Volume 16, Issue 05
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Pattaya expats in shock T
he 1,000 or so American expats and long-stayers on the Eastern Seaboard are speechless after the unexpected win by Donald Trump as the next US president. Victory parties which had been organized in Bangkok and Pattaya were cancelled after it became clear that the greatest upset in American electoral history had occurred. “Nearly all American expats in Thailand are anti-Trump,” said computer engineer Jerry Saunders, “and it just never crossed anyone’s mind that Hillary Clinton could lose the race to the White House.” Trump’s spectacular success came in spite of all electoral opinion polls over months which showed him trailing the Democratic
party candidate. There was a near consensus in the American mainstream media and Washington and Wall Street elite that Trump’s hugely controversial sexist and racist behaviour, his poor performance in formal debates with Clinton and even his failure to obtain the full support of the luminaries of the Republican party would doom him in the election of November 8. It was not even clear what his actual policy was on some important issues. Thus he sometimes walked-back on his aim to expel all illegal immigrants from America and never successfully explained how he would force Mexico to pay for a much-publicized antiimmigrant wall separating the two countries.
Yet Trump, a real estate developer without any direct political experience, had his own recipe for success. He appealed in particular to the white under-class in America, the millions who found themselves unemployed or on paltry salaries, facts which Trump argued were due to globalization and the outsourcing of American jobs to such countries as China. He promised to restore their jobs and to improve the lives of the “forgotten millions” who had been betrayed by the Washington
globalists led by president Obama. The fact that many jobs had disappeared, and would continue to do so, because of automation and the microchip rather than through globalization was rarely mentioned, even by Trump’s opponents. He was also helped by the fact that polling in advanced democratic societies has become much more difficult. Very many people these days use unregistered mobile phones of one sort or another and are well-nigh impossible Continued on page 4
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News Road checkpoint New customer turns up stolen robs bar owner motorbike
Iranian assaulted Nattapol Khachalak, 21, was apprehended on a stolen motorbike at a police checkpoint on Sukhumvit Road. Police determined that the license plate was fake and later found out that the motorcycle was reported lost. The suspect denied the allegation of theft, explaining that he had bought the bike from a friend. Nattapol was arrested and the bike was returned to the owner, Adinan Chainamaorm.
Drunk driver dead
Iranian Omid Labihijan, 27, was assaulted on Walking Street by Kiwi Philip Halaki, who denied the allegation when confront by police. The New Zealander said that he was talking to a group of ladyboys when suddenly Omid grabbed his ass. Halaki pushed the Iranian who then fell onto the pavement, injuring his face and ear. Labihijan was sent to Pattaya Memorial Hospital and Halaki was sent to the police station.
Police arrest 30 for drug and alcohol use
Some 30 people were arrested in a span of four hours at a check point at Central Pattaya Road and Third Road. Most tested positive for drug or alcohol substance.
A female bar patron successfully made off with a gold necklace and 15,000 baht from the till, and then drove off on the bar ownerâ€™s motorbike. The victim, Aorn Chaichana, told Pattaya police that an unidentified woman had been drinking at her beer bar for two consecutive days. On the second day, when the owner felt she had had too much to drink, she and a
friend stepped outside for some fresh air, leaving their new drinking companion alone in the bar. Subsequently, the customer offered to buy snacks at a nearby convenience store, and asked Aorn if she could borrow her motorbike to run the errand. After 30 minutes, Aorn became suspicious. Checking the cash register, she found that her necklace and cash were missing.
Armed bus driver busted
Rithdate Booliaphia, 21, was found on the road lifeless. The victimâ€™s friend, Watcharin Kongthong, 23, said that they came from a drinking session with friends in Jomtien and decided to convoy on their way home. When Watcharin lost sight of his trailing friend, he went back and found the younger man lying dead on the road.
Gang attacks driver, robs motorbike
A group of teenagers assaulted Aarachai Manem and tried to rob his motorcycle when he parked in Rompho market on Thepprasit Road. Aarachai was found lying on the ground with his face swollen and bleeding. During questioning, he said that five or six teenagers approached and asked for the motorbike key. When he refused, they hit him with a cement brick.
Stopped at a traffic checkpoint, a tourist bus driver was busted by police who uncovered drugs and arms in the manâ€™s possession. The 39-year-old bus driver, Suthep Boonyang, explained that kept his .38 mm gun for protection against other drivers, but he came up with no justification for carrying 1.4 grams of crystal meth.
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News Thailand resumes festive and entertainment activities
by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org
Thailand invites everyone to contribute to people’s archive in remembrance of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org
The Thai Government announced that when the first 30 days of the mourning period for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej have passed on November 14, 2016, restrictions on festive celebrations and entertainment venues will be lifted and television and radio broadcasts can return to normal programming. The government made the announcement to reassure visitors with plans to visit Thailand that all events and festivals will be going ahead as planned. It is also to let locals know that, while the mourning period is being respected, other areas of life will be returning to normal to avoid
disruption and to enable people to make a living. All entertainment venues, parties, festivals and radio and television broadcasts resumed on November 14, 2016. Arrangements for nationally celebrated events including the Loi Krathong festival held on November 14, Christmas celebrations and New Year countdowns, as well as the Chinese New Year celebrations will be going ahead as planned. Local fairs and festive events such as walking street markets, Red Cross fairs, entertainment activities – Likay folk performance, concert and contest,
and traditional ceremonies – Kathin robe offering, wedding party and Buddhist ordination ceremony – will be taking place as normal. Hotels will be able to hold celebrations and events, including meetings and seminars, and parties. In addition, sporting fixtures will go ahead as planned. Also clubs, bars and entertainment venues will be returning to their usual opening hours. However, as this is still a reverence time for the Thai people, overt celebrations of events may still be toned down slightly as a mark of respect, but this will have no effect on scheduling.
Thailand’s Ministry of Culture invites the local people and visitors to share photos and video clips to mark the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej to be included in a memorial book titled “The People’s Archives” and a documentary “Forever in Thai Hearts”. Photos can be uploaded to Facebook at Pic.Culture2559 or via the Line application. Anyone submitting images needs to include the date, time and location where the picture was taken, as well as the owner’s name and contact details. In addition, as a way of celebrating Thailand’s past and culture during this historical transition period, the Department of Fine Arts, Ministry of Culture invites all visitors to visit national museums and historical parks throughout Thailand with free
admission from now until January 31, 2017. There are a total of 42 national museums throughout the country including Bangkok’s National Museum and the Museum of the Royal Barges, Ayutthaya’s Chao Sam Phraya National Museum, Chiang Mai National Museum, Nakhon Ratchasima’s Phimai National Museum, Nakhon Si Thammarat National Museum, and Songkhla National Museum. Across the country, there are 10 historical parks, including in Sukhothai, Ayutthaya, Buri Ram’s Phanom Rung Historical Park, and Kanchanaburi’s Mueang Sing Historical Park. For more information about the People’s Archive project, contact the Ministry of Culture at Tel: 02 422 8729 or Hotline 1765.
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News Pattaya expats in shock Blood drive at Central Festival Continued from page 1
to track by pollsters, a problem which many experts believe also bedeviled the June 2016 British referendum, leading to the unexpected Brexit decision. Although Trump most certainly made grievous mistakes in his campaign, seeming to insult the parents of a US Muslim soldier killed in action overseas, and ridiculing women for their physical appearance, it seems that many voters - including many female voters -felt that choosing Hillary Clinton was the worse of two evils. She stood for a continuation of Obama’s economic policies which they felt had already brought ruin on them. She was also unpopular because of a scandal involving her use of a private e-mail server whilst secretary of state, a practice which was condemned by the FBI as extremely careless but not actually criminal. In other words, many voters may
well have held their noses as they entered a cross in the nation’s ballot booths. Yet the US presidential election will mean little to Thailand, according to business experts, if only because the new president’s domestic economic woes will be at the top of his agenda. A spokesman for the Thai commerce ministry, Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa, said “The US will continue to play its role maintaining trade relationships in the international market”. But he added that Trump’s protectionist positions on trade and his oft-stated hostility to existing global pacts might challenge the growth of Thai exports to America. Trump has stated he intends to cancel the Chinese-sponsored TransPacific Partnership, but this is not a problem for Thailand which has not yet joined the cartel. The United States is
currently Thailand’s thirdlargest trading partner after China and Japan. Trump has several times stated he would renegotiate overseas trade deals to add more impetus to his wish to restrict global free trade. The Trump win, akin to the UK’s surprise Brexit vote, is likely to lead to a short-term sell-off of US and Asian stocks and the Mexican peso. There is also likely to be currency volatility and both the baht and the pound may rise a cent or two against the dollar. However, currency experts say that Trump’s electoral success will not seriously dent the US dollar in the medium term. The US Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates next month, which will boost the dollar, whilst the euro and the pound continue to be mired by the Brexit vote and sluggish economic growth throughout the European Union.
Hospital for elderly remembers the King
The Thai Red Cross, in collaboration with CPN, conducted “Give a Life”--a blood donation event at the Asian Bazaar Zone in Central Festival Pattaya Beach. Donors were rewarded with black ribbons.
GSB rewards new deposits Some 500 patrons were awarded commemorative piggy banks for making deposits at Government Savings Bank in North Pattaya. The piggy banks commemorate HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 70th year on the throne. Bank Manager Waan Pitakkorn said all 500 items were distributed within 30 minutes.
Military invades Bali Hai Pier The management team of Pra Sangkaratyarnsangworn Hospital for the elderly remembers how HM the King ordered Monk
Somdej Prasangkarat to build an elderly hospital in Wat Yansangwararam area in order to look after the health of older people in the temple area.
Photisampan Pittiyakorn School
About 2,800 students and teachers formed the shape of the number “9” in honor of HM
King Bhumibol at Photisampan Pittiyakorn School in Banglamung.
On the heels of city officials ordering boat owners to remove vessels parked on land surrounding Bali Hai Pier last month, a military contingent made a foray into the area to ensure compliance. Led by Maj. Gen.Yuthachai Thienthong, commander of the 14th military circle, the troops checked on any holdouts, reminding speedboat owners that they were illegally parked and must permanently vacate the area. Sailors were instructed to park their boats in North and South Pattaya beach to maintain the cleanliness of the Bali Hai area.
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News Quicker trip to Hua Hin
Pattaya-Hua Hin Ferry Launches January First
Heart surgeons meet at Royal Cliff
The Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) welcomed heart surgeons from around the world at the 5th CDI
Heart International Symposium. The event, “Prepare for the Future,” attracted 29 specialists from 16 countries who shared their expertise. The two-day
symposium was led by Professors Taveesak Chotivatanapong, Song Wan and James Ye, along with program advisors Dr. Hisayoshi Suma and Dr. Patrick Perier.
Finnish consulate coming to Pattaya After years of talk and months of planning, Thailand’s Marine Department has scheduled a January 1, 2017 launch-date for ferry service between Pattaya and Hua Hin. Royal Passenger Liner Company will operate ferries carrying up to 150 passengers a day between the two resort cities, according to Sorasak Sansombat, the department’s
director-general. Larger capacity boats are expected to be introduced later. A i m ed a t g ener a ti ng tourism for the Eastern Seaboard as well as the western province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, the new service will cut travel time by more than half, with ferries cruising at about 27 knots during the voyage of more than 100 km.
Finland plans to open a consulate office in Pattaya, according to the Nordic nation’s embassy in Bangkok. Finish Ambassador H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven came to Pattaya City Hall where he met with the city’s legal advisor, Chalermwat Wimuktayon. The two initiated talks on the planned satellite office.
Onyx challenges Thai youths to create useful items from waste materials As part of its environmental and community commitment, Onyx Hospitality Group announced its collaboration with Scrap Lab of Kasetsart University, Faculty of Architecture,
and Tlejourn, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), to launch the “Arts for the Planet 2017” project, which aims to demonstrate the potential of upcycling and aims to foster creative and innovative thinking in tackling one of the country’s key environmental issues— waste. The Arts for the Planet project will be incorporated as part of the Scrap Lab course for a period of 14 weeks from January to May 2017. Registered students will have the opportunity to learn about the potential of usually overlooked waste materials, and will be offered guidance on how to transform such materials into practical products, particularly those used by hotels on a regular basis. The project also aims to showcase
how a partnership between the business and educational sectors could offer environmental, societal and economic benefits. During the course and the project, students will learn about overall environmental issues, including waste production and management, before going on to explore the design of ideas and processes, and then the development of products from waste materials under the supervision of renowned upcycling experts. These experts will include Thailand’s pioneer of ecological design, Associate Professor Dr. Singh Intrachooto, head of the Creative Centre for Eco-design, as well as the founder of KU’s Scrap Lab, and Dr. Nattapong Nithi-Uthai, founder of Tlejourn, which is best known for its eco-friendly footwear made from upcycling ocean debris.
Onyx Hospitality Group collaborates with its business partners, including Kiat Siam Leatherware, Hawaii Furniture and ERP, to provide funds to the students participating in the Arts for the Planet project to support product development processes. To help the students bridge their creativity with functionality and business opportunities, the three business partners will provide assistance and consultancy to the students as the students develop their designs and production processes. The committee will evaluate and select the best designed products. The winner, as well as the first and second runners up, will receive a scholarship from the Onyx Hospitality Group Foundation. Onyx Hospitality Group will consider using the products from the project at its properties.
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News Under Armour opens new The first-ever Property Report brand house in Pattaya Congress Thailand 2016 Under Armour (UA), a leader in the innovation of high-performance sportswear apparel, launches its first brand house in Pattaya following six successful store openings in prime locations in Bangkok in just over a year. UA’s expansion to the popular tourist destination of Pattaya, which offers ample opportunities to engage in a diverse range of sports, will enable residents and holidaymakers to benefit from the brand’s wide variety of innovative products designed to empower all kinds of athletes. Located on the second floor of Central Festival Pattaya Beach, the store offers a vast range of sporting apparel for both men and women. In the menswear section customers
can find a wide selection of products, including men’s training, base layers, combine training, running, golf and footwear, while the women’s range has training and running products, UA’s studio line, UA StudioLux® and the awardwinning Armour Bra powered by Under Armour.
The brand’s latest innovations can also be found in store, including CoolSwitch technology, which combines three active ingredients to keep the user’s body cool and performing at its best, and UA’s latest running shoe, the Bandit 2, which has been engineered with seamless heel technology to deliver zero distraction while running. Golfers can also get their hands on the Under Armour Golf Collection, featuring the brand’s Coldblack® technology, which protects the skin by reflecting infrared rays to keep athletes cool under the sun. For a limited period only, and to celebrate UA’s first brand house in Pattaya, the brand is offering an Under Armour Wristband on every purchase over 3,000 baht.
Asia’s real estate leaders, experts and top commentators in the Thai property market gathered recently for the inaugural Property Report Congress Thailand at Plaza Athenee Bangkok (a Royal Meridien hotel), which welcomed more than 140 speakers, delegates and media from around the region. Speakers included Suphin Mechuchep, managing director of JLL Thailand, who is photographed
with other senior industry figures after the morning session ended. Mechuchep will join around 30 of Southeast Asia’s real estate experts for the second Property Report Congress Singapore, a two-day conference to be held on November 23 to 24 at the Shangri-La Hotel. Visit http://www.asiapropertyawards.com/ Congress/congress_locations/singapore/ for more information.
Centra Maris Jomtien starts green initiative
Alcazar turns 35 Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien General Manager Chaiphun Thongsuthum (centre) and team started another initiative as part of its green hotel practices. The team is planting its own rosella at
the hotel’s garden, a primary ingredient in making homemade rosella drink, which the hotel serves to its valued guests as welcome drink and refreshment in the breakfast line.
New head of community
Sampan Petchtrakul, director of Alcazar Show Pattaya, led his team in offering food to nine monks from Nong Yai temple during the merit ceremony to celebrate their 35th anniversary. Also they made merit for Sophon Petchrakul, Sathan Pechrakul and company matriarch Pisa Panomwan, who died recently.
Vicharn Yordasampao was promoted to head of Huay Yai community, it was reported during the Banglamung civil worker and local administration monthly meeting, where certificates were awarded community members.
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News Phuket King’s Cup Regatta receives strong support to promote Phuket as the MICE hub of ASEAN Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Under Royal Patronage will organize its 30th anniversary this year in partnership with Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) for the second consecutive year. The partnership honors a significant milestone in the successful history of competitive sailing and sports tourism in Thailand.The strong support from Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau helps to grow the reputation of the Regatta and promote Phuket as the MICE hub of ASEAN, in line with Phuket’s policy to make the province a ‘World Sports Paradise.’ Through these efforts, Phuket will continue to bolster its strengths in attracting notable sporting events such as golf, tennis and beach volleyball. TCEB is a public organization that works toward establishing Thailand as Asia’s premier business events destination. The organization has recognized the potential of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta to align with its 5-Year Master Plan which aims to promote Phuket as a regional hub for corporate and organizational tourism. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai,
president of TCEB explains, “TCEB has a 5-year Master Plan that takes aim at the continued growth and development of creative and rewarding business events in
Thailand.The main goals have been to increase revenues and establish Thailand as Asia’s business events hub by the end of2016. The final event of our 2016 program is the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, which is a perfect example of the types of significant event we will use as a platform in the future – magnetic, international, and indicative of an exciting, showcasing the vibrant capableMICE Thailand.” Santi Kanchanabandhu of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee, said,“Of course we are extremely pleased
to have TCEB involved with the regatta for a second straight year. It shows that our event attracts notable international target markets and also helps to promote Phuket as the MICE city of the Andaman. The Regatta provides TCEB with an effective international medium connecting to over 1,500 sailors, VIPs and media guests from around the world, raising awareness among TCEB’s target groups. It is an aim of TCEB to establish and develop several MICE Cities around the country, and thusly to establish Thailand as a regional leader in the industry.” The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is Asia’s biggest and most popular regatta, and has recently been awarded the prestigious 2016 Asia Boating Awards – Best Asian Regatta. It is a one-week event held annually in Phuket which this year will be held off Kata Beach from 3-10 December, 2016, with Kata Beach Resort & Spahonoring the event as Principal Host Sponsor once again. The regatta was inaugurated in 1987 tohonourHM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and also continues to commemorate the Royal grace of HM the King who for decades encouraged
the promotion of sailing as a sport in Thailand. This year’s event serves to honor the memory of the King, his life and his countless achievements in the name of his beloved country. Phuket Island itself has the potential strengths to become a successful MICE City. As a charming island and a favorite tourist destination in the Andaman Sea, Phuket has a good transport infrastructure, superb hotels, and accommodation, meeting and conference venues that are world class. It is a destination that is able to address the specific needs of MICE travelers.
Sponsors of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta include Principal Host Sponsor Kata Group, and Strategic Partners: The Government Lottery Office (GLO), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Co-Sponsors: Central Pattana, PTT, Siam Winery & Montclair and Haadthip PCL. Media Partners includes Phuket Gazette, PGTV, Prestige, True 4 you, Madame Figaro, Luxury Society Asia, Yachtstyle, Sea Yachting, The Greater Phuket, The Guide Phuket, RL Magazine, One Coast, and Phuket Marine Guide.
Anantara’s King’s Cup Elephant Polo Scoops Award for Sports CSR Initiative of the Year in the Asia 2016 SPIA Awards The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament by Anantara Hotels & Resorts has received the Silver Award for Sports CSR Initiative of the Year in the Asia 2016 Sports Industry Awards at a glittering ceremony in Bangkok, attended by more than 300 sports professionals from across the region. Organised by Sport360° and MMC Sportz, in partnership with the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Sports Authority of Thailand, the SPIA Asia 2016 Awards received 208 entries from 17 countries for the 19 award categories. The awards applauded sports industry leaders that demonstrate a balance between business, community and environment. Since its inception in 2001, the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament has built a reputation as one of Thailand’s biggest, most famous and unique charity events. In 2016, 15 million baht was raised for various elephant charity projects, bringing the total raised to date to more than US$1,300,000 (46 million baht). The welfare of the elephants that participate in the Tournament is of paramount importance, with strict rules ensuring that the pachyderms are well cared for at all times. By imposing a “no micro-chip, no game” rule, Anantara guarantees that all participating elephants have been domestically bred and not captured from the wild or smuggled in from neighbouring countries. All proceeds from the event are donated to conservation and welfare projects that help all of Thailand’s elephants through The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, which supports inspirational projects such as the world’s first Thai Elephant Assisted Therapy Project, positive reinforcement elephant
training workshops, mahout community development initiatives, and wild elephant conservation. The 2017 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament will be held beside the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, next to Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort from March 8 to 12, 2017. Four days of captivating elephant polo matches will see 10 teams from all over the world, plus Miss Thailand. New Zealand All Black rugby players and professional polo player will battle it out for the coveted King’s Cup and raise even more money for Thailand’s domestic and wild elephant populations. For more information click on www. anantaraelephantpolo.com
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Our Community Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort supports coral reef restoration As part of the resort’s continuing mission to implement innovative, ecofriendly, environmentally sustainable initiatives, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is breathing new life into the severely diminished coral reef population in the waters surrounding Koh Phi Phi. In October, the resort held its regular ‘Save the Sea’ event, where guests and staff team up to clean the local environment and give the local flora and wildlife a helping hand to counter environmentally damaging practices which have a negative impact on the habitats of Thailand’s stunning marine life.
A particular focus was placed on an innovative new method to reinvigorate the coral reef population in the waters surrounding Phi Phi Island using ‘Coral Reef Nurseries’. A team of staff and guests took over 70 pieces of infantile staghorn coral, and planted them in specially designed nurseries, developed to provide the perfect foundation for coral growth. The aim is to leave the corals to grow for 10 months to one year and then replant them in the surviving reefs offshore where they then have a better chance to thrive and reproduce. The staff at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort already considers this initiative a
success as the coral specimens planted in previous months h a ve g row n f a s t e r t h a n expected and will soon be ready to be planted back into the natural reef. Scuba divers have already reported an increase in the types of fish known to frequent the local waters around Koh Phi Phi, including sightings of the Butterfly fish, Angel fish, Lion fish and many more. The Save the Sea green activity day also included a 1-km ocean ‘cleansweep’ starting from the beach at Phi Phi Island Village Island Beach Resort.
A large team, including volunteer guests and trained scuba diving staff, took to the ocean searching for any litter that was being swept into the local area. The volunteer guests took care of floating garbage while the professional divers removed any litter from the ocean floor. The staff at Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort take the monthly clean up events very seriously. They understand the need to ensure that other people’s litter does not wash up on Phi Phi’s beaches or harm the indigenous marine life.
Chocolate Cup Cake Day! by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona
Chocolate cup cakes of all shapes and sizes were created by students at Garden International School (GIS) and helped to raise money for charity. Head Girl and Prefect Shilpi celebrated Chocolate Cupcake Day by inviting students to bake something
special. The best cupcake won a prize after being judged by English teacher Miss Smith and Principal Mrs Hawtree. Remaining cakes were sold and 2,000 baht was raised for the Hand to Hand Foundation in Pattaya. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.
Hilton Pattaya’s Global Month of Service builds a playground for autistic children
Hilton Pattaya’s General Manager, Rudolf Troestler together with management team and hotel’s team members were recently welcomed by Lampong Thongsong, commander of Reconnoiter Battalion in the opening ceremony of pavilion and playground for autistic children at Hippotherapy Centre, Sattahip Naval Base. In June this year, Hilton
started the ‘Bunny for Charity’ project in order to bring the funds raised from the sale of bunnies to build the playground and learning centre for brain development for disadvantaged infants and young children at Hippotherapy Centre. Furthermore, they brought some toys and books donated by their guests and team members of Hilton Pattaya to
decorate the learning centre and also did some paintings for the playground and plant pots. The playground project is a part of Hilton Worldwide’s Global Month of Service, which is the practice of
charity among all Hilton hotels. To become part of their charity projects and keep yourself updated for any other activities, follow facebook. com/PattayaHilton or call 038 253 000.
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T55 New York Grill Room Centara Grand Mirage at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya Beach Resort Pattaya A grill room with great steaks inspired by New York’s Meatpacking District marks 7th anniversary
Inspired by New York's famed Meatpacking District, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya's T55 New York Grill Room brings the urban pulse of New York City to tropical Pattaya, with prime cuts of American-raised beef, an unrivalled wine list and industrial design accents. With a chic, post-modern design, T55 effortlessly recreates the Big Apple's hipster vibe without being pretentious. As homage to the Meatpacking District, aged prime cuts are laid out in glass chill boxes in the Butcher Room for guests to choose and have the chefs prepare. The menu delights even the most serious meat connoisseurs with an array of signature dishes including a succulent grain-fed Tomahawk steak weighing 1,100 grams and the Meatpacking Burger which boasts 250 grams of Charolais beef topped with crispy bacon, avocado, beetroot and homemade black truffle mayo. An extensive selection of salts and mustards bring out the rich flavours of the meat. The T55 Waldorf salad adds to the taste sensations on offer – a timeless American classic also originating from New York that's given the restaurant's own interpretation with sliced Gala apples, walnuts, shredded celery stalk and homemade mayonnaise. "The latest culinary trend of pairing a steak with cocktails comes to life at T55 New York Grill Room through an extensive cocktail list to pair with the succulent meat dishes," explains Asker Skaarup Bay, one of Thailand’s leading culinary figures and executive chef of Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya. "Our mixologist takes handcrafted cocktails to another level like our signature Bloody Lager – a twist on the classic Bloody Mary – with a blend of Tito's handmade vodka and the restaurant's own secret recipe." Diners can also complement their meal with a selection of fine wines from around the world, which are available from the cellar by the glass or by the bottle. To round off a fabulous feast, another signature offering that exemplifies T55 New York Grill Room's innovative approach and unaffected air is Cookies & Milk –
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Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, led management and staff on the hotel’s seventh anniversary in paying respects to the Royal Garuda, the four-faced Brahma image and the spirit house.
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Centra Maris Jomtien Amari Pattaya pay management team respect to HM King welcomes celebrities Bhumibol Adulyadej
eve n ts c a le n d a r SONG SATIT NAI DUANG JAI THAI NIRAN PHOTO EXHIBITION Date: now – 21 January 2017, 8:30 am – 8 pm Venue: Bangkok National Museum
Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Resident Manager Rattavadee Vachaviputt (second from the left) and team gave a warm welcome to celebrity couple Ple Paradee and Chuerchart Wongsawat (middle) during their stay at the hotel for family vacation and relaxation at the hotel’s Cense by Spa Cenvaree.
The management team and team members of Amari Pattaya, led by Chutima Konfai (right), director of Sales and Marketing, paid their respect and signed the condolence book for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Pattaya City Hall.
Royal Cliff honors employees
Activities: Thailand’s Ministry of Culture is staging a special photo exhibition to honour His Majesty King Bhumibhol Adulyadej. The Song Satit Nai Duang Jai Thai Niran (The King who stays forever in the heart of all Thai people) Photo Exhibition features 89 historic photos that were taken during the mourning period when Thai people across the nation came together to grieve for their beloved King who passed away on October 13, 2016. For more information: Ministry of Culture Hotline: 1765 Bangkok National Museum Tel: 02 224 1396 www.finearts.go.th/museumbangkok
OCEAN MARINA PATTAYA BOAT SHOW 2016 Date: 24-27 November 2016, Thursday-Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm Venue: Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Km157
At a special ceremony, Royal Cliff Hotels Group honored several employees for outstanding achievements, long service and excellent performance. Four staff members received the Long Service Award marking 20 years of service and contributions to the company; one employee received the Star Care of the Year 2016 award for work and service excellence. The Housekeeping and Engineering departments of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel and the Royal Wing Suites and Spa also were recognized for having achieved the highest scores in their Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI). Employees were presented with commemorative tokens and certificates by Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group.
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok management pays respect to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Activities: In honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej there will be a special sailing exhibition showcasing His Majesty’s sailing achievements and boat building skills, as well as historic photos of His Majesty sailing. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Enjoy the large display of yacht brands from around the world – meet the teams and learn more about the wonders of the marine lifestyle in Thailand. Also enjoy displays and exhibits from the best boat builders in Thailand, marine accessories, services and technologies, marine toys and gadgets, water sports as well as luxury cars, bikes, property, hotels and lifestyle products. Other activities at the show include free daily yacht cruises, paddle board and kayak trials, and spectacular jetpack fly board demonstrations, as well as open-air food and drink stalls. For more information: Tel: 090 909 7469 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com www.facebook.com/oceanmarinapattayaboatshow
TOP OF THE GULF REGATTA 2017 Date: 4-8 May 2017, Thursday-Monday Venue: Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Km157 Activities: The best sailors from throughout Asia and beyond will come together to celebrate the nautical lifestyle in this friendly waterside setting with high-octane racing in the day and chic parties on the lawn each evening.
Carlos Sanchez Vizan (6th right), resident manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, together with the hotel’s management team, paid respect and wrote messages of condolence in front of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s portrait at the hotel's lobby, following the great loss of His Majesty.
For more information: Regatta Call Center Tel: 090 909 7469 Email: email@example.com www.topofthegulfregatta.com
Vol. 04 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2016
Ra Rerng Fai Thai soap opera at Hilton Pattaya
Channel 3’s Thai soap opera “Ra Rerng Fai” filmed at Hilton Pattaya for its wedding party scene. Hilton Pattaya’s General Manager Rudolf Troestler (5th right) and Phatrarika Phatraprasit (5th left), director of Business Development, welcomed stars Bussakorn Wongpuapan (left), Theeradej Wongpuapan (center), Woranut Bhirombhakdi (4th from right) and crew on their visit.
Dusit Thani Pattaya Hotel stresses importance of energy conservation
Dusit Thani Pattaya organized a training on energy saving for the hotel staff to stress the importance of power conservation in cooperation with Hi-Class Energy Company Limited, Dusit International’s partner in energy conservation programs for the Thai hospitality brand’s resorts and hotels in Thailand. Atcharaporn Fongmala (right), manager of Learning and Development, facilitated the workshop attended by staff from various departments whose contribution to the event was seen as highly significant not only for the hotel’s objectives but also towards their knowledge on how to conserve energy in their respective homes.
Vol. 04 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2016
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya marks 7th anniversary >> from L1 Food offerings were presented to nine monks during this traditional ceremony. The invited monks from Nongyai Temple also blessed the hotel and wished its staff good luck on the coming years. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya held its grand opening on November 3, 2009, but the hotel started welcoming guests on July 27, 2009.
Cape Dara welcomes Miss Universe China 2016 finalists Cape Dara Resort Pattaya led by Pattamon Mekavarakul, vice president, together with management welcomed 16 finalists of Miss Universe China 2016. The contestants stayed in the resort and participated in activities including a talent show and barbeque dinner hosted by Cape Dara Resort. Special thanks to Miss Universe China Organization and Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Vol. 04 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2016
F&B Promotions A touch of whimsy for Thanksgiving Cupcakes
Savor Lotus Roots Dishes throughout November
at Vistas, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
at Drift and Flare, Hilton Pattaya
The Thanksgiving Cupcakes served all day at Vistas throughout November 2016 have been created to bring a smile to your face. Baked in the resort’s own bakery and fresh each day, the cakes have a whimsical turkey-face design as well as being light and very moreish, a treat to gobble up with a cup of fine tea or coffee. Served at any time from 9 am to 10 pm, the Thanksgiving Cupcakes are priced at only 80 baht ++ each. Vistas is sited just off the resort’s lobby.
Hilton Pattaya invites you to savor delicious lotus root dishes at Drift and Flare throughout this November only. Flare on level 15 offers Crispy Lotus Root Salad with Spicy Chill Sauce prepared from lotus roots, shrimp, fish and special chill sauce. The price is 400 baht nett and available daily from 6 to 10:30 pm. Drift on level 16 invites you to experience Lotus Root Salad with Smoked Duck and Sesame Dressing, a mixture of lotus roots, smoked duck breast, nuts, and Asian sesame dressing. The price is 450 baht nett and available daily from 11am to 11pm.
For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 981.
The True Taste of Thai
For more information or reservations, contact 038 253 000 or facebook.com/PattayaHilton or firstname.lastname@example.org.
at M Café Restaurant, Mercure Pattaya Hotel
Roast Sundays at Coast Beach Club & Bistro, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
All About Noodles at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel
Pop on down to Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel this November and December where the talented kitchen team has got oodles of delicious fresh noodles just waiting for you to try! The hotel’s executive chef and his crew have cooked up a batch of slurp-tastic noodle dishes for the “All About Noodles” promotion featuring stir-fried fresh rice flour noodles with minced chicken and egg, stir-fried fresh rice flour noodles in thick sauce, fried rice noodle with pork, chicken, beef or shrimp in Chinese brown sauce, and rice noodle soup with meat and vegetables. These noodles will provide a memorable taste sensation that you'll remember long afterward. Priced at 150 baht net per dish. Available in all outlets throughout November and December. For further information, contact 038 769 999 or email@example.com.
Zing Luxury Festive Hampers at Zing Bakery, Centara Grand at CentralWorld
Every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 10 pm, enjoy a sumptuous buffet featuring enticing local favorites freshly prepared just for you. Among the delights on offer are fragrantly spicy Tom Yum Goong with plump shrimps and richly satisfying Gaeng Kiew Wan plus many more traditional classics and a dessert corner, all at the irresistible price of only 330 baht nett per person. And with children under 5 dining free, 50 percent discount for children between 5 and 12 years old and Accor Plus members receiving 15 percent discount on food and drinks (except alcohol). The price is as delicious as the fare. Promotion period is every Thursday from November 10, 2016 to January 31, 2017. For further information or to reserve a table, call 038 425 050 or visit www.mercurepattaya.com.
Homemade Hoegaarden Rosee Ice Cream at Coco & Rum, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien
Enjoy roast favourites such as Provencal lamb leg, whole roasted gai yang style chicken, roasted suckling pig, Churrasco slow roasted specialties, all accompanied with fresh salads and heavenly treats. Enjoy a selection of three prices (899 baht ++ per person, 1,000 baht ++ free-flow soft drink and 1,500 baht ++ free-flow red and white house wine and draft beer) every Sunday from 12:30 to 4 pm (half price for children below 12 years old). Coast Beach Club and Bistro is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Call 038 714 981 for reservations.
El Almuerzo Weekday Lunch at UNO MAS, Centara Grand at CentralWorld
Hoegaarden Rosee, a favorite pink drink of the ladies, is turned into an ice cream and being served at Coco & Rum every day from 11 am to 11 pm. The homemade ice cream has tiny flakes of ice in the texture and quite a strong taste giving a hint of the Belgian-style beer up your nose. For more information, contact 038 103 333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dining with a View and Chef’s Special Dish
Make your lunch a memorable one at UNO MAS restaurant. Whether it is a business lunch with your colleagues, clients or partners, treat yourself to a Spanish lunch with incredible value and breathtaking views. Try the amazing two-course lunch deal for 799 baht ++ per person or three-course lunch deal for 999 baht ++ per person with options from the special lunch menu, or try Spanish Chef Joan’s Tapas Tour at 999 baht ++. Available Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok presents its highlight dish of the night, Crab Special. With the freshest main ingredient, crab claw, grinded and cooked with Thai herbs and garlic, mixed with panko crumbs, then fried, the golden-colored crab cake becomes irresistible. And the dish is more mouthwatering with the well-cooked seafood risotto. Available every day from 5 to 11 pm. For more information, call 02 625 1234 or email email@example.com.
To place an order, call 02 100 1234 ext 6485 or visit Zing Bakery located on the ground floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.
Italian farmhouse cheeses on the menu at Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
The only Halal and international buffet in Pattaya offers seafood buffet on ice, salad bar and selection of desserts. Harbour Restaurant is a Halal dining venue certified by The Central Islamic Committee of Thailand. Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining daily from 5 to 10 pm.
Farmhouse cheeses are on the menu throughout November 2016 at Acqua, the cosy Italian restaurant at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya.These cheeses are artisan-made with some using milk from a single herd of animals on the cheese-maker’s own farm. A splendid introduction is the farmhouse cheese platter, priced at 890 baht ++ and presenting a varied selection along with aged balsamic vinegar. Taleggio cheese, a soft, mild crusted cheese that originates from the valleys and steep gorges of Lombardy, is served melted along with a soft polenta, boiled cornmeal that also comes from northern Italy, together with crispy Italian dry-cured pork, for 790 baht ++. Fontina cheese comes from the Alpine valleys at Aosta, where the cows are moved to a high altitude for part of the year to feed on rich grasslands that help give their milk a distinctive flavour.This cheese is served with chicken breast and cooked ham, and is priced at only 490 baht ++. Acqua is open every day from 6 to 11 pm.
For more information, call 038 259 555.
For reservations, call 038 714 981.
For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.unomasbangkok.com.
at Chili Hip, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok
Tis the season of good will and giving and at Centara Grand at CentralWorld everything has been set in place to offer the most beautiful custom-made Christmas hampers. Each pamper hamper includes delicious nibbles and handmade collection goodies. Cakes of various flavours, fancy shaped cookies, biscuits of different sizes, premium grade wine, sparkling and spirits accompanied by mouthwatering chocolates and other Christmas treats. These hampers are available in three festive sizes, Santa’s Little Helper (small) 2,500 baht ++, Jack Frost (medium) 4,000 baht ++, Santa’s Bag of Cheer (Large) 6,200 baht ++. Orders can be made from December 1-25, 2016.
Inter Halal Buffet Dinner at Harbour Restaurant, A-ONE The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya
For food promotions please email press release at email@example.com
Vol. 04 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2016
Mick & Di The Food Lovers
EAST MEETS WEST AT
BENIHANA WINE TASTING For “Funtastic” Dining and Chilean Imbibing Japanese cuisine and Chilean wine would at first thought seem an unlikely marriage but that would be wrong, Chilean wine is big in Japan. Recently the Finance Ministry announced that it is now No.1 in terms of imports and volumes are growing rapidly. Benihana Pattaya is ever pushing the culinary envelope and just a few weeks ago held a wine tasting featuring Chilean wines from the Hugo Casanova estates which was arranged by Akkarapong Yuwaphan, marketing officer of Wine Dee Dee Pattaya. The history of this prestigious wine house dates back to the late 19th century when Eliseo Casanova, the first member of the Casanova family, arrived from Italy to continue the family’s tradition of producing wines of excellence. He purchased the estates of Batuco and Valle hermoso in Itata Valley where his dream began. Today the awardwinning wines have successfully orbited the globe. Benihana’s history dates back to the ’60s when the eldest son of a Japanese coffee shop owner had the innovative idea to combine Japanese food and entertainment. The first restaurant opened in New York in 1964 and Benihana and its famous “eatertainment” was born. Its reputation is based on their teppanyaki style of cooking; teppan means “steel grill” and yaki “grilled”. These two entrepreneurial enterprises combined recently to showcase their individual skills and products. The décor at Benihana Pattaya is pleasing; rich traditional Japanese colours juxtapose with contemporary decor to create an ambiance of ease and comfort. The main dining area is a huge circular table of teppanyaki grills and comfortable seating. Private rooms and alcoves are positioned around the restaurant
creating individual areas for exclusive parties and get-togethers. Benihana chefs receive 16 weeks of intensive training before the final accolade of a red kerchief to confirm their proficiency. The first pour of the evening was a glass of Hugo Casanova Linaje Sauvignon Blanc 2015. This
fresh, medium-bodied wine paired beautifully with the premium sushi and sashimi which awaited us on arrival. The chefs now arrived at individual teppanyaki grills and the show began. Tiger prawns and snow fish were to be prepared and served with a HC Reserva Chardonnay 2012 which, with its complex tastes of
fruits and toasted notes, resonated with the prawns and delicate fish for a delicious marriage of well balanced flavours. The huge prawns tossed, danced and flew off chef’s cleaver while a selection of vegetables (snow peas, courgettes, and onions) were now being flounced and fried on the grill before being served in a zingy dressing of sesame oil and soy. It was now the turn of the reds – a HC Reserva Merlot 2013 and a HC Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2014. Both an intense ruby-red but the Merlot displayed ripe, robust tannins which proved the perfect companion to the perfectly tossed lamb while the Cabernet Sauvignon with its expressive and elegant body married
ideally with the Australian sirloin that received chef’s unique treatment. The accompanying sauces were delicious: creamy, soft Japanese mustard, a fiery red hot chili paste, top quality soya and that nose grenade of mustards: wasabi. Dessert completed the evening served with the final pour of a HC Antano Reserva Rose 2016 with its floral aromas and fruity flavours escorted by bespoke crepes filled with fruits and conserves. Restauranteering is always a tough business but here at Benihana the nail has been firmly hit on the head. It resonates with what the paying customers want: quality, consistency and value for money with the added attraction of fun and interactive enjoyment watching a master chef perform his amazing culinary skills. Slicing, dicing, throwing and catching are all performed before your very eyes with such good humour and high spirits that we left with smiley faces and happy memories of another Benihana dining experience with added treat of Hugo Casanova wines. Benihana Pattaya 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya Second Road Open daily from 12 to 10 pm Tel: 038 412 120 ext 1395 www.benihanapattaya.com
Vol. 04 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2016
INGREDIENTS Tiramisu base 1 kg mascarpone 10 pcs egg yolk 450 grams sugar 300 grams water 1 kg cream 100 grams Marsala wine Coffee sauce 500 grams water 40 grams Nescafé powder 40 grams Marsala wine 100 grams sugar
Lady finger sponge 25 pcs egg white 625 grams sugar 25 pcs egg yolk 625 grams cake flour Hazelnut crumble 100 grams cake flour 25 grams corn flour 80 grams hazelnut powder 5 grams salt 160 grams brown sugar 130 grams unsalted butter
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Tiramisu base Prepare a pâté à bombe mixture. Dissolve the sugar in a medium saucepan with boiling water. When clear, bring to the boil and place a sugar thermometer in the pan. Meanwhile, whisk the yolks with an electric mixer until creamy. When the sugar syrup reaches 120°C, remove from the heat at once. Keep the mixer beaters running, drizzle the syrup onto the yolks and beat, on full speed, for 3-5 mins until you have a firm yellow foam. Remove and cool it down a bit, whisking occasionally. Stir in the mascarpone until completely blended. In a chilled bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold the whipped cream into the mascarpone mixture to lighten. Add Marsala wine and mix well. Chill the mixture until assembly.
Coffee sauce Bring water, Nescafé powder and sugar to a boil. Cool it down a bit and add Marsala wine. Keep chilled until assembly. Lady finger sponge Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Make a meringue with egg whites and sugar. Add egg yolks gradually while slowly whisking. Beat until soft peaks. Slowly fold in the flour until mixed. Try not to break the meringue. Use a piping bag with round nozzle. Pipe the mixture in long shapes on to the baking sheet. Dust some icing sugar on top and bake for 13 mins. Remove from the oven and cut into 8 cm fingers. Set aside. Hazelnut crumble Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Mix well butter, salt and brown sugar. Add in cake flour, corn flour and hazelnut powder and mix well.
Transfer to the baking sheet, spreading it in an even layer and bake for 20 mins. Cool completely, and then break the crumble into smaller pieces with a blender. Store in an airtight container at room temperature until assembly. Assembly Quickly dip each lady finger in the chilled coffee mixture and arrange to your liking. Do not soak the lady fingers or they will become too moist. Spread the mascarpone cream evenly with a spatula on top of the dipped lady fingers. Repeat with a second layer of dipped lady fingers and mascarpone cream. Sprinkle top with hazelnut crumble and dust with cocoa powder. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
This menu is available at Scalini and Dee Lite Restaurant from 12 to 10:30 pm. Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is located at 11 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Khlong Ton, Bangkok. Tel: 02 620 6666 www.sukhumvitbangkok.hilton.com
Jomtien Bead Road Corner of Soi 8
DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is located at 18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Khlong Ton, Bangkok. Tel: 02 649 6666 www.sukhumvitbangkok.doubletree.com
Tel : 038 756698, 091 0564911 www.jomtien-boathouse.com
Vol. 04 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2016
GOURMET GETAWAY MACAU: “Vegas of China” Pattaya’s International Airport (U-Tapao) flies to many destinations daily courtesy of Air Asia. We recently took the 12 noon flight to Macau. Best known as the “Vegas of China”, the Macau Special Administrative Region is indeed a mecca of glitz and gambling enclosing the highest branded hotels and five-star dining establishments. It was a Portuguese colony for more than 300 years and today the cultures juxtapose making for the most interesting mix of cultures and traditions. Chinese temples sit on streets paved with antique Portuguese tiles and although Cantonese fills the air on the streets you can lunch on caldo verde soup or bacalhau (cod) fritters and dine on delicious Macanese fare. Undoubtedly there is a gaudy side to Macau but just a short way from the centre you can dive down narrow backstreets reminiscent of days when the city was dubbed a sleepy enclave and discover some delightful Portuguese restaurants that will belie your true location.
Grilled Cod at Club Militar de Macau
The Macau peninsular holds the old city centre where colonial ruins sit next to fashionable boutiques. Further south are the conjoined islands of Taipa, Cotai and Coloane. Taipa has beautifully preserved Macanese architecture, Cotai is home to the new mega-casinos
Club Militar de Macau
Grilled Sardines at A Petisqueira
and Coloane is lined with quaint Portuguese streets, villages and pretty beaches. Clube Militar de Macau is set on Avenida da Praia Grande in Macau City. Built in 1870 for the benefit of the Portuguese military officers, this striking pink baroque building was renovated in 1995 when its restaurant was opened to the public; unfortunately, the splendid sitting room and bar are reserved for club members only. However, the atmospheric restaurant oozes with colonial charm and ambiance with its teak flooring, ceiling fans and Chinese art that adorns the walls plus the hustle and bustle of street life is abandoned as you step into the club’s stately interior. This is one of Macau’s inner sanctums and Mick and I had been looking forward to this for quite some time. Lunch times there is a good set menu for MOP
501 (B.2,000 approx) for two, but we were looking forward to tasting one of their salted and dried cod dishes especially the filet of codfish in a herbed crust with a puree of chickpeas and an emulsion of roasted tomatoes. The lamb roasted in Portuguese sauce accompanied by potatoes and fried garlic also comes highly recommended. The set lunch which includes a choice of main course plus soup and a buffet complete with appetizers, salad and desserts is good value. An extensive array of Portuguese wines completes the experience. A Petisqueira (The Larder) is another restaurant that so oozes with Portuguese sentiment it’s extraordinary; from the gingham tablecloths, the stag’s head mounted on the wall to the black and white tiles and the charismatic owner and waiting staff, it’s a fabulous place. Every table seemed to be sharing vast cataplana dishes brimming with a seafood paella and quaffing jugs of sangria or bottles of Portuguese wine. The atmosphere was febrile with activity and lively conversation. We found a table and ordered a bottle of Vinho Verde. This easy, inexpensive wine paired perfectly with the cod and sardine dishes to
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Club Militar de Macau 975 Avenida da Praia Grande, Macau Tel: (+853) 2871 4004 A Petisqueira 15C-D Rua de S. Joao, Vila de Taipa, Macau Tel: (+853) 2882 5354
Absolut Vodka triple sec sugar syrup lime juice fresh chili hot basil
fresh chilis hot basil leaves
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come. Incidentally Portuguese wine is not taxed in Macau which makes for some bargain bottles at startling prices. Homemade bread and creamy butter made a welcome appearance closely followed by our chosen starter of roasted sardines, cold octopus in tomato sauce and the speciality of the house, queijo fresca da casa (homemade cheese). Crunchy skinned sardines rubbed with grassy olive oil and perfectly seasoned were bold and delicious, the cheese delightful and the octopus luscious and tender. For our main course we just had to order the signature Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa (salted cod with potatoes, onions and salt casserole). Salting the cod and prodigious rinsing prior to cooking results in a cod of chewier texture, milder and almost sweet yet still with its fishy taste – it was delicious.
Pour Absolut Vodka into a shaker. Add triple sec and sweet and sour mixture (combined sugar syrup and lime juice). Slice the fresh chili, remove the seeds, then put in the shaker. Add hot basil leaves, ice, then shake vigorously before straining the cocktail into a Martini glass.
Garnish with fresh chilis and hot basil leaves threaded onto a stir stick.
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Mosaic Pool Bar & Cookie Bar, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok from 12 to 10:30 pm
top tables T55 New York Grill Room
Vol. 04 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2016 Executive Chef Asker Skaarup Bay
at Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya >> from L1
a chocolate chip cookie that's shaped into an edible cup with warm thick milk poured into it for the perfect sweet memento. Or try NYC Apple Cheesecake served with a choice of cinnamon or vanilla ice cream – a fusion of two classic desserts, New York cheesecake meets apple pie. T55 is a stylish, spacious and comfortable venue for dinner enhanced by floor to ceiling windows that frame the stunning natural surroundings. The restaurant's arresting design, enticing flavours and trailblazing culinary concepts bring together urban sophistication and tropical elegance to create a unique prime dining experience. The 262-room Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya opened December last year, delivering the first five-star hospitality experience on pristine Na Jomtien Beach. It is a statement in elite beachfront accommodation, gourmet cuisine and superb destination choices such as yachting and island exploration. T55 New York Grill Room Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya 55 Moo 2Sukhumvit Road, Km 156.5 Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi Tel: 033 078 888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.movenpick.com/pattaya
Tomahawk steak with selection of salts and mustards
DIY Steak Tartare with condiments
Mac n' Cheese Gruyere, Cheddar, Roquefort, fire-roasted tomatoes, crispy bacon
Spiced Blueberry Mule Beluga Noble Russian Vodka, fresh blueberries, lemon-ginger liqueur, pimento soda, lime
NYC Apple Cheesecake with cinnamon ice cream
fairness-fitness-finery Spa Promotions Technique Conquers All Vol. 04 No. 22 | Nov 16-30, 2016
Fragrance of magnolia leads Spa Secrets journey at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
The evocative scent of gentle magnolia extract is the keynote on the new Spa Secrets journey at Spa Cenvaree in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya from November to December 2016. The price of 2,999 baht ++ per person includes a gift set of Magnolia Bath and Shower Cream and Magnolia Body Moisturiser. Relax for a blissful two hours that begin with a foot cleansing ritual, followed by a 7 Miracle Grains exotic body scrub and then a 7 Miracle Grains botanical body mask and wrap. A mini facial and an oriental scalp massage follow, and then a fragrant marigold massage that eases away the pains from tired muscles, refreshes jaded skin, and puts suppleness back into your stressed body. End your journey in the Relaxation Lounge with a refreshing cup of chamomile tea and a traditional Thai dessert. Spa Cenvaree is located within its own spa village in the water park at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort and Spa. For reservations, contact 038 301 234 ext 4333, email email@example.com or visit www.spacenvaree.com.
Figgy Pudding Scrub – A festive skin care treat at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya If the festive season were to have a flavour, then Figgy Pudding would surely be it. Dating back to 16th century England, this viscous, rich and delicious treat is traditionally served after a round of Christmas carols, and it’s a surefire way of raising festive spirits. Taking inspiration from this annual tradition, Devarana Spa is offering a unique skin care treatment which combines fresh fig pulp with the aromatic and seasonal scents of vanilla, cinnamon and grapefruit. This unique festive fusion moisturizes, rejuvenates and tones the skin and is also loaded with anti-aging benefits. The heady aroma of fruit and spice that the scrub exudes is wonderfully calming and smells almost good enough to eat. Throughout December 2016, give your skin a festive treat with this special treatment available at all Devarana Spas in Thailand. Price is 2,000 baht net. Receive complimentary 30-minute scrub with a minimum two-hour booking. For more information, contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniquely Japanese Sake Kasu Spa Package at The Okura Spa, The Okura Prestige Bangkok Discover the healing benefits of antioxidant-rich sake and moisturizing benefit from natto at The Okura Spa. The relaxing Sake Kasu Spa Package includes a 30-minute exfoliating body scrub followed by a 90-minute Ta-ke relief massage. The 30-minute exfoliating body scrub uses a body scrub cream that’s full of benefits from sake and natto extract. Sake inhibits the production of melanin, reduces dark circles and makes the skin smooth. The moist extracts from natto beans will deeply moisturize the skin for a more youthful and firmer appearance. The Ta-ke relief massage uses balancing jojoba oil, lemon and lavender to aid blood circulation and reduce stress and fatigue. The 120-minute Sake Kasu Spa Package is available daily from 10 am to 10 pm from January 1 to March 31, 2017 and is priced at 4,200 baht ++ per person. The Okura Spa is located on the 25th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. For more information and reservations, call 02 687 9000 or email email@example.com.
The Most Essential of Healing Winter Essences at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok offers guests and visitors a brand-new range of healing and hydrating botanicallybased treatments, designed to hydrate skin that’s lost suppleness over the winter months. These moisturizing, pampering packages will cleanse, clear and restore skin, ensuring that clients feel and smell wonderfully refreshed – all for only 2,000 baht ++ per person. Options include Hydrated Skin and Relaxed Body and Mind, a 90-minute ritual in which smooth skin is created via a customized spa experience that will include the use of all-natural products. The package includes 30-minute pumpkin and gooseberry body scrub and 60-minute vanilla shea butter body massage. Or choose Replenishing Nutrients for Your Skin, in which pure honey will infuse the skin with lost moisture and help to keep it supple and smooth throughout the drying winter season. The package includes 45-minute honey sesame and almond scrub and 45-minute sea champagne (seaweed, sea salt, green tea and mud) body contour wrap. This offer is available from November through December 2016. For more information or reservations, contact Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4292 and 4567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Rory Coughlan
As for every martial art, Muay Thai has also had during its evolution the debate of strength vs technique. Practitioners who may not have the same talent as others on their side tend to focus on the physical preparation as a way to compensate for it. In present times and for future developments it is important to combine both aspects to become an effective practitioner. All Muay Thai Grandmasters express their knowledge and wisdom time and time again about the subject and agree it is all about technique. Training correct techniques involves training muscle memory. It is not a memory stored in your muscles, of course, but memories stored in your brain that are much like a cache of frequently enacted tasks for your muscles. It is a form of procedural memory that can help you progress positively at something through repetition combined with correct instruction and supervision, this method I apply to all my students. When you are practicing a particular technique the idea is that you will continue to improve given that you are being trained correctly. "Practice makes perfect" can be an accurate phrase because the more you do something the more you build up that procedural memory and your brain can quickly instruct your muscles to carry out the desired task.
The key to apply the correct technique is to focus on the quality of the quantity. When you practice, take it slow at first. Focus on learning the key aspects of the technique. Do not rush your training to learn the entire movement at once, break it down into parts and concentrate on learning one part at a time. Practice that section slowly until you have mastered it, then aim to combine the part that needs attention until you can apply them correctly and effectively to your full potentional. Always remember, Be patient. Be humble. Be mindful.
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A boiled egg is hard to beat If you’ve been avoiding eggs and their cholesterolladen yolks, here’s some bad news and some good news: The bad news is that you’ve been denying yourself based on questionable evidence. The good news is that you can eat eggs again. The civilized world has rebuffed eggs for nearly three decades, fearing that the cholesterol in eggs was translating to artery-clogging cholesterol in the blood. But when scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston looked at a population of 117,000 nurses who had been followed for eight to 14 years, they found no difference in heart disease risk between those who ate one egg a week and those who ate more than one egg a day. Another study reported in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that eggs tended to satisfy obese and overweight subjects more than a bagel breakfast with an equal calorie count. Consequently, it could be argued, eggs might even be a good diet food. Eggs have a high nutritional value, they are an excellent quality of protein, they are only 70 to 80 calories each, and they are not high in fat content. In a nutshell—or eggshell—what more could you ask for? The American Heart Association says that one egg a day is acceptable. But keep in mind the cholesterol in that egg when combined with cholesterol derived from other foods that you eat in the day. People with heart disease, diabetes, or a high level of LDL ('bad') cholesterol should probably choose a small or medium egg rather than larger ones; egg whites have no cholesterol. A large egg represents less than 4 percent of the daily calorie intake of a person eating 2,000 calories a day; it provides 10 percent of a person's daily recommended protein, and valuable iron, B vitamins, and minerals,
Say “No” to Ear Candles Putting anything inside your ear is a bad idea; putting a lit candle inside your ear is a worse idea. Many people subscribe to the notion that sticking a hollow cone soaked in beeswax or paraffin in their ears and lighting the other end is supposed to draw out wax. First of all, there’s no proof that it works. Secondly, it’s dangerous. People using ear candles have burned themselves, blocked their ear canals with candle wax, and punctured their eardrums. Never put anything larger than your thumb into your ear—not even cotton swabs; the human ear clears itself of earwax naturally. If you have severe wax build-up, see your doctor.
including the folate recommended for pregnant women. People who eat eggs have been shown to have better diets. It is speculated that this may be because they tend to eat breakfast, especially eggy ones. Eggs have both fat and protein, which tend to increase a sense of fullness. And to avoid potential contamination (such as salmonella), ensure that your eggs are cooked thoroughly. It's better not to have the yolk runny. Furthermore, eggs should be stored appropriately in the refrigerator (which most local retailers do not do) and promptly eaten after cooking. If you are extremely old or immuno-suppressed, be extra careful or just do not eat eggs. On the other hand, eggs are great for healthy older people in that they are high in protein and easy to chew. Eggs are easy to prepare in a variety of ways, they have a long refrigerator shelf life, they are relatively inexpensive, and they taste good.
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SO Sofitel Hua Hin
Secluded Luxury – ACCOR Style No Banana Boats, No Umbrella Vendors and No Harassment
Location & CheckIn SO Sofitel Hua Hin. The name says Hua Hin but the location is Cha-Am by the beach. Charming old laid-back Cha-Am town, Phetchaburi by John K. Lindgren province 25 minutes from Hua Hin, but without the new mega shopping malls, multiplex cinemas, swank condominiums, Starbucks and the weekend traffic jams. In Thailand there aren't many beaches left where you can decompress in the surf undisturbed, watch the horizon and walk the sandy beaches. Driving, arriving 173 km from Bangkok at the main Cha-Am intersection. Left turn continue direction the beach. After 100 meters at the Family Mart left again. After 5 km hit SO Sofitel Hua Hin sign. At the end of a small lane a circular driveway, the green lawn and a giant white rabbit statue with a clock, the timekeeper greeting us. Valet parking. Up the majestic off-white marble entrance stairway to the soaring al fresco lobby with a view of the vast pool. Swift check-in with sea breeze and chilled herbal welcome drinks. This is Thailand's “starchitect” Duangrit Bunnag's original bold structure featuring an interwoven maze of open courtyards and private pathways. Flat, grey concrete rectilinear minimalist architecture that blends with the natural surrounds. Plants, flowers and trees galore. Contemporary tranquility mixed with playful and stylish ambiance by French designer Donatien Carratier, the visionary behind SO Sofitel Hua Hin’s ‘Evolution of Life’ theme with wild animal sculptures around the reflecting pond and those rabbit statues throughout the resort. Expect surprises around every corner of the resort. The kids love it. Basics The resort boasts 71 SO guest rooms and six exclusive SO Pool Villas. Two distinct room styles:
SO Nature, a mix of simple natural elements and lavish French refinement; SO Arty, blending the sophistication of the past with chic, contemporary design. Two outstanding restaurants, one rooftop bar, two swimming pools, SoSPA and SoFIT fitness center, and meeting facilities. Room & Bathroom Our guest room, one of the SO Arty units, boasts 60 square meters of cool concrete, polished floors and tall ceiling. Shades of gray, punctuated by a museum size bright red ballerina painting and the chandelier. Comfortable easy chairs. Bed and pillows combine softness and support with cool crispy linen. In-room complimentary goodies like premium Illy coffee and tea selection and daily English and Thai newspapers. Free Wi-Fi for Facebook junkies. Bathroom, again concrete industrial chic décor. Size at least double that of standard five-star hotel bathroom. Large marble tub, double vanity wash basins, and a Dornbracht RainSky shower 4 meters high up, providing a real rain shower experience. Plus delicious smelling HIS & HERS SO amenities. Dining White Oven gourmet restaurant at the edge of So Pool serves mouthwatering array of Asian and international cuisine including vegetarian, Halal and de-light menus in a casual but unique setting with amazing clamshell chandeliers, paintings up in the ceiling, tasteful bric-a-brac and SO comfortable chairs. But, as the sun sets over the Gulf of Thailand, we head for Beach Society. Gastronomy by the sea and a succulent seafood BBQ with creative snacks washed down with a glass of chilled, dry Aussie sauvignon blanc house wine. In the speakers chill-out lounge music tracks by DJ Junior. Next day. Breakfast. In French Petit Dejeuner. No, this is not “petit” or small it's lavish. An astonishing wide selection of western and Asian options including Phetchaburi local specialities and an array of ovenbaked bread; flaky butter croissants,
SO Comfy Room in SO Arty Style
fiber loaded rye rolls and savory creamy pastry. Or healthy fresh veggies and juices in green, red and yellow hues. I go for muesli and Egg Benedict washed down with premium cappuccino and double espressos (no sugar!). At the corner juice bar: smoothies and coconut ice cream. Also shots of anti-aging, detox and energy concoctions. Antiaging for me, four shots! The guests dressed in casual smart outfits; the millennials, young couples with children, hipsters and some youngat-heart tourists all seem SO content with the breakfast buffet and the impeccable service. Petit Dejeuner Fantastique! SoSPA Resort sojourn and spa treatment is a must. SoSPA located next to the 'quiet' swimming pool. Khun Duangrat, wellbeing manager, and her team provides outstanding service. Ambiance of lemongrass scent in the air and the therapists, the masseuses are attentive “not too hard not too soft”. After my SO soothing and relaxing massage treatment I am laying down in a star glittering 'cave' while sipping warm herbal tea. The stress and workinduced low back pain and neck pain has completely vanished. I am taking a nap. Late lunch (dejeuner) now by the 'family' pool next to White Oven. Our degustation menu: Thai classic Larb Moo Thod (Spicy pork balls, fresh mint and spicy mayonnaise). Not too spicy, though. The sharing menu includes my favorite Thai Halal dish Massaman Gai (Spiced chicken curry, peanuts, onion, potato and coconut foam). Next Yum Pak Bung Thod (Tempura morning glory, shrimp,
ground pork, sour and spicy coconut sauce). Dessert a savory Young Coconut Cake with sesame and pandanus plus delicious coconut sauce. Chapeau! Australian-born Head Culinary Designer Angela Brown and her kitchen brigade. In the afternoon we meet the Argentinean General Manager Pablo Barruti and the Bangkok-based Swedish-Thai Cluster Director of Marketing and Communications Sebastian Solasachinda, part of the young and dynamic SO Sofitel Hua Hin team. This “dream team” provided us a chilled-out resort experience where nature, design, gastronomy and flawless service come together to create a luxurious, playful retreat. Far from the maddening crowd and
traffic congestions. An unforgettable escape! As we leave the resort I see the emblematic SO Sofitel rabbit in the rear mirror. “We have to come back,” I say to my wife. She nods with a smile. Accor, by the way is Europe’s largest hotel group, ranked fifth in the world and they recently bought FRHI Hotels & Resorts that manages “La Grande Dame” Raffles in Singapore and Fairmont and Swissotel hotels. Accor/Sofitel's slogan: "Life is Magnifique". SO Sofitel Hua Hin 115 Moo 7 Bangkao, Cha-Am, Phetchaburi Tel: 032 709 555 Email: email@example.com www.so-sofitel-huahin.com
Hotel Promotion Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya launches fun-packaged family getaways From now until the end of March 2017, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is offering unique packages for families that want to combine beachside fun with high-end relaxation. The family getaway experience begins with a complimentary cup of Mövenpick ice cream on check-in. On-site attractions include two lagoon pools with waterslides, inviting day beds right on the beach and a wide choice of dining options to suit all tastes and ages. While parents enjoy the indulgent Wave Spa or relax by the pool, the kids can enjoy a few hours of air-conditioned fun and learning at the Sea Star Kids Club where age-appropriate activities are offered for free under supervision to ensure the young ones have a good time in a secure environment. Activities include learning how to fold beautiful paper flowers, speaking a few first words in Thai or competing to become the Sea Star X-Box Champion. Mövenpick Family Getaway packages also include complimentary day tickets to the exciting Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park. Children under 12 eat free at Twist Restaurant and there's also a 10 percent discount for the whole family at all of the other food and beverage outlets in the resort. Mövenpick Family Getaway promotions are available for stays of two nights or more but are not valid on long weekends or during the periods from December 24, 2016 to January 5, 2017, and January 27 to February 4, 2017. Full payment is required at the time of booking and no refunds or changes in the rates are possible after confirmation of the booking. For more information, phone 033 078 888 or visit www.movenpick.com/pattaya.
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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Release Date November 17, 2016 Lead Actors Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler Director David Yates Writer J.K. Rowling Genre Adventure | Family | Fantasy
Release Date November 24, 2016 Lead Actors Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel Directors Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell Writers Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger Genre Animation | Adventure | Comedy
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
Hover Camera Passport Hover Camera Passport is the world’s first truly consumerfriendly self-flying camera that’s safe, portable, and easy-to-use on-the-go. Created by Zero Zero Robotics, Hover Camera uses proprietary Embedded Artificial Intelligence technology to autonomously capture personal or aerial 13MP photos and 4K video, while always keeping you at the center of the picture. This camera can track your face, follow your body and even circle around you or capture 360 degrees of panoramic video. Also, unlike drones, Hover Camera Passport’s enclosed carbon fiber form factor enables you to grab it mid-air to retrieve it. The foldable, self-flying personal photographer has a retail price of 599 US dollars and available at www.gethover.com.
BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100
The BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 anticipates motorcycling in the future. Glasses instead of a helmet, light clothing, full balance without a stand: just three of a great many aspects which could become standard in motorcycling and give that feeling of freedom a new dimension in an increasingly digitalised world. And the best thing about it: this vision vehicle is already here. Meant to embody the motorcycle of the far off future, the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 is about as technologically exotic as you'll see a concept bike get. Its black frame triangle is meant to reference the company's first bike, but is covered in matte black textile and is actually designed to flex, eliminating the normal joints of a traditional bike and adjusting the steering strength as needed. It's powered by a zero-emissions drive unit, can balance itself, includes a data visor that makes a normal dashboard unnecessary, and is so safe, it would make helmets entirely optional.
Foldio360 is a smart turntable that allows you to create stunning 360-degree images. All you need is the Foldio360, your smartphone or DSLR camera, and a light box. Foldio360 is designed for everyone, no matter if you are an amateur or professional photographer. Foldio360 is easy and simple to use, but creates high-quality 360-degree pictures. The Foldio360 uses Bluetooth and IR sensors to connect directly with your smartphone or DSLR camera. Open the Foldio360 app, setup your shot, and press start. The Foldio360 system will automatically rotate, take photos and combine them to create one final 360 image. It’s ridiculously simple, but incredibly awesome. Foldio360 sells at 139 US dollars at www.orangemonkie.com.
music / new release
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct – Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct is the upcoming 10th studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. It will be released as a double album on November 18, 2016 by the group's independent label Blackened Recordings. It will be Metallica's first studio album in eight years since Death Magnetic (2008), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in the band's career. It will also be the first studio album by the band not to feature songwriting contributions from Kirk Hammett since he joined the band in 1983. Disc One 1. Hardwired 2. Atlas, Rise! 3. Now That We're Dead 4. Moth into Flame 5. Dream No More 6. Halo on Fire Disc Two 1. Confusion 2. ManUNkind 3. Here Comes Revenge 4. Am I Savage? 5. Murder One 6. Spit Out the Bone
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AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa offers guests a refreshing change
AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa, formerly Marriott Pattaya, opened its doors on November 1, 2016 in one of Thailand’s popular beach resort destinations. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, on Pattaya Beach, the 298-key resort offers great sea views and a relaxed vibe for both business travellers and holidaymakers.
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Thai Luxury Pioneer Akaryn Hotel Group announces major expansion with launch of three new hotels in Thailand and Laos
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ver 5 million US dollars has been invested in refurbishing the resort, including guest rooms, meeting rooms, the Elephant Bar and Garden Cafe Restaurant, plus the resort has introduced PANTRY AT AVANI, an inviting zone where guests are able to eat, grab a quick bite or stock up their mini bars. AVANI Sea View and AVANI Garden View Rooms have been redesigned to offer an improved
use of space and a host of modern comforts. The design is contemporary and fresh and the neutral colour palette is subtle and stylish, creating a space that is restful and soothing. The newly refurbished Garden Cafe Restaurant offers a tranquil respite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The design style is organic, natural and uncluttered with warm textures and muted tones of plum, grey and shades of white. The varied buffet offers international fare and classic Thai dishes. Lunch and dinner favourites include the seabass with
masala sauce, pumpkin risotto and local tiger prawns. Sala Rim Nam, the resort’s openair Thai restaurant, is encircled by lotus ponds and tropical flora. Experience a Thai culinary journey surrounded by the sea breeze and the fragrance of Frangipani blossoms. Standout dishes include the Massaman chicken curry and
Choo Chee salmon. The tranquil AVANISPA offers a different approach to wellness, focusing on each guest’s individual needs rather than offering only standard treatments. The therapist conducts a consultation with the guest to accurately ascertain what treatment the guest really Continued on page 4/24
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Property Thailand Real Estate Performance Report 2016 Having worked with the Thailand Property Awards for many years, and having written for Property Report Asia, I was recently asked to compose an article titled “Property Report End of Year Round Up – Thailand.” Pattaya Today readers may be interested in some of my observations, to wit… How has the Thai real estate sector performed in 2016? Real estate overall has not gained much momentum this year, nor does the weak economy augur much support in the short term. Over the last two years, demand for low-end properties has declined nationally, while in Bangkok, investors and end-users continue to pursue high- and luxury-end properties. What were the plusses and minuses? Ba n g k o k’s c o n d o m i n i u m market was definitely in the plus category as new launches in the third quarter reached the highest levels in a year. The nation’s luxury real estate market continues to be a sound and secure investment. In the minus column I would include the meager 3.2 per cent year-on-year GDP growth in the first quarter of 2016; Thailand underperformed most of its ASEAN neighbors. Beyond which, our sluggish economy has reduced investor and consumer confidence levels. Do you foresee market changes in the immediate future? Even with the IMF forecasting that the Thai economy will only expand by 3 percent in 2016 and 3.2 percent in 2017, many developers are poised to launch new developments. However, I think the real estate market overall will err on the side of caution well into next year. This of course will not affect the Bangkok luxury property market which will continue its robust sales and take-up rates of up to 75 percent. What factors have contributed to the market performing as it has? High household debt is the
leading cause of today’s poor market performance. Thailand is Asia’s highest consumer debt nation, with household debt rising from 60 to 85 percent of national income over the past five years. As well the latest 2016 Q3 reports show credit card NPLs are the highest in 11 years. As well, agricultural products’ low prices have had a major impact on consumers’ purchasing power. The combination of declining farm incomes and higher debt are discouraging overall consumer confidence. How will the property market be affected by the King’s death and the altered political climate? Needless to say, the slow recovery in real estate is made even more challenging with the passing of Thailand’s beloved King. The mourning period by its very nature lends a somber and somewhat uncertain air to life in general, which affects all areas of business including the real estate sector. How are prices and rental yields? What kind of returns can an investor expect in the luxury end of the market? From 2015 into the first half of 2016, prices and rental yields in the resort areas of Phuket, Hua Hin, the Eastern Seaboard, etc. have been challenged by slow resales against mounting supplies of new construction. Together these factors have given way to competitive sales pricing and lower rental yields. Bangkok’s properties also have faced slow to inactive demand at the lower end of the market. But in the Bangkok luxury market, this has not been the case. Prices continue to climb, with starting prices of 300,000-plus baht per square meter selling well. Bangkok’s newest “Ultra Luxury” landmark (appropriately named ICON SIAM Mandarin Oriental Residence) are going for 350,000 baht psm; also doing very well. Topping that is another ultraluxury condominium project-Sansiri’s planned 98 Wireless; one of the city’s most expensive properties with units averaging 550,000 baht psm. Ba n g k o k’s re n t a l y i e l d s , averaging about 5 percent, are
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purported to be reasonably high according to most property pundits, but an investment in a well-located condominium can produce high yields in both capital gains and rental income. Bangkok’s CBD areas lowmid, mid- and high-end market categories over the past couple years have offered as much as 7 percent average rental yields, with special hot-spot enclaves such as the Thonglor area easily producing rental yields of 8 percent and higher with capital gains of 10 percent or more. Impressive returns when you consider both the world economic situation coupled with Thailand’s sluggish economy and real estate in general. What trends do you see in the market? Who is buying and what sort of inventory is coming online? In the resort areas of Phuket, Hua Hin, the Eastern Seaboard, etc., smaller condominium units and mid-ranged house pricing will continue with the exception of Hua Hin where you will also find healthy growth in luxury and ultra-luxury properties. In Bangkok, mid low to midlevel property investment will continue to follow the growth of the BTS and MRT rail lines, and the luxury and ultra-luxury condominium industr y will continue raising the bar as robust sales are seen persisting well into
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
the coming years. Buyer demographics remain largely Thais; domestic consumption accounts for up to 80 percent of property purchases in Bangkok alone. Among foreigners buying properties, the majority are cash buyers from Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Although Thailand’s real estate developers and brokers are well poised to sell to the Chinese, their marketing is still primarily focused on major western cities--seeking investment purchases. However, most in the industry point to strong momentum from Chinese buyers, who are expected to buy in even greater numbers in the coming years, perhaps to levels surpassing those Russians in the market just a few years ago. Can you offer any advice on how to invest smartly in Thailand? Across the board, even during a sluggish market, Thai real estate continues to be rated as one of the most reliable growth markets in the world. Property prices (including vacant land) have displayed continued growth year on year, across pretty much all sectors of the property market. Purchasing properties in good locations within Bangkok’s CBD district and close to the BTS and MRT lines is a sure bet for high rental yields and ROI, particularly in the Thonglor area.
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
Is there actually good value to be had in the market? Bangkok condominiums have posted between 5 and 12 percent annual growth in pricing every year since the world economic crisis of 2008, with no indications of slowing down. With their luxury properties in particular (above US$300,000, or around 10 million baht)-normally a ‘slow to move’ segment of the market--are attracting foreign investment dollars and have been growing rapidly since 2013. What should investors look for in the market -- any pitfalls, things to avoid etc.? Although there is huge potential, one must always consider that Thailand’s real estate sector is quite unregulated, or should we say that regulations are often not followed. Consequently, investors must do their homework (due diligence is mandatory) and make sure they really understand what they are purchasing and how secure the investment is. When investing in rental properties in particular, it can prove difficult to realize a profit even in some high activity CBD areas. Ensure you study the demographics of buildings and developments in which you are interested, as too much competition and/or too many restrictions may dampen your opportunity to maximize your return on investment.
having written regularly for leading newspapers and magazines (Bangkok Post, Thailand Property Report, Tropical Homes Magazine, Real Estate Magazine Thailand, Big Chilli Magazine, Tattler Magazine, Homes and Condos Magazine, etc.). The American-born entrepreneur is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his many accomplishments in promoting real estate on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard include having been a guest speaker with several of Thailand’s top political and business figures on CNBC’s Managing Asia. Premier Homes is Pattaya’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals. Visit their website at www.premierinternational.com. Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at email@example.com.
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AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa offers guests a refreshing change
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needs. Treatment options include Boost, Balance, Calm and Purify. Rejuvenating Boost treatments are the perfect antidote for those suffering from low energy and jet lag. Balance treatments ground the body, mind and mood and Calm treatments release muscle tension, relieve anxiety and recharge the mind. Purify treatments offer the perfect detox. Guests can also enjoy outdoor treatments in the air-conditioned spa pavilions by the pool. AVANIFIT focuses on lifestyle elements that promote a healthy body and healthy mind and the resort’s 2,000-square-metre Fitness
Club, with facilities comprising an aerobic studio, a full range of cardiovascular equipment, strength machines, free weights and two floodlit tennis courts, allow guests to keep up their fitness routines whilst on holiday or business. Daily exercise classes include Yoga, Pilates and Muay Thai. Set within the lush gardens is a 650-square-metre outdoor adult and children’s swimming pool with a hydrotherapy Jacuzzi plunge pool. Located in the heart of Pattaya and overlooking the beach, the resort is only minutes away from the city’s hotspots and is connected to Royal
Garden Plaza. This entertainment mall brings retail stores and family attractions and experiences together under one roof. The selection of restaurants includes world-renowned Benihana, where guests can enjoy ‘eatertainment’ around teppanyaki style dining. AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa 218/2-4 Moo 10, Beach Road, Pattaya Tel: 038 412 120 Email: email@example.com www.avanihotels.com www.minorhotels.com/en/avani/ pattaya
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Report reveals new age of flashpacking across Due Diligence on Thai Property Purchase Southeast Asia with 15,000 What is Due Diligence? new beds over the last year Due diligence is the research and by Magna Carta Law Office
analysis of a company, organization, or individual which is done in preparation for a business transaction or investment. A reasonable person takes extra precaution before entering into an agreement or a transaction with another party to prevent unnecessary harm; the procedure helps identify potential risks and liabilities. Due diligence serves to confirm all material facts and legal parameters in regard to a sale or acquisition by investigation and evaluation of a potential investment.
What is the importance of Due Diligence on Thai property purchase? Investing in real estate certainly involves a huge amount of money. We cannot deny the fact that there are some fraudulent dealers and developers taking advantage of naĂŻve investors who can easily be victimized in unscrupulous deals. Therefore, investors are advised to take extra precaution before finalizing any transactions. Due diligence is a useful tool for estimating the status of a prospective project and the developer. The failure to conduct the necessary safeguard in ensuring that the potential property to be purchased is what the seller claims or promised it to be usually results in severe consequences such as serious financial and legal distress on the part of the buyer. It must be remembered that almost always after the transfer has been completed, the seller will not be held responsible for any problems not discovered by the buyer. What are the important factors to consider in carrying out Due Diligence? s You need to be guaranteed that the seller is holding the said property
under a true title of ownership. Land descriptions contained in any title deed must match the records on file with the Land Department. It is necessary to establish whether or not the chanote or title deed has been correctly and legally issued. s You need to be aware of the burdens existing on the property. It is necessary to review the Register of Records stated at the back of the title document, which contains all encumbrances and liens currently levied upon the property. s You need to determine whether the seller is the one who holds title to the property and, therefore, has full legal rights to sell the property. s You need to be aware of any pending or potential legal action involving the property. s You need to make sure that the developer has all of the required permits and legal documents for a project that is not yet built. s You or your legal consultant may have some minor concerns with the sales contract, details that can be corrected before signing to purchase. s You need to be informed of the details and status of the developer. It is essential to know how long the developer has been developing
properties in Thailand and the amount of their registered share capital. s You must have a clear understanding of the rights and obligations of each party. This includes who pays which taxes and fees, when the deposit and balances gets paid, how long the project will take to completion, and what remedies there will be if the project is not completed on time. s It is recommended that you have a lawyer in Thailand to review the contract drafted by the seller to ensure it is prepared with proper terms and conditions that meet the standard terms as required by relevant laws and confirm that the contract does not contain terms of any hidden cost or drawbacks. Your lawyer will also negotiate and discuss with the seller on your behalf any changes until both parties mutually agree with the content of the final contract then set to meet for signing When is Due Diligence conducted? The need for thorough, detailed due diligence begins prior to the signing of a binding contract. The necessary title and background investigations provide the initial basis to confirm a safe purchase and ensure that both parties deal with each other fairly. How long does Due Diligence procedure take? Completion of a due diligence procedure varies with each situation. Due diligence is all about research; that is why a reasonable schedule should be allotted to ensure that all essential aspects are scrutinized. Your lawyer or consultant will evaluate and define the timeframes in which due diligence will be conducted.
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Southeast Asia's booming tourism trade has experienced a new twist with a rising segment of second generation upmarket hostels now attracting a wider demographic. With a market size of over 1,200 properties and nearly 52,000 beds, the new and improved product is turning the heads of traditional hotels. According to a report on Hotel Market Trends in Southeast Asia by leading hospitality consulting group C9 Hotelworks, there was an explosive
a number of creatively designed private rooms. "Ultimately the mix of accommodation and bed types in what are being term 'poshtels' attracts not only solo travelers and couples, but also taps the fast tracking friends and family group. Hostels are also set to take advantage of Asia's lowcost airline carrier trajectory in a significant way," added Barnett. Viewing C9's research, it soon becomes evident that a different
42 percent surge in new beds coming online in the 'flashpacker' category between 2015 and the third quarter of this year. Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam are now the top three players in the region, with Indonesia narrowing the margin with year-onyear growth of 73 percent. Speaking about this evolving new accommodation space, C9's Managing Director Bill Barnett said: "Hostels are unlike hotels as average rates are calculated on a per bed basis, compared to hotels which use a per room rate. Our research across Southeast Asia shows that if comparing the two accommodation models side by side, the average room rates in newer hostel properties are matching or exceeding those in the more established budget hotel tier." What has surprised many analysts is the growth in upscale hostel properties that now also offer
business model works in city and non-city locations. Although the market average is 4.1 beds per room, this number shoots up in urban locations like Singapore where the average is just over six beds per room. Land prices in urban locations remain a significant factor, although unlike the more inflexible institutional approach to branded budget hotels; hostels can easily adapt to retro-fits and re-purposed real estate, hence an increasing number of groups are now developing a critical mass of properties. Summing up the sector, Bill Barnett said: "In Europe chains such as Generator and Meininger have attracted institutional investment to spur expansion, and we are already seeing private equity players in Southeast Asia start to chase the trail of what is arguably the region's most exciting travel space."
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Business News Thai Luxury Pioneer Akaryn Hotel Group announces major expansion with launch of three new hotels in Thailand and Laos Right on cue for the high season in Thailand, Akaryn Hotel Group is building on the success of its much instagrammed and increasingly popular portfolio of hotels and resorts to offer guests three distinctive new hospitality experiences. The akyra Beach Club Phuket opens on December 1 and will welcome guests to a sophisticated new oceanside destination on spectacular Natai beach in PhangNga province, just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport. Situated on Thailand's sunset facing shore with inspirational Andaman seascape views, the resort is but a stroll along the beach from its well established elegant sister property, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, and complements the barefoot luxury offerings next door. The hip, chilledout experience is enhanced by a menu of top notch comfort cuisine and top shelf beverages, with live DJs, music and performances adding to the good vibrations. Though each resort is distinctive in its own right, Aleenta Phuket and akyra Beach Club Phuket combine to offer guests an unrivalled leisure and dining destination while also retaining the charm of a secluded beachside enclave. The location feels a world away from the welltrodden beaches of Phuket and sits comfortably between multi-million dollar private homes and local fishing communities. Custom designed to lift the spirit and calm the soul, The akyra Beach Club Phuket boasts 59 luxurious rooms and stylish stand-alone villas with generous living spaces, branded amenities and a profusion highend inclusions. Leading edge resort facilities include a beach spa and fully equipped gym and the resort's integrated beach club offers guests a choice of refined waterfront dining options as they recline in cushioned cabanas or laze on luxury loungers surrounding an enticing beachfront pool. The venue also hosts exceptional daytime and evening events, romantic weddings, regular
theme parties and a sensational Sunday Brunch that's set to set a new benchmark for foodies, mates escaping to paradise and beach believers. Meanwhile in the city, akyra Thonglor Bangkok launches in December 2016. The second urban property in the akyra brand offers a chic metropolitan retreat through a full refurbishment programme that will quietly start this month to transform the former hotel into a unique address in the heart of urban, edgy, contemporary Bangkok - the sought after Thonglor neighbourhood. akyra Thonglor Bangkok boasts spacious rooms and suites that provide a true sense of "living in the city", enhanced by a full lineup of top class facilities and services including a pool bar with sparkling city views, a plush executive lounge, a choice of bright, airy meeting and function spaces, an enticing restaurant and a fully equipped fitness centre that's open 24/7. The
hotel also offers seamless access to an inimitable collection of exclusive shops and boutiques, plus a choice of outstanding bars and restaurants that are unique to the area, much-coveted and must-try. Last but by no means least, Akaryn Hotel Group's first foray beyond Thai borders is also opening to host guests during the coming peak tourist season. Nestled in a gentle curve of the Mekong River in Vientiane. The President by Akaryn transports travellers into the heart of a timeless, gracious and often overlooked city. Formerly known as the 'Walled City of Sandalwood', Vientiane is as serene as its name suggests, where peace and quiet pervades, aromas of freshly- baked French bread and freshly-brewed coffee mingle with aromatic noodles, and echoes of the past whisper from colonial mansions on tree-lined avenues. Rather than refer to the property as the group's first hotel in Laos, the team at Akaryn prefer to describe it as Laos' first hotel. An aura of timeless style and elegance pervades each of the 32 guest rooms and suites with an individual butler to be called upon whenever guests need assistance. The President by Akaryn has also been selected by the United Nationsled Asia Geographical Indication (GI) programme as its main partner. In line with its sustainable approach to business growth and destination development, Akaryn Hotel Group will give back to local communities through sustainable sources of local income to promote sustainable living and tourism.
Coca and Mango Tree Restaurants expand rapidly with an impressive combination of exciting new brands and destinations
Coca and Mango Tree Restaurants Worldwide is building on the group's well established reputation as a leading global name in genuine Thai and Thaiinfluenced cuisine with a series of appealing new new outlets opening in locations across Asia. Coca and Mango Tree Restaurants Worldwide already operates franchised restaurants in many of the world's leading cities, including Tokyo, London, Hong Kong and Washington DC, as well as in its home base of Bangkok. The group recently added Nepal to its global destination list with the launch of Kathmandu's first branded Thai restaurant in August – Mango Chilli Café – which is already a hit with locals and international visitors in the Himalayan capital. The Coca Restaurant brand also expanded earlier this year with its fourth outlet in Ho Chi Minh City. This was followed by the launch of Coca Hua Hin, which opened in Thailand's newest lifestyle and shopping destination, Bluport Hua Hin Resort Mall, offering a fresh new design to represent its seaside location and a menu catering to a new generation of Coca customers. Fresh seafood specials at Coca
Hua Hin include a Cajun seafood bucket and fresh mud crab, the restaurant even serves imported live Maine lobsters. The new Coca concept also brings delicious additions to the menu with enticing all-day dim sum and breakfast choices. Hot on the heels of Coca Hua Hin comes the launch of a third new outlet just over the border in Myanmar, scheduled to open before Chinese New Year. Coca Yangon will be located inside the Yangon International Hotel with its own separate entrance. Elsewhere in Asia, new Mango Tree Restaurants will also be opening soon to offer lovers of Thai food the best of the Kingdom's flavours in locations beyond its borders. Following the success of the brand's flagship outlets in Causeway Bay and Kowloon, Hong Kong's first Mango Tree Café will open at the end of December to offer the city's foodies a selection of Thai classics, including yellow curry with beef, Pad Thai, green curry and grilled pork neck, as well as some innovative new culinary twists like Thai pizza, spaghetti with Thai basil and traditional Thai-style chicken cooked using a specially imported rotisserie from France.
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Business News All-star cast of Michelin rated Chefs Uno Mas restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld welcomes winter with a culinary tour of Spain as it highlights the talents of two one star Michelin Chefs. Eat, Drink, Think Spain, as you are transported to the land of flavours and traditions, as these two culinary artists tantalize your palate with their style of gastronomy, November 23 to 26. One Star Michelin Chef Roberto Terradillos originates from El Serbal restaurant in Santander. His seven-course dinner begins with tapas of both cod and suckling lamb, then progresses to Gillardeau oysters highlighted by Chef Roberto’s emulsion accented by spinach and herbs. Cured trout and sheep’s cheese are then paired with beetroots and citric. Foie gras is laced with licorice oranges and pine nuts. Fried Hake is delicately prepared and accompanied with leeks and French bean jus. Iberian “Peresa”charcoal fried, lastly lingering flavours of thyme winter pumpkin and dark chocolate, bring to a close the evenings journey. Priced at 3,900 baht ++ per person, available from 7 to 9:30 pm, November 23.
Accompanying the chefs menu is a wine pairing, featuring the premier wines of Spain, as each one has been painstakingly matched to highlight flavours, tones and individuality. The one of a kind sommelier’s selection is priced at 1,000 baht ++ per person. One Star Michelin Chef Toni Gonzalez originates from El Nuevo Molino restaurant in Santander. He presents a seven-course dinner beginning with tapas of fried
First in-depth MICE portal for Thailand Thailand’s first and only indepth, interactive online portal for the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry – meetinthailand. com – was launched by Image Asia Events. According to Grenville Fordham, IMAGE Asia’s founder and managing director, Phuket – the pilot geographical area – is up and running and work has started on phase two: Koh Samui, Krabi and Khao Lak, to round out the south of Thailand, before moving on to tackle Bangkok.
Founded in 1999, IMAGE Asia quickly established itself as a key player in the publishing sector of Phuket’s vibrant tourism industry. With several print and digital titles, the company also founded Thailand’s first international boat show as well as one of the country’s main yachting events. The still popular PIMEX and Phuket Raceweek were subsequently sold to focus on its core publishing business, particularly in the rapidly growing digital arena. The company’s new digital platform, meetinthailand.com, is an online channel that gives venues and
wines of Spain, as each one has been painstakingly matched to highlight flavours, tones and individuality. The one of a kind Sommelier’s selection is priced at 2,000 baht ++ per person. Uno Mas, Spanish for “one more” presents one more special gastronomic event to round off the culinary journey through Spain, as the feature of the day is a collaboration of One Star Michelin Chef Roberto Terradillos, One Star Michelin Chef Toni Gonzalez and Joan Tanya Dot, Uno Mas Chef, for a Saturday brunch featuring the talents of these three Spanish chefs. Priced at 1,290 baht ++ per person available from 11 am to 2:30 pm, November 26.
calamari from the Cantabrian Sea then progresses to oyster with fennel and apple juice and turkey as it all comes together in his version of a delicate dainty sandwich. Lobster medallions are accompanied with lobster butter and salmon roe, Cocido Lebaniego stew highlights and accented with crispy pancetta, following this king of the sea is a confit of black cod, oxtail braised in red wine, is the next stop on this culinary journey, and the last stop
for the evening rests at a creation of Spanish chestnuts, citric and chocolate. Priced at 3,900 baht ++ per person, available from 7 to 9:30 pm, November 24. Accompanying the chefs menu is a wine pairing, featuring the premier wines of Spain, as each one has been painstakingly matched to highlight flavours, tones and individuality. The one of a kind Sommelier’s selection is priced at 1,000 baht ++ per person. A joint celebration awaits Bangkok’s diverse culinary scene, as the next stop on our culinary journey through Spain stops to feature a unique Six Hands Dinner highlighting the talents of One Star Michelin Chef Roberto Terradillos, One Star Michelin Chef Toni Gonzalez and Joan Tanya Dot, Uno Mas Chef. In this edition of a Six Hands Dinner, Uno Mas Chef Joan Tanya Dot will be collaborating with two One Star Michelin Chefs from Santander’s Spain. This specially curated seven-course dinner is set to take guests on a gastronomic adventure, reflecting Spain’s diversity, and acceptance of her everchanging culinary scene. Priced at 4,250 baht ++ per person, available from 7 to 9:30 pm, November 25. Accompanying the chef's menu is a wine pairing, featuring the premier
suppliers in Thailand’s MICE and weddings industries an opportunity to showcase their offerings in a searchable, vibrant multimedia environment, which they can access and update in a secure back end environment. For buyers in these industries, meetinthailand.com affords a real opportunity to preselect venues and other components of an event based on real, hard information. The automated ‘Request For Proposal’ (RFP) feature, which sends a detailed enquiry direct to a list of preselected suppliers with a single click, is a real timesaver, while interactive checklists help ensure that no detail is forgotten in the event planning process. In addition to this ‘tool kit for buyers and suppliers’, the website
is a rich source of destination information as well as tips and tricks for a successful event in Thailand. Rounding out the site’s content,
the news pages are indisputably the most comprehensive aggregator of news relevant to anyone planning an event in Thailand.
specially curated by fashion experts to assure quality and to appeal to the country’s online fashionbuying market who are actively seeking out Korean brands. Martin Toft Sorensen, co-founder and coCEO of WearYouWant confirms that this latest fashion collection launch is part of an ongoing strategy to understand and meet their customers’ needs and a response to
the market in Korea too. This launch follows the Last Mile Fulfilment (LMF) Korea 2016 conference in September, which Sorensen attended. The event focused on the attraction of Thailand’s solid e-commerce market and higher purchasing power for Korean brands looking to grow within Southeast Asia and succeed outside Korea’s competitive markets. Also clearly highlighted was the importance of fashion distributors in assisting Korean brands to spread out within the region and the value that this can bring to outside markets. The WearYouWant launch aims to add value to Thailand’s blossoming ecommerce market where demand is strong and expectations high. Atria Style (www.atriastyle. com), a powerful South Korean platform that sells contemporary
fashion and beauty brands all over the world, has been working closely with WearYouWant to fuel cross-border fashion and beauty relations in Thailand to build strong commerce presence between these two key retail luxury markets.
Korean fashion struts authentic style to Thailand’s online shoppers WearYouWant adds premium Korean designer collection with stylish independent brands WearYouWant, Thailand's leading online fashion and beauty marketplace, is launching a premium, Korean fashion range in Thailand, designed and made in Korea, to satisfy the evergrowing love of Korean brands in the Kingdom. Developing a close relationship with online fashion house, Atria International Style, WearYouWant is sourcing authentic Korean brands, importing these for the Thai market from up-andcoming local Korean designers. Just as Korean pop music
has captured a huge fan base in Thailand, there is high demand for Korean fashion too. The new Korean range of cool and stylish women’s apparel, accessories, bags and shoes, is to be showcased on WearYouWant. The launch, planned for December 2016, is big news for Thailand’s online shoppers. It is also a sign of growing focus from Korea on Thailand’s rapidly developing e-commerce market; the fastest growing in Southeast Asia. The WearYouWant collection is unique in Thailand and has been
The Michelin Star Culinary Journey Package Santander Experience two nights get 20 percent discount Package Catanbria Experience three nights get a complimentary Champagne Brunch valued 3,555 baht ++ per person For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255 or e-mail: email@example.com
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PlayStation 4 for Sale. White color limited edition with 1 white controller and Destiny game. In excellent condition, only played a few times, like brand new, not a mark on it. Bought for 19,000 baht just under 2 years ago, will sell for 9,500 baht. SMS 080 572 5164. iPhone 6s Plus for Sale. Rose gold color, 64 GB. Excellent condition. SMS 080 572 5164. 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 High Quality China. Dinner set Royal Worcester, Tea Set Royal Worcester. Jug and basin – 084 866 1597
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Beautiful 5-Bedroom villa w/ pool in a very popular village in Jomtien 28,500,000 baht. 1,000 sqm land area, house is around 380sqm,with tropical garden, for more inquiries pls. contact Panida (Thai) 0839097822 or Edward(eng) 0814918406, or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org Luxurious 4-Bedroom house w/ pool near Mabprachanlake 16,500,000 baht. Includes 2 living rooms and a Europeanstyle kitchen, for inquiries please contact Panida (Thai) 0839097822 or Edward (eng) 0814918406, you can also e-mail us at email@example.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 Homes 2.99MB www.willowsbangsaray. com
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Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co.,
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Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6999)
Condos for Sale
(ptmcfs-ar0616) Condo’s for sale www.colossusproperties.com (ptmcfs-pty0816)Beachfront Condo at Bangsaray Condominium. 150 sqm. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Attach 300 meter beach condo. Most green surrounding lush landscape with many 100-year huge giant trees. Most romantic and privacy condo in Pattaya. Most beautiful design. Fully furnished, TV LCD 50”. Hot Sale only 6.9 mil. 081 335 8102 ask pictures pitipity@ hotmail.com (owner) 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 f o r Sa l e i n Ci t y G a rd e n Pattaya- 2 bedroom,2 bathroom 108.08 sq.m., thai ownership, B8,700,000; 2 bedroom,1 bathroom 67.71 sq.m., thai ownership, B5,500,000;1 bedroom,1bathroom 63.73 sq.m., thai ownership, B5,500,000; Studio,1 bathroom 45 sq.m., thai ownership, B4,000,000; 2 bedroom,1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.82 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 97.08 sq.m., thai ownership B8,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 78.35 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.75 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 75.88 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 81.06 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000; 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom 79.74 sq.m., thai ownership B6,000,000. Call 083 0009 6424 for more details
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Condos for Sale
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 Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 B a t h r o o m , 1 3 4 S q m Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1896)
Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3478) Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4979)
Condos for Rent
(ptmcfr-pty0816)Condo at WongAmat Beach for Rent. 48 sq.m. floor 27. Incredible view! Magnificent design. Fully furnished, TV LCD 50”, most beautiful 360 degree panorama view in North Pattaya. 19,500 baht/month. 081 335 8102 firstname.lastname@example.org (owner) 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 42,0002 2 7 , 5 0 0 Ba h t / Mo n t h , 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Ap a r t m e n t’ ! R e n t a l Pr i c e i s 2 5 , 0 0 0 Ba h t / Mo n t h , 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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
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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 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 appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD1010)
B e a c h f ro n t Ap a r t m e n t . . . . Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1866)
Land for Sale
(ptmlfs-ar0616) Land for Sale www.colossusproperties.com Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0325)
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Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: email@example.com 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 081-634-2915 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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 1.95 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0927) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0983)
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Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0987)
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 HIRING: MARKETING STAFF. We are looking for a person interested to join our team and be part of the most successful
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 **********
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16 - 30 November 2016
GUEST SPEAKERS HELP GIS STUDENTS by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona Students at Garden International School (GIS) had special PSHE lessons this term. Instead of weekly PSHE lessons, there was one ‘collapsed morning’ students in Years 7 to 9, where a series of topics were covered in detail. These included lots of group work, discussions, and a guest speaker from the Camillian Centre in Ban Chang, which cares for children and adults with HIV/AIDS. Other issues tackled included dealing with bullying and making friends. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) is a part of the curriculum at GIS. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.
Boys! Reading is not just for school by Matthew Coutts
40 japanese students from National Institute of Technology, Ishikawa College visit Thailand Assoc. Prof. Komson Maleesee, dean of the Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) together with Assoc. Prof. Jaruwat Charoensuk, head of Mechanical Engineering Department; welcomed Prof. Nobutaka Ineda and 40 Japanese students from National Institute of Technology, Ishikawa College (NITIC), on their visit to Thailand. Both KMITL and NITIC’s students joined academic activities on new technological study and research including planning for mutual activities continuously every year for better quality life and sustainable economy. After academic session, KMITL students prepared special menu of learning for their Japanese friends and let them enjoy DIY Somtam
cooking by themselves. It worked out deliciously and
healthily. Somtam became a favourite dish for everyone.
Teaching has provided me with many great memories over the years, although a fairly recent occasion sticks in my mind. A parent came to me one morning and shook me by the hand and thanked me, in his own words, “for getting my son reading”. The boy’s father went on to explain how his son had previously spent most of his time playing on the X-Box at home, but now had largely shunned it in favour of reading a series of books he was borrowing from the school library. Although it was obviously nice to receive the gratitude of a parent, I had to remind myself that it was the responsibility of every teacher to try and encourage those in their charge to read as often as possible. Yet it was invigorating to discover that this boy, quite a challenging student if the truth be told, had undergone quite a dramatic change in his outlook – he had discovered the pleasure of reading for one’s own enjoyment. The case of this student made me think back to my own schooldays. Now, I have always enjoyed reading since I was in primary school, but when I look back I was much the exception. Most of my friends spent their formative years’only reading under duress during school hours, and were very unlikely to ever pick up a book once they left the classroom. In contrast, I got great enjoyment from reading and spent much of my free time with my ‘head stuck in a book’. Now, I should like to apologise if this article is beginning to sound a little autobiographical but there is a serious issue here –that boys rarely care to read after the school day ends. Trying to get boys interested in reading is obviously not a new problem
for those tasked with educating children, but when you consider that probably only about 1 in every 4 boys reads outside of the classroom every day, it is definitely something that deserves our continued attention. It has been reported that in the UK many boys are falling behind in expected literacy levels compared to girls, with a gap of 11 percentage points at age 5 and continuing to hover around this figure right through secondary school. And we shouldn’t be complacent that this is merely a UK problem as a growing number of international studies suggest that girls consistently do better in reading than boys in all OECD countries. So what can we do to encourage boys to read more? Well there is no single solution to turning underachieving or unmotivated boys into avid readers although it sounds like common sense that in order to stimulate an interest in reading more access to contemporary
and attractive texts are vital. Consequently, what might have interested me when I was young may well have little relevance to a 10-year-old boy today, so it is vital we, as teachers (and parents), enquire about and flatter his interests; there is no greater motivation for a boy to develop his own reader identity than to want to find out about some particular topic or story that interests him. The added fact that various reports suggest that increased levels of literacy are reflected in a student’s command of grammar and composition skills makes this even more imperative to improve overall standards. Encouraging boys to read more is therefore a win-win situation, and subsequently, reading for pleasure should always be viewed as an essential component in a school’s teaching and learning strategy. Matthew Coutts is Year 3/2 teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.
16 - 30 November 2016
This & That Premature burial by your own brother Fall of the House of Usher is no gorefest
In 1960, low budget film maker Roger Corman lobbied the bigwigs at American International Pictures (AIP) to give him US$200,000 to fund a movie based on the famous short story by Edgar Allan Poe. There had been a rush of cheap horror pictures before by AIP, but this movie was to break new ground: it would be entirely in colour and there would be a big star to pull in the crowds. At first Samuel Arkoff of AIP refused to be drawn in. He demanded to know who would play the monster. Of course there is no monster – only the
sickly and demented Roderick Usher played by Vincent Price – but Arkoff finally agreed when Corman convinced him that the house itself was the monster in this picture. “Oh, I get it,” said Arkoff, “You mean the house goes around murdering people. Right.” Poe’s short story sets the scene very well in the introduction. “During the whole of the dull, dark and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract
of country, and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.” Bringing the short story to the screen was no easy matter. It had been done before as a silent film and it has been done several times since the Corman production. Poe wrote in the ornate literary style of the nineteenth century and there are only three main characters in the plot. There is very little action, except at the end when the house collapses in flames, so it’s no wonder that scriptwriter Richard Matheson had to make many revisions from the story to give the film a mass movie appeal. Vincent Price, no stranger to horror pics by the 1960s, plays the head of the Usher household of two, the other being his sister Madeline played by Myrna Fahey. They live in an old decaying mansion and Usher himself suffers from a morbid affliction of the senses. Thus he can hear the sound of rats scratching behind a stone door and can’t eat anything except the most pallid mash lest his taste buds explode. He can’t bear sunlight and has to cover his ears in agony whenever a door bolt is slid. The batty couple would no doubt have lived out their lonely existence until death do them part, but Madeline has a
suitor Philip Winthrop played by Mark Damon. How the two actually met and fell in love some time previously in Boston is not something we are told, but perhaps it doesn’t matter. Roderick can’t stand the idea of his sister Madeline getting married – undertones of incest here but understated on purpose – and tries to ban the suitor from the house by having chandeliers fall all around him and trying to scare him witless. But the ploy doesn’t work and the suitor remains defiant he wants the girl of his dreams. Eventually the brother is driven to bury his sister alive, whilst she is in a cataleptic trance, simply to prevent her marrying Philip. But she has the strength of ten people, an Usher trait, and manages to claw her way out of the coffin. In the finale, both brother and sister die in the fire which engulfs the mansion whilst Philip escapes by the skin of his teeth. The movie is no gorefest and the horror, such as it is, lies in the gruesome thought of being buried alive. This theme was done to death – excuse the pun – by Corman in several other movies of the 1960s, particularly in The Pit and the Pendulum and The Premature Burial. What saves The Fall of the
House of Usher is the brilliance of Vincent Price’s acting and his ability to make the audience believe every line. “Madeline and I are like figurines of fine glass, the merest touch and we are shattered.” Sam Arkoff’s investment of US$200,000, more money than he had ever gambled before, paid off handsomely and Corman went on to make
a further seven adaptations of Poe’s short stories for American International. The DVD edition is available from Amazon and has a useful director’s commentary in which Corman covers the film’s politics at the studio as well as the actual making. Just the thing for a Friday evening when there’s nothing much on the telly.
16 - 30 November 2016
This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope
by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com
How to date your husband: 7 things you can do to spice up your marriage (and keep the romance alive!)
You’ve stepped off the plane back from your honeymoon, cleaned up the gift wrapping, and stored the wedding photos; so you’re probably starting to feel that post wedding bliss dissipating in the breeze. Despite this feeling, take heart in the knowledge that you and your husband have just taken your first step in a lifelong romance.
getaway with tastes from some of the most romantic countries in the world; and all without leaving your dining room. The only limit is your imagination. 4. Have A Lazy Day In Sometimes the day should be allowed to set its own course without any plans or schedules. Lie in bed and read the daily paper, help each other with the crossword, or rent out your favorite movie. Take advantage of some nice weather by installing a hammock in your garden and just swing lazily together for an hour or two while you enjoy the sunshine. Don’t worry about cooking (unless you really enjoy that sort of thing), but get dinner delivered for a relaxing night in. 5. Visit Different Areas
Being married shouldn’t mean the slow agonizing death of romance. Check out these seven simple ideas you can use to revitalize the romance in your marriage. 1. Use The Element Of Surprise When two people spend a lot of time together they may eventually start to take each other for granted. Years of cohabitation means that you become all too familiar with each other’s mannerisms, habits, likes and dislikes. If you’ve noticed a bit of the mundane entering your relationship, then you should mix it up a little by using the element of surprise. Try doing something you’ve never done before. You could suddenly get up and sing karaoke at the bar you regularly visit, learn some new moves to surprise him with in the bedroom. Even something as simple as an impromptu slow dance on the walk home can do the trick. Anything you choose to do shouldn’t be completely out of your comfort zone, as you don’t want to appear awkward while you’re performing. It all needs to appear as natural and fluid as possible, or you might just end up embarrassing the both of you. 2. A Secret Romantic Interlude Make some arrangements for a clandestine meeting without alerting your husband. Just send him a note with information on where and when the meeting is to take place. A post-it-note on his lunch box, prominently displayed on the milk carton, or stuck on the steering wheel of his car will definitely pique his curiosity. The meeting doesn’t have to be a ritzy or glamorous affair. A romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant will do without stressing the budget. For something a little different try sending him on a scavenger hunt where you are the final prize. The venue is irrelevant as it’s the building of anticipation that makes this technique so successful. 3. Develop New Skills Surprise your husband with a virtual tour in wine tasting, with flavors from all over the world. Match that up with a gourmet style dinner you learned how to do in a specialty cooking class. You will have a romantic
We are creatures of habit so it is fairly easy to find ourselves visiting the same places over and over. Boredom can set in but trying something new can really build up some excitement in the relationship. Things and places to try could be a change of pub or restaurant. If you like movies why not try seeing a live stage show instead, visit the museum, or just try a walk through your national park with a nice picnic afterwards. Not only will you experience something out of the ordinary but these little activities also give you something different to talk about. 6. Pamper Your Partner Everyone loves a massage so why not enroll the both of you in a course on how to do them properly so you can both take turns treating each other to a professional massage before a nice warm bath or shower. Using scented oils while doing the massage by candlelight will really add to the romance. 7. Time Travel Back To Your First Date
Reminiscing about your first date together always brings a couple closer together. But actually re-enacting the first date can bring it to a whole new level. Try going back to the location of your first date and see how many memories you can stir up. Long buried memories always have a habit of resurfacing when couples do this, and because of this it can be an excellent activity for rejuvenating a relationship. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.
by Professor Blunt
Aquarius (Jan23-Feb22) Beware of mixed messages in the immediate future from people you know. For example if your intimate friend tells you in one email that you are adorable and in the next that you are a stinkpot, tend to believe the latter. But this is not a good time to change your partner as Pollux is in the ascendant and may give you a kick in an unexpected place. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22) If you are a married man do not agree to move to a high condo with a low balcony under any circumstances. The stars are united in their belief that your fall from grace is just around the corner. Be on your guard lest your wife disables the security video in your home and do not go swimming without a large weapon in your hands. Aries (Mar23-Apr22) The good news is that you will shortly be made an interesting business offer. The bad news is that it will likely be a partnership in a bar in one of Pattaya’s flesh pots. Until the Milky Way gets its act together, you are advised to refrain from parting with your retirement cash. Don’t believe the rumour that work permits have been abolished for foreigners willing to run bordellos. Taurus (Apr23-May22) Pluto is in the dark again, so you need to be careful about your health and any sign of breathlessness. If you are overweight it is pointless continuing to eat fish and chips and thinking that a garnish of lettuce and tomato will cancel out the damage. If the worst comes to the worst and you are in hospital, remember to take in the ambulance all credit cards, bank accounts and property deeds. All will be needed. Gemini (May23-Jun22) You will be encouraged by the news that you will soon be going on a long journey and will doubtless want to consult your travel brochures and airline schedules. There is no need to do this as the journey is likely to be by a prison van or a hearse or an ambulance. It is not clear what will happen at your destination but the stars predict a black hole is somewhere in the broader picture. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22) By all means socialize with people who share your main interests, but use some common sense. For example avoid neo-nazis, sex perverts, gamblers and pub crawlers who always avoid paying for a round. It is certainly true that every cloud has a silver lining, but that’s not much good if you have been struck by lightning. Don’t take large amounts of cash when meeting friends.
by Madam Zyra
(Jul23-Aug22) You may Leo not achieve all you want owing to office politics. For example, if you have just been sacked there is little point in applying for a promotion. As long as Mars remains as red as it is at the moment, try to avoid getting angry as your arthritis will prevent you winning in any fight. Single Leos will find this week that they attract younger suitors. But they are all prostitutes nearing their sell-by dates. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) According to the stars and the additional research I did with the tarot cards, your love life is very solid at the moment. However, don’t get too excited as this could refer to the hard mattress rather than any intimate postures. Because you find it difficult to obtain free sex you might be tempted to advertise on You Tube. I do caution you to avoid showing your face or rear end as both are really quite ugly. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) You must put more philosophy into your life and study great writers. For example Herbert Kitchener served as British governor-general in Egypt and wasn’t impressed with the creativity of that ancient nation’s art. “I can’t think much of a people who drew cats the same for 4,000 years,” he remarked. There is a serious lesson for you here and you need to put into practice pearls of wisdom handed down to you. Scorpio (Oct23 - Nov22) Scorpios notoriously have a high breakdown potential in their romantic attachments. If you have recently had a divorce or a separation, take heart as you won’t be single for long. However, you need to use the utmost caution when choosing a new paramour. In particular, don’t wait until the wedding night for full-blown sex. This advice is necessary because of the high number of transvestites in the Pattaya area. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) It’s written all over your face that you are desperate for money even to keep up a modest lifestyle. At the moment, you are over-dependent on begging for sandwiches on Pattaya beach front. Whilst Castor Major is still descending there is little hope for you. Don’t forget you can always strike a policeman or put a brick through the nearest 7/11 window. This will ensure a rapid transfer to the monkey house where the meals are free. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan22) Your nightly dreams provide useful advice for your waking life. For example, the a prime minister once woke up remembering a number which had appeared in a dream. He immediately wrote it down and phoned it later that day. The number turned out to belong to a rent boy. That’s the end of the story in this family newspaper, but it reminds you that opportunity can knock from the strangest of quarters.
16 - 30 November 2016
Local Sports Golf from Bunker Boys Gary brightens his day! by Frank Quinlan
Bang Pakong Stableford(white tees) A good turnout for this prime course on our schedule. A longish trip to the course was rewarded with it being a promotional Sports Day with a green fee package including a buggy at an affordable price. The weather was excellent but the rains the night before kept buggies on the pathways, much to the disappointment of those who thought there was going to be little walking. Top spot on the podium went to Keith Norman who edged out Neil Carter on a similar score by having 23 on the back nine to Neil’s 22. The short holes proved difficult with only two of the four won. Today was also the last day of our golfer-of-the-month competition, and neither Tony Robbins nor Jimmy Carr was able to improve their placings in this final game, which gave Jimmy the trophy. Everyone enjoyed the complimentary drinks that evening. Results: 1st - Keith Norman (14) 39 Points 2nd - Neil Carter (14) 39 Points 3rd - Ken Davidson (24) 36 Points Near Pins: Eddie Kelly and Neil Carter Patavia Stableford (white tees) A near perfect day at this popular venue ensured that we had two flights. The course was up to its usual well-kept form with nicely-raked bunkers and fast but fair greens. The head-to-head competition between Tony and Jimmy continued with Tony winning by a short head with equal scores on the back nine but Tony having one better on the last six holes. Tony Robbins had finally stopped Jimmy Carr’s run of wins. In the B flight, Ross coasted home with 39 points, winning by five shots. Results: A Flight 1st - Tony Robbins (16) 37 Points 2nd - Jimmy Carr (17) 37 Points 3rd - Gordon Melia (18) 36 Points B Flight cut at 18.5 1st - Ross Schiffke (22) 39 Points 2nd - Trevor Priestly (23) 34 Points 3rd - Ken Davidson (24) 33 Points Near Pins: Mike Thomas, Geoff Williams and Gez Williams Bangpra Stableford (white tees) Two flights again at this regular venue which is now charging high season prices and does not permit buggy sharing. The course was in
Jimmy Car with his golfer of the month trophy. reasonable condition but the rough was long and punishing and needed a chip back on the fairway to ensure only one shot extra on the scorecard. A wayward dive on the 18th cost Eddie the win as he failed to score and ended up losing the count back with 16 on the back nine to Ross’s 22. There was spontaneous applause as Gordon Melia, with heart in mouth, finally hit a perfect shot over the water on Bangpra’s 12th hole. Great deal of banter in last group Friday with John Hughes goading his opponents. However, a great group with Ross Schiffke taking first in B division (12 on front 22 on back)and John Hughes third with Tony Robbins second in A. Ross Schiffke for second round in a row had 22pt back nine and, if we include a recent trip to the Philippines, that’s six wins in a row, Mr Handicapper. Results: A Flight 1st - Gerry Cooney (18) 36 Points 2nd - Tony Robbins (16) 36 Points 3rd - Les Cobban (9) 35 Points B Flight cut at 18.5 1st - Ross Schiffke (21) 34 Points 2nd - Eddie Kelly (19) 34 Points 3rd - John Hughes (19) 31 Points Near Pins: Jimmy Carr, John Hughes, Gerry Cooney and Stuart Tinkler We were honored by a cameo appearance by that Bunker Boys legend, John Hughes, not quite his normal self, who snuck into third in B division. The Bunker Boys play out of The M Club located 100 meters up Soi 14 off of 3rd Road. No prior booking is required and 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.
Confusion rains supreme as Colm comes thru by Peter Grey
Eastern Star GC Seventeen starters gathered today at headquarters anticipating the day’s challenges. Unfortunately things did not go that way; a mix up at the first tee saw a bit of confusion with 10 players being sent off before the second bus arrived. So unfortunately it was a split field. Weather was quite warm with a cool breeze affording some welcome relief. Rain was threatening for the latter part of the day The greens were in ordinary condition, and had only been sanded recently. Not up to me but 19,000 baht for green fee, cart and caddy was a little over the top considering the condition of the course. We played from the white tees! Colm Mullen was out of the blocks on
Phoenix Golf Club It was twenty four golfers made their way to Phoenix Golf Club, one of the closest golf courses to Pattaya for our game today. With a late tee off time (10:40 am) it was just as well we were not too far from home and were able to be back at the Growling Swan bar for ice cold refreshers well before 5 pm. Most of us agreed that the course presented fairly well, despite numerous greens having patchwork quilt style repairs. Playing off the white markers on the Ocean and Lake Nines, on a fine and sunny, stiff breeze day, only two golfers bettered their handicaps, which indicate the difficulties that the majority tried to cope with. Hackster tried to get odds with his playing partners guessing the colour of his caddie’s undies before teeing off. Turns out he sussed out her favorite coloured lace ware the night before. Numerous “airies” were reported from many groups and normally one would expect free drinks from such indiscretions! Sadly, this unwritten rule seems to have abated over the years however, our good friend Niall Stuart rang the bell and charged everyone’s glasses as a goodwill gesture for his imminent departure to work overseas again. Travel safe, Niall, and we look forward to your speedy return. The winner today in A grade was Gary Bright who won on a count back from Steady Eddie (Walter Baechli) both with 38 points. Paul (guess my caddie's undie colour) Hack took out third place. B grade was won by Glenn Smith with a good score of 35 points followed by Steve Blazsanyik with Scott Baumgarton coming in third.
Results : 1st - Colm Mullen (26) 36 points 2nd - Steve Younger (13) 30 points 3rd - Walter Baechli (15) 30 points
his first game back with his 36 points giving him first spot. A count back separated second
B Grade 16 – 36 Handicap 1st Glenn Smith (31) 35 Points 2nd – Steve Blazsanyik (19) 33 Points 3rd – Scott Baumgalton (24) 31 Points NTP 2nd – Gary Bright 7th – Niall Stuart 14th – Phil Taylor 16th – Glenn Reeves Longest First Putts 9th – Phil Taylor 18th – Gary Bright
Our host Peter Grey (known for his ability to wait for silence when he speaks, as he should do) was presented with an eloquent speech and a large quite sign akin to the wands seen held up greenside at major golf tournaments, by Ian Parry. Needless to say it was waved vigorously during presentations. Peter welcomed friends of Kevin Waycott from West Australia Wes Rado, Jayson Moylan, Mark Rossiter, Scott Baumgarten, Mike Quill, Neil Herd and Glen Reeves. They were thanked for passing the hat around (amongst themselves) and contributing to D-For. We also welcomed back Gary Bright, Paul Simmons, JC Lhoste and new comer Stephen Blazsanyik. We bid a fond farewell to Niall Stuart and Ian Parry, both leaving us for what we would hope to be a short time! Niall paraded D-for, who was the lucky recipient of many more baht, compliments of the aforementioned and also “Steady Eddy” (Walter Baechli) who seldom gets back for presentations but regularly insists that if he wins all winnings go to D-For. Pat yourself on the back, Walter. Another kind donor was today’s B grade Results: second place getter Steve Blazsanyik. Steve was A Grade 0 – 15 Handicaps unable to attend presentations and his winnings 1st – Gary Bright (11) 38 Points 2nd – Walter Baechli (15) 38 Points were given to his playing partner and friend Ian 3rd – Paul Hack (13) 35 Points Parry. Ian anticipated that Steve would want D-for to benefit, so thank you, Steve, or Ian, as the case may be? Following presentations, Peter Grey asked all to tuck in to the free hot meal that he provides each Thursday, which is appreciated by all who partake. 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. Niall Stuart, Glenn Smith, Ian Parry, Eric (the Judge) Black and Casa. and third; Steve Younger took out second with Walter Baechli taking third spot.
The better half of the Harney family, Maggie, and the day's winner, Colm Mullen.
by San Mig Stu
Near Pins 3rd - Denis Steel 6th - No Takers 13th - Gary Bright 17th - Denis Steele Long First Putt 9th - Gary Bright
18th - No Takers Back at the Swan we welcomed Denis Steele, Colm Mullen and JJ Harney. D-for was again in full flight collecting for the underprivileged in Pattaya. D-for is regarded as one of the best charity collectors for golf in the Pattaya region. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, male and female, to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 086 150 3086.
16 - 30 November 2016
Local Sports Marky makes his mark! by Steve Ellison Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees Is it high season yet? It sure seems like it as we welcome back loads of old friends this time of year. The courses are getting busier and we are adding Friday to our Steak Night schedule in addition to our regular Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Green Valley is in great shape again and the lads had a perfect round of golf. Visiting us from Blighty, Terry Pettitt carved 39 points out there today, usually enough for the win but today a couple of guys had other ideas. Andy Makara is a Darkside regular at our Green Valley Mondays and knows the course well. His round of 40 points was a great one. Mark Wood has been a regular as well, and he seems to occupy the podium more than most. Marky continues his consistently fine golf with a very impressive 42 on the card! Speaking of consistent, that Smedley chap was our Caddy Smile near pin winner…again! Yes, he got the birdie as well and a free drink from TGC. Results: 1st – MarkWood (9) 42 points 2nd– Andy Makara (28) 40 points 3rd – Terry Pettitt (15) 39 points Pattavia Century– Stableford – White Tees Everyone looks forward to playing this course. For the newbie to Pattaya golf, Pattavia Century is the reincarnation of Chonburi Century. It was bought by Chang breweries about four years ago, closed for a year and reopened with huge improvements to the course and a new clubhouse. We have always supported Pattavia as seeing this
commitment to Pattaya golf by Chang is most appreciated. A couple of ties headlined the scoring today so let’s start with the tie for third. There’s that Scotsman again as Mark Wood turns in another fine round of 36 to tie with last month’s medal winner Zed Belogavec. Hey, Zed, your shirt is ready! Up another rung on the ladder is our own Capt. Phil with 38 points, his best in a while. Another 38 was recorded by Frank Tordeur, our Belgian buddy who is a regular visitor to our sleepy little fishing village. Frank and Phil share the win, but the course would not allow any of the lads to even land on the par-3 17th hole green…so no near pin today! Results: T-1st –Frank Tordeur (18) 37 points T-1st – Phil Smedley (15) 37 points T-3rd – Zed Belogavec (12) 36 points T-3rd – Mark Wood (9) 36 points Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees Slow was the word from the returning masses as the greens at Silky Oaks are waiting for a long overdue cutting. Other than that, the course was in good nick. The 1,750 PSC price is fantastic for the low season, and that includes buggy as well. If you are still not a Pattaya Sports Club member, the discount at Silky Oaks alone will pay for your first year membership cost! This is an interesting golf course and has two of the most talked about par-3’s in town, one straight up hill and the other just an 85 yard target that has trouble on both sides. For me, the
When Irish eyes are smiling, Two for two for Colm
elevation changes add to the pleasure and challenge. On to the scoring. Tied at third were Aussie Gary Emmett and visiting us from the USA, Don Calais on 35. Wednesday’s winner Frank Tordeur had another good session and 36 will get you to second place. The winner of the chicken dinner award goes to Bob Mulholland with a very handy 39 points (as well as the near pin) to seal a conclusive victory. No, Bob, you can’t change it for haggis, pal, but well played anyway! Results: 1st – Bob Mulholland (7) 39 points 2nd– Frank Tordeur (19) 36 points T-3rd – Don Calais (9) 35 points T-3rd – Gary Emmett (16) 35 points Thanks to all for joining us this week at the Home of Golf in Pattaya. 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.
Results: 1st - Colm Mullen (26) 40 points Graham Rice (13) 40 points 2nd - Rudy Regenass (15) 38 points c/b 3rd – Bill McGarvie (10) 38 points 4th - Neil Harvey (10) 38 points
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Bunker Boys golf report Mountain Shadow (blue tees) Medal A good turnout with two flights at a course that has blossomed with all the rain. Light rain persisted for most of our game. On the upside, it kept everything cool. The greens were good and ran true while the fairways had good ground coverage. The bunkers were carefully trimmed around the perimeter but, as is becoming an issue with this course, the bunkers themselves needed more care. It is frustrating to see staff trimming around a bunker when weeds are growing in the bunkers.
by Tony Robbins
to the difficult conditions. In A flight, Gez Williams was in fine form, driving well and with a controlled short game. However, he faded a little and Gerry Cooney caught him, winning on a count back--both with 35 points. Keith Norman started slowly but had a good back nine, just failing to catch the leaders with 34 points. The star of the day was the Old Silver Fox, P J Redmond, relishing the advantages of the silver fees, he collected two near pins and romped home in B Division with a fine 39 points. Ross Schiffke was again on the podium taking second with 35 points and Tore Eliasen third with 30 points. Results: A Flight 1st - Gerry Cooney (17) 35 Points 2nd - Gez Williams (14) 35 Points cb 3rd - Keith Norman (14) 34 Points
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Crystal Bay To all on a side note: Mike Gosden is on the mend and hopefully will be released from hospital in the not too distant future. “Good Luck, Mike.” Two buses and a few cars prepared for the journey to Crystal Bay GC. It was to be 19 golfers set to make names for themselves at this course that is very popular with the Growling Swan. The weather was on the threatening side with the prospect of rain hitting at any moment. We didn’t cope with rain till we had actually left the club house to head home. Conditions were good and the course was in great nick with the greens playing fast but true. We played C and A nines, in that order (A nine was used for the count-backs) from the yellow tees as chosen by the captain of the day, Fred Dineley. Rumor has it he wanted to play from the red tees but he forgot to pack a dress! Scores were quite good as you would expect playing from the front tees. With only one division, it was Colm Mullen who finished with a good score of 40 points from his 26 hcp. This made it two for two for Colm, now pressure is on to make it a hat trick and maybe go on to tie with Sal Brizzi’s four for four. No pressure, Colm. Second, third and fourth were all to be sorted out by the count back system. Winning the count back and taking out second was Rudy Regenass; Bill McGarvie came in third with Neil Harvey taking fourth place. An interesting note: these guys were followed by three golfers on 37, two golfers on 36 and three golfers on 35. Not bad at all!
Capt. Phil with Frank Tordeur, Mark Wood and Zed Belogavec @ T.G.C.
B flight cut off >17.3 1st - P J Redmond (29S) 39 Points 2nd - Ross Schiffke (22) 35 Points 3rd - Tore Eliasen (20) 30 Points
Our two lovely workers, Won and Mod, with today’s winner, Colm Mullen.
NTP’s C4 - Gordon Clegg C7 - Stuart Brown B3 - Andrew Allen B6 - Stuart Brown Long Putt: C9 - Rudy Regenass B9 - Bill McGarvie Back at the Growling Swan, we welcomed Gordon Clegg, Rudy Regenass, Stuart Brown, Ray Chivers, Neil Harvey, Henry Loh and Andrew Allen. We had one farewell and that was Gordon Clegg. Bon voyage, Gordon, travel safe. Once again D-For was freed from his kennel to do what he does best and that’s collecting for the underprivileged in Pattaya. All players and punters are thanked for the generous donations. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or information on 0861 503086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost, including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch, is less than 400 baht. Great value for a day out.
Gez Williams was able to hold Tony Scambler at bay, beating him by one shot. Tony’s game relied heavily on his chipping and putting, and Jimmy Carr--who was cut two shots--still managed to finish well. Tony Robbins just missed out on third. He felt robbed when an excellent chip on the fifth hole hit a passing dog as the ball was heading close to the pin; that fluke cost him two shots. Gerry Cooney easily won the B flight beating Eddie Kelly by two and Ross Schiffke by three. Eddie is wondering what he needs to pull out of the bag to win after two second-place finishes; Ross was disappointed with third after his two wins. Results: A flight 1st - Gez Williams (15) 69 net 2nd - Tony Scrambler (12) 70 Points 3rd - Jimmy Carr (16) 72 Points B flight cut at 17.1 1st - Gerry Cooney (17) 71 Points 2nd - Eddie Kelly (19) 73 Points 3rd - Ross Schiffke (21) 74 Points Near Pins: Jimmy Carr, Gordon Melia, Gez Williams and Dave Ashman Treasure Hill Stableford (yellow tees) It started as a lovely clear day in bright sunshine but after a few holes the heavens opened and drenched the course. Everyone was forced to take shelter and wait. It continued to rain lightly for the remainder of the first nine holes and finally cleared on the back nine. The course remained soggy; many shots were lost due
Near Pins: P J Redmond 2, Dave Ashman and Gerry Cooney Khao Kheow Always a pleasure to play at Khao Kheow where the course was beautifully presented and the weather was excellent. Not a hint of rain for a change. It was a case of the same old faces in the top places. We welcomed back Neil Carter after his recent altercation with a truck and it didn’t seem to affect him as he shot an excellent 36 points. However, that was not enough to beat Gez Williams who, after an average front nine, peeled off five pars in a row on the back nine to win with 37points. Third place was closely fought with Keith Norman again finishing strong, holding off Tony Robbins and Gordon Melia to win on a count back with 34 points. B grade was all Ross Schiffke (Mr. Handicapper) again celebrating his wedding with 38 points and easily winning over Mike Brett’s 34 points and a surprised Ken Davison with 33 points. Certainly it was Gez Williams week with two firsts and a second, closely followed by Ross Schiffke with a first, a second and a third. Results: A Flight 1st - Gez Williams (14) 37 Points 2nd - Neil Carter (13) 36 Points 3rd - Keith Norman (14) 35 Points cb B flight cut off >17.3 1st - Ross Schiffke (22) 38 Points 2nd - Mike Brett (19) 34 Points 3rd - Ken Davison (24) 33 Points Near Pins: Stewart Tinkler, Mike Brett and Gez Williams
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You & Your Pets
Ill-matched with your pet? If you’ve been diagnosed with a pet allergy, your doctor probably advised you to get rid of your pet. But is such a drastic step necessary? Not always. Countless pet owners suffer from a realm of maladies ranging from red, itchy, watery eyes and nose to sneezing and coughing; from scratchy or sore throat and itchy skin to difficulty breathing. The culprit is allergen. The most common pet allergens are in their dander (scales of old skin that are constantly shed by an animal), saliva, urine and sebaceous cells. Touching or inhaling allergens leads to reactions in allergic individuals. People usually are allergic to several things: dust mites, molds, pollens. So consider eliminating those allergens before eliminating Fluffy. Other steps you can take include preventing your pet from entering your bedroom. That will help ensure a good night’s sleep free of allergens. You might also consider using
hypoallergenic bedding and pillow materials. In the bedroom and throughout your home, do your best to limit fabrics. Drapes, rugs and upholstery collect allergens. Also, vacuum frequently, preferably using a high-efficiency particulate arresting (HEPA) filter or a disposable electrostatic bag, and dust everything daily, including walls. It will also help if you use anti-allergen room sprays to deactivate allergens, rendering them harmless. If possible, install an air purifier fitted with an HEPA filter. To help decontaminate your pet, brush or comb him frequently, and bathe him at least once a week with a shampoo that won't dry out his skin. Also, wipe him with a product formulated to prevent dander from building up and flaking off. Ask your vet to suggest one that is safe. Finally, buy washable pet bedding that can be
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/
cleaned easily. And if your furry friend is a cat, use low-dust, perfume-free, clumping litter, and clean the litter box frequently. Better yet, have someone else do it. Speaking of which, it might be a good idea to have someone else do other household chores as well, particularly those involving dust and dander. If you must clean the house or change the litter, wear a dust mask. And always wash your hands after handling your pet and before touching areas around your nose and eyes.
Zero is an old timer and spends most of her time chilling out in the garden in some shady spot. She loves her food and will run at a great pace as soon as she hears a tin of tuna being opened.
Bella and Jacko
This lovely pair have been with us for a while now. Both are friendly and - although they are not brother and sister - they are soul mates. So thought it would be nice to re-home them together if possible.
James & Pan
Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being.
Parasites to fear
This lovely brother and sister combination would love to go to a home together if at all possible. They are both very loving and playful, although they can be a little shy with strangers at first. But once they get to know you they are fine.
Puss and Boots
This cute pair were rescued from a gang of nasty Soi dogs after being dumped in the grounds of a Jomtien apartment complex. They are very cute, litter trained and of course spend most of their time play, play playing.
Roundworms are common parasites in dogs and cats. They cause diarrhea and vomiting, and may lead to a serious illness. But they're a threat to people, too. An infected pet can spread the tiny eggs in soil or sand. Kids may swallow the eggs when they put dirty fingers in their mouths. When the worms hatch inside people, they can cause blindness and other tissue damage. Ask your vet about regular deworming for your pet.
Cat Corner Tip
Going to the Dogs...
Sleeping All Day
When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. ~Edward Abbey
About two-thirds of shark attacks on humans have taken place in water less than two meters deep. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
It may seem lazy, but sleeping or lounging around the whole day is a survival trait if you're a cat. As they evolved in the wild, felines developed a pattern for conserving energy. They hunt for a short period and spend the rest of the day sleeping. In house cats, the pattern is similar. A kitten will eat and play in brief bursts, but spend most of her time at rest.
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Down 1. Cigar droppings 2. Give a leg up 3. ___ and effect 4. “Vinyl” (abbr.) 5. Actor Carney 6. Use the oven 7. Hard wood 8. Hold back 10. Jack in the deck 13. Washed away the gray 14. “___ So Fine” 18. “Get ‘em, Rover!” 21. Soft caps 22. Puts in the oven 23. Boxer Clay, today 24. Colorful garden border plant 25. Blast from the past 27. Snooped 28. Sequestered 29. Wrests 31. Melodies 34. “___ whiz!”
4. Fastened sneakers 9. Enjoy a hot tub 11. Investigate thoroughly 12. ___ check 15. Test type 16. Leg hinge 17. Allen and Martin 19. Decade segments (abbr.) 20. Mrs. Archie Bunker 23. Soldier’s address (abbr.) 26. Salad type 30. “Ooh-___” (hyph.) 32. Furniture wood 33. Upset stomach 36. Alarm 37. Transmit 38. Agreements
Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: Graphic representation of the physical features (natural, artificial, or both) of a part or the whole of the Earth’s surface, by means of signs and symbols or photographic imagery, at an established scale, on a specified projection, and with the means of orientation indicated. First letter: M Answer: __________ 2. Definition: To build or bring into being a binding, a declaration, an exit point, a tag, a handler, a restart, or an environment. First letter: E Answer: __________
WHAT’s the WORD? new
39. ___ Plaines
Solution Issue 04
1. “Castle” network
3. Definition: A relationship created when one person (the principal) delegates to another (the agent) the fight to act on his or her behalf in business transactions. First letter: A Answer: __________ 4. Definition: A court proceeding during which a judge or jury decides whether a person is guilty or not guilty of the charges against him or her. First letter: T Answer: __________ 5. Definition: Brought in to form part of. First letter: I Answer: __________
Answers: 1. Map; 2. Establish; 3. Agency; 4. Trial; 5. Incorporated.
Hidden Words Puzzle
Solution on Page 31
5 7 2 8 6 4 1
7 1 2
9 1 2 1 Answers: 1. Snow (scarf); 2. Tell (sweater); 3. Man (bush); 4. Cut (building); 5. See (ice rink); 6. Cool (hair).
Can you find 6 words hidden in the picture above.
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