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hai authorities have promised a variety of new visas for foreigners entering and staying in the country. But, so far at least, the all-important detail is lacking. Thus Kobkarn Wattanavarangkul, minister of tourism and sports, recently announced that an electronic visa project supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will kick off next year. This appears to be an initial response to the growing demand for an ASEAN-wide tourist visa which would seek to imitate the single-visa Schengen policy practiced in some areas of Europe. That policy means that visa applicants must obtain their approval at the first Schengen country they intend to visit. But they are then able to travel freely within the 26-nation group. It is unlikely that an ASEAN-wide tourist visa will be introduced as early as next year. For the present, the various countries have widely different policies. Thus Vietnam does not require a

prior visa for the nationals of 23 countries including ASEAN nationals, but most Europeans and all Americans still need to apply in advance. On the other hand, Cambodia issues visas-on-arrival to virtually all foreigners and charges a flat fee of 30 US dollars for a month’s tourism stay. It is likely that the Thai minister’s intention to introduce an electronic visa next year would cover just one

or two countries, apart from Thailand, the most likely candidate being Cambodia. Thus a foreigner, say from Europe, would apply from a Thai embassy abroad for a joint visa enabling travel between the two countries. In other words, comprehensive visa-free travel for nonASEAN nationals will take a long time to implement fully as there are many security and policy issues to address in the

meantime. Another Thai visa in the pipeline is the promised 10year retirement visa which is now under detailed review by immigration authorities. To date, the suggested requirements are a bigger foreign income or a larger cash deposit in a Thai bank than the current baseline of 800,000 baht or equivalent in foreign currency. Other Continued on page 4


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News event s cale ndar THAILAND HARMONY WORLD PUPPET FESTIVAL 2017

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

GUNS N’ ROSES NOT IN THIS LIFETIME TOUR

A-One founder donates 2 million baht Mit and Wanttana Rattanaokart, founders of A-One Hotel Pattaya, donated 2 million baht to Professor Kittkhun, assistant to Thai Red Cross, and Dr. Chatchavech Nutprayoon, director of Somdej Prabarom Ratchathaevee Na Sriracha Hospital. The money will go toward building a 400-bed hospital, estimated to cost 500 million baht. Mit pledged to donate funds every year on his birthday; he just turned 89.

Motorcycle kills Russian tourist Russian national Vadim Volkov was hit by a motorcycle and thrown some 200 meters to his death as the visitor was crossing Second Road at Soi 8. A witness reported that the bike was traveling at a fast speed, hurling the lifeless body under a baht bus. The motorcyclist also sustained injuries and was sent to hospital.

Miss Qipao 2017 Pregnant

woman sexually assaulted

Date: 28 February 2017,Tuesday, 8 pm Venue: SCG Stadium, Muang Thong Thani Activities: Guns N’ Roses will close out the Southeast Asian leg of the Not in This Lifetime Tour in Thailand.The biggest, baddest and meanest concert will rock Bangkok come February 2017. A long awaited reunion of luminaries, frontman, Axl Rose, leads the posse of fellow legends with Slash and Duff McKagan back in the fold, ready to wail on lead guitar and bass, much to the delight of Guns N’ Roses fans. The classic trio is joined by Richard Fortus on rhythm guitar, Frank Ferrer on drums, Dizzy Reed on keyboards, and the newest member Melissa Reese who adds a new dimension to the band’s sound. For more information: Thai Ticket Major Tel: 02 262 3456 www.thaiticketmajor.com

MISS INTERNATIONAL QUEEN 2016 Date: 10 March 2017, Friday, 9-11:30 pm Venue: Tiffany Show Theatre Pattaya

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

Entering a public toilet in a department store, a 7-month-pregnant shopper was attacked by a man who claimed to be a mall security guard. The 23-year-old woman’s screams attracted the attention of store staff who rushed into the toilet to find the man of top of the mother-to-be. The attacker fled. Mall staff will review CCTV footage.

Parisaya Khuhamuk (candidate number 4) was named Miss Qipao 2017 at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach. The Fifth Miss Aiapao was presented with a crown, a trophy and 30,000 baht.

Gold necklace snatched

Nude farang goes on rampage A naked foreign man wielding a knife as he roamed Mae Vilai Market in Central Pattaya Road was able to evade police for more than 20 minutes while he destroyed merchandise and threatened shoppers.

Bangkok man arrested for attacking Korean

Tourist Oh Chang Hium was en route to his hotel in South Pataya when a motorbike driver snatched the Korean’s 100,000baht gold necklace. Police are reviewing CCTV footage.

Pattaya City police arrested one of 10 men suspected of beating up 51-year-old Korean tourist Doo Jin Choi on Pattaya Soi 6. The suspect, 33-year-old Chanon Thonginchan, is from Bangkok. According to the victim’s companion, Pornthip Suntra, 46, the couple were in a restaurant when a pick-up truck parked alongside with music blaring. When Choi asked the occupants to lower the volume, a group of 10 emerged from the truck and attacked him. He was found at the scene bleeding badly from wounds all over his body.


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News Exclusive Savings from InterContinental Pattaya Resort at 42nd Thai Teaw Thai 2017 Pick up InterContinental Pattaya Resort vouchers, for accommodation, F&B and Amburaya Spa, and exclusively available at the Thai Teaw Thai 2017 travel fair, from 2-5 March 2017, at Plenary Hall, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Save on price, not on luxury! Accommodation vouchers start from just THB 4,499 net per night, including breakfast for two, 60-minute spa vouchers at THB 1,600 net per person, Marvelous BBQ Seafood Buffet, every Saturday at THB 1,400 net per person and valuable dining cash voucher. Valid until 31 October 2017, receive added

Get creative for exciting prizes! Benihana drawing competition – just for kids

savings and special offers for multiple purchases. Terms, conditions and blackout dates apply. For more information, visit Plenary Hall, P180 or contact

+66 (0) 38 259 888 or icpattaya@ ihg.com Website: www.intercontinental. com/pattayaresort | www.facebook. com/InterContinentalPattaya

Royal Wing Suites and Spa wins Booking.com’s 2016 Guest Review Award The multi-award winning Royal Wing Suites and Spa was once again a big winner of Booking.com’s popular 2016 Guest Review Awards which is given to its accommodation partners in recognition of their outstanding guest reviews on the website. Constantly getting an overall score of 8.7 and above, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group has been consistently recognized as a top performing hotel in Booking.com, a world leader in booking accommodations online. “The happiness of our guests is one of our main motivators for delivering profound service.” Vitanart Vathanakul, executive director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group said. “Through the years, being recognized for this commitment has served to inspire us to continue working towards providing exclusive and attentive service coupled with premium facilities to delight all who want to undergo

Benihana dining is always playful fun with chef hats and balloons for little ones. Now family ‘eatertainment’ is even more exciting with the Benihana Drawing Competition - open to all kids aged 12 years and under from now to March 31. Bring your youngsters to dine at Benihana restaurants at AVANI Atrium Bangkok, Anantara Riverside Bangkok or AVANI Pattaya. Let them draw and colour in our fun picture template. Then enter their work of art into the Benihana Drawing Competition for free, with three amazing prizes up for grabs! the Royal Cliff experience. We are grateful for our guests’ optimistic feedback which means a lot to us and serves as a guideline on how we can improve further in the future. ” Now in its fifth year, the Guest Review Awards of Booking.com celebrate partners who make great guest experiences happen. The awards are given annually to hospitality properties worldwide to recognize their outstanding achievements.

Draw to Win! 1st prize - Birthday party for 10 guests at any of Benihana restaurant in Thailand 2nd prize - Family room for a two night stay at Anantara Riverside, AVANI Pattaya or AVANI Atrium Bangkok 3rd prize - Rocky’s Combo voucher for two at any Benihana in Thailand Slice, Dice, Sizzle and Sear at a Benihana near you! Call 038 412 120 or e-mail pattaya@avanihotels.com.


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News Visas in the pipeline Continued from page 1 rumours concern compulsory medical insurance which could prove problematical for elderly expats. But it is not clear whether the proposed 10-year visa will replace current rules for an annual visa, or merely be an additional option, and whether current holders of the retirement visa would be safeguarded on current regulations in a big reorganization. In the past, one-year visa holders have been protected in a concept known as “grandfathering”. Clarity on all these matters is likely months away. Meanwhile, the Thai government continues its policy of restricting in-out visa runs, believing that many aliens are using this loophole to work illegally in the kingdom. Thus it was been announced that, from August this year, immigration officers will scrutinize carefully the passports of foreigners arriving by air to ascertain if they are “living” in Thailand without a prior and approved visa. The policy of restricting visa runners at land crossings is already in operation. However, foreigners with double or multiple-entry visas in their passports appear to be unaffected by the new restrictions as the crackdown appears to be concentrated on those with 15 or 30 day visas or exemptions. In a

separate announcement, the government also announced last month that travellers arriving at land bordercrossings would now receive 30 days on arrival, irrespective of nationality, but only twice in a calendar year. On the third attempt, they would be refused entry. Immigration specialists say that the common core behind all these initiatives is to attract wealthier foreigners on a long stay basis, whilst restricting repeated-entry for those who do not have an authorized visa. As visitors from Europe and the United States decline in number, or remain static, the numbers from China continue to boom in spite of the alleged crackdown on zero-sum vacations. Research now shows that Chinese visitors spend more money on shopping in Thailand than any other nationality. This trend, as income rises in China, can be expected to grow and not only in the tourist market. Thus the relaunch of the elite card is targeting rich Chinese businessmen and retirees who are prepared to pay a one-off fee in return for visa and other privileges. A 20-year elite card costs an initial 2 million baht, whereas the “baby” version for five years requires an upfront payment of 500,000 baht. There are currently no income requirements or compulsory health insurance restrictions.

AP Honda Unveils Exciting New Motorcycle Models at PEACH

AP Honda recently unveiled its new motorcycle models at Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) during its successful AP Honda Press Conference & Dealer Meeting 2017. The exciting product launch was heightened by electrifying entertainment from many of Thailand’s top celebrities. “We are proud to welcome prominent companies like AP Honda to PEACH.” Vitanart Vathanakul, the executive

director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group said. “As a popular destination for all kinds of events, PEACH has proudly hosted a number of successful product launches for a lot of popular brands around the world. We are delighted to constantly provide our services to a variety of industries and we are always up for the challenge of delivering the best event experience in every way possible.”

Mazda launches new Mazda3 with full SKYACTIV technology to set new passenger car standards

Mazda has introduced the minor change Mazda3 featuring the latestg e n e r a t i o n , m ov e m e n t inspired KODO Design and intelligent SkyactivVehicle Dynamics that puts it above others in its class. The Mazda3 comes with the “Beyond Imagination” slogan and is loaded with a full range of equipment. Customers can place orders at all Mazda showrooms countrywide, and have the vehicle delivered with no waiting list for any color and trim level.

the company both in Thailand and around the world. More than 5 million units of the Mazda3 have been produced globally, and it has always been an important model in Thailand with 62,000 units having been sold here. The improved Mazda3 is positioned in the premium C-segment with European makes. Mazda will set a new standard for the passenger car market in Thailand with a complete Skyactiv technology package that offers outstanding driving performance and

The improved Mazda3 is once again setting a new b e n c h m a rk i n t h e T h a i compact car segment, thanks t o n e w a n d i n n ov a t i v e technologies such as Skyactiv that maintain outstanding power delivery along with low fuel consumption. The outstanding design of the Mazda3 is result of KODO design, while MZD Connect features a new display screen, and i-Activsense system comes with more safety features and functions. The Mazda3 is targeted at trendsetters with outstanding lifestyles and love for modern technology, and the new model is ready to take over technological leadership in the compact car segment. Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk, president of Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd., said the Mazda3 is a core model for

fuel economy. There is also i-Activsense that comes with more safety features, and a new-version MZD Connect system for maximum connectivity. Pricing For the Mazda3, a new sub model for the 4-door version has been added – the 2.0 SP that is filled with as much equipment with the top 5-door 2.0 SP Sports model. This is to widen the choices for customers and cater to those who want a fully-equipped sedan that comes with premium features and complete high-technology safety package. Every sub-model also gets added equipment, making the Mazda3, with its 847,000 baht starting price, a car that answers to all requirements.

TALENT SHOW

Sharp dance moves, soaring vocals and even juggling ensured the Secondary Talent Show at Garden International School (GIS) was a huge hit. Organised by Creativity Prefect Tara, the acts performed to a packed audience of Secondary students. Judged by Man, Carr and Patrick, the acts danced and sang with

energy and talent. After some tough deliberations the winners were an all-girl trio who sang a mash-up of Sugar, Love Me Like You Do and See You Again. In second place was a duet who performed Two is Better Than One and in third spot was another all-girl trio who sang Ride.


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News Anantara Vacation Club announces travel video contest

Anantara Vacation Club, A leading luxury shared ownership concept for discerning travellers, has launchede a one-of-a-kind contest for videographers to capture its resorts in Southeast Asia. Amateur and professional videographers alike are invited to enter Anantara Vacation Club’s Travel Video Contest, with the winner earning a fivestar vacation to four club resorts located in Thailand and Indonesia and the opportunity to create compelling videos about the resorts – proving themselves as a high quality travel videographer. Anantara Vacation Club’s Travel Video Contest is open to professional and amateur videographers from Southeast Asia and China. Videographers are invited to enter by submitting a 30-second video that highlights their talents and work before March 27. From these entries, three finalists will be awarded a vacation to Anantara Vacation Club Mai Khao

Phuket, where they will produce a one-minute video about the resort. The public will have the opportunity to vote for the winner on Anantara Vacation Club’s dedicated contest website (http://www.anantaraclub. com/promo/video-travel-contest/) from May 1 to 14. The videographer with the winning entry will receive a five-star vacation to Anantara Vacation Club Resorts in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Bali. He/she will develop a oneminute video for each property, which will be featured across Anantara Vacation Club’s digital and social media channels. On top of that, to make the trip more enjoyable, the grand prize winner will receive a total of USD 1,000 spending money. For contest information and terms and conditions, visit http://www. anantaraclub.com/promo/video-travelcontest/

Get a free Swensen voucher

EMC (Public) Co., Ltd., project developer of Siam Iyara Resort (Chonburi-Ban Bueng) in the modern Bali townhome style, is launching a campaign “Im Nee Mee Langwan”, which invites customers to join by “snapping, sharing and showing” to win free Swensen’s voucher. Simply take a photo of a recommended dish on the menu of one of 18 participating restaurants at Choburi-Ban Bueng such as Tang Jai U restaurant, J.O. Coffee, Cha

Khunpon@Talad Ban Bueng, Ran Jae Taew Khao Haeng, Kuay Tiew Mu Ban Bueng (the original eatery), Mango and Sticky Rice shop, Ha Sian Woei Tiparos, Rab Pla Jeen, Jae Orapim Kuay Tiew Moo Hua Saphan Singto, 100% Fresh Fruit Blend shop, Heng Seng Kee Kuay Tiew Moo, Coffee Station, Champ, OK Chun Hall original, Pa Ong Rot Sap, Krua Mohng, Khun Ning Khao Mun Gai, and Nui Fo Ban Bueng. Then post and share the photo on

Honda Automobile (Thailand) extends the range of Honda vehicles which require replacement of Takata front airbag inflators Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has extended the range of Honda vehicles in Thailand which require replacement of Takata passenger’s front airbag inflators. Honda is making this announcement as a precautionary measure to ensure safety for its customers. The extension adds 259,019 passenger’s front airbag inflators as affected parts which require inspection and replacement. Honda dealers nationwide will replace the affected airbag inflators free of charge. The reason for this replacement is the affected Takata airbag inflators might deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated. In such a case, the airbag inflator casing might rupture, which could result in a safety risk for the passengers and driver. The vehicles added to the list of those requiring replacement of the Takata passenger’s front airbag are as follows: • 2012 Honda City, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, Jazz (model imported from Japan) and Freed • 2012 Honda Accord &Accord (model imported from Japan) • 2003-2007 Honda Accord • 2004-2006 Honda Odyssey • 2007 Honda Legend

Honda has sent notification letters to the owners of vehicles with the affected parts, urging them to contact any authorized Honda dealer nationwide to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the affected parts. Honda Automobile (Thailand) would like to ask the owners of vehicles identified on the above list to contact any Honda dealer nationwide and schedule the replacement of the affected parts in case they have not received any notifications due to possible reasons such as a change of address or ownership. Honda also strongly encourages Honda owners to take the same action in case they are not certain whether their vehicles are affected by these notifications. Honda owners can also check whether their vehicles’ airbag inflators are subject to the replacement of the affected parts by using the following methods with their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): • Access www.honda.co.th/vinsearch • Call any authorized Honda dealer nationwide(please search for Honda dealer telephone numbers at www. honda.co.th/en/dealer) • Contact Honda Automobile (Thailand)’s Honda call center at 02 341 7777

CNN ‘Made in Thailand’ explores the best in Thai innovation and creation Throughout its long history, Thailand has been a story of resilience and reinvention but now the Kingdom is entering a new chapter. As it charts a way forward, this nation of nearly 70-million people is looking to refocus its economy. It wants to evolve from industrial work to innovative entrepreneurship by tapping into its creative spirit and unique culture to create new engines of growth. Join CNN International Correspondent, Saima Mohsin as she explores the best in Thai innovation and creation. Highlights of CNN’s special coverage include: Biochem: Thai food vendors traditionally wrapped their goods in banana leaves but these days, plastic and Styrofoam are the norm. Innovative companies are now creating an environmentallyfriendly alternative using cassava and sugarcane. CNN visits Universal Biopack to see how it makes zero-waste packaging and other biodegradable products. Smart Tech: Chiang Mai is famed for its artisans where classical crafts such as woodworking and weaving are kept alive. But as CNN discovers, there are also efforts to put a modern spin on the process such as an ecommerce site that sells handmade wares and a new Makerspace where people use their imaginations to your Facebook page (and make it public), and show your post and check in at the sales offce of Siam Iyara Resort for your free Swensen’s voucher, value of 100 baht, from today until February 28, 2017. For more information, contact the sales office of Siam Iyara Resort at 063-216-2999, Line id: @siamiyara or www.siamiyara.com.

create prototypes of their inventions. Wellness Tourism: Thailand is renowned for its temples and beaches but now tourists want to experience the Thai approach to wellness. From fitness to first-class spas, affluent travelers have a growing number of treatments and therapy options. CNN visits a Muay Thai training camp in the heart of Bangkok and Anantara Layan in Phuket to see how the industry is evolving. Agriculture: Certified organic farming can have several benefits such as protecting the ecosystem and creating a healthier environment for farmers and consumers. CNN visits Panpuri, a leading aromatherapy company that creates premium personal care products with organic

Thai ingredients that appeal to a global market. Digital: Thailand is the number one country in Southeast Asia for YouTube users. From viral videos to e-published comics and music, Thailand’s creative community is booming. In Bangkok, CNN meets an award-winning advertising director Thanonchai Sornsriwichai to discuss the emotive and sometimes controversial TV ads that now reach across the continent. 30-minute special airtimes (Thailand): Friday, February 17 at 17:30 and 22:30 Saturday, February 18 at 20:30 Tuesday, February 21 at 17:30 Wednesday, February 22 at 11:30


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News TAT Newsroom launches a mirrored website

The TAT Newsroom, the official news website of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), announced the launch of a mirrored website. The existing website tatnews.org is currently undergoing maintenance. Through the mirrored website www.tatnewsroom.org, the TAT Newsroom continues to provide high quality editorial content on which the international media has come to rely - a mixture of original news and updates from TAT, features about Thailand’s tourist attractions and activities, and in-depth coverage of any ongoing developments in the Thai tourism industry. Updates by the TAT Newsroom can also be accessed via social media; such as, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.

Honda and BBTV Channel 7 reveal list of lady players in Honda LPGA Thailand 2017 Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. represented by Pitak Pruittisarikorn, chief operating officer and Bangkok Broadcasting and TV Co., Ltd. represented by Thawesilp Sukaphant, assistant managing director joined forces to host the press conference for the 11th Annual Honda LPGA Thailand 2017 which is an event that was first established in 2006. They revealed the shortlist of the world’s best female professional golfers

who will be taking part in this year’s event to be held at The Old Course at Siam Country Club Pattaya, on February 23 to 26. Honda LPGA Thailand 2017 is a world class female professional golf tournament. The total prize money for the event will be 1.6 million USD (approximately 57 million Thai baht), with other interesting prizes such as a new Honda Civic Turbo RS worth 1,199,000 baht for the first professional to score a Hole-

Piyanuch Chaturaphat appointed sales and network director

In-One at Hole-16 during tournament days. The field of 70 players will compete in a stroke-play format with no cut-off, consisting of 58 female players from the 2017 LPGA Priority List and two of this year’s title winners from the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic 2017 and the ISPS Honda Women’s Australian Open 2017. There will also be 10 invitation spots from the sponsors. Ariya Jutanugarn is one of the players who golf fans will keep their eyes on during the event as she is one of the most promising Thai players with a chance to win the title. She has played in the Honda LPGA Thailand eight times since 2007 when she was only an 11-year-old amateur player. Her most remarkable

achievement was in 2013, when she came very close to winning the championship but was pipped at the post by Inbee Park. Golf fans can purchase admission tickets at Thaiticketmajor (Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24 : 300 baht/day; Saturday, February 25 : 400 baht; Sunday, February 26 : 500 baht; Four-Day Package : 800 baht. Free entry for children below 18 years old and senior citizens over 60 years old). The gate opening time is at 8:30 am on February 23 to 24 and at 8 am on February 25 to 26. News of Honda LPGA Thailand 2017 can be found at www.lpgathailand.com and fanpage : Honda LPGA Thailand.

Fly Emirates for a chance to win flights and tickets to an Arsenal Premier League football match Piyanuch Chaturaphat has been appointed director of Sales and Network for Chevrolet Sales Thailand, effective February 16. She will be based in Bangkok and report to GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand Managing Director Wail A. Farghaly. Her primary duties will include overseeing the Chevrolet brand’s sales and dealer network operations across Thailand. “We are pleased to have Khun Piyanuch joining our GM Thailand Leadership team,” said Farghaly. “She has extensive experience in automotive sales, network development, sales training, customer management and marketing. Her expertise will help us to continue growing the Chevrolet brand while strengthening our dealership facilities in the all-important Thai market.” Piyanuch comes to Chevrolet Sales Thailand from Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd., where she had been general manager of Sales since July 2015. She earlier served as general manager of Sales Operation Management and general manager of Customer

Management and Training at Nissan. Piyanuch began her automotive industry career as manager of Marketing at Auto Technic (Thailand) Co., Ltd. before becoming senior manager of Sales Training at Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Chulalongkorn University. Piyanuch is succeeding Nataporn Jiramahapoka, who has decided to leave the company. “I want to thank Khun Nataporn for her significant contribution to Chevrolet Sales Thailand during a challenging time for our entire industry,” Farghaly added. “On behalf of GM, I wish her success in her future endeavors.” Chevrolet sold 14,931 vehicles in Thailand last year. It received a strong boost from the introduction of the locally produced Colorado pickup truck and Trailblazer SUV. In 2017, the brand is rolling out additional models and growing its range of services, including Connection Centers at its dealerships nationwide.

Emirates is giving two Thai football fans the chance to win a pair of roundtrip airfare tickets to London, as well as a pair of admission tickets to a Premier League football match by simply booking a flight from Bangkok to the United Kingdom. Two winners will each receive two tickets to the Arsenal vs West Ham match at Emirates Stadium on April 4, as well as two Economy Class tickets to either London Heathrow or London Gatwick.To be in with the chance of winning, customers must book a flight to any destination in the UK from now until February 28 for outbound travel between May 1 to Nov 30. Once booked, customers must

register at www.emirates. com/th/ukfootball. Winners will be contacted by March 7. Emirates operates seven daily flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Dubai International Airport, and from there, passengers can connect onwards to London Heathrow (six flights per day), and London Gatwick (three flights per day). Emirates also flies to Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Birmingham in the UK. In addition, Emirates’ codeshare agreements with FlyBe, and easyJet, enables customers easy and convenient onward connections to even more UK destinations. London remains a popular place to visit for Thais all year round, with many choosing to explore the world-class

F5 Networks Partner Connect John Di Lullo, executive vice president, Worldwide Sales, and the F5 Networks Thailand leaders led by Watchara Jiracharoensuwan (far right) F5 Networks Thailand country manager, hosted the F5 Thailand Partner Connect 2016 event, to share the latest updates with F5 Networks’ partners in Thailand as well as to present the Partner Annual Awards. The event was held at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel.

tourist sites of the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, or the contemporary art at Tate Modern, while many choose to visit the iconic football stadia, like Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. Emirates has enjoyed a strong and successful

partnership with Arsenal Football Club since 2004 and holds the naming rights to Arsenal’s home ground, Emirates Stadium, a state-ofthe-art 60,000 seat arena in North London. To book flight tickets, visit www.emirates.com/th or visit your preferred travel agent.


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Our Community A family connection It was around 1969 when Father Ray Brennan first arrived in Pattaya. The American priest had spent almost a decade in the north of the Kingdom and arriving in Pattaya was the first time in many years that he got to smell the sea. He was based mainly at the Catholic seminary in Sri Racha, but also traveled down to Pattaya for regular Sunday masses, eventually moving to Pattaya full time . In those days Pattaya was, according to Father Ray, ‘still a fishing village where you could swim with dolphins in the bay’. But by the time he died in August 2003 Pattaya had changed, grown in size, and he had set up several social projects offering support to those in need. He opened facilities for children who were orphaned, or who had been abandoned and neglected and also for runways who found themselves living on the streets. He also founded two schools, one for deaf toddlers and another for blind and visually impaired children, as well as a vocational training center for young adults living with a disability. Father Ray was one of three siblings who grew up in the city of Chicago. His elder brother, Don, became a priest while his younger sister Sharron married, had five daughters of her own and is now a proud grandmother to twelve grandchildren. Sharron has kept in touch with the Foundation which is named after her brother, and she has kept the memory of her brother alive in her own family. All five of her daughters have traveled to Pattaya and all spent time with Uncle Ray, but now there is a new generation who want to be involved. Seventeen year old Hayley is Sharron’s eldest grandchild, making her Father Ray’s eldest great niece, and she has just arrived here in Pattaya to volunteer at the Father Ray Foundation. Not only did Hayley arrive, but she was accompanied on her first ever trip outside of the US by her mum, Megan, and her grandmother, Sharron. Having Sharron visit is a bit like having royalty visit. All the children and students at the Foundation have heard of Father Ray, but most of the children were not even born when he died, and none of the students ever met him, but they all know who he is and what he did for them. When they say a prayer before meals they

by Derek Franklin

GIS lends a hand

by Mark Beales

Kind-hearted students from Garden International School (GIS) have donated dozens of gifts to a Pattayabased children’s charity. The school launched a new Global Action Committee with a whole school assembly. This included a talk from the Hand to Hand Foundation in Pattaya, which helps impoverished children and their families. Several students were so moved by what they heard, they decided they wanted to help and collect items. A week-long drive was launched and resulted in many, many boxes-full of items, which will be sent to the foundation. The Hand to Hand Foundation is one of the school’s chosen charities for this year.

Two Dusit hotels join hands to support Run for Smiles Charity Run 2017 Dusit Princess Srinakarin, Bangkok and Dusit Thani Pattaya recently joined hands in the Run for Smiles Charity Run 2017, an event organized yearly by the Dusit hotel in Srinakarin to raise funds for the Dusit Smiles Program which has been supporting Operations Smile Foundation in Thailand for many years by providing free surgery to children and young adults born with facial deformity. Photo shows from left to right, Supranee Thampranee, cluster director of Sales and Marketing of the two hotels; Neoh Kean Boon, GM of Dusit Thani Pattaya; Lim Boon Kwee, Dusit International chief operating officer, Stanley

thank Father Ray, each site has a life size statue of him and in most classrooms his portrait hangs high. So to actually meet a relative of his, his actual sister, is for many a very special moment.

We are hoping that when Hayley returns to the United States she will persuade all her cousins to spend time here in Pattaya, keeping the family involved in the work of Father Ray for many years to come.

Lo, hotel manager of Dusit Princess and Isiya Ulitphon,

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Free Electricity by Derek Franklin

Contrary to popular belief, charitable organizations in Thailand do not receive free electricity; they have to pay like everyone else and Pattaya’s largest charitable organization, Father Ray Foundation, each year receives an electric bill that would shock most people. The Father Ray Foundation has eight different projects located on five separate sites around Pattaya. The main complex on Sukhumvit Road not only houses the headquarters of the Foundation, but also the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities, Father Ray Day Care Center, the Redemptorist Center, the Foundation for People with Disabilities and the newly opened Father Ray

Center for Children with Special Needs. The School for the Blind is in Naklua, the Children’s Home is close to the Pattaya United Stadium, the Children’s Village is out near Lake Mabprachan and the Drop-In Center is on Thepprasit Road. All these projects use electricity, a lot of it, and the annual electric bill for the whole Foundation is almost six and a half million baht. Yes, you read that right, six and a half million baht per year. So you can only imagine how happy the management team was when a long time friend of the Foundation announced that he was going to be selling his boat in the South of France, and when he did he would be presenting a

AVANI Pattaya goes green

Somsak Tanruengsri, general manager of AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa, follows King Rama 9 philosophy on sufficiency economy and leads the team members to present a tree to the Abbot of Djittabhawan temple grown from seeds left over from the kitchen, to help stop global warming.

Onyx Hospitality Group Foundation donates aid packs

The Onyx Hospitality Group Foundation led by

Thaveerut Charupatanapong (front row, left), executive

large percentage of the money to the charity in Pattaya. But he in s is te d tha t wouldn’t be giving cash, instead he purchased seven hundred solar panels, and as they arrived from China a professional installer arrived from France and it took seven months to install them on the roofs of three buildings at the Father Ray Foundation. The company which installed the panels has now set up an office here in

Pattaya where, according to the director, Thailand is the perfect place to install the panels due to the amount of sunshine each year. In fact so perfect that the panels installed at the Father Ray Foundation will last for 25 years and save the organization 1,300,000 baht each year, money that can be spent helping more children in need. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org

Hilton Pattaya organizes the 3rd calendar for the blind

Donates used calendars and magazines for converting to Braille books

Hilton Pattaya’s Director of Operations, Eva Moral together with team members recently donated hundreds of used calendars, papers and magazines to Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind. The calendars and papers will be converted to Braille books for the blind. The 3rd ‘Calendar for

Blind’ campaign is a part of Hilton Pattaya’s corporate responsibility to encourage team members to help each other and community. The used calendars and papers will be converted to Braille books. The blind students can use the old magazines to practice Braille characters as well.

vice president—chief financial officer, donated 220 aid packs containing necessities prepared by Onyx staff volunteers to Yuvaluck Hemavibul (front row, right), director of communications and resources development, Raks Thai Foundation. The donated items will be distributed by the Raks Thai team in Surat Thani Province to residents who have been affected by the floods. The Onyx Hospitality Group Foundation was

established in July 2011 to support the group’s charitable and community initiatives, manage legitimate fundraising, and provide donors with transparency and the reassurance that their contributions would be utilised in a responsible way. The foundation is committed to meaningful and effective programmes to offer relief to victims of disasters, stimulate entrepreneurship to alleviate poverty and provide education for underprivileged children.


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Hilton Pattaya introduces rooftop hydroponics farm

Hilton Pattaya’s general manager, Rudolf Troestler, together with management team and team members introduces Hilton Pattaya first hydroponics farm to build a more integrated sustainability culture, encouraging environmentally-smart choices both inside and outside of work. One of the highest hydroponics farms in Pattaya was inspired by ‘Travel with Purpose’, the projects which addressed hundreds of societal needs around the world, focused on engaging team members and delivering on Hilton Worldwide's commitment by creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. “The floating hydroponics garden is now happening at the rooftop of Engineer Department. The produce from the hydroponics farm are used in many areas of the hotel for example Mintare used as a garnish for cocktail at bars, green oak, lettuce mix and basil are the main ingredients for many menus in team member’s cafeteria. Furthermore, we’re working with chef’s on using our fresh vegetables for the client’s special ‘Meet with Purpose’ menu.” said Chatree Ngamsuwan, Hilton Pattaya chief engineer.


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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya greets Pattaya Police Superintendent

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by General Manager Andre Brulhart (centre) and management team presented a New Year’s hamper 2017 to Police Colonel Apichai Kroppech (right), superintendent of Pattaya Police Station.

Congratulations to Miss Teen Thailand 2016

Carlos Sanchez Vizan (3rd left), resident manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, recently presented the winner's award the hotel’s Spa Cenvaree to Jennifer Jones (4th left), Miss Teen Thailand 2016 at Vibhavadee Ballroom, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

Centara Grand GIS marks Australia Day with boomerangs and barbies Mirage Beach Year 6 students at Garden International School Resort Pattaya (GIS) had the chance to learn more about the land of barbies and boomerangs by conducting a wealth of Australian-themed activities. welcomes As part of their connected learning unit on Australia, students rotated between a variety of Terry Gou activities, including playing Aussie rules, making lamington cakes, creating Aborigine-inspired art and boomerang making. There was a taster session in the secondary Design Technology lab, where teacher Man helped students use cool new tools to cut, file and sand the boomerangs. For lunch, in true Australian style, there was a 'barbie' where some barbecue experts cooked up burgers for a Year 6 picnic.

Mario Mendis (right), executive assistant manager for food and beverage of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomed Terry Gou (left), founder and chairman of Foxconn, the largest electronics manufacturing services company in the world on his stay at the resort.

PEACH Hosts Successful Haier Royal Cliff’s DeVine Wine Club celebrates a night of gastronomic food with Wolf Blass wines Dealer Conference 2017 Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) was recently the chosen venue for the successful Dealer Conference 2017 of Haier Group Corporation (Thailand). The event consisted of an electronics appliances showcase with short play presentations from many well-known sitcom actors and actresses in the afternoon and an award presentation in the evening. Attendees were entertained by a Thai-Chinese art performance and an exclusive concert from Thailand’s famous singer, Ben Chalatit. Haier Group Corporation is a Chinese multinational consumer electronics and home appliances company headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong province, China.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group recently delighted its deVine Wine Club members and guests with a memorable night of gastronomic food perfectly paired with Australian Wolf Blass Wines at the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar – Excellence and Heritage. Guests were warmly welcomed at the elegant pre-dinner cocktail reception at the Lobby Bar of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel by Panga Vathanakul, the managing director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group together with Prem Calais, the general manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and acting president of the DeVine Wine Club. A delectable selection of deluxe canapés accompanied by the Riesling Yellow Label Wolf Blass 2016 delighted guests as they leisurely mingled in anticipation of the evening’s affair. A riveting five-course dinner complementing each exquisite wine followed at the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar Excellence and Heritage.


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AVANI Pattaya GM celebrates birthday at Elderly Home

Somsak Tanruengsri, general manager of AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa, celebrated his birthday by hosting a lunch for elderly and disabled people at Karunyawet Foundation for Persons with Disabilities. GM Somsak along with several team members from the resort, including other February birthday celebrants, served meals for 400 residents of the elderly home.


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Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

Italian Vino Extravaganza at Eastin Grand Sathorn Bangkok

Cuccina Italiano and Zenato Amarone Classico “La Bomba” by John K. Lindgren

T.G.I.F. (Thank God It's Friday!) After encountering chock-a-bloc evening traffic we arrive at the towering, swank Eastin Grand Sathorn Hotel. (BTS access Surasak station). The ambiance at the SkyLounge on the 33-floor is sophisticated yet relaxed with a stunning panorama vista through the large windows. Gfour company a respected purveyor of fine wine & spirits and Eastin Grand Sathorn's Italian Luce restaurant is taking us on a wine discovery journey of Zenato wines from Valpolicella. Italian wine pairing with live culinary stations. A plethora of cheeses, polento, salami, risotto, tiramisu and much more. The wines: five distinctly different wines from

the Zenato winery, Lugana San Bernadetto 2014, Bardolino Chiaretto Rosé 2014, Ripassa Valpolicella 2012, Cormi Corvina Merlot 2010 and Amarone Della Valpolicella 2011. First sniff​-sniff​and sip-sip is the Lugana San Benedetto. Grape: 100% Trebbiano di Lugana. A full-bodied white wine yet fresh soft and gentle with a pleasant persistence in the aftertaste. Here excellently paired with Renga Con Polenta, Smoked herring fillet, grilled and marinated with bay leaves and served on grilled polenta sticks. And Moeche, Moeche is Venitian dialect for deep-fried soft-shelled crab. Next B​ardolino Chiaretto. A dry chilled rosé, coral pink in color with a clean and fruity style. Fresh aromas of cherries and wild strawberries.

A match made in heaven with a selection of exquisite cheeses and salami from the Veneto region. One of the provinces is Verona known as the setting of Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet." Wine, cheese and bread. A truly historical Roman triumvirate. Plus live jazz trio with a charming singer entertaining us with cool Cole Porter and smooth Norah Jones numbers. Another station over there. Tagliatelle All’anatra, pasta tossed with traditional Venetian duck ragout. Al dente and simply mouthwatering. In the glass Cormi Corvina Merlot. Nose: blackberry. Palate: Great minerality and freshness of corvina is balanced with the fatness and sweetness of merlot. A great Valpolicella red wine, full bodied with 13,5 alcohol content.

Ripassa Zenato is made by “repassing” Valpolicella wine over the pressed, withered grapes of Amarone. Wine critics have scored this as one of the top five Valpolicella Ripasso wines. What better match than a creamy Italian Risotto All’amarone. Traditional risotto prepared with Ripassa Valpolicella. In the glass a deep ruby color, on the nose it's fragrant with intense red fruit notes. Well-balanced, rich and with an extremely long finish. The Risotto cum Amarone wine, bone marrow and Monte Veronese cheese, served in a cheese wheel. Delizioso! Lips smacking, finger lickin' good. Before the evening's highlight the Amarone tasting/ pairing. Francois Aviloff, Zenato’s brand ambassador gives a presentation of the company and each unique Zenato Valpolicella wine. Drumroll... Then Luce's wine stewards uncork the Amarone Della Valpolicella bottles. “Ama-ro-ne” the most prestigious wine from the Valpolicella region in Veneto. As Zenato's winemaker Romano Dal Forno says “Power comes first, then balance, fruit and length, without power there’s no Amarone”. After a careful manual selection, the Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta grapes used in the vinification are left

to rest in small boxes and then gently pressed to create a wine of unsurpassed quality with great complexity that gets better with age. Amarone Della Valpolicella is a commanding wine, wellstructured and distinguished by its full and refined flavour and its high alcohol level. The Italian DOC regulations stipulate a minimum alcohol content of 14 percent. This big bold Amarone accompanied by Cotechino with Lentils. Traditional Italian giant pork sausage steamed in red wine and served with soft lentils (enticchie) to match the muscular Amarone loaded with meaty, dark, black fruits, chewy raisins, mocha and balanced acidity. No wonder they call it “La Bomba”. The evening ends on a savory high sweet note. Mini tiramisu and selected macaroons plus Luce’s signature panna cotta. All invited guests, foodies and wine aficionados agree. It's been a glorious event and exceptional value at 1,490 baht net per person. Bravissimo! Eccellente! Eastin Grand Sathorn's Luce restaurant is highly recommended. Zenato Valpolicella wines are also available through GFour Wine & Spirit Company. In Vino Veritas


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F&B Promotions For savouring – the new seasonal tasting menu at Red Sky restaurant at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld

Typical Southern-style Braised Lamb Shank

Red Sky restaurant at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is now home to a premier selection of innovative dishes during the months of January to February, created with the very best seasonal ingredients. This fresh and spring-inspired menu includes highlights such as Chilled Medallions of Lobster with sea urchin panna cotta and caviar, Purée of Roasted Parsnip Soup, Smoked Goose, San Danielle Prosciutto, Beets served with white balsamic and fig pearls, Honey Roasted French Barbarie Duck Breast and French Bigorre Pork Chops served with roasted apples, garlic smashed potatoes and charcuterie sauce. Each dish has been designed and prepared by Chef Alan Wesley Kwan and his team so as to create the perfect harmony of tastes and textures. For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255

Sit back and relax with High Tea at Flow Cafe, Holiday Inn Pattaya

INGREDIENTS 300 grams panang curry 50 ml cooking oil 200 ml coconut milk 50 grams palm sugar 25 ml fish sauce 300 grams lamb shank 1 egg

150 grams rice berry ¼ pc banana leaf 20 grams cucumber 2 pcs red chili 4 pcs star anise 1 pc kaffir lime leaf 1 pc coriander

METHOD Stir-fry panang paste with cooking oil. Add coconut milk in the pot and season with palm sugar and fish sauce. Sear the lamb shank until brown. Put the lamb shank in a vacuum bag with panang sauce. Sous-vide the lamb shank in the cooking pot at 82.5°C for 10 hours. Soft-boil an egg (boil in hot water for 6 minutes and 30 seconds). Rest the boiled egg in cold water. Cook the rice berry. Gather every ingredient and plate the dish.

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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.

A magnificent afternoon delight for Chocolate lovers at Hanuman Bar, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Hanuman Bar at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok presents a delightful new afternoon tea dedicated to chocolate lovers. This magnificent new ‘Chocolate Confession’ Afternoon Tea is available at Hanuman Bar every afternoon throughout March 2017. It is a fantastic opportunity for guests and visitors to indulge in their favourite afternoon delights. The selections include chocolate-chip orange scone, tasty macadamia-studded chocolate fudge pound cake, Malt whisky & Guanaja chocolate petite pot, and mouthwatering Valrhona chocolate pralines from France. These delicious chocolate delights are complemented by an equally amazing selection of savory items such as corned beef hash quiche, truffle-scented mushroom quiche, pulled lamb steamed rye roll and much more. A selection of tea blends and coffees is also available as part of this impressive Hanuman Bar variation of traditional English afternoon tea. ‘Chocolate Confession’ Afternoon Tea set is served daily at Hanuman Bar from 2 pm to 5 pm on March 1 to 31 and is priced at 800 baht++ per set. For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 162 9000 or email hanumanbar.siambangkok@kempinski.com

High Tea Set at Zing Bakery, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok is located at 11 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Khlong Ton, Bangkok. Tel: 02 620 6666 www.sukhumvitbangkok.hilton.com

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

If you’re looking for fresh breathing place, baked breads, pastries and fragrant afternoon tea set, we offered you at Zing Bakery at Centara Grand at CentralWorld Our talented Pastry Chef and his team have created a multi-colored array of classic sweet and savory pastries, such as Paris Brest, Éclair Chocolate, Mille Feuille Vanilla, Pâte à Choux, plus Assorted Macaroons. And even more with Foie Gras Terrine,Tuna Tartar and Smoked Salmon with sour cream and chives. All of this can be enjoyed with a selection of fine teas, such as the distinctive “Ice Eternal Summer Tea” and “Hot Smoky Earl Grey Tea” teas. ‘Parisian tea-time’ costs only 699 baht++ for Couple, and is available every day from 3 pm to 5 pm.The set is containing two different TWG tea flavors and delicious confections. Don’t miss the chance to the advantage of the Happy Hours everyday from 6 pm pm to 9 pm and get 50% discount. For more information or reservations, please contact 02-100-6255 or email: diningcgcw@chr.co.th.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

Holiday Inn Pattaya

Mother Nature stages a free light show nightly and we are all beholden to watch, marvel and remember where it was that we witnessed one of nature’s phenomenons. Glasses in hand Mick and I toasted the sun recently from the enviable location of the Roof Top Bar at the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Pearched atop the new Executive Tower with its staggering views out over Pattaya’s west facing coastline it was a gorgeous prelude to our evening. Friday and Saturday nights DJ Henry plays an eclectic mix of sounds and between 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm in Happy Hour it’s time for that wonderful invention “buy-oneget-one-free”. Snap the sunset, raise your glasses and add this spectacular roof top bar to your special sunset gazing destinations. It was then time to move down to the hotel’s modern Italian terrace, aptly named Terrazzo. Situated on the ground floor adjacent to Beach Road, it’s big but manages to have a cosy feel at the same time with its happy holiday feel aided by favourite songs sung and performed by the resident acoustic guitar player. Lounge or table seating is there for the picking with a big open kitchen and full bar. The menu covers the full gamut of requisite plates for popularized eating and with a 50 percent discount in Happy Hour from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm it’s the ideal spot to linger a while after a day on the beach or an afternoon shopping. First to hit the table on our tasting menu was a very impressive polenta loaf, a big bodacious affair glazed to toothsome bronze, this corn meal loaf was baked with cheese, sesame seeds, spring onions and loads of butter and sat just waiting to be pulled apart to reveal its scrumptious centre. Next up was another item from the “small plates” section featuring tasties which can be nibbled and shared such as smashed avocado dip with corn chips, nachos or steak fries and seasoned crisp

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fried calamari with lemon mayo. Back to our bruschetta, toasted bread had been cream cheese spread and topped with diced avocado and tomato (B.195) for a smooth flavour which made ideal friends with the Burrata and tomato salad placed on a bed of rocket and drizzled with a balsamic, virgin olive oil dressing. We were then presented with the Butcher & Pate Platter. Various salamis including Parma ham and Tuscan salami were artfully presented together with artisan cheeses, Sloanes pate and pickles and crusty bread. Every item was in perfect condition (top marks for the cheese being served at room temperature which is not always the case) and the rustic French pork liver country style pate wrapped in dry-cured bacon for extra flavour and was spot-on delicious. Pasta is a house speciality and features some lavish variations such as Rigatoni Mare e Monte (rigatoni pasta with lobster meat, eryngii muchrooms and creamy tomato sauce) or Duck Tagliatelle at B.400 presenting grilled smoked duck breast in a herbed garlic cream sauce with cherry tomatoes and finished with a dusting of

Parmesan cheese. The house Lasagna has a fine reputation as does the Carbonara and Spaghetti Vongole and is a much ordered plate at Terrazzo (B.400, 340 and 365 respectively). For burger lovers there are a quintet of 100 percent beef patties from which to choose, all accompanied by steak fries and the house slaw. We were served the Havana at B.395. A big toasted bun gave way to Gouda cheese, green pepper, caramelised onion, Portabello mushroom lavishly spread with a great burger sauce. The Butcher’s Specialities offers a whole ranch of premier Australian beef cuts. We tried the Wagyu Rump, 300 grams of Diamantina premium beef burnished to precision to melt in the mouth with tenderness. The big traditional pizza oven was hard at work all evening disgorging its Italian pies to the waiting audience. All the classics are here (from B.249) but as an added attraction you can make your very own bespoke pizza choosing a sauce and your 4 favourite toppings before watching it being popped into the oven and served at your table.

This is really a great menu, it also includes ten Thai favourites and a kids collection to keep the little’ns smiling. All prices are net so no surprises when it’s time to pay the bill. Don’t leave without trying the luscious desserts such as tartufo hazelnut, mango lime cheese cake or the waffles and ice cream plus the house Tiramisu is not to be missed for that sweetest of finales. The Holiday Inn Pattaya is run by a young enthusiastic management team whose creativity and

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determination is putting their hotel at the top of Pattaya’s hospitality circle. They continue to push the envelope in gastro entertainment. Don’t miss the upcoming wine event on 25th February featuring the wines of Stonefish International combined with the kitchen’s contemporary food pairing. Holiday Inn Pattaya is located on the northern end of Beach Road. Tel: 038 722 555 or visit www.holidayinn.com/pattaya.

Hotel Promotions

Power of Love

MIXOLOGIST

Sarnti “Nui” Usaphrom

SIGNATURE DRINK Power of Love

BIO

Bartender at Horizon restaurant & bar, Hilton Pattaya

INGREDIENTS 1 oz 0.5 oz 0.5 oz 0.5 oz 2 oz

tamarind juice passion fruit syrup lime juice strawberry juice Absolut vodka

GARNISH

sliced fresh strawberry rose petal

HOW TO MIX

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cubed ice and shake briskly. Strain the liquid into the martini glass and nicely garnish with sliced fresh strawberry and rose petal.

GLASS TYPE Martini 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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F&B Promotions An Italian feast of poultry at Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Throughout February, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya presents Italian feast of poultry. Acqua takes a classical approach to poultry serving up a choice of three dishes. Guinea flow breast on a bed of porcini risotto, at 1,000 baht++. Pan roasted US baby chicken on rosemary potato and red grape, port wine sauce, at 790 baht++ and Pan roasted tender duck breast served on top of grilled polenta, at 790 baht++. Acqua is a warm and cosy restaurant featuring views over the resort’s water park, and suitable both for convivial evenings and romantic dinners.The restaurant is open every day from 6 pm to 11 pm. For reservations call 038 714 981.

Creatively Colourful Thai Rice Noodles at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery By Sofitel Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel’s Executive Chef has gone all colourful for the New Year and come up with his own special recipe dishes featuring delicious colourful Thai rice noodles with 2 kinds of rich, creamy curry served with an assortment of fresh seasonal vegetables. So why not put a dash of colour back into your life and try a plate? Priced at 150 baht net per portion. Available in all outlets from January to March 2017. For further information contact 038 769 999 or info@ hotelbaraquda.com

7 Days 7 Themes Buffet by the Bay at Edge, Hilton Pattaya Begin the 2017 with some of your favorite buffets - 7 different themes of lunch & dinner at Edge restaurant, Hilton Pattaya. The well-known buffet serves with a magnificent panoramic view of Pattaya bay.

Seafood & Grill buffet and ‘Cut the crab’ themed buffet dinner at Dee Lite Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok presents its latest promotion for seafood and meat lovers with a ‘Seafood & Grill buffet’ at Dee Lite restaurant. The buffet is available every evening from 6 pm to 10 pm. Guests enjoy amazingly fresh seafood and shellfish featuring New Zealand mussels, oysters from France, sweet clams and fresh salmon. Grilled items include fresh cuts of lamb, beef and pork. This fantastic promotion is priced at 950 baht net inclusive of soft drinks. Starting February 3, 2017 crab lovers can feast on a fabulous selection of crustaceans every Friday with Dee Lite restaurant’s new ’Cut the Crab’ themed buffet dinner. Highlights at this weekly buffet include Red Snow crab claws, Alaskan King crab, Blue crab and Black crab prepared in different styles such as deep fried, breaded, spicy salad, boiled and wok fried. This fantastic promotion is priced at 950 baht net inclusive of soft drinks. Dee Lite restaurant is located on level 1of DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and opens for dinner daily from 6 pm to 11 pm. For reservations please call 02 649 6666 or email bkkss.info@hilton. com

at Vistas, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Plump fresh strawberries grown in the cool climate of Chiang Mai and mixed with white chocolate for a yummy treat throughout the month of February at Vistas, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Served at any time from 9 am to 10 pm, the cupcakes are priced at only 80 baht++ each. Vistas is sited just off the resort’s lobby, a peaceful enclave from which to watch the world go by, and to enjoy the view across the water park and Pattaya Bay. For more information or reservations, contact us on 038 714 981

at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Dinner buffet • Sunday - Thursday International Dinner Buffet at 1,050 baht nett per guest • Friday Seafood Extravaganza at 1,300 baht nett per guest • Saturday Meat Lovers at 1,300 baht nett per guest

Jomtien Bead Road Corner of Soi 8

Chiang Mai Strawberry Cupcakes

Ramen noodles

Lunch buffet • Monday Tex Mex and More at 580 baht nett per guest • Tuesday Mediterranean Flavours at 580 baht nett per guest • Wednesday Burgers & Sandwich, Salads at 580 baht nett per guest • Thursday Across Asia at 580 baht nett per guest • Friday Pattaya Seafood at 650 baht nett per guest • Saturday Weekend BBQ at 650 baht nett per guest • Sunday Sunday Brunch at 1,500 baht nett per guest

International food and Thai Cuisine

Ramen is one of Japan’s great traditional wheat noodle dishes, our recipe featuring a delicious broth with pork, egg, crabmeat stick and vegetables. Shoyu ramen, Tantan ramen and Wonton ramen, at 300 baht++ only. Oasis is for families, groups of friends, couples and individuals, and offers indoor and outdoor seating. Located on the lobby level, the restaurant is open from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations please call 038 71 4981.

I Love Rock ‘n’ Roasts at The World restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Edge restaurant is located on level 14 of Hilton Pattaya, open from 12 noon to 2.30 pm for lunch buffet, 12 noon to 3pm for Sunday Brunch and 6 pm to 10:30 pm for dinner buffet.

Every Friday night at The World restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, a luxurious buffet is prepared featuring a unique “Rock & Roasts” dinner, made with a choice of the finest beef, pork, lamb or fish, all prepared the oldfashioned way and slowly roasted to perfection. Dishes will include roasted lamb leg, short ribs, strip loin and flank steaks with roasted red onion and red bell peppers; roasted whole sea bass with herb stuffing and grilled salmon with saffron cream sauce, paired perfectly with potatoes and pumpkin. Priced at just 1,890 baht++ per person, (plus government tax and service charges), this massively meaty feast is available from 6 pm to 10:30 pm and comes with rum cocktails.

For more information or reservation, call 038 253 000 or bkkhp_ fb@hilton.com

For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255 or E-mail: diningcgcw@chr.co.th

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

Tel : 038 756698, 091 0564911 www.jomtien-boathouse.com


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THE WOODEN BOX

The “Clean Eating” trend seems to be everywhere lately. The soul of “eating clean” is consuming food the way nature delivered it plus eating seasonal and local produce and avoiding processed and refined foods. We can’t think of a better proponent of this style of eating than The Wooden Box at the tip of Theppraya Road adjacent to the Court House. Owned by

three young entrepreneurs from Bangkok, Nat, Lek and Aek with an enthusiastic Chef heading the kitchen from Kampanpot the good eating vibe is alive and very well at The Wooden Box. There are three steps to heaven (and healthy eating) at this vibrant young restaurant. Step 1 is to choose your hydroponic salad leaf from eight options including rocket, red coral, Cos and butterhead.

Step 2 is to choose three toppings from the list: pumpkin seeds, carrot, beetroot, sunflower sprouts, radish, boiled egg among others. Step 3 is to choose your dressing from fresh kiwi, wasabi, thousand island, Thai style spicy and many more. We chose Cos lettuce with toppings of beetroot, red pepper and onion dressed in a Japanese sesame dressing. It was just how we imagined it would taste, vibrant, full of flavour and cleanly delicious. Your own bespoke salad costs only B.77 but if you would like to add an extra topping there is an additional charge. For instance, grilled bacon, grilled pork, tuna, or chukka wakame, is B.40 with a grilled pepper steak coming in at B.50 but if you would like a 5-star premium topping such as smoked salmon, fresh crab meat, smoked duck breast, fried soft shell crab or the luxurious touch of lobster then obviously there is a higher premium topping charge. We chose to have the salad as our starter but there’s lots of other options. Tuna Quesadillas and ham and cheese spring blossom rolls are

very popular as are the butter fried shrimp and calamari. There’s also lots of juicy steaks, rib-eye, T-bone or grilled pork chops on offer including sausages, BBQ pork ribs or spinach stuffed chicken breast. The menu ends on a high note with five premium lobster dishes all priced at B.935 including Tom Yum lobster, deep fried with garlic, baked cheesy, stir fried with garlic and pepper and an innovative mixed fruit salad lobster. We tried the Chicken Taco (B.135) which is a big, robust affair full of flavour and packed to bursting. Soft, tender strips of chilli chicken is tossed in salad with vegetables and coated with ribbons of mayo all presented in a crisp taco and served board-style. Spicy, chilli hot and cool, we loved it. We also tried the Dory fish steak (B.175). The sleek steak was grilled with a deft hand and came with a side salad and French fries. Mick ordered the crab cakes (B.335) which arrived well displayed on a wooden board with an abundant fruity salad containing Kiwi fruit, strawberries , leaves, red cabbage and numerous diced fruit. The pink dressing worked well with all this abundance. We were drinking the very quaffable Cabernet Sauvignon at B.95 per glass or B.620 for the bottle. The menu here is huge. I haven’t even mentioned the all day breakfast yet. It’s an international selection featuring a German set of croissant, boiled egg and sausage or the Asian style with panned eggs and the ever-popular eggs Benedict with home made Hollandaise sauce for B.235. If just an omelet and toast is your thing, it’s here as is a healthy set and a full American. All sets are served with tea or coffee, juice and mixed fruit. Before closing we’d just like to mention the super healthy juices that are on offer. The Clorophyl Detox is the on-trend green juice packed with cleansing and purifying agents or

the Digest Improver and even the Always Young juiced from cucumber, apples, celery and ginger. Nothing is nicer than a fresh fruit shake for breakfast or a cup of their speciality coffees. There’s a good selection of local beers plus the premium Hitachio Nest craft beers which are produced by Kiuchi Brewery who have been brewing Japanese Sake since 1823. This pictorial menu is truly massive. Twenty pages of everything from hash browns to mushroom mania featuring stir fries or their signature Big Champignon Burger. Prices are kept admirably low and the presentation is a feast for the eyes. I really can’t list it all – you’ll just have to visit The Wooden Box and experience Nat, Lek and Aek’s culinary vision for yourself. The Wooden Box is situated on Theppraya Road next to the Court House and is open every day from 09.30 am to 10.00 pm. Tel: 097 126 5432

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.

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fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 05 No. 04 | Feb 16-28, 2017

How to avoid varicose veins What can put you at risk for varicose veins—those unsightly blood vessels often seen on the legs of older women and men? For most, they are simply a cosmetic problem, but more advanced varicose veins can cause legs to ache or swell. In general, you are more at risk of the problem if your parents suffered from it. Also, your age and weight play a role; the older you are and the more you weigh, the higher your risk. Among women, hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy and menopause can increase the risk of developing varicose veins, as can birth control pills and other drugs containing estrogen and progesterone. (The good news is veins that enlarge during pregnancy tend to shrink back after giving birth.)

Also, you may increase your chances of developing varicose veins if you tend to cross your legs while sitting. To minimize your risk, get regular physical activity. It not only promotes healthy circulation, but can help to discourage weight gain and obesity

associated with increased risk of varicose veins. It’s also a good idea to avoid long periods of inactive standing or crossing your legs while sitting; elevate your legs whenever possible to help prevent the pooling of blood, which can exert undue pressure on the veins in your legs.

Worldwide, men have a life expectancy of nearly 65 years, as compared to a life expectancy of nearly 69 years for women. Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams, but it is healthy fat.

Fetid Feet Fixes

With more than a quarter of a million sweat glands in your feet (more than in any other part of the body, including the underarms) and considering that these glands release about a four liters of moisture per week, it's not surprising that smelly feet often are more offensive than BO. If you suffering from feet that are particularly odorous, it may be an inherited trait (excessive perspiration), or it may simply stem from common bacteria living in your shoes. Regardless of the source, you are not powerless to combat the problem. Here are some tips: Start by reducing the amount of caffeine and refined sugar that you consume (both can affect your metabolism and how your feet produce sweat). Air out your shoes by not wearing the same shoes two days in a row. This helps dehydrate and kill bacteria and cut down on the odor they can cause. If you notice that your feet are sweating during the day, change into dry socks. Use treated shoe inserts or deodorant crystals. Periodically wipe the insides of your shoes with a wet cloth, and then let them dry thoroughly.

Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers their dreams. Most people dream about every 90 minutes; the longest dreams (30-45 minutes) occur in the morning.


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Vol. 05 No. 04 | Feb 16-28, 2017

Spa Promotions Rose Renewal at Aisawan Spa, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G From February to March 2017, experience an absolute sensual Rose Treatment with ‘Rose Renewal’ at Aisawan Spa. Prepare yourself for this special occasion at Aisawan Spa with exclusive rose rituals that exfoliate the skin and sooth your mind. Begin with a sensual Foot Soak, a rose-infused salt scrub, before unwinding with an aromatic rose aroma body massage. Complete your treatment with a Facial Care ritual, including massage and scrub with Le Club, a skincare line from France. Conclude your visit with soothing Rose Tea - having perfected the art of renewing your most radiant self. Two hours for just 2,595 baht++. Rose Renewal is exclusively available from February to March 2017. For advance reservations, call 038 411 940-8 or email us at aisawanspa@ pullmanpattayahotelg.com

Cheers to the two of you package at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya 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. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email pattaya.eforeaspa@hilton.com.

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.

Muay Thai Elbows by Rory Coughlan

While it may be possible to be victourious in a fight using just one technique, a Muay Thai boxer who masters the use of each of thier eight weapons will definitely be able to face and outdo their opponent. Elbow strikes are very unique weapons that make Muay Thai different from other martial arts. Elbows in Muay Boran and Muay Thai can give very severe injuries to the opponent as they are used to attack when the opponent is in close quarters. The major targets for elbows are generally head facial areas including jaw, temple, neck and so on but never underestimate or think an elbow can not be used to strike another part or limb of the body. This all depends on the situation one might find them selfs in. The use of elbows leads your combat strategy to be effective and also deceiving to the untrained eye of the opponent. You can maneuver and direct an elbow in any direction to attack, being vertically and horizontally or diagonally but different types will give different impact effects to the attack. 1. Sok Ti-Slashing Elbow 2. Sok Tad-Horizontal Elbow 3. Sok Ngad -Uppercut Elbow 4. Sok Chieng -Diagonal Elbow 5. Sok Sab -Chopping Elbow 6. Sok Tong -Smash Downward Elbow 7. Sok Ku -Double Elbows 8. Sok Klab -Spinning Elbow 9. Kradot Sok -Mid-Air Elbow Strike There is also a distinct difference between a single elbow and a follow-up elbow. The single elbow is an elbow technique which is independent from any other move. A follow-up elbow on the other hand, is the second strike from the same arm, being a hook or straight punch first with an elbow follow-up. Such elbows, and most

other elbow strikes are used when the distance between fighters is too small and there is too little space to throw a hook at the opponent’s head. Elbows can also be utilized to great effect as blocks or defenses against for example spring knees, side body knees, body kicks or punches. Always remember if you are a close enough to throw the elbow so your opponent.

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Work those thighs and butt Ladies, do you want to firm your thighs and butt? You can tighten your inner and outer thighs, as well as your fanny, by doing squats. Practice squats using a chair. First, sit all the way down in the chair and then stand back up. Next, don't sit all the way down, barely touching the chair's seat before standing back up. Once you’re comfortable with the movement, do it without the chair. Just keep your feet shoulder-width apart and your back straight. Bend your knees and lower your rear as if you were sitting down in a chair, keeping your knees over your ankles.

For appointments, contact 038 301 234 ext 4333, email: spacenvareecmbr@chr.co.th, website: www.spacenvaree.com.

Kiss from a rose at AvaniSpa, AVANI Hotels & Resorts 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. To book your romantic spa session, call in advance on 038 412 120 ext1711 or email spa.vpat@avanihotels.com.

Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite number of times!


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escapades

Vol. 05 No. 04 | Feb 16-28, 2017

What better association than Wine, Dine & Art?

G Four Fine Wines & Spirits collaborated with About Eatery for a unique evening to promote Wine in Art. Over the years, G Four developed the concept of Wine in Art through personalized labels designed by selected artists. And, as part of Ciao Art Exhibition organized by G Four and Sathorn 11 Art Space, it was only natural to ask the Italian Artist Sergio Voci to join the adventure by designing exclusive labels for the occasion. Guests enjoyed a menu elaborated by Giulio Saverino, sommelier and owner of the restaurant, and Edoardo Bonavolta, Italian chef. To be paired with the delicate dishes, and Sergio’s art installed at About Eatery for the night, delicate wines were chosen. Indeed, guests had the possibility to discover or re-discover elegant wines during this dinner but also to try Kristall Thai spirit. From Spain with Pares Balta Cava to Sicily with Feudo Maccari and Pietradolce wines, guests finished the dinner with Carlo Hauner sweet white wine, which perfectly concluded the night. This dinner was also a nice opportunity to learn more about Sergio Voci himself. Born in Nigeria in 1975 to Italian parents, and travelled the Middle East throughout his childhood before settling in Italy, where he has found home, Sergio Voci was part of Ciao Art Exhibition in Sathorn 11 Art Space this last month. The complexity of the cultures he experienced appears in his work, shaping it dramatically. However, if there is one word that defines Sergio’s work, that is the drawing. Its design, its shapes, its objects, whether real or imagined, are the basis of his production. Thus, from a long friendship and the love of arts and fine wines, was born the perfect association between Sergio Voci and G Four Fine Wines & Spirits.

Hotel Promotions AVANI Family Package Your loved ones deserve the best. Treat them to an unforgettable getaway of sun, sea and sand at AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa. Spend time together by the pool or trying new flavours together in our restaurants. Little ones eat for free. Prices start from 5,500 baht ++. Package include: • AVANI Garden View Room. Minimum two consecutive nights • Daily breakfast for two people • A visit to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum for 2 people • Kids eat for free from the kids menu when dining with parents at Garden Cafe or Benihana • Valid from March 1 to May 31, 2017 For more information, call AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa: 038 412120 or email: pattaya@avanihotels.com or visit www.avanihotels.com/pattaya

Exclusive Savings from InterContinental Pattaya Resort at 42nd Thai Teaw Thai 2017 Pick up InterContinental Pattaya Resort vouchers, for accommodation, F&B and Amburaya Spa, and exclusively available at the Thai Teaw Thai 2017 travel fair, from March 2 to 5 2017, at Plenary Hall, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Save on price, not on luxury! Accommodation vouchers start from just 4,499 baht net per night, including breakfast for two, 60-minute spa vouchers at 1,600 baht net per person, Marvelous BBQ Seafood Buffet, every Saturday at 1,400 baht net per person and valuable dining cash voucher. Valid until October 31, 2017, receive added savings and special offers for multiple purchases. For more information, visit Plenary Hall, P180 or contact 038 259 888 or icpattaya@ ihg.com,Website: www.intercontinental.com/pattayaresort | www.facebook.com/ InterContinentalPattaya

A Sweet Valentine’s Package at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

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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diversions

Vol. 05 No. 04 | Feb 16-28, 2017

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya John Wick: Chapter Two

Guardians

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writers Genre

Release Date Lead Actors Director Genre

LG Signature OLED TV W Featured at CES 2017, the LG Signature OLED TV W features a "Wallpaper" design so impossibly thin and light that it attaches to the wall, while delivering unbelievable color and contrast, plus active HDR with 4K resolution. LG OLED pixels create their own light, and can switch off to achieve truly perfect black levels with zero light bleed, providing the foundation for displaying the lush, vibrant color that only LG OLED TV can deliver.

Nival Portable Washer

Nival is a palm-sized washer that cleans, sterilizes and disinfects. With powerful transducer inside, it vibrates at an optimal handwashing frequency and generates microscopic bubbles by means of cavitation. Thus, soft to your clothing but powerful enough to clean the dirt, even particulates invisible to our naked eyes. The Nival detergent tablet will be dissolved within 3 minutes by microscopic bubbles of great penetrability (up to 20 cm) and carried away to the fabric. With the help of acceleration of water, the tablet, superb concentrated, containing nano-grade active ingredient of decontamination, removes dirt and 99 percent bacteria in 30 minutes. Sign up on www.nival.cc.

February 16, 2017 Ruby Rose, Keanu Reeves, Bridget Moynahan Chad Stahelski Derek Kolstad Action | Crime | Thriller

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

February 23, 2017 Sebastien Sisak, Anton Pampuchniy, Sanzhar Madiev, Alina Lanina, Valeria Shkirando and Stanislav Shirin Sarik Andreasyan Action

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The film is about a team of Soviet superheroes created during the Cold War. The team includes representatives of the different nationalities of the USSR. Each of the protagonists' superpowers reflect the strengths and traditions of the people of the USSR.

music / new releases

Windy City – Alison Krauss

The Duffle Backpack

Windy City is the upcoming fifth solo studio album by bluegrass-country artist Alison Krauss. Scheduled to be released on February 17, 2017, the album is Krauss' first solo release of new material in almost 18 years, and comprises 10 covers of classic songs that she handpicked with producer Buddy Cannon. The deluxe edition adds four live versions of tracks. 1. Losing You 2. It's Goodbye and So Long to You 3. Windy City 4. I Never Cared for You 5. River in the Rain 6. Dream of Me 7. Gentle on My Mind 8. All Alone Am I 9. Poison Love 10.You Don't Know Me

The world’s most functional leather backpack! Messenger, backpack, and duffle configurations – the perfect bag for every lifestyle. The Italian Leather Duffle Backpack is a one-of-a-kind modular backpack that allows you to swap, switch, merge, and separate components to create the storage solution you need on a day-to-day basis. This project was successfully funded on Kickstarter on December 24. These products are now available for pre-order from Indiegogo, as well as woolandoak.com.

Deluxe edition bonus tracks 11. Windy City (live) 12. River in the Rain (live) 13. Losing You (live) 14. I Never Cared for You (live)

Deluxe edition bonus tracks 11. Windy City (live) 12. River in the Rain (live)

13. Losing You (live) 14. I Never Cared for You (live)


Business News Joachim Felber appointed executive chef at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

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The Heights Condominiums at Sunplay Bangsaray development on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard receives EIA approval Phase one of Sunplay Asia’s upscale retirement community is progressing on schedule as it draws strong investor interest from domestic and international markets

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eading residential community developer, Sunplay Asia, has announced EIA approval for the first phase of its pioneering active lifestyle retirement estate, The Heights, a luxury low-rise condominium development in Bangsaray just 90 minutes from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International

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Airport. The official certificate of approval was issued on January 13, 2017. Master-planned and designed by renowned Thai architects A49, The Heights Bangsaray is a collection of 70 one-, two- and three-bedroom contemporary condominiums offering generous layouts and branded fixtures and appliances.

The development sits at the heart of the Sunplay Bangsaray development, which extends over a 175-rai (28-hectare) site with approximately 12,500 sqm to be used for the 70 freehold units. A further 5,000 sqm

has been reserved for The Sunplay Club and lush gardens that offer leisure and privacy on a gently sloping hillside with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and the Gulf of Thailand. Continued on page 4/24

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Property

Bird’s Eye view of the Asian Property Market In an interview with Dot Property Co., Ltd., my good friend Chris Dietz provides some excellent insight on the growth of real estate markets in Asia. Chris is vice president of Global Operations, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (Leading RE), a growing network of independent residential brokerages spanning more than 60 countries. Here then, that interview: Dot Property (DP): Last year was a historic one for LeadingRE, what were some of the most notable achievements? Is there anything you are particularly proud of? Dietz: Yes, 2016 was another fantastic year for us. I think the most notable achievement was that our network generated over 30,000 leads, client introductions, and we managed to push our referral conversion rate of closed transactions from 43 percent to an industry leading 52 percent! Besides that, now having representation in 62 countries has marked another milestone for our organization, and we successfully introduced our new re-freshened brand in October during our Global Symposium in Amsterdam. And because one of our hallmarks is quality, we are very proud that we were recently ranked the #3 learning organization out of the top 125 by Training Magazine, reflecting our focus on continually raising the performance bar. DP: L o o k i n g a h e a d t o 2017, can you share some of LeadingRE’s plans for this year? Dietz: 2017 will also be the year of continuing globalization of our entire organization. At LeadingRE, we are committed to creating a truly global organization. We recognize

the fact that business is done very differently in many parts of the world. One of our slogans is ‘We’re Local, we’re Global.’ We believe that a global company is a local company…but with connections everywhere. We successfully apply different business models in different parts of the world and encourage our affiliates to share their best practices with the entire network using the products, tools and services we provide for them. Being global is also about the mindset of each staff member and affiliate, and we plan to strengthen that global mindset by providing even more training and education. Other plans include adding more quality real estate companies to the network, generating increased referral business and building our brand, especially in the APAC region. DP: Does the company have any goals in Asia this year? Can you offer a little insight as to what some of those goals are? Dietz: Yes, certainly we have plans for Asia in 2017. We will continue our branding campaign with Dot Property, as we understand the importance of a quality brand within the Asian cultures, even though we will always remain the global brand behind a successful local brand. With this, we hope to attract more quality real estate operations to the network and expand in further markets so our existing members have reliable partners to send their clients. To better service the region, we are considering hiring staff to work out of our Singapore office. We are also considering customizing a compelling value proposition for real estate project developers in the region to connect with us and our 128,000

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

agents worldwide on a global platform. LeadingRE rapidly expanded its footprint in 2016 and now has members in more than 60 countries. DP: Are there any Southeast Asian markets LeadingRE is targeting this year? Could we see further expansion into the region? Dietz: We are very interested in expanding our footprint in the Southeast Asian region. According to statistics of the ASEAN organization, Southeast Asia is the world’s growth region. Figures shown during a meeting in Bangkok last year were quite exciting. It is predicted that the middle class in Asia will overtake the US and European middle class in numbers by 2020 and will have almost twice as many middle-class people as Europe and the US combined! Can you imagine the buying power? By 2030 Indonesia will overtake Germany and Japan as big middle class spenders, closing in on China, India and the US. The Philippines had a bigger GDP growth rate than China in 2016. So yes, back to the question, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as Vietnam and Thailand, are in our focus as we already see a lot of our business going towards these countries. It seems natural that we are looking to add quality companies from those countries to our global network of independent real estate firms. DP: Some of the hallmarks of the LeadingRE brand are its high standards and commitment to quality and service. What has the company done to ensure these are not sacrificed as the company continues its impressive growth?

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

Dietz: At LeadingRE, we’ve always thought about expansion and growth in terms of the individuals involved. We go where we not only find the best of the best independent brands and real estate operations, but also where we find people who are the right fit for the LeadingRE brand and our affiliates. These people have the same values, believe in the culture we’ve created for so many years, and share our philosophy of quality, connections and independence! DP: Is there anything else you wish to share with readers about LeadingRE or the company’s aims moving forward? Dietz: I often realize that it is not easy to understand our business model from an outsider’s perspective. LeadingRE is a global

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

network of independent, “private label” real estate companies mainly functioning like a B2B club generating business opportunities for its members. Currently we have over 4000 offices in 62 countries, and our affiliated companies generate USD 351 billion in transactions annually, closing over one million deals per year. While our members/ affiliates enjoy the freedom and flexibility of being independent, we offer products, tools and services only a global organization can provide. Our mantra is ‘making the best real estate companies even better.’ As a long term aim, I’d say we want to become widely recognized as the premier global real estate network.

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


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Property The Heights Condominiums at Sunplay Bangsaray development on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard receives EIA approval Continued from page 1/21

“We are pleased to have achieved EIA approval swiftly as we move ahead with development of The Heights Condominiums. The architecture and design for the project is truly world-class and the location near Bangsaray offers residents a rare opportunity to enjoy an active lifestyle in a tranquil natural setting with easy access to Bangkok and its international flight connections,” said Chris Delaney, managing director of Sunplay Asia. “Sunplay Bangsaray is also a 30-minute drive from the fast expanding U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport, which already offers direct flights to China, Singapore and Malaysia and will be expanded to connect with other regional destinations. A planned high-speed rail link between Pattaya and Bangkok will further reduce travel time to the development,” Chris Delaney added. Owned by Thai property company Sunplay Asia Co., Ltd, The Heights Condominiums will be titled under Thailand’s

Bedroom in a two-bedroom unit

Chris Delaney (center), managing director of Sunplay Asia, during the press tour Condominium Act and The Sunplay Club will be owned and operated by Sunplay Club Bangsaray Co., Ltd. Clients who buy a condominium will be granted membership of the club, with 2 years’ annual fees included. Sunplay Asia has also partnered with specialist Australian luxury senior living community developers MacArthur Projects and a group of local investors in the development of the project, which will feature

jogging and biking trails, restaurants, bars, pools, and tennis courts. Plans also include the addition of luxury villas and exclusive pool villas to be launched in April 2017. The Heights Condominiums and The Sunplay Club are scheduled for completion in H2, 2018. The project is launching with special offer unit prices starting from 108,000 baht per sqm fully fitted. Prices range from 9.5 million baht to 35 million baht.

Living room in a two-bedroom unit

Sansiri set to start Thailand’s first full scale Property Technology ecosystem Sansiri, Thailand’s leading fully-integrated property developer, has launched Siri Venture, the country’s first corporate venture capital fund specializing in fullscale research and development on Property Technology. The new venture capital concept opens up opportunities for technology startups to develop innovations for home living and lifestyle, from conception to commercial viability, with direct access to sustain business in the property market. Siam Commercial Bank,

as strategic partner of the venture, lends experience on investment in technology and startups in supporting the operations and integrating fintech into innovation development. Established with initial registered capital of 100 million baht, Siri Venture focuses on investment and development of new technology and products in collaboration with researchers, innovators, manufacturers and startups, with aim to build a network of at least 300 PropTech startups by 2020, while driving

Thai innovations for home living to spring up globally as well as create a strong and sustainable growth for the property industry. Siri Venture has three primary missions, comprising 1. Investment in development of technology and innovation for real estate and home living, with budget of Bt 100 million, in Thailand and Singapore; 2. Investment in the revamp project of Home Service, mobile application for Sansiri customers, to become a comprehensive home living service for every lifestyle needs with capacity

to reach a wider market; and 3. Launch of Thailand’s first Property Technology Accelerator Program to select startups in property technology with high investment potentials. The revamp of Home Service, a highly-successful mobile application for Sansiri customers launched since 2012 with user base growing from hundreds to tenthousand within only three years, aims to redefine digital service innovation to the next level, and interwoven into every aspect of daily life like never before. From messaging, notification, request for home maintenance, online shopping, to home automation, as well as other add-on services in the future to meet changing needs, life is made easier at consumer’s fingertips. The new face of Home Service is a revolutionary technology with strong potential to reach a wider market beyond

the realm of Sansiri properties, and can be offered for sale to other real estate projects by other developers, in Thailand and international markets. Currently, Home Service has over 13,000 subscribers in 135 Sansiri properties, mostly condominiums. The Property Technology Accelerator Program, designed with concrete objective, will start in the second quarter of 2017, with opening for application of 100 startup teams. 15 teams will be selected for business incubation, with extensive tutorial courses led by business specialists and Sansiri management team during the third quarter. In fourth quarter, final 8 - 10 startup teams will be selected for further commercial viability development. SIRI VENTURE will also support in seeking patent protection for successful innovations.


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Volume 6

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

Issue 03

16-28 february 2017

by Magna Carta Law Office

MARITAL PROPERTY What is marital property? Marital Property or Sin Somros are all properties and financial assets acquired by a couple during their marriage, ordinarily used by them and their children while they are living together for shelter or transportation, or for household, educational, recreational or social purposes. Anything that belonged to one spouse before the marriage is non-marital property or Sin Suan Tua. Is marital property always divided equally? The concern on property division does not usually arise during the marriage, but when a couple decides to separate. Upon divorce, the Sin Somros shall be divided equally between spouses.  Are gifts that my spouse gave me during our marriage considered as marital property? Any property acquired by either spouse during marriage through a will or gift is considered as a personal property or Sin Suan Tua. What is considered non-marital property (Sin Suan Tua)? Each spouse is the manager of his or her  own Sin Suan Tua. It consists of: 1. property belonging to either spouse before marriage; 2. property for personal use, dress or ornament suitable for station in life, or tools necessary for carrying on the profession of either spouse; 3. property acquired by either spouse during marriage through a will or gift; 4. Khongman. What is considered to be marital property (Sin Somros)? Sin Somros consists of: 1. property acquired during marriage; 2. property acquired by either spouse during marriage through a will of gift made in writing if it is declared by such will or document of gift to be Sin Somros; 3. fruits of Sin Suan Tua. In managing the Sin Somros in the following cases, the husband and wife have to be joint manager, or one spouse has to obtain consent from the other: 1. Selling, exchanging, sale with the right of redemption, letting out property on hire-purchase, mortgaging, releasing mortgage to mortgagor or transferring the right of mortgage on immovable property or on mortgageable movable property. 2. Creating or distinguishing the whole or a part of the servitude, right of inhabitation, right of superficies, usufruct or charge on immovable property.

3. Letting immovable property for more than three years. 4. Lending money 5. Making a gift unless it is a gift for charitable, social or moral purposes and is suitable to the family condition. 6. Making a compromise. 7. Submitting a dispute to arbitration. 8. Putting up the property as guarantee or security with a competent official or the Court. The management of the Sin Somros in any case other than those mentioned above can be made only by one spouse without having to obtain consent from the other. In case either spouse is the sole manager of the Sin Somros, if the manager is going to commit or is committing any act in the management of the Sin Somros which would appear to result in undue loss, the other spouse may apply to the Court for an order forbidding commission of such act. If either spouse who is the manager of Sin Somros: 1. causes undue loss to it; 2. fails to support the other spouse; 3. becomes insolvent or incurs debts to an amount exceeding one half of the Sin Somros; 4. hinders the management of Sin Somros by the other spouse without reasonable ground; 5. is found to have circumstances that will ruin the Sin Somros; the other spouse may apply to the Court for an order authorizing him or her to be the sole manager or dividing the Sin Somros. What about our debts? Where either spouse is personally liable to perform an obligation incurred before or during marriage, such performance shall be first made out of his or her Sin Suan Tua; if the obligation is not performed in full, it shall be satisfied out of his or her portion of the Sin Somros. Where both spouses are common debtors, the performance shall be made out of the Sin Somros and the Sin Suan Tua of both spouses. Debts that both spouses are jointly liable to perform, shall include the following debts incurred by either spouse during marriage: 1. debts incurred in connection with management of household affairs and providing for the necessaries of the family, or maintenance, medical expenses of the household and for proper education of the children; 2. debts incurred in connection with the Sin Somros; 3. debts incurred in connection with a business carried on by the spouses in common; 4. debts incurred by either spouse only for his or her own benefit but ratified by the other. If either spouse is adjudged bankrupt, the  Sin Somros is divided by operation of law as from the date of adjudication.

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Volume 6

Issue 03

16-28 february 2017

Business News AccorHotels makes Serena Williams Joachim Felber appointed executive chef feel welcome for second year in a row at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Serena Williams, arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, is AccorHotels’ Official Ambassador for the Australian Open for the second year in a row. As part of a multi-million dollar sponsorship that includes billboard signage, digital and print advertisements across Australia, AccorHotels is complementing the relationship with a first of its kind deal with Fox Sports that will take viewers behind-the-scenes to see how Serena prepares for the tournament.

Andre Brulhart, general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, announced that Joachim Felber has been appointed to the position of executive chef, with immediate effect. Joachim, a Swiss national, has a Diploma of Culinary Arts from Switzerland and is a chef with more than 30 years experience. He has worked for leading hotels including The Regency Kuwait, Gran Melia Jakarta and Swissotel Nai Lert Park Bangkok. Previous to joining Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, he was executive chef at Grimson Resort and Spa, Mactan Lapulapu, Philippines.

Kempinski opens first modern five-star luxury hotel in Cuba

Kempinski will open its first hotel in Cuba in the second quarter of this year. The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana features 246 rooms and suites and is located within the historic Manzana de Gómez building in the heart of Old Havana - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kempinski Hotels has just signed a management contract with the Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA. "We are very pleased to be opening this outstanding hotel in the spring," says Markus Semer, chairman of the management board and CEO of Kempinski Hotels. "The opening is a continuation of our pioneering spirit as the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana will be Cuba’s first modern luxury fivestar hotel. And its location within a famous historic building currently makes it the most exclusive hotel project in Old Havana.” “For us, it is important to gain new partners who are internationally renowned, to manage our hotels, for this reason Kempinski was selected to take care of our new hotel in Havana,”adds Carlos M. Latuff, executive president Grupo de Turismo Gaviota SA.“With

its impeccable 120-year history, European-style luxury and extraordinary quality, Europe's oldest luxury hotel group Kempinski is a perfect fit with the Manzana de Gómez. Constructed at the beginning of the 20th century, as Cuba’s first European-style shopping arcade, it is an iconic building in an important historical area. Together with Kempinski we will make this jewel the city’s leading luxury hotel,” he continues. Even before it has opened, the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana is causing much excitement –not only in Cuba. Guests can choose from 246 luxury rooms and suites, ranging in size from 40 to the stunning presidential suite’s 150 square metres – all with ceilings of four to five metres. The rooftop terrace and swimming pool, with views over the old town, are just one of the many highlights. There will be a spa managed by Resense, which offers guests more than 1,000 square metres of pure relaxation, together with a choice of three restaurants, a lobby bar, cigar lounge, and a business centre makes sure guests will have everything they need for a truly memorable stay.

As one of the most recognised faces in the world, Serena Williams has been World Number One six times and holds 38 major titles – more than any other tennis player, male or female. She is currently chasing her 23rd Grand Slam singles title which would put her one Grand Slam title away from Margaret Court with the most singles titles ever held. Serena was the highest-paid female athlete of 2016, has graced the cover of Vogue and was Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year in 2015, so it is fair to say she is much more than a great tennis player – she is a real icon and a symbol of empowerment around the world. AccorHotels is also Official Partner of the Australian Open, providing concierge and information services for fans and players, and accommodation packages for fans attending the tennis. The Australian Open is the largest annual sporting event in the southern hemisphere and provides a huge boost to tourism in Australia, with last year’s event adding 278.1 million dollars to the Victorian economy. AccorHotels previously offered members of its Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program an exclusive opportunity to meet Serena Williams at the So Sofitel Singapore and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins where she posed for photos with fans.

IKEA launches the Grundvattnet series of sink accessories

IKEA has introduced the Grundvattnet series of sink accessories that serve as a multifunctional assistant in the kitchen. The series is meticulously designed with multi-purpose functionality to handle all kinds of activities that take place around the kitchen sink,

from food preparation and washing up to organizing and storage. This helps make the kitchen workflow more efficient and modular, such as the washing-up bowl that serves as a sink divider, with one bowl that splits into two bowls. Grundvattnet sink accessories

are a series of products designed to fit all types of cooking requirements, even in the limited space kitchen. The products are made from polyethylene plastic that has been tested and proven to be safe, and are available now in Kitchen department at IKEA Bangna Store.

Goodyear unveils New Year promotion Goodyear Thailand has unveiled its New Year promotion. For drivers who purchase a set of four tires from the Goodyear Assurance Triple Max, Eagle F1 Directional 5, Wrangler Triple Max and Efficient Grip SUV ranges will receive a free black polo shirt worth 590 baht. This is available at participating Goodyear outlets until March 31, or while stock lasts*. In addition to receiving the black polo shirt immediately upon purchase, consumers will also enjoy complimentary registration for Goodyear’s Worry Free Assurance program. The Worry Free Assurance program currently includes: • 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 to 0 percent interest payment plans for tires covered by Worry Free Assurance

• Five-year limited warranty – 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 02-305-8585 or visit www. goodyear.co.th/wfa.


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Volume 6

Issue 03

16-28 february 2017

Business News Ascott Thailand reveals Thailand’s hotel investment its strategic plan for 2017 transactions totaled 9.6 CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has announced its business plan for Thailand after in 2016 posting a remarkable performance by achieving its target of 3,000 units with 18 properties across Bangkok, Pattaya and Sri Racha. “In 2016 Ascott’s growth in terms of property number is pretty steady and well planned.” says Jean Keijdener, Ascott’s country general manager for Thailand. “We have opened Metropole Bangkok - Asia’s first unique luxury serviced residence under The Crest Collection and also launched the first phase of Somerset Ekamai Bangkok which is Ascott’s first mixed-use development in Thailand. Besides that, we have clinched a management contract for The Park at EM District Managed by The Ascott Limited, the upscale Bangkok’s serviced residence in the highly sought-after Sukhumvit Soi 24. Our company also managed to sustain stability in occupancy rates especially amongst long-stay business which is our main target audience.” Keijdener also stated that “Talking about Ascott’s direction for 2017, the company has achieved record breaking 10,000 units globally in 2016 making this Ascott’s highest increase in inventory count in a single year. In 2017 we will be opening more than

billion baht in 2016

Positive outlook for 2017 with continued demand from both domestic and regional investors

30 properties around the world boosting our fee income when the properties stabilise. Having greater scale gives us a stronger negotiating power with partners and vendors it will also enable us to better invest in capabilities such as technologies and new systems to enhance our competitiveness. The Ascott still expects a strong and continuous growth in Thailand. After the expansion of our operations to the Eastern Seaboard, we continue to explore opportunities in many potential regions and key cities of Thailand. More properties are set to be opened in the next 18 months, with four properties already in the pipeline; Citadines Jomtien Beach Pattaya, Citadines North Pattaya, Somerset Maison Asoke Bangkok and Somerset Habourview Sri Racha. Another project to be highlighted is Somerset Ekamai Bangkok, Ascott’s first mixed-use

development housing the 130 units of serviced residences, 81 units of corporate lease and a multifunction conference centre with 51 urban community rooms set in a co-living environment. After launching its first phrase in August last year, the whole project will open in Q2 this year. With Somerset Ekamai Bangkok will also be great future benefits in growing MICE segment from government and medical association.” Currently Ascott is the largest international serviced residence owner-operator in Thailand, with 18 properties and more than 3,000 units across Bangkok, Pattaya and Sri Racha (including under development projects). All wellappointed properties are nestled in prime business and entertainment districts, designed for discerning expatriates and travellers on business or leisure.

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts announces rebranding of a luxury villa resort in Hua Hin Swiss hotel management company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced that it will rebrand and manage a luxury villa and suite resort in Hua Hin, Thailand to be named the Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin. In operation since 2010, the existing Asara Villa and Suite Resort, Hua Hin comprising a 96-key resort is owned by Ocean Property and boasts 54 pool villas and 42 suites designed to offer discerning leisure travellers and families a relaxing holiday in Thailand’s premier beach destination.

Scheduled to relaunch with Mövenpick branding in November 2017, the full service resort will also feature exceptional food and beverage options, an indulgent spa with eight treatment rooms, a fully equipped Kids Club, exclusive meeting room facilities, a library, multiple swimming pools and extensive lush tropical landscaping. Adding to the appeal of the getaway experience, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin will offer guests a choice of food and beverage outlets serving cuisine to suit a range of tastes at its casual

all-day dining restaurant, specialty beach side restaurant, lobby lounge and an inviting pool bar. "Our Mövenpick Resort in Hua Hin is the perfect destination for families, couples and exclusive meeting (MICE) groups seeking sanctuary from the hustle and noise of Bangkok" says Andrew Langdon, Mövenpick Hotels & resorts global chief development officer and senior vice president Asia. “By combining Mövenpick’s signature attention to detail with sublime Thai hospitality, world class facilities and quaint beach

Thailand’s hotel investment activity remained robust in 2016 with more than 10 hotels and hospitality assets sold in Bangkok and major provincial destinations. Of this, five assets were brokered by JLL on behalf of the sellers. However, investment volume fell 15 percent from 2015 to 9.6 billion baht due to the lack of large assets being offered to the market. 2017 will see a big jump in investment volume as the 10.8-billion baht sale of Swissotel Nai Lert Park is scheduled for conclusion this year, according JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group. Mike Batchelor, managing director of Investment Sales Asia, JLL’s Hotels and Hospitality Group, says “Investment appetite by both local and foreign investors in Thailand’s hospitality market has showed no signs of subsiding as these investors have remained upbeat on long-term fundamentals in this ever-resilient market.” Data from the Tourism Authority of Thailand suggests that the growth of inbound visitors into Thailand has been consistent with a 10-year compound annual growth rate of 8.9 percent. Total international visitor arrivals breached the 30 million mark for the first time in 2016 and are expected to reach 35 million in 2017 despite the crackdown on zero-dollar tours that has impacted the number of arrivals from China since the latter part of 2016.

and managed as serviced apartments by Ascott. Other transactions were spread across major tourism destinations including Pattaya, Phuket, Phang Nga, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and Chiang Rai plus additional transactions in the gateway city of Nakhon Ratchasima and the industrial town of Sri Racha.

Bangkok led the pack in 2016 Bangkok was the star performer in Thailand with hospitality transactions accounting for around 50 percent of the total volume in 2016. Some of the key deals recorded over the year across the city include the sales of Eight Thonglor (including the former Pan Pacific Residences, since rebranded as Akyra Thonglor), Liberty Garden Hotel and Park 24 Condominium in Sukhumvit which will be rebranded

Both domestic and regional investors were active buyers While most of the hotel deals last year were transacted by Thai investors, institutional investors from Hong Kong and Singapore were also active purchasers, accounting for around 45 percent of the total transaction volume. “Interest from both domestic and regional investors were strong in 2016, a trend that is expected to continue into 2017,” says Batchelor. “More Asian corporates are looking to place large capital reserves into alternative investment classes in some of Thailand’s real estate sectors that enjoy healthy trading performance and returns. Buoyed by strong long-term growth prospects for the country’s tourism industry, some of these corporates have showed keen interest in the hospitality sector, as evidenced from strong levels of bids for some of sought-after hotel assets currently offered for sale in Thailand,” he adds.

town charm, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin is set to add an exceptional new luxury accommodation choice for visitors. Domestic and international guests will enjoy memorable holidays, tailored to all ages and interests, with an added a touch of private luxury and extraordinary service.” Centrally located in the famous Thai beachside town, which is an easy 3-hour drive from Bangkok, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin is less than one kilometre from Hua Hin Airport and just a 5-minute drive from the town centre and its popular shopping and nightlife options. Guests can enjoy the best of the beach

while still taking advantage of city attractions in this mainland getaway, a combination that has made it a favorite weekend retreat. “We’re delighted to add another beachside property to our rapidly expanding portfolio” added Langdon, "especially in such an established location and with such reputable owners. "Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin will join our existing three exceptional Mövenpick resort properties in Thailand, which include Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya, the stylish Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket and the popular Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket.”


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Business Opportunities

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

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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 ( p t m b o - s n 1 3 1 5 ) 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

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

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

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(ptmsp-d1216)Hotel/ Restaurant Nightmare? English expat with over 30 years Asian hospitality experience will consult or manage your property, short or long term. Tel. David 088 044 3232. Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.   The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.   Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit 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.

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

Houses for Sale

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)

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Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6422) Gre a t D e a l Ho m e i n 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 2 5 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 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! Se l l i n g 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 2 0 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 5 + 1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 6 6 0 Sq m . Fo r 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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 3 6 0 Sq m . Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052)


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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 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1154) Un i q u e a n d Sp a c i o u s Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516)

Ma g n i f i c e n t C o u n t r y 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 Countr y Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6276)

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

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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) Very Impressive Nagawari Home for Rent! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 250 Sqm/98 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2587)


P10/30 16 - 28 February 2017 Houses for Rent

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

(ptmcfs-g1116)Pratumnak Studio for Sale. Spacious 56 sq m studio in Pratumnak Soi 6. Brand new and ready to move in. 6th floor with sea views, large pool, quality THB 100,000 furniture package included. Price T H B 2 , 9 9 0 , 0 0 0 . Ca l l 086 002 9536 or e-mail manlybeach@hotmail.com (ptmcfs-p1416)Beachfront Condo at Bangsaray Condominium. 150sqm. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms attach, 300 meter beach condo. Only137 unit in 20Rai.  Most green surrounding landscape,  romantic and privacy condo in Pattaya. Most wonderful design. Fully furnished, TV LCD50’. Hot Sale 8.9mil. 59,000bth/ sqm.  081 335 8102, ask pictures pitipity@hotmail. com by owner Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 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)

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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) Sp a c i o u s 1 B e d r o o m 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) Sa n c t u a r y C o n d o f o r 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 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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) B e a c h f ro n t L i v i n g i n Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

(ptmcfr-p1416) Condo WongAmat Beach Re n t . 4 8 s q . m . , f l o o r 27, corner room. Most beautiful sea view in Pattaya. Magnificent design. 19,500/ month, 081 335 8102 pitipity@hotmail.com Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 25,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms, 104 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3114)

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LAND FOR SALE

Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah. (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah. (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 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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Condos for Rent

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)

Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 1 B e d r o o m / 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) G o r g e o u s Pe n t h o u s e 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

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) Huayyai Area! Se l l i n g 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

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visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 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 A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 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 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 A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 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! Se l l i n g Price is 1.95 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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)

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Staying safe online by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona IB students from Garden International School (GIS) helped younger pupils learn about online safety as part of their lessons. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students, who are studying Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS), came up with three mornings of activities for years 7 to 9. These were part of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons. The activities involved looking at how to stay safe on social media, what to be aware of and how to ensure students took steps to remain safe when online. Feedback from the years 7 to 9 students was very positive. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

Neuroscience in the Classroom by Rob Cable

Dance and dumplings as GIS marks Chinese New Year by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona

Garden International School celebrated Chinese New Year with songs, dance and dumplings. The Languages' Department organised a special evening of Chinese activities, which featured red lanterns strung around the school leading up to the Main Hall on January 26. The show, hosted by IB students, featured a traditional Chinese fan dance, songs from the Thai teachers and even a special dance from other GIS teachers. In the interval, Chinese

dumplings and other snacks were available. To mark the Year of the Rooster, students and staff wore red. Thanks to Indorama, which sponsored this event.

The application of educational neuroscience in schools has faced a lot of criticism with many believing that there is a sufficient lack of concrete evidence to support its effectiveness and validity in the classroom. Despite this, the interest that surrounds this emerging topic is continually growing and this is encouraging to gain a clearer understanding of the correlation between children’s education and brain development. Although neuro-myths have distorted public perception and casted some doubts, many agree that advances in neuroscience and our understanding of the brain could have a profound impact on how we teach young children to enhance their learning. The fundamentals of educational neuroscience are at a relatively advanced stage. We are now able to use sophisticated scanners to capture images inside the brain which can be directly related to the classroom. This has been particularly useful when understanding and dealing with ‘problem’ children with regards to social and emotional development, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and dyslexia. The hope for educational neuroscience is that we will be able to set biological

markers to recognise learning difficulties in children and assist the developmental process of the brain from a much earlier age. Neuroscience has improved our knowledge of the reading and mathematical processes in the brain. Research has shown a connection between phonological awareness (the patterns of speech and sound) and reading ability. Children who have developed a solid foundation in phonics

tend to be better readers in comparison to children who have not established such skills. In mathematics neuroscience has helped to identify areas of the brain which specifically deal with numerical processing and mental arithmetic. Some children’s brains develop abnormally or slower than others. Therefore, neuroscientists recommend specialised interventions for

children who find mathematics challenging, rather than subjecting every child to standardised interventions, which could be detrimental to some children’s academic development. Neuroscientists contend that uncertain reward can be far more motivating than certain reward because humans have an attraction to challenges with equal odds. It is for this reason that educational games are extremely motivating for young learners because they are not focused on reward consistency. Furthermore, neuroscience argues that the brain is a complex, interactive and interconnecting system that uses multiple senses to absorb, interpret and process information s i m u l t a n e o u s l y. A student may have a preferred learning style – such as visual or auditory – however research shows that this is dictated by the development of the brain and that it is unethical to label a child a ‘kinaesthetic learner’. Instead, neuroscientists suggest that the more difficult a task is the greater the chance we have of memorising it.Thus, inadequate or incompetent learning styles should be practised to strengthen them. There is currently a debate among neuroscientists about how the brain functions; whether we use certain parts of the brain for specific types of learning or whether learning occurs throughout the whole brain. Thus, it is important that neuroscientists do not overstate their findings and instead take time to provide conclusive evidence for educators to successfully implement neuroscience into their classrooms. Rob Cable is a primary year 3/1 classroom teacher at the Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That The 1952 movie Ivanhoe beats the novel It’s never easy adapting a book to film. Sir Walter Scott’s novel Ivanhoe has literally dozens of characters whilst the main character is offstage or wounded for the greater part of the book. So the MGM director Richard Thorpe and writers Noel Langley and Aeneas Mackenzie succeeded in making a highly entertaining movie, but it has little to do with Scott. The made-in-England movie traces the attempts by Sir Wilfrid of Ivanhoe (Robert

Taylor) to bring back king Richard the Lionheart from his captivity in Austria, winning him the enmity of Prince John, who covets his brother’s English throne, and the prince’s Norman knights who dance attendance in self-interest. En route, Ivanhoe revives his long standing love affair with Rowena (Joan Fontaine) and is fancied by Rebecca (Elizabeth Taylor). There are many plot changes. In the film, Ivanhoe is a much more active hero than the one in Scott’s novel and quickly reveals himself to his Saxon father Cedric and to Rowena. Also Ivanhoe recovers from his jousting wound in the movie much more rapidly than in the book. In the film Ivanhoe openly rides to Torquilstone castle to give himself up to the Normans if they will release his father and other hostages. But in the book it’s Wamba the Fool who performs this role disguised as a priest. Needing to give Ivanhoe

more to do, the movie’s scriptwriters borrow from other medieval legends. The film opens with Ivanhoe as a wandering minstrel who discovers that king Richard is held captive by Leopold of Austria. Thus Ivanhoe takes over the legendary role of Blondel. This Blondel element leads to a plot common to many Robin Hood films, but only on the fringes of Sir Walter Scott’s original tale – King Richard’s ransom. To raise the money for the ransom, Ivanhoe in the movie asks Isaac of York, the patriarch of the Jews, to find 150,000 marks of silver. This subplot is not present in the same form in the novel. Film reviewers in the early 1950s were quick to notice that the film teaches a serious lesson in religious tolerance – that the

Jews will ransom Richard who in turn will not oppress them any more – which is not at all customary in spectacle movies. Isaac is played by Felix Aymler in the movie and is a good deal less selfish than the same character in the book. Elizabeth Taylor’s Rebecca has also been softened for the movie. But her role in the book is broadly retained. She helps Ivanhoe pay for his armour and refuses to submit to the thuggish advances of Sir Brian de BoisGuilbert played by George Sanders. Finlay Currie and Emlyn Williams respectively play Cedric, Ivanhoe’s father, and Wamba in a charmingly broad and comic perspective. Robert Taylor isn’t the natural swashbuckler that was Errol Flynn in his heyday. But he manages to convey his

authority as King Richard’s envoy well and shows good spirit in the swordfighting scenes at Torquilstone castle. Taylor dresses in a green and brown costume very similar to Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood’s outfit. As for Robin Hood, he plays a very minor part in the movie, restricted largely to warning the Normans at Torquilstone that they face siege and attack if they don’t release their hostages forthwith. The most action-packed sequence is without doubt the siege of the castle. The many volleys of Saxon arrows is a

spectacular moment, an idea dropped from the Flynn movie owing to budgetary constraints. It all looks rather cheesy today in that the arrows are not shown penetrating people with the lethal realism which would be shown today. But it is clear that the siege inspired the Helm’s Deep sequences in the 2002 film Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Incidentally, the set of the castle at Boreham Wood was used again in the 1955 Flynn movie The Dark Avenger. The 1953 Ivanhoe is a brightly coloured romp, filled with pageantry and huge numbers of extras. The winding narrative is certainly gone, but what stands in its place is enjoyable. Maybe Ivanhoe doesn’t stand up to the best of the swashbucklers, but it provides some good entertainment, these days more likely on DVD than at the cinema.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Tammy Garcia, www.UrbaneWomen.com

10 Women Body Parts That Men Love (It’s Not What You Think) If you’ve ever wondered exactly what body parts of a woman are the most appealing to men, we’ve got it down to a science!

6. Skin Smooth, soft skin is so feminine and wonderful to the touch. In those intimate moments, men love the feel of a woman’s skin. Beautiful skin also radiates a healthy glow. 7. Legs

Emphasizing your femininity by paying attention to the fine details (which you’ll learn about in this article) plays big a role in your overall appearance and splendid charm. 1. Your Smile No t o n l y i s a s m i l e worth a million words, it bestows warmth and an air of welcoming. Men love a beautiful smile, as it not only brightens up your entire face, but it also alleviates any awkward intimidation a man might feel. Scowling or frowning will get you a big zero, no matter how beautiful you might be. 2. Lips Overall, men love nice full lips on a woman. Kissing someone with full lips seems to make a difference with some men and seems to offer an intimate nature. Having said that however, some men claimed it is the tongue that made the overall difference. 3. Breasts Let’s face it, breasts were, are and always will be a major attraction with men. They like to stare, touch, put them in their mouths and use them as pillows. Size truly doesn’t matter; just the fact that you have them drives men nuts! 4. Butt Guys love a nice-looking butt, no matter what… Whether it is in those tight fitting jeans or in shorts. So exercise that booty! Men like a nice firm butt over a flabby one!

Whether you have long legs or short legs, men love wellproportioned, sexy legs. Not necessarily muscular, just nicely toned and tanned. 8. Hips Nicely-shaped hips are a big turn-on for men as well. Some of the preferences are pear-shaped, rounded and heart-shaped, especially in those low-rise jeans! 9. Back & Stomach

by Professor Blunt

Aquarius (Jan 23-Feb22) Let

 the past be your guide to the future. For example, if you have been given a police breathe test in the past three months, the law of averages means you will be OK for the remainder of this year.  Please enjoy yourself in your own way. Don’t jump into something too quickly this coming Saturday, particularly if it’s an empty swimming pool. Pisces (Feb 23-Mar22) You can size up your financial situation on Tuesday or Wednesday and make appropriate plans for the next few weeks. Unfortunately, this will mean avoiding all restaurants, giving pubs a wide berth and pretending you have forgotten your partner’s birthday.  Optimistically, it will still be possible for you to do something nice on Saturday evenings, but the downside could well be a bloody nose or a black eye. Aries (Mar23-Apr22)  You may be confused today and tomorrow by someone who is sending you mixed signals. For example you may get a nod and a wink from someone you fancy only to discover that you are expected to pay upwards of 1,000 baht for the privilege. Don’t get angry with someone trying to stop you making a mistake: if a policeman blows his whistle when you are turning left, don’t tell him to sod off. Taurus (Apr23May22)  Concentrate on entertainment that won’t break your budget. In practice this means avoiding places where other people gather and watching old DVDs at home you have seen many times before. Try to think ahead and avoid being too impulsive. There is little point in playing cards for money if you end up in the police station cells. Gemini (May23-June22) Don’t follow the crowd or get involved in something that you shouldn’t just because you don’t want to feel left out. The danger is you will just look stupid: there is no point whatsoever in joining the local bikers’ club if you never break the speed limit. There are no changes heralded in your sex life, so there’s absolutely no point in chatting up people in bars or pacing the Walking Street. Cancer (June23-July22)  A sudden change at home on Thursday could cause you to change horses in midstream. Indeed, if a fire breaks out in your bedroom you may have to postpone the lie-in that you promised yourself. Before you jump in and make a commitment try to think out the consequences. Ringing the bell in your local pub can be very expensive indeed if the place is crowded.

A flat stomach, firm back, beautiful skin and nicely shaped hips are a huge draw in those low-rise jeans. A firm back is truly sexy in those backless dresses. Although we cannot see our backs, don’t kid yourself; a firm well-toned back is a big turn-on. 10. Eyes

5. Hair Men love beautiful, shiny hair as well. And they do seem to prefer long hair over short hair, because of the way it sways and how they can run their hands through it.

Beautiful eyes are enchanting and mesmerizing. The color, shape and size play a vital role in a man’s taste. Eyes are the most expressive part of our bodies and can convey any number of messages. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen. com.

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by Madam Zyra

(July23-Aug22) People  Leo are beginning to suspect you

have a guilty secret which is gluttony. From now on, do not buy two trencherman English breakfasts in the same restaurant, or ask them to put the second one in a bag to take home to your friend. This will make the waitress less suspicious. Your habits are beginning to annoy people. It’s a bad idea to buy up all the chocolate digestives in the supermarket before anyone else has a chance. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22)  You would be wise to be more suspicious of the people around you. For example if you live in a high-rise condo and the wife suggests you get drunk on the balcony, suspect the worst especially if she hangs her coat over the CCTV. Try to limit your daily contact with thieves, prostitutes and confidence tricksters as they do not have your best interests at heart. Libra (Sep23-Oct22)  Don’t try to twist anybody’s arm as it may rebound on you, especially if it is an artificial limb. Problems with authority figures will be difficult to deal with on Friday especially if the contact is with a judge or an undertaker.  Some friends suspect your personal hygiene is lacking, so have a shower once a week whether you need one or not. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22)  Don’t believe everything you hear from people, especially if it’s said by somebody trying to get you to change your mind. An example would be talking to somebody in a nightclub who says they are not interested in cash. You are going on a journey on Saturday morning but this may not be as exciting as it sounds. You could have a dentist’s appointment or a sad farewell at the crematorium. Sagittarius (Nov23Dec22)  There is potential for a tragedy on Wednesday this week. If you are over 60 it may be best to avoid hazardous sports such as parasailing or bungee-jumping. You may feel anger welling up inside you and you may yearn for a really hot argument with someone to make you feel superior. However, do not choose a jet ski operator as foreigners rarely come out on top with them. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan 22) Look ahead and don’t dwell on the past. If your last five marriages have ended in disaster, just keep confident and remember Henry the Eighth. There is some connection between you and the full moon which is expected very soon. Try to spend the night behind bars as it could mean you are turning into a werewolf.  Keep an eye open for body hair.


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Bunker boys golf Flight Winners

Silky Oaks, Rainbow The lure of a beautiful course, seldom played, and rainbow, a format also seldom played was insufficient to lure the Bunker Boys out to play the first game of a new week. A very disappointing 13 were rewarded with a course in pristine condition in a beautiful location, and ideal weather conditions. Greens were slower than we had become accustomed to in recent weeks, with many players puts failing to reach the hole. The challenge of selecting the most appropriate tee on each hole added to the intrigue of this format. Some holes with a long carry over water made tee selection easy, however, other holes proved more difficult than one might expect, in particular, a short 80-yard par three proved to be too much for several players who failed to register a point on this hole.

by Frank Quinlan

3rd - Colin Greig (9) 33 points

Near Pins: Raleigh Gosney, Colin Greig, Keith Norman Bangpra Stableford (white tees) A better turnout today for this regular venue on our calendar. The course was in its usual good condition with the first nine greens closely mowed and running fast and true and the back nine just top dressed and a lot slower. Something that does not happen too often was a tie for a near pin, and despite using the flagstick to try and separate the two contenders eventually it was decided to share the honors. Les Burns was on form today and put together a fine round of 36 points despite a rules query which was decided in his favor. P.J. Redmond lost the count out for third place to Neil Carter by one point on the back nine. Back at M Club

Les Burns Michael Brett Golfer of the Month Overall scoring was much improved over recent outings with Geoff Parker leading the way with a well compiled 36 points, except for a bit of brain fade late in the round Geoff could easily have exceeded 40 points. One point back went to Michael Brett in second place with Colin Greig on 33 points in third. Golfer of the Month, which had been a see-saw battle for much of the month, was only decided on the closing holes with Colin Greig going for three in a row being edged out by the eventual first-time winner Michael Brett. It is to be hoped that more of the Bunker Boys will rediscover their spirit of adventure for different courses and golf formats in the future. Results: 1st - Geoff Parker (14) 36 points 2nd - Michael Brett(17) 35 points

roast pork was the special of the day enjoyed by most of the golfers. Greenwood, Stableford (white tees) This course is also becoming a regular feature because it is always in fine shape with beautiful greens even after hollow tineing and top dressing. The course was playing very long after an overnight shower and only Bob Cowell managed to get on a single short hole thus pocketing the spoils. Neil Griffen had his putting shoes on today and never missed a putt of under ten feet beating Eddie Kelly by a single shot. Trevor Priestly came in third four strokes back. Results: 1st - Neil Griffin (25) 38 points 2nd - Eddie Kelly (18) 37 points 3rd -Trevor Priestly (22) 33 points Near Pin: Bob Cowell

Steve gets to the top of mountain first by Peter Grey Mountain Shadow On a perfect morning in Pattaya, two buses and three cars gathered to make the journey that was required to get to The Mountain. We once again tackled this course from the Blue tees, there was plenty of run that suited many but it was the greens that sorted out most. Weather certainly suited this game and it warmed up as the day got longer. I guess that’s why we play in the mornings as opposed to the PM. We welcomed back Alan Sanders, Martin Todd, Drew McGaw and welcomed new comers Greg Berry and Wayne Green. With welcomes there are farewells, we said goodbye to Vero Morgan and Bryce Buckley. We wish you both safe travels, see you again soon. With 25 golfers we went to two divisions A-flight as 0 to 17 and B-flight was 18+. A-flight saw Steve Younger take out first spot 4 points ahead of his closest rivals Dave Mew and Tony Berry (who were separated by our count back system). B-flight saw our Italian Tenor Tizano Dal Pastro take first spot by the lowest of margins with Vero Morgan and Glenn Smith, also being separated by the count back system.

Results: A-Flight 1st – Steve Younger (13) 38 Points 2nd – Dave Maw (10) 34 Points 3rd – Tony Berry (14) 34 Points B-Flight 1st – Tziano Dal Pastro (24) 32 Points 2nd – Vero Morgan (25) 31 Points 3rd – Glenn Smith (27) 31 Points NTP’s 5th – Dave Maw 8th – Keith Buchanan 15th – Mark Stapleton 17th – Mick Johns Longest First Putt 9th – Wayne Green 18th – Mick Wilks 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

PSC Tropical golf from BJ's by Derek Brook Pleasant Valley (Stableford) This is a course you either like or you do not. On the day all the places were taken so that answered the question of where most people stand and besides that we had vouches for the day to save a few baht. This is one of the courses that are ‘Just up the road’ so into cars and a short time later we were there. We had a late tee time and when we got there the course was quite full and we had to tee off on the back nine, and of course the wind was up. This is a course that has changed some over the years and is a relatively new Flight winners course. A lot of work has been a pretty course and on the day with 34 points in second. put in trying to get some cover seemed in good condition In third was Torsten Bischoff between the fairways and with clean fairways and greens with 33 points and in fourth the old story that the course that played true. was Carole Kubicki with 32 was built on too little land As quick bite in the points. seems to have some viability. restaurant and then it was Best front nine was Brian However, they have made a lot back to Pattaya and to BJ’s. Parish with 20 points and of effort to plant trees between In the A flight, 0 to 18, John Davis was best on the the fairways and for some the winner was Richard back nine with 18 points. reason the word ‘four’ seems to Kubicki with 39 points ahead Then it was time to tell the Keith Buchanan and AndyofZwart be inbuilt into all the caddies Tony Berry in second with tale. T.T.F.N. and the cry can be constantly 37 points. In third was Mashi heard. Drives you mad. Kaneta with 34 points and in Near Pin: Torsten This is a difficult course fourth was Peter Barry with 33 Bischoff, Peter Hynard, to play on a windy day and so points. Richard Kubicki and John we were expecting a hard time, In the B flight the winner Marritt but someone always plays was Nigel Perry with 39 points Long Putt: Torsten well. The course always seems ahead of Graham Buckingham Bischoff and Landis Brooks

Match play at the Players Lounge

by Nigel Cannon

Pattaya Country Club Following some match play between some bars recently, Paul Hack, golf organiser of the Players’ Lounge, arranged a different match play event for TPL golfers. English and Scots v Rest of the World -TPLpartners captained the teams. Captain for ROW was the popular caddy Kyle Roadley AKA Roachy and Mickey Beresford Captained the Brits. The format was not quite the usual match play as we all know. On this day – there were five groups each four ball had pairs from each team so after 9 holes you played the other player. We had two ladies Noo and Eng playing, and ladies will always be welcome at future TPL events. This seemed popular with the players and this format will be used in future. It was a fine day and the course satisfactory and all enjoyed the match, played in true friendly fashion with a number of new

Hack Paul, Mickey and Roachy friendships made. It was back to the Players’ Lounge after for eats (delicious Chinese menu) and a few cool ones served by the efficient and friendly staff, to await the formal announcement. The winners getting free drinks all night! Paul thanked all who took part and announced the result. A tie! 9 each! All thought it a

fair ending to a great day. There were two near pins (drink vouchers) won by Ian Pickle and Tim Knight, with a special mention of Sugar Robertson who was a foot from the pin on the difficult 16th. Contact Paul 089 401 3500 for any information or like our Facebook page ‘The Players Lounge Darkside.’


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Andy gets handy! Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees First of all, congratulations to Her Majesty for her Sapphire Anniversary and 65 years on the throne, the longest reign in our history. Just for the information of all, we have a four-day golf schedule over the high season and play every weekday except Wednesday, so sign up for Monday, Tuesday as well as Thursday and Friday for some great golf in Pattaya. We leave early so expect a departure time of around 8:15 am from the club. Lots of winners of Capt. Phil’s handsome man vouchers today as six blokes squeezed

onto a very crowded podium. At the end of the day, it was Andy Leach who stood on top with Jack Grindvold to share first place honours. The course has had some irrigation issues with broken sprinkler heads around the greens causing very wet conditions on the fringe. They have got that sorted out now and all is good and dry so today’s play was very good for all. Results: T-1st – Andy Leach (9) 39 points T-1st – Jack Grindvold (5) 39 points 3rd – Masao Ishikawa (18)

Kenny, Bryan, Andy Leach, Blake and Zed back at TGC.

Brian and Deryl win royally by Dick

by Steve Ellison

38 points T-4th – Peter LeNoury (12) 36 points T-4th – Dave Ferris (20) 36 points T-4th – Mark Wood (9) 36 points Crystal Bay – Stableford – Yellow Tees Why don’t they spend a bit of the money we give them for green fees to clean up this run down clubhouse? OK, I get it that there is a budget for everything and the golf course is the most important, but the lockers and showers have become some of the shabbiest in the area. C’mon guys, time to get your act together here! Course condition was rated good, but this time of year it should be great. Weather was a bit windy and that helped to keep the heat down. It was all Andy once again as Mr. Leach capitalized on his handicap to claim top spot. He knows his days are numbered but that is the situation of any handicapping system at times, as there can be a period when your scoring is not equating to your talent. There is no sand

in Andy’s bags! That said, the aforementioned Mr. Leach had an amazing round of golf that day! Two eagles were recorded on the scorecard, one from B8 and one from C9 to add up to a great round of golf for Andy. When things are going well yagotta go with the flow! To top it off, Andy got the Caddy Smile near pin as well! Results: 1st – Andy Leach (9) 41 points T-2nd– Blake Hanna (17) 40 points T-2 nd–Kenny Aihara (6) 40 points T- 4th– Zed Belogavec (19) 38 points T- 4th– Bryan Carroll (20) 38 points Greenwood A & B – Stableford – WhiteTees We were here just seven days ago but that did not stop the lads from filling the sign-up sheet and make for a great comp on the day. This is such a lovely track you don’t mind the extra 15 minutes’ drive. Peter Thomas was last month’s medal winner and he is on a roll. If it weren’t for our regular Kenny Aihara, Peter may well have waltzed off all alone for the victory!

Ben Denham should have his name up here much more often but his recovery from that shoulder injury is taking longer than expected. Hopefully his near pin today is a step forward to that goal. Results: T - 1st –Peter Thomas (19) 39 points T - 1st– Kenny Aihara (6) 39 points 3rd – Blake Hanna (18) 37 points T -4th – Andy Leach (10) 36 points T -4th – Steve Gamble (14) 36 points Navy Plutaluang – Stableford – WhiteTees A very nice track in very mediocre condition is how we usually describe the Royal Thai Navy golf course. It is good value for money and about 35 minutes from downtown Pattaya, Soi LK Metro. There are four nine-hole tracks here at Navy and some have big elevation changes in a beautiful hillside setting. The name up top is no mistake, it is Andy Leach once again and Mr. Leach will be happy to find his tally for the week at three wins out of four! For now, Andy is in his

winning ways again and his 41 today sends a clear signal of his skills. Kris K is back in town for the Mulberry Ryder Cup and his 40 today shows he is ready for action. Canadian Jeff Hanack is another Ryder teammate and wins the Caddy Smile near pin. Results: 1st – Andy Leach (9) 41 points T-2nd – Kris Kritsanajoothra (10) 40 points T-2nd – Louis Ventimiglia (23) 40 points Thanks for joining us this week and keep it in the fairway! 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.

Hugh’s successful hit and run mission by Peter Grey

Flight winners Brian Parish (L) and Deryl Neufeld share congrats flight with a lofty 42 points! Royal Lakeside – St Hey golf fans! It’s a new Congrats to Brian, but can month for the Topical golfers. you believe his wasn't the best A new Golfer of the Month score of the day by 6 strokes? contest begins and everyone Next came Brian Sams (6) wanted to be off to a good with 38 points off his small start. This Friday the Tropical handicap, followed by Landis golfers once again headed out Brooks (10) with 37, edging to Royal Lakeside. We were out Brian Gabe on countback. B-Flight (21+): How to there just last week, buy hey – we like it! So let’s visit there even describe this next score? again. Twenty-seven hopefuls Deryl Neufeld (22) blasted headed out to this fine course. away all competition with an Royal Lakeside was in incredible 48 points! Deryl its usual excellent condition. is on a roll having won the The course seems easy, but Monthly Mug a week ago. it is more tricky than a first Next came Torsten Bischoff glance might suggest. Usually (30) with an excellent 40 comments about the weather points, still an incredible are about how hot or rainy it 8 strokes behind. At least was, but this day was about Torsten doesn't have to torture as perfect as Thailand can get. himself worrying about that Cool, slight breeze to keep putt that lipped out. Last of the bugs down, and cloudy. the best was Dick Warberg On such days walking is (22) with 39 points, edging not only easy but a pleasure. out steady Dave Cooper. Near Pins: Brian Sams Though not a cakewalk RL is one of the most forgiving (2), Brian Parish, Mashi, courses, and the scores – one Torsten Bischoff, Daryl Evans Long putts: John Davis, in particular – showed people Barry Elphick can take advantage. Best Nines (non-winner): A-Flight (0-20): Brian Ishi, Dave, KenCooper, Daryl Evans Dave Parish (c/h 14) Pete, won David his and

Crystal Bay A good size group of 21 golfers headed out to Crystal Bay to tackle the B and C courses. Conditions were quite good, with the breeze slightly rising for the second nine. White Tees were decided for the day which made scoring that little bit tougher, so maybe any scores in the 30’s maybe competitive. Greetings were handed out to Gerry Arthur, Hugh Knox, Dennis Steele, Bryce Buckley, Gary Jones, Craig Duncan and JC Lhoste. JC and Hugh unfortunately fare welling us as well. Two divisions were required and the A grade players were wondering whether The Viper (Mark Stapleton) was in fact in their division as his Crystal Bay form is electric. It wasn’t to be the Viper’s day, although he was happy enough with his second placing, via a countback with 35 points. Victory in fact went to Hugh Knox with a solid 37 points. If memory serves me correctly I seem to think Hugh won his last game that he played with the Growling Swan in 2016, during a brief visit. He is becoming a “Hit & Run” specialist. Third spot was filled by Alex Field with a very respectable 35 points B division was taken out by Andy Zwart, who overcame an episode in a bunker to card 32 points, which was somewhat surprising to take out first place. 2nd spot was filled by newcomer Bryce Buckley who was most lucky to play with three club veterans, Young, Stapleton and Allen. They helped him to 31 points or was it dragged him down to 31 points?

Jayson Schembri snuck into 3rd spot with a moderate 30 points. He had basically given up running a place with only 13 points after 11 holes, but managed a few good holes on the back nine to make his card look a little respectable. Results: A Grade (0-18): 1st - Hugh Knox (15) 37 points 2nd - Mark Stapleton (18) 35 points C/B 3rd - Alex Field(16) 35 points B Grade (19-36): 1st - Andy Zwart (25) 32 points 2nd - Byrce Buckley (19) 31 points 3rd - Jayson Schembri (22) 30 points NTP’s B4 - Hugh Knox B6 - Denis Steele C4 - Jayson Schembri C7 - Glenn Smith Longest Putt’s B9 - MashiKaneta C9 - Denis Steele

Back at the Growling Swan, we enjoyed a sweet and sour chicken meal which disappeared rapidly. Alex Field let D-For off his chain to collect donations, the Swan’s players and punters are a very generous bunch and keep giving to D-For. All are thanked for

their continued contributions to assist the needy children of Pattaya. For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. We also encourage women to play. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086. Bowls The Growling Swan also caters to the bowls enthusiasts. Bus transport departs the GS on Sundays at 10 am for open grass bowling at The Retreat. The cost including return bus transport, bowling fees and a hot lunch is less than 400 baht so great value for a day out.


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You & Your Pets Cats and dogs R us! Have you ever given any thought to how cats think? We see evidence of their thoughts in their behavior— playful, gloomy, whiney—but what is the thought process behind their moods and actions? To get some insight, a team of researchers in Japan investigated exactly how cats process memories, and they determined that cats are a lot more like us than we thought. Like people, cats use “episodic

memory,” i.e., they store details of how events play out, and then use that information to guide their future actions, according to the research team as reported in the journal Behavioral Processes. The Japanese researchers used 50 cats (all volunteers) in their project. A variety of foods was placed in specific bowls to determine what foods each cat liked best. After switching foods and

bowls, the team found that a given cat could remember specific details about how they were being fed, where specific food was being placed, and whether their food had ever been served in any particular bowl. As has been shown with dogs, the study revealed that cats have a memory structure that is not unlike that of humans. The scientists now believe that being able to recall both “what” and “where” from a single event, rather than learned behavior over a long period of time, could be a trait inherent to carnivores or perhaps mammals in general.

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/

Sleepyheads

These 3 lovely kittens, 2 boys and a girl, were found on Christmas day and had only just been born. As you can see they have grown up to be big and strong. In this photo they are having a well deserved nap after spending most of the morning tearing around the house.

Holly

Holly is the mum of the kittens in the previous photo. We found her and her babies on Christmas day it was clear that they had just been born. Since being with us she has put on a lot of weight and is now a very friendly girl. By the time you read this article she will neutered and vaccinated.

Shelley

Shelley is a very friendly girl who loves helping in the garden and with the housework. She is a little shy though and will need a bit of time to get used to a new home and owner. Once she gets to know you though she will never leave your side.

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

The right stuff Puppies, kittens and adult dogs and cats all have different nutritional requirements, so to ensure your pet’s good health, it’s important to provide a diet intended for their life stage. Puppy and kitten diets, for example, are specifically formulated to help the little ones grow into healthy adults. They contain additional energy that

adult pets likely don’t need. Cats and dogs should be transitioned to adult pet food when they are about one-year old. When introducing any pet to a new diet, it is important to make the change gradually, over several days. Begin by feeding him 25 percent of

Mr. Tibbs

the new diet mixed with 75 percent of the old, and then gradually increase to 50/50. Move slowly on to 75 and then 100 percent of the new diet. Going slowly will decrease the chances of digestive upset that might occur as a result of the change.

Going to the Dogs... Newfoundland dogs are good to save children from drowning, but you must have a pond of water handy and a child, or else there will be no profit in boarding a Newfoundland.

~Josh Billings

Different smells in the a dog’s urine can tell other dogs whether the dog leaving the message is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry. The Beagle came into prominence in the 1300s and 1400s during the days of King Henry VII of England. Elizabeth I was fond of Pocket Beagles, which were only 9" high. Mosquitoes have teeth.

This friendly handsome boy has been with us for a few years now. He just loves playing in the garden and is a good cat for catching vermin. He would love to go to a new home where he could be the centre of attention but could also be a good friend for your lonely puss.

Cat Corner Tip Hold the onions We’ve previously discussed the potential problems in feeding your cat seasoning-type bulbs such as garlic, chives and onions, which can cause gastrointestinal upset. Onions in all forms -- powdered, raw, cooked, or dehydrated -- can break down a cat's red blood cells, leading to anemia. Beyond herbs and spices, some common houseplants also can be hazardous to your cat's health, including aloe, azaleas, chrysanthemums, lilies, marijuana (not that you would ever have any in your home), mistletoe, poinsettia, rhododendron and tulips.


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