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Volume 16, Issue 22

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Are scams diminishing?


t looks like tourists and expats in Pattaya are wising up to some traditional scams. A recent survey by this newspaper, involving visitors and law enforcement agencies, has revealed that some traditional money traps have all but evaporated, at least for now! The renting of Jet Skis plagued the tourist industry for years. Typically, naive renters were charged large sums of money for damage to the Jet Ski – usually dents and crashes – which were there before the most recent transaction. City Hall, after ignoring the problem for years, has at last got its act together. The licensing system for Jet Skis has been modernized and the operators obliged to participate in a collective insurance arrangement. Our survey located only one example of the Jet Ski scam in operation. A British man rented a Jet Ski in Jomtien but failed to take a photo of the side of the craft before setting off. He admitted he was not sure whether or

not the damage was his fault and he agreed to settle the dispute for 5,000 baht. This is a considerable improvement on the 100,000 baht which a luckless Ukrainian paid barely two years ago. A regular Jet Ski operator told us, “The rogue companies can no longer rely on police participating in these scams or refusing to get involved. These

days the police will often take the tourist’s side or suggest that a complaint be made at the Pattaya Tourist Court which can handle arbitration.” He added that visitors now have almost universal access to a smart phone with a camera. “I always advise them to take several snapshots,” he claimed. Other scams which also seem to be in heavy decline

include touts wanting passers-by to rent timeshare apartments. The fraud included asking people to pay deposits on non-existent properties or to mislead customers into thinking they had exclusive use of the property whenever they came to Thailand. Reasons for the decline probably include greater checks by the Continued on page 4


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News Watch vendor steels phone

A mobile phone valued at 20,000 baht was stolen from an Omani tourist in a bar on Second Road. Humaid Said Humaid Al Kharbooshi said that a watch vendor approached showed him some replica watches. When Humaid refused to buy, the vendor left. The Omani looked for his phone which had earlier had placed on the bar, but it was nowhere to be found. Police checked CCTV footage and spotted the vendor taking the phone. The search is on.

Army and police raid Soi Buakhao bar

Cement and food don’t mix

Village wall collapses

Heavy rains caused the collapse of a village wall on Soi Kaotalo 3. One villager said that the water had accumulated in that area—preventing from flowing because another village had built a wall that constrained water flow. The years’ old problem worries residents and goes on unresolved.

A cement truck crashed into a grocery shop in the Huay Yai District. The driver, Supot Potlud, said he swerved to avoid another truck and lost control of his vehicle. Damage was estimated at 30,000 baht, which will be settled by the truck company.

Training the trainer

Troops receive donations Around 40 participants from ASEAN countries attended a course on the Verification of Bulk Flow metering Systems using a Master Meter conducted by Thailand Department of Internal Trade and organized by Asia–Pacific Legal Metrology Forum (APLMF) at Pullman Pattaya Hotel. The objective of this project is to significantly improve the accuracy, transparency, and fairness of bulk fuel trade transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. A train-the-trainer course on flow measurement systems will assist participants to share and impart what they learn to staff in their own economies. Participants will receive certification.

In what was reportedly a “regular random check” of Soi Buakhao bars, military and police personnel checked the IDs and urine of more than 100 bar customers who had been dancing and drinking. Uncovered were 18 customers who tested positive for drugs and six packets of drugs on the floor. During the interrogation, the officers learned that the bar had been closed for five years for the same offense; it had been operating without a license, selling alcohol without permit, and allowing illegal drugs on the premises.

Banglamung District Chief Narit Niramaiwong headed a group of locals in donating food, appliances and other useful items to army troops living in and assigned to Pothisampan Temple in Naklua. The troops were stationed there to maintain peace and order.

Katoeys grope and rob Chinese tourist

Cambodian stabbed

Kids caught drinking

Twenty-one minors were caught by police in a club on Third road. The youngsters were taken to the police station to await the arrival of their parents, who also would be apprehended. The club manager was arrested.

A Cambodian national was found lying on Pattaya Beach Road after he had been stabbed by a gang of four or five men. The victim, identified only as Tana, had head and leg injuries. Witnesses said the gang was seen running around the area chasing each other when Tana just fell down. He was sent to the hospital by the Sawang Boribbon Foundation. Police officers found a bloody knife at the scene.

A bank manager from China was robbed of a 110,000 baht necklace by two ladyboys on Beach Road. Shengyu Li, 27, said he was in front of the A-One Hotel when two ladyboys drove up on a motorbike and chatted him up. While fondling the tourist’s arms and shoulders, the katoeys offered sexual services, which Li declined. When he returned to his hotel, the tourist realized that his gold necklace had been stolen during the encounter. Pattaya’s finest are on it.


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News AEON compliments Royal Cliff Hotels Group The Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) was recently the chosen venue for the prestigious branch meeting of AEON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) Public Company Limited. AEON branch managers from up country Thailand led by two of the company’s top board of directors SupornWattanavekin, business strategy control director of AEON Thana Sinsap Thailand PLC and Nuntawat Chotvijit, marketing director, gathered at PEACH for the two-day of insightful meetings and sessions. They also enjoyed a Thai and

seafood BBQ buffet prepared by Royal Cliff’s culinary team at the popular Beach Infini Pool of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel. G re a t l y i m p re s s e d b y t h e hotel’s remarkable facilities and services, participants expressed their appreciation for the excellent quality of their rooms and suites.

Hilton Pattaya receives 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

They enjoyed Royal Cliff’s unique location and the spacious function rooms that enabled them to do a very productive workshop. After a long day of meetings, they were delighted to experience the wonderful amenities, exceptional services and outstanding food available in the property.

Hilton Pattaya was awarded the 2017 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. The certificate represents travelers’ satisfaction and celebrates the excellent services in hotels, restaurants, and attractions around the world. To qualify, companies must consistently receive great reviews from travelers on TripAdvisor and

also maintain the satisfactory rating of at least four stars or higher over the past year. The Certificate of Excellence is a prestigious award that gives pride to the company’s service excellence and also builds travelers’ trust for planning their trips. For more information, call 038 253 000 or


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News CNN Travel readers list seven Thai Are scams diminishing? dishes among World’s 50 Best Foods Continued from page 1

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced that CNN Travel readers list seven Thai dishes among World’s 50 Best Foods on its Facebook poll. The list is a reformatted and republished version of the original article published in 2011. Y u t h a s a k S u p a s o r n , TAT governor said, “We’re thankful for all the votes – a testament to the already solid reputation of the Amazing Thai Taste, which is part of our foodie tourism initiative to motivate tourists and foodies to embark on a culinary journey to taste signature Thai dishes in renowned venues across Thailand as the way to explore Thainess through food.” The latest CNN Travel World’s 50 Best Foods list was compiled based on the votes of 35,000 readers via a Facebook poll. The seven Thai dishes in the list are Tom Yum Kung in fourth place, Phat Thai (fifth), Som Tam Papaya Salad (sixth), Massaman

Curry (10th), Green Curry (19th), Chicken Fried Rice (24th) and Mu Nam Tok or spicy minced pork salad (36th). According to CNN Travel writer Tim Cheung, the original World’s 50 Best Foods article which was released in 2011 “stimulated some impassioned debate about the conspicuous lack of French dishes and the merits of ketchup over mayonnaise,” and so the online publication “threw it open to a vote on a Facebook poll.” Yuthasak said, “With seven Thai dishes voted into this influential list shows how Thai cuisine is increasingly perceived as a world-class culinary experience and Thailand a great destination for foodie tourism.” TAT plays a large role in promoting Thai cuisine through several initiatives, including launching the Amazing Thai Taste campaign in 2016, publishing several publications

about Thai dishes and ingredients and the best places to find them, and sponsoring a large number of food based events around the world. This year, TAT has entered into a partnership with Michelin Travel Partner to publish a Michelin Guide Bangkok as well as with Gault and Millau to publish a bilingual Thailand guidebook in the Gault and Millau Belux 2018 edition. In May 2018, Thailand will host the UNWTO Conference on Gastronomy Tourism.

Immigration Bureau on foreigners working in Pattaya illegally without work permits and the decline in the number of European visitors who might be interested in the concept. For various reasons, touts can’t make much progress with Chinese tourists who make up the majority of international tourists these days. Surprisingly, a dubious practice which continues to be popular is the “beer tower scam”. A group orders a 3-liter tower of draft beer but staff then insert a smaller tube with ice which reduces by up to 30 percent the space available for the beer. It is not suggested that this scam is commonplace in Pattaya and most bars, clubs and restaurants are more concerned these days with attracting customers rather than annoying them. If not exactly a scam, a common complaint by tourists this year remains harassment by transvestites. The most prevalent feature is the ladyboy gang who work in groups to try and distract a stranger by groping or kissing him whilst his

wallet or possessions are stolen. The group then typically escape on waiting motorbikes. A spokesman for Pattaya police said arrests had gone up markedly in recent months and many non-Thai cross-dressers had been sent back home, usually to Cambodia or Laos. He advised tourists not to wear expensive jewelry at night, to avoid dimly-lit areas and to keep valuables in a secure pocket or money belt. Overall, the most common scams recorded in our survey were – in order – street crimes, beer towers, wrong change (usually an argument about whether the note was 500 or 1,000 baht), and bill padding of one sort and another. Jet Ski incidents and timeshare fraud, which achieved headlines several years ago, were rarely mentioned as significant worries. A city spokesperson commented, “Pattaya is certainly improving as visitors become more sophisticated and the police continue to crackdown on illegal activities.” However, he conceded that street crime remains the biggest issue to be tackled.

Satang is Mr. Pattaya Healthy Guy Satang Panasoon DechBrahmin won first prize in the Mr. Pattaya Healthy Guys Challenge 2017 at CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, beating out 41 competitors. Satang, a model from Bangkok, took home 50,000 baht and other prizes, and will serve as Pattaya ambassador for tourism.

Chonburi parades against human trafficking

A parade on Beach Road was staged to demonstrate Chonburi’s commitment to fight human trafficking. Organized by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the parade aimed to show that Chonburi and Pattaya support the government crackdown on human trafficking, calling it a problem involving illegal workers from neighboring countries, prostitution, and child labor.


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News TAT’s marketing plan 2018 to heighten Thailand as a preferred destination We believe this will pave the way for

by Tourism Authority of Thailand Thailand to be a preferred destination

The Tourism Authority of Thailand recently held the annual TAT Action Plan for 2018 meeting, which covers both international and domestic tourism. TAT’s marketing plan 2018 has been designed to serve the purpose of generating revenue and increase visitor arrivals, promote new ideas and follow the development agenda of Thailand 4.0 using the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, as well as Inclusive Tourism that maintains a balance between the economy, society and the environment. All the strategies are in line with the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan and 2nd National Tourism Development Plan. As 2017 is considered as a challenging year, TAT has been putting their best efforts on tourism marketing in order to stimulate the country’s economy. Many activities such as Village to the World, Creative Thailand and The Link have been

among international visitors.” To be targeted over the 12-month period of the fiscal year 2018, beginning October 2017, the nichemarket customer segments were finalised at the annual TAT Action Plan meeting held between July 11 to 14, 2017. For the international marketing plan strategy, TAT has segmented target customers worldwide ranging from first-timers to repeaters, senior citizens to sports enthusiasts. TAT will also emphasise on niche markets including weddings and honeymoons and ladies, as well as continue to create a brand image as a high-end and luxury travel destination. Gastronomy Tourism will be focussed on more, which is considered as an important part of the travel through local experiences. It is also one of the tools to boost the development of the country’s economy by adding value to products and services that are based

created to highlight the Thai Local Experience. This has proven successful as the number of potential visitors and first-time visitors has increased significantly. Therefore, TAT will keep working on this concept for its action plan in 2018. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor, said, “TAT will use tourism to promote sustainable development with the community as the ultimate beneficiary.

on the unique Thai culture and ways of life. Some of the highlighted activities are the opening of the Michelin Guide book Bangkok and Thailand will host the 4th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism. The communication strategies for the international market will continue to use “Amazing Thailand”, which has been a popular and well-recognised marketing slogan for nearly 20 years.

iRescue for students

The iRescue team from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya conducted rescue training in Bangsarae School. CPR training was demonstrated to the participants. There now are six training schools in Chonburi.

TAT will still use “Discover Amazing Stories in Amazing Thailand”. In 2018, TAT will change its marketing angle slightly with a new concept of “Open to the New Shades of Thailand”. The concept will deepen the Unique Thai Local Experience to a Million Shades of Thailand. This will give more depth to the presentation of Thailand’s tourism, grow the business for grassroots tourism sector players, and enhance the country’s image as a land of amazing diversity worth discovering further. For the strategy for the domestic market, TAT will focus on increasing the travel frequency of potential groups (silver age, millennials, families, gen-y, multi-generation, and ladies), decongest popular areas, promote travel during weekdays, strengthen society and preserve the environment. The domestic marketing campaign in 2018, will further enhance the slogan, “Unique Thai Local Experience”. The concept will promote tourism and create value

among the Thai people to persuade them to enjoy a trip in Thailand and go deeper in pursuit of unforgettable experiences. Some examples of new initiatives for domestic marketing by TAT include creating awareness of waste management during local festivals, promoting creative gastronomy, and building tourism networks to be environmentally conscious. Yuthasak said, “Clearly the age of mass-marketing is over. The future lies in sharply focussed marketing campaigns which can deliver measurable results. These will help us maintain a strong brand presence, improve the efficiency of our marketing spend, address the seasonality factor, decongest popular destinations and establish closer cooperation with potential partners that include many industry businesses and local communities who can contribute to the success of our objectives.” The number of visitors from January to June 2017, reached 17 million, creating income of 876 billion baht in which the China market was the first generator followed by Russia and Malaysia. Realising the importance that tourism has for the country’s economy, the Royal Thai Government has set a growth of not less than 8 per cent increase in tourism revenue for 2018.


FOREIGN WIFE FOLLOWS Immigration matters cause a lot of confusion.  Some people believe that if a farang retiree on a one-year extension of stay has a non-Thai spouse, then that spouse automatically gets a one-year visa by following her husband.  In fact, each partner now has to show 800,000 baht in a Thai bank, or proof of foreign income, or a combination of both.   MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS  There is a common misconception that the Thai ministry validates the contents of an official document, for example one signed by an embassy officer.  In fact, the ministry simply confirms that the signature is a true and genuine one.  But the ministry does not confirm the contents of paperwork which is not in the Thai language.   PLEASE PROTECT ME  The role of embassies is another huge area.  When a foreigner feels threatened in Thailand, or feels they have been badly cheated, he or she may turn to the embassy for help.  But all embassies will tell you that the Thai police, not them, are responsible for your safety.  Embassies very rarely get involved in criminal cases, unless you are very high profile, although they will visit you in prison and suggest lawyers from a list.   LIFE AFTER DEATH  Embassies will try very hard to find relatives or friends to pay for your final visit to the temple.  But if all else fails, the responsibility lies with the Thai authorities to burn you in what is called a pauper’s cremation.  Occasionally, the unclaimed corpse is passed to the Sawangboriboon Foundation, or similar, and may even be buried for cheapness.   TM 30   This form, which requires housemasters and owners to register foreign guests at immigration within 24 hours of arrival in the Kingdom , has created mammoth discussions on social media.  But does it apply to absolutely everyone?  What about retirees on one-year extensions of stay for instance?  Well, the answer is that it depends on your local Immigration Office and how it interprets the policy.  Best of luck!   YELLOW BOOK  This is another discretionary area.  Some local authority districts readily issue the yellow house book to residing foreigners who present all the required documents in their possession.  But other areas insist on your passport and birth certificate being validated in your home country.  As regards the pink card (Thai ID for farang), again some authorities issue this with the yellow book, others claiming not to have necessary printing machine.   WORK PERMITS  It is often asked why Thailand bans voluntary work by foreigners. Well, it is the Alien Labour Act, as amended, which outlaws all work whether for reward or not.  Teaching English on an unpaid basis or even helping out in the wife’s shop can be a cause for prosecution.  In practice, there is discretion.  For example, court translators and foreigners joining the volunteer police do not seem to need work permits.   AUTOMATIC BLACK LIST  Although the court can request a deportation of a foreigner, it is actually the responsibility of the Immigration Police to specify the details and the length of time which can vary from one year to 99.  The penalties for overstay misdemeanors have been spelt out in detail in recent times, but there is huge discretion for other types of offences.   PROSTITUTION LAWS These have created more discussion than any other area of law in Thailand, with much concentration on the age of consent.  Actually, all prostitution in Thailand is illegal under the Entertainment Venue Act of 1960.  You may have noticed it is not always enforced.   OPENING BANK ACCOUNT  A foreigner was recently angry when a local bank refused to open an account for him even though he had a passport, proof of address from Immigration and quite a quantity of cash to unload.  In fact, there are no general provisions.  Each bank can decide for itself whether or not it wants your business.


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News Entering the Middle Eastern Market in SME Matching Day 2017 Akavut Tangsilikusolwong, vice president of Thai Business Council Dubai and the Northern Emirates of UAE, managing director of Vega Intertrade and Exhibition shared his insights on doing business in the Middle East at the seminar “SME Matching Day 2017” held by Kasikorn Bank at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, which attracted a great number of Thai SMEs. Topics discussed at the seminar included a talk on true experiences from doing business in the United Arab Emirates or the UAE, a potential market and export destination for Thai SMEs. Businesspeople successful in exporting to the UAE also

shared their experiences in adapting products to match Middle East markets and new trends in the lifestyle market. Moreover, Thai entrepreneurs interested in the Middle Eastern market are welcomed to join in the “ Thai Trade Exhibition

UAE 2017” trade show and business matching activity to be held in Sharjah, UAE from

November 21 to 25, 2017. For more information, visit

Thai Red Cross provides glasses

Ladies European Thailand Championship 2018

Kritpong Panpha, president of KhonRak Golf Co., Ltd., promoter of the successful inaugural edition of “Ladies European Thailand Championship 2017” in July is set to organize the tournament in 2018 and 2019 consecutively, likewise the increasing of purse money from 300,000 Euro to be 600,000 Euro in order to support the continuous growth of golf in Thailand.

Gik named Miss Supranational Chonburi

Schools promote food safety The Thai Red Cross Society and Chonburi Red Cross provided free vision tests, checkups and glasses to local students. Nearly 500 students from four schools in the Banglamung district received free glasses.

11Street comes to Pattaya

Cholticha “Gik” Po-an was crowned Miss Supranational Chonburi by officials at Pattaya City Hall. She will represent Chonburi province at the Miss Supranational Thailand event. Anna Ketsiri and Sirat Saimo were named first and second runners up.

Blood drive at Centra Maris Jomtien

Eighteen public and private schools in Pattaya participated in a youth competition to promote food safety, organize food safety activities and monitor food contamination. Two winners will represent Pattaya in competing with schools throughout Chonburi province. Buppha Songsakulchai, a public health senior officer, was at the event together with officers from consumer protection.

An online shopping service,, was introduced to local media at a press conference at the Mercure Hotel. Initially unveiled in Bangkok six months ago, the shopping platform has become one of most popular e-commerce sites in Thailand, South Korea, Turkey, Indonesia and Malaysia, with more than 16,000 sellers, 430,000 members and 17 million site visits.

Centra BY Centara Maris Resort Jomtien will be organizing a blood drive in co-operation with The Thai Red Cross Society. The blood campaign will be on August 11, from 9 am to 12 noon at Centra by Centra Maris Resort Jomtien. For more information and hotel direction, contact 038- 103333.


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Our Community Anantara Hua Hin launches Soap for Hope Anantara Hua Hin Resort started a Soap for Hope CSR programme. To launch the project, team members and hotel guests took part in a soap recycling workshop and donated the re-used soap bars to local school children. Students also enjoyed an educational workshop and are now benefitting from extensive renovations to their school thanks to the Anantara team. Soap for Hope is a project that enriches lives and saves waste. Over 2.5 billion people around the world still lack proper sanitation and the programme aims to change this through recycling and donations. Over seven million children die each year from diseases that can be prevented with simple hand washing. Every year hotels generate tonnes of solid soap waste. In response, Soap for Hope

was created to teach at-risk communities to salvage hotel soap slivers and turn them into new soap bars. The charitable programme enables hygiene which saves lives by providing communities at risk with access to soap. The recycling project provides local communities with a livelihood and also helps hotels to reduce waste by turning used soap into something useful again. Soap is recovered from Sealed Air hotel customers, which are Soap for Hope programme partners, and then transported to a local site where residents reprocess it using an innovative but simple cold-press method. The new soap is then transported to communities in need

and distributed, thereby eliminating waste, improving cleanliness and creating new job opportunities for underprivileged communities. Community involvement plays a key role, and demonstrating its commitment to supporting local people and environmental care, Anantara Hua Hin Resort is proud to participate in this important project.

To launch its Soap for Hope CSR programme, Anantara Hua Hin invited guests to join resort team members for an inspirational day of education and giving back to the local community, supported by Sealed Air based in Thailand. The day began with a twohour soap making workshop at Anantara Hua Hin, learning how to recycle used hotel soaps into new soap bars. Resort team members and guests recycled a massive 20 kg of used soap into 120 soap bars. The afternoon was spent at Pa-La-U - an underprivileged community where the new soaps were distributed to Thoumnobphaeo School, which is attended by 86 kindergarten and primary students. The Anantara team

also trained the teachers and students to remake used soap, with 15 school children assisting to clean and cut the used hotel soap to be mixed, compressed and packed to make new useable soap bars. The day ended with a relaxing trip to Pa-La-U Waterfall, before returning back to the resort. In addition to the Soap for Hope activity, a budget of 189,125 baht was used to renovate and provide new equipment for Thoumnobphaeo School. The computer room was given new electric and LAN systems, computers were repaired and programmed, a printer was donated and a new sign for computer information was made. The medical room was refurbished with a new partition, curtain and door, two new medical beds and fans, first aid signage, new flooring and repainted cabinets. The school shop was given a new partition and the cabinets were repaired and repainted. The school music room received a new carpet and instrument signage. Seven classrooms were cleaned, the ceilings repainted, new wallpaper and flooring installed and the tables and chairs repainted. The school’s public areas and toilets were cleaned and repainted. The garden was re-landscaped and new trees planted. Manish Jha, general manager of Anantara Hua Hin Resort, comments, “The launch of Anantara Hua Hin Resort’s Soap for Hope CSR programme provided a uniquely rewarding experience in which resort team members and guests worked together to help save the environment and better the lives of children in need. While the renovations we undertook at Thoumnobphaeo School ensure that the students can learn and play in a safer, cleaner, more beautiful and better equipped environment, paving the way for a brighter future.”

Centara to support programme that puts surplus food to good use Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, will participate in an innovative new charity operation that collects and distributes surplus food to benefit people in need, starting this August. The operation, ThaiHarvest|SOS is a joint initiative with OzHarvest, the pioneering Aus-tralian organization that has established a proven and successful “Food Rescue” model which is being adopted around the world, and the Thai Foundation Scholars of Sustenance (SOS)” The programme’s mission is to eliminate hunger and food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food. Experts estimate as much as a third of food produced for human consumption is wasted in the transport, distribution, and preparation supply chain. When this food ends up

daily from participating supermarkets, hotels, food courts, restaurants and other businesses. Trained inspectors sort the food and assure its safety. Food no longer fit for human consumption is taken to local farms for composting. The rest is refrigerated and delivered to the needy. Since 2016 ThaiHarvest|SOS has donated over 60,000 meals to organizations such as Mercy Center Orphanage, Half Way Homes for men and women,

in a landfill, it represents a tremendous waste of resources and a lost opportunity to help people unable to afford adequate nutrition. The OzHarvest rescue and redistribution system has proven a safe and efficient way to reduce this waste and benefit the planet. Begun in Australia 14 years ago, it is now being replicated in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Peru, Indonesia and Vietnam. An important part of the initiative is educating people about the problem and opportunity of food waste. In Thailand, ThaiHarvest|SOS picks up good quality surplus food

the Pak Kred Babies’ Home and the Poh Teck Tung Foundation. In August, Centara Hotels and Resorts will begin donating surplus food from its Centara Grand hotels at CentralWorld and Ladprao. Eventually it hopes for all its Thailand properties to participate. These main two properties will also arrange an event called “Master Class Dinner”. It will be led by Will and Steve, celebrity chefs who won Australia’s The Seven Network’s top rating cooking show in 2015- My Kitchen Rules Australia and known as chefs who support OzHarvest campaigns and now ThaiHarvest|SOS.

“We are thrilled about the leadership taken by Centara to partner with us on our mission to eliminate hunger and reduce food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food. Their commitment and support will allow ThaiHarvest|SOS to both help reduce food waste in Thailand and at the same time, provide good meals to those in need in our community”, said Gopi Krishnan, head of Programmes at OzHarvest and ThaiHarvest|SOS. “As we prepare food for our guests, unavoidably at the end of each day we have surplus – for example, bakery items or excess from a large banquet,” said Centara’s corporate director of Food and Beverage, Winfried Hancke. “It is a shame to let this food go to waste when there are so many people who could benefit from it.” Supatra Chirathivat, Centara’s senior vice president Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities, noted how well the programme fits the group’s social responsibility and sustainability goals. “Being a good member of the community means helping those less fortunate and using the Earth’s resources more efficiently. We’re so enthusiastic to support the work of OzHar vest and ThaiHarvest|SOS. Food is an area where we can all help reduce waste. I hope our involvement helps educate and inspire others to do their part.”

Big cleaning day at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Daranat Nuchaikaew (5th right), director of Human Resources, along with the management and staff joined an activity big cleaning as a part of the project “Centara Care”, cleaning surrounding public areas at the resort to help and maintain the good environment recently.


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Our Community Life changing wheelchair Founded in 2012, FWD Thailand is one of the Kingdom’s newest insurance companies, and together with their banking partner, Thai Military Bank, they are delivering services to more than 700,000 customers nationwide.

center, which is located on the same site as the Father Ray Foundation and employs only people living with a disability. The employment law in Thailand states that if a company has more than one hundred employees then 10 percent of its employees must

While the company’s aim is, like the majority of businesses, to make money for it’s shareholders, there is a strong sense of corporate social responsibility in the company, which is lead by CEO Mike Plaxton. A large contingent of staff from FWD recently traveled to Pattaya for the opening ceremony of their newest call

be registered as a person with a disability. The new FWD Thailand call center joins similar centers from Powerbuy, AXA Life Insurance, 1479 Hotline and AIS Telecommunications, who are all located at the Father Ray Foundation and they all employ people with disabilities. Not only did FWD Thailand open a new call center,

Plaxton also donated five brand new electric wheelchairs to five severely disabled students at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities. It was a closely guarded secret as to which students would be receiving the new chairs, but when the five names, one young man and four female students, were announced, it was clear to see just how overjoyed they all were. The minute their names were called their lives changed.

by Derek Franklin

No longer will they have to rely on others to push them up a ramp. No longer will they be left behind at the school when all their friends have gone down to Big C Extra on their day off, and no longer will they need help to cross the road. Now they are free to go wherever they want to go, and it is amazing to think that a wheelchair with a small motor attached can change the life of a young person. More information can be found at or email

Centara Hotels and Resorts in Krabi joined forces to grow the mangrove forest

Management, executives and staff members of three Centara resorts in Krabi, led by Darren Shaw, general manager of Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villas Krabi; George Kenton, general manager of Centara Anda Dhevi Resort and Spa Krabi, as well as

Chalermrat Khumsawad, general manager of Centra by Centara PhuPano Resort Krabi, joined forces to grow the mangrove forest. The activity was part of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives aimed at building a good relationship with social and community.

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GREYHOUND CAFÉ Bangkok’s trendiest eatery has arrived in Pattaya

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Pattaya’s restaurant scene is as wide-ranging as that of any tourist destination in the world with the most popular branded establishments planting their flag into Pattaya’s soil. Until now though there was one mighty culinary omission, but that has been rectified. The wait is over – and the talk of the town the Greyhound Café – is in our midst. Sangravee “Ake” Chuaypung is the manager and he is more than happy to explain the history of the company and steer you through the menu. >> continued on L8

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Dusit Thani Pattaya donates candles and other items

Chevrolet supports candle festival in Ubon Ratchathani

The staff and management of Dusit Thani Pattaya were led by GM Neoh Kean Boon when they brought donations of candles and other essential items for the monks and religious leaders at Djitthabhawan Temple off Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya to commemorate Buddhist Lent and Asanha Bucha Day. The temple visit was also marked by prayers with the temple monks who graciously accepted the donations offered every year by the hotel as part of its CSR initiatives.

Spa Cenvaree welcomes Burapha University International College

Chevrolet Sales Thailand supported Ubon Ratchathani’s Candle Festival of 2017 to mark the beginning of Buddhist Lent. This is one of the largest traditional festivals in Thailand. During the annual parade, nine Chevrolet Colorado trucks showed their capability by towing carved beeswax candles made by artisans across the province. The Colorado trucks also pleased the audience with their true American design DNA.

Persuasive Communication Training at Centara Grand Ladprao Bangkok

Chuenkamon Leechutiwat (left centre), spa manager of Spa Cenvaree at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, welcomed the students of hotel and tourism programme from Burapha University International College led by Parinya Nakpathom (right centre), assistant dean for Student Affairs and instructor of international hotel and tourism management, during their visit for the knowledge of hotel management.

Royal Cliff conducts 28th Annual Workplace Fire Safety Training and Emergency Response Program Royal Cliff Hotels Group conducted its 28th Annual Workplace Fire Safety Training and Emergency Response Program together with the Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Pattaya at the Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH). Guest safety is the utmost priority at Royal Cliff. Over 200 employees from various departments were selected to join educational and comprehensive yearly exercises that aim to teach them the importance of being adequately prepared for fire emergencies.

Franz Sanchez (4th left), executive assistant manager of Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, together with Earth Saisawang (2nd right), president of the Thailand Hotel Public Relations Association, and Pradapporn Chantaworaluck (3rd left), Public Relations manager of the hotel, welcomed Sanae Srisuwan (3rd right), guest speaker for a seminar on “Persuasive Communication Training” held at Horwang Suite, Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

Annual fire drill and evacuation 2017 at Centara hotels in Pattaya

The management executives and staff members of two Centara resorts in Pattaya, led by Jonas Sjostedt (2nd seated from left), general manager of Centara Nova Hotel and Spa Pattaya and Centara Pattaya Hotel, participated in the 2017 Annual Fire Drill and Fire Evacuation Practice Training to ensure safety awareness for handling an emergency situation trained by Pattaya Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. This training was a part of crisis management policy aimed at highest safety standard for all departments.



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Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya at Khaen Thong Children’s Home Dmitry Chernyshev, general manager of Siam@ Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, led the hotel management in donating food, beverages and money to Khaen Thong Chilrdren’s Home at Khon Kaen city, which were accepted by the Children’s Home administration representative. As a major role in hospitality industry, it has been a great joy to accommodate and find way for the employees in giving back to society in a fun and meaningful way. Kids are future of one’s own nation and the team couldn’t be happier to see captivating smiles all over their faces.

Hilton Pattaya donates fire extinguishers to Pattaya Police Station

Hilton Pattaya led by Eva Moral (5th from left), director of Operations, Ashwin Bhat (4th from left), director of Business Development, together with team members donated 30 fire extinguishers to Pattaya Police Station for general use and support local community. Moreover, Hilton Pattaya’s management team emphasizes on a mission to support and strengthen the local community by organizing many social responsibility campaigns.

India’s King of Pop at Royal Cliff Hi5 MOT films at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Kavitha Khadgepuram, senior sales manager for MICE and Weddings – Indian Market of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, welcomed the famous Daler Singh, known by his stage name Daler Mehndi, an Indian recording artist, musician, songwriter, author, record producer, performer and environmentalist who is credited with making Indian pop music and Bhangra popular worldwide.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Wuthisak Pichayagan (left), hotel manager, along with Sunee Robinson (right), Public Relations manager, gave a warm welcome to Wantita “Cat” Liewchalermwong (centre), host of “Hi5 MOT” on channel 5, during the filming of the TV show at the resort.


events Summer Time art exhibition opening Supatra Chirathivat (centre), senior vice president for Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibilities of Centara Hotels and Resorts, presided over the opening ceremony of “Summer Time” art exhibition by artist Piangkhwuan Kamijn (3rd from right). Some proceeds will be donated to Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The exhibition runs until September 23 at Sky Lobby Lounge, 23rd floor of Centara Grand at Central World.

G Session Neon Nation The first wave of this year’s iconic beach party at Pullman Pattaya Hotel G has arrived with the G Session Neon Nation. Guests came in all set, ready and prepared to glow in their brightest party gear at the free-entry event held at The Beach Club Bar. The hotel’s events team was on hand to top up guests with fluorescent body paint, UV tattoos, and glow sticks, ensuring everyone stands out at the dimly lit venue, while mixologists stirred up some concoctions featuring Absolut vodka. Setting the mood for a glow-on full moon party were DJ 49, DJ Hammer, DJ B Angel, and MC Korner. Also, the party was amped-up with social media games and limbo rock with prizes including a bottle of Absolut vodka, complimentary use of a Neon Cabana on the night worth 4,500 baht complete with party props and drinks, and International Seafood BBQ Buffet Dinner. An exclusive fire show sealed the night as the event’s highlight. Call 038 411 940-8 or email to catch the next G Session Beach Party later this year.

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eve n ts c a le n d a r PILC EVENTS PILC (Pattaya International Ladies Club) organises a wide range of events regularly. For details, check the calendar below. August Lunch Date: 1 August 2017, Tuesday, 11 am – 1 pm Venue: Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya August Coffee Morning Date: 22 August 2017, Tuesday, 10 am – 12 pm Venue: The Coffee Club, Royal Garden Plaza Quiz Night Date: 30 September 2017, Saturday, 7 pm Venue: Workshop, 4th Floor, Executive Tower, Holiday Inn Pattaya Activities: Fee of 750 baht includes buffet dinner (drinks will be available for purchase). Team of six at a table, hurry and book your team tables! Plenty of fun to be had and prizes to be won! RSVP: For more information: PILC Email: or

MINI ROADSHOW 2017 Date: until 8 November 2017 Venue: Provinces across Thailand Activities: MINI Thailand is teaming up with MINI authorised dealers to organise the MINI ROADSHOW 2017, a special on-the-road experience that will bring the latest MINI range to delight fans in several provinces across Thailand. MINI lovers will have a chance to get up close and personal with new MINI models – including the All-New MINI Countryman, which transformed the premium compact car into a Sport Activity Vehicle that retains MINI’s trademark “go-kart feeling”, and the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman – as they discover first-hand the vehicles’ uniquely British heritage while enjoying exciting test drives in true MINI style throughout the latter half of 2017. The MINI ROADSHOW 2017 will march out to meet fans in: • Bangkok on 15-21 August at Central Plaza Pinklao • Udon Thani from 28 September to 1 October at Central Plaza Udon Thani • Nakhon Ratchasima on 5-8 October at The Mall Korat • Bangkok on 2-8 November at Central Plaza Ladprao For more information: BMW Group Thailand Tel: 1-800-269-269,,

BACARDI LIVE DJ PARTY Date: 1 September 2017, Friday, 7 pm – 1 am Venue: Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Amari Pattaya Activities: Come and get together throughout the night and be entertained by DJ Duke O’Phive, guest DJ from Bangkok, playing house music. DJ Duke was a composer and scratched for Ebola Live on stage. Don’t miss watching Mantra’s Flaring Bartenders’ show. Special offer of buy one, get one free. For more information: Mantra Restaurant and Bar Tel: 089 428 4185 (Khun Benjamas)


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What's Cooking?

Sunday Brunch is now being served at InterContinental Pattaya Resort Starts from August 13, 2017 onward at Elements Restaurant Available every Sunday from 11:30 am to 3 pm starting August 13, 2017, Sunday Brunch at Elements Restaurant is a magnificent spread of Mediterranean and Asian favourites, live music and spectacular ocean views. Indulge in a new menu that features seafood specials like Alaskan king crabs and juicy clams, BBQ, choice roast cuts and heavenly desserts. Bring the kids; while they play at Planet Trekkers Kids Club you can chill with the best ocean view in Pattaya. Sunday Brunch is priced at 1,899 baht ++ per adult or 950 baht ++ per child aged 4 to 12 years old. Spend a little extra and make your brunch experience more special with free-flow drinks. Add 900 baht ++ per adult for free flow of wines and local beers or 2,900 baht ++ per adult for free flow of champagne. For more information, contact 038 259 888 or

Chinese Cuisine at Oasis Restaurant From now until end of August, world-famous Chinese cuisine is being served at the all-day dining restaurant Oasis of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya on top of its a la carte menu of international, Asian and European favourites. The new promotion features the wonderful flavours of home-style Cantonese cuisine and the delicacies of Imperial Chinese Era serving specialties derived from the popular Dynasty restaurant established in 1983 at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok. Two guest chefs from northern Bangkok are in town to bring a new dimension to authentic Chinese cuisine. Indulgent highlights include a selection of dim sum, Chinese favourites and seafood dishes. The hotel team, comprised of executive assistant manager for F&B Mario Mendis, PR Manager Sunee Robinson and Oasis Assistant Restaurant Manager Yum was on hand during our visit to recommend their own picks from the menu, which has been carefully selected from the countless delicious and fantastic dishes at Dynasty in Bangkok offering only the best of the best. Pattaya Today team soon started to savor a variety of dim sum from a delectable selection of 12 items. Strongly recommended are steamed Australian scallop, steamed snow fish rolls in soya sauce, spring green hacao and tofu wrap, but you shouldn’t miss deep-fried green

tea with ginkgo nuts and ChineseThai fusion deep-fried shrimp rolls with mango best complemented by the house-made mango mayo, a signature dish from Bangkok’s Dynasty. Mango mayo is only one of the six sauces available and you may still request a seventh Chinese chili paste for that extra kick. A choice of fish maw or Szechuan is available for soup. A feast was right before us as more items fill our table with hot

Deep-fried green tea with ginkgo nuts

Fish maw soup

Steamed snow fish rolls in soya sauce

Crispy pork


Roasted duck

Yang Chow fried rice

Sautéed fresh scallops with XO sauce

and cold dishes. The fresh and succulent scallops sautéed with XO sauce proved its worth, while the chilled jelly fish and drunken chicken provided a good contrast to other hot dishes. A Chinese gourmet experience wouldn’t be complete without the classics: crispy pork, BBQ pork, and roasted duck to be wrapped in Chinese pancake with spring onion and cucumber, which all go well with the BBQ sauce. For a guaranteed full meal, order a Yang Chow fried rice or Fookien style fried noodle. End the meal on a sweet note with delicious desserts such as mini custard bun and red bean bun. This culinary journey to authentic Chinese cuisine is best experienced with either Chinese white tea or Japanese green tea. Chinese cuisine is being served twice daily at Oasis during lunch from 11:30 am to 3 pm and dinner from 5:30 to 10 pm. Oasis restaurant is located at the lower main lobby near the water park of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating and is open from 6 am to 11 pm. For reservations, call 038 714 981 or email


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Mantis the Dip With spiced and creamy sauce, trio of crispy and crunchy breads, romaine lettuce, pickled carrots and cauliflower INGREDIENTS 60 grams mantis shrimp meat 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 shallot, finely diced 2 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 red chili, finely diced ½ cup white wine 1 tsp Cajun powder 2 sprig of thyme 1 sprig fresh tarragon salt and pepper to taste 60 grams cream cheese 70 grams whipping cream 15 grams grated cheddar cheese 15 grams grated mozzarella cheese 10 grams chopped parsley 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted 30 grams sliced baguette 25 grams sliced brown bread 30 grams crispy dough 5 grams romaine lettuce leaves 5 grams pickled carrot 10 grams pickled cauliflower


To make the dish and assemble Preheat the saucepan to medium-high. Sauté the shallot, garlic and chili until soft. Turn the heat to high then add the mantis shrimp meat and white wine. Add in the Cajun powder, thyme, tarragon, and season with salt and pepper. Add the cream cheese and whipping cream, stir thoroughly to mix well. Turn the heat to low, add in cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Keep stirring gently until the cheeses are completely melted in the mixture. Take the saucepan off the heat immediately. Pour all the mixture into the black metal pot. Put the pot under the salamander machine on high heat until the surface starts to brown. Garnish with chopped parsley. Do the plating and serve with romaine leaves and a jar of pickled carrot and cauliflower.


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Petch Paepiromrat Specialty: International Cuisine

Full name:

For the breads and condiments Slice the baguette and brown bread into 4-mm thick, 5 pieces each. Cut the brown bread into triangle shape. Brush all the sliced breads with melted butter on both sides then grill until starting to crisp and have grill marks. Prepare the dough, flatten, and put in the oven for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, take the dough out of the oven and cut into triangle shape. Bake again until crispy. Choose the romaine by using the inner part of the leaves. Pickle the carrot and cauliflower for at least a night.

Hot Kitchen, Hilton Pattaya

Featured dish:

Mantis the Dip

Performing @:

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

Passion Fruit Starlight INGREDIENTS


Pinyalak “Pa-aob” Siridechekavapun

2 oz 0.5 oz 0.5 oz 1 oz 1 oz 1.5 oz

Olmeca Gold Tequila Cherry Heering Grand Marnier Monin Rose Syrup lime juice pomegranate juice



Passion Fruit Starlight

half cut of passion fruit



Bartender at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar, Hilton Pattaya

Put all ingredients together in a mixing glass. Shake well and serve nicely in a martini glass. Garnish with half cut of passion fruit.

GLASS TYPE Martini Glass


Available at

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


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F&B Promotions This Mother’s Day, Mom Eats FREE

Mum Eats Free

Mother’s Day Promotion

at Starz Diner, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

at Benihana Pattaya

at The Glass House, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok

This Mother’s Day, celebrate with your mom at Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya by experiencing new buffet at Starz Diner. Come along on August 12, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, and feast upon the delicious “The Great Charcoal BBQ Buffet”, fresh charcoal-grilled prime meats, seafood and mixed skewers straight from the Old Hickory Churrasco grill, all served directly and continuously to your table. All for just 1,299 baht per person. For every four guests that dine, mom will receive complimentary dinner and a rose. This promotion is not applicable for use in conjunction with other promotions.

Benihana is going the extra mile for the mum who appreciates watching the chefs work their magic, as they prepare a special, healthy set menu, featuring an array of delectable items.

Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok celebrates Mother’s Day on Saturday, August 12, 2017, with a “Mom Dines Free” promotion ensuring this year’s celebration is truly special. Every paying table of five people bringing mom with them allows her to dine absolutely free, meaning you’ll only pay for four people! You and mom can enjoy the most talked about buffet in Sathorn featuring a wide and varied selection of Thai and international cuisine and “Catch of the Day” seafood exclusively for Mother’s Day including succulent imported Alaskan king crabs, rock lobsters, blue river prawns, snow fish and New Zealand green mussels plus panfried foie gras and premium European cold cuts. If that’s not enough the extensive international buffet also offers a fresh pasta bar, crispy Thai salads, piping hot favorites, a dedicated Japanese corner with homemade sushi, sashimi and tempura and a very special unagi sushi which is sure to catch mom’s eye as well as a delectable desserts corner featuring a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit to dip, homemade cakes of all shapes and sizes and crêpe suzette and pancake live station. The restaurant will also be presenting a special hand garland to your wonderful mom to make her day even more precious. Lunch buffet is served from 12 to 3 pm, while dinner buffet is served from 6 to 10 pm. Priced at 1,800 baht net per person, 50 percent discount for children under the age of 12.

Benihana Pattaya is located on the 2nd floor of Royal Garden Plaza.

For reservations, call 038 428 755-9 ext 8323 or email

For more information and reservations, contact 038 412 120 ext 1395.

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

Experience a wide selection of mantis shrimp dishes at Hilton Pattaya

Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar – Excellence and Heritage offers the best of French food essentially made with a rice combination of authentic ingredients refined into haute cuisine. Vive La France! - Boeuf Bourguignon (850 baht ++) - Coq Au Vin (650 baht ++) Available until September 2017.

Hilton Pattaya presents mantis shrimp, local ingredient of the month, which is mostly found in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. It is normally served steamed, grilled or deep-fried with garlic and peppers. If you are looking for something different, Hilton Pattaya invites you to experience a wide selection of Thai, Asian and Western mantis shrimp menus throughout the month of August. Flare Restaurant on level 15 presents Singapore Noodles, fried noodles with mantis shrimp and spicy sauce in Singapore style at 500 baht nett and Sweet and Sour Mantis Shrimp Salad, seared mantis shrimp with mango mousse sauce and fruit salad at 450 baht nett. Available every night from 6 to 10:30 pm. Drift Lobby Lounge and Bar on level 16 invites you to enjoy a panoramic view of Pattaya Bay with three special creations including Mantis Shrimp Spaghetti Kee Mao, stir-fried squid ink spaghetti with chili, green peppercorns, hairy basil and mantis shrimp at 450 baht nett, Mantis the Dip, mantis shrimp and cheese dip with three kinds of toast and pickles at 350 baht nett, and Mantis Shrimp Cocktail, crispy wrapped and chilled mantis shrimp with lettuce, pomegranate served together with barbecue sauce, cocktail sauce and seafood sauce at 350 baht nett. Available every day from 11 am to 11 pm. Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar on level 34 introduces mantis shrimp in Spanish style: Paella de Marisco, mantis shrimp paella with Patatas Bravas, mantis shrimp salad, mantis shrimp croquettes, bruschetta with mantis shrimp and piquillo, jamón, Spanish chorizo, Manchego cheese and kalamata olives. All together is priced at 2,200 baht nett. Available every night from 6 to 11 pm.

For more information, contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email

For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000, email or visit

Seafood BBQ Buffet every Thursday night

at Panorama – Dramatic Atmosphere, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel

For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 981.

Vive La France at Royal Grill Room and Wine Cellar – Excellence and Heritage, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel

For more information and reservations, call 02 210 8100, email or visit

Cantonese Delight at Huang Chao – Royal Cantonese Cuisine, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel Experience Cantonese dining at its finest at Huang Chao – Royal Cantonese Cuisine. - Royal Cliff crispy duck crackers (280 baht ++) - Chinese oyster omelette (260 baht ++) - Taiwanese egg noodle soup with roasted duck or pork (280 baht ++) Available until September 2017. For more information, contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email

The Great Charcoal BBQ Buffet at Starz Diner, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya offers “The Great Charcoal BBQ Buffet”. A feast of fresh charcoal-grilled prime meats and seafood with a special themed dinner buffet every night. A wide selection of delicious meats – beef, pork, chicken, lamb; seafood – prawn, fish, squid, crab; vegetables – peppers, mushrooms, corn on the cob, and mixed skewers straight from the Old Hickory Churrasco grill, all served directly and continuously to your table.

Chocoholic Pleasure

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

Spoil your inner sweet tooth and enjoy delicate pastries made with passion and love by the talented Chef Frederic at Panorama – Dramatic Atmosphere, priced at 160 baht ++. - Chocolate mousse with original apricot flavored brandy - Charlotte aux chocolate - Tiramisu chocolate mousse flavored mocha - La chocolate catalane - Chocolate liegeois Available until September 2017.

Enjoy this with a rotating schedule of freshly made teppan dishes or fresh fried tempura, pasta dishes of your choosing, choose-yourown salads, sushi and sashimi, freshly made crepes or waffle, ice creams and cakes, or freshly baked breads and pastries fresh off the baking tray and to your table, and much, much more. Price is 788 baht per person from Sunday to Thursday, 1,299 baht per person every Friday and Saturday. Kids under 12 eat free, 12 to 18 years old 50 percent off. 65+ years old 25 percent off. Available from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Ask for the Eat-Well-Rock-Well card and get 15 percent off and a free meal every ninth visit.

For more information or table reservations, contact 038 714 981 or email

For more information, contact Tel: 038 250 421 ext 2007, 2037 or email

For reservations, call 038 428 755-9 ext 8323 or email

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Mick & Di The Food Lovers


Located in front of Kaan Show, D’Luck Cinematic Theatre, Thepprasit Road, it’s a striking building reported to have been built at an enormous cost. Three zones offer ground floor eating and drinking with an upper cool cocktail bar plus an alfresco and fashionable terrace for catching the cool breezes. It’s the place to be and Pattaya’s style setters are already on the radar. The décor leans towards the in vogue industrial but with so many elegant twists and modern furnishings, it is chic, stylish and well dressed. The menu is “Thai and Italian with a twist”; it’s new, innovative, eclectic and delicious. The cocktails are awesome and are sure to refresh as well as impress. The mixologists have stayed up late creating new Thai-inspired cocktails such as their Sand Dog (B.210), containing Sang Som, triple sec, an iced tea cube and iced tea with lime juice for a long refresher with the kick of rum. Coconut Breeze (B.290) is served in an eye-catching glass embracing a tropical treat of Malibu, fresh pineapple and a pineapple/lime juice, while Frozen Blue (B.250) is another Sang Som delight shaken with vodka and blue curacao syrup with lime juice. Both cocktails are made uber-super cool with the addition of liquid nitrogen to wow and impress (and look fantastic in the photos!) The menu is a sweeping culinary romp (with a twist) through popular Italian dishes and Southeast Asian cuisine. The food is an exciting mélange of everyone’s favourites, but with the Greyhound twist of deconstructing, reinventing,

concocting, conceiving and contriving to make it the most inspired cuisine. In addition to their extensive a la carte menu, there is an exclusive Pattaya branch menu bursting with fish-themed dishes reflecting its seaside location. For instance, the signature local dish (B.320) features an accompanying clear soup plus poached freshlycaught tiger prawns, squid and whiting fish topped with a chilli lime sauce and served on fried rice enhanced with a soft-boiled egg. Blue crab is a speciality and prepared in many diverse recipes including the original Chonburi crab egg chilli dip topped with chunks of crab meat, a garden of fresh vegetables and clear soup to complete the combo (B.250). Another firm favourite are the boiled blood cockles served with a spicy peanut sauce (B.180) or the grilled Thai fish cakes craftily presented on sugar cane skewers and served with pickled vegetables. We started our dinner from the main menu ordering a Fresh Lasagna Salad (B.180) and Seared Scallop Salad (B.490). There are so many soups and salads to choose from. These include Italian Clam and Mussel Soup to Prawn Bisque with Fresh Cream and many more. Meat eaters would be well-served with a variety of diced fillet steak with crisp lettuce and special dressing. While on the subject of sauces and dressings, there is a sauce wizard in this kitchen; there’s spicy tomato salsa, aioli dip—that Mediterranean favourite redolent with garlic and extra virgin olive oil, there’s sweet and sour, peanut, and so many more and they are all exceptional lifting

Oceanic Gang

Salmon Sashimi in Spicy Hot Sauce

>> from L1 their chosen ingredients to the top of the tree. The bruschetta comes highly recommended either with a special mushroom topping or their choice house tomato. What else did they tempt us with? Homemade Pate with Cognac and Fresh Green Peppercorns (B.180), a new “Tartine Dip” (B.280) comes with warm bread served with crab rillettes and an unusual sardine dip. For ravioli lovers try these innovative new versions; the first surprise is that they arrive crispy with another great Greyhound salsa and are filled with either velvety spinach and cream or tangy anchovy and clams for that the full umami effect. We were a full contingent of four for our Greyhound experience and were able to try a whole range of dishes. Chef is always conceptualizing on the traditional and giving it that Greyhound twist. One of the latest additions to the new menu is Oceanic Gang (B.450), an intriguing stir-fried gang of mussels, shrimps, squid and clams liberally tossed with extra virgin olive oil, white wine, dried chillies with lemon and rosemary for that final zing. They serve it with toasted garlic brioche, the perfect vehicle for dunking and scooping up all that finger-licking, unctuous olive oil infused with the tastes of the sea. We also tasted their signature Salmon Sashimi in Spicy Hot Sauce (B.200) and it was fantastic. Super tender, sweet sashimi smothered in their excellent hot sauce with the plate big enough for sharing; it was a star dish. Of course we also had to try Greyhound’s Famous Fried Chicken Wings (B.140) that flies out

Choc Shock Waffle

of the kitchen every few minutes. They have been marinated in tangy fish sauce and then deep-fried to a crispy, crunchy finale; no residue oil on these babies, just super crisp and crusty. So many wonderful dishes, we’re running out of space, but must tell you about a few more. B.160 will buy you the best Fresh Spring Rolls we have tasted in some time. Cooked fresh shrimps, chicken, flavoursome pork skin and various veggies have been wrapped in fresh spring roll skins and served zinging with vibrant flavours. And the sauce? It’s everyone’s favourite, that gooey, savoury, sweet and sour sauce. Still can’t finish without telling you about the waffles. Now alongside the sauce wizard in this kitchen there’s also a waffle wizard. We tried the “original”, crisp yet munchy with lashings of maple syrup melting into the soft butter, topped with a ball of chocolate ice cream. Ummm it was scrumptious. For the real chocolate addicts there’s the Choc Shock Waffle (B.190) which would surely hit the spot. A chocolate chip/cocoa waffle is topped with chocolate sauce and grated flakes and then delivered to your table with the addition of chocolate ice cream. There’s even more waffles to choose from, laden with fresh fruit, tangy berry sauce, cranberries, red crumble; it’s waffles all the way at Greyhound Café. If none of the above take your fancy then you’re a candidate for the DIY Waffle with a choice of three toppings. Choose two flavours of waffle (Original, Red Velvet, or Chocolate) or you could mix them up. Choose three toppings: shaved chocolate, cheddar cheese, almonds, peanut butter, Nutella, blueberry sauce, raspberry sauce, chocolate sauce, banana, or


Sugar Cane Juice

strawberries, and dive straight in to make your very own bespoke waffle. We’ve started on delicious, decadent desserts, so let’s carry on. Crepes are there, glorious, sticky crepes either the traditional Suzette or a mixed fruit (for only B.90) including peach. Everything is house-made and yes, there’s another dessert wizard here. Cheesecakes, crumbles, the on-trend sea salt caramel drenched cakes and of course Banoffee with its Oreo heart (B.150). There are so many culinary masterpieces to be had at this innovative, trendy eatery. Noodles are top favourites as are the groundbreaking vegetarian dishes and oh, so much more. Then there’s the Chalawan Cave award-winning craft beer, but more about those in a separate article. Prices at Greyhound Café are exceedingly reasonable, the ambiance laid-back and friendly and between the three eating/drinking zones it surely meets the zeitgeist of modern Pattaya. Greyhound Café Pattaya is located in front of Kaan Show, D’Luck Cinematic Theatre, Thepprasit Road, it’s a striking building; you can’t miss it. Do pop in and indulge; you won’t regret it. Greyhound Café Pattaya 168/8 Moo 12 Thepprasit Road Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm (SunThu), 11 am till midnight (Fri-Sat) Tel: 033 641 287, 033 641 462

Hotel Promotions

Lychee Rainbow Frappe

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Titaree Woratummawit

SIGNATURE DRINK Ice Cream Milk Shake


Service Attendant at Holiday Inn Pattaya

INGREDIENTS 15 ml 3 whole 1 pc 20 ml 150 ml 2 scoops


lychee syrup lychee in syrup mango sugar syrup fresh milk crushed ice

Blue Hawaii yoghurt (Blue Hawaii syrup mixed with plain yoghurt) strawberry yoghurt (strawberry syrup mixed with plain yoghurt) whipping cream rainbow candy marshmallow


Decorate glass with Blue Hawaii yoghurt and strawberry yoghurt. Blend all ingredients and put in the glass. Top with whipping cream and garnish with rainbow candy and marshmallow.


Studio Hi-Ball Glass (16 oz)


Available at

Flow Café and Flow Express, Holiday Inn Pattaya from July to September 2017


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Spa Promotions Jasmine Pearl Ritual for Mom at Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya

Jasmine flower symbolizes the authentic and unconditional love of mother. It also signifies the virtue of mothers who dedicate their entire life to their beloved children. The divine jasmine bouquet is mostly used as a gift on Mother’s Day in many countries including Thailand.

Mantra wows with a Sake, Wine and Whisky Dinner

Australian Lamb Rack

Spiced Butternut Broth

Mantra Restaurant and Bar has set the benchmark for global cuisine since its opening over 10 years ago. It consistently ranks in the top restaurants of the city and deserves its enviable reputation for serving unswerving quality in an ambiance of contemporary elegance. Chic, stylish and unique, it works hard to maintain its position in Pattaya’s gastro circles. Exclusive culinary (and musical) events take place regularly, especially wine dinners where the skills of their executive chef, Shaun Venter, and his brigade make for a memorable evening. The latest culinary event featured a trio of alcoholic potions paired with a gourmet six-course dinner. The first pouring of the evening featured a most unusual sparkling Sake, Dassai Junmai Daiginjo Happou Nigori. A first for most people gathered at the bar as it most certainly was for us. For an exciting aperitif it fitted the bill perfectly and accompanied by Mussel Ceviche and a Wagyu Yakitori it proved an innovative opening and a portent of what was to come. Once seated in the restaurant the first appetiser was served, a Salmon Mi Cuit. Literally meaning “half-cooked”, it was a gem of a dish. The translucent salmon with its decadent texture had been prepared with a combination of heat and salt to ensure that, although served chilled, this delightful fish was anything but raw. Served on a bed of goat’s cheese and leek risotto plus tiny slivers of beetroot gastrique (prepared in a sweet and sour sauce), it was a heavenly dish.

Just a little more and alas the bottom of my plate appeared; I could have licked it clean! The wine pairing was a New Zealand Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016. This crisp, fresh young wine, from one of our favourite areas of New Zealand, escorted this first course admirably. The next pour was a Rawson’s Retreat Chardonnay 2016 from Australia. A very dry wine with a slight oaky finish it bravely ushered the next course of Spiced Butternut Broth. A deeply comforting broth loaded with coconut cream, chilli oil and lobster dumplings plus an intriguing underlying tang of Thai curry. Kudos to the kitchen for this perfectly executed union of flavours. Moving along, the next dish extolled the extravagance of foie gras. It had been treated to a burnished glaze of miso and attended by pan-fried duck and a selection of vanilla stewed fruit. It was oohing and aahing all the way. I loved every morsel; it was a perfect plate of food and the fig, prune and apricot were especially luscious. I’d buy a barrel of them if I could. Paired with this elegant dish a Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir 2011 from Chile an enjoyable wine, quite delicate with a rounded raspberry fruit finish which accompanied the richness of the foie gras quite suitably. Now Mick and I are not particular fans of the fruity sorbets that appear before the main course, but Chef Shaun had veered from convention, turned it on its head and fashioned a palate refresher into a Michelin-

starred event. He had created a balsamic Gazpacho Granita par excellence crowned with a small portion of caviar. The tiny crystals of tomato, cucumber and bell peppers bounced and zinged in the mouth for a complete cleanse of the palate. It was now time for the main event, Australian lamb rack with its culinary cohorts of roast garlic, a truly luscious deep magenta red onion marmalade, it was sticky, sweet and addictive. We have to confess here that we were reaching our satiation point and sadly could not do full justice to that tender, blushing cutlet, but we certainly enjoyed every tasty forkful and together with the rich, fruity Sicilian Merlot (Surya Nero d’Avola Merlot IGT 2014), the course was a massive hit. Having bemoaned the fact we couldn’t squeeze in another morsel, dessert then hit the table. Who in their right mind couldn’t find space for a Baked Alaska? Italian silky meringue had been cloaked with tiramisu ice cream and sweet raspberries and was perfected by a glass of Mars Whisky Iwai which had been aged in bourbon, sherry and wine barrels. Absolute bliss and a spectacular conclusion to an exquisite six-course meal of gastronomic delights. Mantra Restaurant and Bar Amari Pattaya, North Pattaya Beach Road Open daily from 6 pm till l am (The bar opens at 5 pm) Tel: 038 429 591 Email:

Devarana Spa makes this upcoming Mother’s Day even more special by blending the aromatic jasmine oil together with fresh jasmine blooms and precious pearl powder in the glamour pampering spa treatment called “Jasmine Pearl Ritual”. The aromatic jasmine essence and precious pearl powder is generously applied for the whole 90-minute treatment process starting from 30-minute Jasmine Bloom and Pearl Body Scrub and ending the ritual with 60-minute Jasmine Aromatic Oil Massage. The pearl is highly beneficial to skin for its anti-aging and brightening properties whist the jasmine essential oil gently assists in hormone system balance. The body is in equilibrium, skin’s vitality is restored, muscles are relaxed, and stress vanishes. This divine experience for mom is available throughout August 2017 at all Devarana Spas in Thailand for 3,500 baht net. For more information, contact Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Pattaya on 038 371 044 or

Experience “Pampering of eforea” Package at eforea spa, Hilton Pattaya eforea spa at Hilton Pattaya introduces “Pampering of eforea” spa package exclusively designed for your ultimate relaxation. Enjoy a deep relaxing massage using the power of aromatherapy oils and traditional Thai massage techniques to melt tension and harmonize the body. Followed by an exclusive half-hour choice of herbal hot compresses or hot stones placed on key energy points. Complete with a pressure point facial massage and de-stressing scalp treatment to maximize relaxation and a completely new body experience. “Pampering of eforea” package is priced at 4,500 baht per person and 8,000 baht per couple for two hours and available from August 1 to October 31, 2017. eforea spa is located on level 17 of Hilton Pattaya and open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. For more information or reservations, call 038 253 000 or

Klin Mali spa treatment for your beloved mother at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand at Central World Show your beloved mother how much you love her with a relaxing spa treatment “Klin Mali” from Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World through August to September 2017, which is specially designed with mothers in mind. Priced at only 2,950 baht ++ per person, the treatment comes with a complimentary jasmine massage oil and jasmine body lotion gift set. Treat your mother to this indulgent two-hour relaxation escape that will sweep her away to a worry-free zone. This refreshing experience begins with a soothing foot bath of herbs, followed by a jasmine body massage using house-blended jasmine oil to release tension and stretch tight muscles. Finish with a jasmine body mask to help restore and moisturize your skin. Before you leave, relax with a refreshing cup of herbal tea and fresh fruit platter. Spa Cenvaree on the 26th floor of Centara Grand at Central World is the perfect place to treat mom to an extra special Mother’s Day! For more information or treatment reservations, contact 02 100 1234 ext 6511, 6516 or email

Gazpacho Granita

Executive chef Shaun (right) with his sous-chef Duan


fairness-fitness-finery Water Fitness v Land Fitness by Rory Coughlan

Water is 800 times denser than air, according to a study in the “International Journal of Sports Medicine.” The cushioning effect of the water provides both resistance and cushioning not found when exercising on land. The resistance of the water strengthens and tones muscles and affects more of the body when exercising if the water is chest-deep or higher. Endurance increases more effectively in deep-water aerobics because of the fullbody resistance factor. Due to the resistance of the water, participants in water aerobics expend more energy than participants in a landbased class when the intensity levels are equivalent. Landbased aerobics participants had a higher heart rate than water aerobics participants, according to a study published in the “Journal of Exercise Physiologyonline.” Even with a greater expense of energy, you may not see a significant difference in the amount of weight or fat you lose, according to a study published in the “Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness”. Participants in both the land- and water-based groups lost weight and body fat, and both groups saw a decrease in body measurements and skinfold when the exercises were comparable for intensity, duration and frequency.

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Face sculpting and contouring without surgery Facial sculpting or contouring is a technique that gives the patient an oval- or V-shaped face that is slimmer in profile, a common and popular facial slimming treatment among by Dr Natnicha Loichuen Asians. I’m sure many of you have heard of Botox treatments but not many of you know that you can use Botox to get a smaller face shape. Yeah! You can use Botox to get the much-desired V-shaped face. Of course, you can also go under the knife and do the “bone-shaving” operation to make your face smaller, but it’s really painful and it takes downtime for the surgery. So it seems obvious that Botox is the best way to do it. Sure it wears off after about four to six months (some up to eight months or even a year), but it doesn’t involve anyone cutting you

up and you possibly ending up with a face shape you don’t like permanently. Botox Botox is used for three main purposes: muscle spasm control, severe underarm sweating and cosmetic improvement. But in this article we are focusing on the third use, achieved with the product called Botox Cosmetic, which contains botulinum toxin type A (the active ingredient), human albumin (a protein found in human blood plasma) and sodium chloride. The uses of Botox Cosmetic are for the temporary smoothing of glabellar lines (also called frown lines), which are the lines between your eyebrows that can make you look tired, unhappy or angry and you can achieve a V-shaped face without undergoing surgery. You can avail V-shaped face treatment for as low as 9,999 baht only.

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

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Aerobics in a pool protects and cushions the joints during exercise because it is an extremely low-impact exercise. Aerobics in some land settings may provide lowimpact exercise, such as dancing, rebounding and walking, but you do not have the cushioning protection that water provides. The buoyancy offered by the water reduces the effect of gravity and allows your joints more range of motion, according to the International Fitness Association. Pregnant water aerobics participants experienced less back pain and missed fewer days of work due to back pain when they participated in water aerobics classes, according to a study published in the “Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing.” If you have joint damage, range of motion issues or are pregnant, water aerobics may offer the better alternative for your fitness goals. Students of various ages, abilities and physical conditions can benefit from water aerobics, according to the International Fitness Association. If you have severe low blood pressure, an infectious disease, open sores, allergies to chlorine or compromised breathing, water aerobics may not offer the best option. If water makes you anxious because you can’t swim or have a fear of drowning, choose a land-based fitness training. Fitness training experts are available at 313 Training Studio. URBAN HEALTHY CO., LTD. 64/2 Moo 1 Nongprue Soi 1 Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi Tel: 038 248 079

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August 10, 2017 Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper Brian Fee Animation | Comedy | Adventure | Family | Sport

Blindsided by a new generation of blazingfast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.


Release Date August 10, 2017 Lead Actors Stephanie Sigman, Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia Director David F. Sandberg Genre Horror | Mystery | Thriller In “Annabelle: Creation”, several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle will focus more on the doll’s maker, who invites a nun and a group of young girls into his home after they are forced to leave an orphanage.




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Chevrolet Colorado High Country Storm 2.5L 4x4

Come Hell or High Water – New Colorado Storm – No Fear! “Blue Me Away” – it did! The new Chevy Storm 4x4 in fog, rain, gravel and mud roads from Bangkok to Mae Sot highland frontier town. Design: Chevy Colorado High by John K. Lindgren Country “STORM”. A facelift or some say minor changes. I say major impression! Our demo unit painted in metallic light blue color called “BLUE ME AWAY METALLIC”. The model name of this new flagship Chevy Colorado High Country is STORM with recognizable dual-port grille with the Chevy yellow bowtie, black hood decal, LED daytime running lights, a black sport bar on the cargo bed and cool 18-inch wheels matching the twometric-ton and five-meter long body. Interior: High Country is a premium four-door crew cab pickup. Fit and finish top-notch with comfy stitched brown leather upholstery, especially the electric pilot’s seat. The rear seats with armrest provide ample space in the roomy cabin. Colorado High Country Storm connectivity boasts Chevrolet MyLink 8-inch color touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android synchronization. Rear wide-angle HD parking camera with front and rear park assist sensors makes reversing easier. Engine: 2.5-liter Duramax diesel boosted by a variable-geometry turbocharger pumping out 180 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. Transmission: 6-speed automatic box providing smooth gear changes. Premium diesel fuel consumption reading the on-board computer average 8.3 and best 14.6 km/l. Driving Experience: Bangkok-Mae Sot. Distance: 500 km on AH1 (Asian Highway 1) to Northern Mae Sot, Tak province bordering Myanmar. The old frontier town is fast developing. In the near future Mae Sot and the Friendship Bridge will be connected to the Greater Mekong Subregion’s EastWest Economic Corridor stretching


from Mawlamyine in Myanmar via Tak and Sukhothai provinces, Laos’ Savannakhet town to Vietnam’s Da Nang province. The AH1 to the North is perhaps Thailand’s best highway. Now, with all the new service stations Esso, Shell, PTT offering clean toilets, convenience stores, food stalls and coffee shops: Shell’s Deli Cafe, PTT’s Amazon and McDonald’s Drive-Thru in Nakhon Sawan. The Colorado High Country is a highway cruiser, par excellence. Commanding view forward and huge wing mirrors for rear view. Hey, Speedy Gonzales, watch out! Speed limit is 120 km/h but the Storm can easily do 160-180 km/h. Here the cruise control is needed. Click and set it at 115-120 km/h. Voila! But after a while “Tom Cruise” control is a bit boring. More fun to accelerate/overtake and enjoy the Storm turbocharger sound with fine throttle response. Chevy’s Storm is also loaded with sensors for safe highway cruising: forward collision warning, lane departure alert and tyre pressure monitoring system. The electric power steering has a good feel and feedback almost like a luxury SUV. Kamphaeng Phet and Tak highways provide long straights and fine smooth tarmac. No rain.

Four and a half hours drive and we approach Tak-Mae Sot intersection. Road 105. Only 20 minutes and road under construction. Detours! Yellow warning signs everywhere. No overtaking! Gravel and potholes and then the rain starts as we climb higher. Big 18-wheeler container trucks, left, right and center. Huge boulders in the middle of the road and more detours. Temperature dropping. The road is now muddy as the rain pours down. Visibility low. My wife says, “Let’s go back, please! Make a U-turn....!” Too many trucks behind. Impossible! Carry on. Negotiate the next steep serpentine. More blind bends and gut-wrenching twists. No turning back! But I trust our Chevy High Country Storm heavy duty pickup and engage the 4x4 traction mated to 180 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. Fog light and headlights on! Wipers, too. On the road side a broken down old Toyota sedan with the hood up. No motorcycles, few passenger cars mostly commercial vehicles and local Tak-Mae Sot buses belching out black smoke of the exhaust. Hundreds of meters below verdant valleys and foggy mountain peaks above. No human habitation. Only the road and more hairpins. Higher elevation. This road is not for the faint-hearted (new driver) especially during the rainy season.

Finally, we arrive at the midway point Doi Muser Hill Tribe Market. The highest elevation. The rain has changed into thick fog with gusts of wind. The temperature drops to 23 degrees Celsius! This busy market is run by the Muser Hill tribe people selling their fresh fruits, veggies and coffee. Outside the road work carries on. Yellow excavators and bulldozers digging and moving earth. After cups of strong Arabica coffee we continue. More detours and then downhill. The sign: LOW GEAR! Here Storm’s Hill Descent Control is needed when the road down steepens. The HDC driving assistant automatically controls vehicle speed on steep downhill gradients. As we finally approach Mae Sot municipality the fog disappears and the temperature rises to 28 degrees Celsius. The first traffic lights and a roundabout. I see passenger cars with Burmese black and white registration plates: Mandalay, Yangon and Naypyidaw heading for serious

shopping at Mega Home, Big C and Robinson’s. We have arrived! Safe and sound. A challenging and memorable drive which Chevrolet Colorado High Country Storm 4x4 has passed with flying colors. Verdict: Of all the pickup trucks I’ve tested the Chevy Colorado Storm – powerful, robust yet refined. This is a pickup truck for all seasons and road conditions. A test drive is recommended. Especially, if you’ve never driven a modern pickup before. There are 94 GM/Chevrolet dealers nationwide. BTW. The cool paint job “Blew me Away...” Chevrolet Colorado High Country Storm 2.5L 4x4 Engine: 2.5 liter turbo diesel Power: 180 horsepower Maximum torque: 440 Nm Top speed: 180 km/h Fuel consumption: 10 km/l (combined) Price: 1.098 million baht

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Eastern Seaboard

Sundowners at Dicey Reilly’s The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham Thailand) spearheaded the most recent business networking event in town, Eastern Seaboard Sundowners, held at AVANI Pattaya’s Dicey Reilly’s Pub and Eatery. In line with the purpose and value of the Chamber— business, connections and community—AustCham invited members and guests from Partner Chambers for a great opportunity to connect on the Eastern Seaboard. The AustCham’s Eastern Seaboard Sundowners brought together around 150 executives in town and beyond, all those living on the Eastern Seaboard and those who travel for business meetings, including members of American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM Thailand), British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), BeLuThai, German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC), Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce (NTCC), SingaporeThai Chamber of Commerce (STCC), and South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC). Event sponsor Thai Air Asia

introduced new flight schedules out of Pattaya through U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport with now nine direct destinations to Phuket, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai; Nanchang, Nanning, Macao in China, and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The low-cost airline also provided an exciting game and a lucky draw giving away prizes including three domestic flights. Throughout the evening, AustCham members and guests enjoyed the fine food provided by the venue sponsor AVANI Pattaya Resort and Spa. The culinary brigade prepared an extensive spread of international cuisine featuring the resort’s food outlets—carvery from Dicey Reilly’s, sushi from Benihana, carbonara from Garden Cafe especially prepared by Executive Chef Pongpisit Ungsuchaikij using the 70,000-baht ParmigianoReggiano cheese wheel, innovative and Thai-inspired siphon gaeng som from Sala Rim Nam, and delectable French pastries and assorted cakes from Pantry making this event one to remember.

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Thailand’s 10-Year Economic Cycle is Right on Time! Thailand’s 10-year economic cycle -- which strikes every year ending with the number seven -seems to be right on time…once again! 1987: Yes, it started with America’s Black Monday when the stock market crashed 22.6 percent in just a few days and began a ripple effect that hit Thailand and the entire world. 1997: It was in 1996 that the IMF reported confidently that Thailand’s economy would recover in 1997. That certainly was not the case as George Soros swept across Southeast Asia destroying one nation’s economy after another… including Thailand’s. 2007: The global financial crisis of 2007–2008 is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial calamity since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It began with the 2007 crisis in the subprime mortgage market in the US, and developed into a full-blown international banking crisis with the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008. Lehman Brothers excessive risktaking helped magnify the global financial crash. Huge financial institutions experienced massive bail-outs; dramatic monetary and fiscal policies were needed to avoid a possible collapse of the entire world financial system. The crisis was devastating. The downturn in the global economy that followed, known as the Great Recession in the United States, gave rise to the European Debt Crisis for countries using the euro, and then the effects of the Great Recession spread across the world. 2017: Aren’t we seeing this very same pattern of incorrect predictions by the IMF again in Southeast Asia? Or have these prognostications by the IMF been deliberate once again in order to

misguide, inasmuch as the IMF had predicted steady growth for Thailand from 2013 through 2018. It was just a few months ago that the IMF projected that Thailand’s inflation would remain around the low end of the tolerance band in 2017–18, amid subdued core inflation. Well here we are in August of 2017 where just recently a reputable publication reported that the nation’s top lender, Bangkok Bank, had been hit by a decline in investment gains. The following statistics are screaming through online news outlets and blogs, and for a very good reason...they are alarming: * Bangkok Bank 2017 Q2 profit 7.17 billion baht vs. 8.3 billion forecast * Kasikorn Bank 2017 Q2 profit down 18 percent, H1 loans up 3.24 percent * Krung Thai Bank 2017 Q2 profit up 2.7 percent, H1 loans down 2.67 percent (Recasts with earnings from other banks) Reuters issued the following account: Major Thai banks reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday as they booked higher provisions to cover rising bad debt amid a gradual recovery in the country’s economy. The recover y in Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy is still relatively fragile as exports and domestic demand remain weak. However, it grew 3.2 percent in the first quarter, its fastest annual pace in three years. Thailand’s largest lender, Bangkok Bank, was also particularly hit by a decline in gains on investments and rising expenses because most of its excess liquidity is invested in low-risk assets such as government bonds. The bank’s second-quarter net profit dropped 10.8 percent from a year earlier to 7.2 billion baht ($205.8 million), lower than the

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd.

average forecast of 8.3 billion baht by 11 analysts polled by Reuters. Non-performing loans (NPLs) rose to 3.1 percent of total lending at the end of June versus 2.9 percent end-March, while provisions rose 18 percent from a year earlier, it [Bangkok Bank] said in a statement. Bangkok Bank said gains on investments, of which 59 percent is in government and state enterprise bonds, plunged 98 percent in the second quarter. Its lending grew 2 percent in the first half thanks to the government’s spending and booming tourism, while fourth-ranked Kasikorn Bank posted loan growth of 3.24 percent in the same period. In a separate statement, Kasikorn Bank reported an 18 percent drop in second quarter net profit to 9.43 billion baht, while NPLs rose to 2.89 percent at the end of June from 2.7 percent at the close of 2015. This compared with average 9.97 billion baht forecast by 15 analysts polled by Reuters. K a s i k o r n b a n k’s g a i n o n investments also plunged 84 percent, it said without giving detail. Unlike peers, Krung Thai Bank [KTB], Thailand’s second-largest lender, said its quarterly net profit edged up 2.7 percent from a year earlier due to rising interest income and improving margin. The bank posted net profit of 8.68 billion baht for the April-June quarter, higher than the 7.37 billion baht forecast by 14 analysts polled by Reuters. KTB’s net interest margins rose to 3.28 percent in the second quarter, versus 3.11 percent a year earlier. However, the bank set aside provision of 7.74 billion baht in the second quarter, up 3 percent after its non-performing loans increased to 3.89 percent of lending at end June from 3.7 percent at end March. ($1 = 34.99 baht). Upon reading the above statistics a few items really struck

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

me as more than alarming: Bangkok Bank said gains on investments plunged 98 percent in the second quarter! Kasikorn Bank saw its gains on investments plunge 84 percent! Krung Thai Bank set aside provisions of 7.74 billion baht in the second quarter, up 3 percent after its non-performing loans increased to 3.89 percent of lending! I am sorry, folks, but this does not sound like the IMF’s prediction that growth would remain steady through 2018. These are awful signs of something very good as it does appear that Thailand’s 10-Year Economic Cycle is once again right on time. What is good, you ask? Well I guess it’s that old light at the end of the tunnel thing...once you hit bottom you can finally stand up and get moving towards recovery. Back in 1997 it took until

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

about 2003 (five years!) for the real estate industry to really start moving forward. And what a ride it was. Land and condos on the Eastern Seaboard tripled and quadrupled in value. Then again in 2007-8 the Eastern Seaboard was virtually unphased as the Russian invasion came and Thais were purchasing 50 percent of all properties, and we just kept booming until about 2013-2014. So whether a long- or shortrecovery time, we are very close to turning that economic corner. Yes we are going to pay dearly with time and money, but at least we will be working our way in the ‘Right Direction’ for a change! Personally, I think this next Eastern Seaboard real estate cycle is going to be the biggest yet, and we will see a new and vibrant growth with results nobody had imagined. Amazing Thailand…Incredible Eastern Seaboard!

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 Clayton Wade may be contacted at +(66) (81) 634-2915 or at

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by Magna Carta Law Office

Corporate Income Tax

Corporate income tax is a direct tax imposed on a juristic company or partnership carrying on business in Thailand or deriving certain types of income from Thailand. Under the tax code, there are five (5) types of taxable person 1. A company or a juristic partnership established under Thai law 2. A company or a juristic partnership established under foreign law 3. A business operating in a commercial or profitable manner by a foreign government, organization of a foreign government or any other juristic person established under a foreign law 4. Joint venture 5. A foundation or association carrying on revenue-generating business. Companies or juristic partnerships established under Thai law are subject to corporate income tax on worldwide income. On the other hand, a foreign corporation, organized or existing under the laws of any foreign country, is taxed only on income derived from sources within Thailand. In order to receive the tax return, the company must have paid its corporate income tax less than withholding tax. All companies carrying on business in Thailand are required to file their tax returns, together with the tax payment, within 150 days from the closing date of their accounting period. Generally, the accounting period consists of 12 months. However, a newly incorporated company may choose to use the period from its incorporation date to any one date as the first accounting period. If a company wishes to change its accounting period, it must obtain written approval from the director general of the Revenue Department. Any company subject to corporate income tax on net profits is also required to make tax prepayment. These are taxes paid in advance before you actually incur them. A company must estimate its projected income as well as its tax

liability. Half of the estimated tax amount must be paid within two months after the first six months of its accounting period. The prepaid tax is creditable against its annual tax liability. A company or juristic partnership incorporated under foreign laws and not carrying on business in Thailand but receiving assessable income which is paid from or in Thailand shall be liable to pay tax at a flat rate in which the payer shall withhold tax at source at the time of payment. The payer must file the return and make the payment to the Revenue Department within seven days of the following month in which the payment is made. CIT is calculated from the company’s net profit on the accrual basis. A company shall take into account the sum of all revenues less all deductible expenses. Income arising in an accounting period, even though it is not yet received in such

accounting period, shall be included as income for that accounting period. All expenses relating to such income, even though they are not yet paid, shall be included as expenses for such accounting period. As for dividend income, half of the dividends received by Thai companies from any other Thai companies may be excluded from the taxable income. However, the full amount may be excluded from taxable income if the recipient company is listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand or owns at least 25 percent of the distributing company’s capital interest, provided that the distributing company does not own a direct or indirect capital interest in the recipient company. The exclusion of dividends is applied only if the shares are acquired not less than three months before receiving the dividends and are not disposed of within three months after receiving the dividends.

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Special Feature AIMTE fam trip to North Pattaya Habitat Group holds ground Centara Grand Beach Resort Pattaya welcomed 20 international meeting planners attending Asia Incentive Meeting Travel Exchange (AIMTE) 2017. Questex Asia, organiser of the AIMTE show, held in Bangkok, arranged a post-show visit to North Pattaya. Centara Grand Beach Resort hosted accommodation and a themed welcome dinner. Andre Brulhart, general manager of the hotel, presented the resort facilities suitable for worldclass meetings, incentive trips and social events. The 20 international meeting planners from global organisations including BI Worldwide (Singapore), Corporate Flyers (India) and White and Wolf (UK) were treated

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to a welcome dance during cocktails, escorted tour of the resort to view accommodation and event spaces, culminating with a tropical beach party themed barbecue dinner. Andre Brulhart commented, “We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to present Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya as part of the North Pattaya showcase. The quality of buyers that Questex Asia has managed to gather for this trip are truly top class.” Daniel Chan, senior conference producer, Questex Asia, said, “Featuring North Pattaya and Centara Grand Beach Resort in our postconference tour programme was a smart move as we have seen significant interest in attending the destination

Chanin Vanijwongse (2nd from left) - CEO, Sasivimol Sutthibut (2nd from right) - COO of Habitat Group, Olivier Berrivin (left), managing director of International Operations-Asia of Best Western Hotels and Resorts and Frank Khan (right), executive director and head of Residential Department of Knight Frank Chartered (Thailand) Co., Ltd. attended the ground breaking ceremony of the Best Western Premier BayPhere Pattaya.

showcase.” “Our partnership with the five-star resort, and other properties in the neighbourhood, has paid off as we have seen significant take up in participating in our All-Suites event in Bangkok,

held prior to the Pattaya visit, as buyers expressed their interest in joining the Pattaya trip and being updated on what the beach destination has to offer international meeting planners.” Chan added.

Habitat Group Co., Ltd., Thailand’s developer of premium property for investment, held the ground breaking ceremony of the Best Western Premier BayPhere Pattaya, an eightstorey low rise design and 174 units condominium, located in Na Jomtien. The project provides investors with a guarantee

of 7 percent return for the first five years and has already been approved by the EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment). The new facilities are expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Rental management will be handled by Best Western Hotels and Resorts, a world-class five-star hotel chain.

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Business News Mazda maintains Honda still ranked No. 1 for sales in the passenger car market for the first half of 2017 sales momentum with

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. announced its total sales in the passenger car market for the first half of 2017. Honda still remains in the number one position, with a total of 61,428 units sold during this period. Total sales so far this year are up 14 percent over the same period last year, which enabled Honda to capture 33 percent market share by gaining consumers’ trust and confidence continuously, plus the launches of five new models addressing consumers’ various lifestyles during the first six months of 2017. The five new models Honda introduced during the first half of the year are Honda City, Honda Civic Hatchback, Honda CR-V, Honda Mobilio, and Honda Jazz. All have enjoyed tremendous customer feedback since their launch. For example, the subcompact Honda City had the highest sales in its segment with a total booking of over 22,000 units. Another important model is the all-new Honda CRV, a premium SUV with a 1.6L i-DTEC diesel turbo engine or a 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC engine. It

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also received excellent feedback, emphasizing its popularity in the SUV category with 6,500 bookings in less than four months following its launch. With the popularity of these new models, Honda topped monthly sales during the first half of 2017. The three models with the highest sales were Honda City at 17,511 units; Honda Civic and Civic Hatchback at 13,692 units; and Honda Jazz at 10,285 units. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, chief operating officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “Honda would like to thank every customer for their constant trust and confidence in our automobiles, which enabled Honda to rank number one in passenger car

sales for the second year in a row, through the first half of this year. This success is the result of being determined to develop automobile innovations to address the various demands of customers of all lifestyles.” *Total sales of passenger cars from January to June 2017 were an estimated 186,000 units, which is 19 percent growth compared to total sales in the first half of 2016 (154,703 units). Total sales for all vehicles for the total market were approximately 410,000 units, which is 11 percent growth compared to the same period of 2016 (368,630 units). (These numbers include predictions of total sales in June by some other automobile companies).

From the road to the race with BMW’s Ultimate Joy Experience program To help prepare Thai runners for one of the largest and most popular road races in the world, BMW Thailand recently organised an exclusive workshop for lucky BMW customers at Rev Runner, Central Pinklao. The event was joined by Sathaworn “Khru Din” Chanpongsri, a former national marathon runner, and Plai Samutvanich, a participant in the BMW Berlin Marathon for two years, who shared their marathon experiences and tips for quality longdistance running. The activity is part of the Ultimate JOY Experience program, a privileged customer campaign for BMW owners who can enjoy unrivalled experiences from BMW. The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of many privileges presented to BMW owners as part of “The Ultimate JOY Experience”program. BMW owners are also offered several other activities, the highlights of which are the BMW Alpine xDrive activity, in which BMW owners discover the challenging experience of driving on snow and ice surfaces in New Zealand, as well as the BMW Driving Experience 2017 driving workshop. Other lifestyle activities include a Special Edition exhibition golf tournament, which takes golfers on a journey to the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is also the world final course for the BMW Golf Cup International – the largest

international tournament series for amateur golfers. To discover more information and take advantage of offers under ‘The Ultimate JOY Experience’, BMW customers can sign up for The Ultimate JOY Lounge – the destination for all BMW enthusiasts – at www.BMWultimateJOY.

com. And keep up with Thai marathon runners at www. or hashtags #BMWBerlinMarathon # T h e U l t i m a t e J OY E x p e r i e n c e #BMWultimateJOY. Find more updates about the BMW Berlin Marathon at

Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd. announced business results for the first half of 2017. With four new models launched since the start of the year, Mazda sold a total of 24,000 vehicles during the first six months, registering a 13 percent growth. With extremely high customer confidence in the new SKYACTIV-Vehicle Dynamics technology, Mazda is moving ahead in upgrading its showroom and service center countrywide with the new Mazda Corporate Identity

(MCI) and MAZDA ACTIV SERVICE (MAS) in order to prepare for expected growth. The company will launch two more new models during the end of the year, and raised its sales projection to 51,000 units, equivalent to 20 percent growth compared to 2016. Chanchai Trakarnudomsuk, president of Mazda Sales (Thailand) Co. Ltd., said the automobile market rebounded during the first half of 2017, with many auto makers introducing new models and offering special sales promotions to stimulate demand. “It is easier to own a vehicle thanks to low down payment and interest rates, as well as free insurance and maintenance. Customers have more choices, and the competition in the market is extreme. The market has been high active since the end of last year to the second quarter of 2017, and we can see and trend of gradual growth. The automobile market has been growing since January and it is expected that the total market would reach 820,000 units this year. Mazda has raised its annual

sales target from the original 50,000 units to 51,000 Units, with growth increasing from 18 percent to 20 percent,” he said. The Mazda2 was the top-selling model with 14,284 units, followed by the BT-50 PRO pickup with 3,099 units, Mazda3 with 2,677 units, Mazda CX-3 with 2,219 units, Mazda CX-5 with 1,604 units, and 10 units of the Mazda MX-5 roadster. “Mazda has firmly secured the No.3 position in the passenger car market, and we believe that the Thai economy has passed its most difficult point. All engines are running now and we are moving ahead. We expect that the total automobile market will reach 820,000 units this year," said Chanchai, adding Thailand’s economic recovery stems from several factors. “They include the growth in rice exports and other agricultural products. The tourism and services sector is also growing continuously. And while agricultural products are fetching higher prices, other contributing factors include government economic stimulus measures for those with low income, such as promoting innovative processing to increase product value, support for SMEs, government investment in mega infrastructure projects, increased foreign investment and domestic demand for consumer products. Automobiles have become a necessity and during the first six months of this year, total auto sales grew as expected, with 410,000 units posing 11 percent increase.” Apart from growing sales, Mazda is also determined in adjusting its image and expanding its sales and service network all across the country under the new Mazda Corporate Identity (MCI) concept, in order to prepare for expected growth. It will also create a good experience for customers when they experience the new Mazda. A total of 147 Mazda outlets will go through MCI improvement within 2019 while the network will be increased to 20 showrooms. Chanchai added that Mazda is confident in the Thai economy, which has a better trend and direction than last year.

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1-15 august 2017

Business News Young female general manager The Dock by Thammachart appointed at Hua Hin Resort Seafood wins prestigious award X2 Hua Hin Oasis Residence, the new luxury pool villa resort, has announced the appointment of a young, female general manager. Krisna Elisabeth Subsinmangkang is a ThaiSwiss national with a passion for hospitality and a millennial outlook. The daughter of a chef-turnedhotelier, she spent the majority of her childhood and teenage years living in hotels, so it was only natural that she too would enter the hospitality business. Still in her 30s and studying for a master’s degree at Bangkok’s prestigious Kasem Bundit University, Elisabeth is the ideal person to lead this luxury boutique resort as it prepares to welcome its first guests. Part of a new generation of young, educated female Thai professionals currently making waves in the industry, Elisabeth has a refreshingly modern take on hotel management which is perfectly aligned with X2 Resorts’ own vision of high-end yet family-focused hospitality. Having started out working with international companies including Qantas Airways and Ayudhya Allianz, Elisabeth took the decision to embark on a career in the hospitality sector - and she has not looked back since. Following an impressive spell with AccorHotels as training manager and corporate sales manager, Elisabeth joined Bangkokbased Unicorn Hotels and Resorts in 2015 as the company’s director of corporate affairs. Her career then continued its rapid ascent when she joined The Pelican Residence and Suites, becoming hotel manager of the upscale resort in Krabi.

Now Elisabeth is bringing her experience and inimitable style to X2 Hua Hin Oasis Residence - the brand new boutique resort which is scheduled to soft-open on August 1. “I am delighted to have become the general manager at X2 Hua Hin Oasis Residence,” said Elisabeth. “The contemporary design ethos of X2 Resorts is very much attuned with my own sense of style, so I immediately felt at home here. I look forward to working with the teams at X2 Hua Hin Oasis Residence and X2 Resorts to build on this great product and create memorable stays for every guest.” Located just 2.5 hours’ drive from Bangkok, the pool villas at X2 Hua Hin Oasis Residence are ideal places for families to come to together and enjoy quality time. All 22 luxury villas are fully-furnished and maintained to a five-star level, complemented by the impeccable levels of service for which X2 Resorts is famous. The resort’s mission is to provide a peaceful and safe gathering place for friends and relatives, allowing guests to remember what matters most in life: family, love and happiness!

Herbalife Thailand launches B Powder Drink by Tourism Authority of Thailand

Herbalife Thailand launched B Powder Drink, an orange-flavored collagen drink to help maintain beautiful, healthy, young-looking skin. Each serving contains 5,000 mg of fish collagen, an important ingredient made by a leading global manufacturer of collagen peptide. Herbalife B Powder also contains Coenzyme Q10, as well as vitamins and minerals that are required for healthy skin such as Vitamin C, B2, B3, B6, biotin, zinc and copper.

Collagen is the main structural protein found in the body, especially in the skin and other connective tissues. It is what helps hold all cells in the body together. Collagen plays many important roles to maintain the appearance of healthy skin, including providing moisture to keep it soft, firm and elastic. It also ensures healthy joints, bones, tendons and connective tissues. However, normal collagen production of the body slows down as we age. Around the

Many of Bangkok’s most influential hospitality professionals gathered at the Dusit Thani Bangkok hotel to participate in the much anticipated 19th edition of “Bangkok’s Best Restaurant Awards”. This annual award ceremony is one of the oldest and most prestigious events recognizing the best dining and entertainment venues in the city. More than 280 venues were nominated for awards in 17 different categories, yet it was the Thonglor location of the Dock Seafood Bar that proudly walked away with a certificate for the people’s choice winner in the ‘Best Seafood’ category. This event took place in the elegant Napalai ballroom of the Dusit Thani Bangkok, and The Dock hosted one of the most popular booths at the awards ceremony. Guests were able to

sample first-hand, the same quality seafood that can be found at the restaurant. Renowned for their fresh seafood which is never frozen, the hand-shucked oysters and succulent steamed king crab proved to be real crowd pleasers that kept people coming back for more. The awards ceremony and presentation were well attended by Bangkok movers and shakers with

more than 1,000 distinguished guests from both the private and public sector in attendance. The Dock was represented at the event by both Sunsanee G. Davies (managing director) and Julian G. Davies (chief executive officer) who mingled with government officials, socialites, and media professionals while rubbing elbows with leaders and V.I.P.’s from the travel and hospitality industry.

MontAzure upscale mixed-use community on Phuket welcomes major new partnerships An upmarket senior living village valued at approximately 3.5 billion baht (USD100 Million) will be integrated into Phuket’s rapidly expanding MontAzure mixeduse development in Kamala as the project fast evolves into one of Asia's most exceptional luxury lifestyle communities. Kamala Senior Living Co Ltd, a partnership between Thai property firm Nye Estate Co Ltd, Chewathai Public Co Ltd, LPN Development Plc and CH Karnchang Plc, is part of a joint venture company that will develop the village within the larger MontAzure mixed-use community. Upscale residences are planned for the project, which will occupy a secluded hillside location offering age of 30, collagen synthesis declines by 1.5 per cent each year, and signs of aging start to show. This results in the skin’s gradual loss of moisture, making it drier and looser, and causing fine wrinkles to appear. “Herbalife B Powder Drink is a new addition to our nutrition product portfolio to help people live healthier and happier,” said Suphot Rittipichaiwat, general manager of Herbalife Thailand. “Many of us strive for healthy, vibrant skin to look young and beautiful. But as we age, collagen production slows, and existing collagen can get damaged due to other factors. That’s why it is very important to replenish collagen in our body, and our B Powder Drink works from the inside out to make us look good and feel good.” For more information about the product, contact 02-6601600.

buyers a peaceful, natural setting with exceptional sea and sunset views. The development will also provide a range of dedicated facilities and amenities for mature residents, and will be managed by a leading international senior living brand. Setthaphol Boottho, executive director, MontAzure believes the time is right to launch a highquality residential option for mature investors on Phuket, especially one with international standard facilities and services. “Senior living communities have long been popular in Europe, Australia and the USA, but we are now seeing more of these upmarket villages in Asia, as affluent buyers look for safe, comfortable residential options in the region’s most appealing locations,” he said. According to the latest senior living research reports, China is a fast growing source of investment into retirement communities across Asia. A recent study of HNWI by Hurun Report revealed that 28 percent of them saw medium- to high-end senior living developments as their personal post-retirement plan, a jump of 87 percent compared with 2015. This trend is reflected in other parts of Asia, where the baby-boomer

generation no longer considers close family support an essential requirement in their later years. “MontAzure is at the forefront of a wider trend on Phuket that has seen luxury resort property come back into the investment spotlight, particularly along the island’s central west coast beaches. Being part of a mixed-use development makes MontAzure the ideal choice for mature buyers looking to escape the city without missing out on sophisticated lifestyle options,” added Boottho. The first phase of the MontAzure development, Twinpalms Residences MontAzure, features 75 upscale branded condominium units right by Kamala Beach which is already substantially sold out ahead of its completion next year. Meanwhile, two popular venues – Café Del Mar and HQ Beach Lounge – are already in operation on the MontAzure beachfront. The development’s anchor hotel, InterContinental Phuket Resort, broke ground in mid-July and will open in 2019 to offer guests a combination of luxurious rooms, suites and villas supported by the high service standards expected from InterContinental Hotels and Resorts. The resort will be the 19th IHG property in Thailand.

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Business News Siam Paragon Watch Expo 2017 Siam Paragon reveals the greatest horological phenomenon, insisting its leading position of world class watch brand, to organize Siam Paragon Watch 2017, the most famous and world greatest watch exhibition in Thailand and Asia. The event is exclusively held under the concept of The Legendary Timepieces to showcase over 180 world class brands with special offer of discount to 50 percent and 10 privileges until August 15 at 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, Siam Paragon. Siam Paragon Watch Expo 2017 is the annual biggest watch fair in Thailand to exhibit timepiece innovation and latest trend. The company, in cooperation with over 180 leading watch brands, invested 45 million baht to transform 13,000 square meter in complex and Paragon Department Store to be the greatest watch exhibition. The list of over 180 leading watch brands in Masterpiece, Luxury and Trend group featured in the expo includes Arnold & Son, Breitling, Casio, Corum, Charriol, Frederique Constant, Gucci, Graham, Grand Seiko, Hublot, Maurice Lacroix, Maitres Du Temps, Montblanc, Nomos Glashutte, Rado, Ressence, Seiko, Tag Heuer, Longines, Oris,

Issey Miyake, SevenFriday and etc. Masterpiece is a category of exclusive innovation created from high technology mechanical movement. Each brand vigorously dedicates to improve their technology integrated to breathtaking designs. It truly shines brand heritage and uniqueness. The highlighted timepieces lead by Hublot Big Bang Unico Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Sapphire, an innovation of digital 4.0 age showcasing the exquisite external design to classic complicated design of movement. It is limited only 50 pieces and shown by Natavut Trivisvavet. Next, Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph Limited Edition with its amazing adequate function will takes a spotlight of the stage. The timepiece is presented by Pimlert Baiyoke. Luxury category features the unexceptional beauty of jewels and craftsmanship of watchmakers. The highlighted iconic is presented by Jarujit Baiyoke is 18K white gold luxurious Maitres Du Temps. Trend category showcases a latest trendy and fashionable watch with remarkable design to satisfy public watch fans. The highlighted model is Breitling Superocean Heritage II 46 with its incredible precision. It is presented by Sawit Tetphuwanon. Following the highlighted timepieces of each category, super models and stars line up to show

craftsmanship timepieces under Legendary concept including Grand Seiko The Black Ceramic Chronograph GMT Limited Edition, The only 3 limited pieces in Thailand exclusive designed to commemorate 10th anniversary of Spring Drive Chronograph GMT Caliber. To add sport looks, the new designed dial perfectly fit to titanium bracelet which is arrayed with ceramic. Oris Hammerhead Limited Edition, a special driving watch, is released to support shark conservation project of Pelagios Kakunjá, a non-profit organization with the main objective of studying migratory marine species in the Mexican Pacific. The 2,000 limited edition worldwide model features an engraved endangered Scalloped Hammerhead caseback. In addition, the special Thailand limited edition of Titan Edge, an exclusive model produced in occasion of 70th Anniversary Celebrations of King Rama IX Accession to the Throne, is showcased on the stage by Iwarin Osathanond, Miss Thailand Universe 2006. The royal emblem marking the 70th anniversary celebrations of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession to the throne is placed at 12 o’clock and the Thai numeral for nine at 9 o’clock. With a total slimness of just 3.6 mm, the inscription, “In Honor of His Majesty the King”, is engraved on the watch back as a tribute to the King. To mark the expo beyond

Thailand welcomes new Turkish Airlines flights to Phuket The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) welcomed the launch of new Turkish Airlines flights to Phuket. Phuket, one of the world’s best known beach destinations with a number of award-winning beaches voted for by tourists, will host the airline’s four direct flights per week from Istanbul. Pataraporn Sithivanich, TAT executive director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East Region said, “This new Istanbul-Phuket service is part of the collaboration between TAT and Turkish Airlines to meet the growing demand for travel to Thailand from holiday-makers from Turkey, Europe and Latin America. In addition, 2018 marks 60 years of

Thai-Turkish relations, and TAT is planning to organise cultural and tourism activities in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Thailand.” Turkish Airlines inaugurated its Istanbul-Phuket route on July 17 with the first flight carrying 210 passengers, including 20 members of the media from Turkey. The journalists and writers also got the chance to visit important attractions in Phuket and nearby provinces, including Phuket Old Town, Wat Chalong, Siam Niramit Phuket and James Bond Island. The airline plans to increase the frequency of the Istanbul-Phuket route from four times per week

to a daily flight in the upcoming winter season, to cater to the higher demand for Thailand. Phuket is Turkish Airlines’ 300th destination. The airline began a direct IstanbulBangkok service in 1989 and now operates 14 flights per week. Pataraporn said, “Since 2012, Turkish nationals entering Thailand have been able to apply for a visaon-arrival and this has led to many more people discovering Amazing Thailand. We know this new Turkish Airlines’ direct Istanbul-Phuket will ensure that more visitors enjoy the delights and unique culture of the southern region of Thailand.” Turkey is one of Thailand’s important emerging tourist markets. In 2016, Thailand welcomed 74,568 visitors from Turkey, representing an increase of 17.97 per cent over 2015. This year, from January to May, there were 35,605 Turkish travellers to Thailand, up 2.66 per cent year-on-year. The majority of Turkish travellers visit Thailand for a holiday, especially during November to January. Top Thai destinations among Turkish tourists are beaches and islands; such as, Pattaya and Phuket.

the traditional watch fair, Siam Paragon offers 10 special privileges of the year with promotion and souvenirs in total amount of over 10 million baht, 10 to 30 percent discount in watch department, and 50 percent discount in Fashion and Trend category. Special for M card member received 8 percent discount on top and additional 12.5 percent discount on top by redeeming M

Point in the same amount as the price for any purchase. For the top spender will receive a chance to join lucky draw to win air ticket from China Airlines to USA or Canada in total prize over 500,000 baht. Experience the greatest world class watch phenomenon with over 180 brands and receive exclusive offers only at Siam Paragon Watch Expo 2017.

Enjoy summer in Dubai with Emirates’ free visa

Thai passengers flying to Dubai with Emirates are now eligible for a free visa for a limited time, making it even easier for travellers to explore UAE’s most exciting city this summer. All Thai travellers who book return tickets from Bangkok or Phuket from today to August 14 for travel until the end of November will now qualify for the free visa worth 3,000 baht ($ 90 dollars). Fares to Dubai start from 16,730 baht in Economy Class and 48,180 baht in Business Class. Dubai is a popular destination for Thais owing to its familyfriendly attractions, thrilling theme parks and waterparks, and incredible shopping facilities. A holiday in Dubai can be a wonderfully varied affair - from spending a relaxing afternoon walking on Jumeirah beach, to going on a desert safari, or a sightseeing tour around traditional Dubaithere’s so much to see and do in this cosmopolitan city. The only limit is your imagination. With direct flight times of six hours 25 minutes from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and just six hours from Phuket International Airport, Dubai is quick and easy to get to, and the perfect destination for a short summer break. Emirates’ premium passengers as well as Platinum and Gold Skywards members can also enjoy the bigger and better Emirates Airport Lounge

at Suvarnabhumi, ensuring an enjoyable journey from the moment they start their travel, to the moment they arrive at their destination. The fully renovated lounge has been designed in line with Emirates’ fresh lounge concept, with bespoke artwork and furnishings. At the lounge, passengers can access Emirates’ range of award-winning services, including comfortable leather armchairs, LED TVs, a dedicated dining area with a choice of bar seating, and an extensive menu of complimentary hot and cold gourmet buffet, featuring local and international dishes and an extensive beverage service. Once on-board, Emirates passengers in all classes can enjoy award-winning service; gourmet cuisine; and its award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice, with more than 2,500 channels of on-demand entertainment. The airline also offers generous baggage allowance, with up to 35 kg for Economy Class and 40 kg for Business Class. Emirates has an extensive global network of over 150 destinations across six continents, in 84 countries and territories. Travellers from Thailand can depart from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Phuket International Airport to Emirates’ global destinations via Dubai. To book flight tickets, visit or visit your preferred travel agent.


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and verandah by the pool, fully furnished, double pane windows throughout, solar water heater for kitchen and bathrooms, alarm and CCTV, automatic outdoor lights, remote control gate. Government water and well water for the pool and garden. Minimum 50% down payment and 7% year interest on the balance for two years. 14 Million Baht. Call 094 557 3013 Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 9.5 million baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/ mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2567) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6422) Gre a t De 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: or visit our website at www. (PR7018)

Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 25 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Selling Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5035) G r e a t Fa m i l y H o m e Near Town! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 6 6 0 S q m . Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR1158)

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Houses for Sale

Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Go r g e o u s L a k e V i e w Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR4465)


Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 Rai/360 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5052)

Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1154) Unique and Spacious Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Magnificent Countr y Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Op p o r t u n i t y ! Se l l i n g Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. Fo r a p p o i n t m e n t a n d private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (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. 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: or visit our website at www. (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5614) 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. 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. 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

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Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR2567) Baan Amphur Beachfront! Rental Price 50,000 Baht/ Month, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/74 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6999)

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 Pool, Modern Bathroom Fa c i l i t i e s , S k y G y m , 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: or visit our website at www. (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6517)


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Condos for Sale

Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667)


Sp a c i o u s 1 B e d ro 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: or visit our website at www. (PR3478) Sanctuar y Condo for Sale ! Selling Price 11.765 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 149 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR2548)

Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075) Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 2 7 . 5 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak

Hi l l ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR6369) 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2507) Beachfront Living in Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6 . 3 9 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931

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Condos for Rent

Great Marina Beachfront View! Rental Price is 70,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 157 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PR5853) Beachfront Living at its Best for Rent! Rental Price is 42,000-227,500 Baht/ Month, 2-5 Bedrooms/2-5 Bathrooms, 77-450 Sqm. Fo r a p p o i n t m e n t a n d private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 45,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 99 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1255)

Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/Month, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793)

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


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

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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1866)

Apartment for Rent

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

Land for Sale

Land for Long Term Lease. Location: Sukhumvit Road, right on the Pattaya Klang intersection, where the new tunnel has been made. Size: 8 Rai land, dimensions 40 meter wide 320 meters long. Suitable for driving range, full spa concept, school, apartments, storage, etc. Interested call Danny at 081 949 8702 or 090 786 9949 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.,

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Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya Area! Selling Price is 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD0018) Jomtien Second Road Area! Selling Price is 96,080,000 Million 30 Rai 10 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD1010) Pratamnak Beach Area! Selling Price is 76 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0004) Na Jomtien – Bangsaray Area! Selling Price is 28,000,000 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private

viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: or visit our website at www. (PLD1011) Pratamnak Hill Area! Selling Price is 34 Million 1 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (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. 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. or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier

Pizzeria/Café for Lease

Fully furnished, Top Touristic Location, Running Business Owner wants to retire

Land for long term lease

Location: Sukhumvit Road, right on the Pattaya Klang intersection, where the new tunnel has been made. Size: 8 Rai land, dimensions 40 meter wide 320 meters long Suitable for driving range, full spa concept, school, apartments, storage, etc.

Retail shop for rent

Fully furnished retail shop on Pattaya 2nd road, near to Alcazar Show.

Interested call Danny at 081-9498702 or 090-7869949

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

Job Vacancies

Pe r s o n a l C a re G i ve r Needed. Thai woman (ages 18-30 years) needed to provide personal care for American male expat living in Pattaya. Due to illness, expat needs help moving

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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

Vehicles for Sale

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Youth Focus A night to remember… M.I.S. Prom! by Sarah Daniels

Saturday, July 8 marked the annual Mooltripakdee International School Prom. Students from Middle School were invited to celebrate the end of term and Year 9 students celebrated graduating from Middle School into Year 10, secondary education. The elaborate evening consisted of a catered dinner, music performances, a fashion show, student speeches, and ultimately the crowning of King and Queen of the prom. The attending students also took part in karaoke and dancing. A fun-filled night of fun was had by all. Middle School Math teacher Miss Morgan, who attended the evening of celebrations, said, ”It was a great turn out, the students looked fantastic! It was a great to see the students enjoying themselves, dancing and singing. The prom was a huge success.” Victoria, from Year 9, has been attending M.I.S since she was two years old. She also acknowledged how successful the evening was. She commented that over the years she has seen so many positive changes and growth occurring at M.I.S and the prom really encapsulated the positive developments at school. She added, “It was a great prom, everyone was very happy. The Key Stage three building, where Prom took place, was beautifully decorated and it really was a team effort. A lot of effort went onto the Prom and it was just great. The thing I love about M.I.S is that the staff and students are so friendly”. A quick interview with M.I.S Prom King and Queen, Apichaya ‘Beem’Boonmak and Patrick Ruddell

GIS students learn about Chinese culture

Year 7 students from Garden International School (GIS) went to visit one of the area’s most impressive cultural exhibitions. The students headed to

Hi, congratulations! You must be really pleased about becoming the King and Queen? B -Oh yes, I am so happy and so excited, it was a great surprise! P -I feel excited, I was shocked, I had no idea I would be Prom King!

Pattaya. For more, visit www. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

Tiger roars to victory at GIS!

What did you do to be crowned King and Queen? B - I did a fashion model walk in the fashion show and I made a great effort with my dress and appearance! P - My outfit was the best!!

by Mark Beales Photos by Ritche Guisona Students from Tiger House at Garden International School (GIS) enjoyed an afternoon of fun and games after being crowned House champions. In a tightly-fought contest, Tiger just pipped Cobra to the post to become House champions for 2016-17. Their reward was a special lunch and then an afternoon packed with activities, including a bouncy castle, volleyball, golf and a water slide. GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.

What did you wear? B -A really beautiful dress, from a shop belonging to my mum’s friend. P - I wore a suit and a white shirt, I chose it myself. I am pretty dapper! How does being the M.I.S. Prom Queen and King make you feel? B - So happy and very proud. P - I feel like the school really respects me! What advice do you have for future aspiring prom Kings and Queens? B-You should be a good role model to others. P - You should be yourself! Finally, the theme of M.I.S. Prom was ‘A Night to Remember.’ What will you remember about the night and this past year at M.I.S.? B - How happy I feel and the good times I have had with my friends. P - What a great time I had at prom and how my friends and teachers have always been by my side to support me! Patrick and Beem will both continue their studies at MIS next term in Year 10. Beem hopes one day to become a veterinary surgeon whilst Patrick isn’t so sure about his intended career,

Viharana Sien in Pattaya to see an incredible collection of Chinese artefacts. The trip was run by the History and Mandarin teachers. GIS is based in Ban Chang near

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however, we think stardom could definitely await him!! Sarah Daniels is a Middle School Music teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.


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This & That

Robert Taylor bags his uncle’s bride Quentin Durward not too serious

The Adventures of Quentin Durward in 1955 was Robert Taylor’s third offering in the trio of movies which also included Ivanhoe and Knights of the Round Table, all made in MGM’s British studios. For more than 30 years Taylor remained one of the studio’s principal leading men, usually playing against glamorous leading ladies. In this case it’s Kay Kendall who was to die prematurely just a few years

later. Billed as a swashbuckler, there isn’t so much action in Quentin Durward compared with, say, Ivanhoe a couple of years previously. Filmed on location in the British and French countryside, the story is set in fifteenth century France. It’s an era, according to the blurb, when the introduction of gunpowder was overturning the old ideas of chivalry and honour. Quentin Durward

(Robert Taylor) is instructed by his aged uncle the Duke of Crawford (played by Ernest Thesiger in one of his final film roles) to go to France and prepare the way for a dynastic marriage between the Duke and the Countess of Marcroy (Kay Kendall). Taylor is impoverished and doesn’t have any real choice in the matter of obeying his uncle. The Countess is none too pleased to be forced into marriage with an old Scottish baron. “His left hand may be on the Scottish throne,” she sighs, “but his right is

on the graveyard wall”. So she slips away from her socalled protector The Duke of Burgundy (Alec Clunes), who has arranged the match, to seek shelter in the court of the French king Louis XI (Robert Morley). But she is forced to flee again upon learning that the crafty Louis is planning to betray her once again. The dashing Durward naturally foils the plot, falls in love with the Countess and marries her on hearing the glad tidings that his uncle in Scotland has passed away at last. The plot is somewhat unbelievable at this point though, to be fair, it does mirror the story line in Sir Walter Scott’s original novel. Actually it is Robert Morley who steals the picture as the jovial but unscrupulous monarch who has absolutely no loyalties except to himself and to France which, at the time, was in danger of being dismembered or even overrun by the dastardly English who still held a few cities from

the long drawn out Hundred Years War. Morley trusts only his barber played by Wilfrid Hyde White with his usual aplomb and wit. “If a monarch must trust somebody,” comments Louis XI, “let it be the man who daily presses a razor against his throat.” But Wilfrid is far more than a barber, acting also as a gobetween or messenger for whatever scheme his master currently has in mind. Director Richard Thorpe, by now an old hand at costume dramas, unusually for him throws in a dash of humour, making fun of the so-called Scottish trait of miserliness personified by Ernest Thesiger who is actually more interested in his future bride’s income than in her famed good looks. He also makes the dialogues between Louis and his barber very amusing as they consider what deviance may next serve king and country best. “Oh, do get on with the shaving!” pines Louis at one point.

The action is low key with very duelling or fight scenes and emphasis on the matlock rifle revolution whose fire throughout the movie seems to miss everybody aimed at. But there is an impressive final sword fight on the belfy ropes between a double for Taylor and the chief villain which makes a fitting conclusion. Robert Taylor made eight films with director Richard Thorpe, four prior to Quentin Durward and including The Crowd Roars (1938), Ivanhoe (1952), All The Brothers Were Valiant (1953) and Knights of the Round Table (1953). By the mid fifties it was becoming clear that Robert Taylor’s swashbuckling days were over as the years clocked on and his health began to deteriorate. Taylor continued to make movies almost until his death from lung cancer in 1969, but Quentin Durward was his last medieval epic or historical costume drama.


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This & That Lonely Planet's top Asian destinations to see in 2017

Global travel authority Lonely Planet revealed its 2017 Best in Asia list – an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit in the year ahead.

Explore the colourful lunar landscape of Zhangye Danxia National Geopark in Gansu, China © Melinda Chan / Getty Images For this second-annual Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s inhouse Asia experts have named “blissfully well-connected” yet “underrated and relatively crowd-free” Gansu, China as the numberone destination; while the urban scene South of Tokyo, Japan is in second place; and Northern Kerala, India, “emerging slowly like a butterfly from a chrysalis”, comes in at number three. “Asia is such a vast and diverse continent for anyone dreaming of an escape,” Lonely Planet’s Asia-Pacific Media Spokesperson Chris Zeiher says. “Our experts have combed through thousands of recommendations to pick the best destinations to visit over the next 12 months.” “From Astana in Kazakhstan, to Xi’an in China,” Chris says, “this is a line-up to inspire a multitude of travellers – whether they’re based in Asia, or maybe they’ve already visited some of the region’s heavy-hitting destinations.” Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia 2017 is available online, with accompanying articles to each destination, at 1. Gansu, China Blissfully well-connected thanks to high-speed rail services and upgraded highways, and a new metro will ease traffic in provincial capital, Lanzhou, when it opens this year. Gansu’s crown jewel and world-class Buddhist art site, the Mogao Grottoes, received a huge upgrade in 2015, but – just like the entire region – remains underrated and relatively crowd-free.

Popular Conspiracy Theories Many famous people have claimed to see a UFO but the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, actually saw two during an earlier stint as governor of California. The first happened when Reagan went to a celebrity party in 1970 but stepped outside for a breath of air. Appearing an hour later, Reagan told how he and Nancy had spotted the UFO whilst travelling along

the coastal road to Los Angeles. Fellow party guest Lucille Ball in her autobiography “Lucy in the Afternoon” wrote that she had often wondered if Reagan would ever have risen to be president if people knew he had claimed to see the UFO. The second occasion was in 1974 when Reagan’s plane was coming in to land at Bakersfield California. Reagan told Norman Miller, Washington

2. South of Tokyo, Japan With Japan currently on many travellers’ bucket lists, two cities south of Tokyo are well worth making time for. Yokohama is just a 20-minute train journey from the capital and packs considerable appeal with its bayside location, eclectic architecture, microbreweries and tasty cuisine. Less than an hour from Tokyo, classy seaside town Kamakura is known for its surfing scene, but also offers a tempting selection of relaxed cafes and restaurants.

6. Takayama, Japan The time to treasure Takayama is now. Secluded in the mountainous Hida region of central Japan, Takayama is a place where Japanese history and tradition flourish in the 21st century. The Hida region has come into the spotlight anew following the success of the 2016 blockbuster film Your Name (Kimi no Na Wa) – history’s highest grossing anime feature – as devoted fans have made the Hida region a pilgrimage destination for location spotting.

3. Northern Kerala, India Northern Kerala has long been the underrated half of the state, concealing its backwater charms and emerging slowly like a butterfly from a chrysalis. 2017 marks India’s 70th year of independence and the opening of a new international airport in Kannur – Kerala’s largest – which will provide an easy introduction to the north. The beaches around Kannur, Thottada and Bekal are pristine.

7. Xi’an, China Xi’an’s diverse heritage is supreme. And then there’s the biggie: the Army of Terracotta Warriors, celebrating 30 years as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. Xi’an is vast, but a relaxed tempo reigns and recent openings have boosted an already superb accommodation market; throw in a crop of new bars and cafes plus the 72-hour visafree policy and there’s never been a better time to visit.

4. Keong Saik Road, Singapore Once a crime-riddled red-light district, Keong Saik Road has reinvented itself to become the poster-child for hip “New Singapore”. Behind the beautiful colonial and art-deco buildings you’ll discover the best of Singapore’s famed dining scene—fabulous rooftop views and super-slick cocktail bars draw a trendy crowd, and you can sleep it all off in a boutique hotel room.

8. Sri Lanka’s Hill Country Sri Lanka may be “so hot right now”, but Lonely Planet recommends getting ahead of (and away from) the pack by taking “a scenic train to Sri Lanka’s idyllic Hill Country for a wonderfully temperate escape from the nation's humid coasts. This tropical isle is endowed with a mountainous interior that is every bit as scenic as the coast, blessed by pleasantly cool temperatures that rarely tip 21 degrees Celsius.

5. Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana offers an aerial view like no other city on Earth © evgenykz / Shutterstock

From mid-June to mid-September 2017, Astana will host the World Expo on the subject of sustainable energy. And as of 2017, citizens of 45 countries may visit Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 30 days. Furthermore, the introduction of LTR (light rail transit) and improvements to the existing bus network are making a visit to this modern, cosmopolitan city even easier.

9. Melaka City, Malaysia Boat rides along the meandering Melaka River are popular and soon water taxis will connect Melaka Sentral bus station with downtown. Check out the waterfront gallery space Zheng He Duo Yun Zuan or rummage for souvenirs at the Trash and Treasure flea market. Then head to the Shore Shopping Gallery where the rooftop Sky Tower provides panoramic views across this alluring metropolis. 10. Raja Ampat, Indonesia Packed with white-sand beaches, lush jungle and unusual mushroom-shaped islets, Raja Ampat is a biological hotspot home to some of the richest, most diverse coral reefs on the planet – over 200 diving spots are still pristine – and this, paired with a growing ecotourism offering, means Raja Ampat will no doubt remain king of the islands. Visitors to also have the opportunity to enter a competition for a chance to win an Asian adventure for two with World Expeditions. The winner will be able to choose from World Expeditions’ “Hike and Bike in China”, “Sri Lanka Adventure” or “Cycle Kerala to Goa” tours. Entries are open until 11:59 pm AEST on August 14, 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

President Reagan’s Little Green Men

bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, that he had seen a strange, white light to the rear of the plane which suddenly darted upwards into the sky. Confirmation was provided by the pilot colonel Bill Paynter who also saw the strange light. However, no report was filed as Reagan said he did not want to be considered a nut case. When president, Reagan’s first summit was with Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva who was taken aback when the American asked him if he would help out - whenever the United States was attacked from outer space. The general secretary of the communist party said that he would so assist, as a smile of relief spread across Reagan’s face. In 1987 Reagan told the United Nations that nobody should forget that the differences between mankind would disappear in the face of an alien attack. Moreover, author Darwin Potter said that Reagan told a friend he had seen a UFO no less than three times. The president supposedly said, “I just know it. They have selected a desert some place in the West to make

their landing.” In 2007 a document surfaced which was allegedly an intelligence briefing given to Reagan at Camp David. It included a claim that president Nixon had shown Reagan an object taken from the crashed UFO at Roswell where five dead extra-terrestrial beings and one live one were recovered in 1947. Claims such as this were the basis of several movies such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind which were supposedly made with the cooperation of the US air forces. Hollywood filmmaker Jamie Shandera said that Steven Spielberg told him that, at the end of a private screening of ET – The ExtraTerrestrial, Reagan had claimed, “You know there aren’t really six people in this room who really know how true to life that movie really is.” Reagan’s opponent in the 1980 presidential election, Jimmy Carter, saw a UFO in 1969: a large glowing object which changed colour. He said at the time, “It was the most devilish of all the stuff I have ever seen.” But he said later his memory of the incident was vague and that he believed it

was an experimental aircraft from a nearby basis. The Russian newspaper Pravda reported in 1948 that president Truman called his assistant in the Oval Office and ordered him to report to him every three months about UFO sightings. Once he even asked for an investigation into an object he sighted through the window in his office in Washington. Pravda also stated it had documentary evidence that Dwight Eisenhower saw a UFO in 1952 aboard an aircraft carrier. It hovered 100 feet away before flying away to Eisenhower’s consternation. So what are we to make of all his talk of American presidents seeing UFOs in the sky? Some say that it’s all preparatory talk to forewarn people that we are indeed at

high risk of being invaded by beings from outer space. After all, the prophets of doom can never be proved wrong – disaster has not happened yet but will sometime in the future. Another theory, popularized by David Icke, is that the theories are bullshit but are designed to prepare us all for the imposition of a worldwide police state. Eicke says that it just can’t be a coincidence that eight US presidents and various celebrities including Queen Elizabeth II are all part of the conspiracy. On the other hand, it’s also possible that leaders like President George Bush Margaret Thatcher are, or were, shape-lifting reptilian aliens who ate human beings in secret dessert sessions. That certainly gives new meaning to the expression The Iron Lady.


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Local Sports Barry E. returns as champ by Dick Warberg

The deadly Smedley back on track! Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees More trials and tribulations at Rayong Green Valley forced us to make a shift over to Silky Oaks at the last minute. We were informed the course was closed, yet some of our group checked in and played there. Oh well, nobody died and Peter LeNoury still had a great round at Green Valley with a 42 on the card, but we were playing Silky Oaks for Pete’s sake!

Winner Barry Elphick and Brian Parish Pattavia - St Eventhough the Tropical golfers were just at Pattavia last week, we went back because well, we like Pattavia! Actually it was more complicated than that, but a scheduling mixup forced us to find another course quick, and after last time Pattavia was high on the list for a revisit. 950 baht green fee including a coupon for the restaurant is hard to beat with a five-iron! A lucky 13 Tropical golfers headed out for an earlier-than-usual tee time. Pattavia remains in good to excellent condition, with the lean to excellent. Some people moan about the tough greens, but as we said before, it’s not the hardest layout and that keeps the course, umm... interesting. Scores were tightly grouped after this round, and everyone waited on the edge of their seats to see how it would all finish. Those with

good scores were tight lipped. There were also the popular “Best Nines” scores up for grabs. When you're hot you're hot, and Barry Elphick (c/h 27) grabbed the top spot for the second time in a row with an excellent 38 points. It’s a good thing Barry is so photogenic, right? Next came a familiar name in Brian Parish (12) who decided he didn't want to stay out of the headlines for more than a week by taking second place with 37 points. The third place honors went to Mick Coghlan (25) with 36 points, followed by Landis Brooks (9) who beat two others on count-back at the 34 point mark. Good golf everyone. The best half rounds of golf for non-winners went to Mashi Kaneta and Tom Herrington. Fairways and greens to all.

Steve plays younger than the rest! by Cassa

Plutaluang Despite the overnight and continuing wet weather, a dozen golfers showed up to take on the Big Navy’s north and west courses. Mr. (seriously hung over) Steven Younger, who retired at 2 o’clock in the morning following cessation of his late

night frivolities where he abstained from drinking any Sangsom (fortunately for all in his company as it’s his fighting rum!), electing instead to partake in way to many Jack Daniels, was very quiet on the bus ride to the course. He only stirred to open the window beside him and have a large expectoration!

Capt. Phil with J.P. Thomas, Bob Catlow and Masao Ishikawa Back to the revised comp at Silky Oaks, Capt. Phil is finally turning in some decent scores and is third on the podium with 34 points.J.P. Thomas continues her good golf for second place at the 37 point mark. Forever young Masao Ishikawa had no trouble with those whippersnappers (he always walks the course) and the 74 year old wins the day with an amazing 40 point round. You may see Ishi at the range as he is a regular there and has a committed warm up and practice regimen he adheres to. Seems to be working! Credit also goes to Bob Catlow taking the Caddy Smile near pin.

by Steve Ellison

and the quick trip out got our first group off the first tee at 9:30 am. The kind weather saw some decent scoring, but nothing off the charts. Butch Furneaux was the hero last week but today, just the near pin. Bob Catlow had a surprise with only a 31 to get him third place. Fresh off the boat from China, our buddy Lou Ventimiglia is back in town and shoots his handicap for second place. Butch is heading back to Oz by the time you read this, so thanks to him and brother Greg for joining up with us this past month. I guess he is getting ready for brother Gary arriving next week, but Capt. Phil is finding his form once again.A single point ahead of Mr. Ventimiglia, Phil was the only one to better his handicap in a small field here today. We had a special Sunday event and took a vanload of golfers up to the new Siam Waterside golf training grounds for a twohour session. The facilities were outstanding, even at this soft opening but it was great to hit off real grass and shower there afterwards. Thanks to partner John McHugh for organizing this inaugural event and please see our facebook page for the next visit. We will be doing this every weekend and have space for 10 golfers so you are welcome to come out with us and transport is just 200 baht. Results: 1st – Phil Smedley (12) 37 points 2nd – Louis Ventimiglia (20) 36 points 3rd – Bob Catlow (18) 31 points

Results: 1st – Masao Ishikawa (18) 40 points 2nd – J.P. Thomas (36) 37points 3rd – Phil Smedley (12) 34 points Parichat Links – Stableford – Yellow Tees We had a cancellation this week so just two rounds in and getting ready for next week’s tough schedule. It was just a short 24 minute drive to Parichat this morning for Capt. Phil and his band of merry men. This is one of the youngest courses in the Pattaya area and sits just two clicks past the Pattaya C.C. on the 331. Condition of the course was very good (as usual) and the skies above were overcast but dry. The location makes this a Friday favourite and our regulars are getting used to the idiosyncrasies of this layout. They are doing a 1,200 baht promo that includes buggy so that was the deal maker here.There was a decent turnout of 16 blokes today Stu Rifkin, feeling sorry for Steve, generously offered him one of his ice cold San Miguel beers, as a hair of the old dog, which immediately caused the window to open again and dry retching could be heard! With the weather forecast to clear, we teed off slightly earlier than our booking time under cloudy skies and cool conditions which continued throughout the day. There was hardly any carry

on the fairways so we elected to use the social players yellow tees, which proved appropriate as only a few players beat their handicap. Considering recent rains, the course was in good nick with the greens running true. The shorter play coupled with the physically induced relaxing state that Steve Younger found himself in, produced a fantastic round of golf and one of his “best scores in Thailand”, he was later heard to remark. With 44 points off his 14 handicap he blitzed the field and won the day easily. Alex Field (18) and Stu Rifkin (14), both playing in the group with today’s winner, tried in vain to capture the mystique that had a hold of Steve and accordingly partook in many of the very affordable chilled Leo beers available at all drink stops, however, they could only manage a creditable 37 points apiece. This was enough for Alex to take out second spot

Thanks for your support and keep it in the fairway! The Golf Club is “The Home of Golf in Pattaya” and located in the Heart of Pattaya on Soi L.K. Metro. We broadcast all PGA, EPL, UFC, NFL, MLB and NHL games live. Our kitchen is open from7 am to 10:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website and for more information mail us: and see updates at all handicaps welcome. on the day and Stuart coming in third using the count back method. Fourth position was filled by Takeshi Hakozaki who played to his handicap of 11. Results: 1st – Steve Younger (14) 44 points 2nd – Alex Field (18) 37 points 3rd – Stuart Rifkin (14) 37 points 4th – Takeshi Hakozaki (11) 36 points NTP’S N3–Denis Steele N6– Martin Kempton W3 – Dave Fletcher W8 – Alex Field Long first putts went to Ian Ward on N9 and Alex Field on W9. Back at the Growling Swan our host Peter Grey had a lovely chicken and vegetable rice dish ready for any hungry player wishing to eat and all who partook agreed it was very tasty.

Thank you, Peter and staff! Peter Grey also made welcomes to Aldy Todd and Frank Mills and bade farewells to Harry Wszola and Dave Fletcher; Sean Millar was made welcome, visiting from Brisbane, Australia. Deefa was again the recipient of grateful donations from most patrons and players and a special thank you to Dave Fletcher and Ian Ward for donating their prize money today! All these donations ultimately go toward bulk purchases to Thai orphaned kiddies or upgrades to their facilities/schools here in Pattaya. For serious golfing with a dash of fun (and compulsory sledging), the Growling Swan welcomes golfers of all persuasions. We generally play on Mondays and Thursdays at any one of the fine courses around Pattaya. We also encourage women to play. Contact Peter Grey for bookings or any information on 086 1503 086.


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Local Sports

Bunker boys golf Plutaluang (Navy) Course (white tees) The first game of a new week was at Plutaluang course, not a favourite of many due to the coarse grass, however, the north and west nines which we were allocated are enjoyable to play and a good challenge. One of our members, Trevor Priestly, had one of those days. He went directly from check in to the first tee minus clubs or caddie and had to return when it was pointed out to him that he needed to provide his green and caddie receipts to the marshal, so his playing partners waited patiently for some time. Eventually, the second group played through and waited on the fourth tee for his group to catch up and play through. This was not the end of Trevor's travails as he lost control of his card in the wind on the fourth tee and had to fish it out of the lake. He did, however, have a moment in the sun when he holed a 30-foot putt for a birdie and achieved a second placing with a score of 33 points. Third place went to Robbie Watts on 31 points, at this stage Robbie seems to have an unassailable lead in golfer of the month competition, he also got a near pin. Winner on the day, despite about 40 putts, was Michael Brett with 34 points, also taking three near pins; who knows what his score could have been if only he could putt? Results: 1st - Mike Brett (15) 34 points 2nd - Trevor Priestly (19) 33 points 3rd - Robbie Watts (7) 31 points Near pins: Mike Brett (3), Jimmy Carr. Burapha (blue tees) With all this wet weather, turnouts are low and the courses are playing long as there is no run on the ball. This did not deter the brave souls who travelled up to one of the best courses in the area. The course was in its usual impeccable form with well prepared greens, tees and bunkers. The cream always rises to the top and Les Cobban came home in a respectable 33 pts to win the day from new visitor Stuart Brown. A long time member of Bunker boys, Alan Freeman just won the Northamptonshire County Seniors and is now representing that county in the UK County Seniors Trophy in Scotland in August. We all wish him success in this tournament.

Mashi nips the field to take the prize! by L. Lane

Robbie Watts, winner on Friday Results: 1st - Les Cobban (8) 33 points 2nd - Stuart Brown (13) 31 points 3rd - Jimmy Carr (16) 29 points Near pins: Geoff Parker, Stuart Brown, Les Cobban. Treasure Hill (yellow tees) Bright sunny skies with high wispy cloud greeted golfers for the last game of the week at Treasure Hill. In light of recent heavy rain, it was surprising to find that the course was dry enough for carts to be allowed on the fairways. After three holes our numbers were reduced by one with the retirement of Tony Robbins who succumbed to a nagging shoulder injury; we wish Tony a speedy recovery. I believe physiotherapy treatment is already underway, so we hope to see him back on the course soon. Robby Watts, who is enjoying a purple patch in form this month, dominated the round with a fine 37 off a handicap of seven. Long straight drives and pin point accurate approach shots more than made up for his sometimes suspect putting. Second place went to Michael Brett who returned a lowly 32 points, again another to struggle with the flat stick, third place went to Takeshi Hakozaki who on his day is capable of shooting a great score. Jimmy Carr and Takeshi Hakozaki took a near pin each with Michael Brett taking two. Results: 1st - Robbie Watts (7) 37 points 2nd - Mike Brett (15) 32 points 3rd - Takeshi Hakozaki (11) 30 points Near pins: Mike Brett (2), Jimmy Carr, Takeshi Hakozaki .

Barry E. Dominates at Bangpakong!

by Dick Warberg

Bangpakong - St It was a fine day in July and the Tropical golfers were heading to Bangpakong. Yes, a longer drive, but freeway close so not a lot of bumpy roads and dog dodging to do. A good brekky at BJ's Lodge made sure both golfers and cars were fueled for the trip. We're at the midpoint for Golfer of the

by Frank Quinlan

Month, and we've got a pretty close race going on. Getting an early start 14 Tropicals headed north. Bangpakong – add spaces where you want as signs have various spellings – was in its usual excellent condition. It’s an easy walking course, and if that wasn't enough to make the drive worthwhile

Winner Barry Elphick and "Buckers" Buckingham

they presented us with 100 baht vouchers to spend on the course. It was also a rare umbrella-less day as they were needed neither for sun nor rain. Pure pleasure! After being told it was cart path only this day we invoked “lift and clean” rules, but it was rarely needed, and the fairways are so nice that doing so rarely improved your lie. Bangpakong is a scoring course and all winners beat handicap, but one player took the rest to school on that topic and his name was not Brian! Gathering back at BJ's Lodge it was clear no countback would be needed to crown the winner. Barry Elphick (c/h 27) was the clear leader with 42 points! Way to take advantage of the conditions, Barry. Fine scoring. Next up came Graham “Buckers” Buckingham (28) with an enviable 39 points. The final calls went to Tom Herrington (17) beating Takeshi Hakozaki (12) at the 37 point mark. Remember: The only important shot is the next one.

Greenwood Well it was to be 13 eager starters on the bus up the highway to tackle Greenwood CC Golf Course. We took advantage of the vouchers on offer. It’s good to see that the courses are offering better prices as numbers are down and seasons (high and low) are not different. We played B and C nines from the yellow tees. Although at 6,100 yards, a little short for some, and as always the tricky par 5’s sorted most out. Scores were good on the day but this is a course that sorts out a lot of golfers. The course was in good nick although we needed to play pick clean and place as the course did have some water in places. The greens were playing true. Weather was also good to us though we would have welcomed a bit of a breeze as it got hotter later in the day. With only the one division, it was Mashi that came up trumps returning with a tidy 37 points. He finished two shots clear of a bottle neck of three players fighting it out for two podium places. Getting the nod was Glenn Smith with Mike Johns taking third. Paul Smith was the unlucky golfer. Results: 1st – Mashi Kaneta (15) 37 points 2nd - Glenn Smith (26) 35 points 3rd - Mike Johns (14) 35 points NTP’s B2 - Mashi B5 - Paul Smith C3 - Paul Hack C6 - Steve Younger

Longest One Putt: C9 - Steve Younger B9 - Alex Field Back at the Growling Swan we welcomed back Shane Young, Paul Smith, and Paul Hack

Glenn Smith with winner Mashi Kaneta and welcomed newcomer Colin Banks. No farewells required! Alex Field once again paraded charity dog ‘D-For’ who gratefully received significant donations from the happy clan and they are thanked for their continued contributions. All ‘D-For’ donations go to the PSC for projects to assist the needy children of Pattaya. 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 call into The Growling Swan to add your name to the sheet.

PSC Tropical golf from BJ's by Derek Brook Pattana (Stableford) The question was would we get wet or not? With the weather of late and the promise of more rain in the area, the chances were that we would get wet and we all remembered the fact that of all the courses we play this is the one we have been rained off most. In fact we got to know the rest stops here as we spend a lot of time in them as the rain pours down, but hope is always with the golfer. A good drive up there was indeed noted as Dick told us the ‘Bumpy, Bumpy’ road has been repaired and is useable again. In fact it’s like it was some years ago and cut the drive time. On arrival the dreaded words were uttered by the course, ‘Carts on the Path Only’, as after several days of rain the course was very wet; such is life. So a quick change and we rushed to our early 9 AM tee time. With a major competition scheduled, we had to be finished on the C nine by noon, and who knows what could happen? As it happens, we had a clear run and were onto the A nine in good time. As expected, the course was wet. We were a bit worried

Flight winners when it started to rain, but it was light and soon stopped and with the overcast day the weather was ideal for a fine round. The course itself was, well wet, and with no carts on the fairways we golden oldies did a lot of walking and got wet feet. The fairways were soggy and the rough difficult to get out of, however, the greens were fast and true. Happy days. Soon over, it was a quick shower and back to BJ’s nice and early then into the results. In the A flight, 0 to 15,

the winner was Landis Brooks with 38 points ahead of Mashi Kaneta in second with 37 points and Brian Parish in third with 35 points. In the B flight the winner was Dick Warberg with 37 points ahead of Mick Coghlan in second with 35 points and Graham Buckingham in third with 34 points. Best front nine was Takeshi Hakozaki with 18 points; best back nine was Mike Johns with 18 points. With results over, it was time to try some of BJ’s fine food and drink. T.T.F.N.


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You & Your Pets Coping with Flea Season It’s flea season again. Not that the little buggers don’t infest pets and homes year-round, but this time of year is particularly problematic. And your pet’s warm, furry coat and nourishing blood supply are a flea’s dream home. Before making an all-out assault on the critters—and needlessly spending time and money, determine that your cat or dog does, indeed, play host to fleas. Watch for signs of repeated itching and scratching, chewing on their skin, or restlessness. Inspect your pet’s fur for any signs of movement—like tiny bugs bouncing off his coat or dark specs that may well be egg deposits. Comb your best friend with a finetoothed metal flea comb from head to tail several times a day and look for adult fleas and their eggs that you might skim off. Then dip the comb in a mixture of water and liquid dish detergent to kill the fleas. A female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day. Those can roll right off your pet and onto your floor, couch, or comforter. Give them the chance to hatch, and you'll have a

full-blown flea infestation on your hands. Protect your pet and your home beginning with a flea barrier to prevent these tiny pests from settling in. First, ask your veterinarian about spot-on treatments, which are safer, more convenient, and more effective than traditional dusts, shampoos, and sprays. Ask where on your dog or cat to put the product, how much to apply, and how often to use it. If you opt for a flea collar, pills, or shampoo, be sure to follow the directions carefully. Don’t use products for adult cats on kittens; never use dog products on cats, and do not touch treated areas until they’re dry. Next, deflea your home. Vacuum everything—from upholstered furniture and bedding to cracks in the floors and along baseboards. Then replace the vacuum bag or wash the canister in warm, soapy water. Wash or replace your pet’s bedding. You might also consider decontaminating your home using a flea spray, which is better than flea

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

The Triplets

"bombs.” In either case, remove all pets and people from your home until all surfaces have dried. For the next several weeks, vacuum every day to suck up any lingering eggs before they can hatch and to get rid of live fleas. And once a week strip off any bedding, sofa covers, and other fabrics your pet has touched and put them into the washing machine. Use hot water so the bugs will not survive the wash cycle. After a few weeks of thorough cleaning, the fleas should stop bugging your pets — and you.

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.


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.


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.

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

Persin and nightshade foods

Avocados contain persin which is toxic to dogs. Persin is found in the fruit as well as the seed, leaves and bark of avocados. Keep all parts of the avocado from your dog's reach, as well as any foods that contain avocado. Tomatoes and potatoes are part of the toxic "nightshade" family of plants containing glycoalkaloids and are poisonous to dogs. Green tomatoes are especially poisonous. Dogs can eat cooked potatoes, but no raw potatoes or potatoes with sprouts or green on them.

Going to the Dogs...

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.

Cat Corner

The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic. ~Henry Ward Beecher

The word “tabby” comes from Attabiyah, a neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq. Tabbies got their name because their striped coats resembled the famous wavy patterns in the silk produced in this city. The phrase “raining cats and dogs” originated in 17th-century England. During heavy rainstorms, many homeless animals would drown and float down the streets, giving the appearance that it had actually rained cats and dogs. The origin of amputating a dog’s tail may go back to the Roman writer Lucius Columella’s (A.D. 4-70) assertion that tail docking prevented rabies.

Fierce Felines Your cat may have a pampered life indoors, but deep down she is an animal of prey. Tap into her natural behaviors as a stalker and hunter by providing appealing ways for her to use her sense of smell and sense of adventure at the same time. Before you leave home, hide a few dry treats around the house for your cat to discover while you’re gone. You can also include toys with dried catnip (and plant your own home-grown catnip). But keep in mind that those hidden treats add to your cat’s overall food intake; so not too many treats or your stealth hunter will transform into an overweight sluggard.


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1. Harbor

1. Clobber

6. Boulder and others

2. Scent

10. Wit

3. “Wheel…” purchase

11. Cut calories

4. Foes

12. Post-shower wrap

5. Stockings

13. Place of sacrifice

6. 6/6/44 (hyph.)

15. “Thanks for the ___”

7. Feel unwell

17. Everybody

8. Heavy ___ (music)

18. Certain dress style (hyph.)

9. Piece of celery

19. Caribous’ kin

14. Author Stevenson’s monogram

20. English class assignment

16. Change to 0000

22. Fast food orders

19. Mascara recipient

25. Construct

21. Sporting event locales

28. Motorists’ gp.

22. Wicked

29. Paul McCartney’s daughter

23. Singer Frankie

30. South’s nickname

24. Assessed 27. Subdued

34. No, to Beethoven

29. Faxed

35. “Lou Grant” star

31. Midafternoon, on a clock

36. Work on proofs

33. Federal tax agcy.

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37. Shanties


Solution Issue 21

26. Genetic duplicate

32. One Judd


Identify which word is being defined. 1. Definition: Legally binding; authorized. First letter: V Answer: __________

end of the final rally (covers broken ball rule). First letter: M Answer: __________

2. Definition: The working room of a painter, sculptor, etc. First letter: S Answer: __________

7. Definition: A realistic, credible, attractive future for your organization. There is no more powerful engine driving an organization toward excellence and long-range success than an attractive, worthwhile, and achievable _____ of the future that is widely shared by your internal audiences and most important external audiences. First letter: V Answer: __________

4. Definition: Written information, advice, or warning intended to notify a person or entity of some event or proceeding. First letter: N Answer: __________ 5. Definition: A flag hoisted at the bow of a ship. In navies this is, as a rule, a flag identifying nationality, but not necessarily in the same design as the ensign, while on non-naval vessels, the _____ may have other meanings, or be decorative. First letter: J Answer: __________ 6. Definition: The complete contest between two players, commencing with the warm-up and concluding when both players have left the court at










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8. Definition: Toward the sideline. First letter: O Answer: __________


9. Definition: The second day of the week; the first working day. First letter: M Answer: __________


10. Definition: Previously, as in: I’ve _____ taken my vacation. First letter: A Answer: __________

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Answers:1. Valid; 2. Studio; 3. Technical; 4. Notice; 5. Jack; 6. Match; 7. Vision; 8. Outside; 9. Monday; 10. Already.

3. Definition: The functions essential to a play other than those of the cast’s actual interpretation of the script, in particular the set, lighting etc. First letter: T Answer: __________


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Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 22 - 1-15 August 2017  
Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 22 - 1-15 August 2017