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attaya’s 5,000 British retirees and other longterm visa holders are digesting the stark reality that the pound sterling is in virtual freefall. The currency has lost 20 percent of its value, now a 30-year low against the US dollar, after the UK Brexit referendum in June mandated the country pull out of the European Union. Many foreign exchange dealers are now predicting a pound-euro parity before the end of the year. Whilst the trend is good news for British exports, since they are cheaper when priced abroad, it is catastrophic for those who are using pounds to purchase foreign holidays or are living abroad on limited incomes from UK. A weak pound will also result in higher prices in the UK itself as the costs of imported goods like food, petrol and electrical items becomes more expensive. Pattaya expat Leonard King, aged 70, is typical of those elderly Brits who are feeling the pinch. “Because of the currency fall, my monthly

pension is now worth about 45,000 baht which I can’t live on. Luckily, I have some reserves in a UK bank account to draw on, but they won’t last indefinitely.” Like many others, he is worried that he won’t have enough income to qualify for his annual retirement visa next March. Immigration rules require retirees to have 800,000 baht either in proven income or in a Thai bank account, or in a combination of both. Applicants claiming income in UK must obtain

a “pension letter” from the British embassy in Bangkok and are required to submit proof in the form of bank statements or other financial data. Pensioner Carl Ferguson said, “If you happen to be an American or an Australian, you are not required to provide documentary evidence by those embassies, so it does seem bizarre that the British are out of step.” Carl also complained that the cost of providing the letter has now risen to 2,700 baht. The British embassy

confirmed that it does require some financial data, at the applicant’s discretion, but stressed that officers never alter the yearly income claimed by the expat. He added that consular fees are set worldwide in London, a process over which the embassy has no control. Pattaya Today conducted a straw poll amongst 20 retired Brits of whom 15 said they were deeply concerned about the pound’s decline. Several claimed they were considering

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News Iranian tourist assaulted

Man wants to commit suicide

Drunk driver crashes

Sudapa Udsa, 36, sustained a head injury when her motorbike hit a wall. During the investigation, the police officers found out that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Witnesses said that they saw Sudapa driving at high speed, then hit the wall on Soi Bella, Pattaya Second Road.

Iranian tourist Ali Zangeneh reported to the police that he was assaulted on Soi Yensabai, South Pattaya. The victim’s friend and witness narrated that they were drinking when suddenly a stranger hit Ali with a beer bottle on his head and cut his neck with broken glass and immediately fled. The victim was rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

Drug dealer nabbed

Thai man snatches tourist’s bag An udentified Thai man was reportedly sitting on a billboard along Sukhumvit Road. Police officers went to the incident and found the teenager sitting on a billboard on a four-storey building. The teenager said that he had broken up with his girlfriend and was unemployed so thought about jumping and committing suicide. The police officers convinced him to come down.

Pattaya police investigation team led by Pol. Capt. Atom Wongsamart arrested suspected drug dealer Panuwatan Yasurin, 36, with crystal meth in his possession. Another crackdown was made in a residential area around Sukhumvit 87, but the suspects might have been tipped and fled.

Suspected snatchers, Jetsada Phutasongkram, 18, and Tony Viyakan, 19, were caught after being chased by police officers and concerned citizens in Soi Khopai. Bag owner, Ivy Grace Pimentel, 34, said she and her boyfriend were walking along Pratumnak Road when the suspects on a motorcycle snatched her bag containing 170 baht and a Samsung mobile phone.

Post 12146 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America Ban Chang, Rayong Thailand “American Veterans, Where Have You Been?” VFW membership spans the globe and with it a sense of pride in knowing you’re continuing a tradition of comradeship and advocacy that’s more than 117 years old. We support our fellow veterans, front line troops and the local communities. We are ready to help you with VA and related benefits issues from your military service. We meet the second Thursday of each month at 18:00 at our post home on the second floor of the Camel Pub in Ban Chang. If your are interested, please contact Dan Morgan Membership Chairman at banchangvfw12146membership@gmail.com or visit our web site at www.banchangvfwpost12146.org.

Floods again

The past few months saw flash floods in Pattaya which left some parts of the resort city well and truly drenched. These included the areas around South Pattaya, Pattaya Second and Third Road, Sukhumvit Road and Beach Road. Several houses, cars and a number of motorbikes were badly damaged by the heavy rain.

Customs seize 100 million baht in goods Kitti Sittisampan, director of Thai Bureau of Customs, reported that 100 million baht in imported goods were seized, including vintage cars, perfumes and other merchandise.


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News Pattaya marine industry set for growth on back of Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show Extended stay for foreign yachts opens up the region to more international yachts, contributing to the local economy and tourism Marine tourism in the Gulf of Thailand is about to boom. The 5th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show – November 24-27, 2016 is set to be the biggest yet with more boats on display than ever – and new improved Customs rulings allowing visiting foreign vessels to stay longer in-country – together lay solid foundations for marine tourism growth in Pattaya and surrounds. Pattaya’s multi-billion baht marine industry is poised to grow exponentially over the next few years. “Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show has grown steadily since it was launched five years ago. The event is a key business event for the marine industry and in addition to welcoming many domestic visitors each year the event has grown to attract many international visitors also. The confidence that the

international community has in this event and Thailand’s burgeoning marine industry underscores its potential and importance to the Thai economy,” said Dr Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, managing director, Ocean Property. Supporting Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show’s aim to make Pattaya the Riviera of Asia, to promote marine tourism in the region and showcase the Gulf of Thailand, is a new ruling on the temporary importation of visiting foreign yachts. “In the past foreign vessels entering Pattaya were given a relatively short period for temporary importation. This has now changed. The Customs Department in Pattaya have agreed that the Temporary Importation Permit for Visiting Foreign Vessels will allow

international yachts a period of six months stay which can be extended in-country, opening up the region’s potential to visiting yachts from overseas,” said Montira Cherdchoo, director of Map Ta Phut Customs House, The Customs Department. This means that Pattaya will become a hub for regional marine tourism and is set to welcome more than 1,000 international yachts and superyachts annually in the near future, boosting Thailand’s tourism revenue. “Many people are not aware of the beauty of this region. There are 187 islands in the Gulf of Thailand with 43 within one hour by boat of Ocean Marina itself. The cruising grounds are spectacular and the extended stay allowed for foreign yachts will help open up the region. This is a very positive move and the

From left: Rico Stapel, charter manager, Boat Lagoon Yachting; Montira Cherdchoo, director of Map Ta Phut Customs House, The Customs Department; Dr Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, managing director, Ocean Property. region is ready to welcome more than 1,000 foreign yachts annually,” added Dr Tirachai. Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is a large-scale international event that helps to drive marine business growth in the Gulf of Thailand. Pattaya’s marine tourism fundamentals are strong and the region is expecting to become a leading marine tourism destination. The four-day Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will showcase up to 20,375 sqm of onshore and in-water exhibition space, including leading international boat and superyacht brands Admiral, Azimut Yachts, Beneteau, Cranchi, CNB Yachts, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Monte

Carlo Yachts, Prestige, Princess Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Viking Yachts and Wider, as well as a large selection of brokerage yachts, and displays by marine products and suppliers, lifestyle products and services, luxury property and more. One of the highlights of the show is that visitors can view and walk through a boat, and if interested can go out for a test drive – something other shows in the region do not offer. The 5th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will take place November 24-27, 2016 at Ocean Marina, Pattaya. For more information, visit www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow. com and www.facebook.com/ oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.


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going back permanently to UK, although this solution was feasible only for those with relatives or friends who were willing to provide accommodation, or for those who still maintained a UK property. Barry Kenyon, a former British embassy officer, said, “It is not easy these days for expats to resume life in the UK, and have access to services like the National Health, unless they have financial independence and a home base.” He added that some Pattaya expats were exploring other types of one-

year visas including a marriage visa (for those married to Thais) or an education visa (for those wanting to learn Thai late in life) as neither of these required proof of 800,000 baht. Although many expats are hoping the fall in the pound will prove to be temporary, this is far from certain. Indeed, some financial analysts are not ruling out pound-US dollar parity in early 2017. They say that a major problem is the uncertainty created by the British delay in actually declaring an exit, by triggering article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, and the fear that the

negotiations could drag on for years. The only time that the pound plummeted to one dollar was in the mid1980s and that triggered an economic recession in UK. A number of Pattayabased expats have already moved to Cambodia or are considering doing so. Although Cambodia has a much more open immigration policy than Thailand and is cheaper in many respects, there are downsides to living in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. There is no public transport and medical facilities are not always of a good standard. Moreover, English pounds have to be converted to US dollars. The most likely outcome for most Pattayabased expats is that they will hunker down, spend less on non-essentials and wait for a pound recovery, whenever that is. A British bar owner in the Walking Street area concluded, “I’m not too worried. Customers had already started drinking less because of the police crackdown on over-the-limit driving. The pound situation is just one more worry to add to my list.”

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya iRescue Training

Banglamung Community leaders, members, businessmen and students offered flowers to King Rama V monument in Banglamung, to pay respect to King Rama V, the fifth monarch of Siam under Chakri also known as Phra Phuttha Chao Luang, the Royal Buddha, on Chulalongkorn Day. Ten monks were also invited to perform Buddhist ceremony.

Gyproc hosts exclusive Architect Seminar to strengthen relationship with customers Thai Gypsum Products Public Company Limited, the manufacturer of gypsum innovations over 45 years and of the leading brand “Gyproc,” hosted an architect seminar to strengthen relationships with architects in Thailand. The seminar, presented under the theme of “Gyproc Safe & Sound,” offered a chance for architects to develop a strong understanding of the complete range of Gyproc products and solutions in terms of their fire and acoustic performance. The seminar was held at the St. Regis Bangkok Hotel. Richard Juggery, managing director of Thai Gypsum, said, “Gyproc has identified a strong potential growth area in support of leading architects in Thailand. As construction in Thailand continues apace, we are highly attuned to serving the needs of premier architects operating in the design, construction and reconstruction of projects

across the spectrum. Our solutions offer innovative uses combined with quality construction, safety, and a leading focus on disposability and recyclability. We would like to thank all of the architects who joined our seminar, and we hope to host similar events very soon.” The seminar was presented by well-known speaker, Krissada Vivatvakin, Ph.D., an expert in acoustic and audiovisual systems design, who offered a speech on the

topic Acoustics for Building Design. He has been involved in the areas of acoustics, noise control and audiovisual design for hotels, auditoriums, meeting rooms, convention centers and studios. Building Design to Reduce Fire Risk was presented by Pol.Lt.Col. Bundit Pradabsook, Ph.D., vice president of The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage. He is well known and a respected expert in building design and fire protection systems.

In her dream art exhibition opening ceremony

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya held the iRESCUE project on basic life support and first aid training to provide basic knowledge of how to help victims of accidents and emergency situations. The training was held at the Redemptorist Center for people with disabilities and was headed by Dr Siharat Ronlathitranat of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya in cooperation with the emergency team of Abhakorn Kiartiwong Hospital. There were 55 attendees from hotels,

Supatra Chirathivat (3rd left), senior vice president for Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities of Centara Hotels and Resorts presided over the opening ceremony of Art Exhibition “In her

schools and other private individuals who were trained

in performing first aid and CPR.

dream” by two famous artists, Kanjana Khumcruth (3rd right) and Prang Jorakhet (2nd left), held at the Sky Lobby, Centara Grand and

Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. Some proceeds will be donated to Friend of Women Foundation.


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News

Cummins and the King

Australian Peter Cummins, 82, former president of the Yacht Racing Association under The Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King, recalled that he once had a close encounter with King Bhumibhol. When Cummins was writing an article about yachting in Kal Gangwon palace in Hua Hin, the palace invited 300 yacht athletes; Cummins was the only foreigner at the 1985 event. King Bhumibhol invited the writer to visit the palace, Cummins said, adding that the King was humble and had a good sense of humour.

National Police Day

City to eject illegal building owners Pattaya City Director Chanatpong Sriwiset led the inspection of buildings being constructed in Naklua. Chanatpong issued a notice to 11 buildings that occupied the public canal in Naklua as well as government owned lands. He asked the building owners to demolish the area within 45 days.

Capital Market Academy stages music festival theme event The Capital Market Academy (CMA) staged its CMA 23 event with a music festival theme at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. There were welcomed by Supatra Chirathivat (2nd left), senior vice president of corporate affairs and social responsibilities of Central Plaza Hotel Public Company. The Capital Market Academy is under the Stock Exchange of Thailand, and provides intensive training in equity investment to executives.

Yacht racing training The Yacht Racing Association of Thailand began training 41 participants in yacht racing at the Ocean Sports Centre Sattahip. The association seeks to attract youth and adults to replace retiring racers.

Pattaya Police Chief Pol. Col. Apichai Krobphet led the police officers and volunteers in celebrating National Police Day, marking 101 years since Thailand established an official police force. Commendations and certificates were given to outstanding officers and volunteers, and scholarships were awarded to officers’ children with above average grades in school. Nine monks performed the religious ceremony.


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News Air and Coastal Defence Command Sattahip show condolence to King Bhumibol

Royal Thai Marine Corp Sattahip Chonburi holds royal funeral ceremony for King Bhumibol

Air and Coastal Defence Command Sattahip Rear Admiral Promlumpak, commander of Air and Coastal Defence Command, led senior military and civil workers showing their respect and honour to the King. Rear Admiral Sangkorn Pongsiri, commander of Royal Thai Marine Corp Sattahip together with other navy, employees and their family held seven days of royal funeral ceremony for King Bhumibol. Purpose is to show loyalty and reminisce the works of King Bhumibol.

Arunothai Volunteer 2 Group provides food Chonburi holds religious funeral ceremony for King Bhumibol

Nipa Aornchathuek and Sureerat Yukprayoon, members of Arunothai Volunteer 2 gave free food and ice cream to people who came to show their condolence to King Bhumibol in Soi Arunothai.

Updated visitor information during the mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Although Thai people are in a period of remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand welcomes all tourists to the kingdom. It is business as usual with respect and appropriateness. The Department of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture, invites both Thai and foreign tourists to visit national museums and historical parks throughout Thailand with free admission from now until January 31, 2017. A number of events and festivals will be going ahead as usual. Some celebrations will be scaled back as a mark of respect for the King. The TAT recommends visitors to

check with booking and tour agents as well as monitor the local media and government announcements for updates The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) advises the following: • Most Thai people will be dressed in black or white clothing as a display of the reverence to our King and as part of Thai culture, but this is not mandatory, especially for visitors. • Polite and respectable behavior and attire would be highly appreciated. If tourists would like to take part in showing respect to our King, they can pin black ribbons on their clothes. The ribbons will

be available at the immigration counter at Suvarnabhumi Airport or from many spots in the country. • The government has asked for cooperation from entertainment venues to refrain from conducting any boisterous performances for 30 days, from October 14. • Meetings, receptions and other related occasions can be held as usual, but may be adjusted as a mark of respect for the mourning period. • Most of the traditional, religious, cultural events and festivals; such as Loi Krathong, Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year, Songkran, including MICE events and weddings

will continue as planned, although the celebrations may be adjusted as a mark of respect to His Majesty King. • Tourist attractions are open as usual with the exception of Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Grand Palace, as they will be the venue of the Royal Funeral Rites (will re-open on November 1). All transport, banks, shopping areas, restaurants, theme parks and other public services will be operating as usual. • We would like to recommend that any visitors with travel or tourism plans reconfirm with agents and check local media regularly

Chonburi Deputy Governor Chaicharn Eiamcharoen and Nittaya Eiamcharoen, president of Thai Red Cross Chonburi joined the people in Chonburi for the royal funeral praying ceremony for King Bhumibol. The ceremony will be held for 30 days.

as well as follow the advice of the local authorities for announcements and updates. • Many people will be travelling from the provinces to Bangkok during the mourning period to pay their respects to the King. This may cause some congestion in certain parts of the city. Visitors planning travel should stay updated via the local media about road closures

or delays. • Due to the commuting of the people during this time, the safety and security measures for all Thais and visitors is a major priority of the related authorities. For any enquiries, contact TAT domestic and overseas offices or the TAT Call Centre Tel.: 1672. *Updates as of October 22, 2016


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News Nongnooch Tropical Garden signs royal book

Kampol Tansatcha, director of Nongnooch Tropical Garden, presided over the signing of royal book to show condolences to King Bhumibol. There were nine elephants that also paid respect in front of King Bhumibol photo.

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Pattaya City administration holds royal book signing ceremony

Chonburi Governor Phakkhrathon Thianchai led the signing of royal book held in Central Pattaya beach intersection together with the members of Pattaya City administration, council and employees. Locals were also welcomed to sign and

join the ceremony and light a candle for the King. In a separate day, Sontaya Khunpleum, former minister of culture, Poramet Ngampichet, former Chonburi MP and other former city administration offered flowers and also signed the royal book.

Wat Yan Sangwararam Pattaya City cleans King remembers the King Bhumibol Monument

Members and operators of Pattaya Transportation Association offered free rides to people who want to give merit to King Bhumibol at Wat Chaimongkhol temple, Best Supermarket Naklua, Larn Phot Naklua, South Pattaya Sukhumvit Road, Tops Supermarket Central Pattaya, Big C Extra, Bali Hai Pier and Jomtien.

Thai Navy gives condolences

Vice-admiral Surasak Mathayapa, first naval area commander, led the senior navy and staff of the First Naval Area Command Center in Sattahip, to show their condolence and loyalty to King Bhumibol. Seven monks were invited to perform religious ceremony to give merit for King Bhumibhol.

Monk Yarnansangworn, head monk of Wat Yan Sangwararam, remembers the good deed of King Bhumibol when he visited the temple in 1982 to develop the Agricultural Training and Development Center on 32 rai of land in the temple completed in 1992. The agriculture center helped to provide food in the nearby community.

Sinthachai Wattanasartsathorn, member of Pattaya City Council, presided over the cleaning and restoration of King Bhumibol Yacht monument in front of Mike Shopping Mall on Pattaya Beach Road. The monument was built in 1967 in remembrance of the King when he joined the yacht sailing competition in the 4th SEA Games.


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Our Community Birthday cake donation for children with cancer at the Chonburi Cancer Centre Dusit Thani Pattaya Executive Chef B. Pathmanathan Balagangdaram (back row, 8th left) and Director of Human Resources Chalisa Vanichrattanakorn (standing 7th left) delivered cakes, pastries and other sweet items to the Chonburi Cancer Centre to celebrate the October birthdays of over 350 patients admitted at the hospital including children with cancer. The Dusit team was welcomed by the hospital e m p l oye e s w h o a s s i s t e d during the small charity event organized by Dr. Mano Mettanando Laohavanich (standing, 9th left), president

of Palliative Care Thailand Foundation and chairman

On your bike!

The inaugural Father Ray Foundation Charity Bike Ride will take place on the morning of Sunday, November 13, starting and finishing at the Father Ray Children’s Home, close to the Elephant Village in Nongprue.

of the Buddhachaya Group under the patronage of Their

Majesties, the King and Queen of Thailand.

This event will not be a competitive race, but one where the whole family, or even teams from companies and businesses can join together. Prior to the start of the Charity Bike Ride, a healthy, light and nutritious breakfast will be served, snacks will also be available on the riders’ return

to the Father Ray Children’s Home. There is an entrance fee of 400 baht, all of which will go to the Education Fund at the Father Ray Foundation For more information contact Ajima at the Father Ray Foundation on 081 723 5949 or email ajima@fr-ray.org.

by Derek Franklin

It is expected, and hoped, that more than 400 participants, young and old, Thai and expatriate, will join the children from the Father Ray Children’s Home on one of four rides; 3km, 5km, 10km and 30km.

Pattaya City Police Station plants trees in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Birthday Pattaya City Deputy Chief Pol. Lt. Col. Pwatchai Sudsakorn led other police officers from Pattaya and Larn island in planting hundreds of trees in Nern Khao Yai forest Koh Larn, in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday.


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The Riviera Wongamat Beach takes first place The Riviera Wongamat Beach showing Pattaya’s property market “the busiest and fastest construction site in town”

Winston Gale (left), owner of Riviera Group, receives Best Luxury Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard) award for The Riviera Wongamat Beach at Thailand Property Awards 2016

A leading high-end developer, Riviera Group recently won Pattaya's most prestigious award, "Best Luxury Condo Development (Eastern Seaboard) 2016", for the five-star The Riviera Wongamat Beach. Winston Gale, company owner, said, "We are delighted to win this top-class award and it is indeed a pat on the back for the whole team who have come out on top in a really tough market." Winston explained that Riviera Group was formed three years ago when he was half-away through masterminding the building of The Palm, also in North Pattaya. "Ironically," he explains, "we won the same award for The Palm in 2013 after I teamed up with Nova Group and Rony Fineman to develop that project which was my first in Thailand." He added that The Riviera Wongamat Beach has been very well received by the Pattaya and Bangkok markets. A luxurious showroom

was designed, at a cost of 45 million baht, and the entire project is 83 percent sold. The Riviera Wongamat Beach has two high-rise buildings, 45 and 43 floors, and a total area of 68,000 square meters on which to build. This is 30 percent larger than The Palm and is very much in line with contemporary projects in Pattaya which emphasize both space and luxury living. The completion date is expected to be summer of 2017. "Last month," explains Winston,

Riviera Group team led by owner Winston Gale (left) and project director Sukanya Gale (3rd right)

"we topped-out at both towers and reached rooftop completion which is a major milestone. It won't be long before the tower cranes and hoists come down and we can start being able to use the interior lifts." Winston pays full tribute to his wife Sukanya whom he describes as "the heartbeat of the group" as she works so closely with him and understands all the processes inside out. Sukanya was also intimately connected with The Palm and describes the feeling "like seeing your first child finally graduate" as it has exceeded people's expectations. Winston and Sukanya literally handpicked and designed just about everything you see in The Palm, including all the furniture, the marble, the chandeliers, the tiles, even the landscaping and the snooker tables. Needless to say, they are now working together on that extra magic which will be the hallmark of The Riviera Wongamat Beach.


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Bodega Fever returns at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G The famous dining experience is back at The Beach Club restaurant of Pullman Pattaya Hotel G. Every Wednesday night the authentic and celebrated Bodega Fever features an extensive Spanish-inspired tapas buffet with free flow of sangria, wine, draught beer and live music by Spanish guitarist Santos. The buffet line includes a selection of salads, cured meats and cheese plus ham croquettes, fried squid with tartar sauce, baked imported mussel with spicy tomato sauce and fish Accras. Don’t miss the chilled tomato soup gazpacho, originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia, and outside awaits other Spanish favorites seafood paella and freshly prepared churros. To mark the relaunch, guests were invited to join in the bingo game where winners received complimentary one-hour Thai massage at the hotel’s Aisawan Spa and complimentary Bodega Fever Buffet for two. Bodega Fever runs every Wednesday from 7 to 10 pm for 899 baht net. For more information or reservations, contact 038 411 940-8.

eve n ts c a le n d a r Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 2016 Date: 24-27 November 2016, Thursday-Sunday Venue: Ocean Marina Pattaya Yacht Club Activities: Management of Ocean Property and all the staff, organisers of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, share in the people of Thailand’s sadness at this time, following the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. In remembering his nautical legacy and his passion for the sea and the Gulf of Thailand, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, scheduled for November 24-27 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, will continue to be held. The trade show programme remains the same, however, the previously planned social programme will be changed – there will be no festival, entertainment activities or parties held at the venue during the boat show. Due respect during this period of mourning will be shown throughout. Highlights and activities include daily free yacht cruises, trial kayak and paddle boat. For more information: Tel: 02 661 6800 Mobile: 090 909 7469 E-mail: info@oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com www.facebook.com/oceanmarinapattayaboatshow

POStPONEMENT OF Miss International Queen 2016 Date: 10 March 2017, Friday Venue: Tiffany Show Theatre Pattaya

Ascott continues winning streak as the Best in Asia

Activities: The final round of Miss International Queen is now postponed to be on 10 March 2017, Friday. The date of the press conference is to be on 2 March 2017, Thursday. For more information: www.missinternationalqueen.com

TOP OF THE GULF REGATTA 2017 Date: 4-8 May 2017, Thursday-Monday Venue: Ocean Marina Pattaya Yacht Club

CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), received the top honours of Leading Serviced Apartment Brand in Asia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Vietnam at the prestigious 2016 World Travel Awards ceremony for Asia and Australasia. Voted by travellers and travel professionals globally, World Travel Awards is widely hailed as the Oscars of the travel industry, recognising the ultimate hallmark of quality. Ascott also clinched the coveted Best Serviced Residence Group at Travel Weekly Asia’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards. Honouring the finest in the travel industry, the awards were presented to outstanding companies for their first-class products, excellent service and their achievements that have helped boost the travel industry.

Activities: The best sailors from throughout Asia and beyond will come together to celebrate the nautical lifestyle in this friendly waterside setting with highoctane racing in the day and chic parties on the lawn each evening. For more information: Regatta Call Center Tel: 090 909 7469 Email: info@topofthegulfregatta.com


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The Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel’s latest pool party was hotter than the sun as full-on partygoers from Pattaya were joined by their pals from the Bangkok posse for an afternoon and evening of pure, unadulterated fun. The hot guys and sexy girls dived into the complimentary one-hour allyou-can-eat BBQ buffet and grooved their hearts out to the mega-mixes provided by four top guest DJs as well as enjoying a host of great offers and surprises. The next Baraquda pool party is on the 5th of November so if you want your weekend to be scorching hot and crazily cool at exactly the same time you know where to head!


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Dusit Thani Pattaya pays a loving tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The management and staff of Dusit Thani Pattaya was led by General Manager Neoh Kean Boon in observing a moment of silence in honor of Thailand’s great late King, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej whose life and achievements were lovingly commemorated on Thursday, October 20, during the memorial, ‘A Tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’ held at the Napalai Convention Hall. Hotel guests also joined the commemorative gesture of love and respect for the Kingdom’s monarch who showed a lifetime commitment towards improving the lives of Thai people and helping the underprivileged with livelihood projects under the patronage of His Majesty.

Cape Dara Pattaya Royal Cliff Hotels welcomes TV hosts Group welcomes

Thai celebrities

Cape Dara Resort Pattaya vice president Pattamon Mekavarakul (right) and executive sous-chef Rungrat Junu (left) welcomed Nan Chalita Feungarom (second from left) and Toom Chalit Feungarom (second from right), hosts of GMM25’s TV show Pho Rook Sud Rit, during their filming at the hotel’s Radius Restaurant.

Sawasdee Station at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Dmitry Chernyshev (center), general manager of Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, welcomed Krissi Cristina (4th from right), reporter of Sawasdee Station, and the crew during their visit to the hotel to film their TV program for the festive season. Sawasdee Station is one of famous TV programs in Taiwan for a Chinese audience.

Prem Calais (left), general manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, welcomed popular Thai movie stars, Boy Pakorn (3rd from left), Toey Jarinporn (3rd from right) and Typhoon Kanokchat (2nd from left) while they were filming their new TV series “The Cupid” at Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

Congratulations party for Madame Chu Qingling

Rattana Norrapanlop (seated right), president of the Thai-Chinese Women’s Association, hosted a congratulatory party for Madame Chu Qingling (seated 2nd right), wife of the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Thailand, to celebrate her acceptance of the prestigious award on the occasion of Thailand Women’s Day 2016. The party was held at Dynasty restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.


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Second Generation BMW X1 18d xLine The Small Luxury Crossover with Big SUV Presence When the firstgeneration BMW X1 was rolled out in 2009 some said it looked like a wannabe SUV. Flash forward to 2016 and a completely redesigned, new X1 has arrived. Now, by John K. Lindgren with unmistakable, Editor-in-chief: robust SUV looks carsanook.com and new front-wheel drive layout. The smallest member of the Beemer X family but boasting a big X factor. Many say it looks like BMW X3 or even like the big brother X5! Design: The new X1 is freshly designed from the ground up. Since the proportions have changed the new X1 is shorter but slightly taller yet with generous ground clearance. This “Baby X1” sits wide and firmly planted on the tarmac. Sport Utility Vehicle looks from every angle. Front view, notice the upright BMW kidneys have increased in size. The angular, full LED headlight cluster adds aggressive looks. The solid rear boasts the BMW now iconic shark fin antenna, roof spoiler and cool BMW taillights. Our xLine tester premium package trim comes with 18-inch light alloys. Interior: The new X1 is compact outside but roomy inside, thanks to the front-wheel drive architecture. Climb onboard and you'll notice the airy visibility. Great if you're claustrophobic. For the driver the outstanding all-round view brings added safety in road traffic. The cabin interior is premium fit and finish including the delicious Dakota leather upholstery and power seats. No scratchy plastics all premium soft touch. The X1's dashboard sticks to the BMW template. Teutonic simplicity yet high technology like the Beemer iDrive infotainment system with an 8.8-inch touchscreen with crisp and fast graphics. Including the uber cool head-up display for the driver. Rear seat passengers are cosseted with increased toe, leg, elbow and headroom. The trunk (boot) will swallow 505 liters, that's 85 liters more than the first-generation X1. Fold the rear seats down. Click. Voila 1,550-liter cargo space. More premium features: automatic tailgate and reverse camera. Engine: The BMW TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder sits transversely, which means front-wheel drive and

again increased interior space. Horsepower 150 ponies and 330 Nm torque. This flawlessly balanced motor is connected to buttery smooth eight-speed automatic Steptronic. Diesel consumption more than 20 km per liter depending your driving style Eco Pro, Comfort or Sport. Since

I am diesel aficionado, not a petrol head, the BMW turbo diesels have always impressed me, ever since the first 320d test drive years ago. Those days the ad campaign was called the “Torque of the Town”. I was blown away and immediately became a BMW turbo diesel enthusiast.

Driving impressions: Push the START button. Step on the throttle. The front-wheel drive grip is immediate and intoxicating. Feel the torque down your spine. Fast acceleration in straight line and stable BMW sporty cornering. The elevated driving position connects you to the vehicle. On the center console the sculptured ergonomic gear selector familiar to drivers of recent BMWs. Plus the Eco Pro, Comfort or Sport switch. They call it “EfficientDynamics”. For proactive driving the “Sport” mode is highly recommended. Wanna save fuel? The ECO PRO mode helps drivers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. On our test drive to the swank SO Sofitel in Cha-Am by the beach there was plenty of overtaking, lane changing and also smooth highway cruising. The acceleration, brakes and overall handling were more like a sport sedan than a SUV. Driving back late Sunday night

through torrential downpours on pitch-black tarmac with missing or faded center lines and overloaded, slow 10-wheel trucks moving on the wrong side of the road. Challenging conditions but the BMW X1 passed the test with flying colors. Verdict: Good-looking, luxurious, roomy and fuel-efficient. The new member of BMW X series family is definitely the best of the current compact premium SUVs in the Kingdom. Check it out! Go for a test drive at BMW German Auto Pattaya multi-brand showroom down Jomtien beach direction Sattahip. BMW X1 sDrive 18d xLine Engine: 4-cylinder 2.0-liter diesel turbo Transmission: 8-speed auto; FWD Power output: 150 hp Torque: 330 Nm 0-100 kph: 9.2 sec Max speed: 205 kph Fuel consumption (combined): 20.4 kpl Price: 2.499 million baht www.bmw.co.th


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

FRIDAY & SATURDAY BBQ SEAFOOD BUFFET AT MIX BISTRO, CENTRA BY CENTARA MARIS RESORT JOMTIEN Centra Maris Resort Jomtien is the latest addition to the Centara portfolio of hotels and resorts in Pattaya with 46 properties in operation nationwide and a further 21 properties around the globe. Nestled close to Na Jomtien Beach, it’s a striking structure, modern in the extreme, complete with dramatic waterfalls, bars and restaurants and a positive family-friendly ethos. We were invited to experience their Saturday night BBQ seafood buffet at Mix Bistro and were pleased to see the hotel alive with guests and fairly buzzing with tourists. The restaurant’s décor is bright, lively and open with contemporary undulating wooden features and earthy colours to enhance the touch of nature ambiance that is the hotel’s unique design. Mix Bistro provides all-day dining from 6:30 am to 11 pm commencing with breakfast and continuing throughout the day with Thai and international cuisine. Friday and Saturday BBQ Seafood Buffet commences at 6 pm to cater for families with children and continues until 10:30 pm. Always a good idea to circle the room at any buffet to get the layout making sure there’s not something delicious hidden under a heated cloche that you could have missed. On entry to the restaurant the sashimi chef is well stocked with polar fresh raw fish just waiting for chef’s professional hand to precision cut the glistening portions, complemented by the sauces and seaweed salads. A Tom Yam and noodle soup station was busy filling waiting bowls with the spicy liquid while a little bit further sat the seafood on its icy stage waiting to be thrown on the BBQ. Big, chunky prawns, crabs, rock lobster and more attracted with their familiar aromas filling the air. Moving inside the restaurant, the heated chafing dishes were full with vegetables, steaks of pork and chicken, fish, prepared seafood, spring rolls, spicy red cabbage and

many more rice concoctions and side dishes. A side of roast pork was beautifully cooked and ready to be sliced, a whole gamut of salads and freshly baked breads tempted the palate even further. Once sated with savouries, you can then indulge your sweet tooth with the likes of chocolate mousse, creamy panna cotta, cheesecakes, sundaes and fresh fruit and pastries. The price of this diverse buffet including free flow of soft drinks is only B.1,055 net with 20 percent discount for The 1 Card holders. The a la carte menu at Mix Bistro offers a profusion of good, contemporary food at reasonable prices. For example, the Mix deluxe burger is a large pattie of certified Angus beef lavishly laden with imported cheddar cheese, best bacon, pickles, egg and home fries and is priced at B.330, while the fish ‘n chips is a crispy, beer battered fillet of sea bass served with freshly made chips for only B.295. Grilled Australian Angus sirloin with slow roasted potatoes, young greens and a bourbon gravy is a classic combination and extremely popular

at Mix. Thai/Orientals are standout dishes with their Pad Thai Poo Nim receiving much praise. The awardwinning stir-fried noodles are served with soft- shell crab and special tamarind sauce which, at B.295, is a bargain. Another Asian favourite is Gaeng Ped Yang, a fragrant red curry paste with roasted duck breast and lycee or the family favourite a classic steamed whole sea bass or seafood with lime and chilli to share at B.530. Noodles are another of chef’s recommendations, either Northern Thai seafood curry with egg noodles and red shallots or the famous Vietnam soup Pho Hanoi with premium sliced beef or pork. From Italy chef gets his inspiration with a whole host of dishes from carbonara, The Ocean Secret with assorted seafood, dry chilli and tomato sauce to his signature spaghetti vongole. For dessert we were back in the land of Thailand’s favourite, soft yellow mango with sweet sticky rice and coconut milk cream. Ranked amongst “Around the World in 80 Desserts” it is a heavenly concoction and a delightful conclusion to our

Saturday night dining at Mix Bistro, Centra Maris Resort Jomtien. Mix Bistro also offers Amazing Maris Barbeque buffet every Sunday to Thursday from 6 to 9:30 pm for only B.895 net (food only). Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien is located on Chaiyapruek Sai 2, Na Jomtien. Take the new Second Road from Soi Chaiyapruek

heading south and make a U-turn after the road bends to the left, then first left. Look out for the signs. Mix Bistro Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Tel: 038 103 333 Email: cmj@chr.co.th www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centra/ cmj


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F&B Promotions Seafood & International Buffet Dinner

Experience Unique Tandoor Specialities

at The Boat Restaurant, A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya

at Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Amari Pattaya Throughoutthe month of November, Mantra Restaurant and Bar invites you to discover the fabulous flavours and traditional delicacies of the Indian cuisine prepared by Chef Karnati Sridhar, our resident Indian chef. Indulge in a feast of Indian specialities that are simply enthralling. These freshly cooked, mouth-watering delicacies are served sizzling hot directly from the tandoor oven to your table with condiments. We will make your day with a satisfying dinner. Prices range from 220 baht.

The biggest restaurant of A-One Hotels Group Pattaya called The Boat is now open and can accommodate up to 600 seats. Enjoy the Seafood and International Buffet Dinner, available every day from 5 to 10 pm. For more information or reservations, call 038 259 555 or visit www.a-onehotel.com.

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

Thai Pizzas at Radius Restaurant, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

If you are getting bored of having the same pizza, why not try the creative flavors at Radius Restaurant? Enjoy the crispy homemade pizza with four choices of famous Thai-style toppings. Tom yum Goong at 365 baht ++, Khua Kling at 265 baht ++, Laab Moo at 265 baht ++, and Massaman Curry at 265 baht ++. Enjoy Thai pizzas every day from 11 am to 10 pm. For more information and reservations, contact 038 933 888.

Red-letter days for black truffle

Celebrating Thanksgiving

at Theo Mio, InterContinental Bangkok

at Brasserie Europa, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Brasserie Europa presents a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 24, from 6:30 to 10:30 pm priced at 1,800 baht ++ per adult with free-flow non-alcoholic beverages and 900 baht ++ per child (aged 6-12 years). The fabulous Thanksgiving feast features roast turkey with classic trimmings, turkey ragout fettuccini with wild mushrooms and crispy herb parmesan, and buffet stations offering tempting international dishes. The buffet also includes fresh seafood on ice, imported cheeses from Europe and cold cuts from the charcuterie station. The fabulous desserts include pumpkin, pecan and apple pie, premium chocolate fountains, home-made sweets, candies and healthy seasonal fruit. Brasserie Europa is open daily for lunch from 12 noon to 3 pm and for dinner from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 162 9000 or email brasserie.siambangkok@kempinski.com.

InterContinental Bangkok’s renowned Theo Mio Italian restaurant gives diners very good reason to mark their calendars with new black truffle menu this November. The month-long promotion will feature an entire menu of exquisite black truffle fare, with highlights including: Taglierini with Black Truffle Emulsion; Black Truffle with Ricotta, Ravioli and Porcini Butter; and Risotto with Black Truffle and Sage Brown Butter. Dishes on Theo Mio’s new truffle menu start at 575 baht ++ per dish and are available daily for lunch and dinner from now until November 30. For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 656 0444 ext. 6273 or visit: www.bangkok.intercontinental.com.

Double Yummy Pizza! Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Thanksgiving Celebration

at Mercure Pattaya Hotel

Classic Malaysian hawker dishes at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Malaysian hawker food, with its strong Chinese influence, is a culinary adventure, and classic hawker dishes from Penang, Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur are being served at Oasis throughout November. Nasilemak can be considered a Malaysian national dish, and is eaten at any time of the day, starting from breakfast time. There are regional varieties, but the kind being served at Oasis is a fragrant concoction of chicken and rice that has been cooked with pandan leaves, coconut and a spicy sambal sauce. Yong tau fu is a Hakka Chinese dish made from tofu and mushrooms simmered in a rich stew of yellow beans. Bakkutteh translates literally as “meat bone tea”, even though there is no tea in the dish – a Chinese oolong tea is normally enjoyed alongside the serving. There are several different styles, but the bakkutteh prepared at Oasis uses pork spare ribs simmered in a fragrant broth with herbs and spices. Oasis is for families, groups of friends, couples and individuals! The restaurant has been recently renovated and now offers more outdoor seating than previously. Located on the lobby level, the restaurant is open from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations, call 038 714 981.

at The World, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

It’s double the yumminess with crispy homemade thin-crust pizzas just like mama used to make plus the irresistible offer of buy one, get one free! Choose from Margherita, Hawaiian, Regina, Seafood, Chicken with Green Curry or Krapao Gai at only 220 baht nett. Delizioso! Available every day from 10 am to 10 pm from now until January 31, 2017.

This Thanksgiving join family and friends for an unforgettable feast of seasonal delights. Feast on roast turkey served with sauce and sweet potatoes, steamed corn and fresh beans, the main attraction of any Thanksgiving dinner, as well as the alwayspopular international buffet selections. A classic roast turkey is hard to beat when it comes to a traditional Thanksgiving menu. Not only is this delicious bird gorgeous and mouthwateringly juicy, but it is so tender the meat falls right off the bone. Do not miss out on this year’s Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 24, for 1,290 baht++ per person with unlimited soft drinks.

For further information or to reserve a table, call 038 425 050 or visit www.mercurepattaya.com.

A Taste of Element at The Okura Prestige Bangkok From now until November 30, you can experience the luxury of The Okura Prestige Bangkok and also enjoy gourmet dining at the award-winning restaurant, Elements. Book a minimum of two nights with the luxury stay and dine package, A Taste of Element and enjoy a room or suite type of your choice with a daily breakfast, and an unforgettable four-course dinner for two at the fine dining venue, Elements. Your exquisite four-course dinner will include white asparagus and smoked tofu with onsen egg yolk, salmon roe and soba wafer, grilled tiger prawns with garlic puree, black daikon and prawn vinaigrette, and choice of crispy skin sea bass with mussel broth or roast chicken ballontine with endive, lentils and truffle butter. The gourmet dinner will end with white chocolate layered cheesecake. For reservations, visit www.okurabangkok.com or contact the Reservations Centre on 02 687 9000 or email reservations@okurabangkok.com.

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

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.

Thanksgiving: Twice As Festive In 2016 at InterContinental Bangkok InterContinental Bangkok doubles its festive offerings this Thanksgiving with two dining promotions for a truly memorable celebration. At Espresso, enjoy a Thanksgiving feast including holiday must-haves such as succulent roast turkey with gravy, apple-walnut stuffing, all the trimmings and more. The buffet is available on November 24 only for dinner (6 to 10:30 pm) at 1,289 baht ++ per person. Fireplace Grill and Bar presents a five-course dinner menu showcasing Chef Sebastian Reischer’s culinary finesse: Beetroot salad and Goat cheese with herbs; Roast pumpkin bisque with rosemary;Turkey medallions with mushroom and sage, sous vide turkey breast with bread stuffing crust, cranberry sauce and gravy; Brussels sprouts with bacon, creamy garlic potato mash and green beans, and a dessert duo of pecan and pumpkin pie. Five-course Thanksgiving dinner menu is served on the evening of November 24, 2016 only at 3,200 baht ++ per person. For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 656 0444 or visit www.bangkok.intercontinental.com.

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

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


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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

INDIAN BY NATURE Since 2004 Indian By Nature has been setting the bar for Indian cuisine in the Pattaya/Jomtien area. Av Khanijou, proprietor and chef, delivers authentic cuisine rooted in geography and history but created with the zeitgeist of the 21st century shining through her unique recipes. The décor is elegantly colonial with many shards from India’s history adorning the restaurant juxtaposing with the chic modern touches. Mention must be made of the staff who are a delightful troop of servers, friendly, happy and efficient working amiably under the direction of the charming manager, Satish Kumar. Once seated the gin trolley was wheeled across the restaurant towards our table. The great “gin and tonic” originated in British Colonial India as a prophylactic against malaria and has remained a stalwart Indian tradition ever since. However, Av has taken the household drink to a new level of refinement. Her gins are boutique artisanal bottles bearing the grand names of Copperhead, Hendrick’s, Bulldog and Black Gin amongst others, a walk in a very happy valley for all you gin lovers out there. Believe us – it’s such a happy way to “aperitif” your meal by encouraging your appetite and digestive enzymes. We indulged with a glass of the latest addition to the collection, an oriental spiced London gin called Opihr (pronounced ‘O-peer’). Enjoyed with an award-winning Fever-Tree Indian tonic water, it was a glass of sheer

Rack of New Zealand lamb with Tandoori spices

Railway Lamb and Drumstick Curry

decadent pleasure. Our amuse-bouche for the evening was a mini carrot and mushroom kebab which we enjoyed with cocktail sized rolled poppadums served with a sweet mango chutney. This was shortly followed by one of our favourite starters, akbari jeengha. Culinary theatre ensured as huge prawns were flambéed in Pernod tableside and served with a subtle pumpkin sauce. Definitely a must-try dish. While on the “flambé” topic, do try the special dhal flambéed with cognac for another gastro-cabaret. A lemon sorbet refreshed our palate before the big guns of the evening were placed on our table. We had chosen Bengal Fish curry, one of the newest dishes on

the menu, rich with aromatics and packed with fish filets, it married beautifully with the achari gobi, a mixture of cauliflower florets and potatoes with the addition of mango pickle masala (B.220). A vegetable biryani and Goan naan made ideal companions. Our wine, which was bravely making good friends with the spicy spread, was a Cote du Rhone, Saint Esprit, Chapoutier at B.1,800. We closed with a sweet threesome of desserts: gulab jamun with ice cream and a chocolate swirl consisting of layers of vanilla and chocolate pudding topped with strawberry jelly. Gulab jamun is a milk solids based dessert rather like small dumplings that have been steeped in a sugar syrup, paired with Goan Naan

King Prawn Curry or Akbari Jeengha Curry

the vanilla ice cream, they were small orbs of luscious sweetness. Av is a true dessert diva, her confections are legendary and her mouthwatering lists are a riot of melty, velvety richness such as her famous rice pudding with almonds, raisins and cardamom, or her coconut crème brulee, halwa or kulfi. For an extra decadent overload, gulab jamun can even be flambéed at your table with raspberry sauce and Cointreau. There is so much on the menu it is not possible to detail it all but the traditional thalis are a big attraction at Indian By Nature and by way of a

Kulfi, Indian ice cream made from milk with almond shavings

gourmet introduction to the a la carte menu. Thali literally means “tray” and they come packed with a selection of non-vegetarian or vegetarian dishes. For example the “meaty” version contains a chicken tikka, fried fish in gram flour batter, a lamb rogan josh (spicy lamb curry), a vegetable zalfrezi, tarkay wali dal, raita, naan bread and basmati rice, pickles, chutneys and dessert of the day. The vegetarian selection includes palak paneer, paneer tikka, a vegetable zalfrezi and samosas. To sum up, Indian By Nature presents gourmet Indian dining in an ambiance of refined elegance. The cuisine is progressive, contemporising on traditional ingredients but executed with the owner/chef’s unique savoir faire resulting in inventive neo-Indian gastronomy. A must visit for all fans of Indian cuisine and for those trying this cuisine for the first time. Indian By Nature recently won Travelers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor recognizing the restaurant as one of the 10 best fine dining restaurants in Thailand. Indian By Nature Thappraya Road, towards Jomtien, Chateau Dale Complex Open daily from 6 to 11 pm Tel: 038 364 656 www.indian-by-nature.com


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Plastic surgery explained: Common eye conditions by Thonglor Clinic

As we get older our skin loses some of its tonus. Wrinkles appear, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile. Over the years small benign or sometimes malignant tumors appear. Uneven pigmentation and vascular defects also show themselves. In aesthetic medicine, surgical and non-surgical options are available. Let’s explore area after area with a series of articles to see what is available to you. This first article will discuss common eye conditions. Let’s consider the eyes as our first focus of attention. The first symptoms are usually wrinkles at the corners of the eyes. For minor cases, Botox injections can restore smoothness to the area. These injections need to be repeated every four to six months depending on the severity. Laser treatments will help to smooth out small skin imperfections and induce more collagen buildup to give more tonus to the tissue. Some

lasers are the ideal tool to remove skin pigmentation or small skin tags. Hyaluronic acid injections can also fill up some of the unevenness. As time progresses, the upper eyelids become droopier and heavier lids give a tired appearance. To complicate matters, the lower eyelids start to show bags. This comes from fatty deposits that slowly herniate via a weakening of the muscles surrounding the eyes. Both conditions require surgery to be corrected properly. Steps to follow are to have a consultation with the surgeon where he will listen to your expectations and assess the skin around the patient’s eyes. Interestingly enough a simple toothpick can be used to see how much sagging is present. The surgeon will gently roll off the excess skin. The muscles around the eyes are also evaluated to prevent droopiness post surgery if too much tissue is removed. It usually takes a couple of months after the surgery for the muscles to regain full functionality.

A careful history regarding any medications that the patient is taking is also noted. Aspirin and other anticoagulants are withheld for one week prior to the surgery to prevent excessive bruising. Blepharoplasty, upper and lower, is done as an outpatient procedure. If the patient is nervous, a mild sedative will be administered and the patient won’t remember much of the procedure. It is done under local anesthesia because the surgeon will also need to see how the patient can open and close the eyes during the surgery. A local anesthetic solution is injected in the

areas that will be operated on. The surgeon then carefully draws on the excess tissue that will be removed. Carefully excising the tissue, small blood vessels need to be cauterized to prevent excessive bleeding. Once the surgeon is happy with the amount of tissue to excise, he proceeds and then closes the defect using very fine suture material. The incisions usually run along the eyelid margins and are extended beyond the opening of the eyes. Scarring is minimal and usually the incision lines disappear after a few months. With the lower blepharoplasty, the results are usually spectacular and the patient has a refreshed and younger look. Upper and lower blepharoplasty usually takes two to three hours to perform. Postoperative care involves

the application of cold compresses for 20 minutes every couple of hours. Twice daily, the incision lines are cleaned with sterile saline solution and the application of an antibiotic cream on the areas. The patient will take some antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatories. A patient will also wear dark sunglasses for a few days to mask the inevitable bruising. Sutures are usually removed after seven to ten days. Swelling resolves and a younger appearance is achieved. Discomfort is minimal. Take a good look in the mirror and consider having a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for eye rejuvenation. Time marches on and we all feel its effect. For more information, contact Thonglor Clinic Pattaya on 038 252 055.


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fairness-fitness-finery Spa Promotions Thread Lift Vol. 04 No. 21 | Nov 1-15, 2016

Divers Choice of Treatments at Wave Spa, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya

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. 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.

Flower Essences Spa Package at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Discover the natural healing benefits of time to renew and recover the skin with the special Flower Essences Spa Package, which will enchant your senses with the sweet scent of flowers in bloom. Featuring floral essences, this speciallycreated two-hour treatment regime begins with a 30-minute ginger flower body scrub and is followed by a 70-minute massage with aromatic floral oil, rich in antioxidants to strengthen the body’s ability to fight against oxidative damage. After a shower, a 20-minute soothing ginger flower essence cold facial compress treatment will be applied, along with a relaxing head massage. Then you will get to take home a gift – SPA Cenvaree’s own exclusive White Jasmine gift-set that includes shower gel and body lotion. This floral fantasy is just 2,850 baht ++ per person and is available from November 2016 to January 2017.

Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

Thread lift is a minimally invasive rejuvenation technique used for repositioning sagging cheeks, lifting sagging eyebrows, and adjusting asymmetric brows and face. The thread lift system works by gently lifting sagging facial tissue in an upward direction, thus producing a fresh, relaxed and more youthful appearance by Dr Natnicha Loichuen while preserving and enhancing the natural contours of your face. Thread lift uses extremely fine surgical sutures to lift and support the droopy areas of the face, brow and neck. The threads have tiny barbs that grasp on to and lift the soft tissues. The threads are inserted in position and once in place, the tiny barbs are gently opened which then lifts and repositions the underlying facial tissue into a more vertical and youthful position. The end of the thread is then cut and knotted, allowing it to retract deep under the skin. The threads then remain under the skin to provide structure and support. They are inserted via a tiny incision behind the hairline so there are no visible scars. They cannot be felt and are clear so that they are not visible once they are in place. Once in position, your body generates new collagen bundles that surround each thread to maintain the lifting effect. The exact placement of the threads will vary from patient to patient. Usually only one procedure is needed to achieve the desired lifting effect. The length of time the results last varies depending on the age of the patient at the time of the procedure, the degree of sagging, and the number of threads used. Additional threads may be added as needed.

Risks and complications with the thread lift are uncommon and usually easily rectifiable. The actual thread is made from proven materials which have been used in all dissolvable sutures devised for sewing wounded blood vessels. These are modified as to resemble a fishbone with very small (almost invisible) and duly directed swells. In general, the best candidates for this procedure include both women and men in their 30s through their 60s who want a more youthful appearance but do not want a conventional full facelift or brow lift procedure. Why is Silhouette Soft® innovative? • Immediate natural lift. • Progressive restoration of collagen • Entirely re-absorbable component • 30-minute procedure • No incision • Long-lasting effect for up to 18 months • Tailor-made treatment

For more information or reservations, contact 02 541 1234 ext 4292 and 4567 or email spacenvareecglb@chr.co.th.

Cliff Spa’s Signature Package at Cliff Spa, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel & Spa and Royal Wing Suites & Spa Leave the hustle and bustle of the world behind you as you pamper your mind, body and soul with Cliff Spa’s Signature Package. Enjoy the perfect combination of three amazing tranquility treatments starting with the Cliff Spa Salt Glow, followed by the Luxurious Floral Bath and finished with the invigorating Ying Yang Massage. You will have the chance to experience ultimate relaxation as two therapists will delicately work in synchronized waves and re-energizing unison motions which will relieve your stress and effectively balance the energy flow in your body. This rejuvenating 120-minute session will leave you feeling refreshed, re-energized and lighter than ever. Available only for 4,000 baht net per person. This package is valid from now to November 30, 2016. Indulge yourself with an amazing experience by booking this package now! For general enquiries or to book this package, contact 038 250 421 ext 2828 or email cliffspa@royalcliff.com.

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 now 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.

For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990, 086 329 7372 or visit Nicha Clinic located at 519/8-10 Moo 10 Pattaya 2nd Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya City, Chonburi. Line ID: nichaclinic. Email: nichabeautyandbeyond@gmail.com. Visit www.nichaclinic.com for promotions.

Foundations in Arts by Rory Coughlan

From the very beginning of your Muay Thai journey and studies, the first and foremost position and most fundamental technique you will and should learn is your “STANCE”. A good Muay Thai stance should have a complete balance between defense and attack. On top of being able to move effectively in all directions and generate speed and power. Make sure to start building your foundation in Muay Thai. Without any foundation everything that will follow will prove to be more difficult and begin to frustrate you. Once you master the stance this will make your experience and learning the art of Muay Thai much easier and in turn allow you to discover what your correct weapons lengths are capable of and how to use them correctly at any given time. Do not be discouraged in any way for the simple reason being it is very difficult to learn the stance. Muay Thai practitioners like to stand with their hands held at temple level, elbows in towards the body, feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart, both feet facing forward with either your left foot forward or right foot forward (orthodox or south paw) and body slightly arched. With heels slightly elevated! Never be flat-footed! This posture will allow you to effectively use ALL of your weapons. If your stance is too wide you will not be able to defend kicks and it can also prevent you from

attacking with your own kicks because your center of gravity is lower to the ground. There are always exceptions to the rules and techniques. Sometimes you might have to widen your stance. Just be mindful that it can make it more difficult to use some of your kicking and lower body defenses. After each attack, defense and movement you ALWAYS want to return to your stance. Everything in Muay Thai begins with foundations, without it you have nothing to build on.

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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD

THE INFERNO

Release Date November 3, 2016 Lead Actors Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Noémie Nakai Director Shinsuke Sato Writers Takeshi Obata, Tsugumi Ohba Genre Crime | Drama | Thriller

Release Date November 10, 2016 Lead Actors Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan Director Ron Howard Writers Dan Brown , David Koepp Genre Action | Adventure | Crime

PlayStation 4 Pro With 4K TVs becoming more and more commonplace, it only makes sense that gamers want 4K graphics to match. That's exactly what the PlayStation 4 Pro will provide. A mid-generation update of the alreadypopular console, it has an upgraded CPU and GPU to let it support both 4K and HDR games. Most current PS4 titles will be able to upgrade to 4K via a simple patch, while newer titles will be developed to take full advantage of the new hardware. It also has a 1TB hard drive standard, will have 4K-compatible apps for services like Netflix and YouTube, and will enable better graphics for the upcoming PlayStation VR, as well. Coming in November.

Leica M-P Titanium Camera

An update to the "Death Note" series in which a mysterious notebook contains deadly powers.

The fifth annual edition to be made in titanium, the Leica M-P Titanium Camera is an upscale take on the German company's 24 megapixel full-frame shooter. As the name suggests, the top deck, baseplate, and controls are all machined from solid titanium, giving the camera a unique look and reducing its weight by roughly 90 grams. And since you wouldn't want to ruin the look with a differently-colored lens, it arrives with a pair — a Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 — that have anodized finishes to perfectly match the body. Limited to just 333 sets and available exclusively in select Leica Stores and Boutiques.

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

music / new releases

Unfinished Business – Nathan Sykes

DistractaGone Many of us are addicted to our smartphone. Although we often acknowledge the problem, we don’t seem to act. Can’t we just put away our phones when we have to work, study, go to a restaurant, watch a movie, have a coffee, read a book, watch a game or have family time? We wish it was easy, but there’s always an excuse. Let’s face it: we all get too distracted. DistractaGone offers a simple solution to smartphone distraction. This device locks up to four phones (smaller and plus size models) for a time that you decide. Once it's locked it can't be opened (without furiously forcing it). This offers you a period without constant distraction. Support this project on Kickstarter.

Unfinished Business is the debut studio album written and conducted by former The Wanted member and singer/songwriter Nathan Sykes. It is expected to be released on November 4, 2016 by Global Entertainment. It is also expected to feature collaborations from the likes of Ariana Grande and G-Eazy.

The Fall of a Rebel Angel – Enigma The Fall of a Rebel Angel is the upcoming eighth studio album from the German musical project Enigma, set for release on November 11, 2016 by Republic Records. The first studio album since Seven Lives Many Faces (2008), it is a concept album that tells the story, developed by Enigma's founder, producer and principal composer Michael Cretu and German lyricist and librettist Michael Kunze, of a protagonist's journey of development and change to find a new, fulfilling life. Its artwork was designed by Wolfgang Beltracchi. Standard Edition 1. Circle Eight (feat Nanuk) 2. The Omega Point 3. Diving 4. The Die Is Cast (feat Mark Josher) 5. Mother (feat Anggun)

6. Agnus Dei 7. Sadeness (Part II) (feat Anggun) 8. Lost in Nothingness 9. Oxygen Red (feat Anggun) 10. Confession of the Mind 11. Absolvo 12. Amen (feat Aquilo)

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From its breathtaking façade to its spectacular sea views, The Cloud represents a new era of luxurious living in Pattaya. Rising 80 meters atop the prestigious Pratumnak Hill with Cozy Beach only a 5-minute walk away, The Cloud encompasses 161 elegant condominiums, each crafted to provide optimum space and unrivaled comfort and beauty. Every beautifully-appointed unit features a private balcony, state-of-the-art kitchen and bath, and the finest materials.

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attaya’s newest and finest condominium is now under construction by Global Top Group—the prestigious 25-year-old company that introduced luxury

living in the heart of Pattaya--in association with Troung Co., Ltd.. The Cloud takes the Global Top Group concept of luxury to even greater heights. Commanding views from each elegantly-designed unit are only the beginning of what The Cloud offers to residents and investors alike. Only a short walk to Cozy Beach, residents may opt instead to enjoy the large tenth floor swimming pool and its magnificent vistas and poolside bar. For the more energetic, the high-tech Fitness Center provides the ideal workout, complemented by the relaxing sauna and steam room. Condominium units at The Cloud include studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, duplex and penthouse. All are expertly finished and beautifully appointed. Ensuring privacy and security, each floor is limited to no more than 12 units. Set in a highlysecured area, The Cloud is fully protected by professional security guards, a high-tech security system and keycard entry. The Cloud is the definition of luxury, modern comfort and convenience. Quality has definitely reached new heights. Continued on page 4/24

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Property

Doing Business with the Chinese Most business people on the Eastern Seaboard know that business here is not as good as it used to be; not by a long shot! Seeking to create more business, many company owners are trying to figure out how to take advantage of the many Chinese visitors flooding into Thailand as tourists and potential residents. As an International Property Specialist instructor who has done business with Chinese nationals on numerous occasions, I was eager to read any and all materials that might assist me in better understanding the Chinese client. I am alert to

excellent series. To start, you might be interested in the following case study by Australian Glenn Leet, director, Integrity New Homes Awardwinning developer of custom single-family homes:

any news items, contacts and/or information on how to appeal to the Chinese market for real estate. Recently I came upon Juwei. com--a real estate website featuring a series entitled: The 10 Step Strategies for Working with Chinese Property Buyers. It was self-described as “essentials” to achieve more profit and success. With full credit and thanks to www.juwai.com and its editorial team for sharing such a useful series of articles, I should like to pass on to my readers a small portion of that

industry has yet gotten their head around how to service those buyers.

Why do you market to Chinese buyers? I'm following where I think the global market is going. I'm acutely aware of the purchasing power in China at the moment. They are amongst the largest investors in Australia, and I don't think the Australian property market

How do you reach Chinese buyers? We recently attended the Xiamen property show. On the back of that, we are setting up relationships with Chinese property agents, and we are customizing and translating our website to be more user-friendly for the Chinese. Thirdly, we are forming relationships with strategic partners like Juwai.com.

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

What advice would you have for someone starting to target Chinese buyers for the first time? Large transactions are usually relationship-driven. To do business in China, you have to have the right relationships. I would say focus on building a network in China. An interesting note on the rise of Chinese buying power is the fact that there are more than 2.8 million high net-worth individuals. There are more than 63 million Chinese in the upper-middle-class and China’s wealthy are now the largest group of international property consumers in the world. Their numbers are continuing to rise and it has been predicted that before the end of 2016, China is expected to overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy with many pundits arguing that this has already occurred. One of the most interesting and insightful articles in the series was titled “Build Trusting Relationships.” It begins: Chinese place a greater emphasis on personal trust and relationships, or "guanxi", in business than most Westerners do. Once this trust is established, you will find it easier and faster to complete transactions. Sometimes you might have to take them shopping. You spend the

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

time getting to know them. — Jim Park, chairman, Asian Real Estate Association of America, Los Angeles. When Chinese investors feel that you understand and care about their needs, they will be more willing to take your advice on particular properties and spend less time questioning the information you provide. Shanghai businessman Fang Yi Liu recently purchased 17 Miami apartments in a single deal for a total of $14 million. All 17 units are located in the Artech, a glass building with views of the South Florida City’s Intracoastal Waterway. As soon as this buyer gained enough trust in the seller to buy a single apartment, he was willing to scale up his investment to the significantly larger number of 17 units. From Liu’s perspective, the approach is just being efficient. He saw no need to spend any more time or money researching other opportunities, given he already trusted this seller and liked the product being offered. Once you are a part of a Chinese buyer’s network, the rewards can be large. A Corcoran broker in New York City recently sold three brownstones (townhouses) to Chinese buyers for between US$1 – 2 million each. They went quickly, one after the other, because her first buyer recommended the agent to the others. "The Chinese are like Hollywood celebrities," she said afterwards. "Once one Chinese person buys a brownstone, they all want one." Here are some Basics of Building Trust: Spend time together. You can

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

quickly begin to establish trust with a Chinese buyer by sharing meals or drinks, or doing small favors, like providing useful information or services to them. Good agents already do this with their customers of every nationality. Be reliable. Knowing that you can depend on someone to do what they have promised is reassuring. Whenever you give buyers reason to doubt whether you will deliver, even on small things, you make it more difficult for them to trust you. Trust, after all, is defined as a “firm belief in the reliability, truthfulness and ability of someone.” Anytime you promise to do something, however small, be sure to follow through. Mean what you say. If you have ever travelled internationally, you know it is surprisingly easy to read honesty in a person – even if you don’t share the same language or culture. Maybe in your case it was a taxi driver, who you were certain was lying when quoting you a price to get you to the airport. Being frank, even to the point of admitting a weakness in your own position, is a powerful contributor to building trusting relationships. As you can see, the Web site provides some really great information and tips on understanding and serving your Chinese client. Chinese interest in purchasing properties in Thailand and other countries will not fade anytime soon. In fact it is destined to grow exponentially. So getting to better know and understand our Chinese friends and clients is well worth the effort, and it just may pay off in business as well!

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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The Cloud Pattaya is located in the most prestigious and sought after area of Pratumnak Hill and a few steps away from the beautiful Cozy Beach. Providing new paradigms of elite and exclusive luxury living. Facilities and Amenities l Swimming Pools l Sauna Room l Fitness Center l Garden l Car Parking Safety and Security l 24 Hour Security l Keyguard Security System l CCTV Cameras l Fire Escape Stairway l Fire Alarm l Smoke Detector l Water Sprinkler

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Legal Advice

L E G A L A DV I C E

by Magna Carta Law Office

THAILAND INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION OF MINOR Where does the application for intercountry adoption take place? Foreign applicants who intend to adopt a Thai child must make the adoption application through the social welfare authority (competent authority) in their country or the nongovernmental child welfare organization which is licensed by their government to handle the matter of intercountry adoption. Thailand intercountry adoption is operated in accordance with the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. Under Thailand’s Child Adoption Act of 1979, all intercountry adoption applications have to be processed through the Department of Social Development and Welfare (DSDW referred to as a competent authority) or nongovernmental child welfare agencies (authorized agencies) which are particularly authorized by DSDW and under the direction of the Child Adoption Board of Thailand. What are the preliminar y qualifications of a prospective foreign adoptive parent? 1. The adoptive parent must be more than 25 years old and must be at least 15 years older than the person to be adopted. 2. A prospective foreign adoptive parent must have a legitimate spouse in case of applying as a couple or family. 3. The adoptive parent must be eligible to adopt a child from Thailand under the laws of their home country. What are the Thai regulations regarding the adopted children? 1. The person to be adopted who is more than 15 years old must give his or her consent. 2. If the person to be adopted is a minor, consent must be received from: w both parents if they are still alive; w either parent if only one is alive or has custody; w the legal representative or the prosecutor who has made a request to the court to approve the adoption; w the person in charge of the hospital or other institution approved by the local governmental agency; w the person who has taken care of an abandoned child for more than one year.

3. The adoptive parent and the person to be adopted must receive consent from their spouse except where the spouse is not capable of giving consent or the spouse has left the area and his or her whereabouts are unknown for more than one year. 4. A minor cannot be an adopted child of someone else, except if the child has been adopted by your spouse. 5. It is not possible to adopt more than one child at a time, except for twins, siblings, or in cases of adopting the children of the applicant’s Thai spouse. 6. DSDW advises that it is extremely unlikely that an abandoned child under the age of one year would be available for foreign adoption. According to the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand, a minor is a person under the age of 20. What are the benefits of the registration of adoption? Once registered, the adoption is recognized by the Thai government, and the adoptive parents and the adopted person gain the benefits of adoption. 1. The adopted child has the right to use the last name and inherit the assets of the adoptive parent. However, the adoptive parent cannot inherit the assets of the adopted person. 2. From the date of registration, the adoptive parent has the authority to raise the adopted child as his or her own legal child. 3. From the date of registration, biological parents no longer have power or rights over the child.

Are the foreign adoptive parents required to travel to Thailand? According to the Ministerial Regulation, both of the prospective adoptive parents have to travel to Thailand. In case the pre-adoption placement is approved, DSDW will set a specific appointment for the prospective adoptive parents to present themselves to the Child Adoption Board in Thailand for interview, and to receive the child for pre-adoption placement. Are the foreign adoptive parents who do not have permanent residence in a foreign country eligible for intercountry adoption? For applicants who are temporarily residing in a foreign country, the Home Study Report will have to be made and their eligibility will have to be assessed and confirmed by the competent authority in their country of residence. Unless the applicants have been living in that country for at least six months when submitting their application and will remain in that country until the adoption is finalized, assistance may be needed from the competent authority in the country where they have temporarily resided. The competent authority may prepare the Home Study Report and supervise the pre-adoption placement when due. The eligibility for intercountry adoption may be confirmed by the embassy of their country of residence in such country. Furthermore, the permission for the child to be adopted to enter the countries has to be confirmed to DSDW by the concerned authorities of both countries.

MAGNA CARTA LAW OFFICE 193/126-8 South Pattaya Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150, Thailand Telephone : 038 373735 MOBILE NO. : 082 479 1204 Fax : 038 373736 Email : legal@magnacarta.co.th

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Business News Uncover a different side of Phuket with Amari More than just a beach getaway, Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, is steeped in rich history dating all the way back to the first century! What is now referred to as the old town shines with personality and beautiful architecture, including the renowned Sino-Portuguese mansions and shophouses. The district is a showcase of influences from the early British, Dutch, French, Portuguese and Chinese settlers who contributed to the unique heritage and culture of the area. To help travellers discover this colourful side of the island, Amari Phuket is introducing the Phuket Uncovered package which will take guests on a privately guided halfday walk around the old town. As guests meander among the various Sino-Portuguese buildings, elaborate shrines and temples, they will discover an area dotted with quirky cafés, museums, beautifully preserved shop houses and markets. After taking in the sites, guests will experience the southern flavours and tastes unique to Phuket with a private cooking class led by an Amari chef. The class will begin

with a visit to the local market to explore the source of some of the region’s special ingredients. In addition to the privately guided old town tour, market visit and cooking class, he Phuket Uncovered package includes, - Welcome treats inspired by the island’s heritage - Daily breakfast - 20 percent discount on food and beverage at all the hotel’s outlets including La Gritta, one of Phuket’s finest Italian restaurants

- 20 percent discount at Breeze Spa - Complimentary late checkout at 4 pm - Special farewell gift The Phuket Uncovered package is available exclusively at the Amari Phuket and starts at 16,193 baht +++* for a three-night stay in a Superior Ocean Facing room. The package is available from now until August 31, 2017. For more information, visit www.amari.com/ phuket/.

Onyx Hospitality Group Expands its Presence to Australia with the Signing of Shama Luxe Aurora Melbourne Central

Property will be part of the iconic 92-storey Aurora Melbourne Central development Onyx Hospitality Group continues expanding its presence across the Asia-Pacific region with the signing of its first property in Australia. The Thailand-based international hotel company has been appointed by Singaporebased Ascendas Hospitality Trust

(A-HTRUST) to manage a brand new serviced apartment complex in the Melbourne city centre under its award winning Shama brand. Shama Luxe Aurora Melbourne Central will be a 252-unit property located within the iconic 92-storey mixed use Aurora Melbourne Central development. The serviced apartments will be located on levels 10 to 32, with a dedicated street level entrance, lobby and elevators, as well as facilities including a restaurant, executive lounge, swimming pool and fitness centre. Construction of the property is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2019. Peter Henley, president & chief executive, Onyx Hospitality Group, said: “We are thrilled to announce our first property in Australia, and at being offered the opportunity to manage the serviced apartments component of this iconic Melbourne development under our fast-growing Shama brand. We look forward to a successful and long term partnership with A-HTRUST as we work towards bringing the Shama brand to life in the Australian market.” Tan JuayHiang, chief executive

officer of A-HTRUST, said: “We are very pleased to work with Onyx, which has a strong track record in the operation of hotels and serviced apartments across Asia. This partnership with Onyx will help further diversify the group of operators we work with, and enlarge the pool of knowledge and expertise we can draw from.” Onyx Hospitality Group has a portfolio of 10 operating Shama properties in China, Hong Kong and Thailand, with eight additional Shama properties under development in locations such as China and Malaysia. An award winning brand, Shama has been named Best Serviced Apartment Operator of Asia by the AHF Asia Hotel Awards in 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012. In total, Onyx has a full portfolio of 41 properties in seven countries and territories under the Amari, OZO, Shama and Oriental Residence brands, and 25 properties in the development pipeline. The rapidly-expanding group will also be marking its entry to new markets such as Vietnam and Malaysia with new hotel openings in the coming year.

ANA launches “Endless Inspire Campaign”to thanks customers with free tickets to Japan

All Nippon Airways, or ANA, Japan’s largest airline, launches its largest campaign of the year “Endless Inspire Campaign” to thank its loyal customers for a year-long support and enhance end of the year’s national economic performance. This campaign offers customers a chance to win free tickets to Japan with every purchase of ticket via website until December 30 for travel until March 31, 2017. The grand prize winner will receive a pair of economy class round trip tickets to anywhere in Japan from Bangkok, while runners up will receive original ANA souvenirs such as ANA’s limited luggage bag and handy water bottles. Join this campaign by simply reserve and purchase round trip tickets (for Bangkok-Japan and Bangkok-North America route only) within the campaign period, via ANA SKY WEB Thailand and register your participation through www.anacampaign.com/bangkok16b/ This campaign’s perfect timing goes in support with interesting tourism statistic disclosed by JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization). According to JNTO, there were a total of 796,731 Thai tourists travelling to Japan in the previous year of 2015, with the significant 64.8 percent of the total occurred between end of the

year and the beginning of the year. Where the most popular cities for travelling are Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo and Fukuoka respectively. The organization also forecasts an increment in Thai tourist visiting Japan to reach up to 800,000 people this year. All Nippon Airways also forecasts an increase in Japan’s visitors beginning last month until early next year, due to the long holidays and timing of its attractive color changing of leaves season. Currently, the bookings of flights and accommodations are also in support of the mentioned factors. Together with JNTO’s statement and past historical trends, this year’s forecast for growth in Japan’s visitors is very likely to be achieved. ANA is serving full convenience for all of its customers by flying up to four flights per day between Bangkok and Tokyo, both to Narita and Haneda international airport. Additionally, ANA serves over 50 domestic airports in Japan and connects Tokyo to 11 popular cities in North America, offering a truly seamless travel experience. All services are to ensure that leisure and business travelers’ needs are met, with its high operation standards under the management of Japanese’s modern airline.


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Business News Leading Vietnamese destination management company launches HG Travel Thailand in strategic Asia-wide roll-out plan DMC unveils plans to open offices throughout the region for a total of 12 by the be delivered with the passion, experience that is utterly unique, end of 2017 at ITB Asia in Singapore. will daring and leadership that have creating a moment, a sense or an Leading Southeast Asia destination management company (DMC) HG Travel has launched HG Travel Thailand as it consolidates its position in Indochina and sets its sights on becoming the leading DMC in Asia. The company will be headed by highly respected travel and tourism veteran Andre van der Marck who takes the position of managing director based in HG Travel Thailand's downtown office on Sathorn Road, Bangkok. The move is the first phase of a wider rollout strategy of offices around the region over the next 12-months as the Hanoi-based DMC establishes a network of onthe-ground operations manned by

seasoned experts in key markets, adding to its established presence in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. HG Travel, headquartered in Vietnam, currently handles 50,000 inbound arrivals from international and regional countries with Europe, Australia, Russia, China and other Asia Pacific countries key source markets. "We are delighted to expand into Thailand and who better to head our operations than Andre," said HG Holdings CEO Tran Thanh Nam. "His unrivalled experience and strategic awareness will provide us with a strong platform for further growth. We are deeply committed to Thailand and our programmes

been the hallmarks of our business in Southeast Asia for the past 20 years." Before heading up HG Travel Thailand, Van der Marck was vice president at Khiri Travel for four years, previous to which he spent 10 years with giant tour operator Kuoni in Europe before moving to back to Thailand where he began his career in the 1990s in hospitality. "Let's say I have a deep understanding of the market in Thailand and its enormous and enduring potential for high end, bespoke travel experiences," said Van der Marck. "That does not necessarily mean glitzy, five-star travel in the traditional sense. For me luxury is defined by an

insight that will stay with travellers for the rest of their lives." "This is the core philosophy of HG Travel Thailand. We will be rolling out some very distinct travel experiences over the coming months – reimagining destinations like Bangkok with deep-dive cultural itineraries and discovering roads less travelled. We aim to bring back the true spirit of travel." HG Travel's development into a pan-Asian DMC will be announced at World Travel Market (WTM) in London this month where it will reveal a new name, look and feel to reflect the growing horizons of one of the region's most exciting and progressive travel companies. The new company will further

deepen existing hallmarks of HG Travel with greater destination research, tailor-made programmes, product ingenuity, community philosophy and insightful and inspiring journeys. HG Travel Thailand is located on the 15th floor of Chartered Square Building, Unit 15-02C, North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangkok.

Phuket International Academy, offered a weekend programme of student-led activities and workshops for guests to take part in, to offer a glimpse into what makes UWCT unique. Workshops included an interactive introduction into Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness, a concept that lies at the heart of the school, and an introduction into Thai culture, to celebrate the school’s host nation, as well as a tour of the school by Her Majesty, the school was visited by nine monks who carried out a sacred blessing ceremony, which brings luck and gratitude to those on campus. On the Sunday, those guests that had not yet flown back to their international homes were invited to join kayaking trips, jungle treks or cultural tours around the island, to deepen their appreciation for the beautiful and vibrant island of Phuket. UWC Thailand currently has 375 students from 59 different countries, aged 18 months to 18 years, and welcomed its first cohort of UWC National Committee scholars in August 2016. UWC has 154 National Committees worldwide which are in charge of selecting students for entry into one of the 16 UWC schools or colleges. Selection is based on demonstrated promise and potential only and places are offered independent of

financial means. A vast majority of students selected through UWC National Committees therefore receive full or partial scholarships in order to allow as many students as possible to receive a UWC education independent of their socio-economic background. The UWC National Committee system is run by thousands of volunteers worldwide, many of whom are UWC alumni themselves. UWCT’s class of 2018 is primarily made up of National Committee scholars, who represent 30 of the 43 students in Grade 11. Bushra, one of the school’s Grade 12 ‘Kurt Hahn’ scholars from Kashmir and current chair of the Student Council, says, “Now that we are a part of the UWC family, we will continue to do our very best to encourage students to be mindful about themselves and towards their society so that they can become change-makers. We will also take steps to preserve the marine ecosystems in our area which we have already started by holding mangrove plantation drives. We see it as our responsibility towards the community that we call our home. There is so much for us to accomplish in terms of becoming a UWC but that is also the beauty of it – there is always something we can improve on, and we have only just begun.”

Phuket celebrates official opening of Thailand’s first United World College United World College Thailand celebrated its official opening on October 1, which was attended by over 400 guests. Alongside students, parents and staff from the current UWCT community, over 50 members from UWC Colleges and National Committees joined the celebrations, including prominent representatives from the UWC

International Board, with many traveling around the world to attend the opening of the 16th United World College in Phuket. The opening ceremony included speeches from Sir John Daniel, chair of the UWC International Board, an address by Dr Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, vice minister of Education in Thailand, and Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, current president of UWC. After the speeches, students from grades two through to 12 put on a number of performances that reflected the diversity within the school. These included a New Zealand Haka performance, an African dance piece, a traditional ceremonial Thai dance, and a lively Bollywood number, the vast majority of which were created and developed by the students. The school’s Poetry Slam group also performed a powerful self-composed piece on the struggles of a refugee. Queen Noor said, “Standing up to intolerance and injustice are not the only pressing issues

our young people must face. They will be the generation that must address environmental issues such as access to food, water and other vital resources and managing a rapidly growing world population. Faced with these and other global concerns, we can see even more clearly that the world needs future leaders who know and understand one another and who are inspired to make a positive difference. UWC Thailand has a unique role to play in addressing these challenges and demonstrating the power of education to bring people together.” When reflecting on how UWC Thailand can impact the island of Phuket, Julian Whiteley, head of school at UWC Thailand, said, “Phuket’s economic health is dependent upon the health of the marine environment, and yet we have all witnessed the degradation that has taken place over the years, as it does in places the world over that become popular destinations. With the assistance of Naiyang Sea Bees Dive School, run by UWC graduate Michael Bannick, our students will be working on a reef conservation project. The other marine conservation project we have embarked upon is mangrove reforestation. The students have already planted over 3,000 trees this year and our aspiration is to establish our own nursery. It was wonderful this year at our Wai Kru ceremony – not to be presented with an arrangement of cut flowers but a mangrove sapling. But education is the key and we want to work with the local community on this too.” UWC Thailand, formerly


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

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”.

Education & Training

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

Houses for Sale

(ptmhfs-ar0616) Homes for Sale www.colossusproperties.com 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. 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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near To w n ! S e l l i n g P r i c e 2 0 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 081-6342915 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

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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 081-634-2915 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 081-6342915 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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6004)


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Houses for Sale

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 Mabprachanlake 16,500,000baht.Includes 2 living rooms and a Europeanstyle kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida (Thai) 0839097822 or Edward (Eng.) 0814918406, you can also e-mail us at 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5614) B e a u t if u l M o d e r n S t y le Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW

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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 (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

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(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 o w n e r s h i p , B 5 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 ;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 b e d ro o m , 1 b a t h r o o m 75.82 sq.m., thai ownership B 6 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 ; 2 be dro o m , 2 bathroom 97.08 sq.m., thai ownership B8,000,000; 2 b e d ro o m , 1 b a t h r o o m 78.35 sq.m., thai ownership B 6 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 ; 2 be dro o m , 1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 b e d ro o m , 1 b a t h r o o m 75.75 sq.m., thai ownership B 6 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 ; 2 be dro o m , 1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 b e d ro o m , 1 b a t h r o o m 81.06 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 79.74 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000. Call 083 0009 6424 for more details 1 bedroom unit in Atlantis resort condo in foreign name1,790,000.baht. 36.44 sqm, fully furnished, 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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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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d 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) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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

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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 (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pr a t a m n a k Hil l C o n d o ! 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 081-634-2915 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) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-634-2915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) S t u n n in g a n d Go rg eo u s 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 081-6342915 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, 77450 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 (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3114)

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LAND FOR SALE

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 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 ‘DesignerApartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. (PR3114) Beachfront Apartment....Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm. (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. (PR1866)

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Condos for Rent

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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-634-2915

or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcourse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 M i l l i o n 3 2 4 Ta r a n g Wa h For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0706) 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 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 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

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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 (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 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 081-634-2915 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.

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at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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

A Parents Guide to Messy Play... by Lauren Mutimear

One of the most remarkable things about children is their ability to make a huge amount of mess from quite an early age. While as a parent, you may be trying to find ways to cut down on sticky hands, it may seem ironic that your child’s school is likely to be planning for ‘messy play’. So what is ‘messy play’ and how can it help your child to learn? First of all, it is worth noting that the term ‘messy play’ is not universally used. Some teachers use the term ‘sensory play’ while others might say ‘play with natural materials’. Regardless of the term being used, the main feature that messy play activities have is the way in which children are allowed to enjoy a lot of freedom to explore and play with materials. These can be anything from the conventional sand, water and play-dough to playing with shaving foam, mud, gravel, jelly and ice.

co-ordination, especially their hand-eye and fine motor skills. These skills are essential later on in order that children can hold pencils correctly and gain the fine control they will need to form letters. These types of activities encourage this type of control, because children practise these fine movements over and over again without even knowing it. Learning to think

GIS student wins top in Thailand award again

Building concentration

Messy play can be seen as vital as it teaches children many things, and helps them learn new skills. First, children learn to become independent and to follow through with their own ideas. A child may, for example, decide to start building sandcastles. Through this activity they learn to focus and also to persevere as they overcome problems on their way, say when they find that the sandcastle sticks inside the bucket, or the sand is too dry to form a castle. Developing co-ordination As well as building concentration, messy play activities also encourage children’s

by Mark Beales photo by Ritche Guisona A former Garden International School (GIS) student has been named Top in Thailand following this year’s ICGSE examinations. Seren Gordon got the top score in all of Thailand for IGCSE Combined Science. She joins other recent GIS stars such as Junbeom, who was Top in Thailand for IGCSE Music last year, Arjit, who was Top in Thailand for IGCSE World Literature, IGCSE Coordinated Science and IGCSE Geography, Sarah, who was Top in Thailand for IGCSE Music and IGCSE Combined Science and Yeen, who was Top in the World for IGCSE Thai. Sarah is now studying at the worldfamous UCLA in the USA while Yeen is at the University of Warwick in the UK. A key feature of messy play is that children should be given freedom to explore and play in their own way. This helps children to make their own decisions and to take responsibility. They learn about the consequences of their actions, for example what happens if you add too much water when making sandcastles. This type of play also helps children to develop prediction skills - as they become older, we can see that children begin to plan their play with others. Time of their lives! In the preschool B classes at Mooltripakdee International School, we understand the importance of messy play, each day children are free to play in the huge sandpit in the playground or play-dough within the classroom. We also try our best to incorporate messy play into our curriculum, with our recent sensory play activity, which was loved by all. One of the best ways in which parents can help their children enjoy and learn from this type of play is by dressing them appropriately. While staff work very hard to put aprons on children, it is inevitable that they will get marks on their clothes, have wet sleeves, or worse. As most settings use natural materials such as sand, water and even mud, you should find that marks can be brushed off or washed out. Precious clothes may make children look cute, but sadly, they often make the child worried in case they get into trouble. As this type of play is one that children remember later in fond memories, look out for clothes that are practical so that your children can have the time of their life! Lauren Mutimear is a Preschool Teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya for more visit www.gardenrayong.com Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

Pirates Take Over GIS for a Day! by Mark Beales photos by Ritche Guisona

Students from Garden International School (GIS) celebrated Talk Like a Pirate Day by discussing pieces of eight, the skull and crossbones – and making their favourite teachers ‘walk the plank’. Led by Languages’ Prefect Narisa, the IB students dressed as pirates and swashbucklers. Beforehand, students had voted online for which teachers should be made to walk the plank. It was decreed that Ms Smith, Mr Nolan, Mr Frost, Mr Whittaker, Mr Carr and Ms Kilvington-Shaw should be made to take the dreaded walk. It was also a chance to promote the school’s Secondary production, Peter Pan, which takes place from November 16-18. The pirate day included a cameo by Captain Hook himself, who will be returning to school soon to star in the play! GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.


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This & That Popular Conspiracy Theories Several books and numerous articles have been written to try and show that Franklin Roosevelt, the American president, knew all about the imminent attack by the Japanese on the American fleet at Pearl Harbor in December 1941. The argument goes that he deliberately sacrificed his

sailors and ships in order to justify the American entry into the war on the side of Britain. Most of the conspiracy theories attack the character of the US president, mentioning he was a secret society member (The Masons) and the alleged grandson of a drugs smuggler. The historian Robert Stinnett revealed the results of many

Pearl Harbor and World War Two years of research in his book Day of Deceit which included more than a million documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act which allegedly show that knowledge of Japanese assault plans was deliberately concealed from American commanders in Hawaii. As early as January 1941, the American ambassador to Tokyo wrote the president a letter warning specifically that, in the event of war, Pearl Harbor would be Japan’s first target. Indeed, a Japanese attack was certainly on the cards as America had shut off supplies of petroleum to Japan. Consequently, Japanese military thinking was that the country should deal the Americans a “death” blow whilst at the same time occupying the countries of Southeast Asia, particularly the oil rich Netherlands East Indies. Conspiracy theorists also argue that in November 1941 Roosevelt received a phone call from the British prime minister Winston Churchill to the effect that the Japanese fleet of six aircraft carriers had “disappeared” and was preparing the attack on Pearl Harbor. Obviously, it suited

Churchill very well to keep on friendly terms with a potential wartime ally with vast unused economic and military power to assist in the defeat of both Germany and Japan. Another author, John Toland, has claimed that several warnings were received by the American president from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and several senators and commanders in the field. He also points out that the succeeding US president, Harry Truman, who came to office on Roosevelt’s death in April 1945 and was also a Mason, dropped two atomic bombs on Japanese cities even though negotiations for surrender were in progress. But many writers cast doubt on all these claims that Roosevelt knew of the Pearl Harbor attack in advance. For example, author Antony Best denies that a phone call from Churchill to Roosevelt informing him of the impending assault ever existed. He wrote, “I think it is just one of those mistakes of history. I have never found any evidence that there was a conspiracy and I have looked high and low.” There are similar doubts about an alleged Tokyo shortwave radio broadcast in December

which was decoded by American intelligence experts and ended up on Roosevelt’s desk. This broadcast revealed the upcoming attack on Pearl Harbor, but did it actually exist? Again non-conspiracy theory authors say there is no concrete evidence of such a transmission. In other words, the damning evidence is actually fake. Conspiracy theorists invariably claim that America was able to decode Japanese naval codes which were in use in December 1941. But mainstream authors also deny this, pointing out that the Japanese naval codes had recently been changed and were not decrypted until May

1942, long after the Pearl Harbor attack. In other words, the conspiracy theories of Pearl Harbor sound convincing in their own right. The problems begin when their findings are subject to sober analysis by independent researchers and military and naval experts with full access to governmental records and no axes to grind. It’s certainly true that Roosevelt wanted to bring the United States into the war on the side of Britain, but that doesn’t mean he callously sacrificed the lives of thousands of marines in order to provide a justification on paper.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Elizabeth Smith, www.UrbaneWomen.com

Is He Boyfriend Material? 5 Signs He’s Not It is very common for women to search for the man of their dreams. They are often enamored by fairytales, or even stories from friends and family, about that perfect guy. They get the proverbial stomach butterflies just imagining that,

thing, but don’t be too confident that this is something to brag about. In fact, this may clearly show you that he is not the one for you. People that fight regularly, at least on a minor scale, are actually in a somewhat healthy relationship. If it is not there, then the relationship may be absent as well. 3. He’s Never There When You’re Sick If you tell this guy that you are sick, and he never shows up, or does not even tries to take care of you, this is probably the wrong person for you. He may never take care of you, especially if he has never volunteered during the relationship, so don’t hold your breath or even continue to believe that there is something worth fighting for. 4. Early Physical Relationship

one day, they will find that perfect someone. Unfortunately, what ends up happening is they end up with the wrong guy, a complete loser, and their dreams are shattered as a result of realizing exactly who they’re with.The following tips will help you discern whether or not the guy you are with is worth the time and effort. If you are dating someone right now, and you are not sure if they are right for you, these tips will certainly help you figure that out.

A guy that just wants to have sex from the get-go is probably not in it for the long run. If you are not ready, he should respect you enough to not go there. A relationship needs to have more than physical contact, and if that is all he wants, you should get out as soon as you can. 5. Doesn’t Remember Things About You

2. Absence Of Fighting Contrary to popular belief, the absence of fighting is actually a bad sign. You may think that this is a great

by socializing more or attending business meetings in your chosen field. However, make sure you sit at the back as people will be quick to recognize you are a complete nerd. You will be in the middle of a sensational, secret information scandal mid-week, probably because a friend accuses you of stealing his Twitter password. Stupid accusation, of course, as you are pig ignorant and think Twitter is a bird song. Pisces (Feb 23-Mar 22) Continuity is all important. Do not let secret impulses and shameful urges take over your disgusting sex life as this will lead to trouble and may well result in your arrest and imprisonment in the Land of Smiles. However, if you are put in prison, turn a tragedy into a triumph and start learning Thai. The monkey house is an excellent place to start and it’s absolutely free. Also there is no prejudice against berks like you. Aries (Mar 23-Apr 22) At this time of the year Castor and Pollux are on top of the Milky Way which means that the time is ripe for you to get romantic. Unfortunately, sterility and impotence can be a drawback in this kind of situation as you know from painful experience. However, next Saturday sees the likelihood that you will meet someone who will make an intimate suggestion. You can safely ignore this as the newcomer is interested only in your wallet and not your non-existent virility. Taurus (Apr 23-May 22) The good news is that you will be the centre of attention on Wednesday or Thursday. The bad news is that there will be a long thread about you on a famous internet chat line. You will be criticized as a person who has financially ripped off other farang, played Michael Jackson tapes near a school playground and fraudulently claimed a degree at Harvard University. Don’t worry too much as the faked university wasn’t Harvard was it? Gemini (May 23-June 22) You love to receive compliments and one is planned for Tuesday. However, don’t get too excited as a friend may tell you that you smell less than you used to under your arm pits and must have changed your laundry recently. You will also have a visit from someone from your past with a message but, take heed, because the person died some years ago and cannot shake hands or kiss you. Beware of any ectoplasm as it’s very messy. Cancer (June 23 – July 22) Like all Cancerians you are greedy, selfish and prone to unnatural practices. But the situation is worse for those who were born at the moment when Pluto crossed the path of Orion. You are here in Pattaya to make a small fortune before leaving but this will.

Anyone that forgets things about your life, such as the first day you met, or your birthday, is someone that you should give the boot right away. Men should not remember everything about you, but significant dates or experiences should certainly be easy to remember. More than likely, he is not emotionally invested in you, or, he has a severe listening problem. Either way, he has got to go. The best way to tell if a guy is right for you is by looking at general things that are very meaningful. When they don’t know when your birthday is, or check on you when you tell them that you are sick, these are clear signs that they really don’t care. Use these tips, and you may actually help yourself in the long run by getting rid of the guy that’s really not the right one for you. 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) The stars say this is a good  time for you to make your mark

1. He Doesn’t Include You In Big Decisions

When big decisions come up in your life, or in your relationship, he doesn’t feel that your input is even worth considering. A telltale sign that he is not thinking about the both of you is if he decides to take a new job with hours that keep the two of you apart, makes a large purchase without asking you, or decides to move somewhere, a location that he knows that you will hate. This type of relationship is not something that you want to be part of, and you are better off ending it as soon as possible.

by Professor Blunt

by Madam Zyra

(July 23-August 22)  Leo Nobody seriously thinks of

you as a leader as you are rather too thick to be important. However, this weekend will see you visiting somewhere you have never been before. This will likely happen as the baht bus driver gets lost and takes you to a cul-de-sac in outer Naklua. There is no sign of a new love in your life so it’s best to go on visiting the Walking Street where you will meet many people just like you, particularly after the pubs close. Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22) Before you get upset, look at the up side as well as the down. It’s true that your wife has raided your bank account and left you absolutely penniless, but you can now watch TV in comfort without constantly fighting to control the remote control. It’s true that you can no longer obtain a one year visa, but that will save you all that queuing at immigration and trying to remember how many photos you need. Just look on the bright side. Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) Venus will sit over Neptune next week but beware of making rash decisions. In particular, do not make any decisions about moving to a high rise condo which has a balcony with a low rail. There is evidence in the stars that your lover intends to dispose of you as soon as possible. For example, look at for any bars of soap on the balcony floor and be suspicious if anyone covers the in-house video surveillance with a coat or jacket. Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22) Your health is your biggest concern right now as you ponder all those aches and pains without any medical insurance. If you find yourself in a cheap intensive care unit try to avoid being there on Fridays between 2.00 pm and 2.15 pm. This is because that period is reserved for vacuuming the ward and there is always the danger your life support machine might be unplugged for a while whilst the cleaner is in motion. Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 22) Like all morons born under this sign you are both very obese and a filthy eater. You are the sort of person who haunts the streets of south Pattaya looking for balloons which usually herald a free buffet at somebody’s birthday party. Some observers believe that you never see salmon and lobster any more at free buffets precisely of the large numbers of Sagittarians trying to muscle in on the seafood. Capricorn (Dec 23-Jan22) If you were born as a male around Christmas or the New Year, it’s sadly the case that you have a predisposition to cross dressing. This fetish is hard to satisfy if you take size 13 shoes and insist on sporting a moustache. Many of you are also very fat which means, when you try unsuccessfully to squeeze into a nurse’s or policewoman’s uniform, you can only wear the hat. You just look ridiculous.


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Local Sports PSC tropical golf from BJ's Bunker Boys Golf Report

by Derek Brook

Pattana (Stableford B & A) We had a really good turnout for this day out as all who play here enjoy not only a great course and venue, but a really good rate. The question was would the course be in the great shape it usually is or would it be a bit soggy? Nice day with a fair bit of Sun made this a great day to be on the course. Even after 18 holes, I am not sure of the instructions given to the caddies with regard to carts on the course. Different caddies seemingly had different ideas and at times took you on the course then did not. The reception said carts in the rough was okay to me but to others it was okay on the course, however it is a long time since I have walked so far with a cart. Happy day and I suppose I needed the exercise. I suppose by now you will have realised the course was in fine condition, but it was dampish, and let us say that carts in the rough was fine. So away we went and the fairways were grassed but a bit wet in places while the rough tended to be long and wet, so get in

Flight winners the rough and it was difficult getting out. The greens were in good order, probably a little soft but still putting fast. We had a good walk around, including we who took carts. Round over, it was a shower, a quick bite to eat and into cars for the trip back to BJ’s. I always like this bit as it gives me a chance to look at the inside of my eyelids. The journey always passes quickly and I am sure Mashi appreciates my silence. Back at BJ’s it was soon into the results. In the A Flight, 0 to 16, the winner was Tommy Marshall

with 39 points ahead of a three way countback on 36 points that saw John Davis in second, Mashi Kaneta in third and Brian Parish just missing out. In the B Flight, 17 upwards, the winner was Barry Elphick with 39 points with Alex Field in second with 37 points and Jim Ferris in third with 36 points. We then as a group decided to discuss the major issues in the world and decided they were way beyond us. Or most of us! T.T.F.N. Near Pins: Brian Parish, Bob Watson (2) and Walter Baechli

PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's by Derek Brook Royal Lakeside (Stableford) Yes, I know it is a long way, but the trick is to either find someone who likes to drive and sit in the back, or get on the bus. Either way you get the chance of an hour or so of inspecting the inside of your eyelids. Really relaxing. The bad thing is that even so it is a long way and you do tend to get back a bit late. Having said that, this is a course worth visiting now and again as it is, to me, what I call a clean course. You can always see where the next shot is and if you hit it straight you will get where you are going. Mind, there is plenty of water around. After the long trip it was reasonably easy to book in

Flight winners

and we were out early only to be told we were to be playing the back nine first. No real problem so off we went. This is a reasonably straight forward course in that you can see the hole ahead of you in most respects. There have been a few modifications to the course over the last few years, and generally they have been good and made the course more difficult. As the afternoon moved on we saw a darkening of the sky and a few raindrops fell but the heavy rain did not come so we had a fine day. Only drawback was that the greens had been sanded but surprisingly it did not seem to slow the ball down. All in all, a great day out. The drive back passed in a

flash, well Pattaya soon came and we got back to BJ’s in reasonable time. Soon time for the results which were extremely good. In the A flight, 0 to 18, the winner was John Davis with a fine 43 points ahead of Brian Parish in second with 41 points and John Pierrel in third with 40 points. In the B flight the winner, and in a best form streak, was Dick Warberg with 44 points ahead of Dave Cooper in second with 42 points. We then had a countback on 40 points that saw Derek Brook in third and Tom Cotton missing out. Then time to relive the day. T.T.F.N. Near Pins: Brian Parish, Walter Baechli, Tom Cotton and Denis Savourin

by Frank Quinlan Bangpra White Tee A clear day for our visit to a regular venue which is a favorite of our members. As always the course was in excellent condition with the greens running true and fast. P J Redmond off the silver tees was able to put together his usual controlled round with some fine putts and despite his lack of distance, was mostly on the fairways. Gordon Melia managed to keep Ken Davidson out of second place with 13 points to Ken’s 11 points over the last six holes after both had regulation 18 points over the last nine holes. On the way home, storm clouds gathered and all our players had just handed in their cards when the heavens opened, causing a flood, which took hours to subside. Results: 1st - P J Redmond (28) 35 points 2nd - Gordon Melia (18) 34 points 3rd - Ken Davidson (24) 34 points

Near Pins: P J Redmond, Dave McFeery and Drake Mooser Treasure Hill Yellow tees There was a good turnout for this course, which appeals because of the reasonable rate plus the condition of the course which is always testing but playable. Gordon Melia featured again following up his 34 points on Monday with 36 points today.Thomas Nyborg was able to deny P J Redmond a place on the podium with his excellent 21 points on the back nine to P J’s 17 points. It is definitely the rainy season as there were heavy rains most of the return journey but fortunately dried up completely when we arrived home.

Results: 1st - Gordon Melia (18) 36 points 2nd - Jimmy Carr (18) 35 points 3rd - Thomas Nyborg (15) 33 points  Near Pins: Tore Eliassen, Thomas Nyborg and Geoff Parker (2) Crystal Bay White Tees B & A A low turnout for this medal round on a course that has tried hard to recover from the dry period when there were many dry patches which have not yet grown over. Apart from this the course was well presented with good greens and nicely trimmed fairways. Jimmy Carr rose to the top with a fine 71 net with a controlled game that did not encounter too many problems and saw him in dispatches for the second time this week. The short holes were testing with only two of them claimed. Medal: 1st - Jimmy Carr (18)  net 71 2nd - Thomas Nyborg net 75 3rd - Neil Carter net 77 Near Pins: Les Hall and Thomas Nyborg 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 at 084 758 9907.

Steve pips Ebbyat the post to Conquer the Mountain! by Peter Grey

Mountain Shadow GC Well we gathered on the Tuesday as opposed to our usual Monday Golf Day, Celebrating Rama 5's birthday, all courses were charging public holiday rates, hence us moving to the Tuesday! As it turned out, although we were scheduled to a late start, there were not that many players on the course other than our contingent. Playing from the blue tees it seemed to suit some of our players as scores were not too bad and discussion at the completion was nothing short of good. I think that some of our players have to keep in mind that we play from the forward tees more often than we play from the back tees. The course was in top condition and the greens slow as per normal. It was Steve Younger who set the pace today; he scored an impressive 39 points to take the day's title. You could have said “That daylight was second”. He did well as he added a long putt and a near pin to his cookie count today Ebrahim took second place with a newcomer in Tony Scamble rounding out the placings on the day. Results: 1st - Steve Younger (13) 39 points

2nd - Ebrahim Al-Ansari (15) 32 points 3rd - Tony Scamble (13) 30 points

Near the Pin: 5th - Tony Scamble 8th - Troy Pickford 15th - Mike Johns 17th - Steve Younger Long Fist Putts: 9th Mike Gosden 18th Alex Field Back at The Swan we welcomed Tony Scamble but had to say goodbye to Troy Pickford and Glen Grbesa, thanks guys we enjoyed your company. Let’s hope that it’s not too long before you are back playing with us. Travel safe! D-For was once again let of his chain and had a great time collecting for the needy in Pattaya.He does a great job for us but, if it wasn’t for the golfers and the punters he would be on the street chasing cars. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 0861 503086.


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Cavin and Kissy Snatch Victory! Stableford Golfers in two bus loads and some cars hit the Burapha course with enthusiasm. Much bellowing was emanating from Ricey who was still suffering the effects of the night before. Niall (the Kiwi) looked splendid in all black and was held in awe by the locals with his choice of colour of attire which coincidentally showed deep respect toward the late monarch. The course standard was high, which is common for this club, and the caddies also fall into this category. I had the pleasure of the company of a beautiful young caddie (Bee number 222, just 22 years old but looks 17) who, whilst only having five months as a caddie under her belt, provided amazingly good advice on the greens and was able to select my club after a few holes watching me play and she spoke very good English due to one year at a university. Despite having a cold she was effervescent and has visions of becoming an accountant. Well worth booking! Due to three self DQ’s (disqualifications) some people who should have been on the podium today were not. This is a first for the Growling Swan as far as this scribe can recall. It was disappointing to hear that one golfer today had 18 on the front nine then followed up with 10 from the first 4 holes on the back. So that’s 28 points from 13 holes, and that was his total score, five pickups in a row! Nevertheless, it made Cavin Kenyon and Kissy Buchanan happy as they both were next in line to take out first place with 34 points. Cavin edged ahead on the count back. Third was Alex Field followed by Mike Gosden and Ebrahim Al-Ansari. Our host Peter Grey welcomed everyone at presentations with special mentions to Walter Baechli, Cavin Kenyon, Bruce Walters and Shane Mclean, following which he asked all to partake in the hot meal that his staff make every Thursday.

It’s Max in charge! by Cassa

Keith Buchanan and Cavin Kenyon Peter had D-for the Charity Dog passed around and announced to those present that once again, due to the generosity of all who played at the Growling Swan golf outlet, two substantial donations were in the process and more details will be announced in the near future. Results: One division (0-36 handicap.) 1st – Cavin Kenyon (19) 34 Points 2nd – Keith Buchanan (15) 34 Points 3rd – Alex Field (16) 33 Points 4th – Mike Gosden (16) 31 Points 5th – Ebrahim Al-Ansari (15) 30 NTP’S A3 – Alex Field A6 – Walter Baechli B3 – Steve Younger B8 – Mike Gosden LFP’S A9 – Graham Rice B9 – Glen Grbesa The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 086 150 3086.

Parish and Warberg Impressive Winners by Derek Brook

Pattavia Century – St The year is moving on and weather getting a bit cooler (sometimes) and the tropical golfers keep heading out to try their skill, or that failing, luck. The destination this day was Pattavia, and a full roster of 24 golfers signed up for the trek out to Pattavia. As usual the food at BJ's Lodge was excellent, and after everyone was satiated we loaded up the cars and headed out. The drive to Pattavia is about the longest on the rotation, and every time during the drive out we ask “Is it worth it?” and every time the answer is “Yes”. The course was in good shape overall, especially the fairways. It’s an interesting layout too. Greens would be described as “fair” and even though in need of improvement they were certainly playable. Such a good course with good grass

Winners Dick Warberg (L) and Brian Parish (R) is an invitation to score, and score people certainly did! Didn't make or break your handicap? Well then sit down and listen to other names, and applaud on cue. A-Flight (0-18): Posting the best points score of the day was Brian Parish (c/h 16) with a stellar 42 points! Way to go, Brian! Visitor Guy Stewart (17) came next on count-back with 41 points, over the returning Max Scott

(7). Welcome back, Max! B-Flight (19+): Dick Warberg (21) continued his fine form with 37 points, followed by Daryl Evans (26) on count-back over Don Carmody (30) with 36 points. Good job everyone. Near pins: Tom Herrington, John Pierrel, Mike Johns and Bob Watson Long Putt: Brian Parish

Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees It is all very somber here in Pattaya as we mourn the death of the King. Players are requested to dress respectfully and keep noise to a minimum. We are allowed to serve alcohol but no loud music is permitted. This will last until mid-November, but these are sad days for our Thai friends and indeed we farang who are saddened to see such sorrow on their faces. Today, we saw a three way tie on the podium and all were on the 35 point mark. Correy, Chuck and Adrian were the best of the field to share the win here today. The Caddy Smile near pin went to out buddy Peter Thomas. Results: T -1st – Corey Cusatis (23) 35 points T -1st – Chuck Taylor (27) 35 points T -1st – Adrian Dembinski (25) 35 points Bangpra– Stableford – YellowTees It was a small turnout today for the difficult Bangpra, but the lads had a good day out finding cooler weather under overcast skies. It is very unusual to find only one golfer break 30 points, but it was Max Scott who did just that. Max is back, and today his winning score eclipsed the field by a whopping 8 points! Results: 1st – Max Scott (6) 36 points 2nd– Greg Nicholson (9) 28 points Khao Kheow – Stableford – White Tees These are the days we look forward to all summer, Buddhist Lent signals the end of the rainy season. We have cooler days now and although it sounds silly to those up north, we see about 30 minutes less daylight in late October.

by Steve Ellison

The ever popular Khao Kheow, one of Pattaya’s best! Khao Kheow was pretty spectacular today and the term “millionaire’s golf ” was perfectly appropriate. The course was in superb condition. Our mate Terry Pettitt is back in town from England and shoots a 35 right off the plane. Capt. Phil even got into the act with 37 points as well as the Caddy Smile near pin. I think he likes those because they don’t affect your handicap. The story of the week was the return of Max Scott, and his win today makes it two in a row for the seven handicapper. Now that’s the way to make an impressive return! Results: 1st – Max Scott (7) 41 points 2nd– Phil Smedley (15) 37 points 3rd – Terry Pettitt (12) 35 points 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 07:00-22:30 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.

High scores the order of the day by Jeff Wylie

Phoenix Gold The day started off a little overcast, as a prelude to the October PAGS tournament last month at Lakes and Ocean 9s. Round about 11 am, the weather started to take a turn for the worse, with some rain and electrical activity. The field of 118 which included 12 ladies, continued with some minimal disruptions, with the scores belying any negative impact from course or weather conditions. As with most months, there is generally a standout performer or two on the day. This month it was hard to split low gross and A flight winner, Chris Kerr (4) with his spectacular 69 gross and 43 points, or Jerry Langer (32) the winner in C flight with his outstanding best points score of the day 45 points. I will let readers make up their own mind on what they consider the better performance of the day. Brian Libby scored a hole in one on #7, so a big thanks to Dez Chalice from Door to Door Food Delivery for his sponsorship of the Ace prize. As mentioned, A flight (0 – 14) went to Chris Kerr (4) who was a clear winner with his excellent 43 points, getting the better of current order of merit leader Tom Thompson with yet another high score of 41 points off his 14 handicap, while Jack Grinvold (5) was several points behind on 36 points. Petter Hellstrom (17) got the top spot in B flight (15 – 20) with another good score of 40 points, while Steffan Lyrestram (16) got 2nd with 39 points and Kale Karlberg (15) made the B flight an all Swedish affair after he signed for 38 points. I noted previously it was Jerry Langer (32) leading the way in C flight (21) with his day’s best

Chris Kerr, Low Gross and A flight winner

45 points, while a countback was needed to separate Peo Lindmark (26) and Kim Truscott (21). Peo getting the nod 18/17 after both signed for 36 points. In the Ladies division it was Wancharee (19) topping the field with 40 points, while Lili Kuratli (25) got the silver spot with 39 points after edging Sombath Inrod 19/17 on countback. Last month there was a bevy of multiple technical prize winners who deserve special mention, some featuring in flight results, some not. At the top of the list is Chris Kerr, along with Jack Grinvold, who both placed in A flight. Ronnie Ratte, Steve Truelove and Maryka Starink also got at least two technicals. As always, the Sportsman and Lion Pub crews did a fantastic job of keeping all the golfers and their guests gastronomically satisfied. We will all look forward to another successful tournament at this month’s event at Phoenix Gold on November 29. Contact Shane on 0859459689 to ensure your preferred tee time.


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You & Your Pets

Prepare now for flea season People in Pattaya who share their homes with pets can expect mounting flea infestations as we enter the “cool” season. You also can expect to see your cats and dogs itch more, and they will be especially miserable if they happen to be allergic to fleas. How do you know if your pet is allergic to the tiny pests? Look for itchy spots, red bumps, or hair loss on the back half of his or her body, especially around the base of the tail, the inner thigh, groin, and stomach.

However, an accurate diagnosis may have to be provided by a veterinarian, who also can advise you on the best preventive medications and the safest way to use them. In the meantime, if your pet goes outdoors, keep the yard clear of piles of leaves, which tend to attract fleas. Same for tall grass and trees— so mow regularly and keep branches trimmed. Even if your dog or cat stays indoors, fleas have ways of making it

into your home and onto your pets, even with preventions in place. So clean out sleeping areas, especially pillows, and remove food and water bowls before nighttime, if possible. If your pet is allergic to fleas, you’ll probably notice her gnawing at irritated areas. Look out for constant licking, chewing and rubbing of specific areas, which makes the condition worse because it leads to hair loss, raw skin, scabs, and infections. Your dog or cat will not only feel bad, look horrible, and often develop a severe staph infection, but if the affected area is widespread and deep, it could result in death. Pets can be given under-thetongue drops as well as shots for their allergies. But if fleas are the main problem, flea shots and other control products can be given orally, applied to the skin, or worn as flea collars. There are many products on the market, with new ones coming out all the time. Most of them work well. But the easiest and best way to solve the problem is to get rid of the bugs.

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

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. Quit smoking for your pet

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.

Secondhand smoke increases the risk of at least two fatal cancers in cats: lymphoma and oral carcinoma. Housecats get a double dose of toxins by breathing cigarette smoke in the air and by licking the residue off their fur when grooming. Dogs with long noses may develop cancerous nasal tumors from living with a smoker -- and short-nosed breeds are more prone to lung cancer. Do your pets and yourself a favor: Quit smoking.

Cat Corner Tip Going to the Dogs...

Cats smell with their mouths

How Dogs Are Better Than Men A cockroach can live nine days without its head. It dies only because it cannot eat. Starfish have no brains.

1. Dogs do not have problems expressing affection in public. 2. Dogs miss you when you're gone. 3. Dogs feel guilty when they've done something wrong. 4. Dogs admit when they're jealous. 5. Dogs are very direct about wanting to go out. 6. Dogs do not play games with you -except fetch (and they never laugh at how you throw). 7. Dogs can be trained. 8. Dogs are easy to buy for. 9. Fleas are the worst social disease you can get from dogs. 10. Dogs understand what "no" means. 11. Dogs mean it when they kiss you.

Cats have a small scent gland in the roof of the mouth called the vomeronasal organ. For a really good whiff of something like urine or another cat's private parts, they'll open their mouths wide to draw the odor to this scent organ. This fierce-looking behavior is called the Flehmen reaction, and it's often seen in males who are checking out a female cat in heat.


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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: The preservation and protection of the environment and the wise use of natural resources. First letter: C Answer: __________ 2. Definition: A molded replica made by a process whereby plaster, wax, clay, or metal is poured in liquid form into a mold. When the material has hardened the mold is removed, leaving a replica of the original from which the mold was taken. First letter: C Answer: __________

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1. Mahatma ___ 2. Questions 3. Resident (suffix) 4. Conditions, as of sale 5. Grassland 6. Keen 7. Factory 8. Besides 9. Police emblem 11. 60 minutes 15. French islands 17. At one time 19. “Inspector ___” (1999 film) 21. Picks a politician 22. Speak wildly 23. Sites for facials 25. Pines, e.g. 27. Candied potatoes 28. Lecher’s look 29. 1916 Lopez hit 30. Reclined 33. Twenty one, Roman style

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1. Manner of walking 5. Jerry Herman musical 9. Take long stitches 10. Demon’s delight 11. Yearn (for) 12. Is ill 13. Track info 14. The ___ East 16. Sound of disgust 17. Norway’s capital 18. Rule 20. Water pitchers 24. Behaves 26. Track unit 27. “Wild blue” locale 30. Actress Olin 31. In eager desire 32. Demands authoritatively 34. Parisian female (abbr.) 35. Departures 36. County capital 37. Wrongdoings

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3. Definition: A graphical representation of data. First letter: C Answer: __________ 4. Definition: When a person or thing is not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself. First letter: I Answer: __________ 5. Definition: Opposite of complex; straightforward. First letter: S Answer: __________

Answers: 1. Conservation; 2. Cast; 3. Chart; 4. Independent; 5. Simple.

Hidden Words Puzzle

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Find 6 words hidden in the picture above.

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