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uthorities in Thailand are gearing up for an expected 34 million foreign tourists in 2017. Particular attention is being paid to the country’s airports where an expected 150 million domestic passengers are anticipated on top of the foreign arrivals. All of the country’s international airports are experiencing refurbishment or expansion at the present time, whilst pressure is growing to upgrade the purely domestic ones, including Roi-et, Nakhon Ratchasima and Hua Hin. As regards U-tapao international airport, the nearest air terminal to Pattaya, 800 million baht has already been spent to build a new passenger terminal in order to cater for increasing tourism on the Eastern Eaboard. U-tapao currently accommodates 4,000 passengers a day with a maximum capacity of 800,000 travellers per year. A further 400 million baht is

scheduled to be spent in the current year and the budget includes improvements to the aviation communications system, the runway and the taxiway. Once all improvements have been carried out, the airport should be able to serve up to 3 million passengers a year and increase capacity to allow 60,000 flights in a

12-months period. U-tapao also serves as a repair hub for Thai International as well as being used by the United States air force for weather reconnaissance and allied research. The original airport was built by the United States in the 1960s and was used for bombing runs to Laos and Cambodia during the Vietnam war which finally

ended in 1975 with the fall to communist insurgents of the capital cities in Indo China. There has also been much speculation about a new fast-track rail system to link U-tapao with Pattaya and Bangkok, although specific funding and actual timetables have not been Continued on page 4


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News Child Advocacy Center opens in Naklua Russian assaults

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Police Major General Chatetha Kamolwattana, deputy commander of miltary area 2, opened the Child Advocacy Center Thailand in Naklua. The non-governmental organisation is committed to protecting children from crime and abuse, and to helping improve the lives of abused children.

Lions Club donates Tree branch kills Italian rice and more

A Russian couple was assaulted by a countryman on Walking Street. Pattaya Tourist Police questioned the male victim found lying on the ground. His female companion said they were leaving a discoteque when another Russian man accosted them, hitting her boyfriend and dashing off. The victims refused to file a complaint.

Woman escapes abduction

Lions Club of Phratumnak Pattaya in conjunction with the Lions Club Sattahip and Off-road Pattaya Truck Service donated 400 sacks of rice, 300 blankets and 100 dolls to the provincial school pf Phurua district in Loei province.

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Two men in a van tried to kidnap 23-year-old Supitra Khongklom on South Pattaya Road. The young lady told police that she was walking along Ruang Village when a van was driving by and pulled over. One of the men told her to stop because he had to check her for drugs. When the man grabbed her and tried pulling her into the van, she pushed him back and dashed away. Police are reviewing CCTV footage to identify the suspects.

COMEDY IMPROV WORKSHOP, Sunday, February 12, 7 PM, at the Teatro Cabaret on Thappraya Road in Jomtien Italian national Giacomo Smedile was killed when a huge branch fell from a tree and onto the head of the 91-year-old man. He and his wife were walking on the sidewalk at Jomtien Beach when the incident occurred. Smedile was rushed to Banglamung Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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Child injured by the sink You are more creative and funnier than you think. Prove it to yourself at the Pattaya Players monthly FREE COMEDY IMPROV WORKSHOP. Improvisational theatre unfolds in present time, without use of a prepared, written script. Create original theatre comedy instantly, under the direction of award-winning playwright and director Sheldon Penner. Play theatre games and perform for one another in a friendly, no pressure and supportive environment. Everybody welcome, ages 12 or over. No experience necessary. Just the desire to play, laugh and have fun. For more information and to reserve a place at our next session, please sign up for the Pattaya Improv Meetup at www.meetup.com/Pattaya-ActingMeetup/events/236935235/, or email Sheldon at sheldon@sheldonpenner.com.

Nine-year-old Michelle was badly injured in her home when the bathroom sink broke as she was climbing onto it. Michelle’s mother, Vanida Manmuang, responded to the loud crash and found her daughter in the rubble. The girl was rushed to Pattaya Memorial Hospital.

A British businessman was shot and killed in front of Sanit Sport Club in Map Pong. The victim, 39-yer-old Tony Kenway, was seen exiting the gym and approaching his Porsche Cayenne. When he got into his car, two unidentified men on a motorcycle drove up and shot him in the face. The victim’s wife, Somporn Kenway, told the police that her husband owned a website company in Jomtien and was involved in a dispute with shareholders. Reviewing CCTV footage, police found two nearby suspects on a motorcycle during the time of the incident. The motorcycle reportedly had been rented by Dicken Turner, 24, also from England. His suspected accomplice was identified by South African Abel Karldera Bonito, 28. Both men had fled the country and entered Cambodia.


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News Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar at Hilton Pattaya Wins Two Prestigious Awards Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar at Hilton Pattaya has received two prestigious awards from the 2016 World Luxury Restaurant Awards including a Global Winner in the category of ‘Luxury Bar in Restaurant’ and Continent (Asia) Winner in the category of ‘Ambience/Romantic Atmosphere’. The awards highlight the best restaurants around the world in 78 categories based on culinary excellence and memorable experiences. The winners of each category were selected by online voting from restaurant guests based on the food experience, quality, presentation, menu choice, service and atmosphere. Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar on level 34 of Hilton Pattaya features 1,390 square meters of indoor and outdoor space, which includes three private dining rooms with floor to ceiling glass panels allowing for seamless views over the city and the Pattaya Bay. Guests can indulge in the delicious menu and enjoy a few drinks at the open-air Infinity Bar while taking in views of the skyline. At the Stargazer Lounge, guests can witness the relative movement of the stars through the circular opening in the overhanging roof.

Centara Hotels and Resorts pocketed two regional awards from Virgin

Management executives of Centara Hotels and Resorts led by Suthikiati Chirathivat (centre), chairman of the board, Thirayuth Chirathivat (third from left), chief executive officer and Supatra Chirathivat (third from right), senior vice president Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities, participated in the photo session to celebrate the latest awards bestowed for two Centara resorts from “Virgin Holidays Awards 2016”. The regional award “Gold Winner – Best Hotel Far East and Africa 2016” was announced for Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin, while the “Gold Winner – Best Hotel Indian Ocean 2016” was announced for Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives. The awards were a measure of recognition in the travel and

holiday industry by giving the public an opportunity to express their opinion and reward travel companies for their aptitude and performance in delivering outstanding performance in the travel sector.


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News Tourism surge expected 100-day mourning ceremony for King Continued from page 1 provided. Much of the detail has yet to be worked out, in particular whether the existing track will be expanded or whether a totally new route is to be introduced. Some critics say that a link between U-tapao and Pattaya is of marginal significance unless Pattaya railway station is moved from its current location near Pattaya Country Club Road, very far from the city centre and the beach areas. But other commentators say this point is non-consequential as most of the rail business would be freight rather than people. Meanwhile, the government has announced that funding has been arranged to ensure that Suvarnabhumi airport can increase its annual passenger capacity from the current 45 million to 60 million by 2019. At Phuket international airport, capacity has been increased from 6 to 12 million persons a year after the completion of a new terminal. At Hua Hin domestic airport, there are plans to link with neighboring countries such as Singapore and Malaysia as well as with other provinces in Thailand. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha claims that there is a 20-year development plan which includes airport expansion and logistics which have been pinpointed to link Thailand with the rest of Southeast Asia.

The government also supports the idea of rolling out the welcome mat for big spenders, especially from other Asian countries such as China, Japan and South Korea. Over time, there is expected to be less emphasis on budget travellers and tours and more specific marketing aimed at wealthy individuals and concentrating on five-star hotels, yachting, high-end medical services, private jets and sports. In recent months, the army and the police have been cracking down on illegal businesses, nonregistered hotels, foreign tourist guides (without the required permit) and zero sum holidays (group tours fully paid for in the home country before the vacation begins). Visa policy is also under review as regards long-term expats. The government recently stated that a new 10-year retirement visa will be unveiled in 2017 in an attempt to encourage wealthier pensioners from overseas although the status of the current retirement visa is by no means clear. A new attempt is also being made to encourage membership of the Elite Card which can offer 20 years of residence in the Kingdom, and certain perks, in return for a 2 million baht one-off fee. There is also a “baby� elite card which offers residence for five years in return for a one-off payment of 500,000 baht.

The Pattaya City government held the 100 days mourning ceremony for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Bali Hai Pier on January 20. City director Chanatpong Sriwiset together with city and military officials led

the ceremony attended by a huge crowd of Thais and foreigners. Students, volunteers and performers presented shows to honor the late King. An art and photo exhibit was created to commemorate his good deeds.

Centra Maris Jomtien donates calendars

Windsurfers welcomed The Human Resources team at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien joined with Centara Hotels and Resorts Pattaya in donating out-of-date calendars to The Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind. The

President of Thai Windsurfing Association, Itthiphol Kunplume, led the welcome party of windsurfing athletes at Tree House Restaurant. Foreigner and Thai athletes participated in last month’s Thailand Windsurfing Championship and Pattaya International Windsurfing Cup 2017 in Jomtien. Other participants were from South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Cambodia and Italy

Tiger Park opens in Pattaya The media were invited to enjoy the wild animals of Tiger Park Pattaya, including 24 Bengali Indo Chinese tigers, six leopards and many other wild animals. The park, which cost 85 million baht, occupies nine rai of land. The first such park is in Ubonratchatani; the Pattaya branch was officially opened last month. It is open from 9 am to 4 pm. Call 038 255 221 for more information.

school recycles the old calendars to make Braille cards as instructional media for students. The team also provided the children with snacks, ice cream and soft drinks.


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News Goodyear extends Royal Cliff Takes Part in 1st Pattaya International Pigeon Race benefits for its worry

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The Racing Pigeon International Association (RPIA) recently held the royal trophy ceremony and the bidding session of the 1st Pattaya International Pigeon Race (PIPR) at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. The first 330 kilometer race was launched on December 9, 2016 at Nakhon Ratchasima. The competition included races covering a distance of 430 and 530 kilometers,

where the pigeons were released from Khon Kaen and UdonThani and the race finished in Pattaya. The competition has drawn attention from more than 200 pigeon fanciers from 10 nations across Asia, Middle East, Europe and Thailand including Dhanin Chearavanont, the CEO and chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group. “We are delighted to be the chosen venue for this

exciting event.” Vitanart Vathanakul, the executive director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group said. “As a popular destination for local and international events of all types, we are always up for the challenge of constantly delivering our unique type of hospitality and the best event experience which makes us a special venue for different organizations around the world.”

Honda launches the new Honda City Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the new Honda City, a subcompact car, with a sportier and more luxurious touch. Its rejuvenated design includes LED front lights, newly-designed front and rear bumpers, a newly-designed interior with a gun metallic-color accented console,and full comfort and safety features. The launch also reinforces Honda’s image as the passenger car market leader, with the highest sales in 2016. The new Honda City features a sleeker and more stylish exterior. This is the first time for a subcompact car to have LED daytime running lights standard in all variants. The new Honda City also features LED headlights and fog lights, a newlydesigned chrome grille, new front and rear bumpers, and advanced sporty-design alloy wheels. The interior delivers a more luxurious yet sportier look and a spacious cabin with a gun metalliccolor accented dashboard and new sporty-looking seats. It offers a full range of amenities and features for greater comfort. In addition, it is

Goodyear Thailand welcomes the New Year by extending customer benefits for its Worry Free Assurance Program. The incentive plan provides Thai consumers with privileged, efficient and mobile-friendly access to a broad range of benefits, including road hazard protection, emergency roadside assistance, zero percent interest, five-year limited warranty and 14-day satisfaction assured programme. Consumers who purchase a set of four tires will enjoy complimentary registration for Goodyear’s Worry Free Assurance program. Eligible tire patterns include the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, Eagle F1 Directional 5, Assurance Triple Max, Efficient Grip, Efficient Grip SUV, Wrangler Triple Max, Assurance Duraplus, Excellence and Wrangler AT/SA ranges. The registration can be done online through the microsite at www. goodyear.co.th/wfa. The Worry Free Assurance program offers the following benefits: • Road hazard protection – free replacement of tires damaged in 120 days beyond repair by hazardous road conditions (e.g. potholes or punctures from nails)

• Emergency roadside assistance – 24/7 tire repair assistance and free towing service in the event of tire damage resulting in car breakdown (privilege only for Goodyear AutoCare customer) • 0 percent interest payment plans for tires covered by Worry Free Assurance • Five-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects in workmanship and materials • 14-day Satisfaction Assured Programme – free tire replacement for any reason within 14 days of purchase For more information and to register for the Worry Free Assurance program, call the Goodyear Thailand customer relations center at 02305-8585 or visit www.goodyear. co.th/wfa.

Ministry of Energy recruits Thai youth as ambassadors

fully equipped with advanced control systems, such as a touch screen display audio system with a wireless phone connection via bluetooth (for both Android and iOS mobile operating systems), seven-speed paddle shift, audio control switch and hands-free receiver and endcall switch, eco coaching, one-push ignition system, Honda smart key system and many more. To ensure great performance and fuel efficiency, the new Honda

City comes equipped with a 1.5 liter SOHC i-VTEC engine that generates maximum output of 117 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and torque of about 146 Newton-meters at 4,700 rpm. This revamped subcompact car also features a continuously variable transmission (CVT), developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology,that offers fuel efficiency of 17.9 km/L, and 18.2 km/L with the manual transmission. The engine is E85 compatible to provide a fuelefficient and eco-friendly driving experience. The new Honda City is fully equipped with features that provide safety, such as six airbags, vehicle stability assist, start assist, emergency stop signal and a multi-angle rearview camera. It is available in six colors, modern steel metallic, crystal black pearl, lunar silver metallic, taffeta white, white orchid pearl and new cosmic blue metallic with an all-black passenger cabin. The new Honda City is now available at all Honda showrooms nationwide. For more information, visit www.honda.co.th/city.

The Ministr y of Energy is now recruiting “Thailand Pavilion Ambassadors” to be the representatives of Thailand as cultural ambassadors at Astana Expo 2017 in Astana, the Republic of Kazakhstan, to held on June 10 to September 10, 2017. The application is open to the general public and university students, age 18 to 30, who can speak Russian, Kazakh or English and are passionate and proud to represent Thailand at Thailand

Pavilion at Astana Expo 2017. This is a marvelous experience for Thai youth to realize the importance of global sustainable energy conservation as well as the value of Thai culture and national heritage. The recruitment is opened until Tuesday, February 14. Those who are interested can check the requirements and qualifications, and download the application form at www.thailandpavilion2017.com or call 02 725 9333 locals 439 and 342.


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News New product from the Netherlands Heavy-weight interlocking concrete blocks, Legioblock and Legioplate, from the Netherlands is now available in Thailand produced by Jansen Concrete Products in Chonburi. These products are easy to install, adjust move or expand. The unique design came from Europe where they have been successfully and widely used since 1937. Legioblock and Legioplate are the optimal solution for rapid and flexible construction. The blocks are easily placed without the need of cement. This allows complete freedom to modify or expand the blocks and plates at any time and any place. The plates and blocks can be placed directly from the delivery truck. This allows you to complete construction in only a matter of hours. They can be removed and relocated at any time, makes them ideal for both permanent and temporary applications. These products are the ideal solution for the construction of factories, parking places, market places, cycling roads, car roads, partition walls, storage bays, army bunkers and many more. Check https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=LdxXHyQ0n2Q for more information.

Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport named one of the World’s 10 most luxurious airport hotels Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport has been named by CNN as one of the World’s 10 Most Luxurious Airport Hotels. The announcement by the US-based global news network recognizes those airport hotels that along with being convenient and practical, offer luxury to their guests. CNN says that many airport hotels around the world now provide, in addition to luxury standard rooms, resort-style amenities from day spas to swim-up bars – in some instances, just steps from the terminal. “Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport offers a lavish atrium lobby, five restaurants, and spa [and] is as upscale as any five-star hotel in the Thai capital,” reads the CNN citation. “All 612 rooms and suites are large and lavish, decorated with colourful silks, rich fabrics and contemporary Thai art. Outside is a beautiful courtyard landscaped with lush, tropical gardens and

a large swimming pool. It’s not just any swimming pool, either: it’s centred around a swim-up bar that serves up killer cocktails from 6 am to 10 pm daily.” “We are proud to receive this recognition,” said Christophe Geoffroy, the hotel’s general manager. “We always endeavour to provide our guests the very best service and experience”. “Our hotel has some unique concepts that we believe are important for an airport hotel, such as 24 Hours Flexi, which means there is no set check in time, and guests can arrive anytime and check

out 24 hours later. “We also offer Flexi Meal, in which the breakfast buffet can be transferred to lunch or dinner buffet.” Listed alongside Novotel B a n g k o k S u va r n a b h u m i Airport in CNN’s World’s 10 Most Luxurious Airport Hotels are Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Langham Place – Beijing Capital Airport, Sofitel London Heathrow, Grand Hyatt Dallas / Fort Worth, Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong, Dubai International Hotel, Hilton Munich Airport, citizenMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotel, and Fairmont Vancouver Airport.

New generation of tourism professionals addresses the future of Thai hospitality industry IKEA recalls MYSINGSÖ

The annual Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) brought together more than 500 hotel industry professionals at the InterContinental Hotel Bangkok to discuss the most important issues currently facing the country’s tourism sector. Despite significant global challenges, tourism in Thailand continues to show impressive resilience with annual arrival numbers set to exceed 30 million. Increased airlift and expanded infrastructure in Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai all serve as strong enablers for growth, while an ability to adapt to ever-evolving visitor needs and expectations continues to allow Thailand’s tourism markets to thrive, even in the face of a rapidly changing global travel market.

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Even with a positive big picture outlook, Thailand faces significant challenges and strong competition from other countries in Southeast Asia and hotels across the Kingdom are continually faced with the task of reaching respectable levels of ADR while also maintaining revenue per available room (RevPar). Meanwhile, tourism dependent businesses are forced to repeatedly re-invent themselves in order to stay

relevant, not only to visitors’ changing travel aspirations, but also to the expectations of visitors from an ever widening range of cultures and source markets. “New faces from new places demand new business models that will breathe life into the Thailand tourism industry. The ‘Chinafication’ of Thai tourism means that Chinese visitors have become the oxygen for growth and with a rise in independent, wealthy travellers it’s time for the industry to look beyond the tour groups and refine its approach to all the key Asian source markets,” said Bill Barnett, managing director of C9 Hotelworks. These new demands and market dynamics are assessed and analyzed by exper t presenters and debated in lively panel discussions at the Thailand Tourism Forum

IKEA urges customers who have bought a MYSINGSÖ beach chair before January 31, 2017 to bring it back to any IKEA store or pickup and order point for a full refund. After washing the fabric seat it is possible to re-assemble the chair incorrectly leading to risks of falls or finger entrapments. IKEA has received five incident reports in which MYSINGSÖ beach chair collapsed during use due to incorrect re-assembly. All five reports included injuries to fingers and required medical attention. The reported injuries happened in Finland, Germany, USA, Denmark and Australia. Safe products are a top priority at IKEA and all products comply with international and national legislation as well as relevant standards. MYSINGSÖ beach chair has gone through relevant mechanical, fabric and chemical tests 2017 during a full afternoon programme followed by a well attended networking event, supported by the InterContinental Hotel Bangkok. Underlining the importance of new generation thinking for hotels and hospitality businesses in Thailand, TTF this year welcomed Vorasit ‘Wan’ Issara, managing director of Sri panwa, a member company of Charn Issara Group. Sri panwa is one of Thailand’s leading luxury hotels and Wan

with approved results. According to the Revenue department of Thailand (tax office), a receipt number should be stated in the credit note when issuing a refund, so it will be best to present the receipt. For more information, visit www.IKEA. co.th or contact IKEA customer relations at 02 708 7999.

is very active in the Group’s hospitality undertakings which also include Baba Beach Club Hotel in Phang Nga and Baba Beach Club Hotel in Cha Am – Hua Hin. Also among the panelist was Gavin Vongkusolkit, founder & MD, founder and managing director of Heritage Estates Co., Ltd. which owns and operates Ad Lib Hotel, Glowfish Serviced Offices, various office properties in Bangkok, and six outlets of KuppaDeli cafes. Gavin has served as a director of the

Erawan Group Plc. since 2011, and is also a director of YEC the Young Entrepreneurs of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (Bangkok Chapter). Over the last three years, TTF has established itself as an important platform for hospitality business leaders and tourism experts to candidly discuss the health and direction of the travel industry. The success of this year’s event further cemented its value in helping to chart the future success of tourism in Thailand.


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Our Community Carrier and B. Grimm Thai Polo Open 2017 Annual Polo Charity

B. Grimm Group led by Harald Link, chairman of B. Grimm Group and as president of Thailand Equestrian Federation in collaboration with Carrier Co., Ltd (Thailand) held “Carrier - B. Grimm Thai Polo Open 2017” Annual Polo Charity last month at Thai Polo and Equestrian Club, Pattaya. Link said, “The 11th Thai Polo Open 2017 has been annually held for charity purpose in which the proceeds go to Chitralada Vocational School and to win HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Trophy. This year, we have Carrier (Thailand) as our main sponsor and for this year’s competition, we had five Asian talented polo teams participated which include Thai Polo, Malaysia International Team, Royal Pahang from Malaysia, La Familia from Malaysia and Axus from Republic of China. On this occasion, we are honored to have HRH Prince Hassanal Shah and HH Prince Amir Ibrahim from Malaysia. The tournament is the top competition ever held in Thailand and is one of the three polo fields to collect points for the Royal Malaysian Polo Association 2017. There were horse dressage performance by Mint - Arinadtha Chavatanont and her Clapton C horse. Mint is the Thailand champion of the horse dressage competition in the CDI1* tournament and is Thailand’s national team representative for SEA Games 2017.”

Amid natural surroundings on the international standard, quality greenery polo field were parades of celebrities and socialites who dressed up for the event, including H.E. Peter Prugel, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Thailand, Lucia Costantinil, Khunying Dhipawadee Meksawan, Wanpen Sakdatorn, Vachini Krairiksh Venvell, Mark Thawin, Paweena Vicente, Napatsawan Chillanond, Vee Marr, Savit Udayachalerm and Wanneeca Cheewin. The event featured special activities and charity booths such as pony riding, pony feeding, massage service, as well as shops for brand name products, winning prize games and charity for participants. Before the competition started, celebrities and spectators joined the historic Stomping Divots, a multi-hundreds year tradition, by wandering all over the field stomping down the torn up turf, a chance to also show off their gowns and chat with other spectators. For the final match between the Thai Polo Team and La Familia Team, Harald Link had an accident and fell off the horse during the match. As a result, La Familia Team requested to stop the game; both teams were ruled joint champion. Third, fourth, and fifth runner-up went to Axus Team, Royal Pahang Team and Malaysia International Team respectively.

Blood Donation at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart (5th right), general manager along with the management and staff joined the blood donation for Thai Red Cross led by Supaporn Teanchai (6th left), president of Chonburi Red Cross Association. It is a part of the hotel’s CSR activity.

Centara Grand at CentralWorld hosts lunch for Children’s Day Robert Maurer-Loeffler (back row, 3rd right), general manager and group director of operations city hotels Thailand, led the management of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld in hosting lunch for children and donating materials to the foundation for the blind in Thailand under the Royal Patronage of HM the Queen on the occasion of National Children’s Day.

Centara Maris donates to children Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien contributes food and other provisions to the children at the Child Development Center in Ban Khok Phaeng Phuai, Chaiyaphum.


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Our Community Honda Khiang Khang Thai fund donates money The Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund (HKKT Fund), under the Honda Thailand Foundation, continued its mission to help Thai people who are affected by natural disasters by donating money and high pressure washers to those who suffered from floods in 12 southern provinces in Pracharat Ruamjai. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, managing director of the HKKT Fund said, “The Fund would support all of the flood victims in the south to ease some of their suffering by donating 10 million baht and 700 units of high pressure washers worth 20 million baht, valued at 30 million baht in total. “This reflects our mission in sending immediate help for those who have suffered in the south. The

high pressure washers will be especially beneficial in removing dirt and cleaning homes and offices in the affected areas.” Since December last year, HKKT Fund coordinated two relief efforts by cooperating with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) in sending 4,500 sets of survival bags and essential supplies including bottled drinking water, t-shirts, life vests and tents valued at a combined 3.5 million baht for flood victims in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Phatthalung province. The Fund was founded by the Honda Group of Companies in Thailand and comprises Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., A.P.

Honda Co.,Ltd., Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Asian Honda Motor Co. Ltd. The contribution originates from every Honda products sold in Thailand with proceeds allocated to an emergency fund. The funds

provide immediate help to Thai people who are affected by natural disasters and for all Thai people’s benefits which coincides with Honda’s commitment to be a company that Thai society wants to exist.

Novotel Suvarnabhumi joins mangrove planting Christophe Geoffroy (standing, 8th left), general manager of Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, led management and staff to participate in mangrove planting. Over 500 trees were planted at Bangpoo Nature Education Center Samutprakarn province to rebuild a natural mangrove forest, to protect the Thai coastline against erosion and to secure this environment as a nursery for many species of plants and animals. This is also to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

Chevrolet provides flood relief in Southern Thailand

In response to the heaviest flooding in 10 years in southern Thailand, Chevrolet Sales Thailand along with its dealers embarked on a disaster relief mission to assist victims. The mission included a number of initiatives to help those in need, starting with emergency assistance. A convoy of 10 vehicles, including Chevrolet Colorados and Trailblazers, delivered more than 1,200 survival kits directly to people impacted by the flooding. Leading the convoy was Vanchana Unakul, general director of General Motors

Thailand, and over 20 GM and Chevrolet employees. They teamed up with V.S.R. Autosales Co., Ltd. and Chevrolet Nakorn Si Thammarat to make the deliveries. The convoy visited the districts of Pakpranang, Praprom, Chienyai and Chalerm Prakiat. They handed out the survival kits, which consisted of medicine, a garment, underwear, socks and other necessities. “In these difficult times, our heart goes out to the families affected by the massive floods,” said Unakul. “Through the flood relief program, we are committed

to support our Thai neighbors and help those suffering.” The objective of the program is to simply help those in need which is aligned with GM and Chevrolet core values to serve and develop community where it operates worldwide. Chevrolet Sales Thailand and members of its dealership network have been working continuously to create a better community through various CSR projects including emergency assistance. Chevrolet has also launched a special service campaign to support its customers impacted by the flooding and help them get their vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible. In

collaboration with seven dealers in the flooded areas – including Chansiri Auto Sales Co., Ltd. (Chevrolet Trang), CMM Motor Co., Ltd. (Chevrolet Chumporn), V.S.R. Autosales Co., Ltd. (Chevrolet Surat Thani, Chevrolet Nakorn Si Thammarat and Chevrolet Tong Song), V.S.T. Autosales (2002) Co., Ltd. (Chevrolet Krabi) and Thai Thana Prachuab Co., Ltd. (Chevrolet Prachuab Kirikhan) – the campaign is offering a free 30-point inspection and a 30 percent discount on parts for Chevrolet customers whose vehicles are affected by the flooding. The campaign will run through February 28.


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Dusit Thani Pattaya appoints a new chef Plus there’s a new, innovative menu at The Bay Restaurant by Mick & Di Barker

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The very best of luxury travel is brought to life with curated premium guest experiences offered by InterContinental Pattaya Resort

A remarkable exclusive haven within the luxurious InterContinental Pattaya Resort, Club InterContinental® is where service hits the mark at unprecedented levels. With elegant and spacious Club rooms and villas, beachfront Club Lounge and whole host of thoughtful Club Privileges, the Club InterContinental® experience will be facilitated by a 24-hour personal butler and private check-in. Club InterContinental® bookings also include Wi-Fi, packing services, preferential dining reservations, Club Lounge access, breakfast in a selection of venues, TWG afternoon tea, early evening cocktails, pressing services and much more. For advance reservations and further information on the new Club InterContinental® experience in Pattaya and to learn more about the Club InterContinental guest offering, visit pattaya.intercontinental. com or contact 038 259 888.

Chef Pathma


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Amari Phuket celebrates Anniversary

Dusit Thani Pattaya brings gifts and donations for Children’s Day

The Amari Phuket management team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier, vice president and area general manager, South Thailand, Tipaporn Koonphol, deputy general manager, and Richard Margo, hotel manager, organised a Buddhist ceremony to celebrate the hotel’s 32nd anniversary. Every team member in each department took part on this special day and were congratulated on the success of the hotel after three decades of operation. The hotel will continue delivering its service as one of the best hotels on Phuket Island.

Royal Cliff welcomes Amatour tennis group

Dusit Thani Pattaya brought toys, school items as well as snacks to the Banglamung District Office in Pattaya in response to their campaign for business establishments in Pattaya to donate gifts for kids in celebration of Children’s Day last month. The hotel team was led by general manager Neoh Kean Boon (third left) and Chalisa Vanichrattanakorn (second right), director of Human Resources. They presented the donations to Nattana Leejoeiwara(middle), assistant district officer of the Banglamung District Office. Royal Cliff Hotels Group welcomed Amatour tennis group for their Santa Cup 2017 Tennis tournament held at the Fitz Club – Racquets, Health & Fitness last month. The group consists of more than 50 amateur tennis players who participated in the tournament where they experienced matches in tennis courts of grand slam standards and enjoyed the breathtaking views of the property during their stay.

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok awarded

Wim N.M. Fagel (upper row: 4th left), general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, announced that the hotel has been awarded a “Top in Excellence” classification within the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s “Clean & Green Certificate” program. The award recognizes hotels that have been operating with excellent results on cleanliness, environmental attentiveness, safety, management and participation of people in the organization.

Malaysian minister visits Polo Club

HE Khairy Jamaluddin (second from right), Malaysian minister of Youth and Sports and a member of parliament, was welcomed to the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club by owners Harald Link and Nunthinee Tanner. Jamaluddin participated in the national selection of the Malaysian polo team.

Water Rescue Training

Thai Children’s Day at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G

A happy group of fun loving kids occupied themselves cooking pizza and enjoying fun activities at the Pool Bar of Pullman Pattaya Hotel G on the occasion of Thai Children’s Day 2017. Pullman Pattaya Hotel G invited all aspiring mini chefs to join the fun Kid’s Pizzeria event at the Pool Bar. The pizza cooking class opened with 30 kids cooking their own pizzas for free while liaising with chef Prapan from The Beach Club Restaurant. After finishing their pizza decoration, the kids then participated in some fun and games organized by G Club fitness centre as their pizzas were being cooked. The event was attended by parents and kids who were hotel in-house guests, plus those who simply walked in with their kids and joined the event.

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya in cooperation with the emergency medical team of Abhakornkiatiwong Hospital held the Water Rescue Training for hotels in Pattaya city area. Both theory and practical training in how to rescue tourists who have accidents in the water were covered. There were more than 50 participants in this training.

Greetings to TAT Pattaya director

New Year gift to Na Jomtien mayor

Rattavadee Vachaviputt (left), resident manager at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien, presents a festive New Year’s hamper to Sompong Sainapa, mayor of Na Jomtien.

Achawin Sornthip (right), assistant director of Sales, and Nuttanithi Nithan (left), sales manager, from A-ONE Hotels Pattaya conveyed season’s greetings to Suladda Sarutilavan (center), director of Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Pattaya office.


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Vol. 05 No. 03 | Feb 1-15, 2017

Ib Ottesen concert at Nanda's Café

Pattaya businessman, Ib Ottesen recently performed a rare acoustic, unplugged mini concert for a packed dinner audience at Nanda’s Café on Jomtien Beach Road, next to the Jomtien Boathouse. Follow Ib Ottesen on facebook to get information as to when the next special event takes place and check out You Tube and search for Ib Ottessen to get a taste of his music.

Children’s Day filled with fun and laughter at Royal Cliff Hotels Group More than 40 children attended Royal Cliff's "Funtasea Children's Day at the Cliff" at the open lobby of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel to celebrate Thailand’s Children’s Day 2017. The event was a huge success as laughter, smiles and fun abound when kids took part in entertaining games such as musical chairs, pass the monkey, puzzle race relay, balloon float andthe popular follow-the-leader dance which turned out to be one of the enjoyable highlights of the day. Families were also entertained by a special dance performance by two talented dancers from Let’s Dance Studio – Pattaya and spent the afternoon taking part in activities like face painting, candy hunt and photo taking with Royal Cliff’s popular dolphin mascot who joined in the fun. Four children who were the lucky draw winners received fun loot bags along with complimentary tickets to Ramayana Water Park as well as Family Day Passes to Funtasea – kids world and the verge – games, pool, and karaoke.


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Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com Skewered Giant Squid

Skewered Caesar Salad

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Dusit Thani Pattaya appoints a new chef Plus there’s a new, innovative menu at The Bay Restaurant With all these impressive qualifications and remarkable credentials, he is spear-heading his brigade into remodeling the menu into an exciting modern fusion of thrilling dishes to be served at the hotel’s sea-facing restaurant, The Bay. Positioned beside the Lagoon Pool, it is a stunning restaurant with a large terrace overlooking the bay of Pattaya and the perfect place to enjoy lunch with a view of the water and a sun-drenched beach or under a starstudded sky for a memorable dinner. Chef’s innovative concept for his new menu is skewered food.

The tradition of using skewers was recorded in the histories of many countries. Japan has a very long history of cooking and grilling meat over charcoal and Hawaii has a blend of many traditions emanating from the Pacific which entails roasting everything over the fire with skewers from meat to fish to fruit, especially pineapple. Mick and I were invited recently to meet Chef Pathma and to taste his signature dishes, which will be appearing on the new menu. First to hit the table was a double Wagyu beef pattie with all the trimmings

Skewered Beef Patties

(B. 350 ++). Nothing ordinary about this burger as it had been deconstructed and strung creatively on a tall skewer. Topped and tailed with a house-made bun, the skewer

was then dressed with a pattie, cucumber, pineapple, then another pattie followed by beetroot, a large hunk of cheese, tomato and finally back to the toasted bun. Served with French fries and a gravy, it was indeed an extraordinary sight. Next up was a skewered Caesar salad (B.250++). Fashioned from a crisp Cos lettuce with the requisite creamy dressing, ham, halved boiled eggs and tomatoes, it was another culinary whimsy. To complete our trio of dishes, a huge grilled squid was then served stuffed with herbs, grilled to perfection and served with lemon wedges and a really lovely spicy papaya salad. Other dishes that chef has up his sleeve to complete his novel menu are smoked salmon rosette skewers, topped with caviar and accompanied by quail eggs, cherry tomatoes and condiments, tandoori chicken skewered mini wraps with a tomato and onion salad and mango chutney

or giant king prawn with an Indian chick pea salad and spices. Mick and I had a wonderful dinner, we sat on the terrace, gazed out to sea and ate gourmet treats with the magic fusion twist of Chef Pathma. All this was enjoyed in the company of the general manager, Neoh Kean Boon, coincidentally also a Malaysian gentleman, Vanjie Lauzon, director of Communications and of course Chef Pathma who we enjoyed talking to between his forays back and forth to the kitchen. The setting of The Bay restaurant is stunning, the ambiance totally stress free, the food sumptuous and the choices lavish. It’s a true treat. The Bay Restaurant Dusit Thani Pattaya North Pattaya Beach Road, near the Dolphin Roundabout Tel: 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2150 Email: dtpa@dusit.com www.dusit.com/dtpa


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F&B Promotions Experience Delicious Tamarind Creations at Hilton Pattaya

Choc & Cheese

INGREDIENTS Chocolate brownie 600 grams butter 1 kg brown sugar 10 pcs egg 300 grams cake flour 150 grams cocoa powder 10 grams salt

Dark chocolate mousse 6 pcs egg yolk 100 grams sugar 250 grams milk 100 grams red wine 500 grams dark chocolate 500 grams heavy cream

Cream cheese parfait 300 grams milk 75 grams sugar 90 grams egg yolk 350 grams cream cheese 90 grams icing 600 grams cream

Red wine jelly 80 grams red wine 140 grams sugar 40 grams water 5 pcs gelatin Chocolate crispy 30 grams dark chocolate 50 grams feuillantine

METHOD Chocolate brownie Preheat the oven to 165°C and prepare a baking tray with baking paper. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Slowly add the eggs until mixed well. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the mixing bowl and add the salt. Mix well. Place the brownie mixture in the baking tray and bake at 165°C for 25 minutes. Cut into 3cm x 3cm sizes for plating. Cream cheese parfait Mix the milk, sugar and egg yolks using a vanilla sauce method. Add the cream cheese and icing sugar. Mix well. Leave to cool. Whip the cream and fold in. Place in a plastic container and put in the chiller to set.

Full name:

Satiya “Ma” Thongsang Specialty: Desserts Performing @:

Scalini & Dee Lite Restaurant, Hilton & DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

Featured dish:

Choc & Cheese

For more information or reservation, call 038 253 000 or visit Pattaya.hilton.com

Sit back and relax with High Tea at Flow Cafe, Holiday Inn Pattaya Flow Café, Holiday Inn Pattaya invites you to sit back and relax with a pot of coffee or tea serve with variety of bakery items to share including finger sandwiches, smoked salmon quiche, mini beef pie, fresh fruit tart, scone with jam, macaroon and homemade chocolates. Available daily from 2 pm to 4 pm. Price 690 baht net for two people. Additional glass of sparkling wine is available for purchase at 150 baht net per glass. For more information please call 038 725 555.

Sweet Romance Afternoon Tea Dark chocolate mousse Mix egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl. Boil the milk and red wine together and pour into the bowl. Mix well, using the bain-marie method until the mixture thickens. Pour into a dark chocolate coin and mix well with a wooden spoon. Leave to cool. Whip the cream and fold in together. Place in a container and leave in the chiller until serving. Red wine jelly Soak the gelatin in water. Bring the red wine, sugar and water to the boil and add the gelatin. Pour mix into a tray and place in chiller for setting. When set, cut into 2.5cm x 1.5cm pieces. Chocolate crispy Melt the dark chocolate, tempering it and add the feuillantine. Mix well. Roll it with two plastic sheets and keep it in chiller ready for plating.

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

Hilton Pattaya invites you to enjoy a variety of delicious creations featuring ‘Tamarind’, the ingredient of February. Savor the fresh taste of seafood with tamarind at Flare restaurant, ‘Stir-fried Lobster with Tamarind Sauce’ priced at 1,750 baht and ‘Tuna and Scallop Ceviche with Spicy Tamarind Sauce’ priced at 550 baht. Experience a selection of premium delicious dishes with a fascinated atmosphere at Flare restaurant, located on level 15 from 6 pm to10:30 pm. Enjoy Thailand’s favorite unique flavor of Tamarind. Presented in a selection of dessert and light snacks such as Pandan Chiffon Cake, Cashew Caramel and Tamarind Tart, Cheese & Tamarind Mousse, Panna Cotta with Tamarind Jelly and Tamarind Chicken Empanadas. Price starts from 130 baht nett. Choose your favorite items at Drift, level 16 every day from 11am to 11pm. Indulge in a panoramic view of Pattaya bay at Horizon with a mouth-watering dessert, ‘Cashew and Tamarind Tart with Ice-cream’; sweet cashew tart comes together with sour tamarind ice-cream at 400 baht. Visit Horizon rooftop restaurant & bar on level 34 from 6 pm to 11pm.

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

at Hanuman Bar, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok’s new Executive Pastry Chef Frank Braun has created an afternoon tea set that’s designed to embrace the romantic mood and flame of passion. Sweet Romance Afternoon Tea set is full of delectable, sweet-tasting delicacies, such as rose water and mango Battenberg cake, glazed passion fruit éclair, crème brûlée, macaroons, and Williams pear and praline bar.These items are complemented by an equally delicious selection of savoury items, and the set includes a choice of tea and coffee. This exquisite new afternoon tea is served daily from 2 to 5 pm from now until February 28, 2017 and is priced at 800 baht ++. For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 162 9000 or email hanumanbar.siambangkok@kempinski.com.

Spanish Cheese ‘Fondue’ in the house at UNO MAS, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Have you ever eaten a spoon of melted chocolate, and found yourself wishing it was a strong, rich cheese instead? If so, the latest craze in cheese fondue is now on the menu at UNO MAS, Centara Grand at CentralWorld. Made using Torta del Cassar sheep cheese, one of Spain's most distinctive cheeses which comes from the Extremadura region, this fondue is guaranteed to have a rich but delicate creamy texture and taste, and its inviting aroma will envelope you as soon as you walk in the door, paired with the mouthwatering smell of freshly-baked bread. Available every Saturday night for just 1,620 baht ++, this cheese experience is only found at UNO MAS restaurant on the 54th floor, Centara Grand at CentralWorld from 4 pm to 1 am. For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255 or email: diningcgcw@chr.co.th; or make reservations online at www.unomasbangkok.com


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thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

The deVine Wine Club @ Royal Cliff Resort

Presents The Wines Of Wolf Blass

Pattaya’s foodiegentsia and oenophiles gathered recently in the opulence of the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar to enjoy the latest deVine Wine Club dinner. The host for the evening was the distinguished winemaker

Stuart Rusted from the well-known Australian wine house Wolf Blass. He had selected six excellent and varied wines to accompany the exquisite food of Executive Chef Walter Thenisch. Graciously presided over by Panga Vathanakul, managing

MIXOLOG

director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, these occasions are eagerly anticipated and enthusiastically attended At the reception area we enjoyed a glass or two of a Reisling Yellow Label Wolf Blass 2016 which paired well with the extensive selection of creative canapés. The ambiance was energized as we were all filled with high expectations for the 6-course pageant of tastes to come. Moving into the stylish interior of the Royal Grill Room, with its traditional rich teakwood décor and the soaring arched windows (plus the dulcet notes of the piano player), it just oozed with luxury and extravagance. A plate of seared yellow fin tuna loin launched the evening. This proved to be an excellent curtain raiser, the gourmet fish (known as the filet mignon of tuna) was lean and tasty. Accompanied by a delicious confit of fennel and meyer lemon on a puddle of arugula cream sauce, it was a delight. Paired with a Yellow Label Chardonnay with its medium bodied palate and soft creamy texture, it was a standout course. A pre-main course of braised wild boar ragout in red wine accompanied by a Yellow Label Pinor Noir with its vibrant, quaffable personality underlined with a subtle touch of French oak was top notch. We loved the subtleness of the creamy celery root mousseline refining the boldness of the wild boar. An innovative carrot and fresh ginger sorbet straddled the courses with its clean, bright but savoury qualities; I could have eaten a bowlful. It was now time for the main event, a roasted 65-day dry-aged Charolais beef rib eye escorted by a Shiraz 2015. This gourmet beef from the hilly region of Burgundy is famous for its quality and outstanding flavours. It was served

with a bone of intensely rich beef marrow accompanied by sautéed baby broccoli and a concentrated morrel sauce. Big, hearty flavours here which needed the deep berry and spice characters of this well structured wine to partner such a plate. A duet of cheese from down under now followed. A big mature, extra sharp cheddar called Old Croc which had been aged for 18+ months to impart its full, rich flavour was absolutely superb, especially served with two home-made jams (apple raison and cranberry) to counter balance the maturity and sharpness. This was partnered by a Tasmanian blue which started life as a creamy brie before delicate blue veins appeared to produce a soft buttery texture with fully developed flavour of a traditional blue cheese. Throw a Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 into this equation and we were in cheese and wine heaven. The wine, produced from South Australia’s finest Cabernet regions, had been expertly blended to create a wine rich in flavours of plum and blackberry but with subtle undertones. The last pour of the evening was a Pink Moscata Red Label Wolf Blass

NV to marry with a lemon tart with citron meringues and panna cotta pralines. The wine was deliciously sweet and bubbly with fruity aromas yet with an exotic musk, bright effervescent and full of life, it enhanced the lemon tart perfectly. These extraordinary wining and dining occasions at The Royal Cliff Resort offer the unique opportunity to taste vintage wines from around the world matched to a perfectly balanced menu. Gourmet food, exemplary service and attention to detail make for a very special and memorable gastro-occasion. For more details about the wine club and membership, go to the Royal Cliff website below.

The Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar is located in The Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pratanmak Road, Pattaya. Tel: (038) 250 421 or visit www.royalcliff.com Open from 18.30 to 22.30 (last orders) and closed on Tuesdays. Amex, Visa and Mastercard accepted. Dress code applies.

Hotel Promotions

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MIXOLOGIST

Sattawut “Tao” Monsin

SIGNATURE DRINK The Blue Tamarind

BIO

Bartender at Horizon restaurant & bar, Hilton Pattaya

The Blue Tamarind INGREDIENTS 2 oz 1 oz 0.5 oz 0.5 oz 2 oz

Absolut vodka lime juice Monin cinnamon syrup Monin blue syrup tamarind juice

GARNISH

sliced fresh tamarind

HOW TO MIX

Combine vodka, lime juice and cinnamon syrup in a mixing glass and shake well. Pour in a highball studio glass. Add Monin blue syrup to give it a nice blue color and top off with tamarind juice. Garnish with sliced fresh tamarind.

GLASS TYPE

Highball Studio Glass

CATEGORY Cocktail

Available at

Horizon restaurant & bar on Level 34, Hilton Pattaya from 5 pm to 1 am throughout February 2017 only


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Vol. 05 No. 03 | Feb 1-15, 2017

Valentine's Day Promotions Valentine’s Romance on the Beach

Valentine’s Day - when the whole world becomes “pink”

at InterContinental Pattaya Resort

at Red Sky restaurant on the rooftop of Centara Grand at CentralWorld

On February 14, 2017, InterContinental Pattaya Resort is transforming their private beach into the ultimate spot to dine with your valentine. Picture-perfect and idyllic for romancing, watch the sun dip down beneath the horizon together with a pre-cocktail reception with delicious canapés and a welcome drink each. Dine under the stars on an enchanting four-course set dinner menu. The resort’s acoustic band set the tone with gentle live music. The romantically inspired menu features highlights such as succulent Hokkaido scallops, a spicy crab bisque with rock lobster and a zingy granite. Choose between roasted walnutcrusted cod or Australian beef tenderloin Rossini for the main course, and fall for the chocolate and strawberry lovers’ surprise, as a sweet note to follow. This four-course set menu is priced at 6,500 baht ++ per couple. Each couple is presented with a red rose and a gift to take away. First guests can linger on the beach with petit fours and tea or coffee included. For more information and reservations, contact 038 259 888 or icpattaya@ihg.com.

Believe in Love at First Bite at Benihana Pattaya Feel the love this Valentine’s Day at Benihana Pattaya with our Utage set menu and complete your bliss with a glass of ‘The love’, secret cocktail. Priced at 4,599 baht nett per couple. For more information and reservations contact 038 412 120 ext 1395.

A Season of Love at Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya invites you and your special one to celebrate the romantic night on Valentine’s Day. The hotel offers four exclusive venues with special dining experience on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Valentine Dinner Buffet at Edge Enjoy the international dishes from around the world. Selections available include grilled seafood, steak, foie gras, lamb rack, sushi, sashimi, pizza, pasta and desserts. Priced at 1,850 baht nett per guest. Available at Edge restaurant on level 14 from 6 pm until 11 pm. Oysters & Bubbles at Flare Celebrate your love for each other in the romantic venue with six premium oysters of your choice accompanied by two glasses of sparkling wine. Priced at 1,500 baht nett per couple. Available at Flare restaurant on level 15 from 6 pm until 11 pm. Private Islands at Drift Drift offers an island package for guest to enjoy the unsurpassed views of the ocean with priced at 4,500 baht nett per island including a sharing tower of Fine de Claire, king crab and smoked eel sushi maki, foie gras, dessert and a grilled seafood platter together with two glasses of sparkling wine. Available at Drift Lobby Lounge & Bar on level 16 from 7 pm until 11 pm. Limited numbers available. Journey of Love at Horizon Celebrate love at Hilton Pattaya’s perfect rooftop restaurant and bar which offers a ‘Journey of Love’ premium three-course set menu with two glasses of sparkling wine for 5,450 baht nett per couple. Available at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar on level 34 from 7 pm until late. For more information or reservation, call 038 253 000 orpattaya.hilton.comor bkkhp_fb@hilton.com

Romantic Dinner on the Rooftop Bar at D Varee Inspiration Bar, D Varee Jomtien Beach Pattaya Celebrate your Valentine’s night to an unforgettable romantic dinner with your beloved one on the rooftop bar with the most beautiful panoramic 180-degree ocean view in Jomtien beach, Pattaya. D Varee Inspiration Bar is offering inspired 3-course set dinner menu featuring Seafood Soup as a starter, following the main dish for your choice of Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast or Herbs Crusted Salmon or Beef Filet Mignon

Get ready to fall in love all over again on Valentine Day’s this year when you celebrate at Red Sky restaurant on the rooftop of Centara Grand at CentralWorld with a lavish set menu, gently lit by romantic candlelight and surrounded by Bangkok’s epic skyline. You will start off with Amuse Bouche of Smoked Salmon Tartar, followed by a Winter Vegetable Salad with black truffle vinaigrette. Then, after a Crudo of Japanese Yellowtail and Medallions of Brittany Lobster served with caramelized cauliflower, you and your dining partner can choose a main course from a stunning selection which includes options such as Dover Sole Stuffed with Crab and Kagoshima Wagyu Beef “Wellington”. After that will come a mouthwatering dessert course My Sweet Chocolate – a white chocolate IVORI Bavarian cream, with tangy strawberry compote, fresh berries and a decadent green tea sponge. This memorable dinner menu is available from 6 pm onwards on February 14 for only 14,555 baht ++ per couple, which includes a glass of exclusive Mumm N°1 Pink Champagne, only at Red Sky restaurant on the 55th floor, Centara Grand at CentralWorld. For more information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or email: diningcgcw@chr.co.th

Be My Valentine at Sala Rim Nam, AVANI Pattaya Get together for a romantic Valentine’s Day dining experience at AVANI Pattaya. Available in Sala Rim Nam. We offer two different set menus, either an authentic Thai set or a Western, set if preferred. Priced at 3,599 baht or 4,599 nett per couple. Fall in love with our saver deal. Just book before February 10 and receive a special price of 3,000 baht or 4,000 nett per couple. Limited for reservations only! For more information and reservations contact 038 412 120

Romance De La Memorable at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien Welcome the month of love with romantic mocktail and cocktail at all F&B outlets of Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien. “First Love”, priced at 125 baht nett, is a mixture of strawberry syrup, red apple, lime juice and soda on top. “Remember Me”, priced at 205 baht nett, is a vodka mix with strawberry syrup and cherry brandy. For more information, contact 038 103 333 or email cmj@chr.co.th.

Show a Whole Lot of Love on Valentine’s Day at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok On February 14, 2017, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok invites you to make the day special with a selection of delicious dishes at two of its finest restaurants – Blue Sky Bar and Dining and Don Giovanni Italian Restaurant. • Blue Sky Bar and Dining set the scene for a romantic date on the 24th floor, with stunning night views and a sixcourse set dinner which features dishes made for sharing such as cannelloni rolls; moon US scallops with truffle oil; crab-meat ravioli with lobster sauce; Wagyu filet with truffle mashed potato or Scottish salmon and chocolate lava cake with fresh berries. • Don Giovanni is also creating a romantically-themed fourcourse dinner, served to the sounds of love songs performed live by a professional pianist. The sumptuous range of dishes include marinated oysters and Akami tuna tartar with sour caviar cream dressing; pan-fried foie gras with apple mousse; scallop ravioli; oven-baked Boston lobster or aged beef fillet with roasted root vegetables and chocolate and raspberry millefeuille with vanilla ice cream. Available from 6 to 10:30 pm, prices per couple start at just 8,000 baht ++ at Blue Sky and 7,500 baht ++ at Don Giovanni, and include a mini bottle of champagne plus gifts. To secure your booking for Valentine’s Day, call 02 541 1234 ext 4151. and the last course, Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla Ice Cream as a dessert, also complimentary 2 glasses of Rose’ Wine, priced at 1,899 baht net per couple, only February 14, 6 to 10 pm. For more information or reservation, contact 038 418 999 or email to rsvn@jomtien.dvaree.com

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


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Vol. 05 No. 03 | Feb 1-15, 2017

All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ

Premium American seven-seater SUV. New looks, advanced safety features, refined interior and Duramax diesel torque power “Hey, good looking...” I like your midlife makeover. Like a completely new Chevy Trailblazer. Look at you. New bold grille and striking LED headlamps, by John K. Lindgren redesigned robust Editor-in-chief: bumper and new carsanook.com hood (bonnet) and impressive 18-inch alloy wheels. Pattaya Today Life & Leisure test vehicle is the high-spec Chevy Trailblazer 2.5 4x2 AT LTZ. New body colors, too. Abalone White, Pull Me Over Red and Black Mettle Kettle. Interior: Climb onboard. The cabin/ cockpit and dashboard with posh piano black accents boast a new center console and center infotainment panel with 8-inch color touch screen, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system incorporates Apple Car Play and Siri Eyes Free to help keep you safe and focused on the road. Plus Bluetooth handsfree and navigation system. For passenger and driver comfort ergonomic chocolate brown leather seats with white contrast stitching, power-adjustable pilot's seat For the rear passengers a theatrestyle seating, allowing second-and third-row occupants a better all-round view. More deluxe features a foldable 10.1 inch DVD roof monitor. This is for the kids when they asking: "are we there yet?" Need of cargo space? The three-row tumble and fold-flat seating will create massive space for stuff. The new Trailblazer also boasts a marked reduction in wind noise, vibration and

harshness. (NVH). Engineering tests have shown that the interior is now two-to-four decibels quieter. Engine: Like the Chevy Colorado High Country, Trailblazer's power plant is a downsized Chevrolet Duramax 2.5-liter six-speed common-rail turbo diesel pumping out 180hp and 440Nm of torque. Diesel fuel consumption during our test drive according to the on-board computer average 11km/l and best 16.4 km/l. Not bad considering the vehicle’s 2,143kg kerb weight. Then, something of a party trick is the remote-start function on the key fob. The range is 100 meters. Just click and the engine starts and the LED’s light up. A really cool feature. Especially in the Kingdom's hot tropical midday, afternoon temperatures.​ Safety: Everything from Panic Brake Assist (PBA), to Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Plus front airbags for driver and passenger and knee airbag for the chauffeur. Important Driver Assistance features: Depending on variants, the all-new Trailblazers boasts lane departure warning, forward collision alert and tire pressure monitor. Additionally, it features auto rain sensor, auto headlamp on/off. Trailblazer also features a wide-angle view reverse camera (back up camera) with front and rear park assist. Plus the not only cool but safety-enhancing LED Daytime Running Lights which in the Scandinavian countries (DRL) are required by law. Driving: Cruising on the highway. The grand trunk road or Asian Highway 1 (AH1) compass direction North. Bangkok-Nakhon Sawan. Accelerating,

overtaking. This is what the British call motoring. And this is where the Trailblazer shines. Blazing the trail. Commanding view, sharp steering and great handling. Feeling safe, too with the Blind-Spot Warning and all the driver-assist tech. The new steering now electrically assisted makes the Trailblazer easier to handle also at town speeds and on tight bends driving in busy crowded urban environments. Take the Trailblazer for off-roading. No problem! Just switch the knob selector from 2WD to 4WD drive mode. Thanks to the big 18 inch rims and 22mm ground clearance plus enough approach and departure angle.(LTZ model). The suspension heavy duty, In front: independent , double-wishbone with coil springs and gas absorbers. Rear: five-link also with coil springs

and gas absorbers. Want to tow a boat or Jet Ski ( Sea Doo) Trailblazer has a towing capacity of 3,000 kg for trailer with brake. Verdict: In the full-size sevenseater pickup-based SUV segment, the new American premium GM Chevrolet Trailblazer built in Thailand is a now very strong contender. A test drive is recommended at your nearest Chevy dealer. The all-new Chevrolet Trailblazer comes in three variants: Trailblazer 2.5L VGT 4X2 AT LT 1,244,000 baht

Trailblazer 2.5L VGT 4X2 AT LTZ 1,379,000 baht Trailblazer 2.5L VGT 4X4 AT LTZ 1,479,000 baht All vehicles manufactured at General Motors' Rayong Plant. Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ Engine: 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel Power: 180 horsepower Maximum torque: 440 Nm Top speed: 180 km/h Fuel consumption: 11 kpl (combined) Price: 1,379,000 baht www.chevrolet.co.th

Hotel Promotions Group Getaway at AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa

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Enjoy the ultimate escape with an unforgettable group getaway for productive meetings and events that leave those taking part with fond and lasting memories. AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa is the perfect environment. From small meeting rooms to the Grand Ballroom, AVANI Pattaya brings a dedicated focus and enthusiasm to every event. Whether you are planning a strategy session, an intimate cocktail party or a celebratory banquet, when you book with AVANI Pattaya you always have the hotel's undivided attention. Enviably positioned in the heart of Pattaya with entertainment, shopping malls and the Gulf of Siam just steps away, AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa offers an exotic sanctuary with fabulous facilities to entertain every group’s preferences and interests. All enhanced by the warmest service, best location and relaxing tropical surrounds.

Le Club AccorHotels is inviting travellers to visit their wish list destination from 3,400 participating AccorHotels around the world. To qualify to win one of the ten $2017 credits, travellers need to complete a simple registration form, then book and stay at any AccorHotels’ property until February 28, 2017. The more they book and stay, the more chances they stand to win $2017 in the lucky draw and take that dream trip. The offer is exclusive to members of Le Club AccorHotels, but those who are not members can sign up for the programme instantly and free of charge.

For further enquiries, contact Sales Department at 038 412 120 or e-mail at pattaya@avanihotels.com.

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diversions music / new release Fifty Shades Darker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists

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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya MONSTER TRUCKS

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Release Date February 2, 2017 Lead Actors Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon Director Chris Wedge Writers Derek Connolly, Matthew Robinson, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger Genre Animation | Action | Adventure

Release Date February 9, 2017 Voice Actors Jenny Slate, Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Mariah Carey, Billy Dee Williams Director Chris McKay Writers Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers Genre Animation | Action | Adventure

Fifty Shades Darker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the upcoming soundtrack album to the 2017 film Fifty Shades Darker, an adaptation of E. L. James's novel of the same name. The soundtrack album is scheduled to be released through Universal Studios and Republic Records on February 10, 2017. The lead single, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever", was performed by Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik and was released on December 9, 2016. 1. I Don't Wanna Live Forever – Zayn and Taylor Swift 2. Not Afraid Anymore – Halsey 3. Pray – JRY (featuring Rooty) 4. Lies in the Dark – Tove Lo 5. No Running from Me – Toulouse 6. One Woman Man – John Legend 7. Code Blue – The-Dream 8. Bom Bidi Bom – Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj 9. Helium – Sia 10. Cruise – Kygo (featuring Andrew Jackson) 11. The Scientist – Corinne Bailey Rae 12. They Can't Take That Away from Me – José James 13. Birthday – JP Cooper 14. I Need a Good One – The Avener (featuring Mark Asari) 15. Empty Pack of Cigarettes – Joseph Angel 16. What Would It Take – Anderson East 17. What Is Love? – Frances 18. On His Knees – Danny Elfman 19. Making It Real – Danny Elfman

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp, a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

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Spa & Fitness Promotions Cheers to the two of you package

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eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya introduces romantic package to celebrate the month of love. ‘Cheer to the two of you’ package allows guest to celebrate the month of love with their loved ones by creating their own spa packages for two or more treatments and receive a complimentary voucher of afternoon tea set per couple at Drift Lobby Lounge & Bar. Available throughout February 2017 only at eforea spa on level 17 of Hilton Pattaya from 10 am to 10 pm.

Make your honey love you more with a special Valentine’s promotion, inspired by the flower of love. AVANISPA will get you in the mood for romance. Sensual therapies. The sweet scent of rose. Let the expert therapists prepare you for a dreamy night out. Let yourself go with a love mood massage. Oils infused with the scent of rose will seduce the senses as each gentle stroke eases your tension away. Share 60 minutes of complete bliss with your partner or be pampered alone in preparation. With every muscle relaxed, slip into a sweetness rose bath. The subtle aromas will soak into your skin as you bathe in the goodness of the flower. Leave fragrant with the scent of roses, feeling pampered and calm. This special promotion runs from February 1 to 28 throughout the month of love. Priced at 1,500 baht nett per person or 2,500 baht nett for a couple, it’s easy to take advantage of this wonderful offer.

For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email pattaya.eforeaspa@hilton.com.

Rose-Infused Couple’s Journey at Cense by Spa Cenvaree, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien In your private couple’s spa suite, experience the ultimate in “scentual” decadence with this luxurious spa ritual. Your 90-minute experience includes foot cleansing ritual, bespoke body massage, mini signature organic facial and refreshment. Take home a complimentary exclusive gift set with rose water face mist and rose body lotion. Special price of 1,850 baht nett per person or 2,550 baht nett per couple. For more information or reservations, contact 038 103 333 ext 5 or email censecmj@chr.co.th.

Welcoming 2017 with Stay Fit for Life at Lifestyles on 26, Centara Grand at CentralWorld Lifestyles on 26, located on 26th floor, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, offers an alternative choice with modern and fully equipped facilities with an expert advice to enhance the quality of your safety and workout as well as other related facilities including water, towels, swimming pool, varieties of classes, etc. Lifestyles on 26 has launched its latest membership promotion that may suit you as the followings: • Purchase a group membership at 38,000 baht and receive 5 percent discount (only 36,000 baht) – a group of 3 people receive 1 month free • Purchase an off-peak membership (9 am to 5 pm) at 25,000 baht For more information, call 02 100 6299.

To book your romantic spa session, call in advance on 038 412 120 ext1711 or email spa.vpat@avanihotels.com.

Pink Passion Spa Retreat at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine’s Day to remember with a thorough pampering at Devarana Spa where, in celebration of the month of love, they are offering a Pink Passion body scrub and a blissful massage inspired by the vibrant colours of romance. Featuring dragon fruit and pink rose as the main ingredients, the lukewarm Pink Passion body scrub is high in AHA acid, which helps to rejuvenate skin cells. Fresh rose petals and rice granules meanwhile further nourish the skin. After the body scrub, the relaxing journey is made complete with a relaxing massage of your choice. The Pink Passion Spa Retreat is available throughout February 2017 at all Devarana Spas in Thailand. The 1.5-hour Pink Passion Spa Retreat includes 30-minute Pink Passion Body Scrub and 60-minutw Aromatic Oil Massage of your choice. Price is 2,950 baht ++ per person or 5,500 baht ++ per couple. For more information, contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or pattaya@devaranaspa.com.

Luminous Spa highlights the amazing benefits of coconut, a tropical fruit that can be found in Thailand, throughout the months of January to March 2017. Fresh coconut and coconut oil have been scientifically proven for skin benefits including softening skin and helping relieve dryness and flaking, preventing wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots with completely non-toxic to humans. This 95-minute therapy begins with a body scrubbing with white fresh coconut scrub and followed by a body massage with coconut oil and hot pouch compress on neck and shoulder. 3,300 baht ++ for 1 person 5,900 baht ++ for 2 persons Luminous Spa is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. For reservations, call 038 933 888 ext 333.

Rose Infused Ritual for Him and Her at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya From January to February 2017, two hours of rose-scented bliss await couples at Spa Cenvaree in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya with the Rose-Infused 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.

Muay Thai Knee Muay Thai knee techniques are as important in Muay Thai as any other. Knee (khao) is one of the lethal weapons in Muay Thai. The effectiveness of the knee is equal to that of the elbow if the boxer can execute it properly with a good technique and timing. Perform the technique by raising the knee to attack; this may a bit harder for beginners as it requires proper balance maintaince when attacking. The main characteristic of the knee is you generally have to be at close-quarter with your opponent, but sometimes you can use the knee to attack the opponent while you are in long range such as flying knee kick. In most cases to use the knee you have to try to grab the opponent's neck, in order to "lock" and attack. However, when you clinch and knee, you may be attacked by the opponent's elbow strike The effective way to use Muay Thai knee techniques properly is by thrusting it straight upwards. The targets for the knees are the area around the body upwards towards the chin. The knee attack has to be straight, powerful, and sharp. The knee also should easily turn into a kick for pushing the opponent away in order to prevent the counter attack and double up the pain to the opponent. To increase the agility of Muay Thai knees the practictioner

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should practice knee throwing frequently. Learn to mislead the opponent by the weapon and angle of attack before using the weapons. The proper Muay Thai knee techniques thrust must move straight not wavering towards other directions. The tip of the foot must be pointed to be ready to use a kick. Muay Thai Knee Techniques • Khao trong – Straight knee • Khao dode – Jumping knee • Khao nui – Small knee • Khao kratai – Rabbit knee • Khao la – Farewell knee • Khao lod – Lower knee • Khao loi – Flying knee • Khao chiang – Diagonal knee • Khao khong – Curving knee • Khao tat – Horizontal knee • Khao top – Knee slap • Khao yao – Knee bomb • Khao loi – Flying knee • Khao yiap – Step-up knee

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Hotel Promotions North Hill City Resort and Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa welcome travelers for Valentine’s Day vacations

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa Experience Unique Luxury in Vietnam’s Hidden Pearl The proud flagship of JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort and Spa, opened its doors last week, making it the first international luxury hotel brand on Phu Quoc island. The resort offers a selection of 243 lavish rooms, suites, apartments and villas. Bill Bensley’s whimsical touches now blend harmoniously with modern comfort and JW worldclass service to make an exceptional stay. At a 54-sqm minimum, the resort’s guest rooms provide generous space for indulgence. Let your imagination run wild. The design narrative is based on a mythical academy of learning with each building on the premises modeled after an academic department. Famed architect Bill Bensley has woven his magic into every detail. The emerald color of the ocean paints a perfect backdrop to the palate on which the architecture thrives. Each detail has been carefully crafted in accordance to its inspiration. Wherever you turn in this resort, there are no two spaces which are alike. Experience culinary wonders at the resort's three restaurants and contemporary bars. The resort’s talented chefs source local fresh produce and the finest ingredients from the world market, masterfully preparing authentic flavors. Tempus Fugit (meaning “Time Flies” in English) offers three distinctive dining experiences where chefs showcase their culinary craftsmanship through authentic Vietnamese cuisine, a contemporary Japanese kitchen and classic French delights. Red Rum, the beachside seafood grill, will fire up some fresh local produce in a casual setting. The crown jewel is Pink Pearl, serving exquisite Cantonese cuisine in a splendid beachfront mansion. Last but not least is Department of Chemistry Bar, where the resort’s “chemists” are mixing up some delicious elixirs while you admire beautiful Emerald Bay. There is no shortage of enriching experiences in this resort. Guests Tempus Fugit Restaurant

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Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, North Hill City Resort and Sireeampan Boutique Resort and Spa are excited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with several special offers. Known by locals as the “rose of the North,” Chiang Mai is the perfect destination for travelers looking for a combination of adventure, relaxation and romance amongst a breathtaking mountain setting. Sireeampan Boutique Resort & Spa The resort is offering a Chiang Mai Getaway Package, for those looking to celebrate the holiday with their friends and families. Priced at 25,500 baht for two guests, a 40 percent discount, the package includes the following: - Two nights’ accommodations in a Studio Room - Daily anywhere anytime breakfast - Round trip airport transfer - An off-site excursion to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai’s most significant and prominent temple - Round trip transfer and admission for two at Mae-sa Elephant Camp, the largest assembly of domesticated elephants in northern Thailand, and a visit to the Orchid and Butterfly Farm complete with a lunch packed for two - An outing to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, a marketplace that comes to life after dark, featuring a variety of local designer goods, clothing, accessories and local Thai goods For more information or reservation, email info@sireeampan.com or visit www.sireeampan.com. North Hill City Resort The new five-star resort is offering a Weekday Package offering up to 40 percent savings. Priced at 17,000 baht, the package includes: - Three nights’ accommodations in a North Hill Deluxe Room - Daily breakfast for two - Complimentary airport transfer Additionally, the resort will offer a Valentine Afternoon High Tea for 1,000 baht. Created for couples inspired by Thai herbs and flowers, guests will enjoy the experience in the beautiful courtyard. Both resorts can also coordinate off-site experiences such as outings to the lost city of Wiang Kum Kam and the Monk Monasteries. For more information or reservation, email info@northhillcityresort.com or visit www.northhillcityresort.com.

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can stroll along Rue de Lamarck and find the most exquisite local crafts from carefully selected artisanal boutiques. For those cultural enthusiasts who are seeking enriching experiences, a full range of cultural events and daily rituals are scheduled here, waiting to be explored. For a more leisurely pace, guests laze at the resort’s pristine beach or one of the outdoor pools; experience Spa by JW and make

use of the many entertainment and recreation facilities. Meetings are redefined in this imaginative 1,100-sqm meeting space, 715-sqm grand ballroom and spacious breakout rooms elegantly designed to suit every meeting purpose. Whether you are looking to organize a world-class summit, conferences or an unforgettable wedding reception, the resort’s dedicated event professionals will ensure all requests are flawlessly fulfilled. This extraordinary new resort will be brought to life through the exemplary service that has elevated JW Marriott to become one of the world’s most respected luxury hotel brands. Opening rate starts from VND 9,000,000 (~USD 400) including breakfast for two persons and VND 1,100,000 (~USD50) daily resort credit. Opening offer can be booked via http://bit.do/PQCJW. A world of fantasies awaits to be unveiled. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa Eco-Tourism at Bai Khem, Phu Quoc District An Thoi Town Vietnam Tel: +84-77-3779999 www.marriott.com/pqcjw

The most romantic day of all only comes once a year, so why not make some plans or surprise your loved one with a unique city getaway, where you can pamper each other to your heart's content with blissful views, the top-class service and facilities and specially-designed Valentine's package options at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Rates start from 5800 baht ++ per night for a minimum stay of two consecutive nights in a Deluxe Room, and the package is available for booking from now until February 17, 2017 (for the period of stay February 10-19, 2017). The lavish 2017 “Sweet Valentine’s Day” package offers guests one romantic dinner at Blue Sky restaurant, which includes one bottle of sparkling wine, private butler service, romantic dinner decorations and a photo souvenir, free daily buffet breakfasts at Chatuchak Café restaurant or in-room dining, homemade chocolates and a selection of fine coffees and teas, unlimited in-room internet access, a 20 percent discount on food and beverages at all hotel outlets, a 20 percent discount on spa packages at the hotel’s Spa Cenvaree, a free one-way transfer hotel to airport with stays of three consecutive nights or more, and a rose decoration in guest room. For reservations, contact Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4116-19 or email reservationcglb@chr.co.th.


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Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts accelerates expansion plans after inking record number of deals in 2016 2016 was a momentous year for Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, marked by the appointment of its new CEO, Olivier Chavy, which made global headlines. This ushered in a new era for the hospitality firm, which also unveiled a fresh new logo and corporate identity to better reflect its warmth and inherent ‘Swissness’.

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he Switzerland-based global hospitality firm also fast-tracked its global expansion plans in 2016, signing a record number of management contracts for new properties across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, which already operates 83 hotels worldwide, inked deals for more than 13 new properties in key growth markets, growing its total development pipeline by onethird to 33-plus hotels. This will add more than 9,000 extra keys to Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts’ growing inventory over the next four years, with all pipelined properties currently on track to open by the end of 2020. New deals signed in 2016 will see the company debut in several locations across the Middle East and Asia including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and, in the UAE, the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. “2016 was our most successful year yet in terms of the number of new hotels we signed, which averaged more than one a month and grew our pipelined portfolio by more than 30 per cent,” said Olivier Chavy, president and CEO. “We not only consolidated our position in key growth markets such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand, where we are now a dominant player, but signed management agreements for properties in strategic locations

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where we will introduce the Mövenpick brand for the first time, in some cases, setting new hospitality standards that we believe will become an industry benchmark. We enter 2017 in high confidence, building on our achievements over the past 12 months with firm plans to further grow our portfolio in line with our ambitious global expansion strategy. We’re well on track to operating over 100 properties by 2020.” The regional breakdown In Asia, where Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts currently operates 11 properties with 20 more in the pipeline, the company signed five new properties, three of which were in Thailand - Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok (2017), Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai (2017) and Mövenpick Resort Mai Khao (2018). The company also signed deals for Mövenpick Hotel Khulna, its first property in Bangladesh, and Mövenpick Hotel Quang Binh in Vietnam, both of which are scheduled to open in 2020. At the same time, the 260-room Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya on popular Na Jomtien Beach opened for business – the first five-star property outside of Pattaya’s city centre. In the Middle East, currently home to 31 Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts properties with twelve more in the development pipeline, Continued on page 4/24

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Property

Is it Time for the Big Mac Financial Meltdown?

Recently I read an interesting article that was published by Simon Black on his own website, www. SovereignMan.com Simon referred to the internationally acclaimed weekly newspaper The Economist which had published its first-ever “Big Mac Index” (BMI) over 30 years ago back in September 1986, which has been updated and republished every year since. The “Big Mac Index” (BMI) was originally written as an amusing and entertaining way for the publication to indicate or give a point of reference as to whether international currencies are valued properly by the prices of Big Mac hamburgers around the world and how they compare with one another. One would think that the price of a Big Mac should be the same from one country to another; whether it is purchased in Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv or Montreal, a Big Mac is a Big Mac. Right? Let’s face it, a Big Mac consists of two 1.6 oz (45.4 g) 100 per cent beef patties, "special sauce" (a variant of Thousand Island dressing), iceberg lettuce, American cheese, pickles, and onions, served in a three-part sesame seed bun. It’s exactly the same worldwide. Simon’s ar ticle was well equipped with pricing statistics and noted, for example, that a Big Mac currently sells for 49 pesos in Mexico, the equivalent of about US $2.23 or 78 baht. From Mexico Simon took us to Switzerland, where the popular

sandwich sells for 6.50 francs (US $6.35 or 222 baht). That meant that a Big Mac in Switzerland costs 2.8 times as much as the exact same burger in Mexico, and that begs the question: what’s the difference between a Big Mac in Switzerland and a Big Mac in Mexico that would allow for such a difference in price? The answer: absolutely nothing! But 2.8 times is clearly extreme (I would say exorbitant). It suggests that the Mexican peso is undervalued when compared to the Swiss franc. Last month The Economist published the most recent BMI; to almost no one’s surprise it revealed that when compared to almost every currency in the world the US dollar is currently far too strong. In fact, it is dangerously overvalued! For example, the average Big Mac price in the US is $5.06 (177 baht), according to The Economist—17 percent higher than in January 2013. That prompted a satirical comment from Simon, “not that there’s been any inflation in the United States!” In the Euro Zone, the average price of a Big Mac is 3.88 euros (about US $4.06 or 142 baht) and that indicates that the euro is 20 percent undervalued against the US dollar. Now here is where the BMI pricing parity really starts to come unhinged: in countries like Malaysia, South Africa, and Russia, Big Mac prices are so cheap that their local currencies against the

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

US dollar are more than 60 percent undervalued. The U.S. dollar being overvalued is not something to be excited about as if it is some kind of economic reward. I could not agree with Simon more when he says, “It’s not an indication that America is #1, the dollar is King, or that the US economy is strong.” I also agree 100 percent that this is clearly a bubble and one that is about to burst. Simon went on in his article to remind us about the 1990s and the infamous dot-com bubble. Remember the ridiculous stock prices of those hilarious websites like Webvan.com that raised $375 million (13.1 billion baht), with shares trading at around $30 (1,050 baht) and the company was valued at $1.2 billion (42 billion baht) at its peak. Then Webvan stock fell from $30 dollars (1,050 baht) a share to just 6 cents (2 baht) a share. This current US dollar bubble, according to most economic pundits, has been growing for more than two years and it is not looking good; in fact, it looks imminently close to crashing. We a re n ow l o o k i n g a t catastrophic differences between international currencies and the U.S. dollar that are extreme and precarious; they in no way make any sense as they are completely irrational when considering normal and healthy currency exchange rates. Don’t be fooled: it’s not just Big Macs, Whoppers and Quarter

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

Pounders that are overvalued; it’s virtually everything you purchase. The entire American economy is overvalued. Did you know that when measuring the US dollar’s value against the world’s currencies by using the “US Dollar Index” it shows the dollar currently at its highest level in more than 14 years? Can you imagine the pressure this puts on politicians and policymakers not to mention the mainstream media as they are all going half mad trying to hide and gloss over the obvious? Figures don’t lie, but politicians, policymakers and the mainstream media sure do, and the current economy in America is making them crazy trying to act like “All is well.” It was reported in the Wall Street Journal just a couple weeks ago that Donald Trump called the US dollar “too strong. And it’s killing us.” In less than 24 hours from the time Trump made this announcement the dollar index fell 1 percent. The overvalued dollar is “a drag on U.S. growth” was the latest comment from Fed Chair

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

Janet Yellen. While it may be near impossible to predict exactly when this deflation begins and the bubble bursts, we know that financial controllers will stretch this currency with more printed money to the very end. Even though America’s two most powerful policymakers want a weaker dollar, it doesn’t take an economic pundit to know what’s going to happen. So here’s the silver lining-perhaps your big opportunity if you are holding US dollars which are dangerously overvalued while many foreign currencies are greatly undervalued against the dollar. Simon Black’s closing sentiments were classic when he wrote, “The old saying in investing is Buy Low, Sell High and it also works the other way: Sell High, Buy Low.” So to end this commentary on a positive note: the opportunities right now are huge for those able to get rid of their overvalued US dollars which are at a 14-year high, and exchange them for undervalued foreign currencies and assets which, in many cases, are at their lowest on record.

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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Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts accelerates expansion plans after inking record number of deals in 2016 four new management agreements were signed. They included the newly opened Mövenpick Hotel Al Aziziyah Doha, in Qatar, plus Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Burj Business Bay, Dubai, UAE and Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Tahlia, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which are both set to open in 2018. The 550-room Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has a mooted 2019 opening date. 2016 also saw the opening of the 228-room Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – a unique European-style hotel which is Mövenpick’s third property in the Kingdom’s city. In Africa, where the firm has 25 properties and four more in active development, the company opened a landmark property, the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, with 503 rooms and Morocco’s largest congress centre. It is the firm’s third property in Morocco, with the two others located in Casablanca and Tangier. Deals have also been signed for properties in Tunisia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Cote d’Ivoire. In Europe, the company currently operates 21 properties and plans to open the 262-key Mövenpick Congress Hotel Stuttgart, Germany and the 260key Mövenpick Hotel Basel, Switzerland in 2019. Green Globe In 2016, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts made history as the most ‘Green Globe certified hotel company in the world’. The certification body’s 2015 report revealed the Swiss hospitality firm

had an overall average compliance score of 84 per cent, an impressive 2.5 per cent higher than the average of all Green Globe certified members worldwide (81.5 per cent). At the end of 2016, more than 63 of the company’s properties were Green Globe certified and more than half of those (35), had achieved the prestigious Green Globe Gold Member status, with more currently working towards this standard. Awards 2016 also saw a long list of properties recognised by renowned programmes such as the World Travel Awards, Haute Grandeur Awards and Condé Nast Traveler Awards. At the World Travel Awards, Mövenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea was named ‘Best Luxury Resort Spa 2016’; Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach was crowned ‘Best Luxury Contemporary/Stylish Hotel 2016’; and Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi received the ‘Best Boutique Hotel in South East Asia 2016’ accolade. In Europe, Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center was ranked 9th in Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Top 10 Best Hotels of

Amsterdam’ listing and Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul was named one of US News and World Reports’ ‘Best Hotels in Europe’ 2016-2017. 2017 development plans In 2017, nine properties are on schedule to open across Asia and Africa. The company will mark its debut in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Kenya with the openings of Mövenpick Resort and Spa Jimbaran Bali, Mövenpick Hotel Colombo and Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi. The remaining four new properties on track to open this year are: Mövenpick Hotel Les Berges Du Lac Tunis in Tunisia, Mövenpick Resort and Spa Boracay in the Philippines and in Thailand, Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok and Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai. “We start the year as we mean to go on, forging ahead with our ambitious development plans, building on our sustainability successes, and bringing our awardwinning Swiss hospitality to new locations across the globe,” concluded Chavy.

Shinwa Group plans to develop the pilot project Shinwa Group, a large Japanese developer, plans to build “Runesu” brand to attract Japanese and those preferring authentic Japanese living, set to officially launch “Runesu Thonglor 5,” the pilot project worth over 1.2 billion baht within the first quarter. It eyes to launch another project in a potential location, totaling two projects in two years worth altogether over 2.4 billion baht with a strong confidence in Sigma Beam, the patent innovation of Runesu’s structure—only one in the world which can maximize usable space by up to 40 percent. Tomoyasu Yamabe, co-CEO of W-Shinwa Co., Ltd., says that Shinwa Group was founded 60 years ago with the headquarter in Osaka. It is a large conglomerate with many subsidiaries and affiliates. Its property development business is renowned and well-accepted that it is one of the leading property developers in the industry. The property development business covers all categories including condominium, serviced apartment, hotel, property management, onsen and automatic car parking system. It has a policy to

expand an investment in overseas. It selects Thailand as it is confident in property investment potential which has good growth. Investing in Thailand will be a solid base to expand into other countries in the region like the Philippines, Myanmar and Cambodia as Thailand is the center of Southeast Asia. Overseas investment will also include other attractive destinations like USA and Europe. Developed by W-Shinwa Co., Ltd, Runesu Thonglor 5 will be located on a one-rai plot of land on Soi Thonglor 5. It is a low-rise condominium with an eight-storey building and a total of 156 units. There are two types including one and two bedroom sized from 29 to 65 square meter with prices starting from 4.9 million baht. It is designed to feature authentic Japanese living which will be a new phenomenon in Thai property sector with the use of some construction materials and decorative items imported from Japan, for example, new bathroom

system where floor can be dried very quickly within three minutes and Kara Kara Tile, a new tile technology from Japan which can help control moisture and prevent dust mites. Common area and facilities will feature Japanese garden, onsen swimming pool originated from Japan, golf practice area, auto parking system, security system and etc. It is set to have an official launch in the second quarter of 2017. Construction will start in the third quarter 2017, being sched-uled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2018. Project sales value is over 1.2 billion baht.


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Volume 6

Legal Advice L E G A L A DV I C E Dealing with Debts

Issue 02

1-15 february 2017

by Magna Carta Law Office

Debt is an amount of money borrowed by one party from another with an arrangement that gives the borrower permission to borrow money subject to contractual terms regarding the amount and timing of repayments of principal and interest. Debt should be taken with a clear intention of paying it back. Debtors are legally responsible for paying the debts they legitimately owe. If I do not pay off my debts, am I going to go to jail? You cannot be sent to jail, or even be arrested for owing a debt, regardless of the amount involved. However, you could face court action over unpaid debts. Can a creditor take legal action against a debtor without a written contract? A loan of money for a sum exceeding 2,000 baht in capital is not enforceable by action unless there is written evidence of the loan signed by the borrower. No repayment of a loan of money evidenced by writing may be proved unless there is written evidence signed by the lender, or the document evidencing the loan has been surrendered to the borrower or cancelled.

Can a creditor force entry into my property? A creditor has no right to forcibly enter your property to take control of your goods or to seize anything as a repayment of the debt. To collect an unsecured debt, the general rule is that most creditors must first file a lawsuit against the debtor and win the court judgment.

bankrupt, or his whereabouts in Thailand are unknown. If the guarantor can prove that the debtor has the means to perform and that execution would not be difficult, the creditor must first make execution against the property of the debtor.

Will I be responsible for my fiancée’s debts after we get married? If your fiancée is personally liable for a debt incurred before or during your marriage, it shall first be settled out of her personal assets; however, if her personal assets are not sufficient to settle the debt in full, it shall be satisfied out of her portion of your joint assets.

Will I be liable to pay for my dead parents’ debts? In most cases you are not liable for another person’s debt when they die, unless you are a guarantor or co-borrower on the account. If there are any assets left, they must be used to cover the debts left by the deceased before distributing anything to the heirs. Creditors may claim repayment of the loan against the guarantor only within one year after the death of the borrower.

What will happen if my relative has stopped paying for the loan that I signed as a guarantor? As soon as the debtor is in default, the creditor is entitled to demand settlement from the guarantor by sending a letter of notice to the guarantor within 60 days commencing from the date of default. A creditor cannot request a guarantor to settle the debts of the debtor unless the notice has been duly received. W h e n t h e c re d i t o r demands settlement of the debt from the guarantor, the guarantor may require that the debtor be first called upon to settle unless the debtor has been adjudged

What is the maximum interest rate a creditor can legally charge? Interest shall not exceed 15 percent per year; when a higher rate of interest is fixed by the contract, it shall be reduced to 15 percent per year. Interest shall not bear interest. The parties to a loan of money may, however, agree that the interest due for not less than one year shall be added to the capital, and that the whole shall bear interest. Any such agreement must be made in writing and signed by both parties. If it is agreed in a contract that interest is payable, but no rate is specified, the court will order, as prescribe the law that the parties agree to the rate of 7.5 percent per year.

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Volume 6

Issue 02

1-15 february 2017

Business News Farm in Love Trusts in Tata Honda ranked 1st two years in a Motors Pickup Trucks row in passenger car market

Farm in Love, a leader in food, beverage and real estate development – popularizing itself from “Khao Gaeng Nang Fah” with more than 10 food outlets nationwide has secured a fleet of five Tata pickup trucks as their workhorse in supporting business transport and operations. Farm in Love (Plc.) has generated a tremendous success and popularity in Thailand throughout the years and recently purchased a fleet of pickup trucks from Tata Motors; the Tata Xenon Double Cab DLS, for transport of products and various produces to multiple outlets of Farm in Love including the Salad and Steak by Farm in Love

and 10 other food eateries. Farm in Love restaurants and eateries have recently been popular for its organic, high quality ingredients and delicious taste – with a reasonable price of only 19 baht for a plate of curry over rice. Prangphisut (Fah) Daengdej, chief executive officer, commented on the Tata Xenon Double Cab, “We have chosen to use Tata pickup trucks as we want to work with a company that holds similar business fundamentals like us, providing the best quality product, durable and available at a competitive price. Our choice of workhorse is the Tata Xenon Double Cab as we need

an everyday pickup truck that is dependable and efficient in carrying our products, ingredients and goods to various routes and outlets.” Prangphisut added, “We have more than 10 eateries in Bangkok and two more in Chiang Mai. This year our goal is to expand our food and beverage business to an additional 100 outlets nationwide. If we can meet this goal, we will have to rely further on many more commercial vehicles. We will trust in Tata Motors vehicles to be part of this success.” Sanjay Mishra, chief executive officer, Tata Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. commented on Farm in Love’s interest on products from Tata Motors “We are very pleased that a company that is popular on a national level such as Farm in Love is interested in our products. It proves that product lines from Tata Motors cater to the need of durable pickup trucks, sold at a competitive price and very efficient on the road and suitable for business and transport use. We expect to introduce new products to the Thai market to help expand and serve a variety of transportation.”

Emirates to launch daily flights to Croatia Introducing the only first class cabin product between the Middle East and Zagreb Emirates announced that it will further expand its European network with the introduction of a daily flight from Dubai to Zagreb (ZAG), the capital of Croatia from June 1. The new southeast European destination will be served by an Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft, the only wide-body service operating to/from Zagreb. “Emirates has had a commercial presence in Croatia since 2003, so to launch full operations is a natural progression. Emirates is pleased to have this opportunity to add such a picturesque destination to our global route network. We look forward to working with our partners and stakeholders in Croatia to provide our world renowned service to our customers on our young, modern fleet of aircraft. We are also committed to our contribution to growing the trade and tourism flows between Croatia and Dubai, as well as encouraging incoming tourism from the Middle East and Asia Pacific, where Emirates operates 45 destinations,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer. The new Zagreb flight opens a whole new exciting region for Emirates’ passengers to explore. The city itself is steeped in culture and history, with an abundance of charming pavement cafes and restaurants to be enjoyed during the spring and summer months. Located in the northwest of the country, the capital city offers easy access to the mountains and national parks for energetic travellers to hike, or visitors can simply admire the natural beauty and capture the stunning vistas for Instagram or the holiday photo album. During the winter months, the ski resort of Sljeme on Medvednica mountain is just a 20 minute drive away and is a great alternative to the busy Alpine slopes. On Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, the picturesque resort of Split and the exclusive islands of Hvar and Brac can be found. Further around the coast, the UNESCO protected historical centre of Dubrovnik tempts visitors with its baroque cathedral and distinctive walled Old Town, which may have caught the eye of TV fans as ‘King’s Landing’ in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones.

The city’s stunning architecture has also been selected by Disney as a filming location for the latest in the Star Wars franchise, Episode VIII, out later in 2017. The country is a popular destination for business and leisure travel from around the world, in particular with tourists from Far Eastern destinations like South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Singapore, plus Australia. The favourable flight times offered on Emirates’ new service will make travelling to Zagreb from these markets and many more, a more seamless and enjoyable experience. The new flights will not only benefit travellers in Croatia, but also those in neighbouring Slovenia and even the southern regions of Hungary and Austria making it more convenient to travel with Emirates to Dubai and beyond. Visiting the airline’s home of Dubai for leisure or business, in a choice of three different cabins, on a modern, wide-body aircraft, is now a viable option. Onward travel to Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, or Sydney, Melbourne, Maldives, Seychelles and Sri Lanka can all be reached with less than four hours’ transit time. From the perspective of trade and commerce, the whole southeast Europe region will now be more accessible to businesses in the Middle East and beyond, an area previously unreached by an Emirates route. Emirates’ daily 777 service will also offer up to 16 tonnes of cargo per flight, opening up access to more global markets for Croatian exports, and to support trade.

Reinforcing its favorite car brand image by winning fifth year in a row for Trusted Brand Award

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. announced its 2016 sales performance and reinforced its no.1 position in Thailand’s passenger car market with the most accumulative sales from January to December 2016 at 107,342 units (including Honda BR-V, HR-V and CR-V). Honda’s market share rose to 32.7 percent from 31.5 percent in 2015. This success has made Honda the champion for passenger cars two years in a row (2015 and 2016). Total passenger car sales in Thailand in 2016 were 328,053 units which is 7.9 percent lower than the total sales in 2015 of 356,065 units. Overall automobile market sales (including commercial and passenger cars) in Thailand in 2016 were 768,788 units, a 3.9 percent decline from 2015 with sales in that year of 799,632 units. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, chief operating officer, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “In 2016, Thailand’s automotive industry faced another challenging year due to slowdown in the domestic economy. However, Honda’s market share grew and we have been ranked no. 1 in the passenger car market for two years in a row. This represents another significant success for Honda and derives from customer trust and strong feedback about products that we launched last year such as Honda BR-V, Honda Civic, Honda Accord and Honda Accord Hybrid.” In 2017, Honda remains determined to introducing a strong lineup of innovative automobiles beginning with The New Honda City, a popular subcompact car with the highest sales in the subcompact segment. The new Honda City comes with a sportier and more luxurious exterior and interior, and

is also fully equipped with new comfort and safety features to fulfill the perfect life. Additionally, Honda will be launching many new models this year to serve all people’s lifestyles and stands ready to leverage our service to the next level to ensure the highest customer satisfaction. In addition to the success in sales, one of the greatest sources of pride for Honda is the “Outstanding Brand Image for a Trusted Brand” award from the Thailand Automotive Quality Awards (TAQA) for the fifth year in a row. "This truly reflects strong customer satisfaction with highestquality products, services and a range of corporate social responsibility programs. Honda will continue to create and deliver the best value for our customer and Thai society, reinforcing our commitment to being a company that society wants to exist.” Pitak added. The Honda Khiang Khang Thai Fund, under the Honda Thailand Foundation continues its mission to help Thai people who are affected by natural disasters by donating at the “Pracharat Ruamjai for helping southern flood victims” event a total value of 30 million baht which included 10 million baht and 700 units of high pressure washers worth 20 million baht for those who suffered from floods in 12 southern provinces. And in December 2016, the Fund donated 4,500 sets of survival bags and essential supplies including bottled drinking water, t-shirts, life vests and tents valued at a combined 3.5 million baht for flood victims in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Phatthalung province. For Honda car owners in the affected areas, Honda offered 30 percent discounts on those auto parts that are not included in the customer’s car insurance policy.


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Volume 6

Issue 02

1-15 february 2017

Business News The all-new Nissan Note sets new benchmark for eco cars Continuing its eco car leadership, Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. launched the all-new Nissan Note, its third eco car model boasting many class-leading safety technology innovations. The all-new Note will be available from March 17, 2017. Speaking at the launch, Antoine Barthes, president, Nissan Motor (Thailand) said the all-new Nissan Note made a number of the latest safety technologies, elements of Nissan's Intelligent Mobility concept, available for the first time to Thai motorists driving compact cars. "With the all-new Nissan Note, we are confirming our leadership in the eco car segment and underlining Nissan's commitment to deliver the very latest technologies to the broadest range of customers, not just the premier segment," Barthes said. “Nissan's Intelligent Mobility encompasses three core areas of innovation that inspire how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society, namely, Intelligent Driving, Intelligent Power and Intelligent Integration. In the all-

new Note, Nissan is introducing key technologies, particularly in the Intelligent Driving area, which mean customers get more confidence through increased safety, control and comfort for everyone on board," he added. The all-new Note arrives in Thailand hot on the heels of its huge success in Japan, the world's most technologically-demanding auto market. Last November the newest model Note for the Japan market became the top-selling vehicle in that country. Nissan Motor’s Sachiko Aoki, chief product specialist, highlighted the all-new Nissan Note’s design inspiration and technological innovations under the concept of “Dynamic & Innovative Compact”. The all-new Note offers a roomy and relaxed interior, enhanced horizontal movement and best-inclass space. But the Note’s really outstanding offerings are the best-in-class safety innovations to helps drivers avoid accidents of various kinds, such as Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Intelligent Forward Emergency

Braking (FEB), Pedestrian Forward Emergency Braking (PFEB) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). And with four cameras for the front, rear and sides, the Nissan Note offers compact class firsts with Around View Monitor (AVM) and Moving Object Detection (MOD). All of this Intelligent Driving technology makes drivers and passengers more relaxed so they can enjoy the smooth power delivered by the in-line 3-cylinder DOHC 1,198cc displacement engine with a maximum power output of 79 PS, with XTRONIC CVT D-Step transmission that not only enhances the fun of driving but also provides superb fuel efficiency (FE) as well. Nissan's leadership of the eco car segment in Thailand began in 2010 with the launch of Thailand's first eco car, the Nissan March, which was quickly followed by the first eco-car sedan, the Nissan Almera in 2011. Such was the success of these two models that Nissan was the first eco car producer to celebrate cumulative production of 500,000 eco car units in July, 2016. Some 50 per cent of Nissan's eco car

production has been exported to more than nine countries, including Japan, underlining the world-class manufacturing quality delivered by Nissan Motor Thailand's skilled Thai workforce. According to Nissan Motor Thailand's vice president, Marketing, Sureetip La-Ongthong Chomthongdee, the all-new Nissan Note is determined to win the hearts and minds of young, stylish and modern Thai motorists by offering the "Best mobility of modern life”. “The all-new Nissan Note is a dynamic and innovative compact eco car. It achieves energetic and aerodynamic design without compromising utility and comfort. It offers class-leading safety levels, encompassing innovative technologies, and class-leading space for family and friends." The

launch will be supported by a 360 degree marketing communications campaign, utilizing both traditional and online channels, under the theme of “Best mobility of modern life.” From today until March 15, the all-new Nissan Note will be offered with a special introductory saving of 20,000 baht for the first 2,017 customers making a booking, on a first come first served basis, for delivery starting from March 17 onward. Customers can check for details of the celebratory promotion at their local Nissan dealers nationwide or Nissan’s online channels. The all-new Nissan Note comes with two grade levels; V and VL, and six colors: Radiant Red, Sweet Pink, Plum, White Pearl, Brilliant Silver and Black Star.

Anantara Vacation Banyan Tree Bangkok welcomes Michelin Club enters Dubai Awarded Spanish chef Diego Campos and son

Anantara Vacation Club announced that its club developer entity has secured access to luxury apartment units at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort for its Club Points Owners to enjoy. “With this first step, we will be able to meet our Club Points Owners’ growing demand for inventory in the Middle East” said Maurizio Bisicky, chief commercial officer. Plans for a larger Anantara Vacation Club presence in the booming metropolis are under way and contingent on the release of a timeshare law. The region generates over USD 121 billion in tourism revenue per year, attracting travellers from around the globe with its unique culture and exotic charm. With over 12 million tourists having visited Dubai in 2016, the city has firmly positioned itself as the most popular holiday destination in the Middle East and one ripe with potential for the shared holiday ownership industry. Set on an archipelago of manmade islands on Dubai’s scenic

coastline, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort offers a truly indulgent urban escape. Characterized by traditional Thai architecture in a distinctly Arabic setting, the resort provides the unmistakable five-star hospitality that the Anantara brand has come to be known for. Guests can enjoy easy access to the city’s many highlights – including the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah – or indulge in a relaxing holiday by the turquoise waters and beach on-site. The apartment suites secured by the Club Developer within Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort will be available to all Club Points Owners for stays starting from this month. The club developer plans to further expand its foothold in the Middle East in 2017, and has appointed Andrea Danieli as its business development director for the region. Prior to his appointment, Andrea held management roles across the EMEA region with Marriott Vacation Club.

Celebrated restaurateur chef Diego Campos brings his long-nurtured recipes and signature cooking style to Banyan Tree Bangkok. He is joined by son and partner Ruben, making this a uniquely two-gen family culinary affair. Already a dedicated student of the kitchen at age 14, chef Diego spent his formative years in top European kitchens, particularly France and Spain, before venturing afield for positions in Russia, Tokyo, and China. In 1983, he established Rincon de Diego restaurant in Tarragona, Spain, which he runs with his wife along with son and executive chef Ruben. And now Bangkok diners can experience first-hand the intriguing and supremely satisfying flavours of chef Diego and son’s Spanish and Catalan inspired cuisine in a four-course set menu that will available from February 23 to 25 at Vertigo TOO, Banyan Tree Bangkok. Two generations of Catalan Cuisine Mastery fourcourse set dinner Without wine 4,200 baht ++ With paired wines 6,300 baht++ For more information and reservations contact 02 679 1200 or e-mail hostesses-bangkok@banyantree.com.

Mario Mendis appointed executive assistant manager for F&B

Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, has announced the appointment of Mario Mendis as executive assistant manager for food and beverage. Mario graduated from eCornell University, and has more than 10 years’ experience in this field. He has worked for leading hotels including Habtoor Hotels Dubai, Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok and Amari Hua Hin. Previous to joining Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Mario was director of food and beverage and recreation at Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort Vietnam.


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Business Opportunities

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

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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 air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small

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

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 ( p t m b o - c 0 0 1 5 ) Bu s i n e s s 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/ Re s t a u r a n t Ni g h t m a re ? 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 Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai)

PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0972549072 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place. WORACHAI AIR Services offered: Air-condition installation, cleaning, and repair. Refrigerator repair. Call 089 513 7826 or 087 149 4976 (Khun Pom)

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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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3644) Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW

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of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075)

Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Ver y Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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 Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1154) Un i q u e a n d S p 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)


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Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4516) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 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 081-634-2915 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

Houses for Rent

Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 3 B e d r o o m s / 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Be d ro o m s / 4 Ba t h ro o m s , 3 8 0 Sq m . / 1 2 5 T LW. Fo r appointment and private

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viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601)

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Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Re 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) 231-931 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (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. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0359)


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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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3478) Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Be d ro o m s / 2 Ba t h ro o m s , 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5075)

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Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6369) Luxury Jomtien Beachfront Condo with Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 19.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 145 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4979)

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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 i s 2 5 , 0 0 0 B a h t / Mo n t h , 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3114) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! R e n t a l Pr i c e i s 4 9 , 0 0 0 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1866)

Land for Sale

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix 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 081-634-2915 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 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 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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Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0978) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 1.95 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931

Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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

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and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0927) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0987)

Job Vacancies

We are general contractor in Thailand. We build many factory warehouse logistic show room office building such as GM factor y. 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

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

Vehicles for Sale

(ptmvfs-0716)Ford Fiesta Auto 2015. Only 8,600 km. Price 425,000. Consider PX. PCX 150 and cash. Mobile 086 102 5400 Toyota Fortuner for Sale. Top model V. Automatic 4-wheel drive. 2.7 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 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 Homework help - Some tips to stay ahead by Karen Wilson

students motivated and make them realize their abilities and capabilities. This way, the students stay focused on their work and complete it in the best possible manner. While it is essential to point out faults or shortcomings in the kids’ work, it is equally important to give them positive feedback from time to time to keep their spirits high. When students are unable to complete their homework due to any reason, they can seek professional academic help from the experts. Homework is one activity that stays with every student all through his academic life. Even the first grader is supposed to complete the work assigned to him by his teacher. Sometimes, the tasks assigned to the students are so voluminous that it wears out the patience of the parents as well as kids. The activity which used to be fun-filled and interesting at one point in time

to them as they were supposed to complete a lot of tasks. They can also keep in touch with a few classmates so that they can call each other in case they forget any assignment. Help your kid feel confident Many times, the homework assigned to the student may be highly complicated, and the student may not be able to complete the same. In such a situation, they may lose their confidence. The teachers and parents need to buck up the students and ensure that they don’t undermine themselves.

becomes wearisome. The kids start stalling and procrastinate and try everything in the book to avoid it. Following some strategies, this common headache can be easily taken care of. The teachers have shared these strategies:

Share your kids’ workload Sometimes, the students’ workload is so high that the parents have to chip in and lighten the same. This help may be needed when the students don’t understand the assigned task, or the task is too complicated to understand, or the kid is too exhausted to complete his work. Once in a while, even the teachers allow the kids to seek the help of their parents.

Complete the task as early as possible It is important that kids finish their assigned work as early as possible and get it over and done with. The parents must set a schedule for the kids and ensure that they stick to it. It is because once the assigned work is over, the kids can heave a sigh of relief and enjoy the rest of the time playing or pursuing other fun-filled activities. Make a call list to avoid forgetting anything If a kid gets a lot of work to be completed, it is best to make a list so that one doesn’t forget anything. There are many times when the students tend to forget one or two tasks assigned

Motivate your child It is, the parents' and teachers duty to keep the

Teach the child to work hard Make your child understand that completing o n e’s h o m e w o r k i s j u s t revisiting whatever has been taught in the class which is going to help them gain better understanding of the subject. This revisit will also help them identify their shortcomings and realize their strengths. This hard work will surely help them to gain better results in their examinations. Habit of Writing Completing this task at home also inculcates the habit of writing which comes in handy while writing examinations. Thus, the students must be prepared to work diligently. Moreover, writing the tasks assigned to them also helps them learn the topic. This simplifies their work to a significant extent as they are already prepared with the examination. There are many theories about the advantages and disadvantages of homework. On one hand, there are theories that talk about the benefits coming to a student from homework, while at the same time, there are people who think that there is little or no purpose served with this entire activity. The latter category of people also reiterate that it is better for the students to be more attentive in the class when a particular subject is being taught instead of revisiting at home. Whatever may be the popular notion, when a student is assigned a lot of tasks, he must learn ways to complete the same in the most effective manner and to the best of his abilities.

ASSESSMENT The testing of students is one of the most hotly-debated topics in education. Much of this ‘heat’ tends to be applied to the issue of standardised tests: their fairness, accuracy, inclusivity, etc. However, ‘testing’ forms only a small part of the overall practice of assessment which has become one of the main activities undertaken by today’s teachers. Whilst most people understand (indeed, often painfully remember!) the process of sitting standardised tests and public exams, much of the rest of assessment practice is less widely known or understood. To shed some light on these other assessment procedures I shall enlist the help of Chris Kyriacou, professor of Educational Psychology at the University of York, U.K. and author of, amongst many other distinguished titles, one of the essential texts for the novice teacher – “Essential Teaching Skills”.

by Matthew Bolton testing (such as weekly spellings or times tables). Whilst, ideally, pupils should be generally unaware that formative assessment is taking place, it is important that teachers are conscious of the results. These results can indicate what proportion of a class have grasped a particular learning objective and can be used to establish the extent to which learning has taken place for individuals, or groups of individuals, within a class. This can then be used to inform planning and differentiation. Summative assessment, by contrast, is a formal process that is conducted at the end of a given time period such as the end of a module, year or key stage. This type of assessment is intended to provide evidence of what has been learned and to demonstrate progress. The results of these tests often form the basis of reporting to parents and generate data about the overall

Professor Kyriacou identifies six key educational purposes for assessment: 1. To provide teachers with feedback about pupils’ progress 2. To provide pupils with educative feedback 3. To motivate pupils 4. To provide a record of progress 5. To provide a statement of current attainment 6. To assess pupils’ readiness for future learning These six purposes can be divided into two categories that broadly correspond either to the ongoing teacher/learner relationship or to the teaching and learning outcomes of that relationship at a certain point in time. These two categories are known as formative and summative assessment respectively and constitute what could be considered the lowest common denominators of assessment types. Acccording to Professor Kyriacou, formative assessment aims to “promote effective further learning by pupils”. It is a continuous, usually informal, process largely undertaken in the course of normal classroom activity. Key elements would include question-and-answer sessions; monitoring and discussing classroom work; homework and informal classroom

performance of pupils, cohorts and the school as a whole. It is this area of summative assessment that has generated the controversy I referred to at the start. In particular, a commonly held feeling that there is an over-emphasis on summative assessment in current educational practice. These concerns centre around doubts about the validity of the impression that they can create of a given pupil, teacher or school’s performance and the tensions they can generate between a desire to encourage holistic progress and the pressure to produce good results. In my opinion it is a mistake to view these two types of assessment as separate, even antagonistic, processes. However much formative assessment is conducted, it is important to stop and check the degree to which learning has taken place at key moments. However, rather than generating data for external use, the most effective use of summative assessment data is to inform planning, target-setting and the next round of formative assessments, thus creating a symbiotic, rather than antagonistic, relationship between the two. Matthew Bolton is the deputy head of Primary and Year 2 teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That Popular Conspiracy Theories You had best forget the Watergate tapes and the Hitler diaries. If you are looking for something really riveting, try the bombshell theory that the British secret service in 1945 murdered Benito Mussolini at the end of the war to prevent his spilling the beans about Winston Churchill. The notion originated in a book by an Italian historian Renzo De Felice but it still does the

gossip and conspiracy theory rounds on a fairly regular basis in newspapers and on the internet. It is alleged that the British prime minister had conducted a long correspondence with the Duce before and even during the war. But Churchill became worried as the war drew to as close that, if Mussolini was captured and put on trial, he might well make

Winston Churchill murdered Mussolini Or so they want you to believe in Italy

some highly embarrassing disclosures. One of these could well be that Churchill had offered the Italians control of Dalmatia and a number of Mediterranean islands if Musso would stay out of the war and not join Hitler. The theory goes on to state that the Duce was carrying a black bag at the time of his arrest by partisans in north Italy, near Lake Como, in April 1945 which contained all manner of secrets arising from his ongoing links with Churchill. Mussolini had even asked Churchill to get him a job after the war as he would no longer be the boss of a country. An associated idea is that Mussolini accidentally dropped the bag into the water at Lake Como during the struggle to take him prisoner. Churchill was so determined to recover the bag that he visited the area in 1946 on the pretext he was on a painting holiday. The problem is that there is no proof of these wild allegations. One Churchill biographer, Andrew Roberts, points out to imagine such a correspondence

belies everything we know about Churchill during that period. The British wartime leader would hardly compromise himself by writing confidentially to a fascist leader whose main claim to fame was kowtowing to Adolf Hitler. Of course, other writers have also accused Churchill of ordering the murder of Heinrich Himmler because the Gestapo head knew of secret negotiations during the war. It has even been suggested that Churchill ordered the rescue of Martin Bormann, Hitler’s secretary,

from the Berlin bunker in 1945 because he had been a British spy all along. Easy to allege but impossible to prove. We now know that at least two historians secretly added fake documents to files held in the public record office to give weight to their absurd suggestions. So how did the British secret service actually murder Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci? One theory is that shot him and substituted his body for another one which is famously shown in the newsreels as hanging

upside down outside an Esso petrol station in Milan. Mussolini’s corpse by that stage had been mutilated and become so bloated that it is impossible to be sure of the identity. Another theory is that British secret agents simply egged on the partisans to execute Mussolini and did not actually themselves pull any triggers. The so-called conspiracy death theory for the Duce rests on slender foundations indeed. There is no evidence whatsoever that Churchill maintained a wartime correspondence with the Italian leader. Although researchers still occasionally poke around in the waters of Lake Como they are usually looking for gold or treasure abandoned at the end of the war rather than desperately searching for a black bag of secrets. In recent years, the writers who popularized the unlikely tale have remained very silent indeed. Presumably they were happy to make some money from a couple of best sellers in the 1990s and some magazine articles. The whole episode illustrates Italy’s melodramatic fascination with Benito Mussolini whose family tomb still attracts thousands of visitors and worshippers every year. The best conclusion to draw is not to believe much of what you read in the Italian media.


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by Karen Burns, www.UrbaneWomen.com

Nine cheap romantic date ideas for couples It used to be that a movie and dinner was standard date fare. But with the price of movies and restaurants these days, who can afford that?

But you don’t have to resort to Netflix and a value meal to have a romantic date that’s also affordable! No one said that dating had to be dinner and a movie – there are plenty of ways to enjoy each other’s company on cheap; especially smart if you’re looking towards the long term. For just a few dollars, you and your man can have a cheap, romantic date. After all, it’s less about how much you spend, and more about who you spend it with. 1. Trip To The Bookstore If you and your man are both readers, bookstores are a great date choice – especially if the bookstore has a coffee shop inside. Show him your favorite books and check out his, talk about your favorite authors and maybe pick up a copy of the Kama Sutra to continue the date at home… 2. Be A Kid Again

Think up one of your favorite childhood memories – flying kites on the beach? Roller-skating in the park? Whatever it is, pack a picnic lunch and do it together. 3. Walk For Ice Cream Take a bus downtown and walk around while eating an ice cream cone together. Window shop and enjoy the outdoor air while people watching. Of course, there’s method to our madness: walking together has been shown to increase the libido and improve sexual satisfaction, so your ice cream stroll just might turn into something more! 4. Take A Hike

If you’re a bit more adventurous – or not near a downtown area – why not go for an afternoon nature hike? Head up a nearby hill or mountain and choose a scenic outlook to relax, have a picnic, and enjoy the romantic view together. 5. Stay Home And Pamper Yourselves A lack of cash is a great excuse to stay home and enjoy some indoor fun. Fill up the tub with bubbles and take turns soaping each other up. Later, you can trade off on full body massages. Be prepared to sleep in the next morning. 6. Visit To The Museum

Top 10 Health Benefits of Strawberries

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There’s nothing like eating fresh strawberries. Their mild, sweet taste and juicy texture can make anyone fall in love with these red berries. A close relative to the rose, strawberries are the only fruit that carries its seeds outside rather than within. Their tempting look and spectacular taste have made them one of the most popular fruits among people of all ages. The simplest and most common way to enjoy this fruit is to eat them in raw form. You can also use them in ice cream, jellies, jam, syrups, baked goods, chocolates and more. Whether fresh or frozen, these berries have an impressive amount of health benefits that may surprise you. They are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as folic acid, magnesium, manganese and potassium. With just 49 calories per cup, these berries are relatively low in sugar and a good source of dietary fiber. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavonoids. With over 600 varieties of strawberries, they are one of the top fruits rich in antioxidants. Here are the top 10 health benefits of strawberries.

the inflammatory response within the body, which is one of the major causes of heart disease. 3. Maintains Healthy Skin The several antioxidants in strawberries, including vitamin C, help prevent damage to the skin and body caused by free radicals. Vitamin C contributes to the production of collagen in the skin, which is needed for maintaining skin elasticity and resilience. Also, strawberries are capable of protecting your skin against the damage of UV-B rays. Anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant in strawberries, protects the skin from the damaging effects of the environment, especially the sun. The antioxidant power of anthrocyanin lasts up to 24 hours after consumption. Also, the lycopene in strawberries helps fight skin aging signs. Regular consumption of strawberries makes your skin look younger and healthier, without signs of aging like wrinkles and age spots. 4. Helps Fight Cancer Strawberry consumption is also associated with a lower risk for esophageal, breast, colon, prostate and skin cancer.

A walk together through a nearby museum can be tons of fun. Whether it’s art or natural history, you can have fun holding hands and discussing the exhibits. Don’t forget to spend a little time smooching in a secluded corner! 7. Create Your Own Private Blackout Every noticed how romantic it gets when the power goes out? Well, it always does in the movies! Why not bring a little of that ambiance into your life? Turn off all the lights and electronic devices (including cell phones!), and make sure the windows are closed up tight. Light a bunch of candles and make a pillow fort on the living room rug. Snuggling with wine is not optional. 8. Paint A Room In Your Home No, this isn’t just an excuse to get your man to do your home improvement! There’s something about painting that brings the romantic in all of us. Him, manly in his jeans and work shirt; you looking cute in old sweats and one of his old tee shirts… There’s a very good chance you’ll be rolling around on the floor before the trim is finished! 9. Play 20 Questions It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been dating, I bet there are things you haven’t learned about each other yet. Both of you can write down 20 questions – things you want to know about the other. Snuggle on the couch with a bottle of wine, and ask away! For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

1. Regulates Blood Pressure Strawberries are highly recommended for people who have high blood pressure. In fact, regular consumption of strawberries even helps prevent hypertension. It also maintains healthy oxygen levels by supporting a consistent blood flow throughout the body. Being a natural source of potassium, strawberries aid in controlling blood pressure because potassium lessens the effects of sodium. In fact, low potassium intake is one of the risk factors for developing high blood pressure. In addition, the magnesium content in them contributes to the reduction of blood pressure and improvement of blood flow and oxygenation. Plus, the vitamin C in strawberries aids in keeping blood pressure under control, especially when dealing with stress. 2. Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Disease T h e h u g e a m o u n t o f f i b e r, antioxidants, phytochemicals and vitamins in strawberries help balance the cholesterol levels in the blood and simultaneously reinforce the cardiac muscle. By reducing the bad cholesterol in the blood, which causes plaque to build up in arteries, strawberries play a key role in lowering cardiovascular diseases as well as strokes. Furthermore, these berries decrease

The high vitamin C (an antioxidant) in strawberries can help with cancer prevention, since a healthy immune system is the body’s best defense. Antioxidants are scavengers to free radicals and neutralize the potentially negative effect they can have on cells. Also, the phytochemicals, such as quercetin and ellagic acid, found in strawberries yield anticancer properties like suppressing cancer cell growth. 5. Boosts Immunity Strawberries contain vitamin C, which plays an important role in boosting your immunity. In fact, just one serving of strawberries contains 51.5 mg of vitamin C, which is about half of your daily requirement. Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, helps the white blood cells function properly so that they can respond quickly to infections. It also enables the body to combat toxins and foreign bodies. Also, vitamin C helps fight against the free radicals, which can cause damage to DNA or healthy cells, leading to numerous diseases like heart disease or cancer. Regular consumption of strawberries can help with common problems like coughs, colds and other infections. 6. Combats Arthritis and Gout Harmful free radicals in the body lead to the buildup of toxins and acids, which are the underlying cause of the degeneration of muscles and tissues as

well as drying up fluid in the body. This can increase the risk of arthritis and gout. Being rich in antioxidants, strawberries assist the body to flush out all the harmful waste and toxins. This in turn combats arthritis and gout. A l s o, t h e a n t i - i n f l a m m a t o r y nature of strawberries helps reduce inflammation of the joints, which may help reduce pain and swelling, two common symptoms of arthritis. In fact, intake of strawberries prevents elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), an indication of inflammation in the body. Also, strawberries help protect the body from pro-inflammatory molecules called cytokines. Plus, strawberries are a good source of folic acid. People suffering from arthritis may lack in folic acid. 7. Improves Cognitive Function Strawberries contain high levels of antioxidants that protect cells from damage by harmful free radicals. Also, there are certain compounds in these berries that change the way neurons in the brain communicate. These changes prevent inflammation in the brain that contribute to neuronal damage and improve both motor control and cognition. Due to their ability to defend against oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain, strawberries can help prevent loss of memory and diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. 8. Aids Diabetes Management Strawberries make an excellent choice for people with diabetes. Being a low glycemic index food and high in fiber, strawberries help regulate blood sugar and keep it stable by avoiding extreme highs and lows. Also, the fiber helps slow the absorption of sugars in the blood. Plus, strawberries help in maintaining a healthy weight, which is one of the best defenses against Type 2 diabetes. For diabetic people, the suggested serving size is ¾ cup of strawberries daily. 9. Promotes Eye Health Strawberries are good for your eye health, mainly due to their high vitamin C content. According to the American Optometric Association, vitamin C intake is important for eye health. This antioxidant lowers the risk of developing cataracts by helping the body fight free-radical damage. It also provides protection against eye diseases, such as glaucoma. Vitamin C is also important for strengthening the eye’s cornea and retina. When taken with other essential nutrients, vitamin C slows the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and visual acuity loss. AMD is the leading cause of blindness among older people. Another important nutrient in strawberries that is considered good for your eye health is potassium. Without potassium, water levels in the body can get out of balance and lead to dry eyes. Furthermore, potassium helps to balance the ocular pressure in the eyes. Any disturbance in this pressure can be very harmful for the eyes. 10. Supports a Healthy Pregnancy For women who are pregnant or trying to conceive, including strawberries in your diet is important. This is mainly due to the rich folate content in strawberries, which is essential for the formation and development of the baby’s brain in the early stages of pregnancy. Plus, an adequate amount of folate intake during pregnancy helps reduce the risk of birth defects. Along with folic acid, strawberries are also a good source of iodine, which plays a key role in brain development, but even a mild deficiency during pregnancy can harm the baby’s brain development. At the same time, strawberries provide calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and other vital nutrients that are important for the health of the expecting mothers as well as the unborn babies. To read full ar ticle, visit www. Top10HomeRemedies.com.


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Local Sports PSC Tropical golf from BJ's Kissy B Too Good! by Derek Brook

Mountain Shadow (Stableford) One of our regular trips and even at this time of the year one of the best priced, we had many golfers who wanted to go and be tested by this tough course. So as usual into cars and off we went. This is always a difficult course and losing balls here is easy and if you had a franchise for collecting lost balls it would be quite profitable. Indeed the trees must contain a lot of lost balls and the water hazards even more. Four balls in two holes was my record for the day and I was not the only one. The course was in its most difficult mood with a bit of a breeze and the threat of some rain all the way around. However, the day proved a good walk around even if some said the greens were below their normal standard. Personally, I thought they were fine, as when they are super fast this course can be unplayable. There was actually hot water in the showers, however, I got the old friend of a towel,

Winners with one of BJ’s Finest but this changing facility is quite good really, especially when, as on this day, we have hot water. Still soon through there we visited the restaurant where the food is actually quite good. Soon back at BJ’s it was time to declare the results. In the A flight, 0 to 19, the winner was Tom Herrington with 40 points ahead of a countback on 38 points that saw Brian Parish in second and John Davis in third. In fourth was Paul Sharples with 34 points. In the B Flight, 20 up, the winner was Dick Warberg

with 38 points ahead of Patrick Poussier in second with 37 points. We then had a countback on 35 points that saw Barry Elphick in third and Dave Cooper in fourth. The best score on the first nine was 19 points by Derek Brook, and the best score in the back nine was 19 points by John Anderson. Then it was time as usual to test the ‘Cold Uns’. T.T.F.N. Near Pin: Brian Parish, Patrick Poussier, Carol Kubicki and Barry Elphick Long Put: Patrick Poussier and Mashi

Carmody takes first on count-back by Dick Warberg

Silky Oak – St The PSC Tropical golfers made another visit to Silky Oak. After our end of the year ‘Wine Fest’ round in December, and the influx of tourists making booking a bit of a challenge, Silky Oak was again the choice for the day. And not a bad choice it was with a very competitive all-in-rate, a little later tee time, and no wait on the first tee. Pretty surprising for this time of the year, but our first group, a three-ball, were off and did not see the group that had teed off before us until well into the back nine. Just about “Millionaires Golf ” as they say! The only question about this course seems to be the state of the greens on any given day, so how would they play this day. All would get a good test of the greens right from the start as a recent visitor from Germany, Herr Jorg, made a donation if we would have a 1st hole prize for ‘long first putt’, evidently, Jorg had never seen a competition with prizes for ‘long putts’ and found them to his liking. Other than being on the slow side, the greens rolled pretty true and on this first hole the pin

Silky Oaks Two busloads and a few cars left the Growling Swan in high spirits as the weather looked promising despite constant rain overnight. The challenge of taking on Silky Oak was ahead. We were all gathered at the white markers. Everyone was quite as the first group stepped up to challenge the 150 yard water carry to the fairway. The course was in good condition with the threat of rain in the distance, fortunately the rain stayed away and left us with a good day for golf. It’s a shame the scores did not reflect this. This course is a delight to play with its generous fairways and water carrying hazards, strategically placed but still offering the golfer plenty of scope to hit the fairways.

Keith Buchanan and Andy Zwart Today’s event gave us two divisions, A-Flight was 0 to21 and B-Flight 22 plus. Keith Buchanan took out A flight with a score that I am sure that he would have thought would not have got him there. Alex Field came in second three points behind. Bill Steinmann filled third spot. In B flight, Andy Zwart returned with the score of the day, followed by John Coetzee only one point in arrears. Colin Steilow continued in his recent good form to take third place on the podium.

by James Olsen

Results: A-Flight 1st – Keith Buchanan (17) 33 points 2nd – Alex Field (15) 30 points 3rd – Bill Stienmann (10) 29 points B-Flight 1st – Andy Zwart (26) 39 points 2nd – John Coetzee (23) 38 points 3rd – Colin Stielow (27) 35 points NTP’s 3rd – Martin Kempton 8th – Jim Carlson 14th – Bill Steinmann 16th – Jim Carlson Longest First Putt 9th – John Coetzee 18th - Bill Steinmann We welcomed back JJ Harney, Jim Carlson, Jamie O’Sullivan, Mick Wilks, Colm Galow, Martin Kempton and Luke Cook. We bid farewell to John Coetzee and Colin Stielow. We wish you guys safe travel and hope that you are back soon! It was back to Alex Field to take Deefa “the charity dog” around the throng for some spare change to boost his collections. This dog collected much needed funds to help the less than fortunate of Pattaya The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 0861 503086 Lawn 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.

FFMD13: Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of – MMA event

had four different names, each putt longer than the previous. It seems the golfers came to play! So with the weather fine with a bit of a breeze, all were finished in reasonable time and stopped at one of the several F and B outlets for a quick drink while the scores were tabulated. Then back in the cars and out to the 36 highway construction heading back to BJ’s Holiday Lodge for the presentation. With 18 players this day and only one flight, it would be interesting to see how the wide range of course handicaps would compete against one another with the water carries off the tees that this course presents. Well evidently all managed pretty well. Right

into a count-back for first with 40 points saw Don Carmody (course h’cap 29) taking the top spot over Landis Brooks(9). Third place went to John Davis (14) with 38 points followed in fourth by Torsten Bischoff (29) with 38. Seems like the course played well for all levels. The special prize for longest 1st putt on hole number 1 went to a visitor from Switzerland, Sina Nikisch, steady nerves and off to a good start. Well done! Near pins: Brian Gabe, Dave Cooper, Deryl Neufeld, John Davis, Barry Elphick Long putt, 18: Paul Weatherley Best nine’s, non-winner: Dick Warberg, Brian Parish

Full Metal Dojo (FMD), Thailand’s top MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) organization, is back with FMD13: Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of, a celebration of the great ‘City of Angels’, Bangkok, the concrete jungle where the region’s top prize fighters’ dreams collide in the FMD cage. FMD13 will be headlined by the biggest MMA fight ever to take place in Thailand, in a battle for the inaugural FMD Lightweight Championship:Tommy ‘Wild Card’ Hayden (9-3) The Fight Lab of Bangkok versus Will ‘The Kill’ Chope (32-11) Combat 360X of Khao Lak. The two Americans have each fought some of world’s top talent in the UFC, and are now both based in Thailand. New guy in town, Tommy Hayden, 30, is looking to make a name for himself in the region with a win over the biggest name on the Asian MMA circuit – Will Chope – at 26, already a legend of the sport, with an incredible MMA and Muay Thai record, and at 6’4” the tallest lightweight in the world.Two careers in parallel, two young warriors on an inevitable collision course. But there can be only one winner. FMD13 also promises another thriller, as the leading MMA fighters from Taiwan and Cambodia face off for regional dominance, freshMike fromBrett recent runs in the UFC and One

Championship respectively: Rocky Lee (3-2) AKA Thailand of Phuket versus Chan Rothana (4-2) Selapak Gym of Phnom Penh. As always, FMD13 will deliver another stacked MMA fightcard, with 10 bouts showcasing the best Thai and international fighters in the region, as FMD promotes Thailand as the number one combat sport training center in the world. Only FMD fans get cage side and soak up FMD’s MMA party atmosphere at the legendary Insanity Nightclub, hosted by FMD President Jon Nutt, and Thailand fitness celebrity Mark Abbott. Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017. Gate opens at 5 pm, show at 6 pm to 12 am. Venue: Insanity Nightclub, Sukhumvit soi 12, Bangkok near Asok BTS Station. Tickets: ticketmelon.com/event/fmd13


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by Frank Quinlan

Pleasant Valley (blue tees) Stableford Sixteen players made the trip up Highway 7 to a course bathed in bright sunlight with a light breeze blowing. Play commenced ahead of time and proceeded to conclusion without any delays or hold ups. The course was in fine condition, but the greens were found to be very slow compared to courses we have played recently and many players just couldn’t handle the greens. Shot of the day was courtesy of Eddie Kelly who through some divine intervention managed to skip his drive off the water and onto the fringe of the island green, seems it pays to be a good catholic. Honours for the day went to the seldom seen Jim Payne with a well compiled 38 points, two back was Michael Brett and a further two back on 34 the mercurial Andy Brady. It’s good to see both Jim Payne and Tony Berry back on the course again after recent medical challenges. Just a note to management that the very slippery tiles in the men’s change room shower area need attention before someone gets hurt. As usual on Wednesdays, delicious homecooked food was a feature back at the M Club. Results: 1st - Jim Payne (35) 38 points 2nd - Michael Brett (17) 36 points 3rd - Andy Brady (17) 34 points Near Pins: Michael Brett, Tony Berry, Neil Carter Khao Kheow (yellow tees) Stableford Twenty-three players made the trip to Khao Kheow for today’s round. As always the course was in very good condition, however, a very stiff breeze made an already challenging course even more difficult. Play got under way ahead of our scheduled tee off time and the round was completed without any holdups within four hours, a very welcome change from the previous Friday. Having teased a few players with the “Golfer of the Month” award, Colin Greig decided to increase his lead at the head of the pack

Jimmy Carr and won the A flight with 35 points, beating fellow Scott, Andy Brady into second place on countback. The departing Stuart Tinkler had to satisfy himself with third place on countback and also bagged his customary near pin. In the B flight, Jimmy Carr made a long-awaited return to form with yet another 35 points, followed by Les Hall on, you guessed it, 35 points. PJ Redmond playing his first game of the year was third on 33 points. It must be some kind of club record to have five of the six winners and place getters all on 35 points, Richard Baldotto, who was identified as one to watch last week, did find himself in the winners’ circle today with a third place in B flight with a very modest 29 points. Results: A Flight (0-17.3) 1st - Colin Greig (9) 35 oco 2nd - Andy Brady (17) 35 oco 3rd - Stuart Tinkler (14) 35 points B Flight (17.4+) 1st - Jimmy Carr (18) 35 oco 2nd - Les Hall (21) 35 points 3rd - P J Redman (27) 33 points Near Pins: Stuart Tinkler, Andy Brady, Ken Davidson, Mashi Kaneta

"Tourist two, local two" Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees Yes, there are many changes happening here at Rayong Green Valley but a little birdy told me there is no planned closure as of yet. Golf in Pattaya has so many rumours flying but as of this writing, RGV will stay open through the summer. Speaking of closures, has anybody heard why the Rayong C.C. is closed? Did they find a Sugar Daddy to do what Chang Breweries did to Pattavia Century? We sure hope so as this area needs another golf course as bad as Soi L.K. Metro needs another Go-Go bar! Whoops, sorry about that Jason! Loads of great scores out there today, it must have been the perfect weather we have been having of late. The postman only rang once and 37 points were just enough to get Dave Ferris up on the podium. Ishi is back with a vengeance and 38 was his fine total. Tied at 39, Stefan and Peter had to share that second place today whilst visiting Vancouverite David Johl tore up the back nine to tally a big 40 on the scorecard for the win. Apologies to Fred Birch, how could I possibly forget his amazing 47 point round two weeks ago!

Ishi, Dave, Pete, David and Ken

Crystal Bay It was 24 golfers that had chosen to take on Crystal Bay Golf Club on this fine Pattaya morning. According to all reports the track was in fine nick, plenty of run, the greens played true and more importantly no threat of rain. Everyone eagerly boarded the buses on time and not a word was heard as I believe that some were looking to catch up on some sleep that was missed the night before. The weather was hot, however a stiff breeze granted all some welcome relief from the heat. We played from the yellow tees which (as we knew) produced some good scores. We played B and C nines! With two divisions, we played A flight zero to 18 and B flight 19 plus. A flight saw the viper, Mark Stapleton, return the best score of the day with a very good score of 42 points, followed closely by Colm Lawlor with Mashi Kaneta taking out third posy. B flight had another great score returned by the bear, Mick Wilks, coming in with his best score at The Swan, 41 points. Second was Shane Young (a few shots behind) with Allan Ray filling third spot.

Mark Stapleton and Mick Wilks by Steve Ellison

Results: 1st – David Johl (18) 40 points T-2nd – Peter LeNoury (14) 39 points T-2nd – Stefan Burg(3) 39 points 4th - Masao Ishikawa (19) 38 points 5th – Dave Ferris (21) 37 points Plutaluang Navy – Stableford – Yellow Tees Capt. Phil took down the sign-up sheet early for this course as our seven tee times were fully booked. Cheap and cheerful is how we would describe the Navy course but surprisingly there are some of the best laid out holes in Pattaya out here. That pretty par-three lighthouse hole is one that is the envy of every golf course owner in Pattaya. This golf course boasts of elevation changes and some of the tee shots here are comparable to Soi Dao without the three hour drive. Condition of the course is marginal, but we can forgive those trespasses for the cost, accessibility and beauty of the layout. If I may suggest those bunkers could be raked every few weeks please? It just shows to go that you do not necessarily need a big name golf course architect to plan out a lovely design. Did you know that this is one of the oldest courses in the area and started life as a mere nine-hole track? David Johl wins again today even after being cut a stroke and our old pal Pete Hynard took a second with a nifty 37, proving there is still life in the old dog yet. Not only that but Pete claimed the Caddy Smile near pin as well. Just one shot back was a three-way tie for third at that 36 point mark. Bud, Wayne

and Kenny all shot to their handicap for a little kick back from Capt. Phil Results: 1st – David Johl (17) 38 points 2nd – Peter Hynard (11) 37 points T-3rd – Kenny Aihara (6) 36 points T-3rd – Wayne McKenna (11) 36 points T-3rd – Bud O’Meara (17) 36 points Pattavia Century – Stableford – White Tees If you follow my ramblings at all you will know that I am a huge fan of this golf course. We have supported the efforts and investment here since the get-go and Pattavia Century has never let us down. It even has been chosen to host the final singles round of the Mulberry Ryder Cup for 2017 on February 9, so watch this space for results! We were off the white tees today and at 6,639 yards it was a tough old slog. That being said, there were some very good scores turned in! Blake Hanna found his form on at least one hole today and that resulted in a comfortable tapin par to win the Caddy Smile near pin contest. Bahadur Lidder turned in 37 points for the fourth place. Our visiting buddy back from Japan, Masao “Ishi” Ishikawa, had a terrific 38 out there, which anyone would be happy with at Pattavia. Ishi tied with the postman Dave Ferris for second. Dave is usually home on the range at 7 am when it is still cool out there and banging away two or three trays. It seems to be working! Nobody could touch Gary Emmett, and with a 40 pointer; it was a well-earned win for our Aussie mate. Good to have Gary on our squad for the Pattaya Matchplay tournament! Results: 1st – Gary Emmett (19) 40 points T -2nd – Masao Ishikawa (19) 38 points

by Lois Lane

Results: A Grade (0 – 18 H/C) 1st – Mark Stapleton (18) 42 points 2nd – Colm Lawlor (15) 41 points 3rd – MashiKaneta (16) 40 points B Grade (19 – 36 H/C) 1st – Mick Wilks (27) 41 points 2nd – Shane Young (27) 37 points 3rd – Allan Ray (28) 35 points NTP’S B4 – D-For B6 – JJ Harney C4 – JJ Harney B7 – James O’Sullivan LFP’S B9 – Glenn Smith C9 – Shane Young Back at the Growling Swan, our host, Peter Grey (who didn’t play today as he reckons this course is his nemesis), welcomed back Mark Pearson and bid a fond farewell to Allan Ray a good mate to us all. Travel safe mate no vegemite required next trip Alex Field took D-for “The Charity toy dog” around the throng and collected more baht for charity. The GS is a “friendly” golf outlet and caters for and encourages all golfers, young and old, male or female to have a hit on any of our weekly outings. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays at one of the many fine golf courses in and around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey if you are interested in playing on 0861 503086 Lawn Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays for open grass bowling at The Retreat Bowls Club. If you wish to partake just be at The Growling Swan before the bus departs at 10 am. T -2nd – Dave Ferris (21) 38 points 4th – BahadurLidder (15) 37 points The Emerald – Stableford – White Tees As the cliché goes, the Emerald is a real gem of a golf course. It is hard not to like this track and the relatively easy first couple of holes creates the impression that it will be a push-over and a 40 point round is on the cards. I do like a course that lets you get a few holes in to warm up, but don’t be fooled, there is a beast behind this beauty. Like the Navy course and Pattavia that we played earlier this week, this is a modest golf course with a humble little clubhouse. What all three of these courses share is the playability, pricing and the enjoyment factor. It must have been hard work out there, judging from the scoring. Not one golfer shot to their handicap, and Mark Wood took third place with only a 33 on the card. Andy Leach could only muster a 34, and the winner got away with 35 Stableford points. That is a low number for Alan Rothwell who had his best round in Thailand last week! Results: 1st –Alan Rothwell (7) 35 points 2nd – Andy Leach (8) 34 points 3rd – Mark Wood (11) 33 points Thanks for playing with The Golf Club, guys, we really do appreciate your support! 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 our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@gmail. com and see updates at www.facebook.com/ golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome.


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You & Your Pets Are you prepared for an emergency? Most of us have given some thought to protecting our families should a disaster strike. But have you provided for the safety and care of your pet in the event of an emergency? Remember, pets are especially vulnerable; they can’t fend for themselves. Thailand has had its share of natural disasters, ranging from floods to fires. Should such an event occur, it’s important to be ready by planning ahead to ensure your pet’s survival, beginning with evacuation procedures. Many shelters, for example, do not allow pets to accompany their owners. So it’s up to you to find out now where to go and how to get your pet there safely. When an emergency occurs, the first step of any pet evacuation plan is to quickly and safely remove your pet from harm’s way. Your pet may be inclined to run and hide, so be sure to rehearse a “come” command with your dog and identify a reliable way to find your cat, maybe by opening a can of food. Also practice putting your cat in a carrier

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

and getting your dog in and out of the car. The more you practice, the more comfortable they’ll be. Assembling an emergency go-kit well in advance of a disaster will ensure that nothing gets left behind. Your pet emergency kit should include at least first aid supplies, collar with ID tag, your vet’s contact information, and one of your pet’s favorite toys or blankets. Also

ensure a temporary supply of water and food. Keep in mind, too, that disasters can strike when you’re not home. Notify neighbors that you have pets in your home and display a sticker on your front door or window to let first responders know how many pets are inside. Remember to include your veterinarian’s contact information.

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

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

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 !

People meds for pets While most medications meant for humans should not be shared with pets, Benadryl® is a notable exception. The antihistamine is commonly used to treat many symptoms, including allergies and car sickness. However, you should only give this drug to your cat or dog if and when it is recommended by your veterinarian. The antihistamine (diphenhydramine) counteracts the cause inflammation and itchiness as part of an allergic reaction by blocking histamine receptors on small blood vessels and smooth muscles. When histamine attaches to these receptors, it causes these vessels to widen causing inflammation and itchiness and muscles around the airways to contract, which causes difficulty

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.

breathing. Benadryl also works as an antimotion sickness in dogs by blocking

impulses to the vomiting center in the brain. Again, consult your vet before administering.

Going to the Dogs... Labradors [are] lousy watchdogs. They usually bark when there is a stranger about, but it is an expression of unmitigated joy at the chance to meet somebody new, not a warning.

~Norman Strung

Rock star Ozzy Osborne saved his wife Sharon’s Pomeranian from a coyote by tackling and wresting the coyote until it released the dog. Penguins spend several hours a day preening or caring for their feathers; if they don’t keep them well maintained, their feathers would not stay waterproof. For extra protection, penguins spread oil on their feathers. The oil comes from a special gland near their tail feathers.

Cat Corner Tip Scratch This Cats like to scratch. Get used to it. They scratch during play, while stretching, to mark territory and to sharpen their claws. Unfortunately, all this scratching can cause a lot of damage to furniture, drapes, carpeting and door and window screens. The best tactic is not to scold or try to stop your cat from scratching, but instead to teach her where and what to scratch. Provide her with appropriate, cat-attractive surfaces and objects to scratch, such as scratching posts and pads. When you catch her scratching your favorite chair, pick her up and put in her front of the scratching post, encouraging her to scratch with affirmations and perhaps a treat. Do not force her paws on the post. You might try rubbing the post with catnip.


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Games

CROSSWORD Across

Down 1. Bony fish 2. Actress Skye 3. Univ. military group 4. War horses 5. List of candidates 6. Candidate (abbr.) 7. Praise 8. Hold in esteem 9. Anxious 12 .Puerto ___ 16. Pinch 20. Sufficient 21. Address bk. line 22. Married secretly 23. Material for Christmas tree snow 24. What Glade covers 25. Store employee 27. Cowboy boot accessory 29. Ivy League college 30. Thin coin 31. Sty dinner 33. Businessman Iacocca

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one number is subtracted from another. Finding the _____ in a number requires the use of subtraction. First letter: D Answer: __________ 5. Definition: Creator of property improvements by building homes, shopping centers or commercial buildings for a profit on a specific area of land. A _____ will organize and plan the development, supervise its construction and manage all the business elements of the project. First letter: D Answer: __________

Answers: 1. Share; 2. Recently; 3. King; 4. Difference; 5. Developer.

Hidden Words Puzzle

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