us who have tried to diet know about the yo-yo effect. As the years go by, it is also more and more difficult to adhere to an exercise regimen that counters extra calories. The calories keep climbing along with our weight—ensuring our clothes don’t quite fit any longer. How do we get fat? Adipose cells store fat. When we are young, energy is transformed into muscle and growth occurs. Once we have reached adulthood, the extra energy absorbed is then transformed into fatty tissue. Fat cells do not multiply, they only get larger. Many techniques are used to reduce their size, cause the cells’ death and atrophy.

Liposuction is a very safe and effective way to achieve this. Once the fat cells are removed from an area, they cannot come back at the same site. You can still get fatter but you will be fatter all over not at the site where the liposuction has been performed. Localized liposuction is an effective way to sculpt the body and reshape the stubborn areas that diet or exercise cannot improve. The process involves the infiltration of an anesthetic fluid under the skin over the area demarcated by the surgeon. During this process, the fatty layer is whipped by the mechanical movement of the probe, inserted through a very small incision. The area is rendered numb (anesthetized). The area also looks whiter than the rest because the fluid also contains a drug that prevents bleeding and causes the small blood vessels to constrict during the surgery. Once the surgeon is satisfied with the anesthetic/infiltration process, and that the patient is comfortable, the aspiration process is started. The

liposuction occurs as the probe has a rotational movement and aspirates the fat as well as some of the anesthetic fluid. The end result is a reduction of the fatty layer between the muscle and the skin without damaging the connective tissue (the mesh that holds the skin in contact with the muscle layer). The movement of the surgeon reminds us of a violin because the surgeon goes over and over the area to achieve a smooth finish with no irregularities. The process is repeated over all the areas demarcated during

the initial consultation as problem areas. The problematic areas can be almost anywhere. Arms circumference can be diminished. Abdominal lower fat pads can be removed. Love handles can be eliminated. Hips and thighs can be reshaped. Saddle bags on the outside of the thighs can be reduced. Double chins can be attenuated. Large breasts in men can be minimized. Six packs sculpted. A thorough consultation with the surgeon prior to the surgery will

determine the extent of the surgery and all post-operative questions will be answered. As the process is done under local anesthesia it reduces chance of surgical complications. Immediately after surgery the patient must wear a compression garment for 2-4 weeks to assure optimum results. If you are contemplating liposuction, you must stop taking aspirin for 10 days prior to the surgery to prevent any clotting problems. Post operatively, there is only minor discomfort, with some bruising over the area present for one week and this disappears quickly. In brief, liposuction is a very good option for body reshaping without too much down time if you are in Thailand for a holiday. You can still enjoy the beautiful Thai cuisine with a clear conscience! Thonglor Clinic – Pattaya is conveniently situated on Thappraya Road. For more information or to book for a free consultation contact 038 252 055.


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Spa Promotions

Radio Frequency for Skin Tightening

Pattaya’s Delight

If you’re looking for ways to tighten your skin without the extended healing time, pain, and expense of cosmetic surgery, you may want to consider radio frequency skin tightening. This procedure, which is relatively very good, is a non-surgical option for people who want to treat wrinkles, sagging of the skin, and other signs of aging. Radio by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen frequency skin tightening is performed by dermatologists and skin care clinics, and uses radio frequency (RF) energy on the skin of the face, heating up the various skin layers to stimulate collagen production, which smoothes and lifts the skin’s surface. This procedure requires no incisions to be made in the skin and has a low instance of side effects. Radio frequency skin tightening is a viable procedure for many people whose skin has not reacted favorably to laser or

at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya Devarana Spa presents Pattaya’s Delight, the creative spa retreat from the little elements that remind us of this unique place. The two-hour treatment begins with the 30-minute enriching and smoothing body scrub inspired by the delectable local Thai desserts in Pattaya, blending sticky rice, coconut, black pea and sugar with a touch of smoked bamboo scent. The freshly squeezed scrub uplifts the mood with its delightfully tasty smell, while it softly exfoliates and revitalizes the skin. Complete the journey with the 90-minute dreamily Devarana signature massage, starting with warm bamboo stick compress. Stress and tiredness disappear as you imagine a walk along Pattaya’s sandy beach. This inspiring rejuvenation is priced at 3,750 baht net per person and available throughout September to November 2016 at all Devarana Spas in Thailand. For more information, contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or pattaya@devaranaspa.com.

Time to Renew & Recover at The Okura Spa Discover the natural healing benefits of Time to Renew & Recover Spa Package at The Okura Spa. The blissful 2-hour spa package includes a Sugar and Coffee Refiner Body Scrub followed by a relaxing Sandalwood and Orange Blossom Aroma Massage using Harnn’s Tropical Wood Collection. Harnn premium beauty products balance pure essential oils to create a soothing and refreshing scent while enriching vitamins and antioxidants help reduce dark spots. The Time to Renew & Recover is 5,500 baht ++ per person. After your treatment, our therapist will give you the remaining Tropical Wood Collection body scrub and aroma oil to use at home. Our Time to Renew & Recover Spa Package is available daily at The Okura Spa from 10 am to 10 pm during October 1 to December 31. The Okura Spa is located on the 25th floor,The Okura Prestige Bangkok, For more information and reservations, call 02 687 9000 or e-mail spa@okurabangkok.com

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

thermal treatments in the past. While you may have never heard of radio frequency skin tightening before, this skin care treatment has gained popularity with some dermatologists, as the waves are said to reshape and “teach” the skin to behave as it should. Dermatologists and skin care clinics that offer their patients anti-aging treatments most often use RF waves to rejuvenate the skin of the face, but can also use it on other parts of the body. The RF waves experience natural resistance from the skin as they penetrate the various layers, and just like an electrical wire becomes hot from the resistance to the flow of electrons, the skin heats up from the resistance to the RF waves. This heat helps boost collagen strength within the skin. The more collagen that is produced, the tighter the skin becomes. This procedure serves as mini Thermage.

For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990, 086 3297 372 or visit Nicha Clinic located at 519/ 8, 9 -10 Moo 10 Pattaya 2nd Road., Nongprue, Banglamung. Pattaya City. Chonburi. Line ID: nichaclinic. Email: nichabeautyandbeyond@gmail.com. Visit www.nichaclinic.com for promotions.

Eat your way to beautiful, young-looking skin Yes, sunscreens, cleansers, moisturizers and ample rest all help improve the health and appearance of your skin. But what you eat may be equally important. A balanced diet of whole foods offer great antioxidant protection and that, in itself, can help make your skin look and feel healthier and younger, while at the same time decreasing the risk of skin cancer. Want to minimize wrinkles and maintain a youthful complexion? Load up on plant foods that can help protect and heal the skin.

Berries in particular contain three nutrients -- vitamin C, which promotes DNA repair; inflammationfighting phenolics; and resveratrol, an antioxidant -- making them a powerful ally in fighting the signs of aging. Other effective anti-aging foods include grape juice, red wine, peanuts and cocoa. To achieve glowing skin you need foods that are rich in carotenoids, such as raw kale. Use the vegetable in salads, soups or in pasta. Also high in carotenoids are carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes and

mango. When it comes to protecting your skin, opt for vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant, protecting the skin from free radical damage caused by ultraviolet light. This vitamin may also play a role as an anti-inflammatory. Vitamin E is especially important for aging skin, as concentration of the vitamin in skin declines with age. Nuts, and specifically almonds, are an excellent source of vitamin E and contain the highest amount per ounce of all tree nuts. Not to be overlooked are wheat germ oil, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, peanut butter and spinach. There also is evidence that other skin healthy foods may include fatty fish, such as salmon and sardines, as well as walnuts, beets, apples, tea, onions, cranberries, dark chocolate and ground flax, hemp and chia seeds. One of the best things you can do for your skin is to stay properly hydrated. Even mild dehydration may cause your skin to look dry and tired. Drink plenty of water and, after showering, apply moisturizer to trap water in the skin and help reduce the appearance of some fine lines and brighten your complexion.

Create your own 2-hour Spa Buffet package at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok 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

Aspirin can help combat acne. Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) is an antiinflammatory drug, which makes it perfect to use for dealing with stubborn pimples. Plus, salicylic acid — a common ingredient in acne medications — is also in aspirin. Use it topically. Make a paste to apply to your zits by adding a small amount of water to a crushed pill. Leave the paste on the affected areas for 10 minutes or so, and then wash off.


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Chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION) By RANSOM RIGGS 9781594749025 A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets Jacob journeying to a remote island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, this book will delight for anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

THE FIRST ORDER By JEFF ABBOTT 9781455558421 Two brothers. One dead, executed by extremists on a grainy video. The other forged into a top undercover agent. But now, Sam Capra has reason to believe that his brother, Danny, may be alive. And if Danny has been living a secret life these past years, where has he been--and what has he become?Sam’s desperate search for his brother leads him into a modern heart of darkness: the Russian elite inner circle, a group of ruthless ex-KGB billionaires who owe fealty to Russia’s corrupt president, Morozov. One of these men wants Morozov dead. And Danny will be the one to kill him--on American soil.


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Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course  is the first privately owned golf club in Thailand, founded by the late Dr. Thaworn Phornprapha, originally designed by I. Izumi. The golf course opened in 1971, and had hosted the Thailand Open 4 times together with many Asian Golf Circuits, and most recently after the renovation in 2007, became home of the LPGA in Thailand since 2007.  The golf course and clubhouse underwent a complete renovation in 2006, and opened in March 2007. A sister golf course is also simultaneously built nearby with its own clubhouse, called Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation. Lee Schmidt of Schmidt & Curley Design Inc. took on the redesign the Old Course but kept the original routing of I. Izumi and many of the old characters. Bunkers are added for a modern esthetic look, feel and landscape. Seashore Paspalum is chosen for fairway grass and Novotek for greens. Despite a new look, the Old Course remains a classic traditional tree line with many fond memories of the past. Classic,

Siam Country Club Old Course beauty, and challenge are what the Old Course is known for today in Thailand. Just like the golf course, the clubhouse also had a 100 percent complete refurbishment. Utilizing the old structure, modern comforts are added while maintaining a soft executive touch and feel. The restaurant, overlooking the 18th hole (only 50 yd), enjoys spectacular view of the golf course, can host up to 180 guests, and is the best place to be at the end of the round. Continued on page 4/24

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Thailand Property Awards 2016 The Finalists List Just Came Out!

The judges’ scores are in for the Thailand Property Awards 2016 Best Developer, Best Condominium, Best Villa and Best Designed Developments and of course we on the Eastern Seaboard are excited to know just who from our area made the short list of finalists for this year’s exciting event. Now, following all national site visits, the judges have scored the Best Condominium, Villa and Designed Developments and presented the short list of winners from Bangkok, Eastern Seaboard, Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai and Phuket. The central panel (Bangkok) and regional judges have also completed their scoring for the 2016 Non-Development Awards. These include Developer Awards (Best Developer and Best Boutique Developer), and Design Awards (Best Residential Architectural Design, Best Residential Interior Design, Best Hotel Interior Design, Best Retail Architectural Design, Best Office Architectural Design, Best Hotel Architectural Design and Best Landscape Architectural Design). Regional finalists, according to organizer Terry Blackburn at Property Guru, include the following categories: Development Awards for best *Commercial Development (Retail), *Commercial Development (Office), *Commercial Development (Hotel), *Housing Development (Bangkok), *Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok), *High End Condo Development (Bangkok), *Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok), *Villa Development (Hua Hin), *Villa Development (Phuket), *Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard), *Residential Development (Samui), *Residential Development (Phang Na and Krabi), *Residential Development (Hua Hin),

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*Residential Development (Chiang Mai), *Residential Development (Khao Yai), *Condo Development (Phuket), *Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard), and *Green Development. Best of the Best *Commercial Development (Thailand), chosen from the retail, office and hotel category winners, *Housing Development (Thailand), chosen from the housing/villa category winners, *Condo Development (Thailand), chosen from the condo category winners. Publisher’s Choice Real Estate Personality of the Year. Winners will be announced September 22 at the Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation ceremony at the Athenee Crystal Hall, Plaza Athenee Bangkok. The evening is recognized as the Oscars of Thailand’s real estate industry. Looking back at last year’s impressive list of winners only reminds us of the anticipation felt by all the contenders. Just one year ago the 2015 final list of winners was delivered to the podium by Paul Ashburn of BDO, one of Thailand’s largest accounting and advisory firms, while the largest contingency—those of us from the Eastern Seaboard—sat together excitedly looking forward to learning which of our entries might win. The Eastern Seaboard Best Villa Development Award went to The Sedona Villas. A proud and deserving Mathew Sigel, assistant managing director of Sedona Villas Co. Ltd., accepted the award. Also receiving awards for the Eastern Seaboard Best Villa Development were the highly commended finalists The Vineyards III by Bravothai Lifestyles Co., Ltd., Santa Maria by Real Wood Co., Ltd., and Huay Yai

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Villas by Pattaya Traditional Homes. Next, the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Affordable Condo Development Award was presented to the iconic development company the Nova Group for its impressive Amari Residences condominium. Accepting the award was Rony Fineman. Finalists in that same category included the Nova Group’s Serenity Condo Wongamat and the Urban Group’s Acqua Condo of Jomtien Beach. Finally, the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Luxury Condo Development Award went to the newly-completed Na Jomtien landmark high-rise The Movenpick White Sands Beach Resort Condo by the owner and developer Apex Development PCL. Jenny Sang accepted the award. Finalists in that category included the The Palm Wongamat Beach by Nova Luxury Developments Co. Ltd. and The Riviera Wongamat by The Riviera Group. The final Eastern Seaboard contender to take top honors was Pattaya’s own beachfront Holiday Inn by The Erawan Group PLC, which received a highly-commended award in the Best Hotel Development category for their Executive Towers. I want to stress how pleased we all were last year to see Eastern Seaboard developments make such an exciting line up of fantastic properties and in particular we want to highlight and show our support to Best Residential Interior Design finalist: The Vineyard, Phase Three, La Residence by Bravothai Lifestyle Co., Ltd, Best Hotel Development finalist: Holiday Inn Pattaya by The Erawan Group PLC. and Best Retail Architectural Design finalist: Central Plaza

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

Rayong by Central Pattana PLC, as these three categories are national award categories making these three developments already judged amongst the best in Thailand and we will soon know if they are the best of the best! As you can see, the Eastern Seaboard stacked up some impressive wins last year. It makes one realize just how competitive Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard have become--and continue to be--in Thailand’s residential, commercial and hospitality real estate game. Bravo, Eastern Seaboard! Note: As was the case last year, The ‘Best of the Best’ awards for Best Commercial Development (Thailand), Best Housing Development Thailand), Best Condo Development (Thailand), Best Green Development and Special Recognition in CSR will be announced on the gala night. Again--and as we witnessed last year, we had a great line up of the best properties from all over Thailand and are expecting even better properties this year which is looking to make this one of our greatest Thailand Property Awards events to date Let’s all join each other at the Gala Dinner’s Eastern Seaboard table section and show our great support for our own Eastern Seaboard’s top class developments. All tickets are inclusive of cocktail networking reception, four-course dinner, wine, beer and all soft drinks throughout the evening (Dress Code: Black Tie) To book, please email info@asiapropertyawards.com If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact Clayton Wade at +66 (0) 81-634-2915 or email at clayton@ premierinternational.com 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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Siam Country Club The guests will find the showers and locker rooms’ facilities to be as comfortable as their homes. Throughout the golf course, there are many kiosks and toilet stops that will assure the guests’ comfort.   Shortly after the Old Course was opened in March 2007, it hosted a world class tournament, Honda LPGA Thailand 2007 in October. In February 2009, the tournament moved to Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation. Since 2010, the Old Course has become home of the LPGA tournaments in

February. Events such as the LPGA are testimony to the quality of the golf course, clubhouse, and services. The renovation of Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course marks a commitment of a new level of excellence and is promised to be among the best in Asia Pacific. Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation  Siam Country Club Pattaya Plantation  was simultaneously built at the same time during the renovation of Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course, and opened in April 2008. Designed by Lee Schmidt of Schmidt & Curley, the Plantation is a 27-hole golf course

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and meant to have a clear distinction from the Old Course. Fairways, bunkers and greens are uniquely different from any other golf courses in Thailand. The routing sits high on rolling hills of the natural terrain meandering mountains and natural creeks with a panoramic view of Pattaya. Strong wind is one of the natural character and part of the challenge but the breeze makes the hottest day more pleasurable. The “Plantation” name was given in the honor of the historic sugar cane, tapioca, and pineapple plantations, and each nine-hole is named accordingly.   One year after the Plantation opened, it hosted the Honda LPGA Thailand 2009 in February, a testimony to quality and service of the golf course. From 2009 onward, the Plantation has been awarded the “Best Maintained Golf Course in Asia Pacific.”   A unique architectural “Bird Wings” clubhouse sits on top of the

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hills. Views of the golf course and its surround undulating terrain can be seen from almost every corner of the clubhouse. From the front balcony, view of the only “Triple Greens,” in Asia, 3 greens of 3 golf holes occupying almost 3,000 square meters is a memorable sight. Inside the clubhouse, ample space and modern style decorations of the locker rooms, restaurant, and proshop together with well-trained staffs is second to none. Whether the Old Course or Plantation, the distinction is obvious both in the clubhouse and golf course styles. However, the same philosophy of qualities and services are identical. The addition of a new 18-hole Siam Country Club Pattaya Waterside will showcase another style of the same philosophy. Country Club Pattaya Waterside In May 2014, Siam Country Club  launches a new golf course project, Siam Country Club Pattaya

Waterside. The Waterside will feature Waterfront and Friendly golf course concepts, 18-hole, par 72, 7454 yards covering the area of 525 rai (200 acres) but will hold the same championship qualities of the successes of the Old Course (18-hole) and Plantation (27-hole) on the property next door, which are already renowned golf courses among the best in Asia Pacific. The course will be designed by IMG Golf Course Design, one of the world renowned golf course architect and expert in world sport and event managements, and will regenerate and enhance the property worthy of future domestic and international investment. Strict environment cares, esthetic beauty, challenge and friendly play are the emphasis of the Waterside design with the absolute distinct differences from the famous Old Course and Plantation. Golfers will experience creation of design in harmony with nature. With many water-feature holes, Signature Hole will be a memorable one. Course design will be strategic with locations of lakes and creeks in play. The back tee will challenge the best. At the same time, the regular tee will offer enjoyment for all golfers. Let’s not forget the charm, well manner, and knowledgeable caddies of Siam Country Club who will make your day memorable. Much emphasis have been given to challenge golfers and, most important, happiness at the end of the day. Highlight of the Waterside will also include the clubhouse with 180 degree view of the beauty of the course, lakes, creeks and landscape blending with natural surroundings. 


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Legal Advice

LEGAL ADVICE

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MEDIATION IN THAILAND What is Mediation? Mediation is a form of dispute resolution facilitated by a neutral third person who assists the disputing parties in finding mutually acceptable solutions. It gives the parties the opportunity to discuss and clear their issues and find areas of agreement. If the parties reach an amicable solution, they may enter into a binding and enforceable compromise agreement. Who can act as a Mediator? The mediator is the neutral third person whom the parties agree to help facilitate their negotiation to achieve an amicable solution. The mediator facilitates the negotiation process without making the decision on the issue as the outcome rests solely on the decision of the disputing parties. In the court-annexed mediation, the mediator may be a lay qualified person. What are the types of Mediation? 1. Out-of-Court Mediation is the mediation of a pre - litigation dispute. Even though a plaint has been filed and the dispute is during the litigation process, the disputing parties can also agree to carry out the mediation without any court involvement. 2. Court-Annexed Mediation is the mediation conducted while the cases are still pending in court. It is a dispute resolution mechanism that can enable a convenient, speedy and efficient settlement. The disputing parties may achieve a mutually satisfactory settlement in which there is no loser or winner from the outcome. Both parties can emerge as the winner with a win-win solution that can preserve their longterm relationship. The outcome of the Court-Annexed Mediation can be stated in the compromise agreement and issued by the court. This agreement acts as the court’s order. In case there is any party who fails to comply with this agreement, the other party can start the legal execution process immediately. What are the advantages of Mediation? In some circumstances, mediation may be preferable to filing a lawsuit. Mediation provides many significant advantages, including the following: 1. Greater Control and Flexibility. In mediation, the parties are in control of the negotiation

process and have a greater flexibility in attaining a solution suitable for the parties’ needs. 2. Preserves relationship between the disputing parties. Mediation can help preserve business and personal relationships, that would likely be destroyed through years of litigation. Because mediation isn’t naturally a win/lose process and because it is a mutual, rather than oppositional process, important relationships can often be saved. 3. Confidential. Mediation is normally confidential. The parties participating in a mediation process usually agree to confidentiality of the process, and not to use the information that is known to them during the mediation for other purposes such as in the litigation. Any evidence used during mediation cannot be disclosed. 4. Minimizing appeal cases. Mediation reduces the number of appeal cases as the disputes are settled. 5. Compliance. Compliance with an enforceable settlement agreement is generally higher than with lawsuits. What kinds of disputes are suitable for Mediation? 1. Civil and commercial disputes, including consumer cases such as loan, buy and sell, mortgage, revoked transaction, hire of work, tort, breach of contract, etc. 2. Compoundable criminal disputes such as embezzlement, fraud, defraud creditor, libel, etc. 3. Other disputes which can be settled through mediation or a criminal case that civilian is a complainant, such as careless driving, battery, forgery, theft, receiving stolen property, etc. Reference: Mediation Center of Court (Pattaya Provincial Court)

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Business News Around the world on Royal Enfield ‘The Journey’ by Walter Astrada

General Auto Supply Co. Ltd., Royal Enfield's authorised importer and operator of Royal Enfield Thonglor's store and service centre, recently welcomed Walter Astrada, an Argentinean World Press Award-winning photographer, after his arrival in Thailand as the latest country on his world tour on a customized Royal Enfield Classic 500 motorcycle. The internationally acclaimed photographer in on his world tour, while capturing his experience in a photography series called The Journey, on his “Lady Athena”, Walter’s beloved Royal Enfield Classic 500. Thailand was Astrada’s 22nd country after embarking on his journey from Spain in 2015. ML Ploynapat Leenutaphong, chair of executive board, said, “It is truly an honour for Royal Enfield Thailand to meet Astrada in person. His journey across the world on his Royal Enfield is truly inspirational for leisure motorcycling enthusiast in Thailand and across the globe. We are delighted to have been a part of his journey and helping him in the repair and maintenance required on his motorcycle to complete this long

and arduous journey during his ride via Thailand and finally having him complete his journey in Thailand. His passion for photography and riding is extremely encouraging, especially for riders in Thailand who want to embark on their own journey, be it to another province, nearby country, or a short ride exploring a new neighbourhood.” Walter said, “The objective of my trip was to focus on myself, the motorcycle, and the road. Royal Enfield motorcycles are perfectly suited for this riding style. In fact, I bought the motorcycle before I learned how to ride as I appreciated its classic look and then appreciated how easy it is to learn with a Royal Enfield. I learned about its stability and durability which was important for going through different regions and countries, some of which had no roads. I have crossed borders, driven through deserts and forests in all sorts of weather. I really appreciate Royal Enfield Thailand’s support.” Follow Walter Astrada on his Royal Enfield, his photo exhibitions and photo workshops on his website The Journey: www. wastradathejourney.com.

Half a century of legendary dining at Fireplace Grill and Bar The spotlight of Bangkok’s dining scene shines on Fireplace Grill and Bar at InterContinental Bangkok this October as the restaurant celebrates its 50th anniversary. Regarded since 1966 as Bangkok’s premier steakhouse, Fireplace Grill and Bar is where superior grilled meats and outstanding seafood selections are complemented by a comprehensive wine list. In October, the fine-dining experience will be elevated even higher with appearance by another culinary legend: three-Michelinstarred Chef Thomas Bühner. Acclaimed as “the German face of gastronomy”, Bühner of Osnabrück’s La Vie restaurant

Raimon Land starts the construction of The Lofts Asoke Raimon Land Public Company (RML), the real estate firm specializing in the development of high-end residential city and resort properties, today startedthe construction of its premium-quality condominium project in the heart of Bangkok, The Lofts Asoke. Situated on Asoke-Dindaeng Road and spanning over 2,400 square meters, the project houses 211 units over 45 floors. Designed and developed under Raimon Land’s exceptional standards, the chic industrial loftstyle development answers to the needs of modern-day urbanites. With a spacious living area, topclass facilities and its unrivalled location near Phetchaburi MRT station and Airport Rail Link, the project boasts its wealth of

shopping areas and dining venues. Withmore than 55% of its total units sold, the project has also received certification from the EIA (Environmental Assessment).

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Gets Even Greener The most green globe certified hotel company in the world steps up its sustainability efforts

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has recently stepped up its CSR initiatives to ensure that its hotels across the globe are committed to sustainability and actively engaged in social responsibility. The latest example of the hotel group's adoption of an environmental ethos can be seen at Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, which recently installed an electric car charging station - free of charge for electric vehicle drivers with a green card charger - in an effort to reduce the Emirate's carbon footprint and to encourage the use of renewable energy alternatives. Mövenpick's global sustainability partner Green Globe provides certification to Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts that follow established best practices and fundamental principles towards sustainability. Accredited hotels in Asia include Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket and Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, both of

which conduct regular beach and ocean cleaning activities. While at Mövenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket, electric "tuk tuks" are used to transport guests around the resort. More Mövenpick hotels and resorts are implementing trackable initiatives every year that contribute to the protection of natural resources and support long-term sustainability. "As one of the largest hotel groups to commit to Green Globe Certification for all our properties worldwide, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is setting a benchmark for the industry for environmental, employer, and social sustainability," says Andrew Langdon, senior vice president Asia for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. The partnership follows Mövenpick's company-wide commitment to the conservation of energy and water resources through the implementation of new technology and adoption of

ensures every element of his cuisine embraces authenticity. His creations are not merely a collection of meals but a symphony of tastes in which each ingredient’s own natural intensity of flavor is allowed to emerge. The chef was awarded his first Michelin star while chef at La Table restaurant in Dortmund in 1996. In 2006 he was voted Gault Millau’s Chef of the Year, and five years later he was bestowed with a third Michelin star. Considered by many to be one of the world’s finest chefs, Bühner deftly teases out the natural flavors of ingredients and creates a truly

magical moment right at your table. Experience day-time delights with a special lunch menu featuring the subtle tastes of ingredients such as turbot and bison with an exotic hint of tandoori masala and chicory. In the evening, indulge in dining perfection while enjoying

renewable energy sources whenever possible, reducing its properties' carbon footprint, as well as making meaningful contributions to the local communities and their environment. "We want to conduct business that is not only good for the company, but also positively contributes to the environment, for our employees, and for our communities," adds Langdon. In the latest Green Globe report, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts was highlighted as the most "Green Globe certified hotel company in the world," scoring 2.5 higher than the average of all Green Globe certified members worldwide and with some 76 percent of its properties worldwide now Green Globe certified. the intense flavors of Gillardeau oyster, sole, Kagoshima Wagyu, and, as a delicious twist on an old favorite, sour cream ice cream. This exceptional culinary journey likewise will be complemented by an outstanding and well-balanced wine list. Join two legends – Fireplace Grill and Bar and Chef Thomas Bühner – for a celebration of culinary mastery. Bühner will visiting chef at Fireplace Grill and Bar restaurant from October 12 to 14, 2016. Priced at 4,500 baht ++ per person for lunch and at 12,500 baht ++ per person for dinner.


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Business News Chef Henrik Yde Andersen “Renowned Modern Thai”

Spectacular return of a unique gastronomical experience at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok welcomes the return of renowned Michelin-starred Chef Henrik Yde Andersen to present his unique gastronomical experience exclusively at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin. Henrik invites all patrons to join him on an unforgettable journey as they enjoy his new menu creation on three exclusive nights from September 6 to 8. Henrik is the founder of Copenhagen’s famous flagship Kiin Kiin restaurant. He also oversees operations at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, the award-winning restaurant at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. During his return visit to Bangkok in September, he will present a series of unique tencourse dinners featuring Thai dishes and ingredients with delightfully impressive modern twists priced at 5,900 baht ++ per person including four glasses of wine. Each exclusive night begins with a selection of six authentic Bangkok “street food” nibbles. The ten-course set menu will be accompanied by four glasses of wine, selected carefully to complement the dishes

Pradtana Tubprayoon, also known as Khun Noina, has been appointed as the new hotel manager at Manathai Surin Phuket. A hotel management graduate from the prestigious Swiss Hotel Management School in Montreux, Switzerland, Noina has over a decade of experience in hospitality, including 10 years in executive positions with a specialization in hotel operations. Her appointment is something of a homecoming to Manathai Hotels & Resorts. Back in 2014, she was handpicked for the role of preopening hotel manager at Manathai Khao Lak, which is now one of the group's most popular properties. During her career, Noina has championed several pre-opening and re-branding projects. She was part of the pre-opening team at Arawak Hotel, Laos for 1 year and more recently held the position of resort manager at FMT (Furama Hotel Thailand). Having held a number of leadership roles in the hospitality industry, Noina brings valuable knowledge and experience to her new role at Manathai Surin Phuket, which underwent a total

that reflect Henrik’s passion for merging Thai ingredients and recipes with modern culinary techniques and interpretations. Be the first to experience this unforgettable culinary journey by joining Chef Henrik’s “one-of-a-kind” gastronomical evening featuring Thai dishes and ingredients. For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 162 9000 or e-mail: srabua.siambangkok@ kempinski.com.

Outrigger Enterprises Group Appoints Two Vice Presidents Outrigger Enterprises Group appointed two vice presidents to its executive team. Bitsy Kelley is vice president, corporate relations, and Monica Salter is vice president, corporate communications. Kelley will take on a role of relationships, representing Outrigger to audiences globally through relationship building, community outreach and company events. She will continue as corporate/owner spokesperson and to lead Outrigger’s OZONE (Outrigger’s ZONE) conservation and sustainability initiatives at Outrigger destinations across the globe. Kelley has been vice president corporate communications since 2013. Prior, she hosted her own television show, “Outdoor GPS,” was radio host of “Bitsy Kelley Outdoors,” and also television host of “America’s Outdoor Journal” on the Outdoor Channel. She also served as director of brand and business development for OHANA Hotels and Resorts. Kelley is a board member of Outrigger Enterprises Group and also sits on the boards of Weather by Foundation International, USA Gymnastics and USA Biathlon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business

and a master’s degree in business administration from Chaminade University. Salter joins Outrigger from Bennet Group Strategic Communications where she was senior vice president providing counsel to Outrigger for the past eight years. Her career history includes public relations director for Hotel Lanai, communications manager for XTERRA’s International trail run series and assistant marketing director for the University of Hawaii athletics department. As vice president, corporate communications, Salter will oversee

Manathai Surin Phuket appoints Thai hotel manager

strategy and direction for internal and external communications to elevate brand awareness and positive exposure for Outrigger worldwide. Responsible for Hawaii public relations, she will also serve as primary media contact during crisis situations and manage Outrigger’s global public relations partners and in-house team. Salter holds a bachelor’s degree in global and international studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also studied abroad in Siena, Italy and worked in Prague, Czech Republic.

refurbishment last year. "I'm excited to join the team at Manathai Surin Phuket," she said. "I look forward to the challenge of streamlining hotel operations and raising the service level with the goal of meeting and exceeding guests' expectations." She added, "The name of our hotel group, Manathai, conveys a special sense of Thainess that is not only about design, but also represents our service concept which leverages the natural hospitality and generosity of the Thai people, which we hope to share with our guests."

Centara Hotels and Resorts Achieves Thailand’s Top Corporate Brand Values 2016 Award for the Second Consecutive Year

Thirayuth Chirathivat (left), chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, received Thailand’s Top Corporate Brand Values 2016 award in Tourism and Leisure segment from Professor Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn (right), president of Chulalongkorn University for the second consecutive year. The award was presented by the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy for recognition of publicly-listed companies with superior corporate brand values at the Stock Exchange of Thailand.


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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.

Services Provided

Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.  The funds will be available

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”.

around 10 days from the start of the application. Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation 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 0812951310 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

Education & Training

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

Houses for Sale

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

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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) 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)


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Houses for Sale

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)

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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 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 480 Sqm/256 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7007)

First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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) 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)


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Condos for Sale

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

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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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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))

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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PRC084)

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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) 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! (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW. (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. (PR6004)

HOUSES FOR RENT

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

CONDOS FOR SALE

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

CONDOS FOR RENT

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

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Condos for Rent

Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3114) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1866)

Land for Sale

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

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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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0002) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 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) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 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 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,

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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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 Group Co. Ltd.Requirements: Thai Female,Good command in English both verbal and

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written.Must be enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume jobs@globaltopgroup.com or call 090-741-7417

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 Reading, writing and the developing brain by Elsa Zeeman

Reading and writing are advanced processes Getting information from an arrangement of visual symbols and getting your ideas and thoughts on paper by producing an arrangement of symbols are complicated processes that only the human brain is capable of. These processes require mature brain parts that will allow you to perceive shapes, space and word sounds. You also need mature brain parts allowing you to produce shapes and dots with your hands and fingers. To support the proper functioning of these processes, you also require soundly developed connections between different parts of the brain for the integration of information. In addition you need a stable body to sit comfortably and knowledge of where your body parts are in space.

Left brain functioning The left brain hemisphere matures later than the right brain hemisphere. The left brain contains essential components for reading and writing, as well as important interconnections between these brain parts. These connections allow one to imagine the visual image as well as the sound, smell, taste and touch sensations that might be associated with a word or phrase. These connections start to mature from age 5 to 8 (girls earlier than boys). Right brain functioning In the right brain are areas involved with recognizing shape and space, as well as memory areas for shape and space. These enable one to read short words and high frequency words, by just recognizing the shapes of the words.

Left and right brain connections Fo r t h e re a d i n g a n d writing processes to run smoothly, good connections between the left and right brain hemispheres are also necessary. These connections become appropriate for reading and writing when the child can use the left and right sides of his/her body together in a coordinated way. This also happens from age 5 to 8. Therefore it makes sense to start with formal reading and writing by age 6 to 7. “Reading” too early When children are taught to read before their brains are ready for it, they use only the more mature parts of their brains (right brain parts) to name the shapes of the letters and words. They are not able to analyse the words into sounds (phonics), nor are they able to understand what they read. “Writing” too early As to writing, they are only able to copy. When they manage to write a word from memory, they do so without real understanding. Sadly, many of these children continue to read and write in this way, because their brains built connections to do it in this ineffective way. Usually these kids grow up to hate reading and writing and they will have a hard time spelling words. They might need special assistance

like occupational therapy and remedial teaching to rectify the damage that has been done to them. Preparation versus forced “learning” Furthermore: you need many more hours to teach a child with an immature brain to read, than it would take to teach a child who is mentally and physically ready and eager to read. Those hours could be spent much better by PREPARING the young child’s brain for reading and writing. That’s why the teachers at MIS allow the preschoolers to engage in lots of sensory and gross motor activities. These activities will lead to proper maturation of the brain and body. Pre-reading and pre-writing skills We engage in singing, rhymes, discussions and role play to develop the little students’ language abilities. We nurture their love for books

Stunning exam results for GIS students by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona Students from Garden International School (GIS) have been celebrating some spectacular IGCSE results. The IGCSEs are the world's leading qualification for 16-year-olds. GIS students took these examinations in May and the results have just been announced. Among the star students was Shilpi, who was awarded 7A*s and 1 A. Getting an identical number of grades was Seren. Also doing brilliantly were Jignil and Shomit, who were both awarded 5A*s and 3As. In total, 75 per cent of all entries were awarded a C grade or higher. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is run by Cambridge University and is the world's leading examination for 16-year-olds. GIS is the most established IGCSE centre in the region. The school's

results are regularly far above the global average. In addition, several Year 10 students took IGCSE Mathematics a year early, and all passed, while some Year 9 students took IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) – and had a 100 per cent success rate. Stokes, IGCSE coordinator, said: "These amazing results show the dedication of both our talented students and our teachers. The IGCSE is a major examination and we are very proud that GIS has again shown its results are well above average. To have so many subjects achieve 100 per cent pass rates is remarkable. We are also delighted that so many of these students have stayed and have now started the IB Diploma Programme with a view to continuing their studies at world class universities in the future.” Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

and stories and make them aware of sounds in words and sounds in the environment. We let them “read” pictures by asking questions about people, objects and actions in pictures. Most probably they will be eager and ready to learn to

read and write, once they are in Year 1. It i s o f t h e u t m o s t importance to prepare our children in the correct way to make them competent, enthusiastic readers and writers for life.

The following sources were consulted for the compilation of this article: http://www.janetlansbury.com/2010/09/experts-agree-reallybabies-dont-need-to-read/ https://deyproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/ readinginkindergarten_online-1.pdf http://www.literacyconnections.com/teach-your-baby-to-read/ http://rewireyourbrainforlove.com/your-baby-shouldnt-read/ http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Lecker-Thedisturbing-transformation-of-5256686.php http://www.youandyourchildshealth.org/youandyourchildshealth/ articles/teaching%20our%20children.html Elsa Zeeman is a Pre-school Teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That Popular Conspiracy Theories Mankind has long believed that extraterrestrial beings of one sort and another might be visiting us. In ancient Greece, Socrates was forced to commit suicide because he corrupted young people with the heresy that the Gods are nonsense. Some have even argued that Stonehenge or

the pyramids of Egypt were built with supernatural assistance. It’s comforting to imagine that aliens visiting our planet are well-intentioned. Perhaps they want to rescue us from the threat of nuclear war or teach us to be brothers in the wider cosmos. Everybody remembers

Aliens might want to eat us alive

cuddly aliens such as ET who only needed a bit of help returning to his own world. But not everybody is so sure about benign visitors. Stephen Hawkins has reminded us that there are perhaps 100 billion universes, so the chances of extraterrestrial life out there are very strong. Hawkins thinks that we should not be trying to contact alien life but, rather, to be avoiding it at all costs. Those beings from outer space could well want to exploit or enslave us. Shawn Domagal-Goldman of Nasa’s planetary science division has compiled a list of plausible outcomes that could be useful if a close encounter does occur. Yes, we could be lucky. The space creatures could be kind and helpful, but that is not a foregone conclusion. For example, if there is a shortage of food in the cosmos, aliens might even come here to eat us. That was the theme of the 1980s TV miniseries “V” in which

birds and small mammals were initially the favourite food for the carnivorous, reptilian humanoids. However, these lizards took to swallowing people whole for the main course in later episodes. Or the visitors could be bringing, accidentally or on purpose, diseases which our biological make-up could not resist. Humanity could be wiped out when a more advanced civilization released an unfriendly artificial intelligence or performed a catastrophic physics experiment which rendered parts of our particular galaxy uninhabitable. In the most extreme case, aliens might decide to destroy us because we are a threat to them. Planet Earth is fast becoming an environmental disaster with greenhouse gases in danger of getting out of control, leading to a total environmental disaster. “Green” aliens might object to the environmental damage we have caused on our own planet and extermi-

nate us to prevent our pollution spreading. Extraterrestrials could well be wary of civilizations that expand too quickly as they may be prone to destroying other life as they grow, just as humans are pushing our own species to extinction here on Earth. Aliens could notice that we are now probing space and even intending to populate our nearby planets with our own kind. If so, we will doubtless export our damaging environmental policies as well. Somebody or something out there may decide that

enough is enough and annihilate us for good. So if we do make contact with other civilizations, we should not rush to conclusions about what lies in store. Aliens may just be passing through or curious to learn our languages or feeling lonely and wanting to make friends. Equally, they might come in the guise of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse with only death on their minds. In which case we can all stop worrying about rising prices, the cost of medical insurance and what to do when the pubs are shut.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com

Secrets of happy couples: 7 tried-and-tested  bliss-makers you must know for a happy, lifelong-lasting marriage When you are out on the town, have you ever noticed couples that seem to be perfect together? They share private jokes, gazing into each others’ eyes and have been that way for years! How do they do it? What is their secret at maintaining a happy, wonderful relationship? Let’s take a look at some secrets that happy couples swear by: 1. Spending Time Together There is absolutely nothing as powerful as spending quality time together. When couples make time to spend together, it reaffirms their commitment to each other. And by spending time together, it means no kids, no pets and no interruptions. Also, sharing activities that both enjoy is priceless. 2. Sweat The Small Stuff Little things that couples do for each other (or do not) do speak volumes in a relationship. Small gestures like opening a car door or complimenting each other should never go unnoticed. It’s the small things that make the biggest difference. Research has shown that we need to incorporate 5 positive interactions just to negate that 1 negative interaction. So, stay positive in your relationship! 3. Having an Open Dialogue Sharing your feelings and listening to each other will bring couples closer together. While ears and lips are essential for communicating, a little stolen smooch here and there goes a long way too! Communication is an unbelievably strong agent for bonding together. 4. Honesty Mistrust is one of the biggest relationship busters out there. Once trust has been broken or lost, there is very little hope in regaining it. If you have something to say that might not go along well with your mate, you must get it off your chest, even if it’s something that involves criticizing; It is how you say it to him that can make a difference (in determining whether not the issue will be resolved or will it result in a “cold war” between the both of you). We all have little quirks that irritate, so you need to decide whether it’s worth getting into or just accept it as part of your mate’s endearing qualities.

5. Scheduled Lovemaking Some might feel that scheduling intimacy is just cold, actually it’s not. It sure beats having none at all! In the busy world we live in, sometimes this is the only way it’s gonna happen! As the saying goes: “Use It or Lose It”, is truer than you might think. Testosterone levels will start dropping and eventually you will just not have any interest whatsoever. Got Kids? Find a family member or friend that will take them for an evening. Don’t let your kids control your relationship. 6. Some Problems Can’t Be Solved

7. Laughter Laughter is one of the healthiest reactions humans have and should use regularly. In a happy relationship, laughter should hold the top spot. Always keep a sense of humor within your relationship, as it plays a big part in a truly joyful matrimony. Many Psychotherapists refer to laughter as “the Krazy Glue that keeps couples together”. Laughter is good for the sole, and if you can no longer laugh together, then the sole of your relationship is dead.

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Aquarius (Jan23-Feb22) You have been advised to let your inner passions guide you in order to make a favourable impression on the world. But this advice is very bad in your case as your inner passions are absolutely disgusting and could bring you a long prison sentence. You may find later this week that you suddenly have older and younger admirers. Do not be fooled as they are interested only in your money. P i s c e s ( Fe b 2 3 - M a r 2 2 ) Be extra careful today and tomorrow in what you say to other people lest they be offended and shun you. This is because you use too many swear words and frequently give obscene gestures during the course of ordinary conversations. For these reasons it is highly improbable that you will ever be elected to a position of high public office and you should take up a solitary hobby to pass the time. Aries (Mar23-Apr22) As Neptune is unusually hot at the moment, it is likely that you will become the object of sexual desire from somebody of the opposite sex. This is not a lot of use to most Aries who are gay by and large. Money matters may improve for a few days but this will abruptly end when the bank finds out they made an error in crediting you cash which belongs to somebody else. Taurus (Apr23-May22) An inheritance from a will looks likely in the near future but it’s a bad sign that Mars is facing the wrong way at the moment. Be prepared for something going wrong such as the will not being properly signed or huge lawyers’ fees which will swallow what you expected to draw. You are looking forward to romantic interludes which is fair enough but your partner may be extremely ugly. Gemini (May23-Jun22) The stars are saying that you are far too self-opinionated and should start collecting information and feedback from your personal and business acquaintances. This will be most difficult in your case as you have been out of work for years and have no friends whatsoever. You have little chance of making progress in the world until you have a permanent address and wash more frequently. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22) You need to find new ways to delight your lover as you are far too predictable when it comes to sex. If you are a man, remember that the best way to make a woman say ‘yes’ is to buy her a new car or to pay for extensive plastic surgery. Beware of talking to strangers on public transport as they will realize what a complete nerd you really are.

There will always be some issues that cannot be solved because you just can’t agree. Instead of wasting valuable energy, “agree to disagree”. Try and find a compromising position that works for both of you. All couples run into legitimate areas of disagreement. A happy relationship is built on working through these issues. Learn to compromise, change or decide if the entire issue is just not that important, let it go.

by Professor Blunt

by Madam Zyra

(Jul23-Aug22) The work Leo related stress you constantly

talk about is about to be resolved once and for all when you receive your redundancy payment. Do be careful when going into pubs in your area as the stars are predicting large numbers of transvestites are interested in you or your wallet. When applying to a new job, keep optimistic but try to omit the parts of your life which were spent in detention. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) As you are always in need of extra cash there is a strong indication that a sideline will bring you in extra resources, provided you are not caught by the long arm of the law. Try to improve your social standing by mixing with a better class of person, but you will have to be more careful how you dress. Wearing one black and one brown shoe is a poor strategy and you should not use cotton buds during a job interview. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) All that glitters might not actually be gold and, in any case, you need to put in a lot more effort to obtain it. You should not even consider for a moment trying to rob a jewelry store in broad daylight unless you can distinguish quality from trash. Since you have never made this distinction before in your life, the chances of your achieving this now are no better than zero. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22) You should try to view opposition as a challenge and not try to injure everybody whom you disagree with. Your problem is that you are too anxious to take charge but are not prepared to put in the hard work to achieve the success you crave. Mussolini was a Scorpio and he ended up being hanged upside down at an Esso station. Please be warned and receive guidance from the fate of others. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) In your secret heart you have a strong desire to go into the open country and start a new life surrounded by forests and trees. The downside is that you have a wife and four children and live in a terrace house in the middle of the city. You simply have to deal with the contradictions your lifestyle imposes. It would help if you gave up excessive drinking and talking nonsense. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan22) Yo u w i l l h a v e p l e n t y o f opportunities to prove your merit in the next few days and the heavenly signs are good that you fall under the spell of an attractive person. However do bear in mind that not everybody who knocks on your door or rings your bell may be suitable. Strangers who try to sell you something in your own garden are usually to be avoided at all costs.


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Dick Shines at Mountain Shadow! by Derek Brook Mountain Shadow – St Greetings, golf fans. With Olympic golf now history, it’s time to focus back on the more important golf event in the world – The Tropical golfers! You got to admit, it’s more entertaining, as in laughable. Things would get downright comical this week as the group headed out to the difficult Mountain Shadow course. As usual the group filled up at BJ's Lodge and loaded into their assigned cars. Mountain Shadow is one of the most difficult courses in the rotation, so you'd better bring your A-game, and plenty of balls. Course condition was fair-to-good, and the design makes sure the round is never boring. It’s also very scenic. Due to rain or neglect, some of the rough areas were very high, making the course even harder, and several lost balls just off the fairway. Ouch.

Mountain Shadow wunner Dick Warberg (L) and 2nd place Barrry Elphick The weather cooperated though at times quite breezy. There were several near record low scores, but a skilled few managed to get through with dignity. When the counting was done Dick “Mr. Chip-In” Warberg (c/h 22) was on top of the mountain with 36 points. Gotta love those five point holes! Next came Barry Elphick (28) with a fine 35

points. After that, there was two Toms tied at 34 points, with Tom Herrington (18) on countback over Tommy Marshall (7). You don't want to know the rest of the scores. Note: From now on Tropical Golf will have the Month Medal Mug on the last golf day of the month, whichever day it falls on. Near pins: Kenny Chung, John Pierrel and Barry Elphick

Bunker Boys Golf Eastern Star C.C.-White Tees-Stableford The BBs were obviously discomfited by the well-presented Eastern Star C.C.: not one of the 13 players managed to play to their handicap; 34 stableford points took first place. Hip Hip Hooray for the groundskeeper! Unlike the vast majority of other courses in the area, the bunkers were in excellent nick. They were so pretty you had a hard time staying out of them. There was a bit of anxiety back at The Club as people could be heard to say, “How many did you have on the back”, “How many did you have on the back”? This was the result of Les Burns, Neil Carter, Lee Butler, and Jimmy Carr all posting 32 points. Smiley Les walked off with the third place prize by scoring 18 points, one better than Jimmy at 17. Results:  1st - Geoff Cox (15) 34 points 2nd - Raleigh Gosney (18) 33 points 3rd - Les Burns (30) 32 points cb Near Pins: Mogens Melander, Colin Greig, Geoff Cox and Raleigh Gosney Pattavia G.C.-Rainbow Playing from the red, white, and blues is a real mind-fudger. One needs to match skill sets with t-boxes, and this is a lot easier said than done. Neil Carter entered the fray with a theory (using the term lightly ) borrowed from Colin, i.e., get the blues out of the way from the go get, and save the reds for your last six. It obviously panned out as he posted a very respectable 39 points to take first place. Neil wasn’t as fortunate with near pins as he hit two of the four greens only to be knocked-off by Trevor on the 7th, and Les

by Raleigh Gosney

Burns on the 13th. We were all amazed that no one was able to hit the par-three 17th, even though most players were playing from the reds at 152 yards. When all is said and done, the whole shooting match should have been won by Raleigh as he had three par-putts lip-out, and two that missed by a you-know-what hair. Add these five points to his 35 and, yeap, you’ve got the winner. Results: 1st - Neil Carter (15) 39 points 2nd - Jimmy Carr (17) 38 points cb 3rd - Les Cobban (8) 38 points Near Pins: Trevor Priestly, Les Burns and Jimmy Carr Mountain Shadow G.C.-Blue TeesStableford   For the last month or two, this course has been bouncing back and forth between scruffy and less scruffy. We’ll call today less scruffy although the bunkers and t-boxes were in terrible shape.  Geoff Parker took first place on count back over Jimmy with a paltry 33 points. Oh, what could have been. Geoff had at least five putts that missed by millimeters, and the wheels came off for Jimmy on the back: 13 points after posting 20 on the front. With two rounds to go to decide Golfer of the Month, it’s neck and neck between four players: Colin Greig, Geoff Parker, Raleigh Gosney and Neil Carter. Good luck to you all. Results:  1st - Geoff Parker (13) 33 points cb 2nd - Jimmy Carr (17) 33 points Near Pins: Gerry Cooney (2) and Jimmy Carr

Mike Johns and John Anderson Come Up Trumps! by Peter Grey

Growling Swan – Stableford After a tough few days when we lost a great mate in Russell Calcutt, R.I.P, Russell, 24 golfers set out to Silky Oak in overcast conditions.The course were in tip top condition and some good scores were expected. As always the water traps claimed many victims. A Grade was won by Mike Johns with an excellent 40 point score. He won by a point from Martin Todd who putted magnificently all day thanks to an astute caddy. Big Boy Graeme Rice was the unlucky one who finished third by way of a countback also on 39 points. B Grade was taken out by John Anderson with a fine 39 point score. He was two points clear of Rob Cross who filled second spot by way of a count back with Rona Carungay coming in 3rd with 37 points. Results: A Grade (0-18): 1st - Mike Johns (15) 40 points 2nd - Martin Todd (12) 39 points C/B 3rd - Graeme Rice (14) 39 points B Grade (19-36): 1st - John Anderson (26) 39 points 2nd - Rob Cross (28) 37 points C/B 3rd - Rona Carungay (23) 37 points NTP’s 3 - Martin Todd 6 - Martin Todd 8 - John Anderson 14 - Greg Proctor 16 - Rob Pearce Longest Putt’s 9 - Martin Todd 18- Mike Johns

Back at the Growling Swan, we enjoyed a spicy chicken and mushroom meal cooked by the girls. Farewells were handed out to the Hastings lads, Rob Cross, Rocky Lawson, Peter McDonald, Greg Proctor and Niall Stuart heading back to Indonesia to earn some $$$ Alex Field let D-For off his chain to collect donations, the Swan’s players and punters are a very generous bunch and keep giving to D-For. All are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. We also encourage women to play. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 150 3086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.

Glenn Henriksen Takes the Money & Runs

by Peter Grey

Growling Swan Golf – Stableford Well we cater for the big crowds and we cater for the small crowds, only 10 golfers today but it makes no difference to us it is all the same and the competition is still strong! Playing from the blue tees, scores were not quite up to standard and having the fairways mowed but the clippings being left made it a little difficult finding one’s ball. Many players complained that lost balls appeared to be the order of the day, next group to play Mt Shadow will benefit with balls being offered up for sale. A good course to play but I think that they are going to find it difficult to compete with some of the better courses offering super prices. I think that they need to pull their socks up and start looking as to what is being offered. On a day when the scorers were never in danger, Glenn Henriksen (on the eve of departing) took the honors f ro m T h e C o l o n e l A l a n Sanders, making sure that the

Glenn Henriksen and the Colonel, Alan Sanders podium is the place to stand on his first outing this trip. Results: Division1 1st - Glenn Henriksen (11) 33 points 2nd - Alan Sanders (24) 3 points 3rd - Alex Field (17) 31 points Near Pins: Ebrahim (5), Glenn Henriksen (7), Martin Todd (15) and Martin Todd (17) Back at The Swan we welcomed back Alan (the Colonel) Sanders and said goodbye to Glenn Henriksen and John Coetzee, we wished them both safe travel and a

speedy return. T h e Gr o w l i n g Sw a n welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 150 3086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.


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Local Sports PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's Tommy and Henry shine at Crystal Bay by Derek Brook The month is winding down and the pressure is winding up. With a close golfer-of-the-month race and the Monthly Mug coming

A-flight (1-18): Tommy Marshall (c/h 7) took full advantage of the easy layout with an excellent 39 points off his impressive handicap. Great golfing, Tommy! Just

Bangpra (Stableford) One of our Tuesday regulars, this is a quality course and as I am informed, the first golf course on the Eastern Seaboard. I may be wrong as there may have been minor courses but I think not. With this being around for many years it is a very mature course and we see a lot of wild life here. Particularly the golfers when they try to play the course. The greens can be tricky. The monkeys are the major problem here and at times the big males can be quite aggressive, however on this day we did not see any of them until we reached the 16th hole and then the place teemed with them. Nice to see.

The course itself was in reasonable condition, the greens on the front nine seemed a bit damp and slow but the ones on the back nine played much faster. The fairways themselves seemed very dry despite the rain of late. Quick change and into cars for the return to BJ's. There it was soon into the results. In the A flight, 0 to 19, the winner was Maurice Roberts with a fine 40 points ahead of a countback on 38 points that saw John Pierrel in second and Mashi Kaneta in third. In the B flight, 20 up, the winner was George King with 36 points ahead of Charlie Sykes in second with 33 points and then a countback on 32

by Derek Brook

Flight winners with one of BJ's finest points saw Mick Goghlan in third and Kenny Chung just missing out. Then it was time for a couple of cold one and then it rained, so we had a couple more. T.T.F.N.

Near Pins: Kenny Chung, Mike Johns, Tom Herrington and Gerd Riedler Long Put: Brian Parish and Kenny Chung

Maurice Roberts Takes Monthly Mug up next week, this was the Tropical Golfers version of

losing on countback was Maurice Roberts (16) with

“moving day”. Twenty three golfers joined the round at Crystal Bay in the hope of making it up the standings ladder. With a slightly earlier than usual start, we were assigned the B and C links. It’s been a while since we played the B-course and it was new to some. Overall the course was in good condition, and the weather rather too warm for the front nine before some clouds and breeze kicked in. Crystal Bay is known as a scoring course, and that was certainly the case this time. Reaching handicap still left one sitting and clapping at the end of the day.

the same score. Brian Parish (13) made the big GoM move with a stellar 38 points on countback over colorful Walter. Stay tuned for next week's shootout! B-flight (19+): Henry Wong (24) had the best score of the day with a shining 41 points! Some courses have no defense from Henry's big swing. Daryl Evans (24) was next with 38 points, and then Dick (Mr. Chip-In) Warberg (23) made another good showing with 37 points. Near pins: Walter Baechli, Daryl Evans, Barry Elphick and John Pierrel Long putts: Henry Wong and Graham Buckingham

2nd place B-flifht Daryl Evans and A-Flight winner Tommy Marshall

Pattavia GC Twenty nine punters gathered in Soi Chaiyapoon eager to take advantage of the great offer put on by Pattavia G.C. To say the day was warm was an understatement; little or no breeze made it even more uncomfortable. The course was in good nick with the greens playing the way they normally do at this course, but I must admit greens are starting to look tired and sometimes play that way. We had two divisions, both playing from the white tees, and being Monthly Mug Day we were playing stroke (this sorting the men from the boys). A flight gave us our Mug Winner Maurice Roberts with a very tidy Nett 67; second in that division was Mike Johns; Denis Steele and the coach Mike Gosden filled the other spots. B flight saw Alan (The Colonel) Sanders take this out with a good score of net 68 to give him first place and only one shot away from The Monthly Mug. A great round, Colonel. (Toddy, I will be coming for a lesson or two.) Second in the flight was Rona Carungay, who is playing some good golf at the moment. Be careful, Skilts, she is out to get you!

by Peter Grey

Andrew Allen and Bernie McCart filled third and fourth. A special well done to Andrew coming off a harrowing week! Results: A Grade 0 – 17 1 st - Maurice Roberts (15) 67 nett 2nd - Mike Johns (14) 69 nett 3rd - Denis Steele (12) 70 nett 4th - Mike Gosden (17) 71 nett B Grade 18+ 1st- Alan Sanders (24) 68 nett 2nd - Rona Carungay (23) 70 nett 3rd - Andrew Allen (29) 74 nett 4th - Bernie McCart (31) 77 nett Near The Pins 4th - Steve Younger 7th - Mike Johns 13th - Maurice Roberts 17th - Sal Brizzi Long First Putt 9th - Mike Johns 18th - Peter Gre Sorry Gerri Crilly

Mug Winner Maurice Roberts and Alan Colonel Sanders

Back at the bar we enjoyed great chicken stew and listened and told a few tales over quite a few beers. Peter Grey was offering lessons on how to get out of a bunker! Pete, a lesson for you and I have seen you play, “Don’t go in the bunker.” We welcomed Maurice Roberts and Paul Quinlivan, and bid a fond farewell to three good guys, Aaron Shorten, Ron Gillett and Paul Jackson; travel safe, lads. We look forward to catching up again soon! D-For was again in full flight, paraded by Alex; he collected well from the punters at the Swan!

Unforgiving weekend at the Belgian GP for Sandy Kraokaew Stuvik The sixth round of the GP3 Series took place at the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. After Friday's free practice, Sandy and the Trident team felt confident that they had a good set-up for the qualifying. Sandy was in 4th position after the first set of new tires, however, all the drivers improved on their second set of new tires. Sandy managed to finish in 8th position at the end of the session, 0.8 sec from pole position and just 0.5 sec from 2nd position. As the first race of the weekend began on Saturday evening, Sandy was involved in contact at the first corner, and was then sandwiched between 2 cars which resulted in suspension damage on the Thai racer's car. This would eventually lead to retirement as the damage proved too dire to continue with. With higher hopes and a fighting spirit, Sandy started the second race of the weekend from 17th position. Sandy had a good start as

usual but after the first lap it was clear that there was an issue hindering the Thai driver. After struggling with the car balance for a few laps Sandy decided to pit when the safety car came out to make some changes. The changes slightly improved the car but Sandy was still lacking pace to the cars in front. Sandy eventually retired from the race after the degradation on the front tires made it dangerous to continue further. "Not the best weekend I've had in Spa, but now we have to put the problems behind us and think forward to Monza, the home race of the team, so I'm excited to drive again and do my best for Thailand." Sandy is sponsored by the Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand.

2016 GP3 Series Calendar Date

Venue

Remark

2-4 Sept

Monza, Italy

Round 7

30 Sept -2 Oct

Sepang, Malaysia

Round 8

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Yas Marina, UAE

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You & Your Pets When it’s time to go… Most pets die at home of old age, but many become fatally ill or injured, or they experience a significantly diminished quality of life—forcing you to consider euthanasia in order to avoid pain and suffering. How do you deal with this difficult decision? Begin by talking to your veterinarian. He or she can help guide you, particularly when it clearly is time to euthanize your pet. In other cases, you may have to make the decision based on your pet’s behavior and attitude. Here are some signs that may indicate your pet is suffering or no longer enjoying a good quality of life: • He is experiencing chronic pain that cannot be controlled with medication. • He has frequent vomiting or diarrhea that is causing dehydration and/or significant weight loss. • He has stopped eating or will only eat if you force feed him. • He is incontinent.

• He has lost interest in all or most of his favorite activities-walks, playing, eating treats or soliciting your attention and petting. • He cannot stand on his own or falls down when trying to walk. • He has chronic labored breathing or coughing. Once you make a decision, prepare how and where you and your family will say goodbye. • Before the pet is euthanized, allow all family members and other pets in the household to have private time to say goodbye. • Explain the decision to children and prepare them for the loss. • Determine if you want to be present during the euthanasia procedure. For some it may be overwhelming; for others it is a comfort to be with their pet during the final moments. Ask your veterinarian to explain the procedure in advance; don’t hesitate to ask for clarification if needed. Usually,

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/

Blackberry

smaller pets are on a table for the procedure, but larger dogs may be more easily handled on the floor. Regardless of the location, make sure that your pet has a comfortable blanket or bed to lie on. In most cases, an assistant will hold your pet for the procedure to ensure that the process goes quickly and smoothly. The vet will give your pet a painless overdose of sodium pentobarbital, which quickly causes unconsciousness and then gently stops the heartbeat within minutes. He will then use a stethoscope to confirm that your pet’s heart has stopped. You may then have a few final minutes alone with your pet.

Blackberry is the youngest kitten that we have here at the moment. She is very friendly, full of fun and her mum is KitKat, so we are hoping that someone will choose them as a pair.

KitKat

KitKat is one of the most friendly cats that we have ever had. She came to us pregnant and, a few days later, had 3 lovely kittens. They are all grown up and only one is left for adoption. So now it is her turn to find a new home.

Bella and Jacko

This lovely pair have been with us for a while now, Both are friendly and although they are not brother and sister they are soul mates, so we thought it would be great to re-home them together if possible.

Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being. Drinking From Toilets You make a habit of checking your dog or cat for fleas and ticks; you provide your pets with only a wholesome diet; you've watched your cat's painstaking grooming ritual. So why would your healthy pet eat right or meticulously groom itself, and then drink out of the toilet? No one is sure why cats and

Pepe & Ginger Nutz

dogs do this. It may be because toilet water may taste fresher than stagnant water in their drinking bowls because water in the toilet is changed with each flush. Whatever

the reason, there is little need to worry about it unless you keep chemical cleaners in the toilet tank. If it really bothers you, keep the lid down.

Most scientists agree that there are 17 species of penguins. Of the 17 species, 13 are either threatened or endangered, with some on the brink of extinction.

This handsome pair of ginger boys are both quite shy when they first meet you as they don't get many visitors. But if you stay quietly with them for a while, they will soon befriend you big-time..

Cat Corner Tip Getting High

Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

Going to the Dogs...

If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as

hard to get along with them as we do with people.

~Karel Čapek

If a pinch of catnip sends your little darling into a state of bliss, you might wonder if your innocent furball is getting high. The answer is yes. Chemicals in catnip produce a response similar to intoxication. Because there's a genetic basis for it, some cats show an extreme attraction. Others, particularly kittens, show no reaction at all. In some cats, this naughty herb may even cause hallucinations. Catnip is not toxic to cats. However, eating large amounts can lead to vomiting or diarrhea. Do not allow pregnant cats to eat catnip.


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Answers: 1. Hotel; 2. Zip; 3. Hardware; 4. Mental; 5. Saying.

1. Definition: Any establishment offering overnight accommodations. First letter: H Answer: __________ 2. Definition: To compress a file using a _____ utility. Compression is generally used to speed up the transport of large or multiple files. First letter: Z Answer: __________ 3. Definition: The mechanical devices that comprise a computer system, such as the central processing unit, monitor, keyboard, and mouse, as well as other equipment like printers and speakers. First letter: H Answer: __________

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

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Answers: 1. Garden; 2. Bloom; 3. Farm; 4. Seed; 5. Dig; 6. Vine.


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Pattaya Today Vol 15 Issue 24 - 1-15 September 2016  
Pattaya Today Vol 15 Issue 24 - 1-15 September 2016  
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