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10-year visa questions

The Thai Cabinet has now agreed to offer a 10-year expat visa for aliens over the age of 50, but has left the allimportant details to be worked out by the Interior Ministry. The new visa in reality will be for five years, extendable by another five years if the paperwork is still in order. However, successful applicants will still need to report their address every 90 days unless they leave the country before the end of the three months’ reporting period. Pattaya Today has held informal meetings with immigration staff, but stresses that the detail will likely not become absolutely clear for several months prior to implementation. It is known that the new visa will require proof of an overseas income of at least 100,000 baht monthly, or a Thai bank balance of at least three million baht, plus health insurance cover which pays out at least 10,000 US dollars. Although not specified, it is likely that other required documentation will be proof of address, such as a yellow book (tibean bahn), or ownership of a condominium unit or a rental agreement. It is not clear whether the new visa will include a reentry provision or whether this must be obtained separately as at present. Nor has it been stated whether the current one-year, renewable retirement visa will continue in its present form; we believe that it will. It is rare in Thai immigration history for an established

visa to be withdrawn unless a very similar alternative is introduced. A big question mark hangs over how applicants will prove they have a foreign income of at least 100,000 baht monthly. At present, aliens applying for the one-year retirement option can request a letter from their embassy “confirming” their income of at least 65,000 baht monthly. However, it is well known that most embassies do not check the veracity of the claims of their nationals and some do not ask to see any documentation, relying on an affidavit in front of an officer. It has been suggested

that immigration staff may need to see the applicant’s home bank book data in connection with the 10-year visa. An alternative to the 100,000 baht a month income threshold is to have three million baht in a Thai bank account. In practice, the sum would need to be higher as the cabinet resolution apparently specified that the amount must not fall below that amount in the first year of the life of the visa. There is also a requirement to show after five years that at least half of the three million baht has been spent in Thailand. Continued on page 4


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News

Smoking van Nightspot ignites into hotspot

Bystanders detain ladyboy

Witnesses grabbed a would-be thief after she fled with a wallet stolen from an Iranian tourist on Second Road. The perpetrator, 28-year-old transvestite Kornwaree Chanter, was arrested with the wallet containing 1,900 baht. The ladyboy reportedly approached the foreigner and talked intimately to him before becoming aggressive and snatching the man’s wallet. Kornwaree confessed to the crime after initially denying the charges, claiming the Iranian owed her money.

Fatal motorbike crash

A car was flagged down on Thepprasit Road when a pedestrian spotted smoke pouring from the rear of the vehicle. The car pulled over and passenger and driver alighted without incident. Firefighters arrived about 15 minutes later and doused the smoking van. They suspected the culprit was an electrical short circuit.

Military arrest football gamblers Police arrest

hookah seller

Military and police officers joined forces to arrest 38 football gamblers in a Pattaya snooker club. Officers found football statistics sheets and 83,000 baht. Yutana Tumaneejinda, 42, from Nonthaburi, confessed to managing the month-old business in Central Pattaya.

Police officers from Chonburi Police Station arrested Supachai Sommee, 19, manager of a coffee shop on Soi Yensabai in South Pattaya. He was accused of selling hookahs, popularly known as shisha, for 250 to 300 baht, which is illegal. Supachai was found with 51 hookahs and 1,800 baht.

Motorbikes in pile-up with van

Lottery gamblers arrested

A van reportedly was hit by four motorbikes on Naklua Road, sending all four bikers to Banglamung Hospital. According to 36-year-old Teerapol Wongwan, he was driving the commercial van when a speeding motorbike crashed into his vehicle, followed by three other bikes.

Police arrested illegal lottery gang members and gamblers in a house in South Pattaya. Suspects included Veerapong Kantapong, 40, Valai Yunkru, 20, Korkakot Thongtanya, 19 and Alex Yuris. Gambling equipment, customer account books and 2,870 baht were confiscated as evidence.

Military checks Walking Street A fatal accident near Friendship market sent a pedestrian and a motorbike driver to Memorial Hospital where the unidentified driver succumbed to injuries. The motorbike was reportedly speeding when it hit the female pedestrian, 21-yearold Chalita, who was crossing South Pattaya Road. She is said to be recovering.

Fire in a Walking Street nightspot forced more than 100 customers to flee. No injuries were reported from the blaze which caused damages estimated at about two million baht. Police suspect the cause of the fire was electrical.

Lieutenant Sannibarn Saendee checked on Walking Street orderliness, focusing on baht buses and motorcycles illegally parked in the area and causing problems for pedestrians. Police were ordered to place traffic cones and no parking signs from 7 pm to 3 am to allow people to walk safely.


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News Magna Carta CEO wins as chairman Chalermwat “Pico” Wimuktayon, CEO of Magna Carta Law Office and legal advisor to the acting mayor of Pattaya City, won the recently concluded election as chairman of Pattaya Lawyers Council. Pico will serve as litigation advisor and will look after the welfare and benefits of lawyers in Pattaya City Court.

Military honors the King

Silicone City showcased by Dow Corning Jean-Paul Hautekeer (4th left), global marketing director, High Performance Building Solutions of Dow Corning Europe, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation and a wholly owned subsidiar y of the Dow Chemical Company, led the company management team including Peter Moore (4th right), ASEAN/ANZ commercial manager, Building and Construction of Dow Corning (Thailand) Limited and Jayrold Bautista (2nd right), application engineer and technical services, High Performance Building of Dow Corning Singapore Pte Ltd, to arrange the Silicone City conference and exhibition. The event showcased its robust and growing portfolio of advanced

silicone technologies for customers in the building and construction industry. Also seen in the photo is Lal Silva (2nd left), general manager

of Bangkok (J AND L) Co., Ltd., Dow Corning’s partner. The event was held at Eastin Grand Sathorn Hotel.

Thai language workshop in Pattaya

Captain Thadawut Thadpitakkul, the new Military Centre Commander Naval Education Department, presided at the King Bhumibol reminiscing activity. Some 5,100 military and civil workers stood in silence for 89 seconds, and then sang the royal anthem.

Praichit Jaetapai, president of YWCA Bangkok Pattaya, presided at the “Speaker and Writer workshop 2016” at Pattaya City School number 7. Senior teacher Sayumporn Sriparnwong was the key speaker. YWCA member Umaporn Rachotwattanakul provided a lecture and tips. Grade 5 through 9 students joined this workshop which demonstrated students’ speaking and writing skills in the Thai language.


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News 10-year visa questions Continued from page 1

This suggests that the visa holder will need to keep various bills including medical treatment expenses, and accommodation charges as well as major shopping receipts. It is not even clear which banks qualify for holding the cash or what sort of account is required. Moreover, there could be a rule stating how long the money needs to be in Thailand prior to the submission of the application. There are even bigger question marks over the requirement to have medical insurance. The floor of 10,000 US dollars, or equivalent, seems a small amount given that most surgical procedures in Thailand are much more expensive than that. Moreover, insurers are reluctant to cover ageing men and women, particularly over 70, and frequently terminate the cover or raise the premiums. Some rich foreigners may have preexisting conditions which

would create exclusion clauses in any document but may have their own private resources to cover hefty bills in Thai private sector hospitals. It is not clear why the drafters of the initial document to be considered by the Thai Cabinet would insist on proof of very modest insurance. An immigration source said this clause might well be dropped at the review stage. Amongst other queries yet to be resolved are whether the foreign spouse of a successful applicant could apply for the same facility, especially if he/she did not have a separate income and was under 50 years of age. Nor is it yet explained whether an initial non-immigrant visa is needed before application for the 10 year visa is made. All in all, the idea of a 10-year visa - not to be confused with the 20 year Elite Card, by the way - is a welcome one and will be looked at closely by the wealthier end of the older expat market. But the devil is in the details. It is always so.

Floating Market turns eight

Naris Niramaiwong, Banglamung district officer, led a meritmaking ceremony marking the eighth anniversary of Pattaya’s Floating Market. He was joined by officers of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Crimes and accidents down

Students honor elders

Some 41 students from Wat Yarnsangwararam School number 80 joined 30 elders from Nong Jabtao Elderly Homes in the Royally Initiated Siri Charoenwat Forest Plantation Project Chonburi. The students walked around the forest with the elders who shared history about the forest.

Central Festival honors the King

Thai Thani Loy Krathong Festival

Loy Krathong was celebrated at the Thai Thani Arts & Culture Village, Soi Nongnooch, with traditional shows from around Thailand, including the Sukhothai show. A Thai and international buffet was served at the event, supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Pattaya, Chonburi, Sattahip and Bangsarae Cultural Centre. The Pattaya Players Community Theatre wishes to invite you to a Christmas Sing-Along Party at the White Horse pub (see directions below) on Saturday, December 17 starting at 4:00 PM. Admission is FREE. The Pattaya Players Singers will be with us, harmonizing to adelightfularray of Christmas songs, old favorites and some new ones as well. You are more than welcome to sing along – that’s what makes it a sing-along party! And don’t worry if you can’t remember the words; they will be projected on the wall. For the children, there will be a short mini-panto featuring Gertrude the Cow, star of last year’s “Jack and the Beanstalk”. This year, Gertrude is trying out for the role of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but to succeed she’ll need lots of help from the kids in the audience. (Oh, yes she will!) For the grownups, there will be song, comedy and even a bit of ballet. And for everybody: delightful holiday music, delicious food and drink, good company and a touch of nostalgia. What a great way to start Christmas week! ADMISSION IS FREE. The White Horse’s fabulous buffet dinner, as well as a tempting array of Christmas libations, are available for purchase at the pub. Buffet is served beginning at 4:00 PM; entertainment commences at 5 PM until 6:30. The White Horse Pub is located adjacent to the Eastern Grand Palace Hotelon SoiKhaoTalo (one-half block east of Sukhumvit, and one block north of Thepprasit Road).

Pol. Maj. Gen. Surapol reported that there was less crime and fewer accidents during this year’s Loy Krathong Festival. He attributed the improvement to help from the Thai Royal Police. He said assistance also was provided by the 14th Military Circle, Sattahip Navy Base, Banglamung District, Chonburi Provincial Police Station, Suppression Department, Pattaya City, Marine Department, Highway Police, Marine Police, Tourism Police, Immigration Police, TAT, Pattaya City Tourism Association and volunteers.

Tour operators visit Pattaya

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn presided over the trip for Thai Tour Operator to Pattaya. TAT Pattaya Director Suladda Sarutilavan, president of Thai Hotels Association Eastern Chapter Sanphet Suphabuansathien, and several entrepreneurs joined this event. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is in full support in all Pattaya marketing activities and tourist campaigns, especially in the Chinese market; nearly 8 million Chinese tourists visited Thailand in 2015, and more than 8 million between January and October 2016, an increase of 15.2 percent.

Former city council member Rattanachai Suthidaechanai led the ceremony honoring King Bhumibol Adulyadej at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach. Staff and management of Central Group participated. Respectful photos were exhibited.

Student urged to learn about Chinese Business

Some 130 students and 20 volunteers of Khon Kaen University’s Nongkhai branch were encouraged to learn about Chinese business and language so they can be employed by Thai-Chinese companies. Associate Professor Wang Kuipin of the school’s Confucius Institute, Dr. Grid Rangsoognean, dean of Faculty of Business Administration, Zhou Libin, chairman of Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Rayong and Zhang Li, president of Bank of China Rayong Branch officiated at the talk called Camp of University Students Touching Thai-Chinese Rayong Industrial Zone.


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News GM Thailand receives gold status in Corporate Social Responsibility Award from AMCHAM AMCHAM has recognized General Motors Thailand and Chevrolet for its excellence in CSR and has recognized the automaker with the Gold Level in Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Recognition (ACE Recognition) 2016. This is the fifth consecutive year Chevrolet has earned the recognition for its efforts in serving communities

and its commitment to be a good corporate citizen. To qualify for an ACE recognition, a company’s CSR program must receive high-marks in four categories: Attention to business objectives and societal needs; Creation of longterm economic and social gains; Communication, and sharing of best practices and Program sustainability.

This year GM and Chevrolet Thailand has worked on various CSR projects under the strategy of “Driving a Better Tomorrow” with the main objectives to help create smarter, healthier and safer communities. In February, Chevrolet Thailand launched its ‘Child Occupant Safety’ campaign in collaboration with Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Centre, Ramathibodee Hospital of Bangkok to boost the use of child safety seats. The project helped educate parents and guardians about the proper use of child safety seats and restraints for children of all ages. GM Thailand also donated seven engineering test vehicles to seven technical colleges and universities in Thailand for educational purposes. Earlier this year GM Thailand conducted the second ‘Mangrove Replanting’ activity at Pak Nam PraSae, Rayong in order to restore the mangrove forest that is important to the ecosystem and the environment.

Thailand promotes itself as a dream venue for events of all kinds Thailand remains an ideal destination for sporting events and fixtures of all sizes as the Kingdom promotes itself as a sports hub. The Kingdom also remains a regional leader in staging cultural events and MICE meetings, and offering health tourism and eco-friendly activities. The remarks about Thailand’s status as a dream destination were made by H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports at the World Travel Market 2016 in London last month. The Minister joined TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn in telling the world that Thailand was open for business as usual. The Minister said that, “Even as the mourning period remains in place, businesses can continue to operate as

usual, and entertainment will resume in Thailand from November 14.” She also said that all sports and MICE events will be going ahead as normal. TAT signs MOU with Alitrip to boost Quality Tourism from China The Tourism Authority of Thailand and the giant Chinese Online Travel Agent Alitrip have signed a memorandum of understanding to boost their online cooperation in promoting Thailand at the China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai. The MoU, signed by Supasorn and Li Shao Hua, chief executive officer of Alitrip, is designed to raise the quality of Chinese tourism to Thailand and enable the TAT to promote FIT Market

Recently, the GM Thailand facility was recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council for enhancing biodiversity and engaging community partners to promote wildlife conservation and education. The site earned Conservation Certification for its efforts, including the Wildlife Habitat Council Native Garden, the tree and wildlife protection in the plant policy and mangrove planting project with students and locals in the community. Chevrolet Sales Thailand and members of its dealership network has also been visiting community

schools all over the country donating the indestructible One World Futbols and household necessities. To date, Chevrolet has donated over 24,000 One World Futbols in Thailand, approximately 370,000 in Southeast Asia, and more than 1.6 million worldwide, impacting an estimated 45 million lives in 94 countries. In addition to the ACE recognition, GM also achieved the Creative Partnership designation for its work toward promoting creativeness and innovation in the spirit of the Thai-US Creative Partnership initiative.

Zero-dollar tour scam tackled

focussing on luxury travel, health and wellness, sports, etc. Both sides will cooperate to specifically target these groups of travellers and undertake joint marketing campaigns to promote the packages. TAT announces first Culinary Ambassador The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) North America has named Andy Ricker, one of America’s most celebrated chefs of Thai cuisine, as the first “Amazing Thailand Culinary Ambassador.” With his passion for Thailand and its renowned food culture, Chef Ricker, owner of the Pok Pok restaurants and Thai cookbook author, has showcased Thai dishes with authenticity incomparable to others and is the ideal candidate to promote Thailand’s tourism through authentic Thai cuisine. Ricker has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation and Michelin Guide for his work, and has made special appearances on multiple TV shows; such as Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” (Travel Channel) and “Parts Unknown” (CNN) showcasing his Thai culinary roots.

Thai Hotel Association vicepresident Surawat Akaraworamat led the zero-dollar tour scam conference at Green Park Resort Pattaya. (Such tours refer to cheap packages in which visitors pay only minimal amount of money to tour agents.) Members of tourism business, Chinese tour companies and related

departments came together to solve and suppress the zero-dollar tour scam issue in Pattaya and the region. The Thai government fears the scam is deleterious to the image of the country. Pricing will be set to correspond to the currencies of China, Russia, South Korea and other countries, and zerodollar tours will no longer be allowed.

Police Station Bowling Competition

Street-dog issue addressed

Pattaya City Director Chanatpong Sriwiset, Visanu Tohsombat, president of Phultaluang Administration Organization, and Surapol Sanguanchartkorakrai, Phultaluang Street Dog Care Center, signed a memorandum of understanding to help solve street dog challenges such as hydrophobia, which reportedly is spreading in Pattaya.

Chonburi Deputy Governor Chaowalit Saeng-Uthai opened the Banglamung Police Bowling Competition at SF Bowl at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach. The event, which featured 50 teams, helped raise money for the police welfare fund to help families of police officers in need.


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News Indian By Nature Awarded BMW Group Thailand heads The TripAdvisor Travelers’ to 2016 Motor Expo Choice Award 2016 Indian By Nature has received TripAdvisor’s* prestigious Travelers’ Choice Award 2016 in the Fine Dining category. This well-known Indian restaurant is one of only 10 restaurants in the country that receive this award each year. To celebrate the Travelers’ Choice Award and joining the top 10, Indian By Nature announces the 10/10/10 promotion: patrons are invited to experience a culinary journey at Indian By Nature with 10 percent off food until December 10. In addition to the Travelers’ Choice Award for Thailand, Indian By Nature has been awarded in the Fine Dining category for Asia which highlights only the top 25 restaurants in the region. Indian By Nature has won numerous other accolades including Tatler Magazine’s Thailand’s Best Restaurants each year from 2013 to 2016 as well as TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence each year from 2013 to 2016.

Dusit Thani Pattaya joins the City’s ‘76 Million Hearts Mourn our Father’ memorial ceremony Neoh Kean Boon (standing, 6th left), general manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya, led the hotel staff and management with Lim Boon Kwee (standing, 6th right), COO of Dusit International, who also joined them when the hotel participated in the ‘76 Million Hearts Mourn our Father’ memorial ceremony organised by Pattaya City and its residents to express their deepest love and respect and pay homage to the remarkable life and achievements of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Hotel representatives and their guests attended the historic commemoration

with their lit candles while joining in the prayers and loving messages for the beloved Monarch.

Sawasdee Cup 2016 opens

BMW Group Thailand is leading a parade of cutting-edge automotive innovations and exclusive offers from BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorrad to the Thailand International Motor Expo 2016 – the event’s 33rd annual edition – on December 1 to 12. The lineup is led by highlights such as the BMW M4 GTS, the pinnacle of road-legal performance powered by world-class racing technology; a dashing new look for the plug-in hybrid sports car of the future in the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition; local-assembly plug-in hybrid model debuts in the BMW 330e Luxury and BMW X5 xDrive40e M Sport; the special MINI Cooper S Seven Edition, and new, better-equipped HP Line versions of the BMW S 1000 RR and S 1000 XR. “This year’s Motor Expo is based on the concept of ‘Connect the World, Connect People: Smart Vehicles’ – a notion that is very much in line with BMW Group’s vision to create premium mobility technologies for the future with all the distinctive appeals of BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorrad,” said Stefan Teuchert, president, BMW Group Thailand. “Our highlights for the Expo,

such as the BMW M4 GTS and iPerformanceplug-in hybrid models, all reflect this commitment.” BMW customers will enjoy fantastic value with the following special offers in the 2016 Motor Expo: • One-year extension to the BMW Service Inclusive (BSI) program for a total maintenance coverage of six years / 120,000 kilometers plus six-year warranty with no mileage limit* • Customers purchasing the BMW M4 Competition Package and the BMW M4 GTS by December 31 will be able to join a five-day, four-night trip to Germany to take part in the BMW M Driver Training program. The package covers air fares, accommodation, and a guided

tour of Munich for one person. * Exclusive offer for customers booking a vehicle in the Motor Expo 2016 event with delivery due by December 31, 2016. Par ticipating models only. Please contact authorized BMW dealers for more information. Customers deciding upon a MINI purchase during the Motor Expo period with delivery due by December 31,2016 will be able to take advantage of these exclusive offers: • Complimentary 128GB iPhone 7 • MINI Services Inclusive maintenance program, covering five years /100,000 kilometers in mileage plus five-year warranty with no mileage limit • 0 percent interest offer for the MINI Countryman

PTTEP joins the Executive Plenary Session at the 10thEdition of IPTC

Some 2,000 badminton contestants participated in the Sawasdee Cup 2016, opened by K o r n T h a p p a r a n g s i , president of the Astec Pattaya Badminton. Competitors included world champions Wang Lin and Shen Ye from China. Henceforth, the Sawasdee Cup will be held every November.

Somporn Vongvuthipornchai (4th from right), president and chief executive officer of PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), together with other top executives from leading oil and gas companies, engaged in the Executive Plenary Session on “Innovation and Efficiency Excellence for Our Energy Future” at the 10th edition of the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) hosted by PTTEP in Bangkok. The

participants in the plenary session presented their viewpoints and exchanged experiences in regard to the technology development and efficiency improvement amid the current situation in the oil and gas industry. Held at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Center at CentralWorld hotel, the IPTC event this year was attended by more than 3,700 professionals from over 50 countries worldwide.


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Our Community A ride through the countryside The inaugural Father Ray Charity Bike Ride took place recently on a balmy Sunday morning. The sun was barely up when several hundred cycling enthusiasts, young and old, Thai and foreign, gathered at the Father Ray Children’s Home in Nongprue to take part in a 30 kilometer ride through the countryside. The event was organised to raise much needed funds for the Education Fund at the Father Ray Foundation, Pattaya’s largest charitable organization which today cares for and educates 850 underprivileged children and students with disabilities. As the sun rose and the crowds gathered, the chefs from the Chef’s Association of Pattaya were on hand to provide a healthy pre-ride breakfast and also a post-ride brunch, and as usual the food they cooked was delicious. Mai Chaiyanit, mayor of Nongprue, together with former MP, Poramet Ngampichet, as well as Father Peter and Father Michael from the Father Ray Foundation, welcomed the gathered riders, wishing them luck, offering words of encouragement and also gave a blessing. Prior to the start of the ride, the cyclists, mostly all dressed in black, stood in silence to remember and to pay their respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol. The ride started before it

got too hot and as the riders departed the sun was shining and there was a slight breeze. Leaving the Children’s Home they cycled past the elephants eating breakfast at the nearby Elephant Village, past fields of fruits and vegetables, around the nearby lake and along the dusty lanes until they returned to the Home where they

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received a small memento. For all those people who live in Pattaya and never venture over to the ‘dark side’, you are only a short distance from the beautiful countryside; it’s a shame not to take advantage of it. More than 300,000 baht was raised during the event, and it is never too early to start training for next year’s ride.

Amari Pattaya Organises CSR Activity for Students Amari Pattaya organised the “First Step Activity” to provide educational opportunities for students at the Banglamung Home For Boys. This activity was a part of Amari Pattaya’s CSR project aimed at educating students in the Pattaya area in order to help them prepare for their future careers by gaining practical experience outside the classroom and gaining knowledge of the hotel industry in a real-world professional environment. The training modules included a hotel inspection and an introduction to the operation of a hotel. Later, in a cooking class led by Chef Wongduan Dowreuang at Mantra Restaurant & Bar, the students successfully learned how to cook pizza and had lunch together. The students enjoyed the cooking workshop and learning about the hotel.

Amari Pattaya believe that they can inspire younger generations to grow up to have a bright, shining future.


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Our Community SOS Rice Appeal 2016 Hotel Baraquda MGallery by Derek Franklin This year’s SOS Rice Appeal will take place from the December 3 to 5 at locations throughout Pattaya. This annual campaign is organised by the Father Ray Foundation to raise food to feed the 850 underprivileged children and students with disabilities currently in its care.

Your donation will ensure the blind students, the children with special needs and the vocational students with disabilities will have enough food so they can concentrate on their studies. It will also help feed the toddlers who attend the Father Ray Day Care Center and who receive a nutritious breakfast on arrival.

From December 3 to 5 the children and students from the Foundation will be at supermarkets throughout the city and you can also donate at most 7-Eleven stores in Pattaya, and all they ask is that you add an extra bag of rice to your shopping basket and donate it to the children. All cash collected in donation boxes will be used to purchase food for the children.

Your donation will also mean the residents of the Father Ray Children’s Home, Children’s Village and the Drop-In Center never go to bed feeling hungry. Each year the Father Ray Foundation uses 75,000 kgs of rice, but this year they also need cooking oil, salt, sugar, fish sauce, canned fish and dried noodles. More info at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org

Big Cleaning Day at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien management and team led by Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager, cleaned up the hotel’s public areas including the gutters in parking lot and swimming pool areas as part of the Centara Cares initiative to raise awareness on environmental issues.

by Sofitel and Mercure Pattaya giving back to the local community

Owner’s representative Wong Swee Huat and Cluster General Manager Gerald Hougardy along with the management and staff of Mercure Hotel Pattaya and Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel showed their earnest solidarity recently by giving back to the local community with a visit to the Karunyawet Home for the elderly and people with disabilities. The teams hosted lunch for the residents and donated some essential items to the home. The donation formed part of the properties’ long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) to assist those less fortunate than others in the Pattaya area.

“Pink period” art exhibition Sky Lobby, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Centara Grand at CentralWorld invites all to ‘Pink period art exhibition’ by Jiraros Kewjaila (Mikey), Mikey’s first-ever gallery show, December 15, 2016 to March 15, 2017, 10 am to 10 pm everyday. For his first outing, he has chosen

a “pink period” theme, infusing a rose-tinted flavor into his dreamlike, sometimes nightmarish, vision of a haunted world. The proceeds from this show will be divided between Mikey’s education fund and Opera Siam’s DasJati Project,

administered by the Bangkok Opera Foundation, which has dedicated the project to the memory of HM King Rama IX. Michael Jiraros, 19 years of age, comes from the North. He had a dramatic childhood, and ended up orphaned and

alone in the capital city when his work came to the attention of Somtow Sucharitkul who brought him to live in his home. He works out of a private studio in Somtow’s house and is collecting funds to continue his studies, hopefully at Egon Schiele’s alma mater, the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. For more information or a catalogue, contact 02 100 1234 extension 6753-56


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If you haven’t already visited Centara Grand Mirage – be prepared to be impressed! This extraordinary hotel is Pattaya’s first unique, themed hotel and it is a remarkable feat of architectural engineering and innovative design concepts. The hotel is created as two soaring 18-storey towers connected by sky bridges and set on the fine sands of Wong Amat Beach. The exterior boasts its own jungle, water park, monsoon island, river, waterfalls, water sports, boating, fishing and kayaking, while the interior décor is a dwarfing experience of towering wooden columns, rock-clad walls and colossal contemporary works of art. The design is truly titanic in its conception. Centara Grand Mirage prides itself on its coterie of speciality restaurants and bars. Flames is a beachfront BBQ and grill, Coast a trendy Beach Bar & Grill, Waves hits the cocktail scene, Ginger and Lime has a Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese menu, while Acqua serves contemporary Italian cuisine. However, Mick and I had been invited to Oasis, the resort’s all-day dining outlet. This restaurant is huge, having just undergone a major renovation that has increased the seating by almost 100 and it now boasts 288 outdoor seats with 192 inside. Ditto the menu – it’s huge – with eight pages of imaginative food items to satisfy the hungriest during its 17-hour opening times. Chef Romand from Germany and his brigade produce some extraordinary combo plates whether it be surf, turf, fish

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Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya welcomes the new pool

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya is now turning up its volume to entertain you with a whole new experience that is as stylishly rock ‘n’ roll as it is unique.

Located on Pattaya Beach Road overlooking the sunset of the Gulf of Thailand, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya has completed its extensive pool renovation after two months of upgrading work. The largest free-form swimming pool on the Eastern Seaboard is now equipped with more kid’s activities, slides, frames, Jacuzzis, sun decks, underwater speakers, LED lighting that makes you feel as if you are swimming among the stars, and much more await you to jump in and enjoy. The list of new amenities, restaurants, bars and services all add up to elevate the renewed Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya into the list of must-see destinations in Pattaya, much like it was 15 years ago when the property first opened its doors. Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya also offers one-year membership for Body Rock Fitness Club at a special price of 23,000 baht per person and 38,000 baht per couple. You will be entitled to free personal trainer, access to the great pool, steam and sauna room, cold plunge and additional discounts, 30 percent on room, 25 percent on spa treatments and 15 percent on F&B, all-year round. For more information, call 038 428 755-9 or toll-free 1800 999 001 (within Thailand).


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Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show showcases Thailand's marine industry to the world

Following recent improvements to the rules for international yachts visiting Pattaya, and the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service set to be launched January 1, 2017, Thailand's marine tourism industry is poised for dramatic growth. Government investment is at an all time high – a sign of the importance of marine tourism to the national economy – while the record-setting 5th edition of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show was held to boost marine tourism in the Gulf of Thailand and showcase Thailand's marine industry to the world. With an expanded line-up of 28 boats in-the-water and more onshore, more than 6,000 visitors experienced a world-class marine and lifestyle festival from November 24 to 27, 2016. Ranging from small day boats up to superyachts, the three largest boats on display at this year's show included the Monte Carlo Yachts 86, Princess 88 Motor Yacht and the largest of all – the 41-metre Ocean Emerald, which starred in the recent Hollywood movie, Point Break (2015). Sail and power, large and small (and everything in between), the show offered something for all and also included a selection of brokerage yachts. International boat brands from Europe and the USA displayed alongside the best local builds from Thailand's much revered boat building industry, a sign of the increased interest in boat ownership, and a driver of future charter market growth.

“It's very encouraging to see how the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show continues to grow each year. This year we have the largest number of boats ever on display and onshore there is diverse range of products from marine to lifestyle as well as luxury property. Over the four-day show there were lots for visitors to do and Ocean Marina is a great place for families and friends to meet and relax by the sea,” said Dr Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, managing director, Ocean Property. In honour of His Majesty late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, there was a special sailing exhibition titled “The King Rama IX’s Sailing of Exhibition” which showcased His Majesty’s sailing achievements. In addition to the impressive boat line-up, there were all manner of marine products, accessories and services, as well as charter, insurance, marine toys and gadgets, and water sports. Onshore some of Thailand's finest properties were exhibiting as well as a collection of lifestyle products and services that complement the nautical lifestyle. “Pattaya is already Thailand's domestic marine leisure playground. With the Gulf of Thailand opening up to visiting international yachts and the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show showcasing Thailand's marine industry to the world, we expect to see the region grow considerably in the coming years and underscore its billing as the “Riviera of Asia”, added Dr Tirachai.


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Wyndham Wine Tasting at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya Hotel Baraquda Pattaya, MGallery By Sofitel hosted a wine tasting event at the hotel’s rooftop Sunset Lounge featuring an exquisite selection from the Wyndham Estate. George Wyndham established his estate in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia in 1828 and planted the first vineyard in 1830. Wyndham Wine Ambassador Quentin Sapis, prestige manager at Pernod Ricard Thailand, was on hand to introduce the wine lineup and meet and greet the wine aficionados at the event. The hotel’s culinary brigade prepared delectable canapés and comfort food station to complement with the wines Chardonnay, juicy dark red Merlot, light but spicy blend Cabernet Merlot, and Shiraz. Sunset Lounge with its sweeping vista of Pattaya at night regularly serves tapas, cocktails and wines. For special offers, contact 038 769 999 or info@hotelbaraquda.com.


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Ferrari Owners’ Club Mourning ceremony to visits Amari Phuket King Rama 9 at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport

Amari Phuket’s representatives, Pierre-Andre Pelletier (right), vice president and area general manager – South Thailand, and Tipaporn Koonphol (left), deputy general manager, welcomed a group of more than 20 Ferrari car owners from the Ferrari Owners’ Club Singapore during their stay at Amari Phuket. The group came to Phuket for their annual get-together and organised a CSR activity for a school in Phuket. Seen in photo are Ferrari Owners’ Club Singapore vice president Leong Kah Wah (2nd left), president Teo Bee Tat Gregory (centre) and motoring director Wong Jes (2nd right).

Chaiwat Utaiwan (3rd right), chairman of the board of Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel Company Limited (SAH), presided over “The Bow Obeisance Lamented Ceremony to King Rama 9” at the lobby of Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel joined by management and staff. All attendees listened to a mourning speech and stood quietly for 89 seconds to humbly commemorate the loss of the beloved King.

Holiday Inn Pattaya welcomes TAT Beijing FAM Trip

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Sombat Uthaisang on his 80th birthday celebration

Andre Brulhart (2nd left), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomes Sombat Uthaisang (3rd left), former deputy interior minister, on his 80th birthday celebration with his beloved family at the resort.

AVANI Pattaya welcomes Finland Ambassador

Thitiporn Boonsuk, director of Sales and Marketing – Holiday Inn Pattaya, welcomed Bangornrat Shinaprayoon, director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Beijing office representative together with major Chinese travel agencies at Holiday Inn Pattaya. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) China organized a mega familiarization trip from China to Thailand inclusive of more than 100 travel agents from China during October 30 to November 4, 2016 to update new tourist attractions, hotels and expand the opportunity for Pattaya market.

Korean Ambassador speaks NDC annual party held at before Korean-Thai Chamber Centara Grand at Central of Commerce meeting

Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

Neoh Kean Boon (second right), general manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya, welcomed H.E. Noh Kwang II (second left), Korean Ambassador to Thailand, when he visited the hotel to speak before CEOs and MDs of Korean local based companies during the Korean-Thai Chamber of Commerce Meeting 2016 held at the Napalai Convention Hall of the Dusit brand hotel. While in Chonburi, Ambassador Noh Kwang II also visited a CSR site in the province before meeting up with the participants led by Man Jae Lee, president of the Korean-Thai Chamber of Commerce. Seen in the photo are (L-R): Larry Choi, hotel executive assistant manager, Ambassador Noh Kwang II, GM Neoh Kean Boon and Pramot Sothana, hotel director of rooms.

Group hawk and tiger of the National Defence College led by Jariya Chirathivat (2nd left), senior vice president of Business Development at Central Retail Corporation, and friends jointly organized their annual party at Blue Sky Bar & Dining, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Seen in the photo from left: Jirapan Assawathanakul, president and CEO of Thaivivat Insurance Co., Ltd; Jariya Chirathivat; Lt. Gen. Navin Sumano, senior expert – Office of Permanent Secretary for Defence; RADM. Wisan Pantawangkul, commander-in-chief of the Submarine Squadron, Royal Thai Fleet; Pantip Sripimol, consultant of the State Enterprise Policy Office; RADM. Kritsadaporn Pantumputhi, director general of the Naval Acquisition Management Office and Lt. Gen. Nopporn Beawkhaimook, senior expert of the Royal Thai Army.

Somsak Tanruengsri (3rd right), general manager of AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa, had the honor of welcoming the Finnish Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven (4th right), to the resort. The ambassador came to stay at the new AVANI resort. Also in photo is Raimo Pahkasalo (4th left), First Secretary of the Embassy of Finland.

Centra Maris Jomtien adds up green area

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien management and team demonstrated their commitment to sustainability and environment management through a tree planting activity to increase the green areas at the resort and establish a green hotel operation.


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F&B Promotions Mirage Beach BBQ Night at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya offers every Thursday an incomparable gastronomic experience with “Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet”. Enjoy the resort’s natural setting by the sea while savoring tasty dishes and fresh produce from the sea that include tiger prawns, snapper fish wrapped in banana leaves, grilled squid with spicy sauce, and much more. For the ultimate entertainment, experience the musicians, Hawaii and fire dance shows on the beach from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. Mirage Beach BBQ Seafood Buffet is priced at only 1,299 baht ++ per person. For more information or table reservations, contact 038 714 981 or email irdcmbr@chr.co.th.

Experience 5 fabulous ABSOLUT Vodka cocktails at Rooftop Terrace, Holiday Inn Pattaya Begin your exclusive night with the right cocktail. Rooftop Terrace introduces five new cocktails by ABSOLUT vodka. Citron Kamikaze, Honey Mandarin, Summer Fruit, Raspberry Fizz and Citrus Tube together with an exclusive panoramic view of Pattaya City at only 250 baht net per glass. Experience the taste of ABSOLUT vodka cocktails every day from 5 to 11pm at Rooftop Terrace, 25th floor, Executive Tower, Holiday Inn Pattaya. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Meet the ‘English Butcher’ every Friday at Brasserie Europa BBQ Grill, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Enjoy your favourite meats and shellfish from the characteristic 'English Butcher,' where the items will be cooked à la minute and served at the table at Brasserie Europa every Friday from December 2, 2016 until March 31, 2017 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. Choices include succulent imported American, Australian and Argentinean prime cuts as well as a selection of seafood such as tiger prawns, bay scallops and salmon. In addition, “Special Ingredient” or “Dish of the Day” menu items selected carefully under the watchful eye of the hotel’s renowned Executive Chef James Norman will be presented on the table for guests to choose. The Friday Night BBQ grill and buffet is priced at 2,200 baht ++ per person including free-flow non-alcoholic beverages. For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 162 9000 or email brasserie.siambangkok@kempinski.com.

Warming Winter Yose Nabe Hot Pots to Share at Yamazato, The Okura Prestige Bangkok Get together with family and friends for two persons or more and enjoy the special Yose Nabe Hot Pot set. You can order a special warming hot pot set with seafood such as sea bream, yellowtail, salmon, shrimp, king crab, mussels, and oysters. The generous sets also include a medley of delicious chicken, rolled Chinese cabbage, tofu, leeks, bamboo shoots, a selection of Japanese mushrooms, rice cake, and a choice of udon noodles or rice porridge. Perfect for the winter months, Yose Nabe hot pot set is fun to cook, delicious to eat and a pleasure to share! Available for dinner from 6 to 10:30 pm during January 6 to 22, 2017. Yose Nabe hot pot is for two or more diners at 1,000 baht ++ per person. For more information and reservations, call 02 687 9000 or email yamazato@okurabangkok.com.

Experience the tasty dishes from the ingredient of the month ‘Strawberry’ at Drift, Horizon and Shore, Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya invites you to experience the tasty dishes featuring strawberry, the signature fruit of winter, available at Drift, Shore and Horizon throughout this December only. Drift on level 16 invites you to savor several tasty strawberry desserts including Strawberry Peach Melba, Pistachio Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, White Chocolate and Lemon Panna Cotta with Strawberry and Strawberry Macaron. Price starts from 130 baht nett. Available every day from 11 am to 11 pm. Horizon rooftop restaurant and bar on level 34 presents the creative menu Quail, Foie Gras and Strawberry for 750 baht nett. Available daily from 6 to 11 pm. Pay a visit to Shore on level 16 and taste the fresh Strawberry and Spinach Salad for 500 baht nett. Available daily from 9 am to 8 pm. For more information or reservations, contact 038 253 000 or bkkhp_fb@hilton.com or pattaya.hilton.com.

American BBQ Night at The World restaurant, Centara Grand at Central World BBQ lovers must not miss the special American BBQ night. Thursdays are for barbecue lovers as The World offers authentic offset smoked pulled pork, BBQ baby back ribs, beef ribs, smoked beef brisket and mouth-watering grilled chicken served with a variety of BBQ sauces such as Texas sweet, North Carolina vinegar, sweet and sour or Bourbon glaze as well as other favourites, which are available from the extensive buffet line and will help complete your dining experience. Indulge in the brilliant American style BBQ delights every Thursday night from 6 to 10:30 pm priced at 1,290 baht ++ per person with unlimited soft drinks. For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

Homemade Hoegaarden Rosee Ice Cream at Coco & Rum, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien 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 and quite a strong but sweet taste giving a hint of the Belgian-style beer with each bite. For more information, contact 038 103 333 or email cmj@chr.co.th.

Saturday Night Seafood Bonanza at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Seafood lover will enjoy a wide selection and variety of freshly grilled seafood including salmon, king crab, rock lobster, tiger prawn, fresh oyster trolley, and much more every Saturday night from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at only 1,299 baht ++ per person with half price for children from 6-12 years. Enjoy a sumptuous choice, taste and services, which will make the buffet a great choice for friends and family together. Live Circus show from 7 to 10 pm. Oasis Restaurant is located at the lower main lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 981.

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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

OASIS

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All-Day Dining

at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

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or fowl. For instance “the Big Catch” sharing plate offers half a superior Phuket lobster, grilled snow fish, tiger prawn and a leg of king crab for B.2,400 or for the meatier type a mixed grill sharing plate consists of a free-range chicken, Australian lamb chop and a chorizo sausage for B.720. Sausage lovers would be more than content with the Artisan Sausage Platter laden with grilled lamb, pork and beef sausages plus an Italian spicy version and the famous flavour-loaded Chiang Mai sausage. Chef had prepared us “Fall off the Bone” slow roasted beef short ribs accompanied by new potatoes and fresh vegetables. The succulent, juicy

meat (which had been marinated for 24 hours) did indeed fall away from the bone and had been smothered in their signature mesquite wood BBQ sauce which was simply sensational. Sweet but tangy with suspicions of some intriguing ingredients (he did hint at CocaCola!), it should definitely be bottled – we’d certainly buy a dozen bottles or two. Do try this dish; it is certainly one of the standout dishes on the menu and you’ll love that BBQ sauce. For fish lovers there’s steamed snow fish, pan-seared barramundi and that everyday staple, fish and chips. We were served a fishy appetiser of seared sesame-crusted tuna loin accompanied by squares

Slow Roasted Beef Short Ribs

Chef Romand

of watermelon, feta cheese and Japanese seven spices. It was another star dish, the sweet fruit and the tart cheese provided a sensational backdrop to the delicate barely seared tuna.

Lots more on the menu, subs and sandwiches, 200-gram Wagyu burgers and a house surf 'n' turf special embracing half a Canadian lobster loaded with a grilled Australian sirloin steak and onion hoagies, including every Italian’s favourite, penne with Italian spicy sausage. There’s a big Thai menu and a considerable Indian menu featuring prawn vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh and more. Don’t leave without sampling

Seared Sesame Tuna

Oasis Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya 277 Moo 5, Naklua, Banglamung, Chonburi Open from 6 am to 11 pm Tel: 038 301 234 Email: cmbr@chr.co.th www.centarahotelsresorts.com/ centaragrand/cmbr

Chocolate Lava Cake

MIXOLOG

Raspberry Twist

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INGREDIENTS MIXOLOGIST

Prawit Nalapalad

SIGNATURE DRINK Mojito

FAVORITE SPIRIT – PREFERRED BRAND Vodka – Absolut Raspberri

BIO

Bartender at Rooftop Terrace, Holiday Inn Pattaya Executive Tower

the chocolate lava cake, it’s a decadent chocolate volcano oozing with its molten surprise. Buffets are always a fun way to enjoy an evening meal sampling the profusion of delights laid out before you. Oasis excels in presenting its weekly Saturday Night Seafood Bonanza including every conceivable shellfish and succulent seafood. From 6:30 to 10:30 pm at a price of B.1,099++ your world is literally your oyster to wander to and from enjoying the polar freshness of it all plus there’s even a live circus show to entertain everyone. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is a phenomenon; it brings futuristic views of an ultramodern destination hotel including its innovative speciality restaurants and bars. Forwardthinking, cutting-edge décor and technology fuse to create an event destination that wows the sight and senses. Do visit soon and discover for yourself why everyone is talking about the marvel that is Centara Grand Mirage.

3 oz 1.5 oz 1 oz 0.75 oz 6.0 oz 0.75 oz

Absolut Raspberri crème de cacao (white) grenadine fresh lime juice mango juice syrup

GARNISH

mixed candy and gummies

HOW TO MIX

Put all ingredients into a blender with crushed ice. Blend well. Pour into a large brandy glass and garnish with mixed candy and gummies.

GLASS TYPE

Large Brandy Glass

CATEGORY Cocktail

Available at

Havana Bar, Terrazzo and Rooftop Terrace, Holiday Inn Pattaya


Enjoy an Unforgettable Celebration at Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya with Hilton’s exclusive hospitality offers fine dining and quality entertainment packages for Christmas and New Year celebrations. Christmas Celebrations at Hilton Pattaya At Edge, guests can savour dishes from around the world including carved traditional meat, poultry, fresh seafood and a live BBQ station. Select from Mediterranean and continental dishes along with an array of Christmas delights. Price is 2,550 baht nett per guest. Beverage package at 2,450 baht nett per guest inclusive of free flow of beer, wine, pouring spirits and sparkling wine. Available for dinner on December 24 from 6 to 11 pm and lunch on December 25 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. At Horizon, guests can celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with friends and family with a threecourse set Christmas menu priced at 3,450 baht nett per guest from 6 to 11 pm. New Year’s Eve and Day Celebration At Drift, guests will enjoy a la carte comfort food and casual dining at 2,950 baht nett per guest inclusive of free flow of wine, beer and pouring spirits. Private islands are available and limited. Advance reservation is recommended. Available on December 31 from 8 pm onwards. Edge offers selections from around the globe at 4,200 baht nett per guest. Beverage package at 3,250 baht nett per guest inclusive of free flow of wine, beer, pouring spirits and sparkling wine. Available on December 31 from 6 pm to 1 am. Horizon on level 34 with a 270-degree view of the majestic Pattaya bay and surrounding landscape has become the most sought-after venue for New Year celebrations. Casual fine dining along with a variety of premium selection cooked live is priced at 8,500 baht

nett per guest from 7 pm to1 am or enjoy exclusive beverage package at 4,150 baht nett per guest from 8:30 pm onwards. To start a New Year of 2017, Edge offers a New Year brunch. Health and vitality foods and power smoothies and cocktails will help revitalize the body and mind, allowing for a vibrant and energetic start to 2017. Price is 1,400 baht nett per guest, half price for children 6 to 12 years. Wine buffet at 1,350 baht nett per guest. Available on January 1, 2017 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Advance booking is essential. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000, e-mail Bkkhp_Pattaya_Festive@hilton.com or visit pattaya. hilton.com.

Celebrate festive season 2016 with family at Holiday Inn Pattaya Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you, your family and friends to celebrate the festive season in style at Cafe G and East Coast Kitchen. Celebrate Christmas Eve at Café G with delicious international buffet dinner featuring traditional Christmas fare with fresh local BBQ seafood, roasted Angus rib-eye, Sloane’s baked ham and variety traditional desserts. Magic show and carol singer will be provided. Santa will come with gifts for all kids on December 24 from 6 to 10 pm. Price is 1,590 baht net per person (food only). Freeflow beverage package 1,090 baht net per person. Kids 5-12 years old priced at 745 baht net per person. Kids less than 5 years eat free! December 25 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm at Café G, enjoy Christmas day with an array of Christmas fare including local seafood, roasted chicken, roasted lamb, Sloane’s baked ham and traditional Christmas desserts. Your kids will enjoy with magic show, carol singer and Santa will meet you with special gift for kids. Priced at 1,590 baht net per person (food only) and 1,490 baht net per person for outdoor terrace. Free-flow beverage package 1,090 baht net per person. Kids 5-12 years old priced at 745 baht net per person. Kids less than 5 years eat free! December 31 from 7 pm to 1am at East Coast Kitchen, welcome the New Year with an international buffet

featuring New Zealand lamb, Australian beef, fresh local BBQ seafood, live cooking station, imported cheese and homemade desserts with unlimited beverage package, live entertainment and lucky draw. Indoor priced at 4,499 baht net per person. Outdoor priced at 4,999 baht net per person. Kids 5-12 years old priced at 2,490 baht net per person. Kids less than 5 years eat free! For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Launches 2016 Festive Season Promotions Make it a joyous festive season and happy new year at Hilton and begin 2017 with beautiful moments, treasured memories and wonderful blessings with our dazzling promotions.

Christmas and New Year Brunch at Scalini (December 25, 2016 and January 1, 2017) Add real sparkle to Christmas and New Year celebrations with a sparkling Sunday brunch at Scalini. The special Sunday brunches include a lobster and oysters bar, roast turkey carved fresh with all the trimmings, and fabulous festive desserts including traditional Christmas pudding. Each brunch is fully inclusive of free-flow sparkling, red and white wines at 2,999 baht net per person.

Come and celebrate the New Year at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya with a magical gala dinner. Cape Dara Resort Pattaya invites you to welcome year 2017 together and be part of this memorable night. Guests can enjoy a lavish international buffet at only 2,900 baht ++ per person. For more information or table reservations, contact 038 933 888 or Line @capedara.

Festive Celebrations at InterContinental Bangkok

Festive High Tea at Mondo (November 28, 2016 to January 1, 2017) Start the festive celebrations with traditional high tea featuring home-made stollen, panettone, Christmas cake and special festive blends of tea and coffee. Add sparkle to the high tea with a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Price is 790 baht net per person. Fabulous Festive Dining at Scalini (November 28, 2016 to December 30, 2016) Scalini presents a fabulous four-course, festive set menu that’s simply perfect for business, social and family celebrations. The set menu features three tempting choices for each course. Scalini also offers full à la carte dining options throughout the festive period excluding December 31, 2016. Price is 1,899 baht net per person.

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

New Year’s Eve Celebrations (December 31, 2016) Get set for 2017 at Scalini with the amazing New Year’s Eve celebration dinner that combines fabulous buffet choices, including fresh oysters and lobster, and a selection of 10 main courses cooked to order and served at the table. Free-flow sparkling, red and white wines available throughout the evening as well as delightful, easy listening entertainment. Price is 3,499 baht net per person for dinner at Scalini. Advance reservation required. For information, call 02 620 6666, email bkksu.info@hilton.com or visit the hotel’s website on Hilton.com.

Enjoy the best cuisine from around the world this holiday season at Espresso, InterContinental Bangkok where you’ll find a combination of extravagant à la carte menus, traditional buffet spreads and the epitome of sophisticated dining. Whether on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or late into the night on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Espresso is just the place to make your holiday memories special. Christmas Eve Lunch and Dinner 2,880 baht ++ Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner 2,880 baht ++ New Year’s Eve Brunch 2,100 baht ++ New Year’s Eve Dinner 3,150 baht ++ New Year’s Day Brunch 2,100 baht ++ For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 656 0444 or visit www.bangkok.intercontinental.com.


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Chef Pelle

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

AKVAVIT GRILL & BAR

Jomtien’s Swedish Kitchen

Swedish chef Pelle Petterson is the hands-on proprietor of this most convivial Jomtien restaurant and bar. His international chefery is evident from the eclectic a la carte menu to the daily and weekly set menus. He is the Scandinavian light in this kitchen ensuring that all dishes receive his Swedish touch but he also finds time to happily appear restaurant-side to chat with his guests and make informed recommendations. The striking frontage is eyecatching with a contemporary lit bar lighting the restaurant’s façade on the ground floor plus a further two levels of zone serving offering al fresco or an air-conditioned dining room. Chef Pelle’s homeland sparkles through the menu with a nod to this healthy, interesting cuisine and a wink to international fare that makes regulars and newcomers seek out these tables. Toast Skagen is an absolute classic dish and has come to symbolize elegance in Swedish food. Fresh, sweet prawns are mixed with dill mayonnaise and seasoning and either served on toast (B.195) or used as a filling, in this case in a pepper marinated salmon roll. We opted for a dish called SOS which stands for “smor, ost och sill” which basically describes the herring and other ingredients. We are huge fans of herring and the two varieties were just sensational. Accompanied by Skagen mix, egg, sour cream, chopped onion and

SOS

T-Bone Steak

boiled potatoes, it is a winner of a dish. Other classic appetisers include pink pepper marinated salmon roll, shrimp cocktail (B.325), fresh oysters and cold Norwegian salmon with Parmesan cheese and capers. Burgers are a popular choice, especially the house Akvavit burger which comes with coleslaw, dressing, aioli, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, bacon, cheese, jalapeno chilies and French fries. The planked steaks and fish are another popular option. We noted many a laden wooden board heading across the restaurant but we were here to try the new dishes so I opted for the Norwegian Halibut while Mick chose the Schnitzel Scandinavian style which came served with anchovies and capers

and a very tasty red wine sauce. The halibut was delicious, two thick fillets of the snowy white fish were accompanied by asparagus, mixed vegetables, pressed potatoes, clarified butter and a small dish of freshly grated horseradish for that final sparkle. Salmon of course is a star of Scandinavian cuisine and here it is served grilled with duchesse potatoes, hollandaise sauce and fresh vegetables. Swedish meatballs, made popular by a certain furniture store, appear on the menu but these are Akvavit style and are served in a creamy gravy with mashed potatoes and lingonberries. For meatier types, the classic dish “elephant ear” should not be overlooked.

Norwegian Halibut

It’s a very large and very thin beef slice flavoured with butter and accompanied by a light Merlot sauce and French fries. Along with all this, the Australian and Argentinean steaks come highly recommended: the classic Chateaubriand Provencale is a whole fillet weighing in at 500 grams for two people to share at B.1,350. (Allow 25 minutes once ordered). There’s also a Thai menu offering 18 dishes from tom yum soup to whole fried sea bass with garlic and pepper. Recommended desserts include their lemon tart, a decadent meringue Suisse laden with whipped cream and ice cream plus apple pie and that chocolate dream of lava cake. Serving Swedish cuisine with a twist, Akvavit successfully gives us a peep into this interesting cuisine. Pelle is always on hand to help and recommend before darting back into the kitchen to direct his chefs. Their weekend buffet is also proving

a great success. From 12 noon to 4 pm for only B.335 you can take your fill of Swedish meatballs in cream sauce, chicken fajitas, roast beef, pastas, Pytt Bellman (a sort of Swedish hash), grilled honey ham, BBQ ribs and much more. The “After Beach” Happy Hour runs from 3 till 6 pm with lots of imbibing bargains to be had. If it’s just a bar snack you fancy then you’re in for a treat with a creative list of snacks ranging from fried glazed chicken wings with blue cheese dressing (B.170), deepfried onion rings, sushi plates from B.290 plus platters of cold cuts and cheeses. So many reasons to visit this gastro-bar restaurant – come here for a taste of international cuisine with Chef Pelle’s inimitable Swedish twist. Catering service available. Akvavit Jomtien Beach Road, corner of Soi 3 Open from 10 am till late Tel: 038 233 672 www.akvavitjomtien.com


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Treatments at Thonglor Clinic

Ultraformer III Face Lifting (Tightening and Brightening) Before & After

by Thonglor Clinic

Thonglor Clinic, where you can reclaim the damages that years gone by have done to your appearance. There are many ways to turn back the clock and erase signs of aging. Come and visit us for a free consultation where our doctors and personnel will listen carefully to your wishes and present you with your alternatives. Our appearance is the first thing most people see and react to. It is important to maintain and preserve our looks. We owe it to ourselves. Most people have heard of Botox but do you really know what it does and the possibilities that this treatment offers? Often this treatment is combined with fillers. This is a form of hyaluronic acid that injected by a professional, can restore volume to our facial features that have sagged over the years, resulting in unsightly wrinkles. Other treatments are available; lifting with absorbable suture material is very popular. Skin can be resurfaced and rejuvenated by the use of laser treatments. Unsightly brown spots of small red blood vessels can also be eliminated with our “Perfect laser�. Homeopathic treatments like Made and Collagen can also revitalize your skin and bring back a positive glow instead of a tired look. Even more recent advances in the field of focused high frequency heat waves now offer a lifting effect with HIFU Ultraformer. This very effective machine does a deep tissue lifting without pain or down time so is perfect for tourists. The effect is immediate and keeps increasing over

Ultraformer III Applications for Body Lifting (Tightening & Contouring)

a couple of months. All it takes is a few hours of your time and you can look much younger and refreshed. Surgery is also a more radical and permanent alternative for people that have more free time. Droopy eyelids can be corrected without any hospitalization. Fatty

deposits can be sculpted also on an outpatient basis. More complicated surgeries like breast enlargement or facelift involve a short stay in hospital with professional aftercare at our clinic. Whatever your needs we will try to fulfill your desires. Come and

meet our team at Thonglor Clinic on Thappraya Road or visit our Bangkok branch in Thonglor.

For more information, contact Thonglor Clinic Pattaya on 038 252 055.


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of the skin, while gently erasing signs of aging in the top layer of skin. This exceptional laser treatment selectively delivers amplified pulses of light to the dermis, which causes injury, followed by subsequent repair and stimulation of the existing collagen. Since the epidermis is rarely damaged by this treatment, there are no visible signs that the skin is being rejuvenated as there is with other traditional ablative procedures. The laser rejuvenation can reduce the signs of aging and sun damage, including fine wrinkles, superficial acne scars, enlarged pores, freckles and uneven pigmentation.

Facial Laser Rejuvenation Facial laser rejuvenation with the CoolGlide ND: Yag Laser is becoming one of our clinic’s most popular cosmetic procedures. Laser rejuvenation is non-ablative treatment that works to repair collagen in the dermis, or deepest layer

Microdermabrasion It uses a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks. It improves age spots and black heads, exfoliates your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance. It helps thicken your collagen, which results in a youngerlooking complexion. Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin.

Experience “Kati Basti” back relief treatment at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Spa Cenvaree located on 26th floor of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is offering Kati Basti, an intensive back relief treatment that lasts for 75 minutes and features a fusion of de-stress back massage and Ayurvedic back relief therapy to relieve back tension. Focusing on lubricating the connective tissues with herbal oils, the treatment relieves backaches while providing deep relaxation throughout the body, priced at 2,500 baht ++ per person for 75 minutes. For more information or reservations, contact 02 100 1234 ext 6511, 6516 or email spacgcw@chr.co.th.

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 pattaya@devaranaspa.com.

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Krabi Krabong

by Rory Coughlan

Krabi Krabong is a weapon-based martial art originating in Thailand. It is an art of defending oneself through the use of a curved sword. Krabi Krabong’s philosophy came to life when Siam warriors fought for the welfare of Thailand during the Burmese war. The art makes use of weapons most of the time but this martial art also uses kicking and empty-hand techniques to defeat an opponent using the art Muay Boran. Warriors fought for survival, thus combat techniques at the time were especially deadly, utilizing spears, swords, knives and arrows. The system's name refers to its main weapons, namely the curved sword (krabi) and staff (krabong). Typically, two swords are wielded as a pair. We are born to fight for survival, and that is what the philosophy of Krabi Krabong is about. It is a living martial art with underlying emotion attached to it: the fast destruction of the opponent in order to win and survive. This emotion originated from the way ancient Siam warriors defended their homeland against invaders. Therefore, the core philosophy of Krabi Krabong is to fight the opponents and to destruct their motives in the fastest, most effective manner. This entails combined efforts of the mind and to quickly create tactics that will defeat the enemy. It is due to this aspect that Krabi Krabong is highly honored and Krabi Krabong warriors are highly respected for their ferocity and fighting spirit. This Thai martial art upholds power, simplicity and speed—a perfect combination to incapacitate an opponent. “The sword was the If weapons broke for example, battle would resume using these principle weapon during the deadly unarmed techniques. Krabi Krabong is therefore not merely turbulent history of Siam but some weapons exhibition, but rather a complete battlefield art the art of fighting was taken teaching principles of deadly combat. It can further be applied to a step further in the skill by everyday self-defense. warriors who fought with Effective technique in Krabi Krabong is a combination of both blades in both hands.” weapons use and striking. Weapons have their own attacking styles, – Por Kru Samai Mesamarn while complemented with kick-based striking for further attack and Buddhai Swan Sword defense. Each weapon has its own dance. The dance aspect teaches Fighting Institute grace and elegance, with essential movements of combat.

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Want younger-looking skin?

Can you say Garbanzo? Chickpeas are a humble bean with lots of benefits. They're full of fiber and healthy protein to help you keep full while allowing you to stay slim. They also help fend off high cholesterol and diabetes. Best of all, they're great for your skin. The ubiquitous legume, prominent in the cuisines of Italy, Greece, India, Spain and the Middle East, contains manganese, which helps your skin cells produce energy

and fight wrinkle-causing free radical damage. They also provide molybdenum, a trace mineral that assists your body to process sulphites—a commonly-found food preservative that's unkind to your skin. Also known as garbanzo and cici beans, chickpeas contain folate to help repair skin cells damaged by sun and toxins. So if you want to look younger, make garbanzo beans a regular part of your diet. Try them in humus, on salads, with pasta, or in chili. Chickpeas are not quite Botox in a bowl, but they'll do a lot to nourish your beauty from the inside-out.


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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya MOANA

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A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demigod Maui.

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Blue & Lonesome is the forthcoming 23rd British and 25th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, set to be released on December 2, 2016. It is the band's first album to feature only cover songs and the most covers on a Stones album next to the group's debut album, The Rolling Stones, in 1964. It will be their first studio release since 2005's A Bigger Bang. "Just Your Fool", a Little Walter cover, was released as the first single from the album on October 6. Eric Clapton has contributed guitar on two tracks. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Just Your Fool Commit a Crime Blue and Lonesome All of Your Love I Gotta Go Everybody Knows About My Good Thing 7. Ride 'Em On Down 8. Hate to See You Go

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1-15 december 2016

Jomtien Complex Thankful Knowledge opens new school Condotel by Barry Kenyon

The future of luxury living today

Thankful Knowledge Learning Center (TKLC), which specializes in teaching English, Thai and German, has moved to Central Pattaya near Foodland. The center also teaches academic improvement for primary and secondary level students in major subjects such as mathematics, art and science. The Thankful Knowledge Learning Center might not be the biggest school in the city but are the most caring when it comes to their students. The teachers treat each student as an individual. The motto of TKLC is "Students prosperity is our priority". And that is exactly what TKLC is all about: The progress of their students!

The well-selected team of dedicated, eligible and friendly teachers from Europe and Asia ensures the best possible modern and individually tailored teaching methods to guarantee real outcomes for each and every student. They use up-to-date and worldwide recognized teaching material and created course plans together with the students and according to their personal needs and requests. The Thankful Knowledge Learning Center is approved by the Ministry of Education. Call 090 124 7077 for more information or visit their website at www.thankful-knowledge.com

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ominating the Jomtien skyline as you approach from Pattaya are the twin towers of Jomtien Complex Condotel. The Roman architectural-style complex was the very first high-rise condo along the sea front built in the 1990s. "I decided to invest there in 2011," says former executive committee chairman Bruce Janis, "because of the superb location which means you don't have to cross a busy road to reach the adjacent beach, the excellence of the building materials and the great facilities on offer." Continued on page 4/24

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Conrad Koh Samui and Conrad Koh Samui Residences win two recognitions

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Issue 22

1-15 December 2016

Property

South East Asia Property Awards 2016 The South East Asia Property Awards, now in its sixth very successful year, is the largest, most prestigious and certainly the most recognized industry awards event in the Asia Pacific region. As the grand finale of the prestigious series, presented by Hansgrohe and organized by PropertyGuru, Asia’s leading online property group, the event held on the 24th of last month at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore attracted more than 400 of the best known and up-and-coming names in real estate. Last year’s winners included a record being set when the Far East Organization became the first company ever to win the prestigious Best Developer (South East Asia) title twice at the glamorous black-tie ceremony after previously claiming the honor in 2011. The Far East Organization also took home Best Commercial Development for SBF Centre and The Green Mark Platinum-certified project that won the Best Green Development (South East Asia). One of last year’s highlights was when Singapore industry giant GuocoLand won the coveted Best Condominium (South East Asia) trophy for Singapore’s Garden City District 10. This year’s gala event also featured the second annual Property Report Congress--a unique two day opportunity to celebrate the region’s

established and emerging property markets by meeting industry leaders who are redefining those markets. Featured were insights from some 30 speakers including winners and judges of the Property Awards. The second evening featured the gala dinner and presentation of the property awards. Entries had been submitted by industry players as well as the general public and, once again, administered by one of the world’s largest and most respected accounting firms, BDO International, represented in Southeast Asia by Paul Ashburn. One of the most dynamic winners of the evening was when Malaysia’s Sime Darby Property collected its

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first regional Best Developer (South East Asia) award, ahead of its other competing national winners from Cambodia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore. According to the esteemed judges, as published in Property Report Asia Magazine, the Best Developer (South East Asia) winner is an all-rounder with a long-term commitment in the Malaysian real estate industry. “Inheriting its legacy of excellence in plantations, one of the Sime Darby Group’s core businesses, Sime Darby Property is a prominent developer with a 40-year track record of developing sustainable communities and with expertise in property development, property investment and asset management. Given its significance and constant reinvention, Sime Darby Property is certainly an integral part of developing Malaysia’s history, and now Asia Property Awards history as the 2016 Best Developer (South East Asia).” Indonesia, which led the grand final with a total of 15 nominations, finished the evening with two regional design awards for Sinar Mas Land and Intiland Development. The highlight of the events award presentations for us here in Thailand was of course MahaSamutr by PACE Development Corporation PLC, winner of both Best Villa/Housing Development (South East Asia) and Best Residential Architectural Design (South East Asia) and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok by MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation who won Best Residential Interior Design (South East Asia). That was not all for Thailand as the Siam Piwat Co Ltd’s Siam Discovery was voted Southeast Asia’s Best Commercial Development. Winning these high profile

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

property awards made it clear to all neighboring nations that Thailand continues to be a regional leader, producing some of the best developers, designers and achievers in the industry. The Philippines emerged with two regional winners: a Special Recognition in Sustainable Design (South East Asia) for well-known green developer ArthaLand for its Bonifacio Global City-based ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower development and Best Hotel Architectural Design (South East Asia) for the Conrad Manila by SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Following their triple victory at the Vietnam Property Awards, that country’s Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City by Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh Stadt Ltd. continued their winning streak, with the Best Green Development (South East Asia) title. Adding another accolade to Singapore’s Chiu Teng Group was it’s being named the regional winner in a new category: Best Boutique Developer (South East Asia). From Phnom Penh to Jakarta, the South East Asia Property Awards was attended by more than 400 VIPs and senior industry figures gathered to celebrate the successes of the region’s winners after more than a year of hard work. The 2016 South East Asia Property Awards edition began with the launch of the Cambodia Property Awards in late 2015, leading up to the Indonesia Property Awards 2016 in Jakarta in October. During the entire process, nearly 190 awards have been presented to Southeast Asia’s finest real estate developers and developments in this year. More than 3,000 guests-including top government officials, global experts, senior industry figures,

Specialist (CIPS) and a CIPS certification instructor with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States. He is an instructor with the Thailand Real Estate and Business School (TREBS) and heads the International Marketing Committee as vice president for the Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand. He also is a council member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, the New York-based international research and consulting firm, and is a registered consultant with the Coleman Research Group in Hong Kong. He has been a national panel judge with the Thailand Property Awards for 10 years. Having done business successfully in the Eastern Seaboard/Pattaya area for over 20 years, Clayton Wade is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his public speaking and television presentations as well as

the media, and even royalty--have been welcomed at the gala dinner ceremonies. The high-level Property Report Congress conference series of Asia’s industry-leading Property Report magazine was a great success. I was much honored to have acted as moderator for the Thailand panel at the Property Report Congress, and to have presented Deutsches Haus Ho Chi Minh City with the Best Green Development award. In closing the hugely successful event, Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the Asia Property Awards, said “2016 has been a momentous year for the Asia Property Awards. Since starting 11 years ago the Awards have always endeavored to reward the best in local real estate and produce credible winners with a transparent entry and judging system. We have achieved this goal by developing the most detailed and comprehensive entry system of any property awards in the world.” “Southeast Asia’s property sector has come a long way in the last decade and we are proud to have been a part of that growth,” Blackburn added. Again it proved to be another powerful statement as to the accomplishments and capabilities of all our South East Asia countries in the property development and design sector. Bravo Property Guru and Bravo South East Asia! For a full list of winners and highly commended at the South East Asia Property Awards 2015 visit: http://www. property-report.com or email: info@ asiapropertyawards.com. You may also follow #AsiaPropertyAwards to join the conversation about the Asia Property Awards series on social media.

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


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1-15 december 2016

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Jomtien Complex Condotel Continued from page 1/21

Bruce adds he has always been impressed by the competent and thorough management structures and the fact that virtually 100 percent of the owners pay their common area fee promptly. That is always a key sign of well-run condominiums. There are 550 units at Jomtien Complex Condo which range from studios to penthouses, all empowered by an impressive range of services. They include two restaurants, mailbox and post office facilities, laundries, a minimart, large swimming pool, a fitness centre with the latest equipment, a sauna, two tennis courts (currently undergoing resurfacing) and a host of other popular sports amenities. There are comprehensive room cleaning services on offer for owners and renters and an elected executive committee which oversees finances and all work-related performance. Not to mention comprehensive 24-hour security and ample on-site parking. "What distinguishes Jomtien Complex Condotel from so many others," explains Bruce, a Chicago-born entrepreneur, engineer and fluent Thai speaker, "is the attention to detail here. It's a five-star building in a five-star location with an ongoing commitment to improvements. At the moment, there's an elevator replacement project, a fire prevention system under renovation and an improved water-supply being implemented." He adds that the building provides comprehensive WIFI, security monitoring and cable TV offering 200 channels. A fiberoptic communications backbone is envisioned for the near future.

Apart from being exceptionally well-run, Jomtien Complex Condotel has a vision, namely to adapt and to change to the various new horizons now appertaining to the greater Pattaya area. For example, there is now a greater emphasis on family-centered residences for both tourists and long-stayers. The comprehensive facilities at Jomtien Complex Condotel, which include

a kiddy pool, ping-pong facility, etc, increasingly reflect the changing composition of the clientele in Jomtien. One recent trend too has been the growing number of Scandinavians at the Condotel who include business people and retirees as well as short-term tourists. Jomtien is now the principal development district of the greater Pattaya area and the Condotel is in a first class geographical position with its panoramic sea view. Within a few minutes' walk are dozens of high-class restaurants and food centres, beer garden pubs, department stores, discotheques and two plazas. Yet the area is much less frenetic than neighbouring Pattaya and - a big bonus many would say - no go-go style nightclubs. The opening of Jomtien Second Road has reduced traffic congestion in the immediate area by allowing through-traffic to bypass Beach Road. There is much more to come but it will take time. New arterial roads are scheduled to link the resort with both Rayong, an industrial hub in its own right, and Laem Chabang, one of the largest ports in Asia and 20th biggest in the world. A high-speed railway will eventually link the airport at U Tapao first to Jomtien and then to the metropolis. As Bruce concludes, "Jomtien Complex Condotel is in the right place at the right time: to take advantage of all the trends in superior class tourism which are now changing the face of the Eastern Seaboard."


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Legal Advice L E G A L A DV I C E

Issue 22

1-15 december 2016

by Magna Carta Law Office

Termination of Employment When an employment defines a fixed duration, the contract of employment expires upon the completion of the period specified in the contract without the need to give advance notice. When an employment does not define a specific period, an employer can terminate an employment of an employee or an employee can resign from a job by giving an advance written notice to the other party before the next date of a wage payment falls due. When there is a termination without cause, it is compulsory that the employer gives a written notice and make severance payment to the employee according to the length of uninterrupted service, as follows:

c. The employee is committing negligent acts causing serious damage to the employer; d. The employee is violating work rule, regulations, or lawful and just order for the employer after written warning has been issued by the employer, except for a serious case with no requirement for the employer to give warning; e. The employee has not reported for work for three consecutive working days without justifiable reason, regardless of whether there is a holiday in between; f. The employee is being sentenced to imprisonment by a final court judgment.

Period of Employment Pay 120 days or more but less than 1 yea 1 year but less than 3 years 3 years but less than 6 years 6 years but less than 10 years 10 years up

Special Severance Pay 1. In case an employer intends to relocate the place of business, the employer is bound to inform its employees at least 30 days in advance of business relocation. When the relocation of the employer’s establishment shall have a vast effect on the employee and its family’s way of living, the employee is entitled to refuse and terminate the contract of employment within 30 days of the relocation notice being received. An employer who fails to inform an employee in advance of relocation shall be liable to pay the employee a special severance pay in lieu of advance notice in an amount equivalent to 30 days pay at the latest wage rate or equal to the wages of the last 30 days for an employee who is paid on a piece rate basis. When an employee wants to quit a job, he/she has the right to terminate the contract of employment with entitlement to special severance pay of not less than the rate of severance pay that he/she entitled to. 2. In case the employment is terminated as a result of the reorganization of an undertaking, production line, sale or service due to the adoption of machinery or the change of machinery or technology, which causes a reduction of the number of employees, the employer must comply with the following: a. The employer must inform the labour inspector and the concerned employees at least 60 days in advance of the date of the termination. In case the employer fails to make an advance notice, the employer shall be liable to pay the prescribed severance pay as well as a special severance pay in lieu of advance notice equal to an employee’s last rate of wages for 60 days. b. In case an employee has worked consecutively for a period of six years or more, the employer must pay additional special severance pay not less than the employee’s last rate of wages for 15 days for each full year of service. Such special severance pay in total does not exceed the last rate of wages for 360 days. In case the period of employment is less than one year, a fraction of such period of more than 180 days must be counted as one year of employment.

Rate of Severance 30 days 90 days 180 days 240 days 300 days

Exceptions to Severance Pay Severance pay must not be paid upon any of the following conditions: 1. An employee whose employment is contractual or for a definite period and the employment is terminated at the end of that period. Employment for a definite period is allowed for employment in a specific project which is not the normal business or trade of the employer and requires a definite date to commence and end the work, or for work which is occasional with a definite ending or completion, or for work which is seasonal and the employment is made during the season. Such work shall be completed within a period not exceeding two years and the employer shall make a written contract with the employee at the beginning of the employment. 2. An employment is terminated under any of the following conditions: a. The employee performing his/her duties dishonestly and/or intentionally committing a criminal offense against the employer; b. The employee is willfully causing damage to the employer;

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Thailand Compensation and Benefit Trends 2016: Voluntary Turnover Rates Soar as Performance Pressure Mounts

Performance continues to drive pay-related decisions for 95.1 percent of employers in Thailand, the Total Compensation Measurement (TCM) Study and Benefit Survey 2016 reveals. The survey was conducted by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). Panuwat Benrohman, country leader, Aon Hewitt, Thailand spoke at the Thailand Total Compensation Measurement (TCM) Study and Benefits Survey 2016 Results Sharing event in Bangkok An alarming discovery is that both voluntary and involuntary turnover rates are highest among junior managers and supervisors, across all industries in Thailand. This reflects the mounting pressure on these employees to sustain their performance levels, even as they make the significant leap from individual contributors to their first managerial roles. While the average rate of variable pay (or bonus payout) versus fixed pay is set at 18 percent for both individual contributor and management level, the increase in performance expectations could impact the variable pay component for junior managers struggling with the transition. Benrohman noted, "The high turnover rate among junior managers should warn employers in Thailand to think about their compensation policies in the context of their overall talent retention strategy. While the pay for performance model has its merits, employers must also embrace their responsibility to equip junior managers as they transition from individual contributor roles. With

'better external opportunities' and 'limited growth opportunity' among the top three reasons for attrition, a focus on learning and development will help employers in Thailand build a strong leadership pipeline from within while still compensating high performers attractively." Other key findings of the Survey 2016 for Thailand include: • The average bonus rate stands at 22 percent of the annual base salary in 2016, compared to 17.62 percent in 2015. • Retail and life sciences offer 6 percent salary increase in 2016, the highest across all industries. • Travel industry has the lowest salary increase, at just 4.7 percent. • The rate of variable pay ranges from 15 percent at support level to 18 percent at individual contributor and management level, and 20 percent at executive level. • 72.2 percent of employers offer individual performance awards while 38.9 percent offer special recognition as short-term incentives to retain employees. • 43 percent of organisations provide financial wellness advisory as a benefit to employees at all levels. • Employers invest an average of 11 percent of annual base salaries on employee benefits, with medical outpatient costs making up a significant portion. The Aon Hewitt Total Compensation Measurement™ Study and Benefit Survey involves more than 715 participating organisations across 180 countries around the world. This year, there were 174 participating organisations across all key industries in Thailand.


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Volume 5

Issue 22

1-15 December 2016

Business News Mazda leads manufacturer adjusted fuel economy in US Environmental Protection Agency report for fourth straight year

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends Report, released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on November 2, 2016, lists the company as having the highest overall Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy for the 2015 model year. Mazda received the first-place ranking for the fourth year in a row. The EPA’s Fuel Economy Trends Report summarizes fuel economy trends of vehicles sold in the USA on a model year basis, and ranks automakers by Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy. Mazda’s overall average fuel economy was 29.6 miles per gallon (mpg), improved 0.2 mpg over the previous year.

Mazda developed its innovative next-generation SKYACTIV technologies, including engines, transmissions, body and chassis, with the aim of offering all customers both driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance. The company’s ongoing efforts to employ these technologies in a wide range of products have played a key role in allowing Mazda to record the highest overall average fuel economy four years in a row. Encouraged by these results, Mazda will renew efforts to improve its environmental technologies and continue to introduce products that are kind to the earth’s environment.

Conrad Koh Samui and Conrad Koh Samui Residences win two recognitions Conrad Koh Samuiand Conrad Koh Samui Residences have won two prestigious accolades from recognized global organizations in the hospitality and tourism industry; the World Travel Awards 2016 and the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016. Nominated in the Leading Hotel Residences category at the World Travel Awards 2016, Conrad Koh Samui Residences brought back the trophy of Asia’s Winner title to Thailand. The award presentation and gala dinner was held in the beachfront city of Danang, Vietnam, attended by hundreds of government and hospitality industry leaders, international print and broadcast media. The luxury pool villa resort, Conrad Koh Samui, named the Regional Winner of Luxury Romantic Hotel at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016. This year award celebrated its 10th anniversary in awarding the world’s finest hotels and resorts offering ultimate experience and exceptional service.The memorable evening of World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016 was held in the city of Doha, Qatar, attended by 350 guests from around the world. Stefano Ruzza, general manager of Conrad Koh Samui and Conrad

Koh Samui Residences said, “We are pleased that our properties have been recognized as one of the world’s best luxury resort and residences in 2016. With the success of Stay Inspired Conrad brand initiative, the resort team is working hard to

ensure that our selected itinerary offers an inspired journey to our luxury travellers. We are committed to maintain our service of excellences and continually provide guests with an innate sense of contemporary Thailand.”

Inchcape ready to bring Jaguar Land Rover in Thailand to new heights Unveiling highly-anticipated All-new Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV at Thailand Motor Expo 2016 in December

Inchcape (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a part of Inchcape PLC, a global industry leader in the premium automotive distribution and retail sectors, aims to take Jaguar Land Rover to the next level of success in Thailand. The new distributorship, since July 2016, marks a significant strategic move for the two iconic British car brands in embracing opportunities in emerging Southeast Asia and Thailand where luxury car segment is thriving. The company also plans to launch the highly-anticipated All-new Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV at the 33rd Thailand International Motor Expo 2016 this December. Charnchai Mahantakhun, managing director, Inchcape (Thailand) Co., Ltd., “The appointment of Inchcape, the sole distributor for Jaguar Land Rover in Thailand, is both an expansion of long-standing strategic

partnership expansion and a major step to strengthen the position of Jaguar and Land Rover in growing emerging markets of Southeast Asia. Being the strategic partner to Jaguar and Land Rover for 47 years, Inchcape knows the two iconic marques in full breadth and depth. "As a highly trusted automotive distributor and retailer of Jaguar Land Rover, Inchcape has fully committed to enhanced superior customer experience with our wider range of premier luxury vehicles and high standard of services. "Capturing growing demand for SUVs in Thailand, Inchcape also unveiled the first glimpse of highlyanticipated All-new Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV. The All-new Jaguar F-PACE is designed and engineered to offer the agility, responsiveness and refinement that all Jaguars are renowned for, together with unrivalled

dynamics and everyday versatility. "The new Jaguar F-PACE is a performance SUV that has sports car DNA, inspired by F-TYPE. From the bonnet bulge to the pronounced rear haunches, its powerful looks make it distinctive and give it a head-turning road presence. F-PACE reinvents the energy, strength and purity of form of F-TYPE. It was awarded 2016 Car of the Year by The Auto Express, UK earlier this year and became the brand’s fastest ever selling model, which could reaffirm our confidence in the same market performance in Thailand. "To be officially available in Thailand at the 33rd Thailand International Motor Expo 2016 held from December 1 to 12 at IMPACT Challenger, Muang Thong Thani, the Jaguar F-PACE will be introduced as a new breed of crossover for Thai consumers who are passion for Jaguar’s

performance with stylish design and daily practicality. Special offers for All-new Jaguar F-PACE includes: F-PACE Pure, F-PACE Portfolio, F-PACE R-Sport. The power train range will consist of: 180PS 2.0-litre diesel automatic AWD. "The All-new Jaguar F-PACE comes with more impressive look and feel as well as great offerings, including such elements as slender full-LED headlights, forged 22-inch wheels and short front overhang carrying the design vision of the C-X17 concept. The all-new F-PACE seats five occupants in absolute comfort. The interior is a perfect blend of premium materials and finishes, exquisite detailing, luxuries such as heated, electrically-reclining rear seats, and cutting-edge technologies including the In Control Touch Pro infotainment system and 12.3-inch HD virtual instrument cluster. The all-wheel drive 180PS diesel automatic

transmission model achieves CO2 emissions of just 129g/km. "Currently, Inchcape has 11 Jaguar Land Rover operations in 9 markets, including UK, Europe, Russia, Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Appointed as sole distributor of Jaguar Land Rover in Thailand July 1, 2016, Inchcape manages and operates Jaguar Land Rover’s 4S showroom and after sales services center located in Rama IV Road, Bangkok, with a full range of services from auto financing, insurance and after-sales services. The facility complies with the latest global standard of Jaguar Land Rover, and serves its customers via a wellexperienced professional team which aim at providing unique customer experience to the Thailand market. Existing Jaguar Land Rover customers in Thailand can also rest assured that their warranty and service plans remain unchanged".


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Volume 5

Issue 22

1-15 December 2016

Business News Experience the new and exhilarating 1.5-litre Turbo MG GS at the 33rd Motor Expo

The NEW MG3 with new trim will also be featured at the exposition MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the distributor of world renowned British car brand MG, is soon to launch the new Sport SUV, The NEW MG GS 1.5-litre at the 33rd Motor Expo, or the Thailand International Motor Expo, at Impact Challenger Hall at Muang Thongthani. This follows on the successful launch of the MG GS 2.0 litre earlier this year. At the Motor Expo, MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd., will also launch the MG3 with its new trim with twotone colour, adding even more fun to its smart sporty design, responding to city lifestyles. “We are extremely delighted to introduce The NEW MG GS 1.5-litre at the Motor Expo, which is an important arena for the automotive industry here in Thailand. We are especially excited as The NEW MG

GS 1.5-litre will be launched at the Expo to the public for the first time ever. The new Sport SUV comes directly from the dedication and excellence in product development, and our desire to respond to a wider range of target customers and their needs. This new model strongly expands MG's growth potential, allowing it to compete within the SUV market. This consolidates our determination towards long-term growth which we consider to be our top priority at MG,” said Mr. Pongsak Lertrudeewattanavong, Vice President of MG Sales (Thailand) Co., Ltd. “The NEW MG GS 1.5-litre comes with amazing power capabilities while delivering improved fuel efficiency, safety and modern conveniences, all at an affordable price.

Furthermore, MG has engineered the transmission and suspension system to handle the new engines in order to compete in the SUV car market segmentation that will suit the special characteristics of the MG car owner’s personalities. The NEW MG GS 1.5-litre comes equipped with MG’s advanced “inkaNet” technology. We are confident that The NEW MG GS 1.5-litre provide value for money while coming with features that go beyond other SUVs in the marketplace,” Mr. Pongsak also further added. The NEW MG GS 1.5-litre with TGI-TECH engine has a direct fuel injection engine system that provides enhanced power capabilities with safety assurance for MG owners wherever they travel, as does the MG GS 2.0-litre engine. It also has MG's inkaNet system which helps the MG owner to connect and communicate with the MG car, a unique privilege provided by MG to its customers, ensuring every convenience and comfort is available for MG owner’s specific to their lifestyles. Not only will The NEW MG GS 1.5-litre be displayed at the MG booth at the Motor Expo, there will also be on show for the first time the MG3 with its lively new trim. The

NEW MG3 still retains the Brit Dynamic concept but now offers a new spark of fun and excitement, under the theme “Hello Fun.” MG will introduce the V edition, which consists of special add-ons to the existing C, D, and X editions, with eye catching back spoilers and twotone color side skirts, as well as a new 16-inch alloy wheel. Of its many prominent features, the twotone colour will surely brighten up the city lifestyles, and is available in Ruby Red – Black Top and Tudor Yellow – White Top. All the characteristics have been specially created and designed by the UK Technical Center, making MG “The Captivating Car”. MG looks to continuously ensure the highest satisfaction of its customers, focusing on the development in manufacturing and its “Passion Service” top-of-the-line after-sales service. Passion Service

provides the most attractive benefits package, a better overall experience, and a great impression for every MG owner. It offers a Warranty Extension of up to 4 years or 120,000 km, Roadside Assistance, Mobile Maintenance Service and a 24/7 Call Centre along with courtesy car - a service that provides a car for customers to use during any repair process which takes more than 4 days. This year at the Motor Expo, MG will also showcase the MG5 and MG6 as well as exclusive promotions at the event or at MG dealers nationwide from December 1 to 12. You can visit the MG A13 booth at Impact Challenger Hall Muang Thongthani from December 1 to 12. On weekdays the doors open from 12 pm to 10 pm and on the weekends the doors open from 11 am to 10 pm.

no sign of slowing. Modena by Fraser Bangkok further capitalises on the city’s strategic location in ASEAN, Bangkok’s steady growth as a financial centre, and the growing need to accommodate business travellers during project assignments. Modena by Fraser Bangkok also benefits from the expertise and international footprint of Frasers Hospitality, which recently received Best Serviced Apartment Operator by Travel Trade Gazette for the fourth year in a row, and is perfectly placed to bring the stylish serviced apartment brand to Bangkok. At Modena by Fraser Bangkok, guests can choose from a range of fully-furnished superior, deluxe rooms and studios that come complete with a spacious living area, a well-equipped kitchenette, modern

workspace and comprehensive home entertainment system. Special opening rates start from 1,900 baht per night for a Superior room. Modena by Fraser Bangkok is the first Modena by Fraser property out of China, which is where the brand debuted in 2010. There are five other Modena by Fraser properties currently operating in Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Wuhan, and Changsha.Modena by Fraser Bangkok adds to Frasers Hospitality’s portfolio in Thailand where it currently operates the 163unit Gold-Standard Fraser Suites Sukhumvit serviced residence in central Bangkok. Frasers Hospitality’s global portfolio, including those in the pipeline, stands at 139 properties and more than 80 cities and 22,800 keys worldwide.

Frasers Hospitality launches stylish, eco-friendly Modena by Fraser Bangkok Hospitality group’s second serviced residence in Thailand combines convenience and simplicity with an emphasis on localised experience Modena by Fraser Bangkok, a serviced residence brand of Frasers Hospitality, offers functional, practical home comforts and conveniences that appeal to leisure travellers, as well as the growing market of “corporate road warriors”. Situated within the eco-friendly mixed-use development of FYI Center, the distinctive glass-clad 239-unit property also has the added attraction of offering a localised residential experience thanks to its culture-specific décor and design, and proximity to nearby attractions. Modena by Fraser Bangkok’s convenient location, at the corner of

the bustling Rama IV Road directly opposite the Stock Exchange of Thailand, with links to the Queen Sirikit MRT subway station, National Convention Centre, and Benjakiti Park, reflects the business ethos of Modena by Fraser, that of a perfect marriage between nature, sustainability and convenience. As high-speed internet is a top priority for many business travellers, complimentary access is available at Modena by Fraser Bangkok for constant connectivity. There is also a 24-hour gym, steam and sauna facilities, self-service launderette, meeting and conference facilities. The interior décor of each Modena by Fraser is the perfect balance between form and function, and reflects the specific style and culture of each setting. For example,

at Modena by Fraser Bangkok, inspiration from the nearby Khlong Toei market - Bangkok’s largest wet market, can be seen in artwork depicting market scenes that adorn some guest rooms’ walls. Other rooms have Thai graffiti, local fabric “patchwork”, and artwork featuring the ubiquitous Thai tuk-tuk. The lobby of FYI Center also takes design cues from the locale, with the nearby Khlong Toei port, for example, the inspiration for its inverted container shape. The ground and second floor also feature bright yellow walls that resemble containers. Serviced apartments’ spacious living, state-of-the-art facilities, and flexibility in length of stays, means that the growing trend for business travel in Asia shows


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Articles for Sale

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

Business Opportunities

STARS RESORT (near Pheonix Golf Course) for sale or rent. Ideal as a private club, tourist, golf or retirement centre. A secluded resort with a swimming pool and eight villas set in tropical gardens all with en suite and resort front parking for 20 plus cars. Front complex consists of kitchen, large bar and restaurant plus security room with CCTV and cameras. First floor comprises 2 luxury owners apartments and a newly refurbished 60.sq m. room for use as a private sauna, Jacuzzi or massage facility. Land total 2200 sq m. and total built space 1600 sq m. 15 km to Pattaya and 10 km to Bang Saray plus 7 golf courses within 20 mins. Available freehold direct from the owner. Sports Club Expansion. Necessitates slashing price by 20%. Now 14.5 Million plus transfer costs or leasehold at 1.8 million baht ingoing and agreed monthly rental plus legal costs. Call 084 867 7299 Private club/meeting point for rent. 2,000 sq m garden bar/ restaurant, road access, parking for 200 motorbikes or 25 cars as a club, pool, darts including 4

Classified for the full term of the lease at an exceptional rate. There is room for expansion and building permits can be obtained to build a further 9 chalets. This is a rare business opportunity and viewing is highly recommended. The business comes with a limited company. Sale Price: THB 7.80 million. Owner Finance Available. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com.

luxury rooms could be massage, Jacuzzi and space for band - no passing traffic - quiet - ideal gay nights - any offers or suggestions – located at Phoenix Golf – Call 084 867 7299 ( p t m b o - s n 1 3 1 5 ) Ic e c re a m shop with external seating for customers at a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven. tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/ studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven. tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required.50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304 (ptmbo-sn1115)Resort for Sale. A beautiful resort set in over 2 Rai of land in a tranquil area of Pattaya, but within 20 minutes drive of the town centre. The resort comprises of 9 (nine) chalets, a swimming pool, a large clubhouse/ bar/restaurant with full kitchen facilities and seating for over 100 customers + 2 staff rooms. The land is leasehold with 11 years still remaining. The lease has been registered in a company name at the land office. The land rent is paid annually and is fixed

STARS RESORT (near Pheonix Golf Course)

FOR SALE OR RENT. 88/1 Moo 11, Huay Yai

Ideal as a private club, tourist, golf or retirement centre. A secluded resort with a swimming pool and eight villas set in tropical gardens all with en suite and resort front parking for 20 plus cars. Front complex consists of kitchen, large bar and restaurant plus security room with CCTV and cameras. First floor comprises 2 luxury owners apartments and a newly refurbished 60.sq m. room for use as a private sauna, Jacuzzi or massage facility. Land total 2200 sq m. and total built space 1600 sq m. 15 km to Pattaya and 10 km to Bang Saray plus 7 golf courses within 20 mins. Available freehold direct from the owner. Sports Club Expansion. Necessitates slashing price by 20%. Now 14.5 Million plus transfer costs or leasehold at 1.8 million baht ingoing and agreed monthly rental plus legal costs.

CALL 0848677299 quoting “STARS”.

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(ptmhfs-ar0616) Homes for Sale www.colossusproperties.com Single-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 185.5 sq. wah, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. The house has been for sale at 7.5 million baht. However, it has now dropped to 6.3 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. 2-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 211.2 sq. wah, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied

and can be completed in a few days. Original selling price 9.5 million baht. However, owing to the owner relocating back to the UK and the low GBP Pound against the Thai baht, the price now reduced to 7.3 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3644) Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private

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viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali H o m e ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e 7 . 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4465)

Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR7006)

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

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

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

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


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Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Be d ro o m s / 8 Ba t h ro o m s , 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004) (ptmhfs-p0000)House for Sale in Siam Country Club. Land size of 56 Talangwa. Located in Soi Pronprapanimitr, 12/1 Central Pattaya Soi Siam Country Club. Price is 2.9 Million Baht. Call 081 487 5627 for more information. (ptmhfs-r0000)Townhouse for SALE 1.75M Soi Siam Country Club House, 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 100 sqm, 2 floors. Call 082 479 1204 (ptmhfs-ao0000)Beautifully located 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house for sale in Casa Jomtien in the heart of Jomtien, just 100 meters from Jomtien Beach. Land size: 72 w2. Price: 10 Mill. Baht. Facilities include communal swimming pool and tennis court. Contact Allan Ottesen on 085 697 8245 (ptmhfs-ar0616) Stunning H o m e s 2 . 9 9 M B w w w. willowsbangsaray.com

Houses for Rent

Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-

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634-2915 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

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(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 8.9 mil. 081 335 8102 ask pictures pitipity@hotmail. com (owner) 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1896)


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Condos for Sale

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 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by

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Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Be d ro o m s / 2 Ba t h ro o m s , 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

(ptmcfr-pty0816)Condo at WongAmat Beach North Pattaya for Rent, 48sq.m. floor 27 corner room, most beautiful sea view in Pattaya 360 degree panorama. Incredible view! Magnificent design. Fully furnished, TV LCD 43”. The best view best location, best design, white wooden. Confirmed everyone's dream room. 19,500/month 081-3358102 ask pictures pitipity@hotmail.com by 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price i s 2 5 , 0 0 0 B a 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3114) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! R e n t a l Pr i c e i s 4 9 , 0 0 0 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284)

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LAND FOR SALE

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah. (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah. (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW. (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai. (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW. (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai. (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai. (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai. (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 1.95 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available). (PLD0927) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW. (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW. (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah. (PLD0987)

HOUSES FOR SALE

Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. (PR3644) Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW. (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. (PR6004)

HOUSES FOR RENT

Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW. (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW. (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. (PR2587) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. (PR6999)

CONDOS FOR SALE

Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm. (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm. (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm. (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm. (PR3478) Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm. (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm. (PR4979)

CONDOS FOR RENT

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

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Condos for Rent

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) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (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) 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: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million

Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1866)

Land for Sale

(ptmlfs-ar0616) Land for Sale www.colossusproperties.com Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0711)

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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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0987)

Job Vacancies

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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 developer in town, Global Top Group Co. Ltd. Requirements: Thai Female, Good command in English both verbal and written. Must be enthusiastic and hardworking. Send CV/Resume jobs@globaltopgroup.com or call 090-741-7417

Vehicles for Sale

(ptmvfs-0716)Ford Fiesta Auto 2015. Only 8,600 km. Price 425,000. Consider PX. PCX 150 and cash. Mobile 086 102 5400 Toyota Fortuner for Sale. Top model V..Automatic 4 wheel drive..2.7 vvti benzine and LPG, tank under the back..2005, ocean blue with unmarked tan leather interior. Loads of extras. 2 airbags.. front and rear a/c.,Full 7 seater vehicle, no accidents. In absolute perfect condition inside and out, and drives without any fault. Real economy and smoothness..Selling for cheap price of only 490,000. SMS 080 572 5164. Mercedes 230E w124 Automatic, benzine/ LPG gas. 1990 original unmarked white with original as new blue leather interior, original radio, electric windows, correct alloy wheels, this beautiful Mercedes must be one of the best in

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Youth Focus Teaching Chinese in Thailand by Lei Chen As we all know, Chinese as a second language has become more and more popular in Thailand. Just as happened in Singapore and Korea several years ago, people’s enthusiasm about learning Chinese has been booming and continuously fermenting.Some analysts estimate in 5-10 years the popularity of Chinese in Thailand may be around 70-80 percent. There is a huge demand for Chinese teachers here, and many Chinese choose to come to Thailand to teach. However, can any native Chinese speaker be a good Chinese teacher? Of course not. Yes, currently Thailand needs Chinese teachers desperately, but Thailand needs only responsible, capable and dedicated Chinese teachers. Today I would like to talk about teaching Chinese in Thailand based on my two years of teaching experience in an international school in Pattaya. Firstly, a correct motivation is most important to be a good Chinese teacher. Attitude determines everything. I have seen many Chinese teachers coming to Thailand just for the experience or for getting the chance to travel around and enjoy the nice beaches. They are not serious about teaching and just want to collect easy money. As a teacher, we should be responsible for the students and the parents. We should deserve to be called “teacher”. The responsibility on our shoulders is unshakable. As a Chinese teacher, the correct motivation is to promote the Chinese language and culture to the world.

Secondly, after you have the correct attitude, getting to know the differences between teaching Chinese students and foreign students is also critical to your success. 1) Classroom management skills. Students in China have been trained to be disciplined from the very beginning; therefore, it doesn’t take much classroom management skill to teach Chinese students. Students in Thailand are totally different. They are more active and have more sense of freedom because of the school/family environment. Therefore, the biggest problem many newly arrived Chinese teachers have is how to control the class and the students. 2) Teaching native Chinese speakers is different from teaching foreign students. You have to adjust a little bit and be more patient. You have to use media language such as English or Thai to explain things. That requires you to have a good English or Thai language level, especially if you teach older students like middle school or high school. 3) Organizing more games or group activities to give the kids fun. The traditional Chinese way of teaching is not suitable for teaching students in Thailand. If you walk into a traditional Chinese class, you will see that the teacher is standing in the front talking for 50 minutes and the students busy taking notes. It’s like you pour the knowledge into the student’s’ brain and in order

to pass the exams they just need to memorise the notes and do tons of exercises. This way of teaching is quite efficient but the students do not get the chance to practice in class and they get bored. You need to organise games, group activities or competitions. In the class, the time that a teacher teaches should not be more than 40 percent and the rest of the time the students will practice and apply what they have learnt in different ways. Thirdly, teaching Chinese culture is as important as teaching the Chinese language. We should integrate Chinese culture into our daily language teaching, such as Chinese festivals, philosophy, food, kungfu, taichi, fengshui, architectures? Beijing opera and so on. Teaching Chinese culture will also benefit language learning because culture teaching can

increase their interest in Chinese and motivate the students to learn more. We all know that if you force people to do anything it’s not going to work very well. Finally, I wish that all Chinese teachers in Thailand will love and enjoy teaching here and try their best to help the students improve. As for me, every time I see students make progress I get the sense of enrichment, fulfillment and happiness. This is the teachers’ joy and I will not trade it for anything else. I found my reason for being and my social value through being a teacher. I hope all the Chinese teachers will be able to say the same now or at some point later in their teaching career. Lei Chen is a Chinese teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

GIS Remembers

by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona

Royal Cliff Hotels group welcomes students of Mae Fah Luang University for educational trip

Royal Cliff Hotels Group gave a warm welcome to more than 120 students and teachers from the Faculty of Hospitality Industry Management of Mae Fah Luang University who recently visited the property. Senior members of Royal Cliff's management team from various departments including Front Office, Food and Beverage and from Pattaya

Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) gave insightful lectures to help the students learn and understand the actual process of hotel management through their firsthand accounts as industry insiders. The educational trip allowed the students to explore Royal Cliff's wide ranging facilities and learn directly from the experienced staff.

Students and staff from Garden International School (GIS) held a special Remembrance Day assembly to remember those affected by armed conflict. Wearing poppies and wristbands from the Royal British Legion, students filled the Main Hall on November 11. Money raised from the sale of wristbands helps families affected by armed conflict, including those in Thailand. For the past few years, GIS

has raised more funds than any other school, organisation or company on the Eastern Seaboard. GIS Principal Dinah Hawtree led the assembly and asked students to remember the millions of people who were killed in the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts that continue today around the globe. Year 9 History students travelled to Kanchanaburi to attend a service at the main

war cemetery. Using Facebook Live, for the first time, GIS students were able to watch a live stream of the service and also the two minutes’ silence. Primary and Secondary students then read poems, and the school’s chamber choir performed a version of the famous war poem ‘In Flanders Fields’. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.


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This & That

Popular Conspiracy Theories The idea that there is a limited amount of oil in the ground to be extracted is, according to conspiracy theorists, a scam to jack up prices whilst giving governments to right to force us to sacrifice our hard-earned living standards. Globalization, they say, is about consolidation. Now that the world’s economy has become centralized through the operations of the Globalists, they will continue to say that the problem is the West’s over-consumption of fossil fuels, whilst at the same time blocking the development and integration of renewable clean technologies. Peak oil is a theory advanced by the elite to try and maintain their dominance over subject populations. Although, the imminence of world recession has subdued oil prices temporarily, the hikes are bound to begin again soon. But if we are running

out of oil so fast, then why are reserves being continually increased and production skyrocketing? In the 1980s OPEC decided to switch to a quota production system based on the size of reserves. The larger the reserves a country said it had the more it could pump. Thus this year Saudi Arabia reportedly increased its crude reserves by around 200 billion barrels. Saudi oil is secure and plentiful say officials. “These huge reserves enable the kingdom to remain a major oil producer for about 100 years, even if it raises its capacity to 15 million barrels a day.” Russia is another country that has vastly increased its reserves, even beyond those of Saudi Arabia. They would hardly do this if they believed there would not be any more oil to get hold of. Thus there is a clear contradiction between peak oil theory and

The myth of “Peak Oil” in 2011

the continual increase in oil reserves and production. New untapped oil sources are being discovered everywhere on earth. The notion that there are somehow only a few sources that the West is trying to monopolize is a complete myth, promulgated by those raking in huge profits. The price of oil remains high because the cost of oil remains so low. We are not dependent on the middle east for oil because the world’s supply is diminishing but because it’s more profitable to tap middle east supplies. This is how you make huge profits from something available in abundance. Richard Branson has even stated his own intention to set up a refinery because the price of oil is kept high whilst new sources are not being explored and new refineries not being built. “OPEC,” writes Branson, “is effectively an illegal cartel that can meet happily, nobody takes them to court. They collude to keep prices high.” It seems that every time there is some

kind of energy crisis OPEC increases production. The remarkable thing about this is that they always state they are doing it to ease prices, yet the price always shoots up as they promulgate the myth that they are throwing their last reserves into the market. The scientific evidence also flies in the face of the peak oil theory. Data going back 100 years suggests oil is abiotic, not the product of long decayed biological matter. Oil, for better or worse, is not a nonrenewable resource. Like coal and natural gas it replenishes from sources within the earth. The reality is that peak oil is just another weapon the globalists have in their arsenal to move towards a new world order where the elite gets richer and everyone else falls into line. If we continue to believe the lies, we may reach the twisted situation whereby they can justify mass starvation and global poverty on the spurious ground that “Oil has run out”. (Next issue – an answer to the conspiracy theorists).


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com

by Professor Blunt

Secrets To A Happy Marriage: 5 Things You Must Know For A Stronger, Closer Bond With Your Spouse

A happy marriage is one of life’s best pleasures. But all too often it seems that the stresses of everyday living take a toll on our most important relationship. That’s why it’s so important that we remember to work on that bond constantly, making it stronger. After all, if you aren’t working at your job, you quickly find you don’t have one; the same is true with relationships. But how can you keep a marriage strong? Here are our 5 secrets to a marriage that lasts: 1. Put Your Marriage/Partner First

3. Kiss And Hug Everyday We ’ r e n o t t a l k i n g little pecks on the cheek or quick hugs goodbye. We need to feel each other close, preferably with skin touching, to maintain our physical and mental health. Deep, longing kisses shouldn’t be saved just for foreplay – they should be a part of your every day routine! Kisses don’t have to be erotic or sexual – but when you kiss him, he should know you meant it. 4. Keep Your Memories Alive One way to keep a marriage strong is to minimize the bad things that have happened, and talk frequently about the good times. Talking together about happy times you’ve had can actually change how you think about your partner and your relationship. Next time your relationship is feeling less than enchanting, bring up a favorite moment from when you first started dating, or bring up a favorite moment from

Aquarius (Jan23-Feb22)  Aquarians make everyone jealous because they have a

ridiculously high sex drive. They are forever on the lookout for sexual pick-ups whether it be in the supermarket, the library or even at a funeral. They have a secret desire to go naked in public which is why a good number have been deported from Thailand in recent years. Research shows that many pop stars and other undesirables were born in early February. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22) Everywhere you go laughter and comedy follow you. This would be fantastic if you were trying to be funny, but alas that’s not true. You are a complete social disaster, believing for example that The Big Dipper is a constellation next to The Milky Way. For this reason Pisceans should avoid quizzes and competitions at all costs. For you, working out why the chicken crossed the road is postgraduate material. Aries (Mar23-Apr22) Hitler was an Aries man which says it all. Your problem is that you think violence is the answer to every problem. Many Aries born men are club bouncers or debt collectors who become too big for their boots. Hitler in his youth was a house painter but this was simply to give him an excuse to start arguments with the people living there. Thinking of you as a ram is laughable as impotency awaits you in every encounter. Taurus (Apr23-May22) If you feel your life is going nowhere that’s because it is true. To start with, your personal habits are disgusting, smoking when taking a shower and not washing properly under your arms and between your legs. You are also pig ignorant which doesn’t help. When filling in a form asking you for your sex you are supposed to give your gender and not write “Yes Please”. Gemini (May 23-June22) You are a schizophrenic but don’t realize it. You imagine you are Socrates and Plato combined but a more likely duo is Laurel and Hardy who slept together even though they didn’t fancy each other. Geminis speak very loudly which is unnecessary as they are usually talking to themselves. They also imagine they are ambidextrous which means they can pick their nose with both hands at once. Ugh! Cancer (June23-July22) Cancerians are forced to be loners because they are never invited to parties. They are always trying to help other people without knowing how to assist. SWAT teams show up at their house because someone has reported a hostage situation. More Cancerians than any other star sign are thrown out of the Samaritans for giving bum advice to the suicidal, for example where to buy handcuffs and plastic bags.

There’s a reason this is the first item on the list – it’s the most important thing there is. A marriage isn’t 50/50, each partner has to give 100 percent and never expect anything in return. And besides, when you really love someone, it feels really good to do things for them.

your relationship (like the day you both called in sick and drove to the beach in the middle of winter). You may be surprised how quickly it kindles loving feelings. 5. Argue Respectfully

2. Know When Your Partner Needs Attention

The happiest couples are those that have learned to recognize their partner’s little calls for attention. A study of 120 newlywed couples found that those who were still married after six years were picking up on their partners’ cues 86 percent of the time; only 33 percent had been doing so in the divorced couples. So keep an eye (and an ear!) out for little hints from your partner. For example, if you hear him mention that he hasn’t had a milk shake in ages, pop into the drive-thru and bring one home for him after work – it lets him know you’re paying attention to his needs.

All couples have disagreements, and an argument doesn’t mean you’re breaking up. But anytime there’s a squabble, it’s important that you discuss the problem rather than attacking the person. Becoming critical, defensive or contemptuous will cause a simple disagreement to dissolve into something more serious. If you find it hard to argue without becoming disrespectful, take a break until you feel calmer and can discuss the issue more calmly. Take that time to reflect on positive parts of your relationship, and reasons why you love your partner. It will put you in a better frame of mind for continuing the discussion. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

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by Madam Zyra

(July 23-Aug22) You like  Leo to grab attention any way you

can. Many people who set fire to themselves at demonstrations are Leos as are those who steal knickers from clothes lines in the middle of the night. You like to kiss mirrors a lot. People like you are forever searching for affection but you never find it because the population at large regards you as a jerk. Some Leos claim to be gay but this is only to draw attention to themselves. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) You are obsessed with cleanliness and even examine your toothbrush with a magnifying glass. You are also dangerous. Virgos commit most of the world’s drive-by shootings and, when challenged, say it’s because the owner never cleaned his car. You also like opening and closing the fridge door continually for hours on end, just to try and fool the light into switching itself on and off wrongly. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) Libras eat a great deal but have no insight into the culinary arts. They think that fusion cuisine is two sausages stuck together and an Indian take-away is a Red Cross parcel. They also believe that fast food is running down the road with fish and chips after failing to pay the bill. Librans are so hopeless at general knowledge that they don’t even know the difference between milk coffee and coffee with milk. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22) You think the whole world is against you yet fail to understand why you have never been abducted by aliens. You see conspiracies everywhere and think the Titanic was sunk by a stray torpedo. It has been shown conclusively that most Scorpios are very hairy and this is particularly true of the women. You cheat at cards but it doesn’t do you any good as you don’t know what trumps can actually do. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) Sagittarians have a great love of adventure come what may. Several booked a passage on the Lusitania after the Germans threatened to sink it. Others rushed to British railway stations when the IRA bombing campaign was at its height in the 1970s. Their lack of fear explains why Sagittarians often accept jobs such as fairground freaks. Most of the applicants for the recent vacancy of hangman in India were born in December. Capricorn (Dec 23-Jan22) Capricorns are ambitious, selfglorifying and as dull as hell. This explains why most politicians are Capricorns and why global warming is unlikely to be challenged early enough. They love to talk into their mobile phones whilst everyone is watching, even though they don’t have anyone to call. Most of the people arrested for grand larceny and counterfeiting are born in early January. Jack the Ripper was a Capricorn.


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Local Sports An early Christmas for Carroll! Four golfers share top billing

by Steve Ellison

Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees More good news on the condition of Green Valley, where we hold our regular Monday comp. The weather was a bit on the hot side which is not the norm for this time of year. We got off a bit early from our booked tee time of 9:20 am and were back to TGC by just after 3 pm. Frank Tordeur has been visiting us regularly for the past seven years but by the time you read this, Frank will be wheels up already. He has slipped to a 20 handicap after way too much time on the slopes in the winter months so today his 36 points nets a third place on the podium. Capt. Smedley proved to be a terrible host once more and his second place today earned him a proper scolding. Dave Ferris had one good shot at the right time to win that Caddy Smile near pin. Well deserved it was and we thank “Big Wheel” Dave for all his help with that very worthwhile project. And then there’s Jack. Flamboyant owner of News Steaks & Grill, flashy Jack was best of show today as the athlete scored 38 off of his six handicap. Not too bad for a guy who hangs around bars a lot!

somehow he managed one of the better rounds of his decade and his 38 was four better than their best. As if that were not enough, Bryan did it from the long tees of 6,600 yards proving to all of us oldies there’s still a chance if you try! John Ahmed and his pal Kam have been joining us on their holidays from Pakistan for years and finally John took the near pin prize for his initial win on tour.

Results: 1st – Jack Grindvold (6) 38 points 2nd – Phil Smedley (14) 37 points 3rd – Frank Tordeur (20) 36 points

Results: 1st – Bryan Carroll (19) 38 points 2nd – Ken Aihara (5) 34 points T -3rd – David Rose (3) 33 points

Greenwood C & A – Stableford – Yellow Tees Some things I believe on a golf course and then there are some things that happen that make you just slap yourself on the forehead. Bryan “The Old Man” Carroll and I came to Pattaya for the first time 16 years ago. We had booked a golf tour like everyone else, and thought we could do a better job of what we saw. Several hundred rounds later we still have the company and are still bringing groups over for that first thrilling trip to the Land of Smiles. Today Bryan was faced with some seriously good golfers, and a hell of a lot younger, fitter, and more able bodied than he is. Believe me, I know! There would be a good 25 years difference between Carroll and the average age of the other “lads” but

John Ahmed, Bryan Carroll, David Rose, Bob Mulholland and Kenny Aihara

T -3rd – Bob Mulholland (7) 33 points Khao Kheow – Stableford – White Tees Great course, great condition and great weather made for another perfect day of golf in paradise. We play Khao Kheow all the time and rarely get any complaints, just a lot of praise. Locals and tourists all agree that this is a fine Pete Dye layout which is why the sign-up sheet is always full for Khao Kheow. There were some high scores here today, Capt. Phil was once more good to the tune of 39 on the card while fellow Aussie Jason Barnett did two better to win on 41 points. Jason just kills the ball and his three handicap proves he has all the skills. He was visiting us about seven months back, so good to see Jason returning for more of the

good life. It was last month’s medal winner Zed Belogavec who did his best today and tied Jason for the 41 point win. The island green at Khao Kheow, B-8, is a memorable one. This hole mimics TPC Sawgrass, the more famous of Pete Dye’s golf designs. We usually have our Caddy Smile near pin on the last par-3, but today we just had to have it here and the winner was none other than the Wednesday winner Bryan Carroll to finish a fine week of golf and an early Christmas for Carroll! Well played, mate, there’s still quite a few more good years left in there yet!

Steve Younger and Pat Kavanagh

with both going to The Count Back to settle placings. B grade saw Pat Kavanagh coming up trumps with a tidy 36 points. Followed by Mike Strage one point behind and Frank Riley a further three points behind.. Results: A grade 0 – 18 1st - Steve Younger (13) 36 points 2nd - JJ Harney (13) 35 points 3rd – Mashi Kaneta (15) 35 points B grade 19 + 1st - Pat Kavanagh (28) 36 points 2nd - Mike Strange (18) 35 points 3rd - Frank Riley (16) 32 points Nearest the Pin: B3 - MashiKaneta B8 - Keith Buchanan C3 - Alex Field C8 - Alex Field. Long First Putt: B9 - MashiKaneta C9 - Mike Strange.

Stableford More than 30 golfers made their way to Greenwood for today’s game and the course and weather proved enjoyable to most, although it did get a little hotter as the day wore on. Several players did better than their handicaps, playing from the yellow markers because the ground was soft and therefore little run. We played A and C nines. Peter Grey was having his best score ever and enjoying his round with the fun caddies and playing partners JJ Harney, Fred Dineley and Stu Rifkin. Playing the long 18th par 4, he chipped on for his third and was promptly informed by JJ that he just incurred a two shot penalty. Totally perplexed he asked what rule had now been invented that would have cost him two shots (and a possible podium finish). JJ answered “Because I hit your ball, so you must have hit mine.’ Well it’s a wonder people in Bangkok didn’t hear the expletives and curses that Peter rained down on the Smiling Assassin JJ Harney! With today’s numbers we ran with three flights. A - Flight saw Don Richardson and Bill Steinmann take it down to the wire. In the count back, the Don came up trumps over Bill. The Judge (in his last appearance) took third place honors. B-Flight saw Alex Field yet again take the honors, with Mashi Kaneta coming second ahead of Geoff Bracegirdle. C-Flight was won by John Anderson finishing a few shots ahead of second place Pat Kavanagh, with Peter Grey taking third. To say he was surprised would be an understatement as he was convinced that J.J was playing the conspiracy game!

Results: T - 1st – Zed Belogavec (19) 41 points T - 1st– JasonBarnett (3) 41 points 3rd– Phil Smedley (14) 39 points Thanks to all for joining us this week at the Golf Club, 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. Our kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya. com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome.

Steve brakes the drought with a clean win! KhaoKheow We had 20 eager punters lining up at Soi Chaiyapoon to take on the not so easy but great conditioned course being Khao Kheow CC. Allocated the B and C nines in that order and hitting from the yellow tees in warm weather with a sometimes breeze, the course was found to bein superb condition with the greens putting truly. We ran with two flights today, in A grade Steve Younger showed that the easiest way to win was not get caught up in a count back. His 36 points saw him a shot clear of both JJ Harney and Mashi Kaneta

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by Peter Grey

Back at the Swan, we had a few welcomes to go thru, some being welcome back and some being welcomes for the very first time and they were, David Streven, Dave Geddy, Arthur Anderson, Mike Strange, Marty Donjonosky, Tony Cook, Gary Williams, Frank Riely and Terry Dreier. With all that, no farewells. D-For was paraded as per usual and happily accepted generous donations to charity and those who contributed are sincerely thanked. That money goes a long way here in Pattaya. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 0861 503086. 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.

Alex Field, Don Richardson, Ebby, John Anderson and Bill Steinmann

Results: A Division (0-14 Handicap) 1st – Don Richardson (14) 37 points 2nd – Bill Steinmann (12) 37 points 3rd – Eric Black (14) 35 points

B Division (15 – 22 Handicap) 1st – Alex Field (16) 39 points 2nd – Mashi Kaneta (15) 37 points 3rd – Geoff Bracegirdle (16) 36 points C Division (23 – 36 handicap) 1st – John Anderson (29) 38 points 2nd – Pat Kavanagh (28) 34 points 3rd – Peter Grey (36) 32 points NTP’S A2 – Ian Ripley A6 – Andrew Allen C3 – Sal Brizzi C6 – Roger Ellis LFP’S A9 – Graham Rice C9 – Fred Dineley Back at The Swan we welcomed back Rona Curungay, Neill Skilton, Ian Rippley, Roger Ellis and Geoff Bracegirdle. As it goes with welcomes we sometimes have farewells. We say farewell to Graeme Rice, Eric The Judge Black and Bill Shooter McGarvie. Safe travels! Our charity dog “D-For” gratefully received significant donations from the punters and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All D-For donations assist the needy children of Pattaya. The GS is a friendly golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers male and female to have a hit at any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested on 0861 503086.


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Bunker Boys Golf by Frank Quinlan Crystal Bay B&C White Tees Stableford A flight Back down the seven to a course that was in good condition after all the rains and all the bare patches have now got good grass coverage. The greens and bunkers were excellent and no fault could be found with the course. Our man on fire Jimmy Carr once again winning the A flight beating Geoff Parker by a solitary point which makes him the leading contender to claim the golfer of the month title. A welcome to Chris Cox who managed to hang onto third. In the B flight another frequent winner Ross Schiffke shot lights out to score 45 points and must now come under the close scrutiny of the handicapper, but who minds losing a few shots after an outstanding game like this. Mike Brett was convinced that he had won with his excellent 41 points only to have his dreams shattered on learning of the top score.

Peter Allen, winner of B flight at Greenwood Results: 1st - Jimmy Carr (16) 39 points 2nd - Geoff Parker (14) 38 points 3rd - Chris Cox (11) 33 points B flight cut 17.0 1st - Ross Schiffke (21) 45 points 2nd - Mike Brett (20) 41 points 3rd - Dave Ashman (17) 34 points Near pins: Geoff Parker (2), Les Hall, Keith Smithson Greenwood A&C White Tees Stableford Greenwood was, as always, in fine form with well tendered bunkers and fast smooth greens. In the A flight, Stuart Tinkler coming back to form with dreams of the golfer of the month that he won at this time last year but will have

to go some to catch the form players. Gordon Melia showing a glimpse of his previous ability and crept into third. In the B flight, Peter Allen and John Hughes tied with 37 points each and on the count back, Peter secured the win with 20 points on the back nine. John could be heard all evening recounting his game hole by hole to anyone who would listen.

PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's by Derek Brook

Pattana (Stableford) We come here pretty often these days, it is a regular monthly stop, and it is far enough out of Pattaya to be a day out, and not enough to be really far. Also, the staffs were really friendly and gave us good rates.

Results: A flight 1st - Stuart Tinkler (14) 38 points 2nd - Keith Smithson (1) 34 points 3rd - Gordon Melia (17) 31 points B flight cut 17.0 1st - Peter Allen (31) 37 points 2nd - John Hughes (21) 37 points 3rd - Keith Hemmings (19) 34 points Near pins: Geoff Parker, Stuart Tinkler, Tony Messenger, Gez Williams Bangpra White Tees Stableford This course is still not back to top notch condition and needs a little tender loving care but is probably suffering from the numbers playing there now that high season is here. Even cutting Jimmy Carr by a further stroke on his handicap didn’t stop him from recording his second win in A flight this week. Geoff Parker must be wondering what score he needs to shoot in order to win, and to add to his woes loosing the count back to Chris Cox with only 17 on the back nine to Chris’s 20. Les Hall made the winning score in B flight managing to beat Eddie Kelly by one with Lawrence Harding in third. Neil Carter is enjoying the cold weather while cruising on the Mediterranean and everyone sends regards. Results: A Flight 1st Jimmy Carr (15) 39 points 2nd Chris Cox (11) 35 points 3rd Geoff Parker (14) 35 points B flight cut 17.0 1st - Les Hall (22) 32 points 2nd - Eddie Kelly (18) 31 points 3rd - Lawrence Harding (30) 30 points Near pins: Thor Eliassen, Les Hall (2), Stuart Tinkler

Dick and Andre sail home at Navy! by Derek Brook

Plutaluang (Navy) N & W – St It’s been a while since the Tropical golfers played the Navy course (too hard to type or even pronounce Plutaluang) so this Friday the gang decided to give it a visit. Some 21 golfers made what they thought would be a relatively quick tri south, but some folks got caught in heavy traffic on the way. It didn't matter as the course was quite busy and things were running late. The Tropical Golfers were scheduled to play the South and East course, so naturally we ended up playing North and West. Credit goes to the staff at Navy for helping us out as the South/East courses were

Winner On this day, we had a small group of players but we were soon into cars and on our way. I jumped into Mashi’s car only to find he had bought a new car and gone up market. Always nice to drive around in a new car and get the new car smell; brings out the mechanic in me. However even a new car has problems. As I sat

patiently in the back seat, Mashi let me out and took the child lock off. It was thought I was still asleep. On arrival we noticed we were one group of seemingly many and we were asked to get to the tee as soon as we could. Having found we were to play C and A, in that order, and we were soon away. The course was quite full and we were reminded that the high season is here. Happy Days. The course as usual was in quite good condition, the fairways fine and the greens ran quick and true. Well when the rest were putting, mine always seemed to slide off. Nothing changes. The wind got up occasionally and we had the odd spot of rain, but nothing much. In all, it was a fine day. The club house is superb and these days just outside the changing room there is a small coffee bar that sells fine cream cakes, not that I would ever be tempted. So after a coffee and a cream cake, it was time to get back to BJ’s. Back early, we were able to get onto the results nice and early. The winner with 39 points was Geoff Bracegirdle ahead of Tom Herrington in second with 35 points. In third was Landis Brooks with 35 points and in fourth was Mashi Kaneta 34 points on countback over Dave Nicholson. Then we had a few beers and put the World to right. T.T.F.N. Near Pin: Derek Brook, John Davis (2) and Landis Brooks

Kissy Buchanan does a job on the rest by Peter Grey Mountain Shadow GC On a somber note, two of our favorite golfers are battling some very serious health issues. The terrible thing about this is since the last time I mentioned it they have gone backwards. To Ernie Picken and Mike Gosden, we all wish you the very best. It was a lovely morning; not a cloud in the sky and no threat of rain when17 golfers boarded the buses to Mt Shadow. When we got to the course, we found it was quite warm, however, a gentle breeze made playing conditions pleasant. The greens as per usual were tricky and parts of some fairways were drier than an AA meeting. With the numbers being the way they were we played only the one flight. Keith Buchanan set the pace and came in first with a tidy 40 points from his handicap of 15. Bill Steinmann was second with Ebrahim and Colin Stielow filling third and fourth spots. Results: A Grade 0 – 18 1st - Keith Buchanan (15) 40 points 2nd - Bill Steinmann (12) 36 points 3rd - Ebrahim Al-Ansari (16) 35 points 4th - Colin Stielow (28) 33 points *On a side note 4 players ended up on 32 points. all backed up, so we gratefully accepted the change. So we'd be playing the Lighthouse hold after all! Course conditions were pretty good, and the greens especially were in fine shape considering all they play they get. It’s a tough and long layout, but still enough golfers were up to the challenge to post good scores. A-Flight (0-19): Andre Van Dyk (c/h 15) continued his winning ways with the

Bill Steinmann and Keith Buchanan Near the pins 5th – Mike Johns 8th – Don Richardson 15th – Bill Steinmann 17th – John Anderson Long first putts 9th - Bill McGarvie 18th - Bill McGarvie Back at The Swan we welcomed back Colin Stielow, Pat Kavanagh and Don Richardson. Great to say no farewells.

best score of the day, earning 37 points on a tough course. Tom Herrington (18) followed just behind with 36 points, and then Brian Parish (15) with 35. Good scores, guys! B-Flight (20+): Dick Warberg (20) is back in top form and carded an excellent 36 points. Next Mike O'Brien (21) turned in 33 points, and Mick Coghlan (27) was happy to hear his

name with 32 points. Near pins: Mike O'Brien (2), Brian Parish and Dave Nicholson Best front nine: Dave Nicholson (18) Best back nine: Mashi Kaneta (17) Sunday golf! The Tropical Golfers now offer Sunday golf. Competition is optional, and the emphasis will be on more affordable courses. Sign up at BJ's Holiday Lodge.


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You & Your Pets

Everything you ever wanted to know about vibrissae Say what? Vibrissae are those stiff hairs on your cat’s face and legs. Most people call them whiskers. Unlike the fur found on the rest of her body, these hairs are part of the animal’s guidance system. Vibrissae, or whiskers, are filled with tiny, supersensitive nerves that help your cat judge distance and space so she knows how far she must jump to reach the kitchen counter or whether a box is large enough for her to enter. And if your cat happens to be blind, her whiskers allow her to sense what’s around her so she can navigate rooms just by walking around and letting her whiskers get a sense of where she is spatially. Most whiskers are deeply rooted in the thick pads on the upper lip, but smaller sets are in the eyebrow area, along the chin, and near the feet. Those on the sides of the nose are the same width as your cat’s body; they help her figure out whether a space is wide enough to squeeze through. A complex set of muscles on the face moves whiskers back and forth. The way your cat arranges them indicates her feelings. When she is relaxed, her whiskers will remain still, sticking straight out from the side of her head; when curious or on the hunt, she’ll press them

slightly forward, and if nervous or upset, she will pin the whiskers back toward the face. Most important to know and remember is that you should never trim these highly sensitive whiskers, lest the cat becomes disoriented and scared. Vibrissae are vital to a cat’s mobility and sense of security. Without whiskers, cats would not be able to achieve the great acrobatic feats that are so awe-inspiring, or protect themselves from dangerous situations. Grooming, trimming or cutting off a cat’s whiskers is a big no-no. Leave them alone!

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/

Zero

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.

Some tips to help provide for your pet’s well being.

More parasites to fear

James & Pan

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

After a walk in fields or in the woods, you check yourself for pests like ticks, right? Don't forget about your pets. Tick bites put your furry pals at risk for Lyme disease and a handful of other serious illnesses. And they put you and your family at risk as well. If you find a tick on your dog or cat, remove it with tweezers, and be careful to get the entire head; do not crush it. Ask your vet about controlling ticks (“hep” in Thai).

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.

Going to the Dogs... I named my dog “Stay” so I can say, "Come here, Stay. Come here, Stay."

~Steven Wright A duck’s quack has no echo…and nobody knows why. When English settlers landed in Australia, they were impressed with a strange-looking animal that jumped extremely high and far. The foreigners used body language to ask the aboriginal people about this animal. The natives responded, “Kan Ghu Ru.” So the Englishmen adopted the word and named the animal “Kangaroo.” But the aboriginal people were saying “Kan Ghu Ru,” which translates to “We don’t understand.”

Cat Corner Tip Pay Attention Just like children and dogs, cats will get bored if you don't give them enough attention, play with them, and provide them with things to do. And that can lead to habits like chewing, scratching and meowing incessantly. Keep things interesting by hiding treats for your cat to find around the home, provide him with cat toys to chase and play with, and spend ample time showing him your interest and love. Interactive games or feeders are great, particularly when your cat is left alone. When you’re home, play fish (hang a toy on a string and dangle it from a pole as your furry friend chases the prey around the room), or buy a laser pen and enjoy watching your kitten pursue the beam of light as you direct it along the floor and walls.


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Games

CROSSWORD Across

Down 1. Winding 2. Bluto’s rival 3. Dove calls 4. Landon of politics 5. ___ of fire, break glass (2 wds.) 6. Chinese beverages 7. Estrada of “CHiPs” 8. Lisa of the Louvre 9. Pierces 12. Abbr. on a website 16. ’60s pres. 20. Indulge to excess 21. Three, in Roma 23. Fakes 24. Weasel’s cousins 25. Save’s opposite 27. Common virus 29. Isaac’s son 30. Stubby pieces 31. French friends 32. Alps, e.g. (abbr.) 35. Zip

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1. Pound operators (abbr.) 5. Article 9. Thread reel 10. Fiddling emperor 11. Signal from a snitch (hyph.) 13. Eve’s son 14. Greek god of war 15. Nome’s state 17. Tampa ___ Rays 18. Gridiron figs. 19. Dozed off 22. Bridges and Chandler 26. Pet store sound 28. Congressman (abbr.) 29. Tooth covering 32. Female on the farm 33. ___ pump 34. Positive trend 36. Irish Rose’s love 37. Terminated 38. Russia between 1917 and 1991 (abbr.) 39. Furtive whisper

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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: A student enrolled in a four- or five-year bachelor’s degree program, an associate degree program, or a vocational or technical program below the baccalaureate. First letter: U Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Providing help for projects. First letter: A Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Any physical or psychological revitalization through the voluntary pursuit of leisure time.

First letter: R Answer: __________ 4. Definition: Up to the present time; “I have _____ to see the results”. First letter: Y Answer: __________ 5. Definition: A person who buys goods or services and uses them personally instead of selling them. First letter: C Answer: __________

Answers: 1. Undergraduate; 2. Assistance; 3. Recreation; 4. Yet; 5. Consumer.

Hidden Words Puzzle

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Answers: 1. Mittens (snow on roof); 2. Boot (dog); 3. Chill (snowman); 4. Sled (car windows); 5. Frost (tree); 6. Snow (fence).


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