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Volume 16, Issue 19

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Farang insurance dilemmas

The news that all foreign tourists to Thailand will soon need to obtain travel insurance to enter the country is causing the usual confusion from leaked sources. Thai public sector hospitals have complained for many years that they are having to fund the medical costs of foreigners who need treatment and can produce neither the cash nor a valid insurance letter. Estimates of the true costs vary but the total is probably in the region of three billion baht annually.

It seems that, from an unknown starting date, all tourists (likely defined as those able to stay between 15 days and three months before being required to leave) will need to show on arrival a valid travel insurance document which has either been bought in advance or obtained at the airport or border post from a dispensing machine. Travel insurance is not the same as full medical insurance and normally covers only matters such as delayed travel, loss of luggage and

emergency treatment for accidents. It does not cover pre-existing medical conditions. Critics of the move point to a number of potential problems. Does the new rule apply to every tourist including infants under one year and the elderly in their 80s and 90s as travel insurance often contains a cut-off age date? Will the responsibility to enforce the regulation lie with the airline which will need to check Continued on page 4


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News Car crashes with motorbike

Korean national Juyong Oh was apprehended by the police after crashing his car into a motorbike and fleeing the scene. He drove away from the Central Pattaya accident scene leaving two injured Chinese women on the road. Police caught Juyong in North Pattaya. He was suspected of being drunk.

Chinese man Thais assault Indian arrested for extortion

Li Weibin, a 26-year-old Chinese national, was arrested following a complaint from a fellow Chinese national that he was blackmailing her over a sex video. The woman said Li forcibly had sex with her in his room and secretly filmed the act. Li repeatedly asked money from her in exchange of the sex video; if she refused he would post the video on social media. Instead of paying him, the woman reported it to the police who organized an entrapment leading Li’s arrest.

Twenty-one-year-old Prapatsorn Suksanguan told the police that while she was walking Pratumnak Road with Indian Dohare Deepankar, two Thai men shouted at Dohare and hit him in the face. The Thais jumped into a car and sped away.

Illicit motorbike shop shut down

Drunken man rapes Ladyboys busted elderly woman Military officers and Banglamung officials confiscated 25 motorbikes and a large number of spare parts when they raided a garage in Nongprue. The owner of the shop was nowhere to be found, so police arrested shop manager Athit Janhom. He was charged with operating a business without a license and selling spare parts without certification. The shop modifies motorcycles used for illegal drag racing which is banned by the National Council for Peace and Order.

A 69-year-old woman was raped by a 30-year-old man identified as Samai Chaiyasit. The victim had been asleep in her Soi Kopai house when the man climbed onto her wielding a knife and raped her. After the attack, she told the suspect that she had to go to the toilet, but escaped to a neighbor’s house and called the police. The neighbors detained Samai until the police arrived. Samai said he did it only because he was drunk.

Russians jailed for drunk driving

Two lady boys who snatched a tourist’s wallet were subdued by motorbike taxi drivers at the scene. The katoeys, Ronnarit Kampro and Prakat Somchan, reportedly offered sex to Australian tourist Jarryd Robinson in a parking lot in South Pattaya. When the man refused, he was accosted and relieved of his wallet. The Aussies chased after them, yelling for help, and the motorbike drivers came to his rescue. The suspects were turned over to the police. The wallet was recovered with 3,000 baht as well as ATM and identification cards.

Snatchers on motorcycles

Teens shoot Ducati shop

Security guard Natsakarn Sakorn called police when a teenager shot out the front window of the Ducati Pattaya showroom in Central Pattaya. Police at the scene spotted two bullet holes in the ceiling. The Ducati security guard said that four teenagers on two motorbikes had been driving back and forth in the area when there was a gunshot as the passed the shop. One witness reported the same teenagers firing guns in the air on Third Road.

British falls from balcony

A Russian couple was arrested at a checkpoint on Thappraya Road when they refused a breathalyzer test. According to police, the couple was asked to step out of the car but they resisted and later argued with officers. They were taken to the police station.

Pattaya police reported two cases of snatching on the same day. One victim, Chinese tourist Congshen Chen, was walking with a friend in North Pattaya when a man driving a motorcycle drove by and grabbed Congshen’s 200,000-baht gold necklace. Later that day, Korean Dongsup Park was walking along Second Road when a man on a motorcycle snatched the tourist’s 50,000-baht necklace, which broke in half. Police are reviewing CCTV footage.

An unidentified British man fell from the balcony of a Soi Buakhao guest house. According to the victim’s companion, 35-year-old ladyboy Sitthipong Maneekart, the victim was drunk. The Brit was treated at the scene by Sawangboriboon volunteers, and then sent to Banglamung Hospital. Police found no trace of foul play.


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News ONYX Hospitality Group to invest USD100 million in OZO Pattaya ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the region’s leading hotel management companies, announced plans to open a new 406-room OZO hotel on a site adjacent to the existing Ocean Tower of Amari Pattaya. As part of a USD100 million investment to redevelop the iconic North Pattaya site, the Group will also launch a new premium all-suites Amari wing on the location where the Garden Wing of Amari Pattaya

once stood. In addition, the 20-storey Amari Pattaya Ocean Tower and surrounding facilities will undergo an extensive refurbishment programme. Upon completion in early 2019, the prime North Pattaya landmark will comprise three hotels with a total of 752 keys, a new state-ofthe-art ballroom, a wide range of recreational facilities and dining options, enhanced pool areas and

re-landscaped gardens. The site will also enjoy close proximity to the upcoming Terminal 21 Pattaya, a mega shopping mall which is a fiveminute walk away. “Through the decades of the company’s ongoing growth and transformation, this iconic Amari location has stood the test of time and witnessed many milestones, achievements and events,” said Douglas Martell, chief executive

officer, ONYX Hospitality Group. “As we approach the 45th anniversary of Amari Pattaya, it is with great excitement that we embark on plans to enhance the guest experience at this flagship property, whilst introducing a brand-new OZO and an all-suites Amari property to accommodate the evolving needs of international travellers, regional visitors and local patrons.” Featuring a dedicated entrance area and recreational facilities, OZO Pattaya will be positioned as a midscale hotel with signature beds in sleep-friendly rooms, energising breakfasts and superior connectivity with high-speed Wi-Fi and easy plugand-play integration for personal devices. The hotel will also offer OZO hallmarks such as EAT and EAT2Go dining outlets, a paperless front desk and interactive kiosks featuring destination tips by OZO insiders. OZO Pattaya is being codeveloped by Orion Hospitality, a joint venture between ONYX Hospitality Group and Singapore Hospitality Holdings aimed at accelerating the expansion of the OZO and Shama portfolio across the region. Amari Pattaya Ocean Suites, a 49-key all-suites wing adjacent to the Ocean Tower, is conceptualised in response to a rising trend among travellers who enjoy home-style comforts supported by a full range

of hotel services. True to Amari’s commitment towards facilitating shared experiences, this property will feature spacious layouts with connecting suite options ideal for families and friends travelling together. This newly constructed wing will be angled to ensure that every suite enjoys direct views of the sea. Each suite will also feature residential-style amenities including fully-equipped kitchens and large balconies. The Ocean Tower of Amari Pattaya will be relaunched following an extensive refurbishment p ro g r a m m e , w i t h b r a n d - n e w guestrooms and suites, enhanced lobby and arrival zone, upgraded Horizon Club executive lounge and Amaya Food Gallery, an innovative market-style dining concept inspired by Asian street food. Based in Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 42 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. 2017 is a significant year of expansion for the Group, with new openings scheduled in China, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Laos. The Group has a robust development pipeline of over 20 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels open by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best medium-sized hospitality player in the region.


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News Continued from page 1

Farang insurance dilemmas the documentation? Will there be long queues at immigration or custom counters as officers struggle to examine travel insurance papers which may not be written in Thai? Will the proposals actually work in practice as many medical emergencies are not caused by accidents? What about use of credit cards which often include the benefit of limited travel insurance as a perk for purchasing the air ticket on-line? Travel sources say that the imponderables mean that any compulsory policy, if endorsed by the Thai Cabinet, will likely be delayed until next year. Government officials will be concerned lest a hasty start produces a deluge of bad publicity which will handicap the government’s stated aim of receiving 40 million foreign tourists annually in the next decade. Several years ago, the Shinawatra government introduced an optional, private-sector insurance scheme for tourists which had only limited success, partly because of poor marketing and weak support by hospitals. Expats and holders of multiple non-immigrant visas are not covered by the recent announcement because travel insurance in this context obviously means visitors to Thailand and not those residing here as a base for long periods. Holders of one year extensions – retirees and those married to Thais in particular – are concerned that they may be required to hold full medical insurance at application or renewal time. Last

year, the government announced the possibility of introducing such a regulation – requiring an insurance claim payment of at least US20,000 – for in-patient care. However, that prediction was linked to the possibility of a 10-year retirement visa which might (or might not) replace the current one year extension of stay. Nothing further has yet been heard of these particular proposals. One problem area in requiring retirees to produce full medical insurance is that older people find it very expensive to fund ongoing cover, or even impossible if they have serious health issues. Some expats prefer to keep a sum of money here specifically to cover hospitalization. In any case, private sector hospitals these days will not perform surgery without clear evidence of repayment by cash or by agreement of the insurer, if any. One solution to this dilemma might be to insist on a larger cash deposit or proof of income at the application or the renewal stage of a one year extension. It should also be noted that, in the past, existing retirees were not required to abide by new financial regulations. This discretion has been known as “grandfathering”. The whole subject of visitors to Thailand and their insurance is now likely to loom large in immigration publicity for the foreseeable future. But it is important to stress that there have yet not been any formal government announcements of policy changes.

City to modify Jomtien Beach Pattaya officials and Nongnooch Landscape and Garden Design Company met with owners of beach businesses to outline plans to improve the landscape of Jomtien Beach. With a budget of 68 million baht, the city will replace coconut trees with palm trees and widen the sidewalk. Some astute business owners thought it might be wise to wait until low season, though the one-year project already started in April.

Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 offering amazing bargains and discounts The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) launched this year’s Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 campaign with the theme “Dining, Shopping and Travelling” on the “world’s longest shopping route” in Bangkok. The two-month campaign, formerly known as the Amazing Thailand Grande Sale, is being held from June 1 to July 31, 2017. H.E. Kobkarn Wattanvrangkul, Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports said, “The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 will be introduced to shopping aficionados, both local and foreign visitors, through a series of special events in Bangkok and four other cities in Thailand’s Special Economic Zone. Now in its 19th year, the re-named Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise is bigger than ever, reflecting the huge popularity of Thailand as a destination for people who love great shopping, delicious food and unbeatable bargains.” The opening event in Bangkok, which took place on June 2, celebrated the fact that Bangkok is home to the world’s longest shopping route, starting at the Siam Paragon shopping mall, and taking in the CentralWorld and EmQuartier shopping complexes. Noppadon Pakprot, deputy governor for Tourism Products and Business said, “The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 highlights seven types of products and services from 2,000 participating partners, including hotels and

accommodation; transportation (airlines/yachts); dining; entertainment and theme parks; department stores and malls; health and wellness and beauty centres; jewellery and accessories shops, etc. They are offering promotions to encourage local and international visitors to shop, dine and travel domestically with discounts of up to 80 per cent on some products and services. ” Special promotional events in four other Thai cities are expected to help boost the numbers of intraASEAN tourists and revenue as well as strengthen Thailand’s position as an ASEAN retail hub. The opening ceremony and event in Tak’s Mae Sot district (near Myanmar) will take place at the Robinson’s Department Store from June 30 to July 2. Over in Sa Kaeo’s Aranyaprathet district (bordering Cambodia), there will be activities on June 16 to 17 at Syamindra Plaza. Finally, in Khon Kaen’s Mueang district, shopping fun and activities will take place from July 1 to 2 at Central Plaza Khon Kaen.

There are more special promotions and discounts on offer from credit card providers such as, VISA, Mastercard and UnionPay. Thailand-based airlines like Thai Airways, Thai Smile, Nok Air, Thai Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, and Thai Lion Air are also offering special privileges during the two-month shopping and dining season. In addition, passengers travelling to Thailand with these airlines will get a BTS One-day pass and on-top discounts on food and souvenirs at participating shops and restaurants when showing their boarding passes. Hotel reservation site,, is also taking part in the campaign by offering 15 per cent discounts for bookings in any three-to-five-star accommodation in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Samui, Phuket or Hua Hin. For more information and a list of participating businesses in the campaign visit: www. or Facebook: Thailand Shopping & Dining Paradise


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News Ramayana Water Park launched special One Day Pass promotion Ramayana Water Park, ranked the No. 1 waterpark in Thailand by TripAdvisor, continues to offer great deals for water park fans. Ramayana Water Park, which recently celebrated its first-year anniversary, in cooperation with Swiss Sheep Farm, Upside Down and Silverlake Pattaya, offers a “One Day Pass ticket” that can be used to visit all four attractions in one day. The special tickets are available for just 999 baht for adults and 666 baht for children until July 31. Reserve tickets at Thai Ticket Major or www. For more information, call 02-262-3456. Ramayana Water Park is located in Pattaya. It is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, call 033-005-929 or visit www.

Clean the beach with Nivea

Pattaya’s mayor opened a Nivea Super event at the multi-purpose Sports Field in Jomtien Beach. Pol. Maj. Gen Anan Charoenchasri, mayor of Pattaya, encouraged participants to return Pattaya beaches to their former glory. The crowd also introduced to Nivea Sun Protect and Refresh Body Lotion SPF 50 PA++++ to test its effectiveness in the sun.

Think clean beaches

To celebrate World Environment Day, Pattaya City officials released 12,600 white sea bass into the sea at Jomtien Beach. While they were there, they picked up trash and urged locals and tourists to keep the beaches clean.

ONE ROUNDABOUT LESS Pattaya is not famous for its roundabouts and now there is one less.  The one on Jomtien Two Road has been demolished to make way for traffic lights.  The rumour is that there were many accidents as Thais don’t understand roundabouts.  Whether traffic lights can do any better remains to be seen.   ANOTHER CABLE CULL  City Hall has once again announced an electricity overhaul to prepare us for the next ten years with its expected surge in demand.  Several areas of the city centre are designated to have their ugly overhead cables removed to an underground status.  We have heard it all before but hope springs eternal.   MORE SPEED SIGNS It has always been a bit unclear what is the speed limit in town, but the local authority has been busy on hills and crossroads installing flashing lights which usually say “30”.  Additionally, several right hand turns on Sukhumvit Road are now indicated with illuminated signs to try and improve traffic flow.  These are actually welcome developments.   COUNTRY CLUB WOES Those of us hoping to once again use Soi Siam Country Club to approach the Mabprachan lake area in the near future will be disappointed.  Quoting flood problems and technical issues, the builders say that the roadworks and unfinished paving will be with us indefinitely.  That probably means until the end of the year.   HUMAN DISPOSAL ALTERNATIVE There is now a third way on top of burial and cremation.  Alkaline Hydrolosis mean that you are placed in a cylinder where ozone-friendly acids make your body vanish into an ooze.  Quite a lot of bones remain and they are crushed to a powder which then is handed over to the relatives in an urn.  The process is cheaper than traditional cremation and uses a lot less gas or electric power in an environmentally-friendly way.   NEW RESTAURANT Easy Health, on Third Road near New York Pizza and where the French restaurant Aux Agapes used to be, is proving a popular choice for those who like healthy eating.  It is not wholly vegan or vegetarian, but there are lots of options for those cuisines.  Open 10-10 daily, but closed on Sundays.   THIRD COUP ANNIVERSARY  It is now just over three years since the Thai military took over the country.  Most commentators say they have done a good job in ensuring street order, by and large, but have been less successful on the economic front.  Some even claim the junta is now embattled, but tell that to Donald Trump or Theresa May who have been in office for much less time.   PHILIPPINE HOLIDAYS Quite a number of tourists have cancelled vacations to the Philippines after the declaration of martial law on the south island of Mindanao because of a mounting insurgency there.  Popular tourist areas such as Davao City and Zamboanga are said to be suffering because of tanks and soldiers on the streets.  The country last had martial law during the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s.   NIGHT CLUB SHORTAGES    Pattaya’s clubs are said to be suffering a shortage of hostesses and hosts to entertain the tourist crowds.  The reasons are mixed.  Those visitors interested in a good time seem to be numerically in decline which leads to a shortage of customers.  Also, the social media have to a degree replaced night-time spots as an introduction to the gal or guy of your dreams.  Pattaya really is changing.   RENEWING RETIREMENT A reader asks if he can renew his one year retirement permission-to-stay two months ahead of time.  Difficult, as the Immigration Bureau says that you must apply within one month of the expiry date.  If you have an urgent reason for early renewal, such as travel abroad, you would need to make your request in person.  Best of luck!


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News TripAdvisor rates three Thai landmarks The inaugural edition of as among Best in Asia for 2017 Ladies European Thailand Championship at Phoenix Gold Golf The Ladies European Tour, together with Phoenix Gold Golf and Countr y Club and Khon Rak Golf Co.,Ltd., in cooperation with Sports Authority of Thailand and Thai LPGA announced the inaugural edition of Ladies European Thailand Championship 2017 which will be held on July 6 to 9 at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club, Pattaya – with prize money of 300,000 Euro (approximately 12 million baht). The tournament is the return of Ladies European Tour to Thailand after 12 years and will make another sporting success history in Thailand once again. Ladies European Tour CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh stated, “It’s exciting to add the Ladies European Thailand Championship to the LET schedule and on behalf of our players, I would like to thank the Sports Authority of Thailand for their commitment to sponsor the tournament. We believe that this tournament will contribute positively towards growing the game in Thailand whilst showcasing the world class golf facilities to a global audience via our media platforms. I

women and children, and encouraging them to participate in sport as part of a healthy lifestyle. “As one of the world’s leading golf tours, the LET will be bringing more than just 70 top women golfers to Pattaya. We will bring a fresh and exciting product which will motivate and inspire people to participate in sport and we are looking forward to working with our fellow officials and players from the Thai LPGA.” The tournament will showcase the venue and destination to a worldwide audience via an international media platform, which reaches more than 225 countries through our TV and digital channels. On behalf of Spor ts Authority of Thailand (SAT), Viboon Champangoen, head of Professional Sports

Golf and Country Club to compete and be the first champion of the inaugural edition of Ladies European Thailand Championship. This tournament is to record the world-class event at our golf course significantly. “On behalf of the host venue, we are proud to announce our readiness to challenge all golfers and facilitate all officers, in order to motivate this outstanding international event in Pattaya to strengthen the tourism and economics, as well as to bring in local people to be a part of the event. I believe that Ladies European Thailand Championship 2017 will be one of the most exciting tournaments in Thailand.” The promoter, Khon Rak Golf Co.,Ltd. by Kritpong Panpha, president stated, “We take pride in the organizing

T h re e o f T h a i l a n d ’ s most iconic landmarks, all in Bangkok, have been listed among the top 25 landmarks in Asia by the international travel website TripAdvisor in its 2017 Travelers’ Choice listings. The Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo), all on Bangkok’s historic Rattanakosin Island, were named in the top 25 list, taking 4th, 9th and 14th place, respectively. These three landmarks are regarded as some of Thailand’s top tourist sites and have appeared regularly in must-see lists published internationally. The Temple of the Reclining Buddha also took 21st spot in the TripAdvisor Top 25 Landmarks in the World 2017. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

said, “Some of Thailand’s greatest treasures can be found in the historic heart of Bangkok, and we’re delighted that so many tourists come here to delight in the artistic, cultural and religious heritage of the Kingdom. Thailand offers a huge array of historic sites including temples and cities, and we invite everyone to explore and discover the amazing art and craftsmanship of Thai builders and artists from times past.” The annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, are given based on the quantity and quality of travellers’ reviews

and ratings on TripAdvisor’s website gathered over the previous 12-month period. On the website, tourists said the Temple of the Reclining Buddha was “Breathtaking” and “Iconic” and “A true beauty to behold”. The famous Grand Palace is called “majestic” and the number one “must-see site” in Thailand. The Palace’s Temple of the Emerald Buddha is described as “A treat for the eyes” and a “wonderful example of Thai architecture.” TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site and gathers advice and reviews from millions of travellers from around the world, covering seven million hotels and types of accommodation, restaurants and attractions. The website reaches 390 million monthly visitors in 49 worldwide markets. For a complete list of the best destinations in the world, region, and Thailand as well as for the review and travellers’ photos visit: TripAdvisor 2017 Traveler’s Choice Awards.

Bata’ Big Surprise: The 2017 Mid-Year Sale Promotion encourage everyone in the local community to come out and cheer on our fantastic female golfers as they compete for glory at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in July.” While Joao Paulo Alves Neves Pinto – LET tournament director who represented Ladies European Tour in the press conference said, “On behalf of the Ladies European Tour, may I say how thrilled I am to be here at the magnificent Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club to launch the Ladies European Thailand Championship 2017. This is an extremely exciting opportunity for us, to bring world class sport to a region where we can make a real difference by engaging with local people, particularly

Standardization and Administration Division stated, “As Sports Authority of Thailand, the state government which supports the organizing of Ladies European Thailand Championship, SAT aimed to deliver such support and encouragement, in order to develop sports in Thailand, the foreseeing of the potential of Thailand to be the sport hub of the region and to encourage Thai athletes to step into world-class stages. I also would like to show our gratitude to all supporters of this tournament and wish that it will archive its goals to the utmost success.” Chanya Swangchitr, president expressed, “it is such an honour to welcome Thai and international top lady golfers to Phoenix Gold

of this significant event for the purpose of arousing and evaluating ladies golf in Thailand. We aim to strengthen and grow golf to meet the world standard. We also hope that Ladies European Thailand Championship 2017 will contribute highest benefits to all segments, not only golf, but also tourism in the region to the country level, through event organizing and both international and domestic broadcasting.” One hundred twenty six lady golfers will compete in the field of Ladies European Thailand Championship 2017, featured of 70 LET golfers, 40 Thai LPGA golfers and 16 invitation spots, for 300,000 Euro purse money and World Ranking Points.

Bata is ready to welcome the month of June with many attractive promotions. During this month, the company’s high-quality shoes and accessories will be offered at drastically reduced prices at all 252 branches around the Kingdom (excluding the new BigC Korat branch opening on June 8, 2017). During the month-long mid-year sale, shoppers will benefit from up to 50 percent discount on selected products with prices starting as low as 200 baht. Bata is also holding a clearance sale which will give a maximum discount of 70 percent at the upcoming Fair. Retail prices will start as low as 50 baht on this occasion. Moreover, for customers who love to do their shopping online, Bata offers special mid-year sales discounts of up to 50 percent for the whole

month of June. Fashion Week Promotion is another online shopping treat which lasts from May 23 to June 23, 2017, and is available exclusively on Lazada. Here, selected items will be discounted by up to 70 percent with prices starting as low as 299 baht. On top of that Bata will also be giving extra points to its Bata Club members when they

buy products during the midyear sale: 5x points on items marked for the mid-year sale; 10x points for new members who purchase over 1,000 baht (after the discount is applied). Everyone who loves shoes and a good deal should take advantage of these excellent promotions now going on at all Bata branches around Thailand.


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Our Community ICONSIAM supports the building of Kadeejeen-Klongsarn Center Through many years, ICONSIAM has a policy of responsibility towards society, the environment, and culture by contributing to the sustainable development of local communities and the long-lasting co-existence with the Chao Phraya River. Hence, ICONSIAM continues to fulfill its missions related to social development throughout the three projects, namely the conservation of natural resources and the environment of the Chao Phraya River in the vicinity, the sustainable development of the communities and their unique local wisdom, and the preservation of the precious

partnership), which comprises of governmental agencies and private organisations, in particular religious leaders in communities including Buddhist Chief Abbot of Wat Prayurawongsawat Phra Brahmapundit, Head to Goowatin Islam Mosque Imam Nawin Sasanakul, and Assistant Abbot to Santa Cruz Church Father Anthony Ekkachai Soratchakit, to cowork and draw development plan for establishing Kadeejeen-Klongsarn Center. Supoj Chaiwatsirikul, managing director of ICONSIAM Co., Ltd, said another key aspect of ICONSIAM’s CSR activities

culture and traditions of the people living along the Chao Phraya River generation after generation. ICONSIAM has cooperated with the Urban Design & Development Center (UddC), Kadeejeen-Klongsarn Community, including homes, temples, schools, and government agencies in Kadeejeen-Klongsarn community, and the PPCP (public-private-community

lies in the contribution to the development of the communities sustainable. ICONSIAM has foreseen that the project will create benefit for the communities and society, so that the company has taken part to the Kadeejeen-Klongsarn Center project since 2015. During the past two years, ICONSIAM has seen the community strength and unity, and so proud of being part of the

community center’s initiative in Kadeejeen-Klongsarn areas. Moreover, ICONSIAM highly expects that the center will be a pilot project and be as a model for other communities’ development. The center will not only be learning and knowledge exchange information center, but also preserve tradition and culture, as well as promote ecotourism, and increase incomes for people in the communities to have better living standard. Assistant Professor Niramon Kulsrisombat, director of the Urban Design & Development Center (UddC), said that the initiative for establishing of the Kadeejeen-Klongsarn Center came from the realization that the areas is one of the oldest communities in BangkokThonburi, which have deep and strong background. During the past 10 years, people in the communities and outside the area have created many activities to rehabilitate this neighbourhood to become lively again. Yet, temporary activities have its limitation and most are not permanent, it could not reach

the development target in tangible outcome, despite people in the communities and other organisations have gradually increased their cooperation. As a result, people in Kadeejeen and Klongsarn communities have initiated an idea to establish “KadeejeenKlongsarn Center” (KK Center) as social areas and gateway for visitors to reach the area. Kadeejeen-Klongsarn Center which will be completed in establishment in 2018 is located on an area of over 250 square meters of the Memorial Bridge adjacent to the riverfront court of the City Law Enforcement Department, which is where Kadeejeen and Klongsarn meet. It is one of the strategic areas to serve the communities as having ever y kind of transportation including road and water ways, and railway in the near future. The Kadeejeen-Klongsarn Community Center will serve as public utility areas and as the gateway to these communities as well as a starting point for tourists and general people who are searching for

information and exchange idea and knowledge about these areas. In addition, the

center will also serve as a showcase for products from these communities.

Viharn Sien Temple awards 235 scholarships

Bata continually takes part in Bata Children’s Program

Viharn Sien Temple granted 327,000 baht in scholarships to 235 needy students at a ceremony featuring Dr Sumet Tantivejkul,

As part of its extensive CSR work, Bata took part in a recent sanitation program for children in Banbueng School at Pathumthani province. As part of this initiative, the international shoe manufacturer sent doctors from the Huachiew

secretar y-general of the Chaipattana Foundation. This marks 25 years that the temple has awarded such scholarships.

Chalermprakiet University Clinic to give 130 students dental check-ups and teach them about oral health and hygiene. Bata also provided oral care supplies, snacks and lunch for the children as well as a 10,000 baht scholarship.


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Our Community

Anantara vacation club gives back to the Thai community Anantara Vacation Club, a leading luxur y shared ownership concept for discerning travellers, recently concluded a donation drive for The Freedom Story, a charity that helps educate Thailand’s impoverished youth and prevent human trafficking. Fundraising activities included a lucky draw contest at the annual King’s Cub Elephant Polo Tournament by Anantara in Bangkok, as well as a company-wide team effort to raise funds. The proceeds collected will be allocated towards the daily transportation and meal costs of the 116 scholarship students that the Freedom Story supports. “Giving back to our community is an important part of who we are and how we run our business,” said Paul Lim, director of Corporate Marketing. “This year, we partnered with the Freedom Story to aid them in their efforts to educate Thailand’s youth and prevent human trafficking within the country. As we learned more about their mission, our team members became increasingly inspired to help support their cause.” Since launching in 2010, Anantara Vacation Club has supported a number of local and national charities across Thailand, Indonesia and China. The Freedom Story provides

scholarships, mentorship and resources to Thailand’s youth in order to help them stay in school and avoid exploitation. To date, the organization has successfully helped 180 young people stay in school while providing resources to help thousands more through afterschool programs, tutoring, English and Chinese classes and other services. “ We have been ver y pleased to work with Anantara Vacation Club,” said Lisa Winterfeldt, international liaison at The Freedom Story. “We can tell that the staff are genuinely passionate about the prevention work The Freedom Story does, which allowed us to raise awareness and share our mission with lots of people. We are appreciative of the kindness,

work ethic, and positivity with which they continue to promote our work.” In addition to The Freedom Story, Anantara Vacation Club supports the Duang Prateep Foundation, which helps underprivileged children in Thailand by financing their education and living expenses. Earlier this year, Anantara Vacation Club team members sponsored several students in partnership with the foundation, raising 24,000

baht towards their school costs through a raffle at the company’s corporate office. In May, Anantara Vacation Club representatives were officially invited to participate in the Duang Prateep Foundation’s Sponsorship Presentation Ceremony, during which 200 students were granted scholarships. Anantara Vacation Club will continue to support local charities via company events and donation drives.

“Appeal to Thailand’s expat community to raise donations

A fundraiser has been set on the Thai crowdfunding platform to raise funds for Rose Weatherill, the woman involved in a car crash in Thailand that killed her son and her husband. The crowdfunding campaign has been set up by Gary Libby, a close friend of the family for years, and is asking for support to help Rose Weatherill back to full health. The 68-year-old lady is fighting for her life in a hospital in Phuket and needs some financial support from the expat community in

Thailand. According to the Weeboon’s policy, the funds collected will go directly to the victim and will help to handle her hospitalization and to cover the costs of her medical bills that have already reached 400,000 baht. Donate to support Rose Weatherill: http://www.weeboon. com/en/campaigns/ fundraising-to-help-rosaliewith-rising-medical-costs Join and keep in touch with the Weeboon’s community : https://www.facebook. com/weeboonofficial

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Fabulous Sunday Brunch at Mantra Restaurant & Bar


at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Teppanyaki Station

by Mick & Di Barker

Mantra Restaurant & Bar is a chic and stylish culinary experience unlike any other. Located on North Pattaya Beach Road in Amari Pattaya, Mantra features seven open kitchens serving up incredible Asian, Western and Mediterranean cuisine. Here is where you’ll find one of the best Sunday brunches in Pattaya.

The sleek ambience of black granite and a seductive palette of vivid red combine at Mantra to put you under its spell. Discover the flavours of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indian, gourmet seafood, Mediterranean, or Western cuisine from the seven show kitchens, then bring your selection back to your seat, whether it is the Opium Den, Hedonist Harlem, Sultan’s Table, Opera Seats, or Main Theatre. If you are a wine connoisseur, you will find the walk-in glass wine cellar a wine-lover’s haven, housing a collection of top vintages and rare labels from more than 160 brands across four continents. For cocktails

and other potions, order your favourites from the mixologists’ imaginative creations and simply go with the flow.

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Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is the only themed hotel in Thailand. It’s a jungle, it’s a Lost World, it’s an award winning 5-star resort that houses eight diverse restaurants designed to meet all the food cravings of its guests. The hotel is created as two soaring 18-storey towers connected by sky bridges and set on the fine sands of Wongamat Beach. The exterior boasts its own jungle, water park, river, waterfalls, water sports, boating, fishing and kayaking while the interior décor is a dwarfing experience of towering wooden columns, rock clad walls and colossal contemporary works of art. From Centara’s coterie of restaurants and bars we had been invited to dine at their signature Asian restaurant, Ginger & Lime. Decorated in sleek pavilion style, al fresco dining is the attraction (a private dining room offers an air-conditioned ambiance). From June 1 the restaurant is offering a Daily Asian and Thai Seafood Buffet Dinner (B.888++ or B.1,045 net) featuring the skills of their chefs cooking to order. It was to this new promotion that Mick and I had been invited to taste the extravaganza of pan-Asian cuisine. This modern Asian food court is a great location presenting a pan-Asian kitchen featuring every conceivable

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rendezvous Centra Maris welcomes VIPs from Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

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Austria’s Big Bottles eve n ts c a le n d a r Party in Bangkok “SUMMER TIME” ART EXHIBITION Date: 23 June – 23 September 2017, 10 am – 8 pm Venue: Sky Lobby, 23rd floor of Centara Grand at Central World

Chanin Wongpanthusert (2nd right), Policy and Planning specialist at Bureau of Groundwater Control, Weera Thongprapai (right), director of Natural Resources and Environment Chonburi Provincial Office, and Surapol Dhammasarn (left), Special Consultation, attended a workshop held at the Maris Ballroom of Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien. The resort's general manager, Chaiphun Thongsuthum (2nd left), welcomed the VIP guests.

H.E. Enno Drofenik (3rd from right), ambassador of Austria to Thailand, together with Central Group presided over the opening ceremony of Austria’s Big Bottles Party in Bangkok. The event showcased 31 different Austrian wines and sparkling presented by Dr. Raimund Cerny (right) and his team of Thai sommeliers at M23, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World.

Amari Phuket celebrates two outstanding awards

Activities: Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World invites you to “Summer Time” art exhibition by Piangkhwuan Kamijn. “Summer Time” art exhibition presents the story of art through the use of various techniques to create art pieces and express the emotions to the audience like reading from her diary. The concept of this exhibition is the fun, sadness, memories and friendship that artists want to convey to the audience through the painting of animals to represent her feelings. A part of the total revenue received will be donated to Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. For more information: Centara Grand at Central World Tel 02 100 1234 ext 6753-56

THE MERIT-MAKING AND PHI TA KHON MASKED FESTIVAL Date: 24-26 June 2017, Saturday-Monday Venue: Phon Chai Temple, Dan Sai, Loei

Amari Phuket’s team, led by Pierre-Andre Pelletier (holding the award on the right), vice president and area general manager – South Thailand, came together with all management teams to celebrate the receipt of two awards, Outstanding Guest Satisfaction Award and Scorecard Champion Performance of the Year Award 10/10 2016, presented by ONYX Hospitality Group to the Group’s best performing properties. Amari Phuket’s team is committed to continuing the delivery of the best hospitality achieving the highest satisfaction from its guests.

Customer service training for hotel employees

Activities: Every year, Dan Sai district in Loei province in the northeast of Thailand stages a colorful event known as Bun Luang or Bun Pawat and the famous Phi Ta Khon Festival. This is a unique celebration of the province and the colourful processions and masked villagers ensure that every year, a large number of visitors come to the little village to enjoy the fun. The most recognised feature of the Phi Ta Khon, or Ghost festival, is the colourful parade of locals who dance and strike poses while wearing huge masks creatively made from carved coconut-tree trunks, topped with wicker sticky-rice steamers that make them appear taller and more grotesque. It is thought the event has its origins in a fertility festival but these days it’s part of a two-day merit-making event. It has become one of the most popular festivals of Isan alongside other events such as the rocket festival. In addition to the unique masked parade through the town, there are other activities to enjoy, including the Phi Ta Khon mask contest, a Junior Phi Ta Khon contest, a recitation of the 13 sermons of Phra Vessandorn – about a previous life of the Lord Buddha, and exhibition booths from public and private sectors. There is also a fun food festival and booths selling local products. For more information: Dan Sai District Office Tel: 042 891 266 TAT Loei Office Tel: 042 812 812

UBON RATCHATHANI CANDLE FESTIVAL Date: 8-9 July 2017, Saturday-Sunday Venue: Upparat Road (in front of Si Ubon Rattanaram Temple) on the road around Thung Si Muang, Ubon Ratchathani Activities: Witness the stunning printed and carved candles parade. Watch local dance contest and a variety of product exhibition.

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien arranged a “CHR Spirit” training designed for the team members to develop their knowledge and skills in customer service. The training was conducted by Arum Chaisomsri, area training manager of Centara Hotels and Resorts Pattaya, at the resort’s Maris 1 meeting room.

For more information: TAT Ubon Ratchathani Office Tel: 045 243 770


rendezvous Centara Grand Mirage welcomes Pok Chirathivat

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Wuthisak Pichayagan (2nd left), hotel manager, gave a warm welcome to Patsarakorn “Pok” Chirathivat (centre), artist and co-owner managing director of Lonfa Group for energy drink, and his team during their filming of music video at the resort.

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VJ Ja at Centra Maris

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien General Manager Chaiphun Thongsuthum (3rd from right) and management team gave a warm welcome to VJ Ja Natthaweeranuch (3rd from left), host and actress, during her vacation at the resort.

Bangkok Pattaya Clinic Bangsaray now open The management team of Bangkok Pattaya Hospital led by Dr. Kongkiat Kespechara (centre), CEO of Bangkok Hospital Group – Eastern Region, and Dr. Seeharach Lohachitranont (6th from left, front row), hospital director, officially opened Bangkok Pattaya Clinic Bangsaray Branch. The new clinic will cater to the community in Bangsaray and nearby areas providing international standard and quality healthcare services.

Dusit Thani Pattaya marks World No Tobacco Day with fun-filled activities On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, the staff and management of Dusit Thani Pattaya organized fun events under the theme “Say Yes to Cycling, Say No to Smoking” to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle among hotel employees during a garden activity in which General Manager Neoh Kean Boon destroyed a symbolic cigarette to show support to worldwide drive against smoking. As an eco-conscious hotel, Dusit Thani Pattaya adheres to campaigns towards the promotion of good health through physical activities such as cycling and other fitness exercises. The team also cycled to and from the Jomtien area to encourage the benefits of riding a bicycle, engaged guests in the lobby and other hotel public areas before taking to the streets to give away delicious cupcakes to members of the local community and passers-by seen smoking after reminding them of the day’s significance.


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Mick & Di The Food Lovers


Thai Chef Pinyo Daomasratsamee

at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya >> from L1 cuisine from Korean chicken soup to their four teppanyaki stations. It was rich pickings all round but we first headed out to the Sashimi Station. Here two huge, glistening, bright-eyed salmon sat waiting to be cut into sashimi pieces, maki rolls are prepared individually and all the requisite condiments are waiting to be picked. It was then over to the Wok Fry Station. Here, chef was at the ready to prepare fish with sweet chilli sauce, or chilli and lime or her signature dish, roasted fish with Thai herbs. Beef lovers would be well served by the combination with garlic and pepper or hot basil leaves plus lots more gastro-groupings. There are also many vegetarian options featuring tofu, Chinese cabbage, vermicelli with delicious condiments the likes of sesame oil and dried chilli. The Noodle Station was a popular choice with deep-fried pork belly or barbeque plus stewed duck on offer. Som tam fans are well catered for on the Salad Station before moving on to the unmistakable aromas coming from the Teppanyaki Station No.2. Here large chubby shrimp await nestling next to rock lobster and chilli fried mussels Thai style (hoi tod) accompanied by garlic fried and steamed rice. Steamed vegetables (pumpkin and sweet potatoes accompany the lamb, chicken and pork in Japanese sauce at Teppanyaki Station No.3. Desserts are as delicious as they are diverse. There’s the classic crepe suzette, deep-fried bananas Thai style, ice cream, jelly in a shot glass and the resort’s in-house patisserie providing the mouth-watering array of tarts, cakes and confectionary. This is all pan-Asian cooking at its very best with the finest ingredients and a welcoming ambiance provided by the chefs wanting to give us the best Ginger & Lime experience. This is not the only buffet available at Centara Grand Mirage there are special theme night buffets at all their restaurants. Monday is The Original Cowboy Night at Flames, Tuesday and Wednesday an all-youcan-eat salad bar and desserts at Flames. While Thursday night at The Beach is a Seafood BBQ buffet plus a spectacular Hawaiian and Polynesian

fire dance show. Coast provides the entertainment on Friday nights with a Churrasco BBQ buffet with a live samba show. Head down to Oasis on Saturday nights for a Seafood Bonanza with the added attraction of a live circus show and Sunday nights for their Roast Sundays at Coast. We were staying overnight so after our Asian experience we made our way to the 12th Club Mirage floor. The bed was so, so comfy and the bedding luxurious, we even had a pillow menu. We awoke to stupendous views out over the bay from our splendid balcony and had time to take in lavish furnishings keeping the jungle theme throughout, although with a very luxurious stamp. Breakfast on the Club Lounge was a delight with exceptional service and an excellent selection of breakfast

Salad Station

items. Our Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya experience had been truly amazing. This is one unique destination and if you haven’t visited you owe it to yourself to get down there soon – there’s absolutely nowhere like it. Ginger & Lime Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Naklua Soi 16/2, Pattaya Tel: 038 301 234 Email: centaragrand/cmbr


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What's Cooking? Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok launches Flavours on Ekkamai Restaurant

Barometer Earthstar and Seafood Chowder Fettuccine INGREDIENTS 80 grams pasta dough 100 grams quahog clam 15 ml white wine 30 ml whipping cream salt to taste 5 grams black pepper 80 grams barometer earthstar 10 grams unsalted butter 30 grams Japanese sea scallop 20 grams shrimp (peeled and deveined) 3 grams Anchoviar sprig of thyme 25 grams Parmesan cheese

METHOD For pasta Use a pasta machine set to #2 with a fettuccine attachment to roll out the pasta dough. For the sauce Turn the stove to high heat and warm a sauce pan. Add the quahog clams and white wine. Cover and cook until the clams have opened (approximately 2 to 3 minutes). Pour the whipping cream into the sauce pan and season with salt and pepper. Cut the barometer earthstar in half and add into the sauce pan. Add the fettuccine into the sauce pan and cook until the pasta is al dente. Sear a scallop and a white prawn in another pan, set aside when cooked. Plate the pasta in a dish, put the scallop and prawn on top, garnish with caviar and a sprig of thyme on top of prawn, and season with Parmesan flakes to finish.

Stylish new serviced apartment development, Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok, has launched an attractive new in-house restaurant, Flavours on Ekkamai, which is open to residents and non-residents and serves an enticing breakfast spread, as well as Thai and European lunch options that reflect the diverse local and international tastes of those who live, work, shop and play in and around Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Soi 63. The breakfast buffet at Flavours on Ekkamai offers a hearty start to the day and includes a choice of freshly prepared egg dishes, as well as American pancakes, homemade jams and other tempting choices washed down with a selection of quality coffees and teas. When lunchtime hunger strikes, light but flavourful pasta dishes, salads, succulent grilled meats and a choice of tantalizing Thai favourites are sure to satiate with a selection of appealing sides at equally appealing prices. Flavours on Ekkamai also offers special deals for busy residents of Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok who can take advantage of monthly meal packages that allow them the ease of paying for all their meals at once. For non-residents, affordable set breakfast and lunch buffet deals include a choice of sides and sweets, which makes the menu a natural choice for regular weekday meals.

Underground hidden passage discovered at a Koh Samui resort – Poppies

Pasit “Boon” Ruammongkon Specialty: International Cuisine

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Drift, Hilton Pattaya thstar Featured dish: Barometer Ear wder Cho and Seafood Fettuccine

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

On the popular holiday island destination of Samui, a hidden passage was recently discovered and unveiled to the public at a boutique resort on Chaweng Beach. The passage provides a unique experience for visitors arriving for dinner at Poppies Restaurant. Until now, the 50-meter long underground passage (built 22 years ago in order to hide resort deliveries) has remained a secret. The tunnel was designed to maintain a peaceful environment for the cottage guests above ground. The Hidden Passage is the main entrance for arriving dinner guests at Poppies. While being escorted through the passage, guests are introduced to the history of Poppies which began on Bali 44 years ago. Local artists have painted canvas illustrations hung on the tunnel walls, inspired by photographs taken during construction and of key milestone events at Poppies Bali and Poppies Samui. The Hidden Passage is open nightly and access to the Hidden Passage is complimentary for guests with dinner reservations.


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Executive Chef Sompong and Khun Natthawiroj, F&B manager

VERANDA RESORT PATTAYA Contemporary Chic Abounds on the shores of Na Jomtien

Veranda Resort Pattaya is the newest hotel (and deluxe condo) to grace the shores of Na Jomtien. Contemporary chic abounds with sea-inspired details such as the recycled wood ceiling in the reception area created to imitate the form of ocean waves. Where possible, transparent materials are used so as not to hide any elements of the stunning location with the backdrop of Jomtien’s finest stretch of beach. Walkways lead here and there and the restaurants and bars are placed strategically to optimize on the striking location. Mick and I were visiting for a night of exquisite food provided by Executive Chef Sompong and his brigade, paired with the wines from the well-known Stonefish company. The award-winning wine company Stonefish International from the Hunter Valley in Australia presented six of their most successful labels to accompany the four-course gourmet menu. Founded in 2000 by Peter Papanikitas, the winery strives to produce wine that exhibits all the attributes that make viniculture in

Australia a global phenomenon. The vinous event set sail with canapés and a glass of bubbling Stonefish Brut Cuvee NV in the resort’s I Sea Sky restaurant resplendent with its dazzling terrace looking directly out on to the beach of Na Jomtien. The pouring of this crisp, clean sparkler launched Veranda’s wine evening perfectly and the passing around of the moreish canapés coaxed the appetite into expecting exciting epicurean courses to come. Amongst the gourmet nibbles, we particularly enjoyed the scallop tartar with truffle oil and lettuce and the smoked salmon roses on a bed of horseradish cream sauce. It was then time to move into the restaurant for the dinner to be set in motion. The starter was described on the menu as Mediterranean seared ahi tuna with a feta cheese salad. It sounded first-rate but the presentation took it to another gastro-stratosphere. From across the room swirls of white fog were emerging towards the tables and it was ooing and aahing all the

way until our appetizers were laid before us. This presentation was absolute gourmet drama. Flat white soup plates had been filled with an aquamarine liquid where the dry ice was playing its tricks, swirling and whirling around under a glass holding half a scooped out orange which held a layer of chopped bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives and feta cheese doused in an olive oil drizzle. The black sesame encrusted tuna languished on top of this gourmet extravaganza. It absolutely tasted as good as it looked. With this course we were drinking a Stonefish Sauvignon Blanc which displayed all the appeal expected with its mix of tropical fruit and its clean dry finish. The next course promised ovenroasted glazed ham steak together with an orange sauce. The chosen wine pairing was a Sydney Harbour Shiraz, McLaren Vale SA. The oven varnished puck of ham was soft, moistly tender and accompanied by the toothsome orange sauce garnished with tiny orange segments and a maraschino cherry mounted on a juicy black grape. The Shiraz

Ahi tuna and feta cheese salad

bravely escorted the vibrant flavours of the dish with its spicy, peppery aromas and full-on berry palate. The main course offered options of beef tenderloin or duo of lamb which was our choice. The pour to accompany the meat was a gutsy Cabernet Sauvignon which we

Orange glazed ham steak

enjoyed with its fragrant bouquet and plumy elegance which married well. A lemongrass herb crust to the lamb chop was a delightful fusion to escort the blackened lamb loin, asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes encircled with a truffled lamb jus. Luscious lamb cooked two ways and creamy mashed potatoes served with a truffle infused jus, it fulfilled all expectations. A yummy house-made strawberry cheesecake with chocolate fancies, Chantilly cream and a big luscious strawberry accompanied by a Garfish Moscato dessert wine sweetly brought down the curtain on this spectacular wine dinner courtesy of the Veranda Resort. Chef Sompong and his team had cooked and created some memorable dishes and the Stonefish wines had paired brilliantly chosen and supplied by the Wine Dee Dee Pattaya Company. Veranda Resort Pattaya Na Jomtien Soi 4, Pattaya (from Sukhumvit, follow the road through to the beach and look out for signs) Tel: 038 111 899

Hotel Promotions The Utterly Perfect Wedding at Hilton Pattaya

The Ultimate Breakfast Package at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

Plan your perfect day and exchange vows in a beautiful wedding location where dreams come true at Hilton Pattaya. Host your wedding reception at one of the unique venues including the seaboard ballroom that features high ceiling chandelier which ties in the elegant modern look or the private outdoor terrace overlooking Pattaya Bay for couples who desire a more intimate and romantic setting option. Book your wedding and receive an exclusive 20 percent off on wedding menus with the choice of cocktail, buffet or Chinese set menu and enjoy one-hour complimentary afterparty with free-flow soft drink. The utterly perfect wedding package is valid for weddings confirmed from now until September 30, 2017 and event held by December 30, 2017. You take care of the vows. Hilton Pattaya will handle the rest!

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok offers the ultimate breakfast deal package with extra benefits at any time and at any grand restaurants of the hotel. Prices of the ultimate breakfast package start at 3,400 baht ++ for Deluxe Room and available for booking and travelling from now until October 31, 2017. “Ultimate Breakfast Package” features Deluxe, Premium Deluxe, Deluxe Suite and Club Deluxe room types, which comprises a daily buffet breakfast at Chatuchak Café International Restaurant or a set breakfast from any dining venues along the day of the guests’ choice, complimentary non-alcoholic minibar drinks, unlimited in-room internet access, 20 percent discount (food only) at all of the hotel’s grand restaurants, 30 percent discount on regular spa packages at the hotel’s award-winning Spa Cenvaree. Terms and conditions apply.

For additional information, call 038 253 000, email or visit

For reservations, contact Reservation Department via Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4116-19 or email:


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F&B Promotions Steak & BBQ Buffet “Cowboy Night” every Monday

Barbecue Dinner

“Seafood in the city” promotion

at Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin

at Scalini Restaurant, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

at Flames Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Enjoy your weekend with the best Barbecue Dinner at Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin throughout June 2017. Get ready for a delicious barbeque buffet dinner with tender succulent meats to die for accompanied with a wide variety of international food including pasta, tandoor, fresh salad prepared by chef at the live cooking stations. Complete the perfect dinner with homemade desserts and ice cream. Also enjoy live music whilst you dine! Barbecue Dinner is priced at only 1,200 baht net per person (exclude drink). Available every Saturday in June 2017 at lobby courtyard area from 6 to 10 pm.

“Seafood in the city” dining promotion features local and imported produce including Maine lobster, Atlantic salmon, Japanese sea scallops, and Fine de Claire oysters from the coastal waters of France. The chilled seafood bucket, designed for tables of two guests and more, includes Fine de Claire oysters, mussels, clams and jumbo white prawns. Buckets for two guests are priced at 2,000 baht ++. The grilled mixed seafood platter, priced at 2,800 baht ++ for two persons, combines the finest local and imported produce such as American lobster, prawns, oysters, mussels and clams. The new “Seafood in the city” season also includes a weekly “TGSF or Thank God, It’s Seafoo¬d Friday” feast where fresh produce is available to order in a market-style environment and priced by weight or per item. Guests can select from American lobster, Fine de Claire oysters, Bouchot mussels, Manila clams, Thai blue swimming crab, giant tiger prawns and slipper lobsters and the talented chefs will prepare your choices just the way you prefer. Enjoy this exciting seafood promotion until end of September from 6 to 10:30 pm. Reservations are recommended.

Enjoy a magnificent steak and grilled BBQ buffet at Flames Restaurant of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya by indulging in “The Original Cowboy Night” buffet spread every Monday night from 6:30 to 10:30, priced at only 1,299 baht ++ per person. “The Original Cowboy Night” buffet serves a wide variety of dishes including steak, polar fresh seafood, salad, dessert buffet and ice cream. Enjoy dance shows by Carpe Diem, one of the best entertainers in the hotel, from 7 to 10 pm. Flames Restaurant is located on the beachfront of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant opens from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. For reservations, call 038 714 981.

Dark Delights Promotion at LUCE, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok From July until the end of August, LUCE Italian Restaurant invites your palate to embrace the dark side of creative cuisine with the delightfully decadent Dark Delights Promotion. Enjoy a variety of desirable dishes with a blackthemed twist paired with seductively sinful special drinks such as pan-seared US scallops with a classic charcoal Martini and black Kalamata olives (340 baht), Noir ravioli with a gin-based Dreams of Summer concoction (500 baht), Charcoal Pizza Volcano with Malibu-inspired The Parrot (530 baht), and Dark Nights Tiramisu accompanied by a healthy shot of NC 21 coffee with amaretto (300 baht). So step away from the light for a short time and enjoy an experience where black is the new black in innovative Italian cuisine only at LUCE. Prices are for food only. Drinks are priced at 220 baht each. For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 210 8100 or email

“OMG Sunday Brunch” buffet at Dee Lite Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Dee Lite’s new “OMG Sunday Brunch” is a real feast for prawn and shrimp lovers (tiger prawns, river prawns, red and white prawns). Guests can enjoy this super “Oh My Goong Sunday Brunch” with the city’s tallest “Shrimp Cocktail Tower” and choose from a fabulous selection of prawn and shrimp dishes such as ceviche, deep-fried, breaded, spicy salad, boiled and wok-fried. The Oh My Goong live cooking station offers so much choice. Guests select the prawns and the chefs then cook them to order just the way they like including tom yum, tom kha and BBQ. Baked pasta, beef steak, roasted duck and fish dishes are also available. While adult guests enjoy a real family affair brunch, the kids can enjoy their own separate menu with lots of fun, educational activities and games in Dee Lite’s famous Junior Club. Kids can role play and have fun being a junior chef, housekeeper or little bartender. OMG Sunday Brunch is available from 12 to 3 pm and is priced at 1,150 baht net per person including soft drinks. Children aged less than 12 years of age 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. For reservations, call 02 649 6666 or email

For more information or to make a reservation, call 032 421 777, email or visit

Let’s Sea with “Crispy Deep-fried Baby Crab” at Mix Bistro and Coco & Rum, Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien 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

Wagyu and Foie Gras – the perfect combination at The World Restaurant, Centara Grand at Central World What will happen when The World Restaurant, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World brings your favorite menus between Wagyu and foie gras, the unique flavour combination of rich and tender Wagyu dishes paired with the soft and creamy foie gras such as foie gras terrine with cherry port jelly, foie gras mussed in mini cone, cream of mushroom flavors with foie gras, snow fish with foie gras emulsion, beef tenderloin Rossini with foie gras and balsamic sauce, pan-seared foie gras, roasted Wagyu prime ribs, pan-fried beef tenderloin Rossini and much more. The culinary team is preparing great dishes from premium ingredients to make your Friday night special with a buffet of finest imported Wagyu beef and foie gras from 6 to 10:30 pm, and it is just 1,890 baht ++ per person and served with unlimited and exceptional Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon all night long. For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255 or email

Seafood BBQ Buffet every Thursday night at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya offers every Thursday an incomparable gastronomic experience with the “Mirage BBQ Seafood Buffet” at only 1,299 baht ++ per person. Enjoy the resort’s natural setting by the sea while savoring tasty dishes and fresh produce from the sea that include tiger prawns, snapper fish wrapped in banana leaves, grilled squid with spicy sauce, and much more. For the ultimate entertainment, experience the musicians, Hawaii and fire dance shows on the beach from 6:30 to 10:30 pm. For more information or table reservations, contact 038 714 981 or email

For more information, call 02 620 6666 or email

Saturday Night Seafood Bonanza at Oasis Restaurant, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Seafood lovers will enjoy the wide selection and variety of freshly grilled seafood including salmon, king crab, rock lobster, tiger prawn, fresh oyster trolley, and much more every Saturday night from 6:30 to 10:30 at only 1,499 baht ++ per person with half price for children from 6 to 12 years. Enjoy a sumptuous choice, taste and services, which will make the buffet a great choice for friends and family together. Live circus show from 7 to 10 pm. Oasis Restaurant is located at lower main lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 981.

Champagne Sunday Brunch at Up & Above Restaurant, The Okura Prestige Bangkok Add sparkle to your weekend with the fantastic Champagne Sunday Brunch at The Okura Prestige Bangkok. The Champagne Sunday Brunch includes main course choices prepared to order (à la minute), Thai-flavoured dishes, exclusive Japanese creations, and a wide range of international items available at the extensive buffet. These can be enjoyed with free-flow Champagne, Prosecco, selected wines, local beers, cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks. Here there is something for everyone, including a cornucopia of seafood on ice encompassing freshly shucked French, Australian and American oysters, premium Maine lobster, giant Alaskan king crab, seasonal mud crab, succulent prawns and plump Manila clams; from the pasta station comes homemade vermicelli and ravioli with a choice of pesto, carbonara, Bolognese and mussel sauces; while the carvery serves up succulent roasted meats and a delicious beef Wellington, all of which can be enjoyed with Yorkshire puddings, a red wine sauce and a selection of 12 homemade mustards. These dishes are complemented by healthy salads, fresh fruits, and indulgent desserts such as freshly baked chocolate lava cake, crepe suzette, and homemade ice cream served with waffle. Available every Sunday from 12 noon to 3 pm priced at 3,900 baht ++ per person for the full Champagne Sunday Brunch; 3,300 baht ++ per person for the Prosecco Sunday Brunch; 2,600 baht ++ per person for the Classic Sunday Brunch; 1,050 baht ++ per child aged under 12. Up and Above Restaurant is located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. For information and reservations, contact 02 687 9000 or email, or book on website

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Royal Cliff hosts the British Airways-Lufthansa Charity International Airline Tennis Tournament Royal Cliff Hotels Group hosted the British Airways and Lufthansa Charity International Airline Tennis Tournament at the hotel’s sports club, Fitz Club – Racquets, Health and Fitness. Aimed to raise funds for Pattaya Orphanage for the seventh time, enthusiastic participants from British Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Emirates, Malaysian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air India, United Airlines, Vistara and All Nippon Airways took part in the exciting five-day tournament where they experienced electrifying matches in Fitz Club’s Grand Slam standard tennis courts and enjoyed the breathtaking views of the beautiful coastal property. An awards ceremony and dinner were held on their last night at the Royal Cliff Grand Pool Rooftop. The relaxed evening’s activities were enjoyed by all, with winners receiving trophies for their sporting prowess in the Men’s Singles and Doubles, Women’s Singles and Doubles and Mixed Doubles categories.

A birthday surprise for Khun Thirakiati

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien team led by Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager, gave a surprise birthday celebration with cake and present to Thirakiati Chirathivat, vice president for Procurement of Centara Hotels and Resorts, during “Managing and Leading an Organization Program” training by Central Group held at the resort.

Thai gastronomic masterclass with Chef Henrik Yde Andersen at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok welcomed the return of renowned Michelin-starred chef Henrik Yde Andersen to present a very special “Thai Gastronomic Masterclass”. The exclusive masterclass was attended by more than 20 media from a broad cross section of communication platforms: print publications, online news channels and social media influencers. Guests were greeted by Sebastian de Vizcaya, director or Food and Beverage at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, who also welcomed the return of renowned Michelin-starred chef Henrik Yde Andersen to unveil his famous Thai cooking techniques at the exclusive “Thai Gastronomic Masterclass”. Chef Henrik prepared, cooked and then served his most famous creations “Frozen red curry with lobster salad” along with his signature “Homemade oyster sauce” and his latest interpretation of “Slow-cooked beef with homemade oyster sauce”. The masterclass concluded at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin with a selection of well-known Thai “street-food” dishes served in cocktail-style whilst Chef Henrik mingled with the media guests. Chef Henrik Yde Andersen is a Danish national who fell in love with Thai cuisine when he visited Thailand for a vacation in 2000. His “Kiin Kiin” restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark has been awarded a Michelin star and is currently the only Thai fine dining restaurant in the world to hold this prestige recognition.

Spa & Fitness Promotions Pretty as a Peach Spa Package

OMNIA – Take functional training to the next level

at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

at LifeStyles on 26, Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok invites you to experience peachy-soft skin with this juicy spa package! The delicate scent of freshly-picked peaches infuses the experience as you enjoy a body scrub, body massage and restorative foot massage. The spa’s latest innovation, the two-hour “Pretty as a Peach Package,” comprises a 30-minute revitalising dragon fruit and peach body exfoliation; a 60-minute relaxing body massage with aromatic peach blossom; and a soothing 30-minute restorative foot massage. This total-immersion spa experience is available from June 1 to July 31, 2017 and is priced at 2,850 baht ++ per person. You will also be able to recreate the experience at home with the gift of a complimentary aromatic Peach Body Lotion. For more information or reservations, contact Tel: 02 541 1234 ext 4292 and 4567 or email:

LifeStyles on 26, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World introduces “OMNIA,” a new functional training for everyone based on primary basic movements and basic motor skills of strength, speed, flexibility, coordination and endurance that maximises interaction – and will satisfy the widest range of your needs, abilities and aspirations. The training incorporates exercises such as pushing, pulling, bending, rotating, squats, lunges and locomotion. It is designed specifically for small group personal training (four to eight people), to provide the same individual attention as one-on-one training but also the community dynamic of training in a group setting. Experience OMNIA to bring you in an active, interactive way to have fun whilst achieving training goals and turn functional training into real enjoyment as you can move and feel good, you can train and get stronger as well as you can play and have fun at LifeStyles on 26, located on 26th floor, Centara Grand at Central World. For more information and advance bookings, call 02 100 6299.



Vol. 05 No. 12 | Jun 16-30, 2017

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids

F&B Promotion

by Rory Coughlan

Below are a few reasons why Brazilian jiu-jitsu is good for kids. 1. Self-Defense Martial arts teach you the techniques to defend yourself, but also the way to think about defending yourself. 2. Self-Confidence As children become more proficient in their selected style of martial arts, their confidence gets a big boost. They become more self-assured and confident. Their professor’s (teacher’s or sensei’s depending on martial arts style) encouragement goes a long way to help them achieve this goal, but the confidence level will extend far beyond the academy (martial arts studio). 3. Belts and Ranking Belts and rankings are a public recognition among peers for the student’s effort and progress. Martial arts ranking system helps teach children to set goals and achieve them, to persevere and prioritize. 4. Discipline Martial arts training is a physical expression of “practice makes perfect”. In a class a student may execute a single movement or series of related movements hundreds of times. This teaches the student that progress that always happens during small improvements in technique and stamina, flexibility or power will come through endless repetition.

5. Individual Achievement Many kids have the chance to experience the benefits of martial arts early on, however a big number of children abandon their martial arts training when reaching the teen years in order to participate in school sports. 6. Gender Equality Martial artist also gives brothers and sisters an opportunity to practice together and learn from one another as well (not to mention the convenience of having all of your kids in one place at a time). 7. Weight Control Childhood obesity is a global epidemic and rising trends in overweight and obesity are apparent in both developed and developing countries (CDC stats). 8. You can do it with them If you have the proper space for it, you can practice with each other at home, and learn from one another. This will give you a special activity to use as a bonding tool with your kids. You can also become physically fit together. 9. The Never-Ending Season In martial arts we have classes year round. This consistency and availability also helps build upon discipline, and allows children to progress at a much quicker pace in martial arts than in team sports. 10. Jiu-Jitsu isn’t about brute force, it is about control

Special Dishes Featuring Local Ingredient ‘Barometer Earthstar’ throughout June at Hilton Pattaya

Jiu-jitsu should be practiced with the mindset that your opponent will be bigger and stronger than you. That technique and mental toughness should be pursued above all physical attributes. 11. Athletic Development Jiu-jitsu’s main goal is technical prowess and perseverance but the training itself is a whole body workout – grips, feet, hips and head all need to move in fluid and exact timed motions to properly execute a throw or a fight ending submission. 12. Jiu-jitsu is global Jiu-jitsu has experienced a worldwide growth in the past 10 years. You can find a jiu-jitsu school in any corner of anywhere.

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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’, Barometer grilled minced prawn and barometer Earthstar Grilled served together with tako-chan (baby Prawn & Croquette 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, Crispy Shrimp clam, seared white shrimp, seared & Barometer scallop and caviar at 450 baht nett. An Earthstar Gyoza appetizer is also recommended ‘Crispy Shrimp and Barometer Earthstar Gyoza Veal and Barometer with Tom Yam Sauce’ at 300 baht nett. Earthstar Wellington 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 or


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Vol. 05 No. 12 | Jun 16-30, 2017

Fabulous Sunday Brunch at Mantra Restaurant & Bar >> from L1

Every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm Mantra offers Fabulous Sunday Brunch with a dazzling array of chic delicacies. This stylish and sophisticated brunch offers a fabulous selection of food from around the world such as oysters, Alaskan king crabs, cold cuts, prime roasts, a chocolate fountain and more. Experience a cool culinary journey with an innovative and stylish approach by Mantra’s culinary brigade headed by Executive Chef Shaun Venter. Fabulous Sunday Brunch is priced at 1,990 baht net per person. Upgrade your brunch to include the wine buffet for an additional 1,790 baht net per person. ONYX Rewards members get 10 percent off when they present their membership card. Mantra Restaurant & Bar Amari Pattaya, North Pattaya Beach Road Bar open daily from 5 pm to 1 am Restaurant open daily from 6 pm to 1 am Sunday Brunch from 11 am to 3 pm Tel: 038 429 591 Email:

Premium seafood on ice

Gourmet salads

What's Cooking? Tamarind macaron at Cape Dara We bet you’ve never tried a tamarind macaron before. Cape Dara Resort Pattaya’s Mellow Café and Bakery whipped up a new flavor of its signature dessert with “Tamarind Thai Lover” macaron. Bring your family and friends to taste this Thaistyle French confection served with other delights in the Classic Afternoon Tea set. Treats include homemade bakery such as coconut cake, brownies, chocolate and butter cookies, and mini sandwiches complemented with a variety of Dilmah Tea including Single Region Selection Earl Grey, Darjeeling, English Breakfast Tea, and more. The Classic Afternoon Tea set is priced at 650 baht ++ and available daily from 7 am to 8 pm. For more information, call 038 933 888 or visit

BBQ selection: Hong Kong duck, crispy pork belly & BBQ red pork

Assortment of sashimi

Delectable desserts

Wine buffet

A one-night-only dinner with Guest Chef Toni Valero at UNO MAS A chef from Coquo Restaurant and Wine Bar is joining the kitchen team as guest chef for one night only on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at UNO MAS restaurant, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World from 6:30 pm onwards. Experience the charm of Spanish cuisine with Guest Chef Toni Valero, who flew straight from Malaysia to Thailand to create special menus for all gourmets to taste the deliciousness. Chef Toni originated from the south of Spain, grew up in a small town near Barcelona. He discovered the joys of cooking through Catalan and Andalusian cuisine, and it was this passion that steered him towards embarking on a culinary arts degree at 18. The inspired menu includes highlights such as mixed salad served with duck ham, pickle radish and anise vinaigrette; roasted eggplant served with smoke-dry fish, garlic baby spinach leaf and sambal oil; sea bass served with lemongrass bouillabaisse and laksa caviar, and roasted pumpkin ice cream served with tropical fruit Macedonia and homemade goat milk yoghurt. Join on a journey through authentic Spanish and Catalan flavours by Chef Toni Valero in a chill atmosphere on the 54th floor at UNO MAS. For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255, email or make your reservations online at



Vol. 05 No. 12 | Jun 16-30, 2017

Hae Pha Khuen That festival

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Visit Nakhon Si Thammarat Campaign:

Nakhon Si Awesome by Tourism Authority of Thailand,

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invites local and international tourists to visit the historic Thai southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and enjoy a huge range of local attractions and experiences under a new “Nakhon Si Awesome” marketing campaign. Nakhon Si Thammarat is an amazing destination with a wide variety of tourist attractions and activities that will enchant people of all ages. There is not only stunning natural scenery, but also interesting historical and archaeological sites, charming local ways of life and authentic cuisine, unique to the area. The “Nakhon Si Awesome” marketing campaign has been introduced by the Nakhon Si Thammarat provincial authorities to showcase the province as a modern and attractive destination with much to offer to visitors. The word “awesome” is used to describe the best attractions of the province in six distinctive categories. Awesome Civilisation The architectural and cultural heritage of Nakhon Si Thammarat including Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, the province’s most important temple and a nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here people can enjoy the Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan

annual Hae Pha Khuen That festival, which takes place on Makha Puja Day when the stupa of the temple is wrapped in cloth by locals to make merit. This event attracts Buddhists from all over the world, making it an amazing spectacle to see. Or join the locals in celebrating Songkran in a unique way. Awesome Handicrafts Nakhon Si Thammarat is recognised as a land of high-quality arts and crafts, which are known for their exquisite craftsmanship and are still handmade using centuriesold methods of production. Popular souvenirs include Nielloware and silver products and the famous Pha Yok Mueang Nakhon cloth, which has gold and silver thread woven in to create a lustrous texture. Tourists can see these arts and crafts being made in the traditional way and help keep this amazing heritage alive. Awesome Green Nakhon Si Thammarat’s natural attractions include Krung Ching Waterfall and Khao Luang National Park with its stunning views as well as the lovely beaches of Khanom and Hin Ngam that are being highlighted as must-visit destinations, as they are unknown by many tourists and offer the perfect getaway from the crowds.

Awesome Lifestyle Visitors can get a taste of a unique local lifestyle and live amidst nature in the coastal town of Ban Laem in Tha Sala district. Here locals lead a simple life in harmony with nature, and tourists can take part in traditional activities such as making bird cages or weaving palm leaves to make household items or even try a natural mud spa treatment in the sea. Awesome Knowledge The Pak Phanang River Basin Royal Development Project and local museums mean that visitors to Nakhon Si Thammarat have a range of fascinating educational excursions to enjoy. The huge watergate on the Pak Phanang River protects local rice crops. This project is popular with domestic tourists who want to learn more about how the Royal Projects have helped the local people and boosted the Kingdom’s development. Awesome Taste The province of Nakhon Si Thammarat offers many types of cuisine, but especially famous are the khanom chin rice noodles served with a variety of sauces. Tourists can take food tours and enjoy some amazing local cuisine, which is unique to this district with many dishes making use of the abundant local seafood.

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How to Get There By Plane Getting to Nakhon Si Thammarat is easy with several direct daily flights from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport offered by Nok Air, Thai Lion Air and Thai Air Asia. The Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport is 12 km north of the city. By Train There are also sleeper trains from Bangkok, which depart twice a day from the Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, respectively. By Bus Nakhon Si Thammarat is also well-served by mini-vans to other southern towns such as Hat Yai, Surat Thani and even Phuket and Krabi, with all buses leaving the town’s main bus station.

The Nano Cure Tech collection featuring Imperial Motion’s signature NCT fabric with self-healing technology includes Nano Backpack, Nano Packable Duffel, NCT Vulcan Coaches Jacket and NCT Welder Jacket. The Nano Cure Tech fabric is a lightweight, waterproof nylon ripstop with resealing and repairing capabilities. Naturally, nylon ripstop is extremely durable, but when combined with the special double-sided coating and the heat of your fingers small holes and punctures can be repaired. The reinforced fibers of the ripstop also create additional reinforcement and support around the puncture, which also aids in the repair function. The healing effect works very well on small punctures or lacerations. Not recommend for testing with big scissors or knifes. Shop via


diversions music / new releases

Vol. 05 No. 12 | Jun 16-30, 2017

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow – The Beach Boys



1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow is an upcoming compilation album by American rock band The Beach Boys, to be released by Capitol Records on June 30, 2017. It focuses on previously unreleased recordings from late 1967, particularly sessions dedicated to the group's 13th studio album Wild Honey (December 1967). Included is the album's first ever complete stereo mix, various live renditions, session highlights, and additional material sourced from Smiley Smile (September 1967) and the unreleased live effort Lei'd in Hawaii, both of which immediately preceded the Wild Honey sessions.

TLC – TLC TLC is the upcoming fifth studio album by American group TLC, which will be released on June 30, 2017 by their newly-formed label 852 Musiq. TLC has partnered with various distribution companies: Sony Music RED (US), Cooking Vinyl (UK), Liberation Music (Australia), and Warner Music (Japan). The deluxe edition will feature remastered versions of the singles "No Scrubs", "Creep", "Unpretty", "Baby-Baby-Baby", and "Diggin' on You".

Release Date June 8, 2017 Lead Actors Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe Director Alex Kurtzman Genre Fantasy | Action | Adventure | Horror

Release Date Lead Actors Director Genre

After her tomb is rediscovered by the American army and opened in modern times, an ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Human are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it’s up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, an English lord and an Oxford professor to save the world.

automotive by John K. Lindgren Editor-in-chief:

The are many contenders in the so-called B-segment (small cars or subcompacts) but few with so much extra kit as the Swift RX-II. Call it the “Special Edition” with all the goodies like start/stop keyless entry, cruise control, paddle shift, HID projector lamps, boomerang-shaped LED lights, premium-looking 16-inch alloys and a telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel. And this Swift sure drives like hot-hatch! Price same as the previous Swift RX: 599,000 baht. Design: The front boasts the black honeycomb grille. The rear displays Suzuki Swift wrap-around taillights. On the roof a new stylish shark fin antenna. Here's a highlight: the 10-spoke, gun metallic alloy wheels. More, the ubiquitous oversized HID (high-intensity discharge) headlamps plus the new LED daytime running lights. In the UK they call the Suzuki Swift “a pretty racy-looking supermini”. Over there it has been a bestseller for many years. RX-II comes in only three strong colors: Ablaze Red Pearl, Snow White Pearl and the cool Super

June 22, 2017 Mark Wahlberg, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins Michael Bay Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi


Suzuki Swift RX-II The Special Edition Deluxe features and plenty of bang for your buck!

Black Pearl. On the tailgate you'll notice the black, bold, block lettering: SWIFT RX-II. Another detail, the lack of chrome strips and chrome window trim. No chrome on the exterior gives the vehicle a cleaner sportier look. Also the German supercar Porsche usually never has chrome trim, except some Panamera models. Sports cars also reduce weight. RX-II's kerb weight (without passenger): 975 kg only. Interior: Inside, the Suzuki Swift RX-II has an all black cabin with fabric upholstery and silver elements. It comes equipped with an adequate audio system, automatic climate control, leather-wrapped telescopic steering wheel, and a start/stop button as standard. No ignition key anymore! Now, it's a key fob! A fob providing keyless entry system. All buttons, switches and controls are user-friendly, easy to operate also in the dark. Space, the Swift might look compact from the outside, but with Suzuki's expertise in compact car space efficiency the cabin proportions have been optimized for roominess and comfort. Especially

headroom. With 60:40 rear seat configurability and split single-folding there's room for pieces of tall luggage, as well. Engine: Under the bonnet (the hood!) of our RX-II test drive is the reliable Suzuki VVT 4-cylinder 1.2-liter petrol power plant pumping out 91 hp and 118 Nm of torque. The transmission design is a 7-speed CVT automatic gearbox which sends power to the front wheels with manual paddle-shift option. Fuel consumption, combined driving is circa 20 km per liter. Low on fuel? Esso, PTT or Shell pump. Pick your choice. Full tank 42 liters: gasohol all variants or pure petrol 95 and E-20, too. No problem. The drive: “Be Nimble, Be Swift”. City streets or winding mountain country roads. First city driving. Friday end-ofthe-month slow chock-a-block traffic and parking in a crowded shopping mall. Easy. Thanks to the all-around good visibility. Later on our test drive to the western Ratchaburi province and the evergreen Suan Phueng district bordering Myanmar with twisting, tight

turning, mountain roads and resorts. From Alpaca Hill, Thailand's first alpaca breeding farm to an Italian inspired Villa Tuscany Country Resort. Driving here, the 7-speed gearbox in manual mode engaging the paddle-shifters is a must. Up and down shifting is pure FUN! There’s lots of front-end grip as you turn in to corners, and because it’s well damped, it remains stable midturn, even if you hit a rut or ridge. This five-door hot-hatch impresses me again, with regard to the solid handling and adequate breaks. Passing, overtaking slow trucks, motorbikes (without taillights) – no stress. Heading back to Bangkok in the night. Dark serpentine roads. Few vehicles on the road. But, here the HID (high-intensity discharge) projector headlamps bring additional safety. Especially when driving on unknown country roads where getting lost is easy. Safety: SRS front airbag (driver and passenger's side). Plus ABS, EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) and brake assist (BA) and immobilizer system.

Verdict: The Suzuki Swift is a great choice as compact city hatchback and stands up well against all its rivals. The RX-II, which we like to call the “special edition”, offers excellent value for money. But it is also stylish, very well equipped and FUN to drive. A road test at your nearest Suzuki dealer is recommended. Suzuki Swift RX-II Engine: 1.25-liter petrol engine Power: 91 hp Torque: 118 Nm Transmission: Automatic 7-speed CTV Top speed: 160 kph Fuel consumption: 20 kpl Price: 599,000 baht

Business News Saurabh Kukreja named general manager of Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa

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‘Baan Plai Haad’ Sold Out! Sales Top 2,250 million baht

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PEACH welcomes over 6000 delegates of Infinitus China

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Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya attracts upscale Russian guests with tailored approach

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The Riviera Group sweeps awards BCI Asia named The Riviera Group one of The Top Ten Best Developers, Thailand for 2017. Accepting the award was Winston Gale, Riviera Group owner, at 14th annual BCI Asia awards event for developers and architects at the Centara Grand, Central World Hotel in Bangkok.


inston pointed out that the Riviera Group was the only award winner that is not a publicly listed company. He noted that “We didn’t enter the competition. They simply contacted us and said we have been on their radar for some time and that The Riviera Group was now regarded as a Top 10 Developing Company in Thailand. I am delighted for the team, it’s great timing as The Riviera Wongamat starts to enter its final stage of finishing.”

The prestigious award comes on the heels of The Riviera Group being named Thailand’s Best Fivestar Residential Development at the 24th Annual Asia Pacific Property Awards. Adding to the honors, some 600 developers, real estate agents, architects and property experts witnessed Winston and his wife Sukanya accepting the award for Best Residential Interior Show Unit (Thailand) for four show units as well as The Showroom. Continued on page P2/22

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Special Feature The Riviera Group Brighton Grand Pattaya ready to open in September 2017 sweeps awards

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The couple also collected awards for Best Multi-Unit Residence (Thailand), Best Residential High-Rise Development (Thailand), Best Development Marketing (Thailand) and Best Residential Development (Thailand).

Vejthani Hospital becomes the first private hospital in Asia to introduce Robotic Spinal Surgery Spinal surgery can be one of the most challenging and risky types of surgery that patients require. The goals of modern spinal surgery are to maximize patient function and accelerate a return to a full life. Robotic Spinal Surgery is one of the latest advances in spinal surgery. Dr. Pattara Kosanunt, specialty in spinal surgery at Vejthani Hospital stated that “This technology is like the magic eye, designed to introduce a much greater degree of accuracy to spinal surgery, thereby reducing the risk of screw misplacement.” “Using the Robot, the wellexperienced surgeon stays in control of the surgery and places the screws with his or her hands while the robot provides a guidance system, increases the degree of precision. Through this technology the scope of error is less than 1 mm in placing screws in spine and the rate of correct screw

placement increases to 99.7 percent.” How it works: “The robot has the software to conduct pre-operative plan, 3D sync marker to show the images from CTScan with a high degree of precision for the operation. During surgery the O-Arm Surgical Imaging System can also be used to check screw placement and ensure that patients receive seamless care from beginning to end. We can say that working together interactions between the well-experienced surgeon, the Robotic Guidance System and the O-Arm Surgical Imaging System will provide the fast and effective procedure that leads to a perfect and successful surgery.” Dr. Pattara said. Feel free to make an appointment if you are considering having spinal surgery and would like to know if you may be a candidate for the robot.

Brighton Grand Hotel Pattaya, a new five-star hotel located on Naklua Road between Naklua 23 and 25, will open in September 2017. The hotel is under construction on 10 rai of land, and is a 30-storey structure. There are 450 guest rooms, with room space ranging from 33 sqm to 300 sqm. Over 80 percent of the rooms are sea view, where guests can enjoy views of Pattaya Bay, Bali Hai Pier, Sanctuary of Truth and the city’s shoreline. The design and decoration of the hotel have been undertaken under the concept of “Reflection of the Sea”, combining elements of the natural marine environment and the ultra-modern Pattaya City. The hotel lobby is spacious, with rock walls to let in the natural light, and cool marble in soft beige and earth colours, with splashes of marine blue from the furnishings. Elsewhere in the public areas, marine and navy blue colouring contrasts against the marble and the cream décor, the overall effect being a charming and relaxing sense of welcome. Various room types are on offer to serve all types of guests, including family rooms with full facilities. Brighton Grand Suite occupies 70 sqm while Brighton Grand Penthouse Suite, a two-storey duplex connected by stairs, occupies

300 sqm. The latter is located on the 30th floor, and provides the hotel’s most private area. This accommodation can comfortably serve 10 person (six adults and four children), and has an outdoor Jacuzzi on the balcony. The meeting and function rooms offer a total of 1,200 sqm. There is a 600-sqm ballroom that can hold over 500 guests, and full facilities are available for business meetings, conferences, parties and

wedding receptions. Equipment includes internet, email, TV, video, projector and electronic white board, and there is a VIP room. There are also another five medium and small function rooms. A swimming pool with adjacent restaurant, fitness centre, kids’ club, lobby bar, and a luxury yacht club styled restaurant are amongst the facilities, and the hotel has its own car park with space for up to 300 cars.

‘Baan Plai Haad’ Sold Out! Sales Top 2,250 million baht Sansiri Public Company Limited completely closed the sales of “Baan Plai Haad” high-end condominium project on Wong-amat beach – Sansiri’s first project in Pattaya that was exceptionally successful with sales topping 2,250 million baht. Sansiri believes this points to more demand for beach-side condominium projects particularly among Chinese customers, adding that Thai and foreign customers are confident in the Sansiri brand, quality and aftersales service. Customers generally look for their own holiday homes or for long-

term investment. The faith in the real estate market is also very strong and the demand continues to grow in tandem with the growth in the number of tourist arrivals. Uthai Uthaisangsuk, senior executive vice president - Business Development and Project Development Division (High Rise) said, Baan Plai Haad condominium was Sansiri’s first high-end ready-tomove-in project in Pattaya which is a first-class project located on a quiet and secluded stretch of beach which is rare in Pattaya. Today marks the successful 100-percent close of sales, clearly demonstrating the potential of the Pattaya market that can still grow amidst good response. About 60 percent of the customers look for their own second homes or holiday homes, while about 40 percent look for long-term investment. About 77 percent of the customers are Thais with 23 percent foreigners, comprising of Chinese, Russians and Japanese citizens. This is in tune with the statistics of tourist arrivals in Thailand the majority of whom are Chinese. Overall, the real estate markets in other seaside resort provinces in addition to Pattaya, such as Sansiri’s resort condominium

projects in Phuket are selling at the rate of about 70 percent and have garnered consistent interest from foreigners who regularly visit to view the projects. The average rental yield in the area is rather good at six to eight percent per year. These projects include Baan Mai Khao luxury resort condominium on Mai Khao Beach, and The Base projects namely The Deck Patong, The Base Uptown and The Base Height Phuket. During the DecemberJanuary high tourist season, the average rental rates are about 40 to 50 percent higher than the regular rates.

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

Issue 11

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by Magna Carta Law Office

DEFAMATION What is defamation? Generally, defamation is an intentional statement or publication in a manner likely to cause serious damages to another person's reputation. It may either be in a form of libel or slander. Defamation is defined under the Criminal Code Section 326 as follows: “Whoever, imputes anything to the other person before a third person in a manner likely to impair the reputation of such other person or to expose such other person to be hated or scorned, is said to commit defamation, and shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding one year or fined not exceeding 20,000 baht, or both.” Also, the victim can further claim compensation under civil manner. In case the accused is proven guilty, the court may give order: 1. To seize and destroy the defamatory matter or part thereof; 2. To publish the whole or part of the judgment in one or more newspapers once or several times at the expense of the accused. What is the difference between libel and slander? In simple context, libel is a written defamation while slander refers to oral defamation or by verbal statements and gestures. Libel is a defamation committed by means of publication of a document, drawing, painting, cinematography film, picture or letters made visible by any means, gramophone record or another recording instruments, recording picture or letters, or by broadcasting

or spreading picture, or by propagation by any other means. How can I prove defamation? • You have to show that the defamatory statement has been published. It means that one or more persons other than you have heard, read, or was made aware of the defamatory statement. • There must be proof that the defamatory statement refers to you. The content must be clearly addressing or clearly identifying you. • You have to be able the show that the statements made by that person were false and not simply because you do not like what has been said against you.

• You have to prove that the publication has caused you to suffer harm to your reputation. A person shall not be guilty of defamation if, in good faith, expresses any opinion or a statement by way of: 1. self-justification or defense, or for the protection of a legitimate interest; 2. the status of being an official in the exercise of his functions; 3. fair comment on any person or thing subjected to public criticism; or 4. fair report of the open proceeding of any court or meeting. Is truth a defense to a defamation case? If the person prosecuted for defamation can prove that the accusation made by him is true, he shall not be punished. But the court will not allow proof of truth as a defense if the statement is personal in nature and such proof will not benefit the public. Can I be sued if I repost a defamatory publication on social media? Reposting a defamatory publication on all types of social media considers you as guilty as the person who posted the original defamatory statement.

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Business News

Habitat Group wins three property awards Habitat Group, a leading investment-property developer, took three honors at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017. Seen in photo are CEO Chanin Vanijwongse (left) and COO Sasivimol Sutthibut (right). Habitat Group won the five stars of Best New Hotel Construction and Design Award for Best Western Premier BayPhere Pattaya, New Hotel Construction and Design Award for X2 Pattaya Oceanphere, and New Small Hotel Construction and Design Award for X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere.

Centara Grand Beach Resort hosts 2017 Samui Regatta

With full support from the Thai government and its policy to promote sports tourism, Samui has attracted more international events and sports enthusiasts to the country during the last decade. The now-famous Samui Regatta is one of the blue-ribbon international events exemplifying this trend. The Samui Regatta consists of five days of racing and six nights of parties, including daily prizeawarding on the beach and a lavish gala dinner hosted by Centara Grand Beach Resort. Most of the approximately 500 participants come from overseas and have high incomes.

Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui once again showed itself capable of handling international water sports events, being the host sponsor for the Samui Regatta. The Regatta, in its 16th year, has grown to attract the best yachts in Asia and a large spectator following. Koh Samui is acknowledged for its white-sand beaches, sparkling blue sea, breezy coconut trees and picture-postcard tropical appeal. Lately it has proven itself a leading sports tourism destination, especially in yachting.

General Motors announces executive leadership transition in Thailand General Motors announced an executive leadership transition in Thailand, effective immediately. In an expanded role, Sumito Ishii, managing director, GM Vietnam, has assumed leadership responsibility

for GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand as interim managing director. Wail A. Farghaly, previously managing director, GM Thailand and Chevrolet Sales Thailand, has elected to leave General Motors to pursue other opportunities. A permanent replacement will be announced at a later date. “When leadership changes occur, our priority is always to ensure a smooth and efficient business transition,” said Stefan Jacoby, GM executive vice president and president, GM International. “Ishii has the right experience and knowledge of our operations to step in immediately. With our

Honda urges owners to replace defective airbag inflators Some Honda vehicles in Thailand may require inspection and replacement of Takata airbag inflators, according to Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. The reason for this replacement is that the affected Takata airbag inflators might deploy with excessive internal pressure when activated, and may rupture, which could result in a safety risk for passengers and drivers. Honda is asking owners to contact authorized Honda dealers to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the affected parts. Honda owners can also check whether their vehicles’ airbag inflators are subject to replacement

of the affected parts with their vehicle identification number (VIN) by accessing vinsearch or by calling an authorized Honda dealer. In the event that vehicle owners have to replace the airbag module after it has been activated, Honda strongly encourages that any replacement airbag module used to repair their vehicle be purchased directly from authorized Honda dealers only, and to refrain from using second-hand airbag modules widely sold in the market, some of which may not meet safety standards, or the defected inflators might have not been replaced.

Anantara Vacation Club launches partnership with Thai Airways

Anantara Vacation Club, a leading luxury shared vacation ownership concept for discerning travellers, is pleased to present its Diamond, Platinum and Royal Club Points Owners with the opportunity to convert their points into Thai Airways’ Royal Orchid Plus Miles. With a one-to-five conversion rate, the new partnership makes it easier than ever for Club Points Owners

to fly to Anantara Vacation Club resorts throughout Asia and beyond. “We are delighted to offer the benefits of this partnership to our Club Points Owners,” said Maurizio Bisicky, chief commercial officer. “Thai Airways easily connects our resorts to the rest of the world with service to dozens of destinations throughout Thailand, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Europe.”

Southeast Asian strategy focused on trucks and SUVs, we are confident that Ishii will drive further business success in Thailand, as he has done in Vietnam.” Ishii joined GM in 1996 from Toyota Motor Corporation, where he had served in dealer support and new vehicle launch readiness. From 1998 to 2003, Ishii was assigned to

new product development programs at GM North America. During this period, Ishii also worked on strategic partnership projects with other automotive manufacturers. When he returned to Japan in 2003, Ishii held various senior positions at GM Japan, including the position of managing director. He has been in Vietnam since August 2016.

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Business News Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts An impressive welcome reception makes key appointments Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has expanded its management team in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asia regions, with the appointment of Marc Descrozaille to the position of vice president, operations, MEA, and the promotion of Gerard Hotelier to the role of vice president, operations, Asia. Marc joins Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts from Carlson Rezidor where he was area vice president for the firm’s Africa and Indian Ocean operations. He has significant experience working in the Middle East, having also been employed as regional director, UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Oman for the hotel group. He has also held key executive positions at several major hospitality companies including Hilton, Compass Group and London’s Claridge’s Hotel. Originally from France, Marc is a graduate of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne where he received a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He also has an MBA from IMHI (Cornell-Essec) in Paris. Meanwhile, Gerard Hotelier has been appointed vice president, operations, Asia. A long-term and valued executive, Gerard joined the company in 2003 as general manager of the Mövenpick Hotel and Casino Geneva and in 2010,

was promoted to his present position as vice president Operations Middle East, based in Dubai. Gerard boasts more than three decades of industry experience having worked in key roles for some of the world’s leading hospitality firms across four continents including Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts and InterContinental Hotels Group. Raised in France where he learned about the hospitality business from an early age, Gerard went on to study at the prestigious Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Switzerland where he obtained a degree in Hotel Management before launching his international career in Canada in 1978. In their new roles, Marc and Gerard will oversee Mövenpick’s

hotel operations in their respective regions, supporting new openings and rebrands, while guiding their teams in meeting commercial, financial and service quality targets. They will also provide leadership and support to the company’s team of general managers working at current and upcoming properties in MEA and Asia. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is currently pursuing rapid expansion across the globe. It currently operates 83 hotels and resorts, with plans to increase its portfolio to 125 properties by 2020. The new appointments will support this accelerated growth plan, ensuring operations run flawlessly across the MEA and Asia regions where major developments are planned.

CBRE TRIUMPHS AT ASIA PACIFIC PROPERTY AWARDS 2017 CBRE has been honored at the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017, capturing a total of 19 awards across 12 of its APAC markets. The official announcements were made at the IPAX Asia Pacific Awards Gala, which took place in Bangkok. The Asia Pacific Property Awards—part of the International Property Awards—celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property industry. CBRE again demonstrated the diversity and strength of its Asia Pacific service offering, winning the following awards: • Property Consultancy, Best (5 Stars): Australia, India, Japan, Thailand • Property Consultancy: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong,

New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam • Property Consultancy Website, Best (5 Stars): Thailand • Real Estate Agency, Best (5 Stars): Thailand, Vietnam • Real Estate Agency: Cambodia • Real Estate Agency Website, Best (5 Stars): Thailand • Lettings Agency, Best (5 Stars): Vietnam

• Real Estate Agent, Best (5 Stars): Vietnam “Asia Pacific’s maturing commercial real estate environment continues to adapt to a new normal of shifting demographics and evolving technology. We are very encouraged that our business continues to drive strong outcomes for our clients, which has led to this outstanding recognition of our success in Asia Pacific,” said Steve Swerdlow, chief Executive officer for CBRE Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific Property Awards are selected by an independent panel of industry experts. The highest-scoring winners from each region will automatically be entered to represent Asia Pacific in the 2017-2018 International Property Awards, held in December in London. Asia Pacific winners will compete against companies from Europe, Africa & Arabia, the Americas and the UK to be named the ‘World’s Best’ in their field.

Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin showcased its food and beverage quality, as well as renowned outdoor party venues by hosting a welcome dinner for 180 travel representatives from the German speaking market who were participating in the Hua Hin leg of DER Touristik Campus Live in Thailand 2017. The workshop was organized by Department of Sales Promotion, the Campus Team of the DER Touristik GmbH& Co.

KG, Europe’s leading tour and travel operator under REWE Group to provide agents with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the hotel destination in order to reinforcetheir product knowledge and increase sales subsequently. The memorable evening in Hua Hin started when 180 Germanspeaking travel representatives arrived at the resort and were welcomed at a cocktail reception in the topiary garden.

Saurabh Kukreja named general manager of Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa

Renaissance Hotels announced the appointment of Saurabh Kukreja as general manager at the soon-tolaunch Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa. Kukreja, a British citizen, is a graduate in Hospitality Management and also holds an MBA from renowned hospitality school, Institute Vatel in France. He boasts considerable luxury experience, with his career to date spanning 14 years, with roles in both Asia and Europe. Having started his career in Front Office, he has since held various management and general management positions at different luxury properties, including prestigious London hotels, The Savoy, The Berkeley and The Bentley. His last role in Thailand was at the Amari Watergate in Bangkok in 2014. Before returning to Thailand, Kukreja was the general manager at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City in Manila, Philippines. In his new role, Kukreja will take overall responsibility for the operations of the 257-room resort and ensure that this new development will fully deliver on customer and business expectations. His expertise and range of operational experience will further support the inaugural positioning of the Renaissance brand in Pattaya. Commenting on his appointment, Kukreja said, “I am excited to be working with our owning company, The Ninesotel Co., Ltd and Marriott International to launch the first Renaissance

branded property in Pattaya. The new resort will offer the ultimate retreat for guests looking for relaxed luxury within a stone’s throw of all the excitement and energy that Pattaya has to offer. With Renaissance hallmarks like ‘Business Unusual’, I look forward to creating a beyond-the-ordinary experience for our guests." Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa will offer some of the city’s most comfortable accommodation, including chic Pool Villas and spacious Family Suites. Recreational facilities will include two outdoor swimming pools, a kids pool, kids club and a luxury spa. Located in the attractive and tranquil Na Jomtien district, the low-rise resort will offer a fashionable beachfront retreat within easy reach of the town’s attractions. The property is scheduled to open on the 1st of September 2017.

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Business News PEACH welcomes over 6000 Tata Motors conducts product and sales training delegates of Infinitus China

Tata Motors (Thailand) Limited conducted product and sales training for more than 53 nationwide dealers and sale representatives in support of the recent successful launch of the Tata Ultra six-wheel light duty truck. The training aimed to deliver a better understanding and key sales points to the new Tata Ultra, including points on the truck’s technological advances, safety and convenience features, customer benefits, and after sales service. Moreover, the training will support Tata dealers and sale representatives in giving full assistance and information to customers interested in the products. The recent introduction and sales of the new Tata Ultra six-wheel light duty truck in March 2017 has generated a very desirable feedback and demand from both retail and fleet customers.

Sanjay Mishra, chief executive officer, Tata Motors (Thailand) Limited, commented, “The introduction and sales of the new TATA Ultra six-wheel light duty truck has generated very desirable feedback from both our retail and fleet customers and we are grateful for their unwavering support in helping us grow our business. With the positive sales response and demand from Thailand market, Tata has proven itself to have delivered products with best price, quality, and superior after-sales service – leading to better efficiency and profits for operators and businesses. Moreover, after receiving pleasing feedback, more training will be arranged for our nationwide dealers and sales representatives to ensure customers of the best knowledge and trustworthy support.

Global Thai Restaurant Group Mango Tree goes “Big in Japan”

Global Thai restaurant operator Mango Tree Worldwide is celebrating 15 years in Japan with the opening of its sixth Mango Tree Kitchen outlet as well as a full re-design of its flagship Tokyo

restaurant that originally opened in 2002 which will re-open at the end of June. In addition, Mango Tree Worldwide will also grow the COCA brand with a new outlet planned for

Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) was once again the chosen venue for two remarkable gala dinners hosted by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau welcoming more than 6,000 delegates from Infinitus (China), one of China’s largest personal health care companies. KobkarnWattanavarangkul, minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, was present to welcome Sammy Lee,

chairman and managing director of LKK Health Products Group and chairman of Infinitus (China) Company Ltd., along with thousands of delegates, reaffirming the strong relationship in the travel industry between both countries. Infinitus is a global leader in direct sales which develops, manufactures, and distributes Chinese herbal health products along with skincare and beauty care products.

Esso introduces new premium fuel Supreme+ Gasohol 95

Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited announced the launching of Supreme+ Gasohol 95, the latest premium fuel in Esso’s quality signature line of Supreme+ gasoline and diesel fuels. The new Supreme+ Gasohol 95 is currently available at 50 Esso service stations and will be available at more than 100 Esso stations by the end of the year. With higher performance benefits than standard formula Esso fuels, Supreme+ Gasohol 95 provides superior cleaning ability, improved fuel economy and better corrosion prevention through the use of innovative additives that lead to improved engine responsiveness.

“As one of the industry leaders in the petrochemical business in Thailand, we are committed to providing innovative, quality products to our customers to ensure a superior experience,” said Yodpong Sutatham, director and retail sales manager for Esso. “Supreme+ Gasohol 95 is the result of extensive research and development aimed at making engines more powerful and responsive.” In addition to Supreme+ Gasohol 95, Esso also offers Supreme+ Diesel, which is a premium product that provides improved performance, helps keep oil injectors clean, reduces corrosion

risk and promotes engine durability. “Complementary to our commitment to provide quality products and services, Esso has a continuous program of upgrading Esso-branded service stations to ensure comfort, convenience and friendly service,” added Mongkolnimit Auacherdkul, director and public and government affairs manager for Esso. “This year, we have also made our Esso Smiles loyalty card program even more rewarding. As a special bonus, Esso Smiles loyalty card members can now earn double points for every liter of Supreme+ Gasohol 95 purchased.”

Shinjuku to bring its total portfolio to 23 restaurants in the country – the first COCA restaurant launched in Japan 30 years ago. For the refurbishment of the flagship Tokyo restaurant, Mango Tree have entrusted the services of Tanaseisha, led by Principal Creative Director Taisuke Kamigaichi. The re-design of the outlet will include a complete conceptual overhaul for a more lifestyle feel where diners will be encouraged to hang out at the venue later in the evening entertained expert mixologists who create Thai-inspired cocktails for diners. The new look

and feel will embrace the modernity in Thai design, fused with a classical minimalist ethic to create a space that is inclusive and social. In addition to the design overhaul, Mango Tree will also open its sixth Kitchen brand in Japan called “Pad Thai” – the destination where they pioneered the concept – which expands the portfolio of kitchen concepts that have been so successful like the Mango Tree Kitchen “Gapao” and Mango Tree Kitchen “Khao Mun Gai”. Mango Tree Kitchen specialises in fast, energising, active dining for people on the run, highlighted

by Pad Thai – cooked live – and a selection of other best-loved Thai dishes including Khao Mun Gai (chicken rice), Yam Talay (spicy seafood salad) and Gapao Moo Kai Dow (spicy pork with basil and fried egg), washed down with fresh juices or draft beers. Mango Tree Tokyo is located on the 35th floor of Marounuchi Building in downtown Tokyo – minutes from Tokyo station - where the Mango Tree Kitchen “Gapao” is located and where the new Mango Tree Kitchen “Pad Thai” will open this August. The Flagship will reopen on July 1 for diners.

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Business News Bosch demonstrates its life-saving technologies for motorcycles

Bosch recently continued its partnership for the third year with GLOBAL NCAP and its “Stop the Crash” campaign by showcasing its life-saving vehicle technologies including the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for motorcycles and the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for passenger cars at Pathumthani Speed Way. This initiative is part of the United Nation Decade of Action for Road Safety’s goal of reducing 50 percent of the worldwide roadtraffic deaths by 2020. At the event, Bosch provided a live demonstration of its ABS antilock braking system in motorcycles and demonstrated its proprietary ESC simulator for passenger cars. Demand for enhanced riding safety is growing in emerging markets notably in Thailand where a death rate of 36.2 per 100,000 populationsthat was recorded in 2015. Thailand has the highest road traffic fatalities in ASEAN where more than 75 percent of road accidents involve motorcyclists. In Thailand during the 2017 Songkran festival period, there were 3,690 accidents, an increase of 7 percent compared to 2016. Joseph Hong, managing director of Bosch in Thailand commented, “As a strong advocate of road safety and with considerable global resources devoted to developing crash-saving technologies, we

stand ready to support all efforts to improve vehicle safety and save lives in Thailand. We welcome the Thai government’s increased focus on road safety initiatives and hope to see in Thailand an increasing alignment with other countries in ensuring that active safety system technologies are installed in all vehicles for both domestic and foreign markets.” Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for motorcycles In 1978, ABS Anti-lock braking system from Bosch became the world’s first series in production. This initiative created the global foundation for all active safety systems in motor vehicles. The system prevents the wheels from locking, meaning that the vehicle remains stable even when braking hard, and the driver can take accident preventive action. With its electronic control, the system developed by Bosch was the first solution to be efficient and reliable enough to be used in passenger cars

as well as motorcycles. In Europe, the U.S., and Japan, ABS is now a standard feature in vehicles. Since 1995, Bosch has manufactured more than two million motorcycle ABS units. Bosch’s latest ABS 10 is a variant that is designed specifically to meet the requirements of emerging markets. With its smaller and lighter design, this system is easier for manufacturers to integrate into small two-wheelers. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is becoming the new global safety standard Bosch started its world’s first production of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in 1995 and has since made significant improvements to existing active safety systems as well as brought the price of this crucial safety system down, making them affordable even for installation in vehicles available in Thailand. With ESC, intelligent sensors will check 25 times per second whether a driver’s steering input matches the vehicle’s actual direction of travel. If the system detects discrepancy and identifies that the vehicle is likely to become unstable, ESC intervenes by reducing the engine torque in order to restore stability. If necessary, brakes to individual wheels are applied should the system sense that the vehicle is still in danger. ESC also incorporates Anti-lock Braking System and traction control.

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya attracts upscale Russian guests with tailored approach Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya unveiled comprehensive plans to target the region’s fast-growing Russian inbound market with a series of strategic partnerships and customised collaterals. Throughout Thailand, Russian tourist arrivals are on the rise, particularly in oceanside destinations like Pattaya and Phuket. Marking a departure from their former holiday habits, today’s Russian visitors are spending more in the Kingdom and increasingly choosing to travel independently rather than joining a package tour. Recently published research by respected hospitality consultancy C9 Hotelworks shows that the new wave of Russian visitors spends an average of 34 percent of their holiday budget on accommodation and 22 percent

on food and beverage. To better serve Russian guests, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya has introduced Russian language guest information materials, such as hotel fact sheets and menus, as well as employing Russian-speaking front office staff. The 260-room hotel is also forming launches vehicle inspection service

strategic marketing partnerships in Russia, including a deal with travel website which will dramatically increase awareness of the hotel. The hotel team is also visiting Russian cities regularly to showcase the property and highlight its desirable location next to stunning Na Jomtien beach., the largest and most trusted website for new and used cars in Thailand and part of the iCar Asia Thailand network, has officially launched its vehicle inspection service, which will be carried out by a certified and professional inspection team. Each team member has undergone a Vehicle Inspection Training program, providing added assurance that the inspection is being conducted in accordance with engineering standards and procedures. Peace Chongseeha, head of Inspection Department at one2car. com, said this service will raise confidence in the buying and selling of used cars’sportal and build trust with customers. “This service provides assistance to every used car buyer and seller. Buyers visiting the website to purchase a car can use this service to have the car inspected so they can make an informed decision before buying to make sure they are making a good investment. For sellers, using this service prior to listing their car for sale will assure potential buyers of the good condition of their car”, he explained. The vehicle inspection service includes four core safety components: • Vehicle body or frame inspection: to ensure no serious accidents or collision compromising structural safety have occurred • Modifications inspection: to check there has been no modification in the vehicle frame and body • Submersion inspection: to check that the vehicle has never been submerged underwater • Fire inspection: to check that the vehicle has never been on fire A 21-page report is provided after the inspection is completed and the results can be posted on's website free of charge for any car using this inspection service. An inspection sticker is also available to place in front of the

vehicle to confirm that a physical vehicle inspection was performed. Buyers can request this report from the sellers, thereby facilitating the transaction process. One2car also offers additional inspection services including frame check, exterior check, paint thickness check, interior check and passenger amenities functionality check, vehicle systems functionality check with OBDII, engine and equipment check, battery check and underbody, tyre, wheel and brake check. Pornladda Dathratwibul, iCar Asia Thailand’s country manager, said that this new service allows one2car. com to provide a comprehensive auto service as required by buyers and sellers of used cars. “This service offers convenience and benefits to buyers and sellers, providing both parties with trust and credibility which can also help seal the deal. Most importantly, this inspection is carried out by a highly qualified inspection team, headed by an automotive engineer, armed with 20 years of experience and training in Germany with major vehicle brands and inspection training institutes, including vehicle design and modification.” “Our vehicle inspection process covers all essential areas and is conducted in accordance with high standards of engineering guidelines, which makes our service unique and exceptional from other service providers. With’s vehicle inspection service, buyers and sellers can be reassured and confident of a trustworthy service,” she added. The retail price for the vehicle inspection service at is set at 2,000 baht. Depending on the various services required, there is a special promotion during the launch period from now until July 31. Contact or call 02 338 8500 (during working hours, Monday to Friday).


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Boat for Sale

Kayak for Sale. New shipment of Bic Sport 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 Tandem Axle sprung trailer, Thai Registration, Windlass Anchor, Complete new wiring and gauges, New Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Roller Rockers, Eldelbrook Manifolds & Rocker Covers. Reduced from US$40,000 for fast sale US$ 35,000. Contact: info@driftersbeachcafe. com

Business Opportunities

STARS RESORT (near Pheonix Golf Course)


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

- quiet - ideal gay nights any offers or suggestions – located at Phoenix Golf – Call 084 867 7299 (ptmbo-sn1315)Ice cream shop with external seating for customers at a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail. com (ptmbo-sn1315)Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated 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: (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@

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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) PA C C o . , L t d . C a n 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 P r o b l e m w i t h Yo u r Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0628456565 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place.

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Houses for Sale

Single-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 185.5 sq. wah, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access

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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


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 4.9 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 units, European style 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. 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: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (PR6422) Great Deal Home in Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR7018)


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Houses for Sale

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: or visit our website at www. (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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 t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or

Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5035) Gre a t Fa m i l y Ho m e Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 6 6 0 S q 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: or visit our website at www. (PR6363)

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visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (PR4516) Magnificent Countr y Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Oppor tunity! 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: or visit our website at www. (PR6004)

Houses for Rent

Siam Country Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For

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appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5614)

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Houses for Rent

Beautiful Modern Style H o m e ! R e n t a l Pr i c e 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: or visit our website at www. (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or


visit our website at www. (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 t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR1601) Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Rental Price 50,000 baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private

viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR2567) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6999)

Condos for Sale

Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (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. 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667)

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Spacious 1 Bedroom Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR3478) Sanctuar y Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach A re a C o n d o ! S e l l i n g Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hi l l ! Se l l i n g Pr i c e 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: or visit our website at www. (PR6369)

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


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Condos for Sale

Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 10.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 68 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR2507) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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 t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR4979)

Condos for Rent

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 45,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 99 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR1255) Beachfront Apartment.... D e f i n i t e l y a 5 St a r Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6284) Go 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: or visit our website at www. (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 t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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@

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: or visit our website at www. (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front Area! Selling Price is 48,000,000 Million

3 2 4 Ta r a n g Wa h 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: or visit our website at www. (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (PLD0013) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call t h e Pr e m i e r H o m e s Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (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: or visit our website at www. (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 Sukhumvit Bangkok 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

The importance of learning environments for Science

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok 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. 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. Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and DoubleTree by

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok hosted an event which welcomed 75 students from Rajamangala University of Technology Bangkok to visit the two Hilton properties in Bangkok. The students were assigned to different groups to experience various departments including engineering, food and beverage, kitchen, housekeeping and front office. Students enjoyed creative coffee breaks featuring Hilton’s Meet with Purpose meetings concept as well as a three-course lunch while learning about table manners and etiquette. They also participated in quiz games on stage to receive prizes. “We are passionate about raising awareness for building careers within the hospitality industry and are delighted to be doing this through one

of our annual global career events showcasing the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry for youth and other job seekers,” said Ian Barrow, general manager, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok. “These young talents in Bangkok continue to face challenging employment prospects, so this is another great platform for them to learn about Hilton. It is now more crucial than ever to make sure they receive information and advice about the options available, the skills and attributes they will need once they embark on their chosen careers.” 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 clinics to networking, as well as presentations from current employees about their career paths in hospitality. For more information about Careers@Hilton Week, visit www.hiltonwordwide. com/youth. For information on job opportunities with Hilton, visit http://jobs.

by Jonny Green Learning environments have the ability to substantially influence student outcomes, so it has been researched significantly for the past three decades. The interaction between classroom environmental settings and the student’s interactions within that environment will have an impact on the student’s behaviour, motivation, achievement and attitudes towards science in Key Stage 3 (KS3).The learning environment in the science laboratory differs to regular classrooms due to the necessity to use practical demonstrations and activities. Student cohesiveness, open-endedness, integration, rule clarity and the material environment are the five scales used to assess the effectiveness of the environment in the science laboratory from previous studies. Researchers organised the findings of 40 studies that had previously been conducted in science education showing a variety of samples across schools comparing variables of gender and grade level. The findings of the study showed that the variables did not have any negative influence on the outcomes of the study. So the findings from the studies described below are applicable for both boys and girls in year seven, eight and nine (KS3). The first investigation to connect learning environments and student outcomes in the science laboratory was conducted in 1993. The investigation included 1,594 chemistry students in key stage three. The synthesis of results for the above studies showed integration to effect student achievement the most. At MIS in the KS3 laboratory scientific theories are integrated with real-world contexts, so students make comparable connections to enhance scientific understanding, thus increasing student achievement. Integration occurs daily in

the science laboratory but more intensely with two days a week designated for practical investigations. Science competitions and field trips this academic year have enhanced the integration between practical situations assimilating experiences into new scientific knowledge. The most conclusive study to show the link between laboratory learning environments and attitudes in science was conducted with 800 students from 100 secondary schools in Malaysia. High levels of open-endedness and scientific resources created positive links to student’s perceptions and attitudes towards science. At MIS the scope of the investigation is given to students when undertaking certain practicums allowing them to investigate with a high level of autonomy to gain new scientific skills and knowledge in an open-ended environment. We all know of the frustrations when we need to complete a certain task and it can’t be done because we don’t have what we need. At MIS this is not the case, we have three dedicated teaching assistants for year seven, eight and nine ensuring the students have everything required to create the best learning environment possible not only for science, but for each subject offered at the school. I’m pleased to say with high levels of autonomy and abundant resources students in KS3 have a very positive attitude to science. Several studies have shown that student behaviour in the Science laboratory is effected most by rule clarity. The learning theorist Lewin (1936) identified that the interaction between environmental settings and an individual’s interactions within that environment would have an impact on the person's behaviour. Rule clarity is critical in the science laboratory more than any other classroom in the school

due to the use of chemicals and flammable gases. At MIS students understand the need for rules through organisation and expectations in the science laboratory and how they link to the direction of goals to have an open-ended, integrated learning environment. Significant research was conducted to show how the environment in the laboratory effected student motivation. The research consisted of 867 students from year nine. The findings of the study showed that open-endedness, integration, rule clarity and the material environment all equally effected student motivation, but student cohesiveness was the biggest influence. Student cohesiveness is how comfortable students are with their peers when interacting in pairs, teams and the class as a whole. At MIS this is developed across all subjects with activities both internally and externally of the classroom to establish and encourage cohesiveness throughout the entire student body. Our school is still growing. At MIS and we look forward to the opportunity that has been given to us to equip these young men and women to succeed in a rapidly-changing, fastpaced, technologically-driven society. We have a great team of educators in KS3 working constantly to incorporate the British curriculum into each different learning environment using the most effective learning typologies ensuring students maximise their potential socially, mentally and academically. Integration, open-endedness, student cohesiveness and the availability of resources allows the learning experience to be fun and that is key to being part of the team at MIS. We want the students to enjoy school and ultimately enjoy learning. Jonny Green is a middle school science teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That

The Black Cat was the 1934 biggest hit Although Universal’s biggest money spinner of the year, The Black Cat is probably Hollywood’s most under-rated horror movie. Its story is admittedly trite: two American honeymooners trapped in a Hungarian castle dominated by two adversarial weirdos, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in their first

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pairing. Much of the film concerns the battle of wits between these guys trying to get the better of the other. Incidentally, the production has no connection with Edgar Allan Poe’s short story even though it is acknowledged in the titles. Yet it is the symbolism which makes the film unique.

The director Edgar Ulmer fills each scene in the Hungarian mansion, built on a graveyard, with a palpable feeling of doom, using creative editing and lighting. Composed of geometric shapes and jagged edges, this house makes Dracula’s castle comfortable by comparison. The creepy house syndrome has been the basis of a hundred other films in the past 70 years. Superficially, never were so many unpleasant themes crowded into 65 minutes. There’s a strong suggestion of necrophilia, a hint of pedophilia, free use of drugs, a flaying of flesh under torture, a Black Mass with human sacrifice and even ailurophobia (a dread of cats). Yet there’s only a fleeting moment devoted to each horror and the fast pace means that the viewer doesn’t really have the time to get disgusted. In fact the public loved it and the number of psychiatry books borrowed from public libraries zoomed up. Karloff and Lugosi were

billed jointly for the first time and went on to make six more movies together. However, The Black Cat is the only one where each actor has equal importance. Later works would see one playing banana to the other. In Black Friday they don’t even share a single scene together. There have been numerous interpretations of the film. To some commentators, this is the first Psycho or slasher movie which is to misunderstand what the director was trying to do. Others have argued that the script is an attack on organized religion because of the Black Mass climax, which again is a chronic oversimplifaction. It is actually the game of chess played by Karloff and Lugosi which is central to any understanding of The Black Cat. Even as Karloff, the owner of the dark house, tries to manipulate everyone around him like a chess piece, he is beyond realizing that he too is being played. For both

Boris lives in a creepy house

of them are pawns of two greater foes God and Satan forever fighting out matters for control of mankind’s

soul. The Black Cat deserves a viewing now if only to remind us what good and evil are all about.


16 - 30 June 2017

This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Laura Cox,

Bulletproof Your Marriage: 7 Things To Do As A Couple To Stay Connected And Keep The Spark Alive Marriage is a promise to your partner that you will be there for them in both the hard times and the good times. If people are being completely honest with themselves, then this can be a tough promise to keep at times. The vows take care of sickness, health, and wealth; but what about boredom, lack of communication, or feeling unappreciated? These can all mean ruin for a relationship if allowed to fester and take hold.

Everyone is aware that the dreamy delight of the honeymoon phase comes to an end all too soon, but that doesn’t mean the relationship has to slip slide into a despondent shadow of its former self. At the start of a young marriage a couple has so much to look forward to, and so much to share. There are some aspects of a relationship, such as developing a profound understanding and appreciation of your partner as well as raising a family, which can only be achieved if the couple stick out the tough times and remain inseparable for many years. Luckily there are certain techniques that if practiced, will forge an even stronger bond between two loving couples. Relationship experts have studied the habits of some of the most successful couples and shared them so others can learn from them.

4. Unleash The Inner Child The sad thing about life is that no one gets out alive, so you need to take a bit more of a lighthearted approach at times. Try a trip to the amusement park just like you did when you were kids. Visit the haunted house or go on the biggest scariest roller coaster you can find. A visit to the amusement park is incomplete without a bag or two of fairy floss, so make sure you get some of that. Laughing and having fun together is always a bonding experience for couples. Make sure you have a daily dose of silliness at home as well, such as both of you watching your favorite comedies on TV, or a silly game that you both like to play. Pictionary can be hilarious, as can a couple of rounds of Twister. 5. Movies And TV Shows This is one of the most relaxing things parents can do at the end of a long day of career chasing and child raising, and it’s as simple as relaxing in front of the TV. Make sure the kids are in bed and all the gadgets are turned off; no distractions! Sit close to each other and cuddle or hold hands. Share a bowl of popcorn or chips. This is couple’s time and it can really be something to look forward to. A tough day at work is easier to get through if you know there is some fun to be had with your favorite person at the end of it. 6. Working Out Together

1. A Couple Of Kisses A Day Start and end the day with a kiss. It doesn’t have to be a tongue wrestling match, just a quick peck on the lips to start the day and before bed to finish it on a pleasant note. 2. Three Magic Words It takes but a moment to say, but the phrase “I love

you”, repeated every day has probably helped keep the romance alive in many a successful marriage. Most people have habits that niggle away at our patience. These can be infuriating, but it doesn’t really matter if the love of your life has left the jam and butter out on the kitchen counter for the millionth time. You still love them so let them know it on a daily basis. 3. Pay Out The Compliments When your partner helps you in any little way, pay them a compliment. If they clean the kitchen after dinner, fix a broken cup, or tuck the kids in at night make sure you let them know you noticed and that you appreciate it.

Working out with your wife gets you two benefits. You both get fitter together and it also means you both get better in bed. Studies have also shown that couples who work out together are 94 percent more likely to continue with the program. Women have indicated through surveys that sex is more satisfying when they are on a fitness program and being active. It’s not just the sex life that benefits. Being fit and active will also help you shed stress, increase your energy levels, and generally boost confidence in your appearance. 7. One Cook Is Not Enough Cooking can be a lonely task if one is forced to go it alone night after night in the kitchen, but cooking together can be a powerfully bonding experience for many couples. Do your food shopping together and cook up a storm as a couple. It makes cooking more fun, is a great discussion point at the dinner table with ideas for the next meal or ways to improve a dish, and can bring couples closer together as a result. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www.

by Professor Blunt


( Jan23-Feb22)  Aquarius With Mars again in the

ascendant and the Milky Way on the wilt, the prospects for your health are not looking good. It will be pointless to buy cough sweets and aspirin until it has become much clearer which part of you has to undergo drastic surgery. This may be the time for completing tasks you will really hate doing such as making a will or buying Christmas presents well in advance. Better be safe than sorry. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22) Keep your private thoughts to yourself today and tomorrow as they are especially disgusting at this time of the year and relatives may cut you off without a penny. On Thursday you may feel like going out to find people who share similar goals to you, but the urge must be resisted lest you incur an unexpected penalty such as a long term of imprisonment or deportation from the land of smiles. Aries (Mar23-Apr22) Money is the big issue at the moment for Aries, or rather the lack of it. Tuesday is heralded as the day when you will make an unexpected financial find which fails to please you. This could be a win on the lottery which is compromised when you can’t find the ticket. Try not to be too concerned as riches bring problems of their own. Whatever King Midas touched turned to gold, but he died of starvation. Taurus (Apr23-May22) The heavenly Ploughman is still orbiting, so the advice must be to focus on fun, family values, entertainment and treating yourself in an Indian restaurant. This will not be easy for you as you have no sense of humour, have no relatives who are speaking to you and TV set is broken. Additionally, Indian food makes you sick as you cannot bear the smell of coriander. Lucky colour is puce. G e m i n i ( M a y 2 3 - Ju n 2 2 ) Today you need to look at the big picture before you make a momentous decision which could affect the rest of your life. For example, there is absolutely no point in thinking of getting married just because you have never been on honeymoon. You must also examine the suitability of the proposed partner before venturing up the aisle. Remember Hitler never married earlier in life because of awful halitosis. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22) As the Sun crosses the path of the Heavenly Twins, it is inevitable that you will want to do something original and exciting in the next few days. But check with friends first. Driving the wrong way down a one-way street or chatting up a stranger on a bus or train could land you in the deepest do-do. Because you are stupid and lack tact, try not to be left alone with anybody whatsoever.

by Madam Zyra

Leo (Jul 23-Aug22) It is always  amusing to think of you as a

leader or a lion, as you lack even the most basic skills for persuading people to follow you. Even the rats would have gone in the other direction when they heard your pied-piper tune. But there are bonuses in your life-style. One is that you are so thick that you don’t know when people are criticizing you in your presence. Try to avoid carrying pornographic magazines when you are out shopping. Virgo (Aug23-Sep22) Interacting with others today and tomorrow will be difficult. Don’t expect everyone to be completely honest with you. Some people won’t tell you to change your laundry even when you are stinking to high heaven. You lack self-confidence and are useless at job interviews and personal relationships. Don’t spend what little money you have on confidential counselors which would be a complete waste of time. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) The heavenly signs are now in the right position for you to consider taking on new interests and learning new skills. However, you need to raise your sights higher than simply learning how to play snap or being able to use the remote control without turning off the television. You will meet new people on Friday but the likelihood is that they will dismiss you as a complete fool. Walk away if you feel the pressure. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22) You have a great deal of trouble reading other people’s thoughts or understanding simple statements. If someone tells you to keep your eye on the ball, the advice is not invalidated simply because you don’t play tabletennis, snooker or football. It is difficult to know how you could improve as night school classes aren’t usually available at the lowest level which is the only one you understand. Sagittarius (Nov23-Dec22) Love and romance are highlighted today and tomorrow but you may be disappointed with your latest conquest. You must be prepared for an unexpected financial burden such as paying for a sex change operation. This kind of problem will keep re-emerging as long as you restrict your picking-up places to the Walking Street. Frankly, there’s a better class of person these days in the hamburger joint. Capricorn (Dec23-Jan22) Today someone may try to blackmail you and you must not concede too quickly. It could be a bluff. However, if the photographs really are of you in a compromising situation you must certainly demand the negatives before parting with your cash. Bear in mind that mobile phones don’t have negatives, so check whether they can be used in court. Be prepared to move cities at a moment’s notice.


16 - 30 June 2017

Local Sports Bunker boys golf

Bangpakong (White Tees) It was to be a strange week for the Bunker Boys teeing off without Geoff Parker away up north on private business. Geoff is our most regular player having chalked up over 150 games with us in the previous 12 months. It was good to welcome back Sean Murphy and Skinny Newton for a short stay and also have Stuart Brown join us.  The course was in excellent condition and at 800 baht green fee is great value. The weather was fine but earlier rain and over-zealous sprinkling had left the surface pretty damp and the hot morning sun was sucking the moisture out of the ground and it was like playing in a sauna. After two holes we switched to lift, clean and place as the balls were picking up mud. The humidity abated on the back nine but nearby bad weather brought a 30 kph wind for the closing holes. There was no doubting Neil Carter's desire to win the Golfer of the Month and he followed up his 41 points on Friday with a fine net 68 to take first place. Les Cobban managed to sink a 35 foot putt from the back of the 18th green to take second place on count back from Jimmy Carr both with net 69. This managed to push Colin Gregg out of the winners circle much to his chagrin, although two near pins did help cheer him up. Results: 1st - Neil Carter (13) Net 68 2nd - Les Cobban (9) Net 69 cb 3rd - Jimmy Carr (16) Net 69 Near Pins: Neil Carter,  Les Cobban,  Colin Greig 2

Plutuluang Navy, North and West (White Tees) Overall the course was in good condition although the greens were very slow and bumpy following recent coring. However, this did not deter Alan Sullivan and Steve Durey who liked them and returned scores of 39 points and 38 points to take the winning spots. Neil Carter's quest for Golfer of the Month suffered a hiccup with a string of double bogeys on the front nine, although he finished parring the last two holes and collecting two near pins to maintain the faith.

by Frank Quinlan

Results: 1st - Alan Sullivan (13) 39 points 2nd - Steve Durey (22) 38 points Near Pins:  Neil Carter 2,  Colin Greig,  Steve Durey Bangpra (White Tees) One of our favorite courses and getting back close to its usual good condition although are not yet the Bangpra speed we remember. We welcomed back Skinny Newton one of the original Bunker Boys but missed Neil Carter

who reluctantly had to put business first. The course was not busy and the early three ball had a comfortable round in under three and a half hours. Our elite group of the day (four lowest handicaps) struggled to keep up and finally had to let our senior group (combined age >288) through. Colin Greig couldn’t handle the slow pace and gave up after 14 holes. The rest soldiered on with Les Cobban having the only good score of the day with 36 points followed by Sean Murphy who was claiming he should be off the silver tees and finally Stuart Brown. Results: 1st - Les Cobban (9) 36 points 2nd - Sean Murphy (17) 31points 3rd - Stuart Brown (12) 30 points Near Pins: Skinny Newton, Les Cobban, Alan Sullivan 2 The Bunker Boys play out of the M Club in Soi 12 off Third Road every Monday, Wednesday and Friday meeting before 9:30 am to arrange the draw and transport. No booking necessary just turn up and play. Refer to our web or FaceBook page for further details.

FMD14: Bigger, Badder, Blacker, Madder – MMA Event Full Metal Dojo (FMD), Asia’s favorite MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) organization, is back with FMD14: Bigger, Badder, Blacker, Madder to be held in Insanity Nightclub, Bangkok. The event will introduce a new all-star commentary team, broadcasting FMD14 live to the world on the company’s Facebook page, fullmetaldojo, on Saturday, July 1, from 9 pm local time, featuring T.J. Miller, acclaimed comedy actor, and star of HBO sitcom Silicon Valley, Marvel smash hit Deadpool, Transformers: Age of Extinctionand the upcoming The Emoji Movie will be cageside, saying whatever he likes live at the event. Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, former UFC and Dream fighter, host of MTV’s Bully Beatdown and notorious wild man of MMA, returns to FMD after bringing down the house at the previous event. Brad Robinson, owner of Ritual Gym, Singapore and One Championship fighter, returns to lend his expertise on the Asian MMA scene. FMD14 will feature a clash between two Thai-based titans of world MMA, representing not just two of the top MMA gyms in the Kingdom, but the arch rival MMA nations of Brazil and USA: Marcelo “The Latino” Tenorio (4-5) The Fight Lab, Bangkok VS Joe “The Florida Boy” Ray (12-6) Tiger Muay Thai, Phuket. FMD14 will also feature the MMA debuts of some of Thailand’s greatest Muay Thai and boxing practitioners, with two eagerly anticipated match-ups: SurapunKancharee (0-1) Combat 360X, Khao Lak. (Over 500 Muay Thai fights.) VS PetsangnuanSanguanchai (Pro Debut) Master Thong, Bangkok. (7-time RajadamnernMuay Thai Champion.) AnupongFokklang (Pro Debut) Wildcard Team / Hero Factory, Bangkok. (Over 150 Muay Thai fights.) VS KompayakPorpramook(Pro Debut) Shingi Dojo, Bangkok. (Former WBC & WBA Boxing Champion.) There will be many more bouts announced

soon, showcasing the best Thai and international fighters in the region, as FMD promotes Thailand as the number one combat sport training center in the world. For the latest FMD14 Fightcard info and more, check out:, and follow FMD at & www. As always FMD fans will be able to get cageside and soak up FMD’s MMA party atmosphere at the legendary Insanity Nightclub, hosted by FMD President Jon Nutt, and Thailand fitness celebrity Mark Abbott. FMD14 also features:V8 Diner American Restaurant, FMD merchandise booth from Kongwear, DJ Tek Harrington and the FMD Ring Girls. Afterparty will start immediately after the last fight at Insanity Nightclub. Ticket Information Presale tickets on sale from event/fmd14, with payment via ATM, counter service, credit card, mobile phone e-ticket and more. Tickets also available on the door.

Brian a true gem at Emerald by Tom Herrington

Emerald GC - St Watching the US Open? Bah! More important is this Friday the Tropical Golfers paid a long overdue visit to Emerald Golf course – still for sale, credit cards accepted! Several golfers are traveling or taking some time off, yet we still had a lucky 13 golfers meet up at BJ's Lodge for nourishment and ambition. Despite a U-turn or two, all golfers found their way in plenty of time. Wow... has it been a year since we played here? What would it be like? Emerald, by accident or design, is perhaps one of the most professional layouts in the area. You are not automatically entitled to a table flat lie just because you are in the fairway. The more thoughtful or talented golfers select clubs that seek the distance or side of the fairway with less slope. For the rest, its a good day to

practice uneven lies. Welcome to real golf folks. That said, Emerald is quite interesting, and currently in fair to mostly good condition. A special that includes a cart makes it a worthwhile visit. Under cloudy and not too hot weather the challenging Emerald showed it can be beaten. Results: Some emeralds are rarer than diamonds, and Brian Parish (c/h 14) was rated

flawless with 41 points, well clear of the next place. Way to go, Brian! Next came Gerd Riedler (8) with 38 points off single digit, followed by Barry Elphick (26), and then Tom Herrington (15) winning with 34 on countback. Best Nines non-winner: Graham Buckingham and Dick Warberg Remember: Swing hard, in case you hit it!


16 - 30 June 2017

Local Sports

TGC write up

by Steve Ellison

Then along came Gavin. It would appear Mr. Wright could do no wrong and with a members’ bounce or three, Gavin’s 42 takes first place today. A gracious and generous winner, his pay packet all went to our Caddy Smile programme, so thanks for that, mate!

PSC Tropical Golf from BJ's by Derek Brook

Results: 1st – Gavin Wright (12) 42 points T-2nd – Ian Brimble (8) 40 points T-2nd – Fred Birch (16) 40 points

Troy Haack, Gavin Wright and Ian Brimble back at TGC St. Andrews - Stableford – White Tees Two par 6’s are how most tourists remember this course, one of the most interesting you will ever play. Set deep into the Chonburi Hills, St. Andrews is in the upper echelon of Pattaya’s golf courses. Kenny Grimes has played here many times, so the song goes. 33 points on Ken’s card is good for third place. Next up, it is Ian Brimble a shot better for second place. Man of the match today is Terry Dyer who closes out his Pattaya tour with a big win to send him back to Oz with a big smile under that big moustache. Ian is also on the plane tomorrow so we wish both of them the best, thanks again for joining us, and see you soon! Results: 1st –Terry Dyer (19) 37 points 2nd – Ian Brimble (7) 34 points 3rd – Ken Grimes (25) 33 points Barcelona Valley4-Man Scramble @ Silky Oaks This was not our tournament, but an invitational event held every few months and sponsored by the new Barcelona Valley complex. This project is the rebranding of Rayong Green Valley, Silky Oaks and St. Andrews and the launch of their new housing project. There is also a new golf course (Barcelona Valley?) which should be finished in a year's time. Hosted by Nirand and presented by Klaus Schakt, our TGC team of Fred Birch, Fred Graham, Steve Coghlan and Gary Emmett took third

place, just losing out on countback, so well played, guys! Ya done us proud! Siam Waterside – Stableford – White Tees Siam Waterside is the youngest of the trio of courses that make up the Siam Country Club collection. Opinion is always divided on which of the three is the “best” course, but Waterside must surely be the most playable and enjoyable. These are the jewels in Pattaya’s crown of 25 golf courses and all three deliver a five-star golfing experience. Siam Old Course is host to the annual Honda Classic, every February on the LPGA tour. Siam Plantation is 10 years old now and a true Schmidt-Curley design of a manicured, American tournament quality golf course, and the only one with 27 holes. If you plan on visiting Pattaya, you must have at least one of these fabulous courses on your playlist. Playing on a Wednesday is a departure from our usual weekly schedule, but necessary to make use of the Sports Day rates that offer tremendous value on this beautiful track. T.G.C. has a lot of Siam members who slum it with us from time to time, so we had a good laugh with those who did take part. 40 points on the board is a great score here and one that even many members would be very happy to have. Fred Birch and Ian Brimble are relative novices out here and boy did they have a good day of golf to get to that 40-point mark. Troy Haack clenched the near pin on the 138 yard 16th hole.

Khao Kheow - Stableford – YellowTees It was great to see so many guys sign up for today, and as it turned out we needed extra tee times for our 22 golfers on board. That is quite good for us in the low season and shows how popular Khao Kheow is, and so the stage was set for a great comp to start June off right. It is especially fun to show the first timers here the similarity of B8 and B9 holes with those of TPC Sawgrass and Pete Dye’s island green there.It looked like they are working on the C course, so we were quite happy with the assigned A and B courses. Peter Thomas is back on track and in good health and 35 points gets Peter third place today. One better was another local and regular, newlywed Fred Birch and for his efforts today, second place with 36. And finally, making it a clean sweep for the locals, Pete Hynard strolled away with the win on 40 points. Results: 1st – Peter Hynard (17) 40 points 2nd– Fred Birch (18) 36 points 3rd – Peter Thomas (19) 35 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: and see updates at all handicaps welcome.

High scores the order of the day Phoenix Gold Another day dawned and golfers descended en masse on the Phoenix Gold course for the May PAGS tournament. The Lakes and Ocean nines were the allotted combination for today’s field of 116 keen, but apprehensive players which included a good turnout of 18 ladies. Weather conditions were a little threatening, with

only a light breeze, but only one light shower came over the course. Following some heavy overnight rain, the decision was made to have preferred lies through the green, to help avoid the dreaded mud ball. PAGS had negotiated free cart for all players, although the course had a cart path only policy on the day. Steve Truelove (9) was the

Lee Adams, B flight winner

undoubted star of the day, winning both the low gross with a fine 73, the A flight nett, along with the maximum two technical prizes. Steve has been struggling with his game over the past few months, so his 44 points was a long awaited return to form. The ladies placings were hotly contested, with May Suriye (17) shooting her

Steve Truelove, A flight and low gross winner

by Jeff Wylie

best score ever to sign for an outstanding 44 points, to go with a technical prize on #6, while Noi Emmerson (22) made a return to form with 41 points. The lowest winning score of the day was in the C flight for handicaps 21> with Robert Baird (30) edging Kenny Chung (26) on countback, after both signed for a solid 41

May Suriye, ladies flight winner

Winner Never seems to stop raining on the golf courses these days. Whether it is raining in Pattaya or not, time spent on the course invariably includes some time hiding from the rain. General comment is that nobody can remember a May/June as wet as this, maybe August? But it is not fun. So on a nice morning, with just a little drizzle around as we walked to BJ’s, off we went to see if we would be any luckier at Khao Kheow. The day appeared nice and sunny so off we went. A & C Nines was the test, It was noticeable that there was no run and the course was playing very long as the ground was soggy after recent rain. Get in the rough and getting out was really difficult and the greens although appearing good were very slow. The fairways were also wet but apart from no run, they were in good condition. Onto the back nine and we could see the sky start to darken, so we sped up, surely we could beat the bad weather that was threatening. Head down and plow on. The sky went black after six holes of the back nine and we sprinted to the rest stop which is located by the green of C 4. It came down like stair rods, it hammered it down ant those

who sheltered in the tunnel between C4 and C5 found the tunnel was filling ankle deep and had to dash for the rest stop. It threw it down for the best part of one hour, then the sun came out and all was well with the World. We finished the last three holes, while the rest of our groups finished theirs behind us, and we happily! Splashed down the middle of the fairways trying to find a bit of dry ground. Usually, with no result. Still it was really nice, and cool to boot, with the sun out. We managed. All enjoyed the hot showers. Back at BJ’s it was soon time for the results with the average scores about 25 points. Winner with 36 points was Gerd Riedler and in the circumstances a good score. Second with 34 points was Landis Brooks and it is fair to say of the first two, ‘When the going gets tough, the Tough get going’ as these are the lowest handicappers. In third place with 30 points was Daryl Evans. (Non Winners) Best front nine, Brian Parish, 15 points. Best back nine, Bob Britton, 17 points. As usual we then discussed the day. T.T.F.N. Near pin: Gerd Riedler, Daryl Evans, Landis Brooks

points. Phadungsak Pakaree (28) picked up 3rd spot in C Flight with 40 points. B flight for handicaps 14 to 20 was another high scoring affair with Lee Adams (20) on 44 points ahead of Anders Ekberg (20) and Myles Knowlson (15), both with 42 points. Anders edged Myles out on countback 22/20, although Myles did also collect a near pin on the short Ocean 7. As mentioned previously, it was Steve Truelove leading the way in A flight with his spectacular 44 points, while Jens Olsson (7) played well to record 40 points, ahead of Frode Brandt (10) who got the bronze position with 39 points. Notable performances on the day were also seen from Todd Doss, Ken Price,

Nantaporn Rukkid and Dennis Paul with their two technical prizes, while Mark Johnson wrote his name down on three successful technicals, although only collecting the daily maximum of two prizes. Dave’s team were once again doing a sterling job in the tucker department, with plenty of non golfers coming along to enjoy the social atmosphere of the evening. As always, there is only one person to blame if you go home hungry from Hemingways Jomtien after a PAGS presentation. I am confident we will all look forward to this month’s event at Phoenix on June 27. Contact Shane on 0863720084 or through Birdie at www.birdie. to ensure your preferred tee time.


16 - 30 June 2017

You & Your Pets Tips to cut healthcare costs

If you’ve got a pet, you know that expenses are climbing—along with prices on most consumer items in Thailand. In addition to pet food, supplies, toys and treats, pet owners must factor in grooming, temporary lodging, and—perhaps most costly— neutering, spaying, vaccinations and other medical expenses. However, there are several ways to save money on your pet’s healthcare. • Don’t skimp on visits to the veterinarian— particularly yearly exams. It’s much more expensive—and risky—to treat illnesses than to protect against them. There are many excellent vets in the Pattaya area, so shop and compare fees for preventative care. • While some vaccines are optional, others are essential in preventing serious diseases. Never skip any required shots, but do talk to your vet about personalizing your pet’s vaccine protocol. • Spaying or neutering your pet can save a lot of money by preventing serious health problems, including uterine, ovarian and testicular cancers. Again, shop several veterinary practices for low-cost surgeries. • Dental disease can lead to heart and kidney problems and expensive procedures. Start a dental routine early in your pet’s life to keep teeth and gums healthy. Ask your vet what products to use and how often. Don’t use toothpaste made for people, which contains fluoride and may irritate your pet's stomach.

Cats for You in Pattaya Cats for You is a great and much needed service in our area, but Paul and Sandra point out that adopting a cat or kitten is a longterm commitment with costs such as feeding and veterinary fees. Many adopters find it’s a good idea to adopt two animals so that they can enjoy each others’ company as well as yours. Contact Paul and Sandra on 0852875004 or look at their useful website • Flea and tick infestations can cause a host of costly medical problems from minor skin irritations to lifethreatening blood loss. Stick with a topical flea and tick solution to keep the critters at bay, or seek treatment from your vet. Use products as directed and never use dog products on cats. • Don’t smoke. Secondhand smoke can cause asthma, bronchitis, lymphoma and oral, nasal and lung cancers (in you as well as your pet). Quit now and you’ll save money on vet bills. At the very least, avoid smoking around your pet. • Good quality pet food is often more cost-effective than a homemade diet or cheap alternatives. Your vet can advise you on brands. Avoid overfeeding your pet, which can lead to obesity and other health problems. • Finally, you can save on the price of a visit to a groomer through weekly brushings and regularly trimming your pet’s nails. It’s good for your pet, it will reduce the amount of hair floating around your home, and your cats will have fewer hairballs.


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.


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.

Scratch This

Is your pet scratching? It may be time for a flea bath—or not. Dogs and cats itch for reasons other than fleas. But here in Pattaya, it’s a good bet that the culprits are fleas because the little buggers love our humidity and warmth. Fleas bite, and their saliva is very allergenic to susceptible animals. This causes skin redness, itching, biting, scratching, chewing, crusts in the skin, and even a greasy feel and strong odor for some pets. In nonallergic animals, symptoms are not as severe. In any event, before applying any type of flea shampoo, powder or lotion, make sure that your pet does indeed have a flea-induced skin problem because many treatments can be dangerous, particularly if used improperly.


So if not fleas, what else could it be? Your veterinarian can answer that question and provide treatment. He or she will probably suspect other parasites, an allergy and skin or fungal infection.

Going to the Dogs...

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.”

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

~ Erica Jong

You should never feed bread to ducks. They cannot digest it properly and it could kill them. Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five- to 10-minute sessions. On the other end of the spectrum, Koalas sleep up to 22 hours a day, more than any other mammal. Dinosaurs had different self-defense mechanisms. Some, like meat eaters, had sharp teeth. Plant eaters had long horns or sharp spikes. Other dinosaurs were covered in bony plates.

Beyond store-bought When planning your cat’s diet, you’re not limited to what you can buy in cans and packages. While many—if not most—human foods should not be fed to cats, some are absolutely wonderful. Oats, for example, have a lot of protein per calorie, and they're easy to make. Also, many cats like corn and polenta, a coarsely ground cornmeal, has a good texture for them. You can try brown rice, barley, and wheat berries, but you may need to mash them. Cats tend to like smaller grains like millet and couscous. Make sure any grains are cooked so your kitty can digest them fully. Whole wheat bread crumbs are OK, too.


16 - 30 June 2017



1. Involved with

1. “___ Paris” (2 wds.)

5. Speedy

2. Fictional book

9. Oahu greeting

3. Main argument

10. Storage spot

4. Rowing implement

12. Flutter about

5. Some Hollywood letters (2 wds.)

13. “___ Rae”

6. Above

14. Pre-holiday times

7. Wander away

15. Weaken

8. Like a mouse

16. Actress Gilbert

9. “Excuse me!”

18. Distance measures (abbr.)

11. Hardtops

19. “Wake Up Little ___”

15. Newspaper edition

21. Lemon, of a sort

17. Heavenly

24. Yale mascot

20. City on the Rio Grande (2 wds.)

28. Authorize

21. Letter starter

30. Study closely

22. Lower in rank

31. Ike’s opponent

23. ___ Lama

32. Food from heaven

25. Taboo things

33. King’s domain

26. Whether ___ (2 wds.)

34. John Jacob ___

27. Reverse or drive

35. Frost

29. Healing ointment

36. Trading depot

32. Lost one’s need

Solution Issue 18

year back




time day



up think








WHAT’s the WORD? new









Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: A uniform set of detailed descriptions for one or more data sets and related entities, containing information suitable for determining the location and content of each data set and its potential usefulness for a specific application. First letter: G Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Dihydrogen oxide (molecular formula H20). The word is used ambiguously to refer to the chemical compound in general and to its liquid phase; when the former is meant, the term _____ substance is often used. First letter: W Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Change: make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one’s or its former characteristics or essence; “her mood changes in accordance with the weather”. First letter: V Answer: __________ 4. Definition: 1. In cryptography, a symbol or sequence of symbols which controls the operations of encryption and decryption. 2. As it pertains to the Headline puzzle, a word that is used in the process of creating the mixed alphabet. This word must not contain any repeated letters. First letter: K Answer: __________

5. Definition: The nickname of a _____ is “a Bear,” or the “Northern Bear”. First letter: R Answer: __________ 6. Definition: Quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity; “have _____ milk”; “_____ roses were still blooming”; “having _____ friends over”; “_____ apples”; “_____ paper””. First letter: S Answer: __________



9. Definition: Under normal conditions; “usually she was late”. First letter: N Answer: __________ 10. Definition: Amount payable by the insurance company to a claimant, assignee, or beneficiary when the insured suffers a loss. First letter: B Answer: __________





7. Definition: Share in something. First letter: P Answer: __________ 8. Definition: Currently happening; “an _____ economic crisis”; “negotiations are in progress”. First letter: O Answer: __________





Solution on Page 29

6 2


5 3 7


7 4 9 8

6 4 7

6 7 8

2 9 3




8. Ongoing; 9. Normally; 10. Benefit. Answers: 1. Guide; 2. Water; 3. Vary; 4. Key; 5. Russian; 6. Some; 7. Participate;

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Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 19 - 16-30 June 2017  
Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 19 - 16-30 June 2017