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British visas now “tougher” A

ccording to a number of unsuccessful Thai applicants for visas to visit the UK, there has been a “toughening up” of the rules in recent months. They explain the increased difficulty of obtaining a visit with reference to the Brexit referendum last June which mandated the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union in due course. However, British authorities have denied that the Brexit decision has led to any change in policy in awarding visas. A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, who declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak officially on the matter, said he was not aware of any instructions to embassies to change their policies postreferendum. He explained that, in any case, Britain is not part of the Schengen visa scheme operating in most

European states. Many British visas issued in Thailand by the British embassy are either visit or settlement visas. The visit visa, which lasts up to six months,

is for tourism purposes or to meet up with family in UK or to spend time with a partner. The sponsor will normally be settled in the UK and be able to show a reasonable

income (no minimum is formally set), including bank statements for six months, and long-term access to a suitable residence. Continued on page 4


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News event s cale ndar GOO GOO DOLLS LIVE IN BANGKOK Date: 13 February 2017, Monday Venue: Bangkok Convention Centre Hall, Central Plaza Ladprao Activities: Goo Goo Dolls will be performing in Thailand for the first time in their career. The tour is for their new hit album “Boxes” which was released in early 2016. They will also be performing all the hits including the number 1 smash hit “Iris” from the City of Angels soundtrack (which they got nominated for Grammy awards). For more information: Thai Ticket Major Tel: 02 262 3456 www.thaiticketmajor.com

THAILAND HARMONY WORLD PUPPET FESTIVAL 2017

Date: 20-26 February 2017, Monday-Sunday Venue: Kanchanaburi Activities: The Thailand Harmony World Puppet Festival is becoming a must-visit event for puppet lovers and puppeteers from all over the world with many big names from the world of puppets coming to the Kingdom to show off their skills. Puppeteers from Asia, Europe and Africa will be joining, so there will be a range of shows to watch, with everything from Shadow Puppets in the Southeast Asian tradition to large-scale marionettes telling stories with humour, drama and pathos. Also at the event will be the chance to meet with puppeteers and attend workshops relating to the craft. (Note:This event was originally scheduled for 1-7 November 2016 but has been postponed out of honour and respect for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand) For more information: Harmony World Puppet Thailand Tel: 02 956 4180 Email: harmomyworldpuppet@gmail.com www. HarmonyPuppetThailand.com

GUNS N’ ROSES NOT IN THIS LIFETIME TOUR Date: 28 February 2017,Tuesday, 8 pm Venue: SCG Stadium, Muang Thong Thani

Activities: Guns N’ Roses will close out the Southeast Asian leg of the Not in This Lifetime Tour in Thailand.The biggest, baddest and meanest concert will rock Bangkok come February 2017. A long awaited reunion of luminaries, frontman, Axl Rose, leads the posse of fellow legends with Slash and Duff McKagan back in the fold, ready to wail on lead guitar and bass, much to the delight of Guns N’ Roses fans.The classic trio is joined by Richard Fortus on rhythm guitar, Frank Ferrer on drums, Dizzy Reed on keyboards, and the newest member Melissa Reese who adds a new dimension to the band’s sound. For more information: Thai Ticket Major Tel: 02 262 3456 www.thaiticketmajor.com

Thai man hangs himself T h i r t y - t h re e ye a r o l d Sittiphong Namung was found dead, hanging from a window grill in his rented room. Police found no sign of foul play. In fact, they found a notebook on his bedside with what seemed to be a suicide note expressing depression and problems. According to the dead man’s girlfriend, Sittiphong recently returned from the temple and showed no signs of melancholy.

Triple motorbike accident Three motorbikes collided on Sukhumvit Road in Central Pattaya. Witnesses said that the three motorbikes were speeding, apparently racing, when on driver lost control and crashed into construction debris. One driver, 32-year-old Phuthai Sianglam, was pronounced dead on at the scene; the other two were rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Bar busted for underage girl Police entrapped a bar manager where an underage girl was suspected of prostitution. The Soi Buokao nightspot was visited by two plainclothesmen where they were offered a 17 year old girl in return for 1,000 baht. The police paid with marked money to be use as evidence. During the interrogation of the girl, police immediately arrested the bar manager and took both individuals to the police station for further questioning. The bar manager claimed ignorance of the girl’s age.

Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry extends free ride The Royal Passenger Liner announced that they have extended their free ferry service from Pattaya to Hua Hin until January 31 because of failed trial and cancellation of trips on previous days due to heavy rains, high tides and extended training days for staff and engineers. The official launch will be next month. Departure time from Pattaya is 10:30 am and from Hua Hin at 1:30 pm. The fare is 1,250 baht each way.

120,000 baht necklace snatched from Chinese tourist Two men on a motorbike snatched a 120,000 baht necklace from Chinese tourist Sun Biao. The 25-year old visitor had been walking on Pattaya Third Road when the motorcycle drove up to him and one of the men grabbed the jewelry and the bike sped off. Sun said the necklace has sentimental value because it was given by his mother as birthday gift. Police are checking CCTV footage to help identify the suspects.


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2017 Top of the Gulf Regatta open for entries The 13th edition of the multi awardwinning Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina is open for entries. To be held May 4 to 8, 2017 at South East Asia’s largest marina, Ocean Marina, Top of the Gulf Regatta regularly attracts more than 250 boats and since opening for entries late last year organisers have received strong interest and early sign-ups. “We opened for entries in mid-December last year and have had a lot of early enquiries for the 2017 Top of the Gulf Regatta. Already the one-design Platu class has 11 confirmed teams with crew coming from more than 10 countries, and we’re expecting a largerthan-normal dinghy fleet this year due to the Thailand Optimist National Championships being the last junior sailing event before the Optimist World Championships in July at Royal Varuna Yacht Club,” said William Gasson, co-chairman, Top of the Gulf Regatta Organising Committee. “In addition to the IRC, Cruising and multihull classes, we have also introduced an option for the regional TP52 fleet and similar

type boats to have their own dedicated class and courses,” added Gasson. Growing the charter fleet In addition to catering to the current fleets, organisers see a growing trend of international sailors wishing to charter boats for the regatta. Targeting key sailing populations in the Austral-Asian region and working with charter operators, organisers have created a charter section on the event website that promotes charter boats available for the regatta (http:// topofthegulfregatta.com/charters). “There are many sailors around the region and especially in Australia that are interested to race at the regatta if suitable boats are available for charter. Recognising this, we have developed a dedicated charter section on the regatta website and are working with charter operators to market a selection of boats from dinghies upto IRC class and multihulls,” added Gasson. Boats such as Baby Tonga (Beneteau First 53), Resolution of Whitby (Beneteau 523 Oceanis), PH Plus+ (Elliot 46) and the famous

Cassidy 55 Australian Maid, as well as Platus and a selection of multihulls and dinghies, are available for charter. 2017 Classes Three IRC classes are planned, as well as the option for a “Class 0” for TP52 and similar type yachts. These will be complemented by a cruising class, the popular one-design Platu class who will be competing for the prestigious Coronation Cup, and an Ocean Multihulls class. The dinghy fleet will be split into two classes – Single-Handed Monohull Dinghy and Double-Handed Monohull Dinghy, with further divisional splits possible – and there are options for beach catamaran classes also. Sailors in the Optimist class will be competing for the Thailand Optimist National

Championships – Thailand’s top junior sailing competition – which is expected to see a fleet of 150+ youth sailors from around the world competing this year. Returning for the second year will be the IOM Class RC Yachts – a class of radiocontrolled yachts which will race just outside the marina and is proving to be a popular class across the region. The 2017 Notice of Race is online at http:// topofthegulfregatta.com/notice-of-race and boats can enter at http://topofthegulfregatta. com/entry. For more information, visit www. topofthegulfregatta.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ topofthegulfregatta Twitter: www.twitter.com/togregatta YouTube: www.youtube.com/TOGRegatta


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News event s cale ndar KHAO YAI HALF MARATHON 2017 Date: 5 March 2017, Sunday, 4-8 am Venue: Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima Activities: The Khao Yai Half Marathon World Heritage Run is one of the most popular running events in Thailand, due to the event’s green setting in the hills of the national park. The event organiser – Good Sports Thailand – and sponsors are asking for runners and sports people to apply now if they want to take part in this popular event. There are three categories in the Khao Yai Half Marathon: the 21.1 km half marathon, a 10 km mini marathon and a 5 km fun run. For more information: Good Sports Thailand Tel: 02 949 2700 www.goodsportsthailand.com

MISS INTERNATIONAL QUEEN 2016 Date: 10 March 2017, Friday, 9-11:30 pm Venue: Tiffany Show Theatre Pattaya Activities: Come and cheer for your favourite contestants at the upcoming Miss International Queen 2016. Miss International Queen is the world’s largest and most prestigious beauty pageant for international transgender and transvestites. The final round of Miss International Queen 2016 was rescheduled to 10 March 2017, Friday, due to the passing of Thailand’s revered king, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The date of the press conference is on 2 March 2017, Thursday, at Eden Zone, CentralWorld, Bangkok. For more information: Tiffany’s Show Pattaya Tel: 038 421 700-5 Email: res@tiffany-show.co.th www.missinternationalqueen.com www.tiffany.cloudapp.net www.thaiticketmajor.com

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The applicant must be able to show by paperwork how he or she lives economically – bank book or cash transfers from the sponsor to Thailand – and has to offer clear evidence of the reasons to return to Thailand after the holiday is over. Evidence here could be a dependent family or a job being held open or ownership of property or land. There is also the need to show ongoing contact between sponsor and applicant when they are separated, most likely social media proof or evidence of regular phone contact together with photos taken over time. Settlement visas, which allow the applicant to live in the UK, are usually awarded to Thais who wish to join a “settled” UK citizen, typically but not necessarily a spouse. Detailed information has to be provided on the history of the relationship as well as documentation on family connections, any previous marriages and a minimum income earned by the sponsor of 18,600 pounds a year. This minimum rises if there are dependent Thai children included in the application. If the sponsor is selfemployed the paperwork required is particularly complex. The granting of a settlement visa means that the Thai applicant can work in the UK. All visas are subject to security and criminal background checks. It is very difficult for the Thai applicant’s wider kin, for example parents or nephews and nieces, to be included as part of a successful settlement visa application. As evidence that British visit visas are becoming harder to obtain, several disappointed Thai applicants showed their rejection letter to this

COLDPLAY A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS TOUR Date: 7 April 2017, Friday Venue: Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok Activities: Following the announcement of a run of Asian stadium shows for the acclaimed A Head Full of Dreams Tour, which includes the band’s first-ever concerts in Taiwan, the Philippines and South Korea, Coldplay are returning to Thailand. A Head Full of Dreams has sold more than 5 million copies since its December 2015 release, spawning the hit singles Adventure of a Lifetime, Hymn for the Weekend and Up & Up, with more than a billion YouTube video views between them. For more information: Thai Ticket Major Tel: 02 262 3838 www.thaiticketmajor.com BEC-Tero Entertainment Tel: 02 262 3800 www.bectero.com

newspaper. One Thai woman in her early 30s had visited her British boyfriend for three months in 2015 and was hoping for a similar period from Christmas 2016. The couple had proof of an ongoing relationship for several years and the sponsor’s finances and accommodation were in good order. The rejection letter acknowledged that the woman had visited the UK on a previous occasion and had kept to all British immigration rules, but pointed out that she had failed to provide adequate evidence of how, at present, she lived financially from day to day. The woman in fact had provided evidence of admittedly modest Western Union transfers from her boyfriend and had stated that she worked part-time for her uncle on a market stall. She explained that her uncle simply paid cash as and when business was good and that there was no requirement in Thailand to provide wage slips or documentary backup in this type of informal arrangement. Her point was that this level of scrutiny was not enforced in the previous and successful application. Pattaya Today has seen several other recent rejection letters, most

of which do concern detailed questioning of the applicant’s current income even when proof was provided of an overseas sponsor’s cash transfers. One applicant was refused a visit visa after failing to provide evidence she was working at a pig farm. She had a healthy bank balance, but no way of proving how the cash got there. A male applicant, who was hoping to visit his boyfriend in UK, was refused permission after the foreigner’s name on the Western Union transfers was not that of his partner. The applicant had explained that his partner’s next-door neighbour had actually sent the remittance on the sponsor’s behalf. Pattaya Today has no way of verifying these claims by applicants. But the main points they make are that they had been granted visas in the past and that their material circumstances had not changed in the meantime. It is also undoubtedly true that some visa applications are submitted without due attention to detail and may even include false information in a futile attempt to trick the awarding authorities. A London-based entry clearance officer said, “There is comprehensive information on the government websites. But what is most important is for applicants and sponsors to back up all their claims with up-to-date paperwork.” He added that the days had long past when applicants were subjected to an in-depth interview by an unfriendly person behind a grille. “Nowadays the paperwork is what counts, perhaps supplemented by a short telephone interview.”

Centra Maris hosts blood drive Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien is hosting a public blood drive Tuesday, February 9, from 9 am to 12 noon at the hotel’s Maris 3 meeting venue. For information, call 038 103 333.


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News EVA Air and TAT sign MOU aimed at boosting North American tourism The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Taiwanese airline, EVA Airways Corporation, formalized and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at working on joint tourism promotion strategies that will boost numbers of visitors from the USA and Canada. Y u t h a s a k S u p a s o r n , TAT governor said, “This MOU will help us to target tourists from

the Americas – one of our most important and fastest growing markets. EVA Air is a vital link between North America and Asia as there are currently no direct flights from the USA and Canada to Thailand. By working with EVA Air on tourism initiatives, we can help get word out about Thailand’s attractions and boost visitor numbers even more in 2017 and beyond.”

Followed by the MOU signing ceremony, the Project Implementation Workshop between EVA Air representatives and TAT directors from the North America and Asia markets will be set up in order to discuss their marketing collaboration for long and short haul markets. EVA Air currently operates 80 flights per week between North America and Taiwan, including three daily flights from Los Angeles, two daily flights from San Francisco, 10 flights a week from Seattle and five flights a week from Vancouver on the West Coast as well as two daily flights from New York and five flights per week from Toronto on the East Coast. The airline also offers daily service from Houston and four flights per week from Chicago in the USA. Passengers can then connect with flights to Bangkok on any of EVA’s 26 flights per week on the TaipeiBangkok route, which was recently increased from 17 flights a week to meet the demands of long haul passengers. Of the total passengers travelling on EVA Air’s Taipei-

Bangkok routes, about 50 percent are from North America and Europe. Golden Kou, spokesman of EVA Air, said “We are delighted that this MOU has marked another significant cooperation between TAT and EVA Airways to promote Thailand as a short haul destination for Taiwanese tourists and long haul destination for travellers from North America”. TAT also has plans to open a new office in Canada which can help offer services to Canadian tourists heading to the Kingdom. In 2015, Thailand attracted 827,110 tourists from the US market,

a rise of 12.61 per cent over the previous year. Of the total, 50.44 per cent came from the West Coast and 49.56 flew from the East Coast. Tourists from this part of the world spent US$146.63 per day and stayed around 13.38 days in the Kingdom. From January to November 2016, a total of 1,236,694 tourists visited Thailand from the Americas, an increase of 13.36 per cent over 2015. Of these increased numbers of travellers, 859,838 came from the USA (an increase of 12.32 per cent), and 216,768 came from Canada (an increase of 7.31 per cent).

MQDC officially opens U Khao Yai in Centara Hotels & partnership with U Hotels & Resorts Resorts Inaugurates

MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation officially opened the doors of its first hospitality property, U Khao Yai, a luxury boutique hotel managed by U Hotels and Resorts. With an investment of over 400 million baht, ‘U Khao Yai,’ has been developed as an integral part of the Magnolias French Country Khao Yai project. U Khao Yai is a French chateau design style amidst breath-taking, picturesque views of nature. The 63-room hotel and resort offers full facilities for health and wellness affording its guests ultimate relaxation as well as ample meeting and event space. In keeping with the MQDC strategic focus on adding unique value to each of its mixed-use projects, U Khao Yai, is highly complementary with a prestigious property like Magnolias French Country Khao Yai. By harmonizing the finest quality of luxury living with the heritage and cultural values

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of neighbourhood communities and their natural settings, U Khao Yai is a great addition to the existing estate. “This strong partnership with U Hotels and Resorts in the hospitality sector is another strategic step forward for MQDC. We are very excited to

work with the experts in hospitality management who have built U Hotels and Resorts into one of the most successful brands in the luxury boutique space across Asia, Middle East, India and Europe. U Khao Yai offers luxury stay with unique health and fitness facilities for guests’ wellbeing and has been designed with a stimulating blend of local heritage and decor accents that perfectly complement Khao Yai’s atmosphere and natural surrounding”, said Visit Malaisirirat, CEO, MQDC. In the last five years MQDC has invested over 100 billion baht in four major mixed-use projects across the country; namely ICONSIAM, Whizdom 101, Magnolias Rajdamri Bouvelard and Magnolias French Country Khao Yai.

Centara Hotels and Resorts led by Pattara Jongcharoenkulchai (4th left), vice president human resources of Centara Hotels & Resorts, selected a range of employees who have demonstrated superior professional skills and knowledge to participate in the company’s overseas apprenticeship program. This undertaking forms a central part of the “Centara Management Development Program”, in which this year’s intake forms Class 13 (MDP). The event was held at Krungthep Suite, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. “We are forging steadily ahead with strategic growth in the hospitality sector as one of the key value-added elements to our unique mixed-use projects and we look forward to many more exciting projects to come in the near future.” Malaisirirat concluded. “Over the past 9 years, we have developed U Hotels and Resorts to be a very successful brand in many

countries and now we have more than 15 hotels operating under this brand and more than 15 hotels under development,” added Jonathan Wigley, founder, CEO of U Hotels and Resorts. “We take special pride in an integrated project like Magnolias French Country Khao Yai that has such a significant impact on the communities in which it is located.”


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News Hilton Pattaya wins Culinary Challenge of Hilton South East Asia and India F&B Masters 2016/2017

Hilton Pattaya’s representative, Peerapat Chaiwichit, won the country level competition of Culinary Challenge of Hilton South East Asia and India F&B Masters 2016/2017. W i t h s e ve n ye a r s o f culinary experience, Peerapat created amazing menu to compete with the winners of other Hilton Hotels in Thailand and Myanmar. The country level winner will be entitled to show her best creations in the final round of Hilton South East Asia and India F&B Masters 2016/2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Hilton South East Asia and India F&B Masters is one of many ways to discover, develop and celebrate Hilton team members’ talent in five disciplines including Culinary, Dessert, Barista, Bartender and Sommelier. Over 700 team members from 40 hotels across the region participated and created close to 1,200 unique recipes. The Hilton South East Asia and India F&B Masters consists of three rounds of competition: Hotel Level, Country Level and Regional Finals. For more information, call 038 253 000 or follow Facebook.com/PattayaHilton.

Seasoned hotelier appointed as General Manager of akyra Thonglor Akaryn Hotel Group has appointed German national Christian Oliver H. Zunk to oversee the launch of akyra Thonglor Bangkok. The boutique hotel, located in the Eight Thonglor complex on the vibrant Sukhumvit Soi 55 thoroughfare, soft launched in December 2016. “Christian comes to us with an impressive track record, one that I trust will be suited to guide akyra Thonglor Bangkok through this transitionary period as we take over and rebrand a contemporary property right in the heart of my favorite neighborhood in Bangkok, Thonglor,” said AHG founder and managing director Anchalika Kijkanakorn. This is Christian’s third senior management posting. He joins akyra from Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort in Chiang Rai, where he worked for nearly five years, and before that he helmed another highend boutique resort in Abu Dhabi. In his 22 years of professional experience, the hotel business school graduate

Anantara announces dates to Bangkok’s 2017 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament

Anantara Hotels and Resorts announced the dates for the 2017 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament. This year’s event will be held by the banks of Bangkok’s mighty Chaophraya River from March 9 to 12 and promises to have a full range of fun elephant festivities for the whole family. Now in its fifteenth year, the tournament has become one of the biggest charitable events in Southeast Asia with over US$1.3 million (46 million baht) raised and donated to projects that better the lives of Thailand’s wild and domesticated elephant population, these include: the world’s first Thai Elephant Assisted Autistic Therapy Project; positive reinforcement elephant training workshops;

mahout community development initiatives, and wild elephant conservation. A total of 30 unemployed former street elephants will take part in this year’s festival during which they will be given full veterinary checks and care, much needed food and drink and essential vitamin supplements for the duration of the event. The welfare of the elephants that participate in the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament is of paramount importance, with strict rules ensuring that the pachyderms are well cared for at all times. By imposing a “no micro-chip, no game” rule, Anantara guarantees that all participating elephants have been domestically bred and not captured from the

wild or smuggled in from neighbouring countries. The King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament recently awarded a silver medal for Sports CSR Initiative of the Year at the Asia 2016 SPIA Sports Industry Awards. Organised by Sport360° and MMC Sportz, in partnership with the Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Sports Authority of Thailand, the awards applauds sports industry leaders that demonstrate a balance between business, community and environment. The 2017 event will have 10 teams encompassing over 40 players, including Thai celebrities, supermodels, professional horse polo players and New Zealand All-Blacks

rugby players. The four day festival will have something for everyone including an impressive Opening Parade, Children’s Educational Day, Ladies Day known as The ‘Bangkok Ascot’ and fun elephant related activities. Anantara has long been associated with elephant conservation efforts with the formation of The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, which has performed over 40 rescues of elephants off the streets of Thailand, as well as bringing the hugely successful Elephant Parade to Bangkok. For more information on the 15th Annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, visit www. anantaraelephantpolo.com.

lucky draws, and a wonderful holiday atmosphere with the best of Thailand on show in the heart of Bangkok.” At the TTF 2017, activities will be organised with ten zones that highlight Thainess from the five main regions of Thailand – the North, Northeast, East, South and Central regions. Each of the zones will have demonstrations of the local culture and cuisine. There will also be the chance to make merit by giving alms at 7 am to 88 monks on the first day. In addition, there will be a chance to win lucky draw prizes for any visitor who spends 10,000 baht or more with flight tickets worth over a million baht up for grabs. Also at the TTF 2017, eco-friendly activities such

as recycling, promoted via fun games, aimed at moving Thailand’s tourism industry towards being more sustainable and ensuring Thailand becomes a regional role model for green tourism. “I feel sure that all visitors to this event will enjoy their time and feel inspired to travel to other areas around Thailand over the course of 2017. We can only offer a small taste of the Kingdom’s delights, but we hope that is enough to give everyone, Thais and locals alike, the Thai travel bug,” said Yuthasak. Visitors are encouraged to arrive by the BTS Sala Daeng Station or the MRT underground Silom Station. For more information call 1672.

TAT to stage Thailand Tourism Festival 2017 and celebrate Chinese New Year

and state-certified Hotel Manager has worked with Forte, Sofitel, and Kempinski hotels across his native Germany, as well as stints with Four Seasons in New York and Hawaii. “I am excited to return to the vibrant Thai capital and welcome the opportunity to work with a dynamic hospitality group like Akaryn,” said Zunk. “akyra Thonglor Bangkok has a great location and design going for it already. I look forward to bringing my hotel re-branding experience to elevate the urban hotel to be the best in the most happening enclave in Bangkok.”

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is bringing back the Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) to Bangkok’s Lumpini Park to highlight some of the fun and fascinating attractions that can be enjoyed by local and international tourists travelling in the Kingdom with free admission. The Festival, which coincides with Chinese New Year 2017, will be held during January 25 to 29, and is expected to attract over 650,000 visitors with 90 per cent of these visitors predicted to travel in Thailand in 2017. These trips could

generate up to 400 million baht in revenue. Yuthasak Supasorn, g ov e r n o r o f TAT s a i d , “Thailand has so much to offer visitors and domestic tourists, and we want this year’s Thailand Tourism Festival to showcase the unique local experiences and attractions to be found in all parts of the nation. By visiting Lumpini Park, visitors can enjoy a taste of the foods, festivals and culture found in all five regions before they choose where to travel. They can also enjoy live music, cultural shows,


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GM Thailand receives Wildlife Habitat Council certification Open Second Native Garden in Rayong General Motors Thailand and General Motors Powertrain (Thailand) were recently recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council for their contribution in environmental conservation. Led by Wail Farghaly, managing director and Amnat Saengchan, vice president of Manufacturing, the automaker has officially opened the second Native Garden at General Motors Powertrain (Thailand) facility in Rayong. The executives also planted trees during the opening ceremony. The Native Garden is not just a recreational area. It also provides knowledge about native plants and protects wildlife in the area. The initiative is a part of a drive to enable GM plants around the world to receive Wildlife Habitat Council certifications by 2020. GM leads the industry for such certifications. General Motors Thailand was among the plants chosen to participate in the Wildlife Habitat program for

certification since September 2 0 1 5 . T h e p ro j e c t i s a collaboration between internal and external parties. The result is the Native Garden in General Motors Thailand’s plant and, with continued support by GM, the second Native Garden was developed at General Motors Powertrain (Thailand). Farghaly said, “Our main objective with this project was to drive employee engagement toward conservation of natural resources, to boost awareness about local environmental c o n c e r n s , a n d m o t i va t e planning for a sustainable future. GM always thinks about ‘what we can do more for the community’.” General Motors Powertrain (Thailand) has also been certified for its project aimed at protecting natural resources and the environment around the plant. One particular project high on the priority list is the restoration of mangrove at Paknamprasae, Glang,

Rayong. GM has received cooperation from employees, the local government office and locals who joined the mangrove planting activities. The activity is important to protect the mangrove forest in the coastal area. Nanta Boonchuaylua, municipal clerk of Paknamprasae Subdistrict said, “The activity helps develop the community and it is good to see the private sector taking part in conservation of natural resources and environmental protection. The cooperation between locals and private sectors will create more efficiency. There are growing numbers of tourists visiting the area, hence the activity enhances tourism too. It also creates income, boosts local economy and enhances the well-being of locals.” The Wildlife Habitat Council certification is an important milestone for environmental protection projects.

“Wai Kao on Sale Fair” for retired seniors

Wim N.M. Fagel (4th left), general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, presided over the hotel’s recent CSR activity “Wai Kao on Sale” designed to provide a free space to help distribute products from the elderly association and generate revenue after retirement.


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Our Community Christmas in Pattaya by Derek Franklin

The Christmas festivities started at the Father Ray Foundation on the morning the 24th December, Christmas Eve, with gift giving at the Vocational School for People with Disabilities. This was followed with the arrival at the Father Ray Day Care Center of Father Christmas. And as he arrived most of the assembled 70 toddlers ran away, screaming in fear as the man whose photos they had all seen was now standing in front of them. But they soon got used to him and ended up climbing all over him and having a great time. Later that morning the children at the Father Ray Children’s Village joined together for an ice-cream and doughnut party, thanks to a sponsor from Singapore. This meant the house mothers could all take a break from cooking lunch as the children never stopped eating until every crumb of doughnut and every drop of ice-cream was gone; though the mothers did have to do an extra load of washing as most children seemed to be wearing more ice-cream than they ate. The following morning, Christmas Day, a special Christmas breakfast was served at the Drop-In Center where all the young children were celebrating Christmas for the very first time.

When you are living in poverty, celebrating Christmas is not a priority. This Christmas may have been their first, but one they will never forget. They wanted to eat lots of fruit, so that is what they got. Pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries and, to everyone’s delight, several punnets of strawberries. Can you believe that some of the children had never tasted a strawberry? Apart from the fruit there were a few tins of chocolate biscuits; well chocolate does grow on trees! For the children at the Father Ray Children’s Home they were once again treated to Christmas lunch by a school in the Australian town of Bendigo, and once again Vientiane Restaurant in Nongprue provided a delicious meal and every child received a gift. On the evening of the 26th, Boxing Day, the children and students from all the projects came together and joined the staff for the annual Christmas party. More than 1,000 sat down for dinner and performances by the children, which were subdued following the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol in October. Many children also paid respects to the late King in their performances. A very Happy New Year to all readers from the children and students at the Father Ray Foundation.


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Authentic Asian Cuisine at Flare, Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya has expanded the menu at Flare restaurant to encompass “the authentic taste of Asian cuisine.” Indulge in a sophisticated ambiance and stylish décor with a unique dining experience at Flare restaurant. The quiet ambience of Flare together with its subtle lighting and translucent curtains is the perfect setting for such a revival. Flare is located on level 15 of Hilton Pattaya and offers a variety of premium Asian selections. Guests can experience the authentic taste of Asian cuisine and superior service. Only exceptional quality local and imported ingredients are used and prepared with rare condiments in a new and exciting way.

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Bangkok Hospital eve n ts c a le n d a r Pattaya hosts 100TH DAY OF MOURNING FOR KING neuro conference BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ Date: 20 January 2017, Friday Venue: Bali Hai Pier, Pattaya

Andre Brulhart (left), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed Joy Avasada Pocmontri (2nd left), TV host of the show “Sab-son-ruay”, on her stay with family at the resort.

Dr Siharat Lohachitranont (5th left), deputy director of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, opened the conference on “How to be a Center of Excellence in Neurology”. More than 100 doctors and nurses attended the conference which included lectures on treatment and care of dementia patients.

Centra Maris continues to be a green hotel

Activities: Pattaya City, Department of Provincial Administration Chonburi Province, and First Army Area in association with Pattaya Lawyers Council and Pattaya Business and Tourism Association invite everyone, Thais and foreigners, to participate in the 100th day of mourning event to pay respect to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej for all his great works and to celebrate the new King. There will be a religious ceremony at 6 am and gallery exhibition at 10 am. Performances in honor of the late King start at 6 pm. For more information: www.facebook.com/MagnaCartaLawOfficePattaya

THAILAND TOURISM FESTIVAL 2017 Date: 25-29 January 2017, Wednesday-Sunday, 2-10 pm Venue: Lumpini Park, Bangkok Activities: Visitors can enjoy a taste of the food, festivals and culture found in all five regions before they choose where to travel. They can also enjoy live music, cultural shows, lucky draws, and a wonderful holiday atmosphere with the best of Thailand on show in the heart of Bangkok. For more information: TAT Call Centre Tel: 1672

AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY Date: 28 January 2017, Saturday, 12-6 pm Venue: Terrazo, Holiday Inn Pattaya

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien led by General Manager Chaiphun Thongsuthum continues its efforts to save the earth and the environment for sustainable development. The team created Christmas tree made out of recycled plastic water bottles of different sizes and used energyefficient light bulbs for decorations during the festive season.

Amari Phuket welcomes Mitsui Siam Components Swiss Society members at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Amari Phuket’s representative Pierre-Andre Pelletier (second left), vice president and area general manager – South Thailand, welcomed members of the Swiss Society Board and a VIP guest from Switzerland, Lysandre C. Séraïdaris (fourth left), for the annual Swiss Society Phuket Christmas Dinner at the hotel’s Rim Talay Restaurant. Lysandre is the son of Cléon Séraïdaris – polymath and private tutor of two Thai monarchs, His Majesty King Rama VIII and His Majesty King Bhumibol Rama IX, when the monarchs resided in Switzerland.

Activities: There will be a live DJ playing your favorite Aussie hits all day. This is a family friendly event and guests can enjoy a variety of activities including free face painting for children, foot massages by the pool and plenty of food and drink specials. Entrance is free. Following this event, Holiday Inn Pattaya will host its regular wine event at Havana Bar from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The cost of this event is 990 baht per person including variety selections of wine, BBQ, live performance from Jowel and The Blues Machine. For more information: Holiday Inn Pattaya Tel: 038 725 555

MAYA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 Date: 17-18 February 2017, Friday-Saturday, 3 pm – 2 am Venue: Krating Lai junction, Pattaya Activities: MAYA Music Festival returns to Pattaya this 2017. The 2017 edition will feature Tiesto, KSHMR, Showtek, Blasterjaxx, Timmy Trumpet, Far East Movement, Julian Jordan and more. MAYA Music Festival’s goal is to preserve the stunning ancient Thai Art, show it to the world and combine it with the modern day music to create a mega festival for the world to join. Tickets are available at www.mayamusicfestival.com and 7-Eleven outlets.

Andre Brulhart (right), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomes Toshiyuki Hara (centre), president of Mitsui Siam Components Co., Ltd., and Masayuki Takimoto (left), general manager of purchasing department, during their 2017 Supplier Meeting at the hotel’s Mirage Grand Ballroom.

For more information: MAYA Call Center Tel: 085 225 9225 Email: info@mayamusicfestival.com www.mayamusicfestival.com


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Dusit Thani Pattaya marks its 29th year Dusit Thani Pattaya turned 29 on December 19, 2016 and General Manager Neoh Kean Boon led the staff and management in celebrating the occasion with a merit-making ceremony also attended by friends and associates. The ceremony was presided over by nine monks from the Jittapawan Temple in Pattaya following the paying of homage to the spirit houses on the hotel grounds where the hotel's patron guardian and protector Prince Arpakorn's monument stands. The management also held a town hall meeting and gave lucky draw prizes as well as recognition to staff members who have shown outstanding quality in the performance of their jobs.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

FOR THE SAKE OF AULD LANG SYNE It used to be the case that hotel restaurants were empty, cavernous spaces full of tables and chairs and no customers. With uninspired food and poor service, they seemed just an afterthought to the business of providing accommodation. The only people there were usually hotel guests too tired or timid to venture out. Today everything has changed; many of the hottest tables around the world are in hotels with non-residents now clamouring to get inside. The highest priority is now given to their restaurants which are these days presided over by executive chefs with enviable pedigrees. Such can be said for many of the Pattaya/Jomtien hotel restaurants Mick and I have visited over the past year, not forgetting, of course, the stand-alone establishments that fuel the city daily with excellent food. One such hotel eatery is T55, named after New York City’s meatpacking district, where the finest beef is on display in big chilled boxes in the butcher’s room. Under the aegis of Executive Chef Asker Skaarup Bay (hailing from Denmark) who brings a wealth of gastro experience and knowledge to this sophisticated but casual restaurant. He optimizes on the current trend of pairing cocktails with steak and their signature Bloody Lager (a twist on the classic Bloody Mary) pairs exceedingly well. Tito’s handmade vodka and lager might not immediately scream good mates, but they get on well together and enjoyed with the legendary French Charolais Tomahawk (B.2,500) or their house Charolais burger (B.650) consisting of 250 grams of premier beef crowned with crispy bacon, avocado, beetroot and the restaurant’s house truffle mayonnaise, it’s a marriage made in heaven. There are alternative options for non-meat eaters. The charred salmon filets are a true lesson in how to prepare this queen of fish. Medium, rare, tender and flaky with a

Culinary Moments of 2016

T55 New York Grill Room

Tomahawk Steak at T55

luminous centre, it’s a standout dish. There’s also BBQ pork belly sliders, chicken and waffles, and a killer US style mac n’ cheese made from Gruyere, Cheddar and Roquefort served with fire-roasted tomatoes and crispy bacon. Masses of other innovative dishes truly make this a must visit venue. T55 New York Grill Room is located in Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya, Na Jomtien Beach. Tel: 033 078 888 or visit www.movenpick.com/pattaya. 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. 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 hand-rolled sushi, freshly cut sashimi plus salmon, poached sea bass, fish mousse with prawns and seared tuna. Salads abound with various pastas,

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 only B.385 net and not only that, if you choose to enjoy a main course to boot the price is still only B.285 net. Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien is located adjacent to Na Jomtien Beach. Tel: 038 103 333 or visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/ centra/cmj for more details. Tapas Buffet at Coco & Rum

To dine at the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar in the Royal Cliff Hotel is a stellar experience. From the minute you step through the door you are cocooned in luxury and spoilt with thoughtful (almost telepathic) service, the food is exquisite and considering the eminence of this restaurant not extraordinarily pricey. Their 3-course set menu is only B.850 ++. Must-try dishes include the Executive Chef’s (Walter Thenisch) signature plates namely the tomato soup flambéed with gin (B.180). Forget any notion you have of tomato soup – this version takes it to another stratosphere, or the burgundy snails in herb butter (B.350). The lushness of the herbed buttery sauce is divine, drenching the molluscs in superb sumptuousness. Other warm starters include Champagne baked oysters with spinach, shallots and hollandaise sauce, pan-fried Alaskan scallops with Roman artichokes, caper flowers and olive pesto, or from the cold selection, home smoked river trout filet with caraway vinaigrette and lukewarm potato salad. The eponymous grill dishes are, of course, extremely popular. Beef here is certified Angus either from the US Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar

or Australia. Whole prime American prime rib-eye is presented at table on a butcher’s platter before grilling for you to choose the size/weight of your steak. All served with your choice of baked or roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a selection of sauces, including their famous Napa Valley red wine gravy, it’s a carnivore’s dream. For a lighter plate the fish and crustacean menu offers some crackers: tiger prawns on ratatouille vegetables and grilled asparagus, baked sea bass filet with sautéed spinach and celery crisps and the celebrated Phuket lobster or the pink pepper crusted snow fish medallion on celery mash and red wine reduction (B.680) or the Cajun spiced tuna loin and prawn oil on sautéed peppers, onions and plum tomatoes. Put a sweet ending on your meal with the legendary crepe suzettes flambéed at your table which ignites the senses and puts the final touch of extravagance to the evening. Located in the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Pratamnak Road, Pattaya. Tel: 038 250 421 or visit www.royalcliff. com. Open from 6:30 to 10:30 pm (last order) and closed on Tuesdays. Amex, Visa and MasterCard accepted.


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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com There are many outstanding restaurants housed in Pattaya and Jomtien’s excellent hotels, so wander in and see for yourself the hidden gems that can be found. The Bang Saray Beach Club has recently been renovated and is now under new management. Under the steerage of the charming manager, Alan Meyhew, the menu reflects the nascent trend of gourmet burgers, breakfast combos, superior sandwiches, bar snacks, nibbles and of course cocktails to casually enjoy a full day of lazing and grazing. What could be nicer than to take breakfast overlooking the bay of Bang Saray with the waves gently lapping at your feet and your eyes feasting on the panoramic vista of sun, sea and sand beyond. All-day English is the quintessential eggs, bacon, pork sausages, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and steakhouse fries (B.280) while the athletes who have jogged down the beach can enjoy the optional healthy style with Greek style yoghurt topped with muesli and fresh fruit (B.150) while the “Continental” is packed with toasted sour dough bread, preserves and freshly steaming coffee. The burgers are big, bodacious affairs made from 180 grams of Australian Angus prime beef and can be customized with Gruyere or blue cheese and rashers of the best bacon plus all the trimmings with prices starting at B.320.

Drifters Beach Café

Bang Saray Beach Club

The Bang Saray Beach Club has reinvented itself into a leisure destination to suit all the family with a menu that hits the right notes and a bar serving local and imported beers, signature cocktails (shaken and stirred!) and an extensive wall of wines at reasonable prices. This beachside gem needs to be

Aroi Pub Resto

discovered, so the next time you’re in the area do travel the extra kilometer and see for yourself exactly what it has to offer. Tel: 063 306 4656. Open daily from 11:30 am to 10 pm weekdays and 10 am to 10 pm weekends. Ample parking. Turn off Sukhumvit Highway through the arch of Bang Saray and go through the mini roundabout until you see a temple on your right. Take the road directly in front of the gates and follow it through until you reach a white wall on your right with the Bang Saray Beach Club logo and there you will see the entrance to the club. Aroi is a Belgian pub and restaurant owned by Peter de Kegel who brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to his innovation. Cordial and sociable, his front of house manner assures a friendly welcome to this popular pub. The doors open at 12 noon with a comprehensive menu to suit all occasions. The famous French snack Croque Monsieur or Madam is available from B.155 and big crusty baguettes come packed with ham, cheese, tuna mayo and even chicken curry. The starter menu is an interesting collection of European and Thai dishes while the beef tenderloin and rib-eye (from B.355) are flamed to order and served

Hotel Promotion Suite Experience Package at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Visitors to Bangkok who want great value and superior facilities can now take advantage of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok’s latest package offer – the Suite Experience which offers guests luxurious facilities, services and special benefits during the trip in Bangkok. The package is available from January 1 until December 30, 2017, and also a special 30 percent discount off all Best Available Rate for a stay for at least two consecutive nights. Special benefits feature complimentary Club Executive privileges including access to the Club Executive Lounge with breakfast and evening cocktails; spa or dining credits to the value of 500 baht per person (to a maximum 1,000 baht per room per stay); one signature cocktail at Blue Sky Bar; unlimited internet access; a late check-out until 4 pm (subject to room availability); a 20 percent discount at all hotel’s restaurants; a 30 percent discount on spa packages and a 5 percent discount at designated outlets at adjacent Central Department Store. Applicable for Club Deluxe, Club Deluxe Suite, Premium Deluxe Suite and Executive Suite. Terms and conditions apply. For reservations, contact Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4116-19, email: reservationcglb@chr.co.th.

with a choice of sauces. Belgium, of course, is famous for its beer and over a dozen beers are on offer, ranging from Leffe Blond or Dark, Hoegaarden to the famous white beer with an aroma of orange peel, coriander and spice, and the big gun Kasteel Bier with a whopping alcoholic content of 11 percent, to the mysterious monastery beer from the Trappist monks of Rochefort. Friday night offers moulesfrites and a giant mixed meat brochette (beef, pork, chicken and shrimps) which both come with a complimentary salad bar, Wednesday night is the all-you-can-eat buffet with Aperol and desserts for B.295. Sundays offer spare ribs, rotisserie chicken and one changing carvery each week for only B.259 from 1 till 9 pm. During the week a 3-course lunch menu is available for B.195. These marvelous mollusks are served Provencale style, natural or in a creamy garlicky sauce with prices starting at B.295. A big pot of these steaming lovelies hit the table accompanied by the essential crisp Belgian frites and the obligatory cup of mayonnaise. The other Friday night special is their house brochette. Served fashionably on a suspended rack, these huge grilled kebabs offer tender chunks of marinated mixed meats and shrimp. Aroi Pub Resto is open daily except Mondays from 12 noon to 10 pm (last orders 9:45 pm). It is situated on Soi 89, Sukhumvit Road which is almost opposite Makro, there is a 7-Eleven on the corner. Drive over the railway track and Aroi is about 200 metres on your right. Tel: 087 043 3227 or 082 459 5733. Party bookings accepted and a catering service is available. If you’d like to feel the sand between your toes and the tropical sun on your face while enjoying one of the best pizzas in town head down to Drifters Beach Café (DBC). Eclectic retro rock, frosty beers, perfect thin crust pizzas, jugs of Margaritas and an ace beach location to dream about makes Drifters Beach

Café one of the area's funkiest fun bar-cum-eateries. Nestling on a quiet stretch of Na Jomtien Beach close to the Pinnacle Hotel, it would be hard to improve on this laid-back beach bar. No invasive supersized flat screens here – just the wide blue yonder, mountains and sea, and the perfect place to kick back and forget your troubles for an hour or two. It certainly ticks all our boxes: an ambiance so laid-back it’s horizontal, a backdrop of tropical paradise proportions, craft beers to slake the thirst and beyond borders chow. What’s on the menu? It all started with pizzas and they are undoubtedly still the bestsellers. Over the years they have been perfected, honed and refined with the choice of toppings diverse and atypical. Choices from their 20long list include the quintessential Margherita (B.220) through prosciutto with mushrooms, seafood with crab, prawns and Mozzarella, but our favourite is the vegetarian with tomatoes, olives, garlic, onion, rocket, bell peppers and mushrooms, but with our “Food Lovers” hats on we ordered it with extra salami! Hawaiian is another top seller but they are all much in demand from 11 am until well after the setting sun. How to get there: Located on Na Jomtien Beach just past the Kilometer 154 marker and Wat Na Jomtien. Heading south from Jomtien on Sukhumvit Highway make a U-turn after the Shell station on your right. Soi 8 is marked for the Pinnacle Hotel. Follow the road to the bottom and turn right. 500 metres on the left-hand side you will see Drifter’s Beach Café. Tel: 087 743 2319. Open daily (except Mondays) from 11 am to 10 pm. Visit www. driftersbeachapartments.com for more information. Apartments are available for rent. A very Happy New Year to all our readers and keep your comments and recommendations rolling in and Good Eating!


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Chinese New Year Promotions Chinese New Year Buffet at Garden Cafe, AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa On January 28, 2017, ring in a prosperous Chinese New Year with a buffet feast at Garden Cafe, AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa from 6 to 10 pm. Enjoy the BBQ buffet incorporating the most popular oriental dishes, prepared to perfection by experienced culinary chefs. Priced at 850 baht nett per person. Children aged from 4 to 11 years old get a 50 percent discount.

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Authentic Asian Cuisine at Flare, Hilton Pattaya

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Asia has some of the finest dishes in the world and Flare is showcasing the best of what this region has to offer. Both Thai and foreign guests will enjoy a truly authentic menu with a contemporary twist to traditional Asian cuisine. Flare recommends signature dishes such as grilled salmon belly with teriyaki sauce (450 baht) served with marinated tofu and pickles and Korean style beef short rib (450 baht). Other highlights include preparing your own wrap with grilled Kurobuta pork belly with butterhead lettuce, cucumber, green pepper, garlic and ssamjang chili sauce (400 baht) or enjoying the simple pleasure of good food with Indonesian fried rice – Nasi Goreng (400 baht) with fried egg, turmeric grilled chicken and shrimp crackers. Flare also features an oyster bar and raw bar where you can enjoy a daily selection of imported oysters from Ireland, France, USA and Australia and a variety of sashimi. Ask for the day’s selection of oysters and you can order a small set (6 pieces) at 950 baht or a big set (1 dozen) at 1,800 baht. A sashimi platter including salmon, tuna, hamachi, octopus, clam, scallop, kani crab and ikura is priced at 1,350 baht. Ending on a sweet note, opt for a homemade mochi (250 baht) with vanilla ice cream, red bean paste, black sesame and mandarin orange. Flare restaurant, open daily from 6 to 10:30 pm, also offers an extensive selection of fine wines to match with the delicious cuisine.

Sashimi Platter

Fresh Oysters

Flare

Level 15, Hilton Pattaya 333/101 Moo 9, Nongprue Banglamung, Chonburi Open daily from 6 to 10:30 pm Tel: 038 253 000 Email: bkkhp_fb@hilton.com www.pattayahilton.com

Chicken Satay

Korean Style Beef Short Rib

For more information and reservations, contact 038 412 120 or email pattaya@avanihotels.com. Massaman Lamb Curry

Beef Tenderloin

Chinese New Year to Dine For at Elements Restaurant, InterContinental Pattaya Resort Welcome in Year of the Rooster 2017 with InterContinental Pattaya Resort where there is plenty to crow about! Chinese New Year celebrations are never complete without a tempting feast, especially at Elements Restaurant. Let InterContinental Pattaya Resort remove the worry of preparing an indulgent Chinese style buffet, for you and your loved ones. Join this year’s grand Chinese New Year buffet on Saturday, January 28, from 6 to 10 pm at 1,599 baht ++ per adult and 800 baht ++ per child (4 to 12 years). InterContinental Pattaya Resort is as confident as the rooster that you will love the mouthwatering Chinese and Thai favourites in a spectacular buffet spread. Delight in the interactive live cooking and carving stations, featuring highlights such as fresh seafood on ice, BBQ seafood, red pork and chicken, roasted whole duck and crispy pork belly, all with a host of condiments and sauces. Together, let’s start the Chinese New Year off just right and don’t forget to crack your fortune cookie! For more information and reservations, contact 038 259 888 or icpattaya@ihg.com.

Papaya Salad

Grilled Eggplant

Mango Sticky Rice

Korean Style Noodles

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F&B Promotions Classic Vietnamese dishes throughout January at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Three classic Vietnamese dishes are on the menu at Oasis in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya throughout January. Everyone knows and loves Vietnamese spring rolls, made with rice paper rolled and packed with shrimp, lettuce, soya sprouts, glass noodles and mint, and dabbed into a peanut sauce dip to create a burst of flavour. Price is 280 baht ++. Banh mi is a famous product of French colonialism, the name translating as “wheat cake” and most usually referring to a baguette. At Oasis the baguette is stuffed with pork to make a hearty sandwich, and priced at 300 baht ++. Banh canh, on the other hand, means “soup cake”, and is a thick Vietnamese noodle made from tapioca flour served in a broth, together with other ingredients – at Oasis pork spare ribs are added. Price per bowl is 250 baht ++. Oasis is for families, groups of friends, couples and individuals, and offers indoor and outdoor seating. Located on the lobby level, the restaurant is open from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations, call 038 714 981.

Kids Wanna Rock, Kids Eat Free at Hard Rock Café Pattaya Savor the week of Thailand National Children's Day by spending family time together and enjoying a rockin’ meal at Hard Rock Café Pattaya. Hard Rock Café Pattaya offers a special promotion Kids Wanna Rock, Kids Eat Free. Special for all families, just “Like” the Facebook page www.facebook.com/HardRockCafePattaya, then order an entrée and your kids under 10 years old will get a free kids meal from January 14 to 22, 2017. Available from 12 to 9 pm. To book the table or for more information, call 038 426 635.

Luxurious High Tea Set at Zing Bakery, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Zing Bakery at Centara Grand CentralWorld invites you to escape from ordinary routine to discover luxurious moment during winter season with a fascinating high tea set. The set offers you two different TWG tea flavors and delicious combination. The hotel’s pastry chef and his team have invented a multi-colored array of various flavors of pastries such as millefeuille vanilla, Paris-Brest, Pâte à Choux, chocolate eclair, mini French pastry, and assorted macaroons as well as duck liver terrine, tuna tartar, and smoked salmon with sour cream and chives. Customers could enjoy all of this with selection of admirable teas such as distinctive Iced Eternal Summer Tea and Hot Smoky Earl Grey Tea. The High Tea Set priced 699 baht ++ per couple is available every day from 3 to 5 pm. For information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

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

Mediterranean Lamb at Coco & Rum, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Tender rack of lamb imported from New Zealand marinated with Moroccan spices and slowly roasted to your liking. Served with homemade fried young potato wedges, grilled organic vegetables and a generous portion of Mediterranean barbecue sauce. Available every day from 6 to 11 pm. For more information, contact 038 103 333 or email cmj@chr.co.th.

Introducing Thai Dinner Buffet at East Coast Kitchen, Holiday Inn Pattaya From January 2017, Holiday Inn Pattaya introduces its Thai dinner buffet every Friday from 6 to 10 pm at East Coast Kitchen, 6th floor, Executive Tower. Enjoy the taste of Thai traditional cuisines including panang, spicy pork salad, tom sab, live somtam station, BBQ chicken, crispy pork belly, fresh salad bar, and a selection of Thai desserts. Price at 499 baht net per person. Free-flow beverage package price at 499 baht net per person for 2 hours. Kids under 12 years old eat free. For more information or reservations, call 038 725 555.

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

Oyster Extravaganza at Flavors, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel Discover the authentic taste of fresh imported oyster cooked in different styles such as Fine de Claire, Calm Cove and Pickering Passage with a vast selection of fruit caviar and local twist. A truly unforgettable gastronomic adventure. Available Friday to Saturday, dinner buffet, for 2,100 baht ++ per person. Flavors is located on M Floor of Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel. For reservations, call 02 125 5010.

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

A Virtual Gourmet Tour of Saigon at Le Danang Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok From the steamy, aromatic alleys of romantic Southern Saigon, talented chef Suparb brings you the best of classic Vietnamese cuisine via a menu that will highlight the fresh, delicate tastes of the region. Available from January 1 until February 28, 2017. The specialties will include, amongst many other options, grilled lamb with marinated black pepper and fried rice with spicy sauce (810 baht ++); steamed tiger prawns with garlic leeks and shitake mushrooms (520 baht ++); deep-fried whole sea bass with lemongrass (520 baht ++). For reservations, contact Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4151, email: fb_office@chr.co.th.

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Chinese New Year Promotions Chinese New Year at Benihana Pattaya

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with Benihana Pattaya. Come and enjoy your favourite Chinese dishes Benihana style from experienced Teppanyaki chefs priced at 2,017 baht nett per set menu. For every 2,500 baht spent, you will get red envelopes. Available from January 25-31, 2017. Benihana Pattaya is located on the 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza. For more information and reservations, contact 038 412 120 ext 1395.

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Handcrafted chitarra 100 grams semola flour 100 grams egg yolk 5 grams salt 15 ml olive oil Boston lobster 1 whole Boston lobster 5 grams lemon peel 5 ml olive oil 1 tsp salt and pepper Chili garlic oil sauce 10 grams sliced chili 10 grams sliced garlic 50 ml olive oil ½ pc Hokkaido scallop 20 grams sliced squid 5 grams sliced morning glory

Chinese cheese sauce 200 ml tomato sauce 50 grams Chinese cheese 25 ml garlic pickle juice 5 grams sugar 5 ml fish sauce 5 grams chili flakes Crispy morning glory 20 grams morning glory 25 grams all-purpose flour 10 ml cold water Garnish 15 grams parmesan cheese 1 tsp pink peppercorn 1-2 pcs white jelly fungus 2 pcs wonton sheet 1 tsp caviar 5 grams black peppercorn

METHOD Chinese cheese sauce Mix tomato sauce with Chinese cheese and blend. Add garlic pickle juice, sugar, fish sauce, chili flakes and simmer. Garnish Melt parmesan with pink pepper in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Blanch white jelly fungus in boiling water. Deep-fry the wonton sheets and crispy morning glory mixture. Boston lobster Marinate the Boston lobster with lemon peel, olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill the lobster for 5 minutes. Handcrafted chitarra Mix the flour and salt and shape into a volcano on the work surface. Make a well in the middle, and pour in the egg yolks and oil. Using your fingertips in a circular motion, gradually stir in the flour until you have a dough you can bring together in a ball. Knead for about 10 minutes until it is smooth. Wrap the dough in a damp cloth. Allow to rest for about an hour in a cool place. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is about 1 cm thick and will go through the widest setting of your pasta machine comfortably. Put it through each setting twice, then fold it back in on itself, and repeat the process, cutting it in half when it becomes too long to handle. Store the other half under a damp cloth until you're ready to continue working on it.

When the pasta has a good sheen to it, and is thin enough for your liking cut using a knife, or the cutter on your pasta machine. Curl into portion-sized nests and leave on a floured surface, under a damp cloth, while you repeat with the rest of the dough. Bring a large pan of well-salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for a couple of minutes or until al dente, stirring occasionally to keep it moving. Drain. Assembly Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat, add garlic and chili and cook until garlic starts to colour (about 1 minute). Sear the scallops for 1 1/2 minutes on each side then set aside. Add squid and cook until opaque (about 2 minutes). Add morning glory and cook until warmed through (about 2 minutes). Add chitarra pasta and toss to combine. Serve on top of Chinese cheese sauce with Boston lobster and scallops to the side. Top with caviar and black pepper. Garnish with melted parmesan, white jelly fungus, deep-fried wonton sheet and crispy morning glory.

This menu is available at Scalini and Dee Lite Restaurant from 12 to 10:30 pm. Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is located at 11 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Khlong Ton, Bangkok. Tel: 02 620 6666 www.sukhumvitbangkok.hilton.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is located at 18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Khlong Ton, Bangkok. Tel: 02 649 6666 www.sukhumvitbangkok.doubletree.com

Celebrate Year of the Rooster with this delightful hamper at Zing Bakery, Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, perfect for sharing with friends and family. There is a choice of three hampers – Small Lantern (small) at 2,500 baht ++, Longevity (medium) at 3,955 baht ++ and Bag of Fortune (large) at 5,955 baht ++. In the Small Lantern Hamper are the Pitars Gold Prosecco, Chinese oranges, gold tea, Centara hen, Chinese gold and chocolate. The Longevity Hamper filled with an assortment of Chivas Regal 12 years, Chinese oranges, TWG tea, Centara hen, Chinese gold, cookies and fruit jam. And the Bag of Fortune Hamper has all these items except the gold tea and chocolate. Gather your family, bring this delicious Chinese New Year hamper back home and celebrate Year of the Rooster all together. Available from now to January 28, 2017. To place an order, call 02 100 1234 ext 6485 or visit Zing Bakery located on the ground floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.

Chinese New Year Buffet Brunch at Up & Above Restaurant,The Okura Prestige Bangkok Welcome the Year of the Rooster with a family feast.The spectacular buffet will feature an array of appetizers, salads, soups, and main dishes. Highlights will include chilled seafood including Maine Lobster, giant Alaskan king crab legs, Manila clams, pan-fried sea bass and black mussels with sautéed capsicum, and more.There will also be Western favourites such as San Daniele 18-month prosciutto ham, a live station with Caesar salad in Parmesan wheel, buratta cheese, smoked salmon, duck rillettes, and beef and Burgundy pie.The Chinese corner features dim sum, Peking duck with Mandarin pancakes, spring onion and cucumber,Trang pork, and much more. The Chinese New Year Buffet Brunch is served from 12 to 3 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017.The price is 2,600 baht ++ per person with soft drinks, 3,300 baht ++ per person with free-flow Prosecco and selected wines, local beers and cocktails, and 3,900 baht ++ per person with free-flow Champagne and selected wines, local beers and cocktails. For more information and reservations, contact 02 687 9000 or email upandabove@okurabangkok.com.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with International Chinese Buffet Dinner at Café 9, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok invites you into an exclusive premium international Chinese buffet dinner to celebrate this coming festivity on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. All-you-can-eat with a wide array of savory offerings – from seafood on ice featuring oysters, Alaskan crab legs, flower blue crab, river prawns to sushi, sashimi, salad bar and many different Western and Eastern cooked selections. Also, enjoy chef ’s selected special desserts, such as strawberry soufflé cheesecake and raspberry yoghurt panna cotta, including seasonal fruit. Moreover, Chinese hot dishes, made only for the festival, such as pork belly stew with Chinese wine, steamed sea bass with chili, garlic and lime juice, and stir-fried beef tenderloin with wild mushrooms are absolutely worth to taste. Spend the quality time of Chinese New Year at Café 9, 9th floor, Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel Bangkok. The reasonable price is at 950 baht ++ per person including free-flow soft drink. For more information, call 02 625 1234 or email cwb@chr.co.th.


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events

Vol. 05 No. 02 | Jan 16-31, 2017

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Centra Maris team and guests offer to monks celebrates third anniversary To welcome the new year with happiness, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien held a merit-making ceremony in the early morning of January 1. Hotel staff and valued guests presented food and gifts to invited monks to make merit and receive blessings for the new year.

Phornpinit Phornprapha, president of Siam@Siam Design Hotels and Resorts, led the management – Pratarnporn Phornprapha, managing director of Siam@Siam Design Hotels and Resorts, Dmitry Chernyshev, general manager of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya – and staff on the hotel’s third anniversary in paying respect to Phra Phum Chai Mongkol, the main spirit house of the hotel, and food offering presented to nine monks during the traditional ceremony at the Blue floor of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya.


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fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 05 No. 02 | Jan 16-31, 2017

Spa Promotions Rose Infused Ritual for Him and Her at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya From January to February 2017, two hours of rosescented bliss await couples at Spa Cenvaree in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya with the RoseInfused Ritual for Couples, a spa journey conducted in the privacy of a spa suite for two. Priced at 2,999 baht ++ per person, a saving of 30 percent on the price for singles, the session includes a free Rose Water Face Mist and Rose Body Lotion gift package to take home. Your 120-minute journey begins with a foot cleansing ritual followed by a bespoke body massage. The next stage, for her, is a signature organic facial, and for him an oriental scalp and foot experience. The journey ends with refreshments in the relaxation lounge. Spa Cenvaree is set within its own spa village in the resort’s jungled water park, and is open from 9 am to 9 pm. For appointments, contact 038 301 234 ext 4333, email: spacenvareecmbr@chr.co.th, website: www.spacenvaree.com.

Luxury Spa Package at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya Start the new year with a special gift for your health and your skin. eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya introduces Luxury Spa Package to take care of your skin and for ultimate relaxation throughout January. Begin the journey with an exfoliating body scrub to keep your skin clean and fresh, followed by a relaxing oil massage which helps relieve pain and stress. Complete the massage by nourishing the facial skin with facial treatment. Relax from head to toe with Luxury Spa Package at 4,500 baht nett per person and 8,000 baht nett per couple. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email pattaya.eforeaspa@hilton.com.

Spa Secrets Experience at Cense by Spa Cenvaree, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Experience the evocative scent of gentle magnolia in a ritual designed to delight the senses and treat the body. The package also comes with a complimentary Magnolia Shower Cream and Magnolia Body Moisturizer gift set. The 90-minute experience includes foot cleansing ritual, 7 Miracle Grains exotic body scrub, Magnolia ritual massage and refreshment (chamomile tea and traditional Thai dessert). Price is 1,800 baht nett per person and 2,500 baht nett for couple. For more information or reservations, contact 038 103 333 ext 4 or email censecmj@chr.co.th.

Muay Thai Kicks by Rory Coughlan

Muay Thai kick techniques are one of the most important techniques in the art due to their effectiveness and power. The official word for kicks in Thai is “Tae”. There are many variations of kick techniques depending on the application in each part of Thailand. 1. Tae Tad (Side Kick or Round Kick) Tae Tad are commonly used in Muay Thai as they are very easy to control and maintaining balance after the kick to defend the opponent's return strike. Tae Tad is executed by swinging the leg to attack the target; your hip should also turn in the same direction of the swing. Pivoting on the foot of the support leg. The kicking leg should be straightened. One should move forward to kick with the guard up securely and across the chin. Do not drop the guard you might suffer from the counterpunch. Whilst the other arm, straight out mirroring the kicking leg. 2. Tae Chiang (Diagonal Kick) The main target of the diagonal kick is to strike the lower ribcage. The leg should swing diagonally upwards to strike the target. To attain maximum efficiency, the kick should make an angle of 45 degrees against the floor. You should kick by letting the shin hit the target. Incline the body in the direction to that of the kick. Repeating the same guard with the arms. Pivoting on the foot of the supporting leg. Turn the hip. 3. Tae Kod (Hook Kick or Down Round Kick) Hook kicks are also commonly used due to its full of power. When you kick, your hip and body will fully rotate in the same direction of the swing, this increases the power of the kick. The hook kick can be used to attack the opponent when he is ducking down or in the lower position. A major disadvantage of the hook kick is if you miss the target, you may totally lose balance and give a chance to the opponent to strike back. 4. Tae Pub Nok (Kick to the outside of the knee joint) Tae Pub Nok is the kick that kicks to the outside of the knee joints. The boxer must sway his body a little away

from the opponent then move right up to the opponent with this kick as a greeting. Repeat the pivot of the foot and guard. Turn the hip. 5. Tae Pub Nai (Kick to the inside of the knee joint) Tae Pub Nai is the kick that kicks to the inside of the knee joints by stepping closer to the opponent by swinging the kick to the inside upwards. When the foot hits the target the opponent's leg will be moved sideways, thus making them lose balance. Foot pivot and guard the same. Turn the hip.

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Three Tips for Beautiful Skin Blueberries, dark chocolate and sunscreen are three things you need to keep skin beautiful, supple and smooth. Antioxidant-rich foods such as berries, dark chocolate, cantaloupe, citrus fruits and leafy greens provide the nutrition you need for skin’s elasticity. Avoiding smoking prevents premature aging. But the number-one way to keep skin gorgeous is to stay out of the sun and away from tanning beds. The sun’s radiation causes skin damage, including wrinkles, age spots and skin cancer. Use a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays in an SPF of 15 or higher, and reapply often.


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explore

Vol. 05 No. 02 | Jan 16-31, 2017

Ayutthaya: The historical heart of Thailand by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

With its shapely chedis and picturesque pagodas, the ancient city of Ayutthaya has always been a big draw for tourists seeking a taste of the Orient. But Ayutthaya offers more than scenic views and a rich history. To the Thai people, the city is the spiritual heart of their nation and home to the Kingdom’s greatest treasures. The sumptuous styles of art and architecture, which were nurtured in Ayutthaya, can be seen in the temples, murals and buildings all over Thailand while the city’s cultural influence and traditions of diplomacy live on to this day. So by spending time in Ayutthaya, visitors can make a real connection with the past and enjoy a better understanding of Thainess. Capital of the Ayutthaya Empire, the city was founded in 1350, and was the second major capital of Siam (after Sukhothai). During its most glorious period, from the 14th to the 18th centuries, it was considered one of the largest and most beautiful cities in the world with glinting gilded temples and bustling waterways. The city was a centre of diplomacy and commerce and attracted traders from both Asia and Europe seeking luxury goods and Thai rice, which is valued worldwide for its fragrant quality even today. Ayutthaya flourished thanks to its strategic position on an island surrounded by three rivers that connected it to the Gulf of Thailand. This made it accessible to peoples such as the Portuguese, who first travelled to the city in the 1500s as members of the first official embassy from state-builder Afonso de Albuquerque, to King Ramathibodi II. Within five years, the two nations had a trade treaty in place. Later, other nations such as the Dutch were given permission to trade with Ayutthaya and Siamese ambassadors were sent as far afield as France, Japan, China and the Mughal city of Delhi. To this day, Ayutthaya remains one of the first places beyond Bangkok visited by tourists seeking a taste of Thai culture. As it’s just a short distance from Bangkok, it’s the perfect venue for a day of sightseeing and people often spend a few hours looking around the many temples and monuments before enjoying some of the famous local food and heading back to Bangkok. But Ayutthaya isn’t just important to Thailand and her people; it is regarded as a vital piece of world culture, too. This is why, in 1991, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So, if you want to see some of this heritage for yourself, here are some of the most famous sights:

The elegantly caved Buddha head at Wat Maha That

Wat Yai Chai Mongkon One of the most popular and best preserved of Ayutthaya’s temples is Wat Yai Chai Mongkon in the southeast of the historical city. You can climb the steep steps to the base of the temple’s 62-metre chedi for outstanding views over the city. There are rows of famous Buddha images in the Sukhothai style at the foot of the chedi, which was built around 1357 by King U-Thong. Wat Yai Chai Mongkon is an important site in Thai Buddhism as this was the monastery of monks who had travelled to Ceylon to study, and the head of this sect was made the Supreme Patriarch. Don’t forget to explore the temple grounds, as there’s a lovely reclining Buddha image here.

statue shows him astride a horse riding on a decorated base showing achievements from his life, including an impressive image of the king wrestling a crocodile. The monument is next to Chedi Phukhao Thong, an impressive 50-metre structure you can climb to enjoy the views. It was built by the Burmese to mark their victory in 1569. If you are wondering why the monument, indeed much of Ayutthaya is decorated with so many model roosters, it’s because they represent a legend in which Naresuan, when held captive in Burma, bet his freedom with a Burmese Prince on a cockfight. Thai visitors leave the model roosters as offerings at temples all over Ayutthaya.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram This is one of the best known temples in the Ayutthaya Historical Park and was one of the Royal temples where Ayutthaya’s kings carried out ceremonies. Large and imposing, the temple is in the Khmer style and the central prang is 35 metres high and represents the mythical Mount Meru. If you look carefully in the corner galleries, there are still traces of the original carved ceiling pieces.

Wat Phra Sri Sanphet Perhaps the biggest and grandest of Ayutthaya’s temples, and certainly the most important in antiquity is Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, which used to be within the grounds of the Royal Palace and so was only used by members of the Royal Family. It suffered a great deal of damage after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767, but its beauty was so legendary that it served as the model for the glorious Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok.

King Naresuan the Great Memorial King Naresuan the Great (1555 –1605) was one of Thailand’s best loved monarchs, as he helped to free Ayutthaya from the Burmese, who held it as a vassal state. The huge reverence in which he is held can be seen from the monument dedicated to him at Ayutthaya. A

Wat Maha That Of course, many tourists come to Ayutthaya with one aim, to get a photo of what has become the city’s most famous Buddha image, thanks to its appearance on a million travel blogs and posters. This is the elegantly caved Buddha head, which has become a living part of

The reclining Buddha image at Wat Yai Chai Mongkon

The famous reclining Buddha image at Wat Lokkayasutharam

the landscape, thanks to the roots and branches of a Bhodi tree that have embraced it. But it’s well worth taking a longer look around Wat Maha That, as it is one of the city’s most important temples and the oldest, being started around 1374. Look carefully and you’ll find the remains of centuries-old murals. But all the temples have something worth stopping by for. One of the best restored of Ayutthaya’s temples is Wat Thammikarat, which has lovely sculptures of ancient lions and naga’s as well as a reconstruction of the huge Buddha head that was found there. And if you appreciate oversized statues, you also need to visit Wat Phanan Choeng, which predates even the founding of the city itself. The temple houses a huge seated Buddha, said to date from 1334, though it has been restored several times. It is nearly 20 metres tall and known as Luangpho Tho. It is seen as important to sailors and

was visited by the famous Chinese Admiral, Zheng He in 1407 on one of his voyages of exploration. There are so many temples and ruins of ancient sculptures all over Ayutthaya that it would take several days to see them all. But you can avoid being templed-out by taking breaks and enjoying some of the other treats on offer. There are always friendly vendors around selling hearty bowls of noodles, cool drinks or refreshing fruit, while riverside restaurants offer tempting spots to have lunch. But however you choose to see this ancient city, you’ll come away with a better understanding of what makes the Thai people so proud of their heritage. Getting there • By Train: The cheapest way of getting to Ayutthaya is by train from Bangkok’s Hualamphong Railway Station. There are regular trains and the trip takes about two hours. • By Minibus: Mini buses leave for Ayutthaya from Bangkok’s Victory Monument area every half hour or so. The operators are based around the Century Plaza cinema complex. • By Car: Take Highway No 1 (Phahon Yothin) and go via Pratu Nam Phra In. This takes you to Highway No 32, then, turn left on to Highway No 309 to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. Getting about Going on foot is not really practical unless you really only want to see the central temples. But many places rent out bicycles and as the landscape is relatively flat, it’s not hard to cycle around. Remember to put on sunscreen and a hat there. Another option is to rent a tuk-tuk or minivan for a few hours, as some of the temples are further afield and a bit far to reach by bike.


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diversions

Vol. 05 No. 02 | Jan 16-31, 2017

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

music / new release A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat – Train

XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER

A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat is the upcoming eighth studio album by the American band Train, scheduled to be released on January 27, 2017. It is the band's first album without lead guitarist and founding member Jimmy Stafford. Although he is not on the new album, he is currently still partially involved with the band, as he continues to play with them at some live performances and events. 1. Drink Up 7. Valentine 2. Play That Song 8. What Good Is Saturday 3. The News 9. Loverman (featuring 4. Lottery Priscilla Renea) 5. Working Girl 10. Lost and Found 6. Silver Dollar 11.You Better Believe

Release Date January 19, 2017 Lead Actors Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Samuel L Jackson Director D.J. Caruso Writers F. Scott Frazier, Rich Wilkes Genre Action | Adventure | Thriller

Release Date Lead Actors Director & Writer Genre

Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

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

Pattaya Today’s Life & Leisure Automotive top choices for the best passenger cars, pickup truck and SUV. “Many are driven, but few are chosen” In spite of lackluster sales 2016 many new models were launched in Thailand. Here are our top picks. In the four-door sedan, also known as subcompact segment: MG5 1.5 Turbo. A “Brit Dynamic” styled family motorcar assembled in Rayong by Thai CP Group in a joint-venture with China’s state-owned SAIC Motor Corporation. Today the new kid on the block MG Sales (Thailand) Company Limited has 44 dealerships across Thailand, 17 in Bangkok plus all major provinces. MG5 1.5 Turbo offers value for money. Spacious, leather upholstered, well-equipped cabin with 7-inch touchscreen navigator iOS and Android compatibility. Under the hood a muscular 1,500-cc petrol turbo power plant pumping out 129 hp and drinking 95 pure petrol, gasohol, E20 and E85. The top spec variant comes with sunroof and DRL (Daytime Running Light). Price: 759,000 baht. www.mgbestautosales.com Pattaya Today’s Japanese executive saloon choice, the luxurious all-new Honda Accord Hybrid TECH iMMD. Honda Accord Hybrid TECH iMMD

January 26, 2017 Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter Paul W.S. Anderson Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Memorable Drives Year 2016 MG5 1.5 Turbo

This Accord is equipped with full Hybrid intelligent Multi-Mode Drive with a 2.0-liter i-VTEC petrol engine and electrical motors delivering both performance and outstanding fuel economy or 23.8 km/l with carbon emissions of 99 grams/km. The 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 room and overhead scenery? Engage the one-touch power moon roof in the ceiling. The cockpit features an eight-way adjustable power driver seat, passenger seat and a cool RES (Remote Engine Start) plus Honda SENSING is a suite of advanced active safety technologies featuring Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Collision Mitigating Braking System (CMBS) to name a few. This top-of-the-line hightech Accord retails at 1.849 million baht. www. honda.co.th In the premium SUV division: BMW X1 18d xLine the all-new Deutschland compact SUV fully restyled combining athletic design with compact exterior dimensions, without compromising on

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Ford Ranger Double Cab 3.2L Wildtrak TDCi 4×4

BMW X1 18d xLine

flexibility or on the generous amount of space in both rows of seats. BMW deluxe interior is fit and finish including the delicious Dakota leather upholstery and power seats. No scratchy plastics here! All soft touch. Teutonic simplicity yet high technology like the Beemer iDrive infotainment system with an 8.8-inch touchscreen with crisp and fast graphics. Under the hood (bonnet) a state-of-the-art German 4-cylinder 2.0-liter fuel-efficient turbocharged diesel. Definitely the best of the current compact premium SUVs in the Kingdom. Price: 2.499 million baht. Check out the new X1 at BMW German Auto Pattaya multi-brand showroom down Jomtien beach direction Sattahip. www.bmw.co.th Here in the Thai Kingdom pickup trucks are categorised as commercial vehicles. Hence the low tax 3 percent compared to passenger cars 17 to 30 percent. The Thai assembled pickups are used both for business and personal purposes. Consumers like them because they are useful, sturdy and have good resale value. These days the one-ton pickups come with four doors and they’re called crew cab, space cab and double cab. They're also loaded with cool apps and creature comforts. Pattaya Today’s

choice: Ford Ranger Double Cab 3.2L Wildtrak TDCi 4×4. "The MotherTrucker". Big, bold with a 3.2-liter 200 hp, turbo diesel and 4x4 drive option. In-your-face exterior with orange metallic paint job and sturdy 18-inch wheels. The cabin is passenger car like with leather/fabric seats, soft touch instrument panel creating a plush yet durable well-appointed space. The Ranger 4×4 3.2L Wildtrak is the most impressive pickup truck on the market. Built at Ford Auto Alliance plant in Rayong. You’ll see many of them on the roads. Price: 1,189,000 baht. www.ford.co.th Finally, the entry-level city car: Suzuki Ciaz RS a sporty looking compact sedan fetching around half a million baht depending on trim level. Inside comfortable charcoal black leather seats. The rear passenger area Suzuki Ciaz RS

is spacious, especially the legroom thanks to the long wheelbase 2,650 mm. Cockpit: A chunky multifunction steering wheel, posh chrome trim running across the dashboard and extending to door panels add upscale feel to this top-of-the-line Suzuki four-door saloon. In all a handsome, practical, roomy and economical family saloon with cool features like keyless entry, start and stop button and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Suzuki Ciaz's power plant is a 4-cylinder 1.2-liter petrol unit pumping out 91 hp. Torque: 118 Nm. Transmission: Automatic 5-speed CTV. Consumption circa 20 km/l. E20 compatible. Price: Manual shift GA without radio (who needs a radio?) 484,000 baht. Pattaya Today recommends the range topper RS at 675,000 baht.


Business News Anantara Vacation Club appoints Maurizio Bisicky as chief commercial officer page P7/27 >> Volume 6

Issue 01

16-31 january 2017

What's Inside: Property

Land prices are still on the move!

page P2/22 Legal Advice

House Registration Book

page P5/25 Business News

‘Still open to all our fans’ as Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London embarks on renovation

page P6/26 Business News

Hilton signs agreement with BRG Group to manage 610-room dualbranded hotel in Vietnam

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Classifieds See us online at http:// pattayatoday.net/ business-directory

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Magna Carta completes the one-stop shop From their base on Pattaya's South Road, Magna Carta law offices have long dominated the skyline in that part of town. The title (The Great Charter) was shrewdly chosen and recalled the year 1215 when England's King John was forced in a baronial revolt to accept constitutional changes which some see as the bedrock of the British judicial system. Historians are welcome to dispute that generalization as John soon reneged on his reluctant promises, but the real point is that a revolutionary document actually received the royal seal over 800 years ago.

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he entire building, close to Third Road, has now been transformed by a major refurbishment which heralds a new beginning in the company's successful past and the promise of many new business ventures to come. The entire six floors of the building have been thoroughly overhauled to achieve maximum usage of the available space. Thus the ground floor now has a larger reception area with 144 safety boxes and LED advertising. The real point there is that the public is guaranteed absolute safety and security on a permanent basis. The second floor

now contains private rooms where clients can discuss their legal requirements with lawyers and experts. The service is very comprehensive covering all aspects of Thai criminal and civil law as well as real estate transactions and valuations and a full accounting and auditing facility for businesses. The third floor covers Magna Carta's legal and accountancy department, whilst the fourth and fifth floors are an i-Business Center with office spaces and co-working areas which will soon be available to rent. The i-Business Centre is the service provider of office space or Continued on page 4/24


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Volume 6

Issue 01

16-31 january 2017

Property

Land prices are still on the move! This particular subject of the Eastern Seaboard’s land prices goes all the way back to April 2006 when I wrote: Pattaya’s land prices are no longer ‘Dirt Cheap’! That was more than 10 years ago, after land prices had already gone up considerably in preceding years. Ma n y l o c a l a n d f o re i g n speculators at that time were banking on land prices becoming even more expensive—with land prices poised to continue rising during 2007 as well. Little did they know that the world economic crisis was just around the corner; one would have thought that was the end of Thailand’s ‘Dream Run’ on escalating land prices. But did we see land prices go down? No! Did we see land prices level out? No! In fact, land prices haven’t missed a beat for almost 15 years and all indications are that prices will continue going up! We h a v e s e e n h o u s i n g development go up and down and go east and now south. We have seen the condo market go from large luxury sizes to very small units and from blazing hot sales to oversupply. We have seen the hospitality sector first going through a phase of serviced apartments and then into a full-blown hotel and resort boom. We have seen buyers plunking down the British pound (from 2003 to 2008), and then it was the Thai baht, and the Russian ruble, and now we are seeing cash-ready mainland Chinese with lots of yuan to invest in residential properties and hotels/resorts. This great rise in foreign investment and vacant land pricing over the past 15 years has occurred in spite of civil disturbances, red shirts/ yellow shirts, SARS, terrorists in the south, massive flooding, military coup and even the tsunami! In fact, not even our recent new-construction condo dilemma has had any affect on the area’s land prices; they just keep going up! These major events have given way to an even more powerful influence: the strategic planning and financial support being made by the Thai government within the PattayaEastern Seaboard area’s industrial and tourism sector, which is teeming

with signs of progress. The modern Suvarnabhumi Airport--10 times the size of Don Muang airport--is only an hour or so from Pattaya, and it is one of the larger airports in the world. Suvarnabhumi, having been open more than 10 years, is a fabulous addition to an already thriving tourist business, and it is certain to continue bringing in larger and larger numbers of tourists and increased interest in the PattayaEastern Seaboard area. Now we also have the new U-Tapao International airport south of Pattaya which has already experienced phase one of its expansion, allowing it to service an even greater number of international travelers. Three Polo Clubs, the Cartoon Network Entertainment park, a huge, 100-rai water park at Silverlake and a queue is forming of the most respected international hotels poised to move in to grace our beachfronts-not to mention two mega highrise hotel-condominium complex developments scheduled to be built in Na Jomtien--are just a few of the many dynamic local endeavors that ensure a sound future for the Eastern Seaboard. Does the presence of these world-class accommodations, entertainment venues and tourist destinations affect real estate and land prices in the area? Absolutely! So, whether you are a home buyer considering a small plot on which to build your dream home, or a serious developer looking to purchase a large beachfront parcel for a luxury condominium or housing project… you might strongly consider buying now! In fact, I can tell you that there are more land investment funds and purchasers surveying the Eastern Seaboard now than at any time in the last 25 or more years. W h y n ow ? T h e m a s s e s worldwide--including Thailand--do not have nearly as much disposable income as they had during past years, but don’t be naïve thinking that money has disappeared. It certainly has not. No, all that disposable income has been transferred into the hands of the financial elite; that is just as true here in Thailand as it is in the

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

rest of the world. Assuming you had received this abundance of new wealth (cash money) in today’s financial scenario, would you put your money in the bank? Absolutely not! Voila! Land is looking more and more attractive and the numbers of sales and potential buyers are incredible right now. Looking back just a few years in and around the greater Pattaya area will help you understand how land prices have arrived at this point… and just where they are heading. Today in the Jomtien Beach area, there are a couple 10 to 20 rai land parcels on Jomtien Beach Road priced for sale at 70 to 80 million baht a rai, with a couple small (less than a rai) parcels in the busiest part of north Jomtien Beach’s Soi 1 and 2 beachfront area selling at prices based upon a 100 million baht a rai. Back in 2011, a 19-rai parcel directly on Jomtien Beach Road sold for about 25 million baht per rai—more than double the original 2006 purchase price; we are already seeing much higher asking prices (tripled!) because, quite frankly, we are running out of beachfront land parcels! The owner of a spectacular central Jomtien Beachfront 23-rai parcel very recently would not budge from their minimum ‘best price’ 60 million baht per rai and, in fact, ended negotiations with rumors that their bottom-line price had gone up once again. Going south from Pattaya along the sea and in the interior such as Huay Yai and Na Jomtien is where so much development has begun. Several luxury housing developments featuring beachfront homes where prices in the past have fetched as high as 128 million baht (Baan Talay Thewa) for a luxury home on one rai of beachfront land. That’s more than US $3 million! As a result of developments like this, there is purchasing and building activity all the way down to the Bangsaray Beach area and up into the Bangsarey Hills. In fact, Bangsarey Beach will soon see completion of its very first luxury high-rise condominium. Land parcel prices have risen in the Na Jomtien-Bangsaray Beach

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

area and at a very good rate of increase as well, with very few beachfront land plots still available. Two Na Jomtien Beachfront land parcels, 66 and 60 rai each, from the beach to Sukhumvit Highway reached the market in the range of 35 to 37 million baht per rai just 15 months ago; they now are listed at 40 and 42 million baht per rai. Believe it or not, virtually all of the beachfront land in Na Jomtien and Bangsarey was listed at 7 to 8 million baht per rai less than 15 years ago and nobody was buying! It wasn’t until about 2003 that land prices in that area started their steady upward climb. These large beachfront parcels are definitely on the move and selling now, with a 59-rai beachfront to Sukhumvit Highway land parcel having sold next to Ambassador City, and a massive 149-rai land parcel with 80 meters on the Bangsarey beachfront to Sukhumvit having just sold within the past 24 months. Another outstanding area to watch very closely is just east of Bangsaray Beach, the Buraran Hills and on to Buddha Mountain and the Silver Lake Vineyards and Winery which are leading the way to unprecedented growth. Gorgeous sea-view properties in

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

the Bangsarey Hills area that were selling as low as 250,000 baht per rai around 1997 started their rise to about 350,000 baht in 2003, to 600,000 baht in 2004, and by April 2006 as high as 1 to 1.5 million baht, and in 2011 for about 2 to 2.5 million baht a rai--doubling or tripling every couple of years. Prices are even higher today; one-rai plots now sell in the Bangsarey Hills and Silverlake areas for around 3 to 6 million baht, depending on the number of rai in the parcel. Yes, land prices in Pattaya and surrounding areas have not stopped climbing for a single minute with the Na Jomtien, Bangsarey, Buraran Hills and Silverlake areas being the current great success stories on the Eastern Seaboard. They are definitely areas to keep an eye on before prices just go out of sight. In spite of everything from natural disasters to political upheavals, the Pattaya-Eastern Seaboard area is enjoying unprecedented increases in land prices, and everything points to continued robust interest from abroad, making foreign investment in vacant land extremely attractive. Yes, land prices are definitely ‘On the Move’ and Pattaya’s land prices are no longer ‘Dirt Cheap’! Now that’s an investment you can bet on!

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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Business Feature Continued from page 1/21

Magna Carta completes the one-stop shop co-working space with professional assistance for all aspects of running a business. The sixth floor is now an impressive conference room with a seating capacity for around 26 people. Incidentally, the lift was recently completed and is now fully operational. Magna Carta was founded on December 17, 2003 by Chalermwat Wimuktayon, known as Pico, who has a wide number of roles in addition to being the chief executive officer of the company. He is litigation adviser to the acting mayor of Pattaya City, chairman of the Pattaya Lawyers' Council, Region 2 committee councilor of the Lawyers Council of Thailand and a committee member of the Chonburi Immigration Bureau. The current Magna Carta team consists of 34 lawyers, 10 accountants and foreigners to oversee and assist the growing foreign clientele. The underlying principle behind all the changes at Magna Carta is to complete the long-established move to a one-stop-shop for a very wide public. This is particularly true of the financial consultancy service which adds even greater value to the legal and accounting framework. The creation of the construction and property management division, covering condominiums projects, aims to secure a completely safe environment and financial framework for all aspects of property purchase, management, leasing and selling. Another important aspect is the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which officially began just over 12 months ago. This massive free trade zone across Southeast Asia has yet to find its full potential as some members, for example Laos and Cambodia, are not as highly developed economically as the other members. Thailand is well placed, because of its pivotal geographical position, to play a major role in the unfolding of the AEC. Magna Carta, with its network of legal contacts across the region as well as the expertise of its own company professionals, is in a first-class position to offer a one-stop-shop in the AEC context for both individual and corporate clients. Magna Carta has also established 313 Training Studio, located in Nongprue Soi 1, off Siam Country Club, which combines sauna, spa, fitness, health massage, martial arts and Muay Thai training facilities all in one place. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the facility is already proving to be very popular amongst the various catchment groups. In particular the Smile Sauna offers Finnish sauna and Turkish steam rooms as well as a covered swimming pool and

both hot and cold plunges. The White Lotus division offers fitness, martial arts and Muay Thai training

programs covering all levels from beginners to advanced. All these developments, which

are unique collectively on the Eastern Seaboard at the present time, mean that Magna Carta is now a one-stop-shop in the true sense of the word. The company caters for

everyone seeking a professional and conscientious input across a wide range of disciplines. Magna Carta may have a medieval name but it means the future of Pattaya.


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Legal Advice L E G A L A DV I C E House Registration Book

by Magna Carta Law Office

What is a House Registration Book? House Registration Book or Tabien Bahn is an official document issued by the Local Municipality or District Office to Thai nationals as well as foreigners owning a residential property in Thailand, as a proof of a person’s permanent legal address and voting district. There are two types of Tabien Bahn: r Blue (Thor.Ror.14) issued to Thai nationals r Yellow (Thor.Ror.13) issued to foreigners who meet specific criteria Does Tabien Bahn confirm who owns the property? The Tabien Bahn may or may not bear the name of the real owner of the house. This document only shows the house number and details of all the people living in a specific property

Can a Tabien Bahn be used as mortgage collateral? No, only title deeds can be used as mortgage collateral. Tabien Bahn can simply be used as a proof of address of the person in official registration procedures. What if a person owns more than one property in Thailand? Although a person can own more than one house or condo unit in Thailand, each with a different Tabien Bahn, he or she can have only one principal residence, the Tabien Bahn for which is the only one in which he or she is allowed to have his or her name registered. Can a Tabien Bahn be issued without the house owner’s name on it? Yes, a Tabien Bahn can be issued without the house owner’s name on it.

Will I be bound to fulfill any legal obligations if my name is registered in a Tabien Bahn? If registered in the Tabien Bahn as the owner, you have to fulfill the following legal obligations: Birth Notifications – when there is a birth that took place in the house, either of the parents or you must inform the local registrar within 15 days. Death Notifications – when somebody dies in the house, you must inform the district office or the police within 24 hours. Moving Notification – when someone moves in or out of the house, you must inform the district office within 15 days. House Number Application – when you plan to demolish an existing house, you must inform the district office and apply for a demolition permit. A construction permit must also be applied for before you can build a new structure. You then must request a new house number from the district office within 15 days after the construction has been completed. Can a minor be registered in a Tabien Bahn? A minor can be registered in the Tabien Baan as long as a Thai parent or a Thai guardian is registered along with him or her.

and is not valid as a proof of real estate ownership. It only proves that the property has a registered address in Thailand. Ownership of property is verified by its title deed or Chanote. What is the difference between the House Registration Book for a condominium and that for a house? The House Registration Book for a condominium unit is the same as that for house and so is the application procedure. The only difference is that the type of housing is specified in the former as “Condominium”.

You have the right to change, register another person’s name into it or leave it blank. However, in the event that you need to sell the property and there is no name registered in the Tabien Bahn, you have to pay 3.3 percent business tax on the higher of the selling price and the assessed value unless the property is owned by a private person (not a company) for over five years, in which case you only need to pay 0.5 percent stamp duty and withholding tax, if any. Business tax will not have to be paid as well in cases where the owner’s name appears in the Tabien Bahn for over one year.

What if my Tabien Bahn is lost, can I reapply for a new one? Yes, you just need to apply to the district office and they will issue a new Tabien Bahn for a minimal fee. You can either go to police station to secure a police report for lost Tabien Bahn to be submitted to the district office or go directly to the district office. How do I move my name out from my current Tabien Bahn to register to a new Tabien Bahn? The easiest way to have your name transferred out of your current Tabien Bahn to a new Tabien Bahn is to have both done at the district office that has jurisdiction over the house or condo unit you are moving into. This can be done within a day because all the district offices have online connection.

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 Mango Tree group launches new Thai-inspired dining concept in Hong Kong

Mango Tree Worldwide, in partnership with local restaurant operator 1957 & Co. (hospitality) Ltd., has launched its first, muchanticipated Mango Tree Café in Hong Kong inside Cityplaza in Taikoo Shing, one of the largest malls in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island. The smart Thai-styled café was designed by award-winning Hong Kong architect and interior designer, Steve Leung, who also designed all the existing Mango Tree outlets in Hong Kong and China. The Cityplaza outlet is on the third floor of the mall and offers a minimalist contemporary feel with Thai elements infused through a generous use of natural materials such as wood and bamboo, plus hand-painted walls featuring rainforest scenes. The 3,500 sq ft semi-open dining space offers seating for up to 140 diners with a welcoming ambiance and a warm, friendly service culture. “Following the success of our other Hong Kong restaurants, we are very excited to launch this dynamic new café concept in a new part of Hong Kong for Mango Tree,” said Trevor MacKenzie, managing director, Coca and Mango Tree

Group Worldwide. “Taikoo Shing is a vibrant neighborhood with a strong mix of commercial and residential venues. Mango Tree Café will cater mainly to office and business clientele during the week, but we’re also aiming for a strong local following at weekends, attracting a new generation of diners and their families.” Catering to the eclectic range of tastes and expectations in its vibrant city location, the menu at Mango Tree Café Cityplaza has been carefully researched and crafted to offer a wide choice of dishes. The restaurant’s Thai executive chef, Anunte Sae-ung, has more than 30 years of experience, including positions at the Shanghai-La Hotel in Bangkok and renowned restaurant Apichat Lad Phrao, located inside a converted airplane. Beyond Thai borders he has also introduced his inspired Thai cuisine to the kitchens of several 5-star hotels and upscale restaurants, including The Furama Hotel and Macau Jockey Club. At Mango Tree Café in Taikoo Shing, chef Anunte’s enticing options include everything from classic Thai favourites like Spicy Green Papaya Salad to a signature

Yellow Curry with Crab and River Prawn, as well as more creative indulgences such as Deep-Fried Tom Yum Chicken Wings, Baked Pork Chop Rice in Thai-style, and even a Pad Thai Pizza. The dessert selection is equally broad-reaching and includes Coco Jello, Choco Rocky Road, Mango Sticky Rice and Pandan Crème Brulée. “For Mango Tree Café we have created a product to match the varied tastes of customers who dine at shopping mall locations, particularly in Hong Kong and China. This approach fits well with our strategy to tier the Mango Tree brand and reach a much wider audience for our unique style of food,” added MacKenzie. In keeping with this inclusive philosophy, the dishes at Mango Tree Café Hong Kong are affordably priced, with lunch ranging from HK$80 – HK$120 per person and dinner from HK$150 – HK$200 per person. Extending the urban appeal even further, diners at the new outlet are automatically entitled to 3 hours free parking at Cityplaza Car Park, or 5 hours free parking at Sing Fai Terrace Car Park with electronic spending over HK$350.

Grant Thornton reports record Thailand revenue grows by 20 percent Grant Thornton announced a record total combined global revenue of US$4.8 billion, with workforce growth of 11 percent or 47,000 people for the financial year ended September 30 2016. “All credit goes to our 47,000 people in 130 countries for all that we have accomplished in the past year,” said Ed Nusbaum, global CEO of Grant Thornton International Ltd. “We have created a solid platform for growth, placing both our people and our clients at the heart of our global strategy, allowing us to build on our quality and focus on our foundations to create sustainable growth for the future.” The APAC region grew by 27 percent, while Grant Thornton in Thailand continued to experience

strong growth through its focus on dynamic and high-growth companies and delivering an exceptional ‘Grant Thornton experience’ for both its people and its clients. Ian Pascoe, managing partner at Grant Thornton in Thailand said, “This is the fifth year in a row we have experienced growth of 20 percent or more. We are proud of this impressive achievement. The main factor guiding our success is our exceptional and dedicated employees working across the firm to provide holistic solutions for our clients. We give our staff greater autonomy – the freedom and flexibility to do the right thing for our clients. Our experienced team build great relationships – internally and externally – and develop and

master deep skills and capabilities in their chosen specialties. Our transformational leadership creates an experience that is empowering for our people. This enhances motivation and keeps them absolutely focused on delivering an exceptional experience to our clients.” “To maintain this growth and to go from strength to strength, we will continue our commitment to delivering on our promise of providing the best Grant Thornton experience for our people and our clients. Our mission remains the same: to be the leading adviser to dynamic organisations and to unlock the potential for growth in our people, our clients and in our communities.”

‘Still open to all our fans’ as Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London embarks on renovation

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has embarked on a comprehensive multimillion-pound restoration of its European flagship Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, designed to confirm this historic hotel’s position as one of the best in the world.The hotel remains open throughout the renovation which will be completed in Spring 2018. Internationally renowned designer Joyce Wang has been commissioned to oversee the overall design concept, and has taken her inspiration from the hotel’s royal heritage and peaceful park side location, as well as the glamour of

revitalised. In keeping with the recently installed contemporary pool and fitness area, Adam D. Tihany has been appointed to oversee the design of the next-generation Spa at Mandarin Oriental, London which will be significantly expanded to include couples’ facilities and an exclusive Mandarin Oriental Spa Studio concept, offering powerful and effective express beauty and grooming treatments for both men and women. The hotel’s award-winning restaurants and bars, together with the Ballroom and meeting

the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel. Already a familiar name for Mandarin Oriental, Joyce Wang oversaw the recent renovation of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. All 181 rooms and suites will be more luxurious and comfortable than ever before, encompassing details inspired by the building’s Edwardian heritage and the natural beauty of Hyde Park. Art deco inspired features including carefully curated artworks and customdesigned furniture, will result in a warm and inviting environment. In addition, two new luxurious penthouse suites will be created, with private terraces and extensive park views. The hotel’s entrance, main lobby and reception areas will be reconfigured and redesigned to maximise natural daylight, and the building’s iconic façade will be

facilities and will undergo a soft refurbishment. “Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is one of the city’s most legendary hotels with an unparalleled location. We are known for our royal history and we are the only hotel overlooking Hyde Park with a view of the Royal Horse Guards passing daily. We are delighted to embark on this comprehensive renovation, which will result in superior facilities for all of our guests, and further enhance our reputation as one of the best hotels in the world,” said Gérard Sintès, general manager of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. “We would also like to reassure our loyal guests that the hotel remains open for business, and that everything possible will be done to minimise disruption and noise during this period of renovation,” he added.


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Business News Hilton signs agreement with BRG Group to manage 610-room dual-branded hotel in Vietnam Hilton announced the signing of a management agreement with Victory Hotel Joint Stock Company, which is part of the BRG Group, for a 610-room dual-branded hotel. Nguyen Thi Nga, chairman of BRG Group and William Costley, vice president of Operations, South East Asia & India, Hilton at the signing ceremony of Hilton Hanoi West Lake and DoubleTree by Hilton Hanoi West Lake Owned by BRG Group, and to be managed by Hilton, the dualbranded property will feature Hilton Hanoi West Lake, with 240 rooms and suites, as well as 50 serviced residences and DoubleTree by Hilton Hanoi West Lake, with 320 rooms and suites. Both Hilton Hanoi West Lake and DoubleTree by Hilton Hanoi West Lake are scheduled to open in 2020 and are located on Hanoi's

iconic West Lake, on the fringe of the Central Business District. Together, they will also offer a total of 2,993 square meters of meeting space. "We are pleased to mark DoubleTree by Hilton's entry into Hanoi," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "DoubleTree by Hilton offers a strong value proposition to Hanoi's MICE market, business and leisure travelers who appreciate contemporary accommodations, full-service facilities, and our unique approach to service, which focuses on CARE -- Creating a Rewarding Experience -- for our guests." "DoubleTree by Hilton Hanoi West Lake and Hilton Hanoi West Lake offer complementary accommodation options that enable Hilton to broaden its reach and deliver exceptional experiences to a

wider spectrum of segments," said Sean Wooden, vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton. "In addition to catering to shortstay guests, we will be able to cater to long-stay guests with Hilton Hanoi West Lake's serviced residences. At the same time, the combined 610room inventory makes us the top choice for large groups and major events." This dual-brand hotel is Hilton's third project with BRG Group in Hanoi, which has business interests in banking, goods production and trading, golf course development and operation, and real estate development. BRG Group owns Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi. "Building on our successful alliance with BRG Group and its affiliates, we are strengthening our presence in Vietnam, particularly

in Hanoi," said Guy Philips, senior vice president, development -- Asia & Australasia, Hilton. "We are committed to delivering exceptional returns to our owners and look forward to working with BRG Group on even more projects across the country." Nguyen Thi Nga, Chairman of BRG Group, said, "We made the decision to partner with a leading global hospitality company and have never looked back. Following the success of Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, we know that our new dual-branded hotel project is in great hands. We are confident that the Hilton team will continue to exceed our

expectations." With the signing of this latest partnership with BRG Group, Hilton will now have six hotels in the pipeline across Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. As part of the Hilton portfolio, Hilton Hanoi West Lake and DoubleTree by Hilton Hanoi West Lake will participate in Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 13 distinct hotel brands. Hilton HHonors Members always get an exclusive member rate, along with HHonors Points, free standard WiFi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.

as the mechanical and engineering contractor,” added Boottho. “Working alongside the team from Sangfah Construction and

Engineering, we are confident these proven construction experts will complete the project to the highest possible standard.”

Montazure announces main contractor for Twinpalms Residences Phuket Following the successful completion of the core foundation work on the Twinpalms Residences Montazure project by specialists SEAFCO Plc, the executive director of MontAzure, Setthaphol Boottho, has announced that the main contractor for the project is Sangfah Construction and Engineering Co., Ltd, a multi-faceted Thai construction firm with registered capital exceeding 500 million baht. "We are delighted to be working with such a distinguished and established industry name as Sangfah Construction and Engineering on this project. Their experience and track record will ensure that we maintain the highest level of quality required for such a significant residential resort development," said

Setthaphol. With a team of 20 plus key experts and 400 labourers assigned to the project, Sangfah Construction is more than well equipped to manage and execute a broad range of construction services, as required to create a world class condominium development. The company has worked with some of the biggest developers in Thailand and been engaged on a number of high-profile projects in Bangkok, including Magnolias Rachadamri Boulevard, Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok, Maenam Residences Condominium and the G Land Rama 9 Super Tower, which upon completion will be the third tallest building in Southeast Asia. “Our portfolio of premium

residential developments speaks for itself and we are pleased to have an opportunity to extend our reach to Phuket, especially working with prestigious partners such as those behind MontAzure and on such a significant new development for the island,” said Dr. Cherdsak Ampormsuksakul, managing director, Sangfah Construction and Engineering. Sangfah began mobilizing its team in December and has set a target for completion of the basement works in order to begin construction of the superstructure at Twinpalms Residences MontAzure by the end of Q1, 2017. "To further enhance the quality of Twinpalms Residences MontAzure, we have also engaged MATA Co., Ltd

Bangkok Airways deploys GlobalLink technology to launch new multilingual website Translations.com, a division of TransPerfect, the world's largest privately held provider of language services and translation-related technologies, today announced an engagement with major Thai air carrier Bangkok Airways. Translations.com will support the launch and ongoing maintenance of the airline's booking site in Simplified Chinese with more language sites pending release in 2017. To further establish its growing presence in Asia, Bangkok Airways launched its Simplified Chinese booking site using TransPerfect's GlobalLink OneLink; a proxybased website localization solution that automates many of the

manual tasks associated with the translation of global content. With more languages to come, OneLink will simplify the ongoing maintenance of www.bangkokair. com by automatically routing new content to TransPerfect's production department for translation and placing the translated content back on the localized site. According to Prote Setsuwan, vice president of Marketing at Bangkok Airways, "OneLink has helped us to kick-start our global expansion in a manner which is both cost-effective and low maintenance from an internal resources perspective. I am confident our newly localized sites will be key to

increasing our market share. " "Bangkok Airways has a clear vision for international expansion, and fully embraces the benefits of establishing their presence in Asia," added TransPerfect Co-CEO Liz Elting . "We are excited to be their partner of choice to help meet the needs of their growing passenger base." Phil Shawe , co-CEO of TransPerfect commented, "We are pleased to be able to partner with a respected airline like Bangkok Airways. As they begin their globalization journey, we look forward to providing support for their efforts to reach new customers abroad."

Anantara Vacation Club appoints Maurizio Bisicky as chief commercial officer Anantara Vacation Club, Asia's leading luxury shared ownership concept for discerning travellers, announced that Maurizio Bisicky, formerly senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, has been appointed to the role of chief commercial officer. His scope includes Sales and Marketing, overseeing the club services and resort operations teams and developing the Human Resources division, with a key focus on attracting top talent. Since joining the company in May, Maurizio has helped drive leads across all of its sales and marketing centres and has increased the total number of Anantara Vacation Club Points Owners by 13 percent in 2016’s last two quarters. He oversaw the opening of a new club resort in

Chiang Mai in October 2016 and has enabled Anantara Vacation Club to partner with a number of industry leaders in the banking, hospitality and aviation sectors through his strategic and innovative initiatives.


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(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 S TA R S R E S O RT ( n e a r 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

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complex consists of kitchen, large bar and restaurant plus security room with CCTV and cameras. First floor comprises 2 luxury owners apartments and a newly refurbished 60.sq m. room for use as a private sauna, Jacuzzi or massage facility. Land total 2200 sq m. and total built space 1600 sq m. 15 km to Pattaya and 10 km to Bang Saray plus 7 golf courses within 20 mins. Available freehold direct from the owner. Sports Club Expansion. Necessitates slashing price by 20%. Now 14.5 Million plus transfer costs or leasehold at 1.8 million baht ingoing and agreed monthly rental plus legal costs. Call 084 867 7299 Private club/meeting point for rent. 2,000 sq m garden bar/ restaurant, road access, parking for 200 motorbikes or 25 cars as a club, pool, darts including 4 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 (ptmbo-sn1315)Ice cream shop with external seating for customers at a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with

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

air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required. 50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304 (ptmbo-sn1115)Resort for Sale. A beautiful resort set in over 2 Rai of land in a tranquil area of Pattaya, but within 20 minutes drive of the town centre. The resort comprises of 9 (nine) chalets, a swimming pool, a large clubhouse/bar/restaurant with full kitchen facilities and seating for over 100 customers + 2 staff rooms. The land is leasehold with 11 years still remaining. The lease has been registered in a company name at the land office. The land rent is paid annually and is fixed for the full term of the lease at an exceptional rate. There is room for expansion and building permits can be obtained to build a further 9 chalets. This is a rare business opportunity and viewing is highly recommended. The business comes with a limited company. Sale Price: THB 7.80 million. Owner Finance Available. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@gmail.com.

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(ptmsp-d1216)Hotel/ Restaurant Nightmare? English expat with over 30 years Asian hospitality experience will consult or manage your property, short or long term. Tel. David 088 044 3232. 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 038373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation C o m p a n y. Ne 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

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Houses for Sale

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

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net | Fax: (038) 076063 Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 1 1 1 T LW / 2 8 9 Sq m . Fo r 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. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa w i t h Ve r y Ni c e Mo d e rn Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Se l l i n g Pr i c e 7 . 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-

2915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4465) Great Home in the ver y popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 Pr i c e 5 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1154) Un i q u e a n d Sp a c i o u s Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6004) (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


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(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 Siam Countr y Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier

Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5614) B e a u t i f u l Mo d e rn St y l e Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR1601) Very Impressive Nagawari Ho m e f o r R e n t ! R e n t a l 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-

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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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

Condos for Sale

(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)

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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) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real 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 Pr a t a m n a k Hi l l C o n d o ! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3478)


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Condos for Sale

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

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Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) St u n n i n g a n d Go r g e o u s Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

(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 42,000227,500 Baht/Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3114)

Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1866)

Land for Sale

(ptmlfs-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 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) 231931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0711)

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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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Land for Sale

Pr a t a m n a k B e a c h A re a ! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231931 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 1.95 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0983)

Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 39 Million for 31 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1010)

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Job Vacancies

We are general contractor in Thailand. We build many factory warehouse logistic show room office building such as GM factory. We need to find the candidate for develop and find new customer. Job Description: Conducting continuous market research for finding potential customers, Achieving the yearly sales targets, Motivating team to reach sales targets, Planning sales strategies to drive sales volume, Providing weekly activity reports to the management. Qualifications: European national, male or female, aged 40-60 years old. Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineer, Architecture or any related fields. At least 4 years of working experience in managing a sales team. Experience in value-added selling techniques. Computer proficiency. advancemag@ gmail.com 081 910 9158 HIRING: MARKETING STAFF. We are looking for a person interested to join our team and be part of the most successful developer in town,

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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). 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

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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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 Forza 300 ABS. HONDA FORZA 300 ABS - 2013 model / Pattaya. It has 6,015 Kms on the clock. In the perfect condition. It’s a wonderful red color. Registered 03/07/2013. Tyres are good condition. It has covered parking garage. Never been in

an accident or fall down. All parts are original, no changing part. All the electronics, engine and main components in perfect condition, nothing wrong with this motorcycle. Green book on my name, maintenance (service) book, member and user manual book on my hand, ready for sale. Tax and insurance is paid till 03 / 07 / 2017. Come try it out and see for yourself, you won’t be disappointed! You are welcome to test drive at any day and time. (Pattaya - Khaotalo - Soi 4). PRICE : 128,000 Baht. If you have any questions please call me: 096 962 8977 / English

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Youth Focus Preparing cosmopolitan students for the knowledge age by Gregg Sangster It seems that Trilling and Hood's 2001 prediction of a knowledge age may well be becoming a reality. Worldwide, countries are developing and urbanising rapidly, and as this phenomenon accelerates and spreads, the true money and power resources within a country move from agriculture, to industry, to knowledge and business intellect. Multinational companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Nike and McDonalds to name but a few, regularly post record breaking revenue figures, and are constantly expanding into new markets. These companies need to understand the different markets they are entering into, and the different needs and cultural differences they may encounter, while retaining their fundamental money-making business models. Such companies, as they grow in size and number, require an ever greater need for knowledgeable, cosmopolitan employees to help them retain their market dominance and expand into the future. The so called "third culture kids" would seem to be the ideal candidates for such companies. Cosmopolitan students would need to not only be mindful of the issues affecting the world, and the many different cultures within it, but also feel at home in the world, wherever they may be. The significance of both cosmopolitanism in students, and their ability to adapt from a school environment to a business environment will be of growing importance

to the future of the world, primarily economically and ecologically going forwards. The importance of advancing technology and access to IT resources will need to be considered, as well as an ethos of advancing the country's economy through the curriculum. Incorporating Skype sessions, business studies and work experience placements into the curriculum would all be steps in the right direction to transforming the existing practices. A lot of traditional beliefs and deeply entrenched methods will have to be overcome, but the possible benefits to students and the country's economy are huge. In 1965 Singapore's education system was classed as similar to that of many poor African countries. Over the next 40 years, the government completely overhauled the education system, installing a rigorous curriculum focused on academic achievement and the values suggested in this

article. By 1995 Singapore's education system was ranked among the best in the world. On the 6th of December 2016, Singapore was ranked as having the highest achieving students in the world in the influential Pisa international education rankings and it was noted that other countries were not catching up; Singapore was getting further ahead. If students are going to be successful leaders of some of the world's largest multinational companies, they need to be educated thoroughly regarding different cultures and attitudes and be kept up to date with world issues such as conservation and climate change. Ensuring our students have a love for the world, for learning from different cultures and experiences, should also instil a moral obligation in them to be aware of the need to protect the world and those in it. Gregg Sangster is a teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

Empowering young generation with technology

Delta Electronics (Thailand) Public Company Limited President, Hsieh Chen-yen, presided over the opening of Delta Industrial Automation (IA) Training Program. He welcomed 75 students from Kasetsart University’s Faculty of Engineering. The event was held at Delta Electronics' headquarters at Bang Poo Industrial Estate in Samutprakarn. The training aims to enhance university students’ capabilities towards updated IA technology and to develop progress of engineering studies with more implementations as well as to inspire new innovation for sustainable life, society and economy.

Time Management Tips for Students

by Rachel Campbell 1) What do you have to do? The first stage of improving your time management is to list absolutely everything that you have to do. This may sound obvious, but speaking from experience, most students tend to leave important tasks until the last minute, which can impact the quality of their work and their overall grade. Include any university deadlines as well as any shifts you work on the list, and make a note of how much time each priority will take out of your schedule. 2) Create a life schedule Whether it’s a pin-up planner, a timetable or a calendar on your phone, find an organizing tool that works well for you and add your list of priorities to it. Also, think about when you are most alert, so that you can plan your study periods around these times. Find time for socializing, but also make sure that you get enough sleep. Most people need seven to eight hours sleep every night to remain focused and alert during study periods. 3) Be flexible but realistic Typically, allow around eight to 10 hours a day for working, studying, socializing and anything else practical you need to do. As a full-time student, you’re expected to dedicate 35 hours a week to university studies, including the time you spend in seminars and lectures. If you only spend 15 hours a week attending tutor-led learning, you should use the extra 20 hours for independent study. It’s also important to remember that things often take longer than expected. So, allow a little extra time in case you spend longer on a task than you thought you would. 4) Allow time for planning to avoid repetition Taking the time to research, plan and think about your work is crucial for good time management. Allow yourself the time to process new information and plan how you are going to use it, as this can help you to avoid having to re-read and repeat any research. One way of effectively planning before researching is to make a list of everything you

want to find out, so that you can make notes below each subheading as you go. 5) Avoid procrastination and distraction One way to avoid procrastination is to think about the different places you have been when studying – where were you the most focused? Where were you most distracted? Remember, what works for one person might not necessarily work for you. For some, studying with friends can limit their productivity. But for others, studying in groups can help to increase motivation and avoid procrastination. 6) Exercise to clear your head in between study sessions Believe it or not, exercise works in the same way sleep does. It can focus your state of mind, helping you to clear your head in between study sessions. If you’re new to exercise, aim to fit in a 10-minute run here and there, steadily increasing the amount you do as you go on. 7) Has your organization been effective? Constantly reviewing and reassessing your schedule can help you to recognize whether you need to make any changes in order to help you complete any university tasks and also have time to relax and spend time with friends and family.


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This & That

There is no face of death until your own Each man creates his own hell

Masque of the Red Death, directed by Roger Corman in 1964, is likely the best of American International’s adaptations of the short tales of Edgar Allan Poe. The movie centers around an Italian prince of the high middle ages, Prince Prospero played superbly by Vincent Price, who invites fellow noblemen to his castle for fun and games whilst they ride out the deadly plague menacing the countryside.

The guests are subjected to Prospero’s cruel and demeaning entertainment, but matters get out of hand when a red-hooded character appears in the castle moving from room to room. Devil worshipper Prospero assumes this is his master Satan but, no, it is Death. The Grim Reaper has come to claim his own. In a macabre and memorable dance of death, all die including the astonished Prospero who had assumed he would escape the universal fate.

Some critics see the movie as an allegory about the inevitability of death. Maybe. But fans of Poe’s work and Gothic horror will be well pleased with this effort. The visuals are utterly fantastic, with the colour red ever present and dominant and the atmosphere nicely spooky and gloomy as befits a medieval castle in the middle of a health crisis. Unlike many movie adaptations of Poe, Masque of the Red Death keeps fairly closed to the original storyline and writers Charles Beaumont and R. Wright Campbell successfully adapted the source material into the screenplay. As far as the horror goes, it’s more obvious and realistic than in the other Poe adaptations by Corman: obsession and debauchery in the person of Vincent Price are the order of the day. This is certainly one of his nastier roles. But the movie isn’t just about the inevitability of death, no matter how you twist

and turn. Subplots include the abduction and attempted corruption of Francesca, an innocent peasant girl who is abducted by Prospero, the revenge of the dwarf jester Hop Toad upon the brutish noble (Patrick Magee) who abused his beloved mistress and the downfall of Prospero’s consort Juliana in one of Corman’s most effective dream sequences. The film’s most effective moment is when Prince Prospero finally realizes that the mysterious guest in red is not “His Excellency” Satan but the Red Death itself. The figure declares that “Each man creates his own God for himself ... his own heaven, his own hell.” Prospero attempts to flee but is always confronted by his red-cloaked self. “Why should you be afraid to die? Your soul has been dead for a long

time.” Heady stuff all that. The last scene of the movie is a grim procession with Poe’s final words from the story itself: “And darkness and decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.” Masque of the Red Death was Roger Corman’s first film

made in England, produced there to avoid the tax laws. Although he got complete control over the movie, he cooperated well with the English crew and even granted them overtime to ensure the film was finished on time. Another point of use to the trivial pursuits fiend is that the Gothic metal band Theatre of Tragedy used quotes from the film in their 1996 song “And When He Falleth” featured on the album Velvet Darkness They Fear. In old age, Vincent Price confided that he had not particularly enjoyed making any horror film as the genre tended the typecast an actor. But he did reveal that he had enjoyed making Masque of the Red Death the most. And the one he liked least? That particular honour was reserved for Return of the Fly which has been buzzing around now for half a century and more.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

Marriage Advice For Women: Little Things You Can Do To Make Your Marriage Hotter Now! After a few years of marriage it’s common for couples to just get used to each other and start to take each other for granted. When this happens we often wish for our younger days when everything was new and exciting, and our partner was the sexiest thing we had ever laid eyes on. The truth of the matter is that nothing has really changed, and you are both still the same people you were those many years ago. You just need to do some little things to spice up the relationship a bit… 1. Flirt Like you Have Just Met Remember when you first met and how any touch, no matter how light, could send shivers up your spine. Every little laugh was a delight to your ears, and sparks flew when your legs met underneath the table, or your hands brushed against each other as you both reached for the salt shaker. It’s easy to recapture those times with a little bit of imagination. Start flirting with your partner like you did in the ‘good ‘ol days’. Don’t start a conversation about your day at the office, or moan on and on about how the in-laws are visiting next weekend. Try something a little lighter and more amusing. Ask your partner about their dreams, such as if they could quit work right now what would they do tomorrow? Parties are a great venue to try out your new-found flirting skills. Grab a couple of drinks and escape from the crowd for a bit of alone time. Surprise your partner by pretending this is the first time you have met. They may be slightly confused for a minute or two, but it’s fun to watch as they catch on. Once this moment has passed, the theme has been set for the rest of the night, and you will soon realize there is still a lot each of you can learn about each other. 2. Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone The familiar can soon become the mundane, so maybe it’s time to jump out of your comfort zone and try something that can really add the sizzle back into your relationship. You may already really enjoy your weekend morning routines, so you may be wondering why you would want to fix something that isn’t broken. The fact is we need a little shake-up every now and then to keep ourselves interested. A published study has shown that couples who occasionally enjoy any activity that is highly exciting but moderately pleasant have a higher satisfaction rating in their marriage, than couples who regularly participate in activities that are highly pleasant, but only moderately exciting. The moral of the story is that at least once a month couples should think outside the box and do something

slightly less normal. Activities you could engage in are things like going to a music concert that you normally wouldn’t consider attending, rock climbing, or even a bit of wild river rafting to get the adrenaline going. It doesn’t have to be as extravagant as all of those because even visiting an as yet unvisited part of town can be an exciting event. Who knows, it may even prove to be a bit of an aphrodisiac to your love life. 3. Surprise Your Spouse What’s surprising for many long lasting marriages is that couples can still find each other attractive even while wearing scruffy looking clothes probably only fit for around the house. That’s what’s so wonderful about being around each other for so long, the comfort level you achieve in each others’ company. Of course, there is a fine line between being comfortable and just letting it all go. If you regularly show up to dinner all sweaty and stinky from the gym, or end up in bed with hairy legs, then you are guilty of the previous comment. No drastic changes are required, so don’t go making any hasty decisions and throwing out all of your comfortable house and gym clothes. Just a few tweaks to your regular routine are all that is required, and occasionally wow your partner with a few nice outfits at dinner time. Wear some lacy underwear, and put on a backless dress. For blokes, make sure you shave and wear a classier shirt than what you would normally wear at your favorite restaurant. What you are trying to show here is that you’re partner is still worth putting in an effort for. Rest assured, the rewards for such a small effort will be more than worth it, if you get my meaning. 4. Get Yourself In The Mood Even If You Don’t Feel Like It The usual weekday routine is a mad rush that we are more than likely barely conscious of. Breakfast is often a slice of toast jammed into our mouth as we rush out the door, and we share only the barest of civilities as we pass each other on the way to the bathroom. Plonking down in front of the TV is the usual follow through to this routine at the end of the work day.

If we barely have time for even the barest of niceties how are we going to find time for sex? Are you kidding me? Who has time for that sort of carry on during the week? We need to make time for this act however, as foregoing sex is one of the biggest contributing factors to a modern relationship failing. There’s even scientific evidence to support it. During intercourse and orgasms, oxytocin (or the “love hormone”) is released into our systems. This is the hormone that makes a couple feel truly bonded during sex. What’s also great about sex is that it’s addictive. The more you have, the more you want. So how do you find the time for this vital relationship saving activity? It’s simple really, just wake up a little earlier than usual so you have a little bit of extra time in which to get funky. At the other end of the day you could forget about desert – or to put it another way, have a special kind of desert that doesn’t pack on the calories. If you don’t mind the calories you can also give it a try with the ice-cream as well. We’re not talking about quickies here, but neither are we talking about grueling endurance sessions. They’re more of a little practice routine to increase your libido, ready for the all night marathon sessions you’re bound to be getting into when you have the time. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com.

by Professor Blunt

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(Jan23-Feb22)  Aquarius You were warned to show

restraint during the new year festivities and it was your fault entirely that you threw up several times at parties. In future, you should bear in mind that merriment does not get out of hand if you are sensible. Precautions in your case should include refusing all alcohol and declining to eat anything apart from dry bread or plain rice. You need not worry about sex as you are too ugly to get any worthwhile offers. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22) Don’t be tempted to reduce your tensions by going on a shopping spree in the middle of the night as 24-hour convenience stores are way above your price range. Remember to keep your thoughts a secret at all times because your disgusting sexual desires will cause you to lose friends at an alarming rate. Cold showers are useless in your case until you determine to throw away your dirty books. Aries (Mar23-Apr22) It’s laughable to regard you as a ram in view of the fact you are a complete disaster on the intimate front. It really is high time you paused before you make a move, for example when playing chess. I am sorry to say the stars hold nothing pleasant for you in 2012 and don’t worry about the consequences of ending it all. Nobody will miss you apart from the person blackmailing you. Taurus (Apr23-May22) You are very accident prone and a car crash cannot be ruled out during late January. Don’t be afraid to speak up although this won’t do you any good during the interrogation at the police station. Love is highlighted for the weekend but do not overspend your budget. In other words, set a clear budget when dealing with prostitutes of either sex. Gemini (May23-Jun22) For the rest of this month keep things simple which will be easy for you as you can barely count to 10 without an abacus. Try to get together with people like yourself to have a good time which won’t be easy until the clubs empty around three in the morning. If you want to be the life and soul of the party try a funeral procession or a doctor’s waiting room. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22) You have a very weird idea of progress. For example you think it’s an improvement if a cannibal in a primitive society learns how to use a knife and fork. Your skinflint nature will be the death of you, for example getting speedily off a baht bus at traffic lights and making a run for it without paying is bound to get you into serious trouble sooner or later.

by Madam Zyra

(Jul23-Aug22)  Leo the Lion roars tonight

Leo but, unfortunately for you, it will only be the start of an MGM movie on TV. The object of your sexual desire is close at hand but do be careful because anything you do, or try to do, will be recorded on your partner’s mobile phone. Follow through on your resolutions, such as washing under your arms and avoiding belching in the presence of your betters. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) No matter where you go, you will always be the same. Of course, it’s not easy being a cross-dresser when you are overweight and take Euro size 48 in shoes, but there is no point in fighting against the inner you. If you do decide to go for that breast implant operation, make sure you have enough money for both sides or one boob will not look like the other. This will lead to people laughing at you all the more. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) Now is an excellent time to talk about future plans with your mate or partner. However, the storms clouds are gathering as Jupiter crosses Pollux in the heavens so do be careful about irrevocable decisions. For example, avoid joint bank accounts like the plague or you could end up eating at street kitchens for the rest of your time in Sin City. Your lucky number is 67319 which happens to be your wall safe combination. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22) Spend more time with people who share your interests, although this won’t apply to you if your hobbies are solitary ones. You are due to face opposition in the not too distant future. Thus avoid anyone who wants to corner you or to take advantage of you, including men with a sock over their heads and carrying a knife in a dark street. Believe me, they do not have your best interests at heart. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) A sudden change at home will bring you some comfort. For example, the house may have burned down but at least your DVD collection was undamaged. Home improvements from now on in your new bungalow will pay a dividend. Thus if you buy another steel cabinet you will be able to store many more sheets of paper and a second vacuum cleaner could lead to a more hygienic residence. Capricorn (Dec 23-Jan22) Don’t let anyone bully you into doing something you don’t want to do. Follow your intuition and avoid any situation that feels perilous. If you are surrounded by a python in your bathroom then by all means call the emergency number at city hall but don’t check around with friends first or it may be too late. Some astrologists believe that Capricorns are very unintelligent but this could be just a rumour.


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Local Sports PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's Bunker Boys Golf

by Derek Brook

Pleasant Valley (Stableford) Not a bad run from BJ’s brought us to Pleasant Valley nice and early, and a leisurely change allowed us to breathe deeply before trotting down to the start in what can only be called ‘Gale Conditions’. Indeed, so strong was the wind that it was difficult to stand on the tee, and many golfers stated that it was the strongest wind they had ever played in. With an eight-group field of players we looked forward to a windy time. After this, most of the time the ball seemed to go where it wanted to. It is not too bad playing with the wind behind or even into it, but in a cross wind it is really hard to keep the ball straight, and balls in the water or in a bunker were fairly common. Sadly in the water was a shot lost, and lost ball, but in a bunker could be anything as the dogs run free and the bunkers are seemingly not raked. So a ball in a bunker can be in a paw hole, buried as the sand is soft, or simply in a hole that had not been raked. Sad indeed. The course was windswept as a whole but not in bad

Flight Winners

condition otherwise. This is a course that seems to be built on too little land and in the early days was not a good course to play, now however they have grown trees and although not enough to stop the wind still has helped make it a course that is playable and in fact at times a pleasure, especially when, as on this day, they had a special deal on green fee, caddy and cart. Windblown and tired we soon got back to the clubhouse to have a shower in cold water. Hot as we were it was actually not too bad, well so I tried to tell myself at the time. It certainly brings one back to life. Back at BJ’s it was soon time to get into the results. In the A flight, 0 to 22, the winner was John Davis with

40 points ahead of Tom Herrington with 37 points in second. In third was Tony Scamber 35 points and in fourth was Richard Kubicki with 34 points on countback over Landis Brooks. In the B flight the winner was Dave Cooper with 40 points ahead of a countback on 37 points that saw Karen Brown in second, Carol Kubicki in third and Torsten Bischoff in fourth. The front nine best score was Henry Wong and the back nine best score was Kenny Chung. Then as usual when the day is over we told the tall stories. T.T.F.N. Near Pin: Torsten Bischoff and Rob Brown (2) AVD Long Put: Don Carmody and Mick Coghlan

Brian and Top Cat tops at Treasure Hill! by Derek Brook

Treasure Hill – St Ready. Set. Golf! So another year and numerous contests start. If 2017 is half as good for the PSC Tropical golfers, it will be a good year indeed! Can we possibly have more fun than the previous year? Why not? This first Friday of the New Year saw the Tropical’s at one of our favorite courses – Treasure Hill. Twentynine players made it a good turnout, and BJ's Lodge was crowded and noisy with people getting their fill. We like playing at Treasure Hill, because... what's not to like? The layout is interesting, a bit on the hard side but not overwhelming, usually in decent condition, and good value. Playing off the yellow tees made the day challenging but fair, and quite a few white tee markers were in the forward position anyway. Even the weather was nice. Wow, habitual complainers had a hard time coming up with a negative comment. Is there a harder par than that alligator hole? Scores are usually in the “average” range for the winners, and such was the case today, since with

Treasure Hill - Stableford (yellow tees) A smaller than expected group of 17 players assembled at the M Club for the trip to Treasure Hill, a venue which is becoming almost a weekly event on the Bunker Boys calendar due to the quality of the course and the good deal on green fees. Today green fees were slightly higher due to it being a Thai holiday, but the upside was a much less crowded course and faster play. There was the usual delay on the second tee but that was the only delay. Rumor has it that Raleigh Gosney lost his favorite ball on the second due to

by Frank Quinlan

Brett had piped him at the post with a fine 40 points which included a exceptional par on the final hole where his approach from a downhill lie of over 200 yards found the back of the green, then the downhill putt ended up eight feet past the hole, but Mike was on form and nailed the return putt for the win. Back at the M club a roast pork dinner with apple or blueberry pie was served to the hungry horde. Results: 1st - Mike Brett (18) 40 points 2nd - Frank Quinlan (35) 39 points 3rd - Ken Elmore (23) 38 points Near pins: Keith Norman, Geoff Parker, Donny Walding, Neil Carter

Colin Greig two wins this week the amount of time he spent looking for it, only to be hurried along by his playing partners who convinced him to declare it lost and take a drop. Shot of the round went to Les Humphries who, having lost a drive into the rough, teed up a second time only to drive his next ball directly into a large drainage pipe. His caddie (being a little on the pumpui side) could not be convinced to attempt a retrieval effort. Near pins were shared with some names appearing with great regularity. Colin Greig continued his recent run of good form with a very respectable 40 points, five ahead of Ken (hole in one) Elmore and Stuart Tinkler a shot further back

Khao Kheow - Medal (white tees) Twentytwo golfers made their way to the beautiful Khao Kheow course, a favorite of many where the course is always in great shape, good play is rewarded and poor play is punished more severely than most other courses. Play commenced on time and proceeded at a steady pace throughout the front nine, however in the transition to the back nine a small window opened up and a Thai-five ball was put out in front of our lead group of three with the expected result of slow play. Whilst most people would recognise the need for courses to maximise revenue, course marshals need to be more mindful of the negative effect this has on

Results: 1st - Colin Greig (11) 40 points 2nd - Ken Elmore (23) 35 points 3rd - Stuart Trinkler (14) 34 points Near pins: Andy Brady, Geoff Parker, Jimmy Carr, Lewis Greig Crystal Bay - Stableford (white tees) C&B There was a good turnout for our visit to Crystal Bay, a regular favorite on our schedule. The course was in good condition and mention must be made of the attention to the bunkers which have had new sand, been trimmed and were generally up to the standard expected for a quality venue. Ken Elmore finished in the placings for the second time this week with a score two better than his handicap and can expect to lose a shot or two next week. Frank Quinlan thought he had finally won for the first time in a year only to find out that Mike

Flight Winners Brian Parish (L) and Tom Cotton (R) 29 golfers, only a couple hit handicap. Results: A-Flight (0-22): Brian Parish (c/h 14) kept his cool and made handicap with a winning 36 points. Way to hit them straight! Steady John Davis (13) finished just behind with 35 points, and then ‘16’s Golfer of the Year Landis Brooks (9) came in with a respectable 33. B-Flight (23+): Mr. Tom “Top Cat” Cotton (29) had a

fine round earning a high score tying 36 points. Good going, Tom! Dave Cooper (26) is on a streak and continued it with 35 points, and then John Anderson (31) finished with 33, making the two flight winners with identical scores. Near Pins: John Davis (2), Dick Warberg, Jorg Weichselbaumn, Carole Kubicki, John Anderson Long putt: Torsten Bischoff, Kenny Chung Best Nine’s (nonwinner): Carole Kubicki, Nigel Perry

Trevor Priestly medal winner with 66 net a society group trying to play competitive golf. Club champion Robbie Watts blitzed the field until the last few holes only to crash and burn, nevertheless finishing with a very respectable net 73, just two strokes behind the A flight winner Colin Greig on 71 who won for the second time this week. The B flight was a different story with Trevor Priestly registering his first win, bettering his handicap by a remarkable six shots, three ahead of Andy Brady and a street ahead of third placed Les Hall on net 81. The diminutive Peter Allen made a long awaited reappearance at the M Club, alas without clubs, so we await his overdue return to the course.    Results: A Flight (0-16.9) 1st - Colin Greig (10) 71 net 2nd - Robbie Watts (10) 73 3rd - Dave Ashman (17) 74 B Flight (16.9+) 1st - Trevor Priestly (23) 66 net 2nd - Andy Brady (17) 69 3rd - Les Hall (21) 81

Mike Brett

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Local Sports Pattaya Matchplay upcoming

Excellence for Eldridge! by Steve Ellison

Pattaya City is one of the fastest growing cities in Southeast Asia and has a long-standing tradition of being the hotbed of golf in the region. For nearly 30 years travelling golfers have visited and migrated as expats to Pattaya City primarily to enjoy the 25 or so fabulous golf courses that host daily tournaments on behalf of an increasing number of golfers and golf societies. It has long been said about Pattaya City that as far as amateur golf circuits are concerned the standard of play and participation in tournaments is amongst the best in the world with golfers usually playing daily or at least three times per week. Pattaya Matchplay© is a cooperative of six premium golf societies that will come together in an inter-club golf match play tournament that will culminate in a finals round for a set of cup, plate and bowl trophies. With the aim of providing a tough match play challenge for the best golfers in each team there will also be a regular tournament hosted by the golf societies in parallel – everyone can golf on the day and join in at the presentation. The tournament will run between January 20 and February 3, 2017 and can be booked by contacting the golf societies directly – all golf societies are actively seeking players so get in touch:

Pattaya Matchplay© will be promoted through a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ pattayamatchplay) that will have announcements, regular updates and features on the tournament and teams in the lead up and then live scores, photo galleries and video from the matches and presentations during the tournament.

Brizzi kicks off the New Year in a tight finish!

by Peter Grey

Mountain Shadow An excellent number of 32 golfers headed out to Mountain Shadow which always proves to be quite challenging. The course was in pretty good condition, with the greens on the second nine a bit slower than the front nine. Greetings were handed out to Robert Allen, Tony Ryan, Brad Green, Denis Steele, Jim Groves, Peter Greaves, and the Burra himself Eugene Reid.

unlucky Steve Younger, who makes losing in countbacks a habit, came in second with Mashi Kaneta third. B grade was won by Tiziano Del Pastro with 34 points by two points from Colin Stielow who filled second spot by way of a countback from Stuart Mann, both having 32 points. C grade was won by Patrick Poussier who carded a fine 37 points, second went to Volker Buley with 35 points and Niall Sturt, by way of a countback, came in third with 33 points. Results: A Grade (0-17): 1st - Sal Brizzi (4) 35 points C/B 2nd - Steve Younger (12) 35 points C/B 3rd – Mashi Kaneta (15) 35 points C/B B Grade (18-27): 1st - Tiziano Del Pastro (25) 34 points 2nd - Colin Stielow (26) 32 points C/B 3rd - Stuart Mann (20) 32 points C/B C Grade (28-36): 1st - PatrickPoussier (28) 37 points 2nd - Volker Buley (31) 35 points 3rd - Niall Stuart (35) 33 points

Two of today’s winners, Patrick Poussier and Sal Brizzi. Farewells were handed out to Nolan Wise who is heading back to the mines in Western Australia for a well earnt rest, and Niall Stuart also heading back to work. Both being accompanied by their best pal, Jack Daniels. Three divisions were required and all the first three placings in A grade were a result of a countback. Can’t get much closer than that. Sal Brizzi was the fortunate one winning the countback after coming in with 35 points. The

NTP’s: 5 - Mark Stapleton 8 - Lorraine Percy 15 - Denis Steele 17 - Tizano Del Pastro Longest First Putt: 9 - Robert Allen 18 - Patrick Poussier Back at the Growling Swan we enjoyed a spicy mince chicken dish which was enjoyed by all.

Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees Our first golf outing for 2017 found us back at our home course of Rayong Green Valley. There is a lot of Earth moving going on these days as a grand new entrance gate is in the works as well as the addition of housing estates on the grounds. The rumour persists that RGV will close for six months for course renovation. This has not been confirmed yet so it is still wait and see. The new hole layout has been well received, but the big controversy is the 10th hole that is now a long par 4 (formerly the par-5, mountain on the right) with a handicap of 8. This is quite a topic of conversation as many feel the rating of a four would be more appropriate for this 420 yard par 4. Let’s hope the new scorecards have not gone to the printers yet! A good turnout saw us with three full van loads of anxious golfers ready to see this new layout. Five blokes shot to their handicap or better today and it was Mark Wood that took the Caddy Smile near pin. Fred Birch and Alan Rothwell are usually good performers and they shared fourth with a 36 on the cards. Glen Perkinson was one better for third at 37 and Rex Chillcot was sole second with a sweet 38. About five months back, we received a beautiful new near pin marker for our charity the Caddy Smile programme. It was donated by today’s winner, Graham Eldridge, so it seems what goes round comes round! Graham topped the field with a solid 39 and I am sure he is looking forward to a prosperous 2017 shooting like that. Results: 1st – Graham Eldridge (15) 39 points 2nd – Rex Chillcot (23) 38 points 3rd– Glen Perkinson (21) 37 points T – 4th Fred Birch (19) 36 points T – 4thAlan Rothwell (7) 36 points

All hail Eldridge! It was another perfect day of golf in the Kingdom as we were treated to one of our favourite courses in the region. Conditions were just right for both the weather and the fairways so there were no excuses out there today. You know it is a tough comp when 39 points only gets you third place! That was the story for our mate Chris Bailey which could have been a winner on another day. Bailey’s mate, Pierre Gymer, had the best shot on the par 3 for the near pin award. Escaping a Canadian winter D-For was off his chain to collect donations, the Swan’s players and punters are a very generous bunch and keep giving to D-For. All are thanked for their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. We also encourage

again, Blake Hanna turned in an amazing 41 point round, alas still not quite there mate! This is a tough crowd! The man with a plan strikes again, and Graham Eldridge takes his second win of the week to dominate golf here for 2017! Great shooting Graham, and a great way to start out the New Year! Now let’s get tucked into that Porterhouse from Raju! Results: 1st – Graham Eldridge (15) 42 points 2nd – Blake Hanna (18) 41 points 3rd – Chris Bailey (14) 39 points

Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees It was a bit of an adjustment in the schedule as we made today Silky Oaks and next Friday the 13th for Parichat Links. This course keeps getting better and more popular the more we play here.

Blake Hanna, Graham Eldridge and Chris Bailey après-golf at TGC Peter Thomas gets his first mention of the year as Pete bested the rest for closest to the pin today. TGC regular Gary Emmett shot to his handicap and his 36 got him a few handsome man vouchers from Capt. Phil. It was really just a two-horse race out there today and a couple of rounds of 42 blew away the rest of the field. Visitor David Johl could do no wrong and ended tied with our mate Freddy Graham at the top of the heap. Great round, Freddy, nice to see your name up there again! Warm wishes for the New Year for you and your families from myself, John McHugh and Adam Schoenfeld, and may you have a healthy and productive year ahead. Keep it in the fairway boys! Results: T-1st –Fred Graham (17) 42 points T-1st – David Johl (18) 42 points 3rd – Gary Emmett (18) 36 points The Golf Club is “The home of golf in Pattaya” and located in the Heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all 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 website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail pattaya4golf@gmail. com and see updates at www.facebook.com/ golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome. women to play. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.


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You & Your Pets

Road Trip with the Furry Kids

With comfortable temperatures throughout Thailand, this is a perfect time of year for a family road trip to Chiang Mai, the Golden Triangle, Isaan or the Kingdom’s southern provinces. But would it really feel like family if you didn’t take your four-legged family members along to enjoy the experience? Certainly not! Before opening the car door for Fido or Sasha to jump in, here are some tips on preparing for a safe and smooth journey beyond Pattaya. Begin by getting a secure, wellventilated pet carrier, one large enough for your pet to stand, sit, lie down and turn around in. And before hitting the road, allow your pet some time in the carrier to get used to it. If your dog or cat hasn’t accompanied you on jaunts around town, now would be a good time to take him on short drives so he gets accustomed to the experience. Also in advance of travel, put together a pet travel kit. Include food, bowls, leash, a waste scoop, plastic bags, grooming supplies, medication and a pet first-aid kit, as well as a favorite toy or pillow. And make sure you have a collar with an ID tag imprinted with your home address, as well as a temporary travel tag with your cell phone, destination phone number, and any other relevant contact information. Your pet must wear the ID collar at all times. On the day of your departure,

feed him a light meal about three or four hours before you leave, and never feed him while your vehicle is moving. Speaking of “never,” that applies even more so to leaving your animal alone in a parked vehicle. Despite cooler seasonal temperatures, the inside of a parked car nevertheless can become extremely hot, even to the extent of your pet suffering heatstroke. (Of course, that goes doubly during the hot season in Pattaya.) On the road, do not allow your pet to ride with his head outside the window. This can subject him to inner ear damage and lung infections, and he could be injured or blinded by flying objects (bugs, dust, debris). Finally, take along some bottled water from home. Drinking water from an area he's not used to could result in tummy upset for your pet and a spoiled holiday for you and the rest of your family.

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/

Grace and kids

For obvious reasons this lovely family of three special cats must go to a new home together. They are indoor cats here so it would be great for someone who lives in an apartment. They are very friendly but will need a while to get used to a new home and family.

Shelley

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

Zero

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

Zero is an old timer and spends most of her time chilling out in the garden in some shady spot or other. She loves her food and will run at a great pace as soon as she hears a tin of tuna being opened !

Bella and Jacko

This lovely pair, Bella and Jacko, have been with us for a while now. Both are friendly and although they are not brother and sister they are soul mates and we thought it would be nice to re-home them together if possible.

Does your dog or cat enjoy chips, pretzels, nuts or other salty treats? They are all No-Nos. Large amounts of salt can

produce excessive thirst urination—or even sodium poisoning—in pets. Signs that pet may have eaten too many

and ion your salty

foods include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, elevated body temperature, seizures and even death. Keep those salty treats to yourself!

Cat Corner Tip

Going to the Dogs... Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.

~Robert Benchley

Butterflies taste with their feet. In civil wars of the past, when troops returned home with no casualties, a public notice was posted reading “O Killed.” From that came the expression “O.K.,” meaning all’s well.

If you are starting the year with a new cat or kitten, make it a priority to keep your furry friend happy and healthy. Toward that end, it’s important to maintain a set schedule and routine. Research has shown that changes in feeding times, location of food, even rearranged furniture can result in illness behaviors. For example, your cat may stop eating or stop using the litter box. In essence, cats don’t like changes or surprises.


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1. Throw a tantrum (2 wds.) 6. Severs 10. Fold mark 11. Met Solo 12. Hockey headgear 13. Cream quantity 14. Cape Cod’s ocean (abbr.) 15. Contrives 17. Midwinter warmth 19. Command to Fido 20. Fergie’s first name 22. Vigilante band 26. Young fellow 28. Farm youngster 29. Part of a monogram 33. Opposite of conservative (abbr.) 34. Designer Chanel 35. Actress Kidman 37. Not closed 38. Rocketed 39. Sparks and Beatty 40. Chilean mountains

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Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: A military unit comprised of two or more Corps. First letter: A Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities. First letter: S Answer: __________ 3. Definition: In accordance with truth or fact or reality; “she was now _____ American”. First letter: T Answer: __________

4. Definition: A notation that provides all the information a reader needs in order to look up where you got your information. First letter: R Answer: __________ 5. Definition: The visitors to a web page or web site. Also refers to the number of visitors, hits, accesses etc. over a given period. First letter: T Answer: __________

Answers: 1. Army; 2. Serious; 3. Truly; 4. Reference; 5. Traffic.

Hidden Words Puzzle

Source: www.puzzles-world.com

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Answers:1. Cow (apple tree); 2. Apple (tree trunk); 3. Farm (fence); 4. Sun (girl’s hair); 5. Pick (barrels in the truck.); 6. Barn (white shirt).


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Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 09 - 16-31 January 2017  
Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 09 - 16-31 January 2017  
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