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Pattaya or Siem Reap?

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here is much talk these days about the respective merits of retiring long-term to Thailand or Cambodia. Pattaya Today has conducted a research project which concentrates specifically on the respective merits and drawbacks of Pattaya and Siem Reap, the largest provincial centres in the respective countries. Several correspondents said that the starting point for them was the visa situation. “Compared with Thailand,” claimed British expat Dennis Knight, “it is very easy to obtain a 12-month visa in Cambodia and there is no need to deposit funds in a local bank or to prove overseas income.” He explained that local visa agents in Siem Reap could arrange a year’s permit by simply paying US$200-300,

provided that the applicant obtained a general visa rather than a tourist one on entering the country. Nonetheless, it should be noted that both Thailand and Cambodia are in process of reviewing their long-term visa policies. The Thai government has endorsed a proposal to introduce a 10-year visa although the detail and the regulations are still being worked out. It is not even clear if the proposed visa will replace the current one-year retirement option, or be an additional option, and whether or not it will be available only in the applicant’s home country. In Cambodia, there are rumours of impending changes too, the most likely being a requirement to lodge a cash sum in a local bank and the possibility of providing three-year, multiple-entry

tourist visas to supplement the current 30 days on arrival policy. John Humphreys, another British expat who moved to Siem Reap from Pattaya last year, said “The daily cost of living in Siem Reap is certainly cheaper than in Pattaya though the gap is closing now, especially if you are converting pounds to dollars (the main currency used in Cambodia).” He felt that Siem Reap was much quieter and relaxed than Pattaya. “I don’t need to bother with 90 days reporting or the TM 30, and the town now has an identity of its own rather than being the place which happens to be near the Angkor Wat temple complex.” On the other hand, John felt that Pattaya had the edge when filling your Continued on page 4


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News Chinese tourist Drug bust a bust Teen knifed in gang battle scammed

Chinese tourist Jianying Ding was robbed of 10,000 baht by an unknown scam artist in Naklua. The woman said a Thai man approached her asking what Chinese currency looked like. She showed the man her money, which he handled and returned to her, but not before surreptitiously pocketing 2,000 yuan. Ding did not notice until later that the funds had been stolen. Police are reviewing CCTV videos.

A drug bust gone bad developed when the Bureau of Narcotics and Pattaya City police arranged a buy along the railway road in Soi Khao Noi. Before delivery of 400 yaba tablets and 100 grams of methamphetamine (ice), the suspect had demanded that 70,000 baht be deposited in the bank account of Suwicha Paha. At set time and place, the suspect apparently spotted police in the area and sped away. Police chased after him but lost sight of Paha’s car, which later was abandoned at a gas station in North Pattaya. Police seized the vehicle in which they found drug residue and the suspect’s bank book. The search for Paha continues.

Security guard Police ignore molests child assault on Indian

Security guard Rian Ngahorn was caught fondling a 12-yearold girl outside a convenience store. When the child screamed, a passerby rushed to her aid and made a citizen’s arrest of the 42-year-old assailant, who was reportedly drunk.

Husband returns to dead wife

The lifeless body of Mareeya Anlohphudee was found by her husband outside their house when he arrived home at 3 am. When the van driver discovered his wife on the ground and heard his child crying in the house, he called the police. The police found no bodily injuries on the victim and concluded there was no crime.

Indian businessman Manit Yanhona reported to the police that his companion was assaulted by security personnel of a bar. He said he, his brother and several customers approached an Indian bar on Walking Street where a Russian woman stood with a security guard. When his brother asked the lady why she was looking at him, the Russian acted annoyed and the guard grabbed his brother’s neck while the woman punched him. Police were summoned but ignored their complaint, instead telling Manit and his group to leave the premises. The businessman filed a formal complaint at the police station against the club and police.

A group of teenagers fighting on Sukhumvit Road in South Pattaya left one teen lying on the ground with a knife wound to his hip. The boy, Ton, told police he had been stabbed by 22-year-old Nattapong Luang-on. Nattapong claimed that he and his 17-year-old girlfriend— Ton’s ex—were to meet Ton to retrieve the girl’s clothing. When the couple arrived at the scene, Ton and several other teenagers challenged Nattapong to a fight and broke a tail light on his pickup truck. In return, Nattapong said, he stabbed Ton. All parties were invited to the police station for further questioning.

Child caught stealing

A nine-year-old boy caught stealing coins from washing machine on Soi Arunothai was turned in to police. The apartment caretaker, Narong Sunpratum, had been sleeping in the area and heard the boy trying to open the coin box attached to a washing machine. He grabbed the child, then found that the three other coin boxes were already broken into. Police asked the boy about the money and were told that his older brother had it. The boy was turned over to the social welfare service.

BluPhere Pattaya launched

Chilled Plaza opens

The Habitat Group has launched BluPhere Pattaya managed by BW Premier Collection. Habitat Group Chief Executive Chanin Vanijwongse welcomed guests and introduced the project. BluPhere is an eight-storey beachfront condominium on Soi Na Jomtien 18. The 700 million baht project has 195 units starting at 3 million baht.

Chonburi Governor Pakarathon Tienchai led the ribboncutting ceremony of The Chilled Plaza on Soi Khao Noi. The shopping center is owned by the Chokchai group headed by Paisan Lochaisakul who welcomed the guests and city officials. The area’s first shopping center hosts Tops Supermarket, Watson, restaurants, and beauty clinics. Evenings offer live bands.


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News Sabai Group donation

Chao Jiramongkol of Sabai Group and their family donated a 70,000-baht motorbike with sidecar and coffee maker to 70-year-old Maliwan Muangnoi whose house and motorbike were destroyed in a fire.

Onyx Hospitality Group enters next phase of regional growth with appointment of Douglas Martell as CEO Onyx Hospitality Group announced the appointment of Douglas Martell as chief executive officer. Previously, the executive vice president and chief operating officer

of Onyx, Martell succeeds Peter Henley who will retire after successfully leading the company’s multi-brand and pan-regional expansion as chief executive officer over a period

Singha D’Luck Theatre opens

Pakarathon Tienchai, Chonburi governor, and Bhurit Bhirombhakdi, Boon Rawd Trading Company CEO, led the grand opening of Singha D’Luck Cinematic Theatre on Thepprasit Road

attended by guests, media, celebrities, and government dignitaries and VIPs. The venue features the Kaan Show, a live action and cinema stage performance from the imagination of Thai

literature. More than 90 actors, pyrotechnics, stunt show, an eight-meter-high robot, aerial silk and flying acrobats and spectacular computer-generated images are presented in 1,500 square

meters. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Showtimes at 5 pm and 8:30 pm. Call 02-029-0092 for reservations or visit www. kaanshow.com for more information.

of nine years. Martell will build on the achievements created by Henley whilst further enhancing the foundations to ensure the company’s ongoing success as it enters the next phase of regional growth. He will lead a long term strategic plan as part of the company’s aim of becoming the best mid-sized hospitality player in Asia, with an emphasis on further growing the Onyx regional portfolio, augmenting the value proposition of each brand and enhancing

operational excellence. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Martell boasts a wealth of hospitality experience from management and operational functions across a number of roles held in various markets including China, Japan, Australia, Europe and India. Prior to joining Onyx Hospitality Group as chief operating officer in 2014, Martell spent 13 years at InterContinental Hotels Group, where he held senior leadership roles in Australia, China and Japan,

before being appointed IHG’s vice president of Operations for Southwest Asia based in India. “This is an exciting period in Onyx Hospitality Group’s ongoing transformation, and I am honoured to be entrusted with the leadership of one of Asia’s fastest growing hospitality companies,” said Martell. “I am confident that with the ongoing dedication of our team members and support of our owning company, investors and partners, we can continue to build on the

company’s successes to further expand our presence across the region.”


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News Pattaya or Siem Reap? Birdie blitz hands Sweden’s From Continued from page 1

time. “Pattaya has a much broader choice of entertainment and things to do, including the beaches. Expats have formed their own clubs and societies but there is nothing comparable in Siem Reap where the number of Europeans, Australians and Americans is much smaller.” He added that most expats he knew were working in Siem Reap, so had less time on their hands, and he praised the large number of high-quality restaurants, Asian and European, to be found throughout the inland resort. Other correspondents echoed these sentiments and stressed that Cambodians in general were a very welcoming people. “I’m never lonely here,” claimed Dan Revere from the USA, “as it is very easy to strike up a conversation and most locals know some English.” He explained that he was on a very limited budget and ate daily in one of the cheap eateries in Sok San road, a tourist belt, where a meal can be bought for as little as two dollars. “I’m surviving cheerfully here on about 500 dollars a month, including a cheap room two miles out of town, and I certainly couldn’t do that in Pattaya. Other expats in Siem Reap warned that hospital facilities tended to be poorer than in Pattaya, pointing out that some serious illnesses still required a trip to Thailand. They also pointed out there is no public bus service of any kind, so it is a question of negotiating a fare with

the individual motorbike taxi or tuk-tuk driver. “At first you tend to pay too much – four dollars rather than two – but it is just part of the learning curve,” said a Frenchman who has lived in Siem Reap for three years with his Thai wife. “Pattaya was just too frenetic for us,” he claimed. It’s important to note that Cambodia lacks some of the facilities taken for granted in Thailand. There are areas of Siem Reap, for example, without any postal deliveries. Thus it is common to have a post office box which can be rented very cheaply, although some overseas banks and institutions won’t accept it for communication purposes. It can also be difficult to find a Cambodian government official to issue a stamp or signature on an official document required in the home country. Power outages in Siem Reap are more common than in Pattaya. For the future, Pattaya and Siem Reap are both going through tremendous change. They are experiencing building booms as European influences wane whilst Chinese nationals increasingly dominate the tourist markets. Indeed, the Cambodian government has indicated that the Chinese currency, the yuan, will be accepted alongside the US dollar for currency transactions. The likelihood is that by 2027, in 10 years’ time, both Pattaya and Siem Reap will transform into very different urban centres from what they are today.

first MENA Tour victory at Pattana

A stunning birdie blitz coming home powered Fredrik From to a convincing three-shot victory in the MENA Tour’s rain-truncated Pattana Golf Championship on Friday. Starting the day a good four shots back, From blazed the course with a bogey-free nine-under 63, studded with seven birdies on the back nine, to seal his first win on the MENA Tour on 13-under 131 and a second for a Swede after Per Barth, who achieved the feat at the 2015 Shaikh Maktoum Dubai Open. Venezuela’s Wolmer Murillo reeled off seven birdies against a lone bogey in his closing six-under 66 to finish solo second, one clear of England’s Jordan Garnish and American Roberto Galletti, who fired two eagles, including one on par-4, sixth, en route to his final round 67. Overnight leader Jose Ignacio Marin Casado of Spain slipped into a three-way tie for fifth on eight-under after carding a levelpar 72 alongside the Thai duo of Nakul Vichitryuthasastr and Wanich Petcharit. On a day when 45 minutes were lost due to the threat of lightning, everything went From’s way as he easily out-paced the field in a virtuoso effort that left everyone marvelling at his ball-striking prowess. “Feel really delighted to get the job done this time around after having lost out in a couple of playoffs on the MENA Tour,” said From after

receiving the winner’s trophy from Thomas Topken, managing director of Pattana Golf Club. “Everything worked well for me. I hit all the greens in regulation which was great. This course is my favourite now. There are so many scoring opportunities out there, especially on the back nine. I will be playing in MENA Tour’s events in South Africa and see if I can win the order of merit,” said the 27-year-old who graduated from the MENA Tour’s Qualifying School in 2016. Brazil’s Dubai-based Tiago Lobo kept up his dominance in the amateur division, taking the honours on twounder after a final round 73 as India’s Arkesh Bhatia, who is also based in Dubai, and Thailand’s Worathon Zeng shared second four shots adrift. Elsewhere, playing in his first competitive event in four weeks, European Tour regular Prom Meesawat knocked the rust off his game, finishing tied ninth on sixunder after returning a 68, one ahead of England’s Lee Corfield and three off Zane Scotland, a 10-time winner on the tour, as UAE’s Ahmed Al Musharrek settled for tied 60th on four over 148. The Pattana Golf Championship, which was reduced to 36-holes after heavy rain waterlogged the course, preventing play on the first two days marked the conclusion of the MENA Tour’s Thailand threeevent swing which saw Thailand’s

Jazz Janewattananond win the Mahasamutr Masters and Lionel Weber of France reign supreme at Mountain Creek Open by Golf Citizen. The MENA Tour will now travel to South Africa for three on the bounce co-sanctioned events with the Sunshine Big Easy Tour, starting from June 6. An initiative of the Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation, the MENA Golf Tour was created in 2011 with the aim of developing golf in the region. It is affiliated to R&A, the worldwide golf governing body based in the home of golf, St Andrews, and the Arab Golf Federation and enjoys the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) status. A guaranteed spot on the PGA Tour’s 2018 DEAN and DELUCA Invitational (for the MENA Tour champion), multiple European Tour starts, including the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, the Hassan II Trophy, Maybank Championship Malaysia, and the KLM Open, are some of the added incentives that await MENA Tour members, in addition to playing privileges on the Sunshine Tour, and exemptions into the Final Stage of the Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour Q-Schools.

MEA visited Delta Electronics Metropolitan Electricity Authority’s (MEA) led by Vitcha Chakornpipat, research and development director, visited Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL for observation on electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, renewable energy solutions and advanced datacenter infrastructure solution at Delta’s headquarters in Bangpoo. The MEA team was welcomed by Kittisak Ngoenngokngam, Delta’s SEA business director, and Johny Tam, director of business development. With a clear mission for sustainable growth, Delta Electronics is a global company publicly listed in Thailand. The company has R&D centers in 10 countries, sales offices in more than 19 countries and manufacturing plants in four countries. Delta’s products and innovations have been recognized

worldwide for quality, efficiency and reliability. The company’s total revenue in 2016 was 46,887 million baht. With customers from leading EV companies in Europe and USA, Delta has been one of the key pioneers in research and development for EV components and charging systems for

over a decade. Sustainability development has been a key part of Delta’s mission and operations since its founding. Delta is already producing more than 793 mwh of electricity per year from the solar energy solution installed in its factories’ rooftops and car parks.


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News BMW Thailand holds BMW Golf Cup International Qualifying 2017 BMW Thailand led by Stefan Teuchert(3rd from left), president, held the qualifying round of the BMW Golf Cup International 2017 tournament at Nikanti Golf Club, Nakhon Pathom province. This qualification round will see 120 amateur golfers out of 2,400 participants nationwide progress to the national finals, which will conclude with the selection of three winning players to represent Thailand at the World Final round. BMW Golf Cup International is the world’s largest international tournament series for amateur golfers. The tournament saw the historical victory of Team Thailand as they conquered BMW Golf Cup International World Final 2016 in the National Team Category for

the first time ever. This year, BMW Thailand has invited participating golfers to take part in the “Good Deeds for the King” initiative by

donating 2,000 baht to Chaipattana Foundation in support of His Majesty the late King Bhumibhol Adulyadej’s sustainable development projects.

Chevrolet Fan Cup winners flying to the Theatre of Dreams Chevrolet Sales Thailand has partnered with Manchester United, organizing a special media event in Bangkok to announce the winners of the 2017 Chevrolet Fan Cup, the activity Chevrolet continues for the second consecutive year for fans who show their love and passion for the club through a social media contest. Manchester United Ambassador, Bryan Robson and club legend, Mikael Silvestre participated in the event to congratulate five Thai winners who are preparing for the dream journey to England. “We are very pleased to welcome two Manchester United legends to Bangkok. Thai football fans, especially Man United followers, love to see Red Devils heroes such as Br yan Robson and Mikael Silvestre in the country. The media event and the Chevrolet Fan Cup competition demonstrate Chevrolet’s commitment to bringing football fans closer to the beautiful game and fulfil their dreams,” said Wail A. Farghaly, managing director of GM and Chevrolet Thailand. During their stay in Thailand the legends used Chevrolet Trailblazer premium SUVs, experiencing the car’s active and passive safety features. The Trailblazer is one of the best handling SUVs in the Pickup-based Passenger Vehicle segment.

At the event, held at Polo Football Park, former captain Bryan Robson, who played for United from 1981-1993, and Mikael Silvestre, who won five English Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League with United, met media and winners of the 2017 Chevrolet Fan Cup competition. Also, media got a chance to show their unique skills in the ‘Reverse Footy’ challenge. Media had GoPro camera attached at the back, and watched live view through VR headset. All they had to do was listen to the legends’ coaching and scoring a goal. The challenge was designed to reflect the Trailblazer’s Rear Vision Camera and Front and Rear Parking Assist. The five winners from Thailand

will join Chevrolet Fan Cup winners from Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Korea and Middle East in a trip of a lifetime to Manchester, England, to compete in a tournament at Manchester United’s home ground Old Trafford. While in Manchester, the w inners w ill als o attend Manchester United’s English Premier League match against Crystal Palace, meet team legends and be attend the club’s famed Manchester United Soccer School at the first team training facilities at the Aon Training Complex. The highlight of their experience was dressing in the players’ locker room and walking through the tunnel and competing in the Chevrolet Fan Cup competition on the Old Trafford pitch. The 2017 Chevrolet Fan Cup was organized by Chevrolet in January for fans in nine markets to show their support for Manchester United through a social media contest. The five winners from Thailand, who submitted the most impressive photos or videos, were selected based on their creativity, passion and caption. All of them are lifelong Manchester United fans and agree that visiting Old Trafford is the supreme dream for all Red Devils.

CARRY ON TUNNELLING The Sukhumvit underpass has been a quite a story. Whether it will alleviate the traffic woes in the centre of the city or merely delay them for a couple of kilometers down the road remains to be seen, especially in the high season.  What nobody seems to have told us is why an underpass was anyway preferable to a presumably cheaper and elevated overpass.   TOLL PLAZA DELAY The ring of toll booths on the Pattaya to Chonburi motorway look impressive in their brown and blue colours.  But no cash has yet been taken for a variety of bureaucratic reasons.  Once the booths are truly operational, drivers will need to stop four times on a single journey from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi.  Estimated cost for a car is 180-200 baht.    DRONES OVERHEAD The latest suggestion to make Pattaya safer for tourists is the introduction of drones which will keep an eye on disorder below and enable the authorities to react more quickly to bag snatching and muggings.  It’s strange that so much attention has been paid to Walking Street in this context as it is generally a “bubble” area with most clubs hiring their own security staff.   AIR VISIT LIMITS In case you didn’t know, tourists crossing into Thailand by land are now limited to two arrivals (30 days each time) per calendar year unless they hold a visa given by a Thai embassy or re-entry permit issued by Thai Immigration.  There is no such restriction if arriving by air, although a visitor having six such entries in a year may well be questioned by the airport immigration why he or she comes so frequently.   YOUR PLAICE OR MINE Fish and chip shops in Pattaya have had a checkered history, mostly closing after a year or two.  A major exception to the rule is Simon’s, situated in a popular restaurant area near the Hanuman statue and near Jomtien beach.  Devout followers from the UK say the taste is as good as you’d find anywhere in the world.  There’s a Thai menu too for those who want local dishes.   CAMBODIAN STAYS  A recent survey found that the average tourist stays for five nights in Phnom Penh but only three nights in Siem Reap. Why the difference?  Some say that Siem Reap’s tourist attractions are largely limited to the Angkor temple complex whereas Phnom Penh has much more.  Cynics say that the real reason is that the capital city has a booming night life whereas Siem Reap doesn’t have much outside of the famous Pub Street.   MALAYSIAN RETIREMENT Malaysian tourist authorities say their retirement visa programme is doing really well.  A 10 year visa is available and both part-time working and ownership of property are permitted in return for a 37,000 US dollar deposit in a Malaysian bank.  The problem with the Thai retirement visa is that it confers no such benefits.   COACH CONFUSION   Third Road and Thappraya Road now boast official notices from City Hall stating that roadside parking is allowed for tourists coaches and vans.  They tend to gather in large numbers in the early evening but then disappear around 9 p.m.  Nobody has managed to work out where they have all gone.   BUS STOPS While on the subject of transport, Pattaya must be the biggest city in the world where there are so many public bus stops, advertized and highlighted as such, but without any buses ever in sight.  Many of the so-called bus stops have in fact been taken over by local taxi drivers who regard them as a parking spot.  But that’s not why they were introduced.   THAILAND ELITE The controversial elite card, first announced 11 years ago, has now become diversified to cater for a more varied market.  Basically you pay between 500,000 and 2 million baht for a long-stay visa and some other perks.  However, ownership of property (except a condo) is not allowed.  Full details in our next issue.


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News TAT Newsroom Blogger 2017 contest launches to promote unique Thai local experiences

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched its second TAT Newsroom Blogger contest under the theme “Uniquely Local, Uniquely Thai” which is open to bloggers from around the world to share their unique Thai local experiences online for the chance to win a trip to explore Bangkok and the Northeastern Region. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor said, “We’re very excited by this blogger contest, as it gives avid bloggers from around the world the chance to share their ideas about what makes Thailand unique. Wherever they travel, tourists make connections with the Thai people, help to celebrate our festivals and vibrant culture, and enjoy tailor made experiences. Now, in this competition, bloggers can weave these experiences into exciting Thailand travel articles or videos that will inspire and entertain their

followers while showing the world Thailand has so much to offer.” The TAT Ne wsroom Blogger 2017 contest is open to international bloggers with active online blogs or a social media presence (personal blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and a substantial number of followers. To enter Blogger Thailand 2017, bloggers are required to write a blog of up to 350 words accompanied by up to five pictures, or upload a video blog of between 30 and 90 seconds, that tells about their “Uniquely Local, Unique Thai” experiences. Entries must be submitted via www.tatnewrooms.org until June 15, 2017, and once approved and uploaded can be shared with online followers using the key hash tag BloggerThailand17, followed by another hash tag that indicates the category for their entry: Thai People, Thai Places or Thai Experiences.

The six most outstanding entries will win free trip to Thailand inclusive of return airfare and a five-day/fournight itinerary to explore Bangkok and the Northeastern Region or Isan, which was recently named by CNN as one of the top 17 places to visit this year. To further inspire bloggers, TAT Newsroom Blogger 2017 contest is collecting the work of well-known food, culture and travel bloggers as motivation for those who dream of becoming a Thailand travel writer. These guest posts include some stories shared by the winners of the TAT Newsroom Blogger 2016. Yuthasak said, “Thailand offers a huge variety of unique experiences and we expect some great entries in this year’s campaign from people who’ve been inspired by the kingdom. TAT is looking forward to reading what comes in and introducing the winners to the wonders of Isan.”

Thailand tourism generates 840 billion baht in first four months Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports has released figures showing that during the first four months of this year, 12 million visitors came to Thailand spending around 620 billion baht, an increase of 4.71 per cent when compared with the same period in 2016. Domestic tourism is thriving too, with over 220 billion baht being generated. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor said, “Thailand attracts many tourists because it offers experiences that are new and unique, no matter how many times you visit. In the first few months of the year, the combination of lovely weather and amazing festivals; such as, Songkran or the Thai New Year celebrations means there’s much to enjoy for travellers, not to mention locals. We are delighted to be doing so well in 2017 and will continue to offer a warm Thai welcome to visitors yet to come.”

These figures also show that the strategy of attracting higher spending, quality tourists put in place by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is now paying off as people recognise that Thailand offers luxury experiences, dining and leisure opportunities which rate among the world’s best, he added. Of the 12 million visitors to Thailand from January to April, 7.5 million came from East Asia, generating 308 billion baht. China remained the leading source market at about 3.2 million arrivals, though Thai authorities have invoked measures to stop unscrupulous tour operators taking advantage of visitors. In addition, larger numbers of European visitors arrived in Thailand from January to April, totalling 2.7 million arrivals, up 8.41 per cent when compared with the same period in

GSB SMEs startup contest kicks off

The Government Savings Bank (GSB) opens imaginary door to real innovations with GSB SMEs Startup Contest to create a new business idea to participate in driving the government’s Thailand 4.0 Policy. Chatchai Payuhanaveechai, GSB president and CEO, discloses that the Government Savings Bank holds GSB SMEs Startup Contest under the concept, “Get started. Move fast. Be practical” which is held for the 5th consecutive years to be a stage of opportunities for new generation entrepreneurs aged between 16 to 30 years old to create and present a business plan to win prizes of more than 3 million baht; and to promote SMEs Startup entrepreneurs, according to the government’s policy. Application is open until August 11. The committee will select 100 teams and screen for only 10 best businesses to be qualified to the final round.” For this project, the bank aims to promote, support and improve the potential in business development for youth and general people to have their own business and grow for competition in the country and overseas markets. GSB is ready to promote business incubation and to provide a joint venture opportunity through the bank’s venture capital (VC) where SMEs Startups can access the bank’s loan services; improve skills of business planning, financial management, investment, marketing, creative idea; and build financial discipline. The project will also encourage a participation network between the bank, customers, society, community and environment to create entrepreneurship opportunities as well as develop and extend existing business. This will increase potential in creating businesses which can enhance, develop and resume Thai economy, promoting the government’s Thailand 4.0 Policy based on sufficiency-driven business to have sufficiency in the business world and in the global dimension

aligned with the King Rama IX’s philosophy of sufficiency economy. The fund for the GSB SMEs Startup Contest are worth a combined 3 million baht which comprises an initial fund worth 1 million baht for first prize; 500,000 baht for first runner-up; 200,000 baht each for two second runners-up; and 50,000 baht each for seven

2016. They contributed over 200 billion baht in revenue, showing that despite the growth in Chinese tourism, Europe remains a vital market for Thailand. Yuthasak concluded, “We now have a healthy

balance between our new Eastern markets and our more traditional tourism markets in the West. But wherever they come from, people visiting Thailand expect unique and memorable visits and this is what we can provide.”

honorable mention prizes. All the 100 business plans which are qualified will get an initial fund of 5,000 baht each. In addition to the fund for business startup, knowledge will be given throughout the contest. The 100 qualified contestants will receive a business guideline session in the “GSB Real Startup – Boot Camp” round. The 10 finalists will receive one-on-one intensive coaching in the “Guru Coaching” round which will enhance skills in every dimension including funding, marketing and inspiration motivation. The finalists can learn how to do business from new generation business people who will share their experiences and give advice and knowledge which they cannot find from school lessons. They will also have experiences participating in the project to be ready for Startup Thailand by GSB with a study trip to Japan. Those interested in the contest can visit or download applications at www.gsb100tomillion. com or www.facebook.com/gsb100tomillion.


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Our Community PHAB gala event raises over 4 million Thai baht to fund Human Capital on Phuket through tourism training and scholarships More than 300 members, sponsors and friends of the Phuket Hotels Association (PHA), a non-profit organization of hoteliers focused on promoting the positive side of Phuket, gathered at a benefit event to raise money for 20 tourism scholarships and traineeships that will be awarded to island residents. A Magical Island Event was held at Latitude Marquee inside the Laguna Phuket resort complex. It more than lived up to its name with a dazzling evening of wining, dining, and world-class entertainment. The star attraction was X Factor UK singing sensation Marcus Collins, who flew in specially from London to perform, followed by a captivating set from Mark Zitti E I Fratelli Coltelli and his six-piece Italian swing band who flew in from Italy. Phuket favourite DJ Benjamin Jenkins later took over to keep the dance floor pumping.

Guests made donations to the scholarship fun by purchasing tickets for the charity event, which also featured a live and silent auction with an impressive line-up of prizes that included everything from luxury hotel stays in Bangkok, Hollywood, London, Sydney, and Maldives to gourmet dining experiences and a week-long cruise aboard a 77-ft private yacht. Norraphat Plodthong, the newly appointed governor of Phuket, gave an opening speech in which he commended the Phuket Hotels Association and its members for recognizing and supporting local people to ensure their active participation in the island’s tourism industry. He also expressed hope that PHA would actively engage in preserving the island’s natural beauty, particularly with regard to reducing the amount of plastic used and discarded by visitors, and by training their staff to be more

conscious of the negative longterm impact of pollution on their lives and livelihoods. A number of respected Thai educational institutions are participating in he PHA scholarship programme, including Prince of Songkla University (Phuket Campus), Phuket Rajabhat University, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) Phuket Campus, and Ramkhamhang University (Phuket Campus). Candidates will be chosen based on their skills and commitment and awarded a range of opportunities that includes 2, 3 and 4 year vocational, diploma courses, bachelor and master degree programmes, as well as overseas training. Bill Barnett, managing director of award-winning hospitality consultancy C9 Hotelworks and one of the founders of the PHA, added, “We have been building this association for six years so it’s gratifying to see so many Phuket hoteliers join forces to support the island community. Human capital is our biggest asset, but also our biggest challenge in the hospitality business. By guiding and training the hotel staff of the future we are helping create a legacy of success for Phuket.” Anthony Lark, president of the Phuket Hotels Association added, “It’s crucial that we all

Weeboon launches a fundraiser to help Phramongkutklao Hospital bomb victims

Weeboon just launched its official fundraiser to help Phramongkutklao Hospital after the explosion that happened on May 22. The crowdfunding platform set the campaign in its national news category with a goal of 10,000 baht. A Weeboon representative mentioned that it is just a minimum target amount as the campaign can be funded over 100 percent.

The funds collected will go directly to Phramongkutklao Hospital and will help to handle the hospitalization of the victims and to cover the costs related to the damage caused by the explosion. Donate to Phramongkutklao Hospital: www.weeboon.com/en/campaigns/hospitalexplosion.

work together to build and maintain a positive image for this beautiful island while protecting it natural assets at the same time. This event is a great start because it demonstrates how much we can achieve when we work towards a common goal. So many volunteers, sponsors and supporters helped create this amazing fundraising effort. It’s very encouraging to work with such a wide range of organizations and individuals, to support the local community and show the world that Phuket is a top class socially conscious destination”. The PHA has 55 member

hotels and 30 of them showcased their exceptional food and beverage offerings during A Magical Island Event. Next year’s event – PHAB

2 – is already being planned and promises to offer an even more spectacular display of top drawer hospitality and entertainment.

Bata supports “Do Good for Children“ project

Bata, the global brand of shoes and leader in shoe’s manufacturer, recently went to Trad province to support the project “Do Good for Children“. This project was hosted and organized by the Veteran Organization of Thailand. It’s a study trip about Veteran organization’s work. It aims to develop and educate children who lack opportunities to learn. During this event, Bata also gave 300 shoes to students amounting to 120,000 baht.


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Our Community Pullman Pattaya Hotel G provides educational materials

Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, led by GM Sophon Vongchatchainont (front row, fifth from left) visits The Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities. On this occasion, the hotel also brought 14 obsolete flat screen TVs to give to the school. All TVs will be used as teaching aids for the electrical mechanic class. The students shall learn about TV components, how they function and how they may

be repaired. Founded in 1987, The Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities aims to serve the physically disabled, from 17 - 35 years old, who were born with physical disabilities or crippled by disease or accidents. Not only does the school have an Electronic Mechanical Class, they also offer a two year course on Computer Science and Computer Business in English.

Rock the Lunch #51 by Hard Rock Pattaya

Hard Rock Pattaya organized “Rock the Lunch #51” corporate social responsibility activity at AntiHuman Trafficking and Child Abuse Center, Pattaya (Baan KruJa). The management team together with staff prepared and cooked up a fun menu, serving the children’s favorite food. It’s a plate of happiness, served with love at Baan KruJa. Hard Rock Pattaya’s Rock the Lunch, an initiative started in 2011, is one such endeavor to connect the staff with school children, and to also rekindle the childlike wonder in themselves. The staff volunteer

to visit schools which have a limited budget for meals. And since it’s a project by Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya and Hard Rock Café Pattaya, a good meal always comes with good entertainment. At the end of the meal, the staff put on a fun and energetic concert, in conjunction with Hard Rock Heals Foundation. The kids had an amazing time, which they will remember for a long time to come. And as for the grown-ups, let’s just say no one ever forgets what it feels like to be a happy child. It is about Love All, Serve All at Rock the Lunch.

GM works to set sustainable natural rubber tires into motion

Transforming the global rubber and tire supply chain to create lasting, environmentally sound sustainable rubber production requires a collaborative approach. Through an industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights. “Our supplier partners are an extension of our company,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “We want to encourage affordable, safer and cleaner options for our customers that drive value to both our organization and the communities in which we work.” GM believes that sourcing tires produced using sustainable natural rubber has a number of community, business and environmental benefits, including: • Preserving and restoring primary forests and high conservation value and high carbon stock areas that are critical to addressing climate change and protecting wildlife

• Improving yield and quality for natural rubber farmers, further supporting the small businesses that contribute 85 percent of this material • Mitigating business risk related to supply chain sourcing and performance and helping assure long-term availability of a key commodity As tire manufacturers develop sustainable natural rubber policies, automaker demand will help fuel results. GM will be working with tire suppliers, governments, rubber industry associations and environmental NGOs to drive alignment and reduce supply chain complexity. GM is also working with suppliers such as Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear and Michelin to develop appropriate transparency into natural rubber and ensure its traceability throughout the supply chain. The company encourages other automakers and suppliers to join in the effort to accelerate progress. GM is committed to developing safer, simpler and better solutions that move humanity forward. For more information, visit its sustainability report or environmental blog.

WHA Group sponsors Pluak Daeng Rayong United FC

Hemaraj Land and Development PLC, a subsidiary of WHA Corporation PCL, expressed its support for the Pluak Daeng Rayong United FC Team by handing over a cheque for 500,000 baht. This sum will be used to prepare the team for the 2017 AIS League Division 2 and to promote sports among youth. This is in line with WHA’s policy to help build strong sustainable communities in the Eastern Seaboard region.


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Greyhound Café Pattaya now open Greyhound Café opened its newest branch in Pattaya – the biggest to date and the first in the Eastern region. Greyhound first opened its door in Bangkok in 1980, launching a fashion line “Basic with a Twist” style and attitude. Since then Greyhound has added more aspects to the brand by expanding to food business. The first Greyhound Café was opened in 1997 at the Emporium shopping complex in Bangkok and became instantly famous, thanks to Creative Director Bhanu Inkawat and his Corporate Executive Chef Torsit Sarisdiwongse’s hands-on approach in creating iconic dishes for Bangkokians. With its success the Asian fusion restaurant has added more branches in Bangkok, expanded outside Thailand into Hong Kong, China, Malaysia and Singapore, and has now arrived in Pattaya. Managing Director Pornsiri Rojmeta led the Greyhound Café Pattaya team in welcoming guests at the press launch to experience creative food at this new buzz in town. The trendy restaurant offers several western style dishes, in addition to Thai food, pasta, sandwiches and many more. In the signature menu you will find a

delectable array of Thai as well as international dishes, many of which are good tasting recipes you grew up with and favorite family treats. Also Chef Torsit wrapped up an exclusive menu, available only at Greyhound Café Pattaya, offering local flavors with a twist, including spicy squid ink tom yum soup, boiled blood cockles, grilled Thai fish cake, fried crispy baby blue crab, turmeric whiting fish and chips, and caramelized palm sugar style lod chong with coconut milk. Experience Greyhound Café’s signature creative food and try the local menu with a twist at Greyhound Café Pattaya. Greyhound Café Pattaya Thepprasit Road, Pattaya (in front of Singha D’Luck Cinematic Theatre) Open daily from 11 am till midnight Tel: 033 641 287 www.greyhoundcafe.co.th/greyhoundcafe


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eve n ts c a le n d a r 6TH EDITION OF THE MASALA WEDDING FAIR Date: 3-4 June 2017, Saturday-Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm Venue: Ballroom, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park Hotel

Annual fire drill and evacuation training 2017 at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Wuthisak Pichayagan, hotel manager, along with hotel staff participated in the first “Annual Fire Drill and Fire Evacuation Practice Training 2017” to ensure safety awareness for handling an emergency case trained by the fireman team from Pattaya Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. All departments concerned cooperated to learn and practice with the scene made to achieve the target and hotel standard.

The first time’s a charm as Dusit Thani Pattaya unlocks the key to the ISO 9001 Award

Activities: This year, the Masala Wedding Fair will be bigger and better than ever before. Thailand’s largest event of its kind will showcase the best of fashion, jewellery, Bangkok food and wine, and wedding destinations – all under one roof. The two-day event is the ideal venue for anyone wanting to organise a destination wedding in Thailand, as well as for those attending weddings and are in need of jewellery, gifts, formal and informal Indian wear, and more. It is also the perfect opportunity for the general public to experience all the riches of Indian culture, alongside food and knick-knack shopping, and much, much more. Some of Thailand’s best hotels and resorts will also be featured, along with renowned caterers and beverage suppliers. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. For more information: Tel: 02 059 5555 www.masalathai.com

BEN’S THEATER JOMTIEN PRESENTS “WORDS & MUSIC” Date: 9-10 June 2017, Friday-Saturday, 8 pm Venue: Ben’s Theater, Hanuman area Jomtien

For Dusit Thani Pattaya, it has only taken a one-off first time endeavour to get awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Certification after a series of painstaking and comprehensive audits conducted by the SGS earlier this year. The Thai brand resort has consistently followed through certain requirements put forth by any agencies, local or international, in their objective to fulfill the highest standards of quality in hotel management and operations. Neoh Kean Boon, hotel general manager, says “Dusit Thani Pattaya has proved that after years of being one of the pioneer hotels in Pattaya, we have remained focused and committed to achieving great success in whatever we put our hearts and minds to such as the ISO 9001 certification. I share this recent accolade with the entire team whose contributions in making this award possible will go a long way in ensuring that our efforts go towards continuous customer satisfaction. Our work does not stop here because we believe that the quality of our management as well as our efficient and effective operations could only be maintained through persistent motivation and staff dedication for improvements whilst putting our guest satisfaction on top of our priorities. We are extremely proud of this achievement”.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes French Fries, Miss Thailand World 2015 Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Wuthisak Pichayagan (2nd left), hotel manager, gave a warm welcome to French Fries Thanyachanok Moonninta (2nd right), Miss Thailand World 2015 and well-known TV host of the show “Tokjeen Around the World” on channel 3, during filming of the TV program at the resort.

Practice Fire Safety at Centara Grand at Central World Robert Maurer-Loeffler (back row, 4th from right), general manager of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World and group director of Operations (Hua Hin and City Hotels Thailand), organized the 2017 Annual Hotel Fire Drill with the management team and members of the staff. The objective of this exercise is to maintain the hotel’s strict adherence to the highest safety standards and to be ready to deal promptly and efficiently with any fire-related emergencies.

Activities: “Phoenix Performers of Pattaya”, a new theatre group, brings “Line!”, a comedy written and directed by Tweed Harris. Line! is a traditional way for an actor to ask for a line he/she has forgotten. In this play, they not only forget lines but seem to have trouble remembering the character names. They forget to enter and sometimes when to exit. But it will all be right on the night – or will it? Line! is a fun look at the trials and tribulations of a director burdened with a group of amateurs. The second part of the program will be a musical tribute to famous artists and composers. Tickets at 600 baht per person including free drinks of choice. For more information: Ben’s Theater Tel: 038 252 432 Email: benstheaterjomtien@gmail.com www.benstheaterjomtien.com

MOSQUITO MARKET TO CENTARA SOI 1 Date: 15 June 2017, Thursday, 6-9 pm Venue: Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin Activities: On Thursday, 15 June, during the Centara World Masters Golf Championship, Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin will be welcoming local vendors to the hotel grounds for Centara’s “Mosquito Market”. Locals and participants of the golf tournament will enjoy local food trucks and street food all in one place. In addition the hotel is hosting some of the original cuisines from Hua Hin. Sample the historical fried rice from the Railway Hotel, Hua Hin White Chicken Rice, Auntie Jue’s popular sweet sticky rice with coconut milk and fresh mango, Uncle Dam’s jelly coconut dessert plus many other popular street foods from Hua Hin. The market also offers a wonderful shopping experience from clothes, accessories, arts and crafts, as well as new and vintage items. Check out some of the fun with no entrance fee. For more information: Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin Tel: 032 512 021-38 Email: chbr@chr.co.th


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Dusit Thani Pattaya embraces new Vision, Mission and Core Values Following the first roll-out of the new Dusit Vision, Mission and Core Values by Suphajee Suthumpun, Dusit Group CEO, early this year, the reintroduction of the same was done to the Dusit Thani Pattaya staff with the combined efforts of Human Resources and Learning and Development teams in going from one department to another to share the messages with everyone and ensure that the entire hotel team members are aware of the (VMV): Vision – "Proud of our Thai heritage, uniquely delivering gracious hospitality to the world"; Mission – "We empower our people to exceed expectations. Always", and the new core values – "Care, Commit, Can Do!" Exciting prizes were given out to the staff who participated in an impromptu contest, the topic of which pertained to the VMV Day.

“Yumemiru Adolescence” at Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin led by Jan Weisheit (front), executive assistant manager of Food and Beverage, and Katejiraporn Kaewngarmsaard (left), executive assistant manager of Rooms, gave a warm welcome to Yumemiru Adolescence, a famous Japanese pop idol group under Sony Music Associated Records, at Coast Beach Club and Bistro. The purpose of their visit was to shoot a video to promote Hua Hin beach, a popular destination for both international visitors and Thai residents. Their video was released on the official “Yumemiru Adolescence” YouTube channel from May 15 until 31, 2017.

Infertility seminar at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Thirty couples attended an infertility seminar featuring a lecture by Dr Isaraporn Thanaratsiriworakul, reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Women’s Health Center.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya welcomes Nong Nutcha’s family

Andre Brulhart (right), general manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed wellknown news reporter Bob Natee Kosolpisit (2nd right back row) and his family along with Nong Nutcha Nutchavee Kosolpisit (2nd right with bouquet) on their stay at the resort.


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PULLMAN PATTAYA HOTEL G Chivas Whisky Affair – Sunshine in the Glass Head down to the Pullman Pattaya Hotel G on Wongamart Beach (Naklua) and most nights of the week there’s a special foodie happening at this cool, contemporary destination. Mick and I were invited recently to a “Whisky Affair” event in their Beach Club Restaurant. On arrival the striking décor of the lobby is impressive, chic and trendy with cascading water features and interesting modern sculptures. We were directed down to the beachfront where the fusion inside/outside stylish Beach Club Restaurant serves as their all-day dining venue with stunning views out over the sand. The host for this Whisky Affair was the finest whisky house in the world, Chivas. From extremely humble beginnings way back in 1820 the two Chivas brothers steered their whisky partnership to the pinnacle of success resulting in a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria in 1843. Chivas Regal Brand Ambassador Thailand, Paul Nealon, was on hand to navigate the assembled diners through the various premium whiskies with interesting facts and amusing anecdotes. Chef Gabriela Espinosa from Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G was seconded for one night only to create a gourmet 4-course dinner to complement the elegance of the quartet of Chivas vintages. Such gastro-decadence was to come and it was with high expectations that we sipped our Chivas cocktails prior to being seated. The first starter highlighted Hokkaido scallops prepared ceviche style with orange dressing. This dinner from start to finish was a true eye-opener. Who knew Chivas whisky could pair so well with food? The first dram of the evening was Chivas Regal 12-year-old. With its beautifully balanced blend of aromatic spices and hints of soft butter toffee, it made the ideal escort to the delights of the scallop and gently spiced orange dressing. Next up was probably my favourite course and whisky of the evening. Chef had created a cold white asparagus soup with the deluxe hit of salmon caviar. First that extraordinary soup with its soft, velvety texture and, although served cold, its profundity of flavour yielded a surprising warmth which married oh, so well with the newly released (2014) Chivas Regal Extra featuring a hearty helping of oloroso sherry cask-matured malt whisky which has been described as balanced with herbal honey, spicy ginger and even a touch of cigar box. The main course offered a sous vide Burgundy chicken roulade with shishito peppers and shitake mushrooms. The chosen escorting

Hokkaido scallops with orange dressing

Paul Nealon, Chef Gabriela and Pullman's Khun Daw

whisky was the celebrated Chivas 18-year-old Regal. This Masterblended exceptional whisky with its long well-balanced finish and oakemanated spice kept many a nose inside their glasses enjoying the aromas of vanilla fudge, orange peel, and malted barley. A superb blend. Dessert arrived in the form of a 60 percent chocolate parfait attended by the gold standard of whiskies, a 25-year-old Chivas Regal. Awarded 95 points in the 2010 Whisky Bible, this has been described as unadulterated class. Rich and nutty and almost thick with notes of malt and berries with a hint of liquorice, it was faultless. Of course, we were all tasting experts this late in the “Whisky Affair” and the murmurs of appreciation hummed around the restaurant. Accompanied by Chef Gabriela’s joyous rich French chocolate dessert, it was an undreamed of combination. Out thanks and admiration to all who pulled off this stunning, innovative event especially Chef

French chocolate dessert

Gabriela and Paul Nealon, the Chivas Brand Ambassador. We will never taste a slurp of Chivas in the same way again. Applause to all involved. As we stumbled to our room after such an evening of gleeful eating and drinking, we decided that the morning would be soon enough to explore the hotel. Our room beckoned and what a stylish, upscale space it was with the most striking views out over the bay and big, comfy, squashy beds. Goodnight… The next morning we awoke amongst tropical gardens with absolute beach frontage overlooking the pristine Wongamat Beach. There are 353 upscale rooms at this resort with eight specific types of room, so something to please everyone, from Scandinavian suites, to family rooms with bunk beds, Club rooms with VIP lounges, two pools, business conference facilities and the famous Aisawan Spa which is the biggest and most renowned in Thailand. But for us it was back down to the Beach Club to enjoy our buffet breakfast overlooking the palm-fringed sands and aquamarine bay. Sorry we’re running out of space for this article, so why not come here yourselves and see what Pullman Pattaya Hotel G can offer you. Pullman Pattaya Hotel G 445/3 Moo 5, Wongamat Beach Pattaya-Naklua Road Soi 16, Chonburi Tel: 038 411 940-8 Email: rsvn@PullmanPattayaHotelG.com www.PullmanPattayaHotelG.com


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F&B Promotions Sunday Brunch with A View at Edge, Hilton Pattaya Edge Restaurant at Hilton Pattaya invites you to enjoy sumptuous Sunday Brunch with family and friends with a variety of international cuisines from around the world. The selection includes a salad bar, bread and cheese corner, som tum, khao soi, noodles, Chinese roasted duck and pork, sushi, sashimi, steak, pasta, homemade pizza and many more.

Let’s Sea with “Crispy Deep-fried Baby Crab”

Durian Delight at Larn Thong, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

at Mix Bistro and Coco & Rum, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien

Indulge in the rich and creamy flavour of durian until June 2017 at Larn Thong – Authentic Thai Traditions.

Hot promotion in June! Come to enjoy a wonderful dish, “Crispy Deep-fried Baby Crab”, created by Chef Pie. Selected fresh baby crab from Jomtien Port marinated with special ingredients and deep-fried in hot oil with Thai herbs. Crispy and delicious treat ready on board at all outlets for the price of 295 baht nett. For more information and reservations, call 038 103 333 or e-mail cmj@chr.co.th.

‘Hit the roast’ themed buffet dinner Highlights are premium seafood on ice and on the grill, baked New Zealand mussel and river prawn, seared Hokkaido scallop, Canadian lobster linguini pasta, grilled lamb chops and dessert corner with chocolate fountain. Children can enjoy with activities at kids’ corner including cake decoration, painting, pizza making and many more. Savor your favorite items priced at 1,500 baht nett per adult. Children below 5 years dine for free. Available every Sunday at Edge Restaurant on level 14 from 12 noon to 3 pm.

at Dee Lite Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok presents its latest promotion with an amazing selection of roasted and grilled meats and shellfish under the ‘Hit the Roast’ theme night buffet at Dee Lite restaurant. The buffet is available every Saturday evening from 6 to 11 pm. Guests can enjoy a varied selection of items from the roast and grilled menu such as Australian ribs, whole pig from Trang in southern Thailand, Chinese duck, Virginia ham, whole salmon and leg of lamb with a sumptuous selection of side dishes.

Special Dishes Featuring Local Ingredient ‘Barometer Earthstar’ throughout June

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

Salmon by the city at The World restaurant, Centara Grand at Central World Wednesday night is Salmon night at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Center at Central World where a grand buffet is available at The World restaurant for 1,390 baht ++ per person including free-flow sake and sake cocktails. Food includes freshly prepared buffet salmon such as Salmon bisque soup, Baked whole salmon with herb, Green curry with salmon, Grilled salmon fillet with white wine cream sauce, and many more. There will also be plenty of stations with a wide range of international cuisine on offer. Come join every Wednesday night from 6 to 10:30. For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

BBQ Skewer at Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel Indulge in premium meat or seafood, delicately grilled to perfection at The Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar – Excellence and Heritage. Available until June 2017. For more information, contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email: gro-main@royalcliff.com.

The Asian appetizers include roasted bamboo filled with fish curry, and roasted prawns on sugar cane. The roasted Italian sausage with caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese and thyme; and the roasted red pepper with pine nuts, shredded roasted chicken and basil pesto penne are two classic Mediterranean dishes. The taste of Asia is well represented by the noodle soup with roasted Chinese pork and shrimp dumplings. The Dee Lite chalk board menu features a fantastic selection of main course roasted meats including herb pot roast with pork rib soup; roast rack of lamb with garlic and pepper sauce, and wok-fried roasted seafood in hot basil sauce. In addition, guests can also enjoy with live music from the duo band, fabulously fresh seafood and shellfish featuring New Zealand mussels, oysters from France, sweet clams and fresh salmon, cold cuts, cheese, desserts, ice cream and seasonal fruits. ‘Hit the Roast’ themed dinner buffet is priced at 950 baht net per person including soft drinks. Children aged 6 to 12 years pay half price. Children under 6 years eat for free. Dee Lite restaurant is located on level 1 of DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and opens for dinner daily from 6 to 11 pm. For reservations, call 02 649 6666 or email bkkss.info@hilton.com.

at Hilton Pattaya Hilton Pattaya introduces a variety of special menus from ‘Barometer Earthstar’, one of the most favorite local ingredients. Barometer is well-known with its unique crunchy texture and only found in May and June in northern and northeastern regions of Thailand. If you are Asian food lovers, Flare Restaurant on level 15 is a must. Experience two special dishes ‘Barometer Earthstar Duo’, barometer earthstar salad in Isan style and steamed barramundi with barometer earthstar in banana leaf at 550 baht nett and a Japanese dish ‘Barometer Earthstar Grilled Prawn and Croquette’, grilled minced prawn and barometer served together with tako-chan (baby octopus) croquette with Japanese sauce at 350 baht nett. Available every day from 6 to 10:30 pm. Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar on level 16 introduces ‘Barometer Earthstar and Seafood Chowder Fettuccine’, homemade barometer earthstar fettuccine in seafood chowder with barometer earthstar, clam, seared white shrimp, seared scallop and caviar at 450 baht nett. An appetizer is also recommended ‘Crispy Shrimp and Barometer Earthstar Gyoza with Tom Yam Sauce’ at 300 baht nett. Enjoy your favorite every day from 11 am to 11 pm. Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar on level 34 presents a perfect combination of Thai local ingredient with Western cuisine ‘Veal and Barometer Earthstar Wellington’ served together with barometer earthstar sauce and deep-fried Enokitake at 1,100 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.

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events cale ndar TIMELESS BONDING AT PULLMAN HOTELS G (WEDDING FAIR 2017) Date: 8-11 June 2017, Thursday-Sunday, 11 am – 10 pm Venue: Pullman Hotels G, Booth P65-P66, Plenary Hall, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok Activities: The biggest wedding fair in Thailand is about to go ahead and Pullman Hotels G are joining forces as wedding gurus to make your life event come true at either of these ideally suited paradises. From 8-11 June 2017 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, bring your wedding list with you and join Pullman Hotels G at booth P65-P66 to make your event of a lifetime come true. Whether intimate vows to the sky in the city of angels or an opulent wedding held overlooking the infinity of the ocean, Pullman Hotels G Bangkok and Pattaya deliver in-

style celebrations with their own elegant touch and of course, unforgettable memories. All brides to-be and grooms booking their wedding packages at this fair will be entitled to a 5 percent discount. Plus, don’t worry if you can’t choose from the two perfect paradises, simply say “I Do” with ‘The Timeless Bond’ package and get wedded at both locations! Starting from 339,999 baht, you can organize your wedding for any day with a free transfer for the bride and the groom and enjoy a 5 percent discount on-top. For more information: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G Tel: 02 352 4000 Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Tel: 038 411 940-8 Email: wedding@pullmanbangkokhotelg.com or sudarath.su@pullmanpattayahotelg.com


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There’s a new toque in town and he’s cooking up a storm at the Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar Yes, there’s a new chef in town and he’s pretty much circumnavigated the globe to get to us. Hailing from the fascinating city of Berlin, he’s travelled the world honing his skills in 5-star kitchens including the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, Movenpick in Ghana and the ultra-luxurious Siam Kempinski in Bahrain, amongst many others. He’s young, dynamic enthusiastic, and passionate to introduce his cuisine to the award-winning flagship restaurant at the Royal Cliff Hotels. Fine dining doesn’t get any more refined than at the Royal Grill Room, plus it houses one of the world’s leading wine lists and consistently wins the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. From the moment you enter and are shown to your table, you just intuitively know how wonderful the evening is going to be. From its stylish interior bedecked in the richness of teakwood and the soaring arched windows, the well turned out waiters, the cool wine cellar, the soft, melodious sounds of the piano player, it just oozes with luxury, extravagance and pleasure. So let’s get started on the food! Our tasting menu was modishly launched with an amuse-bouche of green pea ice cream and a shot glass of hot pea cappuccino soup. Intriguing flavours hit our palates with the iciness of the bright green ice cream making incredibly good friends with the comfort of the soup with its on-trend foam topping. Our appetizer was next, a duet of salmon and tuna. The salmon had been marinated in beetroot for 24 hours not only to tenderise but also to impart its rich earthy flavours. The tuna tataki consisted of squares of sashimi graded encrusted tuna just shown the pan for seconds to relieve the rawness in a delightful way and crowned with a tempura king prawn served in a puddle of horseradish crème. Accompanying all this was a culinary plastic transparent pipette filled with a

Green pea ice cream and a shot glass of hot pea cappuccino soup

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Dacquoise coconut feuilletee

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dressing to be squeezed over the fish. We loved it all. A soup course then hit the table. The Royal Grill Room is famous for its soup with Chef Walter’s legendary tomato soup with gin always a winner. This time it was Chef Romano’s signature lobster bisque flambéed with Hennessy Cognac. It was a swim in the sea, the richness of the crustaceans bathed in its smooth velvety texture were

amazing and served with a crispy crabmeat cigar for dunking; it was a triumph. For the main course we were served a deconstructed tournedos Rossini. Prime beef had been prepared in its sous vide water bath to medium rare condition and creatively presented on the plate with shavings of black truffle, baby vegetables, sensational deluxe foie gras potato praline balls, a small

stack of pistachio dust and escorted by a thrilling masala infused jus. White and green asparagus tips attended the beef as well as white and orange heritage carrots. Wow, what a dish. Layers of textures and flavours bounced off each other and returned for a knockout taste reaction. Could we manage dessert? We couldn’t leave without it – so we requested one serving with two spoons. The sweet vision appeared from across the room and we were so pleased we were ready with our spoons to tuck into a Dacquoise coconut feuilletee (a light airy cake made from almond meringue) together with a strawberry and vanilla ice cream. Shards of chocolate were hidden in the cake and white chocolate ears decorated the confection – it was patisserie perfection. Throughout our dinner we were drinking the eminently acceptable house “Gold Selection” from Australia. We commenced with the elegant Chardonnay and enjoyed a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with the beef.

Soontorn tickled the ivories, the staff were exemplary and as you can tell from this rave review we had a truly wonderful experience. Thank you to Chef Romano and your brigade for such a gourmet dinner – long may you hang your toque in this kitchen. To dine at the Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar is a stellar experience. From the minute you step through the door you are cocooned in luxury and spoilt with thoughtful (almost telepathic) service, the food is exquisite and, considering the eminence of this restaurant, not extraordinarily pricey. Their 3-course set menu is B.999 ++ and with wine B.1,559++. Of course there is a full a la carte menu. Do check their website for details of the monthly-changing set menu. Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar Royal Cliff Beach Hotel Pratamnak Road, Pattaya Open from 6:30 to 10:30 pm (last order) and closed on Tuesdays Tel: 038 250 421 www.royalcliff.com Amex, Visa and Mastercard accepted

Hotel Promotions Rejuvenating City Retreat Package at Centara Amari Phuket welcomes the green season with the Ocean Wing’s room promotions Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok offers “Rejuvenating City Retreat Package” for those who long for a revitalizing break in a bustling city. The perfect retreat for couples and single travellers alike combines great accommodation with sheer pampering and culinary delights to make one’s stay a memorable experience at a starting rate from 3,450 baht ++ per room per night for a minimum two-night stay in a deluxe room. Available for booking from now until December 30, 2017. Rejuvenating City Retreat Package is inclusive a daily breakfast up to two persons, in-room wireless internet access, a complimentary 90-minute aromatherapy massage, Swedish massage or Royal Thai massage per person per stay, a complimentary non-alcoholic soft drink at minibar and 20 percent discount on food only at all the hotel’s grand restaurants.

Amari Phuket invites guests to celebrate the start of the green season and enjoy the cooler weather after the summer by holding two exclusive promotions, available for stays until July 31, 2017. “Free access to The Clubhouse” room rate starts from 4,950 baht +++ per room per night. Guests will be receiving complimentary access to The Clubhouse, infinity pool, sun deck and fitness centre. Guests can also enjoy the buffet breakfast and à la carte dining menu, complimentary tea, coffee and light snacks throughout the day and end with a sunset cocktail hour that has complimentary cocktails and canapés served daily from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. “Free airport transfer” room rate starts from 9,000 baht +++ per room per night. Guests will be receiving one complimentary round-trip Phuket International Airport transfer per room reservation and The Clubhouse benefits.

For reservations, contact Reservation Department via Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4116-19 or email: reservationcglb@chr.co.th.

For more information about room reservations, contact 076 340 106-14 ext 8033 and 8034, email reservations.phuket@amari.com or visit www.amari.com/phuket.


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Barometer Earthstar Duo: Isan Salad and Barramundi in Banana Leaf

Bragi Dash Pro Smart Earphones No more tangled wires. Experience listening freedom like never before with the next generation true wireless Earbuds. The Dash Pro is renewed from the inside for outstanding Bluetooth connection quality and amazing audio without interruption. A simple one-touch setup connects your Android, Apple or Windows device in a matter of seconds. Enjoy your music and communicate hands-free in crystal clear quality without the hassle of wires. And whenever you feel like leaving your smartphone or tablet at home, the onboard MP3 player of The Dash Pro offers storage for up to 1000 songs.

INGREDIENTS For Larb Hed 120 grams basa mushroom 15 grams fresh coriander 10 grams big shallots 15 grams spring onion 30 grams chicken breast 25 ml Isan (larb) sauce 1 pc lime 5 grams mint leaves

For Hor Mok 150 grams fresh white seabass 80 grams basa mushroom 15 grams lemongrass 20 grams brown shimeji mushroom 20 grams white shimeji mushroom 20 grams peeled Thai shallot 20 grams napa cabbage 10 grams lemon basil 15 grams dill 5 grams kaffir leaves 20 ml stir-fry sauce

Jammy Portable Guitar

METHOD For Larb Hed • Cut barometer earthstar (basa mushroom) into small pieces and parboil. Transfer to a mixing bowl. • Dice coriander, Thai shallots, and spring onion. • Boil chicken breast and shred finely. • Add seasoning (fish sauce, lime, chili powder, roasted rice) in the bowl and mix together. • Serve in the clay pot and top with mint and sliced shallots. For Hor Mok • Fillet the seabass. • Cut barometer earthstar (basa mushroom) into small pieces. • Slice lemongrass, shimeji mushrooms, Thai shallots, napa cabbage, lemon basil, dill, and kaffir leaves. • Put in a mixing bowl and add fish sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, black pepper and mix together. • Wrap in banana leaf and steam for 15 minutes. • Serve in the banana leaf. Hor Mok and Larb Special Serve with soft-boiled duck egg, fresh vegetables and spicy chili dip for hor mok.

Amnat “Ble” Chaikhonburi Specialty: Asian Cuisine

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Flare, Hilton Pattaya thstar Featured dish: Barometer Ear and d Sala Isan : Duo in i und ram Bar Banana Leaf

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Hilton Pattaya is located at 333/101 Moo 9, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya Chonburi. Tel: 038 253 000 www.pattaya.hilton.com

If you're a total novice or an experienced vet without space to riff, the Jammy Portable Guitar looks like a great option. It's a guitar without a body, equipped with steel strings and a full-scale telescopic neck. Beginners can use the LED-equipped frets and practice discreetly using direct audio output that can be sent straight to your headphones. If you're past the lessons stage of your journey, you can send the output to an amp and take Jammy places your 6- or 12-string guitar could never go as it's less than 20 inches fully extended.

Nike Outsole iPhone Cases

Nike has a library full of memorable silhouettes. Even the bottoms of some of their shoes are instantly recognizable. These Nike Outsole iPhone Cases let you wrap your precious piece of glass and metal in those designs. Made from durable TPU, they give your phone added protection from drops, bumps, and scratches, all while making your phone easier to grip. Available in two models, matching the outsole of the Air Force 1 and Roche.

Phase One IQ3 Achromatic Camera Leica's Monochrom series proved there was a place for dedicated black and white digital cameras. The Phase One IQ3 Achromatic Camera takes the same concept and brings it into the world of medium format photography. Lacking the Bayer filter found in color cameras, each and every pixel of its 100-megapixel sensor is dedicated to capturing detail, luminance, and tone. The result is photos with outstanding image quality, no matter the lighting, backed by a proven system with a broad range of compatible lenses.

Loewe Bild 9 TV Designed by London-based Bodo Sperlein, the Loewe Bild 9 TV combines British design with German engineering. Influenced partly by Art Deco, the TV sits inside one of three metal frames — there's one for a table, a wall, and a free stand — that are hand-forged, ground and polished. When switched on, the 7mm-thin, OLED HDR 4K display automatically slides upwards to reveal a 120W integrated soundbar. Should you want more audio performance, the TV also connects wirelessly with the company's Klang 9 speakers and has an integrated 5.1-channel decoder to eliminate the need for a separate box. There's also a built-in 1TB digital recorder, built-in apps for most popular services, and fabric cover to conceal all the cords and connections on the back. Handmade in Bavaria and available in Amber Gold or Graphite Grey, in both 55- and 65-inch models.


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Modern Art, Single-Malt Scotch and Premium Cigars at DUKE, Gaysorn Village – La Gallerie D'Art et Du Cigare by John K. Lindgren

These days the talk-of-the-town in Bangkok is the DUKE Contemporary Art Space and Whisky Bar/Cigar Lounge at Gaysorn Village (formerly known as Gaysorn Plaza) located at the Erawan intersection, opposite Central World. The exhibition room, which sits on the first floor of the newly rebranded swank Gaysorn Village, is a brand new concept art gallery displaying works of recognized Thai artists such as Kriangkrai Kongkhanun, Parichart Suphaphan, Verapong Sritrakulkitjakarn and Sakarin KrueOn. Large paintings hang on the raw concrete walls and amazing sculptures occupy polished floor space. Apart from all the contemporary artworks there is a stylish dark wood paneled bar with brown comfortable leather sofas and an extensive Scotch single-malt and French cognac selection. And of course, a cigar lounge equipped a humidor loaded with bespoke Dominican Davidoff of Geneva hand-rolled stogies. The most recent event at DUKE was the vernissage “Plus Four” by Praphassorn Butphrom, Soomphong Ponradsamee, Manut Lao-on and Atchalinee Kesornsook, which pulled in a large crowd of art lovers to view works of four painters, representing a new generation of Thai artists using acrylic on canvas, oil on canvas, and oil on wood panel with outstanding results. More art

exhibitions are scheduled in the near future. My recommendation: Check out DUKE Contemporary Art Space next time you’re in the Chit Lom / Ratchaprasong area. “To be an artist is to believe in life.” ~ Henry Moore

DUKE Contemporary Art Space 1st floor, Gaysorn Village 999 Phloen Chit Road, Bangkok (BTS: Chit Lom) Open daily (Art Space: 11 am – midnight, Bar: 12 pm – midnight) Tel: 080 587 9520

www.facebook.com/duke.gaysorn

Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands 2017

World’s premier Young Presidents’ Organization gathers at Royal Cliff Royal Cliff Hotels Group welcomed prestigious members of the exclusive Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the world’s premier chief executive leadership organization, during its highly anticipated GREW2D networking event. GREW2D is an event for golf, real estate, networking, wines and automobiles. Drawing prominent YPO members from around the world, it was one of the most glamourous social occasions of the year. The Salon Privé d’Elegance de Jardin, patterned after the UK’s most exclusive automotive garden party, was one of the main highlights of the exclusive event. Royal Cliff’s beautiful grounds were transformed into a dynamic catwalk as guests delighted in a parade of elite models and reveled in a remarkable showcase of one of the most exotic and super expensive car collections in the world. The three-day event enabled the group’s distinguished members to enjoy a flurry of notable activities including an amazing welcome dinner overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand, insightful networking sessions, real estate seminars from distinguished speakers, spectacular fashion shows and a fun golf tournament. In addition, they also took part in an extraordinary wine dinner where they were able to experience the world’s imperial wines paired with exceptional cuisine at Royal Cliff’s Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar. A special farewell dinner and awards ceremony were held at the Head of State Chamber of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel where delegates experienced an unforgettable dinner while enjoying amazing dance shows prepared by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. The Young Presidents’ Organization is a global network of young chief executives with more than 24,000 members from more than 130 countries.

Hard Rock, in partnership with ReverbNation, organized Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands 2017 at Hard Rock Café Pattaya. In this year, the three local finalists are: Sickboy band (winner and received USD 1,000 cash), Blue Ocean band (1st runner-up), and At the Drow Pier band (2nd runner-up). All received trophies. Sickboy, the local winner of Hard Rock Café Pattaya, will proceed to the next round and have a chance to be selected as the regional winner within the four regions (North and Central America, South America, Asia and Middle East, and Europe). Then, regional winners will proceed to the final round and have a chance to be selected as Hard Rock Rising's Global Artist of the Year at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, USA. Congratulations to the local winner! Join in cheering Sickboy from Thailand to win the regional and final rounds and get a chance to show off their talents on global stage.

events cale ndar LES COLLAGES DE JACQUES PRÉVERT Date: 6 May – 30 July 2017, Tuesday-Friday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 9:30 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 1 pm Venue: Media Library of Alliance Française Bangkok

BEN’S THEATER JOMTIEN PRESENTS “THE SALAYA QUARTET” Date: 3 June 2017, Saturday, 8 pm Venue: Ben’s Theater, Hanuman area Jomtien

Activities: On the occasion of the 40th death anniversary of Jacques Prévert, Alliance Française Bangkok presents a selection of his collages. In 1912, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso created the first collages, then the Dadaïstes and then the Surrealists followed the trend. In 1930 Jacques Prévert also followed suit. Although his first known collage dates back to 1943, it was not until 1948 that he engaged in this new form of artistic creation that has quickly become his passion. Free admission.

Activities: Ben’s Theater Jomtien is hosting a splendid performance by the Salaya Quartet, comprising four top musicians from the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Catch this rainy season special concert for 900 baht per person including free drinks of choice.

For more information: Media Library of Alliance Française Bangkok Tel: 02 670 4240 Email: mediatheque@afthailande.org | www.afthailande.org

For more information: Ben’s Theater Tel: 038 252 432 Email: benstheaterjomtien@gmail.com | www.benstheaterjomtien.com


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Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Hilton Pattaya wins Best American Burger 2017 Networking at AVANI Pattaya The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM Thailand) hosted the Joint Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking in conjunction with the Australian, British, Canadian, German, Mexican, South African, Singaporean, Dutch, and BeLuThai chambers of commerce in Thailand. AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa provided a perfect venue for members of the 10 foreign chambers of commerce in Thailand and friends to socialize and network in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by lush tropical greenery. With the hotel’s central location, guests immediately filled the venue as soon as the networking event started. AVANI Pattaya hosted a wonderful evening with great food; both delicious and innovative items were on offer from the hotel's food outlets Benihana, Garden Cafe and Dicey Reilly's. Pattaya Mayor Police Major General Anan Charoenchasri graced the occasion for an opportunity to meet and support the business community in the region. The mayor gladly shared that the City Hall is ready to extend all the necessary assistance and facilities for trade and business operations in Pattaya and the Eastern part of Thailand. A panel discussion on “Thailand 4.0: Plans and Challenges for Harnessing Human Capital” was held prior to the networking event.

US Embassy Bangkok’s Foreign Agricultural Service organized the first burger competition and American food fair under the theme of American Taste on the Beach at Central Festival Pattaya Beach. The event kicked off with the “Great American Burger Competition 2017”, which brought 10 chefs from Pattaya’s top restaurants with their own special menus using US beef, US potatoes, California cheeses, and Washington apples. Hilton Pattaya’s executive chef Matthew Dowdell and his team prepared the creative American burger by putting apple Gochujan barbecue sauce, Asian slaw, and apple pickle, which helped add more flavors to the burger. The juicy and flavorsome original US beef patty, crispy bun, cheeses, Asian slaw, apple pickle, and the secret Gochujang barbecue sauce made all judges award the first prize of the Best American Burger to Hilton Pattaya. As the winner from the Great American Burger Competition, Chef Matthew will be battling with the winners from Bangkok by the end of the year at Central World in Bangkok.


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fairness-fitness-finery F&B Promotions Food Promotions for June 2017 at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Rich, smooth foie gras is at Acqua The creamy taste of foie gras from Landes in the southwest of France, a region renowned for its poultry, is being prepared in three distinct ways by the Acqua chefs at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya throughout June. Seared foie gras is served with green lentil salad and tangy vinaigrette at 450 baht ++, homemade ravioli stuffed with blue cheese is covered with a rich foie gras sauce and priced at 650 baht ++, and foie gras tops the classic tournedos Rossini, with the filet mignon accompanied by Madeira sauce and butter spinach, and priced at 1,800 baht ++. Acqua is a warm and cosy restaurant featuring views over the resort’s water park, and suitable both for convivial evenings and romantic dinners. The restaurant is open every day from 6 to 11 pm.

Szechuan delights served up at Oasis The spicy, earthy, rich flavours of China’s southwestern Szechuan province are on the Oasis menu in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya throughout June, available all day every day! Kung pao chicken is created from chicken that is stir-fried with mixed nuts and Szechuan chilli peppers, and is priced at 280 baht ++. Poached sliced beef served in a hot chilli oil made from Chinese wine, dried red chilli, garlic, and Szechuan pepper is priced at 420 baht ++. The famous Szechuan hot and sour soup, 220 baht ++, is a powerfully flavoured soup made with pork julienne, black mushrooms, tofu, vinegar, and Szechuan peppercorns. Oasis has both indoor and outdoor seating, and is open from 6 am to 11 pm.

Sweet avocado specials at Vistas The lovely creamy taste of avocado is being put to good use throughout June by the pastry chefs at Vistas in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. Avocado and lime tart is filled with mashed avocado, lime zest and lime juice, and priced at 150 baht ++. Avocado and lime go to making the Mexican-inspired avocado cheesecake, priced at 120 baht ++, while a chocolate cup filled with avocado mousse and fresh raspberries is also priced at 120 baht ++. All these and other delicacies can be enjoyed between 9 am and 10 pm at Vistas, sited just off the resort’s lobby. For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 981.

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Thermage for younger-looking eyes The skin around our eyes is the most sensitive part of our face and the most noticeable as we age. Reduced collagen tends to make the skin lose its elasticity; it begins to sag, and wrinkles form— making us look older. Overexposure to sunlight also contributes to the rapid aging of our skin, which is known as photoaging. by Dr Natnicha Loichuen During the summer season, many of us were exposed to extreme heat and sunlight, which can damage collagen fibers—a protein fiber found in abundance throughout our bodies. It provides strength and cushioning to many different body parts, including skin. Overexposure to sunlight also can damage elastin, the protein that helps skin tissue resume its original position or shape after stretching. If you want to rejuvenate the skin around your eyes without undergoing invasive treatment, then Thermage is the ideal treatment for you. Thermage for eyes is a FDA-approved procedure for tightening and lifting skin; it reduces wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet). The treatment is safe and non-surgical, using radio frequency energy to create a uniform heating effect deep into the dermis. The heat tightens and rejuvenates existing collagen. At the same time, it stimulates the

production of new collagen to tighten and lift the skin around the eyes, giving you a more youthful appearance. Thermage produces immediate results after the procedure, but the ultimate improvement may take up to six months and usually lasts 12 to 24 months. A Thermage for eyes treatment takes about 45 minutes, depending on the size and condition of the affected area. You can apply make-up and return to your routine activities right after treatment.

For more information and to book a FREE consultation, call Tel: 038 411 190, 038 411 990, 086 329 7372 or visit Nicha Clinic located at 519/8-10 Moo 10 Pattaya 2nd Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya City, Chonburi. Line ID: nichaclinic. Email: nichabeautyandbeyond@gmail.com. Visit www.nichaclinic.com for promotions.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No-Gi Training by Rory Coughlan

Gi and no-gi are the two forms of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Gi (kimono) jiu-jitsu is grappling with the use of a traditional gi that allows you to grab the clothing of your opponent. No-gi is grappling without the traditional uniform, instead you wear shorts/spats and a rash guard. In no-gi you cannot grab your opponent’s clothing. To be a complete BJJ player you should train in both. Usually if you start training in majority without the gi then you will have a much harder time adapting to the gi. The gi in some ways is more complex with all the grips but no-gi has many other aspects which are not found in the gi, eg more brabo chokes, guillotines, footlocks than in the gi. The gi has huge amounts of grips on both the jacket and pants. The most common jacket grip is the collar/sleeve grip. The grips allow you to have great control of the fight and to submit your opponent using their or your own gi. It allows a much smaller opponent to control a bigger one. In no-gi you have more wrestling based grips such as neck and grabbing all joints in the body. It is harder to control an opponent and they can slip or power out of controls. No-gi BJJ is faster paced. Gi slows things down due to the natural friction of the garment. While gi and no-gi are very similar, the way both styles evolve are very different. In gi, the numerous grips and gi material mean that a lot of set-ups are based on using the gi material, eg lapel or worm guard (which is impossible in no-gi). In no-gi, you look more at taking your opponent’s back because mounting in no-gi has limited submisions, and the back position has the rear naked choke and other options. You will find no-gi players using more guillotines and brabo/darce chokes as well as using more footlocks. It is hard to say what is more technical as both styles are different and you also have much smaller no-gi players that submit bigger ones (taking the back is a great way of doing that). URBAN HEALTHY CO., LTD. 64/2 Moo 1 Nongprue Soi 1, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 248 079 www.313trainingstudio.com


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Is your sweet tooth aging you? It’s hard to stop the appearance of facial aging produced by fine lines, wrinkles, and dull tint. But it’s easy to promote such unwanted skin problems—just load up on ice cream, candy, pastries and almost any white food. Why? Because while the sugar in your blood tends to bind with the proteins that keep your skin firm and smooth, sugar from processed foods and simple carbs like white rice, white bread, corn flakes, pasta, most desserts, and even raisins, kick your blood sugar up quickly. In turn, that triggers your body to make more insulin, a hormone that pumps up the production of oil, which can clog your pores and lead to pimples. Foods with a lot of essential fatty acids, like omega-3s, are the building blocks of cell membranes. They also help make the skin's natural oil barrier that keeps skin supple. They're found in crab and in fish like tuna and salmon. You can get them in plant oils, nuts, and soy, too. But if your diet doesn't include animal protein, you'll have lower levels of them. Meanwhile, don’t fear the natural sugars in fruits and vegetables; they aren't harmful—and they provide your skin with helpful antioxidants.

Spa & Fitness Promotions Experience “Four Hands Massage” package at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central World Pamper yourself at Spa Cenvaree with “Four Hands Massage,” a signature treatment at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World for relaxation and balance, performed by two therapists delicately work with all four hands in synchronization, a magical combination of Thai, Swedish, shiatsu and reflexology techniques using deep rhythmic movement to produce waves of enjoyment and leave you feeling completely renewed in perfect harmony over your body. This unique massage will let your whole body feel lighter and bursting with life after this over-the-top experience. Allow the four hands dance over your body for 90 minutes, priced at only 3,200 baht ++ per person or relax for 120 minutes, priced at only 3,600 baht ++ per person. For more information or to make treatment reservations, call 02 100 1234 ext 6511, 6516 or e-mail spacgcw@chr.co.th.

Wellness and Well-being Spa Package at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya

Exercise—It’s About Time A new study indicates that working out before breakfast may be more beneficial for health than eating first. When we eat it affects how much fat we burn during exercise, researchers report, and also alters molecular activity within fat cells in ways that could have longterm implications for our physical well-being. Athletes and scientists have long known that meal timing affects performance. If you eat first, you have relatively high levels of blood sugar. Working muscles

can readily use this sugar as fuel. On the other hand, if you have fasted before working out, your muscles must rely primarily on the body’s skimpy supply of stored carbohydrates or its larger reservoirs of fat. Accessing this fat requires extra metabolic steps to become available as energy, which makes it a relatively inefficient fuel source during times of strenuous exercise. As a general rule, the body tends to turn to fat as its primary fuel source when exercise is more moderate.

eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya on level 17 invites you to come and experience the “Wellness and Wellbeing” spa package with special treatments to pamper body and soul 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.

Stay fit and healthy in the rainy season at LifeStyles on 26, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

What to eat for cellulite

Most women have cellulite; it's normal. But if you want to help prevent that cottage cheese pattern from building up on your thighs, bottom or belly, eat papaya. Readily available, fresh, delicious and affordable here in Pattaya, papaya is loaded with vitamin C and helps with the production of collagen. Collagen makes up our skin's structural framework and can help prevent wrinkles and cellulite from forming.

Enjoy the fitness membership promotion at LifeStyles on 26, located on the 26th floor of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, to get you to stay fit and healthy with modern and fully equipped facilities including professional and service-minded trainers who will be always on hand to help you get the most from your workout and keep you motivated on your journey. Or discover exciting fitness classes conducted by experienced teachers and personal trainers such as yoga, yoga fly, Pilates, Zumba dance, TRX, aero boxing, and Thai boxing to help you get into shape so you find a class time that fits into your busy routine. LifeStyles on 26, Centara Grand at CentralWorld provides exceptional opportunities for an annual membership price of only 38,000 baht by purchasing a group fitness membership (minimum of three persons). Getting back into a workout routine that suits you with the fantastic fitness membership promotion. For more information, call 02 100 6299.


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Witness – Katy Perry Witness is the fifth studio album by American singer Katy Perry. It is scheduled for release on June 9, 2017. The album's lead single, "Chained to the Rhythm", was released on February 10, 2017. A second song titled "Bon Appétit" followed on April 28, 2017. A third song, "Swish Swish", was released May 19, 2017. Following the release of her fourth album Prism in 2013 and the end of The Prismatic World Tour in October 2015, Perry told The New York Times in February 2016 that she was in the "research and development phase" of a new album. She decided to take a hiatus after the tour concluded to "give my mental health a break" before starting to write new songs the following June. Perry felt "refreshed" after the hiatus, and had over 40 tracks "in progress" before the year ended. In August, the singer stated that she aspired to make material "that connects and relates and inspires" and told Ryan Seacrest that she was "not rushing" her fifth album, adding "I'm just having a lot of fun, but experimenting and trying different producers, and different collaborators, and different styles". In February 2017, Perry stated that the album was "definitely a new era for me" and "an era of purposeful pop" she was proud of. Later that month, she told Capital FM that "I've got something swirling, but I think I want to put out some songs first before I give them the full meal". The following May, Perry revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the album will include 15 of the 40 songs she wrote for it, and described the record as "fun and dance-y and dark and light".

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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya WONDER WOMAN

BAYWATCH

Release Date Lead Actors Director Genre

Release Date June 1, 2017 Lead Actors Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario Director Seth Gordon Genre Comedy

June 1, 2017 Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright Patty Jenkins Fantasy | Action | Adventure

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

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Kushuthara, the first Bhutanese film to star a Western actor, receives international release

Filmed in the beautiful location of Bhutan, the film Kushuthara: Pattern of Love has recently had a worldwide release and is available in Thailand. Kushuthara, a feature film, with an internationally acclaimed cast, is certain to dazzle audiences worldwide. The film enjoyed its US premiere at New York City’s prestigious Rubin Theater; followed by its theatrical release (and Video On Demand release). Kushuthara is the first Bhutanese film to star a Western actor (Emrhys Cooper). The film’s stunning cinematography transports the viewer to a faraway place, the tiny land-locked country of Bhutan, which lies quietly nestled between India and China. Kushuthara is shot amidst the stunning landscape of the Himalayas (usually inaccessible to foreigners) and stars Emrhys Cooper (Vanity/Person of Interest) as a Western journalist who becomes entangled in a complicated and passionate love affair with a married Bhutanese woman, played by actress Kezang Wangmo. Wangmo is an accomplished Bhutanese star, and has even received the honor of becoming a Bhutanese Member of Parliament. The all-star cast is rounded out by Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuck, whose lengthy credits include a starring role alongside Brad Pitt in Seven Years in Tibet. The film receives its direction by acclaimed Karma Deki, who is longcelebrated and awarded for her work at festivals worldwide. Historically, the Bhutanese film industry has looked East for inspiration, modeling itself after the films of Bollywood. This time it’s not Bollywood, but Hollywood that inspires. Kushuthara embraces a more Western style, making it a groundbreaking venture for Bhutanese film-making. It is the compelling storyline that draws on Buddhist spirituality, which drives the film’s narrative and further cements its theme. The film’s title, translates literally to “love token woven in cloth” and the dream-like imagery and compelling storyline further imbeds this weaving—showing beautifully how the most unlikely of lives can become intertwined by the thread of love. Kushuthara has already been wildly well-received garnering numerous international awards, even prior to its North American release. Notable accolades include: ‘Best Foreign Narrative Film’ at the Laughlin International Film Festival, an ‘Honorable Mention’ for Cooper at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, and the ‘Lyrics, Composer and Sound Design’ award from the National Bhutan Film Festival. Kushuthara is enjoying further success by earning nods as an official selection of numerous prestigious film festivals worldwide. This touching tale of forbidden loves that spans across countries and lifetime is one certain to capture the hearts of audiences worldwide.

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is introducing the new Honda Jazz, further developed from the third-generation Honda Jazz, to reinforce this 5-door hatchback’s popularity. The new Honda Jazz comes with a sporty and modern exterior that includes a newly-designed front grille and front and rear bumper; and new LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL). Also, this is the first time the new Honda Jazz “RS” variant that comes with an exclusive sporty design is being introduced. The new Honda Jazz is ready to provide a new dimension of fun driving experience and utilization for limitless lives. Exterior: The RS variant of the new Honda Jazz has an exclusive sporty design from all angles. It comes with a newlydesigned front grille with an RS emblem, a more dynamic look with an RS-style front bumper with fog lights and rear bumper, new black side mirrors, and newly-designed seat covers with orange stitching that provide a fitter feel and are exclusively available with the new Phoenix Orange color. Interior: The interior of the new Honda Jazz offers a spacious cabin and comfort for every lifestyle, with Ultra Seats with four adjustment modes for more spacious rear storage. Additional features to enhance convenience include a Multi Information Display (MID); Air-conditioning with Touchscreen Control Panel; One-Push Ignition System; a 6.8-inch Touchscreen

Mitch Buchannon, the gung-ho leader of the elite Baywatch lifeguard squad, clashes with new recruit Matt Brody, a washed-up pro athlete brought in as the new face of the organization. However, when a dead body is recovered from the ocean, the two must put aside their personal differences and work with their team to stop the criminal mastermind’s drug trafficking operation.

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Display Audio system compatible with a wireless phone connection; audio and video connection through a HDMI cable; and a Multi-function Steering Wheel. Engine: The new Honda Jazz is powered by a 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC engine that produces 117 horsepower and torque of 146 Newtonmeters at 4,700 rpm. Together with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which was developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, it provides the ultimate in acceleration and fuel efficiency. The 7-speed Paddle Shift, Cruise Control System, and ECO Assist system help to reduce fuel consumption, and the engine is E85 compatible. Safety features: To ensure the highest level of customer confidence for the entire journey, the new Honda Jazz offers a full range of safety features, including a G-CON safety body to enhance protection and protect the passenger cabin from omnidirectional crashes; six airbags; Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA); Hill Start Assist (HSA); an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that helps control steering during heavy braking with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD); and a Multi-angle Rearview Camera with threelevel views. The new Honda Jazz is available in six variants: RS+ at 754,000 baht, RS at 739,000 baht, V+ at 694,000 baht, V at 654,000 baht, S CVT at 594,000 baht, and S MT at 555,000 baht. It comes in a choice of six colors: Taffeta White, Modern Steel

Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, White Orchid Pearl, and new Phoenix Orange Pearl. Experience the new Honda Jazz by visiting any Honda showroom nationwide or visit www.honda.co.th/jazz. New Honda Jazz Engine: 1.5L SOHC i-VTEC Power: 117 hp Torque: 146 Nm Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Price: 554,000 to 754,000 baht www.honda.co.th/jazz


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Foodland reaches out with a second branch in Pattaya

Targeting growth from tourism

Somsak Teerapatatnakul, president of Foodland Co., Ltd. said, “As the second quarter of this year draws to a close, it is now an auspicious time for the opening of Foodland’s 21st branch, being the second branch for Pattaya. With good locations, close to major tourist attractions on Beach Road at Royal Garden Plaza, this new branch will prove to be able to meet the expectation of international tourists in the area. This opening marks Foodland’s first expansion this year after last year that saw new openings in Rama 3 and Terminal Korat.” “With this new Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya," he continued "we see the potential in the mall that has been successful over the past 25 years, the mall that is a destination for tourism and shopping, and with that we tailored the selection of goods in our store to match the target customers, from snacks, fresh fruits and souvenirs, and Foodland’s own products from Butcher’s Choice European-styled sausages and Oven Fresh bakery and the highlight that is Foodland’s own Took Lae Dee restaurant that has Thai and International cuisine that will please all, from families, tourists or seasoned backpackers.”

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“Unmissable is the buy one get one free promotions to ring in the new branch, with select items from food and convenience items to celebrate the opening and entice customers in the area,” he added. “With over 45 years of experience, we believe in the potential that we have; our life long customers that have supported us over the years is testament to that. We see new customers that have come to appreciate our quality products and service and enjoy our focus on freshness and 24 hours service that is true to the concept “Think of Food, Think of Foodland,“ Somsak concluded.

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Special Feature The Sportsman, celebrating 20 years in Pattaya The Sportsman Pub and Restaurant situated on Soi 13 between Pattaya Beach Road and Second Road is now in its 20th year serving both the Thai and foreign community of Pattaya. A Pattaya institution, The Sportsman opened its doors in 1997 with an emphasis on serving traditional and home-cooked English pub fayre priding itself on a welcoming and all-embracing atmosphere truly making it your local from home. Run by English entrepreneur and long-time Pattaya resident Dave Bowers, The Sportsman offers all the things you would expect from a well-run traditional English pub and maybe even a bit more. Regular drinks promotions throughout the week including Heineken, Guinness, Tiger and

Snooker stars Ken Doherty (left) and Jimmy White (right) visiting The Sportsman Thatchers Cider to special combo deals with San Miguel and even an all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad night are just some of the promotions that make The Sportsman a little bit special and have helped it become what it is today setting the

The Sportsman celebrating 20th anniversary

benchmark for others to follow. There are of course many bars and pubs in Pattaya and many of them advertise good food and some even a carvery on a Sunday, but when you think quality, choice and service, in a traditional English pub atmosphere, you can only think of The Sportsman’s Sunday Carvery where few can compare. Two soups, seven roast meats and all the trimmings available every Sunday from 12:30 to 8:30 pm, all you can eat at only 425 baht per person, the carvery really does set The Sportsman ahead of the pack. The Sportsman, as its name might suggest, also shows all the sports under the sun, showing live football, golf, Formula One, AFL, NFL, boxing and even UFC to name a few.

The Sportsman has even had the pleasure of welcoming a few famous faces throughout its 20-year history including former snooker world champions Ken Doherty and Jimmy White (pictured) who often pay a visit when in Pattaya.

For more information about The Sportsman Pub and Restaurant and details on their regular promotions and events you can visit them at facebook.com/TheSportsmanPattaya or visit their website www. sportsmanpub.com.

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

Child abandonment occurs when a child is knowingly or secretly left behind by his or her parent or guardian, without any regard for the child’s physical health, safety or well-being  and with the intention of completely abandoning the child to willingly renounce parental responsibility. According to the Child Protection Act B.E. 2546 (2003), guardians of a child are forbidden to act as follows: 1. Abandon a child at a nursery or healthcare facility, or with a person employed to look after the child, or at a public place or any other place, with the intention of not taking him or her back;

2. Neglect a child at any place without arranging for appropriate safety protection or care; 3. Deliberately or neglectfully withhold from a child things that are necessary for sustaining the child’s life or health, to an extent which seems likely to cause physical or mental harm to the child; 4. Treat a child in ways or manners which hinder his or her growth or development; 5. Treat a child in ways or manners which constitute unlawful caring. What are the causes of child abandonment? Some of the primary causes of child abandonment include: l unwanted or unplanned pregnancy l poverty

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l mental and physical illness of either the child or parents l drug or alcohol abuse l lack of education l lack of cultural values l the child having disability

What is the penalty for child abandonment? Child abandonment is a criminal offense. Whoever abandons a child not over 9 years of age in any place, with intent to completely abandon such child in a manner so that such child shall be without a person to take care of, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding three years or fined not exceeding 6,000 baht, or both. If a child dies as a result of abandonment, the offender may face reckless abandonment charges and shall be punished with imprisonment of 3 to 15 years. If a child suffered grievous bodily harm as a result of abandonment, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment of six months to 10 years. Grievous bodily harms are as follows: l Deprivation of the sight, deprivation of the hearing, cutting of the tongue or loss of the sense of smelling; l Loss of genital organs or reproductive ability; l Loss of an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger or any other organ; l Permanent disfiguration of face; l Permanent insanity; l nfirmity or chronic illness which may last throughout life. What must I do when I see an abandoned child? 1. If the child is wounded or injured, the child should be taken to the hospital immediately to get proper treatment. 2. Report the incident to the nearest police station. Police officers will investigate and track down the parents or any relative of the child and attempt to contact them. 3. Contact the organization Group Homes for Children and Family in Chonburi Province at 038-240-220, 038-240-135, or thru their hotline 1300. This organization is governed by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, which has the main duty to protect children’s rights and welfare. The abandoned child/children are then taken to the center, to check their health, to test their Intelligence Quotient (IQ), and to examine their mental status and behavior. After the assessment, the abandoned child/ children will then be transferred to other organizations which are suitable for them.

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Property

A Thai Representative in Washington, D.C.

Yes! The very first member of the United States Congress born in Thailand! I was in Washington, D.C., from May 15 to 22nd by special invitation to the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo as a delegate member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the world’s largest professional trade organization, with almost 1.3 million members throughout the United States and worldwide. The NAR was holding its annual Mid-Year Legislative Conference attended by almost ten thousand American and international partners, and I was recently appointed as a member of the NAR Board of Directors. On the final day of the week-long event, all directors met to vote at the annual board meeting. The NAR has been supporting the business of real estate by strengthening the economic and legal conditions necessary to protect and promote property ownership throughout the United States and it is now reaching out to support the growing interest in property ownership throughout the world as property markets are rapidly expanding with globalization. At this year’s Legislative Conference, members once again played an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association itself. Realtors from all over the world came to Washington, DC, for special issue forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the NAR real estate industry trade show.

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

During the week we attended many interesting agency visits in the Capital. Thailand’s Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association (RESAM), as special NAR bilateral partners, had been invited to join on these agency visits. The incredible learning allowed each of us to engage in direct discussions with U.S. government officials. It was during our previous visit to the U.S. House of Representatives Department of Veterans Affairs that we all got to meet and sit down with Ladda ‘Tammy’ Duckworth--an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district since 2013. A Democrat, she is the first Asian American woman elected to Congress in Illinois, the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress born in Thailand! Duckworth previously served as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Department of Veterans Affairs from 2009 to 2011, and as the Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs from 2006 to 2009. An Iraq War veteran, Thai-born Tammy Duckworth served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and suffered severe combat wounds, losing both of her legs and damaging her right arm. She was the first female double amputee of the war in Iraq. Having received a medical waiver, she continued to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard along with her husband, Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey, a signal officer and fellow Iraq War veteran. Duckworth retired from the army in October 2014, and was reelected to Congress in November of that same year. In the November 8, 2016, election, Duckworth defeated incumbent Republican Senator Mark Kirk for the seat in the United States Senate. Speaking of the US political scene, many may be surprised to learn that the National Association of Realtors has its own, well-organized and well-staffed political party known simply as the REALTORS® Party. At the Party Convention & Trade Expo, Realtors and association leaders come together to speak in unison on issues that pertain to real estate. And it’s an opportunity for all members to respond to and initiate change at all levels of government –- federal, state and local. One of the primary reasons I was invited to this event and made an NAR Board of Directors member was to share all of these lobbying procedures and protocols so that we international members can return to our home countries and exercise these same procedures in presenting changes in real estate laws and regulations necessary to advance our own real estate industries and move us forward towards better and more secure real estate transactions and better and more secure home ownership for our clients. Speaking of which, our RESAM organization represented by President Somsak Chutisilp, myself, Vice-President Clayton Wade, Presidents Liaison Paul Xumsai and the NAR’s regional coordinator for Asia/Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Lebanon Nancy Suvarnamani went before the Raume Foundation board of directors at this year’s NAR legislative event appealing for a $25,000 grant towards drafting a proposal to present to the Thai government to establish licensing of real

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

estate brokers and to provide free seminars on a code of ethics for the industry. A particular goal of my own is to see what can be done to establish clear, concrete and fair policies for the thousands of foreign buyers of homes and land in Thailand. For too many years foreigners have been subjected to periodic ‘political terrorism,’ usually perpetrated against Thai nominee companies. It is time to openly face the issue of nominee companies and give it legitimate and respectable standing, thereby eliminating the continued threat of the government confiscating property from foreigners when one or another zealous Thai political figure grabs some cheap publicity attacking foreign home owners. We all know very well that land and house purchases by foreigners through nominee companies are facilitated at the various government land offices by government-licensed Thai lawyers and government-licensed accountants. It is a huge cottage industry run and operated by Thai professionals; there is absolutely no good reason that foreign buyers should be subjected to the fear produced by these frivolous attacks that have never in my 26 years of living in Thailand gone anywhere past some chest pounding and an article or two. It is time to start lobbying the Thai government and seek their understanding and support with clear and proper regulations so that foreigners can live peacefully in their Thai homes without the uncertainty imposed by existing Thai laws. I think that the time has come to enable all foreign house owners to live with the confidence that their ‘Home is their Castle’ even here in Thailand!

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

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


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Business News Mövenpick Hotels and HKTDC leads infrastructure Resorts creates Excom-Y investment delegation to Bangkok A Hong Kong-Shanghai joint infrastructure investment delegation visited Bangkok to discuss cooperation and investment opportunities driven by growing intra-regional cooperation in Asia, especially under the Belt and Road Initiative. HKTDC Chairman Vincent HS Lo spoke to Thai project owners at a seminar entitled "Hong Kong and Shanghai: Your Infrastructure Investment Partner" on May 9. Lo said the driving forces behind the three-way partnership between Hong Kong, Shanghai and Thailand were the Belt and Road Initiative and Thailand's national development policies. Hong Kong and Shanghai delegates representing the investment, financial and professional services sectors and Thai project owners took part in the "Hong Kong and Shanghai: Your Infrastructure Investment Partner." Thai delegates included members of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) and the Thai Contractors Association (TCA), who exchanged views with their Hong Kong and Shanghai counterparts and identified areas for cooperation in infrastructure investment. The Hong Kong-Shanghai joint infrastructure investment delegation was received by Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government House. After the "Thailand-Hong KongShanghai Strategic Partnership on One Belt One Road" seminar organised by the Thai government, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Office of the Eastern Economic Corridor Development and the HKTDC. The delegation, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in association with the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, comprised some 40 investors and services professionals from Hong Kong and Shanghai. The delegates included those with interest and

expertise in finance, consultancy, architecture, energy, waste and water treatment, engineering and construction, legal and accounting, transportation as well as other sectors. During the Bangkok visit, the delegation met with Thai government and business leaders to promote closer infrastructure development partnerships involving Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and Thailand. The Hong Kong-Shanghai advantage Speaking to Thai project owners, Lo said, "Hong Kong and Thailand have a long trading relationship, and now we are working on new initiatives. "With Thailand's plan for development well in place, it is excellent timing for us to reach out to you and find suitable and financially viable projects." "Thailand is an important participant in the Belt and Road Initiative, which offers opportunities we have not seen before," said Zhou Yajun, deputy director general, Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government and an advisor to the delegation. "Shanghai has a lot of enterprises with strong experience in infrastructure, finance and the services industry. We have come here to learn, to develop partnerships and to make friends," During the seminar, Hong Kong and Shanghai delegates representing the investment, financial and professional services sectors and

Thai project owners including the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) and the Thai Contractors Association (TCA) exchanged views and identified areas for cooperation in infrastructure investment. Partnership on the Belt and Road The delegation participated in the "Thailand-Hong Kong-Shanghai Strategic Partnership on One Belt One Road" seminar organised by the Thai government. Senior Thai government officials including Deputy Prime Minister Dr Somkid Jatusripitakand and Minister of Industry Dr Uttama Savanayana spoke on topics such as Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor development and the advantages of public-private partnerships, while Hong Kong and Shanghai delegates discussed possibilities for closer partnership. Long-term and stable business link Hong Kong and Thailand enjoy close and strong bilateral ties with frequent business and cultural exchanges. In 2016, Thailand was Hong Kong's third-largest export market in the ASEAN region, with a total export value of US$6.15 billion. Thailand is also the thirdlargest source of Hong Kong's imports in the ASEAN region, amounting to US$10.59 billion. In addition, Thailand is Hong Kong's second largest trading partner in the ASEAN region with bilateral trade of US$16.7 billion last year.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has recruited a team of switchedon Generation Y employees and entrepreneurs to closely collaborate with the hospitality firm’s executive team as it looks to glean fresh ideas on how to attract Millennial guests and talent. In a move that signals the Swiss hotel group’s progressive Human Resources strategy and commitment to meeting ever-changing guest demands, the company has handpicked an ExCom–Y Committee – a team of 10 talented Millennials, six of whom are from across the company and the remaining four are young business leaders brought in from locations across the globe to provide a truly balanced and international perspective. They include Jessica Houlgrave, who spent six years working for leading global financial institutions and is now researching the impact of technology on the art ecosystem as part of an Art Business Master’s degree at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is also a competitive sailor and a passionate global traveller. “I am honoured to have been selected to take part in this groundbreaking initiative, which I believe sets Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts apart as a forward-thinking hospitality company that puts guest and talent needs first,” said Houlgrave. “In the context of the ExCom–Y Committee it means analysing the Millennial mindset and lifestyle to help future-proof company strategy and I’m excited to be able to contribute my thoughts as part of this collaborative effort.” Houlgrave is joined on the committee by a group of highflying entrepreneurs and business executives from countries including Germany, France and the US, who are proficient in several disciplines such as technology, hospitality and pharmaceuticals. They will work alongside a talented group of Mövenpick Millennials who have been selected from hotels in Dubai, Pattaya, Karachi and Switzerland. They too represent several nationalities and areas of expertise including front office, digital content and strategy, sales, marketing, F&B and brand and quality assurance. The ExCom–Y Committee members all have one thing in common – they are all from Generation Y, broadly defined as those born in the 1980s and 1990s. “As we embark on an unprecedented growth phase, expanding our portfolio at a rapid

rate, it’s paramount we seek input and insights from our colleagues, particularly our young talent, who possess an intimate understanding of Generation Y trends,” said Craig Cochrane, the company’s senior VP Human Resources. “As Millennials become a more influential demographic and contribute significantly to our overall guest profile, it is imperative we incorporate their needs and wishes into our hospitality offering.” He added: “To be successful, we must listen to our team members and to our guests, and the ExCom–Y Committee is integral to our Human Resources and development strategies as we seek progressive methods to evolve our brand and meet future guest and talent demands.” Millennials currently represent around one-third of the global population. This influential demographic is on-the-go and always connected, using mobile devices and digital platforms throughout their journeys and demanding immersive travel experiences that introduce them to new cultures and activities. They blend business trips into personal vacations more than other travellers and rely on online sources for information about their hotels or destinations. Mövenpick has already had some success attracting Millennials who account for more than 30 percent of its guest total. “We must not only recognise their needs as the customers of the future, but also as potential talent that we can engage and employ,” said Olivier Chavy, CEO, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. “At Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts we pride ourselves on recruiting a multi-cultural and multi-generational workforce and it has become very apparent that to truly reflect today’s global demographics, Millennials must be well-represented across our operations, from head office to individual hotels.” Cochrane added: “The creation of the ExCom–Y Committee marks a significant step in this ongoing strategy and we are eager to work with them on a wide range of topics that are essential to our company’s evolution.” The ExCom–Y Committee will be called on around five times a year to attend and contribute to executive meetings in various geographical locations. “We look forward to gaining a new perspective, fresh ideas and a greater understanding of important Gen Y considerations,” concluded Cochrane.


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Business News Krabi gains an exciting new Culinary Star With over 16 years’ experience across Asia working for some of the best hotels and chefs in the business, Chef Thong Aek Seneewong na Ayuthaya has chosen Centara and Krabi as his new workplace and home in a move that is sure to delight guests and locals alike with his sensational culinary creations. Here is the story of his journey After completion of the Siam business college with focus on Tourism, Thong was able to get his first opportunity during the opening of the Bangkok Peninsula Hotel. Other people would have aimed for a chance in one of the restaurants but he was quite content

to get a chance to work in “Chili & Pepper” the staff canteen of this famous five-star hotel. He learned to cook Thai food for Thai people. At that point, instead of learning to plate fine dining creations he managed a wok and cooked for portions for 10 persons at a time. This basic knowledge accompanied him all his life and created the base of his culinary career. He got a chance to go abroad for the first time to join the Mandarin Oriental Macau for five years. His starting position was as Commis in Naam the fine dining Thai restaurant. Here he learned the finesse of fine dining and elegant plate presentation. He was promoted after two years and worked as Demi chef. After three

years in the Thai restaurant he was given a chance to move as Demi chef to the fine dining Italian restaurant, Mezzaluna. This change was an extremely hard challenge since he never cooked Italian food before. He studied very hard on the recipes and the cooking techniques to become an effective Italian chef. During this time the Mezzaluna belonged to the very best restaurants in Macau and he was able to work with numerous well known foreign chefs, who by now have made excellent careers. During this time chef Thong Aek was also able to join some promotional chefs such as celebrity Chef David Laris, owner of David Laris Creates and working with the one-star Michelin Chef Mario Corti. After five years abroad he felt it was time to return to his family and look after his mother and grandmother in Chiang Mai. Through Mandarin Oriental Hotel group he was invited to return to his roots of Thai cuisine at the Le Grand Lanna Restaurant at the Dhara Dhevi, the magnificent hotel of Chiang Mai where he was fortunate to be promoted to Chef de Partie. He enjoyed his time back in Thailand and especially to cook Thai food again. It was a great learning experience to be part of such an excellent hotel and improve his knowledge of Thai food under the guidance of Chef Virat Kanja.

With all this improved wisdom he was off overseas again and moved as sssistant Thai chef to Melt restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore. After another short visit to Macau he finally returned to Thailand to settle down. He joined his first American style managed hotel, the JW Marriot Phuket and worked there for one year at the Cucina Italian restaurant to later join the Crown Plaza as Chef de Cuisine of the Patio restaurant. He enjoyed taking care of the Patio Restaurant, working with his team and teaching them new dishes and techniques. In the meanwhile he also gained official Chef Certifications in order to qualify to work and cook in Europe. After a while with Patio restaurant and an excellent 16 years culinary journey he received an

opportunity to join Centara Anda Dhevi Resort and Spa Krabi as head chef. This role is quite new to him due to its job description. As the head of the kitchen department he is not only using his technical skills but also able to develop his skills in other areas. He has learnt a lot about department financials, planning, organizing and developing both product and people. Chef Thong says: “It is my pleasure and pride to join the Centara family as I received the opportunity to show my skills, develop myself and moreover I have a chance to develop others” George Kenton, general manager says: “We are delighted and excited to have you on our team Chef Ake, and look forward seeing you continue your fascinating journey with us in Krabi”

The Nai Harn Phuket hosts global wine critic James Suckling Following the successful inauguration of the 'Best Rosé for Thailand' contest in 2016, leading luxury resort The Nai Harn Phuket once again partnered with international wine expert James Suckling this year to sniff out the ‘pinnacle of the pinks’. In the second edition of Thailand’s only wine competition to focus on premier rosés, Suckling conducted a series of blind tastings on May 11 and 12 scoring each wine from an extensive entry list of varied labels put forward by a strong line-up of leading wine suppliers to Thailand. After the intensive tasting sessions, and with help from his son and protégé Jack Suckling, James selected 10 wines as the recipients

of this year’s awards. The winning wines were announced during a glamorous awards party at The Nai Harn’s al fresco Reflections lounge, where guests were invited to sample all the rosés in the competition, accompanied by gourmet bites served from live cooking stations with the event framed by the stunning backdrop of Phuket’s picture perfect Nai Harn bay. A total of 80 rosé wines were entered in this year’s contest, including labels from France, Italy, Chile, Spain, and Australia, as well as some top homegrown Thai vintages. The submitted pinks were separated into two categories based on wholesale price – those below 800 baht (USD 23), and those above. Using these price categories,

James Suckling selected the Top 10 Rosés of Thailand, judging the wines or their quality and value for money. He also selected his Best Affordable Rosé and the Best Rosé in Show. The overall Best Rosé award went to Château d'Esclans Côtes de Provence Garrus Rosé 2014, imported to Thailand through BB&B, which James gave an impressive 96 points. In the Best Value Rosé category, the winner was Château Routas Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2016, imported by Italasia Trading, which was given 93 points and also claimed the number one spot in the Top 10 Rosés for Thailand list based on a combination of quality and price. During the presentation ceremony, Suckling noted that Thailand’s rosés made a strong impression, led by the GranMonte Syrah Asoke Valley Sakuna Rosé 2016 which came 8th overall. “Although the rosés from Provence are still the best in the world, it’s impressive indeed to find a Thai produced wine in the Top 10 once again this year, an achievement that’s thoroughly deserved,” Suckling said. “We are delighted to return to The Nai Harn to judge the excellent wines entered for this unique contest. Rosés are best enjoyed in warm climates with light, flavourful

cuisine and Phuket offers both of these essential ingredients in abundance,” he added. Following the competition, the Top 10 rosé wines are featured as part of the exclusive “Cellar by JamesSuckling.com” at The Nai Harn, a curated selection of wines available exclusively at Reflections, Cosmo and Rock Salt restaurant. The Nai Harn was also the first resort on Phuket to offer Frosé (frozen rosé), an iced wine cocktail inspired by summer vacation trends to the south of Europe. The resort’s unique Frosé is made with Italian rosé wine (‘Terre Di Talamo Toscana Piano Rosato 2015,’ rated

91/100 by James Suckling), and also features fresh strawberries, vodka and grenadine. “Rosé wines are a perfect complement to Phuket’s tropical climate and we are honoured to have the opportunity to partner with one of the world’s foremost wine experts to highlight the best in the market,” said Frank Grassmann, general manager of The Nai Harn. “An enduring connection with James Suckling underlines our commitment to offer the very best international cuisine and drinks to our guests – not only the best of Phuket, but also the best of Thailand,” he added.


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Business News 11 Chevrolet dealers in Thailand named GM International Grandmasters Eleven Chevrolet dealers from Thailand were among the 116 dealers from 13 markets recently named GM International (GMI) Grandmasters during the annual program in New York City. Now in its 14th year, the GMI Grandmasters was created to reward GM’s best of the best dealers in the region for their excellence. Winners were selected based on vehicle and parts sales, service, customer satisfaction and facility standards. They were judged on both the quantity and the quality of their operations. This year’s participants included the highest-performing dealers from Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East, Korea, Israel, Japan and Southeast Asia. They engaged in a series of business meetings and team-building activities. GM Executive Vice President and President of GM International Stefan Jacoby said, “Over the past year, our dealers have done an outstanding job putting the customer at the center and strengthening their commitment to the I Care Culture. They have been a critical part of our team.”

This year’s Grandmasters program began on May 7 with a welcome reception at Cadillac House, the new home of GM’s American luxury brand. The dealers were able to view Cadillac’s award-winning lineup, including the CT6, XT5, CTS and ATS. The following day they got down to business, as the Grandmasters received a company update from Jacoby. GMI Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales Mike Devereux talked about the exciting new technology coming to dealers’ showrooms, while highlighting the ongoing importance of customer care. A special speaker was GM Vice President of Global Design Mike Simcoe, who came from Detroit to personally show the dealers the cutting-edge Chevrolet Bolt EV, new Chevrolet Cruze, GMC Terrain and new Chevrolet Traverse. The team also introduced Maven, GM’s flexible mobility platform that is offering multiple car-sharing products for consumers and businesses. A tech talk followed, with dealers learning more about Google and Facebook, and the growing connection between the automotive

Scott Dunn announces expansion into Asia

industry and global technology companies. According to Jacoby, “The future for GM will be about technology and innovation, as we strive to create a safer and more enjoyable driving experience while taking the lead in connectivity, ridesharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous driving.” This year’s program closed on May 9 with a gala awards dinner, during which the dealers were officially declared Grandmasters. Speaking at the awards dinner, GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand Managing Director Wail A. Farghaly said: “Congratulations to all of our award-winning dealers. You have been instrumental in the growth of GM and Chevrolet in Thailand. You have set a great example for your fellow dealers, and we are proud to have each of you as a partner.” “On behalf of Chevrolet Chokchai (Rattanahirun Autosales Co., Ltd.), I would like to thank Chevrolet Sales Thailand to give

me the precious opportunity to attend the Grand Master Award Ceremony 2017 in New York,” said Chokpitak Srihiranrat, retailer operator Rattanahirun Autosales Co., Ltd. “I was impressed with how well organized the whole event was. I was able to visit Google and Facebook headquarters and learn about new digital trends. More importantly, I visited GM headquarters and experienced the advanced technology in our products. I feel very confident in the Chevrolet brand. It is the strongest brand in the world.” The Grandmasters Award is aligned with Chevrolet’s commitment to putting customers at the center of everything. All the award recipients need to continuously enhance customer service quality and provide customers with positive ownership experience. Chevrolet works closely with its dealers to achieve excellence with dedicated campaigns across various communications platforms and customer touch-points.

Royal Cliff and PEACH welcome Thailand’s distinguished Pediatricians

Scott Dunn marked its expansion into Asia with the opening of its first regional headquarters in Singapore. Founded in 1986 by Andrew Dunn as a European ski chalet operation, Scott Dunn has since evolved into one of the world’s most prestigious luxury tour operators, curating private journeys for discerning travellers to more than 100 soughtafter destinations around the world. Unveiling an approach to luxury travel that the region has never experienced before, Scott Dunn will bring its distinctly personal touch, and more than 30 years of acquired knowledge of a vast range of destinations to the Asian market. Each Scott Dunn expert has first-hand experience of their specialist area, offering valuable personal insights and a wealth of knowledge not accessible through conventional travel agents, websites or search engines. The Singapore-based team, alongside travel experts in London and San Diego, can tailor-make holidays to destinations worldwide including the Alps, Australia, Burma, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand. Also passionate experts in family travel, the team possesses years of experience in building bespoke multigenerational getaways that cater

to the whole family. ‘’We are excited to bring the Scott Dunn offering to the discerning Asian market, "Our guest base from Asia Pacific has been growing steadily for some time with the increasing demand for experiential travel, so it has been an ambition of ours to get a team of specialists on the ground here for a while. Singapore offers exciting opportunities for us to grow - the country has a strong base of avid and sophisticated travellers who would benefit from the Scott Dunn experience. We look forward to expanding our services to this market,’’ said Andrew Dunn, founder and president, Scott Dunn. With a strong belief in offering hands on, personalised customer service, Scott Dunn’s travel experts provide end-to-end support for each customised trip. From advising clients on what to pack, where to stay and what to do, to sharing the best kept local secrets that would elevate any holiday. To ensure they’ve got their finger on the pulse of the latest trends, each of Scott Dunn’s travel experts dedicate several weeks a year to visiting specialist areas, gathering first-hand knowledge on the best available experiences for their guests. Scott Dunn now has offices in London, San Diego and Singapore.

The Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) was chosen venue for the 21st Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of Thailand. The PIDST meeting is held annually to gather Thailand’s pediatric doctors from across the country to share new knowledge, exchange ideas and strengthen the bond between them. Distinguished doctors along with their families participated in daily exhibitions, lunch symposiums, insightful meetings and workshops as well as enjoyed the hotel’s luxurious facilities. “We have been planning this event for almost a year. Because we have a big number of participants, choosing the venue was the most critical part for us,” Dr. Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, president of PIDST and a member of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand said. “We chose the Royal Cliff

Hotels Group and PEACH because both venues serve our objectives very well with what they offer. The hotels and convention center provide impressive spaces for meetings or exhibitions and can cater to a large number of participants. The family- friendly facilities on site are also perfect for doctors who brought their families with them as they can also relax and experience a good holiday. All in all, everything truly exceeds our expectations. ”


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Article for Sale

K a y a k f o r Sa l e . Ne w shipment of Bic Spor t Kayaks. Starting at 14,500 THB and package deals available. Located at Ocean Marina. Call 094 552 0829.

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.

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A secluded resort with a swimming pool and eight villas set in tropical gardens all with en suite and resort front parking for 20 plus cars. Front complex consists of kitchen, large bar and restaurant plus security room with CCTV and cameras. First floor comprises 2 luxury owners apartments and a newly refurbished 60.sq m. room for use as a private sauna, Jacuzzi or massage facility. Land total 2200 sq m. and total built space 1600 sq m. 15 km to Pattaya and 10 km to Bang Saray plus 7 golf courses within 20 mins. Available freehold direct from the owner. Sports Club Expansion. Necessitates slashing price by 20%. Now 14.5 Million plus transfer costs or leasehold at 1.8 million baht ingoing and agreed monthly rental plus legal costs. Call 084 867 7299 Private club/meeting point for rent. 2,000 sq m garden bar/restaurant, road access, parking for 200 motorbikes or 25 cars as a club, pool, darts including 4 luxury rooms could be massage, Jacuzzi and space for band - no passing traffic - quiet ideal gay nights - any offers or suggestions – located at Phoenix Golf – Call 084 867 7299 (ptmbo-sn1315)Ice cream shop with external seating for customers at a major

tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com ( 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

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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

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. 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)


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Houses for Sale

pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3

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

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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) 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)

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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)

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

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Houses for Rent

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) 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. 1,490,000 baht. Reduced from 1,890,000 baht for very good cheap price. MUST SELL QUICK! Call 084529-9939 (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 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) 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

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Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by

Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) 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)

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

Contact:

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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

Condos for Rent

Northpoint Condo for Rent. 5 star Condo located on the beach in Wongamat. 65 sqm 1 bedroom fully furnished with beautiful seaview. Has 24 hour security, covered parking garage. Indoor and outdoor pools, private beach, weight room, and steam room. 35,000/ mo for 1 year contract w/o agent commission. Call 0983125779 / 0843491898 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)

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

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

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

Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0987)

Job Vacancies

Thai to English Translator. Thai to English verbal translator needed for work in person in Pattaya. Rate: 400 THB per hour. Please send an email if you are local and have good verbal English. altmail55@gmail. com 0927700984

Vehicles for Sale

Honda Jazz i-DSI with ABS & Airbags Satin Silver, cylinders: 4 cylinders, drive: rwd, fuel: Petrol, 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 Hilton Pattaya participates in Hilton’s largest annual global career initiative Careers@Hilton week showcases the diverse and rewarding career opportunities in hospitality for job seekers around the world Hilton Pattaya took part in Careers@Hilton Week, Hilton’s annual global career event showcasing the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry for youth and other job seekers. From May 15 to May 21, Hilton hotels and corporate offices around the globe hosted hundreds of events to inform young people about the exciting and diverse career opportunities in the hospitality industry. This initiative is a part of Hilton’s Open Doors commitment, which aims to positively impact at least one million young people by 2019 by connecting them to opportunities in the hospitality industry, preparing them to reach their full potential or directly employing them. On May 15, Hilton Pattaya hosted an event that welcomed 50 students from Aksorn Institute of Technology Pattaya to experience and practice job skills together with Hilton Pattaya’s team members. The students were assigned to six different departments to practice and perform the role play as a real situation; to learn the process of welcoming guests and how to check-in and check-out at front office, to handle a phone call at MAGIC call center, to try folding the towel and set up a guestroom at housekeeping department, to set up a banquet table, a dinner table at restaurant and making mocktail and cocktail at food and beverage department, to support chefs for preparing the ingredients and cooking for the lunch for their friends at kitchen, and take a hotel tour to see the engineering system andother offices. Rudolf Troestler, general manager, said, “These young students will face the challenge in the real working life soon. So, this is a great opportunity for them to discover themselves, prepare and strengthen the confidence. All suggestions and experiences that they received here will support their decision to choose the right career in the near future.” Careers@Hilton Week events are a unique opportunity for Hilton to inspire job seekers about careers in the hospitality industry, and to support them by providing guidance on the skills that are vital to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Participants join Hilton for events ranging from résumé

Primary’s porridge production proves popular by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona Primary students from Garden International School (GIS) have staged a popular musical performance of "Porridge". With a full house in to watch, the children gave star performances as they worked their way through scheming bears and billy goats, silly police officers, a kidnapped cow and a host of happy nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters. The choir sang with enthusiasm and everyone had a great night. GIS is based in Ban Chang near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

Rock the School by Hard Rock Pattaya

clinics to networking, as well as presentations from current employees about their career paths in hospitality. For more information

about Careers@Hilton Week, visit hiltonworldwide.com/ youth. For information on job opportunities with Hilton, visit jobs.hiltonworldwide.com.

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s “Rock the School” granted scholarships to impoverished students in Chonburi. “Rock the School” was formed by the hotel’s management team and philanthropic committees and helps students develop their potential and aims to support students in grades 7 to 12 (ages 13 to 18) from lowincome backgrounds by granting a 28,000-baht scholarship per student per academic year until they graduate from high school or vocational school. The project gave scholarships to five students in 2014, another five students in 2015, another eight students in 2016 and six students this season. The “Rock the School” project has 24 students under its care in 2017. Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya grants 4,000 baht each academic year to each student for new books, uniforms and tuition fee, and an additional 2,000 baht every month to each student for living expenses.


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This & That Popular Conspiracy Theories Alois Brunner, assuming he is still in the land of the living, is about to celebrate his centenary in the Syrian capital of Damascus. Many researchers believe it. But few former Nazis have had so many conspiracy theories swirling around them as this collaborator of Adolf

Eichmann who sent thousands of Jewish men, women and children to their deaths in the camps in the early 1940s. An Austrian citizen born in April 1912, Brunner fled to Syria in the 1950s where he gave interviews to German and American newspapers. As late as 1987 he is known to have

The world’s 100-year-old Nazi

Alois Brunner could be in Damascus been still alive, remarking in a magazine interview, “The Jews were garbage and deserved to die.” The former SS captain added that he would do the same again if he had the chance. All attempts to have Brunner extradited failed. Until today, the Syrian government has refused to discuss him or the possibility he might have taken up residence in Syria. There were rumours that the East German secret police, the Stasi, were about to move in and capture Brunner in an undercover operation in 1989. However, the fall of the Berlin Wall the same year ended all such hopes. Or so we are invited to believe. As late as 2007 the Austrian government was reported offering 50,000 euros for information leading to his arrest. Now disclosures that 518 pages of secret documents on Brunner disappeared in 2011 from the German BND (the equivalent of Britain’s MI6) have caused another rash of theories, not to mention embarrassment in the security services.

The BND’s in-house historians recently revealed that staff ordered the Brunner file wiped off the computers at some point in the late 1990s. Suspicions of a cover-up have been raised because Brunner is thought to have worked for the BND in Syria, as its Damascus agent, following his flight. There still is extant a handwritten document from 1997 which records a conversation with Volker Foertsch, then head of security in the BND, in which he stated he knew for a fact that the espionage rumours about Brunner were true. Evidence surrounding the missing Brunner file is contained in reports submitted to the BND’s then head which stated that they had contained material on the fugitive Nazi dating from 1957 to 1964, dealing with the man’s postwar life. However, these reports go on to say that there was no evidence that he had worked officially for the German or Austrian governments at any time. The murky revelations

about Brunner follow disclosures that the BND knew of Adolf Eichmann’s whereabouts prior to his capture in Argentina by Israeli agents in 1960 as well as claims that the organization regularly used Nazi war criminals as agents both in Europe and the United States. In 2004 a new technology, facial recognition software, stated that there was a 95 percent likelihood that a wartime photo of Alois Brunner matched one of Georg Fischer taken in Syria some 40 years later. But critics said the technology was less

reliable when trying to match photos of two men so many years apart. Meanwhile, there was a quite separate report that Brunner was now living in Brazil, although a supposed match of two sets of fingerprints proved false. Finally in 2009 the Simon Wiesenthal Centre announced it was “unlikely” that Brunner was still alive but was aware that investigations were continuing. If he is still living it’s a fair bet that the Syrian government won’t announce his demise. They have a lot of other things on their mind at the moment.


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This & That

by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

5 easy ways to please your man and make him Top 10 cities with the highest quality of life The Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of feel loved (No, it doesn’t involve sex) 231 major cities around the world on quality of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. The city It’s understandable that you want to please your man, so we asked the experts how you can best do just that.

Follow these simple steps and you’ll soon have your man bragging to all of his friends that he has the best wife or girlfriend on the planet. 1. Pocket Gratitude Note

3. Make A Gift Of His Favorite Treat

Shopping with a list is a good idea but next time, get him a gift of one of his favorite treats. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be his favorite sweet, or a savory delight. Just buy it and give it to him as soon as you get home, or save it for when he gets home from a long day at the office.

life. Countries with cities commonly ranked in the top 50 include Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Australia, Sweden and the United States. Vienna has been ranked first for eight consecutive years. The quality of living survey is conducted to help governments and major companies place employees on international assignments. The survey also identifies those cities with the highest personal safety ranking based upon internal stability, crime, effectiveness of law enforcement and relationships with other countries. Western European cities dominate the top of the 2017 Quality of Living Rankings, with Vienna remaining in the number one spot for the eighth year in a row. London, Paris, Tokyo and New York City fail to make the top 30. These are the 10 cities ranked as having the best quality of living in the world. 1. Vienna (Austria)

4. Flirt

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. There are more than 35,000 allotment gardens in the city. Learn which pocket he checks regularly throughout the day – it could be a shirt pocket, his back pocket, or his wallet. Decide on some little thing that he recently did to make you smile or feel grateful. Write this down on a small piece of notepaper and let him know how grateful and appreciated it made you feel. Put it in the pocket where he’s most likely to notice it. 2. Lend Him An Ear

Every relationship gains strength from a little flirting. Long-term relationships benefit a lot from flirting as it reminds you both about the good old days when the relationship was just starting and passion was high. He’ll want to be with you more and his love for you will strengthen when he notices the efforts you’re making towards adding a little zing to the relationship.

6. Dusseldorf (Germany) Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh most populous city in Germany. The city has a vibrant art and fashion scene. 7. Frankfurt (Germany) Frankfurt am Main is a metropolis and the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2015 population of 731,095 within its administrative boundaries, and 2.3 million in its urban area. Wages are high – median monthly earnings are more than 4,000 euros. 8. Geneva (Switzerland) Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. A true international city – 41 percent of the population are foreigners. 9. Copenhagen (Denmark)

3. Auckland (New Zealand)

Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. A city of cyclists – there are more bikes than cars.

Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. There are a large number of beaches within easy reach for residents. 4. Munich (Germany) Munich is the capital and largest city of

Sometimes it’s hard not to interject your opinion when your man is at a low point. Resist the urge to solve his problem and tell him what to do. Instead, just listen and support him.

5. Vancouver (Canada) Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. The city is committed to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

2. Zurich (Switzerland) Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. Crime rates are low.

5. Take An Interest In His Interests

If your husband enjoys stamp collecting, get him the latest almanac. If he enjoys a bit of DIY, praise that new shelf he just put up even if it is slightly lower on the left (you can fix it when he’s not looking). Taking an interest in your partner’s passion will boost his pride and keep him happy. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.urbanewomen.com.

is a German powerhouse with some of the best infrastructure in the world.

T-10 Basel (Switzerland) Basel is a city in northwestern Switzerland on the river Rhine. The small city of just around 165,000 people is located in the border triangle between Germany, France and Switzerland, and has beautiful surroundings and a strong economy. T-10. Sydney (Australia) Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. The city represents 7 percent of the country’s economy, with finance and financial services the largest employer with 22 percent of all workers. The information and data obtained through the Quality of Living reports are for information purposes only and are intended for use by multinational organisations, government agencies, and municipalities. They are not designed or intended for use as the basis for foreign investment or tourism.


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Local Sports Landis wins afternoon delight by Derek Brook Laem Chabang - St Greetings and straight drives to all. This week the Tropical golfers decided to try something different and play golf under the stars and the lights. More on that later. Laem Chabang has a special price for “night golf ”, so if you want to try this course and also beat (or wait out) the heat, it is something to try. Ten Tropical Golfers decided to give this idea a test, and met at BJ's Lodge for the group and ride assignments. Laem Chabang currently charges 2150 baht for the “night golf ” which means a tee time of 3:30 pm or later. A good way to stay cool this time of the year, and just the B-course is lighted. Things went well, but not exactly to plan. The idea was to play the difficult C-links and then get to the lighted side around dusk. The Tropical golfers arrived early however, and the caddies, eager to finish their

by Frank Quinlan

shift, got us out 30 minutes ahead of time. With an empty course and two three-balls, we got around quickly, and just the last group played a few holes under the lights. Yes it was cooler, but you'd better hit the fairway to find your ball. Even with the lights, it’s not the same as daytime. Still, it’s a cheaper and cooler way to treat yourself to this excellent venue. It’s also difficult, as the scores, save one, attest. The clear winner this day

evening, was Landis Brooks (c/h 9) who has the golfing skill to properly navigate this excellent Nicklaus design. The stableford scores then dropped quickly with Daryl Evans (25) scoring 32, then came Brian Parish (13) with 30, and Dick Warberg (19) surprised himself announcing his own name with 29 points. Don't ask about the rest. Best Nines (nonwinner): Tom Herrington, Mick Coghlan

PSC Tropical golf from BJ's by Derek Brook

Pattana (Stableford) I remember someone, not me, saying, “The worst day on a golf course is better than the best day at work.” Well apart from the fact I have had some really great days at work I cannot remember a worse day on the golf course, not the courses fault mind, than this, and I won! When it is raining in Pattaya, I get phone calls nearly every time we go to play, by people who want to know if we are going to play. On this day, I got none as it was not raining, so we met at BJ’s and off we went to Pattana after checking that there was no rain there and checking the weather forecast that showed all should be well. Arriving there, it was a quick change and onto the first tee and we were to play the A & C in that order. We knew it had been raining lately so lift, clean and place was put in before we started. As the first group, off we went and A1 was damp underfoot but not bad, so onto A2 and tee off. Then the first drops started to fall, still down to the green as it started to fall harder. Onto the green, put out, and the rain got a bit harder so we dashed to the next hole, a par 3 and John hit his tee shot near the pin, as I bent down to put my tee in, the thunder and lightning started and we all dashed for the rest stop near us. Soon the next three groups

Interested spectator on the 7th at Bangpra

Bangpra Stableford (White Tees) “Some days are diamond, some days are stone” so sang John Denver many years ago. There were certainly no diamonds today at Bangpra. Out of a field of golfer’s, only two managed to get to 31 points, hard to imagine everybody could play so badly on the same day, usually, someone manages to rise above the rest but not today. One of the main problems was the greens, nobody can remember a time when the greens were so slow on a course renowned for ultra fast greens. There can be no other explanation, the weather was fine albeit be a bit hot and humid, there was no wind or rain. There were, however, a few strokes worthy of note. On the par three 12th, Dave Gow put his first in the water, he pulled his second left, hit a tree and bounced forward and almost onto the green with the water beckoning for the second time. On the following Dave also visited the water again followed by two of his three playing partners; it seemed that today the ball flight was much shorter than normal and many people seemed to under club, understandable in dark overcast conditions when the air is heavy, but not under bright clear blue skies. As is often the case at this course there was the opportunity to commune with nature and on the seventh, there was a rather large water monitor taking a view of proceedings. He garnered a lot of interest from a safe distance, I might add. Results: 1st - Colin Greig (11) 31 points oco (18) 2nd - Ross schiffke (19) 31 points (16) 3rd - Les Hall (23) 30 points Near pins: Ross Schiffke, Stuart Tinkler, Mike Brett, Tony Robbins

Winner and runner up joined us as the thunder crashed and the lightning flashed. For the best part of an hour we waited as the rain fell. Normally this is when it stops, so as it dropped to a slow rain we got to the tee and got away. So it brightened then got dark and we always hoped it would fully stop but it never did. Wet and miserable we battled on and it felt really cold so we did not drink water. Later discussion showed that several of the players had problems and we could only put it down to the seeming cold of the rain stopping players from drinking and several of us showed distress we later put down to dehydration. One of the players from the last group said he had never played 18 holes in the rain as the last group did. All were shattered, for me all my towels were wet as was every bit of my clothing, it is

unpleasant. Even all my gloves were soaking but these golfers are tough. As we walked around the fairways were deep in water in places, and it was nearly impossible to get a dry lie, except strangely on the greens which were playable all the way around. It makes you think ‘Why do we do it’, the answer is because we know no better. No sense, no feeling! If it really pours down you pack in, but if it just rains you keep going and here we have no wet-weather gear. A rule of golf and rain is no reason to stop. Never been so miserable in my life, as had half the players. Finished, I would like to say we all felt better, but no, it made for a miserable night. However the drive back was warm and dry. I would like to take credit for playing well, but the truth is I was so cold and wet I just

Treasure Hill Stableford (Yellow Tees) Not for the first time in recent weeks a golf report is dominated by weather. Overnight heavy rain in Pattaya was followed by intermittent showers in the morning. Our resident expert in all matters meteorological, Geoff Parker, assured us that it would not rain at the golf course today as happened on Monday. As we proceeded up 331 to Treasure Hill, the sky in the distance looked menacing and as we arrived at the course heavy rain was again falling, necessitating a 15-minute coffee break. We teed off in a light drizzle which after three holes became increasingly heavy and the rest of the round was completed in varying degrees of

rain, but never dry. As the course was wet the pick, clean, and place rule was applied. After nine, a few players decided that wet weather golf was not their cup of tea and retired to the clubhouse, the more dedicated ones persevered to the end. Despite the inclement weather, scoring today was of a high standard. Les Humphrey made his debut in the winner’s circle taking third place with 37 points, 22 on the front nine. Colin Greig continued his recent run of good form with Geoff Parker winning the count back for second. For about the fifth game in a row Neil Carter secured a near pin, all of them very close. It seems just a matter of time before he nails a hole in one. Results: 1st - Colin Greig (11) 38 points 2nd - Geoff Parker (15) 37 oco (16) 3rd - Les Humphrey (31) 37 points (15) Near pins: Les Humphrey, Tony Robbins, Neil Carter, Colin Greig Eastern Star Stableford (White Tees) The Bunker Boys made their way to the seldom visited Eastern Star Course for the last round of the week.  We had one withdrawal after nine holes due to illness, not the kind of alcohol related illness you might expect in Pattaya, this time it was suspected food poisoning and not much fun either. This is a course that many people find difficult and so it was today also, even though it was in fine condition following recent rain. Neil Carter jumped out of the blocks on the front nine with 21 points and carried on his merry way for a few holes on the back nine only to lose a ball up a coconut palm tree and subsequently wipe consecutive holes. A notable golf commentator once said that one of the best assets you can have on a golf course is a very short memory, don’t dwell on a disaster hole and drag it around for a few more holes before you put it away and get on with the rest of the round; easier said than done. Despite his two wipes, Neil returned a fine score beating his handicap to take first place while Stuart Tinkler won the count back for second, beating Mike Lloyd recently returned from the UK. Results: 1st - Neil Carter (13) 37 points 2nd - Stuart Tinkler (14) 29 oco (14) 3rd - Mike Lloyd (16) 29 points (13) Near pins: Stuart Tinkler, Neil Carter, Mashi Kenata, Les Humphrey

Interested spectator on the 7th at Bangpra kept plodding on and hitting the ball out of puddles. Or maybe because I was in the first group. So the winner on the day was Derek Brook with 37 points ahead of Brian Parish

in second with 36 points. We then had a three way countback on 35 points that saw Dick Warberg in third, Mashi Kaneta in fourth and Landis just missing out. Then I tested the Singha

Lights with the blue tops and found out why they are blue, because they have more alcohol and next morning I felt blue. T.T.F.N. Near Pins: Landis (2), John Anderson AVD


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Local Sports TGC write up St. Andrews – Stableford – White Tees If you can’t stand the heat, get off the tee box, as the old saying goes. May is definitely the hottest and most humid month in Pattaya, and some days even our magical microclimate cannot save us. The week started off hot, but a huge cell over South-East Asia came in mid-week. We had a hell of a storm (localized) but that helped cool things off and the rest of the week was overcast but fairly pleasant. The usual suspects were up on the leaderboard, and a lucky visitor by the name of Bob Kenyan joined them with third place. Gary and Terry have both had a heck of a run lately. Today it was Gary with a bit of an advantage as both had 36, but Gary edged out Terry with his win on the Caddy Smile near pin. Results: T-1st – Gary Emmett (17) 36 points T-1st –Terry Dyer (18) 36 points 3rd – Bob Kenyan (16) 35 points Pleasant Valley – Stableford – White Tees We only get out here three or four times a year, and the course gets mixed reviews on most outings. It is a fine little track but certainly not on the top of our playlist. To think that you will drive past Khao Kheow to get here makes me think twice about booking here again.

Stuvik's Lamborghini battered at Buriram

by Steve Ellison

Those Aussies are back at it, with three of four slots on the podium. Gary Hookey and Robbie Taylor must have been feeding off each other and both ended tied for third with 36. It is good to see Kenny Aihara feeling better and scoring like he used to, and 40 points is good shooting on any course. It was Terry Dyer (OK, a transplanted Kiwi!) who did best here today and his 42 is a great score. Nice shooting, Terry! Results: 1 st –Terry Dyer(19) 42 points 2nd– Kenny Aihara (6) 40 points T –3rd– Gary Hookey (20) 36 points T – 3rd– Robbie Taylor (14) 36 points Greenwood A&B – Stableford – Yellow Tees Greenwood greeted us in superb condition and this course remains one of the best, and best value, in the Pattaya area. There was a bit of rain on the way out but that cleared by the first tee. These days, you must play lift, clean and place for an enjoyable round for everyone. It was the A and B tracks that were assigned to us today so off to our 9:34 am tee time with 16 golfers on the sheet Terry Dyer must be our golfer of the week and 40 points out here is a great number. Like Kenny, who took the NTP today, it is good to see Peter Thomas back in form and 41

Kenny Aihara and Peter Thomas helping Steve Coughlan lift his trophy! points out here puts Pete back in the frame. That is keeping your cool when your wife outdrives you on the first hole! Has Pete found his mojo again? Story of the month is our winner Steve Coughlan, who has been playing with us for years and never, ever won any comp. OK, he’s one of our high, high handicappers but that doesn’t stop Steve from loving the game and giving his best. Steve received a great round of applause at Capt. Phil’s presentation as finally Steve came good with his best ever score of 42 points! We gotta give some credit to Gary Emmett along with John and Jeff out at the St. Andrews Golf Centre for helping Coughlan with his game and hopefully we will see results like this more often, right Gary? Results: 1st – Steve Coughlan (36) 42 points 2nd – Peter Thomas (18) 41 points 3rd – Terry Dyer (17) 40 points

Emerald - Stableford – White Tees We round off the week with a jaunt down south to visit one of the nicest golf courses around, The Emerald. This is a Nick Faldo/Desmond Muirhead design that features the best collection of par-3’s of any course. Condition of the course was good, but not great as the greens had recently been sanded and a bit rough. That said, the guys had a great time out there. Woody is back in the swing of things and 32 gets the flying Scotsman third place. Robbie Taylor is up there once more with a solid 37 on the card. Robbie doubled his pleasure by nicking that Caddy Smile near pin as well. Winner, winner Chicken dinner goes to Kenny (nice shot) Aihara and 39 on the card puts him on top of the heap. With a 40 on Tuesday and 39 today, Kenny is back in form and looking forward to next week’s golf! Lastly, I must mention our buddies from the Guzzlers and Famous Fattboyz Slopitch softball tournament this last weekend. Cheers to Bob Waraska and Armando Delsi for a great time out at the Siam Polo Park and hope you guys get back here soon! Results: 1st – Kenny Aihara (6) 39 points 2nd – Robbie Taylor (14) 37 points 3rd – Mark Wood (8) 32 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.

The second race of the Blancpain GT series Asia took place at the Buriram International Circuit, the race would be Sandy's first home event in his main series. Free practice took place on Friday and the Thai drivers Lamborghini Huracan GT3 had sustained extra BOP balast, this meant the car was further disadvantaged in

a flying start and gained four positions within the first lap. Ten minutes into the race, keeping a good pace and maintaining his position, Kodric was unable to avoid a spinning GT4 car dangerously trying to rejoin the track after having taken out the leading Ferrari of Chinese racer Liu. The damage sustained in the crash meant that the

comparison to its competitors. This would prove to be a challenge for Sandy and his teammate Martin Kodric as they pushed the car as hard as they could only to place in the lower half of the top 10. Qualifying on Saturday morning saw Kodric in the car for qualifying 1 and Sandy in the car for qualifying 2. Kodric set a blistering lap to secure 6th on the grid for race 1. Sandy qualified in 13th for the second race in a very competitive field of almost 30 cars. Race 1 would be a pivotal moment in the weekend for the Thai driver and his teammate. Kodric got off to

#66 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 was out of not only the Saturday race but the Sunday race as well. "I'm very sorry to all the Thai fans that were cheering for me and I wish I would've gotten the chance to drive in front of them as I'm confident a podium was on the table." Sandy explains. Sandy is supported by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation, Thai Airways, Dacon Inspection Services, The Tourism Authority of Thailand, The Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand.

2017 Blancpain Asia Series Calendar Date 24-25 June 19-20 Aug 23-24 Sept 21-22 Oct

Venue Suzuka, Japan Fuji, Japan Shanghai, China Zhejiang, China

Remark Round 5-6 Round 7-8 Round 9-10 Round 11-12


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You & Your Pets Learn From Your Pet Take Naps You won't catch your pet going from dawn to dusk without any shut-eye. There's good evidence humans can benefit from catnaps, too. A study involving about 24,000 people indicates regular nappers are 37 percent less likely to die from heart disease than people who nap only occasionally. Short naps can also enhance alertness and job performance. Walk Every Day Whether you've got four legs or two, walking is one of the safest, easiest ways to burn calories and boost heart health. Taking regular walks can also help you: • Fight depression • Lose weight • Lower your risk for type 2 diabetes • Lower the risk of breast and colon cancer • Keep your bones strong • Keep your mind sharp Live in the Moment Living in the moment may be one of the most important lessons we can learn from our pets. In one study, Harvard psychologists concluded that people are happiest when doing activities that keep the mind focused, such as sex or exercise. Planning, reminiscing, or thinking about anything other than the current activity can undermine happiness. Get a Back Rub The power of touch is nothing to sniff at. Massage

Cats for You in Pattaya therapy can ease pain, give the immune system a boost, and help manage chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes. The touch of a loved one may be even more powerful. In one study, married women experienced less anxiety over the threat of an electric shock when they held their husbands' hands.

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/

Shelley

This lovely young lady is very friendly but a little shy until you get to know her. She had 4 brothers and sisters who went to new homes a long while ago. 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.

Be Aware of Body Language Dogs are excellent at reading each other's intent from body language. Humans, not so much. While most of us do reveal our emotions through posture, speech patterns, and eye contact, other people generally aren't very good at reading those cues. People get better at decoding body language as they get older. Stretch Often Stretching will keep you limber, but the benefits don't stop there. In a 10-week study, participants experienced surprising physical changes when they did no exercise other than stretching. Besides improving flexibility, they increased their muscle strength, power, and endurance. Stretching may be a good alternative for people who have conditions that rule out traditional strength-training and vigorous exercise.

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.

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

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.

Choke Mai Dee

Dogs aren’t terribly selective about food and other objects they gulp down—particularly if they’re allowed to roam the neighborhood. Not that cats and other household pets are flawless in choosing what they swallow. Virtually all species, from time to time, guzzle unsuitable foodstuff. But when that seemingly edible morsel turns out to contain a risky bone or a chunk of solid matter that won’t go down or come back up, emergency measures are called for. When choking, your pet will probably signal his difficulty by coughing, making choking sounds, or pawing at the mouth. Do your best to keep the animal calm until you can get him to a veterinarian. But use caution—a choking pet is more likely to bite in its panic. Carefully look into the animal’s mouth. If you see the obstruction, gently try to remove it with tweezers, being careful not to push the object further down the

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throat. If it’s not easy to reach, don't delay in getting your pet to the vet. If the animal collapses, place both hands on the side of his rib cage and apply firm quick pressure, or lay your pet on its side and strike the rib cage firmly with the palm of your hand three or four times to sharply push air out of the lungs and expel the object. Keep repeating this until the object is dislodged or until you arrive at the veterinarian's office.

Going to the Dogs...

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!

Cat Corner Tip

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment.

~George Eliot

The Mayans and Aztecs symbolized every 10th day with the dog, and those born under this sign were believed to have outstanding leadership skills. The term “dog days of summer” was coined by the ancient Greeks and Romans to describe the hottest days of summer that coincided with the rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. During the Middle Ages, cats were associated with witchcraft, and on St. John’s Day people all over Europe would stuff them into sacks and toss the cats into bonfires. On holy days, people celebrated by tossing cats from church towers.

Veggie Burger? Not all cats like vegetables, and even fewer like fruits (felines can't taste "sweet"). But fruits and vegetables are a rich source of vitamins, and they're loaded with fiber and water to help with digestion. Try enticing your cat with fresh cucumber or cantaloupe, steamed broccoli or asparagus, or mashed potatoes. Although you might have better luck slipping him a veggie burger. Really!


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CROSSWORD Down

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1. Large wading bird

4. Bacon and ___

2. Signs

8. Teamster’s rig

3. Neighbor of Mich.

9. Fitzgerald and others

4. Poet’s “always”

11. Mineral lodes

5. Shines

12. Fabricate

6. Blinding light

13. See 14 Down

7. Ellington’s “___ Doll”

15. Opera solo

8. District in London

16. Switch settings

10. ___ belt

17. Factor

12. Assemble pages in order

19. Lozenge brand

14. Boss, with 13 Across

20. Fleets

18. When all ___ fails…

23. Plant juice

19. Julie or Richard

26. Sudsy brew

20. Israel’s Eban

27. House of worship

21. Region

29. Peter Pan’s creator

22. C&W’s Haggards

31. Regal animal

23. Sales pitch

32. “It’s ___ the Game (2 wds.)

24. Unfriendly

33. Gorcey and Carroll

25. Stockyards

34. Housekeeper’s problem

28. French girl (abbr.)

35. Will Ferrell Christmas movie

30. Those holding power

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7. Definition: Enclosed in the same envelope or package; “the _____ check”. First letter: I Answer: __________

6. Definition: Very nearly, as in: The muffins are

Answers: 1. Nine; 2. Cutting; 3. Held;

5. Definition: Linear system: A system of linear equations is _____ if it has at least one solution. First letter: C Answer: __________

10. Definition: Refers to an order to buy or sell that can be executed without confirmation for some fixed period. Also, a synonym for company. First letter: F Answer: __________

4. Movement; 5. Consistent; 6. Almost; 7.

4. Definition: Assembly consisting of the principal elements and mechanisms of a watch or clock: the winding and setting mechanism, the mainspring, the train, the escapement, the regulating elements. First letter: M Answer: __________

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