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number of breathtaking happenings in Pattaya during the year achieved notoriety well beyond the city limits. Firstly, there were (and are) the unfinished sagas. Last May it was reported that a very tall condominium building had encroached on public land and might well need to be dismantled. It never happened. There was also the usual crop of rumours that Walking Street was overdue for demolition because of illegally-built

structures. But they are all still there. Threats of a vegan Christmas surfaced for the umpteenth year running when reports suggested that turkeys could not be imported, but the alarmist bells fell silent as virtually every restaurant in the resort promised traditional yuletide fare for early bookers. In February, there was international publicity for Pattaya when 30 or so elderly members of Pattaya bridge club were arrested by the licensing authority

on suspicion of gambling and of using playing cards manufactured outside of Thailand. The pensioners were held at Pattaya police station for several hours but then released without charge. A week later their passports and bail money were all returned. Almost a year later, not one member has appeared in court. There was great panic amongst nervous expats in August when a new immigration form was issued to Continued on page 4


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News Frenchman jumps to his death in mall

A 71-year-old man from France climbed onto the railing and jumped from an upper level of CentralFestival Pattaya Beach. He landed face down on the third floor. Identified as Claude Andre Antoine Tohrer, the man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Fake police rob man on bike

Iranian shoplifters nailed

Iranians Mojtaba Firouzbakht, 28, and Fatemeh Heidari, 29, were arrested in their Soi 8 hotel after being identified as shoplifters.

Police received a tip on the whereabouts of the suspects accused of stealing clothing, shoes and bags from shops in CentralFestival Pattaya Beach.

Cambodian workers assaulted

Gang shoot-out at school Some 50 to 60 members of rival motorcycle gangs blasted away at one another, wounding bystanders in front of the international school on Pong-Rayong Road. It was not known initially how many people were struck by stray bullets or how much property damage was caused.

Two Cambodian laborers were assaulted by some 20 fellow Cambodians armed with wood and knives. The two victims had been waiting for a ride home near a construction site on Thepprasit Road. Thirty-year-old Sorn and his friend were sent to Banglamung hospital for treatment on cuts on their arms

Gang assaults teens Unconscious girls dumped at Wat Chonglom

As he drove his motorbike past the Father Ray Foundation, 40-year-old Sanchorn Khamvilai was pulled over by two men posing as police officers. The men asked Sanchorn for his license and registration, then pulled out a gun and asked for 5,000 baht before they sped away on their motorbike.

Police reprimand club owners

A teenage couple was accosted by members of a gang, the teens reported to Pattaya police. The male victim said he and his girlfriend were riding on his motorbike on Soi Nernplabwan when one assailant kicked over the bike, injuring the driver. Police intend to question one of the suspects.

Woman drives into water truck Representatives of the Banglamung City Administration together with the police officers checked on clubs in Soi Chaiyapoon in South Pattaya in response to complaints that gogo bars were not complying with 2 am closing times. The Playboy Club was ordered to close immediately.

Passersby found two teenage girls lying unconscious behind Wat Chonglom in Naklua. Fourteen-year-old Waan and 17-year-old Aoi were deposited at the temple by men on motorbikes who subsequently fled, according to witnesses. The victims, who appeared to have been drugged, were sent to Banglamung Hospital. Police later apprehended four males and are searching for two others. A woman driving a Toyota slammed into a water truck at the Chaiyapreuk junction with Sukhumvit Road. Water truck driver Saeb Thongyorm said he was watering the plants on Sukhumvit when the female driver rear-ended his truck. The car’s driver, 32-year-old Nattanant Phumratpaisarn, was trapped in her car until the Sawangboriboon Foundation volunteers rescued her. Police invited Nattanant for questioning.


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News Honda Automobile (Thailand) extends the range of Honda vehicles Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. announced that it has extended the range of Honda vehicles in Thailand which require replacement of Takata passenger’s front airbag inflators. Honda is making this announcement as a precautionary measure to ensure safety for its customers. The extension adds 165,128 passenger’s front airbag inflators as affected parts which require inspection and replacement. Honda dealers nationwide will replace the affected airbag inflators free of charge. The reason for this replacement is the affected Takata airbag inflators might deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. In such a case, the airbag inflator casing might rupture, which could result in a safety risk for the passengers and driver. The vehicles added to the list of those requiring replacement of the Takata passenger’s front airbag are as follows: • 2009-2011 Honda City • 2009-2011 Honda Jazz • 2009-2011 Honda Freed • 2009-2011 Honda Civic • 2007-2011 Honda CR-V • 2008-2011 Honda Accord Honda has sent notification letters to the owners of vehicles with the affected parts, urging them to contact any authorized Honda dealer nationwide to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the affected parts. In addition to the owners of vehicles Honda previously notified in its statement dated July 12, 2016, Honda urged the remaining owners of vehicles who have not had the affected Takata

airbag inflators replaced to contact any Honda dealer nationwide to schedule the replacement immediately. The vehicles with affected Takata driver’s front airbag inflators identified in the previous notifications are as follows: • 2012-2013 Honda City • 2012 Honda City CNG • 2012-2013 Honda Jazz • 2013 Honda Jazz Hybrid • 2012 Honda Jazz (model imported from Japan) • 2011 Honda CR-V Honda asked owners of vehicles identified on the above list to contact any Honda dealer nationwide and schedule the replacement of the affected parts in case they have not received any notifications due to possible reasons such as a change of address or ownership. Honda also strongly encourages Honda owners to take the same action in case they are not certain whether their vehicles are affected by these notifications. Honda owners can also check whether their vehicles’ airbag inflators are subject to the replacement of the affected parts by using the following methods with their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): • Access www.honda.co.th/vinsearch • Call any authorized Honda dealer nationwide (please search for Honda dealer telephone numbers at www.honda.co.th/en/ dealer) • Contact Honda Automobile (Thailand)’s Honda call center at 02 341 7777


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News Bizarre Pattaya 2016 Continued from page 1

accompany visa extensions. The three-page questionnaire asked aliens to report all manner of details such as their favourite hang-outs and preferred websites. However, much of the heat went out of the argument when it was explained that it was not actually necessary to answer the more intimate bits. Much of the remaining information requested was and is readily available to Thai police anyway, including car ownership (if any), local bank account details, passport numbers and addresses. There was much speculation in September when the dozens (even hundreds) of tour buses which used to congregate at night on the major sois and clog the traffic during the day had vanished. It turned out that the government was cracking down on zero-sum holidays – the ones where Chinese vacationers to Thailand pay in advance in China but are then pressurized to buy in certain outlets once they arrive here – which led to the closure of a couple of companies and the impounding of huge numbers of coaches. However, by December, there were telltale signs that the crackdown was temporary rather than permanent. Needless to say, there was during the year the inevitable backtracking on a number of issues. It was announced that the new Sukhumvit

Road tunnel was years behind schedule, hastily followed by the news that it will open ahead of schedule in February 2017. A Thai general election, scheduled several times for late 2017, may have to be pushed forward to 2018 because of certain bureaucratic complexities. On the more positive front, improvements on Jomtien Second Road to reduce water-logging appear to be progressing well even if constant flooding made it hard to discern what was going on throughout the rainy season. A bold scheme to begin a new catamaran service from Pattaya to Hua Hin from the start of 2017 was confidently announced in November, but died in the water after civil officials pointed out that the Bali Hai pier was unsafe without further and substantial repairs and upgrading. The whole scheme may need to be rethought in any case. The proposed fee of 1,200 baht for a single journey is thought by many to be expensive, whilst market research suggests that the only way to make a profit is to transport vehicles as well as people. The ferries currently available are too small for freight. In wishing you the compliments of the season, Pattaya Today adds the reminder that you shouldn’t believe all you read on the internet. Nor in newspapers come to that.

SFX Cinema holds premier night

The movie “Porrn Jak Fah” (Heaven Blessing) was screeneed by the press by director Yongyuth Thongkongthun. The

film, which commemorates King Bhumbhol, is a love story about three couples and features songs written by the King. Released

Calis works at the Avenue

More than 50 paintings by German artist Tugrul Calis (left) were displayed at the Avenue Mall Pattaya. His Berlin-inspired paintings were created from 1995 to 1999.

Fox Network sues Bangkok Bank Seasonal congestion

December 1, the film’s proceeds from tickets sales—at 99 baht--will be donated to Chai Pattana Foundation under Royal Patronage.

Update Management in Prostate Cancer

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya presented doctors and nurses with an update on the latest treatment and prevention of prostate cancer. Hundreds of participants were addressed by doctors from the Urology Surgery Center Academic department. The event was opened by Dr. Siharat Lohachitranont, deputy director of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.

Jomtien Fishing Games FOX Networks Group Asia (Fox) has filed a 2.5 billion baht law suit against The Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited for failing to honor bank guarantees for distribution of programming in Thailand. Fox claims that Bangkok Bank had agreed to make restitution for failed payments on behalf of GMM Grammy Public Company Limited and CTH Public Company Limited, both of which were major operators of pay-TV platforms and the holders of licenses of failed digital television channels in Thailand. Bangkok Bank is the largest guarantor to Thailand’s digital television operators, having provided guarantees for 14 of the 24 channels totaling more than 20,000 million baht (41 per cent) of the spectrum license fees raised. Three years ago the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) auctioned digital television licenses and raised approximately 50,000 million baht for the state from 24 operators.

More police officers and volunteers are being deployed to deal with mounting traffic congestion in Pattaya. Traffic jams and lack of discipline on the roads are seen as the major challenges among commuters and other drivers in high season. At a meeting overseen by top brass police officers, it was decided to pump up personnel to manage traffic for the next several months.

Sontaya Khunpleum, president of Chonburi Sports Association, Suchart Khunjeng, president of the Jet Ski Club, and Chanatpong Sriwiset, Pattaya City director, reported that the Jomtien Fishing Games 2016 and Pattaya Water Sport competitions will open on December 24 for two days. The event is designed to create camaraderie and serve as an inspiration for youth to see the importance of nature.


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News Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants returns to Thailand in 2017 Following the successful move to Thailand in 2016, the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony will return to Bangkok in 2017. Now celebrating its fifth year, the prestigious event, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, will take place at the W Hotel in Bangkok on the evening of Tuesday, 21 February 2017. Hosted with the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants will gather the region’s most renowned chefs, industry VIPs and international media to announce the 2017 list. Since launching in 2013, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has become the most trusted and credible guide to the best places to eat around the region. The 2016 list welcomed 10 new entries and showcased the best dining experiences in 13 Asian countries, more than ever before. The 2017 programme will include the #50BestTalks event, a combination of local food discovery and interactive chef demonstrations that explore regional food trends and local Thai cooking techniques. Scheduled for Monday, 20 February, the one-day curated forum will feature some of Asia’s most influential culinary leaders, including chefs from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. William Drew, group editor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, says: “After the success of the 2016 event, we’re thrilled to return to Thailand for the fifth edition of Asia’s 50 Best

Restaurants. Given the country’s rich culinary history, unique Thai hospitality and vibrant restaurant scene, Thailand is rightly regarded as one of the most celebrated food capitals of the world and an ideal host country for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.” H.E. KobkarnWattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, says: “When visitors enjoy a quality dining experience in Thailand, it means they have enjoyed a meal from the best quality Thai farm products, in a creative ambience, with exemplary service. We want the world to experience and enjoy the flavours of the Thai nation, and for international chefs to either come to Thailand or remain in their home kitchens to whip up amazing dishes with fresh and tasty Thai ingredients.” Thailand’s prominence in Asia’s culinary scene continues to grow. For the last three years, Bangkok restaurants have claimed the No.1 spot on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. David Thompson’s Nahm took top honours in 2014 while Gaggan Anand’s eponymous restaurant secured the No.1 spot in 2015 and again last year. Along with Gaggan and Nahm, the 2016 list also featured the Bangkok-based restaurants Eat Me (No.23), and Issaya Siamese Club (No.19). How Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled The list is created from the votes

of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. The panel in each region is made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and highly regarded ‘gastronomes’. Members list their choices in order of preference, based on their best restaurant experiences of the previous 18 months. There is no pre-determined check-list of criteria, but there are strict voting rules. For the 2017 edition, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is once again working with professional services consultancy Deloitte as its official independent adjudication partner. The adjudication by Deloitte ensures that the integrity and authenticity of the voting process and the resulting list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants are protected. To see more details on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants voting process, visit www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/ our-manifesto.html

Thailand tourism breaks records and welcomes 30 millionth visitor to the Kingdom Thailand has welcomed its 30 millionth visitor for 2016, breaking tourist records. The “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor – The Amazing, Smashing Success” was Huang Junyi who flew in to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport from Guangzhou, China on the auspicious date of December 5. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, “This has been an amazing year for tourism in amazing Thailand as shown by the huge numbers of visitors. We have reached 30 million and the high season has only just kicked off. We know that more people will be coming to enjoy the cool weather and holiday festivities. Thailand has so much to offer the world and we know that the Thai people make every visitor feel as welcome as we made Huang Junyi feel today.” Huang Junyi,“Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor – The Amazing, Smashing Success”, was greeted at Suvarnabhumi Airport with a fantastic welcoming ceremony co-hosted by

the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Airways International and True Corporation. Huang’s prize will be two economy-class return tickets to Thailand from her original destination, which are valid for a year. She will also be given a voucher for a five-night stay in one of Thailand’s luxury hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya or Hua Hin as well as a mobile phone with a 4G sim card and seven days of Internet usage and a certificate naming her as “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor – The Amazing, Smashing Success” so that she can remember this day forever. The lucky 30 millionth visitor was also given an exclusive limousine transfer from the Airport to her accommodation in Bangkok. The “Thailand’s Luckiest Visitor” campaign was launched in 2015 to welcome and reward every millionth visitor to Thailand from June to December. The campaign was a great success and garnered interest from the public and media organisations across the world, boosting Thailand’s tourism sector and brand image. It has been brought back in 2016 to welcome the 30th and 31st million visitors and will continue till the end of 2016. In 2016, Thailand is projecting total international tourism revenue of 1.62 trillion baht (USD 46 billion), representing a year-on-year increase of 11.68 percent over 2015. To boost tourism numbers, various initiatives have been put in place to encourage tourists to visit and spend. This includes the waiver of tourist visa fees for visitors from 19 countries from December 1 to February 28, 2017, and the price of visas issued on arrival will be halved. To encourage more domestic travel, a long New Year holiday of four days including December 31, 2016, and January 1 to 3, 2017, has been confirmed.

Seren collects award for being top in Thailand

Former Garden International School (GIS) student Seren Gordon has attended the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards’ ceremony at Bangkok Prep International School. Seren gained 7A* and 1 A grade, including the Top in Thailand score for IGCSE Combined Science. Last month, Seren was presented with her certificate by Margaret Tongue, deputy head of Mission at the British Embassy in Bangkok. Tongue told the award winners: “There is a lot of competition for the brightest and best students, and you are obviously in that category. Many congratulations to you; your hard work and commitment have made you Top in Thailand.” Seren is now studying in the UK but flew back to Thailand especially to receive her certificate.

Other GIS students from Years 9 and 10 collected their IGCSE certificates during a Secondary assembly at GIS. IGCSE Coordinator Stokes announced the students’ names and Head of Secondary Beales presented the certificates. Many Year 10 students took IGCSE Mathematics – and all passed. In Year 9, many students sat the IGCSE ESL examination – and again there was a 100 per cent pass rate. For the IB Diploma, GIS also had a 100 per cent pass rate, proving again that GIS is one of the strongest schools academically in the region. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is run by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and is the world’s leading international qualification for 16-year-olds.

Fit and firm at A-ONE Hotels Pattaya

A-ONE Hotels Group, Pattaya management team organized a fitness activity by the beach for the staff and guests to keep them physically and mentally healthy. The activity’s main objective is to provide better health for the staff so they can work happier and longer at the hotel. The management team also thinks that if the staff are happy, they will deliver better service to the guests as well. Held every Wednesday starting December 7 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in front of A-ONE Hotel, the fitness activity is led by the professional fitness trainer from the hotel’s Fitness One.


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News Russian Navy sails out of Thailand

King Bhumibol’s photo exhibit

The Pattaya Cultural Council in collaboration with CentralFestival Pattaya Beach exhibited photos honoring King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Artists from different walks of life contributed photos and paintings showing good deeds of the late King. Completing its visit to Thailand, the Russian warship detachment of the Pacific Fleet sailed out of Sattahip earlier this month. During their visit aimed at strengthening the relationship between the two nations, Russian command staff met with representatives of the Thai Navy and city officials. Crews of Admiral Tributs, a major anti-submarine ship, and Boris Butoma, a large tanker, replenished their storages during their stay, while the sailors took in the sights and enjoyed R&R.

Sanctuary of Truth merit making ceremony

50-day ceremony

Former Chonburi MP Poramed Ngampichet presided over the merit making ceremony at the Sanctuary of Truth in honor of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Some 310 monks performed the religious ceremony.

Thailand Friendly Design Expo 2016 YWCA Bangkok Pattaya is hosting a 50-day mourning ceremony for King Bhumibol at Wat Sangwararam Temple in Huay Yai. Starting the event, they lit candles and offered a 9-minute meditation. The ceremony, every evening at 7:30, runs through January 23.

Aromatic football tournament

The 2016 Perfume House Football for Future at the Redemptorist Center raised 52,000 baht for the Father Ray Foundation, according to Father Dr. Picharn Jaiseri, president of the Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities. Father Picharm led the opening ceremony with Usaneeya Peekthong, representing the Perfume House. The event encourages participation and support of youth in sports activities, particularly in developing football skills.

Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports, presided over the 2016 Thailand Friendly Expo at Impact Arena in Muangthong Thani Bangkok, where he presented certificates to hotels with friendly design and suitable for all generations. Among the recipients was Pattaya’s Diana Hotel. Sophin Theppajug, Diana Group managing director accepted the award.


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Our Community Busy Sporting Calendar It has been a busy week for sport here in Pattaya, particularly for children who are living with a disability. First off was the annual Able the Disabled Dressage Competition that takes place at Horseshoe Point and is organised by Sandra Cooper and her team of wonderful and very patient volunteers. More than 20 youngsters, mostly Thai but also a few foreigners, all living with various degrees of special needs, took part in the competition which saw them not only riding their chosen horse, but also performing a series of activities to earn points. The children, many of whom attend the Father Ray Center for Children with Special Needs, also attend weekly hippotherapy sessions at Horseshoe Point, and watching these youngsters makes you realise just how beneficial sitting on a horse can be. Not only does it give a child confidence, but it also improves their posture and their major and minor motor skills. A few days later it was over to the School for the Blind for the annual sports day, brought forward from its usual date in February. Once again the students split into two teams and as usual the rivalry was fierce, no more so than in the final of the women’s soccer competition.

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There is only one word to describe it, brutal. Imagine being in goal and the ball is small and plastic, with a bell inside so the players can hear where it is. They kick as hard as they can towards the goal of the opposing team and the goalkeeper is expected to stop the ball going past her, while wearing no protection and it was very obvious on several occasions that if the ball hits you in the face it will hurt, a lot. During the game the ball had to be replaced several times as they either broke, split open or were left with a big dent in them after they were kicked hard. Two days later the Father Ray Center for Children with Special Needs held their first ever sports day, which started with a parade by the children who wanted to pay their respects to the late King of Thailand. Athletics, swimming, soccer and petanque were all played and as the day went on the noise got louder and louder as there was also a competition to see which group of supporters could cheer the loudest; we’re surprised the children couldn’t be heard in the next province! More information on the work of the Father Ray Foundation can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@ fr-ray.org.

Making Dreams Come True for Unprivileged Children Join Amari Pattaya this festive season in the purchase of greeting cards and Amari cushions. For this season of sharing, Amari Pattaya invites you to provide a little magic for some underprivileged local children. Dreams Come True will deliver special meals and treats at local schools.

By purchasing the Amari cushions and the greeting cards hanging on the hotel’s Christmas tree, you will help to provide these children a chance to enjoy a dream come true during this festive season. The money raised will help the children at Baan Na Nok Peed Border Patrol Police School in

Loei, and Baan Na Chumphu Border Patrol Police School in Udon Thani. For every donation of 200 baht, the children will receive one set of Baht for a Better Life cards and greeting cards. For every donation of 500 baht, they

will receive one Amari cushion and one greeting card. The special Amari cushions are available from now until January 9, 2017 or until stocks last. For more information, call Amari Pattaya at 038 418 418.


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Our Community Chevrolet and One World Play Project bring learning and play to Thai children

Chevrolet Sales Thailand brought much cheer and fun to children in Nakhon Pathom when they donated books and 500 Chevrolet-branded One World Futbols to 25 schools within the province. Working together with its local dealership, Chevrolet Chor Erawan Nakhon Pathom, Chevrolet Thailand

organized Chevrolet Play for Dream CSR activity to support Thai youths with the donation of Chevroletbranded indestructible One World Futbals, books and educational tools. The donations will help provide sporting skills, support reading habits and promote education in general.

Speaking at the dealership, Wail Farghaly, managing director of GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand, highlighted, “Play is a fundamental human activity that can inspire children and adults alike. Thanks to the support offered by Chevrolet Chor Erawan Nakhon Pathom, we are able to engage with young students today, fuelling their ingenuity and imagination for the future of Thailand”. Chevrolet has invested in “Driving a Better Tomorrow”, the company’s CSR program aimed at creating smarter, healthier and safer communities. To date, Chevrolet has

donated more than 24,000 One World Futbols in Thailand through its partnership with One World Play Project, and also spearheaded a child safety

campaign, donated vehicles to vocational institutions and initiated environmental conservation projects. The overarching idea of Chevrolet’s CSR programs is to give back to the communities within which the automaker operates. At the event, schoolchildren were treated to an up-close-and-personal view of the new Chevrolet Colorado as Karun Khiaothongnoi and Prapas Bunpen, two customers from Chevrolet Chor Erawan Nakhon Pathom took delivery of the keys to brand new pickup truck in the presence of executives from Chevrolet Sales Thailand. Awed by the vehicle’s striking color, rugged design and sleek lines, many children went forth to pose for photographs with the truck.

Amari and Chula Love Earth campaign raises e-waste awareness

Amari representatives led by David Cumming (third from right), vice president and area general manager, Bangkok, Onyx Hospitality Group, hand over e-waste products collected from hotel staff and their families to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sutha Khaodhiar (third from left), director of Chulalongkorn University’s Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management (HSM), as part of the “Amari and Chula Love Earth” Campaign. All of the e-waste collected will be professionally managed by TES-AMM Thailand, a specialist in technology deployment, recovery, remarketing, and recycling. A joint campaign

between Amari hotels and resorts across Thailand and Chulalongkorn University’s Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management, “Amari and Chula Love Earth” aims at raising public awareness on the importance of proper disposal and recycling of electronic waste such as old digital cameras, notebooks, mobile phones, batteries and chargers. The campaign also includes educational sessions in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Samui, Krabi and Phuket by HSM for hotel staff, on the detrimental impact to human health and the environment resulting from improper disposal and handling of e-waste.

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok instructs massage lessons for seniors

Wim N.M. Fagel (standing row: 10th left), general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, together with Tipawan Supapakdee (standing row: 12th left), director of human resources and Pradapporn

Chantaworaluck (standing row: 9th left), public relations manager, recently attended a health awareness event to instruct massage lesson for seniors at Public Health Center 17 in the Prachaniwet district.

The event, which included the hotel’s spa therapists, was designed to educate and highlight the benefits of massage for the elderly, and to follow up on the hotel’s latest environmental and social responsibilities.


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Centra Maris is the younger sibling of the mighty Centara Grand Mirage. It’s a young funky hotel nestled close by to Na Jomtien Beach and is already receiving compliments and good reviews. It’s a striking structure, modern in the extreme complete with dramatic waterfalls, bars and restaurants and with a positive familyfriendly ethos.

Coco & Rum Restaurant & Bar is the latest food outlet to open. It is located adjacent to the spectacular lagoonshaped swimming pool and presents a modern eatery offering a range of Thai and western favourites. It was here that Mick and I were invited recently to taste their Friday and Saturday night special tapas table and contemporary a la carte menu.

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Royal Enfield showcases World War-inspired custom motorcycles at Motor Expo

Eat, Drink, Think Spain at UNOMAS

Royal Enfield Thonglor continues the brand’s historical heritage by bringing the classic wartime style of unique and modern Royal Enfield customized motorcycles to the 33rd Thailand International Motor Expo 2016. Photo shows, from left to right: Varathip Chauysak, managing director of Motorcycle Expo Co., Ltd., Chalatchai Paphatphong, vice organizing chairman of The 33rd Thailand International Motor Expo 2016, together with ML Ploynapat Leenutaphong, president of General Auto Supply Co., Ltd. or Royal Enfield Thonglor, and Nino Metanee Buranasiri, actor and emcee at Royal Enfield Booth.

Robert F. Maurer-Loeffler (3rd from left), general manager and group director of Operations for City Hotels, Thailand, Centara Hotels and Resorts, gave a warm welcome to H.E. Maria del Carmen Moreno Raymundo (3rd from right), Spanish ambassador to Thailand, on her arrival at “Eat, Drink, Think Spain” – three chefs, one evening, six hands dinner prepared by Michelin star Chef Toni Gonzalez (right), Chef Roberto Terradillos (2nd left) and UNO MAS Chef Joan Tanya Dot (2nd right) held at UNO MAS restaurant, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. Also in photo is Maria Salcedo (left), deputy head of Mission, embassy of Spain.

Thailand Oilmen's Charity Invitational Golf Tournament at Dusit Thani Pattaya

The management team of Dusit Thani Pattaya led by Executive Assistant Manager Larry Choi (second right) is seen with some of the committee members of Thailand Oilmen’s Charity Invitational (TOCI) Golf Tournament, including cochairman Thitipun Semsuntad (second left), during the ‘Shrimp Boil Night’ at the hotel’s Chaba Pool attended by some 1,000 guests. The TOCI Golf Tournament is held every year with the Shrimp Boil Night as one of the features before the awards ceremony held on the last night of the event.

KDB Life Insurance holds A party for distinguished thank you party at PEACH alumni at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao

Korean insurance firm, KDB Life Insurance Co., Ltd., held their “Summer Festival in Pattaya” thank you party at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group’s Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH). Staying for four days at Royal Cliff’s five-star hotels, over 600 delegates along with the company’s executives and managers gathered at PEACH for the K-Leaders Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner. All guests enjoyed the memorable live entertainment from famous Korean singers, Byun Jin Sub and MIGI.

General Cholavit Permsub (3rd right) hosted a congratulatory party for Dr. Yupawan Nangkalapiwat (4th right), deputy dean of the Faculty of Arts at Sripatum University, who has been named a “distinguished alumni” by the Department of Educational Administration at Chulalongkorn University. The party was held at Don Giovanni Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.


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CPR Training by the Thai Heart Foundation under Royal Patronage

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien management team led by Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager, recognized the importance of saving lives and rescuing people from heart attacks or breathing problems by organizing CPR training for the hotel staff. Thai Heart Foundation under Royal Patronage conducted a Basic Life Support training including chest compression, airway management using a head tilt–chin lift maneuver or jaw thrust, and rescue breathing.

Warm welcome to Miss Royal Cliff Hotels Group Best Asia at Novotel welcomes Nordic golfers Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

Joon K. Park (left), resident manager of Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, welcomed Chanokpimmada Chatmuangpak (centre), Miss Grand Saraburi 2016, after winning Best Asia and Best National Costume from Best Model of the World 2016 held at WOW Istanbul Hotel and Convention Center in Turkey. Dr Boonma Imwised (right), president of Starwell Business (1998) Co, Ltd. and contest supporter, also seen in photo.

About 60 Nordic golfers from Sweden, Norway, and Finland who were in the country for the Thai Pro-Am 2016 had a four-night stay at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. The resort provided a beautiful setting for the players to relax and enjoy its beautiful surroundings and excellent services. An official welcome reception hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was held upon their arrival at the Promenade Lounge of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel. The evening was filled with delectable canapés and sparkling cocktails prepared by Royal Cliff’s talented culinary team along with colorful performances including a Thai traditional dance show and live music. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT’s deputy governor for International Marketing to Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Americas, gave a welcome speech highlighting how Pattaya is fast becoming an ideal golf destination of choice for many travelers.


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Hilton Pattaya together with Habitat for Humanity Thailand builds home and hope

“Happy thoughts can’t build houses, volunteers can” – Habitat for Humanity. Hilton Pattaya in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Thailand worked together building a home for a local resident at Nong Pla Lai, Banglamung. Thirty volunteers from Hilton Pattaya along with Habitat for Humanity Thailand worked tirelessly to build a strong house for the family. Habitat for Humanity Thailand (HFHT) was established in 1998 to improve the quality of Thai people’s lives by building homes and transforming communities. They work with like-minded partners, focusing on holistic development and sustainable change to achieve a positive and lasting impact. To date, they have built, repaired and rehabilitated over

11,500 houses and helped over 46,000 people all over Thailand. Rudolf Troestler, Hilton Pattaya’s general manager, and management team showed the gratitude towards Habitat for Humanity organization, thanking them to give this opportunity to make a notable difference in people’s lives and hoping to build more homes like this. The head of the family of the affected house also expressed his heart by thanking the entire team for helping him to build strong home for his livelihood. The team truly experienced that ‘Giving is not just about making a donation, but also about making a difference’. Being a leader in the communities is the hotel’s core value, don't miss a chance to be a part of their charity campaign, follow Facebook.com/PattayaHilton or call 038 253 000.

7th Anniversary Christmas Tree Lighting at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by General Manager Andre Brulhart officially welcomed the festive season with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held at the hotel’s main lobby. The event was also part of the grand celebrations of the hotel’s seventh anniversary. From now until January 6, 2017, guests can donate through purchase of ornaments to complete the decoration of the Christmas tree, postcards, and calendars or have a photo with Santa Claus. All proceeds will go to Father Ray Foundation. During the celebration, Father Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul, president of Father Ray Foundation, expressed his appreciation for the continued support to the foundation through the charity event. The event also featured holiday bites and brews for all ages, cookie decorating for the kids, along with the resort’s very own secret recipe for eggnog and glühwein enjoyed by all.


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Vol. 04 No. 24 | Dec 16-31, 2016

Top Five Selfie Spots in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Disneyland

to Capture the Festive Holiday Season Hong Kong is an excellent destination for the upcoming festive holiday season for a long list of reasons: cuddle-up weather, party ambience, great holiday shopping deals, exquisite dining, and of course the joyful spirit that is just so infectious! New Year holiday seekers can start planning their trip now to avail of the best of everything. Of course, the vacation would not be complete without sharing your happy selfies with your family and friends back home who would love to catch a glimpse of your adventures in Hong Kong! Here, in no particular order, are the top five New Year holiday selfie spots in Hong Kong that are sure to make your vacation memories extra special, as recommended by selfie super fans from all around the world:

The Statue Square Christmas Tree

sky100

Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show

for kids of all ages who will get to wear the StarkVision glasses and get on the Iron Wing vehicle for the experience of a lifetime! This year will be special, as the theme of Disney Sparkling Christmas captures the true spirit of celebration. Here is a useful tip: snow will fall on Main Street, USA, so get ready to click on that button as you catch the falling snowflakes with your tongue! How to get there: MTR Disney Resort Station Address: Lantau Island, Hong Kong Disneyland

The Statue Square Christmas Tree (until 1 Jan 2017) A great traditional Christmas tree with the bright little star shining in a forest of glittering skyscrapers! A lovely Christmas choir performs an array of classic carols to put you in the right mood. Santa and his friends drop by quite often, so complete your selfie with them! How to get there: MTR Central Station, Exit K Address: North Statue Square, Central Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show (until 28 Dec 2016) Catch the dazzling illuminations in this spectacular 3D light show. Include in your selfie “Eddie the Elf,” one of Santa’s favorite helpers, and the other lovable characters joining the fun! The light show comes on

every evening. Posting your amazing 3D light pictures will surely make your friends jealous! How to get there: MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit L6 or J Address: Open Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui

Hong Kong Disneyland (until 2 Jan 2017) Of course Mickey and his friends, all dressed in their favourite festive outfits, will be so excited to “wefie” with you! The latest attraction, the Iron Man 3-D experience, is a must

sky100 (until 2 Jan 2017) Take your selfie with a bird’s eye view of Hong Kong’s Christmas lights all the way up from sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck. At 393 meters above sea level, you can capture the city’s sparkling lights on both sides of Victoria Harbour.

How to get there: MTR Kowloon Station, Exit D1 or C1 Address: Elements, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd W, Yau Ma Tei Times Square (until 1 Jan 2017) Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow on Times Square! On November 24, a snowy wonderland opened its doors for the first time in Asia, created by a professional French team. Capture these unforgettable moments as you throw snowballs, slide down a small hill and build your own little snowman! Your collection of holiday selfies will surely give you the most joyful memories! How to get there: MTR Causeway Bay Station, Exit A Address: 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay For more information, visit DiscoverHongKong.com.


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Vol. 04 No. 24 | Dec 16-31, 2016

Mick & Di The Food Lovers

Coco & Rum

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com General Manager Chaiphun Thongsuthum & Executive Chef Pie

Restaurant & Bar at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien

>> from L1 Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 10 pm the central table at Coco & Rum is laden with its innovative tapas-style buffet. It’s a sensational sight, polar fresh seafood such as scallops, calamari, and mussels join a first-rate selection of handrolled sushi, freshly cut sashimi plus salmon, poached sea bass, fish mousse with prawns and seared tuna. Salads abound with various pastas, plus there’s Italian cold cuts the likes of salami, prosciuttos, mortadella and all sorts of other treats including a feast of single bite delicacies. It really is an amazing spread and that’s before you savour the delights of the homemade desserts. Jellies, crème caramel, cakes, and lots more beautifully constructed confections make for a sugarista’s dream. The cost of this gourmet feast is B.385 net and if you choose to enjoy a main course to boot the price is only B.285 extra. The a la carte menu definitely has a touch of whimsy about it with playful descriptions and imaginative presentations. “The Chill Element” lists items called Beneath my Wings (coriander battered chicken wings served with homemade sweet chilli sauce) or Burning Lips (raw Pacific salmon with chilli, garlic, lemongrass and tangy lime). Salads

are deconstructed paying special attention to the classic elements but served with Chef Pie’s zoosh of playfulness. I plumped for Samurai Salmon while Mick opted for the Wild Pork chop. Both were exceedingly good. The tempura battered fish fell in shards under the fork and the butter crushed potatoes were particularly scrumptious as were the slow-roasted herbed potatoes that accompanied Mick’s Kurobuta grilled chop. There’s a potato wizard at work in this kitchen. To round off a splendid dinner we shared a wickedly good double chocolate brownie with homemade vanilla ice cream. We were staying the night at the hotel so having been superbly fed and watered we made our way to our room on the 7th floor. There are 282 suites and rooms at Centra Maris, all designed with modern, clean lines, neutral, muted colours, big contemporary bathrooms with baths and state-of-the-art showers plus all the expected amenities including complimentary internet access. Breakfast next morning contained everything you could possibly want. Freshly brewed coffee and tea, an efficient egg station, noodles with all the add-ons, rice congee, salads and cold meats, fresh fruit,

Rocket Fuel

yoghurts, and so much more. Hot, flaky croissants are my delight and these in-house pastries were just perfect accompanied by home-made conserves and creamy butter. Across the table all was well with Mick tucking into eggs and crispy bacon for a mid-week treat. Centra Maris hits all the spots

Samurai Salmon

for an affordable family-orientated beach resort. The contemporary décor and relaxed ambiance makes it a very special place. The standard of cuisine is first-rate and the diversity of the accommodation makes for a very agreeable lifestyle complex. Centra by Centara Maris Resort

Mediterranean Lamb

Jomtien is located adjacent to Na Jomtien Beach. Coco & Rum Restaurant & Bar Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Opening Hours: 11 am to 11 pm Tel: 038 103 333 Email: cmj@chr.co.th www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centra/cmj

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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

Royal Cliff’s unique deVine Wine Club Presents an Odyssey of Grand Cru Bordeaux Wines

Pattaya’s foodiegentsia and oenophiles gathered recently in the richness of the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar to enjoy the latest deVine Wine Club dinner. The host for the evening was the well-known Bordeaux Ambassador, Berenger Le Boursicot, export manager for the historical wine merchant company, Borie-Manoux, a wine house that has been creating Bordeaux wines since 1870. Six excellent and varied wines had been selected to accompany the exquisite food of Executive Chef Walter Thenisch. Graciously presided over by Panga Vathanakul, managing director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, these occasions are eagerly anticipated and enthusiastically attended. The welcome flute of Montaudon Reserve Premiere Brut with its fresh, floral taste was a perfect fit with Chef Andreas’ creative cocktail canapés enjoyed in the lounge before adjourning to the Royal Grill Room. To launch the evening Chef Walter had crafted a pre-appetiser of a cocktail of scallops together with one of the most coveted Mediterranean prawns, known as Carabineros. Both rendered even more delicious by a flash of broccoli cream, a sprinkling of hazelnut crumble, nacre tapioca pearls and Pernod foam. This was an absolute stunner of a dish and paired with a Beau Rivage Bordeaux Blanc 2012, a classic blend of Semillon and Sauvignon blanc varietals, the combination was sensational. Next up was a confit salmon with mango, radish and chilli salsa. The prettiest of abstract plating produced a culinary display of soft pink salmon artfully arranged around the plate with shaved radish and sweet mango together with the most artistic centerpiece of nasturtium flowers and arranged leaves. A very dry Turpin Muscadet 2013 paired beautifully. A ripe, full wine with a classic mineral edge, it was the ideal choice to accompany this lovely dish. So far so gastro – the culinary romp continued building in power and weight both the wine and food. However, a short respite produced a palate cleanser in the shape of a hot red pepper sorbet. Hot indeed chef; there was a definite potent, lingering

Prem Calais (3rd from right), general manager of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, along with Royal Cliff’s culinary team presented a gift to Berenger Le Boursicot (3rd from left), the evening’s guest speaker, and Bantawat Kerkpittaya (2nd from right), manager of Wine Dee Dee Co., Ltd. – Pattaya Branch.

International food and Thai Cuisine Jomtien Bead Road Corner of Soi 8

Tel : 038 756698, 091 0564911 www.jomtien-boathouse.com heat which would, we’re guessing, register pretty high on the Scoville scale! Next we moved on to the reds with a pouring of Les Hauts de Lynch Moussas 2010. A big powerful mouthful, dark purple and inky, it was married to a juniper berry and thyme flavoured venison loin with gratin potatoes and cranberry enhanced red cabbage. A bodacious, robust course, lean dark meat paired with a slightly gamey red with soft tannins, it all harmonized effortlessly. It could only be cheese to follow such a pageant of dishes and we were treated to a trio of beauties, a gourmet Swiss cheese called Monk’s Head, a mild, buttery Camembert made with goat’s milk rather than cow’s milk and the famous Roquefort known in France as the ‘cheese of kings and popes’. Keeping pace with these strong flavours we were served an excellent Chateau Batailley 2006, deep in colour with a medium to full

body, it made excellent friends with the premium cheeses. Chef Walter had even one more indulgence up his sleeve in the form of a chocolate spiral with a forest berry roulade and a Bourbon vanilla sauce joined with a Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes 1996. What a combination, this Sauternes was just amazing, rich, and luxurious with tastes of dripping honey, it was sheer nectar and enjoyed with the luscious confection it ever so sweetly brought down the curtain on another thrilling evening of wining and dining deVine Wine Club style. Congratulations all round, the wine was wonderful, the sextet of courses superbly conceived, cooked and presented with the entire event orchestrated to precision. Serving an assemblage of 50 seasoned gourmands simultaneously is not an easy task but the deVine Wine Club delivered with bells and whistles. Do check out their website, www. royalcliff.com, for future events.

Deluxe French Cheese selection

Confit Salmon with Mango, Radish and Chilli Salsa

Chocolate Spiral, Forest Berry Roulade Bourbon Vanilla Sauce


Celebrate the Festive Season in Style with Amari Pattaya

One night in Royal Project at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

This year, Amari Pattaya has prepared delightful offerings and wonderful festive season programmes for guests to celebrate the joyful season and usher in 2017. Christmas Roast Dinner at Tavern By The Sea December 24-25, 2016 (11 am to 10 pm) Christmas is a time to give and receive with love. Relax and enjoy a festive dinner with a choice of roasts and a glass of mulled wine or sangria. Price: 590 baht net per person Christmas Dinner at Mantra Restaurant & Bar December 24-25, 2016 (6-10 pm) Christmas dinner for the ultimate Christmas party experience. Price: Traditional Christmas Dinner Set at 1,600 baht net (beverage packages available) Christmas Day Brunch at Mantra Restaurant & Bar Sunday, December 25, 2016 (First seating: 10 am – 2 pm, Second seating: 3-7 pm) Christmas feast awaits with a generous selection of festive delicacies from the buffet to tantalise your taste buds. Enjoy the last Sunday of this year with a delectable Festive Buffet Brunch. Price: Christmas buffet at 2,499 baht net per person (beverage packages available) Glitz and Glamour New Year Party at Party Ground Saturday, December 31, 2016 (7 pm until late) As the clock ticks away the last few hours of the year, feel the magic of the New Year at Amari Pattaya. Enjoy a lavish International Seafood BBQ Buffet with food, drinks, festive temptations and live entertainment from the live band, DJ and saxophonist to welcome in 2017. Spice up your New Year’s eve with glitz, glamour and delicious dishes. Price: 3,999 baht net per person (beverage packages available). 1,999 baht net for each child aged 6-12 years. Children under 6 years old eat for free. All That Jazz Gala Dinner at Mantra Restaurant & Bar Saturday, December 31, 2016 (7 pm until late) Enjoy a sumptuous gala dinner buffet and dance the

Cape Dara Resort Pattaya presents ‘One night in Royal Project’ New Year’s Eve Gala on December 31, 2016 from 6 pm till midnight at Twinkle Pool. Guests will be able to give the old year a thunderous send-off as they welcome the New Year with acoustic band, Thai dance, classical dance and bartender show. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of dishes from the exclusive dinner. Price is 3,800 baht per adult. night away with food and music. You are sure to have a celebration worth remembering. Tingle with anticipation; enjoy delicious dining, finest drinking and dancing to ring in 2017. Price: 4,599 baht net per person, including a glass of sparkling wine at countdown (beverage packages available). 2,100 baht net for each child aged 6-12 years. Children under 6 years old eat for free. New Year’s Eve Party at Tavern By The Sea Saturday, December 31, 2016 (7 pm until late) Make New Year's Eve a family occasion. Following an International BBQ Buffet dinner, you can dance the night away to the live house band. Price: 1,290 baht net per person. 690 baht net for each child aged 6-12 years. Children under 6 years old eat for free. For more information, contact 038 418418 or email fbreservation.pattaya@amari.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 under 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 a magic show, carol singer and Santa with a 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 under 5 years eat free! December 31 from 7 pm to 1 am at East Coast Kitchen, welcome the New Year with an international

For more information or table reservations, call 038 933 888.

Holiday Season Dining at Dusit Thani Pattaya Join for international buffet, freeflowing beverage, traditional holiday trimmings and lucky draw prizes at The Bay and The Point from 6:30 pm onwards. Christmas Eve Dinner, December 24, 2016: 1,990 baht ++ per person New Year’s Eve Dinner, December 31, 2016: 2,990 baht ++ per person For reservations, call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149-2150, email dtpa@dusit. com or visit www.dusit.com/dtpa.

Rocking Yule Tide at Hard Rock Pattaya

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 under 5 years eat free!

December 24-25, 2016 (6-10 pm) Traditional Christmas dinner buffet at Starz Diner. Seafood, appetizers, salads, main course including roast duck, slow roast leg of lamb, baked salmon. From the carvery, roast trurkey, glazed ham and beef wellington with all the trimmings. Something sweet, choose from Christmas pudding, Yule log, Christmas fruit cake, sweet mince pies and much more. Dinner includes free-flow traditional mulled wine, beer, whisky and soft drink. Entertainment and activities: Santa Claus, Santarina, Christmas Carol Singers, Legend Band Price: Adult 1,389 baht, Children 1218 year 800 baht, Kids under 12 years eat free

For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

For reservations, email secfb.pty@hardrockhotels.net.


Festive O’clock at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Christmas Dining & New Year’s Are you planning to do something special for friends and family this year in Pattaya? Let Siam@Siam Design Hotel Eve Countdown at AVANI Pattaya Pattaya provide you with the perfect ending to year 2016 with a variety of festive promotions. Christmas Dining December 24, 2016 (6-10 pm) Pick all your favourites such as classic ham and turkey at the carving station, as well as BBQ seafood and tender meats. The fragrance of a gingerbread house and a touch of Christmas pudding, ginger cookies and stollen cakes make it a night to remember at AVANI Pattaya. Price: 1,500 baht ++ per person

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet @ Big Fish restaurant Saturday, December 24, 2016 (6:30-10:30 pm) Big Fish restaurant invites all seafood lovers to indulge the best quality “Grand Seafood BBQ Dinner Buffet” on Christmas Eve. Enjoy fresh caught seafood from the seaside fish market as well as premium imported meat and steaks from Australia. The buffet includes fresh oyster, river prawn, crab, salmon, scallop, lack of lamb and many more. Price: 1,300 baht net per person (food only) 1,600 baht net per person with free-flow wine Christmas Eve Set Dinner @ Gravity Lounge Saturday, December 24, 2016 (7 pm – midnight) Join a joyful evening at the Gravity Lounge for a unique fine-dining experience and atmosphere from the 24th floor of the hotel, which is the highest restaurant in town. On offer are mouthwatering set menus created by Executive Chef Niran Mahayathee. With more than 10 years overseas experience from Dubai and Germany, Chef Niran will bring you a surprising taste this Christmas! Price: 1,800 baht net per person (including 1 bottle of bubble when book for 2 persons) Grand Seafood BBQ Dinner Buffet @ Big Fish restaurant Saturday, December 31, 2016 (7 pm – 1 am) Gather around amongst friends and family to laugh and share happiness with the perfect dinner at Big Fish restaurant. On offer is the best value for money “Grand Seafood BBQ Dinner Buffet” on New Year’s Eve surrounded by surprises and entertainment. Start an unforgettable dinner at Big Fish restaurant from 7 pm featuring live cooking stations and live piano performances from Phillp. Also, watch an amazing human puppet show and Thai dance. Price: 2,500 baht net per person (food only) plus complimentary entrance to Sky Bar including 1 glass of bubble

New Year’s Eve Set Dinner @ Gravity Lounge Saturday, December 2016 (7 pm – 1 am) Dinner above Pattaya city on New Year’s Eve at the Gravity Lounge featuring a special set dinner menu paired with a glass of wine enhanced by a unique atmosphere from the 24th floor of the hotel. Prepare to be surprised from executive chef’s delicious set menu and recommended wine pairing. Price: 3,000 baht net per person including 1 glass of red/white wine for starter Countdown above Pattaya @ Sky Bar Saturday, December 31, 2016 (7 pm – 1 am) Clock is running and you need to hurry for the countdown at Sky Bar. This year’s offering is a set of premium liquor for 8,000 baht net for maximum 4 persons (limited seats only!). Entrance fee for outsider is 500 baht net with 1complimentary glass of bubble. For reservations, contact 063 903 3754 or fbm@siamatpattaya.com.

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.

New Year’s Eve Countdown December 31, 2016 (8 pm – 1 am) The year of 2017 is coming and AVANI Pattaya is making it a night to remember with oyster bar, charcuterie, cheese, BBQ land and sea, international dishes and Asian specialty selections. Treat yourself to exclusive Canadian lobster flambé then complete your last night of 2016 with a lavish array of sweets and toasting with bubbles, live music and entertainment to bring in the New Year. Price: 3,500 baht ++ per person To reserve your table, call 038 412 120 or send enquiry to pattaya@avanihotels.com.

Festive Season Offers at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Christmas Eve December 24, 2016 (6:30-10:30 pm) Enjoy a twist on a traditional Christmas Eve buffet at Oasis restaurant. Ticket inclusive of glühwein and soft drinks at 1,699 baht ++ (adult), 849 baht ++ (children). Acqua will be serving a fine festive a la carte Italian menu. Christmas Day December 25, 2016 (6:30-10:30 pm) Join Christmas Day buffet in the evening at Coast restaurant. Ticket inclusive of glühwein and soft drinks at 1,599 baht ++ (adult), 799 baht ++ (children). Acqua will be serving a fine festive a la carte Italian menu. The Mirage Candyland Countdown Party 2016

Enjoy a lavish international buffet with live music, entertainment, games, lucky draws and much, much more on December 31, 2016. Ticket at 7,950 baht ++. For more information or table reservations, contact 038 714 981 or email irdcmbr@chr.co.th.


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Vol. 04 No. 24 | Dec 16-31, 2016

New Honda Accord Hybrid TECH (i-MMD)

Honda Accord Hybrid is Back! Now Rejuvenated – More Power, Less Fuel The ninth generation of Honda's global bestselling saloon Accord is here in two exciting full hybrid variants (HYBRID at 1.659 million baht and the Hybrid TECH by John K. Lindgren at 1.848 million Editor-in-chief: carsanook.com baht), both superbly engineered with “Honda Sensing” safety technology, ultra fuel-efficient, comfortable, quiet and yet sporty. Design: First glance. Timeless Honda Accord saloon styling DNA. Look closer. The signature hybridspecific blue-tinted LED headlamps with daytime running lights flank the chunky chrome grille. Plus three “HYBRID" badges. The rear boasts a set of new bright LED taillights and the integrated cool, blue hybrid accent. There's even a subtle trunk lid spoiler. On the roof a large shark fin antenna. The eye-catching presence on the road is complete with turbine design 18-inch chrome alloy wheels. Interior: The interior of the Accord Hybrid has been revised with the latest dashboard design, plus a new 7.7-inch central touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Plus telephone connectivity via Bluetooth, vehicle info display and navigation system. Our demo, the top-of-the-line Hybrid TECH model, boasts cosseting leather upholstery, glossy piano black and wood-grain appointments. As with the standard Accord saloons, the interior is comfortable and spacious with seating up to five, including plenty of rear-seat legroom, shoulder room and headroom. Want more

space and overhead scenery? Engage the one-touch power moon roof in the ceiling. The cockpit features an eight-way adjustable power driver seat and passenger electric seat, as well. The good-to-grip leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel is one of the best in the auto business. Impressive large instrumentation; super clear and intuitive all at once shows your speed, fuel and battery levels, and other pertinent driver information. Additional new features: Remote Engine Start, get the engine running and pre-cool the cabin so the temperature is perfect before you even open the door. Cargo capacity in back increased to 424 liters accommodating four golf bags effortlessly. Engine: Under the hood a more powerful 2.0-liter, 16-valve Atkinson-

cycle four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine combined with two powerful electric motors, Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT) and an ultrahigh 1.3 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion compact battery pack that offers better electrical transmission and charging performance to create a maximum output of 215 horsepower. Power is delivered in three different modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive. In EV drive, the Accord is powered only by the electric motors to reach speeds up to 120 km/h. In Hybrid Drive, one motor powers the front wheels, while the engine powers the second motor to supplement current drawn from the battery pack. When in Engine Drive mode a lock-up clutch connects the engine to the propulsion motor and both drive the front wheels to

deliver the highest amount of power possible. The new Sport Drive Mode uses the battery to help boost the electric motors for better acceleration. Honda Accord's Sport Hybrid intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (iMMD) is a full hybrid system that provides power for performance and fuel economy of 23.8 km/l with carbon emissions of only 99 grams/km. Safety: Honda SENSING is a suite of advanced active safety technologies. Including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): which automatically adjusts vehicle speed while maintaining the cruise control at the driver’s desired speed. Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Uses a camera to detect lane markings. Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS): When there is a vehicle ahead at a distance

that poses a risk of collision, the CMBS' audiovisual Multi-Information System alerts the driver. Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning (LDW): If the car is unintentionally beginning to move out of the detected lane, the LWD will display an alert on the MultiInformation Display (MID) with a vibration alert in the steering wheel. More innovative safety solutions: Honda Lane Watch a blind-spot display that uses a camera located on the passenger side mirror to relay live video on the 7.7 inch touchscreen. This takes the stress out of hectic city driving. Another safety feature is the multi-angle high-definition backup camera adjustable to three perspectives and with dynamic guidelines. Verdict: After a weekend of driving inner city, urban streets, rural roads and highways, the new Accord Hybrid is surprisingly quiet and very comfortable for drivers and passengers alike, and seat-of-the-pants acceleration and braking performances should exceed most expectations. The frugal fuel consumption is also impressive. When time to top-up the new Honda Hybrid is E85 and E20 compatible. I must confess that of all the Honda automobiles I've driven including the amazing Honda Civic RS, the new Honda Accord Hybrid TECH is my choice. Honda Accord Hybrid TECH Engine: 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC Transmission: E-CVT Power: 215 hp Torque: 175 Nm Max speed: 200 km/h Thirst (combined): 23.8 km/l Price: 1.849 million baht www. honda.co.th

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Family holidays are all about spending quality time together, which is why Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld aims to make your stay as enjoyable as possible with the “Family Discoveries Package” for just 6,100 baht ++ per night, on offer from today until the end of December 2016. With so much to see and do, Bangkok is the perfect destination for fun-filled days out, exploring the nation’s exciting attractions and wonderful locations. This package includes: • The Superior World Room (special upgrade to The Premium Room) • Daily buffet breakfast for a family of four (two adults and children under 12 years) • Complimentary extra bed or a baby cot for any child under 12 years • Welcome drink upon arrival • Special turndown service with milk and cookies for the children • 20 percent discount on food and beverages at the hotel restaurants • 20 percent discount on a la carte menu at Spa Cenvaree Reconnect and spend quality time together that you will never forget. Make your family break one to remember forever at Centara Grand at CentralWorld.

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The Wai Khru

Spa Promotions

by Rory Coughlan

The wai is a traditional Thai greeting with the palms together as a sign of respect. Khru is the Thai form of the Sanskrit word guru meaning teacher. Ram is the Thai word for dancing in classical style and muay meaning boxing. The full term can be translated as "war dance saluting the teacher". Thai speakers generally shorten it either to wai khru or ram muay. The ram muay shows respect and gratitude to the boxer's teacher, their parents, and to their ancestors. In the days when boxers fought in front of royalty, the ram muay also pays respect to the king. Upon entering the ring, fighters circle the ring in a counterclockwise direction and pray at each corner. They bow their head at each corner three times in salutation to Buddha, Rama, and the sangha of monks. They then commence the ram muay, the movements of which are said to be based on Hanuman. The ram muay is a personal ritual, ranging from very complex to very simple, and often contains clues about who trained the fighter and where the fighter is from. The ram muay is accompanied by music, providing a rhythm to the boxer's movements. The practitioner wears a Mongkhon on their head and armbands known as Pra Jiad during the ceremony, and the ram muay is accompanied by music. The

Memorable New Year’s Gift at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya is happy to be a part of your new year’s celebration, offering ultimate relaxation experience for spa lovers. Hilton Pattaya is pleased to assist you in delivering happiness to your friends, families, and loved ones with impressive gift certificates. Purchase eforea spa certificates from now until January 31, 2017 as a special gift and you will get 15 percent discount on any spa treatment. (The discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotional offers.) To purchase gift certificates or for more information, call 038 253 000 or email pattaya.eforeaspa@hilton.com. Mongkhon is unique to Muay Thai and not worn in Cambodia or Burma. Music is an integral part of Muay Thai and because of it; this art of self-defence has become an extension of one of Thailand’s dramatic arts. The musical instruments orchestrated in the background of the Wai Khru rituals and in the competitions consist of the Ta Pong or Glong-Kag (two-face drum), Toe Pee Java (Javanese flute) and the Ching (cymbals). According to legendary chronicles and historical records of Thailand, Muay Thai competitions were customarily organized on celebratory and festive occasions. It was also used as a means of selecting men

with great fighting skills to serve in important positions in the military. One of the most important virtues of the Thai people is the showing of respect and sincere humbleness towards teachers, masters, mentors and instructors. They are considered to be a close second to their true parents. To train for Muay Thai a fighter must have a mentor; this is the tradition of the art. A fighter maybe directly taught by other fighters, but all in all, every fighter is considered to have a mentor, and it is customary that all fighters must respect their mentors. For those whose knowledge and wisdom guide us on our journey we are forever grateful.

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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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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya PASSENGERS

THE GREAT WALL

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writer Genre

Release Date December 29, 2016 Lead Actors Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Lu Han, Andy Lau Director Zhang Yimou Writers Max Brooks, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Tony Gilroy Genre Action | Adventure | Fantasy

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Pocket Tripod PRO The Pocket Tripod’s unique patented design allows it to pack the functionality of a full-sized photography tripod into the size of two credit cards. Transforming it from a card to a phone tripod is as easy as a twist and flip. The result is a robust tripod for your iPhone or Android that’s perfect for long exposure and time-lapse photography. But also, a great stand for your phone on-the-go for watching movies without obstructing the screen, all while keeping your device safe from accidental spills. The smooth adjustability of the Pocket Tripod makes it possible to use any flat surface to prop up your phone and still fit the frame. Never again be left without a stable platform for your iPhone or Android, whether it’s to capture breathtaking time-lapse videos and light paintings, making video calls, or just to watch movies on the go.

Nintendo Switch We knew it was coming — albeit with a way-lesscatchy name — but the Nintendo Switch is finally official. As had been rumored, the system is a console/portable hybrid, with a high-def screen that undocks from its TV-connected charger to let you take your games on the go. The two sides of the normal controller also snap out, attaching to the screen on either side, and can be removed on-the-go to serve as separate, more basic controllers for multiplayer action. Other details are scant, but we'll likely know much more ahead of its March 2017 release.

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Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 – Tony Bennett Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 is an upcoming album by Tony Bennett, scheduled to be released by Columbia Records on December 16. Guest artists include Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, Lady Gaga, k.d. lang, Leslie Odom Jr., Kevin Spacey, Rufus Wainwright, and Stevie Wonder. It will be followed by the television special Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come, set to air on NBC on December 20. 1. The Lady Is a Tramp – Lady Gaga 2. The Good Life – Michael Bublé 3. Ave María – Andrea Bocelli 4. The Very Thought of You / If I Ruled the World – Kevin Spacey 5. I've Got the World on a String – Diana Krall 6. New York State of Mind – Tony Bennett and Billy Joel 7. I Can't Give You Anything but Love – Rufus Wainwright 8. A Kiss to Build a Dream On – k.d. lang 9. Visions – Stevie Wonder 10. La Vie en Rose – Lady Gaga 11. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John 12. Autumn Leaves – Leslie Odom Jr. 13. Who Cares? 14. The Best Is Yet to Come – Tony Bennett 15. I Left My Heart in San Francisco – Tony Bennett 16. I Got Rhythm – Tony Bennett 17. How Do You Keep the Music Playing? – Tony Bennett 18. Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder


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Power of Attorney for Property Registration

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Global Top Group announces The Cloud completion

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The World Premiere of MG ZS – The First Internet SUV for young generation

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Montazure brings chillout master Café Del Mar to its oceanfront development on Phuket

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he Cloud developer, Global Top Group, has completed The Cloud condominium located near Cosy Beach in Pratumnak Hill. Sam Heli, sales and business relationship manager, and Phurasa “Honda” Mudhasahul, sales executive, said that The Cloud condominium is the fifth completed project of Global Top Group out of seven projects in Pattaya. They added that only 20 units are left of 161 elegant condominium units. Condominium units at The Cloud include studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, duplex and penthouse. Ensuring privacy and security, each floor is limited to no more than 12 units. The Cloud offers to residents and investors alike through rental management.

Ready to move in on the first quarter of 2017. Everyone is invited to The Cloud completion party on December 17 on the site at Pratumnak Kasertsin Soi 2 Pattaya.


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Property

Property Report Congress in Singapore! What is the Property Report Congress series? It’s a dedicated forum for ASEAN industry leaders, VIPs, Southeast Asia Property Awards winners and judges--all innovative personalities in their own right focusing on how to continue driving growth and excellence in one of the world’s most dynamic real estate markets. Since its October 2015 debut in Singapore, the Property Report Congress has gone on to become ASEAN’s unchallenged premier event offering a unique opportunity for two full days of high-level industry networking. Five equallysuccessful events were subsequently presented in Manila, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon, Kuala Lumpur and, most recently, Bangkok, where a record140 delegates, speakers and media participated. Last month’s Property Report Congress at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore brought together nearly 30 experts from the island nation and other Southeast Asian countries for two-days of panels and round table discussions. Participants explored such crucial issues as cooling measures in Singapore, infrastructure projects in the Philippines, transitoriented development in Malaysia, the impact of tax and property law in Indonesia, potential oversupply in Cambodia, the transformation of the urban skyline in Thailand, foreign investment in Vietnam, and the emerging market of Myanmar. Of course, discussions also focused on the current state of the region’s real

estate markets. Liam Aran Barnes, brand director and editor-in-chief of Property Report, opened the conference where keynote speaker Kent Wertime, coCEO of Ogilvy and Mather Asia Pacific, addressed the topic, “Future Markets: Accessing the Next One Billion Middle Class Consumers.” C o nf erence d elegates and attendees had the opportunity to meet and learn from Asia’s industry leaders responsible for creating the new property landscape in ASEAN and Asia Pacific. There also was a special and informative panel session with this year’s Real Estate Personality of the Year winners from Southeast Asia, including Cambodia’s Rithy Sear, chairman, Worldbridge Group of Companies; Thailand’s Suriya Poolvaralaks, managing director, Major Development, and Indonesia’s Herman Nagaria, director of Summarecon Agung. The first day was comprised of eight insightful ASEAN country panels that presented data and information to assist participants in learning about their countries’ future consumer trends and emerging and established markets. They also heard from real estate experts who shared their perspectives. The second day featured an exciting round-table forum where attendees could move from country to country and sit face-to-face with industry experts and discuss the future of key property markets in 2017.

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

The first day’s esteemed panel moderators came from the eight countries that held their own South East Asia Property Awards events, including: Simon Griffiths, senior associate director, CBRE Cambodia; Rudolf Hever, executive director, Alternaty Real Estate (Vietnam); Richard Emerson, managing director, Emerson Real Estate (Myanmar); Prem Kumar, executive director, Jones Lang Wootton (Malaysia); Clayton Wade of Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. (Thailand); Hendra Hartono, CEO, Leads Property Services (Indonesia); Cyndy Tan Jarabata, president, TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group Inc (Philippines); and luxury expert Alexander KarolikShlaen, managing director, Panache Management (Singapore). Cambodia moderator: Simon Griffiths, senior associate director, CBRE Cambodia Speakers: Chenyi Chiu, general manager, TC Royal Manor Co., Ltd., and adviser of Cambodia Valuers and Estate Agents Association, Rithy Sear, chairman, Worldbridge Group of Companies, and Matthew Rendall, senior partner, SokSiphana & Associates. Philippines moderator: Cyndy Tan Jarabata, president, TAJARA Leisure & Hospitality Group Inc. Speakers: L i n d s a y J Or r, country head of Jones Lang LaSalle Philippines, Abelardo M. Tolentino Jr., president & chief executive officer, Aidea Philippines, Inc., Jericho P. Go, senior vice-president, Mega World,

Our very special thanks to Clayton Wade, managing director of Pattaya’s Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., for preparing this Pattaya Today column. Clayton Wade is managing director of Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., the Eastern Seaboard’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals, and managing director of Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd. Clayton Wade has been running Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., with his wife, Khun Supap, for more than 20 years. He himself has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years, having started his career in the United States where he was licensed and practiced both real estate sales and property management in Seattle, Washington. Wade is a Certified International Property

and Carl Dy, president, Spectrum Investments Vietnam moderator: Rudolf Hever, executive director, Alternaty Real Estate (Vietnam) Speakers: Marc Townsend, m a n a g i n g d i re c t o r o f C B R E (Vietnam) Co, Ltd., Chau Ta, legal counsel - Transactions, SC Capital Partners Group, and president of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam Myanmar moderator: Richard Emerson, managing director, Emerson Real Estate (Myanmar) Speakers: Zarni (a.k.a) Nyan Min Htut, managing director, Green Vision Construction Company Limited, Charm May Thu, managing director, Your Property Finder Company Ltd Malaysia moderator: Khalil Adis, founder, Khalil Adis Consultancy Pte Ltd. Speakers: Dr. Daniele Gambero, CEO, REI Group of Companies, KAREN TAN, founder and MD, Pocket Projects

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

Thailand moderator: Clayton Wade, managing director, Premier Homes Speakers: Vicharee Vichit Vadakan, co-founder and managing director, The Commons Risinee Sarikaputra, director, Research and Consultancy, KnightFrank, Marciano Birjmohun, managing partner, Siam Capital Group Singapore moderator: Alexander Karolik-Shlaen, CEO, Panache Management Pte Ltd. Speakers: Mink Tan, chief designer/registered architect, Minkke Architects, Francis Koh, managing director and Group CEO, Koh Brothers Group Limited Indonesia moderator: Hendra Hartono, CEO, PT. Leads Property Services Indonesia Speakers: Herman Nagaria, president director, Summarecon, Loemongga Haoemasan, president director, Asiana Group Having been the moderator for the Thailand panel our presentation was made up of the following industry insiders: Clayton Wade of Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. Risinee Sarikaputra, director, R e s e a r c h a n d C o n s u l t a n c y, KnightFrank Marciano Birjmohun, managing partner, Siam Capital Group Vicharee Vichit Vadakan, cofounder and managing director, The Commons The country-by-country focused opportunity sessions generated some interesting points of view and engaging looks into the property industry for each of the involved countries. When the Thailand panel’s time was up, it was quite clear to all that Thailand’s top professionals within the panel had strong and clear voices envisaging a positive and strong future for the nation’s real estate sector. All said and done, it was apparent to everyone that Amazing Thailand-The Comeback Kid--was still as amazing as ever!

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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Property Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok VISA BRITAIN named Regional Winner for 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards NEW SERVICE Renew Your UK Passport Without Visiting Bangkok

The procedure for obtaining or renewing a British passport in Thailand is now complex. We can assist you, check forms and documents and submit the application and collect the passport on your behalf. Our comprehensive visa services also include: - Visas for Thais visiting all countries worldwide - Visa extensions for foreigners in Thailand - Retirement, marriage and education visas - Company registration and work permits - Marriage service and registration - English teaching and test centre

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok has been named a regional winner in the luxury hotel brand category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016 held in Qatar. Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, with 280 guest rooms, has been wowing guests and visitors with its sensational interior design. The hotel now adds this latest award to its hall of fame in recognition of the world-class facilities and exceptional service standards available at Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok. “We are delighted and honored to be rewarded by industry experts and guests who have experienced our amazing property,” said Ian Barrow,

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property in Bangkok, but it also highlights the depth of our care for every guest. It also demonstrates that Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is well positioned to meet the growing demand for upscale accommodation, offering the finest hospitality service in the world famous city of Bangkok.” The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a globally recognized organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world-class facilities and excellence of service provided to guests. Awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country and global basis. Votes are cast by hotel guests staying at more than 1,000 hotels in 87 countries.

MQDC wins Best Residential Interior Design at South East Asia Property Awards 2016

MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation celebrated its success at the prestigious South East Asia Property Awards 2016 in Singapore, in Best Residential Interior Design from The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. The company was also nominated in three other award categories on both corporate and project levels (Best Developer - MQDC, Best Condo Development - The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok and Best Green Development Whizdom Avenue Ratchada – Ladprao). The regional recognition emphasizes MQDC’s continuous success following its eight recent wins from Thailand Property Awards 2016 in September.

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is the first Mandarin Oriental-branded residential development in Southeast Asia co-developed by MQDC under the ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Limited. The project is built with ecoinnovation together with the highest standards of luxury. All residences are fully fitted and furnished by world-renowned interior designer Joyce Wang who takes inspiration from the unique waterfront culture and the glittering Chao Phraya River at dusk and dawn. The aesthetic of design is translated into rich materials and sumptuous touch of sand-beige aluminum, royal brown and quartz stone, enhanced by world-class luxury brands and contemporary Thai essence.


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

Issue 23

16-31 December 2016

by Magna Carta Law Office

Power of Attorney for Property Registration What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a document in which one person (the principal) appoints another person to act as an agent on his or her behalf, thus conferring authority on the agent or attorneyin-fact to perform certain acts, private affairs, business, or other legal matters on behalf of the principal. Can a general form of power of attorney be used in Land Office transactions? A buyer or seller of real property who wishes to authorize another person to handle the transaction on their behalf must fill in and sign the power/letter of attorney form specially provided by the Land Office. The government provincial and local Land Department's branch offices in Thailand only accept the official standard Land Department's Thai script 'Power of Attorney' (Tor Dor 21 for land and house; Or Chor 21 for condominium). Using these forms will ensure that the principal gives all the required information. The completed form, together with a certified copy of the principal’s citizen ID card or passport and visa, are to be presented by the agent to concerned officials of the Land Office. How can I protect myself when signing a power of attorney? To protect the interests of the principal and other interested parties, the principal must: 1. clearly fill in all important details of the land or other real property, e.g., building, house 2. c l e a r l y s p e c i f y t h e authorized act(s) and the scope of the power authorized e.g., buying, selling, mortgaging, etc., including special conditions (if any) 3. a v o i d w r i t i n g w i t h inconsistent handwriting or ink colour or, if typing, using different typewriters 4. specify the number of words erased, added, changed, and crossed out (if any) and sign where

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each affected word is 5. neither sign the form before it has been filled in completely and according to the principal’s wishes nor sign a blank form 6. have at least one or, if the principal’s fingerprint instead of signature is affixed, two witnesses sign the completed form (witness’s fingerprint is unacceptable); if the agent is the principal’s wife, the principal must sign as a witness and must provide his written consent What if the principal is outside Thailand? The principal must have the completed form legalized/ notarized by the embassy or consular office/a notary public if the form is completed outside Thailand. For how long is a power of attorney for property registration valid?

The normal validity of a power of attorney is three months from the date it was signed, or shall depend on the consideration of the officer at the Land Office. Can one agent represent both parties at the same time? An agent can represent both parties at the same time. In cases where the agent represents both parties to the transaction, the principal must clearly specify in the power/letter of attorney their consent to the agent representing the other party. Do I need to have my documents translated to Thai? All documents required by the Land Office such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, etc. must be submitted in Thai. Translated documents must be certified as correct translation of the original document.

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

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Business News Marriott named Aon Best Employer in Asia Pacific

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) has been named a 2016 Aon Best Employer in Asia Pacific by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). The Aon Best Employers program measures and recognizes employer excellence worldwide. With more than 15 years of experience in best employer studies across the world, and backed by more than 20 years of experience in employee research, the Aon Best Employer program compares organizations to identify those that strive to create a competitive advantage through their people and become employers of choice. All of Marriott's 11 eligible countries in Asia Pacific -- Australia, China (including Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam -- won country awards, and the leading hospitality company was also saluted with the 2016 global Aon Best Employer award. It is the only company to receive Global recognition consecutively for the past three years. To achieve this level of recognition, a company must achieve regional certification in at least two regions. Marriott qualified by achieving certification in five regions.

Marriott gives great prominence to associate satisfaction, especially at this crucial juncture in Marriott's evolvement as a company. Marriott acquired Starwood Hotel & Resorts on September 23, resulting in the world's biggest hotel group. In Asia Pacific the hotel group now has 163,000 rooms with another 120,000 in the pipeline. The company's associates in Asia Pacific now number more than 124,000 and its commitment to offering its people the best possible workplace is as strong as ever. "Our associates are the public face of Marriott and this award means so much as it comes directly from their opinions. Since our founding in 1927, Marriott has built its business on taking care of its people, who in turn would take care of the guests. As our company expands and a new wave of colleagues are now under the Marriott umbrella, we will continue to place our associates at the very heart of our business," said Craig S. Smith, president and managing director for Asia Pacific. Asia is Marriott's fastest growing market and there are plans to add another 390 hotels across 21 brands across the region by the end of 2020. To support the company's plans for growth and attract the next generation of associates, Marriott has long put great emphasis on its

unique company culture with its traditions of teamwork, excellence and community involvement. Marriott's commitment to its associates is illustrated by TakeCare, Marriott's unique program that focuses on associate wellbeing and happiness. The TakeCare program provides a global focus on helping associates live their best life -- with a focus on the body, mind and spirit, while building a healthy and secure future. "At Marriott, innovative associate programs such as TakeCare keep our employees engaged and happy to come to work. We are committed to programs like this because as well as being the right thing to do, they also make good business sense. In order to attract, engage and retain the best talent in the region, we will continue to put people first," said Regan Taikitsadaporn, chief human resources officer at Marriott International. The Aon Best Employers program compares organizations to identify those that strive to create a competitive advantage through their people and become employers of choice. To achieve global recognition through the Aon Best Employers program, Marriott was assessed on four measures. The Aon Hewitt award ceremonies in Asia Pacific will take place next summer.

AEON in collaboration with Thai Airways takes lucky winners to beautiful Osaka

AEON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) PLC., in collaboration with Thai Airways, took lucky winners from the “Exclusive Trip to Japan – Unseen Osaka” campaign to enjoy a six-day, five-night trip in Osaka, Japan. The lucky winners were awarded 12 prizes valued at 2,640,000 baht in total, including Thai Airways tickets.

The world premiere of MG ZS – The first Internet SUV for young generation

SAIC Motor organized the world premiere of MG ZS, "the first Internet SUV for young generation", which made its debut in the 14th Guangzhou International Auto Exhibition. It will start selling early next year. Meanwhile SAIC MAXUS Automotive Co., Ltd brought an allstar lineup led by the MAXUS T60 pickup, which made global debut. The T60 pickup is the first pickup with the global business strategy of SAIC Motor. The appearance of MG ZS opens the internet car era and provides more choice for young Chinese consumers with the characteristics of the times. Meanwhile, it refreshes the recognition of first car in life for the generation born after 1985. Adhering to the principle of "car for young people”, MG creates the first Internet SUV, MG ZS for young generation. It will be the symbol in the market. MG ZS is equipped with the most cutting-edge intelligent Internet system, truly a unique ID for the car, so that each user has an independent ID logging in the internet car life. The

system can realize the functions of remote control unlocking and open air-conditioner, and other convenient life of human-vehicle interconnection. At the same time, it embeds the natural semantic technology, and users can open and close the sunroof, temperature regulation, music playback and navigation, etc. by a simple oral command. Hands free from the cumbersome operation, focusing on driving, which ensure a safe ride. The intelligent travel custom function of MG ZS is the finishing touch. Its flexible adaptive navigation, based on the filtering of big data, massive online real-time updating of map, providing the most humanized road guidance. With zero engagement of the driver, the system is capable of independent route planning, map zooming by speed and responding to road condition. At the same time, the MG ZS achieved a double-blind positioning. In the absence of signal blind spot, it can accurately lock the destination, and use the 4G network in car LAN to share wonderful journey.


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Business News Montazure brings chillout master Kasetsart University and the Tourism Café Del Mar to its oceanfront Authority of Thailand hold “Zip Line development on Phuket Standard” meeting at Mercure Pattaya

Kasetsart University and the Tourism Authority of Thailand held a “Zip Line Standard” meeting at Mercure Pattaya Hotel to set up and prepare local zip line operators to meet international standards.

Nowadays zip lining is fast becoming a top tourist activity, especially with visitors to Thailand. Thailand has many zip line operators especially in the Pattaya region, which is why this meeting

was initiated, as safety and security is the number one priority to prevent accidents and injuries for participants and instructors alike by following internationally recognized rules and regulations.

In remembrance of the kindness of His Majesty King Bhumibol H.M. King Bhumibol graciously granted a King-granted funeral rite to Professor Emeritus Dr. Boonruk Kanjanapokin, former head of Anatomy Department, Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Boonruk has done many good deeds for Thailand through his long career. He received the Mahawachira Mongkut Royal Insignia, a high decoration given by the King, which brought happiness and pride to the Kanjanapokin family. Dr. Boonruk had four sons; Ramese Kanjanapokin, president of Design 103 International Company Limited, Kreingkrai Kanjanapokin and Kreingkarn Kanjanapokin both co-CEOs of Index Creative Village Public Company Limited and Piseth

Kanjanapokin, owner of Raintree Bangkok Hydroponics Farm. The

funeral rites were held at Wat Thatthong Temple, Bangkok.

GM Rayong Facility and Chevrolet Sales Thailand employees mark 50th day since passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On December 1, more than 1,000 employees at GM’s Rayong manufacturing facility marked the 50th day since the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej by forming the Thai characters for “9” and

“Love of our Father” card stunt while singing the royal anthem. In addition, the Rayong facility and Chevrolet Sales Thailand office in Bangkok offered condolences and held a merit-making ceremony as a sign of respect.

The developers of Phuket's most expansive upscale resort and residential community, MontAzure, have announced the latest exciting addition to its beachfront site in Kamala bay – an upscale beach club branded by world famous Café Del Mar. The region's hippest new beachside venue is already under construction and will occupy a 2.5 Rai (4000 sqm) site with 40 metres of beach frontage. A slick, contemporary tropical design has been created by award-winning K-Studio whose other signature projects include several celebrated retail, residential and leisure developments in Greece, including the ultra-stylish, heritageinspired Scorpios Beach Club in Mykonos. The team behind Café Del Mar Phuket brings together two

and the upcoming BLUPEARL, the first world class luxury retail and entertainment center in Phuket, scheduled to open in 2018. "We have been looking at Phuket for many years, but in the past the infrastructure was lacking. Things are improving now, an extension of the airport is taking place, the formation of the Asean Economic Community [AEC]; it all can help Phuket become a playground of Southeast Asia," Supaluck added. The Café del Mar brand has built an inimitable reputation around the globe for its laid back coastal venues and original chill-out tunes. The label was born in Ibiza in 1980 at a bar next to San Antonio beach, and grew from the simple notion that people enjoy a relaxed evening by the sea while listening to great music and sipping on top quality drinks.

prominent figures in the areas of hospitality, entertainment and retail development. Santeri Nurmi has several years experience creating and managing successful nightlife venues on the island. "As the island's longest established entertainment specialists, it's a great honour for us to work with two major names on such a high-profile project for Phuket," said Santeri Nurmi, managing director of Café Del Mar, Phuket. "The stunning waterfront strip at MontAzure is second-to-none and the perfect location for a lifestyle driven international beach club. Café Del Mar will also provide the ideal venue for unrivalled events and world class performances." "The arrival of such an iconic brand on the island demonstrates Phuket's ongoing appeal as a premium destination" commented advisor to the venture, Supaluck Umpujh, chairwoman of The Mall Group, whose portfolio of projects include Siam Paragon, Emporium, EmQuartier, the recently opened BLUPORT Hua Hin Resort Mall

Since 1994, Café del Mar has been releasing its own compilations of chill out, lounge, ambient, chill house and Balearic beats – music that reflects the spirit and atmosphere of Ibiza. With more than 70 CD releases to date and millions of copies sold, Café del Mar is one of the largest music publishers of its genre in the world. A line-up of world class musicians have worked with the label including Moby, Underworld, Chicane, the legendary DJ Sanchez and José Padilla. "Introducing such an illustrious global name as Café Del Mar to the beachfront zone at MontAzure underlines our commitment to the very best international standards as we continue to build Southeast Asia's most impressive oceanfront resort and residential community," said MontAzure Executive Director Setthaphol Boottho. "With partners such as Café Del Mar, Twinpalms, Proud Real Estate and InterContinental Hotel Group, we are quickly positioning the North Kamala beachfront as Phuket's highend hospitality hotspot."


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Articles for Sale

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

(ptmbo-c0816)Great Investor Opportunity!!! 20 rai Leam Mae Phim Rayong known as the new Riviera with one of the nicest beaches in Thailand. Walking distance to the popular COCA COLA beach and close to the Royal Palace and Swedish King his mansion. Owner invest already in a sales office, model home and 180 meter walls. Land prices around 3 million baht per rai. Owner must sell due to health reasons and ask for 1 million per rai and want to keep model home. But first one who can come up with 25 million can have everything. Partner or investor welcome. Owner can finance 50%. Come and visit this unique and super cheap property Mae Phim Paradise Villa. Info tel. 081 290 7310 or 087 820 1529 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

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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 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

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”.

(ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required.50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304 (ptmbo-sn1115)Resort for Sale. A beautiful resort set in over 2 Rai of land in a tranquil area of Pattaya, but within 20 minutes drive of the town centre. The resort comprises of 9 (nine) chalets, a swimming pool, a large clubhouse/ bar/restaurant with full kitchen facilities and seating for over 100 customers + 2 staff rooms. The land is leasehold with 11 years still remaining. The lease has been registered in a company name at the land office. The land rent is paid annually and is fixed for the full term of the lease at an exceptional rate. There is room for expansion and building permits can be obtained to build a further 9 chalets. This is a rare business opportunity and viewing is highly recommended. The business comes with a limited company. Sale Price: THB 7.80 million. Owner Finance Available. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com.

Services Provided

Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.  The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.  Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit C o n s t r u c t i o n Re n ova t i o n C o m p a n y. N e e d o f f i c e , home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0972549072 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Ser vices offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

Education & Training

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

Houses for Sale

(ptmhfs-ar0616) Homes for Sale www.colossusproperties.com

Single-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 185.5 sq. wah, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. The house has been for sale at 7.5 million baht. However, it has now dropped to 6.3 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. 2-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 211.2 sq. wah, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. Original selling price 9.5 million baht. However, owing to the owner relocating back to the UK and the low GBP Pound against the Thai baht, the price now reduced to 7.3 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 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)

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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 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 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 Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 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)

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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Houses for Sale

A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5052) 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) 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

(ptmhfr-c0816)Jomtien Palace 4 Bedroom Pool Villa. Walking distance to the beach and many top restaurants. Wifi and cable TV. Short or long term. See www.villaspattaya.info or tel. 087 820 1529 Thai-English or 081 290 7310

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Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 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

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


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Classified 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

Condos for Sale

(ptmcfs-ar0616) Condo’s for sale www.colossusproperties.com (ptmcfs-pty0816)Beachfront Condo at Bangsaray Condominium. 150 sqm.  2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Attach 300 meter beach condo.  Most green surrounding lush landscape with many 100-year huge giant trees. Most romantic and privacy condo in Pattaya. Most beautiful design. Fully furnished, TV LCD 50”. Hot Sale only 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) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Ba t h ro o m , 3 9 Sq 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 (PR3478)

Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2185)

(ptmcfr-pty0816)Condo at WongAmat Beach for Rent. 48 sq.m. floor 27.  Incredible view!  Magnificent design. Fully furnished, TV  LCD 50”, most beautiful 360 degree panorama view in North Pattaya.  19,500 baht/month. 081 335 8102 pitipity@hotmail.com (owner) (ptmcfr-c0816)Jomtien Shining Star 3 Bedroom Condo Close to the Beach. 130 meter with large living, 2 bathrooms next to the pool. Short or long term, www. villaspattaya.info or call 081 290 7310 Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,0002 2 7 , 5 0 0 Ba h t / Mo n t h , 2 - 5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Ap a r t m e n t’ ! R e n t a l Pr i c e i s 2 5 , 0 0 0 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) B e a c h f ro n t Ap a r t m e n t . . . . Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1866)

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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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Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD1010) 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 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 081-

(ptmlfs-c0816)Great Investor Opportunity!!! 20 rai Leam Mae Phim Rayong known as the new Riviera with one of the nicest beaches in Thailand. Walking distance to the popular COCA COLA beach and close to the Royal Palace and Swedish King his mansion. Owner invest already in a sales office, model home and 180 meter walls. Land prices around 3 million baht per rai. Owner must sell due to health reasons and ask for 1 million per rai and want to keep model home. But first one who can come up with 25 million can have everything. Partner or investor welcome. Owner can finance 50%. Come and visit this unique and super cheap property Mae Phim Paradise Villa. Info tel. 081 290 7310 or 087 820 1529 (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 Golfcourse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co.,

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

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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 VVT-i 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 baht. SMS 080 572 5164 (Eng). 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 Thailand, it’s been kept in first-class condition by its first owner. You won’t find better anywhere and it’s got the original Mercedes engine (no Toyota or Nissan etc engine like all others). First to see and drive will get an appreciating classic for only 190,000 baht. Please no silly offers or time wasters please, and this is a Chonburi registered car easy for transfer. SMS 080 572 5164 (Eng).

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 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 –

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Toyota Vigo Hilux 2009 for Sale. 4-door, manual. 2.7 VVT-i benzine and LPG donut. 20009 manufactured, silver with beige interior, loads of extras. 1 lady owner from new, only 96,000 km, full history, very economical and smooth, immaculate inside and out. CHONBURI REGISTERED FOR EASY TRANSFER IF YOU LIVE IN (IE PATTAYA). Only 390,000 baht for quick sale. SMS 080 572 5164 (Eng). 6,000 kms – 2013 Model Honda For za 300 ABS. HONDA FORZA 300 ABS - 2013 model / Pattaya. It has 6,015 Kms on the clock. In the perfect condition. It’s a wonderful red color. Registered 03/07/2013.

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

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Youth Focus Learning is a Sunset at the Beach by Jay Chambers Imagine that you are at the beach during sunset. The sun is dimming into shades of violet and orange as it slowly sets into the sea. The wind blows gently against your skin. The sound of the surf crashing upon the beach washes over you. The smell of salty ocean water fills your nostrils. Your feet slowly sink into coarse, wet sand. You feel your muscles unclench and relax as you willingly fall into the moment of peace. Now, what are you focusing upon? Are you lost in the visual aspects of the glorious sunset? Does the caress of the wind take you over? Is the salty smell of the water filling your senses? Just what does your mind become locked upon at such a life fulfilling moment? Does one sense stand out or do all five hit you at once? For some people sight is their primary sense, so the sunset itself is what they perceive the most. For others, it is the smell of the sea, and so on. And for a special few, they experience the entirety of the moment in all of its magnificent complexity. So learning is a sunset at the beach.

Seriously, think about it. What you learn on a day to day basis comes at you in a variety of ways. Many people learn by watching television. What they see and hear is what they remember. Some people learn by feeling or manipulating objects by hand. Remember those days when you could spend hours playing with a simple set of colored blocks? Well, believe it or not you were learning. Others learn by reading or writing. They can look at a diagram for putting a shelf together all day long, but can’t figure out how it works until they read worded directions. Based on New Zealand teacher Neil Fleming’s

research, people fall into four main categories of learning. They learn from visual models such as graphs and charts. They learn from hearing what is taught or listening to directions which comes under the auditory category. They learn from reading or writing something. And they learn from the kinesthetic model which is the “perceptual preference related to the use of experience and practice (simulated or real).” (Fleming, VARK a Guide to Learning Styles). This basically means that if you practice or experience something, then you are more likely to learn it. Grouped together, the four main categories of learning

GIS teacher writes new Lonely Planet guide book by Kenny Johnson A travel writer based near Pattaya has given a TEDx talk about his travel experiences. Mark Beales, who teaches at Garden International School (GIS) near Pattaya, gave the TEDx talk in Bangkok. He spoke about how his travel experiences had helped him gain a better understanding of other cultures and people. These included travelling to

India to interview victims of child servitude and helping teach hilltribes in Laos. TED is a non-profit organization that aims to spread ideas through talks. Mark also recently cowrote the new Lonely Planet Thailand book and Thailand’s Islands & Beaches’ guides. He updated the Koh Chang and Eastern Seaboard chapter for the 16th edition of the guide. This features the famous islands of Koh Samet and Koh Chang and Pattaya itself. Mark said: "Going on the road for Lonely Planet is always a huge thrill. For this trip I was pleased to be able to add some new resorts and uncover some fantastic new places to visit. "Thailand continues to

styles make up the acronym VARK. That is all the proof we need to realize that humans learn in a variety of ways. It may seem obvious, and so it is. But it is a major step for most people to cognitively recognize our learning differences and use that knowledge to improve how we both learn and teach. Even so, it should matter to those who have a huge impact in a normal person’s most rapid period of learning… teachers. Why should teachers need to understand their students’ learning styles? Well, if little Jonnie learns best by reading and writing, then

lecturing him isn’t going to do much good if you want him to succeed. In contrast, Suzie won’t get a thing out of repetitive writing if she learns best by listening to a teacher. Classes are filled with learners of different styles and it’s the teacher’s job to attempt to get through to each and every student. So what’s the solution? One answer is to teach in a way that mixes the styles so that every student gets a chance to learn with their strengths. For example, emphasize a lecture by writing on the board and draw on visual aids from a projector, and then give the students an activity that lets them

experience firsthand what you’ve just taught them. This may not be the most elegant solution to the problem, but creative teachers should be able to build a combination of learning styles into their lessons which satisfy the needs of the different learners in their classroom. So learning may be a sunset at the beach, where the students experience each lesson in a variety or combination of different ways. But teaching is a job where the teachers definitely deserve a vacation. Jay Chambers is a Year 1 teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

Peter Pan at GIS!

be one of the world's most popular tourist destinations and I hope the new guide will help even more people discover this amazing country." Mark co -authored the 13th, 14th and 15th editions of Lonely Planet Thailand, and has written several e-books. As well as writing, Mark teaches English language and literature at Garden International School, which is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. For more on Mark's work, visit www.markbeales.com.

The Secondary production of Peter Pan at Garden International School (GIS) was a huge success with spectacular sets, dynamic dancing and some perfect performances. The Arts’ Department, along with other teachers, students and staff, had been rehearsing for months to put this epic show together. With multiple set changes, a range of characters and some challenging songs, the three-night run took place from November 16-18 in the school’s Main Hall. The show's major sponsors were Encounter Church and Aditya Burla. Mark Beales is IB Coordinator and English Teacher at Garden International School.

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The very entrance to hell my dear! The shock horror sequence of 1961

Although Vincent Price starred in several Roger Corman adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, it is undoubtedly The Pit and the Pendulum which was his most successful. Not to mention most profitable for American International executives. Set in sixteenth century Spain, a young Englishman (John Kerr) visits a forbidding

castle to investigate his sister’s mysterious death. After several horrific revelations and ghost-like appearances with a haunting harpsichord refrain, the unfortunate Brit is strapped to a torture device by his looney-toons brother in law (Vincent Price) during the spell binding finale. To die in agony is the destiny of man, says the torturer.

The shock climax is where Elizabeth (Barbara Steele), Vincent Price’s faithless wife who once faked her own death, is accidentally left trapped in the iron maiden, alive but gagged. As the door to the torture chamber is slammed shut for the final time, there is a camera concentration on Elizabeth’s horror struck eyes and the screeching of violins. The author Stephen King described it as the most important moment in post 1960 horror movies. The Pit and the Pendulum was a bigger hit than its predecessor The Fall of the House of Usher and made over two million US dollars, a tidy sum in the early 1960s. Most reviewers loved it, citing Price’s convincing performance as the unstable noble driven to madness by his scheming wife, the imaginative photography of the eerie castle and its dark secrets and the workings of the torture device – all done without the CGI special effects which were unknown at the time. The movie had a great deal

of influence on later events. It persuaded American International executives to produce more Poe related films on a regular basis, the last in the series being The Tomb of Ligeia in 1965. There were seven in all. They can be criticized for going over the same themes again and again – notably premature burial – but several (including The Raven in 1963) were directed by Corman more as comedies than horror flicks in order to vary the story lines. The Pit and the Pendulum’s tentacles reached down into many films of the 1970s and 1980s. The nightmarish flashback sequences which plant the seeds of Price’s madness, can be seen for example in Antonio Margheriti’s Castle of Blood and its remake Castle of Blood. Stephen King pointed out that the tomb opening sequence, in which a hideously decayed corpse is shown, was a deliberate attempt to terrify the audience which was followed by many other movie directors. Curiosity about the contents of a coffin

were never more gruesomely satisfied. The opening credits of the movie are spectacular. Sludgy ink is splashed onto the lenses, then a matte painting conjures up a castle by the edge of the sea, both abstract and Gothic, the two splattering styles which Roger Corman contrasts

and climatically blurs across the screen. As Price tells his guest at the castle, “it was the malignant atmosphere of the castle which caused my wife’s death” even as he confesses “I am the spawn of a depraved mind.” They don’t make ‘em like that any more with all that Freudian hysteria. Perhaps it’s just as well.


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by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

by Professor Blunt

Ideas to surprise your husband: 5 Things you can do that’ll bring a smile to his face

There’s nothing like the drudgery of routine to put out the fires in a relationship – especially after you have a few years of marriage under your belt.

Keep the passion alive with a random romantic gesture to let your husband know why you spend your life with him, and why you fell in love with him in the first place. These are just a few of the little things you can do to light up your husband’s face, as well as help build a stronger foundation for you relationship to stand on. 1. Repair His Worn Out Treasures

3. Write Out A “Thank You” List

We all start to take the little things your husband does for you to keep the household operating smoothly for granted – such as taking out the garbage, weeding the garden, or mowing the lawn. With so much to do, men can often feel like they are leaving work to go to a second job. Show your appreciation of his efforts by writing out a “Thank You” list. You could also make sure he gets a nice big kiss on the cheek for doing a great job. Science has even proven that couples who are generous to each other are the happiest – as discovered by a study completed at the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project. An obvious display of gratitude will make him feel very much appreciated – something all men crave. 4. A Surprise Holiday

A watch given to him by his grandfather or his dad’s old leather jacket may have seen better days. Whatever it is, show him you love him by restoring something he treasures so much. He’ll forever appreciate the gesture for your thoughtfulness and understanding. 2. Handmade Gifts

Give your husband a call at work and tell him he needs to get straight home from work when his shift is over. Make sure the car is packed for a weekend getaway before he arrives home and ready for a weekend trip out of town. Keep the location a secret and just get in the car and drive. Surprise him with a bed and breakfast or a couple of nights of the high-flying lifestyle in the big city. Regardless of what it is, he’s sure to have a ton of fun. A more lavish gift of time away can be had if you have vacation time coming up. Imagine his surprise when he sees tickets to an exotic overseas destination. 5. Surprise Him With Event Tickets

Handmade gifts can often be the most treasured and certainly have a lot of sentimental value due to the time they know you have invested in them. Use skills you already possess to create a special something for your husband – or you could learn something new. Artwork for his desk at work or an item of clothing are all within the realms of possibility. Other skills you may already possess or could learn are crotchet, sewing, or knitting. With these skills you could make your husband a unique sweater, vest, gloves, or even a scarf. Make the gift more personal by adding his initials into the design. Paintings and sculpture are also excellent gift ideas.

(Jan 23-Feb22)  Aquarius You feel you are working

too hard in the Land of Smiles but this is because, like most Aquarians abroad, you are a lazy sod. You also have an unduly high opinion of your own self-importance. Thus your hope to have a commemoration stamp issued in your honor is absolutely ridiculous unless you can prove the earth is flat or persuade Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions.  P i s c e s   ( Fe b 2 3 - M a r 2 2 )  Treasure things of lasting value and avoid chasing pointless ambitions such as becoming a Rotary club big-shot in Thailand or winning the underground lottery. We all put our foot in our mouth at one time or another but you carry this to silly extremes, for example trying to the report a Thai policeman for parking illegally on Second Road. Aries (Mar23-Apr22)  Your sordid sex life is going to land you in all sort of lamentable situations. You simply can’t blow kisses to transvestites here and then be surprised when your pocket is picked. Try to avoid poking your nose in where it’s not wanted. It’s a really bad idea to ask foreign ladies on the Walking Street if they have a work permit. Taurus (Apr23-May22)  The sense of adventure that encourages you to explore your fantasies needs to be controlled before you get into really hot water.  Breaking the pin on the golf course every time you miss a putt is one such instance. Another is asking the captain if you can observe the stars on a daytime flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is just another daft idea. Gemini  (May23-Jun22)  With the next full moon, it’s likely you will start to feel itchy. This has nothing to do with becoming a trainee werewolf but is a regrettable sign of a sexually transmitted disease. You are full of excessively optimistic ambitions. Having a hip replacement will not do anything to improve your non-existent sex life and could prove a total waste of money. Cancer ( Jun23-Jul22)  You can be a genius in matters   which really interest you such as comparing the price of yoghurts in various supermarkets or advising your neighbors on changing their electricity meter. But it’s a pity that perfecting your skills in such areas doesn’t carry on in other facets of your life such as washing properly under your arms and doing something about your bad breath.

by Madam Zyra

(Jul23-Aug22) What  Leo looks good on the surface may well prove to be a big problem unless you do some research first.  Buying a beautiful condo will avail you nothing if the builders have forgotten to install a toilet.  Sidestep sticky situations which could bog you down. Asking the masseuse if you can pay the following day is frankly not acceptable behavior. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22)  Finding anything virginal about you would be an impossible task of mind boggling proportions. You came to Pattaya to consummate your sex desires and then found out you prefer to get rolling drunk every night.  It’s hardly surprising that you never seem able to answer quiz questions, especially the round on science and nature. Libra (Sep23-Oct22)  Your biggest problem right now is being too naïve. You should be asking why your partner removed the safety rail on the balcony of the fifteenth floor condominium unit you moved into recently.  Asking the security guard to look after your bank book when you are out of town is another very bad idea, especially if he says he can also put your jewelry in his wall safe. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22)  Put your powers of analysis to work and stop digging far too deeply into your pockets. Trying to pay the baht bus driver with a thousand baht note is so stupid especially as you are only making a short trip down Beach Road. What you need is some sensible financial advice but this doesn’t mean you should believe everything you hear at the expat clubs. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22)  Sometime in the new year you may be tempted to get involved with a worthy organization that brightens your life. But matters can prove to be just a tad disappointing. Becoming a Rotary activist may mean little more than selling raffle tickets to your friends and neighbors. Making new friends at the chess club is hard as nobody speaks much. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan22)    As the Milky Way prepares to ebb, your biggest problem right now is being too cautious in your everyday life. There really is no need to carry a baton and a pepper spray as you go round the supermarket aisles. Because you are odd people tend to dislike you. It’s not a good idea to tell everyone that you have applied to be a volunteer mortuary attendant.

If you know his favorite band is coming to town or his favorite sports team is playing at the local arena, you could show your love by surprising him with tickets to the event. You may not be particularly into the sport or the music but this just makes the gift all that more meaningful if you can share this part of his life with him. You’ll be smiling and having fun because he’ll be smiling and having fun. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

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Flight winners with one of BJ’s finest Khao Kheow (Stableford) The cars should drive to this course on their own, and one day maybe they will, as we go there every month at least once. Last trip was last month for Poppy Golf, and so on this day off we went on our monthly trip. The test for this day was to be the C and A nines in that order. As usual at most courses, the C nine is the least favourite as they always seem to be a bit of an add on. Here at K.K. it seems to me it is also not as good as the other two, but it is still a really hard test. It seems harder than the other two and somehow a bit less smooth. Starting on the C nine we start on a par 5 where the drive is important as hook the ball and it is in the water and push it and it is out of bounds. A tough hole to start on and a hole you must play three really good shots to get near the green with water all up the left. It does not get any easier and with a strong wind the day was going to get a bit difficult. And it did for many of the players. We then went onto the A nine and this is supposed to be the most difficult nine by stroke. On

this day it was very difficult, especially with a strong wind. Mind, the fairways were in good condition and the greens rolled fast and true. All good things must come to an end, and it was through to the showers and into transport for the trip back. This was as usual a trip that took time as this time of afternoon is usually busy. Mind, I do not usually notice as this is my time for ‘resting my eyes’. Soon back it was into the results. In the A flight, 0 to 17, the winner was John Davis with a fine 38 points ahead of a countback on 36 points that saw André Van Dyk in second and Peter Bailey in third. In the B flight we had the best score of the day when Bob Britton had a very good 40 points. We then had a countback on 35 points that saw Carole Kubicki in second and Tom Herrington in third. The new results are from the best front nine won by John Edwards and the best back nine won by Mick Coghlan.Then it was time to relax and have a few cold ones! T.T.F.N. Near Pin: AVD (2), John Edwards and Carole Kubicki

Sunday Golf at Tropical by Derek Brook

Plutaluang West and South Sunday Golf at Tropical is starting to gain interest so a write-up was probably

appropriate. Seems golfers are interested in good priced weekend golf. Eight of us headed out from BJ's for the 9 am tee off.

Deryl (L) and Tom (R)

by Tony Robbins

Crystal Bay (white tees) – Stableford A lovely day for golf on this public holiday but on arriving at the course we were advised that there were no buggies available and that we would have to wait until other golfers completed their round and returned the buggies. This necessitated redoing our groups so that buggy users were at the back of the field and the walkers could head out first. The course was in good condition and the greens well prepared but bunkers left a lot to be desired. A pleasant surprise was that the club had purchased new buggies which were a huge improvement. Neil Carter won the count out in A flight with 19 points on the back nine to Geoff's 18 and in the B flight Alan Ashton beat Gordon Melia with an excellent 21 points to 15. All the same old faces warming up for our club championship starting on Wednesday. Results: A Flight (0-16.2) 1st - Neil Carter (13) 37 points oco 2nd - Geoff Parker (14) 37 points 3rd - Colin Gregg (11) 35 points B Flight (16.3+) 1st - Alan Ashton (21) 34 points 2nd - Gordon Melia (16) 34 points 3rd - Michael Brett (33) 33 points Near Pins: Takeshi Hakozaki, Neil Carter, Michael Brett and Colin Gregg. Pattavia – Medal First day of the club championship. This year Pattavia was selected as an excellent course that was a fair test and not too difficult. We arrived to find the

course very busy and they were importing caddies from Greenwood to meet the demand. The greens are fast and tricky here so those who depend on their caddy for reading the greens had a decided advantage if they scored a local Pattavia caddy. The scores were very close with 11 players within two shots of the lead. Ken Davison, Keith Norman and Michael Brett all had net 71, Tony Scambler, John Hughes and Gez Williams net 72 and Les Cobban, Robby Watts, Tony Robbins, Peter Allen and Geoff Cox with net 73. Shot of the day however went to Neil Carter on the short par 3 13th hole. His tee shot was shanked into the water hazard so he frustratingly teed up again and hit his ball straight into the hole for a regulation par! Results: A Flight (0-15.3) 1st - Keith Norman (14) net 71 points 2nd - Tony Scrambler (13) 72 points 3rd - Gez Williams (14) 72 points B Flight (15.4+) 1st - Ken Davidson (24) 71 points 2nd - Mike Brett (19) 71 points 3rd - John Hughes (20) 72 points Near Pins: Gez Williams, Les Cobban, Keith Norman and Keith Hemmings. Mountain Shadow (white tees) A little tension was in the air as we started the final round with half the field in contention. Keith Norman, Les Cobban, and Gez Williams were the hot tips with limping Tony Scambler and the injured John Hughes (who spends more time in the physios than Tiger Woods) the dark horses. However almost everybody had a

poor day with only one person playing to handicap. Robby Watts was the lone star as he blitzed the Mt Shadow course with a terrific 5 over par net 65 to clearly win the club championship by 10 shots from Gez Williams with Tony Scambler third on countback. Robby also joined the elite group of Geoff Parker, Alan Freeman and Mark Stanley in winning all four near pins. A great day out for Robby who was awarded the beautiful crystal trophy and he reciprocated with a drink for all the golfers. Robby easily won the A division with 45 Stableford points followed by Tony Scambler 34 points and Ian Rattray. B Division was won by Gerry Cooney 34 points with Andy Brady second with 33 points and a chastened John Hughes 30 points third. Following the competition the players enjoyed a great meal put on at the “M” Club. Results: A Division (0-17) 1st - Robby Watts (12) 45 points 2nd - Tony Scambler (13) 34 points cb 3rd - Ian Rattray (7) 34 points B Division (17+) 1st - Gerry Cooney (19) 34 points 2nd - Andy Brady (18) 33 points 3rd - John Hughes (20) 30 points Near Pins: Robby Watts (4)

Takeshi and Bernie Slashing Victories On a fine and “cooler morning”, 23 golfers set off in cars and buses to the Crystal Bay Golf Club in high spirits. For most those spirits lifted when “Captain” for the day, Mark Stapleton put the start sheet under the shorter yellow tees. We then expected some good scores, but weren’t ready for what would unfold. There was drama in the We got away on time and the course was in great condition and certainly worth 1,450 baht green fee, caddie, and shared cart for a Sunday. Plutaluang used to be one of those courses you play in high season due to high rates elsewhere, but not anymore... it's a nice course in its own right. Recently we have played all four 9s. Was always an interesting layout and now it's in great condition. Winner of the day was Deryl Neufeld with 37 points off a 23 course HCP and second Tom Marshall with 35 points off a 7 HCP. It was Deryl's last game for a while as he is heading back to work for a month, but he can't wait to get back. A fitting farewell present.

locker rooms before the start as Fred Dineley had left home minus just about everything he needed. A quick whip around managed to get him rigged out (a singlet was not chic on a golf course). Crystal Bay is not usually gushed over in the reports as it is not as picturesque as a lot of others, but this day the fairways were well grassed and mown, greens on “C” nine looked a little shabby but played truly and the “B” nine greens are still faster than “C”. Bunkers are a little wet and compacted. Not for the purist (but helped me get out easier!). Now to Takeshi and Bernie… Two flights today and these two sizzled. Takeshi (handicap 15) on comeback after injury and Bernie (handicap 32) after a layoff from golf showed that being freshened up can do a world of good for your game. Sometimes. Results: A Flight (0-21) 1st - Takeshi Hakozaki (15) 44 points 2nd - Bill Steinmann (11) 40 points (on countback over) 3rd - Don Richardson (14) 40 points

by Peter Grey

Takeshi Hakozaki and Bernie McCart B Flight (22 plus) Dineley. Safe travels guys, see 1st - Bernie McCart (32) you soon. 42 points For a friendly game of golf 2nd - John Coetzee (23) with a relaxed atmosphere The 36 points Growling Swan is a friendly 3rd - Frank Riley (22) 35 golf outlet that caters for and points encourages all golfers, male or female, the young and the Nearest to Pin: old. We play Mondays and Steve Younger (C3) Thursdays at one of the many John Coetzee (C7) great clubs in and around Keith Buchanan (B4) Pattaya. If you are interested Mashi Kaneta (B6) you can call Peter Grey on 081 615 03086, or call into the Long First Putt: bar. Fred Dineley (C9) John Coetzee (B9) Lawn Bowlers Back at The Growling Bus departs The Growling Swan, mine host Peter Grey Swan on Sunday mornings welcomed Ross Nicholson at 10 am for bowling at The and welcomed back Takeshi. Retreat! Return bus fare and a Farewells to Mark Stapleton good game of bowls is priced (for a short stint) and Fred reasonably. Discount available (hope I pack everything) for PSC members.


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Local Sports Bunker Boys Golf Pleasant Valley, (blue tees) Stableford A smaller field than normal since this course has unfairly been labeled difficult but this is not the case as today the presentation was good with a few greens undergoing maintenance work which did not detract from the enjoyment of playing this layout. Keith Smithson made it look almost easy beating his handicap by two shots and playing the last six holes five under par including an eagle on the last hole. Gerry Cooney is warming up for his assault on our Club Championship and we need to watch his progress next week. Mike Brett who has made Pattaya his new home played consistently and we will see his name often in the results. Results: 1st - Keith Smithson (2) 38 points 2nd - Gerry Cooney (19) 35 points 3rd - Mike Brett (20) 33 points Near Pins: Gerry Cooney, Mike Brett, Keith Smithson, Mike Lloyd Khao Kheow, B & C, (yellow tees) Stableford You cannot keep a good golfer down and Keith Smithson proved he was no flash in the pan by coming out and winning his second game in a row with a fine level par score edging out Keith Norman who is also enjoying some form by two shots. In the B flight Peter Allen wins again for the second time in two weeks beating Gerry Cooney on a count back. Gordon Melia after his two wins last week crept into third. However this being the last game of the month we were able to crown the golfer of the month, Ross Schiffke who notched up an impressive 50 points by the 22nd of the month and no one was able to catch him even with three games still to play. Ross can collect his trophy when he returns but in the meantime we enjoyed a round of drinks to celebrate his win. Results: A Flight 1st - Keith Smithson (2) 36 points 2nd - Keith Norman (14) 34 points 3rd - Geoff Parker (14) 33 points B Flight cut 16.1 1st - Peter Allen (31) 36 points 2nd - Gerry Cooney (19) 36 points

by Frank Quinlan

3rd - Gordon Melia (17) 35 points Near Pins: Mike Lloyd, Jimmy Carr (2), Keith Norman Emerald Stableford We arrived at Emerald to find the course busy with a couple of five balls holding up the field. Greens were hard and lightening fast, even faster than any local course over the last few years. Unfortunately, they hadn’t cut new holes for some time and the holes were very ragged and worn. The rough in a number of places close to the greens was very long this made things difficult with the hard greens not holding and shots running into high rough. Many of our players like this course but they described it as scruffy with buggy riders complaining of the lack of brakes on the downhill sections. Scores in A flight was not so good with only Gaz Williams making 36 points. B flight scores were much better with an outstanding round of 40 points by Gordon Melia. Results: A Flight 1st - Gez Williams (14) 36 points 2nd - Les Cobban (9) 33 points 3rd - Geoff Parker (14) 32 points B Flight cut 16.3 1st - Gordon Melia (17) 40 points 2nd - Keith Hemmings (19) 37 points 3rd - Ken Davidson (24) 35 points Near Pins: Les Cobban (2), Colin Gregg

Tom and Mick Golden at Treasure Hill by Derek Brook

Lots going on at the Tropical Golfers. The year is winding down to another end of the year party, a new Golfer of the Month, and Golfer of the Year. Also the weather has been great. What's not to be happy about? Busy season is upon us and 21 golfers headed out to Treasure Hill to challenge this difficult but interesting course. Treasure Hill has a very good rate now for both walkers and riders. The course is in fine condition. What's not to like? Well, it’s a bit hard! There are courses that are difficult because, well, they are hard, and courses that are difficult because they are tricky and interesting. Treasure Hill is in the second category. It is a never relax

Flight winners Tom Herrington (L) and Mick Coghlan (R) with winning smiles

course as almost every hole has a major hazard. Risk/Reward is the name of the game here as most holes leave options. Playing the slightly forward yellow tees we were off on time. How would the players navigate today? A-Flight (0-18): Last month's Golfer of the Month Tom Herrington (c/h) kept his cool and gathered up 39 points and won on countback over Peter Bailey (18). Good golfing, guys! Returning Takeshi Hakozaki (16) took third with 37 points. B-Flight (19+): Mick Coghlan (25) once again has his photo in the paper with an impressive 37 points. Mick has been a regular winner lately, and easily topped his flight as the next place went to Dave Cooper (26) with 33 points, and then Nigel Perry (25) with 31. Near pins: Peter Bailey, John Davis, Mick Coghlan, Brian Parish Long putt: John Edwards Best front nine (non winner): Landis Brooks Best back nine (non winner): Graham Buckingham 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.

A Medal for the Mailman! Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees It was a very busy week for the van and Capt. Phil as five rounds of golf were on the calendar. Today was Green Valley and the course, as well as the weather, was perfect. The podium was a bit crowded as a threeway tie for second place had to be shared by teacher Tommy Balch, Peter LeNoury and Gary Emmett, who now calls Pattaya home. Gary has been joining us for years on his holidays from Oz, and has finally made the big move to Pattaya! Another big mover was Ian Brimble, and as the only bloke to better his handicap, Ian deservedly takes the trophy for today’s play. Honourable mention must go to Bob Mulholland who snatched the Caddy Smile near pin from a field of 26. Results: 1st –Ian Brimble (7) 37 points T -2nd – Gary Emmett (17) 36 points T -2nd – Peter LeNoury (13) 36 points T -2nd – Tom Balch (30) 36 points Eastern Star – Stableford – White Tees We didn’t exactly plan on playing here on Tuesday, but management gave us a rain check voucher from last Wednesday so what the heck? The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course was nice and dry and in very good condition. Results: T -1st –David Dietz (19) 37 points T -1st– Phil Smedley(13) 37 points 3rd – Kenny Aihara (4) 35 points Mountain Shadow – Monthly Medal– Blue Tees This is a much anticipated event these days as a field of 32 golfers took to the links of Mountain Shadow for our Monthly Medal. The podium was full of familiar names and one of our regulars who has been trying for three and a half years finally came good. For starters, we had Simon Marsden winning the Caddy Smile near pin today. Sharing third place with a net 73, Kenny Aihara and Peter LeNoury are no strangers to the leaderboard. Today they were a couple of putts off the pace but still better than many. Ian Brimble has had his name high on the results list for a few weeks now and if it weren’t for the countback, it would have been another victory for Ian. The mailman had another idea and yes, Dave Ferris took the win by countback for his very first (of many) T.G.C. Monthly Medal! Kenny alerted Dave with a phone call, he didn’t think the score was good enough, so Dave raced back for the presentation and we all thanked him for a serious bell ringing for all the lads in the house. Nice going, buddy, the Antigua shirt is in the works!

by Steve Ellison

weather greeted us as we headed up the 331 for today’s golf. This is probably the best value in town at the moment as a mere 1,150 baht gets you a green fee, caddy fee and cart! By the way, the course was in excellent condition. Capt. Phil opted for a challenging day and yellow tees off 6,300 yards were chosen for the comp today. One special moment was the Caddy Smile near pin hole where we saw Larry Gilliam strike a beauty just 10 feet from the pin. Behind Larry’s group was the deadly Kenny Aihara and it was all whoopin’ and hollerin’ as Larry watched Kenny’s ball settle in at 11 feet from the pin! Whew! Larry won it, and also got down in three putts, such is golf! Chicken Dinner Winner went to Mark Wood with a 32 point round on this tough track. Ian Brimble showed in the frame once again as he and Dusty Miller shared second place with 30 ticks in the box.

Larry Gilliam, Mark Wood, Dusty Miller and Ian Brimble après-golf at TGC.

Results: 1st –Mark Wood (9) 32 points T – 2nd– Ian Brimble (7) 30 points T – 2nd– Dusty Miller (12) 30 points

Khao Kheow A & B – Stableford – White Tees Lovely to get back to Khao Kheow again and play this great Pete Dye layout. The A and B tracks were the assignment today and a full sheet of 32 golfers were in the hunt. Ian Brimble was in the papers again as his was the closest Caddy Smile near pin on the famous B-8 island green as well as making the birdie. Tony Mac was on the third step with 32 and Stevie Dunn second on 35 Stableford points. Highest tally of the week went to Nigel Hensen who racked up 44 points out there today off his 26 handicap. Well played, Nigel!

Stevie Dunn, Nigel Henson and Tony Mac are back!

Dave Ferris wins the Medal!

Results: 1st –Dave Ferris (7) 37 points 2nd – Ian Brimble (7) 37 points 3rd– Peter LeNoury (13) 36 points Treasure Hill – Stableford – Yellow Tees Another great day of beautiful high season

Results: 1st – Nigel Henson (26) 44 points 2nd– Steve Dunn (0) 35 points 3rd– Tony Mac(10) 32 points The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located in the heart of Pattaya on Soi LK Metro. We broadcast all EPL, 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, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@gmail. com and see updates at www.facebook.com/ golfclubpattaya. All handicaps welcome.


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You & Your Pets

Cut the cost of pet care It seems like the cost of living in Pattaya is on the rise for everything from consumer items to people food and, yes, even pet food as well as supplies and medical care. How can you save money on health care for your pet? Here are a few tips: Don’t be stingy with visits to the vet. Most importantly, have your dog or cat examined every year. In the long run, it is more expensive—and risky—to treat illnesses than to protect against them. It’s also a good idea to shop veterinary practices by comparing fees for preventative care. Speaking of preventative care, recognize that some vaccines are optional, while others are essential in preventing serious diseases. Never skip any shots that are mandatory for your pet’s protection, but do talk to your vet about personalizing your pet’s vaccine protocol to save on unnecessary shots. You also can save money by having your dog or cat neutered. The relatively inexpensive procedure not only ensures that you won’t have a house full of little furry creatures, it also prevents serious health problems, including uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers. You probably know not to feed sugary items to your pet, but that doesn’t mean he or she will not suffer dental problems requiring expensive treatment. To preclude dental diseases, which can lead to heart and kidney problems, brush your pet’s teeth regularly. Start a dental routine to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. Ask your veterinarian what products to use and how often.

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/ Don’t use toothpaste made for people, most of which contain fluoride and may irritate your pet's stomach. As we’ve often reminded readers, you must protect your pet from parasites. Flea and tick infestations can cause a host of costly medical problems from minor skin irritations to life-threatening blood loss, not to mention human ailments. Stick with a topical flea and tick solution to keep the critters at bay. Make sure to only use products as directed, and never use a product intended for a dog on a cat. Don’t allow your pet to overeat and become obese. That, too, can lead to severe health problems. Get advice from your vet on appropriate amounts of food to feed your pet, and use good quality pet food; it’s often more cost-effective than a homemade diet. Finally, groom your pet at home yourself and save the price of visits to your groomer or vet. At least provide regular nail-trimmings and brushings. It’s good for your pet, it will reduce the amount of hair floating around your home, and your cats will have fewer hairballs. One last thought for you smokers out there: quit-for the sake of your pet and everyone in your household. Secondhand smoke is no joke for pets—it can cause asthma, bronchitis, lymphoma and oral, nasal and lung cancers. Quit now and you’ll save money on vet bills as well as cigarettes. At the very least, avoid smoking around your pet.

Wilber

This handsome boy was rescued as a kitten with his 3 brothers and sisters. Sadly he was sick for quite a while and so missed the opportunity to get a new home just like his siblings. As you can see he is grown up now and still waiting to be chosen.

Splash

This friendly girl came to us with 2 lovely kittens both of which were quickly re-homed. Splash has lost the sight in her left eye but that does not hinder her at all but, sadly, it means that no-one has chosen her yet.

Bella

This lovely girl has been with us for quite a few years now. She is very friendly and just loves to be made a fuss of. She generally keeps herself out of the way of the other cats here and enjoys lazing about the place as if she was the Queen of Sheba.

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

Hit by Car

This friendly soul has been with us for a few years now. She was always a bit shy when people came to visit but seems to have come out of her shell over the last few months. She is happy to be an indoor cat too so would be ideal in a secure apartment.

An animal in pain is more likely to bite. So if your dog or cat is hit by a vehicle, before moving it put a muzzle over his snout; use a scarf, belt, or towel (note: don’t muzzle the animal if it is vomiting). Get the animal off the road by gently sliding it onto a towel or blanket. Don't lift the animal. Make sure it’s warm, as it may be in shock. If it seems to have any broken bones, do your best to not move it too much.

Going to the Dogs... If you can look at a dog and not feel vicarious excitement and affection, you must be a cat.

Cat Corner Tip Hold the Milk

~Carrie Latet Most of Santa’s reindeer have malesounding names, such as Blitzen, Comet, and Cupid. However, male reindeers shed their antlers around Christmas, so the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh are likely not male, but female or castrati. Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.

The idea that cats thrive on milk is a myth. So whether you have a cat or several kittens, hold the milk. They don’t need it. In fact, most cats are lactose intolerant; they cannot properly digest the sugars in milk. It could give them diarrhea. While some little tigers have no problem digesting milk, again—they don't need it. So, most vets say you should skip it.


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Games

CROSSWORD Across

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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: Situated in a particular spot or position. First letter: L Answer: __________ 2. Definition: A larger vessel usually used for ocean travel. According to Webster’s, a sailing vessel usually having a bowsprit and three masts each composed of a lower mast, a top mast, and a topgallant mast. Also, a vessel that is able to carry a “boat” on board. First letter: S Answer: __________ 3. Definition: A community, nation, or broad

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1. Abbr. on a home page 2. Burden 3. “Step ___!” (2 wds.) 4. Commandments word 5. Had been 6. Common street name 7. Church official 8. Withstand 10. Flowering shrub 14. Copied 16. Hippie’s home 19. Exam proctor’s duty 20. ___ A Sketch 21. Detour 22. Tree part 23. Irate 25. ___ beauty 27. Actress Skye 28. Purposes 29. College sports gp. 31. “Golly!” 33. London’s land (abbr.)

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grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests. First letter: S Answer: __________ 4. Definition: Prose writing that tells about imaginary characters and events. First letter: F Answer: __________ 5. Definition: The study of seeking knowledge and wisdom in understanding the nature of the universe, man, ethics, art, love, purpose, etc. First letter: P Answer: __________

Answers: 1. Located; 2. Ship; 3. Society; 4. Fiction; 5. Philosophy.

Hidden Words Puzzle

Source: www.puzzles-world.com

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Answers:1. Sled; 2. Frost; 3. Chill; 4. Ice; 5. Cold; 6. Toboggan.


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