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he article in the UK Daily Mirror last month, which claimed without evidence that one in five women in Pattaya were prostitutes, has certainly ruffled some feathers in senior Thai bureaucracy. Normally, criticism of Thailand in the foreign popular press is ignored, so what is different this time is not clear. Perhaps it was the wide discussion of the article by Thais in the social media, commenting that the Daily Mirror was not telling them anything new. Or maybe the military-appointed Pattaya City Hall management felt it had to act. Pattaya Police Chief Colonel Apichai Krobpetch, rightly disputed the dubious Daily Mirror statistics and denied that Pattaya is a world-class sex resort. It is certainly true that Pattaya is no longer the single-purpose, bachelor hot spot it once was. The city and its environs are now awash with five-star condos and hotels, excellent restaurants and a range of leisure activities to cater for families. Water parks were not built for sex-hungry visitors. The former red-light districts have either been bulldozed for redevelopment or have been toned down. Open child prostitution in clubs is now largely a thing of the past, owing to sustained police crackdowns and prosecutions, and adult sex shows are harder to find than they once were. Night-time districts such as Walking Street and Sunee Plaza are nowhere near as popular as they once were and both have vacant properties for rent and lease.

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Pattaya crackdown intensifies

Prostitutes arrested during a police crackdown But it is already clear that the crackdown is continuing. Both the civilian district chief Naris Niramaiwong, responsible for licensing premises, and the recently-appointed military-

installed mayor, a former police chief in Chonburi, have made it clear that they support more raids on licensed clubs and Continued on page 4


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News event s cale ndar TRUE JAZZ FESTIVAL Date: 24-25 March 2017, Friday & Saturday, 6pm - 12am Venue: True Arena, Hua Hin, Prachueb Kirikhan Activities: True Jazz Festival @ Hua Hin organized by The Agency Co., Ltd., together with True Arena Hua Hin, and InterContinental Hua Hin Resort. Enjoy the charm of world-class jazz music and other music genres including Fusion, Funk, Soul, R&B, Big Band, Brass Band, and Molam (Thai Northeastern music). Unleash your imagination and pleasure for two nights with Al McKay’s Earth, Wind and Fire experience, Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles, The Yellowjackets and a legendary jazz artist, and Benny Golson Quartet. Leading Thai artists include Soul After Six, Pod – Thanachai Ujjin, BewChawaree Pansangworn, The Bangkok Brass Band, Thailand All Stars Jazz Orchestra led by Den Yuprasert (Thailand Orchestra Jazz Orchestra), The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Bandand other special guests. This is the gathering of world-class and Thai artists presenting a perfect mix of various music genres. Festival tickets are available at the price of 2,000 baht for oneday pass and 3,500 baht for two-day pass. Any participant who book its Superior room, BluPort Wing, InterContinental HuaHin Resort on March 24-26 (3 days, 2 nights) at the price of 39,999++ baht or will be able to upgrade their tickets to VIP with transportation to the venue as well as enjoy drinks and champagne at a special lounge. InterContinentalHuaHin Resort clients can book their rooms at www.intercontinental.com/huahin. For more information: Thai Ticket Major or click http://www.truearenahuahin.com/ Tuck-Sarunya Tel: 089 600 0870

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

Murder suspects arrested Pattaya police arrested four suspects in the murder of Boonhom Rakasen, who was found dead near the railway on Soi Siam Country Club. The four men--Likit Sornsaard, Nattakulnath Rattanapitak, Nattakorn Kaewnopparat and an unnamed man--said they had been drinking when the victim drove up on a motorbike, asked for money, and insulted a woman companion. The four admitted to beating Boonhom to death, then throwing his body in the bushes.

Drug party busted

Police crashed a drug party where they apprehended Somsak Saengching and Nuttamon Khumjum with drugs and a gun. The suspects said they bought the drugs from Mr Kom.

Chinese tourist robbed

Chun Jun Zhu, a 27-year-old Chinese tourist, was robbed of a 65,000-baht gold necklace while walking on Second Road. Zhu said he was returning to his hotel when a motorcycle approached and the driver snatched the necklace. Police said they will review CCTV footage.

Human traffickers Thieves arrested arrested

Two Uganda nationals suspected of human trafficking were arrested during a sweep of prostitutes along Beach Road. Several working girls from Uganda caught up in the sweep reported that Marie Nagawa and Rosemarie Nabwari recruited them from Suvarnabhumi airport and brought them to Pattaya.

Two suspected thieves were arrested on the heels of several house burglaries. The suspects, Tontrakarn Sonachot and Wanissa Onkham, were identified in CCTV footage. from the victim’s houses and officers were able to get the identity of the couple. The couple admitted to their crimes, and added that they had also robbed other houses in Pattaya, Koh Samet and Nongkam.

Men in brown accused

Two tourists—one from America, the other from India—complained to local media that police confiscated their possessions and then denied having taken them. Darren Mario Dooley acknowledged that he had been picked up for driving while intoxicated. During his subsequent court appearance, he claimed, police took his passport, cell phone and other valuables. His passport was later returned to him, but police denied any knowledge of other valuables having been confiscated.


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News Miss International Queen crowned Thailand extends visa fee waiver scheme for tourists from 21 countries

Miss Thailand, 25-year-old Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin, was crowned Miss International Queen 2016 at Tifanny Show Theatre. The crowning had been postponed due to the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last November. Jiratchaya won 450,000 b a h t , t ro p h i e s a n d g i f t certificates, plus a 50,000-baht airline ticket and a 100,000baht spa package and cash from Krung Thai AXA.

Airbnb has enabled women all over the world to earn over 350 billion baht

Airbnb celebrated its global community of women hosts during International Women’s Day on March 8. Since the company’s founding in 2008, more than a million women have shared their homes with travellers, earning over 350 billion baht in the process. Major progress has been made in advancing economic opportunities for women over the past several decades; the sharing economy is one such variable that can be leveraged to have a positive impact on women. Through supplemental income earned, Airbnb estimated that: Over 50,000 women around the world have used the additional funds

to support entrepreneurship activities, be it launching a business or adding to the pool of investment capital for a new business they’re starting. Women hosts use their supplemental income to support home ownership, especially single mothers. The majority of senior women hosts (defined as 60 years and older) are empty nesters who open their homes to make ends meet; the average senior host earns just THB 210,000 a year, which aids in their retirement. In 2016 alone, over 200,000 female hosts worldwide earned at least 175,000 baht each through hosting on Airbnb. The number of women hosts on Airbnb in Thailand has grown 43 times

since 2012, and the typical female host in Indonesia earns approximately 88,795 baht per year. For many, this money is providing vital assistance – whether it’s to help pay bills, pursue passions or support entrepreneurship endeavours. Robin Kwok, Airbnb countr y manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, says, “Airbnb is home to a massive, rapidly growing number of women hosts who are connecting with guests, each other, and their local communities. We are incredibly proud to support our worldwide community of female hosts and to play a role in helping them achieve greater financial, professional, and social empowerment.”

The Royal Thai Government recently approved the extension of the visa fee waiver and reduction for visas on arrival for tourists from 21 countries. The original scheme, established on 30 November, last year, will now be extended until August 31, this year. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said, “Thailand’s tourism sector is thriving but with extra government support; such as this visa waiver and reduction scheme means we can remain the top destination in the region. By continuing this policy will help motivate visitors from these countries to discover Amazing stories in Amazing Thailand.” The extension of the visa incentives for tourists for a further six months was

proposed by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and was approved at the weekly Cabinet meeting earlier this month. The new period, lasting until August 31, will mean that travellers applying for tourist visas at Royal Thai Embassies or Thai Consulates abroad will not have to pay any fees for entry visas, while the fees for visas on arrival (VoA) have been reduced from 2,000 baht to 1,000 baht per person. The new regulation will be effective for passport holders from 21 countries and territories including Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.


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Pattaya crackdown intensifies any premises which appear to offer prostitution and/or drugs. One of the downsides of this approach could be that vice is driven underground, perhaps making even more use of the social media for contact purposes. Pattaya Today approached a number of foreign tourists and expats in Walking Street and Sunee Plaza to obtain some reaction. A group of Brits drinking in a bar on Walking Street said they had been coming to Pattaya for years, but explained it was no longer the fun experience they once felt here. “The girls are very expensive, the pound has collapsed and the last thing you want on holiday is a crowd of police harassing you at midnight,” said Ken Lee. At Sunee Plaza, a gay bar district, a German bar owner told us, “You can see for yourself there are lots of forrent notices here and most of the bars that remain are barely making ends meet.” He added, “Sure, there are gay tourists still coming to Pattaya, but fewer Europeans and more Japanese and Chinese.” As regards Sunee Plaza’s former reputation as a hangout for pedophiles, “You

won’t see a single underage boy around here these days.” The Pattaya police chief has criticized foreign businessmen, especially Brits, for operating sex-orientated businesses. However, our research suggested that Thais owned most of the bars and clubs. It has already become chancy for foreigners to work in the entertainment industry as it is increasingly difficult to obtain a work permit from the Labor Ministry for this type of employment, coupled with those regular checks by the Immigration Police. It is clearly government policy to try and change Pattaya’s seedy image. But it is possible to throw the baby out with the bath water. Pattaya in 2017 is a good deal less seedy than it was in 1997 or even in 2007. Moreover, there are many other problems to be addressed: street crime, traffic congestion, boilerroom scams, pollution and a variety of rip-offs plaguing the general public. Pattaya has experienced many transformations since it started out as a recreational destination for US troops in the 1960s and 1970s. By all means clean up Sin City on a rational basis. But for the authorities to act too heavyhandedly - as though sex tourism was the sole issue in the city’s future - could turn out to be a wrong turning for all sorts of reasons. Nobody wants a ghost town.

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Lose Weight, it’s great

Saudi Arabian national Alhazemt Salamah Obaidallahk was stabbed in the arm by fellow countryman Khalif Khalaf Aljameeli. The victim said the stabbing resulted from a heated argument over the suspect’s girlfriend. The girlfriend noted that they had been drinking and Alhazemt spoke to her, inciting Khalif to start a fight and then grab a knife from the kitchen. Khalif was arrested.

Dr. Piyaporn Thipayarat, M.D., assistant director of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, opened a forum on weight loss at the hospital’s Surgery Center. Guest lecturer at the forum, which attracted about 30 participants, was Dr. Prayuth Diloksampant, M.D., a surgeon who discussed obesity treatment and gastric bypass surgery.

Hookers hooked again

Singapore Barbarians beat New Zealand Legend in Rugby Tens (Rugby)

Yet another prostitution crackdown on Beach Road netted the arrest of 20 Thai and foreign women. Police also found several foreigners who had overstayed their visas and will be charge with working without a permit.

Happy Zones to protect tourists

The “Happy Zone” will be launched in all tourist destinations beginning with Pattaya. Police Col. Apichai Krobpetch, Pattaya police chief, said the national police ordered implementation here to achieve tourist safety, indicating that bad press abroad was a motivating factor. International media has focused on Pattaya as the sex capital of the world, noting that it also has one of the highest crime rates amongst tourist destinations. Initially there will be four “Happy Zones” in Pattaya. The first stretches from the Wat Chaimongkol intersection

to King Café Restaurant on Walking Street; the second takes in the White Inn Hotel to the Marine Discoteque; the third encompasses the area from the Marine Plaza Hotel to the Pattaya 100 Co. Ltd. (on Third Road), and the fourth reaches from Pratumnak Road Soi 16 to Anytime Café on Beach Road. Different police agencies will monitor each one between 8 pm and 6 am with the intention of deterring crime and underage sex slavery. Apichai also encouraged business owners to install CCTV.

Every year, the Bangkok International Rugby Tens attract fans from around the world for a weekend of fun and games in the heart of Bangkok. W i t h m o re t h a n 5 , 0 0 0 attendees, the 2017 event raised more funds and went above and beyond the organizers’ expectations. Proceeds go to the NakSuu children’s’ charity, founded by organizer Eddie Evans, a veteran rugby player. The charity provides Bangkok slum children with free rugby training and helps them develop life skills and values so they have a chance to make a positive change in their lives.

This year’s champions, the Singapore Barbarians, beat the New Zealand Legends in an exhilarating final game. After their victory, they spent the evening celebrating together with the other teams and the event sponsors including Hooters, Four Points By Sheraton Bangkok, RockTape, RugbyPass, Singapore Rugby, Bumrungrad Hospital, Bangkok Patana School, APAC Assistance, Health Box, Allied Pickfords, X-treme Sports Gear, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn, Nestle Pure Life, S5 Agency, Flow House, Spectrum Optix, Nexoptic and Midas PR Group, their PR partner.

Billboards can be dangerous

City Hall representative Apichat Weerapal warned that unauthorized billboards can cause safety concerns, especially on Second Road, Central Pattaya and North Pattaya. He said some billboards were reportedly “on sidewalks and hung on electric poles.”


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News General Motors drives diversity Royal Cliff bags in Thailand and worldwide prestigious Agoda

Diversity and inclusion are priorities for General Motors in Thailand and around the world. This was a message that Stefan Jacoby, GM executive vice president and president of GM International, shared with the company’s employees and dealers as well as media during his recent visit to Bangkok in the lead-up to International Women’s Day. “Promoting diversity is not just about gender,” said Jacoby. “It is about valuing all ideas and building teams with different backgrounds and experiences. We are bringing the right skills and capabilities to our team, and putting the right people in place to help us transform the business and succeed over the long term.” Approximately 37 percent of the leadership roles at GM Thailand, GM Global Propulsion Systems in Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand are held by women. Women have high-profile positions in critical areas, from engineering and manufacturing at the company’s Rayong plant to franchise development and sales at its Bangkok office. GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand Managing Director Wail A. Farghaly pointed out that

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creativity is boosted when a company hires and develops a diverse range of people. “Our current situation was not planned, but it comes from our focus on having the right talent in the right jobs,” said Farghaly. “This has been good for our company, as we see greater creativity and efficiency with more diversity and inclusion. This has also contributed to making GM a workplace of choice in Thailand.” GM’s deep commitment to diversity is clear to its employees as well. GM Country Quality Lead Sakuna Thikhapanya noted, “There

AEON launches “365 Days… Enjoy shopping with aeon credit card” campaign

are many programs that provide women at GM the opportunity to develop their careers, so I can understand why there are so many female leaders.” She added, “We have many women working in non-traditional female roles, especially in production. This speaks volumes for the work environment we have, where respect for others helps us all do a better job and deliver better vehicles to our customers in order to make Chevrolet a brand of choice in Thailand.” Besides cultivating diversity and inclusion internally, GM also fully supports its business partners by helping them understand how diversity and inclusion strengthen everything from selling vehicles to achieving overall business success. Paivan Srangtavorn, owner and dealer-operator of Pijitphet Motor Group – one of Chevrolet’s largest and longest-standing dealership networks in Thailand – noted that more than 60 percent of her dealer staff are women.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group starts the year by bagging the prestigious 2016 Gold Circle Award by Agoda. com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site. The property continues to set a high benchmark for exceptional hospitality as it continues to deliver superior services to its guests from around the world. This award is given to properties worldwide that embody the best qualities of the online booking experience and deliver world-class service. Royal Cliff is part of only 1 percent in the world to receive this award for its active online engagement, excellent ser vice quality and keen understanding of the industry’s business dynamics, making it a top-performing property based on customer feedback and reviews on the Agoda.com website. Now in its seventh year, the

Gold Circle Awards are presented to properties based on several criteria, which include aggregate customer reviews, competitive pricing and the utilization of Agoda.com’s custombuilt Yield Control System. “We are proud to receive this prestigious award from Agoda.com as it represents the excellent and high satisfaction rating that we have received from our guests,” Vitanart Vathanakul, executive director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group said. “Our dedicated team considers customer feedback as a valued source of information as it allows us to constantly improve and enhance our operational excellence. This award fuels our drive to unfailingly deliver customer-focused services along with remarkable experiences that meet and surpass our guests’ expectations.”

Goodyear launches new premium tire in Thailand

K i yoy a s u A s a n u m a ( l e f t ) , managing director of AEON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) Public Company Limited, together with Nuntawat Chotvijit (right), director of marketing, AEON Thana Sinsap, presided over the launch of “365 Days…Enjoy shopping with AEON credit card” campaign. The campaign offers a range of special privileges to AEON Royal Orchid Plus Platinum cardholders, AEON Gold cardholders and AEON Classic cardholders throughout 2017. Cardholders will also be entitled to special promotions from AEON’s partners, including its newest partner, Pizza Hut. The first exclusive promotion available to all cardholders is a set of extra value meals worth 79 baht from

McDonald’s and a buy one, get one free promotion from Pizza Hut when placing an order at the restaurant or using the delivery service. The second promotion entitles cardholders to a buy one, get one free cinema ticket, or at a special price of 99 baht, when buying a cinema ticket at any Major Cineplex theatre. Moreover, for the third benefit, get up to 500 baht cashback when spending an accumulated amount of 3,000 baht or over with AEON credit cards. The fourth promotion entitles AEON credit cardholders to receive a 5 percent discount on items at MaxValu and MaxValu Tanjai every 1st and 15th of the month. The campaign runs until February 28, 2018.

Goodyear has launched its latest premium tire, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, in Thailand. This premium, luxury sport tire delivers a better wear performance and shorter braking distance on dry and wet roads helping drivers to stay in control and to enjoy the journey. With proven Eagle family test wins and an OE track record, including the new Jaguar XF, it is Goodyear’s premium offering for excellent braking performance, responsive handling and control in both dry and wet conditions. The premium sport segment is clearly a growth market, expected to increase with a compound annual growth rate of more than 6 percent from 2016 to 2020 in Asia Pacific. This is primarily driven by expected growth in China (5.9 percent), Australia (5.7 percent) and ASEAN countries (9 percent). The new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is packed with new technology. The new Grip Booster Technology comprises a grip booster compound

and adhesive resin for stickiness, which deliver strong grip for shorter braking and improved handling. The Active Braking Technology increases the contact surface and grip when braking, which allows for a shorter braking distance. The new reinforced construction technology delivers a stronger, lightweight construction improving handling, cornering performance, tread wear and fuel efficiency. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 has been tested by independent organization DEKRA which resulted in a strong performance on tread wear compared to other premium tires on the market. In fact, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is projected to offer up to 11,500 km extra mileage (or +31 percent better wear performance) versus the average of three leading competitors. Additionally, the independent TÜV Süd Benchmark Test ordered by Goodyear show that the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3, compared to the average of three leading competitors, h a v i n g a 2 . 6 m e t re s h o r t e r

braking distance (9 percent better performance) on wet roads, a 1.3 metre shorter braking distance on dry roads (4 percent better performance) and 4 percent better wet handling. The same test results also show a 10.9 percent better rolling resistance compared to the average of the three tested competitors, which represents the second best rolling resistance performance of the tire brands tested. The new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 is available in 32 sizes in 17 to 20 inches.


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Thailand launches iCar Asia takes car Thai Thai-Licious Journey buyers and sellers on a The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched a new tourism marketing campaign with the theme “Thai-Licious Journey” to entice foodies from around the world to explore “Thainess” through unique food tours and culinary experiences in the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern provinces of Thailand. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor said, “Thai cuisine has successfully captured the attention of consumers globally. Realising that ‘foodie tourism’ works as a catalyst to command attention, the Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new campaign under the theme – ‘Thai-licious Journey,’ which will motivate foodies to embark on a culinary journey to taste signature dishes in renowned venues across Thailand as the way to explore Thainess through food.” The Thai-Licious campaign comprises three key elements: Travel and Eat like Locals; Food That Comes with a Story; and Delightful Taste. Under the ‘Travel and Eat like Locals’ element of the Thai-

new journey in 2017

licious Journey, food-loving visitors are encouraged to travel around Thailand and seek out signature dishes of different regions. In this way, they will appreciate the culture and history behind each dish, see local ingredients being grown and enjoy unique parts of the Kingdom. Yuthasak added, “When travellers come to Thailand, food must be included in their itinerary since it fulfills the tourists’ experiences. They can choose to enjoy from the local street food to fine-dining eateries, or take a cooking class to be more sophisticated foodies. Plenty of food tours are available for visitors to experience.”

Press statement from Central Plaza Hotel Plc. As appeared in some online and print media recently that about one hundred buyers of Centara Grand Residence Pattaya condominium project staging a protest that construction of the project has stopped and the buyers demand their money back. Central Plaza Hotel Plc. would like to clarify that it simply licensed the name “Centara Grand” to the project under licensing agreement and has absolutely nothing to do with the management of the project, either as shareholder or director. Central Plaza Hotel Plc. agrees to have its subsidiary company to manage the condominium project only when it is completed. All advertising and sales materials clearly state “Centara Grand Residence, Pattaya is being developed and sold by the Developer, Tulip Group (Bazis Development Co., Ltd.) and not by Central Plaza Hotel Plc or its affiliates (“Centara”). Centara has not confirmed the accuracy of any of the statement of representations made herein, and Centara is not part of or an agent for the Developer and has not acted as broker in connection with the sale of Centara Grand Residence, Pattaya, neither Central Plaza Hotel Plc. nor its affiliates, employees or representatives make any warranties or representations in respect of the Project.” Furthermore, Central Plaza Hotel Plc. nor any of its affiliates is party to the condo sales contract between buyer and the developer, Bazis Development Co., Ltd..

‘Food That Comes with a Story’ highlights Thai dishes that come with fascinating background stories or legends, or foods that are associated with history and places in Thailand. Meanwhile, ‘Delightful Taste’ will promote memorable food and travel experiences in Thailand and encourage people to make delightful journeys to enjoy delightful food in different destinations. TAT will roll out the ThaiLicious campaign with the first four episodes of promotional videos covering destinations in the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern provinces of Thailand, all of which have very different food cultures. The Thai-Licious Journey campaign will be promoted across all social media channels with an online call to action to encourage people to join in. TAT will work closely with the private sector to ensure as much participation as possible in order to attract foodies from all source markets. Going forward, several special guests and additional destinations are planned for future episodes.

iCar Asia Thailand, owner of Thailand’s leading online automotive portals, one2car. com, autospinn.com and thaicar.com and the largest and most trusted online source for new and used cars in Thailand, is revealing its roadmap to accelerate toward customer-focused expansion in 2017. One2Car.com is the largest online automotive classified site that sells not just used automobiles but also new cars, while autospinn. com is the country’s leading automotive content website. iCar Asia Thailand is part of iCar Asia, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and owns and operates ASEAN’s No. 1 network of automotive portals. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the company is focused on developing and operating leading automotive portals in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand and is largest and most trusted digital automotive marketplace in ASEAN. With Pornladda Dathratwibul at the helm as country manager in Thailand, iCar Asia Thailand’s plans for 2017 will focus on services, building up strategic partnerships and improving user experiences by creating a smoother journey for buyers and sellers. One2Car.com offers in-house vehicle inspection services as well as finance

services, car insurance and extended warranties processed with strategic partnerships such as Thanachart Bank, Rabbit Finance and other partners. Thanachart Bank will also be offering dealership sponsorship and consumer car loans. These important relationships will continue to be established and strengthened throughout 2017 and beyond. To improve user experience, apps for dealers is being launched and consumers one is being upgraded along with a chat messenger platform allowing car buyers and car dealers to connect seamlessly. The new and upgraded apps also allert buyers once the car they want listed up on the website. New website designs will be launched along with new ranges of vehicles to improve the overall look, feel, accessibility and quality offered. All these technology developments are aimed at increasing conversion and the volume of leads for sellers.

ASEAN Connection

Nikom Lertmalligaporn (4th left), representative of Messe Frankfurt (Thailand) and Pakwan Jiamjiroj (3rd right), general manager of The Exhibiz Co Ltd, hosted casual

ASEAN dinner at Ho Kitchen Restaurant in preparation for three trade shows namely Thailand Lighting Fair 2017, Thailand Building Fair 2017 and Secutech Thailand 2017

that will be staged together in Bangkok this year under the main theme,“Smart City. Safe City.” Guest of honour included Lingga Setiawan (3rd left),

One2Car.com is set on providing consumers a complete journey approach to buying and owning a new or used car, whilst supporting sellers with effective sales platforms. One2Car application now surpasses 400K download and it is expected to jump on the upcoming launch of an upgraded version with messaging at the end of March 2017. Up to date, there has been a record of 40,000 and 2.5 million website visitors monthly. The number of dealers is over 1,000 and this is projected to increase to 2,000 this year. The vision for 2017 includes an increase in the number of cars and models f e a t u re d o n t h e o n l i n e marketplace as well as the market investment share which is designed to respond to the year-on-year growth, reflecting the shifting in consumer behavior specially in this digital age. minister counselor at the embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Sochivin Hang (5th left), commercial counselor at the royal embassy of Cambodia, Souphanh Keokhamphet (5th right), counselor for economic and commercial at the embassy of the LAO PDR and Nguyen ThanhHai (4th right), chief of the Vietnam Trade Office, at the embassy of Vietnam. Thailand Lighting Fair 2017 and Thailand Building Fair 2017 are organised by The Exhibiz Co Ltd, and powered by Messe Frankfurt while Secutech Thailand 2017 is jointly organised byMesse Frankfurt New Era Business Media and Worldex G.E.C. Co Ltd. The three international trade shows will be staged concurrently under the concept “Smart City. Safe City.” on November 16 to 18, 2017 at BITEC, Bangna, Thailand.


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News Honda unveils all-new Honda Civic 5-door Hatchback Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., extends the continuing success of the all-new tenth-generation Honda Civic with the launch of the all-new Honda Civic 5-door Hatchback that reflects a true sports premium identity with a sporty design along with a new level of versatility. It’s powered by a 1.5L VTEC turbo engine for high-performance driving and fuel efficiency, and comes with advanced technologies for comfort and advanced safety features. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, chief operating officer, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “In recognition of the continued success

of the all-new Honda Civic, which has cumulative sales totalling over 35,000 units since its launch in 2016, and to once again emphasize the Civic’s soul of sportiness, we are proud to launch the all-new Honda Civic 5-door Hatchback. With its sporty premium styling and eye-catching rear design, and powered by a VTEC turbo engine, it offers progressive versatility that perfectly meets the requirements of people who adopt an active lifestyle, and for those who love an appealing combination of outstanding design and sporty essence.” The all-ne w Honda Civic 5-door Hatchback boasts sporty

Online donation campaign launched after two teenagers were hit in road accident

Daniel 16 and Katia 14, brother and sister, were driving their motorbike on Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya when they were hit by a bus last Thursday. The bus transporting Chinese tourists is believed to have gone through a red light, authorities reported. Daniel and Katia were transferred to Vejthani Hospital. They need multiples surgeries on their brains and spines. Masha Zhigunova, a worker at Vejthani Hospital, created a crowd funding campaign named “Fundraising to save Daniel & Katia” on the fundraising platform www.weeboon.com. In only a few days, over 100 donors from Thailand and abroad, relatives and complete strangers, Thai and Westerners, donated in an unprecedented demonstration of solidarity and generosity. The funds collected will help to cover the operation and rehabilitation costs as their parents, already deeply affected by the situation, cannot afford such fees. To help Daniel and Katia go to: http://www.weeboon. com/en/campaigns/saving-money-for-the-russian-children-hitby-a-busFor more information go to https://web.facebook.com/masha.jigounova/ posts/10155068400788866?_rdr http://www.mtoday.co.th/5983

and sophisticated design details with windswept lines on the sides, front, and back. A beehive grille offers a strong and sporty look, enhanced by sporty-designed headlights with LED daytime running lights, C-shaped LED rear lights, and the iconic eyecatching hatchback. The all-new Honda Civic 5-door Hatchback is powered by a 1.5-liter DOHC VTEC turbo engine and equipped with a new CVT, both developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. The VTEC turbo engine delivers 173 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 220 Newtonmeters at 1,700 to 5,500 rpm, with performance comparable to a 2.4-liter engine but with better fuel efficiency equivalent to a 1.8-liter engine. The interior still offers a wide, comfortable cabin for all lifestyle requirements, with a total storage capacity of 414 litres at the back and a 60:40 foldable back seat. The back seat can be fully folded down to increase rear storage space. A retractable cover can be pulled out from a side-mounted cassette quickly and easily from either side to secure the storage area. In addition, a comprehensive range of advanced equipment includes a

7-inch Advanced Display Audio with support for Bluetooth and a USB connection which is also compatible with Apple CarPlay (compatible with some smartphones). A TFT Meter with Multi-information Display allows various features and content to be displayed. The Engine Remote Start takes the convenience factor to a new level, as it allows you to start the engine from an extended range and preheat or precool the cabin before every journey. Advanced safety technologies to ensure safer and more secure driving pleasure include a multi-angle

rearview camera, electric parking brake, auto brake hold, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), walk away auto lock, plus many more features. The all-new Honda Civic 5-door Hatchback is available as a Hatchback Turbo model for 1,169,000 baht. It comes in a choice of five colors: new midnight burgundy pearl, as well as white orchid pearl, crystal black pearl, modern steel metallic, and lunar silver metallic. For more information visit any Honda showroom nationwide starting from March 21, or visit www. honda.co.th/civichatchback.

Thai Polo wins Queens Cup

Harald Link, chairman of B. Grimm Group and president of Thailand Equestrian Federation, along with Nunthinee Tanner, Thailand’s first female polo player and competition chair, joined B.Grimm Carrier (Thailand) for the 8th “Queen’s Cup Pink Polo 2017” charity competition. At stake was Her Majesty the Queen’s Cup. This year’s winner at the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club was the Thai Polo Team, beating Wind Horse 8 to 3.

Sellent Fiberry Plus launched

Apiradi Pawaputanon officially introduced Sellent Fiberry Plus, a healthy fiber supplement drink, at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach. The event featured a dance presentation and lucky draw for an Iphone 7, gold jewelry and Sellent Fiberry Plus.


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Our Community Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya shows support for the Father Ray Foundation

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Andre Brulhart, general manager (centre) helped raise and present 40,269 baht to Father Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul (6th left), president of the Father Ray Foundation to show their support for disadvantaged children. The contribution was raised as a part of the Christmas Tree Lighting 2016 and the resort’s 7th anniversary of support for the charity.

Teddy for charity at Hilton Pattaya

Teddy for charity is coming back. Adorable teddy bear for just 599 baht net per piece. Profits from the sales will go directly to Habitat for Humanity Thailand to build a suitable house for a family in need. There are seven colors of teddy bears available, pink, red, green, yellow, blue, orange and grey. Available at Hilton Pattaya’s Facebook, line ID @ hiltonpattaya, Hilton Pattaya lobby at level 16, Edge Restaurant, Drift and the Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar. Call 038 253 000 for more information.

Onyx continues to strengthen the foundation for the better future of underprivileged Thai youth Onyx Hospitality Group led by CEO Peter Henley (second from left), recently h a n d e d ove r a f i n a n ci a l contribution worth 100,000 baht through the Baht for a Better Life (BBL) programme under Onyx Hospitality Group Foundation to Stephanie d e s A r t s - L o u p ( c e n t re ) , founder of Pimali Hospitality Training Centre, to support underprivileged young Thai students of the Centre on the occasion of its first anniversary celebration in NongKhai province. Established in NongKhai province and officially launched on February 5, 2016, the Pimali Hospitality Training Centre aims to provide underprivileged young Thais with better

employment opportunities and a sustainable future. Locally adapted from the EHL Smile Association of the Ecolehôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, the curriculum of the centre covers both practical and theoretical training, inclusive of kitchen and F&B services, room division, and general knowledge, such as English and life skills. Based on the principle of learning-by-doing in a realistic environment, the centre is composed of three building units, which are the training and administrative centre, the restaurant and kitchen, and four guest bungalows. As one of the main partners and sponsors, Onyx Hospitality Group provides financial support through the Onyx

Hospitality Group Foundation, and provides consultancy on the construction, procurement process review, HR process, and internship programmes at Onyx hotels. Future initiatives include an annual scholarship grant to support the students and the introduction of

volunteer coaching by the Onyx Hospitality Group’s executives and team members. As a Thaiowned regional hospitality provider, Onyx is proud of the partnership, which will not only help alleviate poverty, but also develop talent for the Thai hospitality industry.

Novotel Suvarnabhumi supports SOS Children’s Villages Thailand Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport H o t e l l e d by G e n e r a l Manager Christophe Geoffroy (back row, centre), visited SOS Children’s Villages Bangpoo, Samutprakarn and donated 60,000 baht from organizing hotel’s 10th anniversary activities, received by Thunyarath Suriyamaeteerat (back row, 4th right) assistant village director.


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All New MINI Clubman Cooper S

The Mature MINI Many MINIs but only one sixdoor, five-seater – the CLUBMAN. Stylish, practical and German built. Turbocharged. Goes like a bat out of hell. MINI has grown up. In Thailand by John K. Lindgren the current model Editor-in-chief: range includes the carsanook.com regular three-door and five-door hatchbacks, the convertible (cabriolet) and the countryman. Now, there is a new MINI station wagon, the largest, most practical and sophisticated MINI with those iconic, eye-catching retro split rear doors and a top-notch interior outfitted with premium materials, high-tech features and cutting-edge power train technology. Design: The prolonged roofline and a longer wheelbase displays

elongated station wagon style. Yet, its aerodynamic architecture and bonnet scoop indicate that it's just as intent as ever on carving up some mischief on the highways and byways. They say the devil is in the details. Case in point the cool illuminated shark fin antenna cum beacon on the roof. For personalization there are 11 outstanding exterior colors to choose from. Our tester came in striking Pure Burgundy Metallic. Style impressions: Front view: the trademark large MINI circular LED headlights and that mighty hexagonal radiator grille. Side view: long wheelbase and delightfully short overhangs. The rear: the split doors (barn doors) with double windscreen wipers. And the oversized, stylish, elongated horizontal LED taillights. “J'adore!”, the Frenchman would say. Interior: English elegance, sophistication, hence the name Clubman. Cross punch pure burgundy leather, bolstered and powered front

seats for pilot and passenger. More MINI design DNA: the circular accents all over the cockpit. Like the huge color changing disk-shaped infotainment and navigation center with 8.8-inch high-resolution screen boasting a 20 gigabyte server. For the audiophiles a high-end Harman Kardon concert sound system. The new center console frees up space by ditching the traditional handbrake for an electronic one. The rear is accessed by two fullsized doors with ample space for up to three passengers with generous head and leg room. Storage area? 360 liters. Not enough? Rear seats folded. Voila! A whopping 1,250 liters. Easy to load and offload thanks to a head-turning kick-open split doors comfort access system. Powertrain: Underneath the hood

(bonnet) lurks the state-of the-art BMW engineered 2-liter twin-power, petrol turbo engine mated to a quick shifting, seamless eight-speed automatic transmission providing front-wheel traction with maximum grip. The Clubman is built for proactive driving. The rear boasts sporty twin tailpipes with an intoxicating exhaust note especially in the “Sport” mode. The Clubman runs on 18-inch cool black alloy wheels with low-profile run-flat tyres. Driving experience: No have Stop/ Start button! But a cool MINI aircraft inspired red toggle switch ignition. Fire up the two-liter engine and engage the drive mode selector: Sport, Mid, and Green. I choose the Sport option and the red circular ring around MINI Center Instrument lights up striking bright red. Once you push the throttle. The FUN starts! BMW calls it “Sheer driving pleasure”. Yes, the Clubman is bigger and longer. But, it still drives like a MINI with that distinctive go-kart feel that will put a smile on your face. Trust me! On Pattaya Today Life & Leisure Bangkok-Chonburi-Sattahip test drive the MINI Clubman Cooper S performed flawlessly regarding acceleration, braking and overall handling. And those super powerful LED headlights to light up dark upcountry roads for safe driving. Did you know that the first Mini aka Austin Mini designed by Sir Alec

Issigonis, launched in 1960 had no radio but three ashtrays. Mr Issigonis said, “no need for radio – but we do smoke!” The engine was a dinky 850 cc Austin motor. Today 2017 the original concept still remains: Wide track, long wheelbase, short overhangs. Put them all together and you've got pure MINI driving excitement. Verdict & Price: More style, space and practicality plus German engineering with kick-ass power! MINI Clubman comes in four petrol and one diesel version. Base model Clubman Cooper price: 2.38 million baht, Clubman Cooper Diesel 2.68 million baht. The top spec MINI Clubman Cooper S Hightrim with panorama glass roof at 3.28 million baht. Our test drive MINI Clubman Cooper S price: 3.08 million baht. For Pattaya residents a test drive is recommended at German Auto Pattaya: BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad multibrand showroom in Na Jomtien. Tel: 038 235 600. MINI Clubman Cooper S Price: 3,080,000 baht Engine: 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo Petrol Power: 192 hp Torque: 280 Nm Transmission: Front-wheel drive 8-speed automatic Average fuel consumption: 16.9 km/l Top speed: 228 km/h www.mini.co.th


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Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport holds annual fire evacuation training

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel organized the annual fire fighting and fire evacuation training 2017 to provide hotel’s staff with an overview of the basic firefighting and emergency fire evacuation. The training was conducted by instructors and firefighters from the fire brigade and rescue department of Suvarnabhumi Airport. Joon K. Park (standing, centre) with management and staff joined this training.

Welcome speaker of the Council of Representatives of Bahrain

H.E. Ahmed bin Ibrahim Rashid Al Mulla (left), speaker of the Council of Representatives of Bahrain arrived to pay respect to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. H.E. Ahmed bin Ibrahim Rashid Al Mulla was welcomed by Robert Maurer-Loeffler (centre), general manager and group director of Operations, Hua Hin and City Hotels Thailand, at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

BMW Group Thailand presents 100 prizes to BMW and MINI customers

“The Art of Cheese” by Dominique Bouchait

BMW Group Thailand led by César Badilla (center), director aftersales, held a special lucky draw to determine winning BMW and MINI customers from the “2016 Ready for Holiday” campaign, which saw lucky customers receive a total of 100 prizes, including Shell fuel cards valued at 10,000 baht and vouchers for a stay at the Sheraton

Wim N.M.Fagel (2nd right), general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, hosted the opening day of “The Art of Cheese” by the Pyrenees cheesemaster Dominique Bouchait (centre), who received the Meilleur Ouvrier de France award in 2011 in recognition of his 30 years of cheesemaking excellence and has since been consulting for 37 cheese-

Hua Hin Resort and Spa. The “2016 Ready for Holiday” campaign was offered exclusively to BMW and MINI customers who spent 8,000 baht or more on parts and accessories purchases and received an oil change or purchased genuine lubricants from BMW. Winners from the campaign will be announced on www.bmw.co.th.

producing agricultural concerns in France. His two most popular creations are the ‘Napoleon’ and the ‘Regalis’, consumed in 25 countries across some of the most prestigious tables in the world, including those of Michelinstarred restaurants and the French president’s ‘Elysée. The event was held at the lobby of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

Dusit Thani Pattaya congratulates Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Amy Yang on her Honda LPGA win awarded “MEA Energy Saving Building”

The management of Dusit Thani Pattaya are seen with Amy Yang (centre) from South Korea who emerged as the champion of the Honda LPGA 2017 during the final round held on February 26 at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course. GM Neoh Kean Boon (left) and Pramot Sothana (right), director of rooms, were on hand to congratulate Yang on her third LPGA Tour win. Dusit Thani Pattaya played as the host hotel for over 60 LPGA players who participated in this year’s tournament that featured 18 of the world’s top names including top-ranked Lydia Ko of New Zealand.

Wim N.M. Fagel (7th left), general manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, together with Jakkrit Songsopha (6th left), chief engineer, announced that the hotel has been awarded the “MEA Energy Saving Building 2017” which recognizes the hotel has been improved energy efficiency in building and successfully implemented energy conservation measures to enhance energy efficiency for building, with an energy saving outcome that met the criteria of MEA index. Also, the hotel can save energy up to 798,920 units per year, with the carbon dioxide emission reduction more than 448 tons per year. Seen in the photo: Tipawan Supapakdee (2nd left), director of human resources; Jakkrit Songsopha; Wim N.M. Fagel; Phetcharat Promasit (8th left), director of sales and Pradapporn Chantaworaluck (11th left), public relations manager.


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Art building fund raiser by AVANI Pattaya

Somsak Tanruengsri, general manager of AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa, and the management organized a group of team members to make merit on the occasion of Tod Pha Pa ceremony at the Djittabhawan Temple to raise funds for the art museum building in honor of His Majesty the late King Rama IX.

Matira Tantiprasut visits 70 no handicap for golfer Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Andre Brulhart (2nd right), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomes Yam Matira Tantiprasut (centre), TV Channel 3 actress, during her stay with family.

Pattaya golfer Eddie Beilby celebrated his 70th birthday with friends and family at the Players Lounge. Beilby’s daughter Angie and her fiancée were on hand as were Max and his wife and friends from the UK.

Hilton Pattaya celebrates International Women’s Day Sharing is caring! Hilton Pattaya led by.Rudolf Troestler (left), general manager, together with management team and volunteers organized hotel skills training such as bed making, towel folding, sandwiches and mocktails creation with the objective of bringing hope and providing opportunities for the women at Pattaya Women Correctional Institute for their future in freedom. Apart from these good activities, the hotel also held the campaign ‘Bin Your Bra’ to invite the hotel’s team members to donate their bras or support new bras for women in Pattaya Women Correctional Institute.


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Dusit Thani Pattaya unveils The Bay International Skewers Restaurant

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

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

Hotel News Renaissance Hotels to open resort in Pattaya Perspective image of the lobby at Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa

Renaissance Hotels is planning to open its first resort in Pattaya. Located in Na Jomtien, the low-rise resort will offer a fashionable beachfront retreat within easy reach of the town’s attractions. The property is scheduled to open on September 1, 2017. Stylish and vibrant interiors will wow guests at the 257-room Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa. With four room categories available, Renaissance Pattaya will offer some of the city’s most comfortable accommodation, including chic Pool Villas and spacious Family Suites. Recreational facilities will include two outdoor swimming pools, a kids pool, kids club and a luxury spa. Inspirational gourmet choices will be available around the clock, as dining options at the resort are set to include 609 Kitchen for breakfast and all-day feasting and speciality restaurant, Pebble Bar & Grill, for fine cuts served alongside handcrafted beverages, created by an expert mixologist. R-Lounge will create a relaxing space in the lobby area, where guests can unwind and soak up the buzz of the resort. The design of the hotel is inspired by the serene beach setting of Na Jomtien and the local fishing village that Pattaya once was. Playful use of wood, veneer and metal finishes in organic earthy tones bring the feeling of the sand from Na Jomtien beach to each space, accented by marine shades of cobalt and gentian blue. The use of local Thai silk from Jim Thompson, cotton, chenille and jute complement the design scheme by adding texture and a feeling of real luxury. The latest addition to Renaissance Hotels will reflect the brand’s signature approach to feed curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses. Following the Renaissance principle of Business Unusual™, where even meetings and events offer something beyond the unexpected, R.E.N. Meetings will offer groups a non-traditional experience, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events. With spaces that can accommodate meetings and events for up to 600 people, Renaissance Pattaya is looking forward to establishing itself as a premier destination for meetings and incentives in the region. For more information and reservations, contact 038 259 099 or visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pyxbr-renaissance-pattaya-resort-and-spa/.

Dusit Thani Pattaya held a media launch of The Bay International Skewers Restaurant. General Manager Neoh Kean Boon was on hand to welcome invited local media and spoke about the transformation of The Bay from being an Italian restaurant to the new skewer concept. Executive Chef Pathma Bala presented his selected appetizers followed by the main courses with white and red wines as he explained the new skewers menu with dishes inspired by Thai, Chinese, Western and Indian cuisine. Indian starter tandoori chicken mini wraps, main courses Western Messy Monster Burger displaying double wagyu beef patties or Chinese slow-cooked snow fish with egg noodles, work of art Thai dessert fruit-shaped mung beans and jujube, all dishes from starters, main courses to even desserts were mostly presented in skewers, be it steel, bamboo or plastic. The best of skewers and the flavours that come along with every juicy item on the new menu, the nice selection of beverages available for special occasions, the relaxing backdrop of the Gulf of Thailand—all these and more await at The Bay International Skewers Restaurant. Every Friday and Saturday, The Bay Grill and Buffet, offers a selection of meat and seafood items—diners will be spoilt for choice with its extensive variety of international dishes for 900 baht ++ per person and freeflowing beverage for 599 baht ++ per person. The Bay International Skewers Restaurant open Mondays to Saturdays from 6:30 to 10:30 pm.

Meat skewers for 2 Tandoori chicken mini wraps Slow-cooked snow fish

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Tiger prawns with sweet & sour sauce

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Peeai and Alvin's Wedding It was a beautiful late afternoon beach wedding of Alvin Wee and Filipina "Peeai" Suwansanee held at the Sea Sand Sun Resort and Villas Pattaya. The area faced the breathtaking sunset, decorated with flowers and dusty gray motifs. The celebration was well attended by the bride and groom’s families and friends.


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F&B Promotions Afternoon Tea with Teddy Bear for Charity

Earth Hour

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AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa participates in the Earth Hour event, which will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The resort created a way to treat the world to an intimate culinary journey!

at AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa

Hilton Pattaya invites you to spend an afternoon with a special set of afternoon treat. A variety of mouthwatering desserts comes together with a teddy bear for charity. The sales of teddy bear will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Thailand to build a house for a family in need. Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar on level 16 introduces a charity set of ‘Afternoon Tea with Teddy Bear for Charity’. An array of delights includes red velvet jam roll, blueberry cheesecake, passion fruit macaroon, caramel cashew nut banana bread, cranberry scones with clotted cream and orange marmalade, spinach and bacon puff, smoked salmon and cream cheese wrap, and wasabi crab stick salad on black bun served with your choice of coffee or tea and a cute teddy bear. A set is priced at 1,200 baht. Available every day from 1 to 6 pm. Teddy bears in colorful raincoats are also available separately, priced at 599 baht nett. Visit the hotel's front desk, restaurants and bars or order online via facebook.com/ PattayaHilton or Line ID: @hiltonpattaya

Super Saver Deal at Garden Cafe Switch off your lights and switch on your power at Garden Cafe with the International and BBQ Seafood buffet. Delectable dishes and treasures from the sea await from 8 to 10 pm. Priced at 650 baht nett with a free soft drink. Moonlight Dining at Sala Rim Nam Dine and chill under the moon at Sala Rim Nam, authentic “Thai restaurant” that features a true taste of Thailand, as the chef takes you on a culinary journey through the great country. Any customer who dines during 8 to 10 pm will get a 20 percent discount off the bill. Don’t miss this incredible culinary experience! For more information, call 038 412 120 or email pattaya@avanihotels.com.

For more information, call 038 253 000.

The Sounds of the Sea – and Delicious Seafood Too at Big Fish restaurant, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Big Fish restaurant at Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya enhances its seafood buffet with more premium catches and live music entertainment. Pattaya visitors and residents already know Big Fish is where to find the best seafood at the best value. The restaurant’s nightly Seafood BBQ Buffet, only 700 baht net or 990 baht net with free-flow wine, simply can’t be beaten, especially with the buffet line-up including more premium seafood choices and music featuring acoustic guitar and piano by prominent local artists. To the tastes and sounds add also the sight of Pattaya’s most beguiling restaurant interior. The setting features an idiosyncratic blend of industrial design and immersive oceanic colors. Jellyfish lamps, a fishtail bar and many other seainspired artworks adorn the two-storey space from floor to ceiling. Seafood BBQ Buffet at Big Fish is available every night from 6:30 to 10 pm.

The Bay Grill & Buffet every Friday & Saturday at The Bay International Skewers Restaurant, Dusit Thani Pattaya

Dine with a sea view and enjoy seafood and meat barbecue accompanied by Thai and international items from soup, appetizer and main course to dessert for only 900 baht ++ per person. Free-flowing beverage for 599 baht ++ per person. Open from 6:30 to 10 pm. For reservations, call 038 425 611-7 ext 2149, 2150.

at Car Bar, Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

It's hot! It's delicious! It's dim sum Cape Dara Resort Pattaya invites you to experience a large selection of dim sum full of delicious tastes such as Shanghai Xiaolong Pao, Pork and shrimp dumplings, Shrimp dumplings, Rice noodles stuffed with spinach, Fish maw dumplings and so much more ready to be served from 11 am to 2 pm at only 650 baht nett. Moreover supreme taste of Chinese dishes awaits you for a special price. Ming Xing restaurant is open daily from 11 am to 2 pm and from 6 to 10 pm.

Enjoy after working hours at the most unique bar in Pattaya city with the brand new promotion “After Work Addiction” featuring 12 kinds of canapé including Mini BLT, Mushroom bruschetta, Blue cheese, Antipasto skewers, Pork terrine, Grilled asparagus, Salmon gravlax, Rocket salad with balsamic dressing, Camembert cheese, Tortilla crab bites, Quiche and six sticks of grissini. Only at 490 baht net per person for four choices of canapé and complimentary one bottle of red/white wine or bubble. Available every day from 5 to 9 pm with live entertainment at Car Bar on the Lobby floor of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya.

For reservations, call 038 933 888 or visit www.capedarapattaya.com.

For more information or reservations, contact 063 903 9754 or fbm@siamatpattaya.com.

at Ming Xing restaurant, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya

Teppanyaki Tomahawk Steak Special at Benihana Pattaya Get your chops ready for a great big juicy treat, as the mightiest steak meets flavourful ‘eatertainment’! Invite a fellow meat fiend to share a feast that outweighs everything else in taste and size. Start with Japanese onion soup and Benihana salad. Watch fiery acrobatics as your teppanyaki chef sizzles a supersize 1-kg Australian Wagyu Tomahawk Steak that is loaded with flavour, served with sides of fried

COAST TO COAST TOUR FEATURING BIG TO THE FUTURE BAND Date: 23 March 2017, Thursday, 7-10 pm Venue: Coast Beach Club & Bistro, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Activities: Catch the 9-piece jazz-swingcontemporary pop, rock and show band, Big To The Future, in Pattaya at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort. BBQ Seafood Buffet at 1,500 baht ++. Coast to Coast Tour featuring Big To The Future also includes Hua Hin on March 24, Phuket on March 31 and Samui on April 3. For more information: Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Tel: 038 714 981 Email: irdcmbr@chr.co.th www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cmbr/ Coast Beach Club & Bistro Email: coast@chr.co.th www.coast-beach-club.com

PATTAYA PLAYERS PRESENTS CHEATING CHEATERS Date: 24-26 March 2017, Friday-Saturday, 7 pm & Sunday, 2 pm Venue: Eastern Grand Palace, Soi Khao Talo, Pattaya

After Work Addiction – off work o’clock

For reservations, call 038 930 600 or email fbsec@siamatpattaya.com.

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tempura onions, grilled mushrooms, spicy coriander lemon dip and garlic herb butter. Starting from 3,900 baht for two persons per set. Available from March 1 to April 30, 2017. Slice, dice, sizzle and sear at a Benihana near you! For more information and reservations, contact AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa on 038 412 120 or email pattaya@avanihotels.com.

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

Activities: Two phony nuns, one crooked cop, a pair of young lovers (whom you shouldn’t trust as far as you could throw them), and one adorable puppy dog! These are the outrageous, unforgivable, incorrigible (but, surprisingly lovable) rascals who populate the world of John Patrick’s hilarious comedy, Cheating Cheaters, making its Thailand premiere. Tickets for Friday or Saturday night, 24 or 25 March 2017 at 7 pm, are priced at 800 baht, including a pre-performance newly enhanced buffet dinner beginning at 5:30 pm at White Horse Pub. Introducing the Sunday matinee, 26 March at 2 pm, special pricing is set at 400 baht for adults and 200 baht for students (no meal included). Reserve now for a seat and a good meal. For more information: Pattaya Players Tel: 085 913 1827 (Gary) Email: pattayaplayerstake2@gmail.com www.pattayaplayers.org www.facebook.com/groups/pattayaplayers

TASTE OF AUSTRALIA WINE TASTING Date: 25 March 2017, Saturday, 6:30-9 pm Venue: Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya Activities: Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya in partnership with Independent Wine and Spirit (Thailand) Co., Ltd. introduces presents Taste of Australia Wine Tasting. Experience a memorable night with six different tastes of wine from De Bortoli, Australia, matched with international cheeses and canapés created to complement the wines. Priced at only 990 baht net per person. Enjoy live entertainment from Jowel and The Blues Machine from 8:30 pm onwards. For more information: Holiday Inn Pattaya Tel: 038 725 555 Email: havanabar@holidayinn-pattaya.com


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HAVANA BAR’S MONTHLY WINE EVENT Showcases Stonefish Wines from the Hunter Valley Havana Bar is located on the ground floor of Holiday Inn Pattaya Bay Tower, Pattaya Beach Road. This lounge bar is classy and upscale reconstructing the Cuban bars of the fascinating ’30s and ’40s when Hemmingway created the now famous daiquiris and the iconic mojito cocktail. Soaring wooden ceilings, deep mahogany-coloured leather sofas, comfy easy chairs, black and white photos from the era, huge Cuban-style chandeliers all contribute to the mood emulating a watering hole where Papa Hemingway would have been happy to while away a few hours. This bar is plush, sophisticated and unique. We were there for an evening of slurping and sipping the wines from the award-winning wine company Stonefish International from the Hunter Valley in Australia. Founded in 2000 by Peter Papanikitas, the winery strives to produce wine that exhibits all the attributes that make viniculture in Australia a global phenomenon. The vinous event set sail with canapés and a glass of bubbling Stonefish Cuvee Brut NV. The pouring of this crisp, clean sparkler was the perfect opener to be enjoyed with the selection of creative canapés and short bites that Executive Chef Jason Large and his brigade had prepared. These included the likes of a delightful grilled salmon and an innovative grilled pineapple and salad taco. Round 2 highlighted a Stonefish Sauvignon Blanc sourced from the fruits of the St. Margaret River displaying an appealing mix of melon, pineapple and white peach. Probably my favourite white wine of the evening which we enjoyed with Sloane’s chorizo and bacon wrapped skewers, smoked salmon, sour cream and spring onion blinis. Round 3 produced another excellent white variety namely the Stonefish Chardonnay. Executive Chef Jason Large and his brigade had excelled themselves with a selection of creative canapés of Aussie style pulled pork, rare roast beef with cumin cream cheese, grilled zucchini and red pepper and a star black pudding with green apple, crab salad and crispy ham. It was a pleasure to trawl the tables enjoying the global cuisine generated from this inventive kitchen. Stonefish Merlot followed with tastes of ripened berries and subtle whispers of spice, vanilla and oak and proved

the wine of choice for both Mick and me that evening which we enjoyed with the generous selection of cheese, breads, sticks and grissini together with premier olives, cornichons and baby pickled onions. The last two rounds offered Stonefish Cabernet Sauvignon and a Stonefish Reserve Shiraz. The Cabernet Sauvignon displaying a rich fragrant bouquet of ripe fruit and earthy aromas which made perfect friends with more of the artisan cheeses and brioche bread while the elegant rich and jammy Shiraz gracefully brought down the curtain on our gleeful wining and dining. These wine tastings are staged monthly at B.990 and are excellent value for money and great fun affairs. Holiday Inn Pattaya hosts an enjoyable cordial evening with live music, happy friendly staff together with a posse of wine lovers who enjoy every drop of a goblet or two with great humour and conviviality. It’s certainly a fun evening. Although Havana is the signature bar/restaurant of Holiday Inn Pattaya, all food and drinks on their menu are inclusive of service charge and government tax. Happy Hour (offering two for one) runs from a convenient 7 till 9 pm. Overall the prices are in line with a quality bar/ restaurant and the diversity of their rums, single malts and Belgian beers are considerable, while wines are sourced from around the world and offer something for all pockets. The menu is eclectic: modern Italian meets cosmopolitan American in Asia. From pizzas, pasta, antipasti and salads through Asian noodles and Thai snacks to bar bites and burgers, it’s across-the-board cuisine sweeping the foodie favourites of visitors from around the world. The burger platters are huge. We challenge Godzilla and King Kong on one of their date nights to finish the Chicken BLT/burger (B.350); it’s massive, stacked with fried chicken breasts, crispy bacon, tomatoes, mayo and homemade tomato relish all served in a hefty bun and accompanied by Havana Bar’s onion rings and “fat chips”. Chunky fat fingers of potatoes, still in their skins, are fried to precision and seasoned with paprika, rosemary and garlic. These are fantastic and, in my view, definitely worth the extra calories! Other varieties include the classic all-American with Cheddar cheese, dill pickles, and a battered and fried

INGREDIENTS 1.5 oz 1 oz 1 oz 0.5 oz 0.5 oz 1.5 oz 3 oz

Beefeater Gin Crème de Menthe White Monin Rose Blue Curaçao Monin Strawberry lime juice guava juice

GARNISH mint leaves blackberry lime wheel

HOW TO MIX

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into a studio highball glass and garnish with mint leaves, blackberry and lime wheel.

GLASS TYPE

Studio Highball

CATEGORY Cocktail

MIXOLOGIST

Wiraphon “Non” Paengpisan

SIGNATURE DRINK Black Forest

BIO white fish burger with lettuce, onion and tomato with tartar sauce. Pizzas are much in demand here and usually enjoyed on the large terrace overlooking the bay of Pattaya. Frutti di Mare is always a popular choice with Quattro Stagioni coming in a close second. Meat Lovers are well catered with this pizza laden with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pork sausage, bacon, cooked ham and salami. There are a dozen varieties with a bespoke “build-your-own” coming in at only B.395 for your own choice of sauce and four specially chosen toppings. Holiday Inn Pattaya is to be congratulated in creating a standalone bar/restaurant that will attract the patronage of their hotel guests, locals and tourists alike. It’s an atmospheric spot evoking the old style Havana glamour tempered with an up-to-date fusion. The pricing is realistic and the food big on quality and quantity making Havana Bar a distinctive leisure destination. Check out their website for their monthly wine tasting event. Havana Bar Holiday Inn Pattaya Open daily from 11 am till 1 am Tel: 038 725 555 www.holidayinn-pattaya.com

Bartender at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Hilton Pattaya

Wasabi Martini

INGREDIENTS 2 oz 1.5 oz 3/4 oz

Midori lime juice Monin Passion Fruit fresh wasabi

GARNISH gooseberry

HOW TO MIX

Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well and double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with gooseberry.

GLASS TYPE Martini Glass

CATEGORY Cocktail

MIXOLOGIST

Pinyalak “Pa-Aob” Siridechekavapun

SIGNATURE DRINK Wasabi Martini

BIO

Bartender at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Hilton Pattaya

Black Forest & Wasabi Martini are available at

Horizon Rooftop Restaurant & Bar on Level 34, Hilton Pattaya from 5 pm to 1 am throughout March 2017 only


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BENIHANA PRESENTS A SAKE EXTRAVAGANZA Who knew there are so many varieties of sake? The famous sake house of Kozaemon hosted a successful event where they presented nine of their most popular varieties while Benihana Pattaya staged a culinary abundance of dishes prepared by their talented young chefs. Japan’s national drink has played a central role in Japanese life and culture for the past 2,000 years. It is sometimes referred to as “rice wine” but the brewing process is more similar to beer converting starch to sugar for the fermentation process. Undiluted sake contains 18 to 20 percent ABV (although this is often lowered to 15 percent by adding water prior to bottling). This rich brewing tradition is probably one reason why the Japanese love their sake so much, so where better to hold this unique sake tasting event than at Benihana, Pattaya’s favourite teppanyaki steakhouse. So it was with much anticipation and enthusiasm that Mick and I headed out to the second floor of the Royal Garden Plaza’s lifestyle mall to enjoy this rare occurrence. Benihana’s beginnings began with Yunosuke Aoki, a Samurai descendant and entertainer, who along with his wife, Katsu, opened a small coffee shop in Tokyo. The shop was named “Benihana” (red flower in Japanese) after a red safflower that grew in the streets. His eldest son had the idea to combine Japanese food and entertainment and subsequently the first restaurant opened in New York in 1964 and the Benihana that we know today was born. Here in Pattaya Benihana is under the auspices of the AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa. Its reputation is based on their teppanyaki style of cooking: teppan meaning “steel grill” and yaki “broiled”. Their chefs receive 16 weeks of intensive training before the final accolade of a red kerchief is awarded to confirm their proficiency. Interaction between chef and guest is positively encouraged and the culinary cabaret is great fun, natural and bodacious. Our welcome sake was a Junmai Umeshu Beni Nankoubai or plum liquor which provided an elegant almost sweet-sour sensation for

AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa Executive Chef Pongpisit preparing sushi frost

a refreshing curtain raiser to the evening enjoyed with sesame lavash, a thin crunchy Middle Eastern treat together with nori chips and some wasabi nuts. A glass of the most premium sake, Junmai Daiginjo was then served with the pairing of French oysters, larb tuna tartar and hamachi jalapenos which with their fusion characteristics made immediate friends. A selection of succulent sushi balls, takoyaki (octopus filled wheat balls) and salmon garnished sushi plus California and tamago maki rolls were disappearing at a rapid rate with the next sake, a fragrant Junmai Ginjo Bizen Omachi. However, the star of this course was sushi frost, soft tender salmon was served on a bed of meringue and then “dry iced” to perfect frostiness. The next offering was another Ginjo #20 Mino-Mizunami which we sipped and slurped with quite a few delicious chicken yakitori sticks liberally drenched in the sweet umami sauce. This course also included a delightful osuimono soup, a light fishy broth fashioned from dashi, water and sake and floated with a sweet poached prawn. The accompanying sake was a smooth Kirinzan which enhanced and complemented all the various flavours. The finale presented our master chef preparing us garlic fried rice and a teppanyaki premier quality beef. Knives (and eggs) were thrown, flipped, juggled, lobbed and pitched with skill resulting in a delicious bowl of rice and a perfectly grilled piece of beef before his wagon was ceremoniously wheeled to another table. Quite a performance and, from the appreciative ovations and cheers that emanated from the surrounding

areas, we were not the only ones enjoying the Benihana magic. Five more sakes followed (notes getting decidedly less legible now!) but our favourite, and one served warm was a Yamahai Junmai Banshu Yamada-Nishiki. Fermented in the traditional style with a pleasing aroma of nuts, it made an excellent partner with the richer flavours which followed. For instance, the teppanyaki burger, a standout butterfish with a sweet passion fruit sauce and the tenderest hibachi chicken with sesame seeds before concluding with teppanyaki marbled tenderloin and cream cheese accompanied by hibachi rice with garlic. The curtain was sweetly lowered with banana tempura served with ice cream and raspberry plus chocolate sauce. We had a “funtastic” evening, the food was top-notch, the sakes more than interesting and of course proved the perfect accompaniment to the Japanese cuisine. Benihana Pattaya scores on so many levels having created a totally distinctive ambiance where the preparation of the food is driven by the prowess and skill of its highly trained staff who not only produce the product but entertain, surprise and amuse along the way. It’s a culinary circus, a foodie playground and a piece of gastronomic theatre that hits all the right spots. Visit their website for full menu and prices. Benihana Pattaya 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya Second Road Tel: 038 412 420 ext1395 www.benihanapattaya.com www.facebook.com/BenihanaPTY


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Hotel Promotions AVANI Family Package

Salmon & Codfish Spicy Miso Cream Sauce INGREDIENTS 100 grams salmon 100 grams codfish miso spicy paste 30 grams whipping cream seasoning 3 grams Hondashi salt to taste 10 grams squid ink flour olive oil cherry tomatoes 20 grams green soybean/edamame 3 grams Morilles mushroom 10 grams Shimeji mushroom 10 grams ikura salmon roe

Your loved ones deserve the best. Treat them to an unforgettable getaway of sun, sea and sand at AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa. Spend time together by the pool or try new flavours together in the restaurants. Little ones eat for free. Prices start from 5,500 baht ++. Package includes: • AVANI Garden View Room (minimum two consecutive nights) • Daily breakfast for two people • A visit to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum for two 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 038 412 120, email pattaya@avanihotels.com or visit www.avanihotels.com/pattaya.

METHOD

Hard Rock Pattaya “Pool Party” is back

Pan-sear the salmon and codfish. Boil the miso spicy paste with whipping cream, seasoning, Hondashi and salt. Add the squid ink and mix with flour, olive oil and dashi stock. Serve the dish with cherry tomatoes and decorate with sautéed edamame and white mushrooms and black Shimeji. Top with salmon roe and olive oil.

The legendary pool party is on again, with guest DJs, percussionists, hot Hard Rock dancers and of course lots of foam. Every Saturday from 9:30 pm to 1 am, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya turns up the heat, come chill or “rev it up” and dance the night away.The entrance fee for walk-in guests is 380 baht and for in-house guests 200 baht inclusive of one drink. It is strictly reserved for guests aged 20 years and above only. Come get wet and wild. For reservations, call 038 428755-9 ext 8323 or e-mail secfb.pty@hardrockhtoels.net.

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

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Think about events, think about Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya offers outside catering service for parties, wedding ceremonies, conferences from 10 persons up to more than 1,000 persons. The hotel’s catering service has all the requirements you need from decorations to professional waiters. The menu has a wide variety of savoury dishes prepared by chefs with over 30 years experience on international food, Thai-Asian cuisine, grilled seafood style and Brazilian food. For more information or reservations, contact 038 301 234 ext 4851 and 4174 or email cmbr@chr.co.th.


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Vol. 05 No. 06 | Mar 16-31, 2017

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

POWER RANGERS

Release Date March 16, 2017 Lead Actors Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans Director Bill Condon Writers Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos Genre Family | Fantasy | Musical

Release Date Lead Actors Director Writer Genre

Spirit is the 14th studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, scheduled to be released on March 17, 2017 by Columbia Records. It will be the band's second album released under Columbia. On October 11, 2016, the band announced on its website that it would embark on the Global Spirit Tour to support their upcoming album Spirit, produced by James Ford. The Summer 2017 European stadium tour will begin in Stockholm on May 5, 2017 and end in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on July 23.

Climate Change – Pitbull Climate Change is the upcoming 10th studio album, written and conducted by rapper and songwriter Pitbull. It is scheduled to be released on March 17, 2017 through RCA Records, Polo Grounds Music and Mr. 305 Inc. It is set to feature the likes of Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida, LunchMoney Lewis, Steven A. Clark, Ape Drums, Robin Thicke, Joe Perry, Travis Barker, Kiesza, Ty Dolla Sign, Jennifer Lopez, Stephen Marley, Jason Derulo, Leona Lewis, R. Kelly and Austin Mahone.

The Ride – Nelly Furtado The Ride is the upcoming sixth studio album by Canadian singer Nelly Furtado. The album is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2017 by Furtado's own record label, Nelstar Entertainment.

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast (Dan Stevens), can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle (Emma Watson), the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

March 23, 2017 Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Eilzabeth Banks Dean Israelite John Gatins Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Action Sci-Fi movie about a group of high school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

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Spa Promotions Exactly What You Want Spa Package at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya introduces ‘Exactly What You Want’, a special spa package for couples or friends. Indulge in a relaxing atmosphere with your preferred choice of 90-minute couple massage and receive a complimentary 30-minute exfoliating body treatment. Available throughout March 2017 only from 10 am to 10 pm at eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya on level 17. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or email pattaya.eforeaspa@hilton.com.

Firming Treatment at Tea Tree Spa, Holiday Inn Pattaya Tea Tree Spa at Holiday Inn Pattaya unveiled a new promotion of an exclusive treatment to aid the contouring process at 1,999 baht net per person. A fabulous 150-minute package featuring Carole Franck product, created to reduce cellulite, firm muscles and improve the body’s natural detoxification. Pamper yourself with firming treatment, a combination of signature treatments and techniques every day at Tea Tree Spa, 5th floor, Bay Tower open from 10 am until 10 pm. Advance reservation is required. For more information and reservations, call 038 725 555 ext 3902 or email spa.reception@holidayinn-pattaya.com.

Songkran Temple Fair Journey at Devarana Spa, Dusit Thani Pattaya Devarana Spa presents Songkran Temple Fair Journey, a creative spa treatment inspired by the watersplashing festivities of Thailand’s renowned New Year Festival and specially designed to add vibrancy back to moisture-starved skin. The treatment begins with the cooling sensation of a 30-minute Traditional Thai Coconut Ice Cream Body Scrub that smells almost good enough to eat. Straight from the cooler and wonderfully refreshing, the scrub has a temperature of between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius and comes complete with a potent mix of potatoes and butterfly pea petals which help to give skin a healthy glow. The soothing journey is completed with a dreamily relaxing 45-minute aromatic oil massage, which starts with a 15-minute warm sand back compress before moving onto a skin-nourishing massage conducted with aromatic oil infused with mint and jasmine essences. Expect stress and tiredness to melt away as the scents and elements of Songkran revitalise your mind, body and soul. This 90-minute Songkran-inspired rejuvenation is available throughout March and April 2017. Price is 3,650 baht net at all Devarana Spas across Thailand. For more information, contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or pattaya@devaranaspa.com.

Muay Thai Clinch by Rory Coughlan

Muay Thai involves different techniques. It is a fighting art of contrition where strikes are exchanged by opposing practitioners. Almost all techniques used in Muay Thai involve the entire body movement, where the hip rotates with every kick, punch, elbow and block. One of such techniques which Muay Thai fighters try to master is clinching. Muay Thai clinching is described as grappling of the hands around the neck of the opponent during an offensive or defensive combat. This particular technique is used as an effective method to subdue the opponent or control the aggressiveness of the other fighter. The clinch technique is different from other martial art forms such as judo as it permits utilizing the knee techniques, punching, kicking and delivering elbows. Enabling the use of various attacking methods provide the boxer with the advantage of striking using the Muay Thai clinch. Muay Thai fighters are not separated when they clinch. Aside from using the knee and elbow techniques when they clinch stand-up grappling is also used. The Muay Thai fighter holds the opponent through the head, body, or neck. The fighter then presses his forearm on the collarbone of the opponent. The typical clinching technique in Muay Thai involves the moving of the head downward before releasing a throw. This can cause the opponent to lose balance by throwing them to the left or right. Three reasons why clinching techniques require the fingers not to be intertwined. 1. With the fighters wearing gloves when fighting in the ring, intertwining the fingers is no longer possible. 2. The front clinch involves pressing the head of the opponent downwards. This becomes easier if the hands are locked behind the back of the head instead of behind the neck. The arms should be putting as much pressure on the neck as possible. 3. A fighter may incur an injury to one or more fingers if they are intertwined and it becomes more difficult to release the grip in order to quickly elbow the opponent’s head. Variants of the clinch technique: • Arm Clinch. This technique requires one or both hands to control the inside of the defender’s arms and where the second hand, if free, is in the front clinch

position. The fighter will be able to control the opponent so he can apply a knee strike or throw. • Side Clinch. This technique requires one arm passing around the front of the defender with the attacker’s shoulder pressed into the defender’s arm pit and the other arm passing round the back which allows the attacker to apply knee strikes to the defender’s back or to throw the defender. • Low Clinch. This technique requires both controlling arms to pass under the defender’s arms, which is generally used by the shorter of two opponents. • Swan Neck. This technique requires one hand around the rear of the neck used to briefly clinch an opponent before applying a strike.

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Eye appeal

Tropical Tips for Tourists…and Expats

Whether you’re in Pattaya on a brief holiday or enjoying Paradise forever as an expat, take care to avoid damaging your skin and eyes in the tropical sun and heat. The biggest mistake visitors and residents alike make is not applying enough sunscreen. To get the protection promised on the container, you need a healthy splash (about the size of a golf ball) for your body and a 10-baht-sized amount for your face. Reapply it every 2 hours. And don’t ignore those areas most people neglect: the ears, neck, and hands. Don't just get your face. Wearing sandals? Apply sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF 30 on the tops of your feet, too. Also, give yourself a little lead time: Put sunscreen on 15 minutes before going outdoors. With so many sunscreens to choose from, it’s best to think about your skin type and what you’ll do while wearing it. If you’re going to be active, look for water-resistant SPF 30. If you’re concerned about shine or greasy residue, try an oil-

free formula or one that contains micronized zinc. A spray is easiest to apply, but rub it in to make sure it’s spread evenly. Your lips need sun protection, too, so slip on a product with SPF 30 every morning. It might also help you prevent cold sores, since the sun's UV rays can trigger flare-ups. Save the lip shine for hot nights — glossy formulas make delicate skin more prone to sunburn. When choosing lipstick here in Pattaya, keep in mind that you’re in the tropics. Try a cooler shade. Orange lips are a summer trend, but one shade does not fit all. Instead of falling for your first orange crush, play with a few different shades to make sure the tone works with your skin color. If bold and bright isn’t your style, try a more subtle tinted balm or lip stain.

As we age, we are more prone to develop dark circles under our eyes. Not the temporary shadows or bags that appear after a few too many cocktails, but lingering discoloration as the skin around the eyes thins, exposing tiny, subcutaneous blood vessels. Sometimes these dark circles are inherited and sometimes, particularly among Thais and other Asians, they are pigmentary issues. Makeup can help conceal these dark circles. Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone. If the discoloration is faint, pick a liquid formula. For more prominent shadows, select a cream or cake concealer. Lightly pat the concealer on from the inner corner of your eye to just past the outer corner. As an option, visit a beauty clinic for treatment with intense pulse light (IPL). It destroys those pigment cells and smoothes the skin. A series of four IPL treatments is typically needed to see improvement. Skin lightening creams that contain hydroquinone or kojic acid may also diminish the darkness. Dark circles caused by extremely thin skin are difficult to treat. Eye creams that contain caffeine may help a bit because they constrict the underlying blood vessels. To help keep your eyes looking youthful, here are four things you can do short of surgery: * Don't smoke, and always apply a sunscreen or sun block around the eye area. Smoking and exposure to UV rays weaken collagen and cause premature wrinkling and sagging. * Apply a moisturizer to the eye area nightly. Almost any moisturizer will provide the hydration you need. * Add a prescription retinoic acid — the vitamin A cream—to your daily skin care regimen. It's the single best thing you can use to prevent wrinkles and reduce existing lines. * To calm puffy eyes, place cold spoons, slices of cucumbers, chilled tea bags, or even a package of frozen peas under your eyes. The cool temperatures — rather than any special properties of cucumbers, peas or tea bags — reduce swelling. And, yes, placing a hemorrhoid cream under your eyes might help get rid of puffs, too. But retinol eye cream might be more effective.

Drink Up! Healthy beauty comes from within, so drink plenty of water, especially while you’re in Pattaya where temperatures are high year round. Beauty bonus: Hydrated skin looks more youthful, because the extra liquid plumps up fine lines and wrinkles.

Get your daily fix of coffee, tea and water What do coffee, tea and plain drinking water have in common? They are the most enjoyed beverages in Thailand and around the world. And while everyone needs plenty of water every day, not everyone needs coffee or tea—unless you want to optimize your health. Elements in coffee and tea may help prevent a variety of health problems ranging from cancer and diabetes to Parkinson’s and heart disease. Coffee and green tea might help prevent breast and prostate cancers, while virtually any tea may protect you against cancer that affects the ovaries and stomach, thanks to their antioxidants (including polyphenols). Similarly, tea and coffee are linked to a lower chance of getting type 2 diabetes. Antioxidants in coffee help keep your blood sugar lower and more stable, the main challenge of diabetes, while those in tea may help your body process sugar in your blood. Both beverages also may help against Parkinson’s disease, which attacks the nerve cells in your brain and makes movement difficult. Some studies suggest that caffeine can ease early symptoms of Parkinson’s, while others show that drinking coffee and tea might help protect your brain from it in the first place. Alzheimer’s disease, like Parkinson’s, attacks your brain’s nerve cells (neurons); it can cause memory loss and changes in thought patterns and behavior. Coffee’s antioxidants may help protect neurons, and green

tea’s antioxidants may help prevent the clusters of proteins believed to cause the disorder. Meanwhile, although doctors once thought people with heart problems should cut down on caffeine, it now seems that coffee and tea may protect you from heart disease. In one study, people who drank three to five cups of coffee a day were less likely to have a buildup of calcium in the vessels that take blood to your heart muscle, thus lowering your chance of heart disease. The same may be true for strokes, which happen when blood is cut off

from a certain area of your brain. A cup of coffee or tea each day might lower your chances of having a stroke because coffee can ease inflammation and help control your blood sugar levels. And drinking black tea is linked to lower blood pressure, which can make you less likely to have a stroke. Worried about liver disease? Have a cuppa joe—or three. That’s about the number that may lower your odds of having chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Coffee has more than 100 different chemical compounds in it, and scientists are trying to figure

out what they do and how they might work together to help your liver. Finally, there is something called gallstones, which are tiny pieces of hardened cholesterol and other substances that form in your gallbladder. That small, pear-shaped organ near your belly helps with digestion. Left untreated, gallstones can cause serious pain and health problems. Coffee to the rescue. The brew can lower your chances of getting gallstones because it helps move fluid through your gallbladder and makes the cholesterol less likely to crystallize into gallstones.

Sure, there are other good reasons to drink coffee and tea—such as the pure enjoyment of the beverages and the social benefits of getting together with friends. Not to be overlooked is the fact that lowcalorie beverages like coffee and tea make it easier to lose weight instead of drinking sugary ones, and they can provide a satisfying pick-me-up. Just hold off on adding sugar and cream, and don’t overdo your intake of caffeine; it can make you anxious, make it hard to sleep, and make you less able to hold onto calcium, which can lead to bone fractures.


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16-31 march 2017

12th Thailand Property Awards 2017 launched to find the country’s finest real estate

City Garden Tower new sales office Global Top Group recently opened a new sales office at City Garden Tower on 3rd Road, Pattaya. Their international sales team is ready to answer all inquiries on all their projects.

Pictured (L-R): Kamolpat Swaengkit, country manager, DDproperty.com (official property portal); Raj Tanta-Nanta, group president DTGO, representing MQDC, 2016 Best Developer (Thailand) Winner; Suphin Mechuchep, managing director of JLL Thailand, and incumbent chairwoman of the judges; Russ Downing, managing director, HOT Hua Hin, and long-time member of the judging panel; Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Property Report; Marciano Birjmohun, managing partner, Siam Capital Group, and member of the judging panel; and Jaime Rivera, Asia regional manager, Crystal Lagoons (co-sponsor)

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he annual PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards, which seeks to reward the finest developers, properties and real estate personalities across the Kingdom, will return for its 12th annual edition on September 15, 2017. PropertyGuru Group, the organiser of the long-running event, expects to receive more than 300 entries from developers with ongoing projects located in the top tier markets of Bangkok and Phuket, as well as emerging destinations of Hua Hin, Continued on page 4/24

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Property

Thailand Property Awards 2017 Nominations are Open!

The Thailand Property Awards nominations for the Eastern Seaboard’s Best Condominium Development and Best Villa Development are being submitted now until June 30, with the nominated developments submitting entry forms until July 7. Eastern Seaboard site visits will be conducted from July 24 to August 4, with the Central and Regional panel judges’ final scoring meeting on August 9. Yes, once again we are quickly approaching the eagerlyawaited annual event that recognizes the residential sector’s leading real estate professionals, property developers, interior designers, and architects. Along with this year’s Best Villa and Best Condo Developments for the Eastern Seaboard, nominations and entries are also being made in national categories including Best Developer, Best Boutique Developer, Best Commercial Development (Retail), Best Commercial Development (Office), Best Commercial Development (Hotel), Best Residential Architectural Design, Best Residential Interior Design, Best Hotel Interior Design, Best Retail Architectural Design, Best Office Architectural Design, Best Hotel Architectural Design, Best Landscape Architectural Design, Best Green Development, Special Recognition in CSR and Special Recognition in Universal Design (a brand new category this year).

For more than 10 years this event has established itself as the highest symbol of achievement that a company or an individual can receive in Thailand’s residential, commercial, design and hospitality real estate industries. In order to avoid any concerns of favoritism, the organizers use a panel of independent judges, and the entire judging process is monitored by one of the world’s leading internal auditing firms, BDO Advisory Thailand--official supervisor of the event. Having said that, you might ask how these awards are decided and what is the process that produces the winners. The Thailand Property Awards central (Bangkok) and regional panel of judges are comprised of leading Thai professionals, i.e., real estate agents, appraisers, lawyers, architects, etc., who examine and score all nominees. In the Development Awards category, the central and regional judging panels examine and score each nominee and then submit their initial short-lists of five properties for each category to Paul Ashburn of BDO Advisory. Next, the head judges for the regional panels and their appointed judging teams inspect all nominees in their respective regions. Eastern Seaboard judges include regional head panel judge and organizer Clayton Wade, honorary judge Pongstorn Sangruchi, Teresa Biesty, a seasoned national panel judge and long-time Eastern Seaboard judge, and Vera Key, joining us for her third year. There will be at least three to five scoring judges who will make each and every property site visit to complete the process of identifying the best properties in each of the above categories. The actual on-site judging procedures for will score each

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property based upon the criteria of design/concept, value for money, sales success and construction. Some of the 2016 Thailand Property Awards central (Bangkok) and regional panel of judges include: Actual dates for visiting nominated sites will be determined during July and August and will be announced in a future update from Thailand Property Awards. Terry Blackburn, Ensign Media managing director and organizer of the Thailand Property Awards, now works under the ownership of the Property Guru Group. He deserves tremendous credit for having produced, in just a few years, Thailand’s cutting-edge residential, commercial and hotel industry property awards venue. We are also pleased to announce that the hugely successful sanitary fittings manufacturer Hansgrohe Company, founded by Hans Grohe in 1901, in Schiltach, Germany, is the Platinum sponsor for this year’s Awards event. The Thailand Property Awards is the industry’s ‘Big Night Out,’ so be sure to join us as we celebrate the very best that Thailand’s property and real estate sector has to offer. Winners will be announced at the Thailand Property Awards Gala Dinner and awards presentation ceremony--the Oscars of Thailand's property and real estate industry--at the Plaza Athenee Bangkok, Sept. 15, 2017. All tickets are inclusive of cocktail networking reception, four-course dinner, wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the evening. To book your Thailand Property Awards 2017 Gala Dinner and awards presentation ceremony tickets you may email info@asiapropertyawards.com or go to http://www. asiapropertyawards.com (Click: Gala Dinner Thailand.) Judges

Assistant chair Chair Suphin Mechuchep Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) Limited Mechuchep is managing director of one of Thailand’s largest international property services firms. With her 20 years of experience in real estate and comprehensive market knowledge, she is one of the most respected real estate professionals in the country.

Dr. Theerathon Tharachai CFO, Project Planning Service Public Company Limited Tharachai, a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Project Management, is a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University and Thammasart University, among many others. He is currently with the PPS group, a leading project management and construction management firm in Thailand.

Pongstorn Sangruchi Managing Director, The Monttra Pattaya Sangruchi is the owner-developer of the beachfront condominium, the Golden Sands, and the beachfront housing developments Blue Lagoon and Baan Dhewaran. His Eastern Seaboard residential developments are all five-star projects, including his new venture into the hospitality sector, Monttra luxury boutique hotel.

Teresa Biesty Managing Director, Access Property Limited

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

Originally from Hong Kong, Biesty graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a degree in finance and business administration. In the Hong Kong banking industry she specialized in exchange and treasuries. Moving to Thailand 20 years ago as Colliers Jardines’ director of residential property, she subsequently established Access Property Limited

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

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

Clayton Wade Managing Director, Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. Clayton Wade has been in real estate for more than 30 years, with 20 years as managing director of the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd. He is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his writing and public speaking and has appeared on CNBC’s Managing Asia program. Vera Key Sales and Marketing Director, Siam Properties Key has more than 15 years of real estate experience in Europe, USA and Asia. She started her career in property investment, management and sales at a New York City bank where she specialized in mortgages. Key speaks 6 languages, is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in America and is a registered Certified International Property Specialist. 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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Chiang Mai, Samui, Phang Nga/ Krabi, the Eastern Seaboard, the Northeast, and Songkhla. The latter two areas will debut their respective residential awards in the 2017 edition, along with the Special Recognition in Universal Design. “Universal Design is the design of a built environment that can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability and we are proud to recognise it alongside

Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director, PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Property Report

longstanding awards for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development as part of PropertyGuru Group’s own CSR mission,” said Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards. Developers, industry professionals and the general public are now invited to submit nominations for more than 30 categories until June 30, Friday. Online submissions are accepted via AsiaPropertyAwards.com/ nomination/thailand/. Among the major categories in which developers will compete for the Best of the Best honours include: Best Condo

Development (Thailand), whose winner will be picked from condo categories winners; Best Housing Development (Thailand), chosen from the winners pool of villa and housing categories; and Best Commercial Development (Thailand), chosen from the hotel, retail and office categories. A special award for Thailand’s Real Estate Personality of Year will also be named by the editors of Property Report. Presented to an individual whose influence and achievements resonate across the Kingdom, the coveted title’s previous recipients include 2016’s Dr Suriya Poolvoralaks, managing director of Major Development, and 2015’s William “Bill” E.

Heinecke, founder and chairman of Minor International, a four-time winner last year that swept the hotel categories. The top winners from Thailand will be eligible to participate in the grand finals of the Asia Property Awards held in Singapore every November, opening up their businesses to new audiences around the region. The black-tie gala dinner on September 15 at Plaza Athenee Bangkok will begin with a twohour international cocktail networking reception, followed by a lavish four-course dinner, and the awards ceremony proper. Previous distinguished guests include Bangkok’s Deputy Governor Jumpol Sumpaopol, and former Deputy Prime Minister Suwat

Liptapanlop, who attended the 2015 and 2016 events, respectively, as keynote speakers. A day before the 2017 gala dinner, the organisers will also gather the country’s senior industry leaders to share insights and reflect on the local property market at the PropertyGuru Thailand Real Estate Summit for a full-day networking conference that will feature regional and global experts. Super early bird tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Thailand Property Awards 2017 are available. For details, email info@ asiapropertyawards.com or call 02 204 9555. More information is available on the official website: AsiaPropertyAwards.com/thailandproperty-awards/.


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Legal & Money L E G A L A DV I C E

Issue 05

16-31 march 2017

By: Magna Carta Law Office

TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) License Where does the application for a TAT License take place? In order to operate a Tourism Business in Thailand, a TAT License must be obtained from the Bureau of Tourism Business and Guide Registration (TBGR), Office of Tourism Development. How do I determine whether I require a TAT License for my business? You will need to apply for a TAT License if your business provides or gives services in connection with tourism activities within and outside the Kingdom as follows: 1. Tour business 2. Tourist accommodation business 3. Restaurants, service places and resorts for tourists 4. Sale of souvenirs or other goods for tourists 5. Sports for tourists 6. Exhibitions, shows, trade fairs, promotional advertisement or any other activities with the aim of encouraging and promoting tourism Who is eligible to apply for a TAT License? Travel and tour guide business is a restricted activity under the Foreign Business Act. A foreigner who is aiming to provide tourism-related goods and services will have to incorporate a Juristic Person or a Thai Limited Company to apply for a TAT License. In order to qualify for a TAT License, a Limited Company must meet the following conditions:

1. The Tourism Business must have an office in Thailand. 2. The Tourism Business must be officially registered under Thai laws having the objective of running a tourism-related business. 3. At least 51 percent of the company shares shall be held by Thai natural persons. 4. The majority of its directors shall be Thai natural persons. 5. The authorized director(s) must possess the following qualifications: v Must be a Thai National v Must not be less than 20 years of age v Must have a residence in the Kingdom of Thailand v Must not be bankrupt v Must not be an incompetent or quasiincompetent person 6. The Tourism Business must not have had a TAT License suspended or revoked. If the license has been revoked, the revocation must not have occurred within the last 5 years. What are the basic information and documents required in support of a TAT License Application? 1. Company documents 2. ID Card and Tabien Baan (House book) of the Director of the company 3. Security Deposit 4. Picture of the company premises 5. Proof of office building ownership How much security deposit is required? After your application has been approved, you are required to provide a security deposit which can be in the form of cash, bank security letter, and government or state enterprise bond, in an amount as stated below: Specific Area 10,000 Baht Domestic 50,000 Baht International (Inbound) 100,000 Baht International (Outbound) 200,000 Baht

Money Corner PEACH holds Money Expo Pattaya for seventh consecutive time

Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) was once again the chosen venue for the seventh Money Expo Pattaya, the Eastern Seaboard's largest financial exhibition of the year. Under the theme "Financial Innovation 4.0", the three-day event was able to generate 16 billion baht worth of transactions. PEACH's large exhibition halls were filled with booths from prominent financial institutions pitching new monetary offerings and financial services and showcasing special investment opportunities to private and corporate clients alike. Exclusive mini concerts from popular Thai artists including Nat Sakdatorn and Keng Tachaya also delighted visitors and were the highlights of the event. “We are delighted to welcome Money Expo Pattaya 2017 back to PEACH for the seventh consecutive year,” said Vitanart Vathanakul, executive director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group. “Through the years, we have constantly done progressive facility improvements which made us a decisive player in the MICE industry. Our extensive experience along with PEACH’s unique location enable us to be a dynamic venue and ideal destination for relevant events as well as group business tourism.”

How long does the TAT License approval process take? The application will take approximately 1 month to process upon full and complete submission of the supporting documents. During the consideration period, the operator is prohibited from commencing business. Anyone who violates this rule may be fined. How long is a TAT License valid? The TAT License is valid for 2 years from the date of issue and it must be renewed within 120 days prior to its expiry date. In the event of the dissolution of the Tourism Business, the license must be returned within 30 days prior to its expiry date.

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The seventh Money Expo Pattaya was officially opened by highprofile personalities namely (from L-R) Pakanee Viriyarangsarit, vice president to the event organizer; Panga Vathanakul, nanaging director of Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH); Pawat Lerdmukda, vice governor of Chonburi; Wisudhi Srisuphan, deputy minister of Finance; Santi Viriyarangsarit, president of Money Expo 2017; Kesara Manchusree, president of the Stock Exchange of Thailand; Sara Lamsam, president and CEO of Muang Thai Life Assurance, and Thanit Viriyarangsarit, vice president to the event organizer.


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Business News BMW Group Thailand unveils new additions to car and motorcycle lineup across all three brands BMW Group Thailand has begun the new year with the best-ever start to the year with 745BMW and MINI car deliveries, achieving an impressive 22 percent growth year-on-year. For BMW Motorrad Thailand, the growth of 22 percent in January compared to the same month last year lifted the total deliveries over three digits for the first time in January to deliver 110 motorcycles, a new record high after its achievement as the third fastest growing market for BMW Motorrad worldwide in 2016. Meanwhile, the BMW Group worldwide achieved the best-ever start to the year with January figures showing increased deliveries in all world regions.

Stefan Teuchert, president, BMW Group Thailand said,“BMW Group is building upon the successes of 2016 with the best-ever sales figure in January 2017 with 163,288 deliveries for the BMW Group – an increase of 6.8 percent from the previous year. In Thailand, we have also started the year superbly with the best-ever record for January. A good start to the year 2017 gives us a clear indication of robust market demand for our products across the ranges.“ “BMW’s growth in Thailand reflects the exceptional level of demand and trust that our vehicles enjoy among Thai consumers. We will continue to build on our success with a continued

commitment to create world-class, premium automotive innovations in the years to come. For the rest of 2017, more than 20 new models will be launched during the year. We are certain that this year will be another remarkable year of success for BMW Group Thailand and worldwide”. A key highlight for BMW this year is the launch of the all-new BMW 5 Series in Thailand. With the BMW Efficient Lightweight design and engineering concept, which calls for the increased use of aluminum and high-strength steel, the all-new BMW 5 Series has shed 100 kilograms of its predecessor’s curb weight and now offers exceptional torsional stiffness to combine with a wonderfully dynamic driving experience and the long-distance comfort for which the BMW 5 Series is renowned. MINI Thailand is set to unveil the all-new MINI Countryman, for the first time in Thailand during the Bangkok International Motor Show 2017, while BMW Motorrad will be presenting the two variants of the BMW R nineT – including the BMW R nineT Racer and BMW R nineT Pure – in March. BMW Financial Services Thailand Björn Antonsson, chief executive officer of BMW Financial Services Thailand commented,

“Strong collaboration between BMW Group Thailand and our BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad dealer network allows us to fully integrate our financial products and processes to successfully support our dealers in their business growth as well as to support our private and corporate customers with an extensive product portfolio.” “We are happy to announce that BMW Financial Services Thailand had another record year in 2016, in which we celebrated our 15th anniversary in Thailand. BMW Financial Services Thailand has grown up to an overall portfolio of 35.9 billion baht in 2016 and we expect to continue this strong growth also in 2017.” “Our target is to take care of

customers and to make ownership of a BMW, MINI or BMW Motorrad as convenient as possible via tailormade products and on-going campaigns in response to the needs of new and existing customers. BMW Financial Services Thailand will continue to launch a variety of programs to support the customer loyalty.” “In order to further deliver benchmark services, BMW Financial Services Thailand has substantially invested in information technology in the past years, supporting processes with close collaboration between our Customer Interaction Centre (CIC) and our dealers, therefore enabling us to support our customers effectively.”

Tata Motors sponsors Ascott’s properties in Thailand wins extension of Bangkok Booking.com Award of Excellence Glass Football Club for 2017 Thai Premier League

Sanjay Mishra, chief executive officer, Tata Motors (Thailand) Limited comments on the recent sponsorship agreement with Bangkok Glass Football Club, “Bangkok Glass FC is a leading and strong football team in Thai Premier League, with its professional management system. Bangkok Glass FC has been a great partner as we worked collaboratively to build upon the game’s success each year. Therefore, we do not hesitate to continuously support this football club. We look forward to continuing our shared mission of making both Tata Motors and Bangkok Glass a strong and established brand in Thailand.”

CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited has won ‘Booking.com Award of Excellence 2016’, with scores from 8 to 8.6. Six winning properties are Ascott Sathorn Bangkok, Citadines Sukhumvit 16 Bangkok, Citadines Sukhumvit 23 Bangkok, Somerset Lake Point Bangkok, Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok and Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha. Booking.com, one of the world’s most recognised online accommodations booking platforms under the umbrella of Priceline Group is giving this annual award

to the properties receiving an average review score of 8.0 or higher based on at least 10 reviews from its customers on Booking.com website. 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 projects under development). All well-appointed properties are nestled in prime business and entertainment districts, designed for discerning expatriates and travellers on business or leisure.


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Business News Proactive approach to safety earns GM Thailand’s Rayong plant Global Safety Award General Motors Thailand’s Rayong plant was recently recognized by GM Global Manufacturing with the Global Safety Award for its outstanding effort to proactively prevent safety incidents. GM’s top-performing plants in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific were honored for their success last year in several important areas: Safety, people, quality, responsiveness, productivity, cost, environment, global manufacturing system, launches, customer care and aftersales, on-time delivery and most valuable player. GM Thailand’s plant received the award in the Safety category for being the facility with the most proactive sentinel event. It took steps to prevent, reduce and eliminate accidents via various safety activities,

including Safe Operation Practice (SOP), Safety Observation Tour (SOT) and the Employee Safety Concern Process (ESCP). Stefan Jacoby, GM executive vice president and president of GM International, presented the award to employees at the Rayong plant.

He said, “GM has always embraced a culture in which safety and quality come first. We are committed to going the extra mile to improve both at all of our facilities. GM Thailand has done a great job enhancing safety and preventing incidents from occurring in the first place. This outstanding effort by our employees is commendable.” Safety measures have been adopted in all areas of the Rayong plant to prevent accidents and support GM’s Safety Values. For example, actual or potential risks generate a Proactive Sentinel Event Report to ensure all employees remain safe. This is part of GM’s focus to “Return People Home Safely. Every Person. Every Site. Every Day.”

Honda plans to introduce its advanced intelligent power train 1.6L i-DTEC turbo engine

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., introduces its advanced intelligent power train 1.6L i-DTEC turbo engine for the first time in Thailand together with 9-speed automatic transmission in the Allnew Honda CR-Vwhich will be launched in Thailand soon. The 1.6L i-DTEC 4-cylinder turbo engine was developed by Honda’s engineering team in Japan under its “Earth Dreams” technology focusing on producing ultimate driving performance, fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness. This follows the development of smaller-size components that result

in a lighter weight engine with high-performance drive and the best fuel consumption rate. The key system features of the 1.6L i-DTEC 4-cylinder turbo engine are a two-stage turbo system which intelligently creates high torque and acceleration to be the most efficient in all driving conditions. The maximum power of 160hp at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 350 Newton-meters at 2,000 rpm is equivalent to a large-size diesel engine with exceptionally high fuel efficiency of 18.9 km/l. Working together with 9-speed automatic transmission provides superior

acceleration and fuel efficiency with Co2 emission rate at only 141 g/ km. The 1.6L i-DTEC turbo engine is another advanced powertrain innovation from Honda that will be introduced in the All-new Honda CR-V, an innovative SUV with the next level of exterior and interior design, advanced equipment and powerful powertrain. Two months after its official launch in the USA, the All-new Honda CR-V received the “Best Compact SUV 2017” award. An All-new Honda CR-V will be officially launched in Thailand soon.

Five Years of Success, Five Months of Sharing

On May 14, 2017, The Okura Prestige Bangkok will celebrate its 5th Anniversary. To mark the auspicious occasion, the luxurious hotel will organise five charitable activities from January to May 2017, each designed to share the hotel’s success with the community. ‘Five Years of Success, Five Months of Sharing’ began in January with ‘The Month of Children’. The hotel committed to build an educational playground and donate money to a rural school in need of support for the educational development and wellbeing of children. February at The Okura Prestige Bangkok was the ’Month of Love’. For every Hearts & Roses Afternoon Tea sold, the hotel has pledged to donate 55 baht per set and the hotel will also double the amount collected for donation and will deliver the funds to a representative of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Foundation. March is ‘The Month of Japan’. For the past two years, The Okura Prestige Bangkok has supported a charity concert organised by the Pray for Japan initiative through the use of the hotel’s Grand Ballroom. In previous years, funds raised have been donated to the Fukushima tsunami relief effort through the embassy of Japan in Thailand. In March 2017, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, the only Japanese brand hotel in Thailand, will once again host a charity concert and will make an additional contribution to Pray for Japan, in order help those impacted by natural disasters in the country. This event will also celebrate 130 years of relations between Thailand and Japan, as well as the 5th Anniversary of The Okura Prestige Bangkok.

In April, The Okura Prestige Bangkok marks Thai New Year and ‘The Month of the Elderly’ with a visit to a care home in Nakorn Pathom under the royal patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The hotel will provide lunch for the home’s residents and donate money to the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Foundation. A highlight of the ‘Five Years of Success, Five Months of Sharing’ project at The Okura Prestige Bangkok will be a 3-week intensive culinary training programme in the kitchen of the hotel’s awardwinning Yamazato restaurant and an educational trip to Hotel Okura Amsterdam. Applicants must be Thai nationals aged 18 to 25 years old. Only five qualified applicants will be selected for training with Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara at Yamazato. At the end of training course, applicants shall prepare their dishes for the invited committee and distinguished guests at the judges’ panel night, following which only one winner will receive a 9-days educational trip to Hotel Okura Amsterdam. The educational trip includes round trip air tickets to Amsterdam, eight nights’ accommodation at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, a luncheon and dinner at Michelin Starred restaurants Yamazato restaurant and Ciel Bleu restaurant, a day trip in Amsterdam, visa, travel insurance, pocket money and a training course with two-star Michelin Chef Onno Kokmeijer. The educational trip is valued at more than 100,000 baht. For full details, contact the Marketing Communications Department at pr@okurabangkok. com or call 02 687 9000.


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

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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.

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Houses for Sale

Single-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 185.5 sq. wah, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. The house has been for sale at 7.5 million baht. However, it has now dropped to 5.5 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. 2-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 211.2 sq. wah, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. Original selling price 9.5 million baht. However, owing to the owner relocating back to the UK and the low GBP Pound against the Thai baht, the price now reduced to 6.5 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557.

Gorgeous Award Winning Luxury Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 21 million baht. 4+2 bedrooms and 5+1 bathrooms and 435 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon one rai (1,600 sq/mts) of beautifully landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1339) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3644) Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/ Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Ya c h t C l u b ! ! S e l l i n g Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 3 9 0 S q m / 2 1 2 T LW. F o 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 (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035)

E-mail: info@pattayatoday.net | Fax: (038) 076063 Great Family Home Near To w n ! S e l l i n g P r i c e 2 0 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/660 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 3 0 0 T LW / 3 0 0 S q m . F o 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. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 T LW / 2 8 9 S q m . F o 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. (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 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440

TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wa t Ya n & B a n g s a r a y 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) Unique and Spacious B e a c h s i d e To w n h o m e s ! 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) Magnificent Country Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004)

Houses for Rent

Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5695)


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Houses for Rent

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 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) 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)

The house has been for sale at 7.5 Million Baht. However, it has now dropped to

Floor Area: 352 square meters Land Area: 185.5 square wah 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Maids room / utility office Private swimming pool Large access roads Located in a very quiet development Undergound Utility Water & 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

16 - 31 March 2017

Condos for Sale

(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) Wo n d e r f u l l y D e s i g n e d Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2

P9/29

Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1667) Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3478) Sanctuary Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2548)


P10/30 16 - 31 March 2017 Condos for Sale

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

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081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2178) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

( p t m c f r- p 1 4 1 6 ) Condo WongAmat Beach Rent. 48sq.m., floor 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

Original Selling Price was 9.5M Baht. However, owing to the owner relocating back to the UK and the low GBP Pound against the Thai Baht,

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) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284) Gorgeous Penthouse Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/ Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational.com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1866)

Apartment for Rent

Floor Area: 352 square meters Land Area: 211.2 square wah 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Maids room / utility office Private swimming pool Large access roads Located in a very quiet development Undergound Utility Water & 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

Beachfront Apartment for Long Term Rent. 4th and 5th floors, 3 bedroom, 220 sq/m, 25 meters to the Beach 40,000 baht/month. Na Jomtien Penninsula. Contact via email for more details info@ driftersbeachcafe.com

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)

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

For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1010) 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 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 081-6342915 or by Email: premier@ loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0978)

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Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 1.95 Million per rai (1 or 2 rai available) For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 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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Honda Jazz i-DSI Silver Metallic 2005 Urgent. With ABS & Airbags Satin Silver, cylinders: 4 cylinders, drive: rwd, fuel: gas, odometer : 189400, paint color: silver, size: compact, title status: clean, transmission: automatic. Interior is very clean with minor wear and tear on some plastic parts. Remote controlled lock/ alarm system (2 remotes for the 2 set of keys). Call 085 632 1545 Ford Ranger Auto 2007. Ford Ranger, automatic, 2007, 4 doors, silver, 143000 km for sale 279,000 baht. Call 0971315638 or 0890980329. (ptmvfs-0716)Ford Fiesta Auto 2015. Only 8,600 km. Price 425,000. Consider PX. PCX 150 and cash. Mobile 086 102 5400 Toyota Fortuner 2008 for Sale. 3.0 litre turbo diesel 4x4 automatic. Midnight blue with tan leather interior, 20-inch alloy wheels, loads of extras, just been serviced. 1 rarang owner from new, taxed and insured, immaculate condition inside and out, and drives without any faults, Chonburi registered, have book and papers for transfer. Real bargain, 590,000 baht. SMS 080 572 5164 (Eng).

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Youth Focus

Teaching from heart to heart As teachers, we are dealing with fragile beings. With increased focus on curriculum development, meeting standards, collecting data and administration, sometimes it’s easy to forget that the best way to teach students is to connect with them as beings. Too often, I've heard teachers talk about how helpless they feel when it comes to reaching out to their students. I believe when students feel their teacher is a caring person, then the classroom becomes a happier place for everyone. This is one of the many reasons why I teach the way I do. For me, teaching is the best job. I enjoy every bit of it. It has its ups and downs but on the whole it's fulfilling when you help youngsters to leave school with decent grades and know they have a future. As a teacher, every day is a new day Unlike most careers, a teaching career provides the opportunity to inspire students, not only academically but personally as well. I enjoy connecting with my students, being part of their doing in the class. I remember a meeting I had with some of my students’ parents last year during a parent-teacher conference: They mentioned that their kids cannot not wait to come

to school and that they liked talking about what happened at school. The parents asked me what do I do different, my simple answer being – I connect with my students, or at least, I try my best to connect with them. How do I connect with them? I enjoy sitting on the mat with them when we read. When they do a colouring activity, I pick up a colour pencil and colour the same picture. Writing poems with them is my favourite. I have recently incorporated peer teaching more, and the students absolutely love it, they love being the “teacher” for a minute or two. This really gets my students involved and it also teaches them that there are many different ways to approach something simple like a maths problem – we all have our own way of doing things.

By Maddy Botha

Offering positive reinforcement, smiling, and listening to their concerns all help to gain students' trust and friendship. As teachers, it's important for us to understand that there is so much more to students than the life they lead in class. I realised that I have to also make technology work for me – seeing the day and age we live in, children of today are practically born with an electronic device in their hand. It sometimes scares me when I find out what kind of movies they have seen and how much time some of them spend in front of the computer. Teaching is one of those professions that keeps you on your toes and young at heart. It allows you to use your brain and continue learning each day, sometimes through a variety of professional development methods. Last but not least of all, I teach from the heart. For me, teaching is touching the lives of my students, making connections that will last a lifetime, and providing them with inspiration that will take them places in their lives. Maddy Botha is a Year 5 teacher at Mooltripakdee International School, Pattaya

Singapore International School of Bangkok launches new SISB campus in Thonburi Singapore International School of Bangkok (SISB) is building a new campus in Thonburi, Bangkok. The new campus, Singapore International School Thonburi (SISB Thonburi) held a foundation stone laying ceremony last month, presided over by Payom Chinnawong, secretary general of Office of Private Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand. SISB Thonburi is the first Singapore International School to be launched in Thonburi. The new campus spans eight-rai with a capacity for up to 750 students ages two to 12 years old (nurserykindergarten to primary level). SISB Thonburi will offer the unique SingaporeUK curriculum in English, Chinese and Thai, and the facilities will include a 25-metre swimming pool, indoor multi-purpose hall, canteen, library, music room, science lab, arts and crafts room and field. Completion is expected by Academic Year 2017 - 2018. “We are excited about the launch of the SISB Thonburi campus, our fifth campus, which marks a new phase for our school’s growth. This opportunity will enable us

to serve the community in the western part of Bangkok, with the unique Singapore curriculum, which integrates English, Chinese and Thai languages as the foundation for teaching and learning” says Kelvin Koh, chief executive officer, SISB Group. “The new SISB Thonburi campus will offer our unique education curriculum and state-of-the-art sports and arts

facilities, where students will be able to pursue their passion in various extra-curricular activities within the campus. Regardless of where we are, our mission is to develop the full potential of all students entrusted to us for their education,” says Koh. In 2013, SISB expanded beyond Bangkok and opened its third campus, SISB Suvarnabhumi in the Samut Prakarn province. In 2016, SISB celebrated its 15th anniversary and opened a new 9.5-rai complex in Pracha Uthit, which was the group’s largest project. The new complex provides state-ofthe-art facilities including a creative arts & media centre, sport complex and boarding school. SISB also launched a new campus in Chiangmai in early 2017, which is the first Singapore International School to be established in Northern Thailand.


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This & That

Anyone for dinner folks?

Preparing for the zombie apocalypse

According to a Michael Jackson website, the world is heading this year for destruction by mindless zombies with one thing on their mind – you! Whilst this may sound disturbingly like the go go dancers of the Walking Street or Boyztown, there are several differences. One is that zombies don’t usually appear in the seminude, which is a bit of a relief, another is that they can’t dance

very well. Still, on second thoughts, rotten dancing can apply to nightclub employees too. However, the main difference is that your wallet won’t save you if you have an argument with the living dead. They don’t take cash or credit cards. The idea of Pattaya’s expats and non immigrant visa holders being gobbled up by zombies may seem improbable, but that’s what they said in the 1930s about landing a man on the moon. So best be prepared. Remember that zombies only have very basic instincts such as going to the shopping mall and having something to eat. They rarely retain the ability to say anything sensible and tend to wander around aimlessly in large groups. So far they sound much like Pattaya’s expats and non immigrant visa holders, so let’s move on to more useful stuff.

Nobody really knows how a zombie plague starts. The most likely explanation is that there is some kind of virus, maybe airborne, which you breathe in whilst you are snoring. Another possible explanation is that there is an exchange of bodily fluids, but we don’t want to get into that subject in a family newspaper. Once infected, you die but don’t stay dead for long and spend the rest of your life looking for human brains to eat. If you are lucky, someone will come along with a crowbar and cleave your head in two. This means you can go back to eternal sleep, or whatever. Two people have been responsible for informing us in detail about zombies. One was George Romero, the film director who started the craze with Night of the Living Dead in 1968 and has been laughing all the way to the bank ever since. Romero lets his zombies do their own thing – some are limping, others are shuffling and most keep their mouths open. In Land of the Dead in 2005 one actually carries a meat cleaver but, to be fair, he was

a butcher in real life. Movie critics have read a lot of symbolism into Romero’s zombies, such as they reflect a society obsessed with consumerism or indicate class conflict between the haves and the have-nots. But this is a pile of tosh. Zombies are killers – that’s it! Remember too that they are becoming more sophisticated. In 1968 they could not say a single word or walk properly but, by 2005, they could mumble to each other and figure out how to smash a fence. That’s progress. The other guy who told us lots about zombies was Michael Jackson who, in 1983, released the most popular video ever, “Thriller”, in which he physically transforms into a zombie and begins a choreographed dance with the pale undead. Actually the video confirmed what many people had long thought – there was something odd about Jackson – but we must not speak ill of the dead. Or the undead. Unfortunately, “Thriller” did not give us any clues about how to survive a zombie attack, which makes it all the

more surprising that Jackson made a lot of money from it. So what can you do if the zombies strike? Always remember that their head is the vulnerable part. Apart from a crowbar, a baseball bat will do nicely as revealed in the helpful movie Shaun of the Dead in 2004. You could also consider obtaining a gun but remember that you need a difficult-to-obtain firearms permit and could be prosecuted by the Pattaya police before the undead actually start advancing into your neighbourhood. Don’t waste your time with karate chops or obscure Korean martial arts – absolutely pointless against zombies. The next thing to do is to form a group. You need to be

with other normal people like yourself as pockets of survivors are likely to emerge. Looking back on movie history again, possible venues could include an underground cave with a heavy portcullis, the top floor of a condo with the lift disabled, or a supermarket with steel shutters for security rather than glass doors. If you want to venture outside you need to have on hand a working tank with diesel which can operate on multiple terrain. How you would obtain a tank is hard to say, but they are always used in military coups in Thailand so that’s a clue in the right direction for you to work on. In other words, use your brains. Whilst you still have them.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

by Professor Blunt

and

by Madam Zyra

“How To Flirt With My Husband?” – 7 Easy Ways  Aquarius (Jan 23-Feb22) You Leo (Jul23-Aug22) The heavenly are desperately lonely but you  twins are at loggerheads again are chasing someone who despises and you must be careful on Thursday or To Have Him Drooling Over You In No Time! There’s no rule which says flirting has to stop once you’re married. You’ll get lots of laughs, give each other a lift, and confirm your undying love for each other. People witnessing your shenanigans will have no doubt about your happy marriage.

Every now and then, throw him an entirely unexpected compliment or two to boost his mood and see if you can’t get a “rise” out of him. 5. A Light Touch Whenever you get up from the couch to go to the kitchen, give him a feather light touch across his chest. While he’s walking by you in the hallway, grab him and give him a quick peck on the lips. While you’re watching TV, take his hand and give it a gentle squeeze (or while you are both reading on the bed). Eating dinner at a restaurant is also a perfect place to entice him with lots of gentle caresses. 6. Let Him Know He’s On Your Mind

Try on some (or even all) of these seven tips to add a bit of flirtatious tomfoolery to your daily routine. 1. Spend Precious Moments Together At Every Opportunity While the kids are outside playing, pull him aside and give him a passionate kiss. While you’re watching a movie and he gets up for a refill, follow him to the kitchen for a playful cuddle. When you’re enjoying a walk with friends, quickly sneak in a smooch while no one is looking. You could add in your best sultry look and see how much he enjoys it! 2. Let Him Choose Women sometimes like to take charge and make the decisions but every once in a while show your appreciation and let your man make some of the decisions. Put a selection of bras and panties on the bed and ask his opinion on what you should be wearing for the day. He’ll probably be thinking about how you look in the choices he made all day long. 3. Get Him Off Guard You may not have many surprises left after you’ve been married for a while, but it’s still possible to throw in a surprise every now and then with a saucy display when he least expects it. Where you can get away with it try showing up at his workplace in your favorite lingerie and treat him to a sexy display. A less risky option is to just send him a sexy text message or email (be sure to include pictures).

At random moments while you’re at work, send your man a few quick and dirty texts throughout the day. Try slipping a post it note into his lunch box with a loving message inscribed upon it. It sounds a little immature but it can go a long way to making your life together a lot more enjoyable and reinforce those marriage bonds. While he’s being reminded of you throughout the day, he will start to really look forward to seeing you when he gets home. 7. Body Language Of The Most Flirtatious Kind

4. Pay Him A Compliment

He already has a good idea that you think he’s a goodlooking sort, but have you told him so lately how nice his arms are, or how much you enjoy the way he smooches.

you for what you are – a mean and somewhat smelly individual. Bear in mind that you can’t buy love, except on the Walking Street of course. Be on your guard against an emotional email on Saturday which asks you to help your stranded grandmother in Canada to get back to Manchester. As you should know, she died thirty years ago. Pisces (Feb 23-Mar22) On Wednesday you will likely be given the opportunity to get involved in something that you have always wanted to do. This would be very dangerous indeed, especially now that the Milky Way has lost some of its colour, and we strongly suggest you take a cold shower when you receive a tempting phone call or whatever. If you reject our advice, then have a good lawyer handy. Aries (Mar23-Apr22) You need to consider some solid ideas to put your personal finances on a sound footing. These could include stopping going everywhere by limousine taxi and having afternoon tea in five-star hotels. Now that Orion is in alignment with Mars, you have the opportunity to take some sensible courses of action to protect your cash. Try to avoid leaving your passport and bankbook in night clubs. Taurus (Apr23-May22) You are far too docile and need to start showing your feelings in situations which should make you angry. Thus if somebody vomits on you whilst riding on a baht bus, then think of something more forceful than offering him your handkerchief. By all means open up to people with whom you feel comfortable sharing feelings, but avoid known criminals and bag-snatching transvestites. Gemini (May 23-Jun22) It is completely pointless worrying about internet banking when you do not own a computer or understand anything about them. Your trouble is that you are a throwback to an earlier age, even before the invention of electricity. It’s not really your fault as you come from a family of morons. Your ancestors tried to book a passage on the Titanic even after it had sunk. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22) You have to face up to the fact that your lover is betraying your trust. All those used condoms, I’m afraid, are a dead giveaway. Be ready for the emotional blackmail which will follow your exposure of the adultery. Explain that you can make your own meals, thank you very much, and you don’t need a partner to explain how to use the remote control on the TV. Don’t be palmed off with nonsense.

A smile is the most central act to successful flirting with your husband or wife. He or she will be reassured that you enjoy his or her company and that will make them feel good. Coy smiles to flirtatiously obvious winks will let them know in no uncertain terms how you feel about them. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

Friday talking to strangers who may not have your best interests at heart. Thus if a stranger shakes your hand, do check immediately that your jewelry is intact. If someone tries to brush the mustard off your trousers in the street, immediately assume that person has done the squirting to try and rob you in the confusion. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) Make your surroundings as comfortable as possible but do not spend money needlessly as is your custom. For example, there is no point in buying furniture for the upstairs bedroom when you live in a bungalow. You may feel inclined to join a club or society to boost your social life, but avoid chess clubs if you can’t play the game as they tend to be unfriendly people. Sex is a possibility on Sunday but not if you remain in bed all day. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) Your big day is Tuesday when you will be invited to big the opening speech at an important meeting. However, don’t spend too long on preparing it as the chances of cancellation are quite high. Attempts to bargain with somebody on Friday will backfire on you. For example, if you are the victim of a hold-up or robbery, it is futile to argue you have starving children at home craving a dry crust of bread. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22) Your obsession with sex is becoming an embarrassment to yourself and everybody else. You do not seem to realize the difference between eroticism (which involves using a feather) with pornography (which involves the whole chicken). You just do not seem to care whom you approach for anonymous sexual encounters. The attendance at expat clubs has slumped since you joined. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) Travel plans are likely to backfire at the weekend, especially if your car is stolen. Be very careful on Monday if someone tries to back you into a corner, the more so if you are wearing expensive jewelry. The alignment of Venus suggests that your loved one is entering a period of bad health and you may want to consider contacting underwriters and undertakers before the reality becomes too obvious. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan22) You really are a thick person and it’s amazing you have survived this far. You don’t even know that Find the Lady is a gambling game with cards – absolutely illegal in Thailand – rather than a long drawn-out game of hide and seek. You really do bore the pants off everybody.  It’s rumored that some bar closures in your area are a direct consequence of your calling in for a coffee.


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Local Sports

Mike Johns makes it Mick and Kei Sparkle at Crystal Bay two in a row! by Derek Brook

by Peter Grey

Pattavia CC With only the one bus to take the trek, it was loaded and left the Growling Swan a little earlier than the scheduled 8:30 am departure time and all golfers were keen as mustard to tackle this great course. We were playing today from the white tees. This has been the preferred option for our golfers. The weather was as good as one could hope for at this time of the year with overcast skies keeping the temperatures cool and sun cream savings were happily made. Pattavia is a great course and with the pricing that is being offered it is becoming quite popular. As it turned out we were ushered to the 10th tee to start the ball rolling! The condition of the course was up to a very good standard and as usual the greens were true but quite tricky! Three putts were not uncommon and was probably the main denominator of the mostly over par scores. Mike Johns continued on with his fine form returning with 42 points. It is amazing what a quick swim in one of

Don Richardson with winner Mike Johns. the many ponds on our fine courses has done to his golfing prowess. Coming in second was Denis Steele a consistent golfer with us, with John Claude, continuing on his fine form, filling the third spot on the podium. Results: 1st - Mike Johns (16) 42 points 2nd - Denis Stele (12) 36 points 3rd - J.C. Lhoste (27) 33 points Near the Pin: 4th - Brad Todd 7th - Denis Steele 13th - D-For 17th - Jc Lhoste

Long First Putt: 9th - JC Lhoste 18th - Alan Sanders Back at the Swan, we welcomed back Brad Todd along with Roy and Kae Dayton, and unfortunately we bid bon voyage to Don Richardson. 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.

A new record for the Growling Swan

by Peter Grey

Crystal Bay It was just under 20 golfers that chose to take that journey to Crystal Bay, one of the many favorite courses for The Growling Swan golfers. The weather conditions were on our side, although quite warm, cloud cover and a slight breeze made the day rather pleasant. The course was in good nick with the greens playing true. We played C and A nines in that order (A nine was used for the count-backs), playing from the yellow tees reflected in the scores that were registered. It turned out to be The Mike Johns Show. Mike returned with a very tidy 49 points. Coming in second via the countback was Alex Field, just edging out Geoff Bracegirdle (finishing third). Last possy on the podium went to Andrew Allen. Results: 1st - Mike Johns (16) 49 points 2nd - Alex Field (16) 40 points 3rd - Geoff Bracegirdle (15) 40 points 4th - Andrew Allen (29) 37 points On a Good note Mike Johns gave up his Long Putt as Tony Fay failed to mark his putt that was a lot further away. A fine sporting gesture Mike, well done! NTP’s C4 - Mike Johns. C7- AlMarumoto B4 - Martin Todd

Andrew Allen with winner Mike Johns. B6 - Don Richardson Long Putt: C9 - Mike Johns/Tony Fay. B9 - Shane Young Back at the Swan, as usual the beers were cold and served at a great rate of knots! We welcomed back Geoff Bracegirdle, Niall Stuart, Tony Fay, Al Marumoto, and welcomed back from injury Geri Crilly. We said farewell to Shane Young travelling back to Aussie. Have a safe trip mate and we will catch up again soon. D-For was delighted to receive many donations and the players and patrons are thanked for their continued generosity. For serious golfing with 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. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503086.

Crystal Bay – St March is here. A new month, a new quest for Golfer of the Month, and Crystal Bay is a fitting venue to start things off. Just like golfers warm up with easier clubs, Crystal Bay is a bit more forgiving than most, and good for the ego, not to mention fewer lost balls. Slow season? Twenty seven tropical golfers met at BJ's Lodge for the food and golf. Under sunny skies we headed out. Once at CB we were assigned the B and C courses. The course was a bit full with other groups visiting this day, but things spread themselves out nicely and most groups got around without much delay. The course was in overall good condition with fairways cut not too short and greens tricky. If one forced a complaint, some greens were fast and then the next one might be like putting on fly paper, but hey, we quibble. Scores at CB are usually on the high Stableford side, and

today was sure no exception! A-Flight (0-20): “Most Excellent Golfer” Kei Kasami (c/h 6) took full advantage and earned 40 points off his enviable handicap. That means he shot 74! Green anyone? Next Tom Herrington (16) showed he is still around with 38 points, followed by Andre Van Dyk (15) with 36 and John Davis (13) with 35 points. Good scores all around. B-Flight (21+): Golfers get on a roll, in-the-zone, or whatever, but Mick Coghlan

(23) continued his amazing streak with a stellar 44 points! Can you believe last week he did even better? We bow down to thee, Mick. Don Carmody (30) had a usually winning 41 points, then came Nigel Perry (25) with 38, and Mike O'Brien (23) with 34. Well played everyone! Near Pins: Doug Maiko, John Davis, Kei Kasami, Andre Van Dyk, Sina Long putts: Paul Weatherley Best Nines (non-winner): Brian Parish, Jadwiga

Dave Maw & Dave Fletcher in the winning circle by L.Lane

Greenwood Two buses and two cars headed out for the long journey to the fabulous Greenwood G.C. The trip out is down to an hour with most of the roadwork complete. Can’t say the same about the return trip! We saddled up to the very good price of 1,350 baht (green fees, cart and caddie). Not too bad at all. The course, as always was in excellent condition, nice and green, plenty of run, and the greens played true as they normally do. We played A & B courses from the white tees. With more than 20 golfers, we played two flights: A flight being 0 to 16 and B flight 17 to 36. A grade needed the count-back system to separate first and second; Dave Maw took the honors with his 37 points from Martin Tood. Filling third spot was Martin Kempton two shoots behind. B flight saw a battle weary Dave Fletcher greet the judges first--a fantastic effort considering the condition that he arrived in! Second place went to Lindsay Slender with Roy Dayton taking third. Results: A grade (0 –16) 1st – Dave Maw (11) 37 points 2nd – Martin Todd (10) 37 points 3rd – Martin Kempton (14) 35 points B grade (17 +) 1st – Dave Fletcher (27) 36 points 2nd – Lindsay Slender (25) 34 points 3rd – Roy Dayton (21) 33 points NTP’s A2 – Denis Steele

Alan Sanders and winner JC Lhoste

A flight winner Dave Maw A7 – Brad Todd B2– Sal Brizzi B5– Dave Maw Longest First Putt A9 – JC Lhoste B9 – Dave Maw We welcomed back the Judge Eric Black, Martin Kempton, Dave Fletcher, Sal Brizzi, Bill Steinmann, Lindsey Slender and Al Marumoto. Only the one farewell, Andrew and Lah Allen have opted for “A sea change”; they are moving down the coast! We wish them good luck and look forward to seeing them from time to time. I am sure that Andrew will be back for a game or two. D-for, the charity dog, was let loose to raise funds to boost his collections for the needy of Pattaya.


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Local Sports Dave and Mick once again winners

Bunker Boys golf by Frank Quinlan

by Derek Brook

Pleasant Valley – Stableford Hello all. Things are going well at Tropical golf as we March along (get it?) into the hot and slow season. However, the Tropical golfers are up to the task as 24 golfers signed up to tackle Pleasant Valley. There are still some tolerable weather days to be had, and though at times rather warm, clouds and wind made this day one of them. Nothing to do but enjoy it. The trials and tribulations at PV are many and start even before you tee off. Organizers have to decide between white tees--that make the course too short to be enjoyable for many-or blue tees--that make some forced carries difficult for others. Deciding on the blue markers, we headed around only to discover many of these were moved quite far back. Nothing to do but adapt your game accordingly, as complaining doesn't solve any issues. This is called “course management,” folks, and a few people gave a clinic on how to do it. A-flight (0-20): Dave Cooper (hcp 19) showed that even with his handicap falling fast he is still on the path to golf greatness. Now playing in A-flight, Dave still took a commanding win with the highest score--42

Pleasant Valley Winners Dave Cooper (L) and Mick Coghlan (R) points. This guy is good! A few strokes behind Dave was big Steve Truelove (10) with 38 points off his impressive handicap, followed by Deryl Neufeld (15) with a fine 37 points. Good golfing all. B-flight (21+): Mick Coghlan (21) once again grabbed the headlines and the camera shots with another fine performance, this time with an excellent 39 points. We wonder if the camera is broken since it always has photos of Mick in it lately. Next came Derek Brook (24) enjoying his day off from organizing by earning 36 points. It helps to be relaxed, right? Derek beat Tom Cotton (25) on count-back. Near Pins: Gordon Clegg (2), Dave Cooper, Steve Truelove Best Nines (non-winner): Barry Elphick, Takeshi Hakozaki

An Ace for Birch!

Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees A hole-in-one for buddy Fred Birch was the talk of the town as the vans pulled in from today’s comp. It was on the 13th and about 148 yards with a handy seven-iron that flew the ball on the righteous path to glory. This was Freddy’s second ace and hopefully not the last. The boys were tearin’ it up out there today and if you didn’t have at least 40 on the card, then no handsome man vouchers for you on this trip. Freddy added to his ace with 17 more good holes, as did his pal Peter Thomas, and they shared third place with 40 points. A tie at 43 (yikes!) saw visiting Kevin Peggs and local lad Gary Emmett (both off 17) share the bounty of the comp. That’s a great score guys! Doctor Dan Dietz hit a lovely tee shot on the 157 yard 16th to win the Caddy Smile near pin and for once I was happy to buy the good doctor a drink for draining that 10 foot birdie putt. Results: T - 1st –Gary Emmett (17) 43 points T - 1st – Kevin Peggs (17) 43 points T - 3rd - Peter Thomas (19) 40 points T - 3rd - Fred Birch (19) 40 points

Dr. Dan, Peter, Gary and Fred Birch Khao Kheow A&B – Stableford – Yellow Tees Boy was it windy out there! It sure is nice to get that cooling effect from steady and strong breezes but it wreaks havoc for the golf game. Only two blokes shot to their handicap today, and that was just the excuse the rest of the field needed. Khao Kheow was in great shape and in fact those high winds finally did die down after we started the back nine. Former medal winner Brett Chan is back in town for an R&R session and

by Steve Ellison

his 34 got him on the podium for third place.

A tie at 36 saw 11 handicappers Mark Wood and Dan Dietz in a dead heat to share the win here today. I suppose that under the circumstances, that was as good as one could expect, so well played to the both of you. Shot of the day must belong to Steve Sweeney as he stood on the tee box of one of the most intimidating holes in Pattaya, the B-8 island green that designer Pete Dye is so famous for. Stevie knocked it to 14 feet to lay claim on the Caddy Smile near pin, so well done sir! Results: T - 1st –Dr. Daniel Dietz (11) 36 points T - 1st –Mark Wood (11) 36 points 3rd – Brett Chan (20) 34 points Pattana – Stableford – Yellow Tees The links at Pattana were turned out beautifully for us today and the 6,320 yard B & C nines were our assignment at this lovely golf course. Pattana has evolved to the level of being one of the better courses in the Pattaya area. The clubhouse has always been a showcase for how it should be done (if you have that kind of money to spend!) and now the greenskeeping crews are also top notch. Some great weather also added to the enjoyment of the day. Good shooting saw Bill Sheply hit that 40 point mark and in a class of his own. Tied for second was “the other” Robbie Taylor and Ishi with Garry Bright for 4th just a shot back. Ishi also took the Caddy Smile near pin and unfortunately made that birdie for a drink on the house! I think I will stick that in McHugh’s bin. Results: 1st – Bill Sheply (6) 40 points T - 2nd– Robbie Taylor (14) 38 points T - 2nd– Masao “Ishi” Ishikawa (17) 38 points 4th – Garry Bright (13) 37 points Parichat Links – 1-Man Scramble – White Tees The One-Man Scramble turned out to be a One-Man contest as a full 9 strokes separated

Mountain Shadow (blue tees) Wi t h t h e c o u r s e o n o u r s c h e d u l e disappointing us on a previous visit last week, the Bunker Boys decided a change of venue was in order and what a masterstroke it turned out to be. Mountain Shadow was the alternate venue where the first group walked straight onto the first tee, completed the round within three and a half hours and were back in Pattaya by 4 pm. This is how golf should be, a good course, good caddies, and no holdups. Despite the lack of recent rain, the course is holding up remarkably well and presents a good test of golf. A strong breeze blowing up the first fairway to the clubhouse added to the challenge. Near pins were shared among four players, with the usual suspects names appearing on the near-pin flags. In first place, despite the putting yips, was Michael Brett on 37 points, the only player to beat his handicap. It looks like low season golf is upon us so we can look forward to faster rounds with fewer hassles, and lower green fees with even the possibility to play some of the courses not on our playing roster during high season. Results: 1st - Mike Brett (16) 37 points 2nd - Les Hall (24) 36 points 3rd - Geoff Parker (13) 34 points Near pins: Peter Habgood, Mike Brett, Mark Stanley, P J Redmond Greenwood (white tees) A baker’s dozen turned out for the first medal round of the month at Greenwood A & B courses. Play was pedestrian at best with the C course closed and everybody shoehorned into the A & B layouts. Temperatures were high and energy-sapping with many players displaying signs of fatigue post round. The sartorially splendid Raleigh Gosney was in the lead for most of the round only to be pipped at the post at the end by Neil Carter. Raleigh’s name appeared on most of the near-pin flags but only secured one; his reason for playing so well is that he needs the cash to refresh his wardrobe with a new supply of body hugging Hawaiian floral shirts. It is possible that our numbers may dwindle even more in the coming weeks with a few more of our members visiting foreign parts. Any locals looking for a hassle-free round of golf should contact Neil at the M Club, where no prior booking is required, simply turn up and play; transport to and from venues is organised at the club.

Results: 1st - Neil Carter (14) 71 net 2nd - Raleigh Gosney (17) 72 3rd - Geoff Parker (13) 73 oco Near pins: Neil Carter, Raleigh Gosney, Geoff Parker, Gerry Cooney Crystal Bay (white tees) One flight turned up for the last game of the week at a course that normally plays easy and high numbers are required to figure in the prizes. This was the case on the front nine but the back nine was a different story. Greens were significantly quicker than the front nine which caught a number of players unawares, and the wind started to blow strongly, adding to the difficulty. Normally, winning scores here are in the area of 40 points; not today. Geoff returned a steady 35 points to take first place on count-back with 18 points on the back nine to Frank’s 15 points, whilst the increasingly consistent Raleigh took third on 34 points. Surely we will soon see him in a new range of Hawaiian shirts. The course was full with two societies playing, so the scourge of golf everywhere (slow play) was the order of the day. At this stage, it’s hard to see how the proposed changes to the rules of golf will have any significant affect on the amateur game, and the problem will only be fixed by better scheduling and more intervention from course marshals. Even in Pattaya where most people are not pushed for time, any game of golf over four hours is unacceptable. Results: 1st - Geoff Parker (13) 35 oco 2nd - Frank Quinlan (32) 35 3rd - Raleigh Gosney (17) 34 oco Near pins: Neil Carter, Frank Quinlan, Geoff Williams.

the winner from second place. Parichat Links was again chosen to host this quarterly contest as a Mulligan per hole was given for all holes in this interesting format. The basic rule is that you get one free shot per hole and you can use it on your drive, approach or putting and once selected, the ball is then in play and no turning back. Obviously, scoring should be very good with this allowance but most of the field failed to Dr. Dan, Peter, Gary and Fred Birch capitalize on the assistance. Tied for second, our returning Results: Hawaiian pal Al Marumo to equalled local Peter 1st – Rob Taylor (10) net 60 Thomas at 69 net. Others fared even worse so we T - 2nd–Peter Thomas (17) net 69 shall not go into all the gory details. T - 2nd–Al Marumoto (12) net 69 Man of the Match was Englishman Rob Thanks again to all who joined us, and keep Taylor (not to be confused with Aussie Robbie it in the fairway! Taylor!) Rob must have used his “strategery” to The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in close out the field as his net 60 actually tied the Pattaya” and located in the Heart of Pattaya on winning score the last time we did a One-Man Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all PGA, EPL, Scramble in a Stableford format. Be that as it may UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our (where have I heard that line before?) it was a fun kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with day of golf and gave us all an opportunity to play our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Friday, that shot again that we all wished for. Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 This was to be the last round for the dandy or see website www.golfclubpattaya.com and Dr. Dan Dietz as he returns home to the States for more information mail pattaya4golf@gmail. until next time, so good to see you again and com and see updates at www.facebook.com/ have a bitchin’ summer man! Don’t ever change! golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome.


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You & Your Pets

Knock it off…or over To say that cats are mischievous is an understatement. Anything that moves or dangles is potential prey. Anything unrecognizable is a potential enemy. Any sudden sound a potential threat. When they’re not sleeping, these natural predators are attacking or lying-in-wait or fleeing. Such behavior is understandable. But why do cats seem to enjoy knocking things off of counters, tables, shelves and vanities? The habit may have been cute when they were kittens, but it ceases to be amusing when glasses shatter and porcelain statues break and expensive cologne bottles smash onto the tile floor. The reasons for such destructive behavior are not clear, but one theory is that it relates to the curiosity in cats. Their paw pads are very sensitive, so when they pat, swat, and knock something down, it helps them better explore things around them. It’s their way of testing

objects, and the movement, sound, and touch or feel of the object gives them some idea of what it is, and helps them understand whether or not the item is safe. Equally likely is that your cat is seeking attention… and they can be quite creative when they’re feeling neglected. Think back to your reaction when you were using your computer, watching TV, or reading a book and suddenly you heard something crash onto the floor. Bet that got your attention! If your cat’s not demanding that you feed him or play with him, then it probably just wants to be noticed. Acknowledged. Even being scolded is better than being ignored. They learn early how to get your attention. Your reaction plays a key role in their behaviors. Knocking over objects provides a sure-fire method for cats to get a reaction out of people. So as hard as it may be, the best thing to do is to ignore the behavior (and put away anything breakable). A final possibility: Your cat may knock things over simply because it’s fun. When she moves something with her paw it combines the best aspects of stalking and preychase with the movement and tactile feel of the patted object, and the ultimate rush of the item falling over or down and crashing! What a thrill for the little angel. You can try to divert her attention by providing plenty of toys, rotating them so she doesn’t get bored. And you can schedule playtime with her daily. That might keep her from searching for attention…and getting into trouble.

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

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

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.

Stop the Bleeding If your dog or cat returns home bleeding, immediately apply direct pressure using gauze over the wound. If blood soaks through, apply more gauze (do not remove soaked gauze) until you can reach a veterinary hospital. Bleeding might be caused by any number of factors ranging from traffic accidents to animal bites. If it’s the latter, you must take your pet to a vet—even if the wound is minor. You want to prevent any wound from becoming infected, and your vet can check to ensure there are no internal injuries. If you witness a fight between two animals, never attempt to break it up because you could be bitten.

Mr. Tibbs

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 Walt Disney was afraid of mice!

NOTES: 1-The above is meant in jest. 2-Do NOT follow the instructions. 3-The item was not written or submitted by The Dog. (Really!)

Donkeys kill more people every year than plane crashes or shark attacks.

As social beings, cats like it when you're around. When left alone, they might get noisy or spray your house. So when you plan to go out, ignore them for about 15 minutes before you leave and after you get back. During your absence, put out some of their favorite toys; on your return, put the toys away. Play with your cats regularly so that they burn extra energy and, hopefully, they’ll rest when they’re alone.


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