Volume 16, Issue 02
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Fewer Chinese in Pattaya
otels in Pattaya and other Thai resorts are reporting that the number of Chinese tourists has dropped by 20 percent in the last month. This is because the Thai and Chinese tourism authorities are jointly cracking down on zero-dollar tourism and the illegal use
of Thai nominees to avoid foreign ownership laws of businesses. Under the scams, tour operators offer very low prices to wannabe Chinese tourists who find out â€“ later on â€“ that there are many hidden costs once they arrive in Thailand. Payment is made in China
before departure which means that Chinese companies or their Thai partners are the principal beneficiaries rather than the Thai economy as a whole. Thai nominees are used to evade the restrictions on foreign ownership which leads to both defrauding tourists and avoiding the
payment of authorized taxes. Acting on instructions from Thai premier Prayut Chan-o-cha, anti-money laundering officials have been seizing coaches from transport companies allegedly involved in scams and cash amounting to five Continued on page 4
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News Monks busted in Military rescues Police uninvited temple Bali Hai from jam guests at Cliff Pool party
Police and military officers joined with Banglamung Health District officers to crack down on drugs in Wat I n t an ar a m . T w o m onks found with drugs and related paraphernalia were arrested and will be sent to a rehabilitation center. Also arrested was their dealer, 72-year-old Samian Thongnork, who was holding 31 amphetamine tablets.
Military personnel joined city staffers at Bali Hai Pier to help resolve traffic jams. It seems that boat operators haggling price with potential customers were backing up traffic and blocking the road. The matter was referred to a municipal agency where it will be studied.
Bike driver killed in accident One collision, two stories
Police raided a private party at the Cliff Pool Club where several guests tested positive for drugs. The Pratumnak venue had been reported to be operating without a permit, so Col. Apichai Krobpetch, chief of Pattaya City Police Station, and a contingent of 20 officers stopped by to check. A spokesman for the company throwing the party argued that they were simply renting the club for a concert and had no knowledge of any illegalities.
Thieves rob motorbike from student
A 25-year-old man was killed when his motorbike collided with a pickup on Thepprasit Road. Arriving at the scene, a team from the Sawangboriboon Foundation and police found Siricha Saetang dead on the road. The truck driver, Pratchaya Tanchaiya, 30, was held for questioning. One witness reportedly saw the pickup cut in front of the motorbike.
The way Nirut tells it, he was driving his motorbike en route to Sukhumvit Road when a bus came out of nowhere and slammed into him. On the flip side, Supprakit says he was driving his tour bus on Sukhumvit when a motorbike crashed into the bus traveling at full speed. Bottom line, police suspect that the motorbike driver had been drinking; he was taken to hospital.
A 15-year-old student returning home on his motorbike was stopped and punched by two men on a bike, who then fled with the studentâ€™s vehicle. The student, Natal Apinate, and his father, Pitak Apinate, filed a police report which identified the assailants as 18 to 20 years old. CCTV footage is being inspected.
Military and police raid Pattaya night spots
Woman killed in high speed crash
Drunken Russian kills infant
A motorcycle lost the battle when it crashed into a car on Sukhumvit Road. The unidentified driver of the motorbike was severely injured and his wife was killed. The driver of the car, 23-year-old Sittichai Eiammafuang, was injured. According to police, the CCTV indicated that both vehicles had been speeding.
A five-month-old baby and her mother were killed and four people were badly injured when Russian tourist Konstantin Volk crashed his car into two motorbikes near the Bali Hai Pier. Police said the Russian was inebriated and speeding. He attempted to escape but was caught in the Pratumnak area.
In a campaign to clamp down on drug use and other illegal activities throughout the city, a detachment of military and police officers has begun incursions of entertainment venues in North, Central and South Pattaya. Arrested were 20-year-old Somchai Devilao, who was busted for having an electric cigarette, and 29-year-old Pipat Suttawan found with crystal meth and related paraphernalia. The raids were led by Prapan Prathumchompoo, Banglamung permanent secretary.
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News Thailand on fast track to become regional e-Commerce leader ETDA conducts market survey on an annual basis with an aim to gather a comprehensive and globally recognized set of e-Commerce statistics for Thailand. This is intended to enable relevant government agencies and private organizations as well as those involved in Thailand’s e-Commerce chain to use it as a reference or for a comparison purpose, and as part of policy making, strategic planning and the setting of guidelines for business operations, both at organizational and national levels, in response to today’s changing market environment. Gaining deeper insights into the e-Commerce industry can help e-Commerce businesses compete in an efficient and sustainable manner, regionally and internationally. Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) has engaged 527,324 e-Commerce businesses nationwide in the survey which started in April and finished in September 2016. List of the samples was given by the Thai e-Commerce Association, the Department of Business Development (DBD) and the National Statistical Office.
This quantitative and qualitative market survey targets two groups of business entrepreneurs whose business performance was used as the criteria, including a group of business entrepreneurs who have e-commerce market value of more than or equivalent to 50 million baht per year, and another with e-commerce market value less than 50 million baht per year. The first group
attended a face-to-face interview while the latter took online survey. A c c o rd i n g t o t h e s u r v e y , e-commerce players in Thailand can be classified into 8 categories: manufacturing; retail and wholesale; transportation; accommodation service; information and communication; insurance; arts, entertainment and leisure; and other services.
Mayor Ittiphol presents equestrian trophies
The Thailand Equestrian Federation’s 2016 King’s Cup Thailand Championship featured five categories: dressage, jumping, eventing, endurance and pony. Former Mayor Ittiphol Khunpleum was at the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club Pattaya to present winners with trophies. Ravicha Vechakorn won for dressage; Charuporn Limpichati for jumping, Arinatta Chaowatanonth for eventing and Pat Sawattamrong for endurance.
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News Fewer Chinese in Pattaya Continued from page 1 billion baht from a variety of businesses suspected of defrauding the tax authorities. Meanwhile, Thai police have been active in rounding up foreigners working without a relevant work permit, for example tour guides, and investigating companies illegally using nominees to circumvent existing legislation. In Pattaya, locals have noticed that there seem to be fewer buses parked on main roads at night, whilst megastores have claimed that their takings from Chinese tourists have been shrinking of late. One restaurant in North Pattaya, which specializes in providing noodle dishes for Chinese vacationers, admitted profits were down of late. The Thai-Chinese owner said, “I’m paid in advance by the tour sponsors, who have Chinese mainland links, and the customers eat for free. I used to serve 600 meals in the
evening but now the total is barely 400.” Zero sum holidays have also given rise to complaints from the tourists themselves. They have complained of being forced to shop in big groups at certain stores identified by the coach driver. Some Chinese families with children have objected to being herded altogether into sex shows and forced to pay admission even for babes-inarms. The Chinese embassy in Bangkok has several times complained about the treatment of its nationals on holiday and raised concerns about overall tourist safety both in Pattaya and on Koh Larn. However, the fall in overall numbers is likely temporary. Thai tourism minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said, “Authorities have been cracking down on illegal operators and have also seized properties and licences in order to stop bad behaviour.”
But she added that overall numbers from China have been rising annually by around 20 percent. Tourist Police confirmed the belief that numbers will rise again once the shady operators and tour companies are closed down. Chinese tourism officials voiced support for the crackdown on zero sum holidays stating that the result will be more quality tour programmes of affordable prices and fewer complaints about bad treatment. In 2015 Thailand welcomed nearly eight million Chinese who injected revenue of 370 billion baht. However, much of this cash never found its way into government coffers. Most commentators expect Chinese arrivals in 2016 to surpass 10 million. To date, less than two percent of Chinese nationals have visited Thailand. However, surveys suggest that 50 percent would very much like to come.
Red Cross donates bicycles
The Thai Red Cross B a n g l a m u n g P r ov i n c i a l Chapter donated bicycles, socks and school shoes to students of Baan Takiantia School. Also, they gave water filters to the school. The bicycles were awarded to students who lived more than three kilometers from the school. The group also donated socks and shoes to Baan Huay Khai Nao School in Banglamung.
Another Walking Street clean-up
Alcazar staff learns financial management
The National Credit Bureau presented a financial management and saving seminar for the staff of Alcazar Pattaya. Surapol
Opatsathien, Credit Bureau senior director, led the seminar aimed at managing income, clearing debts, and preparing for retirement.
Zika virus threatens
Chakorn Kanchanawatta, Banglamung district officer, led the Zika Virus protection seminar held at the Banglamung Public Health Office due to reports that the Chonburi, Chantaburi and Bangkok areas are at risk for the Zika virus.
Chakorn ordered public health officers to disseminate information and warnings about the virus to the nearby communities. There were reports that foreigners who live in Banglamung and Khao Maikaew already are infected.
Calling Walking Street “one of Pattaya’s main tourist attractions,” a team from City Hall and community volunteers cleaned up the area end to end. Chatepol Boonsawat, consultant to the mayor, said that it is important to maintain the cleanliness of the Walking Street because it’s value to the city.
Alumni Football Match
Ramkamhaeng University Chonburi alumni competed with alumni from Theprasin Eastern Region in a friendly football match at Pattaya United Football Field. Deputy Chonburi
Governor Chaowalit Saenguthai presided over the opening ceremony. Awards were presented at an evening ceremony marking the grand opening of 313 Training Studio in Nongprue.
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News TAT invites travellers to share their Amazing Dream Journey and win the chance to make it real
Street vendors protest Makro Representatives from 42 communities in Pattaya and a large number of street vendors filed a complaint against opening a Makro store in Naklua Market. Siam Frozen Co., Ltd (Makro) is renovating a building along Naklua Market which, protesters say, will affect their income. The city issued a temporary order to cease renovations.
Thai Vietjet inaugurates Bangkok - Chiang Mai service
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is inviting people to put together itineraries of their “Amazing Dream Journey” in Thailand, and get the chance to live out their travel in an all-expensespaid trip to the kingdom. Organised as part of TAT ’s Amazing Stories campaign, aimed at encouraging people to tell their unique tales of how they connected with Thailand and the Thai people, the “Amazing Dream Journey” contest will cover six varied topics that showcase Thailand at its best. The topics are: The Royal Project Culinary; Luxurious Honeymoon; Well-being Trail (wellness breaks); Life on the Green (golf trips); Splendid Yacht (boating travel) and Extravagant Eco Shell (for back-tonature trips). Yuthasak Supason, TAT governor said, “Everyone has their own idea of a dream holiday, whether they like relaxing on the beach, playing golf or exploring a new culture, and Thailand has enough history, attractions and variety to cater for everyone. So we want to hear what people’s fantasy itineraries are
and then make their dreams come true. After all, dreams come true for tourists every day in Amazing Thailand.” Each team will comprise of two persons, and only one team in each topic will be chosen by judges as the winner. The winning team will get two tickets to visit the Kingdom and live out their dream holiday based on their selected topic. Here are just some of the experiences that await winners in each category. • The Royal Project Culinary - visit one of Thailand’s Royal Projects and enjoy an amazing meal cooked by top Thai chef Chumpol Jangprai, using fresh local ingredients. • Luxurious Honeymoon - sit under a silver moon at the Vertigo and Moon Bar and enjoy a meal as the lights of Bangkok stretch out below you. • Well-being Trail - pamper yourself in mind and body with a session at the RarinJinda Wellness Spa and enjoy rejuvenating herbal treatments. • Life on the Green - enjoy your time on one of Thailand’s amazing courses and perfect your swing with
tips from pro golfer Pornanong Phatlum. • Splendid Yacht - sail the sparkling Thai seas and taste life on board a luxury vessel and enjoy the pleasures of Pattaya at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club. • Extravagant Eco Shell – get back to nature while enjoying luxury at the luxurious Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai. To join the Amazing Dream Journey campaign, entrants need to register at www.tourismthailand. org/amazingstories or via their Facebook Account. Once registered on the site, entrants can choose a topic and location. They then have to put together their dream, a three-day itinerary in Thailand, and upload it. This trip then should be shared on their own social media accounts for the world to see. The campaign is open from September 1 to November 30, 2016. The winners of the Amazing Dream Journey will be announced on 20 December, 2016. So start planning your dream trip now. For more information visit www. tourismthailand.org/amazingstories
Thai Vietjet inaugurates its Bangkok – Chiang Mai service, with surprising gifts onboard to all passengers. The airline’s new destination has added capacity and value to major routes in Thailand, connecting Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, among which direct regular service of Phuket – Chiang Rai has been operated for the first time. Three domestic routes opened in less than two-weeks time, together with the operation of the latest generation of Airbus A320 Sharklet aircraft, have shown the carrier’s real commitment to joining Thai aviation market. Bangkok – Chiang Mai route is operated twice daily with flight duration of one hour and 20 minutes per sector. The flights depart from Bangkok at 6:10 am and 7:10 pm and arrive in Chiang Mai at 7:30 am and 8:30 pm, respectively. Return flights take off from Chiang Mai at 8 am and 9:20 pm and arrive in Bangkok at 9:20 am and 10:40 pm, respectively.
The new-age carrier on September 15, 2016 made its ‘domestic debut’ in Thailand with the two routes of Bangkok-Phuket and Phuket-Chiang Rai, as well as announced earlier one new international route from Bangkok to Haiphong (Vietnam) to start in November 2016. The airline currently operates international routes from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi (Vietnam).
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News Thai Brands ranked among world’s best at Kensington Palace The World Branding Awards saw 210 brands from 30 countries named “Brand of the Year” in a ceremony at Kensington Palace. Apple, BMW, the British Council, Cartier, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Google, Lego, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton, McDonald’s, Nescafé, Nike, Oral-B, Pampers, Rolex, Samsung, Starbucks, Schwarzkopf and VISA were global winners. Winning brands from Thailand included AIS, Bangkok Bank, King Power, SB Furniture, Siam Paragon, Singha, Tipco and Tops
Supermarket. Uniquely, winners are judged by brand valuation, consumer market research, and public online voting. The event is organised by the World Branding Forum, a global non-profit organisation d e d i c a t e d t o a d va n c i n g branding standards.
Emirates adds new service from Bangkok to Auckland
Altamirano Amari florists named sales win top award VP at Onyx Onyx Hospitality Group has named Sophia Altamirano vice president of sales. A 19year veteran of the hospitality industry, Bangkok-based Altamirano will work closely with general managers across the Onyx portfolio and their sales and marketing teams. She held a variety of position with Accor Hotels Group, working with Mercure, Grand Mercure, Novotel and Sofitel properties in the Philippines and Vietnam as director of sales and marketing before becoming regional director of sales for Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore hotels. She was subsequently appointed regional director of sales for Upper Southeast Asia based in Bangkok, responsible for seven major brands across more than 90 properties in
Sawaeng Yiti and Chansupa Suanya, florists with Amari Phuket, won the top award for Ceremonial Flowers Creation at the Andaman Hotelier Event 2016. The award was presented by Wutti Choobal, president of Housekeeping Management Club Phuket and Andaman at Limelight Avenue Phuket.
Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines and Myanmar. Then Altamirano was moved into operations as executive assistant manager at Pullman Bangkok Sukhumvit.
Mövenpick names Marc Sittl general manager Emirates has announced a new daily flight service from Bangkok to Auckland, via Sydney, reflecting a growing customer demand for connectivity between Thailand and New Zealand. Effective from October 30, flight EK418 will depart Bangkok at 7:30 pm, and will arrive in Auckland at 3:55 pm the next day, after a short stop in Sydney. The return flight, EK419 departs Auckland at 4:30 pm, makes a stop in Sydney at 5:55 pm, before arriving in Bangkok at 1:10 am the next morning. The service then continues onwards to Dubai, arriving at 6:45 am. The service is part of a planned reroute of the EK418/419 service, currently operating from Dubai to Christchurch, via Bangkok and Sydney. The new route will operate from Dubai to Auckland, via Bangkok and Sydney. Thailand, Australia and New Zealand have enjoyed a close economic relationship for many years, with Sydney and Auckland, in particular, popular destinations for Thai students to go to study abroad. Many Thais visit Sydney during the mild summer
months to marvel at the Sydney Opera House, take in the Royal Botanic Garden, and watch surfers at Sydney’s iconic Bondi beach, while the outdoor pursuits of Auckland, including walking and ziplining on Waiheke Island, and enjoying the panoramic views from the Sky Tower, are mustdo activities for many Thais. Tha nks to Em i r a tes’ codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways, passengers will also be able to connect seamlessly onto this service from 14 destinations in Southeast Asia, including eight destinations in domestic Thailand, with their luggage checked through to their final destination. Emirates is the only airline offering year-round scheduled A380 services to and from New Zealand. All New Zealand services will continue to offer three classes of travel – First Class, Business Class and Economy Class, with generous free baggage allowance (up to 35 kg in Economy Class, 40 kg in Business Class and 50 kg in First Class). For more information and to book tickets, contact your preferred travel agent or visit www.emirates.com/th
Marc Sittl has joined Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts as general manager of the beachfront hotel in Na Jomtien, Pattaya. The 29-year hospitality industry veteran had been general manager of Lebua at State Tower and Tower Club at Lebua in Bangkok for two years. The German national has worked around the globe at such highly respected luxury hotel properties as Beau Rivage Lausanne and Palace Hotel
Gstaad in Switzerland. He also was Hotel Manager at Sofitel The Palm Dubai and at The Savoy in London.
Centra hosts blood drive
Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien is hosting a public blood drive Tuesday, October 4, from 9 am to 12 noon at the hotel’s Maris 3 meeting venue. For information, call 038 103 333.
Thailand’s first ever professional fitness queen in USA IFBB Professional League organizer Tim Gardener organized the IFBB Phoenix Pro
From Thailand, the only IFBB Pro athlete is 34-year old Penprakhai Tiangngok. She competes in a field of 18 Pro Women’s Physique athletes. With a perfect balanced body, she was crowned the winner as 2017 Miss Olympia Women’s Physique. The competition is mainly USA athletes and USA judges and being the only Thai Pro athlete is not easy. Penprakhai Tiangngok was trained by three-time Olympia winner from 2001 to 2003, Juliette Bergmann, accompanied by her husband, Jim Lensveld. Juliette Bergmann is the owner of Better Bodies Gym located at Sompong Condotel in Na Jomtien where Penprakhai prepared and trained for the contest.
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News Energized, progressive new Focus Bolder, more powerful, more dynamic and packed with advanced technologies, the new Ford Focus has arrived in Thailand. An evolution of the nameplate, the striking new Focus introduces the next level of power, refinement and driving enjoyment. Its sleek, modern design hints at the updates that make one of the world’s most popular compact cars even better – including new and enhanced driver assistance technologies that take the hassle out of parallel and perpendicular parking. Available in five sporty colors that include Winning Blue, Candy Red, Panther Black, Magnetic Grey and Frozen White, customer bookings are now open nationwide for the new Focus EcoBoost Turbo 1.5L Sport. Priced at 1,099,000 baht, the new Focus is also ready for customer deliveries. Sophisticated design The stylish new exterior design of the Focus displays a bold face of Ford with a new level of sophistication. A lower, wider stance that emphasizes width, and a new hood that sweeps elegantly toward the signature trapezoidal grille give the car a bolder, more energized presence on the road. Slim, chiseled front headlamps link the aggressive front end to the clean, flowing lines of its sides, which kick up at the rear window. More rectangular, elongated fog-lamps add to the bolder front end. The rear of the car has a sleek new fascia and tailgate arrangement, as well as thinner tail lamps, and a sculpted rear spoiler to enhance aerodynamics. The refined and athletic exterior is complemented by a modern new interior. The simplified interior offers more space with a variety of new convenient storage options for a more comfortable driving experience. An adjustable console fits a variety of bottles and cups, and can simultaneously hold a 1-litre water bottle and a 400 mL cup. Advanced connectivity and driver assist technology The new Focus is the first vehicle in Thailand, equipped with Ford’s latest infotainment and connectivity system, SYNC 3, which offers a smarter and safer way to stay connected. Drivers can operate the car’s entertainment system and a linked smartphone with natural voice commands. SYNC 3 includes advanced
voice control and smartphone-like eight-inch colour touch screen. The new graphical interface is easy to read and features quick-access function tray along bottom of screen. SYNC 3 supports Apple Car Play and Siri Eyes Free for iPhone, including the Android Auto for Android mobile users. The new Focus is available with Enhanced Active Park Assist, which builds upon Ford’s popular Parallel Park Assist with the addition of Perpendicular Park Assist. Once activated, the system scans for available parking spaces alongside other cars.When it finds one, the system
takes control of the car’s steering to guide the vehicle into the space while the driver controls the shifting, braking and acceleration. Perpendicular Park Assist uses two new ultrasonic sensors on the rear of the car, which also enables ParkOut Assist. Park-Out Assist takes the stress out of exiting a parallel parking space by taking control of the steering while the driver operates the brake and accelerator when reversing from a perpendicular parking space. In urban driving below 50 km/h, an improved Active City Stop system can help to mitigate low-speed collisions. Using a windshield-mounted sensor to detect braking, slower-moving or stationary vehicles in front, the system pre-charges the brakes if the car is approaching a vehicle in front too quickly. If the driver fails to take action, the system reduces engine torque and automatically applies the brakes to reduce the impact of a collision. The new Focus is also equipped with Ford’s MyKey technology that will restrict the top speed or reduce the maximum volume of the audio system. Powerful, efficient and fun-to-drive The new Focus is powered by a powerful and efficient 1.5L four-cylinder EcoBoostTurbo engine with flexible fuel capability of up to E85. The new 1.5LEcoBoostengine offers 180 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 240 Nm of torque at 1,600-5,000 RPM – more than a naturally aspirated 2.0L engine – while also delivering fuel efficiency at approximately 14 kilometers per one liter. The engine uses the core EcoBoost technologies of turbocharging, high-pressure direct fuel-injection and Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing to ensure optimum performance. A new aluminum engine block helps to reduce weight, which improves performance and efficiency. A new cylinder head design with improved cooling and an integrated e x h a u s t m a n i f o l d i m p r ov e s efficiency by delivering a more efficient feed of air into the engine and helping it to operate at optimal temperatures. By minimizing the distance exhaust gases travel from the cylinders to the turbocharger, the integrated manifold also reduces turbo lag for rapid torque delivery. A more refined Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system further improves the driving experience with more precise steering and lower effort, while reducing unwanted damping and providing excellent feedback to the driver. The new Ford Focus features computer-designed high-strength steel, creating an exceptionally strong and lightweight body shell. The ultra-high-strength and boron steel making up the skeletal structure are up to four times stronger than traditional steel. It is also equipped with an advanced airbag system with six airbags, comprised of two dual front airbags, two side front airbags and two side curtain airbags. The new Ford Focus is manufactured at the Ford Thailand manufacturing facility in Rayong.
Singapore Tourism Board offers special deals for Thai Travelers
For people who are looking for holiday destinations, why don’t you take Singapore into consideration? Whether it is a short or long holiday, this island city will never fail to impress you. Besides, there is no better time to go to Singapore than now because there are tons of special promotions offered by Singapore Tourism Board and numbers of partners that will make your trip become even better throughout the rest of 2016. Start off with the promotion from ‘Scoot’ Airline where you can get 15 percent off eligible Economy and ScootBiz fare classes for direct flights to Singapore by just entering the discount code when you make the online purchase. What to do when you are in Singapore? Just drop by at Gardens by the Bay and visit Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Don’t forget to do the online booking in advance because you can get a special price for the entrance ticket. For those of you who wish to experience something uniquely fun, just purchase the special price ticket for Dolphin Discovery Program because you will receive the Adventure Cove Waterpark One-Day Pass for free! And for the upcoming Halloween Day, the Halloween Horror Nights 6 at Universal Studios Singapore are waiting with the special promotion for the entrance ticket.
Moreover, there are many special discounts from various attractions such as Singapore Cable Car, Sentosa, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park to create memorable treasured moments in Singapore. One other highlighted deal is special 50 percent discount for hotel accommodation and Singapore Free & Easy Package (3D2N) including round-trip airport transfer when booking via Asiatravel.com. Last but not least, free! 20 SGD shopping voucher from ION Orchard (500 baht) for the first 500 travelers
who purchase packages or air-ticket to Singapore from participating airline partners from now until Dec 31. And redemption period is until Dec 31 on a first come first serve basis while stocks last. For additional information visit www.yoursingapore.com/th_th/ deals.html.
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Our Community Pattaya students at Rio 2016 by Derek Franklin
Redemptorist Center Chapel Catholic Mass Schedule
It has been a busy summer for sport with the Olympics and Paralympic Games adding to the regular sporting schedule. Thailand once again participated in both events and as in previous years the Paralympians returned home to the Land of Smiles with more gold, silver and bronze medals than their Olympic compatriots. Every four years, since Thailand joined the Paralympic Games in 1984, the athletes with disabilities have won more medals than the able bodied athletes. This year they won six gold, six silver and six bronze medals. And yet they do not get as much recognition, neither do they receive the same financial rewards as the able bodied; the two Thai gold medalists at the Olympics received 12 million baht each from the government, plus much more from private companies; the six gold medalists returning from the Paralympics will receive just over seven million. Of the 45 athletes who participated at the Rio Paralympics, seven are former students at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities here in Pattaya. The Thai athletes competed in 14 sports and 63 different events and the seven
former students, two females and five male, competed in a variety of sports including athletics, javelin, powerlifting, boccia, table tennis and pistol shooting; most took up their chosen sport after being introduced to it while studying at the school. Watcharaphon Vongsa, who is a wheelchair user due to having cerebral palsy, joined the school in 2009 to study Computer Science, but left early to train with the national Boccia team which went to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where he won a gold medal. Since then he has traveled the world competing in his sport and following the Rio Games he returned to Thailand with two gold medals which he won in the mixed individual Boccia competition and also as a member of the team competition. Former electronics student
Pichaya Kurattanasir carried home a bronze medal which he won in the 1500 m wheelchair race. Another former student, and a current teacher at the school, Narong Kasanun, came fourth in the 58 kgs powerlifting division, lifting a final weight of 165 kgs, almost two and a half times his own body weight, not an easy task when you have no use of your lower limbs. Since itâ€™s founding in 1984 the school has a long tradition of encouraging its students to take up a sport, not only for fun, but to give a sense of achievement, to build confidence and in many instances students have been selected to represent the school, the province and the Kingdom at national and international competitions. When the next Paralympic Games opens in Tokyo in 2020, the Thai team will
once again compete, and as the parade of athletes enters the stadium many will be former students at the school in Pattaya. Once again the Paralympians will more than likely return with more medals than their able bodied fellow citizens and still receive less recognition and less reward money, something many rely on to provide for their families. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
4th Annual Blood Donation at Amari Pattaya
The management and team members of Amari Pattaya led by Richard Gamlin, resident manager (centre), together with The Thai Red Cross Society from Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital,
recently organized its blood donation activity at Amari Pattaya. A total of 22,350 cc of blood was collected from 55 donors, including team members and guests. With the aim to help save hospital
patients and accident victims in various regions nationwide, the donated blood was promptly delivered to The Thai Red Cross Society to help patients and people in need.
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Training Studio Espana Condo Resort 313 Grand Opening Pattaya Launch Party All the best of Thailand in one spectacular spa and training studio
Project developer, Blue Sky Group presented their latest project, Espana Condo Resort Pattaya to press, guests and clients during the three-day grand opening. Opera singers, bands, dancers and DJ’s provided the entertainment plus the overflowing food and beverage. About 85 percent of the total units were sold after the event.
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The 313 Training Studio recently held their grand opening at their health complex in Nongprue Soi 1. 313 founder Chalermwat Wimuktayon, CEO of Magna Carta Law Office, welcomed VIP’s and invited guests to the event. >> continued on L2
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313 Training Studio Grand Opening >> from L1 The 313 Training Studio offers three of Thailand's most well known arts, Urban Health Massage & Spa for spa treatments and traditional Thai massage and The White Lotus for Muay Thai training. Added features include swimming pool, as well as Smile Sauna for sauna and steam room. Train hard, and relax and rejuvenate. You can also share a meal with friends and family at the café. For more information visit www.313trainingstudio.com or call 038 248 079, 095 158 9900.
Three Kingdoms Dream Park revisited Three Kingdoms Park next to Horseshoe Point organized a party for travel agents, tour operators and the media featuring new shops, souvenirs and food stalls that soon will be open for tours and local visitors. The theme park is located beside Horseshoe Point. The theme park, based on the 14th century Chinese novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” was established by Kiarti Srifuengfung, founder of Asaha Glass Company. The park was created to focus on Buddhism and Chinese culture and philosophy. The Three Kingdoms Park contains three Chinese style pagodas and a long wall with murals, where scenes from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms epic are depicted. There also are a number of large Chinese vases and paintings showing scenes from the epic.
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Espana Condo Resort Pattaya Launch Party >> from L1 España Condo Resort Pattaya consists of seven eight-storey building with a total of 1,094 units. Facilities include library, ballroom, lounge, spa, Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, fitness center and cinema room. Construction starts on 4th quarter of 2016 and estimated completion on 4th quarter of 2018. This Spanish-inspired condominium is Blue Sky Group’s fourth development project in Pattaya.
Hilton Pattaya holds F&B Masters 2016 Hilton Pattaya recently held the 3rd F&B Masters. This event aims to encourage Hilton’s new generation chef, bartender and barista and to show their creativity and skills in food and beverage. F&B Masters consists of three rounds, hotel, country and regional. First round competition is the F&B Barista Cup under Mexican theme. Pakdee Aunpakdee, waitress from Edge Restaurant was announced the winner, while in second place was Suksanti Usaprom, bartender from Horizon Bar and Restaurant and Rattanasin Wongsila won third.
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Mr. Pattaya Healthy Guy 2016 Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri at Hotel Baraquda Sirindhorn presides over
Centara Barista Championship
Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel led by Cluster Director of Talent and Culture Atcharaporn Namdee (second from left, second row) along with the Baraquda management team welcome the finalists of the Mr. Pattaya Healthy Guy Challenge 2016 during their visit and lunch at S.E.A. restaurant.
Winfried Hancke (3rd left), group director of operations and beverage at Centara Hotels & Resorts, together with Christian Delodder (2nd left), national business manager of Jacobs Douwe Egberts TH Ltd., organized the Centara Barista Championship 2016, where a total of 20 baristas competed for the prestigious award and prize money. The competition was held at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Wim N.M. Fagel (right), general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, and Jonathan Paul Snow (left), operations manager – food and beverage of Centara Hotels & Resorts, congratulated Sangsuk Kham-ant from Centara Kata Resort Phuket, (5th left), the overall winner of Centara Barista Championship 2016 and the recipient of the “Best Signature Drink” maker; Atsadang Muensida (4th left), first runner-up, from Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, and Siripapha Cherchusakunchai (6th left), the second runner-up and the “Latte Art Award” winner, from Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao.
the opening ceremony of the BDMS Academic Annual Meeting 2016
A-One welcome chief judge of the Criminal Court
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presided over the opening ceremony of the BDMS Academic Annual Meeting 2016 at InterContinental Bangkok. On hand to welcome Her Royal Highness was the entire hotel management team, led by general manager Thomas Schmelter and hotel manager Pattama Yoshimura. Organized by the Bangkok Dusit Medical Service (BDMS), the BDMS Academic Annual Meeting, the event’s objective is to create opportunities for medical personnel, including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and other medical professionals, to learn about new concepts and advances in science and technology from distinguished guest speakers from both Thailand and abroad.
Hilton Pattaya welcomes Kleun Cheewit TV Drama from Channel 3
Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa welcome President of the Supreme Administrative Court
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Phatrarika Phatraprasit (3rd right), director of business development Hilton Pattaya welcomes Mark-Prin Suparat (left), Yaya-Urassaya Sperbund (3rd left) and other actors and actresses from Kleun Cheewit Thai soap opera during their filming at the hotel’s Seaboard ballroom. The Kleun Cheewitdrama will air on Channel 3.
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An enjoyable evening, led by Dr. Chatchawin and Daranee Charoen-Rajapark along with InterContinental Bangkok’s General Manager Thomas Schmelter, welcome celebrity Chef Theo Randall to Bangkok was recently held at Theo Mio - Italian Kitchen, InterContinental Bangkok. The event was a great success with Chef Randall’s specially-created five-course dinner menu and his perfectly-recommended wine pairings. By meal’s end, everyone was in agreement Theo Mio - Italian Kitchen is one of the best Italian restaurants in Bangkok - with its stylish look, outstanding cuisine and unsurpassed service.
Centra by Centara Maris team led Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager, welcome VIP Pollution Control Department headed by Thalearngsak Petchsuwan, director of Air Quality and Noise Management Bureau, Pollution Control Department. There was also Centra Maris launched Green Friday Campaign which all staffs wear green t-shirt and use linen bag every last Friday of the month. The propose of activity is safety environment and to reduce global warming for sustainability.
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Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBoost Turbo S Downsized, Powered-Up, Fully Kitted and Sharp looking
by John K. Lindgren Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com
FORD has done it again, the third gen Ford Focus compact family hatchback called C-segment in Europe and one of the most common cars in the UK with 1.5 million sold. Ford Focus has also won many victories on the WRC (World Rally Championship) circuit.
As in the current global trend of engine-downsizing, new Ford Focus 180hp 1.5 engine is not only more powerful than the previous 2.0 liter, 170hp model but also less thirsty. Now drinking 14.4 kpl, Focus has also a new six-speed torque-converter automatic box replacing the old twinclutch gearbox. Styling: The new Ford Focus is totally refreshed outside in. Now boasting sleek, modern, toned and aggressive design elements. At the first sight you'll notice the sculpted hood with the Aston Martinesque grille. Slim front headlamps with integrated daytime running lights. The side view reveals a lower, wider stance to emphasize muscular presence. The rear looks cool with a sleek tailgate and a thinner tail lamp cluster. The sculpted rear spoiler enhances aerodynamics. The wheels are sporty 17 inch alloys. Exterior colors to choose from: Winning Blue, Black, Magnetic Grey, Frozen White and Candy Red. Interior: Clean, stylish and modern cabin with leather upholstery. Power seat for the driver and armrest plus a useful grab handle on the driver's side. The youngat-heart drivers appreciate this detail. The revised recessed instruments and reorganized switches is Ford's idea of form follows function. The comfortable rear seats space fit two adults with adequate leg and headroom. The cabin is also quieter thanks to thicker carpets and more insulation in door trim and improved engine insulation. The trunk in the back is what you expect in a 5-door hatchback, a tad limited. But I still managed to fit my new IKEA“Markus” swivel office chair. A heavy and bulky flat-pack. No problem. Fold the rear seats. Voila! Bells & Whistles: First vehicle in Thailand to come with ‘SYNC 3’, Ford’s latest in-car hands-free connectivity system with an advanced infotainment system that includes a high resolution 8 inch color display. This display gives intuitive control of several key functions including phone, audio, climate control via voice or touch. SYNC 3 supports Apple Car Play including the Android Auto for Android mobile users. One of the new Ford Focus highlights is the Enhanced Active Park Assist, which builds upon Ford’s popular Parallel Park Assist with the addition of Perpendicular Park Assist. No hands on the steering
wheel concept! Once activated, the system scans for available parking spaces alongside other cars. When it finds one, the system takes control of the car’s steering to guide the vehicle into the space while the driver controls the shifting, braking and acceleration. Perpendicular Park Assist uses two new ultrasonic sensors on the rear of the car, which also enables. ParkOut Assist. Park-Out Assist takes the stress out of exiting a parallel parking space by taking control of the steering while the driver operates the brake and accelerator when reversing from a perpendicular parking space. Engine: The new Focus is propelled by a revised, downsized, compact yet powerful and fuel efficient 1.5L fourcylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shift. This EcoBoost unit pumps out 180 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. Ford Focus is a flexible-fuel vehicle and runs on E20 and E85 gasohol plus 91, 95 gasohol and pure gasoline (petrol) 95. Safety: Advanced airbag system with six airbags; two dual front airbags, two side front airbags and two side curtain airbags. In urban driving up below 50 km/h, an improved Active City Stop system
can help to mitigate low-speed collisions. Using a windshield-mounted sensor to detect braking, slower-moving or stationary vehicles in front, the system pre-charges the brakes if the car is approaching a vehicle in front too quickly. The drive: As soon as you step on it the turbo kicks in. You'll realize this is a more than a compact family hatchback. This is a beastly hot-hatch. A wolf in sheep's clothes. The three spoke leather wrapped wheel has none of that hard plastic feel but a pleasant softness to the touch, another unique new Focus feature. Once on the motorway you'll immediately realize that this car for the pro-active driver. Racingstyle sports suspension for tight cornering and high-way cruising. The Electric PowerAssisted Steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to provide easier, lighter steering when parking and firmer steering for more control on motorways. Great overall handling at high speeds and outstanding brakes, too. Verdict: Ford’s tagline is “Go Further”. This is what FoMoCo has done. The new Ford Focus EcoBoost is bolder, more powerful, more dynamic and packed with advanced technologies and SUPER FUN to drive! Ford Focus is manufactured at the Ford Auto Alliance plant in Rayong and comes in only one trim, price: 1.099 million baht. Same price range as Honda Civic 1.5L but 100,000 baht cheaper than the range-topping Civic RS. A Focus test drive is recommend at your nearest Ford dealer.
Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBoost Sport Engine: 1.499cc 1.5 petrol-turbo Power: 180 hp Torque: 240 Nm Gearbox: 6-speed automatic Top speed: 220 km/h Combined fuel consumption: 14.4 kpl Price: 1,099 million baht www.ford.co.th
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Mick & Di The Food Lovers
The Royal Cliff’s deVine Wine Club
Grandly Hosts a Talamonti’s Abruzzo Wine Dinner Pattaya’s foodiegentsia and oenophiles gathered recently in the opulence of the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar to enjoy the latest deVine Wine Club dinner. The host for the evening was Salvatore Campione, the international sales manager for the Asia Pacific and Middle East Market of Azienda Vinicola Talamonti, who selected the six wines to accompany the exquisite food of Executive Chef Walter Thenisch. Graciously presided over by Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, these occasions are eagerly anticipated and enthusiastically
Oven Roasted Galician Rib Eye
Raw Yellowfin Tuna Ravioli
attended. The wine growing estate Talamonti was founded in 2001 in Loreto Aprutino, a municipality in the Pescara region. Father Alfredo and his daughter Antonella Di Tonno who run the winery today encountered the winemaking traditions of Abruzzo with great respect, but also with an undisguised view for new oenological processes. Pre-dinner canapés launched the evening paired with an excellent Prosecco Cuvee 1821 D.O.C. which was later followed by the assembled guests moving down to the Royal Grill Room where the tables had
Butter Poached Maine Lobster Tail
been set and the wines ready for the first pouring of the evening, a Trebi Trebbiano d’Abruzzo D.O.C. 2015. Made from 100 percent eponymous grape, this increasingly popular wine displays a superb quality with a refreshing and perfect balance and elegant flavours. Chef had excelled himself with an innovative starter of molded raw yellowfish tuna in the style of ravioli served with torn basil leaves, crunchy croutons and puddles of Kalamata tapenade. Next followed another standout dish of soft butter-poached Maine lobster tail with baby pea shoots, butternut squash and a lively
pistachio vinaigrette. Another dream of a dish with its soft, tender lobster and exciting vegetables, it needed a special wine to complement the delicate nuances. Trabocchetto Pecorino Colline Pescaresi I.G.T. 2014 with its light skinned grape, minerally dry with an elegant floral base of arcacia and jasmine filled the bill completely. A refreshing green apple and peach sorbet refreshed the palate before embarking on the next three courses. Moda Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C. 2014 has won numerous prizes and is one of the most popular wines of the region. Exhibiting a strong, robust colour and yet yielding soft flavours and gentle tannins it is a pleasure to drink this this wine. Combined with the new marriage of oven roasted Galician Rib Eye Steak, porciini mushrooms, wilted Tusan Kale, vine ripened vine tomatoes and a Barolo wine reduction, it is a heavenly confluence. Steak doesn’t get any better than this critically acclaimed beef with its legendary reputation. Reared between 8 and 12 years for extraordinary depth, flavour and texture. High steaks indeed to produce this quality of beef.
Cheese and the best Italian at that then made a play for our table. Sweet luscious Gorgonzola, Parmesan, a soft cow's cheese, and mountain cheeses together with another gem of the evening, a rich Tre Saggi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013. What a great wine this is, cardinal red with purple hues and a complex and inviting nose culiminating in a long elegant finish. The dessert course again pulled out more surprises with a deconstructed tiramisu and a perfectly lovely Castello del Poggio Moscato I.G.T. NV with its straw yellow colour, golden reflections and intense flavours of scents and peaches, it enchanted with its fresh pleasantly sweet character. Coffee, tea and almond biscottis by Chef Frederic of Paris provided the final the last goodnight kiss and sweetly lowered the curtain to another extraordinary deVine Wine Club dinner. Our hats off to all involved. These superb deVine Wine Club Dinners are held every few months and members and non-members are always welcome. Details on membership is on request from The Royal Cliff Hotels Group website on www.royalcliff.com.
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F&B Promotions Delightful dining experience
Simply Sensational “Red Sangria”
Pad Thai Poo Nim
at DeeLite, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel
Plump, ripe, red tomatoes arDoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok offers more delightful choices for lunch and dinner at DeeLite, the hotel’s unique, retro-style all-day dining bar and restaurant.
Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel’s master mixologists concocted something new for the latest cocktail of the month – “Lush and Boozy” Red Sangria. Indulge in a glass of pure Latin pleasure as you while away the time beside the pool or take in the incomparable views from the rooftop Sunset Lounge. The hotel even offers a pitcher begging to be shared! Available throughout the month of October at the pool bar or rooftop Sunset Lounge and priced at 250 baht net per glass or 500 baht net per pitcher.
at Mix Bistro, Centra BY Centara Maris Resort Jomtien
Lunch buffet Priced at 890 baht net, lunch buffet comprises a tempting mix of Asian and western dishes as well as healthy salads and delicious desserts. Dinner buffet Sunday to Wednesday guests can enjoy international buffet priced at 1,390 baht net, while seafood buffet is available Thursday to Saturday from 6:30 pm which includes quality imported oysters, tender Alaskan king crab and exquisite mussels from New Zealand, priced at 1,690 baht net.
For further information, contact 038 769 999 or info@hotelbaraquda. com.
Go Veg at Benihana Pattaya
Sunday Brunch buffet Guests can enjoy a real family affair at DeeLite while younger guests enjoy a separate menu along with fun activities and games in the kids room. The brunch options include caviar, freshly imported oysters, Alaskan king crab, New Zealand mussels and a carving station, plus an amazing selection of delicious home-made desserts. Sunday Brunch is priced at 1,690 baht net including free-flow of soft drinks. DeeLite restaurant is located on level 1 of DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok. Operating for lunch from 12 to 2:30 pm and dinner from 6 to 10 pm.
The Vegetarian Festival is with us again, Benihana prepared a menu of wonderful fresh vegetarian dishes in Teppanyaki style. The chef shows just how creative cooking with vegetable can be for you to enjoy during this festival. Price is 650 baht net per set menu. Benihana Pattaya is located on the 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza.
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Thanksgiving: Twice As Festive In 2016
Vegetarian Festival With Cantonese Flair
at InterContinental Bangkok
at Summer Palace, InterContinental Bangkok
InterContinental Bangkok doubles its festive offerings this Thanksgiving with two dining promotions for a truly memorable celebration. At Espresso, enjoy a Thanksgiving feast including holiday must-haves such as succulent roast turkey with gravy, apple-walnut stuffing, all the trimmings and more.The buffet is available on November 24 only for dinner (6 to 10:30 pm) at 1,289 baht ++ per person. Fireplace Grill and Bar presents a five-course dinner menu showcasing Chef Sebastian Reischer’s culinary finesse: Beetroot salad and Goat cheese with herbs; Roast pumpkin bisque with rosemary;Turkey medallions with mushroom and sage, sous vide turkey breast with bread stuffing crust, cranberry sauce and gravy; Brussels sprouts with bacon, creamy garlic potato mash and green beans, and a dessert duo of pecan and pumpkin pie. Five-course Thanksgiving dinner menu is served on the evening of November 24, 2016 only at 3,200 baht ++ per person.
InterContinental Bangkok invites you to celebrate this year’s vegetarian festival with a variety of special Cantonese dishes from Summer Palace restaurant. Among the venue’s many authentic Cantonese offerings, a special vegetarian menu of healthy and hearty Chinese delicacies includes Braised fried tofu with black mushroom and vegetable, Classic deep-fried tofu with spicy salt, Braised cabbage radish vermicelli preserved bean curd sauce and many more. Available from October 1 to 10, 2016 for lunch (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) and dinner (6 to 10:30 pm).
For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 656 0444 or visit www.bangkok.intercontinental.com.
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Centra BY Centara Maris Resort Jomtien presents new experience to the traditional signature dish. For great taste “Pad Thai Poo Nim” combines the award-winning stir-fried noodles with soft-shell crab and homemade tamarind sauce. Available every day at Mix Bistro from 6 am to 11 pm. For more information and reservations, call 038 103 333 or e-mail cmj@ chr.co.th.
Brazilian BBQ makes a great Sunday night out on the beach at Coast Beach Club, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya A Brazilian BBQ on the beach at Coast Beach Club, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya makes a great Sunday evening for families, groups of friends, and couples out to enjoy the fun atmosphere and the views across the Bay of Pattaya. For the price of 899 baht ++ per person and with children below the age of 12 years charged at half price, an endless array of meats and seafood are char-grilled and served at the table on long swords by a team of passadors. Included in the price is a fresh salad from the enormous selection at the salad bar. The Brazilian BBQ is served every Sunday from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Coast Beach Club is set directly on the resort’s own beach and offers a choice of indoor and outdoor seating. For reservations, call 038 714 981.
Vegetarian Food at The World Restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld The World restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld offers a vegetarian menu with a huge variety of 10 special vegetarian cuisines from October 1 to 9 to mark the annual vegetarian festival, priced from 180 to 240 baht ++. Travel to the world of vegetarian happiness with Green curry vegetable in coconut milk, Spicy hot & sour mixed mushroom soup, Tofu with seaweed soup, Stir-fried vegetarian pork with hot basil, Stir-fried mixed vegetable, Fried rice with vegetarian chicken, Fried noodle with vegetable, Deepfried tofu and Deep-fried taro. The World restaurant is located on 24th floor of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. For information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or email email@example.com.
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Braised Lamb Shank with Sauteed Spinach
AMADEUS PRESENTS THE OTTAVIANI WINE DINNER
Chef Alberto Bruni
Amadeus is the latest incarnation for this imposing restaurant which sits at the corner of Jomtien Soi 5. Under the aegis of it’s new owners, the ebullient chef, Alberto Bruni (latterly of Centara Grand Mirage and Sofitel Centara Grande Bangkok) and his charming wife, Photchani (Kikka) Kaeosathit, it has been reinvented, revamped and has emerged a three zoned leisure destination with a laid-back
tapas restaurant, a sleek, uber-sophisticated fine dining area and a super-sophisticated urbane cocktail lounge with classy leather sofas, low level tables and flatteringly subdued lighting making it the perfect place to sit back, relax and sip luxury cocktails. The snazzily lit cocktail is more than well stocked with speciality spirits, including eight brands of tequila, all the proprietary brands needed and a plethora of Italian liquers that are enjoyed as apertivos, digestives and often also important ingredients for some of Italy’s favourite desserts. For casual dining, sit in the front conservatory-like restaurant with window tables overlooking the street and a big ingredience-filled fridge where all the tapas mixture are on display and where the two hams on the bone, an Italian boneless ham prepared according to an age-old recipe by Benedictine monks, covered with red and green pepper for its unmistakable branding. The other is the famous Spanish Iberico Jamon made exclusively from black Iberian pigs both just waiting to be sliced and enjoyed. We were invited to enjoy the restaurant's latest event, an Ottaviani Wine Dinner. This Emilia-Romagna wine estate is truly a family business passed down from generation to generation in continual development. Davide is the wine maker, Milena heads administration, Marco the logistics guru and Massimo the globe trotter who touches down on 25 countries a year to spread the word of wine and love of his country. We met Massimo at the wine dinner and a more enthusiastic export manager we are yet to meet.
The evening was launched with flutes of Sinfonia Sparkling Chardonnay Ottaviani to set the scene for the pageant of dishes to come. The first course featured creamy Burrata Mozzarella and heritage tomatoes amalgamated together to produce the famous Caprese salad bursting with flavours and textures but with the added element of the drizzled black fish roe. Paring with this dish was a Filare 15 Cabenet Ottaviani. A compact ruby red, full flavoured and rich with tannins made surprisingly good friends with the vibrant salad. Next up was a labour of love for Chef Alberto, Fregole pasta with Italian sausage and Porcini mushrooms. A Sardinian speciality pasta, it is known as Sardinian cous cous for its texture and appearance. Labour intensive, the pasta is half roasted and then stirred with lashings of stock in the mode of risotto. Porcini mushrooms shine through the dish accompanied by the much loved Italian sausage for textural interplay. It was accompanied by a Cabernet Sangiovese, Novecentro 28 Ottaviani, rich in fruit with a opulent ruby taste, it effortlessly fused with the vitality of the pasta. The main course produced a house signature slow braised lamb shank (36 hours) with sautéed spinach. Is there a better way to serve lamb? Soft, moist and mouth-watering, it fell away from the bone to merge with the gravy jus and vegetables. Mick called it one of the best he had eaten in a very long while. The powerful bottle to vie with this full-bodied dish was the celebrated Merlot Rubicone Ottaviani. 100 percent Merlot with a big 15 percent alcohol content with its spicy, fruity flavours, it proved the perfect gentlemen to escort the lovingly prepared lamb. An Oreo cheesecake with a wild berry sauce sweetly concluded the evening. The a la carte menu is an interesting collection of tapas, steaks, pittzas, and much more. Where to start from the 20-item tapas menu? Prices range from B.95 to B.145 for the steamed marinated seafood in olive oil and the kitchen will prepare a selection of a dozen dishes for sharing (B.1,200) or orders can be placed individually for each portion. Chef prepared us a tasting menu of dishes and we were served Bresaola rolls with Mascarpone cheese, marinated carpaccio of Trentino beef
with rocket and cheese, octopus with potato salad, smoked salmon with cheese, servings of those superb hams accompanied by big juicy Italian olives and a brilliant Speck smoked ham. It was all outstanding, the quality of the ingredients top notch topped with excellent preparation and sourcing. Pizzas are thin, crisp and traditional, Twenty Thieves Platter Margherita (B.270) through Diavola (spicy salami), Italian sausage with tomato, mozzarella and mushroom to the top of the pile the Amadeus special of tomato, mozzarella, smoked salmon and shrimps. Beef eaters won’t be disappointed with the grilled Australian grain fed rib eye (B.950) or the impressive grilled super steak of Australian Wagyu 4 prime rib weighing in at over 1 kg for all you trencherman out there. Amadeus is an on trend, contemporary Italian restaurant which serves a terrific array of quality tapas and top notch Italian cuisine which fits with any occasion or social gathering, it can provide the lavishness of fine dining or the zoosh of a tapas plate complemented by creative cocktails and fine wines. Forecourt parking is available if you flash your lights at the barrier for admittance. Amadeus is opposite Rompho Market at the corner of Soi 5, Jomtien Second Road. Open daily from 5 to 11 pm Tel: 095 7181 534 The wines are available at IF and B Store on Sukhumvit road 50 meters before Pattaya Klang coming from Pattaya Tai.
Hotel Promotions Chill Out Friday Night Party at Mercure Pattaya Hotel Let’s get the party started! Mercure Pattaya Hotel invites you and your friends to join the 4th Chill Out Party Night on Friday, October 7, 2016, for a night you simply won’t forget. Entry is only 100 baht including one drink with all other fantastic food and delicious drinks on offer at an irresistible 100 baht nett. So make a date in your diary and enjoy the sensational sounds of “The Value” live band and the coolest music at Aqua Bar from 6 pm to 1 am. For further information or to reserve a table, call 038 425 050 or visit www.mercurepattaya.com.
Enjoy Pattaya’s newest water park Ramayana with Royal Cliff’s Splash Adventure Package Add a little excitement to your holiday with Royal Cliff ’s Splash Adventure Package! This is in partnership with Ramayana water park which features over 60 acres of water fun for you and your family including 21 awesome water rides, kid zones, double wave pool, lazy river, relaxation pools and many more! Make the most out of your getaway by experiencing the thrills and spills of Thailand’s largest water park while enjoying exclusive benefits and an unforgettable luxurious stay at the Royal Cliff! Enhance your stay in Pattaya where you’re guaranteed to experience exceptional service at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group along with a diverting excursion at Ramayana Water Park. Fast track entry passes and many more benefits exclusive for hotel guests. Book now and take advantage of this package before it ends! Package Includes: • Accommodation with breakfast (Mini Suite Plus, Grand Sea View, 2-Bedroom Theme Suite, 2-Bedroom Regency Suite, Royal Wing Suite) • All-day tickets to Ramayana Water Park with guaranteed access to Fast Check In lane upon entry (2 tickets for normal rooms and 4 for suites) • Welcome drink upon arrival
• Fruit basket in room on arrival • Ice cream vouchers at the Infini Ice Cream Bar (2 for normal rooms and 4 for suites) • Exclusive drink at Ramayana Water Park • 5 percent discount for food and beverage, lockers, cabana rental, towel rental, retail items and spa (if guests enroll in Ramayana’s free membership program online) • Ramayana Transfer Service to and from the waterpark (120 baht per person per way) • Full-day membership at Fitz Club - Racquets, Health & Fitness • Option to extend stay at a special price For more information or to book this package, contact reservations at 038 250 421 ext 2820 or e-mail email@example.com.
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recognizing the cause of the problem and its physical source, we can use the same element to cure it by diluting it into the minimum strength. In effect being a similar method as a vaccination! How does Omeoformula 1-2-3 works? Omeoformula 1-2-3 helps to reduce weight to firm the areas and works to detoxify your body at the source of the problem. Every natural ingredient in Omeoformula 1-2-3 will act in a different phase and work systemically to synergize each other into the best possible effects. The four-phase action of Omeoformula 1-2-3 is: 1-Detoxification is the most important procedure to eliminate and release all waste and toxins from the body. These accumulate and are caught in our bodies, leading to obesity and excess weight gain, fat deposits, and cellulite. Omeoformula 1-2-3 will help supporting the functionality of physiological pathways of the liver, kidney, and lymphatic systems through a detoxifying process. The fewer toxins in our body, the better you can lose weight and healthier you are. 2-Increased metabolism is the second mode of action; Omeoformula 1-2-3 will accelerate these metabolic processes. The better your metabolic systems works, the better fat can be burned. 3-Good circulation will help transport all those nutrients in the blood to damaged cells. Thus, cells can regenerate themselves and health is returned. Nutrition and Cell therapy is the third mode of action with Omeoformula 1-2-3. This is achieved by supplying nutrients to the cells in the right quantities and proper sequence so that all cells can repair themselves and health can then be restored. 4-Restructuring is the fourth action of Omeoformula 1-2-3. After all the cells in
the body are provided with all nutrients and cell tissues the needed, they will reorder themselves naturally. Your body will be rebalanced and recharge itself into top form. Your immune system will be strengthened to fight intrusive toxins and diseases. Your body will learn to eliminate fat and defend itself from being attacked by free radicals and the unhealthy environment–finally keeping you in good shape and healthier forever. How many Omeoformula 1-2-3 sessions are needed to produce good results? As there are many factors to weight gain, and each individual is different, the results of each treatment will vary in accordance with the individual and his/her build. Omeoformula 1-2-3 will help adjust the balance of your body by detoxifying, accelerating metabolism and blood circulation, supplying nutrition, and rejuvenating the whole body so that it
can easily fight the causes of weight gain. The more efficiently your body can burn calories, the slimmer you will be. All these processes will happen naturally without any ill effects. Omeoformula 1-2-3 will help you get rid of fatty deposits and keep you healthy forever. Look better, feel better! Each session consists of painless injections in problem areas and follows acupuncture lines. Omeoformula 1-2-3 is a natural basedtreatment procedure that helps in reducing and adjusting your weight excellently and for the long term. We recommend that you take a weekly course of 7 to 10 times sessions, followed by 1 or 2 times a month after the course is finished to help maintain good results. Please consult expert physician before taking treatment. For more information contact Thonglor Clinic 038 252 055.
fairness-fitness-finery Spa Promotions Spa Buffet at Cense by SPA Cenvaree, Centra BY Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Enjoy a spa buffet where you can select any spa treatment for two hours. Choose from the following selections: Herbal steam therapy, Botanical bliss scrub, Galangal firming wrap, Aromatherapy oil massage, Thai massage, Head massage, Foot massage, Nourishing organic facial. Special offer: 2,000 baht nett per person and 2,800 baht nett for couple. For more information or reservations, contact 038 103 333 ext 7501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Honeymoon retreat package for couple at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Honeymoon retreat package couple’s spa journey is developed based on rituals traditionally given to brides and grooms before their marriage ceremony. The 210-minute spa journey begins with body brushing for nutrient absorption followed by 30-minute mochaccino mud body wrap to detoxify skin and allow it to absorb minerals that tone and restore skin. Next, a soothing 30-minute body scrub with succulent strawberry then an 85-minute soothing massage of vanilla shea butter to moisturize skin. Finally, a 60-minute Thai herbal facial massage using lemongrass toner, almond scrub and multigrain mask that will leave you in a blissful state of relaxation. Priced at 9,500 baht ++ for couple. Spa Cenvaree is located on 26th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld and open daily from 9 am to 11 pm. For more information or reservation, contact 02 100 1234 ext 6511, 6516 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Anti-Aging Medicine Anti-Aging Medicine is not only meant for beauty but also can cure disease as well. Anti-Aging check up will observe the abnormalities in body with the help of new technology laboratory that can check hormones, minerals and vitamins as well as radicals, metabolism and liver by Dr. Natnicha Loichuen function in order to know source of health issues that will connect to chronic disease such as high blood pressure, fat, diabetes, coronary artery disease, allergy, SLE, rheumatoid and etc., as well as health disorders in elders. Medical treatment will focus in using nutraceuticals including vitamins and minerals which is safe. These reacts to body distinctly and have comparable standard to pharmaceutical grade such as using Alpha Lipoic Acid pharmaceutical grade which is suitable dose for diabetes patient. It can reduce average sugar level in blood and can protect nerve inflammation from diabetes and can reduce medicine intake in the long run than can lessen the damage to our body. Patient should take doctor's prescription which will be more efficient and safety.
Anti-aging medicine is based on principles of sound and responsible medical care that are consistent with those applied in other preventive health specialties. The anti-aging medicines nowadays aims to both extend lifespan as well as prolong health span, so it means it is not intended only for younger glowing skin but is it good as well if the client do have existing medical conditions and it really matters with the length of time that we are able to live productively and independently. For us, tackling aging is really about changing assumptions regarding what is and isn't possible for human life, health, and happiness. We believe that aging as we currently know it is not inevitable. We think everyone should enjoy a vibrant and productive life, not just in their early years, but into their 70s, 80s, and 90s. Through regenerative medicine, we can envision cures for many of today's most debilitating conditions, from heart disease and diabetes to renal failure. We can be healthier even if we get old as 90 year olds can be as healthy as 50 year olds are for today. With some anti aging medicines, we can really be healthier. We do believe in looking for ways to extend healthy life and have healthy living.
For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990, 086 3297 372 or visit Nicha Clinic located at 519/ 8, 9 -10 Moo 10 Pattaya 2nd Road., Nongprue, Banglamung. Pattaya City. Chonburi. Line ID: nichaclinic. Email: email@example.com. Visit www.nichaclinic.com for promotions.
Tropical Tress Tips for Tourists…and Expats
Whether you’re in Pattaya on a brief holiday or enjoying Paradise forever as an expat, take care to avoid damaging your hair in the tropical sun and heat. A great way to beat the heat is to keep hair off your neck. Ponytails, braids, ballerina buns, and topknots are classic summer styles. If you need help keeping your locks in place, use dry shampoo or hair powder to add grip, texture, and volume. A shorter, cropped ’do is an easier option -- pageboys and pixies always look cool. Ask your stylist for a face-flattering cut. Then there’s the damage to your hair caused by the sun. Just like your skin, UV rays can damage your hair. Too much sun dries it out and makes it prone to breakage. Cover up with a wide-brimmed hat or spray sunscreen on your hair and work it into the roots. Baby your sun-soaked hair with more moisture. Use a mask once or twice a week to condition, repair, and strengthen. For extremely dry, damaged, and brittle hair, mix in a few drops of oil before applying. Then, wrap hair in a warm, wet towel, and cover with a plastic bag for 5-10 minutes before rinsing well. Swimming in chlorinated pools can also pose hair problems — especially for blondes. Chlorine can leave you hair dull and sometimes even green in color. Restore your natural color by washing your hair with aspirin. Simply dissolve six tablets in water and coat hair. Rinse out after 10 minutes and repeat daily until color begins to brighten. Got frizzies? Tame those fly-aways with regular moisturizing to repair and strengthen the hair. Use treatment oils before styling (or a few drops mixed into
your conditioner) to smooth strands as well. Finish your style with a humidity-resistant hairspray. Not with a hair dryer. Taking the heat out of styling is a great way to stay cool (and keep hair healthy). With shorter styles, it’s easy to wash and go. To get loose, beachy waves, twist longer locks into a bun or topknot after washing at night. Take it down in the morning, smooth on a shine or texturizing product, and you’re good to go. At any length, a slicked-back 'do is a great summer look as well.
When you're born, you have about 300 bones. By the time you're a grownup, you've only got 206. The reason: As babies grow, some of their bones fuse together. Some infant bones are made entirely of soft, flexible tissue called cartilage that’s slowly replaced by hard bone as the baby develops.
diversions music / new release Revolution Radio – Green Day
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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya DEEPWATER HORIZON
Release Date September 29, 2016 Lead Actors Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson Director Peter Berg Writers Matthew Michael Carnahan, Matthew Sand Genre Action | Drama | Thriller
Release Date October 6, 2016 Lead Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo Director Oliver Stone Writers Oliver Stone, Kieran Fitzgerald Genre Action | Biography| Drama
Revolution Radio is the upcoming 12th studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day, due for release on October 7, 2016 through Reprise Records. The lead single, "Bang Bang", premiered on August 11, 2016. The album's title track, "Revolution Radio", was released on September 9, 2016. The song, "Still Breathing", was also released on September 23, 2016, prior to the album's release. It is their first album since 21st Century Breakdown (2009) to be recorded as a trio, after Jason White returned to being a touring member in 2016.
Cinebody S6 The iPhone is already great at shooting video. The Cinebody S6 makes it better. Designed to recall cameras of yore, it has its own microphone, a trigger that makes it easy to start and stop recording, a cold shoe for mounting accessories, a patentpending focusing eyepiece, and interchangeable 58mm lenses that give you more shooting options than the built-in glass. When used with the companion app, you can also control exposure, frame rate, and focus, giving you a filming rig far more versatile than the built-in Camera app. Orders will start shipping October.
GoPro Karma Drone
Leave your favorite mount behind and take to the skies with the GoPro Karma Drone. More than a simple camera drone, the Karma is actually a series of separate accessories that work together to deliver great-looking aerial footage. It starts with the quadcopter itself, which has a folding design, a top speed of 35mph, and a run time of 20 minutes. The Karma Grip stabilizer slides inside, doing its best to keep your video smooth whether it's attached to the drone, a standard GoPro mount, or handheld. Finally, the touchscreen controller lets even novices get up and running with ease. The entire kit packs into a backback case, and is compatible with the new GoPro Hero 5 Black, Hero 5 Session, and the Hero 4.
A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in US history.
The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.
upcoming shows by Pattaya Players
Pattaya Players Community Theatre presents two very exciting events this October Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner at the White Horse Pub of Eastern Grand Palace Hotel located on Soi Khao Talo (just off Sukhumvit Road) then head upstairs to watch the shows by Pattaya Players. Songs & Legends – Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8, 2016 To be presented in a style never before attempted by Pattaya Players the show will include four short story adaptations originally written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Crane, Robert W Service and Damon Runyon. These will be interspersed with some live music, monologues, and even a scary story to get you in the mood for Halloween. The show promises to be a complete night of total entertainment – songs and legends. Rocky Horror Sing-A-Long, Quiz Night & Halloween Bash – Saturday, 29 October 2016 Rocky Horror is finally coming to Pattaya. Join for a fun-filled Halloween event complete with buffet dinner, a sing-a-long of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and a trivia contest. Come dressed up for Halloween or your favorite Rocky Horror character and win amazing prizes. Prizes will also be awarded to the table who can answer the most quiz questions correctly. This is a special event you won't want to miss. Buffet dinner starts at 6 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. Price is 700 baht per person. Reserve your tickets in advance then simply pay at the door. Members of Pattaya Players will receive a 10 percent discount off the ticket price. To purchase your membership, contact Pattaya Players or you can also join at the door. Membership includes a 10 percent discount at all performances throughout the year. For bookings, reservations or more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 094 772 0162, or visit www.facebook.com/groups/ pattayaplayers and www.pattayaplayers.org.
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The Kingdom’s finest real estate is rewarded at the Thailand Property Awards 2016 MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation collected eight awards including Best Developer at the 11th annual Thailand Property Awards 2016. This year’s event was attended by more than 600 guests and leading figures including VIP guest and speaker Suwat Liptapanlop, former deputy prime minister of Thailand. Top winner MQDC’s megadevelopments along the Chao Phraya River won several gongs, including Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) for The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, and Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) for Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM. The former also received the Best Condo Development (Thailand) award. A few more accolades went to other Chao Phraya River-based projects, proving once again that the super prime location is among the top draws for Bangkok’s luxury real estate segment. Menam Residences received the Best High-Rise High End Condo Development (Bangkok) trophy, while Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel by multiple nominee Minor Hotels made a clean sweep with four gongs, including three awards for design and one for Best Hotel Development – a category which had no other contenders. Elsewhere, PACE Development’s MahaSamutr, which features the largest man-made crystalline lagoon in Thailand, took home three awards for Best Residential Architectural Design,
Best Luxury Villa Development (Hua Hin) and Best Villa Development (Thailand). The second decade of the Thailand Property Awards introduced eight new categories. Among the new awards was a Special Recognition in Sustainable Development, which was presented to Best Developer winner MQDC. MQDC also earned the Best Green Development accolade for the Whizdom Avenue Ratchada – Ladprao high-end project, a two-time winner this year. A total of 33 award categories were presented at the black-tie gala at Plaza Athenee Bangkok (a Royal Meridien hotel) to the Kingdom’s best developers and developments, plus one special award for the Real Estate Personality of the Year, Dr Suriya Poolvoralaks, managing director of Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) finalist Major Development, who was chosen
by the editors of Property Report for leading one of the country’s top names in the luxury segment. Thailand’s top winners are now eligible to compete in the 6th South East Asia Property Awards 2016 grand finals to be held in Singapore on 24 November for the Best of the Best honours in South East Asia. They will be facing national winners from seven other ASEAN countries. The complete list of Winners and Highly Commended at the 11th Thailand Property Awards 2016: DEVELOPER Best Developer Winner: MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Best Boutique Developer Winner: Siamese Asset Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Global Top Group Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Lucky Living Properties Co., Ltd.
Best Green Development Winner: Whizdom Avenue Ratchada – Ladprao by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Special Recognition in CSR Winner: Sansiri PLC Special Recognition in Sustainable Development Winner: MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation BEST OF THE BEST Best Commercial Development (Thailand) Winner: Siam Discovery by Siam Piwat Co., Ltd. Best Villa Development (Thailand) Winner: MahaSamutr by PACE Development Best Condo Development (Thailand) Winner: The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation DEVELOPMENT Best Ultra Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) Winner: The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Highly Commended: Marque Sukhumvit by Major Residences Company Limited Continued on page 4/24
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Property The Thailand Property Awards 2016 Eastern Seaboard Winners! This year’s Thailand Property Awards once again proved to be another spectacular event with the gala dinner well attended by the country’s real estate elite. The gala dinner was sold out with more than 600 guests; a record breaking number of attendees! All of the leading real estate agents, property developers, interior designers and architects from throughout the nation's housing, condominium, commercial and hospitality industries were in attendance at the Athenee Crystal Hall, Plaza Athenee Bangkok ‘A Royal Meridian’ on Thursday September 22. The evening began with an entertaining reception, where you could enjoy fine wines and appetizers while mixing with the industry elite, and was followed by a four-course dinner while the awards were being presented. Without question these highly regarded and much soughtafter awards once again showed themselves to be the highest symbol of achievement that a company or an individual can aspire to in Thailand’s world class
real estate industry. This year’s event was hailed as an outstanding success, owing to the efforts of organizer Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the Asia Property Awards. In just 10 years Terry and his team have created a cutting-edge awards venue. In each of those years, in every category, more and more entries have been submitted from around the country, enhancing the competitive nature of the contest. “More than 200 developments entered this year–up 32 per cent from 2015-- and a record-breaking number of entries were chosen,” Blackburn noted, adding, “The quality of nominations and entries was exceptional, pushing the bar
by Clayton Wade Managing Director
Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. firstname.lastname@example.org
ever higher, showing the growth and diversity of Thailand's robust real estate industry.” He went on to say, “It was good to see so many major players supporting our efforts. I was particularly pleased to have such an engaging keynote speaker as Suwat Liptapanlop, former deputy prime minister of Thailand.” Blackburn pointed out that “The judging process was more rigorous than ever this year, from having a central Bangkok panel make the initial short-lists and then regional judging teams undertake site inspections for the condo, villa, commercial and hotel categories.” As the final list of winners was delivered to the podium by
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
Paul Ashburn of BDO, one of Thailand's largest accounting and advisory firms, those of us from the Eastern Seaboard— sat together excitedly looking forward to learning which of our entries might win. The Eastern Seaboard Best Villa Development Award went to Baan Dusit Pattaya 5 by Dusit Group. Eastern Seaboard judge Vera Key presented the award to the Dusit Group’s Jarin Changlek and Pirawatt Changlek. The pair also accepted the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Affordable Condo Development Award for the Dusit Grand Park condominium, presented by Eastern Seaboard judge Thanyamai Totharong. The Best Affordable Condo Highly Commended award went to The
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
Cloud Condo by the Global Top Group. The Eastern Seaboard’s Best Luxury Condo Development Award went to The Riviera Wongamat Beach by The Riviera Group. Accepting the award were project owners Winston and Sukanya Gale who were absolutely ecstatic. It was just two years ago that Winston Gale received the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Luxury Condo award for The Palm Condominium on Wongamat. Receiving the Best Luxury Condo Highly Commended award was Aeras Condominium by The Urban Property and One Tower by 1 Group Development. Finally, top honors went to Pattaya’s own Global Top Group for Thailand’s Best Boutique Developer highly-commended award. This was the first time in the Thailand Property Awards history that an Eastern Seaboard developer won in this category. As you can see, the Eastern Seaboard stacked up some impressive wins. It makes one realize just how competitive Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard have become--and continue to be--in Thailand’s residential, commercial and hospitality real estate game. Bravo, Eastern Seaboard!
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 email@example.com.
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Property Continued from page 1/21
The Kingdom’s finest real estate is rewarded at the Thailand Property Awards 2016 Best Luxury Condo Development (Bangkok) Winner: Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Highly Commended: Saladeang One by SC Asset Corporation PLC Best Low-Rise High End Condo Development (Bangkok) Winner: LIV@49 by Lucky Living Properties Co., Ltd. Best High-Rise High End Condo Development (Bangkok) Winner: Menam Residences by Menam Residences Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Whizdom Avenue Ratchada – Ladprao by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Best Low-Rise Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok) Winner: Villa Lasalle Sukhumvit 105 by Origin Property Public Company Limited Highly Commended: Proud III Condominium by Tri Property Co., Ltd. Best High-Rise Affordable Condo Development (Bangkok) Winner: Whizdom Station Ratchada – Thapra by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited Highly Commended: Knightsbridge Sky River Ocean by Origin Property Public Company Limited Highly Commended: The Stage Taopoon Interchange by Real Asset Development Co., Ltd. Best Housing Development (Bangkok) Winner: 749 Residence by Pannaphat Development Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Setthasiri Charan – Pinklao by Sansiri PLC
Highly Commended: VILLAZZO 10 by A-List Development Best Condo Development (Phuket) Winner: Twinpalms Residences MontAzure by MontAzure Highly Commended: Saturdays Residence by The Attitude Club Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: The Beachfront Oceanfront Condos and Villas by Blue Horizon Developments Best Residential Development (Phang Nga/ Krabi) Winner: The Cleat Condominium by Krabi Boat Lagoon Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Phu Dahla Residences by Phu Petra Development Co., Ltd. Best Villa Development (Eastern Seaboard) Winner: Baan Dusit by Dusit Group Best Luxury Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard) Winner: The Riviera Wongamat Beach by The Riviera Group Highly Commended: Aeras Condominium by The Urban Property Highly Commended: One Tower Pratumnak by 1 Group Development Best Affordable Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard) Winner: Dusit Grand Park by Dusit Group Highly Commended: The Cloud by Global Top Group Best Residential Development (Hua Hin) Winner: La Bua Resort & Residence by Nordic Home Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Falcon Hill by Falcon Hill Development Limited Highly Commended: Smart House Valley Development by Suppagarn Real Estate Service Co., Ltd. Best Luxury Villa Development (Hua Hin) Winner: MahaSamutr by PACE Development
Best Residential Development (Chiang Mai) Winner: Astra Condo by North Home Co Ltd Highly Commended: The Spring Condominium by NTS Property Co., Ltd. Best Residential Development (Samui) Winner: UniQue by Q71 Development Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Azur by Beach Republic Group Highly Commended: Villa Karpe Diem by Sea Bright View Limited Best Hotel Development Winner: Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel by Minor Hotels Best Community Retail Development Winner: theCOMMONS by The Commons Co., Ltd. Best Retail Development Winner: Siam Discovery by Siam Piwat Co., Ltd. DESIGN Best Residential Architectural Design Winner: MahaSamutr by PACE Development Highly Commended: Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Highly Commended: The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Highly Commended: VILLAZZO 10 by A-List Development Best Residential Interior Design Winner: The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Highly Commended: Best Western Premier BayPhere Pattaya by Habitat Group Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation
Highly Commended: X2 Vibe Pattaya SeaPhere by Habitat Group Co., Ltd. Best Landscape Architectural Design Winner: Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel by Minor Hotels Highly Commended: Hyde Sukhumvit 11 by Grande Asset Hotels & Property Public Company Limited Highly Commended: LIV@49 by Lucky Living Properties Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: VILLAZZO 10 by A-List Development Best Hotel Architectural Design Winner: Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel by Minor Hotels Best Hotel Interior Design Winner: Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel by Minor Hotels Best Retail Architectural Design Winner: theCOMMONS by The Commons Co., Ltd. Highly Commended: Whizdom 101 by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation PUBLISHER’S CHOICE Real Estate Personality of the Year Dr Suriya Poolvoralaks Managing Director, Major Development PCL
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by Magna Carta Law Office
BUILDING PERMIT What is a building permit? A building permit is a license issued by the Division of Public Works of the local municipality, that legally authorizes the owner or his/her agent to commence construction according to the plan submitted. The issuance of a building permit provides building officials with the means to enforce the requirements of the Building Control Act and other applicable standards to ensure strict compliance. Why is a building permit required? Under Thai law, it is necessary to obtain authorization from the local administration for any construction, alteration, and demolition of buildings. Building permits are required to ensure that building safety standards and zoning requirements are satisfied for the general safety of the public. Zoning is a system of developing a city or district plan in which various geographic areas (zones) are restricted to certain uses and development, such as residential, industrial, commercial, agricultural, parks, schools and other purposes. To avoid problems in the future, it is necessary to check the zoning regulations of the specific area as several zoning restrictions may apply. They may include some or all of the following depending on the district: • Height and width of the structure • Building lot size • Distance from the shore and to another property • The use of the structure (residential, commercial, industrial) • Height of land above sea level • Type and color of roof When is a building permit required? A building permit is required when: 1. Constructing a new building 2. Altering an existing building by changing the structure of the building such as size, shape, proportion, weight support and the materials used for construction 3. Destructing or relocating a building 4. Changing the usage of a building 5. Modifying or using the parking, U-turn, car entrance and/or exit for another purpose How long does the building permit approval process take? The consideration for the approval of a building permit application for a 2-storey residential building takes a maximum of 20 days, excluding the length of time to amend the building plan. The consideration for the approval of a building permit application for a large commercial building takes 33 days, excluding the period needed to amend the building plan.
Property Report Congress Thailand debuts with local and international expats on the panel
If the construction work violates or fails to comply with the Building Control Act requirements or is not in accordance with the approved building plan, the local municipality shall have the power to either order a demolition or to issue a stop-work order. When the latter is ordered, the license holder, within reasonable time, shall then be compelled to correct and re-submit the building plan for approval. What information and documents are required in support of a Building Permit Application? • A copy of the identification cards of the applicant and landowner • Building plan • Land title deed • Certificate of incorporation • Company documents (issued within the last six months) • Consent to build adjacent wall (if using a common wall) • Written permission of the design/calculation engineer and architect with a copy of a valid professional license • Details of the sewage system and its calculation • Water treatment system, if building a hospital, market, or industrial factory • Permission to control the allocated land space for construction • Approved plan of land development project • Calculation for building structure Can a building permit be in a foreigner's name? A foreigner can be issued a building permit in his/ her name. Although foreigners are not permitted to own land in Thailand, they are not prohibited from owning the structure on it. How long is a building permit valid? Building permits are valid for one year from the date of issuance and can be renewed on a yearly basis for three years.
What can result from not obtaining a building permit? Commencing any construction work without the proper building permit is deemed illegal and is punishable by law with fine or imprisonment.
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Asia’s leading luxury real estate, architecture and design magazine, Property Report hosted the high-level real estate networking conference Property Report Congress Thailand 2016, which debuted in Bangkok right before the annual gala dinner of Thailand Property Awards 2016. Conference delegates learned from local and international experts such as JLL’s Suphin Mechuchep, iconic designer Thomas Lesser of LESSER Architecture, and Thailand Property Awards returning judge Clayton Wade, managing director of Premier Homes, who served as the conference chairman. Property Report Congress Thailand 2016 featured keynote addresses and panel discussions on crucial issues that will impact Thailand’s commercial real estate segment, such as overall investor trends and key locations, retail developments, the office market, and the ever-evolving design sector.
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Business News Royal Cliff welcomes new general manager
First Taste: New chef, new menus at Red Sky
A new era of cuisine has arrived at Red Sky, as Chef Alan takes the helm in the kitchen, presenting new menus and exciting, sumptuous new cuisine at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. Experienced and skillful Alan Wesley Kwan has taken over the kitchen of the Red Sky restaurant as executive sous chef. Royal Cliff Hotels Group announced the appointment of Prem Calais as the new general manager of the Group. Calais will take the head position of this property comprising of 1,020 rooms and suites with immediate effect. He brings with him an extensive experience in the hospitality industry coupled with being a winner of multiple management awards. A graduate in hotel management from Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Center, he is a seasoned international hotelier and fluent in English, Malay and with intermediate skills in Mandarin. His passion for the industry has resulted in an impressive career spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia, where he held senior management positions at Shangrila Hotels, Meydan Hotels &
Hospitality, Anantara and Park Royal Hotels. His specialty is in the food and beverage arena where he has won numerous Best Restaurants & Bar awards in the Middle East and Africa including "F&B Director of the Year" in 2011 in Abu Dhabi and has had the privilege to open a restaurant with a 3-star Michelin Chef in the Middle East. Known for his creativity, sense of responsibility and passion for his profession, he spends his free time enjoying different hobbies such as reading a good book, hiking or enjoying a good meal out. Calais is motivated to add his contributions to the company’s advancement and success as he takes on his new role as the general manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group.
A-One Pattaya received “Halal Food Services Standard for Tourism”
The Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports cooperated with The Central Islamic Council of Thailand to certify Harbour Restaurant by A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya has been assessed and found to be conforming the requirements of Halal Food Services Standard for Tourism. In photo are Tassanee Maneenate (left), HR manager and Thanasak Wongsurakarn, training manager.
Chef Alan is an American national and has more than 20 years of rich experience in leading catering facilities in well-known hotels and restaurants. He has created new, exciting dishes and highlights for the new menu, which include North Atlantic Salmon Tartar, Poached Mediterranean Octopus, Corn
and Truffle filled Agnolotti Pasta, American Wagyu Short Rib, Pan Fried Duck Foie Gras and Roasted Baby Chicken. Discover new menus, stop by and sample some of his great food yourself. For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255 or e-mail: email@example.com.
AP Thailand reinforces position as leader in high-end urban townhomes AP (Thailand) Public Company Limited, a leading developer of residential properties for urban residents and design innovator of functional space, unveiled plans to take the offensive in the horizontal market in the last quarter of 2016. The company brought its space design ideas to the next level with the resounding success of its ‘Baan Klang Muang’ brand, making it the No.1 leader in the country’s townhome market. The company is building on its space utilization concept with a vertical design of its first 3-storey ultra-luxury villa called ‘Baan Klang Muang CLASSE’. The project brings the company’s design approach to a new level. Under the ‘Multiverse Layout’ concept, AP has developed a unique design innovation that is steps ahead of the competition. Baan Klang Muang CLASSE Ekkamai-Ramintra is the first-ever project in Thailand’s real estate industry to realize the vision of a Digital Community. AP’s Digital Community will change the way the new generation live through a blend of advanced technology with the IoT (Internet of Things) concept that allows systems and devices to communicate with each other. AP has laid out an
intelligent computer system to control the function of the equipment inside the home for mutual communication and data processing. A sophisticated voice command system controls electrical devices through voice, and works with the smart computer system that can anticipate and respond, monitor movements and respond to the homeowner’s behaviour, thus making life easier and safer. Valued at 2,560 million baht, Baan Klang Muang CLASSE Ekkamai-Ramintra offers 156 units in two phases - 56 units for the first phase (pre-sales Nov 5-6) and 100 units for the second phase (presales expected early 2017). Built on
32.3 rai on Sukhonthasawad Road 19, it is conveniently accessible to Bangkok’s central business district and popular entertainment and lifestyle facilities such as Central East Ville, CDC and The Walk. In the past eight months, AP launched eight horizontal projects with a combined value of 6,550 million baht. Four projects are single house developments worth 4,010 million baht and another four are townhome projects worth 2,540 million baht. Sales of horizontal projects (as of 15 September) totalled 9,745 baht million. Meanwhile, horizontal projects worth 5,685 million baht are forecast this year.
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Thai Vietjet receives the third aircraft Getting ready for domestic operations
Panasonic Opens "Panasonic Solution and Innovation Center Thailand" A State-of-the-Art Showroom Panasonic Corporation has opened the Panasonic Solution and Innovation Center Thailand in Bangkok. The center is established as the company’s Factory Automation (FA) showroom in Southeast Asia, aimed at showcasing highly-efficient manufacturing technologies and equipment.
Thai Vietjet received a third new A320 Sharklet aircraft at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The airline is now set to launch maiden flights to Phuket, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai later this month. With the additional aircraft, Thai Vietjet now operates a whole fleet of modern, well-furnished A320s, which carry the registration codes ofHS-VKA, HS-VKB and HS-VKC. Each aircraft has also been given a name of flower in accordance with the last letter of registration, including Amaryllis, Begonia and Camellia. One of the aircraft will also be the first wearing the livery of “Amazing Thailand”
logo in the next few days. The newly received Sharklet A320 aircraft come equipped with a new fuel-saving wing tip device, which helps Vietjet to reduce impact to the environment while enabling the airline to save operational costs, thus reduce airfares for all passengers. Each of the new aircraft also features comfy leather-covered seats, spacious leg-room and a brilliantly cozy design, all of which maximize every passenger’s flight experience with Vietjet. Nguyen Thi ThuyBinh, vice president of Vietjet, said “Our commitment in developing tourism in Thailand has become a greater reality than ever today with this
third aircraft joining our growing fleet. Our aircraft now are in good shape to further meet increasing travel demand of Thai people and international tourists in the Land of Smiles. We are proud to operate a new, modern and dynamic fleet and as always we are committed to operating a new generation of aircraft to bring our passengers comfortable and high-quality flights.” The airline last month announced its ‘domestic debut’ in Thailand by launching three new internal routes in the Land of Smiles – Bangkok–Chiang Mai, Bangkok-Phuket, and PhuketChiang 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 (HCMC) and Hanoi.
CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year Competition Opens for Entries
CBRE has launched its global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, ‘Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives’. Now in its 10th year, the competition continues to grow, with the 2015 event attracting more than 21,000 entries from 113 countries around the world. This year’s theme invites photographers to submit
photos that capture moments of connectivity across the daily cycle of city life. The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. A unique element to the competition allows each entrant to submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. The overall global winner will be awarded a special
photography trip to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend. Other prizes include photography drones, GoPro packages and more. Paul Suchman, CBRE’s global chief marketing officer, says, “CBRE has the unique opportunity to play a critical role in both shaping and celebrating stories of the urban environment. We are proud to honor the richness and diversity of city life around the world and encourage photographers to capture the essence of the urban environment.” The Urban Photographer of the Year competition 2015 overall winner, Oscar Rialubin, won with his highly impactful image, ‘Xyclop’, a powerful portrait of a horologist at work. Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner, will be involved in the competition for the third year. The competition’s youth categories will be judged by Plan International’s Youth Advisory Panel and Anne-BirgitteAlbrectsen,
In today’s highly digitised world, demand for smart phones, wearable devices and other electronics are expanding rapidly. Within those electronics products, built-in printed circuit board is a necessity and plays an important role. Panasonic Solution and Innovation Center Thailand showcases the company’s suite of manufacturing technologies such as auto-insertion and surface mount machines, which are designed for insertion and mounting of electronic components in highdensity printed circuit board. This innovation center features not only Panasonic’s latest chip mounter and welding machine, but also peripheral equipment from other partners which include component tower and inspection machines. This synergy highlights the importance of network compatibility and technological interconnectedness; and their contribution to the success of
Industry 4.0 and IoT-supported manufacturing line. This innovation center is operated and managed by Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. At the Panasonic Solution and Innovation Center Thailand, customers can experience actual manufacturing process of printed circuit board and welding machines by bringing their own materials and electronic components for trial production. The center is also equipped with a seminar hall and conference room to facilitate technical seminars and events relating to factory automation. Through these approaches, the center aims to maximise its value for customers. Panasonic opened a FA showroom in Chicago, USA, in July 2016. Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hanoi, Vietnam, are in the pipeline as the company expands its factory automation business globally.
Plan International CEO, will also join the expert panel of judges to determine the overall winner. For every entry in the Urban Photographer of the Year competition, CBRE will make a donation to Plan International, supporting the global NGO’s work in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. Photo Guidelines (failure to meet these guidelines including for photos taken on a mobile device will result in entries being discounted and entries will not be judged):
• Photos must be in .jpg format; • Photos must at least 300 dpi; • Photos must be saved in RGB/SRGB colour; • Photos must be between 1MB and 8MB in size; and • The photo cannot have previously won any promotion or competition of any kind. To know more about the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition visit www. cbreupoty.com, Facebook: CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year, Twitter: @UPOTY.
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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-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 ff i c e , home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai
STARS RESORT (near Pheonix Golf Course)
FOR SALE OR RENT. 88/1 Moo 11, Huay Yai
Ideal as a private club, tourist, golf or retirement centre. A secluded resort with a swimming pool and eight villas set in tropical gardens all with en suite and resort front parking for 20 plus cars. Front complex consists of kitchen, large bar and restaurant plus security room with CCTV and cameras. First floor comprises 2 luxury owners apartments and a newly
refurbished 60.sq m. room for use as a private sauna, Jacuzzi or massage facility. Land total 2200 sq m. and total built space 1600 sq m. 15 km to Pattaya and 10 km to Bang Saray plus 7 golf courses within 20 mins. Available freehold direct from the owner at 18 million baht plus transfer costs or leasehold at 1.8 million baht ingoing and agreed monthly rental plus legal costs.
CALL 0848677299 quoting “STARS”.
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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 16,500,000 baht. Includes 2 living rooms and a Europeanstyle kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida (thai) 0839097822 or Edward (end) 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
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4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5846) G re a t P h o e n i x L a k e s i d e Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co.,
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Houses for Sale
A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wa t Ya n & B a n g s a r a y Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4516)
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)
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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)
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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 081-
634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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 1 - 15 October 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)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Fax: (038) 076063
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. (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. (PR6004)
HOUSES FOR RENT
Thai Balinese Designed Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 387 Sqm/ 282 TLW. (PR4606) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. (PR5695) Luxury & Modern Home Designed! Rental Price 135,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 480 Sqm/256 TLW. This is an absolutely fantastic family close to Bangsaray beach and Cartoon Network Water Park. (PR7007) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW. (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai. (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. (PR6999)
CONDOS FOR SALE
Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm. (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm. (PR5559) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm. (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm. (PR3478) Great Sea Views and In Town Location! Selling Price 29.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 268 Sqm. PR5786) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 3+1 Bedroom/5 Bathrooms, 217 Sqm. (PR6662) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 10 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm. (PR2196) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm. (PR4979)
CONDOS FOR RENT
Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. (PRC084) Spectacular â€˜DesignerApartmentâ€™! 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
Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3114) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1866)
Land for Sale
Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 41,250,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0706) Soi Tungklomtanmun Area! Selling Price is 21,000,000 Million 14 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0964) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0018)
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Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 96,000,000 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0003) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0004) Soi Chaiyapornvithi Area! Selling Price is 40,000,000 Million 7 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0002) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 2.3 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0927)
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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 40-60 years old. Bachelor’s
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 090-741-7417
Vehicles for Sale
Nissan Nivara Calibre 2009. Nissan Nivara Calibre 2.5 litre turbo diesel, 4 door automatic, 2009 registered top model, blue mettalic with tan leather interior, 2 air bags, electric windows, alloy wheels with new tyres, cd player, lots of extras, 126,000 kms, full Nissan service history, timing chaines, just been changed and serviced, 10 months 1st class insurance and tax falang owned. Blue book and papers for transfer. You won’t find better. First to see will buy. Only 390,000 Baht. For Quick Sale. Call 087 139 1539
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Youth Focus Play-Based Learning
by Daria Bredow
About the importance of play in the early years The best way to prepare your preschool child for the academic work in primary school is: let it play! When you are a teacher in the Early Years Foundation Stage, you often meet parents who ask you: "What does my child learn in school? I only see them playing all day long." The short answer is: "They learn everything they need right now!" Parents, especially in Asia, often think, that the best way to prepare their child for school is to teach them the ABC or numbers as early as possible. They think, the earlier my child knows the ABC, the better and more successful they will be in school later. But that’s simply wrong. Children learn best and retain the most information during hands-on-learning, which engage all their senses. PlayBased-Learning, which means exploring, discovering, handling, testing, experimenting with all senses will let your child truly understand the world he or she lives in. By giving children the opportunity to investigate materials, you’re helping them develop and refine their cognitive, social and emotional, physical, creative and linguistic skills.
For children under 5, all types of play are essential for their development and early learning. Play gives the children endless ways to develop and improve their gross and fine motor skills, co-ordination and concentration. Also how to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a group. While playing, they use all their senses to discover and explore their environment, and develop their imagination, creative thinking and ability to solve problems and experiment with solutions. In short: play masters all the skills they'll need for academic subjects later on. Gross-motor-skills Outdoor play gives your child a great chance for improving the gross-motorskills. Running, jumping, balancing, climbing etc. will let your child learn how to control his body and what the words “forward, backwards, up and down” means. Did you know, that a child who is not able to walk backwards is also not able to subtract? That simple example shows the importance of the interaction of body (movement) and mind (think).
Roald Dahl Day at GIS by Mark Beales photos by Ritche Guisona Garden International School (GIS) celebrated the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth with golden tickets, a Dream Jar and lots of colourful characters. Languages' Prefect Narisa organised a day of events on September 13 to celebrate the famous children's author, who wrote classics such as Matilda, BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In true Willy Wonka-style, a 1,000 chocolate bars were sold, and inside some were the famous golden tickets. Students who were lucky enough to get a golden ticket received Roald Dahl books as prizes.
Students also wrote down their wishes and dreams, then put them in a Dream Jar, similar to the one featured in BFG. The messages were later distributed randomly to other students. The chocolate sales raised 6,000 baht for one of the school's chosen charities. In Primary, students held a parade in the morning as they dressed up as Roald Dahl characters. At lunchtime, IB1 students (who also dressed up for the day) performed a special Roald Dahl-inspired dance at the canteen for other students. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.
Fine motor skills While your child is handling, manipulating and playing with different materials, he learns how to control his hands and fingers. It’s improving his fine-motorskills which will help him later to hold and control a pencil. It is simple: if I can’t control my fingers, I am not able to draw a straight line for the letter I or a circle for the letter O. Cognitive Skills While playing, your child will build math and science skills such as: - comparing size (big versus small), - counting (matching numbers to objects), - timing (does water or oil move faster?), - matching (same sizes or shapes), and - sorting and classifying (buttons, beans or rice) When your child is playing, have you already realised, that he or she grows into little scientists? They are making predictions and observations, and even develop analysis skills such as: - cause and effect (what happens when I add water to sand?),
- gravity (water slides down a funnel, not up) and - states of matter (ice melts). Research shows that hands-on-learning builds nerve connections in the brain's pathways, which lead to the child's ability to complete more complex learning tasks. That means: present a child with a problem and let him play with various materials (with which to find a solution), you can almost see the connections their brains are making. Linguistic Children can’t define parts of language until they’ve
experienced the true meaning of the word. Play encourages children to use descriptive and expressive language, and to find the meaning behind the word. For instance, you can explain the word “wet” with a 1,000 words or even pictures, but you won’t understand until you put your hand into water. Even a simple story time advances pre-reading skills like rhyming, wordplay, and the ability to follow a plot. Montessori: “Teach me to do it myself!” Your child is learning constantly and you can be sure, that your child is learning what it needs to
learn right now. See your child as an expert for his own development and don’t force your child to learn something when it’s not the right time. We, the teachers and parents, should understand ourselves as guides for the children who offers new opportunities and helpful materials and who permanently promote independence. Up to the motto: “Learning by doing” and “Help me to do it myself ”. So, please don’t tell your child what to learn, let him play, no I mean: learn! Daria Bredow is a Preschool B1 Teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.
GIS Welcomes New Prefects by Mark Beales photos by Ritche Guisona
Garden International School (GIS) has officially welcomed its new prefects for 2016-17. A whole school assembly took place on September 9, where students and parents came to see the prefects' inauguration. GIS Principal Hawtree welcomed everyone and then
outgoing Head Boy Gear and Head Girl Berenice introduced this year's prefects. They are Shilpi, who will represent Humanities, Narisa (Languages), Shomit (Science), Tara (Creativity), Prem (Activity) and Jignil (Service). After reading out a pledge to help the school, the prefects signed a contract and were presented with a special leadership wristband from their mentors and a prefect badge from their parents. Over the year the six prefects will represent the school and help organise many events. At the assembly, the new Head Boy and Head Girl were also revealed - they are Jignil and Shilpi. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.
1 - 15 October 2016
This & That Popular Conspiracy Theories The usual tale is that Heinrich Himmler, former head of the SS and the Gestapo, committed suicide with a cyanide pill whilst in British custody in northern Germany in late May 1945. There are photos to prove he died in this way after he managed to flick the pill, hiding in his back teeth, whilst under interrogation. British witnesses told in
graphic detail how they had physically upended the former Reichsfuhrer and tried to use a stomach pump in a desperate attempt to save his life, but to no avail. After all, goes the usual story, Himmler needed to be put on trial with the other nazi leaders for his major role in atrocities and war crimes. Himmler was then buried in an unmarked grave in the
The British murdered Heinrich Himmler depths of a nearby forest. There have always been those who think the above account is bunkum, preferring to believe that Himmler was murdered on British prime minister Churchill’s personal orders. Why would he want Himmler dead? Well, Himmler had been involved in secret negotiations (failed of course) with both the Russians and the British since 1943 to try to bring about a cease-fire on both the eastern and the western fronts. Any publicity now could damage the British premier’s reputation. Put another way, Himmler knew rather too much about war secrets than Churchill believed to be right and proper. If Himmler was put on the stand at the Nuremburg trials, goodness knows what he might say. Certainly the Reichsfuhrer was in a position to embarrass Churchill publicly since the latter had always denied there had been secret negotiations with the Nazi leadership.
Author Martin Allen in 2005 wrote a book ‘Himmler’s Secret War’ which recounted British perfidy and double-dealing during the war and sought to prove the Churchill kill order. For example, there was one document with a margin note by Churchill maintaining that Himmler, if caught, had to be put to death. Unfortunately for the conspiracy theorists, the Public Record Office in London researched the original material and came to the conclusion that the incriminating documents were in fact forgeries. For example, letter-heads on the correspondence supposedly written in World War Two had been created on a highquality laser printer – a technology not known in the 1940s. Also, signatures were found to have been written over pencil tracings. It looked for a while as if the British conspiracy theory had collapsed. But author Lane hit back a few years later with a claim that
the documents he had seen at the Public Record Office were genuine, but somebody later had exchanged the real stuff for forgeries in order to discredit his research and to protect Churchill’s reputation. In the last few years, the conspiracy debate has been reignited by other right-wing writers. Thus David Irving, who is writing a full scale biography of Himmler, has pointed out that Himmler’s nose was broken during his death struggle according to the autopsy. Did Himmler willingly swallow a tablet concealed in his mouth or was the dose of death forced down his throat? Irving also points out that the autopsy report, which has survived, never gave the actual cause of death and, moreover, had one of its pages completely retyped. He also asks how Himmler managed to conceal a cyanide tablet in his
mouth which was overlooked by one examining doctor. Himmler is known to have eaten a thick, British army bacon sandwich before his death, so is it likely there was a death capsule in his mouth at the time? Some Himmler files in the Public Record Office are sealed until 2045, one hundred years after the event in question. Perhaps only then will a definitive answer be given about the admittedly mysterious death of Heinrich Himmler.
1 - 15 October 2016
This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope
by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com
Are You Getting Married? Ask Yourself These Five Questions First! Getting married is exciting, but it’s also a huge decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
3. How Close Will You Be With Family and Friends?
by Professor Blunt
(Jan 23-Feb 22) Aquarius You are a complete disaster
here in Pattaya. You abuse your wife terribly by slapping her on the thighs even though you know full well she has painful piles. Nobody likes you and many of the bars which have closed in your area blame you for having been a regular patron. The stars advise you to return home to Manchester at once because your dog is ill. If you haven’t got a dog it’ll be the cat. Pisces (Feb 23 – Mar 22) The good news is that you have won first prize in a travel magazine competition and will be visiting the Taj Mahal. The bad news is that this is an Indian restaurant near Sri Racha which is currently closed for redecoration. Like most Pisceans you are going deaf which means your family never watches TV in your presence. You will need to pay for company in future. Aries (Mar 23-Apr 22) Aries means “the ram” but this is plainly a joke in your case. The only thing Viagra does for you is to give you a stiff neck. You are popular in Walking Street go-go bars only because the dancers know you tip heavily and never pay the off fee. It is predicted that you will be able to have sex the next time Mars crosses Venus but, unfortunately, the scheduled date is in 2075. Taurus (April 23-May 22) You must learn to make the most of a bad job. For example, you will shortly discover that you’ll run out of cornflakes by Tuesday night, but it will then come as a relief that you have no milk left anyway by Monday night. Do keep a sense of perspective. Remember that shortly before Hitler committed suicide he enjoyed a plate of vegetarian spaghetti. Gemini (May 23-June 22) With Saturn in the ascendancy, you certainly need a refreshing change in life. Try swimming from Pattaya beach to Ko Larn island, but do be on the lookout for mischievous jet skis particularly if you are feeling short of breath. If you do make it to Ko Larn, best not to try and swim back as Geminis are invariably bad losers. Remember too that you will need to pay heavily for any jet ski damage. Cancer (June 23-July 22) That lucky escape you had a few years back wasn’t actually a lucky escape at all. You died which is why everybody always seems to be ignoring you and seeing right through you. There is no point in reading this column in future editions as the information and advice is strictly for the living. The only cheery thing I can say is that there’s no need now to look both ways before crossing the road.
If you’re eager to walk down the aisle, but unsure whether you’ve found the right person to do it with, ask yourself the following five questions before you agree to say “I do”. 1. What Does “Commitment” Mean to You?
Before you get married, it’s important that you discuss commitment with your partner. Make sure that it means the same thing for both of you. If the two of you have different ideas of what a committed relationship entails, there is bound to be trouble on the horizon in your future marriage. What one person finds important may be inconsequential to the other and this can lead to frustration and hostility. It is strongly advised that you talk it over with your prospective spouse, and make sure that you both have the same ideas regarding relationships and faithfulness. You might be disappointed by what you find out – but better now than after the wedding.
He may want to spend all his time with you, but you might love having your Friday night out with the girls. Or maybe he finds it important to always have Sunday lunch at Mom’s house, while you’d prefer to spend Sundays just the two of you at home or at the park. These are things that you need to know before you tie the knot. They are the kinds of differences in opinion that can have quite a negative impact on your marital bliss. You should also talk about the importance of holidays with the family and how often you’ll need to visit the parents. You may also want to discuss any family members with mental illness or addiction problems, as these things sometimes have a way of interfering in your life. 4. How Do You Both Handle Stress? How you deal with your own stress and anger is one thing you need to be aware of. But how will you react when it’s your partner who is stressed out or angry? The strongest relationships are built by couples who are able to support their partner through difficult times and empathize with their partner’s anger. If you and your partner have a habit of feeding off each other’s stress, creating situations that are progressively more explosive, you need to work on your problem solving skills before you move in together. If not, the odds are your marriage won’t last. 5. How Do You Express Your Love?
Money is one of the top reasons for fights, arguments and acrimony in marriages and other relationships. If saving is important to you, but he loves to spend, it can create a lot of hard feelings. Make sure you understand each other’s money habits and try to find a way that you can meet in the middle. A financial adviser may be able to help you come up with a way to share expenses that is fair to both of you and helps you avoid the power struggles.
2. What Are Your Financial Habits?
We all have a need to know that we are loved. But each of us has different ways of showing our love to others. He might feel like working hard and supporting his family makes it obvious that he loves you. Meanwhile, you may be feeling neglected because he never stops to give you a hug. It’s vital to your relationship that you share those feelings. You should never feel that you’re being needy; the need for expressed love is universal. When you’re both on the same page about showing and expressing your love, and both are ready to accept that love, you’ll know you’re ready for marriage. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.
by Madam Zyra
Leo (July 23-August 22) The widow of an African dictator will send you an email this week asking if you could provide a home for 20 million US dollars which are locked up in a bonded warehouse in Mauretania as there is no forwarding address. If you are tempted to go and check for yourself, remember that there are no direct flights from U Tapao airport. Your lucky number is 13 and always will be. Virgo (August 23-Sep 22) You are obsessed with knowing what the future will bring. Certainly you will step into at least one dog poop on the pavement before Christmas and it’s equally sure that you will not be meeting Elvis Presley. Like most Virgos you are from virginal in a dissolute lifestyle and it might be a good idea to invest in a book on sexually transmitted diseases before the unsightly blotches appear. Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) As you are well aware, drink killed your grandfather when ten crates of beer fell on him as he was trying to find his bus pass. So you need to be careful where booze is concerned. Like most Librans you are frankly thick. Thus it is simply untrue that Alcoholics Anonymous is a secret society which encourages you to give a false name in the bars and clubs you visit after dark. Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22) It really is time you took a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. If you see nothing at all, please do not panic. But be open to the possibility that you may be a vampire. Warning signs are that you start hanging around the blood bank area of hospitals or begin asking for no garlic please when you order a curry. Do try to avoid silver bullets or sleeping in a room without curtains. Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 22) If you were born in early December, be aware that many other cross dressers also have this birth sign. It’s very difficult to be a transvestite if you are ugly and have big feet, but you will have to do your best and soldier on. However, there is no need to be lonely as Walking Street is full of gender benders just like you. However, leave your car keys and credit cards at home. Capricorn (Dec 23-Jan 22) You are a total cynic. In a previous life you were a survivor from the Titanic and chuckled all night in the bobbing lifeboat because you had sold your shares in the White Star line the day before. You are also extremely mean as your idea of an Indian meal is a Red Cross parcel and a portion of boiled rice. You disgust me. Don’t play Michael Jackson music in playgrounds as you might be misunderstood.
1 - 15 October 2016
Local Sports Woody wins it all! Emerald – Stableford – Yellow Tees Was it really Zero-darkthirty? The sun had been up for two hours, allegedly, but you would never know it from the cloud cover. Most of the lads who signed up, showed up, and in the end they were glad they did. Some 14 of us set out for the Emerald anyway, and the closer we got to the course the brighter the skies got. Four others chickened out. The first two groups had a light mist off the tee box, but it all stopped shortly after that. By the end of the round we were putting on the sunscreen! The Emerald was in great condition, especially considering the rains of late. There were a few greens with wormy dirt (that’s probably not the horticultural name), but the rest of it was great. We played off the white tees but as we got around, we saw that six tees were really off the reds so some holes played very short. On to the golf and scoring and if you only had 38 points like me, you were out of the picture. Got 39 you say? No joy there either. Forty points was the cut-off and Fred Birch along with Chris Smith had their winning hopes shot down after some terrific play. Nice shooting guys, but not good enough as our mate from Aberdeen did little wrong out there today. Before that story, the Caddy Smile near pin went to John Finneaux.
by Max Rapkin
Purple shirt, purple patch…Mark Wood picking up his Eagle on the 10th! I was lucky enough to play Results: with Dale Shier and Mark 1st –Mark Wood (10) 43 Wood today and Dale and points I were both treated to some T – 2nd - Fred Birch (19) brilliant golf, as well as some 40 points unusual offerings from the T – 2nd - Chris Smith (0) gifted Scotsman. Mark started 40 points off smoothly with pars on the first seven holes. He could do Thank you for your no wrong. support of The Golf Club, and At the turn, after a tap in keep it in the fairway! birdie from six inches on the 9th The Golf Club is “The Mark then pitched in his second Home of Golf in Pattaya” shot for eagle on the 10th from and located in the Heart of 60 yards out to a narrow and Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We sloped green. Some great saves broadcast all English Premier and scrambles followed and all League, UFC, NFL, MLB and was going swimmingly until the NHL games live. Our kitchen near-pin par three. Marks’ tee is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm shot landed some 12 feet from with our famous Steak Nights the pin, but mysteriously ended on Wednesday, Saturday and in a five on the card. A whiff at Sunday. Just call 085 434 18 on his drive saw his second 3377 or see our website www. shot still with the ball on the golfclubpattaya.com and for tee! Fortunately, that great start more information mail us: of seven pars garnered enough firstname.lastname@example.org and points to tally up to 43 at the see updates at www.facebook. end of it all. But what a way to com/golfclubpattaya... all do it! handicaps welcome!
PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's Pattana (Stableford) When you sign in and your number is 1 you know you are in for a bit of ‘Millionaires Golf ’ as the course is yours. Mind when we all signed in and got to the first tee we knew we were in for a great day. No one in front, or as it happened behind. We played the A & C nines in that order and we knew we were lucky when we were told buggies could drive on the fairways with the usual restrictions. All this and the best clubhouse in the business, what does one want on a day out? This was all good news as the drive up there is a little bitty, major changes in the roadwork's can cause major problems and delays and in fact despite leaving last, ‘The Mashi’ somehow managed to end up there first. So off we went on a very quiet course. A nine was first and what can I say except it was in fine condition and very quiet. The greens were in fine
by Steve Ellison
Full Metal Dojo delivers best MMA event yet with FMD12
by Derek Brook
Winners condition and the fairways were good enough to have the carts on, although the ball did pick up some mud at times. The C nine was also in good condition although the wind did pick up and by the time we finished a little rain was falling, and as we put the clubs in the cars we noticed more cars in the car park, so ‘Sadly’, someone was getting wet. Quickly changed it was
into cars and back to BJ’s where we were soon into the results. The winner on the day was Dick Warberg with a great 44 points ahead of a countback on 41 points that saw John Bland in second and Don Carmody in third. Then it was time for a few cold ones. T.T.F.N. Near Pin: Ronnie Ratte, Andre Van Dyk, John Bland and Mashi
Full Metal Dojo delivered a thrilling spectacle at their most recent MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) event last Saturday night at Insanity Nightclub, Bangkok – FMD12: The 37th Chamber. Full Metal Dojo also announced that as part of their support of the new Thailand Mixed Martial Arts Federation (TMMAF) they will hold an all-amateur tournament for Thai MMA fighters across four regions of Thailand from January next year, under the banner – Made in Thailand. The winners in the various weight categories will then represent Thailand at the prestigious 2017 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) World Championships, part of the UFC’s annual International Fight Week in Las Vegas. FMD12: The 37th Chamberproved once again Full Metal Dojo’s understanding that two wellmatched MMA fighters make good MMA shows, with a 10-fight card featuring some of the toughest, most closelyfought wars of attrition ever seen in the Dojo. In the main event, American Emilio Utturio (84) edged a split decision win over Brazilian Daniel Hortegas (3-3) in a blood, sweat and tears contest.The Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket standout proved his well-rounded skills against the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt practitioner and finished in the ascendancy, although both fighters showed incredible heart to keep up the frenetic pace. But the fight-of-the-night saw Iran’s Masoud Ranjbar (3-0) from AKA Thailand, Phuket, force a verbal tapout of the promising British brawler Jamie Sloane (6-3), who dominated the Iranian with his boxing, but was worn down and unable to continue at the end of the second round. This was a memorable battle, where Sloane had Ranjbar in all kinds of trouble, almost knocked-out on his feet, but the courageous Iranian found the strength to land crucial take-downs and fatal groundand-pound, which eventually exhausted the brave Brit. Another man who was dominant on the feet, but lost the war on the ground was the ever-popular 18-year old Cambodian Thai Rithy (5-2) who scored some heavy bombs on Filipino Richard Corminal (4-1), but was impressively taken down and finished via ground-and-pound in round two. Both fighters showed
their fighting heart, swinging wild punches at each other, yet the grappling advantage was held by Corminal as he proved his worth against fan favourite Rithy, also winning some new fans of his own. FMD founder and host, Jon Nutt, saved the day by stepping into the cage on one day’s notice as a last minute stand-in, and had a brief, but memorable minute in the Dojo with ripped Brazilian heavyweight Marcelo Tenorio (4-1), as they traded kicks and punches before Tenorio forced Nutt to tap-out via head-lock. Elsewhere, performanceof-the-night contender was Bangkok’s Settawut “Ben Ten” Nemthanorm, who landed a thunderous headkick to Chiang Mai’s Nat Natchayangkul in the first round, before sinking in a textbook rear-naked choke, forcing the tap-out in the second stanza. Dominant displays came from two high-flying Thai prospects, who were both trained up in the muay Thai tradition, before transitioning into MMA, and now fighting in both disciplines. Thanonsaklek “Top Noi”
Tiger Muay Thai (2-1) notched his second win in the Dojo with a swift and brutal win over Anton Larsson (21). Yodkaikaew “Y2K” Fairtex (3-1) from Fairtex Gym, Pattaya, also destroyed Jirawat “Machida” Anujai with his superior stand-up skills. Phuket Top Team’s American wrestling stand-out, TJ McKenzie (2-0) returned to the Dojo and once again showed his steely mindset, surviving some troubled moments to secure a win over Iran’s Shahin Najafi. In the only women’s fight of the night, Singapore’s Tiffany Hui Hoon (3-0) made short work of Surarak Kamla, who stepped in on a week’s notice and made her professional debut. Tiffany from Singapore’s Juggernaut Fight Club got her down quickly and showed her no mercy, finishing her within a minute. In the only amateur fight of the night, two young men showed heart and determination as Bangkokbased Filipino Rockie Bactol emerged victorious over Jadjan Yotiphai via unanimous decision.
1 - 15 October 2016
Local Sports Buffalo Bill holds off all attacks! Treasure Hill Twenty-three golfers set out from The Swan, the weather being very doubtful considering the courses that had been washed out earlier in the week. On arrival, we asked the marshal if carts were allowed on the course; his response was “they have had no rain”. Game on! Once again the course was in excellent condition, and when you consider that 1,000 baht covers green fee, cart and caddie. The best news is that they are now extending this for the month of October. Great news, we will consider two games again for the month of October. We played two flights, A flight was taken out, with 35 points, by Bill Steinmann with John Davis a few strokes and Mashi Kaneta was hot on John’s heels to take out third position. B flight was a different kettle of fish with all three players returning the same score, positions on the podium were sorted via the count back system. At the end, Keith Buchanan took out first position followed by Patrick Poussier with John Edwards rounding of the placings. Results: A-Flight 1st - Bill Steinmann (12) 35 points 2nd - John Davis (13) 31 points 3rd - MashiKaneta (14) 30 points B-Flight 1st - Keith Buchanan (16) 35 points 2nd - Patrick Poussier (27) 35 points 3rd - John Edwards (16) 35 points All in B-Flight went to the count back system, what a great result!
Bill Steinmann and Keith Buchanan, special guest appearances by Jock & Fred NTP’s: 2 - Jim Groves 6 - Peter Grey 13 - Patrick Poussier 17 - Keith Buchanan Long Putt: 9 - Makita Homma 18 - Glenn Smith On return to The Growling Swan, we welcomed Brendan Devlin, John Edwards and John Davis, two of whom stood on the podium. We then relaxed with a great serve of larb served up by the great girls at the Swan. Of course many beers were consumed, and many stories exaggerated! D-For, the Growling Swan charity hound, collected donations and the players and patrons are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For serious golfing with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086.
Bunker Boys Golf Report
Crystal Bay The weather was perfect as we arrived at Crystal Bay to find that the course had suffered a severe storm the previous day and there were puddles in places on the fairways and a number of trees blown over. The Bunkers (which are never the best at Crystal Bay) had suffered but the rest of the course including the greens was in good condition. It was a battle all day for first place between Takeshi Hakozaki and Ross Schiffke with just one point in it all day. Takeshi took the front nine 19 to 18 and Ross the back 20 to 19 (thanks to double bogey by Takeshi on the last) and Ross took first place on count back. Les Cobban with 34 points took third. Results: 1st - Ross Schiffke (20) 38 points cb 2nd - Takeshi Hakozaki (15) 38 points cb 3rd - Les Cobban (8) 34 points Near Pin: Colin Greig, Graeme Henry and Les Cobban
Greenwood After an excellent hassle free run up 331 we arrived to find Greenwood in excellent condition despite the recent heavy rains. Playing A and B courses several players got off to a good start with Neil Carter scoring 21 points closely followed by Colin Grieg and Tony Robbins (finally) with 20 points. Takeshi Hakozaki and Lance Conway Jones who both had disappointing front nines turned it around with 20 points each on the back. However once again it was Colin Greig with a 20 point back nine taking first place with 41 points. Tony Robbins took second with 38 points on count back from Neil Carter. It's the last week for Graeme Henry from Edinburgh here on holidays and sponsoring Colin Greig’s golf. Graeme has had an adventurous holiday and although his golf didn’t meet his expectations with the questionable clubs her borrowed he had the distinction of getting six near pins in seven games. Safe travels Graeme.
by Peter Grey
by Tony Robbins
Results: 1st - Colin Greig (11) 41 points 2nd - Tony Robbins (16) 38 points cb 3rd - Neil Carter (15) 38 points Near Pin: Colin Greig, Graeme Henry, Lance Comway-Jones and Geoff Parker Eastern Star It’s been wet week in Pattaya and Friday was no exception, waking to dull overcast conditions and light rain. It continued the same as we made our way to Eastern Star and persisted through to the half way mark. After that it brightened and we enjoyed perfect weather for the rest of the round,not too hot and a light breeze. The overnight rain had left a few puddles on the course and in some of the bunkers but overall the course was very well presented with the greens the best we have known for some time. The wet ground gave no run and scores were low . Tony Robbins putting his previous woes behind him took first place with 33 points, Trevor Priestly 31 points took second and Takeshi Hakozaki 30 points beat Colin Greig on count back for third. Eastern Star is certainly worth a visit but it will be difficult in high season as they have elected to move to a two tee start with Tee times available from 6 am to 9 am and midday to 3 pm. This means the popular tee times of 9 am to 11 am are not available. A strange move when experience tells us single tee starts put more golfers through in a day. Results: 1st - Tony Robbins (16) 33 points 2nd - Trevor Priestly (22) 31 points 3rd - Takeshi Hakozaki (15) 30 points cb Near Pin: Gerry Cooney and Colin Greig The Golfer of the Month race is well and truly on with Colin Greig and Les Cobban neck and neck with Neil Carter close behind.
Andre sails through to victory by Derek Brook Royal Lakeside, St After a night of rain it was not looking good for a day on the links up at Royal Lakeside. However, all those who had signed up to play did show up and off we went in rain showers that stayed with us all the way to the course. In fact up near the Amata Industrial Estate the frontage road was flooded and the water level was creeping onto the sides of the main highway. Arriving at the course at the same time as a group of Outbacker’s, the rains slowed to a mere drizzle and by the time our last group was off the first tee, the rain had stopped. Playing ‘Ball-in-Hand’ through the green due to the sodden conditions, we ended up playing most of the round under patches of blue sky. Even with the saturated fairways there were no complaints as the lush fairway grass allowed for decent lies and the greens
ran quick and true. With the ‘Ball-in-Hand’ rule in effect some exceptional scores were expected and the Tropical Golfers did not disappoint. Leading the way with a fine 41 points was Andre Van Dyk (course h’cap 16) followed by a pair of 39 pointers turned in by Tommy Marshall (8) and Dick Warberg (23) to round out the
podium. With several others also beating their handicaps on the day we have to say the golfers won over a lush but sodden track. Well done by all. Near Pins: Dick Warberg, Andre Van Dyk, Bob Britton and Don Carmody And then it was time for burgers, brews and a rehash of the day back at BJ’s Holiday Lodge
When Irish eyes are smiling. Well done J.J. Pattavia CC Golf Course – Stableford Two buses, (and a few cars) left the Growling Swan a little earlier than the scheduled 8:30 am departure time. All golfers keen as Mustard to get to The Plantation Course (Pattavia), it sits high on the list of courses wanted to play at this society! The weather was as good as one could hope for at this time of the year with over cast skies keeping the temperatures cooler than normal, but as the day went on the warmer it became. Rain is always a possibility this time of year, we got through the day with no rain! The course was in great condition as always, fairways had some run and as always the greens played as the green only do at Pattavia. Three putts were not uncommon on the day, and occasionally more putts were required. That’s Pattavia! Two flights were the order of the day, in A flight our resident funny man JJ Harney was on the ball and with a very good score he kept all others at bay. Taking out second was Martin Kempton, with three players returning the same score fighting it out for 3rd spot. Denis Steele took third spot from Ricey and Paul Avery. B-flight saw two golfers come in with the same score, so via the count back system it was Keith Buchanan that took the top spot from Lindsay Slender (coming in 2nd) Then, as in A-flight, we had three golfers return the same score, so again it was to the count back system to decide 3rd spot. Mike Gosden (Happy Birthday Mike) took the honors from Tony Cook and Mikito Homma. Results: A-Flight 1st - J.J. Harney (13) 40 Points 2nd - Martin Kempton (12) 35 Points 3rd - Denis Steele (11) 34 Points B-Flight 1st - Keith Buchanan (16) 34 Points 2nd - Lindsay Slender (23) 34 Points 3rd - Mike Gosden (16) 32 Points
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JJ Harney and Keith Buchanan NTP’S: 4th - Ebrahim 7th - Ebrahim 13th - Tony Cook 17th - Mike Gosden Long First Putt (Legal): 9th - Martin Kempton 18th - Casa Rifkin Our host Peter Grey welcomed back Tony Cook, Lorraine Percy and George McEwan, with all welcomes we at time have to bid farewell. Goodbye to Frank Mills and Nolan Wise, travel safe and we hope to see you both soon. The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on 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 in playing on 0861 503086 Lawn Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am when they go to The Retreat. If you wish to partake, the cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is about 400 baht. Great value for a day out!
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You & Your Pets Are you ready for a furry roommate? If you’re thinking of adopting a pet, pause and consider the implications of such a commitment. A life-long commitment. Do you travel much? Might you eventually relocate outside of Thailand? Must you watch your expenditures to ensure that you live within your budget? If you answered “no” to each of the above questions, then your schedule, plans and finances may allow you to welcome a dog or a cat into your life. But not before giving some thought to several other considerations. What’s the size of your living space? Is there room for a big dog? Two kittens? Does your home have
a yard where your pup can play and relieve himself? Is there a convenient area for a litter box or two and another area for food and water bowls? Then ask yourself whether you want an energetic pet or a couch potato. If you can't provide the exercise an animal needs, consider the latter. Also think about how much time you will be willing or able to devote to your pet. If all of that musing leaves you satisfied that you are ready to adopt, it’s time to consider your family or live-in partner. How do they feel about pets? And will they pitch in to care for the new addition to your household?
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/
Finally, be prepared to train your adopted dog or cat, and be aware of the scratching and litter-box habits of cats.
Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being.
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.
Excessive Drinking Do you think your dog or cat is drinking too much water? Relax. Some pets simply drink a lot of water., particularly larger, more playful breeds that often amuse themselves by drinking water or that need to replenish water loss from being active. Monitor your pet’s normal water consumption and consult your vet if the amount suddenly increases or decreases. Such changes could be indicative of a serious disease.
Are you a turtle?
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.
You bet your sweet…
Thinking of adding a turtle to your household? Not a bad idea. Turtles and tortoises make fine companions, and they are fun to watch swim around in an aquarium, lazily walk their way across the terrain (e.g., your carpet), or just chill out on a warm rock. No need to rush out to buy a turtle; they have been plodding around the earth for about 60 million years, and they’re not going anywhere any time soon. When you make the decision, consider how big the little guy will be when it’s fully grown in a few years so that you purchase an aquarium that will be a suitable size. A good
guide is about 40 liters (10 gallons) of tank space for each inch of turtle. So, even a very small turtle that maxes out at a few inches is going to require a pretty sizable enclosure. Better to opt for a larger enclosure than to find yourself stuck with one that’s too small.
In Moscow, stray dogs have learned to commute from the suburbs to the city where they scavenge for food, then catch the train back to the suburbs for the evening.
Cat Corner Tip White Cats Are Often Deaf
Dogs like sweets a lot more than cats do. While cats have around only 473 taste buds, dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000.
Going to the Dogs... If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Cats with a white coat are often deaf in one or both ears, especially cats with blue eyes. When only one eye is blue, the cat is likely to be deaf on that side only. Many owners report that deaf cats are not too bright -- but it's not clear if deafness or lower intelligence is to blame.
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Solution Issue 01
WHAT’s the WORD? new
1. Fifi’s friends 2. Bequeath 3. Actor Epps of “House” 4. Tarnish 5. Punny one 6. Height (abbr.) 7. Restaurant employee 8. Restricts 9. Originates (from) 11. Call on, as in prayer 16. Response (abbr.) 19. Intolerant ones 20. Prisoner 21. Tidy up 22. Excursion or Escalade 23. Gold measurement 24. White goods 26. El ___, Texas 27. Proofreader’s concern, for short 28. Actress Moran 29. Actress Ivey 31. Tiny bit
1. In the past 4. Fishes with a net 10. Actress Kennedy 12. Café ___ (2 wds.) 13. Lendl of tennis 14. “Just ___” (2 wds.) 15. Manor worker 17. Conway or Robbins 18. Ottawa’s prov. 19. Track transactions 20. Pen fluids 22. Letter opener 23. Leg joint 24. Pull with effort 25. Physicians’ gp. 26. Turned 30. Porch furniture material 32. Supermodel Banks 33. Sergeant’s order (2 wds.) 34. Turn rapidly 35. Sinew 36. Out ___ limb (2 wds.)
Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: Tangible products for sale that can be held or touched. First letter: G Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Many times at short intervals. First letter: F Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Addition of recent transactions and current information to the master (main) list to reflect the current status of each record on the list. First letter: U Answer: __________
4. Definition: (a) A liquid containing dissolved substances. (b) The process by which a solid, liquid, or gaseous substance is mixed with a liquid. First letter: S Answer: __________ 5. Definition: A computer program, which provides the instructions which enable the computer hardware to work. First letter: S Answer: __________
Answers: 1. Goods; 2. Frequently; 3. Update; 4. Solution; 5. Software.
Hidden Words Puzzle Source: www.puzzles-world.com
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1 1 Can you find 6 words hidden in the above picture of a classroom.
Solution on Page 31
Answers: 1. Orange; 2. Wow; 3. Cow; 4. Guitar; 5. Laugh; 6. Iowa.
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