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What happens after death?

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ccording to a survey conducted amongst expats in Thailand last year, ignorance and concerns about the procedures if someone close dies here loom large in the worries people have. The British foreign office last month issued an advisory circular advising next-of-kin on handling crime-related deaths in Thailand such as murder, manslaughter or suspicious circumstances. However, much of the circular also applies to non-criminal deaths.

There are no official statistics produced by the Thai government on farang deaths. Occasionally, embassies in Bangkok do shed some light and it appears, for example, that around 100 Australians die in Thailand annually and about 250 British nationals. The usual assumption is that approximately 1,000 nonThais of all nationalities die in the Kingdom every year. It may be that a growing percentage of this number is Chinese.

The overwhelming majority of the deaths are from natural causes and accidents. Because the average age of long-term expats appears to be rising, health problems present a growing challenge. It is very difficult for retirees in their 70s to obtain good-quality medical insurance at a price they can afford. As regards younger men and women, usually tourists, motorbike crashes and accidental drownings loom large. Only about five percent of all deaths of foreigners are

thought to be crime-related or suicides. Most people die at home or in a hospital or in a public place. A phone call to the police is virtually automatic and it is at police discretion whether to insist on an autopsy. All suspicious deaths will incur an autopsy usually conducted at the Police Hospital in Bangkok. If, however, a patient dies in a hospital which has a record of treatment and medicines, say Continued on page 4


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News Walkathon for the King Checkpoint nabs

armed woman

Poplap Potongklam, 53, from Phrae Province in North of Thailand, was spotted walking with his son and daughter and a photo of the late King Bhumibol. Poplap said he had started walking in Huaypong, Rayong, passed through Sattahip, and arrived in Pattaya after two days. They planned to continue their walk all the way to Bangkok in appreciation of the King’s granting Poplap a pardon on his 8-year prison sentence.

Motorcycle crashes into truck

A police checkpoint at Soi 17 South Pattaya found a Thai woman carrying gun. The 36-year-old woman, Suay Pengprakol, was a passenger in the car of a male driver, who insulted the police officers. When the couple was asked to get out of the car, the police found the gun in a box. The woman said that she has a license, but police said the documents were not complete. She was held for questioning.

Another Chinese tourist robbed A farang on a motorcycle crashed into the back of a pick-up truck on Beach Road, injuring the bike driver and a Thai lady passenger. Chanapol Chinasod, owner and driver of pick-up truck, said he heard something bump his truck so he stopped and found the couple unconscious on the road.

Another necklace snatched Chinese tourist Xu Jinqiang was robbed of a gold necklace snatched from his neck in North Pattaya. The man and his girlfriend were walking to a convenience store when a passing motorcyclist snatched the 120,000 baht piece of jewelry. However, to his surprise, Qiang found half of his necklace still behind his neck. Police investigators said that the suspect’s description matches that of another suspect reportedly snatching necklaces from Chinese tourists in the same area.

Udomsak Putti, 33, was buying durian with his daughter on Soi Buokhao when a man on a motorcycle snatched his three-baht gold necklace worth 60,000 baht. No police officers responded to Udomsak’s report, he said.

Sunshine Group presents scholarships

Sunshine Hotels and Resor ts Group President Sunt Supornsahasrungsi and Vice President Wuntanee Supornsahasrungsri presented scholarships valued at 230,000 baht to 106 children of staff members at an annual scholarship ceremony.

YWCA plans Pattaya Beach Walk-Run

YWCA Chairwoman Praichit Jetapai led the meeting of YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya to discuss plans for the 2017 Pattaya Beach Walkrun for Women and Children. The June 17 event will begin at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. After reaching Amari Pattaya, participants will return to the starting point. Four categories, two for 1.5, 3 and 6 kilometers. Proceeds will go to 10 YWCA projects.

Amazing Pattaya Seafood Festival

Teen gang stabs motorbike taxi driver

Anupab Poonsuk, a motorbike taxi driver, was stabbed in his home by a group of teenagers. According to witnesses, Anupab asked a teenager to refrain from urinating near his house. The boy was upset by the request and called his friends to attack the 53-year-old man in his home. Police are checking CCTV footage.

The third annual Amazing Pattaya Seafood Festival was opened by Chonburi Governor Phakkarathorn Thienchai and Banglamung District Chief Narit Niramaiwong. More than 200 booths from seafood restaurants and hotels in Pattaya and from Eastern Seaboard joined the event organized by the Chonburi Provinicial Administrative Organisation, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Pattaya Tourism Business Operators Association and Pattaya City Administration.


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News Police raise funds

The Thai National Police’s fund-raising concert at Nongnooch Tropical Garden raised funds for police officers and families in need in three provinces in South of Thailand. Pattaya Police Chief Pol. Col. Apichai Kroppech donated 20,000 baht.

Panwa Boonnak crowned Thailand Optimist National Champion Thailand’s premier youth sailing event, the Thailand Optimist National Championships, came to a close after three days of racing and conditions-wise, a bit of everything – storm, thunder, lightening, rain and fickle, shifty breeze. A 76-strong fleet lined up for this the forty-second edition of the championships with sailors from Thailand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica and India competing. The best two results from three races on Day 1 determined Fleets A and B, and at the end of the first day it was Thai duo Panwa Boonnak and Jedtavee Yongyuennan who were battling it out against Costa Rican youngster, Mic Mohr, and Duncan Gregor (HKG) for the top places. Panw a Boonnak and Jedtavee Yongyuennan came into the Nationals confident of a good performance following their first and second overall at the 2017 Hua Hin Regatta just

one week before, and both got off to a good start. Following the second day of racing a 5,1,1 scoreline saw Panwa Boonnak holding a one point lead over Jedtavee Yongyuennan with Duncan Gregor – a second place finisher last year – still in striking distance just four points back. It’s the first time the event has attracted sailors from Costa Rica and the three young relatives have been enjoying the challenging conditions. Following a third place at Hua Hin Regatta one week prior, Mic Mohr was looking to improve on that at the Nationals and, having competed in more than 100 regattas already in his young sailing career, Mic has big plans. “In the future I want to be the World Champion. In the Optimist first and then later, Laser.” In Fleet B, after two days of racing the top four places

were dominated by Thai sailors – Thippawan Khumpinit, Tanakorn Bunekarat, Vimutti Klinsukontac and Christopher Marsh respectively. Going into the final day the weather forecast was predicting an early afternoon squall, and right on cue it arrived, sending the fleet back to shore to wait out the worst of it. After a brief rest, sailors were back on-the-water and eager to get going, however, with time and weather conditions against them, just two races for Fleet A completed and one for Fleet B. In Fleet A, it was looking like the result would be decided in the jury room after Jedtavee Yongyuennan lodged a protest to have Race 8 (the final race) removed from the series. After some deliberation by the jury, the protest was thrown out and the race result stood, and with that a new Thailand National Optimist Champion was crowned – Panwa Boonnak. Jedtavee Yongyuennan was

gracious in defeat and was again the bridesmaid while Mic Mohr finished third and Duncan Gregor fourth. In Fleet B, Thippawan Khumpinit held off a spirited challenge from Tanakorn Bunekarat and Vimutti Klinsukontachat who finished second and third respectively. Launched in 1976 as the Optimist Thailand Championship Cup, more than 40 years later the Thailand Optimist National Championships is as competitive as ever, regularly attracting top young sailors from Thailand and around the world. Incorporated in the Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina, it is supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, Pattaya City, Royal Varuna Yacht Club and the Royal Thai Navy.


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News Continued from page 1

What happens after death? for heart trouble, then the police will likely not insist on an autopsy. Next-of-kin will not be able to move the body from any hospital without obtaining from the appropriate embassy a letter of release which permits the undertaker to prepare the corpse for hygienic disposal (cremation) in Thailand, or transfer back to the home country in an embalmed state, if that is what the next-of-kin or executor requires. However, it should be noted that there are many expenses - hospital and autopsy fees, funeral home fees, embassy charges, etc. - which the nearest and dearest will have to pay. The total bill can be higher than expected. It is often forgotten that cold storage of a corpse, which can last for weeks in difficult cases, can be subject to a mortuary charge of 600 baht a day. Burials in Thailand are rare and more expensive than back in Europe or the United States. Cremations at a Thai temple can cost anything from 25,000 baht to 100,000 baht depending on what specific services are ordered. Cremations in city centre temples are more expensive than in rural areas. In cases where a foreigner dies and there is absolutely nobody to take care of the costs, the Thai state will likely host a pauper’s cremation or turn the body over to one of several rescue organizations (such as Sawangboriboon) which keep plots of land as temporary gravesites. Added to all these stresses is the scenario where loved ones have been murdered. There is likely to

be sustained press and social media interest, some of it brutal to say the least, and including the publication of disturbing photographs. If the police arrest a suspect or suspects, the resulting court case can take several years to complete, rules of evidence in Thailand may be unfamiliar to visitors from Europe or the United States. In recent years, the Thai government - through its justice and tourism ministries - has introduced discretionary compensation schemes for the families of the deceased. The maximum payment per family is 100,000 baht, although this upper limit is seldom awarded. Moreover, it is not possible to award compensation if a court case is still pending. Most of the payments to date seem to have been made to the relatives of foreigners in a fatal accident, say a drowning or a motorway pile-up of vehicles. Death in a foreign land is a crisis time for the nearest and dearest who have the additional burdens of cost and language difficulty as all relevant documents will be in Thai. Provided the relatives have funds to transfer, non-criminal deaths are quite easy to administer and all embassies keep a list of recommended undertakers who will be responsible for the detail. If the death is suspicious in some way, there may be the need to hire a good lawyer to represent the family’s interests. But patience will indeed be necessary. In life or death, it is never possible to hurry the Orient.

Qatar Airways and TAT sign agreement to boost tourism to Thailand The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Qatar Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With this latest partnership, TAT seeks to leverage the strength of Qatar Airways’ extensive global network, particularly its presence in secondary cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, to increase the number of tourist arrivals to Thailand in 2017 and 2018. Under the MoU, TAT and Qatar Airways will develop joint promotions to mutually increase tourism and visibility for Thailand to travellers in more than 150 destinations the airline flies to. Thailand, one of Qatar Airways’ earliest destinations in the Far East, has grown from strength to strength in the last two decades. Effective June 1, Qatar Airways will have five daily flights from Doha to Bangkok. The increased frequency, along with its double-daily Phuket flights and the five-month-old Krabi operations (four flights a week), take the number of weekly Qatar Airways departures from Thailand to Doha to 53. Besides the existing three popular Thai destinations, Qatar Airways has also set its sights on Chiang Mai, the largest city in Northern Thailand. The MoU was signed by Ehab Amin, Qatar Airways chief commercial officer, and Tanes Petsuwan, TAT deputy governor for International Marketing, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas, at a commemorative event at the ATM 2017. They were joined by Yuthasak

Supasorn, TAT governor, Chalermsak Suranant, director of the TAT Dubai and Middle East Office, and other high-ranking executives from both organisations. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, “Our increased frequency to Bangkok and the enhanced collaboration with the TAT is testament to our commitment to the Thai market. Bangkok has long been a hugely popular destination for both business and leisure travellers. The partnership with the TAT will enable us to jointly work together to attract more travellers from secondary cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to experience the warm and gracious hospitality Thailand is renowned for, and power the growth of this iconic Far East route for Qatar Airways.” Petsuwan said, “Partnering Qatar Airways, one of the world’s best airlines, will open up additional access to markets which hold great potential for the TAT and our unique tourism proposition. With this MoU, our aim is to jointly put in place the best strategies and practices to enhance Thailand’s marketing footprint and position it as a preferred leisure

destination through Thainess offering unique local experiences.” “Qatar Airways’ fifth daily flight to Bangkok will provide more connections from Thailand’s key source markets in Europe; such as, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Middle East. In 2016, the number of Middle Eastern visitors to Thailand increased by 13 per cent not to mention the strong demand for leisure travel on the Bangkok route all-year round,” added Petsuwan. Besides secondary points in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, TAT also has keen interest in the South America market where Qatar Airways recently announced expansion plans to Rio de Janeiro and Santiago. This will supplement its existing points – Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires. Closer collaboration between Qatar Airways and TAT in South America is to be expected with the opening of TAT’s new office in Sao Paolo in October 2017. Brazil has been earmarked as one of the key emerging markets for TAT with more than 40 per cent growth in visitor arrivals in 2016. The Latin America market’s tourism receipts also grew by approximately 30 per cent in 2016.

300 watch crayfish show

An audience of more than 300 was on hand for the International Crayfish Pattaya Show at Harbor Pattaya, opened by Narit Niramaiwong, Banglamung district chief. Pattaya hosted the show for the first time to encourage shrimp or crayfish farmers to expand their market in Pattaya. Crayfish are available in a variety of colours and sizes for purchase as pets. One crayfish on display, named Jaokunpan, is priced at 1 million baht.


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News Monk celebrates birthday and anniversary

Bang Lamung district chief Narit Niramaiwong and Pattaya businessmen honored head monk Panya Poonyajaiyo on his 80th Birthday and 60th anniversary as a monk at Wat Photisamphan temple in Naklua.

TAT arranges over 20 activities to welcome the rainy season Tourism Authority of Thailand ( TAT ) pleases both Thai and foreign tourists who are enchanted with the Thai tradition to prepare for backpacking all year round. Lately, more than 20 superb tourist activities are arranged throughout June and July in order to create a flow of Thailand festival experience by grouping traditions and activities into four forms to please the tourists; 1.Food & Music Festival 2.Cultural & Art Festival 3.Creative Event & Festival 4.Recreation & Sports Event. The events start from June 1. Flower lovers would enjoy visiting the Festival of Beautiful Siam Tulip to be held on June 1 to August 31 at Pa Hin Ngam National Park, Thep Sathit District and Sai Thong National Park, Chaiyaphum Province. This will be followed by the great tradition of Samut Sakhon City God Parade of 2017 to be held on June 1 to 5 at the dam of Samut Sakhon City God Shrine. Sports lovers will be pleased with the activities of the Laguna Phuket International Marathon to be held on June 3 to 4 at Bang Tao Beach Laguna, Phuket Province. Music lovers will be pleased with the activities of Khanom Festival to be held on June 3 at Sandy Beach, Khanom District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. Followed by activities for shopping lovers in the event of Amazing Thailand Grand Sale to be held on June 15 to August 15 at department stores, hotels, restaurants, and tourist sites nationwide. For health lovers, there is Lan Saka Marathon (13 th) to be held on June, 18 at the front of Lan Saka District Office, Lan Saka District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, and Run Through the Sea towards Pitak Island to be held on June 21 in front of the replica of HTMS Chakri Nareubet Pak Nam

Lang Suan Sub-district, Lang Suan District, Chumphon Province. Fruit lovers should not miss the Rambutan – Durian Festival and Sisaket special products to be held on June 16 to 25 at Sisaket College of Agriculture and Technology, Mueang District, Sisaket Province. End the activities in June with Great Merit Tradition and Phi Ta Khon Festival, Dan Sai District, to be held on June 24 to 26 at Phon Chai Temple and in front of Dan Sai District Office, Loei Province. The activities in July start with the Kaeng Song Coffee Sipping and Khek River Rafting Festival to be held on July 1 to October 31 at the Khek River next to Highway No. 12 Phitsanulok – Lomsak (45-53Km marker) from Ban Sapphraiwan to Kaeng Song Waterfall, Wangthong District, Phitsanulok Province. This is followed by the candle parade which is great and beautiful. Korat candle parade will be held on July 7 to 10 at the Thao Suranaree Mo n u m e n t , Mu a n g Di s t r i c t , Nakhon Ratchasima Province and the Festival of candle parade and offering of food to monks on the elephant’s back, Surin

Province to be held on July 7 to 8 in front of Surin District Office and Phraya Surinphakdee Monument. The candle parade on the river at Lat Chado market will be held on July 8 at Lat Chado market, Phak Hai District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. The candle festival, Ubon Ratchathani Province, will be held on July 8 to 9 on Upparat Road (in front of Si Ubon Rattanaram Temple) on the road around Thung Si Muang, U b o n R a t c h a t h a n i Pr ov i n c e . This includes the tradition of flower offering to monks and offering the royal candles to be held at Phra Bhuddhabaht Ratchaworamahawihan Temple, Phraputthabath District, Saraburi Province. There are also activities to celebrate establishment of Mueang Ranong to be held on July 21 at Ranong Municipality, Mueang District, Ranong Province. End the month with the Pattaya Marathon Competition on July 16 at Pattaya Beach Road. Anyone who interested in visiting the events can see more information at Call center 1672 and www.tourismthailand.org/ thaifest.

Cambodia cheap It is not only Thailand which is facing a downturn in European tourists.  Hotel prices in Cambodia, especially Siem Reap, are falling too.  Although Siem Reap is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, it does not have a comfort-zone beach (for obvious reasons) which discourages the Chinese in particular from dallying there too long.   TM 30  Wow what a load of confusion this has created.  It is the form which the condo or house owner has to report to immigration within 24 hours of the arrival of a foreign guest in a private home.  The regulation also covers hotels and block accommodation for aliens.  The most persisting ambiguity is whether one-year visa holders must report themselves, especially every time they return to Thailand from abroad.  Sorry, but there isn’t one answer, it seems!   Park naughties The authorities have finally got round to suggesting better lighting in Pattaya park, on the hill near the Tourist Police station, because of suspicions that prostitutes and free-lancers of various descriptions have been loitering there for you-know-what.  Nothing new in all this, although the lighting remains on the dark side.  Pattaya park has been “famous” for years.   Mimosa back  The popular Jomtien-based Italian restaurant Mimosa has been closed for renovation but is now back providing top-class dishes to its many regular customers.  Their pizzas would be difficult to beat and the melon with Parma ham is to die-for.  Not literally, but you know what we mean.  It is closed on Sundays by the way.   Child UK passport   These applications seem to be attracting very close scrutiny in the UK passport office.  Assuming the documentation is in order, the British authorities will likely want a re-confirmation from the British parent and from the counter-signatory (who must know the father and be able to recognize the applicant).  The additional checks are said to be necessary because of fraudulent applications.   Prostate cancer  This disease remains a concern to many older men.  The latest research from the United States says that the disease is often very slow and that no action may be the best approach, especially for men in their 70s.  However, a PSA test and follow up screening will likely save two men in a hundred from dying from prostate cancer and will prevent the disease from spreading to other organs in a further three.  Whether to take the PSA test is very much an individual decision.   Cambodian retirement  One-year retirement visas are now available in Cambodia but you must have a one-month “general” visa – and not a tourist one – if you decide to apply.  The requirements are a letter from “your government” certifying you are retired – best of luck with that one – and proof that you have a regular income, presumably bank statements.  But it is not necessary to deposit cash in a Cambodian bank, nor does there seem to be a minimum pensionincome floor.   Watch your booth  When exchanging cash in Pattaya, it does matter a lot where you choose to do business.  A recent walk along Second Road revealed quite a large chasm between different booths – the best rate for the English pound was 44.60 and the worst 42.90.  These rates were on offer several days before our publication date.   Making hummus  This Middle East delicacy is very popular, but the main supermarket brands can be expensive and may contain additives you don’t want.  It is easy to make your own hummus and there are several good descriptions on You Tube.  But it can be difficult to obtain the all-important tahini paste, made from ground sesame seeds, unless you go to Friendship supermarket which usually has a steady supply.  Look in the aisle with the jams, opposite the refrigerated meat pies.    So many Indians   The number of Indian restaurants in the resort continues to escalate.  There are a new bunch on Second Road, opposite Central Festival Pattaya Beach, and several more in the city centre on the road towards Jomtien before the traffic lights at the Third Road intersection.  But the old ones, such as Ali Baba, may still be the best!


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News International golf tour comes to Pattana Players from over 20 countries will be competing at the ‘Pattana Golf Championship’which is part of the MENA Tour’s 2017 Thailand Swing. Pattana Golf Club and Resort will be hosting this prestigious tournament for the first time, with professional golfers competing for a total purse of US$50,000 from May 16 to 19. The MENA Tour, whose ambassador is Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke, is an initiative by the Sheikh Maktoum Golf Foundation, and the 2017 season will include 16 tournaments held in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Apart from the Pattana Golf Championship, the Thailand swing includes the MahaSamutr Masters 2017 at the Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin May 2 to 4 and the Mountain Creek Open in Korat on May 8 to 10.

The MENA Tour’s Thailand Swing will include three 30-minute highlight shows which will be broadcast here in Asia on Fox Sports and True Sport, plus broadcasters in the Middle East and Europe, reaching millions of viewers. Chairman of the MENA Tour Mohamed Buamaim said, ‘We are delighted to bring our tour to Pattana, and apart from players from across the globe, we have extended an invitation for up to 25 Thai professionals to join us. Obviously the financial

b e n e f i t s a re i m p o r t a n t , however the MENA Tour is one of the few tournaments that also offers valuable World Ranking points.’ Rujirapun Juangroongruangkit, Pattana’s executive vice president added, ‘As one of Thailand’s leading all round sports venues, we are confident that both local and international players will enjoy competing at our course which is in first class condition. The added TV exposure will definitely help to promote our course to an international audience as well.’

Thai Prime Minister delivers opening remarks at 2017 WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, prime minister of Thailand, presided over the opening of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit and delivered opening remarks to more than 800 delegates attending the event on April 26. H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, deputy prime minister, presided over the welcome gala dinner specially designed to showcase the Unique Local Thai Experiences. The appearances of both the Thai Prime Minister and the deputy prime minister at this flagship global private sector event signify Thailand’s commitment for the development of the tourism industry, the Kingdom’s largest export. Prayut said Thailand’s

tourism revenue rose 21 per cent in 2015 to 2.26 trillion baht (US$66.47 billion), and despite unfavourable world economic conditions, Thai tourism registered an 11 per cent growth in 2016 to 2.52 trillion baht (US$74.1 billion). “I am proud that Thailand has been selected to host one of the world’s most important international tourism conferences. This reinforces Thailand’s readiness to host global conferences in addition to its potential to be a leading travel and tourism hub in Asia and the world,” added General Prayut. Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), this is the first time that the WTTC Global Summit has been held in Southeast Asia. This year’s

New Chevrolet Colorado continues 70,000-kilometer expedition from Brazil to China Brazilians Amandio Palhares and Joselle Pinheiro stopped in Thailand as they continue their 70,000-kilometer expedition from Brazil to China in a new Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. Their starting point was the São Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil on November 20, 2016. This is the duo’s second long-distance journey. They earlier traveled 65,000 kilometers in a Chevrolet pickup truck from Goiânia, Brazil, to the U.S. state of Alaska. The New Chevrolet Colorado Around the World Expedition is expected to take 10 to 12 months. Palhares and Pinheiro are passing through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos before reaching China. For the Asian leg, which started in Malaysia and stopped in Singapore before reaching Thailand, the pair are driving

the LTZ 2.8-liter turbodiesel variant of the new Colorado. The vehicle has been entrusted to the care of Chevrolet Sales Thailand, which completed a full pre-delivery inspection to ensure the vehicle is ready for all challenges. “The 2017 model offers even more comfort and robust handling,” said Palhares. “This is important, as we are spending up to a year inside the vehicle crossing a large part of the planet.” He added, “I would like to express my gratitude to Chevrolet Sales Thailand for maintaining our vehicle. Thanks to the outstanding performance of our new

Colorado, we have been able to meet all challenges. This is underscored by Chevrolet’s slogan of Find New Roads.” During their visit to Thailand, the duo visited GM’s manufacturing facility in Rayong province, where many parts of their new Colorado are produced – including its 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine. They also journeyed to Phuket, Krabi and Ayutthaya. A highlight was a stop at the Bangkok International Motor Show, where Palhares and Pinheiro saw the full range of Chevrolet products offered in Thailand and felt the enthusiasm for the brand on the other side of the world from Brazil. For their adventure, the pair installed a “house” in the pickup truck. The four-squaremeter structure has a double bed, bathroom and kitchen with a stove and refrigerator. Fans can follow their journey on their website (www. viajeandonos4x4.com.br), their Instagram (viajandonos4x4) and their Facebook page (viajandonos4x4).

event was also attended by ministers in the tourism and related fields from 13 nations as well as Dr. Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), alongside more than 800 delegates from 58 countries. Organised under the theme of “Transforming Our World,” this year’s summit was addressed by David Cameron, former prime minister of the UK. Other speakers included Dr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO secretary general, Tony Fernandes, AirAsia CEO, David Scowsill, WTTC president and CEO, Gary Chapman, president Group Services & DNATA of Emirates Group, Rob Rosenstein, Agoda CEO, Rob Torres, Google managing director for Travel, H. E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Spor ts of Thailand and Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO Siam Piwat Group. WTTC reported that Thailand is among the top 10 for the long-term tourism growth in the world.

Bangkok remains most visited Asia-Pacific destination in Mastercard Index 2017 Bangkok has retained its place as the Top Destination in terms of visitor numbers out of 171 destinations in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the latest figures from the influential Mastercard AsiaPacific Destinations Index 2017. Bangkok welcomed 19.3 million international overnight arrivals in 2016 of the 339.2 million visits made to the 171 Asia-Pacific destinations on the Mastercard list. This put the Thai capital above second place Singapore, which attracted 13.1 million. Thai destinations Phuket and Pattaya also placed in the Top Ten on the report, with 9.1 million and 8.1 million overnight visits, respectively. The Mastercard AsiaPacific Destinations Index 2017 ranks 171 destinations in 22 countries. These include resorts, towns and cities and are ranked in terms of the total number of international overnight arrivals, crossborder spending, and the total number of nights spent at each destination. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor said, “Bangkok once again takes top place

in the Mastercard listing, showing how attractive the city is to tourists and business travellers who visit knowing they’ll find a city that will impress and meet their needs. Whether they are just passing through or want to explore the amazing shopping, food scene, history and entertainment, visitors find that in this most exciting of destinations, there’s something for everyone.” Bangkok also topped the list of total nights stayed with 87.6 million nights, showing that visitors to Asia-Pacific destinations are travelling for longer periods. In 2016, visitors to the region stayed for 1,768.7 million nights, compared with 1,023.1 million nights in 2009, representing an 8.1 percent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). In terms of overall tourism

expenditure in the region, Bangkok took second place with spending of US$12.7 billion of the US$244.9 billion spent in 2016. Singapore topped the list with US$15.4 billion. The growing numbers of tourists from China and South Korea helped to boost these figures to the Asia-Pacific region. Meanwhile, China was the top source market for visitors to Bangkok with affluent Chinese seeking out shopping and dining experiences in the region. The Mastercard AsiaPacific Destinations Index is an off-shoot of the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index and reflects the increasing importance of the Asia-Pacific region for tourism. In 2016, five of the ten most visited cities in the world were in the Asia-Pacific region.


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Our Community Onyx Hospitality Group’s Arts for The Planet 2017 awards Kasetsart University’s Scrap Lab students ONYX Hospitality Group, led by President and CEO, Peter Henley, congratulates students of Kasetsart University’s Scrap Lab who won the Best Design, Inspiring Design and Creative Design Awards as part of its Arts for the Planet 2017 project. The four winning teams received trophies and scholarships worth a total of 110,000 baht from the Onyx Hospitality Group Foundation at the award ceremony and exhibition event. The event was part of the Arts for The Planet 2017 project, which aims to demonstrate the potential of upcycling and to foster creative and innovative thinking in tackling one of the country’s key environmental issues — waste. For the project, Onyx Hospitality Group collaborated with the Scrap Lab of the Faculty of Architecture at Kasetsart University and Tlejourn, a non-governmental organisation (NGO). The Scrap Lab incorporated the project into its educational curriculum. Students who participated the Scrap Lab course received the opportunity to learn about issues relating to waste management, and were involved in hands-on activities such as cleaning up a canal, before going on to explore the

design ideas and processes. They then experiment a process of developing products from waste materials under the supervision of renowned upcycling experts, Associate Professor Dr. Singh Intrachooto, Thailand’s pioneer of ecological design, head of the Creative Centre for Eco-design and founder of Kasetsart University’s Scrap Lab, and Dr. Nattapong NithiUthai, founder of Tlejourn, best known for its eco-friendly footwear made from upcycling ocean debris. Onyx Hospitality Group acknowledged the support of sponsors including Kiat Siam Leatherware, Hawaii Thai Furniture and ERP, who provided funds to the students participating in the project in order to support product development. To help the students supplement their creativity with functionality and business opportunities,

senior leaders from the three corporate sponsors also provide factory visits and coaching support to the students for development of their product designs and prototypes. Four out of eight teams participated in the Arts for The Planet 2017 were selected as winners by the reviewing panel. All winning teams were awarded trophies and scholarships at the award ceremony. The Best Design Award was presented to Piphat Thongta and Chawanlapa Darachart for their creations titled “Beep Beep”. The students transformed a combination of leftover sponge, synthetic rattan, dacron, wood and aluminium from a furniture factory and mixed them with concrete to create plant pots and candle light holders which were all presented in practical and visually appealing packaging.

Blood Donation Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien led by Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager, in cooperation with Thai Red Cross Chonburi, held the second blood donation for the year 2017 at Maris 1. They collected18,800 cc of blood for hospitals on Eastern Seaboard. This will be held in the hotel every three months and the next Blood Donation is on August 1.

Both students received trophies and a scholarship worth 40,000 baht. The Inspiring Design Award was presented to Seksit Pakdee and Guillaume Bichon for their creation titled “Fantasteak”. The students created a chair, a desk lamp and a photo frame using recycled plastic boards from Tlejourn, left over bottle corks from their university cafeteria, and teak and leather scraps from the sponsors’ factories. They credit Lego for the inspiration behind their creation. Both students received trophiesand a scholarship worth 30,000 baht. The Creative Design Awards were presented to two teams of students. The first team, consisting of Nutkritta Nilkamhaeng and Lucie Lauwerier, created “From the bin to the sky”, a product made from leftover rope braid scrap from a furniture factory and straws from the university cafeteria into do-it-yourself kites in various shapes. The second team, consisting of Marie Le Gouellec and Pattanayu Thongloi, received the award for their product called “Metisse” which are practical wall partitions developed from scrap rubber sheets and foil papers. Both teams of students received trophies and a scholarship worth 20,000 baht.

Maris Save Earth Team for Green Hotel

Maris Save Earth Team of Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien started the Save Earth Campaign by planting trees and Thai herbs around the resort. One is the “Wildbetalleafbush”, a Thai herb with large amount of beta carotene, which helps nourish our bodies. In support of the campaign, Centra’s chef’ Pie created a special m e n u Ma i n g Pl a To o served with fresh mackerel, Wildbetalleafbush and topped with gourmet sauce.


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Our Community The best show ever to come to Pattaya. Ever! by Derek Franklin This was the opinion of one member of the audience following the final routine at Alcazar Theater recently by the International Folk Dance Ensemble from the United States. Other who attended said that it was the best show they had ever seen. The performers are all students at Brigham Young University in the United States. Traveling to Pattaya from Bangkok, and returning to the capital less than twelve hours later, the troupe is currently touring several Southeast Asian countries. Their one and only Pattaya performance was also their only performance where all the proceeds would be donated to a charity, in this case the Education Fund at the Father Ray Foundation. The 90 minute show, Journeys, took the audience to countries most will never visit: traditional hopak from the Ukraine, flamenco from Spain and an African-influenced routine from Haiti. There was Irish hard show dancing, which, according to one audience member, herself from the Emerald Isle, ‘was like being back home, made me feel a bit homesick it was

that good’ Other dance performances came from countries as far afield as Haiti, Hungary, Mexico and Spain, as well as several from the United States. But the one performance which received the loudest reaction from the audience was a routine from Indonesia, which saw the performers on their knees, never once standing up and yet they managed to perform a dance that most people won’t forget for a long time. This was the second visit to Pattaya by the Utah-based university; a few years ago they performed a 90 minute show full of Broadway show tunes and dance routines, which at the time many thought could never be bettered, until they made their second visit. The director of the show announced that the students will be back in Thailand in a few years time, and also coming back to perform in Pattaya. Remember the name, Brigham Young University, and the next time they are coming to Pattaya don’t forget to buy a ticket, you definitely won’t regret it.


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MG GS 1.5T – Compact, Stylish Family SUV

World Burger Tour at Hard Rock Café Pattaya

2017 May “HOT” Test Drive Bangkok-Kamphaeng Phet

World Burger Tour is back and ready to take all guests on an international adventure. The Legendary burgers have been custom designed and now on tour from May 1 to June 25, 2017 from 12 pm to 1 am at Hard Rock Café Pattaya. Price starts at 739 baht. Rock your taste buds!

The giant Chinese, Shanghai-based SAIC, once-British brand is expanding rapidly all over Thailand with new MG showrooms popping up like mushrooms after a heavy rain. MG Sales (Thailand) Co, Ltd – not the new kid on the block anymore. The extensive line-up today includes MG 3 hatchback, MG 5, MG 6 sedan, fastback models and the SUV Sports option. Plus by John K. Lindgren the latest new, compact SUV: MG GS Editor-in-chief: 1.5 Turbo. Price just below a million Thai carsanook.com baht. The urban family vehicle suitable also for the housewife 'mae baan' to do the daily school run and the Tesco Lotus weekend shopping. Pattaya Today’s Life & Leisure Automotive test drive is the all-new MG GS available in two trims: entry-level D priced at 890,000 baht and the top-of-the-range X model 990,000 baht. The goodies in our X trim test drive vehicle include side airbags, 8-inch infotainment/navigation system, cruise control, paddle shifters, keyless entry and LED lights and rear-view camera. Exterior color: cool 'Arctic White'. Design: Similar to MG GS 2-liter turbo model. However, the 1.5-liter Turbo is more compact with rounded corners, raked pillars and a high beltline. Standing tall, distinctive and dynamic-looking. The styling concept from UK, Technical Centre in Birmingham boasts the crosshatch grill featuring the iconic, oversized octagonal MG (Morris Garage) badge, a sturdy two-tone front bumper, and trapezoidal LED

For the month of May: English Breakfast Burger from London, England – a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with sliced ham, a sausage patty, a fried egg, a portobello mushroom, arugula and garlic aioli and served with a side of baked beans. Kimchi Burger from Seoul, South Korea – a tradition years in the making, Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with Sriracha-seasoned kimchi, bulgogi sauce, fresh tomato, lettuce and Sriracha mayo. Tennessee BBQ Burger from Tennessee, United States – like a good country ballad, this Certified Angus Beef® burger brings happy tears with BBQ dry rubbed premium beef topped with pickle slices, Memphis slaw, pulled pork, pig sauce, crispy onions and cheddar. When In Rome Burger from Rome, Italy – dine as the Romans dine with pancetta, garlic aioli, crisp arugula and ricotta cheese spiked with sun-dried tomatoes atop a Certified Angus Beef® patty on a toasted bun.

headlamps and daytime running lights. The rear view stands out with mounted LED sport tail lamps and on the roof Beemer-like shark fin antenna. The wheels? 17-inch alloys. Interior: Fit and finish comes with glossy piano black accents. Leather upholstery with electrically adjustable driver seat. Back seat space with adequate head and leg room. Armrest and the important rear A/C air vents, especially during the hot and humid Thai “summer”. In the ceiling a one-touch electric sunroof system for the cool and dry season. The must-have infotainment features an 8-inch HD touchscreen on the floating center console incorporating the ‘inkaNet’ system with GPS navigation

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For the month of June: Spinach & Chickpea Burger from New Delhi, India – a vegetarian, housemade patty of red skin potato, spinach, chili peppers, cilantro, chickpeas and spices, topped with arugula, tomato, cucumber and a spiced yogurt sauce. Tango Salsa Burger from Buenos Aires, Argentina – shake it up with andouille sausage, Certified Angus Beef®, salsa criolla, garlic aioli, Monterey jack cheese, fresh arugula and a fried egg to top off the burger. Greek Burger from Athens, Greece – topped with eggplant salad and haydari yogurt sauce, crisp lettuce and vine-ripened tomato. Banh Mi Burger from Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam – coated in tangy house-made Vietnamese glaze, topped with sliced cucumbers and pickled vegetables, accompanied by a garnishment of cilantro and green onions all on a Certified Angus Beef® patty. Book your table, call 038 426 635 or drop your e-mail to hrcpr.pty@ hardrockhotels.net or visit www.facebook.com/HardRockCafePattaya.


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Tata Young throws a surprise birthday party for husband

eve n ts c a le n d a r RIVER KWAI TROPHY ADVENTURE RACE Date: 27 May 2017, Saturday Venue: Felix River Kwai Resort, Kanchanaburi

Nuttaphol Mekavarakul of Mike Group and Issariya Phongsiriphat were married in the grand ballroom of the Grand Palazzo Hotel Pattaya. In attendance were former minister of sports Sontaya Kunplome, former deputy mayor Ronakit Ekasingh, and celebrities Passakorn “Pok” Chirathivat and Rasi “Maki” Balenciaga. Issariya is a commercial advisor of ExxonMobil, while Nuttaphol is the CEO of Grand Palazzo Hotel.

Amita “Tata” Young (centre), Thai-American singer, model and actress, hosted a birthday party for her husband Chat-adul Sinapongpipit (2nd left), businessman, at UNO MAS Restaurant, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World. Also seen in the photo are Jonas Sjostedt (far right), Joan Tanya Dot (2nd right), chef de cuisine manger of UNO MAS Restaurant, and Nattasiri Jianurankul (far left), public relations manager of Centara Grand at Central World.

Get down on the floor at Dance ’17 Hard Rock Pattaya Hard Rock Pattaya together with Boss Dance Studio and Metro Grooverz organized Dance ’17 Hard Rock Pattaya for the sixth year running. With over 300 dancers competing neck and neck, there were many great entries and it was hard to judge the winners. The winners of all four dance categories are: Popping Dance 1 on 1 Battle Winner: “Tee Ladprao” received 3,000 baht cash and trophy Runner-up: “E-Zay” received 1,500 baht cash Freestyle Dance 2 on 2 Battle Winner: “I Feel the Hype” received 6,000 baht cash and trophy Runner-up: “Set Up Mountain” received 3,000 baht cash B-Boy 5 on 5 Battle Winner: “High Flyer” received 15,000 baht cash and trophy 1st runner-up: “Rock n' Flow” received 5,000 baht cash Team Performance Dance of 2 to 8 persons Winner: “Sa Crew” received 20,000 baht cash and trophy 1st runner-up: “Kaifong Mix ’Em Up Crew” received 10,000 baht cash 2nd runner-up: “Zassy B'tch” received 5,000 baht cash The winners of all categories will be appointed as ambassadors of Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya and spread the spirit of rock by having the opportunity to participate in all initiatives in the whole year hosted by the hotel such as Founder’s Day, Songkran and Wan Lai celebration, hotel and cafe anniversary celebration, charity fundraiser and many more.

Activities: The 12th edition of the most popular and largest adventure race in Southeast Asia, 3 to 8 hours of wilderness adventure racing, will consist of over 200 international teams of two (male, female and mixed) running, mountain biking, swimming and kayaking their way through challenging scenic trails exploring the mountains, farmlands, jungles of Thailand and the historic Kwai valley. For more information: AMA Tel: 02 252 1764-6 Email: info@active-asia.com www.ama-events.com

THAILAND SHOPPING & DINING PARADISE 2017 (AMAZING THAILAND GRAND SALE) Date: 1 June – 31 July 2017 Venue: Throughout Thailand Activities: The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) much anticipated annual Amazing Thailand Grand Sale campaign, which has been held successfully for 18 consecutive years, will return this year as the ‘Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise 2017’. Under the Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise 2017 campaign, partners and participating outlets will be offering special promotions and steep discounts to encourage foreign travellers to enjoy shopping, dining, entertaining, and travelling within Thailand throughout the twomonth period. For more information: TAT Call Center 1672 TAT Bangkok Office Tel: 02 250 5500 Email: atgs@tat.or.th www.thailandshoppingparadise.com www.facebook.com/thailandshoppingparadise

LAGUNA PHUKET INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2017 Date: 3-4 June 2017, Saturday-Sunday Venue: Bang Thao Beach, Laguna, Phuket Activities: The world-famous Laguna Phuket International Marathon is set to celebrate its 12th year with a record turnout of more than 7,000 runners from over 40 countries. Sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, the Laguna Phuket Marathon is held from sunset to sunrise over two days and is organised by leading sports management company Go Adventure Asia with professional timing and results by Sportstats Asia, ensuring the highest of international standards. The leading destination marathon in Southeast Asia, runners will compete across five distances – 2-km Kids Run, 5-km Run, 10.5-km Run, Half Marathon (21.097 km) and Marathon (42.195 km) – with almost 2,000 people already signed up for the iconic marathon distance. Registration closes May 28. For more information: Phuket Marathon Tel: 02 236 2931-2 Email: info1@phuketmarathon.com www.phuketmarathon.com www.facebook.com/phuketmarathon


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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya treats card members

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya organized a trip to Frost Magical Ice of Siam Pattaya for chosen members of Chivawattana Junior Club to build close relationships with its members by participating in fun activities and recreational games. BHP also invited psychologist Wuttisak Nimlangkul to give a talk to the parents on how to develop the skills of their children.

The Mask Singer films at Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya

Pattaya mayor at Cape Dara Wedding Fair

Workpoint TV filmed the show of season 2 of The Mask Singer at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Andre Brulhart (next right from centre), general manager of the hotel, gave a warm welcome to the still unknown competitor wearing the white crow costume on the show.

Surat Mekavarakul (2nd from left), president and chief executive of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya, welcomed Pattaya City Mayor Anan Charoenchasri (2nd from right) at the opening ceremony of “Star of the Ocean” Beach Wedding Fair held at Vela Grand Ballroom of Cape Dara Resort.

Dusit Thani Pattaya supports environmental protection to mark Earth Day 2017

Staff and management of Dusit Thani Pattaya take a moment for a group photo before putting their cleaning implements to good use during the big cleaning up campaign organized by the hotel’s Green Team headed by Prawes Akanimart to mark Earth Day on April 22, 2017. GM Neoh Kean Boon joined the representatives from each hotel department who showed support to environmental protection and carried out cleaning up operations on the hotel beachfronts and its surrounds. As an environmentally-friendly hotel, Dusit Thani Pattaya adheres to eco-friendly practices and joins the community in its efforts towards environmental contributions.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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HOLIDAY INN PATTAYA STAGES ITS MONTHLY WINE EVENING @ HAVANA BAR & RESTAURANT ANOTHER CORKER! 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 Hemingway 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 the hours. This bar is plush, sophisticated and unique and is the setting for Holiday Inn’s monthly wine event. The latest vinous happening was in partnership with Siam Winery which had selected six Italian centric wines from the vineyards of Mezzacorona at the foothills of the Dolomites where Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay are the dominant varietals. We were also to be served wines from Marco Felluga (Mongris label), an Italian Estate founded in 1950 and located in Gradisca d’Isonzo, a fortified citadel of the Venetian Republic. The internationally acclaimed Mionetto Winery provided the excellent Prosecco and first pour of the evening. Not only were we to enjoy these selected wines with a selection of creative canapés and artisanal cheeses from the kitchens of Executive Chef Jason Large but also a live entertainment performance from Mary, Jowel and the Blues Machine. Priced at B.1,190 net per person these events are enthusiastically attended throughout the year. As mentioned, the first pour of

the evening was a flute of Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso Brut. This dry but richly fruity sparkler with its tight bubbles and crisp finish was a winner and perfectly complemented the Sloane’s pork terrine with its tart apple chutney or the nacho bowls topped with avocado and sour cream. Round 2 presented Marco Felluga’s “Mongris” (a contraction of mono varietal and in this case Pinot Grigio). This was a favourite of mine, elegantly golden in colour but with an intense bouquet and surprisingly full-bodied, it was able to make very good friends indeed with my (first) forage at the splendid cheese table. And make friends it did with my first choice of Reblochon de Savoie, an iconic French mountain cheese, soft and mellow, it was a luscious combination. We stayed at the cheese table to enjoy the Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Trentino, a more robust wine with a full-bodied palate of yellow stone fruit and just

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a hint of nutmeg. It paired well with the Gruyere and even the English Stilton. Another Mezzacorona, this time a Chardonnay, proved a winner with the grilled lobster, roasted vine tomato and basil pesto bruschetta and especially the onion tart topped with a generous portion of salmon roe. Rounds 5 and 6 produced the reds both from the Mezzacorona vineyards. The Pinot Nero Trentino DOC had benefited from a brief maturation process in oak barrels while the Cabernet Sauvignon Trentino with its elegance of flavour made a chic pairing with the spicy Thai pork meatballs with fresh herbs. I’ve only mentioned a handful of the substantial canapés on offer but before we go we should praise the mini smoky chicken burgers layered with bacon, cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Desserts climax the evening with the likes of spiced apple sponge cakes, chocolate ganache choux buns and a lemon and white chocolate panna cotta. The forward-thinking Holiday Inn Pattaya management team are always reaching outside the culinary box to provide an innovative approach to wining and dining Holiday Inn Pattaya style. Do check their website for their upcoming wine tasting events. The excellent monthly wine tastings (the last Saturday of the month) are priced at B.1,190 net per person and are always well attended by hotel guests, visitors and expats. Havana Bar Holiday Inn Pattaya Open Sunday to Thursday 2 pm till midnight and Friday to Saturday noon till 1 am Tel: 038 725 555 www.holidayinn-pattaya.com


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Hotel Promotions AVANI Family Package

Double Chili Cheeseburger Homemade beef burger with chili tomato salsa verde, caramelised onion and pepper, pickled chili, bacon and spicy BBQ sauce INGREDIENTS 180 grams beef patties 100 grams burger buns 40 grams green chili pepper 30 grams red chili pepper 30 grams yellow chili pepper 20 grams local green bell pepper 15 grams cherry tomatoes 10 grams onion 10 grams garlic 5 grams cilantro 5 grams parsley 5 grams salt 5 grams pepper

olive oil sugar honey BBQ sauce 20 grams mayonnaise 20 grams orange cheddar cheese 40 grams cheddar cheese 15 grams bacon butter 10 grams fille iceberg lettuce pickled chili 70 grams potato wedge METHOD

For beef patties • Sauté chopped onion in olive oil then transfer to a mixing bowl. • Grill green, red and yellow chili. Peel and dice. • Add the ground beef and chilies to the bowl and mix together. • With wet hands divide into two pieces of 90 grams each. For chili tomato salsa verde • Cook green pepper in boiling water for 5 minutes and chop. • Cut cherry tomatoes in half. • Combine the chopped onion, garlic, cilantro and parsley with green pepper and cherry tomatoes in a mixing bowl. • Add olive oil, salt and pepper to the rest of the ingredients in the bowl and mix together.

For spicy BBQ sauce • Grill green, red and yellow chili then peel. • Mix grilled chilies with BBQ sauce in a mixing bowl. • Add the mayonnaise to the rest of the ingredients in the bowl and mix together. To make the burger • Cook the beef patties over medium high heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until desired doneness. Top with cheddar cheese and cooked bacon. Gratin to melt cheese. • Cut the burger buns in half. Apply butter and place in lettuce and chili tomato salsa verde. Add the beef patty. Top with caramelised onion and pepper and pickled chili. • Serve with potato wedges, chili stuffed with cheese and spicy BBQ sauce.

For caramelised onion and pepper • Grill green, red and yellow chili. Peel and julienne. • Heat oil in a large frying pan over low heat. Add the onions and grilled pepper with a good pinch of salt and cook very slowly for 15 to 20 minutes. • When onions are softened and tinged golden, add sugar and honey – this will start the caramelisation process.

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Hot Kitchen, Hilton Pattaya Double Chili Cheeseburger

This menu is available at Drift Lobby Lounge & Bar on level 16 of Hilton Pattaya from 11 am to 11 pm throughout May only. Hilton Pattaya is located at 333/101 Moo 9, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya Chonburi. Tel: 038 253 000 www.pattaya.hilton.com

Your loved ones deserve the best. Treat them to an unforgettable getaway of sun, sea and sandat AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa. Spend time together by the pool or try new flavours together in the hotel’s 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 now until May 31, 2017. For more information, call 038 412 120, email pattaya@avanihotels.com or visit www.avanihotels.com.

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok promotes Wedding Dream Package The experienced wedding consultants at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok will help you plan and fulfill the most important day of your life with their Wedding Dream Package. Designed for cocktail, Thai and Western buffet, or Chinese set menu style weddings, the package will help you create an elegant occasion your family and guests will remember. Included are a bridal bouquet, multi-tiered cake, ice carving, floral decoration, blessing book, dinner voucher at any of the hotel’s restaurants, one-night stay in a premium deluxe suite room, and many other benefits. Prices start from 190,000 baht ++ and the package is valid from now until December 30, 2017. Complete attention to every detail is what makes a wedding truly special. The hotel’s team is ready to help you every step of the way. For more information, contact 02 541 1234 ext 4210 or email CGLBcatering@chr.co.th.

Go on an adventure with Amari’s Super Saver packages in Buriram, Phuket or Krabi Go on an adventure with Amari for your next escape. Whether it’s catching a sporting event, cycling past archaeology sites or exploring the underwater world, Amari invites travellers to join in the fun with super saver packages at destinations such as Buriram, Phuket and Krabi. Amari Buriram United Situated at approximately a 50-minute flight or four-hour drive from Bangkok, Amari Buriram United, Thailand’s only football-themed hotel, is offering its Super Saver package with rates starting from 2,758 baht ++ per night for a minimum two-night stay. The package is available until August 31, 2017, and includes breakfast for two, a Thai set dinner at Kick Off restaurant, early check-in at 10 am, late check-out until 3 pm and mountain bicycle rentals at only 100 baht for three hours of adventure . For more information and to make reservations, visit https://goo.gl/93eBim. Amari Phuket Choose Amari Phuket as your base, with rates starting at 4,714 baht +++ per night for a minimum three-night stay, including breakfast for two, a round-trip transfer from the airport, an authentic Thai set menu dinner at Rim Talay restaurant, and late check-out until 4 pm. The package is available until December 15, 2017. For more information and to make reservations, visit https://goo.gl/PckOM8. Amari Vogue Krabi With elegant Lanna-inspired architecture and a beautiful garden setting, Amari Vogue Krabi offers guests a special package starting from 5,130 baht ++ per night for a minimum three-night stay. Available until March 31, 2018, the package includes a daily breakfast for two, a round-trip transfer from the airport and complimentary access to the hotel’s kayaks. For more information and to make reservations, visit https://goo.gl/ZK8jVW.


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THE BANG SARAY BEACH CLUB

Soak up the views, enjoy frosty beers and cocktails at the area’s best beach bar It’s been about nine months since the newly revamped Bang Saray Beach Club flung open its doors to old and new friends. Since then it has garnered a host of “likes” and become one of the neighbourhood’s most popular meeting places due to its bright and breezy ambiance, tasty menu and the infectious enthusiasm from its manager, Alan Mehew. However, restaurants these days cannot rest on their laurels but must continually be evolving and coming up with new ideas; regulars need feeding fresh concepts and new customers need tempting with innovative culinary notions. To this end, an Italian Evening was planned. Starters, bruschetta, minestrone and a cold cut selection were on offer for the extraordinary (special night) price of B.100. This was followed by spaghetti carbonara, penne Bolognese and pizza (all at only B.200) with the manager’s homemade tiramisu completing the menu at B.100. The antipasti was well assembled with the cold cuts offering an excellent salami Milano and a top-quality Parma ham accompanied by cornichons and bread. This was Mick’s choice and he found the quality top-notch and the price exceptional value. I opted for the bruschetta which came in four toasted garlicky paninis molton and yummy topped with extra virgin olive oil, slices of tomato, parmesan cheese and a crowning black olive. Our friend decided on the minestrone soup and was delighted. A garden of neatly cubed vegetables in a vibrant homemade tomatoey soup proved to be a first-class rendition of the classic soup and one that he would be delighted to reorder at the next opportunity. Next up were the pasta and pizza choices and our table tasted all three. A classic carbonara was rich and creamy; the Bolognese adhered to the classic principles,

Skewer of river prawns and fish

and the pizza, topped with a rich tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms and ham, very tasty indeed. All received kudos from our table. The dolce was homemade tiramisu. There are as many recipes for this dreamy dessert as there are Italian grandmothers and this one was squisito; a fluffy cloud of silky cream and sponge punctuated with zings of strong espresso, it sweetly brought down the curtain on this, hopefully, first of many international themed dinners. It may have taken a while for the food to get to some tables but once there all comments were favourable. The popularity of this restaurant had resulted in an

unexpectedly massive turnout so perhaps “reservation only” would be the way to go for future events. The a la carte menu at the Bang Saray Beach Bar covers the gamut of all-day dishes expected at a modern beach bar. The full Monty of an English breakfast (B.280) has masses of fans beating a path to this door while the athletes jog down the beach to enjoy the healthy approach with Greek style yoghurt topped with muesli and fresh fruit (B.150) while the “continental” is packed with toasted sourdough bread, preserves and freshly steaming coffee. Seriously, what could possibly compete with taking your breakfast overlooking the bay of

Bang Saray with the waves gently lapping at your feet and your eyes feasting on the panoramic vista of sun, sea and sand beyond? There’s something to please everyone on this contemporary menu from the tasty chicken liver pate with brandy, the Australian Angus beef burger or the New Zealand lamb burger to their vibrant salads and Thai favourites. And then there’s their hard-tobeat Sunday barbeque (B.299). They have a professional stateof-the-art BBQ pit equipped with four different types of BBQ. It is fired up every Sunday from around midday and runs until sunset or when the food runs out. It’s a full feast of BBQ items and side dishes including a much loved house special of crispy pork belly. The Bang Saray Beach Club is a leisure destination to suit all the family with a menu that hits the right notes, and a bar serving local

and imported beers, signature cocktails and an extensive wall of wines at reasonable prices. This beachside gem needs to be discovered, so the next time you’re in the area do travel the extra kilometer and see for yourself exactly what it has to offer. Turn off Sukhumvit Highway through the arch of Bang Saray and carry on through the mini roundabout until you see a temple on your right. Take the road directly in front of the gates and follow it through until you reach a white wall on your right with the Bang Saray Beach Club logo and there you will see the entrance to the club.

Bang Saray Beach Club Open daily from 11:30 am to 10 pm Tel: 063 306 4656 Ample parking provided www.thebangsaraybeachclub.com

Hotel Promotions Fabulous Weddings in the Garden at Centara Explore the UNESCO treasures of Luang Prabang Take a step back in time and discover the many cultural Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok and historical gems of Luang Prabang, Laos; from its Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok offers a special wedding in the garden package starting from 190,000 baht ++ which includes all wedding necessities plus an additional host of added benefits for bridal parties. The package is available for reservation from now until December 30, 2017. The ceremonies and receptions will be held outside the hotel in the lush and ornate garden. Amongst the tropical surroundings you will also find the uniquely beautiful Sala Thai that will be the perfect backdrop for any event. Wedding in the Garden Package is inclusive of flowers and floral decorations including bridal bouquets, a magnificent multitiered cake, scenic backdrops with bride and groom’s names, a complimentary luxurious dinner at one of the hotel’s grand restaurants and a complimentary one-night stay in a Honeymoon Suite inclusive breakfast.

golden roofed temples and age-old monasteries, stunning natural sights to its charming blend of French and Laotian influences. With wonderful adventure packages from The Grand Luang Prabang Hotel from now till June 30, 2017, you can experience authentic, off-the-beaten-path experiences in this tranquil UNESCO Heritage town. Choose the two-night Weekend Getaway Laos New Year package at USD145 per night and enjoy daily breakfast for two, complimentary airport transfers, late check-out, alms-giving ceremony as well as a Laotian cooking class. Alternatively, book the two-night Romantic Mekong Escape Package at USD195 per night and enjoy daily breakfast for two, complimentary airport transfers, late check-out, welcome kit including wine and strawberries, romantic turn-down service and gift as well as the alms-giving ceremony.

For reservations, contact 02 541 1234 ext 4210 or email CGLBcatering@chr.co.th.

For inquiries and bookings, call +856 71 253 851 or email rsvn@grandluangprabang.com.


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top tables

Vol. 05 No. 10 | May 16-31, 2017

F&B Promotions Mango Mania

Chu Toro

at Panorama, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel

at Elements Restaurant, The Okura Prestige Bangkok

Savor the sweetness of summer with delicious mango desserts at Panorama –Dramatic Atmosphere. Available from May to June 2017.

Throughout the month of May, Executive Chef Antony Scholtmeyer is offering a menu based around succulent tuna. Chu Toro is a medium fatty tuna that is renowned the world over for its unique taste and texture. It is taken from the belly of the tuna fish and is highly prized in Japan. Menus bases around Chu Toro are available from May 2-31, 2017, Tuesday to Saturday, 6 to 10:30 pm. 4-course menu is 3,900 baht ++ per person, 5,900 baht ++ per person for 5-course menu and à la carte dishes from 800 baht ++.

For more information, contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email: gro-main@royalcliff.com.

Let’s savour creative snacks at CRU Champagne Bar, Centara Grand at Central World CRU Champagne Bar at Red Sky on the 59th floor of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World is a new after-work hangout place in town with 360-degree panoramic backdrop of the stunning Bangkok skyline, proposing a wide selection of creative and refreshing snacks and cocktails all night long. Discover the appetizing and exciting snacks freshly prepared by the team of international chefs. Recommend menu are lobster, crab and corn crispy nuggets (Canadian lobster and crab combined with corn and chopped chives, seasoned with salt and pepper, tempura deep-fried till golden, served with truffle mayonnaise) and Iberico pork pluma skewers (Iberico pork marinated with salt, garlic, and pepper grilled over a charcoal grill served with jim jaew sauce) plus many more enticing menus. As you savour one of these, why not pair it with a glass of Mumm No 1 Pink Champagne, which is exclusive to CRU and enjoy a glittering view from the top of the city. For more information, contact 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

Pattaya’s Best Seafood Platter at Manao Bar, AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa Pattaya is renowned for fresh seafood. The Manao Bar culinary team have created an oceanic bounty, brimming with Phuket lobster, tiger prawns, river prawns, rock lobster, mussels, blue crab and sea bass fillets. Served with baked potatoes, spicy seafood sauce and homemade tartar sauce. Priced at 4,250 baht ++. For more information and reservations, contact 038 412 120 or email pattaya@avanihotels.com.

A Perfect Combination of Italian and Alaskan Dishes at La Gritta, Amari Phuket Chef Patrizia of La Gritta restaurant invites guests to experience five new dishes that will be available only in May 2017. Traditional Italian dishes have been mixed with Alaskan king crab to offer a fresh taste of crab combined with the full flavours of ingredients imported from Italy. - Cocktail di Polpa di Granchio (550 baht ++) A popular appetiser in Italy, a great balance of Alaskan king crab with saffron vodka mayonnaise, avocado and salmon caviar - Insalata di Granchio e Gorgonzola (520 baht ++) Green salad with Alaskan king crab, kiwi, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and salmoriglio sauce - Fettucine alla Polpa di Granchio (620 baht ++) Homemade fettuccine with Alaskan king crab, sun-dried tomatoes, chilli, capers, basil, and pecorino cheese offers a spicy taste - Risotto alla Crema di Granchio (620 baht ++) Light and creamy Alaskan king crab stewed with risotto, garlic, white wine and Parmesan cheese - Pizza alla Polpa di Granchio e Salmone Affumicato (550 baht ++) A mix of crispy and tender pizza served on a big wood pan, topped with Alaskan crab meat and smoked salmon, grilled zucchini and mozzarella cheese For more information and reservations, contact 076 340 112, email lagritta@amari.com or visit www.lagritta.com.

For information and reservations, call 02 687 9000 or email elements@okurabangkok.com.

Experience Hot and Spicy Taste of Chili Dishes at Hilton Pattaya Spice up your summer with a wide selection of hot and spicy dishes from Drift, Shore, Flare and Horizon throughout the month of May. Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar on level 16 introduces a new experience of spicy desserts; Chocolate and Chili Tart, Chocolate and Chili Brownie at 130 baht nett per piece, Spicy Szechuan Crème Brulee at 130 baht nett and Banana Split with Chili Laced Chocolate Sauce and Brownie at 300 baht nett. Besides sweet and spicy desserts, are you ready to try the hottest burger and salad? Double Chili Cheeseburger, homemade beef burger mixed with three kinds of chili at 450 baht nett and Red Hot Pepper Chili Salad with Soft Shell Crab at 450 baht nett. Available every day from 11 am to 11 pm. Beat the heat beside the pool with a savory appetizer Chili Jah, crab stuffed chili served with roasted chili dipping sauce and prawn crackers at 250 baht nett. Available every day at Shore Bar on level 16 from 9 am to 8 pm. Flare Restaurant on level 15 presents authentic taste of Thai cuisine, Sweet Chili Baked Sea Bass, baked sea bass in banana leaf with sweet chili sauce at 950 baht nett and Four Seasons which includes four types of chili dipping sauce or namprik, roasted green pepper sauce, minced pork and tomato sauce, seafood sauce and sweet chili sauce served together with fried fish, pork rind, northern Thai sausage and boiled egg at 400 baht nett. Available from 6 to 10:30 pm. Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar on level 34 offers a stunning panoramic view of Pattaya bay with the special chili dish Grilled Mahi Mahi with Romesco Sauce served with stir-fried corn at 850 baht nett. Available every day from 6 to 11 pm. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or bkkhp_fb@hilton.com or pattaya.hilton.com.

Sicilian Favourites at Rossini and Cigar Lounge, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel Dine like a godfather and savour in authentic Sicilian favourites while you enjoy live music and stunning environment at Rossini and Cigar Lounge – The Godfather’s Favourite. Available from May to June 2017. For more information, contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email: gro-main@royalcliff.com.

Milkshake shaken up at Zing, Centara Grand at Central World From May to June come and enjoy the delicious flavours of Strawberry Milkshake (strawberry ice cream, milk and strawberries), Yogi Milkshake (yogi ice cream, milk and yogurt), Mango Milkshake (mango ice cream, milk and mango), Vanilla Milkshake (vanilla ice cream, milk and vanilla syrup), Coffee Milkshake (coffee ice cream, milk and a shot of Segafredo espresso), Berry Milkshake (berry sorbet, milk and berries) and much more. Only 180 baht ++ per glass. Available every day from 7 am to 9 pm. For information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

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

DJI Goggles The DJI Goggles are comfortable goggles designed for seamless FPV flying with DJI products. They combine a pair of large ultra-high quality screens, long-range, low lag wireless connectivity, and direct control of photo and video capture. With Intelligent Flight Modes like ActiveTrack, TapFly, Terrain Follow, Cinematic Mode and Tripod mode, a totally new flying dimension is created. Buy from DJI at 449 US dollars. For more info about DJI Goggles, visit www.dji.com/dji-goggles.

GoPro Fusion Spherical Camera GoPro Fusion is the ultimate capture device for fully immersive virtual reality content, non-VR video, and even photos. It captures stunning 5.2K30 video and breathtaking photos in full spherical—but that’s not all. In addition to high performance spherical capture for fully immersive VR experiences, Fusion’s 5.2K resolution enables a new OverCapture creative solution that gives content creators the flexibility to produce conventional non-VR video and photos in HD-quality "punched out" from the spherically captured angles. Not just a VR capture solution, Fusion ensures that traditional content creators will get the shot, while also capturing the unexpected. GoPro plans a limited commercial release of Fusion by the end of 2017. Details on pricing and other specifics will be provided at launch. Learn more from GoPro at www.GoPro.com/Fusion.

Mastercard Biometric Card Mastercard has unveiled the next generation biometric card that combines chip technology with fingerprints to conveniently and safely verify the cardholder’s identity for instore purchases. South Africa is the first market to test the evolved technology, with two separate trials recently concluded with Pick n Pay, a leading supermarket retailer, and Absa Bank, a subsidiary of Barclays Africa. The new card builds on fingerprint scanning technology used for mobile payments today and can be used at EMV terminals worldwide. Additional trials are being planned in Europe and Asia Pacific in the coming months.

Powrtabs Our mobile devices are powerhungry — there's a reason battery packs are popular, after all. But for many of us, they're just another thing to charge. Powrtabs are one-time boosts of power for your iPhone or Android that can help you out in a pinch, no preemptive charging required. Each one gives you up to four extra hours of battery life, has a shelf life of five years, and comes in a biodegradable shell, which lets you rest a little easier when you throw it in the bin. Buy at www.powrtabs.com from 14.99 US dollars.

Porsche Design Book One Laptop Products like the Surface Pro and Lenovo Yoga have proven the value of laptop/tablet hybrids. The Porsche Design Book One Laptop just perfects the idea. Its intricate VarioGear stainless steel hinge, inspired by the gearbox of a sports car, lets it fold into a variety of stances without ever feeling flimsy. The 13.3-inch QHD multi-touch display connects with a satisfying click and detaches completely to work as a true tablet, and the Intel Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB of RAM, and various ports help it perform like a product worthy of its maker's name. Built from brushed and anodized aluminum and sandblasted for a durable silver finish. Buy from www.porsche-design.us at 2,495 US dollars.


L8

fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 05 No. 10 | May 16-31, 2017

Spa Promotions i.sawan Coconut Dreams at i.sawan Residential Spa and Club, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Best described as pure, authentic and resultsoriented, the treatments at i.sawan embody the Hyatt Spa experience. An extensive a la carte spa menu featuring facial treatments, body massages, body envelopment, body scrubs and revitalizing bath remedies are offered. Relax and cool down before end of summer with spa treatments through the coconut healing body and head massage benefits. Treatment recommendations for May to June are as follows: Coconut Healing Escape (2 hours) 5,000 baht ++ Nature’s powerful elixir of pure coconut is used in a warm oil massage and heated, coconut-filled compress to nourish the skin and induce relaxation. Get one complimentary i.sawan spa product. Exotic Coconut Head Massage (1 hour) 2,500 baht ++ Pure coconut oil soothes and conditions the hair and scalp while pressure in the head is eased and tension melts away. Plus shampoo and blow-dry at special price of 600 baht (normal price 1,100 baht). For more information, call 02 254 1234 or email isawan.bangh@hyatt.com.

Spa Buffet – a truly indulgent experience at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central World Escape to Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World and spend some time relaxing with the ones you love. Enjoy head-to-toe pampering and total relaxation with the Spa Buffet promotion that lets you put together your own combination of treatments from a special menu. Get two hours total for the price of 3,300 baht net per person. The Spa Buffet is available from now through December 2017. Selected spa treatments for the two-hour Spa Buffet include: • Herbal steam therapy (15 minutes) • Succulent strawberry scrub (45 minutes) • Mochaccino mud wrap (45 minutes) • Aromatherapy oil massage (60 or 90 minutes) • Thai massage (60 or 90 minutes) • Head massage (30 minutes) • Foot massage (30 minutes) • Signature organic facial (60 minutes) For more information or to make treatment reservations, call 02 100 1234 ext 6511, 6516 or e-mail spacgcw@chr.co.th.

Experience The Miracle of Sakura at The Okura Spa, The Okura Spa Bangkok As the annual Sakura cherry blossom takes place in Japan you too can experience the wonders of this beautiful flower with the 75-minute Miracle of Sakura treatment at The Okura Spa. The treatment begins with the gentle Sakura body scrub, which exfoliates the skin and makes it feel soft and supple. It also helps to protect because Sakura is rich in antioxidants that strengthen the body’s ability to fight against oxidative damage. The second part is a back, neck and shoulder massage using Sakura massage oil. Guaranteed to ease stress and revive tired muscles, the massage leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Available daily from 10 am to 10 pm until June 30 2017. Price is 3,000 baht++ per person. For more information and reservations, call 02 687 9000 or email spa@okurabangkok.com.

Bumpy road to beauty Thai and farang ladies alike commonly experience razor bumps—or ingrown hairs. The small, irritated bumps on the skin that appear after you shave are caused when strands of hair curl back on themselves and grow into the skin. They cause irritation and pimples. And they can even cause scarring. The best way to treat razor bumps is to stop shaving. If you can't—or won’t—do that, use a clean needle to release the hair shaft when you see a bump forming. This usually stops a razor bump from growing. For severe razor bumps, you may need a special skin cream, such as hydrocortisone, antibiotic, or tretinoin cream. If you want to avoid razor bumps entirely, you must stop waxing or plucking, in addition to shaving. Instead, opt for hair removal products (depilatories), which do not cause razor bumps. However, they can irritate the skin and should be used only once or twice a week. Another option is removing hair permanently with laser treatments, or electrolysis. If you continue shaving, these tips might help alleviate the problem of razor bumps: • Always moisten your skin with water and mild soap

For berry beautiful skin It’s long been known that eating berries is excellent for their health-protective fiber and antioxidants. Now, new information about ellagic acid – an antioxidant found in numerous fruits, especially raspberries, strawberries and cranberries (as well as vegetables and nuts) – points to berries’ potential as a topical application to help prevent collagen destruction and moderate the inflammatory response. A great deal of well-designed research shows that many compounds in berries, whether applied to the skin or eaten in the form of whole fruit, are among the most protective nutrients your body can utilize. Until topical ellagic acid-based preparations are widely available, eating berries regularly is one of the best, not to mention tastiest, moves you can make for your skin and overall health.

Step Up to Longer Life The six most important steps you can take toward living longer are simply: Walk Reduce stress Sit less, move more Skip junk food Quit smoking Limit alcohol

Relief & Relax from Muscle Stress caused by Office Syndrome at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok To treat the office syndrome symptoms caused by long hours in front of a computer, such as headache, neck, shoulder and back pain, aching arms and others, Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok offers an exclusive 60-minute “Hai Muea” package designed to alleviate muscle tension and strains at only 1,500 baht net per person (save 25 percent from regular price). The promotion is valid from May 1 to June 30, 2017. Hai Muea spa treatment is muscle relief ritual which has been created by master therapists, combining deep tissue and Swedish massage and stretching techniques to relax tired back, shoulder and neck muscles. As you start to feel the tightness and pain recede, you will also enjoy signature herbal back compresses, expertly laid on to tension-ridden body parts with a therapeutic touch. Reservations can be made by calling 02 541 1234 ext 4292 or 4567 or email spacenvareecglb@chr.co.th.

• Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. A Hershey’s Kiss contains 26 calories, which takes five minutes of walking–or about four minutes of kissing–to burn off. • Adults dream off and on, for a total of about an hour and half to three hours every night. • If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

first to soften the hair and open the pores. • Use a thick shaving gel. • Don't stretch the skin when you shave. Always shave in the direction the hair is growing. • Use the fewest razor strokes possible. • Rinse with cold water. • After you shave, use a moisturizing cream. • Use an electric razor if you can adjust it to avoid the closest setting.


L9

fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 05 No. 10 | May 16-31, 2017

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submissions by Rory Coughlan

Straight Armbar (JujiGatame) from Guard If you don’t know the armbar from the guard then you don’t know Brazilian jiu-jitsu! One of the unique things that sets Brazilian jiu-jitsu apart from other grappling styles is the emphasis on the guard and developing the ability to submit the opponent from the bottom. From the early UFC’s to the latest strike force event, from your local jiu-jitsu tournament to the Mundials, you’ll see the armbar from the guard over and over again. Interestingly when new students roll against a more experienced female BJJ practitioner, the most common surprise the new student gets is tapping out due to an armbar from her guard! This scenario has played itself out in countless dojos around the world. If you’re going to be dangerous off your back then you need to get good at the armbar from guard! This is even more true if you do no gi or mixed martial arts, because without the gi all your collar attacks will no longer be available. Most common error is the bottom practitioner doesn’t move their hips to create a perpendicular angle and tries to armlock the opponent with their bodies aligned straight on. In this position the armlock has little leverage and your guard can easily be passed. If you’re on the bottom in BJJ then you have to move your hips!

Spa Promotions Wellness and Well-being Spa Package at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya on level 17 invites you to come and experience the “Wellness and Well-being” spa package with special treatments to pamper body and soul from May until July 2017. Begin with exfoliating body scrub to slough off dead skin and increase blood circulation. Continue with a preferred body massage to reduce stress and relieve pain. Complete the package with a choice of signature Journey Enhancement, powerful mini treatment designed for your ultimate relaxation. Wellness and Well-being spa package is priced at 4,500 baht nett per person and 8,000 baht nett per couple for two hours from 10 am to 10 pm. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or pattaya.eforeaspa@hilton.com.

Americana Lock (Ude-Garami) from Side Control Side control is a great control position where you utilize your weight to control a struggling opponent, and two of the most effective, lowest risk submissions from side control are the Americana and Kimura locks. With or without gi, the Americana is always there, making it one of the more successful submissions in MMA.The Americana will teach you the BJJ principle of using two limbs of yours against your opponent’s single limb. And understanding the anatomy of the shoulder joint will help you use leverage to tap your opponent out. Common mistake is allowing the opponent’s elbow to drift away from their body. The further away his elbow is from his body the more it releases the tightness in the shoulder joint, and may even allow him to straighten the arm and escape.

URBAN HEALTHY CO., LTD. 64/2 Moo 1 Nongprue Soi 1, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 248 079 www.313trainingstudio.com

“Beyond Luxury” Spa Treatment at Kempinski The Spa, Bangkok Kempinski The Spa presents “Beyond Luxury” the ultimate in luxury spa treatment packages. “Beyond Luxury” lasts for three hours 30 minutes and begins with a 30-minute bath filled with premium mineral water from Italy (1,000 bottles of Acqua Panna) scented with lavender rose petals. The next stage of this amazing treatment is a pink Himalayan salt purifying body scrub (30 minutes), followed by a one-hour aromatic lavender hot oil massage. The treatment concludes with a luxury collagen “Forever Young” facial treatment by Valmont (90 minutes). Throughout the “Beyond Luxury” treatment, guests are served vintage Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne and the finest caviar. “Beyond Luxury” is priced at 120,000 baht per person, exclusive of 10 percent service charge and prevailing government tax. Available from May 1 until December 31, 2017. For more information, contact 02 162 9000 or email spa.siambangkok@kempinski.com.


L10

events

Vol. 05 No. 10 | May 16-31, 2017

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2017 The 13th Top of the Gulf Regatta Presented by Ocean Marina took place May 4-8, 2017 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya. 2017 is a milestone year for the Top of the Gulf Regatta as organisers welcomed the event's 3,000 entry. Founded in 2005 with the aim to create an international-standard sailing event in the Gulf of Thailand, Top of the Gulf Regatta has since grown to become Asia's largest multiclass regatta with 10 classes this year and more than 250 boats from Optimists to dinghies, IOM Radio Controlled boats, one-design Platus, IRC and cruising yachts, and ocean multihulls taking part. Presiding over the opening ceremony was Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports, who was joined by Admiral Kraisorn Chansuvanich, commander-in-chief of Royal Thai Navy and president of the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand; William Gasson, co-chairman of the Top of the Gulf Regatta Organising Committee; Kirati Assakul, director of Ocean Property Co., Ltd and co-chairman of the Top of the Gulf Regatta Organising Committee, and representatives from Chonburi Province and Pattaya City. Over the four days, sailors experienced a mixed bag of conditions and in the end it was the most consistent performer over each respective series that was crowned winner of the 13th Top of the Gulf Regatta. Podium results in each class IRC Racing 1 Emagine, Scott Bradley (11.0) THA72, Kevin Whitcraft (14.0) Loco, David Dimmock (14.0) IRC Racing 3 El Coyote, Gary Baguley (8.0) Nautical Wheeler, Martin Brown (15.0) Magic, David Bell (17.0) Cruising Lady Bubbly, Chris Mitchell (4.0) Le Vent, Pote Suyasinto (8.0) Thida Waree, Dwight Willis (11.0) Platu Team Viewpoint, Rolf Heemskerk (24.0) Easy Tiger 111, Chris Way (24.0) Naiad, Valeriy Dichenko (29.0) Ocean Multihulls Sonic, Kirati Assakul (8.0) Bladerunner 7, Bob Garner (10.0) The Top of the Gulf Regatta is supported by the Sports Authority of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, Pattaya City, Royal Varuna Yacht Club and the Royal Thai Navy.

photos by Guy Nowell

F&B Promotions Food Promotions for May 2017 at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya White asparagus is in season at Acqua The white asparagus season is short-lived, so make the most of it by enjoying this delicate, succulent dish in a variety of ways throughout May at Acqua, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya! The Acqua chefs are serving white asparagus cream soup with chunks of lobster at 550 baht ++, steamed white asparagus with creamy hollandaise sauce at 690 baht ++, white asparagus served with dry-cured Italian Parma ham at 890 baht ++, and white asparagus risotto with porcini mushrooms, at 690 baht ++. Acqua is the venue for enjoying the finest Italian cuisine, and is open every evening from 6 to 11 pm.

Gourmet pizza baked at Oasis

Enjoy the perfect pizza at Oasis, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, where the chefs have created three gourmet pizzas for you to enjoy at any time of the day or evening throughout May. Mascarpone Pizza is a thin-crust pizza topped with a creamy Italian mascarpone cheese and priced at 320 baht ++. Ricotta Spinach Pizza is an oven-baked folded pizza that is filled with the rich yet delicate combination of Italian ricotta cheese and spinach, and priced at 350 baht ++. For 380 baht ++, the Meat Lovers Pizza has a thin crust topped off with two types of cheese and a heaping of bacon, ham, pepperoni and hot sausage. Oasis offers indoor and outdoor seating. Located on the lobby level, the restaurant is open from 6 am to 11 pm.

Healthy green tea pastries served at Vistas Delicately flavoured and nutritious, green tea is a healthy component of cakes and desserts, and the pastry chefs at Vistas in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya are preparing three green tea specials throughout May. Green tea macaroon filled with red bean paste is priced at 85 baht ++, green tea opera cake layered with cream at 150 baht ++, and green tea cheesecake flavoured with vanilla at 120 baht ++. The green tea specials are served from 9 am to 10 pm at Vistas, sited just off the resort’s lobby and offering a dreamy view of Pattaya Bay. For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 981.


L11

escapades

Vol. 05 No. 10 | May 16-31, 2017

Kick Back and Chill in Singapore’s Newest Millennial Hotspot,

Hotel G Singapore Hotel G Singapore is Singapore’s newest lifestyle hotel, conveniently located in the city’s Museum and Arts District. With its trendy communal spaces, state-of-the-art fitness centre, high-speed Wi-Fi and instagrammable art displays dotted all over the hotel, it is no wonder that Hotel G Singapore is fast becoming the hotspot for millennials and locals alike. Hit Up the G Spot Located in Singapore’s trendy Arts District, Hotel G Singapore emulates its surroundings by integrating local arts and funky décor into its design. The 308-room hotel aims to provide a locally unique neighborhood experience and incorporates a lot of social aspects into its DNA of a lifestyle hotel. To cater to the needs of the millennial traveler, the hotel’s three room types – Good, Great and Greater – are all outfitted with the ultimate in internet connectivity, which includes complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and 32-inch flat screen IPTV systems equipped with mirroring options that allow guests to beam anything from their smart devices to the TV. What’s more, the hotel also provides dedicated smartphones offering complimentary local and international calls when travelers feel the need to connect as they explore the little red dot. This, on top of outfitting all communal spaces with a Wi-Fi-enabled environment, allows guests to enjoy a tech-enabled lifestyle within the hotel’s trendy and sociable spaces. Instagrammable moments can also be found all over the hotel, from its colorful and playful in-room dreamcatchers to captivating art pieces which has been carefully curated by acclaimed photo studio YellowKorner. The newly opened 24/7 gym is a haven for fitness buffs who can enjoy a “vintage atmosphere” of the state-of-the-

Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar

Greater Room

art gym, including treadmills with on-screen entertainment and boxing equipment. Take a Bite Out of Hollywood Known for its love to connect people, Hotel G Singapore extends its communal philosophy to its two unique dining concepts: the all-new 25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar and instant-favorite with the locals, Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar; each offering two different dining experiences catering to couples and friends alike. On one hand, newly opened 25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar is an American West Coast burger and liquor bar that first opened in the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with branches in Chicago and Bangkok. Named after the precise temperature difference between a raw and well-done hamburger, the cool American diner aims to satisfy hunger pangs with their five mouthwatering gourmet burgers, including their signature Number One, a veggie option and an attractive lunch set menu. Putting a twist of sophistication,

the 40-seat venue features dark paneled wood walls accented with vintage photographs reminiscent of Old Hollywood. Slightly rugged decor adorned with striking red patterned wallpaper and bricked window opening, complete with funky pop-rock music and prized bar seats overlooking the open kitchen, all add to the ambience of an Old Hollywood burger joint. With an option to ‘Craft Your Own’ burger and a daily happy hour offer from 3 to 7 pm, 25 Degrees is fast becoming the city’s hottest burger joint. Opening hours are Sundays to Thursdays, 11 am to 1 am; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 am. On the other hand, three-monthold Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar

is already a favorite haunt amongst locals. Helmed by acclaimed chef, Sylvain Royer, Ginett serves up relish grub in a swanky and contemporary space. Offering an unparalleled and sexy wine list which includes some of the finest French wines in the city, the trendy all-day establishment also offers delectable small plates and gourmet sharing dishes perfect to enjoy with friends or for couples on a date. Featuring high ceilings, an open mezzanine with private working spaces, booths, communal table and a classy marble-topped bar, Ginett is the perfect space for both work and play. Couples on date night can choose to dine in cosy private booths, whilst friends can opt to catch up over communal tables. In the day, the communal tables even double up as working spaces equipped with connectivity where guests can meet throughout the day, as a place to work by themselves or even hold casual meetings. Stay and Play With its eclectic mix of arts, tourist attractions, access to transport and connectivity, Hotel G Singapore is the city’s coolest lifestyle hotel that boasts a strong community feel with its shared communal spaces and social elements, ideal for young couples on a date or a bunch of friends looking for a hip spot to hang. It also offers the perfect escape for a weekend getaway with tempting staycation offers, providing

the perfect oasis and hangout spot to mingle, network and connect with locals and travelers alike. Escape from the daily grind with Hotel G Singapore’s special staycation package. Enjoy rates from SGD 188++ inclusive of breakfast for two, as well as 15 percent off at Ginett Restaurant and Wine Bar and 25 Burgers and Liquor Bar. (Applicable on food only. Not applicable in conjunction with any other promotions such as lunch set, happy hour or special menu.) Hotel G Singapore 200 Middle Road, Singapore Tel: +65 68 097 988 Email: sales@hotelgsingapore.com www.hotelgsingapore.com 25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar

Gym


L12

diversions

Vol. 05 No. 10 | May 16-31, 2017

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

music / new release

Back to Us – Rascal Flatts

Back to Us is the forthcoming 10th studio album by American country music trio Rascal Flatts. It is scheduled for release on May 19, 2017 through Big Machine Records. The group produced the album themselves, save one track on the deluxe edition which was produced by busbee. "Yours If You Want It" was released in January 2017 as the album's lead single. Country singer Lauren Alaina features on the track "Are You Happy Now", which was co-written by all three members of Rascal Flatts. "I Know You Won't" was previously recorded by Carrie Underwood on her 2007 album, Carnival Ride. The record's lead single, "Yours If You Want It", was released on January 9, 2017. One of the song's writers, Andrew Dorff, notably passed away shortly before its release.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR'S REVENGE

Release Date May 25, 2017 Lead Actors Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem Directors Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg Genre Action | Adventure Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of illfortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

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Release Date May 25, 2017 Lead Actors Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario Director Seth Gordon Genre Comedy

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Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

MG GS 1.5T – Compact, Stylish Family SUV

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and Bluetooth connectivity – the works! When the housewife goes shopping there's plenty of loading space with back seats that split 60/40 and fold down completely flat. Enough room for a new, tall fridge or a flat big screen TV. And there is an additional compartmentalized space for stuff above the spare wheel under the trunk floor. Thumbs up for this hidden feature. Furthermore, also the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB). No more pulling (with two hands) the old handbrake! Engine: Power comes from an all-

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aluminium turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engine pumping out 167 horsepower connected to a seven-speed automatic 'Sportronic' gearbox, with paddle shifters providing ample traction from low revs to full power. For long distance highway driving there is a cruise control. Fuel consumption. Petrol (some call it benzine!) or the more available gasohol 95 and E85. How thirsty? Approximately 15.5 kpl. Depending you driving style. Pro-active or economy. The drive: The sizzling hot Thai summer has arrived as we test the new MG GS 1.5T from Bangkok

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to Kamphaeng Phet province with mother-in-law, her cat “Cookie” in a cage and two poodles occupying the rear seat. Luggage in the trunk and wife “Madame” riding shotgun. First around Bangkok suburbia; commanding view, easy handling with a comfortably light steering. Later on the Bangkok to Nakhon Sawan highway on the long straights, the dinky MG GS 1.5T shows its capability thanks to the turbocharger. Enough torque for safe overtaking. When engaging the 7-speed paddle shifters (usually found in premium sport sedans)

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stepping-on-it becomes pure FUN! Braking performance is powerful and consistent, aided by reliable ABS, EDB and Curve Brake Control (CBC) synchronized systems. At the destination in Khlong Lan National Park on twisty gravel roads with traction control on/off the front wheel drive MG GS shows a solid balance between handling and ride. Verdict: With a winning combination of price, packaging, practicality and loaded with hi-tech features. This is a step in the right direction for the Chinese-owned iconic British brand

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assembled in Thailand. A test drive is recommended at the MG Driving Experience Centre on Srinakarin Road, close to Dusit Thani College and Seacon Square or at your nearest MG dealer. MG GS 1.5T X 2WD Engine: 4-cylinder 1.5-liter Turbo (Petrol) Power: 167 hp Torque: 250 Nm Transmission: 7-speed automatic Top speed: 190 km/h Fuel consumption: 15.5 km/liter Price: 990,000 baht www.mgcars.com


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Thailand’s Real Estate Roller Coaster

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Bata Organizes Annual International Fashion Weekend in Prague

Exterior and façade of Siam Discovery – The Exploratorium

Siam Discovery wins World Retail Award 2017 for Store Design of the Year

World Retail Award 2017 in Store Design of the Year category

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iam Piwat Co., Ltd., owner and operator of worldrenowned retail destinations such as Siam Paragon, Siam Center, and Siam Discovery, as well as main partner and owner of IconSiam, the iconic landmark of Thailand’s prosperity by the Chao Phraya River, has further cemented its position as ‘the Icon of Innovative lifestyle’ in the retail and real estate business after Thailand’s only hybrid retail store Siam Discovery - The Exploratorium has won the World Retail Award for Store Design of the Year — another testament to the company’s success in retail business expansion, ushering in a new chapter in the history of Thailand’s retail industry by becoming the first and only Thailand company to receive such accolade from this prestigious

award show. In winning the World Retail Award for Store Design of the Year, Siam Discovery - The Exploratorium not only beat its world-class competitors but was also the only Asian mall to rank in the top ten for the Best Experience Initiative category. Chadatip Chutrakul, chief executive officer of Siam Piwat Co., Ltd., stated, “After having launched our five-year policy and investment plan in 2014, Siam Piwat has consolidated its position as the ‘thought-leader’ and aims to incorporate ‘novel experiences that meet the customers’ needs’ in its every core business. We have invested in new businesses, especially retail businesses, and introduced Continued on page 4/24

Chadatip Chutrakul, CEO Siam Piwat Co., Ltd. attended World Retail Awards 2017 ceremony as the winner of Store Design of the Year category


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Property

Thailand’s Real Estate Roller Coaster Thailand’s real estate sector is more fun than a barrel of Lopburi monkeys, and when it comes to monkey business, there’s no place quite like Phuket. I can still remember back when Phuket conjured visions of multimillion-dollar villas on hillsides with breathtaking sea views, but something happened along the way. It seems as if Phuket has another facet of notoriety which involves court rooms, nasty legal disputes and fearful foreigners not knowing what their legal rights are concerning property leases and purchases. Imagine how it must look to visitors from abroad who fall in love with the country after only a few days and envision making their home in the Land of Smiles. Many begin such a journey in

Bangkok, where they may begin to do research and due diligence to learn how they can secure (own or lease) a home here. And that is where the Thailand real estate roller coaster begins. It starts with a slow, smooth climb upwards when the farang scans The Nation and sees the headline: “Property sector welcomes 99-year leases!” In reading the article by Somluck Srimalee, the visitor may be encouraged to envision that his dream can soon become a reality. Such an article touting 99-year leases is enough to get a tourist’s confidence level way up there as the Thai real- estate roller coaster ride reaches the top. The view is exciting and the possibilities are endless. Now it is time to start looking at properties, but first they must

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

decide where in Thailand they might like to live. So many foreigners have heard about the magic and mystique of Phuket and its incredible dream homes, and might even book a flight to the romantic island. But imagine that while they are relaxing on the plane, they open an updated copy of The Nation and see the headline: “Phuket Court declares long-term leases unenforceable, again!” Again! Oh my God! That’s when the once inspired property shopper’s head starts spinning and he begins to get nauseous as the real-estate roller coaster begins its downward plunge. This is just one more blatant example of how this country’s political loose cannons can damage and jeopardize an entire industry with a single newspaper headline.

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

It is sad, even pathetic, because there seems to be no stopping these political and judicial big shots from poisoning the legal system with their latest whims. Whims that not only dampen foreigners’ desires to live in Thailand, but that also negatively impact entire industries here. I can remember just a few years ago when a top political figure threatened to expose all the foreign-involved nominee companies holding land and house properties as assets. In fact, in my 26 years in Thailand I have seen such threats every other year or so, frightening—if not shocking— thousands and thousands of foreign property owners. Yet in my 26 years I have never seen the perpetrators of these threats get out of their easy chairs to implement such hostile warnings and ultimatums. Not once. Worse yet, they do not even have the decency to retract their frivolous threats. Nobody wins in situations like this. Nobody. Neither the Thai government nor the Thai people, and certainly not the foreigners. Every time I see something like this happening I’m reminded of one of my own favorite idioms: Why shoot yourself in the foot when your face is so much closer? What are they thinking? And when is this country going to enter the 21st century along with all its ASEAN neighbors? When does the xenophobia stop? When will this nation realize that we live in a global community that loves vacationing here and might also like to live here...in peace, absent the inexorable volatility and

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

insecurity? Just as every other economic sector, we want to promote an image of stability and dependability in Thai real estate. We want foreigners to visit Thailand knowing that they can lease or purchase a property here without the worry that some political figure or land office official will change the rules. Thailand has a bright future, and there is no time like the present to begin reshaping the views of government and citizens towards expats living here in their own homes! Thailand must stop this real estate roller coaster by instituting laws and regulations that lay the foundation for a smooth and easy path to foreign home ownership. We need only look around Thailand to recognize that the future is bringing us more and more fast transit opportunities. Whether it is the Chinese, Malaysians, Indonesians or Singaporeans coming to Thailand on projected high-speed trains or international guests arriving at new and revamped airline terminals, the world is on the move. And millions of global citizens are heading here. Let’s overhaul our approach to foreigners’ property interests with progressive laws and regulations that reflect their needs and security while at the same time fulfilling the goals of the Thai property industry and government officials that oversee it. Let’s leave the roller coasters for the entertainment venues and offer foreigners a safe, secure and truly world-class experience entering our Thai real estate market.

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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Legal Advice L E G A L A DV I C E Notarization of Documents

by Magna Carta Law Office

What is notarization? Notarization or notarial act is the official frauddeterrent process of examining, certifying and recordkeeping performed by a notary public or notarial services attorney that solidifies the important document as trustworthy. It is a requirement of many countries that personal or commercial documents originating from or signed in another country to be notarized before they can be officially used or before they can be legally recognized. Once notarized, a document will have more legal credibility. Why are we being asked to notarize certain documents? It is an assurance by a duly appointed and unbiased notary public that a document is authentic, that its signature is genuine, and that its signer acted without coercion or intimidation. A notary certifies that the person signing the document is who they claim to be and that they signed the document in front of a notarial services attorney. What is a notary public or notarial services attorney? A notary public is a person of integrity who is appointed to act as an impartial witness to the signing of an important transaction and to perform a notarial act which validates the transaction. A notary’s primary purpose is to prevent fraud and forgery by requiring the personal presence of the signer and satisfactorily identifying the signer. In Thailand, unlike other countries, only lawyers/attorneys are given the authority to function as notarial services attorneys through the regulations of the Lawyers Council. For an attorney in Thailand to become a notarial services attorney, he must pass a special legal training course from the Lawyers Council in order to get a notary’s license or attestation. What are the functions of a notarial services attorney? A notarial services attorney may execute the following functions: l Attestation of signature l Certifying true copy of documents l Attestation of ID such as passport, driver’s license

l Authentication of title deeds l Administrating an oath and affirmation l Testimony and oath and affirmation (affidavit) l Attestation of address l Confirmation of birth certificate l Certification of translations l Verification of documents l Power of attorney l Witnessing contracts and other related documents What documents normally require notarization? Examples of documents commonly notarized are passports, bank statements, land title deeds, contracts, power of attorney, applications for international visa, etc. Is notarization required by law? Yes, it is required for many documents. Certain affidavits, real estate deeds and other documents may not be legally binding unless they are duly notarized. How do I get my document notarized? Be sure to take an unsigned document to the notary as you will be required to sign them in front of the notarial services attorney. You will be asked to present your original proof of identification with photo and signature such as passport or other government issued ID. Your document shall be signed and marked with a stamp or seal to indicate that the signature is legitimate and it wasn’t somebody else pretending as you. Aside from the notary signature, what particular details must be supplied by the notarial services attorney? Be sure to check that the document has been marked with a seal or stamp. The notation must correctly identify the date and place of notarization, the full name, title, certificate validity date, and license number of the notarial services attorney. Does notarization mean that a document and its content are accurate or legal? Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of the content of the documents they notarize; they merely certify the identity of signers and have no obligation to verify a document’s content. The signers are responsible for the content of their documents. May a notary refuse to serve people? Notaries should not refuse to serve anyone because of religion, nationality or lifestyle. A notarial services attorney is only required by law to refuse service to anyone if they have a good reason to suspect fraud and the signer cannot reasonably prove his or her identity and general competence. Can a document with blank spaces be notarized? A blank line is an invitation for fraud.  Prior to notarization, documents should be entirely completed except for the space intended for the signature of the bearer as the document must be signed in front of the notarial services attorney.

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Special Feature VISA

BRITAIN

NEW SERVICE

Renew Your UK Passport Without Visiting Bangkok The procedure for obtaining or renewing a British passport in Thailand is now complex. We can assist you, check forms and documents and submit the application and collect the passport on your behalf. Our comprehensive visa services also include: - Visas for Thais visiting all countries worldwide - Visa extensions for foreigners in Thailand - Retirement, marriage and education visas

Siam Discovery wins World Retail Award Continued from page 1/21 2017 for Store Design of the Year new ideas to expand the success of the retailers and our business allies, so that we can always offer fresh and exciting experiences. " Following the core investment plan, Siam Piwat wrote a new chapter in Thailand’s retail history by relaunching Siam Discovery as the country’s largest lifestyle specialty store. Siam Discovery – The Exploratorium is a conceptual twist on medium-size retail business by incorporating innovative ideas, a proof of Siam Piwat’s much-coveted success in making a difference in retail. “We understand that the life

cycle of a retail business has been shortened considerably: some product categories/ brands achieve huge popularity for only a limited period of time due to consumers’ continuous search for newness as well as the rise of e-commerce and online shopping. Siam Piwat puts each and every detail into consideration for each and every project. All the projects that have been developed during the past three years follow four key strategic rules to ensure long-term success: 1) To innovate and stay ahead of others 2) Being customer-centric 3) The creation of shared values and

Chadatip with World Retail Award 2017 Trophy 4) Building partnerships,” added Chadatip.

- Company registration and work permits - Marriage service and registration - English teaching and test centre

Successful business record for almost 20 years Central Void at G Floor

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The M floor is called His Lab and is the answer to all the needs of gentlemen

The G floor is called Her Lab. It offers modern fashion goods and services for ladies

Bata Organizes Annual International Fashion Weekend in Prague New designs and collections unveiled, brand manifesto launched

The international footwear manufacturer Bata hosted its annual Fashion Weekend in Prague, Czech Republic. Every year this event attracts a veritable who is who from the fashion and lifestyle industries, as well as media from around the world that are eager to feature the brand’s newest collections and innovative designs. It was an action-packed, full of fashion and fun for Bata and their

guests from around the world. It started with a public event at La Fabrika, one of Prague’s most classy venues. There guests had a chance to see Bata’s most-loved collections, watch how certain shoe models are made by hand, participate in creative workshops and interact with the company’s brand ambassadors such as Andrea Serna from Colombia, Karina Rivera from Peru, Terezie Kovalova and Tonya Graves, both

from the Czech Republic. The evening event on April 22 made up the highlight of the weekend with a state-of-the-art fashion show that flaunted all the newest designs and styles and ways they can be combined with this season’s trendy looks. Furthermore, Bata launched its global brand manifesto #ComfortableWithIt and honored Adam Kost and Linda Zabilková, the two winners of its first Young Designer Challenge. But this was by far not all. Among several other surprises throughout the evening, Czech hit-singer Tonya Graves performed her newest song “Me”, giving the audience goosebumps and making sure they all got the full Bata experience at the 2017 Fashion Show. “We are thrilled to have hosted the Bata Fashion Show once again and were happy to welcome both local and international guests. We were particularly excited that that Kai Kusuma Chaiyaporn, editor-in-chief from L’Officiel Thailand, and Guitar Patinya Kyokong, fashion editor from Marie Claire, accompanied us to Prague as VIP guests. This was a great opportunity to share Bata’s unique style and our newest collections with them in Bata’s home country,” said Guntanit Premjaisuk, marketing manager, Bata Thailand.


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Business News New online travel company offers a host of Visa and Thailand Ministry of options for the independent business traveler Tourism and Sports celebrate 20 Years of cooperation

The launch of the membershipbased online travel company BudgetBusinessTravel.com last month gives business travelers from around the world a chance to significantly change the way they plan and manage their itineraries for the better. This is made possible by the website’s customer oriented approach, their advantageous prices and their sophisticated rewards program. The number of people booking trips through online travel agencies (OTA) is growing steadily and shows no sign of stopping. Especially independent business travelers rely heavily on OTAs as they must book and manage their company trips by themselves rather than relying on expensive travel management firms. However, since the standard OTAs focus on leisure travelers, independent business travelers are often ignored as a target market. Having experienced this himself, the founder and owner of BudgetBusinessTravel.com, Steve Harrop, decided to create a booking engine that would address the needs of independent business travelers. Over the past year, he developed his business idea and built the BudgetBusinessTravel. com website. It features a clean, easy-to-navigate interface that focuses on user-friendliness and enables all members to quickly find and book the best rates on hotels and flights.

What sets BudgetBusinessTravel apart from other OTA however, is that, apart from being able to book their own trips, members have the option to request assistance from their personal account manager at any time, 24/7. This service will make it a lot easier for business travelers to update their itineraries and change bookings quickly and without having to pay unnecessary processing fees. Another strong benefit of BudgetBusinessTravel is their unique seven-level rewards program. Members can progress from one level to the next by booking more trips on the website or by referrals. That way they can unlock additional, concierge-like services and benefit from discounts on their trips. What makes this program unique though, is that

everybody maintains his level and its perks for life. Unlike other loyalty programs where participants lose their status after a certain time of inactivity, BudgetBusinessTravel guarantees its members lifetime access to their benefits. “Today close to 55 percent of travelers book their trips online and this number has been growing around 12 percent p.a. in recent years. Independent business travelers are a large part of this 55 percent but are often overlooked by the travel industry. This is why BudgetBusinessTravel really fills a gap in the world of OTAs. It addresses the needs of independent business travelers in a way that will make traveling for work a lot less stressful through high-quality customer service and an attractive rewards program,” explains Steve.

Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports, welcomed Chris Clark, Visa group executive for Asia-Pacific, at the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. During the visit, Clark thanked Kobkarn for the 20 years of cooperation between Visa and Thai tourism authorities, and discussed opportunities to further strengthen their partnership and drive tourism in Thailand. The long-standing partnership between Visa and Tourism Authority of Thailand has resulted in a number of high-profile campaigns, boosting sustainable tourism revenues.

This year also marks the 18th anniversary of “Amazing Thailand Grand Sale”. Subsequently, campaigns such as “Thailand Spectacular Year End” and “Thailand Splash and Spice” were introduced to provide consistent attractions for visitors throughout the year. Most recently, Visa launched the “Not a Tourist: See Thailand through Local Eyes” campaign that invited residents of Thailand to share photographs of local activities, foods, and places on social media to encourage tourists to experience Thailand at a deeper and more meaningful level.

Royal Cliff named among the Top 100 World Best Hotels in Starway Tourism Awards

PEACH awarded Thailand MICE Venue Standard Certificate Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) was awarded the prestigious MICE Venue Standard Certificate issued by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). TCEB initiated the Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) in 2013 to develop Thailand’s meetings

and exhibitions venues. Due to its nationwide success, it is used as a framework adopted by other ASEAN nations in developing a common standard across the region. Thailand leads the development of the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (AMVS) and will host the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 (ATF 2018)

in Chiang Mai. This year, a total of 101 venues have been certified under the Thailand MICE Venue Standard 2017. The certificate recognizes PEACH’s outstanding meeting facilities that meet internationally recognized standards making it a leading MICE venue not just in Pattaya but in Thailand as a whole. “We are delighted to once again receive the MICE Venue Standard Certificate from the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). This recognizes our exemplary meeting facilities and services as well as cements our reputation as a premier MICE destination.” Vitanart Vathanakul, executive director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group said. “Receiving this certificate showcases our exceptional ability to successfully accommodate the needs of different MICE groups and indicates the strength of our competent events team together with our unrivaled facilities.”

The Royal Cliff Beach Hotel and Royal Cliff Beach Terrace remained as top popular destinations for the Russian market as they were recently voted into the Top 100 World Best Hotels in the Starway Tourism Awards 2016. Now in its 14th year, the awards are presented by Coral Travel, one of Russia’s leading tour operators, to outstanding properties worldwide based on customer surveys and feedback. Royal Cliff continues to set a high benchmark as it continues to impress guests from around the world with its outstanding services and facilities Thailand and Pattaya are considered favourite destinations worldwide for Russian travelers. The award signifies its willingness to innovate, the exceptional quality

of its services and its dedication in providing extraordinary guest experiences. Making it into Coral Travel’s top 100 World’s Best Hotel list has created a new high point for the group which has so far won over 200 prominent national and international awards. Travelers who stay in properties which are amongst the Top 100 Starway World Best Hotels 2016 are assured of garnering excellent services and a first-rate stay at a great value. Book your stay directly with Royal Cliff and get the best price guaranteed along with value-added optional extras that will enhance your hotel experience by visiting www.royalcliff.com, contacting reservations at 038 250 421 ext. 2732 or e-mail reservations@ royalcliff.com.


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Business News Biggest Advertising Festival returns to PEACH ADFEST 2017 marks an important milestone as Asia’s most celebrated and recognized regional creative festival as it celebrates its 20th anniversary at the awardwinning Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall. With over 1,000 creative campaigns, the advertising industry’s much anticipated event successfully brought together talented and innovative minds to gather, network, share ideas and create new connections. Under the theme “20 years of diversity” which reflects ADFEST’s passion and celebration of the region’s richness and cultural diversity, delegates had the chance to experience live feeds, innovative workshops and collaborative sessions along with networking events that provided plenty of chances to meet new acquaintances in the region. Founded in 1988, ADFEST

is an annual advertising festival that celebrates and raises the standards of creativity designed to promote and recognize creative excellence. PEACH was abuzz with excitement as over 1,200 delegates from 37 countries across the world converged once again in its massive halls and were given the unique learning opportunity through seeing creative artworks, exchanging ideas and listening to inspiring speakers

from prominent companies such as Google and YouTube, D&AD, Cheil Worldwide, BBDO, AKQA, Chang & Iris and many more. Throughout the four day event, Adfest 2017 brought together a diverse range of gifted personalities from industry leaders to young and talented newbies who were eager to showcase their creativity through their exceptional works and innovative designs. Prem Calais, general manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, presented the Tree Planting Certificate to Vinit Suraphongchai, founder of the Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (ADFEST). Reaffirming its commitment to environmental conservation excellence, Royal Cliff has an exciting tree planting program where Flame trees would be planted in various vital locations around the city on behalf of the companies who select PEACH as the venue for their events.

Ananda Hua Hin Resort and Spa brings dynamic meetings and memorable events to life in Thailand’s beloved royal seaside destination Ananda Hua Hin Resort and Spa has unveiled the largest ever grand ballroom to grace Thailand’ s royal seaside resort town, offering an impressive indication of the newly opened hotel’ s comprehensive range of MICE facilities and ‘bleisure’ services. The expansive, flexile space covers some 900 square metres and can be used for conferences, exhibitions, meetings or celebrations. The full ballroom comfortably accommodates 700 delegates in a theatre configuration or 500 guests for a banquet. The space can also be re-configured to offer up to five smaller meeting or event venues. Fitted with all the latest tools and technologies for high-tech events and presentations, the unrivalled MICE facilities at Ananda Hua Hin Resort and Spa occupy a totally independent building with a dedicated entrance and foyer that connects to the main lobby of the contemporary five-star beach resort. The meeting spaces feature leading-edge technology including digital PA systems, wireless high-

speed Internet access, audio-visual equipment and adjustable sound and lighting. The sheer size and scope of the facilities will make Ananda Hua Hin Resort and Spa a leading location in Thailand for professional meetings, events, and conferences, as well as large-scale weddings and celebrations. The flexible venues are made all the more appealing thanks to an extensive choice of accommodation options within Ananda Hua Hin Resort and Spa itself, which includes rooms, suites and luxurious private pool villas. These amenities are further enhanced by world-class cuisine, an expansive high-end spa and creative activity programs that have been carefully designed to suit every event, from small-scale brainstorming sessions to sizeable conferences. “Our range of resort, beach and town based activities are designed to challenge, motivate and inspire participants to break down barriers, communicate openly and collaborate effectively to achieve results,” explains David Barrett, consultant, MICE, Ananda Hua Hin Resort and

Spa. “Customized corporate team building activities include the Resort Challenge, which is a scavenger hunt around the grounds, and the Bike a Build Donation, where teams construct a bike and donate it to underprivileged children.” Adding to the variety of activities and accommodation types on offer, the resort also offers an enticing choice of dining venues serving a wide selection of global cuisines. The resort’ s all-day dining restaurant, Staa’ s, begins the day well with a continuously changing daily breakfast buffet featuring some 300 items. After a morning session, Aqua poolside eatery serves a choice of pastas, burgers, seafood and TexMex dishes as well as nachos, fajitas and pizza from the oven. Later for dinner, Brezza signature beachfront restaurant delivers fresh seafood with an Italian touch in two pavilions with outdoor dining and a beachside lawn, while the night is made bright at the stylish Blue Biscuit Jazz and Blues Bar, which serves creole specialties to complement the range of top drawer drinks and regular live music performances.

Emirates opens bigger, better Bangkok Airport Lounge

Emirates’ premium and loyal customers can now enjoy even greater levels of comfort, hospitality and convenience with the opening of a new, larger Emirates Airport Lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport. All Emirates First Class and Business Class passengers, as well as Platinum and Gold Skywards members, have complimentary access to the new lounge, which has an increased seating capacity of 202, and will serve approximately 450 customers per day.

cold gourmet buffet, featuring local and international dishes and an extensive beverage service, including premium champagnes and wines. The Bangkok Lounge also has toilet and shower facilities, a prayer room, a fully equipped business centre with state of the art touch screen workstations and complimentary Wi-Fi and, of course, dedicated lounge staff to complete Emirates’ trademark lounge experience. Emirates’ growing global

Bangkok’s bigger and better lounge is the latest to benefit from Emirates’ 12 billion-plus baht (US$365.4 million) ongoing investment in upgrading and refurbishing its 41 dedicated Airport Lounges around the world. Completed at a cost of 76.4 million baht (US$2.2 million) to better serve Emirates’ expanding customer base, the new Bangkok Lounge ensures travelers enjoy a seamless and enjoyable journey where they are able to rest or work from the moment they start their travel, to the moment they arrive at their destination. Designed in line with Emirates’ new contemporary and fresh lounge concept, with bespoke artwork and furnishings, the Bangkok Lounge offers a relaxing ambiance and a pleasant view of the Airport Garden at West Wing. Customers also have access to Emirates’ range of award-winning services, including comfortable leather armchairs, LED TVs, a dedicated dining area with a choice of bar seating, and an extensive menu of complimentary hot and

network of lounges, combined with the luxurious Chauffeur Drive service, provides Emirates customers with a luxurious extension of its award-winning service, from the very start to the end of their journey. In addition to Bangkok, and the seven lounges at its hub Dubai International Airport, Emirates also has dedicated lounges at Auckland, , Beijing, Birmingham, Boston, Brisbane, Cape Town, Colombo, Delhi, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, Narita, New York - JFK, Paris - Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Rome, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Zurich, representing an investment of over US$350 million. Emirates offers seven flights per day from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Dubai International Airport, six of which are via the iconic Emirates Airbus A380 and one flight via Boeing 777.

Officially opened on April 1st, Ananda Hua Hin Resort and Spa is quickly making a name for itself as an oasis of modern beachside elegance away from the hustle of Hua Hin Town. With a fresh, beachside ambience and easy access from Bangkok, the resort’ s location just north of Hua Hin makes it an excellent choice for companies, organizations or individuals looking to hold a successful, memorable event.

“While the accommodation, dining, spa, meeting and events facilities at the resort are second to none, it is our attentive and professional team that really makes the stay with us a special one,” says Nigel Tovey, the resort’ s general manager. “We do not simply meet, but exceed guests’ expectations, and we work tirelessly as a team to serve every group and individual’s unique hospitality needs.”


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Issue 09

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Business News Mӧvenpick Hotels and Resorts signs agreement to manage its first resort in the Maldives Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts has signed an agreement to manage its first resort in the Maldives. The planned 105-unit resort, Mӧvenpick Resort and Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives, will be situated on the remote Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll, providing a desirable sanctuary surrounded by

pristine natural beauty in the exclusive northern part of the Maldives. It is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2018. The contemporary tropical resort will combine comfort and style, with 33 Beach Villas and 72 Over Water Villas. While designed as a destination for relaxing

and rejuvenating escapes offering a high degree of privacy, the resort will also feature an array of onsite recreational facilities to entertain a wide range of guests, from honeymooners to adventurous families. Located in one of the Maldives’ most idyllic atolls, the resort will be one of the few exclusive properties in the area to offer guests an opportunity to completely immerse themselves in spectacular scenery and untouched nature. Many of the surrounding islands are still uninhabited. “It’s no secret that the Maldives is a much sought after holiday destination that is still increasing in popularity and our spectacular resort represents a significant

New hotel opening pushes small hotel trend in Thailand

Eschewing the grand for the petite, Hua Hin’s newest retreat, Hotel Bocage, may be small with just six rooms, but it’s thinking big when it comes to luxury. The hotel, which soft-opened in April 2017, has opted for a small scale approach to the number of rooms, but has maxed out room area, privacy, views and sophistication. Sleek open plan rooms and suites with a crisp colour palette of white and grey, range in size from 42 to 75 square meters (452 to 807 square feet). Luxury Italian designer brands have been tapped for the decor with plush beds by Porro, contemporary sofas by Living Divani and freestanding tubs and sanitary ware by Antonio Lupi. Floor to ceiling sliding doors lead to private balconies, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, in this resort town located just 2.5 hours from Bangkok. Given its location atop the open-air lifestyle destination development Seenspace, which opened in December 2016, the hotel abstained from developing a restaurant in-house so that guests can explore the range of restaurants and cafes below. Alternatively, guests may request in room dining, prepared by one of the restaurants. For those who want to explore further afield, the property has partnered with Star Flag, a Mercedes Benz limo service for transfers and tours. Hotel Bocage also harnesses the latest in hospitality technology with the objective to streamline many elements of a stay and add an extra level of privacy for its guests. These include the option of accessing the guest room from the guest's smart phone. “In an area saturated with big resort-style properties, Hotel Bocage is forging a new path when it comes to intimate, uncomplicated stays,” said Grant Healy, CEO of Louis T Collection, the hotel’s management company. "Louis T Collection’s journey started by seeking

out unique properties and opportunities for authentic experiences that travellers of today are looking for. This is exactly what Duangrit Bunnag is trying to achieve through the creation of Hotel Bocage.” The acclaimed Thai architect, Duangrit Bunnag, is the mastermind behind the project. Bunnag’s work has received a number of awards, including most recently “Asia's Best Building of the Year 2015” for the Naka Phuket Resort and winner in 2015 of The Arcasia Awards for Architecture, an Asia-wide accolade. “It has always been a dream of mine to create a brand that allows me to have an ongoing relationship with a project. My dream is coming true through our creation of Hotel Bocage,” said Duangrit Bunnag. “I am blessed to be collaborating with partners that have the same heart filled spirit in Louis T Collection, Poro, Living Divana, Antonio Lupi, Design Hotels and Star Flag to make this a reality”. Bunnag and Louis T Collection have been working on the new development since entering a strategic partnership in June 2016. Through the new venture, Louis T Collection will be collaborating on the development on a number of projects with Bunnag and his design services arm, Brisk. Hotel Bocage is the second property in Thailand to come into Louis T´s fold. In 2015, the group acquired the Mantra Samui Resort in Koh Samui, which has reopened following extensive renovations. The company has historically strong ties to the country through its namesake Louis T Leonowens, a 19th century gentleman who made his fortune in Thailand, establishing the trading company, Louis T. Leonowens Ltd. The Louis T Collection is renewing this spirit of discovery today. For more information about Hotel Bocage and its three categories of accommodation, visit hotelbocage.com

entry for Mövenpick into this world-renowned island hideaway,” said Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President Asia Andrew Langdon. “We look forward to introducing guests at Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives to Mӧvenpick’s signature style, hospitality and service once it opens in 2018.” Rich in marine life and excellent diving opportunities, the waters surrounding the resort will play an integral role in its appeal through a variety of above and underwater experiences. The resort will feature a comprehensive dive centre, beach sports activity centre, exclusive guest-only super yacht, as well as a small scale marine research centre and private marina.

The first Marine National Park (MNP) in the Maldives, which consists of a group of nine uninhabited islands commonly known as Edu Faru, is approximately 15 minutes from the resort via speedboat. The popular Christmas Tree Rock and Orimas Thila dive sites are also an easy boat ride away. Enticing wellness and

recreational facilities will include a luxurious spa with 14 private treatment rooms. Other features include a tranquil yoga pavilion, a state of the art gym, water sports centre, volleyball and tennis courts. The resort will also have a business centre, library and retail boutique to further ensure guests enjoy a convenient and carefree stay.

Mazda launches Mazda Premium Insurance campaign Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd. (MST) is moving ahead at full steam, and is strengthening all parts of its business in the country. The most recent development revolves around after-sales customer experience and Mazda has joined hands with leading insurance broker TISCO Bank in offering special privileges through the “Mazda Premium Insurance” (MPI) program. The new insurance campaign takes effect right from the showroom and is designed to create customer loyalty through excellent after sales experience. TISCO Bank is now an official insurance broker for MST, offering insurance for all models and for both existing and new customers. With the Mazda Premium Insurance (MPI), today customers are entitled to repair their vehicles at Mazda showroom and service centers, along with body and paint repair centers approved by Mazda. Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk, president of Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd., said with the growing number of Mazda vehicles on the road during the past several years, the company has always prioritized after-sales service in order to create maximum customer satisfaction. “We are working on improving the customer experience and appointed Tisco as our official insurance broker, serving all Mazda customers with the Mazda Premium Insurance policy,” he said. “Mazda and Tisco have long been business allies, and they have been providing our customers with captive financing, drawing positive customer response throughout the years,” Chanchai said. “This latest cooperation will strengthen the relationship of both companies as well as provide Mazda customers with a more complete after-sales service experience. Mazda customers can choose from a large variety of attractive insurance offers from leading insurance companies in Thailand that have been carefully selected by Tisco.”

Sakchai Peechapat, president of Tisco Bank, said Tisco is delighted to win the trust of MST in providing brokerage services, with the most attractive premiums being selected for all Mazda customers. “The purpose in this collaboration between Mazda and Tisco is creating the highest level of confidence ad satisfaction for Mazda customers,” he said. “Customers have a variety of attractive choices from five insurance companies selected by Tisco. In addition, we also provide experts to advise customers as well as taking care of the paperwork. This will give customers speedy service and convenience 24 hours a day.” The Mazda Premium Insurance program consists of a first-class insurance premium covering various damages and offering various privileges from Mazda. They include genuine Mazda parts and repair at Mazda body and paint facility, or at Mazda approved facilities around the country, 12-month/20,000km

warranty, quick one-day approval for repair (not over 20,000 baht), five-year Mazda Premium Insurance package plus discount for customers with good records. Other benefits include 24-hour roadside assistance, towing service, and technical advice in the event of accident or emergency. For more information, interested customers can call the Mazda Premium Insurance call center at Tel. 0-2633-6066 on 24 hours every day or email: customer@ tiscoinsure.com


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Boat for Sale

1990 Arriva 24ft Ski/ Offshore Boat For Sale. This is 1 of 200 24ft Arriva’s (sports division of Bayliner) built. There are 5 of these imported to Thailand in the late 90’s. This boat is fully restored with an all new custom built 454, 420 HP Chevrolete Engine. Bravo 1 Drive. Other features include: New Upholstery, All exterior in As New condition. Original Paint, Less than 100 total hours of use since built, Less than 50 hours on new engine, Galvanized Ta n d e m A x l e s p r u n g trailer, Thai Registration, Windlass Anchor, Complete new wiring and gauges, New Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Roller Rockers, Eldelbrook Manifolds & Rocker Covers. Reduced from US$40,000 for fast sale US$ 35,000. Contact: info@ driftersbeachcafe.com

Business Opportunities

STARS RESORT (near Pheonix Golf Course) for sale or rent. Ideal as a private club, tourist, golf or retirement centre. A secluded resort with a swimming pool and eight villas set in tropical gardens all with en suite and resort front parking for 20 plus cars. Front complex consists of kitchen, large bar and restaurant plus security room with CCTV and cameras.

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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

( p t m b o - s n 1 3 1 5 ) Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required. 50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304 (ptmbo-sn1115)Resort for Sale. A beautiful resort set in over 2 Rai of land in a tranquil area of Pattaya, but within 20 minutes drive of the town centre. The resort comprises of 9 (nine) chalets, a swimming pool, a large clubhouse/bar/restaurant with full kitchen facilities and seating for over 100 customers + 2 staff rooms. The land is leasehold with 11 years still remaining. The lease has been registered in a company name at the land office. The land rent is paid annually and is fixed for the full term of the lease at an exceptional rate. There is room for expansion and building permits can be obtained to build a further 9 chalets. This is a rare business opportunity and viewing is highly recommended. The business comes with a limited company. Sale Price: THB 7.80 million. Owner Finance Available. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com.

Services Provided

Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.   The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.   Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038-373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment.

Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0972549072 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place.

Education & Training

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

Houses for Sale

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.

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House for Sale. Land Area: 198 Talangwah, 4 bedrooms with A/C, 4 bathrooms with hot water, one Jacuzzi, 2 living rooms, dining room, office room, 9 Airconditioning u n i t s , Eu r o p e a n s t y l e kitchen, separate bar, salt water swimming pool with outdoor shower, picnic area and verandah by the pool, fully furnished, double pane windows throughout, solar water heater for kitchen and bathrooms, alarm and CCTV, automatic outdoor lights, remote control gate. Government water and well water for the pool and garden. Minimum 50% down payment and 7% year interest on the balance for two years. 14 Million Baht. Call 094 557 3013 Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 9.5 million baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). 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 (PR2567) 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) Gre a t D e a l Ho m e i n Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or

visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 2 5 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 4 + 1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Se l l i n g Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 2 0 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 5 + 1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 6 6 0 Sq m . Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR1158)


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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

Houses for Sale

Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465)

Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 3 6 0 Sq m . Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052)

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,

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

Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1154) Un i q u e a n d Sp a c i o u s Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Ma g n i f i c e n t C o u n t r y Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004)

Houses for Rent

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

Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate 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) Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Rental Price 50,000 baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). 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 (PR2567)

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Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

Condos for Sale

(ptmcfs-c1716)FIRE SALE! Kieng Talay, Soi 6 Pratamnak. 48 corner studio on 5 th floor. Refurbished and fully furnished to very high standard. New kitchen, built-in wardrobes and new furniture. Great view of sea and swimming pool from corner balcony. Just been reduced from 1.9 to 1,690,000 baht for cheap quick sale (in foreign name). Call 084-529-9939 (English) 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

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081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1896) 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)


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Sp a c i o u s 1 B e d r o o m Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3478) Sa n c t u a r y C o n d o f o r Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4468)

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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) Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 10.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 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 (PR2507) B e a c h f ro n t L i v i n g i n Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email:

premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 45,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 99 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 (PR1255) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 1 B e d r o o m / 1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284)

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1990 Arriva 24ft Ski/ Offshore Boat Forsale

This is 1 of 200 24ft Arriva’s (sports division of Bayliner) built. There are 5 of these imported to Thailand in the late 90’s. This boat is fully restored with a all new custom built 454, 420 HP Chevrolete Engine. Bravo 1 Drive. Other features include: • New Upolstry • All exterior in As New condition. Original Paint • Less than 100 total hours of use since built • Less than 50 hours on new engine • Galvenised Tandem Axle sprung trailer • Thai Registration • Windlass Anchor • Complete new wiring and gauges • New Aluminium Cylinder Heads, Roller Rockers, Eldelbrook Manifolds & Rocker Covers

Reduced from US$40,000 for fast sale

US$ 35,000

Contact: info@driftersbeachcafe.com

G o r g e o u s Pe n t h o u s e Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359)

Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793)

CONDO FOR SALE (Serious buyer only, no agent please) Area: Naklua Condo: Wongamart Tower Room: Duplex with 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms with large balcony (high floor, seaview) Room Area: 67 sqm. Price: 6.8 million baht Transfer: 50/50 Facilities: pool on 37th floor, fitness, car parking, 24 hrs security

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Condos for Sale

081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Se l l i n g Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co.,

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

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) 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

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Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0978) Na Jomtien – Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 21.5 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0013) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate

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Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (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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Vehicles for Sale

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

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Youth Focus Neuroscience and Education by Justin Senior

Educationalists and school administrators are faced with a large number of competing educational theories and philosophies. These include, for example, the behaviourist theories advocated by Skinner; the Multiple Intelligence theory championed by Gardner and the constructivist theories of Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky; in addition, there are the classroom methodologies of Maria Montessori and Reggio Emile. Today, educators continue to debate and argue about the pro's and con's of each theory and teachers continue to be inspired by their chosen method. All theories are open to critique: for example, the work of Piaget and Vygotsky

provides a starting point for constructive teaching methodology, but the ideas are not easily translated into teaching practice, especially where a large class is involved, including children of differing abilities, social backgrounds and with a prescribed curriculum to follow. Most of their social experiments involved one-on-one or small group works. The point is that educational theories are simply that: theories.They are not easily tested or proven, at least not scientifically. This is where the relatively new and exciting field of neuroscience comes in.This discipline, in its early stages, is going to make a huge impact on education and, in many cases, it will be able to once and for all support or dispel traditional theories and philosophies of learning. Neuroscience is an emerging discipline with huge implications for education, the classroom and student learning. New and developing technology has enabled much more sophisticated brain imaging and brain scanning, providing new and relevant information, especially with

regard to children’s social and emotional development, ADHD and autism. Professor Howard-Jones, neuroscientist from the Royal Society and Bristol University in the UK, informs that in the absence of any formal training in neuroscience, educationalists have developed a whole set of concepts that are incorrect and these wrongly influence teachers’ approaches in the classroom. And, as he points out, at the moment, teacher training courses have very little training about the workings of the brain. Neuroscience has thrown up some fascinating surprises that have started to question some traditional educational ideas, and perhaps the most interesting is the evidence presented that neuroscience

that does not support the theory of multiple intelligences as espoused by Howard Gardner.It was Gardner who believed that a person’s intelligence is made up of awhole range of abilities, with a single ability dominating. For example, a person may appear to be more logical/ mathematical; visual/spatial; verbal/linguistic; musical/ rhythmic; or kinaesthetic. Professor Howard Jones suggests that the same is true of the popular myth that people can be categorized as either left-brained learners or right-brained learners. Apart from beginning to dispel some ideas about learning, neuroscience has started to support other theories. Professor Usha Goswami, the director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge, UK, has demonstrated how neuroscience supports some aspects of classical educational theory including Skinner and his behaviourist theory of repetition and reinforcement. The neuroscience has scientifically proven that repetition helps to strengthen neuronal networks. Other neuroscientists at the Royal

Society illustrate how the most important aspect of cognition is emotion. They elucidate how, when we think of Maslow’s Needs Hierarchy, for example, there is a fundamental connection between the more primitive emotional systems of anger, fear, fight, flight and our capacity to think and learn. In relating neuroscience to Piaget and Montessori, neuroscience supports both Piaget and Montessori because the brain is cognitively more open to learning during ‘critical periods’(Piaget), and ‘sensitive periods’(Montessori). This suggests that Piaget and Montessori were moving along the right lines because their ideas were supported by neuroscientific research. One of the main ideas postulated by Montessori is that children

learn best in an environment where they can learn by doing. This is supported by neuroscience research on rats, which proved that an enriched practical environment (which for rats includes spinning wheels, ladders and rat playmates) boosted rats’ cognitive development, with the rats showing up to 25 percent more synapses per neuron than rats in a nonenriched environment. What all this means is that educationalists, stuck in the academic world of debate and analysis of traditional theories, and head teachers and teachers, who adopt and impose their chosen methods of teaching, will have to start working together with the neuroscientists. In fact, educationalists and neuroscientists have started to work together and this should develop hugely. Neuroscience is going to make a huge impact and teachers, teacher-trainers and, furthermore, government educational departments, will need to take on board and adapt to the findings provided by neuroscience. Justin Senior is Year 6 teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

Teaching: Walking a Tightrope by Jay Chambers Have you ever watched one of the circus performers walking a tightrope? Their balance is so perfect, yet so fragile. One misstep could send them plummeting to the ground, never to rise again… unless they have a net of course. With their fantastic skill they are able to exhibit magnificent feats on just a thin area of cord. As they walk on their hands, do back flips or even push carts across the wire their acts are beautiful yet terrifying to behold. Teaching can be just as beautiful and terrifying. Think about it. A single person stands at the front of a class of two to two hundred students and expects them to focus their attention solely upon him/her simply in order to learn. If the student doesn’t feel that what the teacher is saying is worth listening to, then what is to keep them quiet and attentive? What if the student is having a bad day and decides to disrupt the class? What if he/she just doesn’t feel like listening and wants to cause some problems? No teacher is perfect, and it is likely that all teachers have had such a student at one time or another. So there you are, up in front of everyone trying to teach, and one or more students decide to make your life more interesting, and not in a good way. What do you do? Do you lose your temper? Do you decide to

avoid confrontation altogether and simply ignore the problem? There are many opinions and studies about what should be done at this point. There are as many good ideas as bad and not all techniques work with all students. There are also many mistakes that we as teachers make. One of the most common mistakes teachers make is a human one- we lose our temper. Teacher mentor Adam Waxler says in his article entitled, Effective Classroom Management Is Difficult When You're Angry!, “It is very important that teachers do not ‘lose it’ no matter how much a student tests you. If students see that they have angered you, they know they have beaten you at the discipline game. The bottom line is, you must control your anger if you want to be an effective teacher.” The main problem is that losing your temper is the most natural and often the easiest thing to do. You yell at the student and they stop talking and listen to you, right? It

may seem like it has worked at first, but many children love to test adults. If and when they act up once more are you just going to go off on them again? How many times will you lose your temper in front of the class before they have decided that it is a common thing and not worth worrying about anymore? It is here that you’ve lost your students’ respect and chance at holding their attention without loud theatrics. You’ve completely lost your balance and fallen off the tightrope. Do you have the net of an able principal or director to back you up and help out with the situation or will you splat upon the ground as the students take the tale of crazy teacher so-and-so home to their parents who come to school to complain about the lack of discipline in your classroom? A well thought out classroom management plan that is skillfully utilized is a beautiful thing to behold. The students respond to the teacher both because of respect and that they realize that he/ she is in control. Time spent on yelling and threatening the students is instead spent on instruction and learning. So teachers, please, before you lose your students’ respect, look up different classroom management techniques on the internet or ask a veteran teacher’s advice. It is far more effective than losing your balance, with or without a net. Jay Chambers is Year 1 teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That King of Kings not royal stuff

The Warner Bros’ blockbuster King of Kings (1961) was an attempt to cash in on the popularity of Ben Hur (1959) by once again combining the story of Jesus with a miscellany of sub-plots. Even the giant letters carved in stone in the King of Kings title design are an obvious mimic from the recent predecessor. The problem none the less is that King of Kings doesn’t have the content and style to pull off a successful comparison with knockout films such as Ben Hur or The Ten Commandments, Spartacus or even the faulty but entertaining Cleopatra. In a word, King of Kings is

boring. The movie depends too much on the narrator Orson Welles telling us what’s going on, how people feel and what’s the significance rather than letting the film properly show the story. Actually, Orson realized the movie provided poor drama and tried to get his name removed from the list of credits at the last minute. Too much in this story of the Christ is missing. The best of the miracles are not shown on-screen, including the feeding of the 5,000 and the walking on water, giving the impression again that the movie is a series of loosely connected incidents rather

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than a seamless tale. In comparison, The Ten Commandments and Ben Hur are exciting from the very beginning with plagues and pestilences and jealousies and exciting chases all holding the attention of the cinema audience and later the DVD addict. In particular, Ben Hur weaves the story of Jesus cleverly within the adventures of the main character played by Charlton Heston. But King of Kings has no real drama, just a series of snippets from the first century of the Christian era. True, in King of Kings, we have Jeffrey Hunter playing Jesus. But he lacks majesty and is obviously just another actor with blue eyes and a serious look. When he preaches, he does so in a low voice which obviously could not have been heard by the multitude gathered at the Mount. He answers their questions such as “How is it possible for me a tax gatherer to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?” in canned tones as if he is the chairman of a sixth form debating society. Other characters waft in and out without being part of any interwoven plot. John the Baptist (Robert Ryan) isn’t

allowed to do much acting and appears as another cardboard cut-out, howbeit one without a head towards the end. The waspish Frank Thring, who brilliantly played Pontius Pilate in Ben Hur, spends most of his time on screen as king Herod lusting after his step-daughter and trying to make Jesus perform miracles. Needless to say he fails all round. Guy Rolfe plays the high priest Caiphas but isn’t given any scope to show his mettle beyond moaning that governing Judaea is very difficult with all the factions and revolutionaries. Indeed, the only actor to shine in the entire movie is the relatively unknown Harry Guardino who plays the freedom fighter or terrorist, the rascal Barabbas. In a complete movie devoted to Barabbas, Antony Quinn was to take the lead role. Since the treatment of Jesus is too pious to draw the crowds to the theatre or to the DVD recorder the sub-plots needed to be very important. But even potentially salacious diversions such as the dance of Salome and the suggestions of incest in the ruling family of Judaea are

The huge letters in stone remind us of Ben Hur not built up to any sort of significance. Interestingly, the crucifixion scene at the end is about the same length as Salome’s dance and equally unconvincing. The execution of Jesus shows none of the gruesomeness which accompanied the Roman way of death. As a result, we are left wondering what all the fuss was about. As a grand historical epic with a cast of thousands, King

of Kings was meant to be a follow-up on the success of Ben Hur. Although the landscape in King of Kings looks authentic, with its desert and rocky wilderness, and the sets and costumes are generally good, there isn’t enough in the plot to hold the attention of the watcher. \This may be why, in the cinemas of the 1960s, many patrons failed to return after the curtain came down at half time for the Interval.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

How To Build Trust In Your Relationship With Your Spouse The modern relationship faces many challenges so it can be difficult to build and maintain trust. Trust is an important issue when it comes to relationships but what exactly does it mean?

A relationship without trust can cause frustration, depression, anxiousness, tension, and anger in a partner. When you have a partner you can trust, there is respect between partners, a more loving attitude, open communication, intimacy, and security. Putting it in simple terms you could say that a lack of trust has the potential to destroy the marriage. Have a look at these five steps in building trust and improving your marriage today: 1. Consider Your Partner’s Needs And Best Interests

Don’t just consider yourself when making decisions as whatever you decide needs to provide some benefits to your partner as well. You aren’t neglecting your needs but instead are coming up with a compromise that will help the both of you. You will be showing that you are considerate of your partner’s needs and do your best to meet them. Relationships are at their most rewarding when they strike a balance between meeting the needs of both partners. A good thing to keep in mind is that if you are both looking out for each other then it’s assured that both your needs are being provided for. 2. Reliability

3. Be A Little Vulnerable

by Professor Blunt

quarius (Jan23 AFeb22) With Mars crossing

Saturn, your life isn’t looking good. Somebody who suspects you are naive is likely to make you an empty promise which will lead you stray.  For example, you must beware of taking out expensive medical insurance which kicks in only when you are on your deathbed.  Also be careful about your personal information as you are somewhat of a fool.  It’s plain stupidity to write your PIN number on the back of the card.  Please try to learn. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22)  Don’t let anyone convince you to do something you don’t want to do.  If you can’t swim avoid the highest diving board at all costs.  With the Milky Way in turmoil again, you need to be on your guard for a partner or lover who has evil intent.  If he or she suggests moving to a high-rise condominium without safety rails, then expect the worst.  The stars agree you are definitely of limited intelligence. Aries (Mar23-Apr22)   Love and sex are decidedly on the agenda for Saturday and Sunday this week, although the position of Gemini in the skies suggests that these will cost you even more money than they usually do.  It is reasonably clear that you will be going on a long journey within the next two weeks, so we do hope this will not prove to be in a hearse making the tedious trip to Phuket central crematorium.  It’s far too expensive for a cheapskate like you. Taurus (Apr23-May22)  Beware of being taken advantage of by your colleagues in the office.  The ham and tomato sandwiches you take there are certainly yours and you should not feel under any obligation to share them with the riff-raff which make up the working population today.  Beware of applying for another job right now.  The stars predict that any new employer would discover that your PhD thesis was copied from the internet.  We can supply the website if needed.   Gemini (May23-Jun22)  You are a silly, self-confident prig who refuses to take any notice of what your friends and relations are telling you.  In fact you are the sort of person who tried to upgrade his cabin on the Titanic even after the captain gave the order to abandon ship.  This is the month for you to consider home improvements which will benefit you greatly.  Repairing the holes in the roof will certainly save you keeping buckets all over the bedroom. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22)    Go over your personal papers now and look at your options for saving money and reducing costs.  But do remember you are stupid and get somebody else to check the details.  For example, buying a load of discounted frozen food at the supermarket is a waste of time and money if you also disconnect the fridge to cut down on electricity.  In ancient Carthage they used to strangle at birth babies like you.

You need to share yourself with your partner so the relationship does not become one-sided. When only one partner does all the confiding, there can be a buildup of resentment and mistrust. Open yourself up to your partner and share your innermost thoughts and feelings with them. A partner who is going to open up to you will only do so when they feel a certain level of safety. For this to happen you need to show compassion, be a good listener, and provide a shoulder to lean on. 4. Consistency

 Consider your words and how they might be affecting your partner. If you are planning on making a major shift or adjustment in your life, let them know ahead of time and discuss it with them. Your partner will then not be caught by surprise and will feel that they are an important part of the relationship. Changing your mind from day to day about what you feel is important to you will only make your partner wonder what is going on and disrupt their level of trust. Your partner will feel constantly bewildered and unsafe in a rocky relationship. 5. Practice Truthfulness

 Staying true to your promises is important – regardless of the size of the commitment. If you’re going to rendezvous with your partner at a set time, make sure you’re prompt. If you promise to get the groceries on the way home, then make sure it gets done. It goes without saying that the major promises of fidelity, being there through sickness and health, and for richer or poorer are also a big part of the equation.

It’s rarely okay to lie – except for when you are planning a surprise birthday party. Even small lies have a habit of ruining a relationship. When you are caught out (and you will be!) your partner will always be wondering whether you are telling the truth. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

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(Jul23-Aug22)  Expect to  Leo face emotional problems that stem from someone’s overindulgence, such as being sick on your carpet after eating too many chocolates.  Mental and physical stimulation will lead to new beginnings but could lead to a term of imprisonment if you try to make your sexual realties come to life.  Excessive boasting on Friday could land you in big trouble especially if you wear false teeth. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22)     Discover new places or interests this month which will broaden your horizons.  But you must be realistic in your aims.  Planning a trip to the Amazon rain forests is a complete waste of time since you can’t even afford the cost of a replacement passport.  You may want to distance yourself from a person who has the ability to cause you grief, including all judges and prison officers. Libra (Sep23-Oct22)  Changes to the way you live are absolutely vital for you at this time to restore equilibrium.  However, you must be careful to choose wisely as starting smoking again or playing Russian roulette could prove to be counterproductive.  As you are extremely unpopular and have many enemies, try to avoid looking over your shoulder all the time.  However, this rule can be rescinded when you are driving a car.  Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22)  Learning about different lifestyles will help you choose what is best for you even though you are an unashamed bigot.  Thus finding out about Israeli kibbutz will avail you nothing as you always vote for neo-fascist parties at election time and argue in favour of the president of Iran in discussions at the pub.  Broaden your options by doing something academic, such as playing darts or learning dominoes. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22)  Use your expertise today or tomorrow to replace what is faulty and you could well impress someone of influence.  If you are good on electrics and happen to be in the house of the Mafiosi when the lights fail, don’t hesitate to offer to restore the power even if this involves taking off the ropes and chains.  But don’t try to reach a deal as they will simply shoot you in the head before calling in a proper electrician. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan22)  Communication is highlighted in your horoscope today.  You must be open and candid with the people around you and speak frankly to them.  This will not be easy for the likes of you with such a sordid sex life and so many gambling debts, but you must certainly try.  You may receive an e-mail about your job from a stranger, but do not become too excited.  It is likely to be a blackmail threat with a totally obscene attachment concerning you.


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Local Sports Hot Day , Hot Rounds PSC tropical golf from BJ's by Jeff Wylie

Phoenix Gold Eighty eight players, including a good field of 14 ladies, made the short journey last month to the Phoenix course, where we played

Franberg (22) with 38 points while another point back was Ronny Walfridsson (30) on 37 points. The B flight, for handicaps 15 to 19, was a little more tightly contested, with

the mountain and ocean combination. Although the weather was hot and humid, there was a light breeze to keep it from being too oppressive, with the groups progressing at a steady pace. We played from the white tee markers today, with some being back, while others were a little forward, but still the course provided a solid challenge for all, while still ensuring the integrity of the daily handicap adjustments. Most months there is one, or sometimes several outstanding performances for the tournament. Last month that mention should probably go to Fynn Csizmadia (10) in the A flight mens’ and May Suiye (17) in the ladies. Fynn winning the low gross with 78, 2nd in the A flight and a technical prize, while May shot the day’s best score to win the ladies and got the long drive. Regular player Heikki Viljakainen (21) was the highest scoring male golfer with 43 points on the day, leading the C grade home by a clear five points from Kjell

Philippe Pruvot (18) the clear winner on 41 points, while Martin Kempton (15) recorded 38 points to get 2nd spot, a point ahead of Alan Gallagher (18) on 37 points, to go with his long drive on 18. The A flight (0 – 14) was the tightest of the day, with Daniel Grob (13) the winner with 41 points, while the 2nd spot went to the afore mentioned Fynn Csizmadia with 40 points, 3rd spot on 39 points went to Johan Smedsjo (14). Special mentions go out to multiple winners in the technical prizes, getting their maximum two prizes, among others, were Jerry Langer and Pekka Saarenpaa. BBQ King Dave was at it again, who with his capable staff kept all attendees well satisfied with their tasty offerings for the night. We will all look forward to another successful tournament with this month’s event at Phoenix on May 30. Contact Shane on 0859459689 to ensure your preferred tee time.

Rudy runs up another win by Cassa

Mountain Shadow A few cars and bus loads of golfers made their way to the Mountain Shadow course and teed up off the white markers today, in sunny and hot conditions. This course offers value for money and is a challenge to any golfer with possibly one of the most challenging holes of the many courses within an hour of Pattaya. The hole referred to is

the lengthy par 5 14th dogleg left around the water dam and players are delighted and totally satisfied if they achieve bogey. At least this hole is fairly indexed at number two, unlike Treasure Hill’s signature “Crocodile hole”, the similar par 5 sixteenth hole which is rated at index 15! Hello? Most players struggled to play to par, however, Rudy Regenass ( a regular visitor from Cape Town, South Africa) notched up another win

Khao Kheow (Stableford) We nearly always book this in as the first Tuesday outing of the month because, to put it politely, it is a great course who look after us. We have been booking the course for many years now and feel comfortable turning up there and know it will be a relaxed day. We also know the day will be on a tremendous course and the only negative side is that some of our golfers consider the course too difficult for them and sometimes give it

Winner and Second

and as said the weather was great, the fairways all round were good, the rough was as you would expect at K.K. It was apparent as soon as we chipped onto the first green that the green was going to be fast and so it proved all the way around. Indeed with fine fairways, tough rough and fast greens the biggest worry most of us brought up was the ball seemed to deviate as it approached the hole. I cannot remember the number of times the ball seemed to be in the hole a couple of inches from the hole and missed. I thought it was just me but several other players also made the point. It seemed the hole was always on the slant, the course had set the hole in the most difficult place. We all suffered from missed puts that should have gone in. Mind this is a quality course and they sure know how to screw with your

brain. As the round went on, it seemed to get windier and the sky darkened, until as our group played the last hole it started to sprinkle with rain, and as we put the clubs in the car the heavens opened. Of course I was sad for those still out on the course even if their score cards were soggy when they handed them in. Back at BJ’s, it was soon into the results and this was quite easy, especially on the ‘near pins’ side as Mashi had a clean sweep winning them all. In the results, the winner on the day was Derek Brook with 35 points ahead of Dick Warberg in second with 33 points and in third was Landis Brooks with 31 points. Weird this points scoring, however, K.K. always is testing. As the Scribe won it was time for a few ‘Cold Uns’ and so it was. T.T.F.N. Near Pin: Mashi (3)

The Brizz comes thru by Peter Grey

Pattana Golf Club It was a small field of 14 that decided to take on Pattana GC on this bank holiday here in Pattaya. We must thank the course management for the price that they gave us for the day. Has been a while since we have played this course and by all reports the course is in good condition. Weather started well but as the day went on the warmer it got. It was a warm day but it is summer and we need to remember this! We played stableford and went from the white tees (ladies from the red) with all novelties in play. People had decided to do something different on the day as the course was quiet, not much traffic at all. Only one flight today and it was Sal Brizzi that showed the way with a very tidy score. Following were Steve Younger and with his 37 points (paring the fourteenth!), closely followed by Stuart Rifkin on 36 points (also paring the fourteenth!) and the ever present Alex Field a couple of shots further back with 34 points. All three players had 16 handicaps. Results: 1st – Rudy Regenass (16) 37 points 2nd – Stu Rifkin (16) 36 points 3rd – Alex Field (16) 34 points NTP’S 5th –Gary Williams 8th – Rudy Regenass 15th – Keith Buchanan 17th – Stu Rifkin

Cassa Rifkin, Rudy Re and Alex Field

a miss. That really says it all, go here and your golf will be tested as will you. Make a bad shot and it is difficult to get back in position without losing a shot. On this day the test was to be the A & B nines, in that order, and while we know it is a severe test that is what we go to a golf course for. That and a great day out. The weather on the day was really fine at the start but as we approached the last few holes the sky opened and the deluge began. We started on the A nine,

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LFP’s Long first putts went to Colm Lawlor on the ninth and Alex Field on the 18th. Back at the Growling

Bill Stienmann who both finished with the same score only to be separated by the countback system. Steve, who has lost many a countback took second with Bill taking third. Results: 1st – Sal Brizzi (5) 35 points 2nd – Steve Younger (15) 33 points 3rd – Bill Steinmann (12) 33 points Near the Pin: 3 – JJ Harney 7 – Sal Brizz 11 – Steve Younger 16 – Rudy Regenass Long First Putt: 9th – JJ Harney 18th – Colm Lawlor D-For was set upon the crowd to collect

Swan, our host Peter Grey had a lovely chicken and vegetable soup dish ready for any hungry player wishing to eat, which was kindly donated by Mark Stapleton’s lady Kai, and all agreed it was very tasty. Peter Brickwell was made welcome, visiting from Brisbane, Australia. During the following presentations, Peter noticed that someone had written his name on an NTP marker twice. He rebuked the player and the player defended himself stating he only wrote his name down once! It transpired that the player had written his nick name of Cassa down and when one of his playing partners (an overseas visitor, Irish no less!) walked off the green, he noticed that Stuart’s name was not on the marker, so took it upon himself to do so, thinking he was doing the right thing! The nick name Cassa was

for the needy in Pattaya all golfers and patrons are thanked for their generosity. D-For is renowned for his collecting prowess. His collections help to make some of their lives just that little bit better. The Growling Swan is a friendly PSC Golf outlet and welcomes all lovers of golf to join in and have a fun day out with us. We generally play Mondays and Thursdays with buses mostly departing at 8:30 am. Contact Peter Grey on 0861 503086 if you are interested in a game.

unknowingly bestowed upon Stuart Rifkin following an argument at the bar one day. The argument being that there was no difference between a “stew and a casserole”. This argument was settled when legendary Geoff Mellon declared that a casserole was a flash name for “a stew”. The following day, Stuart almost had a hole in one, with the ball ending up a foot past the hole. Stuart was consoled with the fact that at least he would win the NTP prize for that hole. When the hole for that NTP was announced at presentations, he was so sure he had won that he got off his stool and was walking up to accept his prize when he heard “and the winner is Cassa!” Dumbfounded and embarrassed, he turned around a walked back to his stool wondering who the f@#k Cassa was who stole his prize.

A quick explanation was made, and thus the nick name stuck! Following presentations the resident collector D-for was passed around for donations to add to the growing tally of baht that has been so generously given by players and patrons of the Growling Swan. All donations are pooled and when sufficient funds allow, a children’s orphanage or school benefits with products needed. Several hundred thousand baht has been raised and donated by the Growling Swan to date. For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. We also encourage women to play. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086.


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Local Sports The postman delivers! by Steve Ellison

Green Valley – Stableford – White Tees It’s the merry, merry month of May already so get ready for some very hot golf in the next few weeks. Water and electrolytes are the beverages of choice that will help you get through this month, one of our hottest. High temperatures and high Stableford scoring seemed to be on the cards this week. You needed to have bettered your handicap if you were looking at getting any handsome man vouchers from Capt. Phil. this Monday. J.P. Thomas was in the money, but she was there for the near pin win. At the 37 point mark, Gary Emmett was back on the podium for third. Marky must have thought he had it in the bag with 41 on the card, but Dave Ferris had other ideas. The postman delivers again and a terrific 42 puts Dave on top today.

Mark Wood and Dave Ferris back at TGC

Results: 1st – Dave Ferris (19) 42 points 2nd – Mark Wood (10) 41 points 3rd – Gary Emmett (16) 37 points

Kris K., Alan Rothwell and Frank Tordeur Parichat Links – Stableford – White Tees On fire, that’s all you can say about Frank Tordeur’s round out there today as our visiting Belgian was a massive 11 strokes ahead of the field for the biggest margin of victory this year. Stalwart Kenny Aihara could only manage 33 points and our new Aussie mate Des Leonard took 29, as well as the near pin. The vans were back at 2:30 this afternoon, so that makes for an under four hour round and just 25 minutes to and from the golf course. This course is not everyone’s cup of tea, but clubhouse chatter was very positive on the whole. The condition of the course was great and, if not for a couple of long carries off the tee, Parichat would score an A on anyone’s report card. Results: 1st – Frank Tordeur (20) 44 points 2nd – Kenny Aihara (6) 33 points 3rd – Des Leonard (19) 29 points Burapha A & B – Stableford – White Tees We don’t get out to Burapha much in the high season but when summertime comes

Mountain Shadow (Blue tees) Stableford What a difference a few days make, Friday we endured torrential rain, strong wind, thunder and lightning, today was about as different as it comes. No wind, extreme temperatures and high humidity were the order of the day. Some complained of extreme fatigue or heat exhaustion after the round. A message to all in those conditions is to stay hydrated, take shade wherever possible and if necessary take a cart, it is clear that the mental game is the first to go in those conditions A good turnout of 14 for the first game of the month. We were treated to an empty course in very good condition, clearly benefiting from recent rain. This is a challenging course by any measure where many players fail to register a decent score and today was no different with most scores in the vicinity of 30 points. As is usually the case one player stands out and today it was Les Cobban who soared above the rest with a very well compiled 36 points. Nice to have Jim Payne make an appearance. Results: 1st - Les Cobban (9) 36 points 2nd - Jim Payne (33) 33 points 3rd - Keith Allen (12) 32 points Near pins: Keith Allen, Ross Schiffke, Les Hall, Jim Payne     Pleasant Valley (Blue tees) Stableford Our second round of the month at a course that always generates heated debate and controversy. Today as before it started with check-in where we discovered that there was only 100 baht difference between walking and having a cart, a curious pricing

structure indeed and one that seems designed to force players to use a cart. On the course, there was a total absence of red or yellow hazard markers, surely something that could be easily and cheaply remedied. Another issue was that some of the bunkers needed mowing and the grass replaced with sand. There is always the perennial issue of internal OB. The rationale behind it is to prevent people on the 11th fairway from being hit by a ball teed off from the 10th and hit deliberately onto the 11th fairway cutting the corner. In reality, this is unlikely to happen as a second shot from the 11th fairway to the 10th green would be far more difficult than one played from the correct fairway. Furthermore, it doesn’t prevent balls from players with a slice from entering the 11th fairway from the 10th tee. Despite all of the above, the course was in overall very good condition, greens were a bit slow due to recent rain, and occasionally balls plugged in wet fairways. Scoring was a bit of a mixed bag, Geoff Parker was the only player to beat par with a fine 38 points There were a number of curious rounds with people starting well only to fade away and others doing the exact opposite. Once again rain played a part with a short downpour on the closing holes drenching everybody, otherwise, an enjoyable day's golf was had by all. Results: 1st - Geoff Parker (16) 38 points 2nd - Alan Sullivan (12) 35 points 3rd - Neil Carter (12) 33 points Near pins: Geoff Parker (2), Alan Sullivan, Geoff Cox Emerald (White tees) Stableford Thunder and lightning throughout the night followed by early morning rain were

Results: T - 1st – Mark Wood (10) 37 points T - 1st – Ken Grimes (23) 37 points 3rd – Kenny Aihara (6) 36 points Thanks for your support guys, and keep it in the fairway! The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located in the Heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all PGA, EPL, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from 7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@ gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook. com/golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome.

Results: 1st – Alan Rothwell (6) 42 points 2nd – Kris Kritsanajoothra (9) 40 points 3rd – Frank Tordeur (19) 39 points Mountain Shadow - Stableford – White Tees We finally got a break in the weather and woke to overcast skies and much cooler weather for today’s round. Overnight rains even left Soi Buakhao nice and clean for a change. It was Mountain Shadow on the agenda for today and the course did not disappoint. The greens were a bit slower than normal but that drew no complaints from the players as they are usually lightning fast. Kenny Aihara was back on the leaderboard

Bunker Boys Golf by Frank Quinlan

shooting to his handicap for third place. It was Scotland v. Australia for the final two spots and in the end it was a draw with Mark Wood tied with Kenny Grimes on the 37 point mark for the shared win. I guess you could say Marky had the advantage as he took the near pin cash and did not hurt his handicap!

around, it is always on our playlist. This is a beautiful golf course and always in top condition. When I booked here last month, the desk advised that coring and sanding was being done on the other tracks, which was an appreciated courtesy. Frank Tordeur got cut a stroke but still continued his top form and finished on the podium again with a 39 on the card for third. Kris K. is our buddy from the opening of The Golf Club 10 years ago. He has his PGA teaching credentials now so if there is a course out there that needs a great Thai-American pro, just get in touch here. Kris had a great day and finished with a big red 40 circled at the top of his card. The mayor of New York had his best ever round in Thailand and ate up this course. Playing off a six handicap, Alan’s 42 was a fantastic round at level par. Nice shootin’ there Mr. Mayor! Oh yes, he also took the Caddy Smile near pin as well, not bad going in this heat.

Mark Wood with Ken Grimes and Kenny Aihara

Tom terrific at Pattavia! by Derek Brook

Ross Schiffke and his caddy bad omens for a pleasant rain-free day of golf. Dark ominous clouds hovered above as we arrived at the course and the caddies added to the gloom by suggesting rain covers be put on prior to loading bags onto golf carts. Despite all of this the weather gods smiled benevolently on us and we enjoyed some of the most pleasant conditions we could experience in Thailand. Very mild temperatures, no wind or glaring sun were the order of the day. The course was in fine condition except for the bunkers, many of which were still full of water from the overnight rain. Scoring varied from excellent to very poor, with a few players submitting uncharacteristically low scores. Best round of the day went to Ross Schiffke who seems to have very quickly found his winning way with a score of 37 points. Michael Brett had a personal best 23 on the front nine which was followed by the collapse of the century with only 12 on the back. Welcome back to Colin Greig who looks to still be finding his game, however, two near pins suggests it’s not far away.

Pattavia - St Greetings to our huge fan base. Word is we have three regular readers now. Time to start charging subscription fees. This Friday the Tropical Golfers played on Thursday. Some holiday that many Thais didn't even know about increased the rates on Friday, so the adjustment was made. The destination this Thursday was Pattavia. A longer drive than most but the roads in have steadily improved. Some days seem to be cursed. Simple things made difficult. It all started when one golfer missed the fact we were playing a day early, despite the change being well advertised and remembered by all the rest. This golfer was the important kind – the kind with a car. Scramble time. Then another car went

to that other “P” course, Pleasant Valley. Eventually we all met at Pattavia and under hot weather started the round. Pattavia is in good condition, but those greens, in good shape by the way, are tricky. People who advise to “hit below the pin” obviously overestimate our skills. The round over it was time to have the presentation, this time at the course. Nice. The scores were pretty good, but at the top Tom Herrington (c/h 17) won the day with a most excellent 41 points! Tom didn't collapse on the back this time. Next returning Joel Flor (30) returned in style with a enviable 40 points, followed by the ever present Mashi (17) with 39. May our next round be trouble free! Near pins: Joel Flor, Dick Warberg

Results: 1st - Ross Schiffke 37 points             2nd - Les Cobban 35 oco 3rd - Mike Brett 35 Near pins: Colin Greg (2), Mike Brett, Mashi Keneta

Pattavia Winner Tom Herrington


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You & Your Pets Love Bites? Virtually all cat lovers have been the victims of unexpected—and undeserved— bites. That furry little angel might be purring contentedly as you gently scratch behind her ear or playfully rub her tummy. But in the next moment she suddenly nips at your hand and bounds off. Is it a love bite? A not so subtle message that she’s had enough? Or an angry, feral response to being touched? Cat lovers are left bewildered by the lightening-fast change in attitude. So, too, are animal behaviorists who have studied the phenomenon unique to the feline species. But they do offer some suspicions. One theory is that the nipping is a manifestation of status-induced

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/

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aggression in which cats decide to take control of the situation. Or, they suggest, it is possible that the cat has tried subtly to let you know she’s had enough petting or rubbing and, when you fail to take the hint, she demonstrates her irritation more dramatically with a nip. More esoterically, perhaps, is the idea that a particular cat may be responding to some neurologically significant

negative stimulus prompted by lengthy stroking. None of which should preclude you from petting, enjoying and playing with your cat. But if nipping is a problem and you are unable to detect signals that she’s had enough, talk to your veterinarian. He or she might be able to point to the subtle warning signs before you are attacked.

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

This lovely young lady is very friendly but a little shy until you get to know her. She had 4 brothers and sisters who went to new homes a long while ago. When she was just a kitten she had a broken leg, so missed the opportunity to be chosen. She loves helping in the garden but is just as happy indoors.

Splash

This friendly girl came to us with 2 lovely kittens both of which were quickly re-homed. Splash has lost the sight in her left eye but that does not hinder her at all. Sadly it means that noone has chosen her yet.

If your pet stops breathing, take a deep breath That’s right. Take a deep breath and stay calm. Do not panic. Calmly open your pet's mouth and gently grasp his tongue. Pull it forward (out of the mouth) until it is flat to clear his airway. Check the animal's throat, using a flashlight if possible, and remove any foreign objects that might be blocking the airway. Now perform rescue breathing by closing your pet's mouth (hold it closed with your hand) and breathing with your mouth directly into its nose until you see the animal's chest expand. Once the chest expands, continue the rescue breathing once every 4 or 5 seconds. NOTE: First aid administered

Buzz & Holly

We are trying to find a loving new home for Holly and her kitten Buzz, they were rescued on Christmas day from one of our local temples. Holly has now been neutered and they are both vaccinated: the pair are very friendly and playful and really need to go to a new home together if possible.

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to your pet is not a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save

your pet’s life until you can get to a veterinarian for proper treatment.

Cat Corner Tip

Going to the Dogs...

June is Adopt-a-Cat month

Next month would be an ideal time to adopt a furry friend from Sandra and Paul at Cats4You (see right-hand column) during Adopt-a-Cat month. Many loveable cuties of all ages are available free and user ready. In fact, the British couple are featuring a June Special: “Adopt one cat, get the second cat FREE.” Caring for two cats is no more time-consuming than caring for just one. In fact, less time-consuming because cats and kittens are unbelievably self-sufficient at entertaining one another, thereby relieving you of the need to constantly play and cuddle with them. Beyond which, two cats provide twice as much companionship, loving and fun for you. Having a cat or two does come with the responsibility of maintaining your new friend’s good health and youthfulness. Toward that end, here are five tips: 1-Provide a routine. Set a daily feeding schedule and stick to it. Cats do not like changes or surprises. They can result in “illness behaviors” such as poor appetites, vomiting and not using the litter box. 2-Create an interesting environment. Cats need climbing structures where they have a good view of

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

Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad and a disreputable stranger. ~Albert Payson Terhune the room and a window with an outdoor view and a comfortable perch. Leave a radio on tuned to quiet music when you are away. 3-Encourage hunting indoors. Keeping your cat’s brain active by having her “hunt” for food will keep her engaged and active longer. Hide treats around the home. Provide toys and food dispensing gadgets (go to FunKitty). 4-Be hands on. Even though your cat may have a “hands off” personality, when it comes to healthcare you need to be hands on—both your hands and those of your veterinarian. Petting, scratching and tickling from you; vaccinations and routine annual health checks from your veterinarian. 5-Brush up. Brush your cat’s teeth daily and brush her coat at least once a week.

The most expensive dog in the world is the Tibetan Mastiff, worth $1.5 million (about 52 million baht). There’s a festival in Nepal dedicated solely to thanking dogs for their loyalty and friendship. Elephants bury their dead and revisit the graves generations later. They’ve even been known to bury humans who have passed away.


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3. Self-importance

11. “Easy ___, easy go”

4. Denmark’s continent (abbr.)

12. Fuzzy wool

5. Actors Jones and Cain

13. Enjoy taffy

6. Give great praise to

14. Heavy barrel

7. District in London

15. Sheer legwear

8. Prayer finish

17. Preceding nights

9. Sunday sermon seats

19. Neptune’s domain

10. Huron, e.g.

20. Cain’s dad

16. Craving

22. Sports shoe brand

18. Gratify fully

25. Crest

21. Fashionable

27. Flaky mineral

23. Young cat

29. Make a choice

24. Resounds

32. “Love ___ neighbor”

26. Flower part

33. Cobblers’ tools

28. Sailor’s affirmatives

34. “___ Through the Tulips”

29. Chip’s Disney partner

37. Explorer Ericson

30. Lady lambs

38. Harmonizes

31. Paper fastener

39. Catch sight of

35. “___ to Pieces” (2 wds.)

40. Diving birds

36. Ski instructor

Solution Issue 16

up think

year back

first

give

after

time day

work

know

way

want

make

good

come

people

look

WHAT’s the WORD? new

over

take

well

other

out

say

Across

get

Identify which word is being defined.

4. Definition: A hand in which the player has five cards in rank order. Suit does not matter. For example, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen. First letter: S Answer: __________ 5. Definition: The process of evaluating applicants for acceptance to a university, school, or college. The _____ process is separate from the process of registering for courses. First letter: A Answer: __________

8. Definition: A serial issued at stated, frequent intervals (.i.e., daily, weekly, or semi-weekly), containing news, opinions, advertisements, and other items of current, often local, interest. First letter: N Answer: __________ 9. Definition: A small graphic symbol that represents a program, file, or folder on a computer. Clicking on an _____ with a mouse generally causes the program to run, the folder to open, or the file to be displayed (if possible). First letter: I Answer: __________

SUDOKU 1

2

4 9

8

4

9

6

3

7

5

5 4

8

7 5

4 6 8

Solution on Page 31

2

6

1 8 2

10. Definition: The gravitational force exerted on a body. First letter: W Answer: __________

Answers: 1. Extent; 2. Search; 3. Crime; 4.

3. Definition: An act or omission which is prohibited by criminal law. Each state sets out a limited series of acts which are prohibited and punishes the commission of these acts by a fine, imprisonment or some other form of punishment. First letter: C Answer: __________

7. Definition: Strength, energy or power needed to accomplish a certain act. First letter: F Answer: __________

Straight; 5. Admission; 6. Replacement; 7.

2. Definition: A careful exploration and perusal of the public records in an effort to find all recorded instruments relating to a particular chain of title. First letter: S Answer: __________

6. Definition: A new policy written to take the place of one currently in force. First letter: R Answer: __________

Force; 8. Newspaper; 9. Icon; 10. Weight.

1. Definition: The interval of time during which a reference to an object, a binding, an exit point, a tag, a handler, a restart, or an environment is defined. First letter: E Answer: __________

2

1 6 2 9

1 3

7 7 4


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