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Immigration roundup

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ere is our current and updated summary of Thai immigration rules as they apply to foreigners. The trend for increased discretion by immigration officers at borders, airports and offices appears to have increased. For example, some visitors probably very few in practice - on 60-day tourist visas or with visa exempt 30-days on arrival are being asked to show at least 20,000 baht as proof they can survive here. Informal feedback on social media suggests those most likely to be questioned are people with back-to-back or frequent entry stamps, giving rise to the suspicion they might be working illegally. The TM 30 form, on which householders are required to report to local immigration officials the details of any foreign guests, also varies in detail according to which office is involved. Some are very strict about reporting re-entries of guests, others not so provided the

initial registration has been made. Reports suggest that some immigration offices require the form for oneyear visa holders at the time of application or renewal or re-entry – an example of self-certification – but others have exempted 12-month visa extension holders altogether unless they relocate their Thai address. Thus it is vital to be familiar with regulations and interpretations in your particular area. Europeans, Americans and

Australians, and some other nationalities, will now receive a 30 days on arrival stamp if they do not hold a prior visa. It makes no difference whether entry is made at an airport or border and the extension permitted is now a further 30 days in most cases. However, those foreigners using a land crossing can enter Thailand without a prior visa only twice in a calendar year before needing a visa in advance. Those visa-less foreigners entering Thailand

at airports are not currently subject to the same limitation, but may be questioned if they make “several” such trips in the course of a year. Again, the determining factor is individual immigration officer discretion. One-year extensions based on retirement have again been in the news. Earlier this year, the government published the details of a new 10-year visa (in fact two segments of five years) for aliens over the age of

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News Bar raids continue

Bad luck for 32 gamblers Fin falls from a building

Thirty two men and women were arrested for gambling during a raid on a house in Jomtien. The police found gamblers playing cards for money. Some participants managed to escape; the unlucky 32 were taken to the police station and fined.

Banglamung District Chief Naris Niramaiwong once again headed a team that raided Pattaya night spots. The police found some 300 patrons in a South Pattaya bar past closing time, including some underage and some who tested positive for drugs. The bar manager was taken to the police station for questioning. The bar owner could not be identified, nor could an operating license be produced.

Finnish businessman Maher Hussein fell from a three-storey building on Walking Street and landed unconscious. Witnesses said the man was checking the construction of the building in the wee hours and a staircase collapsed. Hussein was sent to the hospital where he is in a coma.

Youngsters nabbed in bar Police line up for Zumba

Korean jumps to his death Undue noise emanating from a small bar on Third Road attracted the attention of police, who found more than 100 patrons crammed inside. Checking IDs, police uncovered 21 minors 15 and 16 years old. The youths were taken to the police station and parents were notified.

All in a day’s work A Korean national jumped from his condo and fell onto a car parked below. The lifeless body of 23-year-old Jaemin Lee was found by a building guard.

Pattaya police officers participate in a weekly Zumba class at the Soi 9 police station. The physical training was dictated by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to help officers maintain health and fitness. The public is invited to join the Wednesday classes at 4:30 PM in the police station parking lot.

Indian nabbed with counterfeit dollars

CentralFestival celebrates eight years

Indian national Singh Gaurav was caught by the police after he exchanged US $1,200 in counterfeit currency at a money changing shop. Shop owner Malinee Deeubon called police immediately, while Singh was still outside her shop

Two men on a motorbike snatched a handbag from a Russian woman on Pratumnak Road. Shortly thereafter, police stopped two men on a motorbike without a license plate. The men fled and police officers made chase, quickly apprehending the escapees. As coincidence would have it, the runaways fit the description of the thieves provided by the Russian robbery victim. Skillful interrogation established that the arrested men were, indeed, the robbers. They admitted to the crime and led police to the spot where they disposed of the handbag. They also led police to their residence where two suspected motorbike thieves were staying. All four men were detained and charged.

CentralFestival Pattaya Beach celebrated its eighth anniversary with a mini-concert and fashion show. VIPs included city officials.


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News Invitation to the popular 9th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament

Mark your calendars! Royal Cliff Hotels Group will be staging the 9th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament from August 25 to 27. Tennis players of all skill levels are welcome to participate. With two categories to choose from, 35+ Men Singles and Ladies Singles Open, playing tennis competitively can be a fun way to test your skills on the court. Royal Cliff aims to build a Tennis community in Pattaya and give players the opportunity to make new friends. The tournament will be played in a round robin format so all competitors are guaranteed to play several matches against friendly opponents. New and returning players of all levels are welcome to join together with tennis lovers who want to enjoy this electrifying event as spectators and support the players. Food, drinks and ice cream will be served throughout the tournament. For both categories, the registration fee is 850 baht for FITZ Club members who have yearly memberships, 1,000 baht for Fitz Club members with monthly memberships as well as hotel in-house guests and 1,250 baht for participants who are not Fitz Club members. Playing slots are limited, so don’t miss out on the fun and competition of this much-anticipated event and

register now! For more information or to register for the tournament, contact the Fitz Club manager or any of

the Fitz Club team via email: fitz@ royalcliff.com or visit http://www. royalcliff.com/tennis-tournament. php

BMW Group Thailand reinforces its innovatory leadership in electric vehicle technology

Photograph shows delivery of the BMW i3 (94Ah) to the Thailand Automotive Institute, where it was presented to Dr. Somchai Harnhirun (3rd left), permanent secretary, Ministry of Industry, by Krisda Utamote (4th left), director Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand. The delivery is in support of national electric vehicle technological development, a partnership between BMW Group Thailand and Thailand Automotive Institute under the ‘Technology and Innovation Learning Centre for Electric Vehicle Industry Development’ project.


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Immigration roundup 50. This visa is available only in the applicant’s home country and requires a host of documents including police clearance, a special form of Thai medical insurance and substantial proof of income and property in the first country. This visa is most likely to attract those prospective retirees with an accompanying family, but the existing one-year retirement extension requiring cash or income of at least 800,000 baht remains in force. Few existing or prospective retirees are likely to want to change their visa status because of the mammoth bureaucracy of the 10-year alternative. Rumours persist about whether the existing one year retirement option will remain as it is, but they are just speculation at this stage. It was also reported this year that the government wants all tourists to have Thai travel insurance in an attempt to reduce the costs of medical care for uninsured aliens. However, the issue is proving quite complex to introduce. Travel insurance is very limited in scope and would presumably cover only medical costs associated with “holiday” illnesses. Moreover, elderly visitors might well be excluded from coming to Thailand at all since travel insurance always has a cut-off age limit. It is claimed that some private hospitals in Thailand are unconvinced about the value of compulsory travel insurance, since they have a booming market in wellness and significant health care for wealthy foreigners who may be too old to have significant

medical cover. As one source said, “You could end up throwing the baby out with the bath water”. Working in Thailand without the requisite Labour Department permit remains strictly illegal under the alien labour act of 2008 which even includes voluntary work, although it is not enforced for court translators, volunteer police and others who are deemed to be assisting state authorities. Much of the recent publicity about cracking down on employers using workers without a permit is directed at companies using large numbers of Cambodian and Mynamar citizens in the construction and hospitality sectors. Many commentators, Thai as well as farang, are currently advocating a wholesale revision of immigration rules which seem to become more complex every year. Suggestions have included allowing retirees to work on a limited basis (as in Malaysia), simplifying the regulations for multiple entry visas (as in Cambodia) and having less restrictive property ownership laws (as in Indonesia). But there is no sign that the current government is anticipating any significant relaxation of the framework. Traditionally, the immigration regulations do tend to be more restrictive under coupinstalled governments. However, a new civilian government – unlikely to be in place before 2019 – is unlikely to see foreign immigration as an immediate priority.

Bank of Thailand tightens consumer lending The Bank of Thailand announced a series of measures aimed at tightening personal unsecured lending, including credit limits for credit card holders with monthly incomes of less than 50,000 baht ($1,497) and reducing the maximum credit card interest rate to 18 percent from 20 percent. These new measures take effect on September 1. The new credit limits are credit positive for Thai banks because they strengthen underwriting standards and will moderate growth in the personal-loan segment, which has contributed to a high level of household debt and an increase in nonperforming loans (NPLs). According to the Bank of Thailand’s 2016 Financial Stability Report, household debt was 79 percent of GDP

as of first-quarter 2017. Debt growth was slower in 2016 than in 2015, but still outpaced income growth, especially for low-income, agricultural households and households operating small and midsize businesses. The new limits will discourage further leverage among these borrowers, and ease their debtservicing burden. The banks that would most benefit from the new regulations are CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited and Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, which had the highest growth rates in personal and credit card loans in 2016. CIMB Thai in particular will benefit because it has the highest share of these loans in its portfolio. - Source Thailand Business News by Boris Sullivan

Pattaya Klang tunnel to open…maybe

The Sukhumvit underpass at Pattaya Klang will finally open to traffic on August 25, it says here. Pattaya City spokesperson Pol. Maj. Gen. Pinit Maneerath reported the opening date at a city meeting. The tunnel originally was set to open last February; after testing and re-checking it was postponed and is now ready, said Pinit.

Must See Pattaya Floating Market Pattaya Floating Market has been awarded “Must Visit” status by the Thailand Ministry of Commerce. The sign is indicates that it is one of 75 well-deserved tourist attractions in Thailand. The Pattaya Floating Market was acclaimed for its location, cleanliness, facilities, amenities and fairness to both consumers and sellers. And it promotes OTOP products which generate millions of baht per day. Pattaya Mayor Anan Charoenchasri and Banglamung District Chief Naris Niramaiwong graced the event.

Aao Thai Restaurant re-opens Businessman Jirawat Lengrung re-opens Aao Thai Seafood Restaurant in Soi Khopai South Pattaya. The restaurant, open daily from 11 am to 12 midnight, has two sections, the 3,999 baht buffet and an ala carte section.


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News MICE partners with Vogue to invite women runners to Bangkok Women’s Run MICE and Communication with Vogue will organize Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership with Vogue on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Rama 8 Bridge under the theme of Beauty just got stronger! to gather women to express their own beauty at the race route internationally cer tifiedby the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). Highlights include finisher’s necklaces instead of medals and special gifts for Top100 finishers sponsored by T Mark Project of Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, for the first 100 finishers in each category. Vogue Thailand will host a special activity with a photography studio with professional photographers to snap finishers, creating a new experience for women confident in their strength and beauty no matter what situation. Rut Jiroajvanichakorn, managing director of MICE and Communication reveals that the idea behind Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership with Vogue, the first exclusive women’s run to be held in Bangkok occurred after he saw that both Thai and foreign women would often have to travel abroad to join in exclusive women’s races in other countries. With the growing number of women runners, MICE, as the running event organizers with worldclass standards, joined hands with the most influential international fashion magazine Vogue to hold Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership with Vogue on Sunday, September 3 at Rama 8 Bridge under the theme of Beauty just got stronger! with the aim to establish an exclusive women’s run and to gather women runners to

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show their strength and beauty in their own style. Jiroajvanichakorn added that Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership with Vogue will cater only to women with 3 distances: 5, 10 and 21.1 kilometers. The start and finish points will be on Rama 8 Bridge with the entire race taking place on the bridge. Runners will get a chance to enjoy the beautiful Bangkok panorama and the Chao Phraya River, one of the most scenic routes in Bangkok and aonce-in-alifetime chance to run this route. Moreover, the distance for this route has been inspected and certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), therefore, the 10 kilometer and 21.1 kilometer distance runs in this race will be officially certified. This event hasalso received the race organization certification from the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) and the Athletic Association of Thailand (AAT) as well as gained the support of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to promote the event internationally. For this first race, the TAT will focus on women runners in Asia such as in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

As the race will be the first exclusive women’s run in Thailand, MICE is aiming to impress all women runners participating in the race with a special gift, the finisher necklace made from high quality metal engraved with the different distances which will be handed out to all finishers as a keepsake. Furthermore, the first 100 runners to reach the finish line for the 10- and 21.1-kilometer distances as well as the first 50 runners for the 5-kilometer distance will receive a bracelet with a special charm provided by the Thailand Trust Mark or T Mark, a certified mark from the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce or the DITP. On the race day, there will also be a T Mark booth handing out quality Thai products which matches the concept of the event in which beautiful strong women are those who is proud of knowing how to choose quality Thai products that are produced with social responsibility, environmental concern and fair labor in mind. Moreover, all runners will receive a Puma running shirt made with 100 percent polyester microfiber used for athletic wear which has been treated with mag cool substance for increased comfort and dryness for wearers complete with quick-drying fabric and anti-bacterial technology.Bangkok Women’s Run in partnership with Vogue is now open for registration at www.bangkokwomensrun.com with a limited capacity for only 3,000 runners! Siri Udomritthiruj. CEO of Serendipity Media, reveals that Vogue believes that all women are beautiful in their own way and has the power to accomplish anything. Vogue is looking forward to see women overcome their own limitations atBangkok Women’s Run in partnership with Vogue to discover their beauty and power within. All runners can enjoy privileges to download the Vogue E-Magazine for six months for free of charge! Starting from September 2017 to February 2018.Healthy models from Vogue will also be joining the race in different distances to show that beauty can come along with physical strength. Moreover, to welcome finishers to the finish line, they will organize a studio with professional photographers from Vogue Thailand to snap photographs of runners to reveal their personal beauty after the success in overcoming their limit.

Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don’t need it anymore. Most people keep it simply because they have always had it.  But you could well be paying double charges for that extra service.  All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes.  Another disappearing device, linked to the land line telephone, is the fax machine which started to be overtaken by new technologies almost as soon as it appeared commercially back in the 1980s.     The bookshop You can now browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you decide to proceed.  Although many people still say they want to hold an actual book in their hands, once you start flicking your fingers on the screen you soon forget you are holding a gadget rather than an actual book.  Much the same thing was said about downloading music from I Tunes.  But once people found out you can get the latest albums for a fraction of the cost, customer reluctance soon crumbled. The DVD shop Just as DVDs replaced the old videograms, so they are in turn being replaced by the home computer and self-downloading of favourite movies.  The attempt to enhance the DVD market by Blue Ray has not been too successful either, partly because of the high cost but also because obtaining high resolution on-screen is no longer the issue it once was.   The advent of Netflix is another technological option which is now expanding rapidly and worldwide.  Another retail outlet on the slide is the traditional photo printing businesses.  After all, how many cameras using Polaroid or film do you see around these days?  The cheque        Britain has already laid the ground work to do away with cheques altogether next year.  It costs the financial system billions of dollars every year to process them.  Plastic cards and online transactions will eventually lead to the demise of the cheque.  This in turn has negative repercussions for the post office.  If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.   Also bad news for post offices are emails, Fed Ex, etc, which have just about wiped out the minimum revenues worldwide to keep the post office alive.  Most of your mail these days is likely to be junk mail and bills. Things that you own Many things we take for granted may not be ours in the future.  Currently you store your pictures, music, documents, etc, on your hard drive.  But the arrival of cloud services means that when you turn on a computer, the internet will be built into the operating system.  So Windows, Microsoft, Google, etc, will be tied straight to the internet.  If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud.  In this virtual world you will be able to access your music or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device.  But will you actually own any of this stuff or will it be able to disappear at any moment in a big “Poof ”?  Your privacy Going, going, gone!  There are cameras on the street and in many buildings.  They are even built into your computer and cell phone.  But you can be sure that 24/7 “they” know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates and the Google street view.  If you buy anything, your habit is put into a zillion profiles and the ads will change to reflect those habits as “they” try to persuade you to purchase something else.  The only thing that can’t be changed will be your memories.  Devices that do protect your identity, such as VPNs (virtual private networks) could well be outlawed in future as they already are in Russia and China. Music The music industry is dying a slow death.  Not just because of illegal downloading, it’s the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it.  Greed and competition are the problem.  The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing.  Over 40 percent of music purchased today is “catalogue items”, meaning traditional music (older established artists) that the public is already familiar with.  This is also true of the live concert circuit. Steve Knopper has written a great book on this, “Appetite for Self-Destruction”.    Keys Keys, at least in the conventional sense of brass-cut pieces, will be gone forever.  There are already keyless entries to cars, offices, hotel rooms, etc, which use chip-based technology to get in and out.  There are already on the market several apps allowing us to enter our homes without a clanking bunch.  You will be able to enter your house by using a smartphone.  If your battery drains out, don’t worry as your fingerprint and face-recognition technology will allow you to borrow somebody else’s phone! The clutch The automatic transmission system is already taking over the car and truck industries at a fast pace.  The bigwigs, such as BMW, are shifting to computerized, fully automatic transmission and other companies are bound to follow.  Acceleration is better with precise electronic shifts and fuel efficiency has never been better.  Love it or hate it, the clutch is on the way out. 


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News Tourism Authority of Thailand scores big with tuk tuk at Hungarian Formula 1 At the Formula 1 race in Budapest, Hungary last month, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) displayed an icon of Thailand – a 34-year-old Tuk Tuk that had been driven from Bangkok to Prague.

Chattan Kunjara Na A y u d h y a , TAT d e p u t y governor for Marketing Communications said, “This little tuk-tuk was fondly nicknamed ‘the Beast’ by the Hungarian media given her age, history and stamina, and

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya offers dream golfers escape with Siam Country Club

the sheer crowd-appeal was well beyond our expectations.” “This tuk-tuk and the man that drove her across two continents, Martin Mechura, is a highlight of the Hungarian F1 Village. The Amazing Thailand Pit Stop design that we have created in this, our fourth F1 event, evidently works well,” he added. “I was so happy to see so many European F1 fans coming up to our team at the Amazing Thailand Pit Stop at Hungarian Formula 1 expressing not only their

delight that we were there but also sharing their stories of their travels to the Kingdom,” said Chattan. Martin Mechura, who hails from the Czech Republic, received a round of applause when he started up the tuk-tuk after an 18-month hiatus. The appearance of the Thai vehicle at the F1 was to promote the fun of driving in Thailand, as well as underlining the uniqueness of Thai culture and the Thai way of life, which always contains an element of fun and relaxation.

Women’s Journey Thailand 2017 Campaign launched to attract female visitors Fifty-six well-known women celebrities and bloggers from around the world attended the Women’s Journey Thailand 2017 Campaign launched to boost female visitors at a gala welcome reception at Nai Lert Heritage House in the heart of Bangkok. Organised for the second year by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the event was presided over by H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, and joined by Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT governor. The month-long campaign is designed to attract international and local female travellers to visit Thailand and enhance the Kingdom’s positive image as one of Asia’s most female friendly destinations. The global female celebrities and bloggers appointed representatives of “The Lady Celebrities to Thailand” and “The Lady Bloggers to Thailand” projects who are in Thailand for the launch are Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015; So-Hyun Kim, famous Korean actress; Tanya Sharma, actress from India; two representatives of Nogizaga 46, a Japanese female idol group; Li Zhenying, Miss Universe China 2016; Anika Morjaria, famous Indian moderator and presenter; Hadia Ghaleb, Egyptian fashionista; Naeema Al Maqbali, actress, moderator,

and social media influencer; Oman; Ho Ngoc Ha, singer, actress, and model, Vietnam; Vaniphone Phumexay, Miss Vientiane 2017; Ei Kywat K ha i ng , Mi ss M ya nm a r World 2017; Do My Linh, Miss Vietnam 2016; Esma Voloder, Miss World Australia 2017 and four runners-ups; Mary Ornborg, editor in chief, First Class Magazine, and Lottie Knutson, Swedish journalist, photographer, and writer. TAT has launched a special “Women’s Journey Thailand” mobile app, which can be downloaded after registering for the access code. Registrants will get a “Welcoming Package” including such “goodies” as a free welcome drink by Coffee World, seven-days free sim card with WiFi by DTAC, and 300 baht discount by Grab Taxi. They will also get: – 20 percent discount at King Power Duty-free Shops (except the airport branch) – Special airfare for the domestic sector, starting from 1,290 baht by Bangkok Airways

– Special car rental fee by Thai Rent A Car (499 baht/ day) – 500 baht discount voucher by the Siam Discovery Department Store (for women visitors) – Free ice-cream cone by McDonalds Thailand (only during August 2017) Thailand has recorded a significant rise in female visitors over the past few years. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT deputy governor for International Marketing – Asia and South Pacific said, “Today women are significant decision makers and influential with high-spending power. With a full range of products and services that can serve women’s needs, Thailand can definitely be the ideal destination. The Women’s Journey Thailand campaign will showcase how women travellers can enjoy these products and services at very attractive prices when they visit Thailand in August.” TAT is launching many other activities as part of the campaign including the Lady Golf Challenge, Lady Celebrities to Thailand, Thailand through

Her Eyes, Lady in Thai Fabrics, and Lady Bloggers. TAT has also appointed Nattaya Boonchompaisarn, or Grace, the winner of The FACE Thailand Season 3, as an honorary representative to inspire female travelers around the world to explore the variety of quality products and services the country has to offer. TAT has classified the products and services for women travellers into seven categories: accommodation (hotels and resorts); health, beauty and spa services; shopping malls, dining and restaurants; recreation and entertainment such as theme parks, lifestyle activities such as handicraft workshops and fitness, and transportation services such as airlines and car rentals. Full details regarding products, services and travel deals on the “ Women’s Journey Thailand” website, click: https://womensjourney. tourismthailand.org/ Download the special “Women’s Journey Thailand” mobile app at App Store and Play Store

Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya is climbing the leader board with a new Dream Golfers Escape package offered in partnership with the Siam Country Club at its spectacular championship Plantation Course. The offer includes a one- or two-night stay in a spacious room overlooking Na Jomtien Beach, plus 18 holes of golf spread over one or two days, as well as transfers to and from the course, a spa treatment, plus daily breakfast and a set dinner menu for one at the hotel’s celebrated Twist Restaurant. Seasoned players or novice golfers can enjoy an inspiring combination of sun, sea and sport while taking in stunning panoramic views of Pattaya’s Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf of Thailand. Marc Sittl, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya’s general manager explains, “Leisurely luxury is a signature at Mövenpick’s flagship five-star beach resort, and the experience is perfectly complemented by a round or two at Siam Country Club Plantation Pattaya. It’s a world-class golf destination.” Designed by famed golf course architects Schmidt and Curley, Siam Country Club Plantation is the longest course in Pattaya and one of the longest in Thailand. The 27hole course, boasting rolling fairways, big bunkers and sloping greens, is named after the area’s past as plantation land and includes the 9-hole Tapioca and Pineapple courses

along with the par-36 Sugar Cane course. The course also features the first triple greens in Asia with three greens of three holes stretching over 3,000 square metres. The hilltop clubhouse and driving range add to course’s reputation as one of the country’s finest, with a challenging layout that takes in the natural landscape of mountain terrain and creeks. The Plantation course hosted the Honda LPGA Thailand championships just a year after opening, with top female golfer Lorena Ochoa taking home the coveted trophy. After a thrilling experience on the course, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya promises its golfing guests pure relaxation, inviting them to sink into wellbeing with a complimentary treatment at the resort’s beautifully designed Wave Spa – an oasis of massage therapies and nourishing body treatments. A three-course dinner is then served at the hotel’s contemporary all-day dining room, Twist, with pool views, an al fresco terrace, and a choice of western classics and appetizing Thai favourites. The Dream Golfers Escape Package is available from now until October 31, 2017 and requires a minimum stay of one night. The offer must be booked in advance and is based on room availability. For more information on the Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya or to make a booking, please visit our website.


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The beauty of flowers by Derek Franklin On the morning of Saturday, August 5, the children and students at the Father Ray Foundation gathered together to mark the opening of Father Ray Month. It was in August 2003 that the founder of the Foundation, Father Ray Brennan, passed away and each year the children get together to remember and celebrate the life of the man many had never met, many were not born when he was alive, and yet they all know who he is. August the 5th was also a special day as the children welcomed representatives from the Royal Thai Navy who arrived to take part in two activities in honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late King of Thailand.

Several thousand marigold seeds were planted, with the hope that they will all be in bloom in time for the funeral of Thailand’s beloved late monarch. When the funeral takes place on October the 26th, the whole nation will be a sea of yellow as people across the country will be growing marigolds, an auspicious flower for followers of Buddhism. The marigold is a bright yellow flower and yellow was the colour most associated with Thailand’s longest reigning sovereign. Once the planting was complete the children and students, together with the workers and foreign volunteers, created daffodils out of sandalwood. Anyone who has ever been to a Buddhist funeral will have been given flowers made from sandalwood which is used as a symbol to start the cremation fire. Between now and August 19 the children are determined to make 9,999 sandalwood daffodils. However the whole country is also busy making flowers. The Correction Department has announced that it is planning to make one million, while shopping malls throughout the Kingdom have set up special

The Nai Harn Phuket plants seeds for the future near local village A team from The Nai Harn Phuket took part in a mangrove planting event in collaboration with Mangrove Resources Development Station - Phuket. Staff from the luxury beach hotel visited Baan-Borrae, a rural village located just 15 minutes from Nai Harn beach where they planted over 100 mangrove trees. The Nai Harn is keen to support environmentally sustainable initiatives so that the resort can reduce the impact of its carbon footprint and preserve the natural beauty inherent to the tropical island at the same time. This event is the latest in a series of activities the resort has been involved with to support safety, infrastructure

and environmental stability on Phuket. Earlier this year, The Nai Harn sponsored a public lifeguard station to ensure that Nai Harn beach remains a safe destination for locals and visitors alike. “As a member of the island community it is part of our responsibility to support and

develop environmentally sustainable and socially responsible initiatives,” said Frank Grassmann, general manager, The Nai Harn, Phuket. “We are very excited to watch and nurture these newly planted mangroves so they grow strong and help support our local ecology

Ramayana Water Park treats disadvantaged kids

Ramayana Water Park, ranked 3rd best water park in Asia on TripAdvisor, organized a fun-filled day for 90 disadvantaged children from the Jingjai Foundation recently. The kids spent a “splashtastic” time exploring Ramayana Water Park, including its Aquasplash zone, a large area specifically designed for the very young ( 6 m o n t h s t o 6 ye a r s ) , featuring soft flooring, water jets and sprinklers. Those with a little more adventure visited Aquaplay, which has a range of colourful water slides designed for children aged 3 to 14 years old. All

zones at Ramayana Water Park have been designed with the utmost safety and security in mind. After working up an appetite playing on all the rides and attractions, the children also enjoyed a

delicious lunch. Ramayana organizes monthly CSR projects. Interested organizations that want to be a part of a future Ramayana CSR project, contact 033-005-929

Chevrolet helps E-Sarn fight the flood initiative launched

areas where shoppers can spend time making the daffodils; the daffodil was chosen as it was the flower the late King used to give to his wife, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

Nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine may seem a lot, but by October they will be added to the tens of millions that are expected to be produced.

In collaboration with 27 of its dealers, Chevrolet Sales Thailand launched the Chevrolet Helps E-Sarn Fight the Flood initiative to support customers impacted by floods that have struck Thailand’s northeastern provinces. Chevrolet owners across the country can visit a Chevrolet dealership from now through September 30 to receive a free 30-point inspection of the suspension, brakes and other parts and systems. In addition, customers will get a 30 percent discount on parts and a 10 percent discount on labor to repair flood-damaged vehicles. The initiative is part

of the Chevrolet We Care program, the brand’s ongoing commitment to deliver a consistently satisfying and worry-free Chevrolet

ownership experience. For more information, customers can contact the Chevrolet Call Center at 1734 or visit chevrolet.co.th.


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Our Community Team Chonburi by Derek Franklin

The National Games for the Disabled recently took place in the southern province of Songkhla and Team Chonburi was represented, as it always is, by a large contingent from the Father Ray Foundation. Most team members are current or former students at the Redemptorist Vocational School for People with Disabilities, with the Pattaya School for the Blind and the Father Ray Center for Children with Special Needs also sending athletes. Not only does the vocational school have a reputation as one of the best schools of its kind in the country, it also has a tradition of producing athletes that have gone on to become local, national and international champions. Students have gone on to represent Thailand at the Southeast Asian Games, the Asian Games and the Summer Paralympic Games, returning home to Thailand with more gold medals than their nondisabled compatriots. Traveling down to Songkhla were 43 students a n d s u p p o r t s t a f f f ro m the vocational school, accompanied by seven blind and visually impaired students and four teenagers with special needs. Medals were competed for in many sports, including track & field, ta-kraw, fencing, wheelchair basket, goalball, table tennis, standing volleyball and sitting volleyball. Those who attend the Father Ray Center for Children with Special Needs never managed to win any medals, however, their province team mates did very well. All seven blind students won a least one medal, with the three female team members returning home with three medals each. The vocational school students also did very well, including one young lady who won four medals in the wheelchair fencing competition. We all know sport is good for us, but for a young person with a disability participating in a sport is not just about winning. Of course, getting a medal is great, but being part of a team, hearing people cheering for you and having a sense of achievement does wonders for their confidence and self-esteem. More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email info@fr-ray.org


Pattaya Today's lifestyle, travel and culture guide

Vol. 05 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2017

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AVANI PATTAYA RESORT & SPA

AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa is a five-star hotel located in the heart of the city centre but with its lush tropical gardens and panoramic views over the beach it offers both urban entertainment and idyllic tranquility in one of the most beautiful locations in the area. The confluence of the leisure activities and diversions that Pattaya City has to offer with the opportunity to chill in a tropical paradise is totally irresistible.

AVANI Sea View Room

Pool

by Mick & Di Barker

Cocooned on the beach with the backdrop of the most lush vegetation and a world of five-star living only metres away it truly juxtaposes a heavenly paradise to chill back and spoil yourself with your favourite treats. There are 298 luxury rooms and suites designed for total comfort and relaxation. Every room has a private balcony or terrace with a natural décor reflecting the brand’s interest in maintaining the balance of art, nature and community. High floor-to-ceiling windows, natural wood furnishings, luxurious bathrooms complete with contemporary baths and rain showers, plus

those big flat screen TVs are just some of the amenities that contribute to that “wow” quality. Mick and I stayed overnight recently, after the bibulous whisky tasting, and can vouch for high quality of our well-appointed room. We can also personally vouch for the exquisite comfort provided by their big, comfy “I’m-never-going-home” mattress. Activities can be as energetic as desired. The stunning swimming pool with its hot tub just screeches out to be the centre of your day, relaxing and rewinding till sunset. The Manao Pool Bar will keep you hydrated and fed with BBQ snacks and exotic sips. You can be served without leaving your lounger or take advantage of the “swim-up bar” to

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Vol. 05 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2017

Celebrating the King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Birthday Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok welcome the winners from My Kitchen Rules Australia

Centra by Centara Maris Resort Jomtien led by Austin Robinson, group director of Operations-East Coast Thailand, Chaiphun Thongsuthum, general manager, Jonas Sjostedt, general manager at Centara Nova Hotel and Spa Pattaya and Centara Pattaya Hotel, Khajohn Wimolcharoensuk, hotel manager at Centra by Centara Avenue Hotel Pattaya and Centara Azure Hotel Pattaya, and management team humbly showed their most loyal greeting and respect to His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn on His Birthday.

Honor Training visits Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Wim N.M. Fagel (3rd left), general manager from Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, welcomed Will and Steve (2nd left, 4th left), winners of My Kitchen Rules Australia 2015, during their visit to the hotel for the preparation of the CSR campaign between the hotel and ThaiHarvest SOS. The mission is to eliminate hunger and food waste through the re-distribution of quality surplus food. The reception took place at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

Miss Grand Thailand 2017 visits Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Wuthisak Pichayagan (9th left, row 3), hotel manager, along with Montri Phengkrachang (4th right, row 3), director of Engineering, welcomed Supawat Thadajarumongkol (centre), former director of Security Technology Bureau Division of the Industrial Factory, along with the group from Honor Training Co., Ltd during their visit and generate detailed boiler inspection training at the resort.

Brand KU Creative Workshop at Royal Cliff Hotels Group

Top five Miss Grand Thailand 2017, Premika Pamela (3rd left) Miss Grand Thailand 2017, Chatnalin Chotjirawarachat (right) 1st runner-up, Sarucha Nilchan (2nd right) 2nd runner-up, Thaweepon Phingchamrat (2nd left) 3rd runner-up and Kamolrut Tanon (left) 4th runner-up, visited Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel to show their appreciation for the good support they received during the recent successful contest. They were welcomed by Gerald Hougardy (3rd right), hotel manager.

MICE Fam Trip for topnotch MICE buyers

The recently conducted Brand KU EXT Workshop was a huge success at the award-winning Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH). Under the concept of “Domestic Branding Exploration”, more than 80 top executives joined the full day outing where participants experienced activity-based learning workshop at the spacious function rooms of PEACH. Consisting of exciting sessions that focused on engaging topics such as “The Art of Storytelling” through a presentation conducted Mr.Sutirapan Sakawat, the head of Marketing at SCB Thailand, and “Designing Your Success Story” by Professor Pratchaya Piyamanothum, everyone gained profound insights with regard to strengthening and developing brand power. After a full day meeting, the participants also indulged in a fun and exclusive buffet dinner at Royal Cliff’s Sunset Terrace Lobby and Bar, with fun ice-breaker activities along with entertaining storytelling presentations that illustrated what everyone learned from the day’s sessions. Brand KU EXT Program is a personal brand extension program for top executives provided by the Faculty of Business and Administration of Kasertsart University which aims to help companies discover and develop their brands as well as solidify their brand identity.

Top-notch MICE buyers who attended the recently concluded Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (AMITE) networking event held in Bangkok are seen with Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Neoh Kean Boon (third right) who welcomed them to the hotel for a series of hotel inspections as part of a MICE familiarization trip. The incentive travel buyers were from Hong Kong, China, Russia, UK and USA whose visit kicked off at Dusit with a welcome dance arranged by the Sanctuary of Truth as well as reception lunch at The Bay. The MICE visitors were hosted by the North Pattaya hotels namely Cape Dara Resort, Centara Grand Mirage, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Holiday Inn and The Zign which all had the opportunity to show their strengths in handling any MICE events while showcasing Pattaya as the best beach-city destination that has many things to offer to MICE delegates from any part of the world.


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Mermaids Dive Center celebrates 25 years Mermaids Dive Center celebrated its 25th year as a PADI center with a huge party. The event was hosted by The Residence Garden at their beautiful The Captain’s Corner poolside restaurant and was attended by more than 150 guests, business partners, friends and representative of PADI Asia.

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Centara Grand Mirage Beach Pattaya Beach cleaning program Resort Pattaya supports Thai

youth to WorldSkills 2017

Pattaya Municipal Center held Beach Cleaning CSR project and asked all private corporations as well as Thai nationals and all volunteers to join in cleaning and clearing off litter along the coastline of Pattaya Beach. Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya family enjoyed the whole program as part of their CSR to help restore Pattaya Beach to be full of its true natural beauty again.

Korean Thai Chamber of Commerce event at Dusit Thani Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya led by Wuthisak Pichayagan (3rd right), hotel manager, welcomed Sukiti Thongkham (left), skill development technical officer professional, along with Thailand’s Youth, Chularat Thumachaichusak (2nd right) and Tanyaporn Kattha (3rd left) during their stay at the training camp of resort before attending the 44th WorldSkills competition 2017 on restaurant service at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in October 2017.

Rock singer’s stay at Amari Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya Executive Assistant Manager Larry Choi (left) welcomed Kim Do Soon (middle), president of the Korean Thai Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Hangkang LED. Kim arrived at the hotel to attend a gathering of managing directors, CEOs and VIPs of local Korean companies both in Bangkok and the Eastern Region. The meeting was held to meet and greet the chamber members as they continually discuss important agreements in the promotion of trade and industry in finance and agriculture as well as economic cooperation between Thailand and Korea.

Thanida “Da” Thamwimon (2nd from left), singer of the most popular Thai rock band Endorphine, was welcomed by Robert Rijnders (2nd from right), senior vice president and area general manager for Pattaya, Onyx Hospitality Group, during her recent private visit to Amari Pattaya.


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Vol. 05 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2017

Sens Asia Travel unveils new taste sensations across Southeast Asia with launch of tours for adventurous foodies Sens Asia Travel announced a new range of journeys tailor-made for travellers and food lovers looking to experience an authentic taste of Southeast Asia. Guests of these small group tours can adventure through some of Asia’s most popular destinations, catching the iconic sights while at the same time tasting intriguing dishes that cannot be found elsewhere. Inspired by the mantra “You must taste a culture to understand a culture”, Sens Asia encourages travellers to explore Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos and uncover the flavours, smells, and dishes that are original to each destination. Participants can join Sens Asia to gain insights into the local culture, history, and spirit of the destination, whilst questing for the wild mouth-watering dishes and discovering a new sensory experience. In Vietnam, the land of surprises, travellers can expect a 12-day adventure from Hanoi in the north all the way to Vinh Long in the deep south. They can join a journey through the old and the new, visiting ancient towns, unspoilt cruising routes through Ha Long Bay and taste amazing local delicacies including Pho Bo, Bun Tom Nuong Xa and Café Trung. Tour departs every other Sunday from Hanoi for 1,140 US dollars per person. Equally unique, the culinary and cultural experience in Northern Thailand lets travellers explore the bustling cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai to catch an authentic glimpse into the past and present of the country, its people and its world-famous cuisine. Chill out by the canals of Bangkok savouring the spicy flavours of a steaming bowl of boat noodles, enjoy a fresh seafood dinner whilst cruising the Chao Phaya River and discover Issan cuisine at waterfall restaurants in Chiang Mai. Group tour departs every other Sunday from Bangkok for 578 US dollars per person. Those looking to take some time for themselves can join a relaxing trip through Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can treat their eyes to the intricate details decorating the town's ancient temples then

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eve n ts c a le n d a r 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.

Thailand floating market

Vietnamese food

For more information: Mantra Restaurant and Bar Tel: 089 428 4185 (Khun Benjamas) www.facebook.com/mantra.pattaya

SPARTAN RACE THAILAND Date: 9 September 2017, Saturday Venue: Siam Country Club Pattaya

Chiang Mai, Thailand

treat their taste buds to an array of traditional Laotian dishes such as herb crusted fish steamed in banana leaf or purple sticky rice in coconut milk with tamarind sauce. Enjoy lunch at the heart of ancient towns, by the Mekong water or overlooking a streaming waterfall. Small group tour departs every other Thursday for 339 US dollars per person. In Cambodia, travellers can

experience one of Southeast Asia’s most remarkable wonders, Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. Guests will explore majestic, ancient temples and rural floating villages whilst enjoying the delicious cuisine heavily influenced by Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese flavours. Travel beyond the usual ‘highlight trips’ and see the real Cambodia, meet the people, and learn the traditional blessings, dances and dishes unique to the destination. Tour departs on a Thursday (check schedule) for 396 US dollars per person. Answering the call of worldwide travellers seeking authentic experiences in intriguing destinations, Sens Asia continues to develop one-of-a-kind experiential journeys across Southeast Asia offering unparalleled insights into the lifestyle and culture of the local people, and exploring the roads lesstravelled. For details and booking information, visit www.sensasia.com.

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

BANGSAEN42 MARATHON Date: 19 November 2017, Sunday, 3:30-10:30 am Venue: Bangsaen Beach, Chonburi Activities: MICE and Communication with Chonburi’s Saensuk Municipality gears up to hold the BANGSAEN42 Marathon under the theme of “The Passion of World-Class Marathon”. The organizer is aiming for the event to be certified as IAAF Gold Label Road Race Standards and is looking to attract Thai and international runners to join in this unmissable event! New innovation developed in Thailand will also be utilized to make Thai running events reach world standards. BANGSAEN42 Marathon will be Thailand’s first running event with a single distance. The route will start from the Beach Road at Bangsaen Heritage Convention Center to Bangsaen roundabout, then to Chonburi’s new landmark, the 84th Anniversary Bridge, pass Ang Sila Market, the Shrine for Nezha’s Tai Tzu, Khao Sam Muk, Laem Tan, and along to beach to the finish line. Register for BANGSAEN42 Marathon at www.BANGSAEN42.com. The registration fee is 1,500 baht. For more information: BANGSAEN42 Marathon Tel: 02 266 4465 Email: info@BANGSAEN42.com www.BANGSAEN42.com www.facebook.com/BANGSAEN42


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What's Cooking? Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa introduces dining concepts and a dynamic culinary team Renaissance Pattaya has completed the recruitment of its new culinary team in preparation for the resort’s opening next month. Creating a new dining destination in Pattaya, the resort will showcase three innovative outlets with contemporary fine dining at Pebbles Bar and Grill, home comforts with a twist at 609 Kitchen and fresh and healthy light bites at The Deli. Renaissance Pattaya’s culinary powerhouse will be led by Martin Bower. Bower has spent time honing his skills in destinations around the world and his culinary style introduces flavours and tastes from three different continents to provide exciting and innovative menus for diners to enjoy. He will be supported by executive Kankamol Mongkolmit – excutive sous-chef, Hamza Cofi – director of Food and Beverage, Martin sous-chef, Kankamol Mongkolmit, Bower – director of Culinary, and Arvind Singh Negi – sous-chef who brings more than 30 years of experience working in hotels and resorts in the region. Mongkolmit is renowned for her knowledge of Thai cuisine and acted as a chef ambassador for Starwood, travelling internationally to promote and showcase Thai food. Completing the creative trio, experienced Indian chef, Arvind Negi will also join the team in order to deliver authentic Indian flavours at 609 Kitchen and through the resort’s extensive banqueting facilities. Ensuring refined service, the creative food and beverage offering at Renaissance Pattaya will be choreographed by director of Food and Beverage, Hamza Cofi, a graduate from acclaimed Swiss Hospitality Management School, Les Roches. Cofi brings a wealth of professional experience from prestigious roles in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, USA and Asia. A seasoned sommelier, Cofi is passionate about French wines and is excited to unveil an extensive selection of old and new world wines at the resort. Renaissance Pattaya is set to introduce a new perspective to Pattaya’s dining scene. Destination restaurant, Pebbles Bar and Grill promises to offer a superlative gourmet experience, complemented by impressive vistas of the ocean. The extensive menu will feature fine cuts grilled to perfection and locally sourced seafood, as well as some of the world’s finest epicurean delicacies. Pebbles Bar will provide an idyllic backdrop for enjoying sundowners, aperitifs and digestifs, through its extensive menu of bespoke cocktails, wide selection of wines and premium handcrafted beers. Serving breakfast and meals throughout the day, 609 Kitchen, will offer an inclusive and relaxed dining experience through its open plan design, extensive selection of buffet items and a la carte menu of home comforts from around the globe. For cravings at any time of day, The Deli is on hand for a caffeine hit, accompanied by a fresh pastry or a refreshing salad or sandwich.

Tables Grill at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Hotel Promotion Grand Hyatt culinary excellence at 900 baht ++ "Let's do lunch"... remember that's what we used to say back in the day. Where in Bangkok? Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in the heart of BKK's bustling upscale business by John K. Lindgren and shopping area. Location walking distance between Siam and Chit Lom BTS stations. The Tables Grill on the mezzanine overlooking the opulent Grand Hyatt lobby. At the Tables Grill, the decor is contemporary, stylish and the ambiance is relaxed, perfect for a business luncheon or family gettogether. We chose the 3-course set lunch. Starting with three varieties of ovenfresh bread. Grand Hyatt Erawan's bakery is still the best bakery and pastry shop in Bangkok town. Dark rye rolls and imported delicious, French truffle butter. It's high noon. Lunchtime. "Something to drink?" What better than the signature freeflow iced lemon tea? Refreshing and not too sweet. First course: Appetizer the impeccable mushroom risotto. Sautéed mushrooms and Parmesan cheese. This northern Italian classic dish is simply luxurious with creamy texture and the right mouthfeel. I've had many risottos, some watery, some even slightly burned. But hands down this is one of the best. Highly recommended. Second course or main course. Pan-seared duck breast accompanied by new potatoes and parsnip purée. Compliments to Chef Kristensen,

again. Excellent presentation on the plate. The succulent duck accompanied by the melt in your mouth purée and bite-sized potatoes. Good to the last bite. The grand sweet finale of this luncheon is the dessert. My choice: Chestnut tart with vanilla ice cream Chantilly, 'Chan-ti-yee' or whipped cream and the delicious full-flavored vanilla ice cream. What a marriage! Plus Italian premium strong Illy coffee. Double espresso. No sugar! Then the surprise served like a special effect. Ice cream balls dipped with dark chocolate served on a tray bellowing "smoking" dry ice. Magic! Like the chemistry high school lab. Verdict: Service is impeccable,

seats are comfortable and the gastronomy is world-class. Robin Bernhard, the young, affable Tables Grill manager, his team and of course chef-de-cuisine Kevin Kristensen. Chapeau! The cost for this 3-course gastronomic lunch is 900 baht ++. Value for money and a risotto is to die for! Tables Grill in Grand Hyatt Erawan. What I can say? One of the best business or family luncheons in Bangkok. Highly recommended! Tables Grill Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok 494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok Tel: 02 254 6250 Email: restaurants.bangh@hyatt.com bangkok.grand.hyatt.com

Centara Hotels and Resorts offers free airport transfers in the Maldives Centara Hotels and Centara Grand Island Resorts has thought Resort and Spa Maldives of the perfect way to help you create fantastic holiday stories with your family or your better half. Simply stay three nights or more at either of the stunning resorts in the Maldives between July 1, 2017 and January 2, 2018 and airport transfers are free when booking on Centara website within August 31, 2017. The barefoot paradise of Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa Maldives is the perfect island holiday for everyone. Experience an absolutely carefree holiday, for free airport transfers are included (domestic flights between Velana Airport in Malé and South Ari Atoll Airport plus speedboat transfers between the latter and the resort). Discover an Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives enchanting and pristine island with endless opportunities to relax and enjoy the beautiful Maldives setting in a laid-back and hip ambiance at Centara Ras Fushi Resort and Spa Maldives and get free speedboat airport transfers. Don’t miss out on free airport transfers. Book before August 31, 2017 through Centara website. As a special privilege, Centara The 1 Card members will receive 10 percent discount. For non-member, register at www.centara1card.com. For more information, contact reservation centre at reservations@chr.co.th, 02 101 1234 or visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/featured-packages/stay-3-nights-get-freetransfer.


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Paella de Marisco

Mantis shrimp paella with croquettes, salad, olives, and patatas bravas INGREDIENTS For the paella olive oil 20 grams squid 100 grams mantis shrimp 50 grams mussel 30 ml white wine 5 grams chopped onion 5 grams chopped fennel 5 grams chopped garlic 1 gram saffron 120 grams Arborio rice 1 sprig thyme 1 pc bay leaf 30 grams chorizo 240 ml lobster bisque 1 gram chopped parsley For the croquettes 80 grams mashed potato 20 grams crab meat 30 grams mantis shrimp meat 10 grams Manchego cheese 15 grams wheat flour 1 pc egg 30 grams breadcrumbs

For the mantis shrimp and tomato salad 30 grams heirloom tomato 10 grams fennel 10 grams shallot 1 gram tarragon 50 grams poached mantis shrimp meat 5 grams capers 5 ml sherry vinegar 5 ml lemon juice 10 ml olive oil

For the marinated olives 100 ml olive oil 1 pc thyme 1 pc bay leaf 10 grams orange peel (white pith removed) 10 grams sliced garlic 20 grams Kalamata olives 20 grams Manzanilla olives For the patatas bravas 200 ml oil 80 grams potato wedges 15 ml romesco sauce 15 ml garlic aioli 2 grams chopped parsley For the ceviche on toast 20 grams sliced baguette 30 grams mantis shrimp meat 30 grams orange meat 10 ml olive oil ½ pc lemon 20 grams piquillo pepper sliced basil

METHOD For the paella Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the seafood and sauté. Add white wine and set aside. In a baking dish, heat oil. Sauté the onion, fennel, and garlic. Add the saffron, rice, thyme, and bay leaf. Add the white wine, chorizo, seafood, and lobster bisque. Warm together, cover with foil, and transfer to oven. Bake in oven for 15 to 17 minutes until rice is cooked. Put over high heat for 1 minute to crisp the bottom of the pan. Garnish with chopped parsley. For the croquettes Mix together the mashed potato, crab meat, mantis shrimp meat, and Manchego cheese. Season and form into balls approximately 25 grams each. Beat the egg. Bread the croquettes by placing them sequentially in the flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Fry to golden brown. For the mantis shrimp and tomato salad Blanch the tomatoes and remove the skin. Cut into different sized pieces. Slice the fennel and shallots. Mix together all ingredients and season. For the marinated olives Heat the oil together with the thyme, bay leaf, and orange peel. Add the garlic and pour the hot oil over the olives. Allow to cool to room temperature and chill. Store overnight before serving.

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For the patatas bravas Heat the oil to 180 degrees Celsius. Fry the potato wedges until golden brown. Place in the bowl. Top with romesco sauce and garlic aioli. Sprinkle chopped parsley over the top. For the ceviche on toast Bake baguette until crispy. Mix together the mantis shrimp meat, orange meat, olive oil and the juice of the lemon. Season. To serve, place the ceviche and piquillo pepper on the baguette and sprinkle with sliced basil.

This menu is available at Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar on level 34 of Hilton Pattaya from 6 to 11 pm throughout August only. Hilton Pattaya is located at 333/101 Moo 9, Nongprue Banglamung, Pattaya Chonburi. Tel: 038 253 000 www.pattaya.hilton.com


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F&B Promotions 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. For more information or reservations, contact 038 714 981.

Meat and Potato: a match made in heaven! at T55, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya T55 is known for its meat, offering only the best prime cuts cooked to perfection! But for the month of August, we’re going to be offering a brilliant limited edition menu to show off beef ’s best friend – potato! Visit us throughout the month to enjoy some of the creations, including the umptious potato soufflé served with house-smoked salmon and dill cream, or perhaps the mouth-wateringly moreish potato and leek velouté with crispy pancetta and caramelized onion. For reservations, call 033 078 888 or email hotel.pattaya@movenpick.com.

Special Promotions at Ambassador City Jomtien, Pattaya Ambassador City Jomtien would like to invite everyone to enjoy special promotions from now until October 31, 2017. Guests can choose from various outlets such as Atrium Food Bar, Pasta Pasta, Hong Teh, Tokugawa, Oyster Bar and Sports Bar. • When dine 3,000 baht at any outlet get 10 percent discount coupon for the next visit. • Get one stamp for every 300 baht spent at any outlet. Collect 10 stamps to get extra 10 percent discount for the next visit. • FREE one beer coupon at Sports Bar when dine 1,500 baht at any outlet. • FREE one glass of red wine when order imported Australian beef menu at Atrium Food Bar. • Ladies Night at Oyster Bar. Ladies get one free bottle of Bacardi Breezer from 7 to 10 pm. • HAPPY HOUR – Buy One, Get One Free from 6 to 8 pm at Atrium Food Bar, Oyster Bar and Sports Bar. • FREE one shot of premium Italian vodka when dine 300 baht at Sports Bar. For more information, contact 038 255 501-40 and follow on facebook: @AmbassadorCityJomtienOfficial for the latest offerings and updates.

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

Experience a wide selection of mantis shrimp dishes at Hilton Pattaya 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 or reservations, call 038 253 000, email bkkhp_fb@hilton.com or visit pattaya.hilton.com.

Chocoholic Pleasure

Alaskan King Crab at Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Amari Pattaya Indulge in the rich sweetness and freshness of the Alaskan king crab this August at Mantra Restaurant and Bar, Amari Pattaya. Mantra is going to please all crab lovers by launching Alaskan king crab sushi; Stir-fried Alaskan king crab in black pepper sauce with crispy noodles and Hong Kong kale, and Alaskan king crab on ice with seafood sauce. It will be a delicious journey of discovery that you wouldn’t want to miss! The price of the Alaskan king crab promotion starts at 620 baht net. For further details and reservations, call Benjamas at 089 428 4185 or visit www.mantra-pattaya.com.

Seafood BBQ Buffet Night, Come 4 Pay 3! at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya Offering you a great dining experience at Radius restaurant, fulfil your perfect evening with assortment of international buffet and seafood BBQ while enjoying fabulous sea view of Pattaya from sunset to star rise at 1,199 baht ++ per person every Saturday from 6 to 10 pm. For more information and reservations, call 038 933 888 or visit www.facebook.com/CapeDaraPattaya.

It takes two to mango! at Red Coral Lounge, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya Utilising one of Thailand’s best local ingredients, Red Coral Lounge will be serving up specially made mango treats for the month of August. Stop by and enjoy a deliciously creamy mango and coconut bavarois or a smooth mango panna cotta as well as many other treats and beverages. For everyone seeking a tasty treat or a relaxing afternoon, stop by Red Coral Lounge. For reservations, call 033 078 888 or email hotel.pattaya@movenpick.com.

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.

at Panorama – Dramatic Atmosphere, Royal Cliff Beach Hotel

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 gro-main@royalcliff.com.

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

For reservations, call 038 428 755-9 ext 8323 or email secfb.pty@hardrockhotels.net.

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top tables

Vol. 05 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2017

Level 34, Hilton Pattaya

Mick & Di The Food Lovers

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Hilton Pattaya's Flare Restaurant offers flair, finesse and good taste Soaring over Central Festival Pattaya Beach leisure complex, ascending 34 levels into the heavens is sited the luxurious Hilton Pattaya. Italian minimalist interior design has contributed to impart a neutral zen-type interior which astonishes and astounds as each unique design feature is encountered. Take the lift to the 16th floor and the lobby that is revealed is as beautiful in its simplicity as it is luxurious. Lots of muted natural fabrics and avant-garde light fixtures reflect the organic fluid feel of sand, wood and rock. The vibe is serene, sensuous and gorgeous. There are two bars and three restaurants in the hotel each offering its own distinctive appeal. Drift is a stylish bar/lounge serving, tapasstyle snacks, pastries and cocktails complemented by sweeping views of Pattaya Bay. Edge is a contemporary inside/outside all-day dining outlet offering a full week of speciality buffets culminating in their exceptional Sunday Brunch for discerning brunchophiles (B.1,500 for food only with the wine buffet an extra B.1,300). Horizon is an uber-swanky rooftop restaurant and bar with DJs on the terrace, cocktail Chef Bo

Blue crab yellow curry

nibbles with Champagne and a fine dining interior restaurant. Flare, their flagship Asian restaurant, provides the third gastroexperience and it was here that Mick and I were invited to sample the cuisine. A meandering walk through handblown glass orbs and artisan designed cages replaying back the idea of shrimp nets, LED lighting and floating lattice works of acrylic diamonds spectacularly leads into this stylish sophisticated restaurant. The lighting is soft and flattering,

Fresh oysters

Yellowfin tuna and mango salad

the vibe opulent with its plush regal décor and the mood smooth. On entry a glacial assembly of four of the world’s best oysters greets the eye. They languish on their icy mound inviting selection adjacent to a chilled cabinet displaying premium sashimi glistening with ocean freshness. These gastronomic delights are presented bordering the restaurant’s magnificent wall of wine containing first-class labels from the new and old worlds. Chef Visarus “Bo” Faikronburi had chosen our appetizers to launch the proceedings and first to appear in its icy box were six perfectly shucked bivalves: three from France (Fine de Claire) and the other trio from Washington USA (Skookum Inlet). Quality is of the utmost importance when consuming raw oysters and these were top-notch giving off the most delectable taste of the ocean followed by an almost buttery aftertaste further harmonized by the accoutrements of crispy onion and fresh lemon. Ooh – so good, my mouth is watering reliving the taste! (6 or 12 cost B.950 or B.1,800 respectively). All prices in Flare are inclusive. Our next dishes came from the salads and ceviche section. Yellowfin tuna had been precision

Homemade mochi

cut into baby cubes and deftly tossed with red onion, mango and a shiso dressing. What an elegant combination, the mango mingling sweetly with the tart red onion and the sashimi quality tuna melting into the perilla herb and plum dressing; another sensational gastro-combination (B.350). The accompanying dish was the famous Thai prawn and pomelo salad. The big juicy pomelo is a close relative of the grapefruit and lends itself so well to the inclusion in this constructed salad bursting with chilli, crispy coconut and tangy tamarind dressing. One of our all-time favourites and this recipe danced and zinged with a natural vitality. To accompany all these gastronomic treats we were drinking a bottle of Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. A well-balanced crisp, light wine it effortlessly made friends with the briny seafood. Fried rice was then presented in a half pineapple boat pitched with prawns, cashew nuts, and pork floss (finely shredded pork jerky with a

sweet/savoury flavour) to be enjoyed with our two chosen main courses, blue crab yellow curry and seared scallops from the grill menu served in a black pepper sauce (B.600). Two spectacular desserts completed our dinner, mango sticky rice and the house speciality, homemade mochi which uses red bean paste, black sesame and mandarin segments and delicious ice cream to produce a Japanese confection of exciting textures and flavours. Prices here reflect the sophistication of the ingredients and cuisine but, having said that, the experience rewards accordingly and the dishes are amazingly good. For a luxury overload culinary event it would be hard to beat Flare at the Hilton Pattaya. Flare Restaurant Level 15, Hilton Pattaya 333/101 Moo 9, Nongprue Banglamung, Chonburi Open daily from 6 to 10:30 pm Tel: 038 253 000 Email: bkkhp_fb@hilton.com www.pattayahilton.com

Hotel Promotion Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya offers Dream Golfers Escape with Siam Country Club Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya is climbing the leader board with a new Dream Golfers Escape package offered in partnership with Siam Country Club at its spectacular championship Plantation Course. The offer includes a one- or two-night stay in a spacious room overlooking Na Jomtien Beach, plus 18 holes of golf spread over one or two days, as well as transfers to and from the course, a spa treatment, plus daily breakfast and a set dinner menu for one at the hotel’s celebrated Twist Restaurant. The Dream Golfers Escape package is available from now until October 31, 2017 and requires a minimum stay of one night. The offer must be booked in advance and is based on room availability. For more information or to make a booking, visit www.movenpick.com/pattaya.


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top tables

Vol. 05 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2017 Wing Bean Salad

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Chefs Company Bistro & Beach Bar Nestled on the shoreline of Dongtan Beach, Deborah and Paisan Bundityanond have managed to create, not only a holiday haven of peace and tranquility, but a family friendly resort where the spirit of Thai hospitality shines through. Traditional Thai houses dot the property surrounding two swimming pools (one for family fun and one for that peace and tranquility). The Beach Bar located adjacent to the restaurant boasts a “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” promotion between 12 noon and 6 pm on selected drinks the likes of classic cocktails, beers, proprietary spirits (gin, tequila, rum, blended whisky and vodka), including wine by the glass. The setting is as stunning as the prices – so check it out. Facing the sweeping beach is their all-day Chefs Company restaurant. This is terrace dining supreme, whether for a wake-up breakfast, leisurely lunch or a romantic dinner which is exactly where Mick and I enjoyed an exceptional meal recently. The evening we visited, the rainy season was in full swing and although not raining the high winds were gusting across the sands so we elected to eat inside but still had great views out over the beach. We ordered from the Thai fusion menu but the a la carte is both comprehensive and exciting (of which more later). One of our favourite dishes is the tastiest of Thai salads featuring wing beans. It’s packed with scrumptious ingredients such as roasted chilli paste, toasted coconut, tamarind, peanuts, palm sugar the list goes on. It can be served at a chilli heat off the Scoville scale so make sure you let the waiter know your heat tolerance. There are many versions of this popular salad all over Thailand and this one is served with fleshy prawns and salted egg, a delicious briny treat to offset the sweetness of the dressing. It’s a big serving so perfect for sharing. The flavours are divine: tart, spicy, salty and sweet and a complete treat for your taste buds (B.250). Another bowl of savoury pleasure offered Tom Yum with seafood and hot basil (B.290). Served in traditional style (without coconut milk), it displayed the requisite big flavours of salty, sweet, spicy, sour,

Tom Yum Talay with Hot Basil

Vegetable and Soft-Shell Crab Tempura

Roasted Honey-Glazed Pork Spare Ribs

packed with herbs and seafood it was mmmmmm…all the way until the bowl was clean. Tempura prawns, soft-shell crab and vegetables then made their appearance. Another big serving piled high with a crunchystraight-from-the-pan deepfried assortment. Grilled salmon accompanied by a green mango salad fulfilled another fusion role with the salmon providing the luxe element with the much loved mango salad with its sour dressing working beautifully with the elegance of the fish. We followed all this with roasted honey-glazed pork spare ribs with sweet mashed potato and salad. An outstanding chef’s signature recipe and highly recommended (B.390 net).

We had a splendiferous meal at Chefs Company, all the food was excellent and superior in its presentation, preparation and ingredients. We stuck to the Thai fusion menu but the all-day a la carte is chock full of Thai and international dishes. Deborah and Paisan have owned Rabbit Resort since its inception and construction 18 years ago. It is now a four-star resort which holds an enviable reputation for excellence due to their hard work and attention to detail over the years. We feel this knowledge and experience is reflected in their extensive Thai and international a la carte menu. Quite literally, there is food for all tastes and occasions throughout the day. Hot sunny days on the beach lend

Hotel Promotion Stay longer with free nights at Centara Hotels and Resorts Centara is ready to make your best holiday yet by extending your stay with free nights. Book your next holiday on Centara website and you’ll enjoy one free night for any stay of three nights or more i.e. Stay 3 nights, pay only 2; stay 6 nights, pay only 4; stay 9 nights, pay only 6, and so on. Take a pick from superb destinations throughout Thailand and overseas, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Chang, Trat, Rayong, Koh Samui and Muscat, Oman. You and your family will have access to some of the best beaches, culture and food – whether by the beach or at the rooftop restaurants and bars. Enjoy your time poolside, the kids can explore the resorts’ kids’ clubs while parents relax and get pampered at the spas. Simply book your stay between now and January 31, 2018; you’ll enjoy: - Free nights (i.e. Stay 3 nights, Pay 2; Stay 6 nights, Pay 4; Stay 9 nights Pay 6, and more) - Free breakfast on free nights - Up to two children stay free* Browse the hotels on Centara website to find the hotel that suits you best. For more information, contact reservation centre at reservations@chr.co.th, 02 101 1234 or visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/featured-packages/stay-3-pay-2-thailand-oman.

Centara Muscat Hotel

themselves to fresh, vibrant salads and this kitchen has many surprises up its sleeve. Crispy soft-shell crab is accompanied by a zingy hydroponic salad, Parma ham and mango comes with mixed salad, capers and an Italian dressing, or the house special of grilled US scallops with crisp lettuce and a Caesar dressing is only B.290. Thai salads include the famous Yum Woon Sen with shrimp and grilled scallop or a spicy Laab Moo zinging with chilli and minced pork. Beef eaters are catered for with Australian Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Australian Lamb Rack with crushed herbs and plated with house ratatouille, gratin potatoes and red wine sauce. Fish and Chips is a perennially popular choice and here chef deep-fries sea bass in beer batter. He serves his acclaimed risotto with grilled tiger prawns, squid, sea bass and mussels (B.450).

The Thai food is proudly served with dozens of traditional options plus many with a subtle twist such as Massaman curry with duck leg, or Spaghetti Kemao Talay for a fiery forkful of Ital-Thai blending. Don’t leave without trying one of their scrumptious desserts. Rabbit Resort is located at the northern end of Dongtan Beach. Access is possible on the beachside soi from 5 pm or at other times from road that runs through Jomtien Condotel beside Pan Pan Restaurant. Chefs Company Bistro & Beach Bar Rabbit Resort 318/84 Moo 12, Soi Dongtan Police Station, Jomtien, Pattaya Open daily from 7 am to 11 pm Tel: 062 709 6691, 062 709 8868 038 267 168-9 Email: sales@chefscompany.net www.chefscompany.net


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fairness-fitness-finery

Vol. 05 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2017

Spa & Fitness Promotions Jasmine journey for Mother’s Day at Spa Cenvaree, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya Your mom will love the Klin Mali jasmine spa journey at Spa Cenvaree in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya this Mother’s Day, a total of 120 minutes of pure, jasmine-scented relaxation. Available throughout August and September, the spa package is priced at 2,800 baht ++ and includes a gift set of Jasmine Massage Oil and Jasmine Body Lotion. The journey begins with a five-minute foot ritual, burning incense to ease negative energy. This is followed by a gentle aroma massage with jasmine body oil, using soft to medium pressure, to release muscle tension and ease the mind with the fragrant jasmine scent. An aloe and jasmine gel mask is then applied over the entire body for 10 to 15 minutes, followed by a refreshing shower and the application of soothing jasmine body lotion. The journey ends with refreshments in the relaxation lounge. Spa Cenvaree is situated within the Spa Village on the edge of the water park at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For reservations, contact 038 301 234 ext 4333, email spacenvareecmbr@chr.co.th or visit www.spacenvaree.com.

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. 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 pattaya@devaranaspa.com.

Train like a beast, look like a beauty at Fitz Club – Racquets, Health and Fitness, Royal Cliff Hotels Group Train like a beast, look like a beauty and achieve your fitness goals at one of the best sports club in Pattaya, Fitz Club – Racquets, Health and Fitness at Royal Cliff Hotels Group this August. Day pass for just 500 baht, exclusive of tennis and squash for ladies. For more information or to book a personal training session, call 038 250 421 ext 2621 or email fitz@royalcliff.com.

Safe Training Zone by Rory Coughlan

You may think that training is just for athletes. I absolutely believe that with few exceptions everyone can train to create change which leads to a good healthy life. Exercise is as different for everyone as change is different. Whether you want to change by shedding a few pounds or you just want to feel good about yourself, then here's a way that, if you follow it, you may end up on the wellness road to a new life. What I'm talking about is Heart Zones Training, the best approach to all-around fitness I've found. This is not a one-size-fits-all concept. It works for a 50-year-old athlete , a 60-year-old with a family history of heart problems, a 70-year-old wanting to improve strength, or an 80-year-old who wants to climb to the third floor of a building without puffing. It works for a 20-year-old who wants to get fitter, a 30-year-old who has become more sedentary from too much time in front of a computer, and a 40-year-old who is preparing for a wedding ceremony and wants to be their best.

When you work out, are you doing too much or not enough? There’s a simple way to know: Your target heart rate helps you hit the bull’s eye First Things First Before you learn how to calculate and monitor your target training heart rate, you have to know your resting heart rate. Your resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute while it’s at rest. You can check it in the morning after you’ve had a good night’s sleep and before you get out of bed. According to the National Institute of Health, the average resting heart rate: • for children 10 years and older, and adults (including seniors) is 60100 beats per minute • for well-trained athletes is 40-60 beats per minute. Hittin’ the Target Now you’re ready to determine your target training heart rate. As you exercise, periodically: • take your pulse on the inside of your wrist, on the thumb side. • use the tips of your first two fingers (not your thumb) to press

lightly over the blood vessels on your wrist. • count your pulse for 10 seconds and multiply by 6 to find your beats per minute. You want to stay between 50 percent to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. This range is your target heart rate. Know Your Numbers There are target heart rates for different ages. Your maximum heart rate is about 220 minus your age.

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Showing Your Age? Your lifetime of sun exposure no doubt is revealed by brown spots on your hands and face: Age spots. These uniform skin blemishes, which also appear on neck and chest, are not caused by age. Rather, they come from sun damage. Age spots can be treated at skin clinics, or you may opt for less effective do-it-yourself remedies. Dermatologists have great results with prescription-strength retinol and hydroquinone (HQ) preparations, which work faster than less potent over-the-counter formulations. Clinics and dermatologists also use microdermabrasion, chemical peels, chemical spot treatments, laser treatments, and light therapy to lighten the brown or gray pigmentation. Some procedures require just one treatment; others take two or three sessions. The most popular at-home treatment is over-thecounter 2 percent HQ cream, which inhibits melanin production in the skin. But it can be irritating and may increase pigmentation if used for too long. Beyond which,

it tends to be more effective for treating hormonallyinduced irregular pigmentations than for treating true age spots. Visit a skin clinic or dermatologist annually to ensure those age spots are harmless. Point out any changes in color, size, shape, or feel of marks on your skin.

Oily Skin Diet Got a problem with too much oil in your skin? Eat to reduce the sebum (your skin’s natural oils). Load up on foods that are high in vitamin A: butternut squash, cantaloupe, carrots, green leafy vegetables, mangoes, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes.


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automotive

Vol. 05 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2017

Thailand Gears Towards Creating An Electric Mobility Society With Zero Emission

INNOVATION! ChargeNow charging stations for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids BMW Group Thailand together with Polytechnology Co., Ltd., Greenlots, Central Group and AP (Thailand) PCL signed a landmark memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further the by John K. Lindgren commitment to drive Editor-in-chief: development and carsanook.com adoption of electric mobility in Thailand. The agreement will see the launch of ChargeNow – the world’s largest network of public charging stations for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids of any make and model – in Thailand with 50 stations nationwide during an initial network preparation phase. “BMW Group is committed to sustainability in every market where we work in, from our products to our service offering, which includes charging solutions for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The launch of ChargeNow in Thailand marks yet another major step forward as we work towards the vision of a truly sustainable future. With the introduction of service that facilitates and simplifies the charging process, we hope to spark greater interest in these automobiles of the future among Thai consumers while also strengthening efforts to drive sustainable national development with electric mobility innovations,” said Stefan Teuchert, president, BMW Group Thailand. EV/PHEV vehicles charging made easy BMW Group Thailand partners with Polytechnology and Greenlots, leading providers of electric vehicle charging solutions, specializing in open standards, cloud-based platforms and mobile applications. Greenlots has installed 150 charging stations at more than 70 locations across Singapore. In Thailand, Greenlots joined force with Polytechnology to offer up to 50 EV/ PHEV charging stations during an initial network preparation phase. “It is a great pleasure for us at Polytechnology and Greenlots to collaborate with BMW Group Thailand to initiate ChargeNow operation for all EV/PHEV vehicles in Thailand. We are very pleased to work together with all pioneering partners who recognize the importance of sustainable growth and to mutually create electric society for years to come,” said Narratchai Leeraphante,

Switch 6 for iPhone 7 Plus The Switch 6 Kit is a 6-in-1 lens kit for iPhone 7 Plus. It lets you quickly switch between the fisheye, wide angle, telephoto and macro lenses. With the dual optics design, you have three sets of lenses that will work perfectly with the dual camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus. Available for 39.95 US dollars via www.ztylus.com.

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president, Polytechnology Co., Ltd. In collaboration with ChargeNow, Polytechnology and Greenlots make the EV/PHEV charging process simple and easy, as it should be. Available with two-way charger that can be compatible with both AC Type I and Type II in one machine, ChargeNow customers will be able to charge their vehicles conveniently, regardless of make or model. Prime locations for ChargeNow nationwide As the first ChargeNow partnership for charging locations in retail properties, the Central Group is Thailand’s largest and most sophisticated developer of retail business nationwide. With a network of over 30 premium shopping centers, the Central Group is undoubtedly the retail property leader and offer ideal locations for ChargeNow customers with easy accessibility and attractions while the vehicles are being charged. Isareit Chirathivat, senior vice president of Central Pattana Public Company Limited, said “the Central Group is committed to steady, sustainable growth, with the next step being a world-class organization and retail developer. At the same time, we are committed to deliver extraordinary experiences and values that exceed our customers’ expectations. ChargeNow and the entire concept of electric society is clearly a step towards the future, which we foresee tremendous growth not only worldwide,

but also in Thailand. As a result, it is our great pleasure to become one of the founding partners of ChargeNow, offering easy access to charging points starting first with 13 locations nationwide including Central World, Central Embassy, Central Chidlom, as well as Central Plaza, Central Festival, and Robinson.” On the residential property side, AP (Thailand) PCL a leading property development company, offering a wide range of residential properties including townhouses, detached houses and condominiums. Each development project is located in a convenient residential neighbourhood or very close to the central business area, thus offering easy access to ChargeNow customers with peace of mind in home charging solutions. Vittakarn Chandavimol, chief of Business Group – Condominium, AP (Thailand) PCL, said, “For 25 years, AP Thailand’s ultimate goal remains the same. We dream for better living. We dream to create homes that cater to all dimensions of modern life. We welcome new ideas, new living solution, innovative space utilization for better living thus ChargeNow is an entirely new aspect of modern living in electric community, targeting to achieve low-carbon environment. We are pleased to team up with other pioneering partners of ChargeNow to create a better living space for the next decades.” As Thailand’s first commercial charging solution for EV/PHEV with pioneering partners, ChargeNow welcomes more parties to join, aiming to create electric society towards zero emission in Thailand. ChargeNow currently covers over 65,000 public charging outlets for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in 27 countries around the world to provide motorists with a fast and convenient way to top up their vehicle batteries. In Thailand, ChargeNow stations will be displayed on the customer’s smartphone or on the website. In most cases customers can also see whether the charging station is free or in use. In the implementation phase, the ChargeNow card will be provided to ChargeNow customers in order to give customers accessibility to the ChargeNow stations at any of the partnership locations, allowing them to start the charging process. At the end of each month, customers will be sent an overall bill and overview of all charges – as with a mobile phone contract.

Nakefit is a hypoallergenic adhesive pad for walking freely wherever you want – street, beach, rocks, sand, pool, spa, or park. Anti-cutting and resistant to all paving. Saves your feet from hot surfaces. Buy on Kickstarter. Visit www.nakefit.com for details.

Jetfoiler

Cruise above the waves with this motorized surfboard. The Jetfoiler uses hydrofoil technology to raise the board like it’s ‘flying’ and propel you into the ride of your life. Visit www.jetfoiler.com for more information.

Happier Camper An ultra-light travel and utility trailer, the Happier Camper features a modular interior system that allows you to easily customize your trailer on-the-fly to suit a variety of needs. From camping to hauling to guest quarters, create the layout you want in just minutes. Configuring and reconfiguring is a snap, and the possibilities are limitless. Learn more at www.happiercamper.com.

LenzO underwater housing for iPhone Designed for the professional diver, water enthusiast, and everyone in between, the LenzO® iPhone housing has all the features you expect from your phone while incorporating professional controls for serious underwater pictures and video. Now available in yellow, black, or blue. Protect your phone from the elements, without sacrificing needed controls. Designed by industry professionals for those looking to create great imagery, the LenzO® offers an optically correct dome lens to ensure sharp, clear images in every shot. It’s the safest, most reliable and highest quality housing available for iPhone 6/6s, 6 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus. Visit www.valstech.com for product list.


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diversions

Vol. 05 No. 16 | Aug 16-31, 2017

upcoming movies at Major Cineplex The Avenue Pattaya

music / new releases Concrete and Gold – Foo Fighters

OVERDRIVE

AMERICAN MADE

Concrete and Gold is the upcoming ninth studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters. It is scheduled for release on September 15, 2017. The album's first single, "Run", was released on June 1, 2017. The Foos are coming to Bangkok this August 24 at Impact Challenger Hall 2. Rockers can purchase tickets at all Thai Ticket Major outlets and at www. thaiticketmajor.com. For more information, call 02 262 3456.

Evolution – Anastacia Evolution is the seventh studio album by American recording artist Anastacia, scheduled for release on September 15, 2017. The record is her first album of original material in three years and was recorded between 2016 and 2017, while the singer was still on tour. This is the singer's first album release since signing with Universal Music Group.

Release Date August 17, 2017 Lead Actors Scott Eastwood, Freddie Thorp, Ana de Armas Director Antonio Negret Genre Action | Thriller

Release Date August 31, 2017 Lead Actors Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Caleb Landry Jones Director Doug Liman Genre Action | Crime

Brothers Andrew and Garrett Foster are thieves who specialize in luxury cars, only the most expensive cars. They've been hired to steal a gorgeous Bugatti 1937 valued million euros, so they head to the south of France for the job. But they get caught, and Jacomo Morier, the local crime boss who owns the Bugatti, doesn't take it lightly. In exchange for their lives the two brothers will have to steal a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO from Max Klemp, Morier's arch-rival.

Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States. The operation spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House.

AVANI PATTAYA RESORT & SPA meet with friends. Other pastimes include the pristine beach just a few steps away for sun, sea and sand enjoyment plus the excitement of the hotel’s many water sports. The state-of-the-art fitness centre, AVANIFIT, is fitted out with professional, quality equipment, while the tennis courts are well maintained and conveniently located. Horse riding on the beach can be arranged or you could join a Thai cookery class at their own hydroponic farm. Then there’s the famous AVANISPA for complete hedonistic pleasure either solo or with your partner. Relax, realign and re-energise and let your mind drift away while you receive one of the many top treatments and massages. Go on – book a treatment – you know you’re worth it. AVANI hasn’t forgotten the little ones. There’s the AVANIKIDS totally free with masses of supervised activities to keep them occupied. Or just a short walk away there’s the Royal Garden Plaza, the originator of the “entertainment mall” concept in Pattaya, bringing together family attractions, restaurants plus international brand shopping. You’ll see the eye-catching mock airplane as soon as you step outside the hotel. The plane belongs to Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, a museum of oddball finds, and unique curios. There are numerous eating and drinking venues in the hotel. The Garden Cafe is the all-day outlet for international dishes and their

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spectacular buffet stowed with super-fresh seafood, BBQ items, meats and desserts. Open 6 am till 11 pm. The Elephant Bar provides a tranquil oasis to enjoy a quiet cocktail and nibble and is open from 10 am to 11 pm. It would make the perfect spot to visit for an aperitif before eating at the hotel’s flagship restaurant, Sala Rim Nam. This stunning eatery is set al fresco amid the tropical gardens and lily ponds. Open from 12 noon to 10 pm. Then there’s the renowned Japanese restaurant, Benihana. The main dining room is a huge circular table of teppanyaki grills and comfortable seating. Everyone gets their own personal chef who makes the lunch or dinner

an “eatertainment” to remember. Interaction between chef and guest is encouraged and our entertaining chef was Shaggi who juggled and joked throughout the proceedings whilst preparing, and displaying his culinary skills. It’s a must visit. We only spent one night at AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa (wish it could have been longer) but we came away with only good things to say about this exceptional hotel. The staff are happy, professional and couldn’t do more to please and the hotel truly is an oasis in the heart of Pattaya.

Elephant Bar

AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa 218/2-4 Moo 10, Beach Road, Pattaya Tel: 038 412 120 Email: pattaya@avanihotels.com www.avanihotels.com www.minorhotels.com/avani/pattaya

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Thailand Mortgage Law

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Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is a key part of the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor. The Thai Government is driving ahead with its Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) plans to develop Thailand's Gulf region into a key business and leisure hub. With expansion of U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport and high-speed rail linking Don Muang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports already approved, an additional 230 billion baht has been approved for the third phase of the Laem Chabang deep-sea port, the third phase of the Map Ta Phut deep-sea port and a double-track rail network linking Laem Chabang, Map Ta Phut and Sattahip deep-sea ports, all of which will drive marine tourism in the East of Thailand.

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peaking of the growing importance of Thailand's East and its geographical importance in the region, Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club, said, “The Gulf of Thailand has tremendous natural assets, both offshore and on, and it's encouraging to see the region getting priority attention from the Thai Government. Not only is Thailand's East seeing significant government investment but private investment is also increasing. This brings further development of the leisure infrastructure and with

Ocean Marina Yacht Club – the largest marina in Southeast Asia – and Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, we are positioned to support this growth.” Billed as 'Thailand's Biggest Outdoor Lifestyle Boat Show', the 2017 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show retains its premier position in the global marine events calendar kicking off the Asian boat show season from November 23-26. Organised by and hosted at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya, the event has established itself as the place to do business for the regional

marine industry with more than 150 businesses expected to showcase their products and services to an ever-growing number of people with

an interest in the marine lifestyle. “I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Ocean Continued on page 4/24


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Property

What’s the Difference? I recently picked up a fouryear-old copy of Property Report Asia and reread an article titled, “The Heat is On,” written by a good friend in Singapore: Alex Shlaen. He focused on the Hong Kong and Singapore governments regulating and guiding real estate in directions that were successful and profitable for both cities. “The Hong Kong government was planning to build up a land reserve by reclamation, as well as to speed-up public and private housing development increasing their housing supply by 18 percent by 2018,” Shlaen wrote. He noted also, “Singapore was then preparing for a population increase of 30 percent by 2030” and “Successive Singaporean governments had made the local population one of the richest in the world”! Reading about these two mega cities in Southeast Asia prompted me to ask, “What’s the difference?” That is, what’s the difference between Singapore and Hong Kong and our own Eastern Seaboard/Pattaya area? Obviously, Pattaya is a former ‘fishing village’ that has blossomed rapidly into a bone fide city with metropolitan intentions and super city visions and growing legions of tourists. Similarly, Hong Kong and Singapore had equally humble beginnings--and not all that long ago. Then the difference occurred to me: Singapore and Hong Kong enjoy well-organized government bodies and good and proper governance. Yes we are growing very fast here on the Eastern Seaboard, and yes we are new at the game. But do Hong Kong and Singapore have a level of financial and personal risk that equates to the risk in our real estate industry? Don’t get me wrong; this is

not merely a matter of corruption. I am sure those two cities have their share of ‘special economics,’ but they have the advantage of a superior level of experienced government and competent government officials. Aside from making that ‘extra money’, Hong Kong and Singaporean government officials know what it takes to organize and regulate their real estate industries towards well-managed success instead of a chaotic “try anything, do anything, and then fix it when it breaks down” mentality that has plagued our industry in the past. Now notice I said “in the past,” as I thought I should do some research into current government practices to determine what is being done proactively here to protect the interests of developers, laborers, material suppliers and, most importantly, consumers. Has there been any governmental dialogue regarding the state of the condominium construction industry or an assessment of the direction in which it is going? In 2012, construction startups were so rampant in Bangkok, Pattaya, and throughout the Eastern Seaboard that ‘streamline’ was the buzzword of the day. In fact, in November of that year, developers were complaining that rules and regulations of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) licenseapproval process were vague and provided inordinate influence to a committee whose judgments were too subjective and of course profitable. Indeed, no condominium unit could be transferred to any purchaser unless the project passed an EIA investigation. And that was greatly affected by rules championed by environmentalists and groups of residents who

by Clayton Wade Managing Director

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

claimed that condo growth threatened their neighborhoods. It was then that an amendment to EIA rules was proposed by Santi Boonprakub, secretarygeneral of the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP). The proposal was designed to eliminate such complaints. Developers meeting a new set of clear, standardized criteria would no longer be subjected to EIA committee judgments. At t h e t i m e , o u r l o c a l Environmental Impact Assessment agency had been reviewing about 30 to 50 EIA reports a year for several years. That boom-time mentality prompted increasing demand for the construction of high-rise condominiums. Now, in 2017, we must ask ourselves if ‘streamline’ also was the buzzword of the last five years of condominium construction, or if ‘deadline’ is more appropriate. Why deadline? Because we were obviously heading into a situation that was not healthy for the environment and, moreover, was unable to protect the longterm interests of developers, laborers, materials suppliers and consumers today! An environmental impact assessment has been defined as “A method of analysis that attempts to predict the likely repercussions of proposed property development on the social and physical environment of the surrounding area and (if negative impacts are predicted) to propose alternative methods of carrying out the project that might help to prevent or mitigate the negative impacts.” Notice the term “social impact,” as this is just as important and critical as the physical impact and an important propertydevelopment issue that certainly

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

did affect the momentum of condominium construction here. Don’t forget that toward the end of the mini-boom of 2003 to 2007, EPA approval was denied eight times on the infamous 91-story Ocean 1 Tower Condominium, and the condominium construction market of the past several years obviously did not take the checksand-balances mode very seriously. The recent Waterfront Condo fiasco at Bali Hai Pier is proof that receiving proper EIA approval is not enough to protect the social and physical environment of the surrounding area. Pattaya’s beautiful beachfront and bay views may suffer for years with the not-so-beautiful view of the unfinished Waterfront Condo!

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

This former fishing village aspires to become a super metropolis, yet we are very far behind Hong Kong and Singapore with their highcaliber governments. They are perfect models for the kind of institutions we desperately need here to properly control and guide property development. So maybe, just maybe, we need to concentrate on the differences between Pattaya and neighboring Hong Kong and Singapore. Understanding those differences is vital in order to discover how best to govern our real estate sector properly. Someday Pattaya may find itself in the same league as our ASEAN partners, with no need to ask, “What’s the Difference?”

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


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by Magna Carta Law Office

THAILAND MORTGAGE LAW A mortgage is a contract whereby a person (mortgagor), assigns a property to another person (mortgagee) as security, without delivering the property to the mortgagee. The mortgagee is entitled to be paid out of the mortgaged property in preference to ordinary creditors regardless as to whether or not the ownership of the property has been transferred to a third person. A mortgaged property is a security for the performance of the obligation and for the following: 1. Interest 2. Compensation in case of non-performance of the obligation 3. Costs of enforcement of the mortgage. What type of properties can be mortgaged? Immovable properties of any kind can be mortgaged. However, the following duly registered movables can also be mortgaged: 1. Ships of five tons and over 2. Floating houses 3. Beasts of burden 4. Any other movables with regard to which the law may provide registration for that purpose. To what extent is a mortgage enforced? A mortgage over land does not extend to the buildings built by the mortgagor upon such land after the date of the mortgage, unless there is a special clause in the contract to that effect. However, in any case, the mortgagee can have such buildings sold with the land, but he can exercise his preferential right only against the price obtained for the land. A mortgage over buildings built or constructed made upon or under the land of another person does not extend to such land, and vice versa. A mortgage does not extend to the  fruits  of the mortgaged property except after the mortgagee has notified the mortgagor or the transferee of his intention to enforce the mortgage.

from the date that such fifteen-day period expires. If there are no other mortgages or preferential rights registered on the same property, the mortgagee may bring an action to the court for the foreclosure of the mortgaged property in lieu of public auction under the application of the following conditions: 1. The debtor has failed to pay interest for five years; and 2. The mortgagee has substantiated and satisfied the Court that the price of the property is less than the amount in arrears. When the mortgagee intends to enforce the mortgage against the transferee of a mortgaged property, the mortgagee shall notify the transferee in writing in advance for a period of not less than 60 days in order to be entitled to the enforcement of such mortgage. When is a mortgage extinguished? A mortgage is extinguished by the following: 1. Extinction of the obligation secured, otherwise than by prescription; 2. Release of the mortgage granted in writing to the mortgagor; 3. The mortgagor being discharged; 4. The mortgage being removed; 5. When the mortgaged property is sold by public auction under a court order which is a result of the enforcement of mortgage or the redemption of mortgage or when there is a public auction under 729/1; 6. Foreclosure of the mortgage. The mortgagee may enforce the mortgage even after the obligation secured has been barred by prescription, but arrears of interest on the mortgage cannot be enforced for more than five years. Any performance, either wholly or partly, or any extinction, or any agreement modifying the mortgage or the obligation secured, must be registered by the competent official on the request of the interested party, failing which it cannot be set up against a third person.

What happens if the mortgagor defaults? To enforcea mortgage, the mortgagee shall notify the debtor in writing in advance to perform the obligation within a period of not less than 60 days as from the day that the debtor receives such notice. If the debtor neglects to comply with such notice, the mortgagee may bring an action to the court for a judgment ordering the mortgaged property to be seized and sold by public auction. If in case the mortgagor mortgaging property as security for the performance of an obligation by another person, the mortgagee shall deliver such notice to the mortgagor within 15 days from the date that the notice is delivered to the debtor. If the mortgagee does not proceed within such 15-day period, the mortgagor shall be discharged from liability in interest and compensation unpaid by the debtor including charge accessory to such obligation incurring as

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EEC to drive marine tourism boom in Thailand's East

Marina Pattaya Boat Show for the sixth year from November 23-26 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Our objective has been clear from day one: that the event be a strategic growth driver for the regional marine industry. The event attracts a growing number of visitor nationalities to experience the best of marine tourism in the East of Thailand each year and this year we aim to grow on our past five years of success. The onshore and inwater displays will be bigger than ever and there will be lots of activities and fun for everyone from the serious boat buyer to the family member who wants to get a glimpse of the marine lifestyle on offer,” commented Finsten. Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show generates a minimum of two billion baht annually for the marine and tourism industry in the East through trade at the show and business stimulated throughout the year. “We have a track record of boat and product sales at the show since we started. But what's even more important than this are

the leads made and the deals and transactions that take place after the show. The event provides a marketing platform and opportunity for interested visitors to see what's on offer from the industry, and with our close proximity to Bangkok we see many city residents make appointments to come back in the weeks and months after the show for private viewings and sea trials, which leads to more sales,” added Finsten. “With the EEC gaining momentum and investment pouring into the East coast, marine tourism is set to boom over the coming years.” The four-day event format with exhibits along the marina front immediately next to the in-water displays has proven popular with both exhibitors and visitors, and underscores the marine lifestyle that is at the core of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show. For more information, visit website: www. oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com or facebook: www.facebook. com/oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.


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Business News Noble introduces Around

Thailand’s hotel investment volume exceeds 10 billion baht Direct investment in Thailand’s hotel sector reached 10.7 billion baht in the first half of 2017, according to JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group. This figure is attributed to four major transactions, comprising five hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya. “As a comparison, 2016’s fullyear investment volume was only 9.6 billion baht,” says Mike Batchelor, head of Investment Sales Asia, JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group. “The robust investment activity recorded in the first half reflects investors’ continued appetite for hospitality assets in Thailand and confidence in the long-term outlook for the country’s tourism industry.” “Buyers comprised of both domestic and regional investors, with the latest hotel acquisitions being made by Carlton Hotel Group and Hotel 81, both from Singapore. This reaffirms Thailand’s position as one of the region’s most attractive hotel investment destinations,” adds Batchelor. In June, JLL facilitated Hotel 81’s acquisition of the Premier Inn portfolio, including two hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya. With a collective key count of 388, the portfolio marks Hotel 81’s first venture into the Thai market. Hotel 81 has appointed Travelodge to manage both hotels on its behalf.

Chakkrit Paul Chakrabandhu Na Ayudhya, senior vice president, Investment Sales, JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group, comments: “The portfolio was the first overseas transaction made by the buyer, Hotel 81, the largest owner of hotels in Singapore. The seller, Whitbread, is also the largest owner of hotels in the UK. We were able to facilitate cross-border transactions, resulting in the movement of capital between regions.” In May, Carlton Hotel Group of Singapore acquired a hotel development project in Bangkok. Situated at the corner of Sukhumvit Road Soi 27, the property comprises 2 rai, 2 ngan and 34.3 square wah of freehold land and a partial 34-storey hotel development. JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group represented the seller, Bangkok Management Company Limited, a subsidiary of Principal Capital Public Company Limited in this 2.4 billion baht transaction. Planned for completion in 2019, the 342-key hotel is expected to carry the Carlton Hotel brand. Karan Khanijou, senior vice president, Investment Sales, JLL Hotels and Hospitality Group, explains: “The acquisition by Singapore-based Carlton Hotel Group has been the largest hotel deal

Noble Development, a leader of condominium projects along rapid transit lines, is launching a new downtown project Noble Around Sukhumvit 33 under the concept “Tailor Your New Identity”. The development builds on the success of sites near BTS Phrom Phong and the EM District, with the latter just 350 metres away, and access walkways scheduled for the future. It is the first time the company has implemented Home Automation technology for busy lifestyles and needs, with a starting price of only 5.5 million baht. Kitti Thanakitamnuay, chief executive officer of Noble Development Public Co., Ltd., said “Our previous success with Noble BE33 at Sukhumvit-Phrom Phong found

publicly announced in Thailand. Given that no hotels of a significant size have been traded on the main Sukhumvit Road, this deal has also set a new benchmark price.” The other two hotels sold in the first half of 2017 include Bangkok Edition Boutique Hotel and Swissotel Nai Lert Park in Bangkok. While the acquisition of the latter was announced in 2016, the transaction was only completed this year. JLL expects 2017’s full-year hotel investment volume in Thailand to reach over 14 billion baht by the end of 2017. Last year, more than 10 hotels and hospitality assets were sold in Bangkok and the major provincial destinations of Thailand with a combined value of 9.6 billion baht. Of these, five assets were sold by JLL Hotels and Hospitality in Bangkok, Phuket, Samui, Sri Racha and Chiang Rai.

Royal Cliff & PEACH successfully host Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (AMITE) 2017 Post Familiarization Trip Panga Vathanakul, managing director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group (3rd from the right), Prem Calais, general manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group (last row- 2nd from left), Michael Goh, resident manager of PEACH and the director of operations for Events (last row- 1st from left), together with the international sales team of Royal Cliff Hotels Group welcomed top executives of more than 10 global corporate travel buyers during the Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (AMITE) 2017 Post Familiarization Trip at

the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall (PEACH) where participants

greatly enjoyed the award-winning services and were stunned with the new facilities of the property.

continuous take-up, so our next policy was to develop Noble Around Sukhumvit 33 with an investment budget over two billion baht. This is under the concept 'Tailor Your New Identity', a high-contrast life in a multicultural district, reflecting today’s modern pause-play lifestyle. Noble Around Sukhumvit 33 is in the heart of Sukhumvit, next to BTS Phrom Phong and the new district which has grown up around worldclass shopping mall The Emporium, the Em Quartier and the Em Sphere opening in the future. It is a bustling centre for businesses, schools and leading hospitals catering to the diverse lifestyles of the younger generation. Sukhumvit-Phrom Phong is the ultimate high-end residential city-centre location, ever popular among both Thais and foreigners. Whether purchased for residence or just investment, it is surely excellent value for money.” Noble Around Sukhumvit 33 is a 25-floor residential building comprising 268 units on a site of 1-295.8 rai. Outstanding interior décor caters to every need with material

collaboration design, a complete look which is perhaps unfamiliar but striking. The materials and colors match distinctively in every component for design cadence and dimension with individual character.The one-bedroom units have space of 27 to 51 square metres, and the two-bedroom units, 54 to 65 square metres. The project is the first implementation of Home Automation, the latest technology for superior convenience, controlling lighting and home appliances from a touch screen, smartphone or other internet-connected device, to fulfill the needs of residents in every unit. Most importantly, the project is also furnished with extensive green space under the concept of Forest on the Hill, giving another perspective on the city through a curtain of nature. Residents can feel as if they are hiking in a forest, despite living in an urban core. The gardens are on four floors in four layouts. Escape Garden gives shade along the entrance path to the condo from big trees along both sides. Forest Valley is a recreational space for activities which are personal but not isolated, as the active space is layered with high and low layers catering to the functions of every lifestyle. Party Hill provides a camping atmosphere for parties, whether large or intimately small, with a large multi-purpose green hill tall enough to touch the horizon. Napping Valley is for lying on daybeds in a large forested garden, with a long slope from the 21st to the 22nd floor, for residents to fully experience nature in the heart of the city. Other premium conveniences include party lounge, an out-of-the-ordinary indoor space smoothly connecting living-dining and the library. An infinity edge pool which scrapes the sky and is 21 metres long gives a 180-degree view with its own green space, the Sky Garden. Maroon Gym keeps you fit while giving you a view of the city at Sukhumvit. Residents can rest assured with a security system operating 24 hours using the latest key card access technology for every room, and 24-hour security guard patrols Tailor your new identity at Noble Around Sukhumvit 33, a new condominium just 350 metres from BTS Phrom Phong and the EM District (with future walkways). For additional information contact 02251-9955 or visit www.noblehome. com.


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Business News Amari Phuket wins three awards at Andaman Hotelier And Tourism Fair

Amari Phuket has won three awards from the Andaman Hotelier and Tourism Fair 2017, the biggest event for the hotel industry in Phuket. Representatives from the kitchen and housekeeping departments participated in the competitions. Katapunyo Songkhun (second from right) won the silver medal for the live cooking event of the Phuket Lobster Culinary Freestyle Challenge Individual Junior

Category. Kritsada Ketphu(right) won the bronze medal for the live cooking event of the Phuket Lobster Culinary Freestyle Challenge Individual Professional Category. Sawaeng Yiti (left) and Chansupa Suanya (second from left) were both the second runner-up in the event formaking flower arrangements from banana leaves. The awards inspire teams to continue their dedication to delivering high-quality service to guests.

Best Western Hotels and Resorts arrives in the Philippines’ culinary capital Best Western Hotels and Resorts has continued to expand its presence across the Philippines, bringing its modern, international hotels to new and exciting destinations. The latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio is the Best Western Bendix Hotel, located in the city of San Fernando, Pampanga - the culinary capital of the Philippines. Situated on the McArthur Highway, which is just a 15-minute drive from Clark International Airport and 45 minutes from Manila, the hotel is exceptionally well-connected and convenient for both business and leisure travelers. It is also the first “green hotel” in San Fernando, meaning it has been constructed using environmentallyfriendly building methods and will operate in an energy-efficient

manner. “With its large domestic population, rising affluence and increasing popularity as an international tourist destination, the Philippines is an incredibly important market for Best Western®,” said Olivier Berrivin, Best Western’s managing director of International Operations - Asia. “In addition to our existing hotels and resorts in key markets like Manila, Cebu and Boracay, we have recently introduced our high-quality international hotels to new markets such as Subic Bay and Puerto Princesa. Now, I am delighted to announce Best Western’s entry into San Fernando the Philippines’ gastronomic capital and an important regional market.” “Best Western Bendix Hotel will provide local and international

Chevrolet offers best customer safety experience To enhance safety, Chevrolet Sales Thailand organized a Safety Driving event for Chevrolet customers at the Thai Bridgestone Proving Ground. The event allowed participants to experience the driving performance and safety features of the American premium SUV duo. “The event was organized under the concept of Chevrolet We Care to provide the best driving experience and safety to our customers,” said Una Tan, director of Marketing and Customer Experience for Chevrolet Sales Thailand. “With the technologies and safety features in our Trailblazer and Captiva combined with the vehicles’ superior driving performance, our customers will feel more confident knowing how well-equipped our products are.” The event started in the classroom, where participants were instructed by a professional driving instructor on how to properly adjust their driving position. They were reminded to keep both hands on the steering wheel to safely control the vehicle in all situations. The participants then got handson experience by driving through a series of stations developed to demonstrate the vehicles’ superior performance and safety features. The stations required participants to exercise hard braking, turning, and swerving in sharp corners with S and J curves. In addition to learning new driving skills, the customers also

learned how technologies such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and the Traction Control System (TCS) can help to control the vehicles and enhance safety. The program also challenged owners to discover the best of their Trailblazer and Captiva by testing the SUVs’ active safety systems, including the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and Panic Brake Assist (PBA), on a wet track in a controlled environment with professional driving instructors. Other safety features tested in the challenging real-world environment included Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The participants were also introduced to the ISOFIX system and how to use child safety seats correctly. Chevrolet vehicles are offered with a wide array of functions to suit

any individual's needs, including mothers-to-be. The participants were provided tips for driving safely during pregnancy, starting with adjusting the seat to the most comfortable position. There should be at least 10 cm between the stomach and steering wheel. It is safe for pregnant women to wear a seat belt. The lap belt part of the restraint should be placed under the abdomen while the shoulder belt part should cross over the collar bone and lay between the breasts. “Customers were impressed by the safety and surprised by the outstanding features and capabilities of the Trailblazer and Captiva,” added Tan. “The Safety Driving event gave them a better understanding of our products and more confidence in them. Chevrolet will continue to host similar activities to drive customer satisfaction.”

visitors with a modern midscale accommodation option in this vibrant city. With our world-class service standards and extensive facilities for events, including a large ballroom, we expect this hotel to become a strong player in the local market,” Olivier added. The Best Western Bendix Hotel features 45 contemporary guest

rooms, all of which come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs with cable channels, work space and unique ergonomic pillows to guarantee a good night’s sleep. Guests can enjoy excellent local and international cuisine in the restaurant, which showcases a selection of popular dishes that

originate in Pampanga. There is also a casual coffee shop with indoor and al fresco seating, making it the perfect place to unwind during the day. The Best Western Bendix Hotel also offers a choice of three different function rooms, each of which hosts up to 120 guests for meetings and seminars. And for large corporate events, weddings and gala dinners, the 332 sqm Giant Lantern Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 people. With the opening of the new property, Best Western now operates a portfolio of eight hotels across the Philippines, making it one of the largest international hotel groups in the country. This portfolio covers a series of business and leisure destinations including Manila, Makati City, Boracay, Cebu City, Puerto Princesa, Subic Bay and now San Fernando.


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Business News Onyx Hospitality Group announces the promotions of David Cumming and Pierre-Andre Pelletier as part of continued regional expansion As part of its continued expansion across the Asia-Pacific, Onyx Hospitality Group has announced two senior promotions with David Cumming named regional vice president of Operations for Bangkok, Malaysia and Laos; and Pierre-Andre Pelletier named regional vice president of Operations for South Thailand, Vietnam and the Maldives. David is elevated from his previous role as Vice President and Area General Manager for Bangkok. In his expanded role, David will support the company’s future growth in Malaysia, where Onyx has one newly-launched Amari and three additional hotels in the pipeline, and Laos, the location of three new Amari properties currently under development. A 25-year veteran in hospitality, David has been with the company since 2004 and has been general manager at both Amari Pattaya and Amari Watergate Bangkok. He also held a corporate leadership role as vice president of Operational Development at Onyx Hospitality Group, providing his wealth of industry expertise to new hotel openings. David will continue to be based at Amari Watergate Bangkok, location of the group’s global head office. Previously the vice president and area general manager for South Thailand, Pierre-Andre takes on added leadership responsibilities in

David Cumming

Pierre-Andre Pelletier

the Maldives and Vietnam. Onyx currently operates Amari Havodda Maldives and is preparing for the early 2018 opening of OZO Hoi An. The company is in active negotiations with partners on potential new developments in both destinations. Hailing from a family of hoteliers and restaurateurs, Switzerland-born Pierre-Andre joined the company in 1993. He has served as general manager of Amari Pattaya, Amari Watergate Bangkok and more recently, the group’s flagship Amari Phuket, where he will continue to be based. “This is an exciting time in the ongoing development and expansion of Onyx Hospitality Group, and also the year that we

enter new markets like Malaysia, Vietnam and Laos,” said Douglas Martell, president and CEO, Onyx Hospitality Group. “The expansion of both David and Pierre-Andre’s roles is an important step towards enhancing our commitment within these markets and paving the way for our future growth.” Based in Bangkok, Onyx Hospitality Group has a growing regional portfolio of 44 operating properties across three core brands in eight countries. The Group has a robust development pipeline of 21 new properties in markets such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia, and has set a target of having 99 hotels by 2024 as part of its journey towards being the best mediumsized hospitality player in the region.

New chief financial officer joins the executive team at Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts

Mövenpick Hotels and& Resorts has appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO) to its executive team. Accomplished finance professional Michel Checoury brings more than 30 years of global experience to the role. Michel, who has an MBA in Finance from Paris XII University, has spent his entire career working in senior financial positions for hospitality brands across the world including Mandarin Oriental, InterContinental Hotels Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the Jumeirah Group, as well as Disneyland Paris. He joins the Mövenpick leadership team from Aman Resorts where he has been CFO since 2014, responsible for the finance function of the firm’s entire portfolio of 31 properties across 19 countries. Michel will report to the company’s president and CEO, Olivier Chavy. “Michel brings to the role a wide range of advanced technical and commercial experience, gained

with some of the world’s biggest hospitality brands. His expertise will prove invaluable to the finance and executive teams, particularly as Mövenpick continues to expand its portfolio across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East at a rapid pace,” said Chavy. “I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to Michel on behalf of the entire ExCom team. We look forward to having him on board.” Checoury will be responsible for aligning strategic planning processes, the ongoing implementation of Mövenpick’s successful business model and supporting all financerelated decisions and functions. He is familiar with Dubai where he will be based, having worked for the Jumeirah Group as resort director of Finance until 2008 before moving to Mandarin Oriental as regional director of Finance EMEA, prior to joining Aman Resorts. Michel, who is a French national, is married and has two grown children.

ready to move in. “During sales discussions with interested customers, Siam Royal View noted a strong demand for products priced lower than the villa offering (12 to 25 million), i.e. in the 6 to 8 million baht range. The Marina Condo caters to this demand,” added Siegrist. Siam Royal View expects owners to start moving in from November 2018, in time for the island’s busy high season. Owners looking for a return on investment when not using their condos themselves, will be able to join the rental pool run by the resort.

Siam Royal View, which occupies nearly 300 rai (480,000 sqm) of prime land on the island, won the Best Villa Development Eastern Seaboard at the 2012 Thailand Property Awards. Apart from the excellent facilities on site, owners may also moor their boat or yacht directly beside their condo, and the Koh Chang archipelago has over 50 islands to explore nearly all year round. Siam Royal View is organizing inspection trips from Bangkok during the pre-launch stage. Just visit www.kohchangmarinacondo. com for more information.

New development launched on Koh Chang Local Pattaya developer Siam Royal View Resort, also owns one of the largest mixed-use developments on the island of Koh Chang. With the Thai property market showing signs of improvement, on Koh Chang they have just announced the launch of a new phase, The Marina Condominium I. Located directly adjacent to the Siam Royal View Yacht Marina on the Klong Son River, there will be 20 units in the four-storey project

with competitive prices starting from 87,000 baht/sqm. Owners will benefit from the superb facilities at the resort, which include over two km of sandy beaches, a total of almost 4 km of waterfront, including a navigable river, over 100 beach and pool villas, a yacht marina, a pitch and putt golf course, boutique hotels, swimming pools, restaurants, beach bars and wellness facilities. Hanspeter Siegrist, director

at Siam Royal View said, “Total investment of the new phase will be 95 million baht, and with signs of political stability in Thailand along with world economy picking up, we are now seeing a renewed investment appetite. So far, we have sold 14 condo units in a previous condo development and over 100 villa properties. So Siam Royal View is very much established as one of Southeast Asia’s largest beach resorts.” Recently, the resort has opened a luxury boutique hotel and there are plans to expand this. The Marina Condominium I development will represent about 25 to 45 percent of Siam Royal Views total investments for 2017/2018. Marina Condominium I will have large studios (69 sqm), one bedroom units (86.75 sqm) and two or three bedroom units (180.53 sqm) and all units will include furniture, kitchen appliances, bathrooms and outdoor furniture on the terraces –


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

Business Opportunities

Pizzeria/Café for Lease. Fully furnished, top touristic location, running business. Owner wants to retire. Interested call Danny at 081 949 8702 or 090 786 9949 Retail Shop for Rent. Fully furnished retail shop on Pattaya 2 nd road, near to Alcazar Show. Interested call Danny at 081 949 8702 or 090 786 9949 (ptmbo-sn1315)Ice cream shop with external seating for customers at a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The business is easy to run and maintain. Open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm. Sale Price: THB 450,000. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com ( p t m b o - s n 1 3 1 5 ) Bar & Guesthouse for sale in Central Pattaya. New lease available 3 + 3 years & NO KEY Money. Security deposit on the lease THB 200,000. Large ground floor bar tastefully decorated with separate Jacuzzi suite, 6 large rental rooms (all with air con, en suite bathroom, balcony

and furnishings), small office, laundry room, large staff sleeping quarters/studio apartment and a 65 sqm one bedroom top floor apartment with its own kitchen and large en suite bathroom. Separate rear entrance to gain access to rental rooms. Priced to sell. Sale Price: THB 1.7 million. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349 or email: sven.tbac@gmail.com (ptmbo-sn1115)Resort for Sale. A beautiful resort set in over 2 Rai of land in a tranquil area of Pattaya, but within 20 minutes drive of the town centre. The resort comprises of 9 (nine) chalets, a swimming pool, a large clubhouse/bar/restaurant with full kitchen facilities and seating for over 100 customers + 2 staff rooms. The land is leasehold with 11 years still remaining. The lease has been registered in a company name at the land office. The land rent is paid annually and is fixed for the full term of the lease at an exceptional rate. There is room for expansion and building permits can be obtained to build a further 9 chalets. This is a rare business opportunity and viewing is highly recommended. The business comes with a limited company. Sale Price: THB 7.80 million. Owner Finance Available. Contact Sven on 087 283 5349, Email: sven.tbac@ gmail.com.

Magna Carta Law Office can assist you in securing loans from 1 million up through various financial institutions with no credit checks or black marks and no penalty for a bad credit history. All loans are secured against either land or property and we are able to lend you up to 50% of the appraised valuation of your asset.  The funds will be available around 10 days from the start of the application.  Loans can be for a period of 6 months to 1 year and can be extended for longer if needed. Call either 038373735 or 081-9833620 to make an appointment. Service for set-up company, accounting, balance sheet, visa, work permit, application of social security. Contact Korawit Accounting Co., Ltd. 084 754 4214 Nattakit Construction Renovation Company. Need office, home, garden, swimming pool improvements? Very reliable contractor, high quality standard job with reasonable price. Please call 038 373 145 (English), 086 831 8879 or 087 509 0102 (Thai) PAC Co., Ltd. Can renovate your condo at a very reasonable price with very good standard of work. Ring 087 139 1539 for estimates Eng, 087 150 4845 Thai If You are Having a Problem with Your Computer either software or hardware, please phone 0868202577 or 0972261783 (Thai &Eng). I will go to service at your place.

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Houses for Sale

Single-Storey House for Sale. Floor area is 352 sq.m, land area is 185.5 sq. wah, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, maids room, utility office, semi-furnished, private swimming pool, large access roads, located in a very quiet development, underground utility water and electric. House and land is owned in company name. Company balance sheets are all up to date. House is unoccupied and can be completed in a few days. The house has been for sale at 7.5 million baht. However, it has now dropped to 4.9 million baht. Contact Ruby 082 479 1204 or Nisa 085 272 7557. Luxury Pool Villa For Rent Bang Saray. Detached stylish 320 sqm 3 bedroom pool villa on 500 Tw located in a quiet residential area. Boasting three plus one bedrooms and three plus one bathrooms, incorporating master bedroom suite that has a spiral staircase to first floor multi-purpose room and balcony, fabulous European kitchen with plenty of cupboards and quality appliances, spacious lounge/ dining, large storage room, the property is also fully air conditioned. Outside of the property there is well presented garden, tropical fish pond at the front of the house, gazebo, various fruit trees and a 5 x 8 meter private swimming pool with waterfall and hot tub and car parking. Call +66 (0)38 250 944 or +66 (0)856 981 023 House for Sale. Land Area: 198 Talangwah, 4 bedrooms with A/C, 4 bathrooms with hot water, one Jacuzzi, 2 living rooms, dining room, office room, 9 Airconditioning u n i t s , Eu r o p e a n s t y l e kitchen, separate bar, salt

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water swimming pool with outdoor shower, picnic area and verandah by the pool, fully furnished, double pane windows throughout, solar water heater for kitchen and bathrooms, alarm and CCTV, automatic outdoor lights, remote control gate. Government water and well water for the pool and garden. Minimum 50% down payment and 7% year interest on the balance for two years. 14 Million Baht. Call 094 557 3013 Spacious Home! Truly one of the finest homes in the area. Selling price is 9.5 million baht. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and 164 square meters of beautiful interior design set upon 135 Tarang Wah (540 sq/mts). For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR2567) Quality Phoenix Gold Golf Club Home! Live the life at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club. Selling price is 22 million baht. Spacious 4 bedroom/4 bathroom with 420 square meters of interior space and 220 tarang wah of landscaped gardens. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR3644) Two Homes One Great Price! Selling Price 6.4 Million Baht 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Full Basement with spacious interior of 270 Sqm interior/132 TLW

of Land. Fully Furnished including a fully European Kitchen. This will not be on the market very long before it sells! For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6422) Gre a t D e a l Ho m e i n Huayyai! Selling Price 6.99 Million Baht, 5+1 Bedrooms/3+2 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/169 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR7018) Beautiful Home in Jomtien Yacht Club!! Selling Price 2 5 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 4 + 1 Bedrooms/4+1 Bathrooms, 390 Sqm/212 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5846) Great Phoenix Lakeside Family Home! Se l l i n g Price 9.9 Million Baht 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 180 Sqm/200 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5035)

SUZUKI Swift RX – 2015 Purchased in Pattaya for 590,000 Baht + only modification is changed standard wheels to Lenso Mags 17” & DunlopTyres = 22,000 baht Total on road cost 612,000 Baht • Top of the line model (RX) -No accident (slight mark on rear r/h corner) • Driven only in Chonburi province, total kilometers = 15,800 km - Used mainly by lady for resturant shopping supply • Serviced only by the Suzuki Dealer. (there has being no unscheduled repairs)

Sale Price 455,000 Baht (ono) Call 087 7432319


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Great Family Home Near Town! Selling Price 2 0 Mi l l i o n Ba h t , 5 + 1 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 6 6 0 Sq m . Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6363) Magnificent House with a Grand Palace Style! Selling Price 75 Million Baht, 5 Bedrooms/ 5 Bathrooms, 620 Sqm/ 320 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6686) Charming Detached House with swimming pool and lovely gardens in Wongamat Location! Selling Price 21 Million Baht, Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathrooms, 300 TLW/300 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR6075) Beautiful Private Home Village For Sale! Selling Price 16,000,000 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3+1 Bathrooms, 111 TLW/289 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR1158) Great Jomtien Park Villa with Very Nice Modern Furniture! Selling Price 26 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 238 TLW/500 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com. (PR4176) Gorgeous Lake View Thabali Home! Selling Price 7.5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 90 TLW/206 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4465)

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Great Home in the very popular Siam Royal View! Selling Price 33 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms, 1 R a i / 3 6 0 Sq m . Fo r appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com. (PR4211) A Really Unique Estate on One Rai of Land! Selling Price 27 Million Baht, 6 Bedrooms/7 Bathrooms, 1000 Sqm/440 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5052) Wat Yan & Bangsaray Are Home Villas For Sale! Selling Price 5 Million Baht, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 170 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1154) Un i q u e a n d Sp a c i o u s Beachside Townhomes! Selling Price 15.9 Million Baht or 28 Million Baht for both side by side Luxury Townhomes with each having 5 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 356 Sqm/89 TLW. Great layouts high standard interior design and just a few steps to the beachfront. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR7006) Fantastic Estate Home For Sale! Selling Price 32 Million Baht, 4+1 Bedrooms/6+1 Bathrooms, 600 Sqm/291 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4516) Ma g n i f i c e n t C o u n t r y Estate Home or Resort for Sale with Great Business Opportunity! Selling Price 43 Million Baht, 7 Bedrooms/8 Bathrooms, 700 Sqm/2 Rai 285 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6004)

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Siam Countr y Family Home! Rental Price 125,000 Baht/ Month, 3 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/130 TLW, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6276) Beautiful Private Home For Rent! Rental Price 95,000 Baht/Month, 5 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 370 Sqm/188 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5695) Reasonable and Well Priced Home! Rental Price 70,000 Baht/Month, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 220 Sqm/149 TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR3451) First Class and Exclusive Home! Rental Price 80,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 380 Sqm./125TLW. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR5614) Beautiful Modern Style Home! Rental Price 85,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 210 Sqm/115 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6507) Large Rental Home near Town! Rental Price 88,000 Baht/Month, 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, 450 Sqm/187

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

Pool Villa for Sale

Urgent! Luxury  Pool Villa for Sale. Price reduced from 14M to 11.9M. THB. Fully furnished   3bed, 3 bath, private pool. Land is 340 sqm, house is 235sqm. Welldesigned and well-decorated. Must see! Contact 2THAI. ASIA Real Estate tel. 089934-04-50, line: 2thai.asia

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

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

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premierinternational.com (PR0359) Spectacular Penthouse For Sale! Selling Price 20 Million Baht, 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 282 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6517) Wonderfully Designed Luxury Apartment! Selling Price 9.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 134 Sqm For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1896) Charming Condo with Great Sea View! Selling Price 45 Million Baht, 4 Bedrooms/ 4 Bathrooms, 640 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1667)


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Condos for Sale

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

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Ocean front Super Luxury Condominium! Selling Price 24 Million Baht, 4 Bedroom/4 Bathrooms, 235 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4468) High Floor View Talay III Condo Apartment!! Selling Price 14.4 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 198 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR5075)

Luxury Wongamat Beach Area Condo! Selling Price 27.5 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 155 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1871) Great Sea View and Well Located on Pratamnak Hill! Selling Price 6 Million Baht, 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, 95 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6369) Gorgeous Sea View! Selling Price is 10.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 68 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2507) B e a c h f ro n t L i v i n g i n Jomtien Condo! Selling Price is 11.9 Million Baht, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 142 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931

and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR2185) Stunning and Gorgeous Pratamanak Area Apartment! Selling Price 6.39 Million Baht, 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom. 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR4979)

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

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premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PRC084) Spectacular ‘Designer Apartment’! Rental Price is 45,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 99 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1255) Beachfront Apartment.... Definitely a 5 Star Lifestyle! Rental Price is 49,000 Baht/ Mo n t h , 1 B e d r o o m / 1 Bathroom, 80 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PR6284) G o r g e o u s Pe n t h o u s e Jomtien Beachfront Condominium! Rental Price is 80,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, 200 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.

co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR0359) Ocean front Super Luxury High Rise Residence on Wongamat Beach! Rental Price 55,000 Baht/ Month, 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom, 68 Sqm, For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. At (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR6793) Condo with Gorgeous Interior Design! Rental Price 90,000 Baht/Month, 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms, 153 Sqm. For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PR1866)

Apartment for Rent

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

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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Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0718) Bang Sarey Beach Front A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 48,000,000 Million 324 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0706) Koh Chang Area! Selling Price is 8,500,000 Million 83 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD1012) Sukhumvit-South Pattaya A re a ! S e l l i n g Pr i c e i s 170,000,000 Million 6 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0018)

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., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0325) Phoenix Golfcouse Area! Selling Price is 12,000,000 Million 2 Rai 1 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0711) Huayyai Area! Se l l i n g Price is 37.8 Million for 31 Rai 161 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier

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

Na Jomtien – Huayyai Area! Selling Price is 21.5 Million 2 Rai For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0013) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 60 Million 343 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo. co.th or visit our website at www.premierinternational. com (PLD0983) Na Jomtien Beach Area! Selling Price is 22.078 Million 122 TLW For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0988) Na Jomtien Beachfront! Selling Price is 135 Million 1 Rai 346 Tarang Wah For appointment and private viewing, call the Premier Homes Real Estate Co., Ltd. at (038) 231-931 and 081-634-2915 or by Email: premier@loxinfo.co.th or visit our website at www. premierinternational.com (PLD0987)

Pizzeria/Café for Lease

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

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Job Vacancies

Personal Care Giver 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 around inside and outside of his room. Experience with massage therapy is a plus, but will train good candidate. Some English speaking needed. Only original women will be considered. Salary: 8,00012,000 baht/ month plus expenses. Please contact 66+0647765910. Thai to English Translator. Thai to English verbal translator needed for work in person in Pattaya. Rate: 400 THB per hour. Please send an email if you are local and have good verbal English. altmail55@gmail. com 0927700984

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Vehicles for Sale

Suzuki Swift RX – 2015. Purchased in Pattaya for 590,000 Baht + only modification is changed standard wheels to Lenso Mags 17”& DunlopTyres = 22,000 baht. Total on road cost 612,000 Baht. Top of the line model (RX), No accident (slight mark on rear r/h corner), Driven only in Chonburi province, total kilometers = 15,800 km, Used mainly by lady for resturant shopping supply. Serviced only by the Suzuki Dealer. (there has being no unscheduled repairs). Sale Price 455,000 Baht (ono) Call 087 7432319. (ptmvfs-0716)Ford Fiesta Auto 2015. Only 8,600 km. Price 425,000. Consider PX. PCX 150 and cash. Mobile 086 102 5400

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Retail shop for rent

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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.

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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Youth Focus Giving back to our community by Jill Ross At Mooltripakdee International School (MIS) we believe in fostering programs and events which enrich the lives of disadvantaged students in the local area. This directly benefits not only the needy, but builds our students' sense of civic mindedness, compassion and awareness of the surrounding community. MIS students are continually involved in many charity fundraisers that nurture academics across the curriculum, sports included. Students in each year group throughout Primary are expected to undertake a project in the final term. Throughout the last few months students have gathered at lunch time to hold sporting events. Students each paid 20 baht to participate and compete against another class. Matches between classes, such as chair ball and football, were held on a regular weekly basis. Not only did this raise the children’s awareness about giving to their community, events such as these gave students a healthy option to exercise during their free-time and build relationships with students from other grades. Matthew Coutts, our Year 3/1 teacher, arranged a spelling bee in Years 3 to 6 during the students’ lunch hour. In total, there were 61 participants. Each student donated 20 baht to enter the competition. Vocabulary from each year’s spelling lists were randomly chosen for the students as they competed. Being such a success with students, staff and parents, MIS will now incorporate regular spelling competitions throughout the academic year. On the last Friday of each month, MIS holds a market selling various food items, clothes and toys. Our Year 3 students thought it would be a great idea to fundraise by growing their own classroom organic gardens and selling the produce at the school market and during break times. Students

grew watercress, lettuce and sunflowers, which were always sold-out by the end of the day. This was a valuable lesson in learning about the life cycle and functions of plants, photosynthesis and how to care for living organisms. Students also had the responsibility of receiving and counting money from their sales. This was a highly successful and popular method of raising funds for charity. The MIS Market will continue to be held on the last Friday of each month, the public is always welcome to attend. Students in Year 3 were tasked with studying space as their final theme for the year. As a way to tie in the space theme to their charity fundraising, students and assistants baked cookies in the shape of rockets and whipped up batches of Rice Krispy treats. These goods were sold at lunch-time for 20 baht each and became a huge hit with the other students, so much so, all treats were sold-out in 30 minutes. Students learned valuable kitchen skills as well. Measuring the ingredients, temperature and position and timing were all part of the lesson. This past week, teachers and students from both of our Year 3 classes made a special trip to the new Drop-In Center Human Help Network Foundation Thailand (HHNFT), located in-between Pattaya 3rd Road and Sukhumvit in Naklua. Students from the Drop-In Center and MIS preformed

dances and songs for each other. This Drop-In center is an affiliate of the Father Ray Foundation and opened its doors in 2016. It serves the needs of children of migrant construction workers from Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. Children are picked up in vans each day and driven to the center to receive educational lessons in their native tongue. On-site are Khmer and Myanmese teachers to translate the instructions for the students and for guidance during their daily lessons. Students receive a morning and afternoon snack as well as lunch each day. The Drop-In Center’s outreach network provides a safe haven for these children, as many are left to their own devices during the day and are at risk to suffer from extreme poverty, abuse and neglect. MIS proudly presented the children and staff at the Drop-In Center, a donation consisting of 21,000 baht and five 10 kilogram bags of rice. Through the kindness, determination and efforts of our teachers and students at MIS; the DropIn center can continue to offer their outreach services to disadvantaged children. We are proud to serve our community and hope to devise new and innovative ways this coming academic year to ensure we continue to aid wherever is needed in Pattaya. Jill Ross is Year 9 English Teacher at Mooltripakdee International School.

BTEC graduates ready themselves to study abroad RIC Bangkok recently held its graduation ceremony for their BTEC students (Business Technology Education Council) at the RIC Campus Hall of Ceremonies. The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is a 3-year international program with two years of applied studies in Bangkok and one year of continuing education abroad. (BTEC HND 2 + 1 Bachelor’s Degree). The graduation ceremony highlighted students that have graduated with a BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Studies. They will then head to the UK to study for one further year at a UK University to

complete their Bachelor’s degree. BTEC also uniquely offers students a first class education based on applied learning concepts as well internationally recognized vocational and educational

qualifications. BTEC has established a solid reputation for academic excellence by offering real world solutions through applied learning platforms that give students the necessary skill sets to succeed in their chosen careers.

GIS students achieve 100% success at IB by Mark Beales Photo by Ritche Guisona Students from Garden International School (GIS) are preparing for some of the world's leading universities after achieving spectacular IB Diploma results. For the second-year running, GIS achieved a remarkable 100 per cent pass rate for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma is the world's top course for 16 to 18 year olds, and GIS is the region's most established IB school. This year's IB Diploma students not only all passed, but there were some outstanding performances. With an average score of 33 points, GIS was well above the global average of just under 30 points. Among the star students was Jun Beom, who achieved a near-perfect score of 44 out of 45 points. This places him in the top 1 per cent of students worldwide. His achievement is more

incredible because when he first joined GIS 7 years ago he could barely speak any English. GIS students are now planning to head to some of the world's leading universities in the US, the United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong. IB Coordinator Mark Beales said: "These results again show the academic excellence that GIS achieves on a regular basis, with results far above the global average. Being the most-experienced IB school in the region allows us to also pass on our experience and support to

students as they prepare for higher education." GIS Principal Dinah Hawtree added: "We are all delighted to see such great results from students; this is a reflection of the hard work that has been put in both by students and their teachers. IB really does give the best possible preparation for university life and I wish all these students the best in their future studies." GIS is based in Ban Chang, near Pattaya. For more visit www.gardenrayong.com. Mark Beales is assistant head of Secondary at Garden International School.


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This & That Now Voyager is both brilliant and tacky The 1942 movie is two hours of heartache as Boston heiress Miss Davis lays bare for us all the morbidities of a repressed ugly duckling on the verge of a nervous breakdown who finally finds herself as a complete woman. Er, well, sort of! Bette Davis lobbied hard for the part of Charlotte Vale, an unattractive and hysterical girl, enslaved by maternal tyranny. But she is saved by the ministrations of a medical

doctor, Claude Rains, and by the romantic attentions of a married man, Paul Henreid, whom she meets on a cruise. Now Voyager’s extended prologue belongs to Claude Rains who initially turned down the part unless it was given more influence and authority. The actor is here a sort of Henry Higgins who, with his bedside manner and winning curiosity, transforms poor Charlotte with a new hairdo and new design

dresses, not to mention sound advice to take off those ugly spectacles. He also persuades her to take a cruise where she dallies with, but never beds, Jerry (Paul Henreid) as the suave and debonair passenger who is literally awash with continental grace. Henreid is also the master of that famous scene where he lights to cigarettes at once and offers Bette one. By moonlight no less! The movie is brilliant only because of the effort put in by the main actors. Bette Davis loved parts where she could play mad hysterics rather than glamour. She throws herself headlong into this one for sure. She is fighting against being a stay-at-home spinster whilst at the same time picking Mr Right, even though the whole thing is a disaster. Their affair is blocked because Jerry is trapped in an unhappy marriage and is struggling to bring up a daughter who is as nutty as

Charlotte used to be. Jerry and Charlotte enjoy a little celibate happiness on Sugar Loaf Mountain during the cruise sojourn and even rub shoulders with celebrities and big shots. But their relationship is always doomed even after the domineering mother, played by Gladys Cooper, dies of a heart attack after an argument with her daughter who has returned to Boston after that refreshing cruise. So the platonic affair ends with two people resisting their affection for each other whilst raising a nutty child in an odd partnership. Goodness knows how many neuroses such a scenario would create in real life. But the viewer is so preoccupied with the intense drama of the relationships that he or she never notices the essential tackiness of the plot. Incidentally this film was the biggest box office success of Davis’ career and Henreid was followed round for years by women asking him to light two cigarettes at once.

Nazi propagandist Dr Goebbels saw the movie in Germany and commented that it typified the neurosis of the capitalist class in America and stupidly encouraged young people to take up smoking. Well, he wasn’t wrong about everything was he? Also on the trivia front, Now Voyager is these days the

name of the biggest gay and lesbian travel agency in San Francisco, whilst one internet site erroneously lists the film as being about the sinking of the Titanic. Ye Gods! But the only ice in Now Voyager is between an hysterical Bette and her furious mum as they lock horns about the duties of a daughter who is heir to a huge family fortune.


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This & That Your Pattaya Horrorscope

Popular Conspiracy Theories Did Churchill plan the bombing of Coventry?

The tales started even during the Second World War, namely that Prime Minister Winston Churchill had prior knowledge of the devastating bombing raid on Coventry in 1940. It has been claimed in several books and scores of articles that Britain’s wartime prime minister knew very well that the city was being targeted by the German air force, but did nothing lest he alert the Nazis to the fact that the allies had cracked the secret nazi Enigma codes. In this scenario, Coventry and her inhabitants were sacrificed for the benefits in the longer run of keeping Adolf Hitler ignorant of the allied intelligence success. Even today there are survivors of the nazi bombing who remain convinced that the conspiracy theorists are correct. One of them, Jean Taylor bow in her 80s, points out that the rumor was rife during the war and afterwards. She adds that the fact that the British government never officially denied the matter is proof that the conspiracy theorists are correct.

Those who want to paint Churchill as a callous villain have always had influential voices. In his book The Ultra Secret, former intelligence officer F.W. Winterbotham recalled how he personally passed on to Churchill that Coventry would become a target some hours before it actually occurred. It is also claimed that

by Professor Blunt

quarius (Jan23 AFeb22) Your problem right

now is that you are not getting the right answers because you are not asking the right questions. It’s true that you are financially most embarrassed but fail to see this is because you are bone idol and a social misfit. Blaming your misfortunes on Mars being on a collision course with a satellite is stupid. Just look in the mirror and see why your prospects are invariably very dim. Pisces (Feb23-Mar22)  You are worried about your health, but meditation and eating fruit and vegetables will avail you nothing as long as you snack with crisps and chocolates as you watch the television every evening. To call you a couch potato is to fail to give couches and potatoes their fair share of credit. Oscar Wilde was a Piscean and had a miserable life after a court case. Do not go near police stations or buildings with watch towers. Aries (Mar23-Apr22)  You must open your mind to new ideas and quickly. Carrying on with your traditional schemes will end in disaster.  For example covering your face with a skull cap when you are trying to raid a bank is asking for trouble especially as you often forget to put eye holes in the thing. Romance is in the air but, as ever for Aries people, will end in a sordid escapade and utter disillusionment.  Taurus (Apr23-May22)  You must be the person to alleviate tensions when everyone around you is shouting and yelling obscenities.  Firing a gun in the air whilst telling people to shut up is not quite what is required. You are currently thinking of buying an expensive item for your pleasure but you are advised to sleep on it first. In any case you will look extremely stupid walking down the street with a gold crown, not to mention the danger of street theft. Gemini (May23-June 22)  You are in the spotlight today so enjoy your moment of publicity.  However, if you have been caught by the police in compromising circumstances, try not to smile too broadly.  Because you are not the brightest of people you may think that you can fool all the people all the time. But this is not true unless you have an extraordinarily big bank balance. Cancer (Jun23-Jul22) Sticks and stones may hurt more than words, but for someone like you with a very poor vocabulary this may not be to your advantage. You are concerned as you get older than you have not yet found a partner for life. Of course, you never will until you change your underwear more often and get rid of bad breath. The fact you are a transvestite doesn’t help either.

enemy navigation signals were intersecting over Coventry – indicating a raid some hours before the bombs started to fall. The RAF tried to intercept and jam these signals but failed, a not uncommon outcome during the early stages of the war. Another pro-conspiracy anecdote is that Churchill’s private secretary, John Martin, subsequently recorded that Churchill received a red box concerning details of the imminent raid early in the afternoon, but elected to tell Martin that there was a heavy raid due on London and that he must return immediately to his war bunker in the capital. However, Terry Charman of the Imperial War Museum is skeptical of the conspiracy approach, pointing out that British intelligence knew that raids were certainly coming but not the specific targeted cities. Enigma, in any case, was in its infancy: although code breakers did decipher the German word “Korn” (which means Coventry) they thought it referred to a radar system rather than a destination. Anti-conspiracy theorists also stress that there is no independent collaboration that Churchill’s private secretary or the intelligence officer actually witnessed what they claimed. They could have been

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mistaken or been lying. In any case, London was the subject of a raid the very evening Churchill received the red box. This suggests that Churchill’s hurried return to the capital was founded on genuine concerns rather than a fleeing tactic. Perhaps the real point is that the British authorities could have done very little to protect Coventry even if they had known in advance of an attack. Even if every air raid defense system in the country had been relocated to Coventry, the outcome would still have been devastating. In 1940, the state of technology did not allow British night fighters, such as they were, to take on a huge Luftwaffe flotilla with any hope of shooting down large numbers of bombers. It’s also impossible to imagine that a city with a huge population such as Coventry could have been evacuated quickly. The logistics would have been near to impossible. Seventy years on, nobody can be sure what exactly Churchill knew or didn’t know. Nor is it likely that documentary evidence will surface to clarify the point. Although it would be great to know the truth, we have to accept the reality that Coventry could not be better protected at the time, nor evacuated properly before the bombs started to fall.

by Madam Zyra

(Jul23-Aug22) Good  Leo things come to those who wait but there is little point in your case. Your hopes and aspirations are totally unreasonable. Buying one raffle ticket and then studying the overseas holiday brochures to choose the most expensive is plain daft. The one good thing about this week is that you will find some money, though it is unlikely to be worth more than about 5 baht.  Virgo  (Aug23-Sep22)  Just because you were taught to do a task one way doesn’t mean there is a lack of alternative methods. Talking to strangers in bars is not the only way of improving your social life, so try to think of other routes to friendship and sex. Your star signs suggest you will be going on an unusual journey in a very expensive vehicle, but this could turn out to be a hearse. Libra (Sep23-Oct22) Don’t put the cart before the horse and don’t plan the honeymoon before you have found a suitable partner. Today is heralded as a good day to meet a new friend although he or she probably won’t turn up on the second occasion.  Avoid bragging about your sex life unless you have had a thorough check-up in the hospital first with particular attention to your nether regions. Scorpio (Oct23-Nov22)  There is little to be gained by making a will this week as you have nothing worth leaving anyway. If you want to inform your next of kin about your funeral preparations, it’s fine to go ahead.  But remember to tell him or her it would be a total waste of money organizing a meal afterwards as most of the food would be wasted owing to your unpopularity during life. Sagittarius (Nov 23Dec22)  Look out for number one. Friends may suggest a course of action which benefits them more than you.  An example of this would be ringing the bell in a bar which means you are paying for everyone’s drink. The stars suggest you would be well advised to stay out of arguments. If you find yourself in one, hit hard and run away as quickly as possible. Capricorn (Dec23Jan22) Good friends give good advice but this won’t help you as you haven’t got anybody. By all means trawl the internet for new contacts but do not publish a photograph if you expect to get any replies. You can make a bad situation worse by insisting on having the last word but this won’t concern you as you are stubborn, stupid and a lost cause in human society.


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Local Sports Sandy Stuvik aiming for more podiums at Fuji

You had to score over 40 points for any chance!

by Cassa

After an exciting and rewarding third round of the championship in Suzuka, which saw Thai driver Sandy Stuvik clinch his first podium and class victory in GT cars, Sandy is prepared to do it all again in Japan. Located at the foothills of the famous Mount Fuji, the Fuji Speedway will be hosting the fourth round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia August 18 to 20. “I’ve never driven at Fuji before, so it will be a new experience for me. I have done as much research and sim laps on the circuit as I can, to be ready for the first practice on Friday. Due to the circuit’s geographical location, we will be hoping for some rain throughout the weekend to boost our chances.” Sandy says. During the Fuji weekend, Sandy will once again be reuniting his partnership with Croatian driver Martin

Kodric. The goal for the weekend will be to score as many points as possible, to gain back what was lost earlier in the season. “Although the Fuji circuit does not play to the strengths of our Lamborghini Huracan GT3, we will be trying to extract as much time from the corners as possible, to try to minimize our loss on the straights. I am looking forward to going racing again, but our main aim this weekend will be to try to finish as well as possible, and to get points in both races,” Sandy explains. Sandy is supported by The Pizza Company, Singha Corporation, Dacon Inspection Services, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways, ThaiWings Travel Agency, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Royal Automobile Association of Thailand.

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

Venue Fuji, Japan Shanghai, China Zhejiang, China

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

Bangpakong Riverside Golf Course Two buses departed The Growling Swan earlier than usual for the longer-thannormal drive to the very picturesque Bangpakong Riverside course. Stu Rifkin ensured he had two ice-cold heart warmers to ensure his semi-relaxed state could be achieved on the way… he should have taken a six pack! (Read more later) The course was a pleasure to play with well manicured fairways and mostly lovely, soft sandy bunkers. The greens were running well and true. The weather looked foreboding in the distance all day and a strong steady breeze made some holes a lot longer than normal, despite playing off the yellow tees. Some very good scores were achieved with two ladies ensuring a podium finish. Coming in fourth with 39 points was Wan Makmul (28), Rona Carungay (19) sneaking into third with a solid 40 point round, Greg Procter (26) shooting a creditable 43 points which would on any other day have been good enough to win, however it was Peter MacDonald who had a scorcher with 45 points on his card off his (16) handicap. Great round, Peter! Not wishing to detract from the awesome scores above, further explanation of the journey to the course needs to be expressed… Somewhat akin to a past trip to the Amata Spring Country Club when Thongchai Jaidee, Tiger Woods, Camilo Villigas

and Paul Casey, back in November 2010, played a skins tournament. That drive from Pattaya took us all the way to Suvarnabhumi airport before we back tracked and got to the course about two hours after having set off! Our epic trip to Bangpakong outdid that record by an additional 30 minutes, as we arrived at the course two and a half hours after leaving the Swan. Despite having three phones locked into Bangpakong golf course on Goggle maps, the lead bus took trips through never before seen villages where children stopped and gaped, down side roads running parallel with the highways we should have been on, across fields designed for buffalos and unregistered motorbikes only and even at one point, Google maps telling us to “turn left now” which would have seen us go straight into the Chao Phraya river… Fortunately our driver ignored that directive. We eventually arrived at the course only to realize that it was the Bangpakong Country Club golf course! More referencing with Goggle maps, plotting in an address of the correct course and a further 25 minutes later we finally made our landing at Bangpakong Riverside golf course. Stu Rifkin rushed to the bar whilst most others clambered to the rest rooms for urgent relief. The staff was very kind and understanding of our late arrival and even gave everyone 100 baht vouchers to be used at their kiosks in the club

by Derek Brook

middle of several fairways keep the mind active and the nerves on edge. Course condition would be described as fair. One encounters several kinds of grass during the round, and there were many stalks sticking up in the fairways. Time to sharpen the mower blades! Greens were in good shape overall, and as usual a bit slower than most courses in the area. That part is a nice change. Oh yes – it’s a hard course! Large elevation changes and numerous hazards require good management and all the clubs in the bag. Who sailed home to victory this time? A-Flight (0-21): Andre Van Dyk (c/h 18) who claimed to be on the disabled list the last couple of weeks came back to sink all the competition to

house and around the course. Stu bought more beer.

D-For the charity dog was passed around and once again all players and patrons alike of the Growling Swan are once again thanked for their kindness in donating to this worthy cause, which benefits

those far less fortunate in and around Pattaya. I wish someone had taken a photo of the look on D-For’s keepers face when this scribe deliberately displayed a one baht coin that he then deposited into D-forPriceless! (A currency note did follow after I finally stopped laughing!) Once again the affable Peter Grey put on a lovely free feed for those with the munchies and also made welcome new comers and returnees: Bernie McCart, Greg Proctor, Dick Brainbridge and his partner Wan Makmul, Geoff Wallace and Geoff Bracegirdle and a sole fare well to Colin Banks. For serious golfing with more than 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.

post the best score of the day with 37 points. Many wonder if Andre was in fact at a golf camp. John Davis (16) was right behind with 36 points, followed by Brian Parish (12) with 35 winning third on count-back. B-Flight (22+): Nigel Perry (25) announced he

is back in town by taking his flight with a fine 36 points, followed by Graham Buckingham (28) with 34 points, and John Sykes (36) with 32. Best Nines (non-winner): The best half rounds went to Kip McLachlan and Dick Warberg.

Results: One Grade (0 – 36handicap) 1st – Peter Macdonald (16) 45 points 2nd – Greg Proctor (26) 43 points 3rd – Rona Carungay (19) 40 points 4th – Wan Makmul (28) 39 points NTP’S 4th – Peter Macdonald 7th – Alex Field 12th – Geoff Wallace 16th – Stu Rifkin LFP’s Long first putts went to Wan’s man Dick Brainbridge on the 9th and Stu Rifkin on the 18th.

Andre returns even stronger! Thai Navy (Plutaluang) - St Wow, its August already and just one more golf major to go! Until the PGA rolls around there is the Tropical golf results to keep everyone interested. Maybe it’s even more exciting, right? This Friday the Tropical golfers headed out to the Thai Navy course to play the South/East segments. It’s been a while since we visited this place and there are always love/hate discussions about the venue. One thing there was no argument about was the 750 baht fee to walk including caddie, so 18 golfers made the decision to check it out. One certain thing about the Plutaluang course is love it or hate it, it's not boring! Water, jungle, and trees in the


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Bunker Boys Golf Bangpakon, (white tees) Today being the start of a new week and the end of the month saw the Bunker Boys make their way up highway 7 to the Bangpakong Riverside course. This is a course that is always in excellent condition and seems to be continually

Les Burns winner at Patavia in a state of upgrade and improvement. Today threw up a bit of a surprise since we last played there. A new series of bunkers are being installed on the fifth fairway exactly where a good drive would be expected to land. It is hard to fathom why a set of bunkers would be placed in such a position, particularly as they cannot be seen from the tee. It certainly raises a question as to the fairness of this positioning, one might reasonably expect to have a fair lie after a good drive down the middle of the fairway. The course was relatively deserted and the first group completed their round, showered and enjoyed an iced coffee on the balcony afterwards, while the second group was still nowhere to be seen, who knows what the hold up was. Geoff Parker who struck a rich vein of form on Friday continued on his merry way today with an excellent score of 40 points. Second place went to Frank Quinlan who showed the benefits of a recent medical intervention to record a score of 35 points. One stroke back in third place was Robbie Watts on 34 also wrapping up the"Golfer of the Month" trophy. Near pins went to Les Cobban, Thomas Nyborg and Robbie Watts. Results: 1st - Geoff Parker (14) 40 points 2nd - Frank Quinlan (32) 35 points 3rd - Robbie Watts (7) 34 points Near pins: Les Cobban, Thomas Nyborg, Robbie Watts. Pattavia (white tees) The first golf day of a new month saw the Bunker Boys make their way to The Pattavia course where a green/caddie fee of 950 baht, which also included either two free Chang beers or free food, proved to be excellent value. Conditions for golf were superb, the course was in excellent condition, the weather was glorious and the course empty, what more could one wish for, as people have said many times "millionaire golf". Our reigning club champion and recently crowned golfer of the month Robbie Watts came crashing back to earth today with one of the lowest scores seen from him since joining the Bunker Boys. He was joined by Geoff Parker who recently was in sparkling form but failed to fire today. One of their playing partners Jimmy Carr decided solitude was the order of the day as he could be seen repeatedly on a different fairway to his partners. The shining light of the day was the laughing Les Burns who took first place with excellent 31 points off a handicap of 31, one feels a cut in handicap is in order. Second place went to Raleigh Gosney winning the countback, and a revitalised Frank Quinlan again found himself in the winners circle taking

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third place. While the golf game was in progress one of our members P.J. was conducting a social experiment back in Pattaya leaving his car keys dangling from the boot lock whilst away playing and when he returned to his relief that both keys and car were as he left them, a tribute to the honesty of the good people of Pattaya, either that or nobody thought his car was worth pinching. Whilst many of our longstanding members are away for various reasons it's good to see a few absentees returning recently. Whilst some societies are struggling for numbers the Bunker Boys are still enjoying good numbers each time we play. This is the time of year when golf is at its best with lower green fees, uncrowded courses, no queues, and special deals everywhere, long may it last.

The lady takes the medal! by Steve Ellison

Silky Oaks – Monthly Medal – White Tees It was another Monday of uncertainty but we happily ended up at Silky Oaks for our medal comp for July. There was a pretty strong showing of five groups today and we thought that was amazing considering how few people there are in town. The town is deserted and is the quietest we have seen in years. Brexit, the army and police road blocks have all taken their toll over the last few months. Weather has been fantastic lately with overcast days giving us respite from the summer heat. Rain has been coming overnight which makes for a near perfect scenario for golfers and greenskeepers alike.

Results: 1st - Les Burns (31) 37 points 2nd - Raleigh Gosney (16) 35 oco 3rd - Frank Quinlan (32) 35 points Near pins: Les Burns, Jimmy Carr, P.J. Redman Mountain Shadow (blue tees) A question has been asked a few times

Fred, Alan, J.P. and Steve celebrate

Robbie watts Golfer of the month for July recently which on the face of it may appear frivolous but in reality has some substance: "do we play golf for our own enjoyment or do we play for the benefit and convenience of caddies"? There seems to be a growing reluctance amongst caddies old and young to walk on the golf course and they are not shy about showing their displeasure at having to walk. This was evident today with our last group. Caddies were constantly at least 50 yards behind their respective player, deep in conversation and with no apparent interest in their game. Caddies constantly leave golf clubs a long way from tee boxes and always take short cuts where possible leaving their player with no option if he/she desires to change club, or needs another ball. The net effect is a slowing down of play and a distraction from their game to the player. This is an issue that should be addressed by clubs as a matter of urgency if only in the interests of speeding up play. Today's round was at Mountain Shadow, a course that most people like but find very challenging, and today the difficulties were reflected in the low scores returned. The winner on the day was Jimmy Carr with a low 33 points. Second place went to Geoff Bracegirdle and Trevor Priestley brought up the rear. Only three near pins were won and, in truth, they were not too near, one only just on the green. A stiff breeze blowing across the course added to the difficulty of the course and contributed to the low scores.

Alan McKendry and Fred Birch had to share a podium space but both were at the 73 net score mark. Second place was seven shots better, and won by Jim Dundon firing a fine 66 out there. We can’t leave out the near pin and Steve Wentford took that prize here today. It was ladies day here and we had our very first lady winner for our Monthly Medal with Jareeporn Thomas shooting her best ever, a net 63. J.P., as she is known, just started playing in the last year and is improving her game by the month. Nice goin’, girl! Your lavender Antigua golf shirt has been monogrammed and is waiting for you here. Results: 1st – J.P. Thomas (36) net 63 2nd – Jimmy Dundon (19) net 66 T-3rd – Alan McKendry (12) net 73 T-3rd – Fred Birch (14) net 73

as our regular bunch of members filled the ranks and we were back on track for a proper comp again. A massive four groups were out wreaking havoc on those already overworked greenskeepers. Although he doesn’t remember it, Andy Leach got the Caddy Smile near pin and his playing partners verified he walked off with only a par. Stevie Coughlan did well and turned in a 38 for third. It turned out a rematch from Monday as J.P. and Jimmy went shot for shot to end up tied at the magic 40 point mark. Well played (again) you two! Results:

T-1st – J.P. Thomas (37) 40 points T-1st – Jimmy Dundon (19) 40 points 3rd – Steve Coughlan (36) 38 points

Khao Kheow B &C – Stableford – White Tees One of the most popular and beautiful courses in Pattaya is Khao Kheow and it was the destination for a perfect round of quality golf. The van was packed with anxious players as we headed up highway 7 for the easy 40 minute journey. There is little traffic these days and nobody on the courses, so we were back to TGC by 2:15 after our 9:40 tee time. Dave Ferris made his usual podium appearance but this time only at third place. Visitor Renay Klippen did him one point better and took second with 35.

Renay, Bob and Alan back at TGC after the round.

Mountain Shadow – Stableford – White Tees I usually book the golf about six weeks or so in advance. We get feedback from other groups, their write-ups and chatter from the lads that play with other societies from time to time. You just never know what courses will attract the most sign ups but Mountain Shadow is always a favourite. Except for this time. We only had one group out today! This will be a short write-up as we didn’t even bother with a comp and just had a friendly, relaxed knock about for a change.The course was in excellent condition, just as we had heard it would be. There was no rain on the horizon, those hardy few that played whipped round in just over three hours. I told you the town was deserted!

Results: 1st - Jimmy Carr (16) 33 points 2nd - Geoff Bracegirdle (15) 30 points 3rd - Trevor Priestly (19) 29 coo

Results: 1st – Jimmy Dundon (19) 41 points 2nd – Koichi Takamoto (27) 29 points 3rd – Chris Bailey (14) 28 points

Near Pins: Geoff Parker, Geoff Bracegirdle, Mike Brett

Silky Oaks – Stableford – White Tees There was a far better turnout for today

After seven weeks of playing with The Golf Club, our Aussie mate Bob Catlow finally came good with a win and he did it in style with a big round of 40 points! Bob will be back home by the time you read this but is planning to be back by early November for another session in Pattaya, the home of golf in Thailand! Results: 1st – Bob Catlow (18) 40 points 2nd – RenayKippen (11) 35points 3rd – David Ferris (16) 34 points 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 from 7 am to 8:30 pm with our famous Steak Nights on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@gmail. com and see updates at www.facebook.com/ golfclubpattaya... all handicaps welcome.


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You & Your Pets Hugs and kisses

Cats for You in Pattaya

Does anything compare with the affection shared with your pet while hugging your dog or cat? To you it might feel similar to cuddling a baby or embracing a loving partner. To your pet, however, it’s akin to being locked in a straight-jacket while being threatened by unknown predators. Cat owners no doubt are more aware of this than are dog lovers. Cats have the same negative reactions to being embraced and have no compunctions about expressing their anxiety. They bolt at the first opportunity to escape the clinch—affection be damned! Dogs, on the other hand, seem to put up with hugs. But only because they’re not as adept at bolting or clawing their way out of the constraint. They might bite, of course, but only as a last resort. Beyond which, locked in an all-encompassing squeeze, the only accessible target is probably his master’s nose--and that would be a no no. So Fido simply puts up with it. How do we know that dogs hate hugs? Ask virtually any animal expert. One such expert is Dr. Stanley Coren, a professor of psychology specializing in canine behavior. He points out that dogs almost always show signs of stress or anxiety when being embraced. Those signs include avoiding eye contact, showing the whites of their eyes, lowering their ears, yawning, licking, and raising a paw, according to Psychology Today. Just turn to the internet and observe the plethora of photos of people hugging dogs. Few animals look comfortable in those photos; fewer still appear to wallow

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

Celia and Wilson

in the embraces. There is little scientific evidence and even less research on how animals perceive being held. But in his study of 250 photos of dog hugging, Coren determined that human subjects appeared to be “happy,” while canine subjects appeared to be “unhappy.” The animal psychologist found that more than four out of five dogs were not pleased with being held. Only 7.6 percent of the dogs appeared comfortable with being hugged, while 81.6 percent of the photos showed at least one sign of “discomfort, stress, or anxiety." A dog’s natural impulse when faced with a threat is to run away, Coren points out, but when you embrace a dog, you take away its ability to deal with potential threats. Instead of hugs, he recommends showing affection through petting, playing and giving them treats. Now don’t get me started on kisses!

This lovely mum and son combination were rescued from our local temple. Celia had 3 kittens 2 of which have already been re-homed, leaving just this little black and white rascal Wilson. This "Purrfect pair" would love to go to a new home together if possible.

Mr.Tibbs

This friendly handsome boy has been with us for a few years now, he just loves playing in the garden and is a good cat for catching vermin. He would love to go to a new home where he could be the centre of attention, but could also be a good friend for your lonely puss.

Temple kitten 1

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

About Shock

If your dog or cat is hit by a vehicle, mauled in a fight with another animal, or severely frightened by a real or imagined threat, your pet may go into shock. How can you tell? Check for a weak pulse, shallow breathing, nervousness, or dazed eyes. If he is symptomatic, keep him restrained, warm and quiet. An unconscious animal’s head should be kept level with rest his body. Immediately transport the animal to a veterinarian.

Going to the Dogs...

This lovely kitten was born here just 6 weeks ago: we found her mum at our local temple. She was heavily pregnant. Just a few days later she gave birth to 5 beautiful babies. This one is called Moley and has many lovely colours.

Temple kitten 2

This next lovely kitten is an unusual ginger girl as most Ginger cats are boys. Just like her sister above, she is lively, friendly and very naughty as most kittens are. It would be nice to re-home her with one of her brothers and sisters.

Cat Corner

Ever wonder where you'd end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash? ~Robert Brault

The most popular pedigreed cat is the Persian cat, followed by the Main Coon cat and the Siamese cat. Zorba, an English mastiff, is the biggest dog ever recorded. He weighed 754.6 kilos (343 pounds) and measured 2.5 meters (8' 3") from his nose to his tail. TSome dolphins can understand as many as 60 words, which can make up 2,000 sentences. They also show signs of self-awareness.

Summer Shave? A pet's coat is designed by nature to keep it cool during the summer and warm in the winter. By shaving your pet you usually interfere with this built-in temperature regulation. Cats, in particular, are very good at regulating body temperature and do not benefit from being shaved. Because cats are so much smaller than dogs relative to their exposed surface area, they’re better at getting rid of extra body heat. Cats also are usually more mobile than dogs, so they can simply move to a cooler spot when temperatures rise.


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Games

CROSSWORD Across

Down 1. FDR’s successor

1. Mother of Ishmael

2. ___ crossroads (2 wds.)

6. Mythical strongman

3. Republican party’s inits.

11. Took

4. Baldwin et al.

12. Blow one’s own horn

5. Makes over

13. Used a VCR

6. “Dancing Queen” singers

14. Common cow name

7. Shop equipment 8. Final stage (2 wds.)

15. Gray element

9. Brayer on the farm

17. Face, to Ralph Kramden

10. Unkempt place

20. Wood strip

16. “___ of Frankenstein”

23. Extreme anger

17. Actress Basinger

24. Tiny taste

18. Retirement acct.

26. Military mail abbr.

19. Exporting 21. Mimic

27. Supplies a crew

22. Won___ soup

29. Make lower

25. Expire

31. Eating cars

28. From then on

33. Singer Patsy

30. Written composition

35. Muslim religion

32. ___-do-well 34. British bathroom 36. Be untruthful 37. Actress Sheridan

42. “Laughing creature”

38. NYC transit org.

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year back

way

know

well

want

give

make

good

come

people

look

WHAT’s the WORD? new

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first after

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41. Actor Moore

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say

40. Holy person

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Solution Issue 22

33. Lifesaving skill (abbr.)

39. Puerto Rican city

get

Identify which word is being defined.

2. Definition: Dorsal part of the bird. First letter: B Answer: __________ 3. Definition: Complete or entire, as in: Bread made from _____ grains is healthful. First letter: W Answer: __________ 4. Definition: Completed, as in: Call me when the website is _____. First letter: D Answer: __________ 5. Definition: _____ is the ownership of a corporation represented by shares that are a claim on the corporation’s earnings and assets. First letter: S Answer: __________ 6. Definition: A group of computers or devices that shares a common directory database and is administered as a unit. For example, on the internet the .com _____ identifies host systems

used for commercial business. First letter: D Answer: __________ 7. Definition: A sum of borrowed money (principal) that is generally repaid with interest. First letter: L Answer: __________

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8. Definition: The earnings a company realizes after all costs, expenses and taxes have been paid. It is calculated by subtracting business, depreciation, interest and tax costs from revenues. First letter: P Answer: __________ 9. Definition: Money a company receives from the goods and services it sells. Also called revenue. First letter: S Answer: __________ 10. Definition: That portion of a photograph or line art drawing that appears furthest from the eye; the surface upon which the main image is superimposed. First letter: B Answer: __________

Answers:1. Industry; 2. Back; 3. Whole; 4. Done; 5. Stock; 6. Domain; 7. Loan; 8. Profit; 9. Sales; 10. Background.

1. Definition: The category describing a company’s primary business activity. This category is usually determined by the largest portion of revenue. First letter: I Answer: __________

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Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 23 - 16-31 August 2017  
Pattaya Today Vol 16 Issue 23 - 16-31 August 2017  
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