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Elite card VISA EXPANDS

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hailand Privilege Card plc (TPC), operator of Thailand Elite Card, expects to generate revenues of 400 million baht this year--up 40 percent over 2016. The agency has introduced several changes in recent months hoping to put new life into the flagging enterprise created 11 years ago by thenpremier Thaksin Shinawatra. The concept was designed to provide foreigners with a longterm and multiple-entry visa

in return for an initial cash fee. Henley and Partners Holdings, with 28 offices worldwide, has been named international sales agents. Some 4,500 Elite Cars have been sold so far to Britons, Americans, Russians, Chinese and several other nationalities. The fee varies from 500,000 baht to 2 million baht depending on the buyer’s desired length of stay. While membership precludes the need to make visa runs or enforced trips abroad, foreigners

nevertheless must report to their local Immigration Office every 90 days. The elite card, open to all who can afford it, is particularly advantageous for individuals who might not otherwise qualify for a one-year visa— such as those under 50 years of age, and farang on work, student or marriage visas. Holders also benefit from discounts and privileges on a wide range of services including golfing, wellness-

spas, restaurants, hotels and medical services at some hospitals. A n d n ow , e l i t e c a rd categories have now been expanded to include the Elite Family Premium--a supplementary card for near relatives of the holder. A wife may join her husband, who is already a full member, by paying a further one million baht to cover the entire 20-year program. Continued on page 4


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News The Progress of Waterfront Condominium Pattaya Project

Chalermwat Wimuktayon, the CEO of Magna Carta Co., Ltd., and chairman of the Lawyers Council of Pattaya, revealed that the Central Bankruptcy Court has made an appointment for the first inquiry session of Bali Hai Co., Ltd. (Waterfront Project) rehabilitation case, on July 17, 2017, which was previously postponed from the former appointment in June 2017. Approximately two years prior to the rehabilitation case, due to many issues and illegal activities, including the construction and the land issue, Bali Hai Co., Ltd. has been ordered the government department to stop the construction of the project. For transparency and resuming of the project, the buyers are encouraged to raise all necessary issues to this court for the consideration of involving the buyers in the management of rehabilitation plan, to ensure all further activities of the project shall be according to the law. Magna Carta is now representing more than 30 creditors.There are also another 30 to 40 creditors who have appointed other law firms in Pattaya to be their representatives. Therefore, at the moment, there are 60 to 70 creditors of this case; whereas, there are about 40 creditors who already filed the motion with the Central Bankruptcy Court. The creditors’ motions are now separated into two groups: (1) object to this rehabilitation due to the illegal actions of Bali Hai Co., Ltd., and (2) agree with rehabilitation but object the plan preparer. The second group will need 2/3 of creditors to vote for appointing the rehabilitation plan preparer. We are hoping the developer is willing to have an open discussion and show their will and effort to solve the issues, which could lead to a good solution. Wimuktayon also stated that if the court has an order of disapproving the rehabilitation process, then all the rights that have been given to Bali Hai Co., Ltd., since its submission of the rehabilitation petition, shall be revoked, which may lead to the creditor being able to file the lawsuit to redeem the investment, or even filing the bankruptcy case. However, it is difficult for Bali Hai Co., Ltd., to return the investment to all creditors because the debt, according to the rehabilitation petition, is higher than 2 billion baht.

Police put brakes on illegal motorbike races

Korean jumps Drug party busted to his death

The nude body of a 40-year-old Korean man was discovered near the swimming pool of a Wongamat condominium. Police suspect that the man, San Jong Lee, jumped to his death after returning to the condo apparently drunk. His remains were taken to Banglamung Hospital for autopsy.

Russian woman falls from balcony

A 37-year-old Russian woman reportedly fell from the balcony atop a four-storey building in Soi Pattaya Park. Zhanna Grinberg was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Police questioned her husband and son, neither of whom knew what had happened. They will investigate further and questioning the victim.

Police ceiling falls down

Following several warnings, police and immigration officers cracked down on more than 100 Middle-Eastern men racing motorbikes in a South Pattaya Arab neighborhood. In response to complaints from local residents and business owners as well as online posts reporting excessive noise and illegal street racing, police reportedly warned the racers several times before confiscating 35 bikes and citing most of the Arab men for driving without licenses and not carrying passports.

Due to heavy rains, the Pattaya Police Station on Beach Road suffered a collapsed ceiling and water damage to files and documents. Officers noted that leaks have been a problem for awhile and that the building is in need of repairs and renovation.

Police and Army officers raided a Pratumnak nightspot and arrested more than 150 men and women who tested positive for drugs. The illegal party, which charged a 300-baht admission fee, had been promoted on line. The owners and management of the establishment were charged with operating without a license, catering to minors, tacitly promoting drug use, and other charges.

Two dead as pick-up hits motorcycle

A pick-up truck slammed into a motorbike with side car and sped away, leaving two people dead at the scene—55-year-old Supap Seboon and 47-year-old Saifon Soichon. The accident occurred on Sukhumvit Road near Soi Khao Noi. Police are reviewing CCTV video to identify the absconding driver

4,000 Hope Academy volunteers clean beach

Some 4,000 volunteers helped clean Jomtien Beach in a project organized by Hope Academy Pattaya in co-operation with Pattaya City Council. They collected tons of trash from the beach and surf in an effort to improve the cleanliness of Pattaya Beach. The effort also honored His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.


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Elite card VISA EXPANDS

Another choice is the Elite Family Excursion, 800,000 baht for a five-year, multiple-entry visa. This program targets business people and international visitors whose children are studying in Thailand. Of particular interest to many retirees is the Elite Easy Access which costs 500,000 baht and allows multiple-entry travel for five years without the requirement to leave the country. However, there is a requirement to attend an immigration office to extend the visa every three months if the holder does not choose to leave the country. This visa variant has been chosen by some elderly expats who prefer not to tangle themselves in the increasingly complex bureaucracy of the traditional one-year retirement visa which may -- or may not -- be under substantial review by the Interior Ministry. “There are now a number of options for individuals and families,” noted an elite card spokesperson.

“They pay between 500,000 baht and 2 million baht for long-term visas and benefits, lasting from 5 to 20 years, with discounts on offer for close relatives and dependent children. The full details are on our website and the application procedure is straightforward.” The elite card over the years has had a chequered history. It was originally suggested that one benefit might be to allow card holders to purchase land in their own name; this never happened. It was also promoted as providing such benefits as hassle-free departure and arrival at airports and free limousine services. Another disappointment. However, the recent diversification of the membership categories to include families and the introduction of proper marketing policies abroad have assured a future. But, as the name suggests, the Elite Card appeals to international tourists and expats with a high measure of independent finances.

Tourism Authority of Thailand upgrades mobile apps for tourists The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently upgraded its Amazing Thailand and Tourism Thailand mobile apps to ensure accurate and timely travel information at the fingertips of local and international tourists. The English-language Amazing Thailand mobile app is aimed at helping international tourists find data on attractions, tours, dining and accommodation. Meanwhile, the Tourism Thailand mobile app offers a similar range of services to local travellers with Thai language listings about events and attractions. Both the Amazing Thailand and Tourism Thailand mobile apps are now boasting new features including maps, GPS and 360 VR images of destinations to enable users to easily find attractions and gain preliminary impressions of places of interest. Information can also be shared via e-mail and other social media platforms. In addition, the Amazing Thailand mobile app enables users to ‘speak Thai’ via an English-to-Thai translation dictionary, which can be voice, operated, allowing tourists to find words they need to communicate

Three Thailand water parks named among top 10 in Asia Three of Thailand’s fun-filled water parks have been listed as among the Top 10 in Asia by renowned travel website TripAdvisor in their 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards. The Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya took the third spot in the Top 10 Water Parks in Asia with the Black Mountain Water Park in Hua Hin taking sixth spot. Also in Pattaya, the Cartoon Network Amazone is making a splash and was named the seventh most popular water park in Asia. According to TripAdvisor, award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for water parks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. TripAdvisor users praised the Ramayana Water Park in Pattaya for its “beautifully clean water” and “excellent rides” while Black Mountain Water Park was reviewed as “safe,” “family-friendly” and “a great day out”. Cartoon Network Amazone was called “state-of-the-art” with both “simple and daredevil” slides. The Ramayana Water Park was opened in May 2016. Covering an area of 100 rai (160,000 square metres) making it one of the largest in Southeast Asia, the Park features 21 water rides and over 50 attractions including two kids’ zones, a lazy river, floating market and much more. It is located 20 kilometres south of Pattaya, close to Khao Chi Chan where a sculptural image of

the Buddha is etched on the side of a mountain and next to Silverlake Vineyard. The Black Mountain Water Park was opened in 2011. Covering an area of 40,000 square metres, the Park has a 17-metre-high tower with nine slides, a spectacular wave pool, a lazy river, a beach/infinity pool and children’s pool. It is located about 15 minutes from Hua Hin town centre. The Cartoon Network Amazone is the world’s first Cartoon Network themed water park. Opened in

2014, the Park features 10 exciting entertainment zones with over 150 water attractions. It is located in Bang Saray, about 20 minutes by car south of Pattaya. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel website and every day gathers advice and reviews from millions of international travellers. The site covers more than seven million hotels and types of accommodation, restaurants and attractions. The website reaches 390 million monthly visitors in 49 worldwide markets.

Visa Thailand Grand Sale goes digital as the flagship inbound program gets a mobile-first revamp

with Thai people, shop owners and food sellers. TAT also has two other apps for specific groups of travellers. The Muslim Friendly Destination mobile app lists Muslim friendly venues and includes features such as a Qibla compass and prayer times. Meanwhile, the Women’s Journey Thailand keeps female travellers up to date with all the latest offers and promotions in dining, sport, health and beauty.

Thailand Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul (center), Noppadon Pakprot (right), deputy governor for Tourism Products and Business, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and Suripong Tantiyanon (left), Visa country manager, Thailand launch Visa Thailand Grand Sale 2017. This year the entire customer journey will be made available for the first time on mobile. Visa cardholders can simply sign up by scanning a QR code at more than 7,000 merchant locations nationwide. To claim the offers, cardholders simply present the code or screen capture with merchants. For more information, visit: www. thailandgrandsale.co Customers with internationally issued Visa cards who registered upon arrival at the airport will receive a welcome pack consisting of a complimentary SIM card with WIFI access, Grab ride worth 100 baht, and a complimentary drink at Coffee World. More than 50 leading retailers in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket take part in Visa Thailand

Grand Sale, which runs from June 15 to August 31. In Bangkok, Visa Thailand Grand Sale is present in three shopping and dining clusters: Downtown Bangkok from Siam to Asoke; Along the Chaophraya River at River City and Asiatique; and outer Bangkok on Bangna and Ramintra. Offers extend to popular online shopping websites: Lazada Thailand and Sephora. Suripong said, “Having served millions of visitors to Thailand over the past 20 years, this platform has been revamped to meet the changing travel needs and behaviours. This year it has been renamed Visa Thailand

Grand Sale from Amazing Thailand Grand Sale in partnership with TAT’s Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise program.” For every 1,000 baht spent with Visa during the campaign, cardholders will receive a ticket to enter a lucky draw. There are ten prizes, each including two return air tickets and a maximum of seven-night stay at one of the program’s destinations. Five prizes are for international Visa cardholders and the other five are for participants with Thailand-issued Visa cards. For more information of Visa’s amazing offers, please visit www.visa. co.th.


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MICE ready to hold Bangsaen42 Marathon Rut Jiroajvanichakorn, managing director of MICE and Communication, reveals that the idea behind Bangsaen42 occurred after MICE organized the first Bangsaen21 in 2015 when many runners suggested that they should hold a marathon distance race. Since then, for two years, MICE has been in preparation for this race and thus Bangsaen42 Marathon will be held by MICE and the Saensuk Municipality under the theme of “The Passion of World-Class Marathon” on Sunday, November 19 from 3:30 am to 10:30 am at Bangsaen Beach, Chonburi. He adds that Bangsaen42 was founded with the determination to organize a Marathon distance race that reaches world standards. MICE aims for the event to be certified as the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2022 and to become the largest race event that Thai and international runners cannot miss which will be on the same level as the Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon and Berlin Marathon. What runners will experience is the high standards found in international races according to IAAF standards, from cer tified distance from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International

Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) as well as race organization certification from the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) and the Athletic Association of Thailand (AAT). Roads will be closed throughout the race, emergency medical units as well as doctors will be on standby as well as emergency vehicles. Moreover, a 100,000-baht medical insurance will be made for all runners while anti-doping test will be carried out to comply with IAAF Label Road Race. A strict cut-off system will also be put to use: seven hours will be the cut-off time for the race which will have five checkpoints. Should runners fail to arrive within the cut-off time,

they will not finish according to standards set by international races for the runner’s own safety. Another highlight of this race will be new technology such as the e-Slip system that will report race results via SMS to each runner immediately after reaching the finish line. Moreover, a facial recognition system developed by a group of Thai programmers called ThaiRun will be used to facilitate the race from determining which runners will receive prizes to searching for runners’ photographs. Register for Bangsaen42 Marathon at www.bangsaen42.com. The registration fee is 1,500 baht.

AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa has received a 2017 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Upon launching less than a year ago in November 2016, AVANI Pattaya has become a popular choice for its excellent hospitality and services in one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations. Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city on Pattaya Beach, the property wows guests with its great sea views, relaxed vibes and a wide variety of dining facilities, including fresh, nutritious takeaway at PANTRY AT AVANI and Sala Rim Nam, a traditional open-air Thai restaurant tucked into tropical gardens. AVANISPA offers a unique approach to wellness, focusing

on pampering tailored to individuals rather than just standard treatments, and AVANIFIT offers guests the opportunity for healthy holidays with daily exercise classes and a 2,000-sqm Fitness Club. The Certificate of Excellence annually celebrates global hospitality businesses that have earned great reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. The achievement is based on quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers onto the travel rating website over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five and a minimum number of reviews.


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News Thailand to promote Eastern Economic Corridor as a premier tourist destination by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

TEN COMMON MISTAKES

CONFIRMING DOCUMENTS Some people will tell you that the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs will confirm the authenticity or truth of a document signed by your embassy in Thailand. In fact, the Thai Ministry simply confirms the signature of the officer in your embassy, not the veracity of the document itself. FOREIGN WIFE A foreigner applying for a retirement extension in the old days could include his foreign wife in the application without the need for additional income or bank deposit. Not anymore. The foreigner and his legal spouse must separately provide proof of income or bank deposit worth 800,000 baht.  Some immigration offices will accept 1.6 million baht in a joint Thai account.   YELLOW BOOK Contrary to speculation, there is no national checklist for including a foreigner’s name on the yellow (house) book which then qualifies the farang to have a “pink” Thai ID card. Some local authorities require the passport and birth certificate to be validated in the country of origin, but not all. In some areas, the pink card is automatic but others claim they are not issuing them at the moment.    LAST SEVEN DAYS It is no longer possible to receive an extension of stay once the foreigner has received the final seven days permission in his passport. The final seven-day extension means that the passport holder must leave the Kingdom at the end of that period. For example, it is not possible to receive a one-year retirement extension of stay under those circumstances. You must leave the country.   COURT PROCEDURE  Unlike most court systems in the world, there is no word-by-word transcript in court trials in Thailand. Instead, the presiding judge will speak into a Dictaphone every few minutes and give a summary of what he or she has heard. Full court proceedings, including the summary, are available after the trial is completed.   PAUPER’S CREMATION Embassies will try very hard to find next of kin or friends who will pay for a cremation locally in Thailand. But if, at the end of the day, nobody can be found to provide the funds, the Thai state takes the responsibility to organize what is known as a pauper’s cremation which is obviously very basic. In rare cases, bodies are handed over to the Sawangboriboon Foundation (or equivalent) and are buried.   GAY MARRIAGE Recent reports that Thailand now allows same-sex marriage or civil partnership are not true.  The state does not recognize these unions for official or legislative purposes. However, a will leaving possessions or cash to a same-sex partner will usually be honored by the judge deciding “probate”, provided there is no substantial legal challenge from other aggrieved relatives.   TM30 This immigration form has created a great deal of controversy on social media in particular. Contrary to what some people claim, the TM30 is interpreted differently in immigration offices. Thus some immigration offices demand the form when registering for 90 days, others insist one-year visa holders are included. But you will only know your situation by checking locally. Best of luck!   PRISONERS’ RIGHTS Foreign prisoners in Thai jails often have special requests – reading glasses, vegetarian diets, medical problems, etc. – but the decision on all these matters is at the discretion of the prison governor.  Although reasonable requests from individuals are usually met, the technical position is that embassies can request special consideration.   WORK PERMITS There is a persistent misunderstanding that voluntary work by a foreigner does not require a work permit issued by the Department of Labor. In fact, the alien labor act of 2006, as amended, precludes all work whether paid or rewarded, or not. Teaching English as an unpaid volunteer or helping out in the wife’s shop may, or may not, create problems with the Immigration Bureau.

The Royal Thai Government has identified tourism as one of the four core areas that will help transform the Kingdom’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to be the leading economic zone in Southeast Asia. Covering the provinces of Chonburi, Rayong and Chachoengsao, off the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, the EEC is also known as the Eastern Seaboard and enjoys excellent transport and trade links, as well as wellestablished manufacturing zones for the petrochemical, automobile, and electronic industries. It also has a hugely successful tourism sector, which the government plans to extend, improve and promote with the help of agencies such as the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Y u t h a s a k S u p a s o r n , TAT governor, said, “Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor is a diverse region and offers a huge range of attractions to tourists and visitors. We want people coming here to work or travel to have the chance to explore the culture of the area. They’ll find communities offering unique local experiences from exploring bustling markets to making connections with people via homestays and fishing excursions. Foodies will love the area, especially the farms and orchards where amazing fruit can be enjoyed.” The well-established tourist resort of Pattaya is renowned, and visitors come to visit the beach, enjoy fine dining, nightlife and offshore attractions. But now there is a drive to extend and improve attractions offering more diverse and family-friendly experiences in the beach resort city as well as in the nearby provinces of Rayong and

Chachoengsao. Tourist attractions in the EEC area that have become popular for day trips include the Cartoon Network Amazone water park, which is popular with young people, and the exquisite Sanctuary of Truth that is a showcase of Buddhist and Hindu art. Chachoengsao has many unique local attractions including a 100-year-old market on the local canals and fruit orchards where visitors can take tours and enjoy freshly picked products including durian and mangosteen. More natural attractions in the EEC include Koh Si Chang, which has a fascinating history having once been home to King Rama V the Great’s summer palace. It is currently being developed to accommodate more tourists and attract visitors coming to watch the Air Race 1 World Cup Thailand, being held from November 17-19, 2017 at nearby U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport. Nearby Koh Samet in Rayong is popular with Bangkok weekenders and boasts sandy beaches and clear waters for bathing. Chonburi’s Sattahip is home to attractions such as Koh Kham Undersea World, and there is a plan to develop a new commercial seaport as well as to expand the Chuk Samet Pier. There are also plans to further develop the seaports of Laem Chabang and Map Ta Phut.

The world’s largest obstacle race “Spartan Race” arrives in Thailand for the first time in September The world’s largest obstacle race–Spartan Race– arrives in Thailand for the first time in September.The inaugural event will be hosted at Siam Country Club in Chonburi on September 9.Organized by Exceed Sports and Entertainment, an award-winning mass participation events and sponsorship agency, the event is an ultimate test of strength and endurance and provides the people of all fitness levels with the opportunity to challenge them and go beyond their limits.Two race formats in Thailand for the first edition are the Spartan Sprint and the Spartan Kids race. Finishers will receive medals and T-shirts. Tickets for Spartan Sprint start from 1,650 baht while tickets for Spartan Kids start from 500 baht. Register now at http://www.spartanrace.co.th/en/ race/detail/1136/overview. More information, please visit http://www. spartanrace.co.th/. For the latest event updates, schedule and locations of community workouts, please visit www.facebook.com/ spartanthailand.

Yuthasak said, “These developments will allow the EEC area to be more accessible to cruise liners and luxury yachts bringing high-quality tourists into the region and further boost regional transport links.” Such transport links are vital to the success of both tourism and business in the EEC. While Thailand’s main gateway, Suvarnabhumi Airport, is easily accessible for the Eastern Seaboard, the U-Tapao RayongPattaya International Airport is being converted into a commercial airport with the construction of a second runway and the building of a new passenger terminal. Rail transport will also be developed with plans to develop a high-speed double-track railway into the eastern provinces that will connect the three local international airports, Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya helping facilitate business and tourism in the area. There are also plans to build faster and more comprehensive rail routes between airports, ports, industrial and urban areas. Yuthasak concluded, “Transportation and easy access for everyone can only boost tourism in the EEC area and will benefit local people and businesses. By prioritising tourism in the EEC, we are also helping local communities benefit with investment, jobs and income.”


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Our Community Charity cheque Amari Phuket to the Bangkok team donates Opera Foundation blood to the Thai Red Cross society

A foreign photographer gets support from Muay Thai superstar Buakaw to buy recycle paper bags

Supatra Chirathivat (centre), senior vice president Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities, Centara Hotels and Resorts, presents a cheque for 62,700 baht from “Pink period” art exhibition to Somtow Sucharitkul (3rd from left), general and artistic director of the Bangkok Opera Foundation at Sky Lobby, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Left on his own, a German citizen faces amputation in Pattaya

Mister Gas (Gerhard Lehn) has been diagnosed with diabetes. From a a simple cut in his feet and with nobody taking care of him, he ended by having some deep wounds leading to dead and rotten flesh all around his foot. He now faces amputation. Rose is a police nurse who is taking care of him since January 2016. She says she tried to reach out with his friends and family but it appears Mr Gas is alone and has no relatives. She provides the daily medicine and required equipment at her own cost

which already reached 200,000 baht so far. Mr Gas’s body is so weak he can’t travel back to Germany. The German embassy was contacted several times but nobody can help him out. Rose set up a fundraiser to get some support from the expat community. Donate to support baby Leanne : http://www.weeboon. com/en/campaigns/supportmr-gas Join and keep in touch with the Weeboon’s community : https://www.facebook. com/weeboonofficial

Amari Phuket’s team, led by Tipaporn Koonphol, deputy general manager welcomed the team of the Thai Red Cross Society in Phuket during their visit to Amari Phuket for a blood drive. Amari Phuket continues to organise this CSR activity and there are ever more team members who care to participate in this activity and are willing to give back to the community.

Bangkok-based fashion photographer Ben Zander is currently raising funds, with the support of Muay Thai superstar Buakaw Banchamek and other celebrities, to buy recycle paper bags for every 7-Eleven in order to raise awareness about plastic waste in Thailand. Zander already photographed three celebrities including Banchamek, Penny J. Lane from The Face Thailand and MC Dandee from the Bangkok Invaders Crew. He’s currently trying to raise 400,000 baht in order to finance the next seven photoshoots with seven other Thai celebrities and superstars who will lend their fame to support this cause. Once done, the products of these 10 shoots will be exhibited and sold. The money from the exhibition sales will go

towards buying recycle paper bags to replace plastic ones in 7-Elevens. The nationwide campaign also plans to release short documentary clips for each shooting. Those clips will be exclusively available to view on Zander’s website at benzander. com/deathbyplastic. The first clip, which shows Penny J. Lane at the Khlongs of Bangkok, is already available. International Thai fashion designer Ek Thongprasert is also giving his support to the project by providing styling and his own accessories. Donate to support #DeathByPlastic : http://www.weeboon.com/ en/campaigns/death-by-plastic Join and keep in touch with the Weeboon’s community : https://www.facebook. com/weeboonofficial


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A new printer by Derek Franklin It is just over a year since Aurora, the co-founder and principal Pattaya Redemptorist School for the Blind, retired and in her place Chid has been making a lot of changes. Chid is a remarkable man. He went blind following an accident at the age of eleven, and then attended his nearest school for blind children in his native Isaan. Following his graduation from Grade 12 he applied to study sociology at Khon Kaen University, but was refused entry as it was thought that a blind man could not study. So Chid did something unusual, he called every news media outlet in the local province and then went on hunger strike. Three days later a very hungry young man was offered a place at the university, which he refused; he did not want to be offered a place, he wanted to sit the entrance exam and prove he was worth offering a place to. Four years later he graduated and moved to Pattaya where he started teaching and now he wants his students to think more about their future, and to concentrate more on their studies. Construction on a brand new purpose built library is complete and it is stunning

compared to the old library which was just a spare room with lots of books. But books for blind and visually impaired children are not like the books most of us are used to. They have to be printed on a special type of paper using a Braille printing machine, which, as you can imagine, costs a lot of money. The school recently held a Buddhist prayer ceremony and welcomed the local community to attend and donate to the Education Fund at the school which will fund a brand new printer, the cost of which is just over 600,000 baht. Nine monks from a local temple prayed and chanted, the children performed, families visited, donors donated and it wouldn’t be Thailand without food which was provided free of charge by many local food vendors. Not all the money needed was raised on the day, but it is hoped that by the end of the current year the new printer will be printing all the children’s favourite books; you can only imagine how much it will cost to print all seven volumes of the Harry Potter series. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org


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Australian Wine and Food Feast at Benihana Pattaya

Guests were in for a treat at the latest culinary event of Benihana Pattaya where Australian wines meet Japanese cuisine. On hand to welcome guests were Matteo Clini, area sales manager at Independent Wine and Spirit (Thailand) – distributor of the featured De Bortoli Wines, and Ian Cotting, F&B manager and in charge of all Benihana outlets in Thailand – AVANI Pattaya, Anantara Riverside Bangkok and AVANI Atrium Bangkok. It was an experience like no other as Benihana Pattaya held a feast of sips and nibbles while enjoying the performance of teppanyaki cooking and live acoustic music. A refreshing De Bortoli Family Selection Sparkling Brut opened the guests’ palates with wasabi nuts before the affair commenced. As the door opens a feast awaits with charcuterie and cheese selection, Japanese snacks takoyaki and yakitori, and handcrafted raw seafood delicacies at the sushi bar – the likes of Tropical Island and Rocky’s Mountain Sandwich. These nibbles were matched with a De Bortoli Sacred Hill Semillon Sauvignon Blanc with its fresh and fruity notes. It was soon time for the chefs to slice, dice, sizzle and sear as they put on a show while creatively preparing seafood and teppanyaki meat. Seafood sizzle butterfish with miso sauce and river prawn with butter blanc sauce were paired with De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Grilled to perfection lamb cutlets with mint sauce went well with the dry and medium-bodied De Bortoli Family Selection Merlot. The evening’s highlight Australian Wagyu tomahawk was loaded with flavour and perfectly matched the bold and texturally mouth-filling De Bortoli Woodfired Shiraz. Visit Benihana Pattaya on 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza for good food and good fun.

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya turns one On the occasion of Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya’s first anniversary, Siam at Chonburi Co., Ltd President and CEO Phornpinit Phornprapha and family, hotel management and staff held a religious meritmaking ceremony presided over by nine Buddhist monks. The staff prayed for good luck this year and to show gratitude for all the good things received in the past year. To celebrate the hotel’s first birthday, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya is giving away free stays by the sea for every 8,000 baht spent at any of the hotel’s restaurants and bars throughout July 2017. Offer is valid for stays until the end of September 2017. Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya offers 260 stylish rooms and suites complemented by a state-of-the-art spa, lagoon swimming pool, fully equipped fitness centre and four world-class food and beverage outlets.


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Lethbridge Wine Dinner at The Okura Prestige Bangkok's Elements restaurant by John K. Lindgren photos: GFour Fine Wines and Spirits

The Okura Prestige Bangkok. This ultra-modern Japanese luxury hotel sits on a super prime location in the heart of CBD Bangkok, Ploen Chit BTS. The name says it all The Okura Prestige and the Elements restaurant is taking its identity cue from the four elements of earth, water, fire and air. The concept is contemporary lifestyle dining with modern gourmet gastronomy. Recently a dozen of Bangkok’s wine aficionados gathered at the Elements restaurant on the 25th floor with balcony access and panorama vista. Our host was Australian physician PhD turned vigneron Dr Ray Nadeson. Gastronomy by The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Australian executive chef Antony Scholtmeyer. Welcome toast. We raise our flutes of sparkling Bellavista Alma Cuvee Brut Franciacorta. Dry or “brut” – the perfect kick-off. Then the culinary fireworks start by chef de cuisine Antony Scholtmeyer and his team. Scallop tartare scented with hajikami ginger served with creamy egg yolk, soya bean wafer, watercress and fresh wasabi. Heavenly paired with a world-class Pinot Gris by Lethbridge 2016. Alsatian style, exhibiting an attractive blend of delicate pear, blossom and citrus aromas. Perfect with the ginger-watercress-wasabi combo. Next the pink salmon poached in olive oil with sancho served with mushroom consommé jelly, pickled mushrooms and nori wafer. Pairing with Lethbridge Chardonnay 2016 a beautifully clean, pure nose of ripe melon, lemon zest, white peach, lychee and honeycomb, with traces of baked apple. The fruit was handpicked from vines yielding 1.52.0 tonne/acre. Lethbridge is a boutique winery, par excellence. Our host the medical doctor, researcher who became a passionate winemaker tells us about his grapes, his 25-year-old Lethbridge Victoria vineyard and winery. The aim is to produce natural, savory wines that focus on balance and texture with a real sense of place or terroir. The first main course from the Elements kitchen arrives: duck paired with Pinot Noir. Duck roasted in honey and spices with Japanese flavors: soba grains, red cabbage, charred Japanese turnips and

eve n ts c a le n d a r “AVATAR: DISCOVER PANDORA” EXHIBITION Date: 1 July – 3 September 2017, 11 am – 9:30 pm Venue: MCC Hall, 4th floor, The Mall Bangkapi Activities: Tourists and film-lovers now have the chance to explore the world of AVATAR in a state-of-the-art interactive exhibition based on the 2009 blockbuster film by James Cameron. The “AVATAR: Discover Pandora” exhibition is making its first Southeast Asian stop in Thailand. Visitors will experience “the breathtaking environment and amazing creatures of Pandora” in 10 zones recreated in the 2,200 sqm of the exhibition space. The creative team behind AVATAR: Discover Pandora has worked to create the phenomenal beauty of the alien world that people enjoyed in the film. This includes settings such as the “Tree of Souls” and recreations of creatures including the “banshee” and “viperwolf ”. Visitors will be able to interact with the displays, thanks to sensory technology and also learn about space travel and science, as well as discover what Pandora can tell us about ecosystems on Planet Earth. Tickets cost 490 baht for adults and 390 baht for children with family packages available. Purchase tickets via www.allticketthailand.com, http://store.ais.co.th, and all 7-Eleven branches. For more information: www.avatardiscoverpandorath.com

Siam Paragon Watch Expo 2017 Date: 24 July – 15 August 2017 Venue: Siam Paragon (Hall of Flame, Hall of Mirrors, Crystal Court, Watch Boutique and Watch Galleria, Paragon Department Store, M floor; Fashion Hall, around Void pathway and Star Dome, 1st Floor)

raspberry vinegar jus. Washed down with a most impressive Lethbridge Pinot Noir 2013. Abound with power, both in fruit density and tannin yet juxtaposed with lifted aromatics and long acid backbone. A culinary triumvirate: duck in honey, Japanese turnips and Aussie Pinot Noir. The grand finale for all meat lovers Iberico lamb rack with truly international flavors: petit farcis, panisses, ginkgo nuts and premium sarawak black pepper. The pepper and the lamb – deserves a Shiraz (French call it Syrah) full-bodied, dark in the glass with all the flavors present. Swirl it in the glass (let it breathe) and it gets better. The Lethbridge Shiraz an excellent “coolclimate” Aussie Shiraz displaying a deep purple colour with a powerful

bouquet of pepper, spice and blackberry. “This is as good as it gets,” says one of invited, a young Thai gentleman, the CEO of Thai steel company. The dessert arrives: a feast for the eyes and the palate. Fresh peach yoghurt and yuzu sorbet with almond crunch and kinako (Japanese ingredient made of roasted soy bean flour) with the fresh peach and yuzu sorbet (a Japanese lemon with bright floral flavors) is irresistibly delicious. Paired appropriately with a glass of Massolino Mosacto d’Asti 2015. At the end a big hand for our Lethbridge vigneron Dr Nadeson, The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Chef Antony Scholtmeyer. Last but not least: GFour, importer of fine wines and spirits.

Activities: The greatest horological phenomenon showcases over 180 world-class brands with exclusive privileges of the year. Siam Paragon Watch Expo is held for 11 consecutive years. It is the most popular and biggest watch exhibition in Thailand and Asia for watch lovers, collectors, amateur and professional investor, as well as retailers. The expo gathers together many highlighted timepieces from world's leading brands in masterpiece, luxury and trend group directly from Baselworld and SIHH in Switzerland, the most influential country in timepiece industry. This timepiece phenomenon will provide watch fans an opportunity to experience and exchange their adorability and knowledge of science and art of horological world and to understand brand journey and heritage. For more information: Siam Paragon Tel: 02 610 8000

SPARTAN RACE THAILAND Date: 9 September 2017, Saturday Venue: Siam Country Club Pattaya Activities: The world’s largest obstacle race– Spartan Race–arrives in Thailand for the first time. Organized by Exceed Sports and Entertainment, the event is an ultimate test of strength and endurance and provides the people of all fitness levels with the opportunity to challenge them and go beyond their limits. Two race formats in Thailand for the first edition are the Spartan Sprint and the Spartan Kids race. Finishers will receive medals and T-shirts. Tickets for Spartan Sprint start from 1,650 baht while tickets for Spartan Kids start from 500 baht. Register now at www.spartanrace.co.th/en/race/detail/1136/overview. For more information: www.spartanrace.co.th www.facebook.com/spartanracethailand


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events Holiday Inn Pattaya hosts Havana party Holiday Inn Pattaya hosted “Havana Nights�, a corporate appreciation party for business partners. Organized by Thitiporn Boonsuk, director of Sales and Marketing, the hotel welcomed more than 100 customers to enjoy Latin food, music and dance. Participants were awarded prizes for best dressed, including vouchers for accommodations, food and beverages, spa treatments at Tea Tree Spa and rewards points from IHG Rewards Club.

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Burger King Shanghai celebrates company’s success at Royal Cliff Bangkok Hospital Pattaya aims for doctor accuracy

“Stop the Line” is a new program launched at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya aimed at providing 100 percent accuracy of doctor’s services to patients. The Burger King Group from Shanghai, China celebrated their company’s success at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group as part of their six-day incentive tour. The regional and restaurant managers of the American global fast-food chain gathered together to celebrate the success of the company and award their top restaurant managers from last year.

A business gathering of Thai, Chinese, Taiwanese and global businesswomen

Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok co-hosts meritmaking ceremonies dedicated to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Larry Choi (left), executive assistant manager of Dusit Thani Pattaya, is seen with the VIP representatives from the Thai-Taiwanese Association, Global Federation of Chinese Businesswomen Thailand Chapter, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand, Chinese Association in Thailand, and Overseas Model of Entrepreneurs who all gathered together in the Napalai Convention of the hotel for a conference attended by more than 100 participants. Former ASEAN Secretary General Dr Surin Pitsuwan (5th left) was the special guest of honour. Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok led by General Manager Wim N.M. Fagel accompanied by the management team co-hosted religious ceremonies of monks delivering prayers dedicated to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Dusit Maha Prasat Throne Hall in the Grand Palace.

BMW Thailand and SO Sofitel Bangkok offer premium experiences with BMW 520d Luxury (Limited)

The fourth annual Centara World Masters Golf Championship 2017 In four short years the Centara World Masters Golf Championship in Hua Hin has become the biggest tournament for club golfers in Asia. This year’s tournament attracted a diverse group of 400 players from 24 countries. The opening night welcome dinner and gala presentation dinners were hosted around the resort pool of Centara Grand Hua Hin. Golfers gathered each night during the tournament for 19th Hole festivities where tempting Thai cuisine and Chang beer flows and daily golf winners were celebrated. Both golfers and non-golfers enjoyed a fun-filled week and were able to spend a relaxing time with leisure activities and hotel’s facilities at the historical resort. The fifth annual Centara World Masters Golf Championship is scheduled on June 10 to 16, 2018.

Following the successful launch of its latest BMW 5 Series on the Thai market, BMW Thailand is continuing to offer superior journey experiences and the best in comfort with the delivery of the BMW 520d Luxury (Limited) to SO Sofitel Bangkok Hotel and the Oriental Trans and Car Service Company Limited. The delivery saw the first-ever presentation of the model’s premium luxury and comfort to hotel guests and also reinforced the hotel’s reputation as a world-class accommodation provider and the leader in hospitality innovation.

Centara Grand Ladprao Bangkok Staff Party

Kawamoto marks its 55th anniversary at Royal Cliff Hotels Group

Kawamoto Corporation celebrated its 55th anniversary at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group. Over 100 participants from one of Japan’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of medical and hospital products joined the dinner celebration at the Beach Infini Pool of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel.

Supatra Chirathivat (standing, centre), senior vice president of Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibities at Centara Hotels and Resorts, presided over the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok’s yearly staff party at the hotel’s Vibhavadee Ballroom. The event was a thorough success, made more exciting by a special show put on by the management team, a staff singing contest, and a lucky draw.


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TRX Suspension Training by Rory Coughlan

Are you tired of using 20 different machines just to finish your total-body workout, why not try TRX suspension training. It is an all-in-one motion that combines strength and flexibility. You do not have to use stacks of weights to build muscle. Suspension training uses your own body weight from different angles to engage more muscle groups at the same time. Something as simple as a chest press or biceps curl becomes a core-stabilization exercise. TRX trains for reactive stability. If your core is not tight, you will lose balance on the straps. Contracting your core before you move becomes second nature. You are relying on your own ability to marry your centre of gravity with your base of support. 1. TRX Single-Leg Squat Place your elbows under your shoulders and, with tension on TRX, centre right leg to anchor point. Place the opposite heel on the ground to assist working leg. Then, lower your hips down and back, allowing the knee of your assisting leg to bend. Keep the majority of weight in your working leg and allow the weight to transfer to your assisting leg as needed. Drive through your heels, extend your hips and stand tall. Repeat with left leg. Common faults: Leaning too far back, bending too far forward at the waist.

2. TRX Y Fly Extend your arms overhead in a “Y” position—palms forward, tension on TRX, offset feet. Lower your body down, keep your arms extended, and maintain a plank. Pull on the handles, drive your knuckles back, and lift your chest while keeping your eyes on the anchor point. Common faults: Breaking at the hips, bending elbows. 3. TRX Atomic Pike Start in plank position—place your feet in the foot cradles, your knees on floor, and your hands under your shoulders. Lower your chest to just above the ground. Keeping your ears, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles in alignment, push back up to plank position then immediately hinge at hips. Drive your posterior up while keeping your torso straight. Keep your body tight and engaged, and lower back down to a plank position. Common faults: Dropping chin, looking forward, bending knees.

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


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Trio on Shell

Nikon D5 100th Anniversary Edition

Oyster ceviche, baked mussel with durian and cheese, seared scallop with mangosteen salad INGREDIENTS 20 grams Japanese sea scallop 1 pc Pacific oyster 40 grams greenshell mussel 120 grams mangosteen 50 grams durian, peeled 1/3 pc green apple 1/3 pc red apple 5 grams local celery 5 grams spring onion 10 ml nam yum pha fu sauce 5 grams whole cashew nuts 1/3 pc avocado 10 grams Japanese cucumber 10 ml seafood sauce 3 grams imported frisee 5 grams mint leaves 3 grams fried garlic 5 grams white onion 10 grams mozzarella cheese 5 grams wild tamarind

Xbox One X

METHOD For the scallop Shred the green apple, red apple, celery, and spring onion. Mix together the apples, celery, spring onion, mangosteen and nam yum pha fu sauce in a mixing bowl. Sear the scallop over high heat. Put the apple and mangosteen salad into the peel of the mangosteen. Put the scallop on top and sprinkle with ground cashew nuts. For the oyster Bake fresh oyster in the shell at 170 degrees Celsius for 2 minutes. Dice the avocado, mangosteen, durian and Japanese cucumber, and mix in a bowl with seafood sauce. Then transfer on top of baked oyster on shell. Garnish with imported frisee, mint leaves, and fried garlic. For the mussel Dice white onion and durian. Sautee over high heat. Top the mussel with the durian and onion as well as shredded mozzarella cheese. Put under the salamander until the cheese melts and bubbles. Sprinkle with wild tamarind.

This menu is available at Flare Restaurant on level 15 of Hilton Pattaya from 6 to 11 pm throughout July only.

Kanokporn “Mam” Sungrith Specialty: Asian Cuisine

Full name:

Performing @:

Flare, Hilton Pattaya

Featured dish:

Trio on Shell

Ever since the debut of Nikon F in 1959, Nikon’s flagship SLR models have continuously been at the leading edge, driven by the latest technologies. Chosen by professionals around the world, and even contributing to the space industry, the history of trust was built through a pursuit of quality. The heritage of the flagship model is embodied in the D5 100th Anniversary Edition model. With all the solid performance of the D5 intact, this 100th Anniversary Edition model features exclusive centennial design and comes with a special set of accessories. Visit www.nikon.com/100th/ anniversaryproducts for information on purchasing anniversary products.

Project Scorpio has a new name — and a release date. Now called the Xbox One X, it’s the most powerful console in the world, capable of pushing 4K, HDR gaming graphics. It also supports 4K Blu-rays and streaming, HDR for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos, and will arrive with 42 games — and 22 exclusives — ready to take advantage of all that power. Available November 7 at 499 US dollars Visit www.xbox.com for updates.

C Seed 262 Giant TV specialist C SEED announced the next leap ahead, introducing C SEED 262, the world’s largest 4k widescreen TV. “262” refers to a world record screen diagonal of 262 inches or 6.65 meters. Six integrated highend speakers add total quality sound in a 7.1 or 9.1 cinema surround environment. Stay seated in your favorite fauteuil and push the remote control button. Watch the customized fabric cover fold away to reveal the enormous 4k LED TV. Pick content from the integrated 4k media server and enjoy a viewing experience that up to now was simply unavailable outside a private movie theatre in a remote corner of your mansion.

Zona ZONA is a rear-view system for motorcyclists, carefully engineered to extend a biker’s vision, giving the power to ride with more awareness and more freedom. The ZONA M100 is a discreet piece of tech for savvy motorcyclists. Fitted to any helmet and any bike – it gives riders clear rear-view vision in just one glance forward. Check out demos, rider reviews, and a box to bike fitting video online at www.zona-store.com.

KOOV

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

KOOV is the coding and robotics kit for the innovators of tomorrow brought to you by Sony Electronics in conjunction with Sony Global Education. KOOV comes with everything your child needs to start building robots, make them move with code and share them with other young inventors from across the globe. Combining this with a comprehensive, 30+ hour educational course focusing on coding, robotics and design, KOOV is the perfect place for children to enter this exciting space.


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F&B Promotions Wagyu Beef Sensation

Roasted Honey-Glazed Pork Spare Ribs

at Breezeo – Be Yourself Dining, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel and Royal Cliff Beach Terrace

at Chefs Company Bistro and Beach Bar, Rabbit Resort Pattaya

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

Traditional Moon Cakes at La Pâtisserie, The Okura Prestige Bangkok Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with delicious traditional moon cakes from The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s La Pâtisserie. Presented in a beautiful Japanese inspired haute couture box, the moon cakes make a wonderful seasonal gift for family, friends, and business colleagues. Made with an intricately patterned crust and available in four delicious flavours – Durian Single Yolk, Jujube Single Yolk, Custard, and Green Tea. La Pâtisserie’s new boxes can be layered to contain 4, 8, or 12 moon cakes at the price of 988 baht net, 1,888 baht net and 2,888 baht net respectively. Special offers available for large orders: 15 percent discount for orders of 51 to 100 boxes; 20 percent discount for orders of 101 boxes or more. Free delivery for orders of more than 60 boxes or a minimum spend of 40,000 baht. Traditional Moon Cakes are available at La Pâtisserie on the ground floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok from August 15 to October 4, 2017. La Pâtisserie opens Mondays to Fridays from 7 am to 7 pm (pick up on weekends on request). For more information, contact 02 687 9000 or email fbreservations@okurabangkok.com.

Mojito Cocktails at The Bars of Royal Cliff Beach Hotel and Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

For more information or to make reservations, call 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

For more information and reservations, contact 038 267 168-169 ext 006 or visit www.facebook.com/ chefscompany.th.

Explore different flavours of the all-time favourite mojito at The Bars of Royal Cliff Beach Hotel and Royal Cliff Grand Hotel from July to September 2017. For more information, contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.

Bigger and better for Asian and Thai buffet at Ginger and Lime, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya The evening dinner buffet at Ginger and Lime has just become even bigger and better with Chef Pinyo adding an array of new dishes to this enormous spread of Thai, Japanese and Asian specials.

at Zing Bakery, Centara Grand at Central World

Discover another facet of traditional Italian cuisine with the delicious and delicate risotto served with prawns, squid and scallops or with green peas, asparagus and basil pesto. Rossini serves only the best Arborio risotto. Buon appetito! - Risottino “Piselli and Asparagi” Al Pesto Di Basilico (450 baht ++) - Risotto Del “Golfo” (490 baht ++) - Risotto (Toscano) Al Porcini, Salsiccia E Tartufo Nero (590 baht ++)

at Hilton Pattaya

Pantry at AVANI by the beach offers buy one, get one free promotion every day from 6 to 10 pm. Ask for your favourite, be it pastry or cake. For fresh and tasty bites, either dine in the central living space of AVANI Pattaya or dine out.

If durian and mangosteen are your favorite fruits, Hilton Pattaya invites you to experience a variety of menus featuring Thailand’s king and queen of fruits at Flare, Drift and Horizon throughout July. Flare Restaurant on level 15 brings together durian and mangosteen to create special Thai dishes “King and Queen in Curry”, deep-fried tiger prawn in durian and mangosteen red curry, priced at 950 baht nett and “Trio on Shell” that allows you to experience three different tastes in a dish – fresh oyster ceviche, baked mussel with durian and cheese, and seared scallop with mangosteen salad at 550 baht nett. Available every day from 6 to 11 pm. Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar on level 16 introduces light menus and desserts made from durian and mangosteen including Durian and Chicken Sopes with Mangosteen Salsa in Mexican style at 350 baht nett, Durian and Mangosteen Salad at 450 baht nett, Som Tum Durian at 400 baht nett; Durian Crème Brulee, Durian Cheesecake with Mangosteen Jam, Durian and Coconut Custard with Mangosteen and Raspberry Compote, Durian and Mangosteen Paris-Brest at 130 baht nett per piece, and Durian and Mangosteen Sundae at 300 baht nett. Enjoy your favorites every day at from 11am to 11 pm. Indulge in a panoramic view of Pattaya bay at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar on level 34 while enjoying special creation of the month “Durian-Crusted Barramundi” served together with durian puree, risotto, fresh mangosteen, zucchini, rocket and asparagus at 950 baht nett. Available every day from 6 to 11 pm.

For more information, call 038 412120 or email pattaya@avanihotels.com.

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

Sweet Tooth Hours

For information or reservations, contact 02 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th.

at Rossini and Cigar Lounge – The Godfather’s Favourite, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

Durian and Mangosteen Dishes

Call now for reservations at 038 714 981.

Zing Bakery at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World delivers the delicious in sweet, frozen treats “Gelato Italiano”, the genuine homemade Italian ice cream with the greatest outstanding flavour. Come and get fresh with various “Gelato Italiano” ice cream flavours such as Tiramisu, Salted Caramel, Chocolate, Mint, Healthy Yoghurt, Wild Strawberry, Raspberry, Mango and Peach, Kiwi, Banana and Coffee. Serve with waffle cones or ice cream cup, starts at 70 baht ++. Available every day at from 7 am to 9 pm.

Best Arborio Risotto

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

Served seven evenings a week in the serene gardens of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, with indoor and outdoor seating available, the new buffet is priced at only 888 baht ++. The teppanyaki station has been enlarged to include shrimp, rock lobster, mussels, lamb, chicken and pork, with a delicious choice of savoury and tangy dips. Chefs at the wok fry station are ready with a whole range of fresh ingredients to whisk up whatever you wish, while over at the noodle station the chefs have stewed duck, deep-fried pork belly and BBQ pork amongst their attractions. The salad station offers a grand choice of garden-fresh produce, and if you are in the mood for a homemade pizza, head for the deep-fry station. Desserts? The selection is huge, and new on the buffet is crepe Suzette, and deep-fried banana Thai-style. Ginger and Lime Restaurant opens daily from 6 to 11 pm.

Refreshing yourself at Zing’s “Gelato Italiano” ice cream

at Red Sky, Centara Grand at Central World Ordering a course tasting menu is one of the best ways for foodies to truly experience Chef Christian Ham’s tasting menu and enjoy a panoramic view of the Bangkok skyline at Red Sky restaurant on the 55th floor of Centara Grand at Central World. To create unforgettable dining experiences, Chef Christian Ham and his team put all their effort into planning, tasting and implementing unique menus including Foie gras terrine served with fresh fruits and port wine reduction (795 baht ++), Golden chanterelles and green peas with a bone marrow or tomato confit baguette (555 baht ++), Miyazaki strip loin with Wagyu cheek Parmentier served with carrot mousseline and glazed with rosemary honey (1,755 baht ++), Pan-fried lobster served with cucumber silky soup (859 baht ++), and Rhubarb and red fruit gratin served with pistachio ice cream (355 baht ++). The exciting, tasting menu is paired with truly fine champagne and wines from around the world. Priced at 2,555 baht ++ per person for set menu or add 1,999 baht ++ per person for wine pairing, and is available from today until the end of August 2017 from 6 pm onwards.

The Chefs Company invites you to try the signature “Roasted HoneyGlazed Pork Spare Ribs”, a rack of ribs simmered to perfection in tomatobased marinade, soft and tender with hints of spice and signature sweet and sour taste. Served with mashed sweet potato and fresh salad for 390 baht net. Available until September 2017. Enjoy the juiciness and tenderness of Wagyu beef dishes. Breezeo promises sensational pleasure in every bite. - Mouth-watering Wagyu Beef Burger Surf and Turf (450 baht ++) On sesame bun with a spread of spicy mayonnaise, topped with cheddar cheese and grilled shrimps served with garlicky French fries - Wagyu Beef Shredded Short Rib Salad (350 baht ++) Butterhead leaves with pomegranate and walnut sour cream dressing - Roasted Wagyu Beef Sandwich (400 baht ++) Caramelized onion with brie cheese on French bread served perfectly with tomato salad

Red Sky’s best “tasting menu”

at Pantry, AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa

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


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Hotel Promotions

Mick & Di

Royal Romance at Royal Wing Suites and Spa

The Food Lovers

thefoodloverspattayatoday@msn.com

Scotland in the glass at Dicey Reilly’s Dicey Reilly’s was the venue recently for a tasting of the iconic and much loved The Balvenie whisky. Continually under the ownership of William Grant & Sons since 1887, it continues to sweep the industry’s gold medals and produce stunning malts that keep its reputation growing. Led by the master blender, David Stewart MBE, the company’s whiskys are handcrafted in Speyside using centuries-old skills passed down through the generations. To lead us through The Balvenie experience, the charismatic regional brand ambassador for Southeast Asia, Neil Strachan, expounded the joys of drinking The Balvenie whiskies from their distillery in Banffshire and how to appreciate the intricacies of the blending and maturation of these Scottish gems. Strachan was born and bred in the Northeast of Scotland, just a stone’s throw from the distillery. He now resides in Singapore spreading The Balvenie message around Southeast Asia. He stated, “At The Balvenie, we stay true to our Five Rare Crafts, making whisky the way we always have. Our craftsmen have an intimate understanding of their materials and a desire to make the very best whisky possible. Our process is a combination of expertise, skill and ambition which gives The Balvenie its unique character.” We were to be served three specially created food courses to pair with each whisky, but before they arrived Neil imparted some singular tips to increase our enjoyment and appreciation of the malts. Firstly, a small tulip shaped glass known as a “nosing glass” is imperative. It traps the aromas in the bulbous bottom of the glass for perfect detection and pinpointing. After the pouring, notice the colour and clarity and gently swirl it to coat the sides of your glass taking note of the “legs”. “Nose” your whisky well by bringing the rim of your glass about an inch from your nose, and when ready, finally lift the whisky to your lips. The first course introduced roasted New Zealand mussels baked in

The Balvenie DoubleWood 12, Caribbean Cask 14 and DoubleWood 17

parchment with herbs in a white butter sauce and the chosen whisky, a “DoubleWood” 12-year-old single malt. Who knew roasted mussels and whisky would make such good friends? Not “any” whisky of course but this pedigree which has been matured in two wood types: a traditional oak cask and an European oak sherry cask, each stage affording its own special qualities to the malt. Smooth and oh, so mellow with a nutty sweetness and that underlying sherry flavour; we were fast becoming The Balvenie admirers. Pork sous vide with butter, herbs, carrot puree and tomato relish then hit the table with another wee gram, this time my favourite of the evening, a “Caribbean Cask” 14-year-old. This particular malt had been matured in traditional oak casks for 14 years and then finished in Caribbean casks that had previously held rum. Malt master David Stewart then filled the casks with his own blend of select West Indian rums and when he decided it was enough the casks were emptied and filled with the 14-year-old spirit. The result is unbelievable, rich, sweet and creamy with a soft and lingering finish. Eaten with the buttery pork and a quite delicious tomato relish it was alike to a walk in the Highlands with a glass of The Balvenie in hand. I apologise for gushing – you really should have been there. Lastly the Clan Leader was introduced – a “DoubleWood” 17-year-old single malt. It gains its

Pork sous vide with butter, herbs, carrot puree and tomato relish

Planning for an unforgettable date or planning a perfect moment to propose to your partner? Celebrate love and treat your special someone to an intimate dinner under the stars. Enjoy a breathtaking view while a personal butler serves your meal on the Royal Wing Beach. Western Set Menu Package: 4,500 baht ++ (3-course) or 5,000 baht ++ (4-course) per couple, Thai Set Menu Package: 4,300 baht ++ (3-course) or 4,600 baht ++ (4-course) per couple, and BBQ Selection Package 2,500 baht per couple. Booking needs to be done 24 hours in advance subject to availability and weather conditions. For more information or to book, contact 039 350 421 or email ultimate@royalcliff.com.

name from having being matured in two distinct casks: a traditional whisky cask followed by a shorter period in an European sherry cask. The taste is elegant and complex with shades of vanilla and honey with just a hint of green apples. Grilled lamb tenderloin with prune sauce proved the perfect partner to this aged gentlemen of the glen. More “Slainte” followed and connoisseurs and novices, swirled, sipped and swallowed further into the night. In closing, a favourite Scottish toast for all you new and old The Balvenie drinkers out there: May the best ye’ve ever seen. Be the worst ye’ll ever see. Dicey Reilly’s Pub & Eatery AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa 218/2-4 Moo 10 Pattaya Second Road Open 8 am to midnight Tel: 038 411 755 Email: diceyspub@avanihotels.com www.diceyspub.com

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya is giving away free stays To celebrate the hotel’s first birthday, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya is giving away free stays by the sea for every 8,000 baht spent at any of its restaurants and bars throughout July 2017. Dine in style with your partner, family or friends, and receive a complimentary one-night stay from July 1 to September 30, 2017 in a Deluxe Sea View Room overlooking the indigo waters of the Gulf of Siam. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, call 033 078 888, email hotel.pattaya@movenpick.com or visit www.movenpick.com/pattaya.

Catamaran – Island Dream at Royal Cliff

Neil Strachan, The Balvenie Brand Ambassador, Southeast Asia

Sail away to the beautiful Coral island on Royal Cliff's Catamaran – Island Dream. The 120-seat Catamaran offers guests ample space for sunbathe and a bar area to sip your favorite cocktail. The hotel can also arrange private group excursions, catering, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Had a long set of meetings at the venues? The hotel can provide a sunset cocktail or dinner cruise option for your hardworking group. Package starts at 90,000 baht. Available from 8 am and returns at sunset. For more information, contact 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email gro-main@royalcliff.com.


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STONEFISH WINE TASTING Venued at Wave Hotel, Pattaya Beach Road

The award-winning wine company Stonefish International from the Hunter Valley in Australia with support from Wine Dee Dee Pattaya Co., Ltd. hosted a delightful wine tasting evening venued at the Wave Hotel on Pattaya Beach Road. The well-known company presented six of their most successful labels to accompany the canapés from the kitchens of the Wave Hotel. Founded in 2000 by Peter Papanikitas, the winery strives to produce vintages that exhibit all the attributes that make viniculture in Australia a global phenomenon. Peter is an extremely experienced and passionate winemaker and his presence at the event contributed greatly to its success. The vinous event set sail at sunset with the melodious tones of a live duo with canapés and a glass of bubbling Stonefish Gold Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Adelaid Hills SA. This popular party wine is a premium sparkler with an all-embracing appeal. The fresh bouquet is enhanced by stone fruit and even strawberry flavours complemented by a soft mild palate with a creamy finish. A flute of Stonefish bubbly sipped overlooking the bay of Pattaya as the sun slipped over the horizon was a sensational start to the evening as the tables started to fill and the talented duo swung into their repertoire. The next pouring of the evening was a Stonefish Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Margaret River. A fresh and lively white to suit all occasions with a special affinity for pairing with seafood and light prawn dishes. Chef had prepared miniature prawn skewers scattered with fresh chilli and a shrimp salsa accompanied by a tricoloured bell pepper salad. The Gold Medal Winner (China Wine & Spirits) Chardonnay 2016, Margaret River was an extremely popular glass of delightful flavours with a palate of citrus and peach to the fore but with hints of soft spice. Grilled scallops with an orange sauce and crab cake mayonnaise married well. It was now time to pour the reds Peter Papanikitas, owner director of Stonefish Wines

Relax, heal and rejuvenate with a perfect combination of eastern and western style massage. You will also experience an exfoliating body scrub with a blend of Thai herbs that will hydrate, nourish and revitalize your skin. East Meets West combines five different massage techniques: Royal Thai Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Lomi Lomi Nui and Swedish Massage that will ensure the complete relaxation of your body and mind. Priced at 4,300 baht per person for East Meets West Scrub and Massage (120 minutes) and 3,500 baht per person for East Meets West Massage (90 minutes). Available until August 31, 2017. For enquiries or to book the East Meets West promotion, contact 038 250 421 ext 2828 or email cliffspa@royalcliff.com.

Turn back time with the miracle anti-aging treatment at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central World Is it possible to reset the clock so that we might look younger as we grow older? We cannot avoid aging, but we can slow down the process. For those in need of antiaging, Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World offers a miracle facial treatment “Anti-Aging” to treat everything from fine lines to deep wrinkles to dark spots. Just relax for one hour and let Jurlique Intense Recovery, an intensive facial to treat sun-damaged and nutrient-deprived skin with antioxidants derived from carrot root extract, evening primrose and calendula, does the hard work for you which includes all steps of a usual facial from exfoliation to moisturizing and massage to improve circulation. This facial improves skin firmness, minimises pore size and leaves skin radiant. Finishing touch includes wrinkle-softening cream to soften appearance of fine lines. Have you experienced a Jurlique facial? Make your appointment and let the expert therapists work their magic! Exclusively available at Spa Cenvaree on the 26th floor of Centara Grand at Central World, priced at only 3,000 baht ++ per person. For more information or treatment reservations, contact 02 100 1234 ext 6511, 6516 or email spacgcw@chr.co.th. and the first to appear was another China Gold Medal winner, Stonefish Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Margaret River. A winner, this juicy Merlot with its plum and earthly overtones and lengthy fruit finish was much appreciated for its pleasant light tannins. This was a very popular wine and well received amongst the evenings tasters. Roasted smoked pork with tomato carrot and chicken Miami paired off appropriately with this light Merlot. To finish, a Stonefish Shiraz, Margaret River, SA, had been chosen. A youthful, enthusiastic wine with a ripe palate, well balanced and willing to marry with most foods, especially chef’s mini cheese beef

burgers and cocktail sized beef steak sandwiches. This Double Gold Winner from China Wine & Spirits delightfully brought down the curtain on another successful tasting from the Stonefish portfolio. For more information of Stonefish Wines contact www.stonefishwines. com.au or contact Akkarapong Yuwaphan, Marketing Office at Wine Dee Dee Pattaya Co., Ltd. on 083 090 5492. Wave Hotel Pattaya 310/2 Pattaya Beach Road Tel: 038 410 577 Email: info@wavepattaya.com www.wavepattaya.com

Fly like an Angel and Dance like a Queen at LifeStyles on 26, Centara Grand at Central World Get fit and have fun with two of the most popular fitness classes, Yoga Fly and Zumba, at LifeStyles Fitness Centre on the 26th floor of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World. Forget yoga on the mat and try out Yoga Fly. You can fly, float, and swing your way to a completely new perspective, physique and have fun flying during the challenging Yoga Fly class. Yoga will make you more flexible and reduce stress, as well as make your body strong. More importantly, you can build and tone muscles throughout the body, and your mind will get a workout too. Yoga Fly class is held every Monday from 7:45 to 8:45 pm. Or try Zumba for a fun and challenging workout if you love dancing. Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Do not worry if you do not know how to dance, no dance experience necessary, no fitness experience required! Just keep your whole body to keep your heart rate up and burnout calories; it is healthy, fun, and great for the mind, body and soul! Zumba classes are now available on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Wednesdays from 2 to 3 pm and Thursdays from 8 to 9 pm. Special offers for non-member! Price:400 baht per session or save by buying10 sessions for 3,500 baht or 20 sessions for 6,000 baht. For more information and advance bookings, call 02 100 6299.


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upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya DUNKIRK

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

July 20, 2017 Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance Christopher Nolan Drama | War

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You are more creative and funnier than you think. Prove it to yourself at the Pattaya Players’ monthly free improvisational comedy workshop at Robin Hood Tavern at The Avenue Mall on Pattaya Second Road. Create original theatre comedy instantly under the direction of award-winning playwright and director Sheldon Penner. Play theatre games and perform for one another in a friendly, no-pressure, supportive environment. Everybody welcome, ages 12 or over. No experience necessary. Just the desire to play, laugh and have fun! For dates and more information to reserve a place at the next session, sign up for the Pattaya Improv Meetup at meetup.com, email Sheldon at sheldon@sheldonpenner.com or call him at 092 413 7876.

music / new release

Lust for Life – Lana Del Rey Lust for Life is the upcoming fifth studio album and fourth major-label record by American singer Lana Del Rey to be released on July 21, 2017. The first single, titled "Love", was released worldwide on February 18, 2017, and the album title was announced on March 29, 2017 through a trailer on Lana Del Rey's official Vevo channel on YouTube. The title track, which features Canadian singer The Weeknd, was released on April 19 as the second single. Other featured artists on the album will include Stevie Nicks, Sean Lennon, A$AP Rocky, and Playboi Carti.

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In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

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

Remember back in the day when the Swedish Volvo cars looked like a Lego block carrying the motto “Volvo for life” while playing “Dancing Queen” by ABBA on the CD. Flash forward to 2016 and Volvo’s entirely new architecture four-door, five-seat S90 designed and built in Torslanda, Sweden is launched and receives rave reviews worldwide: a big, prestigious, supremely comfortable, high-tech executive saloon. Now directly competing with the German Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series and Audi A6. Design: Boxiness is gone. The new S90 boasts a long hood with a striking concave grille and the iconic boomerang Thor’s hammer headlight with full active high beam LED lights. Side view: limousine sleek and elegant with matching large 19-inch alloys. The understated wide rear comes with C-shaped LED brake lights. On the deck lid the badges spell it out: VOLVO S90 D4. The latest Swedish automotive design at its best. Interior: The cockpit and passenger space is homage to strippedback Scandinavian expression of understated luxury. The use of unvarnished rare Nordic wood accents feels posh. Fit and finish simply outstanding. Case in point the delicious

super soft Nappa leather upholstery combined with Volvo’s orthopedic, multi-adjustable seats, still the finest in the business, with loads of adjustment on offer and backache isn’t an issue on long trips. The rear seat, with its separate climate zone, will accommodate three tallish passengers. Trunk space 500 liters enough room for the IKEA Markus swivel chair and Billy bookcase in flat packs. The new dashboard comes with a 12.3-inch color graphical driver display. Another detail. No more clutter of too many switches and buttons. The tech inside the Volvo S90 is userfriendly and called Sensus Connect. The highlight is the 9-inch central touchscreen with vertical display. Similar to my new cool iPad 2. S90’s touchscreen provides quick access to navigation, media everything from Bluetooth, radio and phone calls, Apple CarPlay with iPhone compatibility as well as in-car settings for A/C. The S90 audio system is the Bowers & Wilkins, one of the world’s best stereo sound systems pumping out 1,400 watts through 19 loudspeakers with three acoustic modes: Studio, Individual Stage and Gothenburg Concert Hall. This system will blow you away whether you listen to ABBA, Adele, Bach, Miles Davis or Pavarotti!

July 20, 2017 Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen Luc Besson Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture.

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VOLVO’s New S90 Prestige Sedan “Made by Sweden” Volvo Cars High-tech Flagship Shakes Up the Luxury Market

Engine: The Volvo cars years ago used to be powered by 5-cylinder motors. Now, it’s four cylinders, stateof-the-art, turbocharged downsizing. Our S90 D4 Inscription comes with a fuel-efficient twin-turbo clean diesel. Displacement 1,969 cc producing 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque matched to a silky eight-speed auto transmission providing quick shifts during suburban and highway driving. With a choice of three drive modes: Comfort, Eco or Dynamic. Fuel consumption approximately 20 km per liter.

Safety: Who invented the three-point seat belt? Volvo in 1959. In 2004 the BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with radar sensor. Today Volvo’s safety concept is called “IntelliSafe” including the whole safety alphabet soup and more for example: auto braking with pedestrian and large animal detection (moose in Sweden and buffalo in Thailand) which is standard on all S90s. Another feature related to safety is Volvo’s Pilot Assist. Put simply, this semi-autonomous driving system reads the road stripes and traffic ahead and then controls the throttle, brakes and steering. PA operates up to 130 km per hour on marked roads and no longer needs to follow another car. It helps adjust steering to assist keeping the car in the lane. This feature will take the boredom out of long distance driving. Also worth mentioning is the high-resolution 360-degree park assist camera. Drive: Cars are getting smarter at reading the world around us and Volvo is one of the smartest. As a luxury sedan, the S90 is a competent highway cruiser. The front-wheel D4 diesel engine provides plenty of traction.

Our test drive to Hua Hin in heavy weekend traffic the “self-driving”, semiautonomous Pilot Assist impressed me and my navigator. Driving back to back Bangkok in the night. Heavy rain and dark tarmac. Japanese motorbikes without tail lights and pickups with illegal funky blue taillights. Night-time driving on Thai highways and byways is often a challenge. Here Volvo’s super bright LED Active Bending Light provided extra safety. Verdict: The all-new Volvo S90 D4 should be on your test drive list. Great styling, elegant, functional interior and standard semi-autonomous driving system. Style, Safety and LUXURY. A very clever vehicle. But also an enjoyable driver’s car, whether you’re commuting to work or enjoying a weekend getaway. Volvo S90 D4 Inscription Price: 3.99 million baht Engine: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel Power: 190 hp Torque: 400 Nm Transmission: 8-speed auto, front-wheel drive Average fuel consumption: 20 km/l Top speed: 230 km/h www.volvocars.com/en-th


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Centara Sandy Beach Resort Danang

Stunning resort relaunched after major upgrade Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, reopened the Centara Sandy Beach Resort Danang following an extensive renovation and upgrade. The resort offers an excellent location on the white sands and clear waters of Non Nuoc Beach. The site is designed to offer secluded privacy on a private beach, but is conveniently within 20 minutes of Danang’s airport and down-town, two championship golf courses, and the Hoi An World Heritage site. Its beautiful surroundings, combined with the recent improvements make this a destination worth considering for vacationing families, couples or friends, as well as weddings or business events. A choice of accommodations includes rooms, villas and bungalows, with up to 92 sqm of living space. The resort’s newlydesigned premium rooms and suites feature furnished balconies where guests can enjoy views of the East Sea, forested mountains, and 42 acres of manicured gardens. All 198 rooms are just a few steps away from a swimming pool – one in the gardens, the other at the beachfront. For families with young children, Centara offers a children’s pool, Kids’ Club, and babysitting service. Active adults and teens will enjoy the fitness centre, tennis court, games area, and activities such as kayaking, beach volleyball and kite flying. Amenities include Centara’s SPA Cenvaree, a sanctuary set in the tropical gardens that pampers guests with traditional Thai treatments and herbal balms. Centara added two new restaurants, giving the resort a total of five. They range from Ginger and Lime, featuring Thai, Vietnamese and Asian fusion dishes, to the two delightful poolside bars that offer an eclectic array of pizza, gelato, international classics and Vietnamese street food.

Hotel Promotions Amari Phuket kicks off Early Bird promotion Book earlier and save more! Amari Phuket launches the Early Bird promotion with an exclusive deal on rooms. Guests who book early can save up to 15 percent. This advance purchase promotion is available for two different terms. For 60 days’ advance booking, guests will receive 15 percent off whilst for 30 days’ advance booking, guests will receive 10 percent off. The room rate starts from 4,590 baht +++ per room per night and is subject to change without prior notice. This promotion is available until May 31, 2018. The blackout period is December 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018. A full prepayment will be required when booking through www.amari.com. For more information about room reservations, contact 076 340 106-14 ext 8033 and 8034, email reservations.phuket@amari.com or visit www.amari.com/phuket.

Heritage Tour of Hua Hin at Centara Grand Hua Hin Travel back in the 1920s, when Hua Hin was known as the summer destination for the Thai royal family. Like other great destinations, Hua Hin has many stories to tell and now Centara Grand Hua Hin will share some of these stories during their newly introduced Heritage Tour of Hua Hin.

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SPA Cenvaree For weddings and business events, the resort now has two flexible function rooms with seating up to 90, plus outdoor areas popular for large receptions. The garden or beachfront pool areas can accommodate cocktail, banquet or cabaret functions of several hundred guests. The improved resort also offers a library, tour information desk,

complimentary shuttle service to Danang and Hoi An, and free wireless internet. Centara Sandy Beach Resort Danang 21 Truong Sa Road, Hoa Hai Ward Ngu Hanh Son District Da Nang City, Vietnam Tel: +84 236 396 1777 Email: cdv@chr.co.th www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centara/cdv

Guests will have the opportunity to explore and receive information about the four “must-see” cultural and historical attractions in the town such as Wat Ampharam, Chat Chai Market which was named in honour of Prince Burachat Chaiyakorn or the Prince of Kamphaengphet, Hua Hin Railway Station as well as other local favorite food stalls. Completing the tour will be a visit to The Museum at the hotel, which was the original lobby of the Railway Hotel. Now known as the Museum Coffee and Tea Corner the area displays original items from the hotel as well as antiques from a bygone era. The location has also been used as a setting for several Hollywood films; most notably the Oscar nominated “The Killing Fields”. The Museum has now become a popular place for afternoon teas in the colonial elegance overlooking to the magnificent elephant topiary garden. During the tour the guides will point out the most iconic locations for photographs or “selfies” which will continue to promote and preserve the heritage and history of Hua Hin to a new audience. The 60-minute walking tour is complimentary to all hotel guests and takes place weekly. Let the resident staff take you back in time to 1923 when the story of the Railway Hotel first began – “The First-Class Resort in town”. The Heritage Town Tour will take place at the hotel’s lobby every Tuesday from 9:30 am onwards. To reserve or for more information, call 032 512 021-38 or email reservation@chr.co.th.


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Cocktail and Award’s Night at Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien C entara Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to providing exceptional service in unique and sophisticated environments. As a Thai hospitality management and holding company it places a strong emphasis on providing Thai-influenced hospitality and its inimitably warm and gracious service style across all of its brands, whilst embracing, and maintaining a sense of place in, the local environment of each property and resort. Centara has a dynamic portfolio with a mix of resorts and city centre hotels. Currently, there are a total of 66 properties in the domestic and international Centara portfolio, 36 in operation and 30 under development. Operation properties will be opening in year 2017, Centara Grand West Bay Hotel Doha in Qatar, Centara Muscat Hotel in Oman and COSI Samui Chaweng. Centara expect to have more hotels operating in the Maldives by early 2018 and next year will also see the opening of its first resort in China with the 237 room Centara Resort Zhaoqing. This will be followed in 2019 by Centara Villas Zhaoqing. Finally, Centara Grand Beach Resort Jin Tai Hainan will be a new five-star family resort, opening in 2019. A cocktail party at the Poolside Garden started the evening with a special Hawaiian dance by Centra Maris team and fire dance by Thai Destination. A Thank you speech by Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien and Austin Robinson, corporate director operation at East Coast Thailand, ended the party. Centara Hotels and Resorts hold their annual award’s night and it’s the first time Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien was selected as this year’s venue. The event presented five winners for the year 2017 by selected by People Development Committee of Corporate Office.

Manager of the Year Award Award handed by: Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer Winner: Phetcharat Promasit, director of Sales at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

Special Contributions Award Award handed by: Gerd K. Steeb, advisor to the Board Winner: Pattaya Kongmark, assistant executive housekeeper at Centara Karon Resort Phuket

Best International Centara Representative Award Award handed by: David Good, vice president - Operations Winner: Abdulla Shukuree, Restaurant Captain at Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives

Hotel of the year Awards Award handed by: Khunying Sujitra Chirathivat Winner: Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin

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General Manager of the Year Award Award handed by: Suthikiati Chirathivat, chairman of the Board Winner: David Martens, general manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Hua Hin)

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Property

International Property Specialist Course Once again, the Certified International Property Specialists Course (CIPS) returns to Bangkok presented by America’s National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Thailand’s Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association (RESAM). The single-most edifying event in Thailand’s real estate industry unfolds at the Victor Club, FYI Center on Rama 4 in Bangkok August 12 to 16, 2017. Thailand’s RESAM organization-established in 2005 by its first president, Dr. Pairote Sukjan, and the Thailand Real Estate specialist’s committee--are again joining forces

through exhibits and seminars for continued education. RESAM’s president is wellknown industry player Somsak Chutisilp, managing director of BCP Housing Co., Ltd, one of Bangkok’s leading real estate agencies. NAR, the world’s leading real estate alliance, is headquartered in the United States. With 1,269,300 members, it is America’s largest trade organization. Internationally, the National Association of Realtors is made up of 1,200 local associations/ boards with 87 cooperating associations in 66 countries and 3,500 Certified International

with the NAR to offer the world’s most highly-recognized real estate education and business opportunity: the Certified International Property Specialists Training Course. Respected for its depth of work and dedication to the real estate industry overall as well as for its personal support of industry professionals across the region, RESAM now has 120 members, including realtors, brokers/brokerages and developers. Its executive committee consists of 20 professionals representing all sectors of the nation’s real estate industry. The organization was formed to promote better sales and marketing skills and professionalism through direct member interaction as well as

Property Specialists in 45 countries. Next month’s CIPS certification course is designed to expand global knowledge of each participant with a hands-on experience in international real estate transactions, as well as five full days of intensive study focused on transnational transactions and their most critical aspects. Topics include currency and exchange rate issues, cross-cultural relationships, regional market conditions, investment performance, and tax matters, among others. Course titles include Global Real Estate: Local Markets, The Business of U.S. Real Estate, Europe & International Real Estate, Asia/ Pacific & International Real Estate and The Americas & International

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

Real Estate. For more than 10 years now Thailand has had the opportunity to have such esteemed CIPS instructors as Camila Ma, Aida Turbow and David Wyant. Wyant, a 25-year veteran in global marketing, branding and strategic sales, returns to teach the upcoming course August 12 to 16. As a leading NAR member at the institutional level, he serves as a faculty member for CIPS and as a real estate instructor and broker in Florida, where he has served as director, secretary, treasurer and president of that state’s trade association. Wyant was named Realtor® of the Year in 2006 and the NAR CIPS Instructor of the Year in 2009 and 2012. The intensive five-day CIPS training course will certainly go a long way in solving the credibility problems facing many in the Thai real estate industry who do not have the formal real estate education and certification to achieve international recognition. Huge credit must be given to the dynamic Nancy Suvarnamani, the NAR president’s Global Coordinator Asia Pacific, Lebanon and UAE. Suvarnamani is president of Century

Our very special thanks to Clayton Wade, managing director of Pattaya’s Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., for preparing this Pattaya Today column. Clayton Wade is managing director of Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., the Eastern Seaboard’s leader in exclusive property sales and rentals, and managing director of Premier Land and Development Co., Ltd. Clayton Wade has been running Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd., with his wife, Khun Supap, for more than 20 years. He himself has been in the real estate industry for over 30 years, having started his career in the United States where he was licensed and practiced both real estate sales and property management in Seattle, Washington. Wade is a Certified International Property

21 Chicago, a brokerage with more than 100 agents. Without the input, representation and magnitude of her hard work, this course simply would never have happened. She assisted RESAM in getting special scholarship funding and provided the connections to execute the CIPS training course here. She has made many trips to Thailand from America to ensure every detail. The CIPS training course in 2013 enrolled 58 industry professionals; in 2015 there were 34. The week-long program culminated with a gala dinner and certificate presentation ceremony. It was one of the most ‘feel good’ networking events I have witnessed, with everyone pleased with themselves for having passed and for having met so many fantastic fellow real estate professionals from Chiang Rai to Phuket and the rest of Thailand--not to mention several students from America. Pattaya was represented by a huge contingent of students; the Pattaya Real Estate Brokers Association had more than 10 students including the local Russian community. All were certified. Actually, I also took the

Specialist (CIPS) and a CIPS certification instructor with the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States. He is an instructor with the Thailand Real Estate and Business School (TREBS) and heads the International Marketing Committee as vice president for the Real Estate Sales and Marketing Association of Thailand. He also is a council member with the Gerson Lehrman Group, the New York-based international research and consulting firm, and is a registered consultant with the Coleman Research Group in Hong Kong. He has been a national panel judge with the Thailand Property Awards for 10 years. Having done business successfully in the Eastern Seaboard/Pattaya area for over 20 years, Clayton Wade is known throughout the Asia-Pacific region for his public speaking and television presentations as well as

certification course in October 2013 for a second time as I was asked by Nancy Suvarnamani to participate in the CIPS Instructors Training course. I was subsequently appointed as an official CIPS instructor and audited my first class as an instructor in 2015. Next month I will serve as David Wyant’s assistant instructor. NAR has only 47 registered CIPS instructors--six of whom are outside the US. It will be a tremendous plus for Thailand and Asia to have a certified CIPS instructor in our area. With such educational events and the opportunity of continued instruction and education from local real estate practitioners, Thailand has a great future as a hub for Asian real estate education and development. A big thank you and a big bravo to RESAM president Somsak Chutisilp, and a very special show of gratitude to Nancy Suvarnamani for bringing all of this to Thailand. Thailand real estate…bigger, better and smarter than ever! If you would like to participate in this upcoming Certified International Property Specialist Training Course, please email: clayton@premierinternational.com or call +66 (0)81-634-2915.

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


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

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by Magna Carta Law Office

Litigation in Thailand What is litigation? Litigation is the process of taking a case to a court of law or carrying on a lawsuit for settling controversies or disputes so that a judgment can be made. What courts deal with civil and criminal cases? The general courts are ordinary courts which have authority to try and adjudicate criminal and civil cases. Those courts are: • Civil Courts • Criminal Courts • Provincial Courts • Municipal Courts (Kwaeng Courts) Under Thai Law, the plaintiff must bring a civil case to the court where the cause of action arises or where the defendant is domiciled. Where an immovable property is involved, the plaintiff has to bring a lawsuit to the court where such property is situated, or where the defendant is domiciled. As regards criminal cases, the court in a district where an offence has been committed, alleged or believed to have been committed, or where an accused resides or is arrested, or where an inquiry official conducts an inquiry, has jurisdiction over the cases. The primary function of Municipal Courts is to dispose of small cases quickly with minimum formality and expense. The jurisdiction of these courts covers both criminal and civil cases. Criminal cases fallen in the jurisdiction must deal with the criminal offence punishable with a maximum of three years imprisonment, or fine not exceeding 60,000 baht or both. For civil cases, the amount of claims must not exceed 300,000 baht. The proceeding in Municipal Courts is emphasized on the speedy trial; therefore, the trial is more simple and oral judgment or summarized judgment may be issued. How long will my case take if it goes through the litigation process? Each case is different. The length of the litigation procedure depends on the complexity of the legal issues and facts. The volume of cases being handled by the court also affects the process. Some lawsuits can be resolved quickly, whereas others may take several years to conclude.

Is there an alternative to filing a lawsuit? There are different alternatives to filing a lawsuit, depending on the legal situation. Mediation and arbitration are two of the several Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods for settling disputes without resorting to lawsuits. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. It typically includes early neutral evaluation, negotiation, conciliation, mediation, and arbitration.

Mediating a case before filing a lawsuit enables the parties to present their case to a neutral third person who assists in finding mutually acceptable agreements before any money is spent on litigation. What is the difference between arbitration and mediation? Mediation is a form of dispute resolution facilitated by a neutral third person who assists the disputing parties in finding mutually acceptable solutions. It gives the parties the opportunity to discuss and clear their issues and find areas of agreement. If the parties reach an amicable solution, they may enter into a binding and enforceable compromise agreement. If those involved in a dispute cannot resolve it by mediation, they often submit it to arbitration. Arbitration takes place out of court. The disputing parties select an impartial third party, known as an arbitrator. Disputing parties agree in advance to comply with the arbitrator’s decision then participate in an informal hearing at which both sides can present evidences and testimony. The arbitrator’s decision is usually final, and courts rarely reexamine it. Can I file a lawsuit at any time? Lawsuits must be filed before the statute of limitations. What should I do if I get sued? It is important that you have an appropriate legal counsel to comprehensively and competently evaluate your case at an early stage. Defendants usually have a specific period of time to respond.

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Special Feature Hilton Pattaya Wins Thailand’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2017

Hilton Pattaya has been named Thailand’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2017 by World Travel Awards. World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of travel, tourism and hospitality industry. The awards were categorized into three levels: country, continent and world. The winners of each category were selected from online voting from qualified people within

the tourism industry and customers. Hilton Pattaya is a stylish hotel, soaring 34 levels above CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, Southeast Asia's largest beachfront shopping complex. Hilton Pattaya offers contemporary luxury alongside instant access to local beaches, shops, restaurants and attractions. The hotel's unique design includes an elegant, transitional ground floor

lobby. Guest rooms are all generously sized, with spectacular bay views. Three restaurants and two bars offer ocean views, indoor and outdoor dining options and the best in delicious, contemporary cuisine. The infinity edge pool, spa and health club are set among idyllic gardens and feature spacious sundecks and stunning views. There are two floors of state-of-the-art meeting facilities and business centre.

New director of sales and marketing at Dusit Thani Pattaya Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Neoh Kean Boon appointed Onanong Keawngamdee as director of sales and marketing of the Thai brand resort under the wing of the ever expanding Dusit Hotels and Resorts. Onanong started her career in hospitality at Dusit Thani Bangkok where in a span of six years she worked in guest relations, banquet, catering and sales. She was also part of the pre-opening team for Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit and her more than 20 years of sales related experience were gained from working for Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok, Conrad Bangkok, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Crystal Design Centre and JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok. Prior to her new role, she was the director of sales and

marketing of the Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok. Her strengths include creating strategies to match the market trend as well as analyzing market intelligence in order to understand competitors' standing and maximize revenue from all available business opportunities.


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Business News Thai culinary innovators Mango Tree Worldwide launch wicked new tastes and wild new menus in Taiwan Innovative restaurant operator Mango Tree Worldwide is bringing its stylish brand of Thai food to Taiwan with the opening of two outlets in the capital Taipei in the second half of this year as it looks to emulate its huge success in Japan where it now has 23 outlets. A host of innovations are in store for Taipei’s foodies with a seafood ice bar and numerous Thai twists such as flatbreads, bao’s and small plates for sharing while introducing dishes such as Thai Jungle Curry as Mango Tree lives Thailand’s legendary street-food legacy. Global Managing Director Trevor MacKenzie recently inked a deal with newly established Mango Tree F&B Co., Ltd to launch one each of its fastest growing brands Mango Tree Bistro and Mango Tree Café as the Mango Tree brand enters Taiwan for the first time. “We’re really pleased to be introducing Mango Tree into Taiwan,” MacKenzie. “We have been eyeing the market for many years, but it is always the case of finding the right partner and having the brands for the market as we know Taipei is a great foodie city. “I’m confident that we have this now and with Taiwan’s familiarisation with Thai food and its love of Thai culture – shown by the million plus tourists who visit each year – we are expecting a strong and long term relationship with the

market and our new partners.” The first outlet to open in August will be Mango Tree Seafood Bistro. Designed in classical colonial décor, the 105-seat restaurant located in the elegant Da Chi district, will blend traditional and modern Thai, with Western dishes. The menu selection will consist of 50 percent seafood and 35 percent meat and 15 percent vegetarian dishes, with shrimps, clams and fish available on the ice cold bar. Single dishes cater to the lunch crowd with a Seafood & Salad bar with Thai, Japanese and Italian dressings. Small plates (Tapas style) which will start from Happy Hour (5 to 7:30 pm) at the bar, and later as starters for the main dining room. Main dishes will feature less refined, more hearty street-like food. In 2017, Bangkok was voted the best street-food city in the world and Mango Tree would like to continue to live this legacy. The second outlet is expected to open in November. “We are very much looking forward to bringing the exciting Mango Tree Thai restaurant brand to Taiwan,” said director Coning

Yu. “For me this is a brand that represents the genuine and truly authentic flavours of Thai food and delivering them through fun, modern and creative concepts in terms of restaurant design, presentation and a tantalising Thai twist. For us this is also just the start as we fully intend to extend the numbers of outlets around the city and into secondary destinations as we secure sites and the brand gains greater recognition among diners.” Mango Tree restaurants can be found in many of the world’s major capital cities including London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka across four brands formats – Mango Tree, Mango Tree Bistro, Mango Tree Café and Mango Tree Kitchen. The leading Thai food franchise group operates 42 outlets worldwide, as well as 24 COCA Restaurants, its sister brand, for a total of 66. By 2020 the group expects to operate a total of 100 outlets worldwide. Mango Tree Café is the leading individual brand with 14 outlets across Asia, with Japan having the largest total number of restaurants at 23 outlets.

Centara wins recognition of Chinese guests with “Best City Hotel” Award Over 10 million Chinese tourists visit Thailand each year. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) polled many of them for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards and Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World was voted “Best City Hotel.” The poll, just completed in June, is evidence of Chinese visitors’ growing importance to Thailand, and Centara’s success in meeting their needs. Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, is making a concerted effort to appeal to Chinese guests. Their 66 deluxe and first-class properties

includes 43 Thailand hotels across all major tourist destinations and another 23 located in prominent international destinations. The award-winner, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, is one of the group’s premier properties, located in the heart of Bangkok’s central shopping district and integrated with a popular convention and shopping complex. Centara also operates properties in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Oman. The group offers diverse formats -- integrating multi-ethnic restaurants, Thai spas, Kids’ Clubs, water parks, and other innovative

features – that appeal to couples, individuals, families, and business professionals. Thailand’s famous hospitality culture is also a key ingredient of the brand’s recipe for success. Most Centara hotels and resorts have Chinese-speaking staff and serve Chinese meals including breakfast. Centara offers Chinese information about its hotels and destinations, promotions, and online booking on its official website, which is now hosted in China for optimum speed.The group also accepts the popular Chinese payment channel UnionPay, in addition to major credit cards, and is active on China’s leading social media applications, Wiebo and WeChat. The Centara management team led by Tom Thrussell, vice president of marketing, Paul Wilson, vice president of sales and Harry Thaliwal, group director of operations, recently completed a roadshow that included five major Chinese cities and Hong Kong. The tour raised awareness of the Centara brand and shared news of the group’s expansion plans into China and the Middle East with members of China’s travel industry and key trade and consumer media.

Cachet Hospitality Group introduces executive management team Cachet Hospitality Group (CHG) is pleased to introduce its new executive team that will lead the company as it rapidly grows its portfolio across Asia. With a combined decades of experience in hospitality, brand development and industry innovation, Kimy Chen, Wouter Banning and Jitsak LimPakornkul are uniquely positioned to guide the Cachet Hospitality Group forward as it expands and enhances its collection of innovative lifestyle hotels and resorts. Leading the team is Kimy Chen, president of Southeast Asia. Chen has helped to grow the CHG brand in greater China, having successfully negotiated the acquisition of JIA Shanghai and other high-profile projects. She grew up as a member of a prominent real estate family, and has enhanced that upbringing with valuable hands-on experience as a sales and marketing associate at Sheraton Taipei and Jumeirah Dubai. Chen holds a B.A. in Hotel Management from Bond University and a Master’s in Marketing Management from Griffith University in Australia. She is fluent in several languages and is actively involved in philanthropic causes. Wouter Andre Banning, vice president of Operations Southeast Asia, is a seasoned hospitality executive with more than 20 years of management experience at hotels, resorts and serviced residences around the world. With a focus on exceeding guest expectations, Banning has developed and managed operational, sales, marketing and human resources for a variety of fourand five-star hotels. He has particular expertise in working with brands and properties during the pre-opening, reopening and opening phases, which makes him well suited to help guide operations for Cachet’s expansion plans. He served as general manager for the opening of The Imperial Heritage and The Orchard Wellness and Health Resort in Malaysia and as group general manager for Sunshine Hotel and Resorts, which operates seven branded properties in Thailand. As general manager at Fraser Residence Shanghai, he oversaw the closure and renovation of the 324room property. Upon re-opening, the Fraser saw a substantial boost in guest satisfaction on key surveys. He also served as general manager at Fraser Place Central Seoul and Fraser Resort Pattaya. Prior to Fraser, he served in management positions at hotels and

resorts in The Netherlands, United States and Thailand. Banning is a native of The Netherlands. Jitsak Lim-Pakornkul brings over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his role as vice president of Brand Marketing, Southeast Asia. He brings extensive expertise in branding and marketing, most recently with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He developed and executed marketing programs that enhanced brand identity and awareness as senior brand manager, Guest Experience and Standards, Asia Pacific for aloft hotels, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheraton and Westin hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific and was a key member of the opening team for W Retreat Koh Samui and other Starwood properties across Thailand and Southeast Asia. Lim-Pakornkul also served as general manager for several hotels including Villa Zolitude Resort and Spa, Hotel IKON Phuket and Sireeampan Resort and Spa Chiang Mai. He holds a BA in Occidental Language from Chulalongkorn University and completed a full year of training in fashion design at the Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore. He resides in Bangkok and is currently furthering his studies in digital marketing.

“China now represents our most significant inbound market and the numbers will continue to rise”, said Tom Thrussell. “We are committed to developing a deep understanding of Chinese guests’ needs and by visiting key Chinese cities and

partners, engaging with our guests and soliciting feedback, we are able to communicate more effectively, better meet their travel needs and ultimately equipped ourselves to manage successful properties in China itself.”


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Business News Nakhon Phanom selected as venue for Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 by Tourism Authority of Thailand

Thailand’s Northeastern or Isan province of Nakhon Phanom has been chosen as the host venue for the Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) 2018. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports proposed Nakhon Phanom as an ideal host venue for the event because the province’s eastern border is the Mekong River itself and this influences the culture of the region. Nakhon Phanom, which means “The City of Mountains”, is being promoted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as an up-andcoming tourist destination in Isan, as the province boasts modern infrastructure with convenient road and air connections. The 3rd Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge across the Mekong connects Nakhon Phanom with Lao PDR’s Thakhek Khammouane region, and there are daily Nok Air and Thai AirAsia flights to and from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor said, “Nakhon Phanom, which borders the Mekong River, is an ideal venue for this regional conference. The province offers amazing Mekong scenery and culture, and of course, the warm Isan hospitality. We’re excited to showcase this lovely province to delegates of the MTF 2018.” Nakhon Phanom offers many beautiful and timeless natural and cultural attractions such as the annual illuminated boat procession in October to mark the end of Buddhist Lent (Ok Phansa) and the folk culture of the local Phu Thai ethnic group. The Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge also contributes to cross-border trade and tourism by making it easy for tourists looking to visit both Lao PDR and Thailand to explore the Mekong culture. In Nakhon Phanom city itself, there are many attractions for tourists including temples such as Wat Phra

That Phanom, which was built in the local style and is one of the most important temples in Isan. Other attractions include the Provincial Governor’s Residence Museum with its neo-Colonial architecture and Mekong Underwater World, which teaches visitors about the underwater life and ecosystems of the river. In terms of accommodation, Nakhon Phanom has a good range of high-quality hotels with the more upmarket hotels offering Mekong River views. There has been an increase in people visiting Nakhon Phanom for meetings and conferences, and Nakhon Phanom University participates in the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s MICE Curriculum Programme, ensuring that the region will have professional meeting and events expertise on hand as the sector grows. Organised by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, the MTF gives stakeholders in the region, both public and private, a platform for joint discussions on the promotion and marketing of travel and tourism to and within the GMS countries – Cambodia, China’s Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces, Lao PDR., Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The forum also promotes sustainable growth in the industry and invites keynote speakers to talk on tourism issues. MTF was first organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in 1996 and the hosting rotated among GMS nations until 2005. The event was revived by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office in 2010 and is now held annually. MTF was most recently held in Thailand in 2012 in the northern province of Chiang Rai. Last year, the Forum was held in June in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.

Traveliko Online Portal wins Digital Innovation Award Socially and environmentally conscious online travel portal and hotel booking platform, traveliko, received a Digital Innovation Award at the recent Digi.travel Thailand International Conference and Expo held in Bangkok. The newly launched portal offers hotels and travellers a groundbreaking approach to online travel, giving more freedom and support to hotels while also providing guests with the opportunity to make a difference in the destinations they choose to travel. “Our team worked for three years to develop traveliko in order to meet the needs of today’s sophisticated, tech savvy, socially conscious travellers. We are honoured and delighted that its value is already being recognized within the travel industry with this Digital Innovation Award,” said Yann Gouriou, cofounder and chief operations officer of traveliko. “We want to provide an alternative booking option for travellers while supporting hotels with lower commission rates, and giving back to the communities our customers are visiting.” Traveliko takes a flat 10 percent commission on all hotel bookings, a rate significantly lower than most other OTAs. The company then encourages its hotel partners to pass the savings onto their guests in the

form of added benefits and services, it is also committed to supporting local communities and projects in the countries where it offers hotel accommodation. Users can donate 20 percent of the net commission from each booking to projectoriented charities. “The Digital Innovation Asia (DIA) Awards are dedicated to supporting digital adoption and growth within the travel and tourism industry,” explained Jens Thraenhart, founder of DIA. “As a newcomer to the market, traveliko has already started to make a name for itself and help push the envelope when it comes to offering hotels and travellers a unique and empowering booking platform.” In addition to the fourth

Digital Innovation Asia Awards, the second annual Digi.travel Thailand International Conference and Expo 2017, organised by Travel Media Applications in cooperation with PATA Thailand Chapter, featured a number of workshops and break-out sessions. Gouriou was one of the guest speakers at the conference where he introduced the traveliko concept and explained its disruptive approach to online travel. “Traveliko is proving to be a popular alternative,” he explaind. “We launched in May and already have agreements with a number of international hospitality companies, along with smaller chains and independently-owned hotels, in nine Southeast Asian countries.”

Royal Cliff hosts successful TISCO Wealth Enhancement Program 5 Royal Cliff Hotels Group was recently the chosen venue for the TISCO Wealth Enhancement Program (WEP 5). For the first time, TISCO WEP members gathered at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group for this two-day event which was aimed to continue to grow and develop the relationship of members of each WEP generation. On the first day, under the theme ‘Under the Deep Blue Sea’, WEP5 members participated in fun activities at the Orchid Ballroom of the Royal Cliff Grand Hotel where they enjoyed the services and facilities provided by the hotel. On the second day, members from WEP 1-4 also joined the special dinner held at the Head of State Chamber.


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Business News Thailand Shopping and Meetinthailand.com Dining Paradise 2017 being rolls out nationwide promoted in Mae Sot by Tourism Authority of Thailand, www.TATnews.org

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is promoting crossborder shopping and travel in the busy border town of Mae Sot in Tak province, as part of the Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 campaign to enhance the popularity of Thailand as a destination for people who love great shopping, delicious food and unbeatable bargains, as well as to boost the number of intra-ASEAN travellers through special events in four other cities in Thailand’s Special Economic Zone. The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 at Mae Sot is taking place from June 1 to July 31. Korawit Wongprasert, TAT executive director of the Tourism Investment Department, said “The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 at Mae Sot is aimed at encouraging Thais and foreigners, especially from Myanmar, to visit

Mae Sot, an economic border of Tak, and shop while enjoying local attractions and food. We also take this opportunity to showcase Tak’s great potential for cross-border trade and tourism to investors and traders from Myanmar.” TAT in collaboration with the Tak Provincial Commerce Office and Tak Chamber of Commerce has invited 16 investors and traders from Myanmar to attend the business visits as well as a three-day/twonight familiarisation trip from June 29 to July 1. Participants travelled to Tak from Myawaddy via the ThaiMyanmar Friendship Bridge. The Myanmar investors and traders had the chance to join a business networking with Thai tourism and trade professionals, participate in the opening ceremony of the Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 at Mae Sot, and visit Tak’s various attractions. They also had the chance to visit Mae Sot’s shopping facilities and

savour Thai food at the many wellknown restaurants. As well as Mae Sot, TAT also organised special Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 events in Sa Kaeo’s Aranyaprathet district (bordering Cambodia) on June 1617, Songkhla’s Hat Yai district on June 10, and Khon Kaen’s Mueang district on July 1-2. The Thailand Shopping and Dining Paradise 2017 takes place throughout the country through July 31.

Vietjet Thailand boosts customer convenience with new call center

Vietjet Thailand further improves customer service by upgrading its call center to support an ever-growing customer base via the new call center number of 02 089 1909. Customers may check for bookings, promotions, make reservations, and additional services including baggage allowance, seats selection and pre-booked meals for their flights. The new call center also features increased telephone lines to better assist customers and provide service as quickly as possible. The new call center of Vietjet Thailand operates seven days a week from 8 am to 10 pm. Customers are able to pay by credit cards over the phone or other forms of payment at ticket offices. In addition, service counters are available at major international airports including Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, to support passengers on-site.

The rolling launch of meetinthailand.com, Thailand’s first and only in-depth, interactive online portal for the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry – has now been completed, following its ‘soft’ regional launch in Phuket in November 2016. According to Grenville Fordham, founder and managing director of Image Asia Events (IMAGE asia), the company behind meetinthailand. com, the website now hosts detailed business profiles of approximately 600 MICE suppliers, including 320 hotels with MICE facilities, as well as exhibition/convention centres, DMCs, tour operators, event organisers, restaurants and more – spread across nine areas of the country: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket and Koh Samui plus the wider regions of central, north, northeast and south Thailand. “Obviously, we’re still in the early stages of reaching out to national and international MICE buyers – who this MICE portal is designed for – but even during our rolling launch phase, we’re seeing satisfying growth in visitors per month (at around 250 percent from January to June 2017) to what is, after all, a very niche website,” said Markus Vogt, Image Asia’s business development manager who leads the MICE project team. According to Vogt, the next phase of development is about encouraging more hotels, venues and other suppliers to upgrade their profiles to include more detailed information, multimedia products and downloadable brochures, menus, etc, while ramping up the promotion to MICE buyers using a combination of industry targeted marketing and SEO tools. “Our objective is to give venues and suppliers in Thailand’s MICE and weddings industries an opportunity to showcase their offerings in a detailed, searchable, multimedia environment, which they can access and update themselves using comprehensive, secure back end tools,” said Vogt, adding, “For buyers in these industries, meetinthailand.com represents a unique opportunity to preselect venues and other event suppliers – based on easily accessible, hard information.”

This comprehensive website is not just about providing information. The range of buyers’ ‘tools’ is also impressive. There’s a buyers’ ‘Wish List’ (a kind of shopping basket) that allows you to save possible options as you browse and – really important – your choices are saved for next time you log on. Then there’s the automated ‘Request For Proposal’ (RFP) feature that sends a detailed enquiry direct to your short list of suppliers in the ‘Wish List’ with a single click – a real timesaver. The last item in the toolkit is the interactive checklist that helps you keep track – all in the same secure online location – of all the details while planning an event. The online ‘toolkit for buyers and suppliers’ and the supplier business profiles are not all. The website is a continuously updated source of destination information, as well as tips and tricks for a successful event in Thailand. Last but not least, there are news pages that represent an impressive aggregator of news relevant to anyone planning an event in Thailand. “I’ve seen event buyers waste time and money on inspection trips to Thailand, armed with inadequate information,” said Fordham, adding, “The fundamental proposition of meetinthailand.com is that no buyer should need to travel to Thailand on an inspection trip without a meaningful shortlist of venues, suppliers and opportunities preselected on the basis of comprehensive, up-to-date information – and with a file of real time quotations/proposals in hand.”


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Boat for Sale

K a y a k f o r Sa l e . Ne w shipment of Bic Spor t Kayaks. Starting at 14,500 THB and package deals available. Located at Ocean Marina. Call 094 552 0829. 1990 Arriva 24ft Ski/ Offshore Boat For Sale. This is 1 of 200 24ft Arriva’s (sports division of Bayliner) built. There are 5 of these imported to Thailand in the late 90’s. This boat is fully restored with an all new custom built 454, 420 HP Chevrolete Engine. Bravo 1 Drive. Other features include: New Upholstery, All exterior in As New condition. Original Paint, Less than 100 total hours of use since built, Less than 50 hours on new engine, Galvanized Ta n d e m A x l e s p r u n g trailer, Thai Registration, Windlass Anchor, Complete new wiring and gauges, New Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Roller Rockers, Eldelbrook Manifolds & Rocker Covers. Reduced from US$40,000 for fast sale US$ 35,000. Contact: info@ driftersbeachcafe.com

Business Opportunities

STARS RESORT (near Pheonix Golf Course) for sale or rent. Ideal as a private club, tourist, golf or retirement centre. A secluded resort with a swimming pool and eight villas set in tropical gardens all with en suite and resort

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

a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com ( p t m b o - s n 1 3 1 5 ) Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-c0015)Business Partner required. 50% share in busy prestigious beachfront bar on Dongtan Beach, Jomtien. 8 bedrooms, bar & restaurant, work permit available, new lease. Call Colin on 084 350 9304 (ptmbo-sn1115)Resort for Sale. A beautiful resort set in over 2 Rai of land in a tranquil area of Pattaya, but within 20 minutes drive of the town centre. The resort comprises of 9 (nine) chalets, a swimming pool, a large clubhouse/bar/restaurant with full kitchen facilities and seating for over 100 customers + 2 staff rooms. The land is leasehold with 11 years still remaining. The lease has been registered in a company name at the land office. The land rent is paid annually and is fixed for the full term of the lease at an exceptional rate. There is room for expansion and building permits can be obtained to build a further 9 chalets. This is a rare business opportunity and viewing is highly recommended. The business comes with a limited company. Sale Price: THB 7.80 million. Owner Finance Available. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com.

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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

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Houses for Sale

Single-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 185.5 sq. wah, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. The house has been for sale at 7.5 million baht. However, it has now dropped to 4.9 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. Luxury Pool Villa For Rent Bang Saray. Detached stylish 320 sqm 3 bedroom pool villa on 500 Tw located in a quiet residential area. Boasting three plus one bedrooms and three plus one bathrooms, incorporating master bedroom suite that has a spiral staircase to first floor multi-purpose room and balcony, fabulous European kitchen with plenty of cupboards and quality appliances, spacious lounge/ dining, large storage room,

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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

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the property is also fully air conditioned. Outside of the property there is well presented garden, tropical fish pond at the front of the house, gazebo, various fruit trees and a 5 x 8 meter private swimming pool with waterfall and hot tub and car parking. Call +66 (0)38 250 944 or +66 (0)856 981 023 House for Sale. Land Area: 198 Talangwah, 4 bedrooms with A/C, 4 bathrooms with hot water, one Jacuzzi, 2 living rooms, dining room, office room, 9 Airconditioning u n i t s , Eu r o p e a n s t y l e kitchen, separate bar, salt water swimming pool with outdoor shower, picnic area and verandah by the pool, fully furnished, double pane windows throughout, solar water heater for kitchen and bathrooms, alarm and CCTV, automatic outdoor lights, remote control gate. Government water and well water for the pool and garden. Minimum 50% down payment and 7% year interest on the balance for two years. 14 Million Baht. Call 094 557 3013 Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 9.5 million baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2567) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior

space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3644) Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6422) Gre a t D e a l Ho m e i n Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 2 5 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 4 + 1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846)


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Houses for Sale

Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Se l l i n g Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035) Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 2 0 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 5 + 1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 6 6 0 Sq m . Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6363)

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Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075)

Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465) Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 3 6 0 Sq m . Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.

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

Houses for Rent

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

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Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by

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Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1168) Spacious 4 bedroom home with large private pool! Rental Price 100,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/ 4+1 Bathrooms, 500 Sqm/ 1 Rai, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR1601) Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Rental Price 50,000 baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2567) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)


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Condos for Sale

V N 3 Condo Pattaya. The V N Residence 3 condo has is located in the quiet and peaceful Prathumnak Road Soi 5. The condominium has 53 apartments spread over 7 floors, a basement parking lot, rooftop common area with swimming pool, gym and relaxation area. 3x1 Bedroom condos ONLY 2.79 MB per unit. 60% finance is available subject to terms and conditions. Call +66 (0)38 250 944 or +66 (0)856 981 023 The Cloud Condominium – Pratumnak. 2 Bedrooms 48 Sqm From 4.32 MB. Up To 60% Finance Available (subject to t&c’s). Features Include: 24/7 CCTV & Security, Fire Alarms & Escapes, Smoke Detectors With Sprinkler Systems, Atrium Garden, Infinity

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Pool, Modern Bathroom Facilities, Sky Gym, Sauna & Steam Room, Underground Car Parking, Key Card Entry System. Call +66 (0)38 250 944 or +66 (0)856 981 023 Incredible Sea Views and Right on the Beachfront! You will be impressed by this spacious 200 square meter fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo apartment with gorgeous sea views. It is a very good value for someone looking for a great beachfront home or a great rental property. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For

appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667) Sp a c i o u s 1 B e d r o o m Pratamnak Hill Condo! Selling Price 2.95 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 39 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or

visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3478) Sa n c t u a r y C o n d o f o r Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2548) Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom,

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155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 10.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 68 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2507) B e a c h f ro n t L i v i n g i n Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185)

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

Condos for Rent

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084)

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 Rent

Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1866)

Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 45,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 99 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1255) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 1 B e d r o o m / 1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284) G o r g e o u s Pe n t h o u s e Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the

Apartment for Rent

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

Land for Sale

Land For Sale Bang Saray. Sensational 30 Rai (48,000 sqm ) of prime land located in the area of Bhudda Mountain ( Khao Chi Chan ) Silver Lake Bang Saray. Fast appreciating area with sealed roads and all utilities available. New golf course close by, wineries, new resorts and hotels currently under construction in this beautiful location. Only 30 minutes drive from Central Pattaya with easy access to all major highways to Rayong a n d B a n g k o k . Ut a p a o

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international airport is only a 15 minute drive. A truly breathtaking parcel of land in a prime location that comes up for sale once in a lifetime. Call +66 (0)38 250 944 or +66 (0)856 981 023 Wat Yan Area! Selling Price is 57,490,000 Million 16 Rai 200 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Se l l i n g Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email:

premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0978) Na Jomtien – Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 21.5 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0013) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0983)

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Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0987)

Job Vacancies

Personal Care Giver Needed. Thai woman (ages 18-30 years) needed to provide personal care for American

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male expat living in Pattaya. Due to illness, expat needs help moving around inside and outside of his room. Experience with massage therapy is a plus, but will train good candidate. Some English speaking needed. Only original women will be considered. Salary: 8,00012,000 baht/ month plus expenses. Please contact 66+0647765910. 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

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Youth Focus Gifted GIS students wow audience with recital

by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona

Math Motivators

Primary students from Garden International School (GIS) demonstrated their amazing musical talents during a special recital. The end-of-year event

saw dozens of parents come to watch as the Primary students put on an amazing display of their musical talents. Performers played piano, drums and the cello as they showed how their

hours of practice had paid off. GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

Bandslam rocks at GIS by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona Some of the best young musicians in the area came together for the annual Bandslam event at Garden International School (GIS). GIS's talented team of singers and musicians performed some powerful numbers, along with guests from St Andrews International School. There was also a special performance from the staff band. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

by Morgan Jorgenson

From my experience as a middle school math teacher, being a little creative can go a long way in the classroom. Using humor and connecting math to the real world also has its benefits. We all know that, at times, middle school students can benefit from an extra boost in motivation. Below are some of my teaching strategies for motivating students to learn in the middle school math classroom. Demonstrate the Worth of Mathematics in the Real World. A critical component to switching students on to math is to show them how it is used in their everyday lives. Many students do not understand that the tools they use every day (Twitter, Instagram, and texting) come from an engineer. When you help students make this connection, it can, in turn, motivate them, and they will be able to appreciate how mathematics can translate into a career. Our students need to be career ready when they leave our schools. Many jobs in the future will be math-based as our world continues to use technology for more and more. It is important for our students to understand the “why� of math concepts along with learning the process. This lends itself to creating problem solvers who can enter the work force ready to generate creative solutions to future problems or obstacles. Incorporate Technology into Lessons Children love technology and anytime that you can incorporate it into your lessons, the better. Simply teaching students to use a complex calculator can spark their interest in solving more complex and in-depth math problems. There are also numerous apps that can provide students with challenging games. These apps also provide the students with a different vantage point to approach solving problems, not only in mathematical situations, but in real life situations as well.

Use Creative Seating and Alternative Learning Using alternative learning seems to be very beneficial to students who might be struggling to find meaning in the math classroom. Allowing students to get out of their seats and work on the floor or in groups gives the students the opportunity to develop educational conversations with their peers and work in a setting where they are most comfortable. Project-based assignments can also be very beneficial in showing students how their work is connected to everyday life. Present a Challenge

When students are challenged intellectually, they often react with enthusiasm. Presenting your students with a challenge that is both within their reach and can peak their excitement will lead to an incredible classroom discussion along with a feeling of achievement when the challenging problem has been solved. Be Enthusiastic While Presenting Math Another powerful tool to cultivating a love for math within the students is your own enthusiasm while teaching. Children attach value to subjects. If they see that their teacher values mathematics they will see that there is importance in the subject and will be more motivated to succeed. Used together, these techniques create a vibrant and challenging math classroom where students feel empowered and ready to succeed. Morgan Jorgenson teaches Middle School Maths, years 7 to 9, at Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That Tap, tapping at your window frame The Raven is a slapstick comedy

The cycle of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations by Roger Corman are supposedly horror films. But, after the first three – House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum and Premature Burial – the allure began to falter. The plots were yawningly very similar each containing premature interments, Gothic mansions and serious mental illness. A different angle was required. The Raven (1963) provided the answer. It’s hardly an atmospheric

thriller although it is set in a Gothic castle, or rather two to be precise. But it is a wacky slapstick comedy with touches of black comedy here and there. Actually, some of the humour was not even in the script but was improvised by Peter Lorre adlibbing as when he queries the high bill for cleaning up a large, dusty crypt. The Raven’s plot bears no similarity to either the 1935 film of the same name nor to the poem of Edgar Allan

Poe. As sorcerer Dr Erasmus Craven (Vincent Price) is mourning the loss of his beloved wife Lenore (Hazel Court), Dr Bedlo (Peter Lorre) turns up as a raven after losing a magic battle with yet another sorcerer Dr Scarabus (Boris Karloff). Having brought back Dr Bedlo to human form by a witch’s brew of bat’s blood, eyeballs and hairs of a corpse, Dr Erasmus learns that his wife isn’t dead after all but living in Dr Scarabus’ castle. Soon it’s off to Scarabus’ castle and into mayhem, mishaps and magical duels. Compared with scriptwriter Richard Matheson’s other scripts in this series, the storyline here is admittedly thin. No hidden meanings, just fun with some boring bits in-between. Price plays the type of role we rarely see him act out – a well intentioned sorcerer who drinks warm milk before bed, is vegetarian and doesn’t mind a bit of social work, including turning animals back into human beings. Lorre and Karloff, horror heavyweights,

are in fine form. By 1963 Karloff was aging with creaking joints and Lorre was not long for this world with his dicky heart, but both of them put on a credible show. They are meant to be fun figures rather than wicked magicians. Corman’s direction in The Raven is less studied than in, say, The House of Usher, but his standard point-and-shoot method works for the comic nature of the movie. He neglects to utilize the full Cinemascope frame which leads to a lot of dead space. Despite some fancy camera work in the climatic magical duel scene between Price and Karloff, The Raven isn’t this director’s most visually appealing film. The Raven is just a comedy and Corman’s direction methods require a deeper interpretation than the movie can offer. The movie’s main significance perhaps is that it publicized the original Poe poem of 1845 which is in effect one of the world’s best known verse in couplets. It

traces a man’s slow descent into madness and many horror novelists, for example Steven King, have been influenced by the work. A bird heralding the arrival of doom is a common feature of 20th century literature and film. But it is in the realm of popular TV that the comedy side of The Raven has found a true home. There’s a raven in a Donald Duck cartoon with Huey, Dewey and Louie. The Simpsons have an episode Treehouse of Horror which concerns a certain raven, whilst the bird also

figures in episodes of The Munsters and Batman. Who could ask for anything more? Poe might well have been disgusted by latter-day interpretations of ridicule, but laughing in our world is one way of dealing with the macabre. The opening of the original Raven poem is, “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.” The Bugs Bunny cartoon Craven Raven starts off, “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I nodded nearly napping.” Yes Poe certainly would have been disgusted.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

by Laura Cox, www.UrbaneWomen.com

How To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage: Follow These 7 Simple Tips To Keep Your Love For Life

by Professor Blunt

(Jan 23 – Feb  Aquarius 22) It’s time to review your

tedious existence on a day-to-day basis. You need the head in an unfamiliar direction rather than simply taking a baht bus to the nearest pub. You tend to allow your sex drive to get the better of your common sense so be careful lest the new direction takes you to the police station. Do not take up any of your old interests as they got you into this mess in the first place. Pisces (Feb 23 – Mar 22) You spend far too much time helping others rather than seeing to your own agenda. Helping old ladies across the road is good but fairly pointless if you get knocked down by a passing truck. Be very careful this weekend about dating somebody you have just met as it’s likely that he or she will be playing for both teams. I don’t mean Manchester United or Everton by this prediction, so don’t say you weren’t warned. Aries (Mar 23 – Apr 22) By all means lean on a trusted this coming Tuesday or Wednesday as the stars predict you will need a crutch or possibly a wheelchair. Try to avoid busy roads, ladders or hill tops during this period. Do not misinter¬pret someone’s interest in you. Just because somebody smiles at you doesn’t mean the promise of lifelong bliss. They may simply want to borrow your lawnmower or beg a cigarette. Taurus (Apr 23 – May 22) You must try a lot harder to get other people to support you in a crisis. Just sending a round-robin email when your house has burned down may not bring the solace which you are seeking. Be extra careful about your precarious finances and do not rely on impulsive decisions to help you get extra cash. Remember that the jails are full of ATM criminals whose tow-rope broke during an unsuccessful heist. Gemini (May 23 – Jun 22) Changes in your domestic life are likely as Venus dips below Mars at an unusual time of the year. Be prepared for the worst such as your partner walking out for good or the roof falling apart during a freak storm. Those of you in work can expect a small piece of welcome news, such as that your compulsory redundancy has been delayed by a fortnight. Cancer (Jun 23 – Jul 22) Because you are not remotely charismatic you are always going to have problems getting people to cherish you. This is why most Cancerians have given up trying and instead rely on massage parlors and shady bars for their friendships as people there tend to be less particular. One suggestion is that you stop looking for love and start loving yourself but please do not take this advice too far.

While nothing in life is guaranteed – especially considering our deplorable divorce rates – there are ways you can increase your marriage’s resistance to divorce. 1. Lots Of Sex! Platonic friendships and marriages shouldn’t have a lack of sex in common. Nobody gets married to be in a platonic relationship. If you can’t have sex for whatever reason, make sure you let your spouse know how much you enjoy it when you do, and how much you’re looking forward to the next romantic interlude. 2. Get Rid Of The Attitude

hearing compliments. You should get in the habit of complimenting your spouse daily. They may think it slightly odd to start but pretty soon it will become ingrained as a natural relationship bolstering routine. 5. Couple Time Being cooped up in a house together does not count as quality time together. Instead you need to go out on a date. Romantic walks, dinner at your favorite café, or popcorn and a movie at regular intervals where you can catch up on what is happening with your lives are a necessity. The day to day chaos of the household is not conducive to such conversations so take yourselves somewhere quieter. 6. Kissing Goodbye And Kissing Hello

You may think you’re never wrong but you should at least consider the possibility. Many marriages end due to clashes of the ego. Make sure you add the word ‘we’ into your daily life. Our egos give us a sense of me and mine. If both partners are fighting for their own interests with little regard for the other, then this can be a recipe for future separation. 3. Don’t Make Assumptions We have the saying “when you assume you make an a**hole out of ‘u’ and ‘me'” for a very good reason. In the majority of cases this saying hits the nail right on the head. Avoid assumptions by making sure you understand exactly what your partner meant. Ask them to explain it differently if you have any doubts. We often end up feeling angry and resentful for things that aren’t even real. Your partner can also feel confused, bitter, and lost because you accused them of something – which always ends up destroying trust. 4. Compliments Over Criticisms Constant criticisms can undermine our confidence and often end up creating the problem of negative thinking. There’s also the dilemma of many people having trouble

Kisses and hugs are a way of affirming your connection, devotion, and commitment to each other. Leaving for work in the morning should be punctuated with a quick hug and a kiss. Likewise, the return visit should elicit the same response. It may seem a trivial thing but it is a powerful relationship building technique. Plus you will also get a warm glow whenever you think about it during the day. 7. Talk More Openly, More Often, And More Honestly You need to be brave as many people have trouble opening up – even to a close loved one. You may feel vulnerable speaking so candidly about your innermost feelings but you’ll enjoy the benefits it brings. After all, you can’t really expect your partner to understand your needs if you never let them know what they are. Less monologues and more dialogues are the order of the day. Don’t just focus on the facts but make sure to put a bit of emphasis on the feelings as well. Busy couples who work different hours may need to schedule this time together. Make sure you do as it’s very important for a strong and long-lasting relationship. For additional information on romance, health, fitness, beauty, skin care, hair care and more, go to www. urbanewomen.com.

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by Madam Zyra

(Jul 23 – Aug 22) Trusting  Leo what someone says to you will most certainly have financial repercussions, so watch your step. Be on your guard against casual conversations with strangers as they may be trying to trick you into opening your wallet or lending them your credit card. The world is a wicked place and believing otherwise is the quickest route to an early doom or worse. Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22) Rethink your plans and ideas before you share them with an influential person. For example telling the judge that it was not you but your twin brother who burgled a neighbor’s house simply won’t work especially as you are an only child. In your personal life, try to avoid getting to know people in uniforms as they are almost invariably bad news especially during the night. Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22) Stay on top and don’t let oth¬ers topple you from your pinnacle of self-confidence. If you let your guard down even for a moment you will get serious opposition. You are in urgent need of making new friends although this will not be easy as you are a self-centred and pompous idiot who has been kicked out of most of the Rotary clubs in your area. Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 22) You are feeling bored so concentrate on learning something new or improving your skills. You may need to buy new equipment as a pack of cards minus one ace or a chess set without the bishop can lead to problems during play. Don’t wait to be told the truth. Just because nobody mentions your halitosis does not mean you smell OK. Many leaders, including Attila the Hun, had this problem. Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 22) You will only make headway in your life if you take a serious and respon¬sible approach to teamwork. Dropping the baton because you are not running fast enough will not win you any friends and supporters. You tend to believe what you want to believe irrespective of the truth. Doctors advise drinking no more than two bottles of wine per week and not per night as you persist in thinking. Capricorn (Dec 23 – Jan 22) Sad to say, your approach to life is far too academic. You fail to relate to people at their own level. Thus when a black person asks you for directions he does not want a lecture from you on the history of racial discrimination in the United States. Nor are obese persons grateful if you choose to relate their condition to high blood pressure and the likelihood of early death.


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Local Sports Bob and Dick Rocket to Jens Olsson’s gross 74, the top on a colorful day! Best of the Day by Jeff Wylie

by Dick Warberg Stableford Rainbow It was the 4th of July, also known as American Independence Day. For those living in Pattaya, it's not the time to reflect too much on history, nor discuss the political implications of the event. It's a good day for a party! To celebrate Tropical Golf held a red, white, and blue rainbow competition at Crystal Bay. Never mind those are also the colors of the British and Thai flags, we “Americanized” the event by having mini “slider” burgers, potato salad, and more, and pie with ice cream after. First there was golf to tend to. The annual 4th of July “rainbow” competition was a little different this time. Each player could choose what color tee he played off on each hole; the only requirement being to have six of each color tee by the end. Some put detailed thought into a strategy, while others just went in RWB order all the way round. Some played all six blue tees first to get them out of the way and cruise home on the easy tees when fatigue set in, and a few just figured it out as they played. Whichever way one decided, it was an interesting day. Some people had it

Winners Warberg and Watson dig into the Sliders figured out just right as there were some good scores. A-Flight (0-15): A bevy of good golfers brought the A-flight level down lower than usual, but even so the skilled Bob Watson (6) showed who is boss with an excellent 39 points off his minuscule handicap. Awesome, Bob! Right behind was the equally talented Landis Brooks (7) with his small handicap earning 38 points. These guys are good! Returning John Pierrel (15) and Selwyn Yates (10) came next tied at 37 on countback. B-Flight (16+): Organizer and All American golfer Dick Warberg (18) had the high score of the day with a bottle rocket high 40 points! Show them whose day it is,

Dick! Andre Van Dyk (16) put his homework to good use by claiming the next spot with 38 points, followed by Joel Flor (28) with 35 and Barry Oates (26) at 33. Rainbow Prizes: The best red tee scores were shared by Maurice Roberts and Mick Coghlan. Best white tee score was won by George Bayley, and the best blue tee score went to Phil Davies! After the presentation a good old American spread was put out, with some Thai food of course. Everyone especially enjoyed either the apple or cherry pie dessert. A special thanks to Dick and Brian Parish for their extra work for a fun day and the staff of BJ's Holiday Lodge for the feast after.

Brian Parish once again in the news!

Jens Olsson - Low Gross Winner PAGS Tournament from Phoenix Gold The day started off under clear skies with a light breeze for the June PAGS tournament, this month on the Lakes and Ocean combination. For today’s field of 108 keen players which included only 11 ladies, after last month's high of nearly 20. With the fairways and condition of the course having improved considerably over the past few months, the ball was played as it lay. However, with the upcoming Ladies Pro tournament, there were a lot of tees well forward, to protect the tee boxes for the pros. This resulted in an abundance of high scores, with anything under 40 points not figuring in the prizes. As with most months, there is generally a standout performer or two on the day. This month it was Jens Olsson the clear star of the day with his gross 74 to win the low gross, a technical and his 40 points enough for 3rd in the A flight.

Low Gross winner Jens Olsson (6) got third on countback over Larry Immelthun, Pelle Pettersson and Frode Brandt, after all finished with 40 points. All three did pick up at least one technical in their round, so didn’t go home empty handed. Honourable mentions for multiple technical wins on the day should go out to Grant Jackson, Jack Grindvold, Pelle Pettersson and Gentry Harrington. Dave and his team from the Sportsman and the Hemingways crew did a fantastic job of keeping all the golfers and their guests satisfied in the food and drinks area. We will all look forward to another successful tournament on July 26. Contact Shane on 0863720084 or through Birdie at www.birdie.in.th to ensure your preferred tee time.

by Dick Warberg Pattavia – St It was “double seven” day for the Tropical Golfers, and whether you write it the American or European way, July 7 is a good day to hope for the best of luck as it was also kicking off a new Golfer of the Month race. A lucky 13 golfers met at BJ's Lodge for the trip to Pattavia Century. The drive there isn't as bad as in the past, and some parts even a little scenic. We found Pattavia in very good to excellent condition. The 950 baht to walk is good value, and they gave us a coupon for free beer or a meal after the round! This place knows how to make friends! Several golfers were asking about a return trip even before the round was over, and the Chang Beer staff increased the sentiment for some. One thing some people didn't like is the slick, highly sloped, and tricky greens. A typical three putt was one well past the hole and hopefully just two coming back. To be fair Pattavia is not the hardest setup and needs that to defend the course

Wan - Ladies Winner

Winner Brian Parish from overly high scores. Even though many complained about the tricky greens (in good shape by the way), the bevy of high scores made such complaints seem weak. Results: After just one game of golf without making headlines, Brian Parish (c/h 13) showed he is still “The Man” despite a plummeting handicap. Not only did he make the news again, he did it in style with yet another #1 finish with 40 points! If Brian's round was an order of

eggs they would be scrambled, however it takes discipline to not give up and Brian is the best at that. Look for the BP Golf School to open soon. Next up returning John Pierrel (17) and Dick Warberg (21) tied at 37 points, with John Sykes (31) taking the final bow with 36. Notice the results were in handicap order too. Best Nine (non winner): The best half games of golf were won by Tom Herrington (21 points) and Gordon Clegg (18 points).

The ladies winner was Wan (30), with her day’s best stablefored score of 44 points, with Nantaporn Rukkid a further two points behind in second spot. C flight, for handicap 22+, required a countback for all three placings, after Gary Jones (27), Dan Margetts (27) and Kenny Chung (27) all signed for a solid 41 points. Gary just getting the best of the trio, with 24 points on the back 9, Dan getting second with his 23 points, while Kenny had to settle for third after signing for 21 on the back 9. B flight, 15 – 21 handicappers, went to Hong Hi Wai (18) with an equal men’s best of 43 points, just a solitary point ahead of Kent Svensson (18). Third spot required a countback, eventually won by Keith Buchanan (18) over Tom Thompson 22/21 on the back 9, after both signed for 40 points. It was Martin Kempton (14) leading the way in A flight, 0 – 14, with his equal men’s best of 43 points. Dennis Paul (14) picked up the silver placing with a strong 42 points, while

Martin Kempton - A Flt Winner

Gary Jones - C Flt Winner


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Local Sports Bunker boys golf Mountain Shadow (blue tees) Another marvelous day on the golf course at one of our regular venues that was in good condition. The rough was punishing as the rains had encouraged growth making it difficult to get out without losing a shot. The first group was late on the tee and the second group jumped into their spot and proceeded to run around the empty course in three hours leaving the second group four holes behind. Then instead of waiting for a player in the last group to come in for a lift home they left the course knowing that their passenger would get a ride with someone in his group. Kob Glover, the only lady in our field, managed to claim a second near pin in two weeks. Colin Greig was the only player to beat his handicap while Neil beat Les on the count back with 17 to Les’s 15 on the back nine. Les was awarded the Golfer of the Month trophy for June having come in with a late run to pip Jimmy Carr. A round of drinks was appreciated by all.

by Frank Quinlan

rains had left a number of greens sopping wet making it like putting through treacle but as the day progressed they dried out making the back nine more playable. Robbie Watts, our reigning club champion, was the only player to equal his handicap, while Les beat Colin on the count back 18 to17. Colin and Paul Corner played the short holes, well managing to claim two near pins each. Les had a good week claiming a first, second and third place in this week. Results: 1st - Robbie Watts (8) 36 points 2nd - Les Cobban (7) 34 3rd - Colin Greig (8) 34 Near Pins: Colin Greig (2) and Paul Corner (2)

Results: 1st - Colin Greig (8) 37 points 2nd - Neil Carter (12) 33 oco 3rd - Les Cobban (7) 33 Near pins: Jimmy Carr, Les Cobban, Kob Glover and Colin Greig Eastern Star (white tees) We had not played this course for a while and found it to be in excellent condition and many players suggested that we play here more often. The greens were very good and were a fair pace. Les Cobban the GOTM for June, edged out Frank Quinlan on the count back with 18 on the back nine to Frank’s 14. Les would not pose for a photo for this win as well as the GOTM, claiming to be shy.

Robbie Watts

by Dick Warberg Silky Oak - St Greetings, golf fans. It was a 7-11 day, and time for the Tropical Golfers to treat themselves to a cart-required day at Silky Oak. Twelve intrepid golfers met at BJ's Lodge for breakfast and discuss the monstrous thunderstorm the night before. Several golfers seemed a bit bleary eyed after having their beauty sleep interrupted. How would it affect the course, and most important would it repeat during the round? Course condition was also a concern. Nothing to do but trust to luck and head out. Its nice to have a shorter drive once in a while. First course condition: Good to excellent. Other groups who visited SO the week before had negative feedback abut the recently maintained greens. Golf courses have it tough sometimes. To keep the place “up to par” the grass needs regular grooming, but that also makes conditions less than ideal for a while. Happy to report the greens are back to normal, and quite good. Fairways were overall good, though a few holes could use

Winner Parish with second Place Herrington some weed killer. Also, the golfers stayed dry while nearby Pattaya City got a deluge. Usually it’s the opposite! Silky Oak is a scoring course and this day proved that, the lowest score of the group was 32 points. These guys are good. However it's not the lowest score that is newsworthy this day but the highest – and how! Brian Parish. Again! Brian has been so dominant at Tropical Golf the last few months some might be forgiven for taking their sticks to another venue, or even throwing them away. So what does someone who has been winning so much do for an encore? How about winning in an even more convincing

fashion! The only thing coming on faster than Brian's handicap is the strokes he takes. At Silky Oak, Brian (c/h 12) crushed, destroyed, and demoralized all competition with a fantastic 44 points! Brian has been playing so well people are starting to ask what kind of clubs he plays and his favorite brand of coffee. A full five shots back, Tom Herrington (16) reappeared on the list with 39 points winning on countback over Mashi Kaneta (16). Next came Gordon Clegg (34) on countback over Graham Buckingham (35) at the 35 point mark. All for now. Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?

Glenn Smith makes it three from four

by Mr B. Body

Results: 1st - Les Cobban (7) 32 points oco 2nd - Frank Quinlan (32) 32 Near pins: Les Cobban, Nial Glover, Neil Carter and Nial Glover shared a near pin as they were unable to decide who was closer. Bangpra (white tees) Cloudy skies welcomed us to a regular course on our schedule that was in better condition than we have seen it in quite a while. Overnight heavy

Brian Parish Dominates at Silky Oak!

Colin Greig

Emerald Not a large group gathered to have a crack at Emerald G.C. It turned out to be 10 of our core group of golfers that were prepared to have another crack at Emerald. Rumor has it (prior to today’s game) that if Glenn wins, Steve Younger is booking the next possible flight to get back here! The day was good, weather wise; the fairways were in great nick but the greens were still a little slow. Playing from the white tees the group attacked the course with enthusiasm and the scores showed as a result of that. Welcomes were handed out to new comer Denis Paul and we also welcomed back Martin Kempton and Fred Dineley, having a last hit with us before heading to Australia. Take care, Fred we will catch you on the return. Travel safe! Well, as it turned out, that man who has become the man of the moment went on to make it three from four, he has hit a purple patch and leaving all in his wake. Glenn returned to the clubhouse shooting 39 points, a great score; the bookies and the handicappers will be looking at this bloke from here on in. It was Alex Field that filled second place only one shot behind today’s winner, good job, a return of 38 points is very good on that track.

Worth a mention: Some people may think it strange that with such a small field we still play for “Near Pins and Long First Putts” At the Growling Swan we play these as it gives all golfers a chance to get on the “winners sheet” regardless of their handicap! D-For, our resident hound, collected donations again for the needy youngsters of Pattaya, and contributors are thanked once again. He is becoming quite good at this as our Donation Dog! For some serious golf with a dash of fun, the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 0861 503086 or the bar on 038 413 003.

Results: 1st– Glenn Smith (26) 39 points 2nd – Alex Field (18) 38 points NTP’S: 5th – Martin Kempton 7th – D-For 13th – Martin Kempton 17th – Alex Field Long First Putt: 9th – Mashi Kaneta 18th – Denis Paul

“That Man”, Glenn Smith showcasing one of the clubs that has turned his game around.


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You & Your Pets Anyone in your family aging and furry? We all learned in childhood that one year in our lives is equivalent to seven years in a dog’s life. Turns out that’s true—more or less—for cats as well as dogs. Veterinary medicine contends that in general pets are “middle age” when they turn seven and reach “retirement age” at 11, and often develop many of the same age-related issues seen in older people—from arthritis to senility. But every animal is different, so the senior life stage occurs at different ages in different pets, sooner for larger dogs and later for small dogs and cats. Those are not hard and fast rules; your pet’s genetics, nutrition, health, and environment ultimately determine his or her aging process. How active is your pet? Is your cat less playful than she once was? Does your dog need help climbing stairs or getting on and off the sofa? Such changes in behavior may be indications of increasing age, or they could reflect age-related degenerative health problems. Chronic degenerative disorders like heart and kidney disease are common in older pets, and so is cancer. In cats, kidney, heart, and thyroid disease are the most common aging conditions. Some breeds of dogs are more likely to

see a dramatic increase in cancers as they age. Both species are also prone to arthritis, dental disease, loss of sight and hearing, and a decrease in mobility. Like humans, aging pets may need more assistance getting around. And they may need more encouragement to stay active in order to slow the progression of joint pain and arthritis. A healthy diet and healthy weight contribute significantly to your pet’s longevity, health and happiness. Thanks to advancing medical care, our pets are living longer than they ever have before; special care can help increase the length and quality of life as they enter their golden years. * It is important for elderly pets to have semi-annual vet visits so health problems can be caught and treated early. Ask your veterinarian about any vaccination needs for your older pet. * Many aging pets need foods that are more readily digested, have different calorie levels, and have anti-aging ingredients. * Older pets can be more prone to parasite infection since their

immune systems are less healthy. As a result, they may not be able to fight off disease or heal as fast as they once could. * Keep your pet mobile and healthy through appropriate exercise. * Senility is common in older

Cats for You in Pattaya Cats for You is a great and much needed service in our area, but Paul and Sandra point out that adopting a cat or kitten is a longterm commitment with costs such as feeding and veterinary fees. Many adopters find it’s a good idea to adopt two animals so that they can enjoy each others’ company as well as yours. Contact Paul and Sandra on 0852875004 or look at their useful website http://cats4youinpattaya.webs.com/

The Triplets

These lovely kittens have just been rescued from our local temple along with their mum Lucy. The little ones are now about 6 weeks old so by the time you read this article, they can go to new homes: there are one girl and two boys. pets. Keep your pet mentally active through stimulating interactions such as playing. * A change in lifestyle often goes hand-in-hand with age. Shorter but more frequent walks. A new sleeping area to avoid stairs or more protection from the outdoors. Pets are more than just our companions—they are a part of the family. As your pet ages, it is important to consult your veterinarian for help providing the proper care for your senior pet’s changing needs.

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

Lucy

This lovely mum was rescued from our local temple after someone dumped her and her babies there. She is still feeding her kittens at the moment but, in a few weeks’ time, we will get her neutered ready to go to a new home.

Buzz

This happy fellow was born on Christmas day so he is nearly 6 months old now. It is always harder to find homes for bigger kittens but, as you can see, he is a typical naughty boy. On this occasion we found him in a waste paper bin, but it's is not unusual to find him asleep even in the sink.

Bobbie and Smudge

These two lovely friendly sisters have been with us for a few years now and sadly, because they are a little shy of strangers at first, no one has chosen them. It would be lovely for them to go to a new home together as they are happy to be indoor pets if needed. Please give them a chance and a happy new home.

A small amount of distilled water is not harmful to your pet, but as a sole source of water, it is not recommended and can lead to serious side effects. Distilled water lacks minerals and can cause the body to lose important electrolytes through the kidneys, leading to low blood levels. This type of water can also soak into tissues more than water with minerals, thereby causing edema or over-hydration and water toxicity, which can be harmful to cells and tissues. Signs of toxicity include fatigue, irregular heartbeat, and neurologic changes.

Cat Corner

Going to the Dogs... Labradors [are] lousy watchdogs. They usually bark when there is a stranger about, but it is an expression of unmitigated joy at the chance to meet somebody new, not a warning.

~Norman Strung

The oldest recorded age of a cat is 34 years. The oldest recorded age of a dog is 29 years. The Egyptian Mau is probably the oldest breed of cat. In fact, the breed is so ancient that its name is the Egyptian word for “cat.” Laika, a Russian stray dog, was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth, in the Soviet Sputnik spacecraft in 1957. Though she died in space, her daughter Pushnika had four puppies with Charlie, American President John F. Kennedy’s terrier.

“Please, Buddha, find a new home for the dog.”


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CROSSWORD Across

Down

1. Strike

1. Lady’s undergarment

6. LP alternatives

2. Young girl 3. Play division

9. Louisiana state bird

4. ___ lily

11. Actor Ayres 12. Formal written communication 13. “I ___ Rock” (2 wds.)

6. Uproar 7. Devils

14. Hits the hammock

8. Waterfowl

15. “The Apartment” star

9. Enclosure

17. John-Boy’s surname

10. Environmental agcy.

18. South Pacific island group

16. NYC transit org.

21. Corn spikes

17. Magi (2 wds.)

22. Fresh

18. Filled the tank 19. Propose

24. Written message 25. Female hoopster’s league (abbr.) 29. Microbrewery brew

20. Project sharply 23. Wipe out 24. ___ Flynn Boyle

30. “___ to the Mob” (1988 film)

33. One who has broken out of jail

27. Busy insect

34. Tack on

28. Fruit drink

35. Some tides

31. Magnavox rival

up think

year back

way

know

well

want

first

give

make

good

come

people

look

WHAT’s the WORD? new

over

take

after

time day

work

26. Pinches

other

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25. Envelop

32. “___ and Stimpy”

out

say

5. Prepared for prayer

get

Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: Despite the fact that; “even though she knew the answer, she did not respond.” First letter: A Answer: __________ 2. Definition: Denoting someone who is deceased, i.e., the _____ John Thomas. First letter: L Answer: __________

First letter: L Answer: __________ 7. Definition: Truly: in accordance with truth or fact or reality; “she was now truly American”; “a genuinely open society”; “they don’t _____ listen to us”. First letter: R Answer: __________

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3. Definition: An exchange of ideas between individuals. What differentiates a _____ from a dialogue is that less emphasis is placed on active listening and on trying to get to a higher level of understanding among the participants. First letter: D Answer: __________ 4. Definition: The supporting portion of a structure below the first floor construction, or below grade, including the footings. First letter: F Answer: __________ 5. Definition: A process through which one ascertains the identity of another person or entity. First letter: I Answer: __________ 6. Definition: Hear with intention; “_____ to the sound of this cello”

8. Definition: Means a public or private nonprofit institution which is organized on a permanent basis essentially for educational or esthetic purposes and which, using a professional staff, owns or uses tangible objects, whether animate or inanimate; cares for these objects; and exhibits them to the public on a regular basis either free or at a nominal charge. First letter: M Answer: __________

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9. Definition: In the near future; “the doctor will _____ be here”. First letter: S Answer: __________ 10. Definition: An open space to dance in. First letter: H Answer: __________

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Answers: 1. Although; 2. Late; 3. Discussion; 4. Foundation; 5. Identification; 6. Listen; 7. Really; 8. Museum; 9. Soon; 10. Hall.


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Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 21 - 16-31 July 2017  
Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 21 - 16-31 July 2017  
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