Volume 16, Issue 01
16 - 30 September 2016
British embassy sell-off T
he British embassy’s 23rai site on Wireless Road in Bangkok’s premier real estate area is about to be offered for sale. According to informed sources in the property industry, the embassy is sounding out developer interest through CBRE Thailand. The total value of the nine acre plot, assuming a selling price of around 2 million baht per square wah, will be at least 18 billion baht. Embassy spokespersons won’t confirm the sale but significantly don’t deny the speculation. The embassy press office simply said the valuable estate was under constant review to ensure the interests of the British tax payer are protected. Only large developers or those
with giant overseas partners will be seriously interested in a building bonanza which could well turn out to be a joint-use condominium, hotel and upscale mall and leisure complex of titanic proportions. The new megacomplex Terminal 21, now under construction in North Pattaya, is roughly the same size. This is not the first time land at the British embassy site has been put up for sale. A four-acre frontage located at the intersection of Wireless and Ploenchit roads was sold in 2006 to Tiang Chirathivat Real Estate which was part of Central Group. At the time the sale was said to be one of Thailand’s largest property sales but the prices for Bangkok’s prime real
estate have surged in the last 10 years. The embassy was established at its current site in 1922 and originally featured a number of buildings including the ambassador’s residence, tropical gardens and a renowned statue of Queen Victoria which had to be covered up during the Japanese occupation of the early 1940s. Although the news of the most recent proposed sale has attracted some protests that the British government is undermining its prestige
and importance, the lure of 18 billion baht or 400 million pounds is obviously irresistible in a country with a balance of payments problem. It is not currently known where the embassy would move to, or indeed if it needs to. Much of the work of the embassy is now done in rented offices at Trendy House, Sukhumvit 13, which handles all visa applications to UK as well as being the calling point for UK nationals wanting to obtain or renew their British passport. Continued on page 6
16 - 30 September 2016
News Thai man falls from building
Motorcycle Motorist crashes with car shoots, kills man on bike
A motorcycle hit a car on Central Pattaya Road, injuring the bike driver, 25-year-old Sumate. The driver of the car, Chanratsamee, 35, said he was on the way to the beach side when the bike hit his car at full speed. Police reported that Sumate had been drinking; he was sent for treatment.
Sarayut Ngaokham, 23, was injured and lying unconscious when he fell from his apartment at Daeng Apartment in Banglamung. His girlfriend, Kanchana, said they were drinking on the balcony when Sarayut sat on the railing and fell.
Military troops raid nightclub
Vitawat Laokhen, 25, was found dead near his motorbike. He had been shot in the head, chest and leg, and was covered in blood. Witnesses said the victim was driving his motorcycle toward Nongprue market when a passing car shot him and sped away. Police later learned that Vitawat had been involved in a shooting incident three years ago. He was a suspect in the shooting death of Nat Suwankham.
Three-meter snake slithers into house
Motorbike hits Indian tourist A resident of Soi AR in Central Pattaya called authorities when he found a three-meter long python in his home. The snake was found under the kitchen sink by 42-year-old Punya Suparatkananth, while the man’s mother was washing dishes. The 10-kg snake was rescued by the Thappraya Foundation.
Teen busted holding ganja
Military troops joined police officers in a raid of the Playboy Night Club in Soi Chaiyapoon. The detail was responding to a tip that the club was operating despite a 5-year closure order from National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). The club had no business permit, but in his own defense, owner Jetsada Srirhord claimed that he had just bought the nightspot and was unaware of the closure order. He was ordered to close forthwith.
Funeral for Alcazar president
Indian tourist Venkatesan was severely injured when he was hit by a motorbike on Soi 13 Pattaya Beach Road. He was rushed to hospital with head injuries. Motorist Siaclar Encesoseph, 50, was also injured and taken to hospital. Witnesses reported that Siaclar was driving fast and failed to notice the pedestrian.
British man knifed
Funeral rites for Sathaan “Vincent” Petchtrakul, president of Alcazar Cabaret, were held at Holy Redeemer Church in Bangkok. Vincent established the first cabaret show in Pattaya in 1981. He passed away on September 3 at the age of 74. A memorial service was officiated by Rev. John Wirach Amonpattana C.Ss.R and attended by former Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, among others. Interment was held at Santikham Cemetery in Nakhon Pathom.
An unidentified man—about 60 years old—accosted two farang friends chatting outside their Sutus Court residence in Central Pattaya. The stranger reportedly complained about noise emanating from the apartment of British citizen Drew John, 31. After a brief argument, the assailant drew a knife, stabbed Drew’s arm. And fled.
Reports of a shooting and gang warfare summoned police to Soi Chalermprakiat, Third Road, where they found a group of teenagers, who scooted away on motorbikes. One young man in the crowd, Nai, was found with 50,000-baht worth of marijuana. He was apprehended and confessed to having just bought the drugs. He added that was in the area to help friends involved in a gang fight.
16 - 30 September 2016
News Over 50,000 early birds snap Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya amongst Best Asia Family Hotels up Vietjet mega-promotion
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya has been ranked number two in the TripAdvisor listing for Best Family Hotels in Asia, and comes out top for hotels in Thailand. The listing is compiled from guest ratings on the TripAdvisor site, with the resort water facilities, quiet beach, children’s entertainment, and friendly service all helping towards the high score. “We are very much a family resort
hotel, with accommodation suitable for families and a huge choice of attractions for children of all ages,” says Centara Grand Mirage general manager Andre Brulhart. “We also of course have a wide diversity of attractions for the parents, and with professional supervisors at our Kids’ Club, which has zones for both the very young and for the teens, the mums and dads have plenty of opportunities to get away on their
own to relax.” Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is Thailand’s first themed hotel, built to a Lost World theme and featuring a jungled water park with pools, waterfalls, water slides, a lazy river, and direct access to the beach. The broad range of family activities includes kayaking, windsurfing and sailing, along with pool games and competitions for all ages.
On September 9, the first day of Vietjet’s first ever mega promotion in Thailand, more than 50,000 lucky customers snapped up air fares for only 0 baht. There were nearly one million visitors to Vietjet’s website www.vietjetair.com during the promotion time from 8 to 10 pm, recording10 times more traffic than the normal operation. The airline on September 6 unveiled an exciting promotion campaign, “It’s time to Vietjet” offering one million promotional air tickets priced from only 0 baht. The promotion was valid for all flights in Thailand, all domestic routes in Vietnam, and all international routes between Thailand and Vietnam from September 15 to December 31, 2016 (excluding public holidays). The new-age carrier Vietjet will make its ‘domestic debut’ in
Thailand by launching three new internal routes in the Land of Smiles – Bangkok–Chiang Mai, BangkokPhuket, and Phuket-Chiang Rai – as well as one international route from Bangkok to Haiphong (Vietnam). The airline already operates direct routes from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, Vietjet vice president, said: “Truly Amazing Thailand. Never in the history of Vietjet has our online booking page gone down due to overwhelming success. We have added additional servers to fix the issues and have extended more seats for all Thais to book. I hope you do enjoy booking the tickets with us and will also enjoy Phuket, Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Haiphong and many more destinations in our expanding network.”
16 - 30 September 2016
Street vendor blocks Don’t park your building on a public road footpath
A team from City Hall joined Chatepol Boonsawat, consultant to the mayor and president of law operation, to check a chicken and rice vendor in front of Pattaya
Memorial Hospital because locals and tourists in the area complained that he was impeding foot traffic. The vendor promised to vacate within 30 days.
The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Center of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya led by Dr Sukanya Kwangthongnitch, Dr Chananporn Nunla-ong and Dr Tidarat Singkorn, together with their staff held their annual community service at Fountain of Life Women’s Center. The dentists checked the students’ teeth and offered dental care information.
transcosmos launches “Omni-Channel Support powered by Line Business Connect” Line boasts the top share in Thailand’s messaging tool market, with its usage rate surpassing 80 percent of smartphone users in Thailand (according to transcosmos research). Tapping into this significant user base, Line is expected to act as a messaging tool which realizes communication between business and consumers, going beyond the traditional tool used only among the consumers. transcosmos, through its subsidiary transcosmos (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Bangkok hereafter, transcosmos Thailand), offers
“Omni-Channel Support powered by Line Business Connect” in Thailand, a ser vice which realizes interactivecommunication between businesses and their customers via Line Business Connect. transcosmos was among the first to develop a platform which utilizes Line Business Connect, allowing the businesses to run one-toone marketing campaigns. Having implemented the service to its various client companies, transcosmos owns extensive proven records and experiences in utilizing Line for business purposes.
Chumsai community in Soi Chalermprakiat 19 complained about flooding during heavy rain due a building built in the public driveway. Their other concern is when there’s a fire on the area, the fire trucks won’t enter their soi because
of the buildings. Pattaya City Consultant Chatepol Boonsawat again to the rescue with his team to demand that owners remove the building because it is on a public road reserved for vehicles.
Miss Healthy Queen International chosen Chanokwanankorn Punyadee was selected Miss Healthy Queen International 2016, winning a crown and 10,000 baht. Sinthachai Wattanasartsathorn, president of the Pattaya Business and Tourism Association, presided over the coronation of Miss Healthy Queen International 2016 with a theme, the Inspiration to Change Society. Thirty aspiring queens joined the contest which was designed to help people understand that transgenders contribute to and can be an inspiration to society. The Colosseum Show Pattaya and Moo Baan Chang provided the entertainment. Runner-up was Katanauta Rattanatada, winning 7,000 baht, and third place went to Rujravee Nanawan, 5,000 baht.
Canal clearance operation continues
As part of an ongoing initiative to stop illegal construction, Pattaya City Council led by Chairman Anan Angkanawisarn and other government officials went to check on the progress in pulling down offending structures along South Pattaya canal.
The concern was for the negative environmental consequences of obstructing the waterway. Previous inspections revealed that buildings, bridges and other structures obstruct the public canal and contributed to flooding. Work was ordered to finish by October 12.
Six nations compete in Asian Tug of War
The 2016 Asian Tug of War held at Pattaya Indoor Stadium attracted athletes from Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. They competed in the 500 and 600 kilogram categories.
16 - 30 September 2016
News Visit ASEAN@50 tourism branding Absolute Health unveiled ahead of major campaign celebrates fourth
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) revealed the branding for its “Visit ASEAN@50 Golden Celebration 2017” tourism campaign. The branding was unveiled by the 10 ASEAN heads of state at the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos. The new campaign will promote the twin objectives of commemorating the 50th anniversary of ASEAN in 2017, and embracing the ASEAN region of Southeast Asia as a single and united, yet diverse, tourism destination. Further objectives of the Visit ASEAN@50 campaign include raising international visitor arrivals to Southeast Asia from 108.9 million
in 2015 to 121 million by the end of 2017 and increasing tourism receipts from USD 75 billion in 2014 to USD 83 billion, also by the end of next year. Multiple activities and promotions will be announced to drive the campaign. Visit ASEAN@50 partners will be revealed at the ITB Asia travel industry show in Singapore in October. Special travel experiences and offers will be announced at the World Travel Market in London in November. “ASEAN’s Golden Jubilee serves as a great opportunity for our 10 member states to celebrate Southeast Asia’s strength through diversity as the world’s fastest growing tourism
destination,” said Thongloun Sisoulith, prime minister of Lao PDR and chairman of the ASEAN Summit. “Visit ASEAN@50 will contribute towards our vision of creating a cohesive ASEAN economy,” he said. Key target markets for ASEAN’s 50th anniversary tourism campaign in 2017 will be long-haul markets such as Europe, Middle East and North America, as well as intraASEAN, China, Japan, Korea, India and Australia. The 2017 50th anniversary tourism campaign is part of the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan 2016 to 2025, which was adopted by the association’s tourism ministers in Manila in January 2016.
US Outreach bans cash Dr Chatchai Sribandit, president of Absolute Health Group, presided over the 4th anniversary celebration of Absolute Health Pattaya branch held in Cape Dara Resort. Special guests included artists Pitsamai Vilaisak and Jit Navarat Yuktananth. AHG has moved to bigger offices in North Pattaya. Services are still available such as live blood analysis, laboratory tests, detox, hot therapy treatment, anti-aging treatment and many more. For more information and inquiries, call 038-423- 213 to 15. The US embassy Citizens Outreach program will no longer accept cash payments for services—either in dollars or in baht. The new policy, issued by the State Department in Washington, DC, and applicable worldwide, requires that
all payments be made in the form of bank drafts. Expats may purchase such drafts from Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank or Siam Commercial Bank. Drafts in the exact amount of baht are to be made payable to the American Embassy Bangkok.
Fire Drill at Amari Pattaya
TAT opens nominations for 11th Thailand Tourism Awards 2017 The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting nominations for the “11thThailand Tourism Awards 2017”, which will be conferred on World Tourism Day, September 27, next year. Deadline for receipt of completed nominations is November 30, 2016. Details of the Awards and the
nomination criteria were announced by Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor. The press conference at the TAT Head Office was attended by Siam Niramit and Nong Nooch Garden representatives, TAT executives, the judging committee, tourism operators, representatives of Thai tourism associations, invited guests
and the media. Yuthasak said, “The Awards are designed to raise industry standards and recognise companies and individuals that have contributed to advancing a positive image of the Thai travel and tourism sector, now established as one of the country’s key socio-economic development pillars.”
More than 200 employees of Amari Pattaya participated in this year’s fire knowledge and evacuation drill organized by the hotel in conjunction with Pattaya City Fire Brigade Station. The training emphasized the importance of all team members being knowledgeable about evacuation procedures to be able to assist guests when fire occurs.
16 - 30 September 2016
News British embassy sell-off TRI-Factor Series™ expands to Thailand for the first time in its history Continued from page 1
In reality, the powers of embassies worldwide have been whittled down over the past 10 years. For example, British passports are now actually produced only in UK. The role of the Bangkok embassy is simply to check the paperwork before forwarding the documentation to UK. Some visa applications are scrutinized and approved in London with some initial procedures already privatized to outside agencies. These changes have left the British embassy principally responsible for trade and industry matters and consular services. But even consular work has become more restrictive with less reliance on front-line services and more emphasis on reading
and acting on information available on websites and Facebook. These trends are also reflected in the closure of all British consular offices in provincial Thailand. The base in Chiang Mai was closed in 2015 and the one in Pattaya, opened in 2009, survived barely three years before being axed. Although there are British honorary consuls serving in several provincial cities and towns which are popular with tourists, the officers who receive a small gratuity are very restricted in what they can and cannot do. One told Pattaya Today he acted only on the instructions of superiors in Bangkok and was not authorized to advertise
any local services. One staff member of the Bangkok embassy, who declined to be named as he has not authorized to speak on the matter, told Pattaya Today, “The selling-off of the rest of the embassy in Wireless Road is a foregone conclusion and will likely occur next year. There is certainly no need for such elaborate premises as the number of British expats in Thailand declines and diplomatic services continues to shrink.” He added that, in a post-Brexit world, the Wireless Road complex might be replaced by a rented house for the ambassador and expanded use of office space such as Trendy House already offers.
Jetstar Asia attains enhanced operational safety review Jetstar Asia has successfully completed International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Enhanced Operational Safety Audit (E-IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Safety Audit Registry – a registry that the Singapore-based airline has been on since 2012. Jetstar Asia CEO Barathan Pasupathi emphasised the airline’s continuing commitment to safety. “Safety is our number one priority. We are pleased to share that Jetstar Asia has for the first time cleared the enhanced operational safety audit carried out by IATA and has renewed its IOSA registration till 2018. The Enhanced IOSA Standard is an expansion of the IOSA programme since September 2015 and focuses on the continuous quality assurance of operational procedures and processes while encompassing all IOSA disciples. To achieve E-IOSA certifications, the airline has
to go through regular internal assessments and prepare a conformance report. Qualified auditors and a standardized audit procedure are part of the pre-requisites. “Jetstar Asia has been on the IOSA safety registry since 2012 which shows our commitment to safety and our latest e-IOSA renewal cements our on-going commitment to safety.” To achieve IOSA registration, Jetstar Asia has in place a cohesive and integrated corporate safety and quality management system to constantly monitor, review
Mary’s a model student A student from Garden International School (GIS) has landed herself a top contract after her success in a modelling competition. Mary, who is in Year 11, came second in the competition, which was run by Channel 7 and broadcast across the nation. As a result she won 50,000 baht and a one-year contract with Channel 7. In this photo, she’s wearing jewellery from Symphony, cosmetics by Sheene and Biore products.
and address safety issues. The airline also practices what is known as an ‘Open Reporting System’, where employees are encouraged to report any safety concerns proactively. Such a practice helps in capturing latent conditions and carr ying out safety risk assessments. These are then followed by recommended preventive and corrective actions. IOSA is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline.
The TRI-Factor Series™, the fastest growing triathlon series in Asia, is coming to Thailand! TRI-Factor is launching new races across eight countries in Asia including China in the next few years, with Thailand’s inaugural triathlon to be held on November 6 at the Sattahip Naval Base. TRI-Factor Series™ Asian Championship 2016/2017 is a four-leg mass participation sports series comprising individual swim, bike and run events and a finale triathlon in a number of countries throughout Asia. Participants can take part in one or more e ve n t s g i v i n g t h e m t h e opportunity to swim, bike or run - or even do the triathlon. It represents a revolutionary new four step triathlon concept that makes it possible for athletes in various disciplines to complete a triathlon; and one which can be embedded into a personal fitness calendar as a component of the personal fitness lifestyle. It also enables high-level athletes to enjoy competing against single discipline specialists whilst encouraging amateur participation across its classes. Elvin Ting, managing director of Orange Room Pte Ltd., says, “We’re pleased to announce TRI-Factor Series Thailand with the TRI-Factor Triathlon offering athletes a feel of the TRI-Factor race experience before we launch the
four event series in 2017. We would like to thank the Royal Thai Navy for its support, and for providing such an iconic and scenic race course. It brings the chance for entrants to compete in beautiful conditions amidst the stunning scenery of Chonburi’s Sattahip area. This means clean, safe water in a tranquil bay which is ideal for swimming; it means running and cycling close to nature, through the bright pinks and oranges of tropical foliage and along the coastline. This is so much more of a natural, exciting experience than a typical closed road race. To sum up, the triathlon courses here are challenging and beautiful.” He adds, “For this inaugural event, we partnered Morph Performance to bring sport science and technology to the Thai sporting community. We want every athlete to understand their potential through analytical testing and maximize their performance through online training solutions. TRI-Factor Series hopes to inspire more athletes across different competencies to participate in the various categories in each event. For the more advanced athletes, this means an opportunity to compete in all or some component races, against serious pros and enthusiast amateurs in any event type. It’s a great opportunity to
make triathlon accessible and enjoyable for all, hence why the TRI-Factor Series is such an innovative movement in its regional market. We focus on contributing to the well-being of people, helping everyone live longer, healthier lives in the spirit of our regional campaign, Grow Stronger, Live Better.” The Thai race course in total is 67 kms. It comprises run 15 km, swim 2 km, bike 50 km separated into the programs as follows: The longest distance is 2 km swim/50 km bike/15 km run; standard distance is 1.5 km swim/50 km bike/8 km run; the shortest (or sprint) is 800m swim/30km bike/8 km run. Participants can register at www.trifactor.in.th with places limited to the first 1,200 for the inaugural triathlon race. Ticket pricing starts from 2,800 baht for the Sprint Category. See the website for more details and direct booking. A new Asia TRI-Factor point scoring system will be rolled out for all athletes to keep track of their current performance relative to their peers across various countries within Asia. TRI-Factor Series will also be launching a new app in the latter part of 2016 that will provide an additional platform for all athletes to connect with other athletes, whilst keeping updated on the latest event news and their personal race records.
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THAI holds touchdown ceremony to welcome first Airbus A350 XWB Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) recently held a touchdown ceremony to welcome its first Airbus A350 XWB, royally bestowed the name “Wichian Buri,” on arrival at Suvarnabhumi. Areepong Bhoochaoom, THAI chairman of the board of directors, presided over the touchdown ceremony and welcomed THAI’s first Airbus A350 XWB along with Charamporn Jotikasthira, THAI president, Jean Francois Laval, executive vice president, Sales, Southeast Asia, Airbus, Robert Lamoureux, senior vice president and head of marketing, Asia Pacific, CIT Group Inc., Ewen McDonald, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, RollsRoyce, and other guests of honor. T H A I o rd e re d 1 2 A i r b u s A350 XWB aircraft, with four firm orders and eight aircraft leases, which is currently the most technologically advanced, modern, and efficient aircraft that meets customers’ expectations. THAI will operate the Airbus A350 XWB on intercontinental flights, with initial service on the Bangkok-Melbourne route this month.
DASTA Pattaya Night Bike 2016
About 300 participants joined the DASTA Pattaya Night Bike 2016 at Dusit Thani Pattaya. DASTA Deputy Director Taweepong Vichaidit led the opening ceremony together with TAT Pattaya Director Suladda Sarutilavan, Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Neoh Kean Boon and Sanpetch Supbawornsathien, president of the Eastern
Hotel Association. The event is in collaboration with Dusit Thani Pattaya and Thai Airways. The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration Night Bike is to promote environment friendly tourism in Pattaya and neighbouring area by using bicycles as form of transportation.
Business meets pleasure at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya with luxury seaside MICE facilities and early bird packages
Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is offering businesses and individuals impressive options for meetings, incentives and private functions just a short stroll from the beautiful Na Jomtien beachfront. Facilities include the 392 square meters Siam Grand Ballroom which can be divided into two ‘Siam Rooms’, as well as three separate ‘Marina Conference Rooms’ and a modern, stylish pre-function foyer. To launch the MICE facilities, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is offering an exclusive promotion
The experienced Meetings and Events team works with clients to arrange half and full-day packages for meetings, themed parties, gala dinners, and can even host catered yacht parties for guests at the nearby marina. The Siam Grand Ballroom has an impressive capacity of 350 people for a theatre-style conference, or 200 participants for a buffet or dinner banquet. The Marina Meeting Rooms suit a more intimate event, seating 20 to 40 participants. All the facilities boast a modern, clean style
for corporate ‘movers-and-shakers’ who appreciate that business and pleasure can work together. From now until December 21, clients that confirm a booking 30 days before check-in will enjoy the benefits of the ‘Early Bird Business Package’. These include complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms, a choice of Thai or International lunch menu, full day usage of the meeting rooms and a choice of an early morning coffee break, themed coffee break or predinner cocktails. Weekday room rates for the package start from just 4,000 baht. The team at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya can tailor the facilities to fit the needs of any occasion.
to suit the needs of professional hosts. The hotel’s attractive oceanside location, combined with Swissinspired attention to detail means MICE functions at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya leave a lasting impression on every participant. “We are very excited to offer such exceptional MICE facilities at the resort, and there has already been strong interest and bookings for the MICE facilities and packages,” said Hayden Edgtton, general manager of Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya. “Our dynamic Meetings and Events team can put together something really special that matches the vision and needs of a wide range of clients and individuals.”
16 - 30 September 2016
Our Community Tree planting to celebrate the Queenâ€™s Birthday
Centra Maris team led by Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager, and Siriporn Pinlom, chief executive of the SAO, supported tree planting to celebrate the Queenâ€™s Birthday at Kledkaew Sub-district Administrative Organization Office. The purpose of this project is for the conservation and environmental development within the community as well as people awareness of the importance of conserving natural resources. It is also held to commemorate the grace and loyalty to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule
Jam for a cause
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
The Pinoy Affiliation in Pattaya (PAP) organized a fund raising mini-concert for the benefit of Filipino musician Roman Navarro, who was diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis on both hips and needed urgent hip replacement surgery. The event, Jam for a cause, was
successfully held at the Raggae Rock & Soul Bar on Walking Street. Bar owner Steven Young gave his full support and financial assistance as well. Other sponsors are Intimate Hotel and Pinoy Fastfood, who provided food. Filipino bands in Pattaya and
Bangkok jammed together and raised 110,298.89 baht. A total of 400,000 baht is needed for the operation and any financial assistance can be deposited at Kasikorn Bank, savings account number 503-2-33772-6, account name Roman Navarro.
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Pattaya's Delight at Devarana Spa
Cense by SPA Cenvaree at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Great spa treatments at the new wellness complex
xperience a delightful spa journey inspired by traditional Thai healing at the new wellness complex of Cense by SPA Cenvaree at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien. Spanning over 889 square meters, Cense by SPA Cenvaree at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien is set over two levels and offers guests a multitude of room options and therapy choices.
From the moment you take a walk upon arrival you’ll get a feel of the peaceful setting and surroundings. Bamboo, pebbles, beige-washed walls, flickering lanterns and a large atrium create a relaxing atmosphere
that immediately soothes and calms the senses of guests. The spa features 11 various treatment suites to satisfy the needs and tastes of discerning customers – multifunctional therapy rooms
for facials, body care and massage as well as VIP couple rooms with private Jacuzzi perfect for couple celebrations.
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F1 in Schools founder and chairman visits Thailand
Andrew Denford, founder and chairman of F1 in Schools, made a visit to Thailand during his stay in the Far East to meet with local businessman Chakrit “John” Thararam to discuss the implementation of F1 in Schools in Thailand. F1 in Schools is the only global multidisciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed-air-powered Formula One cars out of the official F1 Model Block. The Challenge founder and
chairman and the Thai businessman have started contractual discussions to take F1 in Schools forward in Thailand. Andrew Denford has appointed Chakrit “John” Thararam as in-country coordinator for Thailand. In his role, John will be undertaking instruction to enable him to run the F1 in Schools Challenge in Thailand.
Speaking of introducing the F1 in Schools programme into the Kingdom, Andrew Denford said, “It is a need to create engineers of the future and to satisfy the demand of Thai industry to have better qualified and inspirational engineers who are ready for the world of work.
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Level 34, Hilton Pattaya
Amari Pattaya - 44 Years of Success The management team and team members of Amari Pattaya led by Robert Rijnders, senior vice president of Onyx Hospitality Group and area general manager of Pattaya (5th from left), celebrated 44 years of success with a merit–making ceremony.The auspicious day was begun by paying homage to the Four-Faced Buddha, and by a ceremony conducted by nine monks from Nhong Yai Temple to pray for all team members and for good luck for the rest of the year. This year, Thai and international guests participated in the 44th anniversary celebrations.
Hotel Baraquda Pattaya made a splash in September Over 150 of Pattaya’s prime partygoers paid a paltry 300 baht to hit the floor beside the city’s coolest pool as top international mixmasters and mistresses DJs Yvan Polge, oskar, Neil Thorpe and Lisa Bluestar rocked the house and tore the roof off the sucker with some eclectically electrifying sets. Further entertainment was provided by Baraquda’s sinfully sexy girls and ripped six-pack guys with a special appearance from Antonio Sax who brought a mellow vibe to the occasion as guests chowed down on a free one hour BBQ and complimentary welcome drink.
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Centara Grand Mirage hosts dinner for TICA Weekend Destination Update 2016 As part of TICA Weekend Destination Update 2016 organized by North Pattaya Alliance (NPA), member hotel Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Hotel Manager Wuthisak Pichayagan hosted a dinner for the representatives from Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA). TICA Weekend Destination Update 2016 was organized to give updates on North Pattaya as a destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). Over three days, a series of activities was arranged to familiarize the participants with the MICE facilities of five-member hotels: Amari Pattaya, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Holiday Inn Pattaya and The Zign Hotel, as well as experience the local attractions.
Minor Food Group returns to PEACH for another successful Manager Conference 2016
More than 1,000 delegates of the Minor Food Group attended the Manager Conference 2016 “Journey to Success” at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) on September 6 to 8. Minor Food Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Charles Kenny, along with other executives and managers from different outlets across Thailand gathered up at PEACH for three productive days of team building activities, seminars
including an inspirational speech from Patamawalai Ratanapol, chief operating officer of Minor Food Group, and breakout meeting sessions. Recreational activities at the evening gala dinner featuring concerts from two top artists, Pop Pongkool and Yinglee Srijumpol. Minor Food Group PCL is one of the largest quick service restaurant operations in Asia with over 1000 outlets located throughout Thailand, the Middle East and Singapore.
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Badminton World Champ at Cape Dara
Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya welcomes Ida Irada and Ben Weerayut
Pattamon Mekavarakul (left), vice president of Cape Dara Resort, welcomed May RatchanokIntanon, the world No. 1 badminton player, when she recently stayed there with her family after the Rio Olympic Games 2016.
Phumpich Dabbaransi (center), marketing communications and public relations manager of Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, welcomed Ida Irada and Ben Weerayut during their stay.
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F1 in Schools does all of that because of the nature of the programme. We deliver science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the classroom in a fun and exciting way. “We are running in 44 countries around the world and have succeeded in so many countries and improved the quality of the students that are leaving schools.” Plans are being made by Thararam for F1 in Schools to take off by locating some pilot schools and to get the initiative launched by 2017. Among the plans is ultimately to get the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education to disseminate the programme across the whole of Thailand’s national school network. The next F1 in Schools World Finals, where the best teams from around the globe compete for the Bernie Ecclestone World Champions trophy, will be held in Austin, Texas on October 16-19, 2016. “I look forward to welcoming one or two Thai teams at the next World Finals event in 2017,” concludes Denford.
Amari Phuket team led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, vice president and area general manager, South Thailand (first right from banner) and Tipaporn Koonphol, deputy general manager (second right from banner) organised Fire Drill and Evacuation Drill training for team members from each department. The training was supervised by the certified fire team from Rayong Fire Co., Ltd. and all participants gained knowledge and confidence in handling fire and evacuation situations.
TICA takes leading DMCs to Pattaya for a weekend destination update
Neoh Kean Boon (seated, 4th right), GM of Dusit Thani Pattaya is joined by Khajohnsak Ngiempaisal (seated 3rd right) and EAM Larry Choi (standing, 2nd right) in a group photo with the representatives from the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) and the North Pattaya Alliance (NPA) member hotels during the evening cocktails at the Lobby Lounge where a mini forum was also held to discuss the prospects of bringing more group business to Pattaya and how the city could do more to make it an attractive destination for the MICE market. The event included inspections of every NPA hotel on the TICA DMC Weekend Destination Update 2016 organized with the help of David Barrett (standing, right) in his capacity as member of TICA’s Marketing Committee. Leading Thai destination management companies joined the fam trip in which new venues and facilities were made available for them to visit including the Sanctuary of Truth, Royal Varuna Yacht Club, Ramayana Water Park and a boat cruise sponsored by Blue Haven Marine. The weekend event is just one of the many more programs that NPA members - Amari Pattaya, Centara Grand Mirage, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Holiday Inn and The Zign will be hosting to showcase their respective MICE capabilities along with Pattaya’s unseen and undiscovered sightseeing attractions.
The Beach Club Restaurant at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G hosted ajoint get-together party for elite reviewers and the Wongnai team. Organized and presented in a monochromatic theme, the party was attended by 13 top reviewers, the Wongnai team and Community Marketing Manager, Saengarun Jarujanya. After a warm welcome from Pullman Pattaya Hotel G team, the event proceeded with introductions of each item in a buffet line that featured the authentic and celebrated Bodega Fever - an extensive tapas buffet with Spanish spirit, created by chef Yongyuth. Before the party concluded with a group photo, Wongnai and Pullman Pattaya Hotel G also invited all elite reviewers to join in with their activities and receive Wongnai giveaways and chic Tuxedo aprons from Pullman Pattaya Hotel G as celebratory prizes.
Hilton Pattaya Kicks Off F&B Masters 2016
Hilton Pattaya led by Rudolf Troestler, general manager (front row; 5th from left), Hotel Executive Chef Matthew Allen Dowdell (front row; 6th from left) together with our talented team members are ready to kick off the 3rd year of ‘F&B Masters 2016’ at the hotel this month. F&B Masters is designed to discover the champions of food and beverage within Hilton Worldwide hotels throughout South East Asia & India. The competition is categorized into five different disciplines including culinary, dessert, bar, barista and sommelier challenge. The event aims to encourage Hilton’s staff to showcase their skills and creativity in chosen discipline while enjoying an once-in-a-lifetime experience as well. F&B Masters consists of three rounds of competition; hotel, country and regional as a final round. The first round will be taking place at the hotel level this month. First round competitions will be held from September 21 to 30. Come at Hilton Pattaya and make sure you do not miss any update and the live broadcast of our exciting event, follow facebook.com/PattayaHilton. For more information, call 038 253 000.
Vol. 04 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2016
MG5 1.5 Turbo X Brit Dynamic
by John K. Lindgren Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com
1.5 L Coupe Styled Sunroof Family Sedan
Only ten years ago a Chinese owned Thai assembled passenger car (sedan) would have been like “Are you kidding me?” Case in point. The iconic MG (Morris Garages) sports motor car was born 1924 in Great Britain. Now under Chinese ownership and assembled in Thailand. MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between China's state-owned SAIC Motor and Thailand's retail giant CP Group also the 7-Eleven franchise in Thailand. Year 2016 MG's model line-up in the kingdom consists of MG3. MG5, MG6 and MG GS (SUV). Pattaya Today Automotive this week features MG 5 1.5L Turbo X variant priced 759,000 baht. The entry level MG 5 sans turbocharger and sunroof has a sticker price of: 649,000 baht. Design: The automobile architecture which MG calls “Brit Dynamic” or hatchback-coupe. The front, the face with the V-shaped sport styled grille displays an octagonal silvery oversized MG logo in the center followed by dynamic sweeping waist and roofline. The side view reveals a long, low and sleek sedan styling. The rear boasts a unique horizontal tail-light concept and a new half circular LED tail light cluster. Visibility is further enhanced by the clear projector headlights and cool LED Day Time Running lights in the front.
Our demo MG 1.5 Turbo X is fitted with 16 inch five-spoke aluminum wheels. The entry level 1.5 L model comes with 15 inch rims. Interior: Contemporary spacious family sedan design with firm high quality cream color leather seats and functional dashboard lay-out. The rear seats passengers will enjoy plenty of legroom thanks to MG 5’s long wheelbase. Everything is easy to read and operate including the seven-inch touch screen navigator connected to MG's InKaNet (in-car net), a 3G intelligent network system which integrates car, Internet and user communication together with IOS and Android compatibility. Safety systems; TCS - Traction Control System, ABS - Anti-lock Braking System, EBD - Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Brake Assist and SCS Stability Control System and more. Engine: Under the sculpted hood (bonnet) you'll find a compact turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. 129 horse power and 210 Newton Meter of torque (pulling power). Without the turbocharger or forced induction, as we say MG's 1.5 liter motor would feel a tad too weak to move the 1.3-tonne vehicle during overtaking maneuvers on motorways
and expressways when instant acceleration is needed. Turbo charged, proactive driving style will increase the fuel consumption. However, MG 5's overall thirst is a frugal 16 kilometer per liter. MG5 drinks 95 pure petrol, gasohol, E20 and E85. On the Road: MG 5 has a low stance but good visibility from the cockpit, driver's view. We start our test drive in the reverse mode (R). No problem! The backup camera or rearview camera on the 7-inch screen makes this often challenging maneuver a piece of cake. Later on the BKK- Pattaya Motorway with hundreds of slow pickup trucks and 10-wheelers to overtake MG 5's 1.5 turbo provides enough oomph for safe passings. The steering is responsive, the handling balanced thanks to the European tuning suspension with MacPherson struts up front. The brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with low dragging calipers for accurate braking. During the last day of the test drive we head for the Pak Chong and Khao Yai highlands, National Park territory with higher altitude cooler & cleaner air. Before sunset. Turnoff the A/C and open the sunroof. Enjoy the oxygen rich green, green surroundings. Verdict: Years ago this segment was dominated by the Japanese global sedans Toyota Vios and Honda City.
Now, there's competition – that's good for the consumer. More vehicles to choose from including the MG 5 which is great value for money, especially the range-topping 129hp 1.5-liter petrolturbo engine variant. Including sunroof! MG Sales (Thailand) Company Limited has 44 dealerships across Thailand, 17 in Bangkok plus all major provinces. Pattaya Today readers can contact MG Best Auto Sales, Chonburi
for a test drive. Tel: 038-111-555 www.mgbestautosales.com
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Engine: 4-cylinder 1.5 liter petrol turbo Power: 129 hp Torque: 210 Nm Transmission: 6-speed automatic Top speed: 190 km/h Fuel consumption: 16 km/liter Price: 759,000 baht www.mgcars.com
Vol. 04 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2016
Mick & Di The Food Lovers
THE BANG SARAY BEACH CLUB
Chill, Grill and Swim… The Bang Saray Beach Club (formerly The Bang Saray Club) is now under new management having been renovated, redecorated and generally given a sympathetic, pleasing make-over. Since its inception way back in 1966, when it served as the officer’s club during the Vietnam war, it has undergone many incarnations but now the beach club has been given a new look, a fresh take and a new burst of creativity. The pool sparkles, the comfy tables and chairs dotted around the garden are perfect for languid afternoons in the shade while the brand new horseshoe shaped bar invites a casual elbows down attitude. Under the aegis of the charming manager, Alan Meyhew, the menu reflects the nascent trend of gourmet burgers, breakfast combos, superior sandwiches, bar snacks, nibbles and of course cocktails to casually enjoy a full day of lazing and grazing. Let’s start at the beginning. What could be nicer than to take breakfast overlooking the bay of Bang Saray with the waves gently lapping at your feet and your eyes feasting on the panoramic vista of sun, sea and sand beyond. All day English is the quintessential eggs, bacon, pork sausages, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and steakhouse fries
(B.280) while the athletes who have jogged down the beach can enjoy the optional healthy style with Greek style yoghurt topped with muesli and fresh fruit (B.150) while the “Continental” is packed with toasted sour dough bread, preserves and fresh steaming coffee. Mick and I visited recently when the Beach Club had only been open for a week and the menu was a work in progress, but as time goes by it will be augmented and gussied up with specials and forthcoming fare. The burgers are big, bodacious affairs made from 180 grs of Australian Angus prime beef or lamb and can be customized with Gruyere or blue cheese and rashers of the
best bacon plus all the trimmings with prices starting at B.320. We sank our teeth into one of these beefy beauties and they’re terrific. Who doesn’t crave a bowl of steaming pasta once in a while. All the favourties are here, creamy, luscious carbonara, traditional Bolognaise with its hearty beef and tomato ragu and the one Mick ordered, Putanesca. Here the zingy flavours of olives, anchovies, oregano, basil and oil had been overlaid with the best capers we had eaten in a long while. It’s the world’s most pungently delicious pasta and this sauce had been made with an adept hand for an outstanding bowl of Italian umani.
All pastas come served with a mixed side salad and garlic bread. But wait – we’re getting ahead of ourselves, we haven’t told you about our starters yet and we are galloping on to heartier dishes. We chose the house chicken pate to kick off. A child of the 80s, it seems to have gone out of favour recently, which is a shame as it’s a smooth, creamy bowl of deliciousness. Chef Vinai’s signature dish is sealed with clarified butter and as the timehonoured custom dictates is laced with booze in this case brandy. Priced at only B.180 it can perfectly slot into any time of day with pieces of toast generously spread and enjoyed with a frosty beer or glass of wine. Salads just scream beach-side for either brunch or lunch. Here, the Caesar variety can be ordered with chicken, garlic prawns or smoked salmon, for a healthy plate of vitamins while chef’s special is packed with ham, cheese, smoked salmon, tomatoes, cucumber, coleslaw and more. I tasted the Caprese salad which is always a favourite of mine. The ingredients of this simple salad are laid bare to speak for themselves, there’s no hiding in this concoction with a salute to the Italian flag. The mozzarella must be a superior quality of buffallo milk, the tomatoes tart and tasty,the freshly torn basil leaves aromatic and peppery with the olive oil balsamic dressing adding that final zing – BBC’s Caprese ticked all the boxes. The Philadelphia sandwich
winked at me from the menu but it was too late in the proceedings to slip in a sandwich. Imagine this: An open toasted Panini smothered with thinly sliced Australian steak, covered with onions and sweet peppers and then popped under the grill until the top layer of Gruyere cheese is bubbling and molten. Or for smoked salmon lovers, toasted sour dough with lashings of cream cheese crowned with the best Norwegian smoked salmon, slivers of onions and crisp lettuce (B.280). Thai favourites are on offer plus a selection of tasty snacks (crisps, nuts etc.) which can be enjoyed at the bar or under the trees. The Bang Saray Beach Club has reinvented itself into a leisure destination to suit all the family with a menu that hits the right notes and a bar serving local and imported beers, signature cocktails (shaken and stirred) and an extensive wall of wines at reasonable prices. This beach side gem needs to be discovered so the next time you’re in the area do travel the extra kilometer and see for yourself exactly what it has to offer. Tel: 063 306 4656. Open daily from 11:30 am to 10 pm weekdays and 10 am to 10 pm weekends. Ample parking. Turn off Sukhumvit Highway through the arch of Bang Saray and go through the mini roundabout until you see a temple on your right. Take the road directly in front of the gates and follow it through until you reach a white wall on your right with the Bang Saray Beach Club logo and there you will see the entrance to the club.
Vol. 04 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2016
F&B Promotions It’s Time to Grab a Crab
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What could be more delicious than biting into a succulently crunchy fresh soft- shell crab? How about biting into a succulently crunchy fresh softshell crab in three different enticing styles? Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel’s Executive Chef has come up with some innovatively inviting dishes all featuring fresh local soft-shell crab including fresh spring roll with soft-shell crab, Spider Maki soft-shell crab roll and everybody’s favorite Pad Thai Poo Nim (that’s soft-shell crab in Thai if you didn’t already know)! So come and sate your crustacean cravings at all hotel outlets with prices ranging from only 220 baht to 250 baht per dish.
A-ONE The Royal Cruise Hotel, Pattaya presents a new bakery and coffee bar “Cream Café”. A latest modern designed coffee bar in Pattaya where you can sit back, relax and enjoy our crafting cakes, signature Log Toast, tasty chocolate, ice cream and much more. Special promotion every Wednesday & Sunday. 50% discount on all bakery items. Enjoy 10 signature dish and special refreshment drink. Open daily 11 am to 10 pm.
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Savour Sushi and Sashimi Specialities at Mantra Restaurant and Bar Mantra Restaurant and Bar has put together an exciting contemporary sushi menu for the month of September for those of you who would like to have your favourite sushi dishes with a tasty twist. Relax as dedicated chefs prepare some of our unique Mantra sushi specialities at our Japanese counter, or chill at the bar and try these treats. Prices range from 280 baht. For more information and reservations, contact Mantra Restaurant and Bar at 038 429 591 or e-mail email@example.com.
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Monkey whimsy at Vistas, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Whimsy meets tasty this month at Vistas, in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, where Chinese Autumn Festival cupcakes topped with a smiling monkey face are being served in recognition of the Year of the Monkey. At only 80 baht ++ these delicious little cakes are very welcome at any time of the day, especially with morning coffee or afternoon tea. The Autumn Cupcakes are available throughout September from 9 am to 10 pm at Vistas, sited just off the resort’s lobby and offering a dreamy view of Pattaya Bay. For more information or reservations, contact us on 038 714 981.
The magic of seasonal mushrooms served
Dishes from Thailand’s neighbours
at at Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Italy’s long, hot summer brings a delightful crop of mushrooms to the table, and at Acqua, at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, there are mushrooms from the Mediterranean region on the menu throughout September. Big portabello mushrooms stuffed with tomino cheese and smoked speck, then browned under the grill, are available for 690 baht ++ per serving. Verrigni spaghetti, imported from Abruzzo, the only “cold die” pasta in the world and which has an intense wheat taste, complements perfectly the ocean flavour of Canadian lobster and is enhanced by chanterelle mushrooms: price1,890 baht++. Morel mushrooms, highly prized by chefs and gourmets for their savoury taste, are lightly fried and added to the rich and hearty classic Tournedos Rossini with pan-searedfoiegras: price is 1,790 baht ++. On a warm Pattaya night, Acqua is the restaurant to enjoy the flavours of fine Italian cuisine and Italian wines. The restaurant is open every evening from 6 pm to 11 pm.
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.
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Vol. 04 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2016
A Weekend of Wine Experiences The last weekend in August staged two exceptional wine events showcasing wines from the old and new worlds. The Marriott Resort and Spa hosted a Monsoon wine evening accompanied by creative Thai fare while The Pullman G Hotel presented a selection of distinguished labels from France paired with French oysters, cheeses and more.
Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Pullman Pattaya Hotel G The setting for Marriott Pattaya’s latest wine event was the Sala Rim Nam, their privileged area reserved for special private and promotional events held at the resort and it was here that they staged their Monsoon wine experience. Designed to resemble a Thai rustic village, it boasts clusters of Thai pavilions nested beside the lotus pond making for a most charming setting.
The chosen wine to be highlighted was appropriately from the Monsoon Valley who have a portfolio of award-winning wines made from carefully selected grapes grown at the Hua Hin Vineyard. The leading new latitude wine is crafted by Siam Winery winemaker, Kathrin Puff and her vino-team using old world values with new world enthusiasm and state of the art wine making equipment. Wine lovers were greeted on arrival with a flute of Monsoon Valley Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs. Made from the traditional Champenoise method, it was a light elegant wine, perfectly blended with subtle fruity notes which paired beautifully with the extensive selection of appetizers. Fresh spring rolls filled with papaya and smoked salmon salad made a delightful mouthful, as did my favourite, the pomelo salad with seared scallops. Fusion techniques were to the fore with the chicken croquettes with green curry receiving many compliments. We were now sipping the second pour of the evening, the Colombard 2014 with its light body and complex aromas of citrus and green apples, it proved another best friend for the spicy papaya salad and the excellent mee krob which had us returning for more. Next to be served was Monsoon Valley’s
first ever crafting of Shiraz grapes, making for an intriguing White Shiraz which, with its racy hints of red fruits and black pepper, belies the pretty pale salmon colour for a refreshing rose. The medium sweet Chenin Blanc was another unique wine with an underlying “spritz” which blended so well with the spicy salads. It was now time to bring out a big, bold red to escort the Australian lamb cutlets sizzling on the BBQ and also the appetizing selection of premium cheeses the likes of brie, blue, Gouda and Edam. Monsoon Valley’s 2013 Shiraz performed brilliantly with its rich, well balanced structure producing a medium bodied wine with a soft tannin level. Another station bubbled and steamed with fuming flasks of molecular keang som soup to intrigue the guests, which it did splendidly. The last pouring of the evening produced a Monsoon Valley Muscat 2014. This delicious pink fortified wine was a big hit with its well balanced sweetness and elegance. Paired with one of the scrumptious desserts on offer it sweetly brought down the curtain on another successful Marriott Pattaya wine evening.
Marriott Resort and Spa is located on Second Road Pattaya adjacent to Royal Garden Plaza. Tel: 038 412120 or visit www.marriot.com/pyxmc.
Head down to the Pullman Hotel G on Wongamat beach (North Pattaya) and most nights of the week there’s a special foodie happening at this cool, contemporary destination. Mick and I were invited recently to a French Wine Experience in their new swanky Sunset Lounge. On arrival, the striking décor of the lobby is impressive, chic and trendy, with cascading water features and interesting modern sculptures. We were directed down to the lounge and found ourselves at a stunning elevated level looking out onto two beachfront swimming pools, equipped with mood lighting and chill-out music with the backdrop of a palmfringed beach. Ma-Province supplied the five wines to be enjoyed with the first rate canapés, finger food and carefully selected cheeses and cold cuts. Chef Yongyuth (executive sous chef) had excelled in providing the complementary victuals to pair with the French wines. The first pour of the evening kicked off with a glass of Perle de Roseline Cotes de Provence Rose 2015. This world renowned styled wine with its savoury aroma of fruit and floral blossoms
married well with the superb Fine de Claire oysters and seared tuna bites. Roses are definitely enjoying a revival these days and their easy quaffability makes them perfect for aperitifs and seafood dishes. Next up was a Cabernet Sauvignon IGP de l’Ardeche, probably the most famous red wine grape variety on the planet. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stable mate Merlot. With its deep colour, good tannin structure it made very good friends with the abundant supply of superior cold cuts and French cheeses. Our next glass was a superior wine, SaintEmilion Grand Cru Chateau Saint-Valentin 2009. With its deeply fruity taste and lightly smoked aroma, it made a stunning companion not only to those cheeses but also to the mini sausages, quiche and deep fried breaded chicken and fish fillets. Only two labels awaited to be opened now, a marvelous “Winter Sun” AOC Muscat de Frontignan with its freshness and sweetness paired deliciously with the scrumptious desserts, and a particularly aromatic wine from the Alsace region of France, Bergheim 2009 Domaine Sylvie Spielmann. Pullman Pattaya Hotel G is located on Wong Amat Beach with access from Naklua Soi 16, North Pattaya. Tel: 038 411940 or visit www.pullmanpattayahotelg.com.
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at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel Get a great night's rest with your loved one, experience an ultimate urban oasis for a romantic getaway at Hua Chang Heritage Hotel. Set the scene plus enjoy an exclusive savings for Romantic Saver Package at15,000 baht nett with four consecutive nights included; • Sumptuous traditional Thai and international buffet breakfast for 2 persons • Complimentary upgrade to spacious & luxury premier deluxe room •15% discount at our Miss Siam restaurant - authentic Thai cuisine • Complimentary welcome drinks, tropical fruits, flowers, daily mini bar and in-room newspaper • Complimentary unlimited in-room Wi-Fi access & public area throughout your stay • Complimentary extended check-out time until 3 p.m. Romantic saver package is available from now until March 31.
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Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa celebrates its 39th anniversary with a marvelous Marriott offer. 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: email@example.com
Vol. 04 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2016
Pattaya’s Delight at Devarana Spa Devarana Spa offers a creative spa retreat from the little elements that remind us of one of Thailand’s prominent beach resort destinations, Pattaya. Pattaya’s Delight is inspired by the delectable Thai dessert khao lam local to the eastern province where the vibrant city is situated. The two-hour inspiring rejuvenation includes a 30-minute body scrub to restore the skin’s natural radiance followed by a 90-minute massage to provide a sense of renewal for the body. Guests can experience this destination-inspired treatment from September to November 2016 at all Devarana Spas in Thailand. Treatment begins with the enriching and smoothing body scrub using the ingredients of the local Thai dessert – a blend of 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. Rinse off the scrub with a quick shower without soap to let the nourishing and soothing properties soak into your skin then off to massage. Inspired by the preparation of Pattaya’s local dessert, the massage starts with warm bamboo stick compress to help ease tension from the body. The amount of pressure applied depends on the guest’s preference. The journey continues with the dreamily Devarana Signature Massage. Guests can choose from
four signature massage oil blends, each characterizes the touch of nature that matches different personality types and offers distinct results. The selection also features different base oils for guests with allergic reactions. Glee has enchanting and uplifting aroma layers of lemon, lemongrass and galbanum with a hint of lavender. Breeze is a fresh and cool blend of orange flower, cypress and thyme for a relaxing feel. Mellow evokes a romantic scent with the sweet floral blend of absolute rose, chamomile and lavender. The rebalancing Cherish oil has a heartwarming wild blend of sandalwood with a hint of vetiver and patchouli. Exclusive to Devarana Spa, the unique massage combines strong
pressures of Thai, Ayurveda and Shiatsu techniques with Swedish and aromatherapy influences for the ultimate soothing and pampering experience. The signature massage comes together with a bowl of hot water with freshly sliced kaffir lime and orange for respiratory clearing. Pattaya’s Delight is priced at 3,750 baht net per person. Devarana Spa also offers a variety of
treatments including massages, facial and body treatments and other spa exclusive programs. Devarana Spa Dusit Thani Pattaya 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, Chonburi Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm Tel: 038 371 044 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.devaranaspa.com
fairness-fitness-finery Spa Promotions Cense by SPA Cenvaree Vol. 04 No. 18 | Sep 16-30, 2016
Experience a Relaxing Indulgence with Cliff Spa’s Signature Package at Cliff Spa, Royal Cliff Hotel
Leave the hustle and bustle of the world behind you as you pamper your mind, body and soul with “Cliff Spa’s Signature Package.” Enjoy the perfect combination of 3 amazing tranquility treatments starting with the Cliff Spa Salt Glow, followed by the Luxurious Floral Bath and finished with the invigorating Ying Yang Massage. You will have the chance to experience ultimate relaxation as two therapists will delicately work in synchronized waves and re-energizing unison motions which will relieve your stress and effectively balance the energy flow in your body. This rejuvenating 120-minute session will leave you feeling refreshed, reenergized and lighter than ever. Available only for 4,000 baht net per person, this package is valid from September 1 to November 30. Indulge yourself with an amazing experience by booking this package now! For general enquiries or to book this package, contact Cliff Spa at 038 250 421 ext. 2828 or email email@example.com
Siamese Ceremony at Spa Cenvaree , Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Aching muscles, stressed nerves and jaded skin are all remedied under the Siamese Ceremony spa treatment at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, from now until the end of October, and priced at 2,595 baht ++. The entire treatment lasts for 120 minutes, and begins with a relaxing five-minute foot cleansing ritual. This is followed by a full 60-minute deep muscle massage, using aromatic oil to penetrate the aching muscles, and then a steam-heated hot herbal compress for a further 25 minutes to access and release the tension in the muscle stress points. With the muscles relaxed it is then time for an organic facial to brighten tired skin, and a head massage with a hot towel compress on the neck and shoulders to relieve the last of the tension. Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya occupies its own spa village on the edge of the water park, an ideal place in which to relax. For reservations call 038 301 234 Ext 4333
Siamese Healing at Cense by SPA Cenvaree, Centra BY Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Explore the healing power of authentic Thai Therapies in our spa ritual that is designed to delight the senses and treat the body. Ease tired muscles and emerge refreshed to enjoy a Traditional Thai dessert. Experience foot cleansing ritual, deep muscular massage with herbal hot compress, relaxing head massage and refreshment. For more information or reservation, contact Cense by SPA Cenvaree at 038 103 333 ext. 7501 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Arrive at least 25 minutes prior to your treatment to take advantage of the steam room or sauna, complimentary for all spa guests. After treatment enjoy herbal tea in the relaxation zone to complete your spa journey. For treatment on the go there is a dedicated room for nuad tao or traditional foot massage. Guests can choose from a multitude of complementing experiences that offer differing results. Whether it’s a pick-me-up reflexology massage, a soothing scalp and neck massage, an invigorating body scrub or a romantic experience for two, Cense by SPA Cenvaree at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien offers something for everyone. The spa selected the most popular massage and spa packages and bundled them up at a price that is just right. Let your mind drift into a state of pure ecstasy while highly trained spa therapists pamper you with a treat of your choice. The treatment selection includes 60-minute facial treatment, 45-minute body scrub or body wrap, and a range of massage types and methods lasting from 45 to 90 minutes. A full body massage, Cense Aromatique, combines the use of essential oils with smooth and soothing movements to relax the body and mind. For relief of tired muscles opt for a Deep Muscular Massage or Hai Muea. Deep Muscular Massage helps release muscle tension and increase joint flexibility using deep compression and strokes on individual muscle groups, while Hai Muea is inspired by a village ritual using deep tissue, Swedish and stretching techniques to relax tired muscles in the back, shoulders and neck. To get the most from a spa experience, choose one of the spa packages that will leave you refreshed from head to toe. Cense Body Melt combines herbal steam and sauna, deep muscular massage, herbal compress and Indian head massage. Cense Body Glow offers herbal steam and sauna, body scrub or wrap and a choice of body massage. For total rejuvenation Cense Top-to-Toe Revival includes scalp, neck and shoulder massage, oriental foot massage and oriental hand massage. Couple’s full day and half-day packages are also available.
Also located within the same wellness complex of Cense by SPA Cenvaree is a modern fitness centre with yoga studio called Cenfit. For those looking for physical fitness activities, the wellequipped fitness room is open from 6:30 am until 8 pm. Cense by SPA Cenvaree Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien 98/2 Moo 1, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm Tel: 038 103 333 Email: email@example.com www.spacenvaree.com
diversions music / new release
Illuminate â€“ Shawn Mendes Illuminate is the upcoming second studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes. It will be released on September 23, 2016 through Island Records and Universal Music Group. "Treat You Better" was released as the lead single from the album on June 3, 2016. The music video was released on July 12, 2016 and features a storyline about an abusive relationship. Since its release, "Treat You Better" has peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Mercy" was released as the album's second single on August 18, 2016.
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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya DON'T BREATHE
DEEP WATER HORIZON
Release Date September 22, 2016 Lead Actors Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Rodrigo Santoro Director Fede Alvarez Writers Simon Kinberg , Bryan Singer Genre Horror
Release Date September 29, 2016 Lead Actors Dylan O'Brien, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson Director Peter Berg Writers Matthew Michael, Matthew Sand Genre Action | Drama | Thriller
Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.
A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack â€“ Various Artists Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 2016 DreamWorks animated film Trolls. The film is inspired by the Troll dolls which became popular in the 1970s. The soundtrack is produced primarily by Justin Timberlake, along with Max Martin and Shellback as additional producers. It features work from Timberlake himself, as well as acts such as Anna Kendrick, Ron Funches, Zooey Deschanel and Gwen Stefani, all of which play characters within the movie, as well as Ariana Grande and Earth, Wind & Fire. The soundtrack will be released through RCA Records, and was made available for pre-order on July 14, 2016. The lead single, "Can't Stop the Feeling!" performed by Timberlake, was released on May 6, 2016, and reached the top position on the charts of 17 countries, including the US Billboard Hot 100.
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CLEANING UP IN THE CLEANING UP BUSINESS Nowadays it is quite common to see the term “no task too big or too small” used by companies in promoting their products. One company that should make the claim with considerable justification is Karcher, the Germany-based firm known for their high-pressure cleaners, floor care equipment and window vacuum cleaners - among many other things.
o just how big is big? Well, among the tasks the company have taken on in the past under their cultural sponsorship programme are the cleaning up of the: - Four US Presidents’ faces at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota (2005); - Statue of Liberty for its Centennial Celebrations (1986); - The London Eye wheel in the English Capital (2013);
- Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate (1990); - Space Needle in Seattle (2008); - Colossi Memnon in Luxor (2003); - Colonnades on St Peter’s Square in Rome (1998); and - Statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro (1980) Pretty big, huh? All iconic landmarks now looking a whole lot better. Continued on page 4/24
International Realtors® Conference & Expo and more!
BUSINESS REORGANIZATION IN BANKRUPTCY
GDSF Thailand 2016 and SMA home Thailand 2016 by Secutech officially open
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Rise of Chinese tourists drive booming APAC tourism; Opportunity for hoteliers
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International Realtors® Conference & Expo and more!
For Realtors® across the globe and for the property market in general, the yearly National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Conference & Expo is the ultimate and most well attended industry event. NAR is the largest trade organization in the world with 1.2 million individual members from within 81 real estate associations in more than 60 countries. Some 20,000 members and guests are expected to assemble this year at the Orange County Convention Center in West Orlando, Florida, November 4 to 7. One year ago, preceding the NAR Conference, was one of the most important and progressive months for the Asia Pacific’s
by Clayton Wade Managing Director
real estate industry ever. First, the Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand (RESAM) once again joined forces with the NAR presenting the world’s most highly-recognized real estate education and business opportunity: the Certified International Property Specialists Training Course (CIPS). The five-day seminar, RESAM’s second CIPS training course, was in Bangkok, where 35 Thai and international real estate professionals earned designations as International Property Specialists by America’s NAR. The program was taught by the highly-accredited David Wyant--a two-time NAR CIPS Best Instructor of the year recipient. Having been taught by Wyant will certainly go a long way in solving the credibility problems facing so many in Thailand who lack formal real estate education and certification to achieve international recognition. Speaking of credibility problems facing the Thai real estate industry, July 27 to 31 2015 marked the NAR’s first ever International Realtors Conference outside the United States of America. This groundbreaking event clearly demonstrated that the NAR had now reached out beyond the borders of the United States to support the growing interest in property ownership throughout the world. For its first venture into globalizing our real estate industry, the Chicago-based trade group had its sights set on grooming the Asia Pacific and ASEAN region specifically to be its ‘gateway into Asia’ as the middleclass boom here that already has stimulated tremendous growth in home ownership is certain to further generate demand for
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real estate education and better industry standards. We here in Thailand were very excited to support the Philippines as the NAR’s International Conference organizers as they welcomed the Realtor world to this auspicious industry event. And I am happy to say that the event was so successful that it was again in Asia this year-- August 31 to September 3 in Incheon South Korea. It, too, was well attended with speakers and exhibitors from across the globe. One of the primary components of the South Korea conference was a closed door Regional Leadership Summit attended by leaders of NAR’s cooperating associations (bilateral partners) throughout the Asia Pacific and beyond. I was honored to have been invited as a guest speaker on the topic of the Asia Pacific Middle Class Explosion. In my Power Point presentation, I focused on the growing middle class needs in housing and real estate services. The Asia Pacific has a very exciting real estate future for sure! Now we in the Asia Pacific have a few of our own regional events that are way up there on the world scale of real estate industry events that are a must to attend. One which was very well attended and received was the third annual ASEAN Real Estate Networking Alliance (ARENA) in Bangkok last month. When I say very well attended, how about 225 Philippine delegates, almost 30 from Malaysia, and about 20 from Singapore. The event had attendees and delegations from 8 of the 10 ASEAN nations; only Laos and Brunei were absent, although both had shown their support and pledged to send delegates next year. I was also a guest speaker for this event and as well moderated the Thailand forum
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
panel discussion that was well received. What was particularly exciting was to see the delegations in attendance from Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar; each country sent their national association’s top officials. The highlight of the ARENA confab was another groundbreaking ASEAN document drafting event. Representatives of each country met on stage for a formal signing of an MOU establishing an ASEAN Mutual Recognition Agreement dedicated to improving professional standards throughout the region. Representing Thailand was Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai of the prestigious Thai Appraisal Foundation. Now formally empowered, this ASEAN Real Estate Networking Alliance member MOU was no sooner signed when the ARENA representatives began actively discussing ASEAN regional standardized real estate education, examinations and licensing. Yes, a real estate licensing body for the entire ASEAN region is close indeed and that is something that will move our region into the global real estate market in a very big way. A d d i t i o n a l l y, T h a i l a n d ’s o w n International REALTORS® Conference & Expo is scheduled in Bangkok next summer, jointly sponsored by RESAM, the Thailand Real Estate Brokers Association (TREBA) and the Thailand Real Estate Association (TREA). As you can see, the real estate industry in Thailand is hard at work and doing it together with some of our country’s top real estate organizations working hand in hand to build a better real estate industry for all. As I often say, “Everyone deserves a home, and our job is to make that happen safely and securely.” having written regularly for leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CLEANING UP IN THE CLEANING UPMoreBUSINESS up to date, the company
was the official cleaning equipment supplier to the recently concluded Rio Olympics. We say Karcher is Germany based but it claims to be the world market leader in cleaning technology, employing more than 10,000 people Worldwide. A couple of years back the company posted sales revenue of 2.12
billion Euro (US$2.84 billion) and sold 12.72 million machines. Karcher has 100 subsidiaries in 60 countries and among them is Thailand. The company is now represented here in Pattaya with a showroom at the lower level of the new Harbor Pattaya next to Foodland in Central Pattaya Road. There you can either buy or hire their equipment for both commercial and domestic jobs. So, for example, if your windows are in need of a regular thorough clean, a machine from Karcher may just fit the "no job too small" bill. Were you aware that in countries such as Germany, the UK, France,
Mexico, and the USA, the word Karcher is now colloquially used as being synonymous with a cleaning system using high-pressure water, used to clean cars, outdoor equipment and the like? It’s a bit like Jacuzzi being an accepted term for a spa bath, even though the Jacuzzi companies might not be the actual makers of the device. Also there is now a verb “to Karcher” or to “Karcherize”! The company can “thank” French
politician Nicolas Sarkozy for it. Sarkozy once declared that an area outside Paris would be “cleaned out with a Karcher” (nettoyer la cite au Karcher)----meaning all criminals and other undesirables should be removed and washed out. Not quite the use that Karcher machines are intended for… but everyone knew what he meant. So if you have a cleaning job that requires some real “muscle” to get it done, it sounds like you ought
to think about using a Karcher machine for the task. We mentioned some very big uses at the start of this article but the company really does have a product that addresses most day-to-day needs. If you want to know more about what Karcher’s products can do for you, we suggest you get along to Harbor Pattaya and check them out, or you can ring them on 086 407 4260. text & photos Courtesy of REM MAGAZINE
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by Magna Carta Law Office
BUSINESS REORGANIZATION IN BANKRUPTCY How and when does Business Reorganization take place? The proceeding for Business Reorganization is a court process by which a petitioner may file a case to the Central Bankruptcy Court, for the reorganization of the debtor’s business in accordance with the provisions in the Thailand Bankruptcy Act. Business Reorganization can take place in the following situations: 1. The debtor is a Limited Company, a Public Company Limited or any other Juristic Person, as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations. 2. The debtor is insolvent. 3. The debtor is indebted to a single or multiple creditors for a fixed amount not less than 10 million baht. 4. There are reasonable grounds and prospects to rehabilitate the business. 5. The debtor is not adjudicated by a court order for absolute ownership. 6. The debtor has not received an order from the Court or the Registrar for dissolution of the Juristic Person, or the debtor has not dissolved for any reason whether or not the liquidation of the Juristic Person is completed. Who is eligible to file a petition for a Business Reorganization? 1. A single creditor or multiple creditors owed a fixed amount of not less than 10 million baht. 2. The debtor who is insolvent and indebted to a single or multiple creditors for a fixed amount not less than 10 million baht. 3. The Bank of Thailand when the debtors are the following: t Commercial Bank t Finance Company t Finance and Securities Company t Credit Foncier Company 4. The Securities Exchange Commission and the Stock Exchange of Thailand when the debtors are securities companies. 5. The Insurance Department when the debtor is a Life Insurance Company or Insurance against loss Company. 6. Government Offices with the authority to supervise debtor’s business operations as prescribed by the Ministerial Regulations. What are the requirements in filing a petition for Business Reorganization? A petition for Business Reorganization must clearly indicate: 1. The insolvency of the debtor; 2. List and contact details of all creditors to whom the debtor is indebted for an amount of at least 10 million baht; 3. Reasonable grounds and prospects to rehabilitate the business; 4. Name and qualifications of the Plan Preparer; and 5. A letter of consent from the Plan Preparer. If a creditor is the petitioner, the data of other known creditors must be provided. In case a debtor is the petitioner, the list of all existing assets and debts, including the names and addresses of all creditors must be attached.
What are the rights and obligations of a creditor in a Business Reorganization? t The creditor who is eligible for voting at the Creditors Meeting to select the Plan Preparer must have the debts occurred before the Court issues the Reorganization Order. t Creditors intending to attend the Creditors Meeting to select the Plan Preparer must submit Form Foh.19 or Foh.19/1 of the Legal Execution Department and attach the evidence claims to the official receiver prior to the meeting date. In case of proxy appointment, a Power of Attorney in Form Foh.12 or Foh.12/1 is required. t The photocopied evidence of claims must be certified true copy by the creditor. t Creditors may examine the evidence of claims filed by other creditors to the official receiver. t Creditors are required to attend each Creditors Meeting either in person or through proxy to pass the resolution at such meeting. t Creditors may object to what the other creditors have voted. t Creditors may propose the name of a Plan Preparer together with his/her consent to the Creditors Meeting. What happens after the Court Order for Business Reorganization and Appointment of Plan Preparer has been issued? t The creditor is required to submit an application for repayment in Form Foh.20 or Foh.20/1 prescribed by the Legal Execution Department together with one set of copy to the Official Receiver within one month after the Court’s appointment of the Plan Preparer is published. In case of proxy appointment, a Power of Attorney is required. t An application of repayment must include an account showing details of assets and evidences of claim in the original document or certified true copy and one set of copy of the application. t The creditor may examine and object the application for repayment with the Official Receiver within 14 days from the day following the closing date of application filing. t The creditor is subject to investigation and must submit the documents required by the official receiver for consideration of the application of repayment. t The creditor may file a petition to the Court objecting the Official Receiver’s order, dismissing the application for repayment or allowing full or partial repayment, within 14 days upon acknowledgment of the Official Receiver’s order. Reference: Business Reorganization Office, Legal Execution Department, Ministry of Justice
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Business News True arena Hua Hin joins hands with Prachuap Kiri Khan Province and local businesses to boost tourism with "Run for Hua Hin" Half Marathon True Arena Hua Hin, the premier sports and lifestyle complex at the heart of Hua Hin town, together with Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, and local businesses, will jointly hold a special half marathon event "Run for Hua Hin", scheduled to take place on October 9 at True Arena Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. The event will boost the image and confidence in Hua Hin as a tourism destination while also increasing visitors and increasing revenue for the town. The event is supported by major Thai sponsors such as Blu Port Resort Mall, True Corporation Plc., Thai Life Insurance Plc., Maha Samutr by Pace Development Corporation Plc., Gems Gallery International Manufacturer Co., Ltd., as well as Proud Real Estate affiliates Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Park and Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort.and Park 24 Project. Suwat Liptapanlop, former deputy prime minister of Thailand,
said: "Run for Hua Hin will be one of the big running events in Hua Hin with a target of 10,000 runners. The event will highlight Hua Hin as a key destination for tourism again, and will build confidence among Thai and foreign tourists and the tourism sector as a whole. The provincial governor himself is leading the organizing committee for this event, working closely with other government agencies and private sector representatives, including True Arena Hua Hin. I would like to invite runners, athletes and tourists who love running to join the race, then relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the town. Hua Hin is ready to welcome visitors and participants to join the run. All those who like to exercise, amateurs and professionals alike from Thailand and overseas can enter without any subscription fees. The run will create a fun, exciting atmosphere to help revive the travel business by welcoming
everyone. The route takes in picturesque sights and landmarks of the town such as Blu Port Resort Mall, Chatchai Market, Clock Tower, and Rajabhakti Park, which showcase Hua Hin's diversity for visitors, including its culture, history, marine attractions and sports tourism." Proudputh Liptapanlop, executive director of Proud Real Estate Limited, the leading property developer in Hua Hin said: "True Arena Hua Hin is delighted to be part of the organizing committee for this Run for Hua Hin event in partnership with Prachuap Kiri Khan Province. The event meets the highest international standards and will be managed by a professional company, Sports Vision Inter Group. The competition is open to those who love to run - amateurs and professionals from Thailand and overseas. The event will draw large numbers of visitors and generate business for the town. We
believe strongly in Hua Hin as a world class destination for sporting events, and the local community and developers in Hua Hin are ready to welcome travellers from around the country and the world. There will be three categories. A half marathon covering a distance of 21 km, a mini marathon covering a distance of 10.5 km and a Fun Run covering a distance of 5 km. The events are open to men and women of any age and the races start from 4.00 a.m. at True Arena Hua Hin." Trophies for winners of the half marathon and mini marathon will be awarded for the top three
winners, men and women of all age groups. Winners of the Fun Run category will receive a t-shirt to wear during the run and a commemorative medal. The race is also supported by a number of other companies and organisations, including; 100 Plus, FBT, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, Hua Hin Municipality, and Sports Authority of Thailand. Runners and spectators who are interested in joining "Run for Hua Hin" can register online at www. runforhuahin.com or at True Arena Hua Hin, Prachuap Kiri Khan, without any subscription fees.
GDSF Thailand 2016 and SMA home Thailand 2016 by Secutech officially open
Expedia announces next generation partnership with Marriott Marriott integrates Expedia’s package product to help drive incremental demand The Expedia group has announced a new partnership with Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), which integrates Expedia’s technology to power Marriott’s own dynamic packaging platform “Vacations by Marriott” on Marriott.com in the United States. Expedia fosters a test and learn environment that allows the company to leverage its world class technology to identify and test new products that meet partner business goals, while also adapting to changes in the marketplace. A strategic initiative that has been in development for months, Marriott has integrated Expedia’s best-in-class dynamic packaging technology into the Vacations by Marriott Hotel and flight packages
product with its world-class selection of air inventory, tours, attractions and ground transportation options accessible on Marriott.com. Travellers accessing Marriott.com to book a hotel can now also combine their accommodations with a flight booking from the more than 475 Expedia airline partners. Package bookings typically have twice the length of stay, twice the booking window, and half the cancellation rate of a standalone hotel-only booking, making them an attractive source of incremental demand for owners. “We believe there is considerable untapped opportunity between our two companies to drive value to hotel owners and travellers alike by strengthening our Vacations
by Marriott’s offering,” said Arne M. Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International. “We are thrilled to launch this new product with Expedia’s technology, and to explore new areas of partnership beyond our existing distribution relationship.” “We’re going through an exciting period where we are evolving how we think about our business, and especially how we think about and work with our partners,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of the Expedia group. “Our investments in technology, marketing and data analysis help us to better serve partners and travellers around the world, and enable us to move our value beyond distribution, for the benefit of our partners. We’re excited about the Marriott collaboration, which is born out of our test and learn philosophy, and is testament to the strength of our partnership.”
Kiattisak Chantra, head engineer, director-general of Department of Public Work & Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Interior, inaugurated the opening ceremony of GDSF Thailand 2016 and SMA home Thailand 2016, during September at BITEC, in Bangkok. The event was organised by Nikom Lertmalligarporn, president of Worldex GEC Co Ltd, and Verokica Chen, group manager, Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd. Also seen in the photo are executives from supporting
associations including Dr Vallop Kingchansilp (3rd right), president, Asian Professional Security Association (APSA International) and Wasawat Kitsiriteeraphak, (far right), president, Building Safety Inspectors and Officers Association (BSA). The opening ceremony was held at Hall 102 of BITEC. GDSF Thailand 2016, and SMAhome Thailand 2016 by Secutech are two international seminars to update international security and smart home technology, along with an exhibition and global smart technology display zone.
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Business News Rise of Chinese tourists drive booming APAC tourism; Opportunity for hoteliers Shared accommodation poses challenges as operators review operational models CBRE Research launches its Hotel Megatrends viewpoint which analyses the two megatrends currently reshaping the regional hospitality industry: increasing numbers of Chinese tourists, and growth of shared accommodation. The report also provides recommendations for hotel operators on how best to respond to these trends. The Asia Pacific tourism sector has been booming in recent years, supported by a growing middleclass and rising household incomes, which are enabling more people to take holidays overseas—providing a significant opportunity for the hotels sector. Intra-regional tourism is forecast to grow by 286.3 million trips by 2020 and will remain the key demand driver as people are most likely to travel within the same region for their first overseas trip. International tourist arrivals to the region have also been growing steadily. United Nations World Tourism Organization figures show that the region welcomed 279.2 million international tourist arrivals in 2015 and is predicted to increase to 355 million in 2020. However, despite the increase of tourist arrivals in recent years, hotel performance has been losing momentum. This mismatch between tourism growth and hotel performance is partially due to the struggling traditional full service hotel segment, which has found it challenging to maintain its price premium amid high fixed costs. In addition, revenue among hotels in this segment have been negatively impacted by weaker demand for
meeting and convention facilities from multinationals, who remain very cost sensitive. Chinese Tourists Provide Significant Opportunity for Hotel Sector Much of the growth seen in the region’s tourism is being driven by China. The total number of Chinese outbound tourists rose by 10 percent year-on-year to 128 million in 2015, while spending grew by 26 percent over the same period to reach US$292 billion. China is expected to continue to lead growth, with around 134 million intra-regional trips forecast to be taken by mainland Chinese by 2020. In 2015, China ranked in the top three tourism source markets for ten out of 12 major countries in the region. Chinese arrivals to Japan doubled on a year-on-year basis in 2015, thanks to the rapid depreciation of the yen and more accommodative visa policies. Elsewhere, Thailand, which remains the top destination for Chinese outbound tourists (excluding Hong Kong), recorded 71.7 percent year-on-year growth in Chinese arrivals in 2015. However, according to research by the Financial Times, Chinese tourists generally spend the largest portion of their budget on shopping and just a small portion on accommodation. “In the first half of 2016, Chinese arrivals have continued to be Thailand’s largest feeder market making up 30 percent of tourist arrivals to Thailand, and accounted for 38 percent of total arrivals to Phuket. Hotel performance has continued to be driven mainly by strong Chinese arrivals with record
high occupancy the first half of the year,” reported James Pitchon, head of Research & Consulting, CBRE Thailand. “China will continue to lead growth in outbound travel and spending. While previously Chinese tourists may have seemed reluctant to spend big on accommodation, there are signs that they are beginning to take a greater interest in hotel quality and service, and result in the greater appreciation of and spending on accommodation. This is a significant opportunity, but hoteliers need to ensure they provide a service offering that meets the requirements of this increasingly important demographic,” commented Robert McIntosh, executive director at CBRE Hotels, Asia Pacific. Research indicates that Chinese tourists are not overly price sensitive towards accommodation—a 2013 survey found that only 10 percent of respondents selected price as their most important consideration when selecting a place to stay on an overseas trip. “Chinese tourists are most concerned about the comfort, star rating and facilities offered by hotels, along with the hotel’s reputation and recommendations by friends and family or from travel sites. Cultural and language barriers, such as Mandarin speaking staff, signs and literature was also seen as important and Chinese travelers are increasingly demanding that hotels provide them with tailored services that better fit their culture, while helping them to overcome the language barrier,” McIntosh added.
Thailand's debut 'Rice Force Beauty Boutique' uses rice force premium skincare products from Japan for spa treatment special offers Japanese people daily.
The first branch of Rice Force Beauty Boutique recently opened in Bangkok on Sukhumvit Soi 16, introducing of the finest facial and body treatments using rice force, the premium Japanese skin care products exclusively. Rice Force Beauty Boutique features three treatment rooms and offers a choice of facial treatments, as well as a rice powder body scrub and aromatherapy massage. The signature treatment includes
'Facial Deep Moisturizing' which focuses on hydrating the skin. The treatment contains Rice Power® Extract that is used in different types of lotions, serums and masks. Other treatments include: Facial premium deep moisturizing, facial brightening clear, body scrub rice powder and aromatherapy massage. Rice Force therapists use a specially developed treatment technique and custom built equipment imported from Japan. All the therapists receive expert training in the brand's signature treatments and therapies from skilled Japanese aestheticians at Rice Force in Japan. All Rice Force products are fragrance free, color free, petroleum free and allergy tested. The raw ingredient of all products is 100 percent Japanese white rice, the same kind consumed by millions of
Inspired by Zen-style Japanese décor; the Rice Force Beauty Boutique is decorated in earth tone elements, using light brown woods and warm white colours. Once inside, guests are invited to experience total relaxation, revitalization and facial rejuvenation. To celebrate its opening, Rice Force Beauty Boutique is offering 20 percent discount on all treatments, plus a 'Buy three treatments get one complimentary treatment' offer from now until October 31. To indulge in the latest skin treatments at Rice Force Beauty Boutique, guests can reserve in advance by phone on 02 107 2013. For additional information visit: http://en.riceforce.com/, Facebook: https://www.facebook. com/RiceForceTH/ , Instagram: RiceForceth
Shared Accommodation Poses Major Challenge While the increase in Chinese outbound tourists will drive demand for accommodation, the rise of shared accommodation poses a major challenge for the traditional hotel industry. Advances in technology have made it possible for hosts to offer rooms or apartments for shortterm rental via online platforms. Airbnb is the market leader, covering more than 191 countries and offering more than two million rooms or apartments for rent. Other active players include HomeAway, FlipKey, Rommorama and national level operators such as Tujia in China and Homie in Singapore. The main competitive advantage of Airbnb is the lower price. In most Asia Pacific markets, Airbnb’s ADR (average daily rate) is lower than in traditional hotels, with the price gap over 200 percent in six markets. Aside from offering lower prices, properties on Airbnb often come with free amenities such as a washing machine and kitchen, which traditional hotels rarely offer.
Price Difference Between Hotels and Airbnb “Short-term rentals are increasingly used as a substitute for hotel rooms. At the same time, the growth of shared accommodation is posing a major challenge to the traditional hotel industry. The ability to offer consumers lower prices and a unique experience in often unconventional accommodation is prompting traditional hotel operators to rethink their operating models,” said Ada Choi, senior director of Research, CBRE Asia Pacific. “The growth of shared accommodation does pose a longerterm challenge for the hotel industry, especially during peak seasons, and this trend has prompted hotel operators to review their operational models. Several multi-brand hotel chains have responded by expanding their portfolios to the affordable segment with younger travelers in mind. These hotels have utilized innovations such as mobile check-in services and more open spaces and common areas for guests to socialize with each other, all at a lower price point,” McIntosh said.
Dusit Thani Pattaya appoints new executive chef B. Pathmanathan Balagangdaram has joined Dusit Thani Pattaya as executive chef handling the overall kitchen operations of the five-star Dusit brand hotel. A Malaysian national, he started his culinary profession in a beach resort in Penang, Malaysia and worked his way out to China and Australia where he successfully opened two beach resorts. Dusit International took him under its wing to open its properties in Maldives and Abu Dhabi. During a span of more than 20 years in the field of food and preparation, Chef Pathma has had the opportunity to work in other exotic places including Oman, Brunei Darussalam, the Island of Samoa and Denarau Island in Fiji. Prior to his new role at Dusit Thani Pattaya, he was the executive chef at Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. He speaks Malay, English, Indonesian, Tamil and Hokkien Chinese. Western, Asian, Malay and Pacific Island cuisines are among his culinary expertise.
16 - 30 September 2016
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
(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. firstname.lastname@example.org (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: email@example.com (ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required.50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset. The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application. Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. 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 f f 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)
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.
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Houses for Sale
Single-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 185.5 sq. wah, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. The house has been for sale at 7.5 million baht. However, it has now dropped to 6.3 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. 2-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 211.2 sq. wah, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. Original selling price 9.5 million baht. However, owing to the owner relocating back to the UK and the low GBP Pound against the Thai baht, the price now reduced to 7.3 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. Pool Villa for Sale in Silk Road Place. Best Place to Live & Invest. Swiss owner selling his very nice corner plot pool villa.Great facilities include top security, automatic gate, communal swimming pool, tennis court, kids’ playground, gym. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 94 sq.wa. Please call 090 130 9302. Price: 8.9 million baht neg. Beautiful 5-Bedroom villa w/ pool in a very popular village in Jomtien 28,500,000 baht. 1,000 sqm land area, house is
around 380sqm,with tropical garden,for more inquiries pls. contact Panida(thai) 0839097822 or Edward(eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at email@example.com Luxurious 4-Bedroom house w/ pool near Mabprachanlake 16,500,000baht. Includes 2 living rooms and a Europeanstyle kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida(thai) 0839097822 or Edward(eng) 0814918406, you can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org House with private pool in Central Park 5 Village Pattaya 6,900,000 Baht,3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms,around 200 sqm area, forinquiries,pls. call Panida(thai) 0839097822 or Edward (eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at email@example.com (ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors.Call 082 479 1204 (ptmhfs-ao0000)Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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
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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 081634-2915 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) 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)
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Houses for Sale
Wa t Ya n & B a n g s a r a y Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004)
16 - 30 September 2016
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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website
at www.premierinternational.com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-
634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6999)
Condos for Sale
Condo for Sale or Rent. 60 square meters, kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and 3 balconies with direct sea view, 9th floor. Sale: 2.8 mil baht. Rent: 15,000 baht/month Phone 1: 081 754 9008 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
P10/30 16 - 30 September 2016
Condos for Sale
1 bedroom unit in Atlantis resort condo in foreign name1,790,000. baht. 36.44 sqm, fully furnished, forinquiries, pls.call Panida(thai) 0839097822 or Edward (eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at email@example.com Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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
Condo for Rent or Sale. 60 square meters, kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and 3 balconies with direct sea view, 9th floor. Sale: 2.8 mil baht. Rent: 15,000 baht/month Phone 1: 081 754 9008 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) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3114)
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LAND FOR SALE
Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah. (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah. (PLD0706) Soi Tungklomtanmun Area! Selling Price is 21,000,000 Million 14 Rai. (PLD0964) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai. (PLD0018) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 96,000,000 Million 2 Rai. (PLD0003) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai. (PLD0004) Soi Chaiyapornvithi Area! Selling Price is 40,000,000 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0002) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai. (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 2.3 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available). (PLD0927) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 1 Rai. (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW. (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah. (PLD0987)
HOUSES FOR SALE
Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. (PR3644) 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)
Call Premier Homes Co., Ltd. 038-231-931 and 081-634-2915
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Condos for Rent
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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 M i l l i o n 3 2 4 Ta r a n g Wa h 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 (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 081-6342915 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) P r a t a m n a k B e a c h A re a ! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Soi Chaiyapornvithi Area! Selling Price is 40,000,000 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0002) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 2.3 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0927)
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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, Providing weekly activity reports to the management. Qualifications: European national, male or female, aged
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: email@example.com
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 written.Must be enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume
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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
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16 - 30 September 2016
Youth Focus A Happy Child Makes a Successful Child! by Jinny Madan
We o f t e n t h i n k a “successful” child makes a happy child! This has become the norm in our society due to the fear that the child will be left behind and be stuck in mediocrity. Many of these children are raised in an increasingly hurried and pressured life style. Parents always want the best for their children but simply forget to enjoy the child they have in front of them. Parents want their child to excel in every area of his/her life and often feel pride and happiness when their child succeeds without realizing that they are cultivating a competition mindset in their child. Ironically, they may forget to let their child be a child and enjoy his/her childhood. ‘All work and no
play makes Jack a dull boy” Unfortunately, the pressure on children starts very early, the parents start to expect a child to learn how to write and read very early. The parents fill their schedules with tutoring sessions and other extracurricular activities way too early, which cause many kids to collapse under too much parental pressure. Most of these children suffer from sleep deprivation, eating disorders, excessive worrying, burnout, and fear of failure. When parents become so focused on their children’s achievements, rather than learning goals, their overall development suffers. Most important, the parent-child bonding and relationship suffer. In other words, the parents may be present for all their
games, recital or events, but missing out on quality time, listening, joking and doing fun things together. These might seem to be not important but they are. Children need to see that parents love them for WHO THEY ARE, not just for what THEY CAN DO OR ACHIEVE. The schools and parents need to find the balance to allow children to reach their potential without pressure pushing them beyond their limits and giving them more personal free playtime to learn and grow in their own pace. “Several studies have linked feelings of anxiety and depression with that of perfectionism and an overly critical self-evaluation. Other studies have linked this perfectionism with highly critical parents who instill pressures to excel. Perfectionism is challenging to the individual and has a broader effect on
society because it may stifle creativity and unencumbered thinking.” Childhood is the time of free play and discovery. When the parents rush the children through it, they end up losing their innocent stage that will not come back. Many studies have shown that children learn best in an environment that allows them to explore and play. Play stimulates children’s
GIS celebrates 21st anniversary in style Garden International School (GIS) celebrated its 21st anniversary with a day of fun and games for the local community. More than 1,000 people came to help the school celebrate its milestone birthday. Children spent the day playing dozens of games and activities, which included a bouncy castle, a 'gladiator' contest and football and golf challenges. There were also space hoppers, face painting, arts and crafts stalls and mini boats in one of the school's two swimming pools. Free food and drinks were provided at the school's newlook canteen and special 21st anniversary cupcakes were handed out. Students at GIS come from more than 40 countries, making it truly international. As the only school in the region to have full accreditation from the Council of International Schools (CIS), it has high academic standards and offers a world-class education to its students. Since opening 21 years ago, it has educated thousands of students, and many of those returned to see
Face painting was a popular activity.
Giant Jenga! how the school looks these days. GIS Principal Dinah Hawtree said: "We are very proud of the community feel our school has, and so we felt the best way to celebrate our birthday would be to invite the local community to come and mark the occasion with us. It was a wonderful day and
by Mark Beales
Gladiator-style bouts took place all day.
Students tried to go low in the limbo contest. everyone had a fantastic time." The event was sponsored by CMB Construction, Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, Sunbeach, who import furniture, playground and kitchen equipment, Ramayana Water Park, SP Sports Ban Chang, who make tailor-made sports kits, a pie shop near
Green Valley Golf Course, Eastern Star Golf Course and Baan Kanom Thai, which makes Thai desserts. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. For more, visit www.gardenrayong.com. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.
brain cells and helps with the developmental of cognitive, socio-emotional and physical. Educators and parents need to step back and ask themselves what they really want for their children. What do they consider for a child to be “successful”? A child that is driven, unhappy, stressed and feels weighed down by constant external pressure? Or rather a child that is happy, feels selfempowered and has a zest for life and learning? “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Margaret Mead “Play is the highest form of research.” Albert Einstein
Sources: • Rosenfeld AA, Wise N. The Over-Scheduled Child: Avoiding the Hyper-parenting Trap. New York, NY: St Martin’s Griffin; 2000 • Ginsburg KR. The importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parentc h i l d b o n d s . Pe d i a t r i c s . 2007;119(1):182-191. • Piaget, J. (1962). Play, dreams, and imitation in childhood. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. Jinny Madan is a Preschool Teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.
16 - 30 September 2016
This & That
Frankenstein’s 100th birthday celebration
Now he even appears with Bugs Bunny
The first silent movie about Frankenstein was shown in 1911, a classic which turned up a few years ago after being presumed lost. But down through the decades, Dr Frankenstein’s creation in flesh and electricity has been depicted in very many ways. Hardly any of them have anything to do with Mary Shelley’s novel of 1818 which hardly matters but deserves a mention. The definitive version is still the 1931 Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff as The Monster. Contrary to popular rumour, Karloff only played the creation three times in a full length movie but that was enough to identify him as the prototype for the next three or four generations of film goers. These early movies of the 1930s also set out the basic principles of a Frankenstein horror movie – that the learned doctor makes a creature out of bits of corpses and the creature turns against him and runs amock. You, the public, tend to lose out at this point.
Nobody quite pulled it off like Boris Karloff
Frankenstein always reflects his era. In the 1930s and the 1940s many people believed that mad scientists would bring about the end of civilization as it was known. The weapons of mass destruction created in world war two only served to underline the threat. As originally portrayed by Hollywood, the Frankenstein monster was a shy and even sociable guy who went mad only when pursued and ostracized by other humans. The evil genius was the rotten
scientist and not the hapless creation. It’s never stated in the movies that Dr Frankenstein was a nazi. But he might well have been. There are certainly shades of a very perverse science in the medical experiments of Dr Mengele at Auschwitz. By the early 1940s, Hollywood was wondering what to do with Frankenstein. He was becoming a bit of a bore. So the concept of humour was introduced in such sequels as House of Frankenstein in 1944 or Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein in 1948. These movies had very little, if anything, to do with Mary Shelley, but were a combination of stupidity and fun, fun, fun. The films also kept in employment many of the horror actors of the epoch, particularly Bela Lugosi, who found himself so typecast that he was very largely restricted to so-called horror movies. It was the British studio Hammer Films which saved Frankenstein from becoming a comic character. In 1957 there appeared The Curse of Frankenstein, pairing Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee as the doctor and the monster
respectively, and bringing a more psychological flavor to the tale. Another innovation was the use of beautifully rich colour (compared with Hollywood’s black and white) which showed up wonderfully well all that gore and blood. Or, at any rate, as much gore and blood as the British Board of Film Censors of the time would allow. Sequels inevitably followed and sex began to rear its naked head in the more permissive area of the 1960s and 1970s. In Frankenstein Created Woman in 1966, the “monster” is a beautiful young woman’s body containing her lover’s soul bent on revenge against some local dandies. It sounds awful and it was just that. Hammer also threw in the 1970 Horror of Frankenstein which tried to introduce a young, hip Frankenstein. It completely flopped. Hammer productions were nose diving by then. Dozens more Frankensteins were to follow in the late twentieth century, but the one that received the most attention was Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 attempt, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, a title which
The wicked witch prepares Bugs for Frankenstein’s lunch
suggests a close affinity with Mary Shelley’s novel. Not really. It’s true that the action takes place in the Arctic, as it did in the original novel, but actor Robert de Niro is a non-entity. He just looks like someone who has been in a bad car accident. This is the Frankenstein monster with a screw loose – the human sociopath and criminal on the run rather than the ungodly creation of Shelley’s conception. In the early twenty first century, Frankensteins have continued to pour out of the studios. They are surely topical as we worry about what we buy in the supermarket – Frankenfood (not made with wholesome ingredients) or Frankencars (made out of bits and pieces of various models). So we are back where we started – worrying about what the
scientists are doing to our lives. Concerns about what physicists and chemists are plotting in their laboratories continue to haunt us lesser mortals. But only up to a point. Frankenstein these days is marketed rather like Coca Cola or Elvis Presley. You can find Boris Karloff lookalikes on TV programmes and in pop songs. Even children’s books and cartoons show the monster as instanced by episodes in Bugs Bunny, The Flintstones and Tom and Jerry. You can buy Frankenstein action figures and Frankenstein related toys. There’s even an advert for the chocolate treat Twix in which a little girl demands the bar from the monster rather than a bunch of flowers as in the 1931 movie. How times have indeed changed, but Frankenstein’s future is assured.
16 - 30 September 2016
This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope
by Marie Sanchez, www.UrbaneWomen.com
How To Save Your Marriage That’s Heading For A Divorce Even if you feel your marriage is past the point of no return, sliding fast toward divorce and dissolution, there is still hope for a quick turnaround back to the warm feelings and fun of the early years. No matter what the circumstances, divorce hurts and causes lasting negative repercussions in both people’s lives.
3. Make it fun… Start dating again One of the most common complaints of married couples is that the magic, the spark is gone. Work, kids, and other responsibilities get in the way of romance, and the couple may begin to take each other for granted. The marriage requires just as much attention as your job, house and children.
by Professor Blunt
(Jan 23 – Feb Aquarius 22) Because you tell lies
much of the time, nobody of consequence trusts you. This is why you are interviewed in the supervisor’s office every time you approach the immigration desk at Bangkok airport. Don’t believe the rumour that you will soon be going on a long journey. In fact, it’s only a few kilometers to the local crematorium. Pisces (Feb 23 – Mar 22) True, you are brimming with self-confidence but the downside is that you think everyone else is a complete dickhead. This explains why you are never invited to parties and why most people won’t sit next to you in a baht bus. All the heavenly signs agree that most Pisces are, and will always be, complete burks. Aries (Mar23 – Apr 22) You have a wild imagination and think everyone is following you with an axe which is stupid. The only time it happened was when you walked out of an Indian restaurant without paying the bill. Your finances are suspect and don’t be surprised if you are refused admittance to the better supermarkets in town. Taurus (Apr 23 – May 22) Apart from being bull-headed, you are a hopeless drunk like most people born under this particular animal. This condition has caused you to neglect personal hygiene to the extent that most laundries reject your business or add a stiff surcharge. You need to note that seven alcohol units a week does not mean seven large bottles of imported Scotch. Gemini (May 23 – June 22) You are popular only because you are a bisexual with a big bank balance. You are inclined to expect too much for too little which results in your being regarded as a Cheap Charlie. Geminis are notorious for hoarding pornography and continually changing their personal computer password. Cancer (June 23 – July 22) You are sympathetic to other people’s problems which is why you are a sucker who has lost all the money you brought to this country. If Pattaya had a welfare fund for foreigners, you would certainly be a prime candidate. As it is, and just like other Cancer persons, you will likely spend much of your later life in prison.
If you feel like your marriage relationship is out of control and headed for divorce, consider the effective methods outlined in this article to help put it back on a smooth course. First and foremost, both the husband and wife must be on board to regain a positive relationship… 1. Learn how to communicate and really listen to your spouse A husband and wife must be able to work together to make their marriage strong and enjoyable. One of the first and most important aspects of this teamwork is communication. Learn how to open up and speak the truth, no matter what the situation, and, in turn, learn how to listen and receive the truth with an open mind. While marriage is an emotional union, there has to be a degree of objectivity and empathy when it comes to communication. Both people need to feel comfortable that whatever they say will be received and considered without being attacked. 2. Learn to compromise and the art of selflessness
Go on dates with your spouse to reignite those fun and romantic days at the beginning of your relationship. The closeness of a married couple depends on having mutual experiences, memories, inside jokes and secrets together. Forget your project at work, the kid’s math homework and the dishes for a night and just go and enjoy each other. This not only can be very romantic, but it gives an excellent opportunity to practice the number one point above: communication. 4. Talk to a professional therapist or counselor Seeking help from a relationship counselor or marriage therapist should always be done before the final decision to divorce is made. If you are unable to open lines of communication, get past stubborn ideals or reignite the romance, an objective professional can help.
A marriage is a partnership, emotionally, legally and financially. If two partners always struggle to get their own way, the partnership will end. Divorces happen when the married couple cannot compromise about things such as parenting styles, social activities and, especially, the family budget and finances. A good marriage involves a lot of give and take. It’s not always going to be even, but it should overall be even when decisions are involved. Compromise is the ability to loosen your hold on what you think is the right or wrong way to do something. If both spouses are mostly happy with a decision, you’ve succeeded.
Sometimes a couple can be blinded to the real conflict and will find it impossible to work through pain and hurt to get to the crux of the matter that is really tearing them apart. Counselors are trained to uncover that source issue and help resolve it with the married couple. She will also teach the husband and wife actionable steps to take to bring their marriage back from the edge of divorce. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com.
by Madam Zyra
(July 23 – Aug 22) Although you consider yourself to be a born leader, others think you are an idiot. This is why there is always a poor attendance at the expatriate society when you are the guest speaker. Your arrogance is absolutely disgusting and, to cap it all, you are a thieving so-and-so. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) You are a complete cheapskate who looks for balloons outside a bar since you suspect there will be a free buffet on offer. Most Virgos came to Pattaya to find non expensive sex although they usually claim to be interested in temples and elephants. Virgos make excellent pimps. Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22) You are the artistic type who spends a lot of time on Thepprasit Road. You are looking for people who can debate the Renaissance era with you. In other words, your chances of ever being employed or having any serious cash are zero. Be careful if you are a woman as most Libras are whores. Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 22) You are the worst of the lot, self centred, clever but totally untrustworthy. Nobody would ever let you borrow their condo ownership papers even for a moment and for obvious reasons. You wanted to be a lawyer but failed your exams. The chances of Scorpios being murdered are higher than average. Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 22) Because you believe that life is a complete lottery, you have a reckless tendency to rely on luck rather than on common sense. Your chances of being involved in a serious road accident are much higher than average, especially as Sagittarians are well known as hopeless drunks. Capricorn (Dec 23 – Jan 22) You are a total failure in every respect and came to Pattaya to be with others of your goatish kind. You are incapable of the simplest operations and invariably cause an area power outage when you try to change a bulb. The stars are unanimous that you should commit suicide and save us all a great deal of inconvenience during the current hot weather.
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Local Sports Boris and Cindy steal the show Crystal Bay Twenty-seven golfers turned out to take on the challenge of Crystal Bay. The time, Thursday, the venue Crystal Bay, the challenge is to beat all in front and behind. Was that achieved? Well some did and others did not! Playing from the yellow tees and playing courses C and B (in that order) it was game on. Martin Todd mentioned to me that something needed to be said about the course, “It was in top condition. Greens played true and the fairways were also in top nick. You will see by the scores it was a course that was a pleasure to Play.” Crystal Bay, you can take your hat off and enjoy the accolades! The weather was quite warm with a slight breeze, which added some comfort to the day. We ran two flights for the day and had all novelty prizes in play. A flight saw Fred Cuypers (Boris) show a clean pair of heels to the rest of his group, 42 points showed him as the standout winner on the day. Second, Tom McMahon in his farewell game for this trip, and evergreen Martin Todd taking out 3rd spot. B flight was won (with another great score) by Sandy Leiper, 41 points saw him take the prize from first time on the podium Glenn Smith. I am sure with a score like that, Glenn, we will be seeing your name up here often. Third place (by countback) went to Shane Young. Chockies was great to see Allain Taddai back playing golf after his extended layoff. Welcome back, Papa! On a special note, in B flight 2nd and 3rd had 39 points then we had five golfers with 38 points! Results: A Grade (0 – 17 hcp) 1st - Fred Cuypers (17) 42 points 2nd - Tom McMahon (10) 39 points 3rd - Martin Todd (11) 39 points
Results: 1st - Peter Allen (30) 69 net 2nd - Lance Conway Jones (14) 70 net 3rd - Raleigh Gosney (17) 72 net Near Pins: Colin Greig (2) and Trevor Priestly
Denis Steele and Rona Play the Field by Peter Grey
Fred Cuypers and Sandy Leiper
B Grade (18 +) 1st - Sandy Leiper (30) 41 points 2nd - Glenn Smith (28) 39 points c/b 3rd - Shane Young (27) 39 points NTP’s C4 - Sandy Leiper C7 - Graeme Rice B4 - Alex Field B6 - Mike Gosden
Long Putt: C9 - Sandy Leiper B9 - Mike Gosden D-For (our charity collector dog) was delighted to receive many donations and the players are thanked for their continued generosity. Back at ‘The Swan’, we welcomed Bill Steinmann, Dick Brainbridge, Wann Makmul, Nat Rukkid and Phil Taylor. We said goodbye to Tom McMahon heading back to work, travel safe, mate, see you soon. Mine host Peter Grey was thanked for putting on the fine spread.
Bunker Boys Golf Report Pattavia G.C. All the chatter back at the M Club concerned many of the unforgiving greens on this lovely track. Unforgiving in the sense that you either holed it on your first attempt or you most likely three or four putted. The pin placements were strategically placed in areas that gave you the feeling of being on a trolley car in San Francisco: up and down or down and up and back again was the order of the day. We welcomed back two of our guys: Tony Robbins and Lance Conway Jones. Tony had a hard time gripping a club after being away from Pattaya for nearly a month, and Lance was one of the few players, along with Peter Allen, who managed to negotiate the tricky greens. The Bunker Boys pride themselves on knowing and playing by the rules of golf; and always observing the finest golf etiquette. This adherence to etiquette was on display today as one of our groups found themselves struggling horrendously, quite obviously slowing the pace of play, and allowed their compatriots to play through. An outstanding gesture of camaraderie and display of etiquette.
by Peter Grey
Parichat G.C. At 6,300 yards off the blues, Parichat is one of the most demanding courses in the area. In fact, if you are lucky enough to finish the round with the same ball you started with, you would most likely say you had a good day, regardless of score. It's the kind of track you need to play a half dozen times to get a true feel for and, even then, precision placement of your ball is paramount in order to stay out of the hazards. Two unusual occurrences today: Les Cobban had an eagle on the 570 yard par6 12th hole, and a Thai six-ball let one of our groups play through. This was the second round in a row that Jimmy, Neil, and their playing partners were being held up by slow play but allowed to play through due to an understanding of proper golf etiquette. Colin finally found his game face on the 10th hole and romped home with 20 points on the back to take first place with a total of 30. Les Cobban, even with the eagle, could only manage 28 for second place, and Neil Carter outdueled three other players on count back to take third with 27. Results: 1st - Colin Greig (11) 30 points 2nd - Les Cobban (8) 28 points 3rd - Neil Carter (15) 27 points cb
by Raleigh Gosney
Near Pins: Raleigh Gosney (2) and Jimmy Carr Khao Kheow C.C Many of our guys were happy to be back on familiar turf after the Wednesday round at Par ichat. Some could even be heard to say, "now, this is a real golf course". Khao Kheow is indeed a world class championship course and it was in fine nick on this beautiful Friday afternoon in golf paradise. One suggestion, however, would be for the caddie master to be diligent in providing bunker rakes for the caddies. Clubbing it should refer to a night out on the town, not using your wedge to repair bunkers. Both Trevor and Takeshi proved their mettle by hanging tough after a poor front nine: Takeshi with 22 points on the back to take first place with a total of 35, and Trevor with 22 on the back for a total of 31 to take third place. The par-4 9th hole on the A-course was the scene of the exclamation, "WOW! what a putt", as Colin sinks a thirty-footer that moves up and then down, left and then right, before gently creeping over the edge to find the bottom of the tin. Results: 1st - Takeshi (14) 35 points 2nd - Geoff Parker (14) 34 points 3rd - Trevor Priestly (22) 31 points Near Pins: John Philippines, Colin Greig, Raleigh Gosney and Geoff Parker
JJ Harney, Rona Carungay, Patrick Poussier with Nolan Wise behind
Khao Kheow In high spirits, the standard Monday field of 25 punters gathered in Soi Chaiyapoon eagerly awaiting the challenge ahead. Final series in Australian football is closer and a lot of bus chatter was based on that. The challenge being Khao Kheow, a great course at a great price, was what we were to look forward too. Weather was on our side so I guess it was all left up to us. We played courses A & C from the yellow tees, our ladies played from the red tees. Two flights were the order of the day. A flight were for golfers 0 to 18. Denis Steele came up trumps taking out that flight with 37 points, closely followed by our “Court Jester” JJ Harney. With Hugh Knox taking out 3rd spot in his last game for this trip. B flight Rona Carungay handing in an impressive card of 44 points. A great effort, Rona, I keep telling you, Skilts, “She is coming to get you.” Coming in second was Patrick Poussier with John Anderson taking 3rd ,beating Cindy Lauper on a count back. Results: A grade 0 – 18 1st - Denis Steele (12) 37 points 2nd - John J Harney (14) 36 points 3rd - Hugh Knox (18) 34 points B grade 19+ 1st- Rona Carungay(22) 44 pts 2nd - Patrick Poussier (27) 34 pts 3rd - John Anderson (26) 32 pts Nearest the Pin A3 Rona Carungay A5 Rona Carungay C3 Ebby C8 Shaun Darby Long First Putt A9 Craig Duncan C9 Craig Duncan Back at the Swan having a few cold ones we welcomed back Muncha and Soi’s oldest son Nolan Wise and Keith “Kissy” Buchanan. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 086 150 3086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Wednesdays at 10 am to play at Cocos on undercover synthetic greens and on Sundays at the same time for open grass bowling at The Retreat. Contact Paul Rennison on 084 345 4005 if you wish to partake. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.
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Local Sports PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's by Derek Brook Khao Kheow (Stableford) This is always one of our favourite stops, especially this day as most of our players had zipped off down to Hua Hin for a few days away and we had relatively few for the trip. But of course the quality was there as proved by playing off the yellow tees. Up to KK we went and off we went with the first group off a little early and the test to be the A & C nines. So away on the C1 and our three ball had carts so with the way ahead clear we were in for a fast 18 holes. The other groups of ours were all four balls and most players were walking, so we zapped ahead and on a course in great condition we were flying, great day ahead. Then after four holes we hit the dead stop, and the fun went out of the day. We hit the five ball walking ahead and the great day became ‘the day to be forgotten’. Normally we
would have been allowed through but on this day, despite the fact that the caddies phoned ahead to their caddies, we were stuck for the next 14 holes until we finished. Even our four balls behind caught up with us on the back nine. You can never find a marshall when you need one. The four balls enjoyed themselves, they just had a nice amble around on a great course. But despite taking long breaks at every stop we were still waiting to play nearly every shot. Still, no marshalls. Still I suppose we are all going to get one of these days and it is sad because the staff here are really good. They are also most helpful. The course was in fine condition but there was a bit of wind, but the views were also great, we had a long time to see them all. The rest came in just after us saying what a fine day they had. They all just managed to live.
First two with one of BJ’s finest Back at BJ’s, it was soon into the results. The winner on the day was Tom Herrington with 37 points ahead of a countback on 33 points that saw John Pierrel in second and Barry Elphick in third. No none of the
first group were amongst the winners but could be spotted in the corner having a few beers, then some more! T.T.F.N. Near Pins: Tom Herrington, Tommy Marshall and Barry Elphick
Queen Crowned Golfing Champion! by Mark Beales
A young golfing star from near Pattaya has won a major competition in the United States. Queen, who studies at Garden International School (GIS) shot a remarkable 14 under par to take the title in the Girls 11 to 12 category. Queen finished an astonishing 22 shots ahead of the runner-up, after three rounds. The World Stars of Junior Golf contest was held at the Angel Park Golf Course in Las Vegas. Queen has studied at GIS since 2008 and won many major tournaments. She is ranked number 1 in Thailand for her age. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya.
Queen receives her trophy after her US triumph.
The seventh round of the GP3 Series took place at the cathedral of speed, Autodromo di Monza in Italy. Sandy Stuvik took P5 in Friday's free practice and the pace was looking good for the weekend. Qualifying took place on Saturday morning and Sandy finished in a difficult 12th place, after a red flag during the session compromised his session. Race 1 on Saturday afternoon, Sandy finished in 12th position, after a lot of position changes and an exciting race at the Monza circuit. Race 2 on Sunday morning saw Sandy have a difficult start, but during the course of the race, Sandy managed to climb his way up to 6th position after starting 12th. During the battling with other drivers Sandy was involved in a contact, and dropped down to 12th. After race penalties Sandy classified 15th.
“It was a tough weekend, we showed that we were fast and we got the 2nd fastest lap of the race, but now we'll have to investigate why our starts are not as good as before. Our race pace has now improved and I'm excited for Sepang in a month's time” Sandy ended. 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.
Queen checks out her remarkable score card.
Barry Crowned at St Andrews St Andrews 2000 Hill – St The Tropical golfers treated themselves to a rare outing to St Andrews. It’s more expensive than preferred, but we took advantage of Sports Day pricing to soften the blow, and the usual walkers don't mind being “forced” take a ride once in a while. Also sometimes you just have to test your golf skills against a tough foe and keep yourself humble. With Hua Hin trips going on, we still had 15 Tropicals show up for the challenge. St Andrews was in its usual good condition, but not excellent as one would expect. Still the fairways and greens are utterly playable and better than most in the area. About four greens were in various stages of recovery from recent coring, but at this course, if that is your major obstacle to a good score, you are having an excellent round and wouldn't care. There were plenty of low scores for the day, but surprisingly if you didn't make handicap your job after the round was to listen and clap. Barry Elphick (c/h 30) used his extra strokes to great advantage and gathered an impressive 40 points. Great score on a tough layout! Tom Herrington (20) finished a few strokes
Sandy Stuvik quick but unlucky at Monza
by Derek Brook
St Andorew Winners (L-R) Barry Elphick, Tom Herrington, Graham Buckingham back with a fine 37 points, and Graham Buckingham (36) followed up with 36. Good golf, guys! Near pins: Bob Watson (2), Mike O'Brien and Barry Elphick Long putt: Ted Morris
2016 GP3 Series Calendar Date 30 Sept -2 Oct 25-27 Nov
Venue Sepang, Malaysia Yas Marina, UAE
Remark Round 8 Round 9
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You & Your Pets
Seven tips for pet food safety Most manufacturers of pet food set high standards to preclude unsafe food from reaching your pet’s bowl. But you also must take appropriate precautions, if not, you risk food spoilage occurring in your own home due to improper food storage. Here are some tips: 1-Store dry pet food and treats
in a cool, dry place (under 25º C). 2-If possible, store dry pet food in its original bag (folded shut) inside a clean, dedicated plastic container with a lid. Storing food in the original packaging has the added benefit of retaining the pet food’s barcode, expiration date, and batch code – all of which are important in the event of a recall.
3-Wash and dry storage containers before refilling them. 4-Promptly refrigerate or discard any leftover wet pet food. 5-Wash your hands with warm soapy water before and after handling pet food. That helps keep the food from being contaminated with bacteria and other microorganisms, such as Salmonella. Washing your hands after handling pet food protects you and others in the unlikely event the food is contaminated. 6-Wash pet food bowls daily and water bowls every day or two. 7-Don’t keep pet food past the expiration date printed on the side or bottom of the package or can. Dog and cat food expiration dates (sometimes known as “best by” or “use by” dates) are established to ensure the safety of your pet. A few days past the expiration date probably is safe if the container has not been opened.
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/
This lovely 3 coloured girl came to us with 4 babies all of which have now gone to new homes. She has just had her operation so now cannot have any more. She is a very friendly girl who just loves playing and giving cuddles!!
Chalky & Betsy
These 2 small kittens were rescued separately but, as you can see, they are the best of friends now. They are typical kittens and tear around the place for an hour or so before falling fast asleep.
Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being. We’ve reported in the past some of the foods, plants and medicines that are poisonous to household pets in general. Now the website of the Pet Poison Helpline has identified the 10 most common cat poisons: • Lilies • Canine pyrethroid insecticides (topical flea and tick medicine designed for dogs but erroneously placed on cats)
• Household cleaners • Rodenticides • Paints and varnishes • Veterinary non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Rimadyl®, Deramaxx®) • Glow sticks/glow jewelry • Amphetamines (such as ADD/ADHD drugs) • Acetaminophen (Tylenol® in brand name or generic form) • Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin® in brand name or generic form) If you believe your cat has ingested or been exposed to a potential toxin, contact your veterinarian for advice immediately. Many poisons are fast-acting and even a small delay can make a difference between life and death for your cat.
The earliest European images of dogs are found in cave paintings in Spain which date back about 12,000 years.
This lovely Tabby boy is now around 9 weeks old, he has 1 brother and 2 sisters too. They were rescued with their mum from the streets and are now big enough to go to a new home so please be quick to call and reserve one.
This lovely young lady is very friendly but a little shy until you get to know her. She had 4 brothers and sisters who went to new homes a long while ago. She was sick when she was small and so missed the opportunity to be chosen. Her mum, Zero, is here as well, they would make a perfect pair for someone.
Cat Corner Tip When your cat’s an owl
Going to the Dogs... There is no faith which has never yet been broken,
except that of a truly faithful dog. ~Konrad Lorenz
Cats naturally tend to be active at night, when their superior vision lets them sneak up on prey. Most domesticated cats adjust their schedule to be active when people are awake, but this doesn't always happen. If your darling is a night owl, try providing an intense play session and a meal right before your bedtime. The burst of activity should wear Dracula out, so you can both get a good night's sleep. But if your older cat suddenly stays awake all night, check with your vet: It might be a sign of hyperthyroidism.
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Down 1. Musical exercises 2. Special aptitude 3. Spherical body 4. Defraud 5. Internet letters (hyph.) 6. Ghostlike 7. Swingy tune 8. Football units (abbr.) 10. Published diary 11. Mosquito ___ 15. Drench 17. Roundabout way 20. Shucked corn part 22. Diner’s protection 23. Movie finale (2 wds.) 24. Merchandise condition (2 wds.) 26. Politician Jackson 28. Interlock 29. Cookie from Nabisco 30. Wartime “meat” 32. Deposit 34. Follower (suffix)
Solution Issue 24
WHAT’s the WORD? new
1. Reserve supply 6. Wood thickness 9. Strike and rebound, as a ball 10. ___ Marian 11. Rocky’s last name in “Rocky” 12. Building extensions 13. ___ de France 14. Fate 16. Baby-sit 18. 18th –century card game 19. Cosmetician Lauder 21. 1492 vessel 25. ___ Mahal 27. Sounds from the fans 28. Garry and Archie 31. Canadian prov. 32. Where Lima is 33. Large nails 35. Computer operator 36. Negligee material 37. Conjunction, for short 38. Make corrections
Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: In an essential manner; “such expenses are _____ incurred”. First letter: N Answer: __________ 2. Definition: An online discussion group or newsgroup. First letter: F Answer: __________ 3. Definition: A device with fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy in order to do work. First letter: M Answer: __________
4. Definition: An interactive association between two or more species, where the presence of each is detrimental to the other in some way. This may be reflected in increased death rates, or decreased growth or birth rates. First letter: C Answer: __________ 5. Definition: Bespeak: be a signal for or a symptom of; “These symptoms _____ a serious illness”. First letter: I Answer: __________
Answers: 1. Necessarily; 2. Forum; 3. Machine; 4. Competition; 5. Indicate.
Hidden Words Puzzle Source: www.puzzles-world.com
Solution on Page 31
Find six hidden words in the picture above.
7 5 9 4
3 5 6 2
1 4 2 5 7 3 2 6
Answers: 1. Color (on the chandelier); 2. Tarp (on the paint bucket and its handle); 3. Bucket (as paint on the floor); 4. Paint (from bucket to paint tray); 5. Roller (on the boy with red shirt); 6. Brush (above the radio).
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