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Thailand in mourning News of the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, even if not unexpected, has sent a shock wave throughout the country. The 88-year old monarch, who reigned for 70 years, was revered by all classes but had made few public appearances in recent years owing to failing health. Prime Minister Prayut Chanocha announced that crown prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be the new monarch in accordance with the king’s formal statement about the succession made many years ago. His Majesty’s body will lie in state for 100 days, after which arrangements for the funeral-cremation will begin to be made. It may be a year before the final ceremony is held. In a televised address, General Prayut said that there would be a one year mourning period and that all entertainment functions must be toned down for a month. The crown prince ordered all government ministers to wear mourning clothes for

30 days and said that flags on government buildings and at schools would be flown at half-mast for a month, adding that there should be no public celebrations for the same period. It is not yet clear whether this will lead to the total closure of entertainment venues or whether they will merely restrict their activities. A Pattaya police spokesman said that detailed instructions would be posted after decisions had been made by the Bangkok authorities. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the world’s longest reigning monarch - a distinction which has now passed to Britain’s Elizabeth - and was viewed by his subjects as a stabilizing influence in a country which witnessed numerous military coups during his reign. Born in the USA in 1927, he ascended to the throne in 1946 at the age of 18, and intervened in Thai politics on a number of sensitive moments. Thus he allowed pro-democracy demonstrators to shelter in the palace precincts, when

they were fired on by troops, a move which led to the collapse of the administration of then-prime minister General Thanom Kittikachorn. In 1981 His Majesty stood up to a group of army officers who were attempting a coup against then-premier General Prem Tinsulanond and, in 1992, his intervention

brought about the fall of former coup leader General Suchinda Kraprayoon. Aside from politics, the King devoted himself to sponsoring an environmentally-friendly subsistence economy as well as being an excellent jazz enthusiast and even an artificial rain maker. Continued on page 6


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News Bar staff assaults, stabs customer 21-year-old Tanawat Sribang was stabbed and beaten by employees of an unnamed night spot on Third Road. The young man reportedly was arguing with two staff members when 10 other employees joined the quarrel and began beating Tanawat with a chair, then stabbing him, according to the victim’s girlfriend. The suspects had fled by the time police arrived.

German dies near drug store A German man collapsed and died on the road outside a pharmacy in South Pattaya. By the time police arrived, 56-year-old Frank Butter had been dead for several hours. He reportedly had been ignored by bystanders who thought the man was drunk. Witness Kanchana said she finally shook Butter to awaken him, but realized he was dead when he simply slumped to the floor from a bar stool. The body was sent for autopsy; it is suspected that he had lung disease as he was carrying an asthma aspirator as well as some medication.

Thai couple robbed A Thai couple was robbed by a man on a motorcycle. Sayun Klinaobchey, 49, said that while he and his wife were walking on Naklua Road, the robber man snatched his wife’s gold necklace, then lost control of his bike and fell over. The couple tried to get the necklace but the thief hit the woman and run away, leaving the motorbike behind.

South Pattaya Bar raided

Police and military officers raided an 18+ Zone bar in South Pattaya Road where they found several customers without ID cards and others under the influence of drugs. One man, 25-year-old Peerapat Sirimongkol, was charge with insulting a police officer, two--Suppalert

Morawa, 23, and Surusa Teasakul, 25, were caught taking drugs. The bar managers were arrested and charged with operating without a license, which may result in the venue being closed for five years.

Heavy rains bring chaos

Late-night thunderstorms in the Pattaya area have brought morning traffic to a sudden halt in parts of the city over the past week. Many areas were virtually impassable on the morning of October 12 as rain water failed to drain away before rush hour began. In south Pattaya, the traffic lights junction of Third Road and Soi 17 was jammed with cars and motorbikes as several inches of water and huge pot

holes made driving hazardous. City Hall engineers had done a temporary repair job but the heavy downpours destroyed the shale and stone filling. There also were serious problems on Soi Kao Talo and sections of Sukhumvit Road. Parts of Naklua were submerged for a time as traffic came to a complete standstill. A local authority spokesperson said a combination of poor drainage, pipes clogged

with rubbish and uneven road surfaces were responsible for the problem. He added that extra pumps had been brought in to assist, but they were sometimes unable to reach their destination because high flood waters interfered with the traffic flow. Further rain is expected. The 2016 downpours have been much heavier than in 2015 and Mabprachan Lake in Banglamung is now threequarters full.

Russian on Russian stabbing A restaurant owner was stabbed by her co-investor after an argument about the lack of customers. Zanna Greenberg, 36, suffered a knife attack after she opened a new cafeteria against the wishes of her business partner Olek Mathienov, both carrying Russian passports. Eyewitnesses said the argument centered on which of the two restaurants had the most customers. However, friends noted that the relationship between the two had been sour for some months. Olek was arrested and his partner is now recovering in Pattaya Memorial Hospital.


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News Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition 2016

Siam Hotels & Resorts and the Thailand Guitar Society will host the 8th annual Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition October 29 at the Siam Bayshore Pattaya. The only event of its kind in Thailand, the festival will showcase top guitar makers and musicians. The festival, open to the public, is expected to attract collectors, musicians, music lovers, students and general enthusiasts. An impressive list of guest artists, luthiers and students will be featured from Japan, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, South

Korea and Thailand. The event kicks off with guitar competitions at 9:30 am, followed by a guitar exhibition at 2 pm, and a student concert at 3 pm, followed by an ensemble concert. The afternoon concert at 5 pm features Thai virtuoso guitarist Padet Netpakdee and last year’s competition winner Nattakrit Plewjit. A “guitar night” concert at 7 pm will feature Gerard Verba (France), Tomonori Arai (Japan), Pongpat Pongpradit (Thailand), Woratep Rattana Umpawan (Thailand) and Leon Koudelak (Czech Republic).

First prize in the adult competition is a $US4500 guitar made by the world renowned Indonesian luthier Hanief Palopo and a Visesnut guitar case valued 1000 USD. Admission / festival pass (inclusive coffee breaks and San Miguel Beer) is 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for students. A special accommodation package, inclusive breakfast and festival ticket, is available for 2,500 baht (single or twin) per night. Call Siam Bayshore at 038-428-678 or visit www.thailandguitarsociety.com.

Industry awards silver to Gulf Regatta

Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina won Silver in the category “Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand” at the recent Asian Sports Industry Award, beating out strong competition from around the country and a record number of 208 entries across 17 categories. Having been voted ‘Asian Regatta of the Year’ at the 2014 Asian Marine & Boating Awards, noted Scott Finsten, harbour master, Ocean Marina Yacht Club, this second accolade in as many years affirms the organisers’ goal to deliver an international-standard sailing event in the Gulf of Thailand for a diverse range of boats and sailors, and to promote the Gulf of Thailand as a world-class sailing and water sports destination. Based at South East Asia’s largest marina, Ocean Marina, and being the only marina-based regatta in Thailand,

organisers are now looking to 2017 (May 4 to 8 in Pattaya). They will focus efforts on attracting more international and charter entries from around the region, launching targetted marketing campaigns in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. “In the keelboat and multihull classes approximately 50 percent of the fleet are international sailors,” said Dr. Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, managing director of regatta owners and organisers, Ocean Property. “We aim to build on that in the coming years and attract more sailors and boat owners from overseas to come and compete, as well as increase the number of charter entries. A new event website to be launched soon will include charter offerings for international sailors, as well as more dynamic sailing and destination content to appeal to sailors in the region who have not been to this area before.”


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News Thailand loves Indian Weddings

National tourist authorities have staged a familiarization campaign for wedding planners and potential marriage partners in India to publicize the attractions and facilities which make Thailand so appealing for honeymooners. A group of 20 wedding planners from several of India’s major cities converged on Bangkok and Thai resorts for the induction which covered wedding events ranging from large-scale receptions to small nuptial rites. Thailand is now the most popular overseas destination for Indian weddings and has been voted best wedding destination by readers of Travel and Leisure, a magazine specializing

in South Asia. Ever y year Thailand hosts more than 200 Indian weddings for groups averaging about 300 who frequently arrive by chartered plane with their own chefs. Each wedding is thought to bring in up to 10 million baht, with Pattaya being a popular choice. Other beach resorts, including Phuket and Hua Hin, share in this expanding niche market whilst some groups prefer Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Indian weddings are promoted by the Thai government as an important element in the MICE programme to develop business and conference shortcourses to complement the tourist sector.

Temple expansion planned

Surat Mekavarakul, CEO Mike Group, announced that a new temple hall will be built at Wat Boonkanchanaraml. Surat will lead in the building of the 20 million-baht, two-storey hall with a donation of 500,000 baht. Completion is planned in 18 months. Volunteers and financial contributions are encouraged to assist with the project.

Aem detergent launch party

Singer Apatsara Maboontham cut the ribbon to open her new business venture, Aem detergent soap. The eco-friendly product has been on the Thai market for three months and is reportedly receiving good feedback from consumers. Now, there are distribution offices in Pattaya, Bangkok, Prathumtani, Nakornpathom, Samutprakarn, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Udornthani, Khonkaen and Chiang Mai.

Clinton leads among expats

Hillary Clinton is the choice of most American expats in the US presidential election. Although election day is November 8, absentee and postal ballots have already been cast by several million voters. Pattaya Today spoke to 20 American residents of whom 16 had cast their ballot in favour of Clinton. Of the remaining four, two intended to vote for independent candidates and two were still undecided. “It’s just out of the question to have a demagogue and ignoramus running the country,” said Dan Eastham, who has lived in Pattaya for five years. “Donald Trump is blatantly racist and sexist, while he keeps changing position on issues of the day. I even doubt whether he is a Republican at all.” Other US expats noted the audio tape of Trump’s comments about female genitalia which came as an election bombshell on October 7. The tape, dating back to 2005, recorded Trump’s private

remarks when he accidentally left open his microphone during a coach ride. Commentators say that it will now be virtually impossible for Trump to win the national election since Clinton leads in public opinion polls, including swing states such as Florida and South Carolina, and because he is virtually at war with senior Republicans in his own party who refuse to back him or are offering only tepid support. Trump’s strategy appears to be running a “sewer” campaign, attacking the reputations of opponents wherever he finds him, in the hope that the electorate as a whole will become disillusioned with politicians and not turn up at the polling stations on November 8. In that scenario, Trump hopes that his own hard-core support base will swing the election in his favour. However, the strategy could backfire as huge numbers of electors, especially racial minorities favourable to Clinton, are reported to be registering.

Soldiers beset Beach Road vendors

Thai soldiers of the 21st Infantry joined city officials to crack down on Beach Road vendors. The contingent patrolled footpaths and sidewalks to ensure they were clear of clutter and commercial enterprises. The military-backed patrols are the latest attempt to stop hawkers and unregistered dealers that have produced problems both off and on the venue, including traffic chaos

and litter. There was little opposition to the initial patrol, although vendors near the Royal Garden Plaza claimed to be on private property, and they questioned that the delegation ignored the enormous number of motorbikes crowding the walkways and roads. City legal chief Sretapol Boonsawat said that future patrols will target other bottlenecks including Second Road and parts of Thepprasit Road.

2,000 bikers join charity ride

Angry elephant lashes out

A Nong Nooch worker was injured when a rampaging elephant tried to kill her own calf after suffering intense pain during the birth. The employee, 16-year-old Spai, said he noticed that blood was oozing from the frenzied mother and he rushed in and pulled the baby to safety. The Garden authorities said later that mother and calf were both healthy and will be separated for a while to ensure no family violence.

Poramet Ngampichet, associate director of Chonburi Sports Association, led the 2016 Thungklom and Tarnman Cycling to raise funds for student scholarships and to encourage everyone to exercise. Some 2,000 cyclists joined the event.


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News Tourism Authority of Thailand appoints three new deputy governors The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has appointed three internal executives to deputy governor posts. Tanes Petsuwan, executive director for Europe, Africa and Middle East Region, has become deputy governor for International Marketing for Europe, Africa, Middle East and America, while Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya, executive director for Advertising and Public Relations, has been promoted to deputy governor for Marketing Communications, and Noppadon Pakprot, executive director for Events, has been named deputy governor for Tourism Products and Business. They have replaced the former deputy governors, who retired last month. The retiring executives are Juthaporn Rerngronasa, deputy governor for International Marketing (Europe, Africa, Middle East and America), Sugree Sithivanich, deputy governor for Marketing Communications, and Visanu Jaroensilp, deputy governor for Tourism Products and Business.

Siam Kempinski celebrates sixth anniversary

Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya

Tanes Petsuwan

Noppadon Pakprot

Hilton celebrates culinary heroes

To celebrate its sixth anniversary, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok held a silent auction in cooperation with BE Health Association. The bids comprised of 13 Kempinski properties in Asia, the Middle-East and Europe with 24 vouchers. All proceeds go to BE Health Association to help tuberculosis patients in Thailand. Since 2008, Kempinski has been committed to fighting infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, HIV/ AIDS, and malaria. “We believe that health is a shared value between

society and corporations,” said Samir R. Wildemann, general manager and senior vice president operations South-East Asia. “We wish to protect employees, guests and the local community from the world’s three most devastating infectious diseases.” Highest bidder was Setthawut Nar uemityarn, a well-known wedding planner, for a three-night stay and one-weekend car rental at Sixt Rent a Car in a Deluxe Lakeview room at Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, Switzerland.

PILC members learn Thai cooking

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok organized the Third F&B Masters Competition (Hotel level) at Dee Lite restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit. Designed to discover champions of food and beverage within Hilton Worldwide hotels throughout Southeast Asia

and India, the competition includes five categories: culinary, dessert, bar, barista and sommelier. The winners for the hotel round for both Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok were Anuwat Nareedet, bartender (Bar cup), Sumonta

Ampaipun, hostess (Barista cup), Satiya Thongsang (Dessert cup), and Rakchanok Buangam (Culinary cup). Each received a trophy, certificate and hotel accommodation vouchers. They also will represent the hotel in the country-level round at Millennium Hilton Bangkok.

Six members of the Pattaya International Ladies Club participated in a Thai cooking class at Mercure Pattaya Hotel, learning how to prepare authentic panang gai and chicken with cashew nuts, two popular dishes. The instructor

w a s e xe c u t i ve c h e f N a t t a v u t Waitayawanit, who has more than 20 years experience in leading hotels here and abroad. To book a class or for more information call 038 425 050 or visit www.mercurepattaya.com.


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News Thailand in mourning Continued from page 1 Although news of the royal death initially hit the Thai stock market, it is expected that the downward pressure will soon be halted as the government acted promptly to dissuade any notions of political uncertainty. Market analysts say that recent events had already been built into prices and that losses will be limited. The Thai Central Bank is said to be ready

to step in and smooth any knee-jerk currency disorder. It is not yet clear how His Majesty’s death will affect, if at all, the date of the next general election provisionally slated for early 2017. When the King’s death was officially announced, many hundreds of people were gathered outside the hospital along the scenic Chao Phraya river. Social media users in the kingdom changed their profile pictures

to a template image that had the message “Love the King” with their names inscribed on it. The image featured a yellow heart on a pink background. One tweeted, “The end of King Bhumibol’s reign is the end of an era for Thailand, but it is also the start of a new one.” The world’s media have reported extensively on the royal death and tributes and obituaries dominated internet news for the first 48 hours.

Zen Japanese restaurant invites well-known faces to join workshop

TAT launches “A Touch of Thai Vehicles” project with new creative travel experience

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched eight creative travel experiences in four provinces using local vehicles at the TAT head office. This includes the Tuk Tuk in Bangkok, Ruea Hua Tong (long-tail boat) in Krabi, Horse-drawn Carriage in Lampang and Skylab (motor-tricycle) in Loei to show visitors the charms of Thainess. “A T o u c h o f T h a i Vehicles” project will create innovative travel routes using local rides and at the same time uplift the service quality and good image of local vehicles across Thailand. Under the “Discover Thainess” campaign, Thailand’s local vehicles will be a vital add up to other Thainess experiences. TAT has constantly promoted “Local Experience” in Thailand, letting visitors from around the world get an authentic touch of Thainess. Therefore, the development of travel routes using local vehicles will provide real excitement and a distinct perspective for visitors. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor, said, “Travelling by local vehicles will open up a new perspective of discovering Thainess. Many times, travellers especially foreign tourists who travel on their

own, or foreign independent travellers know very well that they have to try a tuk tuk in Bangkok or horse-drawn carriage in Lampang. The question is how can they take these vehicles while having other local and communitybased experiences at the same time”? The event also sees the participation of Aniporn “Nat” Chalermburanawong, Miss Universe Thailand 2015 and the winner of the Best Costume Award with her extraordinary dress “Tuk Tuk Thailand” at the Miss Universe 2015 beauty contest, and Ray Macdonald, Thai actor and TV host, who runs the show “TT RIDER”, a travel programme using a tuk tuk to travel across Thailand. Yuthasak said, “Our eight new creative routes that will be operated by local vehicles in four provinces are very practical and hands-on, and can be pursued by any traveller. In Lampang, not only will you take a chill ride around the city, your journey will let you learn about Lampang back in the time of three ancient eras. We are promoting a night tour of Bangkok and our Magnificent Lights of Old Town Bangkok route that will allow visitors to experience Bangkok in a new way. A tour by Ruea Hua

Tong, Krabi’s iconic longtail boat, will bring to you cruise along Khlong Marui in Ao Luk district to find tranquility and serenity like you find in Guilin or Halong Bay. Even in Krabi city, you can experience the unseen mangrove tunnel, which is unique and astonishing. “Our routes will cater to people who love to travel by themselves. For example in Chiang Khan, it would be difficult for travellers without a car. On our route, travellers can take a Skylab to travel around Chiang Khan including visiting Ban Na Pa Nat to learn about Tai Dam culture. These local vehicle routes will provide opportunities for visitors to connect with the locals and hence support local communities.” A Touch of Thai Vehicles project provides new experiences for visitors, especially FITs, including family, lady, and baby boomers groups. These high-quality groups of travellers will be able to experience Thainess through the rides on local vehicles. “A Touch of Thai Vehicles” book and mobile applications will be available, both on iOS and Android for all visitors. For more information, please see more www.tourismthailand. org/tourismproduct

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thunyachate Ekvetchavit, chief commercial officer of Brands Group, Zen Corporation Group, and Chittapon Vivaddhanakasem, brand general manager of Zen Restaurant brand, invited celebrity and the media to join “Zen Recharging”, a special event to unveil a brand new menu for Zen Japanese restaurant. The new menu

features a diverse range of more than 200 choices with a selection of 60 great value set menu options, and each dish offers a unique sensory experience. Guests also had a chance to try out some new dishes and join a funfilled cooking workshop to learn how to make “Salmon Rice Bowl” or “Sakeoyako Don Set”, under the close

super vision of Japanese Master Chef Haruaki Matsuoka who was behind the creation of signature dishes at Zen. Meanwhile, health-conscious celebrity Saraichatt Ning Kunjara Jirapaet demonstrated proper ways to present a Japanese dish. The event was held at Zen Japanese restaurant on the 4th floor of Siam Centre.

Breast cancer, the leading cause of death among Thai women, is the focus of a month-long campaign to inform women of the dangers of the disease and how to self diagnose. In support of those goals, a Hong Kong-based app is distributing flyers to customers. In conjunction with B a n g k o k B re a s t C a n c e r Support Group, the ondemand deliver y app is dropping off door-hanging flyers with every Lalamove delivery. The pink guides, in both Thai and English, instruct women how to examine their breasts, and provide a contact

number and website for the Bangkok Support Group at the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation at Chulalongkorn Hospital. Despite being the number

one cause of death for Thai women, there is a 90 percent sur vival rate with early detection. Unfortunately, in Thailand many women are diagnosed at an advanced stage.


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Our Community There’s more to Father Ray than you think! by Derek Franklin

Think of the Father Ray Foundation and you may be reminded of the articles that regularly appear in the local media. Stories of happy children enjoying a birthday party, young adults with disabilities winning medals at sporting events or the blind children celebrating Teacher’s Day. But there is a project at the Father Ray Foundation that, while many do not know about it, has changed not just the lives of many living with a disability, it has also changed Thai society. The Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities, or RF as it is known, was founded in 2000 with the aim of promoting the abilities of people with disabilities and fighting for equal rights, no matter the ability of the person. Remember a few years back when the Supreme Court announced that every Skytrain station in Bangkok must have an elevator installed? It was the RF who took the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to court. It was the students from the vocational school here in Pattaya who traveled up to the offices of BMA in the capital, and climbed out of their wheelchairs and dragged themselves up the steps to protest, all in view of the national and international

media. And it was the RF who pressured the BMA to treat all its passengers as equals. The law states that every company employing 100 staff must employ at least one person with a disability, or pay a fine. It was the staff at RF who, together with leaders of disability organisations in Bangkok, pressured the government to bring this into law. The Job Placement Agency for People with Disabilities not only finds employment for students graduating from the vocational school, it will help anyone who is disabled and needs to find work. The RF invited well known companies to rent space to open call centers and employ people with disabilities. So the next time you call Powerbuy, AIS Telecommunications or AXA Life Insurance, the person who answers it will most probably be sitting in a wheelchair here in Pattaya. When Powerbuy opened a branch in Pattaya Klang it also opened a repair shop, and all the workers are living with a disability. RF also set up a nationwide call center to offer advice to people with disabilities. Call 1479, Monday to Friday, 8am8pm, and someone with a

disability will be able to offer help, no matter how near or how far away. The number 1479 comes from the number of kilometers 25 students from the vocational school wheeled themselves in 2011 from Pattaya to Bangkok and then up to Nong Khai all to raise awareness of the abilities of people with disabilities. Almost every week there are seminars and conferences taking place here in Pattaya, all organised by RF, which are advising, supporting and empowering people with disabilities. They come from all over Thailand, from the far north to the deep south. The RF also hosts visitors from neighbouring ASEAN countries, who arrive to gain new knowledge, taking that knowledge back home to Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and changing the lives of people in those countries. RF has also fought for access on public transport. Today, and every day, there are trains with carriages adapted for people with a disability leaving Bangkok for the north east, the north and the south of the country, thanks to the pressure of the people working at RF. Most piers along the Chao

Praya River, and also on the canals of Bangkok now have easy access for people with disabilities; guess who put pressure on the powers that be in the capital? For more than a decade the RF has been asking for a bridge to be built over Sukhumvit Road here in Pattaya. A bridge that will have an elevator on both sides, with easy access for people with disabilities. Representatives from successive local and national governments have visited the site and promised the bridge will be built, all in front of the national media. In September RF received a message that all plans to construct a bridge across Sukhumvit Road with access for people with disabilities have been cancelled; it will not be built now or in the future. It is doubtful the RF will just accept this decision and keep quiet. Watch this space.

CSR garage sale

Centara Care by Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (centre), general manager, and hotel staff held a garage sale to generate income to support the elderly at Banglamung Elderly Home. The elderly home’s staff participated with a handicraft stall and all proceeds from the hotel’s CSR activity will also be donated to Banglamung Elderly Home.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya management and staff led by Daranat Nuchaikaew (4th left), director of Human Resources, joined the Centara Care project, cleaning the hotel’s public areas and swimming pool gutter to recognize the importance of being socially and environmentally conscious.


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Our Community Royal Cliff and Ladda Group bring joy to the children Blood donation at

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (centre), general manager along with management and staff joined the blood donation for Thai Red Cross. It is a part of the hotel’s CSR activity held at Mythica suite in the hotel recently.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Ladda Co., Ltd jointly held an exclusive dinner party for the orphans and children with disabilities from the Pattaya Orphanage and Father Ray Foundation at the Royal Summit Chamber of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel. Laughter and fun abound as about 250 children were treated to a variety of delicious dishes specially prepared by Royal Cliff’s aw ard - w in n in g c u lin a r y team in an unforgettable setting. They enjoyed an

evening of delicious Chinese food along with enjoyable activities which included live band entertainment, fantastic lucky draw, dancing and fun sing-offs where talented kids showcased their talents by belting out popular Thai songs to the delight of their peers. The highlight of the evening was the generous charitable donation of Royal Cliff Hotels Group to both organizations. Managing Director Panga Vathanakul together with Vitanart Vathanakul, the company’s

executive director, presented a generous donation of 900,000 baht to both organizations. Vanida Angsuphan, managing director of Ladda Company, also contributed to the donation. Father Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul, CSsR., president and director of Father Ray Day Care Centre and director of Father Ray Children’s Home, Father Michael Picharn Jaiseri, CSsR, vice president of Father Ray Foundation, and Reverend Father Michael Weera Phangrak, executive director

of licensee of Deaf School from Pattaya Orphanage were delighted to receive such contributions that would greatly create a positive impact to the children’s development and welfare. Giving back to the community has always been a part of Royal Cliff’s identity. As part of its long-lasting CSR program, it has supported and worked with vital charitable institutions throughout the years that have significantly improved the quality of life of those in need.

SISB introduces CSR-English Language Project

Disabled Sailing Thailand took quadriplegic girl sailing on a Platu 25 sailing yacht

A group of people has given up their time and expense to give Nantini Dhoowa the chance to realize a dream. Nina is severely disabled (quadriplegic) but nevertheless is fully committed to go sailing. Not on a 42 foot cruising yacht

will all amenities but she has chosen to experience life on a Platu, a 25-foot racing yacht with no amenities, just a lot of ropes. This outing was the perfect way to experience sailing after she followed an intense theoretical sailing course with

sail instructor James Mutter. The Disabled Sailing Thailand volunteers are now building an SV14 accessible sailing boat which Nina and other sailors with disabilities will be able to sail using joysticks controls. Frank Bruno, the world

famous boxer, will be giving a charity evening at the Amari hotel on November 3, the profits of this charity evening will go to three designated charities of which Disabled Sailing Thailand is one, so please come support them.

The SISB Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)-English Language Project was launched in Bangkok in collaboration with Wat Praram 9 Temple and Kanchanapisek School. with a launch ceremony held at Singapore International School of Bangkok (SISB Pracha Uthit campus). Victor Giam, head of the Singapore International School of Bangkok, presided over the launching ceremony with Venerable Phra Rajnyanakavi (Piyasobhon) of Wat Praram 9, and aSayan Prompongphaeo, school director. The CSR Project is an 18-week programme aimed at providing basic English lessons to students from Primary 1 to 6. In addition, SISB hopes to improve the students’ fundamental reading, speaking and comprehension skills. The complimentary lessons are jointly conducted by the teachers, staff and student volunteers of SISB Schools. In line with the mission of SISB Group to “To educate, enhance and empower diverse learning communities to be contributing global citizens”, SISB hopes that through harnessing the school’s effective resources and facilities, they are able to provide education opportunities to learners of diverse communities and age groups. This programme also allows the volunteer educators and assistants from SISB an opportunity to share their knowledge and make a contribution to the local communities.


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Minor Hotels to rebrand Pattaya Marriott to AVANI

SCALINI

Modern Italian cuisine at Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Scalini serves Italian favourites. Whilst adorned with dark woods, dim light and private dining areas. The venue showcases a wine cellar, top-quality produce on display, making your dining experience friendly and welcoming yet sophisticated. You can also watch the chefs prepare your meal using authentic Italian ingredients in the interactive open kitchen. Australian lamb rack

Traditional tiramisu

The chef and his team apply a modern twist to the traditional in Scalini's modern Italian cuisine using fine food and high-quality ingredients. Take the staircase to the vibrant open kitchen and admire the tempting charcuterie and extensive food and wine displays. Start your order with mouth-watering appetizers, then freshly made pasta dishes or a rustic handmade pizza or try delectable premium steaks. End your meal with a sweet choice on the dessert trolley or get the traditional tiramisu prepared on your table.

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Minor Hotels (MH), a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 152 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announced that Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, which is owned by Minor Hotels, will be rebranded to AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa on November 1, 2016. Launched by Minor Hotels in 2011, AVANI Hotels & Resorts is an upscale, contemporary brand appealing to millennial minded travellers who appreciate quality and value. Minor Hotels’ ties to the Pattaya property go back as far as 1978. Originally a Royal Garden Resort brand, this was the group’s very first hotel purchase. Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels, said, “The property is currently undergoing a refurbishment of all its guest rooms and when complete will make a superb addition to AVANI’s growing portfolio of hotels and resorts.” All of the resort’s 298 guest rooms and suites have balconies or terraces and are set amidst 14 acres of verdant gardens overlooking Pattaya

beach. Five restaurant and bar venues feature a variety of international and local Thai cuisine. The resort focuses on healthy lifestyle choices offering a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, an extensive health club, two floodlit tennis courts and a spa. Located in the centre of Pattaya and overlooking the beach, the property is only minutes away from the city’s hotspots and shopping areas and only a 90-minute drive from Bangkok International Airport. AVANI Pattaya will become the fourth AVANI property in Thailand, following AVANI Riverside Bangkok and AVANI Khon Kaen which were both added to the brand earlier this year and AVANI Atrium Bangkok which joined the portfolio in 2014.


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Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

InterContinental Bangkok Bouchon Wine Dinner at Fireplace Grill and Bar J Bouchon Chilean Vin de Famille and Chef Sebastian Reischer's 6-course menu by John K. Lindgren

With nearly half a century history, the Fireplace Grill and Bar is a venerable culinary institution in the middle of Bangkok CBD, only a five-minute descent from the Ploenchit Skytrain platform. The elegant restaurant foyer is opposite InterContinental Bangkok hotel's main entrance. Valet parking is provided. First is the setting. A warm and welcoming ambiance. Decor is contemporary with marble floors, wood panels and polished steel in the central cooking station with a large charcoal grill. Seventy-twoseat capacity and two private rooms are available for those who want to enjoy a more discrete dining experience. At the pre-dinner cocktail we meet the affable Pablo Montero representing the Chilean Bouchon Family Wines. The family's winemaking story began in 1887 when Monsieur Emile Bouchon left his native Saint Emilion, Bordeaux and settled in Chile, Maule wine growing region 300 km south from Santiago. It's seven in the evening. All guests have arrived. Comfortable seated in high back leather chairs as the first dish, a four hors d’oeuvre creation arrives: Tuna in Japanese vinegar pickled cucumber. Duck croquette on black tea fruit chutney. Green asparagus truffle cigars, banana bread. Foie gras, pomegranate. This is more than an appetizer! This is gastronomic extravaganza! The truffle, the tuna and the foie gras. OMG! Paired with a classic J Sauvignon Blanc ('soovee-joo blan') Reserva. Christian Sepulveda, Bouchon winemaker's sauvignon blanc served perfectly chilled is fresh and crisp with concentrated gooseberry mango, passion fruit and a pleasant aromatic aftertaste on the palate. Tasmanian Atlantic salmon is good for you. Besides being low in calories and cholesterol, and high in protein, oily fish such as salmon are a particularly rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are vital for healthy hearts and minds. Our Tassie Salmon served with pickled veggies, horseradish (with a kick), strawberry and anchovy milk paired harmoniously with another J Bouchon's Reserva Chardonnay giving those ripe banana and pineapple aromas and sweet honey notes. The guests are impressed by the impeccable service and at the central open kitchen Chef Reichert's

brigade prepares the next presentation; Tiger prawn commonly known as the giant tiger prawn or Asian tiger shrimp, a delicious marine crustacean prepared a la Fireplace Grill style with slow-cooked egg, black summer truffle, green pea and Parma ham. In the wine glasses J Bouchon Rose bubbly, delicate and elegant in salmon color. This chilled pink stuff made of 90 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 10 percent Pais grape, an indigenous Chilean grape that arrived with Spanish conquistadores. On the nose white fruit and herbal aromas. Asian tiger prawn and Chilean rosé. Thumbs up! Before shifting up the gears to the carnivore part of the dinner Senor Pablo Montero shares his knowledge of each wine’s characteristics and J Bouchon Family Wine History. Some say lamb shoulder is less glorified than rib chops or legs. I say lamb shoulder is explosively delicious and juicy. I'd like to make this one of InterContinental Bangkok Fireplace Grill and Bar signature dishes. On the plate with perfectly prepared potato, onion and leek ash. The meat is tender and succulent and accordingly paired with a full-bodied (13.5 percent) red wine: J Bouchon Carmenere Reserva Especial. Brilliant, dark red displaying violet hues. It has ripened red fruit aromas with a hint of herbal notes, green pepper, and soft dark chocolate on the palate. Fruity and pleasant in mouth with a good structure and balance. Australian lamb and Chilean Carmenere. All you shiraz (syrah) lovers – try a Chilean J Bouchon Carmenere next time. The final main course. Gastronomical fireworks, again! Butter Poached Hereford Fillet: Braised beef cheek, chorizo crumble and chanterelle mushroom. Hereford beef. A classic prime fillet with the pork chorizo adding a nice kick to the ensemble. The wine a big 'Cab' or J Bouchon Block Series Cabernet Sauvignon. The Block Series is all about terroir. “We work our vines

lovingly, harvesting small batches no larger than 8,000 kilos per hectare in order to maintain a higher concentration of color and structure,” comments Pablo Montero, export manager – Asia. The last course is a luscious indulgence. White chocolate mousse. Caramel ice cream, black currant sauce. I like mousse (styling foam) in my hair or but on my palate chocolate mousse ice cream and black currant sauce. Wow! The colors, textures, a veritable symphony of flavors. With the white chocolate mousse I take gourmet coffee and glass of sparking mineral water. A superb Bouchon Wine Dinner. Chapeau to Chef de Cuisine Sebastian Reischer, his kitchen team, the impeccable restaurant service. InterContinental Bangkok's Fireplace Grill and Bar since 1966 – still going strong. “La grande cuisine must not wait for the guest; it's the guest who must wait for la grande cuisine.” – Auguste Escoffier


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Opening of Yunomori Onsen and Spa

Yunomori Onsen recently opened its second branch in Thailand located in Thepprasit Road Pattaya. The 5,000-square-meter property offers an experience of holistic relaxation with its natural hot spring waters, Thai massage and spa, Korean scrub, sauna, steam room and other Yunomuri baths and facilities. Also, Yunomori Café

is an added feature, serving authentic Thai and Japanese dishes and a variety of international food. Yunomori is the first authentic Japanese Onsen and Spa in Thailand, and it brings ancient Japanese Onsen bathing culture together with traditional Thai massage techniques to create a uniquely relaxing experience.

Hilton Pattaya unveil hotel winners of Hilton South East Asia & India F&B Masters Hilton Pattaya announced the winners of the Hilton South East Asia & India (ISEA) F&B Masters 2016/2017 – Hotel Level competition. Following an intense contest amongst 31 food and beverage enthusiasts who are vying for the chance to represent their hotels at the Country Level of the Hilton ISEA F&B Masters 2016/2017, the Hotel Level winners of Hilton Pattaya are Thanyaporn Satityoo from Flare restaurant (Bar Challenge), Pakdee Anphukdee from Edge restaurant (Barista Challenge), Nuengkhet Sanamthong from Bakery kitchen (Dessert Challenge), and Peerapat Chaiwichit from Horizon restaurant (Culinary Challenge). “The Hilton ISEA F&B Masters is one of our many ways to discover, develop and celebrate the extraordinary talent we have in our hotel and I am certain our Hotel Winners will do us proud at the ISEA F&B Masters 2016/2017 – Country Level competition,” said Rudolf Troestler, general manager of Hilton Pattaya. At the Hilton ISEA F&B Masters 2015/2016, over 700 team members from 40 hotels across the region participated and created close to 1,200 unique recipes. The winners, through their prized trips to Australia, Japan and Scotland, fueled their passion for food and beverage, gained wonderful insights to improve their craft and enjoyed meaningful experiences while rubbing shoulders with maestros. The Hilton ISEA F&B Masters consists of three rounds of competition: Hotel Level, Country Level and Regional Finals.


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rendezvous Dusit Thani Pattaya welcomes former PM

Former Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai was welcomed to Dusit Thani Pattaya by General Manager Neoh Kean Boon when the former Thai leader arrived as the guest of honor at a celebratory dinner hosted for the delegates of the 13th World Convention of Nanan Clansmen held at the Napalai Ballroom of the five-star hotel. The event, held every two years, highlights the endeavors of its members and celebrates their accomplishments. The next event in 2018 will be held in China.

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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Save life, give blood at Centra Maris Resort Pattaya welcomes production team from TV 3

Andre Brulhart (4th left), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, gave a warm welcome to the production team from TV Channel 3, including actors Patricia Tanchanok Good (3rd left) and Boy Pakorn Chatborirak (4th right), along with director King Somching Srisupap (3rd right) during their filming at the hotel’s beach.

Pattaya became a wonderland for Hotel Baraquda Pattaya and Mercure Pattaya

Na Jomtien Mayor Sompong Sainapa and Centra Maris team led by General Manager Chaiphun Thongsuthum organized a blood drive along with The Thai Red Cross Society at the hotel’s Maris 3 meeting venue. The hotel’s first blood drive generated a total of 21,550 cc of blood collected from 55 donors from hotel staff and local volunteers.

Bloggers and celebrities from Singapore and Hong Kong

Wonderland was the theme of the joint annual staff party of Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel and Mercure Pattaya Hotel. The staff certainly had a wonderful time celebrating in style at the ballroom in Aiyara Grand Hotel. Both hotels welcomed CEO Eric Teng Heng Chew from owning company Heeton Holdings Ltd. as guest of honor. Chew thanked the hotels’ team members for all their hard work and sterling performance throughout the year and hoped to keep up the outstanding cooperation between the two sister hotels. Over 200 management and staff participated and enjoyed an evening of top entertainment including the best costume contest, the announcement of the employee of the year, a lucky draw with some fabulous prizes including airline tickets, a gold necklace, the latest LED TV and cash prizes. The staff also showed their dancing skills to a live band.

A special night of a super rock Deputy Prime Minister General is welcomed at Dusit Thani concert at Amari Pattaya

Amari Pattaya organised the Dax & Silly Fools Concert at Aranda Ballroom. The management team led by Richard Gamlin (second from left), resident manager, and Chutima Konfai (third from right), director of Sales and Marketing, welcomed Ekarat "Dax” Wongchalad (fourth from right), a well-known rock star and the former lead vocalist of the band, Big Ass, together with the Silly Fools band, two of Thailand’s top rock bands, before entering the concert hall. The bands performed their hit songs such as “Jija”, “Nam Lai”, “Len Khong Soong” and “Toom Yoo Nai Ja”. Throughout the duration of the concert, everyone enjoyed dancing and singing along closely with both rock bands.

Deputy Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister General Thanasak Patimapragorn (right) was welcomed by Dusit Thani Pattaya General Manager Neoh Kean Boon (center) when he arrived at the hotel to attend a celebratory event organized by POSCO-Thailand Coated Steel for the grand completion of the company’s automotive steel manufacturing plant in Amata City Industrial Estate located in Rayong province. The deputy prime minister conveyed his congratulations to OhJoon Kwon, chief executive officer of POSCO, Korea’s biggest steelmaker ranking fourth in the world’s top steel producing companies.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with blogger and celebrities from Singapore –Jessica Tham and from Hong Kong – Cecilia Ngan were welcomed by GM Dmitry Chernyshev at Sky Bar of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya during their stay and visit to Pattaya city.

Congratulations party for new chief judge of the Phrakanong Provincial Court

Central Juvenile and Family Court’s lay judges led by Mookda Uahwattanasakul (6th left) and Rattana Norrapanlop (4th left), recently hosted a congratulatory party for Pattarasak Sirisin (5th left) on the occasion of his appointment as the new chief judge of the Phrakhanong Provincial Court. The party was held at Dynasty restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.


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Mandarin Oriental's Le Normandie deluxe French cuisine culture Dejeuner au Normandie by Chef de Cuisine Arnaud Dunand Sauthier by John K. Lindgren

If I had someone very special coming to Bangkok for the first time, luncheon at Le Normandie would be my choice. Only Le Normandie. The high-end restaurant business or any eating house and cafe start-up venture in Bangkok is a challenging adventure, "here today, gone tomorrow” as they say. But the Le Normandie has stood the test of time ever since it opened in 1958. Then the restaurant was known as Le Normandy Grill, magnificently located on the top-floor of Tower Wing. Today it is called Garden Wing of The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok. Back in the day it was one of the Kingdom's tallest buildings. An iconic cream-colored landmark on the banks of the old Chao Phraya river. In 2015 Le Normandie underwent a rejuvenation with a contemporary interpretation of its original grandeur. The new interior preserves the classic elegance of one of Asia’s best loved French restaurants, together with striking new features such as handcrafted chandeliers. Also new wine cellar featuring top selections of both Old and New World wines and a customised dessert trolley. Our Normandie experience starts with the elevator ride up to the restaurant. As we step out from the car a stunning river vista greets us through the floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows and the resplendent dining room. OMG! As my daughter would say. The restaurant layout is a rectangular space with a clever ceiling design boasting those opulent chandeliers. Dozen of impeccably decked out tables and elegant, upholstered chairs in golden yellow hue like the ceiling. Large, fresh multicolor flower bouquets on heavy pedestals. Chopin or maybe Debussy piano music from the concealed loudspeakers – no singing. Then the champagne arrives. Louis de Roederer Brut Premier perfectly chilled, fine bubbles. What a companion to the amuse-bouche, the complimentary, trio of bite-sized manhattan, lobster, zucchini, basil compilation. On the side the freshly baked bread assortment. My favorite rye roll, broetchen small, multi-grain rolls sprinkled with rock salt and the delicious seaweed butter by Le Beurre Bordier, La Maison du Beurre creamery founded in 1927. What a bread and butter combo! This is just the beginning of the Le Normandie set lunch. Comprising of appetiser, fish or meat and dessert. Down below on the Chao Phraya River heavily loaded barges move slowly downstream and smaller riverside hotel shuttle boats flying their flags as they busily ply between Bangkok and the opposite Thonburi side. The appetizer arrives: Red tuna with almonds and two kinds of melon served en bloc. Exquisitely presented. Fresh, layered and so delectably paired with a Sancerre 2014 La Croix au Garde. A classic French sauvignon

Thon rouge melon pasteque amande

blanc from Maison Domaine Pellé, an aromatic wine with citrus, floral and mineral notes. The next pairing with the palatable blue fin tuna is a glass of Domaine du Pavillon Mersault 100 percent French, Bourgogne chardonnay sans oak. The third degustation is a PulignyMontrachet 2011 with the unusual name: “Mischief and Mayhem”. Pale gold in color, tinged with green. On the palate the M&M is full and rich, yet with a beautifully defined acidic structure. A wine to sip slowly with another piece of savory bread and of course, the melt-in-your-mouth seaweed butter. I glance around the restaurant. To our left three young couples, maybe Chinese or Taiwanese. I can hear Mandarin or Cantonese spoken. At the round table a Sino-Thai family of six, grandmother and grandfather included. By the large window three Thai lady executives enjoying the food and wine pairing and taking pictures, selfies to be posted on Facebook. Fine French dining is also about details. Le Normandie's attention to detail is mind-blowing. The tablecloth is Garnier-Thiébaut Vosges, France. Est 1830. The Rolls-Royce of tablecloths and napkins. This famous linens maker supplies the greatest restaurants and prestigious hotels in France and worldwide. My napkin is smooth and textured. None of that slinky, nylon napkin feel so often encountered in different restaurants. The tableware from Bernardaud, the prestigious French manufacturer of Limoges porcelain. This collection is specially made for Le Normandie. The forks and knives by Christople cutlery. Again, nothing but the best. “Nec Plus Ultra”. Now, our main course Lozère milk fed lamb potato black garlic eggplant is served. But first a glass of Perrier sparkling water to cleanse the palate. Then the succulent lamb, potato puree and roasted black garlic eggplant accompanied by lamb gravy

International food and Thai Cuisine Jomtien Bead Road Corner of Soi 8 Chef de Cuisine Arnaud Dunand Sauthier

porcini mushroom concoction. I am not a big pork fan nor a chicken aficionado – but I love the Lozère milk fed lamb. This is five-star gourmet lamb with potato puree and black garlic eggplant. Toothsome and with the perfect wine: the Daumen Gigondas by Jean-Paul Daumen, an exceptional Cotes du Rhone “CdR” melange of 60 percent Grenache, 30 percent Syrah, 10 percent Mourvedre/ Cinsault. Balanced, medium body with elegant fruit. Recommended by Le Normandie's affable master sommelier Khun Sunthorn. The main course the piece de resistance by Normandie's Chef de Cuisine Arnaud Dunand Sauthier who is at the helm of the Le Normandie kitchen brigade since 2012. His track record is impressive. Working and learning under superstar chefs like: Marc Veyrat, Georges Blanc, Jacques Lameloise and Guy Martin. Classical French gastronomy, par excellence. Our luncheon ends on a sweet note. From the patisserie/dessert trolley. A scrumptious cake collection. Once in a blue moon. I turn into a cake monster. Chocolate and vanilla. Yummy! The wine: The Chateau Le Thibaut Monbazillac 2009. Golden amber in the glass. Full-bodied and creamy on the palate. Long finish of honey, lychee, and lingering tropical fruit. One of my big favourites like classic the sweet Sauternes. The French they do know their patisserie (pastry) and their dessert wines. Oui, monsieur... It's been a luncheon to remember, to cherish. Chapeau! Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier, his kitchen team and the impeccable service. Le Normandie. Pricey? Not as expensive as you might think. The lunchtime set menu starts at 1,450 baht ++, after all Bangkok’s most prestigious French restaurant is not only for the ultra high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI). Plus there's no extra fee for the spectacular river vista. Le Normandie Restaurant Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok Opening Hours: Lunch 12-2 pm; Dinner 7-10 pm (closed on Sunday) 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok Tel: 02 659 9000 ext 7390-4 Email: mobkk-restaurants@mohg.com www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok

Tel : 038 756698, 091 0564911 www.jomtien-boathouse.com


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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Dusit Thani Pattaya presents its seasonal Octoberfest Saturday Night Buffet Grab a Beer, Pretzel and Wurst – It’s Octoberfest Again! Dusit Thani Pattaya occupies an enviable position at the southern tip of the bay overlooking the sea and golden sands of Pattaya. The location for their seasonal Octoberfest Saturday Night Buffet is sited in their stunning beachside restaurant aptly named The Bay. This deluxe buffet is B.900++ with free-flow beer at B.590++ and no ordinary beer this, it’s a draft Octoberfest bier specially flown in from the world-famous Paulaner brewery at Munich’s Nockherberg. The location overlooks the ocean and contributes hugely to the “feel good” vibrations that surround you when at this five-star resort. The world’s biggest beer festival kicked off on 17 September 1810 when the Lord Mayor of Munich cracked open the first keg of beer and declared the Octoberfest officially open. Since then it has reverberated around the world with many kegs of beer being sunk and is now probably the most popular international festival of the year. Pattaya loves a party and is always ready to embrace any fun and frolics associated with its enjoyment. Dusit Thani Pattaya is doing just that,

and for every Saturday in October from 6:30 to 10 pm an extra special event will be encouraging participation in beer contests, beer pong (a drinking game in which participants attempt to throw ping-pong balls into jugs of beer and their opponents are required to drink the contents of the jug) all to the merriment of foot tapping traditional German music. This BBQ is a joy to behold with the appetiser tables alone presenting a myriad of items to start your Octoberfest. Seafood and terrines nestle next to hams, pate maison, cold meats and Thai spicy salads and much, much more. So many salads of every imaginable combination with masses of dressings and tasty sauces. The seafood counter was a sight with a myriad of coral crustaceans fresh and shining all waiting on their icy

carpets to be thrown on the grill. We decided to start the proceedings with an enlivening bloody Mary shot with grilled tiger prawns followed by marinated asparagus with truffle vinaigrette and egg and a selection of salamis – our perfect appetiser which faultlessly kicked off the proceedings. Moving on to the main courses, the carvery features, amongst others, roast sirloin of beef and roast potatoes, or roast pork with sage and onion stuffing, giblet gravy and all the trimmings. Other western gourmet classics include envelopes of pork cordon bleu with porcini mushroom sauce, shrimp Creole, veal saltimbocca or sautéed king scallops cooked and served to order. Mick and I chose pan-seared fish with a

scrumptious sauce (delectable) plus the miniature Maryland crab cakes. As you would expect, the fruit and dessert tables were a veritable cornucopia of extravagance. Blueberry cheesecake with Kirsch snuggled next to chocolate mousse, peach and apple tarts, lemon meringue, bread and butter pudding and if they didn’t tempt, a chef was on hand to flambé a crepe suzette. Then there is the decadently tempting chocolate fountain. Here a medley of fresh berries and tropical fruits, marshmallows and home cookies circle the fountain for delicious dipping into the molten chocolate. Mick and I had a wonderful evening. We sat and gazed out to sea and ate gourmet treats from all

points of the globe with particular interest on the German speciality sausages and accompanying dishes. The Octoberfest games were great fun especially the beer pong which quickly became everyone’s favourite. The setting is stunning, the ambiance stress-free, the food sumptuous and the choices lavish. It’s a true treat. Octoberfest runs every Saturday throughout the month of October from 6:30 till 10 pm at The Bay Restaurant and is priced at B.900++ with free-flow beer at B.590++. Dusit Thani Pattaya North Pattaya Beach Road Pattaya, near the Dolphin Roundabout Tel: 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2150 Email: dtpa@dusit.com www.dusit.com/dtpa


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F&B Promotions Experience the flavorful mango dishes throughout October

White truffles are in season and on the menu

Experience an Authentic, Traditional-style Oktoberfest

at Drift, Shore and Horizon, Hilton Pattaya

at Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

at Amari Pattaya

Hilton Pattaya invites you to experience the tasty desserts featuring mango, one of signature fruits of Thailand, available at Drift, Shore and Horizon throughout this October only. Shore invites you to savor the Mango Sundae Delight; the main ingredients are mango, raspberry and cream cheese. The price is 350 baht nett and available daily at Shore on level 16 from 9 am to 8 pm. Drift invites you to enhance many desserts made by mango. There are Mango Macaroon, Mango Rice Pudding and Mango Cheesecake. Guests can experience these mango desserts with a perfect combination of coffee or tea during afternoon break. The price starts from 130 baht nett and available daily at Drift on level 16 from 11 am to 11 pm. Mango Rum Baba is a special mango dessert provided by the chef from Horizon rooftop restaurant and bar. It comes with mango cake, fresh mango, pineapple and rum. Guests can savor this tasty dessert with wonderful view of Pattaya bay. The price is at 450 baht nett and available daily at Horizon on level 34 from 6 to 11 pm.

White truffles are in season in October, and this supreme luxury that ranks alongside caviar and foie gras is being served at Acqua, the intimate Italian restaurant at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya throughout the month. Enjoy the pungent flavour of white truffles with beef carpaccio prepared in the style of Trentino, the mountainous province in the far north of Italy, in which the beef is slightly smoked and salted. Price is 760 baht ++. White truffle is also served with meaty chunks of Canadian lobster and the rich wheat flavour of Verrigni spaghetti, cut with gold dies rather than the usual bronze, and imported from Abruzzo, in Italy. Price is 1,890 baht ++. Also 1,890 baht ++ is a classic dish of beef tenderloin with foie gras, port wine sauce and fragrant white truffles. Acqua is a warm and cosy restaurant featuring views over the resort’s water park and suitable both for convivial evenings and romantic dinners. The restaurant is open every day from 6 to 11 pm.

Amari Pattaya invites guests to celebrate Oktoberfest in Pattaya with special offers on German beers and buffet dinner at 1,500 baht net per person. Enjoy a feast of authentic German specialities such as Schwein Spanferkel (whole pig on a spit) and the traditional Schweinshaxe (grilled pork knuckle), including a spread of Thai delights, an array of fine German brew and live entertainment. The celebration will take place in the party ground of Amari Pattaya on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 7 to 11 pm.

For more information or reservations, contact 038 253 000 or bkkhp_fb@hilton.com.

Oasis offers a choice of three Oktoberfest tasting boards at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

For reservations, call 038 714 981.

The Bold and The Blind Wine Experience at Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Amari Pattaya Mantra Restaurant and Bar presents The Bold and The Blind Wine Experience on Friday, October 28, 2016. This is the first time ever for a blind-themed wine tasting event. Turn your wine tasting experience into a game by guessing which type of wine you are tasting along with its region of origin, price and vintage year. To entice more fun out of the event, many surprising prizes are at stake for anyone who answers correctly. All menus will be specially prepared for the evening and paired with an equal selection of fine wines. Let the good times flow. Make your Friday night more enjoyable with The Bold and The Blind Wine Experience. Only 1,290 baht net per person. The wine starts flowing at 6 pm and continues until 8 pm. Limited seats are available. Reserve you r seat in advance.

A choice of three Oktoberfest tasting boards is available at Oasis throughout October, along of course with foaming mugs of beer! Grilled bratwurst, meatloaf and crumbed pork schnitzel, served with mashed potatoes, braised white cabbage and bacon is available at 450++ baht. Also 450++ baht is grilled bratwurst, smoked cheese sausage and Nurnberger sausages, together with mashed potato, white cabbage and bacon. A lighter alternative is crumbed pork schnitzel, served with potato and bacon salad, and priced at 400 baht ++. Oasis is for families, groups of friends, couples and individuals! The restaurant has been recently renovated and now offers more outdoor seating. Located on the lobby level, the restaurant is open from 6 am to 11 pm.

Fire show and exotic Thai flavours every Friday evening

For reservations, call 038 714 981.

at Coast Beach Club, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Lobster Risotto on the Sea at Mix Bistro, Centra BY Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Risotto is a traditional Italian food using a variety of short-grain rice called Arborio cooked to a creamy consistency. The highlight of this month, Lobster Risotto on the Sea, features the creamy and savory Arborio rice seasoned with rock sea salt and Parmigiano cheese and served with fresh catch from the ocean – jumbo prawn and scallop. Available every day from 6 am to 11 pm. For more information and reservations, call 038 103 333 or e-mail cmj@chr.co.th.

For further information and reservations, contact 038 429 591 or e-mail: email@mantra-pattaya.com.

Thailand’s exciting regional cuisines together with a modern dance performance and a thrilling fire show make an exotic evening treat every Friday at Coast Beach Club & Bistro. Set directly on the sands of the resort’s own beach, Coast Beach Club has indoor and outdoor seating and is the perfect venue for 100 Flavours Friday, which features Thai BBQ and spit-roasts, satay, an array of curries including creamy green curry and massaman curry, noodles and traditional dishes with a modern twist such as roasted duck curry pizza. The inclusive price is 1,000 baht ++ per person and with children under the age of 12 years charged at half price. 100 Flavours Friday takes place from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. For reservations, call 038 714 981.

For more information and to purchase a ticket, contact www.facebook. com/AmariOcean or call 038 418 418.

Any time is the right time for English Teatime Cupcakes at Vistas, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya English Teatime Cupcakes make a light treat during afternoon tea and indeed at any time of the day throughout October at Vistas. Home-baked in the resort’s own bakery, fluffy and fresh, these golden little cakes are perfect with a fine cup of tea or coffee and are priced at just 80 baht ++ each. The English Teatime Cupcakes are served from 9 am to 10 pm at Vistas, sited just off the resort’s lobby and offering a dreamy view of Pattaya Bay. For more information or reservations, call 038 714 981.

Delightful dining experience at DeeLite, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok 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. 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. 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. For reservations, call 02 649 6666 or email bkkss.info@hilton.com.

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THE CURRY HUT

You’ll come for the prices and come back for the food! It’s no secret that Brits love Indian food. At the start of the Second World War there were only six curry houses in Britain. However, the arrival of Indians after the war, to help to rebuild London, fed the nascent growth with migrant workers establishing cafes and canteens to feed their families. Soon after curious Brits began discovering the spicy food and how delicious it was compared to their own bland, rationed cooking. By 1982 there were 3,500 curry restaurants in Britain, today there are 12,000 with London having more Indian restaurants than Mumbai or Delhi. This phenomenal growth has spread worldwide and no more so than our own Pattaya. Mick and I are long stayers here and back when we arrived 15 years ago there was only one Indian restaurant. Now of course they have sprouted all over the city with new establishments appearing weekly. One on our list is a small family run curry shop tucked away in the hinterland of Rompho market (Jomtien Second Road) it delivers traditional Indian flavours at very affordable prices. Owned by Chef Shahid, a professionally trained Pakistani gentlemen who turns out exactly the staple Indian food you want to eat. The setting is familystyle with clean, neat tables, fans and a small forecourt making it just the spot for a family meal or a friendly catch-up with friends. If you want a meal that satiates your tummy, tickles your taste buds try the Punjabi food at The Curry Hut. The standout attribute at this restaurant is that Shahid takes great pride in his dishes and will happily tell you his ingredients and basis for his dishes. We have spent lots of time chatting to him about our trips to India and the regional dishes we have enjoyed. We always kick off with samosas, either vegetable, chicken or mutton (from B.140). Prawn or vegetable pakoras also make for good finger food nibbles before moving on to more main dishes. The mutton seekh kebabs have been cooked in

Shahid’s authentic tandoor oven and hit the table sizzling and burnished with spicy flavours. Wine is not to everyone’s taste to quaff with curries but it is available and at only B.120 for a humungous glass. Otherwise imported and local beers are readily available. Breads are a particular interest with a dozen or so varieties from spiced nans to parathas, chapattis and Tandoori rotis making the ideal accompaniments to the Tandoori fish, chicken or prawns (from B.220). The chicken is a house special and on our last visit this was our chosen item. It was cooked so well after it’s overnight marination in masalas, yoghurt, spices and lemon juice resulting in a tender joint with hidden depths – we loved it. Over a dozen vegetable curries (from B.150) either complement the main courses or stand in their own right. Fried dahl (B.140) is always a favourite. Served in its creamy, spicy and comforting gravy it’s always a winner. Aloo gobi is another ageless favourite combining the best creamy veggies with a light spicing and subtle flavour. Shahid gained his spurs specializing in curry sauces and there’s a dozen examples to choose from. Chicken Tikka Masala has its loyal fans while the Vindaloo is how we remember it from back home, Butter Chicken and Madras are another two standout al pan, dishes. I would hazard that we all started out our curry journey with Chicken Korma which here is as expected a mild, gentle boneless chicken cooked in yoghurt and light spicing. The lamb section offers Mutton done eight ways including a tomato infused Rogan Josh (B.220) or a Vindaloo with mashed spinach. Seafood comes in an array of dishes from only B.200 including Prawn Chilli Masala, Prawn Karahi cooked with spices and tomatoes in a special pan and more. All are great partnered with one of the kitchen’s rice specialities, jeera, peas, mushroom pullaos with special saffron, and four diverse biryanis featuring chicken, mutton, prawn or fish.

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If you’re in the mood for takeaway there’s no charge for deliveries on orders over B.500 in the Jomtien area, plus if you’re eating inhouse all food is nett with no VAT or service charges to boost the bill. No fancy prices here, just good, solid food to put a smile on your face and an even bigger one on your wallet. So next time you say, “let’s go out for a ruby”, why not give Shahid’s kitchen a try. The Curry Hut Rompho market opposite Jomtien Soi 5 – about 50 metres up on the right-hand side from Second Road Tel: 088 184 6500 for the take-away service or 083 070 8310 for Sahid’s number

Hotel Promotions Experience Spooky Family Fun with Royal Cliff’s “Vampires at the Cliff” 5th Halloween Party Don’t miss this chance to join one of the most anticipated celebrations in Pattaya each year! Royal Cliff Hotels Group is once again hosting a family-friendly vampire-themed Halloween party on Saturday, 29 October 2016, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Breezeo – Be Yourself Dining! Experience a haunting adventure as this popular beachfront restaurant will be vibrantly decked out in the spirit of little vampires, funny mischief and show-stopping Halloween music. Put on your favorite costume and bring the kids along for a fun Saturday night packed with spooky games and special vampire-themed treats. Every game has a winner and every winner gets a prize. Dress to impress as fantastic prizes will also be awarded to two kids and one adult with the best Halloween costumes. Admission is only 150 baht for all hotel guests and 250 baht for outside guests. Other delightful perks include complimentary Halloween mocktail, vampire photo op, fun face-painting, freaky food, spooky tunes and lots of special Halloween prizes. With fun activities and exciting entertainment lined up for the entire family, don’t miss out on being part of this unforgettable Halloween fun! Seats are limited so reserve your table now! For more information or to book a table, call Guest Relations Department at 038 250 421 ext 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.


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Vol. 04 No. 20 | Oct 16-31, 2016

Modern Italian cuisine at Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok >> from L1

Sea scallops

Local Thai and Asian specialty items are available on the breakfast buffet and also from the a la carte menu. Promenade Lunch Offers two- and three-course options at 650 baht and 775 baht. Order a main course from the à la carte menu before indulging in the extensive buffet starter and dessert options available from Scalini’s open kitchen. Promenade lunch is available from Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 2:30 pm. Sparkling Sunday Brunch Indulge yourself for a weekend

treat with Scalini Sparkling Sunday Brunch priced at 1,800 baht with free-flow fruit juices, 2,500 baht with free-flow prosecco, white or red wine and fruit juices and 3,500 baht with free-flow champagne, prosecco, white or red wine and fruit juices. Try the beef Rossini topped with foie gras and balsamic reduction, unlimited Boston lobster, oyster, Italian feast and many more. Scalini Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok 11 Sukhumvit Soi 24 Khlong Ton, Bangkok Tel: 02 620 6666 www.sukhumvitbangkok.hilton.com

Heirloom tomatoes Lobster and crab chitarra pasta

Sichuan black peppered pork belly

Seafood spaghetti


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Vol. 04 No. 20 | Oct 16-31, 2016

Spa Promotions Ultimate Pampering Package at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya After a long hard working week, give yourself a treat to feel rejuvenated with the “Ultimate Pampering Package” at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya. First, enjoy a choice of facial treatment, body scrub or shoulder, neck and scalp, continue with a deep and relaxing massage, complete with the blend of traditional Thai herbal hot compress to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, sore muscles, and chronic backache, whilst luxuriously warm oils are massaged deeply into the body for maximum relaxation and a completely new body experience. The package price is 4,500 baht per person and 8,000 baht per couple for 2 hours, available every day from 10 am to 10 pm from October 1 to November 30, 2016. eforea spa is located on level 17 of Hilton Pattaya. For more information, call 038 253 000, e-mail pattaya.info@hilton.com or click beeforeaspa.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.

The Arts of Thailand by Rory Coughlan

Krabi Krabong Thai weapons system. Not just the study of Thai weapons but the Way of the Warrior, an understanding of the art of combat, tactics and technique. Krabi Krabong teaches the student how each weapon is effective and how this can be extended to their body’s natural weapons using the same principles. Traditional beliefs are that the student does not choose the weapon, the weapon chooses you. Muay Boran/Muay Kaacheurk "Ancient boxing" or originally "Toi Muay" is a term for the unarmed martial arts of Thailand prior to the introduction of modern equipment and rules in the 1930s. This was the original form of Muay Thai which includes locks and throws and many techniques which are considered too dangerous for the modern sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing). Muay Boran classes are completely structured towards the self-defence aspect of the tradition art of Thailand. Muay Thai The most famous and most popular of the martial arts of Thailand. At The White Lotus Muaythai Gym we don’t teach just for competition, we teach the ART of Thai Boxing with correct movement and footwork – the Yang Sarm Khum, and breathing techniques which are an essential aspect of maximising the techniques’

effectiveness. Most students train in Muay Thai to improve their fitness or for self-defence purposes but for those who wish to test their skills in the ring. The Thai Martial Arts developed over 600 years, is tried and tested, not only in the Muay Thai ring but also on the battlefield thus the three aspects Muay Thai, Muay Boran/Muay Kaacheurk and Krabi Krabong combined are AWUDT BORAN THE ULTIMATE MARTIAL ART. So always remember when choosing a school and teacher for your studies of the arts, true linage always goes along way.

URBAN HEALTHY CO., LTD. 64/2 Moo 1 Nongprue Soi 1, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 248 079 www.313trainingstudio.com

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya launches Wave Spa

For reservations, call 038 301 234 ext 4333.

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 censecmj@chr.co.th.

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya invites guests and visitors to indulge in a choice of blissful, rejuvenating massage and body treatments at the resort's unique Wave Spa with special discounts offered early in the day. Reflecting the buoyant design concept, the treatments incorporate products containing natural marine ingredients that nourish and rejuvenate the skin while helping guests dive deep into relaxation. The extensive spa menu includes a traditional Royal Thai massage, an aromatic herbal heat massage, as well as the signature Wave Harmony Sea Breeze – a four-hands massage performed by two expert therapists simultaneously.

A number of beneficial skin treatments are also available employing a range of techniques and ingredients – for her and for him – all specifically designed to rejuvenate, moisturize and oxygenate the body's largest organ. To welcome guests from inside and outside the hotel, Wave Spa is offering a 30 percent early bird discount on treatments enjoyed between 10 am and 2 pm daily. The special rate applies to all spa and massage treatments featured on the extensive spa menu. For more information, visit www.movenpick.com/ pattaya.


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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

music / new release The Serenity of Suffering – Korn The Serenity of Suffering is the upcoming 12th studio album by nu metal band Korn, which is expected to be released on October 21, 2016. According to guitarist Brian Welch, it will be "heavier than anyone's heard us in a long time" and that it will contain their most intense music in a long time vocally as well. The artwork contains elements of Korn's fourth album, Issues, and was created by Ron English. Standard Edition 1. Insane 2. Rotting in Vain 3. Black Is the Soul 4. The Hating 5. A Different World (featuring Corey Taylor) 6. Take Me 7. Everything Falls Apart 8. Die Yet Another Night 9. When You're Not There 10. Next in Line 11. Please Come for Me Deluxe Edition 12. Baby 13. Calling Me Too Soon

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

Vol. 04 No. 20 | Oct 16-31, 2016

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

DOCTOR STRANGE

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Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

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A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats.

All-New Cool 5-Seat Sport SUV

The value-for-money 2.0L petrol-turbo AWD As we all wait for the affordable, eco-friendly reliable plug-in electric vehicles, the compact SUVs and crossovers are the fastest growing automobile segment in the world and everybody wants to jump on the bandwagon. The new kid on the block in Thailand is MG's nouvelle SUV launched by MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., trading company affiliated with China's SAIC Motor Corporation Limited and Thai CP Group. Three models have already been launched since 2014. The compact hatchback MG3, the family saloons MG5 and MG6. All assembled in Rayong, Thailand. Look around and you'll see more and more MG's on the Thai roads including the latest MG GS SUV, which is this issue’s Pattaya Today

Automotive test drive. Design: Cool, compact SUV looks with rounded corners, raked pillars, and a high beltline giving the MG GS a distinctive, sporty styling and youthful appearance. Key design elements include the crosshatch grill featuring the iconic, oversized octagonal MG (Morris Garages) badge, a sturdy twotone front bumper, and trapezoidal projection-type xenon headlights. The rear boasts sturdy appearance with high mounted LED combination taillights. The big 'diamond-cut' 18-inch double-color aluminum alloys add premium SUV looks. Interior: The interior and dashboard with glossy piano black accents feel robust. There's leather upholstery with

electrically adjustable sport seats for both driver and front passenger, another luxury SUV feature. Back seat space for three adults with ample head and leg room. The boot (trunk) swallows 483 liters of cargo space with the rear seats up and 1,336 liters with the backs folded providing a flat floor. Perfect carrying home IKEA ready-to-assemble furniture (RTA) or a new Fisher & Paykel refrigerator. In the MG GS ceiling a one-touch sunroof. Moore goodies: rear parking sensors and reverse camera. For infotainment an eight-inch touchscreen on the floating center console incorporating the ‘inkaNet’ infotainment system, with GPS navigation and Bluetooth connectivity – the works.

Engine: The MG in-house developed turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol motor delivers a classcompetitive 218 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Transmission: automatic 6-speed transmission with F1-inspired paddle shifters on the steering column. Also worth to mention is user-friendly one-touch cruise control. At petrol pump you can choose from petrol, (gasoline), gasohol 91 and 95 including E20 and E85. No worries! Drive: For safe motoring the driving position is important. The MG GS steering wheel adjusts for rake and reach (rake adjustment means up and down, reach means in and out). Again, a great feature. “Get your motor runnin' Head out on the highway Lookin' for adventure And whatever comes our way...” We hit the highway/expressway and step on it. The turbo kicks in. The lofty cockpit view makes overtaking, switching lanes a piece of cake. I like the firm suspension. The body roll is in check, always an issue with SUVs due to their high center of gravity. Highway No 2 (Thanon Mitraparp) from Saraburi direction Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) past Saraburi town and the industrial estates. As we climb up to the Korat plateau it's good to have a 2.0-liter turbocharged motor under the hood (bonnet) with plenty of power on tap. Later in Pak Chong on a local road, a shortcut to Khao Yai we encounter winding, wet dirt roads with large, deep potholes. Here the AWD provides

excellent grip and traction. As the night falls we arrive at the swank Toscana Valley, Khao Yai landmarked at the entrance by a massive replica Leaning Tower of Pisa. Mamma Mia! This prestigious Italian-style residential community includes Toscana Valley Country Club and Hotel La Casetta amidst acres of rolling hills, lakes, vibrant silky oaks and junipers. On the way back to Bangkok. Time to engage the sport mode “S”, immediately the instrument dials turn bright red. Signaling it's time for proactive driving. Engage the paddle shifters! Verdict: I'll be frank with you even though my name is not Frank. A Chinese SUV by MG? After a weekend I came away with surprised admiration. This is a really solid, value for money, sport and family SUV. The base model MG GS two-wheel drive version goes for 1.21 million baht, while the fourwheel drive (AWD) is priced at 1.31 million baht including added features like sunroof, reversing camera, paddle shifters and electrically adjustable front seats, inkaNet connectivity and all-wheel drive. That's a lot! MG GS 2.0T X AWD Engine: 4-cylinder 2.0-liter petrol turbo Power: 218 hp Torque: 350 Nm Transmission: 6-speed automatic AWD Top speed: 200 km/h Fuel consumption: 13 km/liter Price: 1.31 million baht www.mgcars.com


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What's Inside: Property

Thailand’s Property Report Congress 2016

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New Personal Income Tax Structure

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Training

Studio Mind - Body - Soul

by Donovan Kundiger

Personal health and fitness goals should encompass whole body wellness. The problem you find when seeking training for fitness and a healthy body is that most facilities offering health benefits only comprise of one or two services. Pattaya's newest holistic fitness center, the 313 Training Studio (located east of Sukhumvit at 64/2 Moo 1, Nongprue Soi 1) offers a complete fitness package that assures all your body's wellness requirements are met.

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he brand new 313 Training Studio provides comprehensive, wellrounded training regimens coupled with body rejuvenation that is unsurpassed anywhere in the Pattaya area. At 313 Training Studio you'll find the professional White Lotus Muay Thai and Martial Arts training as well as personal one-on-one Fitness Training that is complemented by the Smile Massage & Spa which features Finnish Saunas & Turkish Steam Rooms (including privacy for men and ladies), Hot and Cold Plunge Pools, a covered swimming pool plus a health bar all in this combined state-of-the-art facility.

Why is 313 Training Studio the best place for your wellness and fitness training? Because once you finish your training session your body needs a normalizing period which can only be accomplished in a tranquil atmosphere - a spa where you can rejuvenate in a steam or sauna plus get a healthful, relaxing massage. 313 Training Studio features all three services under one roof. Rory, 313 Training Studio’s professional trainer and founder of the White Lotus Muaythai Gym (assistant coach of the Irish National Team and a qualified, certified instructor whose 17 years of experience of fitness coaching,

and his life time of martial arts training including exclusive and pristine training along with

being accepted into the Buddhai Swan Sword Fighting Institute of Continued on page 4/24


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Property Thailand’s Property Report Congress 2016 Billed and marketed as Thailand’s biggest conference for real estate professionals, the first annual Thailand Property Report Congress was a huge success. The all-day conference was filled with keynote addresses, engaging panel discussions, an intensive workshop conducted by a well-known, world-class architect, and great opportunities for international networking. It certainly was a full house with the conference room filled with professionals from all sectors of the real estate industry. Bertil De Kleynen of Atkins Global commented that it was “a great networking event and platform for people in the real estate industry to come together and share ideas.” Attendee’s had the unique opportunity to participate in the conversation about Thailand’s real estate sector with the best Thai and international experts and industry leaders. The congress featured engaging panel discussions and sessions on: Retail – Where they learned about the importance of connectivity in retail developments and why some retail launches have been delayed Hotels – Where they discussed the impact of the tourism sector and growth drivers of the hospitality industry Offices – Where attendees found out where Bangkok’s office sector stands in the era of ASEAN Economic Community Design – Where top experts

discussed which essential facilities and services must be incorporated into contemporary resort developments Regions – An inside look at identifying the strengths and areas for improvement of Samui, Phuket, Hua Hin and the Eastern Seaboard’s resort markets Sp e c i a l Wo r k s h o p – A n impressive presentation and open conversation with world renowned architect Thomas Leeser on how to design the “perfect” mall. We l l i t c e r t a i n l y w a s a fascinating and informative day. Personally, I found a wealth of helpful insights into the Thailand real estate industry and I am sure all participants did as well. Having the wonderful opportunity and honor to chair the Property Report Congress, I opened the day with keynote speaker Suphin Mechuchep, managing director, Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) Ltd. She suggested that diversification

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

will be the key to Thai developers’ success in the future. Next was an insightful talk by Andrew Gulbrandson, who pointed out that great opportunities were to be found in revitalizing existing properties during this period where there are fewer project launches. The first panel session of the day was moderated by Marciano BridgeMoHun in which we all realized even further how much technology really does shape our real estate industry. At our second panel session, moderated by Charles Blocker, panelists made the key point that there was overall confidence in the present and future hotel market in Thailand. Following morning talks by two well-received keynote speakers, our first presentation after lunch was special guest speaker Thomas Leeser, who travelled all the way from New York City to make what was a truly game-changing experience. Internationally renowned for his iconic architectural designs at all scales, Leeser has been a principal for more than 25 years at Leeser Architecture, New York. His passion for the fusion of emerging technologies and architecture has driven many of the firm’s awardwinning designs. His commitment to architecture extends beyond practicing in the field as he has been teaching architecture at Princeton, Harvard, Columbia and Cornell Universities. Furthermore, Leeser is devoted to innovation and the advancement of architecture. He specializes in institutional and high-end residential projects, high-end shopping malls, museums

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

and performing arts centers, theaters, broadcast and educational facilities. Yes, Thomas Leeser totally changed our way of looking at and experiencing shopping malls forever with his captivating presentation. Our second panel discussion of the afternoon, the Office segment moderated by Theerathon Tharachai, made the point that Ratchadapisek or Sathorn might be

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

the next up-and-coming Bangkok CBD area--or at least extensions of the existing CBD area. Next was the Design panel which was moderated by Julapot Chiravachradej. It provided an inside look at Bangkok’s world class, state-of-the-art architecture which all of us in the industry can truly be proud of. Our final session was on Thailand’s Regional Markets – Phuket, Eastern Seaboard and Hua Hin, moderated by Paul Ashburn, managing partner of the Thailand office of BDO. The surprising outcome from this panel discussion was the confidence that the panelists had in the long-term future for each of these resort areas with short term opportunities as well. All in all, the Thailand Property Report Congress proved to be a great journey into our real estate industry and certainly a key confidence builder as it is clear to see that Thai’s “Do Mean Business,” and that the future looks absolutely Great!

having written regularly for leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at clayton@premierinternational.com.


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Special Feature Continued from page 1/21

313 Training Studio Thailand. This being with the King's Royal Guard) will personally guide you through first class training in Muay Thai (competition), Muay Boran (combat/self defense) and/or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu customized to your level of experience. He also is available as a one-on-one personal trainer. Mornings at 313 Training Studio feature structured classes. Afternoons and weekends are "open mat" where you can train at your own pace. Structured Classes are only B300 with two classes in the same day discounted to 500 baht. Open mat times 200 baht. Call or stop by and check on monthly promotions for training or the massages and spa.

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professionally tailored training at 313 Training Studio. COUPLES: At 313 Training Studio you and your lady can train your way to fitness and health together. Want your lady to be able to defend herself? Unlike many facilities where females only train with females, at 313 Training Studio's martial arts gym your lady receives expert instruction in oneon-one with you so she can become comfortable fighting off a larger,

stronger male adversary. After your cool-down you'll both enjoy a private, relaxing couple’s massage. Don't stress out fighting the traffic before or after a workout. Ease into 313 Training Studio's parking lot at 64/2 Moo 1, Nongprue Soi 1 on Pattaya's east side and enjoy getting healthy. Walk-ins are welcome anytime, but for Muay Thai or Fitness Training Rory suggests you book ahead by calling 038-248-079 or 095-158-9900.

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For only 200 baht you can enjoy the swimming pool and spa all day through the month of November. By the way, 313 Training Studio's beautiful pool area with band stage is also the perfect setting for a wedding, birthday or other special occasion accommodating up to 350 people. Please come check out 313 Training Studio's first class facilities today.

One of Pattaya’s leading developers, Global Top Group was given a Highly Commended award for Best Boutique Developer in the Eastern Seaboard category and Best Affordable Condominium in Easter Seaboard for The Cloud Pattaya project in the recently concluded 2016 Thailand Property Awards. The Cloud Pattaya, located in Pratumnak Hill near Cozy Beach, is ahead of its completion date and will be having the completion party in November.


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Legal Advice

LEGAL ADVICE

by Magna Carta Law Office

NEW PERSONAL INCOME TAX STRUCTURE

Personal Income Tax (PIT) is a direct tax levied on income of a person. A person means an individual, an ordinary partnership, a non-juristic body of persons and an undivided estate. In general, a person liable to PIT has to compute his tax liability, file a tax return and pay tax, if any, accordingly on a calendar year basis. Thai Personal Income Tax Structure was approved to be revised as follows: 1. Deductible expenses for the following income would increase from 40 percent of income (capped at 60,000 baht) to 50 percent of income (capped at 100,000 baht): 4. The Progressive Tax Rates shall be revised as • Income derived from employment, whether in follows: the form of salary, wage, per diem, bonus, CURRENT TAX RATES NEW TAX RATES bounty, gratuity, pension, house rent allowance, monetary value of rent-free residence provided TAXABLE INCOME TAXABLE INCOME RATE RATE by an employer, payment of debt liability of an (IN THAI BAHT) (IN THAI BAHT) employee made by an employer, or any money, First 150,000 0% First 150,000 0% property or benefit derived from employment. • Income derived from a post or from the 150,001 – 300,000 5% 150,001 – 300,000 5% performance of work, whether in the form of 300,001 – 500,000 10% 300,001 – 500,000 10% a fee, commission, discount, subsidy, meeting 500,001 – 750,000 15% 500,001 – 750,000 15% allowance, gratuity, bonus, house rent allowance, 750,001 – 1,000,000 20% 750,001 – 1,000,000 20% monetary value of rent-free residence provided 1,000,001 – 2,000,000 25% 1,000,001 – 2,000,000 25% by a payer of income, payment of debt liability 30% 2,000,001 – 5,000,000 30% of a taxpayer made by a payer of income, or any 2,000,001 – 4,000,000 money, property or benefit derived from a post Over 4,000,000 35% Over 5,000,000 35% or from the performance of work, whether such post or performance of work is permanent or temporary. 5. The minimum income threshold for being required to file a tax return shall be revised as follows: 2. The scope of deductible expenses for income I. For a taxpayer who has only employment income: derived under section 40 (3) of the Revenue Code [Fee • If single, and income exceeds 100,000 baht of goodwill, copyright or any other rights, annuity or (previously 50,000 baht); and annual payment of income derived from a will, any • If having a spouse, and the sum of the taxpayer’s other juristic act, or court decision] - that was previously and spouse’s income exceeds 200,000 baht (previously restricted only to copyrights, would expand to include 100,000 baht) goodwill, copyrights and other rights and will increase II. For a taxpayer who has employment income from 40 percent of income (capped at 60,000 baht) to and other income, or who has only other income that is 50 percent of income (capped at 100,000 baht). not employment income: • If single, and income exceeds 60,000 baht 3. Tax allowances shall be revised as follows: (previously 30,000 baht); and • The personal allowance will increase from 30,000 • If having a spouse, and the sum of the taxpayer’s and baht to 60,000 baht, and where the taxpayer and spouse the spouse’s income exceeds 120,000 baht (previously both earn taxable income, the maximum deduction for 60,000 baht) both of them would be 120,000 baht. III. An undistributed estate must file a tax return if • The spouse allowance will increase from 30,000 its income exceeds 60,000 baht (previously 30,000 baht) baht to 60,000 baht. IV. A non-juristic partnership or a non-juristic body • The child allowance will increase from 15,000 per of persons must file a tax return if its income exceeds child (capped at three children) to 30,000 baht per child 60,000 baht (previously 30,000 baht). (uncapped). 6. This proposal would apply to the tax year 2017 • The allowance for an estate would increase from onwards. 30,000 baht to 60,000 baht. Thus, based on the proposal above, if you are an • The allowance for a non-juristic partnership or employee and your monthly salary is 25,833 baht or a non-juristic body of persons would increase from less, assuming that you do not receive other taxable 30,000 baht for each individual (capped at 60,000 baht) income during the year (such as bonus or other to 60,000 baht for each individual (capped at 120,000 fringe benefit), you will not have to pay Personal baht). Income Tax.

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Thailand’s Industrial Zone Si Racha heats up by Bill Barnett

Talking to many hoteliers outside of Thailand and when speaking about Si Racha, they start immediately thinking about the red hot chili sauce Sriracha. Over the past few years the area which is a center of industrial activity on the Eastern Seaboard has flown under the radar of international hotel brands. Today, incoming branded offerings by Accor’s Novotel, Ascott’s Somerset and Centara along with a Movenpick that is in the works are creating a major shift into the market. C9 Hotelworks has released a new report titled Si Racha Serviced Apartment Market Update 2016 that includes coverage of the area’s hotels as well Si Racha is Thailand’s second largest industrial zone by scale, with over 65,000 work permits issued and the second largest Japanese community outside of Bangkok in the country. Currently the hotel and

serviced apartment market stands at slightly more than 3,500 units while strong investment sentiment has bolstered the pipeline with 2,239 new keys expected to enter the market by 2018. According to C9 Hotelworks research on the serviced apartment sector there is a forecast for yet more branded properties to enter the supply pipeline within this year. While short term the market is expected to be influenced by changes in the supply demand scenario, longer-term the planned high-speed Eastern Seaboard train project could be a major game changer to the area. Meanwhile hotels and serviced apartments are going to have to look for more diverse segmentation and an impact from new condo product is also expected to hit the core long-stay rental segment. Bill Barnett is the managing director of C9 Hotelworks Company Limited.


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16-31 october 2016

Business News AccorHotels wins Best Global Hotel Chain for second year in row

For the second year in a row, AccorHotels was named Best Global Hotel Chain at the TTG Travel Awards for 2016, while Chairman & CEO Sebastien Bazin won the award for Travel Personality of the Year. With the winners chosen by readers of TTG trade magazines, these awards were the two most coveted gongs at a dazzling ceremony held in Bangkok. Sebastien Bazin, who flew in from Paris to accept his award, said he was delighted to win. “This is a wonderful recognition of the success of AccorHotels’ transformation,” he said. “We are moving forward, driving our growth, exploring new businesses and accelerating our global strategy to position the customer experience at the very heart of our initiatives. “I am very proud to share this award with all the AccorHotels’ teams all over the world, acting every day to deliver the most memorable experience to our millions of customers in our 4000 hotels, resorts and residences as well as in our 2600 finest private homes.” Bazin, who has served on the

AccorHotels board since 2005 and was named Chairman & CEO in August 2013, has been credited with dramatically transforming the Group, initiating a major digital revolution, implementing bold acquisitions including the FRHI network, expanding into new businesses including private home rentals, introducing a new name and vision and opening up AccorHotels’ distribution channels to independent operators, as well as this week announcing a new brand, Jo&Joe that will completely disrupt the usual hospitality codes, blending the best of private-rental, hostel and hotel formats, designed to meet the expectations of millennials and those who value sharing and spontaneity. Bazin has not only improved the group’s financial performance since taking the reins, but has created a new culture that encourages innovation, agility and accountability. Michael Issenberg, chairman & CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific was also on hand to accept the group’s award for Best Hotel Chain for the second consecutive year.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group receives TTG Travel Hall of Fame Award for the 10th consecutive year The Royal Cliff Hotels Group was once again a recipient of the prestigious TTG Travel Hall of Fame Award at the 27th Annual TTG Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner. Managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Panga Vathanakul, together with executive director, Vitanart Vathanakul, attended Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious annual travel industry awards which honors the best organizations and individuals in the industry for their achievements and contributions. The Royal Cliff Hotels Group has consistently been acknowledged by its renowned peers as well as its guests from around the world by being voted as the Best Resort Hotel and Best Meetings and Conventions Hotel for many consecutive years. Since 2002, the Travel Hall of Fame was created to establish a permanent home in honour of the region’s most exclusive and outstanding organizations. The Royal Cliff Hotels Group outshined all the stars in 2006 by receiving for the first time the TTG Travel

Hall of Fame Award, establishing a dominant position among this elite group and has resided amidst these top organizations in the Asia-Pacific ever since. Consistently providing exceptional hospitality, it has received over 200 accolades from various organizations of domestic and international repute. Asked what the company has done in the past year to remain

a top performer in the industry, Vitanart Vathanakul mentioned the importance of constantly challenging the status quo and finding ways to improve. He pointed out that identifying essential areas that need to be developed and upgraded is an important factor in satisfying the prevailing requirements of today’s discerning customers.

Onyx Hospitality Group marks entry to Laos with the signing of three Amari hotels

Chaipattana Foundation’s training course on Sustainable Development

Srichalerm Kanjanapoo (2nd left), director of planning and evaluation of Chaipattana Foundation, together with Supatra Chirathivat (4th left), senior vice president of corporate affairs and social responsibilities at Centara Hotel & Resorts, attended the first Chaipattana Foundation’s Leadership Program for Sustainable Development training course, held at Krungthep Suite, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

As part of its growth strategy to introduce its brands across Asia-Pacific, leading international hospitality management company, Onyx Hospitality Group signed a partnership agreement with Tang Charoen (TCR) Group Co., Ltd. to manage three Amari hotels in Lao People's Democratic Republic. This agreement will mark Onyx’s market entry into Laos with the first property set to begin operations in 2017. The Amari property in Vang Vieng is due to welcome its first guests in 2017 while the other two

properties in Vientiane and Pakse are both scheduled to open in 2020. Amari’s signature Amaya Food Gallery, Breeze Spa and creative meeting venues will be featured in each property. Commenting on the project, Peter Henley, president and CEO of Onyx Hospitality Group said, “Laos is emerging as one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing destinations with the ongoing introduction of new flight routes and tourism infrastructure enhancements. We are excited to enter this market with not one but

three Amari properties as part of our continuing regional expansion plans. We look forward to a successful collaboration with Tang Charoen Group to bring Amari to life in this market.” Thai-based Onyx Hospitality Group currently manages 63 properties, 22 projects are under construction, and aims to reach 81 properties by the end of 2018. These three hotels will be added to brand’s growing Amari portfolio, which presently consists of 14 operating properties and another eight under development.


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Volume 5

Issue 19

16-31 october 2016

Business News Tourism Authority of Amari Phuket voted Best Beach Resort in Asia-Pacific Thailand presents ‘You Care You Share’ to promote for second consecutive year health tourism market

Amari Phuket is proud to announce its second consecutive win of the Best Beach Resort in Asia-Pacific title at the 27th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2016. PierreAndre Pelletier, Onyx Hospitality group’s vice president and area general manager, South Thailand, received the award on behalf of Amari Phuket and Onyx Hospitality Group.

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites travelers all around the world to join an activity ‘You Care You Share’ in Health and Wellness in Thailand Project to win health and wellness in Thailand with a total value of over 500,000 baht. As health tourism has been growing and earning a great amount of national income, it is a high-potential market that has drawn global attention. Thailand is one among many countries that aim to promote the growth of health tourism as its products and services are outstanding in terms of the variety of treatments and standardized services as well as qualified staffs, all of which are ready to provide excellent services for travelers. TAT has set its sight on health tourists to increase tourism income by raising awareness and building a good image of health and wellness in Thailand and its unique services, which conform to policy to promote Thailand as a regional hub of health tourism. Thailand is well-prepared in every aspect ranging from good services, variety of standardized healthcare providers to reasonable prices. TAT has planned to publicize products and services about health and wellness in Thailand through online media on www.tourismthailand.org/ healthandwellness to provide the said information so that it can be reached by travelers widely and quickly. Meanwhile, in order to promote health tourism in Thailand, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched “Health and Wellness in Thailand” Project by inviting travelers all around the world to participate in You Care You Share. Participants are only required to share a video clip on the website to their social media, for example, Facebook, E-mail, Google+ and they may win prizes with a total

value of over 500,000 baht. To join the activity, participants need to register at www.tourismthailand.org/ healthandwellness and fill out accurate information. Then, watch the video clip made by TAT about client’s experiences on health and wellness in Thailand. The video clip shows impressive experiences about healthcare as well as beauty services including Thai massage and spa by a number of foreigners. After watching the video clip, participants have to send it to their friends, families or acquaintances and persuade to watch and share it on social medias. The more times they share it the more chance they will get to win prizes. The participation period lasts until 31 October 2016. The project will randomly draw prize winners, limited to the ones who have shared the video clip and filled out the required information completely. The prizes are as follows; 2 accommodation packages from top hotels and resorts like Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa, Phuket and The AETAS Bangkok, 1 health check-up package from a leading hospital BNH Hospital, and 13 Wellness & Spa packages from Dr. Orawan Holistic Beauty and AntiAging Institute, Nirunda Clinic, Radiant Medical Clinic, Bangkok Anti-Aging Center and RarinJinda Wellness Spa. The total prize value is over 500,000 Baht. The prize announcement will be made on 15 November 2016. TAT has expected that You Care You Share will increase an awareness and emphasize Thailand’s role as one of the leading countries in health tourism to be better known among tourists around the world and also expected to gain a lot of attention and have quite a number of participants. Send your care to your loved ones by sharing our video “You Care You Share” www.youtube.com/ watch?v=LyN4vXgpmaI

The TTG Travel Awards is a celebration of the best and brightest in the Asia-Pacific travel trade and recognises their contributions to the industry. Winners are determined by votes cast by readers of TTG Travel Trade Publishing, made up of industry professionals across the region.

Reflecting the latest advance from All Inspire Rise Rama 9 Thanakorn Thanawarith, CEO of Rise Estate, Co., Ltd., one of the All Inspire Development Public Company Limited, discloses the 1,300 million baht value, the Rise Rama IX project. The innovative phenomenon of living, located near the Rama IX road. Under the Metro Co-living space concept. This ready decorated condominium starts from 1.69 million baht. Featuring convenient transportation, full facilities at common area for example sky working space, super hi-speed internet, glass meeting box, fitness gym and boxing, infinity lap pool, also with home intelligence system directed from your mobile phone.

Thailand and Malaysia car tire sales strengthened The replacement car tire marketplace in four developing Southeast Asian countries has been attracting new entrants in the past two years, especially at the back of falling raw material prices. Since the beginning of 2015, 22 new brands have jumped onto the bandwagon in the key cities in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia—the four key markets where Gfk conducts Point of Sales tracking for car tires in ASEAN. The intensifying competition in the marketplace has consequently also led to weaker players being forced out of the scene. This year, Malaysia and Philippines reported the greatest number of replacement car tire brands at 61 and 59, while players in the Thai market stood at 51. Car owners in Indonesia had the least number of options, with only 24 car tire brands availed to them. In the first eight months of 2016, two of the markets—Thailand and Malaysia—exhibited healthy growth in sales volume of replacement car tires by eight and three percent respectively, when compared to the same period in 2015. Meanwhile, slight declines in demand were experienced in neighboring Philippines and Indonesia and by three and two percent respectively.

According to GfK reports for Central Malaysia, the intensive promotional efforts by manufacturers to woo back consumers post implementation of GST in April 2015 caused a substantial 24 percent dip in car tire average selling price from the previous year. Competitive price adjustments continued into 2016, which caused its average price to decline a further 26 percent compared to a year ago. Similar downtrends in replacement car tire prices have also been witnessed in Thailand and Philippines, although to a lesser extent. GfK findings revealed a general declining price trend of replacement car tires across the region in recent years. Indonesian car owners have been, and continue to enjoy the most affordable tires which currently cost an average of USD48—down from USD52 in 2014. In comparison, those in Thailand are paying nearly twice as much at around USD90—although this is already a reduction from the USD98 average price two years ago, and USD94 last year. The greatest fluctuation is reflected in Malaysia where tire prices have dropped from USD91 in 2014, to USD72 a year ago and reaching a substantially lower average price of USD54 in the first eight months of 2016.


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Business Opportunities

(ptmbo-sn1315)Ice cream shop with external seating for customers at a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven. tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required.50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304 (ptmbo-sn1115)Resort for Sale. A beautiful resort set in over 2 Rai of land in a tranquil area of Pattaya, but within 20 minutes drive of the town centre. The resort comprises of 9 (nine) chalets, a swimming pool, a large

clubhouse/bar/restaurant with full kitchen facilities and seating for over 100 customers + 2 staff rooms. The land is leasehold with 11 years still remaining. The lease has been registered in a company name at the land office. The land rent is paid annually and is fixed for the full term of the lease at an exceptional rate. There is room for expansion and building permits can be obtained to build a further 9 chalets. This is a rare business opportunity and viewing is highly recommended. The business comes with a limited company. Sale Price: THB 7.80 million. Owner Finance Available. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@gmail.com.

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

(ptmhfs-ar0616) Homes for Sale www.colossusproperties.com Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3644) Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.

co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5846) G re a t P h o e n i x L a k e s i d e Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@

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loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wa t Ya n & B a n g s a r a y Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600

Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004) 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.


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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 info@4wallsthailand.com Luxurious 4-Bedroom house w/ pool near Mabprachanlake16,500,000 baht.Includes 2 living rooms and a European-style kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida (Thai) 0839097822 or Edward(eng) 0814918406, you can also e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com House with private pool in Central Park 5 Village Pattaya 6,900,000 Baht,3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, around 200 sqm area, for inquiries, pls. call Panida (Thai) 0839097822 or Edward (eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com (ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors. Call 082 479 1204 (ptmhfs-ao0000)Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court.

Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 (ptmhfs-ar0616) Stunning H o m e s 2 . 9 9 M B w w w. willowsbangsaray.com

Houses for Rent

Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 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 (PR6276) 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) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 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 (PR3451) 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

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at www.premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment

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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

(ptmcfs-ar0616) Condo’s for sale www.colossusproperties.com 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 1 bedroom unit in Atlantis re s o r t c o n d o i n f o re i g n name1,790,000.baht. 36.44 sqm, fully furnished, for inquiries, pls. call Panida (Thai) 0839097822 or Edward (eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at info@4wallsthailand.com


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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. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1896) 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@

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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) Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 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 (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4468) 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 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 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 (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

Condo for Rent or Sale. 60 square meters, kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom and 3 balconies with direct sea view, 9th floor. Sale: 2.8 mil baht. Rent: 15,000 baht/month Phone 1: 081 754 9008 Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3114) 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)

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LAND FOR SALE

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 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) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW. (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai. (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW. (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai. (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai. (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai. (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 1.95 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available). (PLD0927) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW. (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

Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW. (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. (PR3451) 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. (PR1896) 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) Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm. (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. (PR4468) 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 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm. (PR4979)

CONDOS FOR RENT

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

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Condos for Rent

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

(ptmlfs-ar0616) Land for Sale www.colossusproperties.com Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 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 Golf course Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.

co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 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 (PLD1012) 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) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 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 (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For

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appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 1.95 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0927) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 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 (PLD0983)

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Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0987)

Job Vacancies

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 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

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

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

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

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

HIRING: MARKETING STAFF. We are looking for a person interested 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 jobs@globaltopgroup.com or call 090-741-7417

Vehicles for Sale

6,000 kms – 2013 Model Honda Forza 300 ABS. HONDA FORZA 300 ABS - 2013 model / Pattaya. It has 6,015 Kms on the clock. In the perfect condition. It’s a wonderful red color. Registered 03/07/2013.

Tyres are good condition. It has covered parking garage. Never been in an accident or fall down. All parts are original, no changing part. All the electronics, engine and main components in perfect condition, nothing wrong with this motorcycle. Green book on my name, maintenance (service) book, member and user manual book on my hand, ready for sale. Tax and insurance is paid till 03 / 07 / 2017. Come try it out and see for yourself, you won’t be disappointed! You are welcome to test drive at any day and time. (Pattaya - Khaotalo - Soi 4). PRICE : 128,000 Baht. If you have any questions please call me: 096 962 8977 / English

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Youth Focus Spotting Developmental Delays in Your Child: Ages 3-4

by Alexey Shestopalov

Every child grows and learns at his own pace, and the range of what’s normal is pretty wide. It’s helpful, though, to know the signs that your child might not have the skills most other children have at his age. Doctors call those problems developmental delays. Many delays aren’t serious, and most children can catch up, especially when they get early treatment. The key is to get your child the help he needs as soon as you think there’s a problem. If you wonder whether your little one is falling behind in emotional, mental, or physical growth, don't wait to find out. Talk to his doctor right away. What Are Developmental Delays? There are many different types. Children might have problems with: • Language or speech • Movement, or motor skills • Emotional and social skills • Thinking skills Language and Speech Delays These problems are the most common types of developmental delay. They sound similar, but they’re different types of issues. Speech means the sounds that come out of a person’s mouth. Children who have a speech delay may stutter or have trouble saying words the right way. Language refers to the meanings of sounds and gestures. Children with language problems may have trouble expressing themselves or understanding others. Possible causes. A delay in these skills can happen for many reasons, including: • Problems with a child’s tongue or the roof of his mouth, which makes it hard to form sounds and words • Hearing loss. Children who’ve had a lot of ear infection can have hearing problems • A learning disability • A developmental disorder, such as cerebral palsy or autism spectrum disorder. What you can do? If you think your child has a problem with his speech or language, let his doctor know right away. The doctor will need to test his hearing. The doctor will probably also suggest that your child see a professional who can diagnose and treat these delays, called a speech-language pathologist or speech therapist. This specialist will study how your child expresses himself, including:

• What he understands • What he can say • Other ways he tries to get his thoughts across, such as gestures or nodding If your child does have a delay, he might need speech therapy. A therapist can work with him on how to pronounce words and sounds, and strengthen the muscles in his face and mouth. You can also work with your child on speech and language: • Talk with her throughout the day. Point out objects or sounds at home, at the grocery store, in the car, or anywhere you go. Ask her questions and respond to her answers. • Read to your child every day. • Get treatment for ear infection or any other condition that might affect her hearing. Speech and Language: What is Normal There’s no deadline for a child to start talking or using full sentences. But most children reach speech and language milestones by a certain age. By 3 years, children usually: • Talk in short sentences, can identify body parts, and make words plural.

by Mark Beales photos by Ritche Guisona

Generous students from Garden International School (GIS) donated dozens of books to a Pattaya library. Languages’ Prefect Narisa asked students to donate any books they no longer needed. Students responded brilliantly and filled up several boxes with books. IB1 students helped load the books for IB Coordinator Mark Beales, who then took them to the North Star Library in Pattaya, which is part of the Father Ray Foundation. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

The Cities Book and Unfolding Journeys from Lonely Planet Kids

By 4 years, children usually: • Can tell a simple story and recall short nursery rhymes • Use sentences of about five words • Use "me" and "you" correctly • Also, take note if your child loses skills he has already learned. It is always better to take your child to a child specialist to be assessed if you know if he/ she can’t do some of the above. Alexey Shestopalov is Early Years Teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya support Thai youth to 11th ASEAN Skills Competition Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (right, 2nd row), general manager, and Wuthisak Pichayagan (left, 2nd row), hotel manager, along with trainees gave a warm welcome to Kreeta Sopchoak (centre, 2nd row), directorgeneral of the Department of Skill Development, and his entourage to generate support to Thai youth participating at the 11th ASEAN Skills Competition at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

GIS Book Drive for Pattaya Library

Lonely Planet Kids is unveiling a journey through 86 of the world’s greatest cities, as well as revealing two beautiful fold-out frieze books charting adventures on the Amazon and in the Rocky Mountains.

system, train-stuffers have to help passengers aboard? The answers to all these and more are waiting inside Lonely Planet Kids: The Cities Book. It’s time to take the trip of a lifetime…

For Kids Aged 8+ Lonely Planet Kids: The Cities Book A journey through 86 of the world’s greatest cities, Lonely Planet Kids: The Cities Book is packed with pictures, facts and stats about a host of incredible cities – from Auckland, Beijing and Copenhagen all the way through to Zanzibar Town. Where might you come across a poisonous boomslang? Which city hosts a famous goat derby? What metropolis has such a hectic transport

Lonely Planet Kids’ Unfolding Journeys L o n e l y Pl a n e t K i d s’ Unfolding Journeys series presents some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet. Each title charts a journey in a sensational foldout wall frieze nearly twometres long, which can be removed and displayed. With stunning illustrated detail on one side and fascinating and atmospheric facts on the other, these books are sure to surprise and delight.

Lonely Planet Kids’ Unfolding Journeys: Amazon Adventure Ju m p i n yo u r t r u s t y canoe and get ready for an unforgettable journey down the Amazon River. Sail past tribal villages and bustling jungle cities, and come face to face with incredible rainforest creatures in this beautifully illustrated wall frieze. Lonely Planet Kids’ Unfolding Journeys: Rocky Mountain Explorer From Vancouver to Calgary, this amazing mountain journey takes you past snowy peaks and rushing rivers. Watch out for eagles and bears among the trees, spot daredevils on snowmobiles and discover loads of fascinating facts about this amazing part of the planet.


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This & That ‘The Hearse’ is an idiot plot without any equal Most likely, the worst horror film of 1980 Really bad movies have their own fascination. It’s good now and then to salute the worst as well as the best. Bela Lugosi starred in what’s probably the worst movie of all time – Plan 9 From Outer Space – where the spacecraft are certainly flying dinner plates. But the silly effort is remembered with fondness by movie buffs, the more so as it was Lugosi’s last movie before his death half way through production in 1956. Appearing in 1980, ‘The Hearse’ has few redeeming features, certainly not the idiot plot. The movie’s only humour is unintentional and barely visible. The idiot in this case is a young woman, played by Trish Van Devere, who decides to move to a small town to live in the house of a dead aunt. She makes the decision, so we are told in a pointless scene with a psychiatrist, because she wants to put the events of the past year behind her, notably a nervous breakdown and a collapsed relationship. So Trish drives for 24 hours and arrives in the small town in the middle of the night. Her car

collides with a huge black hearse but nobody is injured and, miraculously, there’s no damage to her vehicle when daylight shows up. Who is driving the hearse remains a secret as it disappears round a bend soon after the accident. She is then shown round the house by a garrulous lawyer played by Joseph Cotton who seems to think the house should have been left to him in the dead aunt’s will. Trish next has a run-in with the local sheriff and is cheered or jeered whilst jogging by two teenage boys. From these encounters, we learn that sex starvation appears to be rampant in the old town. Trish moves into the house and there are soon the expected ominous happenings, including a music box which plays even when shut, a slamming door or two, the appearance of the dead aunt in a mirror and at a window, footsteps in the middle of the night, and broken doors and windows which don’t need the repairman to look as good as new. Meantime the black hearse appears a couple of times

but nobody knows why. If these happenings had occurred to you or me, we would immediately have cancelled the vacation on the grounds that the darned place was haunted. But not our Trish. She gets up every morning fresh as a bobbin and ready to take more insults on the chin from the hostile locals. When she tries to buy some provisions at the local store, she is told “we don’t deliver out there”. Then, quite out of the blue, Tom turns up. He’s dishy, polite and old fashioned. Trish kinda likes him, especially after he takes her for a trip in a row boat. It’s obvious to anybody watching the film that Tom is in reality a ghost, the boyfriend of the dead aunt, but Trish persists in believing he’s just a normal all American boy. Oh, and he’s good in bed by the way. In this movie, you never find a consistent framework

for the terrible things which are taking place. We are told that the dead aunt was interested in witchcraft, although how this relates to the rest of the so-called plot is a complete mystery. And why is Tom hanging around seducing young women? Then there’s the local priest who seems to think Satan may be involved and holds up his cross as winds blow through the old house. Is the residence really haunted and, if so, what bearing does that have on the rest of the characters? At the very end, we see the black hearse crashing into a ravine and bursting into flames. Tom is in the driver’s seat and smiling just before the catastrophe. Maybe he knows something we don’t about the afterlife. Pity they never made a sequel. Pitiable but most certainly understandable.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

7 Common Relationship Issues, And How You Can Fix Them Most relationships will have a hiccup at some point. Some relationship challenges are difficult to talk about due to their personal nature, but many are superficial and easy to bring out into the open.

Relationships can live or die depending on how these issues are resolved. Not handling them the right way can often end up in one of the partners being shown the door; signaling the end of a beautiful friendship. This article will focus on tips to help resolve seven of the most common problem areas that relationships will almost always stumble through. 1. Infidelity This is a big one and can be a major deal breaker when the affair is finally exposed. Feelings of betrayal and rejection are sure to surface. These feelings present a major hurdle for the relationship due to the difficulty a betrayed partner will have in getting over these feelings and moving on. To heal the rift may require both partners each accepting some part of the blame for the failings in the relationship. Marriage counseling is often helpful, and is responsible for many couples rekindling their relationship. 2. Possessive Mothers Allowing a mother of either partner to have too much influence in the relationship can spell trouble. This kind of interference needs to be tackled early on so it doesn’t get out of hand and cause bitterness on one side or the other. Couples need to come up with a game plan together on how much time should be spent with parents, and then stick to it no matter what. Failure to do so could spell disaster for an otherwise happy and long-lasting partnership.

Keep telling yourself that your partner is with you, not because you are forcing them, but because they would rather be with you than someone else. 4. Lack Of Sex Drive The initial fiery passion dwindles after the first few months and you may notice that your sex life isn’t what it used to be. Sex can feel like it would just be getting in the way, rather than being a fun pastime. Just get a bit more creative with your sex life in order to rekindle that initial passion. Pretty soon you will both have a hard time keeping your hands off each other all over again. 5. Bringing Up The Past When you’re feeling irritated or perhaps a little slighted by your partner it can be fairly easy to remind your partner of an offense they may have committed in the distant past. Why bring back bad memories? If you’ve had an argument in the past and reconciled, then you should fight the urge to relive it and just opt to leave the past in the past. You can’t be happy in the relationship if you keep bringing back miserable memories from long ago. Just get over it and look forward to the future. 6. Financial Matters A lot of relationships crumble under financial pressure. Partners should always be open and honest about their financial obligations when going into a serious relationship. Regardless of whether it is a car loan or an oppressive credit card debt, you should never hide these from the relationship. Decide right now that all financial decisions will be joint ones, especially the bigger commitments. 7. Communication Breakdown

You always have plenty to talk about in the beginning of a relationship and conversations are often long and rewarding. This excitement dwindles over time, and lovers can feel that there is nothing new to learn. Our personalities are dynamic and the person we are now is probably different to the person we were years ago. It’s never wise to think that you know everything there is to know about your partner. Doing so could cause the relationship to falter, especially if one of the couple starts to confide in others, who somehow seem to understand them more than their partner does. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

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Aquarius (Jan 23-Feb 22)  There has never been an Aquarius of any significance and

you are certainly no exception. In fact, you are a complete bore and there’s absolutely no point in joining any Pattaya clubs as you would be totally ignored or asked not to come again. Baht bus drivers hate you as, when you get on the vehicle, the other passengers immediately leave without paying the fare. Aquarians find sex very difficult as they never get to know anybody well enough. Pisces (Feb 23-Mar 22) You are extremely unintelligent but have yet to realize the fact. It’s true that you were shortlisted to appear on TV’s University Challenge, but this was only as a member of the audience and not as a contestant: they need dumb-clucks like you to clap and whistle when ordered to do so. You are very ugly and if a member of the opposite sex asks you what time it is, then best to assume there is nothing more interesting behind the question. Aries (Mar 23-Apr 22) Venus is in the ascendant right now so this is a good time for you to go shop-lifting which is your principal hobby. Try to steal from stores and malls when it is raining heavily as store detectives are distracted and the alarms may not be working properly. Be careful not to wear a large, flowery hat or staff may think you have a pile of watches underneath. If caught, say you are from Mongolia as there aren’t too many translators from that country in the Pattaya area. Taurus (Apr 23-May 22) You are a bull-shitter rather than a bull. The problem is that people see through you very easily. You were a total failure as an estate agent and did not even know what an escrow account is, believing it to be a bird’s nest of some kind. You will likely end up in a Thai prison before the end of the year, but don’t worry as this is one of the best ways to learn Thai thoroughly. Sawasdee crap. Gemini (May 23-June 22) Your perverted love life is in a complete shambles and you were lucky to escape after that maniac chained you to the bed near the Walking Street. Venus remains in your sign and that’s good because Venus has antibiotic properties. In view of what you get up to at weekends you are going to need all the planetary protection you can muster. Beware of anyone introducing herself as Clio The Whip Lady as she may not be all woman under the worn leather undies. Cancer (June 23-July 22) Your interest in astrology is very limited and, please note, the Milky Way is not a chocolate bar you can eat between meals. You need to put some planning and logic into your sex life. For example, don’t kill the messenger and hate the player not the game. In other words, your rage should be directed at your diseased ex-boyfriend and not the nice lady from the venereal department of the local hospital.

3. The Green Eyed Monster – Jealousy

Jealousy is perhaps one of the biggest relationship killers if it’s allowed to fester. You could be fuming over a bit of flirting you noticed your partner engaging in. Whether it’s a coworker, spunky bartender, or cute cocktail waitress; you can easily avoid letting jealousy consume you.

by Professor Blunt

by Madam Zyra

(July 23-Aug 22) There is  Leo plenty in your life that doesn’t

make much sense right now. You tried to learn chess for three months and lost every time because you didn’t realize that Black has a Queen as well as White. With Castor and Pollux both in heavenly decline at the moment, you should not try anything new. For example, don’t even think about going to a driving range as they don’t like heavy vehicles on the putting greens. Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22) Ever since you found out that the Cosmos isn’t a discount pub in Jomtien, you have been very depressed. But you have to understand how the licensing trade works. For example, “two for the price of one” doesn’t apply to a crate of Johnny Walker and “happy hour” is not a matter of demanding free drinks in return for telling a couple of jokes. You will soon take up reading the Bible – especially the bit about water turning into wine. Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) You are far too negative in your thoughts, believing for example that long-faced people in a dentist’s waiting room are invariably terminally ill. A good way to avoid disappointment is to lower your expectations. Thus, before having sex, imagine that the person undressing has two smelly feet. When it is shown that the person has only one smelly foot, it will be a pleasant surprise. You can change two smelly feet when in the real situation. Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22) You have been misled by Woody Allen’s remark that bisexuality increases your chance of a date on a Saturday night. It is also a very expensive way to be as you need to keep two wardrobes, one full of suits and the other of dresses, which is probably why bisexuals are seldom wealthy. Bisexuals tend to be unlucky too – Hitler had high blood pressure and Papa Doc talked to severed heads in his fridge. Do be careful. Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 22) You are an unspeakable cad. You failed to commit suicide by turning on the gas in the kitchen and succeeded only in killing the parrot in the next room as you forgot to close the door. You ought to make a phone call and speak to the Samaritan organization in Pakistan. They may get excited when they find out you are suicide prone and ask if you can drive a truck. Capricorn (Dec 23-Jan 22) You have always wanted to make a name for yourself and it looks like next week will be your high spot. The good news that you will be at the centre of a human interest story and will be responsible for saving a group of pensioners from a burning building. The bad news is that the department of forensics will be able to identify you only from your teeth. Post mortem photos of you in the Pattaya media are unlikely although Youtube will be interested.


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Local Sports Buffalo Bill takes the “Jewel” comfortably by N. Body

Emerald It had been sometime since we played out at Emerald GC, with 23 enthusiastic golfers we set out not really knowing what to expect. Pattaya had been hit with plenty of rain up till about 6 am, so we were somewhat uncertain what the outcome would be. We arrived to see that the course looked to be in great shape, there were patches of water on the fairways but nothing to be concerned about. Playing from the white tees we introduced “Pick, Clean and Place” as there was evidence of water and what looked to be a lack of run. Two flights were the order of the day, A-flight (0 to 17) was taken out by Bill Steinmann amassing 41 points, and creating plenty of space between him and the next place getter. Taking second spot was Steve Younger beating Martin Todd, who came in third, on a countback. B flight saw newcomer Andy Zwart take the prize rather comfortably from Niall Stuart and Troy Pickford, coming in third getting the nod beating The Colonel in a countback. Results: A-Flight 1st – Bill Steinmann (12) 41 points 2nd – Steve Younger (12) 36 points. (Winning the count back) 3rd – Martin Todd (10) 36 points B-Flight 1st - Andy Zwart (30) 35 points 2nd - Niall Stuart (35) 31 points 3rd - Troy Pickford (19) 29 points

Andy Zwart and Bill Steinmann NTP’S 5th – Troy Pickford 7th – Peter Bailey 13th – Bill Steinmann 17th – Jim Groves Long First Putt 9th –Troy Pickford 18th – Denis Steele Welcomes were handed out to Troy Pickford, Glen Perkinson and Jack Gridvold. Unfortunately we bid farewell to our old mate Martin Todd. Take care Martinhope, see you again real soon. D-For our resident hound collected donations again for the needy youngsters of Pattaya and contributors are thanked once again. He is becoming quite good as our Donation Dog! For some serious golf with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 150 3086.

The Postman Delivers!

by Steve Ellison

Bunker Boys Golf Reports by Tony Robbins

Into a new month and a trip to Bangpra. The weather was great, 29 degrees with a light breeze and the course in excellent condition. This course really suffered in the dry spell but it is back to its usual standard. Today the greens were a bit slower than Bangpra at its fastest but tricky enough for most. Jimmy Carr started off like a meteor with 14 points after six holes but, like a meteor, faded and only managed a further 14 points on the remaining 12 holes. The star of the day was Geoff Cox who amassed 23 points on the front nine, just two over the card and although he faltered on the back with 15 points easily took first place with 38 points. Neil Carter, who was proudly supporting the US in the Ryder Cup (but he’s from Canada!!) and getting some good natured heckling, had 21 points on the back nine and took second place with 36 points followed by Tony Robbins in third with 33 points. It was Geoff and Neil’s day as they shared the near pins. It was good to welcome back Laurence Harding having a break from his tennis . Results: 1st - Geoff Cox (15) 38 points 2nd - Neil Carter (14) 36 points 3rd - Tony Robbins (16) 33 points Near Pins: Geoff Cox 2 and Neil Carter We faced a dark grey sky as we set off for Pattavia and the rain hit as we proceeded up 331 and continued almost to the course. PJ was taking bets on how quickly before it caught us but his fears were unfounded as the thunder rumbled all day but the storm held off until the last group moved off the 18th green. Then it hit with a vengeance with a massive lightning bolt striking the side of the 18th fairway a few minutes after we finished. It was a day for the 16 handicaps and Jimmy Carr. After his burnout on Monday Jimmy started cautiously with 15 points on the front but then turned it on and 23 points on the back nine gave him 38 points and a comfortable win. Lance ConwayJones and Tony Robbins went head to head all day and Tony finally got in front on the 16th only to carelessly three putt the last two holes giving Lance second place with 36 points and Tony third with 35 points. Results: 1st - Jimmy Carr (16) 38 points 2nd - Lance Conway- Jones (16) 36 points 3rd - Tony Robbins (16) 35 points Near Pins: Lance Conway-Jones 2, Tony Robbins and Arne Jorgensen

Dave Ferris with John Emmerson, Dale Shier and Butch Furneaux back home Phoenix Gold – Stableford – White tees We were offered an early tee time for Phoenix Gold today so departure was 7:45 am, a good half an hour earlier than normal. Everyone got the memo save for one poor soul who had one of those forehead-slapping moments when he arrived to find the bus had gone and he realized his mistake. Another good thing about early tee times in October is that you will usually beat the rains. The course was in magnificent shape and the greens were the kind we are used to, rolling fast and true. Not everyone likes the changes to the course but this is what we will have to live with. The Caddy Smile near pin was won today by visiting Englishman Alan Young. Alan says he is George’s brother, but we are still waiting for the DNA results from the lab to verify this.

Up to the podium proper, we see our dapper buddy Dale Shier turn in a big 37 on his card. That was very nice shooting M’ludd. The win today was shared by Chris Smith, playing off a “zero” handicap…that’s scratch to you and me…but I’m not bitter, not jealous at all. Joining Chris was John Entsuah once again who is having a good run of luck these days. “Be that as it may” Capt. Phil got the lads back to TGC before 3 pm today, which is another good reason to get in those early tee times! Results: T -1st –Chris Smith (0) 38 points T -1st – John Entsuah (11) 38 points 3rd– Dale Shier (13) 37 points

Burapha A & B – Stableford – Yellow Tees First off, we say goodbye to Butch and Rusty who have joined up with us these past few weeks and we wish them well on their respective trips back home. Butch won today with a 41 and you will remember Rusty won at Silky Oaks last week. There was at least one great shot Dale Shier pulled out of his socks today and the well-earned near pin was all his. I am told by his playing partners that Dale took out a seven-iron for the 165 yard tester, into the wind no less, and stuck it to two feet. Three minutes later he was sinking the birdie putt to also win one of our new “Birdie” poker drinks chips. The other highlight was Dave Ferris and his front nine. When a 19 handicapper bags three birdies to score a 24 on the front, the day is going to be a good one. Those golfing Gods were sitting on Dave’s shoulder that morning and the postman could do no wrong. A decent 17 points on the back guaranteed Ferris a piece of the pie

Geoff Cox, Bunker Boys winner Monday and second Friday Final round of the week was at Mountain Shadow and at last the weather was fine throughout and no threat of rain. The recent spell of weather had certainly helped the grass growth and the rough lived up to its name. This is a tight course and several of the holes have 180 yards carry to the fairway leaving the shorter hitters hunting for balls in the rough short of the fairway. There was little run and consequently off the blue tees scores were not so good. It was Geoff Cox setting the early pace following on from Monday but he had invited his good friend Laurence Harding to play and they had a close duel with Laurence catching Geoff and taking first place from him on count back both with 34 points. Third place was close with Thomas Nyborg making a rare appearance and winning on count back from Tony Robbins and Neil Carter all with 33 points. There were two excellent near pins: Tony Robbins getting within two feet on the 170 yard 8th and Gerry Cooney to three feet on the 190 yard 17th. Results: 1st - Laurence Harding (16) 34 points cb 2nd - Geoff Cox (15) 34 points cb 3rd - Thomas Nyborg (15) 33 points cb Near Pins: Neil Carter, Tony Robbins, Geoff Parker and Gerry Cooney The Bunker Boys play out of The M Club located 100 metres up Soi 14 off of 3rd Road. No prior booking is required; all are welcome merely turn up by 9:30 am on any Monday, Wednesday or Friday and enjoy a game with us. We arrange transport which departs at 10 am for a booked tee time at 11 am. For inquiries contact Neil on 084 758 9907. so congrats and kudos to you sir! There were way too many John’s up on that leaderboard anyway. Results: T -1st –Dave Ferris (19) 41 points T -1st –John (Butch) Furneaux (14) 41 points T – 3rd – John Entsuah (11) 40 points T – 3rd – John Emmerson (11) 40 points Thank you for your support of The Golf Club, and keep it in the fairway! The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located in the Heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all English Premier League, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@ gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook. com/golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome!


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Local Sports PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's by Derek Brook

Dick Warberg with Tommy Marshall Khao Kheow (Stableford) some damp in them but more Here we go again, off to than reasonable. So we zoomed one of the best courses around around and all was fine with and a bit of sunshine as well. the world, until on the 12th It has been raining of late so hole we came up behind the there was some concern about ‘Drive you mad’ 5 ball. And how wet the course was, but as per last month, they did on arrival we were told buggies not let us through. It really is could be used anywhere, so off sad when this happens. I think we went to the first tee. enough said. Those who play here Round over, it was the regularly know this is a normal shower. bite to eat quality course, it is also a and back to BJ’s, and into the really difficult course. On this results. day, the test was the C and A In the A flight, 0 to 18, the nines. A really rough test. The winner was Werner Schwartz weather seemed to be fine and with 38 points on countback as we teed off on the first we over Tommy Marshall in looked forward to another fine second and in third was John day, and so it proved. Pierrel with 37 points on We had a three ball, all in countback over Gerd Riedler. carts and zoomed around. The In the B flight the winner fairways were great, if a little was Dick Warberg with 37 soft and occasionally picked points ahead of a countback up a little mud, but the rough on 34 points that saw was really difficult and once Patrice Poussier in second and you were in it you had to give Derek Brook in third. Then it the greatest respect. Once as usual it was time to relax. or twice it proved difficult and T.T.F.N. Near Pins: Gerd Riedler, then lost shots. Poussier, Landis The greens played well, Patrick probably a little slow due to Brooks and Jim Ferris

Landis Brooks Back Big Time by Derek Brook

Runner-up John Pierrel (L) and winner Landis Brooks Silky Oak – St Time for the Tropical golfers to head out to Silky Oak. This is becoming a regular stop on the Tropical golfers tour. Is there any course with better scenery of the area? With a later than usual start, some took the opportunity to sleep in, others a more leisurely breakfast and extra cups of coffee. Finally the lucky 13 loaded up the cars and were on their way. Arriving at the big facility, check-in was smooth and most golfers spent some time on the putting green before the long ride out to the first tee. And what a first tee it is! Ok, folks, it’s not really a long carry, but for the first swing of the day it can be unnerving, and a few balls were put

George takes the Tosca!

by Peter Grey

George McEwan and Bill Steinmann, with a guest appearance from the jock Shane Young. Also a shy Abbo in the background! Stableford Twenty-three golfers, with expectations high gathered at the Growling Swan for our first trip to Phoenix. I am not sure as to why we don’t go to this course as traveling time is certainly in its favor. The weather was somewhat warm but a little overcast. The first nine we played it was a little uncomfortable to start (weather wise). The back nine was even better; the temperature had dropped and the threat of rain was out there. We got thru with no rain to mention. What a fantastic course, it was in great nick, we played Lake and Ocean 9’s from the white tees. This would have to be one of the best courses that I have played at with the facilities the way they are, also the staff are out to help and make your day enjoyable. As you will see the scores were not fantastic, you can put that down to fact that it is a tough course. Playing two flights it was George McEwan that took out A flight from Bill Steinmann with Peter Bailey filling 3rd spot. B flight saw Glenn Smith scale the podium once again to take the chocolates from Sandy Leiper with Peter Grey taking 3rd spot. Results: A Flight 1st - George McEwan (15) 32 points 2nd - Bill Steinmann (12)

into retirement in front of a crowd. Look to buy them at the pro shop next time out. Silky Oak was in good condition. The fairways excellent and greens well covered, but a few complained the greens were a bit bumpy, probably from coring a couple months back. The weather which started out hot turned mild, the best we've had for a long time. Of course, riding in style helps. Despite all the water holes, Silky is famous for generating good scores, and today was no exception. In first place Landis Brooks (c/h 8) showed everyone he hasn't lost his touch after an extended trip to England by earning 40 points off his enviable handicap. Great going Landis! John

31 points 3rd - Peter Bailey (14) 30 points B Flight 1st - Glenn Smith (30) 36 points 2nd - Sandy Leiper (29) 34 points 3rd - Peter Grey (36) 30 points Nearest The Pin’s: 2nd - D-For 7th - Bill Steinmann 14th - Martin Todd 16th - Martin Todd Longest One Putt: 9th - Alan Sanders. 18th - Keith Buchanan Back at headquarters, we welcomed Takeshi Hakosarki, Rod Kettle, Graham Lawrie, Peter Bailey and Fred Dineley. We said farewell to Paul Avery and Shane Young, both returning to Australia, we wish them both well and safe travel! D-For (our charity dog) was let off his chain and gratefully received significant donations from many and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All ‘D-For’ donations are directed to projects to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For some serious golf with a dash of fun, come on down to The Growling Swan on Mondays and Thursdays, contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 086 150 3086.

Pierrel (16) was a point back with 39, and Dick Warberg (20) kept up his recent good form with 38 points, and deserving to win the count-back over Brian Parish with a 70-foot birdie putt on 18. Near pins: Anders Pedersen, Barry Elphick, Peter Bailey, Landis Brooks and Don Carmody In addition to our regular Tuesday/ Friday golf outings, we are now making a trip out to one of the Lawn Bowling venues for a session of Lawn Bowls. Currently we are going on Sunday mornings so please check our bulletin board at ‘The BJ Holiday Lodge’ for particulars if you are interested in joining us for this activity.

Stuvik sizzles in scorching Sepang

The eighth round of the GP3 Series took place at the Sepang International Circuit just outside Kuala Lumpur, as usual as the supporting event of the Formula One World Championship. Sandy Stuvik showed great pace in free practice session where he was second for most of the session after only doing three fast laps before switching focus to preparing the race setup for the races later on in the weekend. In qualifying, Sandy put his Trident car in 8th position after the hottest qualifying session of the year for the GP3 Series. The cars and drivers were pushed to their limits on the Malaysian asphalt. “I’m quite happy with this session as I really felt like I gave it my all. We do have some corners that need to be improved, so it looks like it will be a very close fight for the points in tomorrow’s race,” said Sandy. For the first race of the

weekend for the GP3 Series, Thai driver Sandy Stuvik started in 6th position, as one of the other drivers had an outstanding penalty from the previous round. Sandy had a troublesome start and lost some positions, after the settled the Thai driver brought the car home in 10th position to claim another championship point. For the final GP3 race, Sandy had to pit to change his front wing, rendering the Thai driver’s race effectively over. Sandy showed strong qualifying pace but needs to work with the team to improve the race pace in order to fight for more points in the final races in Abu Dhabi in two months time. Sandy is supported by Singha Corporation, The Pizza Company, Dacon Inspection Services, Thai Airways, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand and the Sports Authority of Thailand.

2016 GP3 Series Calendar Date 25-27 Nov

Venue Yas Marina, UAE

Remark Round 9


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You & Your Pets Show compassion for soi cats Pattaya certainly has more than its share of feral cats, frequently maligned by residents, local communities and even bird enthusiasts. Some intolerant condominium buildings have banned residents from feeding homeless felines, while groups of heartless cat haters have called for the kitties to be rounded up and euthanized. Yes, in answer to conservationists, cats do prey on wildlife, including birds, rodents, lizards and other small mammals. But not to the extent that they threaten the extinction of any species in this region. If anything, cats function as a natural population control mechanism of rats and other undesirable species. A thriving local ecology is a matter of the delicate balance of many factors. When the population of any one species grows too large—whether that species is birds, rodents, small mammals, or even feral cats—that balance is lost and the local ecology can be disrupted. Most of these free-roaming domestic cats were never socialized by humans. Or they were dumped by

their owners and have lived outdoors for so long that they have reverted to a wild state. They are forced to hunt for food, or subsist on the efforts of well-meaning humans who offer them food and clean water sources. The solution to the problem of growing soi cat populations must begin with pet owners recognizing the consequences of releasing a cat or kitten outdoors to fend for itself. Hunger, starvation, disease, mauling, and intentional mistreatment by humans are only some of the dire outcomes. Secondly, where feral cat populations are too high, civic or community action may be needed to humanely trap, spay/neuter, test and vaccinate, and then release the cats into other neighborhoods or cities that are not overpopulated. Of course that begins by establishing community shelters and rescue efforts. It cannot all be done by the likes of Paul and Sandra (see adjacent column, Cats for You in Pattaya) and the handful of righteous animal lovers who do what they can to save and care for homeless cats.

Cats for You in Pattaya Cats for You is a great and much needed service in our area, but Paul and Sandra point out that adopting a cat or kitten is a longterm commitment with costs such as feeding and veterinary fees. Many adopters find it’s a good idea to adopt two animals so that they can enjoy each others’ company as well as yours. Contact Paul and Sandra on 0852875004 or look at their useful website http://cats4youinpattaya.webs.com/

Gypsy

Unfortunately, not all feral cats can be saved or re-homed. Most do not accept human touch, so typically are not even candidates for shelters. In fact, the stress of being captive in a shelter can cause extreme psychological stress to these cats, which has a direct correlation with deteriorating health, making them more unlikely to be adopted. As individuals, we can help provide these furry neighbors with food and water. We can support existing shelters and lend a hand to those involved in caring for abandoned animals. And as a community we can work together to establish shelters and develop programs to ensure the survival of these hardy, self-sufficient creatures.

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.

Tabbs

Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being. Does your pet have arthritis? Arthritis is common in middleaged and older pets and sometimes even in younger dogs and cats. The ailment causes painful changes in the joints. But pet owners are not always aware of the signs of arthritis. Visit a veterinarian if you see any of the following symptoms: *Limping or favoring one or more legs; it may be worse when he first wakes up. *Difficulty moving. Your dog may become reluctant to do things that were previously easy--like getting into the car or going up and

down stairs. Or your cat may stop jumping onto countertops, perches and other high areas because of the pain and discomfort. *Abnormal posture. Arthritic changes can affect the spine resulting in a sore neck, a hunch in the back, or lameness of one or both hind legs. *Fatigue. Your pet may tire more easily, find it painful to walk, and sleep or rest more than usual. *Irritability. Arthritic animals may become irritable, snapping when handled, particularly if your

touch increases their pain. *Atrophy. Due to inactivity and decreased use, muscle tissue may die off. One leg may look thinner than normal. *Obsessive behavior. Pets affected with arthritis may begin to lick at, chew or bite at body areas that are painful, which may cause inflamed skin and hair loss.

The little tufts of hair in a cat’s ear that help keep out dirt, direct sounds into the ear, and insulate the ears are called “ear furnishings.”

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.

Shelley

This lovely young lady is very friendly but a little shy until you get to know her. She had 4 brothers and sisters who went to new homes a long while ago. She was sick when she was small and so missed the opportunity to be chosen. Her mum, Zero, is here as well, they would make a perfect pair for someone.

Cat Corner Tip Glow-in-the-Dark Eyes

During the Middle Ages, mixed breeds of peasants’ dogs were required to wear blocks around their necks to keep them from breeding with noble hunting dogs. Purebred dogs were very expensive and hunting became the province of the rich

Going to the Dogs... You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Many cultures, such as the ancient Egyptians, have admired cats as divine beings. The fact that their eyes often glow in the dark only adds to the mystique. As it turns out, there's a fairly mundane explanation for this phenomenon. Feline eyes have a layer of tissue called the tapetum lucidum, which reflects light back through the retina. It helps facilitate their exceptional night vision.


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Games

CROSSWORD Across

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Answers: 1. Seem; 2. Drug; 3. Various; 4. Operate; 5. Fellow.

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